Game Theory: FNAF, We Solved Golden Freddy! (Five Nights At Freddy's)
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Yes, it's time to talk about FNAF lore... again! Theorists, today we are solving one of the BIGGEST mysteries in the Five Nights At Freddy's universe - Golden Freddy. I know I've talked at length about our favorite golden animatronic bear, but here me out. The newest Fazbear Frights book CONFIRMED it! It's time to uncover the SOULS stuck inside Golden Freddy!
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  • Golden rohan
    Golden rohan

    "You still have more, matpat."

    • April Willis
      April Willis

      Fanf music start mat pat thats just a theory a game theory

    • boba tea
      boba tea


    • minecraft68

      Theres always more

    • KB Reynolds
      KB Reynolds

      Guys listen up I'ma tell y'all something oily black tears what does that sound like? The dead kids in fnaf 3 I'm not making a

    • Sakura Blood
      Sakura Blood

      @the dot giver .

  • Tristan V
    Tristan V

    I just found out Spotify has the FNAF books as well! All you have to do is search for the book name. I don't think it saves your spot in the book, but if you already use Spotify, check it out! Here's a link to the first book to get started:

  • Penguins

    Funny how scott is watching these and is like lol nope

  • Mae Valenta
    Mae Valenta

    All the Cassidys with straight hair watching this rn are quaking

  • CloudyCat113

    Wait, an alligator mask? A character from the new Fnaf game, Security Breach, is an alligator! (His name is Montgomery Gator, if you wanted to know.) Could that be game version Andrew? MatPat, if you read this, let your theory brain run.

  • PurpleDrakon

    man we need a theory that summarizes all of this stuff like really i cant keep track of what is still real and isnt

  • Rydisco

    Am i the only one that realised that at the start of the vid the person in the operating chair has the head of burnt Anakin Skywalker?

  • Bradley Klein
    Bradley Klein

    no theory person/matpat Chris/Crying child is a glitch he is shadow freddy duh (didn't mean the duh just for little sprinkle on top)

  • X_Gamer Guy_X
    X_Gamer Guy_X

    2 spirits, one suit. That sounds familiar?

  • Jhieyan Carl Benedicto
    Jhieyan Carl Benedicto

    7:46 Does that remind me of that crocodile guy in security breach? We know that one of the endings fnaf 3 there are mask ghosts with one black who is Charlie and the whites ones are the six victims ALSO it said "Crocodile mask" the kids in one of the fnaf 3 ending are wearing masks indicating the animatronics SO THEORY: that kid was murdered before.. MAYBE that kid was murdered along the way BY VANNY This is actually a crazy theory but i think its just a coinsidence im just thinking this kid was one of the victims of Vanny being controlled by Glitchtrap idk. Also have a good day :)

