- Not what you were looking for? See Chica (disambiguation).
|“||...these characters hold a special place in the hearts of children and we need to show them a little respect, right?||”|
— Phone Guy, Night 1 from the first game.
Chica (also fully known as Chica the Chicken) is an antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's. Chica is an animatronic children's entertainer housed at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, along with Freddy Fazbear and Bonnie. She is the backup singer standing on the right-side in Freddy's band. At midnight, she is left in a "free roaming mode" until 6 AM, to prevent her servos from locking up.
Along with the other animatronics, Chica will try to forcefully stuff any human seen after hours into a Freddy Fazbear suit, resulting in death.
Chica is a bright yellow animatronic chicken with a spherically-shaped head, orange beak, magenta eyes, and black eyebrows. On the top of her head are three "tufts" of feathers. She has two talons from each of her orange feet. She wears a white bib that reads "LET'S EAT!!!" in yellow bubble letters, outlined in purple and the bib is flecked with tricolored triangles in patterns of three, and what appear to be tiny stylized pizza slices.
Like all of the other animatronics at Freddy's, she has an out-of-place set of blocky teeth sticking up from her lower beak. Her endoskeleton teeth can also be seen within the back of her mouth, though these are only clearly visible in certain angles.
The Cupcake is an object-like character from a tray carried by Chica with her left hand. It has pink-frosting with two large yellow eyes, a yellow-striped birthday candle with a vinyl candle-light, buck teeth, no wrapper, and, like other animatronics (except Foxy and Golden Freddy), has black eyelids.
The Cupcake will disappear when Chica is off the stage. It is unknown why, or how.
The another Cupcake can be also seen inside the Office located at the top of one of the monitors from the right. Due to its appearance that does not affect gameplay, it has nothing to do with the player, nor attacking/jumpscaring them.
Her movements are somewhat random, but she will always approach from the right side. The player can activate the Hall Lights to check if she's in the blind spot.
As Chica gets closer to the Office, her jaw opens wider as she nears. Chica also seems to twitch wildly when she's at the East Hall Corner, though this only occurs on the fourth, fifth, and sixth night, as well as on the Custom Night.
She's also the only animatronic who can access the Kitchen area on the first two nights (as Freddy, who is the only other animatronic who enters the Kitchen, does not become active until the third night). A clashing of pots and pans will be audible, and Chica will not be visible in any other room.
Chica will generally head towards the night guard's position, similar to Bonnie, but she also wanders to the Kitchen and Restrooms. As opposed to Bonnie, Chica will show up at the door less often, but will generally linger there, waiting longer and stealing more of the player's energy, whereas Bonnie will show up more often but leave quickly.
Like the others, she will become more aggressive as the nights progress, with the amount of time the player has to close the door before she enters decreasing.
If the player fails to check the right-side blind spot and close the door while she's at the window, she will sneak into The Office, though she cannot be seen. After she accesses the Office, the buttons to both the door and light on the right side of the Office will no longer function, but rather play an error sound when activated. Another indication that Chica has entered the Office is by listening for groaning sounds that both she and Bonnie make when waiting for the player to lower the Monitor.
During this phase, she will attack the night guard as soon as they lower the Monitor. The only way to survive the night after this occurrence is to not view the Monitor for the remainder of the night or to avoid lowering it if they're close enough to 6 AM, though Chica may still manually pull down the Monitor regardless as to whether or not the player pulls it down themselves.
On later nights, when Chica is in the East Hall Corner, her appearance becomes more erratic. Her head will twitch violently, her eyes will blink rapidly, her mouth will snap open and closed and she will emit the robotic voice sound byte regardless of whether or not the player has the Monitor focused on her.
Unlike Bonnie, who can teleport around the pizzeria, Chica can only move to adjacent rooms. This is especially noticeable with Cheat Mode enabled in the Android version.
- Chica is often the second animatronic to move, after Bonnie, though she has been known to commonly leave the Show Stage before Bonnie, especially on later nights.
