Barry Goodman is a support character in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Barry is a thirty-five year old retired musician that moved to Japan and currently works as a trainer and scout for Fortuna Entertainment, for three years now. Before the events of the game he was a Mirage Master himself and Draug's partner, but during a battle with a particularly tough Mirage he sacrificed all he had and lost his Mirage, succumbing to a deep depression afterwards. Although he is no Mirage Master, he can assist the party with Backup Skills, and in Encore he can assist in Session Attacks.
During Chapter 3: The Next Generation, Barry was captured and under control of the corrupted Draug. He managed to break free of Draug temporarily thanks to Mamori's singing just before Itsuki separated Barry's Performa from corrupted Draug. After Draug is defeated by Itsuki and the others, Barry encourages Mamori to purify Draug with her newly awakened Performa and become his partner.
His birthday is February 20.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Barry is a comically excitable and intense person attracted to Japan's otaku culture. Because he is not originally from Japan, he occasionally makes outbursts in English. He is a fan of the anime Dia Witch Iroha, which in the game's universe is a show marketed toward girls. He has a noted appreciation for Mamori Minamoto.
In Game[edit | edit source]
|3D Heaven||Increases money earned from Session Bonuses.||Barry Side Story 1: Only You|
|One More Mastery||Increases the mastery of Carnage gained through battle.||Barry Side Story 2: Troublesome Duo|
|Ninja's Escape||Increases chances of escaping battles successfully.||Barry Side Story 3: Barry Forever|
|Force||Weapon-Cyclone||Area of Aspiration after completing Barry's Side Story 3|
|Duo Arts||The Tunnel Home||Deals heavy Axe damage to 1 foe, also restores HP and cures ailments for the whole Cast||Barry Side Story 3: Barry Forever||Mamori and Barry|
Ending[edit | edit source]
- Barry Goodman - Trainer/Fanboy
- Barry continued to work hard as a trainer, but he also wrote doujinshi and fan works on the side. The manga he drew soon become a cult classic and was picked up by a publisher for a serialization. His fans note that the heroine bears a striking resemblances to Mamori Minamoto.
- Barry Goodman - Mamori-maniac
- Although he was an independent contractor, Barry eventually went Fortuna-exclusive. In the many interviews of Fortuna's talent and stars, Barry's powerful personality and bombastic past would invariably come up in conversation. Barry can still be heard passionately roaring encouragement for his students... sometimes from a couple blocks away.
- Barry Goodman - Drill Sergeant
- As Fortuna grew in fame, more outside requests came demanding Barry's expert tutelage. He earned the trust of many artists, and became known as a charismatic and passionate trainer. His problem now is that his rewarding career is getting in the way of his anime and video games.
- Barry Goodman - Shredding Again
- After composing his song for Mamori, Barry returned to his music career. This news reached his former bandmates across the sea, and they try to convince him to reclaim his death metal crown. Barry opts instead to rebuild the renowned "TERADETH" into an incredible anime music group.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The name "Barry Goodman" appears to be a pun referencing the phrase "Very good man." "Barry" is a name that comes from the French word "barré," which means "barred" or "striped." "Goodman" is a conjugation of the phrase "good man," and is descended from the equivalent "godeman" in Middle English.
"Barry" could further be a pun on "Barrier", referencing his temporary relationship to Draug.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Barry's background as an American musician is a referential parody of former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman. After quitting the band in 1999, Friedman pursued a shift toward J-Pop, and eventually moved to Japan in 2003, where he now has permanent residence. He has since established himself as a J-Pop musician, and has made appearances in various other Japanese media over the years.
- Barry shares his Japanese voice actor, Yuichi Nakamura, with Ryoma.
- Barry's blood type is B and he stands at 190 cm, (6 feet, 3 inches).
- He is the tallest of the main characters.
- While it's never mentioned who his Mirage was in Encore, it could be hinted that it was either Barst or Vaike.
- Both Barst and Vaike share some aspects of their appearance with Barry. Barst has similar facial features, a similar hairstyle, Barry wearing a headband references a part of attire that many Fighters wear in the Fire Emblem series, and Barry strikes a similar pose to one of Barst's TCG art. On the other hand, Vaike and Barry have the same hair color, and Barry's mirage form outfit has a similar collar, chain, and shoulder pads as Vaike. Barry's weapon of choice are also axes in Encore, which further hints his previous mirage could've been either of the two.