Karako Pierot is a young Alternian troll living in Outglut during the time period of Hiveswap and Hiveswap Friendsim. He was first revealed during the Hiveswap Troll Call event alongside Marsti Houtek on March 7, 2018. His sole bullet point was "Seriously, I don't know who this is". He was then featured alongside Marsti in Hiveswap Friendship Simulator: Volume Fourteen. He was designed by Poinko. His bullet points were altered as from December 6, 2018 to "HONK.", "HONK?", and "HONK!"


His first name, Karako, is confirmed to come from the Arabic word for clown, Karakoze. The second part is derived from the French word "Pierrot", which is a style of mime, mirroring his way of conveying information without actually speaking sentences.

Biography (Dubiously Canon)Edit

Karako is a purpleblood that seems to have a penchant for running off, as he is found with an ID tag that reads: If lost, call BRONYA URSAMA under his name. In the events of Hiveswap Friendsim: Vol. 14, he runs into the player while wandering the Alternian byways. Shocked to see the player, Karako jumps in fright, getting his horns stuck in an overhead branch. After the player assures him that they aren't going to do anything to harm him, the player frees Karako. Karako is delighted to be back on the ground and chats with the player for a bit. When a drone appears, Karako becomes understandably terrified.

Bad EndingEdit

If the player chooses to run for their life, they do so while taking great care to avoid the dangerous plants surrounding them. Karako eventually fails to keep up, and the player soon finds themselves all alone. Getting worried about how Karako's faring, the play
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Karako's bad ending.

er makes their way back to where they started in hopes of finding the purpleblood. Unfortunately, Karako is nowhere to be seen, his fate ambiguous.

Good EndingsEdit

If the player chooses to protect Karako from impending doom by using their body as a shield, the drone eventually leaves after spending quite some time examining the player's antics. Karako is immensely thankful for the player's help, but commotion interrupts the player and Karako. Three seadwellers appear and immediately begin insulting and taunting the player and Karako's appearance. Despite the player advising Karako to not fall for the violetbloods' mockery and jeering, Karako has a very hard time keeping his anger in check. Karako finally snaps and lunges for the seadwellers, outright murderous.

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Karako's Dark Carnival ending.

Should the player choose to help Karako fight the seadwellers, Karako manages to injure some of the violetbloods in the ensuing scuffle. However, one of the seadwellers succeeds in snatching Karako's weapon and sticks it in his torso. The player's efforts to fight off the seadwellers are to no avail, and they watch in dismay as the violetbloods continue impaling Karako with his own weapons. Karako dies of blood loss, and his body is taken to the dark carnival by two mannequin angels. Furious and heartbroken with Karako's death, the player battles the violetbloods only to get killed off in a similar manner. The angels return for the player and place them next to Karako on the carousel, the player deciding that friendship is something that never changes.

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Karako's good ending.

Should the player choose to stop Karako from causing a disaster, the seadwellers resume mocking Karako after they get over their shock. Ignoring the player's pleas, Karako vibrates with rage and ultimately creates an explosion of fear and violence that sends the player airborne. Before the player loses their consciousness upon impact, they manage to see the seadwellers screaming in fright as they scramble to escape. When the player finally comes to, Karako is found patiently waiting for the player to wake up. Karako and the player shake hands, the player relieved that nothing overly unfortunate had taken place.

Personality and Traits (Dubiously Canon)Edit

Karako is a friendly and cheerful purpleblood, taking a liking to the player mere moments upon meeting them. When the player risks life and limb to defend Karako from an Imperial Drone, Karako is immensely impressed with the player's quick thinking. In his good ending, Karako does not hesitate to offer a hug to the player, though he later decides a handshake would be less dangerous as his belt is stuffed with blades of every sort. 

