DC Has some straight-out stupid origin stories
As a child, Mick Rory was locked in an industrial freezer while on a school trip to a meatpacking plant. His cries going unheard, Rory managed to pick the lock and escape, however, from then on Rory suffered from a fear of the cold and became obsessed with heat and warmth. Toting his high-tech Heat Gun, he blazed a criminal career in Central City as Heat Wave, where he eventually joined with The Rogues to battle The Flash.
seriously, getting locked in a freezer made him a super villain? wtf?