The big and lanky spider climbed down the corridor, stole your doll, and scared you like never before. Poppy Playtime’s Mommy Long Legs isn’t itsy or bitsy, and we certainly wish we could wash her away with a bit of water. In this guide, we dive into who she is, the role she plays in the story, and have a glance at her personality.
We also recommend that you read our Poppy Playtime Chapter 2 guide if you want to survive your various encounters with the nefarious spaghetti spider-thing. Mind you, you need to get past Poppy Playtime’s Huggy Wuggy in Poppy Playtime Chapter 1, and who knows what other terrifying Poppy Playtime characters (such as Poppy Playtime’s Bron, Poppy Playtime’s Boxy Boo, Poppy Playtime’s DogDay) await you the Poppy Playtime player in future installments.
Anyway, onto everything you need to know about Poppy Playtime’s Mommy Long Legs.
Who is Poppy Playtime’s Mommy Long Legs?
Mommy Long Legs is the primary antagonist of Poppy Playtime Chapter 2. Your early impressions of her might be that she’s not the caring maternal figure she should be when she steals your doll (Poppy Playtime’s Poppy) and forces you to take part in games that could kill you. Actually, now that I think about it, my mum took games away from me and made me go outside, and to me, that was like hell, so maybe Mommy Long Legs is nailing it after all.
Just like the other toys in the Playtime Co factory, Mommy Long Legs is subjected to heinous experiments, and it’s fair to say that she’s holding a bit of a grudge. There’s nothing like a woman scorned, aye?
There’s good reason to believe that Mommy Long Legs, in a similar manner to CatNap, encountered the Prototype around the time of the hour of joy, which makes her a prime candidate for one of the toys that participated in the massacre in 1995. Mommy Long Legs is also the one to work with Huggy Wuggy and Boxy Boo to put a stop the Resource Extraction Specialists that want to continue the Bigger Bodies Initiative (the same program responsible for Mommy, Huggy, Boxy, and countless others).
After some time, it’s clear there’s some sort of disagreement between Mommy Long Legs and the Prototype as she parts ways with him, finding a home for herself in the game station. In the years following the massacre, Mommy Long Legs likely survived in the abandoned factory by eating the smaller experiments. It’s a toy-eat-toy world out there.
Marie Payne’s background
Before she’s Mommy Long Legs, she’s Marie Payne, a poor orphan living in Playcare. An incident in 1988 or 1989 indicates that she suffered a nervous breakdown following a nightmare after lights out, which the staff attributed to her being bullied. But if we take a closer look, Marie is one of the orphans subjected to Poppy Playtime CatNap’s gas during the hour of joy, which is more likely to be what caused her night terrors.
Regardless, a couple of years later, in 1991, she became Experiment 1222, turning into Mommy Long Legs. There’s a good chance that the staff select Marie for the experiment to put a stop to her breakdowns and nightmares. Whatever the reason, it’s a clear lapse in judgement as Mommy Long Legs is one of the main toys to take part in the infamous massacre.
What is Poppy Playtime Mommy Long Legs’ role in the story?
As the primary antagonist of Chapter 2, Mommy Long Legs has just one purpose, to make your life miserable and short. These games she wants you to take part in aren’t fun and most certainly are meant to kill you. She takes Poppy near the beginning of the chapter, and that’s when all hell breaks loose, as you need to get the train working in the games room to get out and can only do so with the train code, and surprise, surprise, spaghetti lady knows what it is.
After you successfully complete the first two games, you get two parts of the train code. The third game is absolutely meant to kill you, as the way to escape Poppy Playtime’s PJ Pug-a-Pillar is blocked off, but you still find a way to escape, Mommy Long Legs kinda loses the plot and insists you’re a cheat. We all know a sore loser, and she’s the sorest of them all. Naturally, this leads to a game of cat and mouse as she tries her hardest to catch and kill you.
Poppy Playtime Mommy Long Legs’ personality
Mommy Long Legs does have motherly instincts and is kind and caring towards children, to the extent that the staff at Playtime Co would feel more comfortable with kids around as the toy is less likely to lash out and be hostile in the presence of children. However, make no mistake, she is vicious, vindictive, furious, and violent, and while Mommy Long Legs used to protect her other toys, she’s not above killing them these days.
The mini Wuggys and Bunzo Bunny are a testament to that, as she kills them for failing to kill you. It’s actually pretty horrible. Though they try to kill you, it’s hard not to feel a little bit bad for them when you can hear them scream a few minutes after you leave the room, and should you return, you see their dead bodies in Mommy Long Legs web. So, from that, it’s clear that she doesn’t tolerate failure. What a pushy mom.
Poppy Playtime Mommy Long Legs’ appearances
Poppy Playtime Chapter 2 is Mommy Long Legs’ main appearance, and given she meets her end, it’s unlikely that she’s going to reappear again, well, in a meaningful way, as you’ll soon read. However, a claw drags away her dead body, so perhaps her corpse is set to show up when the mysterious prototype finally does. Who knows, she might even appear in the Poppy Playtime movie.
Is Mommy Long Legs in Poppy Playtime Chapter 3?
Yes, Mommy Long Legs does appear in Poppy Playtime Chapter 3, though not in the way you might expect, and no, not just in the way we suspected with our Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 theories. Her actual appearance in Chapter 3 is very brief, but she’s part of The Hour of Joy video, in which you can see her kill various members of staff in the Game Station.
Technically, if you look closely, her limb is present in the tribute statue to the Prototype that CatNap created, so who knows, the rest of her might be part of the real Experiment 1006, something she evidently didn’t want if her cries at the end of Chapter 2 are anything to go by.
There you have it, everything you need to know about Poppy Playtime’s Mommy Long Legs. To keep the scary times rolling, you can check out our horror games list, as well as our FNAF characters, FNAF movie, Poppy Playtime Boogie Bot, FNAF Foxy, FNAF Vanessa, FNAF Puppet, FNAF Freddy, FNAF Roxy, FNAF Bonnie, and FNAF Chica guides. Or, if you’re after a potential ally in the hellhole that’s the Playtime Co factory, our Poppy Playtime Kissy Missy guide is the place to be.