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
    9 päeva tagasi

    guess im the crying child guys

    1. Top Knotch
      Top Knotch
      8 päeva tagasi

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    2. Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A
      8 päeva tagasi

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    3. Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood
      8 päeva tagasi

      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
      8 päeva tagasi

      @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
      8 päeva tagasi

      who u?

  2. Agent P
    Agent P
    2 minutit tagasi

    i think the crying childs name is chris afton

  3. TabaMations
    7 minutit tagasi

    they just realised the new fnaf trailer in case you didnt know.

  4. iAmEvilGamer
    9 minutit tagasi

    I'm not sure if anyone has noticed but in the second security breach trailer (which is the most recent from when I'm commenting this) towards the end after the claw is teased for a split second I saw a different Animatronic. A bunny who looks unfamiliar.

  5. Nico
    12 minutit tagasi

    been binging for the past day and a half, when matpat mentioned the new book in march, i looked it up and it releases tomorrow, which means there'll probably be another theory in the next few days (its march 1st today)

  6. Jan Erick Masamayor
    Jan Erick Masamayor
    15 minutit tagasi

    Hey mat i solved the lore take all fnaf theory then play them like a movie in your head you'll get it

  7. Mj Williams
    Mj Williams
    18 minutit tagasi

    Where was the Monika costume from 3:23

  8. Pam eberle
    Pam eberle
    20 minutit tagasi

    first of all crying child’s name is chris afton, second if there were two spirits in golden freddy it would be cassidy and anyone else except chris because chris possesses shadow freddy, and it’s not the bite of 83 it’s the bite of 87 and that guy in the mirror is the father: william afton (oml your turning me into a fnaf theorist) also are you hacking me or something i was born in 2011

  9. Cameron Gonzales
    Cameron Gonzales
    22 minutit tagasi

    Okay so, there might be a FNAF game that connects to the story with Jake. FNAF 4 and UCN. Allow me to explain. As we all know, Cassidy has the ability to mimic the voices of other characters in UCN. As we all know from FNAF 4, there's Nightmare Foxy in the closet. I'm relating this to the doll in the cabinet and someone using a radio to mimic the voice of a young child. Nightmare Foxy may not be in UCN or have any voice lines, but what if this relates to Nightmare Foxy and the ability of Cassidy copying the voice of other animatronics? There might be some holes in this theory, but I just wanted to point that out.

  10. Andrew Spectre
    Andrew Spectre
    24 minutit tagasi

    Oh hey there gamer

  11. Anxiety 101
    Anxiety 101
    24 minutit tagasi

    I got chills when you said Evan was the crying child

  12. Lost Jackilyn6431
    Lost Jackilyn6431
    27 minutit tagasi


  13. VEXTNT
    45 minutit tagasi

    Here a theory what ballora real name

  14. MrAquaFox
    48 minutit tagasi

    No ones gonna talk about fnaf plus???

  15. Sherron Richardson
    Sherron Richardson
    51 minut tagasi

    Crying child name is Chris

  16. Sherron Richardson
    Sherron Richardson
    51 minut tagasi

    His name isn't crying child his name is Chris his name is and Evan is Chris

  17. VeggieTablz Tablz
    VeggieTablz Tablz
    54 minutit tagasi

    *pulls out the luigi board*

  18. Renae Geary
    Renae Geary
    57 minutit tagasi

    glitch trap vocie lol

  19. •oriexchocomalk •
    •oriexchocomalk •
    Tund tagasi


  20. Dormer Dormer
    Dormer Dormer
    Tund tagasi

    New security breach trailer. So excited for a new theory

  21. Game Assassin
    Game Assassin
    Tund tagasi

    I'm not sure if anyone has noticed but in the second security breach trailer (which is the most recent from when I'm commenting this) towards the end after the claw is teased for a split second I saw a different Animatronic. A bunny who looks unfamiliar.

  22. supssam
    Tund tagasi

    May I propose my theory.. in the new security breach gameplay trailer we see a purple claw like hand at one point and my theory is that this is spring trap. We see when the animatronics are burned that spring traps hands are claw like under all the fur fabric and in the trailer for the new game the claw is covered is something purple. This is just my thinking and not definite but I was also thinking if this is right then this could be another point to William being split like horcrux or another possibility is that at some point in the next game Vanny successfully bring spring trap into the real world once more. Just some ideas.

