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


    Acum 8 Zile

    guess im the crying child guys

    • Top Knotch

      Top Knotch

      Acum 7 Zile

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    • Train guy 1 A

      Train guy 1 A

      Acum 7 Zile

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    • Bettina Sherwood

      Bettina Sherwood

      Acum 7 Zile

      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

      Acum 7 Zile

      @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

      Acum 7 Zile

      who u?

  2. Evangeline Delos ama

    Evangeline Delos ama

    Acum 24 secunde

    Chris afton is the crying child

  3. rewnewl__


    Acum 7 minute

    15:48 your welcome

  4. Adam Buckley

    Adam Buckley

    Acum 17 minute

    What if he(the crying child) isn’t a boy but a girl and her name is Eva.I don’t understand why people are attached to the n or that the crying child is a boy.Remember Scott has done this before, with Cassidy he asked for a voice that could be identified as either boy or girl.

  5. Westminster


    Acum 18 minute

    Friends, there is no one named "Chris" on fnaf! It's fanmade.

  6. rileyTrexkeep


    Acum 31 minut

    Cassidy kinda scary tho

  7. Sharky gaming and other stuff

    Sharky gaming and other stuff

    Acum 34 minute

    Man I do love matpats game theory and would love to see a theory about the Scp 3008 infinite IKEA game

  8. i hate ice cream

    i hate ice cream

    Acum 57 minute

    C.C/crying child is common to be named chris afton or christoper afton

  9. i hate ice cream

    i hate ice cream

    Acum 59 minute

    :D nice

  10. Andrea Grujić

    Andrea Grujić

    Acum oră

    In one of your theorys, you said that the Crying child Died, and William Afton wanted to "put him Back Together" If he IS Evan, then it wouldn't made any sence, Becuse if C.C was a robot of some sort, there wouldn't be any chence of him haveing a Child, even tho Evans Brother is named Michael, Maybe it would Be posible if C.C survived the Bite of 83, but i don't think that is True. This is Just my Thought, But i am not sure, Maybe just look at if from a Difrent point of view?

  11. Lily _

    Lily _

    Acum oră

    In the recent gameplay trailer, the music sounds like ballora’s music box from sister location

  12. EugenyL


    Acum oră

    Man, r ya stupid? crying kid is Cassedy kek

  13. Benedict Connolly

    Benedict Connolly

    Acum oră

    For anyone reading this just thought I would let you know they released a trailer for security breach

  14. crystal kate

    crystal kate

    Acum oră

    why did i think that the crying child is Chris afton?-

  15. Ibrahim Kabbout

    Ibrahim Kabbout

    Acum oră

    fnaf is basically william afton it always comes back

  16. 14Hazzy14


    Acum 2 ore

    did anyone else think the begining skit was going to be about Mat sitting in the closet recording the voice overs xD

  17. Shadow


    Acum 2 ore

    You got every thing but remember this is a different world, in our world dead children can't control robots, we need to think outside the box

  18. Asiko Lander

    Asiko Lander

    Acum 2 ore

    His name is chris

  19. Skeletr0n


    Acum 3 ore

    My real name is Jake and this started playing while I was asleep and I started losing it around 2:50 in the morning... I am not sleeping tonight. Holy SH*T



    Acum 3 ore

    This is totally in a different game called FNAF help wanted now my theory Stars we see in the game the tape girl says the dude in the game could see glitchtrap so we know glitchtrap was in the game before she went in what if the real glitchtrap took over his body and now he was glitchtrap and when she went to test the game he saw a chance to escape so he did the same thing with her and then we see William go into the game years later but I think she did the same thing with William and that's why we see William killing kids i think she went insane and that's why we see William killing kids but she was in control the entire time and she ended up becoming springtrap please correct me if you think I'm wrong

  21. Jocelyn Dela Rosa

    Jocelyn Dela Rosa

    Acum 3 ore

    crying childs real name is "Christopher Afton"

    • Jocelyn Dela Rosa

      Jocelyn Dela Rosa

      Acum 3 ore

      chris for short...

