@AgeofHurricane said:So you understand but don't agree? Okay, as most Storm fans have said, marrying the BP was probably the biggest mistake Marvel coul have done for her, whether it be deliberate or accidental, since then she's fallen out of the X-books (even though she's making little appearances these days) and into HIS books and even there she still wasn't being portrayed as the Strong Kenyan mutant weather mistress we (storm fans) know her as, so she's came back into the X-books during fractions run (but i would say she came back through Astonishing)......she did absolutely NOTHING from issues 500 onwards and he portrayed her (when he actually thought to include her in a story) as the arrogant Goddess most people think she is, she did close to nothing in second coming except for being one of the many people to find out about Scotts X-Force and then battle against the Nimrod (which ALOT of other X-Men did) and then there was the convo with Wolverine at the end of it all, even before that during the Nation x story line what was she doing!? NOTHING ! all she did was come in with fractions "we are not amused" phrase and tickle a Predator X with some lightning bolt and then she was gone, over to the BP books in Doom War we were meant to see a Storm who was furious about the current state of Wakanda and what did we see ? a little lady who cried when a she saw her loved ones getting killed off, ordinary Storm wouldn't do that, and then there's recently in the Quarantine arc, she was one of the "big-guns" that Angel called in to help the X-Men, she got some face time here and there but it wasn't as much as usually i mean did you read UXM #533?.No, it doesn't mean that I couldn't understand what he's saying, I'm just disagreeing.
@John Valentine: Your not a Storm fan which means you wouldn't understand what he meant by saying that she's underrated, i mean look at what you went on and said, if you've actually been paying attention to her in the x-books instead of being ignorant you would know what he meant, Storm fans aren't complaining about what's been happening to her since 3 years ago for no reason, its only recently that writers have been shining some light on her.
"She's constantly used in the field and used to a greater extent than many other X-characters," not really.
" Who do you think are the most underrated X-Men characters that need to be in the spotlight more often?". This is asking who people believe are the most currently underrated. Not who were a few years back. My point is that Storm shouldn't suddenly go back to her former glory having not been present in X-Books for such a long time. How could she be underrated with very little to rate her by? It's not as though she's done anything massively defining to rate her by since she's been married to T'Challa. By that logic, Kitty had been vastly overrated for the two years she was missing.
Time is complaining that up to a year ago, she wasn't being used enough. She views being underrated and underused as the same thing.
She's used more than most mutants, specifically X-Men on Utopia - true. Only maybe Scott, Wolverine, Emma, Colossus, Magneto, Angel, Namor, X-23, X-Club etc have been used more recently. Certainly more than Iceman, Dazzler, Northstar, Warpath, most New Mutants, New X-Men…..
EDIT: In Uncanny and X-Men she's had her own team within the last six months. She's constantly used by Scott in his tactics, she's on his board of advisors.
Storm's done ALOT of things that she should be rated for (it doesn't need to be right after she was married to T'challa), she took charge of the X-Men when Cyclops left waaaaaay back in in UXM #140 and has been a doing a great job since then even when she wasn't it's leader, she single handidly saved the X-Men (namely Kitty Pryde and Warren Worthington) from death at the Morlocks when she fought off Callisto even when she was severely sick herself, lets not forget the fact that somebody else already offered to fight before she did but as leader of the X-Men she knew it was her responsibility, she managed to release herself from Draculas clutches even in vampire mode (something Dracula only dreamed of) and saved the X-Men at the same time, in the X-tinction Agenda arc she gave Cyclops back his powers which helped greatly turn the tide of the battle in favour of the X-Men, she was the one that devised the plan of the X-Men "dying" in order to protect their loved ones, she was the one who saved most of New York from destruction after the explosion of Forges Aerie, she was the one who figured out the secret of the Trion and defeated them in their own dimension as well as healing the entire dimension with her powers herself, in WAP she took it upon herself to battle the X-Men's current leader Scott who self had been taken over by the SK and won to prove that she could be a Queen as well as a loyal X-Man, Storms done a lot of things over the years to grant her a place as one of its members who deserve plenty of panel time no matter what the writer, but look whats been happening.
No, she hasn't or else there would be no complaints about her under-usage, IMO she's probably being used around the same amount that those you have listed are, except for Warpath.