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According to your policy, your secretary is older and weaker, and therefore less worthy to survive. But you know the loss that she will be to her family, while young Allen will disappear without a blip on the world’s radar.
— William is forced to choose between Addy and Allen[src]

Allen is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as a minor character in Saw VI.

He was portrayed by Shawn Ahmed.


Early Life

Allen talks to Addy

Allen was a young man and a loner with no living relatives or friends. He worked as the file clerk of William Easton, the senior vice president of the department for membership and claims of the Umbrella Health insurance company. Therefore, he had a rather subordinate role in the company and maintained the files for William and his six associates - Aaron, Emily, Gena, Dave, Shelby, and Josh. Together, they checked each client's request for insurance for any errors that could justify the refusal of bearing the treatment costs. While Allen himself had nothing to do with the dismissal of the clients' coverage, he and his colleagues were ultimately targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. (Saw VI)


One day, all of them were abducted and taken to the abandoned Rowan Zoological Institute by Detective Mark Hoffman, John Kramer's successor after his death. Hoffman trapped Allen and William's secretary, Addy, inside a large, empty aquarium. They had to stand on two small platforms with their hands shackled behind their backs. Additionally, their abductor put nooses of barbed wire around their necks and gagged them. (Saw VI)


Addy and Allen in the aquarium

Shortly afterward, William, who was also trapped in the zoo, came across the aquarium, but couldn't see his colleagues as the aquarium was without light. In front of the glass pane, he noticed a panel with two handles, each one attached to a chain. When he passed them, he saw the words "TAKE" and "THEM" on two monitors. William initially refused to obey and tried to go on. However, after a few seconds, he heard a beeping sound from an electronic strap around his right arm, which would explode if he ignored Jigsaw's rules. Therefore, he went back and reluctantly took the handles. Upon doing so, the chains tightened, and a spotlight was turned on a mechanical ventriloquist puppet standing on another small platform with a noose of barbed wire around its neck. One moment later, the platform folded away. The doll swung forward and hit the glass panel, giving a suggestion of what would happen next. Two spotlights turned on and revealed Allen and Addy on their platforms. The puppet introduced William to his colleagues and confronted him with his business policies. According to those, Addy was less worthy of living as she had a family history of diabetes, while Allen was perfectly healthy but had no living relatives who would miss him. Finally, the puppet told William that he had to sacrifice one of them to save the other one. Seconds later, the dummy was pulled up and out of sight by its noose.

Allen's corpse

William yelled at the puppet and assured his colleagues, who began to panic, that he wouldn't let any of them die. However, moments later, the chains were pulled on further. Allen frantically begged his boss to help him. William tried to defend himself, claiming that this wasn't the way he decided about the fate of his clients. The game, however, went on, and the chains were pulled on again. While his colleagues begged William for help, the two monitors on the panel showed him photos of Addy with her family and pictures of Allen, who walked around all alone. As the chains were pulled tight, Allen and Addy were forced to walk towards the edge of their respective platforms. William burst out crying and apologized before he finally let go of the handle holding Allen, which immediately whipped back. His file clerk was subsequently released from his shackles. Realizing that William had sentenced him to death, he angrily yelled at him. Seconds later, his platform folded away, causing Allen to swing forward and hit the glass panel. As he was hanged to death, his blood splashed against the pane, moments before he was pulled up and out of sight, just like the puppet. (Saw VI)


The Metropolitan Police Department found and raided the zoo shortly afterward. As the police secured and searched the entire building, they discovered the many corpses of Jigsaw's victims, including Allen. All of them were sent to the morgue, where Dr. Adam Heffner performed the autopsies on their bodies. The events surrounding the massacre were later reported to the public by the news channels. (Saw VI, Saw 3D)


Not much can be said about Allen's personality due to his short screen time. However, his subsistence as a loner suggested that he barely mixed well. It is unknown whether he chose this way of life deliberately or if his lack of sociableness came from personal insecurity and lack of self-confidence.

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