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

    guess im the crying child guys

    • J night
      J night


    • Top Knotch
      Top Knotch

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    • Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    • Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood

      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

      @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

  • Eren Jane Ricarte
    Eren Jane Ricarte

    *sign*bye i guess

  • Lewis Friar
    Lewis Friar

    You watched security breach

  • D’onta Does
    D’onta Does

    MatPat as the next Pennywise Confirmed?

  • united kibbles
    united kibbles

    Remember when Matt said the logbook was meant to reveal golden freddy’s name? It seems it meant both names, Cassidy and the Crying Child’s

  • maddy art and gacha
    maddy art and gacha

    Who else noticed that the new fazbear frights 7 tag along freddy toy and it's description kind of looks like and sounds like the description for lonely freddy from fazbear frights 2?... That's sus. Edit : I mean they are both toys that follow a certain kid from someone controlling it ( the father in the story " the cliffs " and the employees in the " lonely freddy " story, ) they are both freddy, they both have a speaker that the person controlling it can hear ( Alec in " lonely freddy " and tyler in " the cliffs " ), and the toys are for kids who don't have any friends. Like in the new story tyler ( the father's kid ) is a lonely kid after his mother died and has no friends at daycare, then they get tag along freddy, tyler goes missing, tag along freddy keeps telling the dad to go to the cliffs and they find him there. So tag along freddy was more like a friend in the story. And in " lonely freddy " is when a teen Alec wants to expose his sister for being a spoiled brat, that backfires and goes in the storage room to cry, lonely freddy comes and tries to befriend Alec and cheer him up. Only to steal his original body. So my theory is that tag along freddy is alec's form of lonely freddy, he felt bad for not being a good brother so when he got a new owner he tried to help. But the father thought he did something to tyler and burned him, then he kept texting him from the watch because he knew where he went. And then when the father finally did what the bear said he found his son. Just my theory though.

  • BrokeBoiCouncil

    Let's just call the crying child Eric. Eric Afton.

  • xYAMZx G4MER
    xYAMZx G4MER

    i have a dum thing in my mind rn if only his big bro michael afton didnt kill "crying child" there would probably no problem with fazbear entertainment unless william did something to the robots or myb haunted vanessa's dream first

    • xYAMZx G4MER
      xYAMZx G4MER

      @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy thats a good point like i said dum hting in my head

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      I don't think so, he would have killed those 6 children anyway, since he needed to know about the remnant

  • Erin Bathie-Moore
    Erin Bathie-Moore

    I am DEFINITELY sold on CC being Evan

  • Stephanie Ho
    Stephanie Ho

    i don't even play FNAF but i've been following this series religiously....

  • Finbob

    11:18 me: so the name Evan means nothing? Ok 11:25 me: I don’t know what I expected

  • that ain't Sapphire
    that ain't Sapphire

    About the Evan and Michael well what's there dad name gonna be William

  • Sleeolo

    I'm just waiting for the final showdown of Evan vs Michael

  • AD.Double

    I'm sending this to everyone I know and more Thank - Q TwT

  • Eggs Benerdict
    Eggs Benerdict

    I thoght the crieing child's name was chris

  • Umbreon Gurl
    Umbreon Gurl

    Ok, I have a serious question. Am I the only who heard that Crying Child's name is Chris? If anyone has heard this, please tell me why it's a theory. I need to know the theory

  • fingerstyle for JESUS
    fingerstyle for JESUS

    Jesus loves you all😇

  • Ab Cd
    Ab Cd

    And here I am wondering why Freddy fazbear is the most irrelevant animatronic in fnaf

  • Dj Waltzz
    Dj Waltzz

    maybe we draw 8bit foxy and check his mouth:)

  • 204 Shadow
    204 Shadow

    weird thought. what if that's the crying child in security breach?????????? just a random child I guess, because he's dead anyway lol

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      more than 30 years have passed since the bite, so you're right about his death

  • ThatRandomNoah

    If FNAF's lore and story EVER get a fully fleshed out timeline explaining everything.... Matpat, trust me, you should definitely make a final video that explains it from the beginning to the end. Because good god I think half of us who watch these videos have no idea what's even going on anymore.

