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Barry
BarryCyborg
First appearance "Job Offer"
Voiced by Dave Willis
Information
Status Alive
Height 6'2" (1.88 m)
Weight 183 lbs (83 kg) (pre-cyborg)
Eyes Red (formerly Hazel)
Hair None (formerly Blond)
Aliases Other Barry
Darth Barry
Languages English (native)
French (fluent)
Russian (fluent)
Affiliations
Nationality American
Occupation Former ODIN agent
Rogue spy
Former Head of KGB
Personal Life
Family Tami Jo Stamps (birth mother)
Relationships Framboise (ex-fiancé; allegedly)
Katya Kazanova (ex-lover)
"So, ehm, comrade bionic Barry, can you solve my Kazanova problem?"
"Yeah, probably, if I knew and/or cared who and/or what that was. But since I don't and/or do not, I'm going to kill and/or murder Sterling Archer."
"What?! Нет![1] Archer may be my son!"
"Well, too bad, because you've sown the wind and now you shall reap... the Barry."
Nikolai Jakov and Barry Dylan[src]

Bartholomew Aloysius Dylan,[2] better known as Barry Dylan, is a former ODIN agent who was turned into a cyborg by the KGB, eventually becoming the head of the KGB. However, after he was trapped in space on the ISS Horizon, his position was usurped by Katya Kazanova. After having his skin burned off during a fight in a grain elevator, he approached the Figgis Agency to find his birth mother. His voice is provided by Dave Willis.

Barry Dylan is the main antagonist of the Archer franchise with uneasy yet straightforward sexual desires.

BiographyEdit

Before the SeriesEdit

While on a mission in Berlin, during which Sterling Archer burst into a room to kill two double agents, Barry ruined Archer's suit. As he clung to a cord to keep from falling off the balcony, Barry apologized to Archer, but the latter decided not to help him. Barry eventually fell on a car and broke his left leg which was fixed by two steel rods and 16 titanium screws.[3]

Season 1Edit

"Job Offer"Edit

"Go staple my heart back together!"
"Ton cœur? Tu n'as pas un cœur.[4]"
—Barry Dylan and Framboise[src]

Season 2Edit

"Blood Test"Edit

"A Going Concern"Edit

"White Nights"Edit

Despite his hatred for Archer, Barry agreed to a mission to rescue him from the KGB. After successfully freeing Archer from prison, their situation deteriorated, culminating in Archer allowing Barry to fall from a fire escape. Barry's previously injured leg is amputated by Russian doctors as a result.

"Double Trouble"Edit

"Barry Dylan, ODIN agent... a man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him into the world's first bionic man. Stronger, faster, smarter."
—Voiceover for Boris' explanation to Nikolai Jakov for turning Barry into a cyborg[src]

However, the KGB turns Barry into a cyborg to use as an assassin against Katya Kazanova, a KGB agent in love with Archer and who defected to ISIS. Instead, Barry goes rogue and attempts to kill Archer, an act that becomes his primary obsession. Katya sacrifices herself at their wedding to save Archer's life.

Season 3Edit

"Heart of Archness: Part I"Edit

"Does this make up for Framboise? It does, Other Barry. Yes, it does."
—Barry Dylan[src]

"Crossing Over"Edit

""You son of bitch! You actually think you can get away with this?!"
"Well, duh. I mean, why else would I do it?"
Nikolai Jakov and Barry Dylan[src]

Allowing Archer to suffer in emotional turmoil, Barry later usurps Nikolai Jakov, who is potentially Archer's father, as head of the KGB. He then kills Jakov in an explosion, which prevents a paternity test from ever being performed, further affecting Archer emotionally.

"Skin Game"Edit

After Katya is revived as a cyborg by Dr. Krieger, Barry returns to kill Archer and Katya at their second attempt at marriage, only for the fight between the two cyborgs devolve into a sexual encounter, ending Archer's engagement once again.

"Space Race: Part II"Edit

Season 4Edit

"Fugue and Riffs"Edit

"Viscous Coupling"Edit

Against Katya's wishes, Barry again attempts to kill Archer on a space station, resulting in Barry becoming stranded in space, during which time Katya takes over as head of the KGB. Upon returning to Earth, Barry resumes exacting his revenge through sabotaging ISIS professionally due to Katya's insistence that he let Archer live.

"Live and Let Dine"Edit

"Remind me never to piss you off."
"Remind yourself."
"...yes, dear."
—Barry Dylan and Katya Kazanova[src]

Season 6Edit

"Edie's Wedding"Edit

Once Katya breaks up with him, Barry again attempts to kill Archer, this time at the wedding of Pam's sister, Edie. During the battle, Barry is shot by explosive rounds that Archer made sure to obtain prior to fighting him. Pam and Archer manage to defeat Barry, whose human skin is burnt off in a grain elevator fire. Despite having a visible hole in his torso after being shot by the explosive rounds, the hole is not present the next time he appears.  While it's possible that he simply got it repaired, it doesn't explain how as it's supposed to be state of the art from Russia. With Katja being head of KGB, it's highly unlikely he got it repaired there. 

