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I always come back!
William Afton, Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator

William Afton was the main antagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy's Clickteam Series.

He was the co-founder and owner of Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics, LLC, as well as a serial killer directly and indirectly responsible for most of the incidents and tragedies throughout the series, including being the culprit involved in The Missing Children Incident. Afton's role in the series is pivotal, yet his legacy seems to be carried on by The Mimic (who may have also been Glitchtrap and Burntrap).

Physical Appearance


There are no clear depictions of William Afton as a human, since it is mostly only ever seen in minigames. His sprites are very simplistic, being a purple figure with an elongated smile. William is seen as having a cleft chin outside of the minigames.

The most detail William has shown is during the SAVETHEM death minigame, in which he is revealed to be a tall skinny man with a long neck and has yellow object on his chest that resembles a security badge, and holds a purple object, which is speculated to be a weapon or tool, or possibly just his hands extending in a beckoning pose.


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 first true appearance in the series, appearing as a heavily damaged Spring Bonnie animatronic/springlock suit, with Afton's mummified remains still inside.

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. 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 (this is no longer the case for his model in future games). 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), William's broken body can be seen. Springtrap has a wide, permanent grin, as the material surrounding his teeth has deteriorated. His jaw can be seen moving on occasions, such as during his second jumpscare, on CAM 15, his first rare-boot, along with Scott Cawthon's "Thank You!" image. 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 a triangle.

As seen in Five Nights at Freddy's: 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 William's body. 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 William's mouth, which moves alongside his jaw. 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.

DarkSpringtrap SL

Afton's brief appearance as Dark Springtrap.

Springtrap makes a very brief appearance in Sister Location in a cut scene viewable after all the Custom Nights have been completed. In this scene, he has a shadowy, possibly fire-damaged look-seemingly just to confirm he's still around.
Five Nights at Freddy's Character Encyclopedia, page 149

Springtrap reappears in Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location after clearing Golden Freddy mode in Custom Night, this time under the name Dark Springtrap. His appearance is the same as that of his Five Nights at Freddy's 3 counterpart with the exception of the removal of his pelvis and the wire coming out of his right ear.


Similar to Springtrap, Scraptrap is a yellowish rabbit, though he's considerably more worn and damaged, with holes throughout his body and wires poking out. His top jaw shows off buckteeth, with pointed fangs on his bottom jaw. With a severed forearm, no ears, and some suspiciously human-looking parts beneath his fur, Scraptrap is certainly a sight to behold.
The Freddy Files: Updated Edition, page 156

William returned once again in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator with a new design, dubbed Scraptrap. While he does retain some key physical details from his original design, there are some major differences. Unlike the previous design where his interior was mostly machinery, it is now almost entirely organic, and shows his human skeleton as well as flesh, with five bony fingers as his right hand. The reason as to why William is much more detailed this time is probably because his full body can be seen in one of the rare-boot screens. 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 now look completely metallic.

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 has turned pale in color, now with ears, thicker lips, rigged teeth, and a dimple. Upon closer inspection, there appears to be brain matter poking out from his forehead and exposed muscle tissue on his cheeks.


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This section archives a lot of theories and 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.

Although seeming very cryptic at first, William's character traits and nature can be seen via silent actions within retro-graphics and by reading between the lines throughout the games.

William Afton is the textbook definition of evil. He is the sadistic serial killer who sparked the downfall of his own company, Fazbear Entertainment, murdered over a dozen children in cold blood, and started the tragic chain of events that leads players throughout the series. It is heavily implied that William's true motive is to gain the secret of immortality and live eternally. Judging by his actions and appearance within the games, William is wicked, cold-blooded and methodical, clearly showing no remorse for his actions. He was even malicious enough to murder his closest friend and business partner Henry's only daughter Charlotte, an event which caused Henry immense emotional turmoil to the point where he nearly committed suicide, showing that William is more than willing to harm his friends, whether it be mentally, emotionally, or physically. "Dittophobia" shows that William had always been twisted, doing cruel experimentation on innocent children for the sole purpose of getting results, proving he feels no remorse for anyone.

