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Jeff Wan is a fashion designer and creative director based in New York. Hailing from the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, Jeff uses his design to creatively bridge the gap between his native and adopted homes. While studying Industrial Design at Pratt Institute, Jeff began his career with work for Diesel, DKNY, Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors. After his graduation in 2014, Jeff joined Coach, where he developed watchbands for the Apple Watch, and helped transform accessory lines like Rexy the Coach Dino into must-have bag charms.

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Interview with Jeffrey Wan You Sew

Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?

Jeff Wan is an American luxury fashion company established in 2018. Made for the urban minimalist, and animated with the colors and culture of Mauritius, our line of small leather goods and handbags celebrates ultra-premium design at its most transportive.On an individual level, each of our pieces works to tell a unique story in which the ordinary becomes anything but. From our premium gym bag, reimagined lunch box, and everything in between, Jeff Wan brings together imagination and utility in colorful and unexpected ways. The result is an island-hopping collection that feels at home in both Manhattan and the Mascarenes.All of our products are named in Mauritian Creole and handmade from the highest quality leather in New York’s Garment District.

How do you work with companies?

I have worked for different companies such as Diesel, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors and Coach. I keep in touch with them and sometimes go back to freelance when they need me. I try to stay flexible when working with other companies and adapt to their culture and design language.

Can you talk a little about your design process?

I am usually more creative when I am at the gym doing a work out. I would often brainstorm and design things in my head. Once I get to the studio, I would sketch everything on paper. I would then do my research based on my designs. After my research, I would put a mood board together with the rough sketches and inspirations. I would look for materials and add it to the board. I would refine the design as needed and add it to the board.

What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?

I like objects that combines different materials:A night lamp made with concrete and metal.The espresso machine.A circular mirror with a wooden frame.The media console made of wood and metal.Candles

Can you describe a day in your life?

I would wake up and drink an espresso to start my day. I try to get my workout in the morning so that I can have the rest of the day to do whatever I have to get done. I would then check all emails and catch up on some social media. Then it is all business tasks from accounting to legal matters and research. Design is a very small amount of what I do currently as an entrepreneur.

What skills are most important for a designer?

Be open and flexible to criticism and change, adapt to the environment you are designing for and know your audience. Communicate your design intent clearly with your partners. Design smartly by having some options to narrow down, but don’t waste time designing a thousand options: know what you want.

Extended Interview with Jeffrey Wan You Sew

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

I graduated from Pratt Institute in New York with a Bachelor of Industrial Design. I always wanted to be an architect when I was in middle school. Then I wanted to be an interior designer. It wasn’t until college that I switched to Industrial Design. I felt that it would provide me with more design opportunities.

What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

Jeff Wan is an American luxury fashion company established in 2018. Made for the urban minimalist, and animated with the colors and culture of Mauritius, our line of small leather goods and handbags celebrates ultra-premium design at its most transportive.On an individual level, each of our pieces works to tell a unique story in which the ordinary becomes anything but. From our premium gym bag, reimagined lunch box, and everything in between, Jeff Wan brings together imagination and utility in colorful and unexpected ways. The result is an island-hopping collection that feels at home in both Manhattan and the Mascarenes.All of our products are named in Mauritian Creole and handmade from the highest quality leather in New York’s Garment District.

What helped you to become a great designer?

I currently live in New York but I am from Mauritius. I mainly use New York and Mauritius as the main source of inspiration. New York is full of resources and definitely helps my designs. We have a lot of museums for inspirations and research. The competition is high in New York and everything is fast paced.

What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?

I have worked for different companies such as Diesel, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors and Coach. I keep in touch with them and sometimes go back to freelance when they need me. I try to stay flexible when working with other companies and adapt to their culture and design language.

How do you think designers should present their work?

The company should select a designer based on his design aesthetic and what he can achieve for the brand. Review the designer’s portfolio and let the work speaks for itself. Then asked for recommendations about the designer’s working process.

What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?

I am usually more creative when I am at the gym doing a work out. I would often brainstorm and design things in my head. Once I get to the studio, I would sketch everything on paper. I would then do my research based on my designs. After my research, I would put a mood board together with the rough sketches and inspirations. I would look for materials and add it to the board. I would refine the design as needed and add it to the board.

What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?

I like objects that combines different materials:A night lamp made with concrete and metal.The espresso machine.A circular mirror with a wooden frame.The media console made of wood and metal.Candles

What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?

I would wake up and drink an espresso to start my day. I try to get my workout in the morning so that I can have the rest of the day to do whatever I have to get done. I would then check all emails and catch up on some social media. Then it is all business tasks from accounting to legal matters and research. Design is a very small amount of what I do currently as an entrepreneur.

How does design help create a better society?

Spend some time working for established companies and learn as much as you can. Talk to your cross functional partners from product development to merchandising. It will help a lot to learn the relationships with suppliers and factories, to marking up your product and having a strong assortment.

What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?

Be open and flexible to criticism and change, adapt to the environment you are designing for and know your audience. Communicate your design intent clearly with your partners. Design smartly by having some options to narrow down, but don’t waste time designing a thousand options: know what you want.

Where do you think the design field is headed next?

I mainly use Illustrator to CAD my designs and spec. Hand sketching is always good to get the ideas on paper and doing rough sketches. I like going to museums for inspirations and looking at paintings for colors.

When you have a new design project, where do you start?

It depends on the object. Some requires more time if you developing custom pieces to assemble it. Some are simple but needs more attention to construction. Usually a week or so. The development process and prototyping takes longer.

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it’s going to approach 100 degrees in the tri-state-area today, so in honor of this true summer weather we’re having, i’m adding a pop of color to your lives with this post! i’m excited to be partnering with jeff wan, a new york based designer, to showcase his le morne lunch box bag! read on to hear about how i styled this unique piece, which combines structure with fun!

the jeff wan vibe is all about COLOR this summer, so naturally we’re a perfect fit together…. and as an advocate for ‘attainable, affordable fashion’ i was excited to carry this investment piece, because it’s hefty price tag only served as more of a challenge for me. how do i take this unique, once-in-a-while piece… and rock it with an affordable, everyday outfit? challenge ACCEPTED. at first i thought about going monochromatic, but at the last minute i changed my mind and thought it necessary to spice things up with pink tones, so i opted for this asymmetric ruffle-top from target paired with some skinny jeans! (shop them both via the links below!) i loved the way the clean lines of the ‘lunch box’ bag contrasted with the sloped neckline and frills on the top. however, the plaid detailing ties it all together and in fact makes this shirt look far more structured than it would in any other scenario. (trust me, i’ve tried).

on my feet i’m wearing loafer-flat-hybrids by b.p. purchased a nordstrom! unfortunately these bad boys are sold out, but i’ve linked you all to some similar pairs that will make the same statement. that said, these shoes were still under a hundred bucks. they’re loud, they stand out, but they’re by no means considered designer. that’s how i roll. one luxe piece combined with a ‘real person’ outfit takes your fashion game up several notches!

i accessorized with earrings from francesca’s which are always a steal – plus a set of stackable bracelets gifted to me by kendra scott. up against the aqua wall, this outfit made major waves! (fun fact – this wall is the side of a run-down, closed-up old ice cream parlor! i was so worried when moving to jersey that i wouldn’t find as unique photo backdrops… but boy was i wrong! and the best part? i can change in my CAR when shooting here, as opposed to a starbucks bathroom or the middle of the NYC streets! i may have to ‘location scout’ a bit more than i did before… but when you really look, there’s no shortage of fun spots to shoot blog content.) i wound up changing into a navy dress later that evening, but i still rocked my jeff wan bag. even in a more subdued color palette, i received so many compliments. this is a piece that you certainly won’t find anyone else carrying this summer… and for that, i’d say it’s worth the splurge! it comes with a longer strap option, as well as a magnetic top closure. it’s roomy, and you can choose from yellow, green, red, blue, or black to keep it classic!

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Tank Man

Anonymous Tiananmen Square protester

"Tankman" redirects here. For the operator of a military tank, see Tank § Crew.

Coordinates: 39°54′23.5″N116°23′59.8″E / 39.906528°N 116.399944°E / 39.906528; 116.399944

"Tank Man"

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"Tank Man" temporarily stops the advance of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, in Beijing. This photograph (one of four similar versions) was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press.

NationalityChinese (presumed)
Other names
  • Unknown Protester
  • Unknown Rebel
  • Wang Weilin (alleged)
Known forIconic photo of him obstructing tanks during the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square Protests

Tank Man (also known as the Unknown Protester or Unknown Rebel) is the nickname of an unidentified Chinese man who stood in front of a column of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 5, 1989, the day after the Chinese government's violent crackdown on the Tiananmen protests. As the lead tank maneuvered to pass by the man, he repeatedly shifted his position in order to obstruct the tank's attempted path around him. The incident was filmed and shared to a worldwide audience. Internationally, it is considered one of the most iconic images of all time.[1][2][3] Inside China, the image and the accompanying events are subject to censorship.[4]

There is no reliable information about the identity or fate of the man; the story of what happened to the tank crew is also unknown.[5] At least one witness has stated that Tank Man was not the only person to have blocked the tanks during the protest,[7] but Tank Man is unique in that he is the only one who was photographed and recorded on video.

The incident[edit]

The incident took place at the northeast edge of Tiananmen Square, along Chang'an Avenue, shortly after noon on June 5, 1989, the day after the Chinese government's violent crackdown on the Tiananmen protests.[8][9] "Tank Man" stood in the middle of the wide avenue, directly in the path of a column of approaching Type 59 tanks. Stuart Franklin, who was on assignment for Time magazine, told the New York Times, "At some point, shots were fired and the tanks carried on down the road toward us, leaving Tiananmen Square behind, until blocked by a lone protester."[1] He wore a white shirt and black trousers, and he held two shopping bags.[10] As the tanks came to a stop, the man gestured towards the tanks with one of the bags. In response, the lead tank attempted to drive around the man, but the man repeatedly stepped into the path of the tank in a show of nonviolent action.[11] After repeatedly attempting to go around, the lead tank stopped its engines, and the armored vehicles behind it follow suit. There was a short pause with the man and the tanks having reached a quiet, still impasse.

Having successfully brought the column to a halt, the man climbed onto the hull of the buttoned-up lead tank and, after briefly stopping at the driver's hatch, appeared in video footage of the incident to call into various ports in the tank's turret. He then climbed atop the turret and seemed to have a short conversation with a crew member at the gunner's hatch. After ending the conversation, the man descended from the tank. The tank commander briefly emerged from his hatch, and the tanks restarted their engines, ready to continue on. At that point, the man, who was still standing within a meter or two from the side of the lead tank, leapt in front of the vehicle once again and quickly re-established the man–tank standoff.

Video footage shows two figures in blue pulling the man away and disappearing with him into a nearby crowd; the tanks continued on their way.[11] Eyewitnesses are unsure who pulled him aside. Charlie Cole, who was there for Newsweek, said it was the Chinese government PSB (the police),[12] while Jan Wong, who was there for The Globe and Mail, thought that the men who pulled him away were concerned bystanders. In April 1998, Time included the "Unknown Rebel" in a feature titled "Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century".[11] In November 2016, Time included the photograph by Jeff Widener in "Time 100: The Most Influential Images of All Time".[13]

Identity and fate[edit]

Little is publicly known of the man's identity or that of the commander of the lead tank. Shortly after the incident, the British tabloid Sunday Express named him as "Wang Weilin" (王维林), a 19-year-old student[14] who was later charged with "political hooliganism" and "attempting to subvert members of the People's Liberation Army".[15] This claim has been rejected by internal Communist Party of China documents, which reported that they could not find the man, according to the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights.[16] One party member was quoted as saying, "We can't find him. We got his name from journalists. We have checked through computers but can't find him among the dead or among those in prison."[16] Numerous theories have sprung up as to the man's identity and current whereabouts.[17]

There are several conflicting stories about what happened to him after the demonstration. In a speech to the President's Club in 1999, Bruce Herschensohn, former deputy special assistant to PresidentRichard Nixon, alleged that he was executed 14 days later; other sources alleged he was executed by firing squad a few months after the Tiananmen Square protests.[11] In Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now, Jan Wong writes that she believes from her interactions with the government press that they have "no idea who he was either" and that he is still alive somewhere on the mainland. Another theory is that he escaped to Taiwan and remains employed there as an archaeologist in the National Palace Museum. This was first reported by the Yonhap news agency in South Korea.[18]

The Chinese government has made few statements about the incident or the people involved. The government denounced him as a "scoundrel" once on state television, but it was never shown publicly again.[19][20] In a 1990 interview with Barbara Walters, then-CPC General SecretaryJiang Zemin was asked what became of the man. Jiang first stated (through an interpreter), "I can't confirm whether this young man you mentioned was arrested or not", and then replied in English, "I think never killed" [sic].[19] The government also argued that the incident evidenced the "humanity" of the country's military.[21]

In a 2000 interview with Mike Wallace, Jiang said, "He was never arrested." He then stated, "I don't know where he is now." He also emphasized that the tank stopped and did not run the young man over.[22]

Censorship[edit]

See also: Overseas censorship of Chinese issues

A wide street blocked off by white guardrails with a large tree at the left in front of it and part of a brick building on the right in the rear. At the extreme left is an intersection with traffic lights
The intersection in 2014, viewed from a different angle

A PBS interview of six experts noted that the memory of the Tiananmen Square protests appears to have faded in China, especially among younger Chinese people, due to government censorship.[23] Images of the protest on the Internet have been censored in China.[16] When undergraduate students at Peking University, which was at the center of the incident, were shown copies of the iconic photograph 16 years afterwards, they were "genuinely mystified".[24] One of the students said that the image was "artwork". It is noted in the documentary Frontline: The Tank Man that he whispered to the student next to him "89".[19]

It has been suggested that the "Unknown Rebel", if still alive, would have never made himself known as he may have been unaware of his international recognition due to the Chinese media suppression of events relating to the government protests.[16]

At and after the events in the square, the local public security bureau treated members of the international press roughly, confiscating and destroying all the film they could find, and forced the signing of confessions to offences such as photography during martial law, punishable by long imprisonment.[12]

