Since the twisted timeline could always be created after Kramer's passing, his death did not stop him from appearing in all but one of the Saw sequels.
For the first time in the series, the opening half of the movie is genuinely a drama that shows Kramer adjusting to his diagnosis.
Fans of Saw are aware that Kramer passed away before to developing cancer, therefore this won't be the tale of a miraculous recovery.
Saw X drags on for almost two hours, but the chance to chat with Kramer as the traps are being set is a mature touch. Even by Jigsaw standards, several parts of his strategy seem excessive.