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Full Name: Robert Louis Drake
First Appearance: X-Men #1
Created by: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Home Universe: Earth-616
Alignment: Good
Status: Alive
Place of Birth: Fort Washington, Long Island, New York
Citizenship: American
Base: Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; formerly Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California; Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, California; Ship; X-Factor Complex, New York City, New York; Defenders Mansion, Rocky Mountains, Colorado; Champions Headquarters, Los Angeles, California
Affiliations: X-Men (Jean Grey School member), founding member); formerly Murder Circus (brainwashed), Excelsiors (squad leader), The Twelve, X-Factor/X-Terminators (founding member), Chosen (Dualers), Secret Defenders, Defenders, Champions (founder)
Powers/Abilities: Cyrokinesis
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Unique Features: None, prior to M-Day, he had a permanent ice form, but it was lost when he thought he was de-powered.

Robert "Bobby" Louis Drake (of Earth-616) is a founding member of the X-Men and good friend and ally of Spider-Man.

He first appearance was in X-Men #1. (September, 1963)


Early Life

Robert Louis Drake was born in Floral Park, Long Island, New York to William Robert Drake and Madeline Beatrice Bass-Drake. Robert first discovered his mutant abilities at a young age when he found himself unable to stop shivering and feeling cold.

After encasing his bully in ice by accident, an entire mob of people came after him and his family. The sheriff noticed that things were getting out of hand and took Robert into custody for his own protection.

Joining the X-Men

Cyclops was sent to receive Robert to extend a invite to join the X-Men. After Robert and Scott got into a fight, a mob caught up to them. Professor X wiped the mob's memories and grateful of saving his life, Robert joined the X-Men as the fifth and youngest member.

Avengers vs. X-Men

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In Avenger vs. X-Men, at first against Wolverine's wishes, Robert fought against the Avengers on the X-Men side. Same time later, he was seen on the Avengers side, fighting against the X-Men.

Powers & Abilities


Robert Drake is a mutant.

  • Thermokinesis: Iceman is a mutant with the superhuman ability to lower his external and internal body temperature, projecting intense coldness from his body. Like any normal human being, the nerve centers for regulating Iceman's body temperature are found in the part of the brain called the hypothalamus. However, Iceman can mentally override his hypothalamus to allow his body temperature to be lowered by an unknown internal mechanism. This ability converts the latent thermal energies in and around his body into an unknown form of energy that is efficiently dissipated. A related mutation has rendered his body tissues unaffected by sub-zero temperatures. Iceman can consciously, immediately lower his body temperature from its normal 98.6 Fahrenheit to absolute zero.
  • Thermal Vision: The ability to see beings due to the heat signature that others give off, because of the absence of heat around him.
  • Cryokinesis: Iceman can generate, manipulate and fully control ice, snow and cold temperatures, he can use his mutant ability to control moisture such as to freeze any air moisture into super hard ice. This ice can be formed into any object of his choosing. However the only limitations are his own imagination and the ambient air temperature which determines how long his ice sculpture will stay icy. He does not have to hold the ice physically with his hands in order to shape it. Apparently, he can simply direct the waves of coldness he projects in certain ways so as to create ice in the shape he desires. In the past, Iceman has formed ice-ladders, ice-slides, ice-shields, ice-domes, ice-bolts, ice-blasts, ice-beams and other constructs that are made of ice.


Bobby is a Certified Public Accountant, a skilled ice skater, and can fluently speak Spanish.


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