I felt that Count Vertigo deserved a posting because he's been a staple character with the Squad and in some ways has undergone the change through out the series. When we first met the Count he was an arrogant high society snob who actually tried to stage an impromptu coup in the middle of a mission that got put down pretty fast by one time Squad member "Duchess" a.k.a Lashina of the Female Furies from Apocalypse. That doesn't speak well of the Count but in fairness he has come a long way since then and he's had some pretty serious obstacles to over come. Just how serious you ask? Let's run through them shall we?
First of all, he comes from a royal family line that didn't have too many branches on the family tree. Didn't the French teach us anything about stagnant gene pools? This unfortunately resulted in all sort of clinical mental and emotional disorders. He's also been brain washed into thinking he was some sort of second coming at one point. Poison Ivy for a while there was using her mind altering toxins to make him her personal boy toy, which actually might not have been so bad. As it turns out Ivy's toxins had the side effect of curing his hereditary mental disease which prompts his countrymen to try and persuade him to become the ruler of their country that's in all sort of trouble kinda like the U.S. since 2008. Hey no pressure count! That happened around the same time he decided that life sucks ( which I figured out long ago ) and that he needs Deadshot to do him a "favor". That being to put a bullet in his head at some later date when he can work getting shot in the head into his busy schedule.
Despite all this however, Count Vertigo ends up being one of the most reliable Squad members, effective in battle and has at times shown his moral compass is actually pointing him in the right direction. And let's not forget those manners of his, absolutely impeccable at all times. My knowledge of how this happened is a bit sketchy but at some point Vertigo becomes a part of Checkmate as the White Queen's Knight while at the same time still participating on Squad missions and even handling the administrative end of things at times. Maybe I outa send him my resume?
On a side note here I've seen on a couple of occasion's a British actor by the name of Paul Bettany pop up on the internet in regards to a good casting call for Count Vertigo. Admittedly I don't know much about this guy off hand but looks wise he's right on target.