name: Ororo Munroe
Other aliases: (current) None, (former--in Kenya
and Tanzania) "Beautiful Windrider"
Occupation: Adventurer, (former) "Goddess" to an
African tribe, master thief
Legal status: Citizen of the United States with
no criminal record. (She probably has a record as a juvenile
offender in Egypt, but not under her true name.)
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: David Munroe (father, deceased),
N'Dare Munroe (mother, deceased), Ashake (ancestor, deceased)
Base of operations: (current) Xavier Institute,
Salem Center, Westchester County, New York State, (former)
Cairo, Egypt; Kenya and Tanzania; X-Men headquarters,
Group affiliation: (current) X-Men, (former) Leader
of the Morlocks
First appearance: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1
History: Storm is the descendant of an ancient
line of African priestesses, all of whom have white hair,
blue eyes, and the potential to wield magic. Her mother,
N'Dare, was the princess of a tribe in Kenya. She married
the American photojournalist David Munroe and moved with
him to Manhattan, where Ororo was born.
When Ororo was six months old, she and her parents moved
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
effect left Ororo with the severe claustrophobia that
still afflicts her today.
Homeless and orphaned, Ororo, came under the tutelage
of master thief Achmed el-Gibar. She became his prize
pupil in thievery and in picking locks.
later, feeling a strong urge to go south, Ororo journeyed
alone across the Sahara Desert and finally reached her
ancestors' homeland, the Serengeti Plain, which lies in
the modern nations of Kenya and Tanzania. By this time
her mutant power to control the weather had emerged, and
she used them to help the local tribes, who worshipped
her as a goddess.
Ororo remained with the tribes for years until Professor
Charles Xavier recruited her into the new team of X-Men
he was assembling. She was given the code name "Storm"
after her power to affect the weather. Except for brief
periods away from the team, Storm has remained in the
X-Men ever since and shares leadership of the X-Men with
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 127 lbs.
Strength level: Athlete
Flight speed: Subsonic (when propelled by winds)
Fighting skills: Excellent hand-to-hand combatant,
trained by Wolverine
Special skills and abilities: Extraordinary ability
at picking locks, excellent marksman with handguns
superhuman powers: Storm has the psionic ability to
control the weather over limited areas. She can fly by
creating winds strong enough to support her weight. Storm
has limited immunity to extreme heat and cold.
Special limitations: Storm's psionic powers over
the weather are affected by her emotions; hence, if she
does not maintain control of her emotions, a fit of rage
might induce a destructive storm. Also, Storm suffers
from severe claustrophobia.
Other accessories: Storm carries lock picks.
NOTE: Halle Berry played her in X-Men