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| Image = Giant-Size X-Men Storm Vol 1 1 Textless.jpg
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| ImageSize = 400px
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| RealName = [[Ororo Munroe]]
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| CurrentAlias = [[Storm]]
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| Aliases = [[Blue]],{{r|Black Panther and the Crew #1}} Ororo Iqadi T'Challa (former married name),{{r|Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 25}} Queen Ororo of Wakanda,{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 22}} Ororo Komo Wakandas (Former Wakandan title),{{r|Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 25}} 'Ro,{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 21}} Beautiful Windrider,{{r|Storm Vol 2 2}} Mutate #020,{{r|Uncanny X-Men #271}} [[White King]],{{r|New Mutants #50}} [[Weather Witch]]{{r|X-Men: Legacy Vol 2 4}} (also as [[Sentient World Observation and Response Department (Earth-616)|S.W.O.R.D.]] code name),{{r|X-Men Vol 4 21}} La Reine Storm (French title),{{r|Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 25}} Windrider,{{r|X-Men Declassified #1}}{{r|Storm #1}} [[Goddess]],{{r|Storm #1}} Mistress of the Elements, Princess of N'Dare,{{r|Storm #1}} Hadari Yao/Hadari-Yao ("Walker of Clouds" in [[Wakandan Dictionary|ancient Alkamite]]),{{r|Black Panther Vol 6 17}}{{r|Black Panther Vol 7 20}} High Priestess,{{citation}} "Sister Voodoo"{{r|X-Men Unlimited #14}}, [[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]] (mind swapped),{{r|Uncanny X-Men #152|153}} [[Horseman of Life]],{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 9}} Sista Storm{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 34}}
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| Identity = Public
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|Affiliation = {{m|X-Men}}, {{m|Quiet Council of Krakoa}}, {{m|Marauders (Pryde)}}; formerly {{m|X-Men (Age of X-Man) (Earth-616)|X-Men (Age of X-Man)}}, {{m|Crew|The Crew}}, {{m|X-Men (Jean Grey's)|X-Men (Red Team)}}, {{m|Horsemen of Salvation}}, {{m|Hounds (Earth-811)|Hounds}}, {{m|X-Force (Strike Team)|X-Force}} (co-leader with [[Elizabeth Braddock (Earth-616)|Psylocke]]), {{m|Murder Circus}} (brainwashed), {{m|X-Men (New Charles Xavier School)|Extinction Team}}, {{m|Avengers}},{{r|Avengers Vol 4 19}} {{m|Fantastic Four}}, {{m|X-Treme Sanctions Executive|X.S.E.}}, {{m|X-Treme X-Men}}, {{m|Tokyo Arena}}, {{m|Twelve (Mutants)|The Twelve}}, {{M|Brides of Set|Seven Brides of Set}}, {{m|Hellfire Club}} (Inner Circle), {{m|Morlocks}} (leader), {{m|Secret Avengers (Civil War)|Secret Avengers (Civil War)}}, {{m|Lady Liberators}}{{r|Hulk Vol 2 9}}
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| Relatives = [[Ayesha of Balobedu (Earth-616)|Ayesha of Balobedu]] (ancestor, deceased);<br>
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[[Ashake (Egyptian) (Earth-616)|Ashake of Egypt]] (ancestor, deceased);<br>
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[[Ashake (Meroë) (Earth-616)|Ashake of Meroë]] (ancestor, deceased);<br>
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[[Harriet Munroe (Earth-616)|Harriet Munroe]] (paternal grandmother);<br>
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[[Mr. Munroe (Earth-616)|Unnamed paternal grandfather]];<br>
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[[Ororo Munroe's Grandmother (Earth-616)|Unnamed maternal grandmother]];<br>
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[[David Munroe (Earth-616)|David Munroe]] (father, deceased);<br>
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[[N'Daré (Earth-616)|N'Daré Munroe]] (mother, deceased);<br>
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[[Ainet Mwangi (Earth-616)|Ainet Mwangi]] (unofficial foster mother);<br>
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[[Achmed El Gibár (Earth-616)|Achmed El Gibár]] (unofficial foster father);<br>
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[[Shetani (Earth-616)|Colonel Shetani]] (maternal uncle);<br>
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Unnamed maternal aunt;{{r|Amazing X-Men Annual Vol 2 1}}<br>
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Abuya (cousin);{{r|Amazing X-Men Annual Vol 2 1}}<br>
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[[Mrs. Munroe (Earth-616)|unnamed paternal aunt]] (deceased);<br>
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[[David Munroe II (Earth-616)|David Munroe, Jr.]] (cousin);<br>
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[[:Category:Munroe Family|Munroe Family]] (relatives);<br>
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[[T'Challa (Earth-616)|T'Challa]] (ex-husband)
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| Universe = Earth-616
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| BaseOfOperations = [[Krakoa (Earth-616)|Krakoa]], [[Pacific Ocean]]; formerly [[Searebro]], [[X-Lantis]], [[Atlantis (Nation)|Atlantis]]; [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach]], [[Central Park]], [[Manhattan]], [[New York City]], [[New York (State)|New York]]; [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Jean Grey School for Higher Learning]], [[X-Haven]], [[Limbo (Demonic)|Limbo]] (formerly [[Salem Center]], [[Westchester County]], [[New York (State)|New York]]); [[Utopia (X-Men Base)|Utopia]], [[San Francisco Bay]], [[California]]; [[Wakanda]]; [[Graymalkin Industries]], Marin Highlands, [[San Francisco]], [[California]]; [[Cooterman's Creek]], Australian Outback, [[Australia]];
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[[Uzuri (Kenya)|Uzuri]], [[Kenya]] and mobile in [[Africa]]; an island in the [[Bermuda Triangle]]; [[Cairo (Egypt)|Cairo]], [[Egypt]]
   
[[Image:Storm cov 001.jpg|thumb|300px|Ororo Munroe a. k. a Storm]]
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| Gender = Female
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| Height = 5'11"
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| Weight = 145 lbs.
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| Eyes = Blue
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| Eyes2 = ;Formerly [[:Category:Red Eyes|Red]][[Category:Red Eyes]]
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| Hair = White
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| UnusualFeatures = Eyes retain a bioluminescent cast when actively using her mutant ability, and appear fully [[:Category:White Eyes|white]][[Category:White Eyes]], [[:Category:Vertical Pupils|vertically-slitted pupils]][[Category:Vertical Pupils]]. When she was a vampire she had red eyes, fangs, and claws.
   
'''Real Name:''' Ororo Munroe <br>
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| Citizenship = American, Kenyan, Krakoan
'''Nicknames:''' 'Ro <br>
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| Citizenship2 = {{citation}}<!-- I get it she has a Kenyan mother and Kenyan roots, but is she a Kenyan other than from cultural ? --> formerly [[:Category:Wakandans|Wakandan]][[Category:Wakandans]]
'''Former Aliases:''' Beautiful Windrider, Mutate #020, White King,Weather Witch <br>
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| MaritalStatus = Single
'''Other Current Aliases:''' None known <br>
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| MaritalStatus2 = ; previous marriage annulled{{r|Avengers vs. X-Men #9}}
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| Occupation = Adventurer, teacher, goddess (to [[Wakandans]]){{r|Black Panther Vol 6 17}}; former leader, headmistress, gladiator, Queen of [[Wakanda]], student, thief
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| Education = College-level courses at [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters]]
   
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| Origin = [[Homo superior|Mutant]] who ascended to [[Gods|godhood]]{{r|Black Panther Vol 1 172}}
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| PlaceOfBirth = [[Manhattan]], [[New York City]], [[New York (State)|New York]]
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| Creators = Len Wein; Dave Cockrum
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| First = Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1
   
==Status==
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| Quotation = Queen. Goddess. Cloud-Walker. I think those are too many titles for one who simply wishes to help.
'''Occupation:''' Queen of [[Wakanda]], Adventurer; former gladiator, thief, tribal patron <br>
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| Speaker = [[Ororo Munroe (Earth-616)|Storm]]
'''Legal Status:''' Queen of the [[Wakanda]] most likely with dual citizenship in the United States with no criminal record. As Queen she has diplomatic immunity in the U.S. (She probably has a record as a juvenile offender in Egypt, but not under her true name.) <br>
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| QuoteSource = Black Panther Vol 6 17
'''Identity:''' [[:Category:Secret Identity|Secret]] <br>
 
'''Marital Status:''' [[:Category:Married Characters|Married]] ([[Black Panther (T'Challa)|Black Panther]]) <br>
 
'''Group Affiliation:''' [[X-Men]], formerly X-Treme Sanctions Executive, X-Treme X-Men, Tokyo Arena, Twelve, Seven Brides of Set, Hellfire Club (Inner Circle), [[Morlocks]] <br>
 
'''Base of Operations:''' [[Wakanda]], [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Xavier Institute]], [[Salem Center]], [[Westchester County]], [[New York State|New York]]; formerly [[Serengeti]], [[Kenya]] and mobile in [[Africa]]; formerly Australian Outback, [[Australia]]; [[Cairo]], [[Egypt]] <br>
 
   
==Origin==
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| HistoryText =
Ororo is a mutant, born with her amazing abilities that developed during puberty.
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===Early Years===
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Ororo Munroe, also known as Storm, is the descendant of an ancient line of [[Africa]]n priestesses, all of whom have white hair, blue eyes, and the potential to wield [[Glossary:M#Magic|magic]]. Born Ororo Munroe, her mother, [[N'Daré (Earth-616)|N'Daré]], was the princess of a tribe in [[Kenya]], who married the [[United States of America|American]] photojournalist, [[David Munroe (Earth-616)|David Munroe]], and moved with him to [[Manhattan]], where Ororo was born.{{r|X-Men #102}}
   
'''Place of Birth:''' [[New York City]], [[New York State|New York]] <br>
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[[File:Ororo Before the Storm Vol 1 1 Textless.jpg|left|thumb|Storm in her youth]]
'''Known Relatives:''' David Munroe (father, deceased), N'Dare Munroe (mother, deceased), unnamed maternal grandmother, Col. Shetani (maternal uncle), Mr. & Mrs. Munroe (paternal grandparents), unnamed cousin, Ashake (ancestor, deceased), [[Black Panther]] (T'Challa, Husband), Kendall Logan (Alternate Timeline daughter), Coal Tiger (Possible Son), Evan Daniels (Spike, Nephew) <br>
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When Ororo was six months old, she and her parents moved to [[Cairo (Egypt)|Cairo]], [[Egypt]] and, at the age of five, a plane crash destroyed their home.{{r|X-Men Vol 1 102}} Ororo's parents were killed, but she survived, buried under rubble near her mother's body. This traumatizing effect left Ororo with the severe claustrophobia that still afflicts her today. Ororo managed to escape the rubble of her shattered home with nothing but the tattered clothes on her back and her mother's ancestral ruby.{{r|X-Men Vol 1 102}}{{r|Uncanny Origins Vol 1 9}}{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 320}} Homeless and orphaned, Ororo was found by a gang of street urchins who took her to their master, [[Achmed El Gibár (Earth-616)|Achmed El Gibár]]. Achmed trained Ororo in the arts of thievery and she soon became his prize pupil, excelling in picking both pockets and locks. During her time in Cairo, Ororo picked the pocket of an American tourist. The man proved no easy mark, however, as he was [[Charles Xavier (Earth-616)|Charles Xavier]], a powerful [[Homo superior|mutant]] [[Telepathy|telepath]] who used his abilities to stop the theft.{{r|X-Men Vol 1 113}}{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 305}} At that moment, Xavier was psionically attacked by another mutant, [[Amahl Farouk (Earth-616)|Amahl Farouk]] (absolute ruler of Cairo’s thieves), and Ororo used the opportunity to escape. Xavier, who acknowledged she was a mutant from her brainwaves, declined to contact Ororo at this point, not wanting to shock the young woman with the true nature of her powers.
'''First Appearance:''' [[Giant-Size X-Men 1|Giant-Size X-Men #1]] <br>
 
   
==History==
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Itching to prove her skills as a thief, Ororo once stole a rare ruby-colored gem, the so-called “Heart of Eternal Darkness.” She did so against Achmed El Gibár’s direct orders. Only later, it would be discovered that the stone contained the essence of the immortal mutant [[Candra (Earth-616)|Candra]].{{r|X-Men Vol 2 60}} Years later, when she was about twelve, Ororo felt a strong urge to wander south and left Cairo.{{r|X-Men Vol 1 117}}{{r|Storm Vol 3 2}}{{r|Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men Vol 1 1}} During her travels, Ororo naively accepted a ride from a complete stranger and was almost raped by him. Forced to defend herself, Ororo killed the man and, from that moment, she swore never to take another human life.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 267}}
[[Image:Storm 016.jpg|thumb|Storm in her youth]]
 
   
Storm is the descendant of an ancient line of African priestesses, all of whom have white hair, blue eyes, and the potential to wield magic. Her mother, N'Dare, was the princess of a tribe in [[Kenya]]. She married the American photojournalist David Munroe and moved with him to [[Manhattan]], where Ororo was born. <br>
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Ororo wandered for thousands of miles, almost dying during her trek across the [[Sahara Desert]]. Ororo's mutant ability to psionically control the weather emerged soon after, and she was able to use them to rescue [[T'Challa (Earth-616)|T'Challa]], a prince of the African nation of [[Wakanda]], from his would-be kidnappers and killers after he had previously rescued her from the same men. The pair shared a romance and spent much time together, however, T'Challa's duties as a prince prevented them from further exploring their burgeoning mutual attraction.{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 15}}{{r|Storm Vol 2 2|6}}
   
When Ororo was six months old, she and her parents moved to [[Cairo, Egypt]]. Five years later, a bomb destroyed their home. Ororo's parents were killed, but she survived, buried under rubble near her mother's body. This traumatizing effect left Ororo with the severe [[claustrophobia]] that still afflicts her today. <br>
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Finally, Ororo reached her ancestors' homeland of the Kilimanjaro Valley on the [[Serengeti]] Plain in [[Kenya]]. Ororo was taken in by an elderly tribal woman named [[Ainet (Earth-616)|Ainet]], who taught her to be responsible with her powers. Ororo soon came to be the object of worship of the local tribes, who believed her to be a goddess due to her gift.{{r|X-Men Vol 2 #76|77}}
   
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[[File:Classic X-Men Vol 1 2 Back Cover.jpg|thumb|left|Storm's 1st costume]]
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===X-Men===
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Years later, Ororo found herself in the [[Savage Land]] and was forced to battle the threat of a mutant energy manipulator, who used Ororo's control over weather, known as [[Mzungu (Earth-616)|Deluge]], who sought revenge against humanity. With the help of the team of mutant heroes known as the [[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Men]], Deluge was seemingly destroyed and Ororo returned to her life among the tribal people.{{r|X-Men: The Hidden Years #6|7}}
   
Ororo managed to escape the rubble of her shattered home with nothing but the tattered clothes on her back and her mother's ancestral ruby. Homeless and orphaned, Ororo was found by a gang of street urchins who took her to their master, Achmed el-Gibar. Achmed trained Ororo in the arts of thievery and she soon became his prize pupil, excelling in picking both pockets and locks. During her time in Cairo, Ororo picked the pocket of an American tourist. The man proved no easy mark, however, as he was [[Charles Xavier]], a powerful mutant telepath who used his abilities to stop the theft. At that moment, Xavier was psionically attacked by another mutant and Ororo used the opportunity to escape <br>
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Months later, however, Professor Xavier was left with no choice but to recruit Storm, as he called her, and other mutants from around the world into the X-Men in order to rescue his original students from the threat of the sentient island being, known as [[Krakoa (Earth-616)|Krakoa]]. Prof. Xavier explained to Ororo that she was not a "goddess", but a mutant and had a responsibility to use her abilities to help the world, just as she had helped the local tribes. Curious, Ororo accepted Professor Xavier's offer and was given the code name "Storm".{{r|Giant-Size X-Men #1}} After most of the original team left, Ororo, along with fellow new recruits [[Kurt Wagner (Earth-616)|Nightcrawler]], [[Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616)|Colossus]], [[James Howlett (Earth-616)|Wolverine]], [[John Proudstar (Earth-616)|Thunderbird]], and [[Sean Cassidy (Earth-616)|Banshee]] stayed as members of the new X-Men. This new group of X-Men were mostly adults and trained in the use of their powers in the [[Danger Room]].{{r|X-Men #94}} Storm remained with the X-Men for years. Storm was initially very naive when it came to the customs of the modern world, but her teammate [[Jean Grey (Earth-616)|Jean Grey (Marvel Girl)]], helped educate her in the ways of society and the pair formed a lasting friendship. Jean was also one of the first X-Men to learn of Storm's claustrophobia, after the two women chased a thief into the subway.{{r|Classic X-Men Vol 1 2}}
   
Years later, feeling a strong urge to wander south, Ororo left [[Cairo]]. During her travels, Ororo naïvely accepted a ride from a complete stranger and was almost raped by him. Forced to defend herself, Ororo killed the man. From that moment, she swore never to take another human life. Ororo wandered for thousands of miles, almost dying during her trek across the [[Sahara Desert]]. Her mutant ability to psionically control the weather emerged soon after, and she was able to use them to rescue [[T'Challa]], a prince of the African nation of [[Wakanda]], from his would-be kidnappers. The pair spent much time together, however T'Challa's duties as a prince prevented them from further exploring their burgeoning mutual attraction. <br>
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Storm’s claustrophobia placed the entire team in danger when they battled [[Cain Marko (Earth-616)|Juggernaut]] and [[Black Tom Cassidy]] in [[Cassidy Keep]]. In the cellars of the ancient castle, Ororo felt entombed between the walls of solid rocks and went into shock. She could do nothing but cry while her teammates were butchered. Only after all had fallen did she find the strength to fight. However, it was only after the Juggernaut accidentally punched a hole in the wall and she could see the open sky again that she could free the team and turn the tide.{{r|X-Men Vol 1 101|103}}
   
