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  • Border's Headquarters
  • Border's Headquarters (from another angle)
  • Border's Superiority Chart
  • Border's Emblem
  • Tamakoma Branch's Emblem

Border (ボーダー Bōdā? ) is an agency in Mikado City. It was created for the sake of protecting the city from Neighbor attacks. They fight the Neighbors by the means of something called a Trigger, the technology of Neighbors.

HistoryEdit

Main Article: Old Border

Before it became publicly known, Border was a secret organization with the purpose of being an intermediary between ‘Earth’ and Neighbors. Along with its establishment, Border has made an alliance with three Neighbor nations and used the building that later became Tamakoma's base as its headquarters.
Old Border member (manga)

Old Border's members

Between its establishment and 6 years before the start of the series, Border had 19 people within its ranks. However, about a year later, an allied nation was invaded by a hostile nation and when Borders sent its forces to assist, 10 out of 19 died, with some becoming Black Triggers. After the incident, the organization split into two, one became the current Headquarters and the other became Tamakoma Branch.

About 4.5 years before the start of the series, Border made its first public appearance when the First Large-Scale Invasion occurred. Soon after that, Border built their Headquarters in the middle of an area known as the Danger Zone and began recruiting new members.

DutiesEdit

The management supervises all Border employees and the safety of Mikado City from Neighbor-related threats. They are also involved in tasks such as P.R., gathering of funds, and supervision of the R&D Department, as well as in the organization of away expeditions. Engineers are in charge of everything all matters technology, while Operators provide intelligence to agents and serve as their connection to HQ. Agents fight Trion Soldiers and similar threats. However, they are not always at the scene in time, leaving citizens to fend for themselves or if there's an agent, to fight it themselves. Some agents are also involved in P.R. initiatives and recruiting. A-class and B-class members are paid, but C-class trainees are not,[1] as they are not official agents and are not supposed to engage in combat outside of training. However, they have recently received clearance to activate their Triggers to help with evacuation and rescue during emergencies.[2]

RanksEdit

There are four ranks available to Border agents. These ranks do not constitute an actual hierarchy, but express the status of an agent and their team within Border: C-Rank is for trainees, A and B-Rank are for official agents with normal Triggers, and S-Rank is for official agents wielding Black Triggers.

New agents start from C-Rank. When they reach 4000 usage points with their Training Trigger, they are promoted to B-Rank and allowed to form a unit. To advance to A-Rank, the unit must perform well in Rank Battles, meaning it is not the individual who is promoted, but the team as a whole. Agents who wield Black Triggers are immediately categorized as S-Rank and do not participate in Rank Battles. In general, only A-Rank agents are sent to the Neighborhood, but there are exceptions.

Usage Points Edit

Border uses a point system to track agents' skill with their Trigger or Trigger set. C-Class trainee agents start from 1000 points, but they are given extra points if they have performed well in the preliminary tests. Points can be earned by winning optional Rank Battles against other trainees, while losses result in a deduction of points. The greater the point gap, the less points are awarded to the winner if they had a large advantage in points; vice versa, if they lose in the same conditions, they will lose more points than normal: when someone with 1100 points defeated an opponent with 2358, he took 225 point from him. Cadets can also fight official agents, but the scores of the two contestants will not be altered at the end of the match.

Attacker, Gunner and Shooter trainees can also score points in group training sessions that take place twice a week.[3] There are five drills, only three of which are known: Topography Traversal Training, Covert Action Training, and Detection and Tracking Training.[4] Sniper trainees, on the other hand, receive points base don their performance during joint Sniper training. A perfect score awards 20 points, for a maximum of 200 points per week.[3] During the most recent enlistment session, all cadets started with 1000 points and took part in four five-way matches, due to the session having taken place at an irregular date, with no time for a probationary period. Extra points can also be given out by the management as special awards. Individual points determine an agent's Solo Ranking (how they stack up in comparison to all other official agents) as well as their Position Ranking (how they stack up in comparison to all other official agents with their own position).

