A Trigger (トリガー,Torigā?) is a product of Neighbor technology that manipulates and is powered by Trion. Despite being often used for combat purposes, Trigger technology also has other functions, and in fact it is regarded as the cornerstone of the entire Neighbor civilization. Combat-oriented Triggers have massive firepower, and are the only weapons capable of damaging and even destroying trion bodies.
Triggers can differ greatly among nations. Unlike the more powerful Black Triggers, which are created through the self-sacrifice of a person with high trion, normal Triggers are produced through technology. Earth developed its own Triggers after its contacts with the countries of the Neighborhood. The organization responsible for manufacturing Triggers and fighting off trespassing Neighbors is called Border.
To activate a Trigger, it is necessary to touch the Trigger Holder and give a clear signal of one's intentions to switch into a trion body. Border agents and trainees often use the vocal command "Trigger on" (トリガー 起動,Torigā On,lit. Trigger start-up?), whereas Aftokrator users declare the name of the Trigger. Black Triggers have been activated both verbally and non-verbally. Border's Triggers can be switched off at any given time, usually with the command "Trigger off," but none is strictly necessary. Aftokrator soldiers do not use any vocal commands to do so.
Normal Triggers can be activated by anyone, provided they have enough trion as even Operators can use trion bodies. Most, if not all, Triggers substitute the user's body for one made out of trion, storing the original body within the Trigger Holder. Trigger Holders are sent to the same dimension as the flesh and blood body upon activation, which is located somewhere in the Neighborhood. Trion bodies grant a Trigger user an increase in strength, speed and durability. Any wound inflicted to the trion body will cause a more or less severe leak of trion, but no physical damage to the user's flesh and blood body. When too much trion is lost, or when certain parts are destroyed, the trion body disappears.
Border's Triggers are manufactured with the aim of being used by a large number of agents. For this reason, their trion consumption, and therefore their power output, are lower than those of Aftokrator Triggers. Exceptions to this rule are the special, more powerful Triggers possessed by the A-rank agents of Tamakoma Branch. Border's Trigger technology is generally considered crude by the standards of an advanced country like Aftokrator. However, soldiers from both Aftokrator and its vassal nation Galopoula have expressed admiration for their versatility, which is due to the great number and variety of Triggers in existence and the possibility of equipping and combining several of them. The engineers of Border are constantly working to improve their Triggers and create new ones, and indeed, the speed of Border's technological progress is extolled as outstanding. One of the objectives of expeditions a.k.a Away Missions to the Neighborhood is to secure Neighbor Trigger technology, which is chiefly done through negotiations and bargaining, but should the away agents be attacked in war zones, they will retaliate and take possessions of the Triggers of the enemy. Border is currently in possession of three Black Triggers.
Certain Triggers become available to a Border agent only when they has achieved a specific rank. C-rank groups together the trainees, who are not considered official agents. They are allowed to carry only one Trigger out of the ten available to them, which goes by the name of Training Trigger (訓練用トリガー,Kunren-yō Torigā,lit. Trigger for training?). Since they are meant for training, these Triggers are not as powerful as a regular ones. B-rank and A-rank agents can equip up to eight Triggers. lastly, S-rank agents are Black Trigger users, but are also allowed to carry their previous Trigger Holder. However, to be classified as S-rank the user must have their Black Trigger as their main trigger which is why Yūma Kuga and Yūichi Jin don't classify as S-rank as they only use it for emergencies or on an as-needed basis.
Triggers in Border are classified according to their functions, and define the role of an agent in his or her team or on the battlefield. The main three categories are Attacker, Gunner and Sniper. They encompass the vast majority of Triggers capable of causing damage on their own. Triggers from other categories become available after reaching B-rank. Examples are Optional Triggers, Defense Triggers and Trap Triggers. Border personnel in general are given an uncategorized Trigger for self-defense (護身用 トリガー,Goshin-yō Torigā,lit. Trigger for self-defense?) with very low trion consumption whose sole function is to create a trion body, in the event of an encounter with Neighbors or Trion Soldiers. It does not come with any sort of additional equipment.
In Border, the actual Trigger is installed in a chip located inside a device called Trigger Holder (トリガー ホルダー,Torigā Horudā?), which contains eight slots that can allocate one chip, and thus one Trigger, each.Reiji Kizaki's Trigger Holder is custom-made and can allocate up to 14 chips.
Each Trigger occupies one slot in one of two columns, the Main and the Sub, each composed of four slots (seven in Kizaki's case).Main Triggers (主 トリガー,Mein Torigā,lit. Primary Triggers?) are automatically set to the user's dominant hand, whichever hand that is.Sub Triggers (副 トリガー,Sabu Torigā,lit. Auxiliary Triggers?) are automatically set to the user's non-dominant hand. Typically, the user can only activate two Triggers at a time, one from the Main and one from the Sub, with few exceptions.
Each Trigger consumes a certain amount of the user's trion, even just by being equipped. As a result, each person can equip a different amount of Triggers, depending on their trion capacity. Trion capacity also influences the overall power of a Trigger, although the user's skill is a major factor in determining how effective it will actually be. Once a person runs out of trion, they will be unable to produce their Triggers and thus be defenseless. It is however possible for an agent in a trion body to pass his or her own trion to someone else through physical contact and by establishing a "temporary Trigger link" with a specific Trigger. The Trigger remains under the control of the owner, but is augmented with the trion of the donor. However, using this feature multiple times can lead to said Trigger malfunctioning. It is also possible to temporarily use another agent's trigger with a "temporary Trigger link" will allows an agent in a trion body to wield a Trigger manifested by another user as if it were their own, without physical contact with the user or their consent.
Border Triggers that shoot bullets have built-in safety measures to handle strays. If someone in their flesh and blood body is hit, instead of being wounded, they will be knocked unconscious from the pain and the impact. A further safety measure makes it so that if a Trigger is deactivated in an unsafe environment, the flesh and blood body will be summoned in a location away from immediate harm.
A-rank agents have the perk of asking Engineers to customize their Triggers. In general, modified Triggers work the same as the standard model, but have added functions. Examples are:
Ai Kitora's Scorpion. The default shape of her version has two blades instead of one and can be made to rotate around the grip much like a pinwheel.
Ai Kitora's Spider. It is fired through her custom-made gun, which is also equipped with a reel-in function. Although Spider is an Optional Trigger, in her case it is classified as a Gunner Trigger.
Yōsuke Yoneya's spear-shaped Kogetsu. Since the handle of Kogetsu requires less trion than the blade to be constructed, he requested one of the chief engineers to create a variation of that Trigger with a longer handle and shorter blade in order to allow agents with low trion capacity to have a long reach.  Subsequent modifications made it possible to shorten the handle to fight in narrow spaces. It is possible it is only these latter modifications that make it count as a customized Trigger.
Shūji Miwa's Lead Bullet. It assigns a burden of 100kg per shot, and can be equipped in the same set of slots as the handgun, making it possible to use other Triggers while firing. Its downside is that Miwa must conjure a separate magazine which he must then slide into his firearm. The magazine is very heavy in terms of trion consumption, and the number of bullets that can be fired before reloading limited.
