Phantom Puppet is a major antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and one of the six phantom animatronics in the game. It is a hallucination of a burned and damaged Puppet. Phantom Puppet could be considered the most dangerous of them, as while the other Phantoms only jumpscare and causes errors, Phantom Puppet temporarily prevent the player from doing anything when it attacks, giving Springtrap more time to reach the Player, and doing more crimes than the others.
Phantom Puppet appears much like its Five Nights at Freddy's 2 incarnation, though its body is charred and its eyes have small white irises, much like the other phantoms.
Phantom Puppet appears very briefly in CAM 08 and then appears in The Office depending on whether or not the player changes the Monitor's view before lowering it.
Phantom Puppet acts similarly to Phantom Mangle, Phantom BB and Phantom Chica, it only appears on one camera view randomly. If the player views Phantom Puppet in CAM 08, they are advised to change the Monitor's view. If this warning is not exercised, Phantom Puppet will teleport to the Office and closely stare directly into the player's face, causing a ventilation error and blocking the use of both the Maintenance Panel and Monitor. After it leaves, Phantom Puppet causes an audio error, much like Phantom Mangle.
- Unlike the other phantoms, The Puppet has a reflection.
- This has led to speculation that the Puppet seen on the camera is actually the real Marionette, still haunting Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. In the Happiest Day mini-game, as the masks of the children possessing the original animatronics fall at the same time, the Marionette's mask falls much slower, being the last to land. This may mean that the spirit possessing the Marionette wasn't ready to move on, which was confirmed in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator.
- Phantom Puppet is one of the two Phantom animatronics completely absent from Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, the other being Phantom Chica.