Mutant Rights Activist
Queen of Wakanda
Native-born citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Possibly a criminal record in Egypt, Africa.
Sovereign of Wakanda, Africa
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|New York, New York|
|Base of Operations|
Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
Mutation enabling the ability of manipulate weather; 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.
Flight facilitated by creating strong wind currents.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with skills of stealth and intrusion developed as a thief during childhood in Egypt.
|Thieves tools hidden in costume.|
Amazing X-Men Vol. 1
Storm Vol. 1 & 2
X-Men Vol. 2
|Giant Size X-Men #1 (Summer, 1975)|
|Len Wein & Dave Cockrum|
Descended from an ancient line of African priestesses, with the potential to wield magic, Ororo Monroe was born in Manhattan after her mother, the princess of a tribe in Kenya, married an American photojournalist and moved with him to the United States.
At age six months, she and her parents relocated to Cairo, Egypt. Five years later, a bomb destroyed their home killing her parents, but she survived, buried under rubble near her mother's body. This trauma resulted in Ororo suffering from severe claustrophobia.
Homeless and orphaned, she came under the tutelage of master thief Achmed el-Gibar becoming his prize pupil.
As a teen she felt a strong urge to head south. Journeying alone across the Sahara Desert she finally reached her ancestral homeland in the Serengeti Plain, straddling the modern nations of Kenya and Tanzania.
Her mutant ability to manipulate weather had began to emerge and she used it to create rains for the local tribes, who worshipped her as a deity. She played goddess for several years until Professor Charles Xavier recruited her for a rescue mission of the original X-Men from the island-being known as Krakoa.
Becoming a permanent member of the X-Men, she grew into a strong team leader as the weather witch Storm.