Storm (Ororo Munroe) is a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, and a member of the X-Men. She first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975).

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1 History
2 Vital Statistics
3 Movies & Television


Although born in Manhattan in the United States her mother, N'Dare, was the princess of a tribe in Kenya who fell in love and married an American photojournalist David Munroe. When Ororo was six months old, she and her parents moved to Cairo, Egypt. Five years later, a bomb destroyed their home leaving Ororo trapped in the collapsed building along side her dead mother. As a result of the experience, Ororo has lived with claustrophobia all her life. Ororo grew up on the streets and became a proficient thief under the tutelage of master thief Achmed el-Gibar.

As a teenager, she proved to be a mutant, with the power to control the weather. She can control the winds to enable her to fly, and can manipulate lightning, storms, and other types of weather. Her stark white hair and blue eyes are also evidence of her mutant nature.

As a young woman, she moved deeper into Africa, where she became worshipped as a goddess. Here she was found by Professor Charles Xavier, who invited her to join his second team of X-Men. Ororo accepted, taking the code-name Storm.

Although Storm initially had trouble adjusting to western culture, particularly the sort represented by her sometimes-vicious teammate Wolverine, Storm found a home among the X-Men. Moreover, she revealed herself to be a capable leader, and became leader of the X-Men when its longtime leader, Cyclops, married and left the group.

Around this time, Storm went through some profound personal changes, including cutting her hair in a mohawk and wearing leather clothing. She lost her powers for a while, though they were eventually restored. She also fought Callisto for leadership of the Morlocks and won, although the two bitter enemies eventually became uneasy allies. She also had an on-again, off-again romance with the mutant Forge.

Later, she was transformed into a child and returned to stealing, when she met Gambit. She brought him to the team and was restored to her adult state later in Genosha. Storm also led the X-Men in the search for the Books of Truth. On this search, she enjoyed a brief flirtation with Slipstream and was kidnapped by the intergalactic warlord Khan who wanted to make her his queen. Despite being badly injured she was rescued and brought back to Earth to recover with Wolverine assisting her.

Vital Statistics

Movies & Television

Storm was a character in the X-Men cartoon of the mid 1990s and guest starred on a few episodes of the cartoon The Amazing Spiderman.

She was played by Halle Berry in the X-Men movies.