|Dr. Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy|
Mutant Rights Activist
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
|Originally brown, mutated grey then bluish black.|
Mutation resulting in animalistic superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and an accelerated healing power (roughly half the time of a normal human).
Further animalistic mutation via artificial means create a constant pheromone emission from fur, causing a euphoria which naturally puts people at ease.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant and acrobat.
Genius level intelligence with exceptional strengths in biology and chemistry.
Note: McCoy has for unknown reasons recently mutated further, appearing more feline than simian.
|Vast array of mobile and lab based scientific devices.|
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 & 3
Avengers Vol. 1
Beast Vol. 1
Defenders Vol. 1
Professor Xavier and the X-Men
Wonder Man Vol. 1
X-Factor Vol. 1
X-Men Vol. 2
|X-Men Vol. 1 #1 (Sept. 1963)|
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
Henry McCoy's mutant powers were evident at birth, probably caused by his father's exposure to massive amounts of radiation during an accident at a nuclear power plant. As a youth, McCoy's superhuman agility and athletic prowess earned him recognition as a star football player. Learning of McCoy's skills, Professor Charles Xavier invited him to enter his school for gifted youngsters.
Upon graduation, McCoy was hired as a genetic researcher at the Brand Corporation. There, he isolated a chemical catalyst that triggered mutation. Trying the serum on himself, the results weren't what he intended. The experiment caused him to grow fur, enlarged his canine teeth and increased his already prodigious athletic ability, making him appear more like his chosen namesake, Beast.