“My work is focused on my hypothesis that you can take a saturation of agony, add any kind of intelligence—even an artificial one—and they will combine together to transmute the energy of emotion into the energy of physical action. This, I believe, is what explains what people call 'haunted' objects.”
Dr. Phineas was very neat in his appearance. He wore a white lab coat, a gray dress shirt, and a red tie. He kept his gray hair short and his face cleanly shaven.
From the epilogue story of Fazbear Frights 3: 1:35 A.M., revealed from the flashbacks, Dr. Phineas studied the concepts of energy and human emotions. He believes that humans can put up a "protective energy shield" against negative intentions. His most important research on emotions is "agony", which he believed to be the strongest emotion out of all others, enough to affiliate into an inanimate object to bring it to life. For his experiments, he bought "haunted" objects, such as torture devices from online auctions. He dislikes the term though, he'd rather believe them to be "energized by agony” as opposed to the objects being possessed by ghosts.
Every week, Phineas receives a new shipment of emotionally charged objects. One day, he received an endoskeleton for his biggest project yet, along with some other new energized items. Dr. Phineas gets to work on the endoskeleton. He first ripped the face out of Simon, a drawn-on white doll, and placed it on top of the endoskeleton. Then, he tore apart Fetch, a scrapped animatronic dog, and put its battery pack onto the endoskeleton. Once the agonized endoskeleton began to move, its metal fingers attempted to touch Phineas. Its battery started to glow red, and Phineas sensed danger and tried to create a mental shield. He died, feeling excruciating pain and his consciousness annihilated.
Phineas' eyeless, mummified corpse was later discovered by Ruben, who was worried since Phineas never missed a meal at his truck. He called the police, who investigated, and stated that they suspected some sort of electrical discharge that killed Phineas.
The creation Phineas unleashed upon the world went on to become an urban legend, being seen by several people collecting searching in random places to random items.
- Phineas is briefly mentioned in 1:35 A.M. while Delilah is searching for information about her Ella doll, connecting the two stories.
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