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Uh... Interestingly enough, Freddy himself doesn't come off stage very often. I heard he becomes a lot more active in the dark though, so, hey, I guess that's one more reason not to run out of power, right?
 
Phone Guy, Night 2 of the first game.

Freddy Fazbear is the titular main antagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's, 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 the other animatronics in the game, 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 a Freddy Fazbear suit, resulting in death.[1]

Personality

Based on the Freddy Fazbear's Theme song, During the day, Freddy loves to have fun and is also shown to be laid-back and easygoing.

Physical Appearance

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.
 
The Freddy Files, page 12
Freddy-HandPrint

The handprints on Freddy's face, highlighted in green for clarity.

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.

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.

Appearances

Five Nights at Freddy's

Freddy starts the night on the Show Stage, along with his bandmates, Bonnie and Chica. Upon activation, he will follow a set path from the Show Stage to the Office. The path is as follows:

Show Stage → Dining AreaRestroomsKitchenEast Hall → East Hall Corner → The Office.

Unlike the other animatronics, he will remain in dark areas of the room he is occupying, leaving mostly his eyes and parts of his face visible. This implies that Freddy is avoiding the cameras as much as possible or, as Phone Guy states, this may be because Freddy is more active in the dark.

Freddy will not be visible if another animatronic is in the same room as him. Viewing Freddy on the security cameras will slow him on his path, even if he is not visible in the room due to Bonnie or Chica's presence.

Freddy will play his jingle either when he is in the Kitchen, where he is not visible as that room's camera is disabled, or in The Office when the power is out and the player has no means of warding him off.

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Freddy playing his jingle after the power runs out.

For the first two nights of the week, Freddy is inactive and stays onstage, looking at the camera intermittently. During those nights, he only becomes active if the player runs out of power.

After the power goes out and the player spends some seconds in the dimly-lit Office, Freddy Fazbear's face will light up in the left doorway, illuminated and shimmering, accompanied by his music box jingle. After several seconds, the remaining lights of the Office and Freddy's face will flicker and turn off, turning the room completely dark (in addition, Freddy's jingle will stop as well). Being initially not visible (yet sometimes audible due to his footsteps), Freddy will approach the guard and attack them, resulting in a game over.

If the player "plays dead" (i.e. does not move while he plays his jingle), his attack may be delayed. Typically, doing this may keep Freddy playing his jingle a bit longer and, when the lights completely go out, may delay his attack, giving the player a bit more time to hold out until 6 AM.

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Freddy attacking the night guard after his song has ended.

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Freddy attacking the night guard. Note that Freddy's glossy-black eyes replacing his normal ones. Part of the iris in his right eye can be seen in his jumpscare.

From Night 3 onward, he becomes active while the power is on. Usually, when Freddy moves, a deep laugh and running footsteps are heard instead of the usual walking footsteps the animatronics create when moving. Freddy only moves either when the Monitor is down or if the player is not directly watching him.

Freddy can only enter the Office through the East Hall, except when the power has been drained, in which he will only enter The Office via the West Hall, specifically, the left door. As his movements are very fast, he can often appear as though he is capable of teleporting (much like Bonnie). This issue is compounded by the fact that the player cannot always hear him laugh when he moves as other sounds may prevent the player from hearing him laugh, meaning that the player has to constantly search for him to ensure that he is not right next to the Office.

The most efficient way to prevent Freddy from sneaking into the Office is to monitor the cameras frequently to stall his movements. If Freddy can be seen on CAM 4B, the player should always close the door while looking at the Monitor unless they are viewing said camera, as shown by this video. The reason for this being, otherwise, Freddy may move inside the Office. Even if the player closes the door he won’t go away. This means the player will have close the door on the right side each time they put up the camera.

Freddy will only move inside the Office if the player looks away from CAM 4B to monitor another camera while he is there. Since Freddy does not appear in the blind spot, his position in the East Hall Corner indicates that he is just one step away from entering the Office and ending the game.

