Claremont further fleshed out Storm's backstory in The Uncanny X-Men #117 (January 1979). He retroactively added that Professor X, who recruits her in Giant Size X-Men #1 of 1975, had already met her as a child in Cairo. As Ororo grows up on the streets and becomes a proficient thief under the tutelage of master thief Achmed el-Gibar, one of her most notable victims was Charles Francis Xavier, later Professor X. He is able to use his mental powers to temporarily prevent her escape and recognizes the potential in her. However, when Xavier is attacked mentally by Amahl Farouk, the Shadow King, the two men are preoccupied enough with their battle to allow the girl to escape. Both Xavier and the Shadow King recognize Storm as the young girl later.
Ever since her inception in 1975, Storm's biography has largely stayed the same. The framework was laid first by Chris Claremont, who fleshed out her backstory in The Uncanny X-Men #102 (1976), #113 (1978) and #117 (1979). Some reinterpretations were made in 2005 and 2006, where writers Mark Sumerak and Eric Jerome Dickey, respectively, rewrote part of her early history in the miniseries Ororo: Before the Storm and Storm vol. 2.
Brain Quotes ExploreExperimentNewsQuestionsNewsletterSearchSupportHOME Scientists, musicians, poets, comedians, writers, advertisers...they allhave thoughts about the brain. Take your pick from these quotes. You mayagree with some of the quotes - you may disagree with others. All of themshould make you think! Diane Ackerman (from An Alchemy of Mind. The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain, 2004) Shaped a little like a loaf of French country bread, our brain is a crowded chemistry lab, bustling with nonstop neural conversations.Imagine the brain, that shiny mound of being, that mouse-gray parliament of cells, that dream factory, that petit tyrant inside a ball of bone, that huddle of neurons calling all the plays, that little everywhere, that fickle pleasuredome, that wrinkled wardrobe of selves stuffed into the skull like too many clothes into a gym bag. W. Ross Adey (from The Mind: Biological Approaches To ItsFunctions, 1968)I am often reminded of the image that one might just as well try to understand the sort of people that live in a city like Los Angeles by looking at the traffic patterns on the freeways, as to look at the transmission characteristics in the brain and expect to tell what sort of houses the people lived in, and whether they had Picassos on the walls or preferred the music of the Beatles.E.D. Adrian (from The Physical Background of Perception, 1947) In fact, if we are to understand ourselves better than we do now, I have no doubt that we must try to unravel all these complicated activities of the living matter in our brain. Aesop (from Aesop's Fables, The Fox and the Mask)A Fox entered the house of an actor and, rummaging through allhis properties, came upon a Mask, an admirable imitation of a human head.He placed his paws on it and said, \"What a beautiful head! Yet it is ofno value, as it entirely lacks brains.\"Aesop (from Aesop's Fables, The Fox and the Goat)The fox speaking to the goat: \"You foolish old fellow! If you had as many brains in your head as you have hairs in your beard, you would never have gone downbefore you had inspected the way up, nor have exposed yourself todangers from which you had no means of escape.\" John S. Allen (from The Lives of the Brain, 2009)The brain is truly wonderful and complex, seamlessly and apparently effortlessly able to attend to multiple tasks at the same time. However, the human brain, via religion or science, art or technology, has yet to figure itself out. John M. Allman (from Evolving Brains, 2000)Brains exist because the distribution of resources necessary for survival and the hazards that threaten survival vary in space and time.William F. Allman (from Apprentices of Wonder. Inside the NeuralNetwork Revolution, 1989)The brain is a monstrous, beautiful mess. Its billions of nervecells - called neurons - lie in a tangled web that displays cognitivepowers far exceeding any of the silicon machines we have built to mimicit.Susan Allport (from Explorers of the Black Box. The Search for theCellular Basis of Memory, 1986)Most of us have spent some time wondering how our brain works. Brainscientists spend their entire lives pondering it, looking for a way tobegin asking the question, How does the brain generate mind The brain,after all, is so complex an organ and can be approached from so manydifferent directions using so many different techniques and experimentalanimals that studying it is a little like entering a blizzard, the Casbah,a dense forest. It's easy enough to find a way in - an interestingphenomenon to study - but also very easy to get lost.American ProverbsHalf a brain is too much for him who says little.We need brain more than belly food.Brain is worth more than brawn.Where there are no brains, there is no feeling.The less the brains, the bigger the hat.You