The Beast of the X-Males movies has rather a lot in frequent with the mutant hero of the comics. One side of Hank McCoy’s mutation we do not get to see within the movies, nevertheless, is his tendency to dramatically change his bodily look. Generally, these modifications are defined by plot, and different instances, we merely be taught he is undergone a “secondary mutation.”
When he first seems in 1963’s X-Males #1, the Beast would not look notably completely different from different people. Later, Hank drinks a serum that makes him extra highly effective and covers his physique in grey fur. After a conflict with the villainous Quasimodo in 1972’s Superb Adventures #14, Beast’s grey fur turns blue, resulting in the traditional “bouncing blue” Beast look most followers are conversant in. He stays on this type for a few years, with a break in mid-’80s problems with X-Issue when he is briefly made to look extra human.
When Beast turns into a daily in Grant Morrison’s game-changing New X-Males, premiering in 2001, McCoy remains to be coated with blue fur, however his options tackle a extra feline look on account of a secondary mutation. The change makes McCoy concern he is dropping his grip on humanity, and he really considers wanting right into a treatment for his mutant gene in Astonishing X-Males. In All-New X-Males, premiering within the early 2010s, Beast undergoes one more secondary mutation. It frees him from the feline type, giving him a bulkier look, much less hair on his head, and a face that appears considerably like a bat’s.