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Storm is a mutant and the co-leader of the X-Men. She hails from Africa and is a mutant that, as her name implies, is able to control the weather. Storm later became the leader of the X-Men when Cyclops left the team.
As a child Ororo Munroe was born and raised in Africa. At a young age Ororo was in a building when it collapsed and trapped her under rubble. This event gave Ororo a life long fear of small spaces.
While still a child living in Cairo, Egypt, Ororo was forced to become a thief for a telepathic mutant named the Shadow King. One day Ororo stole the wallet of Charles Xavier. Xavier followed her and met the Shadow King whom Xavier had discovered was forcing Ororo and the children of Cairo to steal for him. Xavier fought Shadow King on the astral plane and was victorious. Because of this Ororo and the children of Cairo were free from Shadow King's control.
Ororo later moved to Tanzania, Africa. While still a child Ororo was worshiped as a goddess. Being worshiped as a goddess messed with Ororo psychologically.
Years later in Tanzania a woman named Shani gave birth to a baby boy. However, the baby was born not breathing. Ororo gave the baby CPR and was able to save his life. Shani then named the child, MjNari and made Ororo his godmother. While Shani was recovering from the pregnancy Ororo cared for MjNari and became like a second mother to him.
A few years later Ororo left Africa to go to America. Ororo around this time had reconnected with Charles Xavier and he invited her to be a student at his mutant school and become a member of his X-Men. Ororo accepted Xavier's offer and she headed for America. When Ororo joined the X-Men she took the code name, Storm.
Being worshiped as a goddess at such a young age messed with Ororo's mind and she believed that she really was a goddess. However, Professor X was able to use his telepathic powers to make Ororo see that she was a mutant, not a goddess.
As a teenager MjNari learned that he was a mutant himself and he could run at super speed.
Becoming leader of the Morlocks
While in a Danger Room session Storm got trapped in a small place and her claustrophobia kicked in. Storm lost control of her powers and fainted. When Storm awoke she told Professor X that because of her claustrophobia she would be unable to lead the X-Men. However, Professor X told Storm that when the time come she may not have a choice.
Scott Summers and Jean Grey were later captured by a group of mutants called the Morlocks. Jean was able to send Professor X a distress message telepathically. Professor X found their location and sent the X-Men to rescue them.
When the X-Men arrived they fought the Morlocks. Callisto, leader of the Morlocks, then ordered her people to kill the X-Men one by one until Scott agreed to marry her. However, Storm challenged Callisto for leadership of the Morlocks. Storm said that if Callisto refused she would lose the respect of her people. Storm was able to defeat Callisto but refused to kill her because according to Storm "killing is not the X-Men way." Storm then became the new leader of the Morlocks and told the Morlocks that they no longer had to live underground and that they were welcome at the Xavier Mansion. However, Annalee, one of the Morlocks, told Storm that because they were so different there would be no way they could live on the surface. However, the Morlocks said that when and if normal humans accept mutants they might take Storm up on her offer. Storm then told the Morlocks that until that day come Callisto would rule in her place.
When Cyclops caught Gambit saying there was an island named Genosha and they welcomed mutants he believe it was an unproven rumor and shouted at Gambit to stop spreading rumors. However, Gambit told Cyclops that Genosha really did welcome mutants. Professor X decided to send Storm, Gambit and Jubilee to investigate Genosha.
When the three X-Men arrived at Genosha everything seemed fine and it looked as if mutants really were welcome there. However, their room at the resort was attacked by an army and a Sentinel. Storm, Gambit, and Jubilee were then taken prisoner.
Storm and the other mutants that were taken prisoner had special collars placed around their necks these collars negated their mutant powers but could be switched on and off by the guards. The guards told the mutants that the collars would be turned off so they could use their power to build a dam, but would be turned on if they tried to escape.
The instant the guards switched off the collars Storm used her mutant powers to attack them. However, the guards switched the collars back on and negated Storm's power. Storm was then captured by a Sentinel.
