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Boyfriend, Friday Night Funkin'

Boyfriend is the main protagonist of Friday Night Funkin'. He is on a mission to gain approval to date Girlfriend, but must sing off against her evil ex-rockstar father, Daddy Dearest, as well as the many other characters that stand in his way.

Appearance

Boyfriend is a young, light-skinned man with spiky cyan hair. He wears a white T-shirt with a red prohibition sign, baggy blue pants, red sneakers with white shoelaces and a backward red cap with a dark blue brim. He holds a microphone in his right hand while keeping his left hand in his pocket.

During Week 4, his hair gets blown around as a result of standing on a moving car.

During Week 5, he wears a red parka, light blue pants and brown snow boots.

During Week 6, his regular appearance is rendered in a pixel art style.

During the last track of Week 7, he holds Girlfriend up by the waist with his left hand.

Personality

Boyfriend is portrayed as a young, overzealous rapper with a love for music, donuts and his girlfriend, Girlfriend. He loves to sing and show off his skills, resulting in his confident and cocky character. He is very determined and persistent on reaching his goals and won't let anyone get in the way of his success, even when threatened with death. He is also very stupid, which when mixed with his overconfidence, results in him being essentially fearless. This is shown during Monster, where he does not appear afraid despite Monster's constant threatening toward him and Girlfriend.

Boyfriend is implied to be clingy, as he is never seen without Girlfriend by his side. He prefers to avoid talking to people as well, as he makes beeping sounds instead of communicating conventionally with strangers, although he does talk normally to those he is close with.