Nozomi Kako's Hound. The nature of its modification is unknown. It does not manifest as a Trion cube, but as a sphere from which smaller spheres are then emitted.
The customization privileges of A-rank agents extend to requesting the creation of whole new Triggers. At least some of these Triggers become accessible to B and even C-rank agents, as was the case for Scorpion. There are however Triggers, like Sōgetsu, which are at the very least not available to trainees. What rules govern the accessibility of Triggers developed by A-rank agents is currently unknown.
B-rank agents are allowed to perform minor tweaks on their Triggers with the help of engineers. Some of them are cosmetic, others alter the functions of a Trigger slightly. Temporary cosmetic modifications can play a significant role in a fight: an example is Azuma Squad changing the color of their Bagworms to white in order to camouflage themselves in the snow setting they had selected. Permanent alterations can be used by B-rank agents and above to make a Trigger more suited to their fighting style without modifying its basic functions, which might be why they are not considered customizations. Examples of such tweaks are:
the Scorpion model wielded by Kazama Squad. Unlike the normal Scorpion, its default shape is double-edged, with a hollowed out, slightly longer blade. The modification allows it to stretch and contract more quickly, thus making it even more attack-oriented than the regular Scorpion.
Reiji Kizaki's Raygust. Its handle is shorter and more streamlined than that of the normal model, possibly in order to complement his unorthodox fighting style.
Yūko Kumagai's Kogetsu. Due to her often utilizing it to defend, she has requested that a tsuba} be added in order to protect her hands.
Furthermore, users of Gunner Triggers tend to have different models of one same type of firearm. For example, the assault rifles of Arashiyama Squad are different from the one employed by Tatsuya Kuruma, although neither model is counted as a customization.
Standard Equipment Triggers
After activating a Trigger, the user will receive a trion body. B-rank agents and above are also endowed with additional Standard Equipment Triggers (基本装備 トリガー,Kihon Setsubi Torigā,lit. Basic Equipment Triggers?) and accessories. Although they consume trion as a result of being equipped, and some also during use, they do not take up a Trigger slot.
This Standard Trigger destroys the trion body and engulfs the original in an inviolable trion barrier before transporting it back to the safety of HQ or another previously selected location. It activates either on command or automatically when the trion body is destroyed. C-rank agents and non-combat personnel do not have this function because it is too costly to equip all Trigger Holders with it.
Trion bodies are the most basic implement granted by Triggers. They are virtually invulnerable to damage that is not caused by trion (and thus by Triggers or Trion Soldiers), and also grant the user several physical enhancements, as well as an internal communication system.
Attacker Triggers (攻撃手用 トリガー,Atakkā-yō Torigā,lit. Triggers for Attackers?) are modeled after edged weapons. They require close quarters combat and are extraordinarily impressive in terms of balance between trion consumption and offensive power. That is because only a small percentage of trion is required to manifest them, making it possible to devote the rest to sheer power. In fact, Attacker Triggers are the most suitable type of Trigger for users with a low amount of trion. There are primarily, but not exclusively, three types of Attacker Triggers in Border.
The first Attacker Trigger to be created and the most popular. It is a moderately heavy weapon with no gimmicks but very high attack power and durability. Out of of the three main Attacker Triggers, it is regarded as the most balanced and generally the best made. It has two Optional Triggers which can alter its shape and length.
A defense-oriented Attacker Trigger that can morph in a shield, it was the last of the main three to be invented. It has low offensive power and it is very heavy, characteristics that make it unpopular among Attackers. Nonetheless, it is very sturdy, and its durability is further increased in Shield Mode. The blade can be shrunk up to the size of a knife, becoming lighter, and its shape can also be changed slightly. It has one Optional Trigger.
A blade that can be drawn from any part of the body and whose shape can be altered freely, Scorpion was the second Attacker Trigger to be created. By adjusting trion, it is also possible to change its size, but the longer it is, the more fragile it becomes. It is powerful in offense and almost weightless, but its durability is low. It is favored by speedy and crafty Attackers.
A modified version of Kogetsu that takes the form of a spear, it seems to be classified as both an independent Trigger and a customization. The long handle makes it a viable option for Attackers whose low trion amount would prevent them from fighting at longer ranges. The length of the grip can be reduced at will. It can use the same Optional Triggers as Kogetsu. Its only known user is Yōsuke Yoneya.
A curved knife that vaguely resembles a hatchet. Since Kogetsu was the only Attacker Trigger until Scorpion was invented, it must have been developed some time after the latter. It has its own Optional Trigger. It was created for Kirie Konami, who is its sole user and fights by wielding two.
The Triggers used by Gunners and Shooters revolve around the use of bullets. Compared to Attacker Triggers, they have a lower firepower and a greater consumption of trion, but boast superior range. There are four types of normal bullets, which can combine to turn into composite bullets. Bullets are composed of three main parts: a "body" that determines their power, a "cover" that protects it from wind resistance and extends its range, and a "propellant" that sends it forward. Trion is divided among these three components, determining the power, range and speed of the bullets. Their tripartition explains their inferiority in terms of damage to Attacker Triggers. Overall, Gunner Triggers (銃手用 トリガー,Gannā-yō Torigā,lit. Triggers for Gunners?) are the ones that are affected the most by the amount of trion the user has. Regardless of the position of the user, all bullets are classified as Gunner Triggers, despite the Shooter position having been created first.
Gunners and Shooters fight at mid-range, most commonly as support due to their relatively low firepower. They use their Triggers tactically to control the position of the target. Each position has its own characteristics, but the fundamental difference between the two is that Gunners channel their bullets through specific firearms, whereas Shooters create trion cubes from their hands which they can successively split in smaller polygons or fire directly.
A Trigger that shoots bullets which pursue the target automatically, even if they are invisible. It is possible to select between a trion-seeker mode, which causes the bullets to home in on trion bodies, and a guided homing mode, which is directed by eyesight and more precise. These functions are disabled at high muzzle velocity.
A Trigger that fires bullets that explode upon impact, it is used to cause widespread damage. Shooters can set its speed to zero so as to employ it in traps. The size of the explosions scales with the amount of trion expended.
A Trigger that shoots bullets whose trajectory can be set before firing. Although most agents stick to a small number of patterns they have practiced with, particularly skilled users can create new trajectories before each shot, greatly improving the efficacy of this Trigger.
Shooters create a floating cube whose size and trion content depend on their trion reserves, and whose three basic parameters can be manipulated on the fly. This cube can be fired whole for a concentrated blast or split into smaller, identical polygons for a more varied offense. The power of the original cube is distributed equally among the fragments, whose number appears to determine their shape: the vast majority of agents splits their cube in eight, 27 or 64 parts, resulting in more cube-shaped bullets, but pyramids and tetrahedra are also possible. Shooters can control the position of each fragment at will before opening fire, increasing the spread of the volley and striking from different angles at the same time. They can further diversify their attacks by delaying some of their shots so that fragments of one same cube are fired at different intervals.
