Why are the animatronics evil in Five Nights at Freddy’s?


Why do the animatronics in Five Nights at Freddy’s have a bad attitude? Yes, the animatronics who prowl Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria at night may be a little strange. How far does it go, though?

The animatronics in Five Nights at Freddy’s have a bit of a bloodlust, especially when it comes to patient security guards, as seen in the video games and the impending teaser for the new film. But before the premiere of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, we want to go a little deeper into the mythology around these unexpected cinematic villains.

What makes the animatronics malevolent, then? Have they always been bad? How did they transform from a fun restaurant mascot to the killer robots? Here is all the information you require.


The animatronics are malevolent because the ghosts of the kids that William Afton killed have taken possession of them.

The pizza restaurant’s co-founder, William Afton, covered up his deadly intentions by using adorable animatronics that resembled those at Chuck E. Cheese. While visiting Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza with their parents in 1985, five kids vanished. The pizza shop was shut down and the animatronics were left behind as a result of this spate of disappearances, known as the Missing Children Incident.

However, the kids were never lost; instead, William Afton abducted them, killed them, and then put their corpses into animatronics like Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Golden Freddy.

Every time a child passes away in the FNAF universe, a material known as Remnant is released. It is a tangible representation of the child’s memories and spirit, which, when freed, led them to take control of the animatronic into which their body had been placed.

They are filled with rage over the murder of these youngsters and wish to kill their assailant. They misidentify Afton as every adult security guard who walks into the pizzeria, which causes them to go on a homicidal spree in an erroneous quest for vengeance. They are therefore not quite bad. However, you wouldn’t want to be in a room with them by yourself.