One of the most powerful telepaths in the Marvel Universe, Emma Frost was once an enemy of the X-Men. Joining the team, she would begin a relationship with Cyclops and become one of the most important members of the team. While she hasn’t always stayed exactly on the straight and narrow, Emma has more than made up for her years of villainy.
Reformed villains are sometimes some of the best heroes. Emma has proven her worth over the years, even gaining a secondary mutation that makes her more of a physical threat- the ability to turn into an organic diamond form and enhanced strength. Using these powers, how would Emma Frost do against some of the greatest heroes of the DC Universe? Who would she defeat? Who would defeat her?
10 Would Lose To: Doctor Fate
Empowered by the Helmet of Nabu, many have worn the mantle of Doctor Fate over the years but none are as well known or powerful as the first, Kent Nelson. With spells powered by Nabu, a Lord of Order, Doctor Fate is one of the most powerful sorcerers around.
Emma’s telepathy wouldn’t have much of an effect on Doctor Fate. This would make her transform into her diamond form, but even that wouldn’t help against Doctor Fate. Sooner or later, Doctor Fate would be able to figure out a spell to take Emma down.
9 Would Defeat: Batman
Everyone knows Batman and his story. He’s one of the most formidable heroes around, using his brains and technology to punch way above weight class. Many have lost to him because they’ve underestimated him.
Batman would probably have some kind of telepathic defense but it’s doubtful it’s something he would use all the time. Even if he did, Emma would shift to diamond form quickly. This would even up the odds, allowing her to take any of Batman’s attacks. While she isn’t anywhere near the hand to hand combatant Batman is, she would only have to land one punch to take him down.
8 Would Lose To: Zatanna
Another powerful magic user, Zatanna grew up around magic. Her spellcasting ability is novel, to say the least- she casts by saying what she wants to happen backward. It’s been shown that she can do just about anything with this power. This makes her a very formidable opponent and her talent has served her well as a member of the Justice League and in her battles with all kinds of otherworldly foes.
Zatanna would be able to defend herself against Emma’s telepathy just long enough to cast a spell that would nullify it. After that, it would just take another spell to take the mutant down.
7 Would Defeat: Green Lantern
Armed with one of the most powerful weapons in the universe, Hal Jordan is the greatest living member of the Green Lantern Corps. Using his prodigious willpower, he’s able to create powerful constructs with the ring’s emerald energies. A member of the Justice League, he’s taken down some of the greatest threats the DC Universe has to offer.
Green Lantern’s power depends completely on his ability to think, and people don’t think around Emma unless she wants them to. Using her telepathy, Emma would be able to stop Green Lantern from using the his ring and then just shut him down.
6 Would Lose To: Cyborg
After a horrible accident, Victor Stone was bonded with a Mother Box by his father and became the superhero known as Cyborg. Super strong, able to form all manner of weapons from his cybernetic systems, and able to control technology, Cyborg was an asset to the Justice League during his time with the team.
While Cyborg still has a human brain, it would be very hard for Emma’s telepathy to work against it all because of the Mother Box driven enhancements. One shot from his white noise cannon would take Emma out.
5 Would Defeat: The Flash
The fastest man alive, Barry Allen is one of the most formidable heroes there is. Able to move at speed of light, vibrate his molecules through matter, and run between universes, the Flash is one of the most powerful members of the Justice League.
As fast as the Flash is, Emma’s telepathy works at the speed of thought. She’d be able to mess with his mind, keeping him from targeting her before shutting down his brain.
4 Would Lose To: Red Tornado
Created by T.O. Morrow to destroy the Justice League, Red Tornado bonded with the Tornado Champion and overcame his programming. So, basically the Vision with tornado powers. Joining the Justice League, he would eventually become a air elemental, also getting married and adopting a daughter.
Emma’s telepathy wouldn’t work at all against Red Tornado. She’d go to her diamond form, but Red Tornado is an air elemental. He has more than enough power to take Emma down.
3 Would Defeat: Wonder Woman
Sent to Man’s World to teach the the Amazonian way, Wonder Woman is one of the greatest heroes on the face of the planet. Strong, fast, durable, and able to fly, Wonder Woman is one of the linchpins of the Justice League.
Wonder Woman may be a demi-god, but Emma’s telepathy has been able to mess with the minds of all kinds of powerful beings. It might take a little longer against Wonder Woman, but Emma likes a challenge.
2 Would Lose To: Martian Manhunter
The last of the green Martians, Martian Manhunter has one of the most impressive arrays of superpowers of them all. Picture Superman if he could also shapeshift, turn invisible and intangible, and was a telepath. One of the most important members of the Justice League, Martian Manhunter is always on the forefront of the battle against evil.
Martian Manhunter has been able to link every mind on the planet telepathically, so he should be powerful enough to at least match Emma’s mental powers. She could go to her diamond form, making her mind impenetrable while also losing her mental abilities, but she would still be no match for Martian Manhunter. He’s just way too powerful.
1 Would Defeat: Superman
The Last Son Of Krypton, Superman is one of the most recognizable fictional characters on the planet. For over eighty years, he’s been thrilling audiences, always fighting the worst evils of them all with his titanic powers. The de facto leader of the DC Universe, Superman is one of the most formidable beings around.
Superman has all of the coolest superpowers and against most heroes, they would be more than enough to triumph. However, Emma isn’t going to try and fight him. She’ll go right for his mind. Superman has no telepathic defenses, so it wouldn’t take long for Emma to take him down.
How does Emma Frost stack up against the heroes of DC? Which ones would she defeat? Which ones would she lose to?