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RWQFSFASXC, better known as Shadow Bonnie, is a recurring antagonist in the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise.
He appears as a minor antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, a supporting protagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, a supporting antagonist in Ultimate Custom Night, a cameo character in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted and a major antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery.
Shadow Bonnie is a dark form that haunts both the old and new Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, appearing in both FNaF 2 and FNaF 3. Shadow Bonnie takes the form of a silhouetted Toy Bonnie. Shadow Bonnie returns in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 alongside Shadow Freddy, but unlike the latter, Shadow Bonnie is confirmed as a protagonist rather than a possible antagonist by helping what is presumed to be what remains of the Puppet.
He also appaears as an antagonist in the Fazbear Frights book series.
Five Nights at Freddy's 2
Shadow Bonnie makes its first appearance in Five Nights at Freddy's 2. Rarely, the player may encounter what appears to be a shadowy, silhouetted version of Toy Bonnie, with white eyes and teeth, standing on the left side of The Office.
If the player stares at it for too long, it will appear to fade away like Golden Freddy and cause the game to crash. The mobile version, however, freezes the game instead. This hallucination is very much like Shadow Freddy, although it is seen in The Office instead of the Parts/Service room.
Five Nights at Freddy's 3
Shadow Bonnie returns as an important character in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, being an anti-villain as opposed to its appearance in the first game. RWQFSFASXC is the second to last key to the puzzle in the quest to free the children that commence at the end of the game.
The player can play RWQFSFASXC's mini-game by double-clicking its action figure on Night 5. Should the player choose to ignore RWQFSFASXC's mini-game or not meet the correct criteria, it will in return suffer the continuation of the haunted cycle.
As RWQFSFASXC, the player must complete either of the two Scenarios.
- In Scenario 1, RWQFSFASXC ventures through the room, and exiting through the door.
- In Scenario 2, RWQFSFASXC contacts a crying child, causing the cake to appear and unlocking a child for the Happiest Day mini-game, leaving the final step for The Puppet.
RWQFSFASXC's job is then complete and is not heard of again.
Ultimate Custom Night
Shadow Bonnie returns in Ultimate Custom Night. Instead of being customizable, Shadow Bonnie is randomly spawned in by Dee Dee or Shadow Dee Dee. Once spawned, Shadow Bonnie will darken the office making it practically impossible to physically see any animatronics. Eventually, Shadow Bonnie will disappear, with its effect being undone and Shadow Bonnie not appearing for the rest of the night.
Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery
Shadow Bonnie appears in the AR game Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery. He appears when the player collects too much Dark Remnant. The player has to shine the light on him, otherwise, he will jumpscare the player.
Five Night's at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights
Shadow Bonnie appears in the story "Hide and Seek" from the book Five Night's at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights - Blackbird as the main antagonist. He's a character in the titular Hide and See,, the new arcade game at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and Games, where the player is tasked to find him. The teenager Toby, who works at the pizzeria is trying to win the game to show his worth to his older brother Connor, who already got the higher score on every other game at the location, and his distant father, who doesn't care much about him and spends most of his time either working or watching sports ever since his wife left him. Toby, unable to win, tries to cheat, but Shadow Bonnie mysteriously vanishes, so he, in fury, destroys the game and leave the room. immediately after that, all the lights go out, and Toby feels something harming his back. He wakes up in his bed, thinking it was only a dream, until he finds out his shadow has been replaced by the one of the rabbit. He tries to get rid of it, but every attempt at it ends up in a failure. He starts feeling sick, and apparently none, aside from one of the customers at Freddy's, is able to see any difference in his shadow. At school, Toby tries to kill the Shadow by drowning it, going underwater in the pool and almost drowning, only to be saved by Tabitha, one of his schoolmates. Toby tells her about the Shadow, who keeps becoming heavier and darker. Tabitha offers to help her and she gives him his number. The Shadow starts becoming stronger, arriving to the point of forming eyes and a mouth, while Toby keeps getting more sick every day. Toby dreams of being chased by the Shadow in a realistic recreation of the environment in Hide and Seek. In the end, he talks with his brother, and realize that the reason of his constant failures isn't because of someone else, but because of his own competitive attitude, and he starts feeling less angry. Thinking he will never get rid of the Shadow, he accept his fate, but then he notices it's starting to weaken. Toby understand the Shadow was feeding off his anger, and that now he lost much of its power. He decides to come back to Freddy's to finally confront and defeating it. He plays again Hide and Seek, and then rubs his back against a wall, before puking blood from his mouth and gently closing his eyes, apparently dying but also defeating the Shadow.
- Shadow Bonnie's true name was proven to be RWQFSFASXC in Five Nights at Freddy's World
- In the game, RWQFSFASXC's loading screen is "Say my name!" reference to their name being a random selection of letters.
- Shadow Bonnie was one of the secret characters for Ultimate Custom Night that can be summoned only be Dee-Dee, along with Bonnet, Nightmare Chica, Plushtrap, Minireenas, and Lolbit.
- It is theorized that Shadow Bonnie is a form of Springtrap.
- Shadow Bonnie's name is actually a name created by fans, and not by Scott Cawthon.
- Shadow Bonnie is also theorized to be the apparition of one of the employees who wore the Spring Bonnie suit, which malfunctioned and killed the employee. Thus the suit itself was put in storage.
- Another theory is that Shadow Bonnie is a dark entity made of Agony, a type of remnant, heavily implied to be the type of remnant that, when too much of it is collected, summons Shadow Bonnie.