Below is a list of characters in the Saw franchise.
Billy is a ventriloquist puppet created by John Kramer to communicate with his victims. Billy usually appears on a TV screen when talking to victims, but sometimes appears in person. Billy has also appeared in every adaption of Saw to date, becoming an icon of the series.
David was Jigsaw's victim in the "Saw" short film. This character played the part of Adam in the short film, which was an early version of the Jaw Splitter scene. He was portrayed by Leigh Whannell, who portrayed Adam in the first official film.
Adam was a photographer used by Detective Tapp to follow the man he suspected of being the Jigsaw Killer, Lawrence Gordon. Coming to the attention of Jigsaw, Adam was placed into a game alongside Gordon, with them being given conflicting goals to accomplish by a certain time. After failing to complete their tests in time they were confronted by Zep Hindle. Adam managed to kill Zep, believing him to be Jigsaw while Gordon attempted to escape to get help for himself and Adam. The real Jigsaw showed himself and left Adam trapped to die after he tried to kill him. Jigsaw's apprentice, Amanda, came to Adam following his game and suffocated him to death in an attempt to end his suffering. His decomposed corpse was shown in Saw II and Saw III. It was revealed in Saw V that Adam's last name was Stanheight, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Strahm.
Alison appeared in Saw as Lawrence Gordon's wife. Alison was held hostage along with her daughter by Zep Hindle as part of Lawrence's test. When Lawrence failed his test, Zep was meant to kill both Alison and her daughter but interference by Detective Tapp allowed Lawrence's family to escape safely.
Allison Kerry was one of the first detectives working on the Jigsaw Killer case. She was first seen in Saw, working with David Tapp and Steven Sing. In Saw II she worked with Eric Matthews and Daniel Rigg, and helped aid Matthews during his test in order to try and save his son, where she urged him to follow Jigsaw's rules; and butted heads with Rigg in the process. In Saw III, after Matthews was kidnapped and presumed dead following the events of II, Kerry became wracked with guilt for his loss. She and Detective Hoffman were assigned a case where Hoffman pointed out that a trap did not follow Jigsaw's modus operandi, because the trap did not give the victim a chance to escape, and thus did not believe Jigsaw was responsible for it. She was later captured and placed in her own trap ("Angel Trap"), though she followed the rules and tried to secure her freedom, the trap was designed and rigged by Amanda Young to not release her and the trap tore her ribcage from her body. Her corpse was later discovered by Rigg and the FBI. It was shown in Saw IV that she was also an FBI contact passing information to Agents Peter Strahm and Lindsey Perez. It was shown in Saw IV on the files Rigg goes through (Almost at the beginning of the film), that Kerry's first name was Allison. In Saw V, a memorial service was held to honor Kerry, Tapp, Sing, Matthews, and Rigg, all of whom had died in the course of the film series.
[[File:|thumb|150px|Smith portrayed Amanda Young, Jigsaw's apprentice]]
Amanda was one of Jigsaw's earliest targets who managed to survive her 'game'. Believing she was changed from her self-harming ways she was recruited by Jigsaw as his apprentice. Intended to carry on his legacy, she became disillusioned with Jigsaw's philosophy and began to design inescapable traps intended to kill the victim even if they passed their test. She was ultimately killed by Jeff Denlon after he witnessed her shooting his wife, Lynn Denlon. She was seen in multiple flashbacks in Saw IV-VI.
David Tapp was a detective assigned to investigate early Jigsaw crimes. Evidence led him to suspect Dr. Lawrence Gordon of being Jigsaw and led him to a possible hideout for Jigsaw. Tapp and his partner Sing found the real Jigsaw and attempted to arrest him but were stopped when the killer activated a nearby trap, threatening the life of the man trapped within it. Sing rushed to help the victim while Tapp attempted to arrest Jigsaw but Jigsaw retaliated by slicing open Tapp's throat. As they pursued Jigsaw, Sing was killed in a booby-trap for which Tapp blamed himself. As he became obsessed with capturing Jigsaw, Tapp was dismissed from the force. Still convinced that Gordon was Jigsaw, Tapp investigated him privately, inadvertently coming into conflict with Zep Hindle who was holding Gordon's family hostage. Tapp gave chase and fought with Zep but was shot and left for dead. In Saw: The Video Game, it is shown that Tapp was nursed back to health by Jigsaw and placed in a series of traps in an asylum, forced to overcome tests and other victims sent to kill him. In the game's "Freedom" ending, Tapp manages to escape the asylum but commits suicide sometime afterwards by shooting himself in the head in his apartment because he could not overcome his obsession with Jigsaw. In the game's "Truth" ending, Tapp becomes insane and is sent to a functional asylum. In Saw V, Tapp is given a police memorial. In the video game's storyline, Tapp had a son called Michael who is tested in the second video game.
Diana is Lawrence Gordon's daughter in Saw. She, along with her mother Alison Gordon, was taken hostage by Zep Hindle for the duration of her father's test. After Lawrence failed his test, Zep was instructed to kill Diana and her mother but intervention by Detective David Tapp allowed them both to escape safely.
Donnie Greco first appeared in Amanda's Reverse Bear Trap scene in Saw. He was heavily tranquilized (injected with an opioid overdose) and "couldn't move or feel much of anything" as part of Amanda's test. The key to the lock on the reverse bear trap had been placed in his stomach, and to get to it, Amanda had to cut into him. She was told that he was dead, but he began to stir slightly as she knelt over him with the knife; nevertheless, she still disemboweled him to get the key. Donnie was seen again in Saw III in a flashback showing Jigsaw preparing the trap by painting a question-mark on Donnie's stomach. He appeared in a flashback in Saw IV exiting Jill's health clinic with Paul Leahy. In Saw V his given name is shown as Donnie Greco, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Strahm. Oren Koules, who portrayed Greco is one of the producers of the franchise.
Jeff first appeared in Saw as a victim of one of Jigsaw's experimental traps. Jeff was bound to a chair with two drills facing his neck. Once activated, the drills moved towards his neck, and Detective Steven Sing was told that the key to stop them was on a ring filled with dozens of keys. Upon realizing he couldn't find the right key in time, Sing shot the drills, successfully deactivating them. He later appears in Saw: The Video Game. Jeff is shown to have become suicidal from Detective Tapp repeatedly questioning him about Jigsaw. Detective Tapp saves him and he runs away. His last name is stated to be Thomas in the video game but it was shown in Saw V that his family name was Ridenhour, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Strahm. Because of this, Jeff's surname is not completely clear.