Finally, Ororo reached her ancestors' homeland on the [[Serengeti]] Plain in [[Kenya]]. She was taken in by an elderly tribal woman named Ainet who taught her to be responsible with her powers. Ororo soon came to be the object of worship of the local tribes who believed her to be a goddess due to her gift.
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In the Savage Land Storm encountered [[M'Rinn (Earth-616)|M'Rinn]] at a dimensional interface point in a body of water. M'Rinn and one of her people were in peril, being attacked by an aquatic dinosaur, and Storm saved them, killing the creature. Storm accompanied M'Rinn back to her own dimension for a time, where time passed more quickly than on Earth, aiding her in battle and governing her people. Storm and M'Rinn became close friends and M'Rinn called Storm 'daughter of my heart'. When Storm eventually left M'Rinn's dimension, M'Rinn gave her a Cameo Crystal that allows Storm to get to M'Rinn's dimension with the use of her lightning.{{r|Classic X-Men Vol 1 22}}
   
Years later, Ororo was forced to battle the threat of a fellow mutant weather manipulator known as Deluge, who sought revenge against humanity. With the help of several members of the team of mutant heroes known as the [[X-Men]], Deluge was seemingly destroyed and Ororo returned to her life amongst the tribal people. The X-Men subsequently told their founder, [[Professor Xavier]], about Storm but he declined to contact her at this point, not wanting to shock the young woman with the true nature of her powers.
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===Leading the X-Men===
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After serving with the team for many years, Storm was appointed the leader of the team following the departure of the former leader, Cyclops, after the apparent death of Jean Grey. Storm was initially unsure about her new role, but, with the support of her teammates, she soon became a capable leader.{{r|X-Men #138}} Ororo began her friendship with Kitty first, by christening Kitty with her first code-name, Sprite, and even took her dancing at [[Stephanie Hunter (Earth-616)|Stevie Hunter]]'s studio.{{r|X-Men #139}}
   
Months later, however, Xavier was left with no choice but to recruit Storm and other mutants from around the world into the X-Men in order to rescue his original students from the threat of the sentient island being known as [[Krakoa]]. Xavier explained to Ororo that she was not a "goddess", but a mutant, and as such she had a responsibility to use her abilities to help the world just as she had helped the local tribes. Curious, Ororo accepted Xavier's offer, and was given the codename "Storm".
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When Cyclops eventually returned to the team, Storm found herself doubting her leadership abilities once more, after a mission she led went wrong. However, Ororo soon asserted her position, reminding Cyclops that she was now team leader.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #150|152}} After sensing that Arkon was in danger, Storm, the X-Men, and the [[Fantastic Four (Earth-616)|Fantastic Four]] aided him in battling the [[Badoon]]. Storm and Arkon admitted their love for each other, but decided that their responsibilities were more important.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Annual #1981}}
   
Storm was initially very naïve when it came to the customs of the modern world, but her team mate [[Jean Grey]] helped educate her in the ways of society and the pair formed a lasting friendship. Jean was also one of the first [[X-Men]] to learn of Storm's claustrophobia after the two women chased a thief into the subway.
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Later, [[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]] switched bodies with Ororo, while [[Sentinel Mk IV (Earth-616)|Sentinels]] attacked the X-Men. After using Emma’s [[telepathy]], Ororo was able to gain her body back. During a coupe, Ororo helped Cyclops and his father defeat the [[Sidri]] and then battled the [[Brood (Race)|Brood]], [[Cal'syee Neramani (Earth-616)|Deathbird]], and [[Samedar (Earth-616)|Admiral Samedar]] to restore [[Lilandra Neramani (Earth-616)|Lilandra Neramani]] to the Shi'ar throne. After battling in a duel between the [[En Dwi Gast (Earth-616)|Grandmaster]] and [[Death (Cosmic Entity)|Death]], Ororo, with Wolverine, infiltrated the [[Pentagon]], to destroy the files on the X-Men they knew [[Frederick Duncan (Earth-616)|Fred Duncan]] had and, there, she first met, and battled, [[Rogue (Anna Marie) (Earth-616)|Rogue]]. Later, Ororo was attacked and hospitalized, only to find that [[Vlad Dracula (Earth-616)|Dracula]] wanted her for his bride. With the help of Kitty and the X-Men, Ororo shed his influence.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #159}}
   
[[Image:Storm Wedding 005.jpg|right|thumb|Storm (Ororo Munroe)]]
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Next, the X-Men were sent to the Savage Land, after Angel called and asked for assistance. In the Savage Land, the X-Men were captured, by Sauron and [[Zala Dane (Earth-616)|Zaladane]], and rescued, by Angel and [[Kevin Plunder (Earth-616)|Ka-Zar]].{{r|Marvel Fanfare Vol 1 #1|4}} Later, the X-Men went to [[Limbo (Demonic)|Limbo]], where they battled [[Belasco (Earth-616)|Belasco]] and were aided by a future version of [[Ororo Munroe (Earth-8280)|Storm]] that was left in Limbo and trained in magic.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #160}}
   
After serving with the team for many years, Storm was appointed leader of the team following the departure of former leader [[Cyclops]] after the apparent death of Jean. Storm was initially unsure about her new role, but with the support of her team mates she soon became a capable leader. When Cyclops eventually returned to the team, Storm found herself doubting her leadership abilities once more after a mission she led went wrong. However, she soon asserted her position, reminding Cyclops that she was now team leader.
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Later, in retaliation, the X-Men were captured and taken into space by the insectoid alien race known as the Brood, Storm fought back but her powers flared out of control. The X-Men discovered that they had been implanted with a Brood egg that would hatch and transform them into one of the aliens. Not wanting to unleash such an evil into the world, Storm attempted to commit suicide by channeling all of the surrounding stellar energy into her own body, destroying the Brood embryo, but leaving her drifting unprotected in space. Ororo would have died in the vacuum had it not been for a member of the [[Acanti]], a race of space-faring, whale-like creatures that had been enslaved by the Brood. The Acanti that saved Storm was revealed to be the caretaker of the soul of his entire race, who had lost his mother to the Brood and needed guidance. Storm agreed to let her consciousness guide the young Acanti, whilst it healed her damaged body, and, after the Brood were defeated, a restored Storm returned home with the X-Men. The X-Men returned home to battle the Brood Queen that was inside of Prof. Xavier and saved his life by transplanting his mind into a cloned body.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #162|167}}
   
Later, after the X-Men were captured and taken into space by the insectoid alien race known as the [[Brood]], Storm fought back but her powers flared out of control. She discovered that she had been implanted with a Brood egg that would hatch and transform her into one of the aliens. Now wanting to unleash such an evil into the world, Storm attempted to commit suicide by channelling all of the surrounding stellar energy into her own body, destroying the Brood embryo but leaving her drifting unprotected in space. She would have died in the vacuum had it not been for a member of the [[Acanti]], a race of space faring whale-like creatures that had been enslaved by the Brood. The [[Acanti]] that saved Storm was revealed to be the caretaker of the soul of his entire race who had lost his mother to the Brood and needed guidance. Storm agreed to let her consciousness guide the young Acanti whilst it healed her damaged body, and, after the Brood were defeated, a restored Storm returned home with the [[X-Men]]. <br>
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After Professor X had a televised debate, with [[William Stryker (Earth-616)|Reverend William Stryker]], he, Ororo, and Scott were kidnapped, by the [[Purifiers (Earth-616)|Purifiers]]. While in captivity, Ororo and Scott were tortured and hooked to machines, operated by Dr. Phillip Ramsey, that transferred their pain to Professor X. After Professor X was brainwashed, he fired mental bolts at Ororo and Scott, seemingly killing them, but Magneto and the X-Men rescued them and Magneto resuscitated them. Professor X was taken to [[Madison Square Garden]], where he was attached to a machine that, using his brainpower, would kill all living mutants. Magneto, with his psi-shielded helmet, was able to distract the Professor enough for the X-Men to destroy the machine. Televised, Cyclops entered into a debate with Stryker about his actions and Stryker pulled a gun, attempting to kill Kitty. Before he could fire, Stryker was shot-down, by a police officer. Later at the [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|mansion]], Professor admitted that Magneto was right and began to accept his offer to join, until Scott stopped him and stated that he believed in the Professor's dream and will see it come true.{{r|Marvel Graphic Novel #5}}
   
Soon after, the X-Men encountered the underground community of mutants known as the Morlocks who had kidnapped one of their former members, Angel. To save her friends, Storm challenged the Morlock leader [[Callisto]] to a duel and bested her in hand-to-hand combat. As a result, Storm became leader of the [[Morlocks]] and she ordered them to cease their hostilities against the surface-dwelling humans.
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After sensing Dracula's summons, Ororo went to face him again. Storm was commanded to steal the [[Glossary:M#Montesi Formula|Montesi Formula]] and was opposed by a possessed Kitty and Colossus. With the aid of the X-Men, Dracula was defeated.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Annual Vol 1 1982}}
   
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===Leading the Morlocks===
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Soon after, the X-Men encountered the underground community of mutants, known as the [[Morlocks (Earth-616)|Morlocks]], who had kidnapped one of their former members, Angel. To save her friend, Storm challenged the Morlock leader, [[Callisto (Earth-616)|Callisto]], to a duel and bested her in hand-to-hand combat. As a result, Storm became leader of the Morlocks and she ordered them to cease their hostilities against the surface-dwelling humans.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #169|170}}
   
When the X-Men later travelled to [[Japan]] to attend the wedding of their team member Wolverine, Storm first met the ninja named Yukio. A friend of [[Wolverine]]'s, Yukio was the most care free spirit that Ororo had ever met and the two became fast friends. Yukio influenced a major rebellious change in Storm's attitude towards life, and she took to wearing leather and shaved her hair into a Mohawk.
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[[File:Doomwar Vol 1 1 Women of Marvel Variant Textless.jpg|thumb|left|200px|The Mohawk Storm]]
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When the X-Men later traveled to Japan to attend the wedding of their team member Wolverine, Storm first met the ninja named [[Yukio (Earth-616)|Yukio]] and the X-Men battled [[Ophelia Sarkissian (Earth-616)|Viper]] and [[Keniuchio Harada (Earth-616)|Silver Samurai]] over control of [[Clan Yashida]]. A friend of Wolverine's, Yukio was the most carefree spirit that Ororo had ever met and the two became fast friends. Yukio influenced a major rebellious change in Storm's attitude towards life and she took to wearing leather and shaved her hair into a Mohawk.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #172|173}}
   
Storm later had her powers accidentally neutralized by a gun invented by the mutant machinesmith named Forge, who took it upon himself to nurse Storm back to health. During her convalescence, Storm and Forge fell in love but their relationship was cut short after Storm learned [[Forge]] had created the device that stripped her of her powers.
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The X-Men again battled with Mastermind and then the [[Impossible Man (Earth-616)|Impossible Man]]. After, the team battled the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and the Morlocks.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #177|180}}
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===Powerless===
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Storm later had her powers accidentally neutralized by [[Henry Gyrich (Earth-616)|Henry Gyrich]] with a gun invented by the mutant machinist, named [[Forge (Earth-616)|Forge]], who took it upon himself to nurse Storm back to health. During her convalescence at Forge’s headquarters in [[Eagle Plaza]] in [[Dallas]], [[Texas (State)|Texas]], Storm and Forge fell in love, but their relationship was cut short after Storm learned Forge had created the device that stripped her of her powers. Later, alien Dire Wraiths invaded Forge’s headquarters, since he was working on weaponry to be used against them and [[Naze (Earth-616)|Naze]] (Forge's Shaman instructor), [[Jimaine Szardos (Earth-616)|Amanda Sefton]], and [[Illyana Rasputina (Earth-616)|Magik]] joined with Forge and the X-Men in battling them. Naze faked his demise at the barbed tongue of a Dire Wraith, letting it assume his identity and then fall under the mental control of the [[Adversary (Earth-616)|Adversary]], sparing Naze from this fate.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #184|187}}
   
Storm subsequently quit the X-Men and returned to Africa where she finally came to terms with losing her mutant ability. Returning to Cairo, Storm joined Xavier's newest team of young mutants, the New Mutants, in an adventure into the past during which Storm met one of her ancestors who helped the heroes return to their own time. Storm and the [[New Mutants]] were subsequently captured by the Asgardian trickster god Loki who sought to use Storm in one of his schemes to discredit his half-brother, the thunder god [[Thor]], by restoring her abilities and brainwashing her into believing she was a goddess. With the aid of the [[X-Men]], Storm was able to reject [[Loki]]'s gifts, thus thwarting his plan.
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Storm subsequently quit the X-Men and returned to Africa, where she finally came to terms with losing her mutant ability.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #198}}
   
Storm returned to the [[X-Men]] to find herself being challenged to a duel for leadership of the team by Cyclops. Despite her still being powerless, she won and [[Cyclops]] quit the team. Soon after, the X-Men and the [[Hellfire Club]] formed an alliance to combat the growing threats against mutants that saw Storm share the position of [[White King]] with a reformed [[Magneto]]. The alliance was to be short-lived, however, after Storm decided that in order to safeguard their friends and families from their many enemies, the X-Men must fake their deaths and become an underground proactive strikeforce. Soon Storm realized that she needed her powers restored and so she sought out Forge for his help. She found [[Forge]]'s old mentor [[Nazé]] instead, who informed her that Forge had been corrupted by his nemesis, the Adversary, and was seeking to destroy the world. Unbeknownst to Storm, the [[Adversary]] had actually corrupted Nazé. When Storm finally located Forge, she found him atop a mountain seemingly opening a dimensional portal filled with demons. Storm struck Forge down, and only then realized he had been attempting to close the portal, not open it. The Adversary then trapped Storm and Forge in the other dimension and seized control of Dallas, warping time and space in order to foment chaos on Earth.
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When the Wraith home world, [[Wraithworld]], began to approach Earth through hyperspace, the X-Men went to aid Rom and, with the help of Forge, banished them from existence. Before, returning to Cairo, Ororo battled [[Fenris (Earth-616)|Fenris]], [[Andrea von Strucker (Earth-616)|Andrea]] and [[Andreas von Strucker (Earth-616)|Andreas von Strucker]], in the Serengeti and then joined Prof. Xavier's newest team of young mutants, the [[New Mutants (Earth-616)|New Mutants]], in rescuing the body of [[Xi'an Coy Manh (Earth-616)|Karma]] from being possessed by the [[Shadow King (Multiverse)|Shadow King]]. During which time, the New Mutants met one of Storm's ancestors, [[Ashake (Egyptian) (Earth-616)|Ashake]], who helped the heroes return to their own time. After being briefly possessed herself, Storm and the New Mutants exhumed the Shadow King of Karma and Karma defeated him on the [[Astral Plane]].{{r|New Mutants #32|34}}
   
Storm and Forge spent a year on an alternate Earth, during which time they made peace and admitted their love for one another. [[Forge]] used components from his cybernetic leg to fashion a new device that restored Storm's powers which she then used to energize a portal back to their own world. They rejoined the [[X-Men]] in time to defeat the [[Adversary]], imprisoning him at the cost of their own lives. However, the [[Omniversal Guardian]] named [[Roma]] restored the X-Men to life, freeing the Adversary under the notion that there could be no order without chaos.
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While vacationing with the kids later, the group was subsequently captured by the [[Asgardian]] trickster [[Gods|God]], [[Loki Laufeyson (Earth-616)|Loki]]. After witnessing her battle hordes of demons,{{r|Thor #352}} Loki sought to use Storm in one of his schemes to discredit his half-brother, the Thunder God [[Thor Odinson (Earth-616)|Thor]], by giving her a hammer, [[Stormcaster]], that would restore her abilities and making her the new Goddess of Thunder. With the aid of the X-Men and the New Mutants, Storm was able to reject Loki's gifts, thus thwarting his plan.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Annual #9}}
   
Soon after, Storm was captured by the crazed scientist known as [[Nanny]] who sought to use Storm's abilities in her quest to liberate the world's super-powered children by making orphans of them. Nanny used her technology to de-age Storm to her pre-teens and strip her memories so as to better sway the mutant to her cause. However, Storm fought back and overloaded Nanny's device. Once more a child with no memories of her life as an X-Man, the young Storm returned to her life as a thief. On one caper, she found herself the target of the psychic being known as the [[Shadow King]] but was saved by a fellow mutant and thief named Gambit. The pair formed a partnership and, after Storm regained her memories, she took [[Gambit]] to meet the X-Men.
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[[File:Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) and Stormcaster from X-Men To Serve and Protect Vol 1 3 0001.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Goddess of Thunder]]
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Storm returned to the X-Men and defeated Fenris, then later found herself being challenged to a duel for leadership of the team by Cyclops. Despite her still being powerless, Storm won and Cyclops quit the team.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #200|201}}
   
Storm was eventually restored to adulthood after the X-Men were captured by agents of the island nation of [[Genosha]] who used mutants as slaves. Storm underwent the mutate transformation process, however the Genoshan Genegineer and Chief Magistrate were members of a rebel faction. They restored Storm's body and mind, and the X-Men were able to defeat their aggressors.
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===Joining the Hellfire Club===
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After battling [[Malice (Marauders) (Earth-616)|Malice]], Storm and Wolverine investigated the recently bombed home of [[Sara Grey (Earth-616)|Sara Bailey]], Jean's sister, and Storm was abducted by [[Frank Bohannan (Earth-616)|Crimson Commando]], [[Martin Fletcher (Earth-616)|Super Sabre]], and [[Louis Hamilton (Earth-616)|Stonewall]] to be hunted. After defeating the Commando in combat, Storm decided that the X-Men would be more proactive and attack their enemies before they are attacked.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 215|216}} Storm suggested that she and Magneto join the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle both as the [[White King]]. The union between the Hellfire Club and the X-Men would give the X-Men access to all of the Hellfire Club's government secrets and protect the school, if the Marauders were to attack again. Storm decided that, in order to safeguard their friends and families from their many enemies, the X-Men must fake their deaths and become an underground proactive strike force. After Havok showed up to check on the X-Men, Storm ordered [[Elizabeth Braddock (Earth-616)|Psylocke]] to erase the event from his memory, but, due to Professor Xavier's mental defenses, he remembered and, after an initial battle, Havok asked Magneto to accept him as an X-Men and joined the team.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 219}}
   
