17 Facts About Barret Wallace


Barret Wallace is a player character in Square Enix's role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII.

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Barret Wallace's name is based on the Japanese transliteration of the English word "bullet", and he was developed with the "Gunner" character class in mind.

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Barret Wallace's left upper arm is covered by a bowgun; this was later changed by replacing his right hand with a prosthetic gatling gun which he refers to as his "partner" in-game.

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Barret Wallace was originally planned to have a medallion around his neck, described as a gift from his deceased wife, but this was later changed to a set of dog tags.

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Barret Wallace was aided by the translators for the Japanese version who gave him the context of the scenes he had to record.

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Cornered, Dyne slipped off a cliff and Barret Wallace grabbed his hand, but Shinra soldiers opened fire, and destroyed Barret Wallace's and Dyne's right and left hands respectively, causing the latter to fall to his presumed death.

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Barret Wallace adopted Marlene as his own daughter, had an "adapter" graft to his arm to interface with prosthetic weapons to aid in his combat against Shinra, and founded AVALANCHE.

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Early drafts of Barret Wallace's background featured subtle differences, such as Marlene intended as Barret Wallace's biological daughter, and his wife executed in front of him by a then-undecided Shinra executive.

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Barret Wallace appears in Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, a 2005 mobile phone-based prequel to the events of Final Fantasy VII, which shows the events prior to Corel's destruction.

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Barret Wallace helps the game's protagonists, the Turks, defend the Mako reactor, believing it to be the town's future.

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Unaware of their involvement, Barret Wallace uses their ideals to form his own branch of the group.

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In 2005, Barret Wallace appeared in the CGI film Advent Children, which details the events two years after Sephiroth's defeat.

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Barret Wallace later appears in a small role in the 2006 video game Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, set one year after Advent Children, where he helps the protagonist Vincent Valentine prevent Omega WEAPON from destroying the planet.

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Novella entitled "Case of Barret Wallace" was released in 2007 exclusively for the "Limited Edition Collector's Set" DVD edition of Advent Children.

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Barret Wallace appears as a spirit and Mii costume in Super Smash Bros.

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RPGamers content manager Shawn Bruckner took the discussion further, arguing that claims of Barret Wallace's presentation being racist was oversimplification of the character's portrayal, and stated that while he was in some aspects a stereotype, in others, such as his compassion towards his daughter or guilt regarding his past actions, he was not.

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Barret Wallace added that Barret "shows us that a black man speaking in 'ebonics' is not something to fear, " and that his portrayal was not racist, but instead the opposite.

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