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I am given flesh to be your tormentor.
 
— One of Nightmare Freddy's lines after killing the player, Ultimate Custom Night

Nightmare Freddy is an antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 and is one of the seven nightmare animatronics (ten if the Halloween Edition animatronics and Plushtrap are counted) in the game, and is again the titular antagonist. He is the nightmarish variant of Freddy Fazbear. If the player is not careful and does not check the Bed frequently enough, Nightmare Freddy will attack them, resulting in a Game Over.

Physical Appearance

He's still the brown bear we've come to know and fear, just a lot more tattered and torn than ever before, and with a monsterous jaw to boot. There are also three miniature animatronics, called "Freddles", attached to his body.
 
The Freddy Files, page 96

Nightmare Freddy is an extensively tattered and exaggerated version of Freddy Fazbear, even more so than his appearance in the second game. Like the original Freddy, he is brown in color with lighter coloring on his stomach, ears, and muzzle. His arms are bulky and held out wide in a similar fashion to the other nightmare animatronics and his black top hat and bow tie are present. The hat looks very torn with few wires poking out. He has long nearly dullest sharp teeth and razor-sharp claws with shining yellow eyes, giving him a more macabre appearance than his original counterpart. The teeth are red-tinted at the end, like Nightmare Fredbear's. His body shape is slightly different from Freddy as well, being much more sharp-edged and flat, with the head being much more narrow and taller than any other Freddy counterpart.

Large parts of his endoskeleton are exposed through tears in Nightmare Freddy's body, especially through the upper torso and the lower legs. The endoskeleton appears to be somewhat similar to the ones from Five Nights at Freddy's 3 (upon closer inspection), possibly revealing Springtrap and the nightmare animatronics were "made" around the same time as each other. Nightmare Freddy's hands are exactly the same as Springtrap's as well, albeit a different color to fit in with the bear color scheme. The tips of the fingers are completely lacking any fabric whatsoever, showing even more of the endoskeleton frame beneath. During certain scenarios of the game, the claws are shown to be possibly retractable as they are not visible in every appearance Nightmare Freddy makes.

Like most of the other nightmare animatronics, Nightmare Freddy's head appears to be separated into two parts (similarly to Withered Chica) by possible deterioration, thus revealing more of the head frame inside as well as a small second set of teeth (with the top having no second set of teeth for some reason), present in all of the other nightmares from the fourth game. Red wires pour from the top of his head. Half of his right ear is missing, and most of the material surrounding his eyes has rotted away. Unlike his previous counterparts, Nightmare Freddy clearly lacks eyebrows. The same applies for a part of the bottom half of his muzzle, giving him the appearance of a curled lip (possibly snarling). His eyes are also very similar to Springtrap from the third game, with a metallic gray material surrounding the glowing pupil within.

Freddles

Freddles (also known as Mini-Freddies) are three smaller versions of Nightmare Freddy and both are seen hanging off around his body (only from his teaser and the Extra menu), and will sometimes detach and jump onto the player's bed. Each one has blackish eyes with large glowing white pupils. The trio's damaged features look different to each other. One of them also appear to have a large bowtie while two others lacks one, although it is very difficult to locate (aside its 3rd anniversary screenshot). They also sport three fingers per hand and two toes per foot.

Personality

Cold-hearted and malicious, Nightmare Freddy appears as a warped, twisted version of the original Freddy's persona. Like the other Nightmares, Nightmare Freddy has no qualms about tormenting his victims with his metallic hands and enjoys mocking them when given the opportunity, as seen in Ultimate Custom Night. He speaks using a low-pitched, monotonous, gravelly, robotic voice.

Appearances

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

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Nightmare Freddy attacking the player from the Bed.

Unlike the other nightmare animatronics, Nightmare Freddy only appears in the Bedroom if the player has failed to ward off the three Freddles, Nightmare Freddy's three miniature counterparts. Due to the Freddles appearing on the Bed, it seems that Nightmare Freddy may already be in the Bedroom from the start of the night, perhaps hiding under the bed.

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Nightmare Freddy attacking the player in the bedroom.

Nightmare Freddy has a much different AI mechanic than the other animatronics do in the fourth game. As the nights progress, the player must check the bed behind them to see if the Freddles are lurking there. Once the player has shined the Flashlight on the bed, the Freddles will generally disappear almost immediately in a paranormal manner. Depending on how long the player stalls to check the bed, there may be one, two, or even all three Freddles sitting on the surface. It takes noticeably longer for three Freddles to disappear than it takes one or two and the animation is different, as they zip off the side instead of just instantly fading away. However, if the player still fails to check the bed in a consistent manner, Nightmare Freddy will appear in their place and will proceed with his attack.

Ultimate Custom Night

Nightmare Freddy's Jumpscare

Nightmare Freddy attacking the player (click to animate).

Nightmare Freddy returns in Ultimate Custom Night as one of the selectable characters.

When the Freddles begin to accumulate in your office, shine your flashlight on them before Freddy appears!
 