On August 20, 2020, a trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War showed footage of Tank Man. On video platforms in China like Bilibili, the segment of the trailer was replaced with a black screen. The next day, Activision Blizzard released a shorter version of the trailer worldwide that did not include the scene.[25][26]

On June 4, 2021, the 32nd anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, searches for the Tank Man image and videos were censored by Microsoft’s Bing search engine worldwide. Hours after Microsoft acknowledged the issue, the search returned only pictures of tanks elsewhere in the world. Search engines that license results from Microsoft such as DuckDuckGo and Yahoo faced similar issues. Microsoft said the issue was “due to an accidental human error."[27][28][29][30][31] The director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, said he found the idea it was an inadvertent error "hard to believe". David Greene, Civil Liberties Director at Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that content moderation was impossible to do perfectly and "egregious mistakes are made all the time", but he further elaborated that "At worst, this was purposeful suppression at the request of a powerful state."[32][33]

Photographic versions[edit]

Five photographers (one of whom did not share his material for 20 years) managed to capture the event on film that was later confiscated by the PSB.[1] On June 4, 2009, the fifth photographer released an image of the scene taken from ground level.[34]

The widest coverage of the event and one of the best-known photographs of the event appearing in both Time and Life magazines, was documented by Stuart Franklin. He was on the same balcony as Charlie Cole, and his roll of film was smuggled out of the country by a French student, concealed in a box of tea.[1]

The most-used photograph of the event was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press, from a sixth-floor balcony of the Beijing Hotel, about one-half mile (800 m) away from the scene. The image was taken using a Nikon FE2 camera through a Nikkor400mm 5.6 ED-IF lens and TC-301 teleconverter.[35] Circumstances were against the photographer who recalled that the picture was almost not taken.[36] Widener was injured, suffering from the flu and running out of film. A friend (by the name of Kirk) hastily obtained a roll of Fuji 100 ASA color negative film, allowing him to make the shot.[1] Though he was concerned that his shots were no good, his image was syndicated to many newspapers around the world[1] and was said to have appeared on the front page of all European papers.[1] He was also nominated for the Pulitzer prize but did not win. Nevertheless, his photograph has widely been known as one of the most iconic photographs of all time.[1][2][3]

Wider shot by Stuart Franklin showing a column of tanks approaching Tank Man, who is shown near the lower-left corner.

Charlie Cole, working for Newsweek and on the same balcony as Stuart Franklin, hid his roll of film containing Tank Man in a Beijing Hotel toilet, sacrificing an unused roll of film and undeveloped images of wounded protesters after the PSB raided his room, destroyed the two aforementioned rolls of film and forced him to sign a confession to photography during martial law, an imprisonable offence. Cole was able to retrieve the roll and have it sent to Newsweek.[1] He was awarded the 1990 World Press Photo of the Year[37] and the picture was featured in Life's "100 Photographs That Changed the World" in 2003.

On June 4, 2009, in connection with the 20th anniversary of the protests, Associated Press reporter Terril Jones revealed a photo he had taken showing the Tank Man from ground level, a different angle from all of the other known photos of the Tank Man. Jones wrote that he was not aware of what he had captured until a month later when printing his photos.[38]

Arthur Tsang Hin Wah of Reuters took several shots from room 1111 of the Beijing Hotel,[39] but only the shot of Tank Man climbing the tank was chosen.[1] It was not until several hours later that the photo of the man standing in front of the tank was finally chosen. When the staff noticed Widener's work, they re-checked Tsang's negative to see if it was of the same moment as Widener's. On March 20, 2013, in an interview by the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA), Tsang told the story and added further detail. He told HKPPA that on the night of June 3, 1989, he was beaten by students while taking photos and was bleeding. A foreign photographer accompanying him suddenly said, "I am not gonna die for your country", and left. Tsang returned to the hotel. When he decided to go out again, the public security stopped him, so he stayed in his room, stood next to the window and eventually witnessed the Tank Man and took several shots of the event.[39]

In addition to the photography, video footage of the scene was recorded and transmitted across the globe. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) cameraman Willie Phua, CNN cameraman Jonathan Schaer and NBC cameraman Tony Wasserman appear to be the only television cameramen who captured the scene.[40][41][42] ABC correspondents Max Uechtritz and Peter Cave were the journalists reporting from the balcony.[43]

After witnessing an incident on June 3, where a Chinese APC ran over several people before protesters killed the crew and destroyed the vehicle, many journalists and photographers believed the protests had already reached their peak, causing many to leave the area before the "tank man" incident occurred.[12][44][failed verification]

Legacy[edit]

Electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy recorded and released song "Tin Omen" as a reference to the protests. In late 1989, it was released on their album Rabies with lyrics noting "non-violent rebellion", "tanks arrive", "tell the world what's going on" and "keep the camera alive".

The 1994 music video for "Refuse/Resist" by the thrash/death metal band Sepultura features brief footage of the Tank Man.

The music video for Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us (Prison Version)" features short footage of Tank Man.

The Tank Man is the subject of the song "The Tiananmen Man" (1996) by the American heavy metal band Nevermore.

In the 1999 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song "Stand and Be Counted", from the album Looking Forward, David Crosby sings of his gratitude to Tank Man, whose photograph he has had framed and mounted.[45]

In Tom Clancy's 2000 novel The Bear and the Dragon, the Chinese authorities are said to have apprehended and executed Tank Man, then billed his surviving family for the cost of the pistol round expended to shoot him in the back of the head.

A similar scene is depicted in the music video for "Club Foot" (2004) by the English rock band Kasabian.[46]

A fictionalized version of the fates of both the Tank Man and a soldier in the tank is told in Lucy Kirkwood's 2013 play Chimerica, which premiered at the Almeida Theatre from May 20, 2013 to July 6, 2013.[47]

On June 4, 2013, Sina Weibo, China's most popular microblog, blocked terms whose English translations are "today", "tonight", "June 4", and "big yellow duck". If these were searched for, a message appeared stating that, in accordance with relevant laws, statutes, and policies, the results of the search could not be shown. The censorship occurred because a photoshopped version of Tank Man, in which rubber ducks replaced the tanks, had been circulating around Twitter[48]—a reference to Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck sculpture, which at that time was floating in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.[49]

In poet Daniel Hoffman's 2013 book Next to Last Words, the poem "History, 1989" (pages 41–42) describes the fate of Tank Man by reporting "what my former student, teaching / English with her pupils there / saw when the cameras turned away-- / a dozen soldiers rushed him, // roughed him down an alley. One / shot to the head. . . ."

In April 2019, Leica Camera released an advert depicting photographers in intense political climates, including 1989 China. The five minute short ends with a photographer shooting from a hotel window, the Tank Man image reflected in his lens, despite the fact that the original photograph was taken with a Nikon camera.[50] Following censorship of the Leica brand on Sina Weibo, Leica revoked the advert and sought to distance themselves from it.[51]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • June Fourth: The True Story, Tian'anmen Papers/Zhongguo Liusi Zhenxiang Volumes 1–2 (Chinese edition), Zhang Liang, ISBN 962-8744-36-4.
  • Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now, Jan Wong, Doubleday, 1997, trade paperback, 416 pages, ISBN 0-385-48232-9 (Contains, besides extensive autobiographical material, an eyewitness account of the Tiananmen crackdown and the basis for an estimate of the number of casualties.)
  • The Tiananmen Papers, The Chinese Leadership's Decision to Use Force Against their Own People—In their Own Words, Compiled by Zhang Liang, Edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link, with an afterword by Orville Schell, PublicAffairs, New York, 2001, hardback, 514 pages, ISBN 1-58648-012-X (An extensive review and synopsis of The Tiananmen papers in the journal Foreign Affairs may be found at Review and synopsis in the journal Foreign Affairs.)

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List of Saw characters

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The Saw series of horror films features a large cast of characters created primarily by directors and screenwriters James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Darren Lynn Bousman, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan.

The films focus primarily on the character of John Kramer (Tobin Bell), the "Jigsaw Killer", who seeks out those he considers to be wasting their lives and subjects them to torturous and lethal traps, referred to as "tests" and "games", in an attempt to make them appreciate being alive.

The franchise consists of nine films: Saw (2004), Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006), Saw IV (2007), Saw V (2008), Saw VI (2009), Saw 3D (2010), Jigsaw (2017), and Spiral (2021).

Saw[edit]

Adam Stanheight[edit]

Adam was a freelance photographer hired by the discharged detective David Tapp to follow Dr. Lawrence Gordon, the man he suspected of being the Jigsaw Killer. Adam was kidnapped by Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda Young and placed in a game alongside Dr. Gordon, which took place in a large dilapidated bathroom. Each of them were chained to pipes on opposite sides of the room, with a presumed dead body in the middle, and were given specific instructions on what they needed to do in order to survive. Dr. Gordon had to kill Adam by six o'clock, while Adam simply had to escape. After failing to complete their respective tasks by the deadline they were confronted by Zep Hindle, an orderly from Dr. Gordon's hospital. Adam beats Zep to death with a toilet tank lid, believing he is responsible for their abduction, and Dr. Gordon crawls away to get help, having sawed off his foot, and promised to return to Adam. While searching Zep's body for a key, Adam finds a tape recorder that reveals that Zep was a victim in the game and only following instructions in order to obtain an antidote for a poison in his blood stream. As the tape ends, the body gets up and the real Jigsaw reveals himself. When Adam tries to shoot him, he is incapacitated with an electric shock and Jigsaw seals the bathroom door, leaving Adam in the darkness of the bathroom to die. While the main assumption was that Adam simply died of thirst when his corpse was shown in Saw II, he was later shown to have been killed out of guilt by Amanda Young in a flashback in Saw III shortly after the end of the first Saw film, by suffocating him with a plastic bag.

Adam's decomposing corpse is seen in Saw II, Saw III, and Saw 3D. In Saw II: Flesh & Blood Adam is mentioned in Tapp's files and audio tapes as having been hired by one of Tapp's colleagues to prove his wife was having an affair, implying this was why Tapp hired him.

According to the producers of Saw, Adam's last name was Faulkner, but the FBI documents in Saw V gave his last name as Stanheight. In the original script for Saw, Adam's last name was Radford.

Alison and Diana Gordon[edit]

Alison and Diana are the wife and daughter of Lawrence Gordon. Alison and Diana are held hostage by Zep Hindle as a part of Lawrence's test. When Lawrence fails his test, Zep attempts to kill both Alison and Diana, but they are rescued by Detective Tapp. The DVD commentary for Saw 3D reveals Alison divorced Lawrence because of his unstable mindset.

Allison Kerry[edit]

  • Portrayed by Dina Meyer
  • Appears in: Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Jigsaw, Saw II: Flesh & Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw III

Allison Kerry was one of the first detectives assigned to the Jigsaw case, and one of the most knowledgeable of how he works. She first appears in Saw, working alongside Detectives David Tapp and Steven Sing. In Saw II she worked with Detective Eric Matthews and Officer Daniel Rigg in order to try to save Eric's son. In Saw III, after Eric disappears, and is presumed dead, Kerry becomes wracked with guilt. She and Detective Mark Hoffman are called to the scene of an inescapable trap, and Kerry is the first to suspect that someone else was responsible, as the trap didn't follow Jigsaw's M.O. She is later captured and placed in her own trap, but even though she follows the rules, the trap (which was built and rigged by Amanda Young) tears her rib cage apart, killing her. Her corpse is later discovered by Officer Rigg and the FBI. It is revealed in Saw IV that Kerry's first name is Allison, as seen on a file observed by Officer Rigg. In Saw V a police memorial service is held honoring those who died in their effort to close the Jigsaw case; Allison Kerry was among the officers that were honored.

Amanda Young[edit]

Main article: Amanda Young

Smith portrayed Amanda Young, John's apprentice.
  • Portrayed by Shawnee Smith (film) and Jen Taylor (game)
  • Appears in: Saw: Rebirth, Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D, Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw III

In Saw, Amanda is introduced as a heroin addict, and the first person to survive one of Jigsaw's "games" (notably, the only known survivor at the time of Saw), who ultimately believes that John helped her. It is revealed in Saw II that after her test John recruited her as his apprentice, and Amanda was intended to carry out John's legacy. In Saw III it is revealed that Amanda had become disillusioned with his philosophy and starts designing inescapable traps. Unwilling to let a murderer continue his legacy, John designs a test in which Amanda must prove that she has what it takes to carry on with it, but she ultimately fails when she shoots Lynn Denlon, and Jeff Denlon retaliates by shooting Amanda. Amanda's corpse is seen in Saw IV and Saw V, and she appears in flashbacks in Saw V, Saw VI, and Saw 3D. In Saw VI it is revealed that Mark Hoffman blackmailed Amanda into killing Lynn, using the knowledge that she had a role in Jill Tuck's miscarriage.

Billy[edit]

Main article: Billy the Puppet

  • Voiced by Tobin Bell
  • Appears in: Saw (short), Saw: Rebirth, Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D, Jigsaw, Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood
  • Status: Some Confiscated/Most Destroyed

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 gives the victims instructions on how to escape their traps before the time expires. Billy has also appeared in every adaption of Saw, becoming an icon of the series. It is revealed in Saw IV that Billy was created for John and Jill Tuck's unborn son Gideon.

Carla Song[edit]

Carla was a medical student at St. Eustice Hospital, and Dr. Lawrence Gordon's mistress. She plays a larger role in the video game Saw II: Flesh & Blood where she is targeted by Jigsaw for stealing vital pharmaceuticals and selling them on the street for profit. She is found by Michael Tapp with her arms secured to the ceiling of an elevator shaft and her legs secured to the roof of an elevator. Michael is tasked with completing a test in order to release her safely, his failure resulting in the elevator lowering, tearing Carla in half. It is revealed that she is part of a criminal conspiracy alongside Henry, Joseph, and Sarah; Carla being responsible for procuring more specialist items from her clinic. Even though she and Michael work together, she is soon left with Henry Jacobs, who slashes her to death with a pair of scissors.

