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Springtrap: Urgh, where am I?
Funtime Foxy: Animatronica. Or Animatronic Village. Maybe Village-tronica.
Bonnie: We're having a vote Thursday!
Springtrap (Oh, Crap! expression): Oh. Hell, then.
Ending Dialogue of the first page

A DeviantArt comic by RuneVix, focusing on Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and Five Nights at Freddy's World. Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator are not taken into account as they were not released when the comic was started. Five Nights at Freddy's 4 receives nods.


The time is after Nightmare Mode from Five Nights at Freddy's 3. The Fazbear's Fright Guard has survived the rotting murderbunny, the Phantoms, and the faulty wiring in Fazbear's Fright for five nights, and as per canon, has burned the place down. Springtrap is caught in the fire, but decides not to try to escape, as being stuck in the Spring Bonnie suit was an unliving hell for the Purple Guy, and if he burns, he might finally be able to move on.

Well, he does. And the place he moves on to is Five Nights at Freddy's World, otherwise known as his very own personal hell, inhabited by all the animatronics of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza along with a multitude of other things connected to the pizzaria, and led by the enigmatic Fredbear (okay, it's less leading than herding a horde of animatronic cats). Everything wants to kill him or at least hurt him a good deal, he gets no respect, he's stuck as Springtrap, and the closest thing he has to a friend is the personification of the animatronic suit that killed him. He's also haunted by the memories of his past, and what drove him to become the Murderer in the first place. Yeah, lovely afterlife.


But there's a way out. Fredbear knows more about what's going on than anyone else, and he's indicated that Springtrap just might be able to move on to a nicer and animatronic-free afterlife. And the first step is finding all the strange clocks hidden around the landscape.

It can be found here.


