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     Pre-Release 
  • Why would someone want to do this after 30 years?
    • I'd assume that even though it faded into a childhood memory, the deaths and bites at the pizzeria served as popular material for horror writers and became famous urban legends or campfire tales.
    • Making a horror attraction based on a place where deaths took place without having a cushion of time between the attraction and the event probably wouldn't go over well.
    • I think that some Eldritch Abomination is forcing the Fazbear franchise to stay in business, one way or another. Think about it, the establishment has technically been around since at least the late 1970's-early 1980's. No matter how many times it got shut down, closed, etc. it always came back with a vengeance. There has to be something more to the Fazbear saga than just a ghost screwing around.
  • What happened to the endoskeletons of the other animatronics?
    • Giving the huge amount of disrepair the animatronic they do have is in (this is assuming the people didn't create/mutilate the animatronic itself), I'd say the other endoskeletons either fell apart or are so rusted that they can barely move. That Golden Bonnie one just happened to be the lucky robot.
    • It's implied that the creators of Fazbear Fright had to go to extreme lengths to find all the old suits, pieces, and other relics. Maybe the suits were just simply much easier to track down than the robot skeletons that kept them together. Who knows, maybe the endoskeletons were destroyed or locked away somewhere following the restaurant's final closure.
      • Chuck E. Cheese and similar restaurants have policies about decommissioned animatronics that involve stripping them for parts, re-purposing them, or destroying them outright in order to avoid competition or collectors getting a hold of them; presumably Fazbear Entertainment has the business sense to do the same.
    • Did you check right behind you? Or at least on the other side of the room... in the dark... waiting.
  • I got a twofer.
    1. As noted in the YMMV page, you'd think the people behind Fazbear Fright would be hesitant to actually go through with this when/if they found out this was a real event and not just some urban legend. I mean, even if the general public don't initially realize that this was a true story, they're gonna get the truth eventually either by relatives of actual victims of the Fazbear event or just by some random joe who decided to look up Freddy Fazbear and do some research. Why would they even humor the idea of potentially causing such a massive controversy?
    2. It seems that the attraction is already set up and running, meaning that either it's been hidden from the general public until it's completely ready for business or the public already knew about the attraction since its construction. If it's the latter (and I have a feeling it is), wouldn't people be just the slightest bit uncomfortable with this? You'd think some amount of controversy would materialize out of this.
      • 1. It's not really clear what the attractions supposed to be yet, but it seems to be focusing on the fantastical element of killer animatronics a lot. That's probably not something that can be confirmed based on an internet search, and distances the attraction from any real tragedy quite a bit. 2. It's been at least thirty years; long periods of time tend to make people be less sensitive. Even if some people are uncomfortable, so? As far as we know, nothing illegal is actually going on (that may change) that could get the place shut down, and there's No Such Thing as Bad Publicity. Anyone makes a big fuss, they inadvertently draw every thrill junkie and rebellious teen who saw them do so.
      • They probably waited until the parents of the murdered children (and general Freddy's-goers) were either dead or very elderly and in a state where they can't do or know anything about it.
      • One other factor to consider is people involved with the incident might have long since moved, too. For some families and staff, it might have been too painful or scary to stay in the area, knowing what happened, which adds fewer people to challenge them.
      • And a bit of a Truth in Television example is houses of famous murderers and serial killers tend to become tourist attractions, as do places used in horror films. Some of that logic is probably driving the Fazbear Fright attraction.
  • Okay, I keep hearing people saying that the new 'bot has a human brain and...I don't see it. Yeah, I see the red in there, but the entire side of the 'bot is red too. And the wrinkles are far too close together to be a typical brain. Judging by how it looks I'd wager a piece of foam or a rusty skull fragment before a brain. Lastly, I thought the only things that could survive the process of being shoved into the suit intact were the eyeballs and teeth.
    • Of course, the Phone Guy actually said that the eyeballs and teeth were the only parts of you "that would ever see the light of day". After all, you got to look out through the animatronic in the bumpers for FNAF2, so apparently something else can "survive".
    • It's kind of hard to tell, so there might be a brain, or there might not be a brain. Now under the assumption that there is a brain in there, is it a human brain, or a fake brain meant to make this animatronic look scarier?
      • It wouldn't make any sense for there to be a human brain in there: In thirty years time, it would have completely rotted away.
      • The animatronics have been outright stated to be haunted. Time is likely irrelevant.
    • That's actually not even a brain... It's much worse. It's a mummified, burgandy corpse.
  • If it has been thirty years since the pizzeria closed, why were all the animatronics not scrapped or recycled? In the three decades between Fazbear's closing and the new attraction opening, I am pretty sure the "Golden Bonnie" animatronic would have been disposed of since no one had any use for it. While we are on the subject, in all the time that has passed, how as it not fallen into complete disrepair? I do not see how the animatronic could still function after thirty years of being unused.
    • Other than the fact that the animatronics are haunted? Maybe an on hand mechanic fixed it up before it was set to go on display or the previous owner only bother to keep the animatronic itself fixed and not bother with the appearance.
      • The animatronics being possessed by the ghosts of the victims of the person who murdered the five children is a theory that has never been confirmed (and frankly it makes no sense because there were only five victims and yet the second game had 10 animatronics (not counting golden Freddy since we have no idea what he is)). Anyway, that does not explain why they were not shipped off to the junkyard when the company went out of business. When a place goes out of business, everything in that place either gets sold (which would have happened years ago so the people just finding an animatronic now makes no since) or gets shipped off to the scrap heap. In both cases, wether the animatronics were bought or destroyed, during the process, people should have discovered the bodies of the children inside of the animatronics. Thus, all the other secrets would have been exposed and the manager would be locked up. What I am asking is, in three decades, how has the one animatronic not been destroyed or been revealed to have a dead child inside, how has it not gone into disrepair? How did the new owners locate it? How can it still be dangerous after so many years of decay and rust? And why would the old owner keep it in working condition as you suggested? They had been closed down for good.