- On extremely rare occasions, Chica, along with two others from the Show Stage, will stare at the camera. It is unknown if it also happens in the mobile port.
- Chica is the second least active animatronic during the earlier nights.
- Chica has a second set of teeth in the back of her mouth. While these most likely belong to her endoskeleton, some theorize that they belong to a human being, the most popular being Phone Guy, though every single animatronic in the game has endoskeleton teeth inside of their costume.
- Chica is the only original animatronic lacking ears, since real-life birds don't have visible ears.
- She and Bonnie both make an odd, almost human-like groaning noise when they are near or inside the Office itself. There are many theories that address this, including theories that speculated that the voice belongs to the Phone Guy, or that the teeth and human-like voice could possibly be from one of the five children from The Missing Children Incident. However, as previously mentioned, the teeth inside Chica's mouth belong to the endoskeleton, and are also present on every other animatronic. Additionally, the sound she emits could simply be her artificial voice box (a device that singing animatronics must have to actually sing) malfunctioning as the animatronics are almost 20+ years old and have not been maintained.
- However, it seems unlikely that a voice box can mimic such organic sounds, even if the voice box was malfunctioning.
- Chica's bib is the only costume with text.
- Chica is the only animatronic whose jaw is not separate from her head due to the design of her mouth.
- If one looks at Chica while she is in the East Hall Corner, one can see she appears to have some sort of stitching on her arm.
- Chica is only seen missing any eyes on one occasion, this occasion being when she and Freddy are on the Show Stage alone. Also, Chica is seen with both of her eyes missing in the cutscenes of the second game.
- Unlike Bonnie, Chica stares at the night guard through the window instead of the door.
- Chica is one of two animatronics that don't appear during the hallucinations, the other being Foxy.
- In the trailer, during the scene with all of the animatronics in the daytime, Chica's second set of white teeth can be seen as she lifts up her head.
- Chica could be inspired by Helen Henny, one of Chuck E.'s friends from Chuck E. Cheese's. Both animatronics are chickens and are back-up singers.
- Chica could have also been inspired by Birdie the Early Bird, one of the three original McDonald's McDonaldland characters.
- Chica's name could have been inspired by the character of the same name in the children's program The Chica Show.
- "Chica" is also Spanish for "girl" or "cute."
- Chica is mistaken by many fans to be a duck. This may be because she has a yellow coloration instead of the white or brown coloration of a stereotypical hen, and because her beak resembles a duck's bill. Upon inspection of her feet and alliterative name, however, it is evident that she is a chicken. Chica was also confirmed to be a chicken by Scott Cawthon, in a discussion on the game's mechanics.
- Her yellow coloring could indicate that she is a chick rather than an adult chicken.
- The sounds of Chica being in the Kitchen can be heard even if the player is not looking at the Kitchen camera.
- Chica is the only animatronic with a spherically shaped head, excluding the beak.
- Chica, as a bird, should not have teeth in reality. However, she has a row of teeth on the lower part of her beak.
- Both of the Chica plushies have the cupcake resting in their right hands. However, Chica, Toy Chica, and Nightmare Chica are all only ever seen holding it in their left hands.
- Occasionally, Chica can be heard in the Kitchen after the power runs out, as seen here.
- Chica is referred to as a "he" in the older version of Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes. This is most likely an error by the authors, as several spelling errors and grammar errors seem to be present in the book.
- In one of the 2nd anniversary images, Chica appears to have paw prints on her hands, which real chickens don't have.
- This is likely a hand duplicated from either Freddy or Bonnie and recolored, giving the paw prints.
- However, this could just be the lighting.
- This is likely a hand duplicated from either Freddy or Bonnie and recolored, giving the paw prints.
- According to one of Scott's sons, the first jumpscare he ever got is by Chica.
- Chica officially appears in the game, Creepy Castle, after Scott Cawthon had donated to the game's kickstarter long before.