David Tapp[edit]

Main article: David Tapp

  • Portrayed by Danny Glover (film) and Earl Alexander (game)
  • Appears in: Saw, Saw III, Saw V, Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh and Blood, Dead by Daylight: The Saw Chapter
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw

David Tapp was a detective assigned to investigate the earlier Jigsaw crimes. Evidence led him to suspect that Dr. Lawrence Gordon was the Jigsaw Killer. Tapp and his partner Steven Sing later found Jigsaw's warehouse, but before they could apprehend him, he activated a trap, which threatened the life of Jeff Ridenhour. Sing rushed to help the victim while Tapp attempted to arrest Jigsaw, but Jigsaw slashed Tapp's throat with a concealed blade and fled. When Sing pursued Jigsaw, he was killed by a shotgun booby trap for which Tapp blamed himself. Tapp was subsequently discharged from the force, but continued to obsess over finding Jigsaw.

Tapp monitored the Gordons' residence, still convinced that Lawrence is Jigsaw, and rushed over after hearing gunshots. There he found Alison and Diana Gordon being held captive by Zep Hindle. Zep fled and was pursued by Tapp; the chase led to an underground room where Tapp was shot after a brief struggle 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 committed suicide sometime afterwards, unable to overcome his obsession with Jigsaw. In Saw V a police memorial service is held honoring those who died in their effort to close the Jigsaw case; Tapp was among the officers honored.

Donnie Greco[edit]

  • Portrayed by Oren Koules
  • Appears in: Saw, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V (mentioned only), Saw VI, Saw: The Video Game (mentioned only), Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw

Donnie Greco[1] first appeared in Saw. He was Amanda Young's drug dealer and cellmate. As a part of Amanda's game, he was heavily tranquilized (injected with an opioid overdose) and unable to move or feel anything. The key to unlock her trap was placed in his stomach, and to get it, Amanda had to cut him open. Donnie is seen again in a flashback in Saw III in which Jigsaw is shown preparing the trap. He appeared again in a flashback in Saw IV exiting Jill's health clinic with Paul Leahy.

Jeff Ridenhour[edit]

  • Portrayed by Ned Bellamy (film) and Dex Manley (game)
  • Appears in: Saw, Saw V (mentioned only), Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Jeff[2] first appears in Saw as a victim of one of Jigsaw's experimental traps. He is bound to a chair with two drills aimed at his neck. Jigsaw activates the trap, and the drills slowly move towards Jeff's neck. Jigsaw tells Detective Steven Sing that the key to free him is on a ring with dozens of others. Without enough time to try all the keys, Sing shoots the drills to stop them.[3]

He later appears in Saw: The Video Game. Jeff is shown to have become suicidal due to trauma. As such, Jigsaw kidnaps Jeff once again and places him in a trap that would impale him with spikes. Detective Tapp manages to free him, but an injured Jeff runs away and leaves Tapp behind. During the events of Saw II: Flesh & Blood, it is revealed that two days after Jeff escaped from the asylum, he committed suicide.

John Kramer[edit]

Main article: Jigsaw (Saw character)

Tobin Bell has portrayed John Kramer ("Jigsaw") in the films and video games.
  • Portrayed by Tobin Bell (film/game) and George Williams (animated comic)
  • Appears in: Saw: Rebirth, Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D, Jigsaw, Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw III

John Kramer was a successful civil engineer, married to Jill Tuck and expecting a son to be named Gideon. Following the miscarriage of his son caused by Cecil Adams and Amanda Young, 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. Using his wealth and skill, John began testing others' will to live by placing them in deadly traps, which he referred to as "games" or "tests", hoping to give those who survived a new appreciation for their lives. Those who failed would have a jigsaw-shaped piece cut from their flesh to represent they were missing "the survival instinct". John was then nicknamed "The Jigsaw Killer", or simply "Jigsaw" by the media. Although John's throat is slashed by Jeff Denlon in Saw III, he appears in flashbacks throughout the series.

Lawrence Gordon[edit]

Cary Elwes portrayed Lawrence Gordon in the first film and returned for the seventh film.
  • Portrayed by Cary Elwes (film) and Stan Kirsch (animated comic)
  • Appears in: Saw: Rebirth, Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV (mentioned only), Saw V (mentioned only), Saw VI (mentioned only), Saw 3D, Saw: The Video Game (mentioned only), Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Alive

Lawrence Gordon is the man who diagnosed John Kramer's terminal cancer and was initially a suspect in the Jigsaw murder case. John targeted Lawrence for being cold and uncaring to others, and for cheating on his wife Alison by having an affair with his medical student, Carla Song. Lawrence was placed in a trap alongside Adam Stanheight and was tasked with killing him before six o'clock or his wife and daughter would be killed. He failed to do so, but severed his own foot to free himself from his shackle, and crawled away to get help, promising Adam he would bring someone back. His fate is unknown until Saw 3D, when it is revealed that Lawrence passed out after using a hot steam pipe to cauterize his ankle stump. John found him unconscious shortly after and congratulated him for surviving. He then helped Lawrence recover, and gave him a prosthetic foot.

John recruited Lawrence afterwards, and used his medical skills to prepare other traps. He prepared a variety of traps for John, such as putting the key in Michael's eye in the venus flytrap (Saw II), as well as sewing Art Blank's mouth and Trevor's eyes shut for the mausoleum trap (Saw IV). He also selected Lynn Denlon as John's surgeon (Saw III) and wrote an anonymous message to Detective Mark Hoffman (Saw V) stating "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE". Following John's death, his ex-wife Jill Tuck delivered a package to Lawrence that had been left to her in John's will; it contained a videotape with instructions from John to watch over Jill and act on his behalf if anything was to happen to her. When Hoffman kills Jill and attempts to flee the city, he is ambushed by three people in pig masks, led by Lawrence. After chaining Hoffman by the ankle to the pipes in the bathroom (which also reveals he did not return to Adam as promised), Lawrence picks up the hacksaw he had used to sever his own foot and throws it into the corridor. He then turns off the lights and leaves, and despite Hoffman's protests, closes the door and leaving Hoffman to die in the darkness of the bathroom, with no means of escape.

Mark Wilson[edit]

  • Portrayed by Paul Gutrecht
  • Appears in: Saw: Rebirth, Saw, Saw III, Saw V (mentioned only), Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw

Mark,[4] a 30-year-old software analyst,[4] was one of Jigsaw's earliest victims, targeted because he feigned illness to excuse himself from his responsibilities. Mark was stripped naked and informed that he had a slow-acting poison in his body, the antidote to which was locked in a safe in the room. Mark had to walk over a floor covered in broken glass and use a candle to read the safe combination written on the wall, wary that his flesh was smeared with a highly flammable jelly-like substance. Mark eventually fumbled with the candle, burning himself alive, and his charred corpse was later found by police. It is shown in Saw V that his surname is Wilson, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Peter Strahm.

Paul Leahy[edit]

  • Portrayed by Mike Butters
  • Appears in: Saw: Rebirth, Saw, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw

Paul was one of John'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 was given two hours to crawl his way to freedom; ironically if Paul wanted to live, he would be forced to cut himself again, but if he wanted to die, all he had to do was wait. Paul attempts to escape, but bleeds to death before reaching the exit. Paul is later seen in Saw IV leaving Jill's drug clinic. In Saw V, Paul is shown being kidnapped by both John and Mark Hoffman for his test in Saw.

Steven Sing[edit]

  • Portrayed by Ken Leung
  • Appears in: Saw, Saw III, Saw V, Saw: The Video Game (mentioned only), Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw

Steven Sing was one of the first detectives assigned to the Jigsaw case. He and his partner, David Tapp, used clues from a video tape to find Jigsaw's warehouse. There, they found Jeff Ridenhour in a trap with drills aimed at his neck. Jigsaw arrived shortly after and activated the device when the officers exposed themselves, forcing them to choose between arresting him or saving Jeff. Sing shot the drills and pursued Jigsaw through the warehouse, after Jigsaw slashed Tapp's throat with a hidden wrist blade. While pursuing him, Sing accidentally activated a tripwire that triggered four overhead shotguns to discharge, killing him. Tapp blamed himself for Sing's death, which ultimately caused him to obsess over capturing Jigsaw. In Saw V a police memorial service was held honoring those who died in their effort to close the Jigsaw case; Sing was among the officers honored.

It is shown in the video game that Sing has a wife named Melissa and a son named Franklin. Melissa encounters Tapp during the game and blames him for the death of her husband. Sing is also frequently mentioned in tapes and documents.

Zep Hindle[edit]

  • Portrayed by Michael Emerson (film) and Jeff Shuter (animated comic)
  • Appears in: Saw: Rebirth, Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw V (mentioned only), Saw 3D, Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw

Zep was an orderly who worked at St. Eustice Hospital, where John Kramer was being treated for his cancer. He formed a bond with John while he was being treated, but John considered him to have "issues of his own".[5] Zep was forced to monitor Adam Stanheight and Dr. Lawrence Gordon's game, in order to obtain the antidote for the slow-acting poison in his blood stream. He was instructed to hold Alison and Diana Gordon captive and kill both them and Lawrence if Lawrence failed to kill Adam by six o'clock. Lawrence failed, but Alison and Diana managed to escape when Detective Tapp arrived and chased Zep to an underground sewage system. After shooting Tapp, Zep proceeded to the site of Adam and Lawrence's test. Zep prepared to kill Lawrence since he shot Adam after the deadline, but Adam, having survived the gunshot, knocks Zep to the floor and beats him to death with a toilet tank cover, believing him to be their captor.

Throughout the film the audience is led to believe Zep is Jigsaw; it's not revealed until the end that Zep is a victim of Jigsaw's game rather than Jigsaw himself. On the DVD commentary for Saw, Leigh Whannell and James Wan stated that Zep enjoyed the sense of power he is given over others that he did not have before. Zep's decomposing corpse is later shown in Saw II, Saw III, and Saw 3D.

Saw II[edit]

Addison Corday[edit]

Addison was a prostitute, and a victim in the Nerve Gas House. Like the other victims, she was framed by Detective Eric Matthews. She attempts to work with the other captives to survive, but upon learning that another victim, Daniel, is Eric Matthews' son, she begins working alone to find an antidote. She reaches into a glass box to retrieve an antidote, and her arms get caught in the razor blade lined sockets. Xavier finds her, but leaves her to bleed to death after reading the number on the back of her neck. In a flashback in Saw IV, she is seen offering John her services, prior to John becoming the Jigsaw Killer. In a flashback in Saw V, she is seen lying unconscious as John and Mark Hoffman set up the Nerve Gas House.

According to the Saw II website, Addison is written to be 29 years old.[6]

Daniel Matthews[edit]

  • Portrayed by Erik Knudsen
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw 3D
  • Status: Alive

Daniel is the son of Detective Eric Matthews. After a falling out with his father, Daniel goes missing but is revealed to have been captured and placed in the Nerve Gas House, with seven people who had served prison terms after being framed by Eric. As the game progresses, Daniel's lineage is discovered and he is abandoned by the other victims. Amanda returns after discovering Jonas' body, and they attempt to flee from Xavier. The chase leads to the bathroom from Saw, and Daniel slices Xavier's throat with a hacksaw, killing him. After these events, Amanda (revealed to be John Kramer's apprentice) takes an unconscious Daniel to John's lair where he is locked in a safe for Eric's test; the safe opens after a two-hour timer expires, and he is found by a SWAT team, with a mask that provided him with oxygen while in the safe. Daniel appears in a flashback in Saw V, lying unconscious on the floor, while John Kramer and Mark Hoffman prepare the Nerve Gas House. In Saw 3D he appears in another flashback, this time with Amanda Young in the bathroom at the end of Saw II.

Daniel Rigg[edit]

  • Portrayed by Lyriq Bent
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

Daniel Rigg was a SWAT Commander that first appears in Saw II, assisting detectives Eric Matthews and Allison Kerry in apprehending Jigsaw. In Saw IV Rigg is put through four trials, in which he is forced to understand Jigsaw's modus operandi. He suffers a gunshot wound to the stomach in his final test, and it is revealed in Saw V that he died of blood loss. In Saw V a police memorial service is held honoring those who died in their effort to close the Jigsaw case; Rigg is among the officers honored.

Eric Matthews[edit]

Main article: Eric Matthews (Saw)

  • Portrayed by Donnie Wahlberg
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

Eric Matthews was a police detective who leads a SWAT team to John's lair in Saw II. It is also implied he had an affair with Det. Alison Kerry, which led to his divorce. When the police raid the lair, John reveals that he has captured Matthews' son, but promises that Matthews will be able to find him in a "safe and secure state" after talking with Jigsaw for two hours. Matthews has been chosen for the game due to his history of police brutality and planting evidence to convict people of crimes they did not commit. Matthews soon loses patience and assaults John, forcing him to take him to the Nerve Gas House. When he enters the bathroom from Saw, Amanda incapacitates him, chains him to a pipe, and leaves him to die.

In Saw III, Matthews escapes the bathroom by breaking his foot and ankle. He pursues and beats Amanda before she gains the upper hand and leaves him for dead. He is later dragged to a cell by a hooded figure, given a brace for his shattered foot, and imprisoned until the time comes for Daniel Rigg's tests in Saw IV. Rigg fails his final test, triggering two large ice blocks to swing down from the ceiling and crush Matthews' head. In Saw V a police memorial service is held honoring those who died in their effort to close the Jigsaw case; Matthews was among the officers that were honored.

Gus Colyard[edit]

  • Portrayed by Tony Nappo
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw II

Gus, a businessman, is a victim of the Nerve Gas House. He and Xavier attempt to use a key on a booby-trapped door, and Gus is shot through the eye while peering through the peephole. Like the other victims, Gus was in the house because he was framed for crimes he did not commit by Eric Matthews.[6] He later appears in a flashback in Saw IV, in which he quarrels with Cecil in Jill Tuck's health clinic. In a flashback in Saw V, Gus is seen lying unconscious while John Kramer and Mark Hoffman set up the Nerve Gas House. It is shown in Saw V that his surname is Colyard, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Peter Strahm.

According to the Saw II website, Gus is written to be 38 years old.[6]

Jonas Singer[edit]

  • Portrayed by Glenn Plummer
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw V
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw II

Jonas appears in Saw II as a victim of the Nerve Gas House. Like the other captives, Jonas had previously been framed and jailed by Detective Eric Matthews, and it is implied that he was gang affiliated. Jonas attempts to work with the others to find an antidote, and is eventually killed by Xavier, with a spiked baseball bat. It is shown in Saw V that his family name is Singer, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Peter Strahm. Jonas briefly appears in Saw V, in which he is seen lying unconscious on the floor, while Jigsaw and Mark Hoffman set up the Nerve Gas House.

