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* Naturally, Queen Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' builds an enormous, beautiful Ice Palace during the course of her song "Let It Go". It ends up reflecting her emotions -- growing more frightening the more scared she becomes, with icicles spiking out everywhere and changing to darker colours. [[spoiler:It returns to normal after Marshmallow makes it his home.]] By the end of the movie, she's made the castle in Arendelle into a second ice palace, coating a good portion of the castle's roofing in ice as well as creating ice sculptures in the courtyard. Merely an exterior change, it symbolizes Elsa being more at peace with herself, combining the home she made for herself to be free in though it meant she’d have to be alone, and the home she always had and was filled with love for her, though she could not let it in, and had to shut away who she really was.

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* Naturally, Queen Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' builds an enormous, beautiful Ice Palace during the course of her song "Let It Go". It ends up reflecting her emotions -- growing more frightening the more scared she becomes, with icicles spiking out everywhere and changing to darker colours. [[spoiler:It returns to normal after Marshmallow makes it his home.]] By ]]
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the end of the movie, [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/4/45/Arendelle-Castle-at-the-end-of-Frozen.png/revision/latest?cb=20140111143256 she's made the castle in Arendelle Arendelle]] into a second ice palace, coating a good portion of the castle's roofing in ice as well as ice, adding a giant snowflake to the tallest spire, and creating snowflake-shaped ice sculptures in the courtyard. Merely courtyard fountains. While merely an exterior change, it symbolizes Elsa being more at peace with herself, combining the home she made for herself to be free in though it meant she’d have to be alone, and the home she always had and was filled with love for her, though she could not let it in, and had to shut away who she really was.



* In a rare non-fantasy and non-Sci-Fi example, the villain in the James Bond film ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' has an ice palace in the middle of Iceland. Needless to say, Bond soon trashes the place.

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* In a rare non-fantasy and non-Sci-Fi example, the villain Gustav Graves in the James Bond film ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' has an ice palace in the middle of Iceland. Needless to say, Bond soon trashes the place.


* Naturally, Queen Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' builds an enormous, beautiful Ice Palace during the course of her song "Let It Go". It ends up reflecting her emotions -- growing more frightening the more scared she becomes, with icicles spiking out everywhere and changing to darker colours. [[spoiler:It returns to normal after Marshmallow makes it his home.]]
** By the end of the movie, she's made the castle in Arendelle into a second ice palace, coating a good portion of the castle's roofing in ice as well as creating ice sculptures in the courtyard. Merely an exterior change, it symbolizes Elsa being more at peace with herself, combining the home she made for herself to be free in though it meant she’d have to be alone, and the home she always had and was filled with love for her, though she could not let it in, and had to shut away who she really was.

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* Naturally, Queen Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' builds an enormous, beautiful Ice Palace during the course of her song "Let It Go". It ends up reflecting her emotions -- growing more frightening the more scared she becomes, with icicles spiking out everywhere and changing to darker colours. [[spoiler:It returns to normal after Marshmallow makes it his home.]]
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]] By the end of the movie, she's made the castle in Arendelle into a second ice palace, coating a good portion of the castle's roofing in ice as well as creating ice sculptures in the courtyard. Merely an exterior change, it symbolizes Elsa being more at peace with herself, combining the home she made for herself to be free in though it meant she’d have to be alone, and the home she always had and was filled with love for her, though she could not let it in, and had to shut away who she really was.

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**By the end of the movie, she's made the castle in Arendelle into a second ice palace, coating a good portion of the castle's roofing in ice as well as creating ice sculptures in the courtyard. Merely an exterior change, it symbolizes Elsa being more at peace with herself, combining the home she made for herself to be free in though it meant she’d have to be alone, and the home she always had and was filled with love for her, though she could not let it in, and had to shut away who she really was.



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* Naturally, Queen Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' builds an enormous, beautiful Ice Palace during the course of her song "Let It Go". It ends up reflecting her emotions -- growing more frightening the more scared she becomes, with icicles spiking out everywhere and changing to darker colours. [[spoiler:It returns to normal after Marshmallow makes it his home.]]
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* Naturally, Elsa in Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' builds an enormous, beautiful Ice Palace during the course of her song "Let It Go". It ends up reflecting her emotions -- growing more frightening the more scared she becomes, with icicles spiking out everywhere and changing to darker colours. [[spoiler:It returns to normal after Marshmallow makes it his home.]]

