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

    EvanTubeGaming15 дзён таму

    guess im the crying child guys

  2. J night

    J night3 дні таму


  3. Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat

    Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat15 дзён таму

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  4. Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A15 дзён таму

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  5. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood15 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

  6. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood15 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

  7. Eva Stirbu

    Eva Stirbu2 хвіліны таму

    Is this also from black bird?The name"Jake"on repeat, the cabinet and the mention of stains. A lot of people think that crying child's name is Chris.I have heard that some people think that his name is Evan.Onestly with Chris there isn't much proof.Then agai"Evan" does have some sense but something is missing,something is overlooked.

  8. Eva Stirbu

    Eva StirbuХвіліна таму

    I had a few theorys myself.

  9. Hayden Catherine

    Hayden Catherine16 хвілін таму

    MatPats next channel Music theory

  10. Joseph Spoto

    Joseph Spoto19 хвілін таму

    I'm sorry I'm used to saying Chris not Evan

  11. Joseph Spoto

    Joseph Spoto20 хвілін таму

    I believe Chris is not a part of golden Freddy and he actually still is alive

  12. dra dale

    dra dale31 хвіліна таму

    7:36 jesus christ i just go scraed since my real name is evan jeeeeeesus

  13. Sporticus Stanz

    Sporticus StanzГодину таму

    imagine the crying child was called freddy

  14. Decortis Ellis

    Decortis EllisГодину таму

    his name is chris athon

  15. 0.obsessiv.0

    0.obsessiv.02 години таму

    I do love this theory so much but I am in agreement that somethings don’t fit, for example the drawing of nightmare Fredbear is drawn in red ink, the pen that Mike draws in. If this theory is true then is there something else we don’t know about Mike? Is there something we haven’t found that connects Mike to the nightmares of the crying child? I don’t believe that Mike and the crying child are the same person, the conclusion we’ve ended at seems to be the best one...... hold on... Brainwave, you remember Charlie from the books right? Is there a possibility that Mike and whoever the crying child is are similar to Charlie’s four models? They seemed to have been living at the same time but maybe their father lost the older brother after the events of Fnaf 4 too. There’s some holes in the thought that could be filled but it wouldn’t have enough evidence to support it, unless I’m missing something that is. Just some things to think about I guess.

  16. •El & Ellen_productions •

    •El & Ellen_productions •2 години таму

    As long as there is a name I’m good

  17. - Suffering pain苦しみの痛み

    - Suffering pain苦しみの痛み3 години таму

    I think "evan" is named chris

  18. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy2 години таму

    I think you forgot that Chris is a fanon name

  19. Night Wolf

    Night Wolf3 години таму

    His name is Chirs so yeah

  20. Jpez

    Jpez3 години таму

    8.3.2021, 14.30

  21. luks jutuber

    luks jutuber3 години таму

    Ayyyyy lmao

  22. SpringGamer William Afton

    SpringGamer William Afton3 години таму

    0:27 Oh... thanks you.

  23. Hecker 99

    Hecker 993 години таму

    Maybe Henry is also somehow possessing golden freddy?

  24. phan panagao

    phan panagao4 години таму

    chris afton

  25. ᴛʜᴇᴍᴀɴʙᴇʜɪɴᴅᴛʜᴇsʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ /ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍ ᴀғᴛᴏɴ

    ᴛʜᴇᴍᴀɴʙᴇʜɪɴᴅᴛʜᴇsʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ /ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍ ᴀғᴛᴏɴ4 години таму

    Fun fact: *Its C.C Name Is Evan afton or Chris afton its comformed (srry if i spelled that wrong*

  26. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy4 години таму

    Fun Fact:"Chris" is a fanon name, and that name has never been confirmed

  27. Tom4Mot

    Tom4Mot5 годин таму

    The Crying Child Name is: Sammy

  28. EsteDoesGaming

    EsteDoesGaming5 годин таму

    What Is happening

  29. Mr Think?

    Mr Think?5 годин таму

    Hey matpat I know this dose not matter but you can tell that there are different FNAF locations cuz in fnaf2 and fnaf1 you can see the difference between the heads with freddy whither freddy has more of a tall head and normal freddy has more of a squished head so that kinda proves there was a location before fnaf 2 Love your content hope you see my comment

  30. Pico

    Pico6 годин таму

    Honestly, I don't agree on most of the new theories, That's because I try to make my own. And seeing probably last mystery of FNaF being solved is quite sad for me, I just can't accept it, I hope there are some secrets in FNaF 1 2 or 3 that haven't been discovered, I don't want to FNaF just end.

