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
    EvanTubeGaming8 dagen geleden

    guess im the crying child guys

  • Top Knotch

    Top Knotch

    7 dagen geleden

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  • Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A

    7 dagen geleden

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

    7 dagen geleden

    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

    7 dagen geleden

    @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

    7 dagen geleden

    who u?

  • crystal kate
    crystal kate6 minuten geleden

    why did i think that the crying child is Chris afton?-

  • Ibrahim Kabbout
    Ibrahim Kabbout6 minuten geleden

    fnaf is basically william afton it always comes back

  • 14Hazzy14
    14Hazzy1425 minuten geleden

    did anyone else think the begining skit was going to be about Mat sitting in the closet recording the voice overs xD

  • Shadow
    Shadow33 minuten geleden

    You got every thing but remember this is a different world, in our world dead children can't control robots, we need to think outside the box

  • Asiko Lander
    Asiko Lander46 minuten geleden

    His name is chris

  • Skeletr0n
    Skeletr0nUur geleden

    My real name is Jake and this started playing while I was asleep and I started losing it around 2:50 in the morning... I am not sleeping tonight. Holy SH*T

    SARAH EGANUur geleden

    This is totally in a different game called FNAF help wanted now my theory Stars we see in the game the tape girl says the dude in the game could see glitchtrap so we know glitchtrap was in the game before she went in what if the real glitchtrap took over his body and now he was glitchtrap and when she went to test the game he saw a chance to escape so he did the same thing with her and then we see William go into the game years later but I think she did the same thing with William and that's why we see William killing kids i think she went insane and that's why we see William killing kids but she was in control the entire time and she ended up becoming springtrap please correct me if you think I'm wrong

  • Jocelyn Dela Rosa
    Jocelyn Dela RosaUur geleden

    crying childs real name is "Christopher Afton"

  • Jocelyn Dela Rosa

    Jocelyn Dela Rosa

    Uur geleden

    chris for short...

  • Zane4Dad
    Zane4DadUur geleden

    So are we all just going to pretend balloon boy doesn't exist?

  • Aidann
    AidannUur geleden

    Ive never touched a FNAF game/book & yet it still watch these

  • garronn
    garronnUur geleden

    Hey MatPat, could you do your next FNaF theory on something from the games like; could a FNaF animatronic as depicted in the game actually exist in the 1980's or 1990's, or would leaving an animatronic turned off over night actually damage it enough to be more cost effective to leaving them turned on over night, or even if a company in the 1980's could actually get away with an employee contract/handbook that is as sketchy as what we see in the games?

  • Lewis Briones
    Lewis BrionesUur geleden

    *Me: raging cause the crying child is chris afton, and chris afton is shadow freddy* *Also me: being calm cause its just a theory*

  • jigbigking
    jigbigkingUur geleden

    The crying child name is "Evan" Fans: *TRIGGERD* Actually wait an minute.... I think scott really knows the theory and we're just solving it but how can he tell us?

  • Kitty- -Kat
    Kitty- -Kat2 uur geleden

    13:35 i heard this and said "NO!" out loud bruh scott cawthon is a mad genius and a major troll i stg we love him for it tho

  • Felipe Benevides
    Felipe Benevides2 uur geleden

    matpat pleaseeee do a video on valorant lore. you will love it, theres a lot of hidden stuff

  • Yua _ Jeshaih
    Yua _ Jeshaih2 uur geleden

    My Moms name us Evan Her full name is Evan Angili T Cuizon

  • LaylaCat
    LaylaCat2 uur geleden

    I think Evan is definitely something. Sure, we need more evidence, but I think we’re definitely on the right track.

  • musical_week
    musical_week2 uur geleden

    I thought the crying childs name wad Chris?