- Chica (along with Toy Chica, Nightmare Chica, and Jack-O-Chica) is one of the few animatronics from the series to carry a small character. The other being Funtime Freddy, who wears the hand-puppet, Bon-Bon, as his right hand.
- From the In-App Shop in the Android port, Chica, along with Freddy and Bonnie, appear as a purchasable plushie, costing $0.99.
- It was revealed in Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes that Chica's Cupcake has articulated eyes and jaw.
- Chica's Cupcake from her 2nd anniversary image is seen winking and smirking.
- The Cupcake appears in the April Fool's "teaser" of FNaF 57: Freddy in Space!, wearing a space-helmet.
- The Cupcake is so far to be the first animatronic in the series to lack a jumpscare.
- The Cupcake, Shadow Freddy, Shadow Bonnie, BB, Phantom Puppet, Phantom Mangle, Circus Baby, Electrobab, Lolbit, and Minireena's second counterpart are the only characters in the series lacking jumpscares.
- In some areas of the game, Chica has a back bib, while in others, she doesn't. This is most likely a texture error.
- The same happens with Toy Chica.
- If the player raises the Monitor quickly, Chica's scream will repeat, and her jumpscare animation is prolonged, delaying a Game Over while allowing the player to survive, seen in this video here. This glitch can also work with Bonnie, see here.
- ↑ Scott Cawthon's Public Catalog - Page 11
- ↑ "Uh, now concerning your safety, the only real risk to you as a night watchman here, if any, is the fact that these characters, uh, if they happen to see you after hours probably won't recognize you as a person. They'll p-most likely see you as a metal endoskeleton without its costume on. Now since that's against the rules here at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, they'll probably try to...forcefully stuff you inside a Freddy Fazbear suit. Um, now, that wouldn't be so bad if the suits themselves weren't filled with crossbeams, wires, and animatronic devices, especially around the facial area. So, you could imagine how having your head forcefully pressed inside one of those could cause a bit of discomfort...and death. Uh, the only parts of you that would likely see the light of day again would be your eyeballs and teeth when they pop out the front of the mask, heh." - Phone Guy, Night 1
- ↑ There are four animatrons that can get you (although only three appear here in the screenshots). The chicken, "Chica", tries to get in from the right door. The rabbit, "Bonnie", approaches from the left. Freddy Fazbear himself only attacks if you run out of power before the night is over. The fourth robot is behind the curtain of Pirate Cove and remains hidden most of the time. He becomes more active when the player doesn't check the cameras often, eventually causing him to run down the hall in a frenzy and into your office! - Scott Cawthon, Steam - July 9, 2014 @ 9:03 PM
- ↑ Oh heck yes lol. My most memorable one was from when he was creating the first game - We were on a road trip to visit family in New York. On the way there, I actually helped create Foxy - I gave my dad design ideas and thoughts on how to better the character for spookiness, but when we got there he let me beta test the game for the first time. I was terrified, obviously, and the first jumpscare I ever got was by Chica - And it got me so bad, it literally made me flip over the chair and almost knock the laptop off the table. It was amazing lol. - One of Scott's sons, July 10, 2016.
- ↑ Creepy Castle Kickstarter - 2014 - 2016
Chica's older model (also known as Withered Chica referred to in catalog as Chica the Chicken (Withered Version)) makes an appearance in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, along with the three other older animatronics who have all fallen into severe disrepair. She is replaced by her newer counterpart for the "improved" Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, Toy Chica.
Chica's older form has been massively changed, to the point where she barely resembles her original appearance. This is due to the attempted retrofit and subsequent abandonment of the older model, in favor of Toy Chica, according to Phone Guy on Night 2.