According to the Saw II website, Jonas is written to be 41 years old.[6]

Laura Hunter[edit]

  • Portrayed by Beverley Mitchell
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw V
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw II

Laura appears in Saw II as a prisoner of the Nerve Gas House alongside seven other victims, all but one of whom were framed for crimes they did not commit by Detective Eric Matthews. A flashback reveals that Obi Tate had kidnapped her for Jigsaw. Laura works with the others to find an antidote, but succumbs to the nerve agent shortly after discovering that another victim, Daniel, is Eric's son. Laura briefly appears in Saw V lying unconscious, while John Kramer and Mark Hoffman set up the Nerve Gas House. It is shown in Saw V that her surname is Hunter, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Peter Strahm.

According to the Saw II website, Laura is written to be 24 years old.[6]

Michael Marks[edit]

  • Portrayed by Noam Jenkins
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V (mentioned only), Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw II

In Saw II Michael was a police informant working for Detective Eric Matthews. He awoke with a spike-filled mask (called a "Venus flytrap" by Jigsaw) locked around his neck. A videotape and a set of x-ray slides revealed that the key had been surgically implanted behind his right eye, and in order to retrieve it he must remove his eye with a scalpel. He can not bring himself to do it, and when the timer expires the mask closes, killing him.

Michael is seen again in a flashback in Saw IV, in the waiting room of Jill Tuck's clinic. It is shown in Saw V that his surname is Marks, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Peter Strahm.

Michael makes an appearance in Saw 3D, where it is revealed in a flashback sequence that Dr. Lawrence Gordon surgically placed the key behind his eye for the purposes of his test in Saw II.

Obi Tate [edit]

  • Portrayed by Timothy Burd (film) and Marc Carr (game)
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw V, Saw 3D, Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw II

Obi Tate[7] is an arsonist, and a victim of the Nerve Gas House. He remains isolated from the rest of the group until they come across a trap intended for him. A tape recorder reveals that Obi aided Jigsaw in kidnapping the other victims, and Obi is instructed to retrieve two antidote syringes from a furnace, keeping one for himself and giving the other away. When he attempts to retrieve the syringes, he inadvertently triggers a trap that seals and ignites the furnace, burning him alive. A clue given on Obi's tape indicates that he can save himself by closing a valve with a picture of a devil next to it, but will burn himself in the process.

In a flashback in Saw V, his unconscious body is shown being dragged into the nerve gas house by Mark Hoffman. Obi appears in Saw: The Video Game where he is rescued from another furnace by David Tapp. In Saw: The Video Game it is revealed that Obi desires to be tested by Jigsaw repeatedly, thinking of it as a "gift".

Xavier Chavez[edit]

  • Portrayed by Franky G
  • Appears in: Saw II, Saw III, Saw V, Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw II

Xavier Chavez[8] is a drug dealer and a victim of the Nerve Gas House. Like the other victims Xavier had served time in prison after being framed by Detective Eric Matthews. Xavier is instructed to search for antidote syringes hidden around the house. The group finds a test intended for him, in which a key is hidden in a pit of hypodermic syringes, but he throws Amanda into the pit instead. He fails to unlock a door containing the antidote in time, and frustrated by their lack of success, abandons the others. Recalling hints left by Jigsaw on a tape recorder, Xavier realizes that each victim has a number written on the back of their neck that, when combined, will open a safe containing the antidote. Xavier begins hunting down the other victims to collect their numbers before realizing that one of the victims, Daniel, is Eric Matthews' son. He corners Daniel and Amanda in the bathroom from Saw, but Daniel slashes Xavier's throat with a hacksaw, killing him. His corpse appears in Saw III and Saw 3D. In Saw V, he is seen lying unconscious while John Kramer and Mark Hoffman set up the Nerve Gas House.

According to the Saw II website, Xavier is written to be 40 years old.[6]

Saw III[edit]

Corbett Denlon[edit]

Corbett is the neglected daughter of Jeff and Lynn Denlon. She is kidnapped and hidden in Jigsaw's warehouse, given a limited air supply. Jeff learns of her kidnapping upon killing Jigsaw, revealing that to get Corbett back he would have to play another game. However, that game never materialized since he was shot dead by Agent Peter Strahm in Saw IV. During Saw IV, Mark Hoffman is seen holding one of Corbett's stuffed animals when he talks to Agent Lindsey Perez. Corbett has a brief appearance in Saw V where she is seen with the stuffed animal being carried out of the warehouse and given to a police officer by Hoffman. After the end credits on the Director's Cut DVD of Saw VI, Amanda Young 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[edit]

  • Portrayed by Debra McCabe
  • Appears in: Saw III, Saw V (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw III

Danica Scott was the only one to witness the hit-and-run that left Jeff Denlon's son dead. Instead of staying to testify, Danica fled the scene, and is later kidnapped as part of Jeff's tests. She is stripped nude and suspended by her wrists in a freezer room. Once Jeff enters, two metal poles start spraying Danica with water at random intervals. She manages to convince Jeff to help her, but she freezes solid before he can retrieve the key from behind frozen metal bars.

Dylan Denlon[edit]

  • Portrayed by Stefan Georgiou
  • Appears in: Saw III, Saw IV
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw III

Dylan Denlon is Jeff and Lynn Denlon's deceased son. He is run over by a drunk driver named Timothy Young. Since Timothy did not get the punishment he deserved, Jeff becomes vengeful, which is why he is tested in Saw III.

Judge Halden[edit]

  • Portrayed by Barry Flatman
  • Appears in: Saw III, Saw V (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw III

Halden is a judge who presided over the case of Timothy Young, the drunk driver who killed Jeff Denlon's son, Dylan. Halden is 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. He is chained at the neck to the bottom of a large vat being filled with liquified pig corpses. The key to free him is in an incinerator filled with Dylan's belongings; Jeff reluctantly burns the items to retrieve the key, and frees Halden in time. Later, while confronting Timothy Young, Jeff accidentally triggers a shotgun that discharges into Halden's face, killing him.

Jeff Denlon[edit]

  • Portrayed by Angus Macfadyen
  • Appears in: Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

Jeff is one of John's victims in Saw III. Due to his obsession with vengeance against those that were involved in the death of his son, Dylan, Jeff is kidnapped and subjected to a series of encounters with those he held accountable for the incident and is faced with the choice of saving them or allowing them to die in their traps. In Jeff's final test he confronts Jigsaw himself to prove he has learned how to forgive. Jeff tells John Kramer he forgives him before slicing his throat with a circular saw. Upon killing John, Jeff inadvertently triggers a device that kills his wife, Lynn. Before dying, John plays a tape revealing Jeff must undergo another test to save his daughter, but in Saw IV he is killed by Agent Peter Strahm, who appears while he tries to rescue Eric Matthews, shortly after.

Jill Tuck [edit]

  • Portrayed by Betsy Russell
  • Appears in: Saw: Rebirth, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D, Jigsaw (mentioned only), Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Jill Tuck, the ex-wife of John Kramer, appears briefly in Saw III as part of a memory that John recalls while he is undergoing brain surgery. She is interrogated by FBI Agents Peter Strahm and Lindsey Perez in Saw IV, revealing Jigsaw's backstory. In Saw V, after John's death, Jill visits his lawyer to hear his will, during which she is bequeathed a box containing his last intended test subjects, including one test that Jill must carry out herself. Submitting to his final wishes, Jill placed Mark Hoffman in a seemingly inescapable trap, intending to kill him.

After Hoffman escapes the trap, Jill flees to his precinct station and asks for help from Detective Matt Gibson in Internal Affairs, offering to incriminate Hoffman in exchange for immunity and protection. While Jill is in protective custody, Hoffman infiltrates the station and kills her with the reverse bear trap. Her death is subsequently avenged by Dr. Lawrence Gordon, who was instructed in a tape left for him by John to watch over Jill and to act immediately on John's behalf if anything happened to her.

She is briefly mentioned in Jigsaw, when it is revealed that the main game is taking place at a pig farm that had been owned by her family, until it had to close due to an outbreak of Aujeszky's disease.

Lynn Denlon[edit]

  • Portrayed by Bahar Soomekh
  • Appears in: Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw III

Lynn is an ER doctor who is kidnapped in Saw III by Amanda and tasked with keeping John Kramer alive until another victim completes his test. Amanda Young locks a collar around Lynn's neck; if John dies or she moves too far out of range the collar will fire five shotgun shells at her head. She looks after John and performs an improvised brain surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, while her husband Jeff faces a series of tests. Amanda refuses to free Lynn after Jeff completes his test, jealous of the attention John showed her and not believing she had learned anything. Amanda, unaware that Lynn is married to Jeff, shoots her. Jeff enters the room after Lynn is shot and retaliates by shooting Amanda; he then kills John with a circular saw, unwittingly activating Lynn's collar. Her corpse is seen in Saw IV and Saw V. It is revealed in Saw VI that Hoffman blackmailed Amanda into killing Lynn. In Saw 3D, it is revealed that it was Dr. Lawrence Gordon who suggested her as a test subject.

Mark Hoffman [edit]

Main article: Mark Hoffman

  • Portrayed by Costas Mandylor
  • Appears in: Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D, Saw: The Video Game (mentioned only), Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Unknown (likely deceased)
  • Died in: Saw 3D (possibly)

Mark is briefly introduced in Saw III as a detective investigating the scene of Troy's inescapable trap. In Saw IV he is placed in a trap as a part of Officer Daniel Rigg's test. However, he is later revealed to be John Kramer's accomplice after he frees himself and leaves Rigg to die. Saw V reveals that Hoffman's sister was murdered by her abusive boyfriend, and that Hoffman took revenge by placing him in an inescapable trap made to look like one of John's. John found out about the trap and blackmailed Hoffman into working for him, but Hoffman eventually became a willing apprentice and aided him in nearly every subsequent trap.

When Agent Peter Strahm closes in on him, Hoffman kills and frames him. In Saw VI, he kills two FBI agents and a technician who threaten to expose his secret. Jill Tuck attempts to kill him with an updated reverse bear trap, as per John's request, although he manages to escape wounded. In Saw 3D, he sneaks into the police station, kills everyone standing between him and Jill, then kills her with the original reverse bear trap John had used on Amanda Young. After she dies, he destroys his warehouse and attempts to leave town. However, before he can leave, Hoffman is abducted by Dr. Lawrence Gordon and left to die in the bathroom from Saw.

According to producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg, Hoffman is named after late Saw producer Gregg Hoffman, who died shortly after the announcement of Saw III.

Timothy Young[edit]

Timothy Young is the drunk driver who killed Jeff Denlon's son, Dylan. Timothy is only sentenced to six months, fueling Jeff's thirst for vengeance. In Saw III, he is kidnapped and placed in a device called "The Rack", which begins to rotate, twisting and breaking each of his limbs one-by-one. Jeff is initially content with watching Timothy die, but decides to help him. However, Jeff is too late and the device twists Timothy's head, fatally breaking his neck before Jeff can retrieve the key. Timothy appears in a flashback in Saw VI, lying unconscious before being placed in The Rack.

According to Jigsaw, Timothy was 27 years old when he died.[9]

Troy[edit]

  • Portrayed by J. Larose
  • Appears in: Saw III, Saw IV
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw III

Troy is one of Amanda's first victims, chosen because of his long prison record for unnamed crimes despite having a privileged upbringing. Troy is tasked with tearing eleven chains from his flesh before a bomb detonates, but he is unable to remove the final chain in his mandible in time. It is revealed that Troy's only exit from the trap had been welded shut, leaving him no means of escape even if he had removed all the chains. Troy is later seen in a flashback in Saw IV, in the waiting room of Jill's clinic.

Saw IV[edit]

Adam Heffner[edit]

  • Portrayed by James Van Patten
  • Appears in: Saw IV, Saw VI, Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Dr. Adam Heffner is the medical examiner who performed John's autopsy, in the beginning of Saw IV. He appeared briefly in Saw VI, where he tells Detective Mark Hoffman and Agents Lindsey Perez and Dan Erickson that he performed the autopsies on all of Jigsaw's victims, and that a different knife was used to cut the jigsaw piece from Seth Baxter's flesh. In Saw 3D, he is killed by Hoffman, who hides in a body bag in order to gain access to the morgue.

Art Blank[edit]

  • Portrayed by Justin Louis
  • Appears in: Saw IV, Saw V, Saw 3D, Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

Art was a lawyer involved in a housing development project with John Kramer and Jill Tuck, before John's transformation into The Jigsaw Killer. Art is targeted by John for successfully defending guilty people, including Brenda (a pimp), Ivan Landsness (a rapist), and Rex (an abusive husband). Art first appeared in a trap that pits him against another victim, Trevor. Both were chained at the neck to a winch and Art's mouth was sewn shut, as were Trevor's eyes, rendering communication impossible. Trevor panics and attempts to kill Art and Art is forced to kill Trevor in order to retrieve the key attached to his collar, tearing his mouth open in the process. He later has a hand in setting up the tests for Daniel Rigg. He is tasked with keeping Eric Matthews and Mark Hoffman alive throughout the 90 minutes of Rigg's tests, wearing a device strapped to his back with a set of pincers poised to cut through his spine. Once the timer runs out, he is to press a button that will free him and both captives. However, Rigg crashes through the door with one second to spare, causing Eric's death, and then shoots Art in the head after mistaking the tape recorder in his hand for a gun. He is seen in archival footage in Saw V, and is seen in a photograph with John outside the Gideon Meatpacking Plant in the police station's evidence room in Saw 3D.

Brenda[edit]

  • Portrayed by Sarain Boylan
  • Appears in: Saw IV
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

Brenda was a pimp who appears in Saw IV as a victim in Daniel Rigg's game. Art Blank had acted as her lawyer in previous criminal trials and got her acquitted. Brenda was placed in a machine designed to tear her scalp from her head and Rigg is instructed to simply walk away from her as she is not worth saving. After he dialed the lock combination written on the gears to release her, she attacked him with a knife that had been hidden in the room. Rigg subdued her by throwing her into a mirror, and by the time the police arrived at the scene she had already died from blood loss. She had been told by Jigsaw that Rigg was there to arrest her and the only way to prevent Rigg from sending her to prison for her crimes was to kill him.

