Honestly, is the transfer student ever normal?
Anyway, Mikado City has been attacked by Neighbors for 4 years now, and is currently under the protection of an organization named Border. At first, Mikumo suspects that Kuga is a Border Agent, but then dismisses that theory on the grounds that he seems too childish. But he does know there is something strange about this aggressive, blunt 15-year-old boy.
As it turns out, Mikumo himself is a Border Agent:
Though he doesn’t seem to be very good at it. So Kuga gives him a hand:
Though Kuga insists that neither he nor his father (from whom he obtained his Trigger) was ever part of Border, he does reveal an interesting detail:
He’s a neighbor, but his father was friends with someone in Border and he just saved a Border Agent. What?
The only opinion I have so far is why would you give your opponents a name with such a…positive connotation? I mean, honestly, when you say “neighbors” I automatically think “noisy nosy bastards next door” but I would think most other people would associate “neighbors” with “helpful people who live nearby.” I guess it makes sense if they’re from the other side of the Gate (is it bad that I can’t say that without automatically thinking of FMA?), but still, where did this term come from?