Game Theory: Did Reddit Just SOLVE FNAF?


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You may be thinking, "Hey MatPat, don't we already know everything about Crying Child?" No, Theorists, we do NOT and you proved it! "Crying Child" is what we've referred to the victim of the Bite of '83 as since the beginning but that child has a name! A name I have figured out! This is one of the oldest mysteries of the franchise and I am sure that we've cracked it wide open! Theorists, no FNAF mystery will go unsolved as long as I am on the case.
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  • EvanTubeGaming
    EvanTubeGamingPřed 16 dny

    guess im the crying child guys

  • Evan Thompson

    Evan Thompson

    Před 7 hodinami

    No I am he crying child

  • J night

    J night

    Před 4 dny


  • Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat

    Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat

    Před 15 dny

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  • Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A

    Před 15 dny

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

    Před 15 dny

    if anyone remembered the bite of 83 FAN animation they didnt contain the voice lines of the accual fnaf actors also they didnt sound british

  • Iceaillfrit
    IceaillfritPřed 9 minutami

    vanoss gaming is crying child confirmed

  • Nathaniel YT
    Nathaniel YTPřed 26 minutami

    VanossGaming Will Be Shocked

  • Grandpa Mo
    Grandpa MoPřed hodinou

    I’ve only ever played fnaf 4 yet I’m so invested in these and not not to mention I can’t get past night 1 and it was a demo version

  • mob
    mobPřed hodinou

    even if the "n" in "evan" is out of place, the name "eva" is also a male name in some cases.

  • Levitating Eternity
    Levitating EternityPřed 2 hodinami

    Matt, you could be a full time voice actor- The intro was so good XD

    ALISHA RAMDURGKARPřed 2 hodinami


  • Warcrime Klee

    Warcrime Klee

    Před 43 minutami

    No thats a fanmade name

  • greensteib
    greensteibPřed 2 hodinami

    a little unrelated, but I had question/theory that I couldn't find any info on (I might have missed something) what was ennard before the mix of animatronics? we know he got the face plates from the primary control module, but why would there be a working animatronic face plate if it wasn't meant to be on an animatronic? who's face was that? they were probably (obviously) an animatronic meant for circus baby's pizza world. I've been in and out of the fandom for a while so I could have missed some discussion about this already or could really just be completely wrong in thinking it could belong yo another animatronic. but I thought it would be fun to bring up or maybe I could get pointed in the right direction if I missed something lol

  • Johnny P
    Johnny PPřed 3 hodinami

    Magic Friend Fredbear is the crying child remembering all that’s happened to him and making a promise to himself

  • Akiya Santos
    Akiya SantosPřed 4 hodinami

    Year 3031:still cant solve fnaf!wait til scot cawton dies and reveal his real fnaf lore!!

  • luawidi
    luawidiPřed 4 hodinami

    Right now book 7 just released.

  • luawidi


    Před 4 hodinami

    I think he’s gonna do a theory on it

  • JynXgt23
    JynXgt23Před 4 hodinami

    It's march... the book is out... HELLO?!💀

  • jackdude
    jackdudePřed 5 hodinami

    I finally watched the whole playlist time to wait for the next theory

  • Lian
    LianPřed 6 hodinami

    Can you do brawl star theories??

  • Cliché Artist
    Cliché ArtistPřed 6 hodinami

    I know this is random but I had a thought *what motive did purple guy have to kill kids?* is he just insane or is he an *undiagnosed victim?* does he have like a mental disorder? does he have ASPD? was it really his fault or do this children spirts not understand? *PLEASE make a theory on this!*

  • Warcrime Klee

    Warcrime Klee

    Před 43 minutami

    He was probably born a psychopath

  • prince glitch
    prince glitchPřed 6 hodinami

    Ummmm matt do you have a explanation for the disney movie called SISTER LOCATION?!

  • Trent The Trainiac
    Trent The TrainiacPřed 6 hodinami

    I think it's both true and false, I very much believe it's true but we don't have a lot of solid evidence then again it might be Scott being the big old troll face he is.

