Masters of Evil
One of twenty-five villains who joined the second Crimson Cowl's Masters of Evil, Icemaster and the other Masters planned to extort billions from the world's governments through their weather-control technology, but their base was infiltrated by the Thunderbolts. The Icemaster, along with the Masters of Evil, was beaten by the Thunderbolts and jailed.
Eventually imprisoned in the Raft, he later escaped when Juggernaut became possessed by the Asgardian entity Kuurth and destroyed the prison. Escaping through a New England town alongside Aftershock, Ember, and Whirlwind, they were opposed by Speedball. When angry townsfolk attacked Speedball, thinking his departure would cause the villains to leave more quickly, the villains made their escape. Following the conclusion of the Serpent's attack on Earth, Speedball gathered his fellow Avengers Academy staff members, along with the students, and confronted Icemaster, Aftershock, and Ember. While the group had the villains on the ropes, it was ultimately the arrival of industrialist Jeremy Briggs that led to the defeat of the villains.
Later incarcerated in an up state New York prison not designed to handle superpowered individuals, Icemaster was part of a large riot amongst the powered prisoners, including Griffin, Schizoid Man and Lightmaster. Initially opposed by a contingent of Guardsmen, the villains were ultimately stopped by the only heroes able to respond to the incident: the X-Men Rogue and Mimic.
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- The appearances in Hostess Fruit Pie adverts was initially uncertain whether the stories were canon to Earth-616. When Icemaster later appeared on Earth-616 the OHoTMU's profile on Icemaster canonized the adverts (sans mentioning Hostess). Spider-Verse #1 had an appearance of a Spider-Man who attempted to feed Morlun an unidentified snack cake before being killed. This reality was assigned to Earth-51914 and the Master List of Universe designation notes: "Represents reality where the stories shown in Hostess cake ads took place as actually shown (specifically with the Hostess products influencing/motivating the heroes and/or villains)". It is unknown if this is a full retcon of the appearances. Since several characters including Icemaster appeared on 616 it is the wiki's current stance that the adverts depicted occurred on Earth-51914 but events similar to the advert's happened on Earth-616 just without the involvement of snack cakes.
- Initially, the ad company wanted the villain of the ad to be named "Iceman," unaware that Iceman was already the name of a superhero. Frank Miller, the ads artist, created Icemaster as a replacement.
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