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Encyclopedia > Mr. Freeze
Mister Freeze

Mr. Freeze and Batman
Art by Greg Land
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Batman #121 (Feb. 1959)
Created by Bob Kane
In story information
Alter ego Victor Fries
Team affiliations Injustice League
Secret Society of Super Villains
Notable aliases Mister Zero, Doctor Zero, Doctor Schimmell
Abilities - Genius-level intelligence
- Expert in cryogenics
- Wields a Freeze Gun and wears a suit that keeps his body temperature below freezing and enhances his strength.

Mr. Freeze, real name Dr. Victor Fries (pronounced as Victor "Frees" or "Freeze"), is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. Created by Bob Kane, he first appeared in Batman #121 (February 1959). Image File history File links Freezebig. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... The original Injustice League was the brainchild of the interplanetary conqueror, Agamemno. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... A genius is a person of great intelligence. ... Cryogenics is the study of very low temperatures or the production of the same, and is often confused with cryobiology, the study of the effect of low temperatures on organisms, or the study of cryopreservation. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Batman is an ongoing comic book series featuring the DC Comics action hero of the same name. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He is a mad scientist who plotted crimes around ice and cold. In most incarnations, this desire stems from a medical condition in which his body temperature was permanently lowered and he required a refrigerated “ice suit” to survive. They LAUGHED at my theories at the institute! Fools! Ill destroy them all! Caucasian, male, aging, crooked teeth, messy hair, lab coat, spectacles/goggles, dramatic posing — one popular stereotype of mad scientist. ...

Contents

Overview

Originally called Mr. Zero, he was renamed and popularized by the 1960s Batman television series, in which he was played by several actors. Over two decades later, a television adaptation of Batman revitalized him once again. Batman: The Animated Series, retold Mr. Freeze’s origin, introducing his terminally ill, cryogenically frozen wife, which greater explained his obsession with ice and need to build a criminal empire to raise research funds. Burt Ward as Robin and Adam West as Batman Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on ABC TV for 2 1/2 seasons from 12 January 1966 to 14 March 1968. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... In comic book terminology, the phrase origin story refers to a story or backstory revealing how a male character went through a sex change, or the circumstances under which they became superheroes or supervillains. ... This article is about incurable disease. ... Cryogenics is a branch of physics (or engineering) that studies the production of very low temperatures (below –150 °C, –238 °F or 123 K) and the behavior of materials at those temperatures. ...


Elements of this back story were incorporated into the 1997 film Batman & Robin, in which he was portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. In narratology, a back-story (also back story or backstory) is the history behind the situation extant at the start of the main story. ... For the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ...


Fictional character biography

From the time of his first appearance in 1959 onward, Mr. Freeze was portrayed as one of many "joke" villains (see also Killer Moth, The Mad Hatter) cast as stock enemies of Batman. Originally called Mr. Zero, the producers of the 1960s Batman television series renamed him Mr. Freeze (and portrayed Batman addressing him as "Dr. Schivel"), and the name quickly carried over to the comic books. Killer Moth is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... The Mad Hatter is a fictional character in the Batman comics, published by DC Comics. ... Burt Ward as Robin and Adam West as Batman Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on ABC TV for 2 1/2 seasons from 12 January 1966 to 14 March 1968. ...


Nearly 30 years later, Mr. Freeze would owe even more to television. In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Heart of Ice", he was made into a more complex, tragic character. This version of Mr. Freeze was enthusiastically accepted by fans, and has become the standard portrayal for the character in most forms of media, including the comic book series itself, which previously had the character casually killed by the Joker. Freeze was hastily resurrected in the comic after the episode aired. Tragedy is one of the oldest forms of drama. ... The Joker redirects here. ...


Modern Age

In the Pre-Crisis continuity, Mr. Freeze is a rogue scientist whose design for an "ice gun" backfires when he inadvertently spills cryogenic chemicals on himself, resulting in his needing sub-zero temperatures to survive. Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue American comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 to simplify their then-55-year-old continuity. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... Cryogenics is the study of very low temperatures or the production of the same, and is often confused with cryobiology, the study of the effect of low temperatures on organisms, or the study of cryopreservation. ...

