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
    EvanTubeGaming11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    guess im the crying child guys

  • J night

    J night



  • Top Knotch

    Top Knotch

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  • Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    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 दिवसांपूर्वी

    @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

  • Akshit Singh
    Akshit Singh29 मिनिटांपूर्वी

    Shitposting on another level XD

  • Thomas Angell
    Thomas Angell54 मिनिटांपूर्वी

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

  • lizzy ._.2
    lizzy ._.257 मिनिटांपूर्वी

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

  • thatpvcguy

    The lore in a nutshell: *confusion*

  • Jenisah Tejeda
    Jenisah Tejedaतासापूर्वी

    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 Rexतासापूर्वी

    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


    wait, are you saying that there are 2 springtraps?

    FASTPACKMAN2 7तासापूर्वी

    haha my name is Evan

  • Adelle Hagley
    Adelle Hagleyतासापूर्वी

    The game theorists, Ruining your childhood since 2011.

  • Max chihai
    Max chihaiतासापूर्वी

    Can crying child be Michael

  • The One You Shouldn’t Have Killed
    The One You Shouldn’t Have Killedतासापूर्वी

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

  • Keepongoing446

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

  • Detwand
    Detwand2 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Awesome Bread
    Awesome Bread2 तासांपूर्वी

    It’s reddit, it’s a hard maybe

  • Samuel Ramos
    Samuel Ramos2 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Art Block
    Art Block2 तासांपूर्वी

    I always thought crying child was chris

  • Darkness Cosplays
    Darkness Cosplays3 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Nelson Navarro
    Nelson Navarro3 तासांपूर्वी


  • LogicAlt
    LogicAlt3 तासांपूर्वी

    yes im sold with crying child being evan

  • The RPG
    The RPG3 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Donlee Tv
    Donlee Tv3 तासांपूर्वी

    I just missed alot of stuff

  • louisjaco olivier
    louisjaco olivier3 तासांपूर्वी

    crying child is chris afton

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy


    "Chris" is not canon

  • nicoaparicio1
    nicoaparicio13 तासांपूर्वी

    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 Hanson4 तासांपूर्वी

    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 Fujiforest4 तासांपूर्वी


  • Tidiane Sanders
    Tidiane Sanders4 तासांपूर्वी

    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 gaurd4 तासांपूर्वी

    Please move on.

  • Jack Brolly
    Jack Brolly5 तासांपूर्वी


  • Jack Brolly
    Jack Brolly5 तासांपूर्वी


  • Antonio Friends
    Antonio Friends5 तासांपूर्वी

    I did not think that fnaf was still a thing

  • jimmyrobo61
    jimmyrobo615 तासांपूर्वी

    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 Marasigan5 तासांपूर्वी

    Cassidy looked scary

  • Levi Gardner
    Levi Gardner5 तासांपूर्वी

    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 Gaming5 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Queen Brie Gaming
    Queen Brie Gaming5 तासांपूर्वी

    I thought his name was Chris/Christopher

  • Queen Brie Gaming

    Queen Brie Gaming

    5 तासांपूर्वी

    I mean I’m probably wrong

  • Captain Cookie
    Captain Cookie5 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Dr.Slime-Roblox
    Dr.Slime-Roblox6 तासांपूर्वी


  • IceWyvernBoy WyvernLover
    IceWyvernBoy WyvernLover6 तासांपूर्वी

    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 Yasinsen6 तासांपूर्वी

    The crying child is chris

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    6 तासांपूर्वी

    "Chris" is not canon

  • Mallory Wiley
    Mallory Wiley6 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    6 तासांपूर्वी

    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 Joch6 तासांपूर्वी

    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_ Doggos6 तासांपूर्वी


  • Nightmare Alt
    Nightmare Alt6 तासांपूर्वी

    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! !¡!6 तासांपूर्वी

    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.

  • aiger akabane
    aiger akabane7 तासांपूर्वी

    isn’t the name of the crying child chris afton

  • aiger akabane

    aiger akabane

    6 तासांपूर्वी


  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    6 तासांपूर्वी

    Chris=fannade name

    RDMANGLE7 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • KrazyGa
    KrazyGa7 तासांपूर्वी

    Evan gang rise up

  • Ianachiuc Darius
    Ianachiuc Darius7 तासांपूर्वी

    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 38767 तासांपूर्वी

    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

    6 तासांपूर्वी

    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 Ronz7 तासांपूर्वी

    I think crying child isn't Evan but maybe jake

  • Mark Leighton
    Mark Leighton8 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Fernando Duron
    Fernando Duron8 तासांपूर्वी

    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 god8 तासांपूर्वी


  • HR2
    HR28 तासांपूर्वी

    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 Petrović8 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • DeenMachine29
    DeenMachine298 तासांपूर्वी

    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

  • Ryann Lewis
    Ryann Lewis9 तासांपूर्वी

    shouldn't it be jake then?

  • Joshua Grainger
    Joshua Grainger9 तासांपूर्वी

    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

  • Princel Panganoron
    Princel Panganoron9 तासांपूर्वी

    A lot of people say the crying child is named chris

  • Gacha Hanz

    Gacha Hanz

    9 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    9 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Matthew Whitham
    Matthew Whitham9 तासांपूर्वी

    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.

