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
    7 dögum síðan

    guess im the crying child guys

    1. Top Knotch
      Top Knotch
      6 dögum síðan

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    2. Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A
      6 dögum síðan

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    3. Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood
      6 dögum síðan

      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

    4. Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood
      6 dögum síðan

      @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

    5. Sleepy Eliza
      Sleepy Eliza
      6 dögum síðan

      who u?

  2. richard munoz
    richard munoz
    4 mínútum síðan

    Hey mat I have a Theory could Henry be a robot or does Fnaf world have to do with Crying child brother because in Fnaf world Henry die there but he come back in Freddy Fazbear Pizzeria simulator as well as crying child brother he get scooped in sister location but doesn’t die so does Fnaf world have to do with the Fnaf events?

    1. richard munoz
      richard munoz
      2 mínútum síðan

      As well (forget to type this)Henry and crying child brother are try to fix Willam Afton doing?

  3. Veaf ST
    Veaf ST
    4 mínútum síðan

    This is getting old now

  4. Filip Zhõng
    Filip Zhõng
    4 mínútum síðan

    So, how did Scott Cawthon even come up with all this and make it connect?!

  5. Jennifer Matthews
    Jennifer Matthews
    6 mínútum síðan

    The crying child's name is chris

    1. Jennifer Matthews
      Jennifer Matthews
      4 mínútum síðan

      Also known as c.c sounds like circus baby right

  6. Captain Skittles
    Captain Skittles
    10 mínútum síðan

    So I figured something out. I saw this on tiktok but maybe JUST MAYBE THE CRYING CHILD IS GREGORY IN SECURITY BREACH! pay attention to him in front of the cameras in the trailer of security breach. They have the same shirt...the same strips the same color of the crying child and gregory. The same type of pants... everything

  7. DKA Jones
    DKA Jones
    20 mínútum síðan

    crying child is obviously tom from eddsworld because he has pitch-black eyes and has bad memories!

  8. Bailey Hardee
    Bailey Hardee
    35 mínútum síðan

    New FNaF trailer, theory time!!!!

  9. HB • Raizo
    HB • Raizo
    35 mínútum síðan

    I just wanna ask a question does anyone know that game where you chop wood as Mr. Chipper i know it was a game i just forgot what game it was and i would just like to play it one more time.

  10. Amelea Amelea
    Amelea Amelea
    40 mínútum síðan

    It makes sense but we’re is Elizabeth

  11. Stardust Holy Crusader
    Stardust Holy Crusader
    46 mínútum síðan

    Reddit almost tore apart the stonk market, of course they solved fnaf Reddit can do the impossible

  12. Eirian Jimenez
    Eirian Jimenez
    59 mínútum síðan

    I always thought it was Christopher ;-;

  13. Ling Xing ching
    Ling Xing ching
    Klukkustund síðan

    wait a minute.... [im not gonna say who are you] isnt the crying childs name chris afton?

    1. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      50 mínútum síðan

      Chris=fanmade name

  14. Mace Whitehead
    Mace Whitehead
    Klukkustund síðan

    I think the crying child is alive and this is his future. Idk I think that might be it

  15. Zero Glow
    Zero Glow
    Klukkustund síðan


    1. Zero Glow
      Zero Glow
      Klukkustund síðan

      My life is sad the only thing that gives me joy is my family my books and FNAF Theoris

  16. Snow Wave
    Snow Wave
    Klukkustund síðan

    Um... Matpat... One thing that has always bothered me when you talk about FNAF 4. When you say that is the bite of 83 based only on the TV ad/show. I think that was just the way Scott had to show when the main characters in the Fazbear franchise were created, that would be in that show. And...As you yourself said it, scott teased '87' in his site before releasing the 4th game. And the 'Was it me?' images... What for?... The 4th game is set in 87, man.

  17. Ren Jimenez
    Ren Jimenez
    Klukkustund síðan

    Maybe crying child is one of the kids in the graveyard in the cassidy theory

  18. Joshua Burden
    Joshua Burden
    Klukkustund síðan

    Fun fact there is a eye behind freedy in FNaF 1

  19. Deegan Lowell
    Deegan Lowell
    Klukkustund síðan

    I think the books are all connected to the crying child because each book has atleast one story that has a fnaf 4 animatronic in it example: the mini springtrap that only moves in the dark and the mini Fred bears

