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  • Hungry Shark Evolution: The Ice Shark, which exhales frost that can freeze almost anything solid.
  • Maplestory:
  • Gift has the Blue Crystal power which makes the titular character's Magic Staff glowing blue and gives him ability to freeze water, lava or some heated objects.
  • Ōkami's last brush technique, Blizzard, is received from Itegami in Kamui.
  • Since Onmyōji is all about Japanese mythology, it has Yuki-onna, who is also an Emotionless Girl to boot.
    • Equipping any shikigami with four Setsuyūkon (Ice Phantom) mitama turns them into an Ice Person.
  • Lots of Robot Masters in Mega Man (Classic): Ice Man, Blizzard Man, Cold Man, Freeze Man, Frost Man, Chill Man, Tundra Man... let's not even get into the Reploids of Zero or ZX...
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    • ROM Hack Rockman No Constancy turns Wood Man into this.
    • X series: Chill Penguin from X1, Blizzard Buffalo from X3, Frost Walrus from X4, Tidal Makkoeen/Duff McWhalen from X5, Blizzard Wolfang from X6, and Avalanche Yeti from X8.
  • Pokémon:
    • The Ice-type is one of the best offensive types in the game, super-effective against Grass, Ground, Flying, and most importantly Dragon. Moreover, Ice-type moves (especially Ice Beam and Blizzard) can be learned by nearly all Water-type Pokemon and a large number of other Pokemon. Nearly all Ice attacks have a chance of freezing the opponent solid, completely immobilizing it (and in Gen 1 they couldn't defrost without an item, a trip to the Pokemon Center, or being hit with a Fire-based attack), and some lower the opponent's speed. Defensively, however, Ice is one of the worst types, resisting only itself and being weak to Fire, Rock, Fighting, and Steel. Ice-type Pokemon themselves tend to have either high attack or special attack and mediocre to good speed, but low defenses and HP. The only Ice-type Pokemon in the two highest tiers of the metagame is Kyurem and its Formes.
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    • Ice type Pokémon trainers Pryce, Glacia, Candice, Lorelei, Brycen, and Wulfric. Notice a trend?
  • Python from Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is a particularly inexplicable example. His powers come from the mastery of liquid nitrogen.
  • The Golem Lolithia in the Wild ARMs series, also known as the Ice Queen.
  • The Mad Scientist Vexen of Kingdom Hearts.
  • Level Grinding Celes in Final Fantasy VI will make her learn all three levels of Ice/Blizzard magic without the aid of Magicite (she's one of two characters who can learn magic by level grinding; the other is Terra who learns Fire spells).
  • Sub-Zero of Mortal Kombat is probably the most known example in video games, with his signature move freezing his opponent solid for a free hit, or his tons and tons of fatalities including freezing the opponent and wrecking them in many ways to death. And his pupil, Frost, for that matter.
    • There were actually two Sub-Zeros. The first one, Bi-Han, was neutral/bordering on evil and was killed by Scorpion (and then switches over into using darkness when he becomes Noob Saibot). The second, Kuai-Liang, was his younger brother, who started off attempting to complete his brother's hit, but ended up becoming a genuinely heroic figure, thanks in large part to Shao Kahn temporarily taking over Earth and his ninja clan's insane plan to turn all of its members, including his friend Smoke, into soulless cyborgs.
  • The King of Fighters' Kula Diamond.
  • Tales Series:
    • Rutee Katrea from Tales of Destiny.
    • Celsius, the Summon Spirit of Ice introduced in Tales of Eternia. For that matter, Celsius and her costume in Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 and Tales of Eternia's Keele, who apparently was assigned both Celsius and Undine for that game.
    • Veigue Lungberg, the main protagonist of Tales of Rebirth.
    • Alice from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. Witness her Limit Break in action here.
    • Alice doesn't use just any ice attack, she uses fimbulvetr/winter which is the winter that precedes the the end of the world, so she is pretty much using the strongest ice attack in mythology.
  • Glacies from Super Robot Wars Destiny pilos the Ruina mecha Fabularis, which controls ice.
