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Bonnie is one of the first Five Night’s at Freddy’s animatronics. He is one of the first five animatronics that the player gets introduced to. Bonnie is a really important character, he has deep ties with the infamous missing children incident.
He takes the form of an anthropomorphic rabbit. He is one of the first animatronics that was ever made, being the lead guitarist in Freddy Fazbear’s pizzeria.
The creator of the franchise, Scott Cawthon, has openly stated how he had occurring nightmares about Bonnie while developing the game. He says that he thinks that Bonnie is the scariest character from the first Five Night’s at Freddy’s game, he openly expresses his opinion how other animatronics never scared him that much.
Five Night’s at Freddy’s 1
The first time we ever got to see classic Bonnie was in the trailer for the first Five Night’s at Freddy’s. He got the most screentime and he was doing stuff that didn’t end up in the final game.
For example, in the trailer, he is shown running down the hall, which is something that Foxy does in the final game. And at the end of the trailer, you can see him taking down his mask, which uncovers his disturbing endoskeleton, but sadly, that was left out too.
Bonnie appeared in FNAF 1 as a secondary antagonist, which the player would have to look out for so he doesn’t get into your office. He will always appear at the left door, when shining the light, he can be seen staring at you through the small window that separates the office and the hall.
The scariest encounter with Bonnie in the first Five Night’s at Freddy’s is when he puts his face as close as possible to the camera in the Backroom.
Five Night’s at Freddy’s 2
His second appearance was in Five Night’s at Freddy’s 2, where now we got to see two new versions of Bonnie.
The game featured two new types of animatronics; Withered and Toy animatronics. That means that we got introduced to Withered Bonnie, and Toy Bonnie which drastically vary in design one from another.
Five Night’s at Freddy’s 3
In Five Night’s at Freddy’s 3, Bonnie is missing from the Phantom animatronics. You can just see Bonnie’s empty suit in the Hallway, and that’s about it.
On the other hand, his counterpart Spring Bonnie is mentioned for the first time when Phone Guy mentions him during the call. Springtrap’s suit is the suit of Spring Bonnie. That is the first time we ever get to see him, he appears later in various posters and minigames.
Five Night’s at Freddy’s 4
Bonnie appears in the form of Nightmare Bonnie in the fourth installment of Five Night’s at Freddy’s. He also appears in the Halloween edition of FNAF 4 as Jack-o-Bonnie. Both of these designs look way more terrifying than the rest of Bonnie’s counterparts.
Bonnie and all of his counterparts are playable characters in FNAF World.
Newer FNAF Games
In Ultimate Custom Night, he is situated in the Pirate Cove. He can’t jumpscare you, but he can disable your cameras for a valuable amount of time if you stare at him for too long.
To check whether he is staring at the camera, look at the left side of your table. If there is a Foxy figurine, that means that Foxy is currently in the Pirate Cove, but if there is a Bonnie figurine on the table, that means that he is there.
In Five Night’s at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted, there is a fifth selectable game mode called Parts and Service. Your objective is to repair the four original Five Night’s at Freddy’s animatronics, Bonnie is one of them.
In the minigame, you have to follow HandUnit’s instructions on how to remove, change and repair certain parts of the animatronic.
He also appears as a posthumous antagonist in Five Night’s at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery.
Bonnie last appeared in Five Night’s at Freddy’s: Security Breach. Where you can see him as a part of the Blob, an animatronic amalgamation.
The earliest iteration of Bonnie lore-wise is Spring Bonnie. He would make rare appearances mostly throughout the game dialogue or in-game posters. We never got to see what he actually looks like in the animatronic form.
Spring Bonnie is a yellow, or golden, recolor of Bonnie, with a purple bow tie and two buttons on his chest. He is famous for being an animatronic suit hybrid. He is an animatronic and a spring-lock suit at the same time.
William Afton used to lure children in the Spring Bonnie suit just so he could kill them afterward. The suit was later discounted from use because of spring-lock failure incidents. It was used for the last time when William Afton hid in it from the five children he murdered. The water dripping down from the ceiling caused the suit to malfunction and kill William.
