|Date of Birth||circa 1992|
|Place of Origin|| United States|
|Portrayed by|| Katherine Pawlak |
|List of Emma's blogs|
Videos with Emma
Emma Wharton is Jonas's trait positive adopted sister. At first she resents Jonas for lying to her about the Order, but soon becomes close to him and the rest of TAAG, becoming a key member of the team. In June 2008, she left for boarding school in Europe, which she attended for two months before fleeing out of fear for her own safety. Since then, she has become a key figure in fighting the Order, both in LG15: Outbreak where she was vital figure in the newly formed European Resistance, and in LG15: Anchor Cove where she has continued her investigation alongside Daniel. In the former series, she vowed to no longer appear on camera after the events surrounding Gina's death.
Emma was adopted by her first parents at birth, and they raised her as their own until she was nine years old. At that age, she had a singing recital at Hymn of One campus. Emma's mother dropped her off at the dress rehersal and drove home to get dressed and pick up Emma's father. On their way back to the campus, they were involved in a car accident on Route 405 and were killed. Unaware, Emma went on to perform in the recital, spending most of it looking for her parents in the audience. She was devistated by their death, but was whisked away to live with a new set of parents, The Whartons, members of the resistance movement who had had their minds wiped and were assigned to watch over her.
The LaRezisto Affair
Emma met Jonas after he was alerted to his parents' location by LaRezisto. The reunion was sour, however, as they didn't remember Jonas and were members of the Hymn of One, and have been seen associating with Carl and Sonia. It was later revealed through another LaRezisto video that Emma was trait positive and had been chosen to be the new ceremony girl. Jonas and Daniel quickly drugged her and took her to a remote location, but not without having to deal with members of the Order sent to fetch Emma. Once they reached safety, they asked Sarah to bring Spencer's serum, to try to make her "Trait Negative." Although they told her a false story about meeting her parents for a vacation, she soon searched the Internet and discovered that her parents had been shot, about Bree’s death and the Hymn of One. She made a meager attempt to run away, but soon decided to stay, making Jonas promise to never lie to her again.
In the video Shadow of Death (Sept. 8, 2007), Emma, Jonas, and Daniel found themselves surrounded by the Order. In the midst of the ordeal, Sarah appeared . In the end, they made an escape when Emma charged at a Shadow, grabbed him and he mysteriously died. The remaining Order members fled , Emma and the rest departed without resistance. This led Jonas to believe that she had special powers capable of killing Order members.
Soon after the confrontation, LaRezisto released a video about Emma. In the video a male voice tells Emma that she has a power, that she should help LaRezisto and that the Order fears her. The video ends with the male voice calling her "Angel of Death". Daniel reacted with his own video, expressing his mistrust for LaRezisto. In the video Decision Time (Sept. 14, 2007), it is revealed that Emma began taking injections to convert her to trait negative. In the following video, Emma is shown boarding a train with her parents. Emma then posts a vlog telling us she wishes to live a normal life and announcing she will be taking the last of her injections.
After being gone only six days, Emma returns to Jonas and Daniel offering to help. Two days later, LaRezisto posted another video saying that she was a trait positive woman, named Claire, wanting to help Emma hone her powers. Amid much protest from Daniel and Sarah, Jonas takes Emma to a remote place in the woods to meet with Claire. He then allows her to take Emma even deeper into the woods alone, and a Watcher comes out of the woods and calls Claire a "LaRezisto Shadow" and says Emma is in danger. With Jonas unable to find her, videos have been posted from LaRezisto in which Claire warns TAAG not to make any attempts to find them. They also include clips of Emma, apparently forced to say that she's fine. With TAAG doing all they could to find her, and Emma only in captivity for less than a month, Claire and Emma posted a video saying that she would indeed be doing the Ceremony and saying goodbye to Jonas, Daniel, and Sarah. Emma was eventually rescued by TAAG, however, her father told her she would not be bothered by Jonas again.
