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BEAST

Real Name: Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-763) human mutant

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Exiles;
    formerly Avengers (Earth-763)

Affiliations: Blink (Earth-295), Forge (Earth-2814), Heather Hudson/Sasquatch (Earth-3470), Kang (unidentified Earth), Morph (Earth-1081), Nocturne (Earth-2182), Panther (Earth-1119), Polaris (Earth-8149), Witch (Earth-8823);
    (Earth-763) - Wonder Man (Simon Williams, deceased);
    (Earth-10102) - M-51, Hank Pym/Ultron, Vision

EnemiesM.O.D.O.K. (Earth-763);
    (Earth-10102) - Cerebro, Jocasta duplicates, Machine Men, Sentinels
    (Earth-90631) - Cyclops, Emma Frost, Havok, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Witch (Princess Wanda)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile through the multiverse via the Panoptichron;
    formerly Earth-763

First Appearance: Exiles III#1 (June, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Hank McCoy's continued genetic experiments on himself have resulted in a personal hybrid mutant physiology. He has superhuman strength and agility, as well as enhanced stamina, speed and durability, but initially had reduced scientific acumen with his last mutation. Increased savagery seemed linked to increased strength. A later linkage with the Panoptichron restored his brilliant scientific intellect. Of note is that he has a prehensile tail and four digits (including thumb) on each hand, each with a very sharp, long, claw-like nail.

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: White
Hair: Blue

History:

(Exiles III#1 (fb) - BTS) - On Earth-763, Beast continued experimenting genetically on himself, unwittingly augmenting his strength at the expense of his intellect. Beast and other heroes helped Wolverine try to overthrow Magneto at various times.

(Exiles III#1) - On Earth-763, enraged his partner Wonder-Man had been wounded by the murderous M.O.D.O.K., Beast ripped into the killer, accidentally detonating the fuel cell and causing a massive explosion. One thousandth of a second before certain death he was transported by the Panoptichron to a field where he met the Panther (Earth-1119), Polaris (Earth-8149), Forge (Earth-2814), Witch (Earth-8823), Blink (Earth-295) and Morph (Earth-1081), with the latter telling the others of the Exiles' role in repairing the multiverse guided by the Tallus. Tasked with helping Wolverine overthrow Magneto on Earth-90631, the new team was suddenly transported to Genosha where they saw a parade of Magneto and his close mutant allies be cheered by the mutant populace with Wolverine's decapitated corpse strapped to Magneto's platform.

(Exiles III#2) - Beast deferred leadership in favor of Blink's plan to derail any plan of Magneto's. The Exiles entered the city where they watched Sauron stop a nuclear missile from an enemy state. The Exiles team split to investigate; Beast accompanied Blink and Witch, and knocked out Princess Wanda (Magneto-90631's daughter) in her dressing room, although a hex bolt kept him off balance. Later, Forge and Beast watched an outside evening party but were discovered by the local Rogue and Nightcrawler.

(Exiles III#3) - Captured by Magneto's prime allies, the Panther, Blink, Forge and Beast were imprisoned, their powers negated, and were taunted by Nightcrawler and Emma Frost. Blink was able to teleport the Panther outside to help free them. The team then attacked Magneto; Beast crushed his helmet so the suspicious telepaths could reveal his role in dividing mutants against humans. The Tallus forced the mission to be aborted and the Exiles fled through a Time-Door that sent them to the American deserts of Earth-10102.

(Exiles III#4) - The Tallus' next mission was to overthrow the machines in the Cerebro-dominated America the Exiles had just landed in. The Exiles destroyed a giant mechanical centipede and a squad of Sentinels. The next morning, Blink disappeared to find food and the remaining Exiles mistakenly thought themselves attacked by Ultron (actually housing Hank Pym's consciousness), the Vision and M-51. The five Exiles were overpowered and taken back to Ultron/Pym's labs.

(Exiles III#5) - Blink arrived at the labs and freed her colleagues from stasis where they had meanwhile learned of Cerebro's genocidal robot-led takeover of North America and the efforts of the three androids to thwart Cerebro. Blink teleported them all away as Sentinels attacked. Beast, Blink and Forge then set out to destroy Cerebro in its hidden underground bunker, but Cerebro knocked out Blink and Forge by taking over Forge's cybernetic arm, leaving it up to the brute strength of Beast to tear Cerebro apart. All six were then shunted by Morph back to Earth-90631 to retry fixing it.

