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If I hadn't been in the next building... I don't know what would've happened.
— David Tapp writes about the captivity of Alison and Diana[src]

Alison Gordon is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. She is one of the unseen characters in the series.

Biography

Early Life

Alison Gordon was the wife of the renowned oncologist Dr. Lawrence Gordon. Lawrence, while highly intelligent and successful, was mentally unstable and had even suffered a breakdown when he was 19. Nonetheless, Alison stuck by him and supported him while he underwent a year-long psychiatric therapy at the Whitehurst Insane Asylum until his mid-30s. In December 1997, when the two had been married for two years, Alison got pregnant with a girl. Despite Lawrence's narcissistic disorder, his mental condition stabilized, and he was looking forward to the birth of their daughter, Diana.

However, their happiness didn't last forever. After Lawrence ended his therapy, he developed an emotionally cold attitude towards other people, including Alison and Diana, which soon put a strain on their marriage. (Saw: The Video Game)

Captivity

Years later, the family was targeted by a wanted serial killer. One night, while Alison and Diana were home alone, a man invaded their apartment and took them hostage. This man was, in fact, Zep Hindle, an orderly from the same hospital where Lawrence was working. He had been abducted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. John had injected him with a slow-acting poison and left him an audiotape, which provided instructions for Zep and told him to kidnap Lawrence's wife and his daughter. He had to hold them hostage while Lawrence was forced to play one of Jigsaw's games. Furthermore, Zep had to kill Lawrence's family if the latter didn't pass his test by killing a young man named Adam, his opponent in his game. If he followed the orders provided for him, Zep would eventually be given the antidote to save himself.

At night, Zep invaded Lawrence's apartment and took Alison and Diana hostage. Unbeknownst to him, he was observed by David Tapp, a discharged homicide detective, who had rented a run-down apartment across the street to keep an eye on Lawrence, whom he believed to be the Jigsaw Killer. After witnessing how Zep held Lawrence's family at gunpoint, Tapp stormed into the apartment and opened fire on Zep, while Alison grabbed the chance to free her daughter and escaped with her. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

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