Father. It's me, Michael. I did it. I found it. It was right where you said it would be. They were all there. They didn't recognize me at first but then they thought I was you. (Heavy sigh) And I found her. I put her back together, just like you asked me to. She's free now. But something is wrong with me. I should be dead. But I'm not. I've been living in shadows. There is only one thing left for me to do now. I'm going to come find you. I'm going to come find you.
~ Michael Afton talking to William Afton/Springtrap in the final cutscene ending.

Michael "Mike" Afton, also known as Eggs Benedict and Mike Schmidt, is one of the two main protagonists of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, alongside Charlotte Emily.

He is the main protagonist of the video games, being the main protagonist of the first Five Nights at Freddy's as Mike Schmidt, one of the two main protagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's 4, the main protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, possibly the main protagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's 3, and possibly the tritagonist of Five Nights at Freddy's 2.

He is Elizabeth Afton's brother and the son of serial killer William Afton. Mike is also a technician of Circus Baby's Entertainment and Rentals in Sister Location, and the manager and owner of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Place in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator.

He is voiced by PJ Heywood, who also voiced William Afton and Springtrap.


Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

Michael appears in this game as the main protagonist. He works as a technician and was presumably hired by his father to free his sister's soul from Baby.

On night 1, Michael arrives at Circus Baby's, and HandUnit welcomes him, showing him how to check the animatronics' stages, and if they are not in their proper places, he must shock them to put them back on their stage. Michael successfully shocks Ballora and Funtime Foxy, but fails to shock Baby.

On night 2, Michael checked Ballora and Foxy, but when he checked Baby, the controlled shocks do not work, requiring HandUnit to shut down the system. Baby began speaking to him, telling him to hide under the desk. After surviving the Bidybabs, Michael crawled through Ballora Gallery, avoiding her by listening for her music. He then reaches the Breaker Room, where he restarted all the systems while playing audio to keep Funtime Freddy from attacking him. Michael then leaves Circus Baby's.

On night 3, Michael returned, checking Ballora and Funtime Foxy. He then ran through Funtime Auditorium while avoiding Funtime Foxy. Michael reached Parts and Service, where he performed a repair on Freddy, and caught Bon Bon in order to get Freddy's second power module. When he returned through Funtime Auditorium, Foxy attacked him, knocking him out.

On night 4, Michael woke up in a springlock suit. Baby began talking to him, explaining she kidnapped him. Then, two technicians entered the building, and sent Ballora to the Scooping Room, where Michael was. He then witnessed Ballora get scooped, and survive an attack of Minireenas.

On night 5, Michael checked the stages, only to see two hanged technicians. He then returned through Funtime Auditorium, and entered Parts and Service, to see a lifeless Circus Baby. She explained that she is pretending and something bad happened that day. He then enters a random number sequence into a keypad that flips out of of Baby's left central faceplate. After entering the passcode, Michael gets a chip from her upper armplate so she can communicate with him after she's been scooped.

If the player chose to follow Baby's instructions, Michael will get scooped by Ennard, who will take his body. If the player decided to not follow Baby's instructions, Michael will have to survive for the rest of the night from Ennard. He will then go home but Ennard will chase him.


After beating a Custom Night preset on Very Hard mode, you will be greeted to a secret minigame, which shows the events after Ennard had been stuffed inside of Michael.

In the first minigame, Michael looks like a normal man, wearing a purple shirt and blue pants. The people around him wave cheerfully.

In the second minigame, everything is the same, just with him having a minor skin color change from tan-pink to tan. The people around him continue to wave cheerfully.

In the third minigame, Michael's skin seems to be more of a green color. The first person he walks past has a bewildered expression on his face. The rest are normal, just waving cheerfully.

In the fourth minigame, Michael's skin becomes a darker greenish-brown; his eyes are also now completely black. The last three people he walks by look in confusion.

In the fifth minigame, he looks much more decrepit than he did in the past minigames, with a strange glowing in one eye. Everyone around him appear very concerned.

In the sixth minigame, his skin has turned a dull purple, now having a white glow in both of his eyes. He also acts to be more senile and less cheerful than he was before. There are much less people around him and one of them is hiding behind their house in fear.

In the last minigame, he is hunched over and his skin is a dark purple colour. His appearance is now very reminiscent of purple guy. Everyone around him have hid behind their houses in dread.

