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  • Broken Base: Storm and Black Panther's marriage. One part of the fandom absolutely loved the idea of wedding Marvel's two oldest and most famous African superheroes and were saddened when they broke up. An equally avid hatedom despised the idea, citing it as a case of Strangled by the Red String (as explained under its entry) and reeking of tokenism, and were ecstatic (or at least thought it was the most natural result) when the two of them later divorced after the Avengers vs X-Men event and she made it plain afterwards that it was over.
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  • Creator's Pet: Chris Claremont really, really, really likes Storm. Not that this is necessarily bad. Just that it's incredibly noticeable.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: She's one of the most prominent and popular black superheroes of all time, and Marvel's most prominent female superhero.
  • Escapist Character: One of the most overtly escapist in the entire X-Men mythos. She has won the Superpower Lottery; her powers over the weather make her easily one of the most powerful X-Men. She is also worshipped as a goddess, has incredible skills in both unarmed combat and thieving, led the team on several occasions, and is heart-stoppingly gorgeous. She keeps attracting lovers and admirers of both genders, and even some of her enemies want her.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Her and Logan. Fans of the pairing cite that Opposites Attract, and that her reserve and idealism would balance out his Anti-Hero tendencies, while his more earthy, passionate nature would keep her stable and grounded.
    • Ascended Fanon: One What If? issue had the X-Men long since trapped on another planet where Logan and she have a child. Likewise, X-Men: The Animated Series episode involved an alternate timeline, created by Xavier's assassination in college, where Storm and Logan were married. There was also Logan/Storm Ship Tease in the X-Men: Evolution cartoon series.
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  • Les Yay: With Callisto, her rival for leadership of the Morlocks, and Yukio, a Japanese thief.
  • My Real Daddy: Len Wein and Dave Cockrum created Storm, but it was Chris Claremont who developed the character.
  • Pandering to the Base: Storm's divorce from Black Panther following the end of the Avengers vs. X-Men event is widely seen as a present to the vocal detractors of the pairing.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: If you check the main page, you'll notice that Storm is de-emphasised or significantly reduced in power in adaptations. Realistically, with the woman who can control the weather in the team, what is the guy with laser eyes, the girl who walks through walls, the big strong metal man or even the badass immortal with claws going to contribute? The format of a serial comic book can easily accommodate an extremely powerful character within an ensemble cast; while a movie has about two hours to give every fan-favorite character their showcase moment, and a TV series can probably only spare a single episode for individual character development. Therefore, Storm will typically be pushed into the background, if only to prevent 99% of X-Men being completely overshadowed.
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  • Strangled by the Red String: Storm's marriage to Black Panther was widely seen as this by the pair's detractors. Not helping was that writer Reginald Hudlin basically built the marriage out of a two-issue cameo from Christopher Priest's run where their "romance" was treated as an unrealistic-but-cathartic childhood fantasy that would never actually work in any real way, and included Storm explicitly comparing Panther to Magneto. This was either alleviated or exacerbated (depending on your point of view) by the Storm flashback miniseries which came out around the same time and established that Storm and T'Challa did have an earlier romantic relationship when they were teenagers.
  • Theme Pairing: Thor/Storm has a substantial following due to the fact that both of them are associated with the weather. Images like thisnote  just encourages comments like "Bring on the biracial thunder babies".

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