  • Entropy

    That burned afton art is disturbing

  • ProjectCambrian

    This one is 5 months old now. I'm pausing at 15:10 because a thought occurs to me regarding Golden Freddy and having possibly more than 2 spirits housed within it. The suit itself is inoperable and a Piggy Bank to me. There's more than one animatronic with multiple spirits inside. Then there's the question of the Ultimate Reason, the End game if you will. Obviously there's a danger to storing spirits as the exploding one causing other random animatronics to become autonomous and possessed by individual spirits and not Fragments of spirits. It's not like say...the Matrix from the Bayformers films where it's an Energy Type that when housed in a bio form becomes Sentient and self aware. Here its different, it's Transference instead. That one exploding suit contained as many spirits as were animated by that explosion! Is my guess anyways. Because of that volatility, I will hazard a guess that suggests there is a limit to how many or how much spirit energy can be housed in a single suit. We know from Baby that she was Designed to Collect children, same with a few other models as well. You Don't Make a Factory and produce potentially Dozens if not Hundreds of these things if your EVIL MACHINATIONS are SMALL Time. We're Up to a MALL in size for this kind of attraction. An entertainment Complex that males a Playdium look TINY. If Storage is apart of the Formula, then what BIG Event is Coming down the Pipeline I wonder? Sure now you've got Glitchtrap and the VR Possession angle...but that feels more like an Emperor Palpatine devious trick to extend his own life. TOO Many of Himself could prove problematic in the long run, not unlike Sim's portrayal of The Master in Tennant's run of Doctor Who. The Mall entertainment complex is the next step up the business Evolutionary Ladder...there's Only One Step Above that and its has scads of Rollercoasters among other things...and shows up as a silhouette in a game menu screen background, just like the Afton Family Farmhouse. The Freddy Fazbear Wonderland Amusement Park. So if That's the Next Step After Security Breach...with a Rockstar Freddy pulling a Terminator 2 Good Guy Protector role...then we Might be seeing the beginnings of a FACTION CONFLICT. While Too Many possessed Glitchtraps might be a Problem, a Manageable number would be great at say...Managing an Entertainment Complex. So to draw a little more inspiration from Ghostbusters..."the guy who designed this was either a certified Genius or a nethetic Wacko." Ray Stantz when going over the blueprints for Dana Barrets apartment. This Evo Shandor reference shows up in the more recent videogame when the crew visits the estate of the Architect which turns out to be a purposefully designed supernatural location as well. It's that notion, along with Scott Cawthon's well know love of 80's horror movies that is pulling me in this direction. Just working from Plausible Breadcrumbs here, but the Amusement Park silhouette has been kinda in the background of the story for a few years now but Other than Fazbear Frights...we Haven't Been to such a location as of yet. I'm gonna wager the whole VR experience with All of the variety of games isn't unlike a very small scale amusement park, more in the form of a haunted Halloween hayride deal..but still an Attraction of the Same Variety nonetheless. 7 years into this expanding franchise and I honestly think theres a LOT of Room Left for this basic story to go from here. Feels like we are passed the Halfway mark, but Not Buy Much. Using Disney and Universal as easy examples...what's Next to Suppoer this Scale of Attraction? What Has to be in place for an operation of that size to work? So ancillary media I mean. We will know a lot more once we are inside the game playing it...but I'll wager the videogame arcade will be full of Fazbear games and not random known titles. I'm sure there'll be a laugh in the titles there but also an FPS, a Driving game, Ghost and Goblins but all Fazbear themed. Side game playable for all of them would be awesome. But...what I Do see within this complex are a LOT of Plausible HORCRUXES for Mass STORAGE. IF Cawthon is having a laugh and pulling an Evo Shandor here...Keep an Eye out for a FLOORPLAN of the complex. That in and of itself might be Nothing but at Some Point Collecting Energy has to lead to a Use of that energy, otherwise it's just evil Hoarding with no ending which loses its fear factor after a bit. Oh earlier, passed halfway, what I meant is that we are just passed the halfway point in a lores development where theres still lots of room to grow, but an endgame is in sight. That endgame is the point of Reboot as the OG story has run its course and going further without rebooting turns into constant rehashing without new ideas. Many of the fan games have been already exploring that natural plot progression as Sinister Turmoil Sewers demonstrated nicely. It's the Reason Why, the Build Up to an entertainment complex. There's been too many indications of Up scaling beyond progressing the story by Creator Scott Cawthon. So In World, I'm gonna guess the VR Game was used to Recruit the people needed to design such an attraction. The Game was Tested by a group attached to the Business. Tested by the games Devs. Those devs get possessed by Glitchtrap, each "Glitchpawn" also shares the knowledge of the person possessed and they go about Upscaling the OG Operation from Pizza Parlor dinner theater to Complex. Here however is Second Level Harvesting of souls..but Still on a relatively Small Abduction scale as the purpose of the complex is a Means to Get to building the bigass grand Amusement Park. And All the genre constituent Ingredients, from dastardly engineering to full on necromancy and spells, curses and tragedies are present throughout the games. I've seen a few classic horror movies referenced in the series so far, certain cues here and there, visual or sound I've noticed things that could have been inspired by at Least 25 separate horror movies and franchises. All lovingly adapted for use in this fantastic work. I think down the road we're looking at a Gozer Level MechaFazbear kinda deal down the road that'll scale Down to less Kaiju and more Portal to someplace Baaaad, like at the start of the first Hellboy Far Less World ending scenario and maybe more City of the Dead. Seems all Plausible considering 7 years lead up. I wonder if the arcade games will be used to Store murdered souls as well? Look for playable games and indicators like "I'm Here" glitching on the screens. Oh...regarding Glitchpawns...Transference is a thing, but So Is Freaky Friday. At the end of Help Wanted VR, Glitchtrap is Solid and the Player is Locked Away I side a Metal Box, the inside of a Machine, not an animatronic buuuut Maybe a arcade sized videogame. Perhaps Rockstar Freddy the Hero of T2, Used to be a Dev or game tester? Their minds Swapped out like swapping Operating Systems or other programs. SURE, Suppressed Souls could easily be the thing but it's the entire Harvesting of souls continued while there's a storage limit per unit. So why Manufacture more Killing machines unless theres a reason.

