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  • Crosses the Line Twice:
  • Demonic Spiders:
    • Funtime Foxy, and to a lesser extent, Toy Freddy, Foxy and Rockstar Bonnie. During attempts at 40/20 to 50/20, streamers found out multiple Easy Level Tricks, one of which is the plushie trick wherein leaving the camera on CAM 2 stopped Baby, Nightmare Bonnie and Nightmare Mangle, fellow That One Bosses, completely. The catch, however, is that you have to leave the camera on CAM 2 without switching cameras, as doing so immediately triggers the plush animatronics to attack you. Enter Funtime Foxy and Co., whose mechanics required switching cameras in order to stop them. While Toy Freddy and Foxy can be sufficiently ignored given enough luck, you have to switch to Funtime Foxy during his showtime, and you have to find Rockstar Bonnie's guitar. The only real saving grace here is that there's a few seconds where you can switch cameras while the plushies switch and prepare to attack, allowing you to stop the other animatronics. There's also the Death Coin, which can be used on one of said "monitor" animatronics. More info can be found here.
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    • Among the animatronics that can't be death coined, none are as bad as Nightmarionne and Nightmare BB.
      • Nightmarionne's mechanic is that he appears slowly over your cursor, and then fades in if you continue to hover over him. Due to how big his mug is and how quickly he fades in, it's very difficult to manage him, and he can sometimes kill you in one second. And if he's covering an important button, like Rockstar Freddy's payment button, or anywhere you need to shine your flashlight on, he can easily get you killed without even killing you himself. Doesn't help that he fades out much slower than he fades in. While he's somewhat easy to manage for expert players, there's rarely a 50/20 run where he doesn't end up being a major nuisance.
      • Nightmare BB's mechanic sounds simple, yet he manages to be a real problem. If you lower the cameras and he's standing, flash him with your flashlight to get him to sit down. Sounds easy, but when characters like Trash and the Gang, Helpy, and if you're unlucky with Dee Dee, the Minireenas, block your view, it can be hard to notice whenever his relatively small figure is standing up. But that's not the worst part. If he's sitting down and you flash your light on him for even a split second, he'll kill you. Trying to flash away the Freddles or Phantom Freddy and your mouse slips a bit to the right? Get ready to count his teeth. Even Nightmare BB knows how much of a bastard he is to deal with:
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Mr. Hippo has certainly spiked in popularity with his kill screens and monologues. To a lesser extent, all of the Mediocre Melodies have gained newfound popularity for their personalities given via their death quotes. Plenty of fanart shows up on the FNAF subreddit. The two biggest examples are Orville, due to his appearances in Mr. Hippo's stories, and Pigpatch, due to his banjo solos in his death quotes.
  • Even Better Sequel: Uses pretty much all the mechanics of the FNAF series, throws in some new ones, is completely challenging to boot, and likewise funny as heck. General consensus is that it's a wonderful culmination of everything fans love about the series.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The anime-inspired incarnations of Foxy and Toy Chica from the intermission cutscenes parody the trope. The former, despite being quite formidable in appearance, largely punishes his enemy through relatively tame punishments, while bragging about himself. And the latter is a blatant Yandere who uses increasingly flimsy justifications for her infatuations and actions. And in a meta sense, the two symbolize the arrogant, predatory nature of William Afton, another character who's received the Evil Is Sexy treatment from fans.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Fredbear being a Palette Swap of FNaF1 Freddy makes perfect sense when you think about it. Not only is it a great Book End, but the pizzeria in 1 is said to have a low budget (limited power, Gonky animatronics, etc.); so Fazbear Ent. decided to take their tech a few steps backwards by simply just using what they had in the beginning.
  • Goddamned Bats:
    • Nightmarionne slowly fades in while your cursor is on him, and if you don't move it quickly enough, it's Game Over for you. He's not terribly hard to deal with and will rarely get the drop on someone who's paying attention, but he's still a constant annoyance that needs to be dealt with throughout the night, and when you're first getting the hang of things or if your attention slips, he can easily end up killing you. If you're really unlucky, Nightmarionne can spawn right on top of your cursor at the very start of the night and end your run in less than a second, as Scott himself found out while playtesting the game. Twice.
      Scott: (after his fourth death by Nightmarionne) Nightmarionne seems to be a real problem.
