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“He lured them all back. Back to a familiar place. Back with familiar tricks. He brought them all together. Are they still...aware? I hope not. It keeps me awake at night. I could make myself...sleep. But not yet. Not until I undo what he has done and heal this wound - a wound first inflicted on me, but then one that I let bleed out to cause all of this. He set some kind of trap. I don't know what it was, but he lead them there again. He overpowered them again. And he robbed them of the only thing that they had. Again. I don't know how those tiny breaths of life came to inhabit those machines. But they will never find rest now. Not like this. I have to call them all back. All of them. Together, in one place.”
Henry Emily (known in-game as "Cassette Man") was the founder of Fazbear Entertainment along with William Afton, and is a pivotal yet unseen character in the Five Nights at Freddy's series. He guides the player character in the salvaging process with tips on how to deal with the animatronics while filling out the salvage report.
Henry is a rather soft-spoken man, as evident by his recordings. He rarely expresses any hint of emotion, save for condemning William followed by sentimentality when speaking to his daughter Charlotte in the Completion Ending, as well as disappointment during the bad ending. He is also shown to be a bit dramatic in his speaking, despite the gravity of his situation. In his monologues in the Completion ending and Insanity ending, it is indicated that he incredibly regretted everything he unknowingly allowed Afton to do, and showcased a rather sorrowful, miserable and depressive side. It's also shown that he deeply missed his daughter and showed regret at being unable to save her. All of these factors drove Henry to the point where he considered suicide out of regret. His mention of the devil in the Completion Ending likely suggests that he is also religious to some extent. In the end, when his plan came into fruition, he showed no care for his life as he presumably burned with the rest of the animatronics, showing happiness that the nightmare could finally end and that he would finally be reunited with his daughter, and that everyone except for William would all rest in peace.
Long before the events of Pizzeria Simulator, Henry was the founder of Fazbear Entertainment, Inc., and helped create the company with his best friend and business partner, William Afton. He also makes it clear that he was also the creator of the Classic Animatronics. Afton then used them for nefarious purposes by trapping the souls of his victims inside Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Golden Freddy. He also implies that his daughter Charlotte was the first of Afton's victims, and that he has considered suicide out of regret for everything that he unwillingly helped Afton to do, as well as the loss of his daughter. He sells the company and subsequently goes into hiding, but decades later, he finally returns to destroy Afton's legacy before he allows himself to "sleep."
Henry acts as the player's guide to salvaging animatronics. Eventually at the end of the week, Henry explains how the job actually has the has the ulterior motive of drawing in the final animatronics, trapping them, and destroying them. He reveals the name of Afton's own daughter, Elizabeth, who was killed by Baby. He addresses the player speaking of how there was a way out for him, but that he knows that he would rather die with the rest of the animatronics. He pleads with the souls in the animatronics to pass on, with some harsh words for his old friend Afton, telling him that the darkest pit of hell is waiting for him. Finally, he speaks to his daughter inside The Puppet one last time, apologizing for not saving her on the day she died, and asking to let him free her from her corporeal prison. As Henry speaks, he sets the building on fire, destroying the animatronics, the player character, and himself, in an attempt to end the decades of despair and sadness that began in his first establishment, Fredbear's Family Diner. However, Henry's attempt was mostly in vain, as William Afton was reborn as Glitchtrap.
- Henry is also similar to the Phone Guy because they both guide the player on what to do during each night/day. They also do have some differences.
- The only lore that Henry gives is at the end of the game in the True Ending and in the Insanity Ending. He tries to send his message to his daughter only if all of the animatronics are salvaged.
- In the Insanity Ending, an image reading HRY223 can be seen while Henry is speaking.
- PJ Heywood, who voiced William Afton throughout the franchise, revealed on the FNaF Show that Cassette Man is Henry tying him to to the Henry Emily in the novels.
- He refers to William Afton as "old friend", considering that Henry and William were once business partners.