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  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • William Afton, the Big Bad himself. Did he genuinely love his daughter, Elizabeth, as the previous game implied, or was it all just a facade in order to mold her as his heir to murdering children?
    • The secret graveyard screen launched two variations of one theory; that the protagonists of games 1 to 3 were either Mike Afton or The Cassette Man. Both had a reason to be in these locations, both know how to tamper with the animatronics, and they were using fake names taken from the dead kids to get re-hired again and again. (Although the fact that one of them is a walking corpse and the other is the founder of the pizzeria chain would make this harder for them.)
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    • Circus Baby/Scrap Baby/Elizabeth, was she really the Token Good Teammate of Sister Location and was somehow corrupted by Ennard? Or was she really Evil All Along and was just "pretending" to be good in Sister Location?
  • Author's Saving Throw: After Sister Location implied that Springtrap was actually Michael Afton instead of Purple Guy / William Afton (thus nullifying one of the best-received plot points in the series), many fans were pretty unhappy. However, this game Josses that; Springtrap still is Purple/William.note 
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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The opening scene with Scrap Baby being evaluated ends without payoff; she later appears as the third animatronic to be salvaged (with different audio cues and actions), as if the entire previous scene never happened.
  • Catharsis Factor: Seeing William Afton finally get what's coming to him and sent to Hell after all the horrible things he's done is immensely satisfying, as is Cassette Man's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to him.
  • Continuity Lock-Out:
    • The game's Good Ending will make absolutely no sense to anyone who hasn't played most of the other games (especially 3 and Sister Location) and read the books. Even then, some of the lore is pretty buried in the games.
    • Didn't keep up with the source code on both and prior to release? Then you'll probably get confused over why Baby is now a separate entity from Molten Freddy/Ennard, as nothing in-game explains it.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • The ball pit minigame. If you miss the target note , Helpy still jumps, only to hit the floor with a Sickening "Crunch!" and remain motionless on the ground for a few seconds while the music stops playing. Congratulations, you just brutally murdered an adorable bear doll.
    • Some of the lawsuits you can get are downright ridiculous, such as a child who supposedly went into a coma and woke up "essentially lobotomized" all because... she saw an animatronic's head fall off. Even the justified claims can be darkly humorous because of how stupidly dangerous you've made your children's restaurant.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Helpy, the adorable little animatronic bear who helps the player while they're managing the Pizzeria. Fans find him absolutely cute and sweet, it also helps that he's one of the few animatronics that doesn't hurt or hinder the player in any way.
    • Cassette Man gained many fans for his Greater-Scope Paragon status, and his Dying Moment of Awesome in the True Ending.
  • Epileptic Trees: If the repaired animatronics are indeed the Nightmares, there's even more evidence towards the "Nightmares are Twisted animatronics" theory. note 
  • Fan Nickname: For Springtrap/William Afton's redesign, "Scraptrap" or "Springscrap", much like Scrap Baby's alias. Ascended Fanon in that the former name got picked up by Scott himself during the Ultimate Custom Night's development.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Now that everyone knows that this game is FNAF 6, if Scott wants to keep up the facade of Pizzeria Simulator being a mere spin-off, he needs to actually cancel the "real" FNAF 6.
    • One of the fan nicknames for Springtrap in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 was "Salvage". Guess which part of the game Springtrap shows up in this time....
    • In Five Nights at Fuckboy's 3, the Bonus Boss revealed that Fazbear Entertainment was creating "budget buddies" — basically low-budget animatronics, such as a bare endoskeleton. Come this game, and with characters such as "Pan Stan" and "No. 1 Crate", it seems that Fazbear Entertainment really is that lazy.
    • Since it appears that this game takes place during the opening hours, it really is your day shift at Freddy's. It even has its own Orange Man in one particular minigame.
    • One of the purchasable animatronics, El Chip, is a blatant call back to Scott’s previous game “Chipper and Sons Lumber Co.”, whose characters were accused of looking like creepy animatronics by critics.
  • It Was His Sled: Scott trolled the fanbase once again. This game is FNAF 6.
  • Moe: Helpy is just really cute. It helps that he's the only unambiguously good incarnation of Freddy, not counting Custom Night where he seems to have pulled a Face–Heel Turn.note 
  • Mood Whiplash: The first fifteen minutes of the game (especially those that don't know it is the sixth one) may leave people needing a neck brace. It goes from a rather simple 8-bit game similar to Scott's troll games to surreal glitches to a suspenseful staredown with Scrap Baby to the humorously silly main game to a more traditional FNAF night cycle.
  • Narm: While the 'fun, fun, fun, fun, fun' content warning screen is frightening to some people, this scare is turned into utter hilarity if you are acquainted with the You On Kazoo video.
    • Some may also see Springtrap's image in the Golden Ending as this, considering that the image makes his head look positively gigantic compared to the rest of his body.
  • Play the Game, Skip the Story: Surprisingly, there are some people who are more interested in the restaurant simulation and minigames than the actual FNaF parts.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Springtrap's redesign is divisive. The largest point of contention are the changes made to his human body, which is no longer red nor rotting, has a yellowish color (possibly due to the lighting), and a row of animatronic teeth. It gets a bit better if you believe the "skin" to be bare bone. The suit's head is also considered to look too different. Though it is justified by the fact Springtrap went through a fire at Fazbear's Fright and then scavenged pieces of other animatronics to try to fix himself, most notably parts of Fredbear/Golden Freddy.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Several of the new animal animatronics, and Springtrap's redesign. The latter looks way, way too humanoid.
    • The man who might be Purple Guy. Not only does the aesthetic make him look like The Joker, his smiles are rather blatantly fake.
    • Music Man, oh so much.
  • Unexpected Character: Woo boy, where to start... Not only does the game introduce us to several new animal animatronics, people were not expecting to see the (their possible basis anyway) Nightmare Animatronics from 4 in pristine condition. The Puppet's return had been expected by some... but no one expected her to be wearing another suit over her puppet form.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Many feel that Springtrap's redesign is rather unnecessary, to the point where many didn't realize he was Springtrap, confusing him for a new character or even Golden Freddy. It's established that every animatronic has modified themselves with parts from others, but due to his entire head being different, this design isn't as well liked. His rather huge forehead has caused many fans to compare him to a bald Jimmy Neutron.
  • What an Idiot!: William Afton. He outright states that the Pizzeria is a lie although it's not clear how much he knew about Cassette Man's plan, if he knew anything at all and he still walks in regardless! Sanity Has Advantages is in full effect here.


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