List of Starship Troopers characters

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This is a partial list of characters in the novel Starship Troopers. Some of the characters may also be found in the film Starship Troopers and Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles in altered form.

Major characters[edit]

  • Juan "Johnnie" Rico
Main article: Juan Rico
Actor: Yasunori Matsumoto (OVA, voice), Casper Van Dien (1997 film, Marauder), Rino Romano (Roughnecks, voice), David Matranga (Invasion, voice)
Son of a wealthy Filipino family who volunteers for "Federal Service". He ends up in the Mobile Infantry. He does his basic training at Camp Arthur Currie in Western Canada, and then he is assigned as a Private to "Willie's Wildcats". His first big combat experience (other than raids) is the Battle of Klendathu. He is then transferred to the platoon called "Rasczak's Roughnecks" aboard the spaceship Rodger Young, where he earns the rank of corporal and survives several battles. He later is promoted to Sergeant and enters an Officer Candidate School upon the encouragement of his friend "Ace". Rico eventually became a lieutenant after commanding a platoon (as an intern) during the successful "Operation Royalty". At the end of the novel, he is in command of Rico's Roughnecks, back on the Rodger Young, with his father as a sergeant there.
  • Sergeant "Jelly" Jelal
A career "Ship's Sergeant", he is Juan Rico's platoon sergeant aboard the spaceship Rodger Young, and the "de facto" platoon leader after Lt. Rasczak's death. He eventually is made a captain, but he loses his legs in an unspecified battle. He was nicknamed "Jelly" and anyone who has made a "combat drop" could call him this to his face. After the Lieutenant's death, the Roughnecks vote unanimously to rename themselves "Jelly's Jaguars", after their new lieutenant, but Jelal vetoes the notion.
  • Charles "Charlie" Zim
Actor: Akira Kamiya (OVA, voice), Clancy Brown (1997 film, Roughnecks)
John Rico's boot-camp training instructor and a company commander at Camp Currie. Originally a career "Ship's Sergeant", he becomes the Company "First Sergeant" of Rico's unit during "Operation Royalty", and he voluntarily drops in rank to become Rico's "Platoon Sergeant". Zim takes the initiative to raid an Arachnid "bughole", and he captures the first "brain bug" taken by the MI. He was given a field commission, and he rises to the rank of brevet captain with the permanent rank of first lieutenant by the end of the book.
In the OVA, Zim is depicted as a black, while in the 1997 film and Roughnecks, he is depicted as a Caucasian.
In Roughnecks, he joins the Roughnecks during the final stages of the Homefront campaign. Revealed to Rico that due machinations between him and Razak guided him to his potential as they recognized something great in him.
It was intended for Zim to appear in Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, but Clancy Brown was unavailable due to Carnivàle, so the character Captain Dax was created.[citation needed]
  • Fleet Sergeant Ho
Actor: Robert David Hall
Federal Service recruiting officer who had lost his legs and right arm while serving. He swears-in Juan Rico and Carl. He appears without his prosthetics to administer the oath to new recruits, as a demonstration of the possible consequences of service.
In the film, he is simply credited as Recruiting Sergeant.
  • Carl
Actor: Yūji Mitsuya (OVA, voice), Neil Patrick Harris (1997 film), Rider Strong (Roughnecks, voice), Justin Doran (Invasion, voice)
Juan Rico's best friend in high school. His example is one of the influences that prompt Juan Rico to enlist. The two of them enlist on the same day, and Carl is assigned to the "Starside Research & Development" installation on Pluto. Later in the novel, Carl is killed when the Pluto research facilities are destroyed by the Arachnids.
In the 1997 film and Roughnecks, his name is Carl Jenkins. His last name apparently comes from Al Jenkins, another character in the novel.
