Iceman for Champions

Real name: Robert Drake
Other known aliases: Bobby
Occupation: Adventurer and hero, former mutant hunter, accountant and student.
Current group affiliation: X-Men
Past group affiliations: Defenders, X-Factor, X-Terminators, Champions.
Major enemies: Magneto, Apocalypse, Shadow King, Sentinels, Juggernaut.
First appearance: X-Men #1
Origin: X-Men #44-46
Description: Bobby is an athletic man standing 5'8'' tall and weighing 145 lbs. He has brown eyes and hair.


13     STR      3
18     DEX     24
18     CON     16
13     BODY     6
10     INT      0
14     EGO      8
13     PRE      3
14     COM      2
 7     PD       4
 8     ED       4
 4     SPD     12
 8     REC      2
36     END      0
29     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 84

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 9     EC (Cold) (9)     
 7a)   6/6 Armor,Only In Hero ID(-1/4)     
 9b)   10" Flight (Cold),Must be within reasonable range of ground     
        support.(-1/4)                                             2
 5     Instant Change     
 3     Life Support,safe in heat/cold     
 5     8 Mental Defense     
80     MP (80)     
 1u    6D6 Aid,use optional healing rules,Concentrate(-1/2),0 DCV,     
        Self only.(-1/2)                                           3
 3u    32" Change Environment,Desc: Cold                           3
 2u    Desolid,"Melting",cannot pass thru solids,Vulnerability:     
        Heat,Concentrate(-1/2),constant concentration              4
 4u    8D6 EB (Cold),vs physical defense                           4
 5u    8D6 Entangle (Ice),stops sense,has one body                 8
 1u    4/4 Force Field,"Extra thick ice coating."                  1
 1u    3D6 HA,"Giant ice fists."                                   1
 3     Breakfall 13-     
 3     Bureaucratics 12-     
16     2 Levels,all combat     
 2     PS: Accountant 11-     
 7     4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2),Only in normal ID.(-1/4)     
Powers Cost: 166


Base Points: 100
10     Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
10     Distinctive,"Ice form.",easily concealable,major
20     Hunted,"by various mutant haters and enemies.",as powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
15     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Infectia, Opal or Rogue.",common,
15     Psych Lim,"Joker",very common,moderate
10     Rep,"Mutant hero.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
 5     Rivalry,"with the Human Torch II.",professional
15     Secret ID,"Robert Drake"
 5     Unluck,1D6
10     Watched,"by Professor X.",more powerful,non-combat
        influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: When he makes a wall of ice he doesn't use Force Wall, he just pours his Entangle into an empty hex, filling it up with ice.

History: Robert Drake was born in Fort Washington, Long Island to William and Madeline Drake. He discovered his mutant power to create ice while in his early teens, yet kept his condition hidden from everyone but his parents. When bullies attacked Bobby and his girlfriend, the youngster panicked. He temporarily encased their ringleader in ice, thus revealing his abilities for all to see. Believing the boy to be a menace, the townspeople organized a lynch mob. They broke into Bobby's home and overpowered him, but the local sheriff took the teenager into custody for his own protection. Meanwhile, the situation had come to the attention of telepath Professor Charles Xavier, mentor to the masked, mutant X-Men.

Professor X dispatched his first X-Man, Cyclops, cursed with uncontrollable optic blasts, to contact Bobby. Cyclops stole into the jailhouse as planned, but the two began fighting when Bobby refused to accompany him. Caught by the lynch mob, Cyclops and Bobby were about to be hanged when they broke free. Professor X used his psionic powers to halt the townspeople in their tracks and erase their memories of Bobby's abilities. A grateful Bobby then accepted Xavier's invitation to enroll at his School for Gifted Youngsters, home to a handful of troubled teenagers learning to control their strange powers... and fighting to preserve their teacher's dream of peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants.

X-Men #1 Hated and feared by humanity, the X-Men honed their amazing abilities while standing in defense of a world pushed to the brink of genetic war by a handful of mutant terrorists. Iceman, the team's youngest founding member, became known as the comedian of the group. Regardless, he pulled his weight and worked well with rest of the X-Men. When the island-being known as Krakoa took Iceman and his teammates captive, Professor X assembled a second squad of X-Men. These new recruits rescued Xavier's original students, most of whom left the team soon after.

