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?

  • PlussDeku

    Omg you might be right

  • MewtwoShadowFNaFGirl

    The Books for me are kinda starting to feel less like FNaF so I sort of gave up on getting the Books at this point.

  • Golden Freddy
    Golden Freddy

    Chris Afton is crying child’s name

  • D.J Llama08
    D.J Llama08

    I just realised. In Fnaf 4, couldnt u just turn on the light, the nightmares are scared of it??

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter



    So I found something in reddit an answer that will solve c.c or the crying child so what I see is this :does he still talk to you and :does this song familiar to you end the qouit so some couniton to someone who sing a song to the crying child and Micheal that don't talk to the crying child this

  • Angkasa Chendarma
    Angkasa Chendarma

    We know who our friends are but your not one of them

  • Kazuro Azzurachi
    Kazuro Azzurachi

    Nobody: Fanmade gacha life fnaf stories: HiS nAmE iS ChRis

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      Ikr its annoying

  • DracoFire

    You've really gotta organize this playlist, Matt.

  • Milinko

    Who else is so confused at this point we just need a whole ‘basic’ recap of absolutely everything

  • buddy wentz
    buddy wentz

    the new fnafe secerdy breach trailer

  • Leah Vanderpool
    Leah Vanderpool

    I doubt this to be completely true. Evan from the book, granted I'm going off of what I've heard because I haven't read the book yet, is a father, has a brother named Michael, and his kid has a tumor in the front left part of his brain. Now the crying child from the FNAF series is one son of three kids total, has a brother named Michael (an older brother), and has lost his front left lobe in his brain from the bite of 1983. think that it's worth mentioning that at the end of five nights at Freddy's 4, the crying child's heartbeat monitor flatlines. In response to that psychic friend fredbear replies, "I will put you back together again." Now, last I knew, humans can't be torn apart and put back together like a toy or ROBOT. ROBOTS can't reproduce to have children either. Could they create one? Possibly. But all evidence points to this rather being less from the perspective of Evan and more the perspective of Evans son. After all, what if Michael or William spoke to the crying child through the walkie-talkie to calm them during the night? When their nightmares were the worst?

  • ray vex
    ray vex

    ok so first it was games then films and food what will be next book theory

  • Junebug

    The dead horse is moving what


    Is anyone else getting a pennywise vibe from the intro?

  • Jane XD
    Jane XD

    Christopher "chris" Afton is the crying child.. That's 1 second see you tomorrow!!

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      Your pfp is not pog

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      I hate you

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      Chris is fan made

    • Jane XD
      Jane XD

      Maybe Evan???

  • Blue Moon Games
    Blue Moon Games

    he looks like an Evan to me

  • Deadcrayz


  • mrs.little gacha gamer
    mrs.little gacha gamer

    When I thought of ennard and Michael afton: So if en killed mike what if CB aka Elizabeth Afton was controlling en Bc she forgives mike for bullying cris afton well most ppl call him that but as we call him today “crying child” And Elizabeth tried to give mike a so called “another life” Gt fans, the wons who agree: Fans: OMG UR SO SMART The bully ones: Fans: ur so bad # EW The gacha tubers of fnaf: Fans: YAAAAS

  • E

    E V A N

  • Lucca Passos
    Lucca Passos

    2:02 kkkkkk meu deus a Nazaré Tedesco

  • Anne Pham
    Anne Pham

    Hey mat a new trailer came out for fnaf. Looks like your going to live off of Diet Coke for a while now...

  • Charming nowhere to hide
    Charming nowhere to hide

    Film Theory: I finally figured out all the lore of every fnaf game. Scott cawthon: HAHA SECURITY BREACH GO BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Elixirjacob Cruz
    Elixirjacob Cruz

    Aint evan just henry the mustardman

    • Elixirjacob Cruz
      Elixirjacob Cruz

      @Charming nowhere to hide i see

    • Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide

      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 shad

  • Annika Choi
    Annika Choi

    I’m convinced that the name Evan for the crying child is not 100% confirmed, but I am also convinced that we can kinda start calling the crying child some other name, for now at least. So for the time being, I’m going to start head cannoning the crying child’s name to be Evan. But only for now.

  • Casey Howden
    Casey Howden

    Why Matt, why’d you have to steal the yiay theme, too



  • Jett Ogle
    Jett Ogle

    Cool theory :)

  • Carp

    I’m only here because the new trailer just dropped

  • ppboy gamer
    ppboy gamer

    Can you make a little nightmares thing plz its ok if you cant

  • S Norling
    S Norling

    Hey here is a stupid and far fetched idea thats probs not true but ima say it anyways. What if the crying child is Michael and his brother is Evan??? Maybe the bite of 83 is what make him a "little different" 13:55

  • Denise Howard
    Denise Howard

    Matt pat face it Scott has lost his damn mind

  • Alex Arnett
    Alex Arnett

    I thought the crying child was Chris Afton.

