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[[folder:4/20 Winners]]

Twenty-seven people to date have won "[[SelfImposedChallenge 4-20]] [[HarderThanHard Mode]]". (This "challenge" is accessed by turning the four animatronics' AI to the maximum during the seventh night.) To emphasize just how big this achievement is: ''Freddy's'' creator Scott Cawthon ''couldn't win it himself''.

* The first one to manage it was Twitch streamer [=BigBug=], as shown [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5E4ZJQoNrA here.]] Even Scott Cawthon didn't expect him to do it, and thus programmed in a third star on the menu screen as a reward.
* The next total victor was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zPjw39a7Q0 Party Wolfe]] on August 16th, 2014.
* On August 21st, LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} won after trying to defeat this challenge monster for over seven hours straight; he took home the win on his final attempt just before giving up completely. See his run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5GfhGFVCFE here.]]
* [=EtoanThePack=] posted a video on August 22nd of him defeating 4/20 Mode after two days and eleven hours of attempts. His run can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQwRR1coEMk here.]]
* Zorcast on August 24th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bizjj3sXQm0 here.]]
* On August 25th, [=JELlegendz=] completed 4/20 Mode after tackling it for a whopping fifteen hours. His run can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5aPPW4ftWc here.]]
* Storm Games on August 26th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx20fWlKDmw here]]
* [=TDog_Clisis=] on August 28th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOFjqLgTVGY here]]
* Bellacide on August 28th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX5nsT3tAqE here]]
* Mr. Grimmmz on August 29th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpIlOO20h_M here]]
* Marto's Gaming Network on August 29th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOiBb-RbzOg here]]
* [=MsHannerBananer=] on August 29th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJOGQK55_Tw here]]
* [=Ryan McSwane=] on September 1st; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUFfzS_d3Zs here]]
* [=Blondyeddy=] on September 3rd; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aOQ7bfwLEQ here]]
* Eric Van Wilderman on September 4th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhdCZsU-g1s here]]
* [=khaosmanix17=] on September 4th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYqEFCa3C9U here]]
* [=MrSpaceVector=] on September 6th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG5YWW0GNJQ here]]
* Ninox on September 9th; see the run [[http://www.twitch.tv/a_ninox/c/5093240 here]]
* Gautier on September 16th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP4fMaRTOpY here]]
* [=tastegaming=] on September 18th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pysg4Z1oGc here]]
* Ch. TSIGN on September 24th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwhAQ7bfG7A here]]
* Bagel The Bagel on September 28th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DfCRVKLUuA&index=3&list=UUjNqr3UUo7MUbCTA2t_BeHQ here]]
* Coldiron1022 on October 20th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFmsgMggKw here]] The commentary was done a day later in post.
* The Completionist on October 31st; there is no full run, but he shows that he did actually do it in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwmlr9_3ZVE his review of the game]]
* [=HomelessGoomba=] (from the channel LetsPlay/{{Venturian Tale}}) on November 5th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52mN-ZbBSGU here]]
* [=CDanielART=] on December 5th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUJKe3E5FDs&list=UUOqvI2AoTiBQnATDTLgzLQg here]]
* [=MrOhyoursexi=] posted his run on Jan 10th 2015; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqZbDX0fPjs&index=14&list=PLchfC1SRSQNjBxVXuQrIKzrw5hUhDmlq0 here]]

