Our Ending’s Guide (and a game walkthrough), explains how to achieve each ending and provides a brief analysis of each ending. This article will go into more detail about the meaning of the endings, what it means for Five Night’s at Freddy’s franchise, and the wider lore explanation.
For a quick overview of endings and how you can get them, see our Endings Guide and general Game Tips/Walkthrough Guide. You can download the game digitally, but you can also get a physical copy for your PS4/PS5. This copy will be available through Amazon pre-order.
Warning: There will be spoilers. After talking it out, we did some minor rework so if you have looked before we may have some updates.
Glitchtrap, the entity also known as William Afton’s soul, was discovered in the beta testing of FNAF Help Wanted. It is believed to have been created by scanning old circuit boards. Tape Girl discovered the code and split it between 16 log tapes she made. Vanny, or Vanny as it is now called, was able to reconstruct those tapes and become Vanny. Vanny is confirmed as Vanessa by the audio logs on CD and the various endings of the game.
Glitchtrap is back in FNAF Security Breach in either the form of Glitchtrap, which you defeat in the Princess Quest games or in the canon ending. He was Scraptrap (aka Afton), who had figured how to use the recharging stations in order to download himself into an Endoskeleton.
Understanding Vanessa’s Role As a Reluctant Follower
Vanessa is the first Human character to be able to jumpscare a player on FNaF. She’s also the first Human that we interact with that’s not an echo or spirit from the wide range of cryptids. Their backstory is found in Security Breach’s CDs and Help Wanted’s VHS tapes. They tell the story about Vanny, who put together the VHS tapes that contained Glitchtrap and became infected with the Glitchtrap virus. Vanessa becomes a reluctant follower and Vanny becomes a puppet for William Afton.
What is the True Canon Ending of FNAF Security Breach?
Gregory descends down the old elevator to the pizzeria shown in FNAF Help Wanted.
Gregory then descends further into the middle of the room. Freddy informs Gregory that Vanny took Freddy with the other animatronics as he was going down.
They now fight against what is being called “Burntrap”, or the remains of Springtrap. After Springtrap has been sufficiently incinerated, Freddy Amalgam arrives and takes Springtrap away. You can see the Pizzaplex being burned down and Gregory and Freddy fleeing.
This assumes that Afton is being killed by the Freddy Amalgam or the Blob, who sees the fire. Vanny’s location is unknown, and it seems that Glitchtrap has been defeated.
The post credits scene will show a 3D rendering of Gregory and Freddy seated on the same hill as the drawing ending with Freddy, Vanessa, and Gregory.
What is Vanessa missing in the True Ending of Life?
Vanessa is not in the canon ending because she isn’t really relevant to the story. As a reluctant follower, she is nothing but another victim in this story. It is possible to defeat Glitchtrap and escape with Vanessa, but it is not the canon ending. Also, Vanessa is still in Princess Quest 3’s digital prison so it’s unlikely that her locatino will line up in this ending.
Why isn’t Defeating Glitchtrap (3 Star ending) the Canon Ending
Glitchtrap isn’t enough to defeat the living Afton within Burntrap, and the virus could easily spread outside Princess Quest (i.e. You can play the Monty Golf or Balloon Boy games. He is now unable to infect Pizzaplex via Vanessa. This doesn’t mean that you can solve for Afton.
Sister Location did something very similar. The non-canon ending, on the other hand, is the better ending. This is what FNAF does.
The Endings of the Lore and their overall impact on the Lore
Leaving (Via Main Entry or Loading Docks).
Two endings involve leaving. Vanny captures Gregory later on if Gregory leaves at 6 AM. Freddy and Gregory escape in a van with Freddy, and Freddy is then ???.. These endings do not conclude.
You are only saving Vanny if you do not rescue Vanessa from the prison where she was held during Help Wanted. However, Aftons remnants remain so you haven’t solved much. Although the ending contains a picture, it does not address the fate of the actual Pizzaplex, Burntrap, and Molten Freddy below, or the Glitchtrap virus in general.
This is a suckier than the True Ending, because Freddy’s body has been also destroyed and you get his head.
Vanny is defeated
The Pizzaplex will continue if Vanny is defeated. Gregory is left with nothing, so this is a sad end.
Is Vanessa the Princess of Princess Quest?
Although this is generally true, it is noted in the game files that the sprite of the princess is called “Cassidy”, which is the name for Golden Freddy according to Matpat and most members of the community. Although we assume this frees Gregory and Vanessa, the fact that Vanessa could survive the fire ending makes us wonder if it’s actually Vanessa.
Is Vanessa really Vanny? Is there really two Vanessas?
This one was difficult, but the found CDs made it easy. Vanny is Vanessa, and Vanny is the security guard. The creepy rabbit-suit woman and the security guard are both Vanessa. Vanessa received intensive therapy from several Fazbear therapists. This included a lot dialogue relating to Vanessa lying about her past and them talking with Glitchtrap/sabotaging animatronics.
Vanny is seen being pushed off the roof of the Pizzaplex by Vanny with her mask falling off, revealing that Vanny is Vanessa. The surprise Vanessa is then seen on the Pizzaplex’s rooftop. This is quite wild. It’s not wild, but it is if you consider it as an alternate ending. The Vanessa on the roof is Circus Baby. This was something that has been long hinted at.
Ennard is the circus baby, which cuts out a lot of the lore, and Circus Baby could be the Vanessa on top. The Vanny = Vanessa legend is consistent because of how thick it spells it in audio CDs and the fact that Vanessa doesn’t mention the dangerous animatronics that are running wild or call for help.
Glamrock Freddy Michael Afton:
It is possible, and quite likely, given Michael’s behavior and that he wanted to fix them. This gives him one more chance. With how much Glamrock Freddy is aware of the problems, we are given many hints.
Theories of DLC
Future DLC is unlikely to alter the endings, except for possibly adding new details. Problem is, in order for DLC to be included in the game, the Pizzaplex must be operational. The DLC would unlock the areas currently blocked in the game, and allow for additional missions. This would likely happen after you’ve completed a few character unlocks.
Both the true canon endings and the defeating Glitchtrap endings open up the possibility for the opposite to continue (Afton always comes back after all). The Freddy Amalgam is another interesting threat, which will provide some DLC.
I trust you found the article useful and informative.