The leader of the Sentinels, Bolivar Trask, ordered the Sentinel to kill Storm. However, Gambit spoke up and said Storm could use her power to make it rain so the lake would fill up with water. Storm was then placed in a small cell called "the Box" which made her have a panic attack because of her claustrophobia.
Gambit later returned and freed Jubilee and Storm from the box. When Gambit was able to remove her collar Storm helped the other mutants fight off the Sentinels.
Storm then used her power to create a giant storm which destroyed the dam. Storm, Gambit, and Jubilee then left Genosha.
Storm was once injured during a fight with the mutant hate group, the Friends of Humanity. Storm was then taken to the hospital but she quickly recovered.
Return of the Shadow King
Several years after his battle with Professor X, the Shadow King was able to break free from the astral plane and possessed the body of Storm's god-son, MjNari. The computers at the Xavier Mansion detected a strange energy coming from Africa. Storm realized that NjNari was in danger and she and Rogue left for Africa.
When Storm and Rogue arrived in Africa they learned that the Shadow King had escaped the astral plane and had possessed MjNari's body. Shadow King told Storm to meet him on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Storm told Rogue to stay at the village and she flew off to meet Shadow King. However, Rogue knew Storm would need help so she followed her.
When Storm arrived at Mount Kilimanjaro, Shadow King told her that he would leave MjNari alone if she agreed to be his host body. Shadow King planned on possessing Storm's body she he could use her powers to rebuild his empire. Rogue tried to get Storm to rethink what she was doing. However, Shadow King went into Storm's body and possessed her. Shadow King then planned on using Storm's powers to force all the criminals in Cairo, Egypt to work for him.
Storm still had some control over her body and started to fly into space knowing that both her and the Shadow King would perish. As the became thin Shadow King left Storm's body because he didn't want to die. Storm passed out from a lack of oxygen but Rogue grabbed Storm before she could hit the ground.
MjNari then revealed to Storm and Rogue that he could see the opening to the astral plane which was located in Mount Kilimanjaro. MjNari then tricked Shadow King into going into the astral plane and the doorway closed sealing trapping him there.
After defeating the Shadow King, Storm and Rogue returned to Westchester, New York.
Sometime later Storm and the X-Men went to the Savage Land and defeated Mister Sinister and Sauron.
Several months later the natives to the Savage Land were able to retake control of their home and defeat Sauron. However, before Sauron could be killed he was saved by a woman named Zaladane who was the High Priestess of the sun god, Garrok. Zaladane then took Sauron to a jet plane which allowed Sauron to escape the Savage Land and go to New York City.
When Sauron arrived in New York he attacked the X-Men and was able to kidnap Storm and bring her back to the Savage Land.
As Sauron returned to the Savage Land he brought Storm to Zaladane. Sauron then used his mind control powers to force Storm to unleash the full force of her powers. However, while this happened Sauron was able to absorb Storm's energy.
The other X-Men knew Sauron was taking Storm to the Savage Land so they flew there in the Blackbird to rescue her. When the X-Men arrived they fought and defeated Sauron. However, Zaladane unleashed Storm on the Savage Land. At this time Storm had been affected by Sauron's mind control causing her to lose control of her powers. With Storm no longer in control of her own power she began to create destructive storms all over the Savage Land.
However, all of this was part of Garrok's plan. As Storm used her power, Garrok fed on her power and began to grow stronger.
The X-Men then joined forces with Karl Lykos, Sauron's human form, and he was able to absorb Storm's power which caused her to pass out.
After absorbing enough of Storm's elemental energy, Garrok began to merge with the Savage Land's volcanoes causing him to grow even more powerful. Garrok planned to free himself and conquer the world and start the "Age of Garrok".
Storm sensed that Garrok as pure evil and that he was upsetting the balance of nature. Because of this Storm attacked Garrok. However, Storm's power was only causing Garrok to grow stronger. Garrok was then released from his prison but was challenged by Sauron for control of the Savage Land. Garrok and Sauron then seemingly killed each other. However, Garrok and Sauron did survive. Despite this Garrok's plan failed.
