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Real Name
Current Alias

Mister Zero, Doctor Zero, Doctor Schimmell




Nora Fries (wife, deceased)


Base Of Operations


6' 0"

190 lbs (86 kg)




Unusual Features
Must keep body tempurature at sub-zero temperatures, usually through use of a cryo-suit.


Marital Status

Professional Criminal


First appearance



Mister Freeze

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 feels he may never feel a warm touch then came Nora, a beautiful athlete, whom he falls deeply in love with and ultimately marries.

Nora later falls terminally ill by a rare malady. Fries takes on a job working for a large drug company run by the ruthless Ferris Boyle so he can find a cure. Using his great intellect and passion for cryogenics, Fries discovers a way to put Nora into cryo-stasis (using company equipment), 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 the chemicals alters his body chemistry and his body temperature is lowered dramatically; he can now only survive at sub-zero temperatures, he escaped unnoticed with frozen nora. In hiding he invented a special refrigeration suit to stay alive, and used cryonic technology to create a powerful gun, which fires a beam that freezes any target within its range.

With this technology he became a criminal with a taste for diamonds and Revenge.

His first act as a costumed criminal is to take revenge upon Ferris 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).

Mr. Freeze's crimes tend to involve freezing everyone and everything he runs into and stealing money (to fund activites and reasearch) and diamonds for his passion. 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. Once, in the hopes of reviving his wife, he allies himself with the Secret Society of Super Villains, fashioning 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 (cripleing his sanity even more).

He is usually imprisoned in Arkham Asylum when apprehended by Batman, for psychiatry on his insanity and a refrigerated cell for his medical requirements.

Most recently, he has been seen among the new Injustice League.

Powers and Abilities



Decelerated Aging: Some interpretations also suggest that because he has been soaked in the serum he intended to use for cryo-preservation, his age progression has slowed drastically.


Genius-Level Intellect

Cryogenics Expert

Strength level

In No Man's Land, he held his own in a battle with Superman


Temperature Maintenance: He relies on his cryo-suit to regulate his temperature at a frozen level.



  • Cryo-Suit: Wears a suit that keeps his body temperature below freezing. His refrigeration suit grants him:
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Durability

Making him a powerful villain in Batman's rogues gallery.


  • Cold Gun: He freezes areas around him using special weapons and equipment.


  • In some spanish translations of the different Batman series, Mr. Freeze is mistakenly translated as "Capitán Frío". That name is a more accurate translation to another DC ice-themed villain's name: Captain Cold
  • In Batman Beyond, the appearance of Victor Freeze was originally going to be a brief comedic scene where Bruce sends Terry to the fridge to get him something to drink, and he opens it to find Victor's head staring back at him. The producers decided that joke didn't do the character justice and wrote this story
  • The Batman TAS design was done by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, at the request of Bruce Timm.
  • Mr. Freeze is also the name of two LIM roller coasters at two Six Flags parks (Six Flags Saint Louis and Six Flags Over Texas)

See Also

Links and References


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