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Switchbox
You're not the only one who can warp space.

Isami Tōma to Mira, in Large-Scale Invasion 20.[1]

Switchbox[2]
About
Kanji スイッチボックス
Rōmaji Suitchibokkusu
Affiliation
Organization BrDr.png Border
Attributes
Type White trion.png Normal
Classification Switchbox icon.png Trap
Ability
- Placing marks
- Activating traps to various effects
- Changing type of trap
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 73
Anime Episode 32


Switchbox (スイッチボックス Suitchibokkusu?) is a Trap Trigger. Its users are classified as Trappers.[2]

Appearance[]

Switchbox resembles a laptop or briefcase, slate grey in color, with a keyboard of sorts, a handle, and a digital display.

Overview[]

The origins of this Trigger are unknown. Some of its mechanics were incorporated in the anti-Neighbor defense system protecting the edges of the forbidden zone in Mikado City.[3]

Abilities[]

Switchbox enables the user to place marks corresponding to different traps on any point of the map, as well as to set them off at will.[2] Some traps are intended to damage the opponent, others to support allies.[2] The only two known ones are a blade that springs out of the ground when a target walks over it,[4] and a short warp[5] that allows an ally to teleport to another location within a certain radius.[6] It is possible to change the effects of a trap even after a mark has been set.[5]

It appears the marks require a surface to be placed on, thus they cannot be placed in mid-air,[7] and, albeit invisible to the naked eye, they are visible on Radar as trion readings,[8] potentially alerting the enemy of their presence. This drawback is somewhat mitigated by the possibility for Chameleon users to hide their trion signature among those of the marks.[9]

Outside of rank battles, Switchbox can also be combined with the Headquarters 's trion to create more powerful traps and unmanned defense systems.[10]

Among Switchbox's downsides are the complexity of the Trigger and its high trion consumption.[11]

Known Traps[]

Name Description
Trap teleportation.png Short Warp[5] A trap meant to support allies. When they press the mark, they will be teleported to another one of their choosing.[12] It has a radius of at least a few dozen meters.[6]
Blade trap.png Spring Blade When a target steps on the mark, a blade springs up from the ground, piercing them.[4]

Users[]

See also: Switchbox Users

Switchbox has only three known users,[13] and as such it is one of the most unpopular Triggers in Border. Two of them, Shinji Fuyushima[14] and Mai Kitagawa, are A-rank agents,[15] whereas Masakuni Hakoda's unit is currently in B-rank.[16]

Trivia[]

  • The three users of this Trigger, Border's only known Trappers, have the same Trigger set: Switchbox, Chameleon and Shield in the main, in this order, and Bagworm Tag at the top of the sub.[14][15][16]
  • The databook lists Switchbox among the Defense Triggers, despite also calling it a "Trap Trigger".[2]

References[]

  1. World Trigger Manga Chapter 73 (p. 12)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 220)
  3. World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 47)
  4. 4.0 4.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 44 (p. 10-11)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 World Trigger Manga Chapter 128 (p. 15)
  6. 6.0 6.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 73 (p. 12-13)
  7. World Trigger Manga Chapter 132 (p. 12)
  8. World Trigger Manga Chapter 127 (p. 12)
  9. World Trigger Manga Chapter 127 (p. 16)
  10. World Trigger Manga Chapter 44 (p. 9-13)
  11. Daisuke Ashihara: They solely set traps. The trigger that Trappers use, ‘Switchbox’, is not just difficult to use but also has high trion consumption so it seems they basically don’t equip offensive triggers.
    Source: Twitter, June 2019
  12. World Trigger Manga Chapter 133 (p. 2)
  13. World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File
  14. 14.0 14.1 World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 45)
  15. 15.0 15.1 World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 74)
  16. 16.0 16.1 World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 183)

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