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Tertiary character
Pickles pointing a gun at Fry, at Hedonismbot's mansion, in 3011. [6ACV16]
SpeciesRobot-human hybrid
Planet of originEarth
ProfessionCybernetic oracle at the New New York Police Department
First appearance"Law and Oracle" (6ACV16)
Voiced byDavid Herman

Pickles is a robot-human hybrid who was invented by the New New York Police Department's Future Crimes Division. [6ACV16] He was programmed to know every crime ever recorded, and implanted with the brain cells of history's greatest detectives. He visualized crimes before they were even committed. These visions were then recorded into different-colored balls for each type of crime, and proved extremely useful in preventing the crimes from happening. He is, however, capable of faking visions.

Biography, heist and arrest

He spent most of his days lying in a water-filled tub (resembling floating in a pickle jar, hence his name) and visualizing crimes. However, he soon grew tired of never being surprised and being able to know everything that would ever happen.

He broke out and stole Hedonismbot's malt liquor, drinking it and killing his human brain cells, thus rendering him incapable of foreseeing the future. In this robbery he also got Fry to shoot Bender and shot Fry. However, both were wearing bullet-proof vests, foiling the murder attempts. This entire scenario was witnessed by Chief O'Mannahan and URL from behind prediction-proof glass, who then arrested him.

Additional Info


  • He is a parody of the pre-cogs from the 2002 film Minority Report.
  • The notion of a hybrid machine/human floating in a tub of liquid and being the basis of operation is taken from the 2004 T.V. series Battlestar Galactica.
  • Furthermore, the concept of collecting the brain patterns of notable men of history and creating a psychic machine that could predict any scenario resembles the Time Lord matrix from the T.V. series Doctor Who.


    Pickles: Finally, blissful ignorance!