In the film, He is Rico's best friend in high school. He, Carmen, and Rico are vowed to be best friends forever. He has psychic abilities and joins military intelligence as opposed to research and development. (There were unnamed people with some psychic ability in the novel, and so, that was merged in with this character.) He promotes Rico later and is indicated to have telepathically assisted Rico in his rescue of Carmen. In Invasion, now a general, Carl is the Minister of Paranormal Warfare and the lead scientist of a top secret research.
In Roughnecks, he is a Special Operations Tactician. He is a psychic friend of Rico's and Dizzy's from high school, the other Roughnecks avoid Jenkins because his telepathic powers worry them. He destroys the Hydoran Brain Bug with a Mind-Bomb but suffers mental trauma in the process. Jenkins grows weaker and his powers become less stable during the Tophet Campaign, when T'Phai's Control Bug breaks loose and it attempts to attach to Jenkins. He destroys it with a telekinetic blast, but falls into a coma and is spirited away by Military intelligence. Jenkins returns later on in the series, the mental experimentation performed on him by Military intelligence neurosurgeons has increased his powers but made him cold and harsh. What was left of his old self was rekindled when Rico saved him during the Klendathu Campaign.
  • Carmencita "Carmen" Ibañez
Actor: Rei Sakuma (OVA, voice), Denise Richards (1997 film), Tish Hicks (Roughnecks, voice), Luci Christian (Invasion, voice)
One of Juan Rico's high school classmates. Rico had a crush on her, and she is a major influence on his decision to enlist, joining on the same day that she does. Since she excels in mathematics and gymnastics, she becomes a (Space) Navy spaceship pilot. While combat troops are universally male, the Navy can and often does recruit women as ship crewmen, both because women make better pilots, and for reasons of morale.
In Invasion, she has become the captain of John A. Warden.
In Roughnecks, her rank is Lieutenant/Ensign. She is a pilot in the SICON fleet. Rico joined the military just because Carmen said that she wanted to be a pilot, and Rico blindly attempts to follow her. Carmen is smart, calm, and rarely lets her emotions get in the way of her tasks. Whenever a drop ship she's piloting is crash-landed due to whatever circumstances, she often helps the Roughnecks carry out their missions. While reminiscing about the past, Carmen admits that she had a big crush on Rico during the sixth grade, but didn't tell him. It is not clear if she feels the same way about Rico after Dizzy tells Carmen that she's the reason Rico enlisted. She is apparently demoted to Ensign either for crashing the ship in the Zephyr Campaign or for insubordination in the first episode of the Klendathu Campaign.
  • Yvette Deladrier
Actor: Mika Doi (OVA, voice), Brenda Strong (1997 film)
Captain of the Troop Transport ship Rodger Young. She is a masterful pilot who manages to retrieve the Roughnecks from orbit even when they are late for rendezvous (described as "impossible" in the book), thus saving all their lives. At the end of the book, it is presumed she is still captain of the Rodger Young.
In the 1997 film, her name is changed into Deladier. She is killed while trying to escape the ship after it was hit by a bug plasma, she was fatally injured when she fell beneath the closing emergency fire door, pinning her down.
  • Captain "Blacky" Blackstone
A Captain in the Mobile Infantry, Blackstone is Rico's evaluating officer, who oversees his field training exercises once Rico becomes a Third Lieutenant. Blacky is the company commander of "Blacky's Blackguards", and participates in the raid on Planet P. During that battle, he is temporarily incapacitated due to a power failure in his suit, but soon recovers. He gives Johnny the benefit of the doubt and gives a pass on Johnny's evaluation forms, thus allowing Sergeant Rico to become Lieutenant Rico.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jean V. Dubois
Rico's high school instructor in so-called "History and Moral Philosophy". He had retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Mobile Infantry after he lost an arm. A letter to Rico during Basic Training boosts Rico's spirits and helps to keep him from resigning (and thus losing the opportunity to become a full Citizen). Dubois follows Rico's career with great interest.
Many readers have felt that Dubois serves as a stand-in for Heinlein throughout the novel.

