Is Emma Frost British??

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#1 Posted by cattlebattle (12592 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought she was from Mass. 
 
I know in cartoons" Wolverine and X-men" and in the Gen X TV movie she was.
 
I often see peoples comments about First Class complaining "Why wasn't Emma british" She never was,.....unless I missed something

#2 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

She's an American who speaks with a British accent for the fun of it. There's obviously more psychological reasons behind it, but that's the gist.

#3 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

I assume the complaint would have to do with her time in the Hellfire Club which has that British Gentlemen's Club thing going for it...

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#4 Posted by StarKiller809 (1237 posts) - - Show Bio

I always though she was. When every I read her in comics I pictured her talking with an accent, but I know the movie didn't give her an accent. So, I don't know.
#5 Posted by etragedy (1051 posts) - - Show Bio

She's just one of those with pretensions to class, and believes that talking with a British Accent conveys that... I'm sure you know the type.

#6 Posted by cattlebattle (12592 posts) - - Show Bio
@etragedy said:
She's just one of those with pretensions to class, and believes that talking with a British Accent conveys that... I'm sure you know the type.
Madonna?
#7 Posted by Stuka69 (117 posts) - - Show Bio

She´s a cold person, sees herself as a member of upper class/aristocracy and a perv...so, yeah, I guess she´s british in some ways at least... 

#8 Posted by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio

You are correct in thinking she is not British, she does however speak with a fake British accent but I have no idea why she does. She's just weird I guess.
 
@Stuka69
Did you just say all Brits are pervs? lol.

#9 Posted by Stuka69 (117 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vortex13 said:
You are correct in thinking she is not British, she does however speak with a fake British accent but I have no idea why she does. She's just weird I guess.
 
@Stuka69: Did you just say all Brits are pervs? lol.
As a man of reason I of course cannot make such a claim...but yeah ;-) All those auto asphyxiated politicians with apples in their mouths...sorry, got distracted, yeah, Emma Frost, true brit...
#10 Posted by davelecave (1113 posts) - - Show Bio

She's from NEW England, not old England.
 
She speaks with an accent because she's stuck up.

#11 Posted by Edamame (27987 posts) - - Show Bio

No, but I would imagine that she is simply an American from Boston, Massachusetts with British ancestry. I don't know how many generations, though. 

#12 Posted by EmmaGrace (1024 posts) - - Show Bio

Another thing people speculate about her accent was her college friend. She had a British accent and who was Emma's first "teacher", in terms of her TP. IN a fallout of their's they got in a psychic battle, Emma being the victor. So it's a possiblity she psychically absorbed the accent. Just a possibility.

#13 Posted by Charmix (11958 posts) - - Show Bio

In Morrison's it was implied she had an English accent 

#14 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio

She is not English, she is American, she picked up a British accent after having a telepathic battle with her British roommate that has influenced her speech patterns, she could probably correct it, but its in Emma's personality to probably just go with it. Emma's all about subversion of image and image modification. So yes, she should sound somewhat more British than ordinarily. 

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#15 Posted by joshmightbe (24691 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you sure this isn't just a case of dumb kids mistaking speaking English properly as a British accent ?

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#16 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe:  Its more some people having read her mini and/or Morrison books VS assumptions people have when they see someone they know is American. 
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#17 Edited by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:

Are you sure this isn't just a case of dumb kids mistaking speaking English properly as a British accent ?

It isn't that people thought because she spoke well that she was British it has been referenced in the comic that she speaks with an accent. And she did have a British accent in Wolverine and the X-Men. Or at least what was supposed to be a British accent lol.
#18 Posted by joshmightbe (24691 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vortex13: I know I was making a joke
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#19 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe:  Oh... lol (I was wondering, oh and I know you didn't address me either, but I didn't get it at first either that you were joking, but in retrospect *smile*)
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#20 Posted by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@Vortex13: I know I was making a joke
I thought you might be, but better safe than sorry. I did find it funny regardless though lol.
#21 Posted by Mercy_ (92629 posts) - - Show Bio

Fairly certain the accent comes from pretty much assimilating Astrid Bloom..

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#22 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
Fairly certain the accent comes from pretty much assimilating Astrid Bloom..
 
*Nods*  
 
350 points awarded.  
 
Now for the next round question to see if Dark Huntress wins a lovely 2 week vacation in Hawaii, Nocturne from Exiles, she has a retractable tail. Why? 
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#23 Posted by cattlebattle (12592 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost:
 @SC:
 @EmmaGrace
 
How come only some writers and creators acknowledge this??  
 
I mean in The Astonishing X-Men motion comic, she has an "american accent" If you've ever played X-Men Legends 1 or 2, same thing....you could say that the creators of the game were responsible, but everyone else who has an accent is spot on.
 
So what is it, Just random?
#24 Posted by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC said:
@The Dark Huntress said:
Fairly certain the accent comes from pretty much assimilating Astrid Bloom..
 *Nods*   350 points awarded.   Now for the next round question to see if Dark Huntress wins a lovely 2 week vacation in Hawaii, Nocturne from Exiles, she has a retractable tail. Why? 
so it doesn't get bitten by rats of course.
#25 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@cattlebattle:  Its random sorta more inconsistent sorta because not that many people really care. I mean, there are probably bigger inconsistencies. Also the explanation we gave you is sorta weird. I doubt they could sell such an idea in the First Class movie for example.  
 
