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 дзён таму

    guess im the crying child guys

    1. Top Knotch
      Top Knotch
      7 дзён таму

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    2. Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A
      7 дзён таму

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    3. Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood
      7 дзён таму

      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
      7 дзён таму

      @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
      7 дзён таму

      who u?

  2. Maya Segal
    Maya Segal

    Slot of people call him Chris for "crying child" and now when you say it's Evan.... psychologists say that when someone has a name and you know him by that name and now you change it people think it's weird...

  3. Recxnnectedd
    6 хвілін таму

    Maybe there’s no N at the end and it’s just EVA

    6 хвілін таму


  5. James Tester
    James Tester
    12 хвілін таму

    I think that the stitchwraithe is collecting parts to re build himself to join the fnaf crew

  6. Dan M
    Dan M
    12 хвілін таму

    And now we have fnaf security breach coming

  7. Belle Animates
    Belle Animates
    17 хвілін таму

    Maybe crying child's name is just Eva

  8. lilly y
    lilly y
    22 хвіліны таму

    "There's no 'tally up your score' at the end of those nightly surveys." Then how in the *hell* did you get an image of it at 9:34 if it doesn't exist??

  9. AyoOrich are
    AyoOrich are
    22 хвіліны таму

    There is a connection. From what I’ve heard, the puppet in the book seem to be controlled by some sort of walkytalky, just like in fnaf 4. in a way, both the crying child and the cancer child are both dying. The cancer child from cancer, and the crying child from a bite wound. Maybe there is someone in the fnaf 4 game named Evan. A friend you meet in the minigames you Play before the Night Starts. It seems like there isn’t one, but I feel like it would be worth looking in fnaf4 again? Because strangely enough both the golden Freddy puppet and the ‚evan‘ puppet Try to help in situation with NO good ending. This is my theory

  10. deadpoolnerd
    23 хвіліны таму

    Member when this was just a cooky pop at you horror game about killer chucky cheese animatronics? Yeah good simple times.

  11. Galixing
    24 хвіліны таму

    This might be to much to ask for but could you do some rainbow six siege lore about the person “six” mainly his wife because he said she left some big shoes to fill in but we don’t know her if you could please do a theory thank you 😊

  12. That Nerd Winter
    That Nerd Winter
    27 хвілін таму

    Matt at 12:51 : "I'm actually not gonna spoil here" Matt 2 minutes later : *Spoils the story*

  13. Susn Bavaria
    Susn Bavaria
    28 хвілін таму

    Just saw the new trailer for Fnaf security breach.

  14. Charlee Walker-Beard
    Charlee Walker-Beard
    30 хвілін таму

    0:36 don’t worry, they just really like ketchup

  15. Black Mamba
    Black Mamba
    36 хвілін таму

    Hey, i watched your videos from the joker (2019) again and I stumbled on something. It may just be a thought and nothing else, but what if everything that happened in the dc universe. Batmans parents dying, bruce Wayne becoming batman and almost killing the joker, robin being turned into the joker at some point, are all just the thoughts and fantasies of the Joker. He finally get’s the spotlight and even kills batman and super man in the comics if i’m correct. Maybe I’m totally wrong, but just shot through my mind. Great vids btw! Keep it up!

  16. Hellen Bonilla
    Hellen Bonilla
    39 хвілін таму

    My theory is that dabbing chica hates kids because she dont have childhood so she make all the animatronics kill kids and dabbing chica is forever the villian🥵🥶

  17. TheDJayProject
    40 хвілін таму

    "does he stil talk to you" fun time fred bear?? that makes sense if its the crying child

  18. Galaxyghostnigthmare
    42 хвіліны таму

    Hey Mat can you turn the brightness up in the fnaf gameplay trailer in the 2021 image to see if Scott pulled a Scott and secretly put in the day with the brightness turned up and tell us if I was right? Thanks!

  19. im_sum1
    55 хвілін таму

    isnt his name chris.

  20. Dan The DJ
    Dan The DJ
    Годину таму

    There is a another grave stone

  21. Aish Shamri
    Aish Shamri
    Годину таму

    Matt...there's a new game

  22. Crow Of wisdom
    Crow Of wisdom
    Годину таму

    The crying child name is Sammy it in the shining eyes aka the first book

  23. white death. Lau Larsen
    white death. Lau Larsen
    Годину таму

    seen the new trailer

  24. Cheezit Robin
    Cheezit Robin
    Годину таму


  25. Ascended Black M and M
    Ascended Black M and M
    Годину таму

    Pov:you came back to see matpats series of fnaf for no reason

  26. Faceless
    Годину таму

    But what about the two spirits in Stitch Wraith?

