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Someone call homicide division
— The Pathologist is told by "Adam Heffner" to call "Mark Hoffman"

The Pathologist is a fictional character from the Saw franchise, as well as a minor protagonist in Saw IV.

He was portrayed by David Boyce.


Early life

The Pathologist was a man who worked for the Metropolitan Police Department. At one point in his career, he played a role in the investigation of the case of the serial killer John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. During that case, he and his colleague Adam Heffner performed the autopsies on every single victim of Jigsaw and even Jigsaw himself after he was killed by one of his victims. When he, along with his colleagues, conducted the post-mortem examination on Jigsaw's corpse, he cut open his stomach. Thereby, he found a mini-cassette coated in wax, which Jigsaw had swallowed before his death. Heffner immediately told his colleague to call the homicide division. When Detective Mark Hoffman arrived at the morgue shortly afterward, he ordered them to cut out the cassette. After doing so, they gave it to Hoffman. The recording it contained turned out to be a warning. Jigsaw announced that his games would go on after his death and that Detective Hoffman would be tested as well. (Saw III, Saw IV, Saw VI)


Not much could be said about the Pathologist’s personality due to his short screen time.

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