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:''For other uses of "Killer Frost", see [[Killer Frost (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''For other uses of "Killer Frost", see [[Killer Frost (disambiguation)]].''
 
 
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|species=Meta-humans
 
|species=Meta-humans
 
|status= Deceased
 
|status= Deceased
|occupation= Criminal
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|occupation= Criminal <small>(formerly)</small><br>Medical student <small>(formerly)</small>
|affiliation= {{F|Team Flash|(briefly)}}<br>{{F|page=Zoom's meta-human group|Zoom's group|(formerly)}}
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|affiliation= {{F|Team Flash|(briefly)}}<br>{{F|Zoom's meta-human group|(formerly)}}
|family= {{F|page=Caitlin Snow's mother|Unnamed|(mother; estranged)}}<br/>{{F|Charlie|(brother; deceased)}}<br/>{{F|page=Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|Ronnie Raymond|(husband; deceased)}}
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|family= {{F|page=Caitlin Snow's mother|Unnamed|(mother)}}<br/>{{F|Charlie Snow|(brother; deceased)}}<br/>{{F|page=Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|Ronnie Raymond|(husband; deceased)}}
|homeuniverse= Earth Two
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|homeuniverse= Earth-2
 
|alterego= Killer Frost
 
|alterego= Killer Frost
 
|actor= {{F|Danielle Panabaker}}
 
|actor= {{F|Danielle Panabaker}}
|show= The Flash
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|show= The Flash (The CW)
 
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{{Quote|If you knew me at all, you would know that I hate the name Caitlin. I'm Killer Frost!|Caitlin to [[Barry Allen]]|Welcome to Earth-2}}
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{{Quote|If you knew me at all, you would know that I hate the name Caitlin. I'm Killer Frost!|Caitlin Snow to [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry Allen]]|Welcome to Earth-2}}
   
'''Caitlin Snow''' (died April 26, 2016), better known as '''Killer Frost''', was a [[meta-human]] from [[Earth Two]] with the ability to unleash frozen air from her hands. She was also the wife of the late [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|Ronnie Raymond]]. She was formerly an ally of [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]] and a former reluctant ally of [[Team Flash]].
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'''Caitlin Snow''' (died April 26, 2016), also known as '''Killer Frost''', was a [[Meta-humans|meta-human]] criminal from [[Earth-2]] who gained powers of cryokinesis from the [[S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator (Earth-2)|S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator]] explosion. Caitlin was the wife of the late [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|Ronnie Raymond]], the estranged daughter of an [[Caitlin Snow's mother|unnamed woman]], and the sister of the late [[Charlie Snow]]. She was also a former enforcer of [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]]'s [[Zoom's meta-human group|meta-human group]] and a brief reluctant ally of [[Team Flash]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
Caitlin had a brother named [[Charlie]] who eventually died, leaving her [[Caitlin Snow's mother|mother]] "cold". She later went to medical school, but rarely studied and around 2013, she flunked out and had to move back in with her mother. Not long after, Caitlin was affected by [[Harrison Wells (Earth Two)|Harrison Wells]]' [[S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator (Earth Two)|S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator]], giving her cryokinetic abilities.<ref name="Back to Normal">{{Ep|Back to Normal}}</ref>
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Caitlin Snow had a brother named [[Charlie Snow|Charlie]] who eventually died, leaving [[Caitlin Snow's mother|her mother]] "cold". She later went to medical school, but rarely studied and around 2013, Caitlin flunked out and had to move back in with her mother. Not long after, Caitlin was affected by [[Harrison Wells (Earth-2)|Harrison Wells]]' [[S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator (Earth-2)|S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator]], giving her cryokinetic abilities.<ref name="Back to Normal">{{Ep|Back to Normal}}</ref>
   
Since then, Caitlin cut off all ties to her past life and began calling herself "Killer Frost", refusing to use her real name. Even so much as hearing it made her angry. At one point in her life, Caitlin met and married [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|Ronnie Raymond]], a fellow meta-human criminal with pyrokinetic abilities. The two of them worked as [[Hunter Zolomon |Zoom]]'s enforcers in [[Central City (Earth Two)|Central City]] under the latter's right-hand man, [[Francisco Ramon|Francisco Ramon/Reverb]].<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2">{{Ep|Welcome to Earth-2}}</ref> Caitlin was also associated with [[Laurel Lance (Earth Two)|Laurel Lance/Black Siren]], a high-ranking lieutenant of Zoom.<ref name="Invincible">{{Ep|Invincible}}</ref>
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Since then, Caitlin cut off all ties to her past life and began calling herself "Killer Frost", refusing to use her real name; even so much as hearing it made her angry. At one point in her life, Caitlin met and married [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|Ronnie Raymond]], a fellow meta-human criminal with pyrokinetic abilities. The two of them were recruited into the villainous speedster [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]]'s [[Zoom's meta-human group|army]] and acted as his enforcers in [[Central City (Earth-2)|Central City]] under the latter's right-hand man, [[Francisco Ramon|Francisco Ramon/Reverb]].<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2">{{Ep|Welcome to Earth-2}}</ref> Caitlin was also associated with [[Laurel Lance (Earth-2)|Laurel Lance/Black Siren]], Zoom's top lieutenant.<ref name="Invincible">{{Ep|Invincible}}</ref>
   
===The arrival of Earth One Flash===
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===The arrival of Earth-1 Flash===
 
[[File:Deathstorm and Killer Frost kiss.png|thumb|left|250px|Caitlin and Ronnie kiss.]]
 
