Feat: Mr. Freeze, ‘Batman: Mr. Freeze’ #1

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MISTER FREEZE (VICTOR FRIES)
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In ‘Batman: Mr. Freeze’ (1997) #1, Mr. Freeze performs an energy projection feat. In a flashback, Mister Freeze remembers his battle against Batman and Robin. During the battle, Robin is frozen by Mister Freeze’s Cold Gun.

How much energy projection does it take for Mister Freeze to freeze the 57 kg Robin with his Cold Gun?

In 'Batman: Mister Freeze' (1997) #1, Mister Freeze freezes Robin with his Cold Gun.
In ‘Batman: Mr. Freeze’ (1997) #1, Mr. Freeze performs an energy projection feat. During the battle, Robin is frozen by Mister Freeze’s Cold Gun. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN THE ISSUE, MISTER FREEZE BLASTED HIS COLD GUN AT ROBIN TURNING HIM INTO FROSTBITE.

IMPORTANTLY, MISTER FREEZE GENERATED -8959505.1 JOULES OF HEAT CAPACITY. SIMILARLY, THE EQUIVALENT OF 803.603118317 TIMES THE POWER OUTPUT OF NEW YORK CITY’S 6TH AVE. SKYSCRAPER.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

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In the issue, Mister Freeze froze Robin with his Cold Gun.

In our calculations, we will use the fact that the Cold Gun gives frostbite.

MISTER FREEZE’S COLD GUN


In ‘Batman: Mr. Freeze’ (1997) #1, Batman has recovered Mister Freeze’s Cold Gun. Successfully, he reverses the defrosting process of the Cold Gun. In the end, Robin is restored.

In 'Batman: Mister Freeze' (1997) #1, Batman reverse-engineers Mister Freeze's Cold Gun's defrosting to save Robin and Gotham City.
In ‘Batman: Mr. Freeze’ (1997) #1, Batman reverse-engineers Mister Freeze’s Cold Gun’s defrosting to save Robin and Gotham City. AP Photo/DC Comics.

To sum, Mister Freeze’s Cold Gun turns individuals into ice by giving them frostbite. Then, we will use this statement to calculate Robin’s frostbite.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

In the graphic novel, Mister Freeze gave Robin frostbite with his Cold Gun. As a matter of fact, NHS defines frostbite as damage to skin and tissue as a result of exposure to temperatures below -0.55C° (31F).

Let’s calculate the heat capacity required to lower body temperature from 37C° to -0.55C°. First, “Chapter 95 Cold Weather Survival Time” states water has a specific heat of 4186 J/kg C°. Second, the equation to calculate the heat capacity is:

\begin{equation*} Q = mc\Delta T \end{equation*}

Q = mcΔT = (57 kg)(4186 J/kg C°)(-0.55C° – 37C°) = -8959505.1 J.

ENERGY PROJECTION

To sum, Mister Freeze generated -8959505.1 J of heat capacity. Moreover, Mister Freeze had to generate a negative City Level of Energy Projection since he likely hit Robin with a blast 803.603118317 times greater than the power output of 6th Ave. New York skyscraper.

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Calculations for Mr. Freeze, ‘Batman: Mr. Freeze’ #1

Specific Heat H2O = 4186 J/kg C°.
New York Skyscraper Power Output = (40137000 J/s*1 hr)/(3600 s/1 hr) = 11149.1666667 J.

Q = mcΔT = (57 kg)(4186 J/kg C°)(-0.55C° – 37C°) = -8959505.1 J.
Comparison = (8959505.1 J)/(11149.1666667 J)= 803.603118317.

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SOURCES

Batman: Mr. Freeze #1 in Comic Vine.
Overview-Frostbite in NHS.
CHAPTER 95 COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL TIME in Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism.

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