Pyro officially a girl?

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#1 Posted by Crono (2762 posts) -
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#2 Posted by mracoon (5113 posts) -

It's definately a stab at the community. People have been speculating over the Pyro's gender for a while but there hasn't been a definitive answer. I think we'll find out in his/her 'Meet the Team' video, which hopefully will be released with this update.

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#3 Edited by MattyFTM (14881 posts) -

Man, valve changed that too. First they remove the spy from the background of the sniper update, now they remove that the pyro is female? I HATE VALVES MIND GAMES THEY ARE PLAYING WITH US!!!!

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#4 Edited by Crono (2762 posts) -
mracoon said:
It's definately a stab at the community. People have been speculating over the Pyro's gender for a while but there ... [more]
lol I bet they will just keep toying with us by keeping him or her anonymous at the end of the "Meet the Pyro" video.
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#5 Edited by animateria (3341 posts) -
Staff said:
Has been deleted..

It has everything to do with the thread title.

Odd question.

Edit : It's funny how it got deleted from my post somehow?
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#6 Posted by Crono (2762 posts) -

Yeah, that guy's original post was confusing, which is why I just ignored it lol.  Looks like he realized and deleted it.

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#7 Posted by Aska (538 posts) -

This is why I think Valve is the best company related to videogames (next to Giantbomb, of course  :V ).  They love fucking with their community, and I love being one because of it.

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#8 Posted by SXBIG (145 posts) -

She or he will probably take of the mask in his or her "Meet the..." video.

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#9 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2331 posts) -

There's a purse in the Pyro's locker on 2Fort. Take that for what you will.

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#10 Posted by flaminghobo (4787 posts) -
@SXBIG said:
" She or he will probably take of the mask in his or her "Meet the..." video. "
I hope Pyro doesn't, it would kind of spoil the magic.
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#11 Posted by SXBIG (145 posts) -
@dsplayer1010: Not just 2fort you can see it on any map with a locker in it. Although the rumor is that its the scouts moms purse.
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#12 Posted by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -

lol, this reminds me of home improvement, where you never see wilsons full face until the last episode.  and the last episode sucked.

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#13 Posted by Paulrus (283 posts) -
@dsplayer1010 said:
" There's a purse in the Pyro's locker on 2Fort. Take that for what you will. "
True. But I think that its been built up too much, so Valve will probably leave the answer ambiguous.
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#14 Posted by jakob187 (22947 posts) -

I haven't played much TF2, but it would make sense.

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#15 Posted by Griddler (3374 posts) -

The thought of Pyro being a girl had never crossed my mind. 
Is there a Meet The Pyro vid coming?

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#16 Posted by Gamer_152 (14715 posts) -

I think this is Valve playing with peoples' heads and in a very amusing way too. Personally I think the Pyro is a man but I don't think Valve will ruin the mystery by letting us find out.

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#17 Posted by NinjaDuckie (56 posts) -

Pyro is obvs a robot.  Usually you can pretty much understand what people are saying through gas masks unless the speaker has a serious problem with HIS OR HER vocal chords, so therefore it's a robot, and a badly built one at that, because all it does is set people on fire. 
 
It's like if Sgt. Bash were a humanoid.
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#18 Posted by Absurd (2932 posts) -

They're probably fucking with the community.

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#19 Edited by CowMuffins (1781 posts) -
@SuperMooseman said:

" @Tarsier said:

" I don't get it "
Since you can't see the pyro's face, people like to say that the pyro is female, since all the other classes are male. "
The Pyro is a black female.
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#20 Posted by crusader8463 (14781 posts) -

one of the maps where every class has a locker in the starting room has a purse in the pyro locker. So ya. I dont think they will ever say the gender, its to much of a mind game at the monent. My guess will be some back shot of the pyro in the meet the pyro video that hints at a female form but that's about it.

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#21 Posted by HeavyWeaponsGuy (16 posts) -

@NinjaDuckie said:

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Pyro is obvs a robot.  Usually you can pretty much understand what people are saying through gas masks unless the speaker has a serious problem with HIS OR HER vocal chords, so therefore it's a robot, and a badly built one at that, because all it does is set people on fire.  It's like if Sgt. Bash were a humanoid. "  

 
Blasphemy!     
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#22 Posted by NinjaDuckie (56 posts) -

Oh good point, it also hits stuff with an axe.  Funny, we're still not really getting any further than the House Robots, though. Good job he's not Sentinel though, because that thing was completely useless. 
 
 
 
Oh wait. XP
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#23 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

lol i never thought about that. i think pyro is a guy, just by the way he screams with the taunt.

