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Lord Fredrik, The Snowmad King
Lord Fredrik
Artwork of Lord Fredrik, The Snowmad King, from the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

World(s) Donkey Kong Island
Boss Level Volcano Dome

Species Waldough
Gender Male
Affiliation(s) Snowmads
Occupation(s) Leader of the Snowmads
Powers/Abilities Superhuman strength

Superhuman agility
Jumping high
Great leadership skills
Size alteration
With his Magic Horn: Cryokinesis
Summoning (his minions & ice dragons with his horn and ice attacks)

Enemies Kong Family,
Donkey Kong,
Diddy Kong,
Dixie Kong,
Cranky Kong,
Funky Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (for Wii U) (2014)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (for Switch) (2018)

Lord Fredrik, The Snowmad King is the fearsome leader of the Snowmads, the main villains of the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, the boss of the world Donkey Kong Island, as well as the sixth and final boss in the game.

With a fleet of ships and an army at his beck and call (not to mention an enchanted horn), he has led conquests on several islands and always turned out victorious, as the tribe is searching for a home they can call their own, similar to real-life vikings[1].

His latest military strike - Donkey Kong Island - has left the once tropical place coated in ice and snow; even the Volcano has been iced over. Naturally, it's up to Donkey Kong and the Kong Family to fix things.


Lord Fredrik is first seen sitting on his personal throne set on his flagship as one of his minions informs him of a new land to conquest: Donkey Kong Island. Glad to be conquering a new island under his control, he calls for his henchmen to bring him his magic horn. Taking a deep breath, he sends an Ice Dragon to blow the Kongs away, thereby clearing away anyone who could cause him secondary trouble. His flagship suddenly takes flight, landing on top of the currently dormant Volcano and then sending his Ice Dragon to reshape DK Island to his personal needs.

Physical Appearance

Lord Fredrik appears as an oversized Waldough who is twice Donkey Kong's size with a pair of glowing blue eyes, with no eyelids. He wears a helmet with a pair of horns on the side with a blue diamond in the middle on top of his head. Lord Fredrik wears a fur cape on his back and has a black belt with light blue pearls with a much larger pearl around his waist.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman strength: Lord Fredrik has considerable strength, enough to break hardened ice, although already cracked. During the battle with Donkey Kong, he has proved to have enough weight to make platforms sink rapidly into the lava.
  • Superhuman agility: Lord Fredrik, despite his imposing size and strength, proved himself capable of jumping extremely high.
  • Size change: Lord Fredrik was able to grow his magic horn and body size, perhaps magically.
  • Telekinesis: Lord Fredrik was able to levitate his horn after making it grow.

With his Magic Horn

  • Cryokinesis: Lord Fredrik can use his magic, blowing horn to generate ice dragons, capable of freezing platforms.
  • Summoning minions: Lord Fredrik can summon allies incased in ice from his horn, making a spike ball-like projectiles that release Tuff Tucks and Tuff Fluffs.

Boss Battle

Much like the previous five bosses in the game, the boss fight against Lord Fredrik is composed by three phases. The battle takes place in an underground volcano cavern surrounded by molten lava.

In the first phase, Lord Fredrik will jump to a nearby platform with his horn. He will then enlarge himself and blow on his horn to rain down six ice balls, one of them will contain a Tuff Tuck or a Tuff Fluff. Donkey Kong must bounce on one of the two enemies, and then throw him at Lord Fredrik, where he will move side to side in order to avoid getting hit. The player must wait for Lord Fredrik to readjust his crown to land an easy hit on him. If Donkey Kong succeeds in hitting Lord Fredrik, he will then jump on the platform where Donkey Kong is and attempts to charge at him with his helmet. That is the chance to damage Lord Fredrik, by hitting his back as he charges, only the player will be bounce off of him as they are being pushed back, preventing them from hitting Lord Fredrik multiple times. After this phase (or in the next phase of the battle), he will ground pound on Donkey Kong, and send parts of the platforms he ground pounds into the lava. repeat the process above two more times to advance to the second phase of the battle.

In the second phase, it's similar to the first, except Lord Fredrik gains a new move; he can now fire Ice Dragons from his horn. The Ice Dragons will fall on Donkey Kong (the player can tell were the Ice Dragon will fall by noticing ice shards falling from the top) and will freeze the platform, causing Donkey Kong to slide. This part of the battle makes it harder to avoid Lord Fredrik's attacks, otherwise, this part of the battle is pretty much the same, just wait until Lord Fredrik summons the ice balls filled with Tuff Tucks and Tuff Fluffs to throw at him in order to hit Lord Fredrik three times and the battle will continue until the final phase.

In the third and final phase of the battle, Lord Fredrick's tactics as a whole still remain the same, but he will summon the ice balls filled with Tuff Tucks or Tuff Fluffs. Hit Lord Fredrik with one of the two enemies, then hit him on his back three times to beat him, only this time, Lord Fredrik will gain two new moves, in the beginning of the battle, Lord Fredrik will jump high to the other side of either platform Donkey Kong is on and unleash a ground pound to send the platforms high into the air, as they are being forced upwards by lava. The platforms one by one will then fall and sink into the lava, for which Donkey Kong will have to land on the platform that is still inside arena. He still retains the ability to fire Ice Dragons, but now he can fire then directly at Donkey Kong like a blaster, for which Donkey Kong will have to ether jump or duck to avoid the Ice Dragons.

After beating this phase of the battle, the main game is complete.


"It has all come down to this enemy: Lord Fredrik, the Snowmad King. The one who ruined Donkey Kong’s birthday and blew out his only candle. The one who stole the Kong's entire island and froze it in solid ice and snow. The beast that invaded the surrounding islands in order to take it as his own. You have defeated everything he has thrown at you up to this point, and it is now just between you and him—and whichever other Kong you intelligently decided to bring along. This final leg of the journey is a tough one and one that seems best to experience off the cuff. You may dislike me for doing this, but spoilers are not needed here, so from here on out you must go it alone. Unless you decide to find the answer in the walkthrough section of this guide. However, isn’t victory sweeter when you figure out how to win on your own terms? Although finding the answers is not a bad way to go either. Once you defeat this foul beast and have collected all of the ruin pieces from the temple levels you can access the secret island.. but I have already said too much."
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima's Official Game Guide, page 18


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning/Translation
European French 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
Japanese ロード・フレドリック
Rōdō Furedorikku
Lord Fredrik
Russian Лорд Фредрик
Lord Fredrik
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.)


  • Lord Fredrik shares similarities with the bosses from the original Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land series:
  • The battle with Lord Fredrik is also similar to the final boss Tiki Tong from the previous games, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.
    • Both antagonist have an elemental-theme in them.
    • Both antagonists can use their head as a form of attack (Tiki Tong: head slam, Lord Fredrik: head charge)
    • Both antagonist have attacks that involves dropping enemies on to the player.
    • Both final battles takes place in the Volcano.
  • Lord Fredrik is the first and (so far) only final boss in the Donkey Kong series to take place underground.
  • While Lord Fredrik has nine hit points like previous boss fights in the same game, he has to be hit at least once by the Tuck or Fluff enemies, if that is considered as a hit point, then Lord Fredrik has the most hit points out of all the bosses in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, having twelve hit points in total.
  • As of now, Lord Fredrik is the final boss of the Donkey Kong Country series, and is (so far) the final boss of the Donkey Kong series as a whole.