There are more who have won 4/20 Mode, but a number of them do not have documented runs of when they did so, meaning their runs cannot be viewed.
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[[folder: The game itself]]
* You made it to 6 AM? (Cue WestminsterChimes.) [[MostWonderfulSound YAAAAAAAAY!]] Special mention goes to whenever the time changes to 6 AM when you're just about to lose power, or better yet, when Freddy appears after you reach 0% and his theme starts playing.
* Although he hasn't attempted 4-20 on Night 7 yet, Elliot of [[http://www.youtube.com/user/SGBLikesToPlay The Super Gaming Bros.]] has done a feat just as impressive as completing 4-20 mode: He got through the first five nights with only ONE DEATH. On top of that, he had only played Night 1 prior to the LP, so essentially (like most other players on Youtube) went in mostly blind. Given all the simple screw-ups he's done in past LP's, he deserves to be recognized for getting through this rather challenging game with almost no deaths.
* The entire game was made by ''one guy'' -- one with a great imagination, a rather obscure games business, and a bunch of good ideas. Before this game, Scott Cawthon wasn't well known at all; now he's one of the most famous indie developers in the world. And he came up with the concept ''all by himself'', with no inspirations other than a review and a really awesome imagination.
** Extracting the game's assets reveals that there are no actual "animations"; the game is constructed out of around ''eight hundred'' still images (some of which are redundant or unused, such as text characters of different sizes) and between fifty to sixty sounds. Some games are made on a shoestring budget, but not even the original ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' (built out of UsefulNotes/HyperCard stacks) was as primitive as ''Freddy's''.
** Back then Scott use to design kid friendly games, one of them was ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'', and [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]] criticized that the characters looked like creepy animatronic dolls. This led Scott into depression, and he almost quit the video game business. But weeks later he took those complaints to his advantage, and it inspired him to create "Five Nights at Freddy's". That's some CreatorRecovery.
** Scott has proven to be a master of manipulation, obscurity, and red herrings. These games' stories are so vague and creepy, countless theories, debates and flame wars have started about them!
* Several people have commented that the setup and its execution are so disturbing that they have a hard time even watching humorous {{Lets Play}}s of it. Creators of horror stories, you just got a new goal to strive for.
** It's also made plenty of people sleep with the lights on, and some of those people can't be scared easily. As well as that, it's made people swear off Creator/ChuckECheese forever. And admit it, even ''looking at the [[NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtFreddys Nightmare Fuel page]]'' (having Golden Freddy as the friggin' page image ''does not help'') made you feel paranoid, look behind you constantly, switch on every light and sleep with the lights on. This game is likely to be the next ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' in terms of making something that's relatively harmless '''''utterly terrify people'''''.
** Not even Scott Cawthon himself is completely immune to the game's power to scare. He [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140828140946/freddy-fazbears-pizza/images/8/8b/Scott_bonnie.png revealed]] that while the other three mascots never bothered him that much, he had several nightmares about Bonnie while working on the game.
* [[ThereIsAGod The fact that Freddy Fazbear's is closing down counts as one]], considering how utterly and laughably inept management is at their job. Continuing to use the same animatronics that became the coffins for the children that serial killer lured? Filing missing person reports in the incredibly likely event of your demise instead of getting those animatronics fixed? ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Four dollars an hour to babysit killer robots?!]]'' They were practically ''begging'' to go bankrupt! [[spoiler:And the sequel? It's a prequel. Canonically, the place is '''DEAD''', and good riddance. Fazbear Entertainment is ''so'' dead, in fact, that the diner is falling apart by the third game because nobody wanted to build there until the horror attraction people got it.]]
* Gotta give Freddy himself some credit; [[spoiler:on Night 5 and 6, he goes all out and rewrites the entire strategy.]] At this point, [[LetsGetDangerous you've well and truly]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Pissed. Him. OFF.]]
* It's never made clear as to why [[spoiler:Mike]] keeps coming back to this job from Hell, but you gotta admit that willing working with killer [[spoiler:possessed]] robots must take a lot of balls, bravery, or just sheer stupidity.
** 4/20 mode story-wise is worthy of singing Mike's praises to the heavens. Not only did he not quit (or die) after a full week at work, but he then messed with the animatronics and made them '''EVEN DEADLIER THAN BEFORE''' simply to prove how badass/utterly insane he has become.
*** There's something to be said for the alternative as well; after enduring six nights of horror, [[spoiler: Mike]] proceeds to take his revenge on his tormentors by making sure they can never kill anyone like they would have killed him by plunging their AI into the abyss.
* Mike (you) at least has Phone Guy's guidance to show you the basics and make sure you don't die. (Supposedly.) Who did Phone Guy have helping him? No one. He had to figure all this out ''on his own'', and he's ''still alive''. Badass. [[spoiler:Which makes what happens to him much, much worse.]]
** [[spoiler:The sheer calmness the guy displays as all the animatronics gang up on him and then he's finally screwed over is awesome in itself.]] And then there's the heavy implication he was working there for a very long time before the game, way longer than five nights.
*** And how does he [[spoiler:finally die? It takes ''all five'' of the animatronics ganging up on him to bring him down]].
* If you beat Five Night's at Freddy's 3, [[spoiler:you are awarded with finally seeing justice served.]] It is glorious.
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* Since its release, the mobile port of ''FNAF'' on [=iOS=] has been #1 on the paid games chart and #2 on the ''"all categories"'' chart for weeks. That's one hell of an accomplishment.