Batman #121 (1959), the first appearance of Mr. Freeze as "Mr. Zero". Cover art by Curt Swan.
Batman #121 (1959), the first appearance of Mr. Freeze as "Mr. Zero". Cover art by Curt Swan.

In the Batman: Mr. Freeze special (based closely on the animated series episode "Heart of Ice") he is given a back story. As a child, he is fascinated by freezing animals. His parents, horrified by his "hobby", send him to a strict boarding school, where he is miserable, feeling detached from humanity. In college, he meets a woman named Nora, whom he falls in love with and ultimately marries. The first appearance of Mr. ... The first appearance of Mr. ... Curtis D. Swan (born February 17, 1920 in Willmar, Minnesota; died June 16, 1996)[1] was an American comic book artist, best known for his work on the Superman comics spanning three decades. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Nora later falls terminally ill. Fries takes on a job working for a large company run by the ruthless Ferris Boyle. Fries discovers a way to put Nora into cryo-stasis (using company equipment without permission), and places her in that state hoping to sustain her until a cure could be found. Boyle finds out about the experiment and attempts to have her brought out of stasis, overruling Fries' frantic objections. A struggle ensues, in which Boyle kicks Fries into a table full of chemicals and leaves him for dead. Fries survives, but his body temperature is lowered dramatically; he can now only live at sub-zero temperatures, forced to wear a special refrigerating suit to stay alive. As Mr. Freeze, he uses cryonic technology to create a gun, which fires a beam that freezes any target within its range. This article is about incurable disease. ... This article is about suspended animation in a medical context. ... The term stasis has several meanings: A state of stabilty, in which all forces are equal and opposing, therefore they cancel out each other. ... Sub-Zero is the name of two characters from the Mortal Kombat series. ...


His first act as a costumed criminal is to take revenge upon Boyle, a plan with which Batman interferes. Mr. Freeze fires his freeze-gun at Batman, but he dodges, causing the beam to shatter Nora's capsule. Freeze blames Batman, and swears to destroy whatever the Dark Knight holds dear (mainly Gotham City, and eventually Robin). This article is about the fictional place. ... Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ...


Mr. Freeze's crimes tend to involve freezing everyone and everything he runs into. In addition, he hardly ever forges alliances with the other criminals in Gotham, preferring to work alone, although he has worked as a hired enforcer/hitman for the Black Mask. Black Mask is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ...


In "Villains United" #1, Freeze has frozen everyone inside a Gotham City courtroom. While using a frozen man as a chair, he talks with the Calculator on speakerphone, who convinces him to join the Secret Society of Super Villains. During his time with the group, he fashions for Nyssa al Ghul a sub-zero machine in exchange for the use of her own Lazarus Pit. He attempts to restore Nora to life without waiting for the adjusting needed in the pool chemicals. However, she returns to life as the twisted Lazara, and escapes. She blames her husband for her plight, and estranges herself from him. Villains United is a six-issue comic book limited series, written by Gail Simone with art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, published by DC Comics in 2005. ... The Calculator is a DC Comics supervillain, initially created by Bob Rozakis in the 1970s. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Nyssa Raatko (Arabic: ‎) is a character in the Batman comic books. ... A Lazarus Pit is a fictional natural phenomenon in the DC Comics universe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


He is usually imprisoned in Arkham Asylum when apprehended by Batman, as it is the only facility in Gotham that can accommodate his medical requirements for a refrigerated cell. Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ...


Most recently, he has been seen among the new Injustice League and is one of the villains featured in Salvation Run. The original Injustice League was the brainchild of the interplanetary conqueror, Agamemno. ... Salvation Run is an upcoming seven-part DC Comics Mini-Series which will tie in to Final Crisis. ...