[[File:Deathstorm and Killer Frost kiss.png|thumb|left|250px|Caitlin and Ronnie kiss.]]
After Reverb sensed that his doppelgänger, along with other [[Earth One]] residents, had arrived on Earth Two, Caitlin and Ronnie searched for them. The two went to [[Jitterbugs]] and interrogated the people, asking if any of them were in the wrong universe. Suddenly, [[Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris West]] pulled out her gun and attempted to arrest them. As Caitlin moved to attack her, Earth One [[Barry Allen]] (disguised as his [[Barry Allen (Earth Two)|Earth Two counterpart]]) attempted to reason with her, calling her Caitlin, to which she replied she no longer went by that name. Caitlin then fired icicles at Barry and Iris, who used a table as a shield. After Ronnie critically injured [[Joe West (Earth Two)|Joseph West]], Caitlin and Ronnie were brought outside by Barry while Iris was distracted by her father, revealing he was the Flash. Caitlin attempted to kill the Flash with icicles but failed and told her husband to do so and watched the battle, turned on. The Flash used a helmet from a statue of [[Hunter Zolomon|Jay Garrick]] to redirect one of Ronnie's blasts towards Caitlin, injuring her. She was taken away and tended to by Ronnie.
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After Reverb sensed that [[Cisco Ramon|his doppelgänger]], along with other [[Earth-1]] residents, had arrived on Earth-2, Caitlin and Ronnie searched for them. The two broke into [[Jitterbugs]] and interrogated its patrons. Suddenly, Detective [[Iris West-Allen (Earth-2)|Iris West-Allen]] pulled out her gun and attempted to arrest them. As Caitlin moved to attack her, Earth-1 [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry Allen]] (disguised as his [[Barry Allen (Earth-2)|Earth-2 counterpart]]) attempted to reason with her, calling her Caitlin, to which she replied she no longer went by that name. Caitlin then fired icicles at Barry and Iris, who used a table as a shield. After Ronnie critically injured [[Joseph West]], Caitlin and Ronnie were brought outside by Barry while Iris was distracted by her father, revealing he was the Flash. Caitlin attempted to kill the Flash with icicles but failed and told her husband to do so, becoming turned on while watching their battle. The Flash used a helmet from a statue of "[[Hunter Zolomon|Jay Garrick]]" to redirect one of Ronnie's blasts towards Caitlin, injuring her. She was then taken away and tended to by Ronnie.
   
 
[[File:Killer Frost and Deathstorm.png|thumb|right|250px|Killer Frost and Deathstorm confront Iris, Lawton and Vibe.]]
 
[[File:Killer Frost and Deathstorm.png|thumb|right|250px|Killer Frost and Deathstorm confront Iris, Lawton and Vibe.]]
Later, Caitlin and Ronnie were approached by Iris, [[Floyd Lawton (Earth Two)|Floyd Lawton]], and [[Cisco Ramon|Cisco Ramon/Vibe]], Reverb's doppelgänger, but Caitlin forced them to stand down and drop their weapons. When Iris expressed anger at the duo for her father's death, they were unrepentant. When Reverb revealed himself, Caitlin was annoyed that he tried to get Cisco to join him instead of just turning him over to Zoom but Reverb silenced her with a threat. Suddenly, the Flash appeared and incapacitated Caitlin, Ronnie and Reverb. Iris wounded Caitlin with Cisco's special weapon, much to Ronnie's fury. Reverb and Ronnie eventually overpowered the Flash and began continuously hitting him despite Caitlin's warning that Zoom wanted the Flash unharmed. Just then, Zoom arrived and quickly killed Ronnie and Reverb, much to Caitlin's horror. He then grabbed Caitlin by the throat but spared her, stating he was happy to see that she knew her place. After Zoom sped off with the Flash, Caitlin ran toward her husband's body but soon took off in grief.<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
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Later, Caitlin and Ronnie were approached by Iris, Detective [[Floyd Lawton (Earth-2)|Floyd Lawton]], and Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Reverb's doppelgänger, but Caitlin forced them to stand down and drop their weapons. Iris expressed anger at the duo for her father's death, but they were unrepentant. When Reverb revealed himself, Caitlin was annoyed that he tried to get Cisco to join him and suggested they should just turn the intruders over to Zoom but Reverb silenced her with a threat. Suddenly, the Flash appeared and incapacitated Caitlin, Ronnie, and Reverb. Iris wounded Caitlin with the [[Anti-Killer Frost Derringer]], much to Ronnie's fury. Reverb and Ronnie eventually overpowered the Flash and began continuously hitting him. Caitlin urged them to cease fire, warning that Zoom wanted the Flash unharmed. Just then, Zoom arrived and quickly killed Ronnie and Reverb, much to Caitlin's horror. Zoom then grabbed Caitlin by the throat but spared her, stating he was happy to see that she knew her place. After Zoom sped off with the Flash, Caitlin ran toward her husband's body but soon took off in despair.<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
   
 
[[File:Cisco holds Killer Frost at gunpoint.png|thumb|left|250px|Caitlin is held at gunpoint by Cisco.]]
 
[[File:Cisco holds Killer Frost at gunpoint.png|thumb|left|250px|Caitlin is held at gunpoint by Cisco.]]
After Ronnie's death, Caitlin fled into the Woodlands to mourn. Soon after, she was soon approached by Iris, Harry, Cisco, and Earth Two Barry, demanding to know where Zoom was in order to find the Flash and Harry's daughter, [[Jesse Wells|Jesse]]. Caitlin refused to say anything and instead tried to kill them and bring them to Zoom. Cisco eventually held her at gunpoint and Caitlin surrendered, but still refused to tell them where Zoom was. Cisco tried to reason with her, telling Caitlin of her [[Caitlin Snow|Earth One counterpart]] and how distraught she was when her [[Ronnie Raymond|Ronnie]] died too. Upon hearing this, Caitlin was seemingly convinced to aid them and took the group to [[Zoom's lair]] at Ascension Cliffs, using her powers to create a walkway.
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Caitlin fled into the Woodlands to mourn Ronnie's death. The next day, she was approached by Iris, Harry, Cisco, and Earth-2 Barry, demanding to know where Zoom was in order to find the Flash and Harry's daughter, [[Jesse Wells]]. Caitlin refused to say anything and instead tried to kill them and bring them to Zoom. Cisco eventually held her at gunpoint with the Derringer and Caitlin surrendered, but still refused to tell them where Zoom was. Cisco tried to reason with her, telling Caitlin of her [[Caitlin Snow|Earth-1 counterpart]] and how distraught she was when her [[Ronnie Raymond|Ronnie]] died too. Upon hearing this, Caitlin was seemingly convinced to aid them and took the group to [[Zoom's lair]] at Ascension Cliffs, using her powers to create a walkway.
   
 
[[File:Caitlin attacks Zoom.png|thumb|right|250px|Caitlin attacks Zoom.]]
 