** So what ''finally'' managed to knock ''FNAF'' off the #1 position on the paid games chart? ''[[VideoGames/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 FNAF2]]''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l18A5BOTlzE This]] image song by The Living Tombstone. Who knew EDM and indie horror games could be so darn catchy?
* Tumblr user Rebornica's Mike [[NervesOfSteel Schmidt]]. Some of the stuff they do with Mike is humorous -- but for the most part? He's a badass ActionSurvivor who takes no shit, and has a surprisingly plausible and interesting back story that ties into why he keeps working at the Pizzeria. Most of the stuff related to them are in [[http://dapper-deoxys.tumblr.com/tagged/mike+the+security+guard this tag.]]
* TG Weaver takes the theory "the killer works at Freddy's" and [[http://i.imgur.com/wnPgtJY.png delivers]] LaserGuidedKarma.
* Some artist (source is from another user who is not the original maker) made a [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=340299210 Left 4 Dead 2]] crossover.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0MEwFB8wA This video]] (NSFW for mentions of ADateWithRosiePalms) is pretty funny for the most part-then Bonnie and Chica have a short but epic insult fight with each other.
* The fact that the game and its sequel has consistently have Overwhelmingly Positive rating on Steam.
** That's not all. For a grand total of ''two days,'' almost immediately after it came out, ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' was ''the single best-selling game on Steam.''
*** It even beat Assassin's Creed Unity for that spot, which came out that same day after tons of promotion as opposed to VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2, which was a ''surprise release''.
** The game's surprise popularity itself. In quite a short time since its first release, it has spawned tons of fan content and established itself as a defining moment in video game history. Very impressive considering that the game was made in, of all things, Clickteam Fusion.
* The unique game concept has inspired other game makers to create their own versions. LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmGvkKp4wL4 his first taste of one of these fan creations]] and praised the fanbase for adding their own spin.
%%* The game is too scary for [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] to properly recommend!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exipQ0ucU9o Someone made a real Freddy Fazbear animatronic.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XPOXBw35_A And Bonnie.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SD5S2E7lak And Chica.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VnHMjPPnT0 And Foxy.]] ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMikapaeXI And Springtrap.]]''
** In Vegas, the Fright Dome [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc16pSzQP60 has hosted a REAL]] Freddy Fazbear's.
* During a Let's Player's charity livestream of the [=FNaF=] games (plus some fangames), Scott Cawthon was one of the guests. In total, he donated '''''[[http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?px=3362159&fr_id=20860&pg=personal $249,999.]]'''''
* In what is almost certainly a first for indie games, FNAF is [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/video-game-five-nights-at-787061 getting a movie]]! There are decades-old triple-A franchises that haven't been able to make the jump, and Scott's magnum opus was already sought out by Warner Brothers.
** Gil Kenan, who is directing, has said two things: 1, [[https://twitter.com/gilkenan/status/626252739631124480/photo/1 No CGI]] for Freddy and co. 2, [[https://twitter.com/gilkenan/status/626440987024343040 Scott might be voicing Phone Guy!]] Oh yeah, and [[http://i.imgur.com/Q5yHGOq.png Scott is going to be heavily involved]] and while the story still sticks to canon [[https://twitter.com/gilkenan/status/626463155179294720 it will use new lore we haven't seen yet.]]
** Gil is also determined to not only make physical animatronics, but he will also [[http://i.imgur.com/V3TTEQH.jpg?1 try and make them move]] by themselves. Plus, the Bite is going to be shown, and finally, [[https://twitter.com/gilkenan/status/626382801495986176 Gil's a massive fan]] of the series and determined to NOT make the movie suck.
* Several fan-made songs about the games are very good. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om-k4Zi8hEE "It's Time To Die"]] is an incredible rock/electronic tune that's pretty much Springtrap's theme song. Same thing goes with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhdNa3iy5rw Break My Mind]] and the new Nightmare animatronics.
* Rebornica finally [[http://fivenightsatfreddys.deviantart.com/journal/Hey-listen-up-mods-too-553960460 chewing out]] the dumber members of their fandom for their treatment of Reb's interpretation of Purple Guy (read paragraph 10 for the actual response since the original blog was removed).
* On top of the real-life animatronics, someone made an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ook3KPzTD4w authentic 80's commercial]] of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria.
* The game is given a very prominent spot on YouTube's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK9bwTlAvgo Yearly Rewind]] for 2015, scaring the wits out of {{LetsPlay/Markiplier}} (among others) and [[ItMakesSenseInContext showing off some of their dance moves]].
* On Dec 11th, the unexpected happened. Scott announced that Five Nights at Freddy's got a '''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/freddy-fazbears-pizza/images/c/c4/FNaF_TheNovel.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151212002640 novel adaption]]'''! It covers some new lore and provides answers to certain story elements that bugged people in the original games.
* NateWantsToBattle [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJL8lXUwpPA&list=PLY5f8vtstsfiQoVUQ1jy5xfmSZdQbCaJK&index=1 made a music album]] containing ALL of the FNAF songs he's written. All of said songs can be considered CMOAs, but the one that stands out the most is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OuwBTqUaug&list=PLY5f8vtstsfiQoVUQ1jy5xfmSZdQbCaJK&index=2 The Finale]]. Not only is it a VillainSong from the perpective of all the animatronics from FNAF 1-4, but it lives up to it's title by doubling as a reprise of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJTmfIF4-Lw&index=1&list=PLY5f8vtstsfhn8dJdP8GTMLFWXN1Smpf9 Mangled]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaqmqordZs4&index=3&list=PLY5f8vtstsfhn8dJdP8GTMLFWXN1Smpf9 Salvaged]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00sCrPjrDKQ&index=7&list=PLY5f8vtstsfhn8dJdP8GTMLFWXN1Smpf9 This is the End]].
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[[folder:4/20 Winners]]

