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Comics Continuity: Born in New York City, the daughter of Kenyan Princess N'Daré and an American photojournalist named David Munroe; Ororo (the name means "beauty") wandered the streets of Cairo after the death of her parents. Subsequently raised and trained as a thief by the Fagan-like Achmed El-Gíbar, Ororo (age 12) once picked a traveling Xavier's pocket. Storm, who is 5'11 with blue eyes and white hair, was worshipped as a weather goddess in her mother's homeland, Kenya, her adult home. She controls the elements of weather: rain, wind, snow, and suffers from severe claustrophobia. Over the course of continuity, Ororo has led both the X-Men and the underground Morlock Mutant colony and has been romantically linked to the inventor, Forge. (1:Giant Size X-Men 1, Len Wein/ Dave Cockrum). In the Film continuity: Storm is from Kenya. She has the same powers, though her brown eyes turn white when her powers manifest.

Tom DeSanto: Storm is the mother of the group. She's the soul of the X-Men. She's the conscious. She's the most human of the character. We took Storm from the beginning because so much of where Storm is at now is because of where she's come from. At first she was very soft and spiritual. She wasn't the strong leader who had gone through the Morlocks and had the thing with Forge which the comic fans love and I love. You cannot start a character at the end point. The Storm of today is the endpoint of that character.

Halle Berry: The beauty of Storm to me is that she's very grounded and centered. Though she creates the storm -- she's like a tornado to me -- she's the eye of the storm, calm and still. That's who she is. I just tried to bring that to her character. As she walked through life, I kept calm and steady. She was revered as a goddess so I thought she should be elegant and eloquent. Bryan provided us with the history, making sure we stayed true to who we were supposed to be. One of the really daunting things was that Storm was one of the most beloved characters, so it was a lot of pressure to live up to. I think her character is very important because little black children need to be able to go see this movie. They need to identify and other children need to go and see that they are just the same as everybody else. Not only kids. It would do a few grown ups good to get that same message. I think it's very important that this community is represented in such a powerful, eloquent way.


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