About DarnellEditDarnell is one of the protagonists in Pico. Darnell first appeared in Pico with an animation called Darnell Plays with Fire(originally titled pyro 101) made by the founder of NG [Tom Fulp]. The animation was created in 1999 making it one of the first animations on Newgrounds.
Darnell Plays With Fire (or pyro 101) starts with Darnell showing buildings on fire and making a statement about how he set explosives to make the city go up in flames- he likes the fire. Then a plane crashes and Darnell goes to the place of the crashed plane. The plane then explodes and lands on Darnell causing him to die. Then a white screen appears. Darnell then supposedly saw God with a flamethrower burning him alive. Then a message appeared saying a moral lesson.
The Pico series of games, animations and characters are all a key part of Newgrounds history. They were created when Flash was young and used effects that were advanced for their time.
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