  23. Entry Point Man
    Entry Point Man
    Tund tagasi

    Imagine a guy named jake watching the intro

  24. Hecteus
    Tund tagasi

    Game theory “Open the cabinet Jake” Me: “my names not Jake so guess I don’t gotta do it”

  25. Mudalad12
    Tund tagasi

    the only wholesome fnaf book, blackbird.

  26. Haven Rose
    Haven Rose
    Tund tagasi

    Wait. But gregory has the same shirt as frying child...

    1. Haven Rose
      Haven Rose
      Tund tagasi


  27. ExoticTerror
    Tund tagasi

    How come u weren’t posting fnaf theory vids for a long time mat? Pls answer

  28. Leg3nd1603
    Tund tagasi

    no one talking about how the aspitipy parody works...? like... it REALLY does work

  29. 《 kawaii weirdo 》
    《 kawaii weirdo 》
    Tund tagasi

    When to watch this: When your washing dishes At 3am when u cant sleep Long car rides

  30. The Iron Bear
    The Iron Bear
    Tund tagasi

    So this is a mini theory for you on why mangle might make static noises, and generally a bit on how these bots function. So my idea is what if the bots feel pain, because mangle has definitely gone through something that would be painful. If the bots feel pain, mangle, if we believe actually is a take apart put back together attraction by the time we start fnaf 2, mangle might just be insane due to pain or stress or both. The static noise is just pure insanity that isn't really words. While I was researching the mangle idea I came up with another one, bad enough damage to the head can cause insanity, or stress, which can lead to insanity. Essentially my idea is, I don't believe in it much, that the character we play in fnaf 4 is insane. Doing that every night is probably stressfull, not to mention an awful head injury. The characters we play could be insane, its why we don't die too.

  31. Ei Gaming
    Ei Gaming
    Tund tagasi

    Maybe what is the box is a birth certificate and it has the name of the crying Child also known as Evan.

  32. Reece Hoyt
    Reece Hoyt
    2 tundi tagasi

    how did Michael become a robot because I thought the crying child was the robot

  33. sly Salamander
    sly Salamander
    2 tundi tagasi

    What if in the books Charlie’s brother what if he was like physic Fred bear?

  34. Mila hunter
    Mila hunter
    2 tundi tagasi

    1234 sister location pizza simulator and vr help wanted this feels like and looks like a hint to which i know very little if anything about it seems to me good old vanny is the on the verge of a fifth slash lol???

  35. Mila hunter
    Mila hunter
    2 tundi tagasi

    in the mind of a person who is constantly in darkness those tally marks are actually the number of guards

  36. sly Salamander
    sly Salamander
    2 tundi tagasi

    The ending of the fourth closet made me sad but I might reread them to find something

  37. Derek Arenas
    Derek Arenas
    2 tundi tagasi

    But if in the book he never died then crying child didn`t experienced coma and you`re telling that the child is relatively another crying child or the same one making Evan Afton the murderer of the series and maybe he based itself on his brothers name to put to the "real Jake" would be Foxy bro and Jake would be Crying child and Evan Afton would be the main killer of the franchise and Michael would be Evan Afton`s brother that has not been told to us.

  38. Mila hunter
    Mila hunter
    2 tundi tagasi

    OPEN THE CUPBOARD JAAAAKE...... me !!!SHUT UP!!!! ya damn carpentry re opens laptop

  39. •Strawberry Hxlo•
    •Strawberry Hxlo•
    2 tundi tagasi

    Only the Gacha community would know crying child's name as Chris.

