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A Shooter can manipulate bullet properties at will. Power, range, speed. You can adjust these three parameters in every attack. You can scatter small shrapnel or fire one big blast. The drawback is all that manipulation takes time, and you have to account for accuracy as well. You need good instincts to be effective.

Kyōsuke Karasuma about Shooters, in Osamu Mikumo 5.[1]

A Shooter (射手(シューター) Shūtā?, lit. shooter) is a Border agent who specializes in the use of Gunner Triggers without relying on a firearm.

SpecificsEdit

The Shooter position is one of the 9 official positions available to Border agents, one of the 7 directly involved in combat, and one of the 4 a trainee achieves immediately after reaching B-Rank.[2] Those official agents who have scored the most points (at least 4000)[3] with a Gunner Trigger without a firearm out of all the Triggers in their set, and who have less than 6000 points with any Attacker Trigger, are classified as Shooters.[4] C-Ranks trainees wielding Gunner Triggers without a firearm are not considered Shooters, since they are not official agents.[5]

OverviewEdit

Much like Gunners, Shooters specialize in middle-range combat, with an emphasis on controlling the enemy's position.[6] Due to to the effectiveness of Shield, Shooters are mostly relegated to support roles, assisting allies from afar and regulating the flow of the battle.[7] Since they must also be able to take into account factors such as the goals of both teams, the conditions of the battlefield and the location of allies, frequently on the spot, Shooters are considered intellectual fighters,[8] even more so than Gunners: their Triggers are in fact more complex, and although this makes them more versatile, it also makes them more difficult to master.[1] Nonetheless, they can become quite dangerous when they use Full Attack,[9] and since they do not need their limbs to fight, they remain a threat even if their trion body is mutilated.[10]

Shooters fire bullets without summoning weapons, but by creating constructs, known as trion cubes,[11] which they can then divide in multiple parts or shoot whole: the more bullets are fired, the lower their individual power. Furthermore, Shooters can modify the parameter ratio of their bullets on the fly,[1] as well as scatter and delay the shots to an extent. These additional abilities give them an advantage over Gunners at shorter distances.[12]

The four bullet types available to Shooters are Asteroid, Hound, Meteora and Viper,[13] which they can combine in real time to create composite bullets.[14] The amount of trion the user possesses determines the overall power and size of the trion cube, which is always at its biggest when summoned.[15] Since Shooters need to expend a lot of trion to be ffective in combat, many of them have abundant trion reserves.[2]

Solo PointsEdit

Since points fluctuate constantly, most of the following scores are likely to be obsolete.

  • No. 1 Shooter,[16] Masataka Ninomiya: 12042+[17][16] (Asteroid)[18]
  • Rei Nasu: 8395[19] (Viper)
  • Osamu Mikumo: 4282[20] (Asteroid)

List of ShootersEdit

Currently, there are 10 known Shooters in Border,[2] corresponding to the Shooters who participate in Rank Battles.

The following Shooters are listed by their unit's ranking at the start of the current season of Rank Battles. When known, their individual ranking in the Shooter class is reported under their name.

Shooters
Izumianime2 Nozomi Kako (anime) Ninomiya anime Mizukami (manga)
Kōhei Izumi
Tachikawa Unit
???
Nozomi Kako
Kako Unit
???
Masataka Ninomiya
Ninomiya Unit
1st
Satoshi Mizukami
Ikoma Unit
???
Kurauchi (manga) Rei Nasu (anime) Mamiya Anime Koinuma Anime
Kazuki Kurauchi
Ōji Unit
???
Rei Nasu
Nasu Unit
???
Keizō Mamiya
Mamiya Unit
???
Mitsuya Koinuma
Mamiya Unit
???
Hata Anime Osamu
Minoru Hata
Mamiya Unit
???
Osamu Mikumo
Tamakoma Second
???

TriviaEdit

  • Shooters are occasionally considered a sub-class of Gunners,[21] despite having been created first.[22]
  • Rokurō Wakamura, a Gunner, was stated to be higher-ranked than Osamu Mikumo, a Shooter, which might mean that Gunners and Shooters are ranked together;[23] however, it is also possible that Yōko Katori only meant that since Wakamura has more points than Osamu, he should be more skilled.
  • Despite utilizing a Gunner Trigger without a firearm, Teruteru Kōda and Fumifumi Saotome are not considered Shooters due to their being trainees.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 36, p. 4-5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File
  3. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 33, p. 8
  4. Daisuke Ashihara: An All-Rounder is ‘an agent who has earned more than 6000 solo points in both Attacker and Gunner Triggers respectively’.
    Source: Question Corner 11, Volume 18
  5. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 6, p. 5
  6. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 107, p. 10
  7. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 107, p. 8
  8. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 36, p. 7
  9. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 29, p. 7
  10. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 154, p. 13
  11. Daisuke Ashihara: Trion cube, nata de coco (fermented coconut cubes), sugar cube, Suwa, tofu, etc. Everyone calls it whatever they want.
    Source: Question Corner 9, Volume 10
  12. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 112, p. 5
  13. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 29, p. 3-5
  14. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 101, p. 9
  15. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 306
  16. 16.0 16.1 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 103, p. 14
  17. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 93, p. 19
  18. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 317
  19. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 94, p. 14
  20. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 112, p. 1
  21. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 36, p. 4
  22. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 305
  23. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 143, p. 4
  24. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 49, p. 17