If you had to pick one thing out of all you love about Emma, what would it be?
That’s an easy one! :)
I love how brave she is. Physically is nice, but she’s also brave with her feelings. We spend a lot of time in fandom discoursing around the Problem of Emma’s Walls, but I fell hopelessly in love with her during the pilot episode’s castle scene, when she spills her guts to Henry, and when she’s talking about her birthday candle at the end. When she’s talking to Ashley a few episodes later, same thing. I could list a thousand moments. She’s not emotionally illiterate, she’s scared – and with good reason! – and over the course of the series she has all of these battles and conversations, often with herself, and she overcomes her fears.
They glanced at in the Pilot but then veered sharply away from the cliche of a character with emotional scars who just pretends to not feel anything ever. Emma has scars, but she feels constantly and deeply. (How many gifs of Emma crying do we have?) Sure, she screws up when it comes to her relationships, and sometimes it takes some patience from the other party – but that she’s been hurt so badly by so many people, but still fundamentally likes them and wants to trust them is quite likely my favorite thing about her.
What a fun question! Now you?