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Freddy Fazbear is the title antagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, who later appears as multiple variations in the succeeding games, and is the mascot of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. He is an animatronic bear who, like most of the animatronics in the games, is left in a "free-roaming mode" at night, during which he wanders around Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, along with the other animatronics, until 6 AM, to prevent their servos from locking up.
Like the other animatronics, Freddy Fazbear will try to forcefully stuff any human he sees after hours into an animatronic suit, resulting in the death of the person in question. Secretly Freddy and the other animatronics are haunted by children murdered by a man named William Afton.
“A light brown animatronic bear; wears a black bow tie and black top hat; carries a microphone in his right hand that we're sure he'd find a creative way to kill you with. Enhancing his face shows a handprint across his right eye, and another dark mark (possibly a handprint) along the lower left side of his jaw.”
Freddy is a brown animatronic bear with a light shade of brown on both his stomach and puffy muzzle. On stage, he wears a black top hat, black bow tie with a neck strap, and wields a microphone with his right hand. He has thick black eyebrows, three-toed feet, and three blackish freckles on both sides of his muzzle. From his palms and underneath his fingers he has what appears to be paw-like prints. His round ears are articulated and are thus able to move backwards and forward (similar to the ears of several other animatronics). Freddy sports squarish, human-like teeth from his lower jaw, and, like most of the animatronics at the pizzeria (except for Foxy), has no visible teeth on his upper jaw. His fur color, in Help Wanted, is more desaturated while the texture is more matted and scratchy, but has a more reflective shiny suit in Special Delivery as if made of different material.
He has human handprints on the right side of his face and chin from the left (see picture above left), though they are difficult to locate. His irises are normally of a light, baby blue color, although, presumably for paranormal reasons, they become glossy-black when he is commonly seen on-camera and in one of his jumpscares, rather than his normal costume eyes. The only exceptions with him and his costume eyes are, in the group stare onstage, when he is coming down the East Hall, and when he is in the doorway when the power runs out. He and Foxy are the only two animatronics whose pupils glow white in the dark.
As Withered Freddy, he is the older, withered incarnation first making an appearance in Five Nights at Freddy's 2 as the titular antagonist, as well as making a cameo appearance in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator and later returned in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted as an antagonist. He, along with the four other older animatronics have all fallen into severe disrepair and he is replaced by his newer counterpart for the "improved" Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, Toy Freddy. It is explained that he has gone through an attempted retrofit, but was left unfinished after the management chose to make Toy Freddy (much like the other original animatronics being replaced by their respective counterparts). Out of all of the original animatronics, Withered Freddy seems to be the least damaged, with only a few tears through his body. This version of Freddy is later retrofitted and redesigned into the classic Freddy for the events of the first game.
Withered Freddy's overall appearance is unchanged, but small differences are visible - mainly the buttons added to his chest, and a more visible stitching on the underside of his arms. Most notably, however, is the damage on his arms similar to that of Foxy's, showing parts of his endoskeleton. He also seems to be lacking kneecaps. Additionally, both of his knees are damaged; with visible wires poking out of his left knee. His body segment is also smaller and his hat is removable, as it is seen sitting on the floor next to him in the Parts/Service room. It should be noted that he still holds a microphone. This time around, Withered Freddy has an upper set of teeth, while his head appears far blockier. In addition to this, part of Freddy's endoskeleton teeth are also slightly visible. His freckles are gone, his eyebrows are thinner, and he has embossed inner ears. His eyes are in a slightly different position, meaning one of his eyes go up and down, and also seem to have been placed deeper within the mask. Also, his muzzle appears to be smaller and much rounder. The reason for his disrepair is due to neglect by the company and the fact that he is simply used as spare parts for the newer animatronics. Withered Freddy's pupils can sometimes be seen illuminating white glows.
Based on the Freddy Fazbear's Pizza theme song, during the day, Freddy loves to have fun and is also shown to be laid-back, easygoing, and happy-go-lucky.
However during the night Freddy is shown to be taunting constantly laughing at the night guard. He is also shown to be sneaky as he moves in the shadows towards the night guard and even manages to slip through the door quietly without the guard noticing.
Five Nights at Freddy's AR gives Freddy a new voice that shows more of his nature, his voice very deep and a bit glitchy. This version of Freddy seems to be more openly malicious, and loves taunting his victims, but some of his lines suggest him to be somewhat merciful. Overall Freddy is shown to have a childlike sense of mischief and sadism.
As Withered Freddy, nothing much is known about his personality, however due to his behavior in Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and the rest of the games he's in, it shows that he is aggressive and hostile towards his victims, similar to the other animatronics. Like the other withered animatronics, he seems to be quite intimidating.
With similar technology to the funtime animatronics that allow costume plates to be opened immediately, Freddy's bow tie is revealed in Help Wanted to allow the torso to open, for easier access to the innards. His more detailed endoskeleton includes a safety latch, a strange metallic black and yellow wire that can extend a metal bar to lock it in place. Freddy's endoskeleton features a red button that powers said safety latch. Freddy's music box is tucked safely to the left of Freddy's endoskeleton.
|Five Nights at Freddy's||Major character||First appearance; overarching antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's 2||Minor character||Seen in the End-of-night cutscenes.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's 3||Minor character||Empty suit (Doorway of the Office)|
Playable minigame character (Minigames)
|Five Nights at Freddy's 4||Cameo||As a plushie.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location||Cameo||Mentioned-only.|
|Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator||Cameo||Seen in the cutscenes.|
|Ultimate Custom Night||Major character||Selectable antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted||Major character||Posthumous antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery||Major character||Posthumous antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach||Cameo||Seen in the second trailer as a plushie.|
- "Uh, now concerning your safety, the only real risk to you as a night watchman here, if any, is the fact that these characters, uh, if they happen to see you after hours probably won't recognize you as a person. They'll p-most likely see you as a metal endoskeleton without its costume on. Now since that's against the rules here at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, they'll probably try to...forcefully stuff you inside a Freddy Fazbear suit. Um, now, that wouldn't be so bad if the suits themselves weren't filled with crossbeams, wires, and animatronic devices, especially around the facial area. So, you could imagine how having your head forcefully pressed inside one of those could cause a bit of discomfort...and death. Uh, the only parts of you that would likely see the light of day again would be your eyeballs and teeth when they pop out the front of the mask, heh." - Phone Guy, Night 1
- "Uh, by now I'm sure you've noticed the older models sitting in the back room. Uh, those are from the previous location. We just use them for parts now. The idea at first was to repair them...uh, they even started retrofitting them with some of the newer technology, but they were just so ugly, you know? The smell...uh, so the company decided to go in a whole new direction and make them super kid-friendly. Uh, those older ones shouldn't be able to walk around, but if they do, the whole Freddy head trick should work on them too, so, whatever." - Phone Guy, Night 2