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Origin

Cameron became the second Icicle when he joined Wizard's Injustice Unlimited during a time when the American public had turned against their heroes and a law that forbade vigilante activity from going unpunished. Wizard's group got through Infinity Inc, the hired security at the International Trade Conference in Calgary, Canada. The splintered group of the Global Guardians didn't stand a chance and soon after, the heroes joined Wizard's cadre to wreak havoc.

Cameron as Icicle

Meanwhile, Icicle was given a mission by Wizard to find the frozen corpse of Solomon Grundy. Icicle hypnotized Ice Maiden and forced Jade to help him during his travel to the Arctic Circle. The reluctant heroines were successful in finding Solomon Grundy and Icicle brought him back to Calgary. Wizard's plan was to blackmail the wealthy businessmen at the conference but the plan heads south when Hourman and his band of Justice Society of America members attacked. However, Cameron managed to escape.

A short time later, Icicle joined Artemis Crock, The Dummy, Hazard, a new Harlequin, and Solomon Grundy in the Dummy's newly established Injustice Society. The Dummy wanted to murder the members of Infinity Inc. that did not become villains in order to make a name for his team. The Society's first target was Skyman and Harlequin was successful in killing him. As for Icicle, he went after Brainwave Jr. and Cameron believed that his attempt to murder Brainwave Jr. was successful but later, it turns out he wasn't and Icicle was captured by the police.

Later on, Icicle fought against Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E., and Starman when he joined Johnny Sorrow's Injustice Society. Johnny freed Icicle from his prison cell.

Creation

The character of Icicle was created for use in DC Comics by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, and Todd McFarlane. Icicle's first appearance is in Infinity, Inc. #34 which was released in January of 1987.

Character Evolution

Cameron never really cared about his father's (Joar Mahkent) legacy and he has made himself far more ruthless than his father, and at first only desires to get revenge against the Justice society of America for he believes the team is directly responsible. Cameron's skin is albino white due to the pigmentation

Major Story Arcs

Stealing Thunder

For more information see: Stealing Thunder

Baby Icicle arrives!

Icicle along with the Justice Society of America reserves Captain Marvel, Hourman, the new Crimson Avenger, Power Girl, Sand and Jakeem Thunder, fought against Ultra-Humanite in his remade where they were the only people free. After the Humanite's defeat, Icicle was offered membership to the Justice Society of America by Sand but he turned him down for his own reasons, one of which was his new relationship with fellow villain Tigress III.

Public Enemies

For more information see: Public Enemies

Icicle joins other frosty villains like Killer Frost and Captain Cold in order to collect a bounty on Superman that was passed by President Lex Luthor. Ultimately, Batman and Superman are able to easily defeat the cold-hearted villains in Washington D.C.

Infinite Crisis

For more information and full arc summary see: Infinite Crisis

Icicle became a member of Alexander Luthor Jr.'s Secret Society of Super Villains.

One Year Later

For more information and full arc summary see: One Year Later

Icicle is approached by Mirror Master to join the Suicide Squad on a mission.

Powers and Abilities

Unlike his father, the first Icicle, Cameron is able to create and control ice without a gun. In addition, his manipulation of ice can produce ice missiles, snow, blasts of extreme cold, rain with temperatures below freezing, as well as generate a wall of ice out of the moisture in the air. Cameron is also able to directly influence the temperature in the surrounding area or in a room, thereby making the current temperatures drop to freezing or below levels.

Other Versions

DC Super Friends

Icicle is part of the "Ice Pack", a team of villains who's personas and powers revolve around ice. The group covers a city in ice and Snow but is eventually defeated.

Justice League Adventures

Icicle is a member of the "Cold Warriors", an ice themed group of villains consisting of Polar Lord, Mr. Freeze, Cryonic Man, Captain Cold, Killer Frost, Snowman, and Minister Blizzard. This group tries to take over an African country but is ultimately unsuccessful.

Flashpoint

Icicle is a member of Deathstroke's Pirate Crew. even though Deathstroke can't stand his smugness. Icicle is there when the crew breaks "the new recruits" out of Saint Helena prison for Metahumans. And later when Aquaman and Ocean Master attack the ship Icicle escapes by freezing the floor and falling through. This is where he finds Deathstroke's prisoner Sonar, who he frees. Then later when Jenny Blitz takes over the ship, Icicle and the crew form a mutiny. Icicle is put in charge of killing Briggs, Deathstroke's first mate, a task Icicle enjoys. Then when the mutiny goes bad, Jenny explodes Icicles head, killing him.

Other Media

Smallville (TV Series)

Icicle played by Wesley MacInnes

In the episode Absolute Justice, The Icicle was taking revenge out on the Justice Society Of America because he blamed them for the death of his father. The Icicle along with other inmates were taken out and were part of some kind of team. The Icicle did what he was told by a woman named Amanda Waller. He killed a number of people and since he did this for her he decided to go out and kill them members of the Justice Society one by one. He killed Doctor Fate and Hourman. He used Fates helmet to try and kill Hawkman. The Icicle was defeated and since he wore the helmet he was all messed up in the head. He was locked up in the Metropolis General Hospital but was later transferred to Belle Reve.

Young Justice (Cartoon TV Series)

Icicle in the Young Justice animated series

In the first episode of Young Justice, Independence Day, Icicle appears, attacking a bridge in Star City. Green Arrow and Speedy arrived to stop him, and after he used his powers to unsuccessfully hurl icicles at them, he was knocked out by Speedy's bow.

Young Justice: Legacy (Video Game)

Icicle fighting against Artemis in Young Justice: Legacy

Icicle is set to appear in the multi-player RPG based off the Young Justice TV series. It is currently unknown if he will be a playable character or not.

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