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.

Marvel Day: In “Ring Of Fire,” Rogue and Gambit Re-unite As An X-Men couple.

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In 'Rogue And Gambit' (2018) #5, Rogue and Gambit re-unite.
In ‘Rogue And Gambit’ (2018) #5, Rogue and Gambit re-unite. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
Official Name

Ring Of Fire

Universe

Earth-616

Heroes

Rogue, Gambit, Kitty Pryde, Storm.

Villains

Lavish, Dr. Grand, Golems

Creators

Kelly Thompson and Pere Perez.

IN ROMANCE

KITTY PRYDE SENDS ROGUE AND GAMBIT ON A MISSION TO PARAISO WHERE MUTANT COUPLES ARE DISAPPEARING

In ‘Rogue & Gambit’ (2018) #1, Rogue and Gambit are sent by Kitty Pryde to Paraiso as an X-Men couple. In summary, mutant couples are disappearing at Paraiso and Rogue and Gambit are sent to investigate. At the beginning of the issue, Rogue is training with the X-Men student body in the Danger Room. Gambit has been called in by Kitty and is sent into the Danger Room by Ororo.

During the training, Gambit saves Rogue from a Sentinel pinning her to the ground. At the end, Gambit and Rogue attempt to reconcile their past feelings. Meanwhile, the X-man is called in by Headmistress Kitty Pryde. She finds out about the mutant disappearances in Paraiso and that Gambit has been called in by Kitty in order to send them both into therapy retreat as an undercover X-Men couple.

In 'Rogue & Gambit' (2015) #1, Kitty Pryde sends Rogue and Gambit to therapy retreat on Paraiso as an undercover mission.
In ‘Rogue & Gambit’ (2015) #1, Kitty Pryde sends Rogue and Gambit to therapy retreat on Paraiso as an undercover mission. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IT’S A RING OF FIRE AND TELEPATHY IS AGAIN MANIPULATING ROGUE’S AND GAMBIT’S FEELINGS

In ‘Rogue & Gambit’ (2018) #2, telepathy is again manipulating Rogue’s and Gambit’s feelings for each other. After brain screenings, Anna and Remy have couple therapy with Dr. Grand. Interestingly, they reveal different accounts of their first encounter. Strangely, Rogue only remembers their first encounter as the result of the Shadow King’s telepathic manipulation on Muir Island. Doubtfully, she remembers her feelings for Gambit as the result of the Shadow King’s manipulation and as not being real.

Gambit reveals their first encounter was actually a fight on Muir Island manipulated by the Shadow King. Though Gambit won the fight, it was love at first sight and ended in a kiss. At night, the X-Men couple goes to investigate the Paraiso Island Hospital. They stalk the air ducts and infiltrate the lab. There, they are greeted by a super-powered hit squad and engage them. Accidentally, they find a lab with golems being experimented upon.

In 'Rogue & Gambit' (2018) #2, Rogue and Gambit fight golems at the Paraiso Island Hospital.
In ‘Rogue & Gambit’ (2018) #2, Rogue and Gambit fight golems at the Paraiso Island Hospital. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

ROGUE AND GAMBIT HAVE SEX

In 'Rogue & Gambit' (2018) #3, Rogue and Gambit have sex.
In ‘Rogue & Gambit’ (2018) #3, Rogue and Gambit have sex. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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IN THE FINAL ISSUE, IT’S ROGUE AND GAMBIT VS THE GOLEMS AND LAVISH

In ‘Rogue & Gambit’ (2018) #4, the X-Men couple uncovers the truth about Paraiso Island. As a matter of fact, a golem supervillain is attracting mutant couples to the island in order to steal their super powers and their memories and create clones or golems of them. Rogue and Gambit realize the reason they have been loving each other is because Lavish has been feeding on their bad memories. With their super powers fading, Rogue and Gambit must fight Rogue and Gambit golems.

In ‘Rogue & Gambit’ (2018) #5, Rogue finds out they can both exchange their super powers and get their memories back at a cost. Indeed, they must live with the memories of the pain they have caused each other. Thus, Rogue decides to absorb the powers and the memories of all the golems and return them to all the other couples on Paraiso Island. In the end, even though their feelings have been tampered with, Rogue decides to be re-united with Gambit. Finally, the X-Men couple shares a kiss.

In 'Rogue And Gambit' (2018) #5, Rogue and Gambit re-unite.
In ‘Rogue And Gambit’ (2018) #5, Rogue and Gambit re-unite. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Rogue & Gambit Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Rogue & Gambit Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Rogue & Gambit Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Rogue & Gambit Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Rogue & Gambit Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.

Super Power: Magneto’s Mastery Of Magnetism Is The Next Phase Of Human Evolution And Makes Him An Omega Level Mutant

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IN SUPERVILLAINS

WHY MAGNETO IS THE MASTER OF MAGNETISM

Magneto in ‘X-Men’ (1991) #1. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

As Homo superior, Magneto is the next phase of human evolution. Originally, the master of magnetism represents the mutant population which by accidents of evolution has been granted super powers. Magneto‘s mastery of magnetism is the super power to control, manipulate and shift magnetic fields on a planetary to solar system scale. In the past, the mutant powerhouse was once classified as an Alpha Level mutant. This has been changed to an Omega Level mutant. In fact, what is an Omega Level mutant?

