Ahriman's Soldiers are the most common enemies found in the 2008 Prince of Persia video game. Once mere mortals these individuals sought power, wealth and other ways to increase their way of life to the point they were willing to sell their souls to the God of Darkness himself.
Long ago when Ahriman first started his attempt to take over the universe he made deals with humans in order to increase the size of his armies. All these people were willing to sell their souls for personal gain but Ahriman didn't truly value them much so he stripped them of their personality and free will so they would better serve his wishes once they turned. Eventually most of Ahriman's armies was slain and the ones who weren't where sealed away with their dark master inside the Tree of Life.
Early on the Tree of Life is destroyed freeing Ahriman and allowing his soldiers to roam the world once more. It is also possible that Ahriman's magical substance called Corruption is also forcibly transforming humans into his new army. Throughout the game they attack Prince and Elika any time they are near in hopes of stopping the duo's attempts to imprison their master. In the end those who aren't killed are imprisoned in the restored Tree of Life until the Prince ultimately releases them to bring Elika back so they can look for a more permanent way to deal with them after realizing the current way wouldn't last forever. As a result Ahriman and his armies are free to roam the world once more with the intent on conquering the universe.
The Soldiers have very little to no personality throughout the game and act as mere drones that desired to further their master in anyway possible. When shown they simply try to use brute strength to overpower Prince and Elika to further their masters goal and ensure that no one could stand in his way of total control over the universe. They exist at this point to merely serve Ahriman and are described as merciless warriors.
Powers and Abilities
The Soldiers are shown to be physically strong and capable warriors. Most commonly they merely hold large swords but occasionally they wield shields. It can be assumed they hold some form of immortality due to being sealed away so long ago and enhanced attributes. Most of their attacks are simple strikes though occasionally it does appear they are trained as they can pull some quick and deadly strikes which when combined with their increased endurance and their apparent lack of pain or fatigue makes it clear most foes wouldn't be a match for them in raw strength.