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Information
Age: Unknown

Height:

Variable

Weight:

Variable

Alignment:

Neutral

Allies:

Other Glacius -like aliens

Enemies:

UltraTech
Cinder
Fulgore
Sabrewulf
Sadira
Spinal

Glacius is an alien being and major character in the Killer Instinct franchise. He has appeared in every single game (although the Glacius in KI2 was a different character from the Glacius in the original KI).

Appearance

Of a fairly large stature, Glacius also has a bit of a heavier weight for his physique, most likely due to the high density of ice and water that makes up his body. His entire body has ranges of blue and silver. His arms are a light blue and also glow, and his legs are a darker blue than the rest of his body. His torso and head are silver and white. He has no ears, and his eyes are a dark blue with a black ring around them. As far as a nose or mouth, none can be seen, but upon closer inspection, it seems as if the white ice around his face could be a type of mask. If not, it is still possible that he has a mouth under the icicles on the front of his face.

In Killer Instinct 2, Glacius's appearance has minor changes. He seems to be a bit larger than his previous form, and instead of having five fingers, he now has three, and his feet also have three appendages instead of coming to a boot tip. The reason for those changes remain unknown.

By Killer Instinct 2013, Glacius has undergone a dramatic change in physical appearance. While still humanoid, his body is much more alien like in appearance, with his limbs thinner and his head now longer shaped with mandibles. He also lacks the smooth surface he had from the original game and instead has jagged, ice like crystals emerging from various points along his body. He retains the three fingers and toes from KI2/Gold as well as his green eyes, although his eyes look much more reptilian in nature.

Powers & Abilities

Glacius's body seems to be made of both ice and water, or some state in between for he can morph his body into different shapes using something akin to cryokinesis. This includes liquidizing himself into a puddle and quickly moving across the ground, or morphing his hands and arms into weapons, mainly a lance and an axe. He can also form spiked balls of ice out of the moisture in the air.

Killer Instinct

Story

Glacius is an alien being from a distant planet. When his spaceship crash landed on Earth, he was captured by Ultratech. Hoping to prove these alien beings to be inferior, Ultratech forces him to fight for his life in the Killer Instinct tournament.

Extended Story
Wandering the galaxy in search of new life, a curious Glacius skims too close to the Earth and, sucked in by its gravitational field, crashlands deep in the heart of a snow-bound mountain range. Groggy but counting himself lucky to be alive, he surveys the damage and sets out in the hope of finding the parts he needs. The history books of Glacius' race warn of the humans unreasoning brutality, but surely they exaggerate? Unfortunately, the alien will soon have time to regret his trusting nature when Ultratech capture him for use in their own unique brand of 'scientific research'.

Stage: Mountain Temple (Main)/Mountain Shrine (Alternate)

Glacius-s

Glacius in KI1.

Moveset

  • Shockwave: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward And Any Punch
  • Cold Shoulder: Charge Back Then Forward And Any Punch
  • Ice Lance: Quarter Forward, Down, Quarter Back, Quick Punch
  • Liquidize: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward And Any Kick

Special Moves

  • Combo Breaker: Back Then Forward, Any Punch
  • Ultra Combo: Back, Forward, Fierce Punch

End Specials

  • End Special 1: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Any Punch, Fierce Punch
  • End Special 2: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Any Kick, Fierce Kick
  • End Special 3: Quarter Forward, Down, Quarter Back, Quick Punch

Danger Moves

  • No Mercy 1: [Stand 1 Character Distance Away] Back, Back, Back, Fierce Kick
  • No Mercy 2: [Stand 1 Character Distance Away] Half Circle Back, Medium Kick
  • No Mercy 3: [Stand 1 Character Distance Away] Half Circle Forward, Medium Punch
  • Humiliation: Half Circle Forward, Medium Kick

Ending

After escaping from the grasp of Ultratech, Glacius finally returns to the site of his crashed spaceship. With the advanced technology present at Ultratech, Glacius takes the materials he needs and repairs his damaged ship. With memories of the evil he faced there fading slowly, Glacius begins the long and arduous trip back to his homeworld.

Killer Instinct 2

Story

Two Millennia from now a captured relative earns freedom by slaying a fire being and escaping home. But now in the past a distress call has been answered. Glacius must free his stranded kin.