As the X-Men returned home Storm asked Rogue to forgive her for what she did. However, Rogue told Storm that what she did wasn't her fault because Sauron was controlling her mind. Storm then told Rogue that she enjoyed losing control because she had never felt so free.
When Spider-Man learned that he was mutating into some kind of creature he went to the Xavier Mansion to ask Professor X to cure him. As Spider-Man arrived at the mansion he was surrounded by the X-Men who captured him for trespassing. Storm then asked Spider-Man why he came to the mansion. However, Spider-Man answered that it was not her business. Spider-Man then webbed up the X-Men and ran off. As Storm and the X-Men escaped the webbing they learned that Spider-Man had entered the Danger Room and that Gambit accidentally left it on with the Deadly Sentinels program running. As the X-Men broke into the Danger Room they helped Spider-Man defeat the Sentinels. Storm even created a lightning storm that managed to take out the Sentinels. Jean Grey then rushed to the control room and shut down the Danger Room. Storm was present when Spider-Man talked to Professor X about a cure for his mutation. However, Xavier told Spider-Man that that his work was not to cure mutants but to help them accept who and what they are. After hearing this Spider-Man left the mansion. Beast followed Spider-Man and told him that a man named Herbert Landon was working on a cure for mutations and that he should see if he could help him. As Spider-Man left Beast was attacked by guards working for Herbert Landon and captured.
When Wolverine learned of Beast's disappearance he tracked Spider-Man to the Brand Corporation and confronted him. After a brief fight Spider-Man and Beast teamed up to find him. They eventually tracked Beast to a laboratory and saved him but in the process Herbert Landon fell in to a vat of chemicals and mutated into a giant monster. Landon then broke out of the Brand Corporation and headed into New York City. Storm and the X-Men quickly learned of this and soon arrived to help Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Beast defeat Landon. After Landon grabbed Genevieve and began to climb a building. Storm flew over to Landon and created a lightning storm that shocked him. Landon then dropped Genevieve but she was rescued by Gambit. Spider-Man and Beast then used the equipment on the Blackbird to drain Landon of his energy and turn back into a human. The X-Men then thanked Spider-Man for his help and returned to the Xavier Mansion.
Leader of the Morlocks
After Logan and Leech went through a blood transfusion to save Leech's life, Storm ordered Callisto to give her the Morlock's scepter of power. This made Callisto angry because Storm never checked on the Morlocks even though she was their leader. Storm then ordered Callisto to bow before her which she did. However, to Callisto's surprise, Storm made Callisto the leader of the Morlocks once again.
When several devastating storms began to plague the Earth, Storm could sense that nature was out of balance. This affected Storm so much that what she was sensing was causing her pain. Storm left the Blackbird and used her powers to end the storm over Washington D.C.. All the while Storm was secretly being watched by a man named Arkon. When Storm flew to the top of the Washington Monument she was struck by lightning and started falling to the ground. However, Storm was caught by Arkon before she could hit the ground. While Storm was not looking Arkon pressed a button on a small device and the storm ended. Arkon then introduced himself to Storm and told her that he was the ruler of a planet named Polemachus. Arkon also told Storm that his planet was dying and he needed her help. Storm then realized that Arkon was responsible for the storm and told him that creating just to get to her was barbarous. Arkon explained that he would do anything for his people and asked Storm to forgive him. Arkon then grabbed a small ball from his armor and threw it at the ground which opened a portal to Polemachus. As Arkon picked up Storm he carried her through the portal. However, Storm was able to secretly grab one of Arkon's small portal devices and threw it on the ground along with her X-Men communicator.
The X-Men were able to find Storm's communicator by the tracking device that was inside it. They also found the small teleportation device and used it to go to Polemachus.
