Real name: Doctor Henry P. McCoy Other known aliases: Hank, Kreature. Occupation: Adventurer and hero, former mutant hunter, biochemist and college lecturer. Current group affiliation: X-Men Past group affiliations: Avengers, Defenders, X-Factor, X-Terminators, Queen's Vengeance. Major enemies: Magneto, Apocalypse, Dark Beast, Juggernaut. First appearance: X-Men #1 Origin: X-Men #49-53 Description: Hank is a muscular man standing 5'11'' tall and weighing 355 lbs. He has blue eyes and hair. His body is covered with blue fur, he has pointed ears and small fangs.
43 STR 28
23 DEX 39
23 CON 26
14 BODY 8
20 INT 10
14 EGO 8
13 PRE 3
12 COM 1
10 PD 1
8 ED 2
4 SPD 7
13 REC 0
46 END 0
45 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 133
Powers, Skills and Equipment
5 EC (5),"Beastman powers"
5a) 4/3 Armor
4b) +0 STR Clinging,Must have a reasonable handhold.(-1/4)
3c) 1 LVLS Density Increase (stats already included),Always On
(-1/2),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
5 2 Extra Limbs,"Feet can be used as hands."
8 11 Mental Defense
23 15" Running,x4 Non-Combat 3
3 Acrobatics 14-
1 Acting 8-
3 Breakfall 14-
3 Computer Programming 13-
3 Contortionist 14-
3 Deduction 13-
3 Electronics 11-
3 KS: Literature 13-,(INT based)
1 Lang: French,fluent conversation
1 Lang: Italian,fluent conversation
1 Lang: Latin,fluent conversation
1 Lang: Russian,fluent conversation
2 Local Police Powers
4 Martial Disarm
4 Martial Dodge
3 Oratory 12-
2 SC: Biochemistry 13-,(INT based)
2 SC: Chemistry 13-,(INT based)
2 SC: Genetics 13-,(INT based)
2 SC: Molecular Biology 13-,(INT based)
2 SC: Nuclear Physics 13-,(INT based)
3 SC: Virology 14-,(INT based)
3 Tactics 13-
1 TF,Other Air Vehicles
2 Radio XMIT/REC,"Avengers ID card.",OAF(-1)
Powers Cost: 117
Base Points: 100
10 Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
10 Distinctive,"Blue fur, fangs, pointed ears.",easily
15 Hunted,"Mutant Haters",as powerful,non-combat influence,
5 Physical Lim,"Far sighted.",infrequently,slightly
5 Psych Lim,"Wisecracking",uncommon,moderate
10 Psych Lim,"Uses big words and obscure quotes constantly.",
15 Psych Lim,"Curious",common,strong
20 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
10 Public ID,"Dr. Henry P. McCoy"
10 Rep,"Mutant Avenger.",occur 11-
10 Watched,"by Professor X or U.S. government.",more powerful,
non-combat influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 130
Experience Spent: 20
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: Henry McCoy was born in Dunfee, Illinois to Edna and Norton McCoy. Norton worked at a nuclear power plant where he was exposed to massive amounts of radiation during an accident. Norton was unharmed, but the radiation affected his genes, and as a result his son Henry was born a mutant. Unlike most superhuman mutants, Henry showed signs of mutation from birth: unusually large hands and feet.
Thanks to his superhuman agility, strength, and speed, Henry became
a star football player as a teenager. His remarkable athletic
abilities attracted the notice of both Professor Charles Xavier, who
was forming the original X-Men, and a costumed criminal named El
Conquistador. The Conquistador captured McCoy's parents
in order to force McCoy to aid him in his criminal schemes. However,
with the help of Xavier and the X-Men, Henry defeated the
Conquistador, and he then joined the X-Men, taking the code name
A brilliant student, McCoy completed his doctoral studies under
Xavier's tutelage, and finally left the X-Men and Xavier's school to
take a position as a genetic researcher with the Brand Corporation.
There he developed a serum that acted as a catalyst for activating
latent mutations. On drinking the serum McCoy underwent radical
physical changes. He grew fur over his entire body, his ears became
larger and pointed, and his canine teeth became larger, resembling
fangs. The serum also further increased his superhuman agility,
endurance, speed, and strength (Amazing Adventures #15).
Eventually, McCoy left Brand, joined the Avengers, and publicly
revealed his dual identity (Avengers #137).
Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including the Beast (Incredible Hulk #279).
After years of service with the
Avengers, during which he also aided the X-Men against Dark Phoenix, the
Beast took it upon himself to reorganize another super-hero group,
the Defenders, into a more formal combat organization (Defenders #125).
His X-Men cohorts Angel II and Iceman served in the Defenders along with him, but the team collapsed after a climactic battle in which several other
members seemingly perished (Defenders #152).
Subsequently, the Beast and his fellow members of the original
X-Men formed a new organization, the original X-Factor, which
publicly appeared to hunt down allegedly dangerous mutants but
secretly taught them how to use their superhuman abilities (X-Factor #1).
Shortly after the formation of X-Factor, the Beast was captured by the
geneticist Dr. Carl Maddicks, who performed an experiment that caused
the Beast to revert to his original, more human appearance (X-Factor #2-3).
Everything was fine until he was touched by Pestilance, one of the Horsemen
of Apocalypse. In fighting off her disease causing touch he immune system
was hyper accelerated, causing him to increase in strength but limiting
his intelligence whenever he exerted himself. Some time later, however, the
mutagenic powers of the mutant Infectia triggered the Beast's return to his
furry, more animalistic appearance and restored his intelligence (X-Factor
After Professor Charles Xavier returned to Earth following an
extended period in outer space with the Starjammers, the Beast and
his fellow X-Factor founders returned to the X-Men (X-Men II #1).
While serving with them he has spent a large amount of time researching
a cure for the Legacy virus.
Beast was among the members of the Avengers
who were captured by
Morgan Le Fay and mind controlled into becoming her personal guard, the
Queen's Vengeance. While under her control he went by the name Kreature.
He was eventually freed and helped defeat her (Avengers III #2-3).
Henry helped diagnose the power loss of his fellow Avenger, Carol Danvers,
and helped her pick her new name Warbird
Professor X, the Beast, Wolverine, Phoenix IV and Cyclops have re-opened Xavier's school, now called Xavier's Institute of Higher Learning, to the mutant population at large, training and educating new students to help them cope with their powers. Summers now helps to educate and train dozens of young mutants, many severely disfigured or requiring specialized training and technology.
Note: In the alternate time line depicted in New Warriors #11 to #13
Hank was a member of the mutant underground lead by Magneto.
Note: The character of the Beast appeared in the X-Men television
Trivia: Hank earned the nickname Beast while playing high school
Powers: Hank has superhuman agility, endurance, speed, and strength. His top running speed is over 100 mph and he can lift at least 10 tons.
Links to other Beast pages:
Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - October, 2002