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* NotQuiteDead: This episode reveals that Nora Fries was not killed in the accident that transformed Victor as had been believed in "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE14HeartOfIce Heart of Ice]]" but instead had Victor's experimental cyrogenetic chamber put her in suspended animation before Walker eventually bought it from [=GothCorp=].


* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Walker seems to believe that [[spoiler: freezing everyone on the planet except for his chosen few]] will help to create a better world.

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Walker seems to believe that [[spoiler: freezing everyone on the planet except for his chosen few]] few will help to create a better world.



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* AffablyEvil: Grant Walker is very warm and welcoming... for a guy who wants to kill the world to create his own utopia.



* AndIMustScream: Grant Walker pays a [[WhoWantsToLiveForever heavy price for seeking immortality.]]

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* AndIMustScream: In addition to building a "perfect" society on an island of his creation, Grant Walker pays convinces Mr. Freeze to give him the same mutations as Freeze himself, allowing him to live forever. However, after Batman convinces Freeze to stop Walker from freezing the rest of the world, Walker ends up trapped in a [[WhoWantsToLiveForever heavy price for seeking immortality.]]block of ice, lost at sea, COMPLETELY AWARE OF EVERYTHING AROUND HIM, YET UNABLE TO FREE HIMSELF OR EVEN MOVE FOR THE REST OF HIS IMMORTAL LIFE. As is to be expected, the last we ever see or hear of him is his anguished scream of horror, a scream that no one else can hear.
*** Well, he ''was''. A comic followed up his story by showing that he managed to get out (cause icebergs do melt ya know?) and tried returning to Gotham to get revenge upon Freeze after finding out that Freeze's condition had destroyed most of his body and the same thing would happen to him eventually. He was captured and imprisoned after Freeze almost killed him.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The episode features Creator/WaltDisney's...eccentricities...taken to their fearful logical conclusions.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The episode features Creator/WaltDisney's...eccentricities...taken Walker wants a world without anyone he doesn't approve of, where everyone has to their fearful logical conclusions.obey him.



* EvilCounterpart: As pointed out by [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/episodes/deepfreeze/ a reviewer]], Walker and Freeze stand in deliberate contrast to each other. Freeze [[TinMan claims to be dead to emotions, but his compassion betrays him several times during the episode]]: he at first refuses to subject Walker to the same confinement as Freeze himself, and Batman eventually convinces him to help stop the deaths of innocent people. By contrast, Walker is an outwardly warm, paternalistic figure, but he is as dead to emotions as Freeze claims to be, coldly planning mass murder just to create his own fantasy of a perfect world. His transformation into "the second Mr. Freeze" is more appropriate to his inner self than Freeze's ever was. He is a rare example of a evil counterpart to a villain.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill:
-->'''Walker:''' My world will have no crime, violence, or pain.\\
'''Robin:''' You can add free will to that list, too!\\
'''Walker:''' A small price to pay for order.\\
'''Batman:''' ''Your'' order. For ''your'' select few!\\
'''Walker:''' Excuse me, but I fail to see the problem with that.



* SmallRoleBigImpact: Grant Walker may have massively failed to create a frozen utopia, but he did put Mr. Freeze back in business by giving him the motivation to save Nora instead of just seeking revenge. Had he not found her, Victor's criminal career would've been much shorter.



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans / DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: A variation with Grant Walker and his motives:
-->'''Walker:''' My world will have no crime, violence, or pain.\\
'''Robin:''' You can add free will to that list, too!\\
'''Walker:''' A small price to pay for order.\\
'''Batman:''' ''Your'' order. For ''your'' select few!\\
'''Walker:''' Excuse me, but I fail to see the problem with that.

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans / DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: A variation with Grant UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Walker and seems to believe that [[spoiler: freezing everyone on the planet except for his motives:
-->'''Walker:''' My world
chosen few]] will have no crime, violence, or pain.\\
'''Robin:''' You can add free will
help to that list, too!\\
'''Walker:''' A small price to pay for order.\\
'''Batman:''' ''Your'' order. For ''your'' select few!\\
'''Walker:''' Excuse me, but I fail to see the problem with that.
create a better world.


* ContinuityCameo : Rossum has a robot of Bat-Mite. And he is just as annoying as the actual character. Interestingly, Creator/PaulDini would later write a Bat-Mite based episode in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. In the background, you can also see robots of Streaky The Supercat, ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog and Mr Mxyzptlk with Silver Age designs.

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* ContinuityCameo : ContinuityCameo: Rossum has a robot of Bat-Mite. And he is just as annoying as the actual character. Interestingly, Creator/PaulDini would later write a Bat-Mite based episode in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. In the background, you can also see robots of Streaky The Supercat, ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog and Mr Mxyzptlk with Silver Age designs.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: "Deep Freeze" features Walt Disney's... eccentricities... taken to their fearful logical conclusions.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: "Deep Freeze" The episode features Walt Disney's... eccentricities... Creator/WaltDisney's...eccentricities...taken to their fearful logical conclusions.



* TakeThat: Possibly. The villain is obviously based off of Walt Disney, this show is made by Creator/WarnerBros who is one of Disney's biggest rivals.

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* TakeThat: Possibly. The villain is obviously based off of Walt Disney, Creator/WaltDisney, this show is made by Creator/WarnerBros who is one of Disney's biggest rivals.



* YoureInsane: Mr. Freeze has this response to Grant Walker's plan to become immortal like him by becoming AnIcePerson. When a [[EvenEvilHasStandards supervillain (an ice-obsessed villain, at that) is the one doubting your sanity, you know you have problems]].

