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... I have an even better surprise for you, and you're not gonna believe this - we found one. A real one...
~ Phone Dude on the second night.
What a deceptive calling. I knew it was a lie, the moment I heard it, obviously, but it is intriguing nonetheless...
~ Springtrap being aware of Henry's plan.
Springtrap is the main antagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy's horror video game series. He is the final incarnation of William Afton after dying in an animatronic suit. He appears in the games Five Nights at Freddy's 3 as the main antagonist, Five Nights at Freddy's 4 as a minor antagonist, Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location as a minor antagonist, and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator as the main antagonist alongside Circus Baby, Molten Freddy and Lefty.
Springtrap is an old model of a Bonnie suit, withered and falling apart. The fur has gone from a golden yellow to a sickly olive. There are many holes and tears in the suit, exposing parts of the rusted metal endoskeleton as well as wires.
His mouth is fixed in a grin, with the teeth being chipped and yellowing. His eyes are a pale grey and usually fixed in a forward position. His ears are falling off and the left one is missing the top half altogether.
Rare boot-up screens for the game show what seems to be human remains inside of Springtrap's suit. They consist of dark red chunks. Human innards can also be seen through the hole in the torso.
In Five Nights at Freddy's 4 during the minigames, Springtrap (then known as Spring Bonnie), appears onstage, intact, next to Fredbear. In Pizzeria Simulator, Springtrap has been damaged even further from the fire, however this has made him no less dangerous or resourceful. Much more of Springtrap's endoskeleton is now exposed with the remaining portions of his animatronic suit appearing similar to parts of Golden Freddy's withered design from FNAF 2 (for example his upper head seems to be shaped like that of Golden Freddy).
His ears appear to have deteriorated so much that only a stub with a couple of wires remain and also a part of his left arm is missing.
Five Nights At Freddy's 3
Springtrap was found to be an addition to Fazbear's Fright: The Horror Attraction. Springtrap became active at night, possessed by the spirit of William Afton. He attempts to get into the office and kill the night shift security guard of Fazbear’s Fright.
Springtrap moves around the attraction in a way that seems to be taunting Michael Afton, as he will stare directly at the camera, hide in plain sight, and stare at the player through the office windows and doors. He also can be drawn by sound, so the player must use audio clips in various rooms to lure him there. However, the alarm in the office can also attract Springtrap. When he attacks the player, he steps into the office via either the door or the right vent, slinking up to the player in a human-like fashion.
Fazbear's Fright later burned down, and it is unknown what happened to Springtrap. However, if one brightens up the newspaper article at the end of Nightmare mode, Springtrap's head appears behind the Freddy doll.
Five Nights at Freddy's 4
The Spring Bonnie suit makes a brief cameo appearance, with William Afton putting the suit on another employee.
Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location
In Sister Location, he appears in an ending cutscene after the Custom Nights, revealing himself to still be alive after Fazbear's Fright burned down, with Michael Afton's voiceover playing in the background, saying that he was confused for William (by William's animatronics), and he finally found "her" and put her back together (presumably his sister/Baby/both) and that he should be dead but isn't, and that he blames his father (William) and is now coming to find him. The cutscene ends with Springtrap popping up among the ruined Fazbear's Fright.
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator
Springtrap returns in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator and has deteriorated to the point where much of his suit has been replaced. Springtrap is one of the animatronics who received a call to gather at the new pizzeria. Unlike the other animatronics however, Springtrap suspected the call to be false, but decided to go anyway just out of curiosity.
From the Wednesday onwards, Springtrap hunts Michael in the vents, trying to kill him to get to the children in the pizzeria. Mike lures him and the others with sounds of children while ordering supplies.
On the final day, during the Completion Ending, he burns with the rest of the haunted animatronics. it's revealed that the Cassette Man was responsible for sending out the call to the animatronics and had lured them all into a trap. Springtrap meets his final end when he is incinerated with the other animatronics and Michael, during which the Cassette man tells him "the darkest pit of hell has opened to swallow you whole, so don't keep the devil waiting old friend."
Ultimate Custom Night
Springtrap appears in both of his forms in Ultimate Custom Night customizable enemies. FNaF 3 Springtrap will crawl through the vents and the player must spot him in the ventilation shaft's blindspot, visible in the office. Failure to close the shaft's door before putting up the camera or reseting the ventilation in time will result in a jumpscare and game over. FFPS Springtrap (refered to as Afton) will randomly start dashing through the bottom right ventilation crawlspace causing the lights to flicker and causing heavy clamour in the process. The player has a fraction of a second to close the crawlspace's door to avoid a jumpscare and game over.
Five Nights At Freddy's: Help Wanted
Springtrap appears in this VR game sporting his appearance from FNAF 3, and serves as the main threat in the FNAF 3 levels. The player must continue to watch the monitors to track Springtrap's movements while also doing other jobs and avoiding Phantom Animatronics. Failure to stop him from reaching the office doorway or going through the vents will result in a game over.
Springtrap is also a threat during Ennard's level in Nightmare Mode. He will appear crawling up to the player while trying to solve the second wire puzzle.
Springtrap appears in the spin-off game alongside his original selves Spring Bonnie and William Afton.
As of version 1.031, Springtrap now makes footsteps and moaning noises when he moves.
Some people have assumed that the moaning noise is Afton inside of Springtrap trying to talk.
He is named after the trap device of the same name which is used for catching animals during hunting and how he is a Springlock suit. This is how he "trapped" Afton inside.
Occasionally, when the game starts up, one of three images of Springtrap revealing the Purple Guy's mummified corpse inside of him may appear, similarly to the eyeless Bonnie screen from the first game and the eyeless screens from the second game.
Before having his name confirmed, the most common name for this animatronic coined by fans was 'Golden Bonnie' as fans believed that Springtrap was somehow connected to the similar-looking animatronic Golden Freddy, while also retaining a resemblance to Bonnie.
Two more common fan-given names were 'Hybrid' and 'Salvage', for fans believed that Springtrap was made from the parts of dismantled animatronics.
Coincidentally, Springtrap is a hybrid - just not the way fans theorized.
Another coincidental detail is that Springtrap is implied to have been "salvaged" after the restaurant was shut down.
Unlike the others Animatronics, Springtrap has five fingers due to being a wearable suit.
In the promotional photo for Sister Location, Circus Baby appears to be smiling at someone off-screen, and the figure reflected in her nose looks suspiciously like Springtrap - this led fans to believe he would return in Sister Location - while he was not the main antagonist, he did appear in an ending cutscene after the Custom Nights, revealing himself to still be alive after Fazbear's Fright burned down and foreshadowing his return as the main antagonist in Pizzeria Simulator.
It was revealed by his and his son's voice actor, PJ Heywood, that Cassette Man is actually Henry.
In Ultimate Custom Night, if Springtrap causes a game over, his moaning from FNaF 3 will play, while if Scraptrap causes a game over, his "I always come back!" line from FFPS will play.
It has been heavily speculated that Spring Bonnie is the digital manifestation of William Afton/Springtrap due to his mannerisms and how he tries to lure the player.