Incinerations are an event that in which a Rogue Umpire kills a Blaseball player under the dim light of a Solar Eclipse. This forces the team to permanently replace the incinerated player immediately. Any fielded players on any team is at risk of incineration: it can target outfielders, but cannot target benched pitchers, for instance. Currently, the only known ways to prevent incineration is via Modifications, such as Fireproof.
There is no given reason for any particular incineration. Though incinerations are performed by presumably sentient beings (rogue umpires) who possess thought and reason, some fans also consider umpires to be akin to a force of nature, and that their reasons for incineration are either purely chaotic, or exceedingly complex beyond human comprehension. There has been no known causal link to predict which players get incinerated.
One player has recovered from incineration.
From Season 2 and beyond, incinerations became a regular feature of everyday Blaseball games, claiming the lives of dozens of Blaseball players. Incinerations that occur during a match will always result in the bereaved team announcing a new player to replace the incinerated one immediately.
Early in Season 2, fans theorized that incinerated players may not necessarily be dead, and have the potential to return later. However, later announcements from The Commissioner have since been clear that incinerated players are indeed deceased. Some announcements have also claimed that "investigations" reveal that incinerated players have actually died to "natural causes," a claim that is not independently confirmed.
The Resurrection of Jaylen Hotdogfingers
See the main article on this topic: Jaylen Hotdogfingers
At the end of Season 6, Jaylen Hotdogfingers became the first player to return from death, after a lengthy and coordinated process engineered by Blaseball fans across all teams. Hotdogfingers returned to the Seattle Garages bearing the modifications Returned and Debted, as well as the postgame ritual, "Checking their pulse" — all of which are first-time appearances further emphasizing the gravity of this feat.
The following tables list all incinerations in current documentation. See also: Category:Incinerated Players.
Season 2 (Total: 16)
Season 3 (Total: 28)
Season 4 (Total: 6)
Season 5 (Total: 2)
|40||Richardson Turquoise||Annie Roland||Yellowstone Magic|
|91||Emmett Internet||Sutton Bishop||Hellmouth Sunbeams|
Season 6 (Total: 4)
|21||Forrest Bookbaby||Alston Cerveza||Philly Pies|
|31||Caligula Lotus||Hiroto Cerna||Boston Flowers|
|84||Randall Marijuana||Steph Weeks||Breckenridge Jazz Hands|
|95||Mickey Woods||Jaxon Buckley||Philly Pies|
Season 7 (Total: 14)
Season 8 (Total: 3)
|10||Hobbs Cain||Rai Spliff||Philly Pies|
|36||José Haley||Goobie Ballson||Chicago Firefighters|
|94||Umpire Husky||Umpire Steel||N/A|
Season 9 (Total: 1)
|64||Tillman Henderson||Silvaire Roadhouse||Baltimore Crabs|
Season 10 (Total: 2)
|13||Yeong-Ho Benitez||Yusef Puddles||Philly Pies|
|39||Annie Roland||Bonk Jokes||Yellowstone Magic|
Season 12 (Total: 2)
|79||Joshua Butt||Gita Sparrow||Chicago Firefighters|
|79||Case Sports||Roscoe Sundae||Mexico City Wild Wings|
Season 13 (Total: 11)
Season 14 (Total: 3)
|22||Sebastian Woodman||Bennett Bluesky||Charleston Shoe Thieves|
|36||Son Scotch||Jomgy Rolsenthal||Houston Spies|
|87||York Silk||Lucien Patchwork||Canada Moist Talkers|
Season 15 (Total: 1)
|14||Nicholas Vincent||Rat Batson||LA Unlimited Tacos|
Season 16 (Total: 3)
|2||Moses Mason||Salih Ultrabass||Boston Flowers|
|88||Chorby Soul||Mikan Hammer||New York Millennials|
|92||Winnie Mccall||Anathema Elemefayo||New York Millennials|
| COMMUNITY LORE|
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Blaseball fans will sometimes refer to incinerated players as "called up" or "sunkist," for the benefit of more innocent fans, or the self-benefit of personal denial regarding the player's grim fate.
Thanks to the resurrection of Jaylen Hotdogfingers, it is now known that the souls of incinerated players reside in the void. Previously, there had been several failed attempts to locate them in Hades. Should a player die by any means other than incineration, it is believed they may be consigned to The Dugout for all of eternity and never know true rest.
It has been observed that incinerations only occur during Solar Eclipse weather. The implications of this are unknown, but it is speculated that there is a direct link between the position of the sun and rogue umpires (or potentially, all umpires).
The first instance of a failed incineration occurred on Day 94 of Season 8, during Dale vs Crabs Game 1 of 3. A rogue umpire attempted to incinerate Beck Whitney, unaware that her team had been gifted the inconspicuously mighty Iffy Jr. Onlookers recall that Raúl Leal "chucked the Iffy" from the dugout, "beaning the ump full-on in the dome." The umpire fired wide, narrowly missing a concession stand, and Whitney fell upon the umpire with righteous fury, carrying out the smiting effortlessly.
"The look on his un-face..." muttered one, smiling wryly.
- Reminder that the true appearance of umpires is yet unknown.
- The Commissioner [@blaseball] (31 Jul 2020). "We regret to inform the ILB community of the sudden passing of Miami Dale star Aldon Anthony during a game early this morning. An investigation is ongoing." (Tweet) - via Twitter.
- The Commissioner [@blaseball] (31 Jul 2020). "Investigators have determined Aldon Anthony passed due to natural causes. Love and Light to their family, the Dale community, and the entire ILB family. #YesPlz #blaseball" (Tweet) - via Twitter.
- Umpire Chaff [ump_chaff] (29 Jul 2020). (Message) - via #bloodhouse, Blaseball Discord.
- On the Day 94 game between the Baltimore Crabs and Miami Dale, a Rogue Umpire attempted to incinerate Beck Whitney. However, in the previous season's elections, Raúl Leal received the Iffey Jr., which came with the modification Fire Protector, protecting the whole team from incinerations. As such, the attempted incineration backfired on the Rogue Umpire, incinerating them instead.
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