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Emma Bloom, a spark, abandoned at a circus when her parents couldn't sell her to one.

–Dr. Golan, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Emma Bloom is a female syndrigast with the peculiarity of being able to manipulate fire.

She is the female tritagonist in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and the deuteragonist in Hollow City and Library of Souls.



Emma is often described by Jacob as having white skin. The first time Jacob and Emma met, he described her as "strikingly pretty." Jacob also says that she has wavy hair.


She is described as 'hot-tempered but trustworthy' by Miss Peregrine. She was also seen as very confident by Jacob in Hollow City.


Emma is able to manipulate fire with her hands; she is able to create fire and to also control it.

Early Life

Emma tells Jacob that she first began to manifest her pyrokinetic ability at the age of ten, when she would set her bed on fire while sleeping. Because this would happen so frequently, her parents reduced Emma's bed to a metal cot which they stressed over not having anything flammable. Emma's parents continued to call her a pyromaniac and a liar, reasoning their claims with the fact that Emma was never burned from the fires she caused.

She says that a day came along where her hands began to itch, then to swell, and then to grow so hot that she plunged them into a case of ice holding fish at the market. All the ice melted, and the grocer wanted money for the ruined fish. Then, Emma's hands caught fire completely. Emma's parents found out, and her mother ran out of the house, never to return, thinking Emma was a demon from hell. But Emma's father beat her and locked her away. When she tried to escape, he tied her down with asbestos sheets, not even untying her so she could feed herself.

Finally, her younger sister Julia freed her late at night and she ran away. Emma went to the circus where she worked as a fire-eater. Eventually as revealed in Library of Souls, a woman found Emma at the circus and gave her a job opportunity, which is later revealed to be working as a drugged peculiar for sale. Emma refused again and again, and eventually was drugged, gagged, and chained in the back of a truck. That is where Miss Peregrine found her.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Emma is 88 years old in the first book.

During the stand-off with Dr. Golan, it is revealed that Emma's parents had tried to sell her off to a circus when she was 5 years old, but ended up abandoning her at one when they weren't able to.

Jacob first saw Emma when he was exploring the children's home in the present. She and various others gathered around the hole Jacob had made in the first floor and peered down at him in the basement. At first, Emma thought he was Abe, but quickly seemed to realize that he wasn't, and left the house. Jacob chased after her. Later, when they entered the loop, Emma caught up with Jacob while he was hiding from the men from the pub and threatened him with a knife. When he told her that he was Abraham Portman's grandson, she refused to believe him and demanded to see his eyes, believing him to be a wight. She tied him up and brought him to Miss Peregrine. Later, Emma escorted him home from the loop.

Hollow City


Abraham Portman

Before Jacob's grandfather left, Emma and Abraham "Abe" Portman were considered the "Sweethearts" at the loop. Jacob also found a box of letters that Emma and Abe had written to each other when Abe left for the war.

Jacob Portman

At the beginning, Emma felt untrusting and uneasy about Jacob's background and accused him of being a wight multiple times, but as the series goes on, she begins to warm up to him, and falls in love with Jacob.

Enoch O'Connor

Millard Nullings


Start a Discussion Discussions about Emma Bloom

  • Zombie Apocalypse

    11 messages
    • The zombies would sniff Millard out. Emma's fire wouldn't completely incinerate the zombies at first. Althea probs.
    • Althea? Oh, the girl with ice powers! She could definetly help! 
  • Could a peculiar be turned into a hollow?

    3 messages
    • Hollows are peculiars after the result of an experiment that went wrong, so peculiars can become hollows.
    • Why do people ask these questions that are answered multiple times in detail in the books?

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