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Iceman (Character)
from X-Men (2000)

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Iceman is Bobby Drake. He is a mutant.

He was born in Fort Washington, Long Island, New York, to William Robert Drake and Madeline Beatrice Bass Drake. He is Jewish on his mother's side and Irish Catholic on his father's. His powers first manifested when Bobby was on a date with Judy Harmon, and a local bully by the name of Rocky Beasely tried to take Judy away for himself. Knowing Judy could not put up a good fight; Bobby pointed his hand at Beasely and encased him in a block of ice. Later, the local townspeople, having heard about what Bobby did, came looking for him in the shape of an angry mob. The local sheriff had no choice but to put Bobby in jail for his own "protection." While sitting in his cell at the sheriff station, the outer wall was blown open, and a man named Scott Summers (Cyclops) walked in and offered to take Bobby with him. After turning him down, the two mutants got into a short battle, which Professor Charles Xavier soon ended. After Xavier sat down and talked with Bobby and his parents, Bobby's parents suggested that he go with Professor Xavier to his "school for gifted youngsters."

Iceman quickly befriends Hank McCoy (Beast), and the two serve as comic relief for the team. However, Drake remains self-conscious regarding the fact that he is the youngest member of the group.With the X-Men, he visited the Savage Land and met Ka-Zar for the first time. He then battled the Juggernaut, and was badly injured in his first battle against the Sentinels. He next battled Magneto by himself.

Iceman was then abducted by the Master Mold.

He encounters Apocalypse for the first time.

Bobby then defeated Apocalypse's Horsemen.

An Omega-level mutant, Iceman's powers have evolved considerably over the years. Apocalypse considers Iceman to be one of the twelve most powerful mutants on Earth.

Iceman is able to lower his body temperature without causing harm to himself, reaching negative 105F within a few tenths of a second. He is able to freeze any moisture in the air around him into unusually hard ice to form ice-slides and various projectiles and shields (also ladders, baseball bats, etc.). He can travel rapidly along these ice-slides or ice-bridges by causing ice to form rapidly beneath and behind his feet, pushing him along the slick surface; he can increase his speed by emitting ice through his feet like a propeller and can obtain speeds of modern jets. He is also able to summon moisture from the air and create a flood.

Iceman is immune to sub-zero temperatures and has thermal vision: the ability to detect objects visually by how much heat the objects generate. According to the laws of thermodynamics, cold is defined as the absence of heat. Therefore, Iceman does not actually emanate cold, but rather absorbs and dispels heat. Since heat is a form of energy, Iceman's power can be defined as a psionic ability to manipulate thermal energy.

He is able to deposit his bodily mass into a river and reconstitute his entire mass a great distance away in a matter of minutes. He is also able to transform his body into pure organic ice. In normal human form, he has the strength, agility, and durability of a typical athletic male of his size. In his ice-form, his strength and durability are enhanced.

Iceman is also able to reconstitute his ice-form if any part of it is damaged or even if it is completely shattered, without permanently harming himself. He is able to temporarily add the mass of a body of water to his own to increase his mass, size, and physical power. His strength and durability in his ice-form are enhanced beyond normal human levels. He can survive not only as sentient ice, but as sentient water and vapor. Drake has the ability to transform his body from a gaseous state back to a solid.

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