|Real Name||Henry McCoy|
|Powers|| Superhuman Strength|
|Voice Actor||Richard Doyle|
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 to stop the coming war between humans and mutants.
Aside from his slightly derogatory code name, Hank took to the role far quicker than fellow new recruits Colossus and Storm. Bearing a cheerful attitude and genius-level intelligence that contrasts with his brutish appearance, the Beast is a star pupil at the Xavier Institute. A living paradox, Henry McCoy has the body of a huge ape and the mind of a brilliant scientist. Extremely agile and strong, he earned the nickname 'The Beast' as a college football superstar. When contacted by Professor Xavier to join the newly formed X-Men Hank gladly accepted and was given the codename 'Beast' in reference to his old college nickname.
Blessed with a staggering intellect, Henry McCoy has a doctorate in genetics and is considered to be a leading expert in mutations and evolutionary biology. He also enjoys working with his hands and maintains all the X-Mansion equipment, including the Danger Room, the X-Jet and the subbasement computer.
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 that he can write with both hands at once and tie knots with his toes.
High Intellect: Hank McCoy's greatest asset is his keen scientific mind. He possess extraordinary expertise in genetics, biochemistry, electronics and other subjects. Hank was also an accomplished guitarist and keyboard musician.
Hand to Hand Combatant: The hyperactive, bouncing Beast is an excellent hand-to-hand fighter. He gained his initial combat training from Professor Xavier, and then continued his tutelage in combat from Wolverine. He uses a mix of a freestyle form of combat, and brawling/street fighting tactics.