ピクル, Pikuru
Origin Unknown
Debut (Anime) None
Debut (Manga) The New Theory of the Mankind's History
Age 190 million years old
Hair Color Black
Height About 245 cm
Weight About 200 kg
Fighting Style Brute Force
Voice None
Family Unknown

Pickle (ピクル, Pikuru) is a fictional character from manga series of Baki the Grappler.


Pickle is a primitive man found perfectly preserved in a saline rock formation (hence he is 'pickled'). This giant humanoid lived originally in the Jurassic/Cretaceous era. He has never been heard to speak intelligibly so far in the manga. Despite of not being intelligent enough to speak, he has his honor and he don't want to eat a creature that doesn't fight with him. He also gave back Katsumi Orochi his arm after tearing it off and he prayed in front of him. He usually crying after a fight with the one he deem worthy to fight, as an act of respect for his opponent. He never was afraid of any beast except for a single being: a wasp. He is seeing stronger opponents as a wasp that scares him enough to make him running away in fear (like in the fight with Jack Hanma and Musashi Miyamoto).


Pickle does not resemble any form of primitive man (Neanderthal or Cro-Magnon) or even modern humans, standing taller than Jack Hammer and possessing a level of muscular development equivalent to Biscuit Oliva, this has led some to believe Pickle is a missing link in the evolutionary chain. He possesses upper and lower exaggerated canines, giving him a 'fanged' appearance, and his nails resemble claws. When fighting Jack Hammer he lost his left ear to a bite attack after ripping off the flesh from Jack's jaw.



His muscles are so developed and powerful that he withstands three 9 mm. shots to the stomach at point blank range, none of which penetrate his abs, and indeed he believes the man who shot him to be engaging in some sort of rough-house 'game'. He hunted, killed and ate T-Rexes without the use of weapons in his prehistoric life, and is one of the most blatantly superhuman characters in the entire manga. He has canines that strong enough eat dinosaur and tear flesh. Pickle makes any animal run away in fear after seeing him (excepts for a siberian tiger).

His strength is shown in various occasions, being capable of withstanding a strength test with Yujiro Hanma himself, resisting a charge from Kaoru Hanayama, sending Baki Hanma flying through the Korakuen arena with a single kick, chopping a leg from Kaioh Retsu after beating him, enduring Katsumi Orochi's attacks and taking his right arm, defeating Jack Hamma with few punches and breaks all his teeth, pulling a giant crocodile with a size of a dinosaur through a sewer tunnel despite of the size of the tunnel that is not big enough for the crocodile, which need a strength of a bulldozer. Despite of being a primitive man, Pickle sometimes can using intelligent tactics like using rock and tree to make jumping land for him to launch himself and dodge Jack's attack, or using a Jujitsu technique to defeat Baki. In the past, he could using chokehold and grappling techniques to defeat dinosaurs.