Nightmare Fredbear
Nightmare Fredbear
Background information
Feature films Five Nights at Freddy's 4
Television programs Five Nights at Freddy's: The Golden Years
House of Mouse
Video games Five Nights at Freddy's IV animated storybook
Five Nights at Freddy's the origins: The Videogame
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Frank Welker (in the 4th film)
Christopher Plummer(in The Tv Series,House of Mouse & FNAF: The Origins)
International Voice
Performance model
Inspiration Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget
Carface Carruthers from All Dogs Go To Heaven
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear from Toy Story 3
Lumpjaw the bear
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Nightmare Fredbear
Other names Fredbear
Personality Evil, bad,greedy, grumpy, murderous, cruel, manipulator, traitor, cheat, liar, cold, scary.
Appearance A large bear with a purple bowtie and hat.
Occupation Boss, one's of Chris' nightmares/fears.
Alignment Bad
Goal To obtain Chris while striking fear into him and kill him.
Home Chris's imagination/nightmares.
Love Interests
Allies Nightmare Freddy, Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Chica, Nightmare Foxy, Plushtrap.
Minions Plushtrap, The Nightmares.
Enemies Chris, Terrance, Fredbear Plush.
Likes Dealings, business, the reign of his power, the death of those he subdues, scaring Chris, The Nightmares impressing him.
Dislikes Plushtrap's stupidity, The Nightmares failing to impress him, Chris getting away, Terrance helping Chris.
Powers and abilities Fear, shape-shifting (into Nightmare).
Weapons Fangs and sharp claws.
Fate Turns into his true form, Nightmare.
Quote "I'm surrounded by idiots..."
"We are going to give that child a surprise. A great...surprise."

Nightmare Fredbear is the presumed main antagonist in the 1997 Film, Five Nights at Freddy's 4, but this turns out to be false as he is actually the secondary antagonist and also appears in the TV Series, FNAF The: Golden Years. He is a evil bear, who tries to attack Chris Afton with his gang.

He is played by Frank Welker in the 4th film and The Tv series, he is played by Christopher Plummer.



Nightmare Fredbear is a large, killer psychopath who tries to kill Chris while being malevolent and evil, with his cohorts, The Nightmare Animatronics.

Nightmare Fredbear, has a very evil and very cruel personality and does not worry about anything. He is very greedy and very clever, as he can fool the protagonists with something that works.

He also has many plans he takes out of his own mind, to catch Chris and kill him.


Nightmare Fredbear is a huge brown bear, dark orange with a light orange belly, has a brown nose and a snout with the same color as his belly. His eyes are yellow with a red background and on both sides of his face, he has a white beard. On his head, he has a purple hat, as well as a bowtie on his neck.

Also, he has a short tail and in its immense mouth, it has a row of sharp teeth.

Roles in the film

 Appearances in Tv Series:

Appearances in videogames



  • Nightmare Fredbear shares some similarities with Dr. Garra from the 1983 animated series, The Inspector Gadget:
    • Both they are the villains of his roles
    • Both have a thick voice accent
    • Both have the mission to kill the protagonist (Gadget and Chris)
    • Both makes gestures with their sharp claws
    • Both are played by the British Voice actor, Frank Welker.
  • In most of the scenes, in which Nightmare Fredbear is in the dark, her red eyes always shine, but when she is not in the dark, her eyes change from bright to normal.
  • The way in which Nightmare Fredbear reveals himself coming out of the darkness before Chris, is very similar to what the Beast does, when he reveals himself before Belle in the movie, Beauty and the Beast
  • Nightmare Fredbear's voice is a mix between Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget and Scar from The Lion King franchise.