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 & Addy

Allen talks to Addy

Allen was a young man and a loner without any living relatives or many friends. He worked as the file clerk of William Easton, the senior vice president of the department for membership and claims at 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, who were responsible for checking each client's request for insurance for any errors that could justify the companies refusal of bearing the treatment costs. While Allen himself didn't have anything to do with the dismissal of the clients' coverage, he and his colleagues were ultimately targeted by the 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. There, he placed Allen and William's secretary, Addy, on two small platforms inside a former large aquarium with they hands shackled behind their backs. Additionally, he put a noose of barbed wire around their necks and gagged them. (Saw VI)


Hanging Trap

Addy and Allen in the aquarium

Shortly afterwards, William, who was trapped at the zoo as well, came across the aquarium, but couldn't see his colleagues as the aquarium was without light. Before 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 THEM" on two monitors. William initially refused to do so and tried to went on. However, after a few seconds, he heard a beeping sound from an electronic strap around his arm which would explode if he ignored Jigsaw's rules. Therefore, he stood in front of the aquarium and reluctantly took the handles. Upon doing so, the chains were tightened and a spotlight was turned on a mechanical ventriloquist puppet, which was standing on another small platform behind the panel with a noose of barbed wire around its neck. One moment later, the platform folded away, causing the puppet to swing 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 to live as she had a family history of diabetes, while Allen was perfectly healthy but had no living relatives who would miss them. Finally, the puppet told him that he had to let one of them go in order to save the other one. Seconds later, the puppet 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 the two of them 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 platform. William bursted out crying and apologized before he finally let go of the handle holding Allen, which immediately sprang back. Allens shackles were then opened. Realizing that William had sentenced him to death, Allen angrily yelled at him. Seconds later, his platform folded away, causing him to swing forward and hit the glass panel. As he was hung to death, his blood splashed against the pane, moments before he was pulled up and out of sight just like the puppet did before. (Saw VI)


The zoo was found and raided by the Metropolitan Police Department shortly afterwards. 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 for their obduction by Dr. Adam Heffner. The events surrounding the massacre were later reported to the public by the news channels. (Saw VI, 3D)


Not much can be said about Allen's personality due to his short screen time. However, his life as a loner suggested that he barely mixed well. It can't be said if 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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