When a cadet reaches 4000 points with their Trigger, they are promoted to B-Rank.[5] Sniper cadets can also be promoted if they manage to make the top 15% for three weeks in a row.[6] An agent's points correspond to their highest score with any one Trigger in their possession. Dropping below 4000 points with all of one's Triggers does not result in the demotion from official agent to trainee, which is however the case if the score of any one of the agent's Triggers drops below 1500, but this has never occurred thus far. An agent who reaches 8000 points with any one Trigger is said to have reached Master Class with it. Official agents adding a new Trigger to their set will start from 3000 points, 4000 if they are Master Class. In Rank Battles, if an agent fights with two Triggers, the one which dealt the final blow receives 70% of the total score, the other one 30%.

MembersEdit

AdministrationEdit

General StaffEdit

S-RankEdit

A-Rank (Elite, about 30 people)Edit

B-Rank (Main Force, about 100 people)Edit

Top TierEdit

Middle TierEdit

  • Yuba Unit 08
    • Takuma Yuba (Yuba Unit Leader)
    • Yukari Obishima
    • Kazuto Konooka
    • Nono Fujimaru (Yuba Unit Operator)

Lower TierEdit

  • Urushima Unit 15 (or 16)
    • Wataru Urushima (Urushima Unit Leader)
    • Rika Rokuta (Urushima Unit Operator)
  • Matsushiro Unit 16 (or 15)
    • Hitoshi Matsushiro (Matsushiro Unit Leader)
    • Masakuni Hakoda
    • Yūya Tsuchizaki
    • Ayumu Hatori (Matsushiro Unit Operator)
  • Tokiwa Unit 18
    • Mamoru Tokiwa (Tokiwa Unit Leader)
    • Tokiya Saitō
    • Waka Utsunomiya
    • Yoshinobu Kera
    • Hazuki Nanao (Tokiwa Unit Operator)
  • Hayakawa Unit 19
    • Satoru Hayakawa (Hayakawa Unit Leader)
    • Ryōgo Funabashi
    • Zenji Marui
    • Asami Taya (Hayakawa Unit Operator)
  • Yoshizato Unit 20
    • Yūichirō Yoshizato (Yoshizato Unit Leader)
    • Hanao Tsukimi
    • Hidetaka Kitazoe
    • Asuka Asagiri (Yoshizato Unit Operator)
  • Mamiya Unit 21
    • Keizō Mamiya (Mamiya Unit Leader)
    • Mitsuya Koinuma
    • Minoru Hata
    • Aoi Kusumoto (Mamiya Unit Operator)

C-Rank (Trainee, more than 400 people)Edit

FactionsEdit

According to Jin, there are 3 different factions in Border, each with a different doctrine:

Factions
Kido Faction Shinoda Faction Tamakoma Branch
Kido Shi A
"Never Forgive Neighbors" "Town's Peace Is More Important" "Neighbors Can Be Good Guys, So Let's Be Friends!"

There are also unaligned agents and teams, such as Kageura and Nasu units.

HeadquartersEdit

The core of Border's operations is a massive fortress with trion cannons and reinforced walls. Aside from offices, common areas and other ordinary spaces, it contains laboratories for the engineers, control rooms for Operators, private rooms for official units, and virtual spaces for agents to train in. Deep underground is also a vessel made out of trion to travel to the Neighborhood. Around the headquarters is an unhinabited, devastated portion of Mikado City where Gates are redirected, so they open away from ordinary citizens. However, this technology cannot prevent Rads from opening portals elsewhere.

BranchesEdit

There are 6 branches in Border. Personnel that are not aiming for A-Rank are associated with a branch. They are placed on the outside of the danger zone, and act as a contact point for locals.[7]

TriviaEdit

  • In the Viz version, it was called Border Defense Agency, which is also in Border's logo.
  • The uniforms of current Border agents are different from those of Old Border members due to the engineers increasing in number.[BBF Q271]
  • Border agents are split between those who constantly use a trion body at HQ and those who don’t. The former are rumored to have problems sleeping due to their flesh and blood bodies not getting tired.[BBF Q219]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Daisuke Ashihara: B-Rank get progress payments of Trion Soldiers subdued. A-Rank is a salary + progress payments. C-Rank are trainees so they are unpaid.
    Source: World Trigger Twitter
  2. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 43, p. 13
  3. 3.0 3.1 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 38, p. 2
  4. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 38, p. 1
  5. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 159, p. 3
  6. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 42, p. 14
  7. Daisuke Ashihara: There are 6 branches in Border: Tamakoma, Suzunari, Wataayu, Yumite District, Hayanuma, and Hisama. Basically, personnel that are not aiming for A-Rank (they do not participate in the Rank Battles twice a week) are affiliated with a branch. Each branch is placed along the outer edge of the danger zone. Other than Tamakoma, they are a point of contact for local residents
    Source: World Trigger Twitter

