Less Violence, More Humanity [A Meet-the-Mercs Headcanon]
I’m almost certain after seeing many of my posts on #TF2 or whatever other tags I use you’re probably thinking.
Hey, the guy who thinks up these headcanons is a violent monster who glorifies violence and makes violence seem like the answer to everything, and he seems to have a pension for making the Mercs soulless killers.
To be frank with you, the Mercs actually aren’t heartless greedy sadistic killers. They’re sadistic killers but they’re not heartless and greedy.
In fact, if you haven’t seen Dr. Ludwig’s tidbits, then you probably wouldn’t know that he actually cares for The RED Mercs and that he has an actual personality besides “The Doctor that killed 23 Nazi officers.” He’s actually a caring individual who loves his team, he longs for his wife, he misses the days when he actually could be an doctor, he wants more doves, and he wants to travel to Tibet with The Spy because they’ve wanted to just retire and chill and go traveling, cause who doesn’t want to travel.
They’re all humans, they have their quirks, but they also have their dark-sides, but like I said in my “The Mercs’s Sing” Headcanon post, the guys like to drink and sing late at night after a day of murder and bloodshed to celebrate a job well done.
I won’t sugar coat it, their “job well done” would probably entail that they’ve tortured people, they’ve pulled out nails, they’ve beaten people to death, they actively remove people (even each other) out of existence just because they were annoyed by that person.
Frankly, they’re kinda just chill with other people, not really concerned with the lives of others, only the people they know and have some kind of relation to. But like, if you’re some BLU schmuck that wants to fight for BLU, well… You die.
But after all that, when they get home and go to their rooms most of them cry themselves to sleep at night because they miss their families, have regrets, or have dreams they probably can never really achieve because not only are they contracted to just plain murder people, they can’t even die to get themselves out of this.
I’ve been trying to think of a time to actually post this, because I just wanted to throw it out there that through all the violence, the RED mercs are humans. Humans that kill for fun and for work, but humans none the less.
I wanted to point this out, and as a precursor to all the other Darker themed headcanon fics I’m going to post in the future.