William Afton, also known as the Purple Guy among many others, is the main antagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise.
He was the co-founder of Fazbear Entertainment and helped his business partner Henry Emily create the technology for the animatronics.
Despite being a successful businessman, Afton lead a double life as a serial killer who murdered many children across several Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza joints in the 1980’s.
Who is William Afton?
He was also the founder and CEO of Afton Robotics, LLC, and the creator of Circus Baby and the Funtime animatronics, which were made to capture and kill children.
Because William Afton appears only in human form in a few minigames, it’s difficult to pin down his exact appearance to the point where it’s mostly unknown.
Depending on the minigame, his sprite colour shifts between various shades of purple.
It’s worth mentioning that he can appear purple merely because he’s hidden in the shadows.
His lips nearly always seem to be in the shape of an exaggerated sadistic smile. Outside of the minigames, William is depicted as having a cleft chin.
He doesn’t have a semi-consistent appearance until Five Nights at Freddy’s, despite his expressive eyes and mouth expressing his emotional condition.
The most detail William has given is during the SAVE THEM Death Minigame, where he appears as a tall skinny man with a long neck and bright, white eyes, a yellow object on his chest that resembles a security badge, and a purple device that stretches in his hand in a beckoning position.
His natural look is assumed to be the same as his fictional counterpart, which could entail lifeless grey eyes, pale drooping skin, a poorly shaved face, dark brown unkempt hair, and the appearance of a middle-aged guy.
“FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S Graphic designed animatronic bipedal green rabbit, Springtrap, with only a portion of the right ear and wiring exposed through holes in the body.”
Springtrap is a reanimated corpse encased inside a highly damaged Spring Bonnie animatronic/spring lock outfit.
The first appearance of this variation was in Five Nights at Freddy’s.
The costume is a drab olive tone, with darker colours on the insides of his ears and his tummy.
A large section of right ear has been removed, leaving only a single red wire protruding from the stump.
Springtrap’s entire body is shredded and ragged, with huge holes bearing exposed wires and caging throughout, giving him a considerably more ghastly appearance than any earlier animatronics in the series.
Due to degeneration, his green/brown/black nose has an unusual squarish form.
Springtrap’s hands and feet are both attached and in good condition; however, his legs are completely stripped from the mid-shin down, revealing the endoskeleton wiring and metal.
His suit overlays are missing from several of his finger joints on each hand.
Springtrap’s right hand’s middle and little fingers are missing their fingertips (this is no longer the case for his model in future games).
On the middle of his chest, there is a single black button. Willam Afton’s fractured but still alive body can be seen if one looks closely at the enormous hole in Springtrap’s chest (placed under his control).
Because the substance surrounding his teeth has degraded, Springtrap has a wide, permanent grin.
On occasion, like during his second jumpscare, on CAM, his first rare-boot, coupled with Scott Cawthon’s “Thank You!” graphic, his jaw can be seen moving.
Springtrap’s endoskeleton feet are wedge-shaped and have five toes apiece. Images of an early Springtrap model show his visible endoskeleton torso in the shape of an upside-down triangle as of October 8th, 2016.
It features six “ribs” that function almost like real animal ribs.
Springtrap’s eyes are both pale grey in tone and appear to be correctly positioned inside his head.
Multiple blood vessels can be detected in the eyes themselves.
They also seem to be glowing, implying that William Afton is still alive due to some sort of supernatural occurrence.
Only fragments of skin and blood vessels can be seen on his head, out of his entire body.
This is because Scott didn’t see the point in including details in places where the user couldn’t see them during typical gameplay.
Springtrap’s head may be seen more clearly in three rare-boot photos of him tearing his mask off.
However, the player will only realise that this is William Afton after completing all of the end-of-night minigames, as the last minigame shows him getting spring locked and dying in the suit.
Springtrap also walks and crawls with a limp, as seen in Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted.
The arm joints appear to be loose as well, though this could be due to the suit’s deterioration.
Help Wanted also changes his overall appearance, with the outfit becoming a lighter tint.
The body of William Afton is the most significant difference between the Help Wanted replica and the original.
The eyes have changed to a bright green colour with black pupils, appearing more animatronic than humans.
The corpse’s head is a dark purple tint, but the rest of the body is a dark brown.
Parts of the flesh, such as the strands on the lower legs and the flesh that runs from the torso to the pelvis, are absent.
His endoskeleton is a little rusted and less detailed.
Springtrap’s design in Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery is a lot closer to his original look in Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, with some very minor textural differences.
The most noticeable distinction is William Afton’s mouth, which moves in tandem with his jaw.
Springtrap, like most other Special Delivery animatronics, becomes increasingly broken as he absorbs more damage, accumulating more dark burn and dirt marks over time.
Scraptrap | William Afton
“Scraptrap is a yellowish bunny, similar to Springtrap, but he’s much elder and torn, with holes all over his body and wires protruding out.
His top jaw has buckteeth, while his bottom jaw has pointy fangs.
Scraptrap is a sight to behold, with a severed forearm, no ears, and some strangely human-looking bits beneath his fur.”
In Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator, William Afton returns with a new design called Scraptrap by fans.
While he keeps some of Springtrap’s physical characteristics, there are also significant variations.
Unlike his former design, which was primarily technology, his inside is now nearly fully biological, showing his human bones and flesh, and his right hand has five skeletal fingers.
Because his complete body may be seen in one of the rare-boot screens, William Afton is likely to be much more detailed this time.