  22. Zane4Dad


    Acum 3 ore

    So are we all just going to pretend balloon boy doesn't exist?

  23. Aidann


    Acum 3 ore

    Ive never touched a FNAF game/book & yet it still watch these

  24. garronn


    Acum 3 ore

    Hey MatPat, could you do your next FNaF theory on something from the games like; could a FNaF animatronic as depicted in the game actually exist in the 1980's or 1990's, or would leaving an animatronic turned off over night actually damage it enough to be more cost effective to leaving them turned on over night, or even if a company in the 1980's could actually get away with an employee contract/handbook that is as sketchy as what we see in the games?

  25. Lewis Briones

    Lewis Briones

    Acum 3 ore

    *Me: raging cause the crying child is chris afton, and chris afton is shadow freddy* *Also me: being calm cause its just a theory*

  26. jigbigking


    Acum 3 ore

    The crying child name is "Evan" Fans: *TRIGGERD* Actually wait an minute.... I think scott really knows the theory and we're just solving it but how can he tell us?

  27. Kitty- -Kat

    Kitty- -Kat

    Acum 3 ore

    13:35 i heard this and said "NO!" out loud bruh scott cawthon is a mad genius and a major troll i stg we love him for it tho

  28. Felipe Benevides

    Felipe Benevides

    Acum 3 ore

    matpat pleaseeee do a video on valorant lore. you will love it, theres a lot of hidden stuff

  29. Yua _ Jeshaih

    Yua _ Jeshaih

    Acum 4 ore

    My Moms name us Evan Her full name is Evan Angili T Cuizon

  30. LaylaCat


    Acum 4 ore

    I think Evan is definitely something. Sure, we need more evidence, but I think we’re definitely on the right track.

  31. musical_week


    Acum 4 ore

    I thought the crying childs name wad Chris?

  32. Sakura_Gacha


    Acum 4 ore

    I really really think it's Chris Afton other known as Christopher Afton

    • Sakura_Gacha


      Acum 4 ore

      Chris even has a song for it

  33. SavedBurrito565


    Acum 4 ore

    That’s it. He’s gone full schitzo

  34. Savage Beast

    Savage Beast

    Acum 4 ore

    RWQFSFASXC (SHADOW BONNIE) IS GLITCHTRAP! Both names have ten letters, they both are purple glitches in the games, (fnaf 3 minigame). Also they just stare, and randomly (not so much in VR) appear. And in fnaf 3 RWQFSFASXC gives cake... WHAT DO WE SEE AT THE END OF VR! I may not have alot of evidence, but that never stopped Matpat before, so I leave it to you to decide if it is possible.

  35. Casually Casual

    Casually Casual

    Acum 4 ore

    That moment when ......

  36. Hermit Mann

    Hermit Mann

    Acum 4 ore

    Matpat should make a overview episode on FNAF going over what he got right, wrong, and what he expects in the future.

  37. Allycat


    Acum 4 ore

    Jeez fnaf is a hard storyline to understand, I only get the gist couldn't explain timelines and dates. wow! Scott has a good imagination. It's nice how the lore is spread throughout all the games and books. I also like how Scott also appealed to the ones including myself, and others who like to think about a series even deeper. Scott's probably like let me see how much they can figure out and see how close they get to how I planned the story. FNAF reminds me of a long running show and I like it no matter how confusing some things are! Wow image if after the movie or movies fnaf turned into a show that would be cool!



