The power to control ice, and create cold and frost at will. May be used as a trinity with Fire and Electricity, hence Fire, Ice, Lightning. Likely to be used as a contrast to fire if the hero prefers fire, his rival, Archenemy or Lancer will use ice, forming a Fire/Ice Duo. Sometimes the domain of evil or undead entities as Evil Is Deathly Cold. Goes hand in hand with Making a Splash, and may be involved with wind powers via cold air and snowstorms. In Elemental RockPaperScissors with fire, one will usually defeat the other, though which one varies. Ice is unlikely to be any stronger or weaker than other elements though for Competitive Balance, and thus Harmless Freezing will be invoked. If you want to resort to this to kill an otherwise invulnerable entity, you're planning to Kill It with Ice.
May be used by Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti, Snowlems, a Winter Royal Lady, a Yuki-onna, or even the Ice Queen. May be a Tragic Ice Character. People with these powers may also have An Ice Suit, a Freeze Ray, and Icy Blue Eyes, or be subject to Elemental Baggage. They'll also often have blue clothes, hair, and/or skin because Blue Means Cold. If it's not blue, it'll usually be white, as a reference to snow. See also Human Popsicle. Frequently leads to Literally Shattered Lives.
Also called "Cryokinesis". A common and unfortunate side effect of ice powers is using ice metaphors.
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- Happy Heroes Season 2 episode 11 features an ice monster that can freeze objects by breathing ice on them.
- "Morozko"/Jack Frost/Father Frost. Generally, he simply brings winter to certain areas (winter/cold follows him everywhere), but some stories have him using his power to freeze people to death in an instant if they piss him off. Compare Old Man Winter, who is either a substitute for him, another name of his, or a separate entity entirely, depending on how he's depicted. If both of them are depicted as two different beings, then Jack Frost has control over ice and snow in general, whereas Old Man Winter, true to his name, only has domain over Wintry cold.
- "Mother Holle", as well known as "Old Mother Frost", is an ancient German folk figure who is responsible for causing snow.
- "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship": One of the Fool's companions is a farmer with a bundle of straw that makes things colder, rather than hotter, when burned.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze in the critically panned 1997 film Batman & Robin. His dialog is essentially a nonstop collage of incredibly lame ice-related puns in a thick Austrian accent, which greatly accentuates the unintentional comedy factor in the movie. Pun times may be had by all. So far, the matter of whether the film is So Bad, It's Good or so bad that it's terrible has been rather...polarizing. One of two times that Arnold has ever taken the role of an antagonist. (The Terminator was the other.)
- In Thor, the Frost Giants can create blasts of ice as well as shape it into weaponry. Loki is able to use the Casket of Ancient Winters to generate ice blasts as well, once he discovers his true heritage.
- The White Witch in the film version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was very much an ice person, possibly even more than her book incarnation.
- Long Road To Gallantry has its main villain, Chief Leng, whose inner chi can make him freeze objects by touching. Demonstrating his powers for the first time on a large bowl containing a goldfish, he freezes the water, goldfish and all, into a half-sphere block of ice, shattering the bowl in the process. His skills can also kill opponents by freezing the blood in their veins.
- From The Great Yokai War, a Yuki-Onna was one of those asked to help battle the Demon of Revenge. She says she can't help because it's not her season.
- The protagonist of the wuxia, The Spirit of the Sword, Bao-yu, has ice-related chi powers, capable of freezing enemies with a single touch. In one of the film's bigger action setpieces, he demonstrates his ice chi powers to its fullest extent - and freezes 3 enemy ninjas in one swoop.
- A background character in Sky High (2005) simply known as Freeze Girl (no word on if she's actually defrosting), who's the last-minute hookup for Warren.
- X-Men Film Series
- Iceman uses his mutant ability to create ice.
- In X-Men: Days of Future Past, when confronted by mutant with a fire power the Future Sentinels turn to ice to combat that.
- Snow White has ice powers in Avengers Grimm and is also a very cold person.
- DJ the S' "Disciple of the Ice" is a compilation remix of Ice-based themes from video games.
- The Yuki-Onna from Japanese Mythology was often an extremely pale woman who lived within snow storms. Tended to guide travelers to either their frozen deaths or to safety, if she so wished to.
- Norse Mythology: Frost giants.
- Poli'ahu of Pacific Mythology, along with her sisters/friends Lilinoe, Waiau, and Kahoupokane. She is their leader, and widely noted for her beauty. She is said to live atop Mauna Kea, though she visits other snowy peaks on the island. She is the antithesis to the fire goddess, Pele.
- In Classical Mythology, Khione was the daughter of Boreas, the North Wind, and was worshiped as a minor goddess who brought snow.
- Altaic Mythology: Ayaz Babam whose name literally translates to 'Frost Father', is a god of frost and snow associated with winter seasons, depicted commonlu as an old man with a long white beard and the blue-robes of a shaman. Depending on which myths you read, he is either a son of Tengri — the Thunderer and Top God — or simply another aspect of him.
- The Jade Regent Campaign from RPGMP3 features a character called Skygni, who's a magically Awakened frost-breathing Winter Wolf. He swore a Blood Oath (under duress) to not eat people. Well, at least not the ones travelling with the heroes' caravan, anyway.
- Yuki/ Winter from Sequinox has power over cold and ice, naturally.
- Every single Toa of Ice in BIONICLE, plus a handful of other beings (though "a handful" does include an entire swarm of Kohrak).
- The Frosticons from Mixels. In an interesting play of this elements, two of the three members are ridiculously slow and lethargic thanks to their abilities and climate. Their ranks are made up of Flurr, Lunk, and Slumbo. 2015 introduced three more Frosticons, cousins of the originals: Chilbo, Snoof, and Krog.
- Ice-Bat from Uglydolls. Everything he touches turns into ice, and he lives in a frozen cave system, but his heart is the warmest part of him.
- Ice-nucleating bacteria, such as Pseudomonas syringae, possess the ability to freeze water at warmer temperatures than normal, thereby damaging plants to feed on them. Scientists believe their ice nucleating proteins are an integral part of ice crystal formation in clouds.