|The enemy cannot push a button if you disable his hand!|
The Mobile Infantry uses combat knives purely for maintenance as they are clearly ineffective against any of the enemies. However, M.I. recruits are trained in knife throwing whilst in basic training.
Starship Troopers novelEdit
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Starship Troopers film universeEdit
During the boot camp training, Ace Levy questioned Sergeant Zim about the combat knife throwing as enemies could used much more powerful weapon than the knife, such as the nuclear weapon. Zim's response was ordering Ace to place his hand on the back, and then, grabbing a knife from the target board and throwing, impaled the recruit's hand, and then casually commenting, "The enemy cannot push a button, if you disable his hand."
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the FederationEdit
During the Battle of Zulu Alpha Captain Dax scolded Ottis Brick for not having his knife when he's repairing an Electric Pillar. It is even said that any trooper caught without a knife would be severely punished. Captain Dax gave his knife to Brick, however, after Brick was infested by the Control Bug, he used the knife to killed Pavlov Dill. Because the knife had Dax's name on it, he was framed for Dill's death.
Starship Troopers: InvasionEdit
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