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Anna, tell me this is not happening.
— Matthew

Matthew is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as a minor character in Jigsaw. He is portrayed by Edward Ruttle.


Early life

Not much is known about Matthew's early life other than that he married a woman named Anna and had a baby. Matthew, along with his wife and child lived in next to of John Kramer's House. When John Kramer was diagnosed late with cancer thanks to the error of one of the Medical Examiner, Matthew and Anna were very cordial with John during his chemotherapy, supporting him in whatever he needs. (Jigsaw)


However, some time later, Anna and Matthew began to argue at every moment, ending their marriage and their love. Anna began to develop a bad relationship with her baby to the point of not taking good care of him when Matthew was absent.

Matthew commits suicide by hanging.

Anna was easily stressed by her baby's cries getting to the point that one night, when Anna and Matthew were sleeping, the baby's cries woke Anna up and they did not let her keep sleeping. Anna started screaming at her baby and in an act of rage decided to smother the baby with a pillow, killing him in an instant. Later, Anna decided to put the baby's corpse next to Matthew who was still sleeping. When Matthew woke up and realized that their baby was dead, Anna decided to blame him, insinuating that when Matthew was sleeping he turned to their baby and smothered him. Matthew began to cry and when the police arrived to investigate the scene of the crime, Anna blamed her husband for the death of their baby. The police immediately arrested Matthew, who still could not believe what he allegedly did. Matthew went insane and was committed to a psychiatric hospital where he later committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet. (Jigsaw)


Matthew was supportive of John Kramer during his cancer treatment, to which John was grateful. Matthew also loved his child and went insane due to falsely believing that he accidentally killed his child. Unlike his wife Anna (the real killer), Matthew was unable to live with the guilt of "killing" his child and hanged himself in a psychiatric hospital.

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