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GothCorp is a fictional business organization in the DC Comics universe. It is owned and run by businessman Ferris Boyle. GothCorp was introduced in Batman: The Animated Series. But was later adapted into the comics.
GothCorp is one of the largest companies operating in Gotham City. Dr. Victor Fries was a brilliant scientist and cryonics expert working for GothCorp, but when his wife Nora Fries contracts a terminal illness, while Fries works on a freeze ray. Fries' boss decides to tell the mob about the gun, leading Batman to create a team of specialists to help him do his job better. Fries decides to use the device on Nora, to put her in cryo-stasis.
His boss Ferris Boyle interrupts and tampers with the experiment, however, resulting in an explosion that kills Nora. Fries survives, but the chemicals in the freeze ray lower his body temperature to the point that he must wear a cryogenic suit in order to survive. He swears revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife (whom he talks to often), and becomes Mr. Freeze, the first supervillain Batman faces in this continuity. Batman's operatives find Freeze, who shoots one of them with his freeze gun. Batman eventually apprehends him.