|Alternate name(s)|| Yoshi (Goku and Turles)|
Green Man (Vegeta)
Young Kami (Mr. Popo)
Jolly Green Giant (Android 17)
Lime-Colored Son of a Bitch (by Dr. Gero)
|Debut||The Return of Raditz! ... Wait...|
|Homeworld||Planet Namek (destroyed)|
"Damn it I'm lonely. Might as well check MySpace. No new comments...no friend requests...damn it. Well at least I have you Tom, you're always there for me"
Piccolo encountered Raditz while standing around by himself and generally being lonely aside from his single friend on Myspace, Tom. After Raditz captured Gohan and took him away from Goku, Piccolo revealed himself to Goku, Master Roshi, Bulma and Krillin on Kame House. He laughed at Gohan being kidnapped though changed tunes to appear apologetic for what had happened. When Goku brought up the possibility of them teaming up to get his son back, Piccolo was initially reluctant until Goku offered to add him on Myspace, effectively replacing Tom.
While Piccolo and Goku flew to Raditz's location, Goku asked Piccolo if he was a Yoshi. The latter sarcastically replied that he was. When the pair arrived to where Raditz was, they confronted him, soon removing their weighted clothing afterward. Piccolo claimed to Goku that he had only removed his clothing because he loved "getting naked" when he was around him. The battle commenced and the pair fought Raditz together, during which Piccolo tried to stop Goku from blurting out their attacks. After they made little progress in the fight, Piccolo began charging his Special Beam Cannon, telling Goku to fight Raditz by himself and insisting that he was "sure" the Saiyan could handle his sibling despite their combined teamwork having little effect on him. Piccolo promised to give Goku a warning when he launched his attack, struggling to pronounce the Special Beam Cannon's Japanese name before firing the attack at them both, killing the pair. Master Roshi, Bulma and Krillin then arrived and were at Goku's side as he died. With Bulma expressing that she could not believe that he was gone, Piccolo showed little to no sympathy as he regrew his arm, revealing to the three his ability to regenerate and then took Gohan with him as he announced it.
Following the fight and the death of the two Saiyans, Piccolo took Gohan with him to begin training him to take over the world as he had been impressed with his power in the battle against Raditz, also informing the child that his father was now deceased before realizing how happy he was to say it and repeating it, causing Gohan to cry and Piccolo to lament that the child's crying was why he liked hanging out in wastelands. Piccolo planned to begin the training with Gohan later on and when Gohan mentioned his age would cause him to have muscle degeneration that would cripple him for years to come, Piccolo assessed him as a "wordy little bastard." Piccolo called Gohan a "nerd" when the latter tried to tell him what profession his mother wanted him to have and stated his intent to throw Gohan into a mountain as a way of unleashing his hidden potential. Gohan fell into the mountain and was injured, surprising Piccolo who surmised it was "going to be a long training session."
Piccolo sensed the Saiyans following their arrival on Earth and alerted Gohan, theorizing that they were coming close to the pair due to their wishes to eliminate the strongest power level. Gohan thought Piccolo was talking about his father, but the latter clarified he was speaking about himself. Krillin met with the two and Piccolo was happy to know that he had become stronger in his time training, noting that he was almost on par with Gohan. The Saiyans came after this and Nappa referred to Piccolo as a Namekian, though Krillin thought he was speaking about him, only for Piccolo to reveal that was the name of his race and express pride in his heritage before Nappa claimed they did not have penises. Gohan tried to ask him further about his species, but Piccolo was not in the mood and tried to get Gohan to stop, after a while only blurting out along with Nappa, "NERD!". Piccolo suppressed his power level when Nappa read it and expressed shock at the Saibamen, asking the Saiyans what they were.
After Yamaha was killed by a Saiberman, Krillin became infuriated and swore that he would avenge him, though Piccolo expressed doubt given that Gohan who was only five-years-old was stronger than him before concluding that Krillin was pretty much there to serve as a "meat shield". Krillin destroyed most of the Saibermen, though one was able to escape his wrath and attacked, being stopped by Piccolo who denied it any further activity before destroying it. Gohan and Tien sang Piccolo praises and the latter said that everyone could learn a thing or two from him, leading Krillin to become disappointed since he had killed more of them. Nappa attacked and severely wounded Tien before Chiaotzu sacrificed himself through self-destructing in an attempt to kill Nappa, though it was unsuccessful in even injuring him to the slightest degree.
Once Nappa was done recovering from the attack, he engaged Tien, who was missing an arm after being attacked by Nappa, leading Gohan to ask if the group should assist him. Piccolo denied, asking Gohan if he could not see that this was a battle that Tien would have to fight on his own to avenge his friend to fight for the honor of his fallen comrade despite Tien's calls for assistance and equated the latter to a hero before Gohan called on Piccolo to assist. Piccolo relented and he and Krillin engaged Nappa, sending him flying to the ground. Piccolo called on Gohan to attack him before he was able to dodge, the latter becoming so traumatized from the word "dodge" that he stood in place thinking about the past experiences before running off and hiding, leading Piccolo to exclaim Pavlov's name. After Nappa recovered once more, Krillin asked Piccolo if he had a plan and the latter asked if he could get Nappa in a full-nelson, alluding to wanting to use his Special Beam Cannon.
However, Krillin objected and Piccolo opted to use the multi-form technique. With Krillin remembering that it cut their power levels, Piccolo gave him the ultimatum of plan A or plan B and the two cast three separate versions of themselves. The three incarnations of Piccolo and Krillin engaged Nappa, the latter easily being able to dodge all of their combined attacks while Piccolo looked on and noticed, wondering what kind of incredible mental discipline he must have had. Nappa knocked all of the clones down along with the real incarnations of Piccolo and Krillin, calling himself the "patty cake champion", leading Piccolo to question him. After Tien died attacking Nappa to no avail, the latter expressed interest in having Goku see Piccolo, Krillin and Gohan be killed. Vegeta agreed to a waiting period and Piccolo joined the others in having to repeatedly tell Nappa that Goku had yet to arrive. Nappa left and in his absence the time for Goku to arrive allotted by the Saiyans ran out, Piccolo asking Vegeta where Nappa was after he confirmed their time was up, only to be struck in the head.