  20. That One Artist in a Hat
    That One Artist in a Hat
    Klukkustund síðan

    In the FNAF books(The Silver Eyes, The Twisted Ones, and The Fourth Closet.), Charlie has scattered memories of a twin named Sammy. In the books, he is the first one to be snatched by William Afton. I'm just wondering if he possibly fits into the law more? It feels strange that his name just comes up a few times in the books, and then he's just seen as a rumour, even though he is mentioned in the Freddy Files, being named as a mere possibility. I don't think he's The Crying Child, since The Crying Child was bitten by Golden Freddy, not snatched, but that doesn't change the gact that he seemingly doesn't exist in the rest of the games or Fazbear Frightes. I just think it's a little strange, but I wanted to chuck this comment out there for discussion. He may have no significance whatsoever, but Henry having Charlie, and The Crying Child, and Foxy bro(Michael) as children seems strange, because there were only two bedrooms in Henry's house.(I may be wrong about that, I am unsure.) So if Charlie had a twin brother(Sammy) when she was younger, that would mean Henry has a total of three/four children, and only _two_ bedrooms, which means he may have moved after Sammy was snatched, like in the books, meaning at the time he only had Charlie and Crying Child, i.e, two rooms.(I don't know if Michael lived with him, I'm still trying to understand Michael's schtick.) I'm just thinking out loud to be completely honest, anyone have any ideas? Am I just picking at an unimportant detail? Could be anything with FNAF, so I thought I'd comment something. Apologies for the paragraph, have a lovely day!

    Klukkustund síðan

    the game theroy: i found the FNAF timeline! Teacher: this is the 50th time this week that you have sovled the FNAF timeline

  22. Andrea Soria-Pino
    Andrea Soria-Pino
    Klukkustund síðan

    Dude his name is Jake

  23. Dragonspitter2 23
    Dragonspitter2 23
    Klukkustund síðan


  24. Wyvern Studios
    Wyvern Studios
    Klukkustund síðan

    Again,if micheal is foxy bro then he would of had to been crying child since crying child was the only one to ever get into a deadly accident and afton said he would put him back together and then micheal says in a cutscene "Father its me micheal i put her back together..just like you asked me to" and only the crying child would know that phrase since William said that to him

  25. LostParadise
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Idk, everything leading to "Evan" seems too coincidental to be coincidental.

  26. Messorems_joker
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Hello people of the internet. I’m a small gaming youtuber. Granted, we don’t know eachother, I want to give anyone who stumbles across me and my message the option to check out my content. If you don’t like it, it’s fine, I’m good with that. Just try it out, you might see something you like.

  27. Freddy Fazbear
    Freddy Fazbear
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    THAT Not Its Name Its Chris Not Evan

    1. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      47 mínútum síðan

      "Chris" =fanmade name

  28. The_Animal
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Theory:They where never haunted robots they where just enraged furries #RELATEBLE

  29. Jaxon Hunt Gaming
    Jaxon Hunt Gaming
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I was watching the new security breach trailer then I saw a boy on cameras and his shirt had 2 Gray lines u know what I mean matpat

  30. Vortexian
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Honestly, I can really agree that Evan feels like too big of a stretch, but progress has definitely been made.

  31. Blue Fish
    Blue Fish
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I get what you mean by being concerned about how Evan was gotten, however the fact that the method did get a properly spelled name makes me more convinced. It reminds me of the pazzazz math work pages. If you were doing it wrong or cutting corners you would get something that doesn't make sense. Another thing to consider is that maybe Scott did change up the methodology for some of the puzzles in the work book. Considering that those pages have remained unused for such a long time tells me that we either haven't figured out the pattern for them or that he has yet to release content that will help us with it. Trying this new pattern would support option number one here. In regards to the use of Evan in the story, this also feels like a move Scott has done before and would probably still continue to use.

  32. Gløwing Mushrøøm
    Gløwing Mushrøøm
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait so, is Terrence afton real or? Because hold up just a moment! I’m most likely wrong but think about it, The crying child has been called Chris by many people. So? If Terrence is real what if his real name isn’t Terrence! That’s another way Evan could be added to fnaf?

  33. Carl Wheezer
    Carl Wheezer
    2 klukkustundum síðan


  34. Big world of Mark
    Big world of Mark
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Everybody’s been saying that for some reason so I like to tell you

  35. Big world of Mark
    Big world of Mark
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    The crying child is named Chris Affton

  36. Braden S
    Braden S
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    4:23 remind me, where did matpat get this picture of Cassidy ?

    1. 【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】
      【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】
      2 klukkustundum síðan

      from fnaf ucn in one of the easter eggs you can search it up in youtube or even in google itself

  37. Colton Crawley
    Colton Crawley
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    13:42 those eyes jump scared me so bad

  38. Banda Blue Vlogs
    Banda Blue Vlogs
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    i wish MATPAT theorize Little Nightmares 2 ❤️

  39. Elliott Lukes
    Elliott Lukes
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    That in ultimate custom night nightmare says the shadow fears him. Hint on cc being shadow Freddy probably not shadow Bonnie but there’s a chance

  40. Elliott Lukes
    Elliott Lukes
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I just wanna say

  41. Evan Hubiak
    Evan Hubiak
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    am i the crying child?

  42. TTV_ToxicBryan
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    all right i know that a lot of people probably thought of this, but in the new security breach trailer, Gregory is infront of a bunch of cameras. If you look closely at his shirt you can see 2 grey stripes. And who has those stripes. The crying child. So does the crying child= Gregory?! probably not.

