My masked apprentice seeks to surpass me by sabotaging your game.
— Jigsaw warns Tapp about Pighead[src]

Pighead is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as the secondary antagonist of Saw: The Video Game.


David Tapp's Trial

Not much is known about the mysterious man nicknamed "Pighead", besides the fact that at one point in his life, he became an apprentice of John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. While his motivations remained unknown, he assisted Jigsaw in setting up one of his biggest games at the abandoned Whitehurst Insane Asylum - the test of David Tapp, a discharged detective obsessed with apprehending the killer and ending his games.

Dressed in a red cloak and with his face concealed by a sinister pig mask, which gave him his name, Pighead oversaw Tapp's game. While at first, he only briefly taunted Tapp, he actively interfered in his game for the first time when Tapp was searching for a key, which he needed to reach Amanda Young, who was trapped in the asylum as well and had to be saved by him. After Tapp successfully retrieved the key, Pighead broke through a door before him and subdued Tapp. Afterwards, he took his unconscious body to the door, which he had to pass in order to find Amanda. (Saw: The Video Game)

Amanda Young's Abduction


Amanda is attacked by Pighead

Shortly afterwards, Tapp actually managed to save her from her trap and the two of them continued their way together. Upon doing so, they reached another door on a lower level of the asylum. However, they hadn't noticed that they were followed by Pighead. Once Tapp passed the door, it suddenly slammed shut behind him, separating him and Amanda. Moments later, Pighead attacked her and dragged her away, with Tapp being unable to help her. (Saw: The Video Game)

The Shotgun Collar


Pighead kills a man

Forced to continue his way alone, Tapp went on in his attempt to find Jennings Foster, one of his former colleagues and the next victim he had to save from one of Jigsaw's traps. In order to do so, he had to reach the janitor's office. Therefore, he followed a direction sign showing him the right way. However, when he passed another gate, he was attacked and subdued by Pighead from behind, who took him to a bathroom somewhere else in the building. While he was unconscious, Pighead locked a collar around his neck. Whenever Tapp got to close to another prisoner with a similar collar, both of the devices were activated. If Tapp stayed too close to the other prisoner, his collar would detonate after a few seconds. However, if he moved out of range quick enough, the other collar would explode, meaning that one of them inevitably had to die. (Saw: The Video Game)

Melissa Sing's Test

As Tapp went on, he successfully managed to save Jennings. On his way to the next victim, Melissa Sing, the widow of Tapp's former partner, Detective Steven Sing, he witnessed the brutality of Pighead once more, when he saw how the latter strangled another prisoner to death. Shortly after this brief encounter, Tapp finally reached Melissa and saved her from her trap. She, however, abandoned him, still unable to forgive him for her husband's fate. Therefore, she was subdued by Pighead, who sew her mouth shut and left a tape for her, which contained the instructions for another test. (Saw: The Video Game)


From that point on, Pighead began to sabotage Tapp's game. He lied in wait for him and frequently tried to attack him, but was held back by several obstacles. On other occasions, he simply stalked him and also killed other prisoners in his way, while Tapp watched him doing so. As the game came closer and closer to his end, Pighead went to a yard, where he intended to wait for Tapp. Thereby, he came across another prisoner, who was trapped in a small area of the yard, which was surrounded by a fence. Pighead pushed a button and thereby energized the floor, killing the man behind the fence.

Moments later, Tapp entered the yard and the two of them engaged in a fight. However, as Pighead turned out to be a ruthless and capable opponent, Tapp was forced to keep him at distance. Unable to defeat him by any other means, Tapp eventually lured Pighead into the fenced and closed the door behind him. Afterwards, he pushed the button and thereby finally killed Pighead, who immediately collapsed due to the electrocution. (Saw: The Video Game)


Following his death, Tapp searched his body and found a key to the library, where his final test was going to take place. 


Not much can be said about Pighead's personality, primarily due to the fact that he never spoke during his encounters with Tapp and because his motivation for helping Jigsaw were never revealed. Tapp assumed that Pighead might have been merely another victim of Jigsaw, who only followed his orders because he had been forced to do so. His behavior, however, suggests otherwise. Over the course of Tapp's game, Pighead repeatedly went against Jigsaw's rules and killed several other prisoners in cold blood.

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