  31. Clutch545

    Clutch5456 годин таму

    Wow! Game Theory is finally doing Game Theories again! What is this? 2014?

  32. Faine Jolie Abus

    Faine Jolie Abus8 годин таму

    Criying child is realy cris

  33. Cheryl Ng

    Cheryl Ng8 годин таму

    chris afton+evan afton is Chris Evans??!!! i knew it, marvel was related to FNAF

  34. Donlee Tv

    Donlee Tv8 годин таму

    What if Scott is Mat

  35. Nieve Angeletti

    Nieve Angeletti9 годин таму

    "I won't spoil [The Real Jake] for you, this time!" *Two minutes later* "... and then Jake goes on to possess Simon and his spirit joins Andrew in the Stitchwraith"

  36. Lex Official Music

    Lex Official Music9 годин таму

    Because evens brother was wearing a foxy mask on the bite victims bday so I'd make sense that the character his brother killed him as would have the numbers for evens name

  37. ΠWizzo

    Œ Wizzo9 годин таму

    We did we call the crying child chris in the first place, :]?

  38. Lokeypokey

    Lokeypokey5 годин таму

    @Mediocre Breakdown both

  39. Mediocre Breakdown

    Mediocre Breakdown9 годин таму

    No, I have no idea where that came from, it’s either a fandom name or us Gacha community randomly made it up :/

  40. Hy3b1d Drag0n

    Hy3b1d Drag0n9 годин таму

    wait remember 2014 fnaf 1 night 5 he didnt die that night he just got springlocked on the recording ?

  41. Gabriel Stein

    Gabriel Stein9 годин таму

    I just came back to this channel to see if they were still doing FNAF and holy hell the mad lads are still at it

  42. Emperor Snorlax

    Emperor Snorlax9 годин таму

    When I saw the name Evan my first thought was Vanoss, this lead to imagining his Owl Character being an animatronic.

  43. Mediocre Breakdown

    Mediocre Breakdown9 годин таму

    That’s terrifying

  44. Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier

    Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier10 годин таму

    I am convinced with the name Evan, pretty complex way to get that name and lots of theory stuff.

  45. Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier

    Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier10 годин таму

    Other people who don't do theories: *C h r i s*

  46. Original Roleplays

    Original Roleplays11 годин таму

    Thank God finally a name I hate when people say he's Chris Afton it's annoying

  47. 27hero27

    27hero2711 годин таму

    Make a new theory about the new gameplay trailer for fnaf pls

  48. Im Aight

    Im Aight11 годин таму

    If someone has the logbook please try this thank you Try going from the first set of tally marks and the number of the page and put that into the thing with foxy then for the next set of tally’s take that and the number of pages between the tally’s before and put that in with the foxy thing ( idk what to call it). Then keep repeating this and see what you get. This seems pretty simple but this was just what I think because Micheal Afton kinda must know that his brother is there because of the questions that are there and I can’t really think of any other reason why he would put tally marks.

  49. Spencer and cooper gaming

    Spencer and cooper gaming12 годин таму


  50. alquacks

    alquacks12 годин таму

    Idk probably the book is a alternate or sum

  51. Auroura Kidd

    Auroura Kidd12 годин таму

    Okay. So I've really been cracking down on trying to figure out crying child's name and I think I might be onto something. In Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator we get "introduced" to an unknown orange character. Many have come to the conclusion that this is Afton. However I think that there is a huge possibility that it isn't Afton, but Henry. My evidence for this claim corresponds with a previous video where you played off of this idea, so I won't go too much into that. The thing that I want to focus on is the identity of the crying child. If we are going off the idea that the orange guy is Henry then that would make Mike and the crying child his children. In the books Charlie had been told growing up that she once had a twin brother named Sammy who was kidnapped and killed by Afton when they were three. However, by the end of the series we learn that she had been lied to the whole time and she was the one who was kidnapped and killed. Because of this reveal many have written of Sammy as a character believing that he was never real to begin with and was made up only to trick Charlie. But what if he was real. What if Sammy is the crying child? Think about it. Charlie died when she was three and was later rebuilt by Henry. On her gravestone is says that she died in 1983, which is when FNAF 4 took place. Maybe that room is empty because she died earlier that year. Like you said in your video, he could've seen the moment when she was killed, which is why he fears the restaurant. The crying child is also shown to look quite similar to the way Charlie is described in the books and the way she is shown in the security puppet minigame. If this is all true, then we know that the crying child died after Charlie, and maybe when Henry rebuilt Charlie he didn't program her to have any memories of her brother because it would've opened that wound and hurt Henry more than it already did. Now I know that there are plenty of holes in this theory but I also think that it could be true.

