The Soldier is a major character that can be found in the transition between Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, just beyond the Bunker Entrance. He lies at the end of a collapsed tunnel, beneath a flickering light, entangled in roots.

He has limited interactions with the player. He will ramble on about a Shovel (such discussions continue in the Bloody Journal[unconfirmed] found nearby, which is likely written by him). However, the player cannot give a shovel of his own to the Soldier because there is no 'show item' option. He offers no accomplish-able quests, rather, he can only gossip with the player for a short time.

Events of the Game (Final Release) Edit

The Doctor, or the player, depending on your choices, will find the Soldier embedded in roots. The Soldier will wake up from a deep sleep and ask the Protagonist who he is, all the while trying to get off the ground. He will state how he and his family just wanted to go home, and will also question the Protagonist on whether or not he is a member of the Outsiders. He will eventually stick his fingers into a hole in his head, caused by a bullet wound. He will pull the bullet out and start to die, commenting on how this is what put him in a deep sleep. He finally is able to rest for good.

Trivia Edit

  • He is in fact not a Soldier, with this unofficial name being a leftover from Alpha 8. In those versions, he was the only soldier that was found alive in-game. If some of his ramblings were to be believed, he was a part of the group that entered the Darkwood zone with the Protagonist. His storyline has since been changed, however, and now he is merely a man that was trying to pass through the tunnel. Game files still refer to him as Soldier.
  • It is implied that he was shot by the Outsiders for using their tunnel.
  • It seems that he was only able to survive by being absorbed by the roots.