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I'd say justice was served.
— Fisk upon the identification of Seth Baxter[src]

Detective Fisk is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as a minor protagonist in Saw IV and V. He was portrayed by Mike Realba.


The Jigsaw Case

Hoffman and Fisk at Seth's crime scene

Fisk was a homicide detective working for the Metropolitan Police Department. At one point he got involved in the serial killer case of John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. Early on in this series of murders, Fisk was informed about a new possible victim of Jigsaw and therefore asked Detective Mark Hoffman if he wanted to take a look at the crime scene, to which the latter immediately agreed. Upon their arrival, Fisk told him that the victim was a convicted murderer who had been released from prison the last month. Upon seeing the victim, which had been sliced in half by a giant pendulum blade, Hoffman identified him as Seth Baxter, the ex-boyfriend and murderer of his sister, Angelina Acomb. Fisk, who knew the story about the murder of Angelina, was surprised by this but stated that Seth had become what he deserved. Due to Hoffman being potentially biased, the further investigation on Seth's death, which soon became known to the public as the "Pendulum Murder", was taken over by Detective Allison Kerry. However, Hoffman still asked Fisk to keep him informed, to which the latter agreed. (Saw V)

Finding Allison Kerry

Several months later, the police finally found out about the identity of Jigsaw, as he had revealed it to them himself, but were unable to arrest him. Another six months later, Detective Kerry was abducted from her apartment by Jigsaw's apprentice, Amanda Young, who put her in one of her traps, killing her in the process. Four days later, her corpse was found in a basement area by Hoffman and a SWAT team led by Lieutenant Daniel Rigg. Shortly afterwards, after they called for the forensics, Fisk arrived at the crime scene to begin his investigation. While taking a look at the corpse, whose rib cage had been ripped apart, one of the police photographers discovered a bullet shell clamped between the device and the body. As Fisk informed Hoffman about this, the latter ordered the shell to be examined for fingerprints. (Saw III, IV)

Daniel Rigg's Trial

Fisk is informed about the fingerprints

Later that day, a fingerprint from Officer Rigg was found on the bullet shell from Kerry's crime scene by a member of the forensic team. When Detective Fisk informed the special agents Peter Strahm and Lindsey Perez about this, a young cop told him about a reported shooting at 23 Park Place, the location of Rigg's apartment. Shortly afterwards, the agents entered the apartment with the assistance of a SWAT team. Upon doing so, they found out that another game had begun. Photos in the apartment revealed to them, that Eric Matthews, who was still alive, and Mark Hoffman, who was seemingly abducted as well, were part of the game, leading the agents to the conclusion that they were the two officers who were in danger according to Kerry. Additionally, they also found several photos of Jill Tuck, the ex-wife of John Kramer. Therefore, they took her to the police station for further interrogation. However, at one point Fisk interrupted them as another victim had been found at the Alexander Motel. Therefore, Strahm and Perez went to the scene and ordered Fisk not to let Jill leave the police station. (Saw IV)

Police Raid

Hoffman and Fisk learn of Strahm's survival

Less than two hours later, the police was called to the abandoned Gideon Meatpacking Plant, which had been used by John Kramer and Amanda Young as their new hideout after the reveal of their identities. As the police was about to enter and secure the building, Hoffman came out through the delivery entrance along with a little girl, Corbett Denlon. Hoffman, who was in fact another accomplice of John Kramer, had pretended to be a victim held hostage at the plant. While the paramedics took care of Corbett, Hoffman was greeted by Detective Fisk who asked him about the whereabouts of Daniel Rigg. Hoffman told him that Rigg had died while trying to help and also claimed that there were no other survivors. Therefore, he was unpleasantly surprised when another team of paramedics suddenly came out of the building with Strahm, who lay on a gurney, severely injured but nonetheless alive after he had entered the building and was put in a trap, which he was able to escape from. (Saw V)


Not much can be said about Fisk's personality due to his short screen time. However, it can be assumed that he was a rather calm individual and a responsible detective who rarely questioned the orders given to him by his colleagues and supervisors.


  • Originally, Detective David Tapp was the one who showed Hoffman the crime scene of Seth Baxter's murder in Saw V. However, as Danny Glover wasn't available due to scheduling conflicts, his character was filmed with Fisk instead of Tapp

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