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Pico
GX Pico.png
Pico, as seen in F-Zero GX/AX.
Games
Machine name Wild Goose
Age 34 (F-Zero)
123 (or so he says) (F-Zero X)
124 (?) (F-Zero GX)
Gender Male
First game F-Zero (1990)
Appearance(s) F-Zero
F-Zero X
F-Zero GX
F-Zero AX
F-Zero: GP Legend
F-Zero Climax
F-Zero: GP Legend
Japanese voice actor Kenichi Mochizuki (2003-2004)[1]
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Pico (ピコ Piko?) is the pilot of the Wild Goose, and a recurring playable character in the F-Zero series.

Biography

Having appeared in every F-Zero game with the exception of F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Pico is an F-Zero Grand Prix veteran; despite his longtime presence in the races, however, fans look on him with contempt and fear. Hailing from the planet Death Wind, Pico is a former soldier who served in a special unit of the Poripoto Army, where he waged deadly battles and completed dangerous missions. Though he has since retired from service, he still finds work as an assassin, and is seen from his ending movie in GX to remain highly proficient with a variety of firearms. In his spare time, Pico also collects knives, whose sharpness he enthusiastically highlights.

On the race track, Pico displays a cold bloodthirst – in fact, some say it was his reckless driving that caused the notorious accident three years before X's Grand Prix. The Wild Goose's durability enables Pico to focus more on destroying opposing machines than overtaking them. Despite his keenness to brutally assault, however, he is cool and calm off the circuit (though his F-Zero TV interview portrays him as wild and manic). He is also said to be cunning, with a sharp survivor's instinct that assists him in races. It's insinuated that Pico could be lying about his billed age, with both X and GX casting doubt on his self-claimed age of 123-124 (which is much higher than his billed age of 34 in the original F-Zero). He also displays hints of a large ego, claiming in his F-Zero TV interview a desire to establish an especially dangerous "Pico Cup".[2]

Appearance

Artwork of Pico from the F-Zero manual

Pico is a bulky, green-skinned alien of an unknown race. His appearance is characterized by thick, veiny limbs with grooved plates on his outer thighs and shoulders, as well as a distinct head shape with an elongated top, beady yellow eyes with no visible pupils, and a large, sharp-toothed jaw resembling a snapping turtle.

From X onwards he wears an orange chestplate with a yellow lightning bolt design printed on its front, under which he seems to wear a blue cloth T-shirt. This chestplate has a pair of metal gray pipes leading into what appears to be an orange shell on his back. He wears blue gloves with flared necks and bright red boots with metallic kick pads.

In the original F-Zero's instruction manual, Pico's body appears very similar, though his eyes are more human-like with white sclerae and green irises. He also does not wear gloves, revealing clawed fingers. He wears what appears to be an orange shirt with thick, light red shoulder-pads supported by a metallic midsection, blue jeans with a silver belt, and light mauve boots.

Appearances

Pico and the Wild Goose have appeared in every game in the F-Zero series except for Maximum Velocity.

Pico made his debut in this game alongside Captain Falcon, Dr. Stewart, and Samurai Goroh in the original F-Zero, though his only physical appearances lay in the instruction manual, where he is described in the enclosed comic's last three pages as a "wild-running killer", and is seen to yearn for blood on the circuit.

He goes on to reappear in most future installments, though he makes no meaningful appearances in any story mode in the series.

Profiles and statistics

F-Zero X

PicoX.png Pico
No. Age Machine
6 123 (or so he says) Wild Goose
Instruction manual description
Pico used to work for a special unit of the Poripoto army. He's aggressive, but calm. Rumor has it that he is also an infamous hit man.
Ending screen
XEnding-Pico.png


F-Zero GX

GX Pico.png Pico
No. Age Sex Machine Cost
06 124(?) Male GX-Logo-WildGoose.png -
In game description
Pico was a member of a special unit of the Poripoto army and carried out a number of dangerous missions. He is very aggressive, yet cool-headed enough to do what needs to be done to the bitter end. Individuals who mess with him often don’t live to do anything else. After retirement, Pico opened a small shop near the military base, but he still operates as a notorious assassin. The accident four years ago is said to have been caused by his dangerous driving, and for this reason he is disliked by many of the F-ZERO fans. This doesn’t stop him from running the circuit as recklessly as always.

Instruction manual description
Pico was a member of a special unit of the Poripoto army and carried out a number of dangerous missions. He is very aggressive, yet cool-headed enough to do what is necessary to survive to the bitter end. Mess with him and it will likely be the last thing you do.


Default Blue Purple Red
GX Pico Default.png GX Pico Blue.png GX Pico Purple.png GX Pico Red.png

Super Smash Bros. series

Pico appears together with the Wild Goose in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as a collectible trophy.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy

Name Image Description Unlock method
Pico
Pico - Brawl Trophy.png
A war veteran who used to belong to a special-forces unit of the Poripoto army. He runs a small shop, but there's a rumor that he works behind the scenes as an effective assassin. His aggressive personality is also reflected in competition as a reckless pilot. The durable nature of his machine, the Wild Goose (#06), supports this destructive racing style. Randomly obtained

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy

Name Image Description Unlock method
Pico
PicoTrophyWiiU.png
NA: An ex-soldier from the Poripoto army, he hails from the planet Death Wind. He comes off as aggressive in interviews, and his driving is very similar. I always feel bad for the interviewers! Some say his reckless driving caused a major accident in a race...

PAL: A former soldier of the Poripoto army from the planet Death Wind. It's not clear if his aggression in interviews is just the way he is or some kind of act. Considering the way he races, it's probably the former. Rumour has it he was the cause of a major accident some time ago.
Randomly obtained

Gallery

References

  1. F-Zero Falcon Densetsu (TV). Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2011-11-30.
  2. Mr. Zero: How will you use the one billion space credits in prize money? Pico: Sponsor the "Pico Cup." The most thrilling race in F-ZERO history! Nintendo EAD. F-Zero GX. Nintendo. Nintendo GameCube. (in English). 2003-08-26.


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