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Origins in Research
Pedro Davids is a biological and cultural anthropologist, as well as a player for the Baltimore Crabs. After visiting Baltimore when he was young, Davids took the opportunity to return during his postdoctoral research on the migration habits of cultists of local mythical being The Olde One. While in Baltimore he attended a try-out for the Baltimore Crabs, earning a position on the team.
To show his team spirit (and feel closer to The Olde One), Pedro Davids began channeling the humble Hermit Crab by carrying a caravan home on his back at all times. Though the crushing 1560kg weight slightly impedes David’s speed, it does protect him from predators and means he never feels homesick.
Davids parks in a shallow lagoon formed from the footprint of one of the Crabitat's legs, where a number of mobile homes of various size and make rust in the brackish shallows. He enjoys fixing them up as a hobby alongside his own home, and may trade into different makes and models if he has to dress for an occasion. He can fix up a car that's been flooded in saltwater in a matter of hours, while it's still underwater, and often talks shop with Sutton Dreamy who is more interested in imported motorcycles.
He is in charge of the Crabs' carpool program. Emerging from his car pool to go on a morning run, Davids will regularly pick up team members who risk a life outside the safety of the Crabitat. Tillman Henderson, despite often vacationing outside Baltimore, is banned from the carpool program, and he knows what he did.
Writing to Valentine Games
Davids has been writing to Valentine Games long before either of them joined the ILB, having met in the Baltimore Aquarium during a childhood vacation. They two became fast friends and began their correspondence with enthusiasm as soon as Davids arrived back home. Since then they have exchanged letters frequently, even when Davids moved to Baltimore full time and the two of them joined the Baltimore Crabs. When Valentine Games was traded to the Jazz Hands for Tot Fox, and they were apart once more, their letters kept them tied together.
In season 7 when Davids played as the only unstable player of the Baltimore Crabs under the effects of the eclipse, he wrote a letter to Val realizing it may arrive posthumously. Due to the fact the Houston Spies, Val's team at the time, having a conflicting game, Val was unable to be there in person for Davids . In fact the Spies put out an uncharacteristically straight forward statement confirming that, "There is absolutely no way that we could have sent Valentine Games to Baltimore, you can clearly see the footage of him in our game against the Flowers. It would be absurd to think anything else could have happened in that game".
After the Crabs were called up Val received one final letter from Davids written before the fateful game, but has continued their half of the correspondence by dropping off letters at the Telescope to await the Crab's return.
Making a New Shell
While in the Big Leagues, Davids outgrew his current camper. Rather than risk getting ingrown into this one he decided to perform a complicated ritual using all the resources available to the Crabs to try and rework his own carcinization.
While it is unclear whether something went wrong with the ritual or the Olde One couldn't reach the Big Leagues effectively, the result was unsatisfactory. Unwilling to give up, Davids took matters into his own hands and began using his understanding of Carcinization as well as parts from former teammate Axel Trololol and his RV to create a new more compact and more customizable appliance to carry around. The result was a dense crab-like creature that could clamp onto his back, and expand into a wing-like shape.
When asked about how he felt about making use of Axel's remains in such a way Davids commented that "Evil is a label applied by the world to behaviors society rejects. They call us evil here for killing our god. Let them say what they say about us. I don't let it affect me and my decisions. I'm taking control of my own destiny". This was reportedly followed by yet another attempt by Evelton McBlase II to recruit Davids as their sidekick.
When the Crabs returned to the ILB after their long hiatus, Davids was eager to put to work the many things he had planned while away with the Crabs. He took advantage of the Crab’s late return to spend a considerable amount of time in Season 12’s lateseason with Valentine Games, and while it’s not common knowledge exactly what was shared between them, it seemed that many things that had been long left unsaid were finally put to words. The two of them stayed in close contact even as the Crabs began their season 13 run for the championship, where Davids and Valentine met in the finals.