Becoming Trait Negative
While in hiding with her parents, Emma continued to post videos giving us updates on how she was doing. Her parents make it clear that she doesn't want her revealing their location, and forbids her from blogging, so she names a number of places they could possibly be in Order to avoid focus on one particular area. She vlogs at night, as so her parents won;t repremand her, and she complains that they are monitoring her actions so strictly that she feels like a prisoner again. She tries to make a convincing plea to Jonas to not let his parents' attitudes get to him, and that they'll come around eventually, though she doesn't even seem to convince herself of this.
While Emma complains of having a cold at first, she later says that the cold has gone away and she now has a flu-like illness. She says that the weirdest part of being sick is the odd dreams that come when she sleeps. She mentions that one night when she spiked a high fever, she has a dream where she is walking through clouds and and goes down a slide she sees, and proceeds to watch all the aspects of her life pass her by as she falls toward the ground. After being silent for 15 days, Emma finally posted another video called Eat Pie (Nov. 22, 2007) where she tells us that she is back at school and has changed her name, but can't reveal what it is. In the same video, she told us that while she was not completely well, but feeling about "seventy to seventy five percent" and had developed a rash that she called a butterfly rash. Days later, she was unable to sleep and posted a video expressing her concerns about the rash and her similarities to the girl in the VHS tape Jonas had posted.
A few days later, Jonas and Dr. Hart were disrupted by knocking at their door, afraid they had been found by Verdus, they began to flee, however, before they could, the hotel manager got into their room with Emma, who had made her way to Jonas. Jonas later explained that Emma had run away after showing her parents Gina's videos and they wouldn't listen to her. Emma and Dr. Hart seem to have bonded as they were seen sharing cookies and a lot of laughs. After Dr. Hart and Jonas were took Emma to a new undisclosed location, she posted a video sitting against a blank wall and telling us that her parents had put out an APB on her. Although she said very little, Jonas felt that her reference to fattigmann cookies tipped off Verdus and led them to ambush him and Dr. Hart. Days later, Emma posted another video expressing her concern for Sarah who had logged into the chat and said she belonged with the Hymn of One. Emma, along with Jonas and Daniel, then followed Jennie to Mexico and rescued Sarah.
The Ceremony and Aftermath
Surprisingly, it turned out Dr. Hart had been working with the Order all along, in an attempt to capture Emma. Emma was kidnapped, and Dr. Hart claimed he had no other choice. A few days later, however, he was a lot colder about it, explaining in detail how he had struck a deal with the Order in order to save Gina - if he got Emma for the Ceremony, Gina wouldn't have to do it. Fighting against time once more, on the day of the ceremony, the TAAG was able to find Emma at William Porter's house, but Lucy managed to escape with her and brought her to Porter's house block. The group managed to locate her there at well, but for an unknown reason, Daniel left without her and took Gina instead. The reason for this became apparent when Dr. Hart started the Ceremony - seconds after it began, the Elder's heart failed and Dr. Hart helped Emma to escape, possibly dying in the process.
After their escape from the hospital and the ceremony, it was thought that Emma may have been shot. This wasn't true, but she was losing blood at an alarming rate. Emma pulled through this experience and the group then went to stay in a cabin in the mountains where Emma sent a secret message the form of a BOGGLE board to her parents. She made contact with her parents and after saying a tearful goodbye to Jonas and the others and receiving financial help from Gina, took a train to meet them. Jonas, after initially acting out in anger, was able to get a hold on himself and send a message out to her telling her he understood and was proud of her.
On March 25th 2008, Jonas was confused when Carl mentioned that Jonas had been the one to push Emma away, however, the comment was eventually forgotten. Not long after this, according to Emma, the Order began closing in on her location. Fearing for their daughter's safety, Emma's parents decided to create a diversion so that Emma could escape to the safety of a secret bunker that had been used by the Resistance. They promised to contact her when it was safe, but they have not been heard from since.
