|“||Are you ready for Freddy?||„|
|~ The most famous Freddy-related quote.|
|“||It looks like someone wasn't ready for Freddy to come to the party!||„|
| ~ Freddy Fazbear after killing the player. |
|“||My name is Freddy, I'm the singer of the band, got a hat and a big bowtie! I'm a big brown bear, but don't be scared, I'm a real fun-lovin' guy!||„|
|~ Freddy in the scrapped Showtime performance.|
|“||I-I won't talk quite long this time since Freddy and his friends tend to become more active as the week progresses.||„|
| ~ The Phone Guy about Freddy Fazbear and his friends. |
Freddy Fazbear (with his human name being Gabriel) is the titular antagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise.
He serves as the titular main antagonist of the original Five Nights at Freddy's, a supporting antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 2 as Withered Freddy, a posthumous antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, a minor character in Five Nights at Freddy's 4, a mentioned character in Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, and a posthumous antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted and Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery. In FNaF AR, he has a Shamrock skin called Shamrock Freddy and an American skin called Firework Freddy.
He also serves as the titular main protagonist of the non-canonical spinoff games FNAF World and Freddy in Space 2 and a supporting antagonist in another spin-off, Ultimate Custom Night.
He is an animatronic bear and the mascot of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Seemingly a nice and innocent animatronic entertainer for children, he is actually possessed by the soul of a child (named Gabriel) and actively tries to kill the security guards of at least two Freddy Fazbear's Pizza locations, which he mistakes for his murderer.
Five Nights at Freddy's
Freddy appears as a tall, large anthropomorphic, quite muscular and stereotypical robotic teddy-bear with a black hat. He has two glowing blue eyes overcame by dark thin eyebrows and a black bow tie under his chin. He has hands with four fingers and feet with three toes.
Also, he holds a microphone in his hands which allows him to performs songs in order to distract and amuse children. However, he does not carry it while attacking the night guard.
In the Easter egg of Freddy's distorted poster, showing him tearing off his own head, one of his hands is in the same positions as the handprints on his chin.
Freddy does not look too robotic as the only mechanical parts that are exposed are his wristbands in each arm which connect his hands to the rest of the body. However, no other straps nor lacerations can be spotted on his well-conserved body, and his endoskeleton is totally hidden by the amount of fake orange fur, which could mean that the animatronic, in spite of his decaying imprisonment, remained in a perfected state (as opposite to Foxy). However, as a result of his abandonment, the fur is much more unclean, as some dust can be spotted in various places. Also, the player can encounter an eyeless still image of Freddy after their death in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, albeit this event occurs rarely.
Freddy appears with humanly blue eyes in the hallucinations.
Five Nights at Freddy's 2
In the second opus, Freddy appears more damaged and is not in his perfected, flawless state from before, much like Foxy. However, from the four original animatronics, he still appears as the least damaged.
Notable changes are his much more dirty body, large tears on his arms and legs, and visible wires connecting the robot's joints. He also seems to be crooked.
Unlike Withered Foxy who has a mouldy endoskeleton and Withered Bonnie who has a scratched endoskeleton, Withered Freddy and Withered Chica's are almost brand-new other than bloodstains on Chica's jaws. This implies that these two were the most recently retired, probably after Chica bit someone's head.
Shamrock Freddy is a recolor of Freddy Fazbear but with a few differences. He has clove green in complexion, lime green in irises, white scleras, has a dark green leprechaun-themed hat, a golden beaded necklace and a dark green bowtie. He was released to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, explaining his look.
Firework Freddy has the same look as Freddy Fazbear beacuse of being a skin, but now wears a torn outfit. He wears a light blue-colored tank with star patterns on it and a grey shorts, as well as a red bowtie and a top hat with red and white stripes and stars. A notable appearance on Freddy is that he holds a large firecracker that is ignited, and he also has a sunglasses on him.
Personality and Behavior
As the mascot of the restaurant, the day Freddy appears as a nice, joyful, and lovely mascot who takes care of customer's child and always trying to cheer them up, as expected from an animatronic. However, once he is alone in the dark, he turns into a cunning, dangerous and malevolent robot, willing at all cost to catch and stuff the security guard into an endoskeleton. The reason for this behavior is that the animatronic is, in fact, possessed by the vengeful spirit of a child (c.f. History).