  • Sakura_Gacha
    Sakura_Gacha2 uur geleden

    I really really think it's Chris Afton other known as Christopher Afton

  • Sakura_Gacha


    2 uur geleden

    Chris even has a song for it

  • SavedBurrito565
    SavedBurrito5652 uur geleden

    That’s it. He’s gone full schitzo

  • Savage Beast
    Savage Beast2 uur geleden

    RWQFSFASXC (SHADOW BONNIE) IS GLITCHTRAP! Both names have ten letters, they both are purple glitches in the games, (fnaf 3 minigame). Also they just stare, and randomly (not so much in VR) appear. And in fnaf 3 RWQFSFASXC gives cake... WHAT DO WE SEE AT THE END OF VR! I may not have alot of evidence, but that never stopped Matpat before, so I leave it to you to decide if it is possible.

  • Casually Casual
    Casually Casual3 uur geleden

    That moment when ......

  • Hermit Mann
    Hermit Mann3 uur geleden

    Matpat should make a overview episode on FNAF going over what he got right, wrong, and what he expects in the future.

  • Allycat
    Allycat3 uur geleden

    Jeez fnaf is a hard storyline to understand, I only get the gist couldn't explain timelines and dates. wow! Scott has a good imagination. It's nice how the lore is spread throughout all the games and books. I also like how Scott also appealed to the ones including myself, and others who like to think about a series even deeper. Scott's probably like let me see how much they can figure out and see how close they get to how I planned the story. FNAF reminds me of a long running show and I like it no matter how confusing some things are! Wow image if after the movie or movies fnaf turned into a show that would be cool!

    HOOSHANG RAMSARI3 uur geleden

    I watched this video 5 times

  • Every game On air
    Every game On air3 uur geleden

    How dose Evan become the brother then they would have 4 children

    Z1P THE PROTOGEN3 uur geleden

    Wow.......evan.....*sigh*....tbh I prefer the name Chris......because I feel more comfortable with the name.....but Evan?...*sigh*....idk this might just ruined fnaf for me.....i might go to back to sonic.....smh.....not to be a drama king but I for real prefer Chris because how long we have named him that it nows feels awkward saying that his name is actually Evan after this whole time.....but this is just my opinion so plz don't flame me :(..... And again this might be just another literal "theory" sad because of actually going to sleep sad because of this........smh -_-



    3 uur geleden

    Again note: I m not saying that I hate it.....but I just don't know about it yet......this might take tome to get used to........A LOT!!! OF TIME!!!!!

  • null
    null3 uur geleden

    I’ll never fall out of fnaf lore

  • Mia Davis
    Mia Davis3 uur geleden

    Balloon boy isn’t a name nor crying child

  • Teddy Bear
    Teddy Bear4 uur geleden

    Matt: The Crying Child Doesn’t Have a Name Every gachatuber that makes Afton family videos: *c h r i s*

  • amateurArtisan
    amateurArtisan4 uur geleden

    JAKE LIKE JAKE ENGLISH FROM HOMESTUCK ?/?//?///??????????//??????/

  • amateurArtisan


    4 uur geleden

    Okay, I'll leave now.

  • Nicole Schader
    Nicole Schader4 uur geleden


    CRUSADE APPRENTICE4 uur geleden

    He should have locked tge cabinet

  • Pillow PawUwU
    Pillow PawUwU4 uur geleden

    Hey mat Pat listen the silver eyes takes place in a restaurant in a mall now look at the security breach map a mall.I’m thinking that the silver eyes has a major part in the new game please see this

  • ThickessKing Production
    ThickessKing Production4 uur geleden

    And all this time I that the crying child's name was Chris Afton lol 😆 .

  • ella tsumiki
    ella tsumiki4 uur geleden

    E V A N

  • TabOut Stories
    TabOut Stories4 uur geleden

    Bro I wanna see a Titanfall 2 theory

  • Monke Productions
    Monke Productions4 uur geleden

    crying child is William Aftons other son

  • HEY You're That One Dude
    HEY You're That One Dude4 uur geleden

    Your still at it...?

  • Butter Fly
    Butter Fly5 uur geleden

    Every other FNAF novel: Has a connection to FNAF Blackbird: He’s, well, he’s a little different.