Emma spent the next month in hiding. She spent her time reading, writing, and composing music on her guitar. On May 9th 2008, after avoiding Salinas, Jennie encountered Elizabeth Avery, who told her that Emma is going to be killed, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Before anything else can be heard, Jonas pulls Jennie away. Injured from the incident, Elizabeth informs the group that Emma had been targeted for the Ceremony by an Elder, and was being tracked down by a Watcher. Jonas pleads for Emma to contact the group, and she sends an iPod with a coded message that would lead TAAG to her location. However, on the way, Elizabeth Avery breaks into their motel room and finds Emma's location on Jonas's computer. Jennie theorizes that Elizabeth is after Emma for her life-extending blood.
Once Elizabeth arrives, she forces open the door, to Emma's dismay, and tries to persuade Emma to come with her. However, a masked figure enters the room and fatally shoots Elizabeth, and Emma escapes through a trap door. Shortly after, TAAG alive and Sarah concludes that the Order captured Emma or killed her. Unable to accept Sarah's explanation, Jonas attempts to send Emma coordinates for a meeting place. Emma sees the video, and sets out on foot with no money and few supplies in order to get there. When she arrives, her new Watcher is nearby, and she and the others make a break for it.
To the Rescue... or Not?
Upon returning to the rented house, Emma says that the experiences she has had over the last few months have made her stronger, and she is ready to take on the Order. She gets her chance when Salinas captures Carl and threatens to kill him unless a member of TAAG surrenders themselves. Emma volunteers to go, pointing out that Salinas wouldn't harm her because she is trait positive and it would anger the Order. Jonas reluctantly allows her to go, and she breaks into the Sacred Spirit headquarters where Carl is being held. Upon locating him, she discovers that there is a security camera in the room, which she uses to force Salinas to cooperate, threatening to stay with Carl and getting herself killed. Salinas disengages the bomb, and tries unsuccessfully to capture them as they leave.
The next week, TAAG go into hiding at Big Bear Lake. Out of boredom, Sarah suggests that they throw a prom, as Emma and Gina have never gone to one. Emma is the only member of TAAG to support Sarah's decision to invite Carl. Jonas plans to ask Emma in order to protect her, but Jennie guilts him into going with her. In the end, Emma asks Daniel to be her date, only to have Gina join as well so that she won't feel left out. At the dance, Emma spends the majority of her time fooling around with Gina, and when Carl and Sarah arrive, she can't resist pointing out how goofy he looks, despite Sarah asking them not to. The dance becomes tense when Daniel hears noises coming from downstairs, and he, Emma, and Jonas investigate. Though they don't find anything, Emma unknowingly catches Lucy on camera sneaking into the house. After Gina is shot, Emma flees the cabin and heads toward the first public place she can find, pursued by her Watcher. After getting away from the Watcher, Emma heads towards Jennie's meeting place, and meets up with Jonas, Daniel, and Jennie.
After they successfully recover Gina's footage of the night from Salinas and Carl, Emma uploads it onto YouTube, revealing to the community that Gina had died. The next week, Emma posted a video mourning Gina, and sings a song she wrote for her. When TAAG captures Carl, Emma tries to guilt him into talking by showing him pictures of Gina's death. However, Emma is not pleased by Jonas's reaction to Carl's presence, and is extremely aggravated by his destructive search of the house for bugs from the Order. The stress gets to Emma, and she confesses that during her stay with her parents she had applied and been accepted to a prestigious boarding school outside the United States. The school will accept her for the Fall term if she enrolls in summer classes, and she is surprised by Jonas's support of her decision to go, though she chalks it up to being out of harm's way. Before she goes, she asks everyone to keep an eye on Jonas, as she is worried by his erratic behavior. She refuses to say goodbye, instead signing off with "I'll see you next time."
Emma then appears in the NowLive chats on the day of the Ascension. The first time she comes into chat, she tries to learn everything she can, but is interrupted a few times by her roommate. She reiterates several times that the community needed to contact Taylor and tell her to get to S.S. Hathor's Song, where Daniel, Jonas, Jennie, Sarah, and a trait positive girl were. Emma also signs into chat once more, but only for a few minutes, just to say goodbye for now, and to "keep on fighting the Order."
