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Victor Fries was a petty thief, who one day made the mistake of crossing Batman during a diamond heist. Victor then fell into a freezing pod, and despite Batman's efforts, he could not save him and the criminal was presumed dead. However, Victor would later return as the wicked Mr. Freeze.

History

Victor Fries started out as nothing more than a simple thief. After a successful diamond heist he was suddenly pursued by The Batman, who chased him to a cryogenics laboratory. In an attempt to reclaim the diamonds he dropped, he fell into a freezing pod with a live exposed cable. Despite the Batman's attempt to help Victor, it proved futile, and Victor was presumed to be dead.

However, Victor's body was electrocuted exactly the same time as the blood froze in his veins, mutating him into a bizarre quasi-undead being who could generate extreme cold around him. It didn't take him long to convince the scientist who revived him to build a suit to keep his powers under control.

Victor then became one of Gotham's most known criminals and went by the name Mr. Freeze. Freeze then attacks a ship and other locations around Gotham to steal the most rarest diamonds. He encounters Batman yet again but instead of defeat, Freeze manages to escape and continue with his crime spree. Batman then questions if he should keep up his crime fighting career since he creates criminals like Mr. Freeze. He soon relieased that it was Victors own fault he ended up like this and stoped his plan to be emperor of Gotham.

Mr. Freeze later works with Firefly in their attempt to have the city showed in a never ending winter. This soon fails when Batman defeats the two to save Gotham. Both villain's also end up turning on each other.

Mr. Freeze also rivled Penguin in racing against each other to find and rob valuable treasure hidden under the sea. Freeze uses Ewan Fripp, Alfreds old frend, for locating the treasure. Mr. Freeze, in the end, fights Penguin for the treasure. Batman stops both of them and is arrested by the police.

Freeze is soon captured by Rumor in his attempt to kill him alongside Gotham's criminals. When Freeze is released, he tries to freeze Batman but accidentally freezes most of the criminals and then Batman opens the cell he is standing on, causing him to fall down. Batman then throws the Kabuki Twins onto Freeze to then lock up the cell leaving him and the others to get arrested alongside Rumor.

Freeze alongside other criminals such as Penguin, Bane and Joker later fight the Joining as well as assisting the police in their battle. Him and Gordan later share a mutual respect for each other.


Freeze is eventually hired by Lex Luthor alongside Bane, Black Mask and the second Clayface to kill Superman. Freeze attempts to stop him from breathing by freezing Superman. However Batman and Robin arrive and defeat alongside the three villains.

Mr. Freeze's personality is cold, aggressive, relaxed and calculating, and he seems to have an affinity for diamonds. His powers make him one of the Batman's greatest threats. This can be seen in his disregard of human life, when in the not-too-distant future, he tried to steal a diamond by causing the jet carrying it to crash, reasoning the diamond, the hardest element on Earth, would survive, without considering the life of the crew on the plane.

Mr. Freeze tried on many occasions to rob Gotham. His robberies consist of usually diamonds or "ice", and liquid nitrogen to freeze the city solid. He also tried attacking the city after Batman was dead (hibernating for 1,000 years) but was stopped with the help of holograms of Batman and his neutralising formula. However, in this instance his appearance was changed into that of a man who had multiple mechanic "arms" from his lower half of his body and with no legs.

Powers and Abilities

Mr. Freeze, as a result of his accident, generates extreme cold around him. But with the special technology in his cryogenic suit he is able to shoot ice blasts from his hands at will, and project ice-waves around him. He often uses these abilities to create bridges at high areas and paths across the water. He also has created winter-wonderlands and several ice burgs with his powers alone. He also possesses a special heat rod that allows him to heat and shatter any ice he creates. Using this device, he can freeze enemies then shatter them to pieces.

Appearances

The Batman

The Batman Strikes!

  • Issue #7
  • Issue #21
  • Issue #32
  • Issue #39
  • Issue #48

Voiced by

  • Clancy Brown (English)
  • Tessho Genda (Japanese)
  • Antonio Esquivias (Spanish)
  • Jean Claude Sachot (French)
  • Mario Zucca (Italian)
  • Erich Rauker (German)
  • Miroslaw Zbrojewicz (Polish)
  • Stephan Karlsén (Swedish)

Trivia

  • This is the only post–DCAU version of Mr. Freeze who does not have a wife and tragic backstory; even the poorly received film Batman and Robin incorporated this.
  • Although this version of Freeze was never seen to have a wife or tragic backstory, he was briefly seen in his flashback with photos of himself happily together with an unknown woman.

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