What happens if you stay on the monitor the whole time in Five Nights at Freddy's? Do you run out of power, do the animatronics pull the tablet away from your face, or does time just not pass?

Short answer: You die.

I tested night 5, and immediately starting looking on the monitor. You see the three animatronics, after a few seconds the view gets disturbed, and when you can look again, one is missing. This happens to all of them eventually.

And then at 78% power(!) Bonnie came and ripped my monitor away and I died. The game just continues when you are watching the monitor. Nothing really special.

I tested night 1 twice (the same thing happens):

  • Foxy doesn't come out of it's hole in night one, so he can't disturb you.
  • Nothing happens until ~45% (3 AM), then Bonnie disappears (after the "view disturbed" screen), at 39%, Chica disappears too. Sometimes, there are hallucinations with "it's me!" arround that time too.
  • Then the power ran out and I hadn't enough time.

It's impossible to beat because you run out of power just after 5 AM, because you use your camera all the time thereby doubling the power usage, so you die no matter what.

If you move your monitor away at <20%, you'll die. That's how Chica and Bonnie work. When you move your monitor away, they attack you.

  • What do you mean by <20%? So when the power lowers down to <20% you have to close all doors, and look at the monitor the whole time? – 54D Nov 14 '14 at 15:03
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    @ArceusMaster0493 I mean that if you'll move the camera away, it's very very likely that you will be killed. – joppiesaus Nov 14 '14 at 17:07

If you stay on it the whole time you will run out of power and freddy will make you lose

I just did this on night five, and it was very strange! Nothing happened for the longest time, and then I started to hear a sort of moaning/cooing sound, quite high pitched, and it almost sounded like it was saying "hello" or "I'm here." It didn't matter what camera I was on, I kept hearing this. Then all of a sudden Chica pulled me away from the monitor and killed me. I don't know whether this is just with hind sight, but the sounds I was hearing did sound a bit like a chicken, so it made sense.

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