History WMG / TeamFortress2Pyro

15th Oct '17 3:19:19 AM Tightwire
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* Or at least was Saxton Hale's Secretary who found out a bit too much info, and got imprisoned in the pyrovision goggles to shut them up.

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* Or First off, thanks to the zombie skin for Halloween, whatever's under that suit has a human skeleton. Still plenty of room to grasp at least was straws though...
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Saxton Hale's Secretary who found out a bit too much info, and got imprisoned in the pyrovision goggles to shut them up.



* Mexican.



* ''An EnergyBeing.'' He comes from an alternate dimension where everyone is a gaseous EnergyBeing, and made the firesuit to prevent himself from dispersing. (Something in his home universe prevents him from dispersing there.) His species is highly flammable, and because he's insane, he's perfectly willing to use a weapon that could conceivably destroy himself. Because he's not ''quite'' '''that''' crazy, though, the suit is fireproof. Getting shot tears holes in the suit, causing small parts of his substance to disperse. The suit has internal repair systems that seal the gaps and stop him wafting out completely. The power sources for these systems are located in the [[BoomHeadshot head]] and [[BackStab back]], which explains why the instant kills work (the transmitted shock takes out the other power source).
* An alien. Their head isn't on the same scale as other characters. Also, based on the Invasion update. The Pyro Race communicates by setting things on fire.
** ...And if you took their mask off, you'd see a second Pyro head as their head. Or it IS their head.



* ''TheWormThatWalks.'' Under that suit is not a man, a woman, or even a machine! It's thousands of small animals, which may be rats, reptiles, bugs... Or, if Pyro ''is'' a robot, it's controlled by some sort of rodent or rodent-sized animal, or a pig in a suit.
** Sentient, hive-minded potatoes.



* ''A furry. ''(S)he knows all to well that if his/her true nature was discovered they'd be burned alive, because everyone on the internet hates furries. Fortunately, (s)he found a costume that covers up all the animal attributes.



* ''More than one person.'' No one knows what the Pyro looks or sounds like without the gas mask, so who's to be sure it's the same Pyro every time? Between matches, the Pyro steps out and gives their outfit and weapons to another someone else, who becomes Pyro in their place. No one else notices the change; all they see is a mumbling masked person with a flamethrower. Thus, the Pyro could well be a man, a woman, a robot ''and'' all the other guesses on this page; just not all at the same time.
* ''A fire elemental''. The suit contains it and gives it a more physical body for casual interactions, and it would probably be rather simple-minded, as it's basically an aspect of nature given humanoid form. Gibbing it into bloody chunks doesn't actually do what it appears to... the Pyro just loses it and the resulting heat blast melts interior layers of the suit together, forming, essentially, a bunch of heated airbags. This also explains why it can use the Hadoken taunt... it's actually releasing part of itself.
* A rubber duckie.

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* ''More than one person.'' No one knows what Formerly a gas station employee - see the Pyro looks or sounds like without description for the gas mask, so who's to be sure it's the same Pyro every time? Between matches, the Pyro steps out and gives their outfit and weapons to another someone else, who becomes Pyro in their place. No one else notices the change; all they see is a mumbling masked person with a flamethrower. Thus, the Pyro could well be a man, a woman, a robot ''and'' all the other guesses on this page; just not all at the same time.
* ''A fire elemental''. The suit contains it and gives it a more physical body for casual interactions, and it would probably be rather simple-minded, as it's basically an aspect of nature given humanoid form. Gibbing it into bloody chunks doesn't actually do what it appears to... the Pyro just loses it and the resulting heat blast melts interior layers of the suit together, forming, essentially, a bunch of heated airbags. This also explains why it can use the Hadoken taunt... it's actually releasing part of itself.
* A rubber duckie.
Gas Jockey set.
16th Jul '17 5:40:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''is a WW2 Firebombing survivor'' (Warning: Possibly a DudeNotFunny and/or highly depressing) In keeping with the World War 2 related theme, the Pyro was a young kid/teenager during World War 2, either in Germany or Japan (Possibly Japan, fitting with the "pyro is Asian" WMG). Unfortunately for the Pyro, he/she had a tendency to continually move to cities that were about to get firebombed, and constantly got stuck in the resulting conflagrations. To mask the horror, the Pyro imagined that all the people getting burned were really in a happy kiddie land, with the fire spreading happiness around instead. Unfortunately, after too many repeats of this, the Pyro began to visualize everything this way, and after the war, built some devices to spread the happiness to everyone around him/her. Meanwhyile, in the actual world, the actual violent memories show themselves as the sadistic, destructive pyro we actually see in the video. (And this guess comes out even darker than I was expecting. May need some editing in the future.)