Extended Story

The ordeals of this alien ambassador explain why his race made a point of avoiding contact with us until his descendant was forced to crash-land on our world 2000 years later. Sent to Earth by his race in search of a scout party long since lost, Glacius soon found himself imprisoned by the surviving followers of Gargos. In the chaos caused by the arrival of warriors from the far future and their demonic foe, he seizes the opportunity to escape his captors and battle his way to freedom.

Stage: Spaceship

Moveset

  • Cold Shoulder: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Medium Punch
  • Ice Grip: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Quick Punch
  • Liquidize & Uppercut: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Medium Kick, Fierce Kick
  • Liquidize In Air: (In Air) Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Any Kick
  • Liquidize: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Quick Kick
  • Ice Lance: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Fierce Punch
  • Arctic Blast: Down, Quarter Back, Back, Any Punch
  • Air Double: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Any Kick
  • Throw: Forward, Fierce Punch
  • Reverse Throw: Back, Fierce Punch [In An Opponents Throw]
  • Parry Move: Back, Hold Quick Punch
  • Pressure Move: Forward, Fierce Kick

Special Moves

  • Combo Breaker: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Any Punch Plus Any Kick
  • Ultra Combo Breaker: Back, Quarter Back, Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Back, Quick Punch [Requires 6 Super Bar Blocks]
  • Mini-Ultra Combo: Down, Quarter Back, Back, Quick Kick
  • Ultra Combo: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Quick Kick
  • Ultimate Combo: Forward, Quarter Forward, Down, Quarter Back, Back, Forward, Medium Kick
  • 0-Combo Ultimate: Back, Down, Quarter Back, Quick Kick

Super Moves

  • Super Uppercut: Quarter Back, Down, Quarter Forward, Back, Fierce Kick [Requires 3 Super Bar Blocks]
  • Super Cold Shoulder: Quarter Back, Down, Quarter Forward, Back, Medium Punch [Requires 3 Super Bar Blocks]
  • Super Liquidize & Uppercut: Forward, Quarter Forward, Down, Quarter Back, Back, Fierce Kick [Requires 3 Super Bar Blocks]
  • Super Arctic Blast: Forward, Quarter Forward, Down, Quarter Back, Back, Forward, Fierce Punch [Requires 4 Super Bar Blocks]
  • Arctic Slam: Quarter Back, Down, Quarter Forward, Back, Quick Punch [Requires 6 Super Bar Blocks]

End Specials

  • End Special 1: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Quick Punch, Quick Punch
  • End Special 2: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Quick Kick, Fierce Kick
  • End Special 3: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Fierce Punch, Fierce Punch
  • End Special 4: Down, Quarter Back, Back, Any Punch, Fierce Punch
  • End Special 5: Down, Quarter Forward, Forward, Quick Kick [After First 4 Enders]

Finishers

  • No Mercy: Hold Back, Half Circle Back Plus Quick Kick

Endings

Kill Sabrewulf and destroy Glacius' spaceship

With Gargos defeated, Glacius starts the long search for his lost comrades. Returning to a well hidden place previously discovered, Glacius is reunited with the captured members of his race. Freeing his captured comrades , Glacius leads them back to his ship, and onto their homeworld. The rescue mission has been a total success.

Don't kill Sabrewulf but destroy Glacius' spaceship

With Gargos defeated, Glacius starts the long search for his lost comrades. Returning to a well hidden place previously discovered, Glacius is reunited with the captured members of his race. But he has been careless, a spared enemy has tracked him with only revenge in mind. His joy at finding his comrades is short lived.

Kill Sabrewulf but don't destroy Glacius' spaceship

With Gargos defeated, Glacius starts the long search for his lost comrades. Although victorious, Glacius still has no idea where his captured friends are. Frustrated, he resigns himself to a long trip home alone... The consulation that he himself has survived is not enough. Leaving Earth, the victory is hollow. His mission is a failure and his people remain lost.

Glacius2013

Glacius in KI3/KI 2013

Killer Instinct (2013)

Story: Honor-driven Glacius has returned to Earth as protector against misuse of technology he was forced to leave behind after his last journey. Finding his ship’s power core stolen, Glacius is determined to locate the thief and undo any damage caused by his abandoned tech.

Stage: Crash Site (Similarity of Spaceship (KI2))

During an Ultra Combo, the crashed spaceship begins to start up, causing the snow to be blown heavily from the spaceship.