[[File:Caitlin attacks Zoom.png|thumb|right|250px|Caitlin attacks Zoom.]]
With some more persuasion from Cisco, Caitlin freed [[Jesse Wells|Jesse]] but was was unable to free the Flash since her powers couldn't penetrate the carbine glass, though he eventually managed to phase his way out on his own with help from Earth Two Barry. Zoom then showed up, revealing Caitlin secretly called him. Zoom said that although he couldn't kill Earth One Barry or Harry, he could kill everyone else, starting with Jesse. However, Caitlin turned on Zoom and blasted him with her ice powers, holding him down long enough for everyone else to escape.<ref name="Escape from Earth-2">{{Ep|Escape from Earth-2}}</ref> Instead of being killed for her betrayal, Caitlin was imprisoned in Barry's carbine cell.<ref name="Back to Normal"/>
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With some more persuasion from Cisco, Caitlin freed Jesse but was unable to free the Flash since her powers couldn't penetrate the carbine glass imprisoning him, though he eventually managed to phase out on his own. Zoom then showed up, revealing Caitlin secretly called him. He attempted to kill the group, but Caitlin suddenly turned on Zoom for what happened to Ronnie and blasted the villainous speedster with her ice powers, holding him down long enough for everyone else to escape.<ref name="Escape from Earth-2">{{Ep|Escape from Earth-2}}</ref> Instead of being killed for her betrayal, Caitlin was imprisoned in Barry's carbine cell.<ref name="Back to Normal"/>
   
 
===Death===
 
===Death===
[[File:Earth One and Two Caitlins meet.png|thumb|left|Caitlin meets her doppelgänger.|250px]]
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[[File:Earth-1 and 2 Caitlins meet.png|thumb|left|Caitlin meets her doppelgänger.|250px]]
After a couple months of imprisonment, Caitlin grew annoyed by her fellow [[Jay Garrick|inmate with an iron mask]] and wasn't sure why she was even still alive. It wasn't until Zoom brought her doppelgänger that Caitlin realized she was spared because she is the Earth Two version of the woman he loves, and began plotting her escape. However, Caitlin always intended on killing her doppelgänger because of both revenge on Zoom for Ronnie's death and the fact that he wouldn't need her anymore.
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After a couple months of imprisonment, Caitlin grew annoyed by her fellow [[Jay Garrick|inmate with an iron mask]] and wasn't sure why she was even still alive. It wasn't until Zoom brought her doppelgänger that Caitlin realized she was spared because she is the Earth-2 version of the woman Zoom loves, and began plotting her escape. However, Caitlin always intended on killing her doppelgänger, because of both revenge on Zoom for Ronnie's death and the fact that he wouldn't need her anymore.
   
When Earth One Caitlin met her, Caitlin introduced herself and proposed a deal: if Earth One Caitlin freed her, she will help the latter get home to her Earth. While working, both Caitlin's talked of their very different lives, but found common ground in their shared dislike for their mothers. Earth One Caitlin used electrical cables to heat up and weaken the carbine's molecular structure enough for her to smash the glass, allowing Caitlin to escape. As Earth One Caitlin wondered what to do about the man in the mask, Caitlin tried to kill her.
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When Earth-1 Caitlin met her, Caitlin introduced herself and proposed a deal: if Earth-1 Caitlin freed her, she will help the latter get home to her Earth. While working, both Caitlins talked of their very different lives, but found common ground in their shared dislike for their respective mothers. Earth-1 Caitlin used electrical cables to heat up and weaken the carbine's molecular structure enough for her to smash the glass, allowing Caitlin to escape. As Earth-1 Caitlin wondered what to do about the man in the mask, Caitlin tried to kill her with an icy blast.
 
[[File:Zoom kills Killer Frost.png|thumb|250px|Zoom kills Caitlin.]]
 
[[File:Zoom kills Killer Frost.png|thumb|250px|Zoom kills Caitlin.]]
Earth One Caitlin protested that they had a deal but Caitlin simply scoffed at her naiveté. When her doppelgänger tried to flee, Caitlin used her powers to create a sheet of ice, causing the former to slip and fall. She revealed why Zoom kept her alive, which wasn't necessary now that he had Earth One Caitlin. As Caitlin was about kill her Earth One counterpart with an icicle projectile, Zoom intervened and took it from mid-air. He brutally stabbed Caitlin in the stomach with the icicle, confirming that he doesn't need her anymore. Zoom dropped Caitlin's body to the ground, leaving her to die.<ref name="Back to Normal"/>
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Earth-1 Caitlin protested that they had a deal but Caitlin simply scoffed at her naiveté. When her doppelgänger tried to flee, Caitlin used her powers to create a sheet of ice, causing the former to slip and fall. She revealed why Zoom kept her alive, which wasn't necessary now that he had Earth-1 Caitlin. As Caitlin was about kill her Earth-1 counterpart with an icicle projectile, Zoom intervened and took it from mid-air. He brutally stabbed Caitlin in the stomach with the icicle, confirming that he doesn't need her anymore. Zoom dropped Caitlin's body to the ground, leaving her to die.<ref name="Back to Normal"/>
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=== Possible future ===
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In a possible future, Caitlin used her powers whilst wearing a different, more revealing [[Killer Frost suit (Earth-2)|Killer Frost suit]]. Barry caught a glimpse of this while traveling through the [[Speed Force]].<ref>{{Ep|Fast Enough}}</ref>
   
 
==Legacy==
 
==Legacy==
In order to keep [[Laurel Lance (Earth Two)|Black Siren]] occupied, [[Caitlin Snow|Earth One Caitlin]] and [[Cisco Ramon|Cisco]] dressed up as their Earth Two doppelgängers and tried to convince her to join them, though Black Siren soon saw through the ruse.<ref name="Invincible"/>
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In order to keep [[Laurel Lance (Earth-2)|Black Siren]] occupied, [[Caitlin Snow|Earth-1 Caitlin]] and [[Cisco Ramon|Cisco]] impersonated their Earth-2 doppelgängers and tried to convince her to join them, though Black Siren soon saw through the ruse.<ref name="Invincible"/>
   
Caitlin's death was avenged when [[Barry Allen]] helped ensure [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]] was imprisoned in the [[Speed Force]] by [[Time Wraiths]].<ref>{{Ep|The Race of His Life}}</ref> Earth One Caitlin later killed Zoom (become Black Flash) when the latter tried to kill [[Barry Allen#Savitar|Savitar]].<ref>{{Ep|Finish Line}}</ref>
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Earth-2 Caitlin's death was avenged when [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry Allen]] helped to ensure that [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]] was captured by [[Time Wraiths]] and was subsequently turned into Black Flash, doomed to serve the Speed Force as its enforcer.<ref>{{Ep|The Race of His Life}}</ref> Earth-1 Caitlin (as her own version of Killer Frost) later killed Zoom (who had become Black Flash) when the latter tried to kill [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)#Savitar|Savitar]].<ref>{{Ep|Finish Line}}</ref>
   
