|“||The cage you find yourself in will symbolize your rebirth.||”|
— Bobby is introduced to his game[src]
Design and Function
This trap was the first one in a series of tests. The victim was trapped in a large, cylindrical metal cage, which was suspended by a pulley system several feet above the floor. Below the cage were two adjoined metal platforms with several large spikes attached to them. To escape the cage, the victim had to pull a lever hanging from the ceiling. Thereby, the bottom of the cage would fall off. To avoid falling down and being impaled by the spikes, the victim had to swing back and forth and jump off to safety at the right moment. (Saw 3D)
|“||Hello Bobby. I want to play a game. You have amassed wealth, fame, and notoriety based upon your story of survival. Many have aided in your cause, but few know the truth. You are a liar. You and I both know you have never been in a trap nor have you ever been tested. Today, these lies will come full circle and you will learn if you truly have what it takes to call yourself a survivor. The cage you find yourself in will symbolize your rebirth. Within the next sixty minutes, you must stay upon the path of learning and traverse a series of obstacles to obtain access to your wife, who you have also deceived. If you fail to reach her before the clock runs out, she will die. Live or die, Bobby? Make your choice.||”|
— Bobby Dagen's tape[src]
The person tested in this trap 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, which ultimately him to become a target of John Kramer, the real Jigsaw Killer. After the latter's death, Bobby was subdued and abducted by Detective Mark Hoffman, Jigsaw's successor, who took him to the abandoned Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital, where he had prepared a deadly game for him.
Shortly afterwards, Bobby woke up again and found himself trapped in a large, cylindrical metal cage in a dark room. Immediately afraid of his situation, he screamed for help. In an attempt to free himself from the cage, he repeatedly tried to kick off the bottom of the cage when suddenly a TV turned on in front of him, showing the infamous mechanical ventriloquist puppet used by Jigsaw. The puppet introduced Bobby to his game and confronted him with the fact that all of his stories about surviving a trap had been nothing but lies. At the next moment, the TV showed Joyce, who was trapped with a chain around her neck at an unknown location. Distressed and in fear, Bobby begged Jigsaw for mercy. However, only seconds later, at 60-minute-timer was activated and started to count down. The puppet Bobby that he'd have to face a series of tests in order to gain access to his wife, who he had lied to as well and who'd die if he didn't manage to finish his game in time.
As the tape ended, the lights around Bobby were turned on and the cage was moved into an upright position and suspended several feet above the floor by a pulley system. As the cage was lifted up, two grated platforms with several large spikes attached to them, we're released and fell down to the floor right beneath the cage. Suddenly, Bobby noticed a lerver hanging from the ceiling and pulled it, thereby causing the bottom of the cage to fall off. Bobby however barely managed to hold onto the bars of the cage. Knowing that he'd be impaled by the spikes beneath him if he let go off the bars, he began to swing back and forth until he was finally able to jump off and landed on the floor beyond the spikes, ungently but relatively unharmed.
Public Execution Trap • Pain Train • Horsepower Trap • Lawnmower Trap • Bobby's Trial • Suspended Cage • Silence Circle • Impalement Wheel • Hangman's Noose • Wisdom Teeth Combination • Brazen Bull • Sentry Gun Trap • Cyanide Box • Reverse Beartrap