John Kramer was a successful engineer, married to Jill Tuck and expecting a son, Gideon. Following the miscarriage of his son caused by Amanda Young and Cecil, John became distraught and later learned he had an aggressive inoperable brain tumor. He attempted suicide but ultimately survived finding a new appreciation for life, realizing how much of his own he had wasted. Using his wealth and skill, John set about testing the 'will to live' of others by placing them in deadly traps, hoping to make them too appreciate their lives. Those who failed would have a jigsaw-shaped piece cut from their flesh. This missing piece was used to coin his nickname, "Jigsaw" or "The Jigsaw Killer". John, on his death bed, was killed by one of his surviving victims in Saw III.
[[File:|thumb|150px|Cary Elwes portrayed Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the first film and will appear in the upcoming seventh film]]
Dr. Lawrence Gordon was the man responsible for diagnosing John Kramer's cancer and was initially a suspect in the Jigsaw case. As Jigsaw, John targeted Gordon for engaging in an affair with his medical student despite having a loving family. Gordon was placed in a trap alongside Adam and tasked with killing him before the time limit ran out or his wife and daughter would be executed. He failed to do this, but instead severed his own foot to free himself from his shackles, attempting to crawl to freedom and promising to bring help back for Adam. A flashback in Saw III showed him lying unconscious on the bathroom floor, though Elwes did not portray him.His decomposed foot is shown in Saw II and Saw III. In Saw V it was revealed that Hoffman set up Gordon as a Jigsaw suspect by placing Gordon's penlight at a Jigsaw crime scene.
When Leigh Whannell asked Elwes what he thought about his character's fate on the commentary for the Saw: Uncut Edition DVD, Elwes responded with, "Let's face it, guys. He's severed his whole leg off. The loss of blood alone, even with that pathetic tourniquet he made with his shirt. It's a wrap. He's not going to get two blocks." Darren Lynn Bousman said on the DVD commentaries for Saw IV that his intent was to leave Dr. Gordon's fate an unanswered question and let fans make up their own minds. In a November 2009 podcast interview with Matt Horn of Demon FM, he asked Patrick Melton, co-writer of IV, V, VI and the upcoming Saw 3D, if Dr. Gordon's fate would be answered before the series ended. Melton stated that Gordon's fate would be revealed in the seventh installment of the series. According to the Official Toronto Film & Television Listing sheet in February, Elwes was listed for Saw 3D though his name, along with other cast members' names, were removed two weeks later. On April 25 it was confirmed by Lionsgate that he will indeed reprise his role in the final film.
The first eight minutes of Saw 3D, shown at San Diego Comic-Con International, reveal that Dr. Gordon did survive seconds after leaving the bathroom (in the first film). It shows him dragging himself from the bathroom and placing the stump of his ankle against a hot pipe to cauterize it.
Mark, a 30 year old software analyst, was one of Jigsaw's earliest victims, targeted because he feigned illness and injury to excuse himself from his responsibilities when he was in fact perfectly healthy. Mark was stripped naked and informed that he had a slow acting poison in his body, the antidote being locked in a safe in the room. Mark had to overcome the broken-glass covered floor and use a candle to read the safe combination written on the wall, wary of the fact his flesh was smeared in a flammable substance. Mark eventually fumbled with the candle and the substance ignited, burning him alive; his charred corpse was found later by police.
Paul was one of Jigsaw's earliest victims, chosen because he attempted suicide by cutting his wrists despite having a 'good' life with a wife and kids. Paul was placed in a large cage lined with a maze of razor wire and given 2 hours to crawl his way to freedom, the irony of this being that if Paul wanted to live he would have to cut himself but if he really wanted to die, all he had to do was wait. Paul died of injuries from the razor wire before reaching the exit. Paul was later seen in Saw IV leaving Jill's drug clinic. In Saw V, Paul is shown being kidnapped by Jigsaw and Hoffman for his test in Saw.
Steven Sing was a detective who was called to the crime scene investigation of one of Jigsaw's victims. He and his partner, David Tapp, were assigned to the case. Tapp found a clue in one of the tapes left over from the crime scene, leading Sing and Tapp right to Jigsaw's hideout. There, they found a man in a trap with drills aimed at his neck. Jigsaw arrived and activated the device forcing the detectives to choose between arresting him or saving Jeff. Sing shot the drills and deactivated them before pursuing Jigsaw through the warehouse after Jigsaw had slashed Tapp's throat. While in pursuit, Sing accidentally activated a tripwire which triggered four shotguns hidden above to fire and kill him. Sing's death triggered Tapp's obsession with Jigsaw. In Saw V, Sing was given a police memorial.
Zep was an orderly who worked in the hospital where John Kramer, the Jigsaw Killer, was treated for his cancer. He formed a sort of bond with John while he was being treated, but was considered to have "issues of his own" by him. John seemed to see a lot of his own actions in Zep's goals, reminding him of himself before he was diagnosed with cancer. Zep would later be forced to watch Adam Stanheight and Dr. Gordon play out their game that took place in a bathroom. If Lawrence failed to kill Adam by 6:00, then Zep would be forced to kill Lawrence's wife and child, whom he had been holding hostage, in order to save himself from the slow-acting nerve agent in his bloodstream. He would then have to kill Lawrence himself and presumably retrieve an antidote from Jigsaw. Lawrence failed, but his wife and daughter managed to escape from Zep's grip before he could kill them, as Zep was attacked by David Tapp, a former detective who was watching the Gordons' home from across the street. Zep was forced to flee down to the sewers to kill Lawrence, but Tapp followed him; the two fought, and Zep shot Tapp in the chest and left him to die. In the bathroom, where Lawrence had already shot Adam, Zep prepared to kill Lawrence. Before he could do so, though, Adam knocked him down and beat him to death with a toilet tank lid.
