|“||Five people are gonna die. Get Halloran here now!||”|
— Edgar tells the cops to call Halloran[src]
|“||Hello, Edgar. You're about to play a game. Five lives are in your hands. Follow my instructions exactly.||”|
— Edgar Munsen's Tape
Ten years after the death of John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer, one of his accomplices, Dr. Logan Nelson, decided to continue his deadly games. His first victim was Edgar Munsen, a sociopathic criminal who had killed Logan's wife, Christine, two years earlier. After Logan abducted him, Edgar woke up inside an abandoned warehouse and received an audio tape, which gave him the instructions for a test. By 12 o'clock, he had to find a remote and use it to start a game involving five people. If he refused to do so, he would be killed on his own.
Edgar decided to follow the instructions and attracted the attention of the police, which resulted in a car chase. With his car, Edgar sped down the roads until he was outbraked by spike strips laid out by Officer Solomon on the street. As he lost control over his car, he hit a street barrier, consisting of numerous water barrels and police vehicles. He smashed his window and climbed out of the car to continue his flight on foot. Pursued by two officers, he eventually reached the warehouse where he previously received his instructions and made it to the rooftop. There, he noticed a red "X" drawn on a steel scaffold, which marked the position of the remote. Just as he grabbed it, the officers arrived and aimed their guns at him. In the distance, Edgar saw a clock tower and desperately told the officers that five people would die if they didn't call Detective Halloran, who had released him from prison after the murder of Christine Nelson.
The officers did as he said. As the time passed, Edgar started to panic. However, Halloran finally arrived along with his colleague, Detective Keith Hunt. Edgar told him that he was given the choice to either start the game or die on his own. Halloran ordered his man to aim for the remote and tried to convince Edgar to drop it, but as the time ran out, Edgar pulled the trigger and thereby started the game, which took place in an abandoned barn outside the city. The officers immediately shot the contraption. However, unnoticed by them, Logan was watching them from another rooftop nearby and shot Edgar in the chest with a sniper rifle. As Edgar collapsed, he told Halloran that the game had begun before he passed out due to his injury. (Jigsaw)
Edgar was taken to the St. Peter's Hospital, where he had to be put in an artificial coma. Some time later, he was briefly revisited by Halloran, who wanted to look after him after the mutilated corpse of a woman had been found before the entrance of the hospital. When he left again, Officer Canter remained at the hospital and guarded the door to Edgar's room. However, when Canter fell asleep, Logan entered the room and injected a medicament into Edgar's infusion bag, causing him to wake up. Afterwards, Logan abducted him and eventually killed him by slicing his throat.
Following his death, Logan cut a jigsaw piece from Edgar's cheek. Afterwards, he put his corpse into the coffin of John Kramer, before burying it again. The next day, the police commissioner ordered John's corpse to be exhumed in order to calm down the public after the recent murders. In the presence of several reporters and under Detective Keith's watch, the grave was dug up again and the coffin was opened. When Keith recognized Edgar Munsen, he immediately informed Detective Halloran. (Jigsaw)
Public Execution Trap • Pain Train • Horsepower Trap • Lawnmower Trap • Bobby's Trial • Suspended Cage • Silence Circle • Impalement Wheel • Hangman's Noose • Wisdom Teeth Combination • Brazen Bull • Sentry Gun Trap • Cyanide Box • Reverse Beartrap