Paul-Phillip Ravage was the CEO of ECO, a subsidiary of Alchemax that worked to combat polluters. Ravage's life changed when he was framed for murder in response to questioning the secrets of the company and the violent, often fatal, methods it used. A fugitive armed with a blaster, a cog used as a shuriken, and a kevlar vest, Ravage was the target of both the police and Alchemax.
Ravage 2099 was created by non other then Stan Lee and Paul Ryan and first appeared in Ravage 2099 issue 1 (1992).
Major Story Arcs
On the Run
On the lam, Ravage's companions were an orphaned boy named Dack, son of a man his company killed, and an Asian-American woman named Tiana who was originally his secretary. Ravage was targeted for elimination by Anderthorp Henton, and battled a mutroid and ECO security. Alongside Dack and Tiana, he battled Alchemax troops. As a fugitive, Ravage would find himself traveling from civilization to Hellrock, home of irradiated and mutated outcasts, to become the mutated hero of the Barrio —an impoverished community of superhero worshipers located on the outskirts of the city. The despotic ruler of Hellrock, Dethstryk, who planned to invade the rest of the world and destroy all humans, would eventually become Ravage's arch-nemesis. Ravage freed Tiana from Hellrock, and battled Deathstryk and the mutroids, and became contaminated by radiation from Hellrock.
A Change in Appearance
He battled more mutroids, and was treated by Dr. Ursell. After prolonged exposure to the radiation of Hellrock, Ravage soon develops a new superpower: his hands become radioactive and constantly generate lethal energy. This new power gives Ravage extreme destructive power, but it doesn't last for very long; eventually the radiation devolves his body to a primal beast form, making Ravage far more attuned to the animal world, and gives him horns-like protuberances on his head and face, hands and feet with sharp talons, fangs, a long vertical scar on the left side of his face, enhanced senses, strength and speed and the ability to regenerate from almost anything. Ravage can also transform back to a human form when necessary.
Alongside Dack and Tiana, he battled the New Atlanteans. Alongside Dack and Tiana, he battled Anderthorp Henton. His body was then reverted to Bestial form by radiation.
Tiana would later become a version of the Norse entity Hel, given powers by Alchemax as part of a scheme to control or kill vigilante superheroes, such as Ravage himself. The two would confront each other but Tiana recognized her friend and kept herself from killing him.
Later they both gained new jobs. Ravage a new business style-job, and Tiana destroying old satellites to follow a 'one up, one down' law. The two would temporarily split when Ravage's animal nature caused him to blurt out his opinion of her new powers, specifically that she is wasting them.
Ravage attempts to control his animal side, but it comes out in various ways. In one instance he almost transforms in the presence of a business rival. While visiting a zoo full of cloned animals, he roars back at the lions, realizing he is communicating with them about their wild instincts hating their confinement. He comes to accept his animal side better after dealing with an insane hunter and his abused cat-man.
Ravage teams up with a sentient bat-woman, named Ferra, to search out a legendary valley of animal-people. They team up to destroy a reality-manipulating alien but do not actually find the valley at the time, just a close, other-dimensional copy.
Return to Hellrock
Ravage eventually returned to Hellrock, along with Ferra and Tiana/Hela. There, with the help of Dethstryk's own confidant, the Seeress, Ravage killed Dethstryk and took over Hellrock. Ravage, himself, presumably died after being immersed in liquid Adamantium by Doom and sent into space.