A socket soldier is readied for battle in Battle 33
|Type||Heavy infantry cyborg body|
It is suggested that anyone can be converted into a socket soldier, as their heads were mounted on large, lightbulb-like sockets. When not deployed, the heads hung in storage. An adrenalizer was injected into a port on the backs of the necks before the soldiers were literally screwed into armoured bodies. A helmet equipped with flashlights on each side of the head was then fitted. Appearing anxious and frightened at the prospect of combat, the adrenalizer and attachment to their cyborg bodies made the socket soldiers more aggressive and eager to fight. They were armed with M-16 assault rifles, grenades, and combat knives. To guard against mutiny, an explosive charge in the body could be remotely detonated, killing the soldier.
Colonel Bozzle deployed socket soldiers when he fought Alita at the Boiling Metal Battalion base, where she single-handedly wiped out a platoon of them led by Knucklehead. He later sabotaged them by replacing the adrenalizer with cleaning detergent before he kidnapped Alita to fight a duel against her. Yolg was turned into a socket soldier by Bozzle and sent to kill Alita and Figure Four, but turned on Bozzle, sustaining fatal injuries when his explosive charge was detonated. Socket soldiers were later present when the Heng was brought to bear on Tiphares, and appeared at the Barjack revival meeting at Farm 3 on August 15, ES 591.
- ↑ Barjack Rhapsody - The flyer is dated August 15 and a socket soldier can be seen among the Barjack at Farm 3.
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|Members:||Bozzle • B.B. Buick • Den • Dorotabo • Fury • Geriperi • Knucklehead • Koyomi K. • Yolg|
|Weapons:||30 mm chain gun • AK-47 • AR-15 • ARWEN 37 • Beretta M9 • Colt M1911 • Combat knife • Cyborg missile • Desert Eagle • Flamethrower • Grenade • HE bullet • Heng • HSA bullet • Kampfpistole Z • M16 • M134 Minigun • M2 Browning • M249 light machine gun • M4 • Molotov Cocktail • Mortar • MP5 • OA-93 • Remington 870 • Socket soldier • SPAS-12 • SPAS-15 • Zanshato|
|Vehicles:||Armoured car • Barjack tank • Dune buggy • Motorcycle|
|Related articles:|| Barjack City • Barjack Rhapsody • Barjack War • Barjack War Chronicle |
Boiling Metal Battalion (base) • Proximus MTG Mark II • Sōjutsu • Tower of Tiphares
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