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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 rivers.[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