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YMMV / Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes

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  • Complete Monster: In this book and both the sequels, William Afton, aka Dave Miller, was the co-founder of both Fredbear's Family Diner and Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Unable to deal with the stress in his life, he turned to the life of a Serial Killer to relieve it. Starting off by murdering the child of his business partner Henry, Afton later lured five kids backstage, killed them, and stuffed their bodies inside the animatronics, causing them to become possessed by their spirits. Later, while working as a security guard at a mall, he notices an android based off Henry's daughter Charlotte along with her six friends, and decides to try and kill them For the Evulz. He kidnaps Charlotte's friend Carlton and places him in a springlock suit, gleefully telling him that if he makes one wrong move, the suit will slowly crush him to death and his spirit will be unable to pass on. He later kills an officer and takes Charlotte hostage when the group tries to escape. Returning as Springtrap, Afton sends out animatronics to kill Charlotte and her friends out of revenge for causing his death. It's also revealed that he reduced the animatronics to their endoskeletons and mashed them together, keeping all of the souls in excruciating agony.
  • Contested Sequel: Fans are divided over how they react to the novel - some loathe it due to all of the changes made to the storyline and what some perceive as a hard-to-understand story due to contradictions running amok, while others are okay with it as a non-canon story held on its own merits.
  • Funny Moments: The book was originally meant to be published on December 22nd. However, it ended up getting released several days early. It turns out that Amazon was able to get it published far faster than expected. So basically, even when Scott is trying to be on schedule, the entire universe seems dead set on getting his works out before their scheduled releases.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Carlton's dad comes to the rescue on realizing that his son has been missing for a day, his friends say he was kidnapped, and his own wife tells him off for thinking Carlton would play a prank at the place where his best friend died. As soon as he sees Carlton, walking off a head injury while semi-conscious, Carlton's dad pulls him into a Bear Hug as an apology for not coming sooner and helps him walk.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The heroine Charlie who lost both her little brother and a childhood friend to the Purple Guy, her mother left the family, and then her father committed suicide.
    • Furthermore, the reason that the group came to Hurricane again was because it was the anniversary of their friend Michael Brooks murder, and his parents had made a scholarship in honor of him on that day. Carlton, Michael’s best friend, delivers a speech about Michael. The whole tone of the affair, how each character describes how they feel about it, and about Michael himself, really just hammers in how terrible the murders were, and how much of a monster Dave/The Purple Guy really is. The fact Michael is the child who possessed Golden Freddy/Fredbear doesn't help.
      “I don’t remember as much about Michael as I should,” he(Carlton)said finally. “Too much of those years is a blur; I know we met when we were still in diapers, but I don’t remember that, thankfully.” There was a soft titter through the crowd. “I do know that as far back as I have memories, Michael is in them. I remember playing superheroes; drawing, which he was much better at than me; and as we got older I remember … well, playing superheroes and drawing. What I really remember, though, is that my days were always more exciting when he was in them. He was smarter than me; he was the one always coming up with new ideas, new ways to get in trouble. Sorry about those lamps, by the way, Mrs. Brooks. If I had jumped the way Michael said, I probably would only have broken one.”
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The story seemed to be building to a reveal that the silver-eyed endoskeleton that looked like it was twitching and writhing in pain before the missing children incidents - the very same endoskeleton that ended up as Foxy - was possessed by the spirit of the first murdered child, Sammy. Ultimately, the significance of that particular endoskeleton went nowhere.