Q:Although spies are generally the master of disguise, pyros seem to cause a big fuss as to just who or what is under that mask/suit. How often do you catch a pyro without their mask and have you ever been surprised by what you saw? (Those things are a bit stifling after a while... especially after finishing a really good burning & the adrenaline wears off.)
It is hard to be surprised when I do not have any expectations for what might lie beneath the mask. They are human, as we all are, and I am sure anyone is capable of waving a torch around and considering themselves a ‘Pyro’. I do however applaud those who show tactic, despite what a nuisance they can be to one in my position. I cannot imagine running around in a mask like that to be all that comfortable. As concealing as they are, I much prefer the balaclava.
I am not sure about others bases, but at my RED base it is perhaps stranger to see a pyro who is always masked. I know there is a BLU pyro who dislikes me something fierce and I have never seen his face, not even when spying around, and inside, the BLU base.
On the RED base I have a group of… “friends” to whom I use to gather information from a few of the other social circles they share. Two of these “friends” are pyros. They are two very loud, obnoxious, promising brothers from Mexico. They only wear their masks on the field. They carry them around with them on base, same with their suits, but they do not wear them at all hours. I cannot imagine that it is very comfortable or functional.