Portrayed by Dylan O'Brien
|Birthdate:||June 28, 1998|
Someday, though, Milesy. Someday we'll hang a sock on that door.
A wisecracker and practical joker, student Bobby Drake is finding his feet among the students of Xavier's.
Character Journal: xp_iceman
Real Name: Robert Louis Drake
First Appearance: February 3, 2015
Date of Birth: June 28, 1998
Place of Birth: Long Island, NY
Relatives: William Robert Drake (father), Madeline Beatrice Bass-Drake (mother)
Education: Graduate of Bayville Charter High
Relationship Status: Dating Miles Morales
Team Affiliation: Generation X
Bobby was always an attention seeker, practically from birth, even though he was a single child. He loved cracking wise and making jokes, which his mother would often laugh at and just shake her head, while his father would frown and scold him disapprovingly. Likewise, once he was old enough to attend school he made every effort to make his classmates laugh, while his teachers tried (and failed) to keep him in line.
His powers ﬁrst manifested when he was thirteen years old. Some of his fellow students were picking on him at school, which wasn’t unusual, however one day he’d had enough and started ﬁghting back. It was in the winter months and there was snow around, and the bullies were pelting him with snowballs while holding him to the snow. When his powers kicked in the kids holding his arms down yelped in shock as Bobby’s body grew cold enough for them to feel through his clothes, one of them even getting frostbite on his ﬁngers. Once he was free, Bobby leapt to his feet and starting throwing snowballs at his assailants with enough force to knock them down and backwards - it was only after they all ﬂed that he realized he hadn’t actually picked up any snow.
Bobby kept his powers secret after they manifested. He experimented with them in private when he could, trying to ﬁgure out just exactly what he could and couldn’t do, and what triggered them so he wouldn’t do it in public. Thanks to word getting out about his last ﬁght he was mostly left alone by his classmates and he never had to use his powers in self defence again; however, he did use them to help with practical jokes and to annoy those who had picked on him in the past. While life at school had gotten better, his home life had not. His father was especially hard on him, and when his grades started to slip more and more as he got more popular by focusing more on joking and gooﬁng off, his dad punished him for less and less. Tension between them grew to the point that they were ﬁghting on a daily basis, which was extremely hard on his mother. When his father ﬁnally pushed him too far and Bobby used his powers on him, freezing his ﬁsts and decking him hard, his mother had no choice but to side with her husband and reluctantly started looking at boarding schools for her son.
Living At The X-Mansion
As hard as he had tried to keep his secret under wraps, word about his mutant abilities reached Xavier’s somehow and strings were pulled to get him into the school. There he learned how to control his powers and how to push them even further, gaining enough control to turn his whole body into not just snow but ice, and how to travel quickly via ice sliding. Bobby is still working on the finer control and full extent of his powers, and became a member of Generation X at the school to help with that.
Bobby lived a mostly quiet life at the school, participating in Gen X activities and classes and going to school with the other teens. He made friends easily with his fellow Gen X:ers, his easy going personality allowing him to fit in. He made especially good friends with his roommate, Miles Morales, the two of them bonding over their lamentations of being single. In October they went to Homecoming together, cementing their epic bromance (and were easily the best couple at the dance). He even got to put his Gen X training to good use in December when a Gen X field trip was interrupted by a car accident, and they helped the victims.
Bobby and his roommate, Miles, continued to get on well in the beginning of the year. A bump in the road came up, however, when it was eventually revealed that Miles was in fact Spider-Man - at least one of the Spider Men, at any rate. The revelation that his roommate had been hiding this big secret from him hurt Bobby worse than he would've thought, and, while he was fairly quick to put it behind him (he was living with the guy, after all), it left him wondering just why it had hurt him so much in the first place.
2017 was a quiet one for Bobby. He largely flew under the radar, hanging with his friends and living a decent life. He graduated from Bayville Charter and moved into the senior suites when Miles moved out of the mansion to live in the dorms with his friend Ganke, and managed to avoid the drama of mansion life, lucky for him.
2018 was less quiet. Bobby was, unfortunately, one of the victims of a curse sweeping through the mansion to use as leverage against someone else. He spent several days in the med lab, feeling as if he was burning from the inside out, before the curse was finally broken. He later got to assist in helping fight actual fires when a fire android attacked the city, and then was trapped in an illusion when a Danger Room experiment went wrong. He earned a quiet 2019 and 2020 after that.
Weight: 150 lbs.
Other Features: None
Iceman is able to lower his external and internal body temperature without harm to himself, thereby radiating intense cold from his body. Iceman is able to reach -105 degrees Fahrenheit within a few seconds, and is immune to sub-zero temperatures around him. In addition, Iceman can freeze any moisture in the air around him into unusually hard ice, and thereby form simple objects such as slides, ladders, shields, and bats. Iceman can augment his ice form with extraneous moisture to enhance his strength and durability, and can reshape his body's ice form at will by using any available moisture from his surrounding environment. Similarly, Iceman can rebuild his ice form if any part of it is broken or if it is shattered completely without suffering any permanent damage.
Bobby is a huge New York Islanders fan, and his most prized possession is an old Mike Bossy jersey that his father gave him.
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Player Icon Base: Dylan O'Brien
Bobby was first introduced to Phase 1 X-Project. That version was replaced by Jeff's version.