  • Elizabeth Tollefson
    Elizabeth Tollefson

    Maybe the reason golden freddy only has one eye lit up is cause the crying child moved on but Cassidy didn’t (sorry if someone already said that)

  • Piggytoon

    Lol when i am watching this video my brother came up to me and said august matpat has a new channel called food therou

  • MarsBarr

    imagine fnaf doesnt have any lore but just small little skits before nights and hes just wasting his time lol

  • Corpi

    hey matpat something i kinda wanna point out if you dont mind but wasnt there a kid in the fnaf 3 like happiest day wearing alligator mask? something i just wanted to point out nothing rlly with it just something i thought of lmao.

  • Arturo Ayala
    Arturo Ayala

    Sooo... what happened with the Susie/Chica Theory?... you haven't forgotten it, did ya?

    • Arturo Ayala
      Arturo Ayala

      Plus also, I wonder if you checked the call of the bunny, and a certain story about another mat?

  • alpha bears
    alpha bears

    Is freddy a bear or a cow?

  • JumpTrash

    im still so confused on the proper order of events in this series

  • FBI VAN 11
    FBI VAN 11

    I can’t be the only one who thinks that there is some sort of hidden message in all of these game theory videos. Not about the fan showed themselves, but about Matpat and friends. Like in the beginning why did the letters come in that order?!?

  • _________ legends
    _________ legends

    I feel like the stitch rave makes everyone he shock into the crying child XD

  • Huynh Hong Nhat
    Huynh Hong Nhat

    The groovy advertisement neuropathologically cycle because bait empirically scorch off a exciting exclusive ounce. neighborly, impolite comparison

  • Autistic Aussie
    Autistic Aussie

    He protecc He attacc He always come bacc

  • Project Edits
    Project Edits

    EYMATGROHE is the order the lights come on when on the intro for the title "game theory"

  • Ross Hoover
    Ross Hoover


  • Hype Adventure
    Hype Adventure

    back in the good ol' days: WERE SOLVING FNAF now: SOLVING MINECRAFT AND FORTNITE

  • The Candy behind the slaughter i guess
    The Candy behind the slaughter i guess

    *I'm* *broken* *These* *theories* *have* *broken* *me*

  • Ethan Walsh
    Ethan Walsh

    has any one notice that the children who died were seven first chika then freddy then foxy then bonnie then puppet the Cassidy then the crying child seven nights seven killed children just a thought

  • Jordan Loker
    Jordan Loker

    william afton in a nutshell: he attac he protec he always come bac

  • Lord beerme or us
    Lord beerme or us

    Golden freddy is my favorite

  • Adwin AsocialArtist
    Adwin AsocialArtist

    Creepypasta: I'm the scariest thing on the internet Game Theory Opening Bits: Hold My Beer Horror Movies: Am I a joke to you?

