As a child, Ororo was trapped in a collapsing building that killed her parents. This traumatic incident gave her a lifelong claustrophobia.

She spent her childhood an orphan in Cairo, Egypt working as a thief for Shadow King who was disguised as a local crime lord. At the age of 11, Ororo pick pocketed a young Charles Xavier who later met the Shadow King and battled him and trapped him in another dimension.

As a young girl, Storm moved to her mothers home of Kenya where she settled with her extended family in a small village in the Serengeti. It was here that her powers manifested, and and she was worshiped as a goddess. Her powers aided the village tremendously.

During this period, she helped a friend of hers deliver a son, MjNari, whom she resuscitated. This act earned her the title of godmother to the boy, who would later form his own powers. Munroe returned to the village after the Shadow King returned and took control of her surrogate son. She and Rogue were able to send him back to his dimension and save MjNari.

Storm was a member of the X-Men. She resided at the Xavier Institute.


Seemingly those of Ororo Munroe (Earth-616)#Powers.


Seemingly those of Ororo Munroe (Earth-616)#Abilities.

Strength level

Seemingly those of Ororo Munroe (Earth-616)#Strenght.


Seemingly those of Ororo Munroe (Earth-616)#Weaknesses.


Flight by wind currents, X-Men Blackbird

Storm was featured in the X-Men animated series of the mid-1990s. Storm was originally voiced by Iona Morris in Season 1 and then Alison Sealy-Smith for all subsequent seasons. Storm also guest starred in the Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990s in Parts 2 and 3 of the Secret Wars arc. In the Spider-Man series, Storm was once again voiced by Iona Morris because it was recorded in Los Angeles, where Iona Morris is now based. The X-Men animated series was recorded in Canada and it would have been too costly to get the Canadian voice actress back.

Storm was virtually similar to her comic counterpart right down to her costume. One difference in the series was the addition of MjNari, her foster son, who did not exist in the comic, but was instead a reference to a much older character from the story arc, "Lifedeath II."

This incarnation of Storm had a tendency to invoke her power over the weather verbally, through spoken commands that resembled mystic incantations thanks to her formal, grandiose speech patterns. The reasons for this in-universe was unclear, as she was frequently shown being able to use her powers without these vocal commands. However, one behind-the-scenes justification is that the showrunners assumed the audience of the time would not understand what she was doing if she did not explain it, and that the vocal conjurations served as a handy bit of exposition. Another possibility is that aside from these spoken invocations, Storm had very little dialogue outside her own focus episodes, so the commands helped to characterize her and set her apart from her teammates. Either way, her melodramatic invocation of her powers remains one of the things the animated Storm is best remembered for.

She was almost always referred to as 'Storm,' even in scenes where her real name would have been more appropriate. Only Beast and the Shadow King ever called her 'Ororo' on the show.

Though her eyes are supposed to be blue, there are many times throughout the series when her eyes are brown.

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  1. X-Men: The Animated Series #1, on Sentinel's HUD

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