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The unambitious Donald "Donnie" Gill was chosen by industrialist Justin Hammer to don a new and improved Blizzard suit that Hammer had been working on. Hammer chose Donnie to succeed the late Gregor Shapanka as the costumed criminal Blizzard as Donnie was compliant and didn't question orders. As Blizzard, Donnie was on call as one of Justin Hammer's many super-powered and armored operatives.
Blizzard was created by Bob Layton, David Michelinie and Mark Bright and first appeared in Iron Man #223. He is a legacy character based on the original Blizzard created by Stan Lee and Don Heck, although the Blizzard identity was created by Bill Mantlo and George Tuska.
Blizzard entered Iron Man's rogues gallery and battled the hero from time to time on behalf of Justin Hammer. Unlike many of his other foes, Iron Man actually managed to convince Donnie to attempt to reform, but despite his desire to do good, Donnie found himself constantly stuck between the two paths. Eventually, he resolved to commit to his goal of reformation and joined the Thunderbolts who nutured and helped him realize his potential. Eventually, Donnie left the team when his costume was destroyed and with nowhere left to go and no support system, Donnie fell back to petty crime.
During Marvel's Infinity event in 2013, Donnie was exposed to Terrigen Mists and underwent a terrigenesis which transformed him into an Inhuman. His skin was mutated into an appropriately snow-like blue and the powers that he once relied on his suit for are now inherent in his body.
Powers and Abilities
Donnie formerly wore a special battle suit which enabled him to generate ice, to varying effects. Most commonly, Donnie would create icicles which he would use as projectiles or would create slides of ice to travel.
Following his mutation, Donnie is now capable of generating ice naturally through his body, to what extent is yet to be seen.