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“You're playing as a child, trying to ward off nightmare versions of the animatronics who are attacking you in your bedroom.”
The nightmare animatronics are heavily withered, exaggeratedly monstrous versions of the existing animatronics that reside in the child protagonist's house.
They first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 as primary antagonists. Some of them returned in Ultimate Custom Night and Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted. They also returned in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery, however currently, it's only the Jack-O-Animatronics and Plushtrap.
- 1 Physical Appearance
- 2 Functionality
- 3 Animatronics
- 3.1 Basic-Themed
- 3.2 Halloween-Themed
- 4 Trivia
- 5 References
Alongside with the twisted animatronics from the novel trilogy's universe, the nightmare animatronics appear as the most menacing out of all animatronic classes.
Most of the monsters are featured with a deteriorated appearance with big series of rips and holes all over, sporting a total of ten fingers with spike-like claws/nails, an excessive amount of long dangerously sharp teeth (found in both the structure of the animatronics and the endoskeletons), and small metallic eyes. Their endoskeleton heads look suspiciously similar to that of a human skull, with a line of indentations down their forehead.
Although not much is known, it's apparent that they were not made to be used for Fazbear Entertainment's restaurants. Their behavioral function is that of a sadistic, feral beast, possibly can use their gnarly claws and teeth to kill their pursued victims.
- Main article: Nightmare Freddy
- Main article: Nightmare Bonnie
- Main article: Nightmare Chica
- Main article: Nightmare Foxy
- Main article: Nightmare Mangle
Nightmare Balloon Boy
- Main article: Nightmare Balloon Boy
- Main article: Nightmarionne
A nightmare counterpart of the Puppet. It first appeared in the fourth game's Halloween Edition update as Nightmare's replacement.
- Main article: Nightmare Fredbear
A nightmare counterpart of Fredbear. He first appeared in the fourth game, where he becomes active on Night 5.
- Main article: Nightmare
A stronger, "shadow" variant of Nightmare Fredbear. He first appeared in the fourth game, where he becomes active on Nightmare mode.
- Main article: Nightmare Endo
A nightmare animatronic based on the endoskeleton model for Nightmare Fredbear and Nightmare. It makes some brief cameo appearances in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted.
- Main article: Plushtrap
- Main article: Jack-O-Bonnie
Halloween variant based on Nightmare Bonnie and designed after a jack o' lantern. He first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 as Nightmare Bonnie's replacement for the Halloween Edition update.
- Main article: Jack-O-Chica
Halloween variant based on Nightmare Chica and designed after a jack o' lantern. She first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 as Nightmare Chica's replacement for the Halloween Edition update. Her companion is Jack-O-Lantern.
- Main article: Dreadbear
Halloween variant of Nightmare Fredbear and based on Frankenstein's monster. He appeared as a recurring antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted's DLC Curse of Dreadbear.
- Main article: Grimm Foxy
Halloween variant based on Nightmare Foxy and designed after a jack o' lantern. He appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted's DLC Curse of Dreadbear.
- The nightmare animatronics' designs are very similar to the Viruses (especially Ger Garun) from one of Scott Cawthon's previous games, The Desolate Hope.
- There is an official MyMoji virtual sticker of Nightmare Springtrap, as Springtrap does not canonically have a nightmare counterpart outside of Plushtrap in the series' universe.
- In the lore, it is unknown if the nightmare animatronics were indeed real.
- Although this seems unlikely, as there are referred "nightmare".
- In The Twisted Ones, it was revealed that the twisted animatronics appear in their twisted form due to illusion discs, which changes the person's mind of what they see, this is somewhat of a connection to the nightmares. Supporting this further is that both sets of animatronics possess the same monstrously feral behavior.
- Despite Scott saying that the Halloween edition nightmares are non-canon (except Nightmare BB), they have appeared in more than one game.
- Although Scott may have meant that the Halloween edition nightmares (except Nightmare BB) never existed in the lore, but were only there for Halloween purposes.
- Similar to the phantoms, the Puppet, Mangle, and BB are the only toy animatronics to receive nightmare counterparts.
- Aside from Nightmarionne, Nightmare Mangle, and Nightmare Balloon Boy, most of the nightmare animatronics seem to bear a resemblance to their withered counterparts from Five Nights at Freddy's 2. The only exceptions being Nightmare Fredbear, Nightmare, and Plushtrap.
- Unfortunately Toy Freddy will not be in the update, still a cool picture. - Scott Cawthon, Steam - October 26, 2015 @ 9:32 PM