Real Name: John Grayson

Identity/Class: Human / elemental hybrid (believed by most to be a mutant)


Affiliations: member of the League of Champions

Enemies: Madame Synn

Known Relatives: Christine (sister)


Base of Operations: San Francisco

First Appearance: Champions II (Supplement to the Champions RPG); Champions (Hero Comics); League of Champions, Icicle

Powers/Abilities: Icestar can reduce his body temperature and absorb kinetic energy from the space around him, causing the surrounding area to become cold. He is able to generate snow and ice, being skillful enough to create ice slides and other shaped solid objects.

History: John Grayson is one of the world's most famous superheroes, Icestar of the Champions. Most people assume that he and his sister, Christine, better known as Icicle, are mutants. They're not. Instead they're descendants of a water elemental from a frozen lake, who was given human form by a powerful wizard who fell so in love with her that he eventually married her in a proper church wedding. It was through holy sacrament that Icestar and Icicle's great-great-great-great-grandmother gained both her soul and the ability to produce viable human offspring. Now, in the seventh generation, that decidedly feminine elemental power quite naturally manifests itself in Icicle. Its manifestation in Icestar is thoroughly unnatural, and would never have occurred had a desperate circumstance not required John Grayson to inject himself with an anti-freezing serum derived from his little sister Christine's blood. As a result of this process, John developed the ability to generate cold and ice. A fan of comic books, he created the superhero persona of Icestar.

Comments: Icestar first appeared as a superhero in the roleplaying game Champions, on the cover of one of the game's supplements.

Thanks to Dennis Mallonee for clarifying Icicle and Icestar's origin, and informing me of the mystical side of it.


Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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