I just started as a custodian here at Whitehurst and already I been having some problems adjusting. The people here don’t care about the safety of the custodial staff at all.
— Ray talks about his work[src]

Ray Watkins is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He is one of the unseen characters in the series.


Early Life

Ray Watkins was the husband of a woman named Marie. In his early life, he worked at an unknown plant. However, it was temporarily shut down at one point, forcing Ray to look for another job to be able to nourish his family. Eventually, he became the head custodian of the Whitehurst Insane Asylum. Therefore, he had to go to another city and regularly sent his money to his family, hoping that the plant he used to work at would soon open up again. (Saw: The Video Game)

The Whitehurst Insane Asylum

Early on after taking up the new job, Ray already had problems adjusting to his new work, especially since the executives seemingly didn't care about the safety of the custodial staff. For example, they used a boiler, which was too small for the size of the building and therefore had to be kept on high pressure all the time to keep the rooms heated. On other occasions, people started to get sick due to poisonous substance, which were released by mixing the cleaning chemicals together. Furthermore, Ray was unsatisfied with most of his co-workers, deeming some of them as too incompetent for their job.

However, he quickly started to get along with the patients of Whitehurst and became friends with them. Therefore, he became convinced that these people were not truly insane, as they were labelled by the doctors and nursing staff. One of these patients was a woman named Emma, who greatly reminded Ray of his wife due to her looks, her smell and even her laugh. Too stay with his friends, he even passed on seeing his family during the holidays. Eventually, however, he quit his job at Whitehurst for an unknown reason and was succeeded by Francis Merkin. (Saw: The Video Game)


Ray Watkins was a responsible man who deeply cared about the safety and well-being of both, his family and his colleagues. Even in difficult situations, he gave his best to accomplish his task as good as possible. He was also quite empathetic, caring more about the patients at Whitehurst than the doctors and nurses, which helped him to find new friends during his work in the asylum.

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