Emma was born in Oxford, England, to a wealthy family who was head of a large company. She was always thought of as a dumb blonde, but was actually very smart. When she discovered her powers and her family was killed by Sentinels, she went on the run, taken in by Sebastian Shaw, where she bacame the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club. She later discovered that the Sentinels were being created by Shaw Interprises, which was also being funded by the Hellfire Club and it's leader, Sebastian Shaw. She teamed up with the X-Men to defeat him killing him in the process. The Sentinels were defeated, and Emma joined the X-Men. She has recently started dating Hiro McCoy, a.k.a. Beast.