Twenty-seven people to date have won "[[SelfImposedChallenge 4-20]] [[HarderThanHard Mode]]". (This "challenge" is accessed by turning the four animatronics' AI to the maximum during the seventh night.) To emphasize just how big this achievement is: ''Freddy's'' creator Scott Cawthon ''couldn't win it himself''.

* The first one to manage it was Twitch streamer [=BigBug=], as shown [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5E4ZJQoNrA here.]] Even Scott Cawthon didn't expect him to do it, and thus programmed in a third star on the menu screen as a reward.
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* The next total victor was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zPjw39a7Q0 Party Wolfe]] on August 16th, 2014.
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* On August 21st, LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} won after trying to defeat this challenge monster for over seven hours straight; he took home the win on his final attempt just before giving up completely. See his run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5GfhGFVCFE here.]]
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* [=EtoanThePack=] posted a video on August 22nd of him defeating 4/20 Mode after two days and eleven hours of attempts. His run can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQwRR1coEMk here.]]
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* Zorcast on August 24th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bizjj3sXQm0 here.]]
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* On August 25th, [=JELlegendz=] completed 4/20 Mode after tackling it for a whopping fifteen hours. His run can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5aPPW4ftWc here.]]
* Storm Games on August 26th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx20fWlKDmw here]]
* [=TDog_Clisis=] on August 28th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOFjqLgTVGY here]]
* Bellacide on August 28th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX5nsT3tAqE here]]
* Mr. Grimmmz on August 29th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpIlOO20h_M here]]
* Marto's Gaming Network on August 29th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOiBb-RbzOg here]]
* [=MsHannerBananer=] on August 29th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJOGQK55_Tw here]]
* [=Ryan McSwane=] on September 1st; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUFfzS_d3Zs here]]
* [=Blondyeddy=] on September 3rd; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aOQ7bfwLEQ here]]
* Eric Van Wilderman on September 4th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhdCZsU-g1s here]]
* [=khaosmanix17=] on September 4th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYqEFCa3C9U here]]
* [=MrSpaceVector=] on September 6th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG5YWW0GNJQ here]]
* Ninox on September 9th; see the run [[http://www.twitch.tv/a_ninox/c/5093240 here]]
* Gautier on September 16th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP4fMaRTOpY here]]
* [=tastegaming=] on September 18th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pysg4Z1oGc here]]
* Ch. TSIGN on September 24th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwhAQ7bfG7A here]]
* Bagel The Bagel on September 28th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DfCRVKLUuA&index=3&list=UUjNqr3UUo7MUbCTA2t_BeHQ here]]
* Coldiron1022 on October 20th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFmsgMggKw here]] The commentary was done a day later in post.
* The Completionist on October 31st; there is no full run, but he shows that he did actually do it in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwmlr9_3ZVE his review of the game]]
* [=HomelessGoomba=] (from the channel LetsPlay/{{Venturian Tale}}) on November 5th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52mN-ZbBSGU here]]
* [=CDanielART=] on December 5th; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUJKe3E5FDs&list=UUOqvI2AoTiBQnATDTLgzLQg here]]
* [=MrOhyoursexi=] posted his run on Jan 10th 2015; see the run [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqZbDX0fPjs&index=14&list=PLchfC1SRSQNjBxVXuQrIKzrw5hUhDmlq0 here]]