Throughout the film, Zep is presented as a red herring, with the audience being encouraged to believe that he was Jigsaw, rather than a victim of one of Jigsaw's games. The truth is revealed only after Adam searches the body, looking for a key to free himself, and finds a microcassette recorder that contains Jigsaw's instructions to Zep. On the commentary for Saw, Leigh Whannell and James Wan stated that they wrote the scene to show that Zep enjoyed the sense of power he was given over others which he did not have before. Zep's decomposed corpse was later seen in Saw II and Saw III.
Addison was a prostitute and a victim in the Nerve Gas House in Saw II. Like the other adult victims in the house, she had been arrested by Eric Matthews. Though she attempted to work with the other prisoners to survive, upon learning that another victim, Daniel, was Eric Matthews' son, she began working alone to find the antidote for the gas that was slowly killing everyone. When she reached into a hanging glass box to retrieve an antidote syringe, her arms became caught in folding razor blades and she began to bleed heavily while trying to pull free. Xavier found her but declined to help her, leaving her to die. In Saw IV she is shown prior to John Kramer becoming Jigsaw, offering him 'company' in her role as a prostitute.
It was revealed in the commentary for the second film that there was a key already in the lock at the back of the trap Addison died in, and all she had to do in order to live was to turn it and grab the antidote. It was also revealed her trap was intended for Gus, who died earlier on, which is why she is shown ripping up his envelope and tossing his tape aside. Addison's trap was supposed to be a "waffle iron," which she would have to push her face into. According to the Saw II website, Addison was written to be 29 years old.
Daniel appeared in Saw II, he is the son of Eric Matthews. After a falling out with his father, Daniel went missing but was revealed to have been captured and placed in another of Jigsaw's games alongside several convicts, all arrested by Daniel's father. As the game progressed, Daniel's lineage was discovered and he was abandoned by many of the other victims. As time ran low, Daniel and Amanda worked together to get away from Xavier, an enraged victim who was hunting them. Xavier found them but Daniel managed to slice open his neck with a saw, killing him and saving Amanda and himself. After these events it is revealed that Amanda, Jigsaw's new apprentice, had taken the unconscious Daniel to Jigsaw's lair and they had locked him in a safe as an incentive for Eric Matthews in his own test. Daniel also appears briefly in Saw V, in a flashback revealing that Detective Hoffman had assisted Jigsaw in preparing the house in Saw II.
Daniel Rigg was a S.W.A.T. officer who first appeared in Saw II, assisting detectives Eric Matthews and Allison Kerry in arresting Jigsaw, but ultimately failed to capture the felon after Eric helped Jigsaw escape. He held the rank of Sergeant for this film, but was promoted to Lieutenant and put in command of the S.W.A.T. team before the events of Saw III. Appearing only briefly in Saw III, Rigg was eventually put into a series of tests as the protagonist in Saw IV, in which he had to rethink many of the Jigsaw Killer's ideals. He suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach in his final test; and it was revealed that he died of blood loss in Saw V and was also given a memorial, along with Detectives Eric Matthews, Allison Kerry, David Tapp, and Steven Sing.
Lyriq Bent has remarked that: "I didn't know what to expect of his character in the fourth movie. Lieutenant Rigg has really come into himself. In Saw II, he was really the strong, silent type that really didn't know what was going on around him. You had a sense that there was something going on with him internally, and I think that sparked a lot of curiosity in the audience. They wanted to know, 'Who is this guy, and what's he all about?' In Saw IV, you get to find out who he is, and what he's all about, and how he feels about the situation that he's in, and how he feels about the type of work that he's in and people and all that. And I think he's a character that people are gonna like, because they can relate to him on so many different levels. He's a real person. In Saw IV, you get to go on a journey with him, and it's pretty much an emotional journey. At the end, I only hope that the audience will be as exhausted and worn out as he is, because he becomes this broken man." At the memorial/press conference in Saw V, photographs of the five dead officers are on display, labeled with their names; Rigg's picture shows his first name as Daniel.
Eric Matthews was a detective who led a SWAT team to Jigsaw's latest lair in Saw II. Before he could be arrested, Jigsaw revealed he had possession of Eric's son and that he would have to play in Jigsaw's game to see him again. It was revealed that Eric was chosen because he had planted evidence to secure convictions against people for crimes they had not committed. Eric, concerned about his son, refused to follow Jigsaw's rules and in doing so he ended up brutalizing the weakened cancer patient and later trapped and shackled in the same bathroom in which Adam had died. However, he shattered his own foot to allow him to squeeze free of the shackle and pursue Amanda, his captor and one of the victims of his evidence-planting. He brutally beat Amanda before she gained the upper-hand and left him for dead. Jigsaw found Matthews, had his foot repaired and held him captive until he could be used in a trap designed for Daniel Rigg. After Rigg failed his test, Matthews was killed when his head was crushed between two large blocks of ice. He is later given a police memorial in Saw V. and also appears in a flashback
Gus was a businessman who appeared in Saw II as a prisoner in the Nerve Gas House alongside several other victims. Waking up in the house, Gus quickly became paranoid of the other victims and tried to help Xavier escape the room they were currently occupying. As Gus peered through a peephole in the door to the room, Xavier inadvertently triggered a trap, firing a bullet through Gus' head, killing him. Like the other victims, Gus was in the house because he was framed for crimes by Eric Matthews. His trap was supposed to be the Razor Box trap, with his tape saying how "he was always reaching into the cookie jar for money." According to the Saw II website, Gus was written to be 38. It was shown in Saw V that his family name was Colyard, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Strahm.
Jonas appeared in Saw II as a prisoner in the Nerve Gas House. Like other victims of the house, Jonas had been framed and jailed by Eric Matthews, and it was implied that he had been part of a gang. Though Jonas handled the traps of the house calmly and logically, he remained skeptical of his survival and was ultimately killed by Xavier after they got into a fight. According to the Saw II website, Jonas w
Laura appeared in Saw II as a prisoner of the Nerve Gas House alongside seven other victims, all but one of whom were framed for crimes by Eric Matthews. Through a flashback, it is revealed that Obi Tate had kidnapped her for Jigsaw. As the game progressed, Laura became physically weaker and soon after discovering that another victim, Daniel Matthews, was the son of the man who framed her, she succumbed to the effects of the Nerve Gas, suffering a seizure and dying in Amanda's arms. Laura also appears briefly in Saw V lying unconscious when Jigsaw and Hoffman are setting up the house trap. According to the Saw II website, Laura was written to be 24 years old. It was shown in Saw V that her family name was Hunter, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Strahm.