  • Ryah the panda
    Ryah the panda

    Poor Balloon boy and balloon girl :(

  • Nur Qaisara Najla Mohd Redza Azhab
    Nur Qaisara Najla Mohd Redza Azhab

    crying child real name chris Afton possess shadow freddy

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      no, no, no no "Chris" is a fanon name, and where did you find the connection between Shadow Freddy and C.C.?

  • Downbubbles2

    2:30 well yes Matpat, but.... you forgot this. *Whats the name of William’s wife?*

  • King Dragon
    King Dragon

    What if at some point the lack of a name is a plot point in a game. He’s got a screwed up brain so him not remembering his own name is something I can see


    I thought the crying Child name was Chris

  • Darkshade

    I think you should do another fnaf timeline because A LOT changes since the last timeline video you did.

  • umak71

    wait he said open the cabnet jake but why did he need jake to open the cabnet because he can already open it because the cabnet opens, Hey but thats just a theory a game theory

  • Ayendy Salcedo
    Ayendy Salcedo

    No cap the song he sang sound like mandjtvs meme review into

    • Ayendy Salcedo
      Ayendy Salcedo


  • Lexi Montoya
    Lexi Montoya

    are you going to make a video about the new fnaf trailer for security breach

  • SideChat Sideshow
    SideChat Sideshow

    I don't know if it was intentional or not but in the first minute of this video Mat sounded exactly like Pennywise in IT 2 when he's luring in that little girl he eats 🤣

  • Alejandro Superstar
    Alejandro Superstar

    mat pat what exactly are the glamroock animatronic because I found some evidence from the new trailer the the glamroocks are funtime animatronic

  • Jet's Multiverse
    Jet's Multiverse

    Ok, so I don't think that this will be seen by Matpat or anything but I have a theory on who Phone-guy is, well, more of just a random thought that popped into my head while watching the Purple-Guy song but you got the point. My thought is that the guy talking on the phone is Henry and that he left recorded messages to warn the Nightguards about the dangers of the pizzerias. I literally have no evidence to support this other than the fact that to me it makes logical sense but I think it is a fun concept none the less and if this ever get a video make about it (which I HIGHLY doubt it will) but if it for some reason does get a video made about it I know that the gametheory team could come up with something! (Love your work by the way, keep it up!)

  • Hyde

    Five nights at freddy's

  • death ganger
    death ganger

    Wasn’t there a file in fnaf 4 of his name I remember watching a video about his name

  • Phacey Omni
    Phacey Omni

    So "Even" we finally have his name.

  • Brandie

    his name is criss

    • Smile.69.mp4

      His name is not chris

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      Chris is a fanmade name

  • Local someone
    Local someone

    FNaF fandom watching this like: 👁️💧👄💧👁️

  • Wolf Warrior Air100
    Wolf Warrior Air100

    I think I'm definitely sold on Evan being the crying child's name

  • Sharita Patterson
    Sharita Patterson

    So there is no chris afton ?

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      Yeah that name is fanmade

  • Omega bacon
    Omega bacon

    Idea that I’ve had scene security breach was revealed , what if Jeremy was creating a mask, a rabbit mask like vany. One of glitchtraps requirements seems to be to make a costume. Glitchtrap making Jeremy cut off his own face doesn’t make sense because what’s the point. I know it’s not relevant to this theory but still something to consider.

  • VibingVince

    Matpat, Christopher Afton is crying child.

    • Smile.69.mp4


    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      No Chris is a fanmade name dumby

  • Bacon Gamer
    Bacon Gamer

    i guess he is afton's son michael

  • Caleb Fitzgerald
    Caleb Fitzgerald

    It seems plausible. Even though security breach is a new story which was said a lot cause you know... Scott likes to toy with us but I have a feel live either in the books or in the new game will either confirm Evan or give us another name, possibly the girl with straight black hair in the logbook

  • Djrocktv 1
    Djrocktv 1

    I think crying child's Christoper Afton but for short just Chris

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      No Chris is a fanmade name

  • Eden England
    Eden England

    tfw matpat tries to say that his terrible hollow knight theory was intentionally wrong -_-

  • gaming guy
    gaming guy

    I thought crying child is Micheal

  • emma gordon
    emma gordon


  • Not Laylah
    Not Laylah

    This will be the last fnaf video on the channel

  • meteverz15

    I forget about the theory that crying child is possessing shadow freddy and name chris

