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Glitchtrap, Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted

Glitchtrap (also known as Malhare) is the main antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted. He seems to be William Afton manifested as a digital virus within The Freddy Fazbear Virtual Experience.

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. He also stitches stretching across his waving hand. He initially 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 arching eyebrows.


Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted

Glitchtrap's almost-intransparent form.

A closer look at Glitchtrap.

Although he lurks behind the player for a majority of the game, very little 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, Glitchtrap 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 and malicious AI systems. This created a strange and supernatural entity that deeply disturbed the beta testers who encountered it.

Glitchtrap first appears in the doorway out of the player's reach, watching from there. As the player progresses by collecting more tapes found in the main games, 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 fully materializes and will attempt to take over the player's body 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's murders included in the main game. Upon entering the backstage, Glitchtrap will come out from the curtain, giving the player a signal to follow him. Upon following him, the player will appear on the stage holding a microphone - inferred to have been stuffed into a Freddy Fazbear animatronic by Afton. In the background, Glitchtrap is seen dancing near the prize corner.

16 Tapes Ending

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Once all the tapes have been collected, Glitchtrap will attempt to merge with the player and escape the game in their body. When this happens, Glitchtrap appears on the main stage.

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, and then subsequently step back into the darkness. When the player appears back in the main area, a Glitchtrap plushie will be on the floor to their right.

Princess Quest

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This quest is only accessible in the mobile version. The player is tasked with exploring a castle, and will encounter versions of Glitchtrap, who are hostile. Upon entering the room at the end of act 1, the player meets Glitchtrap, who is heavily disfigured. A code briefly appears at the bottom of the screen, which was deciphered to saying "I always come back!", before subsequently crashing the game.

Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

An 8-bit version of Glitchtrap appears briefly in the trailer, the reason is unknown, although it possibly hints that Glitchtrap is the overarching antagonist of the game or at least this saga in the series.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach

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Glitchtrap will return in Security Breach presumably as a plushie and a minor antagonist.


Princess Quest

Models and Animations


Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

  • Glitchtrap at the end of the Princess Quest Minigame.

I always come back. Let me out.

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Glitchtrap's appearance when in blacklight mode.

  • While it is made clear that Glitchtrap is William Afton, it is unclear to what capacity this is the case.
    • It is implied 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. This was seemingly confirmed in the Princess Quest minigame exclusive to Help Wanted's mobile port, in which Glitchtrap says "I always come back!" (Afton's signature line, used by all of his main incarnations).
    • Some speculate Glitchtrap to be a fragment of William's past (essentially a memory).
  • 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] Steel Wool Studios also mentioned that the fan-name "Malhare" also works as an alternative alias, since it is still commonly used by fans in favor of Glitchtrap.
    • The name "Glitchtrap" is in keeping with the tradition of Afton's iterations using the suffix "trap".
  • The noises that Glitchtrap makes are all disordered voice clips of the Tape Girl.
  • Glitchtrap's suit could possibly be one of the temporary costumes that were 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.
  • With this in mind and the fact that the Pizza Party level in FNaF Vr is a recreation of one of his murders it’s heavily implied that Glitchtrap takes the form of one of if not the costume William Afton used in Missing Children Incident this further supports the notion that Glitchtrap and Afton are one and the same.
  • Glitchtrap is the first humanoid figure to appear in the main gameplay in the entire franchise as well as the first version of Spring Bonnie to not be withered.

Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

Glitchtrap's sprite in the launch trailer.

  • Glitchtrap is hinted to secretly be the overarching antagonist of the game.
    • 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 an "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
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Mediocre Melodies
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AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Candy CadetCoffeeEgg BabySecurity Puppet
Security Guards
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Audio Recorders
HenryPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)Elizabeth AftonGregoryWilliam AftonTechniciansThe PrincessVanny
Re-animated Objects
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GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man Consequences
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