For a time, Bobby attempted to live a normal life. Eventually, he joined the Champions of Los Angeles, a short-lived team of costumed adventurers founded by the high-flying Angel II, Iceman's classmate at Xavier's school.

Incredible Hulk #279 Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including Iceman (Incredible Hulk #279).

When the Champions disbanded, Bobby went to college to study accounting. Later, he joined the Defenders, originally a loose-knit collection of loners like the incredible Hulk, green-skinned engine of mass destruction; prince Namor, the atlantean sub-mariner; Dr. Strange, master of the mystic arts and earth's sorcerer supreme; and the Silver Surfer, lone sentinel of the spaceways. Iceman helped reorganize the team into a more formal and cohesive unit, along with Angel and the blue-furred Beast, another of the Professor's original students. The Defenders disbanded when several of their members appeared to perish during a climactic battle.

Shortly after the Defenders' demise, Bobby joined the other founding X-Men to form X-Factor. During this period, the Asgardian trickster Loki increased Iceman's powers to such an extent that he was forced to wear a power-dampening belt. Once able only to sheathe his own body in a protective coating of ice, he now could encase the entirety of the Empire State Building. With time, Iceman gained sufficient control over his augmented powers that he was able to jettison the inhibitor belt. Believing he had achieved his full potential, Bobby never attempted to push himself beyond his perceived limits.

When Professor Xavier returned to Earth following an extended absence in outer space, Iceman and the other members of X-Factor rejoined the X-Men. Shortly thereafter, Iceman confronted former Cosmonaut Mikhail Rasputin, reality-warping brother of his steel-skinned teammate Colossus II. Rasputin forced Bobby into a form composed entirely of ice, affording the young mutant a glimpse into his true nature. Subsequently, Bobby began experimenting with his abilities, using ice to add mass to his slight frame, or lift himself high into the air without the benefit of his usual slides. Months later, the psychically incapacitated Emma Frost took mental possession of Iceman. Frost, the psionically powered mutant known as the White Queen, was able to activate the full extent of Bobby's powers. Until coaxed back into her own body by Professor Xavier, she pushed his form to the limit. With Frost's prodding, Iceman later learned to transform his body into its full-ice state on his own.

Two subsequent events served to shed further light on Iceman's untapped potential. To secure a new host body, the would-be conqueror Apocalypse sought to siphon the awesome energies of "The Twelve", mutants of incredible power, destined to alter the course of human history. Among their number was Iceman, who survived the ordeal thanks only to the apparent sacrifice of Cyclops. A second defining event occurred when the sentient spaceship Prosh escaped the confines of a Celestial prison, returned to Earth and dispatched a group of disparate beings on a journey through time to uncover the keys to preserving human evolution. Their mission: Save the human race from a threat that might not manifest itself for millions of years. When Prosh reassembled the members of his team in the present, they fought and defeated the enigmatic alien entity known as the Stranger, who sought to control the natural evolution of humans and mutants. These experiences forced Iceman into the realization that he no longer need fear the evolution of his abilities, and he returned to the X-Men to explore his mutant powers to the fullest.

Iceman Trivia: The character of Iceman appeared in the television series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and in the X-Men film.

Powers: Iceman is able to lower his external and internal body temperature, thereby radiating intense cold. In addition, he can transform himself into ice at will and freeze any moisture in the air around him, thus forming slides, shields, bats and other objects. He also is immune to sub-zero temperatures. He has recently learned to utilized his powers in more imaginative ways then he had realized were possible. This includes enhancing his frame with ice armor, giving himself oversized fists, melting his body and reforming it, and healing from damage he gained in ice form.

Links to other Iceman pages:
  • Iceman for MSH RPG -
  • Iceman for MSH RPG -
  • Iceman for Champions RPG, 487 point version by Ghost Archer -
  • Iceman for Champions RPG, 546 point version by Tim Larson -
  • Iceman for Champions RPG, 341 point version by Mitchel Santorineos -

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - October, 2002

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.