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“Come closer, help me count my teeth!”
Nightmare Balloon Boy (also known as Nightmare BB for short) is an antagonist and a nightmarish counterpart of Balloon Boy, making his first appearance in the Halloween Update expansion (both Standard and Halloween Edition) for Five Nights at Freddy's 4, where he is featured in his minigame known as "Fun with Balloon Boy" and functions exactly the same as Plushtrap. It is confirmed that he has an impact on the lore; whether his role is important or not is yet to be determined.
Nightmare Balloon Boy's appearance is similar to the original BB, except with a more menacing design. This includes large, pointed teeth inside of his large mouth (similar to Nightmare Chica), dark-blue eyelids and teeth gums, long claw-like fingers, and more sinister-looking eyes with red irises (similar to Nightmare Chica's Cupcake) as well as narrow gray veins. In fact, his mouth goes all the way around his head. He has a red triangular nose and circular cheeks instead of orange ones. He also has a red and purple striped hat and shirt, instead of his usual red and blue stripes. The pinwheel from the top of his cap is also blue rather than orange with a yellow button up top. His two buttons are indigo instead of the original BB's black ones. His brown hair is slightly shorter than his original counterpart. His blue pants are lighter in color. If one looks carefully, one can see that Nightmare Balloon Boy seems to wear white socks. His shoes bear an exact resemblance to his original counterpart's, albeit they appear lighter in color. Interestingly, Nightmare Balloon Boy appears to be in a perfect and completely undamaged shape.
Like Phantom BB, Nightmare Balloon Boy lacks the balloon and "Balloons!" sign.
Unlike his original counterpart, as revealed in Ultimate Custom Night, Nightmare Balloon Boy talks in complete sentences. As with the other nightmares, he has no qualms about torturing his victims with his bony, metal hands. As evident by his quotes in the aforementioned game, he also has a tendency to mock his victims, whenever the opportunity presents itself. The chomping noise heard in one of his quotes suggests gluttony and bloodthirstiness.