The Barbarian was born and raised in Brazil. His entire life changed when he was an adult. It started when The Barbarian killed a small number of people in Brazil. He then went on a rampage and killed people in other South American countries. The natives started to fear The Barbarian. As a result, he was nicknamed the Executioner of South America.
The Barbarian was eventually noticed by a sorcerer named Jaquio. He was recruited as a lieutenant of Jaquio's evil forces.
In 1989, The Barbarian was sent to kill the ninja Ryu Hayabusa who was on a mission to find two demon statues. He searched New York City until he found the ninja in a vacant bar. A fight began between them.
Despite the Barbarian's large size and massive bladed weapon, he was outmatched by Ryu's superior fighting skills. The Barbarian was defeated and died.