Pyro loves happy, upbeat rock and roll songs, and at one point had quite a sizable collection of records for them.
Unfortunately, they did not last long in the firebugs hands, but it was okay,
they still play just fine in it’s head.
Although sometimes Pyro will bug one of the other mercenary’s into helping it buy a few more records to listen to to when it feels the need to add more variety to it’s internal soundtrack.
Soldier pretends to ignore when the songs are sometimes kinda girly (or worst of all HIPPY-ISH!)
After being hired as a mercenary for red team, Pyro was covertly set on a rigorous one week long training session for the express purpose of teaching the Pyro not to attack members of its own team on the battlefield.
This quickly turned out to be a huge failure, but since there were already plans in place for technology that would prevent friendly fire among members of the team, they decided to go along with hiring the Pyro anyways.
Thus, spy checking was born.
For a number of practical reasons, Of all the members of the team, the Medic is the most knowledgeable about the Pyro.
The Spy comes in second place in this regard.
Both have been told to keep their mouths shut if they want to keep their jobs.
The main reason Pyro wears a mask all the time has nothing to due with the Pyro having anything to hide, and it is a habit that began long before being hired by Red team, and will probably continue long after.
The reasoning has more to do with Pyros mental condition.
Pyro is hallucinating almost all the time, but keeping these hallucinations pleasant and consistent requires a measure of sensory deprivation for Pyro. Too much physical stimuli such as touch or sound can be extremely stressful and overwhelming for Pyro, with the sensation of being “too cold” even at room temperature probably getting quickly added to the list due to the frequency of wearing full body garments and it’s obsession with fire.
Removing all this added gear, or even so much as taking off its gloves can quickly get extremely uncomfortable for the Pyro, with Pyro both sleeping, and eating in practically full gear because of this.
As well as continuing to wear the uniform even months after being discharged from the mercenary’s (and somehow still managing to become the CEO of a successful company in spite of it)
But regardless, such things as simply taking a shower, brushing teeth, and generally just getting ready in the morning are a huge chore for Pyro, which, if the merc’s are not careful about having all of Pyros conditions met for doing so, Pyro is quick to be spooked into stopping doing altogether, potentially leading to week’s of an absolutely rancid smelling Pyro, the mercenary’s quietly agreeing to give Pyro as much space as Pyro needs when it comes to hygiene, least they return to the time in which Pyro exclusively showered in full uniform.
Though since then there have still be accounts of Pyro apparently showering with the mask still on.
Also, attempts to forcibly remove any of Pyro’s clothing, especially the mask, can make Pyro turn very violent very fast, once ripping off Soldiers hand because of such a misunderstanding.
Its theorized that Medic has had to sedate Pyro a number of times because of this sharp reaction, as Pyro is the only member of the team for which Medic is consistent about having sedatives on hand for, which is kind of a big deal when you consider this man frequently does things like open heart surgery and organ transplants on fully conscious patients.
So, probably takes a lot of the fun out of surgery for the Medic when Pyro’s the one on the table.
Although on the other hand, so long as it doesn’t effect Pyro’s ability to function, Medic can get away with a hell of a lot more… “alterations” when it comes to Pyro without anyone catching on. So, still something of a win for the Medic.