  • Call me gally
    Call me gally5 uur geleden

    At this point I just want to know if Scott has had the whole story sorted out from the beginning or he just goes along with it and likes to see us confused.

  • N3XuS47
    N3XuS475 uur geleden

    In the new security breach gameplay trailer at 0:55 Gregory has 2 lines on his back which is the same to the crying child. Gregory is the crying child

  • Orchid_Chan___
    Orchid_Chan___5 uur geleden

    Did you guys see the Security Breach trailer? Well, the first time that you hear the girls voice she says something about "Gregory." She says this while a boy, with a dark-colored shirt with white stripes is in the frame. hm.

  • Paddy Mc
    Paddy Mc5 uur geleden

    Imagine a world, where MatPat ain't selling his soul to Fnaf every month? Imagine. Imagine.

  • The Person In The Corner Of Your Room
    The Person In The Corner Of Your Room5 uur geleden

    Three things 1. I have a friend named Evan imma call him Crying Child but he doesn't know fnaf so that will be fun for a while until I break down and explain the whole fnaf lore (that I know) 2. (This is something that my half asleep brain thought of) what if the man who hired Stanley was Micheal? I mean it probably wasn't but um I thought about it and um I mean hes probably not but still 3. HAPPY CHILD LMAOOOO

  • Fire Flames4115
    Fire Flames41155 uur geleden

    When the "evan" showing up on the screen with glitching around... and i turned off the sounds, and play the video.. and it show evan, and I just felt that i hear boss music or somthing lmao

  • R.AnimeSoulsborne
    R.AnimeSoulsborne5 uur geleden

    What if...Henry Emily has been pulling the strings ever since BEFORE William Afton killed the children and BEFORE anyone from HIS or William's familly died, maybe HE made "a deal with the devil" and made HIMSELF and William "immortal",without William knowing and "Mike" or Michael was the only child of William's who inherited the immortaliy, and maybe Henry IS the "owner" of Fazbear Entertainment ,plus, intended the "deaths" of Michael's children to make him feel "Agony" and kill the children to stuff them to the suits on purpose for their souls to make agony, AND, maybe...Henry promised to "put his children backtogether", HE didn't think that William would survive or maybe he isn't alive, maybe not; Btw,Henry probably is the one who created the Stichwraith and is in it, along with the two kids, it's just a theory, a game....oh wait. By "immortality" I mean that his soul can't leave his body. Also I forgot to mention that maybe William has split personalities and glitchtrap is the other personality and the true murderer,plus the deaths of his family drove William insane. PS:Sorry it sounds like a Rick and Morty rant, btw maybe Evan is Henry's second child,not William's, and is forgotten by Henry and did not inherit his immortality like his sibling , or he's just William's kid and became Shadow Freddy and Glitchtrap is Shadow Bonie triying to manifest himself as a shadow but fails unlike Evan who is a "complete soul" and can do it easier, plus, he is part of Golden Freddy, I think? Maybe Henry has a different name and changed it to Henry, maybe he is the game version of Oswald from the books, can't wait for the next video....I hope you make a video explaining Springtrap's many designs.

    CRISPY BWAII5 uur geleden

    when i heard the name honestly it shook me i think it fits

  • ImNotWolfie 123 []they-them[]
    ImNotWolfie 123 []they-them[]5 uur geleden


  • That 1 Boi
    That 1 Boi6 uur geleden

    So, physic friend Fredbear’s eyes are cameras, right? And Toy Chica has those same eyes. Maybe she’s gathering visual evidence. So, what does that mean for Golden Freddy? Do Evan and Cassidy see through cameras in the animatronics? Maybe the reason Golden Freddy can’t move is because the souls are stuck in a computer, only seeing the outside world via cameras in the head?? But hey, that’s just an idea - a game idea! Thanks for reading.

