Mr. Freeze was originally a comic book character and Batman's adversary, but has been substantially adapted from the comics into various forms of media, including feature films, television series, and video games. The character has been portrayed in live-action by George Sanders, Otto Preminger, and Eli Wallach in the Batman television series; by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1997 film Batman & Robin; and by Nathan Darrow on the Fox crime series Gotham. He has also been voiced by Michael Ansara in the DC Animated Universe and by Maurice LaMarche in the Batman: Arkham video game franchise.
Mr. Freeze also appears in several Batman video games.
Lego DC series
- Mr. Freeze appears Lego Batman: The Video Game, with his vocal effects provided by Ogie Banks. He appears as an enemy of Batman, a follower of the Riddler and the second boss of Chapter 1, "The Riddler's Revenge". In it, his design is based mainly on the animated series and he uses his freeze gun to freeze enemies and water. The strength granted to him by his suit allows him to pick up objects others cannot. His suit also protects him from toxins. The Riddler assigns him to get a freeze cannon in his old lair at an abandoned ice cream factory. It is shown in the story that, while he aids the Riddler in his pursuit for Gotham City's gold reserves, he is shown to be formulating plans of his own, which involve raising an army of Freeze Maids, which he uses in his boss fight as he stays behind. Batman and Robin infiltrate his lair, defeat his female goons and confront him. The player has to be quick and attack him right after he shuts down his freeze gun. After he is defeated, he attempts to run away, but Batman throws a Batarang at him, causing his pack to backfire and make him bounce across the room and then land on the floor in front of Batman and Robin. In the ending cutscene, he is seen in Arkham Asylum playing with dolls of him and a Freeze Maid.
- Mr. Freeze appears in Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, voiced by Townsend Coleman. He appears as a cameo in the fourth level "Asylum Assignment", where he is seen in a cell constantly tapping on the glass. In Free-play mode, the player can actually kill him by sending one of the Penguin's bombs inside to attack him. Outside of the story, he appears as a boss fight and an unlockable character found at the observatory. His intro catchphrase is, "Is it just me, or is it really cold in here?" He shoots an ice ball and summons his parka wearing goons to fight. After three hits, he is defeated and is available to purchase for 500,000 studs.
- Mr. Freeze appears as a playable character in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, voiced by Liam O'Brien impersonating the Arnold Schwarzenegger version from Batman & Robin. He first appears as a boss in the story, on which the player helps Plastic Man defeat him in the Watchtower so that they can proceed to defeat Brainiac. The player as Batman in his Sensor-suit must attack Mr. Freeze while the character is in stealth mode. Mr. Freeze is later found in Qward in a side-quest where he requests the player to find another fuel cell for his freezer after the other was damaged by Killer Moth. The Batman Beyond version of Mr. Freeze is also playable via DLC, who also has the ability to detach his head from his body and walk on four mechanical spider legs, a reference to The New Batman Adventures.
- Mr. Freeze appears in Lego DC Super-Villains, voiced by Eric Bauza. He is based on his New 52 counterpart. He appears in the outskirts near Arkham Asylum, where he enlists the player's help to revive the Talons, after which he is unlocked as a playable character.
- Mr. Freeze appears in the Batman Arkham series where he is voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
- In Batman: Arkham Asylum, Mr. Freeze's frost and an icicle-covered cell can be seen in the Penitentiary area which can be scanned to unlock his bio. According to the game's writer Paul Dini, Freeze was originally planned to be featured in the game, but his inclusion was dropped as he did not fit as part of the game.