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* YoureInsane: Mr. Freeze has this response to [[MrAltDisney Grant Walker's Walker's]] plan to become immortal like him by becoming AnIcePerson. freeze the entire world except for his own island. When a [[EvenEvilHasStandards supervillain (an ice-obsessed villain, at that) ''supervillain'' is the one doubting your sanity, you know you have problems]].
problems. Better yet, an ''ice-obsessed'' villain saying this about a plan to ''freeze the world''. (Of course, this has a great deal of FridgeBrilliance, pardon the pun. Freeze considers his condition a FateWorseThanDeath, but Walker actually ''wants'' it, causing Freeze to regard him as mad. As Freeze himself tells him:
-->'''Freeze:''' You want to be like ''this''? Trapped in a world you can see but never touch? Old and infirm as you are, I would trade a thousand of my frozen years for your worst day.


* CuteMachines: Karl Rossum has gone back to building toy robots to keep him company (albeit not as complex as HARDAC), one of which is a ShoutOut to Bat-Mite.

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* CuteMachines: Karl Rossum has gone back to building toy robots to keep him company (albeit not as complex as HARDAC), H.A.R.D.A.C.), one of which is a ShoutOut to Bat-Mite.



* MetaCasting: Creator/WilliamSanderson playing Karl Rossum, who had already become a near-{{Expy}} of [[Film/BladeRunner J.F. Sebastian]] in the HARDAC episodes.

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* MetaCasting: Creator/WilliamSanderson playing Karl Rossum, who had already become a near-{{Expy}} of [[Film/BladeRunner J.F. Sebastian]] in the HARDAC H.A.R.D.A.C. episodes.


* MetaCasting: Creator/WilliamSanderson playing Karl Rossum, who in this episode have become a near-{{Expy}} of [[Film/BladeRunner J.F. Sebastian]].

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* MetaCasting: Creator/WilliamSanderson playing Karl Rossum, who in this episode have had already become a near-{{Expy}} of [[Film/BladeRunner J.F. Sebastian]].Sebastian]] in the HARDAC episodes.


* CuteMachines: Karl Rossum builds cute toy robots to keep him company, one of which is a ShoutOut to Bat-Mite.

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* CuteMachines: Karl Rossum builds cute has gone back to building toy robots to keep him company, company (albeit not as complex as HARDAC), one of which is a ShoutOut to Bat-Mite.


* YoureInsane: Mr. Freeze has this response to Grant Walker's plan to become immortal like him by becoming AnIcePerson. When a supervillain (an ice-obsessed villain, at that) is the one doubting your sanity, you know you have problems.

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* YoureInsane: Mr. Freeze has this response to Grant Walker's plan to become immortal like him by becoming AnIcePerson. When a [[EvenEvilHasStandards supervillain (an ice-obsessed villain, at that) is the one doubting your sanity, you know you have problems.problems]].


* ContinuityCameo : Rossum has a robot of Bat-Mite. And he is just as annoying as the actual character. Interestingly PaulDini would later write a Bat-Mite based episode in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. In the background, you can also see robots of Streaky The Supercat, Krypto The Superdog and Mr Mxsptlk with Silver Age designs.

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* ContinuityCameo : Rossum has a robot of Bat-Mite. And he is just as annoying as the actual character. Interestingly PaulDini Interestingly, Creator/PaulDini would later write a Bat-Mite based episode in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. In the background, you can also see robots of Streaky The Supercat, Krypto The Superdog ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog and Mr Mxsptlk Mxyzptlk with Silver Age designs.


* ContinuityCameo : Rossum has a robot of Bat-Mite. And he is just as annoying as the actual character. Interestingly PaulDini would later write an entire Bat-Mite based episode in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. In the background, you can also see robots of Streaky The Supercat, Krypto The Superdog and Mr Mxsptlk with Silver Age designs.

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* ContinuityCameo : Rossum has a robot of Bat-Mite. And he is just as annoying as the actual character. Interestingly PaulDini would later write an entire a Bat-Mite based episode in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. In the background, you can also see robots of Streaky The Supercat, Krypto The Superdog and Mr Mxsptlk with Silver Age designs.


** Fans today like to compare the setting of the plot to that of [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}''. A rich, ambitious, [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] magnate creates an Art Deco Underwater City for him and those he invites to escape the corrupt surface world. There, he and his fellow members create a plethora of advanced robotics and genetic engineering that inevitably results in the end of the city and its founder.]]


* TakeThat: Possibly. The villain is obviously based off of Walt Disney, this show is made by WarnerBros who is one of Disney's biggest rivals.

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* TakeThat: Possibly. The villain is obviously based off of Walt Disney, this show is made by WarnerBros Creator/WarnerBros who is one of Disney's biggest rivals.


** Fans today like to compare the setting of the plot to that of [[''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}''. A rich, ambitious, [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] magnate creates an Art Deco Underwater City for him and those he invites to escape the corrupt surface world. There, he and his fellow members create a plethora of advanced robotics and genetic engineering that inevitably results in the end of the city and its founder.]]

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** Fans today like to compare the setting of the plot to that of [[''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}''.[[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}''. A rich, ambitious, [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] magnate creates an Art Deco Underwater City for him and those he invites to escape the corrupt surface world. There, he and his fellow members create a plethora of advanced robotics and genetic engineering that inevitably results in the end of the city and its founder.]]

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** Fans today like to compare the setting of the plot to that of [[''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}''. A rich, ambitious, [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] magnate creates an Art Deco Underwater City for him and those he invites to escape the corrupt surface world. There, he and his fellow members create a plethora of advanced robotics and genetic engineering that inevitably results in the end of the city and its founder.]]

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