    • You'd be surprised what fans will do. The Rock-A-Fire Explosion, animatronic band of Showbiz Pizza, has at least three fully or partially functioning editions known to exist, and they've been out of business for 23 years as of 2015. Admittedly, this animatronic seems to be more than a little unusual...
      • That would explain the animatronic being operational, but how has no one discovered the dead bodies of the children (even if they were reduced to bone by now)? The one animatronic is apparently all that is left, and we see lamps made from parts of the other animatronics, which means the others must have been destroyed. In that case, how has no one found the bodies inside? Also, if we acknowledge the possibility of the one remaining animatronic having a body inside, how has no one noticed it in 30 years? People might not have much of a reason to check the inside of the animatronic, but really, 30 years and no one noticed?
      • It's very likely that the management found the remains, disposed of them and simply covered it up just like they're willing to do with dead night guards in the first game. They must've opened the animatronics to remodel them for the next location. That, or the disappearance of the bodies is actually supernatural (which, at this point, would hardly be surprising).
      • That was a question all the way back to the first game, when players saw a stripped endoskeleton in the Backstage area. It made it obvious that the animatronics are (well, were) regularly cleaned and serviced, so hiding a body in them should be no more feasible than trying to hide them in the middle of a busy train station. Something else is definitely going on here.
      • The Phone Guy says that management cleans up after every death.
  • Why did Scott decide to only do one animatronic? Wouldn't the game be too easy since you won't have the others to worry about?
    • It may be a case of Conservation of Ninjutsu, to an extent. A handful of more-than-potentially deadly animatronics vs. one bat-shit insane one out for....whatever. (Revenge? The player character's blood? Pizza?)
      • Man, if pizza is all it takes to get this guy off your back, I'm gonna get REAL friendly with the local Pizza Hut.
      • Too bad the Player Character doesn't have that option (as far as we know and exempting the possibility of the game being modded). Plus, it might just be out for Fazbear's Special Recipe. Other pizza is blasphemy of the highest order.
    • What makes you think there's only going to be one? The first game was advertised as having three, but ended up having five. The second game was advertised as having eight, but ended up with eleven. Scott's screwed with our expectations before, so I think the real Headscratcher here is why people keep taking everything he does at face value when he has such a long history of throwing us Red Herrings.
      • Probably because there is no proof that the originals, the marionette, and toy animatronics will return.
      • We now have proof of BB's return.
      • Which is no different from the previous games. Also, there is some evidence that the Marionette might be coming back in some form.
      • There is no proof on the Marionette's return in any of the teasers or the trailer.
      • Images of the Marionette have been found in the troll game Scott released, though.
      • That hacked game stuff was a joke. None of the the images from the troll game were legite. It was all a joke, which means that the image of the Marionette doesn't prove anything. There will be only one animatronic.
      • The fact that Cawthon trolled people so well with the fake FNAF 3 argues that it might not be such a good idea to assume that there will only be one animatronic based on his blurb for the game.
      • The stuff about there being only one animatronic is said as if it were the business itself advertising it though. As far as they know there's only one animatronic, just like the management from the second game didn't know about the old ones still being active.'
    • It's all a moot point. Ballon Boy is back, and Foxy and Chica might be back as well. This conversation is already too much of an argument, so it should end here.
     Post Release 
  • Assuming the Phantoms are the spirits of the children, and they know that Spring Trap is The Purple Guy, why are they sabotaging your systems when they Jump Scare you? Won't that just, you know, help Spring Trap in his quest kill you?
    • There hasn't been an exact answer, but it's been theorized that the phantoms are trying to scare you out of the building so that you don't suffer the same fate as them. I don't have an explanation for the errors, though.
    • Perhaps, thanks to the ghost's general link with warping technology, simply being around the vents cause them to malfunction and they're doing it inadvertently? After all, they're still confused children and might not realize this or might think the trade-off is worth it.
  • How is the Balloon Boy active if it's been shown in the box of Toy parts? Does it put itself together, or was it never disassembled? Also, how does it appear so nightmarish in the teaser if it looks just like it did in FNAF 2 while in the box?
    • It's not really there, it's a hallucination. It jump scares you, sure, but doesn't harm you. Well, physically, anyway.
  • Not sure if this technically counts as a headscratcher, But is it just me or is scott as the new phone guy (or Rad Guy as I call him) trying way to hard to be Totally Radical I get that in modern day, Most of us are idiots, hence why Sturgeon's Law and the game takes place in modern times unlike the first two, but JESUS, this is supposed to be a guy that made freddy's a horror attraction, not xyler and craz from Gravity Falls. I overall find Rad guy to be ANNOYING
    • I posit that he's meant to come off as an idiot who's going to get gutted for his mistakes later in the week. The guy's capitalizing on a tragic mystery from way back when, hoping to get rich off of a terrifying animatronic that is very likely to have killed a lot of people.
      • Most likely he's some idiot teenager that was hired to do gruntwork for the administration, and isn't the owner of the place.
    • Alright
  • The end of Night 5. The four ghosts are already haunting the Purple Guy, so it's implied that they were inhabiting the dismantled animatronics. So who or what is the fifth ghost supposed to represent?
    • The Marionette?
    • There were five children stuffed into the animatronics, and Golden Freddy's jumpscare in 2 appeared at the end of Give Gifts, Give Life right as a fifth child sprite appeared, so it's probably Goldie.
    • We still do not know for sure. It seems likely that the murderer's suit was "Gold Bonnie"/Springtrap and not Gold Freddy as previously thought, leaving that suit open to be possessed, but the murder now also is shown to have a PURPLE Freddy suit, so who knows?
    • The Fifth Child's face is covered in the same waterfall tears etched into the face of the victim from 2's Give Cake game, the same child widely assumed to be possessing the Marionette. It's likely old tall dark and deadly.
    • Judging from the Happiest Day mini game the tear stained child is the Puppet while the 5th child was in Golden Freddy. The very last child in the back. Why they had such strange behavior or why they didn't appear at the death of the murderer is anyones guess though.
