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Name: Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy
Weight: 350 pounds
Previous Affiliations: Avengers, X-Factor, The Defenders, The Champions
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #1
Known Relatives: Edna McCoy (mother), Norton McCoy (father)
Known Allies: Ororo Monrue, Trish Tilby, Robert Drake, Scott Sum}ers, Jean Grey-Summers,Warren Worthington III
Known Enemies: Apocalypse, Dr. Carl Maddocks, Dark Beast
Powers: Dr. McCoy has the mutant abilities of agility, dexterity and strength on his side. His mutant gifts, however, came with side effects. He has extremely large hands and feet, which do allow him to grapple objects much easier than others. His blue fur is due to an experiment that he conducted on himself. It has nothing to do with his mutation.
Since the tragic death of Illyana Rasputin, Beast has been working
around the clock to find a cure for the deadly Legacy Virus. When
our timeline was restored to normal after the Age of Apocalypse, Beast's
doppleganger from the AOA took his place until our McCoy was rescued
by X-Factor in X-Factor #126. Henry was a big help after the EM pulse
that Onslaught fired, saving Iron Man from death. At Christmas, Gladitor
came to Earth to get the X-Men to assist the Shi'ar against a threat
able to destroy the entire Shi'ar empire. So, five X-Men (Beast, Joseph,
Rogue, Bishop and Gambit) and Trish Tilby were sent to Shi'ar space,
where they faced the Phalanx. It was Beast's intelligence that allowed
the mutants to defeat the Phalanx. When the X-Men returned to Earth,
they found themselves in Antarctica, specifically the former base
of Magneto. There, Nanny had field in place that would nullify mutant
powers (which, for some reason, made Beast lose his blue fur). So,
Trish and Hank planned a little plot to defeat Nanny by whacking off
her head. It worked and Beast turned blue again (he should have stayed
that way in the first place). However, they were not done yet, as
they had to face Erik the Red and participate in the Trial of Gambit.
Even when they did that, Beast got back to the X-Mansion to deal with
a nanotech bomb in Cyclops' chest. Interesting way to end a "vacation"
in space. After that, Beast hung around for a while, but disappeared.
It was later revealed that he had just gone to Muir Island to spend
more time researching the Legacy Virus. Avengers #14 had a great special
appearance by Beast, who is extremely well written by Kurt Busiek.