- Before the Fall manga
Barden is an older man with brown hair combed back and a receding hairline. He wears a pair of spectacles and a uniform bearing the symbol of the Training Corps.
At the headquarters of the Training Corps within Wall Rose, Superintendent Barden summons Xavi Inocencio to his office at the request of Military Police Brigade Captain Gloria Bernhart. When Xavi arrives, he begins his explanation to Xavi of the reason for summoning him to his office, but he is interrupted by Captain Bernhart, who takes over the conversation. After Gloria prematurely accepts Xavi into the ranks of the Military Police, Barden makes Xavi's graduation official.