Carlton Burke is a major character of the novel, Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes, and Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones. He is the son of Clay Burke (chief of police) and Betty Burke (district attorney) and the main character of Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet.


Carlton is Described to Have red hair and is often Portrayed in all Black.

Five Night at Freddy's Novel Series

The Silver Eyes

Carlton is part of the group of friends consisting of Charlotte, John, Jessica, Lamar, Marla and Michael Brooks. Carlton was at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza with his friends, when a man in a yellow suit (Spring Bonnie) took Michael. Due to this incident and the killing of four more children, Freddy's was forced to close. This caused the group of friends to take separate paths and move out of the city. With the exception of Carlton, who along with his family decided to stay in Hurricane.

Ten years later it is decided to commemorate the anniversary of this tragedy, making everyone come together in their hometown. Then Carlton, because he was the only one who stayed in town, tells them that it is very likely that Freddy's pizzeria is still standing, so they decide to go investigate. At one point in history, Carlton was knocked unconscious when William Afton knocked him out wearing the Spring Bonnie suit . Then he was introduced into one of the hybrid suits and was about to die. Luckily, Charlie managed to get him out of the suit.

At the end of the story, Charlie and her friends managed to get out of the restaurant after Charlie killed William Afton while he was wearing the Spring Bonnie suit. Carlton suffered a slight cerebral concussion due to the suit in which he was caught.

The Twisted Ones

After the terrible events of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, Clay and Betty decided that the best thing for Carlton was to leave the city for a while; it also seemed that the young man suffered nightmares due to the trauma he had experienced. Then Betty takes him to her sister's house. At some point, Carlton decided to go east and study acting.

The Fourth Closet

Carlton is described to be easily sexually aroused, as when look at Circus Baby (disguised as Charlie), he makes comments, revealing his crush on this fake Charlie. Also, when he is hospitalized, he asks about Fake Charlie after nearly dying when William Afton (formerly known as Dave Miller/Springtrap) Injects him with Molten Hot Remnant.


  • He is the only one of the group that stayed in Hurricane.
  • Together with William Afton, Michael Brooks and their parents, and Charlotte Emily, they are the only characters in the book whose surname is known.
HenryCharlotte EmilySammyAunt JenWilliam AftonJohnJessicaTracy HortonOfficer DunnMichael BrooksCarlton BurkeBetty BurkeClay BurkeArtyThe Missing Children
Freddy FazbearBonnie the RabbitChica the ChickenFoxy the PirateGolden Freddy
Withered FreddyWithered BonnieWithered ChicaWithered Foxy
Twisted FreddyTwisted Bonnie • Twisted Chica (Merch) • Twisted FoxyTwisted Wolf
Circus Baby (Disguise) • New FreddyMangleBaby Crawlers
SpringtrapTheodore, Stanley, and EllaHenry’s Suicide RobotLogbook ChicaMiscellaneous Animatronics