  • Cathal Cahill
    Cathal CahillPřed 6 hodinami

    I had an idea I haven't double checked but what after the Henry fire Mike's soul went on to possess glamrock freddy and that is why he a friendly animatronic I feel like that would be a really cool twist and I really want matpat to see this I doubt he will but still

  • Stitcher
    StitcherPřed 6 hodinami

    the crying childs name is Chris Afton 👁👄👁✋🏻

  • devinna asha

    devinna asha

    Před 4 hodinami

    I think is evan was the crying child

  • devinna asha

    devinna asha

    Před 4 hodinami

    Nope chris is just fanmade

  • Brandon Smith
    Brandon SmithPřed 7 hodinami

    Is it possible that the real jake story is a connection to the child in FNAF 4??

  • Michael Haney Basurto
    Michael Haney BasurtoPřed 7 hodinami

    matpat just make fnaf theoi

  • Garratt Locomotive
    Garratt LocomotivePřed 7 hodinami

    I believe it, plus it sounds way better than chris,

  • Winter Stepps
    Winter SteppsPřed 7 hodinami

    Well I'm sold this is Canon 😲

  • 1-A’s Eri Aizawa
    1-A’s Eri AizawaPřed 7 hodinami

    So it’s not Chris😃

  • Michaela Xenos
    Michaela XenosPřed 8 hodinami

    The crying child's name is Chris, Chris Afton

  • devinna asha

    devinna asha

    Před 4 hodinami

    No chris isn't crying child's canon name

  • Justin Stuart
    Justin StuartPřed 8 hodinami

    he sounds like chris griffin at the beginning

  • shrek the allmighty 123
    shrek the allmighty 123Před 9 hodinami

    Isn’t it confirmed that his name is Joseph based off of the vhs tapes?

  • lxvanii
    lxvaniiPřed 9 hodinami

    no its chris

  • soupinfested guy

    soupinfested guy

    Před 9 hodinami

    no its not. chris is a name the fnaf fandom made up.

  • The Indie Zone
    The Indie ZonePřed 9 hodinami

    Sorry it was Heywood lol🤭

  • The Indie Zone
    The Indie ZonePřed 9 hodinami

    Crying child is Micheal Afton it can only make sense as in Sister Location our character dosen’t feel right because “hint” “hint” flashback to Fazbear Frights with Eleanor and the creepy body removal surgery technically it’s just the same as being turned into an anamatronic which we know from fnaf 6 pizza simulator that the minds of the souls of the children go wild and they can’t remember much of anything as Henry says something about you probably don’t even remember your name...Also Foxybro from recent evidence connects him with phone guy because one he liked foxy two we can disprove the William Afton liking foxy because in the twisted series fourth closet he says he hates Henry’s old anamatronics (even though this is a seperate canon) but also that explains why the mask dosen’t work in fnaf 2 because in the cutscene as foxy he witnesses William Afton kill the children because he goes in and out...BUT THE BIG MIKE DROP IS.........Scott Cawthon dosen’t voice the William Afton recording at the beggening of Sister Location I think it was PJ Hollywood I could be wrong on that name...Well if you want to use this you can or just skip it I guess either one👌

  • Warcrime Klee

    Warcrime Klee

    Před 42 minutami

    Michael being the crying child got disproven he is the older brother with the foxy mask

  • Mario Boy W
    Mario Boy WPřed 9 hodinami

    At the ending of the security breach trailer I think the animatronic arm is a nightmare animatronic

  • Ethan Lorne bailey
    Ethan Lorne baileyPřed 9 hodinami


  • Ethan Lorne bailey

    Ethan Lorne bailey

    Před 9 hodinami

    1: page 20 2: page 23 3: page 41 4: page 42 5: page 43 which says 15 6: page 56 7: page 70 8: page 75

  • Existing Person
    Existing PersonPřed 9 hodinami

    if you add up all of the numbers which were used in finding Cassidy's name and flip them you would get 47 and then you could get the n for evan so i just finished his video where he was stuck at finding Golden Freddy's name there was a part that said self reflection so that is what i did to get 47

  • Emma Lewis
    Emma LewisPřed 9 hodinami

    Because there is William Afton, purple guy or springtrap, Clara or ballora, Michael/ second purple guy and Elizabeth or Circus baby. That leaves chris/ the main character of fnaf 4... It makes sense to me anyway.

