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 ditë më parë

    guess im the crying child guys

    1. Top Knotch
      Top Knotch
      6 ditë më parë

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    2. Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A
      6 ditë më parë

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    3. Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood
      6 ditë më parë

      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 ditë më parë

      @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 ditë më parë

      who u?

  2. KING_ glokkz blangin
    KING_ glokkz blangin
    3 minuta më parë

    Here’s a theory who the 1001 is friendly?

  3. Aydens world
    Aydens world
    23 minuta më parë

    who randomly remeberd fnaf

  4. Rahma Shifa
    Rahma Shifa
    31 minutë më parë

    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.

  5. Spot23 Rolly
    Spot23 Rolly
    32 minuta më parë


  6. richard munoz
    richard munoz
    Orë më parë

    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
      Orë më parë

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

  7. Veaf ST
    Veaf ST
    Orë më parë

    This is getting old now

  8. Filip Zhõng
    Filip Zhõng
    Orë më parë

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

  9. Jennifer Matthews
    Jennifer Matthews
    Orë më parë

    The crying child's name is chris

    1. Jennifer Matthews
      Jennifer Matthews
      Orë më parë

      Also known as c.c sounds like circus baby right

  10. Captain Skittles
    Captain Skittles
    Orë më parë

    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

  11. DKA Jones
    DKA Jones
    Orë më parë

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

  12. Bailey Hardee
    Bailey Hardee
    Orë më parë

    New FNaF trailer, theory time!!!!

  13. HB • Raizo
    HB • Raizo
    Orë më parë

    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.

  14. Amelea Amelea
    Amelea Amelea
    Orë më parë

    It makes sense but we’re is Elizabeth

  15. Stardust Holy Crusader
    Stardust Holy Crusader
    Orë më parë

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

  16. Eirian Jimenez
    Eirian Jimenez
    2 orë më parë

    I always thought it was Christopher ;-;

  17. Ling Xing ching
    Ling Xing ching
    2 orë më parë

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

    1. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Orë më parë

      Chris=fanmade name

  18. Mace Whitehead
    Mace Whitehead
    2 orë më parë

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

  19. Zero Glow
    Zero Glow
    2 orë më parë


    1. Zero Glow
      Zero Glow
      2 orë më parë

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

  20. Snow Wave
    Snow Wave
    2 orë më parë

    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.

  21. Ren Jimenez
    Ren Jimenez
    2 orë më parë

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

  22. Joshua Burden
    Joshua Burden
    2 orë më parë

    Fun fact there is a eye behind freedy in FNaF 1

  23. Deegan Lowell
    Deegan Lowell
    2 orë më parë

    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

  24. That One Artist in a Hat
    That One Artist in a Hat
    2 orë më parë

    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!

    2 orë më parë

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

  26. Andrea Soria-Pino
    Andrea Soria-Pino
    2 orë më parë

    Dude his name is Jake

  27. Dragonspitter2 23
    Dragonspitter2 23
    2 orë më parë


  28. Wyvern Studios
    Wyvern Studios
    3 orë më parë

    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

  29. LostParadise
    3 orë më parë

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

  30. Messorems_joker
    3 orë më parë

    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.

  31. Freddy Fazbear
    Freddy Fazbear
    3 orë më parë

    THAT Not Its Name Its Chris Not Evan

    1. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Orë më parë

      "Chris" =fanmade name

  32. The_Animal
    3 orë më parë

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

  33. Jaxon Hunt Gaming
    Jaxon Hunt Gaming
    3 orë më parë

    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

  34. Vortexian
    3 orë më parë

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

  35. Blue Fish
    Blue Fish
    3 orë më parë

    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.

  36. Gløwing Mushrøøm
    Gløwing Mushrøøm
    3 orë më parë

    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?

  37. Carl Wheezer
    Carl Wheezer
    4 orë më parë


  38. Big world of Mark
    Big world of Mark
    4 orë më parë

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

  39. Big world of Mark
    Big world of Mark
    4 orë më parë

    The crying child is named Chris Affton

  40. Braden S
    Braden S
    4 orë më parë

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

    1. 【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】
      【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】
      3 orë më parë

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

  41. Colton Crawley
    Colton Crawley
    4 orë më parë

    13:42 those eyes jump scared me so bad

  42. Banda Blue Vlogs
    Banda Blue Vlogs
    4 orë më parë

    i wish MATPAT theorize Little Nightmares 2 ❤️

  43. Elliott Lukes
    Elliott Lukes
    4 orë më parë

    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

  44. Elliott Lukes
    Elliott Lukes
    4 orë më parë

    I just wanna say

  45. Evan Hubiak
    Evan Hubiak
    4 orë më parë

    am i the crying child?

