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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  1. EvanTubeGaming


    12 dagar sedan

    guess im the crying child guys

    • J night

      J night

      2 timmar sedan


    • Top Knotch

      Top Knotch

      11 dagar sedan

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    • Train guy 1 A

      Train guy 1 A

      11 dagar sedan

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    • Bettina Sherwood

      Bettina Sherwood

      11 dagar sedan

      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 dagar sedan

      @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

  2. Ainat Negron

    Ainat Negron

    3 minuter sedan


  3. Beth_04


    4 minuter sedan

    I'm gonna need a new timeline at this point

  4. Kenneth Smith

    Kenneth Smith

    10 minuter sedan


  5. Kenneth Smith

    Kenneth Smith

    11 minuter sedan


  6. Scarlet pinxity

    Scarlet pinxity

    16 minuter sedan

    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*

  7. Dembones skeli

    Dembones skeli

    21 minut sedan

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

  8. Sleepy Mocha

    Sleepy Mocha

    29 minuter sedan

    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.

  9. Ian Bick

    Ian Bick

    33 minuter sedan

    It’s Ethan because it’s better than Evan

  10. Loser_Rosey


    37 minuter sedan

    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-

  11. Dembones skeli

    Dembones skeli

    38 minuter sedan

    Hello everyone welcome to fan theory

  12. Waxtermellon__RobloxYt Official

    Waxtermellon__RobloxYt Official

    40 minuter sedan

    What I thought it wwas Chris?

  13. cadergator10


    48 minuter sedan

    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

  14. Foam Stag

    Foam Stag

    49 minuter sedan

    Well, that penny's intro was fun

  15. Br1ttanyxo


    51 minut sedan


  16. Danial Khan

    Danial Khan

    53 minuter sedan

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

  17. Matthew Miller

    Matthew Miller

    54 minuter sedan

    Gotta love Emotionally Repressed Child

  18. FazeUp 22

    FazeUp 22

    57 minuter sedan

    The puppets name is not Charlie its Charlotte Emily

  19. summr thundr

    summr thundr

    59 minuter sedan

    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."

  20. The firestar

    The firestar

    Timme sedan

    The crying child name is chris

  21. Akshit Singh

    Akshit Singh

    Timme sedan

    Shitposting on another level XD

  22. Thomas Angell

    Thomas Angell

    2 timmar sedan

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

  23. lizzy ._.2

    lizzy ._.2

    2 timmar sedan

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

  24. thatpvcguy


    2 timmar sedan

    The lore in a nutshell: *confusion*

  25. Jenisah Tejeda

    Jenisah Tejeda

    2 timmar sedan

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

  26. Xer Rex

    Xer Rex

    2 timmar sedan

    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

      2 timmar sedan

      wait, are you saying that there are 2 springtraps?



    3 timmar sedan

    haha my name is Evan

  28. Adelle Hagley

    Adelle Hagley

    3 timmar sedan

    The game theorists, Ruining your childhood since 2011.

  29. Max chihai

    Max chihai

    3 timmar sedan

    Can crying child be Michael

  30. The One You Shouldn’t Have Killed

    The One You Shouldn’t Have Killed

    3 timmar sedan

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

  31. Keepongoing446


    3 timmar sedan

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

  32. Detwand


    3 timmar sedan

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

  33. Awesome Bread

    Awesome Bread

    3 timmar sedan

    It’s reddit, it’s a hard maybe

  34. Samuel Ramos

    Samuel Ramos

    3 timmar sedan

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

  35. Art Block

    Art Block

    3 timmar sedan

    I always thought crying child was chris

  36. Darkness Cosplays

    Darkness Cosplays

    4 timmar sedan

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

  37. Nelson Navarro

    Nelson Navarro

    4 timmar sedan


  38. LogicAlt


    4 timmar sedan

    yes im sold with crying child being evan

  39. The RPG

    The RPG

    4 timmar sedan

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

  40. Donlee Tv

    Donlee Tv

    4 timmar sedan

    I just missed alot of stuff

  41. louisjaco olivier

    louisjaco olivier

    4 timmar sedan

    crying child is chris afton

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      3 timmar sedan

      "Chris" is not canon

  42. nicoaparicio1


    5 timmar sedan

    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.

  43. Homer Hanson

    Homer Hanson

    5 timmar sedan

    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

  44. Takara Fujiforest

    Takara Fujiforest

    5 timmar sedan


  45. Tidiane Sanders

    Tidiane Sanders

    5 timmar sedan

    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.

  46. Devils gaurd

    Devils gaurd

    5 timmar sedan

    Please move on.

  47. Jack Brolly

    Jack Brolly

    6 timmar sedan


  48. Jack Brolly

    Jack Brolly

    6 timmar sedan


  49. Antonio Friends

    Antonio Friends

    6 timmar sedan

    I did not think that fnaf was still a thing

  50. jimmyrobo61


    6 timmar sedan

    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?

  51. Jhancel Lawrence Marasigan

    Jhancel Lawrence Marasigan

    6 timmar sedan

    Cassidy looked scary

  52. Levi Gardner

    Levi Gardner

    6 timmar sedan

    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.

  53. Queen Brie Gaming

    Queen Brie Gaming

    6 timmar sedan

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

  54. Queen Brie Gaming

    Queen Brie Gaming

    6 timmar sedan

    I thought his name was Chris/Christopher

    • Queen Brie Gaming

      Queen Brie Gaming

      6 timmar sedan

      I mean I’m probably wrong

  55. Captain Cookie

    Captain Cookie

    6 timmar sedan

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

  56. Dr.Slime-Roblox


    7 timmar sedan


  57. IceWyvernBoy WyvernLover

    IceWyvernBoy WyvernLover

    7 timmar sedan

    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.

