What inspired the diamond form?

#1 Posted by Mainline (1072 posts) - - Show Bio

The Emma Frost entry covers her fictional biography but not her creative origins or reimagining.  Which writer introduced her secondary mutation and what inspired its introduction?  Was it utilitarianism (the need to take a "fragile" telepath without telekinetic shields off the battlefield) or symbolic or boredom or a fad or what?  Does anyone know?

#2 Posted by pinchpaker29 (465 posts) - - Show Bio

Im also curious with this one, but I have a guess...

#3 Posted by ComicMan24 (147049 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mainline: From what I know, it was Grant Morrison. He wanted to use Colossus in one of his storylines but he couldn't, so he gave this secondary mutation to Emma Frost.
#4 Posted by Jotham (4512 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, it was Grant Morrison. It was introduced at the beginning of his run on New X-Men when she's the only survivor (I think) of the attack on Genosha. There are probably multiple reasons why he gave it to her.

#5 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, it was Grant Morrison.  He pretty much admitted that he saw Emma Frost as a beautiful & rich character like a diamond.  It was pretty much as shallow a reason as that.

#6 Posted by uncanny89 (818 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty:   You've got to love him for that though because with out him doing that we wouldn't of had the emma we know now.  
#7 Posted by N7_Normandy (2411 posts) - - Show Bio
@uncanny89 said:
" @xerox-kitty:   You've got to love him for that though because with out him doing that we wouldn't of had the emma we know now.   "
agreed; whatever his reasons, it was a good move in retrospect
#8 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24 said:
" @Mainline: From what I know, it was Grant Morrison. He wanted to use Colossus in one of his storylines but he couldn't, so he gave this secondary mutation to Emma Frost. "
This. He needed a strong character in the team, Colossus was dead, he saw Emma as a great character and one that granted him the opportunity to create the "New" in New X-Men.
#9 Posted by uncanny89 (818 posts) - - Show Bio
@N7_Normandy:   I would like to have been into comics back then, i would have loved to have seen the fans reactions to Emma joining a true x-men team.
#10 Posted by N7_Normandy (2411 posts) - - Show Bio
@uncanny89 said:
" @N7_Normandy:   I would like to have been into comics back then, i would have loved to have seen the fans reactions to Emma joining a true x-men team. "
same

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