Cube fragments can remain in existence and retain their hovering abilities even if the user switches Triggers before firing them. Shooters can thus scatter bullets in specific locations, switch to another Trigger, and then switch back to the Gunner Trigger to fire the bullets they previously planted. However, they must remain within a certain distance from the planted bullets to retain the ability to control them.
Gunners have access to an arsenal of firearms, also known as Gun Triggers (銃型 トリガー,Jūgata Torigā,lit. gun-type Triggers?), made out of trion. Although they are classified as Triggers, only the bullets they are used in conjunction with occupy Trigger slots. At least two out of the five known types of firearm (specifically handguns and assault rifles) can be loaded with any two Gunner Triggers. When compared to the fighting style of a Shooter, these weapons are easier to operate and more accurate over longer distances, since each shot is the same as the one that preceded it. They also have an auxiliary function that increases range by an additional 20%. In addition to the three parameters of the bullets used by Shooters (power, range and muzzle velocity), firearms have three more main parameters that set them apart from one another: rate of fire, weight, and number of bullets, which determines how many rounds can be fried before a reload is necessary, as well as how much trion is allocated to each bullet. Unlike Shooters, Gunners cannot modify any of these parameters on the fly. For all these reasons, Gunners are considered more balanced but less versatile than Shooters.
Handguns and assault rifles are the most common types of firearms, but shotguns, grenade launchers and miniguns are also known to exist. Some of these weapons possess special features, such as shotguns's ability to fire multiple slugs at the same time and to adjust their spread, and possibly grenade launchers granting their discharge a parabolic trajectory. Each type of firearm presents different characteristics, but even weapons of one same type can be set with different parameters which do not count as customizations: for example, Takuma Yuba's handguns have lower range than average and can fire fewer bullets before needing to be reloaded, in return for which the power and speed of the bullets is increased;Sumiharu Inukai's firearm, which is classified as an assault rifle despite being modeled after the FN P-90 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) submachine gun, is more compact and seemingly wieldier than other assault rifles;Hiro Kitazoe's assault rifle is also worthy of note, as it appears bulkier than the other models, but as a trade-off it might boast a higher rate of fire compared to other assault rifles. The fact that Jun Arashiyama's assault rifle fires small Asteroid rounds with a high rate of fire but only a single, large chunk of Meteor suggests that even different types of bullets fired with the same weapon can have different parameters. It is currently unknown to what extent the appearance and type of a firearm is a direct reflection of its parameters, as well as how much freedom the user has in modifying their parameters. Similarly, the exact mechanics of reloading have yet to be revealed.
Firearms can be made to appear immediately before use and then dispelled, although trion is expended to conjure a new one. If the user so elects, however, they can be manifested as soon as the trion body is formed and remain in existence indefinitely, even if other Triggers are in use. All-Rounders who choose the latter option can use their turned off firearms in feints at close range. Although the exact durability of a firearm is unknown, each of Yuba's bullets packs enough power to destroy one.
Heavier than handguns and not suitable for close combat,Assault Rifles(突撃銃型,Asaruto Raifuru Gata,lit. Assault Rifle-type?) have an excellent rate of fire, and aiming with them is easier. Assault rifles are generally wielded with both hands, the exceptions being when the user is injured or in a state of Full Attack, but can still be used proficiently with only one. There are several different variants, all modeled after real-life assault rifles. There are 20 known users of this Trigger.
Grenade launchers(擲弾銃型,Gurenēdo Gan Gata,lit. Grenade Gun-type?) appear to boast an exceptionally long range among Gun Triggers, although it is unclear to what extent this depends exclusively on the parameters of the bullet itself. They are only known to be set to fire Meteor. It is possible, albeit unconfirmed, that it is the weapon that grants its bullets their parabolic trajectory. The only known users of this weapon are Seiji Marui and Hiro Kitazoe, whose model is derived from the real-life Milkor MGL-140Grenade Launcher.
A Handgun(拳銃型,Handogan Gata,lit. Handgun-type?) is a small, light Gun Trigger with a lower rate of fire than assault rifles that is most effective at close range. Due to being easy to fire with one hand, handguns are a popular choice among All-Rounders as a Trigger to equip in the Sub. There are several different variants, which are modeled after real-life handguns. There are 10 known users of this Trigger.
A massive firearm with an extremely high rate of fire, the Minigun(機関砲型型,Gatoringo Gata,lit. Autocannon/Gatling-type?) is used only by Reiji Kizaki, who holds it with both hands except for when Full Arms is active. It is modeled after the M-134 Minigun.
A Shotgun(散弾銃型,Shottogan Gata,lit. Shotgun-type?) is a Gun Trigger with high firepower but low rate of fire that blasts relatively large bullets. It is most devastating at close-to-mid range. The angle of the bullets can be adjusted to some extent. Like assault rifles, shotguns are generally wielded with both hands, but they can be comfortably operated with only one. Its only users are Kōtarō Suwa and Daichi Tsutsumi. It is modeled after the real life Remington Model 870 shotgun.
Any two Gunner Triggers can be combined to obtain highly destructive Composite Bullets (合成弾,Gōseidan,lit. synthetic bullets?), whose properties depend on those of their components. Shooters can create them on the fly by merging two trion cubes. The process requires a certain amount of time and focus, so few Shooters actually use them, but the more skilled ones can pull it off even in the heat of combat. Masterful Shooters can form a composite bullet in a mere two seconds, whereas inexperienced ones will require up to one minute. The only way for Gunners to use composite bullets is to program their weapon to shoot them; however, that weapon will be able to shoot only composite bullets. Currently, there are no known Gunners using composite bullets as ammunition. Composite bullets were invented by Kōhei Izumi which means they couldn't of been existed three years prior to Chika's and Yūma's enlistment.
The combination of two Asteroid cubes. Its cover is twice as durable as that of a normal Asteroid bullet, making it a high-penetration ammunition. It is used to pierce through the target's defenses while also inflicting damage. When fired by powerful Shooters, it has enough power to stun and damage a Rabbit or destroy the combined shields of several Idras.
The combination of two Hound cubes. Hornet looks identical to Hound mid-flight, but can be distinguished from it thanks to its superior homing ability, which, depending on the target's movements, can lead to a more varied flight path..
The combination of Meteor and Viper. It has the explosive properties of the former and the ability to travel along predetermined trajectories of the latter. On top of flying complicated routes, its area of attack is wide, so avoiding it completely is next to impossible. However, controlling it is known to be extraordinarily difficult.
Sniper Triggers (狙撃手用 トリガー,Sunaipā-yō Torigā,lit. Triggers for Snipers?) have the longest range and very high power. Unlike Gunner Triggers, Sniper Triggers are the weapons themselves, not just the bullets. A large amount of trion is used up in one shot, so they are not suitable for rapid fire. They are used almost exclusively for surprise attacks. The distance at which Snipers fight makes it next to impossible for an opponent to counterattack. However, this also means they are vulnerable at close range and require cover. Since they can eliminate the target in a single shot, Sniper Triggers are said to be capable of turning the tides of battle. Each of the three types of Sniper Triggers focuses on one of the three bullet parameters (range, speed and power). Capable Snipers change them depending on the conditions and the target. Trion is expended whenever a rifle is created.
