As we all know, we finally, finally met the Pyro in “Team Fortress 2”. And it was…it was…damn, it was disturbing. It might just be the creepiest short film I’ve seen in years.
If you haven’t seen the video, here it is:
It is funny, at first, but then you start to think about it for a while and one thing starts to stick with you.
Something had to happen to the Pyro that he has to hide in a world of lollipops and balloonicorns. He had to construct this elaborate fantasy world to gloss over burning people to death and killing them with an axe, and yet that something also compels him to be a homicidal maniac who kills people in horrible way.
Or maybe I’m overthinking a gag by Valve.
image courtesy Valve