NavigationEdit

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Commander in Chief Masamune Kido
Administration Eizō NetsukiKatsumi KarasawaKyōko SawamuraMasafumi ShinodaMotokichi KinutaTakumi Rindō
General Staff Mikhael CroninRaizō TerashimaSeiji MizunumaYuri Rindō
S-Rank Tsukihiko Amō
A-Rank Ai KitoraAsumi AmakuraFutaba KuroeIsami TōmaJun ArashiyamaKei TachikawaKen SatoriKirie KonamiKyōsuke KarasumaKōhei IzumiMai KitagawaMitsuru TokiedaNozomi KakoReiji KizakiRyō UtagawaRyūji SaekiSaki KusakabeShinji FuyushimaShirō KikuchiharaShūji MiwaShun MidorikawaShōhei KoderaSōya KazamaTakaaki KatagiriTakeru YuigaTōichirō MomozonoTōru NarasakaYōsuke YoneyaYūichi JinYukimaru Ichijō
B-Rank Akane HiuraAtsushi HokariChika AmatoriDaichi TsutsumiFumika TeruyaHaruaki AzumaHiro KitazoeHisato SasamoriHyuseItsuki FujisawaKō MurakamiKōtarō SuwaKotarō TomoeKuniharu KakizakiMakoto ChanoMasataka NinomiyaMasato KageuraNoboru KoaraiOsamu MikumoRei NasuRokurō WakamuraShinnosuke TsujiSumiharu InukaiTaichi BetsuyakuTakuma YubaTatsuhito IkomaTatsuya KurumaTetsuji ArafuneTsuneyuki OkuderaYūko KumagaiYūma KugaYūta MiuraYuzuru EmaYōko KatoriYoshito Hanzaki
C-Rank Fumifumi SaotomeHidehide HinoeIzuho NatsumeTeruteru Kōda
Operators Aki HiyamiAn KobayakawaAoi KusumotoAsuka AsagiriHana SomeiHaruka AyatsujiHikari NireKaho MikamiKarin YuitsukaMadoka UiMako HitomiMegumi TokuraRen TsukimiRin KagamiRisa MakiRui OsanoSaki KusakabeSakurako TaketomiSayoko ShikiShiori UsamiYuu KunichikaYuka Kon
Former Border Agents Mirai HatoharaShin KazamaSōichi MogamiYūgo Kuga
Affiliated Personel RaijinmaruReplicaRinji AmatoriYōtarō Rindō
Units Arafune UnitArashiyama UnitAzuma UnitChano UnitEbina UnitFuyushima UnitHayakawa UnitIkoma UnitKageura UnitKakizaki UnitKako UnitKatagiri UnitKatori UnitKazama UnitKizaki UnitKuruma UnitKusakabe UnitKōda UnitMamiya UnitMatsushiro UnitMikumo UnitMiwa UnitNasu UnitNinomiya UnitŌji UnitSuwa UnitTachikawa UnitTokiwa UnitUrushima UnitYoshizato UnitYuba Unit
Branches Hayanuma BranchHisama BranchSuzunari BranchTamakoma BranchWataayu BranchYumite District Branch
Factions Kido Faction • Shinoda Faction • Tamakoma Branch
Triggers AsteroidBagworm • Bagworm Tag • Bail OutChameleonConnector • Dummy Beacon • EagletEscudoFūjinFull ArmsFull AttackGeistGimletGrasshopperHoundIbisIdatenKogetsu(Spear/Gen'yō/Senkū) • Lead BulletLightning (Black Lightning) • Makō • MeteoraRadarRaygust (Shield/Thruster/Blade) • RingScorpionShield (Anchor Mode/Full Guard) • SpiderStarmakerSwitchboxTeleporterTomahawkTrion bodyViper
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