Gregor Shapanka was a highly ranked employee of Stark Industries who fearful of death, went so far as to join HYDRA. After Donnie Gill was recruited into HYDRA by Baron Zemo, Gregor was in charge of creating a suit that could enhance Donnie's powers. Gregor saw this as a opportunity to advance his cause of immortality. So Gregor studied Donnie's powers and used to create a suit for both him and Donnie, But while Donnie relied on his powers to power the suit's weapons, Gregor implanted artificial means to achieve the ice related powers. When the suits were finished Gregor used his to freeze himself while still being mobile and called himself the second Blizzard.
- Blizzard Armor: The Blizzard wore a battlesuit containing micro circuited cryogenic units (micro-cryostats) that enabled him to project an intense cold through the ducts that encircled his gloves. With the freezing units at full capacity, the Blizzard could lower the temperature of a twenty by twenty foot room 68 degrees Fahrenheit to 32 degrees Fahrenheit in thirty seconds. Also integrated into the lining of his sleeves was a system of flexible tubing that carried water to miniature electric turbines in his gloves. By emitting the water as a mist and freezing it with his micro-cryostat units, he could create snow flurries. By emitting it as a spray, he could create sleet. By emitting it as a stream, he could create icicles. By concentrating both gloves' power on a single stream of water, he could create a super-dense ice-darts, capable of being flung with enough force to dent half-inch thick steel. The water and cold ducts were capable of shooting a steam of snow with a maximum range of fifteen feet. The Blizzard was able to encase people in a layer of frost or to create an ice-slide beneath him.