      • Likely the Puppet's ghost, as the Puppet was stated to have been scrapped at the end of 2, therefore freeing their soul. Golden Freddy wasn't shown to have been destroyed in any way, so that spirit shouldn't be free at that point.
    • There appear to be two unique things about the Golden Freddy suit compared to the others: one, the wires sticking out of its eyes in the second game suggests that the Purple Man may have removed some of the electronics in order to make the Spring Freddy suit safer to wear, thus making Spring Freddy his primary suit and Springtrap/Spring Bonnie his emergency backup suit. Golden Freddy therefore has no endoskeleton and is sealed in the safe room, thus making it impossible for it to attack normally. Two, it's quite likely that an employee was killed by the Spring Freddy suit's malfunctioning springs BEFORE the Purple Man started his spree, thus meaning that the Golden Freddy suit has TWO souls in it.
  • How on Earth did the Fazbear Fright crew not notice the 30 some odd year old corpse that was in the animatronic they found in that walled up room? Or did they notice and just think it would add authenticity to the experience?
    • By the time the animatronic was found, it is likely that the corpse was too decayed to generate any odors or fluids. Depressingly enough, bodies can go undiscovered for a very long time, even when people around report odors or other unpleasant signs.
      • Case in point: http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/mccurdy.asp
      • You'd still think they'd notice a skeleton.
      • They probably did and Phone Guy said, "Whoa, dude! There's a skeleton in there! Let's keep it in there. That'd totally up the creepy factor!"
  • If the Purple Man was killed in Springtrap then who did the police arrest? Was he arrested at all?
    • It's implied in 2 that the Day Shift Guard was arrested as a suspect for the murders. This game heavily leans towards his arrest being a frame-up or a mistake on the police's part.
      • In the changing poster in 1 it explicitly says someone was charged, not that they were arrested. It's entirely possible they got the right guy but had to let him go from lack of evidence.
  • What the hell was wrong with the air to make the worker hallucinate? Sure, the Phantoms are constructs of the situation (he's working in the Fazbear haunted attraction, and paranoid about fires), but what's making him go nuts? Is it some sort of stench from the animatronics?
    • Well, Phone Dude sounds like he might be stashing plants up there.
    • It might be that there's nothing wrong with it, you just don't get enough of it if the vents aren't working properly.
      • The most common interpretation is that the hallucinations are caused by oxygen deprivation, not because of anything wrong in the air itself. Hallucinations caused by oxygen-starved braincells are well-documented. Add in the night guard's increasing paranoia and you've got yourself some pretty terrifying visions.
      • Given the Marionette actually paralyzes you and Mangle scrambles the audio system (which shouldn't have anything to do with ventilation), they might not just be hallucinations, given they're also referred to as phantoms.
    • Methane gas? It would explain why the place could go up so easily and prevent Spring Trap from running.
  • So, Inside Springtrap is Purple Man, the Murderer. However, his eyes are always viable... And glowing. Human eyes don't glow. Why are his eyes glowing?
    • Turns out, this question is answers in Five Nights At Freddys Sister Location, and it's that the Purple Guy has an Endoskeleton inside of him with his eyes replaced with the Animatronic glowing eyes.
    • Simple. The animatronic eyeballs are covering the corpse's eye sockets. This is even more clear from the pictures of the mask being removed.
      • Those are definitely his eyes though, not the Animatronics. Especially since the final Mini-Game shows that Springtrap was eyeless before Purple Man went in him.
    • It could be that the eyes glow because the murderer's spirit is making the corpse eyes glow. It's common for ghosts to have glowing eyes in media.
    • It could also be that the endoskeleton's "eyes" are small laser-pointer type things (see: Bonny in F Na F 2), and that they became lodged into the corpse's real eyes.
  • So... What happened in the Bite of '87? Matter of fact, what is the timeline for this story? Were the kids murdered before, during, or after FNaF 2?
    • The kids were murdered in the last day or two of FNAF 2 (if you listen to Phone Guy he mentions that someone broke in and stole a yellow costume and then the next night he's freaking out about something horrible happening that day, and during the last night says they have one more party scheduled before they close the restaurant and for the night guard to stick near the animatronics during it because they're being really twitchy, likely the Bite happened at the party). As for the Bite itself, one animatronic bit someone and took out their frontal lobe. That's all the information we've ever been given and it's irrelevant, the fanbase made a bigger deal of it than the series does.
      • Newspaper clippings state that the killings took place in June (the year is not given), while the paycheck in FNAF 2 states the month as November. This hints the murders happened well before the bite of 87. Your explanation makes no sense as the animatronics were deadly well before the 6th night.
      • The animatronics were simply badly programmed at first, after the killings they become faulty and haunted and that's why we need doors and the Freddy mask doesn't work anymore in the original game. As for the dates not matching up I got nothing but everything else fits, you just have to accept the animatronics were problematic even before they were haunted.
    • OP here. I agree with the above; you made no sense. I also meant my question as who were the biters and bitees of the event. Why were the animatronics murderous before the murders? And to the above, it implies the Bite of '87 was the day of the Custom Night. But if it was in June, it couldn't have happened during the game's time. But if the murders happened before the game, why were the animatronics so vicious? But if there were more murders than the five, was the Purple Man responsible for all of them? But if he was, did the other children find peace Oh no, I've gone cross-eyed...
      • The second game (which is a prequel to the first) states that the "previous" restaurant was closed down due to a number of problems. These problems may have involved the slayings of children. The second game strongly implies the animatronics have already caused a lot of trouble. It is possible the purple man was responsible for two child slaying incidents (which would explain why there are more than five animatronics in the second game). The two slayings would be one at the original restaurant, and one at the new one in the second game months before the game takes place. One of thee incidents would have occurred in June according to the newspaper clippings, but since no year is given, we don't know which. If there were indeed more than just five murders, those victims would have most likely found peace as well when Fazbear Fright burned down and the animatronics were destroyed. Don't worry, any victims of the purple man would have almost certainly passed on in the end.
