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Barley Lightfoot is the deuteragonist of the Disney/Pixar film Onward.
Barley is voiced by Chris Pratt, who also portrays Peter Quill / Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Owen Grady in the Jurassic World film series and voices Emmet Brickowski in the Lego Movie film series.
Barley is a big blue elf dressed like a punk with a blue beanie, green shorts, black shirt and denim vest, and black sneakers. In addition, he has hazel eyes and straight mullet hair. He widely favors his mother, having her plump physique, face, and nose.
Barley is rowdy, energetic, and cheerful. He loves magic and immerses himself in role-playing fantasy gameplay. He’s a free spirit who may be slightly more passionate about the past than the present—and he’ll fight to the death, so to speak, to preserve historical landmarks. But because he's so focused on the past, he struggles to find success in the present.
On Ian's sixteenth birthday, Barley and Ian receive a gift from their father Wilden who died of a severe illness shortly before Ian's birth: a magical staff, alongside a letter, a rare phoenix gem, and a guide to a "visitation spell" that can resurrect Wilden for a single day. Barley attempts to incant the spell to no avail, but Ian succeeds in doing so later that night. Due to Barley's interference, the spell is interrupted and only the lower half of Wilden's body is physically reformed. Resolving to fix their mistake, the brothers leave on a quest to acquire another phoenix gem in order to reattempt the spell.
Barley and Ian's first stop is the Manticore's Tavern, named for and run by a fearless adventurer who possesses a map to a phoenix gem. The tavern has become a mundane family restaurant and the Manticore Corey is its uptight manager. In an argument with the boys over the map, Corey realizes what she's become and drives the customers out, accidentally setting fire to the premises — and the map — in the process leaving the brothers with one clue on a kids' menu: Raven's Point.
Barley and Ian head to a mountainous area and follow the directions pointed by the beaks of the bird statues which lead to an underground river. For several minutes, riding in the river is smooth until they are met by dangers like arrows and flooding.
After surviving the troubles in the underground river, Barley and Ian reach the surface which, to their surprise, is their hometown. Thinking that the journey was a wild goose chase, Ian vents frustration at Barley before walking away with their father.
After their mother and Ian impaled the Curse Dragon twice, it explodes and is completely subdued. When the dust clears, Ian is trapped in rubble, but is able to see their father standing next to Barley yards away. Ian uses his magic to finally complete their father's body. After their father disappears into thin air, Ian is contented that they got to be with him in the journey.
- He is 19 years old.
- This is the first time Chris Pratt and Tom Holland worked together in a movie that wasn't part of the MCU.
- Throughout the movie, Barley wears a cast on his right arm until he no longer wears the cast by the end of the movie.