Emma Frost is one of the many characters in comic book history who started off as a villain, but worked her way onto the side of good. Of course she's not only a mutant, but she's also super-intelligent, and a huge home-wrecker. Not only is she an incredibly strong telepath, but she can also turn herself into organic diamonds. She's probably one of my favorite female villains, and although I've been one of the many people up-in-arms about this film, I'm actually fine with her being in it.
Emma "The White Queen" Frost first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 as a member of the mutant-aristocrats club, The Hellfire Club. She was created by X-Men legend Chris Claremont and comic book legend John Byrne. She was asked, at one point, to join Xavier's second X-Men team, but after she refused, Xavier erased the encounter from her mind. Although Emma is a strong member of the X-Men now, she was once a formidable foe and teacher.== TEASER ==
Back in her Hellfire Club days, Emma Frost, a powerful telepath, led her own team of Mutants called the Hellions, her answer to Xavier's New Mutants. In a sense, she is the evil counterpart of Charles Xavier. Eventually, she saw the error of her ways and joined the X-Men. She led a few teams during her time on the side of good: Generation-X and the X-Men. During her time leading the X-Men, Emma developed a second mutation, like so many of her X-Men counter-parts did. She was able to turn her entire body into organic diamonds, making her a little more useful on the battlefield. Sadly, her diamond form was shattered pretty quickly, and she was out of commission for a few months. Don't worry, she was put back together like humpty dumpty and was right back in the action.
Emma became a major part of the team, especially after bagging Cyclops. Although she is a team player, she still has many secrets, like how she had Sebastian Shaw as her own secret prisoner. She's a character everyone seems to trust, although she may not be trustworthy. How much of this character do we get to see in the film though? Does she fit into the continuity?
Do the Emma Frosts of X-Men First Class and X-Men: Wolverine Origins fit in the same time-line? First thing you'll notice is that they don't look the same age at all. January Jones, who plays Emma in First Class is 8 years older than Tahyna Tozzi, who played Emma in Wolverine Origins.
The end of Wolverine Origins, when we see Emma, Cyclops, and Professor X, takes place in 1979, during the Three Mile Island incident. X-Men First Class takes place in 1963. It's 16 years between each film, but Emma seems to have gotten younger in the film. Even if you fudge the numbers a bit, it still doesn't work. I think it's safe to say that Wolverine Origins isn't a part of the X-Men continuity, and that's fine.
What will be Emma's role in this film? Well, compared to what we've seen in the trailers, it may look like we get to see a character a bit more like her role in the comic book. In a few of the screenshots we've seen creeping around the web, she is spending quite a bit of time with Kevin Bacon, who plays Sebastian Shaw in the film.
They're both dressed very nice and in what seems to be a very nice room, with wacky 60s designs everywhere, and Emma is dressed very conservatively, well, conservative for her. We know she'll be able to turn into her diamond form from the picture above, but will she be on the side of good or bad? I'm really hoping that she is a villain in this film. She is teamed up with Shaw, and that means there's a good chance we'll see the Hellfire Club in the film.
Then, there's this picture. You may want to blow it up and take a look at it first. Towards the beginning of the official trailer, we see two men looking into a room, through some glass, to see Emma in the center, sitting by herself. First thing that came to my mind was that she is one dangerous prisoner.
Later on, I noticed something that I never really caught my eye, until I started writing about Emma. Magneto, in full wardrobe, is in that same room looking at someone. Now, I can't say for sure it's Emma Frost, but it would make sense. Most of us X-Fans have a really good feeling that Xavier and Erik will go their separate ways by the end of the film, and Erik is going to want to recruit some new blood, or use another to his advantage. I have a good feeling that the Hellfire Club is the main antagonist in the film, and at one point, they will be captured, so maybe, by the end of First Class, we'll see Magneto busting them out, or at least Emma.
Hopefully, this sheds a little light on what could happen within the film with Emma's character. She was one of the few characters in the film that made sense to me, along with Sebastian Shaw. She is a lot like Professor X, so much so that she would make a great villain for the film. Maybe I'm giving this role too much credit. Maybe she'll barely be in the film at all. We all won't truly know what happens until; June 3rd anyway. What do you guys think? Is Emma right for this film? What role will she play in the over-all picture?