There are more who have won 4/20 Mode, but a number of them do not have documented runs of when they did so, meaning their runs cannot be viewed.
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* You made it to 6 AM? (Cue WestminsterChimes.) [[MostWonderfulSound YAAAAAAAAY!]] Special mention goes to whenever the time changes to 6 AM when you're just about to lose power, or better yet, when Freddy appears after you reach 0% and his theme starts playing.
* Although he hasn't attempted 4-20 on Night 7 yet, Elliot of [[http://www.youtube.com/user/SGBLikesToPlay The Super Gaming Bros.]] has done a feat just as impressive as completing 4-20 mode: He got through the first five nights with only ONE DEATH. On top of that, he had only played Night 1 prior to the LP, so essentially (like most other players on Youtube) went in mostly blind. Given all the simple screw-ups he's done in past LP's, he deserves to be recognized for getting through this rather challenging game with almost no deaths.
* The entire game was made by ''one guy'' -- one with a great imagination, a rather obscure games business, and a bunch of good ideas. Before this game, Scott Cawthon wasn't well known at all; now he's one of the most famous indie developers in the world. And he came up with the concept ''all by himself'', with no inspirations other than a review and a really awesome imagination.
** Extracting the game's assets reveals that there are no actual "animations"; the game is constructed out of around ''eight hundred'' still images (some of which are redundant or unused, such as text characters of different sizes) and between fifty to sixty sounds. Some games are made on a shoestring budget, but not even the original ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' (built out of UsefulNotes/HyperCard stacks) was as primitive as ''Freddy's''.
** Back then Scott use to design kid friendly games, one of them was ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'', and [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]] criticized that the characters looked like creepy animatronic dolls. This led Scott into depression, and he almost quit the video game business. But weeks later he took those complaints to his advantage, and it inspired him to create "Five Nights at Freddy's". That's some CreatorRecovery.
** Scott has proven to be a master of manipulation, obscurity, and red herrings. These games' stories are so vague and creepy, countless theories, debates and flame wars have started about them!
* Several people have commented that the setup and its execution are so disturbing that they have a hard time even watching humorous {{Lets Play}}s of it. Creators of horror stories, you just got a new goal to strive for.
** It's also made plenty of people sleep with the lights on, and some of those people can't be scared easily. As well as that, it's made people swear off Creator/ChuckECheese forever. And admit it, even ''looking at the [[NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtFreddys Nightmare Fuel page]]'' (having Golden Freddy as the friggin' page image ''does not help'') made you feel paranoid, look behind you constantly, switch on every light and sleep with the lights on. This game is likely to be the next ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' in terms of making something that's relatively harmless '''''utterly terrify people'''''.
** Not even Scott Cawthon himself is completely immune to the game's power to scare. He [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140828140946/freddy-fazbears-pizza/images/8/8b/Scott_bonnie.png revealed]] that while the other three mascots never bothered him that much, he had several nightmares about Bonnie while working on the game.
* [[ThereIsAGod The fact that Freddy Fazbear's is closing down counts as one]], considering how utterly and laughably inept management is at their job. Continuing to use the same animatronics that became the coffins for the children that serial killer lured? Filing missing person reports in the incredibly likely event of your demise instead of getting those animatronics fixed? ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Four dollars an hour to babysit killer robots?!]]'' They were practically ''begging'' to go bankrupt! [[spoiler:And the sequel? It's a prequel. Canonically, the place is '''DEAD''', and good riddance. Fazbear Entertainment is ''so'' dead, in fact, that the diner is falling apart by the third game because nobody wanted to build there until the horror attraction people got it.]]
* Gotta give Freddy himself some credit; [[spoiler:on Night 5 and 6, he goes all out and rewrites the entire strategy.]] At this point, [[LetsGetDangerous you've well and truly]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Pissed. Him. OFF.]]
* It's never made clear as to why [[spoiler:Mike]] keeps coming back to this job from Hell, but you gotta admit that willing working with killer [[spoiler:possessed]] robots must take a lot of balls, bravery, or just sheer stupidity.
** 4/20 mode story-wise is worthy of singing Mike's praises to the heavens. Not only did he not quit (or die) after a full week at work, but he then messed with the animatronics and made them '''EVEN DEADLIER THAN BEFORE''' simply to prove how badass/utterly insane he has become.
*** There's something to be said for the alternative as well; after enduring six nights of horror, [[spoiler: Mike]] proceeds to take his revenge on his tormentors by making sure they can never kill anyone like they would have killed him by plunging their AI into the abyss.
* Mike (you) at least has Phone Guy's guidance to show you the basics and make sure you don't die. (Supposedly.) Who did Phone Guy have helping him? No one. He had to figure all this out ''on his own'', and he's ''still alive''. Badass. [[spoiler:Which makes what happens to him much, much worse.]]
** [[spoiler:The sheer calmness the guy displays as all the animatronics gang up on him and then he's finally screwed over is awesome in itself.]] And then there's the heavy implication he was working there for a very long time before the game, way longer than five nights.
*** And how does he [[spoiler:finally die? It takes ''all five'' of the animatronics ganging up on him to bring him down]].
* If you beat Five Night's at Freddy's 3, [[spoiler:you are awarded with finally seeing justice served.]] It is glorious.
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* Since its release, the mobile port of ''FNAF'' on [=iOS=] has been #1 on the paid games chart and #2 on the ''"all categories"'' chart for weeks. That's one hell of an accomplishment.
