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The CW’s Arrow Gains Vertigo As Major New Villain — Sort of

Exciting news, Arrow fans: DC Comics villain Count Vertigo is going to be one of Oliver Queen’s major enemies during much of this season.

This news comes from TV Line, which cautions that Vertigo will look much different from what comic fans may remember. In fact, he might not even be called Vertigo, but that name will make an appearance. The drug that has been “all the rage” in Season 1 will be called “Vertigo,” but it’s unclear whether that will be connected to this new nemesis.

Even if he does have a new name, Vertigo will act the same. He’ll still have the ability to “disorient and unbalance his victims” and will reportedly be “downright terrifying.”

“He will be truly scary and nightmarish,” TV Line’s source tells the site, adding that Not-Vertigo will be “Oliver’s deadliest adversary to date.”

Vertigo is just the latest name from the DC catalog to make his way to Arrow this season, joining the likes of The Huntress, China White, Deathstroke, the Royal Flush Gang and Firefly.

It’s worth noting that this role is yet to be cast, so we’ll likely find out more about this new version of the character when an actor is picked for the part.

Arrow, which stars Stephen Amell, airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.


  • Demoncat4

    nice to see vertigo get some love with dead shot already  showing up. one can wish now for arrow to go up against the suicide squad some day

  • EmeraldArcher

    Looking at that pic of vertigo I can’t help but think of Bill Nighy Although I would guess they’ll go younger.

  • MrFreezeRhino

    I was kind of hoping John Barrowman would turn out to be Vertigo…

  • Joe

    Cast Mark Pellegrino

  • ARROW is retarded

    zzzzzzzzzz  so a girl shows up in all black with a domino mask and calls herslef the Huntress.

    A guy wearing black fleamarket army gear with a Deathstroke mask and thats supposed to be cool?

    A TV show about green arrow except– hes not called green arrow. He doesnt wear green. he doesnt have blonde hair.  No Roy harper….  Oh thats a great adaption that comic fans are supposed to be thankful for?

    Imagine a Spiderman Tv show called  “Spider” and it has a blonde peter parker running around highschool shooting his webs etc.  THe green goblin would be a just called Goblin and mearly act like one.  Thats the equivlant of the ARROW tv show.

    Total garbage.

    Just like Snorville was for 10 yrs