- Comic Book Death:
- He's killed during Brightest Day by Black Lantern Firestorm.
- According to the start of the New 52 run, he's dead before the story begins, but soon it turns out he's not entirely dead, and he's back in the living soon after.
- Cool Old Guy: Commonly depicted as a benevolent mentor to his partners/fellow host bodies.
- Married to the Job: It got so bad that his wife divorced him.
- Non-Action Guy: He's a scientist and is never the host body for Firestorm.
- Retcon: Doomsday Clock claims he was actually a government plant all along, becoming Firestorm included.
- Alliterative Name: Ronald Roy Raymond.
- An Arm and a Leg: During The Fury of Firestorm, he loses an arm at one point. He eventually manages to get it back.
- Comic Book Death: Stabbed through the chest during Identity Crisis, which kills him. He gets revived at the end of Blackest Night.
- Dumb Jock: A high school American Football player who is not very bright.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: In Doomsday Clock, thanks to a mix of Ronnie's powers apparently going off and turning an entire crowd of people to glass, anti-metahuman suspicion, and Ronnie's behaviour whenever caught on camera making him come across as a raving lunatic.
- Lovable Jock: Despite his Dumb Jock status above, his heart is in the right place.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Commonly depicted as such.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Jason, after his resurrection, and in The Fury of Firestorm. The former because Jason unfairly blames Ronnie for what the Black Lantern Firestorm did to Gehenna. In the later, it's just because, and they do eventually manage to get over it... mostly.
- Two First Names: His last name could easily pass as his second given name.
- Academic Athlete: Depending on the Writer, he's also a varsity player in addition to a scholar.
- Affirmative Action Legacy: He is Ronnie's African-American successor.
- And I Must Scream: Black Lantern Firestorm forces Jason to merge with him, using his intelligent to attack his friends and allies, while Jason can do little more than scream.
- Badass Bookworm: A scholar and a varsity player, Depending on the Writer.
- Black and Nerdy: He's a brilliant scholar.
- Legacy Character: To Ronnie. According to Infinite Crisis, had the original Crisis never occurred, Jason would've come from the universe of nothing but Legacy Characters.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Her death's something out of a horror movie - turned into salt while screaming to Jason that she loves him, then her heart's punched out.
- Dying to Be Replaced: Dies horrifically just so Ronnie can take her place in the Firestorm team-up.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her hairstyle.
- Only One Name: She doesn't have a last name, although she was referred to as "Ms. Hewitt".
- Stuffed in the Fridge: In Blackest Night, she's killed so Jason can angst and have a reason not to work with Ronnie.
- Teleportation: She can teleport to certain distances.
- Ascended Extra: He plays an unexpectedly large role in Doomsday Clock, the crossover event story with the Watchmen universe.
- Captain Patriotic: He is fiercely loyal to Mother Russia, bordering on My Country, Right or Wrong.
- Cool Uncle: His niece Serafina Arkadina/Firebird is also a member of Russia's hero team the People's Heroes.
- Transatlantic Equivalent: In-Universe, he is Firestorm's rather more unhinged Russian counterpart. He became part of the Firestorm Matrix after accidentally fusing with Jason Rusch.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His Fury of Firestorm incarnation is determined to prevent wild Firestorms going rogue and causing devastation, and he's prepared to do anything for that.
- Alliterative Name: Black Bison.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Can bring to life any inanimate object through magic. These can range from toys to even the Statue of Liberty.
- Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Dresses in a stereotypical native American outfit and wields a coup stick and a tribal shield as weapons.
- Color Animal Codename: The Black Bison.
- Grand Theft Me: John Ravenhair was possessed by the soul of his great-grandfather, forcing him to become Black Bison.
- Weather Manipulation: Black Bison's Coup-Stick can control the weather; allowing him the ability to command storms to ride in his wake.
Originally an independent sentient Black Lantern version of Firestorm, following The New 52 reboot, Deathstorm was a member of the Earth-3 Crime Syndicate who invaded Earth during Trinity War & Forever Evil.
- Hired Gun: He was hired by Tokamak to fight Firestorm.
