Being frozen alive being a "fate worse than death" is probably unintentional Fridge Horror rather than an honest attempt on their part to keep Ghetsis scary while censoring. They're probably trying to give the impression that Nate/Rosa are just frozen in the same (relatively minor) way that Pokemon are frozen during battles. >.<
You know things are bad when the ANIME is the incarnation of the franchise that uses "kill" and "die" the most often.
EDIT: And meanwhile, the game has this in it too... inconsistent standards anyone?
Unintentional Fridge Horror, yeah so damned true >__>
Does Nintendo give a further thought about this when censoring? It already gave me the chill how Ghetsis keeps you alive while he doing his evil deeds. Its the same when Bane keeps Batman alive just toa make sure he witness the destruction of Gotham. Even Batman ask someone to kill him outright.
I even vote poll number 2 for the sake of sarcasm
EDIT: uhh, what that picture supposed to mean? Is the biker getting......