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Hello!
One of Balloon Boy's few spoken words, Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Balloon Boy, abbreviated to BB, is a humanoid animatronic and an antagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, making his first appearance in Five Nights at Freddy's 2.

Physical Appearance

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S Graphic designed animatronic child wearing blue pants, red and blue vertical stripped shirt, and brown shoes; holding yellow and red striped balloon, and "Balloons!" sign.
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Balloon Boy is a human-like animatronic with a round body, peach-colored skin, large blue eyes, an orange triangular nose, red-brown hair, and a toothy grin. Like the other new animatronics, he has blushed cheeks, which are colored rosy red.

He wears a red and blue vertically striped shirt with two black buttons down the middle. The propeller cap he wears also bears the same pattern. He wears blue pants and simple, brown shoes. His arms are stubby and thin with fingerless, round hands. In his right hand, he holds a large, red and yellow striped balloon, and in his left hand, he holds a rectangular sign that reads "Balloons!".

Personality

Suggested by the few utterances by Balloon Boy throughout the course of the franchise, he seems to be a shy sort of character, looking cheerful judging by his laughter. One of the game over screens in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted describes him as something of a prankster.

Appearances

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

BB is completely inactive on Night 1, as he does not become active until Night 2. He starts in the Game Area and will eventually come to the Office via the Left Air Vent. With each of his movements, the player can hear him saying "Hello," "Hi," or simply giggling. BB will not show up on any cameras except the Game Area and the Left Air Vent, keeping his path of approach hidden.

Balloon Boy (other than some of the easter eggs like Shadow Freddy) is the only animatronic in the game that will not kill the night guard, but rather he will make an annoyance of himself by disabling the Flashlight and Air Vent Lights all while a sound loop of him laughing will play until the player is killed or gets to 6am. If this occurs, the player is especially vulnerable to Withered Foxy's attack, as he can no longer be stunned with the now disabled Flashlight. To prevent Balloon Boy from fully entering the office, the player must put the Freddy Fazbear Head on while BB is in the Left Air Vent, and wait for the sound cue that he has exited the vent. However, the player should be advised that the noise heard may possibly be another animatronic entering or exiting the Office or vents. Once BB has left the vent, he will return to the Game Area, and his cycle will repeat. If the player instead pulls up the monitor while BB is still in the vent, he will enter the Office. Balloon Boy will remain in the Office for the rest of the night, rendering it nearly impossible to beat unless it is close enough to 6 AM or Foxy's AI is set to 0 on the Custom Night.

From the Custom Night, night modes where BB is active are listed as follows:

  • New & Shiny
  • Night of Misfits
  • Freddy's Circus
  • Cupcake Challenge
  • Fazbear Fever
  • Golden Freddy

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

While Balloon Boy himself does not appear in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, Phantom BB is one of the antagonists in that game. However, Phantom BB is only a hallucination and not BB himself.

The real BB's disembodied, deactivated head appears in the trash can along with the remains of the other toy animatronics. The head's appearance does not affect gameplay and is only there for aesthetic purposes.

The audio system players use to ward away Springtrap is actually BB's voice box, which is the biggest role BB plays besides his head and minigame appearance. Drawings of BB can also be seen on CAM 03 and CAM 08.

BB's most important appearance is in the minigame "BB's Air Adventure". The player can access this minigame at any time on any night, by going to CAM 08 and double-clicking the drawing of BB on the wall.

In this minigame, the player (playing as BB) must collect eight red balloons scattered throughout a map. Seven can be collected by simply walking to the right, and upon doing this, an exit door will appear. Touching said door will end the minigame, or the player can continue the minigame, as instructed below.

Once the first seven balloons are collected, the player can jump out of an invisible exit at the top left corner of the room. Once the player does this, they will fall to a black-and-white area, until they hit the ground, in which case they can proceed to the right to discover another "room" with a color-changing balloon. The player must touch this balloon to end the minigame.

Once the player acquires the birthday cake from the minigame Mangle's Quest on Night 2, they must return to BB's Air Adventure. They must collect the seven balloons again, jump through the invisible hole again, land on the red balloon platforms, and walk over to a seemingly-deceased child. Approaching the child will cause a large cake to appear. The child will stop crying, look up at BB, and the minigame will abruptly end. This unlocks one of the children in the Happiest Day minigame.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Although Balloon Boy doesn't make any appearances at all in Five Nights at Freddy's 4, his nightmarish counterpart, Nightmare Balloon Boy, does play a significant role for the Halloween Edition in the "Fun with Balloon Boy" minigame. It is noted that BB's all lines are reused for Nightmare Balloon Boy, only low-pitched.

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator

BB in his FNaF World self appears in few minigames such as "Gravity Vortex", "Lemonade Clown" and "Fruit Punch Clown".

Ultimate Custom Night

Balloon Boy returns in Ultimate Custom Night as one of the many selectable characters.

