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  • Absentee Actor: Though the game hosts a number of voice actors for the first time in the series, Scott's own character Phone Guy is wholly absent for the first time in a non-spinoff game. Though Demoted to Extra, Phone Guy could be heard in 4 as a rare, highly distorted sound late in the night.
  • Fandom Nod:
    • Funtime Freddy having a Hand Puppet of Bonnie may very well have been inspired by a common interpretation of fixed Mangle (AKA Funtime Foxy) before the release of FNaF World. Fans believed that Mangle's second endoskeleton head was a Hand Puppet of the original Foxy. On the same hand, no less!
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    • While we're on the subject of Mangle, Funtime Foxy's design in this game certainly does resemble a more detailed version of how fans commonly drew fixed Mangle before their full body was revealed.
    • Likewise, Funtime Freddy refers to his handpuppet as 'Bon-Bon', which is a Fan Nickname for both Classic and Toy Bonnie. Funtime Freddy also has an Electronic Speech Impediment with his stuttering dialogue; often the older animatronics were given similar auditory glitches when fans produced voice-acted content.
    • Funtime Freddy's voice also, ironically enough, bears a resemblance to the common fan-interpretation of Bonnie's voice.
    • The game involves giving the animatronics electrical shocks to make sure they're active and working; that includes Baby. Sadly, you don't get to wake the baby.
    • A few gameplay elements appear to be borrowed from numerous fan games. Notably, the flash beacon on Night 3 is reminiscent of the Camera Flash from Five Nights at Candy's 2, and hiding under the desk in Baby's room appears to be taken from the same hiding mechanic as Five Nights at Treasure Island.
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    • Perhaps unintentionally, but on a darker note, just as in Popgoes, the backstory revolves around the accidental murder of a major character's daughter, in this case William Afton.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Some people correctly guessed that the "lines" teaser was hinting the title "Sister Location" and it was a new game in the Five Nights at Freddy's series.
    • Before her name was confirmed, "Ballora" was suspected to be the name of the ballerina animatronic in the trailer thanks to copyright leaks. Then a hidden message on Scott's website on June 17th showed abbreviated names for the new animatronics seen at that point, which shows abbreviated names like Baby being listed as (ANM01BBY). In this case, you could also see ANM02BAL in the source code, confirming the ballerina animatronic's name.
      • In addition to the leaked names, fans were correct on the characters that were teased in the images, going from Baby, Ennard, Bidybab, and Minireena respectively.
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    • Game Theory:
      • MatPat predicted, in his video attempting to predict the game's story, that the new animatronics were designed by the Purple Guy. In Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes, the Purple Guy's name is William Afton, and the game implies that Mr. Afton, who made the circus animatronics, is Purple Guy. In one form or another.
      • In a livestream, MatPat posited the existence of multiple Purple Guys. Scott intervened, saying they were getting too close to the truth.
    • Just as fans had guessed, Ballora is blind, and her strategy involves noise.
    • Ennard's name really is a pun on "innard."
    • There was a common theory that the animatronics' faceplates were just for maintenance purposes. Turns out this is true. Not that it makes them any less terrifying, of course.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Though it's never said in the game itself, Mr. Afton is commonly referred to by his name from the book, William Afton.
    • Before the Custom Night update named him Yenndo, the rarely-appearing Funtime Freddy endoskeleton was often referred to as either Funtime Fredbear or Funtime Golden Freddy due to his golden eyes and resemblance to Funtime Freddy. Some even called it the Bear Endoskeleton.
  • Flip-Flop of God: The main series was supposed to be over with FNAF 4, and FNAF World was meant to be the cap on the franchise (outside of non-game entries like the film). However, once the new game was announced, Scott simply explained:
    "I never said I couldn't change my mind. ;) It's not like every time I speak I'm engraving it into a stone tablet somewhere."
  • Jossed:
    • The aforementioned teaser did this multiple times as it was being updated. There were many guesses to what the name of the new game was, but the most common thought is that is was a teaser to a Chipper & Sons horror game.explanation 
    • Before the game was announced, some people believed that the pigtailed girl you see in 4 is the sister of the child you play as. It was driven even further that Circus Baby looks a lot like her, and was suspected to be possessed by her (along with the other kids you see along with the girl becoming the Funtimes). Turns out that the pigtail girl never once showed up, which seemingly debunked the entire theory altogether.
    • On Reddit, there was an infamous theory that the Sister Location was geared towards an adult audience. A lot of people were naturally disturbed by the evidence to back it up, but hilariously enough, it was jossed a day later when Scott updated the website to include "children's props" in the source code.
    • The Custom Night Final cutscene jossed the theory that Purple Guy (and thus Springtrap) is Ennard. The added cutscene jossed the theory that the player is Mr. Afton. Instead, you play as his son, Michael.
    • For well over a year after release, players thought that Michael Afton, post-resurrection, goes on to the FNaF 1 location and becomes Springtrap, and not William Afton. This is thanks to the applicability of his speech to both Sister Location and the final minigame of 3, his new robotic voice, and Springtrap popping up onscreen once it finishes. Scott later approved of a Game Theory video that debunked the debate (among other things), implicitly jossing the idea of "Miketrap".
  • Never Trust a Trailer: In the first teaser for the Custom Night's return, Bon Bon is seen crawling through the vent with Bidybab. In the actual Custom Night, Bon Bon doesn't even access the vent at all! Instead, he is summoned by Funtime Freddy when he nears the office.
  • Release Date Change: For once, downplayed. Back in August, Scott announced the release date of the game to be October 7th... and it was released a few hours early, not days or weeks like all the previous games.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Several of the voice actors in Sister Location previously starred in Avengers Academy; Heather Masters (Baby) was Spider-Gwen, Kellen Goff (Funtime Freddy) was Bruce Banner, Andy Field (HandUnit) was Noh-Varr, Julie Shields (the Female Computer Voice) was Jocasta, Christopher McCullough was Hank Pym and Amber Connors was Medusa.
    • Ultimate Custom Night introduced more fellow voice actors, with Matthew Curtis (Music Man and Nightmare BB) as Jack-O-Lantern and Keyondra Shanae (Jack-O-Chica) as Nightshade and Ghost.
  • Trolling Creator:
    • In August, Scottgames.com suddenly said, "Cancelled Due To Leaks". Brightening the image reveals it's actually an in-universe event.
    • And then there was the big one: Scott claiming he'd have to delay the game by two months as he felt the story was too disturbing, and release the "mature sections" of the game on Game Jolt. The first "mature section" released should make it obvious that he was kidding...
  • What Could Have Been:
    • There was meant to be a second trailer in the works, but it was cancelled due to Scott feeling it would spoil the game.
    • There were some leaked lines for Baby and Ballora that were never used in the game, both of them mentioning something about "the show". In addition, some of the actors mentioned that some of their lines they recorded for the game weren't used.
    • The Extras show that Funtime Freddy and Funtime Foxy originally swapped color schemes and lacked a specific accessory (Freddy did not have a puppet, and Foxy did not have a bowtie).
    • Funtime Freddy was originally going to speak with a German accent.
  • Word of God: In response to Game Theory's "FNAF, The FINAL Theory!" video, Scott stated:
    Scott: For those of you who were really upset about the idea of “Miketrap”, or upset about the idea of Purpleguy being literally purple, or hung up on 1983 vs 1987, watch Mat Pat’s video, and breathe a sigh of relief. :)
  • Working Title: According to the game files, the original title of the game was just going to be Five Nights at Freddy's 5, abbreviated into FNAF5.

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