Read on!

The term, initially “Omega Level Mutant Abilities” was seemingly used at first by Fred Duncan, and quickly adopted by Charles Xavier to define some of his first students, and was described in those terms: “Yet what he called Omega (the last) he meant as regards to an “ultimate threat,’ while I simply prefer to think of such mutant abilities as unlimited potential.

-“Mutant Power Level Classification”, Marvel Database

In other words, what makes Magneto an Omega Level mutant is power without limit. In fact, Magneto has been stated on several occasions to be the most powerful mutant on Earth.1,2,3 On another occasion, he has been called the most powerful being on Earth.4

PHOENIX IS MAGNETO’S RIVAL

In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, Magneto defeats Phoenix and Wolverine. Photo/Marvel Comics

In early X-men stories, the X-men regularly met Magneto as their foe. In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, the X-men return to Mesmero’s carnival trailer to find… Magneto. Eager to even the score with the X-Men, Magneto systematically subdues each member. Phoenix intervenes during the fight, and Magneto quickly defeats her by siphoning her Phoenix flame. Clearly, it has been stated that Magneto’s power rivals Phoenix’s.5 In Marvel continuity, Professor X and Magneto have been shown to match and defeat the Phoenix in duels.

In ‘New X-Men’ (2004) #150, the Omega Level mutant faces a resurrected Phoenix. During the battle, Jean Grey has the upper hand though Magneto is initially protected by his helmet from Phoenix’s telepathy. Finally, Magneto attacks Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse, giving her a heart attack. Both Omega Level mutants die: Phoenix dies while Magneto seemingly dies at the hand of Wolverine.

It appears Phoenix is Magneto’s limit as an Omega Level mutant. This means Magneto’s powers can at least match Phoenix’s at the Solar System Level. Of course, Phoenix has been classified as a Multiversal being, Beyond Omega Level.

In 'New X-Men' (2004) #150, Magneto kills Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse.
In ‘New X-Men’ (2004) #150, Magneto kills Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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MAGNETO’S SUPER POWERS

MAGNETO CAN CONTROL ANY METAL TO ACHIEVE VARIOUS EFFECTS

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (2012) #2, Magneto powers the headless body of a Sinister Celestial.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (2012) #2, Magneto powers the headless body of the Dreaming Celestial. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (2012) #2, the X-Men are under attack by the Celestials. Brand contacts Cyclops and he tells her that it is about Sinister and the head of the Dreaming Celestial. Brand tells Cyclops it is not about that and that the Celestials are headed for Earth. During the issue, Magneto controls the head of the Dreaming Celestial.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto used his control of metal to expand and manipulate the magnetic field around the Celestial’s headless armor.

MAGNETO CAN CREATE MAGNETIC FORCE FIELDS

In 'X-Men' (1993) #25, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey.
In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto attacks humanity on a planetary scale over his mutant nation space station Avalon. Under Professor X’s command, the X-men decide and execute a plan to finally end Magneto’s threat. Brutally, Magneto single-handedly takes on the X-Men. During the fight, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey’s telekinetic attack.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto’s mastery of magnetism allows him to create magnetic force fields impenetrable to telepathic, telekinetic, enegy manipulation and physical attacks.

MAGNETO CAN CREATE ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES (EMPs)

In 'X-Men' (1993) #25, Magneto creates an EMP on the planetary scale.
In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto creates an EMP on the planetary scale. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto attacks humanity on a planetary scale over his mutant nation space station Avalon. The attack in the Avalon storyline is an EMP at the planetary scale that causes all the nations of the Earth to lose power and go dark.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto’s control of magnetic fields, allows him to create EMPs similar to nuclear explosions. This is an effect of his ability to produce magnetic rays on a planetary scale.

MAGNETO CAN MANIPULATE IRON AT THE ATOMIC LEVEL

Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level.
Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

As master of magnetism, Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto has the power to manipulate iron at the cellular and atomic levels. This is an effect of Magneto’s ability to see magnetic fields and manipulate magnetic fields at the atomic level.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘ULTIMATE X-MEN’ #6, MAGNETO USES HIS THOUGHT HELMET TO PROTECT AGAINST PROFESSOR X’S TELEPATHY

In 'Ultimate X-Men' (2001) #6, Magneto's Thought Helmet protects against Professor X's telepathy.
In ‘Ultimate X-Men’ (2001) #6, Magneto’s Thought Helmet protects against Professor X’s telepathy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 112 in Marvel Database.
New X-Men Vol 1 150 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 2 in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 2 25 in Marvel Database.
Ultimate X-Men Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Official Marvel Index To The X-Men #6.

2. Uncanny X-Men #368.

3. X-Men Vol 2 #110.

4. X-Men Unlimited #2.

5. Classic X-Men #18.

Battles Of The Week: Storm vs Wonder Woman (DC vs Marvel)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “ROUND THREE”

In order to determine whose universe lives, the Brothers have chosen champions from each universe to do battle. As the contests continue, two superheroines must face off.

