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Gizmo is the wealthy owner of the casino and boxing ring in Junktown in 2161.


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.[Non-canon 1]

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.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has a talking head.
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  • Kill Killian: There's some bad blood between Gizmo and Killian Darkwater. Gizmo wants him dead.
  • Get Gizmo's confession: Mayor Darkwater will then ask the Vault Dweller to obtain a confession from Gizmo so he can lock him up or take him down.
  • Stop Gizmo: Killian has enough evidence why Gizmo wants him gone, the time for payback has come.

Death animation

  • Gizmo has a unique death animation:
Gizmo's death animation
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Apparel Weapon Other items
Gizmo's outfit 9mm Mauser 9mm ball x27
Iguana-on-a-stick x3


  • 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.
  • Gizmo is much larger than most non-player characters in the game.
  • He never walks, he attacks from his table, making him an easy target.
  • He, along with the Vault 13 overseer, are the only two people in the game that are seen sitting down.
  • In Fallout 2's game files, Gizmo's remains exist as legacy content.


Gizmo appears only in Fallout. He is a talking head voiced by Jim Cummings.

Behind the scenes

  • 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.[Non-canon 2]