      • The second game probably DID take place in June. The Phone Guy says "Welcome to your new summer job" on Night 1. The date on the check is the same date as the game's release, meaning that it's probably just an easter egg that Scott didn't think all the way through. Or it just took 5 months for Fazbear Entertainment Payroll to send out the check... As for the robots, well, maybe the Phone Guy wasn't entirely off in his "lack of night mode + think you're an endoskeleton" explanation.
      • Alternatively, the Puppet was already haunted by the time (the crying child appears to have been killed earlier than the other five), and he altered the Toy Animatronics' AI to assist him in his revenge. The murders also could have been earlier in the week (with the Phone Guy not discovering them for several days).
  • Why did the killer wait until Fazbears shut down for good before trying to dispose of the evidence?
    • He couldn't at night-Mike was there. Doing it during the day is a no-go either as he would've been caught in the act.
      • Couldn't he just kill Mike like he did the children? He would not even need to worry about disposing of Mike's body, as long as he placed his corpse in one of the suits, the animatronics would get the blame.
      • He may not have been strong enough to actually try to kill Mike, which in itself may be the reason he murdered children. They're weaker and easy prey, whereas a fully grown man, who works as a security guard, is going to be significantly stronger.
      • Plus the Animatronics and the Blast doors at the office. Mike could close those and the animatronics could catch Purple Guy. Karmic Death at it's greatest.
      • And even if he could manage to kill Mike, that would probably give the animatronics enough time to move in and corner him. And even if he managed that, the first game was when the quartet were receiving somewhat regular maintenance - the Purple Guy could still take them by surprise with the hidden room, but if they weren't rusty enough that his initial sneak attack could take them out, that would probably be game over for him.
      • Combined with the theory above that the Purple Man actually WAS the employee the first game's newspapers mentioned as charged in the crimes, he got off (or had the charges dropped, thus not granting him the protection of double jeopardy) due to lack of evidence and became incredibly paranoid that someone with more civic responsibility than Fazbear Entertainment would find the bodies, proving his guilt.
  • How does Springtrap kill the security guard? While still scary and nightmare-inducing, his is the least threatening of the jumpscares. Leaning? Really? Also, he is not a huge and presumably strong robot, he is a corpse in a suit with some metal pieces. Possibly deadly?
    • I agree, I was disappointed when there was no frightening Game Over screen. However, he is rather huge, occupying much of the window's vertical height when you spot him outside. He and the other animatronics have to be tall to accommodate a grown man inside.
    • He is tall... but as to how strong he is supposed to be, maybe it is supposed to be left to the imagination... repeatedly.
    • What if he doesn't? His movements are not aggressive, and there is no death screen, only a game over screen, so we can't prove he does. Also, unlike the other animatronics, he has no reason to kill adults or security guards. Just because he has killed doesn't mean he'd just kill anyone. He could be coming after you and the voices just looking for someone to help him out of the suit (not realizing it's already too late). Maybe the game over screen is just because this security guard is freaked out enough to run away and never come back.
    • He's a prolific serial killer. He'd think of something. Besides, it's not like most of the other animatronics should be strong enough to overpower an adult anyways. My money would be on grabbing the player's head and squeezing...
    • Or, maybe the guard is a victim that got away from him when he was a child, and now he's given a second chance to tie up a loose end he was never able to when he was alive.
  • Why does the Murderer even put on the Springtrap suit in the first place? It seems an odd move, especially since he does it and then laughs as if he now has the upper hand. Did he just go mad with fright?
    • He was being chased by the souls of the dead children and thought it would confuse them, since it worked for the robots in FNaF 2. His laughter is him thinking he fooled them. His bleeding is him realizing he was fooled.
    • I always thought that he got into it because he wanted some way to scare the children off. What better way to do it then to dress up as a yellow animatronic, the last thing all the children supposedly saw before he killed them?
  • Golden Freddy's spirit, along with the other five children, is shown to be free in the Good Ending. Why, then, does the suit retain some supernatural abilities? It can still appear in your office, and it disappears from the group of heads in one of the ending screens. Even though it does nothing, how does the costume still have spooky powers if the child has ascended into the afterlife?
    • Because until you, the player, help them find a way beyond the limits of their prison by guiding them into the hidden areas of the minigames, just as the killer originally escaped the animatronics by hiding where they couldn't go, they can't get out. It isn't until the end of this game that their spirits are set free... if you know how.
    • It's also not really clear what the other animatronics even are in this game. They're either just hallucinations caused by errors in the building itself, or they're something more. It's unlikely that they're the spirits of the children that were murdered, as that would mean they were helping their killer murder another person.
    • Assuming it's the dead kids they might be trying to scare you off since there no longer being tortured by the anamatronic bodies they got stuck in, nor is there killer at large, and they know exactly who spring trap is. The exit is right there after all, just outside your office. All you need to do is take it and leave.
  • So, was it the kids who left you a message of a garbled version of a paragraph from Autobiography of a Yogi? If so, why? If not, then who did?
  • So how is Fazbear's Fright supposed to work for the customers? Obviously, they wouldn't allow the animatronic to kill people, but how would the attraction work? Would paying customers sit in a small office for six hours looking at monitors? There's also the fact that, for an attraction that prides itself on being as close to the original diner as possible, it seems to be missing, oh, all of the animatronics? Except this one suit so well hidden even other security guards didn't know about. It would be like having a Disney attraction and the only mascot is Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
    • Well, Spring Trap does look rather a lot like Bonnie... Anyway, it was apparently some kind of museum. If they'd actually opened, Spring Trap probably would have been allowed to mingle while people were told the history of the Fazbear animatronics.
      • Springtrap likely is a Bonnie suit. If "Springtrap" is a name used in universe, it's probably like "The Mangle" for Toy Foxy. A nickname.
      • The Phone Guy refers to what is either the "spring body" suit or the "Spring Bonnie" suit, so Springtrap was probably called that until, well, it killed an employee and everyone who knew about it started referring to it as a death trap (which it was).
