|English voice actor(s)||David Gasman|
Herb Pichon is an eighth grade (ninth grade in season 3 onwards) at Kadic and a classmate to the Lyoko Warriors. He is the second-in-command of Sissi's Gang, and sometimes even the boss in times of emergency when Sissi proves to be incompetent, as he is obviously the most intelligent in their group. Herb is also in love with Sissi, although he can't tell her because she has crushes on various people including Ulrich and Theo Gauthier.
Herb is generally a very sour person, who is competitive and sometimes violent, and extremely easy to anger. Herb's anger most likely comes from the fact that the girl of his dreams is rude to him and wants another guy. He is incredibly smart in classes and is one of Ms.Hertz's best students, he is jealous that Jerimie always outsmarts him in class. Herb also has claustrophobia, as seen in Claustrophobia. Even though he is in Sissy's gang, it is shown that he is pretty unpopular in the school.
In Replika, Herb and Nicholas follow Odd and Aelita to the factory in order to discover their secret. When Herb tries to climb down the rope, he is very scared and says that he is crazy about Sissi, and later tells Nicholas not to tell Sissi about what he said. Herb and Nicholas don't discover the secret, but instead, Odd and Aelita make a fake kiss just to get them away from the factory.
Herb's face is covered in pimples, and he often complains about it. But on some occasions, his face is drawn without the acne. He is also very easy to scare, as seen with Sissi, Jim, and Nicholas as well.
In The Robots, he built a hummingbird robot to help Team Lyoko take down a robot XANA had created. Unfortunately, he seemed to have lost his memory after a time reversion occurred. He also designed the Iron Sissi for the Annual Robot Competition, a tribute to Sissi. He lost because he broke the contest rules by concealing a weapon inside the robot.
In Lyoko Minus One, he ran for Class Representative on Sissi's request against Jeremie and Odd. It is showed that Herb did not want the postision and was duing it because Sissy told him to. Herb did not have any well thought out ideas, nor was he able to connect to the student body, which is what caused him to lose the election.
Relationship with other characters
- Herb is shown to openly hate the Lyoko warriors, particulary Ulirch and Jeremie. Herb hates Jeremie due to the fact that he constantly outsmarts him in and out of class. Herb hates Ulrich for the simple fact that Sissi loves Ulrich and not him. This infuerates Herb because Ulrich does not return the feelings and constantly talks down to her.
- He is best friends with Nicholas, and is most likely the reason that the latter joined Sissi's gang. He and Nicholas usaully get allong with him very well. Nicholas and Herb are shown to be great friends and often work well togther to complete thier goals. While he is not as brave as Nicholas, Herb is willing to do anything to keep Sissi safe.
- Herb loves Sissi with a dying passion, and is willing to do almost anything for her. Sissi knows this and constantly uses Herb to do what ever she wants. Herb often goes to sissy for help with solving problems, but she usually yells at him to bother someone else, or ignores him. He spends most of his spare time trying to think of ways to impress Sissi, which usually fail, but his determination rarely falters, which will probably lead either to his complete success, or his downfall.
Faculty of Kadic
Ms. Hertz's believes that Herb is one of her best and brightest students.
Jim, has been shown to dislike Herb, due to him being a terrible athelete, and for playing pratical Jokes on him.
Powers/ abilities or skills
while herb has never been on Lyoko, he does have a few skills in the real world.
- Herb is excellent with computers, and he was able to hack Jerimie's desktop at Kadic acadamy for Sissi.
- Herb is incredibly smart and has outsmarted Jerimie on a few occasions.
- Herb is gifted in building basic robots, and was able to build a humming bird robot that was able to take out X.A.N.A.'s combat robot.
- Herb claims to be able to hold his own in a fight, but he has yet to prove it.
- It is possible Herb is related to L. Pichon, a jockey who won the 1928 Queen's Plate horse race.
- The correct spelling of Herb's name is also a controversy. The French spelling of the name is Hervé, but the English spelling is usually accepted as Herb (Herb's section on Wikipedia is an exception).
- In the french version of Code Lyoko, his voice is provide by Bruno Mullenaerts.
- In the Spanish, European dialect, dub, he was voiced by Javier Balas in season 1. However, his actor changed from season 2 onward.
- Herb built Iron Sissi, which appeared in "The Robots". He built a hidden feature in her which could illegally destroy an enemy robot. He used this in the initial timeline, but Jeremie was able to compensate in the new timeline. He also built the Hummingbird Robot shown in the same episode. His robots both had combat features built into them. Given Iron Sissi's design and the Hummingbird Robot design, it's probable that he is an extremely capable roboticist, but prefers a simpler design.
|Jeremie Belpois | Aelita Schaeffer | Odd Della Robbia | Yumi Ishiyama | Ulrich Stern | William Dunbar | Franz Hopper|
|Elisabeth Delmas | Jim Morales | Suzanne Hertz | Mrs. Hopper | Mr. Delmas|
|| Kiwi | Herb Pichon | Nicholas Poliakoff|
| XANA | Monsters