|Also known as:||Pablo Ruiz y Picasso|
|Planet of Origin:||Earth|
|Original era:||20th Century|
|Appears In:||The Mona Lisa Caper|
|Portrayed By:||Gösta Ekman|
Pablo struck up a friendship with the Inspector around the turn of the 20th century, bonding over a shared interest in avant-garde art. The Infinity Knight would return occasionally to see how his artistic career was progressing over the years. Visiting Paris's cafes and salons with him, the Inspector introduced the artists there to the idea of combining temporal and spatial dimensions, which became the Cubist principle of "simultaneity".
"The Mona Lisa Caper"[edit | edit source]
When the Fourth Inspector takes Lunda on a holiday to Paris in 1911, they discover that Pablo has been arrested for stealing the galaxy-famous La Giaconda. The two must find the real thieves in the demi-monde of the Left Bank. After interrogating such notable figures as Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and Gertrude Stein, they close in on poet Guillaume Apollinaire, who had been arrested by the local police and had then tried to set up their mutual friend. With further inquiry, the Inspector uncovers the alien masterminds behind the whole scheme—the larcenous but highly cultured Vulturi. After a chase through the Jardin du Luxembourg, he and Lunda apprehend them and clear their friend's name.
"When I said that good artists copy, but great artists steal," the exonorated Pablo protests, "I didn't mean it literally!"