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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 as a rare easter egg in the Parts/Service camera and can only be seen after every other animatronic (including Withered Foxy) has moved.

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. His main role is leading one of the four main animatronics to the safe room each night where they are dismantled by William Afton. On very rare occasions, he appears in 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

A character resembling Shadow Freddy makes a brief appearance in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator in the opening minigame.

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".

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
Arcade AnimatronicsBlacklight AnimatronicsGolden FreddyHeatwave AnimatronicsWasteland AnimatronicsWilliam Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
Holiday Animatronics
DreadbearGrimm FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Other Holiday Animatronics
AnimatronicsMinor AnimatronicsScrapped AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery Catalog
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
HenryPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechniciansVanny
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Candy CadetEgg BabySecurity Puppet
GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man ConsequencesPlushBabyTrash and the Gang

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