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Filmation Character
Mr. Freeze
Species: Metahuman
Universe: Earth-One

Mr. Freeze was a supervillain and an enemy of Batman. He had the misfortune of not being able to tolerate temperatures above zero degrees, so he was forced to spend his life inside a refrigeration suit.

His freeze gun, much like Captain Cold's, could blast a freeze ray that could freeze anyone or anything that he shot with it.

Powers and Abilities

Super Powers




  • Cryo-Suit
  • Freeze Gun

Background Information

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 subzero temperatures to survive.

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. Nora later falls terminally ill. Freeze takes on a job working for a large company run by the ruthless Ferris Boyle. Freeze 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 cryo-stasis, overruling Freeze's frantic objections. A struggle ensues, in which Boyle kicks Freeze into a table full of chemicals and leaves him for dead. Freeze survives, but his body temperature is lowered dramatically; he can now only live at subzero temperatures and is thus 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.

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). Freeze's crimes tend to involve freezing everyone and everything he runs into so he hardly ever forges alliances with the other criminals in Gotham, preferring to work alone.[1]

Continuity from The Batman/Superman Hour (1968-1969)

Episodes: "The Cruel, Cool Mr. Freeze" (9/21/1968)
Mr. Freeze's Frozen Vikings

Fiendishly Frigid Fraud

He Who Swipes the Ice, Goes To the Coo

The Cool Cruel Christmas Caper

Continuity from The New Adventures of Batman (1977)

The Deep Freeze


Filmation series: The Batman/Superman Hour:

  • "The Cruel, Cool Mr. Freeze"
  • Mr. Freeze's Frozen Vikings
  • Fiendishly Frigid Fraud
  • He Who Swipes the Ice, Goes To the Coo
  • The Cool Cruel Christmas Caper

Filmation series: The New Adventures of Batman:
The Deep Freeze


  • Mr. Freeze never appeared on the series. He only appeared in the two Batman Filmation series.
  • Mr. Freeze first appeared in Batman vol.1, #121[2] (February 1959).
  • He was created by Bob Kane.

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Appearances in Other Media

Mrfreeze DCAU.jpg Mr. Freeze Dr. Victor Fries, through tragic circumstances, became known as the villain Mr. Freeze. He was Fries was one of Gothcorp's most brilliant scientists and cryogenic researchers. When his wife, Nora became infected with a deadly disease, he developed a special freezing cell and planned to cryogenically hold her until a cure was found. The experiment, however, was interrupted by Ferris Boyle, C.E.O. of Gothcorp; A fight ensued, and the resulting explosion smashed Fries into his cryogenic freezing tanks. The accident soaked Dr. Fries's entire body with the freezing solution and rendered him unable to survive outside of a sub-zero environment. He vowed revenge on those who had wronged him and created a vacuum tight suit which maintained his body temperature at 50 degrees below zero and tripled his strength. After building a laser-powered cold gun, "Mister Freeze" was born. Driven by hatred over the destruction of his life and maddened by his condition, Mr. Freeze sought revenge on those that had victimized him. He first attacked Boyle and Gothcorp, and though his plan was stopped by Batman, the Dark Knight presented evidence that led to Boyle's arrest for his misdeeds. Freeze, however, was arrested, and placed into a sub-zero holding cell to live the rest of his days.

This version of Mr. Freeze is based on the Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1999), The New Batman Adventures (1997-1999), the Gotham Girls (2000-2002), Batman Beyond (1999-2002), and the Justice League Unlimited (2004-2006) produced for the Cartoon Network.
- For more on Mr Freeze see article at 'DCAU'


  1. Background Information is from Earth-One continuity.
  2. Go to the DC Database for more on Batman vol.1, #121

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