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Sawer is the first boss of Cry of Fear, encountered in the Nightmare Sequences of the apartments. He is a considerably tall and skeletal creature wielding a chainsaw he is named after, and has multiple pins protruding from his head and body.

About the Boss

Sawer ambushes Simon once he enters his lair and preventing his escape by cutting a steam pipe into the path of the door. He will then pursue Simon relentlessly around the room, moving slowly but taking giant steps that allow him to keep at pace with the player. If he gets a chance to attack the player, his preparation to swing the chainsaw is slow enough that it is simple to avoid - but if the player manages to get caught in a corner, they have little hope of escape. Being hit once by the chainsaw is an instant kill, Simon being brutally sliced in half at the waist.

Sawer is immune to all forms of damage Simon can give him for most of the battle, his only weak spot being a closed eye protruding from his upper back. The only way to reveal the eye is to damage him until he finally wears down and falls to one knee to rest. The eye will then open and Simon may attack it for a few seconds before Sawer stands to his feet once more and resumes the chase. Once defeated, Sawer will succumb to the pain and fall to his knees before decapitating himself with his own chainsaw, finishing the chapter.

While pursuing, Sawer takes twice as much damage from all melee sources, but he takes no damage from melee attacks that hit his legs. While stunned, Sawer's eye takes the same amount of damage from each hit, regardless of which weapon is used.

Relevance to Simon

Sawer could represent Simon's fear of being persistently chased by his inner demons, pushing him to the edge. It might also represent the sadistic child abuser that lived in the apartment building. The way Sawer kills Simon by slicing him at the waist might represent how Simon's legs are "cut off" from the rest of his body, as to the fact he can't use them anymore.

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Trivia

  • At the beginning of the game, where the boarded off area with the van is, when the lightning strikes, you are able to see him for a frame or two.
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