Should Storm have an Arch-Nemesis again?

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#1 Posted by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

It seems, Storm, at the height of her popularity had many elements that made her character different, and arguably better. Major one being that she actually had rivals, supporting characters, and Storm-specific villains. I feel these characters are needed to bring out the rawness and edge of Ororo, so we can continue to see what she is made of. Christopher Yost understood this. In World's Apart, The Dora Milaje, were Black Panther's private body guards, who most of the time, don't really rival Storm much. But in this specific story, Yost brought out close feelings that changed the game and challenged Ororo. The fight with Marrow also brought out the rivalry and drive that Storm readers look for.

In the past Storm has shown great challenge against certain antagonists, yet they don't seem to bother her long after..

1. Callisto- Conformed/Not a villain anymore.

2. The White Queen/Emma- Conformed/ Not exactly a villain anymore.

3. Shadow King- Defeated & Not exactly a Storm-specific villain anymore. He also rivals Xavier and Psylocke

4. Cyclops- Even though Cyclops is a 'villain' now, Wolverine has taken up the mantle of being Cyclops' main challenger. Wolverine has also taken over a few of Storm's roles in X-men. So Cyclops doesn't count as much anymore.

Some would argue that Storm has been replaced as a main character and became a supporting character. (Which I hope not...)

Do you believe Storm needs a rival character that challenges her? All things considered, who would you recommend and why?

Or do you believe Marvel has enough characters and doesn't need one?

Or do you believe she already has one but currently isn't being utilized well enough?

#2 Posted by Lord Shiva (794 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought Claremont wanted Mystique to be Storm's Arch-Nemesis.

#3 Posted by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lord Shiva said:

I always thought Claremont wanted Mystique to be Storm's Arch-Nemesis.

It seemed that way. Didn't it? Even X-men Evo made it seem that way. IMO, I think Mystique gets under Rogue's skin more than she does Storm's, IMO.

#4 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

She already has an archnemesis, an army of them, her fans.

#5 Edited by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar said:

She already has an archnemesis, an army of them, her fans.

Anyways

Back on topic...

#6 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4601 posts) - - Show Bio

Every popular character should have a Arch-Nemesis. Nightwing, Red Hood, Scarlet Spider, Gambit, Storm, X23, Beast, Superior SpOCK, Vision, Hellboy, Spawn, etc and etc... DEADPOOL

I just personally find it fun. In a sick twisted way. It is interesting for me a villain with a history with the protagonist.

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#7 Edited by kiss_lamia (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur: It will have to be either an old still major villain like shadow king who has history with storm or someone completely new mainly coz emma & callisto are her team mates now and those rivalries are kinda over. I mean callisto and her could have a friendly rivalry trying to out do eachother in feats or something to show of the leadership skills but i don't think it will be against eachother anymore in a sense of violence like the old days.

#8 Posted by jhazzroucher (15062 posts) - - Show Bio

Magneto - But he is already a superhero.

Shadow King - can be considered her arch-nemesis and Yost impressed me on how he made Shadow King an interesting opponent of Storm

Garokk - I don't know where he is right now.

Mikhail Rasputin - where is he?

Belasco - an interesting opponent for Storm

#9 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

#10 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

No

#11 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

I could support this.lol

#12 Posted by jhazzroucher (15062 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

I'm no longer a fan of Candra because SK is more powerful than her.

How about Morlun and Kierrok?

#13 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

I'm no longer a fan of Candra because SK is more powerful than her.

How about Morlun and Kierrok?

No Morlun. NO. That'd be too much B.S. for one arc

#14 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

I could support this.lol

I liked them a lot. I don't think they are a sufficient match for Storm's team without Spiral though. If they had say:

- Selene to replace Spiral

- Tempo from the MLF

- An evil version of Omega Sentinel

That could be a very tough but interesting match for team XX.