Piccolo recovered from the attack, assaulting Nappa and being surprised by Gohan, who attacked him as well and questioned him before Gohan reverted to being shy and apologetic about his outburst. As Nappa recovered, Piccolo encouraged him to stay snapped. As Nappa fired his Bomber DX at Gohan, Piccolo threw himself in the way as a final act of redemption and while standing in front of Gohan, opted to get him out of the way rather than be killed before taking the entire blast. Piccolo questioned Gohan as to why he had not dodged prior to his death.
Training in the afterlife Edit
Following his death, the Z-Fighters devised a strategy to revive the fallen warriors, intending to travel to Namek and use the Dragon Balls there to resurrect the group. Gohan felt it was his responsibility to travel to the planet due to Piccolo sacrificing himself for the boy.
After Krillin and Gohan succeeded in finding the Dragon Balls, Krillin stated his intent to revive Piccolo alongside Tien and Chiaotzu, though the pair were not able to due to the intervention of Captain Ginyu and Jeice.
On Namek, Krillin, Gohan and Dende acquired the Dragon Balls and summoned Porunga while Vegeta was asleep, Krillin discovering that they had three wishes at their disposal and being contacted by King Kai right afterward, who called for him to use the wishes to resurrect Piccolo, Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu. However, after learning that only one person could be brought back with each individual wish, Piccolo called for the group to wish him back and interrupted Yamcha from speaking to say that he did not care what he thought.
From then on, he elaborated that in him being brought back, they would have also resurrected Kami and therefore have the Dragon Balls on Earth as well, which they could use to wish back the others and in the meantime keep their other two wishes. Piccolo would have been wished back to Earth, but Krillin opted for him to be teleported to Namek with their next wish, a strategy which Piccolo did not know and criticized as being a terrible idea while he was brought back and teleported to Namek.
When teleported there, he was placed a great distance away from Krillin, Gohan and Dende, but was able to make himself heard when he shouted that Krillin was a dumbass for using the wish to bring him to the planet and called Gohan a nerd when he theorized the wishes from the Namekian Dragon Balls were like a monkey's paw where you had to be specific with your wishes. The wish had been made while Vegeta was both asleep and unaware. Once he woke and quickly realized they were summoning the dragon without his consent, he screamed, hurting Piccolo's ears.
Fusing with Nail Edit
Piccolo soon found himself bored with Namek after at first admiring it and concluded this was why he felt at home. While making his way to the others in the fight against Freeza, he encountered Nail and was interested in speaking with him since it would allow for "social activity". Piccolo mistook Nail speaking in Namekian as him being so broken he was not able to speak properly anymore, after which Nail revealed the language and Piccolo learned he was closer to being related to slugs rather than demons, disappointing him as he began to leave so he could be killed again.
Nail proposed a fusion between the pair and instructed him on how to properly use the technique. Piccolo put his hand where Nail's genitals would be as part of the procedure, with the latter remarking that he would be homosexual if they had junk down there, and fused with him. He became encouraged and chanted to himself that he could win, leading Nail to reveal himself as still being in his consciousness and mock his chant, Piccolo sarcastically laughing. Piccolo arrived on the battlefield after Freeza had transformed into his second form. In seeing him, Freeza tried to mock Piccolo for being the sole remaining Namekian with a joke, though Piccolo soon cut him off with a punch.
Fight against Freeza Edit
Piccolo stood toe-to-toe with Freeza in battle, surprising everyone including the latter who commented on his surprise that the Namekians were capable of producing such capable fighters, Piccolo's retort being that he was surprised anyone could take him seriously. Piccolo's fist were caught by Freeza in the midst of their struggle, with Nail commenting that he was "really kicking his ass" and Piccolo learning that he was still there. Nail asked him if he had any ideas of what he could do since he was bored, to which Piccolo asserted that now was not the time as he landed another blow on Freeza.
Freeza noticed Vegeta leaving and called for a "timeout", which confused the unaware Piccolo. After Freeza stopped him, he returned and Piccolo replied following being asked where were they that he was planting his legs somewhere between his lungs and colon during the fight. Freeza stated that he had a question and Piccolo asked what it was, Freeza afterward revealing it to be "Die" which Piccolo commented was not a question before being punched and knocked down to the ground. Piccolo instantly got back up and warned Freeza not to think he had acquired the upper hand since he was at that point still wearing weighted armor, which he promptly removed and followed with cracking his neck. Freeza asked how much it weighed, Piccolo answering it was the same as always, revealing it be 100 kilo before realizing from Freeza's smile that the concept "just sort of lost meaning after a while".
Freeza announced his intent to transform to Piccolo, who was astonished and could not believe that the villain was capable of transforming further, wanting to listen to him before Nail against his wishes started talking to him about the lack of apps in his mind and making him distracted with arguing over whether or not they could play multiplayer Minesweeper. Piccolo then realized that Freeza had begun transforming and after being asked by the latter what he thought of the form once he completed the transformation, Piccolo quipped that he thought Ridley Scott was going to sue someone, afterward being intimidated by Freeza's tongue.
Piccolo was no match for the third form of Freeza, the latter realizing this and asking Piccolo if he had ever heard of paintball, which Piccolo confirmed he had and was then told to remove the "t". Piccolo did not understand until being shot by Freeza, at which point he expressed in pain that he now understood before being shot by more of his beams and taking more damage, prompting Gohan to get involved by firing a beam at Freeza. After Freeza deflected it and sent it flying towards Gohan, Piccolo was able to prevent him from being harmed by deflecting it by firing another beam. Gohan claimed he had saved him, but Piccolo felt the use of the word there was subjective.