  • that one guy with the voice
    that one guy with the voice

    This also explains why golden freddy can ascend with the other 5 And Keep afton alive

  • daniel Lockwood
    daniel Lockwood

    I just had an idea. Golden Freddy doesn't have an endoskeleton and it explains why one of the spirits in Golden Freddy can't see. The Crying Child was bit so they removed the endoskeleton and the head from the suit. So he could only possess the head of Golden Freddy. Then when Cassidy is stuffed in the suit he possesses the body. Thus when the head is reunited with the body it explains why one is under the other. The Crying Child is literally on top of Cassidy. ex. The Head is on top of the Body section. But because the endo skeleton is gone neither have control over the suit.

  • Rickypol 007
    Rickypol 007

    5:15 i thinm he was just triggered because IS A FRIKKING 5O/20

  • Aubrey Abuan
    Aubrey Abuan

    Golden Freddy is Cassidy.

  • eva arquisola
    eva arquisola

    how about all the mask in happiest day mini game are the kids inside golden freddies body

  • miss Coffee
    miss Coffee

    I think shadow fredy is crying child

  • Envious Penguin • 69 seconds ago
    Envious Penguin • 69 seconds ago

    Everyone: Noooo! You can't just kill people without getting caught!!! 3 kids in a trenchcoat: Haha robot go zap zap

  • B.M

    Page 83, Cassidy asked The Crying Child "Is this song familiar to you?" Can anyone tries to answer that? I wonder if it relates to the tally marks there. Just saying.

  • Johannes Dy
    Johannes Dy

    "He attac" "He protec" "But most important..." "He come bacc" 😂😂😂

  • Juliette Norton
    Juliette Norton

    This is the most satisfying theory I have heard yet.

  • The Pilgrimage
    The Pilgrimage

    The doctor: Heres your vaccination! My Sleep Paralysis Demon: Are you sure about that?


    What if Andrew was the reason that Pete didn't die? He wanted revenge but we don't know what Pete did, but that just a theory, a game theory

  • Splite _
    Splite _

    That’s why the box had two locks. One represents each soul and the box represents the prison that is golden freddy

  • I'm a motherfreaking avocado
    I'm a motherfreaking avocado

    Is there anywhere you can read the books online? I want to read them, but I don't know where I can.

  • Winged Whimsy
    Winged Whimsy

    Another bit of evidence for golden Freddy being 2 spirits, the glowing eyes in the fnaf 3 bad ending. Each of the core 4 have one glowing eye but the mysterious probably golden Freddy head in the back has both eyes lit.

  • Lils

    he attack he protec, rip to matpat getting the order of that meme mixed up 🥲

  • The Gaming Sisters and Dogs
    The Gaming Sisters and Dogs

    OMG I literally am using audible for silver eyes before I even watched this

  • xXGacha_WeebsXx xXGacha_WeebsXx
    xXGacha_WeebsXx xXGacha_WeebsXx

    Matpat: Golden Freddy has 2 spirits! The New Kid: *sup*

  • Huynh Hong Nhat
    Huynh Hong Nhat

    The fast square syntactically face because cap pathophysiologically examine till a goofy pants. noisy, gleaming imprisonment

  • enis serifi
    enis serifi

    Kinda late but it also explains the line "U can't die, but u wish u could".

  • Emmett Clarke
    Emmett Clarke

    So if the bite of '83 victim says "I can't see" could he have been bitten where the sight part of the brain is?

  • Otisboy67

    Huh one spirit keeping its tormenter alive so that it can get its revenge Is it just me or does this sound similar to Scott and Matt’s relationship Matt keeps making theories and sometimes alters the story with said theories (as confirmed in Dawko’s interview with Scott) and in response Scoot keeps endlessly releasing content for the series so Matt can never rest To quote a wise man “it’s like poetry, it rhymes”

  • irponz

    its me its me its me its me its me its me its me I saw it what the?

  • leahj127

    I can't wait for the mpreg theory

  • Keira

    He protecc He attacc But most importantly, he always comes back

  • Laveen Sahib
    Laveen Sahib

    hey game throey, I went on google typing in what animatronic did Chris Sefton posses, and it says mostly posses shadow Freddy or golden Freddy, I am confused why, can you do a vid why, even if you didn't do that vid, sorry that I said that a bit too early.

