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- Not what you were looking for? See Mangle (disambiguation).
“I am now so many pieces of people, all making me the fox I am today!”
Mangle is a major antagonist and one of the toy animatronics of the Five Nights at Freddy's series, first appearing in Five Nights at Freddy's 2. They are a reimagined version of the original Foxy, and was later repurposed after being severely damaged. It is Foxy's redesigned counterpart from the past and an improved replacement of Foxy's pre-rebuilt incarnation Withered Foxy, serving as the building toy of the newly refurbished Freddy Fazbear's Pizza of 1987.
“Proof that toddlers can destroy almost anything. With white and pink features and a visible endoskeleton, Mangle doesn't look like Foxy at all.”
Unlike most other versions of Foxy, Mangle is meant to be a clown. They are also the most damaged and irreparable version of Foxy.
Mangle has red cheeks, as well as lipstick haphazardly dotted on their elongated snout. They also have pink eyelids and long eyelashes. Their teeth are also smaller, but their endoskeleton's teeth are also visible. A pink bow tie is also attached to their bent chassis, and their eyes also appear to be more realistic in design than the others. They also have a second head that seems completely endoskeleton in design, which bears Mangle's left eye on it. If looked at closely, it can be seen that Mangle has pink nail polish on their toe nails.
Mangle is clearly in a disfigured and mutilated state, completely to the point of being non-fixable. Mangle also does not seem to have a suit at all, them being almost entirely an endoskeleton, except for their head, both of their hands, one of their feet, and a spherical white tail, which remains attached to their endoskeleton. Mangle's head is white and has pale red accents on their inner ear, snout, and around their eyes. Their right eye is still attached to their costumed head, unlike their left eye, which is still attached to their endoskeleton head. They appear to be the only toy animatronic in a worse state than their older counterparts.
Their costume head also appears to be dislocated from the endoskeleton's head, which can be seen attached to a neck-like limb near them. Mangle appears to be almost entirely made out of endoskeleton limbs. Wires hang from multiple parts of their body. There are also three eyes of their multiple-endoskeleton-like body that can be seen when Mangle is in the Kid's Cove.
In Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, Mangle's design is slightly altered, its tail is colored with a pink end and its eyelids are more pink than purple. Mangle is also rusty.
In Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery, Mangle's design remains the same as its original, however for realism purposes, its design receives specular refection.
Revealed in Ultimate Custom Night, Mangle is shown to be aware of the fact that they are in severe disrepair. Their voice uses several different pitches (both masculine and feminine) at once while also sounding somewhat distorted. Scott Cawthon describes Mangle's voice as being almost indiscernible (playing into the running gag of Mangle's gender being ambiguous). As seen in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery, it appears that they have multiple personalities inhabiting them (much like Ennard). They also do not speak in multiple pitches simultaneously, and instead uses different pitches and tones depending on which personality is active.
Mangle is shown to be sadistic, twisted, malicious, and taunting as it reveals the trauma that it had to go through when the kids took it apart at Kid's Cove making it look distorted and mutilated in appearance. due to this event, Mangle became extremely agitated and in order to enact revenge it taunts the player on wanting to do the same thing to them. due to this, Mangle's persona would be similar to that of Two-Face since both characters enact revenge in the similar style of what they had to suffer through so they can both have their fair meets. Despite Mangle's malicious intentions to harm the player in the same way that the kids did to it, Mangle suffers from PTSD due to countlessly recounting the trauma they had to go through at Kid's Cove and how much neglect and abuse Mangle had to experience.
“The staff literally had to put Foxy back together after every shift. Eventually, they stopped trying and left him as some 'take apart and put back together' attraction. Now, he's just a mess of parts. I think the employees refer to him as just... "The Mangle".”
The cause for Mangle's severely mutilated state, as noted by Phone Guy from the second game, is due to the exposure to toddlers, who would constantly rip them apart, piece by piece, forcing the staff to reassemble them after every shift. Eventually, the staff decided that Mangle would become a "take apart and put together attraction" for the younger kids to mess around with. The result of this has since caused them to be dubbed by the staff as "the Mangle". In Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, Mangle's main head is shown to be capable of swivelling vertically at a 360-degree angle.
|Five Nights at Freddy's 2||Major character||First appearance; secondary antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's 3||Minor character||Lifeless parts (The Office)|
Playable minigame character (Mangle's Quest)
|Five Nights at Freddy's 4||Cameo||Toy figurine (Minigames).|
|Ultimate Custom Night||Major character||Selectable antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's: 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 on an arcade machine in Roxanne Wolf's room.|