Troper321 on Aug 8th 2018 at 11:38:48 PM
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Troper321 on Aug 15th 2018 at 12:34:09 PM
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Although men are stereotyped as aggressive, messy, and unemotional, they are also classified as being open, often expressing themselves freely. However, with the Frost Man, the shoe is on the other foot.
He expresses his feelings and emotions, however, if crossed he can be as cold as ice. A Frost Man has to be more than unpleasant to other characters, lack empathy, or lack emotions altogether. He has to show: his emotional coldness is not a facade, that it's a prime part of his personality, that he's genuinely cold and icy but still able to express his emotions, and is capable of turning cold (at least once) to show that he can discard his emotional side as a reminder that he can be expressive, but still can be cold hearted.
Often times, if not always, the Frost Man may be someone who suffered painful experiences such as: cruel parenting, being outcasted or bullied, or other harmful outside factors. He usually learned to repress these feelings and build a wall of ice internally, expressed either when triggered or through his emotions heavily. Mostly as a way to show that he is able to experience his emotions while at the same time being depicted as not so warm.
A character who simply shows anger or rage does not make them a Frost Man.
Compare with Real Men Hate Affection, Men Are Tough, Men Don't Cry, and Sugar-and-Ice Personality.
Not to be confused with a robot from Mega Man 8.
- In the beginning of Naruto, Sasuke is able to express his emotions clearly such as arrogance, sadness, and especially anger. However, Sasuke also manages to show that despite being able to express his emotions he's able to switch to being cold and relentless, such as glaring hardly at Naruto for him to fight him. Or when Naruto told him how far the village went to save Sasuke, who coldly replies "well wasn't that nice of them?".
- Fenris from Dragon Age is known for being angry, hostile, but also loving if the player decides to pursue a relationship with him. However, he also shows to be a cold person especially as his icy moments include killing his captors protegee and his captor, Denarius, while at the end saying "were done here" while walking away coldly.
- Where in Batman, Batman is simply The Stoic, Bruce Wayne has shown to be an individual who is able to express his emotions. Often suave, composed, and sometimes cocky, Bruce Wayne is your stereotypical rich boy, however due to having a cold personality he is able to revert to ice cold ways. In Arkhamverse in Batman Arkham City, Bruce Wayne shows a cold moment when Penguin attempted to assault him in prison. Leading him to ruthlessly beating both him and his goons.
- Robin from Teen Titans is known to be a serious character altogether while experiencing open emotions such as joy, obsession, and even romance. However he is known to revert back to the coldness within him. Such as when Archenemy Slade says that he could be Robin's father only for Robin to answer back coldly, "I already have a father." Or when in Tokyo, when in an intimate moment with Starfire, Robin harshly tells her that instead of being more than a hero "a hero is all that I am".
- Stewie Griffin from Family Guy in the beginning was a very serious character who focused on world domination and killing his mother. However, he expresses emotions of being delighted, angry, and even understanding. Despite this, he is able to return to being cold which is most commonly seen when he beats Brian up over money owed to him.
- Cartman from South Park is known for being harsh and cold while also being able to laugh, cry, and get angry. However, Cartman manages to show a cold moment in which he killed a teenagers parents, grinded them into chili, and had the boy eat it. In addition to having his favorite band see him cry, which all summed up to the teen crying. Causing Cartman to coldly mock him while licking the teen's tears and describing them as "yummy".
- Randy Orton from WWE is known to be a cold character but also experiences emotions such as pride, anger, and often arrogance. However, he has shown to bring down his true coldness by beating Triple H in a match, knocking his wife out, and kissing her in front of a beaten Triple H while coldly smirking at him afterwards.
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