#15 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

I could support this.lol

I liked them a lot. I don't think they are a sufficient match for Storm's team without Spiral though. If they had say:

- Selene to replace Spiral

- Tempo from the MLF

- An evil version of Omega Sentinel

That could be a very tough but interesting match for team XX.

I would love this...........and I'm really interested in seeing how Rachel's powers are handled, for some reason

#16 Posted by jhazzroucher (15062 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

I could support this.lol

I liked them a lot. I don't think they are a sufficient match for Storm's team without Spiral though. If they had say:

- Selene to replace Spiral

- Tempo from the MLF

- An evil version of Omega Sentinel

That could be a very tough but interesting match for team XX.

Evil Sisterhood as Storm's opponents? how many members should it be then?

#17 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

All the women

#18 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@jhazzroucher said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

I'm no longer a fan of Candra because SK is more powerful than her.

How about Morlun and Kierrok?

Why does it matter that Shadow King is more powerfu;? And that could really be determined by how you deinfe power. Candra is a very powerful and adept telekinetic (able ro rewrite genes to give AND remove powers), has created fire, and can control minds as disciplined and strong as Cyclops. I don' think she would present any less a threat TBH.

Morlun would need PIS to be a match for Storm. He is strong but has been defeated by Spider-Man. And from what I was told his portrayal in the Black Panther "Totem-Eater" story arc his level of durability was PIS.

Kierrok...maybe. I haven't seen him since Storm destroyed the cairn back in classic Uncanny. I don't see WHY they would be arch-enemies though.

#19 Posted by jhazzroucher (15062 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

She did have some good potential ones that I think they could bring back. Besides Shadow King (and Mystique, Caliisto and Emma at one point) I liked Candra as a nemesis for Storm. She was very powerful (Telekinesis, displayed the ability to create flames and control minds as well and was immortal). Deluge could have also been a good arch-nemesis for Ororo based on his high level of energy manipulation, and defeating her and the other fledgling Jean, Cyclops and Beast. But I would love to see a new character created to be Storm's nemesis. With today's villains there aren't really any that she wouldn't stomp or that would likely stomp her.

A new version of the Sisterhood would be interesting as enemies for Storm's XX team.

I'm no longer a fan of Candra because SK is more powerful than her.

How about Morlun and Kierrok?

Why does it matter that Shadow King is more powerfu;? And that could really be determined by how you deinfe power. Candra is a very powerful and adept telekinetic (able ro rewrite genes to give AND remove powers), has created fire, and can control minds as disciplined and strong as Cyclops. I don' think she would present any less a threat TBH.

Morlun would need PIS to be a match for Storm. He is strong but has been defeated by Spider-Man. And from what I was told his portrayal in the Black Panther "Totem-Eater" story arc his level of durability was PIS.

Kierrok...maybe. I haven't seen him since Storm destroyed the cairn back in classic Uncanny. I don't see WHY they would be arch-enemies though.

I see. I didn;t know she is a telekinetic. thanks for the info.

I think Kierrok would be an awesome opponent for Storm.

#20 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

#21 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

I'm happy about that...........no echo means I get to see raw talent.lol

#22 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

I'm happy about that...........no echo means I get to see raw talent.lol

Yes! I am hoping Wood pays homage to Jean and have Rachel match her level of TP/TK. I am getting the feeling that Betsy's TK will not be revisited given Rachel being on the team.

#23 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

I'm happy about that...........no echo means I get to see raw talent.lol

Yes! I am hoping Wood pays homage to Jean and have Rachel match her level of TP/TK. I am getting the feeling that Betsy's TK will not be revisited given Rachel being on the team.

EXACTLY!! And Betsy is gonna have various tk weapons, so I think Rachel is going to be the traditionalist of the group

#24 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

I'm happy about that...........no echo means I get to see raw talent.lol

Yes! I am hoping Wood pays homage to Jean and have Rachel match her level of TP/TK. I am getting the feeling that Betsy's TK will not be revisited given Rachel being on the team.

