Michael Afton was an iconic figure in the horror gaming community, best known as the protagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. He was a mysterious figure that the player never got to know much about, but the ending of the series left many fans wondering how Michael Afton died.
Michael Afton was the son of William Afton, the main antagonist of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. While William Afton was responsible for the death of several children, Michael was spared from his father’s cruelty. Michael was a survivor of the Fazbear’s Fright: The Horror Attraction fire that took place in 1987, when he was only a child.
The events that led to Michael’s death are revealed in the final installment of the series, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4. It is revealed that Michael had gone back to Fazbear’s Fright to confront his father and the spirits of the children he had killed. However, he was instead confronted by his father’s animatronic creation, Springtrap. In a desperate attempt to save Michael, his friend, Phone Guy, threw a bomb at Springtrap, causing it to explode and killing Michael in the process.
Michael Afton’s death was a tragic end to an already tragic story. His bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten by the Five Nights at Freddy’s community. While he may be gone, his legacy lives on in the memories of his fans.
To commemorate Michael Afton’s death, fans of the series have created numerous memorials and tributes online. From fan art to videos, these tributes are a testament to the impact he had on the Five Nights at Freddy’s community. Michael’s death may have been a tragedy, but it was also a symbol of hope and courage for those who have found strength in the Five Nights at Freddy’s games.