Adventurer; former mercenary and professional criminal
U.S.A. with a criminal record, recently paroled
Place of Birth
Former employee of Spymaster; formerly Thunderbolts Masters of Evil, Four Winds, Hammer Industries
Vocational high school graduate with a specialty in air conditioning and refrigerator repair
Blue; (formerly) Brown
Blue; (formerly) Brown
Donnie wore a battlesuit which contained cryogenic circuitry that allows the
wearer to generate and focus intense cold. By manipulating this cold, Gill can
create blasts of cold, ice missiles, and walls of ice from ambient
moisture, as well as forming sleet, snow, and freezing rain. In addition, he would create slides of ice to travel. The battlesuit was fully insulated so that Gill was immune to the effects of
his weaponry. However, following his mutation, Donnie is now capable
of generating ice naturally through his body, to what extent is yet to
be seen. He also has the ability to manipulate electrical currents, even to the point of overcharging them. Gill can also charge the energies
within his body and disperse it enabling him to disable mechanical, or
any other kind of electronic devices within a given radius.
Donnie is an experienced street fighter and has some minor mechanical repair skills.
Donald "Donnie" Gill was working for Hammer Industries until businessman Justin Hammer entrusted Donnie with a battlesuit reminiscent of the original Blizzard (Gregor Shapanka), because Gill was compliant and didn't question orders. Excited to use his battlesuit powers, "Blizzard" began his first assignment: to recapture the Force (an agent of Hammer who had betrayed him). Blizzard, Beetle (aka future MACH-IV), and Backlash (aka future Whiplash) engaged Force and his new ally, Iron Man.
During the battle, Force saw that Donnie was being misled by Hammer as
he once was; therefore, he tried to reach out to the young villain. However, in the end, Blizzard attacked Force which led to himself being electrocuted. As his allies fled, Blizzard was captured. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, just click on their names.)
Before he was taken to prison, Blizzard was rescued by the Rhino
on behalf of Hammer, which boosted Gill’s loyalty to Hammer and curtailed Iron Man's efforts to lend Gill legal and moral
guidance. Justin Hammer
knew of Stark’s interest in helping Gill; therefore, he used Donnie as a bargaining
chip to get Iron Man to help him take down their mutual enemy: the
Ghost. Iron Man and agents of Hammer we able to stop the Ghost; however, the
villains turned on Iron Man, abandoning Blizzard. Gill wanted to believe that Hammer would rescue him, but Iron Man played a recording of
Hammer's bargaining. Crushed from Hammer's lies, Blizzard allowed himself to be taken into custody. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters.)
Later on, Blizzard was seen again engaged in criminal activities, with no interest in reforming. However, after a series of failures, Blizzard tried to be a part of a team again. He joined a mercenary group working on behalf of the Four Winds crime family. The group was hired to invade Agent X’s headquarters; however, they suffered a humiliating defeat. After this, Blizzard again joined a different team--one of the largest incarnation of the Masters of Evil. but their plans to hold the world ransom using a weather-controlling device were thwarted by the Thunderbolts. (Click the highlighted names above to learn about the teams and/or character.)
When the Avengers disbanded, MACH-IV began re-form the Thunderbolts--a team of former superhuman villains who were
attempting to reinvent themselves as a team of heroic champions. Blizzard
was recruited as a founding member of the new team and earned a parole.
The Thunderbolts even made their debut by saving Manhattan from the
terrorist attacks of renegade Atlanteans. Blizzard actually doubted his effectiveness as a hero; however, he started to become more confident in the role even though his battlesuit was beginning to deteriorate. Unfortunately, after the team stopped Purple Man from controlling New York, the Thunderbolts had a re-shuffling of its members. Songbird
became the leader, and she soon dismissed Blizzard from their ranks. (To learn about the race and/or character highlighted above, just click on their name.)
Soon after, in his demoralized state, Blizzard was recruited by fellow ex-Thunderbolts
MACH-IV and Baron Zemo in creating a a new team to fight Songbird's Thunderbolts. In addition, Blizzard's battlesuit was redesigned and given an upgrade by the Fixer. With his new battlesuit, Blizzard and hist teammates battled the Thunderbolts and their teammate Photon.
During the battle, they forced Photon to realize his unstable
personality and powers would result in the destruction of the universe; therefore, Zemo killed him to save reality. Afterward, the two teams returned to
Zemo’s headquarters, where he formed a new team of Thunderbolts under
Songbird’s field leadership and his guidance. The team would later help against the U-Foes during the superhero Civil War. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, just click on their names. Also, Blizzard in his upgraded battlesuit is shown in the fifth picture posted above.)
Much later, Blizzard returned to his usual crimes of robbing banks along with Whirlwind, until they were both approached by Spymaster. He offered them both the opportunity to join a group of villains of Iron Man who planned to assault the almost-defenseless Stark Tower. They agreed; however, during a briefing, Donnie suddenly collapsed to the floor. When Blizzard regained consciousness, he had discovered that his skin had
turned white and he could generate ice on his own now. (He had been exposed to the Terrigen Mists unleashed upon the face of the entire Earth by Black Bolt.) He unknowingly was an Inhuman descendant, and suffered "Terrigenesis,"
which caused the
manifestation of his latent powers. Gill
thought that this was the perfect opportunity to "be part of something bigger"
and decided to leave Spymaster's team. However, as he and Whirlwind tried to leave, they were brutally attacked by Spymaster and Titanium Man and then forced them into taking part of the assault to Stark Tower. Once at Stark Tower, Spymaster used teleporter discs to teleport some of Iron Man's armor suits to his "buyers" and then escaped--leaving Blizzard and the rest of his accomplices behind. They were soon discovered by the heroes who used the tower as their base, but the villains managed to defeat the heroes. Titanium Man then offered the heroes to be
taken to Spymaster to his spaceship. They agreed; however, when they arrived to a spaceship, Spymaster and Titanium Man ambushed them (it was then that was revealed that Titanium Man was actually Captain Atlas of the Kree--the buyer). Blizzard and the other villains managed to escape custody and started fighting Spymaster,
Titanium Man, and the army of Iron Man armors (controlled by Spymaster). Iron Man soon arrived after traking his suits to the spaceship and helped Blizzard and his allies defeat their enemies. During the fight,
Blizzard used his newly discovered powers of being "human battery" and overcharged the Iron Man armors and and deactivate them. Unfortunately, this led to Blizzard fainting and falling out the spaceship's cargo door. Luckily, a suit Iron Man was controlling rescued him. However, in order to let his friends escape, Blizzard had to freeze himself and the
suit. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters, building, and/or race.)
Afterward, Blizzard was taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. He was left under the simulation that he was delivered to the Inhumans, in order to prove himself as the changed man Gill thought he was, until S.H.I.E.L.D. can figure out what to do with him. (To learn about S.H.I.E.L.D., just click on the highlighted name above.)
To learn more about Blizzard, click on the following like, http://marvel.com/universe/Blizzard_%28Donald_Gill%29.
Donnie Gill appears in the Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. In this version of the Blizzard, Donnie is actually a cadet at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy. However, due to an accident, he appears to have gained freezing abilities.