— Menu description

Nightmare Freddy, similar to his behavior in Five Nights at Freddy's 4, will only appear if the Freddles fully accumulate on the player's desk and around the office. Shine the flashlight to scare them away. If the player lets too many of them gather together then Nightmare Freddy will be summoned, ending the run with a jumpscare.

Upon death, Nightmare Freddy will taunt the player and tell them that they'll never be able to escape from the ever-lasting nightmare. On rare occasions, he may inform the player that he was "remade" by the "one you shouldn't have killed".

The challenges in which Nightmare Freddy is present are as follows:

  • Bears Attack 2
  • Bears Attack 3
  • Nightmares Attack
  • Chaos 1

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

While Nightmare Freddy himself doesn't return in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted, the Freddles make a brief cameo appearance on the monitors when the player starts up the blacklight version of Freddy Fazbear's Parts and Service level. They also have their own model in the gallery.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Gameplay

Brightened

Teasers

Miscellaneous

Ultimate Custom Night

Gameplay

Others

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted!

Box arts

Merchandise

Miscellaneous

Dialogue

Audio Dialogue Description
NFreddy2
"No light can save you now."Upon killing the player in Ultimate Custom Night.
NFreddy3
"I have always been hiding in your shadow."Upon killing the player in Ultimate Custom Night.
NFreddy4
"What a gift to relish: a victim that can't perish."Upon killing the player in Ultimate Custom Night.
NFreddy5
"I am given flesh to be your tormentor."Upon killing the player in Ultimate Custom Night.
NFreddy1
"I am remade, but not by you. By the one you should not have killed."Upon killing the player in Ultimate Custom Night.

Sounds

Audio Description
TheWarningSign
Warning: Loud!
FNaF4 Jumpscare
The scream Nightmare Freddy emits when attacking the player in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 and Ultimate Custom Night. This is shared with most of the nightmare animatronics.
TheWarningSign
Warning: Loud!
Minimonsters
The sound the Freddles make when they're active in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 and Ultimate Custom Night.

General

  • While the audio for the Freddles' screech is called "Minimonsters" in the game files, it is also referred as "0619_Pigs, Slaughter_4" when played in Groove Music. Suggested by the name, their scream comes from the pigs in the slaughterhouse but slowed down.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

  • Interestingly, Nightmare Freddy's teaser seems to have a different type of head, as the holes of the head and its shape seems different. It is likely that Nightmare Freddy got remade, or just of the angle.
  • Strangely, Nightmare Freddy's name was not confirmed when his teaser was uploaded to the official IndieDB page for Five Nights at Freddy's 4, unlike the other nightmare animatronics (excluding Plushtrap, as his was revealed in the source code on Scott's website). While the other nightmares had their teasers named to their respected names (ex. Nightmare Bonnie), Nightmare Freddy's was simply called "teaser". It is unknown why this is.
    • However, if the said teaser was revealed to be named "Nightmare Freddy" then it would spoil the rest of the character's names, excluding Plushtrap and Nightmare.
  • Nightmare Freddy is one of the three nightmare animatronics who doesn't appear in the fourth game's trailer, the others being Nightmare and Nightmare Fredbear.
    • However, his three Freddles do appear in the trailer.
    • Ironically, this means that none of the animatronics from the fourth game that are based on Freddy Fazbear are present in the trailer (unless the Freddles are counted).
  • Nightmare Freddy is one of seven antagonists in the series to have more than one jumpscare, the others are Freddy Fazbear (from the first game), Springtrap (from the third game), Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Foxy, Nightmare Mangle, Nightmare (if their jumpscares from the closet are counted), and Nightmare Chica (but technically she has her jumpscare and her cupcake's jumpscare).
  • Nightmare Freddy is the second nightmare animatronic to have helpers, as he has his miniature counterparts. The first was Nightmare Chica, as she has her cupcake.
    • However, unlike Nightmare Chica’s cupcake, who can successfully jumpscare the player, the Mini-Freddies just pop up on the bed, and can be fended off by using the flashlight.
  • Nightmare Freddy appears to have five fingers on each hand, as opposed to the cartoonish four-fingered hands of the original Freddy Fazbear.
    • This also applies to the other nightmare animatronics, with the exception of Plushtrap. It is unclear why this is though it may simply be a stylistic choice on Scott Cawthon's part to make the nightmare animatronics look more menacing.
    • Oddly enough, Nightmare Freddy also seems to be missing his signature microphone; the reason for this is unknown.
  • Nightmare Freddy has two jumpscares, but due to the lack of animations, it will show Nightmare Freddy jumpscaring the player in the middle of the room even if they are either at the doors or the closet. This is also the case for Nightmare Fredbear.
    • He also seems to grab the player character and lift them up in both of his jumpscares.
  • Nightmare Freddy appears to be holding up four fingers in the Five Nights at Freddy's 4 icon, most likely signifying that it's the fourth game in the series.
  • Nightmare Freddy's head is somewhat box-like, much like his regular counterpart's appearance in the second game.
  • Along with Nightmare Foxy, Nightmare Freddy doesn't immediately attack the player.
  • Nightmare Freddy is one of Freddy's counterparts to not carry a microphone. The others being Nightmare Fredbear, Nightmare, and Yenndo.
  • Nightmare Freddy and Plushtrap are the only nightmare animatronics not to appear at the Left Hall or the Right Hall.
  • Nightmare Freddy is one of only three nightmare animatronics to appear in both the Standard and Halloween Editions, the others being Nightmare Balloon Boy and Nightmare Fredbear.
    • Nightmare Freddy is also one of the nightmare animatronics that wasn't reskinned or replaced for the Halloween Edition, the other being Nightmare Fredbear.
      • If Nightmare is counted, then Nightmare Freddy is the only nightmare animatronic that doesn't have another version at all.
  • When Nightmare Freddy jumpscares the player from the bed, he is kneeling down.
  • Nightmare Freddy is one of four nightmare animatronics that can pick up the player off of the ground during a jumpscare, the others being Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Foxy, and Nightmare Fredbear.
  • Nightmare Freddy will be more active when the "Mad Freddy" challenge is enabled.
  • Quite similarly to the name "Shadow Freddy," the term "Freddles" is a fan-given name used to refer to the Mini-Freddies as seen in the screenshots for the series' 3rd anniversary.
  • The Freddles are the only nightmare characters in the game to posses the glossy-black eyes that the original animatronics have.
  • In Nightmare Freddy's teaser, his pupils didn't glow at all, unlike in-game.

