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Arrow Casts Fringe’s Seth Gabel As Count Vertigo-Inspired Villain

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Seth Gabel, who played agent Lincoln Lee on Fringe, has been been cast as Oliver Queen’s “deadliest adversary to date” on The CW’s Arrow, TVLine reports.

While the character is loosely based on the DC Comics supervillain Count Vertigo, don’t expect to see a costumed Vlatavan noble (he’ll “exude a darkly grounded, Christopher Nolan-esque vibe,” the website states). He won’t even be called Vertigo: As we noted last week, that name instead will be used for a deadly new drug that takes Starling City by storm in the character’s debut episode. Presumably his vertigo-inducing powers will be tied the illicit substance.

The “downright terrifying” Count Vertigo-inspired villain is only the latest character 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. He’ll debut in early 2013.

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