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[[File:24.jpg|thumb|Barnabas as a human.]][[File:2.jpg|thumb|Barnabas Collins, his appearance modified by his curse.]]<span style="color:rgb(255,255,255);">[[File:--Barnabas_Collins_(2012)--.jpg|thumb|[http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Barnabas_Collins_(2012) Barnabas Collins] in the movie]]As portrayed by actor </span>[http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Johnny_Depp Johnny Depp]<span style="color:rgb(255,255,255);"> in </span>[http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Tim_Burton Tim Burton]<span style="color:rgb(255,255,255);">'s </span>[http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Shadows_(2012) 2012 film adaptation]<span style="color:rgb(255,255,255);"> of </span>''[http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Shadows_(1966) Dark Shadows]''<span style="color:rgb(255,255,255);">, </span>'''Barnabas Collins''' was cursed as a [[vampire]] in the year 1776, but is later responsible for the restoration of the [[Collins]] name and reputation in 1972 and is a key participant in the destruction of the family's longtime nemesis, the beautiful but spiteful [[witch]] [[Angelique Bouchard (2012)|Angelique Bouchard]].
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|Portrayed by = [[Johnny Depp]]<br>
 
[[Justin Tracy]]
 
|Appearance = [[Dark Shadows (2012)]]
 
|Name = Barnabas Collins
 
|Origin = Liverpool, England, UK
 
|Profession =
 
|Supernatural abilities = <small>(As a vampire)</small>
 
<li>Hypnosis & Mind Control<li>Superhuman Speed<li>Superhuman Strength<li>Flight<li>Accelerated Healing
 
||Species = <li>Human<li>[[Vampire]]||Family = [[Joshua Collins (2012)|Joshua Collins]] (father, deceased)<br/>[[Naomi Collins (2012)|Naomi Collins]] (mother, deceased)<br/>[[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (2012)|Elizabeth Collins Stoddard]] (descendant)<br/>[[Roger Collins (2012)|Roger Collins]] (descendant)<br/>[[Carolyn Stoddard (2012)|Carolyn Stoddard]] (descendant)<br/>[[David Collins (2012)|David Collins]] (descendant)}}'''Barnabas Collins''' was once the respected heir of the Collins fishery empire, but has been cursed to be a vampire by [[Angelique Bouchard (2012)|Angelique Bouchard]], a young woman -and witch- whom he had spurned.
 
   
As a child, he is portrayed by '''Justin Tracy''' and by [[Johnny Depp|'''Johnny Depp''']] as an adult.
 
   
== 18th Century ==
 
   
Barnabas was born in 1747 to [[Joshua Collins (2012)|Joshua]] and [[Naomi Collins (2012)|Naomi Collins]]. As a child, Barnabas moved with his family from Liverpool, England to the east coast of North America where they established the fishing village of [[Collinsport]] and enlisted the finest available artisans to build their enormous mansion, [[Collinwood (2012)|Collinwood]], on their new estate on a hillside overlooking the town.
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==Eighteenth Century==
   
As a young man, Barnabas entered a relationship with a servant named [[Angelique Bouchard (2012)|Angelique]] but at some point realized that he did not return her affections. He rejected her and instead fell in love with a woman closer to his own social standing named [[Josette DuPres (2012)|Josette DuPres]]. Unfortunately for him, Angelique refused to let him go. Skilled in the arts of witchcraft, Angelique used her dark abilities to kill everyone Barnabas loved: first his mother and father, and then Josette.
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Barnabas was born in 1743. In 1760, Barnabas traveled as a young boy with his parents, Joshua and Naomi, from Liverpool, England to the east coast of North America, where they established the fishing village of [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Collinsport Collinsport] and enlisted the finest available artisans to build the enormous family mansion, [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Collinwood_(2012) Collinwood], on their new estate on a hillside overlooking the town.
   
