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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, 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, and later appeared in Ultimate Custom Night (but Nightmare Foxy) and Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted (but Nightmare Mangle and Nightmare).
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. They also have a tendency to gloat and mock their victims as they do so, often resorting to using creative, yet sardonically morbid statements for emphasis. However, some of them are rather blunt in their speech patterns.
|Nightmare Freddy||Freddy Fazbear||Accompanied with miniature versions of himself known as "Freddles". He first appeared in the fourth game, where he spawns from the Bed.|
|Nightmare Bonnie||Bonnie||He first appeared in the fourth game, where he spawns from the Left Hall.|
|Nightmare Chica||Chica||She first appeared in the fourth game, where she spawns from the Right Hall.|
|Nightmare Foxy||Foxy||He first appeared in the fourth game, where he spawns from the Closet.|
|Nightmare Mangle||Mangle||It first appeared in the fourth game's Halloween Edition update as Nightmare Foxy's replacement.|
|Nightmare Balloon Boy||Balloon Boy||He first appeared in the fourth game's Halloween update.|
|Nightmarionne||The Puppet||It first appeared in the fourth game's Halloween Edition update as Nightmare's replacement.|
|Nightmare Fredbear||Fredbear||He first appeared in the fourth game, where he becomes active on Night 5.|
|Nightmare||Nightmare Fredbear||He first appeared in the fourth game, where he becomes active on Nightmare mode.|
|Plushtrap||Spring Bonnie||He first appeared in the fourth game, where he appeared in the "Fun with Plushtrap" minigame.|
- See also: Holiday Animatronics
|Jack-O-Bonnie||Nightmare Bonnie||Halloween variant based on a jack o' lantern. He first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 as Nightmare Bonnie's replacement for the Halloween Edition update.|
|Jack-O-Chica||Nightmare Chica||Halloween variant based on a jack o' lantern. She first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 as Nightmare Chica's replacement for the Halloween Edition update. The replacement of her Cupcake is Jack-O-Lantern.|
|Dreadbear||Nightmare Freddy||Halloween variant based on Frankenstein's monster. He appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted's DLC Curse of Dreadbear.|
|Grim Foxy||Nightmare Foxy||Halloween variant based on 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.
- Similar to the phantoms, the Puppet, Mangle, and BB are the only toy animatronics to receive nightmare counterparts.
- There is an official MyMoji virtual sticker of Nightmare Springtrap, as Springtrap does not canonically have a nightmare counterpart in the series' universe.
- Along with the funtimes, toys, and rockstars, the nightmare animatronics are one of the animatronic models to receive some re-colored/reskinned counterparts.