Barry

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Barry
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Full Name Barry
Species Pixl
First Appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)

“No way... You defeated Francis?!”
Barry, Super Paper Mario

Barry is an optional Pixl in the Wii game Super Paper Mario. His name is a real name, but used as a pun on his special ability: creating barriers. His ability to deflect and counter attacks is derived from the Superguard ability from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door; additionally, the player that uses Barry will spin in a similar fashion.

Mario and Peach first meet Barry after Francis kidnaps Tippi. He reveals three tips on how to reach Fort Francis. Later, after Tippi is rescued and the player goes through the level again, Barry joins the party because he has nothing else to do. He can surround the main character with a strong barrier that can do damage to their enemies and deflect enemy projectile attacks back at the enemy (though it appears for only a few seconds). Barry does not realize that Mario was the great hero until he comes back to see him after defeating Francis - a fact that makes Barry ashamed, according to his Tattle. He is the only Pixl who doesn't recognize Mario as the hero right from the start.

Catch Card[edit]

Barry's Catch Card.
  • Card Type: Rare
  • Card Description: This impenetrable Pixl repels enemy attacks. He waited in a bush for the hero to arrive.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バーリやー
Bāriyā
Pun on "barrier" (バリア, baria).
Spanish Barreiro Pun on barrera (barrier) with a Portuguese feel. In fact, he sometimes says Portuguese words and talks like a Brazilian.
French Picou Pun on pic (spike).
German Piekso Pun on pieksen (sting), pronounced /Piiks-oh/.
Italian Protezio Pun on protezione (protection) and the italian name Ezio.
Korean 지키미
Jikimi
Literally means "keeper".

Trivia[edit]

  • When Barry joins, he says "Like it or not." The same thing happens in Paper Mario when Lady Bow joins.
  • Barry can reflect projectiles back at foes, including rocks from Squigs and boomerangs from Boomerang Bros.
  • Barry's name may also be a reference to berries, because before he joins Mario's party, he lives in a bush.