Consumed with jealous rage, Angelique put Josette under a trance and compelled her to jump off of [[Widows' Hill (2012)|Widows' Hill]] to her death. Josette manages to resist just long enough to plead with Barnabas to help her before she's forced to step off the precipice and slam onto the wave-beaten rocks below. Overwhelmed with grief, Barnabas threw himself after her in the hopes of joining his beloved in death, but survived the fall. Under Angelique's gloating gaze, Barnabas transformed into a monstrous vampire, to his anguish.
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After growing to manhood, Barnabas engaged in a flirtatious and sexual affair with family servant [[Angelique_Bouchard (2012)|Angelique]], and the girl soon fell in love with Barnabas. Although she pleaded with Barnabas to return her affections, Angelique faced only rejection. When Barnabas' parents were killed by Angelique's witchcraft, Barnabas became obsessed with the dark arts, hoping to discover the cause of their deaths.
   
[[File:Johnny-depp-as-barnabas-collins-in-dark-shadowsCA8TIQ3P.jpg|thumb]]Cursed to exist only in darkness and live only by taking life from others, Barnabas struggled to keep the family business afloat. Ultimately he was unable to protect himself from Angelique, who in her quest for revenge effortlessly turned the town against him, even leading an angry mob to bury Barnabas alive inside a chained coffin, where he would helplessly languish and thirst for the next 196 years.
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Barnabas met and fell in love with [[Josette DuPres (2012)|Josette DuPres]], sending Angelique's jealousy into a rage. Using magic, Angelique forced Josette to walk to the cliff at [[Widows' Hill (2012)|Widows' Hill]] and fall from its summit.
   
== 20th Century ==
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Barnabas, consumed with grief, leapt after her, hoping to end his life on the rocks below the cliff, but found that he survived his fall. While Angelique watched gloatingly from above, Barnabas' body transformed and he became a vampire.
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[[File:Johnny-depp-as-barnabas-collins-in-dark-shadowsCA8TIQ3P.jpg|thumb]]Cursed to exist only in the darkness, Barnabas struggled to keep the family business afloat, but was unable to protect himself from Angelique, who - although it was she who was responsible for his monstrous condition - turned the town against him and led them in a torch-bearing crusade that resulted in their burying him in the woods inside a chained coffin, where he would helplessly languish and thirst for the next 196 years.
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==Twentieth Century==
   
 
Nearly two centuries later, in (probably October) 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed by construction workers building a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s McDonald's] restaurant off Highway 9 near [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Collinsport Collinsport]. The crew uncovers the coffin with an earthmover and, curious what might be inside and not suspecting the cost of that curiosity, they eagerly use bolt cutters to unfasten the coffin's chains. Still vampirically "alive" and youthful due to Angelique's curse, but thirsting beyond his control, Barnabas attacks and rapidly drains the terrified workers of their blood, killing them all.
 
Nearly two centuries later, in (probably October) 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed by construction workers building a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s McDonald's] restaurant off Highway 9 near [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Collinsport Collinsport]. The crew uncovers the coffin with an earthmover and, curious what might be inside and not suspecting the cost of that curiosity, they eagerly use bolt cutters to unfasten the coffin's chains. Still vampirically "alive" and youthful due to Angelique's curse, but thirsting beyond his control, Barnabas attacks and rapidly drains the terrified workers of their blood, killing them all.
   
 
[[File:DSH-01266rG.jpg|thumb|282px]]Unfamiliar with scientific and technical developments since his imprisonment in 1776, Barnabas believes at first that he has been released into hell to be punished for his vampiric crimes and dabbling in black magic. He later recounts to the modern Collins family that his escape was due to an enormous "yellow dragon," the equipment that had unearthed him at the construction site; and he confuses the illuminated giant M forming McDonald's "golden arches" with a symbol of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mephistopheles Mephistopheles]. Barnabas also mistakes the headlights of an oncoming car for the eyes of the devil.
 
