Zac Morris of CZsWorld writes:
John Kramer is the engineering mastermind known as Jigsaw, who was responsible for the loss of at least 57 victims. How did Kramer's past turn him into one of the most feared horror villains?
Born in 1954, John Kramer would eventually become the most iconic serial criminal that the Metropolitan Police Department would ever come up against.
Although he is rarely the one to physically harm his victims, Kramer exhibits the behavior of a psychopath.
The name Jigsaw derives from cutting Jigsaw pieces from the flesh of his failed victims as a symbol for the missing piece of their survival instinct.
Looking through his entire 52 year history, we can start to put together some of the puzzle that makes up the life of Jigsaw.
The obscure details of his early life and his fascination with developing a religion or cult are just a few of the many pieces necessary to understand how the main antagonist of the Saw franchise came to be.
In this video, I'll be analyzing the entire life of John Kramer, including his marriage to Jill Tuck, the creation of his games, the disciples he raised to carry on his legacy, and his ultimate downfall.
We'll also be looking at the traps, from the iconic reverse bear trap, to John's personal favorite: the rack and more!
For my analysis, I'll only using the canon material (the Saw films and short films: Full Disclosure Report and The Scott Tibbs Documentary).
The other material, like the comic, Saw: Rebirth, and the video games, Saw and Saw II: Flesh and Blood, aren't considered canon, but there are certain non-contradictory clues we can use from them to make inferences about John's story.
I'll even use the Saw soundtracks for part of my analysis. I believe this may be the most accurate timeline of the Saw universe on the internet!