Emma's diamond form allows her to be physically threatening to her opponents and not just mentally thanks to her high telepathic skill.
But her reliance on her diamond form makes me wonder whether she could be imposing without it.
A few issues ago in Uncanny before they came into contact with Unit, I finally saw a display of her fighting skill without her diamond form, and she seemed to be able to handle herself very well. But that was just training, and I'm just wondering if she could handle herself in a good fight.
Generation X saw her greeting Banshee with a punch, but that was just an assault, not an actual feat of martial prowess.
I know she would not be anywhere on Betsy's or any of the other members of the X-Force's level, and perhaps not even of the likes of the other X-Men who had been doing Danger Room sessions since when they were teens, like Scott, Bobby or Jean etc. Hell, Kitty's got her ninja training and Hope was raised by Cable.
So, I'm just curious, what is her martial prowess like? I've never really seen her actually fight without her diamond form.
I'm not underestimating her fighting ability, I just want to know the degree of it.