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
    EvanTubeGaming12 дней назад

    guess im the crying child guys

  • J night

    J night

    5 часов назад


  • Top Knotch

    Top Knotch

    11 дней назад

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  • Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A

    11 дней назад

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

    11 дней назад

    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

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

    11 дней назад

    @Jasmin Batajoy no that was never a name confirmed by scot that was the name of fans also gacha steros deciding to give him a name simular to c.c. scot never said his name was cgris. end of story

  • Benny Vazquez
    Benny Vazquez5 минут назад

    I don’t think this is true but I think jake is the crying child, and look at the cover of book 7, it’s shows a broken bear plush, possibly the crying child’s plush, but that’s a theory, a game theory and I’m a big fan!!

  • Zacvh
    Zacvh18 минут назад

    I think what it means by " he is really intense about making money " is that micheal from the story is the same character from pizzeria simulator that you play as and that is also supposed to be michael afton so I think the michael in the real jake story is actually micheal afton and not just scott reusing names to throw us off like how the name jeremy is

  • Riley Afton
    Riley Afton26 минут назад


  • Mike Zaldy
    Mike Zaldy29 минут назад

    If you think about it golden Freddy has three spirits

  • Cassidy Hoefer
    Cassidy Hoefer31 минуту назад

    There is a new trailer for security breach

  • Puppymcpupsters
    Puppymcpupsters34 минуты назад

    can't wait for you to solve FNAF again in a month

  • Lyric Pratt
    Lyric Pratt52 минуты назад

    Its chris

  • Lexie Rose
    Lexie RoseЧас назад

    Now i may be completely wrong, but we see an action figure that Gregory is inside of freddy. Meaning could gregory could die while inside of Freddy causing his soul to be lost inside of him? (the main theory is he could die inside of the freddy suit causing his soul to be stuck inside of him)

  • Daniel Rauch
    Daniel RauchЧас назад

    not a theory (yet) but a theme I noticed in ALL the Fazbear Fright books: Each of the three stories have something in common in order of the story: Story 1: The main character has regret and deals with the consequences for actions or feelings they do or have toward family or friends. Story 2: A character (usually the main) is body swapped or replaced with an animatronic (nearly all are established animatronics) Story 3: Someone (usually the main) dies by an animatronic.

  • Sebastian Delgado
    Sebastian DelgadoЧас назад

    So now, who is Michael Afton?

  • Shoto Milk
    Shoto MilkЧас назад


  • A Stranger On Youtube
    A Stranger On YoutubeЧас назад

    I would also hit my head

  • Colm Aiguier
    Colm AiguierЧас назад

    That's the most original intro ever

  • Princess lucky Charm
    Princess lucky CharmЧас назад

    Wait Evan I keep seeing Chris as his name

  • Shattered Matrix Incorporated
    Shattered Matrix IncorporatedЧас назад

    Watching this as a Jake was weird.

  • Princess lucky Charm
    Princess lucky CharmЧас назад

    The crying child is Chris

  • Bob The Builder On Steroids
    Bob The Builder On SteroidsЧас назад

    You know the blackbird book it could be relevant to the fnaf 4 since foxy always was in a closet and we don't know the child in the room. But fnaf 4 wasn't in a bedroom it was in a hospital as you could see a drip in one of the nights. This is just a conclusion i put together :D thanks for listening

  • Bob The Builder On Steroids

    Bob The Builder On Steroids

    Час назад

    I'm also not sure on the name Evan. In New security breach ad they say the name Gregory this is just a hunch? Could one of the animatronics be made out of golden freddy? :)