** So what ''finally'' managed to knock ''FNAF'' off the #1 position on the paid games chart? ''[[VideoGames/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 FNAF2]]''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l18A5BOTlzE This]] image song by The Living Tombstone. Who knew EDM and indie horror games could be so darn catchy?
* Tumblr user Rebornica's Mike [[NervesOfSteel Schmidt]]. Some of the stuff they do with Mike is humorous -- but for the most part? He's a badass ActionSurvivor who takes no shit, and has a surprisingly plausible and interesting back story that ties into why he keeps working at the Pizzeria. Most of the stuff related to them are in [[http://dapper-deoxys.tumblr.com/tagged/mike+the+security+guard this tag.]]
* TG Weaver takes the theory "the killer works at Freddy's" and [[http://i.imgur.com/wnPgtJY.png delivers]] LaserGuidedKarma.
* Some artist (source is from another user who is not the original maker) made a [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=340299210 Left 4 Dead 2]] crossover.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0MEwFB8wA This video]] (NSFW for mentions of ADateWithRosiePalms) is pretty funny for the most part-then Bonnie and Chica have a short but epic insult fight with each other.
* The fact that the game and its sequel has consistently have Overwhelmingly Positive rating on Steam.
** That's not all. For a grand total of ''two days,'' almost immediately after it came out, ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' was ''the single best-selling game on Steam.''
*** It even beat Assassin's Creed Unity for that spot, which came out that same day after tons of promotion as opposed to VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2, which was a ''surprise release''.
** The game's surprise popularity itself. In quite a short time since its first release, it has spawned tons of fan content and established itself as a defining moment in video game history. Very impressive considering that the game was made in, of all things, Clickteam Fusion.
* The unique game concept has inspired other game makers to create their own versions. LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmGvkKp4wL4 his first taste of one of these fan creations]] and praised the fanbase for adding their own spin.
%%* The game is too scary for [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] to properly recommend!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exipQ0ucU9o Someone made a real Freddy Fazbear animatronic.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XPOXBw35_A And Bonnie.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SD5S2E7lak And Chica.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VnHMjPPnT0 And Foxy.]] ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMikapaeXI And Springtrap.]]''
** In Vegas, the Fright Dome [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc16pSzQP60 has hosted a REAL]] Freddy Fazbear's.
* During a Let's Player's charity livestream of the [=FNaF=] games (plus some fangames), Scott Cawthon was one of the guests. In total, he donated '''''[[http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?px=3362159&fr_id=20860&pg=personal $249,999.]]'''''
* In what is almost certainly a first for indie games, FNAF is [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/video-game-five-nights-at-787061 getting a movie]]! There are decades-old triple-A franchises that haven't been able to make the jump, and Scott's magnum opus was already sought out by Warner Brothers.
** Gil Kenan, who is directing, has said two things: 1, [[https://twitter.com/gilkenan/status/626252739631124480/photo/1 No CGI]] for Freddy and co. 2, [[https://twitter.com/gilkenan/status/626440987024343040 Scott might be voicing Phone Guy!]] Oh yeah, and [[http://i.imgur.com/Q5yHGOq.png Scott is going to be heavily involved]] and while the story still sticks to canon [[https://twitter.com/gilkenan/status/626463155179294720 it will use new lore we haven't seen yet.]]
** Gil is also determined to not only make physical animatronics, but he will also [[http://i.imgur.com/V3TTEQH.jpg?1 try and make them move]] by themselves. Plus, the Bite is going to be shown, and finally, [[https://twitter.com/gilkenan/status/626382801495986176 Gil's a massive fan]] of the series and determined to NOT make the movie suck.
* Several fan-made songs about the games are very good. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om-k4Zi8hEE "It's Time To Die"]] is an incredible rock/electronic tune that's pretty much Springtrap's theme song. Same thing goes with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhdNa3iy5rw Break My Mind]] and the new Nightmare animatronics.
* Rebornica finally [[http://fivenightsatfreddys.deviantart.com/journal/Hey-listen-up-mods-too-553960460 chewing out]] the dumber members of their fandom for their treatment of Reb's interpretation of Purple Guy (read paragraph 10 for the actual response since the original blog was removed).
* On top of the real-life animatronics, someone made an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ook3KPzTD4w authentic 80's commercial]] of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria.
* The game is given a very prominent spot on YouTube's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK9bwTlAvgo Yearly Rewind]] for 2015, scaring the wits out of {{LetsPlay/Markiplier}} (among others) and [[ItMakesSenseInContext showing off some of their dance moves]].
* On Dec 11th, the unexpected happened. Scott announced that Five Nights at Freddy's got a '''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/freddy-fazbears-pizza/images/c/c4/FNaF_TheNovel.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151212002640 novel adaption]]'''! It covers some new lore and provides answers to certain story elements that bugged people in the original games.
* NateWantsToBattle [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJL8lXUwpPA&list=PLY5f8vtstsfiQoVUQ1jy5xfmSZdQbCaJK&index=1 made a music album]] containing ALL of the FNAF songs he's written. All of said songs can be considered CMOAs, but the one that stands out the most is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OuwBTqUaug&list=PLY5f8vtstsfiQoVUQ1jy5xfmSZdQbCaJK&index=2 The Finale]]. Not only is it a VillainSong from the perpective of all the animatronics from FNAF 1-4, but it lives up to it's title by doubling as a reprise of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJTmfIF4-Lw&index=1&list=PLY5f8vtstsfhn8dJdP8GTMLFWXN1Smpf9 Mangled]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaqmqordZs4&index=3&list=PLY5f8vtstsfhn8dJdP8GTMLFWXN1Smpf9 Salvaged]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00sCrPjrDKQ&index=7&list=PLY5f8vtstsfhn8dJdP8GTMLFWXN1Smpf9 This is the End]].
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* You made it to 6 AM? (Cue WestminsterChimes.) [[MostWonderfulSound YAAAAAAAAY!]]
** Special mention goes to whenever the time changes to 6 AM when you're just about to lose power, or better yet, when Freddy appears after you reach 0% and his theme starts playing.