Soon after, the [[X-Men]] were reformed into two separate strike teams, with [[Cyclops]] and Storm as co-leaders. [[Forge]] aided both teams as their resident technician, however this left little time for them to rekindle their relationship. [[Forge]] still asked Storm to marry him, but she hesitated on giving a reply. Forge was left thinking she did not truly love him and he left before she could respond with a "yes".
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===Citadel of Light and Shadow===
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The team was later abducted by [[Horde (Earth-616)|Horde]], to use as his lackeys to retrieve the Crystal of Ultimate Vision, of which he wore a shard on his forehead. The X-Men were sent to the Citadel of Light and Shadow, where the crystal was hidden. As the X-Men progressed through it, the citadel created illusions of each of their most powerful desire. Only Storm, Wolverine, and Psylocke were able to resist and, empowered to godhood, Wolverine rejected the god-like power and returned the X-Men and their friends home.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Annual Vol 1 1987}}
   
Months later, the eternal mutant [[Apocalypse]] made a bid for power by gathering together [[the Twelve]], a group of mutants prophesied to usher in a golden age for their kind that counted Storm amongst their number. Apocalypse was defeated, but not before the ultimate extent of Storm's mutant power was revealed in an alternate future wherein she had evolved into a wholly elemental being.
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===Saving Kitty===
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Unwilling to watch her die, Magneto went to [[Reed Richards (Earth-616)|Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)]] of the Fantastic Four to use a device that Mr. Fantastic had built to save [[Katherine Pryde (Earth-616)|Shadowcat]].{{r|Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men Vol 1 1}} Unsure of the outcome, Mr. Fantastic refused to help Kitty, even after the X-Men begged him, and the X-Men and Fantastic Four briefly battled, after [[Jonathan Storm (Earth-616)|Human Torch]] burned Storm's arm.{{r|Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men Vol 1 2}} At that time, Dr. Doom presented his assistance and, under duress, Storm accepted.{{r|Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men Vol 1 3}} At the urging of [[Franklin Richards (Earth-616)|Franklin Richards]], Kitty was cured by the combined efforts of Dr. Doom and Mr. Fantastic.{{r|Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men Vol 1 4}}
   
Not long after, Storm and five of her team mates formed a splinter group of [[X-Men]], cutting all ties with the rest of the team to search for the diaries of the blind mutant seer [[Destiny]] that mapped the future of mutants. During a mission in [[Australia]], Storm was reunited with [[Gambit]] who sought to obtain her mother's ruby. It was revealed that the ruby was part of a set that, when empowered, could open a portal between dimensions. Several of the gems had already gone missing, and Gambit wished to ensure that Storm's ruby remained safe. At that moment, the other-dimensional warrior named Shaitan attacked, capturing Gambit and stealing the ruby. [[Shaitan]] used the gems and [[Gambit]]'s mutant ability to empower them, thus opening a portal allowing the armies of his master, [[Khan]], to pass through and invade Earth.
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===Powers Restored===
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Soon, Storm realized that she needed her powers restored and so she sought out Forge for his help. Ororo found Forge's old mentor Naze instead, who informed her that Forge had been corrupted by his nemesis, the Adversary, and was seeking to destroy the world. Unbeknownst to Storm, the Adversary had actually corrupted the Naze look-a-like after the battle with the Dire Wraiths.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 220|222}} After a Vision Quest with Naze/Adversary, Storm finally located Forge atop a mountain, seemingly opening a dimensional portal filled with demons. Storm stabbed Forge in the chest and, only then, realized he had been attempting to close the portal, not open it.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 223|224}} The Adversary, then, trapped Storm and Forge in the other dimension and seized control of Dallas, warping time and space in order to foment chaos on Earth. Storm and Forge spent a year on an alternate Earth, during which time they made peace and admitted their love for one another and Ororo regrew her hair out. Forge used components from his cybernetic leg to fashion a new device that restored Storm's ability to use her powers, which she then used to energize a portal back to their own world.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #225}}
   
Storm's X-Men opposed the invaders, but she was seriously injured by [[Madripoor]]'s ruling crimelord [[Viper]] and was subsequently taken prisoner by Khan himself. The warlord intended for Storm to be his queen, and commanded his physicians to heal her. Storm attempted to seduce [[Khan]] into calling off his invasion whilst her team mates fought to close the portal. Khan's other concubines grew jealous of Storm's advances and attempted to kill her. Despite her injuries, Storm prevailed and escaped, rejoining her team mates as they destroyed the portal.
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===Fall of the Mutants===
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Ororo and Forge rejoined the X-Men and were captured in [[Roma (Otherworld)|Roma's]] [[Starlight Citadel]] that the Adversary had taken over. Ororo was released and, with the X-Men, gave her life to imprison the Adversary, with a spell used from Forge. However, the Omniversal Guardian, named Roma, restored the X-Men to life and freed the Adversary under the notion that there could be no order without chaos. The events had been broadcast over a live television news feed and the world believed the heroes to be dead. After being resurrected, the X-Men decided to use the opportunity to go underground and keep their rebirth secret.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #226|227}}
   
During her subsequent recuperation, which required her to undertake physical therapy to heal her back and legs, Storm and her team were asked back to the mansion to rejoin the core [[X-Men]] team. Storm declined, however, believing that there was still work for her team to do. During a world summit to address the increasing hostilities between humans and mutants, Storm offered her X-Men team's services to the United Nations as a global mutant police force, the [[X-Treme Sanctions Executive]].
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The X-Men resurfaced in [[Australia]], where they defeated the [[Reavers (Earth-616)|Reavers]]. Roma appeared and presented them with the [[Siege Perilous]], a gem that created a portal which granted any person who walked through it judgment and a new chance at life, with a new career, home, and so forth and had magically made them invisible to any sort of mechanical perception. Storm made another change in her uniform, loosing the leather jacket for a black suite with a lighting bolt across her chest.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 229}}
   
Storm's first mission would be a solo one as she was charged with infiltrating and exposing an underground slave trading network that forced mutants to fight in gladiator-style arenas. Soon after, Storm and her team returned to Westchester to help rebuild the mansion following an attack by [[Magneto]] and stayed on to continue their new direction.
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===Scorched Land===
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After Storm's Cameo Crystal sensed a disturbance, Storm left in the middle of the night without explanation to the Savage Land. Upon arrival, the Savage Land was scorched and barren and the X-Men followed and battled Garrok, in the armor of [[Terminus (Destroyer) (Earth-616)|Terminus]]. After the initial battle, [[Longshot (Mojoverse)|Longshot]] was lost and Storm's Cameo Crystal opened a portal to M'Rinn's dimension, where Longshot was and the [[Fall People]] escaped to. Together with M'Rinn's people, the [[Herbert Wyndham (Earth-616)|High Evolutionary]], and the Fall People, the X-Men separated Garokk from Terminus and with his sacrifice, restored the Savage Land.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Annual Vol 1 1988}}
   
Following the events of "M-Day," when the majority of the world's mutants lost their powers, Storm left the [[X-Men]] to return to Africa in order to safeguard depowered mutants.
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===Teenager Again===
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Soon after, the X-Men were ambushed at their hideout, by the crazed scientist known as [[Nanny (Orphan-Maker Partner) (Earth-616)|Nanny]] and her partner, the [[Orphan-Maker (Peter) (Earth-616)|Orphan-Maker]]. After attempting to flee, Storm chased Nanny's craft and was caught in tentacles, while Havok fired a plasma burst and downed the craft. A [[Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (Earth-616)|S.H.I.E.L.D.]] [[Life-Model Decoy|L.M.D.]] of Storm was found to ensure that the X-Men would not follow and Storm was assumed dead.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 248}} Storm was captured by Nanny, who sought to use Storm's abilities in her quest to liberate the world's super-powered children by making orphans of them. Nanny used her technology to de-age Storm to her pre-teens and strip her memories, so as to better sway the mutant to her cause. However, Storm fought back and overloaded Nanny's device. Once more a child with no memories of her life as an X-Man, the young Storm returned to her life as a thief. On one caper, Ororo found herself the target of the psychic being known as the Shadow King, but was saved by a fellow mutant and thief, named [[Remy LeBeau (Earth-616)|Gambit]]. The pair formed a partnership and, after Storm regained her memories, she took Gambit to meet the X-Men.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #266|267}}
   
==Marriage==
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Storm was eventually restored to adulthood after the X-Men were captured by agents of the island nation of Genosha who used mutants as slaves. Storm underwent the mutate transformation process, however, the Genoshan Genegineer and Chief Magistrate were members of a rebel faction. They restored Storm's body and mind, and the X-Men were able to defeat their aggressors.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #272}}
[[Image:Storm & Black Panther (T'Challa) 003.jpg|thumb|Storm & [[Black Panther (T'Challa)]]]]
 
When the X-Men journeyed to Niganda to investigate reports of mutant animals, they ran into [[Black Panther]]. At the end of the mission, Storm stayed in Niganda to help the mutants affected there. During this time she came into conflict with an African Colonel named Shetani, who was hunting down and killing de-powered mutants in search of Storm. When she finally confronted him, he revealed to her that he was her uncle. Afterward, Shetani told Storm of a hidden village in Northwest Kenya where she met her grandmother for the first time. This finally prompted her to accept the Black Panther's marriage proposal.
 
   
The marriage between Storm and the Black Panther is one of the major events of the [[Civil War]] tie-in books with characters [[Iron Man]] and [[Captain America]] showing up for the wedding but leaving before the ceremony because neither of them could stand the sight of each other. Earlier, [[Charles Xavier]] makes an apperance, telling Storm that as the queen of [[Wakanda]], she was now the most important mutant in the world, and the living symbol of human/mutant relations. A role, he was quoted as saying, she was born to play. As a gift, [[Doctor Doom]], via a holographic message, invites the newlyweds to his country.
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===Teams Blue & Gold===
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Soon after, the X-Men were reformed into two separate strike teams, with Cyclops and Storm as co-leaders.{{r|X-Men Vol 2 #1|3}} Forge aided both teams as their resident technician, however, this left little time for them to rekindle their relationship. Forge still asked Storm to marry him, but she hesitated on giving a reply. Forge was left thinking she did not truly love him and he left before she could respond with a "yes."{{r|Uncanny X-Men #289|290}}
   
==Characteristics==
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===Onslaught===
'''Height:''' 5' 11" <br>
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Scott, Bobby, Ororo, and [[James Howlett (Earth-616)|Logan]] mysteriously awakened in an area unfamiliar to them. They appeared to have suffered a battle, but had no memory of the events. Scott and the other X-Men found that they were being tested by [[Onslaught (Psychic Entity) (Earth-616)|Onslaught]]. After finally defeating [[Kevin Tremain (Earth-616)|Post]], they were teleported back to the mansion.{{r|X-Men Vol 2 50}} the X-Men were forced to battle their mentor when Professor Xavier was transformed into the evil Onslaught as a result of mind-wiping Magneto.{{r|X-Men Vol 2 53}} Although the X-Men defeated the evil entity and freed Prof. Xavier, most of Earth's heroes were lost for a time.{{citation}}
'''Weight:''' 127 lbs (57 kg) <br>
 
'''Eyes:''' Blue, white when using powers <br>
 
'''Hair:''' White <br>
 
'''Unusual Features:''' Vertically-slitted pupils. <br>
 
   
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===Operation: Zero Tolerance===
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Soon after returning from [[Hong Kong]] and battling with [[Shang-Chi (Earth-616)|Shang-Chi]] against [[Wilson Fisk (Earth-616)|Wilson Fisk]] for the [[Elixir of Life|Elixir Vitae]], hoping it would cure the Legacy Virus, the government sponsored mutant-hunting operation known as [[Operation: Zero Tolerance|"Operation: Zero Tolerance"]] took effect, and the villainous [[Bastion (Earth-616)|Bastion]] captured X-Men Storm, Wolverine, [[Samuel Guthrie (Earth-616)|Cannonball]], Cyclops, and [[Jean Grey (Earth-616)|Phoenix]].{{r|X-Men Vol 2 65}}
   
==Powers==
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===The Twelve===
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Months later, the eternal mutant [[En Sabah Nur (Earth-616)|Apocalypse]] made a bid for power by gathering together [[Twelve (Mutants)|The Twelve]], a group of mutants prophesied to usher in a golden age for their kind that counted Storm amongst their number. Apocalypse was defeated, but not before the ultimate extent of Storm's mutant power was revealed in an alternate future wherein she had evolved into a wholly elemental being.{{citation}}
   
[[Image:Storm 099.jpg|thumb|right|200px|A Force of Nature]]
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===X-Treme X-Men===
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Not long after, Storm and five of her team mates formed a splinter group of X-Men, cutting all ties with the rest of the team to search for the diaries of the blind mutant seer [[Irene Adler (Earth-616)|Destiny]] that mapped the future of mutants. During a mission in [[Australia]], Storm was reunited with Gambit who sought to obtain her mother's ruby. It was revealed that the ruby was part of a set that, when empowered, could open a portal between dimensions. Several of the gems had already gone missing, and Gambit wished to ensure that Storm's ruby remained safe. At that moment, the other-dimensional warrior named Shaitan attacked, capturing Gambit and stealing the ruby. [[Shaitan]] used the gems and Gambit's mutant ability to empower them, thus opening a portal allowing the armies of his master, [[Khan (Alien) (Earth-616)|Khan]], to pass through and invade Earth.{{citation}}
   
'''Known Powers:''' Storm is an Alpha-level mutant(Possibly an Omega Level Mutant)to be further explaned.
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Storm's X-Men opposed the invaders, but she was seriously injured by [[Madripoor]]'s ruling crimelord Viper and was subsequently taken prisoner by Khan himself. The warlord intended for Storm to be his queen and commanded his physicians to heal her. Storm attempted to seduce Khan into calling off his invasion whilst her team mates fought to close the portal. Khan's other concubines grew jealous of Storm's advances and attempted to kill her. Despite her injuries, Storm prevailed and escaped, rejoining her team mates as they destroyed the portal.{{citation}}
   
'''Atmokinesis:''' Storm possesses the psionic ability to manipulate the weather patterns over the entire planet (or any planet she is on). She can stimulate the creation of any form of percipitation (rain, snow, sleet, hail & fog). She can create winds of strengths ranging up to hurricane force, and can raise or lower the temperature and humidity around her. She can disperse natural storms so as to create clear weather. Storm can cause the weather to change in an area around her, or she could create atmosphere effects in a beam-like path from her hand or hands. Storm’s control over the atmosphere is such that she can create certain effects over a specific area while shielding smaller areas within that region. For example, she can create a rainstorm around herself but prevent the raindrops from touching her. Storm can also create atmospheric phenomena over very small areas, such as creating a rainstorm small enough to water a single potted plant.
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===The X.S.E.===
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During her subsequent recuperation, which required her to undertake physical therapy to heal her back and legs, Storm and her team were asked back to the mansion to rejoin the core X-Men team. Storm declined, however, believing that there was still work for her team to do. During a world summit to address the increasing hostilities between humans and mutants, Storm offered her X-Men team's services to the United Nations as a global mutant police force, the [[X-Treme Sanctions Executive (Earth-616)|X-Treme Sanctions Executive]].{{citation}}
   
Storm can only manipulate weather patterns as they exist in nature. For example, she can end a drought in one area by creating torrential rains there, but that would necessitate robbing all available moisture from the surrounding areas. Storm is not able to create atmospheric conditions that do not exist naturally on the planet she is on. For example, Storm is unable to lower temperatures as far as absolute zero or raise them to solar intensities on Earth.
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Storm's first mission would be a solo one as she was charged with infiltrating and exposing an underground slave-trading network that forced mutants to fight in gladiator-style arenas. Soon after, Storm and her team returned to Westchester to help rebuild the mansion following an attack by Magneto and stayed on to continue their new direction.{{citation}}
   
The elemental manipulation of the human body also gives her the stunning ability to drain the electrical energy from mutants brainwaves that will literally cause them to lose power. At times, she has used her ability to manipulate wind in a manner that resembles [[telekinesis]], lifting massive objects like buildings and hurling them against opponents, and stop projectiles like bullets. By manipulating the wind Storm can fly at incredible heights and speeds. Not only can she stop most physical attacks with her powers, but she can also generate electric fields, magnetic fields, high-density pressure fields, strong pressure domes that can cut through a mountain and even electromagnetic fields. Storm once even generated an electrolysis field underwater to surround herself and her teammates with a globe of oxygen in their proximity. While once in outer space, to destroy a brood embryo that was inside of her, Storm took her powers to a unimaginable level by gathering the entire energy of a galactic core which consisted of millions of living worlds and stars
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When the X-Men journeyed to Niganda to investigate reports of mutant animals, they ran into Black Panther. At the end of the mission, Storm stayed in Niganda to help the mutants affected there.{{citation}}
   
The limit to the size of the area over which Storm can manipulate the weather was not known for quite some time. However, she once diverted the jet stream so as to create storms over the entire East Coast of the United States. Then in Uncanny X-Men - the New Age, She created massive hyperstorms that nearly would have covered the whole planet in ice, while she was under the telepathic control of a then mind-controlled [[Marvel Girl]]; it was then revealed that Storm has control over the entire planet. She can also create weather effects within indoor areas or within artificially maintained environments. She can also control [[ocean|ocean currents]] Storm's ability to manipulate the weather in her immediate vicinity is affected by her emotions; hence, if she does not maintain control, a fit of rage might induce a destructive storm. [[Iron Man]] says she is a possible [[Omega-level mutant]].<ref>[[Black Panther 21|''Black Panther'' #21]]</ref>
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[[File:Black Panther Vol 4 15 Textless.jpg|thumb|left|Storm & [[Black Panther (T'Challa)]]]]
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===Marriage===
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Following the events of "M-Day," when the majority of the world's mutants lost their powers, Storm left the X-Men to return to Africa in order to safeguard depowered mutants.{{citation}} During this time she came into conflict with an African Colonel named Shetani, who was hunting down and killing de-powered mutants in search of Storm. When she finally confronted him, he revealed to her that he was her uncle. Afterward, Shetani told Storm of a hidden village in Northwest Kenya where she met her grandmother for the first time. This finally prompted her to accept the Black Panther's marriage proposal.{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 16}}
   
Some other abilites she uses by means of Atmokinesis:
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At the wedding of Storm and the Black Panther, [[Anthony Stark (Earth-616)|Iron Man]] and [[Captain America (Steven Rogers)|Captain America]] showed up but leaving before the ceremony because neither of them could stand the sight of each other. Earlier, Charles Xavier made an appearance, telling Storm that as the queen of [[Wakanda]], she was now the most important mutant in the world, and the living symbol of human/mutant relations. A role he believed she was born to play. When they were married, their essences were taken to the spirit world to seek the approval of the [[Panther God]]. Storm soon found she couldn't use her power in this plane. The Panther God accepted her into T'Challa's family.{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 18}}
   
*'''Electrical Sight''': Storm is also able to alter her visual perception so as to perceive electrical energy patterns as well as those factors responsible for existing meteorological phenomena in her surrounding environment. This ability grants Storm an edge in any combat situation as she is able to see the electrical impulse generated my the human nervous system and thus able to predict her opponant's movements a split second before they happen. This power possibly explains why Storm was able to best Callisto in hand to hand combat over leadership of the Morlocks when clearly Callisto is stronger, faster and a more skilled hand to hand combatiant.
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===World Tour & Civil War===
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After a two week honeymoon, Storm entered into the world of international diplomacy at her husband's side. The initial stages of their "world tour" brought the royal couple to Latveria, [[Attilan]] and [[Atlantis]], and the discussion always turned towards America, and the potential international consequences of their [[Superhuman Registration Act]]. T'Challa and Ororo requested a meeting with the president of the United States to discuss the Act. However, the president's staff refused to even meet with the royal couple until Storm signed the Registration Act. As a powered American citizen, they explained, Ororo might technically be considered in violation of the Act if she did not. Refusing to be pressured into this decision, Storm and the Black Panther left without getting their meeting. A trigger-happy Sentinel pilot initiated a skirmish with the couple outside the White House where pro- and anti-registration demonstrators had gathered, prompting T'Challa and Storm to declare something must be done about the Act.
   
