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 napja

    guess im the crying child guys

    • Top Knotch

      Top Knotch

      6 napja

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    • Train guy 1 A

      Train guy 1 A

      6 napja

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    • Bettina Sherwood

      Bettina Sherwood

      6 napja

      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

      6 napja

      @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

    • Sleepy Eliza

      Sleepy Eliza

      6 napja

      who u?

  2. Desterus The broken

    Desterus The broken

    9 perccel

    Can you like stop talking about your hollow knight theory? xd it has been debunked, you are NOT king, you are son of the king and you were alive when the king was still alive

  3. Nguyen Hai Ninh【鈴海苔礼】

    Nguyen Hai Ninh【鈴海苔礼】

    16 perccel

    To MatPat: could you please make a theory about FNAF Security Breach soon, cause you have probably watched the trailer that was release 2 days ago. Thanks if you do it, your theories are still great as ever!

  4. Potatical


    17 perccel

    We need a 5 nights at matpat’s

  5. Smiley Sword

    Smiley Sword

    18 perccel

    My names Evan no joke.

  6. KINGZ


    18 perccel

    0:55 why does he look like Jake Paul

  7. Waffly Empress

    Waffly Empress

    23 perccel

    I think the crying child's name is Chris afton

  8. amelia gulferica

    amelia gulferica

    24 perccel

    My theory is mike is the crying child and the nightmares used to attacked mike then the nightmares felt bad then chris comes in. Mike is bullying chris cuse mike does not get much love so mike got abused by william or his father then chris comes in mikes room and the nightmares thout chris is replacing mike and the nightmares also thout chris is the couse of mike's bad life so the nightmares tries to attack chris in the night then the crying child name is passed to chris.. So thats my theory..

  9. amelia gulferica

    amelia gulferica

    31 perce

    Crying child = evan or chris

  10. KING_ glokkz blangin

    KING_ glokkz blangin

    35 perccel

    Here’s a theory who the 1001 is friendly?

  11. Aydens world

    Aydens world

    55 perccel

    who randomly remeberd fnaf

  12. Rahma Shifa

    Rahma Shifa


    Guys I found the fnaf 4 lore I THINK. Here is my fnaf 4 mini theory. The crying child Is being manipulated by his golden Freddy plush. He wants the crying child to think that all the animatronics are bad and that he's the only good one. the way he made these animatronics in the child's mind is by using the illusion disc. And you may be thinking oh if this is an illusion that out then how come the child dies after being caught by one? see on the side of the bed he's in medical treatment. I think that means you can't really see anything scary cos he has like anxiety and I think he might get a heart attack or something and die. that is all I can explain. I'll try and give you the lore of nightmare but cos it's just been really hard and stressful, but if you can reply to this with the lore of nightmare before I'm able to update this then congrats, and like I said finding the lore of nightmare has been extremely stressful and hard, but I think that nightmare is golden Freddy's spirit. As you can see has a golden top hat and a golden bow tie. That's all I can say for now I don't really have more info.

  13. Spot23 Rolly

    Spot23 Rolly



  14. richard munoz

    richard munoz


    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?

    • richard munoz

      richard munoz


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

  15. Veaf ST

    Veaf ST


    This is getting old now

  16. Filip Zhõng

    Filip Zhõng


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

  17. Jennifer Matthews

    Jennifer Matthews


    The crying child's name is chris

    • Jennifer Matthews

      Jennifer Matthews


      Also known as c.c sounds like circus baby right

  18. Captain Skittles

    Captain Skittles


    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

  19. DKA Jones

    DKA Jones


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

  20. Bailey Hardee

    Bailey Hardee

    2 órája

    New FNaF trailer, theory time!!!!

  21. HB • Raizo

    HB • Raizo

    2 órája

    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.

  22. Amelea Amelea

    Amelea Amelea

    2 órája

    It makes sense but we’re is Elizabeth

  23. Stardust Holy Crusader

    Stardust Holy Crusader

    2 órája

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

  24. Eirian Jimenez

    Eirian Jimenez

    2 órája

    I always thought it was Christopher ;-;

  25. Ling Xing ching

    Ling Xing ching

    2 órája

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

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      9 perccel

      @Ling Xing ching Idk, I haven't read "real Jake" yet, maybe it said that Jake was one of the Aftons

    • Ling Xing ching

      Ling Xing ching

      17 perccel

      @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy ohhhhh ok but still why assume Evan is the crying child and jake is williams grandson?

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      2 órája

      Chris=fanmade name

  26. Mace Whitehead

    Mace Whitehead

    2 órája

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

  27. Zero Glow

    Zero Glow

    2 órája


    • Zero Glow

      Zero Glow

      2 órája

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

  28. Snow Wave

    Snow Wave

    2 órája

    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.

  29. Ren Jimenez

    Ren Jimenez

    3 órája

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

  30. Joshua Burden

    Joshua Burden

    3 órája

    Fun fact there is a eye behind freedy in FNaF 1

  31. Deegan Lowell

    Deegan Lowell

    3 órája

    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

  32. That One Artist in a Hat

    That One Artist in a Hat

    3 órája

    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!



