|“||Free me! You must set me free! I'm begging you, on your humanity, don't do this!||”|
After Kratos finds the crank handle in the Challenge of Poseidon, he uses it to lower the cage imprisoning him. The soldier begs Kratos to free him so they can return to Athens, but Kratos says he must be sacrificed to appease Poseidon. The soldier pleads for Kratos to stop as he pushes him into the Chamber of Sacrifice, but his pleas fall on deaf ears. Kratos gains passage to the Chamber of Poseidon after the sacrifice is complete.
- In the God of War Collection, this sacrifice earns you the "Totally Baked!" trophy.
- The sacrificed soldier in the US version of God of War was replaced with an Undead Legionnaire for the PAL and Japanese release, exhibiting anger instead of desperation.
- The PAL and Japanese PlayStation 2 versions shows a slight difference when compared to the original PlayStation 2 version and the remastered PlayStation 3 Collection. Kratos shows a slightly sadistic smirk upon his face when he finally realized the purpose of his caged victim. This is probably due to the victim being a monster in these versions rather than a human soldier.
- With the release of the God of War Collection, no changes were made to this censorship. Since the US version of the God of War Collection is region-free however, the sacrificed soldier also became available for PAL regions through import, though the change is not made in the Japanese version.
- He is voiced by Rob Paulsen, who also voiced Bobble, a character in the TinkerBell film series.
- Kratos sacrifices a man with fire in each main series game. He sacrifices the Sacrificed Soldier in the first game, sacrifices Prometheus by burning him in the Fires of Olympus in God of War II, and he burns Peirithous to death using a Cerberus Mongrel in God of War III.