Storm's worthy foes

Okay, so Storm doesn't get along with Callisto or Mystique, (Last time I checked) and she certainly doesn't get along with the Shadow King! But I think she needs a true nemesis! Someone who can either ward off her powers or outmatch them in some way. Yes I know it's been done to death for many other characters but it might give her some much needed character development and mke her a much more sympathetic character!

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Posted by JediXMan

I always saw Shadow King as her nemesis.

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Posted by Westlife
@info nation: Ultimate storm has Yuriko
Posted by Renchamp

I'd also go with the Shadow King. The dude knew her personally. He never passes up a chance to plot against her and the team.

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Posted by Osiris1428

She needs someone who can match her in physical power. Really another female. I swear she wouldn't have any shortage of villains in DC. I think they would have really showed up "the house of ideas" when it comes to building this character. @Slight has some great ideas in Storm's fan page here on Comicvine.

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

They (DC) have just as hard a time finding worthy/decent foes for their female leads as well, it's one of the reasons Wonder Woman has a hard time keeping a title :( 
Being on a team doesn't give the creative team much room to make her a personalized opponent.  I think she needs somebody more her equal, Callisto could have been good if she had more going for her........Moonstone could be a good opponent for her.

Posted by riri4life

^^^ "Storm's fan page" .............lol
 
Yeah Shadow King has been one of her main enemies, but in all actuality....No creature is truely worthy of the GODDESS! ;P 

Posted by The Stegman

An accurate weather man?

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Posted by Roddy010
@AgeofHurricane said:
I liked Candra
I did too she would have been the prefect villain for Ororo...
Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

I'd say she shares Shadow King with Prof. X to a certain extent but I don't think a character should just be created to be her arch nemesis. 
 
Maybe I'd list Emma Frost as the White Queen.  
 
I thought Candra sucked, though.

Posted by Aqua11500

Shadow King  
Candra 
Mystique 
White Queen(Storm still doesn't too much care for Frost) 
Andre De ruyters

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

I'm not really clear on why the Shadow King specifically targets her, though. For all intents and purposes, she's a normal person with superhuman powers - not really like Charles whose ideology clashed with what Shadow King believed.

Posted by Aqua11500
@PhoenixoftheTides said:
I'm not really clear on why the Shadow King specifically targets her, though. For all intents and purposes, she's a normal person with superhuman powers - not really like Charles whose ideology clashed with what Shadow King believed.
He wants her powers over the the elements to take over Africa and rule it with a iron fist.....then the world!  
Farouk claims that Ororo " was promised to him" 
 
Storm isn't just your average "superhuman",shes a vastly powerful mutant with the powers of a  true goddess. weather manipulation =epic win,massive chaos and destruction 
 for him.Besides he still spites Storm for turning against him as a young girl supposedly running off during his fight with Xavier   >_>
Posted by info nation
@Roddy010: Hmmm, that could work! Candra is powerful, long-lived, persistant, and WAY too proud to EVER admit Storm could equal her in any way!
Posted by THUNDERBOLT30

This is a good point and a much needed addition to Ororo's development as a character. Shadow King is a good choice (loved him in WAP) and has a history with Storm since she was a child but is too predictable of a choice, Candra was powerful and could have been an option if she were alive, and Callisto was cool  but they are friends (at least from their last interaction), and I really liked Khan and I hope they bring him back ( I doubt he is dead). He was stated to be Storm's equal, at least physically and mentally, and there is some potential for good stories if he returns for revenge on Ororo.  
 
I'd like to see a nemesis with powers who is as powerful or slightly more powerful than Storm, and someone she could fight in h2h.....kind of like how Sabretooth was to Wolverine and Shadow King is to Xavier, but it's hard to think of an existing villain that is more equal to her....either they would annihilate her or Storm would utterly annihilate them. I'd like an opponent for her that has either an elemental power or has powerful magic (so she has to explore that part of her heritage :-) ) so they would be a match for her with power, has formidable h2h skills to be a challenge for her (i.e. - Khan and Callisto), and is a cunning opponent who is intelligent to match how she thinks (i.e. - Khan). 

