->''Hey! I know we're all in strung out shape, but [[TropeNamer stay frosty]] and alert. We can't afford to let one of those bastards in here.''
-->-'''Corporal Hicks''', ''Film/{{Aliens}}''

When "keep cool" just isn't awesome enough. This is a StockPhrase that leader will typically say to his troops right as it's all about to hit the fan. It's extra badass because it [[DareToBeBadass encourages others]] to be as badass as the speaker himself. More associated with modern warfare and {{Space Marine}}s than MilitaryTropes of the past.

Not to be confused with a certain [[{{Snowlems}} Snowlem]].



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Uttered frequently by Shinji Mimura in the manga of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'', particularly after [[spoiler:Kazuo Kiriyama splits open his stomach and his guts fall out.]] He often addresses his uncle, who taught him to stay cool.

* Probably made famous by Corporal Hicks in the movie ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. It also makes perfect sense coming from him, as he does remain quite frosty under pressure (compare with Hudson & Gorman). He even ''falls asleep'' during the dropship ride to the surface.
* In ''Film/Kickass2'' Colonel Stars and Stripes says this prior to Justice Forever's first on screen fight.
--> '''Colonel Stars and Stripes:''' Stay frosty team, I used to eat punks like this for breakfast.

* This one is {{Older Than They Think}}; it goes back at least to 1970, in Joseph Wambaugh's authorial debut, ''The New Centurions''. Given Wambaugh's prior career as an L.A. cop, it probably has been cop and military slang for a long time.
--> '''Kilvinsky''': Stay frosty. Relax. That's the way to do this job.
* The Specials in the ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' trilogy have an even cooler version: stay icy.
* In ''The Glitch in Sleep,'' John Hulme and Michael Wexler's first ''Seems'' book, Casey Lake says this to Becker just before they jump into a big body of water to investigate possible sabotage--with, as the narration points out, no idea what's at the bottom.
-->'''Casey''': Stay frosty.
-->'''Becker''': Staying frosty, sir.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* This was the title of an episode of ''Series/GenerationKill''. A big theme of the book/TV series is how modern soldiers pattern themselves after war movies. Colbert actually says it enough for other Marines to consider it his stock phrase.
* ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'''s Joel Robinson would occasionally use this line, especially when confronted with [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate a particularly bad movie]], or the villainous... ''Timmy''.
-->'''Joel''' (to Crow): Go to the bridge, stay frosty! I've got a plan!
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' ("Razor"). The "stay frosty" line is used by one of the {{Space Marine}}s boarding the Hybrid vessel; as his name is Hudson, it's likely a deliberate ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
* Used in a 1979 episode of ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' (#6.8 "The Hawaiian Headache") by government agent Gordon Lyle when giving directions to Jim Rockford: "Just stay frosty and don't panic."
* In ''Series/FallingSkies'', Weaver says this to Jimmy, after Jimmy thanks Weaver for giving him a second chance.
** Also used in the episode, "Collateral Damage", as they're going off to attack the nuclear power plant.
-->'''Tom Mason:''' "Dan, stay frosty."
-->'''Weaver:''' "Like a winter in Buffalo."
* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'': Subverted. The phrase is something that people would expect a member of an elite police unit to say, so the SRU use the phrase as a duress code instead. When Sgt. Parker says it on the radio, he is actually telling his team that he is held hostage.
* ''Series/{{Parks and Recreation}}'': Leslie says this to Ben, when Ben is trying to avoid talking about work when they're spending personal time together.
* ''Series/{{Stranger Things}}'': In Season 2, in a scene reminiscent of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', [[spoiler:one of the soldiers entering the caverns beneath Hawkins says this to reassure the others right before demodogs are set upon them.]]

