Being a kid who loves eating out is fun and relatively safe. Unless, of course, you’re in the Five Nights at Freddy’s universe. Going to a pizzeria with animatronics for your entertainment can cost you your life, and it’s all because of William Afton.
This maniac abducted and killed multiple children. One of his unfortunate victims is a young girl called Cassidy.
So, who is Cassidy?
- She is among the children William Afton abducted and murdered as part of the Missing Children Incident.
- She possesses Golden Freddy in the games.
According to the FNAF games, Cassidy is a young girl with short blonde hair that she has put in a bob. But in the books, she has long, black hair. We don’t know more than this because Cassidy is not a prominent character in the games or the novels.
Bottom Line Up Front
Cassidy has a tragic story. After being gruesomely killed by the monstrous William Afton, her soul did not rest. She possessed Golden Freddy and became a vengeful murderer. When you play the FNAF games, Golden Freddy is a threat you must be wary of.
10 years before what happened in the first official FNAF novel, Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes, a series of horrific murders happened at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. The year was around 1985, and 5 children went missing: Cassidy, Jeremy, Susie, Fritz, and Gabriel. The main suspect was a man who dressed up as Spring Bonnie—who turned out to be William Afton, of course.
While in costume, he apparently lured the kids into a hidden room where he killed them. He then stuffed their bodies into animatronic suits to keep them from being discovered.
But because animatronics are poor storage spaces for dead bodies, they soon started to reek. The affected animatronics were Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and Freddy. They apparently leaked mucus and blood out of the mouth and eyes. Naturally, this freaked out the parents and guardians of kids who visited the restaurant.
Phone Guy claimed that they stank because the animatronics had not been cleaned in over 20 years. But that would make them dusty and moldy, not gooey and bloody. This incident was part of the reason that Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed down (Which happened in FNAF 2).
But even though they were dead, the children’s souls did not pass on. Instead, they possessed the available animatronics. Cassidy possessed Golden Freddy, who was in the restaurant’s safe room.
In Golden Freddy’s case, hatred was more intense than the other possessed animatronics. He refused to move on because he wanted to torture William Afton for what he did. He still wanted vengeance even after William died—which leads to the theory that maybe Ultimate Custom Night is actually a purgatory for the child murderer.
Whatever the case, Cassidy became a vengeful spirit after being brutally murdered, and I can’t blame her.
Five Nights at Freddy’s
Cassidy appears here in the form of Golden Freddy. But their role is not as significant as other animatronics. For instance, if you look at CAM 2B, you will see a wall with a Freddy poster. But there’s a slim chance that the poster will belong to Golden Freddy. If you luck out and find that, you will hear a young girl laughing. If you then switch back to your office, you will see Golden Freddy in the flesh.
He will cause bizarre anomalies, like flashing images and the words “IT’S ME” appearing. Because of the vengeance inside him, he’s out for blood. You should quickly bring up the monitor to keep Golden Freddy from tearing you apart. This will make him vanish.
Another way to avoid Golden Freddy is to not look at CAM 2B. But that’s easier said than done. After all, you’ll have to use that camera to keep your eyes on Bonnie. So, I suggest using CAM 2B sparingly and hoping for the best.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2
Here, Golden Freddy appears in the Night 3 cutscene that’s part of the end-of-night series. You have Freddy’s point of view in this cutscene, and Golden Freddy looks directly at you (which I found more than a bit unsettling).
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3
Like its predecessor, Golden Freddy doesn’t appear in the main game. But he still makes an appearance. To see him, you must play the Happiest Day minigame. Here, you play as the Puppet. First, you pass several colorful mask-wearing children with cakes in front of each of them.
Then you reach a section with the missing children (including Cassidy). Though they also wear masks (Except for Cassidy, who is weeping), they are greyed out and don’t have a cake on their table. You will offer the kids a cake when you reach the table. But Cassidy will wear a Golden Freddy mask, and all the children will vanish, including you. Only the masks, cake, and balloons will remain.
Ultimate Custom Night
Golden Freddy’s counterpart, Withered Golden Freddy, is the one you must face in this game. He will randomly appear right in front of you when you lower your tablet. To avoid a jump scare, quickly pull the tablet back up. As for Golden Freddy himself, he appears in the game’s last cutscene. Here, he is in pitch blackness, twitching uncontrollably.
Remember how Golden Freddy was all glitchy and twitching at the end of Ultimate Custom Night? Well, it doesn’t get any better here. If anything, Golden Freddy’s movements are more erratic.
He still glitches uncontrollably, making his torso float to expose his endoskeleton. He also switches to the AI of the different animatronics you face in this game (except for Plushtrap, Jack-o-Chica, Jack-o-Bunnie, and Frostbear).
To beat Golden Freddy, you should shock him three times and replace the Flashlight button with the necessary tool.
Withered Golden Freddy
This is a beaten-up version of Golden Freddy. Some wires stick out of his eye hole, and one ear is missing. Does Cassidy also possess Withered Golden Freddy? That remains unclear. But he’s an annoying enemy who appears in FNAF 2.
Phantom Freddy is significantly burned, with white irises, a missing ear, and a missing leg. He also doesn’t let go of his microphone. He appears in FNAF 3, shuffling down the hallway. If you put up the monitor, Springtrap will get closer to you. But if you don’t, Phantom Freddy will jump scare you and cause an issue with the ventilation.
This is another child that William Afton abducted and killed. Before her death, Susie was a bright-eyed kid with big brown eyes and long brown hair. But after killing Susie, William stuffed her body into the Chica animatronic. Susie mainly appears in the books. To be precise, Fazbear Frights 4. The only exception is the Happiest Days minigame, where you see her and the other missing children.
Question: Who is Cassidy in Five Nights at Freddy’s?
Answer: Cassidy is a young girl who was abducted and killed by William Afton. But she didn’t stay dead. Instead, she possessed Golden Freddy and became a vengeful spirit.
Question: Why is Golden Freddy Called Cassidy?
Answer: Golden Freddy is an animatronic possessed by the spirit of Cassidy. After William Afton killed her, Cassidy’s soul latched onto one of the nearby animatronics, which happened to be Golden Freddy.
Question: Is Cassidy Male or Female?
Answer: Cassidy is a young girl. But she possessed the male animatronic, Golden Freddy.
Cassidy FNAF Guide: Conclusion
Cassidy’s story is tragic, especially if you consider that she refused to let go of her hatred for William Afton. However, she also gives Golden Freddy a terrifying intensity. Just for that, I recommend playing the FNAF games that feature Golden Freddy and Cassidy (the ones I mentioned above, basically).
They might not make you feel better about Cassidy’s story, but they will let you know how messed up William Afton’s actions were.