Emma Frost FAQs
Q50: I thought Emma Frost was just a telepath... when did she get diamond powers?
A50: Emma Frost was indeed, just a telepath, from her first appearance in Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #129, published in January of 1980, up until New X-Men (vol. 1) #115 hit the shelves in August of 2001. In that issue, during the “E is for Extinction” storyline, Cassandra Nova had unleashed Sentinels to wipe out the entire population of Genosha, where Emma Frost had begun teaching young Genoshan mutants. In the middle of one of her lectures, the attack began, and when the dust settled, when she was found in New X-Men (vol. 1) #116 a “secondary mutation” developed in her. It was the ability to convert her epidermis to a diamond exoskeleton, and it may have been triggered by her mutant nature somehow sensing that unless it evolved further in that moment, she would not survive.
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