Their battle though unbalanced, is fateful.

IN DC VS MARVEL

WONDER WOMAN WITH MJOLNIR VS STORM!
In 'DC Versus Marvel' (1996) #3, Wonder Woman renounces Mjolnir in order to have a fair fight against Storm.
In ‘DC Versus Marvel’ (1996) #3, Wonder Woman renounces Mjolnir in order to have a fair fight against Storm. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Fawcett City. On the left side is Storm, of the X-Men and on the right side is Wonder Woman.

Let’s look at the stats.

HULK – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PEAK HUMAN
SUPER SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
WEAKNESSES
  • Claustrophobia.
  • Natural Limitation.
WOLVERINE – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: CITY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: CITY
ENERGY PROJECTION: CITY
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mjolnir.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability to Piercing Weapons.

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THE FIGHT

Wonder Woman is outside Fawcett City and has claimed Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor! Storm gets transported to the battle site in the air. To have a fair fight, Wonder Woman renounces Mjolnir.

The battle to decide who is the true warrior!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out Wonder Woman using her superior fighting skills to grab Storm by the right leg and kicks her in the head.

WONDER WOMAN BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2): 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 2 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following page, Storm responds with two lightning strikes.

STORM WEATHER MANIPULATION ATTACK (x2) : 10 DAMAGE PTS.

The battle ends with Wonder Woman knocked out.

TOTAL


STORM’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-2 DAMAGE PTS.

Weight of A City = 10*10^6 Tons = 10^7 Tons = 10^7*10^3 kg = 10^10 kg.
-(2 DAMAGE PTS * 98.1*10^10 N * 1 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -46.7142857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: ATHLETE

WONDER WOMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-10 DAMAGE PTS.

Energy Produced NY = 11*10^9 Wh = (11*10^9 Wh)(3600 s)/(1 Wh) = 3.96*10^13 J.
-(10 DAMAGE PTS * 3.96*10^13 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -94285.7142857 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

OUTCOME: STORM WINS

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STORM IN COMICS

Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1, marks the first of appearance of Storm in X-Men continuity. Professor X recruits a new X-Men team, including Ororo Munroe, in order to rescue the first X-Men team.

Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1, marks the first of appearance of Storm in X-Men continuity. Photo/Marvel Comics
Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1, marks the first of appearance of Storm in X-Men continuity. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Diana of Themyscira (New Earth) in DC Database.
Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

Super Power Explained: Is Magneto’s Mastery Of Magnetism Stellar or Solar System?

SUPER POWER

In 'X-Men' (1978) #112, Magneto defeats Phoenix and Wolverine.
In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, Magneto defeats Phoenix and Wolverine. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN SUPER POWER EXPLAINED

Magneto is one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe. He is an enemy of the X-Men and an enemy of humanity. Magneto has on multiple occasions, attempted to destroy the human race in order to champion the cause of mutants.

Magneto is known as the Master of Magnetism and an Omega Level mutant. What is Magneto’s super power called Magnetism?

Read on!

Magnetokinesis: Magneto has comprehensive control over all forms of magnetism and utilizes that control to manipulate any metal and achieve a variety of effects. He recently proved able to effectively hold together the headless form of a Celestial. Magneto can manipulate an entire planet’s electromagnetic field and once even pulled back the giant metallic ‘bullet’ where Kitty Pryde was trapped inside, which was at least a few light-years away from Earth, though these are tasks that require great effort on his part. Magneto’s power is comparable with Phoenix’s, he has harnessed magnetism to stop armies, raise islands from ocean floors, move mountains, change the course of rivers, and threaten to devastate the world with floods and earthquakes.

Max Eisenhardt (Earth-616), Marvel Database

Because the Phoenix consumes stars, and Magneto matches her Power Level, it may seem that Magneto’s Power Level is Solar System+.

Let’s dig our comics!

‘X-MEN’ #112

In 'X-Men' (1978) #112, Magneto defeats Phoenix and Wolverine.
In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, Magneto defeats Phoenix and Wolverine. Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, Magneto uses the super power of Magnetism to match the Phoenix’s cosmic power. Magneto shapes the Earth’s magnetosphere to create a “bottle-effect” around Phoenix, siphoning away her cosmic power.1 Magneto defeats Phoenix. However, this was a Phoenix that was growing in power.

During the ‘Dark Phoenix’ (1980) saga, Phoenix is driven insane by the fires of life and death, and causes the near extinction of the planet D’Bari by consuming its sun. This Power Level is definitely Solar System+.

In 'X-Men' (1980) #135, Phoenix consumes the D'Bari star causes the near extinction of the D'Bari.
In ‘X-Men’ (1980) #135, Phoenix consumes the D’Bari star causes the near extinction of the D’Bari. Photo/Marvel Comics.

At the end of the saga, Phoenix was killed by committing suicide. Of course, Phoenix ultimately resurrected and it turned out that the Phoenix is actually a cosmic firebird Multiversal in Power Level. Nevertheless, In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, Magneto was able to match the Phoenix’s power to be Solar System+ Power Level.

