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Boyfriend is the protagonist of Friday Night Funkin'. He is on a mission to gain approval to date his 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.


Boyfriend is a young, light-skinned man with cyan hair. He wears a white t-shirt with a red prohibition sign on it, blue baggy pants, red sneakers and a backwards red and blue cap. He holds a microphone in his right hand while keeping his left hand in his pocket.

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 32-bit style.


  • ninjamuffin99, PhantomArcade and Kawai Sprite have all stated that Boyfriend's name is simply Boyfriend.
    • An official t-shirt created in collaboration with PKettles and Shark Robot refers to him as Boyfriend.
      • Additionally, there are currently two opening lines in the intro sequence that de-confirms two names: "His name isn't Evan, silly TikTok" and "His name isn't Keith, dumb eggy lol."
        • ninjamuffin99 has made a Tiktok pleading with people to stop calling him Keith, saying "His name, his name isn't Keith, it's not Keith. I'm, I'm sick of seeing everyone calling him Keith." He has also confirmed his name to be Boyfriend on Reddit.
          • The lyrics "boil 'lil boyfriend," in Winter Horrorland refer to Boyfriend by name.
  • ninjamuffin99, the game's programmer, has been intentionally confusing the community by spouting out random names on his Twitter and TikTok accounts. There has been several attempts to figure out his name (names in bold have been de-confirmed), including:
    • Keith (on Twitter, has been confirmed several times to not be his name).
    • Evan (on TikTok, based on misheard lyrics in the unused track Monster).
    • Luis (in a Twitter post).
    • Jack (on TikTok).
    • Boyfriend (Confirmed)
  • Boyfriend has the most unused animations in the game.
  • Boyfriend's vocaloid-sounding vocals were provided by Kawai Sprite, the game's composer.
  • Boyfriend makes a cameo appearance in Sr Pelo's animation "Spooky Month - Unwanted Guest" as a plushie. The "Spooky Month" series is also where the characters Skid and Pump originate from.
  • Bopeebo and Tutorial are currently the only songs to use the Boyfriend's V-sign pose during gameplay.
  • Boyfriend lacks a "danger" icon in Week 6.
  • 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's hair is not dyed and is naturally cyan. This conflicts with what Tankman says once when boyfriend dies. "Maybe your shitty blue hair die got in your eyes"
  • Boyfriend is canonically 19 years old.
  • A popular headcanon within the FNF community 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 has stated that this was a joke, but later changed his mind and claimed it was canon.
    • ninjamuffin99 has confirmed that Pico and Boyfriend are exes on Reddit, Twitter and Twitch several times.
      • This also means that Boyfriend is bisexual.
        • On the 1st of April, 2021, Tom Fulp updated the original Pico's School game for April Fool's day, ending with Pico revealing to Casandra that he and Boyfriend are a couple and everyone at his school accepts them. The day after, this version would be released as separate game set in an alternate timeline called "Pico's School: Love Conquers All."
  • Boyfriend is canonically so reckless and overconfident that he's essentially fearless.
    • PhantomArcade also clarifies that, just like Girlfriend, Boyfriend is far too dumb to be afraid of a lot of things.
  • Boyfriend loves pepperoni pizza from Dominos.
    • Boyfriend also loves donuts the most out of any character in the game.
  • Boyfriend appears to be afraid of lightning, much like Girlfriend, as shown in Week 2. Whenever lightning strikes, Boyfriend will briefly wince and shudder.
  • ninjamuffin99 has stated that Boyfriend's voice is not any sort of language, but just random sounds he makes.
  • Not much is known about Boyfriend's parents. The only information released about them is that they work in accounting.
  • Ritz is confirmed to be Boyfriend's brother, described by ninjamuffin99 as a Stuart Little situation.