Apart from that, Karako has a bit of a temper and does not respond well to provocation. This is best illustrated when the seadwellers relentlessly mock him and the player; Karako vibrates with undiluted rage and his eyes turn red. After one jab too many, Karako launches himself right at the violetbloods with his blades in hand. While Karako is shown to be a capable fighter, things don't go well for him as his opponents are made of sterner stuff. The player guesses that Karako doesn't take well to bullying as he probably had to deal with it while on his travels. 

Interestingly, Karako only communicates through a series of honks, but the player can understand him just fine regardless. It is likely that he can't speak Alternian yet as he's much younger than he actually appears to be. Karako is also shown to be barefoot, and sports numerous jewelry on his being. 



  • According to the Extended Zodiac, his sign is Caprira, sign of the Unwavering, making him a potential Prospit Dreamer and Hero of Mind.
  • Instead of being tagged under his name like all other Troll Call trolls, he was filed as "no answers here."
  • Karako is the first troll shown to obscure his horns; in his case, using some sort of paint.
  • Karako was the only Troll Call troll to not have his name revealed on his card, instead having his first name revealed through David Turnbull's friendsim announcement post and his last name revealed in the Friendsim volume.
  • In David Turnbull's friendsim announcement post, Karako wasn't pictured: instead, his spot was empty and the text read "Where is he???" with the Alternian text reading "Mother Fucker".
    • This makes Karako the only troll to not appear in his own announcement post, barring Marvus's appearance as a drawing.
  • He is the fourth named troll in Hiveswap Friendsim to die in a route, the others being Diemen Xicali, Tirona KasundBoldir Lamati, and Zebruh Codakk.
  • When a user asked what to call him on Poinko's blog, he replied with "Honktass Buttnutt". Until his actual name was revealed, this became a popular name for him among the fandom.
  • Marsti and Karako were the only unrelated trolls introduced in the same Troll Call card that were featured together in their Friendsim debuts.
  • In Hiveswap Friendship Simulator: Volume Sixteen, he was mistakenly referred to as Karkat Pierot. This was later changed.

