Robert "Bobby" Drake was the second member of the original X-Men, recruited at the age of sixteen. Bobby grew tired of never being good enough for Charles Xavier, so he took off. With him leaving, his girlfriend, Lorna Dane decided to come with him.

They lived happily and peacefully for a while, hiding their mutant powers, until they began to argue about using their powers for the good of mankind. According to Bobby, 'Lorna started to sound more and more like Xavier.' One day, he came by her apartment and it was trashed. The only clue he had to what had happened and where Lorna might be was a piece of paper that had the words 'Kirby Glen' on them.

Kirby Glen turned out to be the name of an empty federal storage depot, where Bobby broke in. The X-Men found out about his breaking in and Scott Summers, Wolverine, and Henry McCoy were sent in to apprehend him. They succeeded and took him back to the Institute where Charles, Scott, and Bobby went at it. Charles found out that Bobby intended to go back to the warehouse and activated an anti-gravity chamber, trapping Bobby.

A while later, Hank brought Bobby some food and attempted to talk to him. At first, Bobby refused to talk, but he eventually told Hank about Lorna. Hank tried to persuade Bobby to accept the help Charles offered, but Bobby refused. After Hank left, Jubilee got Bobby out of the Institute, which Hank discovered a minute later.

Bobby and Jubilee went back to the warehouse and attempted to break in again, only to be stopped by a team of mysterious mutants. Bobby woke up, tied next to Jubilee. Bobby used his ice powers to get them out, and just as they were about to leave, the other X-Men, who followed them, got in a fight with Bobby and Jubilee, which resulted in Charles realizing what he had done wrong.

Right as they were about to start figuring something out, the mutants who captured Bobby and Jubilee earlier made an appearance. They fought, with the X-Men beating the other team in the long run, with the X-men realizing that they had been set up after Lorna was revealed to be alright after all.

Forge revealed that he was the leader of the government-run mutant team known as X-Factor. He proceeded to introduce the others known as Havok, Wolfsbane, Quicksilver, Multiple Man, and Strong Man. Forge thought 'a little skirmish with the X-Men might give them some pointers.'

Lorna revealed to Bobby that she was recruited by Forge in Seattle because of her experience with the X-Men, and that if Bobby had known, he would have tried to stop her. As a result, she faked her own disappearance. When Bobby tried to protest this, she told him that when she joined, she also fell in love with Havok, much to his shock and dismay.

After the X-Men left X-Factor and went back to the Institute, the other X-Men tried to get Bobby to stay, especially Jubilee. Bobby said no and walked away, to go back to the life he had before, but not without telling Jubilee that he was 'counting on her to keep this big shot on his toes after he's gone."[1]

Secret Wars

When the Multiverse was destroyed in the last incursion between Earth-616 and Earth-1610, Doctor Doom, with Beyonder's powers, recreated it in the form of Battleworld. Earth-92131 was recreated in the Westchester domain, ruled by Baron Kelly.[2]

The Shadow King realized that in comparison to those other domains, Westchester was a fragile paradise, and set out to ensure its survival by any means. Using the cloned body of Professor X, the Shadow King became Cassandra Nova, and used his new identity to become a politician and establish the Bureau of Super-Powers.[3]

At the Clear Mountain, Cassandra Nova used a form of psychotherapy called the "Mind Field" to brainwash those mutants who arrived to the institute and force them to live in harmony, Iceman was one of those mutants.[4]

After the mutants were freed from the Shadow King control, Iceman helped the X-Men and the X-Force defeat the Ten-Sentinel who was sent to kill Baron Kelly.[5]


Seemingly those of the Robert Drake of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of the Robert Drake of Earth-616.

  • Iceman appeared in the X-Men animated series voiced by Dennis Akayama in the episode "Cold Comfort". In the series, Iceman was seen in many flashbacks which include "Days Of Future Past Part 1", "Proteus Part 1", "Sanctuary Part 1", and "Xavier Remembers".
  • Developed for television by Larry Houston and Frank Squillace.

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