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Fredbear is a posthumous animatronic and the original mascot of Fredbear's Family Diner, and the cause of the Bite of 1983.

History

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Fredbear is first mentioned as the mascot of Fredbear's Family Diner by Phone Guy.

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Fredbear appears for the first time in "Five Nights at Freddy's 3" during one of the easter egg minigames entitled Stage01, and is controlled by the player. Phone Guy (via the employee training tapes) mentions that there are two springlock suits, and that one of them is specifically a Spring Bonnie suit. The other suit is speculated to be Fredbear's, and it is heavily emphasized in the next game.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Fredbear was seen inside Fredbear's Family Diner alongside Spring Bonnie in 1983, being used as an animatronic and a suit. Eventually, on the Crying Child's birthday, the boy is thrown into Fredbear's jaw's while he is singing. This causes the animatronic to malfunction, chomping the mouth down and crushing the Child's head.

He appears in Nightmare form in the main gameplay as Nightmare Fredbear.

Ultimate Custom Night

Fredbear can be summoned by only using Withered Golden Freddy at 1, and using the Death Coin on him. This will lead to a jumpscare. Fredbear resembles the FNaF 1 Golden Freddy with purple hat and bow tie.

FNaF world

Where it all started.
 
— Fredbear's loading screen quote

Fredbear appears as a protagonist in the kid-friendly recreation of FNaF known as FNaF World. He gives hints to the player about how to get stuff done. By waiting at the DONE button at each location, You will get some special dialogue from him telling you to find the clocks for a secret ending. If you have Fredbear unlocked, place him in the front of your party, then the next time you talk to Fredbear both of them will glitch, giving you the Universe End ending. He can be found and battled in the Pinwheel Funhouse, being available in the Party menu upon defeat.

Fredbear has the following attacks:

D27C73E9-3C86-4B34-9EF9-F93498786473.gif Deals higher damage than Bite 2 or Bite.
F7EA0B24-9AE7-4BA8-82E6-4C15242C01D1.gif Heals the entire party.
C39D1FFA-0931-4D85-985C-19C48F9DA982.gif Summons a Mimic Ball that duplicates every attack until it disappears.

Quotes

Be sure to come back soon!
 
— Fredbear
There’s more fantasy and fun where I come from.
 
— Fredbear
Let’s find a suit that’s right for you.
 
— Fredbear
laughter
 
— Fredbear

Trivia

  • Fredbear may be named after Scott Cawthon's original name for Freddy: "Freddybear".
  • Fredbear bears a strong resemblance to Golden Freddy, to the point many fans have believed them to be the same
    • There is actually rather strong evidence against this, however;
      • For one detail, Five Nights at Freddy's 3 contains a minigame containing Golden Freddy as well as Spring Bonnie on stage, featuring a Black bowtie and a Brown tophat. On the other hand, Fredbear has a Glowing Purple tophat and bowtie.
      • Posters for Fredbear's Family Diner contain Golden Freddy, confirming directly that they both co-existed as mascots of the location, and thus aren't the same animatronic.
  • It was believed by some that the incident that Fredbear caused was the Bite of 87. Despite this, it was indirectly confirmed that this incident was the Bite of 83.
  • Fredbear is the only animatronic from Fazbear Entertainment that was never discovered and reused for Fazbear's Fright. It was technically unknown what happened to his suit after years when the diner shuts down, but it was assumed that his suit could be entirely lost.
  • Fredbear's voice lines from Ultimate Custom Night were actually re-used from Freddy, although heavily modified to where his voice actor, Kellen Goff, doesn't even know which take was used.
  • Its thought that Fredbear is Henry’s main suit.

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Nightmare Fredbear (also known as Nightmare Golden Freddy) is an animatronic serving as the main antagonist in the game Five Nights at Freddy's 4. He is the nightmarish incarnation of Golden Freddy.

Behavior

Nightmare Fredbear will only become active on Night 5. Every other Nightmare will cease activity, leaving him as the lone enemy.

He will approach from either hallway, with a deep laugh signifying movement. He can be seen in the hallway with the flashlight, however will not move out of sight. If he is seen in the hallway, the player must close the door and wait for his laugh. Only then can they move away from the door. He will appear on the bed as just a head, and will jumpscare the player if they do not use the light to deter him. He will also appear in the closet, and the player must shut the door to get rid of him.

Sounds

Nightmare Fredbear's jumpscare sound.

FNAF world

Getting down to business.
 
— Nightmare Fredbear's loading screen quote

Nightmare Fredbear appears as a protagonist of the kid-friendly FNaF world, he has a chance to appear in the Pinwheel Funhouse, if you defeat Nightmare Fredbear than he will join your party as a playable character.

Nightmare Fredbear has the following attacks,

411FC222-EE50-40D1-AAD1-B4C5C4261098.gif Does higher damage then Toxic Bite and inflicts poison on a random opponent.
1DCC6C86-A02A-4535-AAA9-25C196EA8643.gif Summons an army of Freddles to attack every opponent.
D27C73E9-3C86-4B34-9EF9-F93498786473.gif Deals higher damage than Bite 2 or Bite.

He used to have Bad Pizza but it was replaced with Freddles in update 2

Ultimate Custom Night

Character description: Nightmare Fredbear is invisible to the cameras but his eyes can be seen outside the door, if you fail to close the door on him before you put up your camera you will be jumpscared, resulting in a game over screen.

UCN quotes

Let me put you back together, then take you apart all over again.
 
— Nightmare Fredbear
We know who our friends are, and you are not one of them.
 
— Nightmare Fredbear
This time, there is more than a illusion to fear.
 
— Nightmare Fredbear
I assure you I am very real.
 
— Nightmare Fredbear
Let’s see how many times you can be pulled apart.
 
— Nightmare Fredbear

Help Wanted

Nightmare Fredbear appears as a fictional antagonist in the Freddy Fazbear Virtual Experience. He appears in the last Night Terrors level, and thus is set within a version of the Bedroom. Nightmare Fredbear reaches the doors or the closet, then the player must hold the doors shut on him, and if he's on the bed, then the player must hold their flashlight on him to make leave. However, failing to repel Night Fredbear leads to him jumpscaring the player.

Gallery

Teasers

Ingame

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

FNaF world

Ultimate Custom Night

Help Wanted

Trivia

  • Nightmare Fredbear's head materialises on the bed, as a reference to Withered Golden Freddy's head in FNaF 2.
  • Nightmare Fredbear was seen to be drawn in the Survival Logbook. He was drawn by Michael Afton under recent dreams. This implies Mike was the one having the FNaF 4 nightmares, which has lead fans theorise that Michael Afton is the Bite Victim, no the Older Brother.
  • In the Help Wanted trailer, Nightmare Fredbear is featured, albeit with Freddy's colors. Scott Cawthon revealed this was because the trailer was made when the game was in an early build.

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