    • Based on what Phone Dude says at the beginning, the main character is going to to work at the attraction, playing as the security guard. The entire place is, without counting the vents, a single linear hallway that goes through each room. The guests would presumably go through from the entrance, and eventually make it to the security guard's office, and then the exit. The main character is supposed to play as the character "The Security Guard" from the legends, and to be an actual security guard watching the guests to make sure they don't do anything illegal.
    • Phone Dude also acknowledges the lack of anything particularly good for the attraction, and comments that if they don't find anything they might need to dress up the player character in a mascot suit.
  • So according to Phone Guy, every Freddy Fazbear's location has a designated safe room, hidden from the customers and inaccessible to the animatronics... Meaning there is one perfectly safe place an employee could hide and monitor the animatronics safely! Why in God's name didn't they take advantage of this and make that the security office, ESPECIALLY after they discontinued the spring lock suits!
    • Fazbear Entertainment is notoriously bad at decision-making, so this could be another of its bouts of idiocy.
    • In Nightmare mode, the phone call specifically states that all "safe rooms" are being sealed shut, and should not be mentioned to anyone. Something happened in one of those safe rooms, and the company freaked out and realized that a room that their security guards couldn't monitor and that the animatronics couldn't enter was a bad idea, probably because either someone crawled into one of the safe rooms to die in a Springtrap hybrid suit, or someone (like Purple Guy) used it to kill someone and not get caught. Because Fazbear Entertainment is much more concerned with staying open than they are with reporting deaths and the resulting legal issues, they literally covered it up by closing the rooms with anything that was in there. Afterwards, everything can be monitored by security cameras and the animatronics can go anywhere.
  • Somewhat related to the above answer, there may be a question of what happened at the company that caused them to seal all the safe rooms. The answer is simple if the audio tapes are being presented in chronological order, which seems plausible: somehow died in one of the Springtrap suits, and crawled into one of the safe rooms and died. The company immediately told people to stop using them, but then they were sued for the death of the employee. In order to win the lawsuit, they hid all the evidence. They didn't want anyone wearing the Springtrap suit because it was lethal, but they hid it in the safe room and sealed it because they couldn't afford to lose the lawsuit. The ultimate conclusion of this is that Fazbear Entertainment is run by sociopaths at best.
    • Safe rooms being shut down had nothing to do with the suits. Employees were forbidden to even touch them after they got retired for safety reasons. But the safe rooms were still open some time after that incident. So something else happened in that back room where no customers should ever be taken, that isn't programmed into the animatronics, is not marked on maps and has no cameras.
  • If we're going by the theory that the part of the trailer that shows Springtrap twitching is actually showing the death of the murderer, where is the blood? It's present in the ending cutscene, and the need to contain spoilers is understandable, but realistically he should have been bleeding out of every orifice. Unless this is like the kill screen in FNAF 1?
    • Either the trailer was trying to avoid spoiling the ending, or that the blood is merely exaggerated in the minigame to make it more obvious. In real life, it might not be the massive fountain shown in the minigame.
  • Why is the animatronics' modus operandi to stuff their victims into more animatronics? Wouldn't that just result in their victims haunting the suits they were stuffed into? Technically, it's not made clear whether or not security guards have canonically perished at their hands, but it seems odd that they would create another vengeful spirit, especially when they knew to let the Murderer accidentally off himself instead of being directly responsible for his death. And if they did kill the wrong guard, they wouldn't be able to move on, trapping them with another ghost who would want to destroy them.
    • To be fair, they were already dismantled when the murderer died, so it might have been more that they had no choice but to have him off himself. And I don't think they they, being children, would be thinking too hard about it—they want revenge on their killer, they want to do it in the same way they might have been killed, so they try to stuff night guards into suits and damn the consequences.
  • What happens it becomes six AM? We're given no indication Springtrap switches modes (or even has separate modes) when day comes. The exit's presumably near the security room, so leaving shouldn't be too much of a problem, but reentering the building should be a massive risk due to not knowing where Springtrap is at all.
    • The exit is explicitly right next to the security office. You can see it. As to why Springtrap would stop killing at the end of the shift... that is a good point.
    • Considering that Springtrap is possessed by the Purple Man he probably realizes that it would be a bad idea to leave a corpse for someone to find in the morning or is he's used to killing at night
    • 12AM to 6AM is the only time you're truly alone with him. Other employees come in to work on preparing the attraction and you arrive at work before your shift starts so the place isn't entirely empty yet. Springtrap most likely acts docile when there's more people around to not raise suspicion. He IS the killer who was never caught, after all.
    • You're forgetting one detail: Spring Bonnie was both a suit AND an animatronic so it must have had an AI. My guess is that the murderer's mind melded with the AI's so that he switches modes when it becomes 6AM.
  • Ever since the first game came out, people have been asking why the management hires a night guard when the animatronics seem perfectly capable of defending the restaurant themselves. For a while, people guessed that you were there to keep the animatronics in, rather than keep intruders out. However, this game reveals that the animatronics were programmed to not be able to go in certain rooms, which makes it very likely that they're programmed to not be able to walk outside either. This once again raises the same question: Why are you there?
    • Insurance reasons. The animatronics are incredibly expensive, and a lot of insurance companies require that you show that you are taking "active" measures to protect expensive properties.
    • Alternatively, Fazbear Entertainment, despite being colossal idiots, recognize the fact that someone (or maybe multiple someones) keep using their pizza places to kill people. They put in a security guard to attempt to dissuade such actions. The fact that it's not successful isn't really their fault: Purple Guy is obviously really good at killing children, during the day even, so around the clock security presence isn't going to be enough. But they tried.
  • So in the previous two games, the animatronics could force a fully grown man into a suit. How exactly does purple guy, even with the element of surprise, dismantle them? I suppose the decay from Freddy's being shut down for an indeterminate amount of time would weaken the animatronics, but that didn't seem to matter in F Na F 2 with the originals.
    • You'd be surprised how much the element of surprise can change the course of a "battle," I'm hesitant to call it. And I doubt Purple Guy took them apart with his bare hands, and they were alone each time. Not to mention we have no idea just how long those guys had been left to rot before killing Purple Guy. And finally, this brings up a rather uncomfortable thought. Who's to say Purple Guy was the murderer? Or rather, who's to say that Purple Guy was the murderer? There's been a widely popular theory that the animatronics can't tell adults apart, and nothing so far disproves that theory, so maybe that was one of the security guards?
