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 13 days ago
guess im the crying child guys
J night
J night Day ago
Top Knotch
Top Knotch 12 days ago
I mean Evan made my childhood
Train guy 1 A
Train guy 1 A 12 days ago
EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT
Bettina Sherwood
Bettina Sherwood 12 days ago
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 12 days ago
@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
Steve F
Steve F 11 minutes ago
The crying child’s name is Steve. Check again.
Tobekers 15 minutes ago
You haven't really looked at fnaf 3 to much?
Tobekers 16 minutes ago
Did you ever think that blue and red make purple and purple guy can be mad and sad
Tobekers 17 minutes ago
Can you put the numbers from the mini game in fnaf?
The one emo kid in the back Onyx
The one emo kid in the back Onyx 25 minutes ago
Hi recently I’ve been watching your fnaf theory videos and you go into detail about the purple telephone a lot saying how it was something the two afton sons would be aware of but there’s something that you didn’t mention or did in a earlier video but wouldn’t that give you also the answer to who the phone guy is
Tims X
Tims X 37 minutes ago
I think those in-game Scott's games, mentioned in fnaf VR, are the secret minigames in fnaf games, like Mangle's quest and give life.
Alexia Fudge
Alexia Fudge 38 minutes ago
I think crying child's name is Chris (just guessing)
Alexia Fudge
Alexia Fudge 40 minutes ago
Exposur3ツ 43 minutes ago
You know my names Jake and that intro Is just horrifying
Chunkens 43 minutes ago
Maybe his name is eva and begame transgender
Fulvia Gomez
Fulvia Gomez 58 minutes ago
so 1 it was mike now it Evan irony get it
Marc Bou Saleh
Marc Bou Saleh Hour ago
This got boring honestly
Zero898 Hour ago
Yo Matpat could Maria Rodriguez from step closer be Cassidy's older sister before you guys come at me saying that's an awful theory just hear me out. Maria is a girl who is Pete's age who we know is the counterpart of Michael Afton (foxybro) and She has black hair and lips that were glossy red. She also has bright green eyes with long eyelashes and a few freckles on her nose and who also is an older sister to her younger sister. And we know that Cassidy has black hair as well and she is most likely Evan Afton's age or at least near to his age (crying child's name not 100% confirmed) so could it be that maria is Cassidy's older sister and that Cassidy's full name is Cassidy Rodriguez. Obviously this is just a theory a game theory! But it could be true you never know.
Chris Ortiz
Chris Ortiz Hour ago
you were in random encounters song
Chris Ortiz
Chris Ortiz Hour ago
Do you guys remember when he was in a song in Freddy Fazbear's baby I love you
Caleb Sanders
Caleb Sanders Hour ago
Chaos VxOv
Chaos VxOv Hour ago
His name cant be Evan. In the book Evan is a grown man and in the games the crying child/(Evan?) died due to the bite.
AngerOwl29 2 hours ago
Why did i think his name was Jake this entire time? Who even is Jake? Anyway I'm still convinced that Scott doesn't actually have the story planned, he just adds tidbits of random stuff for the fans to "decode" and uses what he likes best to create more lore
FarrellWolf 2 hours ago
Matt your forgetting that we are talking about the serious game that had us put a number into a wall, so I don't think its a stretch at all.
something original
something original 2 hours ago
Matpat:*has been trying to solve fnaf for years now* Reddit:*supposedly solves fnaf Matpat:*visible Anger*
Lior Mozes
Lior Mozes 3 hours ago
When the closet opened in the black i saw fnad 1 golden freddie junpscare
Lior Mozes
Lior Mozes 3 hours ago
Soul 3 hours ago
Hey can anyone explain this to me why does Micheal have the memorys of Elizabeth's voice lines was he there when she was asking William? I'm really confused
Samantha Trujillo
Samantha Trujillo 3 hours ago
it's c.c
Litzamary Benítez
Litzamary Benítez 4 hours ago
Evan could be the criyng child
Anita Paniagua
Anita Paniagua 4 hours ago
The binding of the crying child
Daisy Lewis-Gist
Daisy Lewis-Gist 4 hours ago
a new fnaf Comercial came out like 6 days ago and it said the name Gregory Idk if this is important but the security officer is a female and not one of the aftons
nyctophiliq 4 hours ago
cc your name is evan :)
Gage Ebert
Gage Ebert 4 hours ago
I have no words
Gage Ebert
Gage Ebert 4 hours ago
TyrantBoi09 4 hours ago
Dude idk why but everytime i watch a fnaf theory i get goosebumps.