HOW POWERFUL IS MAGNETO?

IN ‘AVX:VS’ #1, IRON MAN IN BLEEDING EDGE ARMOR GOES TOE TO TOE WITH MAGNETO WHO WAS SIPHONING THE MAGNETIC ENERGY OF NEARBY PLANETS

In 'AvX: Vs' #1, Bleeding Edge Armor Iron Man goes toe to toe with Magneto.
In ‘AvX: Vs’ #1, Bleeding Edge Armor Iron Man goes toe to toe with Magneto. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Super Power Explained: How Smart Is Iron Man?’, we looked at Iron Man’s Bleeding Edge Armor. In ‘AvX: Vs’ #1, Magneto demonstrated he can siphon the magnetic power of nearby planets in the solar system. Magneto demonstrated at least a Stellar+ Power Level.

Since Magneto displayed Stellar+ power in his battle against Iron Man and was able to match Phoenix’s power, he is at least Stellar+ in Power Level. This indicates Magneto’s higher end power is Solar System+ since he can siphon the energy of nearby planets in the solar system and defeat Phoenix before she became Dark Phoenix.

As a result, Magneto’s Mastery of Magnetism extends to the solar system and is Solar System+ Level.

ENERGY PROJECTION POWER LEVEL:

SOLAR SYSTEM+

                       

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SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 112 in Marvel Database.
Max Eisenhardt (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 135 in Marvel Database.
AVX: Vs Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. X-Men #112.

Bio: Storm (Ororo)

Storm

Ororo Munroe – Earth-616
NAME: ORORO MUNROE

RELATIVES: DAVID MUNROE (FATHER, DECEASED), N’DARE MUNROE (MOTHER, DECEASED)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: KRAKOA; FORMERLY: XAVIER INSTITUTE FOR MUTANT EDUCATION AND OUTREACH, NEW YORK; JEAN GREY SCHOOL FOR HIGHER LEARNING; UTOPIA

AFFILIATION: X-MEN, QUIET COUNCIL OF KRAKOA FORMERLY: X-MEN, X-FORCE, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, MORLOCKS, SECRET AVENGERS

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 5’11” (1.8 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 145 LBS (65.77 KG)

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


Ororo Munroe is the child of American photojournalist David Munroe and the Kenyan princess N’Dare. She comes from a line of African priestesses that have white hair, blue eyes and the power to use magic.1

Ororo was orphaned at the age of five, as her parents died in a plane crash in Cairo, Egypt. Though she survived from the accident, she developed a deep claustrophobia from being buried in the rubble. She was raised by a gang of thieves led by Achmed El Gibar. Ororo became a thief and once attempted to steal from Professor Xavier. At age 12, she decided to journey South. She accepted a ride from a stranger and was nearly raped by him. She managed to kill the man though she swore never to another human life.2

After nearly dying in the Saharan Desert, she saved T’Challa using her weather powers. The two shared romance though it was ended.3,4 Ororo finally reached her ancestors’ homeland on the Kilimanjaro Valley in Kenya. She was taken in by a tribal woman Ainet who taught her the use of her powers. Soon, Ororo became worshipped by the tribes as a goddess.5

ORORO JOINS THE X-MEN

Years later, Ororo helped the X-Men, battle a mutant known as Deluge that used Ororo’s control of weather to destroy humanity. Afterwards, she returned to her tribe.6

Months later, however, Professor Xavier was left with no choice but to recruit Storm, as he called her, and other mutants from around the world into the X-Men in order to rescue his original students from the threat of the sentient island being, known as Krakoa. Prof. Xavier explained to Ororo that she was not a “goddess”, but a mutant and had a responsibility to use her abilities to help the world, just as she had helped the local tribes. Curious, Ororo accepted Professor Xavier’s offer and was given the code name “Storm”.

-Ororo Munroe (Earth-616), Marvel Database

ORORO FACES PYRO

POWERS


POWERS

  • Atmokinesis: Weather Manipulation
    • Willpower/Telepathic Resistance:
    • Earth Link:
    • Thermal Variance:
    • Energy Vision: 
    • Magic:
  • Godhood
    • The Power of Faith:
    • Teleportation:

ABILITIES

  • Master Thief:
  • Expert Combatant:
  • Multilingual:
  • Indomitable Will:
  • Diplomatic Immunity:

WEAKNESSES


STORY ARCS


  • Rogue Storm.
  • Worlds Apart.
  • Blood Feud.
  • Dancin’ In The Dark.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Storm vs Callisto.

FOOTNOTES

  1. X-Men #102.
  2. X-Men #113.
  3. Black Panther #15.
  4. Storm #2-6.
  5. X-Men #76-77.
  6. X-Men: The Hidden Years #6-7.