  • Callie H
    Callie H9 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • DeenMachine29
    DeenMachine299 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • DeenMachine29


    9 तासांपूर्वी


  • sijawir official
    sijawir official9 तासांपूर्वी


  • madL88p
    madL88p10 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Alyas Watson
    Alyas Watson10 तासांपूर्वी

    The crying child name is Chris Afton

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    9 तासांपूर्वी

    Chris=fan made name

  • Cleveland Rock
    Cleveland Rock11 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • CT 6468
    CT 646811 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • slop pop
    slop pop11 तासांपूर्वी

    the books out

  • Mina
    Mina11 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Rory pay attention To your Mum
    Rory pay attention To your Mum11 तासांपूर्वी

    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

  • slop pop
    slop pop11 तासांपूर्वी

    the start sound like pennywise

  • Hikari
    Hikari11 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Aiden Biller
    Aiden Biller12 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Snowstriker05
    Snowstriker0512 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • Xxhoney_bearxX
    Xxhoney_bearxX12 तासांपूर्वी

    I thought his name was chris???

  • Cole Milwee
    Cole Milwee12 तासांपूर्वी

    good video :)

  • Yeroc 64
    Yeroc 6413 तासांपूर्वी

    2:06 why W H Y

  • Tymek95
    Tymek9513 तासांपूर्वी

    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

  • Vinnie Stevenson
    Vinnie Stevenson13 तासांपूर्वी

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

  • M I M I C Y O U
    M I M I C Y O U13 तासांपूर्वी

    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?

  • Eren Jane Ricarte
    Eren Jane Ricarte15 तासांपूर्वी

    Come on matpat do a theory on fnaf security breach trailer

  • 6V
    6V15 तासांपूर्वी

    Just give a male child a female name. Its that simple, as that happens in real life. Edit: I mean Eva, take out the N.

  • Lucas Ventura
    Lucas Ventura15 तासांपूर्वी

    did you see the new security breach gameplay trailer from play station

  • Skittle Bunny
    Skittle Bunny15 तासांपूर्वी

    Good god fnaf 4 was 6 years ago??? Jesus im old...

  • Itz_Bøba FNaF
    Itz_Bøba FNaF15 तासांपूर्वी

    MatPat is taking too long lets motivate him with a control shock

  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall15 तासांपूर्वी

    Do very little nightmares

  • SeTRo Sprayz
    SeTRo Sprayz15 तासांपूर्वी

    I was thinking and what if it was all a dream and that's why so much stuff keep switching up and is so confusing I mean we already seen a kid in his room with his bed

  • Bryana Totherow
    Bryana Totherow16 तासांपूर्वी

    In the Security Breach trailer it says “Gregory we’ll find a way to get you out” or something and Gregory was probably the boy in the shot which looks like C.C . I personally think his name is Gregory but that could be aswell.

  • the skeleton shadow
    the skeleton shadow16 तासांपूर्वी

    Why don't you guys just start asking Scott Hill might leave you a hint or something

  • Joey _The Tiny
    Joey _The Tiny16 तासांपूर्वी

    Either I’m over thinking or what. BUT. The most recent trailer of security breach mentions the boy named “Gregory.” Also notice how the aesthetic of the new game gives off an 80’s vibe if the crying child was the first bite victim in the 80’s does that make this crying child’s name “Gregory” I could be wrong based on the time line and characters. I haven’t done all the research but it hit me weird the time zones at least. It just is a bit weird how security breach looks like the 80’s but the first few games don’t have the same technology as the others. I don’t know 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Cruz Crane
    Cruz Crane16 तासांपूर्वी

    I thought it was "The Bite of 87" not 83

  • derin
    derin16 तासांपूर्वी

    0:36 if i were jake: geez fine

  • fouoii gyhh
    fouoii gyhh17 तासांपूर्वी

    Can I just say Gregory could be a recreation of crying child (or the same person) what I mean by this is Gregory could be the crying child PUT BACK TOGETHER

  • 中国語凯撒巴伐利亚
    中国語凯撒巴伐利亚17 तासांपूर्वी

    who's reddit

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    9 तासांपूर्वी

    @fouoii gyhh Chris=fan made name

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

    11 तासांपूर्वी

    @fouoii gyhh boi its not

  • fouoii gyhh

    fouoii gyhh

    17 तासांपूर्वी

    Boi his name is chris

  • Evan Karr
    Evan Karr17 तासांपूर्वी

    i don’t like this

  • Fathoudini 123
    Fathoudini 12317 तासांपूर्वी

    Ok,so mini theory,the tallies r all the nights Michael has survived,before being scooped. He was filling out the book as he went along,maybe while his popcorn was cooking or somtheing,and with the one set of tallies that only has 4 marks,it's at this point where he was scooped,and stuffed with some endo spaghetti,so he wasn't able to "finish" those tallies(note that this includes the games 1-7). Before u say that there was 2 games after that,he just didn't make that last tally because he didn't see it as him finishing the night, ennard was calling the shots so to speak,And yes,I know that this has nothing to do with the crying child's name,but,it's just something that makes sense to me. But,hey,that's just a theory,a game Theory! Please like so matpat might see this

  • Lord beerme or us
    Lord beerme or us18 तासांपूर्वी

    What if the spirit of Cassidy can go back and forth to Golden Freddy and psychic friend fredbear

  • 日 MilkyChan 日
    日 MilkyChan 日18 तासांपूर्वी

    *Matpat I can’t eat Lemons*

  • Khanh Pham
    Khanh Pham18 तासांपूर्वी

    I think crying child is Gregory

  • OracleZAN
    OracleZAN18 तासांपूर्वी

    His name is Chris Afton

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

    9 तासांपूर्वी

    @Gacha Hanz wtf

  • Gacha Hanz

    Gacha Hanz

    9 तासांपूर्वी

    @Attack Helicopter its just a animation about the bite

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

    11 तासांपूर्वी

    @OracleZAN what lore movies

  • Echo CT-21-0408

    Echo CT-21-0408

    16 तासांपूर्वी

    Dude that’s not canon

  • OracleZAN


    16 तासांपूर्वी

    @Echo CT-21-0408 yeah the lore movies the crying child in the bite of 83 iris says wow Chris is the birthday party so boring that even the birthday boy falls asleep