    • Laveen Sahib
      Laveen Sahib

      @Nuker Propane oh ok, thank you for saying that

    • Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane

      Chris is a fan name and he is most definetly golden freddy not anything else

    • Laveen Sahib
      Laveen Sahib

      I mean crying child posses marinette or golden Freddy( I did the wrong research, sorry, even can you do a video why crying child is marineette or golden child, sorry again).

    • Laveen Sahib
      Laveen Sahib

      I mean crying child

  • Micah Beckner
    Micah Beckner

    I think that afton has been kept from dying for a long time In one of the older videos you said a quote from one of the novels where afton put one of the characters in a suit and was talking about what will happen if the spring locks are triggered. Afton says “you’ll die, but it will be slow” implying that he should have died as well so if it’s the same exact process that happened to afton in fnaf three then he should have died unless he was being kept alive even then by the spirits

  • Giacomo Mattia Colombo
    Giacomo Mattia Colombo

    hold up, was that anakin Skywalker in the intro? So the fricking purple guy is anakin Skywalker?

  • Pillow Slasher
    Pillow Slasher

    Wait so is andrew cassidy's brother, a person that is someone like william afton but the afton in the name is switched with idk but Maybe they meet up in william's and william's represent in the books H E double luigis, maybe they meet up and survive better in H E double luigis, so cassidy and andrew torment them again but more harder more greater and more like H E double luigis, but hey thats just a theory a fan theory thanks for reading

  • Alexis Nunez
    Alexis Nunez

    no one: literally no one: Me: The intro is so scary then when matpat speaks "Whew"

  • Magic Man
    Magic Man

    Two spirits one book, two spirits one body, two girls one cup

  • Toybonnie Glitch quantum
    Toybonnie Glitch quantum

    It is interesting that we have never seen the original form of fredbear, we saw MODERN fredbear, but not the one from the 80s what we know is that the endoskeletons are never changed, if not what would happen if you burned a suit (not the endo), the soul is It would be in the endo the answer is inconclusive, repair Nightmare Fredbear leaves us with a version with a robust mouth and body.

  • ImNotPxstelRxse

    "e my targ hoe" dont ask just being dumb and seeing what this says if you watch it progress 0:34

  • Jacob Cox
    Jacob Cox

    7:20 I would like to point out that the ECG says his heart rate is 99 but it sounds more like 60

  • Jacob Cox
    Jacob Cox

    I protecc I atacc But most importantly *I ALWAYS COME BACK* -william afton

  • The Speediest Gonzales
    The Speediest Gonzales

    I actually might have some more evidence that says that Golden Freddy has two souls that MatPat didn’t acknowledge. In the bad ending of FNaF 3, all the animatronic heads have one eye lit up, signifying one soul, except Golden Freddy. While his animatronic head is not present, both of the eyes of his ghost suit (I don’t know what else to call it lol) are lit up. So I believe that is confirmation that the original quartet of animatronics only have one soul each, while Golden Freddy has two.

  • Mahikan McCallum
    Mahikan McCallum

    I faded under the sea where are you now the monster run inside of me

  • Raven Loop
    Raven Loop

    Random theory may be completely wrong but just a thought, what if glitch trap got into golden Freddy, Glitch trap soul apparently is broken off into many parts and is scattered around. The boy is tormenting him because of what he did, but it mentioned that they “they’re tormenting each other”. Maybe this could be the boy making him pay but also him, jake also explained how if Andrew could go into his body why couldn’t some else go through his. It could also explain how glitch trap technically could survive the blast explosion he supposedly dies from. But like glitch trap He always comes back.

  • llxn_o

    honestly, the whole fnaf lore is an SCP lmfao

  • i drank bleach gaming
    i drank bleach gaming

    I need help with a theory How many people died in the books and games cuz I need that info and I’m to lazy to look over the whole timeline

    • i drank bleach gaming
      i drank bleach gaming

      But i want a real number

    • Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane

      Dozens of people died in the AR game

    • Macintosh Plus
      Macintosh Plus


  • Alpha Noodle
    Alpha Noodle

    remember when matpat said that he would do his last fnaf theory?