Marvel Day: T’Challa Loses His Royal Title, His Kingdom And All Vibranium In Order To Save Wakanda From The “Doomwar”

MARVEL DAY

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #6, Doctor Doom upgrades his armor to planetary level with stolen Vibranium from Wakanda.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #6, Doctor Doom upgrades his armor to planetary level with stolen Vibranium from Wakanda. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

BLACK PANTHER, SHURI AND THE DORA MILAJE ARE FUGITIVES FROM THE DESTURI COUP IN WAKANDA

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #1, T’Challa and Shuri, the Black Panther, has lost his royal title and is a fugitive from Wakanda. The Desturi have seized Wakanda’s government and have sentenced the Queen, Storm of the X-Men, to death. T’Challa has fled Wakanda to seek help from the mutant nation of Utopia.

In Utopia, T’Challa arrives with Shuri and the Dora Milaje to explain the circumstances of recent events. In the past year, T’Challa had been tracking rumors of a dissident group called the Desturi. They are a fundamentalist and xenophobic group that had infiltrated all levels of government.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #1, T'Challa briefs the X-Men on the Desturi coup d'etat in Wakanda and Doctor Doom its mastermind.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #1, T’Challa briefs the X-Men on the Desturi coup d’etat in Wakanda and Doctor Doom its mastermind. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

T’Challa found they had access to surveillance but had no leads. Until he was lured into a trap by the mastermind of the coup d’etat, Doctor Doom, who nearly killed him. Later, T’Challa found Doom had infiltrated the palace food and water supplies with nanites swarms. Fearing that everyone he cared for could have been turned into living spy cameras, T’Challa fled Wakanda with Shuri and the Dora Milaje.

White Queen questions about Doctor Doom’s purpose of the revolution. T’Challa responds that its purpose is to obtain the Vibranium supply of Wakanda to upgrade his armor and become the most powerful force on Earth. Cyclops as Head of Utopia, cannot sanction an open war with Wakanda. However, some X-Men willingly volunteer.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #1, T'Challa speaks about Vibranium's mystical properties.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #1, T’Challa speaks about Vibranium’s mystical properties. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

DURING T’CHALLA’S AND THE X-MEN’S ATTACK ON WAKANDA, DOCTOR DOOM STEALS ALL OF WAKANDA’S VIBRANIUM

 

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #2, T’Challa and his army attack Wakanda. Wakanda is the most advanced nation on Earth. T’Challa’s army arrive on Wakandan soil and are greeted by the army and the head of the Desturi. Asking the Desturi government to surrender, T’Challa and his army declare themselves to be Wakanda. Suddenly, Nightcrawler teleports T’Challa and Black Panther into the Palace. Despite Nightcrawler’s opposition, Black Panther massacres the people in the Palace.

At the Wakandan border, the X-Men and the Dora Milaje take on the Wakandan army. Back at the Palace, Doctor Doom has given Storm a 10 minute ultimatum to lock-pick the Vibranium Vault otherwise, he will shoot the members of the Royal Family. Nightcrawler attempts to teleport T’Challa to the Vibranium Vault with no success since Doctor Doom has placed a mystical barrier. T’Challa needs the Dora Milaje to hold the Wakandan army for one hour so he can massacre the hundreds of guards at the Royal Palace in order to reach the Vibranium Vault.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #2, Queen Ororo attempts to lock-pick the Vibranium Vault as Doctor Doom holds T'Challa's mother at gunpoint.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #2, Queen Ororo attempts to lock-pick the Vibranium Vault as Doctor Doom holds T’Challa’s mother at gunpoint. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

T’Challa arrives at the Vibranium Vault and finds Queen Ororo bound in fetters by Doctor Doom. Doctor Doom gives T’Challa five seconds to give him the key to the final lock or else he will kill Storm. He has to choose between saving the Vibranium and saving Storm. T’Challa does not hesitate and decides to protect the Vibranium.

The countdown ends and Doctor Doom relishing the game, does not kill Ororo. Doom teleports in a flash of lightning. Entering the Vault, T’Challa finds out that all of the Vibranium is gone. Checkmate!

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #4, T'Challa enters the Vibranium vault and finds out all the Vibranium is gone.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #2, T’Challa enters the Vibranium vault and finds out all the Vibranium is gone. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

FEAT: 500 DORA MILAJE HOLD THEIR OWN AGAINST 50,000 OF THE WAKANDAN ARMY

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #2, 500 Dora Milaje hold their own against 50000 of the Wakandan army.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #2, 500 Dora Milaje hold their own against 50000 of the Wakandan army.

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DOCTOR DOOM IS A MEGALOMANIAC WHOSE UNIQUE VISION OF THE FUTURE FOR WORLD PEACE IS DOOMWORLD

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #3, Doctor Doom wages his “Doomwar” using Vibranium. In order to unlock the final lock, Doctor Doom had to face Bast, God of Egypt and Panther God of Wakanda. Bast scrutinizes Doctor Doom’s spi; and asks him his motivations for taking Vibranium. The test is purity and if Doctor Doom lies, Bast will devour him.

