- Do I look like I was born yesterday?
- --Gizmo (In Opposites)
Gizmo approached Titans Tower with his robot army in a bid to take over Jump City and place it under his rule. Later on, he spotted a nude Robin attempting to sneak back into the tower. The boy genius soon grew uncomfortable as Robin threatened to confront Gizmo despite not wearing any clothes. In order to avoid this awkward confrontation, Gizmo promised to use his robot army another time and soon fled.
Gizmo and the rest of the H.I.V.E. Five were in the midst of robbing Jump City Bank when they were confronted by the arrival of the Teen Titans. He confronted Cyborg in the skies and unleashed a variety of weapons to intimidate him. However, Cyborg fired a single missile which countered and defeated Gizmo.
The H.I.V.E. broke into the Jump City Museum in order to steal the Eye of Hamashabi. However, they were confronted by the Teen Titans who berated them for playing unfairly after Gizmo revealed that they set a bomb to blow up the civilians. He was scolded by this due to his appearance as a little kid, much to his anger as Jinx ordered See-More to cloak the villainous team. They were spotted by Cyborg, defeated by Raven, and scolded by Robin who said that cheaters never win.
He and the rest of the team escaped their imprisonment and joined the Dodge-ball Tournament as the H.I.V.E. Fivers with Gizmo on the starting line. They easily defeated the Titans in a dodge-ball match and soon set out to rob a bank. The Titans demanded a rematch, but Gizmo, Jinx, and Mammoth defeated them once more. With this line up, they eventually reached the finals where Gizmo remarked that the Titans' resort to cheating was unfair. However, his team was victorious until Robin called the Jump City Police Department in order to arrest them and gain victory by disqualification for the Titans.
Gizmo kept his promise to use a robot army in order to take Jump City and was soon confronted by the Titans operating inside the Titan Robot. However, due to Robin's belief that the left leg was superior, the Titans became dysfunctional and were eventually defeated by Gizmo. He goaded his inevitable victory until Robin detached the left leg from the robot and destroyed Gizmo's robot army by himself much to the villain's distraught.
Escapades with the H.I.V.E.
Gizmo and the rest of the H.I.V.E. Five terrorized Jump City as the Titans arrived to confront them. However, Beast Boy and Cyborg volunteered to defeat the villainous team through the use of power moves. Inexplicably, Gizmo was absent during the ensuing confrontation against his team. Gizmo and the H.I.V.E. were approached by powerless Titans who decided to use everyday objects in order to combat the villainous team much to his confusion. He was slammed with a mailbox by Cyborg and tied up alongside his teammates.
When disrupting Gotham City, Gizmo was terrified at the thought that Batman himself was arriving to confront them, but overcame his shock when the Titans exited the Batmobile. He combated Beast Boy until Robin, overcome with fright at the thought of harming Batman's weapons, distracted the both of them. Gizmo recovered first and imprisoned Beast Boy with a cannon. Due to Robin, the Titans were roped together with Gizmo throwing the Ultimate Batarang in an attempt to eliminate them. However, the weapon proved to be a source of entertainment relieving Robin of his fear of Batman long enough to capture the H.I.V.E. Five, including Gizmo. The Titans once again attacked the H.I.V.E. Five with Robin repeatedly attacking Gizmo with his staff. He later fled from Lady Legasus but was trapped with the superhero's attack, Scissor Slice.
Gizmo and the rest of the H.I.V.E. Five were attacked viciously by the Titans for loitering on the city bench with Robin smacking Gizmo with his staff and throwing him inside a trash can. Starfire attempted to speak out against this cruelty, but Cyborg misinterpreted her thoughts into attacking with missiles, shooting Gizmo and the H.I.V.E. in their faces. After accepting lives of peace and nonviolence, the Titans voted to share their newfound way with the H.I.V.E., but found that they would not listen with Gizmo shooting missiles at the Titans' faces in revenge. However, they were eventually attacked by kindness and accepted the Titans as friends with Gizmo singing alongside his teammates and former enemies in Starfire's song, Peace and Love.
