|“||The Dragons took my home and all I loved. All I have left is my grudge against the Dragons. Even if it's wrong, I cannot change the way I feel now. Without that hatred, my heart would hold nothing at all.||”|
— Emel in 7th Dragon, after imprison.
Emel (エメル, Emeru) is a reoccuring character in the 7th Dragon series. She is the big sister of Aytel.
|“||I think she isn't human. Her looks never change. She's cold and unfeeling, but looks like a young girl. If you look close, though, she's got a skirt, and she's careful about her hairpins... She must have some cute clothes somewhere!||”|
— Arietta's intel.
In 7th Dragon, Emel is the ruler of Pleroma.
When Nyala and Haze appears, she reveals that she comes from a different world, Tokion. She came to Eden to prevent the same thing that happened to Tokion but unfortunately she failed. After the meeting with Nowari, Faro and some other from Pleroma Nowari ordered the security guards to imprison Emel in jail.
Emel makes her first appearance as a tall woman in the prologue talking to the US President, Jack Muller, while acting as the US President's aide and adviser for the Dragon hunting expeditions in the United States region.
After Murakumo leader, Natsume Hikasa disappears, Natsume deliberately transforms into a human Dragon hybrid, Mizuchi through use of the Dragon corpse samples Murakumo has collected and experimented, intentionally betraying Murakumo and the human race by going in a killing spree, killing the US President, inciting Emel to travel to Tokyo to see the rumored Unit 13 she has heard about overseas.
At some point off-screen Emel's body reverts to the size of a child and she later travels to Tokyo to Murakumo's base where she reunites with her younger sister Aytel and meets Unit 13 for the first time, learning directly of their feats in defeating the Dragon invaders. There, she reveals that she and Aytel had their home planet Hypnos was destroyed by a Dragon invasion hundreds of years ago and they came to Earth in search of people who could hunt the Dragons.
After the credits sequence, she and Aytel are seen walking towards a wounded and fallen Takehaya in a deserted street.
|“||Sisters from the planet Hypnos that was destroyed by a True Dragon in a far-off galaxy. Upon the destruction of their planet, they took the form of spiritual entities and followed the dragons to Earth. Once they arrived, they passed on their wisdom to humankind and aided them in their own battle against the dragons.||”|
— Introduction from 7th Dragon III Code: VFD.
Emel and Aytel are known by the ISDF and Nodens Company as they are recorded in history. Yoritomo and other characters that know of them often call them the Hypnos Sisters, referencing their origins.
In Chapter 4 of Code: VFD, Emel is investigating the Ladyin ruins in Kazan Republic, accompanied by Brijilt, Sailas and Nagiri. She is considered the leader figure. Her hatred towards dragons grow and she becomes more unstable as they explore the ruins with Unit 13. This causes her to summon blue Dragonsbane and knocking Nagiri out. Half-transformed into a dragon, she ventures further in the ruins to kill all dragons in sight, eventually reaching Haze. By the time Unit 13 reaches the top, Emel has already turned into a True Dragon, weaking Aytel's spirit in the process. She fights Yuma while Unit 13 fights Haze. After Haze is defeated, Emel snatches the Dragonslayer out of Unit 13's hands while Yuma is distracted, running away to Pleroma to kill more dragons.
Once Unit 13 reaches Emel in Pleroma, she fuses with Aytel to become the True Dragon Hypnos, begging Unit 13 to kill her and save the world.
- "What are you doing here? I don't see any Dragons that need slaying. Nyala must be defeated. Don't you dare betray the trust I placed in you. Not just my trust, but that of Nowari and Faro... As subordinates go, they're top-notch. Do it for them."
— Emel in 7th Dragon, after clearing the Hypnos sub-quest.
- There are two comedy scenes that features Emel, Menas and Aytel in the Kazan Mission/Quest office.