An accountant living in Long Island, William Drake was the father of Bobby Drake, who would go on to become the X-Man Iceman. He did not approve of his son's choice to be a mutant superhero, and was on poor terms with his son for several years.
However, when bigot Graydon Creed ran for the American Presidency, William Drake heckled him during a televised interview, shouting that a Creed presidency would be harmful to American sons and daughters. In a twist, Bobby, who was undercover in the Creed campaign as "Drake Roberts", was in the building at the time, and was immensely proud of his father.
William was subsequently hospitalised by Creed campaign goons, and Bobby, his cover blown, took a leave of absence from the X-Men to help his father recover. He was relatively healed by the time Operation: Zero Tolerance, a plan initiated, ironically, by the death of Graydon Creed.
Normal human male.
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