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You view this person as a victim, but if you were to see what I see, beneath the mask is a criminal undeserving of the life she leads.
— Jigsaw introduces Rigg to Brenda[src]

Brenda is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as a minor antagonist in Saw IV.

She was portrayed by Sarain Boylan.



Brenda was a woman who worked as a pimp. Therefore, she contacted other young women, made them dependent, and then forced them to work for her as prostitutes. Eventually, she was prosecuted for her crimes. However, she was acquitted due to the assistance of her lawyer, Art Blank. Because of this, she continued her criminal work undaunted until she was targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. (Saw IV)


One day, Art Blank subdued and abducted her as he had become a victim of John as well and was forced to obey his orders. After that, he invaded the apartment of Officer Daniel Rigg at 23 Park Place and subdued him as well, before placing his unconscious body in his bathtub. When he was done, Art prepared Rigg's first test in the living room. He set up a trap, resembling a mechanical chair, in the middle of the room, and chained Brenda to it. Additionally, he placed a TV in front of her, set up a timer, and placed numerous photos of the victims involved in the game all around the room. Then, he removed all the knives from the drawer in the kitchen and put one knife inside a small shelf underneath the TV in the living room. Shortly afterward, Brenda woke up, and he told her that the combination to unlock her trap was written in the trap's gears. Having finished all of his preparations, Art left the apartment. When she was alone, Brenda noticed a tape recorder chained to her hand. The tape told her that an officer was going to save her. If he were successful, she'd have to play a game on her own. The officer would arrest and convict her of her crimes with the various photos left by Art Blank. To prevent him from doing so, she would have to kill him with a tool taped underneath the TV. (Saw IV)

Daniel Rigg's Test

Rigg finds Brenda in his living room

Shortly after that, Rigg woke up again and scrambled from the bathtub. Upon leaving his bathroom, he unknowingly pulled out a metal pin connected to a TV positioned right in front of him, thus activating it in the process. When it turned on, a mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on-screen and introduced Rigg to his game. To overcome his obsession with saving everyone around him, Rigg had to face a series of tests within 90 minutes. When the video ended, he left his bedroom and, thereby, activated the timer for his game. Carefully, Rigg made his way through the adjacent hallway, where multiple photos were hanging from the ceiling. Upon finally entering his living room, he was surprised to see Brenda with a pig mask, sitting on the mechanical chair in the middle of the room. As he approached her at gunpoint, several lights turned on and illuminated the wall, which was filled with photos as well. Above them, the words "See What I See" were written in red letters. Rigg ordered the woman to take off the mask. However, when she started to beg for help, he realized that she was chained to the chair. Moments later, the second TV turned on in front of them. A video left by Jigsaw told Rigg to go away and abandon Brenda to her fate. When the video ended, Brenda asked Rigg if he was a cop, which he affirmed. As he refused to follow Jigsaw's rules and leave her behind, Rigg took the pig mask from her face.

Brenda is scalped by the trap

Unbeknownst to him, the mask was connected to a metal pin, which was subsequently pulled out of the trap, thus activating it and causing Brenda's scalp to be slowly pulled off. Brenda immediately started to panic and informed Rigg about the combination written on the gears. Rigg then searched his apartment for something to cut her hair. However, when he opened the drawer in his kitchen, he realized that the invader had removed all the knives and left only a letter that told him that he was wasting his time. Therefore, Rigg returned to Brenda, who panicked even further, and shot the gearbox of the trap. While this seemed to be successful at first, the trap continued to work after a few seconds. As it started to rip Brenda's scalp off, Rigg looked at the gears and eventually managed to find out the combination: 647. As a result, he was finally able to open the lock and free Brenda from her chains. (Saw IV)


Brenda finds the knife

Due to her severe injuries, Rigg told Brenda to stay where she was and not to touch anything while he went back to the kitchen to get a towel. However, when she was alone, Brenda opened the shelf beneath the TV and found the knife left for her by Art Blank. When Rigg returned a few moments later, she suddenly attacked him from behind. After unsuccessfully trying to calm her down, Rigg grabbed her, pulled her scalp back even further, and threw her right into a mirror. While she was lying before him, bleeding to death, he noticed the tape recorder chained to her hand. When he played the tape, he learned that Brenda hadn't only been used as a test subject for him, but was also tested herself and had been tasked with killing him. After listening to the recording, Rigg went back into the hallway, where he found a box containing two keys, one of which was for Room 261 of the Alexander Motel. Furthermore, it contained a note by Jigsaw: "One saves a life... One takes it away." Knowing his next destination, Rigg finally left his apartment. (Saw IV)


Brenda's corpse

Shortly afterward, a SWAT team led by Officer Lamanna invaded the apartment after someone had reported the shooting to the police. When entering the living room, they found the humiliated corpse of Brenda, while Rigg had disappeared. Later on, the forensic team arrived along with Special Agent Peter Strahm and Special Agent Lindsey Perez, who began their investigation. Meanwhile, Lamanna and Detective Fisk unsuccessfully tried to contact Rigg's wife, Tracy Rigg. The photos on the walls revealed to the agents that the detectives Eric Matthews and Mark Hoffman were part of the game as well. While Perez suspected that everything in the apartment had been arranged to throw suspicion on Rigg, Strahm stated that Rigg could've set up the game to give himself an alibi. He took a black light from one of the CSI forensics and, thereby, revealed a message written on the wall with fluorescent color. This message said: "Four walls build a home." Assuming that this was a reference to the photos on the walls, which showed the victims of Rigg's game, Strahm found one that didn't fit the others as it showed Jigsaw's ex-wife, Jill Tuck. Therefore, the agents decided to talk to her immediately, while Brenda's corpse was sent to the morgue, where Dr. Adam Heffner performed the autopsy on her body. (Saw IV, Saw VI)


Brenda was a ruthless and greedy woman, not hesitating to ruin the lives of others for the sake of her financial gain. She was also very unregenerate as she didn't even stop her crimes when she was prosecuted. Due to her ruthless nature, she barely had any scruples and tried to attack and kill Officer Rigg to escape justice once more, even though the latter had saved her life only seconds earlier.

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