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

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The CW’s <i>Arrow</i> 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.