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Nightmare is the quaternary antagonist and an enigmatic, dark animatronic in Five Nights at Freddy's 4. He could be seen as the Bigger Bad of Nightmare Fredbear, as while Nightmare Fredbear serves as a nightmarish version of Fredbear in general, Nightmare serves as the SPECIFIC Fredbear that bit the child's head. He replaces Nightmare Fredbear as the main antagonist on the final night, aptly named "Nightmare" (FNAF 4's 20/20/20/20 mode).


He is clearly based on Nightmare Fredbear, being some sort of demonic version of the already demonic looking Fredbear. Unlike Fredbear, his skin is translucent, exposing all of his animatronic parts. Upon closer examination, a black mass resides in Nightmare's head, theorized to represent the Child's bitten off frontal lobe. (citation needed)

He is black with a yellow hat and bow tie, the yellow hat having a black trim on it.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Just like Fredbear on Night 6, on Night 7 and Night 8, he takes the same role, appearing at 4 AM, and replacing all animatronics, taking up their duties. He must be handled the same way, but Nightmare is more aggressive than Fredbear. Also, he always directly appears at the doorway. Upon being attacked by him, he will appear in a screen similar to Golden Freddy instead of a complete animation. His existence is unexplained, and his purpose is unknown. He is acknowledged in the gallery as a separate entity from Nightmare Fredbear, meaning that he must have some sort of significance.



  • He is similar to Shadow Freddy in several ways.
  • His current role in the story is unknown.
  • Nightmare is the only one animatronic who doesn't have a jumpscare in the Extras Menu.
  • Nightmare is the only animatronic in the fourth game who doesn't have an animated jumpscare similar to Golden Freddy from the first game.
  • Upon close inspection, Nightmare has transparent parts in is body, this could imply that he is a ghost.
    • An opinion gives that his black appearance makes him a spirit.
  • His claws, teeth and black color make him similiar to Venom.

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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

The Killer

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Springtrap (Five Nights at Freddy's)

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

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location
Ballora | Bidybab | Circus Baby | Ennard | Funtime Foxy | Funtime Freddy | Minireena

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

Balloon Boy (Parody) | Phone Guy (FNAF The Musical) | Springtrap (FNAF The Musical) | AJ (FNAF The Musical)

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