After the dissolution of the [[Flashpoint (event)|Flashpoint]] timeline, Earth One Caitlin gained the same powers as her doppelgänger as well as a split personality and grew worried she would become evil. Eventually though, Earth One Caitlin was able to come to terms with her [[Killer Frost (split personality)|Killer Frost]] side, allowing them to coexist.
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Following the creation of the [[Flashpoint (event)|Flashpoint timeline]] and its eventual undoing by the [[Eobard Thawne|Reverse-Flash]], Earth-1 Caitlin's personal history changed significantly, with her developing freezing powers as a child, far before the particle accelerator explosion, and her split personality of Killer Frost around the same time. It was later discovered that Earth-1 Caitlin developed both her powers and Killer Frost side due to experiments performed on her by her father [[Thomas Snow]]. Eventually, Earth-1 Caitlin was able to come to terms with her [[Killer Frost (split personality)|Killer Frost]] side, allowing them to coexist.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Unlike her [[Earth One]] [[Caitlin Snow|counterpart]], who is compassionate and loving, Caitlin was cold, cruel, sadistic, ruthless, arrogant and immoral with no guilt or remorse for the deeds she committed as [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]]'s enforcer. The only person Caitlin truly cared for was her husband, [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|Ronnie Raymond]]; the two were deeply in love and always protected each other. Caitlin has a fairly uninhibited personality, being public with her affections for her husband, even expressing how she gets turned on when witnessing him in battle. She seems to be slightly vain as well, taking great pride in her looks and wearing form-fitting clothing to show off her body, even poking fun at Earth One Caitlin's more modest clothing. Caitlin has a dry, mocking, sadistic sense of humor, even while attacking and killing her targets.
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Unlike her [[Earth-1]] [[Caitlin Snow|counterpart]], who is compassionate and loving, Caitlin was cold, cruel, sadistic, ruthless, arrogant, and immoral. She took pleasure in murdering innocent people and terrorizing [[Central City (Earth-2)|Central City]] as [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]]'s enforcer without a shred of remorse. Caitlin had a dry, mocking, and sadistic sense of humor, which she often expressed against her targets, willing to play mind games with her victims and make conversation before hurting/killing them.
   
Caitlin's attitude and criminal nature is implied to have partially stemmed from her difficult past, with the death of [[Charlie|her brother]] and subsequent estrangement from [[Caitlin Snow's mother|her mother]]. This is reflected in how Caitlin only refers to herself as Killer Frost, hating even the sound of her real name.
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The only person Caitlin truly cared for was her husband, [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|Ronnie Raymond]]; the two were deeply in love and always protected each other. Apropos, Caitlin had a fairly uninhibited personality, being public with her affections for Ronnie, even expressing how she gets turned on when witnessing him in battle. Caitlin seems to be slightly vain as well, taking great pride in her looks and wearing form-fitting clothing to show off her figure; she also teased her Earth-1 doppelgänger over the latter's more modest clothing.
   
Underneath her arrogance, Caitlin was openly terrified of Zoom; unlike Ronnie and [[Francisco Ramon]], she knew better than to disobey his orders, knowing the latter would kill her for trying to harm [[Barry Allen|the Flash]].
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Caitlin's attitude and criminal nature is implied to have partially stemmed from her difficult past, with the death of [[Charlie Snow|her brother]] and subsequent estrangement from [[Caitlin Snow's mother|her mother]].<ref name="Back to Normal" /> This was reflected in how Caitlin only refers to herself as Killer Frost, hating even the sound of her real name.<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
   
After Zoom murdered Ronnie, Caitlin was devastated and heartbroken. She desired revenge on Zoom, being willing to briefly ally with [[Team Flash]] to help free the Flash and [[Jesse Wells]], the speedster's prisoners, regardless of the potential risks. Caitlin's desire for revenge soon grew beyond reason; she tried to murder her doppelgänger, who Zoom loved, as revenge for what happened to her husband despite the fact that Earth One Caitlin helped the former escape from her cell.
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Underneath her arrogance, Caitlin was openly terrified of Zoom; unlike Ronnie and [[Francisco Ramon]], she knew better than to disobey his orders, knowing the evil speedster would kill her for trying to harm [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|the Flash]].
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After Zoom murdered Ronnie, Caitlin was devastated and heartbroken, desiring revenge on Zoom. She was willing to briefly ally with [[Team Flash]] to help free the Flash and [[Jesse Wells]], the speedster's prisoners, regardless of the potential risks. Caitlin was also seemingly empathetic upon learning her Earth-1 doppelgänger also lost her [[Ronnie Raymond|Ronnie]]. However, her desire for revenge soon grew beyond reason; Caitlin tried to murder her doppelgänger, who Zoom loved, in an attempt to inflict the same pain on the speedster despite the fact that Earth-1 Caitlin helped the former escape from her cell.
   
 
==Powers and abilities==
 
==Powers and abilities==
 
===Powers===
 
===Powers===
*'''[[Meta-human]] physiology:''' After Caitlin was struck by the energy of the [[S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator (Earth Two)|Particle Accelerator explosion]] on [[Earth Two]], this altered her DNA and supercharged her cells, augmenting her physiology to properly access her newfound powers.
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*'''[[Meta-humans|Meta-human]] physiology:''' After Caitlin was struck by the energy of the [[S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator (Earth-2)|Particle Accelerator explosion]] on [[Earth-2]], this altered her DNA and supercharged her cells, augmenting her physiology to properly access her powers. The physical alterations that accompanied her meta-abilities were pale skin, white hair, and blue eyes.
**'''[[List of powers|Transformation:]]''' Upon receiving her powers, Caitlin's hair turned white, her lips blue and her skin pale.
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**'''{{Power link|Thermokinetic cryokinesis}}:''' By {{Power link|section=Energy Absorption|absorbing thermal energy}} from molecules to create gelid surroundings, Caitlin can generate dangerously low temperatures from her body, letting her freeze virtually anything. She can thus create sheets of ice, or shoot spearlike icicles at opponents. Caitlin often gestures when using her powers, but can also freeze things by touching them (e.g. she once froze a man's entire body through a kiss).<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
**'''[[List of powers|Cryokinesis]]:''' Caitlin had the ability to freeze the air around her into ice. She as able to use these powers to create pathways and entire walls of ice. Caitlin could freeze virtually any substance by a single touch, allowing it to easily shatter, including people. She even temporarily held the speedster [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]] hostage by encasing him in ice.
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**'''{{Power link|Cold immunity}}:''' An added benefit to her powers, Caitlin's cells can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
***'''[[List of powers|Freezing kiss:]]''' Caitlin was able to freeze an entire human by kissing him.<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
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**'''{{Power link|Heat immunity}}:''' Caitlin's powers allow her to easily withstand intense heat temperatures. She was able to kiss and touch her husband, [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|Ronnie Raymond]], while he was [[Deathstorm]].<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
***'''[[List of powers|Ice spike projection:]]''' Caitlin was able to generate icicles, which she used as weapons against her opponents.
 
