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

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

Switchbox[2]
Anime | Manga

Switchbox front anime

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


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

Appearance Edit

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

Overview Edit

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

Abilities Edit

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

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

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

Known TrapsEdit

Name Description
Trap teleportation Short Warp[5] A trap meant to support allies. When they press the mark, they will be teleported to another one of their choosing.[11] It has a radius of at least a few dozen meters.[6]
Blade trap Spring Blade When a target steps on the mark, a blade springs up from the ground, piercing them.[4]

UsersEdit

See also: Switchbox Users

Switchbox has only three known users,[12] and as such it is one of the most unpopular Triggers in Border. Two of them, Shinji Fuyushima[13] and Mai Kitagawa, are A-Rank agents,[14] whereas Masakuni Hakoda's unit is currently in B-Rank.[15]

Trivia Edit

  • The three users of this Trigger, Border's only known Trappers, have the same Trigger set: Switchbox, Chameleon and Shield in the main, in this order, and Bagworm Tag at the top of the sub.[13][14][15]
  • The databook lists Switchbox among the Defense Triggers, despite also calling it a "Trap Trigger".[2]

References Edit

  1. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 73, p. 12
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 220
  3. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 47
  4. 4.0 4.1 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 44, p. 10-11
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 128, p. 15
  6. 6.0 6.1 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 73, p. 12-13
  7. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 132, p. 12
  8. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 127, p. 12
  9. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 127, p. 16
  10. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 44, p. 9-13
  11. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 133, p. 2
  12. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File
  13. 13.0 13.1 World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 45
  14. 14.0 14.1 World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 74
  15. 15.0 15.1 World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 183

NavigationEdit

e - d - vBorder Triggers
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

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