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Shadow Freddy, from the end-of-night minigames,
Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Shadow Freddy is a mysterious shadow variant of Freddy Fazbear that appears in the Five Nights at Freddy's series.

Physical Appearance

Shadow Freddy has exactly the same appearance as Golden Freddy's "withered" appearance, albeit being recolored dark purple. Unlike Golden Freddy, he has large glowing bright eyes and teeth.

In Five Nights at Freddy's 3, Shadow Freddy lacks the glowing white effects for the eyes and teeth.


Five Nights at Freddy's 2

A shadow version of Freddy occasionally appears in the Parts/Service Room
The Freddy Files, page 43

Shadow Freddy originally appears in Five Nights at Freddy's 2 in the Parts/Service camera rarely and can only be seen after every other withered animatronic (including Withered Foxy) has moved, found sitting in the area where Withered Bonnie normally sits.

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Crumpled Freddy suit sometimes appears in the corner of the office.
The Freddy Files, page 79

Shadow Freddy makes another appearance in Five Nights at Freddy's 3. He serves a main role in the end-of-night minigames (from Night 1 to 4), where he leads one of the four main animatronics to the safe room each night where they are dismantled by William Afton.

In the primary gameplay, on very rare occasions, he is seen slumped in the left-most end of the Office.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

While Shadow Freddy doesn't make an official appearance in this game, it is heavily speculated that Nightmare is a counterpart to him.

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator

Shadow Freddy makes a brief appearance in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator in the opening minigame. In this minigame, Shadow Freddy appears in the fourth level where he will duplicate, causing the game to glitch, until a wall of sprites block the child off completely.

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator



  • A folder in the Five Nights at Freddy's 4 game files suggests that Nightmare may, in fact, be Shadow Freddy. However, Nightmare is pitch-black in color rather than deep purple.

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

  • Shadow Freddy was absent in the original mobile port but added in the remastered edition.

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

  • There was some confusion over Shadow Freddy's identity due to the green lighting in the office, leading some to speculate he was Golden Freddy, however, the Clickteam Fusion 2.5 MFA files disprove that.

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator

  • Shadow Freddy's sprite from the starting minigame is referred to in the MFA files as "Dark Freddy".

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

  • Dark Freddy, a new animatronic character who debuts in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted appears to be a homage to Shadow Freddy. However, he is modeled after the classic Freddy Fazbear instead of Golden Freddy's withered form and appears completely pitch-black rather than purple while saving for the glowing white eyes and teeth.

Core Series Characters
Standard Animatronics
BonnieChicaFoxyFreddy Fazbear
Mediocre Melodies
Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Balloon BoyJJMangleToy BonnieToy ChicaToy FreddyThe Puppet
BalloraBidybabBonnetCircus BabyElectrobabFuntime 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 EndoNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmare MangleNightmarionnePlushtrapDreadbearGrimm FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Animatronic Skins
Arcade AnimatronicsCircus AnimatronicsForest AnimatronicsHeatwave AnimatronicsHoliday AnimatronicsWasteland Animatronics
Blacklight AnimatronicsGolden FreddySpringtrapScraptrap
AnimatronicsMinor AnimatronicsPosh PizzeriaScrapped AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery Catalog
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Candy CadetCoffeeEgg BabySecurity Puppet
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtVanessaSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
HenryPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)Elizabeth AftonGregoryWilliam AftonTechniciansThe PrincessVanny
Re-animated Objects
PlushBabyTrash and the Gang
GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man Consequences
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