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Robert Drake
Iceman
Alias(es) Bobby Drake
Iceman
Appeared in X-Men
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Status Deceased (Original Timeline)
Alive (Alternate Timeline)
Actor Shawn Ashmore
"Call me Iceman."
―Bobby Drake[src]

Robert "Bobby" Drake aka Iceman is a mutant who can create ice from water or any moisture.

Biography

Early Life

Robert Drake was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to William and Madeline Drake. When Bobby Drake first discovered his mutant ability, he hid it from his parents and his brother. He convinced his parents to enroll him in Xavier's school, telling them it was a prep school.

Original Timeline

X-Men

"Welcome to Mutant High."
―Bobby Drake [src]

Bobby is only a minor character. Bobby is one of the first students to reach out to Rogue and begins a romantic relationship with her.

X2: X-Men United

"Call me Iceman."
―Bobby Drake[src]

Bobby has an uneasy friendship/rivalry with Pyro. His relationship with his family is also strained, and his brother actually turns Bobby in to the police out of jealousy. He also becomes more of a member of X-Men but the older X-Men still think, he and Rogue, are too young to start fighting. His relationship grows with Rogue during the course they're together. He also stops the conversation between Wolverine and William Stryker by creating a ice wall with his powers. He also freezes Wolverine's soda and his mother's cup and turns the coffee to ice showing how much his powers have grown.

X-Men: The Last Stand

"Same old Bobby. Still afraid of a fight!"
John Allerdyce[src]

Bobby is part of the X-Men, a full fledged member of the group, and is seen in the Danger Room with the rest of the X-Men. With one of the Sentinals coming to him and Kitty Pryde with the Sentinal firing a rocket with his power even stronger. He used it and stopped the rocket hitting them with another one about to hit when Bobby had his back turned, Kitty saw it with her power grab him and the rocket that went right through them with Rogue appearing in the distant saw them and assumed that they were hugging. His relationship with Rogue appears to be deteriorating, strained by their inability to have physical contact and by his close friendship with Kitty Pryde. Seeing them both almost "kiss" prompts Rogue to seek out "the cure" so she can finally touch Bobby without fear of hurting him. He takes part in the X-Men's final confrontation with Magneto's army and shows his true power by fighting Pyro one-on-one. During this battle, Iceman's ability to transform his body into ice is finally shown, giving him the form of Iceman from the comics and allowing him to defeat Pyro. Being first implied in a previous confrontation between the two former best friends in which Bobby's fist ices over. After the battle, he finds Rogue in her room, having taken the cure. Unlike his mainstream counterpart, Bobby Drake is more of an everyman and not a cynical underachiever.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

"They'll find us, they always do"
―Iceman[src]

Bobby, Kitty Pryde, and Peter Rasputin meet up with fellow survivors Lucas Bishop, James Proudstar, Clarice Ferguson, and Roberto DaCosta. They form a way to survive; Warpath detects a Sentinel and alerts Kitty and Bishop. While they fight off the Sentinels as long as they can, Kitty sends Bishop back a few days ago to warn them of the attack. During the opening battle Bobby freezes one Sentinel solid that was chasing Kitty and Bishop, but during the battle the Sentinel breaks free and grabs Bobby around the neck, before decapitating him. However the death was erased thanks to Kitty and Bishop. This goes on for a while as they travel the world. They eventually meet up with their old teachers Storm, Charles Xavier, Wolverine, and Magneto. They decide to send Logan back in time to end the war before it ever begins. Iceman stays with Kitty as she sends Logan back in time. During which, Logan stabs Kitty and she begins to lose a lot of blood so he tries to convince Charles and Magneto to let her rest but they insist she continues. Later the Sentinels attack the place and kill most of the X-Men. Iceman freezes the door to buy time but the Sentinels manage to break through. Bobby attempts to hold them off, but a series of energy blasts rip through his abdomen as he screams in pain, treating him to a painful death. Iceman did not die in vain however, as his tactics bought just enough time for the plan to go through, and time is successfully altered before the Sentinels can kill the remaining survivors.

New Timeline

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Iceman and Rogue were still together at the school. They smiled at Logan and walked away holding hands.

Powers and abilities

With the ability to generate sub-freezing temperatures, Iceman can create ice projectiles, ice shields, and even coat himself in a full body suit of ice armor. He can also create ice from water or any moisture.

Relationships

Behind the scenes

  • The Ultimate Marvel series used Iceman and Rogue as boyfriend and girlfriend much like X2.

Trivia

  • In X-Men: The Last Stand, Iceman fights Pyro at Alcatraz while in X-Men: The Official Game he fights Pyro at a power plant.
  • In the novelization for X-Men: The Last Stand, Iceman saves Pyro from the destruction of Dark Phoenix.

Appearances/Actors

Gallery

X-Men

X2: X-Men United

X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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