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I do love my son Gilmore! You hear me!? But sacrifices have to be made for science!
~ Gamo when Dr. Gilmore calls him an abusive parent

Dr. Gamo Whisky, called Dr. Gamo Asimov in the English dub, is a major antagonist in Cyborg 009. He is a scientist working for Black Ghost and the father of Ivan Whisky/Cyborg 001. Though playing only a minor role in the manga, he is the main antagonist of the "Mutant Warriors" arc of the Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier anime.

He was voiced by the late Seizō Katō in the Japanese version of the anime and by the late Tony Pope in the English version, the former of whom also voiced numerous Super Sentai villains including Star King Bazeu, Emperor Zeba, Vulgyre and Dai Satan.


Gamo in his younger years.

Dr. Gamo Whisky was a prominent brain surgeon who lived with his wife Erika and infant son Ivan in Moscow, Russia. When Ivan was diagnosed with a deadly terminal illness, Gamo dedicated every second of life to finding a cure. Gamo eventually drove himself mad and began experimenting on his son just for the sake of it. Ivan's mother Erika saw what her husband was doing and protested the experiments, but Gamo refused to listen.

Black Ghost soon heard of Gamo's talent and recruited him into the organization. Discovering Ivan's vast intelligence and psychic powers, Black Ghost decided to bring him along as well.

The last time Gamo would see his son for several decades was on an operating table. Gamo he told the scientists working for Black Ghost to do whatever they want with Ivan. Realizing that his father was abandoning him, Ivan threw a psychic tantrum and moving all the laboratory equipment. Gamo ordered Ivan to stop and left, never looking back at the son he once loved.

Later, Gamo was approached by a group of psychics from the future, who asked for his help in curing their time travel-induced aging. Instead of fully curing them, Gamo wiped their memories and converted them into a team of assassins. Gamo sent the assassins to eliminate the 00 Cyborgs and to bring him his son, Ivan or Cyborg 001. The psychics succeeded in sending Cyborg 009 to the future timeline (along with one of their own) and captured Ivan and Dr. Gilmore.

Gamo put Ivan to sleep so he couldn't interfere with his plans. He became increasingly annoyed by Gilmore's accusations that he didn't care about his son. When the 00 Cyborgs returned from the future with Lena, Gamo sent Cain out to kill them, but this was foiled when Lena used sync warp to send both herself and Cain to an unknown point in time.

Upon discovering that his sister had vanished, Phil used his psychic powers to cause damage to the ship, eventually wearing himself out and dying. Gamo attempted get Ivan to wake up so he could teleport them out. Ivan woke up and told Gamo that he did everything he could before using his psychic powers to kill Gamo. and teleport himself, Gilmore and Mai out of Gamo's ship.

Other Appearances

Skull Man (2007)

Dr. Gamo Whisky makes a cameo appearance in the anime as a scientist for "Brain Gear" (a global conglomerate which serves as a front for Black Ghost) and as the one who developed the SIRKS cyborgs sent after Skull Man.


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Black Ghost
Skull | Van Vogt | Commander Skarr | Dr. Beruku | Captain Zanburozu | Unnamed Black Ghost Commander | Commander Farej | Dr. Ross | Dr. Keeley | Cyborg 0010 | Cyborg 0011 | Cyborg 0012 | Cyborg 0013 | Scarecrow | Machine Gun | Roentgen | Cyborgman #1 | Cyborgmen | Professor Brown | -004 | Generalissimo

Mythos Cyborgs
Apollo | Artemis | Achilles | Minotaur | Hera | Poseidon | Atlas | Dr. Gaia

Psychic Assassins
Cain | Lena | Mai | Phil | Dr. Gamo Whisky

Unbaba | Zattan


Skull Man and Associates
Skull Man | Rena and Tetsuro Shingyouji

Ōtomo Concern
Gōzō Kuroshio | Masaki Kumashiro | Eimei Fumakoshi | Takumi Kusaka | Gisuke Haniwa | Jin Koichi

White Bell Association
Sara Kuroshio | Masaki Kumashiro | Jin Koichi | Mitsuo Yamaki

Brain Gear
Alucard Van Vogt | Dr. Gamo Whisky | SIRKS | Skull | Voice of the Directorate

Kanji Isurugi