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Hey guys, I think the little man said he wants to give Fredbear a big kiss! On THREE! One....two....
~ Big Brother forcing his brother's head into Fredbear.

Big Brother (or "Foxy Mask) is a major antagonist/protagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 4, appearing as the main antagonist of the minigames. He is the Crying Child's abusive older brother, and is the one who caused the child's accident. Nightmare Foxy represents him in gameplay.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Big Brother is only seen in the minigames, particularly on the second, third, fourth and fifth nights. His role as the child's brother, and not his father, is revealed on Night 5.

He hates his little brother, likely due to him still being a child, and has apparently abused the child to the point of him crying all the time. Five days from the party, he locks his brother in his room, laughing sadistically from the outside. Fredbear seems unfazed by what Big Brother is doing, only asking what he has done "this time." Fredbear constantly tries to help the child avoid Big Brother, guiding him with his words.

4 days from the party, the door is unlocked, but when the child enters the TV room, he jumps out from behind the TV with a Foxy mask on, making the child fall on the floor and sob.

2 days from the party, when the child enters his bedroom, he jumps out from under the bed, causing the child to fall to the floor and cry again.

1 day from the party, Big Brother and his friends lock the child in the Parts/Services room, the child banging at the door sobbing.

On the day of the party, the child's birthday, Big Brother and his bullies, wearing the masks of Freddy, Bonnie, and Chica, surround the child tormenting him, the one in the Chica mask commenting that the child is pathetic. Big Brother suddenly gets the idea to force the child to be right next to the Fredbear animatronic, the child screaming and shouting as he is dragged over to him. Big Brother decides to force his brother's head into the animatronic, saying that it's a big kiss to Fredbear. He underestimates the strength of the mechanical jaw, only laughing with his bullies as his brother's head is stuck. The child's forehead gets stuck between the second row of teeth, and the machine overpowers his skull, crushing through and ripping out his frontal lobe, causing Big Brother and the bullies to stop laughing and look in horror.

After the bite, something happens which causes the child to begin to die. Big Brother comes to his little brother's bedside, and apologizes in a brief statement. He had felt remorse for what he caused, and put himself on the path to redemption. It is unknown if he is a character met in the past games, leaving his fate ambiguous.


The child's brother is shown to be a sadistic and manipulative trickster, who never cease to abuse emotionally and psychologically his brother. He seems to have no care about his brother's depression, as he torments him even in his own room. However, he is extremely remorseful for his actions as he came to his little brother's bedside, apologizing for his actions.



  • Due to him no longer laughing upon seeing what happened, it is likely he feels remorse for what happened or horrified by the event.
  • Some people believed he was the child's father, before Night 5, where he is revealed to be the brother.
  • He is rarely thought to be one of the night guards, Jeremy Fitzgerald, Fritz Smith, Mike Schmidt, or the anonymous one.
  • He can possibly be seen as the Bigger Bad, with Fredbear being the main antagonist. Although Nightmare Foxy represents him. 
  • Upon closer examination, the first three lines spoken in the Night 6 minigame, where the child passes on, are highlighted in grey text, revealing it is the brother at the child's bedside apologizing. The rest of what is said in the minigame, presumably belonging to the spirit within the Fredbear plushie, may or may not be the brother, with lines such as, "I will fix you." seeming rather strange for him to say.
  • Some suggest The Killer, being a witness to the Bite of '87, was angered by what had occurred, and murdered all four of the bullies, turning them into Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy. Foxy specifically being the Brother. This would be a more dramatic turn of events if the rumor of the Killer being the child's father is true, as he would essentially be murdering his elder son. It would also cast The Killer's motive into a new light, portraying him as a Well-Intentioned Extremist.
    • However this is not confirmed.
  • Some people believe that the brother is Phone Guy, due to Phone Guy being nervous, working at the pizzeria for a very long time, knowing about the springlock suits and his favorite animatronic being Foxy (the brother wears a Foxy mask). However, the fact Phone Guy was an adult and worked at the pizzeria at 1987 and that the brother was a kid during the bite makes it impossible for them to be the same person  (unless the bite was not in 1987). 
  • There is evidence pointing to the events of Five Nights at Freddy's 4 being a false lead for the Bite of '87 in the form of a TV screen broadcasting the date '83.
    • However, numerous fans have written out theories and connections that could disprove this.
    • However, this was clear up by Scott on redit, as he said that FNaF 4 take place into 1983.
  • He could be the anonymous one and his friends, the other bullies, think of themselves as a killer, anyways the brother and his friends have nightmares from what they did as seen in the other games.
  • It was theorized by Game Theory and in the Freddy Fazbear's surival book that Mike Schmidt, Jeremy, The Big Brother/FNaF 4's Protagonist is Michael Afton.
    • However a Youtuber named Zero Spear and some people believe that Micheal is the victim bitten by Fredbear Since Micheal knows about Nightmare Fredbear and that Micheal has the same hair the crying child and Zero Spear thinks that It's the crying child because why would someone write in the crying child's journey since it belongs to him.


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Five Nights at Freddy's
Freddy Fazbear | Bonnie the Bunny | Chica the Chicken | Foxy the Pirate | Golden Freddy

Five Nights at Freddy's 2
Toy Animatronics
Toy Freddy | Toy Bonnie | Toy Chica | Mangle | Balloon Boy | The Puppet
Shadow Animatronics
Shadow Freddy | Shadow Bonnie
William Afton | Michael Afton

Five Nights at Freddy's 3
Phantom Animatronics
Phantom Freddy | Phantom Chica | Phantom Foxy | Phantom Balloon Boy | Phantom Puppet | Phantom Mangle

Five Nights at Freddy's 4
Nightmare Animatronics
Nightmare Freddy/Freddles | Nightmare Bonnie | Nightmare Chica | Nightmare Foxy | Nightmare Fredbear | Plushtrap | Nightmare
Big Brother | Big Brother's Friends
Halloween Edition Update
Jack-O-Bonnie | Jack-O-Chica | Nightmare Mangle | Nightmare Balloon Boy | Nightmarionne

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Ballora | Bidybabs | Circus Baby | Ennard | Funtime Foxy | Funtime Freddy & Bonnie Puppet | Minireena
Custom Night Update
Bonnet | Electrobab | Lolbit | Yenndo

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator
Lefty | Molten Freddy | Scrap Baby| Springtrap
Cassette Man

FNAF World
Scott Cawthon | Chica's Magic Rainbow | Chipper

Five Nights at Freddy's Novel Series
Twisted Animatronics
Twisted Freddy | Twisted Bonnie | Twisted Wolf | Twisted Foxy
William Afton (Books)