On Polemachus, Arkon explained to Storm that the storms on his planet were so bad that it was weakening the Ring of Verdon which protected Polemachus the same way that the ozone layer protected the Earth. Arkon continued to say that if something wasn't done fast to repair the Ring of Verdon his people would die. Storm then agreed to help Arkon save his planet.
While Storm was trying to change Polemachus's weather it did not happen as fast as Arkon wanted and he grew impatient. Storm told Arkon that changing an entire planet's weather would take time. Storm then sensed that something was interfering with Polemachus's atmosphere. As Storm looked out the window she saw a machine and realized it was causing the interference. Storm asked Arkon what the machine was, and Arkon answered that it was called the Central Energy Transmitter. Arkon explained to Storm that the Central Energy Transmitter was what was keeping Polemachus functioning during their time of crisis, and that the planet depended upon it for security. Storm tried to inform Arkon that the Central Energy Transmitter was causing the storms on Polemachus and that it had to be shut down. However, Arkon refused and told Srorm that her powers were strong enough to overcome it. Storm then mustered all her strength and was able to use her power to finally put an end to the destructive weather that was plaguing Polemachus. Storm was also able to use her power to repair the Ring of Verdon.
The X-Men then found Storm at Arkon's palace and they attacked Arkon. While Wolverine was fighting Arkon, Jubilee went up to Storm and asked her if she was alright. This broke Storm's concentration and the terrible storms started again. This also weakened the Ring of Verdon once more. As Wolverine was about to kill Arkon, Storm stopped him. Storm then explained to the X-Men that she was on Polemachus to help the planet. Storm was then permanently able to put an end to the storms on Polemachus.
With the planet safe Arkon brought Storm before a large crowd who thanked her for saving their planet. Arkon had fallen in love with Storm and asked her to stay on Polemachus to rule the planet by his side. Storm answered that she would stay on Polemachus. Arkon and Storm then kissed each other.
Wolverine became suspicious of Arkon and voiced his concern to Cyclops, Beast, and Jubilee. Storm overheard Wolverine and told them that for the first time in a long time she was truly happy.
However, unknown to Storm, Arkon was really a cruel dictator. The Central Energy Transmitter was really a device that powered what Arkon called Obedient Rings which were used to control his slaves. Arkon was planning to invade a neighboring planet to kidnap their citizens and force them to become slaves. Storm soon learned about Arkon's cruelty when she witnessed him berate a servant for forgetting to bow in his presence. Storm then told Arkon that they had to discuss about what he was doing to his own people. However, Arkon was able to sweet talk Storm.
Around this time the X-Men had learned that Arkon was forcing people to be slaves and they joined forces with a man named Mentor who was a member of the Belganian resistance.
Ororo later met another slave who was terrified of Arkon. Ororo could see that what Arkon was doing was wrong, but she was trying to convince herself that everything he did was for the good of his people.
The X-Men later invaded Arkon's palace and told Storm that Arkon was forcing his people to be slaves. Storm realized Arkon had been lying to her and she turned against him. While the X-Men fought Arkon, Storm became consumed by rage and lost control of her powers and created severe storms. Arkon told the X-Men that Storm had to be stopped or else her power would damage the Ring of Verdon which would cause the atmosphere to once again create destructive storms. However, Jubilee was able to calm Storm down.
Sometime later a portal to Earth was opened and the X-Men walked through it. Before Storm could walk through the portal she was stopped by Arkon. Arkon told her that if she returned to Earth, she would be an outcast. However, Storm could not stay as long as Arkon had slaves. Storm then shot lightning from her hand and destroyed a statue of her that the slaves built. Storm also destroyed the Central Energy Transmitter so Arkon could no longer control his slaves. Storm then walked through the portal and returned to Earth.
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The information in the following section or sections was not present in X-Men: The Animated Series. However, it was part of the canonical comic book series, X-Men '92.
Bride of Dracula
When Count Dracula first encountered the X-Men, he turned Storm into a vampire and made her one of his brides. Not much is known about Storm's time as a bride of Dracula except that Dracula had her attack the X-Men. Storm was somehow able to break free from Dracula's control.
