Chet Takahashi is a player in the Shadows for the Philly Pies, and has been with the team since Fall Ball. Takahashi has previously played for the Houston Spies.
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Takahashi joined the ILB as a player in the Shadows for the Houston Spies as the Spies' Season β10 Playoff Birth.
On Season β22, Day 106, Takahashi joined the Spies' pitching rotation in exchange for Plums Blather via An Undisclosed Location's Fax Machine.
Over the course of Season β23, Takahashi entered and exited the Spies' Shadows six times as a result of An Undiscovered Location Fax Machine events, ending the Season on the pitching rotation.
During the December 23, 2022 Fall Ball, Takahashi fell to the Philly Pies.
On Season 1, Day 45, Siobhan Chark crashed into Takahashi during a game in Horizon (weather) weather, knocking Takahashi into the Pies' Shadows.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Chet Takahashi is a Japanese-Canadian actor from Houston, British Columbia. Takahashi is a well-known actor and performer, having starred in many Shakespearean plays. His experience in acting has led to them becoming skilled at going undercover and blending in without question. Takahashi is a proud bisexual and adopter of the ‘vaporwave goth’ aesthetic.
His career in Blaseball began after spending ⬛⬛⬛⬛ weeks in Breckenridge, performing retellings of ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ until he took a part time job as an announcer for the Jazz Hands. While playing this new role, Takahashi met former spy Collins Melon, who was reportedly so impressed by Takahashi’s potential that they relayed information about him back to the Spies. The logistics of how a melon achieved this is unknown.
After one particular retelling of Hamlet (in which Takahashi played the role of Rosencrantz, proving his ability to step off center stage and take a role more befitting of espionage work) Takahashi was recruited to join the Spies in Season 10.
After joining the Spies, Takahashi was consigned to spending most of his time in the Shadows. Their arrival came with a certain set of expectations from many analysts on the team. According to them, it would be better for Takahashi to be busy with other things. According to them, Takahashi was too dedicated to putting on a good show instead of pitching a good game.
Takahashi saw these reports and believed otherwise. He continued practicing even when in the shadows, always giving the same explanation as to why he still held on: “If I wasn’t supposed to be part of the team, the Plan wouldn’t have put me here. At the end of the day, play must continue. The show must go on.”
Some of the older, more experienced Spies were worried - they’d seen what happened to rookies with too much faith in the Plan. In fact, some had been there themselves. There was no denying that Chet Takahashi would much rather give too much than too little, even if it left him disappointed in the end.
Takahashi finally left the Shadows in Season 22 when the Spies’ fax machine activated in the middle of Playoffs. Without hesitation, Chet stepped into the spotlight once again with a dazzling show of confidence in their abilities, and abilities that proved better than predicted - but what was perhaps more dazzling was the inclusion of a neon windsuit with the traditional Spies’ uniform.
[Enter Chet, stage right.]
Quickly becoming a key component of the Spies, Chet’s position as an active pitcher meant that all eyes were on him. To the confusion of the Agency’s data analysts, it appears that Takahashi’s constant optimism and refusal to give anything less than his best did in fact affect his performance, giving him what some call an unbelievable winrate, and others unrealistic.
Off the field, Takahashi has taken on the role of ambassador for the Spies, as well as the Agency as a whole. With an already existing audience and wide reach because of his career, Takahashi is typically chosen for interviews, often speaking on behalf of his team. While his commitment to Blaseball means he isn’t able to spend as much time on the stage as he would like, he continues to perform during the offseason.
Commissioner Vapor and Chet Takahashi were quick to get along. Long-time viewers of CV's Twilch streams report that Takahashi has been appearing more and more often. Many recent incentives on Vapor’s streams are to get Takahashi to monologue on camera, usually alongside Comfort Septemberish. He frequently practices alongside the Spies' other new pitchers, Plums Blather and Bennett Bluesky.
Contrary to the theatrical persona he sometimes portrays, Takahashi is - rather surprisingly - anything but obnoxious. His dramatic flair is tempered with humility and a willingness to learn from others and try new things.
[Exit Chet with egg.]
Takahashi stole a Squiddish Smokey Egg of Strength from Jacob Haynes (via Adalberto Tosser and the Boston Flowers playing musical chairs with items with the Traitor modification).
While Chet claims it “wasn’t a big deal”, they admit to being surprised by the outrage from the Flowers that followed. According to a public statement, they only realized that the bouquets they were receiving (and, consequently, wilting the instant they came within 5 feet of Takahashi) were threats in flower-language after an anonymous tip. Even after the melting of the Coin, the plethora of Supernova Eclipses, and impending Black Holes, anger from the Flowers has persisted. Until the Agency has confirmation otherwise, this anger presumably continues to persist against all odds.
Takahashi is determined to take care of the egg, enlisting the help of Eduardo Perez for advice on the practicalities of fatherhood. Neither Perez nor Takahashi know what will hatch from it.
Takahashi is often seen carrying the egg or using it to practice their next soliloquy.
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