Identity: Robert Drake
Invulnerability: Iceman has Class 1000 resistance to Cold
Ice Body: Iceman can turn his body completly into ice, with the following powers:
Ice Generation: Monstrous (& all power stunts)
Body Armor: Incredible
Shape Alteration: Excellent
Self Heal: up to Monstrous damage a turn
Molecular Conversion: Amazing ability to freeze someone’s water molecules inside their body
X-Men, X-Factor, X-Terminators, Defenders, Champions, Dualers, Cataclysm Keys, The Twelve
Bobby Drake was the youngest founding member of the original X-Men, and the comedian of the group. He never seemed to take much of anything seriously throughout the early days of his career as a super-hero, but he usually pulled his weight and coordinated with rest of the team. His first few years with the team were rather unremarkable, the first big change arriving when the team was captured by the Living Island, Krakoa. After the newly assembled team of X-Men rescued them, Bobby left the team along with the other original X-Men, excepting Cyclops who remained with the new team. He tried for a time to live a normal life before forming a short-lived team called The Defenders with Angel and Beast. Shortly after the demise of the team, they received an amazing phone call from Cyclops, claiming that Marvel Girl (Phoenix) was alive. Having thought her dead for many years, they rushed to see if it was true.
It was true indeed, and thus, X-Factor was formed, the original X-Men back together again. It was during his time with this team that his life began to change. His ability to generate blasts of intense cold and form ice increased by amazing proportions, beyond his ability to control. For a time, he wore an inhibitor belt which kept his power in check for him. The power he wielded was amazing…not only could he sheathe his own body in ice to protect himself, he could sheathe enormous objects, and once even encased the Empire State Building completely in ice. With time, he learned to gain control over his increase in power and got rid of the inhibitor belt. Thinking he had achieved his full potential, he never pushed himself beyond his normal limits.
He finally found love, though briefly, with a woman named Opal, who left him when she decided that his mutant powers set them too far apart. He visited with his family also during this time, a rare occurance for him, since his father hated the fact that he was a mutant. Bobby’s father was severely injured some time later, and after his recovery he began to see the good that X-Men were doing in the world, forgiving himself, and his son, they reconciled and still maintain a healthy relationship today.
It wasn’t until the original members rejoined the X-Men and Bobby was possessed by the White Queen that he discovered his true potential. Not only could his ice power be used for defense, but it could be extremely deadly with the right intent and a little imagination. He is still testing his newfound abilities even now. Throughout the years, Bobby has come forward more, becoming an integral part of the team and even leading them at times. He still retains his childish sense of humor, though, and is the biggest prankster among all of the X-Men. Recently, Bobby seems to have left the team for a time, though no explanations to his whereabouts have yet been given.