For a start, the feminine features have been toned down, and she appears more androgynous as a result, to contrast her more with Toy Chica. Her body seems to have minimal changes. Perhaps the most disturbing alterations are in the head area; Chica's eye sockets are now much larger than the eyes themselves, and she lacks eyebrows as well as her eyelids. If one looks really closely, her eyeballs appear to have nearly-visible blood-veins in grey color (which are better seen during her jumpscare). Furthermore, like in the first game, her iris are magenta in color. Like Foxy, her feet also have three talons, rather than two talons from the first game.
Her beak has been reshaped and turned into a jaw like Bonnie and Freddy Fazbear have, which appears to be completely unhinged. Her beak is also more pointed, like that of an actual chicken, and she has even more teeth on her upper and lower beak. The infamous second set of teeth from the animatronic itself is also clearly visible. She has two stumps where her hands used to be, with long wires pouring forth.
It also seems that she is unable to lower her arms down to her side for some reason, as every instance of her has them raised and stretched out as if she is "T-posed" (models in games with no animation are generally posed this way). However, as evidenced by her appearance in the Right Air Vent, she can still raise them up, but this may also be because the small space in the air vent is forcing her arms up.
Although due to Chica lacking hands, she entirely lacks the Cupcake, so it is unknown what the older counterpart of Chica's Cupcake really look like before the first/older version of the four animatronics fell into disrepair. Despite this, the Cupcake still appear as a plushie after completing the "Cupcake Challenge" from the Custom Night.
Like Bonnie and Freddy, Chica is an incredibly active animatronic, as she can leave the Parts/Service room as early as 12 AM and can sneak into The Office around 3 times in an hour. Unlike in the first game, Chica follows a set path. She will begin moving from Night 3 onward, but can rarely make an appearance on Night 2. Chica starts with the other older animatronics in the Parts/Service room, moving to Party Room 4 and then Party Room 2 to enter the Right Air Vent. While in the Right Air Vent, as Bonnie does, she completely bypasses the vent's blind spot and may enter The Office while the Monitor is pulled up.
When she is in The Office and the player lowers the Monitor, or when she forces it down, Chica will stand in front of the desk as the lights constantly flicker before she vanishes. The player must immediately put on the Freddy Fazbear Head the moment they see Chica to avoid imminent death. Delaying or neglecting to put the Head on will cause the screen to black out as normal, only for her to return and kill the night guard after bringing up and lowering the Monitor or taking off the Freddy Head. She may also forcibly pull down the Monitor or remove the head if left on some time after failing to ward her off. Once the player equips the head and Chica leaves, she returns to Party Room 4, and her cycle repeats.
From the Custom Night, night modes where Chica is active are listed as follows:
- Ladies Night
- Cupcake Challenge
- Fazbear Fever
- Golden Freddy
- Chica takes much longer to leave The Office in the iOS version of the game on some older models of iOS platforms, as do Freddy, Bonnie, and Toy Freddy.
- Chica can actually attack the night guard without entering The Office, as shown here, if the player stays for too long on the camera after she has changed rooms. This can also happen with Bonnie, Freddy, and Toy Freddy.
- During gameplay, almost the entire time she is active, her arms are outstretched. This includes when Toy Chica glitches in the main menu.
- This could be because, as she was not in use for a while, her servos are locking up, limiting her arm movements to being outstretched or raised, as mentioned by Phone Guy in the first game. However, it is entirely possible this is even something paranormal.
- The only time they aren't outstretched is when she is crawling through the Right Air Vent. Chica's arms being permanently locked, is unlikely considering the fact she can still fit in the air vent. This may be the space in the vent forcing them up.
- However, if looking closely at the trailer, Chica's arms aren't outstreched, but rather on laying down on the floor.
- Curiously, her arms on the main menu are severed at her upper arm, whereas in-game, they are severed on her lower forearm. This gives the illusion that her arms on the menu screen are far shorter than in-game. It is unknown why this is.
- This may be due to the fact that the section of the menu that Toy Chica occupies is not particularly wide, and there isn't any leftover room for her arms to fit.
