Villain Overview

Of course, I know about bad luck... that's one of the lessons that this city teaches us all, eventually.
~ Mr. Freeze in Volume 1 of Gotham Central.
Yes. Hell. As described by Dante, with its multiple rings. Each one is guarded by a devil. And at the bottom of the universe...is a lake of ice. I am Freeze. I was chosen to guard this realm. All that enters here turns cold, becomes brittle... and breaks.
~ Prime Earth Mr. Freeze.
You love the cold, Victor. Even if you did bring her back, you'd end up destroying her. Because you love. an idea, Victor. An obsession. And that I do understand.
~ Batman To Mr. Freeze

Victor Fries, better known as Mr. Freeze, is a supervillain from DC Comics. He is typically seen as a dangerous enemy of Batman. Although originally a standard villain who used cold themed gimmicks, Mr. Freeze would be reinterpreted into a former cryogenics scientist who became a supervillain upon being involved in an accident that mutated him, making him unable to survive in warm environments without the use of a cryogenic suit. Unlike most Batman villains, Mr. Freeze is typically portrayed as an anti-heroic character, as, in most versions, his plans involve trying to save his dying wife, Nora Fries.

Origin

Mr. Freeze's best known origin is that of a man with a dying wife. He froze her in a pod to keep her alive as he attempted to find a cure for her ailment. Then, Gothcorp shut down his project, killing his wife. Soon after, Victor Freeze was caught in an accident that made him unable to go into areas above freezing without his suit. He sought to use his intelligence and ice-based weapons to get revenge on the world.

While in many cases this story has stayed more or less the same, Freeze's New 52 origin casts the sympathetic villain in a different light. Victor Fries worked at Wayne Enterprises where he became obsessed with a cryogenically frozen woman named Nora Fields and came under the delusion that she was his wife (despite the fact she was technically old enough to be Victor's grandmother). Freeze would constantly steal Nora's frozen body in attempts to cure Nora of her life threatening illness. Bruce Wayne knew of Victor's disturbing obsession and eventually tried to stop his research. Freeze became enraged and caused an accident that dosed him in cryogenic chemicals. With his body mutated to only survive in subzero temperatures, Victor becomes Mr. Freeze and continues to pursue Nora.

This origin story was slightly altered during DC Rebirth. While most of the details of Victor Fries' past stayed relatively the same, the major difference is that Nora was once again his wife and not just a delusion.

In other media

Mr. Freeze as seen in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Main article: Mr. Freeze (Arkhamverse)

Mr. Freeze does not appear in the videogame Batman: Arkham Asylum. One of the Riddler's riddles revolves around him.

He does have a entry in the character bios. His profile states:

Victor Fries was a brilliant cryogenicist whose beloved wife Nora was stricken with a fatal degenerative disease. He placed her in suspended animation while obsessively searching for a way to cure her, but the corporation that funded his research – and Nora`s life – pulled the plug, triggering an accident that transformed Fries` body into a cold-blooded form that must always be kept below zero; at normal room temperature he will die. Wielding a number of freezing weapons, he wears protective armor in his quest to somehow bring back his lovely wife and avenge her fate – which he partly holds the Batman responsible for.

Holy Musical Batman

In the show, Mr, Freeze, along with the other rogues team up with Sweet Tooth in their plot to destroy the Batman by first kidnapping Robin and holding him hostage, and putting the nuclear Warheads into the city's water supply.

Gotham

Main article: Victor Fries (Gotham)
Mr. Freeze in Gotham.

Victor Fries made his debut in the eleventh episode of the second season of Gotham titled "Worse Than A Crime".

He is played by Nathan Darrow. Victor is a cryogenics engineer who is desperate to find a cure for his dying wife Nora. After Nora, unable to witness Victor's desperation and the lengths he is willing to go to save her, tampers with Victor's equipment and dies, Victor tries to commit suicide by use of his freeze formula.

However, he is saved by Professor Hugo Strange who transforms him to Mr. Freeze. Unlike most origin stories he becomes Mr. Freeze before Bruce Wayne becomes Batman.

Lego Batman 3

Mr. Freeze appears as the first hub boss after he somehow broke into the Justice League's watchtower and froze the entrance. He then freezes Joker, Solomon Grundy, Cyborg and Lex Luthor, leaving only Batman and Robin to stop him. If you walk up to Mr. Freeze, he will turn you into a block of ice. The only way to stop him is to use Batman's sensor suit to turn invisible and gain up on him. After Mr. Freeze is defeated, he retreats before Plastic Man turns himself into a sickle to break down the ice wall.

Quotes

The thought of kill a man should turn my stomach, but as I look at you now... I feel nothing.
~ Mr. Freeze in the Batman: Arkham Origins DLC Cold, Cold Heart.
There's no hope for me, or you, or your city. Everyone's going to feel my loss.
~ Mr. Freeze in Batman: The Animated Series.
I will freeze the world to save Nora.
~ Mr. Freeze in Injustice 2.