Moveset:

Special Moves:

  • Puddle Punch:
  • Cold Shoulder:
  • Hail (Close/Medium/Long Range):
  • Shatter:
  • Liquidize:

Shadow Moves:

  • Shadow Hail:
  • Shadow Cold Shoulder:
  • Shadow Puddle Punch:
  • Shadow Shatter:

Combo Openers:

  • Ice Lance:
  • Puddle Punch:
  • Shadow Puddle Punch:
  • Cold Shoulder:
  • Shadow Cold Shoulder:
  • Shatter:

Combo Enders:

  • Hail:
  • Cold Shoulder:
  • Puddle Punch:
  • Shatter:
  • Shadow Shatter:

Ultra Combo Hits: 25 Hits

Instinct Mode - Ice Armors: Glacius will have five pieces of Ice Armors, which he can use one piece at a time; one piece of the ice armor will recover for 3 secs. after it's been used; all of the ice armor pieces will vanquish after the Instinct Mode is finished.

Combo Trait - Ranged Auto-Doubles: After connecting with a ranged opener, Glacius can then follow up with a Double from afar. Can perform ranged Counter Breakers during the combo as well.

Other Attributes: Glacius cannot dash.

Trivia: During the slow music due to characters not moving, his remixed classic themes, "Controlling Transmission" and "Spaceship" will play.

Endings:

Spare Sadira, ULTRA Fulgore:

Glacius has defeated all who have come into contact with his technology, removing any evidence of his presence. Ever vigilant, the alien continues on his journey, knowing the influence of his lost technology continues to spread, and determined to repair the damage at all costs.

Spare Fulgore, ULTRA Sadira:

As Sadira collapses in defeat, she sends a signal to activate Glacius' lost power core. Paired with an Ultratech device, the searing energy of the core opens a dimensional rift. Through ragged breathes, Sadira murmurs the words, "My mission is complete. The path is open."

ULTRA Both Sadira and Fulgore:

Convinced of the danger posed by Earth's inhabitants, Glacius evacuates the planet. He triggers a self-destruct signal to the lost tech, setting off an explosion that decimates the earth. In his hearts, Glacius knows he made the only possible decision.

Signature Moves

  • Ice Lance
  • Puddle Punch

Trivia

  • In the 2013 Killer Instinct, Glacius's black alternate colour scheme matches that of Todd McFarlane's Spawn, complete with green eyes.
  • The first Glacius canonically killed Cinder in the original Killer Instinct Tournament, thus winning his freedom.
  • Despite the numerous misdeeds done to him by humanity, Glacius, or at the very least the Glacius from the first and third titles in the series, seems determined to maintain a message of peace between them and his race.
  • The story of Glacius crash-landing on Earth may be a reference to the alien creature in John Carpenter's movie The Thing (which is based on John W. Campbell Jr. Novella Who Goes There?), this appears as no coincidence, because both the alien creatures in the film and story are mimics and morph just like Glacius morphing body. Furthermore, the alien in the film tries to repair its ship, which mirrors Glacius efforts to repair its ship.

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Killer Instinct Franchise
Games Killer Instinct  · Killer Instinct 2 ( Killer Instinct Gold)  · Killer Instinct (Xbox One)
Soundtracks Killer Cuts  · Killer Instinct Gold Cuts
Comics KI Nintendo Power  · KI #1  · KI #2  · KI #3  · KI Special #1  · KI Special #2  · KI Special #3
Characters B.Orchid  · Chief Thunder  · Cinder  · Eyedol  · Fulgore  · Gargos  · Glacius  · Jago  · Kim Wu  · Maya  · Riptor  · Sabrewulf  · Sadira  · Shadow Jago  · Spinal  · TJ Combo  · Tusk
Minor Characters ARIA  · Eagle
Organizations Ultratech
Gameplay Combo Breaker & Counter Breaker  · Combo System  · Frame Data  · Instinct Mode  · Knockdown Value  · Lock out  · No Mercy  · Shadow Counter  · Shadow Meter  · Shadow moves  · Ultra Combo
Stages
KI Stages Alter (Riptor)  · Boxing Gym (TJ Combo)  · Canyon(Thunder)  · City Rooftop in Chicago[Orchid)
KI2/ Gold Stages
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