  • Emma Lewis
    Emma LewisPřed 10 hodinami

    I thought crying child was chris?

  • soupinfested guy

    soupinfested guy

    Před 9 hodinami

    chris is a fanmade name

  • Mr Blueberry
    Mr BlueberryPřed 10 hodinami


  • Mr Blueberry
    Mr BlueberryPřed 10 hodinami

    But this is like the 7th time he said he solved it sooooo maybe he didn't.

  • Franklin Gignilliat
    Franklin GignilliatPřed 10 hodinami

    sorry not sold un know why because how else would Evan as in the father be alive... unless... no... that doll is haunted OMG that fits that fits yess i am smurt

  • Deliocache
    DeliocachePřed 11 hodinami

    AHA! you mentioned your incorrect theory on hollow knight. That thing is literally held together with strings placed there by someone who doesn't understand whats going on. It has been disproven multiple times and kind of angered the hollow knight community. Bad theory.

  • GoldieEditz
    GoldieEditzPřed 11 hodinami

    jesus christ scott stop releasing stuff so fast i just finished fetch and im just now starting 1:35 am

  • Matthew The mystery ninja
    Matthew The mystery ninjaPřed 11 hodinami

    I think Scott cawthon keeps making the games with more lore because he likes mat just explaining all the lore

  • littleskiesYT
    littleskiesYTPřed 11 hodinami


  • littleskiesYT
    littleskiesYTPřed 11 hodinami

    I think ik which is the name of the crying child I think its chris

  • Sam Briggs
    Sam BriggsPřed 12 hodinami

    Chris / Christopher Afton?

  • Sam Briggs

    Sam Briggs

    Před 8 hodinami

    @soupinfested guy oh ok

  • soupinfested guy

    soupinfested guy

    Před 9 hodinami

    chris is a fanmade name

  • someone else
    someone elsePřed 12 hodinami


  • SuperVaIle
    SuperVaIlePřed 12 hodinami

    First video of "Book Theory": IS SIMON actually a form of PENNYWISE?! | FnaF | Stephen King's IT

  • TheDarkness 1983
    TheDarkness 1983Před 12 hodinami

    Ok peeps, I got a theory. So you know the stitch wrath yeah? The stitchwrath could have been “the real jake” doll thing. The “blood” could have been the tomato sauce, and in 1:35 am, the doctor, (forgot his name) took out a doll that he described as “overkill,” with green knees and such, and later on in the teaser, we see that the doll/endo thing becomes the stitch wrath. Well, in “the real jake” story, Margie says herself that, and i quote, “it was turning into a hot mess with all the details she was adding, but...” And in the real jake, we know that the green knees were grass stains. Thats a theory of mine.

  • Kayla Howarth
    Kayla HowarthPřed 13 hodinami


  • Super Noob
    Super NoobPřed 13 hodinami

    Kid: I’m scared 😦 help ME HELP ME.......... Me: dude??? DUDE???!!!?! “blood comes from other room” shoot I gotta go “hears Freddy sing” RUN!!

  • Theodore Monk
    Theodore MonkPřed 13 hodinami

    It was all just a dream.

  • Jeffrey Nunez
    Jeffrey NunezPřed 13 hodinami

    wait the midnight motorist minigame, at the part where there's human footprints and animatronic footprints that might be crying Childs foot prints with fredbear, idk.

  • Peyton Mcphearson
    Peyton McphearsonPřed 13 hodinami

    who excited for the movie?

