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The Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: Mr. Freeze by kinjamin The Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: Mr. Freeze by kinjamin
So some people on on the internets criticized me for straying from the Nolan "formula".. (because you know, they're friends with him or something.) So in good faith, I decided to take that input and completely throw it out the window. Ha - they're reeeeeeaaaally going to hate this piece. I presented both the past Victor (that faced Bruce), and the future Victor that will eventually face the new Batman..

Some notes..

- All jokes aside, high-end robotics are not that far off. We live in an age where drones and Big Dogs exist. Robotics to assist the disabled is not just some pipe dream. That being said, all my reference to the robotic bits were from actual current day robot armatures. I didnít want to go the more sci-fi route and have pretty glowy panels everywhere (although thereís nothing wrong with that)

- Took a lot of cues from the animated series. Notably the 'Cold Comfort' episode where eventually, Victor isn't even human anymore.

- I know Nora survives in all her current incarnations, but I felt the tragedy of 'Heart of Ice' was that the viewer assumed Nora was dead (or was doomed regardless) - plus taking her out of the equation puts Victor on a spiraling downward path.

- Those are plastic prosthetics on Victor's jaw and ear. Took another cue from the concept art of Arkham City where pieces of Victor had fallen off from frostbite. They didn't go that route, but I liked the idea. And since this is a colder almost lifeless version of Freeze, I found it fitting.

- The 'nine' unconfirmed sightings of Batman is not some arbitrary number. I wanted to parallel the Twelve Labors of Heracles. (I'm counting the trilogy as three Labors.. hence there being nine Labors left).

- Really like the concept of the 2nd flashback panel where Bane is eerily looking at an almost mirror- image of himself in a deteriorating Fries. I ALMOST wanted to imply that future Mr. Freeze is not Victor - and is actually a preserved Bane using Victor's cryogenic tech. Oh I guess I just did. Ha! Kidding! Or am I?

Wanted to put this out on the day of the Blu-ray release of TDKR. But this is also kind of a holiday piece.. but I believe I have another one for Christmas next. Hopefully.

EDIT: I should also note that although I didn't realize it at first, I may have been inspired by ChasingArtwork's Gears version of Freeze.. [link]
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BlackMask2002 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Squelette ._.
Bien dessiner ;)
BigManD88 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Holy crap. Poor Victor. 
AsuraSyn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"This is how I'll always remember you--- surrounded by winter, forever young, forever beautiful. Rest well, my love."
That was when I fell in love with Victor Fries.
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
The Monster who took you from me will learn that Revenge is a dish best served cold
AsuraSyn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Truly one of, if not THE, most touching and epic Batman villains of all time.
Gojira012 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Of course I never really liked that whole take his head off put it on Spider legs thing
VillainElsa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
me neither though if I got to make an animated batman show eventually I would in corporate that only use real science instead of Marvin the Martian Sciance
AsuraSyn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that was just... wrong. I mean effing up Victor like that... dick move.
He was epic in Beyond though, once he got his new body.
Drahaka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
He was an epic villian till the end.(well at least in Batman beyond,in other media he is alive and kicking)
TheDawrkKnight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Hey Kinjamim are you he artist of this picture? [link] I'm just crisis bc the art style looks a lot like yours, aside from your depiction, Emily beaals hipster dc girls an this specific picture I just linked ...I have not seen any better animated versions of the dark knight and his rogues galleries than what I mentioned, your, Beals and that pic...
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