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Water Cube

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Water Cube
Appearances Saw V, VI
Also Known As The Water Box Trap
Type of Trap Security, Execution
Victims Peter Strahm (survived; deceased)

Immediately after killing Jeff, and being locked in Jigsaw's operating room by Hoffman, Agent Strahm located a hallway revealed to him by glow-in-the-dark paint. In the hallway he discovered a cassette player that warned him not to proceed any further, lest the room become his tomb. Refusing to comply, Strahm proceeded down the hallway and was then tranquilized by Hoffman.

Strahm woke up with his head encased in a clear glass box with tubes connected to it, and his gun, cell phone, and flashlight on a nearby table, out of reach. The box started filling with water, eventually filling completely with the intent to drown Strahm. Thinking quickly, Strahm pulled out his pen and stabbed it into his throat, removing the guts of the pen and breathing through the empty tube, thus performing an emergency tracheotomy to sustain his breathing until help arrived. Strahm ultimately survived the trap, being wheeled out by paramedics, much to Hoffman's surprise. The irony is that Strahm managed to survive a trap that was constructed with no intended means of escape. The only other person to do this was Mark Hoffman with the Reverse Bear Trap 2.0.


  • Some have speculated that Strahm's pen was left in his pocket on purpose as a means of surviving the trap. But if so, Hoffman would not have reacted so surprised when he realized Strahm survived. Others have speculated that Hoffman's reaction was due to his surprise because he didn't think that Strahm would have thought of using the pen. But, as Strahm said, he believed he was supposed to die in The Cube, which explains Hoffman's surprise. Hoffman simply forgot to remove the pen from him. 
  • Strahm's pen was an important prop in the previous film, as well. Ever since his introduction, Strahm was seen in almost every appearance nervously clicking his pen to relieve stress. In the next film, that plot point paid off.

Hello, Agent Strahm. If you're hearing this, then you've finally found what you've been looking for. But is the discovery of my body enough? Or will your insatiable hunger to uncover the truth push you deeper into the abyss? Heed my warning: Do not proceed for this room can be your sanctuary or it can be your grave. The choice is yours

Jigsaw warns Strahm

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