- If the player were to look closely at a certain angle while Chica is in the Office, the player can see that the wires hanging loosely out of her right arm are in the exact same loose pattern as those in the left arm.
- Much like her classic counterpart from the original game, she exclusively attacks from the right side of the night guard.
- Chica is one of four animatronics who does not appear in the hallway while coming to The Office, with the others being Toy Bonnie, the Puppet, and BB.
- She is also the only older animatronic not to appear in the hallway before entering The Office.
- Chica is one of the two animatronics who cannot be seen in the vent's blind spot, the other being Bonnie.
- This is a sharp contrast to the first game, as ironically, they were the only ones able to be spotted by the Hall Lights.
- This makes Chica one of two animatronics who cannot be seen by any of the office lights, the other being The Puppet.
- When Bonnie leaves the Parts/Service room, Chica appears to have fallen over, making her more visible on the camera feed. It is currently unknown as to what causes this, though it may be due to Bonnie leaving the room, and knocking her over. Mechanically, it may simply be to make the player have an easier time spotting her on the camera.
- This is the only time an animatronic has more than one position on one camera feed in Five Nights at Freddy's 2, with the exception of when The Puppet rises from its box.
- Curiously, on Chica's lower jaw, four of her regular teeth can be seen behind her beak on what would normally be her neck. This means if she hadn't had her lower jaw separated from her upper jaw, those teeth would be crushed by her upper head. It is unknown why this is.
- If one looks closely during Chica's glitch on the main menu, her left eye can still be seen.
- This may be due to the darkness covering her right eye.
- She is one of the few animatronics to have a repeating jumpscare.
- Interestingly, long wires where her hands should be look perfectly symmetrical to each other.
- In the Parts/Service room, her endoskeleton neck is incorrectly placed.
- It is also noticed that there is a big hole inside her body, as shown here, though it is not seen anywhere else outside her body.
- In the second game's trailer, her left thigh appears to be disconnected to the knee.
- There is a rare glitch where Chica is still in The Office after the blackout after putting on the Freddy Fazbear Head. If the player takes the head off, Chica will either disappear, remain there until the Monitor or Freddy Fazbear Head is raised and lowered in which will result in her jumpscare, or immediately kill the night guard as soon as the head is taken off. This glitch happens regardless if the head was put on time or not.
- ↑ Scott Cawthon's Public Catalog - Page 21
- ↑ "Uh, by now I'm sure you've noticed the older models sitting in the back room. Uh, those are from the previous location. We just use them for parts now. The idea at first was to repair them...uh, they even started retrofitting them with some of the newer technology, but they were just so ugly, you know? The smell...uh, so the company decided to go in a whole new direction and make them super kid-friendly. Uh, those older ones shouldn't be able to walk around, but if they do, the whole Freddy head trick should work on them too, so, whatever." - Phone Guy, Night 2
Chica returns in Five Nights at Freddy's 3. She is now one of the attractions at Fazbear's Fright, along with the other animatronics. At CAM 08, her disembodied head can be seen. Her appearance does not affect gameplay, and she is only there for aesthetic purposes.
Her role is majorly replaced by her phantom counterpart Phantom Chica.
Chica's parts are entirely missing, and only her empty head still remains, albeit lacking a lower jaw. The lights from her eyes flicker on and off randomly like a flashlight or lantern.
The Cupcake from the first game appear as one of the minor hallucinations in the game, appearing rarely inside the Office from the desk.
Posters of Chica can be seen inside the Office, CAM 02, and CAM 05. From inside the Office, a drawing of Chica popping out from the cake can be seen at the far right.
From the Office, Chica's figurine can be seen at the right with two other figurines.
Chica's head, along with three (four during the Bad Ending) others, appears in the ending screens after completing all five nights.
Chica also makes an appearance in the end-of-night minigames. Upon completing each night, the player will be taken to a short minigame with graphics similar to old Atari gaming systems, during which they must navigate a map of the pizzeria from the first game.
