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Is William Afton Real

William Afton is no newbie to every day evil. Known as the Purple Guy, Purple Man, Springtrap, Mr. Afton, Afton, Scraptrap and Glitchtrap amongst others, Mr. Afton is the main antagonist in the Five Nights At Freddy’s franchise. Voiced by PJ Heywood (who also voices his son Michael), is someone you wouldn’t like to cross your path with.

Are questions like – Is William Afton Real? popping up in your brain? It’s not confirmed that William Afton is real. There is a possibility that the character is derived from a real-world person but since there is no further evidence supporting that, for time being we can assume, William Afton is no person in real life.

Read on to find out more about William Afton and his life. There are interesting hints which may give answer to the question – Is William Afton real?

You may not recognize me at first, but I assure you, it’s still me.

William Afton as Scraptrap

Is Mr Afton Evil?

Mr Afton is purely evil. There is probably no redemption for the crimes and murders he has committed. His counterparts are the same. The skills of Mr Afton include extreme intelligence, master manipulation, physical strength, robotic engineering, knowledge of Freddy, Fazbear’s Pizza and it’s animatronics, excellent stealth, master of disguise, business management, mind control and hallucination inducement.

Is William Afton Real Person?

They didn’t recognize at first but then, they thought I was you.

Michael Afton to his father

It has not yet been confirmed. It might still be possible as Mr. Afton and the real person supposedly have cleft chins, being represented by the color purple and possibly orange. But still, this evidence has not given the answer to the question Is William Afton Real?. So, for time being, we can safely say that he is not real.

Various Roles Of Mr Afton

William Afton Laughing

William Afton is the main antagonist of the FNAF video game series. This antagonist of the first Five Nights at Freddy’s, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, Five Nights At Freddy’s Sister Location, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, Ultimate Custom Night, Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach and Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted.


William Afton Appearance

Players will only be able to see Mr. Afton in one of the many flashback minigames. It is very hard to pin down Mr. Afton’s appearance and detail his exact appearance. In Minigames, he is depicted as an average persona tall as an animatronic.

His sprite color keeps changing to various tones of purple, pink, and sometimes even orange. Remember that his attire looks purple only when he is in shadows. It is confirmed that Mr. Afton has a cleft chin and according to the way he is depicted he probably has a very evil smile on his face. William Afton might also have dark brown hair.


It’s only now that I understand the depth of the depravity of this creature, this monster that I unwillingly helped to create. As if what he had already done wasn’t enough, he found a new way to desecrate, to humiliate, to destroy. As if the suffering wasn’t enough, the loss of innocence, the loss of everything to so many people. Small souls trapped in prisons of my making now set to new purpose and used in ways I never thought imaginable. He lured them all back. Back to a familiar place. Back with familiar tricks. He brought them all together.

Henry calling out William in secret recording. Source:

Information about Afton has not been made readily available. Whatever information has been compiled about him is pieced together from all the games in which Afton was in. Afton’s personality includes a lot of violence, cruelty, malevolence, and sadism. He smiles while killing children and is very demented. He hides his reality under a polite mask like many. Under his seemingly normal looks, lurks a psychopathic being that skillfully manipulates and murders innocents.

William Afton Personality

This brings us to one more question – Is William Afton Real? This cruelty confirms that the character is unreal. This not possible for a real human being to do such cruelty and be hidden from the world.

PJ Heywood says that the voice of Afton is in a way inspired by Hannibal Lecter as it remains amazingly calm even while murdering someone. He is very sadistic and dangerous. His tendencies can also be seen in his children. William is also an abusive father and a master manipulator. The backstory of Afton is not known. We do not know why Afton murders innocent children in the game without even flinching. We do not know why he is the way he is. Granted, a tragic backstory will not save him from his own sins.

Hide if you want. It did not save the others. It will not save you.

Afton as Scraptrap


We do not know about William Afton’s wife. She is probably deceased or has already divorced him. Mr Afton’s son Michael Afton is deceased while Elizabeth Afton is probably destroyed. His unnamed younger son is deceased too. His enemies include Henry Emily, Michael Afton, Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken, Toy Chica, Toy Bonnie and Blob amongst others.


Here are some of the more FAQs on William Afton –

Is William Afton still alive?

Currently, William Afton is not alive. But Scott has hinted in this interview that they might bring back Afton in the form of zombie in FFPS.

What is William Afton’s real name?

William Afton’s real name is Dave Miller.

Is William Afton fictional?

Yes, William Afton is a fictional character from the FNAF game series. There is no evidence that this character corresponds to real-life person.

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