  40. katelyn gamer
    katelyn gamer
    2 tundi tagasi

    C.C. is Christopher, Chris Afton. its on google

  41. Spookyskanda
    2 tundi tagasi

    one of the bears is an EVANgelist

  42. Dylan Valdez
    Dylan Valdez
    3 tundi tagasi

    The amount of time the lore is taking is what killed the game

  43. Late Gamer
    Late Gamer
    3 tundi tagasi

    i got a film thoery: is coco and the book of life the same

  44. Ivy Leaf
    Ivy Leaf
    3 tundi tagasi

    You should check out the gacha life / club things about fnaf (They call the crying child c.c or chis tho)

  45. Philip Brice
    Philip Brice
    3 tundi tagasi

    if evan is the crying child how is jakes dad evan

  46. BigMilkers223
    3 tundi tagasi

    I found some older fnaf books at my school's library :D

  47. Lennert Joostens
    Lennert Joostens
    3 tundi tagasi

    cant you find something with the name eva XD

  48. Demonic Toy Chica
    Demonic Toy Chica
    3 tundi tagasi

    Nobody: MatPat:GOLDEN FREDDY=CASSIDY=Crying CHILD Me:Fredbear=Crying Child

  49. Jacob South
    Jacob South
    3 tundi tagasi

    Being named Jacob this intro was terrifying

  50. Hoblgof
    3 tundi tagasi

    Me reading this as my name Andrew with a friend named Evan 😬😳😱

  51. PiercingDagger
    3 tundi tagasi

    I thought it was the bite of 87

  52. Jake Sanson
    Jake Sanson
    3 tundi tagasi

    man i just wanted to watch a game theory and the first thing i hear is him calling out my name

  53. Enn_trap 666
    Enn_trap 666
    3 tundi tagasi

    Sounding like pennywise in the beginning of the video

  54. Pepsi man
    Pepsi man
    4 tundi tagasi

    I think Evan is the name of C.C/BV

  55. Roblox Cuty
    Roblox Cuty
    4 tundi tagasi

    His name is Christopher

  56. RadCat Studios
    RadCat Studios
    4 tundi tagasi

    1:50 The new security breach trailer be like:

  57. Gavin Aikens
    Gavin Aikens
    4 tundi tagasi

    Take a shot every time the fnaf lore is missing a piece

  58. 小天使小魔鬼
    4 tundi tagasi

    my ex ruined the name evan for me OUT OF ALL THE NAMES ITS EVAN

  59. JJ Elson
    JJ Elson
    4 tundi tagasi

    Doesn't make sense though, the crying child is Evan, but is the father to Jacob, but possible brother to Michael Afton, how would he be the crying child if he died in the book?

  60. Katie Krok
    Katie Krok
    4 tundi tagasi

    there’s ghosts, lore, and bloodstains in a children’s workbook....what

  61. Abigail Vaughan
    Abigail Vaughan
    4 tundi tagasi

    The crying child’s name is Chris afton

  62. JoyousPotato
    4 tundi tagasi

    Why does MatPat sound like a scary Chris Griffin in the intro? Just me?

  63. Annie Rankine
    Annie Rankine
    4 tundi tagasi

    You don't know 'the crying child's name?' I thought it was chris afton. William aftons youngest son?

  64. Foxy The Toast
    Foxy The Toast
    5 tundi tagasi

    You know how we most likely play as Micheal, if that’s true why do we get attacked when we are NOT William Afton or is it because we look like him?

  65. Jordan the Crazy
    Jordan the Crazy
    5 tundi tagasi

    is andiematronic’s theory connected to your theory?

  66. ꧁ᴀ ᴍᴜғғɪɴ꧂
    ꧁ᴀ ᴍᴜғғɪɴ꧂
    5 tundi tagasi

    Thoughts on the new fnaf trailer MatPat 🤨🎤

  67. Milos Macanovic
    Milos Macanovic
    5 tundi tagasi

    I think crieng childs name is EVAN...this isnt the end off the coment next video ill tell the rest

  68. gacha midget
    gacha midget
    5 tundi tagasi

    I'm sorry crying child the gacha community will no longer be calling you Chris you are now Evan

  69. Zero Oceanic
    Zero Oceanic
    5 tundi tagasi

    Some people on rhe fandom call the crying child Chris. But for some reason for me Evan feels a little off, why would Scott give a "hint" on something that is 6 years old! It doesin't feel right to me. But i'm good with Evan..... for now

