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Emma Carstairs
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Biographical Information
Full name: Emma Carstairs
Born: 1995
Age: 17
Status: Alive
Affiliation
Species: Shadowhunter
Residence: Los Angeles Institute
Relationships
Parabatai: Julian Blackthorn
Family: John Carstairs (father)
Cordelia Townsend (mother)
Physical Description
Gender: Female
Hair color: Golden blonde
Eye color: Brown

Emma Carstairs is a Shadowhunter that has lived most of her life in the Los Angeles Institute.

Biography Edit

Early life Edit

Emma was born in 1995 to John Carstairs and Cordelia Townsend.

Emma's parents both died in 2007, leaving their only child, Emma. The same year, Emma went with the Blackthorns during an investigation into Jonathan Morgenstern. During this time, Emma met and bonded well with Clary Fray.[1][2]

Being exposed to violence at a young age has caused Emma to dedicate her life to ridding the world of demons and striving to become the fastest, fiercest, most determined Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood. Forced to live alone at 12, Emma moved into the Los Angeles Institute to be trained as a Shadowhunter. She is determined to hunt down those responsible for killing her parents.

Other than her best friend Cristina Rosales, Julian Blackthorn is Emma's closest companion. Julian is also her parabatai, whom she is unfortunately in love with, as it is forbidden to be with him by Shadowhunter Law.

Personality and traits Edit

Oh dear, did I just drop that giant broadsword on your head? I guess I did! Must be because I'm blonde.

–Emma, Cassie on Tumblr

Emma likes to fight, train and kill things—it's her passion. She is the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter despite not having any special Shadowhunter powers, attaining her aptitude by striving hard towards a purpose. Telling blonde jokes in front of her is a good way to find yourself at the hospital.

Physical description Edit

Emma has brown eyes and golden-blonde hair, usually braided back or up in a bun for efficiency's sake, that she keeps long for sentimental reasons. As an effect of working extraordinarily hard at her training, her body is strong and tough, and she has a bad scar up her right arm that she's both proud of yet a little self conscious about.

Abilities Edit

Emma apparently favors the repeating crossbow and wind-and-fire wheels as her primary weapons.

Lineage Edit

For further information, see the "found" family tree.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Emma C.

Appearances Edit

Trivia Edit

  • She is set to be the main protagonist in the upcoming The Dark Artifices series.
  • She was initially meant to have dark blue eyes before it was changed to brown.[3]

References Edit

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