Cecil Adams[edit]

  • Portrayed by Billy Otis
  • Appears in: Saw IV, Saw V (mentioned only), Saw VI, Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

Cecil[10] was a drug addict who played a large role in John Kramer's transformation into The Jigsaw Killer. As Jill Tuck was closing down her drug rehabilitation clinic for the night, he begged her to let him back in; once inside, he robbed the facility and shoved a door into her stomach while fleeing, inadvertently causing her to have a miscarriage. John later abducted Cecil and placed him in the first Jigsaw trap: a chair with razor blade restraints, from which he can only escape by pushing his face through a set of knives. The chair collapsed and Cecil charged at John, who stepped aside allowing Cecil to fall into a tangle of razor wire, killing him. In Saw VI, it is shown that Cecil robbed Jill's clinic at Amanda Young's request.

Crime Scene Photographer[edit]

  • Portrayed by Joanne Boland
  • Appears in: Saw IV
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

The Crime Scene Photographer discovers a bullet at the scene of Allison Kerry's trap clamped between Kerry's corpse and the trap. Later, at the elementary school trap, a crime scene technician inadvertently triggers a device that fires a steel spike into the Crime Scene Photographer's head, killing her.

Fisk[edit]

  • Portrayed by Mike Realba
  • Appears in: Saw IV, Saw V
  • Status: Alive

Fisk is a detective who first appears in Saw IV working with agents Peter Strahm and Lindsey Perez. In Saw IV, he discovers Daniel Rigg's fingerprints at the scene of Allison Kerry's death on a bullet casing lodged between her body and the trap. In Saw V, he is present at the Gideon Meatpacking Plant when the FBI rescues Mark Hoffman and Corbett Denlon. Fisk is also seen in flashbacks with Hoffman at the scene of Seth Baxter's death and is later told by Hoffman to keep him in the loop about the Jigsaw murders.

Ivan Landsness[edit]

  • Portrayed by Marty Adams
  • Appears in: Saw IV
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

Ivan appears 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 is part of Daniel Rigg's second test. Following instructions, Daniel Rigg forces him into an adjoining motel room, where they are both confronted with video and photographic evidence of Ivan's exploits. Enraged, Rigg forces Ivan into a prearranged trap, and supplies him with the tools to escape: two buttons that will drive blades into his eyes. Ivan only blinds one eye before the 60-second timer runs out, and the trap rips off three of his limbs and throws his body across the room.

Lindsey Perez[edit]

  • Portrayed by Athena Karkanis
  • Appears in: Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI

Lindsey Perez is an FBI agent assigned to the Jigsaw case along with her partner, Agent Peter Strahm. Informed by Detective Allison Kerry that two officers might be in danger, she and Strahm investigate the disappearances of Daniel Rigg and Mark Hoffman. As they follow the trail of Rigg's tests it becomes apparent that they themselves were being targeted by Jigsaw. Lindsey barely escapes 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 Lindsey. As she leaned in to hear the tape, the Billy doll's face exploded sending shrapnel into her face and neck. 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 is revealed to be alive in Saw VI, with prominent facial scars, and is back on the Jigsaw case. Dismissive of Strahm being Jigsaw's accomplice, she and Agent Dan Erickson investigate abnormalities in each crime scene that implicates Strahm, including a distorted tape made by Hoffman. As soon as the tape is unscrambled Hoffman fatally stabs her. When Hoffman demands to know who else is aware of his secret, she says "everyone" before dying. Her body, and everything else in the audio lab is set on fire to destroy the evidence.

Morgan and Rex [edit]

  • Portrayed by Janet Land and Ron Lea
  • Appears in: Saw IV
  • Status: Morgan alive; Rex deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV (Rex only)

Morgan and Rex are a married couple. Rigg suspected Rex of abusing his wife and their daughter Jane but is unable to arrest him as Morgan and Jane refused to testify against him. In frustration, Daniel Rigg punches Rex, prompting his lawyer Art to threaten him with a lawsuit. Mark Hoffman intercedes, claiming Rigg was acting in self-defense and the matter was dropped. Rex and Morgan are later put into a Jigsaw test as part of Rigg's game. The pair are locked back to back in a harness, their bodies impaled with several long spikes. A tape left for Morgan informs her that she could free herself by removing the spikes but would kill Rex in the process. When Rigg found the pair, Rex was dead and Morgan was unconscious, having removed all but one spike. He gave her the key to the harness and told her she would have to save herself, then set off a fire alarm to alert the authorities to her location. When found by Agents Peter Strahm and Lindsey Perez, Morgan said that Rigg had saved her.

Peter Strahm[edit]

  • Portrayed by Scott Patterson
  • Appears in: Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw V

Peter Strahm is an FBI Agent assigned to the Jigsaw case. He and his partner, Lindsey Perez, arrive at the scene of Allison Kerry's death shortly after the police find her body. He is the first to theorize that Jigsaw may have had more than one accomplice. He interrogates Jill Tuck gaining information on Jigsaw's background, while pursuing Daniel Rigg. His investigation leads him to the Gideon Meatpacking Plant, where he discovers the corpses of Jigsaw, Amanda, and Lynn, in the makeshift sickroom. Strahm kills Jeff Denlon in self-defense before Hoffman locks him in. Early in Saw V, Strahm finds a hidden exit, but is captured and placed in a trap (a glass cube around his head that fills with water) meant to kill him. He survives by removing a pen from his shirt pocket and using the plastic tube to perform a makeshift tracheotomy on himself. Subsequently, his boss, Dan Erickson, removes him from the case. Strahm conducts his own investigation, now suspicious of Hoffman. He is eventually crushed to death in a trap room when he fails to follow Hoffman's instructions, and Hoffman plants his cell phone at a crime scene to frame him as Jigsaw's second accomplice.

In Saw VI Hoffman emerges from the casket below the trap and uses Strahm's severed hand to place his fingerprints at additional crime scenes. As soon as Agents Lindsey Perez and Dan Erickson unravel the deception, Hoffman murders them and again leaves Strahm's fingerprints at the scene before setting it on fire.

Tracy Rigg[edit]

  • Portrayed by Ingrid Hart
  • Appears in: Saw IV
  • Status: Alive

Tracy Rigg, the wife of Daniel Rigg, is often home alone because he spends so much time at his job. He arrives home just as she is about to leave for a few days and stay with her mother; she tries to persuade him to come with her, but he declines. Before leaving, she tells him that he cannot save everyone.

Trevor[edit]

  • Portrayed by Kevin Rushton
  • Appears in: Saw IV, Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw IV

Trevor appears in Saw IV as a victim placed in a trap with Art Blank. Both are chained at the neck to a winch; the key is attached to Trevor's collar, however, Trevor's eyes are sewn shut, as well as Art's mouth, rendering communication impossible. In a panic, Trevor blindly stabs Art in the leg with a hook, and Art kills him to retrieve the key. In Saw 3D it is revealed that Dr. Lawrence Gordon had sewn Trevor's eyes shut.

Saw V[edit]

Angelina Acombe[edit]

Angelina Acombe, the younger sister of Detective Mark Hoffman, was murdered by her boyfriend Seth Baxter. He received a life sentence, but was released from prison on a technicality after only five years. For revenge, Hoffman captured Seth and placed him in an inescapable trap that slices him in half with a pendulum, even though he follows the instructions. John Kramer learns of the trap and uses this knowledge to coerce Hoffman into becoming his apprentice.

Ashley[edit]

  • Portrayed by Laura Gordon
  • Appears in: Saw V, Saw VI (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw V

Ashley is one of the five victims placed in the main game in Saw V. In the first room, the victims have collars locked around their necks connected to cables that will pull them back toward a set of blades positioned to decapitate them. The keys to the collars are at the other end of the room, and they have 60 seconds to free themselves before the collars retract. All but Ashley free themselves in time. She is a former fire inspector who lost her job after writing a report to cover up an arson fire in which eight people died.

Brit[edit]

  • Portrayed by Julie Benz
  • Appears in: Saw V, Saw VI (mentioned only)
  • Status: Alive

The vice president of a real estate company, Brit is placed in a series of four traps along with four other people. The five victims believe that one person will have to die in each room in order for the others to move ahead; Brit fatally stabs Luba through the neck with an electrical screwdriver in the third room. However, in the final room, she realizes that the group could have worked together so that everyone would survive. She and Mallick, the only other person to reach this point, also learn that the members of the group were connected through a building fire that killed eight people, which she had orchestrated. Brit and Mallick are forced to saw their arms in order to obtain enough blood to open the exit door. As she crawls from the room, Dan Erickson finds her and calls for medical assistance.

Charles[edit]

  • Portrayed by Carlo Rota
  • Appears in: Saw V, Saw VI (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw V

Charles, a journalist, is a victim in the main game of Saw V alongside four other people. He is shown to be intelligent and to possess knowledge about the other victims and their mutual involvement in an arson scam. He attacks Mallick in the second room, to obtain a key to a bomb shelter, but is attacked by Luba with a metal bar and left to die as the other three victims move to safety from the explosive devices in the room. Charles realizes too late that the bomb shelters are large enough to fit more than one person, and dies when the bombs detonate. Charles had been writing a report about the arson of the building that burned down, but buried the story.

Dan Erickson[edit]

  • Portrayed by Mark Rolston
  • Appears in: Saw V, Saw VI
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI

Dan Erickson[11] is an FBI agent in charge of the Jigsaw case, with Peter Strahm and Lindsey Perez working under him. He relieves Peter Strahm of duty following his narrow escape from a Jigsaw trap and becomes increasingly wary of him as Strahm becomes obsessed with Jigsaw. When he is informed by Mark Hoffman that Strahm believes there to be another Jigsaw accomplice, Erickson places a trace on Strahm's mobile phone to find him. He finds the phone (planted by Hoffman) at the scene of a Jigsaw game, and puts out an all-points bulletin for Strahm's arrest.

In Saw VI, Dan Erickson and Lindsey Perez, whose death was faked for her protection, resume the investigation and probe Strahm's apparent link to John Kramer. As they uncover evidence that indicates Strahm was framed, their suspicion of Hoffman grows. Once their audio lab technician removes the distortion from the Seth Baxter tape, revealing Hoffman as John's accomplice, he slashes Erickson's jugular vein and stabs Perez to death. Erickson is still alive as Hoffman pours gasoline over him and sets the lab on fire to destroy the evidence.

Luba Gibbs[edit]

  • Portrayed by Meagan Good
  • Appears in: Saw V, Saw VI (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw V

Luba, a city planner, was a victim in the main game of Saw V, alongside four other people. After surviving the first room, Luba assaults Charles after he attacks Mallick, leaving Charles to die when explosive devices in the second room detonate. In the third room, Brit fatally stabs her in the neck, stating that she did not trust Luba, and she and Mallick use the corpse as an electrical conductor to open the door to the final room.

It is revealed that Luba played a role in an arson scam that killed eight people, an event that links 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 a building Mallick burned down.

Mallick[edit]

  • Portrayed by Greg Bryk
  • Appears in: Saw V, Saw VI (mentioned only), Saw 3D
  • Status: Alive

Mallick, an arsonist and heroin addict, is one of five victims in the main game in Saw V. Suspicious of the other victims, Mallick managed to survive the first trap, and is saved by Luba in the second test at the expense of Charles' life, but she turns on him in the third trap. Mallick is rescued by Brit who murders Luba and the pair used Luba's body to close the circuits and open the door to the final room. In the final test, Mallick began to understand his connection to the other victims that is 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 were meant to work together to win, are forced to provide 10 pints of blood to open the exit door. Mallick passes out from blood loss as Brit crawls out of the room, and both he and Brit are taken to safety by Erickson.

In Saw 3D, Mallick appears in Bobby Dagen's support group, wearing a cast on his injured arm.

Pamela Jenkins[edit]

  • Portrayed by Samantha Lemole
  • Appears in: Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D (mentioned only), Saw: The Video Game (mentioned only)
  • Status: Alive

Pamela is a reporter following the Jigsaw killings who first appears in Saw V, attending a press conference being held by Mark Hoffman. In Saw VI she begins pursuing Jill Tuck for information about Jigsaw, presenting her with a letter found at an earlier Jigsaw crime scene, later revealed to be that given by Mark Hoffman to Amanda Young. She is kidnapped and placed in a cell opposite Tara and Brent's with a message telling her that she is there as punishment for sensationalizing his story and twisting his message for her own gain, and will be forced to "experience the meaning of sacrifice" and "see the consequence for those who unjustly hurt others". At the end of William Easton's game, 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 that kills William as Pamela watches. Pamela also appears in Saw: The Video Game, providing information to another journalist, Oswald McGillicutty, who plans to write a book and not credit Pamela. Knowing this, Pamela steals all his notes, preventing him from writing the book, in order to write a book of her own. Despite her relationship to William Easton, the game and films show her last name as Jenkins.

Seth Baxter[edit]

  • Portrayed by Joris Jarsky
  • Appears in: Saw V, Saw VI, Saw II: Flesh and Blood (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw V

Seth Baxter is the boyfriend and murderer of Mark 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 member, kidnaps Seth and puts him in a trap that mimics Jigsaw's methods but is rigged to be inescapable. He is told that he must put his hands into two presses and push buttons to crush them in order to avoid being killed by a swinging pendulum blade. Even though he does so, the pendulum still descends and slices him in half as Hoffman watches through a peephole.

Saw VI[edit]

Addy and Allen[edit]

  • Portrayed by Janelle Hutchison and Shawn Ahmed.
  • Appears in: Saw VI, Saw 3D (Addy; Allen mentioned only)
  • Status: Addy Alive; Allen Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI (Allen only)

Addy and Allen, William Easton's secretary and file clerk, are victims forced to take part in his second game at the abandoned Rowan Zoological Institute.[12] They are standing on retractable ledges with barbed wire nooses around their necks and their hands tied behind their backs, while William holds two chains connected to the ledges. In order to move on, he has to drop one chain and let that person die. He is presented with information that Addy is a diabetic and in poor health but has a family, while Allen is young and healthy, but is all alone. William is forced to choose whether to act by his company's policy or by his own morals, and the chains are gradually reeled in, making it harder for William to keep holding them; he finally chooses to save Addy, and Allen's noose cuts his throat and strangles him to death when his ledge retracts.

