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
    EvanTubeGaming4 dögum síðan

    guess im the crying child guys

  • Top Knotch

    Top Knotch

    4 dögum síðan

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  • Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A

    4 dögum síðan

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

    4 dögum síðan

    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

    4 dögum síðan

    @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

    4 dögum síðan

    who u?

  • K Stevens
    K Stevens4 klukkustundum síðan

    dude’s named jake watching that intro: 😳😳😳

  • zzz kodu
    zzz kodu4 klukkustundum síðan

    im taking my theory back

  • Jisung Wang
    Jisung Wang4 klukkustundum síðan

    Why is Jake's situation like the Fnaf where the kid's in a room? Also, Evan could be a nickname or a second name.

  • zzz kodu
    zzz kodu4 klukkustundum síðan

    maybe william actually fixed crying child and his actually nichael afton , if you ask from me.

  • Blue Night Fox
    Blue Night Fox4 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey MatPat you should do a theory on little nightmares 2, explaining why 6 betrayed Mono. I love your videos

  • Melissa Engasser
    Melissa Engasser4 klukkustundum síðan

    guys the crying child is Michal Afton he literally said it in one of his ultimate custom theorys

  • L0LZH4X ¿
    L0LZH4X ¿4 klukkustundum síðan

    4h ¡ 4n0th9r l0r9 d1sc0v9r9d ¡ g00d j0b

  • Gwen Skyee
    Gwen Skyee4 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm getting goosebumps from this episode✨✨

  • Game Bear
    Game Bear4 klukkustundum síðan

    13:20 i amediatly thought of the fredbear plush

  • Blue Plays
    Blue Plays4 klukkustundum síðan

    Sometimes i feel like MatPat adds Lore to a random game intended for fun or something and the devs go with it

  • Psychic
    Psychic4 klukkustundum síðan

    Guys no

  • FreddyFrostbearYT
    FreddyFrostbearYT5 klukkustundum síðan


  • WXO_Foxy_Gamer Studio
    WXO_Foxy_Gamer Studio5 klukkustundum síðan

    Minecraft theory : why is there a soul sand valley in the nether? Is the Nether the dead remains of a Dragon? There’s Bones in the valley. Why?

  • Celeus Gigee
    Celeus Gigee5 klukkustundum síðan

    No I think that is just a random link between those two people but you are right a brain tumer the bite that is misteryis but what if... he just told that WHAT IF HE IS THE BITE OF 87 CHILD!

  • Bailin Archer
    Bailin Archer5 klukkustundum síðan

    Is it just me or do other people dislike Evans name (no offeense people named evan) it doesn't suit him

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    The name is better than Chris tho

  • Dex Verse
    Dex Verse5 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like the crying child or Evan possessed Fredbear when, well, being bit by him or after dying from him. He was possessing fredbear even when it became golden freddy. And then Cassidy, being one of the five kids murdered, was put into golden freddy with the crying child.

  • Beast .B
    Beast .B5 klukkustundum síðan

    The greatest editing in YT history

  • Brownie_ Luv
    Brownie_ Luv5 klukkustundum síðan

    Maybe its chris

  • Brownie_ Luv

    Brownie_ Luv

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Oh ok

  • hola niños

    hola niños

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Lol no

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan


  • Mithcal Sn0w
    Mithcal Sn0w5 klukkustundum síðan

    Book theory

  • suarkonin10
    suarkonin105 klukkustundum síðan

    Plot twist. Crying Child is a girl called Eva

  • Avez
    Avez5 klukkustundum síðan

    9:49 5 and 3, is there a possibility there's more than just those as the middle is blocked off?

  • Lokiiz playz
    Lokiiz playz5 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you do one video on Valorant lore pls!

  • Video games
    Video games5 klukkustundum síðan

    Very nice

  • Bebert D
    Bebert D5 klukkustundum síðan

    Little nightmare ?