Doctor Doom tells Bast that though his methods are cruel and villainous, he has purity of intention. Doctor Doom claims mankind is a predator species and that according to his purity, he is a saint. He has gazed into thousand futures, a hundred thousand futures and found that the only future where humanity survives extinction and is at peace is under Doctor Doom‘s rule on Doomworld. Bast, though he finds Doctor Doom’s methods abhorrent, passes Doctor Doom and let’s him have the Vibranium.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #3, Doctor Doom tells Bast he has gazed into a hundred thousand futures, and the only one where humanity survives is with Doctor Doom as its ruler.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #3, Doctor Doom tells Bast he has gazed into a hundred thousand futures, and the only one where humanity survives is with Doctor Doom as its ruler. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE DOOMWAR BEGINS WITH CASUALTIES ON ALL SIDES

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #4, the “Doomwar” over Vibranium begins on a global scale. T’Challa has recruited the Fantastic Four to assist him. Using Vibranium trackers, T’Challa has tracked locations of Vibranium supply at Doombases over the world. Shuri, the Dora Milaje, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch and the X-Men are on the frontlines. When they arrive at the first Doombase, they are unable to destroy the Vibranium-enhanced Doombots. Then, arming themselves with Vibranium-enhanced armors and weapons, T’Challa’s army begins to take down Doombots.

However, there are enormous casualties on both sides. In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #5, T’Challa and his army suffer great casualties with one third of the Dora Milaje having fallen. However, they have managed to take down only eight percent of the Doombases. T’Challa recognizes that Doom has learnt everything about Vibranium technology and his people is facing extinction. In order to eliminate the threat, he turns to shadow physics. T’Challa invented the discipline to unite quantum science with alchemy. T’Challa’s plan is to send Deadpool and the Midnight Angels to Latveria in order to assassinate Doctor Doom.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #5, T'Challa's army is facing casualties in the Doomwar.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #5, T’Challa’s army is facing casualties in the Doomwar. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Later, Shuri’s team has located one of Doom’s computers. Hacking into the system, they divert all his funding to humanitarian causes.

The Broker who has been running the Doomwar, realizes this and fears Doom will kill him.

IN SYMKARIA, T’CHALLA FINALLY OUTSMARTS DOOM WITH SHADOW PHYSICS BY USING A TRIGGER THAT RENDERS ALL PROCESSED VIBRANIUM INERT

In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #6, T’Challa finally outsmarts Doctor Doom by rendering all processed Vibranium inert. In a communication with Black Panther, T’Challa informs her that he has sanction a shadow attack of Latveria by the Midnight Angels which cannot be traced. She does not approve T’Challa bypassing her authority and reminds him that Wakanda does not start wars. Doctor Doom’s armor upgrade is finally online and he is able to sense and to tap all the Vibranium which is present everywhere on Earth.

T’Challa is in communication with other scientific and mystical leaders on Earth: Beast, Hank Pym, Tony Stark, Charles Xavier, Doctor Strange and Doctor Voodoo. They inform T’Challa that all Vibranium objects on Earth have come to life. Since the act leads back to Wakanda, and the threat of a nuclear war looms, they refuse to help T’Challa. Deadpool and the Midnight Angels attack in Latveria but they are no match for Doom. In diplomatic mission to Symkaria, Shuri invites Doctor Doom to come face T’Challa’s army to settle the matter.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #6, T'Challa uses a trigger that renders all processed Vibranium inert.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #6, T’Challa uses a trigger that renders all processed Vibranium inert. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

The final battle begins. T’Challa’s army is overwhelmed by Doom’s army. During the battle, T’Challa is seemingly defeated by Victor. However, T’Challa finally outsmarts Doctor Doom. He activates a trigger that uses shadow physics to render all the processed Vibranium on Earth inert.

Shuri who had wanted to kill Doom, relents. She promises that she will hunt over the Earth and kill him if he steps foot on Wakandan soil. In the end, Black Panther and Storm watch as the superhero community helps them re-build Wakanda.

In 'Doomwar' (2010) #6, Black Panther and Storm watch as the superhero community helps to rebuild Wakanda.
In ‘Doomwar’ (2010) #6, Black Panther and Storm watch as the superhero community helps to rebuild Wakanda. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Doomwar Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Doomwar Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Hulk vs Wolverine (Hero vs Hero)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “VICIOUS CIRCLE”

There is a blizzard and Wolverine and the Hulk are on a collision course. While attempting to land their plane at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the X-Men Blackbird is intercepted by a familiar intruder.

Wolverine, the leader of the X-Men, must gather his team and investigate a forest fire. As Wolverine is puzzled by the fire and his new leadership, a monster lurks.

In one of the most emotional fights yet, Wolverine fights Hulk!

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

THE WOLVERINE HUNTS GREY HULK!
In 'Incredible Hulk' #340, Wolverine hunts down the Hulk who sneaks up behind him.
In ‘Incredible Hulk’ (1988) #340, Wolverine hunts down the Hulk who sneaks up behind him. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. On the left side is Grey Hulk and on the right side is Wolverine, leader of the X-Men.

Let’s look at the stats.

