The story made its way to Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men.
Xavier sent Scott Summers (Cyclops) to recruit Bobby.
Grateful for saving his life and yearning to be like Scott, There, the X-Men were tutored by Professor X and trained in the use of their powers in the Danger Room.As 'Iceman', Bobby learned to control his abilities in order to protect a world that feared and hated him for being different alongside Cyclops, Angel, Beast, and Marvel Girl.Iceman quickly befriended Beast, however, he remained self-conscious about being the youngest member of the group.X-Men (Jean Grey School member), founding member); formerly Murder Circus (brainwashed), Excelsiors (squad leader), The Twelve, X-Factor/X-Terminators (founding member), Chosen (Dualers), Secret Defenders, Defenders, Champions (founder)Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, X-Haven, Limbo; formerly Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California; Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, California; Ship; X-Factor Complex, New York City, New York; Defenders Mansion, Rocky Mountains, Colorado; Champions Headquarters, Los Angeles, California My name is Robert Drake. The mob broke into the Drake household and overpowered them. I've stood side by side with the toughest, most powerful heroes in the known universe and always held my own. Believing Bobby to be a dangerous mutant, the people of his town, Fort Washington, organized a lynch mob.
I've been a super hero since before I was old enough to shave. Bobby panicked and encased Rocky in ice, saving Judy, but revealing his abilities to his peers.
A school bully named Rocky Beasely had convinced his gang to attack Bobby and Judy Harmon, his girlfriend at the time.
Bobby first discovered his mutant abilities at a young age when he found himself unable to stop feeling cold and shivering.
Bobby is Jewish on his mother's side and Irish Catholic on his father's.
See Also: Expanded History Robert "Bobby" Louis Drake was born in Floral Park, Long Island, New York to Louis Robert Drake and Madeline Beatrice Bass-Drake.
The local sheriff noticed that things were getting out of hand and took Bobby into custody for his own protection.