- Real Name: Donald ‘Donny’ Gill
- AKA: Blizz, Prisoner #1307967, Donnie
- Family: –
- Base of Operation: New York City
- Identity: Public Identity
- Citizenship: American
- Martial Status: Single
- Occupation: Adventurer, former mercenary, professional criminal
- Education: –
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
- Weight: 170 lbs (77.11 kg)
- Eyes: Blue (formerly Brown)
- Hair: Blue (formerly Brown)
- Unusual Feature: White Skin
- Origin: Human with Inhuman lineage activated by a Terrigen Bomb; Tech user
- Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)
He is Iron Man’s coldest villain. (Sorry. Couldn’t resist). Introduced in Iron Man #223 (1987) by David Michelinie, Bob Layton and Mark Bright, Donald is the second criminal to be called Blizzard, given Gregor Shapanka’s (the original Blizzard) suit by Justin Hammer. He would team up with Beetle and Blacklash to become the B-Team and would battle Iron Man under Hammer’s employment. He was eventually convinced to leave Hammer’s service by James Rhodes, then Iron Man but would return to Hammer’s employment soon after, battling the Thunderbolts. He would later work under MODOK and battle the Avengers. Angered at this loss, he would encounter She-Hulk and froze her in a block of ice. However, she would break out of it but because she was having a hard day, she invited him to drink before she handed him over to the Police.
Abner Jenkins (formally Beetle now Mach-IV) convinced him to join the Thunderbolts. He tried to change and become a hero, but he was eventually benched by Songbird. He would return to the team after Zemo took over but would later return to crime. He teamed up with Whirlwind and rob banks, before being recruited by Spymaster to rob Stark Industries. However, Donald would collapse and awaken to discover that he was in fact of Inhuman descent, having been exposed to the Terrigen Mist, having his skin turning blue/white and gaining ice powers. He was forced to take part in the robbery but when it was discovered that this was a plan by the Kree warrior, Captain Atlas, he teamed up with Iron Man to stop him. He was taken into SHIELD custody after.
He was later hired by the Assassin Guild to track down and capture Elektra. Wanting revenge against Iron Man for leaving him in SHIELD’s custody, he learnt that Iron Man was in China and froze the Great Wall to lure him but was defeated by Starbrand and Nightmask. He would team up with Nitro and Gravitron, all three possessed by Entropy, Explosion and Gravitation, to defeat the pair but were defeated. They were taken into SHIELD custody and sent to Pleasant Hill, a SHIELD prison that used a sentient Cosmic Cude to rewrite their memories in order to live a normal life. He took part in the escape and battle against the Avengers. He would later be seen in the Hood recruitment but objected to Hood’s revenge plan to kill the prison guard’s family. He was later recruited by Korvac when he wanted to become a God.
Blizzard is a classic Iron Man villain, but little known outside of that, being known more for his appearance as one of Mandarin’s minions in the 90’s cartoon, as well as a few appearances in other Iron Man cartoons. He would receive a few figures over the years. He was originally part of the original line-up for the Jubilee mini-baf wave, but all that wave was cancelled, and the figures (except Songbird) moved to other waves. This figure would see a release as part of the Age Of Ultron Hulk buster wave.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster wave – Marvel’s Blizzard
- This is Blizzard as he originally appeared, under the service of Justin Hammer. It is currently being debated whether he was given the first Blizzard’s suit or if this is a close (and redesigned) version. However, up until he gained his Inhuman powers, this is what was used to give him his ice powers.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- This is a figure you may want for your Iron Man villain’s shelf. While he has battled a few more heroes, he is most notable for being an Iron man villain. You can also get him for a Thunderbolts shelf, given he has a good period on the team.
- Does it need a remake?:
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.
Universe: Prime Universe (Earth-616)