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Professor Anthony Ivo is the mad scientist who created Amazo.
Professor Anthony Ivo was the Head of the Cellular and Structural Biology department at Ivy University for over a decade before being recruited to S.T.A.R. Labs by Silas Stone and eventually becoming the Project Director of the A-Maze Operating System. There he pioneered an organic pattern process of creating technology to mimic organic life down to a cellular level, which lead to the successful creation of A-Maze OS that mimics cellular regeneration. Though Ivo's obsessive work with his personal projects was frowned upon by S.T.A.R. Labs and he was considered unpredictable, especially for his thanatophobia (a fear of death) that often manifest in panic attacks and drug use. Because of his irrational behavior which cause him to clash with his colleagues, Silas Stone had considered of replacing Ivo.
During the attack on Earth by the forces of Darkseid, Ivo was kidnapped by Parademons, but he escaped at the end of the invasion. After the invasion, he crossed paths with the Outsider, and each agreed to stay out of the other's way until they needed to.
Ivo's actions subsequent to this are vaguely-described. He kidnapped the Justice League to power up a pointy-eared robot of his own design at some point in the team's first year. He faked his death, leading STAR Labs and the heroes to think he had died in an explosion. He survived with horrific scarring.
During the team's fifth year, Ivo was active. An Amazo unit was destroyed by the Justice League with help from Green Arrow. Ivo, having joined the Secret Society, built robots for their base security.
Years later, during the invasion of Earth by the forces of Barbatos, Professor Ivo appears as a member of the Science Squad, once again with his severe facial scarring. Led by Doc Magnus, this group of scientific minds also includes Dr. Thomas Morrow, Egg Fu, Thaddeus Sivana, Veronica Cale, and Detective Chimp. They strive to gather intelligence on the Dark Multiverse and attempt to assist Flash, Raven, and Cyborg on their journey aboard the Ultima Thule.
- Professor Ivo was created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, first appearing in The Brave and the Bold #30. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity his first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's New 52 Justice League series.
- Ivo is 37 years old.
- 17 Appearances of Anthony Ivo (Prime Earth)
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- Character Gallery: Anthony Ivo (Prime Earth)
Secret Society of Super-Villains member