Barbara (バーバラ, Bābara?) is a character of The Promised Neverland series. She is an ally and underling of Norman's.

History

Barbara and Cislo's childhood.

Along with her close friend, Cislo, Barbara formerly resided in Goodwill Ridge, one of the four premium farms. Barbara is shown to have had a blessed and happy childhood coupled with the love she received from her Mama and the other foster children. All of these changed drastically as Barbara and Cislo were soon shipped out of Goodwill Ridge after reaching the age of 12 to become part of Lambda 7214's malicious experiments. Being tested on with numerous experimental procedures, such as drugging, Barbara eventually inherited superhuman strength,[3] though her psyche was damaged heavily.

After being held in Lambda 7214 for around four years, Norman, under the alias of William Minerva, rescued Barbara and the other victims who were experimented on in the plantation, as the latter was burned to the ground[citation needed] during a purge orchestrated by Peter Ratri. Finally freed from the torturous and hellish plantation, Barbara was eternally grateful for Norman's help and has now been addressing him as "Boss" as she serves as his underling in the Paradise Hideout, a place which she now resides in.

Appearance

Barbara is a girl of medium height and light skin. Her brown hair features a very long pink lock and is tied in a ponytail on the left side of her head. She is often seen wearing a black tank top with a yellow star print, a red jacket that ends just above the hips, denim shorts and dark gray boots.

Barbara's full appearance.

Personality

Barbara is normally a rather impulsive girl with rough and aggressive ways of doing things and she is also outspoken. However, her psyche was severely damaged due to the experiments done on her at Lambda, which had a strong psychological impact. That is why she is somewhat angry when it comes to demons, but she rejoices when it comes to torturing them and eating their flesh, given her desire for revenge. Barbara also has a more tolerant side, which she usually shows in Norman's presence given her gratitude to him for saving her from Lambda.

Plot

Cuvitidala Arc

Barbara and her team followed their leader as they entered one of the factory farm's room.

On October 2047, Barbara walked along the corridor of a factory farm after she and her teammates exterminated the farm demons within, Barbara and her team soon entered the room where the cattle children were stored, she expressed her distaste towards the smell of the room. She later watched in disgust as her leader freed and hugged one of the cattle children. As Barbara and her team were unable to rescue the cattle children, they stepped out of the farm as they lit a fire to burn the entire factory farm to ashes. Sometime later, Barbara and her team watched the children from a balcony as Norman said how he will build them a "paradise".[4]

Barbara and Cislo confronted Emma and Ray.

When Emma and Ray entered Norman's office, they were instead greeted by Barbara, Cislo and Vincent. Barbara, being unfamiliar with the two, asked Vincent who they are. When she heard how Emma and Ray are one of the Grace Field escapees, she soon switched to a more friendly demeanor as she asked the two whether they want to taste the meat she was eating. Emma and Ray denied her offer, and revealed how they wished to look for their friend Norman. Barbara replied how the latter has gone to run an errand, as she and Cislo confronted Emma and Ray, interested to know more about them.[5]

Barbara and Cislo started to intimidate Emma and Ray (albeit in a comical manner), as they introduced themselves to the two. Since the two pairs are both escapees, Barbara and Cislo claimed how they are more superior and stronger than they are, since they had destroyed farms before. Ray purposely praised the two as Barbara and Cislo were soon flattered by his comments. Barbara and Cislo then proceeded to ask Emma and Ray to share with them more about their boss and their apparent idol, Norman.

Human World Arc

Briefly seen in Chapter 181, Barbara can be seen with her hair tied back in a sports uniform. Although not confirmed, it would appear she became a star boxer. We can see this through her uniform, the presumable boxing gloves on her hands, and the camera flashes in the background.

Weapons and Abilities

Morning Star

Barbara's primary choice of weapon is a Morning Star, a Medieval, club-like weapon which is decorated with spikes.[4]

Strength

It is shown that Barbara is capable of nearly breaking a table out of anger. It is also hinted at or suggested that she almost destroyed other things in the hideout. [6]

Relationships

Norman

Just like Vincent, Ciclo, and Zazie, she love the boss very much and would follow the bosses every order.

Emma and Ray

At first when Barbara met Emma and Ray she didn't like them as she saw them as "Demon Sympathizers", she says that "All demons are the same." It becomes evident later though the Barbara comes to tolerate the pair as she works along side them to take down Gracefield, and later helps to find Emma

Cislo

Barbara and Cislo are close with each other as per they both are part of the Lambda Squad and came from the same plant at Goodwill Ridge. Barbara and Cislo both hate the demons with a burning passion and want to destroy them. They have a deep sympathy for each other and Cislo tends to keep Barbara from getting too upset.

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Trivia

  • "Barbara" means "strange" or "foreign" in Greek, which matches the character since she and Cislo were curious when they first met Emma and Ray, who were foreign to them at first.
    • The same root word for Barbara is also where we get the term, "Barbarian", fitting with her mannerisms, destructive temper and her weapon of choice.

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