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

His origin is further explored in the prequel Five Nights at Freddy's 2, appearing as his earliest first incarnate generation by the name of Withered Freddy, who have fallen into severe disrepair and was later replaced by a different counterpart Toy Freddy for improvement within the different pizzeria. After the events of the second game, Withered Freddy was later re-built to become his original self for the events of the first original game.

The original Freddy still appears in four end-of-night cutscenes as the player's point of view.

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Freddy returns once more in Five Nights at Freddy's 3. He is now one of the attractions at Fazbear's Fright along with the other animatronics, with his head and limbless body remain. He can be seen outside the doorway to the left of The Office. Being a lifeless suit, Freddy is incapable of moving or attacking the night guard. His appearance does not affect gameplay and is only present for aesthetic purposes. His role is majorly replaced by his phantom counterpart Phantom Freddy.

Freddy's most notable appearance is in the end-of-night minigames. Upon completing each night, the player will be taken to a short minigame, with graphics similar to old Atari gaming systems, during which they must navigate a map of the pizzeria from the first game.

On the first night, the player will start out as Freddy Fazbear, appearing on the Show Stage from the first game, alongside Bonnie and Chica. If they leave the Stage and enter any other room, they will encounter what appears to be Shadow Freddy, instructing the player to follow it. It will lead them to a room on the east side of the restaurant, and it will enter a room which is inaccessible to the player (they will receive an "ERR" message if they try to enter it). If they try to walk away, then Purple Guy will rush out and dismantle Freddy, and the minigame ends.

During every other end-of-night minigame, Freddy's remains can be seen scattered throughout the very same room he was dismantled in.

From the "Happiest Day" minigame, one of the six children at the end of the minigame is seen wearing Freddy's mask.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Freddy himself does not make any major appearance in Five Nights at Freddy's 4. His plushie can be seen on the Bed from the main gameplay as well as in some minigames after completing each night. The other appearance is when he appears on the TV on the Night 2 minigame, on a commercial titled "Fredbear & Friends!".

From the end-of-night minigame after completing Night 5, one of the protagonist's older brother's friends is seen wearing Freddy's mask.

Rather than appearing as himself, Freddy is majorly replaced with Nightmare Freddy.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

Freddy does not physically appear in Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location himself, but his upgraded "funtime" counterpart, Funtime Freddy, takes his role for the majority of the game. He was briefly mentioned by HandUnit while discussing about the closure of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza.

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator

Freddy appears briefly in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, during the beginning minigame and a few cutscene images showing both his original and withered version. In the majority of the game, he is replaced by Molten Freddy, and his rockstar counterpart, Rockstar Freddy.

Main article, Starting Minigame.

Once the player boots up the game for the first time, they began a minigame where they play as an 8-bit Freddy Fazbear. The prayer can move him with the WASD keys. The player most pick up pizzas form the upper right corner, and throw of them at a group of kids. All of the kids need three pizzas to disappear, and once all of the kids disappear, the player moves to the next round. There are four rounds in total, and one the last round, Shadow Freddy will appear to blacks the throne pizzas (he will freeze for a few seconds once the player hits him with a pizza). After the player beets this minigame, the player will see a cutscene with Scrap Baby, and began the main game of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator.

Ultimate Custom Night

Freddy Fazbear approaches from the Left Hall, emerging from the darkness and progressing in stages toward the door. Keep track of him on the monitor and shut the door when he is standing in the doorway to turn him away. He moves faster as the building gets warmer, so the player needs to keep him at a cool 60 degrees whenever possible.
 
— Ultimate Custom Night description
Freddy's Jumpscare

Freddy attacking the player (click to animate).

Freddy Fazbear returns in Ultimate Custom Night as one of the many selectable characters.

As stated by the character description found in Ultimate Custom Night, Freddy Fazbear appears on CAM 01, the camera that showcases the hallway to the left of the player's office.

Once Freddy Fazbear spawns, he will slowly make his way closer towards the Office left door, moving in 4 notable phases en route. When seen in his fourth phase, the player has a short amount of time in which they can close the left door or else their night will end with a jumpscare from Freddy.

