Barricade learned how to take care of himself while running with Cybertron's most vicious racing gangs, and he brings that same brutal edge to his position as leader of the Race Track Patrol. His troops know that the slightest mistake will result in a merciless dressing down in front of the others, and they strive to meet his exacting standards. His hard-nosed, abusive leadership style doesn't do much for morale, but he figures it's for their own good.
- French name (Canada): Muraille
- Serbian name: Barikejd
Dreamwave comics continuity
Originally named "Runner", Barricade was created as part of a cross-factional experiment in which new Micromasters were allowed to function as neutrals, and to choose their own affiliations. Barricade quickly saw the potential rewards of joining the Decepticons, and earmed the new moniker "Barricade" in recognition of his blockade-running tactics.
Barricade eventually became disillusioned by how the Micromasters were treated, and joined up with Decepticon Micromaster agitator Skystalker. Things kind of fell apart.
War For Cybertron Trilogy
Chapter 1: Siege
Megatron orders the Decepticons to search every sector until they find the Autobots. Skywarp interrupts Megatron to inform him of an unexpected arrival. Jetfire warns him to come no closer. When he continues, Starscream demands that he reveal himself. Barricade even fires a shot but misses. Megatron smacks him for firing without being instructed to. The bot under the hood reveals himself as Ultra Magnus. He’s come to surrender.
The Decepticons get into position after setting a trap for the Autobots. Barricade, Impactor, Spinister, and Skytread all check in. They attack as the Autobots take the bait. Barricade gets the upper hand on Chromia, using the dust and fog to his advantage. He holds her at gunpoint but Hound saves her.
Starscream is aware of Megatron’s plan to reformat the Autobots, which he is against. He fears it will dilute their race. Barricade warns him to tread cautiously. Starscream continues, even calling Megatron weak.
Megatron takes Ultra Magnus to Tarn-Hauser Gate. Megatron asks Jetfire if the Seekers are ready and then asks Barricade if the ground forces are ready. Ultra Magnus opens the door to reveal an empty room. Megatron realizes that he’s been deceived and points his blaster at Ultra, who he kills by shooting a whole in his chest.
Chapter 2: Earthrise
Barricade forces Shamble into a harvesting capsules. Megatron then orders Shockwave to drain their energy, explaining that this is their reality thanks to Optimus Prime. They drain the Allspark of bots.
Megatron arrives at the Spacebridge in the Nebulon system. He tells Barricade to hold his fire. If Prime has come to the Spacebridge, then it means he’s searching for the Allspark. Furthermore, they can’t risk destroying the Spacebridge, so the Decepticons plan to board the Nebulon system.
Starscream returns to the ship and orders Barricade to target the ship. He claims that Megatron is dead and that he’s taking charge. When Barricade refuses, Starscream decides to do it himself.
Starscream awakens to find a large rift where the Spacebridge once stood. Megatron confronts him for his treachery and orders Starscream off his bridge. Barricade then reveals that the Autobots’ Ark was drawn into the rift. So, Megatron then orders Barricade to take them into the rift as well.
- Race Track Patrol (Micromaster Patrol, 1990)
- Japanese ID number: D-341
- Barricade transforms into a blue and maroon Formula-1 race car. He was only available in a four-pack with Ground Hog, Motorhead, and Roller Force.
- In Japan, the "Race Track Patrol Team" were the only Micro Transformer set to be marketed as Decepticons. They were released as part of the Zone line to serve as minions of Metrotitan... though this seemingly didn't even net them an appearance in the Zone story pages.