Powers and abilities

Like most Batman villains, Mr. Freeze plans his crimes about a specific theme; in his case, ice and cold. In darker incarnations of the Batman mythos, Mr. Freeze's obsession with ice stems from personal tragedy, and his crimes are inspired by his desire to make the rest of the world as miserable as he is. He freezes areas around him using special weapons and equipment. His refrigeration suit grants him superhuman strength and durability, making him a powerful villain in Batman's rogues gallery. He has even shown to be a formidable opponent for Superman. [1] Some interpretations suggest that because Fries has been soaked in the serum he intended to use for cryo-preservation, his age progression has slowed drastically. Look up motif in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up muthos in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rogues gallery is a police collection of pictures of criminals and suspects kept for identification purposes. ...


In the Underworld Unleashed storyline, the demon Neron grants Mr. Freeze the ability to generate sub-zero temperatures, no longer needing his freeze-gun or refrigeration suit. However, after his encounter with Green Lantern, Donna Troy, and Purgatory on Central Park, reverted back to his original subzero biology. He then gained a new subzero armor and weaponry. Underworld Unleashed was a crossover by DC Comics in 1995. ... For the US Weather Observation Network, see NERON. Neron is also an alternative name of the Roman Emperor Nero. ... This article is about the DC Comics character. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ...


Animated Abilities

According to Batman: The Animated Series, Freeze understands how to reproduce his powers. Upon being offered enough money to bankroll large scale research into Nora's condition, Freeze turns the wealthy, terminally ill Grant Walker into another "Mr. Freeze"-like being (on the theory that the "Mr. Freeze condition" would arrest the disease). However, Walker reveals that he wants to use his new abilities to turn the world into a frozen wasteland, leaving him and a few chosen followers to live eternally in Oceana, his underwater "World of Tomorrow". Freeze imprisons him in a block of ice as Oceana collapses around him. For two years, Walker remains in the iceberg, driving him insane. Although he does not reappear in the animated series, the "second Mr. Freeze" reappeared in the comic book Batman: Gotham Adventures (based on the cartoon of the same name). In his last appearance, he breaks into the Wayne Foundation and kidnaps all of the scientists working to cure the original Mr Freeze. With Batman out of action due to a concussion, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Robin save the scientists, with the help of Mr. Freeze. Walker is eventually caught after a short fight with Freeze, and then sent to Arkham. Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ... Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


In The Batman, Freeze has the ability to generate ice and cold with his hands.


In other media

1960s TV Series

In the 1960s Batman television series, Mr. Freeze was played by George Sanders, Otto Preminger, and Eli Wallach. In his first appearance (Instant Freeze), it is revealed that it was Batman who spilled the cryogenic chemicals on him during an attempted arrest. Batman thus feels a certain amount of guilt for his condition. Mister Freeze was also given a different name: Dr. Schivel. This article is about the 1960s television series. ... This article is about the actor. ... Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director. ... Eli Herschel Wallach (born December 7, 1915) is an American film, TV and stage actor. ...


The New Adventures of Batman

Mr. Freeze appears in one episode of Filmation's 1977 animated series The New Adventures of Batman, in which he is voiced by Lennie Weinrib. The first Filmation logo. ... The New Adventures of Batman is an animated series produced by Filmation in 1977 featuring the DC Comics superheroes Batman and Robin, and occasionally Batgirl. ... Leonard Weinrib (April 29, 1935 – June 28, 2006) was an American actor, voice actor and writer. ...


Batman: The Animated Series

Mr. Freeze as depicted in Batman: The Animated Series
Mr. Freeze as depicted in Batman: The Animated Series

Mr. Freeze was a significant villain in Batman: The Animated Series, as noted above, but is portrayed as a sympathetic villain. He is voiced by Michael Ansara in the series and its spin-offs. Mr. Freeze's appearance in the series was designed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, at the request of series creator Bruce Timm. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Michael Ansara (born April 15, 1922) is a stage, screen and voice actor. ... Hellboy is a fictional Dark Horse Comics character created by Mike Mignola. ... Mike Mignola (born in Berkeley, California on September 16, 1960) is a American comic book artist and writer. ... Bruce Walter Timm (born on February 8, 1961) is an American character designer, animator and producer. ...