Season 7Edit

"Motherless Child"Edit

When Barry returns, initially covered in bandages to cover his metal endoskeleton, he is revealed to have been put up for adoption as a youth. The ISIS team having formed a private detective agency, Barry temporarily calls a truce in order to hire them to find his birth mother, albeit holding Archer's mother, Malory, as hostage to ensure compliance.

Season 8Edit

In Season 8, Archer: Dreamland, Barry takes on a dream persona called 'Dutch' Dylan who can be considered a main character due to appearing in every episode.  Barry remains a recurring character in the show overall, however.  Dutch is a murdering psychopath who works for mobster Len Trexler (Dreamland), is augmented by Krieger (Dreamland) and is a real pain in the ass / nemesis for Archer (Dreamland).

PersonalityEdit

Barry sometimes talks to himself and calls himself "Other Barry." Occasionally he refers to himself in the third person. In addition to conversing with himself, he has also been known to speak to, but not with, his gun.

Following his conversion into a cyborg, Barry seems to have developed a more focused obsession on getting revenge on Archer for twice dropping him off rooftops and once stealing his girlfriend, whom Archer later described as "the Pelé of anal."[3] Barry, though he appears to be a good guy, is considered an annoyance at times. Additionally, he has a darker side. After a fight with his alleged fiancé, Framboise, he told Lana he was planning to blow up her car (most likely with her in it).

Barry appeared to genuinely care for Katya Kazanova, Archer's onetime fiancé, who was resurrected as a cyborg by Dr. Krieger. However his inability to let go of his grudge against Archer caused problems in their relationship early on. After she took over the KGB, Barry found himself playing a subservient role to her, and was clearly driven further into his psychotic hatred of Archer when Katya eventually dumped him.

When he returns in Season 7's "Motherless Child," Barry shows a much softer side, asking (and later forcing) the crew to help him find his birth mother, since he was dropped off at an orphanage as a baby, believing that finding her might alleviate the emptiness and bitterness he feels. Though he is still unstable, he gets along better with the crew and leaves them on a warm note, genuinely thanking them and calling them his friends.

TriviaEdit

  • Barry bears a striking resemblance to Robert Shaw as the Russian assassin Donald "Red" Grant in the 1963 James Bond film From Russia with Love.
  • He is such a fan of his Desert Eagle Mark VII that in "A Going Concern" he is observed reading a magazine that focuses solely on this weapon.
  • Either due to continuity error, or the poor typing skills of the admin staff in the Archer Universe, Barry's last name is spelled either Dylan or Dylon. It is first presented on his business card as Dylan.
  • Cyborg Barry, the process he undergoes to become a cyborg, and his red track suit are a reference to The Six Million Dollar Man.
  • Barry's CPUs are powered by photovoltaics, meaning he is powered by solar energy.
  • Barry has twice called out "Aaar-cher... Come out and play-ee-ayyy!" to vocally taunt Archer into one-on-one combat. The taunt itself (including the rhythmic clinking of three beer bottles) is a direct imitation and homage to the taunt Luther uses towards Swan in the 1979 cult action film The Warriors. This was used in "Space Race: Part II" and "Edie's Wedding".
  • Barry's name, superhuman speed, red track suit, short blond hair, and sarcastic nature cause him to bear a superficial resemblance to DC Comics' Silver Age The Flash, Barry Allen.
  • Barry's real name, Bartholomew, is likely based on Bartholomew the Apostle, who was skinned alive at the time of his death. Both Barry and Bartholomew have no skin. Or just a coincidence.
  • Barry's worst nightmare is a recurring nightmare of himself and Santa being chased through the snow by Lurch from the Adam's Family. (Edie's Wedding)
  • The initials of his full name, Bartholomew Aloysious Dylan, are B.A.D.
  • As "Dutch" in Dreamland, he requires a dose of serum everyday, from which his only supply being Krieger, his original augmentor. [This is likely a reference to the DC Comics Silver Age supervillain Metallo.]

AppearancesEdit

Appearances for Barry Dylan

Gallery of ImagesEdit

There are 61 images of Barry Dylan on this Wiki, visit the Barry Dylan gallery to view all the images and screenshots.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Transliterates from Russian to "No!"
  2. Archer S07E04: "Motherless Child"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Archer S01E09: "Job Offer"
  4. Translates from French to "A heart? You don't have a heart."

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