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Back in the Day Part 4 - The Power of Storm

posted Sep 7, 2015, 7:22 AM by Anjuan Simmons
This is the fourth part in a series chronicling the posts I made as a college student. I clearly had a strong interest in Ororo Munroe, the mutant known as Storm.

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From: anj...@mail.utexas.edu (Anjuan Rey Simmons)
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Subject: The Power of Storm
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 11:32:24 -0600
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   Hello, all.  I thought I would post a few thoughts about Ororo.  She
seems to be one the most underused characters in the history of the X-Men
for someone of her power.  You would think someone who could control the
elements can be used for more than just an occasional lightning bolt or
air lift.
   Let's look at a little mythology.  In nearly all the pantheons the
concept that was given the most attention was the force of nature.  Many
of the "All Fathers" of the myths of various cultures had control over
nature.  Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, could hurl powerful thunderbolts
and was associated the earth and sky.  The mighty Thor from Norse
Mythology was also known for his control over the weather.  Similar
examples can be found in many other mythological pantheons (which I could
go into had I my reference material at hand).
   I'm not saying Storm has been ignored.  There was a time when she was a
very well explored character (she was and still is leader of a team of
X-Men).  However, lately she seems to have fallen off a little.  I'm not
an expert on the history of the X-Men so perhaps my view can be
contradicted by someone else (a discussion which I welcome).  It's just
that it seems that so many facets of her as a character can be explored. 
Well, thanks for the time.

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