* Music/VanHalen's "Stay Frosty", where the phrase is said as advice, though not from a soldier.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Cleaners in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 2'' instruct each other to stay frosty while they're looking for you.
* The protagonist of the Marine campaign in ''VideoGame/AlienVsPredator 2'' is even named Andrew "Frosty" Harrison.
* One of the lines in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare''. It comes during a sequence which borrows a lot of lines from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', making it a ShoutOut. Later used to the point of absurdity in ''Modern Warfare 2''.
** Funny, because the ones yelling it are the ones who need to take their own advice.
* Uttered by Jim Raynor in the original ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}''. Bonus points for the fact that the cutscene takes place on a [[SingleBiomePlanet Volcano Planet]].
** And again in the very first mission of [[VideoGame/StarCraftII 2]].
** And by a generic Medic in the expansion. "Stay frosty and get the job done!"
** And ironically by the Firebat, in more than one way (both uses flame weapons and military-grade stimulants in combat).
* In ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'', Falco frequently uses this line.
* Max of ''{{Sam and Max}}'' used this as his campaign slogan while running for President. Stay Frosty, America!
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', the helicopter pilot Kirk says this after blowing the hell out of everything with a rocket launcher.
* Mega in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' uses this often, especially in the third game.
* Rouge says this at one point in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes.''
* Used several times in ''{{VideoGame/Starsiege}}'', most notably by Harabec Weathers. Becomes [[IncrediblyLamePun punny]] when he says it to his brother, Caanon "Icehawk" Weathers.
* Also used a lot in ''Creator/TomClancy's ''VideoGame/GhostRecon: Advanced [[NounVerber Warfighter]]''.
* Used by a common soldier you talk to on base in ''VideoGame/BionicCommando: Rearmed''.
* The goal of the interactive fiction game ''VideoGame/LittleBlueMen'' is to "remain. Totally. Frosty." Kind of.
* Used once or twice in ''VideoGame/BadCompany 2'', in a hilarious scene mocking ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has the hero Manticore saying this in the Lord Recluse Task Force when he and the rest of the remaining Freedom Phalanx realize you and your team of villains are gunning for them.
* Said at least twice by Kasumi Goto in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''.
* Said quite often by the Galactic Rangers in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''.
* One of Ethreain the Lich's lines in ''{{VideoGame/Dota 2}}''.
* Used by the Terran Republic announcer in ''VideoGame/PlanetSide 2''.
* [[FunnyForeigner Gregor]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' says "Stay Frosting" due to his loose grasp on metaphors and English.
* Agency Troopers in ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'' say it when they're alerted.
* Occasionally used meaningfully in ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' video games. Since OverHeating is a serious concern, most Mechwarriors really would prefer their rides run cool instead of hot. Very few get to stay cool, however.
* One of Spider-Man's quips to rescued civilians in ''VideoGame/TheAmazingSpiderMan''.
* In ''VideoGame/XMenLegends II'',, if you've selected Iceman as one of your four-member team in the character select screen, he'll say "Stay frosty, team!" if he's the one who's going to talk (everyone has a phrase; no knowing whose you'll get.)
* This is one of the HeroUnit Alric's quotes in ''VideoGame/KingdomRush''. Probably because he's introduced in the desert stage at the start of the game.
* [[MissionControl Bain]] might say this to the players in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' as a [[ZergRush Police Assault]] starts up.
* One of the patrolling militia soldiers in the 'Seasons of Infamy' DLC of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' tells his comrades to stay frosty while they guard the tankard on which they're keeping [[AnIcePerson Mr. Freeze]] captive. This tankard is run across an iceberg, so one of the other militia soldiers can't help but laugh at the unintended pun.

* Commander Foxworthy from ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' elaborates on this: [[http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20081102.html "I want you sharper than razors and frostier than snowmen."]]
* Fleur [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20050324.html tells Eeichi this]] in ''Webcomic/OkashinaOkashi''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Henchman 21 asks "Texas," a future part of Venturestein, if he's staying frosty in the first-person-perspective intro to ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Viva Los Muertos!"
* A common line in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', generally played for humor rather than used seriously.
** Usually after a bad guy has been, well, frozen.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Operation SHAVE.
* Common line in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' before commercial breaks.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry tells Chelsea, who is being brainwashed and tortured at a "tough love ranch" to "stay [[FutureSlang schway]]'' until he can rescue her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' episode "Snatch", [[ReplicantSnatching replicating pods]] have taken over the studio and are waiting for our heroes to fall asleep in order to take over their bodies. They cannot leave the studio because the planet has been coated by [[BlobMonster the Blob]]. In the midst of this dilemma, Zorak comes up with an ingenious escape plan.
-->'''Zorak''': Alright, here's the plan. We create a diversion by throwing the planet's orbital axis off by thirteen degrees. Actually, ten degrees should do it. You don't want to throw it off too much, because...well, you know. Now, once we've lowered the gravitational fields by say...forty gigawatts...and secured the outer perimeter...securely...well I...I think we'll be just fine. *brandishes raygun* Any questions? Okay then! Move out, lock n' load, happy birthday, and '''STAY FROSTY!!!''' *[[DramaticGunCock dramatic gun cock]]*