  52. Cloudiiz

    Cloudiiz13 годин таму

    Lmao why is this one episode freaking me out so much?????

  53. Krunchie GoOsE

    Krunchie GoOsE13 годин таму

    hecc yah I'm sold and I'mma use this to show other people the crying child's name

  54. Melissa E Calhoun

    Melissa E Calhoun13 годин таму

    But what about the tormenter's names does that have anything to do with this? Because i think its somehow linked again I'm not quite sure but its just a guess.

  55. _Koala0199 _

    _Koala0199 _13 годин таму

    I have a theory. It doesn't have much evidence but I believe that Crying Childs name is Gregory. If you look at the new fnaf security breach trailer and look closely at Gregory's shirt when he is looking at the hundreds of computer screens you can see two faint grey lines similar to the crying childs shirt. I don't have much other info but that's what I have. Another person had a theory that Gregory is a robot that has the same characteristics and name as crying child to lure the embodiment of Glitchtrap/William Afton out so they could finally catch him. Also very little evidence.

  56. Ankit Sharda

    Ankit Sharda14 годин таму

    So cutee

  57. CuttyKitty37

    CuttyKitty3714 годин таму

    I feel it might be possible that C.C. Simply doesn't remember his name. They are saying that when C.C. was bitten his frontal lobe was damaged. As she of you may know, damage to the frontal lobe results in memory loss, therefore C.C. Forgetting his own name and being unable to answer Cassidy's question.

  58. Madeline Shields

    Madeline Shields15 годин таму

    I think the crying child is Gregory from the security breach trailer because you can see the grey striped on the back of his shrit 😶

  59. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy9 годин таму

    30+ years have passed from bite 83 to fnaf 9, how can he be gregory?

  60. Abigail Templeton

    Abigail Templeton15 годин таму

    00:01 - 0:40 Nightmare fuel

  61. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia15 годин таму

    Terrance can is or might be Micheal afton\emily older brother or Terrance micheal afton\Emily himself

  62. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia15 годин таму

    Terrance\Micheal afton\emily

  63. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia15 годин таму

    Terrance afton\emily Clara afton\Mrs.afton

  64. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia15 годин таму

    I have a phew names for you I don't know if they are what you can call "Canon" but here they are

  65. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy9 годин таму

    the same with Mrs. Afton, there are no hints about her, and she is considered a fanon character

  66. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy9 годин таму

    why did you decide that fanon names are "canon"? These names were invented by the fans, but definitely not from Scott. There was no word about Terrence and you already attribute him to Michael

  67. LemonP!e

    LemonP!e15 годин таму

    I do want to point the meaning of the name Evan. It's a name related to the word Eoghan in Gaelic which means "youth" or "young warrior". I felt like since the name of Cassidy had a meaning I just thought maybe the name Evan would too. Idk just a little thing I wanted to point out.

  68. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia15 годин таму


  69. jamie sanner

    jamie sanner15 годин таму

    what if in f.n.a.f. high toy chica stands for stithwrath because she gathers robotics parts

  70. Gacha Seal !

    Gacha Seal !15 годин таму

    First of all there’s William afton the Clara afton and them michale afton and Elizabeth afton and the crying child ? Well his name is Chris you can research it. His name is Chris afton

  71. soul extinguisher

    soul extinguisher15 годин таму

    maybe the night guard (vanessa) for the new game is the biological mother of the "crying child". because the crying child's sister has green eyes and ballora has pink/purple eyes, if the eye color remains when you posses an animatronics. also if William worked at Freddy's while he was normal, than he would influence his wife to do the same after she left him, (she left him because of the killings) possible theory? idk, we will just wait and see

  72. Johannes Dy

    Johannes Dy15 годин таму

    Happy Child looked kinda cute tho-

  73. Søftievibes 1

    Søftievibes 116 годин таму

    The crying kid is Chris sry…

  74. Lokeypokey

    Lokeypokey5 годин таму

    Chris is a fan name

  75. Ferli Mi

    Ferli Mi16 годин таму

    No he’s not that’s a fan made name you don’t have any proof that his name is Chris

  76. Painted Trash

    Painted Trash16 годин таму

    But like... They took the pieces we had left to put the name of a broken child together The response and pages numbers only gave us 3 letters. "Eva" Tallying up the score and just getting N by coincidence..? Seems too big of a coincidence to NOT be his name

  77. Maverick Killips

    Maverick Killips16 годин таму

    Have you considered the name Eva?

