Pyrao

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Pyrao
The Minecraft avatar of Pyrao
Artistic representation of Pyrao's Minecraft avatar

Pyro from his vlog
Alternative names Pyro, Pyropuncher, Pyra0, Paul
Gender M
Age 23[1]
Country United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Pyrao (previously Pyro_0[a]), also known by his YouTube name Pyropuncher, simply Pyro, or his personal name Paul, is an Irish Let's Play commentator and a member of Mindcrack since April 2012.

Biography[edit]

Pyro was born on the island of Ireland.[13] He was raised in a mixed Catholic-Protestant family.[14] Pyro's brother, Pearse, is two years younger than him.[15]

Pyro attended Lancaster University,[16] studying computer science.[17] He officially graduated in July 2014.[18] A major factor when he was choosing universities was when he noticed a person attending Lancaster while playing Habbo Hotel at age 15, and arbitrarily made the decision to eventually attend.[19]

Let's Play[edit]

The handle Pyropuncher is derived from "Pyropunch", the name Pyro gave to his Blaziken (a fire-fighting type Pokémon) during his early teens.[20] On 18 January 2013, Pyro left his partnership with Machinima to join IGN.[21]

Mindcrack[edit]

Pyro joined Mindcrack in April 2012, having been invited to join the Mindcrack Server by BdoubleO100.[22] Bdubs credits Pyro as being the one who indirectly introduced him to Mindcrack (through Coestar and then Mhykol).[23]

Personal life[edit]

Pip, April 2015

Pyro is 5'8" tall.[24] He owns a pet pogona named Pip.[25] Pyro has a fear of needles.[26]

Pyro meditates for 20 minutes each day.[27][28] In April 2016, Pyro labelled himself agnostic, but added that he's "like a secular Buddhist".[29]

National identity[edit]

As a citizen of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom, Pyro has the ability to identify himself as Irish, British, or both, through the Good Friday Agreement.[30][31] He typically identifies as Irish,[32][33][34][35][36] but has also expressed views aligning with the philosophy of global citizenship.[37][38] Pyro says he supports both the Northern Ireland national football team and the Republic of Ireland national football team equally, but would rather support a United Ireland team.[39][40]

Minecraft skin[edit]

Pyro received Capes for attending MineCon 2012, 2013 and 2015. His 2012 cape was used on his Pyro_0 account, while his 2013[41][42] and 2015 capes were used on his Pyrao account.

Pyrao's Minecraft skin

Previous/Alternate skins[edit]

Other skins used by Pyro include Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece,[43] Borat wearing his iconic mankini[44] and Goku from Dragon Ball.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Pyro initially used only the Minecraft account Pyrao. He forgot the email login after migrating the account,[2][3] and began using the new Pyro_0 account in May 2012.[4] He regained control of the Pyrao account at some point and has since used it as the Mindcrack Weekly Recap host and also once to save himself from dying on the Mindcrack Server.[5] On the Crack the Beast and CrackPack servers, Pyro uses the account Pyro_FTB.[6] He had issues logging into the modded launcher,[7] and intended to buy a new account to fix the problem[8] but was given a gift code by @MatThomsen.[9][10] This was caused by an incompatibility between the launcher and Mojang's migrated account system.[11][12] In July 2015, Pyro began using the Pyrao account as his main account again.

References[edit]

