John the Butcher is the 1st Champion in Swords and Sandals II: Emperor's Reign and obviously the 1st Champion in Swords and Sandals 2 Redux.

He is the final threat of the tournament: Woolridge’s Meat Emporium Cup.


The song "Every Time You Go Away, You Take a Piece of Meat With You" was a huge hit for John the Butcher several decades ago.


John is a bearded, red-haired man who is slightly equipped. He wears a butcher hat and wields a poisonous hatchet. He also appears in Swords and Sandals IV. In Swords and Sandals II Redux he wears the entire Cutpurse set armour with the exception of hat, replaced with the Hat of Ham. His Victory Position is him being happily angry and taking off a piece of his ham.



  • Good Strength
  • Medium statistics
  • Getting potion with no Magicka


  • No Attack
  • No Magicka
  • Low Defence


  • He has armor points everywhere on his body, even in places where he doesn't wear armour.
    • Son of Stylonius has armor points on his breastplate area while it is not equipped.
  • Just like The Great Beast, he has an item though he doesn't have Magicka.
  • He controls one of the AI players in Swords and Sandals IV: Tavern Quests.
  • He was inspired by the first employer of Oliver Joyce when he did his internship in a butchery.
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