Obi Tate

For years, you've burned those around you with your lies, cons and deceits. Now you'll have to redeem yourself, for the games you've played with others, by playing one of mine.
~ Jigsaw explains why his testing Obi.

Obi Tate is the minor antagonist who appeared in Saw II. He is an arsonist with a desire of being tested by Jigsaw and also assisted Jigsaw in kidnapping the other victims planned for the Nerve Gas House.

Obi was one of the victims for the Nerve Gas House. In the basement, Jigsaw revealed that Obi was an arsonist who "burned those around him with his lies, cons and deceits". It was also revealed that Obi helped abduct the others to place them in the Nerve Gas House. Another victim, Laura Hunter, remembered Obi snuck into her car and kidnapped her in the middle of the night. Jigsaw instructed Obi to get into a furnace to collect two antidotes with one being a gift for him for helping him abduct the others. Although once he grabbed the second syringe, the furnace's door closed and the fire was set.

Obi failed to escape to furnace yet he smashed through the end, though burned alive still. It was revealed all Obi had to do to prevent his death was to turn the knob with the Devil sketched over it.


  • Obi appears in the Saw video game adaption, which takes place in between the first and second film. David Tapp must rescue him from a furnace. Afterwards, Obi runs off and isn't seen again for the rest of the game.