William Afton, also known as the Purple Guy or Pink Guy, is the main antagonist of the ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s” game franchise, an arcade-style minigame. Some fans claim that William Afton is not a fictional character and has a real-life, the claim we will analyze in today’s story. He was the founder of Afton Robotics and co-founder of Fazbear Entertainment in the game. He was a serial killer who was directly responsible for all the tragedies throughout the Five Nights series and obsessed with killing infants and young children. William Afton has a pivotal role in the franchise’s story. He appears as a purple figure, looming in the shadows. He was an inventor and a wealthy businessman who built animatronics in secrecy to kill young children. His partner, Henry Emily, is unaware of his demonic activities. Ironically, his youngest son, named ‘The Crying Child,’ and his daughter, Elizabeth Afton, were killed by those same animatronics. He transformed into a serial killer to serve his selfish reasons, dubbed The Purple Guy. He dresses up in a Spring-Bonnie Spring lock Suit to lure the children during Birthday Parties. Upon tricking the children into following him, he mutilates and murders them once he carries them far enough from their parents. He then stuffs their corpses into animatronics. Apparently, he was charged sometime before 1993 and tried for his murders but was released soon due to a lack of evidence. We can see him in other minigames, too, like Save them.
How did William Afton die?
William Afton met his awful fate when the souls of his victims got so bloodthirsty that they followed him into a sealed-off room. Once inside, Afton tried to ward off those souls by scaring them, wearing that same SpringLock Suit again. Afton laughed at those children, thinking that they would go away. However, a droplet from the leaking roof lands on the suit’s gears. The gears start collapsing inwards, exerting a crushing force on Afton’s body. The victims’ souls possessed the spring lock suit. Charlie, one of the animatronics, set off the spring locks on the neck, piercing Afton’s neck. The main animatronics- Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Freddy_ suddenly appear and drag his dying body away. William dies slowly due to the heavy blood loss from several lacerations on his body. The children’s souls fade away, leaving him to die alone in the darkroom. After William Afton bleeds to his maximum and dies, the spring lock suit crushes his flesh and bones in a metal skeleton, forever trapping his body in the prison of the metal endoskeleton. With their revenge getting complete and their killer suffering a brutal death, the souls of the young victims passed on peacefully.
William Afton was brought back to life!
After thirty years of demise, William Afton’s soul came back to life, still inside the spring suit. He makes a comeback as the main antagonist of Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, named Springtrap. He also serves as the antagonist of Freddy’s Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator.
William Afton in Five Nights at Freddy’s 3
In Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, The player must trick him out of the office by playing the sounds of playing children in different rooms. His shadow will loom inside the room, hoping to get a child for murder. As he notices he has been tricked, he will return to his office. Players can’t see his physical identity. However, some players have reported a rotten jaw inside the mask that can be seen till the last minigame.
William Afton’s Real Life Appearance
William Afton’s real-life appearance is hard to pin down because he is seen in human form in a few minigames. His sprite color also varies among the different purple, pink, and orange shades throughout the story. He appears dark because he hides in shadows, not because he has bloated skin. Afton’s skin began to rot and appeared purple when he got his organs scooped out. He always puts on an elongated, sadistic smile and a cleft chin. He has story-telling eyes, and his face conveys his emotional state. William Afton’s real-life appearance is shown in detail in the SaveThem Death minigame. Players can see him as a tall, skinny man with a long neck and flashing eyes. He has a yellow object on his chest that looks like a security badge and holds a purple object in his hand (presumably a weapon). His neck is always leaned forward. It is believed that William Afton’s real-life appearance is the same as his novel’s counterpart: Swallow and thin with saggy skin, a poorly-shaven face, messy brown hair, and lifeless grey eyes. He looks to be a middle-aged man.
Is William Afton a real person?
There is a possibility that a real-life person may inspire William Afton’s character. Still, since there is no evidence supporting this assumption, we can safely say that William Afton is not a real-life person. As Scraptrap in a minigame, William Afton uttered his memorable words: ” You may not recognize me at first, but I assure you, It’s still me.” Some real-life characteristics, like cleft chin, rotten purple skin, and evil eyes, lure one into thinking that William Afton has a real life. We can be certain that he is not a real person for the time being.
William Afton’s real-life characteristics
Like a movie villain or a pathetic protagonist of a psychopathic novel, Mr.Afton is extremely evil. There is no redemption for the heinous murders he and his counterparts have committed. However, William Afton had some amazing attributes of a real-life villain, like master manipulation, evil genius, a sound experience in robotic engineering, impressive physical strength, business management, mind control, business acumen, adeptness with animatronics, excellent stealth, and inducement of hallucinations on children’s minds.
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Whether William Afton has real life or not, He is the soul of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game franchise. His character was indeed the most interesting of all. If we have any updates about William Afton’s real-life version, we will update you as soon as possible.