    • Of all of the animatronics with luck-based mechanics, Toy Freddy is unanimously considered to be the hardest of them all. You have to play Five Nights at Mr. Hugs for him by shutting the door where Mr. Hugs shows up to keep him at bay. However, there is no way to tell if Mr. Hugs has moved to another location, so Toy Freddy can be vulnerable to being jumpscared by Mr. Hugs anytime without your knowledge, and he'll end your night as soon as he does. Due to Toy Freddy's unpredictability, strategy guides tell that the only way you can defend yourself against Toy Freddy is to have luck on your side. If only Winds of Destiny, Change were a thing...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: On April Fools Day, Foxy's (fake) mechanic was to help you out when things were looking dire, referencing the theory of Foxy being a good guy. Come later, and Rockstar Foxy gets a similar mechanic (though he's not entirely good in this case).
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Since the character roster debuted, people have taken it upon themselves to create their own versions with different characters, ranging from actual past characters like Shadow Freddy and Spring Bonnie who aren't confirmed for the roster, to characters from various fangames, to Joke Characters like the fan.
    • Hell, a lot of the animatronics' mechanics are this as well. Good examples include Toy Freddy and most of the Chicas.
    • EVERYONE IS HERE!explanation 
    • Rockstar Freddy gained a memetic status with his Catchphrase "Please deposit five coins" and his love for Faz-Coins being interpreted as a Money Fetish. Rockstar Freddy's voice actor Kai Skrotzki enjoys Rockstar Freddy's memetic status, even nodding to it on his Reddit AMA, Twitter and his interview with Dawko on the FNAF Show.
    • Dee Dee's "Uh-oh! How unfortunate!" song that foreshadows her appearance has become this to a certain extent.
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • Beating your high score earns you a rather cathartic jingle.
    • The industrial fan-like noise in the Old Man Consequences easter egg is weirdly calming if you know Old Man Consequences is actually a rather nice guy and isn't out to hurt you at all. And if you've had it up to here with William Afton's shenanigans throughout the series, speeding the sound up gives you audio of him screaming in pain and terror for help that will never come to him. This one also counts as a Catharsis Factor.
    • If you're the kind of person who relishes in the more random aspects of the game, Dee Dee coming in to give you something new to play with can be this.
    • There's something strangely cathartic about using a death coin and hearing the "thunk!" sound play. It's gratifying to be rid of a particularly annoying threat for the rest of the night, especially coming from your own hand.
    • Summoning Rockstar Foxy and hearing his friendly voice, especially if he offers something that can win you the game, such as a soundproofing. That is, unless you hear "Ya win some, ya lose some", which can invoke the opposite reaction.
    • If you're a part of the fandom who believes in the theory that this is William's personal hell, the animatronics chewing you out for the player character's actions turns from annoying straight to this.
  • Nightmare Retardant:
    • The sheer clusterfuck that can become a run when most if not all the animatronics are turned on can be hard to take seriously due to how crazy it can get.
    • Golden Freddy's jumpscare is a mixture between his FNaF1 jumpscare and his FNaF2 jumpscare. Sounds terrifying? Not really. It feels like how it is: a still PNG of Golden Freddy's head with the FNaF2 jumpscare noise accompanying it. It barely even feels like a jumpscare, which is rather funny considering this is the very animatronic who set up this whole nightmare against the poor security guard.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Oh, what's that? You wanted to have an easy night with only a few animatronics on a low difficulty setting? Well, sucks to be you, because Dee Dee can just burst in at any time and introduce a completely random new animatronic into the mix, whom you likely won't know the identity or location of until it's too late. A fun feature indeed. On top of that, she may enable extra animatronics that aren't normally selectable, with no description on how they work, and may rarely (and on 50/20, will always) become a black and white glitchy mess called "Xor" in the files that summons multiple animatronics. Oh, and using the Death Coin against her doesn't work. Only the randomly-obtained and consumable Dee Dee Repel will keep her away. Unfortunately, this doesn't help you out in the challenges, since you can't even use items in them.
  • Special Effect Failure: While a lot of the jumpscares are more fluent than ever before, most of them just pop out of nowhere instantly right in front of you instead of moving in from offscreen. Some jumpscares don't even really move and are just rumbling still images (Ennard, Marionette, Withered Bonnie, Music Man, Phantom Mangle, Nightmare Mangle, Nightmarionne), and some others don't even move at all (Withered Golden Freddy, Phantom Balloon Boy, Phantom Freddy). Also, Minireenas are just a blurry still image plastered over your screen, which is in sharp contrast to the crispy-looking Sister Location version that had their heads shake whenever they giggled.
  • Unexpected Character:
    • While some were expected, and others were included on demand, no one saw Phone Guy being included coming at all.
    • Some people were also rather surprised that Jack-O-Chica made the cut rather than Nightmare Chica. Though the latter does appear as a hidden animatronic.
    • No one even considered the idea that Old Man Consequences would get in, considering FNAF World is a bit of an Old Shame to Scott.
    • Dee Dee, of all characters, being added in as the 51st character.


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