Trivia

  • Mr. Freeze is one of the few Batman villains whose true goal is not to kill Batman or dominate the world, his primary goal is to save his wife.
  • In his very first appearances, Mr. Freeze went by the name of Mr. Zero, and did not yet have such pale skin. He was first referred to as Mr. Freeze in the 1960's 'Batman' TV series. In the Pre-Crisis worlds, this was confirmed to be the same character under a different name, but since the Crisis On Infinite Earths, it seems Freeze never used that name and always had his current appearance once transformed. The name and look were brought back for the retro-themed animated series, Batman : The Brave And The Bold.
  • Mr. Freeze's current prevailing origin was first presented on Batman: The Animated Series.

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Theatrical Movies
Batman (1966): Joker | Catwoman | Penguin | Riddler
Batman (1989): Joker | Bob Hawkins | Alicia Hunt | Carl Grissom | Max Eckhardt | Vinnie Ricorso | Joe Chill
Batman Returns: Penguin | Red Triangle Circus Gang (Organ Grinder, Poodle Lady, Tattooed Strongman, Stungun Clown, Thin Clown, Fat Clown, Sword Swallower & Knifethrower Dame) | Max Shreck | Catwoman | Charles "Chip" Shreck
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: Phantasm | Joker | Salvatore Valestra | Arthur Reeves | Chuckie Sol | Buzz Bronski
Batman Forever: Riddler | Two-Face | Sugar | Spice | NygmaTech (Frogmen) | Neon Gang (Neon Gang Leader) | Salvatore Maroni
Batman & Robin: Poison Ivy | Mr. Freeze | Bane | Snowy Cones Thugs | Golums | Jason Woodrue
Batman Begins: Ra's al Ghul | League of Shadows (Ra's Decoy) | Scarecrow | Carmine Falcone | Victor Zsasz | Joe Chill
The Dark Knight: Joker | Joker's Thugs (Thomas Schiff, Chuckles, Kilson, Bus Driver, Happy, Dopey, Grumpy & Bus Driver) | Two-Face | Sal Maroni | The Chechen | Gambol | Lau | Bank Manager | Michael Wuertz | Burmese Bandit
The Dark Knight Rises: League of Shadows (Bane, Talia al Ghul & Barsad) | Catwoman | John Daggett
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Lex Luthor | Doomsday | Anatoli Knyazev | Mercy Graves | Cesar Santos | Amajagh | Joe Chill | Zod | Joker | Steppenwolf
Suicide Squad: Eyes of the Adversary (Enchantress & Incubus) | Suicide Squad (Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc, Slipknot & Amanda Waller) | Joker's Gang (Joker, Jonny Frost, Panda Man & Monster T) | Griggs
The Lego Batman Movie: Joker | Harley Quinn | Phantom Zone Criminals (Zod, Sauron, Kraken, Lord Voldemort, Jaws & Gremlins) | Catwoman | Poison Ivy | Two-Face | Bane | Riddler
Joker: Clowns (Joker, Clown & Ambulance Clown) | Penny Fleck | Randall | Wall Street Three | Penny Fleck's Boyfriend

Direct-to-video Movies
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero: Mr. Freeze | Dr. Gregory Belson
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: Joker | The Jokerz (Chucko, Dee-Dee, Ghoul, Woof & Bonk) | Harley Quinn
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman: Penguin | Bane | Rupert Thorne | Carlton Duquesne
The Batman vs. Dracula: Dracula | Penguin | Joker
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: Lex Luthor | Major Force | Metallo | Amanda Waller | Toyman | Solomon Grundy | Gorilla Grodd | Killer Frost | Lady Shiva | Giganta | Mongul | Captain Cold
Batman: Under the Red Hood: Jason Todd | Joker | Black Mask | Ra's al Ghul | Riddler
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse: Darkseid | Female Furies (Granny Goodness, Gilotina, Mad Harriet, Lashina & Stompa) | Doomsday
Batman: Year One: Batman | Commissioner Loeb | Carmine Falcone | Arnold John Flass | Catwoman | Joker
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Batman | Joker | Mutant Leader | Ellen Yindel | Harvey Dent | Selina Kyle
Son of Batman: Deathstroke | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul & Talia al Ghul) | Ubu | Killer Croc | Man-Bats
Batman: Assault on Arkham: Suicide Squad (Amanda Waller, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, King Shark, Black Spider, KGBeast) | Joker | Riddler | Penguin | Scarecrow | Victor Zsasz | Bane | Two-Face | Poison Ivy
Batman vs. Robin: Court of Owls (Samantha Vanaver, Talon, Owls Lieutenant, & Talon Warriors) | Dollmaker
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts: Animalitia (Penguin, Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Cheetah & Silverback)
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem: Joker | Scarecrow | Clayface | Silver Banshee | Solomon Grundy
Batman: Bad Blood: League of Assassins (Talia al Ghul, The Heretic, Onyx, Firefly, Tusk, Mad Hatter, Electrocutioner, Hellhound, Calculator, & Killer Moth) | Black Mask
Batman: The Killing Joke: Joker | Vinnie & Joe | Paris Franz
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants: Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Cheetah | Hush | Mad Hatter | Two-Face | Bane | Chemo | Killer Croc | Clayface | Joker | Dr. Kirk Langstrom
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders: Joker | Penguin | Riddler | Catwoman | Archer | Black Widow | Bookworm | Clock King | Egghead | False Face | King Tut | Louie the Lilac | Mad Hatter | Minstrel | Mr. Freeze | Sandman | Shame | Siren
Batman and Harley Quinn: Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy | Floronic Man
Batman vs. Two-Face: Two-Face | Hugo Strange | Catwoman | King Tut | Bookworm | Joker | Penguin | Riddler | Clock King | Egghead | Mr. Freeze | Shame | Harley Quinn
Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Riddler | Clayface | Joker | Mr. Freeze | Catwoman | Penguin | Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight: Jack the Ripper | Barbara-Eileen Gordon | Selina Kyle | Harvey Dent | Hugo Strange
Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: Professor Zoom | Suicide Squad (Amanda Waller, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Bronze Tiger, Copperhead, Black Manta, Punch, Jewelee, & Count Vertigo) | Killer Frost | Blockbuster | Silver Banshee | Vandal Savage | Knockout | Scandal Savage | Professor Pyg | Tobias Whale | League of Assassins (Deathstroke) | Two-Face
Batman Ninja: Joker | Harley Quinn | Catwoman | Gorilla Grodd | Bane | Penguin | Poison Ivy | Deathstroke | Two-Face
Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Foot Clan (Shredder & Baxter Stockman) | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul & Ubu) | Joker | Penguin | Harley Quinn | Mr. Freeze | Scarecrow | Two-Face | Poison Ivy | Bane
Batman: Hush: Riddler/Hush | Catwoman | Poison Ivy | Bane | Joker | Harley Quinn | Clayface | Scarecrow | Lex Luthor | Lady Shiva | Two-Face | Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Thomas Elliot

