Originally Posted by Majik1387
Sorry, but Storm was never much of a lead character when dealing with Professor X, Magneto, Rogue or Wolverine. Cyclops was Prof X's first student, and jean the first X-lady; It was right for Storm to take a back seat to Jean.
Not sure if you're referring to the comics or the film adaptation but I believe you may be incorrect on both accounts.
Storm was the lead female in the X-comics for a long time--especially with the new line-up. During that time frame she and Jean ran about even, but for a while Jean played second fiddle to her--especially after Storm took leadership.
In the films, Storm was "supposed" to be one of Charles' original students along with Scott, Jean and later Logan. In neither version was she treated correctly. She was totally underdeveloped by all accounts, hence the tremendous backlash from the fanbase.
Now, I'm not saying that she shouldn't have taken a back seat to Jean in X3--she definitely should have--but if she had been treated properly from jump there wouldn't have been a need to mediate the problem so late in the game.