  • Randoo arch
    Randoo arch2 часа назад

    It's Kris afton

  • donkeykong 64 2
    donkeykong 64 22 часа назад

    2:06 need help child

  • εἿιὃͲ ϏςἿᾇδ
    εἿιὃͲ ϏςἿᾇδ2 часа назад

    I thought his name was Chris- Wait- where did the name Chris for C.C come from?-

  • Agent Walrus
    Agent Walrus2 часа назад

    I may be wrong but going back to one of your last theories, and the info that is laid out for us. Isnt crying child Henry's son. Because we now know that the house from Fnaf 4 is Henry's (due to the books), shouldn't the crying child who is trapped in the house be Henry's son not Afton's. This probably makes no sense and I'm no expert but just my thoughts. Ps. Thanks for reading the books so indent have to

  • Miຮຮ Aຮperiτy
    Miຮຮ Aຮperiτy2 часа назад

    im just super shocked this is crazy

  • Vegatable Kingdom
    Vegatable Kingdom3 часа назад

    Me now: thinks security breach is the last game and that fnaf is close to being solved Me 20years in the future: “it’s far from over” Me 40 years in the future: “it’s never going to be over”

  • Help Friends Services
    Help Friends Services3 часа назад

    but doesnt crying child or evan or chris soul be in shadow freddy

  • King Of Hearts
    King Of Hearts3 часа назад

    Legit thought the intro was just MattPat finally losing his mind because of these FNAF videos.

  • Ainat Negron
    Ainat Negron3 часа назад


  • Beth_04
    Beth_043 часа назад

    I'm gonna need a new timeline at this point

  • Kenneth Smith
    Kenneth Smith4 часа назад


  • Kenneth Smith
    Kenneth Smith4 часа назад


  • Scarlet pinxity
    Scarlet pinxity4 часа назад

    I am going to *s c r e e c h.* Now I have to explain why I'm changing my Chris to Evan and have people attack me because either I don't ship Mennard or their just jerks. *F M L*

  • Dembones skeli
    Dembones skeli4 часа назад

    Line up all the family members names of the afton family and see if the letters make a name that's just a quess

  • Sleepy Mocha
    Sleepy Mocha4 часа назад

    By this point the definition of “solved FNAF” to Matt is just when he makes a discovery and assumes what will happen and crossing his fingers the next game is the last Scott makes.

  • Ian Bick
    Ian Bick4 часа назад

    It’s Ethan because it’s better than Evan

  • Loser_Rosey
    Loser_Rosey4 часа назад

    Speaking of c.c my friend had this theory if you look at this image: file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/af/15/81032371-65E8-446E-9C64-6C0CF7012737/IMG_8209.jpeg my friend saw two stripes like c.c in someone’s trailer, so she told the group chat cause yes- and since she barley watches you I told you for her I honestly just thin Gregory might have stripes on his shirt cause- l.I.f.e but yeah-

  • Dembones skeli
    Dembones skeli4 часа назад

    Hello everyone welcome to fan theory

  • Waxtermellon__RobloxYt Official
    Waxtermellon__RobloxYt Official4 часа назад

    What I thought it wwas Chris?

  • cadergator10
    cadergator104 часа назад

    While watching fnaf 4 again (specifically markiplier) and I noticed that a kid actually had a spring bonnie toy that matched almost exactly with the plush trap toy in one of the books. It was in part 3 of markiplier's fnaf vid at 12:41 . Not sure if you got this, but wanted to put this up anyway

  • Foam Stag
    Foam Stag4 часа назад

    Well, that penny's intro was fun

  • Br1ttanyxo
    Br1ttanyxo4 часа назад


  • Danial Khan
    Danial Khan4 часа назад

    Where’s our DAD THORRY STOP WITH THESES BOKS TOO PROOF THORIES (sarcasm) but please more dad he’s got something going on

  • Matthew Miller
    Matthew Miller4 часа назад

    Gotta love Emotionally Repressed Child

  • FazeUp 22
    FazeUp 224 часа назад

    The puppets name is not Charlie its Charlotte Emily

  • summr thundr
    summr thundr4 часа назад

    1:42 my brain really just quoted that dude from veggietales... "they've never given me a name. i've been here since day one and i STILL don't have a name."

