Storm Shadow II
|This article is about the female ninja. For her male predecessor, see Storm Shadow.|
Storm Shadow is a mysterious ninja working with Doctor X. The leader of the Red Shadows, formed from the remnants of the legendary Arashikage clan, Storm Shadow acts as the bad doctor's bodyguard and second-in-command. However, her real identity and history are unknown.
Unlike Doctor X, she really doesn't like Action Man.
When Mercy Gale was revealed as Doctor X and the Chateau was devastated, Storm Shadow and her ninja entourage rendezvoused with Gale in an airship. When Action Man Programme operatives blew up the ship, both were assumed to have died. Nevertheless, they survived and met in the Chateau's ruins to discuss their upcoming plan for the future of the world.
Storm Shadow assisted Doctor X in an assault on the Redcliffe Club in London, home base of the Geddis brothers. She personally stuck a sword through Phil, pinning him to the wall. As Doctor X finished off the Geddises' wine, "Baron Ironblood" arrived, wanting to speak to Doctor X face to face. Storm Shadow trained her swords on the villain, who unmasked to reveal himself as Joe Colton. Colton informed Doctor X and Storm Shadow that he was putting together a team to destroy the Cybertronians once and for all. Uninterested, Doctor X had the Red Shadows surround Colton. When Storm Shadow went to attack, however, he used his Talisman-empowered cybernetic hand to neutralize her. Colton told Storm Shadow that, while she may be enhanced, with Garrison Kreiger and the Talisman, she could be have abilities beyond her wildest dreams, which piqued the interest of both the ninja and her employer. The two agreed to join the Baron's team.
When Action Man was brought to Section Sabine by Major Bludd, Storm Shadow was there alongside her Red Shadows. As Doctor X explained the situation, Storm Shadow threatened and stood guard over Ian; and when he escaped deeper into the moonbase, she and the Red Shadows pursued. Before he could use the M.A.S.S. Device to escape, Storm Shadow pinned him to the wall by stabbing through his hand with her sword; Doctor X reiterated that he was not to be killed — an order that Storm Shadow objected to, as Ian had killed one of her ninja — but before their argument could escalate, Kup, closely followed by Mayday, Garrison Blackrock, and the Micronauts, burst through the roof of the moonbase.
The Heliopolis, piloted by Microtron, attempted to intervene on Action Man's behalf, but Storm Shadow responded by fighting it off with Wraith-like tentacles erupting from her arm. When the Ore-13 that had been linked to the Talisman was destabilized, threatening to explode, Storm Shadow evacuated the moonbase through the M.A.S.S. Device alongside Doctor X, Baron Ironblood, and the other Red Shadows.
Storm Shadow was one of many villains contacted by Baron Karza, who offered to let them become his barons in exchange for accepting his dominion over Earth.
Storm Shadow was present with Doctor X in Kreiger's Brasnya facility, preparing it for the arrival of the Revolutionaries. They did not stay long, however, as Doctor X knew they wouldn't be happy to see the tortured Atomic Man and wanted to be long gone when the chips started falling.
Following the Revolutionaries' recovery of the Talisman, Blackrock transported it to his Onyx facility in Buenos Aires, where they were joined by G.I. Joe and Sgt. Savage. Storm Shadow infiltrated the company in the guise of a lab tech named Camila. While the Iron Ring distracted the heroes, Storm Shadow attacked Blackrock, stabbing him through the chest. Surviving the attack thanks to his Cybertronian biology, Blackrock used her sword to stab the Talisman, allowing him to directly interface with the artifact. Storm Shadow soon found herself facing off against the rest of the Revolutionaries, with Kup simply driving right into her. As the rest of the villains began to retreat, Doctor X rescued her companion and they teleported away.
- Tempest (Cobra) at the TFWiki