Elwin McGhee was a player in the Shadows for the Tokyo Lift, and was with the team from the Season β10 elections until Fall Ball.
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McGhee joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Tokyo Lift during the Season β10 elections, after the Ascension of the Baltimore Crabs.
During the Season β14 elections, McGhee's hitting stats were rerolled. 2.7 → 2.6
During the Season β15 elections, McGhee's stats were rerolled and they gained the Alternate and Parasite modifications as a result of the Lift's Alternate Trust will.
On Season β20, Day 39, McGhee was swept and gained the Negative modification as a result of Nandy Slumps's Undertaker modification.
On Season β23, Day 39, McGhee retreated to the Lift's Shadows in exchange for Cicero Gubbins at Tokyo Fitness Center via the Ratified Voicemail.
Over the course of Season β24, McGhee entered and exited the Lift's Shadows two times as a result of Tokyo Fitness Center Voicemail events, ending the Season in the Shadows.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
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Elwin McGhee was a member of the insect species dubbed Ductores pupae, colloquially known as a puppet-bug, that hailed from Universe JQZ-85-Σ. Scientific understanding of Ductores pupae is limited, as McGhee is the only member of his species that humans have come into contact with. As such, all current information on puppet-bugs is based on McGhee’s testimony.
Puppet-bugs are highly intelligent, being the dominant species of their native universe and one of a few known organisms to have mastered REDACTED. This allows them to travel to the immaterial plane as well as any other dimension. They are also very quick learners, exemplified by McGhee becoming semi-fluent in Japanese after only a few weeks of exposure.
Their most unique mannerism is that younger puppet-bugs (5-75 years old), which are small and vulnerable, often “pilot” their elders’ corpses by entering through a cavity in the back and seizing control of the body’s muscles. These corpses are resistant to decay and have sturdy shells which protect the young, helping them survive to maturity. Puppet-bugs often cover the exposed cavity with thick clothing for more complete security. McGhee himself played blaseball from within one of these corpses, which has been described by fans as “uncanny”, “strange”, and “not against the rules, I guess, but still a little disturbing to look at.”
Elwin McGhee originally arrived on the immaterial plane to investigate the multiversal anomalies caused by blaseball. After discovering the source, he wanted to study blaseball up close, so McGhee found Stijn Strongbody and joined the Tokyo Lift as a batter. Unfortunately, McGhee was at the time unaware that blaseball contracts are binding, and was forced to stay on the immaterial plane to play with the team. He has in the past admitted to “not being very happy about this”, but he still put effort into his in-game performance.
During the Season β15 elections, McGhee harnessed the power of the alternation system to escape back into the multiverse. They have not been seen since. Teammates, including Strongbody, have said that McGhee did not indicate to anyone that they planned on leaving.
During his time with the Lift, McGhee was good friends with Stijn Strongbody, and would often research topics or have in-depth scientific discussions with him. He also spent much of his time with Freemium Seraph and Concrete Mandible, who didn’t mind the fact that McGhee lived in a corpse. In his free time, McGhee was known to spend his time studying the immaterial plane’s ecology and culture and looking for ways to escape the immaterial plane.
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Elwin McGhee, pre and post-alternation (left and right, respectively). Art by @buzzard
Art of alternate McGhee by @saltbuzzard