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Gregory, your friends are worried about you. They're here with me. Please, come out. Gregory, I may have lost my temper earlier, but it was just a glitch. It won't happen again. It's been such a difficult day for all of us. Why don't you come out, and we can play a game together. It won't happen again. It was just a glitch.
~ Vanny in the teaser trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach.
Are you having fun yet?
~ Vanny at the end of Freddy & Friends: On Tour Episode 4,

Vanessa A., also known as simply Vanny, is a major antagonist in the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise.

She is the main protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted and the unseen main antagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery. She is set to return in Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach. She's also a boss in the spin-off Security Breach: Fury's Rage.

She is a follower of Glitchtrap, a virus connected to the serial killer William Afton, being either a recreation or his soul.

She is voiced by Jessica Tang.


Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Vanessa was hired as a beta tester for The Freddy Fazbear Virtual Experience, a VR game based on the Freddy Fazbear's Pizza chain in an attempt to rebrand and cover up everything that has happened decades ago. As she progresses through the game and collects hidden cassette tapes she starts to get visited by Glitchtrap in the game's level select hub, who attached himself to the tapes and is using them as a hiding place. By following the instructions of her preceding beta tester Tape Girl and narrowly avoiding a merge with him, she manages to turn Glitchtrap into a harmless plushie within the game. However, Glitchtrap enters Vanessa's mind and she is slowly being driven insane by him.

Curse of Dreadbear

Vanessa manages to sneak the head of a white bunny suit she made into the VR game's Halloween add-on and implements it as a hidden unlockable in the Corn Maze level. After getting it she talks to Glitchtrap in his plushie form. She tells him she made the mask like he instructed (hoping he likes it) and that no one suspects anything, assuring him that she won't let him down. She will be ready for the "fun".

Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

Vanessa was an employee of Fazbear Funtime Service working as a security guard for the company. After she was contacted by one of the developers after they accidentally created a virus from one of the animatronics' PCB, She pretended to be a Senior IT Representative from Fazbear Entertainment to trick them into giving her full access to their company to get rid of the virus.

After believing that Vanessa got rid of the virus, they returned to their usual lives and continued to work on the Service, only for for Vanessa to give unauthorized commands to their system, gaining full control over their system. She locked every employee out of their account. It's shown she made the animatronics replicas from "Special Delivery" aggressive (to the point that a Bonnie the Bunny animatronic literally ate the shop's resident stray cat).

After receiving an e-mail from Vanessa's fake credential, "_pizzaplex", it is revealed that Vanessa used them to override security protocols and allow a data packet containing Glitchtrap into the Fazbear's systems through after it was flagged as a virus and was researching the company's records of the Fazbear Entertainment Floor 3 employee, and that she transferred from the Fazbear Funtime Service to work as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Mega PizzaPlex.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach

Vanessa is set to return, now being called Vanny, trying to kill the child Gregory and his friends, while Gregory is protected by Glamrock Freddy, the titular star of the new location, Freddy Fazbear's Mega PizzaPlex. She will presumably serve as the main or central antagonist with Glitchtrap being the main or overarching antagonist.


Security Breach: Fury's Rage

Vanny serves as the final boss in this short Beat'em up spin-off, being fought at the end of the fourth level, a factory. She is the only enemy in the game with a ranged attack, throwing knives from a distance. In Hard Mode however she is no longer the final boss, as it adds one more boss fought right after her.


Vanessa appears to have a white complexion with freckles on her face. She has blonde hair, apple green irises, olive pupils, and glossy lips. She appears to be wearing a beige-colored security guard uniform, with darker accented shoulder pads. She also has a dark gray cap and pants.

When she isn't in her guard uniform, she takes on the name of Vanny, and wears a large rabbit suit. The suit is mostly white, but it has patches and stitches all over made of differently colored and patterned fabrics. The suit also has large red eyes that glow in the dark.


Glitchtrap: Stay the course.
Vanny: I will.
Glitchtrap: Focus on my voice.
Vanny: I will.
Glitchtrap: Don't let anyone lead you astray.
Vanny: I won't.
Glitchtrap: Have you selected one?
Vanny: I have.
~ A conversation between Glitchtrap and Vanny in the source code for



