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Emma Frost first graced comic book pages in 1980 with Uncanny X-Men #129. A mutant with telepathic abilities as well as the ability to turn into diamond, she grew up under the watchful eye of her abusive father. Starting out as a villain in the Hellfire Club, she is referred to as the “White Queen”. With her students, the Hellions, she has many encounters with the X-Men until the faithful day when her students are killed. Realizing that she cannot offer anything different from the X-Men, she ends up joining the team. Through various story arcs, she becomes a leader and teacher to the other mutants.