|“||We won't be intimidated! I don't care how strong or powerful your forces are!||”|
|Circuitry Color||Primary: White|
Secondary: Light Blue
System Monitor (self appointed)
|Out of universe information|
|Actor||Elijah Wood (voice)|
Beck is a young program who becomes the leader of a revolution inside the Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck is trained by Tron, the greatest warrior the Grid has ever come to know. Tron not only teaches Beck the fighting and light cycle skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but becomes a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful, strong leader. Destined to become the next System Monitor of the system, Beck adopts Tron's persona and becomes the arch-enemy of General Tesler and his oppressive forces.
Beck had worked at Able's garage for most of his life, carrying out his primary function of fixing and modifying vehicles. Then Clu took over, amid rumors of Tron's demise. When Beck's best friend Bodhi was derezzed before his eyes, he decided to take the fight back to the oppressor, and began his revolution by destroying a statue of Clu.
His actions did not go unnoticed. First chased by Clu's forces, and then by Paige, he stole a Light Crawler and tried to return to Argon City unseen. He was noticed, though. A tall, dark figure in a helmet chased after him and subdued him. The mysterious program cuffed Beck and took him to an interrogation room, gradually discovering everything that Beck had done. While the program was talking however, Beck was decoding his handcuffs using a special tool. He broke free and attacked the program but was defeated again with ease. It was then that the program revealed himself to Beck. It was Tron, damaged in battle with Clu.
After Beck got back to the garage, Tesler told the programs of Argon City that they had been volunteered for the games. Several programs had been captured, including Beck's friends, Zed and Mara. Beck followed the Light Rail that was transporting them and jumped onto it with his light cycle. There was one Black Guard patrolling and after a brief fight where the guard's helmet was knocked off, Beck looked into the program's eyes and spared his life. He managed to knock the light rail off it's beam and, with help from the guardsman, Beck located and freed his friends. His accomplice was derezzed only moments later when General Tesler launched a surprise attack of his own. The lengthy fight ended when Tesler fell from a building, allowing Beck the opportunity to escape.
Back with Tron, Beck and the former warrior each split their discs in half and switched halves. As Beck replaced his disc on his back, his light suit became Tron's. The latter then told Beck, "Come. We have a lot of work to do, Tron."
The RenegadeBeck's training with Tron was hard and often left him very tired. One night after his training, Beck was driving back to Argon City when a spotlight suddenly shown on him. He had broken curfew by being in the Outlands at that time of night. Beck escaped the pursuing guards by slipping into a massive cargo box. He soon found out, however, that several other programs were also in the container, and that it was taking them to the games.
Beck befriended two programs, Rilo and Cutler, and when the games began, the three of them lasted longer than the others before Rilo was derezzed. Beck and Cutler defeated the first round of enemies soon after. Then, while being transported to the Light Cycle Arena, they effected their escape.
It was not long, however, until they were discovered again by Paige, who cuffed them together and threw back into the games, this time to face three light cycles. Again, though cuffed together, Beck and Cutler prevailed. This was not going according to plan for Tesler, so his other lieutenant, Pavel, suggested that they fight each other to the the death, with the winner getting freedom. Cutler forfeited so that he and Beck would not have to derez each other. Tesler was unrelenting, willing to derez them both, but Paige, showing her more compassionate side, made Tesler keep his promise to the crowd and set Beck free. Cutler was not as fortunate and was to be derezzed.
Beck then went on to rescue him disguised as Tron, and after a lengthy escape from Argon City that involved draw bridges and Light Boat chases, Cutler told his savior to make sure his friend Beck was thanked. Beck, as Tron, reassured him and told him that the way to help his cause was to help spread the word about the revolution and that they need recruits.
After returning to Able's garage and doing some work, Beck again met up with Tron in his safehouse. They still had much to do, though Beck had passed the first major test of his skills.
One time after an intense training bout, the light in Tron's safehouse flickered, as did everything in Argon City. It was not long before Beck and Tron discovered the source. General Tesler had set up an energy drill that was sapping the energy from Argon City and everything around it. If enough energy was drained, the programs of Argon would derez. It was another job for the renegade. There was a maze of tunnels underneath the drilling area and Beck would use those to make his way to the drill before planting a light grenade on it.
Back at Able's garage, Beck asked for time off. His boss and peers were under the impression the Beck was just getting lazy and it took a while to convince Able. Beck then went to Zed to ask him to work overtime for him and found out that Zed was going to compete in the Argon Races - which went straight through the tunnels.
As the renegade, Beck navigated through the tunnels, hoping to find and halt the race to save the programs from the explosion. This he did, stopping the three remaining racers: Zed and two others named Hopper and Bartik. But when Paige discovered what he was planning, she raced to the energy drill to deactivate the grenade. Beck had to stop her to keep her from being derezzed, so he stole Zed's modified and incredibly fast light cycle to stop Paige. When they arrived at the drill, it was seconds to exploding. The two of them then raced away through the tunnels, trying to escape the derezzing blast that was licking their back wheels. Paige began to fall behind and Beck, realizing that her bike wasn't fast enough and fearing for her life, pulled her onto his light cycle and hers was enveloped in flame. The two barely escaped with their lives and after they were out of danger, Beck left Paige in the Outlands and drove off.
After the encounter and back at Argon City, Beck and Tron witnessed General Tesler give a speech in which he blamed the renegade for the blackouts and promised the programs of Argon that the renegade will be brought to "justice". Tron then commented to Beck, "If we prevail in this conflict, they'll understand."