It is an all-purpose rifle focusing on range. The higher the the trion of the user, the more the range extends. Aside from range, this Trigger is remarkable for its high muzzle velocity and firepower. Since it has no flaws to speak of and is the most balanced out of the three Sniper rifles, Egret is the most popular in Rank Wars.
It is the Sniper Trigger with the most firepower, but its low muzzle velocity makes it difficult to score a hit. Being the heaviest and the bulkiest of the three rifles, it is difficult to aim while carrying it, and thus users generally rest it on its bipod. For all these reasons, it is rarely employed in rank wars. The higher the trion of the user, the more powerful the bullet shot. It was originally developed to combat larger Trion Soldiers.
It possesses low power, but it has the highest muzzle velocity of the three Sniper Triggers and a high degree of accuracy. Furthermore, it is fairly lightweight, which makes it very easy to handle, and in fact it can be shot while on the move. Although not on the level of Gunner Triggers, it is also capable of rapid fire, which makes it ideal for peppering the target with low-power bullets. The higher the the trion of the user, the higher the bullet speed.
Trap Triggers (トラップ トリガー,Torappu Torigā?) are used to create favorable conditions for the allies of the user and unfavorable ones for the enemy by positioning hidden devices on the map and setting them off remotely.
A Trigger that allows the user to place marks corresponding to different traps on any point of the map, as well as to set them off at will. Some traps are intended to damage the opponent, others to support allies. The only two known ones are a blade that springs out of the ground when a target walks over it, and a short warp that allows an ally to teleport to another location within a certain radius. It is possible to change the effects of a trap even after placing a mark. It appears the marks require a surface to be placed on, thus they cannot be placed in mid-air.
Defense Triggers (防御用 トリガー,Bōgyo-yō Torigā,lit. Triggers for defense?) erect barriers to protect the user and/or his or her allies. They are considered one of the most indispensable Triggers for agents regardless of their position.
It erects an extraordinarily resistent barrier from the ground or other surface through physical contact with it. A single Trigger can generate multiple barriers. Since Escudo is trion converted into matter, it can stop Lead Bullet. However, its position and shape are fixed, and, since it is not transparent like the normal Shield, it blocks the user's vision as much as the enemy's. Due to these and the other drawbacks of: the necessity of a surface where it can emerge from, and the high trion cost - it is considered obsolete.
An extremely flexible Defense Trigger that erects a barrier anywhere the user wishes within a radius of about 25 meters. It can be set to hover in one place or move along with a target; in either case, it leaves the user's hands free. Its shape and size can be adjusted at will, but the wider the surface, the lower the durability. A stationary Shield will be able to endure more damage before breaking. The act of activating two Shields and overlapping them takes the name of Full Guard. The durability of a Shield is greatly influenced by the trion capacity of the user.
Optional Triggers (オプション トリガー,Opushon Torigā?) lack any offensive or defensive capabilities, but they add to the user's flexibility in combat. Their effects are extremely varied, encompassing stealth, movement, support and obstruction. Certain Optional Triggers can be used only in conjunction with a specific position or a single type of Triggers, granting them additional properties.
A cloak that prevents the user from being detected by Radar and other Triggers that detect trion signatures, consuming trion for as long as it is active. It is a particularly fundamental piece of equipment for Snipers. On the other hand, it may obstruct Attackers while they fight, so usage for ambushes is especially valued.
This stealth Trigger renders the user invisible, but disables use of other Triggers while active. Its trion consumption is quite taxing. It should be noted that Radar and automatic Hound bullets can still detect a Chameleon user.
The user can conjure small, floating orbs that mimic their trion signature or, with the assistance of an Operator, a teammate's. Their function is to create disturbances on Radar. They can be activated one by one or all at once. The movements of the decoys are mechanical, and they remain active for only a few minutes before running out of trion.
It creates single-use platforms which propel the user and allow them to change direction in mid-air, enabling hyper-spacial mobility. The more platforms created at once, the lower their individual power output. Ingenious users can also use Grasshopper to help allies, lay traps, and use the environment to their advantage.
A prototype Optional Trigger that propels the user along a predetermined pattern. The speed is so high it cannot be processed consciously, even by a person in a trion body. It is especially powerful when combined with an Attacker Trigger. However, since the trajectory cannot be changed once set, an enemy may exploit it to counter. The only user of this Trigger is Futaba Kuroe.
A Trigger that creates wires from a trion cube. These wires can be attached to buildings to impede the advance of the opponent, or, on the contrary, to increase the agility of an already mobile ally. In some cases, it is possible to attach one end of the wire directly to the opponent. The color of the wires can be adjusted, making it harder for opponents to spot them. It can also be combined with Meteor to create tripwires.
This prototype Trigger allows the user to teleport a few meters in the direction they were facing upon activation. Expert opponents will however be able to predict the destination. The longer the distance covered, the more trion is consumed; thus longer the cooldown.
Exclusive Optional Triggers
Although the general rule is that no more than two Triggers – one in the Main and one in the Sub – can be in use at any given time, Exclusive Optional Triggers can be activated only when a specific Trigger from their same column is active. All known Triggers of this type are used in conjunction with Attacker Triggers.
An Optional Trigger exclusive to Kogetsu. After it is activated, Kogetsu's blade or tip can be freely transformed, which can be used to strike enemies who have avoided the swing but are still in range, or to slip through their defenses.
An Optional Trigger exclusive to Kogetsu. By consuming trion, it dramatically extends the length of the blade for one or more attacks, depending on the user's skill and speed. The swinging blade is most deadly at the tip. Effective time and range are inversely proportional. The average activation time is about 1 second, which corresponds to a range of 15 meters.
An Optional Trigger exclusive to Raygust. It is used to propel Raygust and, if necessary, the user as well. It consumes and emits Trion to accelerate the blade and increase the power of its slashes.
All-Purpose Optional Triggers
All-Purpose Optional Triggers are similar to Exclusive Optional Triggers in that they cannot be used on their own, manifesting their effects only through another Trigger. However, unlike Exclusive Optional Triggers, they must be equipped in the opposite set of slots as the Triggers the user wants to combine them with, preventing any other Trigger from the same column from being activated while they are in use. All known triggers of this type can be used in conjunction with Gunner Triggers, and at least one of them can also be used by Snipers.
An Optional Trigger for Gunners and Shooters that replaces the destructive power of the bullet it is used in conjunction with with the ability to conjure extremely heavy burdens in the areas that have been hit. These bullets become capable of going through Shields and retain any special properties they may have, but their speed and range decrease greatly. Although Lead Bullet can also be equipped to Sniper Triggers, such combinations would not work in combat in normal circumstances.
On top of inflicting regular damage, bullets equipped with this Trigger generate a marker in the areas they have hit. These markers cause the target to show up on Radar even if they activate Bagworm, and they do not become invisible when Chameleon is used.
Tamakoma Optional Triggers
The members of Tamakoma First have each their own exclusive Optional Trigger, developed from Triggers Takumi Rindō brought back from the Neighborhood. They are completely focused on power output, disregarding flexibility and trion performance altogether. These Triggers are prototypes that do not abide by HQ regulations. As a consequence, they cannot be used in rank battles.