He appears in the Five Night’s at Freddy’s 3 Stage01 minigames, also in the Five Night’s at Freddy’s 4 end-of-night minigames, and in the Fruity Maze Arcade minigame in the sixth installation of Five Night’s at Freddy’s.
The first time that the player got to see a new version of Bonnie was in Five Night’s at Freddy’s 2.
There were now three new counterparts of Bonnie that have never been seen before. Withered Bonnie, Toy Bonnie, and the secret character Shadow Bonnie.
Withered Bonnies appearance wasn’t altered that much. He still has his original indigo-colored suit, but a good part of his body is either broken or missing. His face is completely gone, revealing the naked endoskeleton and his lower jaw.
Withered Bonnie is left with two red eyes that you will notice when he jumpscares you. He lost an entire arm, which left just a few wires poking out of his shoulder.
He can come either through the hall or through the vents. Withered Bonnie is very aggressive, you will have to look out for him. When he appears, put your mask on, so he can disappear from your office.
Toy Bonnie on the other hand is brand new. He doesn’t have any signs of damage or decay. His suit is more polished than the others since he is a Toy animatronic. He is much smaller and petite than the regular Bonnie.
Toy Bonnie’s color palette is much brighter, replacing the old indigo shade of blue with a much lighter and friendlier shade.
He only comes through the right vent. To prevent him from jumpscaring you, check repeatedly the right vent with your flashlight. If you see him there, put your mask on immediately. He will come out of the vent to check if you are a human, after a few seconds, if you put your mask on time, he will leave your office.
Shadow Bonnie is one of the first secret characters that we got introduced to. He appeared for the first time in Five Night’s at Freddy’s 2. His original name is RWQFSFASXC, which sounds odd and too complicated to pronounce, so people either call him either RXQ for short or Shadow Bonnie.
Shadow Bonnie is a pitch-black recolor of Toy Bonnie, with bright white eyes and a smile.
He has a random chance of appearing on the left side of your office. If you stare at him for too long, there is a possibility that your game will crash before he disappears.
In Five Night’s at Freddy’s 3, we didn’t get the Phantom counterpart of Bonnie, Shadow Bonnie appeared once again.
In the fourth night’s End-of-Night minigame, you can find a hidden sprite of Shadow Bonnie. This hints to the player that a Shadow Bonnie figurine will be standing on the right side of his desk the next night. If the player double-clicks on the figurine of Shadow Bonnie, he will get to the Glitch Minigame.
In the minigame, you play as Shadow Bonnie, who has to glitch through other past minigames to either find an exit, or the Crying Child. The ending in Five Night’s at Freddy’s 3 depends on how you finish this minigame.
In Five Night’s at Freddy’s 4, we got introduced to Bonnie’s new counterpart – Nightmare Bonnie.
Nightmare Bonnie is a much more horrific version of regular Bonnie. He appears to be much taller and wider, larger in size. He has holes throughout his entire withered body. He now has big claws that replaced his normal hands. And his body is now of a lighter shade of blue.
He always comes to the left door, as he did in the first FNAF game. To stop him from entering you will have to use your headphones to listen to his breathing and steps. That way you can know when he is at your door. If you hear his breathing, shut the door immediately, and he will eventually go away.
In the Halloween update for Five Night’s at Freddy’s 4, Nightmare Bonnie got a reskin. The reskin is called Jack-o-Bonnie.
His appearance body-wise stays the same. His eyes are missing and his body is glowing. Jack-o-Bonnie features different shades of orange, representing the pumpkin Halloween theme.
Bon-Bon and Bonnete
Five Night’s at Freddy’s: Sister Location gave us two new Bonnie counterparts. Scott Cawthon didn’t implement the Funtime version of Bonnie, but rather he gave us two new hand puppet animatronics.
The first one is Bon-Bon. A miniature version of Bonnie is present on Funtime Freddy’s hand. He is a sock puppet that is a part of Funtime Freddy.
During the second night in Sister Location, the player uses his voice as a decoy for Funtime Freddy. His voice makes him reassure that everything is fine, that way backing Funtime Freddy away from the player.
