Barricade was always a cruel, manipulative monster. Under the influence of Megatron, he has become a sophisticated liar and talented infiltrator. Despite his brutal nature, he has the ability to deceive others into trusting him just long enough to make the ultimate betrayal serve his purposes perfectly. He enjoys the utter destruction of faith so crippling to many beings that they never again believe in the honesty of another. On every world he has visited, he has learned the most effective way to crush the spirit of the local creatures, and left an impressive collection of annihilated dreams in his wake.