- In Batman: Arkham City, he appears as both an ally to Batman and a boss battle. After the Joker poisons Batman, the Dark Knight has to find Mr. Freeze. Batman searches for him in the GCPD building (literally the coldest place in Arkham City), only to find his lab swarmed by the Penguin's men, who reveal that Penguin is holding Mr. Freeze hostage in the Cyrus Pinkney National History Institute. It is revealed that Penguin stole Mr. Freeze's gun and is holding GCPD officers hostage. Batman saves the hostages and Mr. Freeze from Penguin's men in the museum and asks Mr. Freeze for the cure to his ailment, only for Mr. Freeze to reveal he needs his suit, which Penguin possesses. He tells Batman that his suit has a disruptor that can be used to turn off his freeze gun so that he can defeat Penguin. After Penguin is apprehended and Mr. Freeze recovers his suit, he gets revenge by locking Penguin in a display case. Mr. Freeze then tells Batman that the cure he made for Joker degenerates too quickly and needs a restorative enzyme that has been bonded to human DNA, something that would take decades, only for Batman to reveal he knows someone who has been exposed to that enzyme for centuries. Mr. Freeze tells Batman he only needs a sample of this person's DNA to complete the cure and Batman proceeds to track down one of the warriors of the League of Assassins Penguin had captured. When Batman returns to the GCPD with the blood sample, Mr. Freeze creates two vials of the cure before locking one in a safe and destroying the other, demanding Batman save Nora Fries from Joker. Batman fights Mr. Freeze to unlock the safe, which proves difficult as Mr. Freeze is much too powerful to be confronted directly. Batman is forced to hide and find ways to stun Mr. Freeze, such as using grates on the floor to surprise him as he passes by. Each time Mr. Freeze is incapacitated, he counteracts his weaknesses. After he is beaten, Batman opens the safe only to find that the wall behind the safe was broken into and in the place of the cure there is only a note saying: "Get well soon!" and some joker cards. Batman realizes that Harley Quinn had stolen the cure while the Dark Knight was distracted fighting Mr. Freeze. Mr. Freeze gives Batman freeze grenades to help him retrieve the cure and begs him to find Nora, which becomes a side mission in the game. After Nora is saved, Batman finds Mr. Freeze with his wife and tells him to end his life of crime for Nora's sake. Mr. Freeze's boss battle was widely praised as a step up from the repetitive titan thug bosses from the previous game.
- In Batman: Arkham Origins, his origin and first encounter with Batman is featured in the DLC story "Cold, Cold Heart" which is based on the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Heart of Ice". Mr. Freeze also has a new design for the downloadable content (DLC), featuring cleated boots and a larger freeze gun built into the right arm of his suit. In the DLC, Mr. Freeze is in collaboration with the Penguin's gang in order to crash a party at Wayne Manor in order to capture Ferris Boyle. When Batman arrives at GothCorp, he finds Penguin trying to force Mr. Freeze to give him what Freeze is after (thinking it to be weapons) until Mr. Freeze uses his freeze gun to create a chain reaction that traps Penguin in a wall of ice. Upon getting the X-E suit to withstand the cold and acquiring a cryogenic drill to penetrate the ice wall, Batman finds residual evidence that Boyle was behind the accident that turned Victor Fries into Mr. Freeze and that Boyle is in possession of Mr. Freeze's cryogenically frozen wife. Batman later confronts and defeats Mr. Freeze. Boyle then takes a piece of machinery and attacks Mr. Freeze, only for Batman to knock out Boyle. During the DLC's credits, a news voiceover states that Mr. Freeze, Penguin, and Boyle have been all arrested by the police.
- Mr. Freeze is featured in Batman: Arkham Knight. Mr. Freeze's freeze gun can be found in the evidence room at the Gotham City Police Department. According to Aaron Cash, Mr. Freeze has not been seen or heard since Arkham City and implies that he possibly gave up his criminal life to continue his work on finding a cure for Nora Fries. There was also a mentioning that the freeze gun was used by some members of the Gotham City Police Department to make ice cream until it was confiscated from them by James Gordon. Mr. Freeze appears in the December "Season of Infamy" downloadable content (DLC) pack in the side mission "In From The Cold". Batman discovers a frozen vessel just off the coast of Gotham and investigates, finding Mr. Freeze at his wife's old cryogenic chamber. He says that the Arkham Knight's Militia took Nora after he refused to help Scarecrow and Arkham Knight with their plans to take down Batman. Freeze entrusts Batman to rescue his wife from the soldiers. After fighting through a barrage of Militia henchmen, Batman finds Nora and breaks her out of her damaged cryo-chamber. Much to both Batman and Freeze's surprise, she no longer wants to be frozen in ice and simply wants to spend time with Victor. It is also revealed that she could hear every word he said, despite being in suspended animation. After taking down a Militia force trying to destroy Fries' vessel, Nora and Victor meet face-to-face and Victor removes his protective helmet. As they look off at Gotham, Nora asks how long they will live, to which Victor replies "merely days". They then depart Gotham City; when Batman analyses Freeze's equipment in the GCPD lockup, a recording made by Cash ponders whether this turn of events is a happy or sad outcome for the Frieses.