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* ''is a WW2 [=WW2=] Firebombing survivor'' (Warning: Possibly a DudeNotFunny and/or highly depressing) In keeping with the World War 2 related theme, the Pyro was a young kid/teenager during World War 2, either in Germany or Japan (Possibly Japan, fitting with the "pyro is Asian" WMG). Unfortunately for the Pyro, he/she had a tendency to continually move to cities that were about to get firebombed, and constantly got stuck in the resulting conflagrations. To mask the horror, the Pyro imagined that all the people getting burned were really in a happy kiddie land, with the fire spreading happiness around instead. Unfortunately, after too many repeats of this, the Pyro began to visualize everything this way, and after the war, built some devices to spread the happiness to everyone around him/her. Meanwhyile, in the actual world, the actual violent memories show themselves as the sadistic, destructive pyro we actually see in the video. (And this guess comes out even darker than I was expecting. May need some editing in the future.)
21st Jun '17 4:59:53 PM Metroidman97
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[[WMG: The Pyro's real name is a unisex one.]]
Something like Alex or Casey, just to drive the gender ambiguity thing even more.
30th Nov '16 10:08:50 AM FF32
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* A ''Jewish survivor of the Holocaust.'' He was severely burned in one of the 'ovens' of the death camps, and wears the fireproof suit to protect himself and hide his deformation. He also hides a Star of David under the suit. (I like {{Respawn of the Dead}}, sue me.) This explains his "rivalry" with the Medic - the best counter for afterburn is the Medi Gun, after all.

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* A ''Jewish survivor of the Holocaust.'' He was severely burned in one of the 'ovens' of the death camps, and wears the fireproof suit to protect himself and hide his deformation. He also hides a Star of David under the suit. (I like {{Respawn FanFic/{{Respawn of the Dead}}, sue me.) This explains his "rivalry" with the Medic - the best counter for afterburn is the Medi Gun, after all.
16th Nov '16 7:08:01 AM Crocket_Lawnchair
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* Or at least was Saxton Hale's Secretary who found out a bit too much info, and got imprisoned in the pyrovision goggles to shut them up.
29th Oct '16 5:50:20 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Balloonicorn is [[HarkAVagrant Fattest Pony]].]]

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[[WMG: Balloonicorn is [[HarkAVagrant [[Webcomic/HarkAVagrant Fattest Pony]].]]
26th Sep '16 3:57:35 PM Tightwire
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* Asian.
** Chinese.
** Japanese.

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* Asian.
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Chinese.
** * Japanese.



** Mexican.
** Latino.

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** * Mexican.
** * Latino.



* Cisgendered.



* ''MASKS ALL THE WAY DOWN!''



* The Pyro's real name will be revealed as [[TomboyishName unisex]] or [[LineOfSightName obviously fake]], because Valve are trolls and want to keep us guessing. But they might just give use the nationality...

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* The Pyro's real name will be revealed as [[TomboyishName unisex]] or [[LineOfSightName obviously fake]], because Valve are trolls and want to keep us guessing. But they might just give use the nationality...



