The Rat (also known as RAT in Five Nights at Candy's Remastered) one of the main antagonists in the Five Nights at Candy's series. He serves as one of the main threats in Five Nights at Candy's Remastered and Five Nights at Candy's 2, and is one of the characters in the minigames of Five Nights at Candy's 3.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Rat is a withered, eyeless rat animatronic, with a faded brown color. He appears to have a torn cloth covering, and a seam can be seen running down the middle of the head. He has brownish, broken buckteeth. His left ear is also broken and the endoskeleton of his shoulder, hands, knees and feet are exposed. He also has a number of metal buttons that looks to be wirelocks all over his body, arms and legs.

Five Nights at Candy's 2[edit | edit source]

In Five Nights at Candy's 2, while overall look remains the same, The Rat is even more withered than he was in the first game, his right forearm exoskeleton is missing and his lower legs exoskeletons are almost completely missing.

Minigame Sprite[edit | edit source]

The Rat has different sprites from FNaC 2 and FNaC 3, both in different forms: Animatronic and Costume.

Animatronic[edit | edit source]

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The Rat in the FNaC 2 minigame looks overall very similar to his actual look, except his suit has a lighter brown color. As the minigame took place in 1965, he was not broken and withered. Both of his hands are now covered, but his feet remains exposed, with his grey endoskeleton feet exposed.

Costume[edit | edit source]

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On the other hand, The Rat in the FNaC 3 minigame has a few notable difference than his original model, because he is actually a costume instead of an animatronic. The Rat looks less robotic and his suit has no more seams in-between. He also has a bit darker brown-colored suit compared to his look in FNaC 2 minigame, and his feet are also colored in darker brown.

History[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Five Nights at Candy's Remastered[edit | edit source]

The Rat becomes somewhat active on Night 5, but will most likely not reach the office. On Night 6, he will then start attacking. After exiting through the door at the back of CAM 9, he enters through both the Right and Left Door. When he enters the security office, he will jumpscare the player, ending the game. The Rat is extremely active and can appear at the door as early as 12 AM.

In the Animatronic section in Extra, by zooming in and staring at Rat's face for 5 seconds, the background will turn into red static, with Rat now intensely twitching. 7 random numbers ranging from 0 to 20 will then appear on the screen before The Rat stops twitching and instead stare at the camera. The word "CAM-13" appears on screen before everything returns to normal. This is a hint on how to access Night Null.

Five Nights at Candy's 2[edit | edit source]

Nights[edit | edit source]

The Rat, along with The Cat, are only active on Night 6, 7 and 8, while the other animatronics are fully inactive for unknown reasons. He will attempt to get to the player via the hallway. Rat's face will cover up an entire camera screen. If the camera is not switched fast enough or put down, the camera will be temporarily disabled. This is very similar to Penguin, except when the screen glitches out, the Windows-based error pop-up will show a bunch of random characters instead of the normal error text. The OK button is still functional so the player can continue after the application for the camera has restarted.

Minigames[edit | edit source]

The Rat and The Cat appears in the final minigame that is unlocked by completing Night 8 (7/20 Nightmare Mode) and clicking on the glitching 4th star on the main menu screen. They are seen standing on the stage waving at the children. A young boy standing close to the stage steps forward to approach The Rat. As the music slows down into an eerie warped version of itself and fading, Rat slowly bends down and reaches out towards the boy. Everyone's expression in the room turns from happy and excited to surprised and scared in a single frame before the minigame cuts off.

Five Nights at Candy's 3[edit | edit source]

Night 1[edit | edit source]

In the minigame after Night 1, the player who plays as Mary Schmidt can find The Rat, being played by an actor who was inside the costume/suit, at the back of the building, near the "Backstage" area. He asks the player to play hide-and-seek before the show. When the player hides somewhere (under a table, for example), a mini-jumpscare of The Rat plays, saying that he has found the player, and the cutscene ends.

Night 3[edit | edit source]

In the minigame after Night 3, The Rat once again appears at the back of the building, near the "Backstage" area, and recognizes the player from the first-night cutscene, and asks if they want to play hide-and-seek again. When the player is caught, the same mini-jumpscare follows, and the cutscene ends.

Night 5 / Truth Ending[edit | edit source]

After Night 5, The Rat is seen in the minigame in the same place but with a bunch of children, who all decide to play hide-and-seek with The Rat. The player, Mary Schmidt, is also expected to play, as well. However, all the hiding spots have been taken by other children. When Mary walked back to where The Rat was, The Rat is seen walking out of the backstage to the left, leaving the backstage door open. Mary enters the room as the door behind her shuts, and hides inside the closet. Soon after, The Rat says he saw her run in, and The Puppeteer appears, then starts chewing the actor in The Rat's costume/suit out for being drunk during work hours.

The Puppeteer asks him to "think about their careers and the children," but The Rat starts to get angry and mock The Puppeteer, which prompts him to attempt to pry of The Rat's mask. The Rat fights back, but ultimately ends up getting pushed by The Puppeteer into Vinnie's bench, and dies instantly. The actor in the The Cat costume then appears in the room and ask The Puppeteer what happened to Rat, in which The Puppeteer says it was an accident and that Rat was unstable.

Candy says that they need to call the ambulance and the police, whom of which The Puppeteer says not to, and instead lie to the police and say they found The Rat this way. Candy says to tell the police the truth and goes to the phone to do so, but The Puppeteer sneaks behind him and clenches the gap of the suit, suffocating Cat, and kills him. The Puppeteer then calls the police and tells them that he found his co-workers dead while he was out, and leaves the room with Mary still in the closet.

As the screen changed to a black screen, a person, seemingly a psychiatrist, tells Mary that it is not her fault and that she shouldn't be afraid of the Monsters anymore, and asked her to draw a picture of the room for him. As the Truth Ending fades in, a doctor's report of Mary's case is displayed, stating how they should notify the police of the newfound information and should reopen the case once more.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike all the other animatronics, The Rat's custom night icon in Five Nights at Candy's 2 and 3 is completely distorted. Additionally, his name flickers randomly.
  • When viewing The Rat and The Cat in the Extra Menu of the second game, the music turns into an ominous trombone tune. This is actually the normal music in the extra menu slowed down.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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