Emma is a bad girl trying to be a good girl and she has had a lot of bada$$ moments. I love Emma and have read mostly everything about her from Morrison to Gillen. I've also read all of Generation X and what I enjoy is that everyone is not thinking she is going to betray them if they turn their backs like the the X-Men currently do. Seriously, read it. It's a breath of fresh air without that overused trope. She is trustworthy. Mostly.
I know she was once a villain, but I've only read really the Dark Phoenix Saga and a couple of Uncanny and New Mutant appearances from her "evil years". She has messed with Storm's mind and messed with Kitty and the New Mutants and has done other things. She was a fierce foe but not exceptionally dangerous compared to many others, and I think current X-Men writers play her dark years up a bit to enhance her mystique. I'm not denying she was a great villain but just she was not that much of threat compared to many of the other Big Bads. I'm really saying that her road to redemption is what she is better known for, because we've been given more depth to her than what she had previously.
Honestly, I believe she was initially just meant to be a standard villain with a corset fetish. I believe, before the likes of Morrison and Whedon got their hands on her, it was Claremont who gave a bit of insight into her character before her evil streak waned, in Classic X-Men #34.
She gives an impromptu lesson on how sexism works and is applied in the Hellfire Club (outside the Club this theory is all sorts of wrong if you look at real-life examples of sexism) and she explains her self in stunning fashion. Often people make fun of her ridiculous outfits, but the Hellfire Club is very spiritually a part of her and ingrained into her that it still resonates with her today in the current X-books.
But back on topic, I am just really curious to what Emma's "villainous feats" are.
I know she's a horse killer, I kid you not. Poor Butter Rum....
So what are her villainous feats that make her such a fierce foe? It can be current because she's never been a goody-goody. She's quite a character and I really want to just really discuss her dark side, the side that makes the X-Men not entirely trust her.
What are your thoughts on the White Queen? The dark side of her. I don't want to here about justifications why she's bad, but how she is bad.