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YMMV / Five Nights at Candy's 3

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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Is RAT's actor a Woobie (Drowning His Sorrows over a tragic event), or just a Jerkass (simply an alcoholic Depraved Kids' Show Host)? Or is he both?
    • In Night 4's cutscene, you can talk to a little boy standing in front of the staffroom who will tell you he could hear someone crying on the other side a moment ago. Who is crying and why is never elaborated on in the game proper, interacting with the door just gives the usual dialogue.
    • What Vinnie meant by RAT being "unstable", especially since the game takes place in the early 1960's, and what it means for his actions, which definitely puts his actions in a more sympathetic light if he was suffering from an untreated mental illness or anger issues that resulted in reckless behavior.
    • Why did the CAT put the children on the conveyor belt? We know in life he was a reasonable authority figure, and when simply depositing the kids on the conveyor belt doesn't match with his usual method-mauling Marylin directly. Did he think the distressed kids were "broken" and was gone enough to think the belt would fix them?
  • Base-Breaking Character: The RAT is an undeniably flawed individual, but the divide comes to whether or not those flaws meant he would actually have done real harm to Mary given the chance.
  • Awesome Music: The main menu theme is a nice, if not menacing beat, suiting the finality of the game. There's also the Dreamscape, which has this depressing tune, which suits Mary's traumatized state quite well. Then there's a quieter version that plays when you're in the Deepscape.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Sure, Vinnie's puppeteer accidentally caused Rat's suit actor's death by pushing him in self-defense, but when Cat's suit actor goes to phone the police on what happened, Vinnie's puppeteer could have potentially been alright given that it was self-defense, but what does he do? He strangles Cat's suit actor to death to cover up his tracks like a dirty coward, leaving him with a body count of two that ultimately leads to the tragedies in the other games. Worst of all, supposedly in spirit form, he blames Mary for all of it! As her psychiatrist said, "He did those things because of himself."
  • The Woobie: Poor poor Mary, having to witness a fight between the puppeteer and the Rat's actor leading to the latter's death and then the Cat's actor being strangled to death so he wouldn't tell what happened, all behind a closet, has got to be really traumatizing for her age. And then supposedly, Vinnie's spirit blames her for it.
    • The CAT, too. His suit actor understood that Vinnie's puppeteer didn't mean to kill RAT's actor, but simply wished to tell the truth about the crime, not just cover it up. When he goes to do just that, Vinnie's puppeteer simply strangles him to death. While RAT died due to his act of violence, CAT was killed for doing the right thing, and now, he's just a vengeful, confused spirit inside of the CAT animatronic.