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We shouldn't be ashamed of what we've gone through. Because we're good and we are strong!
— Bobby encourages the group[src]

The Jigsaw Survivor Group is a fictional group in the Saw franchise, appearing in Saw 3D.

History

Traumatic Experiences

As the deadly games of John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer, shattered the city, numerous people fell victims to his vicious traps. However, as the games went on, there were also a few people who managed to survive. In order to share and overcome their horrific experiences, some of these people founded a self-help group and organized their meetings in a local church. With time, more and more survivors joined the group. (Saw 3D)

S.U.R.V.I.V.E.

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Sidney is berated by Simone

One rather prominent member of the group was Bobby Dagen, a man who had gained wealth and fame by publishing his book "S.U.R.V.I.V.E. - My Story of Overcoming Jigsaw", in which he told his readers how he supposedly survived a deadly trap set up by the Jigsaw Killer and how his life developed afterwards. In fact however, he had never been tested by the killer and his whole story was nothing but a lie. To promote his book as well as his national tour, he attended the group's meetings along with his wife, Joyce, his crew and a camera team which recorded the session. During the meeting, Bobby listened to the stories of the other survivors, including a woman named Sidney, who had been forced to kill her boyfriend, Alex, in order to escape one of Jigsaw's traps. However, she stated that Alex had frequently battered her and said that her game was the first time she took action against him. Therefore, she was berated by Simone, another survivor, as Alex had to die for Sidney to leave him and then told her about her own game, during which she had cut off her own left arm. Afterwards, she spoke to Bobby and asked him why he had brought a camera team with him to film their conversation. Bobby responded that he wanted to illustrate the fact that a traumatic experience such as the kind that each one of them had been forced to endure can have a positive outcome, such as a new perspective on life. As Simone attempted to contradict him, Bobby interrupted her, showing understanding and respect for her anger, and told her to take a look at the other survivors, who had all managed to find something positive in their horrific experiences.

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Bobby shows his scars

In yet another one of his dramatic speeches, he encouraged the others not to be ashamed of their experience but to be proud of having been able to survive. Thereby, he unbuttoned his shirt and let the others take a look at his own scars. Furthermore, he talked about the value of beloved people, which he, according to himself, had never done before his martyrium, and then introduced Joyce to the group, while kissing and declaring his love for her. He was, however, interrupted by Dr. Lawrence Gordon, another survivor, who, unknown to Bobby, was an accomplice of Jigsaw and therefore knew about his lie. Therefore, he sarcastically mocked him and his "remarkable" ability to get something positive out of his horrifying experiences. Bobby however tried to act confident and thanked him. Therefore, Gordon and the other confused members of the group applauded him, showing their gratefulness of being part of his story. (Saw 3D)

Trivia

  • Several survivors from the previous films returned as members of the self-help group in Saw 3D. These include Lawrence Gordon from the first Saw film, Mallick from Saw V, and Simone, Addy, Emily and Tara Abbott from Saw VI. Additionally, Brad and Ryan, two survivors from the beginning of Saw 3D, appear at the group's meeting as well.
  • It is a common misconception among many fans that Bobby Dagen is the founder and leader of the group.

Appearances and References

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