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Expedition Selection Exam Arc
Story Arc Info
Story Arc: Expedition Selection Exam Arc
Chapters: 200 -
Episodes:
Date: circa March 5 -
Description: Tamakoma Second aims for the expedition team. At the same time, Galopoula and Tamakoma Branch form an alliance.
Story Arc Chronology
Preceded by: B-Rank Rank Battles Arc


The Expedition Selection Exam Arc is the sixth arc of the World Trigger series.

Summary[]

An Alliance with Galopoula[]

On the day that Tamakoma Second has yakiniku with Ninomiya Unit, Orkan and Reghindetz infiltrate Mikado City in their real bodies to figure out a way to hamper Border. They are quickly found by Yōtarō on Raijinmaru, subsequently being introduced to Rindō and Jin. Though they initially assume that they are being arrested, Rindō expresses his conditions bluntly: Galopoula will not interfere with Border's operations or attack Mikado City, and Border will launch its expedition in 50 days. Orkan remains skeptical of Border's motives, given that they are soliciting so little, so Rindō also asks for information on Aftokrator's vassal states and a Tamakoma-Galopoula alliance. He also reveals that the rationale behind the deal is that the expedition would separate Border from its strongest agents, so they want to avoid trouble where possible. Though Orkan understands the reasoning, he states he would need to obtain Gatlin's approval for the alliance. He also asks Rindō how Border obtained its mother trigger. Rindō informs them that Tamakoma was connected with three Neighborhood nations: Dexia, Meson, and Aristera. A few years ago, Aristera had fallen and Border had given refuge to its prince, Yōtarō, and its princess Ruka Shinoda, and the mother trigger was maintained by the latter.

Rindō further clarifies that Ruka is not a god, but rather, Border had a crown trigger: Raijinmaru, Yōtarō's defender. Orkan wonders what Border would have to gain from an alliance with Aftokrator-controlled Galopoula, but Rindō reveals his knowledge of the seizure of Galopoula by Aftokator. He also reveals that Jin's side effect allowed him to see into the future, and the side effect encouraged an alliance with Galopoula. Orkan returns to the ship, and Gatlin, while somewhat skeptical of the possibility of a clairvoyant in Border, gives Orkan the authority to forge the alliance.

On the day of the next meeting with the Galopoulan envoys, Jin brings Yūma and Osamu to Tamakoma Branch, claiming that there is someone for them to meet. There, they meet Ruka Shinoda. Though they are somewhat put off by her arrogance, Jin reveals that she is not in fact whom he wants them to meet. He takes them to the Orkan and Reghindetz. After testing Jin's ability to see into the future, Orkan gifts them a bracelet which allows for tracking and contact with Galopoula. Jin hands the bracelet to Osamu, stating that he would not be going on the expedition as he has to defend Mikado City with his side effect. At the same time, he is not fully confident that Osamu will pass the expedition selection exam. After the meeting with the Galopoulan agents, Yūma reveals that Orkan, who had introduced himself as Ratarikov, was lying. It is revealed that Ratarikov's real name is Orkan Marduk, who is the fugitive fourth prince of Galopoula.


Expedition Selection Exam Temporary Squads[]

In order to have agents work with others outside of their usual units, akin to that of the expedition teams, Border chooses 11 agents to lead 11 new temporary squads. Each leader is assigned an operator by Border. The 11 leaders then draft one agent from 3 rounds of drafting, selecting a total of 3 agents. At the beginning of each round, the leaders each draw a random number, designating their draft position. These temporary squad leaders are only allowed to select agents that both they, and their assigned operator, had not worked with in squads in the past.

Squad 1
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Ryō Utagawa

Leader

All-Rounder

Kazama Unit

Sayoko Shiki

Unit Operator

Nasu Unit

Wataru Urushima

Gunner

Urushima Unit

Yūma Kuga

Attacker

Tamakoma-2

Neighbor

Kotarō Tomoe

All Rounder

Kakizaki Unit


Squad 2
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Kazuaki Ōji

Leader

Attacker

Oji Unit

Hikari Nire

Unit Operator

Kageura Unit

Shinnosuke Tsuji

Attacker

Ninomiya Unit

Tatsuhito Ikoma

No. 6 Attacker

Ikoma Unit

Yukari Obishima

All-Rounder

Yuba Unit


Squad 3
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Kuniharu Kakizaki

Leader

All-Rounder

Kakizaki Unit

Nono Fujimaru

Unit Operator

Yuba Unit

Masato Kageura

~No. 20 Attacker

Kageura Unit

Taichi Betsuyaku

Sniper

Suzunari First

Sumiharu Inukai

Gunner

Ninomiya Unit


Squad 4
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Hiro Kitazoe

Leader

Gunner

Kageura Unit

Hana Somei

Unit Operator

Katori Unit

Kazuto Tonooka

Sniper

Yuba Unit

Shirō Kikuchihara

Attacker

Kazama Unit

Kai Minamisawa

Attacker

Ikoma Unit


Squad 5
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Tatsuya Kuruma

Leader

Gunner

Suzunari First

Rui Osano

Unit Operator

Suwa Unit

Atsushi Hokari

Sniper

Arafune Unit

Noboru Koarai

Attacker

Azuma Unit

Takuma Yuba

Gunner

Yuba Unit


Squad 6
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Shōhei Kodera

Leader

Sniper

Miwa Unit

Rika Rokuta

Unit Operator

Urushima Unit

Tsuneyuki Okudera

Attacker

Azuma Unit

Yūta Miura

Attacker

Katori Unit

Ai Kitora

All-Rounder

Arashiyama Unit


Squad 7
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Kōtarō Suwa

Leader

Gunner

Suwa Unit

Madoka Ui

Unit Operator

Kakizaki Unit

Kōji Oki

Sniper

Ikoma Unit

Osamu Mikumo

Shooter

Tamakoma-2

Yōko Katori

All-Rounder

Katori Unit


Squad 8
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Masataka Ninomiya

Leader

No. 1 Shooter / No. 2 Overall

Ninomiya Unit

Rin Kagami

Unit Operator

Arafune Unit

Haruaki Azuma

Sniper

Azuma Unit

Chika Amatori

Sniper

Tamakoma-2

Yuzuru Ema

Sniper

Kageura Unit


Squad 9
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Satoshi Mizukami

Leader

Shooter

Ikoma Unit

Yuka Kon

Unit Operator

Suzunari First

Tetsuji Arafune

Sniper

Arafune Unit

Yutaka Kashio

Attacker

Oji Unit

Fumika Teruya

All-Rounder

Kakizaki Unit


Squad 10
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Kō Murakami

Leader

No. 4 Attacker

Suzunari First

Aki Hiyami

Unit Operator

Ninomiya Unit

Daichi Tsutsumi

Gunner

Suwa Unit

Yūko Kumagai

Attacker

Nasu Unit

Kazuki Kurauchi

Shooter

Oji Unit


Squad 11
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Rokurō Wakamura

Leader

Gunner

Katori Unit

Maori Hosoi

Unit Operator

Ikoma Unit

Yoshito Hanzaki

Sniper

Arafune Unit

Hisato Sasamori

Attacker

Suwa Unit

Hyuse

Attacker

Tamakoma-2

Neighbor

A-Rank Unit Evaluation[]

Away Mission Test (Phase 1)[]

References[]

Chapters 200201202203204205206207208209210
Episodes