You're some kind of big fat smart bug, aren't you?
~ Johnny Rico


A Brain Bug is the leader of a Bug colony of the Pseudo-Arachnids. It is hinted at in the novel that the Brain Bug is telepathic and it is stated that the "brain" shares a symbiotic relationship with the Bug Colony and that if it dies, the colony dies. The "brains" are easily held by humans in their power suits.

Brain Bugs depend entirely upon their workers and warriors to survive, their own bodies possessing "barely functional legs, bloated bodies that were mainly nervous system."

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B

Name: Brain Bug

Origin: Starship Troopers

Gender: N/A

Age: Unknown

Classification: Archanid

Powers and Abilities: Telepathy, Biological Manipulation, Mind Manipulation

Attack Potency: Wall level (Can easily pierce through human skull; badly damaged Rico's power suit)

Speed: Below Average Human (Generally immobile and slow-moving)

Lifting Strength: Below average (It is a bug that is unable to move too much)

Striking Strength: Wall Class

Durability: Small Building level (Can tank blows from Rico's power suit)

Stamina: Unknown

Range: A couple metres with its sharp tendrils. The Brainbug's telepathic attacks can span throughout the entire planet where it resides in.

Standard Equipment: None

Intelligence: Highly intelligent and are adept in a range of telepathic powers. The Brainbug maintains all of the Bug-Colony through its telepathic powers, controlling the entire race of the Pseudo-Arachnids similar to an army.

Weaknesses: Immobile; relies on the bugs that it controls to survive.



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