Lol. What a funny comic panel xD .
Code Name: Count Vertigo
Real Name: Werner Vertigo
Description: A tall, blond male, with blue eyes. Has a strong pasture, and physically has an athletic build.
Vertigo Effect: His "Vertigo Effect" has long since been internalized. He uses his power to disrupt his enemies' balance. Vertigo uses his power to disorient his opponents as well as to disrupt the aim of gunmen, snipers and the like. His ability is also capable of disrupting guidance systems on missiles, vehicles and detection systems of all kind (lasers, cameras, pressure sensitive floor plates, infra-red, thermal and night vision). His effect does not just disrupt balance physically but emotionally too, such as forcing physically stable enemies to experience extreme fear or rage.
Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced): Being raised in a noble family, Vertigo was trained in classical martial combat and the sports of boxing, He has also been trained in judo and general karate.
Technological Reliability: Count Vertigo had cochlear implants installed as a small child. If his implants are damaged or absorb frequencies too high for them to process, he is unable to use his Vertigo Effect and experiences crippling pain.
Major Crimes of Note:
First Crime- Stole priceless jewelry dating back to his own family's history. Parents sold them years ago to escape to england after having to flee their country.
War Crimes- Werner is no innocent, he in fact was a member of the Suicide Squad before. Has long since left the squad and been a rebel, attempting to gain control of his home country Vlatava! And rightfully so! However lately he is the ruler of dust, rubble and death. Through the coarse of the rebellion, and through the thoughtless, hateful and sinful actions of his own people. He was visited by a being known as the Spectre. Whom looking upon his country was so disgusted, his judgement left it in ruins. he... Well, only the Count, their esteemed and rightful ruler. And, the countries president. remains... Of coarse who would... Ha ha... Possibly believe a spirit came out of nowhere and eviscerated your country. Much easier to believe they are the victims of a mad man seeking to be their ruler. Which, in a way, is not far from the truth.
Vertigo: “I fear I am at a disadvantage here. There has been no proper introduction, and under the circumstances if I know you I must fight you. I dislike raising a hand to a woman.”
Lady Liberty (attacking him): “But I like raising a hand against impostors and hypocrites.”
Vertigo (raising a hand, and foot, to a woman): “I — an impostor?!? Strumpet! Harlot! Insult my royal personage ! Debase my title!”
Aristocratic and aloof, Vertigo can sometimes take easy offence at affronts to his pride, depending on his mood. He has a degree of honor in that he won’t kill incapacitated opponents, and he’s relatively loyal to his teammates (as long as he’s a willing member of the team), but his temper can easily overcome his lip-service to courteous behavior. For the early portion of his career he was governed by his manic-depressive impulses, and he’d be stuck in a cycle of lethargy, despair, and mania. While lethargic and depressive states left him lacking the impetus to do much, his manic phase generally saw an increase in his temper, and this was the phase during which most of his villainous activity would have been conducted.
The last descendant of the royal family of the Eastern European country of Vlatava, his family fled to Britain when their country fell to the Soviets, where Werner was raised in exile.
Having a serious medical condition affecting his inner ear, he required a specialised hearing aid to be implanted in his right temple. He learned how to use it to project the feelings of disorientation it suppressed in him onto others.
His first costumed appearance was in Star City, where he attempted to steal the jewels his parents had sold to fund themselves on first escaping Vlatava. This brought him into conflict with Green Arrow and Black Canary for the first, but not last, time, and this career ended with him imprisoned in Belle Reve.
Agreeing to serve on the Suicide Squad in order to see his sentence reduced, Vertigo was initially among the more reluctant members, being inclined to join any attempt to revolt and free themselves, but did eventually come to see the group as a kind of home. As part of his psychological and medical screening, he learned he had a hereditary bipolar disorder, which caused his manic depressive mood swings. It was during one such extreme that he agreed to join Duchess’ mini-revolt as she abducted a number of Squad members to accompany her back to Apokolips. Trying to use his power on the New God, Kanto, Vertigo found him immune to it, and received a blade in the stomach for his effort. While it dropped him, he survived, and caught Kanto from behind, stabbing him with his own weapon. Badly injured, Vertigo survived the trip back to Earth, although recovery took time.
The Squad had disbanded by the time he’d recovered, and the free Vertigo was approached by Vlatavan rebels to lead them in overthrowing the Soviet-backed government. He readily accepted, but the rebel leadership was more interested in him as a figurehead than an actual ruler, and they used a variety of drugs to counter his mental problems and keep him a useful tool. The conflict with the Russians had spread to the US, due to factions within the US government secretly funding the Vlatavan rebels. Through time, the rebelion waged. Vertigo found his country split along ethnic lines, the bloody civil war raging threatened to rip it apart. He now led the rebel forces against the government army, with neither side seeming to gain any real advantage. When the emotionally distraught Spectre arrived to render judgement on the country, he was horrified by the hate seemingly ingrained into the land, the Spectre cleansed the entire country, killing everyone but the President and Vertigo.