  • The firestar
    The firestar4 часа назад

    The crying child name is chris

  • Akshit Singh
    Akshit Singh5 часов назад

    Shitposting on another level XD

  • Thomas Angell
    Thomas Angell5 часов назад

    Honestly fnaf needs to come to an end it feels like it’s just getting dragged out now

  • lizzy ._.2
    lizzy ._.25 часов назад

    My life is over why I thought the crying child's name was Chris like Chris Afton

  • thatpvcguy
    thatpvcguy6 часов назад

    The lore in a nutshell: *confusion*

  • Jenisah Tejeda
    Jenisah Tejeda6 часов назад

    Wolfy: it must be Evan! Me: it must be Evan! Mattpatt: it just can’t be Evan! Also me: it just can’t be!

  • Xer Rex
    Xer Rex6 часов назад

    Before you get mad at me for this, just listen. We know Aston is springtrap, since in ucn it called scraptrap “Afton” and scaptrap is springtrap who is purple guy. But what if mustered man is William and purple guy is mike? When does it actually say that purple guy is WILLIAM afton? This would seem to solve a few points that have bothered people, although I am not saying that this is definite. Just think about it and what it can mean for the lore. Please like this so Mattpat sees it. The only time it would be weird for the games is in ucn in the old man consequences part where afton is screaming “mike.” Other than that I don’t see anything in the games that disproves this. Again, just something I would like for people to think about.

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    6 часов назад

    wait, are you saying that there are 2 springtraps?

    FASTPACKMAN2 76 часов назад

    haha my name is Evan

  • Adelle Hagley
    Adelle Hagley6 часов назад

    The game theorists, Ruining your childhood since 2011.

  • Max chihai
    Max chihai6 часов назад

    Can crying child be Michael

  • The One You Shouldn’t Have Killed
    The One You Shouldn’t Have Killed6 часов назад

    I have come to RIP everyone’s souls that is in my way!!!!! Vengeance SHALL BE MINE

  • Keepongoing446
    Keepongoing4466 часов назад

    MatPat: blackbird was the saddest Me: *laughs in The Cliffs*

  • Detwand
    Detwand7 часов назад

    How big brain do you have to be to come up with this?!

  • Awesome Bread
    Awesome Bread7 часов назад

    It’s reddit, it’s a hard maybe

  • Samuel Ramos
    Samuel Ramos7 часов назад

    What if jake is the crying child just Scott changed it to trick us into thinking there not relatable

  • Art Block
    Art Block7 часов назад

    I always thought crying child was chris

  • Darkness Cosplays
    Darkness Cosplays8 часов назад

    Sooooo, we gonna see a video about the new trailer or what? :3

  • Nelson Navarro
    Nelson Navarro8 часов назад


  • LogicAlt
    LogicAlt8 часов назад

    yes im sold with crying child being evan

  • The RPG
    The RPG8 часов назад

    And 4 days later fnaf security breach trailer gets released... Coincidence...I think not.

  • Donlee Tv
    Donlee Tv8 часов назад

    I just missed alot of stuff

  • louisjaco olivier
    louisjaco olivier8 часов назад

    crying child is chris afton

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    6 часов назад

    "Chris" is not canon

  • nicoaparicio1
    nicoaparicio18 часов назад

    Make's sense because the foxy magazine and the marks, the marks are from Mike Afton and the magazine of foxy, Mike the brother of the crying child ''EVAN'' and foxy. Mike Afton, foxy bro.