Unlike other animatronics in the vents, BB will try to sneak in through the side vent. The player needs to close the side vent and wait until they hear a thud indicating he is gone. If BB slips in, he will disable their flashlight. After about 10 seconds, he will disappear, allowing the player to once again use the flashlight. The challenges in which BB is present are as follows:

  • Pay Attention 1
  • Pay Attention 2
  • Old Friends
  • Chaos 3

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

BB returns in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted, in the FNAF 2 levels. His behavior remains the same, when he's in the vent, the player must put on the Freddy Fazbear Mask to ward him off or else he will enter the Office and disable the lights, leaving the player vulnerable to Foxy.

He also appears in the Curse of Dreadbear DLC, as one of the animatronics in the Trick or Treat level.

Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

BalloonBoyJumpcare

Balloon Boy attacking the player, animated.

BB returns in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery. Like all other animatronics in this game, Balloon Boy is hostile, will directly attack the player with a jumpscare, unlike his previous incarnations. He will start by making his original quotes, like "Hi" and "Hello", as well as his laugh. Balloon Boy is harder than some of the other animatronics because he does not make clinking sounds when walking around. To tell where BB is, he makes sounds similar to blowing a balloon, and while rushing the player the sound of the balloon deflating can be heard. The player must look down to be able to spot Balloon Boy as he is shorter than all the other animatronics and thus, will only be spotted when looking down.

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Gameplay

Brightened

Miscellaneous

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Minigames

Miscellaneous

Ultimate Custom Night

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Gallery Menu

Models and Animations

Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

Miscellaneous

Merchandise

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Dialogue

Audio Dialogue Description
Echo1
"Hi!" Balloon Boy when idle.
Echo3b
"Hello!" Balloon Boy when idle.

Sounds

Audio Description
Echo4b
Balloon Boy laughing while in the Office.

Ultimate Custom Night

Audio Description
Echo4b
Balloon Boy laughing when entering the Office.
Pop-UCN
Balloon Boy vanishing.

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Dialogue

Audio Dialogue Description
Echo3b
"Hello!" Balloon Boy when idle.
Echo1
"Hi!" Balloon Boy when idle.

Sounds

Audio Description
Echo4b
Balloon Boy laughing when entering the Office.

Five Nights At Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

Sounds

Audio Description
TheWarningSign
Warning: Loud!
BalloonBoyJumpscare
The sound Balloon Boy emits when attacking the player.
BalloonBoyHaywire
Balloon Boy's audio for when he is haywiring.

General

  • BB is the first animatronic in the series who speaks in full words, with a non-distorted human voice.
    • All BB's original sound files without the echo effect are taken from SoundDogs.[2][3][4]
  • In his first debut in the second game, BB is the first animatronic in the series who doesn't directly attack or jumpscare the protagonist. However, he is finally capable to attack in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery.

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

  • When he is in the Left Air Vent, the balloon and sign he holds disappear. He appears to somehow retrieve them when he comes into the Office.
  • BB is one out of the two animatronics introduced in the second game whose eyes never change to glossy-black, with the other being Toy Bonnie.
    • However, there is a rare chance that upon death, Toy Bonnie's eyeless screen is seen, making BB the only new animatronic to bear their real eyes all the time.
    • Furthermore, if one takes in account the similar eyeless screens of Withered Freddy and Withered Foxy in the same game as well as the Night 3 cutscene, in which Withered Bonnie and Withered Chica appear to have no eyes, BB is the only one of all the antagonists to always have intact, human-like eyeballs.
    • In fact, no part of BB's endoskeleton is ever seen.
  • It is possible that BB's constant giggling and talking lures the newer animatronics into the Office since Phone Guy mentions that they are attracted by noises and move toward where the people are.
  • BB is the only animatronic that doesn't appear anywhere in the Death Minigames.
  • BB is one of four animatronics who do not appear in the hallway before entering the Office, with the others being Toy Bonnie, the Puppet, and Withered Chica.
  • BB, Withered Freddy, Toy Freddy, and Withered Foxy are the only animatronics to return to their starting locations during the night.
  • BB's figurine (obtained by beating Night 7's Night of Misfits preset) shows him with a round, red nose that reaches his eyes, instead of his small, triangular nose.
  • BB is one of only two animatronics to be featured as an unlockable figurine (as opposed to a plushie) that is awarded to the player after completing a specific Custom Night preset. The other being Toy Bonnie.
  • When BB is in the Office, while Withered Bonnie, Withered Chica, Toy Freddy, or Withered Freddy is in the Office at the same time, he cannot be seen. However, his laugh can be heard.
    • Golden Freddy and BB can be seen in the Office together on rare occasions.
  • Similar to the toy animatronics, BB was scrapped at the end of Night 6 due to possible malfunctioning.
  • BB is the only animatronic not mentioned by Phone Guy.
  • Some members of the community have compared Balloon Boy to the Villager from the Animal Crossing series, specifically his Super Smash Bros. incarnation. Both have a similar appearance (small, large round head with triangular nose, stubby arms with spherical hands) and both attack in a more indirect way, compared to the other characters, that includes the usage of balloons.
  • His laugh is sometimes audible when he isn't moving.
  • It is unknown how BB actually causes problems with the lights.
  • BB and Toy Freddy are the only two animatronics who only appear in one camera feed in the trail from their starting position to the Office, being the Left Air Vent and Game Area, respectively.
  • BB can leave the Game Area and the Left Air Vent without causing a static error.
    • The same is also true for Foxy.
  • BB is one of five animatronics to not be seen in a party room, the others being Toy Freddy, Withered Foxy, the Puppet, and Golden Freddy.
  • BB is one of shortest animatronics from the entire series. Others being Plushtrap, the Freddles, Bidybab, Electrobab, Minireena and her second counterpart, Bon-Bon, Bonnet, and JJ.
  • When Toy Bonnie enters the Office, BB appears to momentarily disappear and reappear after he leaves.