  70. NinjaMetal
    5 tundi tagasi

    I now share a name with a FNaF charcter. Cool

  71. Kawaii Chan
    Kawaii Chan
    5 tundi tagasi

    My theory, based upon what you discover in FNAF AR, is that Vanessa is fighting for control of her own mind. As was suggested by Mat Pat, but I came to this conclusion long before he made his theory. But this gameplay trailer solidified it. The person talking in the beginning and the man yelling are William Afton. Why do I know this? I analyzed the voice and compared it to the voice you hear from the FNAF VR minigame. It's the SAME VA! Therefore there will be times she is in control and genuinely wants to help us, but I think Afton will slowly win as she dawns the suit. Showing her full body committance and that she is now fully in his control. I think one of her acts of defiance will be giving Gregory the wrist watch seen in the trailer. Because it has access to cameras in the multiplex, a map, an inventory, and logs. The only way he would have access to this information is if SHE or FREDDY gave it to him. Another thing that suggested a shift in her personality? One, she has the purple nail polish, and secondly... As she watched Gregory from outside the glass elevator her neck twitches subtly. Her lips were partially opened in shock before the neck twitch, but then her body subtly becomes more trained on Gregory after the neck twitch. And when she says they have to get him "Out by morning" it is my thought that either they are going to lose control of their own body to William by that time or she is trying to lure him out by that time. I think there is a clear distinction between "Vanny" and "Vanessa". Vanny seems like a nickname, less formal and playful. While Vanessa is a real name. I think Vanessa is the real her while "Vanny" is a combo of "Bunny" and "Vanessa". Something William came up with. A new name for a new killer. I think we are going to either save her and ourselves by the end of the night or at least try to. But I think William is due to return as a nightmare animatronic. Due to the ending with the hand in purple lighting or Vanessa gets stuffed. Either way it is the rebirth of a killer.

  72. Mr.C Cool
    Mr.C Cool
    5 tundi tagasi

    It could be either Evan or Jake I mean there are similarities but it also could be neither and Scott was just like you said throwing is a bunch of information

  73. Chloe Duncan
    Chloe Duncan
    5 tundi tagasi

    Confirmed: MatPat is a lore troll at times.

  74. the bunny gamer
    the bunny gamer
    5 tundi tagasi

    according to the thumbnails of these videos alone, we miss a lot of things in fnaf

  75. Riley Cortes
    Riley Cortes
    5 tundi tagasi

    1:50 his name is evan

  76. KodaSoda
    6 tundi tagasi

    I dont know if matpat has talked about this, or if its just not important, but i'll say it anyway. In the trailer for sister location, you can hear a little girl whispering and mumbling. Its hard to her what she saying. Maybe you have to mess around with the audio? But i all i could understand was 'Don't do what he says' Another thing is, the girl doesn't sound like baby, or ballora, or any character. Its most likely elizabeth. I don't think this will have abig impact on the loar, just something i noticed.

  77. Martina Ahrens
    Martina Ahrens
    6 tundi tagasi

    Cry cheid = Chris afton

  78. Nytro Pro
    Nytro Pro
    6 tundi tagasi

    I think that security breach is a before anything happened like the bites and that the name of the crying child could be Gregory because in one of the shots you see to lines on his shirt... I know it is a bit of a stretch but could very well be possible

    1. Nytro Pro
      Nytro Pro
      6 tundi tagasi

      If you are going to do a video on the security breach I think you could put this theory in and say if this is possible or not thank you mat I would appreciate this I’m not a theorist but I might be if this is presented