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* Naturally, Elsa in Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' builds an enormous, beautiful Ice Palace during the course of her song "Let It Go". It ends up reflecting her emotions -- growing more frightening the more scared she becomes, with icicles spiking out everywhere and changing to darker colours. [[spoiler:It returns to normal after Marshmallow makes it his home.]]


->''The Castle of Bones loomed over her now. It certainly deserved the capital letters, up this close... The pillars at the entrance were hundreds of feet high. Each of the steps leading up was taller than a man. They were the grey-green of old ice. Ice. Not bone. There were faintly familiar shapes to the pillars, possibly a suggestion of femur or skull, but it was made of ice.''

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->''The Castle of Bones loomed over her now. It certainly deserved the capital letters, up this close... The pillars at the entrance were hundreds of feet high. Each of the steps leading up was taller than a man. They were the grey-green of old ice. '' Ice. Not ''Not bone. There were faintly familiar shapes to the pillars, possibly a suggestion of femur or skull, but it was made of ice.''


* There exist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hotel hotels]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_palace castles/palaces]] made of ice! Typically inhabited by paid guests, unless an Action Hero happens to be stopping by. An episode of ''Series/DinnerImpossible'' had Chef Robert cooking for one of these ice hotels, forcing him to do his cooking outside lest the heat from the ovens melt the building.

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* There exist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hotel hotels]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_palace castles/palaces]] made of ice! The first one [[https://www.wonews.it/post/hotel-svedese-fatto-interamente-di-ghiaccio opened in 1990 in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden]]. Typically inhabited by paid guests, unless an Action Hero happens to be stopping by. An episode of ''Series/DinnerImpossible'' had Chef Robert cooking for one of these ice hotels, forcing him to do his cooking outside lest the heat from the ovens melt the building.





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* Jack Frost's palace from ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo in Slumberland''.
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* In the ''{{Literature/Dragonlance}}'' novel ''Dragons of the Highlord Skies'', and in the corresponding ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure modules, one group of the Heroes of the Lance must retrieve one of the Dragon Orbs from [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Icewall Castle]].

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* In the ''{{Literature/Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novel ''Dragons of the Highlord Skies'', and in the corresponding ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure modules, one group of the Heroes of the Lance must retrieve one of the Dragon Orbs from [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Icewall Castle]].



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* Jack Frost's palace from ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo in Slumberland''.
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'''Shego:''' [mocking] 'We'll build a frozen fortress, she'll ''never'' find us there!'

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'''Shego:''' [mocking] 'We'll ''[mocking]'' "We'll build a frozen fortress, she'll ''never'' find us there!'there!"





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->'''Kristoff:''' [''seeing Elsa's ice castle''] Now ''that's'' ice! I might cry.\\
'''Anna:''' Go ahead. I won't judge.
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->'''Kristoff:''' [''seeing Elsa's ice castle''] Now ''that's'' ice! I might cry.\\
'''Anna:''' Go ahead. I won't judge.
-->-- ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
->''The Castle of Bones loomed over her now. It certainly deserved the capital letters, up this close... The pillars at the entrance were hundreds of feet high. Each of the steps leading up was taller than a man. They were the grey-green of old ice. Ice. Not bone. There were faintly familiar shapes to the pillars, possibly a suggestion of femur or skull, but it was made of ice.''
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->'''Kristoff:''' ''[seeing Elsa's ice castle]'' Now ''that's'' ice! I might cry.\\

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->'''Kristoff:''' ''[seeing [''seeing Elsa's ice castle]'' castle''] Now ''that's'' ice! I might cry.\\






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* {{Superman}}'s Fortress of Solitude is, at least in modern comics, an Ice Palace. This largely comes from the Donner films, however; see the example under Films. It is true that the Fortress was located in the arctic since the Silver Age, but it wasn't depicted as being made from ice until the films.

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* {{Superman}}'s Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Fortress of Solitude is, at least in modern comics, an Ice Palace. This largely comes from the Donner films, however; see the example under Films. It is true that the Fortress was located in the arctic since the Silver Age, but it wasn't depicted as being made from ice until the films.



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** It's a bit complicated; in animated features, the Fortress usually resemble ice; but in live-action cases like the films and ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', it is made of crystal growing out of the single crystal Clark throws into the arctic, although the floor seems to still be ice. It's slightly hard to tell sometimes ("[[{{Film/SupermanReturns}} The ice is warm]].")