Michael, a police informant working for Eric Matthews, appeared in the opening scene of Saw II, with the two halves of a spike-filled helmet locked around his neck. A videotape from Jigsaw and a set of X-ray slides revealed that the key had been surgically implanted behind his right eye, and a scalpel had been left in the room so he could extract it. Jigsaw believed that Michael had wasted his life by simply watching others' activity; in order to survive, he would have to give up that ability. He could not bring himself to cut out his eye, and he was killed when the helmet's timer ran out and it slammed shut on his head.
Michael was seen again later in a flashback in Saw IV, in the waiting room of Jill's clinic. It was shown in Saw V that his family name was Marks, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Strahm.
He will appear in Saw 3D.
Obi Tate appeared in Saw II, a victim in the Nerve Gas House alongside several other victims. He remained isolated from the rest of the group until they faced a trap addressed to Obi himself with a message revealing that Obi had aided Jigsaw in kidnapping the other victims in the house. Two antidote syringes had been placed inside a cold furnace; he could use one for himself and give the other away. When he crawled in and tried to retrieve the syringes, he triggered a mechanism that sealed and ignited the furnace, burning him to death. A clue given on Obi's tape indicated that he could save himself by turning a valve within the furnace, highlighted by an image of the Devil. However he failed to reach through the flames to activate it and it is not made clear whether he was aware of the clue's meaning.
Obi had brief cameo appearances in Saw III in a flashback and in Saw V where he is shown unconscious, being readied for his test in Saw II by Mark Hoffman. Obi appeared in Saw: The Video Game where he is rescued from another furnace by David Tapp. In the game it is revealed that Obi desires to be tested by Jigsaw repeatedly, thinking of it as a 'gift'. According to the Saw II commentary, Obi was accused of being an arsonist.
Xavier was a sociopathic drug dealer who appeared in Saw II. Imprisoned in the Nerve Gas House, Xavier was forced to hunt for an antidote to the gas that was slowly killing him, risking others to avoid harming himself in the various traps. Like most of the other victims of the house, Xavier had been framed by Detective Eric Matthews to secure a conviction. Remembering the instructions given at the start of the game, Xavier realized that the victims had numbers written on the back of their necks which, when combined, would open a safe containing a dose of the antidote. Xavier began hunting down the other victims to collect their numbers before realizing that one of the victims, Daniel, was the son of Eric Matthews. He cornered Daniel and Amanda in the bathroom used in Saw, and Daniel lashed out, fatally slashing Xavier's throat with a hacksaw. His corpse appears briefly at the start of Saw III, and he is seen unconscious with the other victims in a scene from Saw V, in wihch Jigsaw and Hoffman are setting up the house trap. According to the Saw II website, Xavier was written to be 40 years old.
It was shown in Saw V that his family name was Chavez, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Strahm.
Corbett was the neglected daughter of Lynn and Jeff Denlon in Saw III. She was kidnapped and hidden away in Jigsaw's lair, given a limited air supply. Her father learned of her presence in the warehouse upon killing Jigsaw, revealing that he would have to play another game to get Corbett back. However that game never materialized since he was shot dead by Agent Strahm in Saw IV. It should be noted that Hoffman was holding one of Corbett's toys in a scene in which he conversed with Perez. Corbett had a brief appearance in Saw V where she was seen with the stuffed animal being taken out of the warehouse and given to a police officer by Lieutenant Hoffman. After the credits roll on the Director's Cut of Saw VI Amanda is seen talking to Corbett through the door of the room she's captive in, urging her not to trust Hoffman when he saves her.
Danica Scott was the only witness to the death of Jeff Denlon's son, Dylan. Instead of staying to testify, Danica fled the scene, and was later kidnapped as part of Jeff's tests. She was stripped nude and suspended by her wrists in a freezer room. The key that would free her was hanging behind a set of frozen pipes. Once Jeff entered, water began spraying on Danica, and she was able to convince Jeff to help her. He managed to get the key, tearing part of his cheek off in the process when it froze onto the pipes. However, he was unable to open the lock, which was already covered with ice, before Danica's body was frozen solid. According to the final draft of the Saw III script, Danica was written to be in her 30's.
Halden was a judge who presided over the case of Timothy Young, a drunk driver who killed Jeff's son, Dylan. Halden was captured and positioned as part of Jeff's test of forgiveness to see if Jeff could overcome his anger at Halden for only giving Timothy a six-month sentence for his crime. He was placed at the bottom of a large vat, with a chain across his throat, and rotted pig carcasses were dropped into a nearby set of saws so that the liquefied material would pour down on him. The key to free him was in an incinerator filled with Dylan's belongings; Jeff eventually burned the items, found the key, and saved Halden from drowning just in time. Later, while confronting Timothy, Jeff accidentally triggered a shotgun that discharged into Halden's face, killing him.
According to the final draft of the Saw III script, Halden was written to be in his 50s.
[[File:|thumb|150px|Jeff Denlon preparing to deliver the fatal blow to Jigsaw]]
Jeff was one of Jigsaw's victims in Saw III due to his obsession with vengeance against those that were involved in the death of his son Dylan and the trial of the killer. Jeff was kidnapped and subjected to a series of encounters with those he held accountable for the incident, faced with the choice of helping them to live or allowing them to die in their individual traps. Jeff's final test was a confrontation with Jigsaw himself to prove he had learned how to forgive. Jeff claimed to forgive Jigsaw before cutting open his throat. In killing Jigsaw, Jeff inadvertently killed his wife Lynn by triggering her trap. Jigsaw's final message was for Jeff to undergo another test to save his daughter but he was killed by Agent Strahm before he was able to do so.
When asked whether he liked his character even though he hesitated in saving people, Angus Macfadyen said, "Yeah, well, I think it's kind of set up in the film that even though you think he could save them, even when he tries to, it's set-up so it all seems a little too late. That was something we were discussing was how long do you wait and pause? Because if you've done that in one room, you know you can't do that in the next because otherwise it's going to be too late for that person. So we were having lots of debates. And also because each scene, you can't play them all the same. You've got to build in each one. So did I like him? I don't think he liked himself very much."
