Ororo Munroe was born in New York City to her African mother, N'Dare, and her photojournalist father, David. She moved to Cairo at an early age, and at the age of five, her parents were killed when a plane crashed into her home. Ororo managed to escape the rubble and was taken in by a small gang of street urchins and trained to survive on the streets as a thief.
In her teens, Ororo left Cairo and traveled south, more deeply into Africa. As she traveled and her mutant powers developed, she became known as the Windrider, capable of ending droughts with the wave of her hand. Her legend grew across the continent. It was during this time that she met T'Challa, the African prince of the nation of Wakanda. Storm used her powers to save T'Challa's life from the first of many mutant attacks on the prince's kingdom. Ororo spent time in Wakanda following the attack and became very close to T'Challa. T'Challa eventually asked Ororo to marry him, but she refused him.
During the subsequent years, and following the emergence of Magneto and his army of mutants across the world, Ororo decided to use her powers for the good of Africa.
With most of Africa embroiled in Mutant-Human civil wars, Ororo used her powers for peace, and after helping Kenya out of a deadly civil war, she was embraced by its people as their queen. In the months that followed, Ororo was instrumental in Magneto's victory over the rest of Africa, minus Wakanda, and was key in making sure mutants and humans escaped the conflict unscathed. After installing mutant leadership in Africa, Magneto allowed Ororo to keep her position as queen of Kenya.
Queen Ororo of Kenya has helped to turn Africa into a world power. She has made it the world's breadbasket and continues to make it a peaceful place for humans and mutants to live. Her beliefs on mutants and humans have left her at odds with Magneto, and he has attempted to take steps to rectify that by suggesting his son, Quicksilver, court her. Magneto sees the union as a next step towards world rule, while Quicksilver appears to be truly in love with Ororo. While Ororo does like Quicksilver, it is clear Ororo has some distaste for Magneto's rule and may be working secretly with T'Challa to change things on a worldwide scale.