** The last level of World 4 in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' has not one, but ''two'' tall towers full of ice. The first has to be climbed upward while avoiding the incoming Flurries, while the latter is accessed for the descent and requires some CraniumRide due to the abundance of SpikesOfDoomf. There's a third building shortly afterwards, but its only content is the entrance to the world's boss (Fryguy).

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** The last level of World 4 in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' has not one, but ''two'' tall towers full of ice. The first has to be climbed upward while avoiding the incoming Flurries, while the latter is accessed for the descent and requires some CraniumRide due to the abundance of SpikesOfDoomf.SpikesOfDoom. There's a third building shortly afterwards, but its only content is the entrance to the world's boss (Fryguy).



* The sixth dungeon, Wawku Shrine, in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. It's from here where the evil beings (under the command of owl monsters Lechku and Nechku), and has several mechanical setpieces that remain functional despite the low temperatures.

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* The sixth dungeon, Wawku Shrine, in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. It's from here where the evil beings (under the command of owl monsters Lechku and Nechku), Nechku) want to reduce the temperature of all of Kamui to absolute zero, and has several mechanical setpieces that remain functional despite the low temperatures.


* {{Superman}}'s Fortress of Solitude is, at least in modern comics, an IcePalace. This largely comes from the Donner films, however; see the example under Films. It is true that the Fortress was located in the arctic since the Silver Age, but it wasn't depicted as being made from ice until the films.

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* {{Superman}}'s Fortress of Solitude is, at least in modern comics, an IcePalace.Ice Palace. This largely comes from the Donner films, however; see the example under Films. It is true that the Fortress was located in the arctic since the Silver Age, but it wasn't depicted as being made from ice until the films.



* In the third ''Literature/LoneWolf'' game book, ''The Caverns of Kalte'', the ice-fortress of Ikaya is, well, an ice-fortress. The fortress of the ''Deathlord of Ixia'' is located in an arctic or subarctic region, but it isn't quite an IcePalace.

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* In the third ''Literature/LoneWolf'' game book, ''The Caverns of Kalte'', the ice-fortress of Ikaya is, well, an ice-fortress. The fortress of the ''Deathlord of Ixia'' is located in an arctic or subarctic region, but it isn't quite an IcePalace.Ice Palace.



** Temple of Ice in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''.

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** Temple of Ice in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''. It is where the Azurine, one of the Pure Metals needed to forge the Phantom Sword, lies. In addition to slippery floors, it has several pits that can only be avoided with the help of the Grappling Hook.



** The Snow Temple in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''.
** The Ice Ruins in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''.

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** The Snow Temple in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''.
''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', which not only has slippery ice but also dense snowy terrain, where the White Wolfos are better at moving through than Link. Large bells are hit with the Boomerang to open doors.
** The Ice Ruins in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'', located in the eastern side of Lorule's DeathMountain, where Turtle Rock was in ''A Link to the Past'' (and is now where the Ice Palace was in the 1992 game, namely in the lake). The Fire Rod is required to melt the large ice blocks that obstruct Link's progress.



** The last level of World 4 in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' has not one, but ''two'' tall towers full of ice. The first has to be climbed upward while avoiding the incoming Flurries, while the latter is accessed for the descent. There's a third building shortly afterwards, but its only content is the entrance to the world's boss (Fryguy).

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** The last level of World 4 in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' has not one, but ''two'' tall towers full of ice. The first has to be climbed upward while avoiding the incoming Flurries, while the latter is accessed for the descent.descent and requires some CraniumRide due to the abundance of SpikesOfDoomf. There's a third building shortly afterwards, but its only content is the entrance to the world's boss (Fryguy).



** Phendrana Drifts in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' houses a Chozo chapel.
** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', [[spoiler:Bryyo's hidden ice area.]]

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** Phendrana Drifts in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' houses a Chozo chapel.
chapel, which includes a Chozo statue that, upon Samus using the Plasma Beam, unveils a passageway leading to one of the Chozo Artifacts.
** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', [[spoiler:Bryyo's hidden ice area.]]area]], where the Screw Attack can be found.



* The Wawku shrine in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''.

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* The sixth dungeon, Wawku shrine Shrine, in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''.''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. It's from here where the evil beings (under the command of owl monsters Lechku and Nechku), and has several mechanical setpieces that remain functional despite the low temperatures.


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[[caption-width-right:270:[[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace The Icecrown Citadel]]. [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Sure it's big, but look at the location]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:270:[[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace The Icecrown Citadel]]. [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Sure it's big, but look at the location]].]]
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