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Icicle (Flash character) (DC Comics) (Doyle Christie)

Icicle

(Doyle Christie)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

*This* Icicle is a descendant of the original, Joar Makent. If you’re not familiar with Makent’s career, it is prolly best to read his profile first.

She was glimpsed in 1991. The intent was for her to launch a career as half-heroic Flash character, but nothing actually happened.

Thus, this profile is thus chiefly intended as a seed, for those needing a completely unused character who’s solidly planted in the DC Universe and has a published appearance.

As you can imagine the game stats are almost entirely speculative, and the numbers for the equipment are simply copied over from our Icicle (Joar Makent) entry.


Background

  • Real Name: Doyle Christie.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Donald Makent (father, deceased), James Christie (brother, deceased, briefly the Icicle), Annie MacDonald Makent (grandmother, deceased), Lenora MacDonald (great-aunt), Captain Elihu MacDonald (great-great-grandfather, deceased), Judith MacDonald (great-great-grandmother, deceased), James Louis McDonald (great-grandfather, deceased), great-grandmother (name unrevealed, heiress of the Froz-O-Food fortune), Dr. Joar Makent aka the Icicle (grandfather, deceased), Cameron Makent aka the Icicle (uncle).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations:
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Eyes: Dark blue Hair: Black


Powers & Abilities

Doyle Christie seemed to be in good shape, with decent reflexes and an assertive personality.

She was oddly nonchalant about cold weather. Christie ran around in a négligée in the middle of a snowstorm without any apparent discomfort. She also survived being encased in solid ice, though she would have suffocated normally.

Whether this was artistic licence or a low-key super-power (gained much like her uncle Cameron’s) is unknown. Our game stats assume that she has a small degree of superhuman immunity to cold.

She wields a cold ray gun (a spare weapon from her grandfather’s arsenal) and a refurbished Icicle uniform. She also has two ex-CIA henchmen code-named Fahrenheit and Centigrade. DC Heroes players can check out article about bodyguards for stats ideas.

Christie’s most powerful ability is that she owns a large share of superconductors giant Makent Enterprises, making her very wealthy. She’s aware of the power that this means, and does not hesitate to wield it.


History

Doyle Christie is the granddaughter of Golden Age villain the Icicle (Dr. Joar Makent) – specifically the daughter of Makent’s older son Donald. Why she and her brother James were not Makents but Christies was never explained.

Doyle and James’ mother was never seen or referenced. One gets the impression that she was deceased by the time her children reached adulthood.

Doyle’s activities are unrevealed. She clearly was rich, though, and her remarks indicate that she enjoyed an idle life of pleasure. Though she enjoyed bragging about that, it apparently left her somewhat dissatisfied.

The money might have come from her father. He stated that he was an international trader, but may have actually been an arms merchant or other shady type. As to James, he was a famous — and famously arrogant — race car driver.

Reading of the will

After the elderly Dr. Makent died, Doyle Christie was present along with her brother James. The family was assembled to be shown the Icicle’s will. Though she was initially confident, seeing the video testament made her furious.

Makent considered that his descendants were a bunch of scoundrels, and that the MacDonalds were as useless as they were dishonest. Thus, he had made the Flash (Wally West) an integral part of his testament to ensure that his fortune would not be used for nefarious purposes.

The unstable James reacted even more badly. He stole a spare costume and ice gun from Makent’s underground headquarter. Then he set out to murder the other beneficiaries of the will.

Special snowflake

James shot his own sister, but the Flash saved her by melting the ice at super-speed. Though Christie was furious about West’s involvement in the inheritance, the two shared a degree of attraction. They teamed up to expose the killer.

James murdered other relatives. He briefly had the upper hand against the Fastest Man Alive until his sister, also using Icicle equipment, intervened.

Though they were by now on sort-of-friendly terms, Doyle intended to fight Wally nail and tooth to deny him his part of the Makent assets, as she was now the main inheritor. With the help of his friend the Pied Piper (Hartley Rathaway), West made Christie realise the good that the money could do.

Half-persuaded and half-shamed by this tactic, Christie abandoned the legal battle that was about to begin. Meanwhile West set up his part of the inheritance as a charity over which he had no authority.

We don’t need another hero

Wanting to have a more active role in life, filthy rich even after letting West have his share, and having access to Makent’s equipment, Christie become a new Icicle.

She also hired two CIA agents, whom she code-named Centigrade and Fahrenheit, to be her henchmen. And quite possibly trainers and advisors.

Wanting to continue associating with West, Christie offered him an improbable partnership. The Flash and Icicle would team up to save lives, and the Icicle would loot any money they came across while the Flash turned a blind eye.

This never went anywhere, and Doyle was not seen again.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Doyle Christie is particularly assertive. She is proud to project a mix of intelligence, confidence, sensuality and professionalism.

She also had an amoral vibe, but that didn’t seem to go very deep. She boasted about her decadent and greedy mores. Yet she wasn’t willing to oppose money that could have been hers going to charity after she was exposed to the people who needed the help.

On the other hand she’s not an idealist. Christie wants to benefit from her actions in some way (preferably money).

Doyle is courageous and, despite her young-lady-of-leisure image, seems to have a good endurance and pain tolerance.


Quotes

“I’m James’ ever so slightly decadent older sister, Doyle. We can talk more about me over dinner.”

(Angrily) “I’m not afraid of anything !”

(Semi-sarcastically) “I figure my life will have a purpose, if I dress up in a costume and fight crime.”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Icicle (Doyle Christie)

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation:Thrill
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Independently wealthy
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 014
Init: 010 HP: 010

Powers:
Cold immunity: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Cold immunity is Innate.

Skills:
Evasion (Ranged only): 04, Vehicles (Land): 03, Weaponry (Cold ray gun): 04

Advantages
Sidekicks (Fahrenheit and Centigrade).

Connections:
None demonstrated.

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated.

Equipment:

  • INSULATED SUIT [BODY 06, Cling: 01, Cold immunity: 08, Limitation: Cling only works on ice].
  • Cold Ray Gun Mk2 [BODY 04, Friction control: 08, Glue: 11, Ice production: 12, Paralysis: 06, Suspension: 06, Weather control: 05, R#2, Bonuses & Limitations:
    • All Powers are Contingent Upon Ice Production.
    • Friction control only to lower friction.
    • Paralysis has Multi-Attack 1.
    • Suspension can be Combined with Paralysis (but can only be used in this way).
    • Weather Control cannot make the weather hotter, and is only active as long as the ray is shot at the sky over the area – normal weather will gradually reassert itself when this stops].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Universe (Flash (1987 series) #56-58, 1991).

Helper(s): Darci.

Writeup completed on the 2nd of December, 2013.

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