Gizmo is an overweight and manipulative man who runs Gizmo's Casino on the west side of Junktown. He is a fat slob of a bully who dreams of running the entire town unhindered by do-gooders like Killian Darkwater. He has tried to eliminate Killian several times already, but also managed to keep his own hands relatively clean in each attempt. Killian is looking for a way to get proof that Gizmo is behind the attempted assassinations. Gizmo is a genuine lowlife who thinks he's the real power in town. If one were to disobey his order, he will have them killed.
Gizmo often has the Skulz do his dirty work. His bodyguard, a master martial artist named Izo, rarely leaves his side. He partakes in numerous illicit businesses on the side, and has several trading partners in the Hub. Due to his aspirations of assuming power in Junktown, he is portrayed as the nemesis of the town's mayor, Killian Darkwater. With Killian gone, Gizmo would be able take over the town unimpeded.
After death, Gizmo's corpse is left where it is, keeled over on his desk. If the Vault Dweller visits the casino some time later, his corpse appears changed, rotting, with insects flying above it. Should the Vault Dweller return a long while later, Gizmo's corpse will no longer be present.
In early designs, the results of dealing with Gizmo and Killian were intended to be less black and white: in the cut endings, a victorious Gizmo would turn Junktown into a flourishing trading center, albeit for entirely self-serving reasons, whereas a victorious Killian would gradually become a well-intentioned tyrant, grinding the town slowly into the dust. However, this original intention never made the final cut.
Gizmo was named after Timothy Cain's pet skunk he had when he was a kid.
"Hmm . . . all right. We can do this. But you work for me, you better know that nobody ever double-crosses Gizmo and lives to talk about it. You got me?"
"Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah! Izo's got your money. Oh, this is good! Hey, hey, uh . . . you should leave town for a while. You know, just in case."
"I don't know who you are, but I don't take kindly to strangers walking into my office and accusing me of things they know nothing about."
"Get your butt in here and sit down. We got some business to discuss."