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BARBARUS
Earth-92131

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-92131), human mutate

Occupation: Subversive

Group Membership: Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Brainchild, Lupo, Vertigo)

Affiliations: Mister Sinister, Nasty Boys (Gorgeous George, Hairball, Ruckus, Slab), Sauron (Karl Lykos), Sky Raiders
formerly Morph

Enemies: Fall People, Ka-Zar, Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Morph, X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean Grey, Professor X/Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan), Zabu

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Savage Land, Antartica

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "X Ternally Yours" (December 4, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Barbarus possesses four arms, and enhanced strength (up to 30 tons), durability, speed, and endurance.

Height: 6'2" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 235 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "X Ternally Yours" - BTS) - The man who would become Barbarus was one of several Savage Land natives assembled by Magneto who'd created his headquarters (the Citadel) amidst the tropical valley within Antarctica. Calling himself the Creator, Lehnsherr subjected the group of natives to experiments which greatly enhanced their physiology, creating Barbarus. Eventually Magneto chose to leave the Savage Land and his mutates while pursuing other ventures.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Till Death Do Us Part - Part I" - BTS) - Barbarus and the other mutates came to follow a new leader, Mister Sinister who planned to lure extraordinary mutants to the Savage Land to acquire genetic samples needed to create an army of super mutants. To do so, Sinister worked alongside his Nasty Boys, the Savage Land Mutates, Sauron and former X-Man Morph who was under his control. Sinister devised a plan to lure both Magneto and Charles Xavier of the X-Men to the Savage Land.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part I" (fb) - BTS) - When Mister Sinister activated a machine to deactivate all mutant-genes within the Savage Land he outfitted the mutates with a device to shield them from those effects.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "X Ternally Yours") - When Vertigo failed at capturing Magneto and Xavier, Barbarus and three Sky Riders set out and found them in the burning village of the Fall People. While Xavier dealt with one of the Sky Riders, Barbarus grabbed Magneto. But before Barbarus could crush his former master, Xavier pierced a beehive with a spear causing the bees to attack Barbarus and allowed the mutants to escape.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part I" - BTS) - Barbarus waited alongside Amphibius, Vertigo and Lupo near Xavier's plane.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part I") - When Xavier and Magneto had mounted a cliff to reach their plane to call for help, Barbarus and the others countered the two. Barbarus immediately grabbed Magneto after which Vertigo rendered the duo unconscious. They then set out to bring the mutants to their master, unaware they were being watched by Ka-Zar (looking for his wife Shanna) and his sabretooth Zabu who successfully lead a pack of triceratops to scare the mutates off after which they rescued Xavier and Magneto.

Later that night Barbarus and the others guarded the secret passage of the Citadel when Magneto, Xavier and Ka-Zar tried to sneak inside Magneto's former headquarters. But while Ka-Zar quickly escaped both Magneto and Xavier were captured after which Mister Sinister revealed his presence to the mutants. Barbarus and the others watched when Sauron successfully used his hypnotic abilities to turn him into Sinister's slave and send a distress call to the X-Men to lure them into a trap.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part II") - Barbarus joined the mutates and Nasty Boys "welcoming" the X-Men upon their arrival in the Savage Land. Unable to use their mutant abilities the X-Men were easy pickings as Barbarus took on Beast smashing him into the wreckage of a plane. Wolverine alone managed to escape imprisoned by falling off a cliff while the other X-Men were incarcerated in the Citadel. Barbarus was present when Sinister demonstrated his newly created devise which could imprint portions of the genetic code of any mutant into another, Sinister used the device on Magneto and Vertigo, increasing her powers in unpredictable ways. Just then Wolverine appeared who'd come to save his friends, Barbarus threw the X-Man into Sinister's machine after which Vertigo used her enhanced powers on him. However, with his last energy Wolverine managed to free Xavier and Morph who then quickly destroyed Sinister's machine which caused the X-Men to regain their mutant abilities. As a fierce battle erupted between the Mutates/Nasty Boys and the X-Men, Barbarus was knocked aside by Rogue. In the end it was the combined might of Cyclops and Morph (using an energy weapon) which shattered Sinister into pieces after which Jean Grey dispersed them to the corners of the Savage Land. With the threat dealt with Barbarus and the Mutates quickly fled.

Comments: Created by Len Wein and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Sauron would later return in Season 3's two-part story "Savage Land, Strange Heart" where the Sky Raiders were his to command. The Savage Land Mutates, however, were nowhere to be seen.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Barbarus has no known connections to


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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "X Ternally Yours" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "X Ternally Yours" (crushing Magneto)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part II" (fighting the X-Men)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "X Ternally Yours" (December 4, 1993) - Julaianne Klemm (writer), Bob Harras (story consultant), Eric Lewald (story editor), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (props), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Patricia Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Armando Carrillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboards), Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Cesar Magsombol, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Messina, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Larry Houston (producer)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part I" (February 12, 1994) - Len Wein (writer), Bob Harras (story consultant), Eric Lewald (story editor), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (props), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Patricia Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Armando Carrillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboards), Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Cesar Magsombol, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Messina, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Larry Houston (producer)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part II" (February 19, 1994) - Len Wein (writer), Bob Harras (story consultant), Eric Lewald (story editor), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (props), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Patricia Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Armando Carrillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboards), Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Cesar Magsombol, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Messina, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Larry Houston (producer)


First Posted: 03/07/2022
Last Updated: 03/07/2022

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