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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  • guess im the crying child guys

    EvanTubeGamingEvanTubeGamingPred 16 dňami
    • No I am he crying child

      Evan ThompsonEvan ThompsonPred 8 hodinami
    • WHAT

      J nightJ nightPred 4 dňami
    • I mean Evan made my childhood

      Top “Bobsy” Knotch catTop “Bobsy” Knotch catPred 15 dňami
    • EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

      Train guy 1 ATrain guy 1 APred 15 dňami
    • 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 SherwoodBettina SherwoodPred 15 dňami
  • Fnaf Casdy cryn Chld and Mical aftem

    ZealfplaysZealfplaysPred 29 minútami
  • vanoss gaming is crying child confirmed

    IceaillfritIceaillfritPred hodinou
  • VanossGaming Will Be Shocked

    Nathaniel YTNathaniel YTPred hodinou
  • I’ve only ever played fnaf 4 yet I’m so invested in these and not not to mention I can’t get past night 1 and it was a demo version

    Grandpa MoGrandpa MoPred 2 hodinami
  • even if the "n" in "evan" is out of place, the name "eva" is also a male name in some cases.

    mobmobPred 3 hodinami
  • Matt, you could be a full time voice actor- The intro was so good XD

    Levitating EternityLevitating EternityPred 3 hodinami

    • No thats a fanmade name

      Warcrime KleeWarcrime KleePred hodinou
  • a little unrelated, but I had question/theory that I couldn't find any info on (I might have missed something) what was ennard before the mix of animatronics? we know he got the face plates from the primary control module, but why would there be a working animatronic face plate if it wasn't meant to be on an animatronic? who's face was that? they were probably (obviously) an animatronic meant for circus baby's pizza world. I've been in and out of the fandom for a while so I could have missed some discussion about this already or could really just be completely wrong in thinking it could belong yo another animatronic. but I thought it would be fun to bring up or maybe I could get pointed in the right direction if I missed something lol

    greensteibgreensteibPred 3 hodinami
  • Magic Friend Fredbear is the crying child remembering all that’s happened to him and making a promise to himself

    Johnny PJohnny PPred 4 hodinami
  • Year 3031:still cant solve fnaf!wait til scot cawton dies and reveal his real fnaf lore!!

    Akiya SantosAkiya SantosPred 5 hodinami
  • Right now book 7 just released.

    luawidiluawidiPred 5 hodinami
    • I think he’s gonna do a theory on it

      luawidiluawidiPred 5 hodinami
  • It's march... the book is out... HELLO?!💀

    JynXgt23JynXgt23Pred 5 hodinami
  • I finally watched the whole playlist time to wait for the next theory

    jackdudejackdudePred 7 hodinami
  • Can you do brawl star theories??

    LianLianPred 7 hodinami
  • I know this is random but I had a thought *what motive did purple guy have to kill kids?* is he just insane or is he an *undiagnosed victim?* does he have like a mental disorder? does he have ASPD? was it really his fault or do this children spirts not understand? *PLEASE make a theory on this!*

    Cliché ArtistCliché ArtistPred 7 hodinami
    • He was probably born a psychopath

      Warcrime KleeWarcrime KleePred hodinou
  • Ummmm matt do you have a explanation for the disney movie called SISTER LOCATION?!

    prince glitchprince glitchPred 7 hodinami
  • I think it's both true and false, I very much believe it's true but we don't have a lot of solid evidence then again it might be Scott being the big old troll face he is.

    Trent The TrainiacTrent The TrainiacPred 7 hodinami
  • I had an idea I haven't double checked but what after the Henry fire Mike's soul went on to possess glamrock freddy and that is why he a friendly animatronic I feel like that would be a really cool twist and I really want matpat to see this I doubt he will but still

    Cathal CahillCathal CahillPred 8 hodinami
  • the crying childs name is Chris Afton 👁👄👁✋🏻

    StitcherStitcherPred 8 hodinami
    • I think is evan was the crying child

      devinna ashadevinna ashaPred 5 hodinami
    • Nope chris is just fanmade

      devinna ashadevinna ashaPred 5 hodinami
  • Is it possible that the real jake story is a connection to the child in FNAF 4??