Freeze was introduced in the episode "Heart of Ice", which won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program. Freeze leads a band of henchmen and makes several raids on the company Gothcorp, stealing the parts for a freezing machine he wishes to build and use in his battle against the company. This leads to his first confrontation with Batman, whom he defeats easily and traps in a block of ice. Later on, before another attack on Gothcorp after the machine is complete, Freeze catches Batman in the security room, watching an archive video showing just how Freeze became who he now is: whilst working for Gothcorp, Victor Fries had been using illegal funding for an experiment to save his dying wife, Nora, from a disease, cryogenically freezing her to preserve her until a cure could be found, but at the last moment, the ruthless and greedy Gothcorp CEO, Ferris Boyle, had broken into the lab with guards and kicked Fries into the cold substances in an attempt to kill him and Nora (and save the company money), but Fries had survived, severely mutated by the substances and transformed into Mr. Freeze, explaining his vendetta towards Boyle and Gothcorp. Freeze traps Batman and leaves him in his hideout, confronting Boyle at the Gothcorp Humanitarian Party and freezing him up to the waist. Batman, however, escapes confronts Freeze at the party, fighting him one-on-one until he manages to break Freeze's helmet with a flask of chicken soup (to induce thermal shock). Freeze is defeated, and taken to Arkham along with Boyle, as Batman presented evidence of Boyle's crimes to the press. An Emmy Award. ...


Freeze later appears in Deep Freeze, where he is sprung out of prison (against his will) and taken to an off-shore city named Oceana by an android owned by theme-park builder Grant Walker, who is fascinated with Freeze and needs his technology to condition his body to become like Freeze's, for his maniacal plan of a Global Deep Freeze to start humanity over (which he believes is deteriorating to the point of eventual extinction) from his selected residents of Oceana. Freeze, at first, refuses to help Walker, but when Walker shows Freeze his wife, alive but still cryogenically frozen and still capable of being revived by Walker's technology, Freeze accepts, despite the protests of Batman and Robin, who tell him that if Freeze helps Walker freeze Gotham, he will not be happily reunited with Nora as expected (Nora would hate Freeze for his hand in Walker's plan). Freeze finally sees the truth, and helps Batman and Robin stop Walker at the last minute. Freeze battles Walker, who has been placed in a cryo-suit identical to Freeze's, and Freeze wins by pinning Walker to a wall with his gun. Freeze then proceeds to overload Oceana's power-core, blowing the city to smithereens and warning the inhabitants to flee for their lives. Instead of leaving with Batman and Robin, Freeze opts to stay behind and die with his wife, and freezes Robin to stop Batman from following him. Freeze, Nora and Walker disappear in the explosion, but as the episode's end reveals, they all survive, temporarily trapped in icebergs.


In the direct-to-video film Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, Freeze has found a home in the Arctic and somewhat started a family with his adopted son, Kunac, his frozen wife, Nora, and his two pet polar bears, Notchka and Chokka. Nora's condition begins to rapidly deteriorate due to an accident (a submarine emerged from underwater directly underneath them, shattering their footing and knocking Nora's chamber), so Freeze enlists the help of Dr. Gregory Belson to find a cure. Belson determines that Nora needs an organ transplant, and due to her rare blood type there are not many suitable donors. Freeze declares that they will use a live donor. Belson is at first reluctant to kill an innocent girl, but Freeze bribes him with a gold nugget and even more gold from the Arctic that will put an end to Belson's financial problems. Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl) is a perfect match, and Freeze learns from her flatmate that she is at a restaurant with her "boyfriend", Dick Grayson (Robin). Freeze attacks the restaurant and kidnaps Barbara (after fighting a persistent Dick), taking her to an abandoned oil rig where he and Belson are hiding. Freeze and Belson explain the situation to Barbara, who claims that she is willing to help Nora for the "blood transfusion", but not at the oil rig, prompting Freeze to chain Barbara in her room. The time for the operation comes, but Barbara escapes. Belson gives persuit and almost catches her, but for the arrival of Batman and Robin. Freeze follows, and in the ensuing confrontation, Belson accidentally shoots one of the fuel tanks and starts a rapidly-spreading fire as Freeze traps Batman and Robin in a crane. Freeze insists that Belson perform the operation, despite the oil rig collapsing and ready to explode, but Belson betrays Freeze and attempts to escape alone, dying in the process (killed by the falling base). Freeze's leg is broken after a pile of rubble falls on him, and thus he decides to help Batman and Robin save him and Barbara as long as they find Nora and Kunac first. Nora, Kunac and Barbara are taken to safety in the Batwing (Freeze wished for them to be rescued first for Batman to come back for him), but Batman fails to save the weakened Freeze in time, due to a pipe falling on them and sending Freeze plummetting into the ocean below. The oil rig finally explodes, but Freeze escapes just in time and swims back to shore with Notchka and Chokka. Freeze then returns with his polar bears to the Arctic to resume his life alone, but sees on television (through the window of two men living there), much to his delight, that Nora has been revived after an organ transplant operation funded by Wayne Enterprises. Batman & Mr. ... This article is about human blood types (or blood groups). ... Barbara Babs Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ...

