Films: Saw (2004), Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006), Saw IV (2007), Saw V (2008), Saw VI (2009), Saw 3D (2010), Jigsaw (2017)
Alias: John Kramer the Jigsaw Killer, Logan Nelson, Amanda Young, Mark Hoffman, Billy the doll
Location: Haunted home/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Summary: Hello, reader. I want to play a game. You've probably been looking through all of these bios with nary a care as to how they could reflect on your own capacity for sadism and bloodshed. But now you will know. You will know the true depths of torturous survival instinct. This bio carries the whole legacy of a man and the vicious lengths he went to for his philosophy. Read and memorize it all, and you live. Don't...and really, there's no consequence. Just trying to get you all in the mood.
History: John Kramer, once an esteemed engineer, lost his son in a miscarriage, divorced his wife, was diagnosed with brain cancer, and got screwed out of a potential cure for his condition. Not exactly a neat life. One failed suicide later...and he realized just how much he started to value his life knowing it was all going to go away sooner than later. It is where his new twisted outlook on life truly takes form. To him, only through near-death "rehabilitation" can humanity live life at its fullest. To spread this gospel, Kramer kidnaps people he deems ungrateful to be alive and/or filled with sin, and puts them in elaborate death traps where the only means of escape are painful at best and downright crippling at worst. Worse, those who survive often find themselves adopting his way of life, and become his apprentices. And not everyone follows his "every trap is escapable" philosophy...
Notable Kills: A razor wire maze, an incinerated arsonist, a rapist's limbs removed as he has to gouge out his own eyes, walls closing in and mashing a person, a man getting his lower half burned away by injections of acid, the impalement wheel, a wind turbine powered by a motorcycle, a man getting his head turned into a twisted flesh flower by a laser collar, and of course, the reverse-bear trap.
Final Fate: Kramer is killed eventually via neck slash as his two apprentices feud gets out of hand. Amanda is shot in the neck and Hoffman, after a long rampage of setting up inescapable death traps to cover up his own crimes, is caught by none other than the first onscreen victim of Kramer's games, Dr. Lawrence Gordon. Hoffman is sentenced to being trapped forever in the same room where Gordon was left. Game over...
Powers/Abilities: All killers are near-perfect chessmasters, with Kramer being the greatest, of course.
Weakness: Anything conventional. Kramer, in particular, is terminal.
Scariness Factor: 4.5-It's not so much the individual people perpetuating these sick rehabilitations that scare us. It's the amazingly cruel and violent traps they lay out that make us want to never do anything close to sinning ever again. And even then, guys like Amanda and Hoffman don’t care about Kramer's flawed yet interesting philosophy. He may have been a creep, but he did believe in punishing the (mostly) guilty. His apprentices didn't.
Trivia: -Ironically, Kramer’s actor, Tobin Bell, has admitted that he has no passion for horror films. Sure didn't stop him from delivering one of the genre's most terrifying antagonists.
-Mere weeks before the shooting for Saw VII began, the director of Saw VI was shoved in to take the actual director's place by Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, mainly due to said new director being forced to do a sequel to "Paranormal Activity". Both directors hated this decision, as it was completely out of their control.