HULK – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: CITY
SUPER SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: CITY
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: COMBATANT
INTELLIGENCE: CIVILIAN
PARAPHERNALIA
  • BannerTech PDA.
  • BannerTech Shield/Gamma Dome Generator.
  • BannerTech Wrist-Watch Teleporter.
WEAKNESSES
  • Gamma Radiation Draining.
  • Radiation Bombardment.
  • Gas Inhalation.
  • Adamantium and Vibranium Blades.
  • Magic.
WOLVERINE – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: WARRIOR
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Adamantium.
  • Wolverine’s Suit.
  • Motorcycle.
  • X-Men Blackbird.
WEAKNESSES
  • Amnesia.
  • Sensory Overload.
  • Adamantium Allotropes.
  • Drowning.
  • Muramasa Blade.

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THE FIGHT

As Wolverine investigates a fire at Dallas/Forth Worth Airport, Hulk sneaks up on him and attacks him. It turns out the Army had attacked Hulk after the X-Men‘s plane crash. Now, the battle is on.

The battle to decide who is the ferocious animal!

DAMAGE SCALE

In 'Incredible Hulk' #340, Wolverine hunts down the Hulk who sneaks up behind him.

The fight starts out with Wolverine investigating a forest fire at the site of the remains of a truck on fire where Hulk sneaks up on Wolverine and attacks. Wolverine draws first blood and slashes Hulk’s right arm.

WOLVERINE INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.




On the following page, Hulk hits Wolverine’s sensitive hearing with a thunderclap. Wolverine has a concussion and from there, the fight becomes serious.

HULK CONCUSSION ATTACK: 3 DAMAGE PTS.




Wolverine then goes into Berserker rage and deals Hulk a vicious attack to the thorax, near the heart. Still, Hulk using his healing factors, gets up and keeps fighting. Hulk beats down on Wolverine. Then, Wolverine deals two more attacks to the chest followed with three additional attacks on Hulk’s back. Then, Hulk throws Wolverine into a tree.

WOLVERINE INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACKS: 20 DAMAGE PTS – 3 PTS HULK HEALING FACTOR (x2) = 14 DAMAGE PTS.
HULK BLUNT FORCE + CONCUSSION ATTACKS = 1 PT + 3 PTS = 4 DAMAGE PTS.


At the end of the battle, Hulk deals Wolverine another Concussion attack. However, the battle ends in a draw when Clay, Hulk’s friend intervenes.

TOTAL


HULK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-19 DAMAGE PTS.

-(19 DAMAGE PTS * 22290000 cal * 4.184 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.42 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

WOLVERINE’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-10 DAMAGE PTS.

-(10 DAMAGE PTS * 10^11 N * 5 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1190 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

OUTCOME: DRAW

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WOLVERINE IN COMICS

‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1974) #180, titled “And the Wind Howls… Wendigo!”, marks the first cameo appearance of Wolverine in Marvel continuity. As Hulk faces Wendigo, the Canadian Army activates Weapon X to take him down.

The issue was created by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.

In 'Incredible Hulk' (1974) #180, Hulk faces Wendigo and Weapon X.
‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1974) #180 marks the first cameo appearance of Wolverine in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Incredible Hulk Vol 1 340 in Marvel Database.
James Howlett (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Incredible Hulk Vol 1 180 in Marvel Database.

Battles Of The Week: Colossus vs Gladiator (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE FATE OF THE PHOENIX!”

Empress Lilandra has teleported the X-Men aboard the Shi’ar starship. Deeming the Phoenix too dangerous, she judges the Phoenix must die. Professor Xavier demands to judge the matter by combat with the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. During the battle, Colossus faces unlike he has ever seen!

BY THE STARS! COLOSSUS FACES A FOE UNLIKE HE HAS EVER SEEN!
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1963) #137, the combat begins. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants on the Blue Area of the moon. On the left side is Colossus and on the right side is Gladiator.

Let’s look at the stats.

COLOSSUS – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • X-Men Blackbird.
  • X-Men Stratojet.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vibranium.
  • Adamantium.
GLADIATOR – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
eNERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Shi’ar device.
  • Shi’ar starships and star-gates.
WEAKNESSES
  • Susceptible to a specific wavelength of radiation.
  • Confidence affects powers.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.

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THE FIGHT

In a combat to save the Phoenix, Colossus must battle a foe unlike he has ever faced before.

The battle to decide who is the champion!

OUTCOME: GLADIATOR WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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COLOSSUS IN COMICS

‘Giant-Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, titled “Deadly Genesis” marks the first appearance of Colossus in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Colossus and of how he was recruiter by Professor X. In Siberia, Piotr Rasputin is tending the crops when the tractor malfunctions and heads towards his sister Illyana. Changing into his metallic form, Colossus collides into the tractor and saves Illyana. Then, Professor Xavier recruits him to his school.

The comic was written by Len Wein and penciled by David Cockrum.

