So way back when I was in my early 20s and waiting tables in a Mexican restaurant, I had this friend Mike. Mike was a lot of fun to work with and we were always joking around, and it was strictly platonic (since he batted for the other team) so there was no fraternizing going on.
Anyway, I mention Mike because he introduced me to the X-Men comics. This was way before the films came out and I hadn't heard of X-Men at all. Well, Mike knew everything about the Charles Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, and he enlightened me. We would hang out in the side stations looking at comics and I was getting the low down on all of them--while we were supposed to be waiting tables, mind you. LOL... customers can wait. ;)
So in honor of my old friend Mike, and the letter X, I give you my fave character from the X-Men:
STORM! yep, she's just way cool. If I could conjure up some powers, I think having the weather at my beckon call would be pretty darn awesome. Descended from a long line of African witch-priestesses with white hair and blue eyes, Storm was originally born in Harlem, NY as Ororo. She was orphaned after moving to Cairo when a plane hit her home and killed her parents. She grew up on the streets and lived as a thief before Professor X (aka Charles Xavier found her.) Strong and serene, Storm learns to control her ability to manipulate the weather, and because there is a negative to every positive, if she doesn't control it just the right way, she can throw off the natural balance of the earth.
She can control the temperature of the environment, all forms of rain, humidity and moisture, lightning and other electromagnetic phenomona. She can also conjure up tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, and hurricanes, even mist!
As far as super powers go, I'm imagining that by controlling the weather, you'd feel pretty goddess-like.
How about you? Who's your fave from X-Men? Please share....