  • Space Flower Cosplays
    Space Flower Cosplays6 uur geleden

    I kinda have a theory that the the crying child is Gregory. Even though- it wouldn't work with the time line

  • William afton
    William afton6 uur geleden

    MAT PAT watch the sb trailer btw we can hear your brain melting after it

  • Kings Motor Parts
    Kings Motor Parts6 uur geleden

    Wolfy is a furry

  • Claude Herac
    Claude Herac6 uur geleden

    I had goosebumps when the name was revealed hahahahahha

  • Jackson Goodman
    Jackson Goodman6 uur geleden

    So i dont know if im the only person who relized this but in UCN the medeocore melodies say their voice lines and,well there is lore to that if you listen closley to their creepy voice lines carfully you will here a person whispering what they are saying. Golden freddy poseblly? so i know i cant spell but if whoever reads this comment listen to their voice lines and see if you can hear the whispering alright rember i know all the lore

  • Clunk74
    Clunk746 uur geleden

    Matt Pat: This is FNAF! Comments: Matt this is the 4th year you have done FNAF...

  • gordon wilson
    gordon wilson6 uur geleden

    yes apsolutely yes

  • xXI care for Myself and my lovleysXx
    xXI care for Myself and my lovleysXx6 uur geleden

    Make music theory instead of fitness theory,itd be so cooolll

  • Christine Hill
    Christine Hill6 uur geleden

    The moaning camel unequivocally nod because botany globally form till a sharp oboe. pretty, bent vegetarian

  • Professor Lab
    Professor Lab6 uur geleden

    My name is jake. this openng is just unsettling lmao

  • *rose The red*
    *rose The red*6 uur geleden

    You are such a detective

    ANIME BOY6 uur geleden

    is it me or did anyone else think his name was evan..

  • Two Two Twane
    Two Two Twane6 uur geleden

    Finally, the end of the playlist, for now

  • Mother _dearest
    Mother _dearest6 uur geleden

    Scotts just torturing Matt at this point

  • Ryland Grissman
    Ryland Grissman7 uur geleden

    How did u get a picture of 9:34 when its not in the book thing?

  • Brendan Ramirez
    Brendan Ramirez7 uur geleden

    I find the line that MatPat brings up at 13:50 to be interesting. Evan notes that Michael is "intense about making money" and in the logbook, Mike draws baskets of money. Might just be another point where Scott wants to hint to us that Evan is crying child's name

  • Binyamin Fass
    Binyamin Fass7 uur geleden

    day 2 of saying that party chicka never buned

  • Binyamin Fass

    Binyamin Fass

    7 uur geleden


  • Young Nobi
    Young Nobi7 uur geleden

    I just looked up this channel after like two years not being here and we’re still figuring this out

  • TrizixMixture
    TrizixMixture7 uur geleden


  • TNTninja
    TNTninja7 uur geleden

    My FNaF theory(s) MatPat plz look

  • Samantha Alexander
    Samantha Alexander7 uur geleden


  • Bryan Blair
    Bryan Blair8 uur geleden

    clickbait title

  • Nuclear Nick
    Nuclear Nick8 uur geleden

    Crying child is Chris, Mike is well, mike

  • Nuclear Nick
    Nuclear Nick8 uur geleden

    In the gameplay trailer there is a ball pit. Sound familiar? An evil bunny, sound familiar? Yes. The book

    RAYMUN AUTO ,LLC8 uur geleden

    OR it is chis

    RAYMUN AUTO ,LLC8 uur geleden

    I think I have the craing child is it normin or it's mike aftin

  • Joshua Balmores
    Joshua Balmores8 uur geleden

    it was vanoss(evan) all along

  • Wendigogurt
    Wendigogurt8 uur geleden

    May pay is pennywise confirmed

  • Christron the Robot
    Christron the Robot8 uur geleden

    I'm so happy that youtube unsubscribed me so that I went a week without knowing there was a new theory.

