Ice King

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Ice King
Adventure Time character
First appearanceAdventure Time (rough-cut)
"Prisoners of Love" (official)
Last appearance"Come Along With Me"
Created byPendleton Ward
Voiced byTom Kenny[1]
John Kassir (pilot)
AliasesSimon Petrikov
SpeciesHuman (currently)
Wizard (formerly)
OccupationMonarch of the fictional Ice Kingdom (formerly)
Antiquarian (Simon Petrikov)
TitleKing (self-proclaimed)
FamilyBetty Grof (fiancée)
Neptr (son)

The Ice King is a fictional character in the American animated television series Adventure Time. He is an evil wizard that could create and manipulating ice and snow. He calls himself the king of the Ice Kingdom, a land of ice he claimed as his own where he lives in the company of many penguins.

Although technically an antagonist, he sometimes helps the main characters and is the protagonist of several episodes focusing on his struggles or backstory. The character is voiced by Tom Kenny.

Character[change | change source]

Originally in the first seasons, he wanted to kidnap Princess Bubblegum on a regular basis. As the show progressed, he became a kind-hearted but misunderstood old man with completely twisted senses of morality and social behavior. He suffered from memory loss. Later seasons unveil his tragic backstory, revealing he was once a good human named Simon Petrikov who lost his mind, memories and loved ones due to the magic crown giving him his ice powers which was seen in the episode "Holly Jolly Secrets".

In the episodes "I Remember You" and "Simon & Marcy", it revealed the Ice King's relation with Marceline the Vampire Queen almost a thousand years before the beginning of the series, are often considered two of the show's very best.[3][4][5][6][7]

Reception[change | change source]

At first the character received negative reviews, but later when his backstory and development was showed in the show, he received positive reviews. Many people compare his character's mental issues to that of Alzheimer's and bipolar disorder.[8][9][10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Adventure Time". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  2. "Adventure Time, Vol. 11". iTunes Store.
  3. Ulaby, Neda; Grossman, Lev (June 17, 2013). "An 'Adventure' For Kids And Maybe For Their Parents, Too". NPR. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  4. "FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (March 31)". CBS Interactive. March 31, 2013. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  5. "Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page – Pendleton Ward Interview". Wizards of the Coast LLC. April 8, 2011. Archived from the original on April 10, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  6. Anders, Charlie. "How Did Adventure Time Become Better Than Most Live-Action TV Shows?". io9. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  7. Sava, Oliver (October 15, 2012). "'I Remember You' | Adventure Time | TV Club". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  8. Kohn, Eric (March 26, 2013). "Why 'Adventure Time' Is the Best Sci-Fi Show on TV Right Now". IndieWire. Snagfilms. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  9. "The Top 25 Episodes of Adventure Time". Earn This. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  10. "10 essential episodes of Adventure Time". Archived from the original on February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.