  27. Melina Sanders
    Melina Sanders
    Годину таму

    The beginning reminded me of royale high

  28. Faceless
    Годину таму

    Everyone: "Doll" MatPat: "Dawal"

  29. Jose van Eijl
    Jose van Eijl
    Годину таму

    Did anybody notise the ASPITIPY referens? ASPITIPY is created by MANDJTV btw

  30. Eleanor Flynn
    Eleanor Flynn
    Годину таму

    I know i've posted this before but you remember the girl from fnaf 4 that looks like baby? What if it was Baby using her... pins and stuff (you know what I mean). Actually tbf loads of people have probably said this. Not sure how it would work exactly but you never know.

  31. Johnny and Emmet SpongeBob Mouse Unikitty Gaming TV
    Johnny and Emmet SpongeBob Mouse Unikitty Gaming TV
    Годину таму


  32. Bluelighter3D
    Годину таму

    Who possesed balloon boy?

  33. ImAlreadyBlaze
    Годину таму

    If you look really close in the new fnaf security breach trailer Gregory is wearing the striped shirt that the crying child wears. Also he has the same brown hair. I believe the crying child is Gregory but... somethings dont line up

  34. Alyson Dunsmore
    Alyson Dunsmore
    2 години таму

    he has done so many fnaf theories he needs to make a channel called fnaf theory

  35. General Smite
    General Smite
    2 години таму

    I week after a fnaf theory they dropped a trailer for security breach

  36. Jamaay
    2 години таму

    I suddenly went back to 2014 for like 15 minutes.

  37. Marley Brisque
    Marley Brisque
    2 години таму

    I thought his name was chris

  38. Julian Kiewietz
    Julian Kiewietz
    2 години таму

    I have a theory what if glitchtrap controlled william to kill kids

  39. Osama Alshami
    Osama Alshami
    2 години таму


  40. Wisee Is Fluid
    Wisee Is Fluid
    2 години таму

    Wasn't the crying child Mike?!

  41. Marc Justin
    Marc Justin
    2 години таму

    Idk why but they call cc, Chris

  42. Felix M
    Felix M
    2 години таму

    Why People Peanut brain can't fit this all in there brain

  43. Zinky Doinks
    Zinky Doinks
    2 години таму

    ya know jake im not oing to open the cabinet

  44. Nostalgic Trilogies
    Nostalgic Trilogies
    2 години таму

    Btw , why some people think that chica is a duck or something /: she's a chicken 🐤

  45. Demi Jade
    Demi Jade
    3 години таму

    The picture of 'Evan' from the part where he I stalking about the book is scary because he has brown hair like.... CC's hair is brown too..... And has a brother that's really strange......? Can someone tell me to stop?! I think the book Evan is actually CC. But how can he be? CC is dead! CALM DOWN!!! Please can someone help me theorise? I am confused. Could Evan (the dad) be CC? I think he can, plus SKFFB said he'd bring him back, so maybe his body works, but when he's asleep he posses Golden Freddy but to make it look like he is still, he got his body to toss and turn? I think this is a good theory, for me. Can anyone agree? Thanks! BYE

  46. 4rsh1
    3 години таму

    I hate fnaf and horror stuff but these videos make me think and have heart attacks

  47. Ultimate Alliance
    Ultimate Alliance
    3 години таму

    I just watched the fnaf playlist a week before this came out and was thinking when he'd come out with another video

  48. Cole TSM
    Cole TSM
    3 години таму

    Mr matpat im so sorry to disturb but i wanted to share something this may brake all the progress but it just came to me i watch the playstation trailer for security breach not long ago i just cant help thinking that the last weird thing at the end of the trailer is William afton but different dawko describes in the last chapter of blackbird frazbear's fright in the stitch rath story about the the reborn William afton the description describes a bunny figure made out of bits and pieces of animotronics and i just can't help thinking that that is William afton from the game do you think that this could mean that game and book collide please let me know ps im 13 thanks mat pat 😁

  49. this is nothin
    this is nothin
    3 години таму


  50. GalaxyDoggo YT
    GalaxyDoggo YT
    3 години таму

    The crying child is Micheal

    1. GalaxyDoggo YT
      GalaxyDoggo YT
      3 години таму

      or Evan

  51. Taylor Findlay
    Taylor Findlay
    3 години таму

    What if when the toys where going to get scraped they where took to the scooping room and toy chica's the suit you hide in and she's was modified as a funtime chica concept or prototype

  52. furious potato
    furious potato
    3 години таму

    reddit moment

  53. LR05
    4 години таму

    Did anyone realize in the happiest day mini game the "crying child" had the golden Freddy mask when you gave him the cake. I'm not sure if I'm correct but didn't that fit as some evidence that he is the other soul in golden Freddy?

