- 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 one of the antagonists in the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, 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.
“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 feet.
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 VR: Help Wanted, Mangle’s tail is colored with a pink end. This can be seen when viewing their model in the Gallery.
Revealed in Ultimate Custom Night, Mangle is 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.
“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 swiveling vertically at a 360 degree angle.
|Five Nights at Freddy's 2||Major character||First appearance; enemy-type antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's 3||Minor character||Empty suit (main game)|
Playable character (minigames)
|Five Nights at Freddy's 4||Cameo||Toy figurine (minigames).|
|Ultimate Custom Night||Major character||Enemy-type antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted||Major character||Enemy-type antagonist.|
|Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery||Major character||Enemy-type antagonist.|