Young, Emily

Full Name: Emily Young

Status: Human–imprintee

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Originally From: Makah reservation (EC5 p.122)

Hair Color: Black

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Physical Description: “A young woman with satiny copper skin and long, straight, crow-black hair…. The right side of her face was scarred from hairline to chin by three thick, red lines, livid in color though they were long healed.  One line pulled down the corner of her dark, almond-shaped right eye, another twisted the right side of her mouth into a permanent grimace.” (NM14 p. 331 )


Family Members: Sam Uley, fiance; Leah Clearwater, second cousin; Seth Clearwater, second cousin; Claire, niece

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Personal History: Emily was visiting her cousin Leah–who was like a sister to her–when she met Sam Uley. Sam immediately imprinted on Emily, but Emily didn’t want anything to do with him because of his relationship with Leah. Eventually, though, Sam began to wear her down and they spent time together. It was during one of these times that Sam phased without meaning to and scarred Emily for life. He was so upset by what he’d done that he would have willingly thrown himself under a bus if it would make Emily feel better, but Emily ended up comforting Sam and their bond was cemented. (EC5)

Emily considers the shape shifting members of the pack her family (NM14 p. 338). Bella calls her “the wolf girl” when they first meet, and Emily acts as a motherly figure to the wolves, cooking huge batches of food for them to eat (NM14 p. 332). She also acts as archivist during the bonfire council meeting, taking notes while Billy and Old Quil recount the tribe’s stories. (EC11). Emily is involved in her nieces’ lives as well, and she was the photographer at Claire’s third birthday party (BD8 p. 152). It was actually Emily’s suggestion that led Quil to be the willing guinea pig for a makeup session at the party.

Her voice is described as melodic (NM14 p. 331) and Bella finds her “a cheerful person who never sat still”. (NM15 p. 350) While the wolf pack searched for Victoria during spring break, Bella spends time at Emily’s little house. Bella enjoys Emily’s company but does not remain in the house while Sam is present because “the aura of love and contentment that surrounded them was harder to take in concentrated doses” (NM15 p. 350). Emily is also welcoming to Bella when she attends the Quileute council meeting (EC11 p. 241).

Emily was the first one to tell Jacob and the pack the bad news about Harry’s morning heart attack (NM16 p. 367). Emily’s house was also the place where Quil first meets Emily’s niece Claire and imprints on her. (EC8 p. 174) She was part of the phone news line with Billy, Sue, and Old Quil, keeping abreast of the status of the fight between Victoria’s newborn vampires and the werewolves. (EC26 p. 588).

The relationship between Sam and Emily is often compared to that of Bella and Edward in its intensity and connectivity (NM5 p. 117 / BD13 p. 244)

Portrayed in the films by: Tinsel Korey

Prepared by: Alphie and Lady Di