Hiveswap Friendship Simulator
The Player Mspa icon MSPA Reader
Befriendable Trolls
Volume One Scormini Ardata CarmiaArrius Diemen Xicali
Volume Two Sagira Amisia ErdehnGemrius Cirava Hermod
Volume Three Taurist Skylla KorigaVirus Bronya Ursama
Volume Four Liga Tagora GorjekTaurza Vikare Ratite
Volume Five Leus Polypa GoezeeSagimino Zebruh Codakk
Volume Six Scornius ?????? ElwurdGemnius Kuprum and Gemittarius Folykl
Volume Seven Scorgo Remele NamaaqLepia Konyyl Okimaw
Volume Eight Licer Tyzias EntykkTaurra Chixie Roixmr
Volume Nine Gemra Azdaja KnelaxCaprinius Chahut Maenad
Volume Ten Gempio Zebede TongvaLibittarius Tegiri Kalbur
Volume Eleven Scorist Mallek AdalovViriborn Lynera Skalbi
Volume Twelve Sagicer Galekh XigisiLiblo Tirona Kasund
Volume Thirteen Lelo Boldir LamatiLicen Stelsa Sezyat
Volume Fourteen Arittarius Marsti HoutekCaprira Karako Pierot
Volume Fifteen Leiborn Charun KrojibVirmino Wanshi Adyata
Volume Sixteen Aro Fozzer VelyesCaprist Marvus Xoloto
Volume Seventeen Virnius Daraya JonjetSagicorn Nihkee Moolah
Volume Eighteen Virsci Lanque BombyxCapriun Barzum and Caprimini Baizli
Supporting Characters Doc ScratchLusiiMother Grub
Locations AlterniaOutglutArdata's hiveBrooding CavernsOld WatchtowerClown ChurchDoc Scratch's Tower
Related Concepts HiveswapPesterquestTrollTroll CallFriendsim Music
Volumes Volume OneVolume TwoVolume ThreeVolume Four
Volume FiveVolume SixVolume SevenVolume Eight
Volume NineVolume TenVolume ElevenVolume Twelve
Volume ThirteenVolume FourteenVolume Fifteen
Volume SixteenVolume SeventeenVolume Eighteen
Hiveswap and Hauntswitch
Playable Kids Joeysymbol Joey ClaireJudesymbol Jude Harley
Playable Trolls Ariborn Xefros TritohTaurcer Dammek
Supporting Humans BabysitterPa HarleyA. ClaireMysterious Cult
Supporting Trolls Picen Trizza TethisCridea Jeevik
Troll Call Trolls Gempio Zebede TongvaLicer Tyzias EntykkScorist Mallek AdalovVirnius Daraya JonjetCapriun Barzum SoleilCaprimini Baizli SoleilSagicorn Nihkee MoolahCaprinius Chahut MaenadArrius Diemen XicaliTaurist Skylla KorigaGemittarius Folykl DaraneGemnius Kuprum MaxlolLeiborn Charun KrojibSagira Amisia ErdehnLeus Polypa GoezeeLibittarius Tegiri KalburLiblo Tirona KasundViriborn Lynera SkalbiScornius ?????? ElwurdSagicer Galekh XigisiTaurza Vikare RatiteLelo Boldir LamatiGemrius Cirava HermodLiga Tagora GorjekScormini Ardata CarmiaCaprist Marvus XolotoAro Fozzer VelyesLicen Stelsa SezyatVirmino Wanshi AdyataVirus Bronya UrsamaTaurra Chixie RoixmrSagimino Zebruh CodakkGemra Azdaja KnelaxLepia Konyyl OkimawCaprira Karako PierotArittarius Marsti HoutekVirsci Lanque BombyxScorgo Remele Namaaq
Other TesseractThe Lone GunbirdsGreen shadow monstersImperial DroneZoosmellCornibusterDoc Scratch
Concepts TrollExtended ZodiacCherub PortalAbilitechProngleScythianAchievements
Locations (Earth) HauntswitchHalf-Harley Manor
Locations (Alternia) OutglutDammek's hiveXefros' hive
Acts Hiveswap: Act 1Hiveswap: Act 2
Additional Media Hiveswap Friendship Simulator (Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7Vol. 8Vol. 9Vol. 10Vol. 11Vol. 12Vol. 13Vol. 14Vol. 15Vol. 16Vol. 17Vol. 18Epilogue)


The Player Mspa icon MSPA Reader
Pesterable Homestuck characters
Volume 1 JohnLogo John Egbert
Volume 2 RoseLogo Rose Lalonde
Volume 3 DaveLogo Dave Strider
Volume 4 JadeLogo Jade Harley
Volume 5 Cancer Karkat VantasVirgo Kanaya Maryam
Volume 6 Capricorn Gamzee MakaraScorpio Vriska Serket
Volume 7 Sagittarius Equius ZahhakLibra Terezi Pyrope
Volume 8 Taurus Tavros NitramAries Aradia Megido
Volume 9 Leo Nepeta LeijonGemini Sollux Captor
Volume 10 Aquarius Eridan AmporaPisces Feferi Peixes
Volume 11 JaneLogo Jane Crocker
Volume 12 JakeLogo Jake English
Volume 13 RoxyLogo Roxy Lalonde
Volume 14 DirkLogo Dirk Strider
Supporting Characters DadRose's MomCryptid McWhiskersDave's BroBecquerelLusiiKarako PierotBoldir LamatiDoc ScratchThe CondesceBrobotRoxy's MomThe Director
Earth Locations John's houseRose's houseDave's houseJade's house (Pacific Island) • Jane's houseJake's house (Pacific Island) • Half-Harley Manor
Alternia Locations Karkat's hiveKanaya's hiveGamzee's hiveVriska's hiveOutglutDoc Scratch's TowerEquius's hiveTerezi's hiveTavros's hiveAradia's hiveNepeta's hiveSollux's hiveEridan's hiveFeferi's hive
Related Concepts HomestuckHiveswap Friendship SimulatorTrollPesterchumThe TreasureChumroll
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