Picking from my “not as tinfoil hat-ish as others” idea pile, I think it will Emerald’s time to shine when the story moves to Vacuo.
Vacuo’s climate appears to be arid and mostly desert. Perfect for an Arabian Night, for a character based on Aladdin. Only more so if Shade Academy’s vault is reminiscent of the Cave of Wonders, gigantic statues with booming voices spouting riddles and all.
I’m henceforth on the lookout for an episode titled “A Whole New World”.