    Brandon SmithBrandon SmithPred 8 hodinami
  • matpat just make fnaf theoi

    Michael Haney BasurtoMichael Haney BasurtoPred 8 hodinami
  • I believe it, plus it sounds way better than chris,

    Garratt LocomotiveGarratt LocomotivePred 8 hodinami
  • Well I'm sold this is Canon 😲

    Winter SteppsWinter SteppsPred 8 hodinami
  • So it’s not Chris😃

    1-A’s Eri Aizawa1-A’s Eri AizawaPred 9 hodinami
  • The crying child's name is Chris, Chris Afton

    Michaela XenosMichaela XenosPred 9 hodinami
    • No chris isn't crying child's canon name

      devinna ashadevinna ashaPred 5 hodinami
  • he sounds like chris griffin at the beginning

    Justin StuartJustin StuartPred 10 hodinami
  • Isn’t it confirmed that his name is Joseph based off of the vhs tapes?

    shrek the allmighty 123shrek the allmighty 123Pred 10 hodinami
  • no its chris

    lxvaniilxvaniiPred 10 hodinami
    • no its not. chris is a name the fnaf fandom made up.

      soupinfested guysoupinfested guyPred 10 hodinami
  • Sorry it was Heywood lol🤭

    The Indie ZoneThe Indie ZonePred 10 hodinami
  • Crying child is Micheal Afton it can only make sense as in Sister Location our character dosen’t feel right because “hint” “hint” flashback to Fazbear Frights with Eleanor and the creepy body removal surgery technically it’s just the same as being turned into an anamatronic which we know from fnaf 6 pizza simulator that the minds of the souls of the children go wild and they can’t remember much of anything as Henry says something about you probably don’t even remember your name...Also Foxybro from recent evidence connects him with phone guy because one he liked foxy two we can disprove the William Afton liking foxy because in the twisted series fourth closet he says he hates Henry’s old anamatronics (even though this is a seperate canon) but also that explains why the mask dosen’t work in fnaf 2 because in the cutscene as foxy he witnesses William Afton kill the children because he goes in and out...BUT THE BIG MIKE DROP IS.........Scott Cawthon dosen’t voice the William Afton recording at the beggening of Sister Location I think it was PJ Hollywood I could be wrong on that name...Well if you want to use this you can or just skip it I guess either one👌

    The Indie ZoneThe Indie ZonePred 10 hodinami
    • Michael being the crying child got disproven he is the older brother with the foxy mask

      Warcrime KleeWarcrime KleePred hodinou
  • At the ending of the security breach trailer I think the animatronic arm is a nightmare animatronic

    Mario Boy WMario Boy WPred 10 hodinami

    Ethan Lorne baileyEthan Lorne baileyPred 10 hodinami
    • 1: page 20 2: page 23 3: page 41 4: page 42 5: page 43 which says 15 6: page 56 7: page 70 8: page 75

      Ethan Lorne baileyEthan Lorne baileyPred 10 hodinami
  • if you add up all of the numbers which were used in finding Cassidy's name and flip them you would get 47 and then you could get the n for evan so i just finished his video where he was stuck at finding Golden Freddy's name there was a part that said self reflection so that is what i did to get 47

    Existing PersonExisting PersonPred 10 hodinami
  • Because there is William Afton, purple guy or springtrap, Clara or ballora, Michael/ second purple guy and Elizabeth or Circus baby. That leaves chris/ the main character of fnaf 4... It makes sense to me anyway.

    Emma LewisEmma LewisPred 11 hodinami
  • I thought crying child was chris?

    Emma LewisEmma LewisPred 11 hodinami
    • chris is a fanmade name

      soupinfested guysoupinfested guyPred 10 hodinami

    Mr BlueberryMr BlueberryPred 11 hodinami
  • But this is like the 7th time he said he solved it sooooo maybe he didn't.

    Mr BlueberryMr BlueberryPred 11 hodinami
  • sorry not sold un know why because how else would Evan as in the father be alive... unless... no... that doll is haunted OMG that fits that fits yess i am smurt

    Franklin GignilliatFranklin GignilliatPred 11 hodinami
  • AHA! you mentioned your incorrect theory on hollow knight. That thing is literally held together with strings placed there by someone who doesn't understand whats going on. It has been disproven multiple times and kind of angered the hollow knight community. Bad theory.

