The Ice King is a fictional character in the American animated television series Adventure Time. He is an evil wizard that could create and manipulating ice and snow. He calls himself the king of the Ice Kingdom, a land of ice he claimed as his own where he lives in the company of many penguins.
|Adventure Time character|
|First appearance||Adventure Time (rough-cut)|
"Prisoners of Love" (official)
|Last appearance||"Come Along With Me"|
|Created by||Pendleton Ward|
|Voiced by||Tom Kenny |
John Kassir (pilot)
|Occupation||Monarch of the fictional Ice Kingdom (formerly)|
Antiquarian (Simon Petrikov)
|Family||Betty Grof (fiancée) |
Originally in the first seasons, he wanted to kidnap Princess Bubblegum on a regular basis. As the show progressed, he became a kind-hearted but misunderstood old man with completely twisted senses of morality and social behavior. He suffered from memory loss. Later seasons unveil his tragic backstory, revealing he was once a good human named Simon Petrikov who lost his mind, memories and loved ones due to the magic crown giving him his ice powers which was seen in the episode "Holly Jolly Secrets".
In the episodes "I Remember You" and "Simon & Marcy", it revealed the Ice King's relation with Marceline the Vampire Queen almost a thousand years before the beginning of the series, are often considered two of the show's very best.
At first the character received negative reviews, but later when his backstory and development was showed in the show, he received positive reviews. Many people compare his character's mental issues to that of Alzheimer's and bipolar disorder.
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