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

  • From the "BB's Air Adventure" minigame, there are three silhouetted BBs streaming with grey tears. If the sprite was brightened and saturated two times, it appears to be brilliant blue in color while the tears are white. This is also true for Shadow Bonnie (from the end-of-night minigame after completing Night 4), a Puppet-resembled figure (from "Mangle's Quest" minigame), and dark-looking cupcakes (from "Chica's Party" minigame and the end-of-night minigame after completing Night 2).
  • It is unknown if the BB you control in the minigame is the real BB or just a manifestation of the player. The same is true for all of the minigame characters the player controls.

Ultimate Custom Night

  • Unlike Five Nights at Freddy's 2, BB stands on the right side of the office, rather than the left, when he enters. He's also posed in a different way.
    • This also applies to the vents as he comes from the right vent.
  • JJ received the same mechanic as him, although JJ's mechanic is different, as she received disabling door controls.
  • BB has the same bug as he did in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, where his two buttons appear in a different color rather than black.
    • The result could be reflecting by the light.

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

  • BB can now be seen with his balloon and sign when in the vent. He also can be seen running through the office to the hallway when the player wards him off with the Freddy mask.
  • BB’s eyelids appear purple, but all other appearances of him have tan eyelids.
  • BB was initially legitimately going to get a jumpscare, however this was scrapped.
    • Eventually, he gets his jumpscare in Five Night's at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery.

Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

  • BB is one of three characters to receive a jumpscare after lacking one in previous appearances. The other two are Endo-01 and RWQFSFASXC.
  • One of BB's dialogues while roaming outside the player's location is when he asks the player to help him "become a real boy". This is a referrence to Pinocchio, a living puppet who wishes to become a real boy.
  • BB's previously unused haywire sound is officially added on July 23, 2020.
  • Unlike the other toy animatronics, BB is not required with the Freddy Fazbear Head.

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

  • When BB is seen in cameras and the Left Air Vent blind spot, he has black buttons; however, in the Office he has white buttons. This may be because of the lighting though it is most likely an error.
    • His figurine, unlocked by beating the Night of Misfits preset, also has black buttons.
  • BB's hand clips through his sleeve while he is in the Left Air Vent's blind spot.
    • His hip also clips into the floor while he is in the Left Air Vent's blind spot.

References

Core Series Characters
Animatronics
Standard Animatronics
Classics
Bonnie (ClassicWithered)Chica (ClassicWithered)Foxy (ClassicWithered)Freddy Fazbear (ClassicWithered)
Mediocre Melodies
Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Toys
Balloon BoyJJMangleToy BonnieToy ChicaToy FreddyThe Puppet
Funtimes
BalloraBidybabBonnetBaby (CircusScrap)ElectrobabFuntime ChicaFuntime Freddy / Bon-BonFuntime FoxyLolbitMinireena
Rockstars
LeftyRockstar BonnieRockstar ChicaRockstar FoxyRockstar Freddy
Glamrocks
Glamrock ChicaGlamrock FreddyMontgomery GatorRoxanne Wolf
Springlock Hybrids
FredbearSpring Bonnie
Endoskeletons
Endo-01Endo-02EnnardMolten FreddyYenndo
Others
Dee DeeEl ChipMoon AnimatronicMusic Man
Supernatural Animatronics
Phantoms
Phantom BBPhantom ChicaPhantom FoxyPhantom FreddyPhantom ManglePhantom Puppet
Nightmares
NightmareNightmare Balloon BoyNightmare BonnieNightmare ChicaNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmare MangleNightmarionnePlushtrapDreadbearGrimm FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Shadows
RWQFSFASXCShadow Freddy
Animatronic Skins
Arcade AnimatronicsCircus AnimatronicsHeatwave AnimatronicsHoliday AnimatronicsWasteland Animatronics
Others
Blacklight AnimatronicsGolden FreddyWilliam Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
Lists
AnimatronicsMinor AnimatronicsScrapped AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery Catalog
Robotics
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Non-Animatronic
Robots
Candy CadetCoffeeEgg BabySecurity Puppet
Humans
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Girl (SB)Security Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
HenryPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechniciansVanny
Miscellaneous
Re-animated Objects
PlushBabyTrash and the Gang
Others
GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man Consequences

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