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This article is for the Crying Child from Five Nights at Freddy's 4, If you are looking for the one from FNaF 1, 2, or 3, look here. If you're looking for one of The Missing Children look here.

The Crying Child is the main protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's 4's end of night minigames. He is the victim of the Chomp/Bite of ‘83. His father is William Afton.

He is a timid and harmless child, who undergoes extreme bullying and teasing by his Older Brother, who is presumed to be Michael Afton. At his birthday party, The Older Brother and his friends jokingly lift him towards the Fredbear animatronic, who attacks him and bites into his skull, killing him.

Story

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The Crying Child is depicted as considering his plushies, (yet not Fredbear) as his friends, and is being tormented by the Older Brother. Each minigame follows the days leading up to his birthday.

Pre-Night 1

He is locked in his room with his plushies, who he considers his friends. After banging on the door he collapses down into tears, as the Fredbear plush states "Tomorrow is another day."

Night 1

He walks around his house, being followed by the Fredbear Plush. At the TV, The Older Brother, wearing a Foxy mask, scares him. Like the first minigame, it will say "Tomorrow is another day."

Night 2

He was left behind at Fredbear's Family Diner. The plush urges him to leave. Upon heading right, the child is located by an employee wearing the Fredbear suit. The Fredbear plush instructs him, saying "It's too late. Hurry the other way and find someone who will help! You know what will happen if he catches you!" Heading left, he sees shadows of Fredbear and Spring Bonnie, and the Fredbear plush says "You can find help if you can get past them. You have to be strong." Advancing further, the person wearing Fredbear's suit blocks the other end of the room, prompting the child to collapse crying while hiding under a table, at which point the plush states "Tomorrow is another day."

Night 3

The Fredbear plush urges him to leave this time. After exiting the restaurant, the child goes home, talking to the other children. When he reaches home, the older brother scares him again. After being scared, the plush reminds him "Tomorrow is another day."

Night 4

He had been locked in a spare parts room of the establishment. As the child cries, he yells "Please let me out." "PLEASE!" The child then falls over into a fetal position, crying "...please let me out...."

Night 5

On his birthday at Fredbear's Family Diner, the Older brother and his friends were picking on him. This leads to The Older Brother getting the idea to put his head in Fredbear’s mouth; once his head is in Fredbear’s mouth he gets bitten not long after. He is critically injured, and thus brought to the hospital.

Night 6

After the bite, his brother talks to him to say sorry. Once he stops talking, another voice starts talking to him while his plushies disappear, until finally Fredbear plush disappears and a flat-line is heard.

Survival Logbook

In the Survival Logbook it's thought that the edited text is the Bite Victim. The Logbook also shows some evidence as to why Bite Victim could be Michael Afton.

Trivia

  • Some theorize he saw The Missing Children incident, which would explain "You know what will happen if he catches you!".
    • It's theorized that he saw Elizabeth’s and/or Charlie’s death.
  • He is a member of the Afton family.
  • Many people believe that his real name is Norman, as the file name for the bedroom in Help Wanted is NormanBedroom.
    • However, this is not a clear conclusion. It may refer to a stock model that can be found online.[1]
      • This is in fact named after the character Norman Bates from the TV series Bates Motel.
      • The bedroom model is based on Norman's bedroom in this series.
    • The actual file labelled as NormanBedroom is simply a stock table model, placed out of bounds in the Night Terrors minigame.
  • Some people refer to him as Chris or Christopher. However, that's a completely fan-made name.
  • Many have theorized that the Bite Victim is Michael Afton.
  • His name may be Evan, according to Wolfy1740, Game Theorists, and Godzilla on r/fivenightsatfreddy's.
  • He is thought to be represented in the Survival Logbook through edited text - repeated patterns become replaced with different words.
  • He is theorized to possess Golden Freddy (either alone or along with Cassidy) and is also thought to be Shadow Freddy.
  • He has the first onscreen death of a main character.

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