EXACTLY!! And Betsy is gonna have various tk weapons, so I think Rachel is going to be the traditionalist of the group

That would be cool. Betsy's TK blade was bad-a$$. And it takes her back and more in line with the original combat concept for her with psi-weapons vs being the traditional TK user. With Storm we still need to see Wood's take on her powers and her effectiveness in combat. I want to kn ow if he will let Storm wear her "many hats" in the XX book.

#25 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

I'm happy about that...........no echo means I get to see raw talent.lol

Yes! I am hoping Wood pays homage to Jean and have Rachel match her level of TP/TK. I am getting the feeling that Betsy's TK will not be revisited given Rachel being on the team.

EXACTLY!! And Betsy is gonna have various tk weapons, so I think Rachel is going to be the traditionalist of the group

That would be cool. Betsy's TK blade was bad-a$$. And it takes her back and more in line with the original combat concept for her with psi-weapons vs being the traditional TK user. With Storm we still need to see Wood's take on her powers and her effectiveness in combat. I want to kn ow if he will let Storm wear her "many hats" in the XX book.

I wanna see her brawl someone with the mohawk.....it would just look better.lol

And Betsy's tk weapons should be fun. Kinda like tk star wars sh*t or somethin.

#26 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30: If pafs are back, then I want to see some fun Jubilee fights...

#27 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

I'm happy about that...........no echo means I get to see raw talent.lol

Yes! I am hoping Wood pays homage to Jean and have Rachel match her level of TP/TK. I am getting the feeling that Betsy's TK will not be revisited given Rachel being on the team.

EXACTLY!! And Betsy is gonna have various tk weapons, so I think Rachel is going to be the traditionalist of the group

That would be cool. Betsy's TK blade was bad-a$$. And it takes her back and more in line with the original combat concept for her with psi-weapons vs being the traditional TK user. With Storm we still need to see Wood's take on her powers and her effectiveness in combat. I want to kn ow if he will let Storm wear her "many hats" in the XX book.

I wanna see her brawl someone with the mohawk.....it would just look better.lol

And Betsy's tk weapons should be fun. Kinda like tk star wars sh*t or somethin.

Exactly. I LOVE when we get to see Ororo go h2h. I want the full mix, like what we got from Yost in WAP. We got to see her raw power, refined element control, h2h, skills as a thief, creative thinking as a tactician, TP defenses, strength of spirit (loved her talking back to Bast) and her ability to push herself HARD and as far as she could to win (like she did during Khan's invasion).

A step up for Psylocke is to have more than just a TP/TK sword or knife. I'd like to see tk shurikens, tsais, nunchaku, bo staff, etc. I think that will keep her powers intersting. I am hoping the PAF's lol...are back. She had them on Dodson's cover. I also want to see her vamp abilties expanded on as well. I find the potential vamp powers a lot more interesting than her traditional mutant powers.

#28 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

I'm happy about that...........no echo means I get to see raw talent.lol

Yes! I am hoping Wood pays homage to Jean and have Rachel match her level of TP/TK. I am getting the feeling that Betsy's TK will not be revisited given Rachel being on the team.

EXACTLY!! And Betsy is gonna have various tk weapons, so I think Rachel is going to be the traditionalist of the group

That would be cool. Betsy's TK blade was bad-a$$. And it takes her back and more in line with the original combat concept for her with psi-weapons vs being the traditional TK user. With Storm we still need to see Wood's take on her powers and her effectiveness in combat. I want to kn ow if he will let Storm wear her "many hats" in the XX book.

I wanna see her brawl someone with the mohawk.....it would just look better.lol

And Betsy's tk weapons should be fun. Kinda like tk star wars sh*t or somethin.

Exactly. I LOVE when we get to see Ororo go h2h. I want the full mix, like what we got from Yost in WAP. We got to see her raw power, refined element control, h2h, skills as a thief, creative thinking as a tactician, TP defenses, strength of spirit (loved her talking back to Bast) and her ability to push herself HARD and as far as she could to win (like she did during Khan's invasion).

