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"Nature? Fire? Bah! Both are chaotic and difficult to control. Ice is structured, latticed, light as a feather, massive as a glacier. In ice, there is power!"
Heidar, Rimewind master, Flashfreeze, Magic: The Gathering

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 Rock–Paper–Scissors 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 Woman in White, a Yuki-onna, or even the Ice Queen. People with these powers may also have An Ice Suit, a Freeze Ray, and Icy Blue Eyes, or be subject to Elemental Baggage. 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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    Films — Live-Action 

    Music 

    Mythology 
  • 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.
  • Jack Frost, natch. 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.
  • Frost giants.
  • Poli'ahu of Hawaiian 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 Greek mythology, Khione was the daughter of Boreas, the North Wind, and was worshiped as a minor goddess who brought snow.
  • Ayaz Baba — of Turkic and Mongol mythology — who's 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 of Altaic myth — or simply another aspect of him.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • WCW wrestler Glacier had a whole entrance motif built around ice and snow. Fitting, since he was a knockoff...err, Captain Ersatz...of Sub-Zero.

    Podcasts 

    Toys 
  • 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.

    Visual Novels 
  • Yukinojo in Enchanted in the Moonlight is a yukibito (a kind of snow spirit), and correspondingly has the ability to create and control snow.
  • Duke Vale aka Wolf in Villainous Nights has the ability to generate ice and cold, from walls of ice to an instant cold compress touch.

    Real Life 
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): Cryokinesis, Ice Person

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