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The Man in Room 1280 is the central character of the story by the same name in Fazbear Frights #5: Bunny Call and possibly the overarching antagonist of the Fazbear Frights series as a whole. Although it's not confirmed he is the one that murdered Andrew, it is implied numerous times and is most likely the truth.
The majority of the past of the Man is still unknown. It's heavily implied he was the murderer of Andrew. Many years prior to the events of "The Man in Room 1280", he burnt in a fire and got horribly disfigured, but he survived due to the piece of soul Andrew attached to him to keep him alive and making him suffering. He was later brought to Heracles Hospital, and taken to Room 1280.
The Man in Room 1280
Father Arthur Blyte goes to Heracles Hospital to see the Man. The nurses explain how he's in the hospital from a lot of time, and with no family reclaiming and no possibility to heal him from his wounds, they decided to unplug his life support, but The Man lived anyway. They also explain how this man still shows brain activity, and, based on the REM signatures, he's experiencing horrific nightmares every time. The nurses are convinced there is evil inside this man, showing to Arthur a TAC where the lobes of the patient don't work together, as if two entities were living inside him. Arthur, however, refuses to believe them, saying there is good in every living creature. When Arthur is left with the Man alone, he tries to get over the repulse he feels for the condition of his body and he attempts to communicate with him. The Man, using the movement of one of his burnt fingers to reply, saying that he wants to go to the Fazbear Entertainment Distribution Center. Arthur, wanting to make his last wish coming true, tries to get permission to let the Man leave. The nurses, however, think something bad will happen if the Man would be released in the outside world, and they try to kill him with various methods (such as injecting morphine inside his veins, suffocating him with a pillow, and taking the air out of his lungs), but every time they are stopped a shadow kid, most likely Andrew. At the end, Arthur is allowed to take the Man outside the hospital. When they arrive to the entrance of the Distribution Center, a series of buildings where toys and suits built by Fazbear Entertainment got delivered to their locations, the Man starts to convulse and he ends up literally exploding, finally dying. Arthur hears some footsteps and he understands the Man's death has released the malicious entity inside of him (Most likely the shadow kid/Andrew) into the world.
- Since the Man is most likely responsible for killing Andrew, who infected with his agony many of the characters seen in the Fazbear Frights stories, he can be considered the overarching antagonist of the whole book series.
- The epilogue of Fazbear Frights #5: Bunny Call implies the fire where the Man died was the one seen at the end of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. In fact, in the first section of said epilogue, Detective Larson, after finding out the Stitchwraith's connection with Fetch, and by extension Fazbear Entertainment, starts investigating about a mysterious fire that burned a Freddy's location in which one of the owners was involved.
- If that's true, then the Man can either be the well-known William Afton or his son, Michael. Both of them apparently died in the fire at the end of the sixth game, and they both murdered someone (although it's not confirmed for Michael). That said, the Man being William is currently the most common accepted option, since the Man has organs inside of him, whereas Michael's ones were scooped out of his body by Ennard. The Man also fears Hell, implying he will go there, alongside many other evidence to back the theory up.
- It's also completely possible the story is set in a completely different universe from the games and the Man is supposed to be just a parallel to William or Michael.
- Although not confirmed, many fans speculated that the nightmares The Man experiences may actually represent the gameplay of Ultimate Custom Night, with Andrew being the vengeful spirit who kept the protagonist alive against his will.