Sawyer Bottom was a human man who is now a ghost.
Sawyer Bottom was one of the many hopeful suitors of beauteous Melanie Ravenswood in the Ravenswoods' golden age. Like Melanie's other suitors, Sawyer, a wealthy sawmill owner, died in mysterious circumstances which had actually been engineered by Melanie's father Henry — in his case, being sawed in half in his own lumbermill. Bottom was buried alongside Melanie's other three early suitors (Rowan D. Falls, Ignatius Knight and Barry Claude) in a crypt at the edge of the Ravenswood estate, where the unfortunate four's ghosts still dwell, hoping Melanie will marry them even now. In the 1880's, the Phantom replaced the four Stretching Portraits of Melanie by herself he had in his Stretching Room with Stretching Portraits of the four ill-fated suitors with Melanie, from which Melanie's image disappeared as the portraits stretched.
Behind the scenes Edit
Sawyer Bottom was added to the Phantom Manor ride as part of its 2019 updates. Like the other three suitors added in said refurbishment, his name is a pun mirroring his way of death, as "Sawyer Bottom" sounds very much like "saw your bottom" (and, indeed, Sawyer died by his bottom half getting sawed off).