*'''Flight''': Storm can fly through the air by causing herself to be supported and propelled by wind currents. Storm can thus travel as fast as any wind can, and has reached speeds up to 300 miles per hour(Up to 800 miles per hour but can cause draining affects after a long time period). Her power over the atmosphere enables her to breathe at any speed, protect her from air friction, and protect her from cold. Storm can carry aloft an as yet undetermined amount of weight while being borne aloft by the wind.
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Ororo and T'Challa remained in New York at the [[Wakandan Embassy (New York City)|Wakandan Embassy]], hoping to appeal to the United Nations and foreign powers to put international pressure on America to discontinue their current path. Meanwhile, Wakanda began covertly providing support to Captain America and his "[[Secret Avengers (Civil War)|Secret Avengers]]," fighting as unregistered vigilantes in opposition to the Act. Ororo faced off against the [[Ragnarok (Earth-616)|cyborg clone of Thor]] created under the Registration Act. Although not a true god, the Thor clone's power was tremendous, and his lightning strikes destroyed the Wakandan Embassy as Storm fought to buy the staff time to evacuate. The people were saved, but the building was a complete loss. When Captain America surrendered in the wake of the heroes' battle, Ororo and T'Challa were left to continue their protests against the Superhuman Registration Act alone.
   
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===Fantastic Four===
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T'Challa and Ororo temporarily joined the Fantastic Four after the Civil War ended while Reed Richards and Sue Storm reconciled their damaged relationship. Ororo, also, helped the X-Men with settling an affair with the Morlocks. Ororo, [[James Proudstar (Earth-616)|Warpath]], and [[Hepzibah (Earth-616)|Hepzibah]] journeyed underground to stop [[Masque (Morlock) (Earth-616)|Masque]] from disfiguring anymore humans. After being rescued by Nightcrawler and Professor Xavier, they had Masque undo all of the damage. After the Fantastic Four, the Wakandans realized that the Skrulls had infiltrated their population. When the first ground troops arrived and were shot down, a ground battle commenced. T'Challa ordered Storm to "stick to the plan" and departed quickly, leaving her husband behind.{{citation}}
   
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===Part-time X-Man===
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After building a new headquarters, [[Graymalkin Industries]], and a brief battle against Magneto and some Sentinel robots, Cyclops sent word to all the world's mutants that San Francisco, which had welcomed the X-Men with open-arms, was now a safe haven for mutantkind and that all were welcomed to join them. Ororo found herself being bored with the life of royalty and returned to the X-Men. While at the Graymalkin Industries, Storm joined with Cyclops, Emma, Wolverine, Beast, and [[Hisako Ichiki (Earth-616)|Armor]] and the group checked-on a mysterious death, that seemed to be mutant related. After following a trail of mysteriously genetically-created mutants and death, the X-Men finally ended on [[Wundagore Mountain]]. There, they confronted Forge, who revealed his true madness. Forge endeavored to save the world from the Annexation, an invasion from a parallel world on the other side of the Ghost Box, the trans-dimensional teleporter, and planned this by sending the X-Men to the parallel universe that was home to the Ghost Boxes, to destroy them before the Annexation could begin. After forcibly opening the Ghost Box, risking all life on Earth, [[Abigail Brand (Earth-616)|Abigail Brand]] and Beast fired a world-destroying laser into the opening of the Ghost Box. Before everything could be destroyed, Ororo offered Forge a chance to come back with them and Forge screamed of his rejection by Ororo for marriage and she let him go. Forge remained in his complex as it was destroyed and seemingly perished in the ensuing laser blast.{{citation}}
   
*'''Body Temperature Control:''' ability to change her internal and external body temperature to match that of the current outside atmosphere, so that she wont suffer any ill effects from the change of atmosphere. The ability is involuntary and natural, although somewhat limited. <br>
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===Worlds Apart===
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While aiding the X-Men and ruling the Nation of Wakanda, Ororo was challenged by the Shadow King to choose between the two, by controlling [[N'Gassi (Earth-616)|N'Gassi]] and framing [[Nezhno Abidemi (Earth-616)|Gentle]] for murder. After Storm released [[Nezhno Abidemi (Earth-616)|Nezhno]], they were confronted outside by the Wakandan army, Black Panther, and the [[Dora Milaje (Earth-616)|Dora Milaje]], when T'Challa told the waiting crowd that marrying Storm was a mistake and turned to wink at her. After being drawn to the Astral Plane, Storm confronted the Shadow King and he told her of how he controlled everyone, including Cyclops back in New York to kill the X-Men. Black Panther ordered his guards to kill Storm and Gentle and she retaliated with a lightning bolt, then froze the guards and escaped with Nezhno into the forest. Storm concentrated on atmospheric disturbances in order to find Cyclops flying back to San Francisco and destroyed the Blackbird with a lightning bolt, to save the X-Men. After the Dora Milaje attacked, Gentle saved himself and Storm, but the Black Panther arrived to fight Storm. After she overcame him, T'Challa said that he was free of the Shadow King and asked Storm to help him up, but she kicked him in the face, knowing that the real T'Challa would never ask for help. After returning to the palace, Storm prayed to the [[Bast (Earth-616)|Panther God]] to prove to the Wakandan people that Storm was the rightful ruler and several panthers come from around the city, walk through the army, and bow to Storm. The army, then, dropped their guns and bowed to their queen. Storm and Gentle traveled to San Francisco to stop Cyclops and when they arrived, the Shadow King possessed all of the X-Men to battle her. After Storm separated all of the X-Men, the Shadow King left Cyclops and entered Ororo. Unknown to the Shadow King, the Panther God, was hiding inside Storm's mind. [[Bast (Earth-616)|Bast]] ate the Shadow King, freeing everyone from his control and Storm performed CPR to revive Cyclops. After returning briefly to Wakanda to spend time with her recuperated husband, Ororo took Gentle back to the X-Men, stating that she is cable of doing both.<ref name="X-Men: Worlds Apart Vol 1 #1-4">{{c|X-Men: Worlds Apart Vol 1 #1|X-Men: Worlds Apart Vol 1 #1}}-{{c|X-Men: Worlds Apart Vol 1 4|4}}</ref><!-- This reference is BUGGED. Trying to use the normal template redirects it to Marvel Fanfare #1-4 -->
   
'''Known Abilities:''' Extraordinary ability at picking locks and pockets, escape artist, marksman with handguns. She is an experienced hand-to-hand combatant, trained by [[Wolverine (Logan / James Howlett)|Wolverine]]. Ororo is also an excellent gardener owing to her supernatural abilities and has her own botanical gardens at the Xavier Mansion. <br>
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===Second Coming===
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Storm aided the team again when [[Kaga (Earth-616)|Kaga]] vowed to kill the X-Men, using bio-Sentinels of mixed X-Men friends and enemies, because he was jealous that they could appear normal with their mutations and he could not. Storm battled the [[Hellfire Cult (Earth-616)|Hellfire Cult]], the [[Madelyne Pryor (Earth-616)|Red Queen's]] [[Sisterhood of Mutants (Earth-616)|Sisterhood of Mutants]], and relocated on [[Utopia (X-Men Base)|Utopia]] with the X-Men. After setting-up on Utopia, Storm and Iceman were responsible for the clean drinking water for all of the mutant population. After the return of the mutant messiah, [[Hope Summers (Earth-616)|Hope Summers]], and Cable to the mainstream timeline, Bastion and his members of the [[Human Council (Earth-616)|Human Council]] attacked her tirelessly and Nightcrawler was killed returning her to Utopia. After Ororo attended [[Kurt Wagner (Earth-616)|Kurt's]] funeral, Bastion systematically eliminated all of the teleporters, except [[Megan Gwynn (Earth-616)|Pixie]], from the X-Men's ranks and had [[Donald Pierce (Earth-616)|Donald Pierce]] destroy all transportation off the island.{{r|New Mutants Vol 3 13}} Bastion, then, encased the island and much of the [[San Francisco Bay|San Francisco Bay Area]] in an impenetrable dome. At the center of the dome, Bastion opened a time portal to his own [[Earth-811|time]] where sentinels ruled and mutants were extinct and sent a beacon to a [[Master Mold]] Sentinel to send an endless wave of [[Nimrod (Sentinel)|Nimrods]].{{r|X-Men: Legacy #236}}
   
Considering Storm is from a line of African Priestesses she has the potential to use sorcery. She was never taught to use this 'White' magic, most likely because she never knew anyone to explain the ancestral knowledge required. Though Strom has not shown this ability it is known that in an alternate timeline she was well versed in it, and in fact is the one that taught Magik (Illyana Rasputina) 'white' magic.
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===Curse of the Mutants===
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After Bastion was destroyed, Storm fought with the X-Men against the [[Vampires]] that had invaded San Francisco and as asked by Cyclops to aide Warren, after [[Lobe (Earth-616)|Lobe]] unleashed his mutant plague on Utopia. Warren's small group, consisting of [[Jean-Paul Beaubier (Earth-616)|Northstar]], Dazzler, and Pixie, safe-guarded San Francisco. The team defeated the [[Han, Chang, Lin, Sun, and Ho Tao-Yu (Earth-616)|Collective Man]] and captured Lobe's imitation X-Men.{{citation}}
   
'''Sorcery (Potentially)''': Storm possesses considerable potential magical abilities, having been born of a long line of white haired, blue-eyed priestesses. The number of magical effects that she can create has yet to be cataloged, but it is known that she can cast and counteract spells and heal, teleport, astral travel, shield, transform matter and fire eldritch energy.
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===Joining the Avengers===
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Looking to replenish the ranks of the Avengers, Captain America approached the Black Panther, who declined Steve's offer to return to the team, but recommended Storm for membership. Calling Storm to Avengers' Mansion, which was swarming with the media and public supporters of the heroes, Captain America asked Storm to join the team. The new Avengers team now consists of Storm, Captain America, Iron Man, Red Hulk, The Protector, Spider Woman, Hawkeye, Quake and Vision. The press conference was interrupted by a holographic image of Norman Osborn, who accused the Avengers of a litany of criminal offenses against him, and that H.A.M.M.E.R. would rise to challenge the Avengers. Captain America had the Avengers begin an immediate search for Osborn's whereabouts, teaming Storm up with Red Hulk, but all of them were surprised attacked and held captive by Osborn's H.A.M.M.E.R forces. They were eventually freed by Quake, and Storm and the Avengers defeated Osborn and shut down his bases of operation.{{citation}}
   
'''Strength Level:''' Normal human woman who engages in [[Strength_Scale#Above_Average|intensive regular exercise]]. <br>
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===Avengers vs. X-Men===
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Storm was summoned by Captain America to an Avengers meeting detailing their plans for the coming of the Phoenix Force and to prepare in case of a fight against the mutants of Utopia. Storm left in disgust, siding with her fellow mutants against the Avengers. After [[Namor McKenzie (Earth-616)|Namor]] attacked and almost destroyed Wakanda searching for the Avengers, T'Challa named the X-Men enemies of his country. Feeling Ororo betrayed their people by siding with the X-Men, and after Storm threw down her ring after a confrontation with her husband, the High Priest of the Panther Cult had their marriage annulled. Despite this, Storm still aided the Avengers to free their teammates from the Phoenix imbued X-Men, and in the final confrontation to defeat the Phoenix. In the wake of the conflict, Storm returned to the school and was immediately hired as a teacher. However, when Beast brings in the teenage versions of the original 5 X-Men, Kitty Pryde takes it upon herself to train and guide them, and asks Storm to become the Headmistress of the Jean Grey School in her stead, and Ororo accepted.{{citation}}
   
==Miscellaneous==
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===Reforming X-Force===
'''Equipment:''' Storm often carries lock picks. <br>
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Storm, who was dealing with anger issues after the High Priest of the Panther Cult ended her marriage to [[T'Challa (Earth-616)|T'Challa]], and [[Elizabeth Braddock (Earth-616)|Psylocke]] were sent an e-mail by Wolverine's old friend [[Eugene Judd (Earth-616)|Puck]]. An e-mail that contained a tip about a drug dealer selling TAO, a drug that made people susceptible to a hive mind mentality.{{citation}}
'''Transportation:''' [[X-Men Blackbird]], formerly [[X-Men Stratojet]]. <br>
 
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The two [[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Women]] met Puck at a bar in [[Los Angeles|L.A.]], and he led them to an old bank from the 20’s that the drug dealer – the diva of downtown LA - uses to sell drugs and dance. Storm and Psylocke quickly realized the dealer was [[Rita Wayword (Earth-616)|Spiral]], and Betsy quickly attacks her. Storm and Puck head to the bank vault, and find a scared little girl inside the vault, who mentally ordered the people at the club to attack Betsy.{{r|Uncanny X-Force Vol 2 1}} Tracking Spiral and the girl, [[Ginny Guzman (Earth-616)|Ginny]], the three heroes were attacked in Spiral's flat by a returned from the future [[Lucas Bishop (Earth-1191)|Bishop]], leaving Storm surprised to once again see her friend completely gone rogue.{{r|Uncanny X-Force Vol 2 2}} Eventually, Bishop joined the team and after a battle with Stryfe, the team disbanded.{{r|Uncanny X-Force Vol 2 17}}
   
==Notes & Trivia==
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===The M-Pox Crisis===
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Following Wolverine's death, Storm became the sole leader of the X-Men.{{r|Death of Wolverine #4}} Ororo's leadership was tested when the X-Men and the entirety of mutantkind were at the crossroads once more. It was discovered the [[Terrigen Mist|Terrigen Mists]] that had been released some months ago all over the world by [[Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)|Inhuman]] king [[Blackagar Boltagon (Earth-616)|Black Bolt]] was hazardous to mutants and caused them to develop a disease known as [[M-Pox]].{{r|Extraordinary X-Men #1}} With the help of [[Stephen Strange (Earth-616)|Doctor Strange]] and other sorcerers, the entirety of the Jean Grey School was moved to the realm of [[Limbo (Demonic)|Limbo]],{{r|Extraordinary X-Men #8}} in a territory that became known as [[X-Haven]], where all mutants were welcome and safe from the Terrigen Mists. The M-Pox outbreak caused an ever-growing repression against mutantkind. Storm realized that mutants couldn't simply hide, so in order to show mutants had a place in the world, Ororo rebuilt the X-Men.{{r|Extraordinary X-Men #1}}
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Around this time, Black Panther requested Storm's help in fighting a revolutionary force in [[Wakanda]],{{r|Black Panther Vol 6 6}} opening the doors to a reconciliation and the reignition of their romance.{{r|Black Panther Vol 6 13}}
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==Appearances in Other Media==
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[[File:Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) from X-Men Gold Vol 2 32 001.jpg|thumb|right|Ororo wielding Stormcaster again]]
[[Image:Stormx1.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Storm in the first X-Men film]]
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After the X-Men discovered the Terrigen Mists were close to becoming fully assimilated into the atmosphere, rendering the Earth completely uninhabitable for mutants, Ororo decided to lead her people into a war against the Inhumans with the intention to neutralize them long enough to give the X-Men time to destroy the Mists, since she believed the Inhumans would refuse to do so.{{r|IVX Vol 1 1}} The Inhumans and the X-Men eventually eventually reached an understanding and the Cloud was destroyed by the Inhuman queen [[Medusalith Amaquelin (Earth-616)|Medusa]], putting an end to the M-Pox crisis.{{r|IVX Vol 1 6}} Following the resolution of the conflict, Storm chose to pass the reins of leadership to Kitty Pryde, believing herself to be unfit to serve among the X-Men, but Kitty convinced her to remain in the team.{{r|X-Men Prime Vol 2 1}}
   