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#24 Posted by Skalmortis (2 posts) -

Pyro is OFFICIALY a girl! Hahaha look that up! ---- >  
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4607/pyroisagirl.jpg

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#25 Posted by JammyJesus (777 posts) -

Just noticed that.
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#26 Posted by goforth_and_die (128 posts) -

i hope pyro is a girl, sex up tf2 a little bit

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#27 Posted by MattyFTM (14881 posts) -
@Skalmortis said:
" Pyro is OFFICIALY a girl! Hahaha look that up! ---- >   http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4607/pyroisagirl.jpg "
They could change that down the line and claim one of the developers slipped it in without them knowing (when really they put it in to play mind games with us again). It's by no means official.
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#28 Posted by Dujun (63 posts) -
@Skalmortis: It changes between him and her.   
   
I.e. VALVe is messing with the community...
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#29 Posted by ErrorOperator (480 posts) -

Yeah its random, Valve are the best trolls around. 

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#30 Posted by eldiax (648 posts) -

Valve are amazing, mindfucking people left and right.

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#31 Posted by Jeffsekai (7160 posts) -

Its a tranny

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#32 Posted by storm3213 (2 posts) -

pyro is a female when it says try to get the achievement it says "why dont you give her a try" so yeah

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#33 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3629 posts) -
@storm3213 said:
" pyro is a female when it says try to get the achievement it says "why dont you give her a try" so yeah "
@Dujun said:
" @Skalmortis: It changes between him and her.   
   I.e. VALVe is messing with the community... "
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#34 Posted by Sharpless (504 posts) -

There is, however, a purse in the Pyro's locker on 2Fort...
 
Unless Scout's mom left it there.

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#35 Posted by Brackynews (4385 posts) -

I can deal with it.

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#36 Edited by EchoEchoEcho (56 posts) -

I certainly don't hope Pyro is female. She should definately stop taking testosterones then.

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#37 Posted by LordRupertEverton (90 posts) -

The pyro is Abe Lincoln 
(from the official tf2 wiki)
http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/The_pyro#Trivia
"There seems to be evidence that the Pyro may in fact be Abraham Lincoln, former president of the United States. The original Pyro of the BLU team in 1850 looks similar to Abraham Lincoln, and when Radigan Conagher built both Blutarch and Redmond Mann life-extending machines, apparently a third was built on April 14th for an unknown user. Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14th, and supposedly died on the 15th, leaving the possibility that he did not die, and is using a life-extending machine to be the Pyro we all know today. However, the disproving factors are that he was shot in 1865, 29 years before the machines were built in 1894, and Lincoln seems to have gotten much shorter and gained some weight. "

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#38 Posted by Sogeman (1037 posts) -

It's just Valve trolling the players. They also change him/her on the Menu screen

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#40 Posted by Azteck (7415 posts) -
@FlamingHobo said:
" I hope Pyro doesn't, it would kind of spoil the magic. "
Sorta like finding out that Samus was a girl?
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#41 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Azteck said:
" @FlamingHobo said:
" I hope Pyro doesn't, it would kind of spoil the magic. "
Sorta like finding out that Samus was a girl? "
Not really. It was pretty awesome. 
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#42 Posted by Azteck (7415 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @Azteck said:
" @FlamingHobo said:
" I hope Pyro doesn't, it would kind of spoil the magic. "
Sorta like finding out that Samus was a girl? "
Not really. It was pretty awesome.  "
Was never a huge Metroid person, so I can't say for myself. I just kinda went "Huh. Okay" at it.
 
But on topic: These are the kinds of things that make me love Valve. They are so.. community oriented.
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#43 Posted by President_Barackbar (3634 posts) -

I maintain that Valve never intended for people to think that the pyro was a girl. I think the main reason for the purse in the gear was to just throw in something totally random that would make people laugh.

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#44 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2837 posts) -

Who knows, when he/she comes out on the top sometimes it says her and sometimes it says him.

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#45 Posted by DukeTogo (1516 posts) -

Pyro has no gender, it is a fire elemental that is living flame inside a suit.

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#46 Posted by Bagga (77 posts) -

Im pretty sure they do it as kindoff a joke, noone knows

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#47 Posted by TotalEklypse (982 posts) -

my screen has said give her a shot for a while now. who knows.

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#48 Posted by itselguapo (2 posts) -

Ok i noticed something intresting.... those who have Poker at the inventory, know that The heavy is in that game, well as an unlockable you can have the TF2 deck, on that deck is the Red queen as  scouts mom without a top, and red underwear holding a blanket of some sort.... anyways but on the blue queen is a random girl with blonde pig tails, and a blue bikini, with blue boots. Rather intresting... could it be the pyro?

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