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Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-80324) human (baseline Terran) mutate
Occupation: Espionage and field agent
Group Membership: Interplanetary Security Agency (ISA), ISA Strike Squad (Fire, Razor)
Affiliations: Formerly Paradox
Enemies: Paradox, Saturnian rebels
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Presumably mobile through
Earth's solar system, Reality-80324;
last active on Titan, moon of Saturn, Reality-80324
First Appearance: Bizarre Adventures#30 (February, 1982)
Powers/Abilities: Ice had unspecified telempathic (telepathy/mind-reading and empathy/emotion sensing) abilities. Her psychic abilities allowed her to function normally in the physical world, even though she had no external eyes, ears, or nose. Pained by others' injuries, Ice generally stayed out of active contact, though she stayed at the forefront of search/investigations to scan for others.
Approximately 5'6"(she appeared a couple inches shorter than Razor, however
tall she is)
Weight: Approximately 130 lbs. (based on the above)
Eyes: No external eyes (either covered by a membrane, or she didn't have any at all)
(Bizarre Adventures#30 (fb) - BTS) - The woman who would become Ice received her powers from the Interplanetary Security Agency (ISA).
(Bizarre Adventures#30 (fb) - BTS) - Ice joined an ISA Strike Squad including fellow ISA mutates Fire and Razor, the latter of whom became her lover.
(Bizarre Adventures#30 (fb) - BTS) - Fire, Ice, and Razor worked together for a sufficiently long time to become familiar and comfortable together.
(Bizarre Adventures#30 (fb) - BTS) - ISA Central informed their strike squad that a contact would come to lead them on Titan in investigating a rebellion amongst the servant species and suspicion that there was a mole in the ISA.
(Bizarre Adventures#30 (fb) - BTS) - Fire worked as bartender at an unspecified bar on Titan, and Ice and Razor posed as customers.
(Bizarre Adventures#30) - On Titan, Paradox adopted Saturnian form and entered a bar where Fire was serving as bartender, leading to confrontations with the other patrons, as there were rules against the "Servant Species" attending the same bars as baseline Terrans. Fire eventually blew his cover frying an abusive Terran's face and then siding with the "Saturnian" against the multiple attackers.
Ice sensed and then voiced to Razor that the "Saturnian" was not what he seemed. Reminding Ice she couldn't physically see him, Razor queried what else he could be. When Ice responded "our contact.", Razor trusted her abilities and guided Ice away from the conflict and told her to stay out of danger while Razor joined the conflict. When Ice complained about telempathically feeling Razor's assault upon their opponents, Fire encourage Ice to screen it out, as it was the only way she would survive. Razor subsequently told Fire that Ice had said the "Saturnian" was their contact, the one ISA Central had said would come lead them.
After their victory, Paradox said, "Thank thee, Terrans for aiding an alien," but Ice stated that he was both an alien and not. Fire questioned this statement, and Ice noted "this one is many." Paradox was impressed that she could see that without eyes, and when she confirmed "without eyes I can see all.," Paradox revealed his nature as a metamorph and confirmed himself to be their operations leader, Paradox.
A "few phases later," having melded into the Titanian substrata to surreptitiously gather information on rebel operations, Paradox led the ISA Strike Squad to a warehouse in which the food stores smuggled off Mercury by the rebels were allegedly being hidden. Calling Ice, "Ice Darling," Paradox asked her to scan the warehouse; irritated, "Razor" asked why the "darling," but Ice told her, "don't be jealous, not now...I need to concentrate" (see comments). When Paradox revealed he was a result of ISA genetic engineering, a surprised Fire revealed that he, Ice, and Razor had been similarly mutated and that he sometimes wondered -- since they weren't exactly human anymore -- whether he, Ice, and Razor didn't deep down have some sympathy for the rebellion. Paradox enigmatically responded, "Do you now?" When Ice noted that she sensed strangeness...vegetable vibration...sentient-thoughts...plants, but not any thinking life-forms; and Fire wondered if the mole might have tipped the rebels to their raid and that the rebels might have fled, leaving behind their food stores. As the Strike Squad approached the warehouse, Fire asked if Ice sensed anything, and she confirmed only plant impressions. Paradox lagged behind and then leapt to the upper levels to enter through a window, while Razor asked Ice what was bothering her; when she answered "Paradox," Razor acknowledged that he bothered her, too. Ice clarified that her problem was that since initial time she had touched his mind, Paradox had not let her back inside; she was used to knowing what everyone was thinking and feeling. Unaware of Paradox's separation, Razor and Ice gathered behind Fire as he burnt a hole through a wall with his hand, all the time reminding Ice to keep scanning so there wouldn't be any surprises when they got in.
Upon entering, they saw many rows of massive tanks of food, which Fire prepared to incinerate, but Ice suddenly sensed the rebels present before she was killed by a rebel's blaster. As the rebel Saturnians confronted them, Razor embraced her dead lover, noting that she may have loved Ice because Ice couldn't see at all, while Razor saw through killing lenses. On a fallen Saturnian, Fire identified a mindscreen, which is what had blocked Ice's scans. After Paradox took out numerous Saturnians, he instructed Fire to burn them a path out of their; when Razor, carrying Ice's body, told him of Ice's fate, he told her that he knew.
Razor reminded Paradox, and ultimately Paradox confessed to be the mole and slew Fire. Paradox revealed to Razor his sympathies to the servant species, brought on by the fatal torture of his lover Catherine DeLys. Razor noted that act to be as bad as Paradox's betrayal of Fire and Ice, which had cost her a lover as well, but Paradox apologetically noted that he couldn't allow the Strike Squad to upset the rebellion's plans. Paradox secretly slew and impersonated Razor, making her appear the victor. Ice's body was left behind.
(Bizarre Adventures#30 - BTS) - The next phase, "Razor" caused the Emperor's death before revealing "herself" to be Paradox, who believed that the Terrans and Colonials would ultimately be forced to regard each other as equals and develop a new society.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Mike Vosberg, and Joe Jusko.
It is unrevealed whether Ice lost her eyes/ears/nose in an injury sustained in ISA service, or whether she lost them as result of her ISA mutation. Given that she was an ISA agent before her mutation, it seems unlikely that she was born without those structures, as lacking sight, hearing, and smell may have hampered her effectiveness a bit.
The image to the right comes from the cover, by a different artist. The woman at the bottom is meant to be Ice. Her face and hair style look a bit different, but she's the closest of the three to their appearances within the story. Artistic license, I'd guess.
So, in a nutshell, the ISA employed Paradox to lead the ISA Strike Squad in uncovering a mole, stopping rebels plots, and protecting the Emperor. However, Paradox actually was the mole, and he facilitated the Strike Squad's deaths while making it appear the rebellion had been smashed.
It's not clear whether Razor had a right to be jealous or not. Where Paradox being his usual familiar/friendly self, or did he find some time to get busy with the mostly faceless woman? The world may never know...
Thanks to MarvellousLuke for the image clean-up!
Profile by Snood.
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images: (without ads)
Bizarre Adventures#30 cover (colored image...though it doesn't quite look like her) - by Jeff Easley
story pg. 14, panel 5 (main image/seated with Razor) - had to crop it a bit at the top due to the explicit calendar on the wall just above them...
pg. 18, panel 5 (face - actually Paradox mimicking her);
panel 10 (exiting with Razor; Ice on our right)
pg. 20, panel 2 (ISA uniform, death);
panel 4 (ISA uniform, with Razor)
Bizarre Adventures#30 (February, 1982) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Mike Vosberg (penciler), Joe Jusko (inker), Dennis O'Neil (editor)
Last updated: 05/19/14
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