Beck was first seen changing a sign to read, "Tron Lives". When Tesler's guards found out they ordered for everyone's discs to be scanned. Beck, obviously not wanting to have his disc scanned, found a program named Galt who helped Beck sneak onto a light rail. However, Galt betrayed Beck and stole his disc. When Beck returned to Tron's safehouse, Tron gave Beck a fake one to use temporarily.
They later headed to Purgos Alley, where they visited a pawn shop. Tron asked the salesman, Kobol, if he had stolen identity discs. Kobol informed them he didn't, and said that he would search around. However, Tron knew that Kobol was lying to them, and as he and Beck walked down an alley, they where surrounded by a gang of programs who didn't want them there, one of which was Kobol, the leader. During the ensuing fight, Beck had his first glitch, and then the pair were surprised by the unexpected aid of Lux, who then led them away.
They went to a club where Tron noticed the program Galt staring at Beck. Realizing that Galt was the one who had stolen Beck's identity disc, the trio chased him down a hallway and cornered him. While Tron was interrogating him, Kobol derezzed Galt with a surprise attack from behind. Lux, Beck, and Tron started a light cycle chase against Kobol that ended when Beck had another glitch and was injured when he crashed into Kobol's light ribbon.
Beck was taken to Lux's place where she healed his injury as best she could. Beck had another glitch losing more of his memory. When Tron tried to get him to remember, Lux knocked Tron out. Then Kobol appeared and convinced Beck that he was really working for Tesler, then took Tron prisoner and tricked Beck into getting taken in by the Occupation.
Lux freed Tron and he fought Kobol until Beck intervened. When Kobol told him to derez Tron, Beck resisted, still guided by his innate compassion. Tron then unmasked himself and convinced Beck to be who he really was. Kobol attacked, but in the ensuing battle Tron was able to return Beck's disc to him. Restored, and with Tesler's forces closing in, the programs opted to escape, but Kobol handcuffed himself to Beck. Lux, having seen Tron unmasked, then derezzed Kobol and threw herself into a fight against the approaching Black Guard, buying time for Beck and Tron to escape.
Beck was tasked next with steal a vital data cube, one that contained all of Tesler's plans, security codes and blueprints. Sneaking aboard the general's command ship, Beck successfully captured the small cube. He was detected in the process, however, and just barely managed to fly out of the closing doors in his light jet. Paige was the first to respond to his theft and gave chase in a light copter. Dismissing it as a minor threat due to the slow speed of the copter, Beck then noticed Pavel and a squadron of light jets giving pursuit. In the confusion, Paige managed to damage Beck's vehicle, nearly destroying her own in the process. Both combatants spun, out of control, to the island below. Beck ejected before the impact and was able to hide from Pavel and his squad until they flew off.
Beck noticed that the crash from his jet had destabilized the code of the island; it was derezzing at an increasingly fast rate. The situation was getting critical. Thinking fast, Beck decided to join forces with Paige. This she rejected at once, attacking him and even taking back the data cube. Paige claimed she was escaping the island alone and, with a makeshift raft, atempted to do just that. However, her raft malfunctioned and sunk, leaving her to swim ashore where Beck stood waiting for her. "Still don't think you need my help?" he jibed.
After much convincing, Beck roused Paige from her apathy, at which point she noticed an injury on his arm. The wound, she informed him, could cause him to lose the arm if it wasn't healed. After having Paige swear that she wouldn't betray him, Beck handed her his disc so she could address the problem properly. The moment was suddenly intimate, as Paige and Beck both felt. Abruptly brusk, Paige claimed she was only helping him because she needed his help.
The duo began working together, using parts from Paige's light copter and the remains of Beck's light jet to make a vehicle that could get them off the island. As the makeshift light boat was nearing completion, a large portion of the island - one the Paige was standing on - suddenly derezzed, sending the program falling down the side of a cliff where she caught a small handhold. Beck quickly rushed to complete the boat in order to rescue her, but even as he sped towards her, a large chunk of the island collapsed, knocking her into the water. Beck dove into the water to save the unconscious Paige but a light copter, manned by Tesler and Pavel, got to her first: lowering a crane arm, they pulled her out of the water and flew back to Argon City.
Back at Tron's Safehouse, Beck told his mentor what happened at the island. Tron was not angry about the loss of the data cube, but instead praised Beck for risking his life to save an enemy.
The Price of Power
Beck as an individual possesses a laid-back personality. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing disc games with them. Beck also has good sense of humor, which becomes more frivolous when disguised as the renegade; this sometimes puts him at odds with his more serious mentor, Tron. Beck has shown on numerous occasions that he has a noble personality, refusing to take the life of other programs, even if they are part of the occupation; Tron cites this as one of many reasons why he chose Beck as his successor. Beck's belief in the sanctity of other programs' lives persisted even when his memories were lost, and at another time caused him to take great risks in an attempt to prevent Tron from killing Dyson for revenge.
Skills and Abilities
Thanks to his time playing disc games with his friends, Beck is highly skilled at throwing his identity disc; this skill has been enhanced further through Tron's tutelage.
As a mechanic, Beck is well versed with the various forms of machinery found throughout the Grid. As a result he is able to fix and operate just about any machine in the Grid, especially if the technology in question is a vehicle. By extension Beck is a skilled saboteur, frequently sabotaging enemy vehicles and utilizing explosive ordinances.
Beck is proficient in hand-to-hand combat, which he uses to incapacitate his foes, as he dislikes killing. He is talented in using parkour, both to navigate the high rooftops of Argon City and to evade his foes.