  54. VoidableCat123
    4 години таму

    matpat can you please do a theory on Little nightmares 2 and 1 it would be very interesting

  55. Avery Savage
    Avery Savage
    4 години таму

    Matpatty cake!

  56. Cullene's world
    Cullene's world
    4 години таму

    the name is chris

  57. Najma Khan
    Najma Khan
    4 години таму

    Its evaaaaath

  58. Najma Khan
    Najma Khan
    4 години таму

    Its evath

  59. Najma Khan
    Najma Khan
    4 години таму

    Hmmm what about evath

  60. McRonlad
    4 години таму

    (I quickly want to mention that my theories are pretty much just guessing and not backed by any evidence) Can the EVAN mentioned in the Survival handbook even be the Father? Didnt Crying Child die due to the bite of 87 and therefore got passed on to Golden Fredie? A theorie im thinking about is that Crying child didnt actually die but he got mindswapped like Alec in the Shortstories in Fazbear Frights: Fetch. Though we dont know what or who is controlling the bodies of the possesed Kids. I dont know if they still have their actual knowledge or how they behave after the swaps. Perhaps their goal is then to gather more souls for the animatronics and that could be the reason he has the puppet there. To be able to capture Jake's soul. For this theory to work out there are 2 ways i can think of. Either Crying child changes his voice when he talks with margie and actually is still young, or he somehow traveled back in time like Oswald did in Fazbear Frights: Into the pit and therefore became an Adult.

  61. SpeedyKnight
    5 годин таму

    ur fnaf intro is why i never watch fnaf vids

  62. Ryan Akana
    Ryan Akana
    5 годин таму

    That hollow knight theorist is debunked

  63. xX_ThatFlower Girl_Xx
    xX_ThatFlower Girl_Xx
    5 годин таму

    MAT, DID YOU SEE THE NEW SECURITY BREACH TRAILER!? THERE'S BALLORA'S MUSIC IN IT AND EVERYTHING. I'm freaking out, sorry. I'd love to see a theory on this though. The new trailer is so cool! Please watch it and update us on any new theories you might have based on it. Like, why is ballora's theme in the trailer? Is there going to be some connection between sister location and security breach? So many questions on that alone, too many to list. Please make a theory on this, I need answers Mat. ;-;

  64. {Littledemon}
    5 годин таму

    OK Evan is not the crying child name it is the child to the first child that they ever had with William and Cara Afton I can give you a hint what the name of the crying child because I already know it BTW Mitchell is not the first child

    1. Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane
      4 години таму


  65. •Bea•
    5 годин таму

    0:15 this is actually what I sound like when talking to my friend Jake

  66. seteccy the best
    seteccy the best
    5 годин таму

    Well Evan is the dad of the son he is the person that fredbear bit or Michael well William built fredbear diner and could mean that the crying child I Michael that's just a theory

  67. 《Violet And Friends》
    《Violet And Friends》
    6 годин таму

    Then that can't be....williak is Sofia the first now...

  68. Marcus Marriott
    Marcus Marriott
    6 годин таму

    I have a theory:so the new fnaf game is out yes ik ik u dont wanna hope on this but when I watched the trailer the kid had something on his shirt....he had stripes just like the crying child so it made me wonder if this has anything to do with the bite of 87 and if hes a relative

  69. Amy Heyneke
    Amy Heyneke
    6 годин таму

    When the movie comes out- if it comes out that is- I can predict at least one sentence in that film theory video because u can bet mat will do a film theory on fnaf the movie That video will 100% have the sentence "yea... fnaf ended up making it onto this channel too.. fnaf rlly is taking over my life" or something Simmilar

  70. Arst Sten
    Arst Sten
    6 годин таму

    What if its a girl and her name is Eva?

