Top 10 Scariest Animatronics in the Five Nights at Freddy's Games

What is your most feared enemy in Five Night's at Freddy's?
The Top Ten
1 Puppet

The fact that you have to continually wind up a music box to stop certain death is frightening enough, but its creepy smile and its soulless eyes add to it.

Surely she's scary and stressful in FNAF 2. Probably when I was playing, the Puppet was the scariest jumpscare in the whole FNAF series because the stress of knowing the music box stopped makes it even scarier. Also, she is with her mouth open all the time, making it more scarier than what it is.

Okay, she's my second favorite character (next to Toy Bonnie), but when you get that screen where you're Freddy on stage, she's just following your gaze wherever you go. It's terrifying.

However, I feel bad that she was the creator of the robots' daughter. Her soul was forced to live on in the Puppet, and considering the neglect shown by the other children in the cake minigame and how her father just replaced her by the robot version of her without searching for her actual body, she has a right to be angry.

2 Bonnie the Bunny Bonnie is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.

I'm pretty sure Bonnie gave Scott nightmares when he was creating him. But no worries, you don't need to agree with me. Not everyone knows. Plus, he's my favorite character of all. I've known him longer than any other animatronic. -- Vxm.0

His eyes that steal your soul, his lack of eyebrows, and the unshakeable feeling he knows who's watching him make Bonnie particularly unsettling. Unlike the other animatronics, which look stereotypically scary with dark circles and dead expressions, Bonnie appears as though he would relish listening to your innards squish out of your suit. He was less scary in FNaF2 without a face, but with his original face, he's much more terrifying. It's a shame he didn't appear in FNaF3, even as a hallucination. That might have been a mercy, though. I'll have nightmares for weeks.

3 Mangle Mangle is a character from Five Nights at Freddy's 2. They have a yellow eye and a black eye. They are designed as a broken fox.

Though the other animatronics are all creepy in their own ways, Mangle would have been scary even before he was ripped apart by toddlers. Now he's just a convoluted, spider-like thing with two heads that is able to travel along the ceiling like a spider. Considering that his jumpscare is extremely unpredictable, it's a wonder how he is deemed less scary than Bonnie and Foxy.

Sure, my first jump scare by Bonnie in FNaF 1 did make me and my brother scream, but Mangle has given me more heart attacks than any other. She has no timer for her jump scare. She can stick to the ceiling at 1 AM and attack you at 4 AM. You're almost never ready for it. And her design is straight-up crazy. I always wanted an animatronic like this. I really don't see why everyone is scared of Foxy. Mangle destroys Foxy in this list.

4 Springtrap

In my mind, Springtrap is the scariest of the bunch. Firstly, because I can't seem to escape the fact there's a dead guy inside the animatronic. There's also the fact that he occasionally appears to be possessed by the aforementioned dead guy. This is suggested by the fact that, in spite of his sometimes twitchy movements, the way he moves the rest of the time is almost too human. Look up "uncanny valley" if you need an explanation.

However, I'd say the possession idea is something of a best-case scenario, as the alternative is that Purple Guy is somehow still alive inside, just about. And that seems so much creepier to me.

5 Foxy the Fox Foxy is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.

In my opinion, Foxy is by far the scariest of all the animatronics. He is fast, creepy, and he is always out to kill the nightguard. In Joy of Creation, he always creeps right behind you with his flashing white and red eyes. He is different from the other animatronics, which makes him even more deadly. He does not go easy on you, as he forces you to check on him and his curtain in the first game in order to stop him from sprinting down the hall at an abnormal speed and then poking his creepy face into your office, letting out an ear-splitting shriek. Never underestimate Foxy the Pirate, because he will just keep on surprising you.

6 Golden Freddy

For me, Nightmare for sure. He has transparent black skin, visible endoskeleton pieces, and those eyes. They are so wide, bloodshot, and gleeful you can see your own nightmares inside them. But the worst thing is, he enjoys it.

Nightmare laughs, as if he thinks it's just a big game, and he knows you can't escape anyway because even if you survive him, real life will eat you instead. His teeth are matted with red, and occasionally you can see them dripping with blood (rare screen).

The jumpscare is just petrifying, because instead of a clear death, you don't know what he will do to you, as it takes you to the Warning screen. He just stares at you, and that radio static sounds like joy. Like pleasure from the kill.

Yeah. Nightmare is scary.

7 Freddy Fazbear Freddy Fazbear (originally known as Freddybear, as seen in the Kickstarter) is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.

In every game, his jump scares are terrifying and always scare me. In the first game, when the power goes out, the screen goes dark, his face glows, and his jingle is played. Then, if you're unlucky enough and just miss out on finishing the night, he will jump scare you!

Also, he has another jump scare in the first game where he creeps into the office (when you're normally trying to find him or someone else) and then from behind gets in front of the night guard, eyeless (with just a tiny white dot) and jump scares you from really close up!

