Well unfortunately, a specific writer got a hold of her (name withheld) and forced her to join the New Exiles. She then was taunted by some multiverse characters in her mind in that comic series. Then she got absorbed into the Crystal Palace and was never heard from again. And the Comic Series was canceled. This costume was a suggestion of the character redesign if the series was to continue into the future.
Ah, Tessa! Originally just nothing more than a background character in the HFC... then someone actually made a backstory for her that made her into so much more than she appeared. With a power-set that actually works on a lot of levels, Sage has turned into one of the few characters that I love. So much so, I made her into one of the main group of the tribute story I've been writing in honor of the late Dave Cockrum.
This is a great piece of work! I can't wait to see this colored! Thanks for sharing!