10 Cool Facts You Never Knew About X-Men Storm
9. SHE BEGAN LIFE AS AN EGYPTIAN THIEF
Like so many superheroes, Ororo Munroe is an orphan. Her parents moved with her to Cairo when she was an infant, but died there during the Arab-Israeli conflict when she was only five. Left to fend for herself, she became a thief for Achmed El-Gibar (sort of an Egyptian Fagan with a gang of street urchins). This is where she learned some of the skills that we see her use on X-Men missions, including her stealth, pick pocketing skills (obviously), some of her fighting abilities, and some all around badassery.
She originally met Professor X around this time, when she tried to pick his pocket! We’ll be seeing a little of this in the upcoming film, as we’ve already seen glimpses of Cairo scenes. It will be fascinating to see how Ororo’s origins are adapted – perhaps even with that pickpocketing scene.