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@Aqua11500 said:

@PhoenixoftheTides said:

I'm not really clear on why the Shadow King specifically targets her, though. For all intents and purposes, she's a normal person with superhuman powers - not really like Charles whose ideology clashed with what Shadow King believed.
He wants her powers over the the elements to take over Africa and rule it with a iron fist.....then the world!  Farouk claims that Ororo " was promised to him"  Storm isn't just your average "superhuman",shes a vastly powerful mutant with the powers of a  true goddess. weather manipulation =epic win,massive chaos and destruction  for him.Besides he still spites Storm for turning against him as a young girl supposedly running off during his fight with Xavier   >_>
Well, in the long run, there are many more powerful superhumans in the Marvel universe, so I don't really put her in Goddess category. Especially since she isn't one and in the marvel Universe, there are real goddesses :P. She's powerful for a mutant, though, considering the majority of mutants in their reality are not that powerful. That's probably why Shadow King never got farther - concentrating on personal grudges doesn't seem that productive lol. 
 
I don't think she attracts that many archenemies. She's pretty self-contained for the most part, and doesn't really get involved in adventures outside of the X-Men.
Posted by Aqua11500
@PhoenixoftheTides:  How dare you insult The All Goddess! 
 
Ororo is our tribal savior and Goddess of the Winds and living Lightning!!!!!!!! 
 
lol j/k 
 
but yeah thats his problem 
 
Amahl Farouk=Grudges 
 
and in particular he has heavy grudges against Charles and Ororo specifically.BTW we cant say Storm wouldn't attact many arch-enemies,we've never given her a chance at a solo series,or should i say Marvel hasn't. -_-
Posted by Edamame
@THUNDERBOLT30 said:
 I'd like to see a nemesis with powers who is as powerful or slightly more powerful than Storm, and someone she could fight in h2h.....kind of like how Sabretooth was to Wolverine and Shadow King is to Xavier, but it's hard to think of an existing villain that is more equal to her....either they would annihilate her or Storm would utterly annihilate them. I'd like an opponent for her that has either an elemental power or has powerful magic (so she has to explore that part of her heritage :-) ) so they would be a match for her with power, has formidable h2h skills to be a challenge for her (i.e. - Khan and Callisto), and is a cunning opponent who is intelligent to match how she thinks (i.e. - Khan). 
Such as Selene?
Posted by Amegashita
@Osiris1428 said:
She needs someone who can match her in physical power. Really another female. I swear she wouldn't have any shortage of villains in DC. I think they would have really showed up "the house of ideas" when it comes to building this character.
  LOL, DC and original ideas?  When was this again? 
Posted by Osiris1428
@Amegashita said:
@Osiris1428 said:
She needs someone who can match her in physical power. Really another female. I swear she wouldn't have any shortage of villains in DC. I think they would have really showed up "the house of ideas" when it comes to building this character.
  LOL, DC and original ideas?  When was this again? 
That DC reboot is looking more and more attractive. To me at least, and I usually stay the hell away from DC. They aren't very colorful so to speak. But this reboot seems to change that. 
 
 
Away, what about Dracula? Storm was bite once and there is still somewhat of a connection. I really see her having to move toward learning magic, because that takes her into another realm and to me closes a gaping plot thread.
Posted by THUNDERBOLT30
@Edamame said:


                    @THUNDERBOLT30 said:
 I'd like to see a nemesis with powers who is as powerful or slightly more powerful than Storm, and someone she could fight in h2h.....kind of like how Sabretooth was to Wolverine and Shadow King is to Xavier, but it's hard to think of an existing villain that is more equal to her....either they would annihilate her or Storm would utterly annihilate them. I'd like an opponent for her that has either an elemental power or has powerful magic (so she has to explore that part of her heritage :-) ) so they would be a match for her with power, has formidable h2h skills to be a challenge for her (i.e. - Khan and Callisto), and is a cunning opponent who is intelligent to match how she thinks (i.e. - Khan). 