* ''A man who [[DudeLooksLikeALady looks like a woman.]]'' So he covered his face with a mask. His appearance still haunts him.
* The Pyro has a pink purse because he [[RealMenWearPink CAN]] have one. Who would be fireproof enough to question his taste? And since nobody is quite sure if their team's Pyro is a man or a woman, yet walking up to a [[TheDreaded mouth breathing freak of nature]] and [[TooDumbToLive asking what gender they]] are [[CaptainObvious has the potential to go badly]] they decide they are better off not knowing.

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* ''A man who [[DudeLooksLikeALady looks like a woman.]]'' So he covered his face with a mask. His appearance still haunts him.
* The Pyro has a pink purse because he [[RealMenWearPink CAN]] have one. Who would be fireproof enough to question his taste? And since nobody is quite sure if their team's Pyro is a man or a woman, yet walking up to a [[TheDreaded mouth breathing freak of nature]] and [[TooDumbToLive asking what gender they]] are [[CaptainObvious has the potential to go badly]] they decide they are better off not knowing.



* ''[[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Extremely verbose]] and [[SmarterThanYouLook intelligent]] if anyone knew what s/he was going on about''. As per RuleOfFunny.
* Physically, removing Pyro's mask would answer nothing about its true identity. S/he has a build similar to the scout (slender enough to be male or female), pale from lack of sun exposure (to the point that natural skin color is indeterminate), and scars obscure most identifying features (possibly even including the genitals).

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* ''[[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Extremely verbose]] and [[SmarterThanYouLook intelligent]] if anyone knew what s/he was going on about''. saying''. As per RuleOfFunny.
* Physically, removing Pyro's mask would answer nothing about its true identity. S/he has a build similar to the scout (slender enough to be male or female), pale from lack of sun exposure (to the point that natural skin color is indeterminate), and scars obscure most identifying features (possibly even including the genitals).
RuleOfFunny.



* An emasculated man who had been mentally (as possibly physically) scarred.



* ''ALL the above.'' Yes, even the mutually exclusive ones.



* ''The pyro's enigmatic race and gender is [[EnforcedTrope enforced]].'' Because of his/her PsychopathicManchild personality. The pyro would have carried UnfortunateImplications to women or whatever race (s)he supposed to represent.

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* ''The pyro's enigmatic race and gender is [[EnforcedTrope enforced]].'' Because of his/her PsychopathicManchild personality. The pyro would have carried UnfortunateImplications to women or whatever race (s)he or gender they are supposed to represent.



** Not quite true; Pyro does things like chase kittens and play with rubber duckies in reality too; fire just seems to make it all the more wonderful.

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** Not quite true; Pyro does things like chase kittens and play with rubber duckies in reality too; fire just seems to make it all the more wonderful.



* If you go by some of Miss Pauling's Gun Mettle Update voice lines to Pyro, and accept that she ''should'' have access to EVERYBODY'S files, it sounds like Valve has settled on Pyro's genuine personality as being a messed-up cross between a pyromaniac, a Mercenary, and an 8-year-old, with their real age possibly just under 30.

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* If you go by some of Miss Pauling's Gun Mettle Update voice lines to Pyro, and accept that she ''should'' have access to EVERYBODY'S files, it sounds like Valve has settled on Pyro's genuine personality as being a messed-up cross between a pyromaniac, a Mercenary, and an 8-year-old, with their real age at possibly just under 30.



* Pyro is so horribly scarred that even if s/he did take off the mask, you could hardly tell if s/he were a boy or girl.

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* Pyro is so horribly scarred that even if s/he did take off the mask, you could hardly never tell if s/he were a boy or girl.
26th Sep '16 6:24:15 AM Tightwire
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* A rubber ducky.



* A rubber duckie.




[[WMG: Meanwhile, back at the RED base,]]
The BLU Spy is sneaking around while disguised as a RED pyro.
* But why is the BLU Spy seen in Pyrovision?

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\n[[WMG: Meanwhile, back at * A bit more Horror, in real life that suit and the RED base,]]
The BLU Spy
laudanum would have only partial painkilling effect, so Pyro is sneaking around while disguised as a RED pyro.
* But why is the BLU Spy seen
often in Pyrovision?
pain, but they're just crazy and used to it so they think it's normal.