***'''[[List of powers|Cold immunity:]]''' Caitlin is immune to her own powers.
 
***'''[[List of powers|Heat immunity:]] '''Caitlin's powers allow her to easily withstand intense heat temperatures. She was able to kiss and touch her husband, [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|Ronnie Raymond]], while he was [[Deathstorm]].<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
 
   
 
===Abilities===
 
===Abilities===
 
*'''High-level intellect/Expert tactician:''' As an enforcer for [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]], Caitlin was very intelligent and a capable tactician.
 
*'''High-level intellect/Expert tactician:''' As an enforcer for [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]], Caitlin was very intelligent and a capable tactician.
 
**'''Medical knowledge:''' Despite failing medical school, Caitlin was shown to have some knowledge in medicine. For example, she deduced that heating carbine with electricity would weaken its molecular structure.<ref name="Back to Normal"/>
 
**'''Medical knowledge:''' Despite failing medical school, Caitlin was shown to have some knowledge in medicine. For example, she deduced that heating carbine with electricity would weaken its molecular structure.<ref name="Back to Normal"/>
**'''Expert of deception/Manipulator:''' Caitlin was able to deceive [[Team Flash]] and her [[Caitlin Snow|Earth One counterpart]] into believing she was on their side and even manipulated the latter into helping her escape from [[Zoom's lair]].
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**'''Expert of deception/Manipulator:''' Caitlin was able to deceive [[Team Flash]] and her [[Caitlin Snow|Earth-1 counterpart]] into believing she was on their side and even manipulated the latter into helping her escape from [[Zoom's lair]].
*'''Expert hand-to-hand combatant''': Caitlin has some skills in hand-to-hand combat, as shown when she fended off a gang of bank robbers<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2"/> and swiftly disarmed [[Iris West (Earth Two)|Iris West]] of her gun.<ref name="Escape from Earth-2"/>
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*'''Expert hand-to-hand combatant:''' Caitlin displayed an expertise in unarmed combat when she fended off a gang of bank robbers<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2"/> and swiftly disarmed [[Iris West-Allen (Earth-2)|Iris West-Allen]] of her gun.<ref name="Escape from Earth-2"/>
**'''Expert [[Marksmanship|markswoman]]:''' Caitlin is a proficient markswoman, both with guns and her powers, as she fires icicle projectiles to attack her opponents.
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**'''[[Marksmanship|Expert markswoman]]:''' Caitlin was a proficient markswoman, both with guns and her powers, as she fires icicle projectiles to attack her opponents.
 
*'''Intimidation:''' With her dangerous powers and cold, sadistic nature, Caitlin commands an intimidating presence, being able to frighten people with just her appearance due to her reputation as an enforcer for Zoom.
 
*'''Intimidation:''' With her dangerous powers and cold, sadistic nature, Caitlin commands an intimidating presence, being able to frighten people with just her appearance due to her reputation as an enforcer for Zoom.
   
 
===Weaknesses===
 
===Weaknesses===
*'''Carbine:''' Caitlin's cryokinesis had no effect on this compound.
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*'''Carbine:''' Caitlin's cryokinesis had no effect on this compound.<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
*'''Limited control:''' Caitlin implied she could not control her powers upon contact with others, thus limiting her to only being able to kiss people with extreme body temperatures, such as her late [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth Two)|husband]].<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2"/>
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*'''Limited control:''' Caitlin implied she could not control her powers upon contact with others, thus limiting her to only being able to touch people with extreme body temperatures, such as her late [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|husband]].<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2"/>
   
 
==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
*'''[[Killer Frost suit (Earth Two)|Killer Frost suit]]:''' Caitlin wore a suit as her villainous alter-ego, Killer Frost. The suit consists of black and blue leather clothing to match Caitlin's personality and her cold powers.
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*'''[[Killer Frost suit (Earth-2)|Killer Frost suit]]:''' Caitlin wore a suit as her villainous alter-ego, Killer Frost. The suit consists of black and blue leather clothing to match Caitlin's cold personality and powers.
   