On the third night, the player will play as Chica, now appearing all alone on the Show Stage. If they leave the Stage and enter any other room, they will encounter what appears to be Shadow Freddy, instructing the player to follow it. It will lead them to a room in the east side of the pizzeria, and the player will see Freddy and Bonnie's remains scattered on the floor from the previous minigames.
Shadow Freddy will enter a room which is inaccessible to the player (they will receive an "ERR" message if they try to enter it). As in the previous minigames, if they try to walk away, then Purple Guy will rush out and dismantle Chica, and the minigame ends.
During the end-of-night minigames on Night 4 and 5, Chica's remains can be seen scattered throughout the same room she was dismantled in, alongside Bonnie and Freddy's remains.
From the "Happiest Day" minigame, the one of the children at the end of the minigame is seen wearing Chica's mask.
- She is one of the "attraction" animatronics of the third game who do not have pole-like stands and a body armor, the other being Foxy, whose head is used as a lamp.
- She is also the only "attraction" animatronic to be missing her jaw, unlike others.
- In the mobile version of the third game, the lights from her head's eyes on CAM 08 never flicker on and off. Instead, they remain constantly lit up.
- Herself from the first game appears in the third game's teaser trailer, along with Freddy and Bonnie.
- From the end-of-night minigames, Chica's Cupcake lack eyes as well as the candlestick, likely due to minigame restrictions.
Like most of the other original animatronics, Chica herself does not make any major appearance in Five Nights at Freddy's 4. The plushie of her can be seen in some minigames after completing each night. The other appearance is when she appears on the TV on the Night 2 minigame, on what is either an advertisement or TV show titled "Fredbear & Friends!".
From the end-of-night minigame after completing Night 5, one of the protagonist's older brother's friends is seen wearing Chica's mask.
Rather than appearing as herself, Chica is majorly replaced with her nightmarish counterpart named Nightmare Chica. Her Cupcake is also replaced by its nightmarish variant as well.
As a plush, Chica is brilliant yellow in color and carrying a gray tray with the Cupcake. Her bib is gray rather than white, and does not have "LET'S EAT!" text (likely due to her bib did not have enough space for the text to fit in).
- Similar to the end-of-night minigames from the third game, the Cupcake from Chica's plushie doesn't appear to have eyes or the candlestick, likely due to minigame restrictions.
Chica is one of two characters to lack a "funtime" counterpart in Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location and does not appear in the game herself.
However, a mode named "Cupcake Challenge" from the Custom Night (similar from the second game's own Custom Night) is named after Chica's Cupcake.
- A brief scene of the first game's gameplay where Chica, along with Freddy and Bonnie, appears on stage can be seen at the start of the game's trailer.
- In Ennard's first teaser, in the source code, Chica's name is mentioned as a client called, "ChcasPrtyWrld," abbreviated for "Chica's Party World."
- However, in-game, there is currently no known references to anything related to this name.
- Before the game's release, many people actually believed that the name actually meant that there would be a "Funtime Chica," though this was later proven false in the game's release.
- Although, some speculate that the mask seen in Night 4 could actually belong to "Funtime Chica", since it shares a similarity to Toy Chica's face without its beak, though it is currently unconfirmed.
- The other character to lack a "funtime" counterpart is Bonnie. Although, he does appear in the form of Bon-Bon, a hand puppet worn by Funtime Freddy.
- Ironically, Funtime Freddy is similar to Chica as they both carry a "hand" animatronic, with Chica's being the Cupcake.
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The groaning sounds made by Chica when she sneaks into The Office. They are shared with Bonnie.
The sounds Chica makes when she is in the Kitchen.
The sound Chica emits when attacking the night guard. Each animatronic (excluding Golden Freddy) makes a noise identical to this in the same circumstance.
The noise Chica makes when moving from one room to another. Bonnie also makes this noise while moving. Freddy also emits this sound, but only after the power has been fully drained.
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