|“||What a gift to relish, a victim that can't perish.||„|
|~ Nightmare Freddy's death quote from Ultimate Custom Night.|
Nightmare Freddy is a major antagonist in the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, serving as the titular secondary antagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's 4, a major antagonist in Ultimate Custom Night, and a posthumous antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted. He is the nightmare form of Freddy Fazbear. He also possibly represents one of the Big Brother's Friends.
He is voiced by Tim Simmons.
Unlike his previous appearances, Nightmare Freddy seems completely damaged and more vicious looking. He has two sets of sharp teeth and his fingers end with sharp claws. Three small Freddles with sharp teeth are on Nightmare Freddy's chest. He wears a black top hat with visible wires coming out of it and a black bow tie.
Five Night's at Freddy's 4
Freddy's minions, officially called Freddles, begin appearing on the protagonist's bed whenever the child do not longer check the bed.
The player must prevent the Freddles from staying on the bed by flashing the light at them, or they summon Nightmare Freddy, who jumps out from under the bed, and instantly kills the player.
Ultimate Custom Night
Nightmare Freddy appears in Ultimate Custom Night. He will be summoned to the Office if too many Freddles appear in there. Shine the flashlight on the Freddles to scare them off and prevent Nightmare Freddy from appearing.
Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted
Curse of Dreadbear
Nightmare Freddy appears in the Hallway Crawl level. He will start chasing the player from behind him, and there's no way he can be stopped, so the only way to prevent his attack is keep going forward fast enough to not be reached and only stopping when absolutely necessary.
Possibly representing one of the Big Brother's friends, Nightmare Freddy is a scary and vicious animatronic whose sole purpose is to scare and violently kills the protagonist within his nightmarish dreams. He likes to torments the protagonist with his Freddles.
- The Freddles, though menacing, do not even attack the player, only serving to summon Nightmare Freddy.
- Jumping out from under the bed is a reference to the legend of monsters underneath children's beds.
- The name "Freddles" started out as a fan nickname but was revealed to be canon in the FNaF World trailer, as one of Nightmare Freddy's attacks.
- Nightmare Freddy's design might be based on Freddy Krueger, due to a signature hat, extreme physical damage, and hand claws.