  • What the heck is the Purple Freddy in the minigames? It's nothing that we've ever seen before, there's no indication of why it's leading the animatronics to the safe room, and it almost certainly isn't the Purple Guy, because if it was him in a suit, he wouldn't be able to just randomly show up in other parts of the building if you take too long. So what is it? A hallucination of the animatronics?
    • Remember Shadow Freddy from the previous game? Brightening the image revealed that it's actually dark purple, unlike Shadow Toy Bonnie, who is purely black.
    • This might be a bit of foreshadowing on Scott's part, considering those minigames all end with one of the bots being dismantled. Purple is associated with the murderer. It could simply be the Purple Man using a normal Freddy suit to lure the animatronics away, with the purple color being a hint to who you're really following. So, the actual costume is likely brown or gold In-Universe, but for the audiences' sake, we see it as purple because it's not an animatronic at all; it's the Purple Man.
  • Why would Phone guy not tell you about the safe room in the previous games? Does he want you to die?
    • Hasn't it been boarded up by this point?
    • Those messages are really old; they're either from the very first Freddy Fazbears' or even from Fredbear's Diner. By FNAF 3 (Which could be 40-80 years from Fredbear's Diner from what we know) the Safe Room would definitely be boarded up and forgotten about, especially with the constant moving from one local to another.
  • Are the kids controlling the animatronics, or are they just sort of stuck in them? They're able to make them do things they decidedly weren't made to do (e.g. shoving people into suits), but at the same time changing the AI effects them, they change modes when it's inconvenient, and they can't enter rooms their programming doesn't let them see. Obviously, they have at least some control, but how far does it go?
    • It's implied that the children are haunting the animatronics and don't have the ability to leave until they take care of their unfinished business, which is kill their murderer. However, they are still susceptible to some of the AI effects since it seems that they merged their spirits with the animatronics, making them one in the same creature. So really, they can do anything they want with the animatronics, so long as their AI don't prevent them doing it.
  • So, we learn from the audio tapes that at least "two" of the suits have the ability to be controlled as per normal animatronic standards, and also to be used as plain old suits. I want to know, what kind of elder alien material conscience did Fazbear Entertainment hire to design those suits? The animatronics are powered by the exoskeleton that takes up the interior, and they are bulky, ugly, load bearing things, but how the hell can you simply "turn the hand-crank" and make all those re-bars, actuators, Light bulbs, voice boxes, transformers, CPU, motors and goodness knows what else somehow retract somewhere so that you can stick an entire adult body and still have ample freedom of movement?
    • That's the point. That was a horrible design flaw, and quite a few staff members probably lost their lives as a result.
      • I know it's a bad design because there is no way a system that can go click-sproing-splat have a very good safety rating, but I's amazing how it's even meant to work in the firstplace. I mean compare the size of the mask to that of the endoskeletons' "head". How can you take that skull thing apart into who knows how many sections of small pieces of bar, wire and components; press all of those into what little clearance space there is into the mask and then compress just how many spring lock systems to hold them in place? All the wile not already stabbing into the poor "entertainers" head. And that's just the head bit. I don't think it can be regarded as good or bad design, just eldritch design.
      • Phone Guy said that you can wear them, not that they were comfortable. Maybe there were metal bits poking the performers inside the suit, meaning that the the suits could stab you even if the springtrap didn't go off.
      • The suits are designed for mechanical endoskeletons, just like the other suits. The skeleton would have to be removed before you could retract the auxiliary components and put it on. Remember, the normal animatronic suits could be worn by humans if not for the excess spiky bits... which the springs retract.
      • They could had used some other things like even a bunch of U-bolts though, but then maybe their designers were a little... crazy about making the hybrid suit way too close to the rest of the animatronics' internal system and you know the rest.
  • Exactly when was Purple Guy killed? The state of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza (from the first game) in the mini-games indicates that it has fallen into serious disrepair, which made everyone think that Purple Guy returns after it's been shut down and abandoned for a significant length of time. Except that Phone Guy's recording on Nightmare mode states that the safe-rooms are being sealed — so the rooms were sealed when Phone Guy was still alive. Since Springtrap was found in one of those sealed rooms and the last mini-game clearly showed it hadn't yet been sealed when Purple Guy bit in, that meant Purple Guy had to have died before Phone Guy died and therefore before the first game took place. But if the animatronics got ripped apart, how were they suddenly as good as new in the first game?note  Surely the company didn't have the money for that. Most importantly, if the Missing Children got their revenge, why did they hang around and keep killing security guards after the fact? Did they not realize they got him or did they decide to keep killing guards anyway? And what finally convinced them to move on, if not the Murderer's death?
    • The simplest solution is that the Purple Guy merely unsealed the room to be able to lure the animatronics in (remember, the safe rooms were deleted from the Animatronics memories AFTER the rooms were sealed up) and then the Ghosts sealed it back up after that event to entomb him. Which given everything else they did, seems plausible.
    • Well, the first game chronologically is Five Nights at Freddy's 2, in which Phone Guy mentions the previous location was "left to rot". That would match with the state of the pizzeria in the minigames of the third game. So it's possible that the Purple Man was killed prior to the events of the second game. As for the hauntings, keep in mind that we don't know everything that went on. It's at least possible that what we think we know is not as certain as we believe.
    • I don't know if there's evidence for this, but I had always assumed after the new and improved restaurant in 2 shut down they moved back to the original location, making the first and third incarnation of Freddy Fazbear's pizza take place in the location in the first game. The springtrap suits and the hidden room got sealed in the first location, the second game happened in a location that never had a secret room in the first place, then they moved back to the first location with the sealed off room and no one who knew about it except the most senior employees. As for how Purple Guy got in the room after the place shut down for good, "sealing off" the room could be as simple as putting up some drywall and wallpaper, which would be easy enough to break into.
