Starship Troopers novel
The Terran Federation and Pseudo-Arachnids were already facing off since a long time in the outer worlds. Bugs, using information provided by the Skinnies, had located the location of Earth, the capital of the Terran Federation. That was how, a fleet of bugs with their ships, personally and directly, down, attacked and destroyed the city of Buenos Aires, turning it into a heap of rubble. So, after several battles, it was decided to invade Klendathu and begin the Bug War.
Starship Troopers anime
- Main article: New Buenos Aires
Starship Troopers film
Buenos Aires was a huge and powerful city, until one day it was struck by a Meteor originating from the Arachnid Quarantine Zone, ravaging it completely and leaving 8.5 million dead, along with 12.5 million other wounded. The Federation determined that the Arachnids were responsible for the attack, reasoning they'd used a Plasma Bug from the planet Klendathu, the home world of arachnids, to send one of the asteroids from their system to level the city. Even a couple of minutes after the attack, the Federal Network was informing the entire United Citizen Federation that Buenos Aires had been totally destroyed, while providing information that the Federal Council had voted unanimously for an invasion of the planet Klendathu, mobilizing enormous force threatens to destroy the Arachnid threat. Thus began the First Interstellar War.
Characters from Buenos Aires
- In the novel, the attack is only mentioned, with little description.
- In the OVA, Buenos Aires was attacked by the enemies directly.
- In the film, the bugs attack Buenos Aires with an asteroid.
- In the Roughnecks series, the bugs attack Buenos Aires directly in the Second Bug War.