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Hornet
Hornet shots can curve in ways Hound shots can't, allowing them to swerve around at sharp angles as they pursue the target.

Kazuki Kurauchi, about Hornet.[1]

Hornet[2]
Hornet (190).jpg
About
Kanji 強化追尾弾
Rōmaji Hōnetto
Affiliation
Organization BrDr.png Border
Attributes
Type White trion.png Normal (Composite Bullet)
Classification GU.png Gunner (Hound icon.png + Hound icon.png)
Ability
- Homing projectiles
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 190


Hornet (強化追尾弾(ホーネット) Hōnetto?, lit. Enhanced Tracking Bullet) is a composite bullet created through the combination of two Hound chips.[3][4]

Appearance[]

Hornet looks identical to Hound mid-flight, but it can be distinguished from it thanks to its superior homing ability, which, depending on the movements of the target, could lead to a more varied flight path.[5]

Overview[]

Since composite bullets were discovered by Kōhei Izumi,[6] Hornet could not have existed until three years prior to Chika Amatori's and Yūma Kuga's enlistment in Border.[7]

Abilities[]

Hornet strengthens Hound's homing factor, allowing it to curve at sharper angles as it pursues the target.[1] Bullets from one same cube can be given different settings to be made more difficult to block or avoid.[8] Since they look identical to Hound, the target may be lured into resorting to evasive maneuvers which are unsuited to Hound's enhanced homing factor.[5] Like other composite bullets, it is capable of damaging a trion body and cause moderate damage to constructs not made out of trion.[9]

Hornet can be utilized in trion cube form[10][11] or fired through a Gun Trigger.[12] In the latter case, the only known specific is that the firearm is set to shoot exclusively Hornet;[12] in the former, the user conjures two Hound cubes, one from the Main and one from the Sub, and merges them into a single Hornet cube.[10][11] The process lasts between one minute for inexperienced agents and two seconds for Shooters of Izumi's caliber,[13] during which the user is vulnerable to attack; for this reason, Hornet cannot be used uniformly in this configuration.[14]

Users[]

Hornet is known to be a rare composite bullet.[3] The only known user of this Trigger is Masataka Ninomiya.[2]

Trivia[]

  • Like many other Gunner Triggers, Hornet may be named after a missile, the AGM-64 Hornet, commonly known simply as Hornet.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 193 (p. 10)
  2. 2.0 2.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 192 (p. 3)
  3. 3.0 3.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 193 (p. 8)
  4. Daisuke Ashihara: Q143: Please tell us if there are any other composite bullets besides Tomahawk and Gimlet. A: There are ones like Meteor + Hound’s "Salamander", Asteroid + Viper’s "Cobra", Hound + Hound’s "Hornet" etc.
    Source: Border Briefing File, Question 143, p. 304
  5. 5.0 5.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 190 (p. 19)
  6. Daisuke Ashihara: Q145: Is Ninomiya the one who created composite bullets? Is it Izumi? Or an Engineer? A: Izumi tried it out on some kind of impulse and it worked. That is why he is called "genius-like" and "bullet idiot".
    Source: Border Briefing File, Question 145, p. 304
  7. World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 270-271)
  8. World Trigger Manga Chapter 193 (p. 11)
  9. World Trigger Manga Chapter 190 (p. 19-20)
  10. 10.0 10.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 68 (p. 2)
  11. 11.0 11.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 127 (p. 3)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Daisuke Ashihara: Q146: Can Gunners use composite bullets? A: If they set it in the Gun Trigger they can, but that gun then becomes "a gun that can only shoot the composite bullet".
    Source: Border Briefing File, Question 146, p. 304
  13. Daisuke Ashihara: If Osamu tries to shoot a Tomahawk right now, it will take him about a minute’s time to combine them. It takes Izumi about 2 seconds.
    Source: Question Corner 8, Volume 9
  14. World Trigger Manga Chapter 101 (p. 9)

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