Minor characters[edit]

  • Emilio Rico
Actor: Shinji Ogawa (OVA, voice), Christopher Curry (1997 film)
Juan Rico's father, a wealthy Filipino businessman. He opposes Johnnie's plans to join the Mobile Infantry, but after the Bug War begins and his wife is killed, he finds that his position as a "producing-consuming economic animal" (his own words) has become untenable. He is then sworn-in to Federal Service as a cap trooper and eventually he becomes a platoon sergeant in the Mobile Infantry.
In the OVA, he isn't so against Johnnie's plan to join the Mobile Infantry.
In the 1997 film, he is called Bill Rico. He is assumed killed along with his wife, Maria, in Buenos Aires incidents.
  • Mrs. Rico
Actor: Kazuko Yanaga (OVA, voice), Lenore Kasdorf (1997 film)
Juan Rico's mother. She is killed in Buenos Aires incidents.
In the OVA, her name is Maria Rico.
  • Private First Class "Dutch" Bamburger
Senior squadmate who Rico is assigned to for his first drop, and is initially displeased to be working with a soldier right out of bootcamp. However, they make an effective team. He dies while showing Johnny the ropes in Operation Bughouse, moments before the evacuation order is issued.
In the 1976 boardwar game, he is called Wilhem E. Bamburger.


  • Lieutenant Rasczak
Actor: Michael Ironside (1997 film), Jamie Hanes (Roughnecks, voice)
Juan Rico's platoon leader in the Rodger Young. His platoon always calls him "The Lieutenant", in tones of considerable respect. He dies in battle while recovering two wounded Troopers.
The film and Roughnecks version of Rasczak is a hybrid of the book's Dubois and Rasczak.
In the film, his name is Jean Rasczak, originally a teacher in Rico's school.
In Roughnecks, his name is Jean Razak. He is the leader of the Roughnecks. He is a seasoned veteran who has been decorated ten times for meritorious service. He is described as having "broken the mold" of trooper officer behavior. Razak's left arm is a mechanical prosthetic, the legacy of his first command where the entire squad was ambushed and only he survived. He later dies a heroic death to save Rico in the Homefront Campaign.
  • Career Corporal "Ace"
Squad commander, Jelal's Platoon, Rasczak's Roughnecks. Assists Juan Rico in the recovery of Dizzy Flores, a wounded Trooper. When Rico first becomes Corporal and the assistant section leader, being promoted past Ace, they fight in the showers over Ace's lack of respect. Although Ace wins, he acknowledges Rico's seniority, and helps him earn the respect of the entire platoon. Later, Ace persuades Rico to pursue a career in the military and to enroll in Officer Candidate School.
  • "Red" Greene
The non-com leader of the first Roughnecks squad that Rico serves in. After Rico talks back to him, Red straightens Rico out by beating him, and afterwards Rico becomes a better soldier and they make amends. Red is so impressed by Rico's soldiering skills that he recommends Rico for his first promotion.
  • Private "Dizzy" Flores
Actor: Dina Meyer (1997 film), Elizabeth Daily (Roughnecks, voice)
A member of "squad six" in Rasczak's Roughnecks. Wounded in the first action of the Roughnecks under the command of Jelal: the raid against the "Skinnies" described in the first chapter of the book. Dizzy is recovered by his squad leader "Ace" and the assistant section leader Juan Rico, but dies due to wounds during transport to the Roughnecks' spaceship, the Rodger Young.
In the 1997 film and Roughnecks, Dizzy is changed into a female soldier and her full name is Isabelle "Dizzy" Flores. She is Rico's high school friend and receives the basic training with him in the same unit. Later, she has a romantic relationship with Rico.
In Roughneck, she is an old friend of Rico's from high school, Dizzy has a crush on him which is unrequited for most of the series; she figures they will sort out their relationship problems after their tour of duty. She had a relationship with Goss in an attempt to make Rico jealous which ended in the Tesca Campaign, but started having an affair with Zander Barcalow for the rest of the Tesca Campaign and the entire Zephyr Campaign, which was shattered as Barcalow became a Bug/Human hybrid during the Klendathu Campaign. She eventually redeems Barcalow in the Klendathu Campaign. In the Homefront campaign, Rico eventually admits being in love with her, but Dizzy rejects him by threatening to file sexual harassment charges. She calls herself a "jinx" as an excuse for not accepting the relationship. Despite being defensive, Dizzy still harbors feelings for Rico. Dizzy is claustrophobic, but lied about it to be accepted into the Mobile Infantry; her phobia was later remedied by Jenkins, who used his psychic powers to give her something akin to a very strong post-hypnotic suggestion.
  • "Padre" Migliaccio
The Roughnecks' chaplain. Compassionate and caring for the soldiers of the company, Migliaccio is also a squad leader. The commanding lieutenant always gives soldiers five minutes to pray with Migliaccio before a drop. Later, Migliaccio is killed when he is incapacitated in combat and Jenkins tries to save him, getting killed in the process. To fill in the gap, Rico is promoted to sergeant.

