Hope is the youngest son of Peace Emerson, who was an entertainer using guns. After his father’s death, Hope inherits his famous Peace Maker gun, but Hope would rather give it to his estranged brother Cole. Hope prefers not to kill and is not interested in being a duelist, but he has no problem killing to defend himself. When Nicola Crimson insists he help her against her grandfather Philip Crimson, he at first refuses and tries to avoid her.
Hope has the ability to use the Spot Burst Shot, a technique that puts multiple bullets into the same target entry.