- "I'm trying to kill some bugs, sir!"
- —Watkins to Rico
Sugar Watkins served in the Roughnecks at the beginning of the Bug War. Seeing heavy combat in the Outer Rings and on Zegema Beach, where he sustained a wound across his chest, that later left a large scar. Sugar soon returned to active duty and deployed to Klendathu for the upcoming battle. During that battle, the Roughnecks survived with minimum casualties and were said to have killed more bugs than the other units combined in that battle. After the battle the Roughnecks are ordered to raid Tango Urilla where Sugar shows his absolute hatred of Arachnids when he empties a magazine into a dying Warrior bug.
Watkins survived the assault on Whiskey Outpost and became Rico's third-in-command when he took over the Roughnecks. He then accompanied Rico and Ace Levy into "Bug City" to rescue Fleet Lieutenant Carmen Ibanez. After being critically wounded, Watkins took Rico's nuke and held off the bugs long enough for the other three to escape its blast.
- Watkins sacrificed himself, killing 113 Warrior Bugs in a kamikaze attack in the film Starship Troopers.
- Starship Troopers (1997 film)