Camp Currie[edit]

  • Captain Ian Frankel
Actor: Tomomichi Nishimura (OVA, voice)
Camp Currie Battalion Commander, involved in the trial of Recruit Ted Hendrick. Saves Hendrick from execution by a creative manipulation of the charges and jurisdiction of the court martial summoned for the trial.
  • "Kitten" Smith
Actor: Kazuhiko Inoue (OVA, voice), Matt Levin (1997 film)
A Mobile Infantry Trooper that did his basic training in Juan Rico's unit. Later during the Invasion of Klendathu, he is killed whilst still in the Federation Ship; Valley Forge's launch tube waiting to be dropped when the Valley Forge collided with another federation ship, the Ypres.
In the 1976 boardwar game, he is called Carl J. Jenkins.
In the 1988 OVA, his full name is Smith "Kitten" Alphard. Whether he survives the battle on Arachnid's home planet is mentioned.
In the 1997 film, he is an aspiring writer. He is killed during the Klendathu Invasion.
  • Shujumi
Actor: Anthony Ruivivar (1997 film)
Member of Rico's training unit. He is a Japanese and the son of a Colonel Shujumi, the officer who trained Sergeant Zim in unarmed combat. Zim makes him an assistant instructor at Camp Currie because of his martial arts prowess.
In the 1997 film, Shujumi is little more than an extra. He had been accepted into Harvard University, and he joined the Federal Service so that he would not need to pay tuition. Shujumi is killed during the Klendathu invasion. He runs up to a group of bugs, firing wildly, and is ripped apart. No mention is given to his family legacy or fighting skill.
  • Pat Leivy
Actor: Shō Hayami (OVA, voice), Jake Busey (1997 film)
A member of Rico's squad who receives Mobile Infantry basic training with Rico in the same unit.
In the film, he is combined with Corporal Ace, called "Ace" Levy and changed into Rico's friend from basic training, while his rank is changed into private. His ambition was to go career and become an officer (in fact, in the book, Ace was very much against the idea of becoming an officer, referring to himself as "a perfect noncom"), but he freezes up while taking command in the Klendathu invasion. When Rico offers him squad leader later, he refuses due to this. He survives the failed attack and is reassigned to the Roughnecks with Rico and Dizzy. He assists in capturing the Brain Bug, and is declared to be a hero throughout many propaganda films. His fate following the first film is unknown.
  • Al Jenkins
A boot camp buddy of Rico's, Jenkins survives the raid on Klendathu and joins the Roughnecks along with Rico. He is an effective soldier and survives many battles, but is left out of a raid on the Skinnies because of a minor fever. Later, he is abruptly killed while trying to save Migliaccio.
In the 1976 boardwar game, he is called Alan J. Jenkins.
  • Breckenridge
Actor: Eric Bruskotter
Member of Rico's training unit. Breckenridge was the first cadet to try his abilities as a fighter against Sergeant Zim, proving to be helpless in virtually seconds. Not having seen any of the others attempt to take Zim down as he had to be taken to the infirmary, Breckenridge later said in the mess tent (showing off his cast) that he was going to take Zim some day – something Rico doubted was possible for Breckenridge whom he considered a "big ape". Later, Breckenridge was killed in training along with two other trainees during intensive survival training. He was buried with full honors and rank of Private First Class in the Mobile Infantry.
In the film, Breckinridge came from one of the farm planets, and he called the Mobile Infantry "a pure picnic by comparison". Breckinridge is killed during a live-fire exercise under Rico's command: he states that his helmet is malfunctioning, and while Rico takes it off to inspect it, a fellow recruit accidentally shoots Breckinridge in the head.
  • Theodore C. "Ted" Hendrick
Actor: Kazuyuki Sogabe (OVA, voice)
The Mobile Infantry recruit who questioned the need to learn knife-throwing. Later court-martialed for disobeying orders and striking a superior officer (Sergeant Zim). Sentenced to ten whip lashes and a Bad Conduct Discharge, instead of being executed. He thereby loses his chance for the "franchise" (right to vote) and his intended career in politics.
In the OVA, instead of Breckinridge, Hendrick is the first cadet to try his abilities as a fighter against Sergeant Zim. Later, he leaves the boot camp after realizing he is not suitable to be a part of Mobile Infantry.
  • N. L. Dillinger
Mobile Infantry recruit who deserts. He is hanged for murdering a baby girl, after kidnapping her for ransom. Though AWOL, his execution is handled by the Infantry rather than by the civil judiciary, since Dillinger was still considered an active-duty member of the MI.