    • Also, in the Masou Kishin portion, the Water Herald Tytti Noorbuck (piloting Gaddeath) can use an ice area attack called Kelvin Blizzard. And in the Updated Re-release of Lord of the Elemental, the Hydro Pressure become Jotunheim, where she creat gigantic glacies to finish enemies. The rest of her attacks are water-based though. When she gets into the roster of 2nd Super Robot Wars Original Generation, Hydro Pressure also gains ice attributes.
    • There's also the Shura General Maysis Mark, who uses Peirines, the Shura God that uses ice.
  • In Arcana Heart 2, newcomer Zenia Valov's default Arcana lets her control ice. (It also takes the form of a penguin.)
  • The Ice Climbers gain this status in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Ana in MOTHER, Paula and Poo in EarthBound, and Kumatora in MOTHER 3 can use PK Freeze and its variations.
  • Liches in Warcraft and World of Warcraft will usually specialize in ice magic. Just look at Kel'Thuzad.
    • Frost magi (a common talent specialization for mages at lower levels who want to survive that first hit in PvP).
    • Frost Wyrms and the new Death Knight class (which, like mages, can specialize in frost effects).
    • Racial conflict => external enemy required => a threat to all life => "too hot" (demons) and "too cold" (undead); logic at work, simple and elegant world design.
    • In terms of who's the frostiest class? In terms of raw number of (and amount of damage revolving around) frost spells, it is 1: frost mage 2: frost death knight 3: shaman 4: priest is getting a shadowfrost spell, so that's a half a spell for them.
    • The Lich King Arthas also has a number of ice-based techniques in his arsenal, thanks both to his being a lich and his wielding of the evil ice-blade known as Frostmourne.
    • Hodir, one of the guardians in Ulduar.
    • Jaina Proudmoore is often associated with ice magic in spite being known as an universal archmage. When she is included in Heroes of the Storm, all of her skills are ice-related, excepting one possible ultimate that summons a Water Elemental. In spite of her more icy theme in the game, she's actually a warm-hearted Nice Girl in the incarnation, in the more modern World of Warcraft timeline, she's decidedly much colder and angrier in personality due to trauma.
  • Anri from Shining Force specializes in ice magic.
  • City of Heroes has several ice/cold powersets.
  • Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara has lots of ice-based moves, and it's his element as well. And if your name is 'Kasuga', he's VERY NICE. Other ice users here include Itsuki and Hojo Ujimasa.
    • To drive the point home, his name was woolseyed in the first game to "Frost".
      • The third game adds Tsuruhime and Yoshiaki Mogami. The former an energetic young girl whose skill with the bow allows her to shoot ice arrows at her enemies and the latter can create ice sculptures as well as use feints and counterattacks.
  • The Purple Moon in Skies of Arcadia produces the ice element, and the continent under the Purple Moon's orbit is akin to the north and south poles. Gilder can learn the ice spells faster than the other party members, and Ramirez has several Super Moves with an ice theme as well.
  • Blizzard, the benevolent gorilla god of Primal Rage, breathes freezing air and summons ice pillars from the ground. His coloration is also ice-like, with pure white fur over blue skin.
  • Marle from Chrono Trigger. She's still listed as a 'Water'-type, though. And together with Frog (who uses liquid water), they have a double tech 'Ice Water'.
    • Ice and water are combined as 'Blue' elements in the sequel, Chrono Cross. It opposes Red (fire/lava), and both tend to be vulnerable to each other.
  • Samus from Metroid has the Ice Beam, which is the weakness of the Metroids. In Metroid Fusion, she also gains Diffusion Ice missiles.
    • Noxus from Metroid Prime Hunters and Rundas from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
  • Mario using the Ice Flower in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy. Mario becomes made of ice in Galaxy but turns into a form that can shoot ice balls in NSMBW.
  • Shiori Misaka, from Eternal Fighter Zero, who creates various temporary weapons out of ice, in addition to the usual ice beams and icicle attacks. Her ice powers are a reference to her love for snow and iced things in the visual novel.
  • Cirno and Letty Whiterock from the Touhou series.
    • And Mai, from the PC-98 games. (Ironically, her friend Yuki is the one who Plays With Fire.)