Trivia

  • According to PhantomArcade in a Tweet, one of the core inspirations for Friday Night Funkin' is the 1981 anime adaptation of the manga Urusei Yatsura. Boyfriend is based on the series' main character Ataru Moroboshi, who has a powerful girlfriend named Lum Invader, whom Girlfriend is based on in turn.
  • ninjamuffin99, PhantomArcade and Kawai Sprite have all stated that Boyfriend's name is simply Boyfriend.
  • Boyfriend is his only canonical and official name. However, ninjamuffin99 has intentionally confused the Friday Night Funkin' fandom by spouting out random names on his Twitter and TikTok accounts. There have been several attempts to figure out his name (names in bold have been disconfirmed), including:
    • Keith (on TikTok, has been stated several times to not be his name).
    • Evan (on TikTok, based on misheard lyrics from the song Monster).
    • Luis (on Twitter, named after Luis).
    • Cam (on Twitter, based on ninjamuffin99's real name, Cameron. It was commonly used after becoming the first result when searching for Boyfriend's name on Google).
    • Jack (on TikTok, not disconfirmed so far).
  • Boyfriend has notably never been seen without his cap.
  • Boyfriend originally had hot pink hair instead of cyan blue, revealed in early concept sketches of Boyfriend released by PhantomArcade.
    • Additionally, his shoelaces were originally blue instead of white.
  • Boyfriend has the most unused animations out of any character in the game.
  • While Boyfriend's singing voice is provided by Kawai Sprite, the game's composer, Boyfriend's groan after losing a battle is provided by PhantomArcade, the game's main artist and animator.
    • PhantomArcade also confirmed that he will be voicing more sound effects for Boyfriend. Additionally, he stated that Boyfriend's canon voice will probably end up being the one used in Fresh (Boyfriend Remix).
  • Boyfriend makes a cameo appearance in Sr Pelo's animation "Spooky Month - Unwanted Guest" as a background plushie. The Spooky Month series is also where Skid and Pump originate from.
  • At the end of most of his turns in Bopeebo and later his first two turns in Tutorial after the 0.2.8 update, Boyfriend will briefly strike a V-sign pose. In the Ludum Dare prototype, this sprite was originally used to fix a bug where Boyfriend would be stuck with the last animation he was in. Although the bug was fixed in the Newgrounds release of the game, the animation was still kept in.
    • Boyfriend has a Week 4, Week 5 and Week 6 variant of his V-sign pose, although they all went unused.
    • Like Girlfriend, Boyfriend is afraid of lightning, as shown in Week 2. Whenever lightning strikes, Boyfriend will briefly wince and shudder.
  • Boyfriend's original icons in the Ludum Dare prototype and older versions of the Newgrounds demo consisted of a small yellow circle with a yellow cap and blue eyes. In the Week 4 update, his icons were replaced with a blue mouthless face that more closely resembles Boyfriend. Pressing "9" during any track will cause Boyfriend's new icons to be replaced with his old ones again.
  • There is a 1 in 1000 chance for the pause menu or Game Over screen of Friday Night Funkin' to change to resemble that of Gitaroo Man, in which Boyfriend's head (drawn by Wandaboy) will appear over a message saying "Replay this game?".
  • Boyfriend's head appears in Roblox as a purchasable hat accessory for the player's avatar.
  • ninjamuffin99 and PhantomArcade have revealed many facts about Boyfriend on different forms of social media, mostly Reddit and Twitter:
    • The reason why Boyfriend and Girlfriend began dating is not because of their names, but because they thought that they were cute.
    • Boyfriend knows a lot of fingerboard tricks, and it's one of the reasons he won Girlfriend's heart.
    • Boyfriend's favorite Newgrounds game is Newgrounds Rumble.
    • Boyfriend loves pepperoni pizza from Domino's.
    • Boyfriend loves donuts the most out of any character in the game.
    • Boyfriend likes Brisk iced tea and milk.
    • Boyfriend likes to listen to Kanye West music.
    • Boyfriend's beeping noises are not a language, but just random sounds he makes.
    • Boyfriend's favorite animal is a Hominid, not realizing that a Hominid isn't an actual animal.
    • Not much is known about Boyfriend's parents. The only information known about them is that they work in accounting.
      • Boyfriend's parents got him into a public college, paying the entry fees only for him to stop showing up. This subsequently led to him dropping out. During his time at the college, he preferred to read comics all day in the library instead.
    • Boyfriend's hair is not dyed and is naturally cyan blue.
      • One of Tankman's Game Over quotes pokes fun at this fact, as he questions (and mocks) the nature of his hair color, stating, "I guess your shitty blue hair dye got in your eyes. It's okay, it happens to all of us."
        • PhantomArcade stated that "Tankman claims his hair is dyed to be a condescending asshole, in reality[,] it's naturally blue."
    • Boyfriend appears very small for his age because he is drawn in a chibi style.
      • In the Game Over screen, he is revealed to be slouching his knees, adding to his small appearance.
        • Even when he isn't slouching and when Girlfriend isn't wearing her heels, she is still taller than him.
          • Though his chibi-styled appearance may suggest otherwise, Boyfriend is a powerful and capable fighter.
            • A Reddit comment by PhantomArcade implies that Boyfriend and Girlfriend appear very short as a symbol of their innocence.
    • Boyfriend is neurodivergent, as he has ADHD and is autistic, confirmed by PhantomArcade during a live stream.
    • Ritz The Rat was confirmed to be Boyfriend's brother, described by ninjamuffin99 as a Stuart Little situation.
    • Boyfriend and Girlfriend cannot be hypnotized or mind-controlled into not loving each other.
    • Boyfriend has a monetized YouTube channel on which he uploads 3D videos of sex in Roblox. Despite the videos being age-restricted, he makes money from the videos based on the views and CPM and uses the money to buy cigarettes, implying that he likes to smoke.
    • Boyfriend likes to go to a Brazilian wax factory that costs exactly 1 dollar. Although they do an awful job and painfully rip all of his pubes off, it's really cheap and he has fun each time he does it.
    • Boyfriend has a dog who lives at his parents' house, with his mom taking care of the dog.
  • A popular headcanon within the FNF fandom was that Pico is Boyfriend's ex. This headcanon gathered so much traction that Tom Fulp, the creator of Pico, Tweeted jokingly that "this is official Pico 2 canon," leading people to believe that it was true. ninjamuffin99 initially said that this was a joke, but later changed his mind and confirmed it was canon.
    • ninjamuffin99 and PhantomArcade have confirmed that Pico and Boyfriend are exes on Reddit, Twitter and Twitch several times.
      • ninjamuffin99 has also confirmed on Twitter that Boyfriend is bisexual.
        • On the 1st of April, 2021, Tom Fulp updated the original Pico's School game for April Fools' Day, ending with Pico revealing to Cassandra that he and Boyfriend are a couple and everyone at his school accepts them. The day after, this version would be released as a separate game set in an alternate timeline called Pico's School: Love Conquers All.
          • According to ninjamuffin99, the reasoning behind Pico and Boyfriend's breaking up is "complicated."
  • It has been noted that Boyfriend's attire, from his red prohibition sign T-shirt, blue pants, and red and white shoes, is strikingly similar to that of a character from a 2009 Flash animation by Newgrounds user Zarla around the 1:52 mark.

Gallery

View Boyfriend's full gallery here.

Notes

  1. In a Tweet made in December 2020 by PhantomArcade, Boyfriend and Girlfriend were stated to be 19 years old. In a Tweet made in February 2021 by PhantomArcade, the two characters were stated to be 20 years old. It is unclear if PhantomArcade was confused in the later Tweet, if the two being 19 years old was retconned, or if Boyfriend and Girlfriend have no specific age and only a range. However, in a live stream PhantomArcade did in April 2022, he stated that Boyfriend and Girlfriend are 19 again. As the two have been stated to be 19 more often than not, the one instance of them being stated to be 20 may have been a mistake.
Characters
Main Characters Boyfriend - Girlfriend
Antagonists Daddy Dearest - Skid and Pump - Monster - Pico - Mommy Mearest - Senpai - Spirit - Tankman
Upcoming Cassette Girl - Hank J. Wimbleton - Ritz The Rat - Cassandra
Scrapped or Unused Lucky Boy
Background Characters Henchmen - Mall Santa - Background Freaks - Tankmen
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