And mountain rain combining
This icy force both foul and fair
Has a frozen heart worth mining"
Tropes involving ice, cold, snow, and winter.
Name comes from a line in Suburban Commando.
Contrast This Index Is on Fire.
- Catch Your Death of Cold
Going out in the cold makes you sicknote .
- Cold Snap
This episode has snow, but more like the dangerous blizzard kind of snow.
- A Crack in the Ice
The best sign that the ice sheet is about to fall apart.
- Cryo Prison
Incarcerating criminals inside a block of ice.
- Danger: Thin Ice
Walking on thin ice brings risk of falling in and freezing to death.
- Dreaming of a White Christmas
In fiction, Christmas almost always has snow.
- Eerie Arctic Research Station
A remote lab in an icy cold location as a tension-filled setting.
- Endless Winter
The snow isn't going away.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold
Negative alignment = negative temperatures.
- Exposed to the Elements
Not dressing warmly, but somehow not affected by the cold.
- Failures on Ice
Ice is like a banana peel.
Part of a trio of Elemental Powers.
- Fire/Ice Duo
A fire person and ice person working together.
- Fire/Water Juxtaposition
In instances where heat visually contrasts with cold.
- First Snow
Character hasn't experienced snow before, and may not even know what it is.
- Freeze Ray
A Ray Gun with ice abilities.
- Freeze Sneeze
Cold temperatures set off the sinuses.
- Frictionless Ice
Instead of falling on ice, video games treat it like a car with faulty brakes.
- Ghostly Chill
It's deathly cold, literally.
- Grim Up North
It's cold and dangerous in the northern regions.
- Hailfire Peaks
Fire and ice in the same level.
- Hair-Trigger Avalanche
Snow, loosely packed on a slope, can be set off by sufficient sound.
- Harmless Freezing
Being frozen solid won't shatter your cells, but just be a form of short cryostasis.
- High-Up Ice-Up
High altitudes cause freezing.
- Human Popsicle
When stasis is done by being trapped in ice.
- Human Snowball
A snowball gathers up people as it rolls.
- Human Snowman
Snow falls on a person in the shape of a snowman.
- Ice Breaker
Being frozen solid makes something brittle in fiction.
- Ice Magic Is Water
When elemental magic makes ice and water interchangeable.
- Ice Palace
Why stop at an igloo? Make a whole mansion or castle from that ice!
- An Ice Person
You have ice powers.
- An Ice Suit
A suit that's ice themed, whether to protect from the ice, or just be symbolic.
- Icy Blue Eyes
If you're from a cold place, you're bound to have these.
- I'm Cold... So Cold...
A stock phrase, as characters may feel cold when they are near death.
- Instant Ice: Just Add Cold!
When being cold creates ice, even if there isn't enough water or humidity for it.
- Kill It with Ice
Various ways ice can be weaponized.
- Let There Be Snow
Ask for snow, a supernatural person will make it happen.
- Literally Shattered Lives
Being made solid, and therefore brittle, can happen to people due to freezing.
- Locked in a Freezer
Stuck in a room that can cause you to freeze to death.
- Mammoths Mean Ice Age
If pachyderms are growing hair, it's not a warm setting. Worse, you're likely in the Ice Age.
- Mysterious Antarctica
It's still not fully explored, so who knows what is in those sub zero lands?
- The Old North Wind
When that cold, strong gust from the North is given a physical form (and oftentimes, a harsh personality to go with it.)
- Pretty in Mink
A stylish fur is the most luxurious way to stay warm in the cold.note
- Sizable Snowflakes
Real life snowflakes are measured in millimeters.
- Slippy-Slidey Ice World
An ice-themed level in a game, often with slipper ice.
- Sled Dogs Through the Snow
In the arctic, sled dogs are used as a form of transportation.
- Snowball Fight
Weaponizing snow, but for fun.
Snow is packed around your building, vehicle, etc., and you are stuck for a while.
Sentient, animated snowmen.
- Snow Means Cold
Snow as a visual shorthand for cold temperatures.
- Snow Means Death
Snow as symbolism for death.
- Snow Means Love
Snow as symbolism for romance.
- Snowy Sleigh Bells
If it's snowing and the scene is happy, the music will likely have sleigh bells.
- Space Is Cold
In fiction, exposure to space can cause instant freezing.
- Spring Is Late
Winter is taking longer than usual.
- Thermal Dissonance
Something is hotter or colder than it should be.
- Tongue on the Flagpole
Put your unprotected skin on something ice cold. We dare you.
- Winter Royal Lady
An ice-themed queen or princess uses a fitting title.
- Wintry Auroral Sky
Icy settings often have aurora-laced skies, even if they are not in polar latitudes.
- Yellow Snow
Someone likely peed on the snow.note
- You Must Be Cold
A guy putting his jacket over a lady who doesn't have something to keep her warm.