Gizmo led the H.I.V.E. in a robbery of the Jump City Bank until he was attacked by Robin. He attacked the Boy Wonder, but was eventually defeated. However, Gizmo and his captured teammates took advantage of the Titans' argument and fled the scene. At the tower, he spotted Jinx with a balloon and inquired about it. She lied stating she stole it from a baby, but a suspicious Gizmo questioned the validity of her statement. He eventually discovered Jinx at a park with her secret boyfriend, Cyborg, but the two pretended to be engaged in combat. He rhetorically asked if he was born yesterday to which the two responded with yes. Frustrated, Gizmo led Jinx back to the tower where he attempted to cheer her up after wallowing in despair.
Jinx cried over never seeing him again, but Gizmo reminded her that she will when they attempt to kill the Titans. Jinx cried further and a geyser of tears slammed Gizmo against the wall where he gave the relationship his blessing. However, Jinx reminded him that being on opposite sides will never work out and suggested for the H.I.V.E. to turn good. Gizmo immediately vetoed the idea but was convinced by Jinx into becoming a crime-fighter. On top of a building, Gizmo noted that the nearby bank was the same one they robbed when it exploded, revealing the Titans who have shifted allegiance. Gizmo remarked that swapping sides didn't work as they were still enemies when Robin slammed him with his staff. Cyborg and Jinx argued against one another for ruining the other's plans and insulted their team's leader with Gizmo attacking Robin after he laughed at him. Eventually, Cyborg and Jinx ended their relationship and Gizmo returned the H.I.V.E. to a life of villainy. He led them from the scene and instructed Jinx to return to the tower.
Gizmo planned to transform the H.I.V.E. Tower into a space cannon. However, Robin discovered the plan and infiltrated the team by masquerading as a villain, Red X, to blow up the tower. Over the next few days, Robin became infatuated with the tower's luxuries as Gizmo and the H.I.V.E. slowly completed the mission. Eventually, the other Titans got wind of the privileges and accommodated themselves into the tower. Due to their disgusting habits, Gizmo declined Jinx's idea to ask them to leave and resolved to blow up H.I.V.E. Tower. He set the bomb for one minute, but was attacked by the Teen Titans until the destruction of their tower. Gizmo and the H.I.V.E. housed themselves inside Titans Tower which Robin later blew up.
Gizmo laughed in delight when the H.I.V.E. Five attempted another attempt at robbing the Jump City Bank. He noticed the charging Titans and quickly used his jetpack to avoid Starfire's starbolts, and hid behind the H.I.V.E. monster truck which she later blew up.
As the H.I.V.E. prepared for a lengthy trip, Gizmo poured gas into the H.I.V.E. monster truck. However, the Titans deemed their actions as stealing and sprayed a puddle of water onto the street which they later drove on, splashing them with water. Later, when the H.I.V.E. monster truck broke down, the Titans pulled over and Cyborg offered Gizmo a ride to the mechanic. Gizmo agreed and remarked that it was kind of them. However, every time he approached the T-Car, Cyborg would drive further, frustrating Gizmo until he was covered in dirt and the Titans drove off. Somehow, they fixed the monster truck and pursued the Titans for revenge. Gizmo was in charge of pushing the buttons that activated the weapons equipped in the car. However, their attempts were foiled by Cyborg and Beast Boy, and Raven eventually threw up on their windshield, causing the monster truck to veer off the side of the road and explode against a rock.
Gizmo and the H.I.V.E. Five caught Robin outside their tower as he attempted to warn the Titans about their arrival with a whistle. They promptly defeated the Titans and kicked them out before they could discover what they were planning. While Robin trained with the Master of Whistles, Gizmo and the H.I.V.E. kidnapped the Titans and prepared to use a Death laser to destroy them. However, Robin intervened and used his newfound whistling skills to defeat the H.I.V.E. one by one. Gizmo fired the death laser at Robin, but he blew harder and shot Gizmo and the laser out of H.I.V.E. Tower.
