|“||Direct contact with real humans, after being trapped in here for so long... and HER of all people. I'll make her father pay for what he's done to me and all the others.... I'll beat you and make you take my place. You don't mind your bodies being borrowed, right? It's only fair...||„|
|~ The Spirit upon revealing himself and imprisonment after being beaten twice.|
The Spirit is a minor antagonist in Friday Night Funkin', being the main antagonist of Week 6 in the song "Thorns". He is a trapped soul who seeks to escape his imprisonment and take revenge on the man who imprisoned him.
While having no true voice, his audio samples were provided by Kawai Sprite.
Sometime before the events of Friday Night Funkin', the Spirit the person once was was imprisoned in a dating simulator by Daddy Dearest. While the exact reason behind this is unknown, by the way he recognizes his daughter, it's possible he once approached the Girlfriend in the pursuit of her love. Desiring escape, he plans to take the souls of anyone inside his realm, in hopes of stealing their soul.
After the Boyfriend and the Girlfriend are knocked into the video game's realm by Daddy Dearest and defeat the Senpai twice, the Spirit seizes his chance and rips him apart and his prison following after, also noting the fates of other unlucky lovers and plans of possessing our heroes to escape.
However, this fails, as the Spirit is beaten and the heroes escape his clutches and realm, leaving the Spirit stuck in the realm for assumingly the rest of time, unable to be free.
The Spirit has a simple and spectral appearance, being a mass of floating red gas with a humanoid face twisted in pain.
The Spirit is a crazed figure, angrily desiring either the Boyfriend or Girlfriend's body to possess in order to escape. He also has a sense of vengeance in him, desiring to kill Daddy Dearest for his torture of him. However, the Spirit is also tragic in nature, due to his imprisonment and lack of contact from the outside world has slowly degraded his mind due to the rules of his video game-based realm.
- The Spirit is one of two characters in Friday Night Funkin' to not use the game's art-style (sharing this with the Senpai), instead using a sprite-based art style.
- The Spirit is one of four characters to not have a damage icon, with the others ironically all being related to him, with these being The Girlfriend, Daddy Dearest, and The Senpai.
- In a sketch drawn by Phantom Arcade, the Spirit is complaining that he hasn't "jerked off in 14 years" to Boyfriend. While not confirmed, this could be how long he's been trapped in the game.
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