    • And while she's not normally this, in Hidden Star in Four Seasons, Marisa counts due to winter's influence (Ironically, Cirno is the one associated with Summer there).
  • Yuki in The Last Blade
  • Rimururu from Samurai Shodown. Sourced from a Nature Spirit.
  • Mercury Adepts in the Golden Sun series specialize their Psynergy in Water, but also Ice spells, such Mia and Piers, of the first game and Golden Sun: The Lost Age respectively.
    • Alex!
    • Actually, anyone, if they equip the right Djinn (or items for Frost in the first game).
    • Rief and Amiti in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.
  • Subverted in Fire Emblem. The Fimbulvetr and Blizzard spells have names and visual effects usually associated with ice magic...however, they're actually listed as wind tomes, since FE's anima magic doesn't include ice (only Wind, Fire and Thunder)
    • Fire Emblem Fates zigzags the trope with the Ice Tribe. They live in a cold territory, and some of them (primarily Felicia and Flora) have some ice-based powers... however, the ice powers are mostly cosmetic with little effect in battle, barring one cutscene in an early Revelation chapter.
  • Shin Megami Tensei
    • In general, the Bufu line of skills, which is a common element in the series alongside Agi and Zio spells. The most powerful skill of this element depends on the game and can be Niflheim, Cold World, or special skills exclusive to one game.
    • Notably, this is the element of Jack Frost, mascot of the franchise and Atlus as a whole. Most of his relatives and derivatives also focus on ice and maybe one or two other elements.
    • In Shin Megami Tensei I, ice was the only element none of your human party members have access to. In Shin Megami Tensei IV, to make up for it, Jonathan uses it along with Zan.
    • Maki Sonomura - and to a lesser extend, Eriko Kirishima - from Persona 1.
    • Maya Amano in Persona 2. Even her non ice attack Crescent Mirror can freeze.
    • Mitsuru Kirijo in Persona 3 has an array of ice spells in her disposal, thanks to her persona.
    • In Persona 4 there are two ice users: Chie Satonaka and Teddie. Chie only barely counts, though. She stops learning ice spells around the time Teddie joins and ends up a beastial Kick Chick by the endgame. Averted by Yukiko. She actually uses fire skills.
    • The resident ice user in Persona 5 is Yusuke Kitagawa, though he also balances out with physical spells.
  • Borya the magician from Dragon Quest IV.
    • The Daughter from Dragon Quest V has a main development on ice-based magic.
    • The recurring monster Blizzardy, naturally.
    • By default, any monster with an ice skill set from Dragon Quest Monsters.
  • Yukimaru and Fubuki from Disgaea 2 come from a clan of ninjas from a hidden snow village, so all of their character-specific special techniques involve snow and ice.
    • Pram from Makai Kingdom and Mao and Rozalin in Disgaea 3 have ice as their primary element.
    • The Holy Dragons in both of the aforementioned Disgaea titles have an affinity for ice, and combine it with light in their special attacks .
  • Keith Evans from Psychic Force.
  • BlazBlue
    • Jin Kisaragi with Yukianesa, a literal Cool Sword. To call him nice, however, would be highly inaccurate.
    • Later, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle added Weiss Schnee from RWBY, a graceful and elegant Woman in White who can also control ice. This has earned her the nickname of the "Ice Queen", something she dislikes.
  • Suikoden Tierkreis' Sphiel, a literal snow fairy.
    • Although the True Water Rune can be held by any of the three main characters, Chris Lightfellow has the best affinity for it.
  • Freezing is a powerup in Backyard Baseball and other Backyard Sports games.
  • Elena in Visions & Voices is the only playable character that can use Cold spells.
  • The Queen of Ice, the Big Bad of Enchanted Arms. Appearance and personality-wise, she appears to be an Expy of Edea and Ultimecia, although, instead of throwing ice or summoning a familiar that can, she's made out of ice and is the familiar.
  • Rosenkreuzstilette: Freudia Neuwahl, although she also has a laser. She expands on this in her own installment, Freudenstachel, where she modifies her ice powers to match her friends' weapons.
  • Glacius from Killer Instinct is made of ice, he is also an alien, the inverse of Cinder, who is made of fire.