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** The descriptions for Balloonicorn actually support the idea that this is all Pyro's messed-up way of making their psychotic job all the more fun.

[[WMG: The Pyro knows the rainbows are fire]]
* It's basically a parody of what pyromaniacs feel and see when they set things on fire. So Pyro does know s/he's setting things on fire, but Pyroland is the excitement and colour the world fills with when s/he sees flames. And of course thanks to respawn s/he isn't aware the flames are deadly and painful.



[[WMG: Alternatively, Pyroland is the real world but the Pyro sees it as the standard [=TF2=] world]]



[[WMG: Miss Pauling doesn't know about Pyroland]]
* In fact nobody knows about Pyroland except The Pyro. Everybody else just things Pyro is a monster.

[[WMG: The Pyro knows the rainbows are fire]]
* It's basically a parody of what pyromaniacs feel and see when they set things on fire. So Pyro does know s/he's setting things on fire, but Pyroland is the excitement and colour the world fills with when s/he sees flames. And of course thanks to respawn s/he isn't aware the flames are deadly and painful.


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[[WMG:By the Gun Mettle Update...]]
* If you go by some of Miss Pauling's Gun Mettle Update voice lines to Pyro, and accept that she ''should'' have access to EVERYBODY'S files, it sounds like Valve has settled on Pyro's genuine personality as being a messed-up cross between a pyromaniac, a Mercenary, and an 8-year-old, with their real age possibly just under 30.
26th Sep '16 5:26:32 AM Tightwire
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Pyro is the child of a Mexican male prostitute and a Caucasian tourist. Somebody left them in a gas station toilet in El Paso-Juarez, tucked in a handbag soaked in gasoline. They were found by a wandering Mariachi band, which picked them up to fill up the numbers (A Mariachi band usually has at least 9 players).

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Pyro is the child of a cheap Mexican male prostitute and a Caucasian tourist. Somebody left them in a gas station toilet in El Paso-Juarez, tucked in a handbag soaked in gasoline. They were found by a wandering Mariachi band, which picked them up to fill up the numbers (A Mariachi band usually has at least 9 players).
26th Sep '16 5:24:56 AM Tightwire
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The Pyro doesn't know her parents. She was found newborn and abandoned ''in a handbag soaked in gasoline'' by a wandering Mariachi band in a gas station in El Paso-Juárez. The band took her with them to fill their numbers out and she learnt to be musical and burn things from an early age. The gas station mysteriously burned down less than twenty minutes after the band moved on. Her given name is Cole and she always covers up because she's got body-dysmorphia on top of the pyromania. Take off the mask, and she's the red-headed child of an unknown Caucasian tourist and a cheap Mexican prostitute.

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The Pyro doesn't know her parents. She was found newborn is the child of a Mexican male prostitute and abandoned ''in a Caucasian tourist. Somebody left them in a gas station toilet in El Paso-Juarez, tucked in a handbag soaked in gasoline'' gasoline. They were found by a wandering Mariachi band in a gas station in El Paso-Juárez. The band took her with band, which picked them up to fill their up the numbers out and she learnt to be musical and burn things from an early age. The gas station mysteriously burned down less than twenty minutes after the (A Mariachi band moved on. Her given name is Cole usually has at least 9 players).

They went crazy at 30 when they came back to the caravan site to find their spouse having an affair with the leader of the band, so they smashed the place up with the Homewrecker, killed everybody who couldn't get away,
and she set everything on fire. It was such a wonderful experience that now they always covers up because she's got body-dysmorphia on top of see fire as beautiful rainbows making the pyromania. Take off world a fun, colourful place, but if you've ever seen the mask, and she's the red-headed child of an unknown Caucasian tourist and a cheap Mexican prostitute.descriptions for Balloonicorn, Pyroland is still kinda f*cked up even so...
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