  • ChickenCrimpyy
    ChickenCrimpyy5 klukkustundum síðan

    Can’t we just go back to when the theory was phone guy was purple guy because it looked like he was holding a phone?

  • Spinxing
    Spinxing5 klukkustundum síðan


  • Pizza is the best
    Pizza is the best5 klukkustundum síðan

    It's actually john cena all along

  • Cookies n'Cream
    Cookies n'Cream6 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you do little nightmares next?

  • Accidents
    Accidents6 klukkustundum síðan

    bruh as a guy called Jake that beginning proper freaked me out

  • Smort Tom
    Smort Tom6 klukkustundum síðan

    Ah reddit the usual solving the unsolvable

  • איתמר קינד
    איתמר קינד6 klukkustundum síðan

    if the kid on the book and the crying child so the same ' why not call the crying child to - jake?

  • International Courtyard
    International Courtyard6 klukkustundum síðan

    how is the gaster theory complete? how did he talk to sans when he is sans?


    Who remembers when he used to post Blood Brothers songs? Me

  • Final Zero Z
    Final Zero Z7 klukkustundum síðan

    You need to play

  • Juan Miguel Kasala
    Juan Miguel Kasala7 klukkustundum síðan

    Duuuuuuuuude hes genious he knows the crying child name is evan?!?!?!

  • Gacha life legend
    Gacha life legend7 klukkustundum síðan

    Crying childs names name is chris

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    @Gacha life legend 😁

  • Gacha life legend

    Gacha life legend

    4 klukkustundum síðan


  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    @Gacha life legend no problem

  • Gacha life legend

    Gacha life legend

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    It oki and ty

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    @Gacha life legend and not all on gacha is Canon btw gacha is not always right and i recommend watching kyoniko because her au is close to canon Edit:Sorry my English is bad

  • Ethan Bullock
    Ethan Bullock7 klukkustundum síðan

    MatPat and his box. Still on What's in the box is either the agony body or soul of Charlie. This is proved in Silver Eyes. Where Charlie dreams of being in inside the box. (Beginning of the book, where she had a nightmare she was trapped and everytime she tried to reach out she met the edges and transitioned around the edges.

  • XBeast911
    XBeast9117 klukkustundum síðan


  • cookie's show
    cookie's show7 klukkustundum síðan

    Is it just me or cassidy's face creeps me out.

  • David Walton
    David Walton7 klukkustundum síðan

    this is tyhe best video ives ever awtache.d hnehe\

  • Rogelio Arreola
    Rogelio Arreola8 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey Matpat have you seen that easter egg in ballora gallery

  • Mr. Train ツ
    Mr. Train ツ8 klukkustundum síðan

    Congrats on trending!

  • Copper
    Copper8 klukkustundum síðan


  • Game On
    Game On8 klukkustundum síðan


  • guardian of the toasters
    guardian of the toasters8 klukkustundum síðan

    I would love to be sold for this theory but I always had to doubt it first just in case it had something more. Something deeper than what we see

  • French fries Gacha
    French fries Gacha8 klukkustundum síðan

    I swear to god from now on I'm just gonna say Henry's last name is "no last name given"

  • TheWhiteWolf 5
    TheWhiteWolf 58 klukkustundum síðan

    Mat pat have you seen the sister location Easter egg in ballora gallery

  • Rizkilfan
    Rizkilfan8 klukkustundum síðan

    imagine scott cawthon be like : write that down.. write that down..

  • Jacob Padilla
    Jacob Padilla8 klukkustundum síðan

    On your next video can you make a theory on little nightmares to and why six betrays you

  • Jeon Jungkook
    Jeon Jungkook8 klukkustundum síðan

    Here we go again.

  • Jonkies91
    Jonkies918 klukkustundum síðan

    For the love of God. STOP.

