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Vertigo joins Arrow

Classic DC Villain to appear ont he show

By Robert T. Trate     November 14, 2012
Source: TV Line.com

 

TV Line.com has an exclusive report that Fringe star Seth Gabel will join the ranks of villains appearing on Arrow. Gabel will play Vertigo yet, Gabel’s Vertigo will not be an exact interpretation of the original DC Comics character.  This Vertigo is reported to be more in the vein of a Christopher Nolan Universe type villain. 
A source on Arrow describes “non-Vertigo” as “Oliver’s deadliest adversary to date.”
This news comes only week after Farscape alumni Ben Browder will join the cast as Ted Gaynor.
 
Despite the character being only based on Vertigo, I have to ask who is Vertigo anyway?
 
According to Wikipedia (Sorry, the DC site is terrible with finding information): Count Vertigo first appeared in Star City, where he attempted to steal back the jewels his parents had sold when they escaped to England after the war. The victim of a hereditary inner ear defect that affected his balance, Vertigo had a small electronic device implanted in his right temple that compensated this problem. Tinkering with the device, Vertigo learned he was able to affect other people’s balance as well, distorting their perceptions so that they literally couldn’t tell up from down, an effect known as vertigo. Donning a costume and taking the name "Count Vertigo", he embarked on a life of crime. This would bring him in conflict with the heroes Green Arrow and Black Canary.


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monkeyfoot 11/14/2012 11:32:07 AM

From that wiki description he should be easily adapted to the CW's Arrow universe.

trollman 11/14/2012 2:24:21 PM

I try to watch ARROW. It does help cure insomnia.

hanso 11/14/2012 2:30:40 PM

 Put a picture of Seth Gabel in this article next to the pic of Count Vertigo and then you got something for your readers.

dojen1 11/14/2012 3:24:56 PM

Seth Gabel did good work on "Fringe". He really made you care about his character, and when he was written out of the series, it was a bummer.  "Arrow" is getting better, but they need to lay off the standard CW young love/angst crapola and concentrate on good action and storytelling. The actress who plays Dinah Lance is just awful, but looks nice in tight sweaters....IMHO

vitieddie 11/14/2012 4:42:02 PM

Did you have to mention Nolan?

Here comes the tirade!

 

whiteandnerdy75 11/14/2012 7:28:21 PM

I like some of the changes they made, but not all.  I like the hood better then hat, but they still haven't called him Green Arrow yet.  Would've it have killed them to get a blonde for Dinah Lance, especially with her as a lawyer.  You know, give us some Black Canary if you're not gonna use her the way you should.  A real mask instead of spray eye liner?

I think because Green Arrow isn't as well known as say, Batman or Green Lantern, they feel they can 'adjust' his origin, costume, and characters.  But, the show IS still in it's infancy soooo... who knows.  I haven't watched tonight's episode yet, but I swear I caught robbers with playing card hockey masks so I'm assuming it's the Royal Flush Gang...

Hookedonavengers2012 11/14/2012 9:40:24 PM

 @Vitti...lol

Hows it going! lol

Dazzler 11/15/2012 4:04:12 AM

Ben Browder!  Cool!  This series keeps getting better and better.  Very impressive for a 2nd tier show.  Very smart. 

DarthoftheDead 11/15/2012 5:26:53 AM

 @Trollman - LOL!!!! Niiiiiice!!!

OmegaDean 11/17/2012 12:43:56 AM

Well the show passes the time... I'm still not impressed though

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