 
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*Since [[Caitlin Snow|Earth One Caitlin]] specifically stated in {{Ep|King Shark}} that she does not possess the meta-human gene, the fact that Caitlin of Earth Two was able to become a meta-human is the first indication that there are more subtle differences between the two beyond contrasting events.
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*Caitlin and [[Ronnie Raymond (Earth-2)|Ronnie]]'s couple song is "[[wikipedia:My Funny Valentine|My Funny Valentine]]".<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
**This detail is implied to be one of the many changes following [[Flashpoint]], as Earth-One Caitlin has manifested her counterpart's powers after [[Barry Allen|Barry]] altered the timeline.
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*Unlike [[Caitlin Snow|Earth-1 Caitlin Snow]], Caitlin is more willing to show off her body. However, after Earth-1 Caitlin got powers, her [[Frost|Killer Frost]] side changed clothes in front of [[Iris West-Allen|Iris]], [[Felicity Smoak|Felicity]], and [[Cecile Horton|Cecile]],<ref>{{Ep|Girls Night Out}}</ref> implying that it's only the Killer Frost persona in both versions of Caitlin who doesn't like to dress modestly.
*Unlike her Earth One counterpart, Caitlin is more willing to show off her body. However, after Earth One Caitlin got powers, her [[Killer Frost (split personality)|Killer Frost]] side changed clothes in front of [[Iris West|Iris]], [[Felicity Smoak|Felicity]] and [[Cecille Horton|Cecille]], implying that it's only the Frost persona in both versions of Caitlin who doesn't like to dress modestly.
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*Apparently, Caitlin Snow doesn't exist on [[Kara Danvers|Supergirl]]'s [[Earth-38|Earth]].<ref>{{Ep|Worlds Finest}}</ref> However, as shown by [[Jay Garrick]] being [[Henry Allen]] from [[Earth-3]], same versions of people do not necessarily have the same name.
*Apparently, Caitlin Snow doesn't exist on [[Kara Danvers|Supergirl]]'s [[Earth Thirty-Eight|Earth]]. However, as shown by [[Jay Garrick]] being [[Henry Allen]] from [[Earth Three]], same versions of people do not necessarily have the same name.
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*Caitlin shares some similarities with [[Laurel Lance (Earth-2)|Earth-2 Laurel Lance]]; both women turned to a life of crime upon gaining powers due to past traumas over deaths in the family. They both worked for [[Hunter Zolomon|Zoom]] and were in love with the same men of their Earth-1 doppelgängers were. They have similar snarky and sadistic natures, willing to attack and mock the Earth-1 versions of themselves.
*Caitlin and Ronnie's song is "[[wikipedia:My Funny Valentine|My Funny Valentine]]."<ref name="Welcome to Earth-2" />
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Killer Frost is an alias used by three different female metahuman super-villains, all of whom were enemies of Firestorm in the main DC Comics continuity. In the pre-''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' timeline, Crystal Frost (introduced in ''Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #3'', in June 1978) was a college student in love with Martin Stein who became the first Killer Frost after a freak accident which imbued her with the power to absorb heat and generate cold. After her death, a new Killer Frost debuted as Dr. Louise Lincoln (in ''Firestorm #21'', in March 1984) a friend of Crystal's who gains the latter's powers through the same means in order to avenge her death. This incarnation of the character made several appearances up until the New 52 relaunch, having been a member of the Injustice League, Secret Society, Suicide Squad and an independent contractor. During the ''Forever Evil'' crossover-event of the New 52 relaunch, Caitlin Snow was introduced as the latest incarnation of the Killer Frost persona (as Caitlin Snow in ''The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #19'', in June 2013, and as Killer Frost in ''Justice League of America #7.2'', in September of the same year). This character is a S.T.A.R. Labs scientist in the field of thermodynamics, working in the Arctic.
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*'''Killer Frost''' is an alias used by three different female [[Meta-humans|meta-human]] super-villains, all of whom were enemies of [[w:c:dc:Firestorm|Firestorm]] in the main DC Comics continuity.
*The Arrowverse version of Killer Frost, although identified as Caitlin Snow, also shares the Crystal Frost version's affection towards a member of the Firestorm/Deathstorm entity, in this case Ronnie Raymond.
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**In the pre-''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' timeline, [[w:c:dc:Crystal Frost (New Earth)|Crystal Frost]] (introduced in ''Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #3'', in June 1978) was a college student in love with Professor Martin Stein. She became the first Killer Frost after a freak accident which imbued her with the power to absorb heat and generate cold.
*When confronting Killer Frost in the forest after finding her, Cisco called her "Elsa", referencing a character from Disney's film ''Frozen'', due to her blonde hair and ice-manipulation powers.
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**After Crystal's death, a new Killer Frost debuted as Dr. [[w:c:dc:Louise Lincoln (New Earth)|Louise Lincoln]] (in ''Firestorm #21'', in March 1984), a friend of the former who gains the latter's powers through the same means in order to avenge Crystal's death. This incarnation of the character made several appearances up until the ''New 52'' relaunch, having been a member of the Injustice League, Secret Society, Suicide Squad, and an independent contractor.
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**During the ''Forever Evil'' crossover-event of the ''New 52'' relaunch, [[w:c:dc:Caitlin Snow (Prime Earth)|Caitlin Snow]] was introduced as the latest incarnation of the Killer Frost persona (as Caitlin Snow in ''The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #19'', in June 2013, and as Killer Frost in ''Justice League of America #7.2'', in September of the same year). This character is a S.T.A.R. Labs scientist in the field of thermodynamics, working in the Arctic Circle.
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***The Arrowverse version of Killer Frost, although identified as Caitlin Snow, also shares the Crystal Frost version's affection towards a member of the Firestorm/Deathstorm entity, in this case [[Ronnie Raymond]].
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*When confronting Caitlin in the forest after finding her, [[Cisco Ramon]] called her "Elsa",<ref name="Escape from Earth-2" /> referencing [[wikipedia:Elsa (Frozen)|Queen Elsa]] from the Disney movie ''[[wikipedia:Frozen (2013 film)|Frozen]];'' both Elsa and Caitlin are blonde-haired women with ice-manipulating powers.
   
 
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For other uses of "Killer Frost", see Killer Frost (disambiguation).
"If you knew me at all, you would know that I hate the name Caitlin. I'm Killer Frost!"
—Caitlin Snow to Barry Allen[src]


Caitlin Snow (died April 26, 2016), also known as Killer Frost, was a meta-human criminal from Earth-2 who gained powers of cryokinesis from the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion. Caitlin was the wife of the late Ronnie Raymond, the estranged daughter of an unnamed woman, and the sister of the late Charlie Snow. She was also a former enforcer of Zoom's meta-human group and a brief reluctant ally of Team Flash.

Biography

Early life

Caitlin Snow had a brother named Charlie who eventually died, leaving her mother "cold". She later went to medical school, but rarely studied and around 2013, Caitlin flunked out and had to move back in with her mother. Not long after, Caitlin was affected by Harrison Wells' S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator, giving her cryokinetic abilities.[1]

Since then, Caitlin cut off all ties to her past life and began calling herself "Killer Frost", refusing to use her real name; even so much as hearing it made her angry. At one point in her life, Caitlin met and married Ronnie Raymond, a fellow meta-human criminal with pyrokinetic abilities. The two of them were recruited into the villainous speedster Zoom's army and acted as his enforcers in Central City under the latter's right-hand man, Francisco Ramon/Reverb.[2] Caitlin was also associated with Laurel Lance/Black Siren, Zoom's top lieutenant.[3]

The arrival of Earth-1 Flash

Deathstorm and Killer Frost kiss

Caitlin and Ronnie kiss.

After Reverb sensed that his doppelgänger, along with other Earth-1 residents, had arrived on Earth-2, Caitlin and Ronnie searched for them. The two broke into Jitterbugs and interrogated its patrons. Suddenly, Detective Iris West-Allen pulled out her gun and attempted to arrest them. As Caitlin moved to attack her, Earth-1 Barry Allen (disguised as his Earth-2 counterpart) attempted to reason with her, calling her Caitlin, to which she replied she no longer went by that name. Caitlin then fired icicles at Barry and Iris, who used a table as a shield. After Ronnie critically injured Joseph West, Caitlin and Ronnie were brought outside by Barry while Iris was distracted by her father, revealing he was the Flash. Caitlin attempted to kill the Flash with icicles but failed and told her husband to do so, becoming turned on while watching their battle. The Flash used a helmet from a statue of "Jay Garrick" to redirect one of Ronnie's blasts towards Caitlin, injuring her. She was then taken away and tended to by Ronnie.