An exclusive Optional Trigger for Sōgetsu that combines two of them in a huge Axe. The trion consumption is high, but its power is immense, to the point it is possible to bisect a Rabbit with a single swing. Like other Optional Triggers dedicated to Attacker Triggers, it can - and must - be activated while two other Triggers are in use. Unlike Geist, it can be deactivated at any time. It is Kirie Konami personal Trigger.
This Trigger seemingly enables the user to use all their Gunner Triggers at once, allowing them to wield one in each hand while also endowing them with two additional firearms mounted on their shoulders. Two mechanical arms secured to the user's sides hold one Attacker Trigger each. Thanks to the number of Triggers they are able to activate simultaneously, the user becomes a veritable one-man army with crushing firepower. However, for the same reason, the trion expenditure is very high. It is Reiji Kizaki personal Trigger.
A Trigger that, by deliberately disrupting the balance of the trion body, allows the user to vastly enhance certain Triggers or physical abilities. However, activating it inevitably leads to the destruction of the trion body after all the user's trion is depleted. There are five modalities or "shifts": Blade Shift increases the user's speed and the power of an edged weapon, Gunner Shift mutates the user's firearm in a cannon that shoots devastating beams, and Speed Shift boosts the user's speed to even higher levels than Blade Shift; the characteristics of Armor Shift and Special Shift are currently unknown. It is Kyōsuke Karasuma personal Trigger.
Unknown Optional Triggers
Optional Triggers whose functions have yet to be revealed.
Unknown Optional Triggers
A Trigger that consumes little trion but prevents Triggers from being allocated to the slots in the column it is equipped to. It is generally equipped in the Sub.
Its functions are currently unknown. Its only user is Border's sole Spotter, Asumi Amakura, who equips it in her Main.
A prototype Trigger whose functions are currently unknown. Its only user is Futaba Kuroe, who equips it in her Main.
Its functions are currently unknown. In spite of its name, it may not be related to firearms, since it is also used by two Attackers with no Gunner or Sniper Triggers. It is generally equipped in the Sub. It was first used in the Battle Simulation Exercise in Chapter 218
A prototype Trigger whose functions are currently unknown. Its only user is Nozomi Kako, who equips it in her Main.
Calvaria is known to have few Trigger users, at least compared to Spinthir. In fact, it seems the vast majority of its military forces do not utilize Triggers, so the planet-nation relies on Trion Soldiers (Marmods in particular) for defense. Aside from their firearms, soldiers from Calvaria also wield spears, curved daggers, swords, and staves, although these weapons may not be Triggers or, if they are, they do not generate trion bodies.
Fighters from Calvaria can shoot bullets made out of trion through weapons similar to hunting rifles. Since they mentioned running low on ammo during one of the battles against Spinthir, it is possible only the bullets are made out of trion, and that the guns are regular firearms, leaving it ambiguous if they create a trion body or if they are Triggers in the first place.
Spinthir's Trigger users are easily distinguishable due to their black armor. Like the warriors from Leoforio, soldiers from Spinthir occasionally ride Trion Soldiers (specifically Bamsters) in battle, although they are more frequently seen fighting on their own after breaching the enemy's defenses. This planet-nation seems to have more Trigger users than Calvaria. All of those introduced thus far dual-wielded their weapons.
This Trigger allows the user to summon two long, curved blades around their arms, or possibly to turn their forearms into blades. They are durable enough to withstand the attacks of a Marmod without a scratch. The only known user of this Trigger sported five short, parallel vertical lines on his helmet.
This Trigger allows the user to summon a flat, shield-like bracer on each of their forearms which are durable enough to withstand the attacks of a Marmod without a scratch. An orb similar to the eye of Trion Soldiers also appears on the user's palm, with two smaller ones a few inches from the user's hand. The only known user of this Trigger sported nine dots grouped in three parallel lines of three on his helmet.
This Trigger allows the user to conjure two double-edged swords without a handguard. The only known user of this Trigger sported three parallel horizontal lines on his helmet.
Trion bodies are the most basic implement granted by Triggers. They are virtually invulnerable to damage that is not caused by trion (and thus by Triggers or Trion Soldiers), and also grant the user several physical enhancements, as well as an internal communication system. Those from Spinthir are covered in black armor with distinguishing motifs on the front of the helmet.
Extremely little is known about Triggers from Menoeides, except that their Trigger Users are shaped like hexagonal prisms or parallepipeds, with dots and lines arranged in different motifs on at least one of the broader faces.
Aftokrator is a powerful military nation, and its Trigger technology is extremely advanced. Aftokrator engineers have developed Trion Receptors that become a part of the body of the person they are embedded in, increasing their amount of trion to create soldiers with enhanced abilities. Another impressive accomplishment is the creation of Trion Soldiers with abilities mimicking those of specific Horn and even Black Triggers. Furthermore, some (though not all) of the nation's Black Triggers come with an armored cape, although it is currently unknown whether Aftokrator possesses the technology to alter Black Triggers or the Black Triggers included them from the start. Seven years prior to the invasion of Earth, Aftokrator was in possession of 13 Black Triggers.
In Aftokrator, each Trigger Holder seems to contain only one Trigger, aside from the equipment that comes with the trion body. The guiding concept at the heart of Aftokrator Triggers is the treatment of such weapons as an extension of one's body, which is transformed as a result. Trion Receptors prevent the trion body from being destabilized by this process. At least some of the Aftokrator Trigger Holders are worn around the wrist like bracelets.
Standard Triggers and Equipment
Trion bodies formed by Aftokrator Triggers come with different equipment from their counterparts on Earth. They are more suited for battle, but can be said to be lacking in terms of logistics, since at the time of the invasion, Aftokrator's fighters could leave the battlefield only through the wormholes created by Speiraskia and did not seem to possess Radar. Since soldiers from Galopoula, one of Aftokrator's vassal nations, were recently endowed with an emergency escape Trigger identical in principle to Bail Out, it is possible Aftokrator has developed the same technology. This is further supported by Yūma Kuga implying it is not a technology found in the Neighborhood, and by Border's Development Chief Motokichi Kinuta suggesting that it was copied from Border.
Aftokrator's Standard Triggers and Equipment
Aftokrator Trigger users, including some Black Trigger users, are endowed with a cape that acts as armor, allowing them to shrug off certain attacks. It can resist Gunner bullets, but not Attacker blades. It can also block the effects of specific Triggers, such as Lead Bullet, and shed the affected parts. If damaged, the cape will regenerate in seconds.
Trion bodies are the most basic implement granted by Triggers. They are virtually invulnerable to damage that is not caused by trion (and thus by Triggers or Trion Soldiers), and also grant the user several physical enhancements, as well as an internal communication system.
A jealously guarded military secret, Trion Receptors are Trigger-equipped horns that are permanently implanted in the heads of young children to dramatically improve their trion capacity and quality as they grow. Researches have also been done to use horns to increase compatibility with Black Triggers. The capabilities of a horned fighter far exceed those of a normal Trigger user. In the case of a Black Trigger user their horn(s) turn black.