Malik Narayanin
Malik Narayanin 4 hours ago
We need a full recap of the lore, Mat. most of us can't keep up with all the changes and updates to the lore.
K.R.J random channel
K.R.J random channel 5 hours ago
So, black bird is a same story, different version sort of thing? Also, my Theory is that golden Freddy isn't the only shared animatronic I think there is 2 soals in circus baby, as one minute she wants to help, next she kidnapped you, perhaps the green eyed girl from fnaf 4
Henry games
Henry games 5 hours ago
13:32 and why is this surprising I’m just saying like there is billions of people and who knows how many people are named Evan but..
jade espinal
jade espinal 5 hours ago
with the gacha i have been watching,his name is chris
Henry games
Henry games 5 hours ago
For a second I thought his name was Eva lol
Henry games
Henry games 5 hours ago
Evan afton.. has a nice ring to it
Love- Unicorn
Love- Unicorn 5 hours ago
One theory is that the crying child is name Chirs lol might not true
Eri Chan
Eri Chan 5 hours ago
Everyone: WHO IS DA CRYING CHILD? Gacha community: Chris, duh.
Brooken_VOID 5 hours ago
do security breech plz
Alexandru Dumitru
Alexandru Dumitru 5 hours ago
New throri. Loock at the trailer and you will see spring trap animatronic parts and dere are burnd. vany tries to pice wiliam afton back thogeter
It's a stretch and you have to close your eyes hear and there but it dose make sense and would make the story of the black bird revelent so I am sold
Jake Mahaffy
Jake Mahaffy 6 hours ago
Dude I start the video and he’s screaming my name over and over super creepy🤣
Jaycen Taylor
Jaycen Taylor 6 hours ago
the 7th fazbear frights book is out now :)
Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy 5 hours ago
hi, can i ask you something?
Bubbly Llama
Bubbly Llama 6 hours ago
MatPat can u do a recap video😭
Scarlett Frye Hall
Scarlett Frye Hall 6 hours ago
C.C Or the crrying child name is sopposed to be Chris
Warcrime Klee
Warcrime Klee 5 hours ago
You have a Gacha life pfp of course you would say that
Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy 6 hours ago
no, this is not a canon name. Please do not spread false information
Luke Carlson
Luke Carlson 6 hours ago
By the way, I want the next channel to be book theory
Cuyo Historiador
Cuyo Historiador 6 hours ago
We need this people in the police department for solving crimes
Cuyo Historiador
Cuyo Historiador 6 hours ago
@Charming nowhere to hide what answer? I was just saying that this kind Is solving and logic would ve very useful in real crimes.... Maybe
Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide 6 hours ago
fnaf is based on a true story, figure out the true story then you'll have your answer
cartoon play
cartoon play 6 hours ago
do you know that golden freddy is a ghost ?
Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide 6 hours ago
I’m not certain about Evan, but I am certain that this title crossed the clickbait line. Come on, Matpat.
