Saw Movie Storyline in Chronological Order?

Question by Richard: Saw movie storyline in chronological order?
I just watched Saw VI yesterday, after having seen all the previous ones in order of release. I understand (sort of) what’s going on, but does anyone have a good chronological plot synopsis as if the whole series was played out, movie by movie, in the order that the events actually happened?

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Answer by Rambod
here you go :
Flashbacks from Saw IV reveal the earliest roots of the series, presenting John Kramer as a successful civil engineer and devoted husband to his wife Jill Tuck, who opened a rehab clinic for drug addicts. Jill lost her unborn baby, Gideon, due to the unwitting actions of a drug addict named Cecil, who fled the scene. John grieved over the loss of his child and distanced himself from his friends and his wife.

After this turn of events, John found himself trapped by his own complacency, until he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Extremely bitter over his squandered life, John began observing the lives of others and became even more depressed as he saw those around him squandering the gift of life that he had just been denied. After surviving a suicide attempt where he drove his car off a cliff, John was “reborn”, and nurtured the idea that the only way for someone to change is for them to change themselves. He designed a test for Cecil and decided to use the rest of his existence to design more of these “tests” as a form of “rehabilitation” that would change the world “one person at a time”. John was soon given the name “Jigsaw Killer” (or “Jigsaw”), so named because he removed a puzzle-piece-shaped chunk of flesh from those who do not escape his traps. John himself states that this name was given to him by the media, and that the cut piece of flesh was meant to represent that these victims were each missing something, what he called the “survival instinct”.

Few of Jigsaw’s victims are able to survive his brutal tests, which are often ironically symbolic representations of the problems in the victim’s life and require them to undergo severe physical or psychological torture to escape.

In Saw V, Lieutenant Mark Hoffman’s ties with John are revealed in a series of flashbacks during the film. Hoffman’s sister is murdered by her boyfriend, Seth Baxter. Seth is arrested, however, a technicality allowed him to be released, and Hoffman, feeling Seth had not served the full capacity of his sentence, kills him in an inescapable trap designed to look like one of Jigsaw’s, laying the blame on him. Jigsaw then kidnaps Hoffman and blackmails him into becoming his apprentice in his “rehabilitation” methods, though eventually Hoffman would become a willing apprentice, helping set up John’s tests from almost the beginning, starting with Paul’s trap.

The first surviving victim, Amanda Young, views Jigsaw as a hero who ultimately changed her life for the better. Amanda, upon Jigsaw’s request, agrees to become his protégé.

In Saw, Jigsaw has chained the man who diagnosed his cancer, Dr. Lawrence Gordon, in a dilapidated industrial washroom with Adam Faulkner-Stanheight, a photographer who has been tailing the doctor to prove he had been cheating on his wife. Lawrence has instructions to kill Adam in six hours, or else his wife and daughter will be killed. Meanwhile, detectives David Tapp and Steven Sing, who suspect Lawrence of being Jigsaw, follow a trail of clues from other Jigsaw traps ultimately leading to their deaths. Eventually, Lawrence saws his own foot off in order to escape, leaving Adam to die alone. Flashbacks from later films show that Amanda later returned and suffocated Adam as a “mercy killing”; it would be the first time she deliberately intervened during a test and killed someone.

Saw II begins with the police tracking a severely weakened Jigsaw to his latest lair. However, another test is in place, as he and Amanda have kidnapped the son of Detective Eric Matthews and trapped him and a group of seven convicts, previously framed by Matthews, in a house that is slowly being filled with sarin gas, with Amanda Young among them. He will trade Daniel Matthews’ life for Detective Matthews’ time, conversing with him until the game is concluded. Matthews loses his patience and assaults Jigsaw, forcing Jigsaw to take him to the house, only to discover that the video feed from inside the house had been pre-recorded, the events actually taking place much earlier; Matthews’ son was locked in a safe in Jigsaw’s warehouse, being kept alive with an oxygen tank. Matthews is knocked unconscious by a masked figure and wakes up imprisoned in the bathroom from Saw, which is part of the foundation of the house. Amanda reveals herself to Eric as Jigsaw’s protégé before leaving him to die. In the next two movies, Matthews manages to escape the bathroom by breaking his foot. He confronts and beats Amanda, demanding to know where his son is. Amanda fights him off and leaves him for dead. An unknown figure later drags Eric to a prison cell, keeping him for a future game.

The events of Saw III and IV occur concurrently. Saw III begins with Jigsaw, weakened and near death, confined to a makeshift hospital bed. Amanda has taken over his work, designing traps of her own; however, these traps are inescapable, as Amanda is convinced that Jigsaw’s traps have no effect and that people don’t change. A ki

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