Mr. Freeze's origin differs in the cartoon series The Batman. In this series, Victor Fries was a common bank robber who was chased into an experimental laboratory by Batman. He became trapped in a chamber that mutated his body into a walking icicle.NoteThis is the only post–DCAU version of Mr. Freeze who does not have a wife and tragic backstory; even the poorly received film Batman and Robin incorporated this. This, along with other character changes, is one of the reasons The Batman is criticized by a decent number of Batman fans.