  • Jocelyn Jaralba
    Jocelyn Jaralba8 klukkustundum síðan

    The crying child’s name is chis afton

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Chris is a fanmade name

  • Fae
    Fae8 klukkustundum síðan

    why is the editing of these things so creepy bruh

  • jeric YouTuber vilas
    jeric YouTuber vilas8 klukkustundum síðan

    Caring kids name is is is is even after

  • Daniel Josh T. Limoso
    Daniel Josh T. Limoso8 klukkustundum síðan

    I know that this isn't really related to the topic here but I would like to have a theory on little nightmares, especially on the story aspects of it. Now there are many theories in the internet about the story but I would love to see your opinions on it.

  • heheeimunknown
    heheeimunknown8 klukkustundum síðan

    But he said that he only had 3 page numbers. It could possibly be the name "Eva."

  • mr. healthy plant.
    mr. healthy plant.8 klukkustundum síðan

    I like chris afton more than Evan afton. :/

  • mr. healthy plant.

    mr. healthy plant.

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    @•SMoL Jade• don't worry

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    @mr. healthy plant. Oh yeah sorry

  • mr. healthy plant.

    mr. healthy plant.

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    @•SMoL Jade• I never said it's real. So don't correct me.

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Chris is a fanmade name

  • tech still plays
    tech still plays8 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a friend named evan so does that mean he's the crying child??

  • ity_bitty_gypsy
    ity_bitty_gypsy8 klukkustundum síðan

    He didn’t sing the Fred Bear theme song.... *He didn’t sing the Fred Bear theme song*

  • Crazyjule24X
    Crazyjule24X9 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey MatPat! You could fullfill your logo by making a new channel called "The Toy Theorists" or something. Just a suggestion.

  • doorhandle
    doorhandle9 klukkustundum síðan

    "FNAF solved!!" Me: *sips tea* ..... Uh huh.

  • ContagiousVortex Productions
    ContagiousVortex Productions9 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait, then this means.. You guys thinking what im thinking?

  • mr. healthy plant.
    mr. healthy plant.9 klukkustundum síðan


  • Wena Rose Marquez
    Wena Rose Marquez9 klukkustundum síðan

    We all know that crying child or cc is Christopher Henry afton

  • Albino Alien

    Albino Alien

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    @Wena Rose Marquez Yes

  • Wena Rose Marquez

    Wena Rose Marquez

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait really!?

  • Albino Alien

    Albino Alien

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    No we dont

  • Ri _Quartz
    Ri _Quartz9 klukkustundum síðan

    I stayed up all night thinking about this I understand that the people in this video have good guesses but I don’t trust the second one because the crying child can only talk in altered text from the book. If that’s how he can do that the why would he... first off use the magazine but not the text and second why would you use Micheals tallies to find the crying child’s name I just don’t think they fit. I understand why you would think to use the magazine on the foxy grid page because it’s foxy who is holding the magazine but I still don’t understand the tally bit. That is all I have I don’t have anything about how to find the name Also just please ignore me if I’m wrong :]

    COMPLEX RIOT9 klukkustundum síðan

    Theory William Afton had an other child

  • Tia The Wolf
    Tia The Wolf9 klukkustundum síðan

    Uh- yo- I love how scott just ruins the fnaf fandoms dreams by calling our lovely, murderous purple blob Vincent. Ugh. William. And now we're gonna crush out own dreams by accidentally solving our lil crybaby over here, Chris. Evan-

  • ItsQWERTZY016
    ItsQWERTZY0169 klukkustundum síðan


  • エースAce
    エースAce9 klukkustundum síðan

    Random thing but I feel like the foxy pages are relevant to finding his name because Michael was wearing a foxy mask to scare him? Idk, just a small stretch ig