Officer Candidate School[edit]

  • Major Reid
Juan Rico's blind "History and Moral Philosophy" instructor at the Officer Candidate School.
  • "the Assassin" Hassan
Juan Rico's fellow officer candidate. He was given his assignment the same day as Johnnie and Byrd.
  • "Birdie" Byrd
Actor: Ungela Brockman (1997 film)
Juan Rico's fellow Officer Candidate School cadet. Given an assignment to the Moskva the day Johnnie was assigned to the new Tours. He was killed in action.
In the film, the character is changed into a female corporal. Though lost an arm, she seems to survive, unlike her novel counterpart.

Characters in the OVA[edit]

  • Greg Paterson
Voice actor: Hirotaka Suzuoki
Rico's friend in the Mobile Infantry bootcamp. Rico thinks Greg is more suitable to be a squad leader than him, while Greg considered himself too ordinary to become one. Later in an simulated war on Mars, he is killed by a Bug when he tries to save Rico. He can't be conferred posthumously because of his disobedience in order to save Rico.
He has a girlfriend named Laura in his hometown, however, she married someone else after Greg's death.
  • T. Azuma
Voice actor: Shūichi Ikeda
A Kansai Japanese who receives Mobile Infantry basic training with Rico in the same unit and later a member of Rico's squad.
He often puts the earphone on, listening to his portable CD player, even when wearing the Powered armor. Later, during the battle on Arachnid's home planet, he is caught in an explosion of an Arachnid fighter and killed.
  • S. Cherenkov
Voice actor: Masahiro Anzai
A tall, humble, beard soldier who later joins Rico's squad.
  • Corporal Cllea
Voice actor: Saeko Shimazu
A corporal who is in charge of powered suit garage. She seems to know Smith for a while.
  • Sergeant Dunn
Voice actor: Shingo Hiromori
A sergeant who leads Rico's team to raid on Klendathu.

