Lady Matsuyama is a lineup player for the Atlantis Georgias, and has been with the team since Fall Ball. Matsuyama has played for the Core Mechanics and Hawai'i Fridays, and for the Rising Stars during the ILB Semi-Centennial.
Official League Records
During the Season β23 elections, Matsuyama's pitching was rerolled three times as a result of the Season 3: Exploratory Surgeries blessing, resulting in rerolls of 2.8 → 2.0 , 2.0 → 2.5 , and finally, 2.5 → 1.7 .
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Testimony on Lady Matsuyama's Identity
Lady Matsuyama is an eight foot tall tinkerer and artist. She uses a wheelchair and has a giant cyborg scorpion tail she built herself. Matsuyama is known to enjoy extremely femme clothing such as long dresses, even while working. Even though they may end up completely smudged and singed, she still enjoys looking "femme as heck". She sews her own outfits and includes pockets everywhere.
Matsuyama has a massive prehensile cyborg scorpion tail attached to her body, most frequently seen with a drill on its end. This tail is very flexible and can be used for many purposes, or to spin the wheels of her wheelchair, or to shoot lasers, or to screw in a lightbulb. Matsuyama can swap out the drill for a variety of other tools, such as hands, grabbers, laser cannons, motors, printers, paint rollers, or rocket engines. Many common tools are stored at the bottom of Matsuyama’s dress on a hoop skirt that doubles as a circular rail. To change tools, the motorized bottom of the dress rotates the appropriate tool into place, allegedly inspired by how multi-axis CNC mills swap drill bits.
Matsuyama wears a ring hand-crafted by Bottles Suljak to signify their marriage. Many have asked "what is love", and the answer is an incredible power source. One marriage carries enough energy equivalent to several kilotons of TNT. If asked, Matsuyama will pontificate for hours on her love for her wife. Her tail is powered directly by a small fraction of the love that the two share. Suljak has been known to tenderly tinker with said tail on occasion.
Lady has been known to ride motorcycles in her free time. She can often be seen tinkering with her primary motorcycle, which sometimes has rocket engines instead of wheels, sometimes legs. Although Lady grumbles about how adding a sidecar ruins the aerodynamics, Bottles' dejected face has enough to guarantee one's presence.
Time on the Hawai'i Fridays
In a Feedback event during Season β17, Matsuyama was traded to the Hawai’i Fridays for Christian Combs. Her arrival mid-game was more of a surprise to the Fridays than past Feedbacks, as she was one of the only two Evolved players on the Fridays (the other being Lizzy Pasta).
After joining the team, Matsuyama became a close friend of Fenry Marlow, who helped select “Lady” by the Commodores as her theme song with the team. She has also become a confidant for original Friday Stevenson Heat, and was one of the Fridays’ de facto strategists - when the team decided they actually wanted a strategy.
Relationship with Suljak
Matsuyama maintained her relationship with Suljak, who proposed to her slightly before she was traded to the Fridays. During the team’s frequent beach clean-ups, a number of arcane bottles were found by the Fridays, which Matsuyama insisted contained puzzles. Each time one was found, she solved the arcane puzzle and returned the bottle to the sea, where it quickly sank below the waves - presumably returning a message to the Core and to Matsuyama’s then-fiance.
Some have speculated that Matsuyama's long-equipped Holey Ring was her engagement ring, and it was her most treasured possession for many seasons. She convinced the Smithy at the Choux and the mysterious Salmon to assist her in its upkeep after it was damaged. After the ring broke for a second time, Matsuyama forged a new Ring in Glitter weather on Day 66 of Season β23. After forging this new engagement Ring, she discarded the broken Holey Ring that Latesiesta.
Late Expansion Era
Matsuyama was well known among the Fridays as incredibly level-headed, even within a team known for their chill vibes. Both Fans and teammates have noted that, despite her low place on the lineup, she regularly lead the team in sacrifice runs batted in. This composure and dedication to what was best for the Fridays continued both on and off the field, as Matsuyama had become a constant presence for her teammates in times of trial. Whenever unexpected Election results or Weather effects struck the team, Matsuyama provided a voice of comfort and reason for the Fridays. Her teammates have remarked that she seems to understand the will of the Fans more than many. This was perhaps best exemplified when she accepted a share of teammate Don Mitchell’s Ego as a result of the Ego Share blessing: while many other Fridays were wary of the effects of the Ego that had already taken Valentine Games from them, Matsuyama understood the long-term goal and willingly shouldered some of Mitchell’s Ego.
Due to the sharing of Ego, Matsuyama was temporarily drafted into the Rising Stars with several other Friday’s, including Mitchell, Beck Whitney, and Nicholas Mora. She has continually refrained from commenting on her experience. Since the Semi-Centennial, many fans have speculated about how difficult it must have been for her to not only be forced to face previous teammates and friends like Games, James Mora, Fletcher Berger (II) and Clare Ballard (III), but to eventually lose Mitchell and Mora to the Vault Legends as well. Regardless of inner thoughts, Matsuyama held her head high throughout. While Whitney did not return with her after the game, Matsuyama was the first Friday to welcome Parker MacMillan to the team and traveled back with him to Hawai’i after his extended time in the Vault. She also passed along many messages to teammates from those in the Vault, the contents of which have never been revealed publicly. Matsuyama remained on the Fridays until their incineration on Season β24, Day 12.
Lady Matsuyama as a cyborg. by @jololion
Lady Matsuyama interpreted as a cyborg oni by Valentine
Art by @draconianl4w
Art by @skelebells
Lady mini by @HetreaSky
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