As a term

  1. A beast, in the English language, is most often used as a synonym for animal.
    1. In South African English, often it refers more specifically to a cow or a large antelope, by analogy with the Dutch term beest (q.v. wildebeest, hartebeest).
  2. The Beast is the term used in Rational Recovery to refer to the mesencephalon and to personalize in an ego-dystonic manner that component of personality which is most responsible for an addiction.

As a name

People and Creatures

  1. The Beast is an enchanted prince in Disney's 1991 full length animated feature Beauty and the Beast voiced by Robby Benson. The prince was placed under a spell because he was selfish and spoiled, and was transformed into a Beast until he could love someone and earn their love in return. The lead animator on Beast was Glen Keane. According to the 1998 encyclopedia, "Disney A to Z: The Updated Official Encyclopedia" by Disney's archivist Dave Smith, the Beast's real name is "Adam", although fans have generally disreguarded this fact. Disney had left fans hanging on the name issue for 7 years since the movie's release, so the name "Vincent" was adopted early on from the 80s television series based on the same fairytale. It remains to this day the single most used and accepted name for the character, however unoffical it may be.
  2. The Beast was one of the main characters in the 1987 TV series "Beauty and the Beast" by Ron Koslow. Played by Ron Perlman. The Beast was left on the doorstep of a local "St. Vincent Hospital" as a misshapen and unwanted baby. The baby was found and whisked away to a secret utopian community of social outcasts living in a wondrous world beneath the city, where the baby is loved and raised and dubbed "Vincent" after the hospital in which he was found. 'Beauty' is a District Attorney assistant named Catherine who lives in NYC. She once was brutally attacked in Central Park and rescued by a now grown up Vincent, after which they develop a unique relationship on which the series is based.
  3. The Beast is a figure who appears in Christian millennial end times prophecy from the Book of Revelation. Some believe he is synonymous with the Antichrist, while others say the Beast is the Antichrist's independent ally. The Beast is associated with the number 666, the Number of the Beast.
  4. The Beast is the name of an upcoming movie postulating Jesus did not exist. It is to be released on June 6th, 2006 (6/6/6)
  5. The Beast is a nickname which magician Aleister Crowley bestowed upon himself as a title, taken from the name of the Christian figure.
  6. The Beast is a comic book mutant superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a member of the X-Men and The Avengers.
  7. The Beast was a monster who blocked the Sun and ravaged Los Angeles during the fourth season of Angel

Creative works

  1. The Beast was the unofficial name given to the grandfather of alternate reality games, produced in coordination with the release of the film A.I. by a small team working for Microsoft.
  2. The Beast is the antagonist in the computer game Homeworld: Cataclysm.
  3. The Beast is a 1989 film starring George Dzhunza, Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, and Stephen Baldwin.
  4. Beast is the name of a 1991 Peter Benchley novel.
  5. The Beast is a critically acclaimed biography of Paul Di'Anno, former vocalist in Iron Maiden.
  6. The Beast is an Internet magazine in PDF format.


  1. The Beast is a Wooden roller coaster at Paramount's Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio; built in 1979 still holds the record for the longest wooden coaster. A followup coaster, Son of Beast, built in 2000 was the first looping wooden coaster.



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