Lord Fredrik's spirit artwork from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Full name||Lord Fredrik, the Snowmad King|
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2014)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)|
Lord Fredrik (also referred to as Lord Fredrik, the Snowmad King, and sometimes simply Fredrik) is the main antagonist and the sixth and final boss of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port, fought in the level Volcano Dome. He is the leader of the Snowmads, who took over Donkey Kong Island and claimed it as their territory.
During the game's opening, Lord Fredrik is mostly shown as a silhouette, with only his glowing eyes having visibility. However, during Volcano Dome, Fredrik is revealed to be a massive Waldough with a dark mustache and glowing pale blue eyes. Fredrik wears a large double-horned helmet with a pale blue rhombus-shaped crystal on the front, a large white fur cape, bracelets with pale blue rhombus-shaped crystals similar to the one on the helmet across the surfaces, a white fur skirt, a belt with the Snowmad insignia on the front and smaller and circular pale blue crystals across its strap and black briefs.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
During the game's intro, Lord Fredrik and his Snowmad minions approach Donkey Kong Island on Donkey Kong's birthday. After taking a closer look at the island through his telescope, a Pointy Tucks informs the Snowmad King of its findings. Lord Fredrik laughs as he blows into his enchanted horn, summoning an ice dragon, which blows the Kongs away from the island. The Snowmads then conquer the island by stationing their command ship on top of the Volcano as the ice dragon throws it into a state of perpetual winter.
When Donkey Kong and his companions later return to the island, they make their way to the now-frozen volcano to battle Lord Fredrik; throughout the level Meltdown Mayhem, Lord Fredrik can be heard laughing in the background (although the clip used originates from Tiki Tong in Donkey Kong Country Returns). Upon reaching Fredrik's quarters, the Kongs find the Snowmad King standing in front of his ice throne as his underlings cheer for him. The Kongs then interrupt them by slamming on the icy ground in front of Lord Fredrik. Amused of their arrival, Lord Fredrik jumps towards the Kongs and shatters the icy ground, causing them to fall into the depths of the volcano. After landing in a basalt field, Lord Fredrik challenges the Kongs to a final battle. However, the Snowmad King is eventually defeated and blasted out of the volcano by the Kongs. He flies right through his stationed command ship and destroys it and crashes into the sea where the remaining Snowmad ships are stationed, ending the Snowmads' reign over Donkey Kong Island. He also drops his horn, which Donkey Kong uses to restore the island to its former climate.
Lord Fredrik begins the battle by jumping into the background and increasing in size. He begins firing several ice balls out of his horn at the Kongs, who must dodge them; some of them will progressively release Tuff Tucks, Tuff Fluffs and Tenacious Tucks as the battle continues, which can be stomped on, picked up, and thrown at Lord Fredrik to cause damage. Lord Fredrik will begin darting from side to side when the Kongs pick up a Snowmad, but will eventually pause to adjust his helmet or laugh tauntingly.
He will repeat his attack pattern until hit by a Snowmad, at which point he shrinks to his original size and returns to the foreground, trying to ram into the Kongs with his horned helmet. The Kongs must jump over Fredrik and land on his exposed back to damage him. If the first charge misses and Fredrik is not damaged, he may turn around and attempt another. If he stops the pattern, he will spring into the near platform, sinking them into the lava and moving onto the next platform.
After taking a few hits, Lord Fredrik will roar in rage and begin a few new attacks. When he jumps to the background for his iceball attack, he will first use his horn to create a flock of ice dragons that crash onto the battlefield. The dragons are preceded by shards of ice falling from the top of the screen, allowing the Kongs to evade their dives. If the dragons do not hit the Kongs, they will freeze part of the battlefield, making it harder to maneuver.
When Lord Fredrik returns to the foreground, his charge attack will occur at longer and faster intervals. After receiving enough damage, he will perform a spinning jump, which creates five pillars of lava that lift up all the platform except for the one he's standing on. Once the lava pillars subside, the platforms will remain airborne for a short while before they sink into the lava one by one.
Once Lord Fredrik takes enough damage, he also summons ice dragons from his horn. The ice dragons fly across the stage, but leave room for evasion by either jumping or crouching - the Kongs must jump over the low-flying dragons and crouch under the high-flying dragons.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Profiles and statistics
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Trivia Quiz: "Lord Fredrik is the leader of the Snowmads, who take over Donkey Kong Island. This ice-cold boss can use his magical horn to summon the (brr!) ice dragon."
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|Name||Image||Game||Type||Class||Effect||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|Lord Fredrik||Donkey Kong Series||Primary (1)||Novice||Grab
|Spirit Board||King K. Rool||Hazard: Ice Floor
||Summit (Battlefield)||Swinger Flinger|
Names in other languages
|French (NOA)||Sire Fredrik, le Roi des Frigoths||Lord Fredrik, the King of the Snowmads|
|French (NOE)||Sire Frighorrifik||Corruption of "frigorifique" (refrigerated), combined with "horrifique" (horrific) and "Igor" (a common Viking name)|
|German||Seine Frostigkeit König Qual||His Frostiness King Torment|
|Italian||Renaldo, il re dei ghiacci||Reynold, the king of ices|
|Spanish (NOE)||Frigorico I, el Rey Morsario||Frigorico I, the "Corsair-Walrus" King (Frigorico is a portmanteau of frigo-, meaning "fridge" and the given name Frederico. Morsario is a play on morsa, meaning "walrus", and corsario, meaning corsair.)|
- Lord Fredrik is similar to King K. Rool, in which they are both brutish leaders of powerful groups who acted as antagonists to the Kong family for various reasons. His battle tactics also feature several parallels to the Kremling king's:
- His shoulder charge and jumping attacks mirrored how K. Rool fought the Kongs on Gang-Plank Galleon from Donkey Kong Country.
- The attack where he goes onto the field and fires ice dragons from his horn is similar Kaptain K. Rool's blunderbuss barrage attack in K. Rool Duel and Krocodile Kore from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
- His appearance in the background before being indirectly hit by the Kongs is similar to the fight against Baron K. Roolenstein in the Knautilus from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.