|Alias|| The Beast
|Voiced By||Damien Walters|
- "You idiots never learn."
- — Cole MacGrath
Cole MacGrath was a simple bike-messenger who was delivering a package for someone to somewhere in the Historic District of Empire City. In the midst of his delivery however, the package exploded, destroying half of the city and killing thousands. However this event would lead to Cole gaining control over Electrokinesis. After betraying humanity and siding with The Beast he was given powers he couldn't have imagined and was able to do things that would normally defy logic.
- "I was someone you'd never notice. Just a guy delivering packages to folks you'd never know."
- — Cole, on his early days
Four years back, before his time in Empire City, Cole practiced learning parkour with his best friend Zeke Dunbar in the city of New Marais, where the cops had their hands full. Cole mentioned during a conversation with Moya Jones that he took part in urban exploration in Empire City, which is the reason why he is able to navigate through the city's sewer system with little trouble. Several remarks by Kessler suggest that his mother detested Cole's job, often telling her friends that Cole was a school teacher rather than a bike messenger. Kessler also said that Cole's father approved of his relationship with Trish Dailey, commenting that she was like "the daughter he never had". Stated in a conversation with Nix, Cole had a little brother, though he hasn't talked to him in a while. Cole's education was something he decided on his own, dropping out of College and getting a job as a bike courier, "mostly just to piss off his parents".
Before he met Trish, Cole was involved in an accident where he got run over by a freight truck, an accident that should have killed him. However, he was able to get back up after a few days, only suffering some minor injuries from the accident. Only Zeke knew the full story of the accident, while Cole only told Trish a fragment of the supposed story after he met her, to make it seem like it wasn't something serious.
Cole MacGrath embodies the classic evil overlord traits: charisma, a genius level intellect and a narcissistic sense of entitlement. He is sadistic and power hungry and driven by a furious rage and hatred for humanity. Despite this deep-seated anger, he usually maintains great emotional restraint in the face of dramatic situations, maintaining a demeanor of cool calculation and icy composure. He is also extraordinarily manipulative, able to bend others to his will with relative ease. He views no one as his equal and sees others as either tools to be used or obstacles to be demolished. With all these traits it may be accurate to describe him as a sociopath.
- Cole MacGrath is voiced by Sam A. Mowry who previously voiced Kessler in the first inFAMOUS game.