- Death of Personality: Realizing that he could no longer continue to exist as he was, he chose to remove his physical form, transforming into a free-floating cloud of pollen. Goldenrod's dispersed molecules blew away into the night wind.
- Killed Off for Real: His human personality died at the end of his only appearance and has never been brought back.
- Plant Person: Was turned into a humanoid plant after being exposed to some experimental drugs.
- Heinous Hyena: A dangerous humanoid hyena (even if they don't look like one).
- Our Werebeasts Are Different: A were-hyena that looks more like a werewolf.
- Anti-Villain: She isn't really evil, just completely wild and unpredictable. Although she will assault the cops or heroes for no apparent reason, she is likely to attack the common criminals just as well, since she actively hates them. And when Firestorm gets afflicted with her curse, she is willing to help him find a cure.
- Artistic License Biology: She is supposed to be a humanoid hyena hybrid, but bears no similarities to actual hyena, looking more like a standard werewolf, albeit with penchant to laugh all the time. Oddly enough, her very first appearance was slightly closer to the source material.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Her initial incarnation used to dish these out to Firestorm like candy. During their first fight, he was unable to land a single hit on her, while Hyena was beating him up without much effort. He only managed to save his neck by bringing down an electric pylon (behind her back) onto her.
- Demoted to Extra: Started out as one of the most prominent and dangerous Firestorm's enemies, but got pushed to the background and nearly forgotten rather quickly, having only few very short cameos here and there. Eventually, she was killed (rather unceremoniously) by Deadshot during one such cameo.
- Enemy Mine: Strikes an alliance with Firestorm when he and Summer's lover Jivan Shi are infected with Hyena's curse. She even saves the former one's life when he is about to be killed by the latter.
- Lightning Bruiser: The main reason why she usually wins one-on-one fights against Firestorm (or at least she used to) is her speed. She easily dodges his ranged attacks and he is no match for her in close combat (when he tried to fire his energy beam point-blank at her, she just grabbed him by the wrist and yanked his arm, redirecting the beam elsewhere). Apart from that, Hyena is also quite durable (bringing down an electric pylon onto her mentioned above only served to temporarily knock her out) and according to Firestorm himself, she has a "wallop like a wrecking ball".
- Our Monsters Are Different: Everything about her screams werewolf, except for the fact that she is a hyena.
- Tragic Villain: She has no control over her transformation, and the whole reason she got stuck with her curse in the first place was because she tried to help a wounded warrior, and had shown zero signs of corruption prior to that event.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The curse of the werehyena causes anyone suffering it to gradually go insane. It is theorised that the madness suffered by the werehyenas is one's bestial side taking over, coupled with an exaggeration of negative emotions.
- C-List Fodder: He is one of the many villains that was killed off in Salvation Run.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The curse of the werehyena causes anyone suffering it to gradually go insane. It is theorized that the madness suffered by the werehyenas is one's bestial side taking over, coupled with an exaggeration of negative emotions.
Killer Frost is a legacy super-villain name with ice powers. The name was originally used by Crystal Frost, a Hudson University student who angrily hated men. Her successor was Louise Lincoln, a friend who took up the mantle after her death. After the New 52 relaunch, Caitlin Snow was introduced as the first to take the name in the new timeline. A scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs, she was transformed during an attempt to save herself from H.I.V.E. agents.
Tropes Common to all Killer Frosts
- Aborted Arc: The Fury of Firestorm begins with a Zithertech agent called Doctor Loren Fortier, who's caught in the blast of Ronnie and Jason first becoming Firestorm, and is shown to start freezing everything around her while turning blue. Then the writers change (several times) and Fortier is forgotten. Dan Jurgens's run introduces Caitlin Snow as Killer Frost instead.
- Breakout Villain: Killer Frost has proven popular enough with fans and writers that she has been used in Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as several video games and animated movies. The kicker? She appeared in most of these WITHOUT Firestorm. The only adaptations she appeared in that also included Firestorm were The Brave and the Bold, Justice League Action, and The Flash (2014).