  • Sasquatch from Darkstalkers. Other characters, like Donovan Baine and Huitzil, also have some ice-based attacks.
  • Mass Effect:
    • Not elemental per say, but in the second and third games Commander Shepard is the only squad member with access to the Cryo Ammo power that allows their guns to freeze enemies solid and shatter them. Truthfully, only one out of the six classes Shepard can be lacks a freeze power (Soldiers, Vanguards and Infiltrators get Cryo Ammo, Sentinels and Engineers get Cryo Blast).
    • The second game also has the M-622 Avalanche heavy weapon.
  • Both Ice and Freeze Kirby from the Kirby series can freeze enemies into ice blocks.
  • BioShock has Martin Finnegan, an apprentice of Sander Cohen who turned himself into an 'iceman' to survive, and Jack, who can use the Winter Blast plasmid to freeze enemies in place and potentially shatter them, although that's detrimental since the corpses can't be looted for stuff.
    • BioShock 2: Subject Delta can also use the Winter Blast plasmid much like Jack, with the same drawback of losing out on loot. Upgraded versions can encase a Splicer in a block of ice that, when shattered, sprays shards that freeze enemies they touch, or have Delta spray out a shower of freezing and damaging icicles. Frozen enemies are immune to headshots and the Spear Gun.
    • In BioShock Infinite, Booker and Elizabeth can use Old Man Winter in their respective halves of the Burial At Sea DLC.
  • The Silver Age-styled video game Freedom Force has the former Soviet spy turned supervillain Nuclear Winter and his minions.
  • Inazuma Eleven sports two teams associated with ice: the first is Hakuren, a team of Hokkaido children, whose captain is Shiro Fubuki, who is able to perform both the effective Ice Ground (a ball-stealing technique that freezes the enemy while Fubuki skates through an ice field) and the outstandingly powerful Eternal Blizzard (a powerful shot that is performed by making the ball spin in midair, absorbing cold air, then striking it with all one's might). The second one is Diamond Dust, led by Gazelle and his mighty kick, Northern Impact (he disappears and then shoots the ball from an ice field).
  • Frostbite from Ghouls vs. Humans. He is an ice elemental born from the "doomed souls in the Arctic", who avenges the deaths of those who are murdered or betrayed in the icy desert. He looks like a giant, floating skull made of ice and has the power of an icy breath, as well as powerful icy armor.
  • Advance Wars, Black Hole Rising, and Dual Strike have Olaf, whose army is immune to the effects of snow on the battlefield and whose (Super) CO Power makes it snow for two days.
  • Vanguard Bandits allows any character who equips a Water Stone for their ATAC to use ice attacks. But in particular, there is Lord Alden the Ice Wolf.
  • Serph and later Sera, in Digital Devil Saga.
  • Kisala in Rogue Galaxy.
  • Ice is a common weapon attribute in the Warriors franchise from Koei Tecmo. Depending on the game, it may or may not be intrinsic. Some of them seem to be more natural in creating ice out of nowhere without any assistance of weapons, such as Cao Pi, Takatora Todo and Lady Hayakawa.
  • Meru from The Legend of Dragoon.
  • inFAMOUS 2 has Lucy Kuo and the Vermark 88 men who Cole releases when saving Lucy. If you go for the good side of the Karma Meter, Cole can become one of these as well.
  • The Cryo Legionnaire from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 can not only freeze whole groups of ground units for capture (or for shatter), but they can walk on (solid) water by flash-freezing the water beneath them, and create ice aircrafts from inside a turret. Being Red Alert, this is combined with a repertoire of hammy, cryohydrous-related dialogue.
  • Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere is capable of using Ice Skills in the remake. Cyclone bottles and Whirlwind potions, which are used by all members of the cast, also contain ice properties.
  • White Len from Melty Blood.
  • Cyril, an elderly dragon who is the Ice Guardian in The Legend of Spyro.
