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Opening Biography of Designate: Beast. . .


Code Name: Beast
Real Name:
Hank McCoy
Occupation: Student-Adventurer
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record

Place of Birth:
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives:

Height: 5'7"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Racial/Ethnic Background: Caucasian
Distinguishing Features: Big Hands and Feet
First Appearance:
Ultimate X-Men #1

The Beast possesses superhuman strength and speed, extraordinary endurance, the agility of an ape, and the acrobatic prowess of an accomplished circus aerialist. His manual and pedal dexterity are so great he can write with both hands at once and tie knots with his toes.

Henry McCoy knows full well the dangers facing mutants in the new millennium. His huge hands and feet are obvious signs of his mutation, too often making him the object of fear and hate. Fleeing an abusive home, Hank made his way to New York in time to witness on television the first culling of mutants in Los Angeles. Caught in the middle of a barroom brawl, he was asked at gunpoint to vacate the premises. Subsequently, Hank was invited to join Professor Charles Xavier's X-Men -- and help stop the coming war between humans and mutants. Aside from his slightly derogatory codename, Hank took to the role far quicker than fellow new recruits Colossus and Storm. Bearing a cheerful attitude and genius-level intelligence that contrast with his brutish appearance, the Beast is a star pupil at the Xavier Institute.