Real name: Geoffrey Barron
First appearance: Outsiders #1 vol. 2, November 1993
Hair color: white
Eye color: ?
An inventor and businessman, Geoffrey Barron came to Markovia to
sell his battle armor, the Technocrat 2000, the latest in personal
defense gear developments. Barron was accompanied by his bodyguard
During their stay in Markovia, the Outsiders were framed for the
murder of Markovia's Queen Ilona. Barron and Wylde were forced to
flee into the woods alongside with the Outsiders. While in the woods
the pair were attacked by a wild bear. The bear mortally wounded
Wylde, and in order to save Wylde's life, Faust, who arrived on the
scene to help them, fused both Wylde and the bear into a huge
amalgam, a werebear.
Geoffrey Barron wound up having to put on the Technocrat 2000 suit
in order to defend himself. Barron and the newly mutated Wylde
joined the Outsiders in their attempt to clear their names. Geoffrey
offered the team his home in Switzerland as a safe haven.
Unbeknownst to Geoffrey, his ex-wife Marissa had paid the assassin
known as Sanction to assassinate him. It turns out Sanction is known
to Wylde and Barron as Ryer, an associate of the CIA. As Barron
understands it, Ryer was punished by the CIA for blatantly
advertising a drug-dealing side venture. Ryer himself believes that
Barron abandoned him in Angola. Sanction's first defeat comes when
Katana disrupts his systems with her sword.
At one point, Technocrat assists in defending the alien planet
Nekrome from the supernatural threat of Eclipso. This ends with his
armor being upgraded with alien technology.
The Outsiders barely made it back to Gotham City before clearing
their names. Shortly after their homecoming, Sanction the assassin
kills both Marissa Barron and Halo. The trauma of this death forced
the Aurakle inside of Halo to jump into Marissa's body. After this,
Geoffrey found it difficult to separate his feelings for his wife
from Halo's physical body. Barron began to fall in love with the
Aurakle, but Halo had her own designs on their teammate, Faust.
When the Outsiders split into two teams for a time, Technocrat
joined the team with Geo-Force and Katana so as to distance himself
from Halo. At one point Geo-Force tried unsuccessfully to arrange a
date between Geoffrey and Katana. The two halves of the team
eventually rejoined and Technocrat remained with them through the
end of their recorded adventures. Technocrat loses Wylde to the
plans of Felix Faust. Technocrat was last seen in attendance at
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