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Five Nights at Freddy's: Lore Hints You May Have Missed

Just what is happening in Freddy Fazbear's Pizza?


At first glance, Five Nights at Freddy's is a straight-forward game of power management, reflexes, and jump scares. But did you know there's more to the mystery of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza than it first seems?

Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is (surprise) out now!

Wrapped semi-deeply in Freddy's is a bit of lore, quietly placed about the restaurant and in the nightly phone calls from the previous security guard. And that's not all: there are a number of unexplained spooks throughout the game that are easy to miss, unless you have luck and a good eye for detail.

Warning: Spoilers inbound!

Lore is doled out in small chunks in this game, and there is no direct correlation between everything. It gives you just enough to try to piece together what has and is happening in this children's restaurant, without giving it explicitly away.

If you've gotten your fill on lore, I've also pinpointed some rare camera screens you may be interested in taking a look at. On another note, I am super hype for Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and you should be too!

Phone recording lore hints

Pushing through nights 1 through 5, you will be greeted with a recording from one of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza's previous security guards. Each day's is different, with the fifth night's bringing the recordings to a close and leaving a lot of questions. Here are some key lore-related points in each night's phone call:

Night 1

Recording: "..upon discovery of death, a missing person's report will be filed within 90 days or as soon as the floors have been bleached and the carpets replaced.."
Conclusion: This basically says the company will clean up any trace of your death before contacting the authorities. They also do not say they will let tha authorities know you died on the job, but they will file a missing person's report. It seems they will essentially keep your death a secret, likely to their own means.

Recording: "..they're left on some kind of "free roaming mode" at night.."
Conclusion: This would explain why they move at night, and is followed up by something more unsettling.

Recording: "..they probably won't recognize you as a person... they'll most likely see you as a metal endoskeleton without its costume on... they'll probably try to forcefully stuff you inside a Freddy Fazbear suit."
Conclusion: So the security guard is telling you that if they catch you, you will probably be stuffed into a suit filled with hard metal components and wires, which will likely result in your death due to the pressure of the suit itself and the animatronic parts.

This is actually proven to be true by the Game Over screen, in which you can clearly see organic eyeballs and teeth coming from the Freddy suit in the back room.

Recording: "..then there was the bite of '87... it's amazing the human body can live without the frontal lobe.."
Conclusion: This tells us one of the animatronics bit a child in 1987. It's most likely the animatronic culprit is Foxy, the beaten up Fox found in Pirate Cove.

Night 2

There is only one real lore hint in night 2. There are plenty of gameplay hints, but only one pertaining to lore:

Recording: "..check on the curtain in Pirate Cove from time to time, the character in there seems unique in that it becomes more active if the cameras remain off for long periods of time. I guess he doesn't like being watched."
Conclusion: This isn't so much a conclusion, as pointing out a contradiction: Foxy is actually completely unpredictable, though it seems looking at Pirate Cove will make him come for you sooner.

Foxy is the only animatronic in disrepair, and is not even advertised by the restaurant. You don't see him in the trailer either, do you? It is most likely Foxy was the culprit of the bite of 1987, based on his sharp teeth and general disrepair. He doesn't even have a suit covering the bottom half of his animatronic legs.

Night 3

Recording: "..I had an idea: If you happen to get caught and want to avoid getting stuffed into a Freddy suit, uh, try playing dead... go limp. Maybe they'll think you're an empty costume instead. Then again, if they think you're an empty suit, they might try to stuff a metal skeleton into you"
Conclusion: This just explains to you why you cannot just sit still and live through the night, under normal circumstances. Furthermore, how can the animatronics think at all?

Basically this says you're screwed once caught. If this weren't bad enough, the fourth night's call brings the end to the previous security guard.

Night 4

The transcript for this call in itself is not worth mentioning outside of the guard requesting you check the suits in the back, presumably to see if he is alive.

The banging outside the doors sounds very much like Foxy, and you can clearly hear either Chica or Bonnie's groans in the background. Even worse is the power clearly goes out for him, as you can hear Freddy begin to play music in the background.

So the question this call poses: is the guard in the recordings still in a suit in the back room?

The answer to that is probably no. As you can see in the image below, all that is back there normally are some costume heads and an animatronic endoskeleton.

But the image that comes up when you die is a little telling (brightened and colors adjusted to give a good look):

The eyes popping out from the Freddy suit are organic, as you can see above. You can also see teeth, which are clearly different from the teeth found in the roaming animatronics.

You are in the Freddy suit in the game over screen.

Night 5

The call for the fifth night is the last in a series of progressively more ominous phone calls, and it is nearly impossible to decipher. One thing is clear: whoever recorded that message is not human (or is no longer fully human). Some speech can be made out when the audio file has been adjusted (video not by me):

One thing to note is this sounds similar to the voice Freddy uses when you see the IT'S ME hallucinations. This means it's most likely Freddy, and it is possible the last security guard was stuffed into the very same suit you are stuffed in should you be caught.

