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30-Day Marvel Challenge, Day 3- Favorite Diva

It’s day three of the 30-Day Marvel Challenge, and I have to pick out my favorite diva character. I’ll be honest: I don’t know that many divas in Marvel’s repetoire. I tend to avoid reading about them because they’re the kind of person that I can’t stand. In fact, there’s only one diva that I know of.

Emma Frost, The White Queen

She wears black now, but she wore white back in the day.

I didn’t learn who Emma was until I first saw in Wolverine and the X-Men, but she has quite the history in the comics. Introduced all the way back in 1980 during Chris Claemont’s legendary run, she’s the daughter of a wealthy family from Boston. Once she discovered her mutant powers as a telepath, she used them to advance her standing in life, becoming the White Queen of the secret Hellfire club. In her first appearance, she tried recruiting a young Kitty Pryde to her school (and the Hellfire Club), only to be defeated by the X-Men and seemingly killed.

She only faked her death, though, and she and the X-Men would clash several more times over the years. When most of her students were killed by a time-travelling villain, though, she becomes an ally to the X-Men. After making her way to Magneto’s mutant island-nation of Genosha, Frost lost another group of students when most of the island was slaughtered by Sentinel Robots. She joins the X-Men as a full-fledged member, and after Jean Grey dies, starts dating Cyclops. Last I heard, she got forced out of the X-Men after a war between them and the Inhumans due to helping to start the war. I think, I don’t know.

In all her appearances, the key thing I remember about Emma Frost is her “high-and-mighty”, queen-bee demeanor. She’s always acting reserved and refined, and when she was with the X-Men, that didn’t win her any favors. There was also the fact that she talked a emotionally-fragile Cyclops into having a psyhic affair with her, too. If I’m honest, if Emma frost was a real person, I doubt that I would get along with her that well. She’s a diva who likes to act high-and-mighty. Still, I know that she can be a good person, as seen in Wolverine and the X-Men when she sacrificed herself to save the X-Men.

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