Bio: Wife of Victor Fries, Nora was stricken with a fatal disease
that had no cure. Putting her in a cryogenic state, Fries attempted to
cure Norah but an accident in the lab led Fries to believe that Norah
had died. This same accident caused Fries to be turned into the villain
After finding out that his wife, Nora, was still alive, Freeze helped
the man who found her to attain immortality as he had. Once Grant
Walker's body was transformed into a cell structure similar to Mr.
Freeze's, Freeze turned on Walker and destroyed his "utopian" society.
Freeze spent a long time in a self-made ice block, floating to colder
waters until he finally settled in the Arctic. Here he kept Nora in
containment until he was able to find a cure.
Unfortunately for Freeze and Nora, an exploration crew inadvertently
crashed into Freeze's home, destroying Nora's glass encasement and
allowing her to deadly disease to progress into fatal stages. After
freezing the entire crew of the sub, Freeze headed to Gotham City with
Nora, his surrogate son Koonak and his two polar bears, Notchka and
Shaka, to enlist the aid of Gregory Belson, a head in cryogenic research
that Freeze worked with as Victor Fries.
Together they found a way to cure Nora's disease, but it required an
organ transplant. With no deceased donors available, they were forced to
go after a live one. The "donor" they chose was Barbara Gordon. Much to
Freeze's dismay, Batman and Robin intervened with the operation before
it was able to take place. The off shore drilling platform Freeze was
hiding on began to explode from a stray, ricochet bullet that sparked on
one of the leaking fuel tanks. Batman and Barbara were able to evacuate
Nora and Koonak in time, but Freeze had fallen into a fiery blast that
Batman had assumed killed him.
Freeze, however, lived and returned to the arctic with his polar bears.
There, he heard a news report about the oil platform explosion and that
his wife, Nora, had been cured of her disease by the Wayne Company's
doctors. Shedding tears, Freeze retreated into the snowy plains to live
out his life.