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Let's see what your breaking point is.
— Jigsaw mocks Carla Song[src]

The Elevator Trap is a trap from the Saw franchise, appearing in Saw II: Flesh & Blood.

Design and Function

This trap was located inside an elevator well. The arms of the victim were shackled to a metal contraption, which was suspended from the ceiling by two chains, while their legs were shackled to the top of an elevator. This elevator was held in position by four clamps, which were attached to four metallic bars. To survive, the test subject had to rely on the help of a second person. Outside the elevator well was a panel with two vertical rows of combination locks. The second person had to arrange the four upper locks of each row and add them together, so the two lowest locks had the same number. Doing this correctly would eventually result in the release of the first victim standing on the elevator. However, if the second subject failed their test, all of the clamps holding the elevator were opened one by one and the elevator would fall down the well, thereby tearing the other victim in half. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

History

Michael Tapp's Test

Hello, Carla. You are a doctor at a free clinic, pretending to help people in need. This would be admirable, except for the fact that you steal pharmaceuticals and you sell them on the street. Your legs are attached to an elevator and your arms to the ceiling. Balance the numbers, using as few moves as possible. If you fail, the elevator will fall, tearing you in half. You feed off the addictions of the desperate and the destitute, perpetuating a cycle of addiction that is difficult to break. Well, let's see what your breaking point is.
— Carla Song's tape[src]
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Carla in her trap

The persons tested in this trap were Michael Tapp, a reporter and son of the late Detective David Tapp, and Carla Song, a doctor who was involved in a drug cartel and stole pharmaceuticals from a clinic to sell them. After having been abducted by Pighead II, an accomplice of John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer, Michael had to face a series of tests. While making his way through an abandoned chemical plant, he eventually came across Pighead II, while the latter strapped Carla to the elevator. However, when Michael tried to save her, the doors were closed, separating them. Jigsaw then told Michael he had to restore the power to the elevator first to reach her. After he managed to do so, he found Carla, who was still strapped to the elevator, on the upper floor. As he reached her, several TVs inside the well turned on. A mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on the screens and confronted Carla with her crimes. Furthermore, it also told Michael how to save her from the elevator, explaining the function of the panel.

When the tape ended, Michael tried to arrange the numbers on the panel in the right way, while Carla started to panic and frantically yelled at him to hurry up. Eventually, he managed to balance the numbers and Carla was freed from her restraints. However a large grid prevented Carla from leaving the lift shaft. She begged Michael not to leave her but was separated from him again when the elevator went downstairs with Carla still standing on top of it. She was, however, released from the elevator once it reached the lower floor. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

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