Becker Solis is a pitcher in the Shadows for the Houston Spies, and has been with the team since Season β1.
Official League Records
Solis joined the ILB as a lineup player in the Shadows for the Houston Spies with the Return of Blaseball.
During the Season β14 elections, Solis joined the Houston Spies' active roster in exchange for Karato Bean as a result of the Spies' Foreshadow will, becoming a pitcher in the process.
During the Season β16 elections, Solis retreated to the Spies' Shadows as a result of the Spies' Move will, resulting in a combined 6.1 → 7.7 stat increase. Solis also had their pitching increased from 1.9 → 3.4 and defense decreased 3.4 → 3.1 as a result of the Spies' Transfuse will.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
After the apparent disappearance of her older brother Andrew Solis, Becker Solis went investigating. She learned about the circumstances of his disappearance, and reverse-engineered them in an attempt to find out where he went. However, she made a subtle error while replicating the magical symbols and ended up in the Shadows, unable to fully interact with Blaseball and Blaseball players. The Agency promptly "recruited" her.
Becker Solis has all the talent and skill at doing subterfuge and espionage that her brother lacks. Being a consummate spy, and Spy, a shadowed Solis has gone on numerous high-stakes missions for the Agency. She traveled the world, became conversational in at least six languages, and stole state secrets. In her spare time, Solis tracked her brother's movements and investigated her own metaphysical condition.
Emergence from the Shadows
As more and more information was found about the Shadows - beginning with Donia Bailey's being stuffed in unwillingly, and the increase of Shadows transactions over the following seasons - Solis learned what the Shadows were, and the ways she could leave them. When Blaseball returned from the Grand Siesta, the new presence of the Foreshadowing option opened up new possibilities. It made interacting with the Shadows something reliably possible. And if it was reliable, then it was exploitable.
She had been planning to unshadow herself when conditions were "right". However, as Season 14 progressed and the Off Season drew ever closer, she realized: Foreshadowing might never be available during elections again. If she didn't take the opportunity now, she might never be able to find her way out. She might never be able to reunite with her brother again.
She stole the paperwork that was supposed to put Donia Bailey back in the light, forged a copy of it, and filed it where Donia's was supposed to go.
Solis quickly realized that she'd accidentally shadowed Fitzgerald Blackburn in the process, and that she had blocked what was quite possibly Bailey's only remaining chance at returning to the team. She admitted to tampering with the results, and is attempting to undo the damage she caused in the process.
Not all of the Spies have forgiven her - most notably, Alexandria Rosales and Math Velazquez are legitimately angry about losing their best friend/love interest (respectively) to the Shadows.
Meanwhile, Emmett Tabby remembered her from missions they'd collaborated on while both in the Shadows, and Jomgy Rolsenthal's optimism proved infectious.
Her reunion with Andrew Solis was rather more complicated. Becker had been tracking Andrew's whereabouts, but Andrew'd had no idea that she was even there. The Agency had forbidden her from leaving even a single clue.
The details of their reunion are of course classified. But, speculatively: He thought he'd lost everything, and yet here she was. He desperately wanted to stop playing the splort that she'd risked everything to join. She'd become a spy, transforming herself utterly to fit what the Agency told her to be, and he'd collected scars both external and internal. They must have looked at each other, seen someone completely different, had both their hearts break at the exact same time. But her voice is the same. And they both remember playing baseball.
Becker Solis' Many Disguises
Becker Solis has many different appearances; whether this is because the Shadows destabilized her appearance, she is very good at makeup, or she keeps messing with historical records and photographs of herself, she looks different every time. Here's one option. (Refresh the page for another.)
She dresses like she roller-skated through a Hot Topic. Alexandria Rosales looks upon her fondly and reminisces about how, once upon a time, they had their own goth phase.
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