  46. TTV_ToxicBryan
    4 orë më parë

    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.

  47. gleam spirit
    gleam spirit
    4 orë më parë

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

  48. Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover
    4 orë më parë

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

  49. so random domo#02
    so random domo#02
    4 orë më parë

    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?

  50. Actinion
    4 orë më parë

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

  51. I've chicken legs
    I've chicken legs
    4 orë më parë

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

  52. Ceksti
    4 orë më parë

    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

  53. Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover
    5 orë më parë

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

  54. Leah .W
    Leah .W
    5 orë më parë

    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
      5 orë më parë

      Look at his eyes just...

  55. Poisonous Angel
    Poisonous Angel
    5 orë më parë

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

  56. Lyefinity
    5 orë më parë

    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.

  57. Baze Chivaluksna
    Baze Chivaluksna
    5 orë më parë

    Is the crying child Gregory from fnaf security breach

  58. Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx
    Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx
    5 orë më parë

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

  59. arlin barrios
    arlin barrios
    5 orë më parë

    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

  60. Rodrigo Rodriguez
    Rodrigo Rodriguez
    5 orë më parë

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

  61. Noah Marshall
    Noah Marshall
    5 orë më parë

    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.

  62. Damien Yuen
    Damien Yuen
    5 orë më parë

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

  63. Noah Burch
    Noah Burch
    5 orë më parë

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

  64. demo boy5
    demo boy5
    5 orë më parë

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

  65. crazytaco x
    crazytaco x
    5 orë më parë

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

    5 orë më parë

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

  67. XxX Little_Blue XxX
    XxX Little_Blue XxX
    5 orë më parë

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

  68. Candy Comillion
    Candy Comillion
    5 orë më parë

    Wait Millie purple animatronics purple guy's daughter

  69. New York Central
    New York Central
    5 orë më parë

    Sorry Evan you got bite. In the head in 83

  70. Delta Comet
    Delta Comet
    5 orë më parë

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

  71. plushy
    6 orë më parë

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

  72. kimino love
    kimino love
    6 orë më parë


  73. Leonard Dement
    Leonard Dement
    6 orë më parë

    You would make a great pennywise

  74. Fruit l o o p s
    Fruit l o o p s
    6 orë më parë

    Short answer: Yes, but actually no.

  75. Keyon Willis
    Keyon Willis
    6 orë më parë

    The crying child name is Christopher Afton/Chris Afton

  76. DankMemeGaming _lol
    DankMemeGaming _lol
    6 orë më parë

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

  77. NotiveRoblox
    6 orë më parë

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

  78. Ant World
    Ant World
    6 orë më parë

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

  79. Midnight 12
    Midnight 12
    6 orë më parë

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

  80. ChloeCAM
    6 orë më parë

    Mat I’m so sorry

  81. Guy Bussieres
    Guy Bussieres
    6 orë më parë

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

  82. Jerry Cardona Hernandez
    Jerry Cardona Hernandez
    7 orë më parë

    crying chiled is chris

  83. Syvulpie
    7 orë më parë

    How did we Evan get to this point?

  84. Raccoonplays
    7 orë më parë

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

  85. Looking4the_ Squad
    Looking4the_ Squad
    7 orë më parë

    His name is Chris

  86. October Sweet
    October Sweet
    7 orë më parë

    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?

  87. jhonesy fortnite
    jhonesy fortnite
    7 orë më parë

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

  88. Awheahs
    7 orë më parë

    For the lazy asses it’s Evan

  89. SockNoises
    7 orë më parë

    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. :>

  90. Ju5t_V.
    7 orë më parë

    this give me goosebumps

  91. bingbank2
    7 orë më parë

    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

  92. Abyssal Fox
    Abyssal Fox
    7 orë më parë

    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

  93. ousama abushagur
    ousama abushagur
    7 orë më parë

    Guys the crying child's name is in the book

  94. jakester 21873
    jakester 21873
    7 orë më parë

    my name is jake and the intro frightened me

  95. Joseph Wright
    Joseph Wright
    7 orë më parë

    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.

  96. FnafAfton
    7 orë më parë

    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.

  97. alluke24
    7 orë më parë

    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.😊

  98. Hurricane-Raptor Gaming
    Hurricane-Raptor Gaming
    7 orë më parë

    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

  99. rhai14
    7 orë më parë

    I hate cassidys face its kinda scary...

    7 orë më parë

    Imagine showing this video to someone in 2014