The speed at which Freddy transitions between phases will increase during the night if the temperature in the Office increases.

The challenges in which Freddy is present are as follows:

  • Bears Attack 1
  • Bears Attack 2
  • Bears Attack 3
  • Old Friends
  • Chaos 2

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Freddy himself returns as one of the antagonists in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted. He appears in all levels in FNAF 1 section as well as Repair Freddy in Parts and Service section.

FNAF 1

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Freddy attacking the player (click to animate).

Freddy appears on the show stage in every night available, but will only be active since Night 3, just like the original game, unless the player runs out of power, in which Freddy will play his Toreador March and attack the player.

Freddy makes his way from show stage, dining area, restrooms, kitchen, east Hall, east hall corner to the office. Viewing Freddy on the security cameras will slow him on his path. Once he is at the east hall corner, the player can only avoid him from being attacked by closing the right door, but that does not make him leave.

Parts and Service

In Repair Freddy, the player must clean out some personal items that a customer has left on Freddy, and retrieve it so it can be taken to lost and found. Follow HandUnit's instruction correctly can prevent him from attacking. However, touching the sensitive wires inside Freddy will trigger Freddy to attack the player.

Five Nights at Freddy's

Main Menu

Gameplay

Brightened

Miscellaneous

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Gameplay

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Gameplay

Minigames

Miscellaneous

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Gameplay

Minigames

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator

Gameplay

Miscellaneous

Ultimate Custom Night

Gameplay

Cutscenes

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

In Game

Teasers

Achievements

FNaF World

Books

Box Art

Merchandise

Miscellaneous

Five Nights at Freddy's

Freddy's Tune ("Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre"; also referred to as "Toreador March").
Music box
The sound Freddy emits when attacking the night guard. Each animatronic (excluding Golden Freddy) makes a noise identical to this in the same circumstance.
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Warning: Loud!
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Freddy's laughs that are heard when he moves.
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Laugh Giggle Girl 2d
Laugh Giggle Girl 8d
Freddy's running footsteps that are also heard when he moves.
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Freddy's footsteps that are heard when the power runs out, either before he plays his jingle or before he attacks. Bonnie and Chica also make this sound when they move.
Deep steps
The sound Freddy makes after sneaking to the Office.
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Five Nights at Freddy's 3

The sound Freddy and the other animatronics make when dismantled by Purple Guy.
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Warning: Loud!
Crazy garble

Five Nights at Freddy's

  • Freddy Fazbear was originally called Freddybear, as seen in the Kickstarter and the Five Nights at Freddy's Steam description.[2]
    • This name is similar to Fredbear, the old version of Freddy from Fredbear's Family Diner.
  • The music that Freddy plays is a musical box rendition of Georges Bizet's Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (the Toreador Song) from the opera "Carmen". The song can be found here. (For the in-game version of the music, see the Audio tabber.)
  • Technically, Freddy does have the ability to run like Foxy, as the sounds heard when he moves involve running footsteps, though he is never seen doing so.
  • Freddy is always the last of the animatronics to move from the Show Stage, after Chica and Bonnie. This includes during the Custom Night if Freddy's A.I. is set to 20 while the others are much lower.
  • Freddy was originally intended to be stationary and only move when the player lost power during the night, akin to his behavior on the first two nights. However, Scott Cawthon wanted to give the titular character more floor time, and, in turn, changed the AI programming to its current iteration of stalking the player from Night 3 onwards.[3]
  • Freddy Fazbear is the first of three animatronics to have a jumpscare preceded by music. The others being the Puppet and Ballora.
  • Freddy has more counterparts than any character in the series.
  • Freddy appears with bloodshot human eyes in the hallucinations, whereas Bonnie appears with his eyes either glossy-black or entirely absent.
  • The name "Fazbear" could be a reference to the Muppet character Fozzie Bear, who, in turn, is named after Faz Fazakas, the man who created the animatronic mechanism that allowed Fozzie to wiggle his ears.
  • Freddy seems to be based on both the 1977 version of Chuck E. Cheese from Chuck E. Cheese's, since both are vocal leaders wearing a hat and bow tie, and Billy Bob from ShowBiz Pizza Place, as both he and Freddy are bears and prominent members of a band.
    • Freddy also bears a surprising resemblance to one of the Country Bears animatronics Henry.
  • The laugh that is heard while Freddy moves is actually an audio clip of a girl giggling, only slowed down.
  • Phone Guy states that Freddy becomes more active while in the dark. This might explain why he is the only animatronic that comes after the player when the power goes out, and hides in the darker areas of each room, as opposed to Bonnie and Chica, who usually stand in brighter areas.
  • Unlike the other animatronics, Freddy's normal eyes may only be seen both when either the power goes out, when he is in the East Hall, or when all animatronics are on-stage.
  • Freddy can be seen holding his microphone when on the Show Stage and in both the Dining Area and East Hall, barely. This makes him the only animatronic to hold his stage item when not currently on-stage.
  • Apart from the Show Stage and the Kitchen, Freddy's position on camera corresponds to how far he is from the player: the closer to the Office he is, the closer to the camera his face is and more of his face can be seen.
  • While on most cameras only Freddy's eyes glow, he somehow illuminates his entire face during the power outage and, even though his power outage jumpscare happens in complete darkness, Freddy himself is somehow fully well-lit. In the latter two cases, even his normal eyes are clearly visible.
  • Clicking Freddy's nose on the "CELEBRATE!" poster from the Office will cause it to squeak.
  • DistortedFreddyPoster

