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.
After his transformation he contacted his old colleague Bruce Banner, for assistance in his new condition. Bruce and Hank worked to stabilize his condition, but unfortunately couldn't reverse it. So Hank decided to join the Avengers as a scientist consultant.
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.