Jill Tuck is John Kramer's ex-wife who divorced him after he became increasingly distant and cold following the miscarriage of their son, accidentally caused by Cecil Adams, with Amanda being with Cecil at the time. She was initially suspected of having aided the Jigsaw Killer or in fact being the killer. After John's death, Jill visits his lawyer to hear his final will, during which she is bequeathed a box containing his last intended games and victims including one that Jill needed to test herself. Submitting to his final wishes, Jill placed Mark Hoffman in a seemingly unwinnable game before leaving the scene.
Lynn was an ER doctor who was kidnapped in Saw III by Amanda and tasked with keeping John Kramer/Jigsaw alive until the completion of his latest game. Lynn was placed in a collar rigged with shotgun shells, which would detonate if she moved too far from Jigsaw or if his heart monitor flatlined. She performed extensive brain surgery and care to ensure he stayed alive until Jeff completed his three tests. Lynn was supposed to be released when Jeff finished, but ultimately Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda Young refused, believing that she had not learned anything from her experience and jealous of the attention Jigsaw had shown her. Lynn is injured by a gunshot from Amanda before being revealed as Jeff Denlon's estranged wife. Jeff then killed Amanda and Jigsaw, unknowingly activating his wife's trap, blowing her head to pieces. In Saw VI it is shown in flashbacks that Hoffman blackmailed Amanda into killing Lynn, to remove his competition as Jigsaw's apprentice.
When asked about why she believed her character was being tested, Bahar Soomekh said, "I think this is what's so interesting and that's what I would ask is in Jigsaw's mind he's justified in everything that he does, right? These are people, whether they are drug dealers or they've done something wrong. But that's how psychotic and wrong he actually is. Because he justifies it. What did Lynn do? That's what's so disturbing because he's not justified at all in doing what he does. In his mind, he thinks he's helping these people. How does he help Lynn? He doesn't help Lynn at all. But I think, in his mind, because my character's depressed ... so she's been dead inside. She's totally dead inside and this is Jigsaw's way of waking her up and saying, 'What the hell are you doing?' And she does. You see the metamorphosis in her."
Mark Hoffman is a detective who used his knowledge of the Jigsaw crimes to murder the man who killed his sister while placing the blame on Jigsaw. In Saw IV he becomes a participant in Daniel Rigg's test before revealing himself as one of Jigsaw's apprentices by freeing himself from his trap. Hoffman held the legacy to the Jigsaw killings and continued to operate 'games' set out by Jigsaw before his death. Despite framing Peter Strahm for his crimes, Hoffman is discovered to be the last Jigsaw killer, forcing him to kill everyone who knows. While watching the end of his current game, he is assaulted and placed in a trap by Jill Tuck and left to die, but using a screw driver, and a barred window, Hoffman rips the machine from his face, leaving one cheek ripped open, and is shown screaming at the end of the movie.
Timothy Young was a medical student who, while driving drunk, hit and killed Jeff Reinhart's son, Dylan. Timothy only received 6 months in prison due to a lack of witnesses at the trial. He appeared in Saw III, kidnapped and placed in a cross-shaped device named "The Rack" which began individually rotating Timothy's limbs beyond their capable motion, rending his flesh and breaking his bones. Jeff was tasked with obtaining the key to free Timothy and despite their past relationship Jeff obtained the key. However, Jeff was too late and the device twisted Timothy's head, breaking his neck and killing him. Timothy was shown before his death again in Saw VI, being placed into the Rack by Hoffman. According to Jigsaw, Timothy was 27 when he died.
Troy was one of Amanda's first victims, chosen because of his long prison record for unnamed crimes despite his privileged upbringing. Troy was tasked with tearing out eleven chains bound through his flesh and bones before a nearby bomb detonated but he was unable to remove the final chain through his mandible in time. It was later revealed that Troy's only exit from the trap had been welded shut, leaving him no way to survive even if he removed all the chains. Troy was later seen in a flashback in Saw IV, in the waiting room of Jill's clinic.
Art was a lawyer involved in a housing development project with John Kramer and Jill Tuck before the events that would turn him into Jigsaw. Art was targeted by Jigsaw for successfully defending guilty people in his role as lawyer, including Brenda (a pimp), Ivan (a rapist) and Rex (an abusive husband). Art first appeared in a trap that pitted him against another victim, Trevor. Art's mouth was sewn shut, while Trevor's eyes were sewn shut. Art managed to kill Trevor, tearing his mouth open, and later had a hand in setting up the tests for Daniel Rigg. He was eventually tasked with keeping Eric Matthews and Mark Hoffman alive until the 90-minute time period for Rigg's tests had run out, after which he would be able to free himself and both captives. However, Rigg crashed through the door with one second to spare, causing Eric's death, then shot and killed Art after mistaking the tape recorder in his hand for a gun.
Brenda was a female pimp who appeared in Saw IV as a victim in Daniel Rigg's game. Brenda was placed in a machine designed to tear her scalp from her head and Rigg was instructed to simply walk away from her as she was not worth saving. After he dialed in a lock combination written on the gears and released her, she attacked him with a knife that had been hidden in the room. Rigg subdued her by throwing her into a mirror; by the time the police arrived at the scene, she was dead. She had been instructed by Jigsaw that the only way to prevent Rigg from sending her to prison for her crimes was to kill him. Art Blank had acted as her lawyer in previous criminal trials and gotten her acquitted.
Cecil appeared in Saw IV, playing a large role in the transformation of John Kramer into Jigsaw. As Jill Tuck was closing down her drug clinic for the night, he begged her to let him back in; once inside, he robbed the facility and shoved a door open into her stomach, inadvertently causing her to have a miscarriage. John later abducted Cecil and placed him in the first Jigsaw trap: a chair with razor blades digging into his wrists, from which he could only escape by pushing his face through a rack of knives to hit the release switch. The chair collapsed in the process and Cecil charged at John, who stepped aside so that Cecil fell into a pile of razor wire which killed him. In Saw VI, it was shown that Cecil robbed Jill's clinic at Amanda Young's request. Despite his last name being shown on a file in Saw IV as "Adams", a document in Saw V lists his last name as "Fletcher". Because of this, Cecil's surname is not completely clear.
