Phantom Freddy is a secondary antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and a returning character for the Ultimate Custom Night. He is a hallucination of a burnt and damaged Withered Golden Freddy.
Phantom Freddy is essentially, the same model as Withered Golden Freddy from the second game, but instead has white pin-pricked pupils in his eyes like the other phantoms. He appears to be charred or burnt, foreshadowing the fire that broke out in the establishment. His mouth can usually be seen hanging open.
His two lower legs are never seen in the game, but through his walking animation, the lower right leg looks ripped out and torn from his body(This can also be seen on his merchandise). Like Golden Freddy, he appears to have wires coming out of his left eye as well. he appears to be colored yellowish-green, though this may simply be from his burnt appearance or the overall green hue of the game, as the other phantom animatronics share the same properties of his color scheme.
Ultimate Custom Night
|“||He will slowly materialize in your office, fading-in from nothing. Shining your flashlight at him is the only way to make him disappear again. If he fully materializes, he will jumpscare you and cause you to black-out temporarily.||”|
— Ultimate Custom Night Description
Phantom Freddy will randomly materialize in the Office, so the player has to occasionally flash their flashlight at him in order to fend him off. Otherwise, if the player fails to do so, Phantom Freddy will proceed to jumpscare the player, allowing other animatronics (specifically in the Vents) to attack in the process.
- Phantom Freddy's mechanic is a reversed version of his original behavior in FNaF 3, where the player had to ignore his presence to avoid getting jumpscared. Right here, the player needs to flash their light at him to prevent him from fully appearing.
|Main Animatronics||Minigame Freddy • Helpy • Scrap Baby • Molten Freddy • William Afton|
|Mediocre Melodies||Nedd Bear • Mr. Hippo • Pigpatch • Happy Frog • Orville Elephant|
|Rockstars Assemble||Rockstar Freddy • Rockstar Bonnie • Rockstar Chica • Rockstar Foxy • Lefty|
|Posh Pizzeria||Funtime Chica • Music Man • El Chip|
|Others||Security Puppet • Candy Cadet • Cassette Man • Tutorial Unit • Michael Afton • Trash and the Gang|
|Custom Night||FNaF 1: Freddy Fazbear • Bonnie • Chica and Mr. Cupcake • Foxy • Phone Guy|