Freeza then asked the group who was tired of his third form, all of them saying they were and dividing their answers afterward, Piccolo settling on the second form but instead being introduced to his fourth and final one. Gohan took Piccolo away from Freeza as he began transforming and he was planned to be healed by Dende, who picked him over Vegeta and Piccolo thanked him for healing his wounds though told him that he was not Nail and ordered the latter to shut up when he claimed that he was technically. Piccolo told Dende that he had no reason to be talking to himself and instructed him to go heal Vegeta, though he questioned why he would and being reminded by Piccolo of Freeza's impending transformation.
Supporting Goku Edit
Piccolo watched the fight between Goku and Freeza. He hit Krillin each time he blurted out about the Spirit Bomb that would tip off Freeza to their intent to defeat him with it. Piccolo intervened when Freeza was about to kill Goku after learning of the attack by gazing at it. Piccolo asked Goku what his plan was and the latter explained he needed him to hold off Freeza for five minutes while he charged the Spirit Bomb despite being easily beaten by Freeza himself in less than that time but claiming to believe in Piccolo, indicating to the latter that Goku was holding a grudge before he confronted Freeza.
He asked him after he said he was being reminded of his failures if he meant his failure at killing or just in general, leading Freeza to beat him around until he rendered him unable to move. Piccolo instructed Goku to throw the Spirit Bomb even though it was not charged entirely since Freeza was about to destroy the planet. Goku did and seemingly killed Freeza. In the aftermath of the attack, Piccolo grabbed Goku out of the water and helped him up, complaining of how heavy the latter was and that neither Gohan or Krillin were helping him, instead just staring at him as he got the pair out of the water. The four laughed together at a joke Goku made, before Freeza revealed himself to still be alive and shot at Piccolo, who's last words before passing out were "Fuck you."
Return to Earth Edit
Piccolo was returned to Earth after a wish was made by Dende to teleport everyone on Namek to the planet apart from Goku and Freeza. He was then healed by Dende and questioned where he was as he regained consciousness, denying Dende his request to hug him. Piccolo then noticed Gohan, who ran over to him. Guru started to yell out for Nail, who Piccolo told in his mind that he was looking for him, adding that it was convenient that the only people revived were the ones that had died at the hands of Freeza and his men. Piccolo witnessed the execution of Guru by the other Namekians.
In the year following the events on Namek, Piccolo stayed mostly to himself, though he had further presence in the company of Nail. While standing alone, Nail asked him about getting a house or job, though Piccolo responded to the latter question by stating that his appearance would hinder his ability to get one to such an extent that it would be impossible. Kami approached him, after being kicked off the lookout by Mr. Popo during the latter's intimacy with Jinx, asking if he could stay at his place. Piccolo noted that he did not have anywhere to stay and when Nail greeted Kami, told the former that Kami could not hear him only to discover the two could speak. Nail revealed to Kami that the two had fused while Piccolo was on Namek, leading Kami to ask Piccolo if he was aware that the technique was forbidden. Piccolo remarked, "You're face is forbidden."
Piccolo was constructing a house with the company of Nail until feeling two strong power levels, one of which he instantly recognized as Freeza and started screaming over. He arrived at the scene of where the two were planned to arrive and though Vegeta mentioned him as being the last one to complete Earth's group of pathetic fighters, he revealed himself to having been there the entire time. After Vegeta asked him if he wanted a medal, he turned and complimented his shirt. He tried to further talk about it, but cut himself off by announcing the arrival of Freeza and the other power level. With Krillin being surprised that Freeza had a father, Piccolo reasoned that this made sense since everyone had a father apart from him, causing Vegeta to mock him by claiming that his dad was dead, though Piccolo argued that his was as well in defense.
Goku's return and warning Edit
Following Trunks' defeat of Freeza and King Cold, the Z-Fighters remained with him until the arrival of Goku, who was shortly after returning to Earth called away by Trunks to speak about the upcoming android threat as he revealed he was from the future and the as-of-yet unborn child of Bulma and Vegeta, which Piccolo heard and laughed at before being asked what was "so funny" by Vegeta, his retort being his pink shirt. Trunks further warned that the androids would appear on May 12 in three years, which Piccolo also heard and reminded Goku of when he started speaking to the rest of the group after Trunks left. Piccolo revealed to Goku that he heard the entire conversation between the pair and promised not to reveal the details to anyone, telling Nail to shut up after the latter claimed he would.
Piccolo then spoke to the other Z-Fighters on Goku's behalf about the upcoming threat and when Goku reasoned that he did not use his newly-acquired Instant Transmission technique to defeat both Freeza and King Cold because he wanted to give everyone else a chance at doing it instead, Piccolo asked him politely not to make a habit of that. Piccolo then began training with Goku and Gohan, he and the former attacking Gohan at the same time and causing him to fall over a cliff. With Goku commenting that his son needed to learn how to dodge, Piccolo agreed with him and lamented that they were still working on that before questioning how he was able to convince Chi-Chi to let them train with him, learning that Goku had lied and said the pair were on a field trip before being asked by him not to tell anyone they were there. Piccolo asked what he was talking about, reasoning that they were just studying, Goku quickly catching on that he was playing coy and Piccolo then suggested that they go drive cars again.
First wave of androids Edit
Piccolo trained in secret with Goku and Gohan for those three years, though it was revealed to Chi-Chi by Goku that the group was off the face the androids the day of their arrival. While flying with Goku and Gohan, Piccolo met with Krillin as well while on his way to the site, Piccolo coming to an understanding that prostitution was legal in the city. He was introduced to Trunks, Bulma's infant son, leading him to question where Vegeta was who he referred to as "daddy". After Yajirobe's car was shot down, Piccolo turned everyone's attention to the androids by directing them to look into the sky before they flew into the city, which coupled with the fact that the group could not sense their energy, Piccolo concluded that they would have to search for them in the city.