In the New Batman Adventures, Mr. Freeze featured a new, more sleeker and darker look. Mr. Freeze's revamp took a form that was very spider-like, featuring his head and four thin robotic legs. Director Dan Riba admitted that his change was because of his reoccuring loss that his wife had no more hope for recovery, incorporating this darker, colder personality. [2] His robotic form crawled into a suit and locked into it, which is shown in the image to the right. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed television program Batman: The Animated Series. ... Dan Riba is an American television director of animated cartoons. ...


In the episode "Cold Comfort", Mr. Freeze has returned, but not to a happy reunion as he had hoped: Nora, who has now fully recovered, having accepted that he had likely been killed in the oil rig's collapse, has remarried the doctor assigned to her case and left Gotham permanently, leaving Mr. Freeze with nothing to live for. Furthermore, he learns that the serum that mutated his body is deteriorating it; although he has kidnapped many scientists to try and stop the process, they only succeed after the process has claimed all but his head. The trauma of this revelation transforms Freeze into a purely evil madman who is undeserving of sympathy, and he begins committing crimes in order to inflict the loss he's suffered on others by taking away the things they value most. Freeze, however, makes the fatal mistake of picking Bruce Wayne as one of his targets, and attempts to kill Alfred (whom he calls Bruce's surrogate father), but being the crimefighters they are, Bruce, Tim and Barbara are able to fight Freeze off and save Alfred. Freeze is later confronted at his hideout by Batman and Batgirl, where he reveals his true condition to them and also his goal of taking away what Batman holds dear: all of Gotham, by dropping a Reverse Fusion Bomb that will freeze the city. Freeze boards the plane to drop the bomb, but Batman follows him, and they engage in one last duel in which Batman emerges the victor by using his grappling gun to hook Freeze to the bomb and drop it into the river, where they both disappear in an explosion that creates a huge iceberg. Freeze is presumed killed, but the episode's end reveals that Freeze's head is missing from his frozen armour, and as revealed in Batman Beyond, Freeze escapes with his life. For linguistic mutation, see Apophony. ...


Freeze has made numerous appearances in the comics set in the same universe. In Batman: Gotham Adventures issue #5 he was found shortly after the battle and back in action. He has made further appearances in Batman Adventures. The comic's writers intended Batman Adventures #15 to be Mr. Freeze's final appearance. Though the issue's ending is ambiguous, it does set up for his eventual fate, as revealed in Batman Beyond. Nora finally encounters Victor after her new husband is nearly killed (In truth, the man had created a robot in Freeze's image to attack him to prove to Nora that her first husband was a monster). The story ends with Mr. Freeze's head falling into a pond at the Arctic. Deleted material from the comic portrays Ferris Boyle and Grant Walker being killed by the Mr. Freeze robot. While the end of the story is left ambiguous, it was intended for Mr Freeze to be taken by Powers Technology and put in storage. The company's owner, Warren Powers (Father of Derek, one of Batman Beyond's chief villains) states that the secret to immortality is locked inside that head. [3] A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... Look up fate, Fates in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ... For the ships, see USS Arctic, SS Arctic, MV Arctic The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, sometimes used to define the Arctic region border Artificially coloured topographical map of the Arctic region The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic... Derek Powers aka Blight is a supervillain in the animated series Batman Beyond, voiced by Sherman Howard. ... The Fountain of Eternal Life in Cleveland, Ohio Immortality (or eternal life) is the concept of living in physical or spiritual form for an infinite length of time, or in a state of timelessness. ...