In Saw 3D, Addy is part of Bobby Dagen's support group.

Brent and Tara Abbott [edit]

Brent and Tara Abbott are the teenage son and widow of a man named Harold Abbott whose health insurance policy is revoked by William Easton on a technicality, resulting in his eventual death. They are captured and placed in one of two cages at the abandoned Rowan Zoological Institute[12] at the end of William's series of tests, with Pamela Jenkins in the other. Once William reaches the end, Tara and Brent are given the choice of sparing his life or ending it. Despite expressing anger for her husband's death, Tara listens to the pleas for mercy from both William and Pamela, and cannot bring herself to kill William. However, Brent cannot forgive him and triggers the device himself, causing a platform of needles to swing down into William's back and inject him with hydrofluoric acid. Pamela, Tara, and Brent watch in horror as he is dissolved from the inside out.

In Saw 3D, Tara is part of Bobby Dagen's support group.

Carousel Room Victims[edit]

  • Portrayed by James Gilbert (Aaron), Darius McCrary (Dave), Larissa Gomes (Emily), Melanie Scrofano (Gena), Shawn Mathieson (Josh), Karen Cliche (Shelby)
  • Appears in: Saw VI, Saw 3D (Emily; Others mentioned only)
  • Status: Emily and Shelby Alive; Others Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI (excluding Emily and Shelby)

Aaron, Dave, Emily, Gena, Josh, and Shelby (collectively referred to as "The Dog Pit" by their boss, William Easton) are six of William's junior associates, who did the investigative work as a team to weed out health insurance applications and claims that can be denied. They are placed at the abandoned Rowan Zoological Institute[12] in the last of William's four tests, and are chained to a carousel facing a shotgun that's controlled by the gears of a bicycle. Just as their work resulted in ⅔ of all applications being denied or prematurely terminated, William can save only ⅓ of the group of six; two of them can be saved by pushing two buttons that will drive a spike through William's hand, and divert the shotgun upward while the other four will die. If he does nothing, all six will be killed. Each argues, trying to win William's favor as he struggles with his decisions. Aaron begs for William to follow the company's policy until he's shot, Emily states her two kids can't grow up without her and lives, Gena claims she is pregnant and she dies, Dave tries to bribe William and is killed, Shelby pleads for her life to take care of her sick parents and survives, while Josh attempts to appease William by claiming that Shelby is not to be trusted. William ultimately decides to save Emily and Shelby, who are respectively the second and fifth to be stopped on the carousel. Aaron (the first), Gena (the second), Dave (the third), and Josh (the fourth and final) are left to die in that order.

In Saw 3D, Emily is part of Bobby Dagen's support group.

Debbie[edit]

  • Portrayed by Caroline Cave
  • Appears in: Saw VI, Saw 3D (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI

Debbie is the attorney for Umbrella Health and William Easton. She is kidnapped, tied up and placed in William's third test at the abandoned Rowan Zoological Institute;[12] a device is strapped to her chest that will shoot a spear through her head unless she reaches the end of a steel cage maze in 90 seconds. After Debbie unties herself, William has to help her by diverting jets of scalding steam away from her path and onto himself. After reaching the end of the maze, she discovers that the key to her device is sewn into William's side. She attacks him with a circular saw but is unable to retrieve the key before her time runs out, and the device activates, killing her, and she falls to the bottom of the shaft.

Eddie[edit]

  • Portrayed by Marty Moreau
  • Appears in: Saw VI
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI

Eddie is a predatory lending banker and a part of a game in Saw VI, along with his co-worker Simone, in which they are placed in adjoining cells. He wears a head harness with screws poised at the temples, and has a knife and a meat cleaver. A balance scale is placed between his and Simone's cell, and the one who can cut off more weight in flesh in 60 seconds will live, while the other will be killed by the screws boring into his or her skull. Eddie, being overweight, slices several chunks of flesh from his stomach, but Simone severs her left arm and tips the scale in her favor, leading to Eddie's death.

Hank[edit]

  • Portrayed by Gerry Mendicino
  • Appears in: Saw VI, Saw 3D (mentioned only)
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI

Hank is a janitor for Umbrella Health, working for William Easton. He is kidnapped and placed in the first of William's four tests, a vice-like trap that will crush either his or William's chest, leaving only one survivor. Jigsaw informs them that every breath they take will cause the vice to tighten and that Hank is a smoker, despite a history of health problems. Even though William encourages Hank to hold his breath he is unable to do so, and continues breathing heavily until the vice crushes him.

Harold Abbott[edit]

  • Portrayed by George Newbern
  • Appears in: Saw VI
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI

Harold is the husband of Tara and father of 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 eventually died from heart disease. Tara and Brent are placed in a game in which they can choose to let William live or die. Brent kills William by activating a platform of needles that inject hydrofluoric acid into his body, as an act of revenge for William's role in Harold's death.

Sachi[edit]

  • Portrayed by Ginger Busch
  • Appears in: Saw VI
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI

Sachi is a forensic technician. Sachi is tasked with analyzing the Seth Baxter tape by Agents Dan Erickson and Lindsey Perez. Sachi later calls the agents and Hoffman to see her restore the tape. When she does, showing Mark Hoffman as the real Jigsaw accomplice, he goes berserk and uses Sachi as a human shield, with Agent Perez accidentally shooting her in the back.

Security Guard[edit]

  • Portrayed by Karl Campbell
  • Appears in: Saw VI
  • Status: Unknown

The Security Guard is an African American man who worked at Umbrella Health as a night security guard. The night when William is kidnapped, he is shot by his boss by accident. He tries to warn William about Jigsaw, but before he can do so, William is knocked out by a man wearing a cloak and pig mask. His ultimate fate is unknown.

Simone[edit]

Simone is a predatory lending banker, who is placed in a game with her co-worker Eddie. They are placed in adjoining cells. Since they have figuratively extracted "pounds of flesh" from loan recipients who they knew could never pay them back, they will literally have to do the same in order to survive. She wears a head harness with screws poised at the temples, and has a knife and a meat cleaver. A balance scale is placed between her and Eddie's cell; whichever one cuts off the most weight in flesh in sixty seconds will live, while the other will be killed by the screws boring into his or her skull. Eddie, being overweight, slices several chunks of flesh from his stomach, but Simone chops off her left arm and tips the scale in her favor. Simone survives and is later questioned by Hoffman and the FBI in her hospital room. She angrily lashes out at Hoffman when he asks her if she learned anything from her experience.

Simone appears in Saw 3D, at Bobby Dagen's support group, still bitter from her experience and wearing a prosthetic arm.

William Easton[edit]

  • Portrayed by Peter Outerbridge
  • Appears in: Saw VI, Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw VI

William Easton is an insurance executive at Umbrella Health who is tested in Saw VI. He helped fund Jill Tuck's rehab clinic; later, he informed John that his company would not cover the cost of an experimental treatment for John's cancer, based on a probability formula he invented, which his company uses to reject insurance coverage for people with fatal conditions. He is placed in the abandoned Rowan Zoological Institute[12] and given 60 minutes to complete four tests, or else the explosives strapped to his limbs will detonate. The tests force him to make decisions about who will live or die and re-examine his policy. After completing his tests William is confronted by Tara and Brent (the widow and son of a man whose coverage had been cancelled by William, and subsequently died as a result). William learns that Tara and Brent have the choice to either let William live or kill him. He, along with his captured sister, Pamela Jenkins, convince Tara to let him live, but Brent activates a device that drives a bed of needles into William's back. A vat of hydrofluoric acid is pumped through the needles, dissolving his body in half and killing him.

He is mentioned in Saw 3D on a newscast stating that his remains were found along with the other victims from Saw VI.

Saw 3D[edit]

Bobby Dagen[edit]

Bobby Dagen is the author of a self-help book based on his accounts of surviving a Jigsaw trap. In reality, however, he made the entire story up in order to find quick fame and success. He is abducted and put into a series of six tests at the abandoned Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital, along with his wife Joyce and three of his key staff members. The first test requires him to escape from a cage suspended above a series of spikes on the floor, which he achieves by releasing the cage's bottom end and swinging himself far enough to jump free. The next three tests each lead to the death of one of his staff members; in the fifth, he must pull out two of his teeth in order to obtain the combination to the door leading to Joyce. For the final test, he must undergo the ordeal that he claimed to have endured in his book: drive two meathooks through his pectoral muscles, then haul himself up to connect two extension cords and shut off the electrified wire around Joyce's platform. As he is about to plug in the cords, the hooks tear through his flesh and he drops to the floor, and he watches helplessly as a large metal capsule slams shut around Joyce and she is incinerated within it. His ultimate fate is left unknown.

Brad, Dina, and Ryan[edit]

  • Portrayed by Sebastian Pigott (Brad), Anne Lee Greene (Dina), Jon Cor (Ryan)
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: Brad and Ryan Alive; Dina Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D (Dina only)

These three victims are placed in a storefront window at a public shopping center. Brad and Ryan are chained by the wrists to opposite ends of a worktable, while Dina is suspended above them. A movable carriage with three saws is attached to the table. Billy the puppet informs them that Dina has manipulated both men's affections for her in order to coerce them into stealing for her. Since she claimed to love each man, they will have the chance to fight for her love and their survival. In order to free her, one will have to push the carriage to the other's end within 60 seconds, killing him; alternatively, they can spare each other and Dina will die once the timer runs out. After a brief fight in which Dina tries convincing both men to kill each other, Brad is slightly wounded. Ryan then offers a truce and they allow Dina to be cut in half by the center wheel.

They are later seen at Bobby Dagen's Jigsaw survivors meeting. According to the producers' commentary, Brad and Ryan are the two men in the pig masks that help Lawrence Gordon abduct Hoffman.

Cale[edit]

  • Portrayed by Dean Armstrong
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Cale is Bobby Dagen's best friend and co-conspirator. He is accused of "hearing no evil", after choosing to help Bobby carry out his scheme to become famous by fabricating an account of surviving a trap. At the abandoned Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital, Cale is blindfolded, with a noose attached to a winch, standing at one end of a hallway with no floor, only the support beams and a few loose planks. Bobby is at the other end, and the key to free Cale hangs from the ceiling between them. In 60 seconds, Bobby attempts to guide Cale across the hallway, and get the key. Bobby throws the key to Cale, who misses catching it and dies when the winch lifts him off his feet.

Dan, Evan, Jake, and Kara[edit]

  • Portrayed by Dru Viergever (Dan), Chester Bennington (Evan), Benjamin Clost (Jake), Gabby West (Kara)
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: All Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

These four victims, all members of a racist neo-naziskinhead gang, are placed in a trap set inside a junkyard's garage. Evan's back, arms, and legs are glued to the driver's seat of a car whose rear end is up on jacks. His girlfriend Kara is tied to the floor with barbed wire, her head directly beneath the rear wheel; Dan stands strapped to a pole behind the car, with chains attached to the bumper connected to his wrists and jaw; Jake is chained to the closed garage door, in front of the car. In order to save them and himself, Evan must tear himself loose from the seat and pull a lever protruding from the car's engine compartment within 30 seconds. He fails to do so, and the car is dropped off its jacks, crushing Kara's head. As it speeds forward, Dan's arms and jaw are ripped off, Jake is hit and killed, and the car crashes into a pile of wrecked cars outside, causing Evan to go flying through the windshield and killing him. Mark Hoffman later steals Dan's corpse in order to use it as a decoy, while hiding in its body bag in order to sneak into the police station and find Jill Tuck.

Donna Evans[edit]

Donna Evans is the host of Daybreak, a talk show produced at the Stage 6 Studios, who invited Bobby Dagen for an interview. During the interview, she asked Bobby about the public attention he got due to his national tour, during which he promoted his book.

Joyce Dagen[edit]

  • Portrayed by Gina Holden
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Joyce is Bobby Dagen's wife, and is unaware that he lied about surviving a Jigsaw trap. She is placed in Bobby's test at the abandoned Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital. She wakes up with a collar connected to her neck that gradually draws her closer to the floor, as she watches Bobby's progress. He makes it in time to save her, and must re-enact the test he claimed to have survived; however, he fails to complete it, resulting in Joyce being enclosed in a brazen bull and incinerated.

Matt Gibson[edit]

  • Portrayed by Chad Donella
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Matt Gibson is an internal affairs detective who takes an interest in the Jigsaw case when Jill Tuck asks to speak to him personally. She offers to turn over evidence of Mark Hoffman's crimes in exchange for police protection and immunity from prosecution. When Gibson was a uniformed officer, he was attacked by a homeless man who took his gun; Hoffman ordered the man to drop the weapon, then killed him. The incident led Gibson to mistrust Hoffman from that moment on, and he and his partner Rogers lead the efforts to find him. Clues left by Hoffman lead Gibson to the observation area of Bobby Dagen's tests, where he and the two officers accompanying him are killed by a remote-controlled machine gun placed in the room.

Nina[edit]

  • Portrayed by Naomi Snieckus
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Nina is Bobby Dagen's publicist, who is accused of "speaking no evil" by being his greatest link to the media but never revealing the truth of Bobby being a fraud. She is brought to the abandoned Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital; locked in a straitjacket and surrounded by four spikes aimed at her neck, Nina has a fishing line down her throat, with a key on the hook at its end. Bobby has 60 seconds to pull the hook up from her stomach. Attached to the mechanism is a decibel meter that brings the spikes closer to Nina whenever the sound level rises above a whisper. The timer starts and Bobby repeatedly stops to quiet Nina's screams before he finally retrieves the key, but he is too late and the trap kills her.

Palmer[edit]

  • Portrayed by Kim Schraner
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Palmer is an Internal Affairs officer who works with Gibson and traces Hoffman's location based on video messages he sends in. As Hoffman searches for Jill Tuck, he kills Palmer by breaking her neck, then uses her body to trick another officer into opening the door leading to the holding cell area.

