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There was a character, I couldn't make out who it was, standing at the end of the hall... then it was looking in the window. It was like it was actually looking in the window, seeing what I was doing.
Tape Girl, Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted

Glitchtrap (also known as the Anomaly) is the main antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted. He exists as a digital virus within The Freddy Fazbear Virtual Experience, appearing to be William Afton manifested in the form of a suit version of Spring Bonnie.

Physical Appearance

Glitchtrap takes on the form of a figure wearing a Spring Bonnie costume - who is a grinning, bipedal rabbit made of golden-yellow color. He is wearing a purple vest speckled with star prints and a purple bow tie with two buttons near the top of his chest. Smaller details include rotten teeth and stitches stretching across his waving hand. He often appears translucent, progressing into a less-spectral form over time.

He also possesses vivid purple eyes with small pupils, which are the first thing visible when he starts to appear to the player's right. In Blacklight Mode, his eyes will turn blue with white, circular pupils. He also has large whiskers on each side of his face, three eyelashes on both of his eyes, and large arch eyebrows.

In his beginning development stage after the first tape is found, Glitchtrap's form is ghostly transparent, with no huge amount of details, other than completely green colors and glowing purple eyes.



Glitchtrap's almost-intransparent form.


A closer look at Glitchtrap.

Although he lurks behind the player for a majority of the game, very little data about Glitchtrap is truly known. At this time, there is little explanation for Glitchtrap's appearance other than the small pieces of information scattered throughout Help Wanted. According to the various tapes that can be found within the game, this Spring Bonnie began to materialize after the game's beta testing began in full. Although it is not confirmed to be the case, it is highly implied that Glitchtrap may have come into the game through the scanning of old circuit boards, which may have contained William Afton's ghost or memories, which burrowed into the video game code to create complex AI systems. This brought in a strange and supernatural entity that deeply disturbed the beta testers who encountered it.

According to the various tape's audio, Glitchtrap is said to be made out of coding akin to a virus, or some other form of malicious software that latches onto files around it.

Glitchtrap first appears in the doorway out of the player's reach, watching from there. As the player progresses by collecting more tapes, he gets closer and closer, eventually looming directly behind the player.

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According to Tape Girl, the malicious code attached itself to her log tapes, which she was keeping in a separate, protected part of the game's code. Once this happened, she could not delete it and had to fragment it among her sixteen logs. This explains why it materializes more as more tapes are collected. Once all sixteen logs are reassembled, Glitchtrap can fully materialize and will attempt to take over the player's body in order to leave the game.

Pizza Party Ending

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The "Pizza Party" Minigame on Night Terror's Hard/Nightmare Mode appears to be a recreation of one of Afton murders intentionally included in the game. While Glitchtrap himself does not technically appear in this minigame, a younger version of William does. This appears to be the model that Glitchtrap takes the form of. If the player goes to a certain room, there will be a tape and a show stage of some sort with Bonnie and Chica sitting on one side of it, with Bonnie missing his face. After being in there for a couple of seconds, William Afton will come out of the stage and give the player a signal to follow it. Upon following it, the player will be holding a microphone on stage - presumably stuffed into a Freddy Fazbear suit by William - as music plays and as the credits roll. In the background, William is seen dancing near the prize corner.

16 Tapes Ending

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Once all the tapes have been collected, Glitchtrap will randomly attempt to merge with the player and escape the game in their body. When this happens, Glitchtrap appears on the main stage and the player has access to the Blacklight Switch, the Showtime and Prize Corner Buttons, and a button on the left side of the level select monitor. Now the player must wait for Glitchtrap's hand to be fully extended, then the player must flip the Blacklight Switch, press the Showtime Button, then press the button on the side of the monitor, and finally press the Prize Counter button.

If the instructions from Tape 16 are not followed the player's vision will slowly fade into a glitchy, purple screen. Once it clears, the player will be standing on the stage as Spring Bonnie. The game will then fade to black and the player arrives in the game-over room with the option to return to the menu.

If the instructions from Tape 16 are followed the player appears before a metal door with a sliding lock. When opened, Glitchtrap will look through the hole in the door, place a finger to his mouth and shush the player before walking back into the darkness. When the player appears back in the main area, a Glitchtrap plush will be on the floor to their right.


Models and Animations

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Blacklight glitchtrap

Glitchtrap's appearance when in blacklight mode.

