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During the Season 14 elections, McGhee's hitting stats were rerolled. 2.7 -> 2.6
Over the course of Season 24, 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.
Box of Elwin McGhee Files
- Dust billows as the file box lands on the table. While many archives in the Interdimensional Rumor Mill are unified in some way, this... definitely isn’t one of them. The accompanying Rumor Registry explains all of the contents... wherever it is... but for now you grab the folder labelled IF-43.15 and start reading...
Elwin McGhee is a member of an insect species colloquially known as a puppet-bug. When asked, McGhee has refused to provide details about the rest of its species, including a species name, a dimension of origin, or even physical description of other members of the species.
The most information McGhee has provided is on the culture of its species: while puppet-bugs are fairly intelligent, the species relies on physical strength to determine who is dominant. McGhee has proudly proclaimed that despite being small (at about 4’10”) it was one of the fastest and strongest in its society. It carries a harpoon gun at all times, for reasons it will not disclose. McGhee has implied, but never openly discussed, a culture of violence and a refusal to be seen as anything but the strongest.
During the Season 15 elections, the Tokyo Lift called an Alternate for Elwin McGhee, a player on the team. This alternate was McGhee, who was pulled through the dimensional wormhole left by the original McGhee’s departure.
McGhee was initially nothing but hostile to reporters and teammates. In its first (and, for several years, only) interview, it only said the following:
“I don’t know where I am. I don’t know what blaseball is. I don’t know who Elwin is. Leave me alone.”
Subsequent requests for information were met with threats of violence.
Time on the Tokyo Lift
The Lift supported McGhee despite its refusal to speak to any of its teammates. The first questions that it asked were about the original McGhee, so that it could differentiate itself as much as possible. McGhee began using she/her pronouns, first for the sake of distinction and then because she began to connect with femininity and its meaning in Japanese culture.
McGhee befriended Evelton McBlase II as soon as she joined the team. The both of them were alternates, and both came to identify as transgender women. They had a close relationship over feeling like they didn’t belong with the rest of the team, and over their desire to feel comfortable in their own bodies.
Over time, McGhee began to recognize that the “survival of the fittest” mindset instilled in her by her home dimension was actually one of toxic strength. She has worked closely with her teammates to try and adjust her philosophy to the Lift’s ethos of mutual support. Through these efforts, McGhee has become closer with the rest of the team, and has begun referring to them as friends in interviews (which, in turn, she has begun holding again).
Art by @moliwogs
Elwin McGhee, pre and post-alternation (left and right, respectively). Art by @buzzard
Art of alternate McGhee by @saltbuzzard
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