Fisk was a detective who appeared in Saw IV working with Agents Peter Strahm and Lindsey Perez. He is also seen working with Detective Mark Hoffman on the Jigsaw case in flashbacks in Saw V.
Dr. Heffner is the medical examiner that performed the autopsy of John, in the beginning of Saw IV. He appeared briefly in Saw VI, where he told Agent Perez, Erickson and Hoffman that he performed all of Jigsaw's victims autopsy and also confirmed to them that Seth Baxter's trap was not done by Jigsaw. He noted that a different knife was used in his trap/murder to cut the "jigsaw puzzle piece" from his flesh.
Ivan appeared in Saw IV as the clerk of the Alexander Motel. Suspected of multiple, vicious rapes but freed repeatedly due to the efforts of his lawyer, Art Blank, Ivan was to be part of Daniel Rigg's second test. Following instructions, Rigg confronted and abducted Ivan, threatening him with a gun while forcing him into an adjoining motel room. There, they were both confronted with photographic evidence of Ivan's crimes, including a video recording of him raping a young girl. Enraged, Rigg instructed Ivan to place himself into the trap laid out across the bed, clamped his head in a vise, and supplied him with the tools to escape: two pushbuttons that would each drive a blade into one of his eyes. Ivan only blinded one eye before the 60-second timer ran out, and the trap ripped his limbs from his body as a result.
Introduced in Saw IV, Lindsey Perez was an FBI agent assigned to the Jigsaw case along with her partner, Peter Strahm. With information provided by Allison Kerry before her murder stating that two officers might be in danger, she and Strahm performed a thorough investigation concerning the disappearances of Daniel Rigg and Mark Hoffman. As they followed the trail of Rigg's tests, it became apparent at one of the locations they came across that they themselves were being targeted by Jigsaw, as Kerry had warned. At the last building that Rigg had been at, Perez barely escaped death when Strahm pulled her out of the firing path of a harpoon (which in turn hit a crime scene photographer). Minutes later, they entered a room where they were confronted with a Billy doll and a tape meant for her. As she leaned forward to hear what the voice was saying, the Billy doll's face exploded, severely injuring her face and neck with shrapnel. In Saw V, it is implied that she died from her injuries; her last words to Strahm were "Detective Hoffman," leading to Strahm's initial suspicion regarding Hoffman.
She was revealed to be alive in Saw VI, though prominently scarred, and back on the Jigsaw investigation. Dismissive of Strahm being Jigsaw's accomplice, she and Dan Erickson investigated abnormalities in evidence found that implicated Strahm and a distorted tape made by Hoffman in creating his own trap. As soon as the tape was unscrambled, Hoffman quickly attacked, slashing Erickson's throat, using a technician as a human shield against Perez's gunshots, and fatally stabbing Perez. When Hoffman demanded who else was aware of his secret, she simply told him "everyone" before dying. Her body, and everything else in the audio lab, was set on fire to destroy evidence.
Morgan, a school teacher, appeared in Saw IV as the wife of Rex, whom Rigg suspected of abusing both her and their daughter Jane. Morgan and Jane refused to testify against him, so no charges could be filed. Morgan and Rex were later taken as part of Daniel Rigg's game, locked back to back in a harness and impaled together with several long spikes. A tape left for Morgan told her that she would have to save herself by removing the spikes, causing Rex to bleed to death as they ran through his major blood vessels. When Rigg found the pair, Rex was dead and Morgan was unconscious, having pulled out every spike but one. He gave her the key to the harness and told her she would have to save herself (the director's cut shows him removing the last spike himself), then set off a fire alarm to alert authorities and left for his final test. When found by Strahm and Perez, Morgan said that Rigg had saved her.
Peter Strahm was an FBI Agent assigned to the Jigsaw case. Strahm was the first to theorize that Jigsaw may have had more than one apprentice and following the murder of Allison Kerry he became obsessed with stopping the killings. Pursuing Daniel Rigg as he engaged in his own game, Strahm eventually found Jigsaw and Amanda's corpses and killed Jeff Denlon in self defense. Strahm continued his pursuit of the final apprentice but was captured and placed in a game set to kill him but managed to escape. Suspicious of Hoffman, Strahm continued his investigation but was crushed to death in a trap when he again failed to follow the rules. Hoffman subsequently frames Strahm as the last apprentice, placing his mobile phone at a Jigsaw crime scene and using his recovered, severed-hand to place fingerprints on Jigsaw victims and traps. Though his partner Perez and boss Erickson both discover his innocence, they are murdered by Hoffman before they can act on the information and Hoffman once again plants his fingerprints at the scene, leaving Strahm as the suspected final Jigsaw apprentice.
Rex, a school teacher, was the abusive husband of Morgan and was also suspected of abusing his daughter, Jane. However, since neither Morgan nor Jane testified against him, he was never sentenced. Rigg ended up punching Rex after talking to his daughter about her bruises. Art, Rex's lawyer, threatened Rigg with a lawsuit but dropped the matter after Hoffman backed Rigg's claim of self-defense. Rex was later put into a test with his wife, in which he was doomed to die if Morgan tried to free herself. Rex bled to death as Morgan proceeded to try to escape.
Trevor appeared in Saw IV as a victim placed in a trap with Art Blank. He awoke with eyes sewn shut. He unknowingly had a key stuck to the back of his neck that would have freed both himself and Art. Trevor attacked Art thinking he was a threat, but Art killed Trevor, retrieved the key and saved himself from the device they were chained to. He appears later in a flashback leaving Jill's clinic before Cecil came to rob it.
Ashley was a test subject in a game in Saw V, which involved five participants. In the first room she was the first to wake up and comprehend what was happening, warning the other victims not to move. In the first game, Ashley was unable to get the key to free herself in time due to the rest of the group struggling to get their keys, which resulted in her decapitation. It was later revealed that she was a fire inspector and she had taken a bribe to write a false report on a fatal-fire that Mallick set on an empty house and killing eight people, declaring it an accident, which later cost Ashley her job.