Rogers[edit]

  • Portrayed by Laurence Anthony
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Rogers is an Internal Affairs officer who helps Gibson investigate Mark Hoffman. Once Matt Gibson figures out Hoffman's location, he puts Rogers in charge of guarding Jill Tuck, who has been moved to a holding cell in the police station for her protection. After Hoffman sneaks into the station, he kills every officer standing between him and Jill; Rogers is killed when he is shot through his eye.

Sidney[edit]

Sidney is a Jigsaw survivor who appears at Bobby Dagen's support group. She reveals that she had been placed in a trap with her abusive boyfriend, Alex. Hanging above a series of upturned lawnmowers, Alex tried to kick her to her death to save himself but was instead struck back by her, causing him to fall into the lawnmowers and be sliced to death. She was freed after this and came to value her life more for overcoming her abuser and surviving.

Suzanne[edit]

  • Portrayed by Rebecca Marshall
  • Appears in: Saw 3D
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Saw 3D

Suzanne is Bobby Dagen's lawyer, who is accused of "seeing no evil" by ignoring her duty as a lawyer and turning a blind eye to Bobby's fraud. Her test occurs at the abandoned Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital; she is placed horizontally inside a steel frame that begins to rotate her in a standing position, where three spikes are placed to pierce her eyes and mouth. To save her, Bobby must lift a pair of weights at shoulder height and hold them for at least 30 seconds, until the 60 second timer expires, in order to stop Suzanne's rig from approaching the spikes. However, as he does this, two rods pierce his sides. Bobby attempts to hold it, but continues to drop it. Suzanne is inches from death, and with just one second left, Bobby drops it and she is killed.

Jigsaw[edit]

Anna[edit]

Anna is one of the five victims in the barn games. While she and her husband lived next door to John Kramer, she was enraged by her baby's constant crying. She suffocated it to death and placed the body in bed next to her husband Matthew to make it seem as if he had rolled over onto the baby. Matthew went insane and was committed to a mental institution, where he later committed suicide. In the third trap, she and Mitch are locked in a grain silo, at risk of being buried alive or cut to death by the grain and sharp objects pouring in. They are saved when Ryan pulls a lever to release them, at the cost of severing his own leg. Later, in the fifth game, she and Ryan are chained to pipes at opposite sides of a room and given a shotgun loaded with one shell. Anna tries to shoot Ryan, but the gun explodes in her face and kills her, having been rigged to backfire.

Carly[edit]

  • Portrayed by Brittany Allen
  • Appears in: Jigsaw
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Jigsaw

Carly is one of the five victims in the barn games. She had stolen a purse from a woman who suffered from asthma; without her inhaler, the woman suffered a fatal asthma attack when she gave chase. For the second game, she is presented with three hypodermic syringes, one of which contains the antidote for a poison that has been injected into her system. Another contains saline solution, and the third holds a lethal acid. If she does nothing, she and the other three still-living victims (Anna, Mitch, and Ryan) will be lifted off their feet and strangled to death by the collars locked around their necks. She refuses to choose and fights Ryan. However, he overpowers her and injects all three syringes into her neck, dissolving her face and killing her.

Edgar Munsen[edit]

  • Portrayed by Josiah Black
  • Appears in: Jigsaw
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Jigsaw

Edgar Munsen was a meth addict, and criminal, having been arrested twice, once for the murder of Christine Nelson, but was released by Halloran. Munsen was later put in a test by the new Jigsaw: find and trigger a mechanism to activate a game, or die. Munsen succeeds in activating the trigger, but is shot by Logan via his sniper and hospitalized. Munsen is later abducted, and found buried in John Kramer's grave with his throat slit.

Eleanor Bonneville[edit]

  • Portrayed by Hannah Emily Anderson
  • Appears in: Jigsaw
  • Status: Alive

Eleanor Bonneville assists Logan Nelson in performing autopsies of crime victims for the police department. She has a deep fascination with the Jigsaw murders, bordering on obsession, and has built replicas of several Jigsaw traps. When she shows her work to Logan, Keith Hunt follows them and takes pictures, leading Halloran to order their arrest. Based on analysis of trace evidence on the latest victims' bodies, she determines the location of the new game, an abandoned pig farm, and takes Logan there; Halloran follows and ambushes them, but she escapes and flags down a car.

Detective Halloran[edit]

Halloran is a homicide detective in the city police department. He takes the lead role in the investigation of several deaths in which jigsaw puzzle pieces have been cut from the bodies; all the victims are associated in some way with his past cases. He begins to suspect medical examiner Logan Nelson and his assistant Eleanor Bonneville of being involved, and trails them to an abandoned pig farm where the new games are being played. During a fight with Logan, both men are knocked out and placed in collars with laser cutters set to kill them unless they confess their sins. After forcing Logan to go first, Halloran admits that he had taken bribes and planted evidence, allowing guilty criminals to go free and innocent people to be sent to prison in their place. After tape recording this confession and planting evidence to frame Halloran as the new Jigsaw, Logan activates the collar and slices his head open, killing him.

Detective Keith Hunt[edit]

  • Portrayed by Clé Bennett
  • Appears in: Jigsaw
  • Status: Alive

Keith Hunt is Halloran's partner in the homicide squad, but has been assigned there from the internal affairs office to keep an eye on him. Hunt follows Logan and Eleanor to Eleanor's studio and secretly takes pictures of the Jigsaw trap replicas that she has built, leading Halloran to suspect Logan and/or Eleanor of being the perpetrator of the new games. Hunt arrests Logan on Halloran's orders, but releases him after finding evidence (planted by Logan) that implicates Halloran as the new Jigsaw.

Logan Nelson[edit]

Logan Nelson is the medical examiner for the city police department. He had served with the United States Army in Fallujah during the Iraq War, but was captured, interrogated, and tortured by the enemy. This experience, combined with the trauma of his wife Christine's murder, leads Halloran to suspect him as the new Jigsaw. When he and his assistant, Eleanor Bonneville, find the site of the new game, Halloran ambushes them; both he and Halloran are knocked out and placed in collars rigged to fire laser cutters at their heads unless they confess their wrongdoing. Logan appears to die when his collar activates, but then stands up alive and well after Halloran admits to his own unethical behavior as a police officer.

Logan reveals to Halloran that 10 years ago, while working at a hospital, he had inadvertently mixed up John Kramer's x-rays with those of another patient, leading to a delay in treatment for John's cancer that allowed it to become terminal. He was placed into one of John's games, in which he was wounded on a set of circular saws. Choosing to spare Logan because he had made an honest mistake, John recruited him as an apprentice. In the present, Logan sets up a new barn game using three people associated with Halloran's past cases (including Christine's murder) in order to draw him in and frame him as the new Jigsaw. With Halloran's confession on tape, Logan activates Halloran's collar, which slices his head open.

Matthew[edit]

  • Portrayed by Edward Ruttle
  • Appears in: Jigsaw
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Jigsaw

Matthew was Anna's husband and John's neighbor. While they were kind to John and had a baby, Matthew and Anna frequently got into fights. Anna later killed the baby and made it look like Matthew had smothered it in his sleep. Matthew was driven insane with grief, and put in a mental institution where he eventually committed suicide.

Mitch[edit]

Mitch is one of the five victims in the barn game. He had sold a motorcycle to John Kramer's nephew years earlier, concealing the fact that the brakes were faulty, and the nephew had died in an accident as a result. During the third game, he and Anna are locked in a grain silo and at risk of being buried alive or cut to death by the grain and sharp objects pouring in. Ryan saves them by pulling a lever, which severs his lower leg. For the fourth game, Mitch is suspended upside down and slowly lowered toward a helical blade spun by the engine of that same motorcycle. In order to save himself, he must reach down through the center of the blade and pull the engine's brake handle. Anna jams the mechanism for a few seconds, but before Mitch can reach the brake, it starts spinning again and slices him to death.

Ryan[edit]

  • Portrayed by Paul Braunstein
  • Appears in: Jigsaw
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Jigsaw

Ryan is one of the five victims in the barn game. While in high school, his drunken carousing led to a car accident in which two of his friends and the driver of the other car were killed. During the third game, he tries to leave the barn through a door marked "No Exit", but steps on a rigged patch of floor and gets his leg caught in a set of sharpened steel cables that slowly constrict, tearing into his flesh. When Anna and Mitch become trapped in a grain silo under a flood of pouring grain and sharp objects, he must pull a lever to save them and free himself; doing so causes the cables to sever his lower leg. Later, in the fifth game, he and Anna are chained to pipes at opposite sides of a room and given a shotgun loaded with one shell. Anna tries to shoot Ryan, but the gun explodes in her face and kills her, having been rigged to backfire. Ryan discovers that the keys to free both of them had been inside the shotgun shell, but the gun's discharge destroyed them and left him with no way to free himself. It is revealed that he later died and his body was left in the barn to rot.

Spiral[edit]

Angie Garza[edit]

  • Portrayed by Marisol Nichols
  • Appears in: Spiral
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Spiral

A police captain and head of the homicide department of the South Metro Precinct. During Marcus Banks' tenure as Chief of Police, she worked alongside him to cover up corruption as part of the Article 8 policy and was promoted to Captain at age 35. She is one of the few officers who does not mistreat Zeke Banks, but insists on partnering him with rookie Detective William Schenk so he learns to work as part of a team. She assigns him as the lead officer investigating the Spiral murders, despite initially selecting Lieutenant Tim O'Brien for the role. She is lured into the cold case evidence room located in the precinct basement, where she is placed in a trap that will pour molten wax onto her face unless she severs her spinal cord. Despite doing so, she dies of her injuries before she can be rescued.

Deborah Kraus[edit]

A detective in the South Metro Precinct homicide department, partnered with Detective Fitch. It is never specified that she is corrupt, but she's part of the group of officers who mistreat Zeke Banks after he reported his partner for corruption. She and Fitch split up when pursuing a lead on Marv Bozwick's murder, and although Fitch tries to call her as backup she is unable to answer her phone. When attending the crime scene after Fitch is found dead, she is seen crying and provides Banks with the information they had obtained.

Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks[edit]

  • Portrayed by Chris Rock
  • Appears in: Spiral
  • Status: Alive

A detective in the South Metro Precinct homicide division assigned to investigate the "Spiral" Jigsaw copycat killings targeting police officers. He is a pariah within the department, having reported his corrupt partner Peter Dunleavy for murdering a witness years prior, resulting in him being imprisoned. As a young detective, he was shot by a suspect when other officers refused to provide him backup. He mentions he has a son, and is in the process of divorcing his wife. Banks is paired with rookie William Schenk to investigate the copycat murders of police officers, including his good friend Detective Marv Bozwick. He is drawn to a final trap where his former partner is suspended from the ceiling, and is impacted by high speed flying glass shards. Although Banks tries to save Dunleavy, he dies from his injuries before he can be freed. Leaving the room, Banks encounters Schenk, who is revealed to be the killer and faked his own death. Schenk tells Banks he is actually Billy Emmerson, the son of the witness murdered by Dunleavy 12 years prior. Knowing Banks is a good cop, he proposes they become partners, with Banks locating corrupt officers and him killing them. In order for Zeke to prove his loyalty, he shows him the final game. Having kidnapped Bank's father, whose policies as Chief enabled the corruption, he is strung up and being drained of blood. Schenk/Emmerson makes Banks choose between using his last bullet to free his father (by shooting a metal plate that releases the wires) or shoot him. Banks frees his father, but then fights Schenk/Emmerson and gains the upper hand. However, a tripwire is set off by an incoming SWAT team, which forces his father to raise his hand (with a gun attached to the restraints) and he is subsequently shot by them. Zeke is last seen screaming at the SWAT officers shooting his father whilst Schenk/Emmerson escapes.

Fitch[edit]

  • Portrayed by Richard Zeppieri
  • Appears in: Spiral
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Spiral

A corrupt homicide detective in the South Metro Precinct. During his time as a patrol officer he shot a motorist dead for insulting him, but the matter was covered up. He also refused to respond to Detective Zeke Banks call for backup 12 years prior to the events of the film, which resulted in Banks getting shot. Fitch is partnered with Detective Deborah Kraus, and whilst pursuing a lead in the investigation into the murder of Marv Bozwick decides to go after a suspect himself, as opposed to informing Banks. He is captured by the Jigsaw copycat and placed in a trap where he has to choose between having his fingers ripped off or being electrocuted in a bath of water. Whilst in the trap he is shown dash cam footage of him gunning down the innocent driver years prior. Fitch is too slow in activating the mechanism to pull off his fingers, resulting in him getting electrocuted to death.

Jeannie Lewis[edit]

  • Portrayed by Ali Johnson
  • Appears in: Spiral
  • Status: Alive

A uniformed patrol officer at the South Metro Precinct, Lewis is seen assisting Banks and the homicide department with their investigations into the Jigsaw copycat killer. She is shown to be one of the few officers who does not mistreat Banks due to his reputation as a snitch. The first "gift" for Detective Banks (a box containing the tongue and badge of Marv Bozwick) is dropped off to her at the reception area of the precinct. She later detains a second courier with a second package along with other uniformed officers. When Captain Garza goes missing, it is Lewis who assists Banks in gaining access to the building cold case evidence room (located in a repurposed bank vault), however they are too late to save Garza from being killed by the trap she was put in.

Marcus Banks[edit]

The former Chief of Police and father of Zeke Banks. As chief he devised and introduced the controversial Article 8 policing policy, which saw the force turn a blind eye to police brutality and corruption to give officers more leeway to fight crime. He also struggled balancing his role as a police officer and protecting his son Zeke Banks from police retribution after turning in a dirty cop. He is lured into a trap by William Schenk/Emmerson, where he is strung up like a marionette and has his blood drained. Zeke is forced to use his last bullet to shoot a target that releases his father, instead of killing Schenk/Emmerson. However, an incoming SWAT team triggers a tripwire that resuspends Marcus, and forces him to raise his arm towards the officers, resulting in them gunning him down.

