One Killer: Purple Man. Motive: sick, twisted psycho who loves to inflict pain on those weaker than him.
Sequence of Events:
Original Store/Fearbear’s Pizza:
Opened: roughly 1978-80:
Purple Guy murders one child out front of the store during a birthday party. Since no one was paying attention, he didn’t get caught. The murder happened outside of the store, so it wasn’t properly investigated by the police, but its business was hurt, resulting in a buyout by Fazbear Entertainment. The spirit of the child haunts the nearby area for the time being, not yet getting struck with the idea to haunt an animatronic. Without a proper vessel, he’s a mere annoyance at worse.
Fazbear runs the original location for a short while before moving elsewhere. During this time, they probably changed “Fredbear” to “Freddy Fazbear”.
Freddy’s Fazbear’s Pizzeria 1 (seen in FNaF 1):
Animatronic(s): Freddy, followed by the first addition to his ‘crew’, (Spring) Bonnie. Chica and Foxy added sometime later. Probably Chica first, and then Foxy, but I’m getting off topic.
Fazbear introduces the Spring Suits. I don’t think any murders happened in this establishment. I think the failings in the Spring Suits is what caused this store to be closed down. They were up to their eyeballs in lawsuits from angry family members of workers who were injured/killed in those things. So the suits were discontinued and the “safe rooms” were boarded off. The store soon closes and we move onto…
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria 2 (seen in FNaF 2):
Animatronic(s): The old models are replaced with the Toy versions. Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy/Mangle. New additions: Marionette and Balloon Boy.
The spirit of the original murdered child finds his/hers’ way to the store and possesses the Marionette, perhaps inspired by the Spring Suits.
The old animatronics are tossed into the back and made into “donors” (especially evident with Withered Bonnie). New Animatronics are fitted with criminal database software. Purple Guy tampers with them because he was probably on record for some other crime and didn’t want to get caught.
Purple Guy then uses a spare suit of some kind to lure the five kids sometime between Nights 1-4. The Marionette “gives life” to the withered animatronics (and the spare Golden Freddy suit) by putting the souls of the five missing murdered children into them.
Jeremy works Nights 1-6 before getting moved to dayshift. Jeremy is ordered to stick close to the animatronics, since Phone Guy told him. After all, “now none of them are working right”. Jeremy becomes the Bite victim (or had a front row seat to it). If he was just a witness, the position “that opened” was likely due to him just throwing his hands up and quitting.
Fritz works one night before getting fired after also tempering with the suits (likely to make them less homicidal). I do not believe that Fritz is the Purple Guy. The Purple Guy got away with murder is a very small building and managed to mess with the animatronics’ software without getting caught once. Besides, Fritz is a new new hire.
Phone Guy, despite the likelihood of him being a manager, is forced to take up night watchman duties.
The store soon closes and they move back to the old location.
Return to FNaF 1’s establishment:
Animatronic(s): the reinstated old models, simply remodeled into how we see them in this game.
The Marionette tags along with the move and hides in the kitchen to keep watch over his “friends”.
The FNaF 1 location remains in business until closing its doors for the final time at the end of 1992/93. The child spirits still haunt the suits and kill any security they catch. Mike Schmidt is hired and survived seven nights before getting fired. Phone Guy dies sometime before Night 4.
The store closes and everything is left to rot.
Sometime between 1992/93 and the opening of the Fazbear’s Fright Horror Attraction:
Purple Guy returns to destroy any evidence that might have been left behind for fear of someone else buying the building and discovering it. He was also possibly there to pick up a memento of his crimes. He destroys the suits, freeing the child spirits from them. Nice job fixing it, villain. They corner him in the safe room and where the fifth child chases him into the Spring Bonnie Suit. He is killed very, very dead by the spring locks failing. However, the child spirits still cannot move on due to killing Purple Guy out of malice.
202022/2023: Fazbear’s Fright is about to open. Our New Protagonist is placed in the building roughly a week or so before Phone Dude finds Springtrap. How long this guard has been with the amusement park its being set up in is unknown.
Closed: Never had a chance to open.
Phone Dude follows a lead given to him by someone who used to work in the old FNaF 1 building. He and his crew find Springtrap and bring him to Fazbear’s Fright (why they didn’t pop the suit open is beyond me. I know Phone Dude is supposed to come off as a complete dumbass, but WOW). While Phone Dude is recording the second of his nightly message to new Watchman and preparing the old Phone Guy ones, he discovers that Springtrap has moved from where his crew left him. Anyway, I think Springtrap got the jump on him and murdered him.
New Watchman begins their second night and finds himself alone with the Intelligent Haunting of a psychopath. Since New Watchman listens to Phone Dude’s last recording, that makes him a potential witness to Purple Guy’s first crime in years. Springtrap cannot afford to get caught now and that’s why the possessed suit hangs around to kill you.
The Phantom Animatronics: since we all know ghosts to not be harmless even without a physical form to possess, the fact that they do not harm our new hero leads me believe that the ghosts of the five children are trying to scare him off before he gets killed by Springtrap.
Phantom Animatronics and the optional mini-games: I do not prescribe to the idea that they are mere hallucinations. It is also very possible that the “please the children” games are received as visions by New Watchman while the Marionette goes around appeasing the other child spirits once and for all. Our New Watchman might be spiritually sensitive.
New Watchman survives Nights 2-6 before torching Fazbear’s Fright, himself. I know that the wiring is very obviously faulty, but that also makes for a perfect alibi for New Watchman. So our new hero does what the others before him did not by taking matters into his own hands to destroy Springtrap. Then he blames it all on faulty wiring. The child spirits are finally freed with the destruction of Springtrap being committed for the right reasons (to stop a menace before it brings harm to others).
Of course, this is just a theory. A game theory.