This is unexpected. For the past couple of months, Scott Cawthon has been teasing us with new images relating to the upcoming Five Nights At Freddy’s 4. Up until now, each image has featured the nightmare version of one of the animatronics. This latest image, however, is something entirely different.
So why does a dimly-light picture of a purple hat and bow-tie have Fazzbear fans in a frenzy? Well, a few months ago, Cawthon posted an image very similar to this. Fans interpreted it as meaning the series had concluded with the third game, Five Nights At Freddy’s 3. It was a symbolic hanging of the hat. Freddy was done.
But then, out of the blue, Cawthon released a second image:
An image of… nothing. It sent fans crazy, and soon after Cawthon confirmed that there would indeed be a Five Nights At Freddy’s 4. Since then, he’s been posting a new image every week or so. It started with an unsettling picture of a Springtrap-Freddy head hybrid. From then on, it was a picture of the original animatronics, one by one. First came Bonnie, then Chica, and last week it was Foxy. All of the images were asking “was it me?” (except Foxy, which asked “or me?”). The question was in reference to the “bite of ’87”, the main candidates for which were Foxy and Freddy. So with the Freddy teaser expected next, fans were anticipating something big. After all, Cawthon must have saved Freddy for last for a good reason.
But instead of Freddy, we got his hat and bow-tie.
Of course, this image is not as underwhelming as it may first appear. For starters, like all of the previous teasers, this image reveals text when brightened:
It says “Property of Fr…r.” We can only assume it’s saying “Property of Freddy Fazzbear.” So what does this mean? The fan theories continue to flow, but we can assume it has something to do with the fact that Freddy may well be the answer to the question posed by all of the previous teasers. Maybe Freddy really was the culprit of the “bite of ’87”. But perhaps the most interesting part of this image is the fact that the hat and bow-tie are purple. Fans of the series will be familiar with Freddy’s usual attire. His hat and bow-tie have always been black. The theory then is that the hat and bow-tie in the picture belong to Purple Guy – the murderer. But then there’s the text which, presumably, marks these items as belonging to Freddy. Does that mean Freddy was the killer all along?
It’s almost like Cawthon is telling us a story through these teasers. Fans are waiting with baited breath for any new information they can get about Five Nights At Freddy’s 4.