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Ice King and his drums

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Happy Ice King

Ice King has Ice Powers therefore with the power of his crown .The Ice King (real name Simon Petrikov) is the main antagonist (often unintentionally) of Adventure Time. His typical misdeed is to kidnap a princess and force her to marry him, which Finn and Jake foil every time. As his name suggests, Ice King is also his title, announcing himself as King of Ice. He rules the Ice Kingdom. His Ice Powers are contained in his crown, and he is therefore powerless without it. His crown is also the cause of his loss of sanity, his unusual skin color, goblin-like nose, white eyes and beard.
[1]Video depicting the creation of the Ice King{C}{CSometime before the Mushroom War, Ice King was a normal, dark-haired, glasses-wearing human named Simon Petrikov studying to be an antiquarian, a specialist in the knowledge of ancient artifacts. He had a young fiancée named Betty, whom he referred to as his "princess" and loved dearly. {C}{C At some point in his career he purchased a strange jeweled crown from an old dock worker in Northern Scandinavia. After bringing the crown home, he put it on his head to make Betty laugh, but the crown caused him to black out and experience odd visions. {C}{C Petrikov had no recollection of what he had done while wearing the crown, though it was enough to frighten away his fiancée. Simon never heard or saw Betty ever again and began to record himself on VHS tape so people would know his story. As time passed, Petrikov would hear voices and continued having disturbing visions without even putting the crown on. Even during the first clip, comparing him to his picture, his eyes already began to look as they do as the Ice King. His skin turned light blue, his nose became pointy and long, his hair turned white and his body temperature dwindled to an unnatural low of 30°C. Despite being human, having a body temperature of 30°C, and being in a land covered by snow, Petrikov manages to survive. This is perhaps what is meant when the crown ‘tells’ him that “the power of the crown will save [him] with its frost”. There are two theories to the significance of this and the snow in the background. The first is that there is a horrible winter (possibly ice age) starting where Petrikov lives and the crown saves his life. The second theory is that the crown's ice power allows him to survive the atomic fires to come; and that since the Ice King has the ability to conjure blizzard storm, the storm outside is actually being conjured by Petrikov unconsciously in his metamorphosis.

As his mind and body became further twisted by the crown, Simon thought himself "too far gone" to find an escape from it's influence, though he hoped that he could one day regain his sanity enough so that Betty, his "princess," would come back and love him again.

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