cryin chile
cryin chile 6 hours ago
What if gregory is the crying child I mean the plushie said "I will put you back together" and what if gregory is a robot that is luring afton to his death
cryin chile
cryin chile Hour ago
@Warcrime Klee Ik but what if he got put back together as a robot like charlie in the book series
Warcrime Klee
Warcrime Klee 5 hours ago
Gregory is completely unrelated to the bite victim Bite victim died over 40 or 50 years ago
22wwddews Sup
22wwddews Sup 6 hours ago
It’s Gregory that’s his name
Stavros Petro
Stavros Petro 6 hours ago
I thought "why when you use in unc the death coin on golden freddy you get jumpscared by fredbear" after Mat's theory that he found that golden freddy has two souls I thought "If the crying child got killed by fredbear that means you get jumpscared by the crying child not by Cassidy"
AntiTeo Sensai
AntiTeo Sensai 6 hours ago
At this point I think the books are just telling the same story , but in a alternate universe , but most of the events play out the same
Aimee O'Brien
Aimee O'Brien 8 hours ago
Theory of mine: GlitchTrap is posessing Vanny and her eyes flow red Vanny is controlling the others but not Glamrock freddy since his eyes aren't red so he is helping Gregory (Who we play as) To escape or survive Vansessa who is probably Vanny can't control herself so she switches from time to time to confuse Gregory so The other animatronics follow Vanny or Glitchtraps command thats why MontGomory Gator said that because Glitchtrap made him say that when they catch gregory they will bring it to Vanny so Vanny can give it to glitch trap to kill and most obviously stuff into another suit. (If you steal this make sure to Credit me for making it!) UHM THIS IS A SECURITY BREACH THOERY MADE BY ME
Joy JohnsonI3lu
Joy JohnsonI3lu 8 hours ago
*O P E N T H E C A B I N E T , J A K E*
PARA LACI 8 hours ago
no hes neme is chris ok
Warcrime Klee
Warcrime Klee 5 hours ago
Chris is a stupid fanmade name
Calleighs fnaf corner
Calleighs fnaf corner 8 hours ago
I’m confused because everyone keeps saying “the crying child’s name is Christopher afton” but it doesn’t make sense
Warcrime Klee
Warcrime Klee 5 hours ago
Chris is nothing more than a stupid fanmade names
Isaac YoUTuBe aNTi123
Isaac YoUTuBe aNTi123 8 hours ago
CC name is Chris dum dum
Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy 6 hours ago
"Chris" is a fan-made name dum dum
Le renard orange mais pas roux
Le renard orange mais pas roux 9 hours ago
Imagine if ballon boy was the awnser to fnaf
Channing Pennartz
Channing Pennartz 9 hours ago
i searched it and it said chris afton
a Thing
a Thing 9 hours ago
I made a little mini theory of my own if you want ultimate custom night and jump scared by or if you even can jump scare you the voices of him will be Henry Mike help have you considered that that was William Afton in hell crying for help think about it we know that Mike is William Afton son and Henry is his work partner so it makes sense if William Afton is old man consequences stuck in HE double hockey sticks or in some kind of a bit video game or some torture by the one you should not have killed I have full evidence it’s a literally everywhere to the screams of help you wouldn’t said it yourself William Afton is like Separated so technically that could be a piece of William Afton stuck in some kind of video game or torture or whatever for naff can give us so that’s my little mini theory
Smartboi87 9 hours ago
Dude how long have you been at this for?
hyphae 9 hours ago
but that would mean that C.C survived the bite if he had a son-
Matt 10 hours ago
I’m not certain about Evan, but I am certain that this title crossed the clickbait line. Come on, Matpat.
Foreign 11 hours ago
fnaf is based on a true story, figure out the true story then you'll have your answer
Mochi Who
Mochi Who 12 hours ago
I feel that the name "Evan" goes along with the crying child's name very well but we have to think about the con's of this theory, now the evidence about the Jake story is heavily helpful in a way seeing that Jake's father name is Evan and he has a brother named Michael, but we also have to think about Jake's father more, if he is the crying child in a different universe then that would throw everything and I mean everything we've learned so far except from Scott's proven evidence out of the window. My first reason for saying this is that if it somehow does have something to due with all the evidence it would be illogical, I say this because how could the crying child be in the military if he literally has the front part of he's brain chomped off I mean you couldn't say surgery because how would they be able to attach all those nerves together again, also why would the military recruit someone with that serious of an injury without first having heavy precautions that would be set. That's just what i came up with for right now and im heavily sure there are many whole's in this Con theory but this is just something i came up with watching this video but pretty solid evidence i can't wait for for the next video. 😄
Undo 001
Undo 001 12 hours ago
2:07 Relatable
Vusumuzi Ncube
Vusumuzi Ncube 12 hours ago
Hers a theory. So Micheal has an older brother which died named Terrance Afton. So if you go to the place where most FNAF videos are made which is Gacha club, the story consists mostly on micheal. Now the theory the reason why micheal bullied CC with the FOXY mask was to tell him secratly that MICHEAL is NIGHTMARE FOXY. this has a connection with his dead brother.
