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Minister Blizzard
Minister Blizzard
Debut Wonder Woman v1 #29 (May 1948)
Created by William Moulton Marston
Affiliations Cold Warriors
Abilities Uses weapons to control ice and snow
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History

Professor Chemico of Holliday College creates a climate changing machine which can make hot and cold climates. He plans to use the machine to make the North Pole into a warm fertile area. Queen Snowina of Iceberg-Land learns about the invention and fears the machine will melt her people and their civilization. Her advisor Prime Minister Blizzard convinces Snowina to steal the invention.

Blizzard steals the climate changing machine from Chemico and the Holliday Girls, trapping them in a block of ice. While Wonder Woman rescues the girls, Blizzard uses the machine to create a giant glacier to threaten New York. When Snowina discovers his plan, Blizzard captures her. Blizzard sends the glacier against New York, using the Holliday Girls as hostages to prevent a counterattack. Wonder Woman manages to stop him. The Amazon then makes peace with Snowina, while Blizzard is taken into custody. (Wonder Woman #29)

He appears next in Wonder Woman #162. While walking in Manhattan with Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman suddenly finds that the city has been iced over by a weapon created by Minister Blizzard. Blizzard captures Wonder Woman with her own lasso and begins to carry out his plan to steal Manhattan Island. Wonder Woman is able to create a diversion and cause Blizzard to drop her lasso. Wonder Woman then escapes, rescues Steve, and destroys Blizzard's forces. (Wonder Woman #162)

Minister Blizzard later joins a group of other ice-powered villains. Minister Blizzard, Icicle and Captain Cold joined together in a foray to freeze a small South American country. By creating a miniature "Ice Age" in Ecuador, the three villains distracted the Justice League long enough to stage a crime spree in Gotham City. The capture of the three villains by the Earth-1 counterparts of Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Arrow, and Black Canary failed to end the trouble in Ecuador, leading to the true mastermind who had hired the three cold-based criminals: The Shadow Thief (Justice League of America #139).

Powers and Abilities

Minister Blizzard uses a climate changing machine and an ice gun to control ice and snow.

In other media

Although he did not appear on the Justice League animated series, Minister Blizzard appeared in the comic tie-in Justice League Adventures.

Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold, Killer Frost and a chilling cabal of icy super-villains (including Minister Blizzard) team together as the Cold Warriors. The group attempted a hostile takeover of a small African nation, and were defeated by the Justice League.

The team consisted of Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold, Killer Frost, Minister Blizzard, Cryonic Man, Icicle, Polar Lord (General Eklu of the planet Tharr, homeworld of Polar Boy) and Snowman (a pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths Batman villain).

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