  • Action Girl: All the female animatronics, save Lolbit.
  • Adaptational Name Change: Since this Purple Guy was created before William Afton was revealed, he's a different person, named Dante.
  • Adapted Out: Nothing from Update 2 is present during the comic, so you won’t see Chica’s Magic Rainbow here. Additionally, Springtrap does not fight Security, Scott, or Chipper’s Revenge.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Springtrap is still a serial child murderer, but he’s more snarky and gruff than cruel, and his murders were motivated by his desire to stop the animatronics from killing anyone else. As Fredbear points out, it doesn’t excuse his actions or make him a better person, but it still puts a more human face on him, and as far as incarnations of Purple Guy and Springtrap go, he’s one of the nicest (not that that says much).
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  • Amusing Injuries: Sprintrap, very often. He's been hurt by other animatronics, natural dangers, and misfiring his own attacks multiple times.
  • An Axe to Grind: Springtrap uses one a few times, as the Purple Guy used an axe to hack up the animatronics (as shown by Five Nights at Freddy's 3's between-night minigames).
  • Ax-Crazy: While Springtrap has mellowed out by the time of the story, he makes it pretty clear he was a violent, murderous maniac before and after he died.
  • Audience Surrogate: Springtrap's the only one who expects things to work by real-world logic.
  • Awful Truth: Downplayed, but the reason Fredbear and Springtrap avoid talking about the flipside to Spring Bonnie is to spare her from learning that her world is actually the Purple Guy's personal hell, and everyone she knew is a reflection of what he knew on the Flipside (i.e. the living world).
  • Bad Dreams: Springtrap has nightmares of things that happened when he was still human.
  • Bad Job, Worse Uniform: Dante, if only because the uniform he wore (Spring Bonnie) could actually kill him. His regular uniform doesn't fit into this, as it's just a purple shirt with a gold badge.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Springtrap, of course. After all, he's in his personal hell.
    • There's also Stumpy, the Crying Child.
  • Celestial Bureaucracy: Where Fredbear is from, instead of being a FNAF World native or from the real world (referred to as the "flipside").
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The Child from Five Nights at Freddy's 4 never appears onscreen, but Dante does witness his accident. Then it turns out that he possessed the Fredbear suit, became Golden Freddy, and kicked off all the events of the game.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Golden Bonnie is thought of as this due to her intense curiosity about the Flipside.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Aside from Plushtrap and Nightmare Foxy being characters, Dante witnesses the incident from the end of the fourth game. His immediate reaction is to say that he's not paid enough to clean that up.
    • The Phone Guy appears (well, speaks on a phone) a few times in Dante's flashbacks.
  • Cute and Psycho: Spring Bonnie is way too okay with violence in general.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Dante's main flaw is that he never does, and it always bites him in the ass. He actually started out with a fairly good position as far as Freddy's night shifts go — he only had Golden Freddy, who didn't show up every night, and he could always drive him away with the camera tablet. And then he tried blood sacrifices, which just made Golden Freddy more active, and then he tried sacrificing children, which gave him more ghosts to deal with, until he reached the point where the situation was as bad as Five Nights at Freddy's 2 canon. Then he gave up, quit, and left his mess for Jeremy.
    • Even his original death was this, as he was scared by ghosts and tried to hide in the Spring Bonnie suit, which he knew full well was dangerous. When we get to see this death in flashback, even the ghosts are unimpressed by this.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Fredbear. That being said, he's not evil and doesn't have Blue-and-Orange Morality; he really is there to help Springtrap. He's just kinda done with everyone's antics.
  • Famous Last Words:
    • "Where are you, man?" - Jorge
    • "Holy- I can't believe this is working. Heh. Heheheh. Stupid- stupid ghosts. Heh- [SN-oshi-AP!]"- Dante
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: The author namedrops the trope referring to Fredbear, who looks like a Freddy's animatronic but whose true form is rather more incomprehensible.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Dante was an employee of Fazbear's (he wore the Spring Bonnie suit and worked as a night guard) who eventually became a serial killer.
  • Gender Flip: In canon, Spring Bonnie has an official gender of "It's a rabbit, who cares?", and the character Bonnie is male. In this comic, she is female, to make her contrast with Springtrap more obvious.
  • The Ghost: Okay, technically all the main characters are ghosts, but the Fazbear's Fright guard is the one who actually fits the trope. We never see him (much like how we get no hint to his appearance in-game), but we do see the consequences of his actions.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Golden Freddy (the real-world version) is implied to be this, as he chases Springtrap in his dreams and seems to have had a great effect on him. Golden Freddy attacking Dante when he was a night guard caused him to dip into the occult to get it to stop, which eventually led to Dante murdering the children to appease GF, which in turn led to basically all the problems in the games.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Springtrap takes a while to figure out how to use his moveset without hurting himself.
  • Human Sacrifice: It turns out that Dante's murders were this, in an attempt to appease Golden Freddy and stop it from killing him or breaking loose to hurt others.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: Springtrap's flashbacks to when he was alive show that Freddy Fazbear's was definitely this.
  • Instrument of Murder: Bonnie and Funtime Foxy have an ongoing argument about Bonnie's guitar being a melee weapon (so far, Bonnie is winning).
  • Ironic Hell: Five Nights at Freddy's World is presented as this for Springtrap. The man who was haunted by Freddy's animatronics in life and finally killed by one now has to spend his afterlife as one, in a world taking cues for pretty much everything from the pizzeria. Oh, and everyone thinks he's nuts because he expects things to work by real-world logic. And, as the cherry on top, he's stuck in a party with the personification of the suit that killed him.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Flashbacks show this is what happened to Dante, who started off as a fairly normal employee, and was slowly driven into insanity by his encounters with Golden Freddy. He tried to get rid of Golden Freddy by dipping into the occult to stop it from killing him or wreaking havoc in the restaurant, and he eventually resorted to sacrificing animals to appease it. When animals didn’t cut it, Dante moved on to human sacrifices. This just caused more ghosts to show up, and Dante began killing more people, which led to more ghosts. Being trapped in the Springtrap suit destroyed what little sanity or good intentions had left, and left him a really pissed off and murderous ghost.
  • Re-Kill It with Fire: How Springrap finally moves on. Thank you, Fazbear's Fright Guard.
  • Murder Into Malevolence: Justified. Dante’s murder victims came back as murderous ghosts intent on killing anyone they came across, but only because people sticking around beyond their time in the real world drives them completely insane.
  • Narrative Profanity Filter: All swearing in Springtrap's hell is rendered as Symbol Swearing, much to Springtrap's annoyance. Swearing in the real world is not censored.
  • Not Hyperbole: When Springtrap says he spent years 'sitting around rotting', Goldie assumes that he just meant that he did nothing. Nope- he was talking about his time spent locked in the safe room after he'd died in the Spring Bonnie suit, as both the suit and his body decayed.
  • Official Couple: Bonnie and Funtime Foxy.
  • Oh, Crap!: Dante gets a moment when he realizes that the spring locks on the suit he stupidly got into are unwinding and about to kill him.
  • Only in Florida: The comic's version of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is in Florida. Word of God is that it's intentional, since events in the comic definitely fit the weird Florida stereotype.
  • Only Sane Man: Fredbear. Funtime Foxy fills in when he's not around, though she becomes a Large Ham stereotype pirate on the water.
    • The Fright Guard is this in the real world, as he's the only one who even thought of torching the place and running in order to get rid of murderous animatronics. It sure worked better than Dante's blood sacrifice method.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Jorge, Dante's coworker. He appears several times with Dante in flashbacks and is shown to be Dante's friend and fellow Spring suit wearer (he was Fredbear). And then Dante kills him and he becomes Shadow Freddy.
  • Sanity Slippage: Springtrap has his moments in the afterlife, and when he was alive, it's confirmed that his time on the night shift was definitely detrimental to his sanity.
    • This happens to anyone who sticks around in the real world beyond their time. In Springtrap's words, 'turns out being undead makes you really pissed off'. It's why all the haunted animatronics in Fazbear's want to kill people, despite the possessing souls not having been like that in life.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The Fright Guard is never seen and only figures into the first page, but it's his action of burning Fazbear's Fright to the ground that allowed Springtrap to finally enter his afterlife and begin the comic proper.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Flashbacks to Dante's life show that he was well aware of how dangerous the Springlock suits were — Spring Bonnie took a chunk out of his leg at one point. And yet, he still put on the suit in basically the most dangerous possible conditions (Spring Bonnie was old and decrepit, and wet from the roof leaking), and promptly suffers the consequences.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Dante wasn’t always a psychotic murderer, and actually seemed like an okay guy before his time of the night shift drove him around the bend.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Dante's murders were an attempt to appease Golden Freddy and stop him from killing Dante or anyone else. Once he became Springtrap, however, he just became a rage-filled monster trying to kill anyone he found.
  • Weapon of Choice: Springtrap and axes.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Guess who.

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