Pico is a WebAnimation-slash-WebGames series started by Website/{{Newgrounds}} creator TomFulp. The series revolves around the characters Pico, Nene and Darnell as they get involved in particularly violent situations. The characters first appeared on the site in 1999 with five short games and movies:
* ''Pico's School'': The original, a point-and-click AdventureGame[=/=][[LightGunGame shooter]] inspired by the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} massacre. When a bunch of {{goth}}[=/=]punk[=/=]neo-Nazi kids go postal and turn the school into a battlefield, it's up to Pico to save the day by mowing down anything that moves (including InnocentBystanders if you want) to teach them a lesson about true non-conformity.
* ''Nene's Interactive Suicide'': Nene learns that popularity isn't all it's cracked up to be when she wakes up with herpes, and must choose how to end her life.
* ''Darnell Plays With Fire'': Darnell goes overboard when teaching viewers about his favorite thing in the world: [[PyroManiac fire!]]
* ''Pico vs. Bear'': Pico has been entrusted to take down [[Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse Big Brown Bary]], a DepravedKidsShowHost with a sordid past and his equally fucked-up co-stars.
* ''Pico vs. Uberkids'': A trio of cloned "genetically perfect" Uberkids challenge Pico, Nene, and Darnell in the game of their choice to prove their superiority. The game: RockPaperScissors [[RussianRoulette Roulette]]!

As the series got more popular, it eventually became the work of people all over {{Newgrounds}}, with more flashes such as ''Resident Pico'', and ''Pico Roulette'' being added by various Newgrounders. Over the years, Pico became the SeriesMascot of {{Newgrounds}} alongside other famous characters such as VideoGame/AlienHominid, Website/TheClockCrew, and the {{Tankmen}}, and even gained an EvilCounterpart SpinOff [[ExpandedUniverse series]] in the form of {{Piconjo}} (an extremly pale Pico with a {{BFS}} and [[GagPenis a dong the size of a tree]], resulting in 99% of his apparitions culminating in a penis joke or something related), described by Newgrounds itself as the [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] to Pico's [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]. Scroll halfway down on any Flash video on the site, and you'll see an option to rate the video. There he is!

Pico, Piconjo, and Pico's best friends Darnell (a black PyroManiac and MadBomber kid) and Nene (a [[DrivenToSuicide suicidal]] [[TwoferTokenMinority Chinese girl]] with [[KnifeNut quite an addiction to blades]] and a comical tendency to catch herpes due to her [[ReallyGetsAround loose morals]], who is often portrayed as Pico's LoveInterest) are only the main characters of [[TheVerse the whole Picoverse]]. However, Tom Fulp doesn't make Pico shorts as often anymore. A sequel called ''Pico's School 2'' was infamously in DevelopmentHell for years, with only some level designs appearing to the public. The status of this game has been unknown for years, although it seems that Tom doesn't like answering questions about it.

In 2006, a Newgrounds user suggested an idea for a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Pico Day"]], based off the Clock Days that had started earlier. Every year on April 30th (Tom Fulp's birthday) the Portal is filled with submissions based after the Pico characters, which makes up the majority of Pico works today.