@Vortex13:  Possibly... I am not sure I see Nightcrawler have that problem much? Then again, he is dead and Master Splinter looked pretty happy and full the same day Kurt died... 
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#26 Posted by Mercy_ (92629 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC V_V I don't remember.
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#27 Posted by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC: He definitely seems happy.
#28 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
@SC V_V I don't remember.
 
Oh thats okay, you don't need to win a Vacation since you win at life and in general! *smile*  
  
 
@Vortex13
 
I am surprised that he is still alive. Any moment you'd expect X-Force to burst in and kill him. He did after all eat Nightcrawler. He is worse than Bastion and all Sentinels combined. X-Men must fear the Turtles. 
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#29 Posted by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC: Well both groups are mutants. Sooooooo Brotherhood of Evil Teenage Mutant Turtles anyone?
#30 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vortex13:  LOL, nice, very clever. *smile* 
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#31 Posted by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC said:
@Vortex13:  LOL, nice, very clever. *smile* 
Yay I was clever! ^_^.
#32 Posted by cattlebattle (12592 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vortex13 said:
@SC: Well both groups are mutants. Sooooooo Brotherhood of Evil Teenage Mutant Turtles anyone? 
 

#33 Posted by HexThis (884 posts) - - Show Bio
You know what's interesting about the Boston area/the Boston accent? A lot of people associate it with Irish immigrants and deem it rather "street" but in actuality it was the lower class' attempt at sounding more waspy and British (we're talking waaay back, beginning of the 20'th century). It's most notable in the lack of pronunciation when it comes to "hard R's". For example a Brit trying to say "Harvard" would phonetically say "Havaad" and a Bostonian would say "Havaahd"- neither pronounces the R.  I'm from New England/Masschusetts and I've heard older people speak a bit more Brit-like.
 
I think Emma's accent is appropriated from Astrid Bloom but it's not completely British. Emma, Charles, and even Magneto seem to have what we would call MID-ATLANTIC accents- An inflection & pronunciation somewhere between English & east coast American.

@The Dark Huntress said:
Fairly certain the accent comes from pretty much assimilating Astrid Bloom..
Another fun fact, Astrid Bloom is ACTUALLY Stacey Dash from Clueless... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ugh, I don't know why some people use that hack who did all the Emma covers as avatars. He's a Land-caliber plagiarist. 
#34 Posted by God_Spawn (37371 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
Fairly certain the accent comes from pretty much assimilating Astrid Bloom..
this
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#35 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2313 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vortex13 said:
@joshmightbe said:

Are you sure this isn't just a case of dumb kids mistaking speaking English properly as a British accent ?

It isn't that people thought because she spoke well that she was British it has been referenced in the comic that she speaks with an accent. And she did have a British accent in Wolverine and the X-Men. Or at least what was supposed to be a British accent lol.
XD it was a british accent after having lived in the US for like 5 years lol at least it wasn't risty(mystique) in x-men evolution's accent, now that was terrible
#36 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
She's an American who speaks with a British accent for the fun of it. There's obviously more psychological reasons behind it, but that's the gist.
Seriously? lol
#37 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3453 posts) - - Show Bio

She likes how it sounds, so she uses a fake accent. Cyclops mentions that it is fake on a number of occassions, and I'm pretty sure Morrison did, as well (he was pretty open about her plastic surgery and general snobbery). See panel #3.
 

#38 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7265 posts) - - Show Bio

What a BEG.

#39 Edited by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@PhoenixoftheTides: Hey, do you happen to remember what story arc you got that scan from?
 
@AgeofHurricane said:
What a BEG.

What's a "BEG"?
#40 Posted by The Poet (8296 posts) - - Show Bio

didn't know about this...then agian don't read x-men, but cool to learn about characters you know a little bit about...

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#41 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3453 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm said:
@PhoenixoftheTides: Hey, do you happen to remember what story arc you got that scan from?
 
@AgeofHurricane said:
What a BEG.
What's a "BEG"?
Pretty sure that was from Xenogenesis
#42 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7265 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm: Its a London thing. ^.^
#43 Posted by Harryman (314 posts) - - Show Bio

She's a cold-blooded murderer...

#44 Posted by doddy (248 posts) - - Show Bio

@Harryman said:

She's a cold-blooded murderer...

Hmmm, yea, she is.

She killed her older sister Adrienne, who planted bombs around the school, and one of them exploded in front of Synch killing him.

She killed a man who ran over a mutant kid and didn't report it 25 years ago, under the influence of the PF.

#45 Posted by God_Spawn (37371 posts) - - Show Bio

@Harryman said:

She's a cold-blooded murderer...

Please, tell me more.

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#46 Posted by Harryman (314 posts) - - Show Bio

I also thought she was a latino..

#47 Posted by God_Spawn (37371 posts) - - Show Bio

@Harryman: Now you're just trying to mess with me.

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#48 Posted by Harryman (314 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

@Harryman: Now you're just trying to mess with me.

Why you not like Latin girls!?!?!?!?!?!1111?!

#49 Posted by God_Spawn (37371 posts) - - Show Bio

@Harryman: Latin girls are irrelevant. Emma is white.

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#50 Posted by Harryman (314 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

@Harryman: Latin girls are irrelevant. Emma is white.

Yep.

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