                   

               
Such as Selene?

                   

               

Yes, Kind of. Selene is a good example for Storm if she could explore her magical heritage and see how that would stack up against a sorcerous as powerful as Selene. If it's with her elemental powers only then I'd like a nemesis character for Storm similar to powers like Crystal or Polaris but can fight like Callisto or Mystique and with a cunning mind like Mystique or Viper. Some happy medium along those lines. 
Posted by lord_oraculous016

i chose Selene.. she is similar yet very much different from Ororo.. both were worshiped as Goddesses before, but Ororo got over it and swore to protect life claimed that no living being has the right to enslave another.. Selene on the other hand sought power and played with mortal lives for thousands of years.. Selene being immortal and a powerful sorceress would be nice plot for Ororo to venture on her mystical heritage..  

Posted by AgeofHurricane
@lord_oraculous016 said:
i chose Selene.. she is similar yet very much different from Ororo.. both were worshiped as Goddesses before, but Ororo got over it and swore to protect life claimed that no living being has the right to enslave another.. Selene on the other hand sought power and played with mortal lives for thousands of years.. Selene being immortal and a powerful sorceress would be nice plot for Ororo to venture on her mystical heritage..  
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Posted by jhazzroucher

I think Exodus and Haven are worthy foes of Storm.

I still feel that the most exciting battle if a battle between Storm and Magneto

Posted by jhazzroucher

and I'd like to add Apocalypse too

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher said:

I think Exodus and Haven are worthy foes of Storm.

I still feel that the most exciting battle if a battle between Storm and Magneto

I don't much about Exodus and Haven, but I would think Storm and Mags would be good; however, Storm has never been shown to really be able to take him in a group, so I doubt one on one would work in her favor. Also Apocalypse at her current power set would be too much for Ororo.

Posted by poisonfleur

@AgeofHurricane: I like this too

Posted by butterflykyss

@AgeofHurricane said:

@lord_oraculous016 said:
i chose Selene.. she is similar yet very much different from Ororo.. both were worshiped as Goddesses before, but Ororo got over it and swore to protect life claimed that no living being has the right to enslave another.. Selene on the other hand sought power and played with mortal lives for thousands of years.. Selene being immortal and a powerful sorceress would be nice plot for Ororo to venture on her mystical heritage..
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this would be interesting story i think

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@AgeofHurricane said:

@lord_oraculous016 said:
i chose Selene.. she is similar yet very much different from Ororo.. both were worshiped as Goddesses before, but Ororo got over it and swore to protect life claimed that no living being has the right to enslave another.. Selene on the other hand sought power and played with mortal lives for thousands of years.. Selene being immortal and a powerful sorceress would be nice plot for Ororo to venture on her mystical heritage..
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this would be interesting story i think

I like the idea cos Storm would need to learn magic

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher: I don't really care that she explored her magic per say because I think she has so much power in regards to her primary one that she hasn't tapped into. However, if Marvel were to go in the route of exploring her magic potential, this would seem like a good place to start.

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher: I don't really care that she explored her magic per say because I think she has so much power in regards to her primary one that she hasn't tapped into. However, if Marvel were to go in the route of exploring her magic potential, this would seem like a good place to start.

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: I don't really care that she explored her magic per say because I think she has so much power in regards to her primary one that she hasn't tapped into. However, if Marvel were to go in the route of exploring her magic potential, this would seem like a good place to start.

I want her to use magic because learning magic can also help like travelling to another dimension

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: I don't really care that she explored her magic per say because I think she has so much power in regards to her primary one that she hasn't tapped into. However, if Marvel were to go in the route of exploring her magic potential, this would seem like a good place to start.

I want her to use magic because learning magic can also help like travelling to another dimension

her power would be endless if she tapped into magic i think..

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: I don't really care that she explored her magic per say because I think she has so much power in regards to her primary one that she hasn't tapped into. However, if Marvel were to go in the route of exploring her magic potential, this would seem like a good place to start.

I want her to use magic because learning magic can also help like travelling to another dimension

her power would be endless if she tapped into magic i think..