  • From RuneScape: To'Kash the Bloodchiller and Astea Frostweb (also a spider summoner) on the frozen set of Dungeoneering floors, both of whom can freeze the player in a block of ice; Icy Bones, who surrounds the players with ice spikes and freezes those who aren't next to him; Kamil, the boss guarding the ice diamond in Desert Treasure and its dessert-based expy/homage Karamel from the last part of Recipe for Disaster; and Lucien's ice titans, which can freeze the player in ice blocks, and ice demons, which create ice spikes around the player, trapping them in one place if they don't move.
  • In Kickle Cubicle, Kickle has the power to freeze enemies in ice blocks by breathing on them.
  • In the Metroid Blast attraction of Nintendo Land, there are some space pirates that shoot ice as opposed to actual damaging shots, and fire three times as many shots to make up for it.
    • Also, Ice Ridley, a Palette Swap of Ridley. Although that's less an ice person than an ice alien... dragon... thing.
  • Wizard101 has the Thaumaturges, students of the Ice School. They have the best resistance to all spells but have the weakest attacks. They also have a nasty habit of being able to steal defensive wards and healing auras from enemies.
  • In Dubloon, Russel, Captain FC and Admiral Steel all specialize in ice magic.
  • In Solomon's Key 2, the blocks that Dana creates become ice blocks suseful for putting out fires.
  • In Skweek, Skweek's shots freeze enemies upon obtaining a powerup. Frozen enemies eventually break loose, but all the enemies can be frozen at once to instantly complete a stage.
  • The Soul Magic skill tree in Avencast: Rise of the Mage leans on this trope for spells with movement-affecting abilities.
  • Wario Land:
    • Wario Land II has the Yukimaru enemies, snowmen which shoots snowflakes that can freeze Wario and send him sliding away until he crashes into something.
    • Wario Land 3 has the Brr Bear enemies, which are Expies of Yukimaru with the same abilities.
  • In A Witch's Tale, Hansel's doll ability is to cast a powerful Frei spell.
  • League of Legends has several characters that use ice in some way, Anivia, Lissandra and Nunu use ice magic while Ashe, Braum, Sejauni and Trundle wield magical artifacts. Coincidentally all of them have the ability to slow opponents.
  • Selan in Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals specializes in ice magic.
  • In Dark Cloud the third dungeons' boss is called "Ice Queen, La Saia".
  • Ace, the axe-wielding Pride of Tempra, from Strife.
  • Dota 2 has no less than five ice users, in both magical and physical. They include Crystal Maiden, Lich, Ancient Apparition, Tusk and Winter Wyvern. Also, on leveling his ultimate to maximum, Dragon Knight's dragon form breathes ice and slowing the enemy.
  • Sayuki and Koyuki, the main characters in Heavenly Guardian. Makes sense, considering both are Snow Goddesses.
  • In Angry Birds 2, the Blizzard spell will change all the towers' materials to ice in the stage where it's used.
  • The cryokineticist class in Telepath Tactics. The single-player campaign has Phoebe and Pathos, the latter of whom justifies it in her Pre-Asskicking One-Liner:
    "I find it's best to bring down the subject's core body temperature before making any incisions. Let's make you fit for study."
  • The Sorceress of Dragon's Crown seems to have ice as her primary element. Not only does she have Ice Prison as her most versatile spell and Blizzard as her most powerful spell, but she also uses an ice staff as her starting weapon.
  • Ymir, the Father of Frost Giants, as depicted in Smite, is basically a giant golem made of ice that breathes ice to freeze enemies, summons ice spikes or ice walls, and make a big explosion out of the ice shards on his body. He's kinda 'nice' too, in a way of being a Dumb Muscle. Just let him say "Hi!".
    • Skadi the Goddess of Winter also uses ice, enchanted in her javelin or the ability to create slippery grounds or generating snowstorm around her and her wolf Kaldr. Her ice stings harder than Ymir's, being a Hunter/ADC, but she can break easier if concentrated on.
  • In Gems of War, the Ice Witch unit is pretty much as advertised. She's covered with icicles and has a special ability called Aura of Ice.
  • In Stella Glow, the Water Witch Lisette learns the Ice Coffin spell as she gets stronger, which sends a barrage of icicles at her targets and can freeze them and water.
