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Don't worry, I'll be ready, and I won't let you down. It will be fun.
Vanny, Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted

Vanny is the presumed main antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach, who briefly appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted.

It's currently unclear whether she is the main protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, or a different character entirely. However, many signs point to the former.

Physical Appearance

Vanny is a slim, tall woman wearing a white bunny costume. Her costume has stitching all over it, with a large pink tartan stitching on her left hip. The costume also has a right-tilted blue bow on the chest and its hands and feet have pink paw pads under them. Her bunny mask has a wide, creepy smile with small buck teeth, a pair of long whiskers, small eyebrows and big, glowing red eyes that appear to be spaced out.


Vanny seems to be very manipulative as she attempts to trick her target, Gregory, into falling into a trap by pretending to be nice and well-meaning. She seems to cower from her master Glitchtrap, as shown in scrapped dialogue she quivers in fear while talking to him. She has uncertainty from her voice when being confronted about her task implying she isn't fully ready to kill victims. Additionally, her alias "reluctant follower" may mean she is not working with him willingly.


While not appearing physically, Vanny's voice can only be heard. In order to hear it, the player must:

  • Obtain Glitchtrap's plush after collecting 16 Tapes in the basic hub's levels.
  • Obtain the grinning white rabbit mask from the cellar while completing the Afraid of the Dark mode's "Corn Maze" level from the Curse of Dreadbear hub.

Back in the main area of the Freddy Fazbear Virtual Experience, the rabbit mask will be found in the Prize Counter. The player must wear the mask and hold the Glitchtrap plush to hear the voice. While holding the plush, Vanny can be heard saying the following:

Yes, I hear you. I know... No. There's no miscommunication... I understand... Yes, I have it. I made it myself. I think you would like it... No, no one suspects anything... Don't worry, I'll be ready, and I won't let you down. It will be fun.


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"I was the first! I have seen everything!"

This article or section contains a lot of speculation, which usually occurs from pre-release media, or just things that are still unknown, so please keep that in mind while reading. The page will continue to be updated with the most accurate information as more solid evidence is supplied.

The name "Reluctant Follower" was found on Since it appears to be the only new, unattributed name to anything, the voice from the mask seems very likely to be Vanny. On November 5th, 2019, the Glamrock Freddy teaser on was updated to include a small, rabbit-like silhouette in the skylight of the mall that has a rather feminine figure with ears similar to the Corn Maze mask. Opening the image in Notepad, the string "S h a d o w o f V a n n y" appears. In the source code of, since the teasers for the new game started appearing there, a conversation can be found:

Stay the course.
I will.
Focus on my voice.
I will.
Don't let anyone lead you astray.
I won't.
Have you selected one?
I have.

Assuming all this is related, fans have drawn a few popular, though yet unproven, conclusions, including:

  • Reluctant Follower's name is Vanessa, with Vanny being a nickname for them.
    • It is possible that Vanny is a portmanteau of "Vanessa" and "Bunny."
    • In Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery​​​​​​, a character called "Ness" was introduced. Ness has been stated to search disturbing content, such as subjects related to torture, "self-compliance", and "help", and doing things to her appearance like dyeing her hair in rainbow stripes. It is possible that she may actually be the Vanny, and the name "Ness" is short for her real name Vanessa.
      • However, there is another character named Vanessa in the game, which could disprove her name being Vanessa.
  • Reluctant Follower is the player's character in Help Wanted and the heard dialogue is the player speaking to someone.
  • Vanny is sometimes thought to be Tape Girl.
    • This is easily disproven due to Reluctant Follower and Tape Girl having different voice actresses.
  • Vanny is part of a cult that has William Afton as its central figure.
    • This idea is hard to support as the only known member of the supposed cult would be Vanny with Jeremy being another potential member, though evidence of that is weak.
  • Vanny is a protégé of William Afton, who will continue his killings after he's gone.
  • Vanny sent the materials to Silver Parasol Games to allow Glitchtrap to appear in the game and allow him to escape into someone else's body, effectively reviving William Afton.
    • This hinges on Glitchtrap truly being William Afton or some recreation of him.
    • For the Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted mobile port, it is speculated that the girl from Princess Quest is Vanny and the mini-game is like a metaphor for how she let Glitchtrap out.
  • She and Vanessa relatively share the same name, speculating that they could be connected.
    • A plausible theory is that she and Vanessa are the same person with Glitchtrap controlling her; which in turn resulted in a Vanny alter-ego.



  • Despite Vanny initially being referred to as "Reluctant Follower", meaning a person who unwillingly follows one's commands, Vanny doesn't seem to take commands reluctantly. This could mean that "Reluctant Follower" was the first stage of when Glitchtrap was corrupting Vanny.
    • Yet, it is still unknown how Vanny was able to get fully manipulated and corrupted to become as sinister and evil as Glitchtrap.
    • However it's highly implied that Vanny is the protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted, if this is true, this would mean that she was most likely corrupted when Glitchtrap attempted to fuse with her, although he failed, so he may have been at least influential on her due to the merging being semi-complete.
      • Vanny could have also been influenced by Glitchtrap's motives, and wanting to become as powerful as he was, although this would seem unlikely, hence due to the fact that Glitchtrap corrupted Vanny during the merging process.
  • Vanny is the fourth human character in the franchise to have merchandise based on her, the other three being the Five Nights at Freddy's 8-bit Mcfarlane toys of William Afton, the Foxy Bully, and the Crying Child from Five Nights at Freddy's 4.
  • Strangely, Vanny has been seen in 3 different outfits; a white bunny costume in her poster teaser and merchandise, a brown bunny costume in Episode 4 of Freddy and Friends: On Tour! and a costume that has both colors in the Security Breach trailer.

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

  • The character's name is shown on where her voice actress posted a feedback to Scott Cawthon's page.[1]
  • Vanny's rabbit mask is referred as "strangemask" in the files.
  • In Flat Mode, Vanny's voice can only be triggered at the Prize Counter. In order to trigger the voice, the player must immediately pick up the Glitchtrap plush after pressing the Prize Counter button.
    • It is also possible to throw the Glitchtrap plush across the hub area, making it reachable from the Prize Counter.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach

  • As seen in the trailer, Vanny will presumably jumpscare the player during gameplay.
    • She is the first living human of the entire franchise to jumpscare the player, as only animatronics have this role.
  • As shown on Vanny's teaser "OBEY" and other teasers/posters linking to Security Breach. It is unknown why she's wearing a different outfit, apart from the mask in Help Wanted.
    • Although it's implied that Vanny may have made her own disguise.


Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Audio Description
Yes, I hear you. I know... No. There's no miscommunication... I understand... Yes, I have it. I made it myself. I think you would like it... No, no one suspects anything... Don't worry, I'll be ready, and I won't let you down. It will be fun.


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