A mutant who was kept as the family secret from a young age, Robert "Bobby" Drake has the ability to create and manipulate ice. After using his powers to help save a woman from a burning building, Drake was called telepathically by Professor Xavier, who wanted him to join him at his school, where Bobby would learn to fully control his powers and be around others like him. Whilst there, he met Angelica Jones and instantly fell for her. They later left the team after graduation and began studying at ESU, where they met Peter Parker and ran into Spider-Man.
When Spider-Man accidentally took pictures of Angelica changing into Firestar, he revealed his own identity to Bobby and Angelica and they decided to become a team and the Spider-Friends were born!
Ever the wise cracking smart mouth, Bobby’s foot in constantly in his love, and his eyes are constantly on Angelica.