Aftokrator's primary combat Triggers are known as Horn Triggers (角 トリガー,Hōn Torigā,lit. Horn Triggers?), as well as Enhanced or High-PoweredTriggers (強化トリガー,Kyōka Torigā,lit. Reinforcement Triggers?). Although only one of them can be wielded by each fighter, they more than make up for it with their versatility and power output. The two revealed thus far have high offensive and defensive capabilities, as well as remarkable supplementary abilities. Their raw power is so overwhelming that normal Triggers from Galopoula and Border cannot compare.
A Trigger endowed with massive firepower that has multiple configurations. It allows the user to fire powerful beams either by summoning explosive orbs around their person or in their hands, or, after shapeshifting, from an arm cannon with a high rate of fire. Chelidon is also capable of shooting destructive rays with the ability to bend from the user’s back, as well as of bombarding an area with a barrage of bullets, of generating both focused and large shields and of enabling flight for a limited amount of time.
It permits the user to manipulate countless magnetic “shards” through a gauntlet. By reacting with each other, the shards can create a wide range of constructs, such as shields, sharp projectiles,} railguns, spikes and giant shuriken. The magnetism can also be exploited to restrain or attract a target after shooting shards into their body. Furthermore, this Trigger has vast supplementary capabilities, which include levitation, the generation of magnetic tracks for high-speed displacement, controlled reflection of trion bullets, and camouflage in dark environments.
Unknown Classification Triggers/Devices
Paraphernalia created by Neighbors which do not seem to be part of standard equipment.
This earring-shaped device can project three-dimensional holograms for a variety of purposes. It can display the position of Neighbor planets in relation to their orbits, and possesses a Radar function with a very wide range.
This bracelet is connected to Speiraskia. It sends a signal once the trion body of the owner is destroyed, alerting Speiraskia's user they need to be retrieved and allowing for precise warping. It can also be attached to an enemy in order to track them down.
Despite Galopoula being a small nation, its Trigger users are extolled as exceptional warriors. Their Triggers are said to be suitable for fights against multiple opponents, so it is not uncommon to see them on the battlefield even if they are outnumbered. Aside from combat, some of their Triggers are also ideal for infiltration.
Much like Border Triggers, Galopoula Triggers have a wide array of effects, and a single user can equip several of them. A major difference is the employment of pellets or tokens that are used up to activate certain Triggers, after which they disappear. Galopoula Triggers generally require one such token, but some may expend more or none at all. Once a token is consumed, it cannot be replaced. Each soldier can carry up to 14, stored in a holster on his or her lower back where they can be reached easily. However, if a larger supply is available, nothing prevents its usage. Galopoula Triggers can be divided in two main types: Triggers that consume a token and Triggers that don’t. The latter can be turned on and off at will, but that does not appear to be the case with the former.
Although there does not seem to be an upper limit to the number of Triggers requiring a token that can be used simultaneously, or, rather, that number corresponds to the quantity of tokens available, it is possible that Triggers of the other type follow a distinction vaguely similar to the Main-Sub binary of Border Triggers. However, it remains unclear if there is a maximum amount of them, or if they are equipped to specific body parts. The exact operating principle of tokens is also unknown. It is unconfirmed whether each of them is dedicated to a specific Trigger (Wen Sō's fear of running out of Dogs lends itself to different readings), or there is no substantial difference among them and which Trigger they activate depends on the will of the user or the circumstances.
Standard Triggers and Equipment
The basic equipment of trion bodies created by Galopoula Triggers is not much different from Border's. "Operators" from Galopoula can assist frontline soldiers with a radar-like Trigger extremely similar to the monitor of Border's Operators, but it is currently unknown if every agent is equipped with a radar Trigger per se and/or if the one used by Reghindetz is an enhanced version exclusive to him.
Galopoula's version of Bail Out opens a Gate around the user, which has the benefit of not revealing the position of the base. It can be either activated when the trion body is destroyed, or set to activate on its own after a certain time. It was developed by observing Border's technology in action. So far, Galopoula soldiers have referred to this Trigger only as "the new Triggers" or "the new type".
These devices are used by Galopoula soldiers to activate select Triggers before being destroyed in the process. Normally, a Galopoula Trigger user carries 14 of them. Their exact mechanics are currently unknown.
Trion bodies are the most basic implement granted by Triggers. They are virtually invulnerable to damage that is not caused by trion (and thus by Triggers or Trion Soldiers), while also granting the user several physical enhancements on top of an internal communication system.
These Triggers may be the most powerful in the arsenal of a Galopoula soldier, since each of the members of the infiltration in Border had one. At least some of them require the expenditure of one or more tokens.
It allows the user to generate 16 spheres with rings that serve as blades. The orbs can be controlled telepathically to fight. They can be moved in complex patterns and are effective primarily in mid-range combat. Multiple orbs can be joined into a larger, faster one. It consumes at least one token. Its only know user is Ratarykov.
It allows the user to generate viscous slime, which has the ability to dull blades while reducing attrition, limiting the opponent's grip strength and mobility if it coats their limbs. It has at least two modes: in the first, a small amount of slime is worn by the user around their forearm much like a shield, coating the weapons that come in contact with it; in the second, the quantity of slime is increased and can be manipulated in the form of tendrils, even remotely. It is unknown if it consumes any tokens. Its only known user is Koskero.
This Trigger reflects the user's image, creating three-dimensional holograms. These duplicates are optical illusions, and as such possess no offensive power, but are useful in disorienting the opponent, since they will be unable to identify the enemy or where the next attack will come from. The copies possess a trion signature, which prevents Operators from finding the real one. Since the duplicates are reflections, left and right will be inverted; however, if a copy is reflected, left and right will be inverted again, thus matching the user's image perfectly. It is unknown if it consumes any tokens or if it is the same Trigger that generates the smoke screen. Its only known user is Wen Sō.
A Trigger used by Reghindetz that looks like a long whip covered in spikes. Since he was defeated by Hyuse without a chance to fight back, its abilities are unknown. It consumes at least one token.
This Trigger creates four mechanical arms ending in sharp blades on the back of the user. Each arm has great power, enough to pierce, lift, and throw a large amount of rubble and pin a trion body user against a wall. They can also be moved quickly and have a relatively long reach. The arms are also very durable. Should a blade be cut off, it can be replaced by a flat shield. Vasilissa consumes two tokens. Its only known user is Gatlin.
The names of these Triggers were not revealed. Some consume tokens, others don’t. It is unknown how many, if any, of the Triggers falling in the latter category are common to all Galopoula soldiers or should be classified as standard equipment.
Unnamed Galopoula Triggers
A cane that Koskero used to support himself after he lost a leg. In the anime, the material is formed from Nikokyra residue. It is unknown if it has any other functions or if it consumes any tokens.
A Trigger that creates a weapon encasing the user's arm. Its power has been compared to that of a Black Trigger. In return for its destructive force, the cannon takes a few minutes to recharge after the first shot, and has a strong recoil. A cannon shot can be stopped by the combination of a Raygust in Shield Mode and a highly concentrated Shield, both at an angle to disperse some of its power. It consumes one token.
