Early Life[edit | edit source]
A gifted programmer, Barbarossa was technical architect of the Titans' rise to power. Having hacked into the Empire's lax computer network, he implanted a complex artificial intelligence subsystem that made the network nodes want to participate in the imminent revolution.
Life as a Titan[edit | edit source]
After the revolution, Barbarossa became a highly regarded member of the Titans. Like the other surviving members of the group he transferred his brain into a preservation canister and abandoned his human body, becoming a cymek.
It was ultimately Barbarossa's genius that helped undo the Time of Titans. Eventually the modified computer network evolved into Omnius, and rose up against all humans. However, a safeguard in Barbarossa's original programming prevented Omnius from killing any of the Titans. Thus Barbarossa spent several thousand years in service of the Thinking Machines.
Death[edit | edit source]
Shortly before the start of the Butlerian Jihad, during a League invasion of Giedi Prime, Barbarossa captured Serena Butler and delivered her to Earth. Soon after however, he was killed by Heoma, a Sorceress of Rossak.