New team leader
After the X-Men stopped the Shadow King from assassinating Baron Kelly, Cyclops and Jean decided to leave the X-Men. Cyclops chose Storm as his successor and told her that the X-Men couldn't be in better hands.
Days of Future Past
Because of Senator Robert Kelly's strong anti-mutant stance he was targeted for assassination by Mystique and the Brotherhood of Mutants. Mystique shapeshifted into Gambit and assassinated him in that form. Even though Senator Kelly's death was the result of one mutant all mutants were blamed. After Senator Kelly's death a mutant control law was passed and the U.S. government built an army of Sentinels. The Sentinels then began to hunt down mutants all over the country. Some mutants attempted to fight back. However, the survivors were placed in detention camps where the mutants were killed. However, the Sentinels went out of control and began to target normal humans as well.
Sentinels ruled the future where they would either kill mutants on the spot or capture them and take them to detention camps to be killed.
Storm was killed in the year 2021.
However, this timeline was erased when the X-Men saved Senator Kelly's life.
Age of Apocalypse
In the year 2055 A.D., Master Mold was rebuilt. Master Mold then had a mutant criminal named Fitzroy travel back in time to the year 1959 to assassinate a young Charles Xavier. Fitzroy was able to accomplish this and because Xavier was killed at such a young age he was never able to form the X-Men.
Because the X-Men were never formed in this new timeline, mutants and humans were at war with each other. This war devastated the entire planet. In this timeline, Magneto lead the mutant resistance against the human army, which also included meta-humans.
In this alternate timeline, Storm and Wolverine were married and they helped the resistance fight the humans.
Bishop and Shard then traveled back in time to ask the X-Men for their help in stopping the assassination of Charles Xavier. However, when they got to the X-Men's time period they realized they were already too late.
Bishop and Shard then found Storm and Wolverine and explained to them that because Professor X was assassinated he was never able to fight for basic mutant rights which led to the mutant/human war. Storm, Wolverine, Bishop, and Shard then traveled back in time to 1959 to prevent the assassination of Xavier. Despite their efforts Xavier was caught in an explosion set by Fitzroy and killed. Bishop, Shard, Wolverine, and Storm then traveled to 2055 A.D. hoping that the time machine still existed.
In 2055 A.D. Storm, Wolverine, Shard, and Bishop found Forge and got him to repair the time machine. They then used it to travel back to 1959 and this time were able to prevent Xavier from getting blown up.
After destroying Nimrod they were attacked by Fitzroy. However, Bishop was able to show Fitzroy that Master Mold was going to betray him. Because of this Fitzroy chose not to kill Xavier which restored the timeline to normal.
Powers and weaknesses
Storm's mutant power allows her to manipulate the weather. She can control the creation of rain, snow, sleet, fog, hail, and lightning. She can create hurricane-force winds or lower the temperature around her to freezing point and below.
Storm is also able to fly.
When Storm's powers are in use her eyes are totally white.
Storm has an intense fear of small spaces.
Storm's powers a closely tied to her emotions. If Storm loses control of her temper she will also lose control of her power and unwillingly create devastating storms.
In the comics
Storm’s African tribe was primitive and did not know of the existence of mutants. Because of this when her tribe learned that Storm could control the weather they worshiped her as a goddess.
Storm was in a long-term relationship with Forge. Storm later fell in love with, and married T’Challa, also known as the superhero, Black Panther.
Storm's god-son, MjNari, was an original character created for X-Men: The Animated Series. He had no counterpart in the comics.
In X-Men: Evolution, Storm was given a nephew called Evan Daniels. Evan Daniels was a mutant that could produce bone spikes from his body. When Daniels joined the X-Men he took the name Spyke.
