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In addition to Springtrap, there are loads of animatronic hallucinations to deal with. All of them will cause systems to malfunction unless you take quick action, and suspiciously, all the animatronics appear burned.
The Freddy Files, page 64


Phantom Chica and Phantom Foxy from the "In your mind" teaser for Five Nights at Freddy's 3.

The phantom animatronics are hallucination-like variants of the original animatronics who haunt in Fazbear's Fright: The Horror Attraction throughout the nights.

The phantom animatronics first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 as side antagonists. Some of them returned in Ultimate Custom Night and Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted.

Physical Appearance

The phantom animatronics are the burned and damaged ghost-like entities based on the animatronics, with greenish hue and charred colors. Their dark color tones made these variants almost blend in backgrounds and hardly noticeable, especially when viewing the security cameras. All have empty black eyes with grayish-colored irises and glowing white pupils.


The phantoms' origins and whereabouts are unexplored. They will randomly appear on certain cameras or in the Office. If one to witness the phantoms, they cannot physically kill but jumpscaring them, then disappear in a flash of light to either disable their ventilation or merely as distractions.


Name Image Based On Notes
Phantom Freddy Extra Freddy

Golden Freddy (Withered)
Freddy Fazbear (FNaF HW)

First appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, where he resides in the hallway outside of the Office.
Phantom BB Extra BB Balloon Boy First appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, where he spawns almost anywhere in security cameras.
Phantom Chica Extra Chica Chica First appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, where she spawns from CAM 07.
Phantom Mangle 693 Mangle First appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, where it spawns from CAM 04.
Phantom Foxy Extra Foxy

Withered Foxy
Foxy (FNaF HW)

First appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, where he spawns inside the Office.
Phantom Puppet Extra Puppet The Puppet Only appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, where it spawns from CAM 08.


  • These are the only animatronic counterparts of the series not to outright kill the protagonists, and instead taking the role as distractions or obstacles to hinder the progress.
    • Despite the phantoms serving as obstacles, there is a rare bug on the mobile version where Phantom Freddy and Phantom Chica can directly end the game.
  • Bonnie is the only standard animatronic who never received a phantom counterpart, this is probably due to the fact that Springtrap already takes the role.
  • In Five Nights at Freddy's 3, it is entirely possible for multiple phantom animatronics to appear on the Monitor in one run, totaling over at least three phantoms.
  • The phantoms are theorized to be the souls of the dead children murdered by William Afton, taking a burnt-damaged form of the suits they formerly possessed.
    • However this seems unlikely, as the phantoms haunt the night guard instead of Springtrap.
  • In Ultimate Custom Night, their appearances are less burnt and more brighter to see.
    • Phantom Freddy and Phantom BB are the only phantoms in the game to jumpscare the player, they also have non-animated jumpscares, as it is only one solo frame.
  • All six phantoms have appeared in more than one game except Phantom Puppet, whose only appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3.
  • Despite their appearance in Help Wanted, none of the phantom animatronics' models appear in the Gallery area or have their own action figures.
Core Series Characters
Standard Animatronics
Bonnie (ClassicWithered)Chica (ClassicWithered)Foxy (ClassicWithered)Freddy Fazbear (ClassicWithered)
Mediocre Melodies
Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Balloon BoyJJMangleToy 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
Dee DeeEl ChipMoon AnimatronicMusic Man
Supernatural Animatronics
Phantom BBPhantom ChicaPhantom FoxyPhantom FreddyPhantom ManglePhantom Puppet
NightmareNightmare Balloon BoyNightmare BonnieNightmare ChicaNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmare MangleNightmarionnePlushtrapDreadbearGrimm FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Animatronic Skins
Arcade AnimatronicsCircus AnimatronicsHeatwave AnimatronicsHoliday AnimatronicsWasteland Animatronics
Blacklight AnimatronicsGolden FreddyWilliam Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
AnimatronicsMinor AnimatronicsScrapped AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery Catalog
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Candy CadetCoffeeEgg BabySecurity Puppet
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Girl (SB)Security Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
HenryPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechniciansVanny
Re-animated Objects
PlushBabyTrash and the Gang
GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man Consequences

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