  58. Jasmin Yasinsen

    Jasmin Yasinsen

    7 timmar sedan

    The crying child is chris

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      7 timmar sedan

      "Chris" is not canon

  59. Mallory Wiley

    Mallory Wiley

    7 timmar sedan

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

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      7 timmar sedan

      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.

  60. Ana Laura Davila Joch

    Ana Laura Davila Joch

    7 timmar sedan

    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?

  61. lolpop_ Doggos

    lolpop_ Doggos

    7 timmar sedan


  62. Nightmare Alt

    Nightmare Alt

    7 timmar sedan

    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

  63. Team Noobish! !¡!

    Team Noobish! !¡!

    7 timmar sedan

    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.

  64. aiger akabane

    aiger akabane

    8 timmar sedan

    isn’t the name of the crying child chris afton

    • aiger akabane

      aiger akabane

      7 timmar sedan


    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      7 timmar sedan

      Chris=fannade name



    8 timmar sedan

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

  66. KrazyGa


    8 timmar sedan

    Evan gang rise up

  67. Ianachiuc Darius

    Ianachiuc Darius

    8 timmar sedan

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

  68. moonlight 3876

    moonlight 3876

    8 timmar sedan

    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

      7 timmar sedan

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

  69. Lori Ronz

    Lori Ronz

    8 timmar sedan

    I think crying child isn't Evan but maybe jake

  70. Mark Leighton

    Mark Leighton

    9 timmar sedan

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

  71. Fernando Duron

    Fernando Duron

    9 timmar sedan

    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

  72. meme god

    meme god

    9 timmar sedan


  73. HR2


    9 timmar sedan

    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.

  74. Vera Petrović

    Vera Petrović

    9 timmar sedan

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

  75. DeenMachine29


    10 timmar sedan

    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

  76. Ryann Lewis

    Ryann Lewis

    10 timmar sedan

    shouldn't it be jake then?

  77. Joshua Grainger

    Joshua Grainger

    10 timmar sedan

    I think Chris was the original in the golden freddy suit but then he was kicked out by Cassidy and then shadow Freddy a clone of golden freddy

  78. Princel Panganoron

    Princel Panganoron

    10 timmar sedan

    A lot of people say the crying child is named chris

    • Gacha Hanz

      Gacha Hanz

      10 timmar sedan

      @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy its so overused that everyone thinks its canon lol

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      10 timmar sedan

      well then they are wrong, the name "chris" was created by fans and not by Scott

  79. Matthew Whitham

    Matthew Whitham

    10 timmar sedan

    I cant believe Mat is still going on about fnaf theories after 7 years. I'm pretty sure the only reason new stuff comes out is so he can talk about it at this point.

  80. Callie H

    Callie H

    10 timmar sedan

    Me: fingers crossed for the name Chris matpat: Evan me:nooo

  81. DeenMachine29


    10 timmar sedan

    In the middle of nowhere all of this exited and still does

    • DeenMachine29


      10 timmar sedan


  82. sijawir official

    sijawir official

    10 timmar sedan


  83. madL88p


    11 timmar sedan

    MatPat there's a new fnaf game coming i think it's called security breach

  84. Alyas Watson

    Alyas Watson

    11 timmar sedan

    The crying child name is Chris Afton

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      10 timmar sedan

      Chris=fan made name

  85. Cleveland Rock

    Cleveland Rock

    12 timmar sedan

    Nobody ever seems to remember that Phone Guy still doesn't have a name…

  86. CT 6468

    CT 6468

    12 timmar sedan

    Bruh you missed a great pun at the end "evidence" cmon matpat the dudes name is evan why not use "evendence?"

  87. slop pop

    slop pop

    12 timmar sedan

    the books out

  88. Mina


    12 timmar sedan

    I think that William after the death of his children tried till other children in the hopes of bringing them back to life

  89. Rory pay attention To your Mum

    Rory pay attention To your Mum

    12 timmar sedan

    Or is Jac the crying child because the hospital things in his room please try to fit this in your it is a good example for it

  90. slop pop

    slop pop

    12 timmar sedan

    the start sound like pennywise

  91. Hikari


    12 timmar sedan

    So uhh hm. Just gonna leave this and patiently wait for MatPats insane theories for the new game that's gonna be released

  92. Aiden Biller

    Aiden Biller

    13 timmar sedan

    Here's a theory: Fnaf is just a game and you all are crazy

  93. Snowstriker05


    13 timmar sedan

    Matpat pg. 95 was G it was 94 that was N

  94. Xxhoney_bearxX


    13 timmar sedan

    I thought his name was chris???

  95. Cole Milwee

    Cole Milwee

    14 timmar sedan

    good video :)

  96. Yeroc 64

    Yeroc 64

    14 timmar sedan

    2:06 why W H Y

  97. Tymek95


    14 timmar sedan

    Eva... Evan... Could it be, that the crying child is a girl? We had the same problem with "the one you should have not killed". Scot said that it dosent need to be clear from the beginng, it should be know as a little girl or a little boy. So MY theory is that if the crying child is Eva That means that its a GIRL (Ps: Im from poland

  98. Vinnie Stevenson

    Vinnie Stevenson

    14 timmar sedan

    Wait, Evan Afton, shorten that to EA, Electronic Arts, EA sports fnaf is the game (kinda rolls of the tongue). EA sports owns FNAF.

  99. M I M I C Y O U

    M I M I C Y O U

    14 timmar sedan

    I just realised from ur cult of glitchtrap the dlc for fnaf vr, the curse of dreadbear, if the clown picture thing is real and the banner with Its me written on it is also real, it could be the crying child. Maybe they split up later on?

  100. Eren Jane Ricarte

    Eren Jane Ricarte

    16 timmar sedan

    Come on matpat do a theory on fnaf security breach trailer