|Real name||Henry McCoy|
|First appearance||"X-Men #1"|
When Hank was a child his feet were hands, which made his parents hide him away until third grade. He begged to go to school and when he did he became the smartest child there. Come High School, Hank was also the star football player, but no one ever saw his feet.
When in his senior year, Hank was approached by Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr. They offered him a chance to save the world from a group of evil mutants. He accepted and joined the X-Men. His original code-name was Bigfoot.
After the Hellfire Club was defeated, Hank wanted to be normal, so he attempted to give himself a cure, but it instead turned him into the blue beast he is today. At first, he was infuriated, but the ever-loving Jean Grey convinced him that it was who he was meant to be, and what he looks like doesn't matter.