Gonna splay you open, roll around on you like a carpet!
— Zeke threatens Michael[src]

Zeke is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as the quarternary antagonist in Saw II: Flesh & Blood.


Child Abuse

Zeke was a pedophile, fixated on little girls. Therefore, he molested several innocent children, steering them into lives of prostitution and drug use. On one occasion, he was caught in the act by Detective David Tapp and apprehended. He was convicted and sent to prison, but unfortunately still got away with a number of his sexual assaults and was therefore released after serving his sentence. Due to his vicious crimes and the fact that he was only punished for a portion of them, he was ultimately targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)


Zeke in his trap

After having been abducted by Jigsaw or one of his accomplices, Zeke found himself in the kitchen of the abandoned Holmes Hotel, with his hands trapped inside a large glass box suspended from the ceiling. A recorded message left on an answering machine on a table behind him confronted him with his crimes and the fact that despite his conviction, he had only been convicted for a small number of his real crimes. Besides that, the message also told him that someone would arrive soon to tell him the numbers he needed to escape the box.

Shortly afterwards, Michael Tapp, David Tapp's son and another prisoner, entered the room as he had to pass the area as part of his own series of tests. A TV turned on in front of him and a mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on the screen, which told him that he had to give Zeke the numbers to free him from the razor box and warned him that they'd both die if he refused to do anything.

Zeke enters the combination

When the tape ended, Michael told Zeke to hold on while he tried to figure out the right combination. Zeke however started to panic and frantically yelled at him to hurry up. As he looked around the room, Michael quickly noticed that one of the walls had several numerical frequences written all over it. Besides that, there were numerous mannequins with numbers written on their backs. His only clue was the information, that the combination he was looking for started with "8". Thereby, he was able to find the right combination and pressed the buttons on the mannequins in the right order. After entering the combination "80647", Zeke was released from the box, but collapsed and lost his consciousness due to the immense loss of blood. Moments later, his unconscious body was dragged away by Pighead II, one of Jigsaw's accomplices, with Michael being unable to help him. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Seeking Revenge

Zeke's new hands

Because of his injuries, Zeke's hands were amputated and replaced with blades that were attached to his arm stumps. When he regained his consciousness, he was offered to leave but suffered a mental breakdown and decided to stay to take revenge on Michael, who he deemed responsible for the loss of his hands. In his attempt to kill him, Zeke went to an abandoned chemical plant opposite of the hotel, as this was the location where Michael's test was continuing. There, he lay in wait for him in a hallway.

Zeke pursues Michael

When Michael finally reached the area and traversed the hallway, he encountered Zeke. A video of Jigsaw's puppet told Michael, that after losing his hands due to his injuries, Zeke held a grudge against him and wanted to kill him, despite having been offered to leave. With the blades attached to his arms, Zeke attacked him, forcing Michael to run away. By throwing several obstacles in his way, such as a dumpster and a trash can, he managed to keep Zeke at distance and ultimately escaped by jumping over a large hole in the floor. Unable to follow him, Zeke jumped into a nearby vent and disappeared. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)


Zeke ambushes Michael

Still eager to wreak vengeance on him, Zeke continued to pursue him and lay in ambush once more in another hallway. As Michael went through the area, Zeke broke through a door and jumped at him in an attempt to impale him. Michael, however, reacted fast enough to evade his assault and thereby caused him to break through another door. Embracing his opportunity, Michael ran away and squeezed through a narrow passage to another room, where he tried to hide from Zeke. However, the latter quickly found him and tried to kill him once more. Again, Michael evaded his attack and caused Zeke to run head-on against a metal pipe, which briefly paralyzed him. To Michael's dismay, Zeke quickly recovered himself and continued his pursuit.

Zeke's death

Whenever he got the opportunity, Zeke attempted to slice Michael with his blades while taunting him with frightening threats. Eventually, Michael fled to another room and blocked the door by overturning a shelf. However, thereby he was trapped in the room himself. Zeke then tried to enter the room through the only other door. Unknown to him, there was a trap located right behind it, which consisted of a pressure plate and two large contraptions armed with blades. By pulling a lever, Michael repositioned the contraptions just in time. When Zeke finally broke through the door, he jumped on the pressure plate and was crushed by the contraptions, which closed in on him. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)


Zeke was a unscrupulous and remorseless individual, who preyed on helpless children to satisfy his perverted drives as a pedophile. Unable to admit his own mistakes, he blamed others for his losses and shortcomings, as seen when he repeatedly tried to kill Michael without any hesitation, despite the fact that the latter had previously saved his life. While he was mentally unstable before already, the loss of his hands caused him to lose his mind completely, turning him into a brutal monster animated with nothing but rage.


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