Nerd Pacheco

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Nerd Pacheco is a lineup player for the Hellmouth Sunbeams. Pacheco has been a member of the team since Season 1, where they began as a two star player.

Official League Records

Season 3

During Season 3, on Day 47, Pacheco swallowed a stray peanut while batting, improving their rating to ★★★ .

Season 8

During Season 8, on Day 19, Pacheco siphoned some of San Francisco Lovers batter Kennedy Meh's batting ability in a game with Blooddrain weather, bringing it from ★★★½  to ★★★★ .

Season 9

During the Season 9 Election the Hellmouth Sunbeams received the Mutually Arising blessing, which increased Pacheco's baserunning and defense by ½ .

Season 10

During the Season 10 Election the Sunbeams received the Sharing Signs blessing, which increased Pacheco's batting to ★★★★½ .

Coffee Cup

During the Coffee Cup, Pacheco played for the Cold Brew Crew as a lineup player.


COMMUNITY LORE

The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

History

Nerd Pacheco always received good grades in school. In interviews, Pacheco ascribes this not to his intelligence, but instead because his specific form of anxiety causes him to study very hard for any subject he is being tested on. Pacheco maintains that he is very knowledgeable, but he is not very smart.

Pacheco went by his last name for most of his life, but he received the nickname "Nerd" from his Blittle League team. After Pacheco was chosen to move on to the Hellmouth Sunbeams, he legally changed his first name to Nerd in order to remember his time with his team.

Time in Hellmouth

Shortly after moving to the Hellmouth, Pacheco Adapted saguaro cactus-like antlers that allow him to store water for a long lengths of time. Pacheco's antlers were one of the few sources of water in the Hellmouth, prior to the opening of Hahn Fox's backyard pool.

Pacheco has maintained a reputation as a meticulous planner, and is the sole author of the Hellmouth Sunbeams Comprehensive Emergency Manual. It is two feet thick, detailing responses to every conceivable emergency that may occur in the Hellmouth and in the normal course of Blaseball. The only other contributor was Nagomi Nava, who gave it an editing pass based on knowledge conferred to her by her Precognition.[1]

Pacheco's Honorary Degrees

Shortly after moving to the Hellmouth, the Hellmouth Community College awarded Pacheco an honorary degree in philosophy. After this award, Pacheco shut himself in his house for many weeks, emerging only for games of Blaseball. After this period, Pacheco hosted a guest lecture at the college on the nature of metameta-ethics. The Hellmouth Community College was so impressed, they offered Pacheco a part time job as their first professor of philosophy, and de facto head of department.

Pacheco has since been awarded many other honorary degrees by institutions from across the Immaterial Plane, as he is often assumed to have expertise in a discipline he only has tangential knowledge of, and ends up providing a passable explanation so as not to disappoint. To make sure he does not co-opt the title of "expert" and frustrate real experts on the topic, he undergoes rigorous study which, in a roundabout way, ends up leaving him an expert worthy of a degree in the matter.

This is a fork of the IRM, and chooses one story of many written by the Blaseball community when the page is loaded. Nerd Pacheco has been conferred a very large number of honorary degrees by academic institutions across the Immaterial Plane. If you would like to see a list of all honorary degrees conferred upon Nerd Pacheco, or add information about a degree Nerd has ben awarded; click Rumor Registry. If you would like to edit this entry, click Hon-IM.
This system is based on the Interdimensional Rumor Mill, which can be read about at Interdimensional Rumor Mill.

Immaterial Master (Chless)

Pacheco has been invited to several interplanar chless tournaments, and has been conferred the title of "Immaterial Master" thanks to his skill. Since the revival of his blaseball career, Pacheco has not accepted any further invitations, claiming the atmosphere is "stressful".

Three-time Immaterial Chless Tourney champion Jasmine Lapelle-Herschel corroborated as follows, with an experience toward the end of Pacheco's chless career: "Nerd Pacheco punched me once by accident over an intense game of chess and I got knocked out for like, a solid 2 hours. When I woke up he made me a cake that said "sorry" on it though so I'm not mad."

Trivia

  • Pacheco's meticulous planning and research skills are a trait appreciated by his friends and acquaintances—one mentioned in passing to him a movie they enjoyed, and received a curated list of further movie recommendations two days later.
  • Pacheco has stated their favorite pastime is "just a good chat, listening and learning from folks about the things they're passionate about. Or philosophy."

Fan Art

References

  1. Nava later noted that some sections were kept unchanged despite half a dozen casualties, as that was "the best case scenario."