It was soon after that however that the Crabs ran into troubling times, with theme captain Kennedy Loser becoming haunted, and the loss of many of their team members across season 15. This left Davids to take on a leadership role alongside Silvaire Roadhouse and the newly traded Parker Meng. Even with his time occupied trying to keep the team together, he still exchanged letters frequently with Valentine, and even with increased frequency as the league learned the fate of legendary players in the league, and Valentine’s prominence on the idol board.
In the Season 19 MVP call, Valentine Games was made legendary and removed from the ILB. Despite the two of them attempting to make peace with it in advance, Davids was still devastated by the loss, and as replicas of Valentine Games began to appear in the league, Davids found it difficult to continue to play, and was shadowed in the Season 20 elections.
David’s solitude was not to last however, as in Season 22 Day 19, former Baltimore Crab and captain Brock Forbes was incinerated by a rogue umpire. As sharply as Davids felt this loss, he quickly took advantage of his status in the shadows to be at the side of his old friend, and husband of Forbes, Adalberto Tosser , who had recently been traded to the Boston Flowers. Long gone were the days when the two of them could complain about their team and the lack of recognition for their hard work, with those worries replaced with a fraying team and the losses of their partners, but the two of them found solace in their old traditions. Davids also left strict instructions for Crabs rookie Zeruel Kramer not to let the team get shut out at home, as that would activate the newly Ratified Voicemail and require Davids to return to active play. Kramer did zer best and managed to stay in play until Day 96, giving Davids plenty of time to steady his friend before returning to Baltimore.
Once Davids returned to active play, there were many attempts to help keep his mind off of things. Lorcan Smaht in particular invited Davids out for dinner, bowing, ska concerts, Trivia nights, slam poetry readings, lacrosse games, burgers at the towson diner, a tailgate party for a Raven’s game, playing Ultimate Frisbee, going to see the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie, Port Discovery, 21+ night at the science center and finally a trip the the Baltimore Aquarium. Davids declined all of these invitations with the exception of the aquarium, where he got as far as the front door before having to turn around and head home. Thoroughly stumped, Smaht went to team captain Kennedy Loser for advice, where he informed Smaht that “Pedro isn’t really a social guy, he just needs to work through things in his own time”. Not to be deterred, Smaht came up with a new plan, sending photos of rescue cats to Davids until he agreed on one to adopt. The new cat, Romeo, kept Davids company through bad days and good ones, often listening to Davids going on tangents or making impromptu performances of old poems while he was cooking dinner.
Towards the Event Horizon
The moment the Vault appeared in the team’s site Pedro Davids knew what he had to do. Before that however, he, Kennedy Loser, and Finn James discussed what the best choice for the team was. While they knew the Hall held many old friends, the Vault represented safety, and of course Valentine Games (and Tillman Henderson). After terse discussion and disagreement, the three of them agreed that the team needed to go to the Horizon, off to the place that held them at the very start of the season. Davids however, knew that once the team had arrived safely, he would be departing for the Vault to reunite with Games.
As the team worked towards reaching the Black Hole (Black Hole) Davids approached Zeruel Kramer about building a ship to reach the Vault. Plagued by zir own fears of the threat of being nullified or forgotten, Kramer signed onto the project, though ze did express that ze wasn’t sure Games would appreciate the attempt as, even though ze never met Games, ze “knew her through her art - the idea of travel and becoming something new was essential, and stillness brought only entropy”. Davids declined to invite Kramer to continue, but ze showed up to help until the day that the Pies were swallowed by the Black Hole, at which point ze reworked their ship to be a single passenger vessel so it could be completed on time, trusting that even if the rest of the team were nullified, at least Davids could remember them all for zir.
The day the Black Hold began to swallow the Crabs, Davids departed from the top of the Crabitat, disappearing into the distance as the Crabs were Nullified. In the end he made it, arriving just as the Black Hole expanded to cover the universe. Davids however did not belong in the vault, and whether that is a punishment or a mercy, those were his last thoughts as he saw his goal fading before him and the void go bright and redshift into blood as he fell forever towards his team - a falling star returning to the sky where it all began.