Count Vertigo is a DC Comics supervillain who first appears in World's Finest Comics #251 (July 1978). Count Werner Vertigo is the blood descendant of a royal family that ruled a small country in Europe until it was overtaken by the Soviets. Due to his bloodline, he had a hereditary defect in his inner ear that affected his balance. To compensate for this, he wore a device on his right temple that helped counter this. However, the device could also affect other people's balance and distort the perception of up and down. With this power, Vertigo began his criminal career in Star City, where he first tried to steal jewelry that once belong to his royal family. However, he was stopped by Green Arrow and Black Canary, who would stop his many criminal schemes. He was also a member of the Suicide Squad, joining in exchange for a shorter prison term. Later on, he becomes a member of Checkmate, under Amanda Waller.
Created by UltimateCharm on Aug 3 2012
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