  78. Sedona Swan

    Sedona Swan16 годин таму

    his name is actually gregory right

  79. Physco Mouse

    Physco Mouse16 годин таму

    its CHRIS (im like 3 minutes into the video) but i thought everyone knew his name wad chris, or maybe thats a fan made name cause people are tired of calling him the crying child you know what ima just watch the video .

  80. Lokeypokey

    Lokeypokey5 годин таму

    It's a fan name

  81. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy9 годин таму


  82. Nicole watterson

    Nicole watterson16 годин таму

    i thought his name was chris but..

  83. Lokeypokey

    Lokeypokey5 годин таму

    Chris is a fan name

  84. Chloe Degazon

    Chloe Degazon17 годин таму

    For five whole years I have guessed it would Chris but now I know his name his name is Evan!!!!!!!!!

  85. Lecu The Animator

    Lecu The Animator17 годин таму

    Did anyone think that the intro voice sounded like shaggy

  86. Yep It's Kaylee

    Yep It's Kaylee17 годин таму

    Dude sometimes people call him Chris for no reason, so I think a more logical reason for the name Evan is more profitable for theorists.

  87. K-lou 19k

    K-lou 19k17 годин таму

    Have we ever had the crying child's gender confirmed? If not the crying child might be a girl and her name might be eva

  88. Caleb Fitzgerald

    Caleb Fitzgerald17 годин таму

    Oh matpat us theorists have a request: do you have any say on the links between the gameplay trailer from security breach to the books and FNaF 4

  89. Jynx Kacelyn

    Jynx Kacelyn18 годин таму

    I'm PARTLY sold on this theory. Whole there is enough evidence to say that The Crying Child's name is Evan. However, what if we had one more peice of evidence to conclude it? After all. We could say that the alphabet was put incorrectly into the Foxy Grid (not saying it is or isn't but its a possibility). One more piece of evidence could tie this up.

  90. nicole hamilton

    nicole hamilton18 годин таму

    But I'm pretty sure the crying child's name is Chris

  91. nicole hamilton

    nicole hamilton18 годин таму

    So I'm pretty sure the crying child or Chris possesses Shadow Freddy

  92. nicole hamilton

    nicole hamilton18 годин таму

    The crying child's name is Chris

  93. nothing

    nothing12 годин таму


  94. Joseph Tapp

    Joseph Tapp18 годин таму

    Can we please get MatPat to have a voice role in a FNAF game?

  95. Jason Hattington

    Jason Hattington18 годин таму

    i was still playing hollow knight and had not watched the knight unmasked video until i was done with the game but well ig i saw a moth boss thing and the little ghost is the king welp i see no point to beating the game lol jk but still kinda got spoiled when i wanted see some fnaf T-T

  96. antimatter 17

    antimatter 1718 годин таму

    As soon as i saw the name of the crying child i died laughing as thats my name

  97. Knight123x

    Knight123x18 годин таму

    Until we hear otherwise, I'll consider it as the truth.

  98. Simon Bethke

    Simon Bethke19 годин таму

    i don;t think the name is right only because the proscess to find the name does seem farfetched and theres some unknown cariables (Tallies and the numbers on the book) But I would have to get one myself to see it is definetly believable because scott loves to keep the confusion and I geuss I'm unalive until someone takes me XD

  99. Ultimate Warrior

    Ultimate Warrior19 годин таму

    Hello I have a Theory I think that You play as Michael Afton and all the games

  100. gorge

    gorge19 годин таму

    chris idk

  101. ghostee3

    ghostee319 годин таму

    lol anyone else noticed when he said: "we know the puppet is charlie" and he put charlie and the puppet on top of each other- it kinda looked like dream- 2:12

  102. Michael Villa

    Michael Villa19 годин таму


  103. goth cowboys

    goth cowboys19 годин таму

    i say we call him chris and move on

  104. Currently Being remade

    Currently Being remade20 годин таму

    I.. i dunno.. I mean, a pep power called Electric boogaloo is pretty cool..

