Real Name: Hank McCoy. Biochemist and Mutant. Member of the Original X-Men and X-Factor, along with the Avengers and numerous other hero groups.
First encountered the Ghost Rider when Doctor Doom conquered the world through mind-control gas. Freed from the effects of Doctor Doom's mind control gas by Magneto, Beast went with Magneto to recruit the Champions to their cause. They fail in that endeavor, but ultimately free the world from the tyranny of Doom - thanks to Ghost Rider's immunity to the gas (as the Ghost Rider, he doesn't breathe).