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: Her first incarnation was a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds, but the second one was completely Axe-Crazy.
- Fire/Ice Duo: She and Firestorm serve as the Trope Codifier.
- The first Killer Frost became one of Firestorm's first foes, wanting revenge on the world and especially against Firestorm, eventually becoming his Arch-Enemy. Even though there's two Firestorms out there (Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch) and three-four different incarnations of Killer Frost, the Arch-Enemy relationship between the various incarnations of their characters has always been present.
- A strange version of this happens on Crisis on Infinite Earths, where Killer Frost suffers a temporary amnesia and helps the heroes commanded by the Monitor and even falls in love with Firestorm (to his surprise AND dislike).
- An Ice Person: All versions of Killer Frost have the ability to absorb heat from external sources and transmute it into waves of cold. Using these powers, they can create an ice-sheen across her entire body that grants her increased durability, cause intense blizzards that can instantly freeze the target and generate objects composed completely of ice, such as projectiles in the form of ice shards and defensive walls or shields. She can also instantly freeze animate matter through physical contact, and is unable to touch a normal person without freezing them.
- Kill It with Fire: Averted. Contrary to others who share her power set, heat did little damage to Killer Frost. In fact, heat was essential to her continued existence. Attacking Killer Frost with a heat based-weapon would only serve to strengthen her.
- Kiss of Death: A favored tactic of hers is to kiss men and absorb their heat/freeze them from the inside.
- Legacy Character: There have been no less than three incarnations of Killer Frost, the second of whom explicitly took up the identity as a tribute to the first.
- Ms. Fanservice: Their supervillain outfits are very revealing and/or form-fitting.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: Two incarnations have Frost and Snow as surnames.
- Hot for Teacher: When Crystal Frost was a student at Hudson University, she fell in love with one of her professors, Martin Stein. Stein however, rejected Frost's affections.
- Hot Scientist: She was Stein's protege before her FaceHeel Turn.
- Killed Off for Real: She eventually died after she absorbed too much energy from Firestorm.
- Sanity Slippage: After found that her powers were slowly killing her, Crystal became even more insane and began terrorizing innocent civilians until she is stopped by Firestorm and dies in the process.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: She retains her last name, Frost, in her super villain identity, since it conveniently matched the ice powers she developed. In point of fact, her whole given name, Crystal Frost, turned out to be very prophetic of her eventual powers.
- Straw Feminist: She has an extreme hatred of men and froze them solid on sight, even her defense attorney. Granted, her male workers did not treat her with much respect, but she did not go crazy until Martin Stein brushed off her advances when she mistook his platonic interest in her for attraction.
- Woman Scorned: Rejected by Martin Stein, she was devastated and her low self-esteem eventually developed into a hatred of all men and try to kill Professor Stein multiple times.
- Alliterative Name: Louise Lincoln.
- Manipulative Bitch: She manipulated the Tragic Villain Mr. Freeze into a relationship with her, only for her to reveal that she had never truly loved him and was using him as a pawn the entire time while they were being carted off to prison. In another story from before the Mr. Freeze incident, she discovered that she had contracted cancer, and manipulated the new Firestorm host Jason Rusch into curing it for her, and then went on a rampage, leading to Firestorm reversing the effects as a form of revenge.
- Ms. Fanservice: While all three versions have revealing and/or form-fitting outfits, Louise has the most sexualized look.
- HeelFace Turn: She reformed during the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event, and went on to join the Justice League.
- One-Woman Army: In "Justice League Vs Suicide Squad", Killer Frost takes out the entire Justice League after absorbing the solar energy in Superman's body.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: A woman whose last name is "Snow" ends up becoming An Ice Person.
- Brain Uploading: After dying on a mission with the Suicide Squad, her brain is used to create the digital supervillain Ifrit.
- Delinquent Hair: Her hair is in a mohawk.
- Killed Off for Real: She is one of the many Firestorm Rogues to die whilst serving on the Suicide Squad.
- Master of Illusion: One of her powers was to project illusions.
- Mind over Matter: Mindboggler can psionically induce highly convincing illusions in the minds of anyone in her vicinity.