Further lore hints

Golden Freddy

The above is only further backed up by the 'Golden Freddy' suit, which is a rare event that only happens under certain conditions. If you leave both doors closed for a prolonged period of time and look at Cam 2B there is a chance he will spawn in your room. Even so, this is a rare event.

Golden Freddy is clearly lacking an endoskeleton. Furthermore, failing to deflect him by looking at your monitor will result in a unique death screen and close the game. He is also the only 100% proof something supernatural is going on in Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. He appears in your room even with the doors closed and induces hallucinations.


What's the big deal about posters, you ask? Well, there aren't exactly a lot of other ways to get hints about what's going on. There is one poster in particular that drops hints about the history of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and its changes are elusive.

The poster in question is the one found on Cam 4B. It normally looks like this:

But has four other variations. These can be seen in the images below, with their text transcribed just below each one. Misspellings are simply as they are written in the images.

Kids vanish at local pizzaria - bodies not found.

Two local children were reportedly lured into a back room during the late hours of operation at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza on the night of June 26th. While video surveliance identified the man responsible and led to his capture the following morning, the children themselves were never found and are presumed dad.

Police think that the suspect dressed as a company mascot to earn the children's trust.

Five children now reported missing. Suspect convicted.

Five children are now linked to the incident at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where a man dressed as a cartoon mascot lured them into a back room.

While the suspect has been charged, the bodies themselves were never found.

Freddy Fazbear's Pizza has been fighting an uphill battle ever since to convince families to return to the pizzaria.

"It's a tragedy."

Local pizzaria theatened with shutdown over sanitation.

Local pizzaria, Freddy-Fazbear's Pizza has been threatened again with shutdown by the health department over reports of foul odor coming from the much-loved animal mascots.

Police were contacted when parents reportedly noticed what appeared to be blood and mucus around the eyes and mouths of the mascots. One parent alikened them to "reanimated carcasses".

Local pizzaria said to close by years end.

After a long struggle to stay in business after the tragedy that took place there many years ago, Freddy Fazbear's Pizza has announced that it will close by year's end.

Despite a year-long search for a buyer, companies seem unwilling to be associated with the company.

"These characters will live on. In the hearts of kids- these characters will live on." -CEO

These posters are the biggest hints in the game, and are the only source from which we can learn about the restaurant's history. Unfortunately they reveal very little of the situation.

Could the man who abducted those kids simply be an animatronic, one of the pizzeria's previous security guards, or a pervert? What happened to those kids?

The interesting part about the abduction incident is one of the posters states the suspect was caught the very next morning after the security tapes were seen. That is not a lot of time to move two (or more) bodies around, and the bodies themselves were never found. The security tapes would also see them being removed from the building, if they were -- it is fairly clear those children's bodies never left the walls of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza.

And to the heart of it all, what is causing the animatronics to act the way they do from midnight to 6AM? The answer to that question could be the key to the answers to the rest. What happened to Freddy Fazbear?

