Storm • PL 11
- Ororo Munroe
STR 1, STA 3, AGL 3, DEX 4, FGT 8, INT 0, AWE 3, PRE 4
Weather Control: Environment 8 (1 mile radius, 4 ranks of effect), Dynamic, Limited to when outdoors, Selective (choose effects) • 33 points
- DAE Lightning: Ranged Damage 11, Indirect 4 • 2 points
AE Tornado: 120' × 120' Cylinder Area Move Object 10 • 1 point
DAE Wind Blast: 120' × 500' Line Area Move Object 6, Limited to Push • 2 point
Wind Riding: Flight 6 (120 mph) • 12 points
Benefit 2 (Queen of Wakanda), Burglar (Sleight of Hand), Connected, Defensive Roll 3, Equipment 1, Extraordinary Effort, Languages (English, Kenyan, Russian), Leadership
Acrobatics 3 (+6), Athletics 4 (+5), Deception 0 (+4), Insight 4 (+7), Intimidation 3 (+7), Perception 4 (+7), Persuasion 4 (+8), Ranged Combat: Weather 6 (+10), Sleight of Hand 8 (+12) [Burglar], Stealth 6 (+10).
Lightning +10 (Damage 11), Unarmed +7 (Damage 1)
Parry 10, Dodge 12, Fort 3, Will 6, Toughness 6/3*
* without Defensive Roll
Abilities 50 + Powers 48 + Advantages 10 + Skills 21 + Defenses 14 = Total 143 points
Accident: Storm’s mood may trigger her weather control; using her powers on a large scale can have unintended side effects on nearby weather patterns.
Phobia: Storm is claustrophobic.
Prejudice: Storm is a mutant. They’re hated and feared.
Responsibility: As one of the leaders of the X-Men and mutants in general.
Storm’s grown a lot over the years, but I can still recognize her. We’re introduced to her as a somewhat naive primitive weather “goddess” with both an unshakable moral compass and a streak of badassery, and she’s grown into a leader and hero. She’s the X-Man I most buy as an Avenger.
I don’t buy her as part of the Fantastic Four. Pairing her up with the Black Panther struck me as both racist and sexist. Why her? Because she’s black. Depict her as a full partner to her husband? Hell no; we’ll pull her out of books and not use her at all. I can more readily see Ororo punching T’challa in the face than kissing him. For purposes of my campaign, their marriage is in trouble from day one, with Ororo struggling to keep her vows in the face of a husband who clearly things of her as nothing more than a fashion accessory.
Cyclops is the brains of the X-Men; Storm is the heart. When she leads, the team follows because they love her and she loves them.