Born in Newark, Kent, Richard Hall is the younger of the twins, something his sister, June, never lets him forget. After their mother died nine years previously (caught in the crossfire of a gangland riot), their father, Nathaniel, has tried to raise the twins as best he could.
At age 14, he and his sister were affected by an event known only as the Alteration, when a misterious cloud of gas altered the people in the vicinity of the explosion that caused it.
Both Richard and June were rushed to hospital, along with the other victims. Only after awakening did they realise something was diferent about them.
Storm has the ability to shoot electricity out of his hands, levitate, and sense electromagnetic fields. He can aslo use his powers as a form of communication, mainly with Surge.
When fighting the kawar, Overload, Storm managed to combine his powers with Surge's, and finaly defeated it.
He is ably supported by his sister, June (Surge), and later by Pedr Brecryg ffeil Garth (Brainbox), who developed most of the technology Storm and Surge use, and Anna Harrison (Blitz), a classmate. Both the later developed their powers sometime after the Alteration occured (speculated to be a delayed reaction).
He is also, occasionaly supported by part-time mentor, Jason Darlan (Thunderman), although Storm doesn't know Thunderman's true identity.
Storm and Surge's primary enemies are several of their fellow alterhumans, primeraly the aerokinetic Typhoon, the sentient kawar Overload, and the Alterforms, a gang of alterhuman teenagers. Occasionally, some of the villans from the other Fantastic Creations' comics make guest appearences.
Storm joined the League of Righteousness, along with his sister, as junior members, sometime after the League's formation.
Storm was one of the founding members of the League of Righteousness's Junior Squad, usually known as Teen-Righteous.