|“||So, just be aware, the characters do tend to wander a bit. Uh, they're left in some kind of free roaming mode at night. Uh...Something about their servos locking up if they get turned off for too long.||„|
|~ Phone Guy explaining the Animatronic's movements.|
|“||These characters will live on. In the hearts of kids, these characters will live on.||„|
|~ The CEO of Fazbear Entertainment on the Animatronics.|
|“||And to you monsters trapped in the corridors: Be still and give up your spirits, they don't belong to you. For most of you, I believe there is peace and perhaps more waiting for you after the smoke clears.||„|
|~ Henry Emily to the Animatronics.|
The Animatronics, sometimes known as the Robots, are the central antagonists of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise.
They are the main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Five Nights at Freddy's 4, Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, the posthumous main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's 3, posthumous antagonists in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted, and the posthumous secondary antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery.
In the spin-offs FNAF World and Freddy in Space 2, they are the main protagonists, and in another spin-off, Ultimate Custom Night, they are the main antagonists.
As their name suggests, they are animatronic animals or humanoids created by Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics to entertain children at pizzerias and fast-food restaurants. They come in many different forms.
Most of the animatronics, particularly the classic ones, are haunted by the ghosts of children murdered and stuffed into the mascot suits by the serial killer William Afton. In their pursuit of vengeance against him they became extremely aggressive towards adults, outright attacking those still at the pizzeria after nightfall with intent to kill. William himself would eventually share their fate, only to become something even worse than his victims.
In the current point of the timeline, the number of Animatronics is extremely small, possibly even zero, not counting the clones from the Fazbear Funtime Service. Four Animatronics are being currently created.
The second animatronics to be made, these have basic designs, suits made of plastic and fabric fur, and very few enhancements. Excluding the Puppet, they were also known as Withered animatronics when they fell into disrepair after the first Freddy Fazbear's was closed. The Withered ones were eventually repaired and reused, but left to rot when that restaurant also shut down. Years later, their parts and suits were found and used as props for the Fazbear's Fright horror attraction. The few props that survived when Fazbear's Fright burned down were sold on an auction. The Puppet, meanwhile, got captured by Lefty and incinerated alongside Springtrap and the Funtime animatronics.
The first animatronics created by Henry Emily and William Afton, these animatronics have springlocks that clamp the endoskeleton parts to the sides of the costume, allowing to be worn by performers. Actually using them as suits was very dangerous however, since the springlocks were very sensitive and could by easily set off, causing the parts to snap back into place and mutilating or even killing the wearer. They were mainly used in Fredbear's Family Diner, before an accident made them be deemed too dangerous and were discontinued. While the fate of the Fredbear suit remains unknown, Springtrap was lured into a trap and destroyed alongside his creations and the Puppet.
These animatronics are quite literally, ghosts. They are real, but with no physical body. They appear in various forms.
These animatronics were created to replace the classic animatronics when Freddy Fazbear's Pizza had its grand reopening, but have more cutesy and cartoonish designs and suits made completely out of plastic. They also have built-in criminal detection software linked to a criminal database, allowing them to detect felons such as William Afton. The Toy animatronics were scrapped when said facial recognition software was messed with and the pizzeria had to close down again after a few weeks.
These animatronics are ghostly hallucinations who lurk the halls of the Fazbear's Fright horror attraction, able to cause malfunctions to the equipment in the building. They disappeared when Fazbear's Fright burned down.
These animatronic are monstrous and terrifying, featuring protruding wires, cracked and broken suits and multiple rows of sharp teeth. Although some details hint at them being something more sinister, they are widely considered to be just what their name suggests, nightmares haunting the dreams of the unnamed protagonist, most likely Michael Afton. Due to being most likely dreams, they might not be real.
- Nightmare Freddy
- Nightmare Bonnie
- Nightmare Chica
- Nightmare Foxy
- Nightmare Fredbear
- Nightmare Mangle
- Nightmare Balloon Boy
These animatronics were the stars of Circus Baby's Entertainment & Rental, created by William Afton and Afton Robotics, LLC. They are clown-like robots which have opening faceplates, wire endoskeletons, and are made out of metal. They were specifically built and programmed to kill and abduct children for William. The first four gained a degree of sentience and escaped the underground facility with the "help" of Afton's son, Michael, as Ennard. They were eventually lured into a trap and destoyed alongside their creator.
- Circus Baby/Scrap Baby
- Funtime Freddy and Bon-Bon
- Funtime Foxy
- Ennard/Molten Freddy
- Funtime Chica
These animatronics are cheap bootlegs of Fazbear Entertainment's animatronics. They are made out of coloured plastic and require car batteries connected by cables to be powered. Alongside El Chip and possibly Music Man, they are the only animatronics not be made by either Fazbear Entertainment or Afton Robotics, LLC.
Animatronics made in the image of the classics, these animatronics have sleeker proportions and plastic suits instead of, designed to look like rock stars, hence the name. Like the Mediocre Melodies and Trash and the Gang, they are purchasable items in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, but take on antagonistic roles in Ultimate Custom Night.
Similarly to the Nightmare animatronics, these animatronics are supernatural and nightmarish in appearance, as well as organic features and growths all over their bodies. The Twisted Ones each have sharp claws and stomach containers that allow them to kidnap even adults. Also created and used as servants by William Afton, they use illusion discs to give themselves their appearances and abilities. They only appear in the book series.
These animatronics will appear in the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach, and are thus the newest animatronics developed. Similarly to the Rockstar animatronics, they are built to have glamrock designs.
- Bare Endo
- Music Man
- El Chip
- Dee Dee
- Grimm Foxy
- Freddy Frostbear
- 8-Bit Baby
- Baby Crawlers
- New Freddy
- The Stitchwraith
- Lonely Freddies
- Plushtrap Chaser