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Five Nights At Freddy's Disturbing Story, Explained By Fan Theories

If you've played Five Night's At Freddy's (or the sequel), then you've probably heard all sorts of rumors and theories about the game. That's because there's way more going on in Five Nights at Freddy's than the game lets on.

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It helps if you pay attention to all the clues and details in the background of the game, as Rusty Molboxer does in this breakdown. It might seem like grasping at straws, but we have to remember that the developer, Scott Cawthon, said that there is an explanation for why the characters are haunted—the game just doesn't spell it out for you.

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With that in mind, here's what this video talks about:

  • What the posters can tell us about the animatronics, and how the establishment was closed down due to sanitary health problems
  • More about the bite of 87, referenced in the first game, and what animatronic must have been responsible for it (not Foxy!)
  • The oft-cited idea that Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is not a sequel, but a prequel
  • Who the man that ended up killing all those children is
  • If the mask you use in Freddy's 2 is actually a part of a larger costume
  • How the game might be influenced by a real-life murder case in 1993
  • How the fifth victim in the game might actually be Golden Freddy, who can haunt the player/might be hallucination (or hell, how the children might be haunting the animatronics, in general).
  • What the message on the fifth night says—and what it references
  • What the reason for termination might say about you, the character

And since we can't talk about Five Nights theories without including the famous The Game Theorists video, here you go—it's worth watching, if you want a closer look at the murder that may have inspired the game:

So what do you think? Are any of these theories convincing? Do you have any of your own? Let us know in the comments.

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Shardik The Man Bear

I'm having trouble believing the that FNaF2 is a prequel, when the first night, the guy on the radio says that the building is no longer battery powered, and there is no worries of the electricity going off. If its been 3 times this place has been opened, that means the first was a battery powered building, a second on regular electricity, and then a 3rd time back to battery power. Also, why would they update the animatronics from the originals, use the old ones for parts, and then upon 2nd reopening, rebuild and use the originals, without updating their AI?