Cynthia Regina Del Gelo is an elemental mystic with old family lineage.
She is a graduate student of Ravenswood Academy. From birth, she believed that she was destined for great things. Coming from a long family of mystics tracing back to Greek Oracles and Roman Seers, she knew that she would possess great power. She did not know, though, how that power would manifest.
Her father insisted that she study with Stonehenge Druids in England, which she did for most of her childhood. While her skills involving mystical knowledge were advancing slowly, there were complaints that she was cold and almost anti-social. She also could not exhibit any powers, which the instructors felt were being internalized by her resentment of the other students and of her parents for sending her away at such a young age. She was transferred to the Ravenswood Academy, still somewhat bitter but resolved even further to master her skills. It was at Ravenswood that she finally exhibited her first true powers in ice and cold. Relieved, she began to open up to others, although she still possessed a defensive arrogance about her potential.
She graduated from Ravenswood in 2012 as part of an advanced education track, earning the nickname “Elite Ice” for her arrogance.
Powers and Abilities
Elite Ice is an elemental mystic with a specific mastery over cold. Her power is fueled by the elemental forces of water, temperature, and wind, which allows her to slow the fire of life or to steal it outright. She can use ice and cold as either positive or negative purposes, to either preserve and protect, or imprison and destroy.
But her power is matched with the knowledge she collected from her years at both Stonehenge and Ravenswood. While she cannot cast spells like Witchcraft or the other sorcerers, she is knowledgeable of the mystic secrets and how to tap into the power of certain mystical items. Her access to the Del Gelo family mansion gives her vast resources to draw upon.
Her outfit also contains certain mystical enhancements that boost her powers. She felt she needed these after her first confrontation with The Nationalist, which sent her to the hospital.
Cynthia Regina is arrogant and confident to a fault. She’s not evil, but she has a firm belief that she can succeed where others fail, and she believes this because she has always been brought up believing that she is destined for great things because she is a Del Gelo.
Her confidence can overwhelm her, though, because she lacks the experience to back up her claims.
Her best friend is Keira Fyre.
The Del Gelo Sanctum is the family home.
The initial sanctum was located in Greece atop a remote mountainous island. Access then was restricted to either boat or mystic portal.
In the 1930's, a family seer predicted that a new world war would break out and devastate the area. The family spared no expense to literally transport the whole building to the United States, replacing it with a "summer home" previously owned by Al Capone (through a shell company) before his conviction and imprisonment. As predicted, during World War II, the island was destroyed by a crashed bomber.
Most of the building is accessible through its private road in the hills just south of Millennium City, however the Sanctum portion of the estate can only be accessed through a special spell passed down from generation to generation.
Elite Ice made her debut in "Future's Guardian" #5