On the third night, the player will have to deactivate Funtime Freddy. To completely finish the task, the player will also have to deactivate Bon-Bon. This is going to take a lot of effort since he starts running away from the player once the player deactivates Funtime Freddy.
Bonnet is a special animatronic that is not attached to anyone, she only appears in the custom night. She looks nearly identical to Bon-Bon but just pink.
When you encounter her in the custom night, she will start giggling while walking across your office. If you don’t click on her fast enough, you will get jumpscared by her.
She is also a secret character in Ultimate Custom Night that is only spawnable by Dee Dee.
In Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator of FNAF 6 for short, we got a new variant of animatronics called the Rockstars.
Rockstar Bonnie is a modernized version of the regular Bonnie animatronic. He is more polished, and his body looks much cleaner than before. His body is still in the indigo shade of blue, but his overall color palette is brighter, making him look fairly new. He has two stars on his chest which represent buttons, and an electric guitar that he holds when on stage.
In the Pizzeria Simulator, he is not an animatronic that you play against. He is a purchasable product from the catalog items. He costs $2000, with his stats being Entertainment 7 and Liability Risk 1.
Bonnie is an anthropomorphic rabbit taking the role of the lead guitarist in Freddy Fazbear’s pizzeria.
His suit color is the indigo shade blue. It doesn’t look either new or old, it sets the setting in which year the Five Night’s at Freddy’s is taking place. His eyes represent a shade of pink. He has normal-sized teeth and an attached jaw.
Bonnie has a red bow tie and a red guitar that he sometimes carries along with him.
He has a very simple design, he is one of the first animatronics that was ever created.
The Missing Children Incident is an event that occurred somewhere in the middle of the 80s, where five children went missing at the Freddy Fazbear pizzeria.
This was one of the first controversies that happened at the pizzeria, and one of the biggest crimes committed by William Afton which started the entire FNAF saga.
William Afton was one of the main people in charge of the pizzeria. When William Afton did his crimes, he was dressed up in the Spring Bonnie suit. He did that, so he can pretend to be a friendly mascot who just entertains children, fooling them in the end. He would lure children to a hidden room where he would murder them one by one.
The five children who got murdered were Gabriel, Fritz, Susy, Jeremy, and Cassidy.
After killing a child, William Afton would hide the body in an animatronic. Leaving the child’s dead body to rot and decay. The odor and stains that came from the animatronics were a thing that sparked major worries among parents, leaving the pizzeria to slowly lose its reputation.
Jeremy is one of the children that William Afton killed, he was stuffed into Bonnie, resulting in his soul getting directly attached to Bonnie.
When Bonnie attacks the player in the game it’s because he thinks that the security guard is William Afton, the person that killed him and stuffed him into an animatronic. Inside of Bonnie is just a lost child seeking revenge.
Question: Isn’t Springtrap Bonnie’s Counterpart?
Answer: Depends on how you look at it. While they may share a suit, they have different personalities and behaviors. Springtrap is William Afton trapped in Spring Bonnie’s suit, while regular Bonnie is an animatronic possessed by a murdered child. So no, they are not the same.
Question: Why isn’t Neon Bonnie Mentioned?
Answer: Neon Bonnie and other counterparts similar to him weren’t mentioned because they don’t contribute to the game’s lore or gameplay in any significant way. They have interesting looks and design but in the end, they are just purposeless reskins.
Question: Why is Bonnie Missing from Security Breach?
Answer: Glamrock Bonnie is nowhere to be found in the newest Five Night’s at Freddy’s game. The reason for his disappearance is often blamed on the lead guitarist in FNAF: SB – Monty. It is currently believed that he is the main reason Bonnie went missing. Bonnie was probably intentionally removed by Monty because he was too jealous of his position in the pizzeria.
Bonnie is one of the oldest animatronics in the game and of the characters that appear in almost every Five Night’s at Freddy’s. He is simple by design, yet filled to the brim with content.
Behind that red bow tie and the electric guitar, there is a much darker backstory which he holds on. Being one of the five kids that William Afton has murdered, he got his life taken against his own will.
Scott Cawthon did an excellent job making him. Bonnie is very well designed, visually and gameplay-wise. He is an enjoyable character to play against.