    • The continuity is confusing, but 2 was definitely the first game (and almost certainly after the crying child/Puppet was killed). The five additional murders happen the week of 2 (and the Bite of '87 right after). An employee was arrested for the murders but may or may not have been convicted (if they were, they weren't the Purple Guy). The toys are scrapped and the originals repaired and moved to a previous location, where they remain for several years (as seen in 1). Here is the big uncertainty: Either the Purple Man was killed in the intervening time (causing the safe rooms to be sealed when Phone Guy found his body) and the animatronics continued to attack guards (either the spirits continuing to attack what they think is the Purple Man or the AI copying what it now considers its "programming"), or the Purple Man was killed after 1's location was shut down (which would mean that Phone Guy had the safe rooms sealed BEFORE Purple Man died and Purple Man had purposely unsealed them). Both have problems, so no one's entirely sure. Not to mention that it's entirely possible that the Purple Man died at a third location... (the map in the minigames doesn't exactly match any of the known sites...)
  • The teasers for this game were pretty straightforward. All except for one. Just what was the number 10 hidden in BB's teaser referring to?
    • Some fans theorize that Scott planned a countdown (so the next image would be 9, then 8, so on and so forth) but Scott released the game earlier than he planned again. That's only a guess, though.
  • So the phantoms are caused by the poor ventilation. This makes sense for most of them (the ventilation is shown to be down when you get jumped after all), but what about Mangle? There's no indication that anything's wrong with the ventilation when she does her thing.
    • There's something up with Mangle. The game doesn't even acknowledge the Mangle hallucination, not even in the list of characters. There's something different going on with it.
    • Mangle isn't the product of a ventilation error, she's the product of an audio error. The hallucinations are implied to be caused in part by the character's paranoia, so when Mangle's radio screech kicks in, it isn't the hallucination causing the sound, it's the malfunctioning audio devices. Basically, when the audio systems go on the fritz and loud static starts blasting from all of the buildings speakers, understandably freaking out the guard, the phantoms see a chance to capitalise on his fear and plonk a hallucination in there.
    • It's a long shot, and probably not true, but Mangle could actually be there. Fazbear's Fright had a hell of a time finding full animatronics but they didn't seem to have any issue finding parts. Maybe they couldn't find the whole pile of her and that's why Mangle doesn't attack, but if any animatronic could make it into Fazbear's Fright in pieces it'd be her.
      • But there's already a Mangle (along with a few of her limbs) with the rest of the toys in the box.
  • When the Purple Man wore the Spring Trap suit, it ended up killing him. However, when he wore the Golden Freddy suit in the second game, he was fine.
    • While the suits sure were deadly, people were performing in them without a scratch... well, most of the time. Purple man either knew how to wear them properly or was really, really lucky. As to why wearing Springtrap killed him, it was most likely because the locks broke due to age, releasing the animatronic parts. On top of him acting on a whim and being reckless when cornered by ghosts.
    • You remember how, in FNAF 2, both Golden Freddy and Shadow Freddy are missing an ear and have wires coming out their one eye socket? It's possible that Purple Man gutted both of them before putting them on. Why he didn't do that with Springtrap? I don't know...
      • Blind panic, I would assume. Maybe he was hoping it would hold long enough for the kids to get confused and leave him alone.
  • This extends to the series as a whole; Who or what is in control of the animatronics' bodies? The artificial intelligences of the characters? The ghosts of the murdered children and the murderer? Or both?
    • It seems to me that Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, Gold Freddy, and the Puppet were all controlled by the ghosts of murdered children with some of their behavior dictated by the AI of what they inhabited. The Toy series seems to have been controlled purely by AI with some kind of facial recognition. Springtrap is the controlled ghost of the corpse inside of it, which was probably the murderer.
  • Based on the images that show Purple Man's corpse inside Springtrap, we see that the animatronic parts did a number on his head. But how in the hell where the springs that locked the parts into place strong enough to (almost) rip his head in half?! And why, for the love of god would they build suits with a spring system that strong?
    • Why were the suits built with very strong springs? This is Freddy Fazbear Inc. we're talking about here. These guys are notorious for being idiots, and/or possibly being corrupt. I'm surprised no one has compared them to Weyland-Yutani.
  • How is Springtrap mobile? The last time the Springtrap suit was used, it was by a human, who died while wearing it. Also, going by the Phone Dude, Springtrap was easily their biggest and most complete find. This makes it unlikely that Fazbear's Fright would have a full endoskeleton to put into the Springtrap suit. If that's the case, what's moving the Springtrap animatronic?
    • Isn't it obvious?
      • Not necessarily. That same logic can apply to the murdered children, but, as far as we know, with the exception of Golden Freddy their animatronics still needed endoskeletons. On top of that, Springtrap is still susceptible to animatronic programming, which is why you can use the audio to lure him around. Though I admit in that case there's also the theory that Purple Man is heading for the sound of potential victims.
    • The Phone Guy explains this through explaining exactly what the convertible suit does. Springtrap has a robotic endoskeleton and a corpse inside of it. Purple Man was not killed by latches snapping into place, he was killed by latches failing and the robotics snapping back into place.
      • That could make sense, if I'm understanding right. I had thought Phone Guy's explanation was that the spring latches drew back the animatronic parts of only the costume itself (the things that caused the discomfort and death from being stuffed inside one in games 1 & 2). The process as I understood it was: retract the costume's animatronic parts, remove the endoskeleton, and a person could get in. Or vice versa: Person gets out, endoskeleton is put inside, animatronics are unlatched to work with it.
      • That doesn't match up with what Phone Guy said on the tape: That the first step in preparing it for use was to insert the hand crank provided to "retract and compress the animatronic parts", then carefully climb inside. In effect, however these things work, the entire endoskeleton could be compressed against the sides of the suit in order to let you climb inside.
      • Described like that, I see your point. That makes it sound like the endoskeleton's actually built into the costume, and is just retracted or brought back out as needed. This may explain why Golden Freddy looks so banged up in Five Nights 2, perhaps the animatronic/endoskeleton parts were removed to better accommodate the Purple Man (or so he could lessen the risk of maiming while killing).
