Secret Six redesigns, part 4 of 6.
I asked you all to pick your favourite of a list of six DC Comics anti-heroes that would form my re-envisioned Secret Six and Killer Frost placed third. Out of 92 votes, Killer Frost received 14 votes.
Since I knew I wanted to shake things up a bit with my version of the Secret Six, that meant including two characters who haven't traditionally been associated with the team. The first is Killer Frost. She's achieved a certain level of recognizability due to her numerous appearances in cartoon adaptations as well as her most recent appearance in the video game "Injustice: Gods Among Us." Personally, I felt Killer Frost would add a unique dynamic to the Secret Six as she would play well off of the others on the team. For this re-envisioned team, I opted to go with the first Killer Frost rather than the more 'famous' second one. Dr. Crystal Frost was a brilliant but mousy physicist who endured unspeakable abuse at the hands of her male co-workers. When Dr. Frost eventually worked up the courage to put an end to her torment, she was confronted by her abusers and was subsequently stuffed into an experimental Cryo-Chamber. However, the laboratory's systems malfunctioned that night and the Cryo-Chamber set off a chain reaction within Dr. Frost's physiology. She survived the experience and became the icy Killer Frost. With her newfound powers, she sought bloody revenge against her co-workers. Despite the brief joy of closure through vengeance that she received upon their deaths, Killer Frost soon discovered she needed to absorb body heat in order to survive. Like a vampire, Frost prowled the streets hunting down men to slay so she could survive. Frost's reputation led to her elevation to supervillain status and frequently tussled with the Justice League. On one of these encounters, she was captured and incarcerated for her crimes. Fortunately for Killer Frost, Talia al Ghul had other plans for the icy femme fatale. Talia broke her out of prison and offered her a chance to take part in her special ops team. Talia promised to relieve Frost of her need for body heat in turn for her services. Frost accepted the offer. As part of the Secret Six, Killer Frost is one of the most dangerous and unpredictable members on the team. Her hatred for men often leads her to taking drastic actions against male opponents and she's particularly chilly towards her male compatriots. Nevertheless, she appears to genuinely enjoy the company of Deadshot and has taken to flirting with him... much to the chagrin of Catman. She also maintains a sadistic relationship with Ragdoll as she takes great pleasure in freezing his various body parts whenever he attempts to flirt with her.
The design I came up with for Killer Frost is a bit of a mix between the Killer Frost I look and the Killer Frost II look. She has the crystalline look of the original Killer Frost and outfits herself with jewels like her but she wears a more revealing costume like the second Killer Frost. I decided to reference Crystal Frost's dress with the neckline and legline of the suit. I also decided to keep the colour scheme as similar to the original Killer Frost as possible. Something I want to do here was make her appear very sharp. You'll notice her hair tapers off into points, she wears earrings that are like knives, her boots are super pointy and her fingers are like claws. It's not the most original design out there for Killer Frost but I'm pleased with the result of what I've been able to do.
Interesting factoid about Killer Frost, the review I did of her character as she appears in "Injustice: Gods Among Us" is my most popular review on my blog. Although, I think that's just because people want to ogle pictures of her though. But who would have thought that of all the women in the game she'd have generated the most views?
Remember, you can check out all the other DC Comics redesigns I've done in my gallery (including the Justice League and Injustice League). Also, the information here is a speculative and creative re-envisioning of the character so it is effectively non-canon.