Errors

  • During Nightmare Freddy's Bedroom jumpscare, his eyes appear to roll similar to Phantom Freddy from Five Nights at Freddy's 3.
  • While being picked up by Nightmare Freddy during his jumpscare, it is possible to see that the end table next to the bed is invisible.
  • When the Mini-Freddies are on the bed, they seem to clip through the bed.
    • The middle Mini-Freddy is also shown clipping through the bed when escaping.
  • During both jumpscares, Nightmare Freddy's arms are switched.
  • During the beginning of his bed jumpscare, both of his legs up to his knees clip into the bed before he lunges at the player.

Ultimate Custom Night

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    Nightmare Freddy and his Freddles as seen separated in two mugshots in one of the pre-updated versions for the character menu teaser, before the next update.

    From the first teaser for Ultimate Custom Night featuring the menu of animatronic characters, while it changes constantly over days, Nightmare Freddy and the Freddles has their own separated mugshots. Both mugshots were later merged into one when the update change for the first teaser was shown.
  • On April 1st, Scott Cawthon supposedly added Nightmare Freddy's mechanic (along with Foxy and Phone Guy.) However, the mechanic turned out to be an April Fool's Prank, referencing the popular dream theory about Five Nights at Freddy's. The mechanic reads:
He appears suddenly in your office holding an alarm clock. You have only a moment to press the button and activate the alarm. If you press the button in time, you will awaken in your bed for ten seconds before falling back asleep and continuing the night.
  • Uniquely, in this game, Nightmare Freddy has five Freddles as opposed to the original three Freddles he had in Five Nights at Freddy's 4.
  • Nightmare Freddy is one of the only characters that mention "the one you shouldn't have killed". Others being Jack-O-Chica, Mangle, and Withered Chica.
  • Tim Simmons, Nightmare Freddy's voice actor, was thought to be Freddy Fazbear's voice actor due to his audition for the character on Voices.com. Scott debunked this when he stated on Reddit that he hired Tim for a different part based on his audition for Freddy, this part being Nightmare Freddy.[1]

Errors

  • Nightmare Freddy's menu description has an error showing Freddy's original simple name instead of his actual name.

References

Characters
Animatronics
Standard Animatronics
Originals: Bonnie (ClassicWithered)Chica (ClassicWithered)El ChipFoxy (ClassicWithered)Freddy Fazbear (ClassicWithered)Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Toys: BBJJMangleToy BonnieToy ChicaToy FreddyThe Puppet
Funtimes: BalloraBidybabBonnetBaby (CircusScrap)Funtime ChicaFuntime Freddy / Bon-BonFuntime FoxyLolbitMinireena
Rockstars: LeftyRockstar BonnieRockstar ChicaRockstar FoxyRockstar Freddy
Springlock Hybrids: FredbearSpring Bonnie
Endoskeletons: EnnardMolten FreddyYenndoOther Endoskeletons
Others: William Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
Noncanon: Dee DeeElectrobab
Supernatural Animatronics
Phantoms: Phantom BBPhantom ChicaPhantom FoxyPhantom FreddyPhantom ManglePhantom Puppet
Nightmares: NightmareNightmare Balloon BoyNightmare BonnieNightmare ChicaNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmarionnePlushtrap
Shadows: Shadow BonnieShadow Freddy
Others: Golden FreddyGlitchtrap
Noncanon: Jack-O-BonnieJack-O-ChicaNightmare Mangle
About Pages
AnimatronicsSpringlock Suits
Humans
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Callers
Cassette ManPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechnicians
Miscellaneous
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Others
HelpyTrash and the GangCandy CadetSecurity PuppetPlushBaby
Noncanon: Old Man Consequences

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