Brit was the victim of Jigsaw's game in Saw V. The vice president of a real estate company, Brit was placed in a series of four traps along with four other people. The five victims believed that one person would have to die in each room in order for the others to move ahead; Brit fatally stabbed one of them herself in the third room. In the final room, though, she realized that the group could have worked together so that everyone would survive to the end. She and Mallick, the only other person to reach this point, determined that the members of the group were connected through a building fire, which she had orchestrated and which killed eight people. Brit and Mallick were forced to injure themselves severely in order to obtain enough blood to open the exit door. As she crawled from the room and Mallick passed out, Dan Erickson found her and called for medical assistance.
Charles, a reporter, was a victim in the main game of Saw V alongside four other people. He was shown to be intelligent and to possess knowledge about the other victims and their mutual involvement in an arson scam. He attacked Mallick in two tests to obtain a key and ensure his survival but he was attacked by Luba with a metal bar, left to die as the other three victims moved to safety from the explosive devices in the room. Charles realized, too late, that the victims were supposed to work together and that they could have all survived the traps. The explosives detonated and killed Charles. Charles had been writing a report about the arson of the building Mallick burned down, and it was revealed that Mallick knew about it.
Dan Erickson  was an FBI agent in charge of the Jigsaw case. He relieved Peter Strahm of duty following his narrow escape from a Jigsaw trap and grew increasingly wary of him as Strahm became obsessed with Jigsaw. After he was informed by Hoffman that Strahm believed there to be another Jigsaw accomplice, Erickson placed a trace on Strahm's mobile phone to find him. Going to the phones location, Erickson found a Jigsaw facility and a heavily injured Brit and Mallick, victims of a current game, before calling for paramedics. In Saw VI, Erickson returned alongside Lindsey Perez, having helped her fake her death for her own safety, to investigate Strahm's apparent link to Jigsaw. As they investigated, Erickson and Perez displayed suspicion of Hoffman, believing evidence implicating Strahm had been planted.
Once the distortion was removed from the Jigsaw-style tape found at the Seth Baxter trap, Hoffman was revealed as the true accomplice. He lashed out violently, severing Erickson's jugular vein and stabbing Perez repeatedly before setting the audio lab on fire to finish them off and destroy the evidence.
Luba, a city planner, was a victim in the main game of Saw V, alongside four other people. Surviving the first trap, Luba assaulted Charles after he attacked Mallick, leaving Charles to die when explosive devices in the room detonated. Luba made it to the third game but she was stabbed in the neck by Brit who "didn't trust her" and her corpse was used as an electrical conductor to activate the door to the final trap. Luba was revealed to have played a role in an arson scam that killed eight people, an event that linked all the victims of the game. She had accepted bribes from a sports team owned by her father, Richard Gibbs, to allow a stadium to be built on the site of the building Mallick burned down.
Mallick, an arsonist and heroin addict, was one of five victims in the most prominent game in Saw V. Suspicious of the other victims, Mallick managed to make it through most of the traps that were seemingly designed to kill off one of the victims per phase. He was saved by Luba in one test at the expense of Charles' life but she turned on him in another trap. Mallick was rescued by Brit who murdered Luba and the pair used Luba's corpse to complete that phase of the game. In the final test, Mallick understood his connection to the other victims was through an incident, orchestrated by Brit, in which he burned down a supposedly abandoned building, killing eight people and leaving him guilt-ridden. Mallick and Brit, realizing that the victims had been meant to work together to reach the final game, were forced to bi-sect their arms in a saw to provide enough blood to the device and end the game in time. The game over, Mallick passed out from blood loss as Brit crawled out of the room.
Pamela is a reporter following the Jigsaw killings who first appears in Saw V, attending a press conference held by Mark Hoffman. In Saw VI she is seen pursuing Jill Tuck for an interview about Jigsaw, presenting her with a letter found at an earlier Jigsaw crime-scene, later revealed to be that given by Hoffman to Amanda. She is kidnapped and placed at the end of William Easton's game. When William reaches the end, he is confronted by Pamela, who is revealed to be his sister, and the family of a man whose medical insurance had been denied by William, in part leading to his death. The man's son activates a device which kills William as Pamela watches. Pamela also appears in Saw: The Video Game, providing information to another journalist, Oswald McGullicuty, who planned to write a book and not credit Pamela. Knowing this, Pamela steals all his notes, preventing him from writing the book. Despite her relationship to William Easton, the game and films show her last name as Jenkins.
Seth Baxter was the boyfriend and murderer of Hoffman's younger sister. After serving five years of a life sentence in prison, he is released on a technicality. Hoffman, enraged by the death of his only family, kidnaps Seth and puts him in a trap that mimics Jigsaw's methods but is rigged to be inescapable. In order to avoid being killed by a swinging pendulum blade, he is told, he must put his hands into two presses and push the starter buttons to crush them. Even though he does so, the pendulum still descends and slices him in half as Hoffman watches through a peephole.
Addy and Allen, William Easton's secretary and file clerk, were victims forced to take part in his second game. They stood on retractable ledges with barbed wire nooses around their necks and with their hands tied so they could not free themselves, while William held the ends of two chains connected to the ledges. In order to move on, he would have to drop one chain and let that person die. He was presented with information that Addy was diabetic and in poor health but had a family, while Allen was in good health but had no loved ones to leave behind. The chains were gradually reeled in, making it harder for William to keep holding them both; he finally chose to save Addy, while the wire noose cut Allen's throat and strangled him to death when his ledge retracted.
Tara and Brent were the widow and teenage son of a man named Harold Abbott whose health insurance policy was revoked by William Easton on a technicality, contributing to his death. They were captured and placed in one of two cages at the end of William's series of tests, with Pamela Jenkins in the other. Once William reached the end, Tara and Brent were given the choice of sparing his life or ending it. Despite expressing anger for her husband's death, Tara listened to the pleas for mercy from both William and Pamela and could not bring herself to kill William. However, Brent could not forgive him and triggered the device himself, causing a group of needles to swing down into William's back and inject him with hydrofluoric acid. Pamela, Tara, and Brent watched in horror as he dissolved from the inside out.