* Storm is played by Halle Berry in all three X-Men films. In the first film, Storm takes a backseat for other characters to shine. In the second one, she had more screentime but still little development. Storm finally gets her share of development in X-Men: The Last Stand. In it, Storm takes over as headmistress and director of Xavier's School and leader of the X-Men. It's interesting to note Storm had a Kenyan accent in the first film but it was non-existant in the other two.
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===The Return of Stormcaster===
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When Ororo's foster mother Ainet was prosecuted by the worshippers of a new god who denounced Ororo's godhood, she prayed to the Old Gods to give her daughter the power of divinity. Before dying, her call was answered by the Stormcaster, which laid dormant in [[Asgard (City)|Asgard]]. The mystical hammer was awakened and it sought Storm in the middle of one of her adventures wth the X-Men, and she regained the abilities the hammer once granted her. After learning of Ainet's death not long afterwards, Ororo travelled to Kenya and confronted the new dark god worshipped by her former village, [[Uovu (Earth-616)|Uovu]].{{r|X-Men: Gold Vol 2 33}}
   
* Storm, originally voiced by Iona Morris in Season 1 and then Alison Sealy-Smith for all subsequent seasons, was featured in the X-Men animated series of the mid-1990s. Storm also guest starred in the Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990s in Parts 2 and 3 of the Secret Wars arc. In the Spider-Man series, Storm was once again voiced by Iona Morris because it was recorded in Los Angeles, where Iona Morris is now based. The X-Men animated series was recorded in Canada and it would have been too costly to get the Canadian voice actress back.
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Uovu attempted to sway Ororo to his side, using his powers to resurrect her late parents. However, Ororo discovered catacombs where Uovu kept hundreds of villagers his followers had killed over the years ready to be reanimated under his command. When Ororo confronted Uovo about this revelation, he summoned his undead army, placing Ororo's parents and Ainet under his command as well.{{r|X-Men: Gold Vol 2 34}} Storm used Stormcaster one last time to confront Uovu in a battle of godhood. She defeated the dark god, causing Stormcaster to turn to dust. Before the people reanimated by Uovu dissolved into the wind, Ororo managed to have final words with both her parents and Ainet. Ainet comforted Ororo for her feelings that she had neglected the village when she left to join the X-Men, assuring Storm that she didn't abandon the village, but rather gave herself to the world.{{r|X-Men: Gold Vol 2 35}}
   
[[Image:Orororororo.gif|left|frame|Storm in X-men Evolution]]
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===Age of X-Man===
* In the animated series, X-Men: Evolution, Storm was portrayed as a teacher at Professor X's Xavier Institute and was voiced by Kristen Williamson. Storm is an American who was orphaned in Cairo after her parents were killed during an earthquake. She later goes to Kenya where he powers manifest and she is worshipped as a goddess. Professor X returned her to the States emotions in check. She is the aunt of the X-Man, Evan Daniels aka [[Spyke]] and a member of the staff at the Xavier Institute. This has confused many fans as to how she could be an orphan and still have a brother or sister in order to have a nephew.
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In the reality created by [[Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)|Nate Grey]] and a [[Life Seed]], a world where everyone on Earth was a mutant and relationships were strongly discouraged, Storm was a member of that reality's X-Men team.{{r|Age of X-Man Alpha Vol 1 1}} She lived alone, but in the same housing development as the rest of the team, leading a rather domestic life when not on duty.{{r|Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Vol 1 1}} Storm and the rest of the X-Men were the primary response team to all matter of worldwide threats and danger, including wildfires and the protection of mutant incubation facilities.{{r|Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Vol 1 1}}
   
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The team soon came into conflict with Murshid En Sabah Nur and his [[X-Tracts (Age of X-Man) (Earth-616)|X-Tracts]] team, revolutionaries who endorsed love, relationships, and community over the state-endorsed "identity, harmony, autonomy". The X-Men were forced to battle and quell the riled crowd around the X-Tracts, with Magneto, Storm, and [[Laura Kinney (Earth-616)|X-23]] experiencing memory flashes from their home reality.{{r|Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Vol 1 2}} Magneto experienced additional flashes, this time of his deceased children [[Wanda Maximoff (Age of X-Man) (Earth-616)|Scarlet Witch]] and [[Pietro Maximoff (Age of X-Man) (Earth-616)|Quiksilver]], through a fissure in the wall of his house. Unbeknownst to him, Storm witnessed the fissure's images and Magneto's emotional breakdown.{{r|Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Vol 1 2}}
   
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After a rescue relief mission in the Bahamas, Storm confronted Magneto at home about what they had seen. Needing telepathic privacy, the two of them moved their conversation into the eye of a storm, discussing their memories and experiences around The Resolution (event which gave all humanity mutant powers). Neither could agreed what to do about the situation. X-Man interrupted them soon after, bringing them to another fissure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The fissure's images further confirmed the illusion of the current reality, stoking Magneto and Storm's anger and leading them to attack Nate for his deception. With a wave of his hand, though, he banished them back to their homes and erased their memories.{{r|Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Vol 1 3}}
   
* Storm also has notably appeared in most of the X-Men video games that have been released on various consoles. The most noticeable ones are Marvel vs. Capcom series, X-Men Legends for various game systems and the X-Men Mutant Academy games for the Sony PlayStation. She is particularly popular in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 as part of the rushdown-oriented tournament team of Magneto/Storm/Psylocke (MSP) and is considered one of the best characters in the game.
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Storm, Magneto, X-23, Nightcrawler, and Nature Girl assembled sometime later with Psylocke to investigate the murder scene of [[Moneta (Age of X-Man) (Earth-616)|Moneta]]. Magneto prevailed the group to keep their discovery an internal matter and process through the information in a logical fashion before confronting Nate. The group reassembled at Jean's house soon after to fill her in on their findings; Ororo opened up her mind first for Jean to scan and verify what they had learned. While debating their next course of action in confronting Nate, Storm insisted that they do it as team. The whole group soon confronted Nate at X-Men headquarters, which quickly devolved into a brief skirmish before Nate dissolved the structure and moved the fight elsewhere.{{r|Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Vol 1 5}}
   
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Storm was amongst the assembled teams of mutants at the final confrontation of Nate. She expressed her belief that they could not abandon their lives in the main continuity, but neither should they disregard all of the inhabitants of Nate's created reality, implied to be just as real as them. She also advocated for leaving Apocalypse behind and eventually returned to the main reality with the rest of the displaced mutants.{{r|Age of X-Man Omega Vol 1 1}}
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===House of X===
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Four months prior to the foundation of the mutant nation state of [[Krakoa (Earth-616)|Krakoa]], Storm planted a Krakoan flower at Westchester, New York. These flowers grew gateways and habitats, all part of the interconnected consciousness of Krakoa.{{r|House of X Vol 1 1}} Storm, Beast, and [[Trinary (Earth-616)|Trinary]] used a combination of Beast’s technology and the psychic abilities of three [[Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616)|Stepford Cuckoos]] (Celeste, Mindee, and Phoebe) and Professor X, in order to reach out into space and make contact with Marvel Girl, trying to help a team of X-Men in their latest mission. The X-Men accomplished their goal, but the entire team was killed in the attack.{{r|House of X Vol 1 4}}
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After this team's resurrection through the efforts of [[Five (Earth-616)|The Five]], Storm heralded the return of each member to the rest of Krakoa and asked them a test question to prove their authenticity. Each authentication was met with an additional, positive rally of "Mutant!" by the assembled crowd.{{r|House of X Vol 1 5}}
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Storm was later asked to join the Summer section of the [[Quiet Council of Krakoa (Earth-616)|Quiet Council]]. Summer consisted of [[Jean Grey (Earth-616)|Jean Grey]], [[Ororo Munroe (Earth-616)|Storm]], and [[Kurt Wagner (Earth-616)|Nightcrawler]], representing the more empathetic, level-headed, and just members of the X-Men and other factions.{{r|House of X Vol 1 5}}{{r|House of X Vol 1 6}}
   
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===Reconciliation with T'Challa===
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During the absence of T'Challa and the [[Gods of Wakanda (Earth-616)|Gods of Wakanda]], Storm helped Wakanda during their toughest of times. She, along with Shuri and Queen-Mother Ramonda, were able to come in contact with T'Challa, now a member of the [[Maroons (Earth-616)|Maroons]], who informed them about the threat of the [[Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda]].{{r|Black Panther Vol 7 13|14}} Following the battle between the Maroons and the Empire's Flagship, T'Challa returned to Wakanda Prime, and reunited with his loved ones.{{r|Black Panther Vol 7 15}} T'Challa tried to rekindle his relationship with Ororo, and also told her how he was tricked and captured by the empire.{{r|Black Panther Vol 7 18}} The Empire's [[Askari (Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda) (Earth-616)|Askari fighters]] tried to attack Wakanda Prime, but Storm, and the other Wakandan fighters were able to fend them off for the moment.{{r|Black Panther Vol 7 16}} Storm then confronted [[Nakia Cabral (Earth-616)|General Nakia]] of the Maroons, who also felt attraction to T'Challa, and wished her luck in Nakia's possible relationship with T'Challa.{{r|Black Panther Vol 7 17}}
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* Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #12
 
* Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men 2004
 
   
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| Powers = Ororo is a [[Homo superior|mutant]]. She is able to control the weather and atmosphere and is considered to be one of the most powerful mutants on the planet. One of the primary sources of her powers is the Earth's electromagnetic field.{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 25}}
   
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Storm is an '''[[Mutants Classification#Omega Level Mutants|Omega Level Mutant]]''',{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 21}}{{r|House of X #1}} (initially having been stated to have an ''"'''Omega-Level''' potential"''),{{r|Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men #1}} or an '''Omega Mutant''' ''(in an interview)'',<ref name="Omega Mutant">[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=57437 Wilson's CBR interview] of [[G. Willow Wilson]]: ''when you've got [...] characters [...], and some of whom, like Storm, are these Omega mutants that are super-overpowered''</ref> or not<ref name="Not Omega">[[Tom Brevoort (Earth-1218)|Tom Brevoort]]'s [http://brevoortformspring.tumblr.com/post/106557240403/ok-geek-question-do-marvel-consider-storm-an statement]</ref> and is known as an '''Alpha-Level Mutant'''.{{r|X-Men Vol 2 94}}{{r|X-Men Vol 2 97}}
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Storm's power is also mystical in nature, owing to her descent from a long line of sorceresses;{{r|Marvel Tarot #1}} which eventually facilitated her apotheosis into a goddess through the worship of the people of Wakanda.{{r|Black Panther Vol 6 17}}{{r|Black Panther Vol 1 172}}
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Storm has been shown to be sensitive to the dynamics of the natural world, and her psionic powers over weather are affected by her emotions. One consequence of this connection to nature is that she often suppresses extreme feelings to prevent her emotional state from resulting in violent weather. She has once sensed a diseased and dying tree on the [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|X-Mansion]] grounds, detected objects within various atmospheric mediums—including water, and sensed the incorrect motion of a hurricane in the Northern Hemisphere and the gravitational stress on the tides by the Moon and Sun{{r|X-Men Phoenix Endsong #2}} as well as the distortion of a planet's magnetosphere.{{r|Black Panther Vol 4 30}} Storm can view the Earth as weather patterns, and is able to precisely recognize her geographic position through interpretations of these patterns.{{r|Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 34}} Storm's mutant abilities are limited by her willpower and the strength of her body. Storm is also able to manipulate earth and fire, create earthquakes and lava bursts.{{r|Storm Vol 3 11}}
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* '''Earth Link:''' Storm's mutant powers have created a psychic bond between herself and the primal life force of Earth's biosphere. This bond with the Earth and apparently the entire universe, gives Storm spiritual and material sustenance with an almost empathic sense towards living thing. Storm also possesses the ability to sense and detect life force and she has once sensed a dying tree in the Xavier Mansion. She has once sensed a snowball being tossed and sense the Blackbird cutting the atmosphere even though the distance between them was thousands of miles.{{Citation}} She can sense any natural phenomena including earthquakes, storms, etc.. Storm can sense movements in the air or water mediums.
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* '''Thermal Variance:''' Ororo's body counteracts extremes of temperature, internally increasing or decreasing her temperature in contrast to its external environment to an unknown degree. In the Antarctic, while trying to alter the blizzards raging over its entirety she nearly fried her own system.{{r|X-Men Unlimited #1}}
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* '''Energy Vision:''' With a blink, Storm can see the physical world around her as energy, including the human body's nervous system, which in turn allows her to counter all but the fastest attack.{{Citation}} Added to her already formidable hand-to-hand abilities, this makes her a very tough opponent. Storm has also shown the ability to see in almost complete darkness.{{Citation}}
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* '''Magical Potential:''' Storm's ancestry supports the use of magic and [[witchcraft]].{{r|Marvel Tarot #1}} Many of her ancestors were sorceresses and priestesses.
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** Storm's ancestor [[Ashake (Earth-616)|Ashake]], who worships the Egyptian goddess [[Ma'at]], also known as [[Oshtur (Earth-616)|Oshtur]], the mother of [[Agamotto]]. Oshtur appears to have strong favor for the bloodline of Ororo.{{r|Mystic Arcana Sister Grimm #1}}
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:For some unknown reason, since the dawn of Atlantis, this line of African women has been given distinguishing features of white hair, blue eyes, and powerful magic potential.{{citation}} Although Storm has not developed her magical potential, it has been hinted at.{{r|Marvel Tarot #1}} The Tarot asserts Storm as being "High Priestess," the First Tarot's choice one-third of the time. The other draws were the [[Wanda Maximoff (Earth-616)|Scarlet Witch]] and [[Agatha Harkness (Earth-616)|Agatha Harkness]]. These three characters split the High Priestess card equally. A timeline-divergent Storm became the sorceress who taught sorcery to [[Illyana Rasputina (Earth-616)|Magik]] and some of Storm's alternate universe selves possess considerable magical talent.{{r|Magik (Illyana and Storm Limited Series) #1}} On a separate note, it has been stated that Storm's spirit is so strong that she was able to host the consciousness of an [[Incarnation|avatar]] (or "[[Abstract Entities|manifestation body]]"){{r|Quasar #38}} of [[Eternity (Earth-616)|Eternity]]; in a gathering consisting of herself, [[Stephen Strange (Earth-616)|Doctor Strange]], [[T'Challa (Earth-616)|Black Panther]], [[Norrin Radd (Earth-616)|Silver Surfer]] and the [[Fantastic Four (Earth-616)|Fantastic Four]], she and Strange were the only viable candidates.{{r|Fantastic Four #550}}
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'''Godhood:''' Storm has a gift of godhead passed from her ancestors. Black Panther considered her as a bigger god compared to [[Adversary (Earth-616)|Adversary]], being recognized as a threat by said deity. The faith of Wakanda helped her ascend to godhood and made her a real goddess, granting her the power to defeat the powerful Adversary.{{r|Black Panther Vol 1 172}}
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* '''The Power of Faith:''' Storm can get power from people's belief in and prayers to her. The more people that believe in her, the more powerful she becomes. She once used the power to dissipate an unnatural storm that was from another world and created by an unknown Wakandan god. She's also able to invoke Oshtur for help. She is also considered as a goddess called Hadari Yao who preserves the balance between all natural things.{{r|Black Panther Vol 6 17}}
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* '''Teleportation:''' Storm once used some wizards and witches's energy to create a portal based on lightning and teleported herself and others from realm to realm. This power may related to her magical talents.{{r|Extraordinary X-Men Vol 1 16}}
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'''Master Thief:''' Extraordinary ability at picking locks and pockets, getting past advanced security systems, and escape artistry; she is very stealthy, and has the same degree of dexterity in her toes and mouth as she does with her hands. Ororo was, in her youth, one of the most skillful thieves in the entire city of Cairo. Skills she has kept honed, and some of them, she has been teaching to her students at the Jean Grey School.
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'''[[Multilingual]]:''' Storm is fluent in English, Arabic,{{citation}} Swahili,{{citation}} Russian,{{r|Uncanny X-Men #153}}{{citation}} Japanese,{{citation}} Wakandan,{{citation}} Yoruba{{citation}} and more.{{citation}}
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'''Indomitable Will:'''{{r|Heroic Age: X-Men #1}} Ororo has an exceptionally strong will, thanks to years of practice to control the weather. She has shown the strength of will to effectively resist the world's most powerful telepaths, such as [[Charles Xavier (Earth-616)|Professor X]], [[Jean Grey (Earth-616)|Jean Grey]], [[Rachel Summers (Earth-811)|Rachel Summers]], the [[Shadow King (Multiverse)|Shadow King]] and [[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]]. She has also shown the strength of will and spirit to host the conscience of the abstract entity Eternity to help save his life and the universe, a feat few beings could do, as well as hide the Panther God Bast in her mind in order to defeat the Shadow King.
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'''[[Diplomatic Immunity]]:''' While married to T'Challa, the leader of a sovereign nation, she often visited the United States or the United Nations for political reasons. She enjoyed diplomatic immunity during these trips, and the [[Wakandan Embassy (New York City)|Wakandan Embassy]] is considered foreign soil.
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| Equipment = Storm often carries lock picks. M'Rinn gave her a Cameo Crystal that could detect and allow Storm to get to M'Rinn's dimension. She also has her family's ancestral ruby (enabling interdimensional teleportation in conjunction with lightning).
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A costume of [[Unstable Molecules]] to be activated by lightning.{{r|Storm Vol 2 6}}
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* There is a possibility that Storm is the grandmother of [[Lucas Bishop (Earth-1191)|Bishop]] as it was shown in {{c|X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop #3}} Bishop's grandmother and Storm were drawn remarkably similar and Bishop's grandmother also appears to have a rather intimate knowledge of the X-Men's history something only a member of the X-Men would know.
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| Trivia = * Storm was originally conceived by [[Dave Cockrum]] as "the Black Cat," a character who could transform into a feline creature or a house cat. The character was shelved for a time, along with the rest of the new X-Men project, and ultimately made redundant by the large number of cat-themed characters that had been introduced in the interim. When the project resumed, it was decided that the team needed another female character, and [[Roy Thomas]] suggested replacing the weather-controlling Typhoon with a female equivalent. Cockrum then quickly outlined the idea for Storm, leaving the Black Cat costume unchanged but changing the character's hair from brunette to white.<ref>"How a Typhoon Blew in Success," ''Wizard Special Edition: the X-Men Turn 30'', July, 1993: Wizard Press.</ref>
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* Storm's original spacious attic garden and bed room was made for her by [[Kurt Wagner (Earth-616)|Nightcrawler]].{{r|Amazing X-Men #3}} With the destruction of the original X-Mansion, Storm, has since taken up residency and rebuilt her garden in one of the many free floating towers of the new [[Jean Grey School For Higher Learning|Grey School]].{{r|Wolverine and the X-Men #24}}
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* In celebration of [[Marvel Comics]] 80th anniversary, Storm, along with [[Raven Darkholme (Earth-616)|Mystique]] and [[Phoenix Force (Earth-616)|Dark Phoenix]] were featured in a special line of [[wikipedia:Barbie|Barbie]] fashion dolls.{{r|{{cite web|url=https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/07/18/marvel-mattel-reveal-mystique-storm-and-dark-phoenix-barbie-dolls-comic-con-2019|title=Marvel, Mattel Reveal Mystique, Storm, and Dark Phoenix Barbie Dolls - Comic Con 2019|work=IGN|first=Adam|last=Bankhurst|date=17 July 2019|accessdate=20 July 2019}}}}
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Quote1 Queen. Goddess. Cloud-Walker. I think those are too many titles for one who simply wishes to help. Quote2
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Early Years

Ororo Munroe, also known as Storm, is the descendant of an ancient line of African priestesses, all of whom have white hair, blue eyes, and the potential to wield magic. Born Ororo Munroe, her mother, N'Daré, was the princess of a tribe in Kenya, who married the American photojournalist, David Munroe, and moved with him to Manhattan, where Ororo was born.[23]

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Storm in her youth

When Ororo was six months old, she and her parents moved to Cairo, Egypt and, at the age of five, a plane crash destroyed their home.[23] Ororo's parents were killed, but she survived, buried under rubble near her mother's body. This traumatizing effect left Ororo with the severe claustrophobia that still afflicts her today. Ororo managed to escape the rubble of her shattered home with nothing but the tattered clothes on her back and her mother's ancestral ruby.[23][24][25] Homeless and orphaned, Ororo was found by a gang of street urchins who took her to their master, Achmed El Gibár. Achmed trained Ororo in the arts of thievery and she soon became his prize pupil, excelling in picking both pockets and locks. During her time in Cairo, Ororo picked the pocket of an American tourist. The man proved no easy mark, however, as he was Charles Xavier, a powerful mutant telepath who used his abilities to stop the theft.[26][27] At that moment, Xavier was psionically attacked by another mutant, Amahl Farouk (absolute ruler of Cairo’s thieves), and Ororo used the opportunity to escape. Xavier, who acknowledged she was a mutant from her brainwaves, declined to contact Ororo at this point, not wanting to shock the young woman with the true nature of her powers.