As shown in every minigame he appears in, he always smiles during his killings, and in the Pizza Party minigame in Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, which appears to be a recreation of one of Afton's murders, Glitchtrap, who is representing Afton, can be seen dancing gleefully after murdering the victim, taunting them while they are trapped inside of a robotic suit and suffering a slow and painful death. Both of these examples show that William is extremely ruthless and sadistic and appears to take delight, satisfaction, and pride in the murder of innocent people while watching his victims suffer in agony. One of William's voice lines in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator suggest that he is opportunistic and will proceed with his intentions, regardless of the risks.

Heard in the opening cutscene of Sister Location, William shows a rather calm and neutral personality. This is likely to hide his true intentions and evil mindset, while showing that he is a manipulator and seemingly theatrical, being able to easily put on a character to fool people. The fact that he created the Funtime Animatronics, which are very advanced and technological, shows that he has a genius level intellect, a talent for robotics, and is very proud of his creations. He is also fascinated by how they have changed after the events of Sister Location.

Springtrap's voice lines in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery indicate that he is arrogant, boastful, and overconfident, and even suggests that he wants his victims to fear and respect him. This is in stark contrast to his subtle, poetic, and calculated voice. His mannerisms are incredibly flamboyant. It seems that William's hubris grew larger as he became more experienced as a killer, likely due to the fact that he was never convicted for his crimes and always got away with them. This explains his behavior in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. Given his nature, William is most likely not insane, he just seemingly does not care for the difference between right and wrong, and simply chooses to be evil for no other reason than to achieve his twisted and unethical desires.

It is heavily suggested that William's greatest fear above all is his own death. This is shown in one of the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 minigames, where he cowers in fear while facing the vengeful ghosts of his victims, explaining why he refused to pass on after his death and became Springtrap to begin with. This fear is so immense that he has developed an unbreakable iron will to live, no matter the circumstances. Ultimately, this is what pushes him to survive even in the deadliest situations time and time again. He showcases his willpower by confidently stating "I always come back". This ironically shows that despite William's immense arrogance, he is at his core a coward when facing his own death and retribution for his actions. William suspects that consequences in an afterlife might await him, and he intends to stay away from it at all costs.

It is implied in Sister Location that he loved his daughter Elizabeth, warning her not to go near Circus Baby, as he had programmed the animatronic to capture and kill children. However, there are indications that this was for selfish reasons. He was aware that Baby was possessed by Elizabeth, yet paid and allowed technicians to shock her for an indefinite period of time. Taking this into account, William's connection to Elizabeth may have not been as genuine as it seemed. Besides that, his relationship with his son Michael Afton seems relatively unknown, other than the fact that he tried to kill him in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator.


Game Title Role Description
Five Nights at Freddy's Mentioned Referred on the Backstory Newspaper.
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Minor character First physical appearance; main antagonist (albeit, minigame form).
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Major character Main antagonist as Springtrap; minigame character in human form (Minigames).
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Cameo Minigame character (Minigames).
Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location Cameo Voice heard in opening cutscene; appears as Dark Springtrap.
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator Major character Antagonist as Scraptrap.
Ultimate Custom Night Major character Selectable antagonist; as both Springtrap and Scraptrap.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted Minor character Posthumous antagonist as Springtrap.
Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery Major character Posthumous antagonist as Springtrap.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach Cameo Visible on artwork for Dr. Scraptrap arcade machine.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 Cameo Appears as Springtrap on a reanimated cutout.

See Also


  1. Scott Cawthon - Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) - Page 1
Core Five Nights at Freddy's Series Characters
Afton Family
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Emily Family
Henry EmilyCharlotte Emily
Fazbear Funtime Workers
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Rockstar Animatronics
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Glamrock Animatronics
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