  79. Reagan’s Gacha 118
    Reagan’s Gacha 118
    6 tundi tagasi

    I think the tally marks represent how many nights Mike was able to survive

  80. Paula Ruelas
    Paula Ruelas
    6 tundi tagasi

    I'm really mad at this point

  81. Paula Ruelas
    Paula Ruelas
    6 tundi tagasi

    I can't believe no one has figured out the name yet

  82. LizzyPlaysMiniDog
    6 tundi tagasi

    Thats my little brothers name, i got a chill down my spine hearing that

  83. Cyrocyincal
    6 tundi tagasi

    5 years

  84. Enid Animates
    Enid Animates
    6 tundi tagasi

    I have the activity book, my brother got it for me. A few days ago I was bored and looked through it again. I saw the tally’s and wondered, ‘Where do those fit in the lore? Or are they already part of it?’ But now I’m wondering another thing, on page 18-19 there are tally’s and puppet is watching from under the desk, so who are they? Why do they come in with the tally? What do they have to do with it? Or is it a coincidence? Also Matt, I’m kinda convinced that he COULD be the crying child, but in a different form. _Undead_ like his brother, could Cassidy be (forgot his name ;-;) cancer kids mother? How are they related? But loving the FNAF series anyways. Edit: Cassidy also asks, ‘Do you have dreams?’ With a photo of nightmare Freddy. I’ve forgotten if he’s canon or not but if he is, is Cassidy _inside_ it? Either when he’s asleep or awake. I forgot if this has been covered, but I’m just going a tad insane aswell. At the end of the book we see nightmare Chica, is this after the fire? Did Chica ever escape? What does she have to do with Mike, Cassidy and Evan? Also The tally numbers on the grid are: E E E J I. I couldn’t think of anything that could be related, to this though. Maybe initials or first names first letters of spirits? Or something else? I’m not sure, I also think I spelt Chica wrong? Also (again I know, I promise I’ll stop soon, maybe) what do the stars on the front cover have anything to do with? There’s 5, 7, 1, 4 and 2 that you can see clearly (I got two from the bottom left hand corner acting like they were whole), This was the letters: E, G, A D and B. Again, no idea. Also, has anybody tried counting the blood splatters? Putting them in the 8-bit chart? What would that do? I might do that later, but for now I still have about half the video to watch. Another edit: Using E V A and N, you can get other words, Vane: like a windmill type thing, Vena: Blood vessel Nave: the church part for religious congregation. Which could *technically* all be based around the crying child. There could be a vane involved (in his death, the weather is relevant and a vane can also be a spinny thingy, which would include the fan seen early on on camera in game one, or I’m actually crazy now), the vena was what could’ve been cut and the nave was his funeral, his body being laid to rest. I’m gonna start counting blood splatters on each page now, to get something? Maybe?

  85. jaden yuki
    jaden yuki
    6 tundi tagasi

    Scott slang

  86. Lászlo Deák
    Lászlo Deák
    6 tundi tagasi

    Sad Security Breach noices.

  87. MMDGLaDOS Gaming
    MMDGLaDOS Gaming
    6 tundi tagasi

    i thought the crying childs name was chris .-.

  88. charlie the gamer711
    charlie the gamer711
    6 tundi tagasi

    angry child is literally underfell

  89. ruby my guy
    ruby my guy
    6 tundi tagasi

    Im a little rusty on the fnaf lore but i think maybye security breach might be the same location as fnaf 2. It sounds absurd but there are a few similarities e.g the play area for fnaf 2 and the play area in fnaf security breach. (also theres the ballpit teaser in security breach but i dont know if the ballpit was in the fnaf 1 location ). If we figure out when security breach is set that would make even more evidence aswell

  90. Tsukkihina_simp
    6 tundi tagasi

    I’m into this I believe it

  91. ass wad
    ass wad
    6 tundi tagasi

    and they all lived Happily Evan Afton

  92. tony
    7 tundi tagasi

    Boys we are not done yet these years have paid off but we need to keep on going even if we’re 40🙎🏽

  93. ZofrinFN
    7 tundi tagasi

    9:02 that could mean that’s how many people he has killed and that might play a big part once we meet new characters.

  94. Tsukkihina_simp
    7 tundi tagasi

    I always thought it was Chris afton

  95. SythChris
    7 tundi tagasi

    who else got goosebumps

  96. Gobo The Ghostie
    Gobo The Ghostie
    7 tundi tagasi

    you should make a episode that summarizes all the up to date info on the FNAF series because there’s a lot of theories on you channel that you’ve back tracked on.

  97. Ludwig
    7 tundi tagasi

    The pages

  98. Kaeden Saunders
    Kaeden Saunders
    7 tundi tagasi

    I can only imagine how people named "Jake" would feel! 😂

  99. Sammi Gutteridge
    Sammi Gutteridge
    7 tundi tagasi

    You know at the beginning of this video of the missing children graves there is a grave at the very back

  100. khang le
    khang le
    7 tundi tagasi