Freddy is the original leading antagonist of the first game, and acts as such, sitting at the side and allowing the other animatronics to do all the work in the earlier nights, and when they fail, he finally comes into action himself. In FNaF 1, he is very intelligent and strategic, and also presumably the leader of the gang. If the power runs out, he always is the first to enter the office, even if he is the animatronic furthest from said office, meaning the other animatronics may be allowing him the privilege (as leader) of getting the night guard. However, even if Freddy's AI is set to level 20 on Custom Night, he won't move until Bonnie and Chica have left the Show Stage.
When on the move, Freddy lets out a very deep belly laugh that echoes throughout the building. Unlike the other animatronics, Freddy appears to be a sadist, toying with the night guard in order to break him, and laughing at his misery, which make him far more villainous than the other animatronics, although still not purely evil for many reasons. That, and he plays his music before killing the guard if the place runs out of power, leaving the guard in complete and utter fear, not knowing when he will be killed. Freddy may be a mutilator as well because once the protagonist is killed, his eyes and teeth are shown through the openings of the suit, with the former's eyes popped through the suit's eye sockets and teeth showing within the mouth of the suit. In the second game, Freddy appears in the Game Over screen and the point of view is from inside the suit.
However, this doesn't mean that Freddy is a heartless and depraved creature. Even if he never spares the night guards, his book version realized his faults in The Silver Eyes when he was about to kill Charlie, after listening to Golden Freddy, and eventually decided to spare Charlie (although it was a different universe).
Freddy was originally meant to be stationary and only move when the power was out. However, the creator (Scott Cawthon) wanted to give the titular character more floor time and changed the AI programming to its current iteration of hunting the player on the fourth and fifth nights.
In Five Nights at Freddy's 2, a prequel, Freddy is less of a threat on earlier nights (although he becomes far more active and faster on nights 5 and 6), and even a bit of a doofus, not being able to tell a man in a mask from an animatronic. He is also much slower and more predictable (until nights 5 and 6, where he receives an upgrade). This ironically implies Freddy had become much more intelligent over time and ascended to official leadership status. This may be due to the fact he is possessed, or his A.I. had evolved. Also, in the same game, Freddy is one of the few animatronics who doesn't go through the air vents, the others being Toy Freddy, Golden Freddy, Foxy and the Puppet.
Despite being a violent and sadistic animatronic, Freddy attacks only because he wants to avenge himself and his friends by killing their murderer. However, he doesn't know how his killer looks like, all he knows is that he was a night guard (heavily implied by the SAVE THEM minigame), explaining why he's so hostile to them.
Overall, Freddy Fazbear is a tragic character with good intensions, he just goes too far when trying to do the right thing, which makes him a villain.
† means that the character is deceased/destroyed (in case of animatronics) at the time of completion of any Five Nights at Freddy's games/novels. †? means that the character's fate is currently unclear or unknown.
Freddy has seventeen counterparts:
Speculations about Freddy's true identity
Since the reveal of the final image of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Simulator, it has been speculated, but not confirmed, that the name of the child possessing Freddy Fazbear is Gabriel. Since the reveal of the final screen of the Lore-keeper ending in Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Simulator, that the child (based on the position of Freddy's head in the Good Ending of FNaF 3) possessing is heavily hinted to be Gabriel further supports this. In the Fourth Closet novel, the child that possessed Freddy was an unnamed boy.
In Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted during the end of the Pizza Party level, Glitchtrap lures the player to the backstage with a cake. After that, the player becomes Freddy and watches Glitchtrap as he dances to the song. It theorised that this the moment the child was killed and stuffed inside Freddy. Since the cake has seven candles it is theorized that the child was seven years old.
- Freddy is the one of the only five canonical animatronics to feature multiple jumpscare kills, the other four being Springtrap, Nightmare Freddy, Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Chica and Ennard .
- Freddy has been based from various sources:
- Freddy is most likely based on Chuck E'Cheese animatronic.
- He could have been based on a creepypasta, which tells about a employee of Chuck E. Cheese, who got nearly eaten by the mouse animatronic in his house. He managed to escape, and along with the police found at the backstage of the restaurant the bodies of four of the five teenagers who went missing prior to the story. However, the manager and Chuck E. Cheese was nowhere to be found.
- He might have been named after Freddy Krueger.
- Freddy and all of the other animatronics might also been based on the Tsukumogami of the Japanese folklore.
- Freddy is most likely based on Chuck E'Cheese animatronic.
- Despite being the titular character, his original self was the main antagonist only in the first game.
- It could be possible that he could appear as the main antagonist of the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach, and the upcoming film adaption of the first game by Blumhouse Productions.
- In the series, Freddy Fazbear has become less and less important as the new games are released. In the first game, he was the main antagonist, but with the present games, he is a supporting and/or posthumous one.