  • Alice CS
    Alice CS

    william afton = over obsessed with bunnies

  • -Cloudy Ivy-
    -Cloudy Ivy-

    Plot twist: Andrew, wearing an alligator mask is the child possessing the Montgomery Alligator animatronic, and knows that Afton was controlling Vanny to do the endless game of hide and seek, and when Vanny finally caught him, he decided to get at Afton for doing what he did.

    • SarahBeth Tomlinson
      SarahBeth Tomlinson


  • Maru Kun
    Maru Kun

    My friend on Discord for some reason says these theories don't make any sense, but I told them it's because they weren't listening to the evidence. They weren't to happy about that, but atleast most viewer see where you're going with this.

  • Kimberly Ziegler
    Kimberly Ziegler

    Do you believe there Are more than 2 souls like Cassidy, Kellsey, Michael from the books and Crying Child.

  • Whatever u can call me
    Whatever u can call me


  • Mr MeepMeeps
    Mr MeepMeeps

    I had this theory so long ago because when fnaf ucn came out lefty death quote was there is room for one more so I reasoned that since Chris died from Fred bear which is possesed by Cassidy I reasoned that they share the suit!

  • Jean B.
    Jean B.

    So what happened to the puppet being the crying child and giving all the others the souls?

  • Comet

    Matpat: we solved golden freddy! Scott: wait *thats illegal* *proceeds to add a new book, teaser lore drop and another use of the name "Jeremy"* Scott: Haahhaa *ok, ok just ONE more teaser*

  • Fire Fox
    Fire Fox


  • Fruit gummy
    Fruit gummy

    Especially on chipotle days!!

  • Padrick Smith
    Padrick Smith

    whoever is reading this.what if you put all the books words or something together.

  • Annika Punak
    Annika Punak

    Like William afton said I ALWAYS COME BACK

  • Ethan Gafoor
    Ethan Gafoor


  • Frozen Ice
    Frozen Ice

    The game: survive from animatronic Lessons: there is a ghost Homework: time line School: a spirits

  • Jassprit Singh Kalsi
    Jassprit Singh Kalsi

    6:15 mEMe

  • Ron Bayona
    Ron Bayona

    How does the nightmares in fanaf4 pick you up when there illusions 🤔

  • Autumn AmberLeaf
    Autumn AmberLeaf

    I JUST realized that this video was was posted on my birthday.. nice... :)

  • Tayyib Hussain
    Tayyib Hussain

    I’ve got a feeling all his work is bout to be Undone

  • Cakeon

    Ummmm are we gonna ignore the body in the intro was anakins burnt body from mustafar

  • Yaboi Xdgames
    Yaboi Xdgames

    6:15 Thank you for this

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  • Akmal Lk
    Akmal Lk

    What if toby fox and scott makes a game together

  • Mysterious Neko99
    Mysterious Neko99

    Solved for real?

    • Daniel games0202
      Daniel games0202


  • Caidanthegamer 2
    Caidanthegamer 2

    Wait... do you think that maybe one of the spirits in fnaf 2 possesses the DETACHED GOLDEN FREDDY HEAD?

  • Jedi Anderson
    Jedi Anderson

    Hocus pocus these games have no focus

  • FNG Waffles
    FNG Waffles

    crying child: hey look that’s my brother Cassidy: kill him crying child: what no that’s my brother Cassidy: kill him

  • Eva Schenk
    Eva Schenk

    "The one you should not have killed" Is a good name, at least by my opinion.

  • INK

    10:23 well if you google my name demarion it means bitter so I guess I'm bitter now

  • Louis Hendley
    Louis Hendley

    something I wanna say,: when it turns 6AM the children saying YAYYYY! Where did that come from? did the animatronics come out at 6AM? because phone guy said "They use to be able to walk around during the day too". also, the death screen is the night guard stuffed into a fazbare suit. but how do we know it's us? how do we know its not a memory or phone guy? sorry just wanna say that..