My next redesign is Ravager.
I've always found Rose Wilson to be a fascinating character - even before her transformation into Ravager. The changes that Geoff Johns and Mike McKone put her through made her even more interesting. And like most Mike McKone designs, his Rose-as-Ravager was pretty cool.
In redesigning Rose, it was more a matter of looking at where she is as a character. Once she broke free of Deathstroke's brainwashing, it seems like Rose would want to distance herself from the whole traumatic experience. So, it'd be natural for her to want to change her look.
I redesigned Rose with a somewhat Nightwing-inspired outfit. Since Nightwing was the one who 'saved' Rose from Slade, I thought she'd want to honor that. Also, it would really piss off daddy to see his daughter in a costume inspired by his greatest adversary! Plus, she still keeps some Ravager-elements of her old costume to keep her edgy.
I also really liked the color scheme. The blues and silvers really worked with Rose's hair and eye color. So it worked on multiple levels. Also, the lighter-blues make it so she's not such a Nightwing clone. Also, notice that her costume is also made of leather - a thicker material and lends to Rose's bad-ass attitude. I also really wanted a simpler mask and something that would free Rose's long, white mane of hair. It really makes her more unique and expressive. Her divided domino mask is also something to make her unique.
As far as weapons, I kept her sword. But I also thought Rose would be using non-lethal weapons. Back in th 90's, she was pretty adept at using the bo staff. So I brought that back. And I remember Perez showing Slade with an energized bo staff - so I thought once again, it'd be something that Rose would steal and subvert. Because Rose is all about thumbing her nose at Deathstroke. That's why we love her.
More to come...