Characters in the film series[edit]

Starship Troopers[edit]

  • Djana'D
Actor: Tami-Adrian George
Member of Rico's training unit. She hopes to go into politics following her term of service. However, she accidentally kills Breckinridge during the live-fire exercise, and she is discharged from the Mobile Infantry, thus losing her chance of ever becoming a full Citizen.
  • Katrina McIntire
Actor: Blake Lindsley
Member of Rico's training unit. She joins the Federal Service so she could get a license to have children. She is killed during the Klendathu invasion as she falls into a bug hole and is dragged away while fleeing the battle.
  • Zander Barcalow
Actor: Patrick Muldoon (1997 film), Nicholas Guest (Roughnecks, voice)
Carmen's immediate superior on the spaceship Rodger Young. He played "football" in high school, and he was a player on the opposing team in Rico's final game, where he met Carmen. After joining the spacefleet, he makes sure that he becomes her superior, and he make his romantic intentions known. At the end of the film, Carmen and Zander escape the destruction of the Rodger Young, but they land in a bug cavern. Zander's brain is then sucked out by a "brain bug".
In Roughnecks, his rank is Lieutenant/Major. A former football player in high school, Barcalow joined the SICON fleet as a pilot and was ranked Major at the start of the Pluto Campaign. He started off as Carmen's flight instructor in a drop ship. Other than transporting troops, Barcalow occasionally flies the air fighters to provide air support for the Mobile Infantry. His personality is pompous and arrogant, which may have led to his constant interchange between Major and Lieutenant ranks. During the Tesca Campaign, Barcalow started a relationship with Dizzy Flores, which lasted until the end of the Zephyr Campaign, during which he was captured by the Bugs and became infected with an unknown virus, which gave him a Jekyll and Hyde complex. Things went worse during the Klendathu Campaign when Barcalow mutated into a Bug and nearly had the Valley Forge crash on Klendathu. He later died a noble death saving the Roughnecks after Dizzy reminded him "to play on her team."

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation[edit]

  • Private Lei Sahara
Actor: Colleen Porch
A female soldier who has a been psychic but lost reliable control of her psychic abilities as puberty took place, which seems to be rather typical. Her ability is enhanced for a while due to the pregnancy. She is the only survivor of her squad.
  • Captain V.J. Dax
Actor: Richard Burgi
A veteran war hero with a fantastic combat record. He killed his commanding officer and was sealed in a furnace. He refuses to leave with Sahara as he knows he'll die either way as he will be executed for killing his CO. One year later, Dax is labeled as a Hero of the Federation, his death is shrouded in propaganda as the Federation uses his end as a means of recruitment.
  • Lieutenant Pavlov Dill
Actor: Lawrence Monoson
A psychic officer in Sahara's squad. He foresees the incoming menace. He sees Dax as a traitor to the Federation, while Dax sees him as an incompetent commander. However, the two later become reconciled. He was later killed by Billy, a bug-invaded soldier.
  • Sergeant Dede Rake
Actor: Brenda Strong
A female soldier in Sahara's squad. Later in the film, although she gets infected by the Bug, she manages to rescue Dax. She then killed herself before the bug can take control her body.
Dede is Captain Deladier's twin sister.[citation needed]

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder[edit]

