I can't forgive you for what you did to me. To Steven.
— Melissa talks to Tapp[src]

Melissa Sing is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. She serves as the tertiary antagonist of Saw: The Video Game.

She was voiced by Khanh Doan.

Biography

Depression

Melissa Sing was the wife of Steven Sing, a homicide detective who worked for the Metropolitan Police Department, and the mother of Franklin Sing. Her life changed dramatically when her husband was killed by a trap set up by a wanted serial killer known as Jigsaw. Following Steven's death, Melissa suffered from severe depression. Unable to cope with her grief, she began to neglect herself and her son and blamed her husband's partner, Detective David Tapp, for her crisis as she deemed him responsible for Steven's demise. On one occasion, Elizabeth Harris, Franklin's school counselor, sought talks with Melissa as Franklin had come to school unfed and with dirty clothes. However, Melissa didn't respond to her call, which caused Elizabeth to report the situation to the County Office of Child Protective Services. Due to the child neglect and Melissa's hatred for Tapp, she was eventually targeted by Jigsaw. (Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Abduction

After abducting them, he took her and Franklin to the abandoned Whitehurst Insane Asylum, where Melissa had to participate in a deadly game focusing on Tapp and was put in a gruesome trap. Melissa was forced to stand between two metal plates equipped with numerous rotating saw blades with her hands strapped behind her back. (Saw: The Video Game)

David Tapp's Test

When she woke up, she was greeted by Jigsaw and immediately insulted him, accusing him of having killed her husband. However, Jigsaw defended himself, stating that the trap that killed Steven could've been easily disabled by police procedure if Tapp wouldn't have ignored it. These words further fueled Melissa's hatred for her late husband's partner. As time went by, she demanded to see her son as Jigsaw reminded her of how she had neglected him after Steven's death. Once again, Melissa blamed Tapp for her misery, expressing her hate and her desire for him to suffer. She also tried to convince Jigsaw that Tapp was, indeed, the one responsible for her and Franklin's situation. Jigsaw, however, merely told her that Tapp was the only one who could save her. Afterward, he left the chapel, so Tapp's game could continue.

Shortly afterward, Tapp reached the chapel. Upon entering the big hall, he found Melissa, still trapped in Jigsaw's vicious device. Moments later, a TV turned on in front of them. A mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on-screen and once more confronted Melissa with her hatred and depression. It told her that the plates before and behind her would snap shut unless Tapp could save her. Therefore, it instructed the latter on how to do so.

Melissa escapes the trap

When the tape ended, and the TV turned off again, the saws attached to the plates were activated and began to spin. Melissa frantically yelled at Tapp to hurry up while he tried to shut off the machine. He had to deactivate the blades by placing a magnetic cube in the correct circuit. Failing to avoid shorting out the batteries holding the plates with the saws in place would have resulted in both plates slamming shut on her. Eventually, he was able to accomplish his task, and Melissa was freed from her restraints. As she was still afraid, Tapp tried to calm her down. However, Melissa told him not to touch her and once again accused him of being responsible for Steven's death. Furthermore, she claimed that she wished he wouldn't have saved her. Tapp defended himself, stating that he would've taken Steven's place if possible, and then went on. (Saw: The Video Game)

Test

Melissa followed him to the Pine Ward, but after only a few minutes, she left him again, stating that she couldn't forgive him and that he deserved this game. As she locked the door behind her, Tapp could not follow her and, therefore, went on alone. Shortly afterward, Jigsaw sent his accomplice nicknamed Pighead, who covered his face with a sinister pig mask, after her to force her to play another game. After subduing her, Pighead sewed her mouth shut and gave her an audiotape recorded by Jigsaw, which informed her that he had also abducted her son. To save him, Melissa had to follow Jigsaw's instructions and had to keep Tapp on track until 6 o'clock. Eager to see her son again, Melissa accepted her task and put several obstacles in Tapp's path. (Saw: The Video Game)

Escape

Later that night, Melissa and her son were released from the asylum after Tapp had chosen to let go of his pursuit of Jigsaw in exchange for the freedom of all the victims trapped at Whitehurst. (Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Personality

Melissa Sing deeply loved her late husband, Steven Sing, and therefore suffered from severe depression when he was killed in a trap. Due to her grief, she began to neglect herself and her son and barely cared for Franklin's well-being. Instead, she indulged in her hatred for David Tapp, whom she blamed for the tragedy that had destroyed her family. Her aversion for him became evident throughout her imprisonment at Whitehurst, as she seemingly hated Tapp more than she hated the Jigsaw Killer. Furthermore, she showed no gratitude when Tapp saved her, stating that he shouldn't have done so. Shortly afterward, she even abandoned him and chose to face the horrors at Whitehurst on her own rather than accompanying the man she deemed responsible for her misery. When leaving him behind, she told him that he deserved Jigsaw's game for everything he had done to her.

Trivia

  • In an alternate ending of Saw: The Video Game, Tapp chose to hunt down the Jigsaw Killer instead of freeing the other prisoners at Whitehurst. In his attempt to stop him, he brutally beat up a hooded figure, whom he believed to be Jigsaw. However, it turned out to be Melissa. Moments later, she triggered a booby trap and was killed by two shotguns.

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