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Emily Bright was born with the ability to manipulate magic. As a child, she would manifest her powers by levitating her toys above her crib (much to her parents' concern) or her dog, Emma.[1]

One day, Emma was hit by a car and got seriously injured, but Emily conjured a spell and healed her companion. This event led her to write a letter to Doctor Strange asking for help, which then prompted her to be invited to enroll in the newly created Strange Academy.[1]

Leaving her parents and dog behind, she traveled there with Zelma Stanton through the Western Cortex of the Neverish. Shortly after arriving, she received a warm welcome from Shaylee Moonpeddle, a fellow student and her future roommate.[1]

Despite being fairly new to the magic world, she was highly praised by Wanda Maximoff during her first day; by lunchtime, she had already used more magic in one day than the rest of her life combined.[2]

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After Calvin Morse disappeared playing Door Tag, his magical jacket came to warn the students that he was being held in a swamp. Confident they were capable of handling it with their little training, Calvin's closest friends decided to rescue him without warning the school's faculty. When they got there however, the situation was harder than anticipated and Doyle Dormammu, one of Emily's closest friends, was killed. Witnessing his death, Emily unleashed her full power against the enemy by siphoning her power along with Doyle's, but this proved too much for her body and mind, and she fainted.[3]

When the faculty arrived to end the threat and rescue their students, Doctor Strange assisted Emily and brought her to the Medical Room at the School, alongside Doyle's corpse. After being healed by Hoggoth as part of a deal with Strange, Emily tried to travel to the Dark Dimension to ask Doyle's father for help, but failed to navigate through the obscure dimension. Finally accepting the fate of her dear friend, she then gave him a farewell kiss on the forehead, inadvertently bringing him back to life.[4]

Despite Hoggoth's intervention, Emily still wasn't fully cured, so Doyle offered a bit of himself to forge the Ring of Dread, meant to keep Emily safe.[5] When visiting Asgard, the two finally had some alone time and shared their first kiss.[6]

Powers and Abilities


Using her 'third eye'

  • Sorcery:
    • Healing[1]
    • Images of Ikonn: Emily has demonstrated great proficiency in using the Images of Ikonn to multiply living creatures.[5]
    • Magic Sight: Emily has begun to master the use of the Eye of Agamotto, allowing her access to a magic vantage point and thus granting her the ability to perceive the ties of multiple worlds and to see xenoplasmic parasites.[7]
    • Resurrection: Emily somehow resurrected Doyle when she kissed her friend on the forehead.[8]
    • Telekinesis/Levitation[1]



  • Ring of Dread

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