  • Homer Hanson
    Homer Hanson9 часов назад

    I would think that the tally marks by Micheal would be a or the thing used to solve for the name because even if the kid didn't know his name his brother would definitely know it

  • Takara Fujiforest
    Takara Fujiforest9 часов назад


  • Tidiane Sanders
    Tidiane Sanders9 часов назад

    So, I have a thought. Matpat, if you see this, please hear me out. We all know how we are missing one Afton family member: Mrs. Afton. We have already established that Ballora may be a Mrs. Afton stand-in. We also know that Scott Cawthon doesn't do coincidences. So when we are introduced to the ONLY possibly adult female character in the franchise, it triggered something. Vanessa, who we do not know the last name of, might be an Afton? So, I looked at Ballora and nothing really stood out except for the song. So I re-listened to the song and may have found something. I know this song can be interpreted different ways, but this one does make sense. "Why do you hide inside your walls", we are playing as Gregory, a kid who is hiding behind anything he can so he doesn't die. "When there is music in my halls" We are in a pizza plex, it is most likely going to be loud with music. "All I see is an empty room, no more joy an empty tomb" All the other kids are gone, no more children playing, no more joy. No one is there making it an "empty tomb" for us. This all sounds great and all, but then my next question would be: "Why isn't Ballora in Fnaf VR?" Mat, your roast may come back to haunt you. Could it be that Ballora isn't in Fnaf VR because then there would technically be two of the same character? We know that in that game we are listening to "tape girl" or Vanessa. So wouldn't it be weird for us to be talking to Vanessa and to be fighting against a "Vanessa stand-in". So maybe that is why she isn't there. I feel as if this is just a bunch of loose ends that I'm trying to tie together, but this is all I got.

  • Devils gaurd
    Devils gaurd9 часов назад

    Please move on.

  • Jack Brolly
    Jack Brolly10 часов назад


  • Jack Brolly
    Jack Brolly10 часов назад


  • Antonio Friends
    Antonio Friends10 часов назад

    I did not think that fnaf was still a thing

  • jimmyrobo61
    jimmyrobo6110 часов назад

    I know the theory is 2 spirits in golden freddie (GF) but I think theres only one. So the crying child from FNAF4 is in GF then in sister location night 4 you're trapped in a spring lock suit. If that turns out to be the GF suit then it means GF got scooped, the only way it isnt the GF suit is if theres a third spring lock suit we never saw. Because we saw spring trap alive at the end of sister location when michael calls out to his father. Then when Enard enters the player he leaves but the purple guy doesnt die. Could that be because his brothers spirit stays behind and keeps him alive?

  • Jhancel Lawrence Marasigan
    Jhancel Lawrence Marasigan10 часов назад

    Cassidy looked scary

  • Levi Gardner
    Levi Gardner10 часов назад

    Hey mat pat I have a theory about fnaf 4 what if we are playing as michael afton and not the crying child. I think that he is having nightmares about what he did to his brother a burning reminder of what him and his friends did. Like you said when you said that fnaf 4 doesn't make sense if it were real. Shouldn't the crying child be in the hospital why would he be at his house and he is sleeping in the crying child's room because he misses his brother.

  • Queen Brie Gaming
    Queen Brie Gaming10 часов назад

    I’m really thankful 4 ur work on ur vids it’s really good

  • Queen Brie Gaming
    Queen Brie Gaming10 часов назад

    I thought his name was Chris/Christopher

  • Queen Brie Gaming

    Queen Brie Gaming

    10 часов назад

    I mean I’m probably wrong

  • Captain Cookie
    Captain Cookie10 часов назад

    Mat needs to be a voice actor for fnaf that skit at the beginning was amazing

  • Dr.Slime-Roblox
    Dr.Slime-Roblox11 часов назад


  • IceWyvernBoy WyvernLover
    IceWyvernBoy WyvernLover11 часов назад

    Guys I just realised if fnaf vr confirmed that the fnaf games are all a cover up story doesn't that mean that the bite of 87 was a cover for what actually happened. If this is wrong don't mind me I'm just dumb.

  • Jasmin Yasinsen
    Jasmin Yasinsen11 часов назад

    The crying child is chris

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    11 часов назад

    "Chris" is not canon

  • Mallory Wiley
    Mallory Wiley11 часов назад

    The real theory should be where the heck the name chris came from.

