Real Name: Ororo Munroe
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-2301) human mutant
Occupation: Adventurer, sorcerer
Group Membership: X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Danielle Moonstar, Rogue, Wolverine/Logan);
formerly a coven of witches (Amanda Sefton and unrevealed others)
Affiliations: Antman, Dr. Bruce Banner, Black Panther (T'Challa), Cannonball (Sam Guthrie), Colossus, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Jonatha Storm, Invisible Girl/Sioux Storm, Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Benjamin Grimm), Forge, Husk (Paige Guthrie), Iron Girl (Antoinette "Toni" Stark), Master Toad, Psylocke, S.H.I.E.L.D., Tigra, Wasp (Janet van Dyne);
formerly Amanda Sefton
Enemies: Azure (Beast, Mystique, Nightcrawler), Colossus, Dormammu, Hellfire Club (Cerebra, Charles Xavier, Emma "Frost" Xavier, Tessa Xavier), Hydra (Attuma, Baron Strucker), Iceman, Magnus, Mephisto of Earth-616, Namor, Pyro, Hutch & Illyana Rasputin of Earth-2937, Amanda Sefton, Sentinel Force, Shadowcat Ninja Clan, Ernest Thatchel of Earth-616, Shingen Yoshida;
formerly numerous other alternate reality X-Men counterparts
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Stormy" (called by Wolverine)
Base of Operations: Xavier Institute, New York
First Appearance: Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight (March, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Storm is a mutant who had the ability to control weather patterns. This includes controlling winds that can lift her up or enable her to glide, and summoning rain and lightning. She is also a trained sorcerers although she's never seen using these abilities.
Eyes: sometimes blue, sometimes brown
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (fb) ) - Storm was once part of a powerful coven of witches and considered sorceress Amanda Sefton her sister. However, Sefton was hungry for power and one night summoned the electromagnetic demon Magnus, unable to contain his powers Magnus was released upon the coven. Only Storm and Sefton were able to fend him off and cast a spell rendering him powerless. They then combined their powers to banish Magnus to the electromagnetic field where his spirit would be held captive. With nowhere else to turn, Wolverine asked Storm and Sefton to join his X-Men. Storm gladly accepted his offer although Sefton declined, feeling her magic had put her in a class above humans and mutants.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men - BTS) - Now part of the X-Men, Storm befriended her teammates: Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Rogue and Moonstar.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (fb) ) - During a particular sunny day Storm and the X-Men enjoyed a day at the pool while one of their own, Rogue felt like an outcast.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men) - When their team member Rogue had disappeared the X-Men decided to go and find her. After running afoul with Nightcrawler in a local bar, Wolverine, Moonstar and Cyclops revealed their findings to Storm upon returning, having learned she was looking for Amanda Sefton. Just then, Marvel Girl found Rogue's diary, through the pages in her diary the X-Men learned Rogue had felt like an outcast even amongst the X-Men and was regularly visited by Magnus who helped her to feel again and set out to find Sefton in an effort to help Magnus get a physical form. Hearing this news Storm immediately lost control letting her winds destroy the X-Men's living room while the others ducked for cover. Once Storm regained her senses she revealed her history with the demon. The X-Men knew that Sefton would seize the opportunity to kill Magnus once and for all and feared she would go after their friend Colossus, since his metal body was the only one who could sustain Magnus. Determined to stop Sefton and Magnus they set out to locate her.
However upon arrival Storm and the X-Men were faced by Sefton who sent her Azure (Beast, Nightcrawler and Mystique) to attack them. Storm quickly ran towards Sefton who was merely Mystique in a disguise. Seeing the mutant transform into her true form, an enraged Storm summoned a powerful bolt of lightning which instantly reduced Mystique to a pile of charcoaled bones. While the other X-Men continued their fight Storm ran ahead and witnessed how Magnus (now possessing Colossus' body) killed Sefton. Horrified, the X-Men attacked Magnus, but thanks to the body of Colossus he easily managed to defeat the superheroes. In the end, he was defeated by Rogue who absorbed the powers of Storm and Jean Grey to separate Magnus from Colossus. Without a host form, Magnus dissipated into the atmosphere.
(Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight) - Learning of the impending attack on Stark Island by the joined forces of the enormous Hulk, Namor and his Atlantean army and Baron Strucker's Hydra in an effort to summon the elder god Dormammu the X-Men decided to go and help. Upon arrival at Stark Island, Storm and the X-Men easily tore through the hordes of Hydra soldiers until Prince Namor himself attacked the team, keeping them busy enough that Baron Strucker could successfully summon Dormammu. Unable to defeat Namor themselves, the X-Men were rescued by the Fantastic Four, who amongst other heroes had joined the fight. However, with Dormammu's arrival the heroes seemed unable to stop or even harm him and the enormous Hulk. It wasn't until Doctor Strange realized Dr. Bruce Banner himself was a conduit to the Ethereal Realm they summoned the thunder god Thor to deal with the Hulk and his master Dormammu. He called upon the might of Storm and all other heroes to gather enough strength to defeat the enemy.
(X-Men Unlimited I#37 (fb) - BTS) - Ororo was one of numerous Storm duplicates summoned to Earth-616 via a plot involving Mephisto manipulating the mutaphobic Mr. Thatchel and the interdimensional being Hutch. Mephisto and Thatchel sought to summon mutants from all realities to Earth-616 and then destroy that world.
(X-Men Unlimited I#37) - Ultimately, Hutch rejected Mephisto's plan and returned to the interdimensional space from which he had come; Ororo and all the other alternate reality mutants were presumably returned to their own realities.
(X-Men: Ronin#1 - BTS) - Storm began wearing a new costume.
(X-Men: Ronin#1 (fb) - BTS) - Storm would regularly visit Japan City's market where she would occasionally run into Forge, a police academy student, who was enchanted by her beauty, but even though she noticed and stared at him too, he was unable to bring himself to say hello.
(X-Men: Ronin#1) - When their friend Jean Grey was attacked by the Shadowcat Ninja Clan, Wolverine, Cyclops and Storm arrived to rescue her. The ninjas had been sent by the Hellfire Club's Emma Frost who wished to recruit Grey into their ranks so she could secure her own promotion in the club's ranks. Storm and the X-Men easily killed the ninjas and rescued their own after which they returned to the X-Mansion. While Wolverine and Cyclops started a Danger Room session fighting the Hellfire Club guards, Storm told Jean all about the Hellfire Club.
Later that day, Storm and Jean visited the Japan City's market where she once again spotted Forge. The telepathic Jean picked up Forge's thoughts, sensing he was following them because he was interested in Storm. Jean then took the initiative to introduce him to Storm, telling Forge she would like the herbal drinks.
(X-Men: Ronin#1 (fb) - BTS) - Among the things Forge shared with Storm was that he was about to finish up his rookie year as a police officer.
(X-Men: Ronin#2) - During the night the X-Mansion came under attack by the mutants Iceman, Pyro and Colossus all mind controlled by Frost, who was still eager to recruit Jean Grey. After a fierce battle Storm and the X-Men successfully defeated the mutants and incarcerated them in the mansion's cell complex. Of course Wolverine was chosen to interrogate Iceman and easily persuaded the rogue mutant to reveal his mind was controlled by Frost. Determined to catch Frost, Wolverine left the X-Mansion the following morning after which Storm left for a date with Forge. On their first official date, Storm was interested to hear more about Forge's training as a police officer, however, Forge was unable to tell Storm he was going to be part of the Sentinel Force led by police chief Shiro Yoshida to deal with the mutant problem. Intrigued by this mystery, Storm continued to increase her flirtations.
That night Wolverine had acquired Frost's exact location and called in Storm and Cyclops. Wolverine, Storm and Cyclops confronted Frost in an alley near the Hellfire Club in the Hiro prefecture. Frost, however, was quick to reveal she wanted to recruit Jean since she could pass for human and shouldn't hang around evolutionary missteps like the X-Men. Frost then tried to escape the X-Men but was quickly pushed into a corner when the telepath cast an illusion in the minds of arriving police officers that the X-Men were bloodthirsty monsters and she an innocent schoolgirl.
(X-Men: Ronin#3) - While the police officers held the X-Men under gunshot Frost attacked Wolverine with a mindblast, seriously injuring the X-Man. In turn Cyclops fended off the police officers after which they brought the wounded Wolverine to their teacher Master Toad who lived in the city's sewers. While Toad took care of Wolverine the others were reminded they'd left Jean Grey to fend for herself in the X-Mansion and set out to get her as chief of police Shiro Yoshida was about to attack their headquarters.
While on the run from the authorities, a disguised Storm went to see Forge. He tried to convince her the police chief was only interested in protecting the people against the mutant threat. This prompted Storm to reveal who she was, only to learn Forge already knew. He had hoped she would return to him so they could go to the station together to explain the situation while her teammates were already incarcerated. Shocked, Storm flew away to rescue her teammates.