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* You made it to 6 AM? (Cue WestminsterChimes.) [[MostWonderfulSound YAAAAAAAAY!]]
**
YAAAAAAAAY!]] Special mention goes to whenever the time changes to 6 AM when you're just about to lose power, or better yet, when Freddy appears after you reach 0% and his theme starts playing.


Twenty-seven people to date have won "[[SelfImposedChallenge 4-20]] [[NintendoHard Mode]]". (This "challenge" is accessed by turning the four animatronics' AI to the maximum during the seventh night.) To emphasize just how big this achievement is: ''Freddy's'' creator Scott Cawthon ''couldn't win it himself''.

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Twenty-seven people to date have won "[[SelfImposedChallenge 4-20]] [[NintendoHard [[HarderThanHard Mode]]". (This "challenge" is accessed by turning the four animatronics' AI to the maximum during the seventh night.) To emphasize just how big this achievement is: ''Freddy's'' creator Scott Cawthon ''couldn't win it himself''.


* Tumblr user Rebornica's [[{{Badass}} Mike]] [[NervesOfSteel Schmidt]]. Some of the stuff they do with Mike is humorous -- but for the most part? He's a {{Badass}} ActionSurvivor who takes no shit, and has a surprisingly plausible and interesting back story that ties into why he keeps working at the Pizzeria. Most of the stuff related to them are in [[http://dapper-deoxys.tumblr.com/tagged/mike+the+security+guard this tag.]]