8 Withered Chica

Definitely the creepiest animatronic for me in the entire franchise. It's not her behavior but her appearance that's so disturbing. The soulless stare from her browless eyes, combined with the oversized eye sockets and the loose, giant beak, are already terrifying. But then, there are also those stretched-out, handless arms exposing massive wires, which were once covered by her now-missing hands and somehow remind me of veins. That's what I call nightmare fuel!

Withered Chica really creeps me out and scares me. Something about her appearance, especially her face and her broken arms, really scares me. She has an extremely threatening demeanor and looks like a living killing machine. Her soulless eyes are terrifying. I definitely can't stand to look at her for very long.

9 Faceless Bonnie

His face is completely gone, which makes him so scary as is. But when he is in the vents, the way he looks at the camera with no space in a cramped space makes him even more scary.

When I played FNaF 2, Withered Bonnie was such a pain to deal with, and he also terrified me. When he toggles the lights, it makes me a little baffled when he enters the office. One time, I was playing the custom night on FNaF 2, and I only had the toy animatronics selected, but for some odd reason, Withered Bonnie still came out and jump-scared me at 5:58 AM, even though I did not have him selected for the custom night. That kind of creeps me out.

10 Nightmare Fredbear Nightmare Fredbear is a character in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 who appears in Night 5, replacing the other 4 enemies you have to face off against in earlier nights, Nightmare Fredbear is the most vicious animatronic imagined by the Child you play as in FNaF 4, because of a freak accident where the child... read more

Nightmare Fredbear... Hmm... I love this dude. As well for Nightmare, I love these two designs. They actually look like real nightmares to me. -- Vxm.0

Okay, this is self-explanatory. Seeing him on a camera would be fine with me if there were any in FNaF 4, but since there's not, seeing him right outside makes your skin crawl with his scary teeth and him staring into your soul.

I'd say all the FNAF 4 animatronics are scary, with the exception of Nightmare Freddy, which takes the cake for me. This guy has two sets of teeth: one on his head, with an endoskeleton in the middle, and another set on the body. Honestly, I've never played this game, but I've seen images of it.

The Contenders
11 Phantom BB

So creepy! I think the most creepy thing are the eyes, and they say they are the windows of your soul. So, that means he has a creepy soul. Those eyes, just staring at me, are so incredibly creepy.

When I first played Five Nights at Freddy's 3, I looked at the camera on the second night, and his face was there. I didn't know what it was, and I just sat there waiting for him to go away. I finally closed the game out and was like, What the heck?!

I bet if anyone recorded themselves playing FNaF 3, they wouldn't say that he's not scary at all. It's just so unexpected since in the first game, he just takes your batteries. So creepy and weird.

12 Nightmare Nightmare is an antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 and one of the seven nightmare animatronics (ten if the Halloween Edition animatronics and Plushtrap are counted) in the game. He is the shadowy incarnation of Nightmare Fredbear, and the final antagonist in the game.

I mean, his name is Nightmare, and even the shadow seems to fear him, despite him essentially being made of shadows. And regarding what someone else said about joking around to make him less scary, well, I played FNaF 4 one time and started hyperventilating before anything even happened. The night with Nightmare just made it worse. I can't imagine being Chris. I'm surprised Chris even made it through the first night without having a heart attack. I feel bad for the guy.

Look guys, he is by far the scariest. His creep qualities are second to none. Not even Nightmare Fredbear, who is second. Fredbear is not as scary only because he's not black and doesn't fit with the background, since he's yellow and yellow is bright, and in my opinion, Fredbear is more expected. No one expects Nightmare. And he's always switching from one hall to another. All of the animatronics have lackluster creep ability compared to Nightmare. Did I mention his voice in Ultimate Custom? Creepiest voice on the roster, even Fredbear, who is second again. He stares at you from the right side like a demon, not the scariest appearance but still creepy and demonic. Definitely the scariest! "The sun fears me..."

13 Nightmarionne Nightmarionne is a character from FNaF 4 who appears in a Halloween DLC added on October 31st, replacing Nightmare in Nightmare mode and Night 8. Nightmarionne appears in Five Nights at Freddy's 4, and Ultimate Custom Night. Nightmarionne is also a version of the Marionette from Five Nights at Freddy's... read more

Really, I love the Puppet. There's so much story, and it makes the game better! But hey, this one just freaks me out. The body looks like a skeleton, and then, from that picture being cut off, it looks like it has horse hooves. But still, the way its head is just tilted scares me, like it's trying to look into your soul and find your secrets. After I saw this, I decided that the Puppet would take its place behind Bonnie.

How is this thing not at least in the top ten? Why is Toy Bonnie before this nightmarish thing? This guy gives me super-ultra-nightmares. Imagine Toy Bonnie standing over you, watching you as you sleep. Now think of Nightmarionne looming over you, staring into your soul.

14 Chica the Chicken

Chica was super scary in almost all the FNAF games, except for 4. In FNAF 1, the way Chica looks at the camera next to the girls' bathroom just looks super horrifying! I would never use the bathroom in Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. And her eyes... Something about them just scares the hell out of me.

