Hank McCoy was a child prodigy, having graduated Harvard at age fifteen. He was eventually recruited to work as a researcher for the CIA's "Division X", wherein he investigated supersonic flight and built the Cerebro prototype.
One day, he was approached by the Man in Black, Charles Xavier, Erik Lensherr, Moira MacTaggert, and Raven Darkholme during the early formation of the X-Men as a black ops group. When Charles accidently exposed him as a mutant, the urbane Hank displayed his physical mutation of prehensile feet and agility; greatly impressing Raven. He became instantly smitten with her, and a budding attraction was evident between them.
Hank revealed that he had been working on a serum to cure his physical mutation but leave his abilities intact. He believed that Raven's ability to alter her appearance would hold the key to perfecting it. He requested a sample of her blood, during which they shared each others' wish to appear "normal" as well as a kiss. However, Erik's constant validation of her true beauty and self overturned her opinion, and when Hank finished the serum she refused to take it. He returned to his lab and injected himself and his animal-like feet seemed to revert to normal. However, they quickly changed back and McCoy underwent a radical transformation which resulted in him manifesting blue fur all over his body and taking on a more beastial appearance with the addition of fang-like teeth, pointed ears, and claws. The serum had the opposite effect he'd intended, it enhanced his mutation instead of dampening it. After trashing his lab, he left a note and a box containing the team's suits and met them at the hanger holding their stealth jet of his design. Mystique remarked that he was "beautiful" and this was "truly who he was meant to be." After lashing out at Erik when he remarked "Never looked better", Hank was given the codename "Beast" by Havok.
He piloted the team to stop Sebastian Shaw from starting World War III between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After they crashed on a nearby beach, he and Havok battled Azazel until Lehnsherr managed to infiltrate the Hellfire Club's damaged submarine and killed Shaw. When the remaining mutants left to form the Brotherhood of Mutants with Lehnsherr, Raven told a saddened Hank to remember to be proud that he was a mutant before being teleported away.
"Look kid, you and I are going to be good friends. You just don't know it yet" --Logan
In the early 1970's, Hank has developed a serum that regulated his mutation. In 1973, Hank encounter Wolverine (on this timeline Wolverine's body), so Hank and Charles agree to help. They goes to Quicksilver to ask for help to release Erik from prison on pentagon. Later Hank, Logan, Erik and Charles goes to France to stop Raven from kills Bolivar Trask, when they arrived there, Erik try to kill Raven, Hank fought with him and saved her. Later in X-Mansion, they uses the Cerebro to find Raven, and they goes to Washington and fought against a sentinel to help Charles, his actions along with that of Wolverine and Charles change the future that Wolverine came back to stop.
"Morning, Logan. Late start?"
50 years later, after having woken up in the future Logan meets Beast in the hallway of X-Mansion.
Seemingly those of Henry McCoy (Earth-616)#Powers.
Enhanced Physiology: Those of Henry McCoy (Earth-10005)
Feline Physiology: Those of Henry McCoy (Earth-10005)
Genius Level intellect, master combatant
Can lift at least 30 tons
- Nicholas Hoult and Kelsey Grammer portray this timeline's version of Beast in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Both actors portrayed the original timeline's version of Henry McCoy Beast in the films X-Men: First Class and X-Men: The Last Stand, respectively. Hoult will return as Beast for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 X-Men: First Class (film)
- ↑ Stack, Tim (11 April 2014). 'X-Men: Apocalypse': Who will return? What new mutants may appear? Scoop on the next X-Men film -- EXCLUSIVE. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 13 June 2014.
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