Superheroes, as a rule, will change costumes at the drop of a hat.  Creating a complete listing of Iron Man’s armors since 1963 would not only take up far too much of your time, it would look like half a dozen DIFFERENT heroes standing in a row.  Still, allowing for technology, few heroes have made as drastic a series of tonsorial decisions as the X-Man known as Storm.  Originally clad in a unique body suit/cape/thigh boots combination, the 80s brought a whole new Mister T-inspired punk ensemble, followed by a transition into a big-shoulders-big-hair 90s incarnation that bore little to no resemblance to her previous uniforms.  Ororo Munroe, it seems, likes to reinvent herself.  Of course, with that long a history and that many different attitudes on display, naturally people have developed opinions as to which is best, which leads us to today’s chameleonic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) was around 13 years of age when Storm bared her midriff and put on the leather pants, so my decision may not be entirely quantitative in nature, asking: Which Storm is your Perfect Storm: Original Storm, Punk Rock Storm or cartoon-era Shoulder-Pad Storm?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. Dan
    September 22, 2014 at 11:28 am — Reply

    mohawk storm is the only acceptable answer.

  2. Malone_hasco
    September 22, 2014 at 11:30 am — Reply

    I cant decide between original and punk rock one.

  3. September 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    I’m actually quite partial to her current costume. It takes a lot of the iconic elements from her previous looks and puts them together in an atractive but tasteful look.

    But if we’re sticking to the three options given I gotta go with puck rock look just for the pure badass-ness.

  4. September 22, 2014 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    My favorite Storm is based on her appearance during some of my favorite Storm moments.

    My two favorite periods of Storm are powerless Punk Rock Storm when she defeats Cyclops in a duel to decide who is going to be the team leader. Her ability to, as a normal human, lead a super powered team of mutants and have them fully trust her was a testament to her abilities.

    I also loved her continued leadership of the team after regaining her powers and the team is hiding out in Australia.

  5. Ian
    September 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Can’t beat the original. Loved the “wing flaps” from the cape.

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