If that's the mystical power of cytorrak then yes. : )

I'd like Storm vs Juggernaut too

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: I don't really care that she explored her magic per say because I think she has so much power in regards to her primary one that she hasn't tapped into. However, if Marvel were to go in the route of exploring her magic potential, this would seem like a good place to start.

I want her to use magic because learning magic can also help like travelling to another dimension

her power would be endless if she tapped into magic i think..

If that's the mystical power of cytorrak then yes. : )

I'd like Storm vs Juggernaut too

i dont think there is much storm can do to jugs at her current level u?

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: I don't really care that she explored her magic per say because I think she has so much power in regards to her primary one that she hasn't tapped into. However, if Marvel were to go in the route of exploring her magic potential, this would seem like a good place to start.

I want her to use magic because learning magic can also help like travelling to another dimension

her power would be endless if she tapped into magic i think..

If that's the mystical power of cytorrak then yes. : )

I'd like Storm vs Juggernaut too

i dont think there is much storm can do to jugs at her current level u?

Yes there is and in a variety of ways.

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher: such as what???

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: such as what???

make him dizzy as he's being spun by a tornado, blow him with her powerful wind bursts. air pressure, summon thunder to hurt his ears., etc there are just a lot.

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: such as what???

make him dizzy as he's being spun by a tornado, blow him with her powerful wind bursts. air pressure, summon thunder to hurt his ears., etc there are just a lot.

he is unstoppable when it comes to his strength. i don't think a tornado would move him unless you have scans??

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: such as what???

make him dizzy as he's being spun by a tornado, blow him with her powerful wind bursts. air pressure, summon thunder to hurt his ears., etc there are just a lot.

he is unstoppable when it comes to his strength. i don't think a tornado would move him unless you have scans??

the winds will pull out the ground where Juggernaut is standing. That should be easy to imagine

Edited by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: such as what???

make him dizzy as he's being spun by a tornado, blow him with her powerful wind bursts. air pressure, summon thunder to hurt his ears., etc there are just a lot.

he is unstoppable when it comes to his strength. i don't think a tornado would move him unless you have scans??

the winds will pull out the ground where Juggernaut is standing. That should be easy to imagine

no that doesn't make any sense Jhazz, how will the wind pull the ground from under jugs??

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: such as what???

make him dizzy as he's being spun by a tornado, blow him with her powerful wind bursts. air pressure, summon thunder to hurt his ears., etc there are just a lot.

he is unstoppable when it comes to his strength. i don't think a tornado would move him unless you have scans??

the winds will pull out the ground where Juggernaut is standing. That should be easy to imagine

no that doesn't make any sense Jhazz, how will the wind pull the ground from under jugs??

If wind doesn't make sense, then lightning will do

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher: perhaps but it would only slow him down at best

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: perhaps but it would only slow him down at best

strike the ground with lightning so it would crack and then Storm uses her winds to lift up the ground and then summon a tornado to make Juggy spin`

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: perhaps but it would only slow him down at best

strike the ground with lightning so it would crack and then Storm uses her winds to lift up the ground and then summon a tornado to make Juggy spin`

oooh. i don't know about this jhazz... if you can get someone like thunder to support you I will concur :)

Posted by jhazzroucher

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: perhaps but it would only slow him down at best

strike the ground with lightning so it would crack and then Storm uses her winds to lift up the ground and then summon a tornado to make Juggy spin`

oooh. i don't know about this jhazz... if you can get someone like thunder to support you I will concur :)

It's ok. It only means I know how Storm's powers work. heheheehe :)

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@butterflykyss said:

@jhazzroucher: perhaps but it would only slow him down at best

strike the ground with lightning so it would crack and then Storm uses her winds to lift up the ground and then summon a tornado to make Juggy spin`

oooh. i don't know about this jhazz... if you can get someone like thunder to support you I will concur :)

It's ok. It only means I know how Storm's powers work. heheheehe :)

show me a scan of her doing something like that my fellow raindrop please :) and i might concur with you on this.