Itching to prove her skills as a thief, Ororo once stole a rare ruby-colored gem, the so-called “Heart of Eternal Darkness.” She did so against Achmed El Gibár’s direct orders. Only later, it would be discovered that the stone contained the essence of the immortal mutant Candra.[28] Years later, when she was about twelve, Ororo felt a strong urge to wander south and left Cairo.[29][30][31] During her travels, Ororo naively accepted a ride from a complete stranger and was almost raped by him. Forced to defend herself, Ororo killed the man and, from that moment, she swore never to take another human life.[32]

Ororo wandered for thousands of miles, almost dying during her trek across the Sahara Desert. Ororo's mutant ability to psionically control the weather emerged soon after, and she was able to use them to rescue T'Challa, a prince of the African nation of Wakanda, from his would-be kidnappers and killers after he had previously rescued her from the same men. The pair shared a romance and spent much time together, however, T'Challa's duties as a prince prevented them from further exploring their burgeoning mutual attraction.[33][34]

Finally, Ororo reached her ancestors' homeland of the Kilimanjaro Valley on the Serengeti Plain in Kenya. Ororo was taken in by an elderly tribal woman named Ainet, who taught her to be responsible with her powers. Ororo soon came to be the object of worship of the local tribes, who believed her to be a goddess due to her gift.[35]

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Storm's 1st costume

X-Men

Years later, Ororo found herself in the Savage Land and was forced to battle the threat of a mutant energy manipulator, who used Ororo's control over weather, known as Deluge, who sought revenge against humanity. With the help of the team of mutant heroes known as the X-Men, Deluge was seemingly destroyed and Ororo returned to her life among the tribal people.[36]

Months later, however, Professor Xavier was left with no choice but to recruit Storm, as he called her, and other mutants from around the world into the X-Men in order to rescue his original students from the threat of the sentient island being, known as Krakoa. Prof. Xavier explained to Ororo that she was not a "goddess", but a mutant and had a responsibility to use her abilities to help the world, just as she had helped the local tribes. Curious, Ororo accepted Professor Xavier's offer and was given the code name "Storm".[37] After most of the original team left, Ororo, along with fellow new recruits Nightcrawler, Colossus, Wolverine, Thunderbird, and Banshee stayed as members of the new X-Men. This new group of X-Men were mostly adults and trained in the use of their powers in the Danger Room.[38] Storm remained with the X-Men for years. Storm was initially very naive when it came to the customs of the modern world, but her teammate Jean Grey (Marvel Girl), helped educate her in the ways of society and the pair formed a lasting friendship. Jean was also one of the first X-Men to learn of Storm's claustrophobia, after the two women chased a thief into the subway.[39]

Storm’s claustrophobia placed the entire team in danger when they battled Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy in Cassidy Keep. In the cellars of the ancient castle, Ororo felt entombed between the walls of solid rocks and went into shock. She could do nothing but cry while her teammates were butchered. Only after all had fallen did she find the strength to fight. However, it was only after the Juggernaut accidentally punched a hole in the wall and she could see the open sky again that she could free the team and turn the tide.[40]

In the Savage Land Storm encountered M'Rinn at a dimensional interface point in a body of water. M'Rinn and one of her people were in peril, being attacked by an aquatic dinosaur, and Storm saved them, killing the creature. Storm accompanied M'Rinn back to her own dimension for a time, where time passed more quickly than on Earth, aiding her in battle and governing her people. Storm and M'Rinn became close friends and M'Rinn called Storm 'daughter of my heart'. When Storm eventually left M'Rinn's dimension, M'Rinn gave her a Cameo Crystal that allows Storm to get to M'Rinn's dimension with the use of her lightning.[41]

Leading the X-Men

After serving with the team for many years, Storm was appointed the leader of the team following the departure of the former leader, Cyclops, after the apparent death of Jean Grey. Storm was initially unsure about her new role, but, with the support of her teammates, she soon became a capable leader.[42] Ororo began her friendship with Kitty first, by christening Kitty with her first code-name, Sprite, and even took her dancing at Stevie Hunter's studio.[43]

When Cyclops eventually returned to the team, Storm found herself doubting her leadership abilities once more, after a mission she led went wrong. However, Ororo soon asserted her position, reminding Cyclops that she was now team leader.[44] After sensing that Arkon was in danger, Storm, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four aided him in battling the Badoon. Storm and Arkon admitted their love for each other, but decided that their responsibilities were more important.[45]

Later, Emma Frost switched bodies with Ororo, while Sentinels attacked the X-Men. After using Emma’s telepathy, Ororo was able to gain her body back. During a coupe, Ororo helped Cyclops and his father defeat the Sidri and then battled the Brood, Deathbird, and Admiral Samedar to restore Lilandra Neramani to the Shi'ar throne. After battling in a duel between the Grandmaster and Death, Ororo, with Wolverine, infiltrated the Pentagon, to destroy the files on the X-Men they knew Fred Duncan had and, there, she first met, and battled, Rogue. Later, Ororo was attacked and hospitalized, only to find that Dracula wanted her for his bride. With the help of Kitty and the X-Men, Ororo shed his influence.[46]

Next, the X-Men were sent to the Savage Land, after Angel called and asked for assistance. In the Savage Land, the X-Men were captured, by Sauron and Zaladane, and rescued, by Angel and Ka-Zar.[47] Later, the X-Men went to Limbo, where they battled Belasco and were aided by a future version of Storm that was left in Limbo and trained in magic.[48]

Later, in retaliation, the X-Men were captured and taken into space by the insectoid alien race known as the Brood, Storm fought back but her powers flared out of control. The X-Men discovered that they had been implanted with a Brood egg that would hatch and transform them into one of the aliens. Not wanting to unleash such an evil into the world, Storm attempted to commit suicide by channeling all of the surrounding stellar energy into her own body, destroying the Brood embryo, but leaving her drifting unprotected in space. Ororo would have died in the vacuum had it not been for a member of the Acanti, a race of space-faring, whale-like creatures that had been enslaved by the Brood. The Acanti that saved Storm was revealed to be the caretaker of the soul of his entire race, who had lost his mother to the Brood and needed guidance. Storm agreed to let her consciousness guide the young Acanti, whilst it healed her damaged body, and, after the Brood were defeated, a restored Storm returned home with the X-Men. The X-Men returned home to battle the Brood Queen that was inside of Prof. Xavier and saved his life by transplanting his mind into a cloned body.[49]

After Professor X had a televised debate, with Reverend William Stryker, he, Ororo, and Scott were kidnapped, by the Purifiers. While in captivity, Ororo and Scott were tortured and hooked to machines, operated by Dr. Phillip Ramsey, that transferred their pain to Professor X. After Professor X was brainwashed, he fired mental bolts at Ororo and Scott, seemingly killing them, but Magneto and the X-Men rescued them and Magneto resuscitated them. Professor X was taken to Madison Square Garden, where he was attached to a machine that, using his brainpower, would kill all living mutants. Magneto, with his psi-shielded helmet, was able to distract the Professor enough for the X-Men to destroy the machine. Televised, Cyclops entered into a debate with Stryker about his actions and Stryker pulled a gun, attempting to kill Kitty. Before he could fire, Stryker was shot-down, by a police officer. Later at the mansion, Professor admitted that Magneto was right and began to accept his offer to join, until Scott stopped him and stated that he believed in the Professor's dream and will see it come true.[50]

After sensing Dracula's summons, Ororo went to face him again. Storm was commanded to steal the Montesi Formula and was opposed by a possessed Kitty and Colossus. With the aid of the X-Men, Dracula was defeated.[51]

Leading the Morlocks

Soon after, the X-Men encountered the underground community of mutants, known as the Morlocks, who had kidnapped one of their former members, Angel. To save her friend, Storm challenged the Morlock leader, Callisto, to a duel and bested her in hand-to-hand combat. As a result, Storm became leader of the Morlocks and she ordered them to cease their hostilities against the surface-dwelling humans.[52]

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The Mohawk Storm

When the X-Men later traveled to Japan to attend the wedding of their team member Wolverine, Storm first met the ninja named Yukio and the X-Men battled Viper and Silver Samurai over control of Clan Yashida. A friend of Wolverine's, Yukio was the most carefree spirit that Ororo had ever met and the two became fast friends. Yukio influenced a major rebellious change in Storm's attitude towards life and she took to wearing leather and shaved her hair into a Mohawk.[53]

The X-Men again battled with Mastermind and then the Impossible Man. After, the team battled the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and the Morlocks.[54]

Powerless

Storm later had her powers accidentally neutralized by Henry Gyrich with a gun invented by the mutant machinist, named Forge, who took it upon himself to nurse Storm back to health. During her convalescence at Forge’s headquarters in Eagle Plaza in Dallas, Texas, Storm and Forge fell in love, but their relationship was cut short after Storm learned Forge had created the device that stripped her of her powers. Later, alien Dire Wraiths invaded Forge’s headquarters, since he was working on weaponry to be used against them and Naze (Forge's Shaman instructor), Amanda Sefton, and Magik joined with Forge and the X-Men in battling them. Naze faked his demise at the barbed tongue of a Dire Wraith, letting it assume his identity and then fall under the mental control of the Adversary, sparing Naze from this fate.[55]

Storm subsequently quit the X-Men and returned to Africa, where she finally came to terms with losing her mutant ability.[56]

When the Wraith home world, Wraithworld, began to approach Earth through hyperspace, the X-Men went to aid Rom and, with the help of Forge, banished them from existence. Before, returning to Cairo, Ororo battled Fenris, Andrea and Andreas von Strucker, in the Serengeti and then joined Prof. Xavier's newest team of young mutants, the New Mutants, in rescuing the body of Karma from being possessed by the Shadow King. During which time, the New Mutants met one of Storm's ancestors, Ashake, who helped the heroes return to their own time. After being briefly possessed herself, Storm and the New Mutants exhumed the Shadow King of Karma and Karma defeated him on the Astral Plane.[57]

While vacationing with the kids later, the group was subsequently captured by the Asgardian trickster God, Loki. After witnessing her battle hordes of demons,[58] Loki sought to use Storm in one of his schemes to discredit his half-brother, the Thunder God Thor, by giving her a hammer, Stormcaster, that would restore her abilities and making her the new Goddess of Thunder. With the aid of the X-Men and the New Mutants, Storm was able to reject Loki's gifts, thus thwarting his plan.[59]

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Goddess of Thunder

Storm returned to the X-Men and defeated Fenris, then later found herself being challenged to a duel for leadership of the team by Cyclops. Despite her still being powerless, Storm won and Cyclops quit the team.[60]

Joining the Hellfire Club

After battling Malice, Storm and Wolverine investigated the recently bombed home of Sara Bailey, Jean's sister, and Storm was abducted by Crimson Commando, Super Sabre, and Stonewall to be hunted. After defeating the Commando in combat, Storm decided that the X-Men would be more proactive and attack their enemies before they are attacked.[61] Storm suggested that she and Magneto join the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle both as the White King. The union between the Hellfire Club and the X-Men would give the X-Men access to all of the Hellfire Club's government secrets and protect the school, if the Marauders were to attack again. Storm decided that, in order to safeguard their friends and families from their many enemies, the X-Men must fake their deaths and become an underground proactive strike force. After Havok showed up to check on the X-Men, Storm ordered Psylocke to erase the event from his memory, but, due to Professor Xavier's mental defenses, he remembered and, after an initial battle, Havok asked Magneto to accept him as an X-Men and joined the team.[62]

Citadel of Light and Shadow

The team was later abducted by Horde, to use as his lackeys to retrieve the Crystal of Ultimate Vision, of which he wore a shard on his forehead. The X-Men were sent to the Citadel of Light and Shadow, where the crystal was hidden. As the X-Men progressed through it, the citadel created illusions of each of their most powerful desire. Only Storm, Wolverine, and Psylocke were able to resist and, empowered to godhood, Wolverine rejected the god-like power and returned the X-Men and their friends home.[63]

Saving Kitty

Unwilling to watch her die, Magneto went to Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) of the Fantastic Four to use a device that Mr. Fantastic had built to save Shadowcat.[64] Unsure of the outcome, Mr. Fantastic refused to help Kitty, even after the X-Men begged him, and the X-Men and Fantastic Four briefly battled, after Human Torch burned Storm's arm.[65] At that time, Dr. Doom presented his assistance and, under duress, Storm accepted.[66] At the urging of Franklin Richards, Kitty was cured by the combined efforts of Dr. Doom and Mr. Fantastic.[67]

Powers Restored

Soon, Storm realized that she needed her powers restored and so she sought out Forge for his help. Ororo found Forge's old mentor Naze instead, who informed her that Forge had been corrupted by his nemesis, the Adversary, and was seeking to destroy the world. Unbeknownst to Storm, the Adversary had actually corrupted the Naze look-a-like after the battle with the Dire Wraiths.[68] After a Vision Quest with Naze/Adversary, Storm finally located Forge atop a mountain, seemingly opening a dimensional portal filled with demons. Storm stabbed Forge in the chest and, only then, realized he had been attempting to close the portal, not open it.[69] The Adversary, then, trapped Storm and Forge in the other dimension and seized control of Dallas, warping time and space in order to foment chaos on Earth. Storm and Forge spent a year on an alternate Earth, during which time they made peace and admitted their love for one another and Ororo regrew her hair out. Forge used components from his cybernetic leg to fashion a new device that restored Storm's ability to use her powers, which she then used to energize a portal back to their own world.[70]

Fall of the Mutants

Ororo and Forge rejoined the X-Men and were captured in Roma's Starlight Citadel that the Adversary had taken over. Ororo was released and, with the X-Men, gave her life to imprison the Adversary, with a spell used from Forge. However, the Omniversal Guardian, named Roma, restored the X-Men to life and freed the Adversary under the notion that there could be no order without chaos. The events had been broadcast over a live television news feed and the world believed the heroes to be dead. After being resurrected, the X-Men decided to use the opportunity to go underground and keep their rebirth secret.[71]

The X-Men resurfaced in Australia, where they defeated the Reavers. Roma appeared and presented them with the Siege Perilous, a gem that created a portal which granted any person who walked through it judgment and a new chance at life, with a new career, home, and so forth and had magically made them invisible to any sort of mechanical perception. Storm made another change in her uniform, loosing the leather jacket for a black suite with a lighting bolt across her chest.[72]

Scorched Land

After Storm's Cameo Crystal sensed a disturbance, Storm left in the middle of the night without explanation to the Savage Land. Upon arrival, the Savage Land was scorched and barren and the X-Men followed and battled Garrok, in the armor of Terminus. After the initial battle, Longshot was lost and Storm's Cameo Crystal opened a portal to M'Rinn's dimension, where Longshot was and the Fall People escaped to. Together with M'Rinn's people, the High Evolutionary, and the Fall People, the X-Men separated Garokk from Terminus and with his sacrifice, restored the Savage Land.[73]

Teenager Again

Soon after, the X-Men were ambushed at their hideout, by the crazed scientist known as Nanny and her partner, the Orphan-Maker. After attempting to flee, Storm chased Nanny's craft and was caught in tentacles, while Havok fired a plasma burst and downed the craft. A S.H.I.E.L.D. L.M.D. of Storm was found to ensure that the X-Men would not follow and Storm was assumed dead.[74] Storm was captured by Nanny, who sought to use Storm's abilities in her quest to liberate the world's super-powered children by making orphans of them. Nanny used her technology to de-age Storm to her pre-teens and strip her memories, so as to better sway the mutant to her cause. However, Storm fought back and overloaded Nanny's device. Once more a child with no memories of her life as an X-Man, the young Storm returned to her life as a thief. On one caper, Ororo found herself the target of the psychic being known as the Shadow King, but was saved by a fellow mutant and thief, named Gambit. The pair formed a partnership and, after Storm regained her memories, she took Gambit to meet the X-Men.[75]

