|First appearance||Dragon Ball chapter #161Dragon Ball episode 122|
|Created by||Akira Toriyama|
|Aliases||Piccolo Daimao Junior
Big Green (UK dub) Ma-junior "The Namek" Satanàs Cor Petit "Uncle Strangehead" (Malaysian dub)
Piccolo (ピッコロ Pikkoro?), whose full name is Piccolo Jr. (ピッコロ・ジュニア Pikkoro Jyunia.?), is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball manga, authored by Akira Toriyama. Piccolo was first introduced as the reincarnation of the evil Piccolo Daimao in chapter #167 The Tenka'ichi Budokai Disturbance (波乱の天下一武道会 Haran no Tenkaichi Budōkai?) first published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on April 4, 1988, making him a demon and archrival of the primary protagonist, Son Goku. However, it is later revealed that he is from the race of alien beings called Namekians. It is also revealed that him and Kami use to be one and if one of them were to die the other one would die too. Piccolo is usually referred to as male, but as he is Namekian he is technically genderless. After Goku defeats Piccolo, Piccolo decides to team up with Goku and his friends in order to beat newer, more dangerous threats. He also trains Goku's first child Son Gohan, and they form a strong bond. Around the start of the Namek Saga, it's revealed that Piccolo's name means "another world" in the Namekian language. His name is a pun off of the musical instrument of the same name.