    Poster of a distorted Freddy Fazbear ripping his head off.

    In Freddy's distorted poster, he is shown tearing his own head off. One of his hands is in the same positions as the handprints on his chin.
  • From the beginning of the first game's trailer, if one looks closely, they can see that there's a hole on Freddy's left palm.
    • This is likely a graphical error.
  • Freddy Fazbear is the first animatronics in the series to have an official last name, the second being Orville Elephant.
  • Oddly, Freddy's in-game endoskeleton head is different than the endoskeleton head shown on the Steam page.
    • This is likely because the old endoskeleton head was a placeholder during development.
  • Freddy and Foxy are the only animatronics that have variations in every installment succeeding the first game.
  • Freddy is one of the few animatronics from the entire series to be seen with his eyes flickering like lights. The others being Electrobab, Ennard (at the end during the Fake Ending) and Bonnie in Ultimate Custom Night.

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

  • From the Custom Night menu, Withered Freddy's name is simply the name of his original counterpart before his official name reveals in The Freddy Files.
  • Withered Freddy along with Golden Freddy are the only animatronics that can attack from both the hallway and the Office itself.
  • Withered Freddy's pupils remain lit while hunting the player.
  • Rarely, the player may encounter an eyeless Withered Freddy after death or when initializing the game. This, along with similar images of Toy Bonnie and Foxy, may be a nod to the eyeless Bonnie screen from the first game.
  • Similar to the original Freddy from the first game, Withered Freddy will only become active once Withered Bonnie and Withered Chica have already started moving.
    • However this is not the case in Custom Night, as the Parts/Service Room's camera is disabled, letting Withered Freddy leave before the other two could.
  • Withered Freddy, Toy Freddy, Foxy, and BB are the only animatronics to return to their starting locations during the night.
  • Withered Foxy and the Puppet take over the role Freddy had in the first game of attacking, should something stop functioning. Similarly, the player has a chance of surviving and getting to 6 AM after the event is triggered.
  • The way Withered Freddy stares into the suit in the "Game Over" screen is similar to the cutscenes after every night.
  • It can be seen that Withered Freddy is holding his microphone during his jumpscare in the first few frames.
  • When Withered Freddy is in the Parts/Service room, his hat is detached and right in front of his head on the ground.
  • One particular notice is that Withered Freddy lacks many of unique tactics like the original Freddy from the first game. He can be easily seen on every camera, is clearly visible in the hall's blind spot, and rarely attempts to hide his presence from the player using obstructed or dark areas of the camera feed.
  • In Withered Freddy's "behind the scenes" image from the 3rd anniversary, his endoskeleton neck is supported by two rods, rather than one as seen from the Bare Endoskeleton.