Eventually, his body has a spasm, and he regurgitates the robotic parts belonging to Ennard into the sewer. He lies on the ground, presumably dead. The player then hears Circus Baby's voice repeating "you won't die", and then Michael gets revived while all of the animatronics' eyes show up in the sewer.

Golden Freddy V. Hard Cutscene

After beating V. Hard Golden Freddy mode, Michael Afton, speaks to his father William Afton, telling him that he was successful in freeing Baby and the others from the facility, but because they mistook him as William, they used him to escape. However, he somehow was left alive, but horribly disfigured, and because if this, Michael was forced to hide himself in the shadows. He then vows to William that he will find him, altough it is unknown what he means by that. After this, Springtrap is seen walking out of the burnt out remnants of Fazbear's Fright for a second before the screen goes black.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Michael is confirmed to be the protagonist of the nights, no matter if he's the Brother or the Bite Victim. In the minigames, he either bullies his younger brother and accidentally kills him, or is the one bullied, leading to his death. If the latter is true, then William eventually revives him.

Five Nights at Freddy's

Michael later takes the false identity of Mike Schmidt and becomes the night guard of the third Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. He is fired a week later for tampering with the animatronics and odor.

Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator and death

Michael returns in this game as the main protagonist taking the job of manager of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Place. As well as working on the Pizzeria itself, Michael was also tasked with salvaging vintage animatronics which had appeared in the back alley, supposedly for parts. The first of these was Molten Freddy. Over the next few days, these included Springtrap, Scrap Baby, and Lefty. While in his office, Michael fended off the animatronics, by luring them with sounds.

On the final night, Mike's boss revealed that the Pizzeria was a trap for all the remaining animatronics, with Mike luring them around the labyrinthine vents in circles. Henry praised Michael as his "brave volunteer", telling him that, while there had been a way out, he knew Michael did not want it. Henry then burnt the Pizzeria to free the souls. As Michael Afton decided to stay inside, he finally died.



Before being scooped Michael was a Caucasian male with brown hair and blue eyes. After that he was scooped his body started to get rotten until his skin became purple, he lost his hair and his eyes became black with white pupils.


Michael's personality is unknown but from the minigames of Sister Location, it is seen that Michael is well known in his neighbourhood, making understand that he is a very friendly guy. Michael willingly went into the rentals facility to save his sister on his father's orders, showing his initial loyalty to his family. He also seemed happy when saying Elizabeth was "free now", further showing his affection for her. However, after his scooping, and revival, Michael possibly realised his father had sent him to die in his place, and vowed to find him. When Michael salvaged the remaining animatronics, he kept them distracted within the vents, with himself as bait, until Henry revealed his trap. Michael also willingly stayed behind when the Pizzeria burnt down, to finally die with his family.

From information gleaned from the Survival Logbook, He is a talented artist as seen from the many drawings on the pages of the logbook drawn in red pen, he has a nasty habit of chewing bubblegum as seen on one of the questions, he is quite sarcastic as seen from numerous shrewd comments written about the company, and is also fit for exercising around the block and wanting to join a self-defense class as seen on a filled in question.

Heroic acts

  • Freeing his sister's soul. (Indirectly)
  • Freeing the children's souls. (Indirectly)
  • Telling his little brother that he is sorry for putting him in Fredbear's mouth (If he is the older brother from FNaF 4).
  • Helping the Cassette Man (who was later revealed to be Henry) gather all the remaining animatronics, including Springtrap/William Afton, and trap them all to burn them, also sacrificing himself in the fire as well.