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    11 часов назад

    the name "Chris" appeared on some channel and then GoldBox made an animation using audio from that channel. And since there was no alternative, people started to use the names "Chris" "Terrence" although no word was said about them.

  • Ana Laura Davila Joch
    Ana Laura Davila Joch11 часов назад

    I don't know if you've solved this theory yet but...what if the mysterious pizza place you mentioned in one of your theories is Circus Baby's Pizza World?

  • lolpop_ Doggos
    lolpop_ Doggos11 часов назад


  • Nightmare Alt
    Nightmare Alt11 часов назад

    Dear MatPat, it would be an honour to quickly draw your attention to something that is yet to be solved and may be important to the lore. Going back in time to sister location on night 4 we're put in an unknown springlock suit. I've been wonder since I played night 4 what it was if you could solve it I would be very thankful Edit: please like so matpat will see

  • Team Noobish! !¡!
    Team Noobish! !¡!11 часов назад

    If I had a nickel for every time matpat used the sentance "What We MISSED!" in his titles, I'd have Three Nickels Which isn't alot, but its weird that it happened three times.

  • Sticky Dog

    Sticky Dog

    16 минут назад


  • aiger akabane
    aiger akabane11 часов назад

    isn’t the name of the crying child chris afton

  • aiger akabane

    aiger akabane

    11 часов назад


  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    11 часов назад

    Chris=fannade name

    RDMANGLE12 часов назад

    guys, has anyone else noticed that the bottom of the word search says "what is your name"?

  • KrazyGa
    KrazyGa12 часов назад

    Evan gang rise up

  • Ianachiuc Darius
    Ianachiuc Darius12 часов назад

    Do you ever think if scott is watching matpats videos about fnaf and when he theorises something right scott claps his hands slowly?

  • moonlight 3876
    moonlight 387612 часов назад

    Hey i have a theory. Although there is alot of similarities between crying child and Evan but the fnaf security breach action figure "Glamrock freddy and Gregory" Gregory looks alike the crying child. Brown hair with black eyes. And this could mean Gregory had his first bad memory of the pizeria here and was scared from the animatrinics.

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    11 часов назад

    about 30+ years have passed since the bite, so Gregory is not C.C . But I will not argue, the theory is pretty good

  • Lori Ronz
    Lori Ronz12 часов назад

    I think crying child isn't Evan but maybe jake

  • Mark Leighton
    Mark Leighton13 часов назад

    Mat what are your thoughts about the new fnaf breach game on ps5

  • Fernando Duron
    Fernando Duron13 часов назад

    Matpat, i dont really know if you have adressed this before( yes, I went and looked all the videos) and from what I know, you have never really introduced the idea that maybe the reason why the lore book asks:" do you remember your name" is because Michael( crying child) might have never been his child from the beginning.How come do we not know that the bite of 83 was William Afton's intentions to take away sammy( henry's kid) from him as retribution from baby killing elizabeth? Its possible that William knew about this since Henry's kid, Charlotte was built as a robot and also that different memories could have been faked to say that his name is Michael....It makes sense since him escaping from his place( henry's house) because of William's help.... also, have you noticed that the crying child did not have friends at his supposedly "birthday party"? I will also assume that the one who brought friends and actually had fun at the place was foxy bro....mmmmm sorry if im wrong

  • meme god
    meme god13 часов назад


  • HR2
    HR213 часов назад

    Anyone else notice this? Ok I know sister location is very old and that but I just wanted to point this out that.....this might be crucial to the sister location the two technicians were killed and in fnaf 2 or 3 phone guy mentions about two technicians being killed.

  • Vera Petrović
    Vera Petrović13 часов назад

    My name is Elizabeth My Brothers name is Evan 🤔😬😳

  • DeenMachine29
    DeenMachine2913 часов назад

    what if Evan is actually just a ghost and when he is out Cassidy takes over and maybe evan gave his son the brain tumor