(X-Men: Ronin#4) - Storm arrived just as Jean had tapped into an unearthly source of power with which she'd not only killed the police officers but also the three dangerous mutants who'd been incarcerated in the mansion's holding cells. Just then Wolverine and Master Toad arrived to help the X-Men, however, the group wasn't allowed much time to talk as the towering Sentinel Force soon arrived, one of the machines being piloted by Forge. During the fierce battle Storm was about to strike one of the Sentinels when it called out to her, recognizing Forge's voice she was in shock. Forge urged Storm to run away but was then hit in the back by another Sentinel, Storm, however, was rescued by Wolverine. Master Toad then urged Jean to once again tap into her newfound powers. The X-Men watched as Jean manifested a giant firebird with whom she destroyed all of the Sentinels, also killing Forge. With their home in ruins Toad told the X-Men they needed to move.
(X-Men: Ronin#5) - Back in Toad's underground home Storm and the others watched as their teacher taught Jean to harness her Chi. Unaware Yoshida had ordered the arrest of every mutant in the city, prompting the police to scan their citizens for a mutant signature, amongst them they tried to arrest Wolfsbane, Beast, Nightcrawler, Aurora and Northstar. Toad confided in Wolverine and told him that the Chi he sensed in Jean was neither human nor mutant. But before the duo could discuss the origin of Jean's Chi they were visited by the mutant ninja Psylocke, an old friend of Toad, who revealed Yoshida was actively arresting mutants. It was then decided that Psylocke would assist and help the X-Men to rescue mutants. Arriving in the city the X-Men quickly came across Sam and Paige Guthrie, mutant siblings who'd fought off the police force. Storm stood by as Wolverine ordered Psylocke to take the youngsters back to Master Toad to keep them safe while Cyclops and Storm would continue to help young mutants and Wolverine and Jean set out to find Emma Frost and force her to fix the situation.
(X-Men: Ronin#5 - BTS) - Storm and Cyclops brought many of the hunted mutants to Toad's underground.
(X-Men: Ronin#5) - Wolverine and Jean returned to Toad's underground after killing Frost. Wolverine then made a speech, telling the mutants that they would offer sanctuary but that at one point they had to strike back as one joined force, he continued they were a masterless clan, freedom fighter, rebels, RONIN! While the many mutants were cheering, Storm left to go and find Forge, hoping she could bring him back to join them. However, after waiting for a long time at their usual spot she realized he had died in the Sentinel attack.
Comments: Created by Ben Dunn.
Due to the Asian specific nature of the Mangaverse reality, it goes without saying that while characters might look similar to their 616 counterparts, they most likely will have distinctly different names, codenames or powers. Therefore we will only list the names when they have been used in the comics.
Several years later in New Mangaverse: The Rings of Fate#1 Nick Fury (hating playing second fiddle to the superhuman community) and the Hand had developed a special virus to target and eradicate mutantkind, it seems likely Storm would've been affected and died from this virus.
X-Men: Ronin introduced us to several doppelgangers of already established Mangaverse characters: a new Colossus, working besides Iceman and Pyro. He wasn't the same character as the already established Colossus. And amongst the mutants seen fighting police officers and later joining the mutant underground where new versions of the Beast and Nightcrawler who clearly weren't the same as those part of the Azure which were brutally murdered by the X-Men.
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Storm has some connections to
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Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight, p16, pan1 (main image)
Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men, p9, pan1 (coven of witches)
X-Men Unlimited I#37, p19, pan4 (summoned to Earth-616)
X-Men: Ronin#1, p4, pan1 (X-Men)
X-Men: Ronin#3, p3, pan3,4 (Frost's telepathic illusion)
Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight (March, 2002) - Ben Dunn (writer, pencils, inks), Brian Smith, Ralph Macho (editors)
Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (March, 2002) - C.B Cebulski (writer), Jeff Matsuda, A.J. Jothikumar (pencilers), Andy Owens (inks), Brian Smith (editor)
X-Men Unlimited I#37 (September, 2002) - Kaare Andrews (writer, pencils), Mike Kunkel, Dave McCaig, Joshua Middleton, Troy Nixey, Skottie Young (pencilers), Pat Duke, Mike Kunkel, Dave McCaig, Joshua Middleton, David Stewart (inkers), C.B. Cebulski, Mark D. Beazley, David Bogart (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#1 (May, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#2 (May, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#3 (June, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#4 (June, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#5 (July, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
First Posted: 03/08/2020
Last Updated: 03/08/2020
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