  • It is theorized that Michael, Mike Schmidt, Jeremy FitzgeraldFritz Smith, and The Older Brother are one and the same as well as him being the Fazbear's Fright guard and the protagonist of the FNaF 4 night segments.
    • It is also theorised that Michael is again the main protagonist of the Ultimate Custom Night. After the events of Pizzeria Simulator, his little brother's soul trapped Michael's soul in a hell-like purgatory, where he is forced to endlesly fend off nearly all of the animatronics, while being killed over and over again, because of the actions he did to the victim.
    • If Michael is indeed all of them, this would contradict the fact that Michael seemingly has no interior organs now, due to being scooped, but some of the other protagonists can clearly heard breathing. It could be that after Ennard left Mike's body, he somehow retained his organs, or at least his lungs.
    • However,its unlikely
  • For the longest time, Michael Afton was thought to be the same entity as William Afton, but the V. Hard Golden Freddy cutscene in Sister Location revealed that he is not.
  • It is speculated that the TV show, The Immortal and the Restless, that Michael watches between the nights of Sister Location, where Vlad denies being the father of the baby, is a parallel between the relationship between William and Michael. It is speculated, since Vlad shares similarities with William, while the baby looks similar to his father like Michael does with his father.
  • In FNaF: Survival Logbook, it's revealed that Michael knows about Nightmare Fredbear, heavily implying he is the protagonist of the main gameplay segments of Five Nights at Freddy's 4, rather than the Crying Child.
    • During the gameplay in Five Nights at Freddy's 4, a yellow lamp can be seen. The same exact lamp can be seen again during the TV moments between nights in Sister Location. This seems confirm this statement.
  • Michael is the second protagonist to die in the Five Nights at Freddy's series, the first being his possible brother from Five Nights at Freddy's 4's minigames.
    • It's unknown whether Michael survived the fire in FNaF 6, although it is most likely that he didn't.
  • When Michael said that "they" (the animatronics) mistook him for his father, that would explain why the animatronics come after you in the first and second games. Though, he was most likely talking about the Funtime Animatronics.
  • According to an anime cutscene in Ultimate Custom Night, depicting a rivalry between the samurais the Bear and the Fox, the Fox represents the older brother, while the Bear represents the Crying Child. The Bear tries to assault the Fox for revenge, but the Fox is always a step ahead of him and humiliates the Bear when the latter fails, similar to the brother.
    • In one of these cutscenes, the Bear notes that the Fox enjoys watching TV, the "Dog" tells the Fox that is white clothes have been coloured pink (after the Fox forced the Bear to do his laundry), and in the last cutscenes the Fox expresses a desire to go on a vacation. This also seems to confirm that the brother is Michael since Afton often watches TV, and Micheal has had previous ownership in the Five Nights at Freddy's: Logbook, he also expresses via his drawings of a desire to go on a vacation, and the Fox's clothes being coloured pink might explain why Michael is seen wearing purple shirt (the brother's grey shirt after being coloured pink would most likely result in purple coloration).
  • His silhouette bares a striking resemblance to singer Rick Astley, as shown when Ennard looks in the mirror during the real/bad ending in Sister Location.
  • It is highly speculated that he is the victim of the nightmares.
  • One of Phone Guy's phone calls from the original Five Nights at Freddy's can be heard in the background, which confirms this theory if the Brother is indeed Michael Afton.



            FNAF Logo Heroes

Five Nights at Freddy's
Mike Schmidt | Phone Guy | The Missing Children

Five Nights at Freddy's 2
Jeremy Fitzgerald | Phone Guy | Fritz Smith | The Missing Children
The Puppet | Bare Endoskeleton

Five Nights at Freddy's 3
Security Guard | Phone Guy | Phone Dude | The Missing Children
Phantom Animatronics
Phantom Puppet

Five Nights at Freddy's 4
Protagonist | Crying Child

FNaF World
Playable Characters
Freddy Fazbear | Bonnie the Bunny | Chica the Chicken | Foxy the Pirate | Golden Freddy | Toy Freddy | Toy Bonnie | Springtrap | Fredbear | Purpleguy | Animdude
Non-Playable Characters
Circus Baby

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location
Michael Afton | Elizabeth Afton
Circus Baby

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator
Michael Afton | Henry Emily
Circus Baby | Lefty | Rockstar Foxy

Ultimate Custom Night
Customizable Characters
Circus Baby | The Puppet | Rockstar Foxy | Phone Guy
The One You Should Not Have Killed

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted
Tape Girl | Phone Guy | Phone Dude
The Puppet | Circus Baby

Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery
Circus Baby

Freddy in Space 2
Freddy Fazbear | Bonnie the Bunny | Chica the Chicken | Foxy the Pirate

Five Nights at Freddy's: The Novel Series
Henry Emily | Aunt Jen | John | Jessica | Michael Brooks | Carlton Burke | Lamar | Marla

Charlotte Emily | Circus Baby | Bonnie the Bunny (Novels) | Golden Freddy (Novels)

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