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  • This is a version of Image’s Coldsnap, as adapted for the Marvel Universe.


  • Real Name: Alejandro Barro
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Bernardo Barros (father), Marco Barros (brother)
  • Group Affiliation: Brigade
  • Base Of Operations: Brigade HQ in Malibu, CA
  • Height: 2m Weight: 445kg
  • Eyes: White Hair: N/A

Powers and Abilities

Like all the Barros family members, Coldsnap can breathe underwater and move with ease at any depth. He’s also superhumanly strong and tough (even more so than his brother), covered with a thick layer of ice, and can generate cold an manipulate ice at will.


Alejandro Barros gained his powers as a part of his father’s research. Bernardo Barros, a respected Chilean biologist, had friends in the government and had them finance an expedition in the Pacific. However, when they came above the Atlantean city of Neuport, they were attacked by Atlanteans serving Attuma, who were attempting to get hold of the specialized equipment in the boat.

The survivors were kept to operate the equipment, and the Atlantean gave them water-breathing abilities. Bernardo’s sons, Marco and Alejandro, who had come along with him, were latent mutants and the water-breathing process triggered their respective mutations.

Both thinking their father dead in the boarding, they came back to Chile to enjoy the inheritance. However, the government had other plans for them, and made them into special police officers. After a time, however, the sheer inhumanity of working as Pinochet’s lackeys wore them down, and they were denounced by another, far more ambitious officer.

The Barros brothers were imprisoned for life for refusing to serve the dictator. However, after a several years, they were noticed by Roxxon operatives. The multinational used its considerable influence on the Chilean government to have them freed, and made them a part of its Clandestine Operations section. They are mainstays of the main superhuman strike force left to Roxxon, a team code-named Brigade.


See illustration.


Alejandro Barros spent a large part of his life in prisons, and is a rather coarse individual. Ever since he’s been turned into an ice monster, he’s been mentally traumatized and has antisocial tendencies, being jealous of normal human beings (especially his brother) and rejecting anything that looks like pity toward him.


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Dex: 03 Str: 11 Bod: 09 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation : Operative for Roxxon oil
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth} : 06
Init: 011 HP: 030

Powers: Density Increase: 02, Ice control: 10, Icing: 10, Water freedom*: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Icing is Always On
  • Density Increase is Always On and already factored in

Skills: None

Advantages: None

Connections: Roxxon (Low)

Drawbacks: Strange Appearance

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Alternate version of the character seen in Brigade (Image)

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