Gemma "Emerald" Knight is a character role-played by OccamsSabre.
Gemma Knight, originally born Jessica Flores, was the daughter of Jason and Andrea Flores. In 1999 the family went to dinner at a local breakfast restaurant. Jessica, then seven years told, crawled into the backseat after dinner, playing and arguing with her older sister Stephanie. After a short time another car parked adjacent to them, and Gemma's father exited the car. Pulling a suitcase from the trunk of the car and taking an envelope from the driver of the second vehicle, Gemma was sent to live with Jonathan and Elizabeth Knight. Gemma Knight never saw her biological parents again after that evening.
The Knight Family
Jonathan and Elizabeth Knight had lost their young daughter, Gemma Knight, several years earlier to cancer. Jessica Flores, now Gemma Knight, was their replacement for her. Over the course of nine years Gemma Knight learned to play her part in her new "family." As she grew into her teenage years she became more rebellious and began to hate her lot in life. Unsure whether Jonathan and Elizabeth hated her personally, or had grown to hate what they had done, Gemma ran away from her quiet suburban, homeschooled life with Michael Thompson, a man she'd met online.
Gemma Knight lived with Michael for two years. Lying about her age she frequented clubs and bars with Michael. He taught her con jobs, badger games, and moving illicit goods. Working the clubs Gemma met her best friend, and her second sister, Stephanie "Diamond" Stone. After the first year Michael began dipping into his own supply, and when he was high he got violent. Gemma doesn't remember much outside of the sound of breaking glass, a flash of red, and the smell of iron penetrating the dusty apartment. Without even packing a bag, Gemma left a voicemail for Stephanie Stone and boarded a bus for Liberty City.
Sleeping at bus stops and under bridges, Gemma Knight was approached by a woman who called herself "Mary." Mary offered her hand to Gemma, and Gemma accepted it. Mary preached to Gemma, and to other youth, the benefits of externalizing pain. She taught Gemma that mankind is inherently evil, and encouraged Gemma to adopt a mask. Gemma took her new name, Hel, and followed Mary's direction. Hel killed seven men, each scene more gruesome than the last. The first was a simple murder, a man in the bathroom of a bar. The last was a man who's torso was flayed open, several of his organs missing, with a single green hair accidentally left behind. That single green hair, a warrant, and a driving while intoxicated charge landed Gemma Knight an indictment on the count of seven murders.
Trial and Therapy
Gemma Knight came clean about everything she did, showing no pity or remorse. She told them what she did with the blood. The livers. The kidneys. The lungs. A psychologist was assigned to her case at her indictment; Thomas Dwayne. As she spoke with Thomas her masks began to fall away. By a miracle she was deemed unfit to stand trial, and was held in a psychological facility. Gemma does not remember her official diagnosis; something about impaired empathy a social dysfunction brought on by trauma.
Her trial was postponed until it was lost in the system, and ultimately Thomas Dwayne signed Gemma Knight into his care for long term treatment.
Gemma Knight was signed into the long term care of Thomas Dwayne. After she was found mentally unfit to stand trial, Gemma began to trust Thomas and developed a bond with him. Although not formally adopted, Thomas calls Gemma daughter, and Gemma calls him father and looks to him as the only true father figure she's ever had.
Isabella Carrington, Thomas Dwayne's daughter, is Gemma's adoptive sister. Gemma loves Izzy and keeps no secrets from her. Gemma, Izzy, and Thomas frequently spend family bonding time, whether it be off on one of Thomas' many adventures, fishing, or hunting.
|Played By: OccamsSabre|
|Characters: Jeffrey Bundy • Ray Montag • Benjamin Crane • Gemma Knight • Busta Block • Theodore Dahmer|