  • Eloise Murphy
    Eloise Murphy8 uur geleden

    i know the name for crying child its chris

  • Cody Wrenn
    Cody Wrenn8 uur geleden

    Yo after he solves fnaf he should release a book that explains it all from day one

  • •Chris_Slick•
    •Chris_Slick•9 uur geleden

    The crying child is Chris afton

  • CrazyRick Animations
    CrazyRick Animations9 uur geleden

    Matpatt have you ever considered that Vanny and Vanessa are the same people but with completely different minds like for example Vanessa is the night guard trying to protect us and stuff but she doesn’t remember what Vanny does when Vanny takes over and if you look closely in trailer it seems to be that she doesn’t remember what Vanessa does because if she did remember she would have found Gregory by then but she doesn’t which includes her not remembering what happens of the stuff of what Vanessa did and I got another theory about Gregory if you read the Freddy files you could see Evan saying he doesn’t know his name what if crying child is Evan but since he doesn’t know his name he called himself Gregory which may seem more logical

  • sco lo
    sco lo9 uur geleden

    I keep saying im done with game theory. The content is garbage. I never played Fnaf. I never liked fnaf. Yet these videos appear in my recommended, and I am dragged in. The need for closure.. it consumes me. I will never escape. :(

  • KaitoPiToo 21
    KaitoPiToo 219 uur geleden

    theory: scott can't write at all and he's made fans to start overthink a little too much

  • Don’t do that 101
    Don’t do that 1019 uur geleden

    MatPat: Everyone has a name me: we never found out what JJ stands for

  • foxy_girl
    foxy_girl9 uur geleden

    I mean in a lot of gacha videos say the real name was terrence but a lot of people thought Micheal was the older brother but the older brother in this case might be terrence

  • Mark Long
    Mark Long9 uur geleden

    Letting ya know the crying child's name is Christopher Afton

  • • Marshmallow_Bear• {BunBun} UwU
    • Marshmallow_Bear• {BunBun} UwU10 uur geleden

    The reason they added 5,3 on the magazine is because if Michael was in a foxy mask at the time foxy is related to Michael and yes even though Michael being the foxy is a old theory it kinda makes sense also considering that the grid has foxy on it

  • • Marshmallow_Bear• {BunBun} UwU

    • Marshmallow_Bear• {BunBun} UwU

    10 uur geleden

    Also knowing that foxy was scaring his brother maybe as foxy in the foxy mask

    DEATH REQUIEM10 uur geleden

    Guys the crying child’s name is on here!!!!

  • Casey Gaming
    Casey Gaming10 uur geleden

    I think it is evan/Chris/c.c/Christopher/jake/why am I here that I want to die

  • Smiley
    Smiley10 uur geleden

    I think.. it’s Gregory. I’ll explain at 10 likes

  • Ethan Johnson
    Ethan Johnson10 uur geleden

    Crying child has a name now

  • Nate chaotic
    Nate chaotic10 uur geleden

    Well now watch as Garcia tubers decide to give him this name now i bet it will hapenn

  • EvanCanExist
    EvanCanExist10 uur geleden

    guess i’m the crying child

  • A random fnaf kid
    A random fnaf kid10 uur geleden

    I have a theory that ties back to fnaf vr soz if it’s late but heres how it’s true: The game tester we played as was vanny/vannesa evidence shows in the fnaf minigame from the Halloween update when we get the mask and Put it on we breath slowly and feel safe because of a rabbit in purple glitchtrap knows it’s you and is now in full control of vannesa even more evidence shows as when we here vanny talk to glitchtrap it’s actually us because we’re wearing the mask he can talk and communicate with us dOnT hATe just my theory and now glitchtrap has full control over vanny going into security breach BUT HEY THATS JUST A THEORY A GAME THEORY THANKS FOR LISTENING no full stops no sense

  • Nugget The great
    Nugget The great10 uur geleden

    I mean at least his official name isn’t Chris

  • Succcullentt
    Succcullentt10 uur geleden

    Can we just take a moment and realize after years we finally solved what the crying child’s name is but yet we still don’t know how to open or what’s in that box... iykyk

  • no luv xx
    no luv xx10 uur geleden

    “...SOLVE FNAF??” no, it can’t end like this...