COLOSSUS’ FIRST AWESOME APPEARANCE
‘Giant-Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, titled “Deadly Genesis” marks the first appearance of Colossus in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 137 in Marvel Database.
Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Kallark (Earth-616) in Marvel Database..
Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

Marvel Day: Salute To An Act Of Bravery, Rogue Saves Colossus From Death Killed By The Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants

MARVEL DAY

THE X-MEN ARE UNDER ATTACK! AND COLOSSUS HAS BEEN HEATED AND COOLED INTO A STATUE!
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Pyro and Avalanche heat and cool white hot Colossus into a statue. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN MARVEL UNIVERSE

MYSTIQUE TRAINS WITH X-MEN DUPLICATES IN ORDER TO KILL THE X-MEN

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique sends the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in order to kill the X-Men. At the beginning of the issue, Mystique is fighting X-Men duplicates. The training simulation starts with Mystique fighting a Wolverine duplicate. Mystique defeats him by slashing his jugular. Next, Kitty Pryde phases onto the battle scene and sees Wolverine bleeding. It is Mystique. She has metamorphed into Wolverine and kills Kitty. With an attack that destroys the scene, the Colossus duplicate exclaims “Murderer!” Mystique defeats him with a flare skull.1

Suddenly, an optic blast hits Mystique behind her back. Mystique takes Cyclops and Colossus into the circus with mirrors. She feigns to shoot Colossus with a gun only for Cyclops to respond with an optic blast that reverberates through glass, killing Colossus. Cyclops cries “No!!”1 Sneaking up behind him, Mystique murders him by choking him with a rope. Then, she faces Storm. Responding to Storm’s attack, Mystique blows up a fuel truck behind Storm, incinerating her. Stepping into the circus like a trapeze, she meets Rogue who means to avenge her friends. As she incinerates Rogue with her gun, she howls “like a mad dog.”1 The last enemy is Nightcrawler. After he teleports her, she hesitates to kill him with her dagger. He does not. He knocks her out.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique trains with X-Men duplicates in order to kill the X-Men. Photo/DC Comics

COLOSSUS IS FROZEN INTO A STATUE BY PYRO AND AVALANCHE

Kurt, Amanda Sefton, Kitty, and Peter go to see the Royal Ballet at Lincoln Center. Peter and Kitty drop Kurt and Amanda. Then, they go park the car. On their walk in the parking, there is an explosion. Peter asks Kitty to summon the fire brigade while he attempts to save people. Changing into Colossus, Peter springs into action. Colossus notes the building is derelict and that there must be squatters.

Running up the stairs, he reaches the top floor and sees Blob. The fire was a trap set by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Blob slaps outside the building. Then, Pyro creates of bird of living fire. Colossus is heated red-hot then “white-hot, to incandescence and beyond!”1 As Colossus wonders if he can melt, he falls to the ground “like a meteor”.1 He attempts to gather his wits but then he is cooled to absolute zero cold by Avalanche.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Pyro and Avalanche heat and cool white hot Colossus into a statue. Photo/Marvel Comics.

MYSTIQUE ATTACKS THE X-MANSION TO RECRUIT ROGUE BACK INTO THE BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, the X-Men are under attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Mystique. As the X-Men battle the Brotherhood, Mystique infiltrates the X-Mansion. The X-Men manage to defeat the Brotherhood though Blob reveals the mission objective: kill Professor X and recruit Mystique’s adoptive daughter Rogue, back into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

At the X-Mansion, Mystique metamorphs into Rogue and offers Professor X some herb tea. Professor X is struggling to maintain contact with the X-Men. He notes something is scrambling his psi-scan. As he identifies the psionic scrambler used by Mystique to inhibit his psi-probes, Rogue fires a shot at Professor X. As Professor X lies on the floor, Mystique states that Professor X was able to identify her psionic scrambler and alter her shot at the last moment so that it may only wound him and not kill him.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, Mystique metamorphs into Rogue to fool Professor X and shoots him. Photo/Marvel Comics.

Rogue enters the room and an argument between mother and daughter ensues. Mystique metamorphs back into her form. She reveals her mission was to get Rogue back into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and orders her to pack her things while she finishes killing Professor X. Rogue says her powers are out of control and Professor X is her chance to have a normal life.

Appearing before the X-Men over a hologram, Mystique gives the X-Men an ultimatum. The freedom of the Brotherhood of Mutants in exchange for the life of Professor X. Storm, the leader of the X-Men, agrees to let the Brotherhood go free. Then, we see the bloodied body of Kitty Pryde on the floor.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, Mystique gives the X-Men an ultimatum in order to save the life of Professor X. Photo/Marvel Comics.

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ROGUE SAVES COLOSSUS, SHE IS TURNED INTO STONE

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #179, Rogue helps resurrect Colossus from the attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Kitty Pryde has to marry Caliban the Morlock. However, she gives her word to no longer resist her promise and marry Caliban if the Healer can help resurrect Colossus. Kitty’s plan is for Rogue to absorb Colossus’ powers and for the Morlock healer to heal Colossus wounds as he becomes human.

Rogue agrees to Kitty’s plan. She begins to absorb Colossus’ powers enduring unimaginable pain. As Colossus reverts to his human form, “he has seconds to live.”2 Immediately, the Healer heals his wounds. Once the process is complete, Rogue has been turned into a statue. Storm laments that Rogue may have finally earned her place with the X-Men. In the end, Kitty is released from her promise and no longer has to marry Caliban nor live with the Morlocks.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #179, Rogue helps resurrect Colossus from the attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 177 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 178 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 179 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Uncanny X-Men #177.
  2. Uncanny X-Men #179.