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Society sucks, but you don't have to kill your classmates to stand out.
― Pico, Pico's School


Pico is the antagonist of Week 3. His tracks include Pico, Philly and Blammed.

He was teased alongside Tankman, Cassette Girl and Hank J. Wimbleton on the 15th of November 2020 and was added to the game with the release of Week 3 on the 11th of December, 2020.

Appearance

Pico is a young, white-skinned man with rounded ginger hair and distinctive white eyes with no pupils. He wears a green shirt, beige pants and a pair of maroon sneakers with orange laces. He wields a gun in his left hand and holds a microphone in his right hand with his thumb pointing out.

Origin

Pico originates from Pico's School, a point-and-click Flash game created by Newgrounds' founder Tom Fulp in 1999. Due to the game's popularity at the time, Pico quickly became a fan favorite around Newgrounds.

Since then, Pico has been appointed the site's first mascot and has made other cameo appearances in many Newgrounds Flash films and games, and continues to remain a popular character on the site to this day.

Newgrounds also has a Holiday named after him known as "Pico Day," a day centered around celebrating not only him but other popular figures in the Newgrounds community. It's celebrated every April 30th, which also happens to be Tom Fulp's birthday.

Story

Set many years after Pico's School, Pico is hired by Daddy Dearest to kill Boyfriend for humiliating him after their sing-off of Week 1. Unbeknownst to him at the time, Boyfriend is actually somebody Pico once knew, and once Pico finds him, he decides to spare him and instead challenges him to a rap battle.

Trivia

  • It is possible that Pico was either meant to be or may become a playable character in the future, judging by the unused miss animations in his asset folder and the code in his .XML file. He can also be played if you select him from the Debug Menu.
  • Pico was added into the game as a collaboration with Tom Fulp, creator of popular Flash animation and game portal Newgrounds.
    • This may be in response to the game being promoted on Newgrounds' official YouTube channel, and that the game's programmer, Ninjamuffin99, and Pico's creator, Tom Fulp, are good friends.
  • Pico has untreated schizophrenia, which is why he never goes anywhere without a gun.
  • There is a possibility that Pico's voice may have been based off of a line from ENDLESS HANDBAG, Newgrounds' old background music, around the 1:50 mark.
  • Pico makes a small cameo appearance in the background of Week 5.
  • Confirmed in a recent livestream by PhantomArcade, Pico was hired by Daddy Dearest as a mercenary to kill Boyfriend after the events of Week 1, but he doesn't go through with it.
  • A popular headcanon within the FNF community was that Pico is the Boyfriend's ex. This headcanon gathered so much traction that Tom Fulp, creator of Pico, tweeted jokingly that "this is official Pico 2 canon," leading people to believe that it was true. Ninjamuffin99, the programmer of Friday Night Funkin' stated that this was a joke, but later changed his mind and claimed it was canon.

Gallery

View Pico's full gallery here.

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