|“||Welcome to the Character Graveyard. This is where all of God of War's rejected characters go to die.||”|
When God of War is beaten in any difficulty, the Character Graveyard is unlocked in the Treasures menu. It shows some models for various characters that were cut from the game for various reasons.
Characters listed are the following:
- Original design: Flayed, wearing a tribal mask, the texture resolution was too high and the model wasn't rendered convincingly, and so, it ended up looking too "muddy".
- Frog Man: Huge and green; it looked like a frog and nonthreatening.
- Red Eye: Small and with a big red eye; it ended up looking silly. They had an really hard time getting the eye to respond
- Human Face: A Cyclops with a face that looks too much like a human, actually evoking sympathy from the designers.
- Cartoon Cyclops: Big and hairy design that looked too cartoony.
- Action Figure: Appeared armoured with skulls hanging from its neck; it seemed more like an action figure toy.
- Patchwork Cyclops: A huge with a mass of stitchwork on its neck, shoulders and abdomen, it was scrapped for an unknown reason. It's possible that this beast finally appeared as the Cyclops Remains of God of War III.
- Giant in a diaper: A figure resembling a diapered Santa Claus with pauldrons was used as a placeholder for the sets while Kratos' own design was being worked on. But why they would use this is a real mystery
- Medieval Warrior: A thin figure in Romanesque plate armour. Look too medieval for Greek Mythology, but there's something that makes David Jaffe like this design
- Dreadlocks: A sinewy figure in light armour and dreadlocks but the "model [wasn't] brutal enough, not vicious enough". Eventually appeared in God of War III as the Bonus Costume Forgotten Warrior. Though this may have angered the Art Director
- Cool Armor Kratos: The current Kratos with detailed breastplate and chainmailed tunic, as he is shown wearing as General of Sparta before his allegiance to Ares, but the model didn't fit well with detailed background. Eventually appeared in God of War III as the bonus costume Dominus. Simply put, it had too much detail
- Blue Tattoo: Kratos was given blue tattoos instead of red for a while, since the latter was too cliché. Ultimately ditched because red tattoos looked better on Kratos. Eventually appeared in a modified form in God of War III as the bonus costume Morpheus Armor.
- Quintuple Feet: Originally given 5 tentacle-like feet instead of the snake tail, but the animation requirements would have been too much.
- Old School: The original undead soldier was just a skeleton with shield and sword, inspired by old movies such as Jason and the Argonauts, but had too plain a design. The skeleton eventually appeared in God of War II.
- Helmet Head: A tougher looking skeleton with bits of armour and a helmet shaped skull, but didn't look well when in groups.