    Acum 5 ore

    I watched this video 5 times

  39. Every game On air

    Every game On air

    Acum 5 ore

    How dose Evan become the brother then they would have 4 children



    Acum 5 ore

    Wow.......evan.....*sigh*....tbh I prefer the name Chris......because I feel more comfortable with the name.....but Evan?...*sigh*....idk this might just ruined fnaf for me.....i might go to back to sonic.....smh.....not to be a drama king but I for real prefer Chris because how long we have named him that it nows feels awkward saying that his name is actually Evan after this whole time.....but this is just my opinion so plz don't flame me :(..... And again this might be just another literal "theory" sad because of actually going to sleep sad because of this........smh -_-



      Acum 5 ore

      Again note: I m not saying that I hate it.....but I just don't know about it yet......this might take tome to get used to........A LOT!!! OF TIME!!!!!

  41. null


    Acum 5 ore

    I’ll never fall out of fnaf lore

  42. Mia Davis

    Mia Davis

    Acum 5 ore

    Balloon boy isn’t a name nor crying child

  43. Teddy Bear

    Teddy Bear

    Acum 5 ore

    Matt: The Crying Child Doesn’t Have a Name Every gachatuber that makes Afton family videos: *c h r i s*

  44. amateurArtisan


    Acum 6 ore

    JAKE LIKE JAKE ENGLISH FROM HOMESTUCK ?/?//?///??????????//??????/

    • amateurArtisan


      Acum 6 ore

      Okay, I'll leave now.

  45. Nicole Schader

    Nicole Schader

    Acum 6 ore




    Acum 6 ore

    He should have locked tge cabinet

  47. Pillow PawUwU

    Pillow PawUwU

    Acum 6 ore

    Hey mat Pat listen the silver eyes takes place in a restaurant in a mall now look at the security breach map a mall.I’m thinking that the silver eyes has a major part in the new game please see this

  48. ThickessKing Production

    ThickessKing Production

    Acum 6 ore

    And all this time I that the crying child's name was Chris Afton lol 😆 .

  49. ella tsumiki

    ella tsumiki

    Acum 6 ore

    E V A N

  50. TabOut Stories

    TabOut Stories

    Acum 6 ore

    Bro I wanna see a Titanfall 2 theory

  51. Monke Productions

    Monke Productions

    Acum 6 ore

    crying child is William Aftons other son

  52. HEY You're That One Dude

    HEY You're That One Dude

    Acum 6 ore

    Your still at it...?

  53. Butter Fly

    Butter Fly

    Acum 6 ore

    Every other FNAF novel: Has a connection to FNAF Blackbird: He’s, well, he’s a little different.

  54. Call me gally

    Call me gally

    Acum 7 ore

    At this point I just want to know if Scott has had the whole story sorted out from the beginning or he just goes along with it and likes to see us confused.

  55. N3XuS47


    Acum 7 ore

    In the new security breach gameplay trailer at 0:55 Gregory has 2 lines on his back which is the same to the crying child. Gregory is the crying child

  56. Orchid_Chan___


    Acum 7 ore

    Did you guys see the Security Breach trailer? Well, the first time that you hear the girls voice she says something about "Gregory." She says this while a boy, with a dark-colored shirt with white stripes is in the frame. hm.

  57. Paddy Mc

    Paddy Mc

    Acum 7 ore

    Imagine a world, where MatPat ain't selling his soul to Fnaf every month? Imagine. Imagine.

  58. The Person In The Corner Of Your Room

    The Person In The Corner Of Your Room

    Acum 7 ore

    Three things 1. I have a friend named Evan imma call him Crying Child but he doesn't know fnaf so that will be fun for a while until I break down and explain the whole fnaf lore (that I know) 2. (This is something that my half asleep brain thought of) what if the man who hired Stanley was Micheal? I mean it probably wasn't but um I thought about it and um I mean hes probably not but still 3. HAPPY CHILD LMAOOOO

  59. Fire Flames4115

    Fire Flames4115

    Acum 7 ore

    When the "evan" showing up on the screen with glitching around... and i turned off the sounds, and play the video.. and it show evan, and I just felt that i hear boss music or somthing lmao

