Hank McCoy's father was exposed to radiation during a meltdown at power plant before he was conceived. Because of this Hank was born deformed with unusually large feet and hands and a high I.Q. He has tried ever since his birth to try and find a cure for his condition. He initially thought he had found one by using a serum that represses irregular DNA to standard human DNA. After he injected it into himself the results seemed promising, but after a few seconds his condition was enhanced. His body was morphed into a "Beast" like form, which include claws, and gives him superhuman attributes.
During the 1990s, he was a core member of the X Men until 1999 when Charles Xavier erased Non Mutants memory of Mutants. From then on, Hank McCoy went on to be a famous professor specialising in people with Super powers and the public head of the Charles Xavier foundation (During this time everyone, except Hank McCoy and Nick Fury, thought Charles Xavier was Dead). To hide his beastly appearence, he constantly injects himself with a serum, which he claims to be insulin. After the Fantastic Fours deefat of the Wizard, Hank McCoy visits Ororo Munroes Cafein East London, he talks to her about her history that she descends from a Wakandan White Haired female princess, who was taken to Jamaica as a slave, he also mentions that she escaped Jamaica for practicing Obeah. Ororo then removes her turban, after that she start to revert to his beastly form, refusing to take the sirum, to show Ororo his true form.
Powers and Abilities Edit
Feline Physiology: As a result of Hank's powers he has a appearance that really makes him a "Beast". His powers include:
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Durability
- Superhuman Agility
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Superhuman Dexterity
- Regenerative Healing Factor: The Beast's metabolism enables him to repair mild to moderate injuries much faster than a normal human.
- Superhuman Senses: Hank possesses enhanced, acute senses that are comparable to those of certain animals, enabling him to see and hear distant objects more clearly than a normal human, and identify and track someone purely by scent. He also possesses cat-like night-vision that also allows him to see even in near-total darkness.
- Claws and Fangs: The Beast sports retractable, 3" razor sharp claws at the tip of each finger and toe. Their natural edges, coupled with his strength, are sufficient to rend most conventional materials including flesh, wood, stone, and even some types of metals and enable him to climb up vertical surfaces by wedging his fingers and toes into the smallest of cracks. He also possesses elongated canines that he can use, if he chooses to do so, as effective weapons in close quarter combat situations.