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Would you be fine with Springtrap in DBD?

SemimaticSemimatic Member Posts: 148
edited March 20 in Polls

If I were asked awhile ago, I would say no to the idea. However, now with FNaF going in a much mature setting and it not relying on cheap jumpscare tactics anymore, I would be fine with this once the new game this Summer comes out.

I mean, the latest project has a ton of popularity and impeccable reviews on Steam. I believe he's working with the same company who made this for their next game, which involves a literal cult and such. I'm not too knowledgeable so correct me if I'm wrong. I'm pretty sure the creator is known to be lenient with licensing and I think he'd be fine with changing up the designs a bit as well.

(Here's the other reference image, it wouldn't let me post an image of it: https://www.deviantart.com/misterfab1970/art/Stylistic-Springtrap-Render-686826438)

Would you be fine with Springtrap in DBD? 201 votes

Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.
59%
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No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.
40%
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  • Seiko300Seiko300 Member Posts: 1,353
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    When people answered the question "Which animatronic would you want from fnaf" and the general consensus was (despite people not particularly being a fan of the idea) that when pressed to choose an option people chose springtrap, that doesn't mean people actually want him in the game (although some really like fnaf but I feel that's more bias due to being a fan rather than objectively thinking who would fit in the grand scheme of licensed characters).

    Basically, it's a lesser of two evils type of situation. The withered, rotted, decayed aesthetic of Springtrap would be the best option out of all the animatronics, like fuzzy original ones from the first game or the exaggerated nightmare ones (that technically don't exist from what I know about fnaf lore) from the fourth. But that doesn't necessarily translate to being an actual good option. Just the least-bad option if that's an easier way to think about it.

    At the end of the day, I won't lie the mystery behind Fnaf have captivated a large fanbase and I won't lie it's a decent horror story if you look into it. I just don't think it's fit for Dead By Daylight and regardless of how "large" (which is a subjective term dependent on context) the Fnaf fanbase is it pales when compared to the recognizability of the characters Dead By Daylight has been seeking out thus far. Legendary characters like Myers, Freddy, Ghostface, Leatherface, etc. and there are still a few equally legendary characters out there like Pennywise, Pinhead, Chucky, the Xenomorph from Alien, The Thing, hell even the Predator.

    I would be very disappointed if one of the animatronics from Fnaf took away time, resources, and energy away from the devs if they had the opportunity / chance to pursue and bring to life one of the characters mentioned in the list above. When all or most of those characters have found their way into the fog years down the line and DBD might look into seeking out lesser known licenses or characters from other video games? Maybe, until then it's a hard pass.

    And ngl even the original chapters put up serious competition toward a character like springtrap. I would take the Deathslinger 10/10 times over any of the animatronics even the "least-bad option"

  • DeadbyDeathGardenDeadbyDeathGarden Member Posts: 112
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    He'd be a copy of Legion as Springtrap is purple guy, a murderer with a knife. He'd be running around with his knife. Maybe he'd be able to hide in lockers with like a Head on effect? Also, people were asked if a FNAF animatronic was put in DBD, which one, not "Do you want FNAF in DBD."

  • SemimaticSemimatic Member Posts: 148
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    The "Purple Man" would not be the one considering adding. Springtrap would be it if you refer to the images, so it's not someone running around with a knife. Not discrediting your opinion, but I'm making sure the right question gets across!

  • DeadbyDeathGardenDeadbyDeathGarden Member Posts: 112
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    But Springtrap in FNAF is the Purple Guy. During FNAF 3, Purple Guy, or his actual name, William Afton, jumps into a Springlocked suit to avoid the ghosts of the kids he murdered. He moistens the locks and they spring, trapping him inside, making the suit a "Springtrap." In FNAF 3 you can see his organs in the suit during his jumpscare and him appearing in the hallway. Not to sound harsh but some research would do you well as your skills in arguing/debating is good and having the correct information will help you sway the right people.

  • DeadbyDeathGardenDeadbyDeathGarden Member Posts: 112
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    This is an awesome marketing image. I'd say this was real if I was none the wiser to this post.

  • SemimaticSemimatic Member Posts: 148
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    Thanks @DeadbyDeathGarden, I actually made it and posted it on the Reddit! It got a ton of positive reception, hence why I made this poll.

  • DeadbyDeathGardenDeadbyDeathGarden Member Posts: 112
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    Good image but imo, Idea that's been put up alot before

  • coffeebot99coffeebot99 Member Posts: 8
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    I say yes because the mori could be sick and same with abilitys and perks mabey he could be a stealth killer because he would be bulky and u have a different idea for survivor it could be a older crying child

  • WRussoWWRussoW Member Posts: 715
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    I can't believe nearly the 50% of the community has voted "yes".

  • BirdFloxBirdFlox Member Posts: 21
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    yes, i do think that springtrap could work. he has a design that's not too hard to fit into dbd (especially if it's tweaked a bit) and there have been very cool killer concepts on the dbd subreddit for him. having an animatronic killer would make for some cool variation, but it's also not strange enough to be too far out there, as there is still a human corpse inside. i doubt it'll ever happen, but there's a movie planned, so who knows.

  • SemimaticSemimatic Member Posts: 148
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    Looking back on this, I truly think this comes down to if the character is executed well. As someone who has been part of both of these franchises for multiple years, I know that each has grown and FNaF is no exception.

    FNaF fell into a pot with young kids obsessing with thriller/mild horror indie games, and at this point and time, seems to have gotten out of that pot. Though the younger audience may still remain, it is definitely a minority. The majority seems to be teenagers and older, and though that may not be reassuring, look at the Stranger Things chapter. It's specifically aimed for teens and up as well (TV-14) and well, a ton of teenagers and up watch it. That doesn't mean that some younger kids don't watch it, but that is a minority of people who watch it similar to FNaF.