  • Emma Chota
    Emma Chota

    Matpat I have a theory, i hope you put into consideration. I just watched all the security breach trailers and I just wanna say this. I don't think the crying child is Evan I think he is Gregory from the new fnaf game or is at least a possible friend of Gregory. Here's why, in the trailer there is a scene of a child in front monitors. If you turn the brightness up a little he has a striped shirt, and Vanny/Vanessa calls out Gregory. Another reason is because in another scene Vanny says," I'll put you back to bed". Didn't the crying child is from fnaf four that took place in a bedroom. Another thing I'll let you figure out is take a close look at the security guard for the new game, i hope she will look a little furmiliar.

  • Random Guy
    Random Guy

    What if Scott didn’t name the crying child and now he’s gonna see this and name him Evan Lol

  • peach_ fox
    peach_ fox

    Theory time for morty ok so I do believe that in the new fnaf game play at the end you see a hand witch you see a purple light and rotten skin/ raisin skin the fingers have pointy fingers made if metal i think because of the rotten skin this may be mike the glowing .ight matches to sl ending he has glowing purple eyes and for the fingers it could be part of the theory ether he's a robot or it resembles what was inside of him before but some might say this is william but that not true william is glitchtrap meaning he would have a soft yellow green suit with round fingers this would prove the theory of each game revolves around micheal a this is just my theory also pleas make a theory on the new game play video thx

  • Sofia Rojas
    Sofia Rojas

    There is a new trailer, sir, SiR, PlEase, PlEAsE COVEr It D:

  • F34R LIONN 2
    F34R LIONN 2

    0:19 ayo?

  • Squirrel Warlord
    Squirrel Warlord

    Flowey? Why are you opening a fnaf video get back to your own game

  • Tenya Iida
    Tenya Iida

    Im not sure but i think hiis name is "Chris"

    • Tenya Iida
      Tenya Iida

      @6A_Jade Paath i know and i like it so its my theory

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      Chris is a fanmade name

  • Ollie-pop M
    Ollie-pop M

    The crying child's name is actually is chris trust me please.

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath


  • TheReal CryingChild
    TheReal CryingChild


  • Jazon

    i feel like at this point even Scott has zero clues on wtf is going on

  • Shanea Green
    Shanea Green

    Lol this is all wrong crying child’s name is cross aften it says it on the bite of 83 yall look realy dum

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      @Shanea Green Chris is a fanmade name idiot

    • Shanea Green
      Shanea Green

      Cris I meant

  • izuku midoriya
    izuku midoriya

    His name is chris afton

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      Chris is a fanmade name

  • Steve F
    Steve F

    The crying child’s name is Steve. Check again.

  • Tobekers

    You haven't really looked at fnaf 3 to much?

  • Tobekers

    Did you ever think that blue and red make purple and purple guy can be mad and sad

  • Tobekers

    Can you put the numbers from the mini game in fnaf?

  • The one emo kid in the back Onyx
    The one emo kid in the back Onyx

    Hi recently I’ve been watching your fnaf theory videos and you go into detail about the purple telephone a lot saying how it was something the two afton sons would be aware of but there’s something that you didn’t mention or did in a earlier video but wouldn’t that give you also the answer to who the phone guy is

  • Tims X
    Tims X

    I think those in-game Scott's games, mentioned in fnaf VR, are the secret minigames in fnaf games, like Mangle's quest and give life.

  • Alexia Fudge
    Alexia Fudge

    I think crying child's name is Chris (just guessing)

  • Alexia Fudge
    Alexia Fudge


  • Exposur3ツ

    You know my names Jake and that intro Is just horrifying

  • Chunkens

    Maybe his name is eva and begame transgender

  • Fulvia Gomez
    Fulvia Gomez

    so 1 it was mike now it Evan irony get it

  • Marc Bou Saleh
    Marc Bou Saleh

    This got boring honestly

  • Zero898

    Yo Matpat could Maria Rodriguez from step closer be Cassidy's older sister before you guys come at me saying that's an awful theory just hear me out. Maria is a girl who is Pete's age who we know is the counterpart of Michael Afton (foxybro) and She has black hair and lips that were glossy red. She also has bright green eyes with long eyelashes and a few freckles on her nose and who also is an older sister to her younger sister. And we know that Cassidy has black hair as well and she is most likely Evan Afton's age or at least near to his age (crying child's name not 100% confirmed) so could it be that maria is Cassidy's older sister and that Cassidy's full name is Cassidy Rodriguez. Obviously this is just a theory a game theory! But it could be true you never know.