  • Mc Firefox - Build tutorials and more!
    Mc Firefox - Build tutorials and more!Před 13 hodinami

    Wow! You really need to work on those scary intros if you want to scare me

  • TheWritist
    TheWritistPřed 13 hodinami


  • Robbz 102
    Robbz 102Před 13 hodinami

    Matt pat did a great opening creepy voice

  • Evan Kauffman
    Evan KauffmanPřed 13 hodinami

    7:41 *Checks frontal lobe aggressively*

  • Jo Jo
    Jo JoPřed 13 hodinami

    no is chris

  • Miley Ellis
    Miley EllisPřed 13 hodinami

    I though the crying childes name was Chris? I'm very confused now

  • Miss Lupus
    Miss LupusPřed 14 hodinami

    I have a thought. What if old man consequences is telling Cassidy to let go to not only let the purple guy be to burned for his sins, but to also let the crying child's soul rest? Because there is no evidence that the crying child is laid to rest. And if he's still possessing the golden freddy suit, that means he's also in hell with Cassidy and the purple guy. Again, this is just what I've been thinking.

  • Evie Engstrom
    Evie EngstromPřed 14 hodinami

    I think his name is Chris

  • devinna asha

    devinna asha

    Před 4 hodinami

    No I think evan was c.c name

  • Emanoil Tushev
    Emanoil TushevPřed 14 hodinami

    Oh and the book might drop on my birthday on march 12

  • Joel keys 500
    Joel keys 500Před 14 hodinami

    This actually proves the theory that the crying child isnt Michael

  • Emanoil Tushev
    Emanoil TushevPřed 14 hodinami

    I think it's kevin it just get's to me

  • Elyssa Gallego
    Elyssa GallegoPřed 14 hodinami

    here we all are calling even chris

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  • Logan Fletcher Hall
    Logan Fletcher HallPřed 15 hodinami


  • C_Human
    C_HumanPřed 15 hodinami

    i think that there are more secrets in different books Maybe, Perhaps the games?

  • Paigey Boo
    Paigey BooPřed 15 hodinami

    I think the crying child’s name is Chris AFTON

  • Havoc
    HavocPřed 16 hodinami

    Wait. youre comparing jakes father to the crying child but its more likely that ''evan'' is actually jake. which would most likely mean his name is. you know. Jake. because he is more similar than Evan. so my conclusion is that the crying child is named Jake

  • Adrian Ramirez
    Adrian RamirezPřed 16 hodinami

    I have a doubt, Are the VHS tapes canon, because in one of them Afton himself calls the crying child joseph and blames Michael for killing him (aka foxy bro). We also get how Michael trapped and burned springtrap in fnaf 3.

  • Patrik Kollár
    Patrik KollárPřed 16 hodinami

    Theres a new fnaf security breach trailer where theres a new ending

  • Panda Gay
    Panda GayPřed 16 hodinami

    So I have idea maybe connecting the talimarks to the number of letters in the alphabet may give us the name idk but I just thought it might help, also have a wonderful day whoever reads this.

  • Driqqo YT
    Driqqo YTPřed 17 hodinami

    Actually your theories wasn't true of five nights at Freddy's the crying child was the victim of five nights at Freddy's 4 secondly you said that Michael Laughlin wasn't five nights at Freddy's one and five nights at Freddy's 2 and a night guards was actually Jeremy Fletcher and Mike Sherman so it's actually fake

  • Makayla Hart
    Makayla HartPřed 17 hodinami

    Evan Afton hmmmmmmmm Sounds good

  • Literally a dog
    Literally a dogPřed 17 hodinami

    Did reddit just solve fnaf?? Me: Did reddit just solve fnaf again??

  • Annette Johnson
    Annette JohnsonPřed 17 hodinami

    Hey I think the fan name is good (Chris Afton)

  • Mike Oxlong
    Mike OxlongPřed 17 hodinami

    Better get busy a new trailer exists

  • Eva Stirbu
    Eva StirbuPřed 17 hodinami

    Is this also from black bird?The name"Jake"on repeat, the cabinet and the mention of stains. A lot of people think that crying child's name is Chris.I have heard that some people think that his name is Evan.Onestly with Chris there isn't much proof.Then agai"Evan" does have some sense but something is missing,something is overlooked.

  • Eva Stirbu

    Eva Stirbu

    Před 17 hodinami

    I had a few theorys myself.

