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The key that will free him is hidden inside your son's possessions, possessions you have clung to for far too long.
— Jigsaw confronts Jeff with his obsession[src]

Dylan's Pig was an important item in the Saw franchise, primarily appearing in Saw III as a symbol of Jeff Denlon's obsession he developed after the loss of his 8-year-old son, Dylan.

Appearance

Dylan's pig was a small pig made of pink fluffy plush with a tousled tuft of pink hair on its head. It had a big smile and big dark saucer eyes which gave it an outright friendly and cute appearance.

History

Christmas

One day on Christmas, the Denlon family came together around the Christmas tree. When young Dylan opened one of his presents and saw that it was a pink plush pig, he was filled with joy and hugged it tightly. He immediately grew found of his new beloved toy. (Saw III)

Obsession

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Jeff takes the pig away from Corbett

The life of the family changed dramatically, when Dylan was killed by a drunk driver named Timothy Young in a car accident before his father's eyes. Following this traumatic experience, Lynn, his mother, became emotionally numb due to her constant use of antidepressants, while Jeff indulged in his thoughts of vengeance. As his mental state worsened over the next three years, he kept all of his son's possessions and kept everything in his room the way it was before, unable to deal with the loss of Dylan. One night, when she couldn't sleep, Corbett went to her brother's bedroom. Even though her father had repeatedly berated her for touching Dylan's toys, she took the pig and returned to her room. Shortly afterwards, Jeff went to Dylan's bedroom and stood in front of a mirror on the wall. Drunk and filled with anger, he yelled at his own reflection and threatened it with a gun, imagining it to be Timothy Young. However, he eventually came back to his senses and thereby noticed that the plush pig was missing. Therefore, he angrily went to his daughter's bedroom, who immediately woke up as he began to search her room. As he couldn't find the pig, he sat down on Corbett's bed and pulled back her blanket, revealing that she held the pig in her arms. Corbett explained that she just wanted it so she could sleep, but Jeff took it away, berating her as he had told her numerous times not to touch anything in Dylan's room. After that, he caressed her hair, before returning to Dylan's room, while she stayed in her room and lay down again. (Saw III)

Jeff and Corbett Denlon's Abduction

Unknown to them, they weren't alone as someone had invaded their house. Only minutes later, the invader, who had disguised himself with a sinister pig mask, subdued Jeff and his daughter. This invader was in fact Detective Mark Hoffman, an apprentice of John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. After sedating them, he took their unconscious bodies as well as all of Dylan's possessions to John's hideout at the abandoned Gideon Meatpacking Plant where he locked up all the toys and photos of Dylan in a large incinerator. (Saw III, IV)

Jeff Denlon's Test

Shorty afterwards, Jeff woke up and found a tape recorder left by Jigsaw. The tape told him that he had been chosen for one of Jigsaw's games due to his vengefulness. In order to escape the building, Jeff would have to face a series of tests in order to learn to finally forgive the people he deemed responsible for his own fate and the fate of his son. Thereby, Jigsaw promised him that he would finally be able to confront the murderer of his son. However, if he refused to play his game, Jigsaw told him that the doors would lock after two hours and he would die in this place.

As Jeff made his way through the building, he eventually reached the door to his second test. with the words "Time to let go" written on it. When he attempted to open it, it turned out to be quite hard as unknown to him, a contraption was attached to the other side of the door with a tightened wire that extended across the room to a control panel. However, Jeff finally managed to open it and stumbled into the room. Upon doing so, he saw how a metal pin connected to the end of the wire was pulled out of the panel. As he carefully went further into the room, the door suddenly slammed shut just like the one in the freezer room. Again, Jeff tried to open it but stopped when all of a sudden he heard the scared voice of a man screaming for help. As he followed the voice, Jeff climbed a metal stairway up to a catwalk above a large vat where he saw another audio recorder dangling from the ceiling. Upon grabbing it, he saw the man who was shackled to the bottom of the vat by a metal chain around his neck.

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Jeff hesitates to turn on the incinerator

The audio tape introduced him to Halden, the presiding judge who gave Timothy Young a mild prison sentence of merely six months. Again, Jigsaw gave Jeff two options. He could either let Judge Halden die or he could go down the stairs where the big furnace containing Dylan's possessions was located. As the key to Halden's chain was hidden among Dylan's them, the only way to get it was by activating the incinerator, which would burn all the toys and photos until only the key was left. When the tape ended, a giant blender with multiple interlocking saws, which was connected with the vat via a chute, was activated. Just as Halden wondered about the loud sound of the saw blades, a conveyor-like contraption on the ceiling was set into motion. Seconds later, several rotten pig carcasses hanging from the conveyor were carried into the room and dropped over the saws. Thereby, they were hackled to a thick, grey, stinking pulp which was poured into the vat over the chute and dashed Judge Halden's body. Disgusted by the stench and the shocking eyesight, Jeff stepped back. Frightened and angered, Halden yelled at him that he couldn't let him die there. In return, Jeff furiously reminded him of Timothy Young and his mild sentence of merely six months in prison. In an attempt to convince Jeff to help him, Halden offered to discuss the case and told him that he could help him to get the sentence extended.
Dylan's Pig

The pig in the incinerator

Jeff however furiously yelled at him as Timothy had already been released long ago. In a final desperate attempt, Halden told him that he had a son himself and asked Jeff if he really wanted to become a murderer as well. Therefore, Jeff turned away and climbed down the stairway, causing Halden to panic. When he stood in front of the incinerator, Jeff tried to open its door and got angrily kicked against the vat when it didn't work. He struggled with himself, intensively thinking whether he should burn his last memorabilia of his son. However, as time went by and he heard the screams and apologies of Halden, Jeff ultimately turned on the furnace, causing all the toys of his son to be burned forever. His eyes filled with tears, but eventually he saw the key dropping into the incinerator's ash container. As soon as the flames were turned off, Jeff grabbed the key, run up the stairs again and climbed down a ladder into the vat. Disgustedly, he unlocked the shackle around Halden's neck and pulled him up, only seconds before the last torrent of pulp splashed into the vat. (Saw III)

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