|“||I never had a life.||„|
|~ Baby's final words before being killed by Henry's suicide robot (Novel Trilogy).|
Circus Baby is the secondary antagonist of the Novel Trilogy, appearing briefly at the end of Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones and as the central antagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet.
Circus Baby is described as "Elegant and feminine", her walk as "Gracefully, yet mechanically". Her split face is said to appear "Exquisitely sculpted" with "Rosy cheeks, enormous, round eyes" and "Long, black lashes". She has that red and white outfit with a short skirt; her hair is tied into two "Silky pigtails". Her overall appearance is dominated by "Sleek and controlled beauty". Baby is usually seen in a more humanoid form than her video game counterpart, with Jessica noting that Baby looks like a mannequin. However by retracting the needles on her body, Baby can alter her form to resemble her in-game appearance.
Charlotte is a teenage girl with pale skin, who wears white t-shirt, blue jeans pants and just like the original, she wears a olive green long sleeve jacket. She has brown smooth hair and brown eyes. The disguise, however, has slight differences. It also wears fitting dresses, combat boots, and heals, while Charlie wouldn’t wear these items.
Circus Baby's animatronic form is described as a gigantic, cartoonish child with slim red hair, as well as a frilly red crop top with a matching skirt. She has many features relating to a clown. Her facial features include a pale face, long eyelashes, rosy cheeks, red lips, a garish pink nose, bright green eyes, and vibrant blue eyebrows. Her pins are described as thin, sharp spines like porcupine's needles, each capped with red knob like a pinhead that sticking out of her face, her body, her arms and her legs. In this form, her stomach can split open at the middle and shotout an enormous mass of wires and pongs.
Despite her sweet and kind personality as Charlotte, Circus Baby has a jealous and sardonic personality. When asked by Charlie about 'the fourth Charlotte', Circus Baby admits that she was made alive by Henry's fury, his rage poured into her while he sieved her metal endoskeleton together. When telling Charlie about Elizabeth, Circus Baby says, as Elizabeth; "Suddenly, her pain faded to the background, replaced with fascination, obsession." and that she "wanted so desperately to have been the one on that stage, but it was always her. All of his love went into her." Elizabeth was obsessed with Circus Baby, perhaps even jealous and considering that Circus Baby houses Elizabeth's soul, it stands to reason that her obsession and jealousy passed on to Circus Baby. Other instances where Elizabeth voices her obsession and near jealousy would be when she admits that she "wanted to be Baby, The focus of her father's attention, the center of his world."
Circus Baby when telling how Elizabeth dies calls herself, 'beautiful' and 'lovely'.
She tries to kill Charlotte's robotic counterpart due to jealously of the life that Charlotte had the opportunity to experience. Baby is also described as someone who cares deeply for her father due to Elizabeth's personality, she also seen as a germaphobe as she cleans her hands after she kills Aunt Jen or when she is removing organs from William.
In all versions of her, from the game Sister Location, The Fourth Closet, and even in To Be Beautiful, Circus Baby is revealed to be very manipulative, deceptively friendly and cunning, stealing other peoples identity's for her own without anyone suspecting a thing until it's almost too late. Examples of this would include Sarah from To Be Beautiful, her brother from Sister Location and Charlotte herself from the novels.
Early Life as Elizabeth
Elizabeth was born a few years before the event of The Silver Eyes and the Twisted Ones, and due to her father busy with work, she was neglected by William to the point that she was desperate for her father's love and attention. After coming home from kindergarten with a paper with a gold star on it, she wanted to show her father her proud work, only him to shoo her away, but she returned this time holding the paper in the air, thinking that he didn't see it the first time. Only for William to hit her to the ground, with arm hurting after she fallen on it, and after seeing the shiny metal clown doll that her father gave all his attention to, Elizabeth became fascinated, obsessing over the animatronic to the point that she would steal a stick of lipstick from her kindergarten teacher's purse and use it to draw bright red circles on her cheeks and draw a Joker-like smile on her face.
After sneaking to her father's workshop, and approaches Circus Baby, who ends up luring her closer, and killing her. William eventually realizes the daughter possess Circus Baby, however he was still abusive and neglectful towards her.
The Twisted Ones
As Charlie's friends mourn over her death, a Circus Baby disguise as Charlie drives up and got out. She was slim and tall, with long, straight brown hair that glistened in the sun. She strode purposefully toward the diner. They all watched motionless, as if the slightest sound might rupture the illusion and send her away. The woman was almost at the door.
They rushed to the doorway to meet her just as she walked in. Arty seemed confused, his mouth opened slightly and his brow furrowed. John watched for a steady moment, then turned away decisively, facing across the table with a grave expression. He didn't speak until Arty met his gaze, "That's not Charlie."
The Fourth Closet
Appearing in Chapter 3, Circus Baby is helping the dying William test on New Freddy by rising the temperature, this was because William wanted to keep rising the temperature. However, Circus Baby warned William Afton that, rising the temperature will destroy the endoskeletons, but only for Afton to respond to Circus Baby, "They will become more, just like you did.".
Circus Baby later appears disguised as Charlotte Emily asking Jessica to help her get ready for her date with John, after having a talk about a few of her near-death experiences but not questioning about Jen. John and Jessica go to find what's at Silver Reef after Theodore keeps repeating the phrase "shining star. silver reef." They had found a house and it turns out Aunt Jen (Aka Jenny) had been living there the whole time. They try talking but there is a knock on the door before they get any real answers. They are told to go and hide while she opens the door. Aunt Jen and the Other Charlie have a hushed conversation that John can't hear. While hiding they are finding the actual Charlie. They hear a scream and crashes, so they make a break for it with the unconscious actual Charlie. As they are escaping they see Jenny's dead bod slumped on the floor, blood spattered the wall behind like an abstract mural with her stomach ripped open.
As Circus Baby raced down a hill, she remembers the moment when she killed Jen, and stated that she had the dignity to not beg as she got slammed into a door, as Circus Baby slowly kills her, not knowing that its wasn't Charlie, Jen stated that she always love her to which Circus Baby pulled back and gave Jen a calmed look and stated that she loves her too before ripping open her stomach, killing her in the process.
Near the end of the novel it is revealed that Baby was supposed to be the Fourth and final version of Charlie. The adult Charlie, but Henry killed himself before he could finish her. Baby then goes and killed Elizabeth Afton the daughter of William Afton, and that's why she has both memories of Elizabeth and Baby in Henry’s garage.
She finally met her at the end of the book, where she was fighting with Charlie until Charlie stabbed herself and Elizabeth through the chest with Henry suicide robot's knife.
List of Victims
- Aunt Jenny: Killed after helping John and Jessica find "Charlotte".