  • Opening the teaser of Glamrock Freddy with the Reluctant Follower in the background with notepad reveals that the image is called "Shadow of Vanny". This means Vanny is the follower's name.
    • Vanny is also considered to be a nickname for Vanessa. Coincidental or not, there is also an email in Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery that was supposed to be sent to a person called Ness, which is also part of the name Vanessa.
  • Since Glitchtrap is trapped in the VR game and can't do anything, it is possible that Vanny will be the main antagonist of the next games.
  • It is possible that Vanny isn't the only follower, Jeremy had a "Halloween mask" next to him as one of the tapes say, and Tape Girl tells us to do something that will save Glitchtrap, and not kill him. It was later revealed with the line that Jeremy also had 'ink' covering his body gives a high chance that the 'mask' was actually Jeremy's face which he had sliced off with a paper guillotine.
  • It is a popular meme in the fandom that Vanny has a crush on William. This went so far to become an actual theory.
  • Her username, Nessie97, may hint that she was born in 1997, which would be four years after William Afton got springlocked in the Spring Bonnie suit.
    • Given that Five Nights at Freddy's 3 (and presumably Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator) take place in 2023, and that Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted takes place several years after the events of those two games, it's likely that Vanny is in her 30's.
      • However, leaked emails from Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery state her age as being 23 years old. This would mean that she was likely born somewhere in the 2000's (early 2010's at the maximum) as Help Wanted takes place several years after Pizzeria Simulator.
  • When Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach will come out, Vanny will be the first living human antagonist that will appear outside of minigames.
    • She is also the first human antagonist shown in full form rather than 8-bit, not counting Springtrap.
    • She is also the second main antagonist that is still a living human by the time of the game, with the first being the Brother.
    • However, counting William's book counterpart, she'll be the second and third antagonist respectively.
  • Considering it being abbreviated as the letter A, it's possible that Vanny's surname is "Afton", and therefore she is somehow related to the Afton Family, and due to her young age and the general structure of the timeline, it's possible she could be Afton's niece or granddaughter.
    • However, the granddaughter option isn't very likely, given that the only of Afton's children who lived to adulthood are Michael Afton and the Brother. And while the Brother could be a likely option, it's highly likely that he's Michael, who's a purple zombie with no organs or skeleton to speak of.
  • Vanny is the fourth human character in the franchise to have merchandise based on her, the other three being the 8-bit McFarlane toys of William Afton, the Brother, and the Crying Child/Bite Victim.
    • She's the only one of the four that isn't 8-bit.


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Phantom Freddy | Phantom Chica | Phantom Foxy | Phantom Mangle | Phantom Balloon Boy | Phantom Puppet
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Nightmare Freddy/Freddles | Nightmare Bonnie | Nightmare Chica | Nightmare Foxy | Nightmare Fredbear | Nightmare | Plushtrap | Nightmare Mangle | Nightmare Balloon Boy | Nightmarionne
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Circus Baby | Funtime Freddy and Bon-Bon | Ballora | Bidybabs | Minireenas | Ennard | Bonnet | Yenndo | Lolbit | Electrobab
Scrap Animatronics
Scraptrap | Scrap Baby | Molten Freddy
Mediocre Melodies
Happy Frog | Mr. Hippo | Pigpatch | Nedd Bear | Orville Elephant
Rockstar Animatronics
Rockstar Freddy | Rockstar Bonnie | Rockstar Chica | Rockstar Foxy | Lefty
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Jack-O-Bonnie | Jack-O-Chica | Dreadbear | Grimm Foxy | Freddy Frostbear
Springtrap | Bare Endo | 8-Bit Baby | Dee Dee | Music Man
Afton Family
William Afton | Elizabeth Afton | The Brother
Charlotte Emily | The Brother's Friends | Vanessa A.
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Toy Chica (Toy Chica: The High School Years) | The One You Should Not Have Killed | Glitchtrap | PlushBabies

Spin-Off Games
FNAF World
Scott Cawthon | Chipper | Security | Chica's Magic Rainbow | Dee Dee
Freddy in Space 2
Security Breach: Fury's Rage
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Novel Trilogy
Original Animatronics
Freddy Fazbear | Bonnie the Bunny | Chica the Chicken | Foxy the Pirate
Twisted Animatronics
Twisted Freddy | Twisted Bonnie | Twisted Foxy | Twisted Wolf
Funtime Animatronics
Circus Baby | Mangle | New Freddy | Baby Crawlers
Afton Family
William Afton | Elizabeth Afton

Fazbear Frights
Eleanor | Afton's Amalgamation | Funtime Freddy | Fetch | Plushtrap Chaser | Ballora | Foxy the Pirate | Chica the Chicken | Springtrap | The Puppet
Lonely Freddies | Minireenas | Funtime Foxy | Golden Freddy | Julius's Exoskeleton | Lucky Boy | Felix the Shark
Dr. Little | Andrew | William Afton
Nurses | Julius | Dominic | Hudson | Lewis | Unnamed Drug Dealers
Glitchtrap | The Blackbird | Faz-Goo
Spring Bonnie | Ralpho | Shadow Bonnie | Sea Bonnies | Kids at Play

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