  43. gleam spirit
    gleam spirit
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    what if everything scott did was random and now he is making the story up as he goes through all these fnaf theories

  44. Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I don’t think it is even I mean it could be but it’s just not convincing me.....

  45. so random domo#02
    so random domo#02
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    In the new trailer for FNAF (security breach), we see a child called Gregory. In the shot where we see him, if you turn the brightness up, you can see that the child has the same 2 stripes on his shirt that the crying child has, so what if the crying child is actually named Gregory?

  46. Actinion
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    "first on-screen death in the theories" Springtrap moment

  47. I've chicken legs
    I've chicken legs
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I think Fnaf security breach will be a game like EVIL NUN or ICE SCREAM

  48. Ceksti
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    For a minute there I theorized scott was releasing new content just to kick your theories in the stomach repeatedly and just thought it was funny to watch you lose your mind over these theories

  49. Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Mat guess what there is a fnaf trailer for u :)

  50. Leah .W
    Leah .W
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like he is done and tried he just wants a Break so if you see this how are you and here take this Meal and some water

    1. Leah .W
      Leah .W
      3 klukkustundum síðan

      Look at his eyes just...

  51. Poisonous Angel
    Poisonous Angel
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Bro he needs to make another theory now that the new trailer is out for security breach

  52. Lyefinity
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    i named this baby doll i had like 4 years ago “Evan” when i got it and like a month or so after i named the doll i found FNAF.. wow.

  53. Baze Chivaluksna
    Baze Chivaluksna
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Is the crying child Gregory from fnaf security breach

  54. Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx
    Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Last time I checked the crying child was Chris l- what!

  55. arlin barrios
    arlin barrios
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I know of an app for us it’s basically purple guys help William Afton child like basically job that’s why he’s the right guy on fire for his memories and

  56. Rodrigo Rodriguez
    Rodrigo Rodriguez
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey mat pat I found the crying child nam........oh you already found it out

  57. Noah Marshall
    Noah Marshall
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    My theory might be wrong but what if the crying child which is Michael afton lost his soul after he died in the hospital but because the purple guy was able to “rebuild” him he was left to be soul less but alive and the crying child soul was still in golden freddy? Just a thought I had.

  58. Damien Yuen
    Damien Yuen
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    "There's no connection to FNAF but there's a connection to FNAF" -Mat 2021

  59. Noah Burch
    Noah Burch
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    You excited for security breach, so much lore for you to explore

  60. demo boy5
    demo boy5
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Yes I mean reddit literally solved a criminal case so I'm gonna trust them

  61. crazytaco x
    crazytaco x
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Has anyone tried using the 53 on the foxy magazine as 53! Like the factorial, and see what the numbers make?

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    game theory: is about to figure out the fnaf storyline Fnaf 4: Im about to ruin this man's whole career

  63. XxX Little_Blue XxX
    XxX Little_Blue XxX
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    None of this is true his name is Christopher afton or Chris afton

  64. Candy Comillion
    Candy Comillion
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait Millie purple animatronics purple guy's daughter

  65. New York Central
    New York Central
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Sorry Evan you got bite. In the head in 83

  66. Delta Comet
    Delta Comet
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Matpat, this is the seventh time you’ve brought “solved fnaf” for show and tell

  67. plushy
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    O P E N T H E C A B N I E T J A K E 0:37

  68. kimino love
    kimino love
    5 klukkustundum síðan


  69. Leonard Dement
    Leonard Dement
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    You would make a great pennywise

  70. Fruit l o o p s
    Fruit l o o p s
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Short answer: Yes, but actually no.

  71. Keyon Willis
    Keyon Willis
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    The crying child name is Christopher Afton/Chris Afton

  72. DankMemeGaming _lol
    DankMemeGaming _lol
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Remember everyone Matt said da*n in the begging of this video

  73. NotiveRoblox
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Game Theroists The crying Child's Actual Name is Chris Afton

  74. Ant World
    Ant World
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Chris man chris!!! its the name of the crying child

  75. Midnight 12
    Midnight 12
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Idk mat pat you should see all the new theories in security breach

  76. ChloeCAM
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Mat I’m so sorry

  77. Guy Bussieres
    Guy Bussieres
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    He's here, he's there, he's everywhere, who ya gonna call? psychic friend fredbear

  78. Jerry Cardona Hernandez
    Jerry Cardona Hernandez
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    crying chiled is chris

  79. Syvulpie
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    How did we Evan get to this point?

  80. Raccoonplays
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    wait then does that mean the crying child in the story is jake or evan

  81. Looking4the_ Squad
    Looking4the_ Squad
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    His name is Chris

  82. October Sweet
    October Sweet
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    So what if the crying child is the father (Evan) and Michal Afton is also the crying child's brother? The one who terrorized Evan / crying child, however maybe the reason the book isn't cannon is because this is a different dimension where crying child survives the bite or maybe never gets bit at all and instead takes form in HIS child for cheating death?

