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Sorry, buddy. This is part of my game, nothing personal.
— The prisoner, upon attacking Tapp[src]

The Whitehurst Prisoner is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He serves as a minor antagonist in Saw: The Video Game.



Not much is known about this man's past. However, one day he was targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. After abducting him, he took him to the abandoned Whitehurst Insane Asylum, where he had prepared a deadly game. (Saw: The Video Game)


This game focused on David Tapp, a former homicide detective who became obsessed with Jigsaw after his partner, Detective Steven Sing, was killed in one of his traps. The unknown man strapped Tapp to a wheelchair and took him to a toilet room somewhere in the asylum. Upon their arrival, he put a mechanical contraption on his head. This device, which was equipped with a timer, was hooked into Tapp's upper and lower jaw. Once the game began, he had 60 seconds to free himself from the trap. Otherwise, the device would rip his mouth open when the time was over and kill him in the process.

The man yells at Tapp

After setting up Tapp's game, the man went on but eventually found himself trapped in another toilet room, where numerous nail bombs were hanging from the ceiling. Through a metal grate, the man witnessed someone dropping a fuse in the toilet. Once the stranger disappeared and left his prisoner behind, the latter started to scream for help and thereby attracted Tapp's attention. Tapp, who had managed to escape his trap, entered a room next to the one where the other man was trapped. Seconds later, the door slammed shut behind him. At this moment, a TV turned on, showing a mechanical ventriloquist puppet named Billy, which informed the men about their next test. Two control panels secured the doors to both of their rooms. However, to activate them, Tapp first had to find the fuse in one of the toilets.

When the tape ended, a 90-second-timer started to count down. In a panic, the first man told Tapp that he had witnessed someone dropping the fuse in the toilet. The toilet, however, was full of used syringes. Therefore, the other man frantically encouraged Tapp to get it out. Eventually, Tapp managed to obtain the fuse and inserted it in a fuse box, which caused the timer to stop. Afterward, the men were able to open the doors with the panels. Upon doing so, the first man received a small electric shock and yelled in anger. He noticed that the floor in Tapp's path was covered in broken glass shards. However, he explicitly refused to give Tapp his shoes and showed himself rather ungrateful for his salvation. Afterward, he went on. (Saw: The Video Game)


The prisoner attacks Tapp

Only minutes later, the two of them reencountered each other. When Tapp went through a door, he was suddenly attacked from behind with a bat by the man. When Tapp asked him what he was doing, the man assured him that it was nothing personal but rather part of his own game and then advised Tapp to grab a weapon on his own. Just as Tapp got back on his feet, the man went to the next room and closed the door behind him. Through a grate, he witnessed how Tapp was attacked by a second prisoner, who was much more aggressive. Therefore, Tapp grabbed a metal pipe from a trashcan and defended himself by killing the attacker.

The man is killed by the booby trap

Moments later, another TV turned on in the room, where the first man had locked himself up. When the puppet appeared on-screen and mockingly laughed at him, he angrily yelled that his game was over as he had done what he had been told to do. Afterward, he attempted to leave the room through another door. However, when he opened the door and tried to leave, he was shot by a shotgun set up above the door. Unable to react fast enough, he was killed and fell to the floor before Tapp's eyes. (Saw: The Video Game)


Later that night, the prisoner's corpse was found by the Metropolitan Police Department 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)


While easy to frighten, the Whitehurst Prisoner was a stubborn and determined man and showed no remorse or scruples in his attempt to escape the Whitehurst Asylum. These egoistic traits were proven by his willingness to hurt Tapp, only minutes after the latter had saved his life. Throughout their brief encounters, he frequently showed his ungratefulness, not only when he attacked Tapp but also when he left him behind earlier after having been saved from the bombs by him. Eventually, his stubbornness led to his own demise.

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