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I always come back.
William Afton's signature line, Five Nights at Freddy's series

William Afton is the former co-founder of Fazbear Entertainment, Inc. as well as the main antagonist and catalyst of the Five Nights at Freddy's series.

He was directly and indirectly responsible for numerous incidents and tragedies throughout the series. His role in the franchise's story is pivotal.

Physical Appearance

Human

William Afton's appearance in the minigames is represented with the size and height of an adult man, with his sprite color ranging from various tones of purple, depending on the minigame. However, it is important to note that his skin tone may not actually be purple, but is only represented in this way due to him hiding in the shadows to stalk his victims this leaves his true appearance to this day unknown.

He is also sometimes depicted wearing a yellow accessory on his chest, presumably a badge. It isn't until Five Nights at Freddy's 3 that he retained a consistent appearance, undetailed as it may be, though he has expressive eyes and a mouth that conveys his emotional state.

Another instance in which William shows more detail than his other appearances is during the SAVETHEM Death Minigame, in which he has glowing, white eyes, a yellow object on his chest which resembles a badge and either, holds a purple object, which is speculated to be a weapon or tool, or extends his hand in a beckoning pose.

Springtrap

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S Graphic designed animatronic bipedal green rabbit, Springtrap, with only partial right ear, and holes throughout body exposing wiring.
Scott Cawthon's page, 
"Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)"[1]

Springtrap is William's living corpse sealed in a heavily damaged rabbit animatronic/springlock suit, which was identified as Spring Bonnie. This version first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3.

The suit is a drab olive color, with darker colors on his stomach and the insides of his ears. A great portion of his right ear is missing, with a single red wire sticking out of the stump. Springtrap's entire body is torn and tattered, with gaping holes bearing exposed wires and caging throughout, making him appear much more macabre-looking than any of the other animatronics from any previous installments in the series. His green/brown/black nose has an irregular squarish shape due to deterioration. While both of Springtrap's hands and feet are attached and generally intact, his legs are entirely stripped from the mid-shin down, fully exposing the endoskeleton wiring and metal. Several of his finger joints from each hand are missing their suit overlays. The middle and little fingers of Springtrap's right hand are notably missing their fingertips. A single black button can be seen on the middle of his chest. If one looks closely at the large hole in Springtrap's chest (which is located under his button), there are multiple red streaks, presumably remnants of William Afton's corpse.

Springtrap's endoskeleton feet appear wedge-shaped, with each sporting five toes. As of the 8th of October, 2016, images of an early Springtrap model show his visible endoskeleton torso in the shape of an upside-down triangle. It has six "ribs", which almost act like actual animal ones. The torso also has several of Afton's blood-vessels drooping on each side.

Both of Springtrap's eyes are properly set inside of his head, and appear to be pale gray in color. The eyes themselves are larger, more closely resembling those of an animatronic rather than those of a human, as the corpse contained inside Springtrap is that of an animatronic endoskeleton (with Afton's mummified head (and what remains of its internal organs), gastrointestinal tract, and blood-vessels his only remains). However, the eyes are also deteriorated and printed with barely-visible blood-vessels, causing them to appear eerily-human. Each iris is black and grayish-green in color, with glowing white pupils.

Springtrap has a wide, permanent grin, as the material surrounding his teeth has deteriorated. In a paranormal manner, his jaw can be seen moving (while Afton's mouth cannot move) on occasions, such as during his second jumpscare, on CAM 15, his first rare-boot, along with Scott Cawthon's "Thank You!" image.

Close examination of Springtrap and the rare-boot images depicting him show that there appears to be human remains within the suit. When viewing the torso and other exposed sections of the endoskeleton, there are decayed chunks of Afton's gastrointestinal tract, while his neck is covered with blood-vessels. Rare screens reveal William's mummified head. It is reddish-pink in color, with its orbits larger than the eyes themselves. Its mouth always hangs open, with crooked teeth and what appears to be several more blood-vessels. The jaw and teeth of the head can be briefly seen during his second jumpscare, and can also be seen when he's on CAM 15. The corpse's head can also be seen clearly from Springtrap's early model screenshot. It is revealed in the end-of-night minigames (after completing Night 5) that these are William Afton's remains, after he was killed by the springlocks within the suit. From Springtrap's render-modelling screenshot, William's corpse doesn't appear to have any ears at all, though, this may be due to the fact that they would be covered by the animatronic head regardless.

