Mr. Freeze

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Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries) is a supervillain in comic books published by DC Comics. He first appeared in Batman #121 (February 1959)[1] as the ice criminal Mr. Zero, but he was soon renamed "Mr. Freeze".[2]

Dr. Victor Fries was a cryogenics expert in Gotham City who was caught in a laboratory accident while attempting to cure his terminally ill wife, Nora. The accident drastically lowered his body temperature to sub-zero levels, forcing him to wear a cryogenic suit in order to survive.

IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time List ranked Mr. Freeze as #67.[3] The character has been played by George Sanders, Otto Preminger, and Eli Wallach in the Batman television series. He was also played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1997 movie Batman & Robin. He has also been voiced by Michael Ansara in the DC Animated Universe.

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  1. "UGO's World of Batman – Rogues Gallery: Mr. Freeze". UGO. Archived from the original on May 27, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2008.
  2. Cowsill, Alan; Irvine, Alex; Manning, Matthew K.; McAvennie, Michael; Wallace, Daniel (2019). DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle. DK Publishing. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-4654-8578-6.
  3. "Mr. Freeze is Number 67". Comics.ign.com. Retrieved 2010-12-25.