Scott Cawthon’s Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise has terrified children the world over. But what if a real-life FNAF robot existed, and what if it was violent?
Animatronics creator VomitedThought may not have created an AI-powered FNAF robot, but they have made a monster. Revealed on Twitter, the animatronic crafter made a real-life version of Five Nights at Freddy’s Circus Baby.
In the tweet, VT revealed that the terrifying FNAF robot sliced open their thumb during assembly. The creepy, half-finished horror animatronic shut on its creator’s hand, causing a hefty amount of blood loss.
“Friendly reminder you [can] get hurt if you play around with robotics,” its creator said on Twitter. “Circus Baby just pinched and cut open my thumb with her torso.”
Circus Baby is the antagonist of recent Five Nights at Freddy’s spin-off Sister Location. The mascot of Circus Baby’s Pizza World, this 7ft 2inch animatronic is one fearsome foe. As it turns out, it’s just as deadly in miniature form.
Speaking to Newsweek, VT explained that the injury came due to the animatronic’s servos losing power. (Definitely no other, more spooky, reason!) He explained:
“I was using a servo controller which has buttons to preset a servo angle, but mostly it has a knob to precisely adjust the angle. Sadly, if it loses power, it resets the button I used to keep it in a position where I could put some screws in. When the power cables jiggled lose the servo controller reset and the knob was set to put the servo in a position where it would crush my thumb."
Despite the injury, commenters across social media had fun with the violent FNAF robot. One commenter called the attack “the cut of ‘22”, a reference to the franchise’s infamous “bite of ‘87”.
Another comment reads, “Bro, they made a whole video game about why you should specifically not touch her torso!” Another said, “Breaking the 1st law of robotics, I see”, a reference to Isaac Asimov’s infamous rules for sci-fi robots.
At least for now, it doesn’t seem like VT’s real-life FNAF robot is anything to worry about. This miniature animatronic isn’t going to gain sentience and come after you… right? (Please don’t come after us, Circus Baby!)