How Did William Afton Die? What Happened to Him in the Game?

William Afton is never really believed to have died for good, but he died as a human inside the Spring Bonnie suit, his soul becoming trapped and his body slowly degrading.

After he became Springtrap, he is said to being crushed by his own invented device, the Funtime animatronics and also with the use of Amalgamation who grabbed him and the endoskeletons who took him into a furnace, managing to destroy his body.

Who Was William Afton?

William Afton, also known as Purple Guy or Springtrap, is the main character of the series Five Nights at Freddy’s and the co-founder of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria.

He was a man who at a certain point became trapped in a robot’s body. He is a negative character and an antagonist, a serial killer responsible for all the deaths and tragedies which occur in the series.

What Was William Afton’s Physical Appearance?

William Afton’s true appearance was never really revealed, but he is said to have more than 4 physical shapes which were consequences of the injuries and trauma he had been through over time. As a human, William Afton is described to have a tall purple shape with black eyes and a large mouth. 

In the Silver Eyes, he was described as being fat with grey eyes and messy brown hair. While impersonating Dave Miller, he is seen as a security guard and is said to have survived a spring lock failure. While wearing the Spring Bonnie suit and becoming Springtrap, his appearance becomes the worst; the suit has a green olive color and William’s endoskeleton has holes and has rusted parts.

Because he could not take the costume off, his face turns all pale and he is missing an ear, his teeth becomes all yellow and his mouth becomes a wider grin than before.

In The Fourth Closet, he finally manages to get out of the costume, leaving him in a critical condition: he had a missing eye, multiple scars in his head, and stitches on his chest. He was said to be in a wheelchair or using a cane when he walked.

Further on, in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator, William Afton, who is now Springtrap, has now survived a fire which occurred at the pizzeria. He is now more damaged, with more rotten flesh and his bones were visible through his costume.

Was William Afton a Bad Character?

Unfortunately, yes. William is a complex character with various appearances and personalities, but what we know for sure is that he is the antagonist of the series and is responsible for all the kidnapping and murders which took place over time.

Some people argue that he had a traumatizing childhood which occurred during World War II and he has lost a son when he was in his thirties, which is the reason he became so passionate about technology and turned himself into a sociopath.

He is the textbook definition of evil, as he is cruel, cold-blooded and shows no remorse when killing people. He considers himself intelligent and takes pride to this. The reason why William kidnapped and killed children was to compensate the death of his own son, Michael (at least, he thought he was dead).

He also kidnapped children in order to create new animatronics (he kidnapped five children and their bodies were put inside Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy, the four characters who, in the end, managed to kill William. His famous catchphrase is ‘I always come back’.

How Many Children Did William Afton Have?

He has 3 children: a son, Michael, a daughter, Elizabeth, and a created animatron called FNaF 4 Crying Child.

What Was William Afton’s Occupation?

He is the CEO of Afton Robotics, a serial killer, a technician, the co-founder of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, and possibly a security guard in the past.

Did William Afton Really Die?

He indeed survived a lot of times and is a strong character, but yet, he is still considered to have died crushed by mechanical parts in the end.

In fact, William Afton died before becoming Springtrap, his soul being trapped. While William tried to kill Charlie (another major female character in the series), she grabs and reaches his neck, managing to set the costume’s spring off and trap William in the costume, wishing him a slow death.

Further on, William is considered to be killed from the water and moisture interacting with the spring locks, causing him to choke until he loses his breath.