DC Universe: After the Fall
"To once again feel the warmth of the sun, to feel a loved one's hand in mine once more... oh yes. I'd kill for that."
Victor Fries was a brilliant cryogenecist whose beloved wife Nora was stricken with a fatal degenerative disease. With no known cure, Victor knew that it was only a matter of time before his wife died unless some drastic measure was taken to slow the disease’s progress. Drawing upon his considerable scientific and medical knowledge, he placed her in suspended animation while he obsessively searched for a way to cure her. However, the he could only fund the research and maintain the equipment keeping Nora alive by secretly siphoning money from the corporation he worked for. When they found out what he had been doing, the corporation’s private security stormed Fries’ lab to pull the plug.
In the resulting struggle, Victor was pushed into a table full of chemicals that maintained Nora’s suspended state. The resulting accident altered Victor’s genetic code, turning his blood cold and making it so that he could only survive if kept at sub-zero temperatures. At normal room temperature, Fries will quickly suffer heat stroke and die.
In order to continue funding his research and to keep Nora alive, Fries turned to crime. Wielding a number of freezing weapons, he wears protective armor that also serves as a life-support system, keeping his body at the necessary temperature. He is single-minded and obsessed with curing his wife, but over the many years since his transformation he has had little to no progress.
Recently, Freeze has been working with Abaddon, though his motives for doing so are unknown. Some speculate that Abaddon’s technological advancements may have drawn his attention, though other’s say it is because they share a similar cold-blooded ruthlessness in the execution of their goals.