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

  • On rare occasions, the posters of Freddy found on CAM 02 and CAM 10 can change to a poster of Spring Bonnie.
  • Freddy appears in the third game's trailer, along with Bonnie and Chica.
  • This is the first Five Nights at Freddy's game with Freddy not as the main antagonist (if not counting The Puppet from the second game), instead the role is given to Springtrap.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

  • Freddy's plush appears to be primarily based on his appearance from the second game, as evidenced by the two buttons on his chest.
  • From the Bed, his plushie makes a honking noise when the player clicks his nose. It only occurs in the PC version.
    • He also makes Nightmare Foxy jumpscare the player if the player clicks on the plushie's nose about 15 times, making this the only non-animatronic character to do something other than be a regular plushie.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

  • The "Freddy & Co." challenge from the Custom Night menu is named after Freddy.
  • A brief scene of the first game's gameplay where Freddy, along with Bonnie and Chica, on the Show Stage can be seen at the start of Sister Location's trailer.

Ultimate Custom Night

  • Freddy was thought to be voiced by Tim Simmons, seen listed on Voices.com. However, despite that, Tim is in fact not the voice actor of Freddy as stated by Scott on Reddit.[4]
  • Without voice-acting, Freddy is the only animatronic to play music after jumpscaring instead of speaking.
  • Freddy and Nightmare Fredbear are the only characters who can only enter the office through the left doorway.
  • Freddy Fazbear's mechanic involving him attacking from the Left Hall references one of his original traits from Five Nights at Freddy's, where if the player ran out of power, Freddy would approach from the Left Hall, playing his Toreador March to signify his kill.
  • Kellen Goff's lines for Fredbear were originally intended for Freddy until Scott decided to change his lines for Fredbear, as seen right here.

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

  • Unlike becoming active on Night 3 in Five Nights at Freddy's, Freddy actually starts to become active on Night 2 in the FNaF 1 level.
  • His overrall FNAF 1 look, is noticeably different to how he appeared in the original Five Nights at Freddy's. It is unknown why they chose to do this.
  • In the Freddy Fazbear's Theme, Freddy is voiced by Kellen Goff, who was previously to voice the same character, although his recorded lines were converted to Fredbear's lines without Goff's knowledge. Goff had previously voiced Funtime Freddy and Molten Freddy.

Five Nights at Freddy's

  • If Freddy attacks the night guard after they put the Monitor down, the light/door buttons disappear a split second before he fills up the screen.
  • From the first game's trailer while Freddy's on the Show Stage singing, his chin appears to clip through his bow tie as his mouth opens.
    • This is a common error with the other animatronics.
  • His left endoskeleton hand clips through his palm in the first part of the trailer.
  • In one of Freddy's jumpscares, another Freddy appears at the right door, with his position from the East Hall Corner.
  • On the Steam art cover for the first game, Freddy's chin clips through his bow tie.
    • The said image is used throughout the series' merchandise, and maintains this error throughout.
  • In Freddy's second jumpscare (when he enters the Office without the power going out), his regular white-and-blue eyes can be seen for a split second before switching over to the black ones that last for the duration of the jumpscare. Though, the "blackness" that cover Freddy's eyes during his jumpscare could be shading.
  • If the player let both Freddy and another animatronic into the Office, and when the player holds up the Monitor for a while, sometimes they will disappear and Freddy will appear in their place when the first animatronic attacks, as seen in this video.

References 

  1. "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
  2. Kickstarter - Five Nights at Freddy's by Scott Cawthon
  3. In the original game, Freddy was never originally meant to move around the diner and was only meant to “get you” if your time ran out, this was changed before release. - Scott Cawthon's interview, from the FNaF3 newspaper after completing Nightmare.
  4. I hired Tim for a different part based on his audition for Freddy. - Reddit
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