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Opening Biography of Designate: Beast. . .
Code Name: Beast
Real Name: Hank McCoy
Legal Status: Citizen
of the United States with no criminal record
Place of Birth:
Marital Status: Single
Racial/Ethnic Background: Caucasian
Distinguishing Features: Big Hands and Feet
First Appearance: Ultimate
Powers/Skills: 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.
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
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