Killer Frost and Deathstorm

Killer Frost and Deathstorm confront Iris, Lawton and Vibe.

Later, Caitlin and Ronnie were approached by Iris, Detective Floyd Lawton, and Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Reverb's doppelgänger, but Caitlin forced them to stand down and drop their weapons. Iris expressed anger at the duo for her father's death, but they were unrepentant. When Reverb revealed himself, Caitlin was annoyed that he tried to get Cisco to join him and suggested they should just turn the intruders over to Zoom but Reverb silenced her with a threat. Suddenly, the Flash appeared and incapacitated Caitlin, Ronnie, and Reverb. Iris wounded Caitlin with the Anti-Killer Frost Derringer, much to Ronnie's fury. Reverb and Ronnie eventually overpowered the Flash and began continuously hitting him. Caitlin urged them to cease fire, warning that Zoom wanted the Flash unharmed. Just then, Zoom arrived and quickly killed Ronnie and Reverb, much to Caitlin's horror. Zoom then grabbed Caitlin by the throat but spared her, stating he was happy to see that she knew her place. After Zoom sped off with the Flash, Caitlin ran toward her husband's body but soon took off in despair.[2]

Cisco holds Killer Frost at gunpoint

Caitlin is held at gunpoint by Cisco.

Caitlin fled into the Woodlands to mourn Ronnie's death. The next day, she was approached by Iris, Harry, Cisco, and Earth-2 Barry, demanding to know where Zoom was in order to find the Flash and Harry's daughter, Jesse Wells. Caitlin refused to say anything and instead tried to kill them and bring them to Zoom. Cisco eventually held her at gunpoint with the Derringer and Caitlin surrendered, but still refused to tell them where Zoom was. Cisco tried to reason with her, telling Caitlin of her Earth-1 counterpart and how distraught she was when her Ronnie died too. Upon hearing this, Caitlin was seemingly convinced to aid them and took the group to Zoom's lair at Ascension Cliffs, using her powers to create a walkway.

Caitlin attacks Zoom

Caitlin attacks Zoom.

With some more persuasion from Cisco, Caitlin freed Jesse but was unable to free the Flash since her powers couldn't penetrate the carbine glass imprisoning him, though he eventually managed to phase out on his own. Zoom then showed up, revealing Caitlin secretly called him. He attempted to kill the group, but Caitlin suddenly turned on Zoom for what happened to Ronnie and blasted the villainous speedster with her ice powers, holding him down long enough for everyone else to escape.[4] Instead of being killed for her betrayal, Caitlin was imprisoned in Barry's carbine cell.[1]

Death

Earth-1 and 2 Caitlins meet

Caitlin meets her doppelgänger.

After a couple months of imprisonment, Caitlin grew annoyed by her fellow inmate with an iron mask and wasn't sure why she was even still alive. It wasn't until Zoom brought her doppelgänger that Caitlin realized she was spared because she is the Earth-2 version of the woman Zoom loves, and began plotting her escape. However, Caitlin always intended on killing her doppelgänger, because of both revenge on Zoom for Ronnie's death and the fact that he wouldn't need her anymore.

When Earth-1 Caitlin met her, Caitlin introduced herself and proposed a deal: if Earth-1 Caitlin freed her, she will help the latter get home to her Earth. While working, both Caitlins talked of their very different lives, but found common ground in their shared dislike for their respective mothers. Earth-1 Caitlin used electrical cables to heat up and weaken the carbine's molecular structure enough for her to smash the glass, allowing Caitlin to escape. As Earth-1 Caitlin wondered what to do about the man in the mask, Caitlin tried to kill her with an icy blast.

Zoom kills Killer Frost

Zoom kills Caitlin.

Earth-1 Caitlin protested that they had a deal but Caitlin simply scoffed at her naiveté. When her doppelgänger tried to flee, Caitlin used her powers to create a sheet of ice, causing the former to slip and fall. She revealed why Zoom kept her alive, which wasn't necessary now that he had Earth-1 Caitlin. As Caitlin was about kill her Earth-1 counterpart with an icicle projectile, Zoom intervened and took it from mid-air. He brutally stabbed Caitlin in the stomach with the icicle, confirming that he doesn't need her anymore. Zoom dropped Caitlin's body to the ground, leaving her to die.[1]

Possible future

In a possible future, Caitlin used her powers whilst wearing a different, more revealing Killer Frost suit. Barry caught a glimpse of this while traveling through the Speed Force.[5]

Legacy

In order to keep Black Siren occupied, Earth-1 Caitlin and Cisco impersonated their Earth-2 doppelgängers and tried to convince her to join them, though Black Siren soon saw through the ruse.[3]

Earth-2 Caitlin's death was avenged when Barry Allen helped to ensure that Zoom was captured by Time Wraiths and was subsequently turned into Black Flash, doomed to serve the Speed Force as its enforcer.[6] Earth-1 Caitlin (as her own version of Killer Frost) later killed Zoom (who had become Black Flash) when the latter tried to kill Savitar.[7]

Following the creation of the Flashpoint timeline and its eventual undoing by the Reverse-Flash, Earth-1 Caitlin's personal history changed significantly, with her developing freezing powers as a child, far before the particle accelerator explosion, and her split personality of Killer Frost around the same time. It was later discovered that Earth-1 Caitlin developed both her powers and Killer Frost side due to experiments performed on her by her father Thomas Snow. Eventually, Earth-1 Caitlin was able to come to terms with her Killer Frost side, allowing them to coexist.

Personality

Unlike her Earth-1 counterpart, who is compassionate and loving, Caitlin was cold, cruel, sadistic, ruthless, arrogant, and immoral. She took pleasure in murdering innocent people and terrorizing Central City as Zoom's enforcer without a shred of remorse. Caitlin had a dry, mocking, and sadistic sense of humor, which she often expressed against her targets, willing to play mind games with her victims and make conversation before hurting/killing them.

