- Artist Disillusionment: The Final Boss of Hard Mode is none other than Scott Cawthon himself, angry that no-one is ever satisfied with what he creates, despite constantly demanding more."I just do what is demanded of me! I fill your insatiable gullets with more and more and more! And here you are to show me your gratitude."
- Ascended Fanon:
- The announcement on Steam confirmed that the old animatronics from the second game are indeed called Withered Animatronics.
- JJ was dubbed "Balloon Girl" by the fanbase, and it caused a debate whenever she was a different animatronic or BB herself (since we had no confirmation that it wasn't just a hallucination on Jeremy's or Fritz's part). JJ was later added to the teaser image, gained long eyelashes, appeared along side Balloon Boy, and gave her a female voice in Update 2, meaning that she is a separate character and is actually a girl. The trailer and game officially confirmed that her real name is JJ.
- The little Freddies that come out of Nightmare Freddy are called Freddles, an obscure fan nickname that has been confirmed by the trailer.
- Purple Guy, a popular Fan Nickname for the otherwise unnamed purple-sprited Serial Killer, is canonized with Update 2 (though technically it was canonized earlier when the troll game had its Final Boss named "Purplegheist").
- Creator Backlash:
- See what you've all done? Most fans interpreted the teaser as Scott being angry with them in some way, but nothing came out of it and the game was released as normal. However, the Final Boss is Scott, portrayed to be hostile due to the fact that he just can't satisfy his fanbase.
- While Scott never felt he rushed his games, he felt that this happened with FNAF World since he forgot a lot of features that would make a decent RPG due to his enthusiasm during development. He announced he'll correct those problems in later updates.
- Within the game itself, Scott berates the players for being an Unpleasable Fanbase, never satisfied with his efforts. Whether Scott really feels this way about the fan base is unknown, though the fact that he's rereleasing the game FOR FREE heavily implies that he's got no issue with the fans.
- Scott Cawthon's confrontation with the player at the end of hard mode inspired a YouTube channel known as DAGames to create a fan-made music video titled "I WILL NOT BE MOVED". It goes to great lengths emphasizing Scott Cawthon's speech at the end of the game. It can be seen here, although they contain major spoilers.
- Fan Nickname: The cartoony animatronics in the game are called either Toon Animatronics, Chibi Animatronics, Kawaii Animatronics or World Animatronics. Scott himself prefers calling them the Adventure Animatronics.
- When it was announced that the game is going to be revamped to replace the 8-Bit overworld, fans called the original version "FNaF World 1.0" while the new version is called "FNaF World 2.0" to differentiate it. This was apparently dropped when the freeware version of game was called "Update 1", and the new one would be Update 2, and so on.
- Flip-Flop of God:
- Although the main series refers to them as the Puppet, its adventure counterpart is called Marionette.
- In typical Trolling Creator fashion, Phantom Mangle is referred to as "he" when the game was first released, but the first update changed that into "she".note
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: The Android port to FNaF World was pulled within a day after it's release. This wasn't due to negative reception this time around, but that Scott realized that touching the game "is a mistake". See the following example for more context.
- Old Shame: As evidenced by the mobile port and a Steam announcement, Scott really isn't happy with how the game turned out, even changing the mobile port's dialogue to Self-Deprecation, calling it "the game that almost single handedly destroyed the FNaF franchise". It's even more so in that on GameJolt, he announced it'll never be updated again and would rather work on newer projects instead.
- Playing Against Type: Debi Derryberry voices Chica's Magic Rainbow in a suprising turn of events. Usually, Deriberry voices characters who are very nice, and to see her voicing an annoying jerk is shocking.
- Prop Recycling: The Colossal◊ and Crabapple◊ enemies uses the same models as characters◊ from Chipper & Sons Lumber Co. (though the latter is retextured).
- Release Date Change: Scott's making sure to avert it this time, as the teaser says "Coming 2016 (seriously)". When 2016 came, Scott stated that the game is still in development. Despite his best efforts, Scott still fell victim to this. He eventually gave a release date of February 19th, 2016. Then, seven days later, announced it would be releasing January 22nd instead, only for it to come out a day early on January 21st. However, since the game originally bombed on Steam and realized it was rushed, Scott no longer does this.
- Depending on your timezone, the release date may actually be accurate. In New Zealand, at least, the game did release on January 22nd.
- What Could Have Been: While the first trailer showed a glimpse of a 3D overworld, the final game uses an 8-bit map instead. The Updated Re Release now has a 3D overworld, but it's much different than the one seen in the trailer.
- An iOS port would have happened if Scott hadn't removed the Andriod port a day after release. While part of it was due to Old Shame, Scott explained that the ports were badly optimized due to poor design choices (the overworld and battle are loaded in the same frame, causing long times to happen, which even caused the mobile ports to slow down to a crawl).
- The Wiki Rule: See the FNaF World Portal of the Five Night's at Freddy's Wiki.
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