Michael Ward -- Played by Noah Danby
Mutant Type: Feral (Ursine).
First Appearance: "Whose Woods These Are."
Details: Michael contracted a virus while a subject in Project 318, a Genomex experiment funded by the space program to produce enhanced feral astronauts who could survive alien environments. His inner beast freed, Michael murdered several hikers and infected Shalimar Fox. After Adam Kane failed to find a cure, Shalimar attempted to appeal to Michael's humanity, but was forced to shoot him when he threatened Adam's life.
Trivia: The actor who played The Beast in this episode, Noah Danby, also shows up as the psionic Carter in "Wages of Sin."