can borrow brains, but you can't borrow character.Amy (from The Big Bang Theory TV show)I study the brain, the organ reponsible for Beethoven's 5th Symphony. Bernadette studies yeast, the organism responsible for Michelob Light.Anonymous (from A. Nonny Mouse Writes Again! by J.Prelutsky, 1993)Ashes to ashesDust to dustOil those brainsBefore they rust.Anonymous (from Scientific American, \"The Printer's Song,\" Vol. 1, number 11, Nov. 27, 1845)We catch the thought, all glowing warm,As it leaves the student's brain;And place the stamp of enduring formOn Poet's airy strain.Aristotle (from De motu animalium, 4th century B.C.)The seat of the soul and the control of voluntary movement - in fact,of nervous functions in general, - are to be sought in the heart. Thebrain is an organ of minor importance.AristotleAnd of course, the brain is not responsible for any of the sensationsat all. The correct view is that the seat and source of sensation is theregion of the heart.Isaac Asimov (from the foreword to The Three-Pound Universe byJ. Hooper and D. Teresi, 1986)The human brain, then, is the most complicated organization of matterthat we know.Sir David Attenborough (from an interview with David Barrett, 'Attenborough: Children Don't Know Enough About Nature', Daily Telegraph, April 17 2011)Education is not a matter of getting facts and sowing them within brains, but that it is an attitude of mind that you teach children to find out for themselves. David Bainbridge (from The Strange Anatomy of the Brain, New Scientist, January 26, 2008.)The modern geography of the brain has a deliciously antiquated feel to it -- rather like a medieval map with the known world encircled by terra incognito where monsters roam.Dave BarryThe nuclear generator of brain sludge is television.Danielle S. Bassett and Michael S. Gazzaniga (from Understanding complexity in the human brain, Trends Cogn Sci.,15:200-209, 2011) The human mind is a complex phenomenon built on the physical scaffolding of the brain, which neuroscientific investigation continues to examine in great detail.L. Frank Baum (the \"Scarecrow\" in The Wonderful Wizard ofOz)No, indeed; I don't know anything. You see, I am stuffed, so I have no brains at all.The Beatles (from the song I'm So Tired)You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain.Sharon Begley (from In Our Messy, Reptilian Brains, Newsweek magazine, April 9, 2007)With modern parts atop old ones, the brain is like an iPod built around an eight-track cassette player.Charles Bell (from The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings, 1802)In the Brain the appearance is so peculiar, and so little capable ofillustration from other parts of the body, the surfaces are so soft, andso easily destroyed by rude dissection, and it is so difficult to followan abstract description merely, that this part of Anatomy cannot bestudied without the help of Engravings.Charles Bell (from The Idea of a New Anatomy of the Brain, 1811)All ideas originate in the brain: the operation producing them is the remote effect of an agitation or impression on the extremities of the nerves of sense; directly they are consequences of a change or operation in the proper organ of the sense which constitutes a part of the brain, and over these organs, once brought into action by external impulse, the mind has influence.Tim Berners-Lee (from Weaving The Web: the original design and ultimate destiny of the world wide web by its inventor, 1999) There are billions of neurons in our brains, but what are neurons Just cells. The brain has no knowledge until connections are made between neurons. All that we know, all that we are, comes from the way our neurons are connected.R.J.A. Berry (from Brain and Mind or The Nervous System of Man,1928)An intimate acquaintance with some of the structural features of thehuman brain is thus seen to be not only necessary to the physician, butalso to the psychologist, the educationalist, and the socialworker.Leonardo Bianchi (from The Mechanism of the Brain and the Functionof the Frontal Lobes, 1922)The brain is the great factory of thought. To it are directed all theforces of nature, forces which, for thousands of years, have beenexpending themselves upon it and impressing on it a slow and continuousmotion of evolution.Maurice Alpheus Bigelow and Ann N. Bigelow (from Introduction to Biology: An Elementary Textbook and Laboratory Guide, 1913)Nervous exhaustion from mental overwork is most often due to neglect of this rule and the brain worker should limit his regular day's work to a reasonable number of hours per day and those when the brain is at its best.Alfred Binet (from The Mind and the Brain, 1907)The force of our consciousness, the correctness of our judgments, our tempers and our characters, the state of health of our minds, and also their troubles, their weaknesses, and even their existence, are all in a state of strict dependence on the condition of our bodies, more precisely with that of our nervo