Yamcha found the androids, Android 19 and Dr. Gero and was critically wounded by Dr. Gero before the other Z-Fighters arrived. After Krillin said there was two kind of fisting there, Piccolo expressed his belief that Yamcha was bleeding out and reminded Goku that he had left the Senzu Beans with Bulma. Piccolo then spoke to the androids and referring to them as such, leading Dr. Gero to question how he could know that and Android 19 to theorize that he was psychic as his computer programming processes, leading to Piccolo remarking that he could not tell them off the top of his head. Dr. Gero started causing damage to the city, which was stopped by Goku as he punched him in the cheek, stopping him from further causing harm as he falsely believed he had killed the entire population which Piccolo claimed he had and reminded Goku to play along so he would not be persuaded to act again.
Tien thought they should move the fight, asking Piccolo if he knew any good wastelands and the latter at first questioning why he was being asked before listing one that was "north west, about a hundred miles" and starting to review it as being "actually kind of nice" with "nice rock formations, neat cacti" before flying off with Goku, Tien and the androids. Arriving at the wasteland, Piccolo started speaking to the androids once more as Goku expressed how hot he was feeling, continuing that they could finally fight before questioning who they were and what they wanted. Dr. Gero revealed he had been spying on Goku and the battles were rated on a scale of 1 to 10, leading Piccolo to question Android 19 how his fight with Goku was rated and become momentarily happy when he learned it was an 8 out of 10. Dr. Gero then expressed his intent to defeat Goku with the power he had which he believed was enough to kill him and his friends, leading Piccolo to question if he had followed him all the way to Namek and with Android 19 confirming that they had not, Piccolo assumed that Dr. Gero had never seen a Super Saiyan. Dr. Gero confirmed this by Android 19 scanning for information, leading Piccolo to call on Goku to transform.
Piccolo watched the fight against Goku and Android 19, all the while joining Tien in being taunted by Dr. Gero. He noticed Dr. Gero's frustrations with Android 19 for not being able to dodge, which prompted him to turn and look back at Gohan. When Goku started to suffer from the effects of a heart attack, Piccolo asked him basic questions that allowed him to deduce the disease was affecting him during the battle and tried to tag in before being shot down by Dr. Gero, seemingly neutralizing him. Vegeta then arrived, leading Piccolo to state that the "prodigal asshole" had returned and when speaking to Gohan, revealed he had faked his injury while poising what he felt was the better question: "Where was my Senzu Bean?" Krillin then threw one at him, which caused him to look angrily. Piccolo caught Goku after Vegeta kicked him away as he prepared to engage Android 19. He then unanimously agreed with the rest of the Z-Fighters that Yamcha would be better suited taking Goku home rather than staying.
Piccolo looked around for Dr. Gero, who spotted him initially while looking for a way to get away from the Z-Fighters without encountering Vegeta. Piccolo debated with Nail the names of several more attacks and was grabbed by Android 19. He tried to telepathically reach Gohan but instead made contact with George Takei, who was intrigued when Piccolo stated that the old man had him from behind and then overheard Tien as he sang Yamcha's song "Cat Loves Food". Gohan soon saw the two and attacked Dr. Gero, knocking him away from Piccolo as the latter asked him how he was able to see them, to which Gohan explained they were in the air and questioned how he could not, leading Piccolo to instruct him not to sass him. Piccolo was given a Senzu Bean by Krillin after Dr. Gero said he was in no mood to fight and told the android to call him the "Can opener" as he would "bust open" the android. With Vegeta swearing that the android was his to fight, Piccolo played him by stating that he did not think the Super Saiyan would want to waste his time with an opponent like Dr. Gero. Trunks arrived afterward and debunked Dr. Gero as one of the androids that killed the Z-Fightds in the future, confusing the group as they had only been fighting him and Android 19. Piccolo said his name, which lead to Vegeta learning that he was son from the future.
With Bulma's arrival and nearly being killed by the attack of Dr. Gero prior to being saved by Trunks, Piccolo suggested that Gohan take her and the infant Trunks to safety, reasoning to him after he expressed doubt that he was sure his father was fine. Piccolo also told Gohan that he was a good kid after noticing the way that Trunks was being treated by Vegeta and revealed to Bulma that Trunks was his son from the future, leading her to realize that she had solicited her son for sex and questioning why she had not been told which Krillin explained due to it being "hilarious", though Piccolo was quick to point out that he had just learned that he was her son. Piccolo went with Krillin and Tien to look for Dr. Gero's laboratory in the woods, where he initially was behind the idea of them sticking together before Tien suggested that they would be able to cover more ground separate, to which he agreed, much to Krillin's dismay. Piccolo arrived at Dr. Gero's laboratory with Tien after Krillin warned them where it was, having difficulty knocking down the door. Vegeta and Trunks arrived, the former asking if they were having a party and Piccolo reasoning this was why he was late. After Vegeta blasted the door down, Piccolo was introduced to Android 17 and Android 18 and witnessed Android 17's murder of Dr. Gero.
Piccolo arrives during Vegeta's battle against Android 18, but does not interevene due to his distaste for Vegeta.Trunks eventually intervenes, however, and the rest of the group quickly follows to protect Trunks. Piccolo stepped in after Trunks was attacked by Android 17, attempting to fight before being hit by Android 17 as well, who knocked him to the ground. Piccolo came to after Trunks and Vegeta were knocked out while Tien was being chocked by Android 17 and Krillin was making quacking noises, which he learned from Nail after asking what he had missed. Piccolo assured Nail that he had it and though the latter doubted him, he asked if he wanted to bet as he charged Android 17 and was taken down with a single blow.