The only person Caitlin truly cared for was her husband, Ronnie Raymond; the two were deeply in love and always protected each other. Apropos, Caitlin had a fairly uninhibited personality, being public with her affections for Ronnie, even expressing how she gets turned on when witnessing him in battle. Caitlin seems to be slightly vain as well, taking great pride in her looks and wearing form-fitting clothing to show off her figure; she also teased her Earth-1 doppelgänger over the latter's more modest clothing.

Caitlin's attitude and criminal nature is implied to have partially stemmed from her difficult past, with the death of her brother and subsequent estrangement from her mother.[1] This was reflected in how Caitlin only refers to herself as Killer Frost, hating even the sound of her real name.[2]

Underneath her arrogance, Caitlin was openly terrified of Zoom; unlike Ronnie and Francisco Ramon, she knew better than to disobey his orders, knowing the evil speedster would kill her for trying to harm the Flash.

After Zoom murdered Ronnie, Caitlin was devastated and heartbroken, desiring revenge on Zoom. She was willing to briefly ally with Team Flash to help free the Flash and Jesse Wells, the speedster's prisoners, regardless of the potential risks. Caitlin was also seemingly empathetic upon learning her Earth-1 doppelgänger also lost her Ronnie. However, her desire for revenge soon grew beyond reason; Caitlin tried to murder her doppelgänger, who Zoom loved, in an attempt to inflict the same pain on the speedster despite the fact that Earth-1 Caitlin helped the former escape from her cell.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Meta-human physiology: After Caitlin was struck by the energy of the Particle Accelerator explosion on Earth-2, this altered her DNA and supercharged her cells, augmenting her physiology to properly access her powers. The physical alterations that accompanied her meta-abilities were pale skin, white hair, and blue eyes.
    • Thermokinetic cryokinesis: By absorbing thermal energy from molecules to create gelid surroundings, Caitlin can generate dangerously low temperatures from her body, letting her freeze virtually anything. She can thus create sheets of ice, or shoot spearlike icicles at opponents. Caitlin often gestures when using her powers, but can also freeze things by touching them (e.g. she once froze a man's entire body through a kiss).[2]
    • Cold immunity: An added benefit to her powers, Caitlin's cells can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
    • Heat immunity: Caitlin's powers allow her to easily withstand intense heat temperatures. She was able to kiss and touch her husband, Ronnie Raymond, while he was Deathstorm.[2]

Abilities

  • High-level intellect/Expert tactician: As an enforcer for Zoom, Caitlin was very intelligent and a capable tactician.
    • Medical knowledge: Despite failing medical school, Caitlin was shown to have some knowledge in medicine. For example, she deduced that heating carbine with electricity would weaken its molecular structure.[1]
    • Expert of deception/Manipulator: Caitlin was able to deceive Team Flash and her Earth-1 counterpart into believing she was on their side and even manipulated the latter into helping her escape from Zoom's lair.
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Caitlin displayed an expertise in unarmed combat when she fended off a gang of bank robbers[2] and swiftly disarmed Iris West-Allen of her gun.[4]
    • Expert markswoman: Caitlin was a proficient markswoman, both with guns and her powers, as she fires icicle projectiles to attack her opponents.
  • Intimidation: With her dangerous powers and cold, sadistic nature, Caitlin commands an intimidating presence, being able to frighten people with just her appearance due to her reputation as an enforcer for Zoom.

Weaknesses

  • Carbine: Caitlin's cryokinesis had no effect on this compound.[2]
  • Limited control: Caitlin implied she could not control her powers upon contact with others, thus limiting her to only being able to touch people with extreme body temperatures, such as her late husband.[2]

Equipment

  • Killer Frost suit: Caitlin wore a suit as her villainous alter-ego, Killer Frost. The suit consists of black and blue leather clothing to match Caitlin's cold personality and powers.

Appearances

The Flash

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3


The Chronicles of Cisco

Gallery

Promotional images

The Flash

Season 2

Trivia

  • Caitlin and Ronnie's couple song is "My Funny Valentine".[2]
  • Unlike Earth-1 Caitlin Snow, Caitlin is more willing to show off her body. However, after Earth-1 Caitlin got powers, her Killer Frost side changed clothes in front of Iris, Felicity, and Cecile,[8] implying that it's only the Killer Frost persona in both versions of Caitlin who doesn't like to dress modestly.
  • Apparently, Caitlin Snow doesn't exist on Supergirl's Earth.[9] However, as shown by Jay Garrick being Henry Allen from Earth-3, same versions of people do not necessarily have the same name.
  • Caitlin shares some similarities with Earth-2 Laurel Lance; both women turned to a life of crime upon gaining powers due to past traumas over deaths in the family. They both worked for Zoom and were in love with the same men of their Earth-1 doppelgängers were. They have similar snarky and sadistic natures, willing to attack and mock the Earth-1 versions of themselves.

Behind the scenes

  • Killer Frost is an alias used by three different female meta-human super-villains, all of whom were enemies of Firestorm in the main DC Comics continuity.
    • In the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths timeline, Crystal Frost (introduced in Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #3, in June 1978) was a college student in love with Professor Martin Stein. She became the first Killer Frost after a freak accident which imbued her with the power to absorb heat and generate cold.
    • After Crystal's death, a new Killer Frost debuted as Dr. Louise Lincoln (in Firestorm #21, in March 1984), a friend of the former who gains the latter's powers through the same means in order to avenge Crystal's death. This incarnation of the character made several appearances up until the New 52 relaunch, having been a member of the Injustice League, Secret Society, Suicide Squad, and an independent contractor.
    • During the Forever Evil crossover-event of the New 52 relaunch, Caitlin Snow was introduced as the latest incarnation of the Killer Frost persona (as Caitlin Snow in The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #19, in June 2013, and as Killer Frost in Justice League of America #7.2, in September of the same year). This character is a S.T.A.R. Labs scientist in the field of thermodynamics, working in the Arctic Circle.
      • The Arrowverse version of Killer Frost, although identified as Caitlin Snow, also shares the Crystal Frost version's affection towards a member of the Firestorm/Deathstorm entity, in this case Ronnie Raymond.
  • When confronting Caitlin in the forest after finding her, Cisco Ramon called her "Elsa",[4] referencing Queen Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen; both Elsa and Caitlin are blonde-haired women with ice-manipulating powers.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Back to Normal"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Welcome to Earth-2"
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Invincible"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Escape from Earth-2"
  5. "Fast Enough"
  6. "The Race of His Life"
  7. "Finish Line"
  8. "Girls Night Out"
  9. "Worlds Finest"
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