Beast (Henry 'Hank' Philip McCoy)

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Beast (Dr. Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Beast was created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, and first appeared in X-Men #1 (September 1963). 

Originally called "The Beast", the character was introduced as a mutant possessing simian superhuman physical strength and agility, oversized hands and feet, a genius-level intellect, and otherwise normal appearance and speech. Eventually being referred to simply as "Beast", Hank McCoy underwent progressive physiological transformations, permanently gaining animalistic physical characteristics. These include blue fur, both simian and feline facial features, pointed ears, fangs, and claws. 

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Beast (Dr. Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Beast was created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, and first appeared in X-Men #1 (September 1963). 

Originally called "The Beast", the character was introduced as a mutant possessing simian superhuman physical strength and agility, oversized hands and feet, a genius-level intellect, and otherwise normal appearance and speech. Eventually being referred to simply as "Beast", Hank McCoy underwent progressive physiological transformations, permanently gaining animalistic physical characteristics. These include blue fur, both simian and feline facial features, pointed ears, fangs, and claws. 

Beast has appeared in various media adaptations, including comics, animated TV series, and feature films. In X2 (2003), Steve Bacic portrayed him in a very brief cameo in his human appearance while in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) he was played by Kelsey Grammer. Nicholas Hoult portrayed a younger version of the character in X-Men: First Class (2011). Both Hoult and Grammer reprised their roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Hoult also reprised the role in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Dark Phoenix (2019), and had a cameo in Deadpool 2 (2018).

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