A decagonal blade that appears on the back of the user's hand. It can be hurled at the opponent and then retracted, granting the user superior range in melee combat. It does not consume any tokens.
A Trigger that enables the user to mimic the appearance of a Trion Soldier or another person after scanning them at close range. It does not consume any tokens.
This mortar can fire several dozens of tokens at once, which, once embedded into the ground, act like summoning Triggers and open Gates from which Dogs emerge. Thanks to the mortar's range and the vast amount of tokens it can shoot at once, it is possible to create confusion behind the enemy lines and have the Trion Soldiers dispatch distant targets. It is unknown if it consumes any tokens.
A weapon composed of a pointed blade and an octagonal shield that can be used for both offense and defense. The blade can also be lengthened a few meters for a remote slash. It is unknown if it consumes any tokens.
A more advanced version of Border's Radar, this Trigger highlights humans and the various types of Trion Soldiers with different markers; furthermore, it indicates the direction enemies are moving in, even displaying the trajectory of Gunner Triggers. It is also able to detect agents cloaked with Bagworm. It is unknown if it consumes any tokens.
Similar in appearance to Border's Shield, this Trigger allows the user to create a floating barrier (possibly more) in any position within a certain radius from themselves. It was only seen projected in pentagonal form and in no more than two different sizes. It is durable enough to resist even the slashes of Fūjin, a Black Trigger. It does not consume any tokens.
A Trigger that, when activated, generates a smoke screen for the user to blend into. It is possible this Trigger is a subunit of Servitora, the smoke screen being only an additional function to hide the placement of the mirrors. It consumes one token, which is thrown in the air.
This Trigger opens a small portal through which a Dog, or perhaps another pre-programmed Trion Soldier, comes out. When available, a Galopoula soldier carries several of them. Each Gate consumes one token, which must be embedded into a solid surface.
A small device that when attached to a flat surface creates a hole large enough for a person to pass through. When the effect terminates, the surface is restored to its pristine state. This Trigger works on walls that are several meters thick. However, it was implied to be capable of opening tunnels only perpendicularly to the surface the device is used on, and it may be ineffective if the wall is too thick. It does not consume any tokens.
Unknown Classification Triggers/Devices
Paraphernalia created by Neighbors which do not seem to be part of standard equipment.
Unclassified Galopoula Triggers/Devices
A hand-held controller that can be connected to a number of devices, from appliances inside an expedition ship such as computers and holographic projectors to Trion Soldiers. The latter function is called Manual Mode and, depending on the type of Trion Soldier directed, it can be used for different purposes, two of which are reconnaissance and combat. Even if the controlled Trion Soldier is destroyed, it is possible to immediately switch to a new one. It can direct up to two Trion Soldiers at the same time. When the user is skilled, Manual Mode permits to increase the power of Trion Soldiers dramatically with the user fighting in total safety. The user sees through the "eye" of the Trion Soldier via a helmet.
An unnamed, anime-exclusive trigger used by the residents of the errant nation of Ergates. This trigger was designed mainly to release and control specially designed trion soldiers for combat. However it has shown the ability to turn the user invisible similarly to Chameleon as well as summoning a blade similar to Scorpion.
Triggers of Unknown Origin
Triggers whose country of origin is not known.
Triggers from Unknown Nations
Wire and Dagger
An unknown Trigger Yūma Kuga used during his time in the Neighborhood. It summons two daggers connected to Yūma's wrists (to each other in the anime) by a string. Their small size allows the user to hide them under their clothes, a tactic Yūma used to disguise himself as a civilian and then swiftly eliminate the enemy. The string can be lengthened to throw the corresponding weapon and then retracted to quickly retrieve it.
During his time in the Neighborhood, Yūgo Kuga dual-wielded Tachi-like Triggers, which he kept sheathed on the same side. Due to his past involvement with Border, the shape of the swords, and the similarity of his Trigger Holder to Border's, it is possible those are, in fact, early models of Kogetsu.
The names of Border's Triggers can be roughly grouped in five categories: meteorology, animals, foreign language words, kanji and astronomy.
In addition, Gunner Triggers are very often named after existing missiles, rockets or firearms.
Although this has never been openly stated to be a rule, the Trigger Sets of nearly all known Border agents include two Shields equipped in their Trigger Holder.Kyōsuke Karasuma and Osamu Mikumo, who have only one, are however in possession of another defense-oriented Triggers.
All three known Tamakoma Triggers have been activated with the command "On" (起動,Kidō,lit. Start-up?) at least once, which, among Border's normal Triggers, is unique to this class.
Despite the vast majority of Border fighters being male, most Triggers with only one user are part of the Trigger Set of a female agent, with a ratio of 4 used by males (Full Arms, Geist, Kogetsu: Spear and the minigun) to 6 used by females (Connector, Enhanced Radar, Idaten, Makō, Sōgetsu and Timer).
Thus far, all trion cubes summoned by Shooters have been divided according to the principles of rotational symmetry and have produced exclusively convex bullets.
All of Border's prototype Triggers are Optional Triggers.
Much like the nations themselves, Triggers from the Neighborhood have Greek names. Additionally, such normal Triggers seem to follow specific patterns:
Aftokrator Triggers are named after animals.
Galopoula Triggers are named after titles, occupations and other terms related to women.