    3 órája

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

  34. Andrea Soria-Pino

    Andrea Soria-Pino

    3 órája

    Dude his name is Jake

  35. Dragonspitter2 23

    Dragonspitter2 23

    3 órája


  36. Wyvern Studios

    Wyvern Studios

    3 órája

    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

  37. LostParadise


    3 órája

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

  38. Messorems_joker


    3 órája

    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.

  39. Freddy Fazbear

    Freddy Fazbear

    4 órája

    THAT Not Its Name Its Chris Not Evan

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      2 órája

      "Chris" =fanmade name

  40. The_Animal


    4 órája

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

  41. Jaxon Hunt Gaming

    Jaxon Hunt Gaming

    4 órája

    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

  42. Vortexian


    4 órája

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

  43. Blue Fish

    Blue Fish

    4 órája

    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.

  44. Gløwing Mushrøøm

    Gløwing Mushrøøm

    4 órája

    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?

  45. Carl Wheezer

    Carl Wheezer

    4 órája


  46. Big world of Mark

    Big world of Mark

    4 órája

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

  47. Big world of Mark

    Big world of Mark

    4 órája

    The crying child is named Chris Affton

  48. Braden S

    Braden S

    4 órája

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

    • 【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】

      【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】

      4 órája

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

  49. Colton Crawley

    Colton Crawley

    4 órája

    13:42 those eyes jump scared me so bad

  50. Banda Blue Vlogs

    Banda Blue Vlogs

    4 órája

    i wish MATPAT theorize Little Nightmares 2 ❤️

  51. Elliott Lukes

    Elliott Lukes

    5 órája

    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

  52. Elliott Lukes

    Elliott Lukes

    5 órája

    I just wanna say

  53. Evan Hubiak

    Evan Hubiak

    5 órája

    am i the crying child?

  54. TTV_ToxicBryan


    5 órája

    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.

  55. gleam spirit

    gleam spirit

    5 órája

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

  56. Fnaf Lover

    Fnaf Lover

    5 órája

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

  57. so random domo#02

    so random domo#02

    5 órája

    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?

  58. Actinion


    5 órája

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

  59. I've chicken legs

    I've chicken legs

    5 órája

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

  60. Ceksti


    5 órája

    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

  61. Fnaf Lover

    Fnaf Lover

    5 órája

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

  62. Leah .W

    Leah .W

    5 órája

    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

    • Leah .W

      Leah .W

      5 órája

      Look at his eyes just...

  63. Poisonous Angel

    Poisonous Angel

    5 órája

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

  64. Lyefinity


    5 órája

    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.

  65. Baze Chivaluksna

    Baze Chivaluksna

    5 órája

    Is the crying child Gregory from fnaf security breach

  66. Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx

    Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx

    5 órája

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

  67. arlin barrios

    arlin barrios

    5 órája

    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

  68. Rodrigo Rodriguez

    Rodrigo Rodriguez

    5 órája

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

  69. Noah Marshall

    Noah Marshall

    5 órája

    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.

  70. Damien Yuen

    Damien Yuen

    5 órája

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

  71. Noah Burch

    Noah Burch

    6 órája

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

  72. demo boy5

    demo boy5

    6 órája

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

  73. crazytaco x

    crazytaco x

    6 órája

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



    6 órája

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

  75. XxX Little_Blue XxX

    XxX Little_Blue XxX

    6 órája

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

  76. Candy Comillion

    Candy Comillion

    6 órája

    Wait Millie purple animatronics purple guy's daughter

  77. New York Central

    New York Central

    6 órája

    Sorry Evan you got bite. In the head in 83

  78. Delta Comet

    Delta Comet

    6 órája

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

  79. plushy


    6 órája

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

  80. kimino love

    kimino love

    6 órája


  81. Leonard Dement

    Leonard Dement

    6 órája

    You would make a great pennywise

  82. Fruit l o o p s

    Fruit l o o p s

    6 órája

    Short answer: Yes, but actually no.

  83. Keyon Willis

    Keyon Willis

    6 órája

    The crying child name is Christopher Afton/Chris Afton

  84. DankMemeGaming _lol

    DankMemeGaming _lol

    6 órája

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

  85. NotiveRoblox


    7 órája

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

  86. Ant World

    Ant World

    7 órája

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

  87. Midnight 12

    Midnight 12

    7 órája

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

  88. ChloeCAM


    7 órája

    Mat I’m so sorry

  89. Guy Bussieres

    Guy Bussieres

    7 órája

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

  90. Jerry Cardona Hernandez

    Jerry Cardona Hernandez

    7 órája

    crying chiled is chris

  91. Syvulpie


    7 órája

    How did we Evan get to this point?

  92. Raccoonplays


    7 órája

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

  93. Looking4the_ Squad

    Looking4the_ Squad

    7 órája

    His name is Chris

  94. October Sweet

    October Sweet

    7 órája

    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?

  95. jhonesy fortnite

    jhonesy fortnite

    7 órája

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

  96. Awheahs


    7 órája

    For the lazy asses it’s Evan

  97. SockNoises


    7 órája

    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. :>

  98. Ju5t_V.


    7 órája

    this give me goosebumps

  99. bingbank2


    8 órája

    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

  100. Abyssal Fox

    Abyssal Fox

    8 órája

    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