  • Hayden Catherine
    Hayden CatherinePřed 17 hodinami

    MatPats next channel Music theory

  • Joseph Spoto
    Joseph SpotoPřed 17 hodinami

    I'm sorry I'm used to saying Chris not Evan

  • Joseph Spoto
    Joseph SpotoPřed 17 hodinami

    I believe Chris is not a part of golden Freddy and he actually still is alive

  • dra dale
    dra dalePřed 18 hodinami

    7:36 jesus christ i just go scraed since my real name is evan jeeeeeesus

  • Sporticus Stanz
    Sporticus StanzPřed 19 hodinami

    imagine the crying child was called freddy

  • Decortis Ellis
    Decortis EllisPřed 19 hodinami

    his name is chris athon

  • 0.obsessiv.0
    0.obsessiv.0Před 19 hodinami

    I do love this theory so much but I am in agreement that somethings don’t fit, for example the drawing of nightmare Fredbear is drawn in red ink, the pen that Mike draws in. If this theory is true then is there something else we don’t know about Mike? Is there something we haven’t found that connects Mike to the nightmares of the crying child? I don’t believe that Mike and the crying child are the same person, the conclusion we’ve ended at seems to be the best one...... hold on... Brainwave, you remember Charlie from the books right? Is there a possibility that Mike and whoever the crying child is are similar to Charlie’s four models? They seemed to have been living at the same time but maybe their father lost the older brother after the events of Fnaf 4 too. There’s some holes in the thought that could be filled but it wouldn’t have enough evidence to support it, unless I’m missing something that is. Just some things to think about I guess.

  • •El & Ellen_productions •
    •El & Ellen_productions •Před 20 hodinami

    As long as there is a name I’m good

  • - Suffering pain苦しみの痛み
    - Suffering pain苦しみの痛みPřed 20 hodinami

    I think "evan" is named chris

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Před 20 hodinami

    I think you forgot that Chris is a fanon name

  • Night Wolf
    Night WolfPřed 20 hodinami

    His name is Chirs so yeah

  • Jpez
    JpezPřed 21 hodinou

    8.3.2021, 14.30

  • luks jutuber
    luks jutuberPřed 21 hodinou

    Ayyyyy lmao

  • SpringGamer William Afton
    SpringGamer William AftonPřed 21 hodinou

    0:27 Oh... thanks you.

  • Hecker 99
    Hecker 99Před 21 hodinou

    Maybe Henry is also somehow possessing golden freddy?

  • phan panagao
    phan panagaoPřed 22 hodinami

    chris afton

  • ᴛʜᴇᴍᴀɴʙᴇʜɪɴᴅᴛʜᴇsʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ /ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍ ᴀғᴛᴏɴ
    ᴛʜᴇᴍᴀɴʙᴇʜɪɴᴅᴛʜᴇsʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ /ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍ ᴀғᴛᴏɴPřed 22 hodinami

    Fun fact: *Its C.C Name Is Evan afton or Chris afton its comformed (srry if i spelled that wrong*

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Před 22 hodinami

    Fun Fact:"Chris" is a fanon name, and that name has never been confirmed

  • Tom4Mot
    Tom4MotPřed 22 hodinami

    The Crying Child Name is: Sammy

  • PlayList Sam

    PlayList Sam

    Před 10 hodinami


  • EsteDoesGaming
    EsteDoesGamingPřed 22 hodinami

    What Is happening

  • Mr Think?
    Mr Think?Před 23 hodinami

    Hey matpat I know this dose not matter but you can tell that there are different FNAF locations cuz in fnaf2 and fnaf1 you can see the difference between the heads with freddy whither freddy has more of a tall head and normal freddy has more of a squished head so that kinda proves there was a location before fnaf 2 Love your content hope you see my comment

  • Pico
    PicoPřed dnem

    Honestly, I don't agree on most of the new theories, That's because I try to make my own. And seeing probably last mystery of FNaF being solved is quite sad for me, I just can't accept it, I hope there are some secrets in FNaF 1 2 or 3 that haven't been discovered, I don't want to FNaF just end.

  • Clutch545
    Clutch545Před dnem

    Wow! Game Theory is finally doing Game Theories again! What is this? 2014?

  • Faine Jolie Abus
    Faine Jolie AbusPřed dnem

    Criying child is realy cris