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* Tumblr user Rebornica's [[{{Badass}} Mike]] Mike [[NervesOfSteel Schmidt]]. Some of the stuff they do with Mike is humorous -- but for the most part? He's a {{Badass}} badass ActionSurvivor who takes no shit, and has a surprisingly plausible and interesting back story that ties into why he keeps working at the Pizzeria. Most of the stuff related to them are in [[http://dapper-deoxys.tumblr.com/tagged/mike+the+security+guard this tag.]]


*** And how does he [[spoiler:finally die? By getting teamed on by ''all five'' of the animatronics at ''once'']].

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*** And how does he [[spoiler:finally die? By getting teamed on by It takes ''all five'' of the animatronics at ''once'']].ganging up on him to bring him down]].


* Mike (you) at least has Phone Guy's guidance to show you the basics and make sure you don't die. (Supposedly.) Who did Phone Guy have helping him? No one. He had to figure all this out ''on his own'', and he's ''still alive''. {{Badass}}. [[spoiler:Which makes what happens to him much, much worse.]]

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* Mike (you) at least has Phone Guy's guidance to show you the basics and make sure you don't die. (Supposedly.) Who did Phone Guy have helping him? No one. He had to figure all this out ''on his own'', and he's ''still alive''. {{Badass}}.Badass. [[spoiler:Which makes what happens to him much, much worse.]]


* [[ThereIsAGod The fact that Freddy Fazbear's is closing down counts as one]], considering how utterly and laughably inept management is at their job. Continuing to use the same animatronics that became the coffins for the children that serial killer lured? Filing missing person reports in the incredibly likely event of your demise instead of getting those animatronics fixed? ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Four dollars an hour to babysit killer robots?!]]'' They were practically ''begging'' to go bankrupt! [[spoiler:And the sequel? It's a prequel. Canonically, the place is '''DEAD''', and good riddance. Fazbear Entertainment is ''so'' dead, in fact, that the diner is falling apart by the third game because nobody wanted to build there until the horror attraction people.]]

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* [[ThereIsAGod The fact that Freddy Fazbear's is closing down counts as one]], considering how utterly and laughably inept management is at their job. Continuing to use the same animatronics that became the coffins for the children that serial killer lured? Filing missing person reports in the incredibly likely event of your demise instead of getting those animatronics fixed? ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Four dollars an hour to babysit killer robots?!]]'' They were practically ''begging'' to go bankrupt! [[spoiler:And the sequel? It's a prequel. Canonically, the place is '''DEAD''', and good riddance. Fazbear Entertainment is ''so'' dead, in fact, that the diner is falling apart by the third game because nobody wanted to build there until the horror attraction people.people got it.]]



** [[spoiler: The sheer calmness the guy displays as all the animatronics gain up on him and then he's finally screwed over is awesome in itself.]] And then there's the heavy implication he was working there for a very long time before the game, way longer than five nights.
*** And how does he [[spoiler: finally die? By getting teamed on by ''all five'' of the animatronics at ''once'']].
* If you beat Five Night's at Freddy's 3, [[spoiler: you are awarded with finally seeing justice served.]] It is glorious.

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The sheer calmness the guy displays as all the animatronics gain gang up on him and then he's finally screwed over is awesome in itself.]] And then there's the heavy implication he was working there for a very long time before the game, way longer than five nights.
*** And how does he [[spoiler: finally [[spoiler:finally die? By getting teamed on by ''all five'' of the animatronics at ''once'']].
* If you beat Five Night's at Freddy's 3, [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you are awarded with finally seeing justice served.]] It is glorious.


** Back then Scott use to design kid friendly games, one of them was ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'', and [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]] criticized that the characters looked like creepy animatronic dolls. This led Scott into depression, and he almost quit the video game business. But years later he took those complaints to his advantage, and it inspired him to create "Five Nights at Freddy's". That's some CreatorRecovery.

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** Back then Scott use to design kid friendly games, one of them was ''VideoGame/ChipperAndSonsLumberCo'', and [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]] criticized that the characters looked like creepy animatronic dolls. This led Scott into depression, and he almost quit the video game business. But years weeks later he took those complaints to his advantage, and it inspired him to create "Five Nights at Freddy's". That's some CreatorRecovery.

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