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Real name: Ororo Munroe
Occupation: Adventurer
Group affiliation: X-Men, formerly the Morlocks
Base of operations: Mobile
First appearance: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)

Height: 5'11"
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.

Weapons: None




History: Storm 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. Ororo's parents were killed, but she survived, buried under rubble near her mother's body. This traumatizing experience left Ororo with severe claustrophobia, which still afflicts her today. Homeless and orphaned, she came under the tutelage of master thief Achmed el-Gibar. Ororo soon became his prize pupil.

Years later, feeling a strong urge to head south, Ororo journeyed alone across the Sahara Desert. Finally, she reached her ancestors' homeland: the Serengeti Plain, straddling the modern nations of Kenya and Tanzania. By this time, her mutant ability to manipulate the weather had emerged; she used it to aid the local tribes, who worshipped her as a deity. Ororo played goddess for several years -- until the telepathic, telekinetic Professor Charles Xavier recruited her to help rescue his team of mutant adventurers, the original X-Men, from the island-being known as Krakoa.


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