    A concept of this I came up with on Reddit got around 1.5k upvotes and rewards for Springtrap as a character, and it made me notice that it's not the character itself that's bad, but the fear of the execution and younger parts of the fanbase that may follow. Nobody wants some goofy unfitting animatronic moving through the Entity's realm, but it can fit well if it's retextured and slightly redesigned. Furthermore, the Demogorgon doesn't fit that well either, but it still works.

    I think that a character like Springtrap would work well and play on many fears as well, as @BirdFlox said, it's unique but not too out there. A clanking abomination of a rotting corpse and metal would be terrifying to hear across the match and to see and hear approach.

    TLDR: A FNaF x DBD (specifically Springtrap) crossover could totally work if it was executed well.

  • Epicu2Epicu2 Member Posts: 46
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE SPRINGTRAP

    but I would be fine with him in the game though.

  • MegMain98MegMain98 Member Posts: 2,573
    edited June 4
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    I agree. I just wanna see something refreshing. That’s why I loved the Demogorgon, because it’s completely different that all the other killers. The entire roster are just humans. I wanna see some beasts, monsters, creatures, robots, etc...

    But as you said...it would have to be executed well.

  • LordRegalLordRegal Member Posts: 1,133
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    For me, the FNAF lineup works because they're based around jumpscares. FNAF in general relies on the atmosphere to prep you for the jumpscare, and then the jumpscare. DbD doesn't have that atmosphere, so I just really feel like they'd be out of place. And if I see an animatronic strolling around at 4.6 m/s, then it's not like I can be jumpscared by it at that point...

  • NekoGamerXNekoGamerX Member Posts: 3,275
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    i said yes love the franchise think the dev could make it work.

  • AwesomeBird707AwesomeBird707 Member Posts: 4
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    I think that Springtrap has a great potential for DBD. Also the thought of being able to hunt down survivors as my favorite horror character thrills me. Even if he didn't come with his own chapter, I would simply enjoy getting the opportunity to play as him. I also think it would spice things up for the killers and make more variety for mostly human killers.

  • ShrekTheThird69ShrekTheThird69 Member Posts: 323
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    At this point it couldn't hurt to add him

  • blue4zionblue4zion Member Posts: 1,478
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    It's horror. Horror that is well known, and there's always mixed feelings on the licenses. Not impossible honestly.

  • AwesomeBird707AwesomeBird707 Member Posts: 4
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    Hey Semimatic, maybe you should try reaching out to some DBD streamers to build popularity for this poll. I'm sure many of them would love to see this become a reality.

  • DetailedDetrimentDetailedDetriment Member Posts: 1,779
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    Anytime someone mentions FNAF coming to DBD, I ask myself what is going on in their mind. It would be such an unoriginal and boring idea.

  • TotemsCleanserTotemsCleanser Member Posts: 266
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    Man I hope they bring him into the game at some point. With the Robbie the Rabbit Legion skins, there's no excuse not to tbh. Springtrap is way spookier than those.

  • ChaosJackChaosJack Member Posts: 1
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    I wanna him to use his jaw to bite the survivor for a basic attack instead of a knife.

  • MrPenguinMrPenguin Member Posts: 537
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    I don't particularly want him, but I'd be fine if he got put in.

  • GommwaffelGommwaffel Member Posts: 1
    edited September 6
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    I would be OK with him, because it would be interesting how he looks like in DBD, besides he doesn't needs a knife, maybe something else or not be like the legion.

  • EnderloganYTEnderloganYT Member Posts: 561
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    all comes down to execution, but he currently is number 2 on my wanted list (No. 1 is Jason)

    as long as they do him justice he'd be great.

    now to cover some common arguments

    "FNaFs a kids game" well yes and no. the fanbase used to be made up of a lot of children (and there still are some) but that has gone down. even then, the games themselves are not for kids (anymore, yeah the first couple were pretty much for kids). example: Help Wanted. young kids should not be playing vr, let alone a horror game in VR (plus it's actually pretty scary at times, I highly recommend it). and may I remind you the entire franchise is built off of child murder?

    "He wouldn't fit" he is the rotten corpse of a child murderer who died from springlock failures (or in other words, having various robot parts quickly and brutally being impaled into the body of whoever is inside, which causes a painful and slow death) because the ghosts of the children he killed haunted him which made him put on the suit with said springlocks to try and defend himself, only for it to kill him. then 30 years later he is reanimated as springtrap. that's much more complex than say trappers backstory (not counting archives) whos basically "daddys boy kills some guys before getting yoinked by spider god". lore wise he's perfect for the job (as for appearance wise, look at his fnaf AR model. yeah that'd fit.)

  • KagatoKagato Member Posts: 24
    Yes, Springtrap would be fine in DBD.

    There's no reason to believe a FNAF character couldn't work in DBD outside of bias against the series. I'm pretty certain the devs are creative enough to figure out how to make it work.

    Personally, I'd have simply chosen Freddy Fazbear himself, but considering Springtrap is the actual FNAF killer lore-wise, I'd be fine with him. I like the idea someone came up with earlier about being able to hide in lockers to make use of the "Jumpscare" mechanic.

    I would love to see a FNAF chapter. Pyramid Head opened the door to licensed killers from video games after all.

  • sad_killer_mainsad_killer_main Member Posts: 517
    No, Springtrap would not work in DBD.

    No fnaf plsss

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