  1. Pyrao (21 May 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/336617396875964419>.
  2. Pyropuncher (16 November 2012). "Minecraft: Mindcrack E036: Sheep Sort". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaKokIIePQs&t=20m32s>.
  3. nebris88 (7 May 2012). "Mindcrack 046 - Watching Grass Grow". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK62nSJfJ5w&t=1311s>.
  4. Pyropuncher (6 May 2012). "Minecraft: Mindcrack E004 - Relocation". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n07p0z7Yo4&t=17m42s>.
  5. Pyropuncher (21 August 2013). "Minecraft: Mindcrack S2E21 - Poisoned". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aapHZ-A88f8&t=2m46s>.
  6. Pyropuncher (20 May 2014). "Minecraft: CrackPack - Team Better Team (Episode 1)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9SXgR4qKv8>.
  7. Pyrao (8 February 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/432142525306920960>.
  8. Pyrao (9 February 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/432457120223473665>.
  9. Pyrao (9 February 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/432491710342381568>.
  10. MatThomsen (9 February 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MatThomsen/status/432460486383120384>.
  11. Marc_IRL (30 December 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/417782409350762496>.
  12. Pyrao (2 June 2014). Reddit reply. Reddit. <https://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/272201/weekly_thread_for_small_questions/chx5a01?context=1>.
  13. Pyrao (17 March 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/313273851620503553>.
  14. Pyrao (8 April 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/321403877750628352>.
  15. Pyrao (15 December 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/280084023450169344>.
  16. Pyrao (4 September 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/375313998775726080>.
  17. Pyropuncher (19 March 2013). "Another FAQ!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPynvX2nsug&t=46s>.
  18. Pyrao (18 July 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/490164066816512000>.
  19. GuudeBoulderfist (5 November 2014). "Garry's Mod - Prop Hunt - Flawless". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbJ6nGMUlH0>.
  20. Pyropuncher (28 April 2011). "300th Video - Q&A!!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4RDyEs_ip0&t=8m14s>.
  21. Pyropuncher (18 January 2013). "Mindcrack-Mini: New Channels, Updates + More!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2tE70Pizos&t=25s>.
  22. Pyrao (10 October 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <https://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1o3k0n/a_mindcracker_ama/ccolr17>.
  23. BdoubleO100 (6 September 2013). "Minecraft :: Mindcrack Server - Episode 32 :: Pyros Broadcast Building". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIZMv6xvHa4&t=14m13s>.
  24. Pyrao (10 August 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <https://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1k3s3q/mindcrackers_heights/cbl65n9>.
  25. Pyrao (11 August 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <https://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1k5bls/real_life_mindcrack_pets/cblioma>.
  26. Pyropuncher (21 November 2014). "Vlog - That Hurts!" YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOxnxky6PQ&t=201>.
  27. Pyropuncher (19 March 2013). "Another FAQ!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPynvX2nsug&t=6m4s>.
  28. Pyropuncher (14 April 2015). "Pokemon Platinum - Part 13 (Wedlocke Challenge)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ4e8od3Q8Y&t=482>.
  29. Mindcrack (10 April 2016). "Mindcrack 24-Hour Stream! Starts at 3pm Eastern". Twitch. <https://www.twitch.tv/mindcrack/v/59576434?t=18h38m26s>.
  30. Pyrao (17 March 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/445567487460278272>.
  31. Pyrao (10 June 2016). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/741337117880684546>.
  32. Pyrao (17 April 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/456940766666162176>.
  33. Pyrao (25 April 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/459707227189047296>.
  34. Pyrao (15 June 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/478331731075141632>.
  35. Pyrao (16 August 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/500663408891805698>.
  36. Pyrao (10 June 2016). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/741334805963546624>.
  37. Pyrao (16 August 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/500665026286735360>.
  38. Pyrao (6 June 2016). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/740027872706854912>.
  39. Pyrao (11 June 2016). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/741731701316038656>.
  40. Pyrao (22 June 2016). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/745726009878650880>.
  41. Pyrao (30 October 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Pyrao/status/395661870046011392>.
  42. Pyropuncher (30 October 2013). "Minecon 2013 Cape, About To Take Off + Updates!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TJdft19zOE>.
  43. Pyropuncher (17 April 2011). "Minecraft - E007: Slime Time". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abo2E6cDSv4>.
  44. Pyropuncher (23 April 2011). "Minecraft - E008: Free Fall". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH8Xc6ZmOuc&t=1m4s>.
  45. Pyropuncher (29 August 2010). "Minecraft 001 - Not Another Minecraft Let's Play!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7niMr8KK3gI&t=1m34s>.