Television
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The Batman
Joker | Penguin | Bane | Catwoman | Mr. Freeze | Ethan Bennit | Killer Croc | Man-Bat | Firefly | Riddler | Punch & Judy | Kabuki Twins | Hugo Strange | Cluemaster | Ragdoll | Temblor | Poison Ivy | Tony Zucco | Count Vertigo | Harley Quinn | Maxie Zeus | Clayface | Francis Grey | Killer Moth | D.A.V.E. | Dracula | Rumor | Toyman | Mirror Master | Lex Luthor | Black Mask | Sinestro | Joker 2.0 | Prank | Killgore Steed | Team Penguin | Julie | Spellbinder | The Joining | Cosmo Krank

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Joker | Music Meister | Catwoman | Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Clayface | Riddler | Poison Ivy | Lex Luthor | Harley Quinn | Morgaine Le Fey |

Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy | Joker | Scarecrow | Queen of Fables | Darkseid | Parademons | Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Bane | Lex Luthor | Killer Croc | Man-Bat | Riddler | Kite Man | Doctor Psycho | Clayface | King Shark | Sy Borgman | Doctor Trap | Frank the Plant | Two-Face | Catwoman | Nick Quinzel | Sharon Quinzel

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Alpha | Black Mask | Brain | Brutale | Calculator | Catwoman | Clayface | Cluemaster | Deathstroke | Doctor Death | Doctor Phosphorus | Doctor Psycho | Hush | James Gordon, Jr. | Lady Shiva | League of Assassins | Livewire | Mad Dog | Man-Bat | Mister Freeze | Monsieur Mallah | Penguin | Poison Ivy | Ravager | Roulette | Scarecrow | Shadow-Thief | Shrike

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Angle Man | Bane | Black Lantern Corps | Black Mask | Calculator | Captain Cold | Catman | Catwoman | Cheetah | Chemo | Deadshot | Deathstroke | Film Freak | Gorilla Grodd | Hellhound | Hugo Strange | Hush | Joker | Killer Croc | League of Assassins | Lex Luthor | Magpie | Maxie Zeus | Mercy Graves | Mister Freeze | Neron | Nightslayer | Penguin | Poison Ivy | Ratcatcher | Scarecrow | Suicide Squad | Two-Face

Movie
Patience Phillips/Catwoman | Hedare Beauty (Laurel Hedare & George Hedare)

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Bolt | Darkseid | Female Furies | General Wade Eiling | Glorious Godfrey | Goldenrod | Kalibak | Killer Frost | Manhunters | Mindboggler | Mister Freeze | Multiplex | Parasite | Pied Piper | Plastique | Psycho-Pirate | Secret Society of Super Villains | Silver Deer | Suicide Squad | Typhoon | Weasel

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One Earth Regime
Superman | Wonder Woman | Yellow Lantern | Doomsday | The Flash | Cyborg | Raven | Shazam | Aquaman | Hawkgirl | Nightwing | Killer Frost | Solomon Grundy | Black Adam | Catwoman | Bane

The Society
Gorilla Grodd | Captain Cold | Reverse Flash | Cheetah | Deadshot | Poison Ivy | Scarecrow

Other
Brainiac | Joker | Deathstroke | Lex Luthor | Atrocitus

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