(Exiles III#6) - The Exiles set up a ruse to turn Magneto's daughters against each other and destroyed their fragile rule over Genosha (although Witch-90631 secretly replaced the Exiles' Witch-8823). Successful in their mission, the Exiles were teleported to "Earth-Chill" where they relaxed for a while. Secretly distrustful of Blink, the other five Exiles avoided their next mission and investigated the massive crystal structure of the Panoptichron, the Tallus' signal source, and saw other new teams of Exiles be assembled. The five were then pulled into the main control room housing Morph, Heather Hudson (Earth-3470) and Nocturne (Earth-2182). They were all confronted by a (female) Kang, who had her consciousness linked to the Panoptichron and had manipulated it to help fix the multiverse. By similarly linking into the Panoptichron, each of the new Exiles could observe their home reality; Beast elected not to return, even though there was only a very slim chance of impacting his Earth's timeline, as his lover Wonder Man was now deceased. The link also served to restore McCoy's intellect. Each of the five Exiles were then granted their own Tallus and with Nocturne replacing Blink on their team, they teleported to Earth-9744 to rescue Moonboy.

Comments: Created by Jeff Parker (writer) and Salva Espin (pencils & inks).

The large "X" on his costume suggests that he was also previously a member of the X-Men on Earth-763.

Unfortunately, this is where this volume of the Exiles ends. The trade paperback collecting these six issues includes scripts for the original intended ending of issue 6 plus scripts for issues 7 and 9. While I wouldn't consider these in continuity, I have provided their summaries below.

(Exiles III#6) - Back with Blink again, the Exiles were transported to a world dominated by magic-users and where technology was severely impeded by selfish gods raising the boiling point of water. Their mission unclear, the Exiles arrived too late to stop Agatha Harkness' assassination by a giant Dormammu and his servants, Baron Mordo and Damballah.

(Exiles III#7) - Beast hurled a massive teleportation javelin generated by Blink at Dormammu, who was then expelled from this world. Still empowered by Dormammu, Mordo and Damballah promised to send the Exiles back to their respective homes if they served them. Mistrustful, the Exiles instead sought out Dr. Strange, who directed them to the Eye of Agamotto held by Dr. Doom. In Latveria, the Exiles fought Dr. Doom, but they all fell from magic blasts generated by Witch-90631, who then passed the Eye to Mordo and Damballah.

(Exiles III#8 - BTS) - The Exiles returned to the Panoptichron before being sent on a new mission, although they now knew that the Witch on their team actually came from Earth-90631.

(Exiles III#9) - Apparently back on Earth-9744, the Panther and the other Exiles helped the native Tigra escape dinosaurs and savage man-apes as part of the Tallus' instructions to save Tigra.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Beast of Earth-763 has no known connections to:


Earth-763 at Wonder Man's funeral

Earth-763

Beyond Beast, Wonder Man and M.O.D.O.K., other denizens of Earth-763 include Captain America, Black Widow, Vision, Thor, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Cyclops and Luke Cage (with his metal headband inverted compared to his early Earth-616 counterpart). Beast and other heroes helped Wolverine try to overthrow the villainous Magneto several times.

 

 

--Exiles III#1 (6


M.O.D.O.K.

M.O.D.O.K.

M.O.D.O.K. was similar to his Earth-616 counterpart, destructive and focused on destroying the Avengers. He apparently lethally wounded Wonder Man, causing his lover Beast to rip the killer apart, detonating his fuel cell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Exiles III#1


Wonder Man

Wonder Man

Wonder Man was the partner of Beast. His death at the hands of M.O.D.O.K. made Beast unleash his fury to avenge his fallen lover. His funeral was attended by many heroes.

 

 

--Exiles III#1 (6


images: (without ads)
Exiles III, tpb notes, character sketches (main image)
Exiles III#1, p19, pan4 (headshot)
Exiles III#6, p33, pan2 (Earth-763)
Exiles III#1, p4, pan1 (M.O.D.O.K.-763)
Exiles III#1, p4, pan1 (Wonder Man-763)


Appearances:
Exiles III#1 (June, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#2 (July, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#3 (August, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#4 (September, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Casey Jones (pencils), Karl Kesel (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#5 (October, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Casey Jones (pencils), Karl Kesel (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#6 (November, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles: Point of No Return tpb, collecting issues #1-6 plus additional script and character art


Last updated: 05/16/17

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