  83. jhonesy fortnite
    jhonesy fortnite
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Didn't Springtrap/William Afton, have the first on screen death?

  84. Awheahs
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    For the lazy asses it’s Evan

  85. SockNoises
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I know this isn’t the video but I’m targeting the Golden Freddy solved thing and also the “your pain powers us” thing. You said that the animatronics are either possessed by souls OR agony, so then why is Golden Freddy twitching according to all cutscenes? (mainly referencing 9800 cutscene UCN) you also said that there could be more than just 2 souls in Golden Freddy, so what if, just throwing this out here, Golden Freddy isn’t actually twitching, but there is a soul controlling each moving part and they’re just trying to become in sync or something in that category...also, I’m questioning why in FNAF 2 when Golden Freddy jumpscares, there are no eyes (white dots) seen, yet in the 9800 UCN cutscene there are eyes, (white dots) and it’s even more odd since it’s farther away. That I have no possibly explanation for (none with logic at least) but yeah that’s a thing. :>

  86. Ju5t_V.
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    this give me goosebumps

  87. bingbank2
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    What about Gregory in the new trailer turn up you volume in the scene that first says Gregory it has the crying child’s cloths and brownish gold hair like The crying child

  88. Abyssal Fox
    Abyssal Fox
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I need to ask a question so tell me if this is known how does micheal not express fear infect he acts like he knows what’s going on but how would he infact remember the sister location night where he is in the spring lock suit how does he stay calm or fnaf 1 where he tinkers with the robots how would he now that something was there that shouldn’t be that’s more then the hardware and in the scooper room he could’ve moved out the way but why didn’t he and his message to his father how does he stay calm while expressing that he should be dead how does his psychology work

  89. ousama abushagur
    ousama abushagur
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Guys the crying child's name is in the book

  90. jakester 21873
    jakester 21873
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    my name is jake and the intro frightened me

  91. Joseph Wright
    Joseph Wright
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Ok, I'm not convinced, but there's enough there that it's not out of the question. If we have theory on how to use the alphabet grid, could someone check what page an would direct you to for an answer to the question? If there's something feasible there, we probably have our solution. If not, back to the drawing board.

  92. FnafAfton
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a theory but what if Michael was the crying child and his older brother Terrence put him in the head of Fred Bear and like you said the nightmares were just done illusion disk just like as we find a Funtime Freddy making his toy plushies look more real and ballora is Clara and the animatronic was possessed by her soul because of her song she sings was her story and what if the story wasn't Michael's but what if Terrance his older brother was he one who got scooped.

  93. alluke24
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I’m never been a fan of horror game or horror story’s. I’ve watched FNAF let’s plays but I never got in to FNAF till I watched my first Game Theory vid on FNAF. I’ve been reading the books... but I’m still to chicken to play the games. That was till I watched the trailer for Security Breach. I’m hell bent on playing this one and it’s thank to you MatPat and the FNAF creator. I have fallen in love with FNAF even if I’ve never played the games... Sorry I’m having a hard time typing this and not getting tears on the keyboard (YES I’M CRYING) The FNAF story and characters helped to inspire a story (for a game or book) I’ve been working on for 9 years (but still working on). So I just want to say Thank you.😊

  94. Hurricane-Raptor Gaming
    Hurricane-Raptor Gaming
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I was Doing stuff when A thought suddenly hit me “what does springtrap do with the Dead nightguard bodies” Like does he melt their soul for reminant? Or- eat em? And MATPAT APARENTLY NIGHTMARE FREDBEAR HAS A ENDO SKELETON IN HELP WANTED

  95. rhai14
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I hate cassidys face its kinda scary...

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Imagine showing this video to someone in 2014

  97. Some College Kid
    Some College Kid
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    “Is this a waste of time?” It kinda is, putting this much thought into a video game. It’s fun to watch though

  98. The Changamire
    The Changamire
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Matpat: *makes new theory* Scott: *releases a new trailer immediately after*

  99. amylbrendel
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    The crying child is Chris Afton

  100. xxlil_bananaxx
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Just sayin but in fnaf 6 in the ending Jimmy I mean scraptrap may be in a forest, look at his background in the ending of fnaf 6