Batman Beyond

Main article: Batman Beyond

In Batman Beyond, which is set 40 years in the future, Bruce Wayne still has one of Mr. Freeze's guns in the Batcave. His successor as Batman, Terry McGinnis, uses it to freeze Inque when she infiltrates the Batcave. Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ... Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ... The Batcave. ... Terry McGinnis (age 17). ... Inque (pronounced ink) is a fictional character from the DCAU series Batman Beyond. ...


The episode "Meltdown" reveals that the disembodied head of Victor Fries survives the events ofCold Comfert; thanks to the cryogenics technology, he is now essentially immortal. Stephanie Lake, a doctor working for Derek Powers, uses Mr. Freeze as a test subject for a process she hoped would be able to cure Powers' condition. She creates a clone body for him and transfers Fries' essence into it. Given a normal life back, Fries tries to right some of the wrongs he committed as a criminal. However, the new body soon begins to revert to the same sub-zero biology as Fries' original body. The doctor and Powers betray Fries, hoping to learn more from an autopsy. He escapes, recovers an old suit of sub-zero armor, and becomes Mr. Freeze again. He seeks revenge by blowing up a Wayne-Powers complex (with Freeze, the doctor and Powers in it), but McGinnis foils the plan. Freeze redeems himself by saving Batman from Powers, now mutated into the supervillain Blight, but apparently dies when he refuses to escape the exploding complex with Batman. This article is about the medical procedure. ...


Originally in the aforementioned episode, Mr. Freeze's fate was to be explained in a brief, comedic scene in which Bruce Wayne sends McGinnis to the fridge to get him something to drink, and he opens it to find Freeze's head staring back at him. The producers decided that joke didn't do the character justice, however, and did not use it.


Batman & Robin

Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin played by Austrian actor & current governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin played by Austrian actor & current governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In the film Batman & Robin, Mr. Freeze (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) teams up with Poison Ivy in a scheme to freeze Gotham City solid. In this largely campy interpretation, the character spouts puns related to cold weather and temperatures (e.g., "You’re not sending me to the cooler!", "Allow me to break the ice"). His tragic origin is the same, however. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Batman & Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher, is the fourth installment in the comic book-inspired film series initiated by Tim Burton. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... The correct title of this article is Batman & Robin (1997 film). ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ... Camp is an aesthetic in which something has appeal because of its bad taste or ironic value. ... For other uses, see Pun (disambiguation). ...


Here, he teams up with Poison Ivy and her henchman, Bane, to battle Batman and Robin, after the Dynamic Duo thwart his attempts to steal large diamonds that he requires to properly operate his freezing technology. Unbeknownst to him, however, Poison Ivy unplugs his wife's life-support machine and blames Batman for it, encouraging him to freeze the world and subsequently repopulate it with Ivy's plants. Batman, Robin, and the new Batgirl foil Freeze's plan, reveal Ivy's betrayal, and give him a chance at redemption, Batman reminding him that anyone can take a life, but only a select few people- like Freeze prior to his accident- can actually give life. Freeze gives Batman a means of curing the disease that his faithful butler, Alfred Pennyworth, has recently been diagnosed with; the same disease was currently affecting his wife, but although her condition has advanced too far for Freeze to cure it, he has found a cure for Alfred's stage of the disease. Batman tells him that his wife is still alive and that she will be moved to Arkham Asylum's laboratory so that Freeze can continue working on a cure, and Freeze is essentially redeemed. After Ivy is incarcerated, Freeze visits her and tells her "Winter has come at last." Bane is a fictional character, associated with DC Comics Batman. ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ...


