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Pico is a Web Animation-slash-Web Games series started by Newgrounds creator Tom Fulp. 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: A mob of goths are tired of the school system and shoot up the place, forcing Pico to grab a gun and teach them a lesson about true non-cornformity.
  • 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: fire!
  • Pico vs. Bear: Pico has been entrusted to take down Big Brown Bary, a Depraved Kids' Show Host with a sordid past and his equally fucked-up co-stars.
  • Pico vs. Uberkids: A trio of Uberkids genetically engineered to be superior to all other students in every way challenges Pico, Nene, and Darnell in the game of their choice to prove it. The game: Rock-Paper-Scissors 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 Series Mascot of Newgrounds alongside other famous characters such as Alien Hominid, Strawberry Clock, and the Tankmen, and even gained an Evil Counterpart in the form of Piconjo, although Tom Fulp doesn't make Pico shorts as often anymore. A sequel called Pico's School 2 was infamously in Development Hell 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 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 here.

Tropes used in Pico include:
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