Piccolo was afterward brought back to consciousness by Krillin with the use of a Senzu Bean. After learning from him that he was given a kiss by Android 18, Piccolo stated that he did not care. Piccolo stopped Trunks from going after Vegeta once the latter raced off in a fury, telling him to "give it up". Though Trunks was frustrated with Vegeta and expressed that his mother had told him of his personality, Piccolo stressed that at least he was not trying to kill them again, which Trunks had been unfamiliar of. Once he revealed that the androids were stronger in the present-timelin4e than in his, Piccolo expressed outrage, stating they were not able to put up a decent fight even with two Super Saiyans.
Krillin mentioned the possibility of a Super Namekian, which caused Piccolo to become annoyed and fire a beam that everyone was able to dodge as he flew to the sky and told them that they could all kiss "THE GREENEST PART" of his "ASS!" While flying, he was confronted by Nail on what his frustration was due to, though all Piccolo could tell him was that he may be getting a new roommate. After Nail asked if he had to move the pool table, Piccolo questioned him before catching himself and stating that he almost fell for it, but learned there was a pool table when he heard Nail playing and became further aggravated.
Piccolo flew to Kami's Lookout and greeted Mr. Popo, before encountering Kami, who he ignored the greeting of and told him to cut the crap while insisting that he knew why he was there. Piccolo noticed Mr. Popo's strange demeanor as he counted the square tiling of the lookout and asked Kami what had happened to him, learning that he had finished "dropping" a gallon of LSD. Piccolo informed Kami that he was there for his body and when Nail commented that he could "at least take him out to dinner first", he told him that they did not eat and ordered him to shut up. Piccolo reasoned that if Kami were half the guardian of Earth that he was supposed to be, then he would know they did not have any time to waste and assumed once Kami started speaking about an evil that had risen, that he was talking about the androids and how dangerous they were.
Fusion with Kami Edit
Piccolo remained on Kami's Lookout for three hours and in feeling the massive energy drop, asked Kami if he felt those lives being depleted and asked him if he was still going to put off their fusion. With Kami indicating that he would, Piccolo expressed his frustration as he claimed that he had been meditating for those last few hours since arriving there before ordering Kami to either "shit or get" in his body. Though Nail was put off by the prospects of their merging, Piccolo hushed him and with Kami claiming that he needed to feel the situation out, Piccolo asked what there was to feel out by telling him that they had probably lost another city by it either being missing or dead due to his cryptic warnings and jerking him around before ordering Kami to start acting like the guardian.
Kami accused him of trying to take the title away from him, though Piccolo reasoned that his refusal could not be about the job since he had previously tried giving it to Goku who he stated did not even look after his own kid and that he himself was more of guardian to Gohan than he was. Kami then called it his responsibility, with Piccolo noting that it was very good and all, but argued that he was allowing people to be killed and that the world would be destroyed if they did not merge. With Kami stating that he had become a prisoner in being trapped on the lookout, Piccolo apologized since had he had never saw it that way. Kami informed him that they would be getting rid of the Dragon Balls by their fusion, but Piccolo told him that was not a problem since they had a "whole planet of" their people waiting to make them more and called Kami a "smartass" after he questioned what he meant by their people.
Piccolo then placed his hand on Kami's stomach, the latter having theorized that Piccolo was already familiar with the technique. Kami tried to convince him to go lower, but Piccolo told him that he was "not falling for that" and the two fused. Right after the fusion, Piccolo asked if this was who they were. Piccolo then called out for anyone, be it Kami or Nail in his head, and then briefly thought of the possibility that they were gone, only to overhear the two laughing and realize they were not. Nail asked if this was the part where he chanted to himself and Piccolo told him to shut up, being annoyed when Kami did it for him as he flew off the lookout.
Piccolo then arrived in Ginger Town, where he overheard the constant talking between Nail and Kami and asked the pair if they could stop speaking for a minute. After Kami asked Piccolo what driving a car was like, Piccolo told him to shut up as he overheard someone in the background.
Fight with Cell Edit
Piccolo questioned Cell as to "what the hell" was going on and in return, the latter asked if he wanted to see him "drink" a man he was holding. Nail thought he would puke, but Piccolo tried to tell him that he could not since he was in his mind. Nail apparently managed it anyway. Piccolo explained to Cell that sensing a disturbance brought him to the latter's "neighborhood" and judging by Cell killing the man by absorbing him, expressed his belief that Cell was the one who absorbed the entire city. Once the latter confirmed his suspicions to be correct, Piccolo questioned him on his motives.
Piccolo called Cell a monster, though admitted they were alike in both receiving a significant power from absorbing someone before he powered up. Piccolo spin-kicked Cell after the latter recovered from the power-up and told Kami and Nail that he had always wanted to do it. He also made his intentions to do it again clear to the pair, arguing that he could do it as much as he wanted since it was his body. Cell began charging a Special Beam Cannon, which both Kami and Nail recognized as one of Piccolo's moves, though the latter insisted it was Goku's Instant Transmission before it was fired at him and he deflected it.
After Piccolo kicked Cell, the latter requested he no longer kick him. Piccolo brought the possibility of obliging if Cell explained how he knew his technique. Cell began charging a Kamehameha, which initially surprised Piccolo since he believed that the attack was exclusive to Goku before remembering that Gohan and Master Roshi and even he himself had used the attack previously. Though he managed to avoid the beam, Piccolo was grabbed from behind by Cell, who started absorbing his arm. Piccolo's arm was for the most part absorbed and had a grotesque appearance in relation to the rest of his body, which prompted Cell to remark that he was starting to look like Kami.