Originally Published Aug. 21st 2014

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    Random guy_7519 2 days ago
    I think 4 of the missing children where stuffed in the main suits by the imposter in the golden Freddy suit and the last one was the victim of the bite of 87. Foxy was most likely the one who bit the child, and the imposter, thinking the child was dead, murdered the other 4 children and stuffed them in the suits. Also the screech of the animatronics is a childs scream, foxy has a glitch that allows you to hear the full scream, or you can find it it the settings.
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    Potatooo 2 days ago
    I think that Phone guy basically DIDN'T die, Maybe you do hear Foxy banging on the door (That means Bonnie and Foxy can't get in) and Freddy's music playing and an Animatronic (Assumed Chica) groan, but maybe he escaped, He could have been able to run out of the exit and demand a day shift job. This is inspired by the fact that Phone guy is alive in Five nights at Freddy's two and that the game never proves that Phone guy dies. Also, on night five with the strange message left, I think the Freddy found the phone and pressed random buttons while 'Talking' and that captured the strange distorted voice.
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    Durrdurrdurr 2 days ago
    Can I point out the correlation between the "Bodies where never found" and the fact that should you die on the job they will only contact the authorities once the walls have been bleached and the carpets changed?
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    Myra_1678 2 days ago
    This is tots not fair I didn't pass night 5 😞.Is chica a chicken or duck.
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    Smoooogy 4 days ago
    I fucked Bonnie and Foxy. Foxy was better. Gave great head :3
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    Austin23_4166 6 days ago
    The phone guy theory is that foxy was banging on the door and the phone guy was looking at the kitchen in the camera and the music was playing cause Freddy was in there cause that's the only other way the music could've been heard in the phone without the power being out and there was no sign of the power going off and then you hear Chicas/Bonnie's groan and when he hears the groan he drops the camera screen and Chica or Bonnie kills him
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    Fhdjsah_3008 7 days ago
    What I feel is......the only reason they never found the kids is because......he could have chopped the kids up and stuffed them in the suits so they could fit even better plus he could have put some certain "cover" for the body parts that were inside the suits so they wouldn't see it.
    That Orr......he stuffed them inside the never know and I wish this place was still running because I wanted to visit there when I spent all might wandering the internet looking for facts about this place
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    Fnaf is amazing 1 week ago
    The reason why 5 children are killed and there are 4 suits that can hold the children is because 2 children are stuffed into the foxy suit. Also, both children's jaws were broken so that is why foxy'a jaw looks wierd
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    Myra_1678 2 days ago
    Totally WRONG because it also counts golden Freddy look
    1 child 2 child 3 child 4 child 5 child
    Freddy chica. Foxy. Bonnie golden Freddy see.
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    Foxy the cove man 1 week ago
    The bodies are stuffed into the suits.
    Thats my theory
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    HighTechSkittle 2 weeks ago
    When you were talking about the phone guy being put in a suit, I remembered on that call, he says something like "and could you uh please check the back room and on the suits? It might not be that bad.." This makes me think he wants the security guard to find him before the animatronics get him again.. Maybe so they can escape. And thats why phone guy is guiding the new guy through so he wont get stuffed into the suit where they both wont be able to escape.
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    xXDeadlyxNerdXx 2 weeks ago
    I could be wrong, but the most popular theory about the kids and the murderer was that the murderer put himself into the golden Freddy suit (which might explain why golden Freddy has no endoskeleton) and used his cartoony appearance to lure the kids to him and then stuff them in the suits. Although it says that 5 kids were murdered, and there's only 4 animatronics, so nobody has quite been able to figure out what happened to the last child, he couldn't have been stuffed in golden Freddy because golden Freddy has no endoskeleton and it is obvious nothing or no-one is inside golden Freddy. So what happened to the 5th child?
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    applefruit 2 weeks ago
    idk it seems kind of obvious that the guy probably stuffed the kids into the suits and thats whats causing them to act the way they do. why else would they want to stuff someone else in the suits too?
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    Connor_5696 2 weeks ago
    Phone guy was killed by Chica, and since the posters suggest that a kid was already put in the Freddy suit, we know he nor we can. I think, phone guy is in the golden Freddy suit, you are in a spare Freddy suit in the back.
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    BONNIE_6139 3 weeks ago
    HELLO THERE.....
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    alfonz_9297 3 weeks ago the best theory so far , skip1 min beginning is just gameplay
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    gabriella jones 3 weeks ago
    I am very interested in the history of five nights at freddys and I want to learn more about it all I love your description
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    Bllos 3 weeks ago
    Don't dare Ssship you will think you get answers for everything
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    Bllos 3 weeks ago
    We are gonna rock and marry bonnie me no you
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    Ssship 3 weeks ago
    Oh and who in the game is scary? Just asking I think it's Freddy or Foxy.
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    Ssship 3 weeks ago
    I think that all of them are possessed but why is they're five kids... Maybe they want to get mike and kill him so the other kid can have something to possesse!,plus my theory is 1 the dead kids are wanting revenge on all adults and they see kids as well.... Kids so what I'm saying is that there killer is a adult and a knife 2 the phone guy is killed by Chica ( or short for Chicago ) for one if Freddy shode play his song and foxy was banging on the door and since foxy is banning that ruls out Bonnie I don't no why but it just is that so the only one that is left is Chica so she is a murder 3 I love muffins
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    Andres_6459 3 weeks ago
    Chica killed phone guy!! Theres proof. Banging on the door is foxy, so bonnie can't get in, and if the power went out we would the hum of the power going out, and freddy only goes thou the left door when he plays his jingle, so he might be in the kitchen, which leaves the right door open, so chica could have snuck in and killed him. ha!!!
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    Tomasz_4818 3 weeks ago
    Real Theory

    So, Golden Freddy Is the old security guard. He tried to stay limp and not die but the animatronics got him and stuffed him in golden freddy, still limping. After him disappearing , Mike (You) took his job and you murdered thee
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    fhxbsndj 3 weeks ago
    we're waiting every night to finally Rome and invite
    newcomers to play with us
    many years we've been all alone
    we're stuck to be still and play the same songs that we heard that day
    an imposter took our life away
    now we're stuck here to decay
    please just let us in don't lock us away
    we are not like what you're thinking
    we are poor little soul s
    who have lost all control
    we are forced to play that role
    We are all alone
    Stuck in our little zone
    Since 1987
    Join us be our friend
    OR Just be stuck and defend
    After all you've only got
    Five night s at Freddy's
    Is this where you wanna be
    I just don't get it.
    Why do you wanna stay?

    This is the story line in the fnaf song. The five kids were killed and hidden in tje suits, and their bodies rotted inside the suit. The bite came because the souls of the children were not put to rest. The haunted animatronics now malfunction and attack humans,
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    Noximilian 3 weeks ago
    This is SICK and MAD,you guys are sick if you are playing and reading things like this shit!
    You bastards,how death of five chilldren should be funny and interesting,even it is fictitious!?
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    lordpixel 3 weeks ago
    I do not see any teeth in Chica and the death sounds like Golden Freddy's kill sound so there are 2 culprits on the phone guy's death, Golden Freddy and Chica
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