  60. R.AnimeSoulsborne


    Acum 7 ore

    What if...Henry Emily has been pulling the strings ever since BEFORE William Afton killed the children and BEFORE anyone from HIS or William's familly died, maybe HE made "a deal with the devil" and made HIMSELF and William "immortal",without William knowing and "Mike" or Michael was the only child of William's who inherited the immortaliy, and maybe Henry IS the "owner" of Fazbear Entertainment ,plus, intended the "deaths" of Michael's children to make him feel "Agony" and kill the children to stuff them to the suits on purpose for their souls to make agony, AND, maybe...Henry promised to "put his children backtogether", HE didn't think that William would survive or maybe he isn't alive, maybe not; Btw,Henry probably is the one who created the Stichwraith and is in it, along with the two kids, it's just a theory, a game....oh wait. By "immortality" I mean that his soul can't leave his body. Also I forgot to mention that maybe William has split personalities and glitchtrap is the other personality and the true murderer,plus the deaths of his family drove William insane. PS:Sorry it sounds like a Rick and Morty rant, btw maybe Evan is Henry's second child,not William's, and is forgotten by Henry and did not inherit his immortality like his sibling , or he's just William's kid and became Shadow Freddy and Glitchtrap is Shadow Bonie triying to manifest himself as a shadow but fails unlike Evan who is a "complete soul" and can do it easier, plus, he is part of Golden Freddy, I think? Maybe Henry has a different name and changed it to Henry, maybe he is the game version of Oswald from the books, can't wait for the next video....I hope you make a video explaining Springtrap's many designs.



    Acum 7 ore

    when i heard the name honestly it shook me i think it fits

  62. ImNotWolfie 123 []they-them[]

    ImNotWolfie 123 []they-them[]

    Acum 7 ore


  63. That 1 Boi

    That 1 Boi

    Acum 7 ore

    So, physic friend Fredbear’s eyes are cameras, right? And Toy Chica has those same eyes. Maybe she’s gathering visual evidence. So, what does that mean for Golden Freddy? Do Evan and Cassidy see through cameras in the animatronics? Maybe the reason Golden Freddy can’t move is because the souls are stuck in a computer, only seeing the outside world via cameras in the head?? But hey, that’s just an idea - a game idea! Thanks for reading.

  64. Space Flower Cosplays

    Space Flower Cosplays

    Acum 7 ore

    I kinda have a theory that the the crying child is Gregory. Even though- it wouldn't work with the time line

  65. William afton

    William afton

    Acum 7 ore

    MAT PAT watch the sb trailer btw we can hear your brain melting after it

  66. Kings Motor Parts

    Kings Motor Parts

    Acum 7 ore

    Wolfy is a furry

  67. Claude Herac

    Claude Herac

    Acum 8 ore

    I had goosebumps when the name was revealed hahahahahha

  68. Jackson Goodman

    Jackson Goodman

    Acum 8 ore

    So i dont know if im the only person who relized this but in UCN the medeocore melodies say their voice lines and,well there is lore to that if you listen closley to their creepy voice lines carfully you will here a person whispering what they are saying. Golden freddy poseblly? so i know i cant spell but if whoever reads this comment listen to their voice lines and see if you can hear the whispering alright rember i know all the lore

  69. Clunk74


    Acum 8 ore

    Matt Pat: This is FNAF! Comments: Matt this is the 4th year you have done FNAF...

  70. gordon wilson

    gordon wilson

    Acum 8 ore

    yes apsolutely yes

  71. xXI care for Myself and my lovleysXx

    xXI care for Myself and my lovleysXx

    Acum 8 ore

    Make music theory instead of fitness theory,itd be so cooolll

  72. Christine Hill

    Christine Hill

    Acum 8 ore

    The moaning camel unequivocally nod because botany globally form till a sharp oboe. pretty, bent vegetarian

  73. Professor Lab

    Professor Lab

    Acum 8 ore

    My name is jake. this openng is just unsettling lmao

  74. *rose The red*

    *rose The red*

    Acum 8 ore

    You are such a detective



    Acum 8 ore

    is it me or did anyone else think his name was evan..