Piccolo admitted defeat since he no longer had the use of his arm and requested that before Cell finished him off, he tell him everything about him. Though Cell was somewhat reluctant, Piccolo stated he did not have to if he did not have anything important to say. Piccolo was annoyed to discover he was a creation of Dr. Gero and mentioned to Cell that the Z-Fighters referred to Androids 17 and 18, who Cell called "Cyborgs 17 and 18", as androids.
Piccolo called Cell's name "kind of boring" and as Cell intended to absorb him, he asked if he wanted to see something cool, in reference to Cell's earlier statements. Piccolo then regrew his arm, impressing Cell as Krillin and Trunks arrived. The three were victim to Cell's Solar Flare, which Krillin mentioned as Tien's attack, which Piccolo stated he was aware of.
Search for Cell Edit
Piccolo expressed his frustration after Cell fled, repeatedly saying, "Dammit." Vegeta and Tien both arrived and learned that Piccolo had fused with Kami, though Piccolo thought the most important thing was addressing the fact that there was now another android created by Dr. Gero. Piccolo told Tien that Cell was vague about his strength increasing if he found what he was looking for, but knew that he would be unstoppable if he joined forces with the androids. Vegeta insisted that he would never be as strong as a Super Saiyan, though Piccolo stated that the transformation was "not much of a milestone anymore." Trunks theorized that there was a Cell in the present-timeline and went with Krillin to look for him in Dr. Gero's basement. Piccolo and Tien stuck together in deciding that they would go after Cell. Once Krillin and Trunks left, Piccolo apologized to Tien for his father killing Chiaotzu. Tien lamented during their searches that Cell had killed his fantasy team and Piccolo asked him if he was serious, doubting that he had hobbies.
Piccolo and Tien went to the site of another one of Cell's absorbing sprees, this time an amusement park, where Piccolo questioned why the rides were still running and stressed was supposed to be a place fun despite the horror that had occurred while Cell had been there. Piccolo was with the Z-Fighters when he told the group that they could not keep chasing after Cell since whenever they failed to catch him, they also lost another city. Goku then arrived, taking Gohan and leaving, prompting the group to chose to get some rest at Kame House. Piccolo was naive towards Kami's wondering if Master Roshi had any pot on his island, even after Nail made it clearer. Piccolo assumed that Master Roshi did since he knew the Mafūba. Piccolo watched television reports of Cell's activities, trying to escape hearing information about him by turning the channels, though they were all discussing him and made it inevitable for Piccolo to block out news on him.
Piccolo then screamed at the television that he understood that Cell was absorbing people and was trying to stop, after which Kami suggested that he get some sleep, but Piccolo refused, saying he would only do so when he was "dead." The Androids then arrived on the island, Piccolo soon afterward waking the other Z-Fighters and going outside to confront them. After Android 16 revealed that Goku was not there, Piccolo told the androids to leave, but Android 17 stressed that the group had come all that way "to kill somebody" and 18 elaborated that they would kill him if he did not reveal where Goku was. Piccolo instructed the other Z-Fighters to remain on the island and flew off with the androids to combat them.
Fight with 17 Edit
Piccolo began his fight with Android 17 by removing his weighted clothing, expressing that he was not the same Namekian that had previously been bested by him and powering up. After completing this, he charged Android 17, beginning with a punch to the face, which Android 16 tried to warn him about by yelling "Dodge". Android 17 learned from Android 16 of Piccolo's fusion with Kami as Piccolo continued attacking. He summed up the definition of Kami, explaining, "It mean's god. Now bow!" He then fired a shot at Android 17, after which he began firing several energy spheres as part of his Hellzone Grenade and then launching them at the android, who had failed to understand the nature of the attack and lamented that it had a cool name as well when Piccolo stated it.
Android 17 emerged from the smoke unscathed and mentioned how Piccolo had tried to kill Goku before, which he likened to the androids' ongoing search for him. Piccolo stressed that his time was different as he had wanted revenge whereas they were just doing it for "shits and giggles." Android 17 stressed that hearing Dr. Gero tell him to kill Goku in his subconscious for a few years was what had caused him to want to, leading Piccolo to become nostalgic. When Android 17 gave him the ultimatum to tell them where Goku was or have him become serious during their ongoing fight, Piccolo chose the latter as it would "be a nice change of pace." Piccolo started to back-flip after being struck by Android 17, leading Nail to question him and Kami to remind him that he could fly. Piccolo began slamming punches into Android 17's stomach as Android 17 did him and the pair distanced themselves from each other, Android 17 finally admitting that Piccolo was a worthy opponent by saying he was "hard to put down".
Piccolo bluffed that he was "actually beginning to enjoy" himself as Nail informed him that they had a "problem." Piccolo misunderstood him, assuming he was talking about him reaching his limit and admitted to his bluff though Kami mentioned it as "another problem." Piccolo asked if they were referring to the other androids, leading Nail to call it "another 'nother problem." Piccolo turned and realized they were talking about Cell, who had arrived at the battlefield.
Piccolo declined being related to Cell when Android 17 asked if Cell was his "inbred mutant cousin" and mentioned that he thought he was on his side. As Cell began charging up, Piccolo explained to Android 17 and the other androids who he was and that he was from the future, though this was dismissed by Android 17. Piccolo realized from Cell's immense strength that he had absorbed many people, horrifying him as he stood in fear while Cell walked up to him and he asked how many he had absorbed.
Snapping out of his fear, Piccolo intervened when Cell tried to absorb Android 17 and tried to inform the latter of Cell's previous misdeeds, even confirming to Android 18 that he was not kidding about defeating an entire battle-ball team at the same time. Piccolo tried to use his Light Grenade on Cell, appearing to both Androids 17 and 18 to have killed Cell when in reality the latter was still alive. Piccolo was then subjected to being beaten and then vaporized, after which he was thrown into the water to drown and sinked as his energy went out and he could no longer be sensed.
