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And what me? What if I like having power over people for once?! I need to make my own life choices!
~ Prime-Earth Nora Fries.

Nora Fries is the beloved wife of the Batman supervillain Mr. Freeze and serves as the central motivation for her husband's criminal activities. Nora suffered from terminal illness and was cryogenically frozen until Freeze could develop a cure. Although she is eventually cured of her condition in the mainstream comic continuity, she becomes a supervillain herself in both depictions of the event.

History

Post-Crisis

Nora was a gentle girl who first met Victor Fries during boarding school and would eventually marry him before becoming terminally ill from a fatal disease. Unable to bare the thought of losing Nora, Victor cryogenically froze her at Gothcorp until he could develop a cure to her sickness. His pursuits to do this led to the incident that transformed Victor into the supervillain Mr. Freeze and he began a criminal career to help further his research into saving Nora.

As time passed, Nora remained in cryostasis as bits of her frozen body occasionally broke off and were reattached, until Victor made a deal with Nyssa Raatko to build a weapon for the Society of Assassins in exchange for allowing him to revive his wife using the Lazarus Pit. However, when Batgirl convinced Freeze that Nyssa was not going to fulfil her part of the deal, he decided to put Nora into the pit himself.

A part of the pits alchemy seeped through the cracks in Nora's frozen body, which gave her the ability to summon the undead and conjure flames, but also drove her insane. Nora soon emerges from the pit blaming Victor for what has become of her, before taking the name Lazara and attacking everyone present with an undead army at her command. Freeze tries to reason with Nora by trying to remind her of the good woman she was. But Nora continues her assault, calming the person that she was is gone, which forces Victor to freeze her once again.

New 52

Nora's history was altered for the New 52. In this continuity, Nora's birth name is Nora Fields, who was cryogenically frozen at Wayne Industries in hopes of finding a cure to her terminal illness. Many years later, a scientist named Victor Fries became obsessed with Nora and came under the delusion that she was his wife and was determined to cure her. Despite Fries' dedication, Wayne Industries CEO Bruce Wayne tried to stop his research due to Vectors delusions which soon resulted in the creation of Mr. Freeze who continues to pursue Nora Fields.

Eventually Nora's history is again altered by the events of DC Rebirth, which combines elements from her two previous origin stories. Nora is again Victors wife but she is still frozen at Wayne Industries and Bruce Wayne still tried to stop her husbands research.

Year of the Villain

During his ongoing research to cure Nora, Mr. Freeze is contacted by Lex Luthor who offers him chemicals that can be used to finally end the sickness that has plagued his wife for years. Freeze accepted Lex's gift and later Nora was successful revived - although she now had the same genetic condition as her husband because she was cryogenically frozen for so long. Nora was forced to wear a Cyro-Suit until Victor could obtain more chemicals to get rid of her dependency on subzero temperatures.

Nora accompanies Freeze while he breaks into Wayne Industries where she briefly meets Bruce Wayne, who is surprised to see alive and well. Although Nora was aware Bruce tried to stop Victors attempts to cure her in the past, she holds no ill will towards him as she still remembers him as the generous man who donated to the ballet company she previously danced for. Afterwards, Victor changed Nora physiology a little further so she no longer needed her Cryo-Suit and then froze an entire theatre just to watch her perform ballet on stage.

The couple soon leave to begin a crime spree as Mister and Mrs. Freeze in order to acquire enough money to start a new life together. However, during their robberies Victor noticed the brutality Nora was using on others and feared she might actually be enjoying the pain she inflicts on them. He theorises that the chemicals Lex Luthor provided had altered Nora's biology in a way that it somehow changed her personality.

Nora and Victor eventually gather all the cash they need to start a life free of crime. But Nora lliked the power she now had over people and was tired of having others decide her fate, including her husband. She then told Victor that she was leaving him to continue her criminal career. Although Mr. Freeze tried to stop her by firing his Cold Gun in her direction, Nora knew he would not shoot her and she froze him instead.

Afterwards, Nora drove alone to visit her parents graves at Gotham cemetery. She apologises to them for not visiting more often and decides to use her cold gun to make them a large crept made from solid ice, while also making one for Victor Fries (knowing he would try to track her down) as her way of symbolising that their relationship was over.

Batman and Mr. Freeze later arrive at the cemetery after calling truce so they can work together and find Nora. Upon seeing the crept Nora made for him, Freeze explains that the chemicals Lex Luthor gave him to cure her were previously used during Kryptoian cloning experiments, which were abandoned after the first clone did not turn out satisfactory. Victor believes these chemicals are causing Nora to become emotionally unstable and her condition will continue to deteriorate unless she is stopped.

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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) | 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 | 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 | Ivy
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

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