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RAT is the main antagonist of Five Nights at Candy's.
Like Chester and Vinnie, RAT has never been shown in any
of Emil Macko's showcases before the game.

Appearance

RAT is a rat-like Animatronic with big round ears (one being in undamaged condition, while the other one has a visible Endoskeleton). He also has a stiched line running across through his snout. Besides the stiched line, there is also a metallic skin or layer seen on RAT's forehead. He also has hollowed eyes, one having a minor scar. RAT also has a metallic cylinder running across his jaw that makes his jaw function. Speaking of the jaw, he has a visible endoskeleton jaw and has thin squared teeth. His arms and his legs have holes on them and have three metal cubes on each leg and arm. RAT also has visible endoskeleton hands and feet.

In the last frame of his jumpscare, he seems to contain human eyes,
if the last frame of his jumpscare is inverted.

Rat jumpscare right

RAT's jumpscare from the right door.

Rat jumpscare left

RAT's jumpscare from the left door.

Locations

RAT starts off-camera and first appears in the Secondary Party Room, then either takes a path through the Arcade Area, Backstage 2, and at the left door in Backstage 1, or through Main Hall 1, Main Hall 3, Main Hall 2, and at the right door from the Entrance Hall.

Behavior

Like Old Candy, RAT does not have shiny eyes and the cameras must be used to spot them at the door, or player must listen to his specific ambience which he makes while at the door. Unlike Old Candy, and like Candy, he can go to either of the two doors.

In the Extra menu, if looking at him for a longer amount of time,
he will go up to the player, and then twitch his head for a short moment. He will then return to his default position.

Trivia

  • Being in all capitals like CAT's name, people thought that both names were acronyms.
  • It is unknown why in the first game he is refered to as "RAT", but in the second one he is known as
    "The Rat".
  • When RAT jumpscares the player, his scream sounds strangely human-like, as well as having human-like eyes in the last frame of his jumpscares.
    • However, in the Night 6 cutscene, his eyes are appears as phantom. It is unknown what does it ever means.
  • While RAT is getting up in the cutscene, RAT's hands appear to clip through parts of the machine that he originally sat on.
  • Because of his body color, RAT is able to blend into the dark making it difficult for the player to spot him.
    • Same goes to Freddy Fazbear from the original Five Nights at Freddy's, as Freddy is barely seen in some locations besides the Kitchen.
    • This can also be said for Springtrap from Five Nights at Freddy's 3, which, if the player loses track of him, sometimes makes the nights very hard to complete.
  • When the player looks at him in the extras menu, the music stops.
  • He is seen in his first, unwithered version on a picture with a boy, in the trailer of
    Five Nights at Candy's 3.
  • In the FNAC 3 minigame, its reveals that the CAT and RAT killed the twins.
    • Also when you to touch RAT in the minigame, one of the twins will go into the machine.
      • This could mean that RAT might have push the twins in there, while CAT brings them.

RAT, also known as The Rat, returns in Five Nights at Candy's 2, once again as the main antagonist of the game. He's in a more disrepaired state this time, and he, along with CAT, appears in Night 6 and Night 8 only.

Appearance

RAT retains his appearance from the first game, and isn't as damaged as the other animatronics, despite his age. He has more holes on his torso suit, his lower left arm's endoskeleton is exposed, and his lower right leg and part of his lower left leg are also exposed. He also appears to have a lighter color than in the first game, although this can be just the lighting.

Behavior

RAT jumpscare (1)

RAT's jumpscare when looking at the Maintenance Panel.

RAT jumpscare (2)

RAT's jumpscare when looking at the office.

He becomes active on Night 6 and Night 8, the only nights he appears in. RAT acts both like a "wandering" animatronic such as Candy, Cindy, and Blank, appearing in the Central Hall and needing to be lured away by ringing phones, as well as taking the role of the Penguin by having his face obscure a camera before crashing the camera system and forcing the player to restart it. His jumpscare can activate if you have the Maintenance Panel up or you are looking around the main hall. He will start in Cam 012 on Night 6 and Cam 014 on Night 8.

Alongside CAT, he doesn't seem to have the ability to disable phones, strangely. This can be possibly a bug in the game, however.

Trivia

  • It is unknown why in the first game, he is refered to as "RAT", but in the second game, he is known as "The Rat".
  • Unlike the other animatronics, RAT and CAT can appear in the same room together.
  • After passing Night 8, clicking on the fourth star on the main menu will send the player to a minigame, showing the Grand Reopening of Candy's Burgers and Friends or Rat's & Cat's Theater, with CAT and RAT performing. This minigame later on hints towards third game, and was the first ever teaser of it.
  • Rat and Cat were originally costumes, and were main mascots of Rat's & Cat's Theater. They were the first generation of characters/animatronics present in the series.
    • Place existed tills year 1961, and was closed down by an unfurtunate incident presented in Night 5 minigame in the third game.
      • The incident, which was the murder of two workers by a Puppeteer, can explain later on weird and aggresive behaviour of RAT and CAT as bodies of workers died in their suits, hinting possibly towards the fact that Rat and Cat could be haunted by them.
  • CAT and RAT are both similar to Tom and Jerry, from the series of the same name.
    • Additionally, both of their names rhyme, and they do work together to get to the player.
  • When viewing CAT and RAT on the extras menu, the music will slow down and change to a low beat.
  • If the player is attacked by CAT or RAT, the Game Over screen says that Marylin was murdered by an unknown assailant, to the point where it resembles a bear attack, according to the newspaper shown. If the player is attacked by any other of the animatronics, the Game Over screen simply claims that Marylin has gone missing.
    • This means CAT and RAT are the only animatronics that will expose Marylin's corpse, after killing her.
  • Being in all capitals like CAT's name, people thought that both names were acronyms.
  • Some thought that CAT and RAT were springlock animatronics, but this has been disconfirmed by Emil Macko on Twitter.
  • He is seen in his first, unwithered version on a picture with a boy, in the trailer of
    Five Nights at Candy's 3.
    • This is the only known instance we get to see RAT unwithered in 3D form, as he doesn't appear this way in the full Five Nights at Candy's 3 game, only in pixelated form.

FNAC

Jumpscare RAT

RAT's scream.

Glitch Menu (2)

The sound when the RAT looks at the player in the Night 6 cutscene. It also happens when RAT goes up close to the player in the Extra menu.

Ambience 02

Ambience when at the door.

FNAC 2

FNAC 2 jumpscare 2

CAT's and RAT's scream.

FNAC 2 static 3

The sound when RAT is crashing the security system.

Five Nights at Candy's

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