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The last tape will have the Journalist dying and be done in a similar way to the first game's Phone Guy death call.
Self Explanatory. On top of this, after she dies on tape, you will turn around and see "glitch bonnie" behind you
  • Jossed. Tape Girl is completely alive when the final tape is recorded, and it contains instructions on how to (allegedly) kill the glitch.
Spring Bonnie man
Is a mix of the original Spring Bonnie programming and William Afton. Due to downloading show data directly from the remaining circuits of various animatronics to avoid creating pathing codes the dev team accidentally managed to take the next step in Aftons' research by digitizing the mind preserved by remnant. Fortunately the process was flawed and didn't properly transfer all the details just the Spring Bonnie appearance and programming mixed with Aftons' base personality and bloodlust. No memories, no motives.
  • Partially confirmed: it's definitely William in there, but he seems to have retained at least some of his memories and motives, if the fact that the final level has him recreate the Missing Children Incident is any indication.
William wasn’t the only spirit that was uploaded in the game - Elizabeth was present at one point too.
Specifically, when the devs scanned the animatronics’ circuit boards, Elizabeth was scanned into the game as well. If Elizabeth is still affected by her corruption from presumably Baby’s programming, it’s possible that a piece of her soul was still remaining within the circuit board that the devs would’ve scanned to program in the Baby character within the game. The reason why she isn’t present when we’re playing the game is because she already pulled a Grand Theft Me on someone else, similar to how William attempts it on us at some point. Although Circus Baby is present in the game, the version of her that is an enemy in the VR game is merely an AI, while Elizabeth likely manifested in some other way akin to “Malhare” and took someone else’s body. She could’ve even possibly taken control of the body of the woman who made the tapes after she made tape #16.
  • Conceivably possible, but unlikely; both Jeremy and Tape Girl seem to have observed only a single "glitch" animatronic, the one corresponding to William.
    • In the wake of MatPat’s theory, could it be possible that Elizabeth took over Tape Girl midway while she was making tapes, and was actually tricking you into releasing William? Besides, it’s possible that Elizabeth didn’t make her presence known like William did, so that she could strike when the time was right to take over Tape Girl’s body.
The true purpose of the Blacklight/Nightmare Ennard level
This particular version of the level is littered with broken and destroyed animatronic parts as set-dressing... but what if it's not just set dressing in this case?

At the end of the level you re-activate the boiler, which like pretty much everything else, seems to be filled with broken animatronics. What if this Blacklight/Nightmare level is showing us how the Remnant was made (if you subscribe to the idea that Remnant = molten soul-possessed metal)? What better level to show it off then the level with the character who is canonly at LEAST four animatronics merged together? Especially when placed in the lowest sections of the storehouse for the animatronics we know Afton was responsible for? The location of the SCUPER, designed to implant the Remnant into robot bodies?


Also, this is how Ennard became 'Molten Freddy' - he was melted.

The 'good' ending is just gonna lead to a split personality.
Someone said it on here: William Afton is just quarantined, not defeated. And all that will lead to is the 'main character' of FNAF VR suffering a split personality as Afton tries to gain control.

William Afton's spirit has come back, and latched itself onto this anomaly
Watching Dawko's video where he references Harry Potter and the Horcruxes in his "FNAF VR EXPLAINED" video. It'd make sense to see Afton's spirit doing this.

The way to stop Spring Bonnie didn't work.
All it did was ensure that the main character kept his consciousness as William took over. Notice the scene at the door: there's no door handle on the player character's side, and hand marks all over it. William didn't get quarantined. The main character did.

Old Man Consequences saw this coming.
The only reason William Afton could come back at all was because of the Ultimate Custom night. When he told the player to rest their soul they were referring to the vengeful spirit trying to get them to let William pass on before the inevitable return happened. Trapping and torturing William was keeping his soul locked up between life and death. Because he didn't there was still enough of a connection with the mortal world for William's remnant to still be active if incomplete.

Spring Bonnie is... just an extra game feature.
Jeremy never actually committed suicide nor was Tape Girl real. The "glitch" of Spring Bonnie was an intended feature meant to keep the pressure on as the game went forward. Just a developers way of adding a little personal flair while also expanding the old scary stories a bit leaving their own mark on the culture forever!
  • This theory brought to you by Fazbear Entertainment.
    • Did the Indie Developer post this?

The Spring Bonnie you encounter in the game is Tape Girl
The glitch successfully took over her body after she recorded Tape 15 (which explains why she randomly introduces herself in the last tape). She records Tape 16 for the player, not to kill the glitch but to trick you into transferring her consciousness into your body in the ending where you successfully reset the game, leaving you trapped inside the game in her stead. Notice the bloody hand prints and scratch marks in that ending are on your side of the door, instead of Spring Bonnie's.

The good ending succeeded, well partially.
Because dang it this series needs at least a somewhat happy ending occasionally. In this case while you don't managed to completely purge William Afton following the instructions does quarantine him deep inside the games code so he no longer has freedom of movement or autonomy. All that's left of him is an inanimate plushie and while he might eventually be able to break out another way for the moment the player character is safe.
  • Wouldn't FNAF6's ending count as a happy ending? Also it's a horror franchise, they're notorious for having gotcha endings where you think it's going to end well and then doesn't. Also also, your theory holds some weight, if not for the fact that the scratch marks and handprints are on YOUR side of the door. As well as the fact there's no door handle. If you were successful, why would YOU be the one on that side of the door?

Curse of Dreadbear is Hell/Purgatory for the Child's Brother from FNAF 4.
Dreadbear is the spirit of his brother seeking revenge for the bite that murdered him, and Grim Foxy is a reminder to the Brother of all his sins. Even if he IS Michael Afton, he still has those sins he committed crawling on his back, and needs to atone for them directly to his brother.

William Afton joined a 'human merges with machine' cult to bring the Bite Victim back to life.
The teaser image currently on scottgames has an 80's vibe, and let's remember Nightmare is a thing. The rest of the series was him trying to perfect that.


Help Wanted is set between FNAF 3 and FFPS.
Given that Fazbear Entertainment is still around, when in FFPS, it was stated that they were "no longer a corporate entity" it seems somewhat unlikely that this is post FFPS. The Scrap Baby plush, the only solid evidence for Help Wanted occurring after FFPS, could have been created as a reference to sightings of the genuine article over the decades (after all, it's unlikely the Ennard hivemind wandered around the sewers for decades before ejecting Baby).

The Client is the Reluctant Follower or another assiociate of William Afton.
Since the circuit boards sent by the client are what revived Afton in the form of Glitchtrap, who's to say they didn't want to sabotage Fazbear Entertainment's plans and restore Afton to his former kid-killing glory?

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