Vusumuzi Ncube
Vusumuzi Ncube 3 hours ago
Thanks for the information
Vusumuzi Ncube
Vusumuzi Ncube 3 hours ago
Warcrime Klee
Warcrime Klee 4 hours ago
@Vusumuzi Ncube Thats only fanmade Nowhere in fnaf the name terrence exists
Vusumuzi Ncube
Vusumuzi Ncube 4 hours ago
OK so I did a quick surch which is Micheal is Terrance. Full name MICHAEL TERRANCE AFTON. but I don't think it's official
Warcrime Klee
Warcrime Klee 5 hours ago
Ew gacha life Get out
Shark Shrek
Shark Shrek 13 hours ago
Matpat you made a mistake for the ultimate custom night theory and it was including what nightmarionne said even tho she isn't canon
Charlotte Wade
Charlotte Wade 14 hours ago
Its crish
Cadence Perkins
Cadence Perkins 14 hours ago
Fazbear frights 7 came out I think
3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6
3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 14 hours ago
dude i think you can just assume the answer to anything involving solving fnaf is 'no they didnt' now
FNAF GAMER 1987 14 hours ago
Isn't golden Freddy still alive?
Lextra 14 hours ago
have you ever considered that golden freddy is fredbear, 'cause if you use the death coin on him in ultimate custom night you get jumpscared by fredbear?
Karleigh Chelf
Karleigh Chelf 14 hours ago
Ok, so I have this theory. Basically, William only wanted daughters. So when Mike was born, William was upset since he wanted a daughter. He decided to torment Mike for the rest of his life. Then Elizabeth was born. William was so happy he made her a whole robot (but William being William had to make it a murder machine) So eventually William wanted another daughter, so when Crying Child was born William just completely snapped, and made the Nightmare animatronics to torment him. And William went so insane that he built a whole fake version of his own house. And every night William would take the poor cyring child to that place. That's really it. I know it's all over the place but I could be on to something I don't know.
[GACHAJEON THESIMP] 15 hours ago
when the gacha says C.C OR EVAN'S name is CHRIS:
Laurent Morel-à-l'Huissier
Laurent Morel-à-l'Huissier 15 hours ago
This is cool
Stephens gaming clips
Stephens gaming clips 16 hours ago
Aza Adama
Aza Adama 16 hours ago
Crying child name is Christopher/chris
Warcrime Klee
Warcrime Klee 5 hours ago
Dab Squad Leader
Dab Squad Leader 16 hours ago
Uh Matt, I’m not sure if you knew but the name of Jake’s father in Blackbird is Evan. I don’t think that’s a coincidence
krisp 16 hours ago
Can mat like make a 78 hour long fnaf theory recap vid
Dante Von Crowlley
Dante Von Crowlley 17 hours ago
*Can they solve Fate universe?*
mr fastlane
mr fastlane 17 hours ago
Look carefully at the sercurty breach trailer
AlicetheNeko 17 hours ago
Hey MatPat, I took a look at the most recent image on Scott's website and upon closer inspection, there is something shown on the bottom right-hand tv screen. I'm not exactly sure what it looks like, but it could be some sort of face looking directly at the camera which could be referring to security tv screens. That could possibly confirm that it is in a mall and if it is a face, it could be Glitchtrap overlooking Vanny. I know that may be a stretch, but it could be possible. There was something on the left side of the tv screen, that if you look very closely, resembles an eye. Something is telling me, whatever is showing on that screen could be important. Not to mention, in a few other screens, there's a purplish color, specifically on the tv screen to the left. Another thing, looking at the conversation and those last two lines "have you selected one?" and "I have." could be hinting towards the possibility that Vanny has chosen a victim and that victim is Gregory. I think the second Security Breach trailer made that clear. I may be reading too much into this, but it's something for you to think on.
SpaceBro 17 hours ago
Little Nightmares 2 theory?
