That's the jump platform Trigger that enables aerial mobility!

Sakurako Taketomi on Grasshopper, in Tamakoma Second 4.[1]


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Kanji グラスホッパー
Rōmaji Gurasuhoppā
Organization Link=Border Border
Type White trion.png Normal
Classification Optional.png Optional
- Summons jump platforms
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 59
Anime Episode 27

Grasshopper (グラスホッパー Gurasuhoppā?) is an Optional Trigger.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Grasshopper is started when the user creates an azure orb in their hand, which in turn summons one or more floating screens of light.[3] Each jump stand is square and inscribed in a larger regular quadrilateral.[4]

Overview[edit | edit source]

The origins of this Trigger are unknown.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

The activation of Grasshopper is signaled by the generation of a glowing orb in the user's corresponding hand.[2] The user can then summon screens of light that hover in place in any location and at any angle of their choosing.[3] Much like Shooter bullets, their number is inversely proportional to their output, and they disappear after one use.[5] By touching a jump platform, the user is propelled the direction the square faces at high speed.[6] Grasshopper also enables them to control their position while in mid-air, which makes it an asset in evasion[7] as well as feints.[8] Since it allows for aerial movement, it can negate impediments to mobility deriving from having a wounded leg[9] or from environmental conditions, such as deep snow[10] and high water.[11] However, it can only reflect physical object meaning it can be canceled out by trion-based objects such as trion bullets.[12]

Grasshopper has a great many applications aside from personal displacement. It can be utilized to support one's teammates, either by making them step on a platform[13] or to cross the map quickly in order to come to their rescue.[14] Although it is almost exclusively used by Attackers[15] to move in and out of range[16] and to attack remote or flying enemies,[8] Snipers can benefit from this Trigger too, since they can reach high ground swiftly[17] and quickly distance themselves from the enemy if spotted.[18] Grasshopper also suits more aggressive combat styles, permitting the user to build momentum before an attack[19] or to cut off the enemy's escape route.[20] If the enemy is sufficiently close, the user can launch them in the air and thus deprive them of their freedom of movement by creating a pad in front of themselves.[21] Summoning multiple platforms improves the chances of success.[22] Finally, Grasshopper can be used as a slingshot to hurl debris at the target, momentarily stunning them.[23]

Techniques[edit | edit source]

Name Description
Yuma Pinball.gif Pinball (乱反射(ピンボール) Pinbooru?, lit. "Diffuse Reflection")[24] After creating multiple platforms around the opponent, the user bounces from one to another at very high speed while slashing at the disoriented target with an Attacker Trigger.[25] According to Kō Murakami, Shun Midorikawa is a better user of this technique than Yūma Kuga.[24]

Users[edit | edit source]

See also: Grasshopper Users

There are 10 known users of this Trigger.[15] Shun Midorikawa and Yūma Kuga are both particularly renowned for their skills with it. Yōko Katori and Kōji Oki are also notable for being, respectively, the only All-Rounder and Sniper to utilize it.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Grasshopper is very similar to the Bound seal of Yūma's Black Trigger. The two differ in that Grasshopper is less powerful, but it can summon multiple platforms.[26]
  • Kei Tachikawa was never seen activating Grasshopper, but it was confirmed in the 4th Question Corner that he used it to reach the Ilgar.
  • The acceleration applied by a single pad has shown to vary considerably: Yūma has been seen propelling himself only about a meter or so in the air with an undivided pad[7] and then launch Murakami upwards by a few meters with a pad divided at least five times[27] even as he was holding weapons as heavy as Raygust[28] and Kogetsu.[29] If this is not a mistake, it could mean that the output of Grasshopper pads can be decreased at will.

References[edit | edit source]

Navigation[edit | edit source]

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