I am your wickedness, made of flesh.
~ Nightmare

Nightmare is the final antagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's 4 and a minor antagonist in Ultimate Custom Night.

He could be seen as the shadow version of Nightmare Fredbear, and Nightmare is a nightmarish version of Shadow Freddy, Nightmare serves as the specific Fredbear that bit the child's head. He replaces Nightmare Fredbear as the main antagonist on the final night, aptly named "Nightmare" (FNAF 4's 20/20/20/20 mode).

He also appears on the cover of Scott Cawthon's book: Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones, despite not actually being in the novel itself. Nightmare later returns in Ultimate Custom Night.

He is voiced by Eric D. Wald.

Appearance

Nightmare is clearly based on Nightmare Fredbear, being some sort of demonic version of the already demonic looking Fredbear. Unlike Fredbear, his skin is translucent, exposing all of his animatronic parts. Upon closer examination, a black mass seems to reside in Nightmare's head. However, it's just his endoskeleton's head.

He is black with a yellow hat and bow tie, the yellow hat having a black trim on it.

History

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Just like Fredbear on Night 6, on Night 7 and Night 8, he takes the same role, appearing at 4 AM, and replacing all animatronics, taking up their duties. He must be handled the same way, but Nightmare is more aggressive than Fredbear. Also, he always directly appears at the doorway. Upon being attacked by him, he will appear in a screen similar to Golden Freddy instead of a complete animation. His existence is unexplained, and his purpose is unknown. He is acknowledged in the gallery as a separate entity from Nightmare Fredbear, meaning that he must have some sort of significance.

Ultimate Custom Night

Nightmare appears in the Ultimate Custom Night update alongside most of his fellow nightmare animatronics. He is invisible to the player and approaches the right door, with only his eyes indicating his presence. The player must close the right door to send Nightmare back into the darkness.

The Twisted Ones

Nightmare appears on the cover of The Twisted Ones; sequel to The Silver Eyes novel. However, there are only hints to Nightmare's presence in the book.

Gallery

Trivia

  • He is similar to Shadow Freddy in several ways leading to some theories of them being the same entity.
    • A folder in the game files suggests that Nightmare may, in fact, be the Shadow Freddy that has been appearing since Five Nights at Freddy's 2.
      • This, in turn, can confirm that Nightmare is a shadowy version or form of Nightmare Fredbear, just as how Shadow Freddy is the shadowy equivalent or form of Golden Freddy/Fredbear, thanks to their similar models and even posture.
  • He is assumed to be a personification of Death, meaning that the Fredbear-type appearance is only a simplified form and that his true form is incomprehensible.
    • However, there is no proof.
  • His current role in the story is unknown.
  • Nightmare is the only one animatronic who does not have a jumpscare in the Extras Menu.
  • Nightmare and Nightmarionne are the only animatronics in the fourth game who do not have an animated jumpscare similar to Golden Freddy from the first game.
  • Upon close inspection, Nightmare has transparent parts in is body, this could imply that he is a ghost.
    • An opinion gives that his black appearance makes him a spirit.
    • However, in Ultimate Custom Night, Nightmare is not transparent.
  • There is a theory that he is actually the Bite Victim, the playable protagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy's 4 minigames as he tries to kill his older brother, Michael Afton, because he killed him.
  • Despite the popular belief, Nightmare doesn't have a brain. It's only the head of his endoskeleton, although it's possible that it represents his brain.
  • Nightmare can appear every night if the player uses the All Nightmare challenge on any night.

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Original Animatronics
Freddy Fazbear | Bonnie the Bunny | Chica the Chicken | Foxy the Pirate | Golden Freddy | The Puppet
Toy Animatronics
Toy Freddy | Toy Bonnie | Toy Chica | Mangle | Balloon Boy | JJ
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Shadow Freddy | RWQFSFASXC
Springlock Animatronics
Fredbear | Spring Bonnie
Phantom Animatronics
Phantom Freddy | Phantom Chica | Phantom Foxy | Phantom Mangle | Phantom Balloon Boy | Phantom Puppet
Nightmare Animatronics
Nightmare Freddy/Freddles | Nightmare Bonnie | Nightmare Chica | Nightmare Foxy | Nightmare Fredbear | Nightmare | Plushtrap | Nightmare Mangle | Nightmare Balloon Boy | Nightmarionne
Funtime Animatronics
Circus Baby | Funtime Freddy and Bon-Bon | Ballora | Funtime Foxy | Bidybabs | Minireenas | Ennard | Bonnet | Yenndo | Lolbit | Electrobab | Funtime Chica
Scrap Animatronics
Scraptrap | Scrap Baby | Molten Freddy
Mediocre Melodies
Happy Frog | Mr. Hippo | Pigpatch | Nedd Bear | Orville Elephant
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Rockstar Freddy | Rockstar Bonnie | Rockstar Chica | Rockstar Foxy | Lefty
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Jack-O-Bonnie | Jack-O-Chica | Dreadbear | Grimm Foxy | Freddy Frostbear
Other
Bare Endo | 8-Bit Baby | Helpy | Music Man | Old Man Consequences | El Chip

Humans
Afton Family
William Afton | Elizabeth Afton | The Brother
Emily Family
Henry Emily | Charlotte Emily
Other
The Brother's Friends | Vanny

Companies
Fazbear Entertainment | Afton Robotics, LLC | Fazbear Funtime Service

Other
Trash and the Gang | Toy Chica | The Fox | Glitchtrap | PlushBabies

FNAF World & Freddy in Space 2
Scott Cawthon | Chipper | Security | Chica's Magic Rainbow | Foxy.EXE | Scott's Head | L.O.L.Z.H.A.X

Novel Trilogy
Animatronics
Original Animatronics
Freddy Fazbear | Bonnie the Bunny | Chica the Chicken | Foxy the Pirate | Golden Freddy
Twisted Animatronics
Twisted Freddy | Twisted Bonnie | Twisted Foxy | Twisted Foxy
Funtime Animatronics
Circus Baby | Mangle | New Freddy | Baby Crawlers
Afton Family
William Afton | Elizabeth Afton

Fazbear Frights
Animatronics
The Stitchwraith | Fetch | Spring Bonnie | Lonely Freddies | Plushtrap Chaser | Ella | Ralpho | Springtrap
Humans
Andrew | Devon | Kasey | The Man in Room 1280

Fazbear Fanverse
One Night at Flumpty's

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