This is the blog I have been the most excited for. We are going to talk about the LORE of Five Nights at Freddy’s. This may be a long one so grab a snack. So, this lore is going to mention some slightly graphic things, but no detail just the mention. Mainly only death/murder. Nothing too hard. This game has a heavily deeper meaning. This game was created by Scott Cawthon in 2014. Also, this is not the complete lore. I had to cut it short, or this would be an extremely long post. These will be my blogs until I get to the end of the lore. Now, let’s get into it.
We’ll start from the very very beginning, Fredbear’s Family Diner. William Afton and Henry opened this diner in 1967 featuring a brown bear as the mascot. They did not have enough funding to hire people to wear the bear suit or the bunny suit. Henry and William wore the suits themselves. They were studying in college at the time. William studied engineering while Henry studied business administration and communication. Henry was married with two children, Charlotte, and Sammy. William was also married with three children, Elizabeth, Evan, and Michael. They opened the diner to cater specifically towards children’s birthday parties because they knew that’s where the profit would be. They came up with an idea to really bring in the profit and change their future forever. They turned their fur costumes into spring lock suits. They would continue to wear these suits very dangerously. They meant for them to pass as animatronics. These two suits took on the names Fredbear and Springbonnie.
These suits caused them great success leading to the second location to open called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. They would then move to add two new animatronics to the crew. One being a fox and the other a chicken. Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy. The animatronics became very popular very quickly. However, William Afton’s success did not matter. He was still a horrible man. An abuser, a destructor, and cruel, but he was smart and strategic. He chose to put on his Springbonnie suit once more to release these emotions. On this night 5 children will have a birthday party that would never be forgotten.
The yellow Springbonnie manipulated and corrupted these children to eventually lead them into a back room of the pizzeria. I won’t go into detail, but William murdered all 5 children with a knife. William was unaware on how he would cover his acts. The idea struck his mind when he laid eyes on his 4 new animatronics with built in automatic endoskeletons. William hid each of the children in these empty suits. The pizzeria eventually closed, but FBI stormed the building anyway. The FBI quickly found out no one knew anything and there was no evidence in the building. William, obviously, became the major suspect, but without bodies or proof they couldn’t charge him. After William got away with these murders, he began designing suits. Suits that were meant to contain people inside. Now that he set his goals for the pizzeria to be a spot where he could murder children, he created a new animatronic, Circus Baby. She was built with all kinds of gadgets to lure children, and a scooper. The scooper was a giant claw that could grab children and put inside her metal casing. In the game Sister Location William says, “She can dance. She can sing. She’s equipped with a built-in helium tech, inflating balloons right at her fingertips. She can take song requests. She can even dispense ice cream.” With this new creation he opens a new place, Circus Baby’s pizza world. William programmed circus baby to not kill or trap in front of crowds or adults.
William’s wife and children occasionally visited this location to admire his work. Evan enjoyed watching his father work on the animatronics, specifically the first original four. Though, Elizabeth Afton was desperate to see circus baby. It was designed to look like her and it was the first girly animatronic. William always said no. He knew Circus Baby would recognize Elizabeth as a child and possibly kill her. Elizabeth only kept asking, “Daddy, why won’t you let me play with her? Daddy, you let the other children go see her. Why won’t you let me go? Daddy, just once let me go play with her. She’s so pretty and shiny. Didn’t you make her just for me? Daddy, she can make balloons! Have you seen her make balloons? Oh, daddy let me go to her.” No, was always William’s answer. He would take no risk. But one night, William was busy. A party of people came into the restraint. Elizabeth snuck away from William and went to find circus baby. As soon as circus baby saw Elizabeth, she began to dispense ice cream, a luring tactic. “Daddy isn’t watching. Don’t tell Daddy that I’m here. I wanted to watch your show too. I don’t know why he won’t let me come see you. You’re wonderful. Where did the other children go?” These would be Elizabeth’s final words. Elizabeth died as a direct result of Williams actions. Inside circus babies’ suit, her screams covered by the children running with excitement. As William looked for Elizabeth, he remembered her words “…daddy let me go to her. Didn’t you make her just for me?” He coldly stared at circus baby as the pieces connected. William instantly shut the restraint down. If anyone could tell him what happened, it was circus baby herself.
“I was in a small room with balloons and a few tables. No one sat at the tables though, but children would run in and out. I would always count the children. I’m not sure why. I was always acutely aware of how many there were in the room with me. I can do something special. Did you know that? I can make ice cream. Although I only did it once. There were four, then three, then two, then one. Something happened when there was one. A little girl, standing by herself. I was no longer, myself. And I stopped singing. My stomach opened, and there was ice cream. I couldn’t move, at least, not until she stepped closer. There was screaming for a moment, but only for a moment. Then other children rushed in again, but they couldn’t hear her over the sounds of their own excitement. I still hear her sometimes. Why did that happen?”
To be continued…
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3 thoughts on “Five nights at Freddy’s: THE LORE”
I can tell that you really love five nights at Freddy’s and I can feel this through your writing.
i know the lore entirely but i still read every single sentence because i just love it so much. this series is so well written and of course the character development is perfect.
I absolutely love the lore behind this, very interesting post