From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Lance Burton was born into a single parent home in the middle of an urban war that had been raging in Paragon City for decades now. Almost as an extreme reaction to the appearance of all of the Super Heroes and vigilantes in the city, gangs of super-power-enhanced groups began to stake claim in certain parts of the city. Specifically in his early teenage years, Lance became involved in the gang called The Skulls, who ran the streets with an iron fist in King's Row. Over time he dropped out of school and worked his way around the city commiting petty crimes. Theft. Arson. Murder.
Eventually he worked his way into the good graces of the Sky Raiders in Independance Port. He worked as a freelance mercenary for a few years until the one night everything changed.
on August 19th, 2006 he and a group of Sky Raiders were ordered to break into a Crey Facility. They were after some sort of Cryogenic weaponry stashed into a remote facility in Brickstown. Using state-of-the-art equipment to dodge the automated security and using a little muscle to move past the Crey Security Guards they found what they were looking for. Unfortunately, somewhere in between packing up the equipment and escaping there was an horrible accident. Upon arrival of the Crey Security Team the mercenaries and Air Pirates were all either frozen to death or unconcious. All but Lance Burton, who had remained unscathed.
As Cold as Ice
Instead of reporting the incident to the proper authorities, Crey Industries decided to keep the theives as test subjects for the equipment they had planned on stealing. Within the next few years the ironic act of genetic experimentation had killed all of the test subjects but one. Lance Burton. He had endured. Like he had learned to do at an early age. The pain and torture was nearly intolerable. However, Crey had found out the Lance was their diamond in the rough.
Ever since that night in the Warehouse Lance Burton's DNA had fused with the substances involved in the accident, making Lance's body consist completely out of some sort of Ice-substance. Even through all of this mutation and change his body continues to function semi-normally. His hands seemed to be the most effected by the experimental substances. Now, anything that came into contact with his hands immediantly plummets to extremely low tempuratures. He was able to turn almost anything into ice with the touch of his hand.
However, before their experimentations continued to the next level, he had gone on a rampage. The PPD found the whole warehouse and surrounding block plunged into arctic conditions. All of the Crey Personnel were not only frozen in blocks and sheets of solid ice, but also smashed into peices.
Lance had stolen a protoype cryogenic containment suit from the lab upon his escape, but even it couldn't contain his hand's raw power. He attempted to make his mark in Paragon city by working as a Mercenary for various groups with his newfound powers, but Crey had eventually tracked him down and once again attempted to reclaim their test subject.
The Blizzard Beckoner MK I
This suit was stolen from Crey Industries out of a Facility in Cap Au Diable. It was made to be able to focus the Cold powers of their test subjects to their power gauntlets and fire Ice blasts from their hands as well as maintain a medium level containment.
The Blizzard Beckoner MK II
A Modified version of the original suit obtained by Devil's Icebox by his partner organization R.A.I.D. R.A.I.D. scientists have begun work on a suit enabling Devil's Icebox to not only fire blasts from his focusing gauntlets but aslo enabling him to encase himself in a Icy Armor around his suit. Icebox can have complete mobility and also protect himself from almost any sort of damage (Besides that of Incarnate or Magical attacks... Kinks are still being worked on).
Across the Pond
Lance Burton atttempted, at first to return to his ties and connections with the Family and other parts of the criminal underground in Paragon City to help him hide from his pursuers in Crey Industries. This hope soon fell as Crey mercilessly murdered any who aided him and even subjected those people as experiments just like they had for Lance. He soon knew they for one thing he'd eventually run out of people to help him or he would be caught and recaptured by that monstrous corperation.
He quickly decided that The Rogue Isles was the perfect place to hide him amoung the masses of criminals and renegades that arrive in Mercy Island as though some sort of Ellis Island of Villainy. With minimal interferance from Crey's Agents in Mercy Island, he began to see to his survival and the honing of his powers in order to keep his noteriety down and hone his powers for the distant day that he somehow repays Lady Crey the same blessings she bestowed upon him.
The Research And Intelligence Directive or R.A.I.D. is a splinter Cell of Crey Industries formed with the help of The Devil's Icebox and Dr. Steven Baranovic, the director of R.A.I.D., who refers to himself as "Doctor White Out." Dr. Baranovic has taken Icebox and several other Crey Industries experiments under his wings, providing them with technology to maximize their powers and capabilities. R.A.I.D. has not quite made its name in the field of fringe science but is currently creating a wide array of technological advances in the Cryogenic and Genetic fields. They are currently operating out of a hidden lab in Cap Au Diable. Icebox often works alongside R.A.I.D. as a freelance Mercenary who just so happens to have goals that line up with R.A.I.D. He has been offered a high position in the Organization since its founding by Dr. White Out, but he has since declined for reasons unknown. Still D.I.B. and R.A.I.D. has mutually benefited each other. D.I.B. recieving new equipment and state-of-the-art upgrades to his gauntlets and armor and R.A.I.D. recieving help against their common enemy, Crey Industries.
D.I.B. met Brain-Freeze through his connections with R.A.I.D. and immediantly saw the connection between the two of them. Both were experimented on by Crey Industries and both were out for Revenge. Often the two can be seen together working against Crey with the help of R.A.I.D.
The Man in the Iron Mask
What started out as a forced life of villain because of his criminal past and his issues with Crey Industries has recently turned Lance into a individual who no longer sees moral boundries as a hinderance. Over time he has decided that his only course is direct action against Crey for what they've done and for vengence.
Friends and Foes
Mercenary groups and Freelance Work
The March Hare
D.I.B. is a respected member of the infamous Villain group known as The United Underworld. Thanks to this group's influence he has slowly transformed into a force to be reckoned with. Now more villainous than ever he is ready to show Paragon the icy cold wrath of The Devil's Icebox.