- Mr. Freeze appears as a playable character in the mobile game Batman: Arkham Underworld. He is unlocked after the player completes a mission for him, after which he becomes playable, wielding his freeze gun with different firing modes.
- Mr. Freeze is a boss in Batman: The Animated Series, The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Sega Genesis in which Mr. Freeze was the game's final boss. In all of the games, he tries to freeze the city with an ice cannon. The heroes have to race through frozen grounds, vanquish his freeze gun toting goons and finally defeat him.
- Mr. Freeze appears in the video game adaptation of the movie Batman & Robin. He is fought multiple times as he and his various goons wreak havoc as portrayed in the film. He is also the final boss of the game.
- Mr. Freeze appears in Batman: Chaos in Gotham. He is the game's first boss, appearing in the Iceberg Lounge. He is defeated by Batman but manages to escape.
- Mr. Freeze appears in Batman Vengeance, with Michael Ansara reprised his role. He was seen targeting a scientist named Isaac Evers, whom he blames for sending him a video promoting Promethium gas in order to spite him, unaware that the real culprit was the Joker planning to use Mr. Freeze's invasion of the lab as a distraction to steal large quantities of the gas. Freeze kidnaps Evers but Batman saves him and returns to stop Freeze from causing further destruction. After disabling his freeze bombs and defeating all of his minions, Batman confronts and defeats Freeze, encasing him in ice and saving him after his protective dome is broken. He is seen in his cell in Arkham, signaling Batman to leave. He makes a cameo appearance in the sequel game, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, frozen in his cell, like the other three villains of the game by Sin Tzu.
- Mr. Freeze appears in Batman: Dark Tomorrow. He appears in the Arkham Asylum stage and has taken many of the staff members hostage, including Dr Jeremiah Arkham, freezing them together in a giant block of ice. Batman reaches his cell after defeating some inmates and dodging various pipes leaking lethal cryogenic steam in the hallways nearby and defeats him, freeing the hostages. He then leaves Victor, frozen and awaiting his next confrontation with the Dark Knight.
- Mr. Freeze is one of the two main villains in the PC game Toxic Chill. Mr. Freeze pairs up with the Riddler in an attempt to change the very weather of Gotham. He creates chaos by freezing buildings that are thawed by Batman. He is eventually betrayed and nearly killed by the Riddler who sets off a volcanic eruption. Both are sent to Arkham Asylum and are made cellmates. It is suggested that Mr. Freeze tortures the Riddler in Arkham as revenge for his treachery.
- Mr. Freeze appears in DC Universe Online, voiced by Robert Kraft. Freeze appears when the player, using a Villain character, is attempting to steal some diamonds from a Wayne Enterprises warehouse. Joker orders the player via communicator to give the diamonds to Freeze, only to later command him or her to go inside Freeze's base in Gotham Mercy Hospital and steal the diamonds back, right when Freeze is once again trying to bring back Nora and thus sabotaging the procedure. The villain player must then confront Mr. Freeze, who is enraged and willing to kill the player. Freeze also appears in the Arkham Asylum alert, where he has allied with Scarecrow and Poison Ivy to spread chaos in the Asylum, under doctor Jeremiah Arkham's orders. Freeze has taken over one of the wings in the asylum, covering the whole area with ice and snow. The team of four players (Heroes or Villains) must defeat Freeze one time in his area, and then face him again when he is fighting side by side with Scarecrow and Ivy. He is the first Subboss in the Metal Pt. I: Monsters Of Metal operation and a random boss in Amazon Fury Part 1 Gotham Under Siege. He is served by Icers, Kelvinizers, Repair Engineers, Thermanators, Chillers, Deep Freezers, Ice Picks, Crazed Coolers, Ice Breakers, Ice Makers, Ice Giants, Ice Behemoths and Ice Shardlings. He also has a metahuman right-hand man named Coldcut.