Storm was eventually restored to adulthood after the X-Men were captured by agents of the island nation of Genosha who used mutants as slaves. Storm underwent the mutate transformation process, however, the Genoshan Genegineer and Chief Magistrate were members of a rebel faction. They restored Storm's body and mind, and the X-Men were able to defeat their aggressors.[76]

Teams Blue & Gold

Soon after, the X-Men were reformed into two separate strike teams, with Cyclops and Storm as co-leaders.[77] Forge aided both teams as their resident technician, however, this left little time for them to rekindle their relationship. Forge still asked Storm to marry him, but she hesitated on giving a reply. Forge was left thinking she did not truly love him and he left before she could respond with a "yes."[78]

Onslaught

Scott, Bobby, Ororo, and Logan mysteriously awakened in an area unfamiliar to them. They appeared to have suffered a battle, but had no memory of the events. Scott and the other X-Men found that they were being tested by Onslaught. After finally defeating Post, they were teleported back to the mansion.[79] the X-Men were forced to battle their mentor when Professor Xavier was transformed into the evil Onslaught as a result of mind-wiping Magneto.[80] Although the X-Men defeated the evil entity and freed Prof. Xavier, most of Earth's heroes were lost for a time.[citation needed]

Operation: Zero Tolerance

Soon after returning from Hong Kong and battling with Shang-Chi against Wilson Fisk for the Elixir Vitae, hoping it would cure the Legacy Virus, the government sponsored mutant-hunting operation known as "Operation: Zero Tolerance" took effect, and the villainous Bastion captured X-Men Storm, Wolverine, Cannonball, Cyclops, and Phoenix.[81]

The Twelve

Months later, the eternal mutant Apocalypse made a bid for power by gathering together The Twelve, a group of mutants prophesied to usher in a golden age for their kind that counted Storm amongst their number. Apocalypse was defeated, but not before the ultimate extent of Storm's mutant power was revealed in an alternate future wherein she had evolved into a wholly elemental being.[citation needed]

X-Treme X-Men

Not long after, Storm and five of her team mates formed a splinter group of X-Men, cutting all ties with the rest of the team to search for the diaries of the blind mutant seer Destiny that mapped the future of mutants. During a mission in Australia, Storm was reunited with Gambit who sought to obtain her mother's ruby. It was revealed that the ruby was part of a set that, when empowered, could open a portal between dimensions. Several of the gems had already gone missing, and Gambit wished to ensure that Storm's ruby remained safe. At that moment, the other-dimensional warrior named Shaitan attacked, capturing Gambit and stealing the ruby. Shaitan used the gems and Gambit's mutant ability to empower them, thus opening a portal allowing the armies of his master, Khan, to pass through and invade Earth.[citation needed]

Storm's X-Men opposed the invaders, but she was seriously injured by Madripoor's ruling crimelord Viper and was subsequently taken prisoner by Khan himself. The warlord intended for Storm to be his queen and commanded his physicians to heal her. Storm attempted to seduce Khan into calling off his invasion whilst her team mates fought to close the portal. Khan's other concubines grew jealous of Storm's advances and attempted to kill her. Despite her injuries, Storm prevailed and escaped, rejoining her team mates as they destroyed the portal.[citation needed]

The X.S.E.

During her subsequent recuperation, which required her to undertake physical therapy to heal her back and legs, Storm and her team were asked back to the mansion to rejoin the core X-Men team. Storm declined, however, believing that there was still work for her team to do. During a world summit to address the increasing hostilities between humans and mutants, Storm offered her X-Men team's services to the United Nations as a global mutant police force, the X-Treme Sanctions Executive.[citation needed]

Storm's first mission would be a solo one as she was charged with infiltrating and exposing an underground slave-trading network that forced mutants to fight in gladiator-style arenas. Soon after, Storm and her team returned to Westchester to help rebuild the mansion following an attack by Magneto and stayed on to continue their new direction.[citation needed]

When the X-Men journeyed to Niganda to investigate reports of mutant animals, they ran into Black Panther. At the end of the mission, Storm stayed in Niganda to help the mutants affected there.[citation needed]
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Storm & Black Panther (T'Challa)

Marriage

Following the events of "M-Day," when the majority of the world's mutants lost their powers, Storm left the X-Men to return to Africa in order to safeguard depowered mutants.[citation needed] During this time she came into conflict with an African Colonel named Shetani, who was hunting down and killing de-powered mutants in search of Storm. When she finally confronted him, he revealed to her that he was her uncle. Afterward, Shetani told Storm of a hidden village in Northwest Kenya where she met her grandmother for the first time. This finally prompted her to accept the Black Panther's marriage proposal.[82]

At the wedding of Storm and the Black Panther, Iron Man and Captain America showed up but leaving before the ceremony because neither of them could stand the sight of each other. Earlier, Charles Xavier made an appearance, telling Storm that as the queen of Wakanda, she was now the most important mutant in the world, and the living symbol of human/mutant relations. A role he believed she was born to play. When they were married, their essences were taken to the spirit world to seek the approval of the Panther God. Storm soon found she couldn't use her power in this plane. The Panther God accepted her into T'Challa's family.[83]

World Tour & Civil War

After a two week honeymoon, Storm entered into the world of international diplomacy at her husband's side. The initial stages of their "world tour" brought the royal couple to Latveria, Attilan and Atlantis, and the discussion always turned towards America, and the potential international consequences of their Superhuman Registration Act. T'Challa and Ororo requested a meeting with the president of the United States to discuss the Act. However, the president's staff refused to even meet with the royal couple until Storm signed the Registration Act. As a powered American citizen, they explained, Ororo might technically be considered in violation of the Act if she did not. Refusing to be pressured into this decision, Storm and the Black Panther left without getting their meeting. A trigger-happy Sentinel pilot initiated a skirmish with the couple outside the White House where pro- and anti-registration demonstrators had gathered, prompting T'Challa and Storm to declare something must be done about the Act.

Ororo and T'Challa remained in New York at the Wakandan Embassy, hoping to appeal to the United Nations and foreign powers to put international pressure on America to discontinue their current path. Meanwhile, Wakanda began covertly providing support to Captain America and his "Secret Avengers," fighting as unregistered vigilantes in opposition to the Act. Ororo faced off against the cyborg clone of Thor created under the Registration Act. Although not a true god, the Thor clone's power was tremendous, and his lightning strikes destroyed the Wakandan Embassy as Storm fought to buy the staff time to evacuate. The people were saved, but the building was a complete loss. When Captain America surrendered in the wake of the heroes' battle, Ororo and T'Challa were left to continue their protests against the Superhuman Registration Act alone.

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Fantastic Four

T'Challa and Ororo temporarily joined the Fantastic Four after the Civil War ended while Reed Richards and Sue Storm reconciled their damaged relationship. Ororo, also, helped the X-Men with settling an affair with the Morlocks. Ororo, Warpath, and Hepzibah journeyed underground to stop Masque from disfiguring anymore humans. After being rescued by Nightcrawler and Professor Xavier, they had Masque undo all of the damage. After the Fantastic Four, the Wakandans realized that the Skrulls had infiltrated their population. When the first ground troops arrived and were shot down, a ground battle commenced. T'Challa ordered Storm to "stick to the plan" and departed quickly, leaving her husband behind.[citation needed]

Part-time X-Man

After building a new headquarters, Graymalkin Industries, and a brief battle against Magneto and some Sentinel robots, Cyclops sent word to all the world's mutants that San Francisco, which had welcomed the X-Men with open-arms, was now a safe haven for mutantkind and that all were welcomed to join them. Ororo found herself being bored with the life of royalty and returned to the X-Men. While at the Graymalkin Industries, Storm joined with Cyclops, Emma, Wolverine, Beast, and Armor and the group checked-on a mysterious death, that seemed to be mutant related. After following a trail of mysteriously genetically-created mutants and death, the X-Men finally ended on Wundagore Mountain. There, they confronted Forge, who revealed his true madness. Forge endeavored to save the world from the Annexation, an invasion from a parallel world on the other side of the Ghost Box, the trans-dimensional teleporter, and planned this by sending the X-Men to the parallel universe that was home to the Ghost Boxes, to destroy them before the Annexation could begin. After forcibly opening the Ghost Box, risking all life on Earth, Abigail Brand and Beast fired a world-destroying laser into the opening of the Ghost Box. Before everything could be destroyed, Ororo offered Forge a chance to come back with them and Forge screamed of his rejection by Ororo for marriage and she let him go. Forge remained in his complex as it was destroyed and seemingly perished in the ensuing laser blast.[citation needed]

Worlds Apart

While aiding the X-Men and ruling the Nation of Wakanda, Ororo was challenged by the Shadow King to choose between the two, by controlling N'Gassi and framing Gentle for murder. After Storm released Nezhno, they were confronted outside by the Wakandan army, Black Panther, and the Dora Milaje, when T'Challa told the waiting crowd that marrying Storm was a mistake and turned to wink at her. After being drawn to the Astral Plane, Storm confronted the Shadow King and he told her of how he controlled everyone, including Cyclops back in New York to kill the X-Men. Black Panther ordered his guards to kill Storm and Gentle and she retaliated with a lightning bolt, then froze the guards and escaped with Nezhno into the forest. Storm concentrated on atmospheric disturbances in order to find Cyclops flying back to San Francisco and destroyed the Blackbird with a lightning bolt, to save the X-Men. After the Dora Milaje attacked, Gentle saved himself and Storm, but the Black Panther arrived to fight Storm. After she overcame him, T'Challa said that he was free of the Shadow King and asked Storm to help him up, but she kicked him in the face, knowing that the real T'Challa would never ask for help. After returning to the palace, Storm prayed to the Panther God to prove to the Wakandan people that Storm was the rightful ruler and several panthers come from around the city, walk through the army, and bow to Storm. The army, then, dropped their guns and bowed to their queen. Storm and Gentle traveled to San Francisco to stop Cyclops and when they arrived, the Shadow King possessed all of the X-Men to battle her. After Storm separated all of the X-Men, the Shadow King left Cyclops and entered Ororo. Unknown to the Shadow King, the Panther God, was hiding inside Storm's mind. Bast ate the Shadow King, freeing everyone from his control and Storm performed CPR to revive Cyclops. After returning briefly to Wakanda to spend time with her recuperated husband, Ororo took Gentle back to the X-Men, stating that she is cable of doing both.[84]

Second Coming

Storm aided the team again when Kaga vowed to kill the X-Men, using bio-Sentinels of mixed X-Men friends and enemies, because he was jealous that they could appear normal with their mutations and he could not. Storm battled the Hellfire Cult, the Red Queen's Sisterhood of Mutants, and relocated on Utopia with the X-Men. After setting-up on Utopia, Storm and Iceman were responsible for the clean drinking water for all of the mutant population. After the return of the mutant messiah, Hope Summers, and Cable to the mainstream timeline, Bastion and his members of the Human Council attacked her tirelessly and Nightcrawler was killed returning her to Utopia. After Ororo attended Kurt's funeral, Bastion systematically eliminated all of the teleporters, except Pixie, from the X-Men's ranks and had Donald Pierce destroy all transportation off the island.[85] Bastion, then, encased the island and much of the San Francisco Bay Area in an impenetrable dome. At the center of the dome, Bastion opened a time portal to his own time where sentinels ruled and mutants were extinct and sent a beacon to a Master Mold Sentinel to send an endless wave of Nimrods.[86]

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Curse of the Mutants

After Bastion was destroyed, Storm fought with the X-Men against the Vampires that had invaded San Francisco and as asked by Cyclops to aide Warren, after Lobe unleashed his mutant plague on Utopia. Warren's small group, consisting of Northstar, Dazzler, and Pixie, safe-guarded San Francisco. The team defeated the Collective Man and captured Lobe's imitation X-Men.[citation needed]

Joining the Avengers

Looking to replenish the ranks of the Avengers, Captain America approached the Black Panther, who declined Steve's offer to return to the team, but recommended Storm for membership. Calling Storm to Avengers' Mansion, which was swarming with the media and public supporters of the heroes, Captain America asked Storm to join the team. The new Avengers team now consists of Storm, Captain America, Iron Man, Red Hulk, The Protector, Spider Woman, Hawkeye, Quake and Vision. The press conference was interrupted by a holographic image of Norman Osborn, who accused the Avengers of a litany of criminal offenses against him, and that H.A.M.M.E.R. would rise to challenge the Avengers. Captain America had the Avengers begin an immediate search for Osborn's whereabouts, teaming Storm up with Red Hulk, but all of them were surprised attacked and held captive by Osborn's H.A.M.M.E.R forces. They were eventually freed by Quake, and Storm and the Avengers defeated Osborn and shut down his bases of operation.[citation needed]

Avengers vs. X-Men

Storm was summoned by Captain America to an Avengers meeting detailing their plans for the coming of the Phoenix Force and to prepare in case of a fight against the mutants of Utopia. Storm left in disgust, siding with her fellow mutants against the Avengers. After Namor attacked and almost destroyed Wakanda searching for the Avengers, T'Challa named the X-Men enemies of his country. Feeling Ororo betrayed their people by siding with the X-Men, and after Storm threw down her ring after a confrontation with her husband, the High Priest of the Panther Cult had their marriage annulled. Despite this, Storm still aided the Avengers to free their teammates from the Phoenix imbued X-Men, and in the final confrontation to defeat the Phoenix. In the wake of the conflict, Storm returned to the school and was immediately hired as a teacher. However, when Beast brings in the teenage versions of the original 5 X-Men, Kitty Pryde takes it upon herself to train and guide them, and asks Storm to become the Headmistress of the Jean Grey School in her stead, and Ororo accepted.[citation needed]

Reforming X-Force

Storm, who was dealing with anger issues after the High Priest of the Panther Cult ended her marriage to T'Challa, and Psylocke were sent an e-mail by Wolverine's old friend Puck. An e-mail that contained a tip about a drug dealer selling TAO, a drug that made people susceptible to a hive mind mentality.[citation needed]

The two X-Women met Puck at a bar in L.A., and he led them to an old bank from the 20’s that the drug dealer – the diva of downtown LA - uses to sell drugs and dance. Storm and Psylocke quickly realized the dealer was Spiral, and Betsy quickly attacks her. Storm and Puck head to the bank vault, and find a scared little girl inside the vault, who mentally ordered the people at the club to attack Betsy.[87] Tracking Spiral and the girl, Ginny, the three heroes were attacked in Spiral's flat by a returned from the future Bishop, leaving Storm surprised to once again see her friend completely gone rogue.[88] Eventually, Bishop joined the team and after a battle with Stryfe, the team disbanded.[89]

The M-Pox Crisis

Following Wolverine's death, Storm became the sole leader of the X-Men.[90] Ororo's leadership was tested when the X-Men and the entirety of mutantkind were at the crossroads once more. It was discovered the Terrigen Mists that had been released some months ago all over the world by Inhuman king Black Bolt was hazardous to mutants and caused them to develop a disease known as M-Pox.[91] With the help of Doctor Strange and other sorcerers, the entirety of the Jean Grey School was moved to the realm of Limbo,[92] in a territory that became known as X-Haven, where all mutants were welcome and safe from the Terrigen Mists. The M-Pox outbreak caused an ever-growing repression against mutantkind. Storm realized that mutants couldn't simply hide, so in order to show mutants had a place in the world, Ororo rebuilt the X-Men.[91] Around this time, Black Panther requested Storm's help in fighting a revolutionary force in Wakanda,[93] opening the doors to a reconciliation and the reignition of their romance.[94]

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Ororo wielding Stormcaster again

After the X-Men discovered the Terrigen Mists were close to becoming fully assimilated into the atmosphere, rendering the Earth completely uninhabitable for mutants, Ororo decided to lead her people into a war against the Inhumans with the intention to neutralize them long enough to give the X-Men time to destroy the Mists, since she believed the Inhumans would refuse to do so.[95] The Inhumans and the X-Men eventually eventually reached an understanding and the Cloud was destroyed by the Inhuman queen Medusa, putting an end to the M-Pox crisis.[96] Following the resolution of the conflict, Storm chose to pass the reins of leadership to Kitty Pryde, believing herself to be unfit to serve among the X-Men, but Kitty convinced her to remain in the team.[97]

The Return of Stormcaster

When Ororo's foster mother Ainet was prosecuted by the worshippers of a new god who denounced Ororo's godhood, she prayed to the Old Gods to give her daughter the power of divinity. Before dying, her call was answered by the Stormcaster, which laid dormant in Asgard. The mystical hammer was awakened and it sought Storm in the middle of one of her adventures wth the X-Men, and she regained the abilities the hammer once granted her. After learning of Ainet's death not long afterwards, Ororo travelled to Kenya and confronted the new dark god worshipped by her former village, Uovu.[98]

Uovu attempted to sway Ororo to his side, using his powers to resurrect her late parents. However, Ororo discovered catacombs where Uovu kept hundreds of villagers his followers had killed over the years ready to be reanimated under his command. When Ororo confronted Uovo about this revelation, he summoned his undead army, placing Ororo's parents and Ainet under his command as well.[99] Storm used Stormcaster one last time to confront Uovu in a battle of godhood. She defeated the dark god, causing Stormcaster to turn to dust. Before the people reanimated by Uovu dissolved into the wind, Ororo managed to have final words with both her parents and Ainet. Ainet comforted Ororo for her feelings that she had neglected the village when she left to join the X-Men, assuring Storm that she didn't abandon the village, but rather gave herself to the world.[100]

Age of X-Man

In the reality created by Nate Grey and a Life Seed, a world where everyone on Earth was a mutant and relationships were strongly discouraged, Storm was a member of that reality's X-Men team.[101] She lived alone, but in the same housing development as the rest of the team, leading a rather domestic life when not on duty.[102] Storm and the rest of the X-Men were the primary response team to all matter of worldwide threats and danger, including wildfires and the protection of mutant incubation facilities.[102]