A step up for Psylocke is to have more than just a TP/TK sword or knife. I'd like to see tk shurikens, tsais, nunchaku, bo staff, etc. I think that will keep her powers intersting. I am hoping the PAF's lol...are back. She had them on Dodson's cover. I also want to see her vamp abilties expanded on as well. I find the potential vamp powers a lot more interesting than her traditional mutant powers.

Yes. And with this new hair/outfit look, she'd definitely give me some "Blade" excitement. The fact that he said he has plans with Psylocke and Jubilee's powers lets me know that he plans on serving up more action this time around. I wonder how he'll touch on the Cyclops drama? I'm seriously grateful for this year.lol

The vamp powers haven't been shown nearly enough, and he said that he's going to use them more as superhero abilities instead of just a weakness........so yessss

#29 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of X-Men, very few have arch-enemies, but I think Storm is one of them. An arch-enemy doesn't have to be appearing all the time, or even to attack only that sole hero, the main ingredient is that they have a personal connection to the hero, and when the two do lock horns, it's something unique to them alone. 
 
Cyclops: Mister Sinister 
Storm: Shadow King 
Professor Xavier: Magneto 
Wolverine: Sabretooth 
Longshot: Mojo  
Cable: Apocalypse 
 
Give or take maybe three that I'm overlooking. Archenemies amongst the X-Men aren't terribly common. 

#30 Posted by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

@Yung ANcient One: All those characters you named off don't have rivals? Wow! I had no idea. You are right tho, once a character reaches a certain level, they deserve a villain who completes them in a way. & OMG-- Could you imagine if Deadpool had an arch-nemesis just as insane as he is? It would be Crazy!! And it would be cool if Lady Deathstrike was X-23's arch-nemesis.

@THUNDERBOLT30: OMG- I love, love-- Love Selene. Such an underrated villain!! I think she would be an interesting rival for Storm or maybe Emma... OMG-- What if Wood wrote Selene and Madylene P?? Couldn't ya just die?

@jhazzroucher: I am not sure I know of Candra... I'd have to look her up. :<

#31 Edited by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur said:

@Yung ANcient One: All those characters you named off don't have rivals? Wow! I had no idea. You are right tho, once a character reaches a certain level, they deserve a villain who completes them in a way. & OMG-- Could you imagine if Deadpool had an arch-nemesis just as insane as he is? It would be Crazy!! And it would be cool if Lady Deathstrike was X-23's arch-nemesis.

@THUNDERBOLT30: OMG- I love, love-- Love Selene. Such an underrated villain!! I think she would be an interesting rival for Storm or maybe Emma... OMG-- What if Wood wrote Selene and Madylene P?? Couldn't ya just die?

@jhazzroucher: I am not sure I know of Candra... I'd have to look her up. :<

Lol...I would love for Wood to write Selene or Madelyne. Madelyne could make for a great arch-enemy for Rachel. Selene technically would as well since she has a past with Rachel, but I wouldn't mind seeing her being used as a Storm focused villainess.

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: IT should be handled well. Wood wrote her very nicely in Wolverine The X-Men Alpha and Omega. If he writers her TP as a creatviely as he did QQ's in that mini we will see some impressive feats for Rachel.

I'm happy about that...........no echo means I get to see raw talent.lol

Yes! I am hoping Wood pays homage to Jean and have Rachel match her level of TP/TK. I am getting the feeling that Betsy's TK will not be revisited given Rachel being on the team.

EXACTLY!! And Betsy is gonna have various tk weapons, so I think Rachel is going to be the traditionalist of the group

That would be cool. Betsy's TK blade was bad-a$$. And it takes her back and more in line with the original combat concept for her with psi-weapons vs being the traditional TK user. With Storm we still need to see Wood's take on her powers and her effectiveness in combat. I want to kn ow if he will let Storm wear her "many hats" in the XX book.