↑Daisuke Ashihara: As long as you are touching the trigger holder, and make your activation intent clear, you can say nothing or say something else. You can swap bodies even if you use an original transformation call. Source: Question Corner 8, Volume 9
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 176: Does trion or trion organs exist in living beings other than humans? It might, but to use triggers, ‘clearly radiating the will to activate the trigger’ is necessary, so it seems difficult to make a dog or cat use a trigger. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 308, Question 176
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Basically they sneak in then get their hands on trigger technology through negotiations or bartering. It seems they also take triggers when they fight back against people who attack them in nations that are at war. Source: Question Corner 7, Volume 8
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Border classifies them into three groups: Attacker, Gunner and Sniper. Source: World Trigger Data Base, Volume 5
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 162: What were the self-defence triggers the base engineers used during the Large Scale Invasion arc? A trigger that has no weapons or bailout and only transforms into a trion body. Even someone with low trion ability can use it, and can survive once after being attacked. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 306, Question 162
↑ 36.036.1Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 167: Does ‘exclusive options’ not count in the only two triggers at a time limit? They don’t. Exclusive options, like Kogetsu’s exclusive ‘Senkuu’, are equipped on the same side of the slots as Kogetsu, and only switched ON when in use (the trion consumed is only what the exclusive option used). Dual-wielding Kogetsu + (Senkuu x 2) for a ‘Double Senkuu Kogetsu’ is also possible. It is implied that switching Triggers is not as fast and/or as practical as activating a Trigger when the column (Main or Sub) is not already in use. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 307, Question 167
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 177: Why was Osamu able to escape from Moira’s skewers when he went trigger off in volume 9? Because there was the worry that if someone undid the transformation while they were stuck under debris from buildings or something they would be crushed the moment they returned to their flesh body, so Border’s triggers are constructed so that the flesh body is transmitted to coordinates that don’t interfere with anything in the surroundings. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 308, Question 177
↑ 50.050.1Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 149: Is there a reason why there are different shapes for Scorpion? Jin and Yuuma’s single edge Scorpion is the standard type that stresses balance. Kazama squad’s hollowed out Scorpion is a type specialising in attack and stresses the reach when expanding and contracting. Kitora’s double-edged Scorption is a modded type that has been equipped with the function to rotate it like a pinwheel around the grip. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 304, Question 149
↑ 54.054.1Daisuke Ashihara: Q.154: Who made Kogetsu (Spear) and when did it happen? Yoneya made it with one of the Chief Engineers. Due to the idea that ‘because the trion cost to construct the handle of a Kogetsu is lower than the cost to construct the blade, if the blade is shortened and the handle lengthened then even people without a high trion ability can have a long reach’, it became a spear shape. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 305, Question 154
↑ 55.055.1Daisuke Ashihara: Q.137: Is the extension and contraction of Yoneya’s spear shaft a function of Genyou Kogetsu? It is not Genyou Kogetsu, but an ability unique to Yoneya’s spear. Finding it inconvenient in narrow places, Yoneya requested the engineers to modify it for him. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 303, Question 137
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Miwa’s Lead Bullet is customised. By loading an external magazine that was created beforehand, Lead Bullet can be used as a ‘handgun’s exclusive option’ (so you can use a Lead Bullet handgun in the left hand and another trigger in the right hand). The demerit is that the cost of a magazine is high, and the number of bullets are limited. Other gun triggers can also use it if they are customised. Source: Question Corner 12, Volume 19
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Kako-san talked a little about it in volume 14; when you become A-rank Agent, you can make requests with Engineers to customize your Trigger. Developing new Triggers is just an extension of that. Source: Question Corner 12, Volume 19
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q.153: Kuma’s Kogetsu has a guard, can the design of any part that isn’t the blade be freely changed? Consult with the engineers, and it can be freely changed to an extent. Kuma blocks with her sword a lot, so a guard was attached to protect her hands. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 305, Question 153
↑ 77.077.177.2Daisuke Ashihara: Q.140: In chapter 30, Arashiyama-san instructed Satori to ‘raise Radar’s precision by just 10 seconds’, does this mean Satori has some kind of option trigger equipped? Precision adjustment is one of Radar’s customary functions. Like Bailout, Radar is a ‘ standard trigger’, and anyone can use it at any time, but while in use trion is used up little by little (and by raising the precision more trion is used up too), so the outcome is that members with a surplus of trion use it. In this case, Satori was in charge of Radar. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 303, Question 140
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 158: What happens if you get attacked in the middle of bailing out?The trigger holder with the flesh body inside is still in the space on ‘the other side’ until you return to base and fall on the mat, so it cannot be attacked. What looks like flying away is the ‘path’ that follows the coordinates to bailout’s destination. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 306, Question 158
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 160: Can bailout be used while on an expedition? And where do you go if you bailout? (multiple) The expedition vessel is equipped with a bailout antenna, so you can return to the expedition vessel. But the current technology only allows activation ‘within 3km of the expedition vessel’. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 306, Question 160
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 155: Please tell us when Raygust was developed as well as the story behind its development. Terashima Raizou (18), a top class Kogetsu wielder at the time, got pissed off at the enhancing and popularity of bullet triggers and transferred to Engineer, where he made Raygust as an anti-bullet trigger blade with Shield and Scorpion as the base. This was when Raizou gained weight. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 305, Question 155
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q.156: Are Shooters derived from Gunners? Who created the Shooter position and how did it happen? The order is that Shooter came first. There are those suited for handling cube bullets and those who aren’t, so gun triggers were developed so that anyone can use bullets with a high degree of accuracy, and Gunners were derived. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 305, Question 156
↑ 110.0110.1Daisuke Ashihara: Hound bullets that use ‘Sensor Guidance’ can, but usually they are intercepted by walls and so on. Even during Stealth Mode, you still show up on Radar, so it’s possible to use that to make a rough counter-attack. Source: Question Corner 9, Volume 10
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q164: Are the trion cubes produced by Shooters before they shoot always at its maximum size according to trion ability? Or can it be adjusted each time? A: It is always at its maximum size. Trion ability is exposed for the most part. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 306, Question 164
↑ 127.0127.1127.2Daisuke Ashihara: It is a shotgun trigger that fires large normal bullets in consolidation. You can adjust the angle of the bullets’ dispersal to a certain point. Its advantage is its high instantaneous firepower, its disadvantage is that there is a pause between shots which can create an opening. Source: Question Corner 5, Volume 7
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 168: Kogetsu can be turned OFF without being put back in its sheath, but is it possible, for instance, to use a feint like holding a gun in one hand with it OFF while attacking with a Scorpion from the elbow? It is possible. ‘Pretending with Shield + Gun but actually Scorpion’ is one of the feints that All-rounders equipped with Scorpion (like Arashiyama squad) use a lot. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 307, Question 168
↑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
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 146: Can Gunners use composite bullets? 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, Page 304, Question 146
↑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, Page 304, Question 145
↑ 165.0165.1165.2Daisuke Ashihara: Q.143: Please tell us if there are any other composite bullets besides Tomahawk and Gimlet. There are ones like Meteora + Hound’s ‘Salamander’, Asteroid + Viper’s ‘Cobra’, Hound + Hound’s ‘Hornet’ etc. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 304, Question 143
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 142: What abilities does the ‘Gimlet’ that Izumi-kun used in volume 8 have? By doubling the structure of the bullet, penetration power is increased; it is used to breach Shield or firm armour and cause damage. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 303, Question 142
↑Daisuke Ashihara: When you take it out, then it will stay in that form. When you deactivate it, the next time you take it out you will need to use up a gun’s worth of trion again. Source: Question Corner 6, Volume 8
↑Daisuke Ashihara: It changes a bit depending on individual ability, but the distance is about 25m [...]. Source: Question Corner 8, Volume 9
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q.136: The Shield Kitora used in chapter 8 to surround herself, was that a normal Shield? It was a normal Shield that she used in ‘affixed mode’. It cannot be moved from where it sprouts from, but in return the durability is enhanced. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 303, Question 136
↑ 201.0201.1Daisuke Ashihara: Q. 141: How many of Grasshopper’s sheet-like things can be generated at once? And can (one of) the sheet-like thing be used over and over? A: Like Asteroid and so on, by splitting them several can be generated at once, but the more generated the lower the power output will be for each one. The jump board disappears after one use. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 303, Question 141
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Mostly as a countermeasure for stealth. Even a graze will let you mark that section, and as long as it’s not cut off then you can make Chameleon or Bagworm inoperative for a time. Its weaknesses are that it’s an all-purpose option so it can’t be used with Full Attack, and usually you defeat the enemy before they even get marked. Source: Question Corner 13, Volume 19
↑Daisuke Ashihara: Q.292: Which triggers do Sensei want to use? Vorvoros, Viper, Lead Bullet, Escudo. For now, I just want to transform into a trion body and try jumping around. Source: Border Briefing File, Page 326, Question 292