|Advantage: Acrobatics & Gymnastics|
Born X-Gene active, Beast's had pretty much an entire lifetime to develop skills which utilize his superhuman physical abilities. He's a master of both acrobatics and gymnastics, having mastered all of the routines and even devised some new ones that only someone with enhanced abilities could really pull off. In addition, Hank's sense of balance is astounding to behold.
Advantage: Allies & Contacts
Hank and "Beast" have a fairly extensive network of friends, colleagues, associates, and teammates. A selective few like the X-Men even know both are the same person. For the most part he can count on them to help him should the need arise. As an employee of Stark Industries, Hank also has a casual working relatioship with Tony Stark. Though Stark is unaware that Hank's a mutant.
Advantage: Driving & Piloting
Hank's keen hand-eye-foot coordination and quick reflexes make him a great driver as well as pilot. Fully checked out on a variety of helicopter and aircraft designs, Hank often served as pilot or co-pilot for the X-Men on missions. In addition, Hank's a gifted grease monkey and engineer... capable of designing, maintaining and improving a variety of vehicles and aircraft.
Advantage: First Aid & Medicine
Beast's an accomplished doctor, trained in a variety of lifesaving techniques. He can handle everything from the mundane, to more specialized care like performing surgery or delivering children. While Jean's the primary Doctor of the X-Men, Beast is a competent fallback option in a pinch. His expertise proving quite valuable whether out in the field or even assisting Dr. Grey.
Advantage: Genetic Stabilizer
Since childhood Hank's wanted a cure for aspects of his mutation. He's developed an experimental gene therapy to suppress his growing animal nature, but the physical aspects still elude him. He maintains a large mutant genetic database used in his search for the 'Rosetta Stone' that will lead to a cure. His desperate search could potentially lead to foolish or dangerous mistakes.
Advantage: Renaissance Mutant
A modern Da Vinci, Hank's a Polymath skilled in a number of fields. Such as being fluent in most of the world's major languages. He's a passionate fan of classic literature and sophisticated patron of the arts. He's also a gifted musician, both with the guitar and piano. Honestly, there's very few areas that Hank hasn't dabbled in over the years. He'd do great on Jeopardy!
Advantage: Science & Technology
Hank has degrees in the fields of biology, bio-chemistry, chemistry, and genetics. And Ph.Ds. in bio-chemistry and genetics. He's the X-Men's resident tech expert. From mansion maintenance, cybernetics, and nanotech. He's also a computer wiz, including programming, hacking, and security. A natural MacGyver, over the years he's cobbled together a number of useful gadgets.
Advantage: Stark Industries
Stark Industries is a household name in the fields of Science and Technology. Since leaving the X-Men's active roster, Dr. Henry McCoy's been working under lucrative contract at one of Stark's New York facilities. So far he's managed to coceal his mutation and private research from Stark and Pals. As well as that a lot of Hank's mothballed work has made it's way into the X-Men's tech.
Advantage: Teacher & Mentor
The X-Men are dedicated to teaching the next generation of mutants. Not just better control over their powers, but also ensuring that they get a good education. Beast seems to have a particular knack with children. Perhaps due to his unique childhood and point of view. While he's not an active teacher at the school now, he's a regular source of guidance and support for young minds.
Advantage: The Uncanny X-Men
As a founding member of the X-Men, Hank's been associated with the team for years. He has full access to all of the team's various resources. In fact, Beast designed and improved much of the team's unique technology. In addition, Hank has developed fairly close friendships with many of the newer team members and students. Beast is currently a reserve member of the team.
Advantage: X-Men Uniform
As one of the 05 Beast has worn a number of costumes over the years. Made of unstable molecules, the current ones include gene cloaking tech to mask the wearer's X-Gene from genetic scanners. Due to Beast's enhanced physiology he really only needs to wear the costume to maintain his secret identity and for team unity.
- Note: See Professor X's Equipment write-up For more info.
Advantage: Xavier Institute
A private school in Westchester County, New York specializing in protecting and training young mutants better control of their powers. While Hank doesn't currently live or teach at the school, he does often lend his expertise as a teacher, mentor, physician, or resident techie for the school. The invitation to rejoin the school in a more permanent capacity is always open.