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Grasshopper
That's the jump platform Trigger that enables aerial mobility!

Sakurako Taketomi on Grasshopper, in Tamakoma Second 4.[1]

Grasshopper[2]

Midorikawa Grasshopper2

Grasshopper Shun manga

About
Kanji グラスホッパー
Rōmaji Gurasuhoppā
Affiliation
Organization BrDr Border
Attributes
Type White trion Normal
Classification Optional Optional
Ability
- Summons jump platforms
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 59
Anime Episode 27


Grasshopper (グラスホッパー Gurasuhoppā?) is an Optional Trigger.

AppearanceEdit

Grasshopper is started when the user creates an azure orb in their hand, which in turn summons one or more floating screens of light.[3] Each jump stand is square and inscribed in a larger regular quadrilateral.[4]

OverviewEdit

The origins of this Trigger are unknown.

AbilitiesEdit

The activation of Grasshopper is signaled by the generation of a glowing orb in the user's corresponding hand.[2] The user can then summon screens of light that hover in place in any location and at any angle of their choosing.[3] Much like Shooter bullets, their number is inversely proportional to their output, and they disappear after one use.[5] By touching a jump platform, the user is propelled the direction the square faces at high speed.[6] Grasshopper also enables them to control their position while in mid-air, which makes it an asset in evasion[7] as well as feints.[8] Since it allows for aerial movement, it can negate impedements to mobility deriving from having a wounded leg[9] or from environmental conditions, such as deep snow[10] and high water.[11] Although it is almost exclusively used by Attackers[12] to move in and out of range[13] and to attack remote or flying enemies,[8] Snipers can benefit from this Trigger too, since they can reach high ground swiftly[14] and quickly distance themselves from the enemy if spotted.[15]

Grasshopper has a great many applications aside from personal displacement. It can be utilized to support one's teammates, either by making them step on a platform[16] or to cross the map quickly in order to come to their rescue.[17] Grasshopper also suits more aggressive combat styles, permitting the user to build momentum before an attack[18] or to cut off the enemy's escape route.[19] If the enemy is sufficently close, the user can launch them in the air and thus deprive them of their freedom of movement by creating a pad in front of themselves.[20] Summoning multiple platforms improves the chances of success.[21] Finally, Grasshopper can be used as a slingshot to hurl debris at the target, momentarily stunning them.[22]

TechniquesEdit

Name Description
Pin43432231fdc Pinball (乱反射(ピンボール) Pinbooru?, lit. "Diffuse Reflection")[23] After creating multiple platforms around the opponent, the user bounces from one to another at very high speed while slashing at the disoriented target with an Attacker Trigger.[24] According to Kō Murakami, Shun Midorikawa is a better user of this technique than Yūma Kuga.[23]

UsersEdit

See also: Grasshopper Users

There are 10 known users of this Trigger.[12] Shun Midorikawa and and Yūma Kuga are both particularly renowned for their skills with it. Yōko Katori and Kōji Oki are also notable for being the only All-Rounder and Sniper to utilize it.

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 89, p. 14
  2. 2.0 2.1 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 59, p. 7
  3. 3.0 3.1 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 59, p. 7-8
  4. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 59, p. 8
  5. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 303
  6. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 145
  7. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 98, p. 10
  8. 8.0 8.1 World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 223
  9. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 158, p. 6
  10. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 114, p. 10-11
  11. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 96, p. 4
  12. 12.0 12.1 World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File
  13. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 153, p. 11-12
  14. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 152, p. 7
  15. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 155, p. 3
  16. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 113, p. 13
  17. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 113, p. 11
  18. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 153, p. 11
  19. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 153, p. 15
  20. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 141, p. 7
  21. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 101, p. 12
  22. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 157, p. 6
  23. 23.0 23.1 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 101, p. 4
  24. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 60, p. 4
  25. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 309

NavigationEdit

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Basic Equipment Bail OutRadarTrion Body
Attacker Kogetsu (Kogetsu: Spear) • Raygust (Shield Mode) • ScorpionSōgetsu (Axe)
Gunner Asteroid • Cobra • Gimlet • Hornet • HoundMeteoraSalamanderTomahawkViper
Firearms Assault Rifle • Grenade Launcher • Handgun • Minigun • Shotgun
Sniper EagletIbisLightning
Defense EscudoShield (Affixed Mode/Full Guard)
Trap Switchbox
Optional Bagworm • Bagworm Tag • ChameleonConnector • Dummy Beacon • Enhanced Radar • Full ArmsGeistGen'yōGrasshopperIdatenLead Bullet • Makō • Senkū • Silencer • SpiderStarmakerTeleporterThruster • Timer
Prototypes Connector • Dummy Beacon • Full ArmsGeistIdaten • Makō • Teleporter • Timer
Black Fūjin • Tsukihiko Amō's Black Trigger • Yūma Kuga's Black Trigger