Aaron, Dave, Emily, Gena, Josh, and Shelby (collectively referred to as "The Dog Pit") were six of William Easton's junior associates, who did the investigative work to weed out health insurance applications and claims that should be denied. They were placed into the last of William's four tests, chained to a carousel and facing a shotgun. William could choose two of them to be saved by pushing buttons that would drive spikes into his hand, while the other four would die. If he did nothing, all six would be killed. They argued and accused one another of trying to win William's favor as he struggled with his decisions. Ultimately he chose to save Emily, a mother of two, and Shelby, whose parents were sick and needed her to take care of them. Aaron, Gena, Dave, and Josh were left to die in that order. The carousel stopped on Aaron first, making him the first to die; before it did so, he stated "I am the one who should live." Gena died second and was the third person the carousel stopped on; she insisted that she was pregnant while everyone opposed her and called her a liar. Dave died third as the fourth round of the carousel stopped on him; he tried to bribe William for his life. Josh died at the last round of the carousel and became outraged and angry at William for choosing Shelby instead of him, criticizing him and shouting for William to look him in the eye as he prepared to die.
Emily will appear in Saw 3D.
Debbie was the attorney for Umbrella Health and William Easton. She was kidnapped and placed in William's game, bound to a device which would launch a spear through her head unless she reached the end of a steel-cage maze. William had to help her, diverting jets of scalding steam away from her path and onto himself, severely burning him. After reaching the end of the maze, she discovered that to escape the device she would need a key sewn into William's flesh. She attacked him with a nearby circular saw but was unable to retrieve the key before her time ran out; the device activated and killed her.
Hank was a janitor for Umbrella Health, working for William Easton. He was kidnapped and placed in the first of William's four tests, suspended in a vice-like trap which would crush either his or William's chest, leaving only one survivor. Jigsaw informed them that every breath they took would cause the vice to tighten and that Hank was a heavy smoker, despite a history of health problems. Though William encouraged Hank to hold his breath he was unable to do so, breathing heavily until the vice crushed and killed him, freeing William.
Harold was the husband and father of Tara and Brent. Flashbacks throughout Saw VI reveal that his health insurance policy was revoked by William Easton due to a discrepancy found on his application, and he would later die from heart disease. It is discovered at the end of the film that Tara and Brent are his family, who kill William by activating a trap which injects hydrofluoric acid into his body, as an act of revenge for William's role in Harold's death.
Simone and Eddie, two predatory lending bankers, took part in a test in Saw VI in which they were placed in adjoining cells. Since they had figuratively extracted their "pound of flesh" from loan recipients who they knew could never pay them back, they would literally have to do the same in order to survive. Each victim wore a head harness with screws poised at the temples, and had a knife and a meat cleaver on hand. A balance scale was placed between the two cells; whichever captive cut off the most weight in body parts and threw them onto the scale in sixty seconds would live, while the other would be killed by the screws boring into his/her skull. Eddie, being overweight, sliced several chunks of flesh from his stomach, but Simone severed her left arm and tipped the scale in her favor, leading to Eddie's death. Simone survived and was later questioned by Hoffman and the FBI in her hospital room.
Simone will appear in Saw 3D.
William Easton was an insurance executive at Umbrella Health who was a target of Jigsaw's tests. His company was responsible for John Kramer's medical coverage which denied him funding for experimental treatment of his cancer and he had helped fund Jill Tuck's rehab clinic. William's tests involved him making similar decisions about who would live and die from his work life before a timer ran out or else he would be dismembered by explosives strapped to his limbs. Completing his tests, he discovered himself in a fifth test, which was not meant for him but for the surviving family of a man whose coverage had been canceled by William. Though his captured sister, Pamela Jenkins, persuaded the wife to spare William, her son activated the device which impaled William on a series of needles which pumped hydrofluoric acid into his body, dissolving his flesh and killing him.
Pighead was a masked person who worked for Jigsaw. He appeared in Saw: The Video Game and watched over Detective Tapp's game. He is shown to be hostile and is witnessed by Detective Tapp killing several test subjects around Whitehirst Asylum. Pighead seems to taunt Detective Tapp throughout the game, and sometimes attempts to come after him. Later on near the end of the game, Detective Tapp was required to fight Pighead, who wanted to kill Tapp and sabotage his game in order to surpass Jigsaw. Tapp managed to kill Pighead and get hold of a key to the library where his final choice is awaiting. Jigsaw labels Tapp a "murderer" for killing his servant. Pighead wears a red boxer robe and the infamous pig mask. Pighead will also appear in Saw II: Flesh & Blood.
Jennings was the head of a CSI team who cooperated with Tapp's department to solve murder cases. Unbeknownst to others, Jennings had committed a hit-and-run years ago that led him to frame an innocent citizen for to avoid conviction himself. For this, Jigsaw placed Jennings as a victim for Tapp to save in a pendulum trap similar to the one featured in Saw V. Tapp saves him, but Jennings blames Tapp for being there and runs away.
Melissa is the widow of Detective Steven Sing, who was killed after falling victim to one of Jigsaw's traps in Saw. Upon Steven's death, Melissa became a neglectful parent to her son, Franklin and began blaming Tapp for ruining her family. For this, she was placed in Whitehurst Asylum during Saw: The Video Game in an iron-maiden trap for Tapp to save her from. Tapp saved her, but she left him quickly. During the finale of the game, if the player chooses the Truth door, Melissa is revealed to have been held against her will following her trap and was forced to help Jigsaw, keeping Tapp's game going until 6:00, or her son would die. Attempting to evade Tapp, she is accidentally killed by a shotgun trap. However, in the Freedom ending, she was saved along with the other victims in the asylum and set free, never having her incidental ties to Jigsaw revealed.
Oswald was the newspaper writer who coined the nickname "The Jigsaw Killer". One of his articles is seen in Saw. In the game, Oswald was placed in Whitehurst Asylum due to Jigsaw believing Oswald was perverting his message and also for blaming Tapp of being the real Jigsaw Killer. It was revealed in case files that Oswald was originally writing a novel about Jigsaw, but his notes were stolen by Pamela Jenkins in an effort to thwart him and write a book of her own. Tapp finds Oswald in a folding table trap, which he releases him from, only to be killed by metal slabs immediately after.
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