Ferris Boyle describes GothCorp as the "People Company" which is instead itself. Boyle was secretly making cryo weapons at his business, had Dr. Victor Fries work on the weapons, but Fries started to do research himself by curing his wife, Nora. Boyle threatened Victor to cease his activities, causing an accident in Fries' lab. Boyle took Nora from him and leaving Fries to die in his lab. Fries transformed into a cold-blooded form, making him into Mr. Freeze to seek his revenge on Boyle and rescue Nora.
Before Arkham Origins Incident
Ferris Boyle was running a secret cryogenic weapons program at GothCorp and hired scientist Dr. Victor Fries to work on it. In return for Fries' work, Ferris would give Fries resources to try to cure Fries' terminally ill wife, Nora. However on the 29th of December, when Ferris learned that Victor put his wife into cryogenic stasis, he forgot about the weapons and demanded to know how Fries did it. Realizing that Boyle never intended to keep his end of the bargain, Fries refused and began to conduct research on Nora's illness himself. In response, Ferris, armed with a gun and two guards, entered Fries' labs, and beat Victor to the ground while a third guard took Nora away. However, their ensuing brawl caused a prototype Cryo-cannon to be knocked over, freezing one of the guards and hitting a cryogenic chamber. The sudden pressure on the chamber triggered a cryogenic explosion that affected Fries and the remaining guard, altering their metabolism. Boyle was knocked by the shockwave and lost his gun in the process, but he was able to escape unharmed and quarantined the lab immediately, leaving his staff for dead.
Cold, Cold Heart Incident
On New Years Eve, Ferris was being honored at Wayne Manor as Gotham's Humanitarian of the Year. He accepts the award proudly, before happily greeting Bruce Wayne and Alfred. While he is on his way to be interviewed by Vicki Vale, Mr. Freeze crashes the party. Penguin's Henchmen beat Ferris as Batman races to find him. As soon as Batman rescues him, Freeze kidnaps him and takes him out of the party in a helicopter. Batman eventually tracks him back to his own company, GothCorp in South Gotham.
Ferris is seen being held at gunpoint by The Penguin and his henchmen, who have betrayed Freeze and want the weapons promised by him. When Batman intervenes, Freeze uses the distraction to freeze Penguin and his men. Freeze then uses Ferris to enter the restricted area where Nora was being kept. Despite being at a disadvantage, Ferris defiantly refused to give the code to release Nora to Freeze. At that moment, Batman entered the room, trying to reason with Freeze, revealing that he knows the truth and so would the police, promising that Ferris would face justice for his crimes.
However, Freeze grabbed Ferris and locked him inside a cryogenic chamber. Batman defeats Freeze, and releases Ferris, who promptly reveals his true colors and releases cryo gas on Batman, freezing him. Believing him dead, Ferris then begins to beat Freeze with a piece from his own suit while promising he will keep him alive long enough to see Nora die. However, before he can finish, Batman manages to break free of the ice, disarm Ferris and knock him unconscious. Afterwards, Boyle is arrested by the GCPD on charges of assault, kidnapping, and unlawful possession of weapons.
Arkham City Incident
Real Name: Ferris Boyle
Batman's Database Profile
- Ferris Boyle is voiced by "Stephen Tobolowsky" in Cold, Cold Heart. He first appears in the critically acclaimed episode of Batman: The Animated Series "Heart of Ice", which Cold, Cold Heart is based on. He is voiced by Mark Hamill, who later went on to voice The Joker in the series, as well as many other Batman Media, including the Arkham Games: Asylum, City, Knight, and Arkham VR.
- He and Bruce Wayne have lot in common:
- Both appear as socialites in public, while secretly having double lives and they use their respective companies to finance their own goals.