- Dishing Out Dirt: As his name implies, he has the power to control sand.
- Killed Off for Real: He was turned into glass and shattered by Firestorm in only four issues.
- Sentient Sands: He was a metahuman who gained sand powers after being buried in the Nevada desert and mutated by the sand exposure. He could turn his entire body into sand. Firestorm defeated him by solidifying his sand body into glass and then shattering him.
When Chanka Silver Deer, a Cherokee woman, was a child, her twin brother Bobby was bitten by a rattlesnake. Her father tried to seek help for Bobby at a hospital, shoving a nurse aside and causing a bigoted security guard to shoot them both. The guard was not punished. Ordinarily, Chanka's grandfather would pass on his secrets of Native American medicine (sorcery) to the firstborn male, but with her brother dead, Chanka received the sacred teachings.
Years later, the adult Chanka did not forget about the unjust deaths of her father and brother, and sought revenge on all white people. To achieve that end, she forced John Ravenhair to again become the Black Bison, and together fought Firestorm.
- Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Her costumes incorporate multiple Native American motifs: feathers, headband, doeskin jacket, and breechclout, plus long hair.
- Color Animal Codename: Silver Deer.
- Magical Native American: Silver Deer's powers all derive from Native American sorcery.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Silver Deer can magically change her appearance to that of another person or take on animal form. When in animal form she possess that animal's abilities.
- Winds of Destiny, Change: Silver Deer has demonstrated the ability to control the outcome of games of chance.
- An Arm and a Leg: Slipknot loses an arm to the Explosive Leash bracelet used by the Suicide Squad.
- Badass Normal: Despite having no actual superpowers, Slipknot takes on superheroes armed with nothing but ropes.
- Handicapped Badass: He lost an arm whilst serving on the Suicide Squad, but replaced it with a cybernetic limb.
- Killed Off for Real: He was captured by Deathstroke and killed by the newest Tattooed Man to prove his loyalty to his villainous Titans team.
- Name's the Same: Slipknot has nothing to do with the famous masked metal band from Iowa.
- Whip It Good: His ropes can be used for this.
- Alliterative Name: Henry Hewitt.
- Bald of Evil: His post-crisis appearance is missing hair.
- Evil Counterpart: He's basically just a corrupted version of Firestorm.
- Secondary Color Nemesis: To contrast even further the difference with Firestorm, his post-Crisis appearance has a green cape and an outfit with green accents.
- Alliterative Name: David Drake
- Boom, Headshot!: Had his head blown off by The Comedian.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by The Comedian during Doomsday Clock.
- Shock and Awe: Typhoon can fire lightning from his fingertips.
- Weather Manipulation: Typhoon can generate storms of tremendous strength that generate tornadoes and driving hail. While the storms were originally localized to Drake's vicinity, over time he has gained the ability to generate entire storm systems that can stretch over multiple states.
- Name's the Same: He has no connections to a certain symbiotic menace from Marvel, and was actually created two years prior to Venom's debut.
- Adult Fear: Her children were killed by Firestorm powers gone wrong, burned beyond all recognition.
- Big Bad: For The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men.
- Body Horror: Her husband, a Flawed Prototype of the Firestorm protocals, burned half her body by accident.
- Create Your Own Hero: Had she not sent her clean-up crew to find anyone who had Stein's work and kill them, the New 52 version of Firestorm would never have come into existence.
- Two-Faced: Uses a face-mask to hide the scarred left side of her body.
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Live-Action TV Series:
- Arrowverse: Firestorm note
- Arrowverse: Caitlin Snow & Killer Frost
- Arrowverse: Central City Citizens note
- Arrowverse: Metahumans note
- Arrowverse: Earth-2 note
- Arrowverse: Vandal Savage & Followers note
- Arrowverse: Team Arrow note
- Arrowverse: Future Characters note
- Arrowverse: Central City Independent Criminals note
- Arrowverse: Earth-X note
- Arrowverse: Other Earths note
- Batman Arkham Series Rogues Gallery Misc note
- Main Universe note
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