  • Mei-Ling Zhou from Overwatch has her entire ability set centered on ice and cold. Her primary weapon fires a short-range stream of supercooled vapor that damages and slows enemies, while the alternate fire shoots icicles at medium range. She can create ice walls to block movement and line of fire, seal herself in an iceblock to heal and become temporarily invulnerable, and her ultimate ability creates a localized blizzard that slows and freezes all enemies in the area.
  • There are a few characters who used ice-based magic in Castle Crashers, but the most prominent is the starting Blue Knight, who uses icicles from the sky, tosses ice shards and propels himself with a fist made out of ice to freeze and deal damage to enemies.
  • Lady Aurelia Hammerlock from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! specializes in Cryo damage, both from her Action Skill and abilities learned in her Cold Money skill tree.
  • Wintry of Heroes Rise has ice Powers that enable her to project icy blasts, create winter storms on command, and flash-freeze just about anything, including fire. She's also got mild Power Incontinence- the temperature around her is constantly a few dozen degrees lower than normal, and just touching her, as the player finds out, is enough to instantly turn one's body numb.
  • In Brigandine, ice magic is the main magic of choice by female spellcasters like Enchantresses, Sorceresses, Witches, though the male Sorcerer and Wizard class can access such magic too. However, the ruler of Norgard, Vaynard, is not only a physical fighter, he's also capable of casting ice magic, and being a Genius Bruiser, both his attacks and ice magic hurt a lot.
  • Evie, the Winter Witch from Paladins is a Flank champion that specializes in ice for most of her abilities. Her main weapon is an ice staff that fires slow, but powerful blasts of ice. She can encase herself in a block of ice to shield from damage and her ultimate conjures a blizzard that damages, slows, and cripples enemies. Her only abilities that don't involve ice are her Blink ability and her Soar ability.
  • Pakko from Gigantic is a frost titan and possesses a natural ability to control ice. Since he is still a child, he uses his powers in playful ways, like throwing snowballs or turning his enemies into snowmen.
  • The Primal faction in Eternal Card Game has many cards that freeze enemy units. Rimescale Draconis is a dragon that permanently freezes any exhausted units the enemy has.
  • Twins Marcus and Mara in Witches' Legacy 8: Dark Days to Come make a habit of turning innocent people into ice statues.
  • The Elder Scrolls
    • Frost-based spells are available throughout the series as part of the Destruction school of magic, which includes the entire Fire, Ice, Lightning trio. While its exact effects vary depending on the game, Frost spells tend to do the least direct damage, but typically have secondary effects of slowing the movement speed of targets after they've been hit as well as draining the target's Stamina. This makes Frost spells especially effective against enemy melee combatants, with the exception of the Frost-resistant Nords.
    • Frost Atronachs are a type of unaligned lesser Daedra who are essentially the Elemental Embodiment of Frost. They appear throughout the series, typically being immune to Frost damage while dishing out powerful Frost spells of their own.
    • While Ogres are normally a type of Dumb Muscle Giant Mook, Wrothgar Ogres are known to be capable spellcasters with a preference for Frost-based magic.
    • In the series' backstory, the Snow Prince was a Falmer (Snow Elf) One-Man Army who very nearly turned the tide of the war against the Nords, who were attempting to drive the Falmer to extinction. The Snow Prince was a master of ice magic to the point that he was described as being "surrounded by snow and ice" as he cut a bloody swath through the Nords.
  • Body Blows: Warra, the king of a land on a side of a Tidally Locked Planet which is in an eternal tundra, has cryokinetic abilities which manifest in part as a Breath Weapon and also in the form of a suit of ice and snow.
  • For a lot of time, Fate/stay night and its spin-offs didn't quite bother with elements, but eventually in Fate/Grand Order, they introduced the Caster Servant Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov who somehow had the power to control ice thanks to being the Grand Duchess of Russia which is constantly snowing. She also has a shadowy assistant called Viy (yes, that Viy) to either assist her in ice magic or do its own destructive acts.
  • In Street Fighter V, Gill's secretary Kolin fights using ice powers given to her by Gill. Her V-Trigger I puts the opponent into a frosty state where their stun gauge does not go down for a period of time, and if the opponent is stunned, they're completely frozen instead.

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