In the months following the conclusion of lonelygirl15, Emma only appeared onscreen in the video montage at the beginning of the Chapter Episodes of LG15: The Resistance as one of the trait positive girls in the LG15 universe. In response to a comment left on Jonas's profile in September 2008 on LG15.com, it was revealed that Emma has been in contact with Jonas, and that she is safe and well at an undisclosed location. In an online chat the following month, Sarah confirmed that Emma was still safe.
- The following information is derived from content featured as a part of LG15: The Show Is Yours. As a result, it is not considered canon to the storyline presented in LG15: Anchor Cove. For more information see Canon.
Upon Will and Crystal's arrival in Paris, Emma contacted Crystal by sending her a message inside of P. Monkey telling them how to get inside SHENtek. She, alongside Mitchell, took down SHENtek's power grid, allowing them both to get in. However, Crystal got lost, and Emma contacted her with directions on how to get out. Upon discovering that Jordan and Jessica had discovered footage of Mason alive and being held captive in the KAVION room, she asked Will to find him. While Will located him Mason, Emma was distracted by SHENtek's magnetic locks turning back on and locking them inside of the building. She and Taylor worked to disable the security system, but also gave Will and Mason an alternative route to escape through the air ducts. She gave them directions to her hideout so they could hide there until Spencer could get SHENtek's hard drives to the FBI. Some time later, Emma was successful in unlocking the doors for Will to escape.
LG15: Anchor Cove
In 2016, a mysterious new video featuring Bree surfaces containing a hidden audio file of Daniel leaving Emma a voicemail. In a Facebook Live Chat a couple of days later, Daniel confirms that he is still in contact with Emma and they are still looking for answers on their own about what happened to Jonas after he was captured by the Order. After a month of silence, Daniel posts a new video featuring Emma, now with light purple hair, where they discuss reacquaint themselves with video blogging and talk briefly about their investigation.
Etymology of Emma
Emma is a Germanic name. It comes from the word "erman" which means “whole” or “universal.”
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|LG15: Anchor Cove Characters|
|Main Characters||Bree · Daniel · Emma · Spencer · M|
|Main Characters||Bree · Daniel · Jonas · Sarah · Taylor · Emma · Jennie · Gina|
|Supporting Characters||Gemma · OpAphid · Tachyon · Alex · Carl · Spencer · Mallory · Dr. Hart|
|Recurring Characters||Lucy · Nikki B · Virgil · Elizabeth Avery · Bree's Watcher · Brother · Sonia · Jules · The Whartons · Claire · Edward Salinas|
|Full Character List|
|LG15: Outbreak Characters|
|Main Characters||Mason · Crystal · Will · Emma|
|Current Supporting Characters||Spencer · Jordan · Jessica · Mitchell · Francis LaFleur · eyeseeyou · Alizee|
|Full Character List|
|LG15: The Resistance Characters|
|Main Characters||Jonas · Sarah · Maggie · Reed|
|Recurring Characters||Dr. Alderman · Beaumont · Daniel · Estelle · Lucy · Doctors|
|Full Character List|
|Original Members||Raymond Wharton · Michael Carruthers · George Kiel|
|TAAG||Bree · Daniel · Jonas · Taylor · Sarah · Spencer · Emma · Jennie · Gina|
|Hymn of None||Maggie · Jonas · Sarah · Reed · Daniel|
|K-Team||Kate · Charlie · Gavin · Tariq · Steve · Sophie · Julia · Lee · Lauren|
|The FTO||Jeffrey · Raymond · Patricia · Lauren|
|Ola's Gang||Ola · Daniel · Kama · Natan · Justyna · Bartek · Dominika|
|Landsteiner||Ursyn · Ewa · Pyton · Karolina · Eryk|
|The Lasties||Chasina · Mitch · Antonia · Bray · Jayde · Leigh|
|European||Mason · Emma · Alizee · LaFleur|