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I drop this switch and... boom!
— A Whitehurst inmate threatens Tapp[src]

The Explosive Cube is a trap from the Saw franchise, appearing in Saw: The Video Game.

Design and Function

The explosive cube was a small, cubical glass box with an explosive inside it. It was attached to its victim's hand, who had to cling on the explosive inside it. If the person dropped it, the cube detonated in the process. The only way to free themselves from the device was to deactivate it with a key, which was hidden in the body of another victim. (Saw: The Video Game)


David Tapp's Trial

After having been abducted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer, Detective David Tapp woke up inside the abandoned Whitehurst Insane Asylum, where he had to face a series of tests in order to overcome his obsession with apprehending Jigsaw. As he made his way through the asylum, he often encountered other, more aggressive and hostile inmates, who had been abducted by Jigsaw as well. Most of them were forced to wear different kinds of Jigsaw's deadly traps, including the explosive cubes. Tapp soon learned that while he was unconscious, Jigsaw had placed a key inside his body, which could free the others from their traps. As they were determined to kill him to get their hands on the key, Tapp had to defend himself, either by killing them first or by trying to avoid any confontations with them. At the end of the night, Tapp finally decided to let go of his obsession with Jigsaw in the exchange for the freedom of all remaining prisoners at Whitehurst. Those, who were still alive at this point, were therefore released from their traps. (Saw: The Video Game)