Piccolo however, survived despite the hole in his chest by regenerating and was discovered by Goku, who teleported him and Tien after arriving on the battlefield following the latter's attempts to stall Cell after he succeeded in absorbing Android 17 and was trying to absorb Android 18 in an attempt to reach his perfect form. Piccolo regained his consciousness at Kami's Lookout after receiving a Senzu Bean, telling Goku afterward that he had only succeeded in stalling Cell, as the latter was still free to hunt Android 18 and that they still did not have anyone that could defeat him. After this, Mr. Popo announced that Trunks and Vegeta were out of the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, giving the Z-Fighters a pair of fighters strong enough to fight Cell in his present state, Gohan retorting, "Or do we?" and Goku responding that they still did not since the pair had not went inside of the chamber. Piccolo was awe struck by Goku not realizing that his son meant the pair.
On the sidelines Edit
Bulma arrived at the lookout, bringing along some armor for the group to wear in their fights against the androids. While Goku and Gohan donned it, Piccolo and Tien remained standing aside, declining to wear it nor give reasons when asked by Bulma for their choice. As Vegeta and Cell fought, Piccolo and Tien stood around at the lookout, Piccolo correcting Tien that they were rooting against Cell when he said they were actually rooting for Vegeta. With Tien asking what they would do if "he" won, Piccolo questioned who he was talking about. Though Bulma tried to stick up for Vegeta, Tien remarked that she had been left a single mother by him, Piccolo adding that him leaving was for the best, clarifying what he meant by asking her if she would really trust Vegeta with a baby.
Piccolo and Tien held a bet to see whether Vegeta or Krillin would screw up in the fight against Cell, Piccolo asserting his belief that Krillin would based on his history while Tien favored Vegeta. He explained what they were doing to Bulma who selected both after he asked her which of the two she picked and both he and Tien expressed surprise at her choice. After Krillin destroyed the detonator that Bulma had made for the androids to be destroyed with, Piccolo informed her of this and with her saying that the detonator was twenty hours of her life, he assessed that the rest of it would go if Vegeta followed suit. Tien also became angered, though realized that Krillin's actions were due to Android 18 being a girl, which Piccolo was still confused of until Tien further explained that Krillin wanted sex, which Piccolo found gross.
Vegeta followed suit by allowing Cell to absorb Android 18, wanting a challenge in defeating him. Piccolo was able to sense this as well and told Bulma of what he was intending to do, the latter remarking that she had won the bet, only for Piccolo to scream that they were all going to be killed. Cell was eventually able to absorb Android 18, leading to his transformation into his Perfect Form. Piccolo sensed this from the lookout and told the others that they were all fucked, sentiments that Perfect Cell coincidentally repeated to the others.
Dead Zone Edit
He appears in Garlick Junior's castle shortly after Krillin, after that he kills one of Garlick Jr's minions (Despite trying to aim for Krillin) and stops Kami from killing himself, he then battles Garlick Jr along with Goku, after blasting him, he gets in an argument with Goku about who killed him, meanwhile Garlick Jr was summoning the Dead Zone
Christmas Tree of Might Edit
Space pirates came to Earth after Shenron created a Christmas tree, the result of a wish from Krillin. Piccolo confronted Turles, their leader, after he encountered Gohan, noting his similarity in appearance to Goku while Turles claimed he looked like a Yoshi. Piccolo said he got that and wanted Gohan, ultimately receiving him when Turles threw him over to him. Piccolo wished Gohan a "merry Christmas" before being blasted by Turles.
Lord Slug Edit
Cooler's Revenge Edit
Cooler 2: The Return of Cooler's Revenge - The Reckoning Edit
Super Android 13 Edit
Originally an enemy, Piccolo reformed once his friendship with Gohan began, as in the year that they spent training he finally had a person to talk to and his loneliness decreased significantly while he was around. In training him to help him take over the world, Piccolo then acquired an ally that would be long term rather than his partnership with Goku which was initially formed just to defeat the latter's brother Raditz.
Piccolo's loneliness caused him to compromise with others, as he agreed to fight Raditz with Goku only after the latter stated he would add him on Myspace and his fusion with Nail being brought about by his desire not to be by himself.
Despite starting as a one-dimensional, villainous character, Piccolo eventually comes to genuinely care for others. At one point he attempts to protect the inhabitants of a decently sized city by claiming to Dr. Gero that he had killed everyone in it in an effort to keep them safe. He also casually admits he would be inclined to aid Goku were he battling one of the androids and tells Gohan he is a good kid after noticing the way Vegeta spoke to Future Trunks.
- Season One
- 101. The Return of Radditz!... Wait...
- 102. And They All Lived Happily Ever... Oh...
- 103. Happily Ever Afterlife
- 104. Snakeway to Heaven
- 105. Vegeta: Kills Bugs Dead
- 106. No One Ever Listens to the Magical Dragon (stinger only)
- 107. Saiyans? On My Planet? (It's More Likely Than You Think)
- 108. Nappa's Best Day Ever
- 109. The Set Up
- Season Two
- 203. Dr. Briefs Made This Episode In a Cave... WITHABOXOFSCRAPS! (stinger only)
- 206. Vam qan Namek (stinger only)
- 214. The Best Laid Plans of Saiyans and Namekians
- 215. Nail is Piccolo, and So Can You!
- 216. Alien VS. Piccolo
- 217. The Saiyan Formerly Known As Prince
- 218. Leave It To Freezer
- 219. Freeza Burn
- 220. Freeza: The Final Cut
- Season Three
- 301. There's Something About Maron
- 302. Battlefield Ee-arth
- 303. Cold Cuts
- 304. News of Future Past
- 305. The Island of Dr. Gero
- 306. Super Saiyan Swagger
- 307. Catch Me If You Can-droid
- 308. Dr. Gero or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Androids
- 309. Blood, Sweat, and Gears
- 310. 16, 17, and 18 Things I Hate About You
- 311. The Trouble With Time Travel
- 312. Fear and Loathing in Ginger Town
- 313. Cell Service
- 314. Cell Reception
- 315. Hyperbolic Plot Device
- 316. "Percussive Maintenance
- 317. "Family Reunion"
- 318. "Advanced Geometry"
"WHY CAN'T YOU SAVE YOUR OWN DAMN SEEEELF!?"