He has lost his left forearm, half of his left ear, and the rest of his right ear, and his suit has additional torn sections with many metal wires.
His feet are now covered with fabric, and each foot has three huge, spherical toes.
His eyes are no longer glowing and have taken on a fully metallic appearance.
The mask stands out with substantially wider eye sockets, a black nose, a square muzzle, a single pair of buck teeth at the top row, and little sharp needle-like fangs at the bottom.
Afton’s mummified head has ears, bigger lips, rigged teeth, and a simple, and is now free of blood.
The skin has a bone texture, indicating that his body has rotted to the point where his skeleton is visible.
Personality of William Afton
William’s storey was initially told largely through silent acts in retro-graphics or by reading between the lines in the games.
The standard definition of evil is William Afton. He’s the serial child killer that brought Fazbear Entertainment to its knees and set in motion the sad chain of events that will take players through the whole series.
It’s widely assumed that William’s true motivation is to discover the key to immortality and live forever while pursuing his harsh and vicious desires.
William is evil, cold-blooded, and meticulous, clearly expressing no remorse for his actions, based on his behaviour and appearance in the games.
He was even cruel enough to murder his best friend Henry’s daughter Charlotte, causing Henry such mental pain that he nearly committed suicide as a result.
This demonstrates William’s willingness to inflict physical, emotional, and mental harm on his pals.
In Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery, his voice lines reveal that he is arrogant, pompous, and overconfident in his reasoning, and even that he wants his victims to fear and respect him while also suffering slowly until he murders them.
This contrasts sharply with his nuanced, poetic, and deliberate tone.
His demeanour is bombastic and out of control. William’s arrogance appears to have grown as he gained more expertise as a killer because he was never apprehended or convicted for his murders and always got away with them.
This explains his actions in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator and Five Nights at Freddy’s .
Given his character, William is probably not fully insane; he doesn’t appear to care about right and wrong and prefers to be bad for no other reason than to fulfil his warped and unethical ambitions.
Biography/Speculation of William Afton
William Afton was the co-founder of Fazbear Entertainment, Inc. and the founder of Afton Robotics, LLC.
William’s daughter Elizabeth Afton and son Michael Afton were born to him and an unnamed lady.
There’s a strong implication that he has a third, nameless child.
William killed five children named Gabriel, Jeremy, Susie, Fritz, and Cassidy at Freddy’s in either 1983 or 1985 on the night of June 26th, using a Spring Bonnie costume to earn their trust.
However, he was captured on camera but was supposedly let go because the bodies were never located, so there was no hard evidence that he was responsible.
However, the five children would subsequently be reincarnated with the help of Charlie’s puppet, The Puppet.
They go on to haunt Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and the mysterious Golden Freddy as a result of this.
Out of uncertainty, the ghosts developed a passion for vengeance against their murderer and any other adults like him, resulting in their violent activities against anyone who enters the pizzeria after dark.
Customers begin to see blood and mucus coming from the animatronics, leading to Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and the sale of the company to unknown buyers.
William Afton Appearances
It isn’t easy to pin down William Afton’s exact appearance because he’s only seen alive in a few flashback minigames.
In these minigames, he is depicted as an adult man about the same height as the animatronics (sometimes even taller), with his sprite colour varying from various shades of purple depending on the minigame, and occasionally Afton is depicted as wearing a yellow accessory on his chest, presumably a badge.
It’s been suggested that he may have worked as a security guard at one point in his life.
This is heavily implied by the minigame “SAVE THEM” and certain phone calls from Five Nights at Freddy’s.
William is revealed to have a fair complexion in the Fruity Maze minigame from Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator.
A yellow figure appears in the “Midnight Motorist” minigame in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator.
This figure represents William, who was recoloured to avoid confusion because Michael’s rotted zombie sprite was the same colour as his father’s.
As shown in concept art for a Five Nights at Freddy’s-themed dark ride, Afton’s appearance could be revealed, with the man in the concept art sporting an evil smirk, serving as a guard, and wearing purple.
William has dark brown hair, based on the majority of his representations (as well as his book counterpart).
Around the Missing Children Incident, William Afton was described in The Silver Eyes as being overweight and having reddish skin.
He wore a white dress shirt with a yellow bow tie in the graphic novel, and he had messy brown hair and grey eyes.
He was described as tall and slender, with sallow and sagging skin in his Dave Miller character.
He was characterised as having sunken eyes that appeared to be a little unfocused, as well as hair.
He had pale grey eyes and a scruffy beard. He was dressed in a shabby, filthy security guard outfit that was damaged in a few places.
He also has numerous wounds from a spring lock failure, which he managed to survive.
He was shown in the graphic novel as having yellowed, crooked teeth.
William Afton had gotten away from the Spring Bonnie outfit in The Fourth Closet, but he was in terrible condition.
He was thin, to the point where the bones in his face could be seen.
He was missing one eye, and in its place was a narrow steel rod. Pink stiff scars covered his head.
There were odd metal pallets where there weren’t scars. His scalp was ripped off, leaving only a small patch of hair to grow back.
A mess of twisted flesh crossed with black stitching thread covered his chest.
Spring lock scars stretching out from the incision were a gleaming angry-red tone, some healed years before, and some barely recovered.
He was dressed in a black silk robe with slippers on his feet. He was in a wheelchair much of the time and was hooked up to three IV bags.
He walked with a cane when he wasn’t sitting down. He looks to have sallow skin and a bald head with sparse hair strands in the teasers for the upcoming graphic novel.
He’s also wearing some light pyjamas.