    DeliocacheDeliocachePred 12 hodinami
  • jesus christ scott stop releasing stuff so fast i just finished fetch and im just now starting 1:35 am

    GoldieEditzGoldieEditzPred 12 hodinami
  • I think Scott cawthon keeps making the games with more lore because he likes mat just explaining all the lore

    Matthew The mystery ninjaMatthew The mystery ninjaPred 13 hodinami
  • :o

    littleskiesYTlittleskiesYTPred 13 hodinami
  • I think ik which is the name of the crying child I think its chris

    littleskiesYTlittleskiesYTPred 13 hodinami
  • Chris / Christopher Afton?

    Sam BriggsSam BriggsPred 13 hodinami
    • @soupinfested guy oh ok

      Sam BriggsSam BriggsPred 9 hodinami
    • chris is a fanmade name

      soupinfested guysoupinfested guyPred 10 hodinami
  • Nope

    someone elsesomeone elsePred 13 hodinami
  • First video of "Book Theory": IS SIMON actually a form of PENNYWISE?! | FnaF | Stephen King's IT

    SuperVaIleSuperVaIlePred 13 hodinami
  • Ok peeps, I got a theory. So you know the stitch wrath yeah? The stitchwrath could have been “the real jake” doll thing. The “blood” could have been the tomato sauce, and in 1:35 am, the doctor, (forgot his name) took out a doll that he described as “overkill,” with green knees and such, and later on in the teaser, we see that the doll/endo thing becomes the stitch wrath. Well, in “the real jake” story, Margie says herself that, and i quote, “it was turning into a hot mess with all the details she was adding, but...” And in the real jake, we know that the green knees were grass stains. Thats a theory of mine.

    TheDarkness 1983TheDarkness 1983Pred 13 hodinami

    Kayla HowarthKayla HowarthPred 14 hodinami
  • Kid: I’m scared 😦 help ME HELP ME.......... Me: dude??? DUDE???!!!?! “blood comes from other room” shoot I gotta go “hears Freddy sing” RUN!!

    Super NoobSuper NoobPred 14 hodinami
  • It was all just a dream.

    Theodore MonkTheodore MonkPred 14 hodinami
  • wait the midnight motorist minigame, at the part where there's human footprints and animatronic footprints that might be crying Childs foot prints with fredbear, idk.

    Jeffrey NunezJeffrey NunezPred 14 hodinami
  • who excited for the movie?

    Peyton McphearsonPeyton McphearsonPred 14 hodinami
  • Wow! You really need to work on those scary intros if you want to scare me

    Mc Firefox - Build tutorials and more!Mc Firefox - Build tutorials and more!Pred 14 hodinami

    TheWritistTheWritistPred 14 hodinami
  • Matt pat did a great opening creepy voice

    Robbz 102Robbz 102Pred 14 hodinami
  • 7:41 *Checks frontal lobe aggressively*

    Evan KauffmanEvan KauffmanPred 14 hodinami
  • no is chris

    Jo JoJo JoPred 15 hodinami
  • I though the crying childes name was Chris? I'm very confused now

    Miley EllisMiley EllisPred 15 hodinami
  • I have a thought. What if old man consequences is telling Cassidy to let go to not only let the purple guy be to burned for his sins, but to also let the crying child's soul rest? Because there is no evidence that the crying child is laid to rest. And if he's still possessing the golden freddy suit, that means he's also in hell with Cassidy and the purple guy. Again, this is just what I've been thinking.

    Miss LupusMiss LupusPred 15 hodinami
  • I think his name is Chris

    Evie EngstromEvie EngstromPred 15 hodinami
    • No I think evan was c.c name

      devinna ashadevinna ashaPred 5 hodinami
  • Oh and the book might drop on my birthday on march 12

    Emanoil TushevEmanoil TushevPred 15 hodinami
  • This actually proves the theory that the crying child isnt Michael

    Joel keys 500Joel keys 500Pred 16 hodinami
  • I think it's kevin it just get's to me

    Emanoil TushevEmanoil TushevPred 16 hodinami
  • here we all are calling even chris

    Elyssa GallegoElyssa GallegoPred 16 hodinami

    ッVOLTIGEッVOLTIGEPred 16 hodinami
  • Chris

    Logan Fletcher HallLogan Fletcher HallPred 16 hodinami
  • i think that there are more secrets in different books Maybe, Perhaps the games?

