Further notes


Barry's outfit in Resident Evil is a white S.T.A.R.S. T-shirt, gray pants, and a red vest over the T-shirt.

In Resident Evil 3, Barry is wearing a brown bomber vest, supposedly gray pants, a white T-shirt, and a black ball cap.

In Resident Evil Revelations 2, Barry's appearance is similar as in Resident Evil 3, but has a mustache and a fully beard and has slight wrinkles on his forehead.

As the combat advisor for the BSAA where he rescues Claire in the ocean and takes her to the hospital and in the end of Revelations 2, Barry wears a brown bomber jacket with a white button shirt underneath, gray pants and black shoes.

In his six months appearance, Barry now wears a dark red jacket with a brown belt holsters where he keeps his extra guns on front, he has a pocket on his left shoulder and a black combat belt where he tucks on his jacket, khaki camouflage pants with a gun holster on his right thigh, a single brown kneepad on his right knee and brown and gray combat boots. He also has a brown backpack on his back.


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Barry with his magnum (which he refers to as "The buddy system")

Barry made his first appearance in the original Resident Evil as one of the few surviving members of S.T.A.R.S. in the game. He would appear in various portions of Jill Valentine's scenario in order to lend a hand whenever the scene called for Barry's raw strength. Depending on the choices made by the player, one could finish the game with or without saving Barry at the end.

It's worth noting that Barry never appears in Chris' scenario after the opening intro and his disappearance is never solved in that scenario. Likewise, Rebecca (a supporting character in Chris' scenario) never appears in Jill's game, either. Despite the discrepancies between both scenarios, both Rebecca and Barry escaped alive.

Barry is also famous for his awkward-sounding lines in the first game. Resident Evil notoriously suffered from a terrible and often laughable translation and much of the dialogue was reminiscent of engrish. Out of all the characters, however, Barry seems to be an enigma at the same time, the funniest character. Some of his lines included "What?! What is this?!" at the sight of a giant puddle of blood, or his infamous "The master of unlocking" line when referring to Jill's ability to use a lockpick well.[1] By far, his most famous bad line is the legendary "You were almost a Jill Sandwich!" line. This is said to Jill after she is rescued from a collapsing room and has been lampooned countless times, for example, in the Capcom-made zombie action game Dead Rising, one of the locations in the mall's food court is "Jill's Sandwiches". Barry's dialogue is considerably improved in the REmake, "What is this?!" and "Master of unlocking", as well as many other awkward sounding bits of dialogue, are completely cut from the remake and replaced by more natural-sounding speech, although a variation of the "Jill sandwich" line and a scene involving Barry "examining" blood remains. However, the "Master of Unlocking" line is occasionally referenced throughout the series, with the most notable being the "Masters of Removing" achievement or trophy available in Resident Evil 5.

Barry is also an extra figurine in the updated Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition, along with Rebecca Chambers, as they appear under extra figurines. His voice phrase is: "I have THIS!", referring to his magnum, the same phrase he used when speaking with Jill in the first game.

Barry is a playable character in Resident Evil 5's "Mercenaries Reunion" that comes with either the DLC or the new edition of Resident Evil 5, unlikely though it is possible that this could be related to the fact that Barry was supposed to have a major role and appearance in Resident Evil 5 as seen in the beta storyboard, Barry was also presumed to be a part of the BSAA.

Barry is a playable character in Resident Evil Revelations 2, this is the first time that Barry is a protagonist in a canon game in the series (he was previously a protagonist in the non-canon game Resident Evil Gaiden), it is also officially stated that Barry is an advisor for the BSAA.


  1. Resident Evil: "Jill, here's a lockpick. It might come in handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you."
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