Pico movies and games can be viewed [[http://www.newgrounds.com/collection/pico.html here]]. You can more about him on [[http://newgrounds.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page the Newgrounds]] [[TheWikiRule Wiki]] [[http://newgrounds.wikia.com/wiki/Pico here]].
!! This series provides examples of:
* {{Animesque}}: [[DependingOnTheArtist sometimes.]]
* AntiHero: Pico sits somewhere between the the [[PragmaticHero pragmatic]] and [[UnscrupulousHero unsrcupulous]] types.
* ArtificialHumans: The Uberkids.
* AxesAtSchool: ''Pico's School'' was inspired by the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} massacre, and begins with a {{Goth}} kid named Cassandra shooting up Pico's school.
* {{Badass}}: Pico didn't become {{Newgrounds}}' SeriesMascot for nothing.
* BlackComedy: Oh so much.
* BringMyBrownPants: Cyclops wets himself if Pico chooses to execute him.
* DatingSim: ''[[http://newgrounds.wikia.com/wiki/Pico_Sim_Date Pico Sim Date]]'' and its [[http://newgrounds.wikia.com/wiki/Pico_Sim_Date_2 sequel]]. It is... ''[[SomethingCompletelyDifferent very]]'' [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent different]] than Pico's normal offerings.
* DependingOnTheArtist: The characters' artistic design varied incredibly over the years.
* DependingOnTheWriter[=/=]{{Interpretative Character}}s: While the TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior is the norm, everything else tends to vary. Pico and the gang have gone from good friends to grimly hunting each other down for no discernible reason.
* DepravedKidsShowHost: Bary in ''Pico vs. Bear''.
* DrivenToSuicide: Nene. Her first appearance has her begging for Pico to kill her, and her second appearance, ''Nene's Interactive Suicide'', speaks for itself. [[PlayedForLaughs Played for]] BlackComedy. Pico himself also came close to this in ''Pico's Return'' and [[AvertedTrope Averts]] this in ''Pico Epilogue''.
** InterruptedSuicide: ''Pico Epsilon'', an alternate version of ''Pico Epilogue'', shows Pico about to go through with it [[spoiler: until armored Uberkids go all [[Anime/DragonballZ Saiyan Saga]] on his friends]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: In ''Pico's School'', Nene first appears begging for you to end her life. Whether or not you oblige doesn't really matter. Darnell is first seen on a poster that reads: "Darnell for President! [[LittlestCancerPatient I only have five years to live!]]"
* EvilCounterpart: {{Piconjo}}.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: {{Alucard}}, one of the bosses in ''Pico's School'', is a [[PsychicPowers psychic]] who throws dead bodies of classmates at you.
* TheGrimReaper: In ''Pico vs. Uberkids'', if the trigger on the revolver in Rock Paper Scissors Roulette is pulled five times without going off, the next contestant to lose the Rock Paper Scissors match will have the Reaper standing over them, signifying that they are doomed.
* GrowingUpSucks: The occasional flashes that depict Pico in adulthood tend to depict him as a depressed, jaded shell of his former self, such as ''Pico Epilogue''.
* HeroicComedicSociopath[=/=]SociopathicHero: Pico, with sociopathy varying DependingOnTheArtist.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Darnell claims to have five years left to live in his campaign for school president, though many flashes indicate that it is just a lie.
* MonochromaticEyes: Several characters, including the trio themselves, [[DependingOnTheArtist commonly]] have this trait as a carryover from the original flashes.
* MascotFighter: Pico, Nene, Piconjo, and even [[OneShotCharacter Convict]] appear in ''NewgroundsRumble''. Guess Darnell is just boned.
* {{Mooks}}: Following ''Pico vs. Uberkids'', the Uberkids often appear in Flash movies and games as mooks for Pico to mow down, such as in ''Pico's Unloaded''.
* MoreDakka: Pico's specialty.
* NegativeContinuity: Most of the Pico games and movies have Pico, Nene and Darnell getting killed, only to [[UnexplainedRecovery get better]] in the next flash. Directly relates to DependingOnTheWriter above.
* OneWingedAngel: At the end of ''Pico's School'', Pico battles Cassandra, who turns into a giant {{hermaphrodite}} alien monster. Who you then have to deliver the ultimate GroinAttack to.
* PantyShot: Nene gives a lot of them.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: The characters' {{Vague Age}}s mostly depend on what is necessary for the setting, such as ''Pico Sim Date'' making them teens.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Pico calls the Goth Kids out on their general [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocrisy]] twice in ''Pico's School''.
* '''RefugeInAudacity'''
* RockPaperScissors[=/=]RussianRoulette: The "Rock Paper Scissors Roulette" game that Pico and crew play with the Uberkids in ''Pico vs. Uberkids''.
* SeriesMascot: Although the {{Tankmen}} adorn the IconicLogo, one doesn't have to look too far to find a certain [[FieryRedhead redheaded]], gun-toting kid [[RedheadInGreen in green]].
* SharedUniverse: Pico tends to be depicted alongside the {{Tankmen}}, AlienHominid, and other {{Newgrounds}} originals.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''Pico Sim Date''. Pico as a {{Bishonen}} teenager is just the tip of the iceberg.
* {{Shapeshifter}}: Convict in ''Pico vs. Convict''. In ''NewgroundsRumble'', he is a DittoFighter in the style of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'''s Shang Tsung.
* SturgeonsLaw: Anyone on {{Newgrounds}} can make a Pico flash, so there are bound to be more than a few stinkers come Pico Day.
* ThreeAmigos: Pico, Nene and Darnell... [[DependingOnTheWriter usually]].
* TokenTrio: Pico, Nene and Darnell [[PlayedStraight play this straight]], with Asian female Nene being the usual TwoferTokenMinority.
* TraintopBattle: The first half of ''Pico Blast'' is Pico fighting a HumongousMecha from atop a moving train.
** FreeFallFight: The second half of ''Pico Blast'' becomes this.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: And how! Part of what made Pico and the gang so [[RefugeInAudacity famous]] is that they are far too young to be doing just about everything they do. It is especially {{egregious}} in Nene's case, who is not unwilling to partake in sexual acts.
* VagueAge: Also another product of DependingOnTheWriter, Pico and the gang has been depicted in high school, elementary school or any age in between. Pico vs Bear implies that he's young enough to be a fan of Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse. Perhaps these are all just various points in Pico's childhood.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** TheGunslinger: Pico prefers an AK-47 or [[GunsAkimbo dual Uzis]].
** KnifeNut: Nene uses a pair of carving knives on her enemies when she isn't using them on herself.
** MadBomber[=/=]{{Pyromaniac}}: Darnell prefers anything relating to [[PlayingWithFire fire]].