|Snowy Cones Ice Cream Factory|
|Official name:||Snowy Cones Ice Cream Factory|
|First Appearance:||Batman & Robin|
|Country:||United States of America|
The Snowy Cones Ice Cream Factory served as Mr. Freeze's hideout.
It is one of the only places where he can live in safety and comfort in sub zero temperatures when he isn't wearing his special suit.
It looks like any normal processing factory, but also has televisions, furniture and a switch that turns the conditioning on to maximum cold or heat.
It is unknown where Dr. Victor Fries originally lived, but it seems he lived happily with his wife Nora in Gotham City until she contracted a rare disease called MacGregor Syndrome. Victor put her into cryogenic sleep at a laboratory until he could find a cure.
After Victor had an accident where he could only survive in sub-zero temperatures, he developed a special cryo-suit that had diamond enhanced lasers to keep him at zero degrees and took on the persona of Mr. Freeze
He needed a place of refugee where he could recuperate and live comfortably so he choose the abandoned Snowy Cones factory as his base of operations where he developed his high tech weaponry and vehicles.
He kept his cyro-suit next to a cache of diamonds that he used to recharge his suit.
He also kept his beloved wife in a cyrogenic floatation tank in a secret room hidden in his base so he could continue working on her cure.
He eventually hired thugs which included his head henchman Frosty and his henchwench Ms. B. Haven to help him in his schemes. His thugs had to wear thick coats and eat frozen dinners whenever they were sitting with Freeze due to not being able to survive in his comfortable choice of temperature.
Together, they began capturing large white diamonds to create a special weapon called a freezing engine that could be used to freeze a whole city.
Freeze decided to freeze Gotham and hold it for ransom until the city founders gave him the billions he needed to complete his research in his cure for Nora.
After escaping Batman and Robin and successfully retrieving a diamond from the Gotham museum, he returned to his hideout and placed it in freezing engine declaring he had one diamond left to make his machine work.
Later Freeze is seen watching home movies of his happy life with Nora before her disease and his accident, one of his thugs interupts him by showing him a newspaper article. He froze him out of annoyance from people talking during the movie untill it got to a scene of him giving Nora a special snowflake necklace as a present. After seeing this, he is even more determined to cure his wife. "One more diamond, my love! One More!"
He eventually reads the newspaper article saying that millionaire Bruce Wayne is donated some diamonds to a Save The Rainforest Charity Ball and decided to steal it.
However this was proved to be a trap for the Dynamic Duo to capture him. He was eventually arrested and imprisoned in Arkham Asylum with his weapons and cryo-suit confiscated.
After he was freed by Poison Ivy and Bane, he rerieved his cyro-suit, but his energy has depleted so they head back to his hideout. However the Dynamic Duo and the police had heard about Freeze's escape and was already there waiting for them. Commissioner Gordon showed Batman and Robin a tape from the Arkham surveillance camera of Freeze's escape and showed them pictures of Ivy and Bane coming back from South America as well as putting ten security guards in the hospital, killing a businessman and stealing his limousine.
After discussing the situation, Batman and Robin found the secret room and saw Nora. After checking the computer they found that Freeze had already found a cure for her disease in it's early stages, but his wife was more advanced and would need more research.
Freeze and Ivy saw the Dynamic Duo from under a floor vent. Ivy agreed to rescue Nora and distract Batman and Robin while Freeze collected his diamonds and weapons.
Freeze arrived in the main room and changed the air conditioning to freeze making the police choke to death as he hated uninvited guests. After a while Commissioner Gordon reached over and set it back to heat. However by then Freeze had already charged up his suit and gathered his weapons together. The Police tried to stop him but Freeze gave one of the officers a kick which sent a whole group of them tumbling down the stairs like a row of dominoes.
Meanwhile Ivy succeeded in turning the Dynamic Duo against each other while Freeze got away safely.
Now that the police knew where his hideout was, Freeze took refuge at Poison Ivy's headquarters at the Turkish Bath House in Blossom Lane where he froze part of her lair for his survival.
Ivy however betrayed him by disconnecting his wife's floatation tank and telling him that Batman was responsible. However Batman eventually found Nora, had her tank restored so that she would still be waiting for Freeze to cure her.
After Freeze was defeated by the Dynamic Duo and their new partner Batgirl, he found out from Batman that his wife was still alive and she would be moved from the secret room to the lab at Arkham Asylum where he could continue his research.
Freeze in turn gave Batman an antidote for his dying friend Alfred to cure stage one of MacGregor Sydrome before he was taken once again to Arkham Asylum where he became a cell mate to Ivy promising to make her life a living hell for what she did to his wife and deceiving him.
- The programme that the thugs watch and sing along to on the screens is "Snow Miser" from the animated movie The Year without Santa Claus, from 1974.