I find it funny that I just mentioned my desire for an old school beetle a week ago! You can imagine when I saw this article I was pleased.
Rather than choosing the old omni-powered scifi. Or the double T versions...why not combine them? I always assumed it was the same Garatte anyway. With the standard charge, super strength, leap climb and toughness...I think instead of an "activation click" he should receive a random power via his special. This would imitate the Galactic Guardians Genis-vel's touch of insanity.
On a roll of:
1- Blue Beetle can use invulnerability
2-Blue Beetle can use Energy shield deflection
3-Blue Beetle can use impervious
4-Blue Beetle can use penetrating blast
5-Blue Beetle can use Range combat expert or if adjacent to an opposing character he can use close combat expert instead
6-Blue Beetle can use probability control (only for his rolls)
This could portray the plethora of powers the original had access to, as well as his lack of control of the scarab considering he doesn't even know that its alien technology. Either way, I would LOVE an old beetle. Booster, ted, jaim, and this guy will be carried by the Bug in upcoming battles!!!