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I am the fearful reflection of what you have created.
Nightmarionne, Ultimate Custom Night.

Nightmarionne (commonly referred to as Nightmare Puppet and Nightmarionette) is a nightmare animatronic, and a menacing counterpart of the Puppet. It first appeared in the exclusive Halloween Edition of Five Nights at Freddy's 4, where it replaces Nightmare and thus shares the same behavior.

Physical Appearance

While Nightmarionne shares similarities with its original counterpart, Nightmarionne has many qualities which set it apart from the Puppet.

Nightmarionne appears to be the "skinniest" of the animatronics. It has a very thin, black body, which resembles a human skeleton. Its limbs are made out of thick ribbons of the same material as the rest of its body, braided together, ending in points or knots. From the ends of its short arms protrude three long, spindly, pointy fingers, each one bearing four white stripes. Its knees are set low on its body, and its feet are simply braids of material that end in a fine point. Its torso is incredibly thin in the middle, and its upper chest appears to have a rib cage on the outside. Unlike its original counterpart, it lacks the three buttons on its chest, or the striping on its legs.

Its face is white, with small, black lips, and thick, black, vertical stripes, reaching from the bottom of the eyes to the top of the mouth painted on. Its mouth is open in a wide, sinister grin, revealing pointed, sharp-looking teeth, its upper jaw revealing more teeth than the lower. Its eyes are black, save for rather small, round, white pupils shining in each socket. When light lands upon its face properly and illuminates its eyes, it is revealed they are quite similar to the eyes of the animatronics from the third game. They are white and round, too small for the sockets, and appear to be nearly-visible bloodshot. Its pupils also glow, emanating an eerie, white light. It also lacks rosy cheeks.

The texture of its body has detailing that appears similar to leather, though it seems to be sleeker, and fairly shiny. Its face is clearly much smoother than the rest of its body.


Based on its quotes in Ultimate Custom Night, Nightmarionne is wicked, vengeful, and sadistic. As with the other nightmares, it opportunistically torments its victims. Its voice is low-pitched, distorted, and also stutters in a glitch-like fashion.


Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Nightmare FredbearCN (1)
"I assure you, I am very real."

The contents of this section are from a non-canon source, and thus, have no bearing on the official lore of the series.


Nightmarionne's jumpscare.

Nightmarionne behaves exactly as Nightmare, meaning that it can attack from the Bed, Closet, Left Hall, and Right Hall. As a replacement of Nightmare, Nightmarionne only appears in Nightmare and Custom Night modes from 4 AM onward. It can appear any night with the All Nightmare challenge turned on.

When Nightmarionne is active, the music of the Music Box from Five Nights at Freddy's 2 will play. Nightmarionne will also occasionally laugh, similar to Nightmare Fredbear and Nightmare. Using the same strategy for Nightmare and Nightmare Fredbear, the player must pay close attention to the stepping sounds Nightmarionne makes, in order to tell which direction it's going when defending themselves.

Similar to Golden Freddy from the first game while jumpscaring the player, Nightmarionne's close-up screen will appear with light-bluish colors, and a lack of teeth. In addition to its jumpscare, it shares the same strange radio-like noise as Nightmare, and will also return the player to the main menu upon being jumpscared.

Ultimate Custom Night

Don't let your mouse cursor linger over Nightmarionne for too long!
Menu description,

Nightmarionne returns in Ultimate Custom Night as one of the numerous selectable characters.

Nightmarionne's Jumpscare

Nightmarionne attacking the player, animated.

Nightmarionne will become active inside the Office and appear around in random areas. As it appears, the player must dodge their mouse cursor away from Nightmarionne until it completely vanishes away, because hovering the cursor over it slowly makes it appear in solid. Once entirely solid, it will directly jumpscare the player to end the night.

Sometimes on 50/20 mode, Nightmarionne will fully appear at the start in its almost solid appearance, so the player needs to stay cautious.

The challenges in which Nightmarionne is present are as follows:

  • Nightmares Attack
  • Springtrapped
  • Chaos 3

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted


Nightmarionne attacking the player, animated.

Nightmarionne returns in the Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted in the second Night Terrors level. It will approach from either the hallways, the closet, the bed or the ceiling. When attacking from the hallways, the player must simply close the door to repel it. When appearing under the bed, in the closet or in the ceiling, Nightmarionne will wriggle its fingers like tentacles, and the player must shoo it away with their flashlight. Neglecting Nightmarionne will result in it jumpscaring the player.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4




Ultimate Custom Night



Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Gallery Menu


Model and Animations



Ultimate Custom Night/ Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted

The n-nightmare is j-just beginnin-ing.


Let's ta-aste d-death again and again and ag-gain.


I am the fearful reflec-ection of what you have c-created.


Thi-is is a n-nightmare that you-u won't-t w-wake from.


This t-time, death cannot save you-u.


Five Nights at Freddy's 4

The music that plays when Nightmarionne is active. This music is the same music used for the Puppet from the second game.
Music Box Melody Playful
The sound Nightmarionne makes when attacking the player. This is shared with Nightmare.
Warning: While the sound is not very loud, it may be sudden and startling!
Nightmarionne's laughter that plays when he enters the room. This is shared with Nightmare Fredbear and Nightmare.
The sound Nightmarionne emits when on the Bed or in the Closet. This is shared with Nightmare Fredbear and Nightmare.

Warning: Loud!


Ultimate Custom Night

The sound Nightmarionne makes when attacking the player.

Warning: Loud!

FNaF4 Jumpscare

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

<center>The music that plays when Nightmarionne is active. This music is the same music used for the Puppet from the second game.

Music Box Melody Playful

The sounds of Nightmarionne's waving tentacles.