Marv "Boz" Bozwick[edit]

  • Portrayed by Dan Petronijevic
  • Appears in: Spiral
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Spiral

A homicide detective and friend of Zeke Banks, who was one of the few officers who did not turn on him when he reported a fellow officer for corruption. At the start of the film he pursues a mugger into a subway tunnel and is knocked out and placed into a trap by the Jigsaw copycat. He awakens balanced on a stool with his tongue in a vice, and a video recording of the killer accuses him of being corrupt and lying on the witness stand numerous times, resulting in false convictions. He is given the choice to either jump from the stool and sever his tongue, or remain suspended and be hit by the oncoming train. Bozwick is unable to escape in time and is killed when the train impacts him. Zeke Banks and William Schenk are the detectives first on the scene, with Banks later being led to Boz's severed tongue and badge. He is mentioned to be married with a young son.

Peter "Pete" Dunleavy[edit]

  • Portrayed by Patrick McManus
  • Appears in: Spiral
  • Status: Deceased
  • Died in: Spiral

A former patrol officer and partner of Zeke Banks, he murdered a witness who was due to testify against a corrupt officer 15 years prior to the events of the film. Despite planting a weapon on the innocent man, Banks remained suspicious of the circumstances of the shooting, and later reported him. Dunleavy was fired from the police and imprisoned for a number of years, causing Banks to become a pariah within the department due to "ratting" on a fellow cop. After being released from prison he works in a church and lives in the basement, leading an Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step program for fellow recovering alcoholics. Dunleavy is later kidnapped by the Jigsaw Copycat killer and suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned factory, in front of a device that crushes glass bottles and shoots the shards forward at high speed. Banks is also kidnapped and placed in the same room, given the option to either save Dunleavy or let him die. Although Banks tries to save his former partner's life, his body is too badly cut up by the glass and he dies before being untied.

Tim O'Brien[edit]

A lieutenant in the South Metro Precinct homicide department and the second in command under Captain Garza. He is one of many officers who mistreats Zeke Banks due to him reporting his partner for corruption. O'Brien is initially assigned as lead detective in the Spiral copycat murders, but is replaced by Banks as part of official protocol. As more officers are killed he accuses Banks of being involved, resulting in the two of them almost getting physical with one another. After the death of Captain Angie Garza, it can be presumed he is the acting head of the homicide department in the South Metro Precinct.

William Schenk / Emmerson[edit]

  • Portrayed by Max Minghella and Leonidas Castrounis (young)
  • Appears in: Spiral
  • Status: Alive

The son of Charlie Emmerson, who witnesses his father being murdered by corrupt officer Peter Dunleavy fifteen years prior to the events of the film. Dunleavy is later arrested and imprisoned as a result of Zeke Banks reporting him. Planning to exact his revenge on the organization, he joins the police 12 years later under the alias William Schenk, and is assigned as Banks' partner when he first makes detective. Taking inspiration from the Jigsaw Killer, he devises a series of "games" to punish corrupt officers, resulting in the deaths of Detective Marv Bozwick, Detective Fitch, Captain Garza and former officer Peter Dunleavy. He fakes his own death, making it appear he has been captured and skinned alive by the copycat killer. Using Zeke's phone he lures former Chief of Police Marcus Banks into a trap, blaming him for facilitating the corruption under Article 8 that resulted in his father being murdered. He proposes a partnership with Banks, with Banks locating corrupt officers and him killing them. In order for Banks to prove his loyalty, he makes him choose between using his last bullet either shoot him or to free his father from a trap. Banks frees his father, but then fights Schenk/Emmerson and gains the upper hand. However, an incoming SWAT team sets off a tripwire, resulting in Marcus' death. Schenk/Emmerson is able to get away and his current whereabouts are unknown.

Saw: The Video Game[edit]

Jennings Foster[edit]

Jennings is the head of a CSI team who cooperates with David Tapp's department to solve murder cases. Unbeknownst to others, Jennings committed a hit-and-run years ago that led him to frame an innocent citizen to avoid conviction himself. For this, Jigsaw places Jennings as a victim for Tapp to save in a pendulum trap. Tapp saves him, but Jennings blames Tapp for being there and runs away. He also makes a brief appearance in Saw II: Flesh & Blood, where he is seen assisting the investigation into Tapp's death and photographing the crime scene at David Tapp's apartment. In one of the case files, he seems to be very grateful towards Tapp for saving his life.

Melissa Sing[edit]

  • Portrayed by Kahn Doan
  • Appears in: Saw: The Video Game

Melissa is the widow of Detective Steven Sing, who is killed after falling victim to one of Jigsaw's traps in Saw. Upon Sing's death, Melissa becomes a neglectful parent to her son, Franklin and blames David Tapp for ruining her family. For this, she is placed in Whitehurst Asylum during Saw: The Video Game in an iron-maiden trap for Tapp to save her from. Tapp saves 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 is saved along with the other surviving victims in the asylum and set free, never having her incidental ties to Jigsaw revealed.

A file written by Tapp in Saw II: Flesh & Blood confirmed that Melissa survived the events of the previous game.

Oswald McGillicutty[edit]

  • Portrayed by David Scully
  • Appears in: Saw (mentioned), Saw: The Video Game.

Oswald is the newspaper writer who coined the nickname "The Jigsaw Killer". One of his articles is seen in Saw. In the game, Oswald is placed in Whitehurst Asylum due to Jigsaw believing Oswald is perverting his message and also for accusing Tapp of being the real Jigsaw Killer. It is 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 sharp slabs of metal immediately after.

Pighead[edit]

  • Appears in: Saw: The Video Game

Pighead is a masked person who works for Jigsaw. He appears in Saw: The Video Game and watches over Detective Tapp's game. He is shown to be hostile and is witnessed by Detective Tapp killing several test subjects around Whitehurst 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 is required to fight Pighead, who wants to kill Tapp and sabotage his game in order to surpass Jigsaw. Tapp manages to kill Pighead and get hold of a key to the library where his final choice is awaiting. Jigsaw rhetorically asks Tapp if he's a "murderer" for killing his servant. Pighead wears a red boxer robe and the infamous pig mask concealing his identity. He is referenced in one of David Tapp's audio tapes in Saw II: Flesh & Blood, with Tapp feeling guilt having killed him, not knowing if the person in the costume had a family or is another victim forced to obey Jigsaw.

Saw II: Flesh & Blood[edit]

Campbell Iman[edit]

Campbell is one of the two main protagonists and the brief playable character of Saw II: Flesh & Blood. He is targeted by Jigsaw because of his addiction to drugs and his estrangement from his son, who is also a drug addict. His last name is mentioned in a case file that also revealed that he has lymphoma. Jigsaw places him in a "Venus Fly Trap" device that he escapes by cutting out a key buried near his own eye. After traversing several traps, Campbell is informed that there is another subject, Michael Tapp, in the game and that only one may live. Campbell is given the choice of sacrificing himself for a stranger, who has a potentially long life ahead of him, or saving himself, knowing he has a short time left to live because of his cancer. This choice decides the fate of Michael Tapp at the end of the game.

If Campbell sacrifices himself, he gets crushed by spiked moving walls. If Campbell chooses to save himself, Michael dies and Campbell meets Jigsaw who informs him that his son is safe, having passed his own test prior to the events of the game, and all he has to do is leave through the exit. Campbell instead attempts to attack Jigsaw only to be killed by a concealed, falling scythe.

Henry Jacobs[edit]

  • Appears in: Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Henry is the Chief of Police in David Tapp's precinct. He is involved in the Jigsaw cases and is the chief officer involved in the investigation into Detective Tapp's death. Henry is involved in a conspiracy alongside Joseph, Carla, and Sarah to steal seized drugs and sell them on the streets, bringing him to Jigsaw's attention. When Michael finds him, Henry is strapped to a chair with a revolver placed in his mouth that will fire unless Michael can pass a test. Even though he appears helpful upon his release, he begins stalking Michael throughout the game in order to kill him and prevent his corruption from being revealed. After Joseph escapes, Henry finds and allies himself with Joseph in order to find Michael and any others who could reveal their secrets, leading him to murder Carla Song. Henry later runs into Pighead II, who stabs him repeatedly in the chest.

Joseph Poltzer[edit]

  • Appears in: Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Joseph is a corrupt vice cop who abused his position to steal drugs seized from criminals and sell them in a cartel, alongside Henry, Carla, and Sarah. As a member of the group, he is kidnapped by Jigsaw and placed in a vice trap designed to crush all of his limbs and his skull unless Michael can save him. Michael's father had accidentally uncovered their drug cartel while investigating Jigsaw, so he teamed up with Henry Jacobs to hunt and kill Michael, Carla, and Sarah to tie up any loose ends that could reveal their criminal actions. He later executes Sarah as she is about to reveal the true identity of Pighead II. He and Michael get embroiled in a fight that results in them breaking through a wall and plummeting into an alley below. They struggle over Joseph's gun, but Michael eventually triumphs and fatally shoots Joseph in the head.

Michael Tapp[edit]

  • Appears in: Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Michael Tapp is Detective David Tapp's estranged son and one of the two main protagonists and the main playable character in Saw II: Flesh & Blood. He is a reporter, investigating his father's recent death when he is captured by Pighead II and forced to undergo a series of lethal traps set up by Jigsaw. As he progresses through the game he saves several people, freeing Henry, Sarah, Joseph, Carla, and Solomon while surviving other victims loose in the game; criminals previously arrested by his father after revenge on his son. Though initially friendly, Henry, and later Joseph, begins stalking Michael in order to kill him and prevent his corruption and role in a drug cartel being revealed, should Michael escape. Henry is killed by Pighead II before he can kill him however and Michael is able to kill Joseph himself. During the game, Michael is revealed to have abused his strained relationship with his father to steal documents pertaining to the Jigsaw case, including Tapp's botched sting that resulted in Detective Steven Sing's death. Using this information for personal gain and revenge against his father for feelings of abandonment, Michael wrote an exposé that destroyed his father's career, unwittingly aiding the drug cartel run by Henry and Joseph, and partially contributing to his father's eventual suicide.

In the finale, it is revealed that Campbell and Michael's tests had occurred concurrently, with Michael's fate left in Campbell's hands. Campbell is given the choice at the end of his own test to sacrifice himself for Michael, a stranger, or save himself at Michael's expense. If Campbell chooses himself, Michael is trapped and crushed to death by a spiked moving ceiling. If Campbell sacrifices himself, Michael survives. Jigsaw reveals that Michael's real test is to see if he had the ability to punish the corrupt (Henry and Joseph) and so he is given a choice between two doors; one leads Michael to freedom and the chance to use the evidence found by his father to print the story of Jigsaw and the drug cartel. The other door reveals a Pighead costume and an offer to help people see the truth inside themselves, implying Michael can become Jigsaw's apprentice. The choice made is not revealed to the player.

Pighead II [edit]

  • Appears in: Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Pighead II is a replacement for the Pighead, who died during the events of the first game. Little is known about the character except that he is garbed in similar attire to the original Pighead and that he is involved in placing some individuals into their respective traps, including Carla. Throughout the game, he can be seen kidnapping Michael and killing other victims. He later corners and kills Henry Jacobs. Before her death, Sarah Blalok indicated that Michael Tapp knew the man behind the pig mask and that he is a friend of his father's. However, she is killed before she reveals his identity. Although Pighead appears to work for Jigsaw, he commits acts of murder against his philosophy. Although his identity is never confirmed, it is possible that Pighead II is Mark Hoffman, since Hoffman knew Tapp and he was a murderer, unlike Jigsaw.

Sarah Blalok[edit]

  • Appears in: Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Sarah is a drug addict, prostitute, and an informant for David Tapp. Tapp gives her a second chance by helping her escape from her previous life. Following his death, however, she begins to fall back into her previous lifestyle. She blames Michael Tapp for betraying his father and contributing to his suicide. Michael finds her trapped in a sealed tank slowly filling with water and is forced to solve a puzzle to free her before she drowns. Though initially hostile towards Michael, she later becomes more friendly, explaining that his father loved Michael even after his betrayal. She is revealed to have been part of a criminal conspiracy alongside Carla, Henry, and Joseph; her role being to sell drugs on the streets. While searching for Jigsaw, David Tapp discovers their drug cartel and Sarah is used to mislead him, even though she is aware that he is not concerned about the drug cartel because of his obsession with Jigsaw. Through her own admission, it is revealed that she had feelings for Tapp. She is found by Joseph Poltzer as she is about to disclose the identity of Pighead II. Joseph sneaks up on Sarah and shoots her in the head.

Solomon Bates[edit]

  • Appears in: Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Solomon is an accountant involved in a housing development project with John Kramer and Art Blank before the events that would turn John into Jigsaw. He is later responsible for using his accountancy role to hide the illegal money made by the drug cartel consisting of Henry, Joseph, Carla, and Sarah, thus bringing him to Jigsaw's attention. Solomon is initially found trapped inside a movable cage alongside Michael during the latter's first test prepared by Jigsaw. Both men had to race to push their cages over a floor covered in broken glass towards the exit, with the winner receiving their freedom. Solomon manages to reach the end first and escapes. After Jigsaw gives Michael a second chance, Michael later encounters Solomon again during his trials. Solomon is seen chained to a suspended cart set on a track filled with slowly rising flames that will burn him alive unless Michael pushes him out of harm's way. Upon his release, he reveals the truth about the members of the drug cartel and that Michael's father accidentally stumbled on their operations during his search for Jigsaw. He is last seen being cornered by Pighead II and thrown into a pit of syringes. Pighead II then seals the door before Michael can enter.

Zeke[edit]

  • Appears in: Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Zeke is a Jigsaw victim whose original trap mangles his hands beyond repair, stripping away much of the flesh. He is a pedophile who molested little girls. He is saved from his trap by Michael, but passes out from blood loss. Between this event and the events of the game, he has his damaged forearms replaced with large blades and becomes psychotic, chasing and attempting to kill Michael at any opportunity. Michael manages to lure him in between two spiked wall devices in front of a doorway that snap shut and crush him.

References[edit]

  1. ^The name Donnie Greco appeared in a document observed by Agent Strahm, speculated to be the man Amanda Young had to kill in order to survive her test. This is confirmed in Saw II: Flesh & Blood via a case file
  2. ^His last name is stated to be Thomas in the first Saw video game. However, it is shown in Saw V that his surname is Ridenhour, as indicated by a document observed by Agent Strahm, and in several case files found in Saw II: Flesh & Blood
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