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BARBICAN

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutant (Neo)

Occupation: Warrior

Group Membership: Warclan (Anteus, Domina, Elysia, Jaeger, Junction, Kilmer, Rax, Salvo, Static, Tartarus, Tartarus)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: High Evolutionary (Herbert Wyndham), Mr. Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), X-Men (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Psylocke/Elizabeth Braddock, Cecilia Reyes, Rogue/Anna Marie, Thunderbird/Neal Shaara, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
   formerly Domina's stronghold, abandoned St. Michael's Church Complex, Brooklyn, New York;
   formerly unrevealed hidden city of the Neo, possibly South America or Alaska

First Appearance: X-Men II#100 (May, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Barbican had the ability to manipulate structures like buildings. In one display of his abilities he transformed the St. Michael's Church Complex into a stone monolith, removing apertures, doors and windows. He is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and uses advanced weaponry.

Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Black

History:
(X-Men II#100 (fb) - BTS) - Barbican and the Neo lived peacefully for years until the High Evolutionary, influenced by Mr. Sinister switched off the X-gene in all of Earth's mutants, resulting in many Neo's death.

(X-Men II#100 - BTS) - Barbican joined Domina and her Warclan in search of revenge against those responsible for their suffering and set her sights on the X-Men in the opening salvo of their war against humans and mutants.

(X-Men II#100) - Barbican and the Warclan had made their way to the St. Michael's Church Complex in Brooklyn where Rax shot the X-Man Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler, however, sensed Rax's crossbow a split second before impact and teleported away although severely injured. Barbican was present when Jaeger decided to go after the mutant and finish the kill while the group would stay behind and wait. However, not long after Jaeger was killed by Cecilia Reyes who tried to save Nightcrawler and inexplicably used what she thought to be a defensive shield to manifest spikes and kill the Neo.

(X-Men II#101 - BTS) - Barbican was presumably present when Jaeger's body was recovered and Domina decided to make the St. Michael's Church Complex their stronghold.

(X-Men II#102) - The Neo came under attack by the full force of the X-Men, coming to save Nightcrawler and Cecilia Reyes. In an attempt to trap the X-Men inside the Church Complex Domina ordered Barbican to seal the building. Although unseen, Barbican used his abilities to change the building almost like a sculptor, removing every aperture, be it door or window, changing the complex into a stone monolith. Domina's plan, however, didn't completely work as Psylocke and Reyes managed to maintain an opening until the X-Men could escape. Only Reyes decided to stay behind to go and find Detective Jones who'd been merged with criminal Rufus Delgado.

(Gambit III#22) - When Domina learned Rax had traveled to New Orleans to kill the X-Man Gambit she took Barbican and two other clanmembers with her to find him. Barbican and Domina arrived just in time when Rax had just defeated Gambit. Domina, however, reminded Rax that killing Gambit wouldn't make him clan leader after which the Unified Guild of New Orleans arrived to defend Gambit. Seeing the Unified Guild (Bella Donna, Mercy LeBeau, Emil Lapin, Zoe Ishihara, Questa and Gris Gris), Domina ordered Rax to spare Gambit's life because she respected the Guild for their attempts to bring back the Old Kingdom, a place once known to the Neo. Barbican and the others then took their leave.

(X-Men: Giant-Size#1 - BTS) - Because most Neo lost their powers after M-Day, no live Neo was born for over a year. When new mutants began surfacing, the Guardian Clan invaded Utopia to learn how mutants restarted their race, but the enigmatic Evolutionaries apparently disintegrated them and all other Neo worldwide to protect mutantkind.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks).

It's been unrevealed if Barbican was amongst those recruited by Magneto to join his army on Genosha to consequently be murdered when Cassandra Nova's Wild Sentinels decimated the population.

The Neo received a profile in the X-Men - Earth's Mutant Heroes (2011). The Neo were a society of Homo sapiens superior, an evolutionary offshoot of humanity born with the mutant X-gene, which gave them superhuman abilities. The Neo lived in seclusion for many generations and believed they were superior to humans and other mutants.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Barbican has no known connections to


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X-Men II#100, p5, pan1 (main image)
Gambit III#22, p19, pan4 (in New Orleans)


Appearances:
X-Men II#100 (May, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
X-Men II#102 (July, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Gambit III#22 (November, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Yanick Paquette (pencils), Sean Parsons (inks), Mike Marts, Mike Raicht (editors)


First Posted: 04/17/2019
Last Updated: 04/17/2019

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