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The shadow animatronics are ghost-like entities with the unknown place of origin, whereabouts, and history functions. They first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, then reappeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and several other games of the Five Nights at Freddy's saga.

Physical Appearance

The shadow animatronics lack solid forms as they appear as shadowy, supernatural specters with forms based on the Fazbear Entertainment animatronics. Most of them have very dark colors, while sporting glowing white eyes and teeth.


Recurring Animatronics

A list of shadow animatronics who appeared in more than one game or having a bigger role in their first and only debut of a specific game.

Name Image Based On Notes
RWQFSFASXC Spectre Toy Bonnie He first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, where he spawns inside the Office.
Shadow Freddy 269 Golden Freddy (withered) He first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, where he spawns in the Parts/Service room.

Minor Animatronics

A list of shadow animatronics who appeared only once with a very brief role.

Name Image Based On Notes
Shadow Balloon Boy 731 (1) Balloon Boy Three of them appear in the BB's Air Adventure minigame from Five Nights at Freddy's 3.
Shadow Puppet Crying Puppet The Puppet It only appears in the Mangle's Quest minigame from Five Nights at Freddy's 3.
Shadow Cupcake 999 Chica's cupcake Four of them appear during Night 3 of Five Nights at Freddy's 3, and also appearer in the Chica's Party minigame.
X.O.R. XOR Dee Dee Better known as Shadow Dee Dee, she only appears in Ultimate Custom Night
Dark Freddy
Shadowfred partsandserv3
Freddy Fazbear He only appears in the blacklight mode of Freddy's level from the Parts and Service mode of Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted.
Shadow Mangle
Mangle The shadow variant of Mangle who only appeared in the Vent Repair segment occasionally in Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted.


Glitch Minigame

The "otherworld" seen in the third game's Glitched Minigame.

  • It is possible that Shadow Freddy and RWQFSFASXC were created from the agony of the murders (a concept introduced in The Fourth Closet, and expanded upon in 1:35 AM), and are modeled after the two springlock suits (Fredbear and Spring Bonnie). Shadow Freddy luring the animatronics into the backroom to be dismantled, as seen in the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 end-of-night minigames, resembles the way in which William Afton murdered his victims. It also explains the connection of RWQFSFASXC to remnant in the AR game (a similar concept).
  • In the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 retro minigames, Shadow BB, Shadow Puppet, and Shadow Cupcake can be only located in secret areas with silhouette objects and multi-colored static skies. This heavily implies that the shadow animatronics inhabit some sort of supernatural otherworld outside of the normal world.
  • In Five Nights at Freddy's 3, most of the shadow animatronics' retro minigame sprites (even RWQFSFASXC's end-of-night minigame sprite) are revealed blue in color if brightened twice.
  • It is unknown if the Shadow Remnants are in some way connected to the shadow animatronics in any way whatsoever.
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
DreadbearGrim FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Arcade AnimatronicsBlacklight AnimatronicsGolden FreddyWasteland AnimatronicsWilliam Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
AnimatronicsMinor AnimatronicsScrapped AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery Catalog
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
Cassette ManPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechniciansReluctant Follower
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Candy CadetEgg BabySecurity Puppet
GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man ConsequencesPlushBabyTrash and the Gang

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