  • General Dix Hauser
Actor: Boris Kodjoe
Another friend of Rico's. They served at Terran Command for a year. Dix marries Lola after Rico rescues her from OM-1. He also kills the Brain Bug captured at the end of the first movie and later becomes second in command to Admiral Phid when she becomes Sky Marshal.
  • Captain Lola Beck
Actor: Jolene Blalock
Love interest of Dix and a friend of Rico. She is the personal pilot of Sky Marshal Anoke. She marries Dix after she is rescued from OM-1.
  • Sky Marshal Omar Anoke
Actor: Stephen Hogan
Supreme Commander of the Federation Forces in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. He converts to the Bugs' religion, and he is killed by the "Bug God" Behemecoatyl.
  • Admiral Enolo Phid
Actor: Amanda Donohoe
Director of Fleet Intelligence. She discovers that Sky Marshal Anoke converted to the Bugs' religion and suppresses a distress call sent by Captain Beck. General Hauser interprets this as a power grab and but later learns the truth. After Anoke is reported to have died in a terrorist attack, Admiral Phid is appointed the new Sky Marshal.
  • Holly Little
Actor: Marnette Patterson
Flight attendant aboard Captain Beck's ship, the Geronimo. She is very religious, and she becomes a chaplain after being rescued from OM-1.
  • The Marauder Team
The squad consists of seven Mobile Infantries led by Rico. All of the member used to serve under Rico's command.
  1. Sergeant J. Kirby (Nicole Salandra)
  2. Private "Slug" Skinner (Garth Breytenbach)
  3. Sergeant A. Sunday (Tanya van Graan)
  4. Colonel John D."Johnny" Rico (Casper Van Dien)
  5. Lieutenant Link Manion (Cécile Breccia)
  6. Lieutenant A. Danner (Graeme Richards)
  7. Sergeant M. Hightower (Antonio Summerton)
  • Elmo Goniff
Actor: Joe Vaz
Former Mobile Infantry soldier who becomes the leader of a peace movement. He is later executed with 51 of his closest friends.

Starship Troopers: Invasion[edit]

A-01 Team[edit]

  • Colonel James Tariq
Voice actor: Sam Roman
Commander of A-01 team. He is killed due to the impact when John A. Warden crash-landing. His body is later used by Bugs to communicate with Hero, demanding on Carl's life.
  • Corporal "Ice Blonde"
Voice actor: Melissa Davis
A blonde female soldier from A-01 team. She is a widow and eager returning to Earth to reunite with her daughter.
  • Tia "Trig" Durer
Voice actor: Emily Neves
A female sniper from A-01 team. She swears to avenge her parents' death by using the rifile her father made. She counts every Bugs she killed. She is killed due to the overwhelming Warrior Bugs after failing to kill Queen.
  • Sergeant "Mech"
Voice actor: Jovan Jackson
The explosives specialist from A-1 team, who place the C4 charge on the engine of John A. Warden that destroys the Queen and her force along with the ship.
  • Chase
A pseudo-psychic from A-1 team. When escaping, he fell into the Warrior Bugs and got caught. He detonated a grenade to kill himself along with the Bugs.
  • Chow
An Asian soldier and a martial artist. He is later killed by a Warrior Bug out of his surprise after defeating a Warrior Bug by martial art..
  • Shock Jock
The medic from A-01. He was caught in the explosion when the Alesia was destroyed.

K-12 Team[edit]

  • Major Henry "Hero" Varro
Voice actor: David Wald
Commander of K-12 team. Hero is highly respected by his fellow teammate. He was initially a prisoner because of disobeying Carl's order to catch the Queen. During the confront with the Queen, he decides to sacrifice himself after learning the importance of Carl and his research. After mortally wounded, he detonates a grenades and killed himself along with the Warrior Bugs around him. Rico refers him as a true hero.
  • Lieutenant Otis "Bugspray" Hacks
Voice actor: Andrew Love
Acting commander of K-12 team. He has a romantic relationship with Trig. After being mortally wounded, he stays by Trig's body, using her sniper rifle to continue fighting the Bugs, who eventually overrun his position and kill him.
  • Sergeant "Ratzass"
Voice actor: Leraldo Anzaldua
A K-12 team member, who challenges Chou and ends up with draw.
  • Private "Holy Man"
Voice actor: Kalob Martinez
A religious soldier with various Talisman and amulet tattoos on his body. He sacrifices himself to save Ice Blonde.
  • Kharon
A soldier from K-12 team. When heading to the airlock, he was mortally wounded by the Warrior Bug, thus he sacrificed himself to draw Bug's attention.

Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles[edit]

Alpha Team[edit]

  • Sergeant Francis Brutto
Voice actor: David DeLuise
A somewhat ruthless taskmaster, Brutto is very outspoken and aggressive. Originally something of an antagonist for the rest of the squad, he eventually becomes easier to get along with during the Hydora Campaign. His 17-year-old son, Max, is an All-Star Fullback. Brutto is crippled before the Klendathu Campaign, and afterwards his son (who apparently joined the Mobile Infantry in the aftermath of the Pluto Campaign) is assigned to the Roughnecks. Like all the Roughnecks, Brutto originally was distrustful of T'Phai, but eventually became one of his best friends, prompting Higgins to remark, "Are those two actually bonding?" This bond extends to the point that when his son joins the Roughnecks he wants T'Phai to look out for his son.
  • Corporal Richard "Doc" LaCroix
Voice actor: James Horan
The team's medical officer, Doc is laid-back and patient. He and Goss act as the comic relief of the show at times, playing off each other's jokes amidst a folly of Bug drones. Doc is the assigned pilot for the "King Kong" cargo Marauder exoskeleton.
  • Corporal Jeff "Goss" Gossard
Voice actor: Bill Fagerbakke
An ambitious Roughneck who wants a distinguished career. The elder of two siblings, Goss is a technological master, adept with any form of machinery. He invented the "TALC Box," which was intended to translate Bug shrieking into human language, but used to translate for Skinnies instead. Goss is the assigned pilot for the Long-Range aka "Duck" Marauder. He had a short relationship with Dizzy following the Pluto Campaign, but broke up with her because he knows that Dizzy still loves Rico.
  • Private "Colonel" T'Phai
Voice actor: Steve Staley
The former military leader of the Skinnies, T'Phai was an enemy for most of the Tophet Campaign under the influence of a Control Bug. He was indirectly responsible for Jenkins' extended medical leave, which didn't help matters when he was assigned to the Roughnecks during the Tesca Campaign. Not accepted initially, T'Phai receives the acceptance of all Roughnecks but Rico in the end of the first episode, not receiving Rico's approval until the end of the second episode. His rank is Private within the Mobile Infantry, but he is still referred to as Colonel (his Skinnie rank) by the Roughnecks. T'Phai is considered a father figure since he had a wife, who was also in the military, and two children. He believes in fighting a war so that his children would not have to share his fate.


  • Commander Marlow
Voice actor: Thomas Wagner
Commanding officer of the Valley Forge, the starship to which Alpha Squad is initially assigned. Old-school fleet officer who was looking forward to retirement before the Bug War began.
  • General Miriam Redwing
Voice actor: Irene Bedard
Former flame of Lt. Jean Razak, and friend of Sgt. Charlie Zim; now a General at SICON Headquarters. A compassionate yet stern career officer.
  • Sky Marshal Sanchez
Voice actor: R. Lee Ermey
Top military brass of the SICON Forces. Has demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice civilian lives if he believes it will help achieve victory. Note that the Sky Marshal in the novel was female, unusual for a 1950s SF novel.
  • Lieutenant Earl Walker
Voice actor: Michael Harrington
Intelligence officer who has an uneasy relationship with Razak and the Roughnecks. Seems to value intelligence data more than the human beings under his command who have to collect it. At one point, Walker was willing to ensure that Razak's military career would end during General Miriam Redwing's supposed disappearance being unaware of Redwing and Razak's sting operation against a mole within the SICON ranks. During the Homefront campaign, Walker and Razak along with their squads managed to put aside their differences and befriended each other. Walker is not seen after Razak's death except for taking command of his squad fighting elsewhere during the conflict.
  • C.H.A.S. (Cybernetic Humanoid Assault System)
A prototype combat robot with state-of-the-art weaponry, armor and AI. CHAS joined the Roughnecks for a single mission during the Tophet Campaign, at the end of which he sacrificed himself to save Higgins and the rest of the squad. Audio commentary by the production crew has stated that the C.H.A.S. units cost a lot of production resources. Although they do appear later as bridge guards and combat but are easily dispatched by the Zander bug.

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