  76. Two Two Twane

    Two Two Twane

    Acum 8 ore

    Finally, the end of the playlist, for now

  77. Mother _dearest

    Mother _dearest

    Acum 8 ore

    Scotts just torturing Matt at this point

  78. Ryland Grissman

    Ryland Grissman

    Acum 8 ore

    How did u get a picture of 9:34 when its not in the book thing?

  79. Brendan Ramirez

    Brendan Ramirez

    Acum 9 ore

    I find the line that MatPat brings up at 13:50 to be interesting. Evan notes that Michael is "intense about making money" and in the logbook, Mike draws baskets of money. Might just be another point where Scott wants to hint to us that Evan is crying child's name

  80. Binyamin Fass

    Binyamin Fass

    Acum 9 ore

    day 2 of saying that party chicka never buned

    • Binyamin Fass

      Binyamin Fass

      Acum 9 ore


  81. Young Nobi

    Young Nobi

    Acum 9 ore

    I just looked up this channel after like two years not being here and we’re still figuring this out

  82. TrizixMixture


    Acum 9 ore


  83. TNTninja


    Acum 9 ore

    My FNaF theory(s) MatPat plz look

  84. Samantha Alexander

    Samantha Alexander

    Acum 9 ore


  85. Bryan Blair

    Bryan Blair

    Acum 9 ore

    clickbait title

  86. Nuclear Nick

    Nuclear Nick

    Acum 9 ore

    Crying child is Chris, Mike is well, mike

  87. Nuclear Nick

    Nuclear Nick

    Acum 9 ore

    In the gameplay trailer there is a ball pit. Sound familiar? An evil bunny, sound familiar? Yes. The book



    Acum 10 ore

    OR it is chis



    Acum 10 ore

    I think I have the craing child is it normin or it's mike aftin

  90. Joshua Balmores

    Joshua Balmores

    Acum 10 ore

    it was vanoss(evan) all along

  91. Wendigogurt


    Acum 10 ore

    May pay is pennywise confirmed

  92. Christron the Robot

    Christron the Robot

    Acum 10 ore

    I'm so happy that youtube unsubscribed me so that I went a week without knowing there was a new theory.

  93. Eloise Murphy

    Eloise Murphy

    Acum 10 ore

    i know the name for crying child its chris

  94. Cody Wrenn

    Cody Wrenn

    Acum 10 ore

    Yo after he solves fnaf he should release a book that explains it all from day one

  95. •Chris_Slick•


    Acum 10 ore

    The crying child is Chris afton

  96. CrazyRick Animations

    CrazyRick Animations

    Acum 11 ore

    Matpatt have you ever considered that Vanny and Vanessa are the same people but with completely different minds like for example Vanessa is the night guard trying to protect us and stuff but she doesn’t remember what Vanny does when Vanny takes over and if you look closely in trailer it seems to be that she doesn’t remember what Vanessa does because if she did remember she would have found Gregory by then but she doesn’t which includes her not remembering what happens of the stuff of what Vanessa did and I got another theory about Gregory if you read the Freddy files you could see Evan saying he doesn’t know his name what if crying child is Evan but since he doesn’t know his name he called himself Gregory which may seem more logical

  97. sco lo

    sco lo

    Acum 11 ore

    I keep saying im done with game theory. The content is garbage. I never played Fnaf. I never liked fnaf. Yet these videos appear in my recommended, and I am dragged in. The need for closure.. it consumes me. I will never escape. :(

  98. KaitoPiToo 21

    KaitoPiToo 21

    Acum 11 ore

    theory: scott can't write at all and he's made fans to start overthink a little too much

  99. Don’t do that 101

    Don’t do that 101

    Acum 11 ore

    MatPat: Everyone has a name me: we never found out what JJ stands for

  100. foxy_girl


    Acum 11 ore

    I mean in a lot of gacha videos say the real name was terrence but a lot of people thought Micheal was the older brother but the older brother in this case might be terrence