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Details on Seth Gabel’s Role of Count Vertigo, on Arrow

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 01/08/2013

Arrow Seth Gabel as Count-VertigoDetails on Seth Gabel’s Role of Count Vertigo, on Arrow



TV Film News brought you a first look at Vertigo back in December, but new details have emerged on the Arrow villain played by Seth Gabel.





Our First Details on Count Vertigo come from James Hoare of on January 7th, 2013:

Co-creator and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg: “Count Vertigo, I would say after Merlyn, is probably his most well known villain.

“The comic-book version of him, the Count Werner von Vertigo… when your last name is Vertigo of course you’re going to grow up to be a super villain who uses vertigo as a weapon. That concept just doesn’t exist in our world, and we’ve never been shy about saying that we’ve taken all of our cues from Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, and how he took somebody like Ra’s al Ghul, played by Liam Neeson, who was immortal in the comics and presented a realistic take on how he could be immortal, by having a front man who could be killed and allowing him to survive.

“We thought of Count Vertigo sort of the same way, with Seth Gabel from Fringe and Dirty Sexy Money who’s terrifyingly awesome in the part. First of all, how he gets the nickname ‘the Count’ is kind of fun and spooky, but also how he is able to create this vertigo effect without using certain super powered means. And that’s what’s fun for us.

“There’s some characters who for the most part have transitioned literally from the comics to the show – like Deadshot, who despite his costume is still the world’s greatest assassin – and Deathstroke, and China White, but Count Vertigo is our first real, complete overhaul. We’re really excited about it.”



We still aren’t sure when Arrow will face off against Count Vertigo, but TV Film News will keep you posted. Arrow returns to The CW on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 with episode 1×10, Burned. You can catch up on past episodes of Arrow on


 Arrow 1×10 Burned Promo


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