  • Dead Inside
    Dead Inside9 klukkustundum síðan


  • Ninja X
    Ninja X9 klukkustundum síðan

    I saw in Google is said he's name is norman

  • emma montez
    emma montez9 klukkustundum síðan

    I wish he would make a theory on the little nightmares games

  • joshua kelly
    joshua kelly9 klukkustundum síðan

    You aren't allowed to play with lore. You are my bible for Minecraft & FNAF

  • TMstefangaming2M
    TMstefangaming2M9 klukkustundum síðan

    game theory you herd about fortnite x fnaf is a huge thing becos pepol actualy found in fortnite fiel FOXY FOOSTEPS so is realy posibel like epic games to colaborate with the number 1 game on steam section horror?? make a theory about it end tell us wath you think i think this wi ldestroy the valve VS epic games

  • Its S4B1L lol
    Its S4B1L lol9 klukkustundum síðan

    But its a game

  • Mrs Krissy Fitzy
    Mrs Krissy Fitzy10 klukkustundum síðan

    It’s chistopher

  • susguy231


    9 klukkustundum síðan

    There is no proof, no source, no canon element to prove that his name is Christopher. That is a fan-made name and is not part of the FNAF universe.

  • Seth Groves
    Seth Groves10 klukkustundum síðan


  • wellwhat lol
    wellwhat lol10 klukkustundum síðan

    When u said cristmas it sounded like 'chris' mas

  • Joseph Hommel
    Joseph Hommel10 klukkustundum síðan

    Matt I think William is the one doing the talking through the fredbear doll ;)

    EXENOX10 klukkustundum síðan

    so I think "Mustard Man" at Willy Afton's house, the one who was kicked out of Jr's, is Willy Afton, why? because EVERY time we see afton, he is always in the shadows, hence the purple figure but in that minigame, he is shown in the light which is why he doesn't appear as a shadow a bit of a stretch, I know but I'd like to believe it

  • Neil Nixon Omega
    Neil Nixon Omega10 klukkustundum síðan

    My gest crist

  • gacha dummy
    gacha dummy10 klukkustundum síðan

    I thought his name was chirs or Christopher Afton

  • susguy231


    9 klukkustundum síðan

    No thats fanmade its non-canon and no proof

  • Iva
    Iva10 klukkustundum síðan

    ive been playing this game called phantom roe, could you please cover it please?

  • Em JayEm
    Em JayEm10 klukkustundum síðan

    This must be old... the Morty thing .. I’m not here all the time but I very obviously and reasonably think of Pewdiepie and idk if he made the original jingle but lwiay def isn’t original.

  • O w O
    O w O10 klukkustundum síðan

    I think crying child is cassidy 👁👄👁 Now let me tell you why I think that maybe crying child is comunicating with.. crying child. Let me explain First of all, what i think i crying child went through all 5 (and more) nights before the bite. I don't know why he would have been sick or needed an infusion. But I think the reason the crying child sees all those nightmare animatronics is this: 1. Michael. We know michael scared crying child. But at first, when he showed us a headless foxy, it wasn't like he was broken. It looks as if it was empty inside, or so I see. Most likely, William set up the station so he could talk to crying child while he was away. And since the only toy that was constantly next to him was that fredbear plush for this reason, most likely Michael took his other toys and gave them to their friends to put their heads on and scare his little brother together. That's how crying child got a fear for the original animatronics (foxy, chica, freddy, bonnie) 2. Trauma. One of the reasons crying child is afraid of animatronics is because of trauma. Most likely it's because of Elizabeth. Probably when crying child entered the room to go to her sister, Baby then killed Elizabeth. And probably because her job at the time was to kill, she couldn't prosecute that another child had entered the room. That's why we see Nightmare Fredbear and Nightmare with teeth around their bellies. Crying child is afraid that he will be eaten by animatronics like his sister was eaten 3. Antibiotics. We can see that crying child has an infusion by his bed. Obviously he was there for a reason. I don't think it was because of the bite, but crying child may have been ill. And antibiotics, especially the strong ones, can affect the brain, especially in boys (I know from personal experience). His combined fear and trauma plus antibiotics resulted in some hallucinations, these being nightmare animatronics Because of antibiotics and probably because of the disease (where he began to lose blood, that's why we may see blood in his notebook), Cassidy began to have memory loss and dizziness. For this reason he began to ask questions of himself in the future, hoping that he would remember Now some of you may say "but if so, why didn't he write from the beginning 'Your name is ...' or what happened to him?". That's because crying child didn't remeber on that moment. He hopes that after everything is over, he will be able to find out again who he is and what is happening This is my theory that Cassidy is actually crying chil, and that all this time the two souls who owned Golden Freddy were actually one.