In FNAF 2, Withered Chica's appearance in the office is just super horrifying to even think about! Her arms are all up, with the wires dangling from her arms. And her eyes again... They are so big. And don't forget how wide open her jaw is. Imagine seeing Withered Chica just popping up in front of your desk looking at you like that. Faceless Bonnie is not so scary compared to her, but I still find Faceless Bonnie scary.

15 Phantom Foxy

I find all phantom animatronics creepy, and Phantom Foxy is no exception. Kinda reminds me of Withered Foxy but actually scary. Not that high on my list though (not that I have one).

He might be everyone's favorite, but that phantom version of him almost scared me to death, and to make matters worse, he's missing an arm. Poor Foxy!

I was on the phone once playing FNAF 3 and put down the monitor, went to the left to check for Springtrap, and Phantom Foxy jumpscared me. I screamed so loud, and the caller was like, "What happened?" So I said, "I'm playing FNAF," and the caller was like, "Oh, okay. Makes sense."

16 Ennard Ennard is a mix of the smelted animatronic endoskeletons of Circus Baby, Ballora, Funtime Foxy and Funtime Freddy fused together with their animatronic eyeballs scattered on his body. Ennard takes form of Molten Freddy in FNaF 6 and scoops Michael Afton using the Scooper Machine in Sister Location so... read more

Ennard is quite a scary character, especially based on the fact that he uses manipulation and impersonation so frequently to lure you into a false sense of security while he manipulates other animatronics. He is an amalgamation of everything bad and scary, and wants revenge and to escape.

Much more disturbing than the other SL bots. Funtime Freddy and Foxy are adorable by comparison, Baby doesn't really hit home for me, and Ballora's creepy, but that's it. Ennard threw me for a loop when I first saw him. It's like, WHAT IS THAT? This is definitely not worth exotic butters!

17 Scrap Baby

Imagine turning the corner and seeing this guy on the ground, leaning against the wall. You think nothing of it but still find it a bit creepy. You continue down the path, but then you hear ramping behind you. You turn around and discover that the thing is now chasing you! You dash down the hall as fast as you can.

You finally reach your office and put your key in with shaky hands. You swing the door open, and you see that someone else is in your office. You ask them who they are, but they just turn around. You see that it was the thing chasing you earlier!

18 Purple Man

This character creeps me out, especially when he dies and then the next night there's a demonic voice. I think it might be Purple Man or Phone Guy who has come back to haunt you. Those were the most scary two nights in the game for me.

We all love a man whose skin is a sickly shade of purple, going slowly insane as he kills over, what, 15 children during the whole span of the FNaF series? How cute.

Why isn't he in the top 10? He literally killed 5 children (or more), and he is haunting the Springtrap (Spring Bonnie) suit! Imagine him stalking you at night!

19 Withered Foxy

All of the Foxy models are disappointing. They're not scary, just lackluster. However, this particular Foxy gave me nightmares. One day, I loaded up the game, and there was this creepy picture of his face that scared and disturbed me. It looked like an eyeless Bonnie, but as a fox.

I guess he's scary because in the first game, all he does is lean in. I guess it's the uncertainty that really scares you.

He just jumps at you, and that's it. Why?

20 Nightmare Balloon Boy

This is one of the animatronics that I find the scariest. Nightmarionne is the other one that gives me heart palpitations when I get jumpscared by them. Creepy!

If you aren't scared of him, then you are a god, and this should be number 1.

Too many teeth. Hope you don't have some sort of disgust against teeth.

21 Nightmare Freddy

I used to think all the characters were cute, but the rows of teeth kind of got to me. I really liked all of the animatronics until I saw him on the internet. But I just love FNAF games. Great job, Scott!

Freddy was bad enough. You know what! Scratch that. All Freddies are terrible. Scary!

Eh, I'm not that scared of him, but if this was a real-life situation, I would freak! Well, maybe all of us for all the animatronics.

22 Phantom Puppet

He stares into your eyes as if he's trying to hypnotize you. He refuses to leave, and you also see him standing in the hall. Even his reflection is present in the puddle. I mean, this thing can teleport.

As scary as Phantom BB. Probably because they have the same kind of eyes. If you read my comment about Phantom BB, you know what I think about the eyes.

The music that plays when he appears in your face is honestly terrifying.

23 Nightmare Chica

She's like FNAF 1 Chica but scarier, and I'm honestly already scared of the first one.

I think that Nightmare Chica is the most scariest animatronic in FNAF, way more than Puppet.

Molten Freddy has multiple rows of teeth.

24 Phantom Chica

If I had to choose a somewhat scary Chica, I'd choose Phantom Chica since in FNaF 3, the hallucinations are the scariest things in the game. Still, she's pretty disappointing because all the Chicas are.

It isn't Chica herself that scares me. It's that face that appears on the arcade game console that really scares me.

Chica is so scary because of how the camera goes down fast and pow! An ugly duck who looks like it has piles of blood dripping down her face. It's horrifying!

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