Terrax Gaming
Terrax Gaming 17 hours ago
It's been so long since I quit the fnaf fandom, that I forgot every theory video that I've ever watched so far, I dunno who this Charlie, Elizabeth people are. Oh well, guess I gotta start all over again
Mackenzie Woloschuk
Mackenzie Woloschuk 18 hours ago
Well,time to mess with my headcanons again-
Roon Lin
Roon Lin 18 hours ago
The crying child is named Chris
Xinyu Tiew
Xinyu Tiew 19 hours ago
MATPAT MATPAT THIS IS an EMERGENCY If u seen the trailer for fnaf security breach u might know what im talking about. I think i just solve something!!!!! at a scene where u can see a creepy hand on the ground behind a cabinet(i think its a cabinet) I think i know who's hand is that ITS WILLIAM, here are the reasons: 1.the sharp claws are springtrap's claws because when the fire started and fazbears u can see most of the animatronics have sharp claw example scrap baby and u know that William is springtrap and he has been through to FIRE AND HE BECOME PENUT HEAD!!!! 2. As u can see closely, the arms are purple and my theory is, when i the minigames u can see William becoming more and more purple same goes as Micheal and u know that micheal afton is rottening, so william must me rottening to right? PLEASE DO A VIDEO ABOUT THIS IM VERY CONFIDENT WITH MY THEORY thanks for everything matpat
Zero Null
Zero Null 19 hours ago
So dumb theory the struggling Golden Freddy we see at the end of UCN is the Crying Child and Cassidy fighting over control for the golden Freddy?
Evie Anne
Evie Anne 19 hours ago
Dear Evan Hansen, the darker version
kadmiel ezekiel carillo
kadmiel ezekiel carillo 19 hours ago
The crying child name is Chris
T Milo A.
T Milo A. 6 hours ago
Erm, No.
Lionel Aiden Salama
Lionel Aiden Salama 11 hours ago
Hey bon bon
Lionel Aiden Salama
Lionel Aiden Salama 11 hours ago
Lionel Aiden Salama
Lionel Aiden Salama 11 hours ago
Yeah bo
Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy 17 hours ago
Lionel Aiden Salama
Lionel Aiden Salama 19 hours ago
Everyone says Chris afton not his name it's Evan I saw in the book logbook and its paper with blood and in website Michael is foxy mask in fnaf 4 in the book I read and Funtime foxy in trailer we saw puppet in sister location u guys should know better
Lionel Aiden Salama
Lionel Aiden Salama 19 hours ago
But hey that's just a theory a game theory
Trey Gojon
Trey Gojon 19 hours ago
395248 from fnaf 3 what if we need to use that in the foxy grid
Ainah Chargualaf
Ainah Chargualaf 19 hours ago
Please do a game theory on Little Nightmares 2!
Jaime D
Jaime D 19 hours ago
Hey MatPat! Long time fan here! Just wanna ask you a quick question - one of my favorite FNAF videos GT made was the one about the original book trilogy possibly revealing that the crying child, the house in FNAF 4, and the mustard man are not Afton, but Emily (with mustard man being Henry, not William, and Michael being Henry's son), but I noticed that moving forward you went back to calling Michael "Michael Afton" and the crying child as William's son. I guess I found it oddly inconsistent of you. Just wanna know which one are we supposed to stick with in your theories now? Ngl I'm definitely in the Emily camp, but I wanna hear it from you :) cheers!
The King 72
The King 72 19 hours ago
Wait my name is Evan
noob king
noob king 19 hours ago
the crying child nae is criss
Regular Hooman
Regular Hooman 19 hours ago
Who is criss?
Lionel Aiden Salama
Lionel Aiden Salama 19 hours ago
No its evan
Wolfwalker w.
Wolfwalker w. 19 hours ago
I thought crying child was Chris Afton ;-;
Regular Hooman
Regular Hooman 17 hours ago
@Lionel Aiden Salama scott is Chris?
Lionel Aiden Salama
Lionel Aiden Salama 17 hours ago
Lionel Aiden Salama
Lionel Aiden Salama 17 hours ago
Guys chris is not crying child
Regular Hooman
Regular Hooman 19 hours ago
Omen OwO
Omen OwO 20 hours ago
heey, wanna try valorant lore?
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