  • Chris Ortiz
    Chris Ortiz

    you were in random encounters song

  • Chris Ortiz
    Chris Ortiz

    Do you guys remember when he was in a song in Freddy Fazbear's baby I love you

  • Caleb Sanders
    Caleb Sanders

    • Caleb Sanders
      Caleb Sanders

  • Chaos VxOv
    Chaos VxOv

    His name cant be Evan. In the book Evan is a grown man and in the games the crying child/(Evan?) died due to the bite.

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      @i cant think of a name yep

    • i cant think of a name
      i cant think of a name

      The books and the games are seperate canons, although they are meant to draw parallels between each other (the Fazbear Frights books are intended for that purpose, the Charlie trilogy is not meant to solve lore.)

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      The book is for the game lore not really about the age or other like Mike from the book that is still a kid when Mike in the games hes a adult (Sorry Im not good at explaining and my English is bad)

  • AngerOwl29

    Why did i think his name was Jake this entire time? Who even is Jake? Anyway I'm still convinced that Scott doesn't actually have the story planned, he just adds tidbits of random stuff for the fans to "decode" and uses what he likes best to create more lore

  • FarrellWolf

    Matt your forgetting that we are talking about the serious game that had us put a number into a wall, so I don't think its a stretch at all.

  • something original
    something original

    Matpat:*has been trying to solve fnaf for years now* Reddit:*supposedly solves fnaf Matpat:*visible Anger*

  • good boi
    good boi

    When the closet opened in the black i saw fnad 1 golden freddie junpscare

    • good boi
      good boi


  • Soul

    Hey can anyone explain this to me why does Micheal have the memorys of Elizabeth's voice lines was he there when she was asking William? I'm really confused

  • Samantha Trujillo
    Samantha Trujillo

    it's c.c

  • Litzamary Benítez
    Litzamary Benítez

    Evan could be the criyng child

  • Anita Paniagua
    Anita Paniagua

    The binding of the crying child

  • Daisy Lewis-Gist
    Daisy Lewis-Gist

    a new fnaf Comercial came out like 6 days ago and it said the name Gregory Idk if this is important but the security officer is a female and not one of the aftons

  • nyctophiliq

    cc your name is evan :)

  • Gage Ebert
    Gage Ebert

    I have no words

  • Gage Ebert
    Gage Ebert


  • TyrantBoi09

    Dude idk why but everytime i watch a fnaf theory i get goosebumps.

  • Malik Narayanin
    Malik Narayanin

    We need a full recap of the lore, Mat. most of us can't keep up with all the changes and updates to the lore.

  • K.R.J random channel
    K.R.J random channel

    So, black bird is a same story, different version sort of thing? Also, my Theory is that golden Freddy isn't the only shared animatronic I think there is 2 soals in circus baby, as one minute she wants to help, next she kidnapped you, perhaps the green eyed girl from fnaf 4

  • Henry games
    Henry games

    13:32 and why is this surprising I’m just saying like there is billions of people and who knows how many people are named Evan but..

  • jade espinal
    jade espinal

    with the gacha i have been watching,his name is chris

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy yeah the Chris believer is dumb and Im a Mikebully too

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      @6A_Jade Paath I agree but,I believe in "MikeBully"or are you talking about the name "chris"?

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy even doe Im a gachatuber but i think the people who believe chrisvictim is dum

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      lol, do you really think the gacha has the correct canon?

    • 6A_Jade Paath
      6A_Jade Paath

      Chris is a fanmade name the fans have to crying child his name is Evan now

  • Henry games
    Henry games

    For a second I thought his name was Eva lol

  • Henry games
    Henry games

    Evan afton.. has a nice ring to it

  • Love- Unicorn
    Love- Unicorn

    One theory is that the crying child is name Chirs lol might not true

  • Eri Chan
    Eri Chan

    Everyone: WHO IS DA CRYING CHILD? Gacha community: Chris, duh.