Real Name: Ororo Munroe
Weight: 127 lbs.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: White
Powers: Storm is a mutant with the ability to manipulate weather. She can stimulate any form of precipitation, generate winds in varying degrees of intensity, 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.
Ororo Munroe is descended from an ancient line of African priestesses,
all with the potential to wield magic. Her mother, the princess of a tribe in
Kenya, married an American photojournalist and moved with him to Manhattan.
When Ororo was 6 months old, she and her parents relocated to Cairo, Egypt.
Five years later, a bomb destroyed their home during a Middle Eastern conflict.
Ororo's parents were killed, but she survived, buried under tons of rubble near
her mother's body. This traumatizing experience left Ororo with severe
claustrophobia, which afflicts her still. Homeless and orphaned, she came under
the tutelage of master thief Achmed el-Gibar. Ororo was his prize pupil, and
she became the most accomplished pickpocket and sneak thief in Cairo within a
When she was 12, Ororo felt a strong urge to head south and reconnect with her familial roots, and journeyed alone across the Sahara Desert. Finally, she reached her ancestors' homeland: the Serengeti Plain, straddling the modern nations of Kenya and Tanzania. By adolescence, her mutant ability to manipulate the weather had emerged, and she used it to aid the local tribes, who worshipped her as the Storm Goddess. Professor X convinced her to abandon the sheltered world she had surrounded herself with so that she could use her great powers to benefit the entire world.
Hated and feared for her strange and frightening abilities -- not revered, as she had been in Africa -- Ororo has stood fast with the X-Men in their attempts to promote peaceful coexistence between man and mutant. Except for brief periods away from the team, she has remained a member ever since -- even through the temporary loss of her mutant abilities.
Although a lifetime removed from her years in Africa, Storm's noble demeanor and selfless actions befit a young woman born of royalty. Self-assured and authoritative, she is also calm, gentle and understanding. A powerful presence among the X-Men, she is a classic beauty in every sense of the word. Storm bears a sense of responsibility for the safety those she leads, and is deeply loyal to her friends and teammates.
While she commands Mother Nature's bountiful gifts, Ororo is capable of unleashing the catastrophic fury of the elements. One with the Earth, she truly understands the sanctity of life and feels a strong obligation to help preserve it in all its forms -- man or mutant, plant or animal, good or evil.