"No, Goku. I just LOVE to get naked when I'm around you."
"Wait a minute, a body! SOCIAL ACTIVITY!"
"Now, CLOTHES BEAM!"
"Shut up, Nail"
"It's the kind of shirt that screams ... HE'S COMING!"
"Dodge, bitch! Get out the way, Get out the way, BITCH, Get out the way!"
"DAMN YOU PAVLOV!!!"
"Some of [my annoyances] I invite to live in my head"
"It means God, now bow!"
"WHAT!?!" - Lord Slug Abridged
Turles: You want this kid? Piccolo: I want that kid. Turles: You want this? Piccolo: I WANT THAT KID!!!
Namekian Biology Edit
Like all Namekians, Piccolo can regenerate lost limbs in a quick moment, but the timing is inconsistent. For example, in his fight against Raditz he lost his arm but grew it back after the fight, while in his first fight against Cell, he tore off his drained arm and regrew it instantly. Piccolo can also hear things from far way, but whistling is very painful to him. He had to remove his ears in the fight against Lord Slug to help Goku when he asked Gohan to whistle.
Attacks and Techniques Edit
Special Beam Cannon - Also known as Light of Death or Makankosappo. It takes five minutes to charge (not anymore),and he can't pronounce its Japanese name (Makankosappo), so he says "Special Beam Cannon" instead. First used in his fight against Raditz. He discussed with Nail on using a two-hand variation, to which Piccolo denied being similiar to the Kamehameha.
Clothes Beam - His most metro attack, generates clothing and, in one instance, a sword. First used on Gohan after he lost his clothes during his Great Ape rampage.
Hellzone Grenade - Multiple energy spheres head towards a target and explode on impact, Piccolo came up with this name while discussing attack names with Nail. First used against Android 17.
Light Grenade - A powerful energy blast against an enemy. First used against Cell as a last ditch effort.
Nail Gun - First heard of in Episode 37, Piccolo tried to use it in Episode 47, but he failed because Cell attacked him. Apparently it was his last last ditch effort. This attack has yet to be seen.
A forbidden technique, Piccolo can fuse with other Namekians to increase his strength. The first fusion he did was with Nail, who according to him, had enough power to face off against Freeza, whuch was shown when he was able to handle himself against Freeza's second form. The second fusion was with Kami after much convincing. With this power up, Piccolo was able to handle against Imperfect Cell and Android 17. The after effect from these fusions however is that the soul of person is transferred to the main bodies conscious. Nail said it was temporary, but so far Nail and Kami are still in Piccolo's head.
- A recurring characteristic of Piccolo is his desperation to make friends. First he befriends Goku despite hating him, then acts jerkish to Gohan at first but then warms up to him and they become very close. His first words upon seeing Nail are "Social activity!", and in a parody of Born This Way Tenshinhan states (very bluntly) that his lack of friends led to him making a costume entirely of Yoshi dolls.
- He had MySpace, but later switched over to SpaceBook, which is a reference to the real life social network known as Facebook.
- Since he fused with Nail, he has been in Piccolo's head and probably telling him snappy remarks he can use on his enemies. This is evident in Lord Slug and Cooler's Revenge. As of Episode 40, Kami fused with Piccolo in order to defeat the andriods 17 & 18 and now has both Kami and Nail inside his head.
- He traumatized Gohan during his training sessions. This is evident when he tells Gohan to dodge sometime during the fight with Nappa and he ends up cowering in fear of the words.
- He isn't familiar with common street names for marijuana; when Kami reefers to it as "Grass" he assumes he's talking about literal grass.
- His only friend on MySpace was Tom, who is the creator of MySpace and a default friend for everyone on MySpace. He later replaced Tom with Goku in exchange for helping him save Gohan.
- He originally didn't want to go to Planet Namek, pointing out how he would simply get killed again upon being wished back to life.
- According to Nail, Piccolo apparently has "apps" in the same fashion as an smartphone, although so far Nail's only managed to play Minesweeper.
- He is capable of psychically accessing the internet with his antennae, as seen in gags involving him checking his old MySpace account.
- In the Abridged movie specials starting with Lord Slug, he labels the movie villains' henchmen by their "gimmicks", as "pretty one", "stupid one," and the "one with weird powers." this was a result of him dealing with Turles' misfit minions in "Christmas Tree of Might." This is parodied in "Revenge of Cooler" when after being judged, Doore (the archetypal big dumb tough one) claims himself to be "more handsome than pretty", Sauza (the pretty one) doesn't consider his powers to be that weird, and Neiz (strange one with weird powers) appears to take offense at being called stupid. Piccolo then changes his mind stating that they were all stupid.
- He's unemployed because he can't and he won't get a job.
- His training clothing are weighted, weighing 100Kg or 220Lb.(he later realizes that his weighted training clothing lost its usage during the fight with Freeza as his power level was too high for the weight to matter). He still wears them because he doesn't have a house to leave them in.
- Piccolo's cursing the name of Pavlov is a reference to the famous Russian psychologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, who is especially noted for his research into conditioning and involuntary reflex. This is evident in how when he shouts the word "dodge" at Gohan, it causes him to enter an involuntary reflex action where he searches for cover, due to how Piccolo's earlier usage of the word have been accompanied by him inflicting grevious harm upon him. Pavlov referred to this concept as "conditional reflex".
- He insists he's meditating when Nail knows he's really dozing.