  • While it is made clear that Glitchtrap is a version of William Afton, it is unclear if William and Glitchtrap are the exact same entity.
    • The most common belief is that Glitchtrap is simply William's ghost trapped inside The Freddy Fazbear Virtual Experience, and is the same William Afton that has been present throughout the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise.
    • Some speculate Glitchtrap to be a fragment of William's past (essentially a memory) being a seperate character in his own right.
    • It could also be argued that Glitchtrap is not actually William, but instead a computer program mimicking Afton's personality and behavior (although this concept has not been established in the franchise beforehand). Glitchtrap appears to be the official name for the character, found by datamining. The name "Glitchtrap" was later confirmed to be his official name.[1]
      • The name "Glitchtrap" is in-keeping with the tradition of Afton/Spring Bonnie's iterations using the suffix "trap".
      • This has caused controversy between fans of Five Nights at Freddy's, as there is another file labeled Glitchtrap which is a silver-textured model of Springtrap, a model many assumed to be the Springtrap seen in Ennard's Blacklight Vent Repair level. It is, however, entirely possible that this model was improperly named or is a leftover file that had another use somewhere in development.
    • While never directly named in-game, Tape Girl frequently refers to him as "the anomaly."
    • Before a name was discovered through data mining, common names for him among fans were VRabbit (a playoff of "VR" and "Rabbit") and Malhare (a playoff of "Malware" and "Hare"). These names are still often used by fans of Five Nights at Freddy's in favor of his official name.
  • It is highly speculated that Glitchtrap's form is one of the temporary suits mentioned in Five Nights at Freddy's 3.
  • As the player collects tapes, Glitchtrap appears to slowly come closer to them. Also, collecting Faz-Tokens seems to make him more visible and smooths out his animation.
  • When the player goes into Blacklight Mode, Glitchtrap changes from being made of green static to brown and has realistic, human eyes if viewed closely.
  • Glitchtrap's most common appearance is in a waving animation, however, he has also been seen standing with his arms by his side.
  • The noises that Glitchtrap makes are all disordered voice clips of the Tape Girl. A sample of the decoded clips can be listened here.
  • Some argue that Glitchtrap takes the form of one of the suits William Afton used in his murders for a few reasons
  • The Pizza Party mingame is highly implied to be a recreation of one of William Afton's murders this also further supports the theory that Glitchtrap is Afton.
  • The suit is highly implied to be one of the temporary costumes that was mentioned in the tapes in Five Nights at Freddys 3 that was most likely recorded in the early years of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza before the murders as Phone Guy in Five Nights at Freddy's never mentioned any suits that the workers preform and there aren't any visible in the building.
  • Glitchtrap can be sometimes seen dancing like in the ending of Pizza Party in the background of the Curse of Dreadbear DLC next to the Five Nights at Freddy's 4 house.

Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery


Glitchtrap's sprite in the launch trailer.

  • In the launch trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery, a minigame sprite version of Glitchtrap's figure appears for a split second.
  • In one of the hidden mails the player can get, Steven Wilson emails the player and tells them that they finished scanning the last set of circuit boards their co-worker Dan brought them, but now they are getting a "unknown error". This may be a hint to Glitchtrap, as he was added to The Freddy Fazbear Virtual Experience through scanning the circuit boards.


  1. "On Today's Jimmy Kimmel Live, @jackblack wears an awesome Glitchtrap headpiece -- We're really speechless" - Steel Wool Studios. April 14, 2020. Twitter
Core Series Characters
Standard Animatronics
Bonnie (ClassicWithered)Chica (ClassicWithered)Foxy (ClassicWithered)Freddy Fazbear (ClassicWithered)
Mediocre Melodies
Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Balloon BoyDee DeeJJMangleToy BonnieToy ChicaToy FreddyThe Puppet
BalloraBidybabBonnetBaby (CircusScrap)ElectrobabFuntime ChicaFuntime Freddy / Bon-BonFuntime FoxyLolbitMinireena
LeftyRockstar BonnieRockstar ChicaRockstar FoxyRockstar Freddy
Glamrock ChicaGlamrock FreddyMontgomery GatorRoxanne Wolf
Springlock Hybrids
FredbearSpring Bonnie
Endo-01Endo-02EnnardMolten FreddyYenndo
El ChipMusic Man
Supernatural Animatronics
Phantom BBPhantom ChicaPhantom FoxyPhantom FreddyPhantom ManglePhantom Puppet
NightmareNightmare Balloon BoyNightmare BonnieNightmare ChicaNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmare MangleNightmarionnePlushtrap
Arcade AnimatronicsBlacklight AnimatronicsGolden FreddyHeatwave AnimatronicsWasteland AnimatronicsWilliam Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
Holiday Animatronics
DreadbearGrimm FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Other Holiday Animatronics
AnimatronicsMinor AnimatronicsScrapped AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery Catalog
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
HenryPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechniciansVanny
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Candy CadetEgg BabySecurity Puppet
GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man ConsequencesPlushBabyTrash and the Gang

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