Mr. Freeze (real name Lim Bo Seng, born 4 April 1909; died 15 October 1978) was a Singaporean superhero and revolutionary who is best known for leading an underground resistance against the Japanese during World War II. In 1989, he was pronounced a "Defender of the Realm" by His Majesty Lee Kwan Yew, and is revered as a folk hero by the Singaporean people in their national rap anthem.
Lim Bo Seng was born in Guangzhou, China to Lim Kee Yeng, the owner of Lim's Cryogenics and Frozen Food Market. Political turmoil in his home country forced the elder Lim to take his business further afield. In 1912, Lim Kee Yeng and his family settled in Singapore, where the government was very interested in his business. Lim Bo Seng was educated at Raffles Institution, where he developed his characteristic sense of vanity and his icy hatred of all things amusing.
In 1933, while on a routine trip in neighboring Malaysia, Lim Kee Yeng was stabbed to death by a powerful Malaysian business cartel using icicles that they than used to cool their drinks. As a result, Lim Bo Seng was forced to take over his father's business, vowing the protect his family and all Singaporeans from the wrath of Singapore-haters, of which there are many.
Life as a Force 101 Veteran
In 1942, the Japanese launched their first Gundam strike against Singapore, effectively curb stomping the island's defenses within minutes. Shortly after the Japanese set up their provincial government in Singapore, peace-keeping flying drone robots known as Bat Men were utilized for the purposes of maintaining law and order in the streets of Singapore, piloted by the cybernetic brains of bed stricken war veterans. The cybernetic drones, however, were hastily recycled from junked Japanese airplanes and recycled robot parts, and the low resolution on the television cameras of the precision-guided munitions resulted in the killing of countless innocent civilians as one of their many "fatal system errors". The Japanese refused to entertain any complaints regarding the drones, commenting that they were an effective method of "right-sizing" the country.
In response to the killings, Lim Bo Seng and a few of his friends founded Force 101, an underground group of rebels dedicated to combating the Bat Man menace. Although Force 101 was effective in using guerrilla tactics to disable the robots, Force 101's secret hideout was eventually discovered, and many of them were nearly wiped off the face of the earth from the skies above. Lim himself barely survived, mortally wounded. He was rescued by some of his homies and taken to a Lim's Cryogenics and Frozen Food Market, where he asked to be put into a yet-untested stasis tube until super science one day found the cure to multiple gun shot wounds.
Although apprehensive at first, his friends agreed. Three weeks later, Lim Bo Seng emerged as Mr. Freeze - the life maintaining snow cone machine had grafted itself to Lim's body, mutating his body and giving him superhuman durability and the ability to fire weaponised ice beams. With his new powers, he single-handedly put the imperial Bat Men on ice, fighting alongside Lee Kwan Yew to expel the Japanese from Singapore.
After the War
Mr. Freeze joined the A*Star Program as a Special Adviser on Superhuman Research, fighting alongside Captain Singapore for many years. Mr. Freeze finally met his match in 1978, where he encountered Pirate Nun while on a mission to Ohio. Three Singaporeans were arrested for attempting to set fire to a Catholic Church because they found no depictions of Lee Kwan Yew within it.