The early life and origin of the villain known as Barrage remains unclear.
Barrage and the other Dark Riders switched allegiances to Stryfe when the Chaos-Bringer defeated Apocalypse in battle. They defended Stryfe's moon base from the X-Men and mortally wounded the unfit Apocalypse in combat.
Search for the Twelve
With Stryfe's death, Barrage and the Dark Riders traveled the world challenging mutants to prove they were strong, and searching for the fabled Twelve. The Riders apparently killed Mesmero and their own member, Psynapse, when he showed weakness. They were surprised to actually find a survivor in Cyclops.
Back to Stryfe
The Dark Riders, including Barrage, embarked in a journey to kill mutant healers after a Terrigen Mist cloud was spread throughout the world, endangering mutantkind, believing the event to be a test of strength, so only the stronger should have survived.
Powers and Abilities
Barrage had the power to transform his forearms into organic weapons capable of collecting ambient energy and firing it in powerful explosive blasts.