Gizmo, along with Mammoth and Jinx, attempted to steal the Titans' newly built hot tub. As they made their getaway, they were confronted by the heroes. He was shocked to see Cyborg as a real boy named "Fleshy Guy" and Robin wearing Cyborg's discarded armor. After Robin slammed into the other Titans and knocked them into the ocean, Gizmo, Jinx, and Mammoth surrounded Fleshy Guy. However, he was defeated when Fleshy Guy picked him up and threw him into the hot tub. He flailed around the water, shouting that it was hot as Fleshy Guy celebrated his victory.
In "Super Robin", Gizmo appeared with the H.I.V.E. Five, robbing a bank. Later, the Teen Titans arrive to stop them. With a single missile, Cyborg easily defeats Gizmo from behind. Gizmo joined the H.I.V.E. on their many missions to attack the city, mostly by robbing banks. He was a star player on the H.I.V.E Fivers dodgeball team in "Artful Dodgers". Gizmo is known to occasionally strike out on his own.In "The Left Leg", he attempted to conquer Jump City with his giant robot army from Laundry Day. He is also Cyborg's most hated enemies, after Brother Blood.
In "Power Moves', he is seen destroying the city with his team, as he destroyed buildings with missiles. However, he later gets injured by a Power Move explosion.
He is Robin's rival, as they are both leaders of their respective teams.
|Gizmo uses his Death Lazer to shoot out a giant blast devastating to hurt someone in one big shot.|
|Gizmo shoots with a giant arsenal of weapons.|
|Gizmo fights with his robot, and an army, which fight alongside him.|
Gizmo is a little shorter than the average five year old, standing at three feet and two inches, and weighs a bit above average at fifty-five pounds. He is bald, but grey stubble from his buzzed hair is shown in some episodes. His eyes are white and have no pupils. He also wears green goggles and a silver backpack containing all of his gadgets inside. His entire costume is a dark-green one-piece suit with built in shoes.
Powers and Abilities
Gizmo lacks any superpowers, but demonstrates a clear understanding of mechanics which allows him to utilize several gadgets against his enemies. He is a mechanical genius as he is capable of creating a robot army and other weapons despite his young age. His inventing skills rival those of Cyborg's.
- Inventing: Gizmo is a technological genius capable of creating ultra high-tech devices.
- Hacking: His knowledge of computers and incredible hacking skills makes him a formidable foe for the Titans.
- Flying: Gizmo can fly when using his jet-pack.
- Technological Invisibility: In "Artful Dodgers", he was able to turn him and his team invisible.
In the original series, Gizmo is seen as a snobbish, immature young boy who is short-tempered. However, in Teen Titans Go!, he hardly calls anyone, even his friends or the Teen Titans, names, in comparison to his personality in the original series. His nasty side is only shown on several occasions, such as in Go Fish! or "Opposites", where he bit Robin for laughing when called five years old.
Gizmo is also shown to have good leading skills in comparison to Robin, not only being able to control his team without much of any problem, but is also capable of being a threat alone (being able to destroy Jump City with his robot army) then what he can mostly do with his team, showing he is very competent in inventing, making the Titans even have to use their Titan Robot.
Gizmo and Cyborg are natural enemies who don't manage to get along well, despite having some similar roles. Cyborg hates Gizmo the most out of all the H.I.V.E. In Operation Tin Man, Gizmo kidnaps Cyborg, who doesn't seem upset at all due to being with Jinx. Gizmo argues with Jinx to not have her boyfriend in the H.I.V.E. Tower. This angers Jinx, who walks away, wanting them to reconcile. When Jinx discovers that they instead caused a prank war, she sends both Gizmo and Cyborg to Gizmo's room. They use an invention that could kill the Titans, but mess with them instead. When they go back, they become best friends, but are separated by the Titans.
Jinx is Gizmo's second-in-command in the H.I.V.E., and the two are very close friends. She is the only member of the H.I.V.E. who is able to influence his decisions.