  105. Chris Is Vibing

    Chris Is Vibing20 годин таму

    this is a yearly tradition now huh.

  106. Timiya Cook

    Timiya Cook20 годин таму

    crying childs name is Christopher afton aka chris

  107. Evan Fuqua

    Evan Fuqua20 годин таму


  108. TOXITY

    TOXITY20 годин таму

    What if the name was stevan or steven

  109. mochitriaa

    mochitriaa21 годину таму


  110. Jacob Warden

    Jacob Warden21 годину таму

    FNAF is just AOT in a different form

  111. Krazy Kupcakes

    Krazy Kupcakes21 годину таму

    Honestly is MatPat were to become a voice actor, nobody would complain.

  112. Ghost Gzmer

    Ghost Gzmer21 годину таму

    Golden Freddy was not finesh like foxy

  113. sleepy_deero ØwØ

    sleepy_deero ØwØ21 годину таму

    Bro umm when you don't get sleep don't you go crazy so then that may be why crying child sees nightmare animatronics

  114. Luke Summers

    Luke Summers21 годину таму

    ok, if we are talking security breach theories, I've got one that is based SOLEY on the two trailers, so keep in mind, some of this is DEFINITELY not true, but just pieces mashed together: the first is that the animatronics do want to help Gregory, but don't know it yet, they are being manipulated, which could be signified by that incessant clicking throughout the trailer, Vanny is using them to catch Gregory. Vannessa knows something is off and is on the hunt. she is surprised to discover Gregory on a lift going down, hence that scene where we get a good look at her. Gregory is traversing the pizza plex looking for help, but is met by animatronics that are evil at each turn. he seeks out help in Moondrop (we will call him that for now) who seems to be the only one who is not granting instant death. he is the same animatronic as Sunny (temporary name) Sunny's face actually can change colors, allowing him to appear as the sun and moon. he is more friendly as the sun but odder as the moon, and more creepy. eventually, Gregory does meet Vannessa, who opts to help him. running from Vanny, they are confronted by still controlled animatronics. other trailers have helped us to theorize that the animatronics may be helping Gregory, which this trailer may still support. Gregory is confused and scared, so any animatronic running up to him could be attempting to catch him, or they may be relieved to see him in a sense, but are enthusiastic and scare him. while there are only 1 true animatronic for each of the band, they each have their own sort of room to chill in and relax, or meet fans, then go on stage later, Gregory recognizes this and checks regularly to make sure they are all still there, only to find Roxanne is missing, she had just left her room and noticed Gregory. I'm almost done. Montgomery (forgive the spelling) may be good at the point where he busts a fence open. the key factor that helps determine this is that he opens it rather than knocks it down. and as for the hand there at the end? two theories: 1) its nightmare's hand 2) it is Glitchtrap (stick with me here) If we follow Matpat's lore for fnaf, then Glitchtrap has never had an actual body or animatronic suit. Glitchtrap is so evil that his endo reflects it, so even before his suit has formed, his endo begins to lose it. Glitchtrap's corrupted endo was discovered, and quickly secured under the pizzaplex. now it is trying to escape, this may also be the same moment where Glitchtrap is speaking to Vanny in the begging. Thats my big theory. pleases tell me what you think

  115. jordansstuff

    jordansstuff21 годину таму

    In fact. "Crying child's" name is Chris afton and is the son of the purple guy

  116. Ferli Mi

    Ferli Mi16 годин таму

    That’s just a theory

  117. Mr.doge747

    Mr.doge74722 години таму

    WAIT! how do we know fredbear was always his name.

  118. Creepy Wolf Dragon

    Creepy Wolf Dragon22 години таму

    Funny enough my brother named Evan likes to watch your videos and freaked out over this. And fun fact. Evan means Young warrior

  119. WishingStarBun play

    WishingStarBun play23 години таму

    His name is chris

  120. Practical Memez

    Practical Memez23 години таму

    Wait.. was chris just a fan name?! come i never knew this...

  121. Freadbearboi 2020

    Freadbearboi 202023 години таму

    What if the girl in fazebear frights book 4 is vanny backstory