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Cassidy have Curly black hair and crying child have brown hair

  • TheGamingParrot
    TheGamingParrot10 klukkustundum síðan

    Matpat: makes theory Scott: that’s now part of the lore I’m running out of ideas

  • Mango_c00kie
    Mango_c00kie10 klukkustundum síðan

    mat pat: tries for years to solve fnaf reddit: *im bout to end this man's whole career* no seriously fnaf theory vids are so entertaining to watch

  • KeKe Oreo
    KeKe Oreo10 klukkustundum síðan

    The beginning gave me pennywise vibes

  • Woopy Boi
    Woopy Boi10 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey matpat so in into the pit william lays the children for every to see in the foxy gogogogo minigame in fnaf 2 he does the same thing you maybe saying "but that could be the backroom" it isnt its invisible to the animatronics remember? so this means that the foxy gogogo minigame is a flashback to 1985 i am not really that good of a fnaf theorist but hey maybe we will find out something using this new knowledge?

  • Devin Gibson
    Devin Gibson10 klukkustundum síðan

    Okay first off you guys are amazing with game theory second the book will tell and I hope you in joy the fnaf book

  • Arnav Ganta
    Arnav Ganta10 klukkustundum síðan

    Shadow ferrdy is crying child and his name is Chris A F O T O N

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Sorry for being rude

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Shadow Freddy is only agony (pain) and CHRIS IS A FANMADE NAME DUMBY

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

    5 klukkustundum síðan


  • APEX
    APEX10 klukkustundum síðan

    Maybe it's a girl ,and it's ava ,but she just have short hair and gender swipe 😅

  • APEX
    APEX10 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm waiting for the day ,a guy will find a small detail somehow somewhere ,and bam ,everything is solved !

  • Elra Salamanca
    Elra Salamanca10 klukkustundum síðan

    He used the wrong formula and got the right answer

  • skalaten dosent know?
    skalaten dosent know?10 klukkustundum síðan


  • skalaten dosent know?

    skalaten dosent know?

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    @Tereza Švábová i don't know i just thought about it

  • Tereza Švábová

    Tereza Švábová

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    But why? Nave isn't even a proper name

  • Laven Lofi
    Laven Lofi10 klukkustundum síðan

    Can't wait for the 50th+ videos on FNAF lore because Scott JUST WON'T LET THE STORY END AFTER YEARS 🤠

  • Morgan
    Morgan10 klukkustundum síðan

    There's something that's been bugging me after watching dawko's interview with Scott. Dawko asked Scott which ending of fnaf 3 really happened, he didn't end up answering it but he did say the answer was 'complex." And that really bugs me because how would that be complex? It's either one ending or the other, right? No. I think there's an answer that nobody has thought of. What if both endings happened? This is just an example but what if sister location followed the events of the good ending and fnaf 2 followed the events of the good ending, it's probably not that specifically but I think it's an option worth considering. It would also explain why the franchise is so complicated lore wise. To quote you yourself "How can William afton be experimenting with remnant if he's sealed in a wall?!"

  • Maya Lee
    Maya Lee10 klukkustundum síðan

    The Knight is the Knight no matter what. I still get enraged about that one, sorry -_-

  • Keanu Jaliens
    Keanu Jaliens10 klukkustundum síðan

    its noah

  • Tereza Švábová

    Tereza Švábová

    10 klukkustundum síðan