Slime 01 Nightmarionne
Slime 02 Nightmarionne
Slime 03 Nightmarionne
The sound Nightmarionne emits when attacking the player.


  • Nightmarionne is the only nightmare animatronic to possess only one set of teeth.
    • While Nightmare Chica's Cupcake also has this feature, it is not shown to be an independent character as it only attacks once Nightmare Chica is in the main bedroom.
    • Nightmarionne is also one of four antagonists in the series to have one set of teeth. The others being BB, Circus Baby, and Bidybab.
  • Nightmarionne and Shadow Bonnie are the only antagonists in the entire series that are completely colorless.
  • Nightmarionne is the Puppet's only counterpart to lack buttons and rosy cheeks as well.
  • Like Plushtrap, Nightmarionne is a nightmare animatronic without five fingers per hand.
  • Nightmarionne may also resemble the iconic paranormal creature known as Slenderman.
  • Since his voice role as Nightmarionne, Aleks Le has also voice acted as Kaiman from Dorohedoro and Ami Kirio from Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun!.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

  • Nightmarionne's discovery in his teaser is strikingly similar to how the Puppet was revealed for Five Nights at Freddy's 2; both are covered in near-complete darkness and can only be shown by brightening their respective images.
    • The Nightmarionne teaser image was also titled "dontwakethebaby.jpg". This may be a reference to the Youtuber Markiplier, who helped popularize the series.
  • It's possible Nightmarionne's name was originally intended to be "Nightmarionette" but due to an error text was cut off.
  • Nightmarionne's head tilts towards his right (the player's left) at all times.
  • Nightmarionne is one of two nightmare animatronics that is perfectly undamaged. The other being Nightmare Balloon Boy.
    • With his appearance being undamaged and no sign of exposed endoskeleton parts, his body seems to look more organic than robotic, unlike other nightmares.
  • Nightmarionne is one of two nightmare animatronics that doesn't have any endoskeleton showing, the other being Nightmare Balloon Boy.
  • Nightmarionne, Nightmare Mangle, and Nightmare Balloon Boy are the only animatronic counterparts that are not reskins of their original forms.
  • Nightmarionne is the only nightmare animatronic to have thinner and longer arms and legs than its original counterpart.
  • Nightmarionne is the third animatronic with a killscreen, the second being Nightmare, and the first being Golden Freddy.
  • If looked at closely, Nightmarionne's left arm is clipping through the wall of the Left Hall; its right arm also clips through the wall of the Right Hall.

Ultimate Custom Night

  • Scott's Steam post of beta-testing the 50/20 mode and recording its results surprisingly mentions that he got jumpscared multiple times by Nightmarionne, even to the point of describing his reaction as "Nightmarionne seems to be a real problem."
  • From the Character Guide announcement on the game's Steam page, Scott describes the mechanics for Nightmarionne with his own words:

His presence moves randomly to different locations in your office as you play, and begins to reappear when your mouse cursor moves over him. Be quick to avoid the area of the office that he occupies, or your run will end with a jumpscare![1]

  • Nightmarionne's page lists his character as a "demonic-looking marionette having a heavily distorted, almost unintelligible voice."
  • In the character programming roster, Scott mentioned Nightmarionne as "he", despite it's original counterpart being gender ambiguous.
    • The Freddy Files, however, already described the Puppet as being male beforehand. It is speculated that the puppet itself is supposed to be male, whereas the spirit possessing it was previously a girl.
  • When Nightmarionne appears upside-down, its left arm stretches all the way to the left of the screen. As the outstretched arm is part of Nightmarionne's graphic, it may attack if the player hovers over its arm for too long.

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

  • Nightmarionne occasionally mutters its quotes from Ultimate Custom Night while active.
  • While Nightmarionne is active, the player can hear "My Grandfather's Clock" playing in the background, like in Five Nights at Freddy's 4.
  • While Aleks Le recorded Nightmarrione's lines for Ultimate Custom Night, the credits used to say the lines were used in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. This was fixed in a patch.
  • Nightmarionne is one of three animatronics to have a plushie prize that does not exist in real life, alongside Scrap Baby and Glitchtrap.


  1. Character Guide - Ultimate Custom Night. June 15, 2018. Steam
Core Series Characters
Standard Animatronics
Bonnie (ClassicWithered)Chica (ClassicWithered)Foxy (ClassicWithered)Freddy Fazbear (ClassicWithered)
Mediocre Melodies
Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Balloon BoyDee DeeJJMangleToy BonnieToy ChicaToy FreddyThe Puppet
BalloraBidybabBonnetBaby (CircusScrap)ElectrobabFuntime ChicaFuntime Freddy / Bon-BonFuntime FoxyLolbitMinireena
LeftyRockstar BonnieRockstar ChicaRockstar FoxyRockstar Freddy
Glamrock ChicaGlamrock FreddyMontgomery GatorRoxanne Wolf
Springlock Hybrids
FredbearSpring Bonnie
Endo-01Endo-02EnnardMolten FreddyYenndo
El ChipMusic Man
Supernatural Animatronics
Phantom BBPhantom ChicaPhantom FoxyPhantom FreddyPhantom ManglePhantom Puppet
NightmareNightmare Balloon BoyNightmare BonnieNightmare ChicaNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmare MangleNightmarionnePlushtrap
Arcade AnimatronicsBlacklight AnimatronicsGolden FreddyHeatwave AnimatronicsWasteland AnimatronicsWilliam Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
Holiday Animatronics
DreadbearGrimm FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Other Holiday Animatronics
AnimatronicsMinor AnimatronicsScrapped AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery Catalog
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
HenryPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechniciansVanny
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Candy CadetEgg BabySecurity Puppet
GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man ConsequencesPlushBabyTrash and the Gang

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