Puppet (FNaF 2)

The Puppet also known as "Marionette" is an animatronic puppet, a major antagonist, and one of the main characters in the Five Nights at Freddy's series. It first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, but minigames from the second game and afterwards show the Puppet's tragic and heroic side. It possibly serves as the prize vendor of the newly refurbished Freddy Fazbear's Pizza of 1987, although it's implied that it was originally from Fredbear's Family Diner or the original Freddy Fazbear's Pizza prior to the one opened in 1987.

Unlike the other toys who were scrapped due to possible malfunctions, the Puppet was not scrapped, as it later appeared in the new pizzeria from the first game (as evident by the "end-of-night hallucinations") and appearing as Lefty in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. Lefty was an animatronic intended to capture the Puppet, as Charlotte Emily's father, Henry Emily knew that her soul possessed the Puppet.

The Puppet was haunted by William Afton's first victim, Charlotte Emily, the daughter of Henry Emily. During the completion ending, the Puppet's soul was presumably set free.

Physical Appearance[]

The Puppet has a white face that looks like a mask, with black, hollow eyes that sometimes gain small, white pupils. Its face is similar to that of a Pierrot, with rosy red cheeks, purple stripes that stretch from the bottom of its eyes to the top of its mouth, and red lipstick painted on in an exaggerated pucker.

Its body is somewhat reminiscent of a sock monkey's, with its round, oblong shape, thin waist, three white buttons, rounded hands that feature three spindly fingers each, and white stripes on the wrists and ankles, along with a thin, long neck. It has no feet, but its legs are tapered to a point. It has neither hair nor head accessories. It's quite lanky, and according to one of the hallucinations in which it appears, it stretches from the floor to the ceiling of the pizzeria.<ref name="The Ultimate Guide">"A puppet animatronic with a lanky black body, white stripes on his arms and legs, and a white face with painted cheeks and lips. The Puppet usually stays inside its gift box so long as its music box is wound. Henry's daughter, Charlotte, is confirmed to possess the Puppet. After her death, she helped William Afton's murder victims find new life-and a chance for revenge-in possessing the other animatronics.

In Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, the Puppet's design is altered. Its body has a rusty-looking brown coating covering its entire body, head downwards. Its mask is scratched, especially on the cheeks and lips. It is depicted in both animations and the gallery as moving its arms and legs in a wavy fashion.


The Puppet was originally an inanimate object and therefore had no personality of its own, until it was possessed by the spirit of a selfless and noble little girl named Charlotte Emily. As seen in the Completion ending of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator as well as the Security Puppet minigame, the Puppet short-circuited in the rain while holding Charlie, allowing her spirit to enter the Puppet and take over. It is confirmed to speak in Ultimate Custom Night. The Puppet is seemingly vengeful and sadistic, claiming to be very aware; even Phone Guy states that it is "always thinking."

Despite this, the Puppet seemingly harbors no resentment against anyone it deems a threat (claiming they need to stay out of the way), though it does display sadistic tendencies, especially towards the player in Ultimate Custom Night, such as musing at the fact they're powerless. It is also protective of the "Others," possibly referring to the other children murdered by William Afton who now possess the animatronics Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Golden Freddy, although it also claims they are "like animals" (incapable of thinking for themselves), showing that Charlie retains her intellect while haunting the Puppet. This is further displayed in the way that it is one of the only animatronics not fooled by the Freddy Fazbear Head. It talks to the player with familiarity, mentioning that it is no longer afraid of them, suggesting that the player is someone who used to be feared by the Puppet or perhaps feared by Charlie herself.