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Playing as a child whose role is yet unknown, you must safeguard yourself until 6am...
The Steam description describing the protagonist, Five Nights at Freddy's 4

The unnamed child protagonist(s) is/are the main character(s) in Five Nights at Freddy's 4.


Main Gameplay

The child using their flashlight to look around in the bedroom.

The protagonist who remains in the bedroom, endangered by the nightmare animatronics. The child must look after the nightmare animatronics from his surroundings to survive in all seven nights, from 12 to 6AM. He has fair hearing, especially when considering Nightmare Bonnie and Nightmare Chica's quiet breathing.

End-of-Night Minigames

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Main article: Crying Child

The child protagonist also appears in the end-of-night minigames. It's revealed he lives in the house with his family, consisting of his cruel big brother and unseen parents and possibly a sister. Unlike other protagonists of the franchise, his physical appearance is fully viewed. He has a fairly light skin tone with his face constantly stained with tears. He wears a black shirt with two lone gray stripes on it, and blue short trousers, an outfit which he wears for 6 days straight. He has constant black eyes and dark brown hair.

The end-of-night minigame after Night 5 reveals him to be the bite victim of '83, after being pushed into Fredbear's functioning mouth by his older brother and his gang from the diner.


  • The crying child bears a striking similarity to the fifth child in the happiest day minigame, with both being the birthday boys, and both being associated with the same animatronic.
  • The map for Circus Baby's Entertainment and Rental. Note that the map layouts for Five Nights at Freddy's 4 are visible.

    In Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location, the Breaker Room's map reveals that the Five Nights at Freddy's 4 locations, the house during main gameplay and end-of-night minigame areas, are separated in different places, suggesting that there at least two protagonists.
    • This would make Five Nights at Freddy's 4 one of two games to feature more than one playable character, the other being Five Nights at Freddy's 2 with Jeremy Fitzgerald and Fritz Smith.
    • However, this is very unlikely to be the case as very rarely the player can see what appears to be an IV cord and flowers something found in hospitals for sick, injured, or dying and that's most likely where the bite victim would go after the incident.
  • Additionally the reason parts of the map were in different areas could be that the some of faded areas on the map are all apart of one building on the surface.
    • To further prove this Nightmare Fredbear in Ultimate Custom Night says "Let me put you back together, then take you apart all over again" a phrase only associated with the bite victim, additionally in the private room in Sister Location one can see the same Fredbear plush that belonged to the bite victim next to the monitors of the FNaF 4 house.
  • The Private Room in Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location heavily implies, if not outright confirmed, that he is a member of the Afton Family, more specifically the son of William Afton, as it's likely William was talking to him through the Fredbear plush via a walkie talkie that was next to the same plush on the desk, helping him in an almost fatherly way. He also set up camera in the bite victim's house to watch him and William could have only done this if it was his own house.
Core Series Characters
Standard Animatronics
BonnieChicaFoxyFreddy Fazbear
Mediocre Melodies
Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Balloon BoyJJMangleToy BonnieToy ChicaToy FreddyThe Puppet
BalloraBidybabBonnetCircus BabyElectrobabFuntime ChicaFuntime FreddyFuntime FoxyLolbitMinireena
LeftyRockstar BonnieRockstar ChicaRockstar FoxyRockstar Freddy
Glamrock ChicaGlamrock FreddyMontgomery GatorRoxanne Wolf
Springlock Hybrids
FredbearSpring Bonnie
EnnardMolten Freddy
Control Module AnimatronicsDee DeeEl ChipMoondropMusic ManSecurity PuppetSun Animatronic
Supernatural Animatronics
Phantom BBPhantom ChicaPhantom FoxyPhantom FreddyPhantom ManglePhantom Puppet
NightmareNightmare Balloon BoyNightmare BonnieNightmare ChicaNightmare EndoNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmare MangleNightmarionnePlushtrapDreadbearGrimm FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Animatronic Skins
Arcade AnimatronicsAztec AnimatronicsChocolate AnimatronicsCircus AnimatronicsForest AnimatronicsHeatwave AnimatronicsHoliday AnimatronicsScary Tales AnimatronicsScreampunk AnimatronicsWasteland AnimatronicsWicked Tides AnimatronicsWinter Animatronics
8-Bit BabyBlacklight AnimatronicsFreddy FrostbearGolden FreddyHardmode AnimatronicsSpringtrapScraptrap
AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery CatalogCustom Night Character RosterCupcake AnimatronicsScrapped Animatronics
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Vending Robots
Candy CadetOther Vending Bots
Service Robots
Staff BotsWet Floor Bot
Other Robots
Egg Baby
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtVanessaSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
HenryPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
CharlotteCrying ChildChild Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)Elizabeth AftonGregoryWilliam AftonTechniciansThe PrincessVanny
Re-animated Objects
PlushBabyTrash and the Gang
GlitchtrapOld Man ConsequencesHelpy