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

    • 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

    • Sleepy Eliza
      Sleepy Eliza

      who u?

  • seteccy the best
    seteccy the best

    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

  • 《Violet And Friends》
    《Violet And Friends》

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

  • Marcus Marriott
    Marcus Marriott

    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

  • Amy Heyneke
    Amy Heyneke

    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

  • Arst Sten
    Arst Sten

    What if its a girl and her name is Eva?

  • Official Gina
    Official Gina

    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

    • Official Gina
      Official Gina

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

  • Nieve Lea
    Nieve Lea

    I got literal chills

  • Bacon Is Nice
    Bacon Is Nice

    ‘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; 236 (in 6 they must be hiding) and UCN but its just a Theory, a GAME THEORY.

  • UZIdyldon420

    I’m going to die before this game is solved

  • Soren Hawk
    Soren Hawk

    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)

  • Desterus The broken
    Desterus The broken

    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

  • Nguyen Hai Ninh【鈴海苔礼】
    Nguyen Hai Ninh【鈴海苔礼】

    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!

  • Potatical

    We need a 5 nights at matpat’s

  • Smiley Sword
    Smiley Sword

    My names Evan no joke.


    0:55 why does he look like Jake Paul

  • Waffly Empress
    Waffly Empress

    I think the crying child's name is Chris afton

  • amelia gulferica
    amelia gulferica

    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..

  • amelia gulferica
    amelia gulferica

    Crying child = evan or chris

  • KING_ glokkz blangin
    KING_ glokkz blangin

    Here’s a theory who the 1001 is friendly?

  • Aydens world
    Aydens world

    who randomly remeberd fnaf

  • Rahma Shifa
    Rahma Shifa

    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.

  • Spot23 Rolly
    Spot23 Rolly


  • richard munoz
    richard munoz

    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?

    • richard munoz
      richard munoz

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

  • Veaf ST
    Veaf ST

    This is getting old now

  • Filip Zhõng
    Filip Zhõng

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

  • Jennifer Matthews
    Jennifer Matthews

    The crying child's name is chris

    • Jennifer Matthews
      Jennifer Matthews

      Also known as c.c sounds like circus baby right

  • Captain Skittles
    Captain Skittles

    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

  • DKA Jones
    DKA Jones

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

  • Bailey Hardee
    Bailey Hardee

    New FNaF trailer, theory time!!!!

  • HB • Raizo
    HB • Raizo

    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.

  • Amelea Amelea
    Amelea Amelea

    It makes sense but we’re is Elizabeth

  • Stardust Holy Crusader
    Stardust Holy Crusader

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

  • Eirian Jimenez
    Eirian Jimenez

    I always thought it was Christopher ;-;

  • Ling Xing ching
    Ling Xing ching

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

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

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

    • Ling Xing ching
      Ling Xing ching

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

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      Chris=fanmade name

  • Mace Whitehead
    Mace Whitehead

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

  • Zero Glow
    Zero Glow


    • Zero Glow
      Zero Glow

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

  • Snow Wave
    Snow Wave

    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.

  • Ren Jimenez
    Ren Jimenez

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

  • Joshua Burden
    Joshua Burden

    Fun fact there is a eye behind freedy in FNaF 1

  • Deegan Lowell
    Deegan Lowell

    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

  • That One Artist in a Hat
    That One Artist in a Hat

    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!


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

  • Andrea Soria-Pino
    Andrea Soria-Pino

    Dude his name is Jake

  • Dragonspitter2 23
    Dragonspitter2 23


  • Wyvern Studios
    Wyvern Studios

    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

  • LostParadise

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

  • Messorems_joker

    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.

  • Freddy Fazbear
    Freddy Fazbear

    THAT Not Its Name Its Chris Not Evan

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      "Chris" =fanmade name

  • The_Animal

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

  • Jaxon Hunt Gaming
    Jaxon Hunt Gaming

    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

  • Vortexian

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

  • Blue Fish
    Blue Fish

    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.

  • Gløwing Mushrøøm
    Gløwing Mushrøøm

    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?

  • Carl Wheezer
    Carl Wheezer


  • Big world of Mark
    Big world of Mark

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

  • Big world of Mark
    Big world of Mark

    The crying child is named Chris Affton

  • Braden S
    Braden S

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

    • 【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】
      【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】

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

  • Colton Crawley
    Colton Crawley

    13:42 those eyes jump scared me so bad

  • Banda Blue Vlogs
    Banda Blue Vlogs

    i wish MATPAT theorize Little Nightmares 2 ❤️

  • Elliott Lukes
    Elliott Lukes

    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

  • Elliott Lukes
    Elliott Lukes

    I just wanna say

  • Evan Hubiak
    Evan Hubiak

    am i the crying child?

  • TTV_ToxicBryan

    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.

  • gleam spirit
    gleam spirit

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

  • Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover

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

  • so random domo#02
    so random domo#02

    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?

  • Actinion

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

  • I've chicken legs
    I've chicken legs

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

  • Ceksti

    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

  • Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover

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

  • Leah .W
    Leah .W

    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

    • Leah .W
      Leah .W

      Look at his eyes just...

  • Poisonous Angel
    Poisonous Angel

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

  • Lyefinity

    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.

  • Baze Chivaluksna
    Baze Chivaluksna

    Is the crying child Gregory from fnaf security breach

  • Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx
    Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx

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

  • arlin barrios
    arlin barrios

    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

  • Rodrigo Rodriguez
    Rodrigo Rodriguez

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

  • Noah Marshall
    Noah Marshall

    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.

  • Damien Yuen
    Damien Yuen

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

  • Noah Burch
    Noah Burch

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

  • demo boy5
    demo boy5

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

  • crazytaco x
    crazytaco x

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


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

  • XxX Little_Blue XxX
    XxX Little_Blue XxX

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

  • Candy Comillion
    Candy Comillion

    Wait Millie purple animatronics purple guy's daughter

  • New York Central
    New York Central

    Sorry Evan you got bite. In the head in 83

  • Delta Comet
    Delta Comet

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

  • plushy

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

  • kimino love
    kimino love


  • Leonard Dement
    Leonard Dement

    You would make a great pennywise

  • Fruit l o o p s
    Fruit l o o p s

    Short answer: Yes, but actually no.

  • Keyon Willis
    Keyon Willis

    The crying child name is Christopher Afton/Chris Afton

  • DankMemeGaming _lol
    DankMemeGaming _lol

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

  • NotiveRoblox

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

  • Ant World
    Ant World

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

  • Midnight 12
    Midnight 12

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

  • ChloeCAM

    Mat I’m so sorry

  • Guy Bussieres
    Guy Bussieres

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

  • Jerry Cardona Hernandez
    Jerry Cardona Hernandez

    crying chiled is chris