- Mr. Freeze appears in the 2013 arcade game Batman. He escapes from Arkham Asylum, planning to get revenge on Gotham by freezing it. His missions (both easy and hard combined) involve taking down his henchmen in vehicles, destroying his anti-aircraft guns and ice mechs, restoring Gotham's power grid, and finally facing him in his giant robot mech. Freeze is ultimately defeated and returned to Arkham.
- Mr. Freeze appears in Injustice 2, voiced by Jim Pirri. He appears as a "Premier Skin" for Captain Cold. In his initial appearance, Mr. Freeze did not wear the protective helmet, which was later added in an update. He resembles the New 52 version and speaks in a German accent in this appearance. Most of his dialogue is asking his opponents to help save his wife and threatening them after they refuse, intending to use them as test subjects. Being a skin, he has the same moves as Cold and no character ending after defeating Brainiac.
- Mr. Freeze appears in Telltale Games' Batman: The Enemy Within, voiced by Matthew Mercer. Unlike most iterations of the character, his condition does not confine him entirely to the suit, which is very comfortable and mobile and lacks the classic glass dome. Also, instead of the freeze gun, he uses a specialized glove that freezes anything it touches. Mr. Freeze is a member of the Pact, alongside "John Doe", Riddler, Bane, and Harley Quinn. His origin story mostly remains the same, excluding Ferris Boyle. He joins the group to retrieve the LOTUS virus, hoping to use it to cure Nora. He first appears in the second episode, where he (offscreen) infiltrated the Gothcorp labs, killing at least twenty personal with his cryo-gauntlet and caused the loss of limb of an unknown number. He also caused serious damage to the labs by freezing objects, leaving very little evidence to trace him and his men. Freeze managed to get away with a number of biological materials, leaving no witnesses to identify him to the police. He appears physically in the Pact's lair where whilst checking on Nora, "John Doe" 'accidentally' set off an EMP generator shutting down the equipment keeping her alive. Horrified by losing her, Freeze entered the room and forced Bruce Wayne to turn it off. After the billionaire did so, he returned to check on Nora and ensure her unit had not been badly damaged by the blast. He later sits in the lair and Bruce, though the correct dialogue choice, can win his favor of getting him in the Pact. Regardless, Bruce gets in and during the Pact's assault on the Agency's convoy, Freeze kills many agents with his glove. They ultimately get what he wanted, which was a cryo-chamber containing the Riddler's corpse. He mostly has minor roles in the game, though in the third episode, he manages to horrify Bruce by revealing that he used many of the Pact's goons (those believed to be traitors) as test subjects for his new freeze weapon, showing his cruelty and lack of respect for human life. In the fourth episode, depending on the choice at the end of the previous one, Bruce will either aid the Pact in their assault on SANCTUS as himself or stop them as Batman. In the first choice, Freeze will mostly stay away from a fight, trying to save the virus samples from being destroyed after Bruce ultimately betrays them and in the second, he, alongside Bane, engages in a long fight with Batman, using his glove and shock rod. But he is ultimately defeated by Batman and betrayed by Quinn, who leaves with the last vial of the Lotus virus and he is left in a containment cell, infected with the virus. In return for information about her whereabouts, Freeze asks Bruce Wayne/Batman to lower his confinement's temperature, hoping to combat his infection as Riddler did. If the player does, Freeze thanks Batman/Bruce as he freezes inside the room. If the player doesn't, he curses the hero and falls down devastated. Regardless of the decision, his ultimate fate is left ambiguous.
- Mr. Freeze will appear in Gotham Knights. He has returned to Gotham with a mysterious agenda which includes manipulating Gotham's weather pattern. He achieves this via the "Storm Engine", a weather machine of his that shoots a giant ice ray in the sky, freezing the city and also bringing down cryogenic lighting. Batgirl and Robin infiltrate the Elliot Centre from where he is freezing the city. After defeating his minions, they battle him on the roof.