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Direct contact with real humans, after being trapped in here for so long...
Spirit, Friday Night Funkin'

Spirit is the secondary antagonist of Week 6. He forcefully takes over for Senpai for the week's final track, Thorns.

Appearance

Spirit appears as a pixelated ghastly specter. His form takes the shape of a grotesque floating red face surrounded by a darker red aura. His face is depicted in an unsettlingly realistic fashion with an expression that displays immense pain. Spirit is rather glitchy as all of his movements are erratic and cause brief afterimages of himself to appear.

Story

To see the beginning, see the story section on Senpai.

After Senpai has been bested twice, Spirit seizes the opportunity and gruesomely bursts out of his face, causing the game's world to appear black, barren and bleak. Finally showing himself within the presence of other living people after so long, Spirit reveals some unsettling information to the two: he knows Girlfriend, he knows about her vicious father and he most definitely knows that he is not the only one to have suffered by his hands.

With the final track, Spirit plans to defeat Boyfriend and take both his and Girlfriend's bodies for himself. That way, he can finally escape the game and begin enacting revenge against Daddy Dearest. However, he's fully aware nor does he seem to care that his freedom will be at the two's expense, leaving them trapped in the game in his place.

Trivia

  • Despite being in the same week and bursting out of him, Spirit is considered to be a separate entity from Senpai: Senpai is just an AI that's part of the game's programming while Spirit is self-aware with ties to the world outside of Girlfriend's dating sim game.
    • Oddly though, they share the same vocals.
  • Spirit is the second character to appear in someone else's week with their own song. The first is Monster, who takes over for Skid and Pump in Week 2, and also Daddy Dearest and Mommy Mearest during Week 5.
  • Spirit is the second antagonist to not follow the main art style of the game, instead being portrayed in a 32-bit style. The first one is Senpai.
  • Spirit is the fifth character to not have a "danger" icon, the first being Girlfriend, the second being Daddy Dearest, the third being Senpai, the fourth being Boyfriend in Week 6.
  • Spirit is the third character that does not use a microphone, the first being Girlfriend and the second being Monster.
  • There are two specially programed effects for Spirit during Thorns to make him look ghastly. These effects apply to anyone on the antagonist side though, which is achievable by using the Debug Menu.
    • Whenever Spirit moves, such as his idle or singing animations, afterimages are created.
    • Spirit's regular idle animation is altered to look extremely fast and glitchy.
  • On a livestream, it's directly clarified that Spirit is trapped inside the video game character Senpai, but Senpai is still himself and not controlled by Spirit at all.
  • According to PhantomArcade through a Twitter post, the face seen on Spirit is supposed to be Tom Fulp's face.
  • Spirit's sprite sheet is not bundled with an xml file. Instead, it has a txt for sprites. This is because it was generated with a different program.

Dialogue in Thorns

Spirit: Direct contact with real humans, after being trapped in here for so long...

and HER of all people.

I'll make her father pay for what he's done to me and all the others....

I'll beat you and make you take my place.

You don't mind your bodies being borrowed right? It's only fair...

Gallery

View Spirit's full gallery here.


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 - Santa Claus - Background Freaks - Tankmen
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