      • The endoskeletons aren't built into the spring suits. The auxiliary components (wires, crossbeams) that allow the endoskeletons to use the suits (and that kill humans wearing them) are the retracted animatronic parts in question. The Phone Guy didn't mention "remove the robot currently wearing the suit" in his instructions because that's the equivalent of saying "remove pants from their previous user before putting on." Besides, it sounds like they weren't using the spring suits with endoskeletons at the time the tapes were made (maybe the budget was tight, and they couldn't afford more endoskeletons at the moment?) so the suits would have permanently been in "human" mode.
      • That analogy makes sense, but now I'm imagining somone trying to put on a pair of pants that someone else is still wearing. (Not sure if that's funny or creepy.) But it's implied that the robot parts sprung back into place and crushed up the Murderer's corpse, and perhaps integrated into his muscles.
  • So obviously the Purple Man came back to the pizzeria years after it was closed down to dismantle the electronics. Then he got trapped inside Springtrap and died. Well, what did he do for 30 years? He was still (technically) alive and able to move, but why did he never leave the pizzeria? Did he just sit in that spot for 30 years with his golden thumb up his butt until someone found him? What did he do while he was bored?
    • Seeing as his room found boarded up, he probably couldn't do anything but wait until someone found him again.
    • Don't forget, the safe room is invisible to animatronics — the others couldn't enter even though they had ghosts inside them. So not only was the room boarded up, but the computer running Springtrap's animatronics would throw an error if it received a movement command. So he couldn't move at all — he'd have been telling a computer to go somewhere that, to it, did not exist.
    • It's implied that the murderer returned a good time after FNAF 1's location was abandoned, since the animatronics are still in one piece, however ragged they may be. So the murderer wasn't stuck in Springtrap for 30 years, but it was probably a good while before the FF management found him.
  • Since Springtrap (or at least some parts of him) survived the fire, and everything that got undamaged will be sold at that public auction, who the hell would want to buy the charred remains of an awfully scary-looking animatronic with the mummified corpse of a child murderer inside it, anyway?
    • Antique collectors? People who run museums? Springtrap belongs to a franchise that died 30 years ago. My best guess is that authentic Freddy Fazbear's merchandise is worth a lot by this point.
      • And no one seems to really know there's a corpse inside, let alone who it belonged to. If the people doing the auctioning do know, they probably either get rid of it or make sure whoever tries to buy it doesn't know it's there. So that's not really going to be a detractor.
  • WHERE DID THE HAT GO?!
    • Freddy probably picked it up on his way to the set of the movie.
    • Five Nights at Freddy's 4 shows us where his hat went. A Freddy did pick it up... but it was a Nightmare Freddy instead.
  • This is more a headscratcher over Game Theory, but it's still a Freddy's related issue I have. Spoilers ahead. So Matt's video suggests that Phone Guy's voice messages were recorded prior to the events of the second game to clear up the confusion between him and Purple Guy being one in the same, since the times of their supposed deaths were a great distance apart. If that's the case though, how could have Phone Guy's message in the very first game referring to the Bite of 87 exist if this was recorded before the events of the second game?
    • This one got me as well. Matt said that they were recorded prior to to the events of the second game, not prior to the events of the Bite. There could have been another restaurant in which the Bite took place.
    • But Phone Guy mentions the animatronics used to walk around freely during the day until the Bite of '87. According to the videos, the animatronics were still allowed to move around during the course of the second game, so the Bite had to take place after then?
    • Simple. Matt's theory is wrong.
  • If Purple Guy is controlling Springtrap, why does he keep falling for the audio of Balloon Boy and going into the rooms where he hears it? He should be a great deal smarter than an animatronic and should clue in pretty quickly that it's just a trick. Or is that the AI part that's making him do it...?
    • Probably just the A.I., as Phone Guy mentions on Night 2 that the suits are meant to follow sounds, i.e. areas with people, and since the Purple Guy is sorta stuck in Springtrap...
  • Okay, so what the hell is Golden Freddy supposed to be? It's been hinted that he was a spring-locked suit, and performed along with Springtrap back in the early years of Fazbear Entertainment, but he not only does he have four fingers, but he also posses the jaw the animatronics have in the second game (endoskeleton neck is attached to the lower jaw, and the top of the head is connected to it by a hinge), instead of Springtrap's. He was also hinted at being the suit the murderer wore in the second game. If he were meant to be a spring-locked suit, Scott should have at least pulled a retcon in the third game, but we're still given no explanation. What is he?
    • This has just gotten even more confusing after the reveal in 4, where Golden Freddy, Spring Freddy and Fredbear are implied to be the same character. What about the one in the first game that isn't withered, the withered one in the second, the black one in three, and the one with five fingers, red eyes and a purple hat and bowtie?
      • The unwithered first-game one was Fredbear fixing himself up with his Eldritch Abomination powers from the second game's withered one, who hadn't learnt to fully use his powers yet. The black one in 3 is probably a seperate character, and the five-fingered purple-clothed one is a horrific hallucination of the original Fredbear. That's probably it, anyway.
  • What are those three things in the back room with the ghosts and the purple guy? Storage units for costumes?
    • They appear to be old arcade cabinets. Most likely there because they're either outdated (possibly featuring Toy animatronics instead of Plush ones) or are simply out of order, hence their presence in the Safe Room.
      • There are also three cabinets; the exact number of cabinets that appear in that one room that was shown on cameras 6 and 7. Based off of the fact that the animatronics from the first game were on the cabinets, they were probably there just to justify why they're in Fazbear's Fright.

  • This has been bothering me for a while. So like, HOW did Purple Guy dismantle the animatronics? There's no way he did it by hand or anything at all considering it'd not be so easy.
    • He jumped them when they turned their backs. They were also very and, and it's been recently theorized that the robots were never fixed after the first game, so depending on whether or not a certain A.I. level is canon, the animatronics may still actually be on zero.
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