In "Opposites", Gizmo becomes suspicious of Jinx's secret activities, and eventually discovers she's dating Cyborg. He immediately forbids Jinx from seeing Cyborg, but comes home to the predicament of Jinx endlessly balling her eyes out. After being overcome by her tears, he gives in to her requests, allowing her to date Cyborg and promising to becomes heroes.
In "In and Out", Gizmo and Jinx continuously discuss the problem of the new H.I.V.E. members (the Titans in disguise). Eventually they resort to getting rid of them, because Gizmo believes asking them to leave is rude, which Gizmo has an idea to blow up the tower, which Jinx thinks is a dumb idea, considering they spent a long time building it.
Being the respective leaders of each of their teams, the two have a rivalry with each other. Gizmo and Robin are usually opponents whenever their teams fight each other.
In "Opposites", as Jinx and Cyborg argue over their relationship, they both make insults about each other's leaders. Gizmo and Robin stand by each other, and have reasonable reactions, with Gizmo biting him, and Robin laughing.
In "Yearbook Madness", Robin's hatred for Gizmo is shown where his imaginary yearbook has a photo of him slamming a locker on Gizmo.
In "The HIVE Five", Gizmo builds a disguise, dressing as a tall, funky man. It then shows a montage of Gizmo having fun being tall, giving high fives to everyone he meets. Robin then finds him, beating him up until he pops out of his disguise. Gizmo then explains that he was just trying to have a day off, to which Robin walks away.
- "Laundry Day" (debut) (standalone)
- "Super Robin"
- "Artful Dodgers" (1st major role)
- "The Left Leg"
- "Power Moves"
- "No Power"
- "Legs" (cameo)
- "Breakfast Cheese"
- "In and Out"
- "Money Grandma" (cameo)
- "Road Trip"
- "Mouth Hole"
- "Real Boy Adventures"
- "Let's Get Serious"
- "Multiple Trick Pony"
- "Yearbook Madness" (cameo)
- "Operation Tin Man"
- "The HIVE Five"
- "Some of Their Parts" (cameo)
- "I'm the Sauce"
- "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory" (cameo)
- "Scary Figure Dance"
- "Animals, It's Just A Word!" (cameo)
- "The True Meaning of Christmas" (cameo)
- "Garage Sale" (cameo)
- "How 'Bout Some Effort"
- "Wally T"
- "The Titans Show"
- "Snuggle Time"
- Party Party
- Go Fish!
- Sleep Over (Mentioned)
- No Jacket Required
- The Rocky Road to Love
- Poetry Jam
- Beach Party A-Go-Go
- Couch Surfers
- In "Burger vs. Burrito", Gizmo makes a cameo as a picture drawn on a target.
- In "Caged Tiger", he is seen as a drawing in the Titan Tower elevator along with See-More and Billy Numerous.
- In the original DC comics, Gizmo is a middle-aged dwarf rather than a young boy.
- Gizmo is the third of the Titans' villains to return from the original series.
- He was the first of the H.I.V.E. Five to appear in an episode.
- Gizmo had previously held the record for being the most recurring member of the H.I.V.E. . However, Jinx surpassed him when she appeared in "Be Mine".
- He is voiced by Lauren Tom, who also voices his teammate, Jinx.
- It is shown in the episode "Opposites", that Gizmo is the team leader of the H.I.V.E. instead of Jinx like in the original Teen Titans franchise.
- He was originally friends with Cyborg in "Operation Tin Man", but were broken up by the Titans.
- According to Cyborg, he is five years old.
- In "The H.I.V.E. Five" Gizmo is revealed to be bald.
- Sometimes using special Gizmo giant robot army. For example: "Laundry Day" and "The Left Leg".
The quotes for Gizmo can be viewed here.
Voice in other languages
- Dániel Nikas (Laundry Day), Szabolcs Seszták (Hungarian)
- Tatiana Dessi (Italian)
- Rin Tripa (Romanian)
- Anna Sroka (Polish)
- Jackie Berger (French)
|The image gallery for Gizmo may be viewed here.|
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