Fred Bonaparte is a direct descendant of French general Napoleon Bonaparte, and a resident at Thorney Towers Home for the Disturbed in Psychonauts. In his mind, he is locked in a battle over control of his body with Napoleon. Having lost so many times, he had given up all hope of ever recovering his sanity when Razputin came to give him a hand. André Sogliuzzo voices him.
Fred was once chief orderly at the Asylum. He took an interest in the withdrawn inmate Crispin Whytehead, making it his mission to get Crispin to communicate with other people. He decided to use play therapy to do so, using a board game known as Waterloo-O. The therapy seemed to work all too well, however; while it did allow Crispin to come out of his shell, he proved to be devastatingly good at the game. Fred lost a humiliating 27 times in a row, causing the genetic memory of his ancestor Napoleon Bonaparte (who was sick of seeing his descendant lose to a "feeble-minded invalid") to awaken inside him and take control. From then on, Fred was forced to play the same board game again and again until he could win against Napoleon and prove himself at least a bit worthy of the family name after all.
Fred is a rather tall, lanky person at first glance. He’s trapped in a brown and white straight jacket that keeps both arms at his side. He has a single cup mounted on each shoulder, (Left is a blue mug, right is a pink teacup) both made to mimic shoulder pads. Along with the cups is a big pine green hat atop his head with a yellowish trim around the edges, made to look like Napoleon’s famous hat. A single flower pot is embedded into the top-right of the hat with a single, bright red rose growing out, mimicking a feather. Fred also sports two towels on his back. (Left orange, right pink.) Both put together to look like a cape. And to top it off, he wears long, pale green pants decorated with lines of dirt starting from the bottom, heading upwards and ending halfway. He also wears two mismatched flipflops with white socks, left red, right green.
When Razputin enters the Asylum's lower floors, he immediately hears Fred shouting about losing his battle, and Crispin telling him to be quiet. He quickly learns Fred believes himself to be Napoleon, and decides to help him out of his delusions.
With Razputin's help, Napoleon is defeated, leaving Fred sane once more. Razputin helps him out of the straitjacket that bound his arms for so long, and he vows to go and strangle Crispin for what he put him through. But not before taking a refreshing nap, without ancestors to bother him.
Later on, when Raz uses the elevator to get up to the upper floors of the Asylum, Fred confronts Crispin and chases him out of the room (it is unknown if any strangling or violence actually took place). Fred regains his position as Chief Orderly after the absence of Whytehead. If Razputin later returns to the Lower Floors, Fred will be back where he was before, playing his makeshift board game, but this time because he finds it fun and wants to "run a few new strategies through his head." He also seems to have permanently inherited Napoleon's proud, upright way of walking.
Right before the destruction of the Asylum, Fred jumps out of a window to his freedom, and meets up with the other inmates who cease their escape when being spotted by Fred who is orderly once again. He tells everyone that the asylum is closed and that they can go home. His comment to Boyd triggers a reaction, making him throw his Molotov milk bottle into the courtyard and wrecking Thorney Towers in a fiery explosion.
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- (When confused) "I like war! War is fun! Victory is important to me!"
- Fred's voice actor, André Sogliuzzo, also voiced Napoleon Bonaparte.
- If Razputin uses Clairvoyance on Fred, he sees Raz as a Napoleonic general.
- Fred has really small arms, possibly even the size of Raz's own arms. However, in his level's Memory Vaults, Fred's arms appear much longer. They might have atrophied and shrunk after being in a straitjacket for so long, or his memories of the events might be slightly subjective.
- Fred seems to be the only one to know he is not completely sane.a
- Fred mentions to Raz that he majored in calligraphy in college.
- It is possible that, while the habit of losing helped along the way, the rich Psitanium deposit in the valley is what drove him into his psychosis.