As seen in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted, Springtrap also walks and crawls with a limp. The arm joints also appear to be loose, though this may simply be due to the deteriorated condition of the original suit. Help Wanted also alters his general design, the suit itself being a lighter color. The biggest change between the Help Wanted model and the original is Springtrap's corpse. The eyes are now bright green with black pupils, looking more animatronic than human this time. While the corpse's head is a dark purple in color, the rest of the flesh on the body is a dark brown. Parts of the flesh are missing, such as the strands of flesh on the lower legs, or the flesh that goes from the torso to the pelvis. His endoskeleton is rustier, and seems slightly less detailed.

Springtrap's design in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery is a lot closer to the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 design, with some very slightly different textures from his original look. The biggest difference is the corpse mouth, which stretches and unhinges alongside the jaw now. Like most other Special Delivery animatronics, the more damage Springtrap takes, the more broken he is, gaining more dark burn and dirt marks over time.

Scraptrap

William Afton returned once again in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator with a new design, dubbed Scraptrap. While he does retain some key physical details to the previous design, there are some major differences. Unlike the previous design where his interior was mostly machinery, it is now almost entirely organic, and includes his human skeleton as well as bits of flesh, with five bony fingers as his right hand. There are more torn patches in his suit with multiple metal-wires, and he has lost his left forearm, half his left ear, and the rest of his right ear. His feet now have fabric over them, with three large, round toes on each foot.

His eyes no longer glow, and look less human. They instead appear to be large metallic balls with a small dent each (which appear to be his pupils).

The mask also has significant differences, with much larger eye sockets, a black nose, a square muzzle, a singular pair of buck teeth at the top row and small sharp needle-like teeth at the bottom. Afton's mummified head is clean of blood, now with ears, thicker lips, rigged teeth and a dimple. The texture of the skin appears to be bone, which may not have been an intentional detail.

Personality

Initially, William's story was mostly told via silent actions within retro-graphics, or by reading between the lines throughout the games.

William is the murderer of the five children that sparked the downfall of Fazbear Entertainment, and started the chain of events that leads players through the series. Judging by his actions and appearance within the games, William is cruel, cold-blooded and methodical, clearly feeling no remorse for his actions. It is heavily suggested that William Afton is driven by his iron will to cheat death, no matter the cost.

Heard in the opening cutscene of Sister Location, William shows a rather calm and neutral personality.

The Pizza Party minigame in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted appears to be a recreation of one of Afton's murders. Judging by how he proceeds to dance gleefully after having successfully murdered the victim, William takes joy and pleasure in his murders. One of William's voicelines in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator suggest that he is opportunistic, and will murder children regardless of the risks.

His voice lines in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery indicate that he is arrogant, boastful, and overconfident in his way of thinking. His approaching animation seems to imply that he is also right-handed.

In contrast to his subtle and calculated voice, his mannerisms are incredibly flamboyant and unhinged. It seems that William's hubris grew larger as he became more experienced as a killer, which explains his behavior in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator.

Despite his cruel nature, it is implied that he at least cared for his daughter Elizabeth, as he warned her not to go near Circus Baby, knowing he programmed the animatronic to be homicidal. He even orders his son Michael to free Elizabeth's soul. This could indicate that she was the only person William cared about.

History

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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.

William Afton was the founder of Afton Robotics, LLC. William had three known children, his daughter Elizabeth Afton, his son Michael Afton, and a third unnamed child.

At some point before the year 1983, William met a man named Henry Emily, who helped open their first location together, Fredbear's Family Diner.

In the year 1983, They created Fazbear Entertainment Inc. and opened a second location, Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. For unknown reasons, William murdered Henry's daughter, Charlotte Emily, outside the pizzeria. Before or after this incident occured, one of Afton's children was seemingly killed after being shoved into Fredbear's operating mouth, thus causing the diner to close.

