He was my favorit villian, mostly because he struck me as the guy who wouldn't make the same dumb mistakes the other villians in the game did. If he knew Batman was about he would tell his men to fall back, stay in large groups and not walk out into large open spaces were Batman could pick them off one by one.
Especially in Arkham City. Some of the guys there were in Asylum and even THEY don't learn from their mistakes! One of them should have said: "Hey, keep looking up. Last time I didn't look up, I ended up being strung from on of those gargoyle things.
Well then you would have to figure out ways to draw them out of their positions. Like they could have given us cans of tear gas to throw, or you could have used the electric gun and trigger their guns to go off, or use the grappling hook to pull them away.
Of course it's not just in Batman were the creators have the character act kind of stupid. I'm just getting sick of seeing perfectly smart people making bone headed mistakes.
It's always been my belief that the greatest aspect of any Batman story is the villains he faces. Now most supervillains are enjoyable to watch or listen to but what really sets thos of the Batman stories apart from the enemies faced by say Superman or Spiderman is the fact that they are so sympathetic.
Most of the time, they're not people bent on world domination or something cliche like that. Most of the time they're just ordinary people whose lives have been destroyed by the inherent dark elements of Gotham City. In many ways that makes them a mirror for Batman himself. Wronged in the past and often seeking retribution for it. But whilst Batman was able to avoid the dark pit that such a path leads to, they did not and you really feel the tragedy of that.
Every time I see them I think to myself:
"There but for the grace of God goes Batman himself".
And this one, Mr Freeze, has always been the absolute epitome of that concept. So much so that I have never once thought of him as a villain. See the story through his eyes and he's actually a hero like Batman, figthing for what he considers to be justice against those who wronged him and the wife he loved so much.
The absolute greatest Batman villain ever made. Such a shame that only the 90's animated series has ever done him any justice. Everyone else turned him into a joke.
Sorry for my rambling but I just had to get that off my chest.