Pyro and Engineer are brothers. Originally there were only supposed to be 8 mercs but Engineer asked if his mentally unstable brother could have a job. The rest is history.
deathwood2 asked: Is this blog still alive? Are submissions just a bit scarce right now?
Yes it’s still alive. I’ll be posting a bunch soon.
Sasha is named after Aleksandra ‘Sasha’ Yekimova, a Soviet sniper in WWII.
Despite appearing and sounding male, RED Pyro is a girl; her parents were Iranian immigrants who tried having a son for years, but all they got were stillbirths and miscarriages. When Pyro was born, they tried to kill her by drowning and pass it off as an accident. Since then, Pyro has developed an imaginary world called “Pyroland”, where she is loved and appreciated by everyone she meets. She always wears a mask and baggy clothes because she’s afraid of being hated by her new teammates and ashamed of her own gender.
RED Engineer and RED Medic are the only ones who know the full story of what happened. During breaks, Medic serves as RED Pyro’s psychiatrist to help her open up and overcome her past traumas. Engineer aids Medic in his quest by acting as RED Pyro’s surrogate father.