In the same year or two, William killed five children using a Spring Bonnie costume to gain the their trust. However he was caught on camera but was apparently let go most likely due to the bodies never being found. However, the five children would later go on to haunt Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and the elusive Golden Freddy gaining a thirst for revenge against their murderer or any adults like him out of confusion thus causing their homicidal actions against anyone who enters the pizzeria after dark. Customers start noticing blood and mucus coming from the animatronics, which leads to the pizzeria closing down.

After the pizzeria's closure, Afton opened his own restaurant called Circus Baby's Pizza World with a new set of animatronics called the Funtime Animatronics. One in particular, Circus Baby, was seemingly made for Elizabeth specifically. However, William designed these robots not with the intent of entertainment, but to capture and kill children. Elizabeth was warned not to go anywhere near them. However, she did not listen, resulting in her death and closure of the Pizzeria, which was masked as a gas leak. William then opened an underground location called Circus Baby's Entertainment and Rental, which is a service that lets customers rent out the Funtime Animatronics for private parties.

In 1987, William then proceeded to kill five more children at the New Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Location, who are implied to haunt the Toy Animatronics. Afterwards, William once again vanished.

Springtrap's sprite when sitting down in the Night 5 Minigame, animated.

William Afton then returned to the final Freddy's restaurant to dismantle the original animatronics so they could not pose a threat to him anymore however he awoke the ghosts of the five children he murdered free from their metal suits, they attacked William. Fleeing the spirits, William escaped into the safe room where Spring Bonnie had been placed for storage. He donned the suit to hide from the ghosts, apparently fooling them.

In his arrogance, William stood and laughed at the ghosts while inside Spring Bonnie. However, the faulty mechanisms within Spring Bonnie malfunctioned, causing William to be crushed and sliced by the endoskeleton and gears, killing him. Phone Guy's tapes also foreshadow this; he explains that the person wearing the costumes must not get moisture on the springlocks or make sudden movements to decrease the chance of injury. Afton broke these rules; he made sudden movements by jumping into the suit, and failed to notice the rainwater seeping into the building and onto the springlocks. On top of that, he was laughing at the spirits, thinking his plan had succeeded. This resulted in the locks becoming loose by moisture, causing his brutal death.

30 years later, Fazbear's Fright: The Horror Attraction was opened as an homage to The Missing Children Incident and other incidents that made Freddy Fazbear's Pizza infamous. Employees found Spring Bonnie in one of the safe rooms and reused it for the attraction. There, William came back as Springtrap.

It was initially unknown what happened to Springtrap when Fazbear's Fright burned down, though it was mentioned that anything that survived the fire was auctioned off and sold. After the completion of Night 6, if one brightens the newspaper regarding the burning of Fazbear's Fright, an image of Springtrap's head can be seen from the Freddy figurine photo on the right side.

Springtrap was revealed to have survived the burning, as seen from the final cutscene in Sister Location, though it was still unknown what ultimately became of him. His ultimate fate was finally revealed in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. Through unknown means, he left the remains of Fazbear's Fright and eventually ended up in the Back Alley outside Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Place, where he was salvaged and ultimately destroyed in the burning of the pizzeria, as part of his old friend Henry's revenge and ultimate plan while the rest of the souls were laid to rest. William comes back as a digital virus known as Glitchtrap and escapes The Freddy Fazbear Virtual Experience by transferring himself into the mind of a girl named Vanny, who he has brainwashed into continuing his murders at the Freddy Fazbear's Mega Pizzaplex.

Appearances

Game Title Role Description
Five Nights at Freddy's Cameo Mentioned-only (indirectly).
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Minor character First physical debut; minigame character.
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Major character As both Springtrap* and William Afton*.
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Cameo Minigames.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location Minor character Intro cutscene as William Afton (only voice heard); Outro cutscene as Dark Springtrap (cameo).
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator Major character Enemy-type antagonist as Scraptrap.
Ultimate Custom Night Major character Enemy-type antagonist as both Springtrap and Scraptrap separately.*
Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted Major character Enemy-type antagonist as both Springtrap and Glitchtrap separately.*
Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery Major character Enemy-type antagonist as Springtrap.*

References

  1. Scott Cawthon - Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) - Page 1
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