    • Meriqulim Studios
      Meriqulim Studios

      chris was a fanmade name, it's never appeared in teh fnaf canon, some random fan made up the name chris and for some random reason, the whole fandom liked it

  • Chillz-It

    I will give 10 bucks to anyone who can count how many times MatPat says "Jake"

  • emphore Polpatine da Senate
    emphore Polpatine da Senate

    What if u fill the whole grid with alphabet a to z all the way down then draw a pixel foxy on it then the letters inside foxy do something with

  • TabaMations

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

  • iAmEvilGamer

    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.

  • Nico

    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)

  • Jan Erick Masamayor
    Jan Erick Masamayor

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

  • Mj Williams
    Mj Williams

    Where was the Monika costume from 3:23

  • Pam eberle
    Pam eberle

    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

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      First of all chris is not his name second he doesnt possesses shadow freddy

    • ClixxBro

      This theory makes no sense. There is a bite of 83 and 87.

  • Cameron Gonzales
    Cameron Gonzales

    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.

  • Andrew Spectre
    Andrew Spectre

    Oh hey there gamer

  • Anxiety 101
    Anxiety 101

    I got chills when you said Evan was the crying child

  • Lost Jackilyn6431
    Lost Jackilyn6431



    Here a theory what ballora real name

  • MrAquaFox

    No ones gonna talk about fnaf plus???

  • Sherron Richardson
    Sherron Richardson

    Crying child name is Chris

  • Sherron Richardson
    Sherron Richardson

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

  • VeggieTablz Tablz
    VeggieTablz Tablz

    *pulls out the luigi board*

  • Renae Geary
    Renae Geary

    glitch trap vocie lol

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  • Dormer Dormer
    Dormer Dormer

    New security breach trailer. So excited for a new theory

  • Game Assassin
    Game Assassin

    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.

  • supssam

    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.

  • Entry Point Man
    Entry Point Man

    Imagine a guy named jake watching the intro

  • Hecteus

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

  • Mudalad12

    the only wholesome fnaf book, blackbird.

  • Haven Rose
    Haven Rose

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

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      Wait he has?

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      Frying is better

    • Haven Rose
      Haven Rose


  • ExoticTerror

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

  • Leg3nd1603

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

  • 《 kawaii weirdo 》
    《 kawaii weirdo 》

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

  • The Iron Bear
    The Iron Bear

    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.

  • Ei Gaming
    Ei Gaming

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

  • Reece Hoyt
    Reece Hoyt

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

  • sly Salamander
    sly Salamander

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

  • Mila hunter
    Mila hunter

    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???

  • Mila hunter
    Mila hunter

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

  • sly Salamander
    sly Salamander

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

  • Derek Arenas
    Derek Arenas

    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.

  • Mila hunter
    Mila hunter

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

  • •Strawberry Hxlo•
    •Strawberry Hxlo•

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

  • katelyn gamer
    katelyn gamer

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

  • Spookyskanda

    one of the bears is an EVANgelist

  • Dylan Valdez
    Dylan Valdez

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

  • Late Gamer
    Late Gamer

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

  • Ivy Leaf
    Ivy Leaf

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

  • Philip Brice
    Philip Brice

    if evan is the crying child how is jakes dad evan

  • BigMilkers223

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

  • Lennert Joostens
    Lennert Joostens

    cant you find something with the name eva XD

  • Catholic Mario
    Catholic Mario

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

  • Jacob South
    Jacob South

    Being named Jacob this intro was terrifying

  • Hoblgof

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

  • PiercingDagger

    I thought it was the bite of 87

  • Jake Sanson
    Jake Sanson

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

  • Enn_trap 666
    Enn_trap 666

    Sounding like pennywise in the beginning of the video

  • Pepsi man
    Pepsi man

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

  • Roblox Cuty
    Roblox Cuty

    His name is Christopher

  • RadCat Studios
    RadCat Studios

    1:50 The new security breach trailer be like:

  • Gavin Aikens
    Gavin Aikens

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

  • 小天使小魔鬼

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

  • JJ Elson
    JJ Elson

    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?

  • Katie Krok
    Katie Krok

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

  • Abigail Vaughan
    Abigail Vaughan

    The crying child’s name is Chris afton

  • JoyousPotato

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

  • Annie Rankine
    Annie Rankine

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

  • Foxy The Toast
    Foxy The Toast

    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?

  • Jordan the Crazy
    Jordan the Crazy

    is andiematronic’s theory connected to your theory?

  • ꧁ᴀ ᴍᴜғғɪɴ꧂
    ꧁ᴀ ᴍᴜғғɪɴ꧂

    Thoughts on the new fnaf trailer MatPat 🤨🎤

  • Milos Macanovic
    Milos Macanovic

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