Schwarzenegger has been criticized for his "abominable interpretation of Victor Fries."[4]


Justice League

Mr. Freeze made two appearances in Justice League Adventures comics. In the first, he claims that Captain Cold has stolen his freeze gun design, but in the second they are working together, alongside other cold-based villains. He never appeared in the Justice League animated series but his freeze gun is a primary weapon Batman uses against a Thanagarian attack in the Batcave, as seen in the episode "Starcrossed". Captain Cold, also known as Leonard Snart, is a comic book villain created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino for The Flash comic book, and is one of the scarlet speedsters enemies. ... Thanagar is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... List of Justice League episodes Starcrossed is the second-season finale of the Justice League animated series, composed of the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th episodes. ...


The Batman

Mr. Freeze as seen in The Batman

In The Batman, Mr. Freeze is a simple criminal who is condemned to life in a cryogenic suit by an accident while being pursued by Batman after a jewelry heist. The criminal runs into a cryogenics lab and is knocked into one of the freeze chambers, electrocuting him as his body is frozen. The accident turns him into a quasi-undead being that generates extreme cold around him; he is forced to wear a special suit (developed by a cryogenicist he coerces into working for him) to prevent him from freezing everything he comes in contact with. Batman has a hard time beating him, reaching the point where the criminal nearly freezes him alive. Alfred saves the day by making a winter-themed bat-suit which the Caped Crusader uses to defeat Mr. Freeze. In a later episode, Mr. Freeze teams up with Firefly to put Gotham in a permanent winter. In "The Icy Depths", he competes against Penguin to claim an umbrella that is in fact a map to a sunken treasure. In the episode "Artifacts", set in 2027, Freeze's powers increase to the point that he wears a special mech suit. However, he loses an unhealthy amount of weight and the use of his legs, and now uses mechanical spider legs. After a near-death escape, Freeze places himself in cryogenic supension, until someone wakes him up 1,000 years in the future in 3027. Once his suit is repaired, Mr. Freeze resumes terrorizing Gotham. Eventually, law enforcement officers use the same methods saved for the future by the Batman to defeat Freeze in case of his return, while confusing him with hologram projections. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (353x844, 36 KB) Jack Heart This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game, and the copyright for it is most likely held by the company or person that developed the game. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (353x844, 36 KB) Jack Heart This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game, and the copyright for it is most likely held by the company or person that developed the game. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Jewelry (the American spelling; spelled jewellery in Commonwealth English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ... For other uses, see Undead (disambiguation). ... Firefly (Garfield Lynns) is a fictional character in DC Comics created by France Herron and Dick Sprang. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... This article is about the photographic technique. ...


Mr. Freeze is voiced by Clancy Brown in the English version of the series, and by Tesshō Genda in the Japanese dub. Tesshō Genda played Batman in the Japanese dub of Batman: The Animated Series. Clarence J. Brown III (born January 5, 1959) is an American actor. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Tesshō Genda Tesshō Genda ) is a seiyÅ«, or voice actor who was born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan on May 20, 1948. ... In filmmaking, dubbing refers to the recording of voices for a movie. ... // Tesshō Genda Tesshō Genda ) is a seiyÅ«, or voice actor who was born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan on May 20, 1948. ...


Dark Horse Comic Books

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In Batman / Aliens 2, Mr. Freeze is not actually seen, but his freeze gun is used to destroy aliens, and an alien cloned from Fries' DNA can be seen. Two-Face is somewhat surprised to see Batman using Freeze's gun, and responds to it, saying, "Does Freeze know you're playing with his popsicle gun?" For the cloning of human beings, see human cloning. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Video Game Appearances

  • Mr. Freeze also appeared in several Batman video games. He was a boss in Batman: The Animated Series, The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Sega Genesis (in which Freeze was the game's final boss), the video game adaptation of the movie Batman & Robin, Batman: Chaos in Gotham, Batman Vengeance and Batman: Dark Tomorrow (the only game to feature the comic book version of Mr. Freeze, as all other games use the animated or movie version). Micheal Ansara reprised his role as Mr. Freeze for Batman Vengeance.

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Merchandising

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References

  1. ^ No Man's Land
  2. ^ Arkham's Finest/Arkham Files short
  3. ^ Worlds' Finest Onlne
  4. ^ "LEGO Batman: The Dark Knight's Lighter Side," Game Informer 178 (February 2008): 72.

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