[[File:DSH-01266rG.jpg|thumb|282px]]Unfamiliar with scientific and technical developments since his imprisonment in 1776, Barnabas believes at first that he has been released into hell to be punished for his vampiric crimes and dabbling in black magic. He later recounts to the modern Collins family that his escape was due to an enormous "yellow dragon," the equipment that had unearthed him at the construction site; and he confuses the illuminated giant M forming McDonald's "golden arches" with a symbol of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mephistopheles Mephistopheles]. Barnabas also mistakes the headlights of an oncoming car for the eyes of the devil.
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C[[File:522637_10150739135390479_652175478_11723860_1723841153_n.jpg|thumb|268px]]overed in blood from his fatal attacks on the construction crew, Barnabas follows the roadway ("curious terrain," he says as he hesitantly steps upon asphalt for the first time) and wanders through the night-illuminated town, mystified by the modern world of 1972, with its pizza parlors, record shops, liberated young women, and phone booths. Eventually making his way to the [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Collinwood_(2012) Collinwood] estate, Barnabas is stunned and disappointed to find the once glorious property, built by the finest craftsmen of his parents' era, now in a state of decrepitude that is obvious even in the darkness of night.
 
C[[File:522637_10150739135390479_652175478_11723860_1723841153_n.jpg|thumb|268px]]overed in blood from his fatal attacks on the construction crew, Barnabas follows the roadway ("curious terrain," he says as he hesitantly steps upon asphalt for the first time) and wanders through the night-illuminated town, mystified by the modern world of 1972, with its pizza parlors, record shops, liberated young women, and phone booths. Eventually making his way to the [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Collinwood_(2012) Collinwood] estate, Barnabas is stunned and disappointed to find the once glorious property, built by the finest craftsmen of his parents' era, now in a state of decrepitude that is obvious even in the darkness of night.
   
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Angelique makes a final supernatural assault upon the Collinses. The family fights back but is on the verge of losing, when the supernaturally empowered spirit of [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Laura_Collins_(2012)?action=edit&redlink=1 Laura Collins] shows up to defend her young son David from Angelique's wrath. Laura blasts Angelique fatally. Before she dies, the witch digs her crumbling heart out of her chest and offers it one last time to Barnabas as he crouches beside her.
 
Angelique makes a final supernatural assault upon the Collinses. The family fights back but is on the verge of losing, when the supernaturally empowered spirit of [http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Laura_Collins_(2012)?action=edit&redlink=1 Laura Collins] shows up to defend her young son David from Angelique's wrath. Laura blasts Angelique fatally. Before she dies, the witch digs her crumbling heart out of her chest and offers it one last time to Barnabas as he crouches beside her.
   
[[File:Dark-shadows-fall.jpg|thumb|308px]]Barnabas then rushes to [[Widows' Hill (2012)|Widows' Hill]] to try to prevent Victoria from leaping off the cliff under the compulsion of a final spell Angelique had cast before dying. Though Barnabas does reach her in time, Victoria, who has realized Barnabas is a vampire, insists there is only one way they can be together: if she were to become an immortal vampire as well. Wanting to spare her the vampiric suffering he has endured, Barnabas refuses. In despair, she leaps from the cliff, but Barnabas lunges after her and, knowing the alternative is to lose her forever, he plunges his fangs into her throat as they plummet into the Atlantic-beaten crags below. After a moment, Vicky revives, now physically changed into a vampire, and gently corrects Barnabas when he says her name, telling him the name "Josette," presumably suggesting that the spirit of Josette has merged into the body of Vicky in a sort of reincarnation. She and Barnabas embrace amid the crashing waves in the last image of them in the film.
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[[File:Dark-shadows-fall.jpg|thumb|308px]]Barnabas then rushes to [[Widows' Hill (2012)|Widows' Hill]] to try to prevent Victoria from leaping off the cliff under the compulsion of a final spell Angelique had cast before dying. Though Barnabas does reach her in time, Victoria, who has realized Barnabas is a vampire, insists there is only one way they can be together, meaning for him to make her an immortal vampire like himself. Wanting to spare her the vampiric suffering he has endured, he refuses. In despair, she leaps from the cliff, but Barnabas lunges after her and, knowing the alternative is to lose her forever, he plunges his fangs into her throat as they plummet into the Atlantic-beaten crags below. After a moment, Vicky revives, now physically changed into a vampire, and gently corrects Barnabas when he says her name, telling him the name "Josette," presumably suggesting that the spirit of Josette has merged into the body of Vicky in a sort of reincarnation. She and Barnabas embrace amid the crashing waves in the last image of them in the film.
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