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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, as while Nightmare Fredbear serves as a nightmarish version of Fredbear in general, 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 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.
    • This is also supported in UCN, one of his quotes "The Shadow fears me", implying that he or Shadow Freddy is the Bite Victim.
  • 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. His quotes in the Ultimate Custom Night supports this.
  • His current role in the story is unknown.
    • Some believe he's just the incarnation of the Kid's Nightmare and so, the final obstacle for the kid to finally die.
    • In Ultimate Custom Night, one of Nightmare's quotes is "I am your wickedness, made of flesh", which makes him the personification of William Afton's evil doings, possibly making him the Big Bad of the series.
  • Nightmare is the only one animatronic who does not have a jumpscare in the Extras Menu.
  • Nightmare is the only animatronic in the fourth game who does 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 Five Nights at Freddy's 4 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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Five Nights at Freddy's: The Novel Series
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Freddy Fazbear | Bonnie the Bunny | Chica the Chicken | Foxy the Pirate | Golden Freddy
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Twisted Freddy | Twisted Bonnie | Twisted Wolf | Twisted Foxy
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1:35 AM
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Step Closer
Foxy the Pirate | Ballora | Chica the Chicken

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