Super Power: Contrary To Professor X, Storm’s Weather Powers Indicate Her African Ancestry Passed Down Godhood Through Magic

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IN GODS, MONSTERS AND INFINITE POWER

PROFESSOR X THOUGHT STORM WAS A MUTANT

In 'Giant Size X-Men' (1975) #1, Professor X reveals to Ororo that she is a mutant.
In ‘Giant Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, Professor X reveals to Ororo that she is a mutant. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Before joining the X-Men, Ororo Munroe was worshipped as a rain/fertility goddess by local tribesmen in Kenya. When the original X-Men team was missing, Professor X assembled new members to rescue them. During the first meeting, Professor X revealed to Ororo that she was not a goddess, instead, she was a mutant. Really, he made her the offer to discover the real world and fight for the cause of mutants. Curiously, Ororo accepted.

STORM’S WEATHER POWERS ARE THE RESULT OF MUTATION

Correctly, Storm’s weather powers are the result of mutation. In fact, Storm is one of the powerful mutants on Earth. Furthermore, the X-Man has been classified as an Omega Level mutant. With training and experience under Professor X’s direction, Storm has grown in skill, power and leadership.

An instance that supports Professor X’s thesis is Feat: Black Panther, ‘Doomwar’ #1. Here, T’Challa proactively invented a cell that nullifies the X-gene. Effectively, Storm has no powers under such conditions. However, there is evidence that Storm’s powers are based on magic and witchcraft.

In 'X-Men' (1979) #121, Storm disperses Shaman's blizzard.
In ‘X-Men’ (1979) #121, Storm disperses Shaman’s blizzard. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

STORM’S ATMOKINESIS

Atmokinesis: Storm is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth and has demonstrated a plethora of abilities, most of which are facets of her power to manipulate the weather.[167] Storm possesses the psionic ability to control all forms of Weather Manipulation. She has been able to control both Earthly and extraterrestrial ecosystems on several occasions. [Storm] can modify the temperature of the environment, control all forms of precipitation, humidity and moisture (at a molecular level),[167] generate lightning and other electromagnetic atmospheric phenomena, and has demonstrated excellent control over atmospheric pressure. [Storm] can incite all forms of meteorological tempests, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, and hurricanes,[168] as well as mist. She can dissipate such weather to form clear skies as well.

-“Ororo Munroe (Earth-616),” Marvel Database

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STORM IS A GODDESS OF THE STORM INHERITED THROUGH A LINE OF AFRICAN WITCHES

In ‘Marvel Tarot’ (2007) #1, we find out about Storm’s line of ancestry. In reality, Ororo Munroe descends from a line of witches. All of them, have distinctive white hair, blue eyes and the potential to wield magic. We can formulate two theories to explain Storm’s super powers.

First, Storm’s super powers showcase magical potential and properly unite science and magic. Here, the evidence that supports our hypothesis is the fact that Storm derives power from faith. In Wakanda, she is properly worshipped as a Goddess of the Storm. Furthermore, Black Panther, her former husband and King, considered her a goddess.

Second, Storm’s super powers are both divine and genetic. As Goddess of the Storm, she can hear and grant prayers. At the same time, her godhood is both the result of religion and magical inheritance. Indeed, Storm has both white hair and blue eyes. Therefore, these phenotypes presuppose a genetic basis. In addition, there is evidence that her powers are based on the X-gene. In conclusion, this may provide a rare case in the Marvel Universe where magical potential has a genetic basis. Moreover, it is possible that the X-gene is itself recessive.

For more information, refer to Mutant Biology on Marvel Database.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘X-MEN: TO SERVE AND PROTECT’ #3, STORM USES THE LOKI-CREATED STORMCASTER TO TRANSFORM INTO THE GODDESS OF THE STORM

In 'X-Men: To Serve And Protect' Storm uses Stormcaster to transform into the Goddess of the Storm.
In ‘X-Men: To Serve And Protect’ (2011) #3, Storm uses Stormcaster to transform into the Goddess of the Storm. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 121 in Marvel Database.
Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Marvel Tarot Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Mutant Biology in Marvel Database.
X-Men: To Serve and Protect Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.

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