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The Afton Family are a group of extremely prominent characters within the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, and friends turned enemies of the Emily Family.
They serve as the unseen overarching antagonistic faction of Five Nights at Freddy's, the overarching antagonistic faction of Five Nights at Freddy's 2, the main antagonistic faction of Five Nights at Freddy's 3, Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, the possible main protagonistic faction of Five Nights at Freddy's 4, the (possibly posthumous) main antagonistic faction of Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted, and a major antagonistic faction in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery.
The Aftons are made out of flawed people, with only two being confirmed to do no harm.
William Afton and his unnamed wife met at one point in time, got married, and eventually had at least two children - Michael Afton and Elizabeth Afton. As well as this, it is speculated that an unnamed older son, and an unnamed younger son are also members. William was known to be an abusive and neglectful father, leaving Michael with a desire to impress his father. (as well as this if the brothers are Afton, William also ignored the fact that the younger son is bullied by the older son).
William killed Charlotte Emily, the daughter of his best friend outside of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, and then, on June 26th, killed five more children. The six kids would go on to possess Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken, Foxy the Pirate, Golden Freddy, and the Puppet.
The first death may have been the unnamed younger son. The elder son and his friends put him into the mouth of Fredbear as a prank. However, the animatronic crushed the child's head, with the child dying in the hospital and the older son apologizing.
In 1987, a new Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is opened. William comes, murders five children, which presumably posses the new robots, end escapes, with the pizzeria shutting down weeks later.
Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is set to close by the end of 1993 after being open for an unknown amount of time. Michael is hired for the night shift under the fake name of Mike Schmidt. A week later, he's fired due to tampering with the robots. The restaurant later closes down.
NOTE: This part isn't confirmed to take place at this point.
Sometime after Freddy's closed down, William opened Circus Baby's Pizza World, with robots being made to kill. However, the second death in the family occurred when Elizabeth got close to the robot and got killed by her, and the body was put inside the robot. William closes the location down and says it was due to gas leaks.
Willliam sends his son, Michael Afton, to Circus Baby's Entertainment & Rental, an underground location he made after his daughter was killed. Michael goes there, and Baby, now possessed by Elizabeth, helps him. On the fifth day, every robot in the location transforms into Ennard. Elizabeth, now possessing Ennard, reveals that she desperately wants to escape with her friends, and scoops Mike using the Scooper, killing him. With the giant hole in Mike's body, Ennard replaces his organs and skeleton with itself, escaping the location. After a week they are forced to escape Mike's body and go into the sewers because Michael's body was rotting. Michael survives because of Remnant and swears to find his father.
NOTE: Now, everything is confirmed to take place at this point.
At some point after the Pizzeria's closure, William and Shadow Freddy go to the abandoned location and destroy the four main animatronics. However, the souls inside go after William. William, in fear, goes to the Safe Room and eventually hides into the Spring Bonnie suit, now withered. However, the spring locks malfunction and kill William, crushing him to death. However, he possesses a suit.
30 years later, William, now Springtrap is taken to Fazbear's Fright, a horror attraction. There, he haunts the attraction and escapes after it's set on fire. He eventually repairs himself and becomes Scraptrap.
He is then lured into another Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. A day after he was salvaged by his own son, Michael, he reunites with his daughter, now Scrap Baby, who became this after she was ejected out of Ennard for being a bad boss. Days later, as Scrap Baby is about to kill Michael, Henry interrupts her. Henry, the previous friend of William, explains that the entire location is a trap, and sets the pizzeria on fire. Michael, Elizabeth, and William are all killed in the fire, wiping out most of the family.
Years later, Fazbear Entertainment makes a VR game that has Springtrap and Circus Baby in it. However, they aren't possessed, due to being video game characters. But, there is a virus often named Glitchtrap who is a digital copy of William or the man himself. Glitchtrap, as he is called, makes a man kill himself and possesses a girl named Vanessa.
Later, the Fazbear Funtime Service is released, with Baby being a part of it. However, it once again isn't possessed. Meanwhile, a virus makes every robot hostile and Springtrap is added as an accident. Springtrap later gets a Toxic skin.
- The Crying Child is implied to be an Afton by Sister Location, where his Fredbear Plush is seen in William's Private Room.