Baldwin Breadwinner/IF-57.917

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Early Life

Baldwin Breadwinner's life history is surprisingly shrouded in mystery. She has no known living or unliving relatives, and despite her having had a legal name change,[1] all documents concerning her past had been mysteriously wisped into the air, floating along the harsh breeze until they met the document-destroying jaws of a nearby incinerator. When asked about this in various interviews, Breadwinner responded vaguely, saying

Yeah, I tried to make a pact with the Dark God Beelzeblase in order to give up half my life in order to completely erase my past, among other things. I'm not really sure if it went through, since the summoning was pretty sloppy, and I didn't see anything or anyone when I started dripping my blood in, but a day later, all of my "The Game of Life" boards that were sitting in my closet had been cut in half. So, you know. Maybe that worked, but the Dark God probably misunderstood the deal.

When pressed on her name before her legal change, Breadwinner was recorded as speaking it, but the interviewing correspondent suddenly became deaf, her vision became completely red, and she vomited out an unknown, jet black substance that melted through the floor. The recording glitches around the moment she says her name. Breadwinner, soon after, responds with "Hey! Thanks for the assist, bro," and the correspondent recovered from their demonic episode a few hours later.

Other interviewers attempted to follow up on details concerning her deals with the Dark God Beelzeblase, but she wasn't really too sure what worked and what didn't herself. "I tried to make a deal with him to make me an ungodly powerful Blaseball player," she states. She continues, saying "But he said 'man, no, that sounds boring as hell. why don't you just get good,' so I did that instead." Various other attempted deals with the devil were largely frivolous.

Feedback to the Fridays

On Day 82 of season 4, Fletcher Yamamoto baked a particularly transcendent loaf of bread during his pre-game ritual and had it on display at the Fridays' third base snack cart. Those by the cart report that they heard Breadwinner say between mouthfuls of bread, "I wish this loaf lasted forever." Our Lady of Perpetual Friday obliged. Since joining the Fridays, Breadwinner has reported that from now on she will only be wearing loafers during games.

There are unconfirmed rumors that Alyssa Harrell and Breadwinner have been seen making bread together.

Ascending with The Crabs

With the sudden shift in the Crab’s roster caused by the People’s Champion blessing, the team dynamic around the captains shifted unexpectedly. In the conversations around who may succeed Kennedy Loser, Forrest Best, and Brock Forbes should they meet an untimely end - it was always Sutton Dreamy who was expected to step up. With her gone and the team still dealing with the onslaught in the Big Leagues it came to many people’s surprise, including her own, that Baldwin seemed to naturally fill that place.

Despite her initial aloof demeanor with the Crabs, Baldwin’s no-nonsense attitude quickly became part of the backbone of the team. Her unwillingness to let team members wallow in their defeats or get caught up in fears of the future was a driving force into keeping them together in a time of great uncertainty. In particular her relationship with Kennedy pushed Ken to start establishing her own boundaries and be mindful of how much she was giving away to the team when she was already exhausted.

Baldwin mused that after everything she did to shed old attachments with Beelzeblase she still found herself attached to this new team in a new era, although she found she couldn’t bring herself to begrudge that the first time she coerced Ken into a mandatory vacation day.

Their relationship isn't solely checking in on one another, though, as the two of them have taken on the mutual responsibility of minimizing the damage Evelton McBlase II might cause by herding him through his antics and cleaning up his messes behind his back.

  1. This does not refer to The Wyatt Masoning.