Emma's beauty and talents brought her an invitation to join the Hellfire Club, an elite social organisation of the world's wealthy and powerful figures, as a stripper.

The Lords Cardinal were given titles corresponding to the names of chess pieces.

Buckman threw the Council's support behind Project Armageddon, which was scientist Steven Lang's program to build Sentinel robots and have them hunt down mutants.

Emma dyed her hair blonde and enrolled into Empire State University, where she was reunited with Mr. While attending class, Emma met her first fellow telepath, Astrid Bloom, and Astrid began to train Emma in the use of her abilities. Kendall was dating her roommate, Christine Mc Dermott, Emma confessed her love for him and he pursued a relationship with Emma. Kendall's relationship with students if he did not leave Emma, but Astrid influenced him to choke her. Kendall left Emma in disgust upon learning that she was a mutant.

Upon learning the truth, Emma telepathically fought and defeated Astrid, absorbing her knowledge of telepathy, and saved Mr. These events led Emma to view humans as being beneath mutants and she began believing that there was no reason to practice restraint in using her powers.

Emma inherited a good deal of wealth, but most of her large fortune was the result of her business successes.

Emma rose rapidly through the world of business, thanks to her intelligence, drive, personal charm, and her secret use of her psionic abilities.Emma also became chairperson of the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Academy, a college preparatory school for grades seven through twelve located in the Berkshire Mountains in Snow Valley, Massachusetts.Frost served as the academy's headmistress and spent a great deal of her time there.While the older sister, Adrienne Frost, seemed the most obvious choice, their father chose Emma.At the same time, Christian was sent to a mental institution, and Emma refused to be her father's heir, choosing to make her own way through life instead.After Troy was killed, Emma absorbed all of the shark's knowledge of business through her telepathy.