- Night of the Sentinels, Part I
- Night of the Sentinels, Part II
- Enter Magneto
- Deadly Reunions
- Captive Hearts
- Cold Vengeance
- Slave Island
- The Unstoppable Juggernaut
- The Cure
- Come the Apocalypse
- Days of Future Past, Part I
- Days of Future Past, Part II
- The Final Decision
- Til Death Do Us Part, Part I
- Til Death Do Us Part, Part II
- Whatever It Takes
- Red Dawn
- Time Fugitives, Part I
- Time Fugitives, Part II
- A Rogue's Tale
- Reunion, Part I
- Reunion, Part II
- Out of the Past, Part I (Mentioned only)
- The Phoenix Saga, Part I: Sacrifice
- The Phoenix Saga, Part II: The Dark Shroud
- The Phoenix Saga, Part III: Cry of the Banshee
- The Phoenix Saga, Part IV: The Starjammers
- The Phoenix Saga, Part V: Child of Light
- Savage Land, Strange Heart, Part I
- Savage Land, Strange Heart, Part II
- The Dark Phoenix, Part I: Dazzled
- The Dark Phoenix, Part II: The Inner Circle
- The Dark Phoenix, Part III: The Dark Phoenix
- The Dark Phoenix, Part IV: The Fate of the Phoenix
- Cold Comfort (Mentioned only)
- Orphans End
- The Juggernaut Returns
- One Man's Worth, Part I
- One Man's Worth, Part II
- Sanctuary, Part I
- Beyond Good and Evil, Part I: The End of Time
- Beyond Good and Evil, Part II: Promise of Apocalypse
- Beyond Good and Evil, Part III: The Lazarus Chamber
- Beyond Good and Evil, Part IV: End and Beginning
- Have Yourself A Morlock Little X-Mas
- The Lotus and the Steel
- Love In Vain
- Secrets, Not Long Buried (Illusion)
- Xavier Remembers
- The Phalanx Covenant, Part I
- The Phalanx Covenant, Part II
- A Deal With The Devil
- No Mutant Is An Island
- Storm Front, Part I
- Storm Front, Part II
- The Fifth Horseman (As a photograph)
- Hidden Agendas
- Graduation Day
- X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #1: Hope You Survive the Experience
- X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #2: Here Comes Tomorrow
- X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #3: Those Who Help Themselves
- X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #5: Head Games
- X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #6: Ten Out of Ten
- X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #7: Kelly's Heroes
- X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #8: Evolution
- X-Men '92 #1: Let the Game Begin
- X-Men '92 #2: Young Blood
- X-Men '92 #3: The World is a Vampire
- X-Men '92 #4: Pages from the Book of Sin
- X-Men '92 #6: Lilapalooza
- While casting Storm in X-Men: The Animated Series the creators of the series had in mind a voice that sounded like Amanda Donohoe, the Jamaican nurse on the television series, Trapper John, M.D.
- Storm was voiced by three different actresses in X-Men: The Animated Series.
- An unknown actress was originally cast as Storm. The actress was white. After recording her lines the producers of X-Men: The Animated Series felt that it would be in bad taste to have a white woman voice their only prominent black character so she was fired.
- Iona Morris was then re-cast in the role of Storm. Morris re-recorded all the lines of the original actress and voiced Storm through all of season one and seven episodes from season two. Unlike the rest of the X-Men cast who were Canadian, Morris was American. Unlike Canadian voice actors, American voice actors get paid residuals when their work is re-run on television. To avoid paying Morris residuals she was re-cast.
- Alison Sealy-Smith, a Canadian actress, was then cast in the role of Storm. Aside from starring in new episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series, Smith dubbed over all of Iona Morris's lines.
- In the comics Storm weighs 145 lbs.
- In X-Men '92 Infinite Comics #3, Cassandra Nova mentions that Storm lost her powers for a short time. This is a reference to the comic book storyline, Wraith War which ran from 1984 to 1985 in Rom #51 through Rom #65. It is possible that an event similar to Wraith War occurred in Earth-92131.
- In X-Men '92 #3, Storm mentions that she was once one of Count Dracula's brides. This is a reference to Uncanny X-Men Annual #6 (1982).