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"No, Victor! She DIES! But I'll let you live long enough to see her go!"
—Ferris Boyle showing his true colors

Ferris Boyle describes GothCorp as the "People Company" which is, in truth, only his. Boyle was secretly making cryo weapons at his business, and had Dr. Victor Fries work on the weapons, but Fries started to do research himself to cure his wife, Nora. Boyle threatened Victor to make him cease his activities, and caused an accident in his lab in the process. Boyle took Nora from Fries and left him to die in his lab. Fries was transformed into a cold-blooded form, turning him into Mr. Freeze who now sought to have revenge on Boyle and rescue Nora.


Incident Reports

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 accepted the award proudly, before happily greeting Bruce Wayne and Alfred. While he was on his way to be interviewed by Vicki Vale, Mr. Freeze crashed the party. Penguin's Henchmen beat Ferris as Batman raced to find him. As soon as Batman rescued him, Freeze kidnapped him and took him out of the party in a helicopter. Batman eventually tracked him back to his own company, GothCorp in South Gotham.

Ferris was seen being held at gunpoint by The Penguin and his henchmen, who had betrayed Freeze and wanted the weapons promised by him. When Batman intervened, Freeze used the distraction to freeze Penguin and his men. Freeze then used 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 knew 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 defeated Freeze, and released Ferris, who promptly revealed his true colors and released cryo gas on Batman, freezing him. Believing him dead, Ferris then began 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 could finish, Batman managed to break free of the ice, disarmed Ferris and knocked him unconscious. Afterwards, Boyle was arrested by the GCPD on charges of assault, kidnapping, and unlawful possession of weapons.

Arkham City Incident

A poster for "Boyle Cryogenics" is on the wall in the Sionis Steel Mill. The events of Cold, Cold Heart are discussed by Mr. Freeze and Hugo Strange in an Interview Tape.

Psychological Profile

Ferris Boyle

Real Name: Ferris Boyle

GCPD Profile

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. In fact, Hamill's performance as Boyle was a major factor behind his later role as the Joker.