Lord Fredrik

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Lord Fredrik
Lord Fredrik spirit.png
Full name Lord Fredrik, the Snowmad King
Species Waldough
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)

Lord Fredrik (also referred as Lord Fredrik, the Snowmad King and sometimes only Fredrik[1]) is the main antagonist and the sixth and final boss of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. He is the leader of the Snowmads, who took over Donkey Kong Island and claimed it as their territory.


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

During the game's intro, Lord Fredrik and his Snowmad minions invaded Donkey Kong Island on Donkey Kong's birthday. They blasted out the Kongs with the winds created by a magical blowhorn and stationed their ship on top of the Volcano, subsequently claiming the entire island.

When Donkey Kong and his companions later return to the island, they encounter Lord Fredrik in the now frozen Volcano. He challenges the Kongs to a fight, but is eventually defeated by the Kongs. Upon his defeat, Lord Fredrik gets blasted out of the island, crashing into the sea where his ships and other Snowmads are stationed. He also drops his blowhorn, which is now used by Donkey Kong to change the island back to normal, melting the snow and ice.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lord Fredrik appears as a spirit.

Physical description[edit]

Lord Fredrik prepares to fight
Darkened version of Lord Fredrik's artwork

During the game's opening, Lord Frederik is mostly shown as a silhouette, with only his glowing eyes having visibility. However, during Volcano Dome, Lord Frederik is revealed to be a massive Waldough. He has a dark mustache, two glowing sky blue eyes, and two tusks. Lord Fredrik wears a large double-horned helmet, a large white fur cape, a fur skirt, a belt with a snowflake-emblazoned jewel on the front, and black briefs. He carries a wooden horn, which is used to summon the ice dragon.

Boss battle[edit]

The battle starts as Lord Fredrik prepares to send his minions onto the arena.

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.

Lord Fredrik sends a flock of ice dragons onto the arena

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 lava pillars that lift up all the platform except one. Once the lava pillars subside, platforms will temporarily be airborne and 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 spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Lord Fredrik Lord Fredrik spirit.png Donkey Kong Series Primary (1) Novice Grab
Weight ↑
Spirit Board King K. Rool Hazard: Ice Floor
  • The floor is frozen
Summit (Battlefield) Swinger Flinger

Names in other languages[edit]

Lord Fredrik[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロード・フレドリック
Rōdō Furedorikku
Lord Fredrik
Spanish 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.)
French (NOA) Sire Fredrik, le Roi des Frigoths Lord Fredrik, the King of the Snowmads
French (NOE) Sire Frighorrifik Corruption of "frigorifique" (refrigerated), possibly combined with "horrifique" (horrific)
German Seine Frostigkeit König Qual His Frostiness King Torment
Italian Renaldo, il re dei Ghiacci Reynold, the King of Ices
Russian Лорд Фредрик
Lord Fredrik
Lord Fredrik

Volcano Dome[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese けっせん!ロード・フレドリック
Kessen! Rōdō Furedorikku
Showdown! Lord Fredrik
Spanish Soberano soberbio Superb Sovereign
French Le fantoche fulminant The Thundering Puppet
German Frostfeuriges Finale Frost Fiery Finale
Italian Volta Vulcano Volcano Vault


  • Lord Fredrik's battle tactics and character feature several homages to King K. Rool, such as the shoulder charge and jumping attacks.
  • At the start of Meltdown Mayhem, Lord Fredrik can be heard laughing in the background.