Ridiculous indeed, yet so iconic in its own way.
Just look at that goofy outfit. It screams "diabolical mastermind," but the character's more of a schemer, at best. It always ends up redesigned in adaptations, whether it be cartoons...
...and beyond. And by "beyond," I mean "back from the dead as a Horseman of Apocalypse."
- Keep the blue and purple color scheme.
- Work the Galactus-esque head fins in somhow.
- For any superfluous additions, function over form.
|...well, maybe I didn't prevent an all-out radical redesign.|
To me, Grim Reaper has always worked best as a goon-for-hire, but an elite goon-for-hire. I see him has the guy who's not only willing to go up against the Avengers, but actually able to. Naturally, this would essentially make him Marvel's version of Deathstroke, in a way. I took a lot of influence from Deathstroke's look for the outfit and armor.
As for the scythe, I rationalized that Grim Reaper's probably going to need a precision weapon against Earth's Mightiest Heroes. So I outfitted him with a two-in-one sword and scythe with scallops cut out to be used for blade deflecting and breaking; it's the same reason why Batman has glove fins now. Also, the scythe has a swivel hinge where it connects to his arm, letting it be used at a right angle to his arm, much like his original costume.
Grim Reaper's original costume looks like he could be taken out by Hawkeye off panel. He should look like he could at least put up a fight.
So, any characters you want to see redesigned? Any shows you want to see recapped?
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