10 Cool Facts You Never Knew About X-Men Storm
4. HER NEW PUNK LOOK IS STRAIGHT FROM THE COMICS – AND STARTED AS A JOKE!
If you’ve seen her photos from X-Men: Apocalypse, you may have been surprised to see Storm with a mohawk, rather than her signature long white locks from the animated series (or Berry’s white crop from the earlier films). However, this look comes straight from the comics, from a time when Storm got a whole lot tougher — in looks and in attitude.
When she heads to Japan for Wolverine’s wedding (which is a whole different story!), she meets Yukio, a Ronin (masterless Samurai) who would become one of her closest friends. Yukio’s free-spirited attitude inspired her to change her look drastically. She shaved in her mohawk, switched up her flowing robes for tight leather, and got a more aggressive attitude to match.
Paul Smith, who designed this look, originally meant it as a joke. However, the editor loved it, and Storm’s mohawk lasted for quite some time. She has since gone back to a less aggressive hairstyle, but it’s incredible to see this particular look brought to life, and it’s especially fitting given that Apocalypse is set in the ’80s.