The Five Nights at Freddys franchise encompasses around a dozen games and is well-known for some of the most famous jump-scares in the genre. However, not all bad guys and scares are made of the same cloth and some will be more terrifying than others. That's what we'll do in this article.
Freddy, the titular character of the pizzeria and the series, has several different faces to scare the player with. But one of the most frightening has appeared ever since the first game of the series, the Golden Freddy. It's not just his appearance, it's the terror of the fact that, unlike other animatronics, he can walk through locked doors.
Ennard appears as a cobbled machine with parts from other animatronics, crowned with a creepy clown mask in FNaF 5: Sister Location, one of the most common animatronics with the highest number of jump scares, but what makes it worse is that when you examine his body, you discover that his body is composed of components from the four main animatronics.
Ballora appears in FNaF 5: Sister Location as the most humanoid of the present animatronics. This gives her an uncanny appearance and presence, which becomes even worse when her face splits open to reveal the mechanical components under the painted plates. Along with that, her menacing singing gives you chills.
Withered Bonnie refuses to remove your face from his FNaF 2 attack animation, which is the worst part about him, seeing that mechanical arm cutting forward lightning swiftly to rip off the players faces.
Circus Baby was one of the most anticipated characters when the first teasers came out of FNaF 5: Sister Location. Her voice lines still give goosebumps with the way they echo, and the line Don't hold it against us being repeated over and over. Yet, the most terrifying aspect of Baby is when her face splits apart to reveal what's underneath.
Since his introduction in FNaF 2, this character has been known by a different name officially. He is a super creepy character because he just stands in a dark corner, silhouetted in black, with two big white eyes and rows of white teeth on his face. And if you stare at him too long, the game will crash, which can be worse than dying.
Nightmarionne is a dubiously positive character of sorts. He is a spooky mirror, and the horrific puppet is as terrifying as you can imagine, with its horrific smile filled with tiny sharp teeth. To make matters worse, Nightmarionne can attack from anywhere, always keeping the player guessing. And if youve ever encountered him, you cant say with a straight face that he is capable of hearing anything.
Nightmare Mangle, the crown prince of disused, ruined animatronics, first appeared in FNaF 4, as the FNaF 2 nightmare version, which is sure to scare you off on its own. And with the bright grey-white and pink coloring, it is the scariest looking among its nightmare counterparts.
Springtrap, the tragic animatronic from FNaF 3, is a complete game. Besides the backstory, it's the movements that make it so different from the other animatronics. They're somewhat more smooth and, dare we say, lifelike, making it that much worse to see him with his ruined visage.
Nightmare is the superior version of Nightmare Fredbear, who rounds off our list with two new characters that first appeared in FNaF 4, and rows upon rows of needle-sharp teeth. Nightmare is pitch black and somewhat translucent, with just those two smoldering red eyes showing through, making him even more dangerous to confront.