Sunday, January 25, 2009


Real Name
Ororo Munroe

Queen of Wakanda, adventurer; former gladiator, student, thief, tribal patron

Dual U.S./Wakandan citizenship

Place of Birth
New York City, New York

Known Relatives
Ashake (ancestor, deceased), unidentified paternal grandfather, Harriet Munroe (paternal grandmother), unidentified maternal grandmother, David Munroe (father, deceased), N’dare Munroe (mother, deceased), unidentified paternal aunt (deceased), Colonel Shetani (maternal uncle), David Munroe Jr. (nephew), T'Challa (Black Panther, husband), extended in-law family via marriage

Group Affiliation
X-Men; formerly Fantastic Four, X-Treme Sanctions Executive, X-Treme X-Men, Tokyo Arena, Twelve, Brides of Set, Hellfire Club (Inner Circle), Morlocks (leader)

College-level courses at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Westchester, New York


127 lbs.

Blue, glowing white when using powers


Storm is a mutant who possesses the psionic ability to manipulate weather patterns over limited areas. She can stimulate the creation of any form of precipitation such as rain or fog, generate winds in varying degrees of intensity up to and including hurricane force, raise or lower the humidity and temperature in her immediate vicinity, induce lightning and other electrical atmospheric phenomena, and disperse natural storms so as to create clear change. Storm can direct the path of certain atmospheric effects, such as bolts of lightning, with her hands. She has also demonstrated the ability to manipulate ocean currents, though the extent of this ability is still unclear.

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.

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.

The limit to the size of the area over which Storm can manipulate the weather is not yet known. However, she once diverted the jet stream so as to create storms over the entire East Coast of the United States. She can create weather effects within indoor areas or within artificially maintained environments. Storm is limited by the force of her will and the strength of her body. It once took her several hours to stop a savage blizzard sweeping over much of Canada, and she nearly died from exhaustion in the process.

Storm is able to fly by creating winds strong enough to support her weight, the weight of others, and to propel her forward through the air. Storm can thus travel as fast as any wind can, and has reached speeds up to 300 miles per hour. Her powers over the atmosphere enable her to breathe at any speed, protect her from air friction, and grant her limited immunity to extreme heat and cold.

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.

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. Storm also suffers from severe claustrophobia.

Storm is extraordinarily skilled at picking both locks and pockets. Storm is also a gifted hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained extensively by her fellow X-Man Wolverine, and is also an excellent marksman with handguns.

Other Info
So, I posted a picture of Halle Berry from all three X-Men movies. If you haven't noticed, her hair starts out really long and then gradually from movie to movie gets shorter. I thought that was kind of funny, but then I read about Storm and saw many pictures of her. I don't know if this is why the director's had her hair so different in all the movies, but Storm's hair and costumes change so much in the comics. The haircut that I thought was the most intersting, it's the fourth picture posted, was when Storm went into a more rebellious stage and cut her hair into a mohawk. (I would like to see Halle Berry try to pull that one off!)

If you want to read the reason why Storm cut her hair into a mohawk or if you would just like to learn more about her, you can read Storm's bio on the link below. (Note: I must warn you that they have a very risque cartoon picture posted on the bio page of Storm right when you enter the web site. So if you decide to check out Storm's bio, try to do it with the pictures blocked. I HATE how people have to draw comic book women so scandalous!)


  1. It makes me proud that you're so offended by the way they portray the women, Cory! I've always wished they'd reign it in as well. :)

  2. Wow Cory - those pictures do look awesome. I'm impressed with how they're all laid out. And I too am proud that you don't like comic book women... makes me feel good =)

  3. I like the fourth pic down. Pretty cool stuff. When they do the movie about Storm, they should def throw in the mohawk hairstyle change!

  4. She was always my favorite as a kid... it was the wild hair, and I agree, I'd like to see Berry w/ a mohawk! :)