    C_HumanC_HumanPred 16 hodinami
  • I think the crying child’s name is Chris AFTON

    Paigey BooPaigey BooPred 17 hodinami
    • NO

      Жанторе ОтарбайЖанторе ОтарбайPred hodinou
  • Wait. youre comparing jakes father to the crying child but its more likely that ''evan'' is actually jake. which would most likely mean his name is. you know. Jake. because he is more similar than Evan. so my conclusion is that the crying child is named Jake

    HavocHavocPred 17 hodinami
  • I have a doubt, Are the VHS tapes canon, because in one of them Afton himself calls the crying child joseph and blames Michael for killing him (aka foxy bro). We also get how Michael trapped and burned springtrap in fnaf 3.

    Adrian RamirezAdrian RamirezPred 17 hodinami
  • Theres a new fnaf security breach trailer where theres a new ending

    Patrik KollárPatrik KollárPred 18 hodinami
  • So I have idea maybe connecting the talimarks to the number of letters in the alphabet may give us the name idk but I just thought it might help, also have a wonderful day whoever reads this.

    Panda GayPanda GayPred 18 hodinami
  • Actually your theories wasn't true of five nights at Freddy's the crying child was the victim of five nights at Freddy's 4 secondly you said that Michael Laughlin wasn't five nights at Freddy's one and five nights at Freddy's 2 and a night guards was actually Jeremy Fletcher and Mike Sherman so it's actually fake

    Driqqo YTDriqqo YTPred 18 hodinami
  • Evan Afton hmmmmmmmm Sounds good

    Makayla HartMakayla HartPred 18 hodinami
  • Did reddit just solve fnaf?? Me: Did reddit just solve fnaf again??

    Literally a dogLiterally a dogPred 18 hodinami
  • Hey I think the fan name is good (Chris Afton)

    Annette JohnsonAnnette JohnsonPred 18 hodinami
  • Better get busy a new trailer exists

    Mike OxlongMike OxlongPred 18 hodinami
  • 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.

    Eva StirbuEva StirbuPred 18 hodinami
    • I had a few theorys myself.

      Eva StirbuEva StirbuPred 18 hodinami
  • MatPats next channel Music theory

    Hayden CatherineHayden CatherinePred 19 hodinami
  • I'm sorry I'm used to saying Chris not Evan

    Joseph SpotoJoseph SpotoPred 19 hodinami
  • I believe Chris is not a part of golden Freddy and he actually still is alive

    Joseph SpotoJoseph SpotoPred 19 hodinami
  • 7:36 jesus christ i just go scraed since my real name is evan jeeeeeesus

    dra daledra dalePred 19 hodinami
  • imagine the crying child was called freddy

    Sporticus StanzSporticus StanzPred 20 hodinami
  • his name is chris athon

    Decortis EllisDecortis EllisPred 20 hodinami
    • no

      Жанторе ОтарбайЖанторе ОтарбайPred hodinou
  • 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.

    0.obsessiv.00.obsessiv.0Pred 20 hodinami
  • As long as there is a name I’m good

    •El & Ellen_productions ••El & Ellen_productions •Pred 21 hodinou
  • I think "evan" is named chris

    - Suffering pain苦しみの痛み- Suffering pain苦しみの痛みPred 22 hodinami
    • I think you forgot that Chris is a fanon name

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 21 hodinou
  • His name is Chirs so yeah

    Night WolfNight WolfPred 22 hodinami
  • 8.3.2021, 14.30

    JpezJpezPred 22 hodinami
  • Ayyyyy lmao

    luks jutuberluks jutuberPred 22 hodinami
  • 0:27 Oh... thanks you.

    SpringGamer William AftonSpringGamer William AftonPred 22 hodinami
  • Maybe Henry is also somehow possessing golden freddy?

    Hecker 99Hecker 99Pred 22 hodinami
  • chris afton

    phan panagaophan panagaoPred 23 hodinami
  • Fun fact: *Its C.C Name Is Evan afton or Chris afton its comformed (srry if i spelled that wrong*

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

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 23 hodinami
  • The Crying Child Name is: Sammy

    Tom4MotTom4MotPred 23 hodinami
    • Why?

      PlayList SamPlayList SamPred 11 hodinami
  • What Is happening

    EsteDoesGamingEsteDoesGamingPred 23 hodinami
  • 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

    Mr Think?Mr Think?Pred dňom
  • 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.

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

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