The team soon came into conflict with Murshid En Sabah Nur and his X-Tracts team, revolutionaries who endorsed love, relationships, and community over the state-endorsed "identity, harmony, autonomy". The X-Men were forced to battle and quell the riled crowd around the X-Tracts, with Magneto, Storm, and X-23 experiencing memory flashes from their home reality.[103] Magneto experienced additional flashes, this time of his deceased children Scarlet Witch and Quiksilver, through a fissure in the wall of his house. Unbeknownst to him, Storm witnessed the fissure's images and Magneto's emotional breakdown.[103]

After a rescue relief mission in the Bahamas, Storm confronted Magneto at home about what they had seen. Needing telepathic privacy, the two of them moved their conversation into the eye of a storm, discussing their memories and experiences around The Resolution (event which gave all humanity mutant powers). Neither could agreed what to do about the situation. X-Man interrupted them soon after, bringing them to another fissure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The fissure's images further confirmed the illusion of the current reality, stoking Magneto and Storm's anger and leading them to attack Nate for his deception. With a wave of his hand, though, he banished them back to their homes and erased their memories.[104]

Storm, Magneto, X-23, Nightcrawler, and Nature Girl assembled sometime later with Psylocke to investigate the murder scene of Moneta. Magneto prevailed the group to keep their discovery an internal matter and process through the information in a logical fashion before confronting Nate. The group reassembled at Jean's house soon after to fill her in on their findings; Ororo opened up her mind first for Jean to scan and verify what they had learned. While debating their next course of action in confronting Nate, Storm insisted that they do it as team. The whole group soon confronted Nate at X-Men headquarters, which quickly devolved into a brief skirmish before Nate dissolved the structure and moved the fight elsewhere.[105]

Storm was amongst the assembled teams of mutants at the final confrontation of Nate. She expressed her belief that they could not abandon their lives in the main continuity, but neither should they disregard all of the inhabitants of Nate's created reality, implied to be just as real as them. She also advocated for leaving Apocalypse behind and eventually returned to the main reality with the rest of the displaced mutants.[106]

House of X

Four months prior to the foundation of the mutant nation state of Krakoa, Storm planted a Krakoan flower at Westchester, New York. These flowers grew gateways and habitats, all part of the interconnected consciousness of Krakoa.[107] Storm, Beast, and Trinary used a combination of Beast’s technology and the psychic abilities of three Stepford Cuckoos (Celeste, Mindee, and Phoebe) and Professor X, in order to reach out into space and make contact with Marvel Girl, trying to help a team of X-Men in their latest mission. The X-Men accomplished their goal, but the entire team was killed in the attack.[108]

After this team's resurrection through the efforts of The Five, Storm heralded the return of each member to the rest of Krakoa and asked them a test question to prove their authenticity. Each authentication was met with an additional, positive rally of "Mutant!" by the assembled crowd.[109]

Storm was later asked to join the Summer section of the Quiet Council. Summer consisted of Jean Grey, Storm, and Nightcrawler, representing the more empathetic, level-headed, and just members of the X-Men and other factions.[109][110]

Reconciliation with T'Challa

During the absence of T'Challa and the Gods of Wakanda, Storm helped Wakanda during their toughest of times. She, along with Shuri and Queen-Mother Ramonda, were able to come in contact with T'Challa, now a member of the Maroons, who informed them about the threat of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.[111] Following the battle between the Maroons and the Empire's Flagship, T'Challa returned to Wakanda Prime, and reunited with his loved ones.[112] T'Challa tried to rekindle his relationship with Ororo, and also told her how he was tricked and captured by the empire.[113] The Empire's Askari fighters tried to attack Wakanda Prime, but Storm, and the other Wakandan fighters were able to fend them off for the moment.[114] Storm then confronted General Nakia of the Maroons, who also felt attraction to T'Challa, and wished her luck in Nakia's possible relationship with T'Challa.[115]

Powers

Ororo is a mutant. She is able to control the weather and atmosphere and is considered to be one of the most powerful mutants on the planet. One of the primary sources of her powers is the Earth's electromagnetic field.[116]

Storm is an Omega Level Mutant,[4][107] (initially having been stated to have an "Omega-Level potential"),[31] or an Omega Mutant (in an interview),[117] or not[118] and is known as an Alpha-Level Mutant.[119][120]

Storm's power is also mystical in nature, owing to her descent from a long line of sorceresses;[121] which eventually facilitated her apotheosis into a goddess through the worship of the people of Wakanda.[12][22]

Atmokinesis: Storm is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth and has demonstrated a plethora of abilities, most of which are facets of her power to manipulate the weather.[122] Storm possesses the psionic ability to control all forms of Weather Manipulation. She has been able to control both Earthly and extraterrestrial ecosystems on several occasions. She can modify the temperature of the environment, control all forms of precipitation, humidity and moisture (at a molecular level),[122] generate lightning and other electromagnetic atmospheric phenomena, and has demonstrated excellent control over atmospheric pressure. She can incite all forms of meteorological tempests, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, and hurricanes,[123] as well as mist. She can dissipate such weather to form clear skies as well.

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The Weather Goddess

Her precise control over the atmosphere allows her to create special weather effects. She can create precipitation at higher or lower altitudes than normal, make whirlwinds travel pointing lengthwise in any direction, channel ambient electromagnetism through her body to generate electric blasts, flash freeze objects and people, coalesce atmospheric pollutants into acid rain or toxic fog, and, along with her natural ability of flight, summon wind currents strong enough to support her weight to elevate herself (or others) to fly at high altitudes and speeds. Her control is so great that she can even manipulate the air in a person's lungs. She can also control the pressure inside the human inner ear, an ability she uses to cause intense pain. She can also bend light using moisture in the air and her manipulation of mist and fog to appear partially transparent, and in some cases, nearly invisible.[84]

Storm has also demonstrated the ability to control natural forces that include storms, solar wind, ocean currents, and electromagnetic energy. She has demonstrated the ability to separate water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen via electrolysis, allowing her to breathe underwater.[124] While in outer space, she is able to affect and manipulate the interstellar and intergalactic mediums.[citation needed] Storm can alter her visual perceptions so as to see the universe in terms of energy patterns, detecting the flow of kinetic, thermal and electromagnetic energy behind weather phenomena and can bend this energy to her will.[citation needed]

Storm has been shown to be sensitive to the dynamics of the natural world, and her psionic powers over weather are affected by her emotions. One consequence of this connection to nature is that she often suppresses extreme feelings to prevent her emotional state from resulting in violent weather. She has once sensed a diseased and dying tree on the X-Mansion grounds, detected objects within various atmospheric mediums—including water, and sensed the incorrect motion of a hurricane in the Northern Hemisphere and the gravitational stress on the tides by the Moon and Sun[125] as well as the distortion of a planet's magnetosphere.[126] Storm can view the Earth as weather patterns, and is able to precisely recognize her geographic position through interpretations of these patterns.[127] Storm's mutant abilities are limited by her willpower and the strength of her body. Storm is also able to manipulate earth and fire, create earthquakes and lava bursts.[128]

  • Willpower/Telepathic Resistance: Something that was gradually gained through Ororo's time with the X-men, Storm has one of the most powerful wills of them all and is a powerful opponent against telepathy in battle. Her resistance is further enhanced by the electrical forces she controls.
  • Earth Link: Storm's mutant powers have created a psychic bond between herself and the primal life force of Earth's biosphere. This bond with the Earth and apparently the entire universe, gives Storm spiritual and material sustenance with an almost empathic sense towards living thing. Storm also possesses the ability to sense and detect life force and she has once sensed a dying tree in the Xavier Mansion. She has once sensed a snowball being tossed and sense the Blackbird cutting the atmosphere even though the distance between them was thousands of miles.[citation needed] She can sense any natural phenomena including earthquakes, storms, etc.. Storm can sense movements in the air or water mediums.
  • Thermal Variance: Ororo's body counteracts extremes of temperature, internally increasing or decreasing her temperature in contrast to its external environment to an unknown degree. In the Antarctic, while trying to alter the blizzards raging over its entirety she nearly fried her own system.[129]
  • Energy Vision: With a blink, Storm can see the physical world around her as energy, including the human body's nervous system, which in turn allows her to counter all but the fastest attack.[citation needed] Added to her already formidable hand-to-hand abilities, this makes her a very tough opponent. Storm has also shown the ability to see in almost complete darkness.[citation needed]
  • Magical Potential: Storm's ancestry supports the use of magic and witchcraft.[121] Many of her ancestors were sorceresses and priestesses.
    • Storm's maternal powers have even been linked to the real-world Rain Queens of Balobedu, the region from which her Sorceress Supreme ancestor, Ayesha, hails.
    • Storm's ancestor Ashake, who worships the Egyptian goddess Ma'at, also known as Oshtur, the mother of Agamotto. Oshtur appears to have strong favor for the bloodline of Ororo.[130]
For some unknown reason, since the dawn of Atlantis, this line of African women has been given distinguishing features of white hair, blue eyes, and powerful magic potential.[citation needed] Although Storm has not developed her magical potential, it has been hinted at.[121] The Tarot asserts Storm as being "High Priestess," the First Tarot's choice one-third of the time. The other draws were the Scarlet Witch and Agatha Harkness. These three characters split the High Priestess card equally. A timeline-divergent Storm became the sorceress who taught sorcery to Magik and some of Storm's alternate universe selves possess considerable magical talent.[131] On a separate note, it has been stated that Storm's spirit is so strong that she was able to host the consciousness of an avatar (or "manifestation body")[132] of Eternity; in a gathering consisting of herself, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Silver Surfer and the Fantastic Four, she and Strange were the only viable candidates.[133]

Godhood: Storm has a gift of godhead passed from her ancestors. Black Panther considered her as a bigger god compared to Adversary, being recognized as a threat by said deity. The faith of Wakanda helped her ascend to godhood and made her a real goddess, granting her the power to defeat the powerful Adversary.[22]

  • The Power of Faith: Storm can get power from people's belief in and prayers to her. The more people that believe in her, the more powerful she becomes. She once used the power to dissipate an unnatural storm that was from another world and created by an unknown Wakandan god. She's also able to invoke Oshtur for help. She is also considered as a goddess called Hadari Yao who preserves the balance between all natural things.[12]
  • Teleportation: Storm once used some wizards and witches's energy to create a portal based on lightning and teleported herself and others from realm to realm. This power may related to her magical talents.[134]

Abilities

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Storm in her wedding dress

Master Thief: Extraordinary ability at picking locks and pockets, getting past advanced security systems, and escape artistry; she is very stealthy, and has the same degree of dexterity in her toes and mouth as she does with her hands. Ororo was, in her youth, one of the most skillful thieves in the entire city of Cairo. Skills she has kept honed, and some of them, she has been teaching to her students at the Jean Grey School.

Expert Combatant: Ororo is a gifted and formidable hand-to-hand combatant with years of close quarter combat experience. She was trained by Achmed El Gibar and the Black Panther in her youth, and later extensively trained by Wolverine and learned techniques from the ronin Yukio. She has bested more powerful fighters like Callisto by using her prowess and her cunning.

Weapon Proficiency: She is an excellent marksman with handguns and is experienced in the use of various firearms. Ororo is also highly skilled with wielding knives, experienced in the use of the bo staff, and trained in sword fighting by the finest warriors in Wakanda.

Expert Tactician: Storm has strong natural leadership skills and has lead teams of X-Men for years. She is a highly accomplished and skilled strategist, tactician, and field commander.

Expert Gardener: Ororo is also an excellent gardener owing to her supernatural abilities and has her own botanical gardens at the Xavier Mansion.

Multilingual: Storm is fluent in English, Arabic,[citation needed] Swahili,[citation needed] Russian,[135][citation needed] Japanese,[citation needed] Wakandan,[citation needed] Yoruba[citation needed] and more.[citation needed]

Aviation: Storm is an accomplished pilot with experience in piloting advanced aircraft that include Wakandan Ships[136] or the Blackbird.

Indomitable Will:[137] Ororo has an exceptionally strong will, thanks to years of practice to control the weather. She has shown the strength of will to effectively resist the world's most powerful telepaths, such as Professor X, Jean Grey, Rachel Summers, the Shadow King and Emma Frost. She has also shown the strength of will and spirit to host the conscience of the abstract entity Eternity to help save his life and the universe, a feat few beings could do, as well as hide the Panther God Bast in her mind in order to defeat the Shadow King.

Diplomatic Immunity: While married to T'Challa, the leader of a sovereign nation, she often visited the United States or the United Nations for political reasons. She enjoyed diplomatic immunity during these trips, and the Wakandan Embassy is considered foreign soil.

Strength level

Normal human woman who engages in intensive regular exercise, and has been noted for her agility and swiftness. It has also been noted that Storm possesses reflexes, balance, and coordination that is well above the normal human level.

Weaknesses

Claustrophobia (practically formerly): Having been trapped under rubble for three days in Cairo while her mother lay dying, Storm's claustrophobia was once so severe, it rendered her completely helpless. However, she has more or less conquered her fear, though tight spaces still make her uncomfortable. These flashbacks still attack her when she is enclosed.[138]

Emotional Influence: Storm's ability to manipulate the weather in her immediate vicinity is affected by her emotions; hence, if she does not maintain control, a fit of rage might induce a destructive storm. As a result, Storm has in the past kept a tight rein on all extreme emotions.

Physical Condition: Storm is limited by the force of her will and the strength of her body. It once took her several hours to put an end to a savage blizzard sweeping over much of Canada, and she nearly killed herself from exhaustion in the process.

Naturally Occurring Limitation: Storm respects the natural boundaries of the planet's biosphere, and manipulates weather patterns as they naturally exist. For example, she could end a drought in one area by creating torrential rains there, but that would necessitate robbing all available moisture from the surrounding area. (In contrast, Thor, whose weather affecting ability is magical, can change the weather in one area without disrupting existing weather patterns anywhere else). Storm does not typically create atmospheric conditions that cannot exist naturally on the planet she is on. She could not, for example, lower temperatures as far as absolute zero or raise them to solar intensities. However, when the situation has called for it, Ororo has created natural and unnatural phenomena which do not exist on Earth, such as Jovian atmospheric pressure, a massive tornado that reaches to the upper atmosphere of the planet, or when she superheated plasma.

Mechanic virus: during her confrontation against the Children of the Vault, they infected Storm with a virus that would permanently kill her within a period of time.[139]


Equipment

Storm often carries lock picks. M'Rinn gave her a Cameo Crystal that could detect and allow Storm to get to M'Rinn's dimension. She also has her family's ancestral ruby (enabling interdimensional teleportation in conjunction with lightning).

A costume of Unstable Molecules to be activated by lightning.[140]

Transportation

Flight by the wind currents, X-Men Blackbird; formerly Stormcaster, advanced Wakandan aircrafts, Avengers Quinjet, Magik, Gateway, X-Men Stratojet, Professor Xavier's Rolls Royce.

Weapons

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Stormcaster

  • Keeps a large knife and staff for necessary occasions.
  • Stormcaster (formerly)
  • Ororo is best friends with Jean Grey.[141]
  • There is a possibility that Storm is the grandmother of Bishop as it was shown in X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop #3 Bishop's grandmother and Storm were drawn remarkably similar and Bishop's grandmother also appears to have a rather intimate knowledge of the X-Men's history something only a member of the X-Men would know.
  • Storm was the third mutant that Professor Xavier met before founding the X-Men (the first being Magneto, followed by Sage).
  • Storm has been stated to be a possible Omega Level Mutant on some occasions:
  • Ororo's white hair apparently isn't a mutation but a part of her genetic legacy, as X-Men Declassified #1 states that "born with white hair and blue eyes, [her] genetic mutation would not manifest until she reached adolescence."
  • Ororo is a worshiper of Gaea.[142]

Relationships

  • Storm was originally conceived by Dave Cockrum as "the Black Cat," a character who could transform into a feline creature or a house cat. The character was shelved for a time, along with the rest of the new X-Men project, and ultimately made redundant by the large number of cat-themed characters that had been introduced in the interim. When the project resumed, it was decided that the team needed another female character, and Roy Thomas suggested replacing the weather-controlling Typhoon with a female equivalent. Cockrum then quickly outlined the idea for Storm, leaving the Black Cat costume unchanged but changing the character's hair from brunette to white.[147]
  • In the 70s, Dave Cockrum planned to create an all-female team named The Furies which teamed-up Storm with Clea, Tigra, Namorita, Dragonfly, and a new character called Moon Fang. Despite the book being tentatively greenlit, Cockrum never finished the plot for the team's first story, and the idea eventually fell apart.[148]
  • The name "Ororo" means "Beauty".[149][150]
  • In Uncanny X-Men #253 while Storm was in the hospital after being reverted into a pre-teen body, one of the doctors said, "But her features don't fit any conventional classification. Not Negroid, Caucasian, or Oriental -- Yet somehow, an amalgam of the rarest elements of them all."
  • Storm is currently one of the only people on Earth-616 who has been a member of the X-Men, Avengers, and Fantastic Four. The others are Spider-Man and Wolverine.
  • Storm's original spacious attic garden and bed room was made for her by Nightcrawler.[151] With the destruction of the original X-Mansion, Storm, has since taken up residency and rebuilt her garden in one of the many free floating towers of the new Grey School.[145]
  • Ororo was a partial nudist, due to her time being worshipped as a goddess,[37] and during her time with X-Men.[152][153] She eventually learned from Jean to dress regularly in clothing.
  • In celebration of Marvel Comics 80th anniversary, Storm, along with Mystique and Dark Phoenix were featured in a special line of Barbie fashion dolls.[154]

Awards

For the Glyph Comics Awards in 2007, Ororo was the most successful comic and was the winner for the best comic of the year, by Eric Jerome Dickey, David Yardin & Lan Medina and Jay Leisten & Sean Parsons. In the Comics Buyer's Guide, Storm ranked 30th of the 100 Sexiest Women in Comics List. Storm also was ranked the 89th greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard magazine. In 2011 Storm was first place in Rank on Comic Vine best superhero of the year, and was stated to be one of the bravest and strongest women of all time by Marvel Studios, and was placed as the #8 of the best X-Men on IGN.

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