I wanna see her brawl someone with the mohawk.....it would just look better.lol

And Betsy's tk weapons should be fun. Kinda like tk star wars sh*t or somethin.

Exactly. I LOVE when we get to see Ororo go h2h. I want the full mix, like what we got from Yost in WAP. We got to see her raw power, refined element control, h2h, skills as a thief, creative thinking as a tactician, TP defenses, strength of spirit (loved her talking back to Bast) and her ability to push herself HARD and as far as she could to win (like she did during Khan's invasion).

A step up for Psylocke is to have more than just a TP/TK sword or knife. I'd like to see tk shurikens, tsais, nunchaku, bo staff, etc. I think that will keep her powers intersting. I am hoping the PAF's lol...are back. She had them on Dodson's cover. I also want to see her vamp abilties expanded on as well. I find the potential vamp powers a lot more interesting than her traditional mutant powers.

Yes. And with this new hair/outfit look, she'd definitely give me some "Blade" excitement. The fact that he said he has plans with Psylocke and Jubilee's powers lets me know that he plans on serving up more action this time around. I wonder how he'll touch on the Cyclops drama? I'm seriously grateful for this year.lol

The vamp powers haven't been shown nearly enough, and he said that he's going to use them more as superhero abilities instead of just a weakness........so yessss

Good. And that makes 2 of us :-). 2013 seems to hold a lot of prommise for Storm fans. Wood really has THE book on his hands. Depending on how he handles these ladies he could very wel have the unspoken "Flagship" of the x-verse under his pen. Did you read Morrison's run to get a feel for the story telling approach he is planning?

#32 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30: Dunce moment: Morrison's run on what?lol

#33 Posted by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30: Selene~ You got me on a Selene fix now.. Time to read Nercosha X and jump in the Selene forums!

#34 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30: Dunce moment: Morrison's run on what?lol

Lol...Grant Morrison's run on X-Men. I believe Wood mentioned that he would be taking this story telling approach.

#35 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur said:

@THUNDERBOLT30: Selene~ You got me on a Selene fix now.. Time to read Nercosha X and jump in the Selene forums!

Lol....Selene is BOSS! I don't see her being gone from the x-world long.

#36 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30: Dunce moment: Morrison's run on what?lol

Lol...Grant Morrison's run on X-Men. I believe Wood mentioned that he would be taking this story telling approach.

OOOOOOK!!! I remember now, and the answer is yes, I did.lol

#37 Edited by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

In terms of X-Men, very few have arch-enemies, but I think Storm is one of them. An arch-enemy doesn't have to be appearing all the time, or even to attack only that sole hero, the main ingredient is that they have a personal connection to the hero, and when the two do lock horns, it's something unique to them alone. Cyclops: Mister Sinister Storm: Shadow King Professor Xavier: Magneto Wolverine: Sabretooth Longshot: Mojo Cable: Apocalypse Give or take maybe three that I'm overlooking. Archenemies amongst the X-Men aren't terribly common.

Let's add

Rogue: Mystique or Ms.Marvel

Angel: Apocloyse

Jean: Dark Phoenix

Psylocke: Shadow King or Spiral

Emma: Sebastian Shaw

Namor: Black Panther

Shadow King, Imo, doesn't seem like a threat to Storm anymore.

#38 Posted by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@poisonfleur said:

@THUNDERBOLT30: Selene~ You got me on a Selene fix now.. Time to read Nercosha X and jump in the Selene forums!

Lol....Selene is BOSS! I don't see her being gone from the x-world long.

Homegurl is the Queen of the Damned of the Marvel Universe.

Didn't she even take out Dr.Doom and Magneto?

#39 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur: I think Shadow King would still be a threat to Storm. in UXF Betsy put him into the body of a vegetable and has his body stored in Otherword with her brother Captain Britain....but somehow I see Amahl making his way back. Storm had Bast eat him and he still somwhow survived.

