- Halexandrey Walton
- Jessica Telephone
- Engine Eberhardt
- Silvaire Semiquaver
- Gerund Pantheocide
- Freemium Seraph
- Elwin McGhee
- Nandy Slumps
- Yusef Fenestrate
- Stijn Strongbody
- Spits Strongbody
- Theodore Honeywell
- Dander Permadeath
- Sheri Friday
- Jana Beats
- Kit Honey
- Zelda Highway
- Nucleus Street
Blessings and Trades
- Lotus Mango (Season 13 elections, traded to the Seattle Garages for Goodwin Morin)
- Goodwin Morin (Season 16 elections, traded to the Charleston Shoe Thieves for Halexandrey Walton)
- Ayanna Dumpington (Season 16 elections, traded to the Hades Tigers for Jessica Telephone)
- Concrete Mandible (Season 12 elections, exchanged for Silvaire Semiquaver)
- Cudi Di Batterino (Season 13 elections, exchanged for Engine Eberhardt)
- Val Hitherto (Season 14 elections, exchanged for Cudi Di Batterino)
In the Season 12 elections, the Lift received the Trust will, granting Flippers to Wyatt Quitter, and the Foreshadow will, sending Concrete Mandible to the Shadows in exchange for Silvaire Semiquaver.
In the Season 13 elections, the Lift benefitted from the passing of the Free Wills decree and received three rather than two Wills: the Infuse will, boosting the stats of Coolname Galvanic; the Exchange will, trading Lotus Mango to the Seattle Garages in exchange for Goodwin Morin; and the Foreshadow will, sending Cudi Di Batterino to the Shadows in exchange for Engine Eberhardt. They also received the Spare Flippers blessing, granting Flippers to Freemium Seraph and Stijn Strongbody. Finally, the Lift also gained a Roamin' Alejandro Leaf due to the New York Millennials' Revoke will.
In the Season 14 elections, the Lift received the Infuse and Foreshadow wills, choosing to send Val Hitherto into the shadows in return for Cudi Di Batterino, and voting to infuse Engine Eberhardt. The Lift also won the Buttered Up blessing, awarding them the Buttered Up modification. Finally, the Lift received the Soul Swap blessing, re-rolling the hitting stats of Stijn Strongbody and Elwin McGhee once each and Freemium Seraph a total of thrice.
| COMMUNITY LORE|
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Founded by Stijn Strongbody as a delayed response to the events of 1997, the Tokyo Lift are still a fairly new franchise, having only participated in ■■ seasons in the East Asian Minor League before being promoted to the Internet League. Before Season 8 of the Internet League, however, they had never fielded a single player other than Val Hitherto pitching and Stijn Strongbody batting. Thus, they were never able to play any games. (When asked, both claim not to remember this era, and, indeed, it might be in their personal futures.)
During Season 8, Stijn signed Fernanda "Nandy" Slumps to a coaching position, a first for the team. The Golden Age player was "reluctant" to return to the game, so she accepted on the stipulation that she also be put in charge of signings. She then immediately offered herself a contract as the Lift's second pitcher, which she happily accepted, quitting her previous job. Between Seasons 9 and 10, the roster of the Lift was assembled, using The Legscraper, an old gambling prize of Nandy's, as a home base.
Strangely, they did not seem to be affected by the aftershocks of 1997 present on the land.
Joining the ILB
At the end of Season 10, the freshly assembled team watched with bated breath as the Hall Stars faced off against THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS, and were delighted when they, of all minor teams, were selected to ascend to the Internet League. Shortly after, the team discovered an unconscious Wyatt Quitter in the ruins of a Tokyo road, already wearing their uniform.
During Season 11, the team endeavored to do as badly as possible to enter Party Time first, reasoning that a good first impression is key and that hosting Party Time is "a very, very good first impression". The team's efforts were not in vain; the Lift tied the Hawai'i Fridays' Party Time speedrun of 73 days, with many of their wins resulting from weather effects.
Following the Coffee Cup, Light & Sweet Electric Co. players Beck Whitney, Wyatt Quitter, and Lance Serotonin decided to try to get their teams together for a movie night. First proposed by Whitney to Quitter in the team's dugout as a way to meet up with some of the Wild Low players once again, Lance overheard and decided to rope the rest of the Lift in. Ever since, the Lift and the Miami Dale have bonded over their shared love of such franchises as Flast and Flurious, Cats (20XX), and MVP2: Most Vertical Primate.
The culture of the Lift highly emphasizes physical activity and striving to be the best you can be. This mentality does not focus on setting any kind of records, or even winning, whether that be in Blaseball, bench weight, or speedrun times. The Lift are driven to achieve "gains" in all things, with the often used chant "Nowhere to Lift but Up" being indicative of this. They know that gains are not linear, emphasizing the process of trying and failing over staying stagnant. This, of course, takes a backseat to mental health and self care; if pushing yourself will cause harm either physically or mentally, it is discouraged.
Their fans show a similar level of devotion to self care and gainfulness, pushing themselves and those around them to be the best "them" they can be. Individual Lift players have their own distinct followings (the feel-good Lancers, the environmentalist group Lotus Blossoms, a troupe of close-harmony drag artists called the Slumpettes) but the Lift home crowd is hugely supportive of every player. This even extends to visiting teams, many of whom describe being briefly thrown off their stroke by a sea of fans in hot pink shirts chanting their approval.
The Legscraper was constructed after Nandy Slumps obtained the deeds to Tokyo Dilsneyland in a game of Mahjong. She had previously obtained the legs in an unrelated incident.
The Legscraper contains a regulation Blaseball field with seating as the top floor, with elevators going from the stands to other floors, such as concessions, gyms, and the central elevator, which itself connects the top floors and the bottom floors, giving the skyscraper the appearance of a dumbbell. The thickness of the central tower is attributed to Lift players' personal rooms, which are themselves ever-shifting in layout and linked by other independent elevators.
The bottom floors contain parking, gyms, and the tower's "driver's seat", which is customarily operated by Nandy Slumps.
Uniforms & Logo
The Tokyo Lift’s summer uniform consists of either a crop top and pants, or a unitard — controversially, booty shorts are permitted. The winter uniform consists of a unitard, pants, and a jersey. However, due to a wide range of body types and expertise the Lift uniform is freely modifiable by any team member. Notable modifications have included extra layers, skirts, assorted sports gear, and for some, forgoing the uniform entirely. In an interview, team co-captain Stijn Strongbody said: “We felt it was important to allow as many options as possible. While group cohesion is important, we didn't want it at the expense of the individual player's needs. Also, pink works with anyone.”.
The Lift’s home game colors consist of black and pink whilst their away colors consist of white and pink.
200% Beef Hotdog 'N Chips the Third (Chips) the Maned Wolf serves as the team's mascot.
Tokyo Lift's former logo, by @Nillerus
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