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DC/Marvel: Age of Infinite Heroes
Ultimate beast
NameHank McCoy
CodenameBeast
SpeciesMutant
Age29
AffiliationX-Men, Xavier's Institute,
Avengers (Formerly)
Powers/Abilities
  • Simian Physiology
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Speed
  • Superhuman Reflexes
  • Superhuman Agility
  • Superhuman Flexibility
  • Superhuman Dexterity
  • Superhuman Coordination
  • Superhuman Balance
  • Superhuman Endurance
  • Enhanced Hearing
  • Feral Nature
  • Blue Fur
  • Claws & Teeth
  • Accelerated Healing Factor
  • Genius Intellect
  • Bio-Chemistry/Biology/Medical
  • Acrobatics


Dr. Hank McCoy is a genius, a leader in Mutant rights, a X-Man, and voted the hottest single male super hero in New York, two years running as the Beast. He has recently gave up a teaching position at NYU to teach at Xavier's Institute.

Beast is one of the founding members of the X-Men. He's a bit of a prankster and loves a good joke. He's the brains on the team. He's also the field medic. At Xavier's Institute, Dr. McCoy teaches the science classes. He's covered in blue fur and he uses big words.

Background

Hank is one of Charles Xavier's first students. Originally, he looked more or less human -- but the shame he felt regarding his abnormally-large hands and feet contributed to his poor self-image. He was one of a handful of mutants who were *born* mutants, and while he managed to 'hide in plain sight' as a star footballer for a while... eventually his mutant heritage was, and he found himself expelled from school. It broke him.

Hank joined Xavier at his School for Gifted Youngsters (A.K.A. mutants), and began the process of healing his emotional wounds. He swiftly rose from student to teacher, and active X-Man. After graduating (Xavier's first), he joined society as a biochemist and mutant activist... but the burden of his somewhat obvious mutations still laid heavily upon him, and he used his resources at the Brand Corporation to try and cure himself. Long story short -- the end result was the big, blue furry beast everyone knows and loves.

Beast

Blue Furry Hank

When he was forced to quit Brand Corporation, Hank returned to Xavier's school to teach and continue his research. His activities were not restricted to just 'the academic' -- as part 'coping mechanism' and part 'endeavour to make a difference', Hank took his old X-Men moniker 'Beast' as his 'superhero name', and began fighting for mutant rights, out in the field.

In the years since, McCoy has been a mainstay among the X-Men, Xavier's school and even the Avengers from time to time. He has always been one to go where he believes he is needed most -- hence he has travelled the world. He has developed strong ties to several different people (mutants, humans and others), and has tried to remain in contact with them, even when on the opposite side of the globe. He was working at Muir Island when the Crisis occurred. After the ensuing attack of demons and other monsters, Hank packed up to go explore just how much his world had changed.

He has only just returned from yet another trip around the world...

Personality

The Child - Of all the facets that make up the big, blue gem that is 'Hank McCoy' (A.K.A. Beast), his insatiable, childlike curiosity stands out among the brightest of them. In many ways, the 'boy' never grew up -- and he has turned his genius intellect toward indulging his curiosity for his own enjoyment, as much as (if not more than) to help others. He cannot resist a puzzle. His child-likeness also serves as a coping mechanism for grief, peril and frustration -- leading him to always 'lighten the mood' by playing pranks on his friends and fellow teammates.

The Scientist/Futurist - McCoy doesn't always have his head in the clouds. He is keenly aware of 'world conditions' (particularly as they relate to mutantkind), and this also spurs on his scientific efforts to understand the universe around him -- and build better technologies and medicines to help others achieve a better future. When his mood does take a turn for the 'darker', he often turns to his work -- or to his favourite books. Hank is thoroughly convinced that the key to understanding the future, is to understand the past (that, and, there is no such thing as 'too much Tennyson'). Enlightenment is its own reward.

The Activist - Someone has to speak for mutantkind -- and not everyone is especially gifted at it. The wrong mind, the wrong voice... can spell disaster for mutants and humans alike, and McCoy knows this better than most. He has had to wrestle with being 'unable to hide' (especially after turning himself 'big and blue'), and so he has caught the brunt of anti-mutant aggression. He has also (with some difficulty) risen above it. Hank has taken it upon himself to fight for mutant rights -- with as little violence as possible. Bottom line: he cares. He is a believer, an idealist.

The Man - While some of Hank's antics might be considered 'childish', he is far from it. He has suffered, and it takes effort to channel that suffering into something positive. "It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all." Behind the 'child' -- behind the 'beast,' even -- is a man with his own burdens to bear. As such, he often finds himself mentoring younger mutants (especially those, like he, who struggle to 'blend in'), and it is as therapeutic for him as it is for them. Hank understands 'blind rage' -- the berserker curse.

Logs

First Player's Logs

NPC'ed Logs

First Player's Logs Continued

2013 Logs

2014 Logs

Second Player's Logs

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