#40 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur: Lol....I loved Queen of the Damned (RIP Aaliyah :-(...). I saw a scan of her beating them but I don't recall the circumstances of how she did it. Part of me thinks there would have to be some PIS involved for her to beat both of them at the same time.

#41 Posted by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30: Yes! Yes! & Yes!

1) The fact that Shadow King survived Storm's Animality is kinda whack as is. I really thought there was no coming back from that one.

2) I totally agree with you. Shadow King is bound to come back again... somehow.

3) Yes Queen of the Damned (book & movie) are great. Aaliyah.. Princess of R&B-- A Legend. One of the Best.

4) Selene is currently 'dead' right?

#42 Edited by kiss_lamia (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur: All this chit chat and no one gave a girl a heads up tsk tsk :( loool

Nah Selene not dead she's currently just not on this plane of exsistance lol

#43 Posted by PassionFlower (957 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur: Those were all some great and classic Storm stories you brought up. It would good to see her with that kind of rival again.

#44 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7261 posts) - - Show Bio

I always did like Candra.

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#45 Posted by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

@kiss_lamia said:

@poisonfleur: All this chit chat and no one gave a girl a heads up tsk tsk :( loool

Nah Selene not dead she's currently just not on this plane of exsistance lol

Psshhhahhaaa!! LMAO That explanation made me laugh.

It's like.. Jean isn't dead.. She is just in a coffin... with no pulse... and no Phoenix... Her past self is back! :D LOL

@PassionFlower: Right, Currently it seems like Black Panther is Storm's Rivial.. And I am not sure how I feel about that. (But she totally beat that @$$ in AvX! =D )

Can Storm get a Whoop Whoop!?

#46 Posted by kiss_lamia (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur: ROFL :P well its a bit different with Selene, if you think about it Blink was going to summon her back into our reality so she can't be dead dead! i think shes just in another realm.

#47 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@White Mage: I only read a few issues. What did you think of his run over all? It is something that you think would be a good way to approach telling stories with Storm's team?

#48 Posted by PassionFlower (957 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur said:

@kiss_lamia said:

@poisonfleur: All this chit chat and no one gave a girl a heads up tsk tsk :( loool

Nah Selene not dead she's currently just not on this plane of exsistance lol

Psshhhahhaaa!! LMAO That explanation made me laugh.

It's like.. Jean isn't dead.. She is just in a coffin... with no pulse... and no Phoenix... Her past self is back! :D LOL

@PassionFlower: Right, Currently it seems like Black Panther is Storm's Rivial.. And I am not sure how I feel about that. (But she totally beat that @$$ in AvX! =D )

Can Storm get a Whoop Whoop!?

Lol, it looked like it might head in that direction for a moment but I kind of feel they are in a good place right now--but if he gets with that cray-ass Black Swan that could be some fire works.

#49 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: I only read a few issues. What did you think of his run over all? It is something that you think would be a good way to approach telling stories with Storm's team?

Yeah. he covered a lot of drama in addition to some nice action sequences. I think that this blended approach would do nicely.....as long as it remains BLENDED.....

#50 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

@White Mage said:

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@White Mage: I only read a few issues. What did you think of his run over all? It is something that you think would be a good way to approach telling stories with Storm's team?

Yeah. he covered a lot of drama in addition to some nice action sequences. I think that this blended approach would do nicely.....as long as it remains BLENDED.....

Good. When Wood mentioned he would take the Planetary story telling apporahc for his origina run on X-Men I was not sure what he meant, but was told that it would be REALLY good if he did it that way....and it was. And quadroople agrred on the BLENDED. I liked Wood's X-Men but his empahsis on the team drama, which was good, definitely highlighted the lack of action, and this book needs to remind the x-verse and beyond WHY these are the BADDEST beezies of the X-Men.

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