Mobile Infantry (Starship Troopers)

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The Mobile Infantry (MI) is a fictional military force in Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers and in the movies Starship Troopers, released in 1997, the 2004 sequel, Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, the 2008 film Starship Troopers 3: Marauder and the TV series Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. The MI is portrayed differently in each version, though a constant element is the use of Powered armor.


The Starship Troopers role-playing game (RPG) developed by Mongoose Publishing and the Starship Troopers first-person shooter (FPS) make an amalgamation of the Mobile Infantry of the movie and the Roughneck Chronicles series with light infantry from the movie being supported by elite power suit equipped warriors for elite operations. The "light troopers" were envisioned as cheaper alternatives to the more fully trained, powered armored, "true" Mobile Infantry.[1]