  71. Official Gina
    Official Gina
    6 годин таму

    I know ur trying to figure this out but crying childs name is chirs and he was in golden Freddy and then Cassidy I guess asked if she can only have the skin soot and the he used the shadow Freddy and I'm sorry if you didn't want me to say this and is u wanted to figure it out yourself

    1. Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane
      4 години таму

      Chris is a damn fanmade name

    2. Official Gina
      Official Gina
      6 годин таму

      Im sorry I didn't mean to miss spell some sorry (◞‸◟ㆀ)

  72. Nieve Lea
    Nieve Lea
    6 годин таму

    I got literal chills

  73. Bacon Is Nice
    Bacon Is Nice
    6 годин таму

    ‘Evan’ Isin’t Very Convincing Scott Is confusing us again + How would a plush connect to a Animatronic? Fredbear + Chris (ALT UNIVERSE) = Golden Freddy (Where Cassidy and ‘Evan’ Shares a Suit) Over The Games; 2,3,6. (in 6 they must be hiding) and UCN but its just a “Evan is CC and nothing else” “Evan is CC and Bite Victim and Top Theoreist of the FNaF Peradise, - BIN” FLB

  74. UZIdyldon420
    6 годин таму

    I’m going to die before this game is solved

  75. Soren Hawk
    Soren Hawk
    6 годин таму

    Matpat needs to listen to "IT BEEN SO LONG" by the living tombstone to hear the words (sanity of your mother) and (long before im become a puppet) this could be (Vanessa Afton song theory)

    1. Soren Hawk
      Soren Hawk
      4 години таму

      @Nuker Propane yeah I know that but still it wouldn't hurt to see if im right

    2. Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane
      4 години таму

      How about no? That song is fanmade and has zero connections

  76. Desterus The broken
    Desterus The broken
    7 годин таму

    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

  77. Nguyen Hai Ninh【鈴海苔礼】
    Nguyen Hai Ninh【鈴海苔礼】
    7 годин таму

    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!

  78. Potatical
    7 годин таму

    We need a 5 nights at matpat’s

  79. Smiley Sword
    Smiley Sword
    7 годин таму

    My names Evan no joke.

  80. KINGZ
    7 годин таму

    0:55 why does he look like Jake Paul

  81. Waffly Empress
    Waffly Empress
    7 годин таму

    I think the crying child's name is Chris afton

    1. Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane
      4 години таму

      Its a fan name

  82. amelia gulferica
    amelia gulferica
    7 годин таму

    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..

    1. Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane
      4 години таму

      Incorrect and chris is a fan name

  83. amelia gulferica
    amelia gulferica
    7 годин таму

    Crying child = evan or chris

    1. Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane
      4 години таму

      First one Second one is a fan name

  84. KING_ glokkz blangin
    KING_ glokkz blangin
    7 годин таму

    Here’s a theory who the 1001 is friendly?

  85. Aydens world
    Aydens world
    8 годин таму

    who randomly remeberd fnaf

  86. Rahma Shifa
    Rahma Shifa
    8 годин таму

    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.

  87. Spot23 Rolly
    Spot23 Rolly
    8 годин таму


  88. richard munoz
    richard munoz
    8 годин таму

    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
      8 годин таму

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

  89. Veaf ST
    Veaf ST
    8 годин таму

    This is getting old now

  90. Filip Zhõng
    Filip Zhõng
    8 годин таму

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

  91. Jennifer Matthews
    Jennifer Matthews
    8 годин таму

    The crying child's name is chris

    1. Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane
      4 години таму


    2. Jennifer Matthews
      Jennifer Matthews
      8 годин таму

      Also known as c.c sounds like circus baby right

  92. Captain Skittles
    Captain Skittles
    9 годин таму

    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

  93. DKA Jones
    DKA Jones
    9 годин таму

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

  94. Bailey Hardee
    Bailey Hardee
    9 годин таму

    New FNaF trailer, theory time!!!!

  95. HB • Raizo
    HB • Raizo
    9 годин таму

    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.

  96. Amelea Amelea
    Amelea Amelea
    9 годин таму

    It makes sense but we’re is Elizabeth

  97. Stardust Holy Crusader
    Stardust Holy Crusader
    9 годин таму

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

  98. Eirian Jimenez
    Eirian Jimenez
    9 годин таму

    I always thought it was Christopher ;-;

  99. Ling Xing ching
    Ling Xing ching
    9 годин таму

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

    1. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      7 годин таму

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

    2. Ling Xing ching
      Ling Xing ching
      7 годин таму

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

    3. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      9 годин таму

      Chris=fanmade name

  100. Mace Whitehead
    Mace Whitehead
    9 годин таму

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