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Not what you were looking for? See Mangle (disambiguation).

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Mangle, Ultimate Custom Night

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're Foxy's redesigned counterpart from the past and an improved replacement (despite being heavily damaged) of Foxy's pre-rebuilt incarnation Withered Foxy, serving as the building toy of the newly refurbished Freddy Fazbear's Pizza of 1987. After the pizzeria was only open for a few short weeks, it was then closed down, and Mangle, along with the rest of the toy animatronics, was scrapped due to possible malfunctions.

Physical Appearance

When transferring the core cast of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza into toy animatronics, Fazbear Entertainment tried to remake Foxy's design, thinking the first one was too scary. It was heavily altered to be more kid-friendly, making them the most drastically changed toy variant.

After being placed in Kid's Cove, they were torn apart by children so often the staff gave up on putting them back together, leaving them as a "take apart and put back together" attraction, also making them the most damaged version of Foxy.[1][2][3]

Although not seen in the canon games, Mangle's original form has been shown in both FNaF World and merchandise. Funtime Foxy, as they were originally called (not to be confused with the similarly-designed animatronic from Sister Location that shares the same name) had a very similar body to Toy Bonnie, except while Bonnie's torso is pear-shaped, Funtime Foxy's was round and thin. They were predominantly white, with a pink belly, pelvis, and toenails, with a silver hook instead of a right hand, and a long white tail that's pink at the tip. They wore a bow tie, but unlike Toy Freddy and Toy Bonnie's, it appears to be an actual tied bow rather than just a piece of plastic shaped like a bow tie.

One of the only parts of their suit that remained after being disfigured is their fox-like head, white in color with pink inner-ears and snout. They have red cheeks and lipstick, purplish-pink eyelids with long eyelashes, and yellow eyes. As The Mangle, their head is missing its left eye and has loose wires near the ears.

After being taken apart and put back together again by children, Mangle has most of its endoskeleton fully visible. Their leg joints have two legs each, with one of their right legs having a right hand instead of a foot, and although all three feet have painted nails, only the right foot retains its suit. Their endoskeleton has a tail with a white sphere at the end, which presumably used to be the joint for their large fox tail.

Their left arm is made up of four arm pieces, and their neck leads up to another right hand. Their right arm joint has two arm pieces leading up to an endoskeleton head that bears Mangle's missing left eye, however, Mangle's suited head also appears to have its own endoskeleton head, connected with three arm pieces to a joint between their neck and shoulder. The middle arm piece has Mangle's reddish-pink bow tied to it. Many loose wires can be seen hanging from their necks and pelvis.

In Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, Mangle's design is slightly altered. Their endoskeleton tail is curved and colored white, with the sphere at the end being pink, as well as their eyelids being solid pink in both heads. They are also rusty, and lack nail polish on their endoskeleton feet.

In Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery, Mangle's design remains the same as their original; however, for realism purposes, their design receives specular reflection.

Personality

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).[4]

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. They also seem traumatized by the experience of being disassembled repeatedly by children in Kid’s Cove. Their sanity seems to destabilize whenever their body parts fall off of what remains of their body.

Functionality

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.[1] 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."[2]

In Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, Mangle's main head is shown to be capable of swiveling vertically at a 360-degree angle.

Appearances

Game Title Role Description
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 in both main game and Curse of Dreadbear DLC respectively.
Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery Major character Posthumous antagonist.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach Cameo Appears on posters, Mangle's Quest arcade cabinet, and as parts for The Blob.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Proof that toddlers can destroy almost anything. With white and pink features and a visible endoskeleton, Mangle doesn't look like Foxy at all." - The Freddy Files/Updated Edition | Chapter 2: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 | Page 39
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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"." - Phone Guy, Five Nights at Freddy's 2
  3. "He was previously a Foxy animatronic, but now she's an amalgamation of various animatronics-part of a "take apart, put back together" attraction in Kid's Cove. Mangle features in his own game, "Build-A-Mangle", in Curse of Dreadbear, in which players can create their own Mangle from various animatronic parts." - Five Nights at Freddy's: The Ultimate Guide | Chapter 14: Animatronics Inventory | Page 274
  4. https://steamcommunity.com/app/388090/discussions/0/523897653300510719/#c523897653300619891
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