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"There is a huge black market for Dinosaurs now"
—Barry to Claire & Owen(src)

Barry Sembène is a colleague of Owen Grady who was once a Velociraptor trainer at Jurassic World.[1] He later joins French Intelligence in protecting dinosaurs following the 2018 Dinosaur Outbreak.[2]

Barry is portrayed by acclaimed French actor Omar Sy in the movies Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Dominion.

Story[]

Barry's origins aside from being from France are unknown. At some point he befriended and worked with Owen Grady, an American Navyman and left enough of an impression on Owen to later be recommended to work for the IBRIS Project at Jurassic World.

IBRIS Project[]

In 2013, Barry was living in France. After noticing that the pack dynamic of Velociraptor was more complex than he thought, his friend Owen Grady recommended Barry to Vic Hoskins to work with the raptors.[3]

Barry was later hired afterwards as the trainer and caretaker of the project's Velociraptor pack.[1]

Isla Nublar Incident (2015)[]

Barry took part in stopping the Indominus rex after she had escaped her enclosure and was rampaging throughout the island. At one point in the incident, he noticed that the raptors he and Owen trained were oddly communicating. Owen also notices and realizes that the Indominus rex was also partly made of Velociraptor DNA, giving her the ability to communicate and become the new Alpha. Once the raptors turned against the humans, Barry ran to a nearby log and was attacked by Blue and was nearly killed by her until he called out her name, which she reacted, and when Owen whistled for her and she turned to chase him instead, saving Barry's life. He would later evacuate to a hangar in Costa Rica with the rest of the evacuated tourists.[4]

After Isla Nublar[]

Following the destruction of Jurassic World, Barry opened a café with his cousin, but he only lasted three weeks before he couldn't look away from the danger that the world was in anymore. Barry subsequently became an agent for French Intelligence, working to protect the dinosaurs that had escaped during the 2018 Dinosaur Outbreak.[2]

Malta[]

Four years later, Barry was working deep undercover to take down a dinosaur black market in Malta. With Maisie Lockwood and Blue's daughter Beta having been kidnapped by Rainn Delacourt, Franklin Webb put Owen Grady and Claire Dearing in contact with Barry. Barry was happily reunited with his old friends and agreed to help them in their mission. However, it was discovered that Delacourt didn't have Maisie or Beta, leading to chaos when Soyona Santos released four Atrociraptors trained to act as attack dogs upon the agents. Barry ended up getting cornered, but he was rescued by Owen and the two men managed to trap one of the raptors using an old trick of theirs for dealing with the Velociraptors at Jurassic World. As Owen raced off to rejoin Claire, Barry arrested Santos.[2]

Appearance[]

Barry is a tall dark skinned man who is rather physically fit. His style of dress could be said to be more casual than how fellow Jurassic World employees dress with button up over shirts over white t-shirts, pale slacks, and loafers. Even seven years later while working with French Intelligence, Barry still dressed rather casually.

In 2015 Barry's head was bald and most likely shaven since, as of 2022, Barry had grown his hair out but was still rather short and had a line up.

Personality[]

Barry is bilingual, knowing both French and English.[4]

Barry was shown to be intelligent as well as having a high respect for the animals he worked with, much like Owen Grady. He did not underestimate nor ignore the fact that the Velociraptors were not truly tame or "under his control". This was likely why Owen requested Barry be brought on the IBRIS Project.

Equipment[]

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Barry reluctantly draws his sidearm on Blue.

Barry owned a Remington 870 fitted with a Crimson Trace Rail Master (CMR-201) laser sight, Mossberg ghost ring sights, and a Magpul MOE furniture and a 4" Smith and Wesson model 500 revolver as his sidearm. He is notably seen pulling it right before an encounter with Blue, the Velociraptor. The revolver is noted as such by its big bore and enormous cylinder. At times, the revolver is loaded with JHP rounds.

Relationships[]

Owen Grady[]

Barry and Owen Grady were good friends and colleagues even before working together with the raptors.[3] Owen was able to converse with Barry even when the latter spoke in French, despite the former never demonstrating the same ability.[4] The two men trusted each other and had a great respect for the Velociraptors and their work.

Vic Hoskins[]

Barry appears to tolerate Vic Hoskins and respect his position as head of park security (as well as the fact that he writes out his paycheck), but thought that his ideas of using raptors as weapons used in war as a foolishly stupid idea which he laughs off at initially. But once he starts seeing that Vic is actually turning his own plan into reality, Barry approaches the situation with caution.[4]

Blue[]

Blue is shown to viciously attack Barry as she corners him into a log. Barry draws his pistol in defense but couldn't muster up the courage to shoot Blue so instead, he calls out her name, which made her briefly stop and stare at Barry before continuing to claw the log until she gets distracted by Owen. This scene shows that Blue had some kind of relationship to Barry that almost mimics Owen, although it is clear that she doesn't respect him as much as Owen either.[4]

Delta[]

Barry is shown to understand Delta's behavior very well and tells Vic Hoskins that she gets hungry whenever she looks at him or he pets her. Barry and Delta may see each other in a similar way that Owen and Blue see each other.[4]

Claire Dearing[]

When Owen began a relationship with Claire, Barry got to know her more and they both became good friends. Although they do not meet or talk in Jurassic World, they hug each other when they meet again in Jurassic World: Dominion. This shows that they may have kept in touch before or after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Gallery[]

Jurassic World[]

Jurassic World: Dominion[]

Behind the scenes[]

Barry was portrayed in the 2015 film Jurassic World and the 2022 film Jurassic World Dominion by French actor Omar Sy. According to director Colin Trevorrow, Sy was cast as Barry due to Trevorrow being a fan of the actor and wanting to work with him. This is why Sy returns in the Trevorrow directed Dominion as opposed to the J. A. Bayona directed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Barry's first name was revealed in the LEGO Jurassic World toy line, while his last name was later revealed in the Jurassic World: Evolution video game. Neither names were ever actually spoken in the film, making him the first major character in the film franchise to have both their first and last names revealed by licensed merchandise. Oddly, Barry does not have his own character profile on the LEGO Jurassic World website despite appearing in the toy line.

When Leon is rescued by Owen, Barry says in French, "You should have let her eat him."[5]

Trivia[]

  • It is possible that Barry may have been inspired by the character Michael Wolfskin, one of the protagonists of the non-canon sequel video game Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues.
  • It is assumed that Barry either has military experience or was once in the military as he is friends with Owen (an American Navyman) and after Jurassic World joined the French Intelligence Service.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 IndieWire - Director of 'Jurassic World' Reveals Omar Sy's Role in the Film + Whether His Character Dies (March 6, 2015) Retrieved from http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/director-of-jurassic-world-reveals-omar-sys-role-in-the-film-whether-his-character-dies-20150306
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jurassic World: Dominion
  3. 3.0 3.1 HELP
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Jurassic World
  5. Twitter @colintrevorrow - @Neelis1983 You should have let her eat him. (February 12, 2016)

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