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

    EvanTubeGamingPred 10 dnevi

    guess im the crying child guys

  2. Top Knotch

    Top KnotchPred 10 dnevi

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  3. Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 APred 10 dnevi

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  4. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina SherwoodPred 10 dnevi

    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

  5. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina SherwoodPred 10 dnevi

    @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

  6. Sleepy Eliza

    Sleepy ElizaPred 10 dnevi

    who u?

  7. Twister 107

    Twister 107Pred 7 minutami

    I have a theory. Fnaf is about someone whos high. My evidence: 4 animatronics, each on 20. 420. I rest my case

  8. Justin ` Townson

    Justin ` TownsonPred 15 minutami


  9. TheRadaar

    TheRadaarPred 19 minutami

    Oh you know the eroded mechanical arm at the end, yeah Scott said on his channel Scott world that the arm belongs to the stichwrath, looks like we’re getting a book character into the games. So looks like the games and the books ARE connected.

  10. HGSM HG

    HGSM HGPred 21 minuto

    wait I thought has name was Chris I am confuse someone please explain TwT

  11. Psycho Cloudy

    Psycho CloudyPred 35 minutami

    When you figure out the whole story are you going to do a full story video


    PARKER D'AMBROSIOPred 45 minutami

    Maybe the crying Child Aka evan survives the bite of 83 and goes overseas like in the book?

  13. Darkboi

    DarkboiPred 46 minutami

    Day 8 of telling matpat to do a terraria calamity theory



    I like how it took us until fazbear frights to figure out that missing children's cases take place in 1985 when in The Silver Eyes book on page 3 chapter 1 it says "What did you expect, that the whole place would be unchanged? A monument to the moment of your departure, frozen forever in July 1985?"

  15. Abdullah Baarre

    Abdullah BaarrePred 57 minutami

    wait why is it evan if you can say eva just eva i know it sounds weird but you never know if this is the real name eva so i think that name is eva eva anton and the n dont need to put in BUT HEY THAT IS JUST A THEORY A GAME THEORY THX FOR READING THIS

  16. Krepp

    KreppPred uro

    It seems like the stories mirror each other

  17. Mei Hatsume

    Mei HatsumePred uro

    is it possible they used the numbers on the foxy magazine because foxy was the character drawn on the grid? I dont have the book, so I dont know how often he appears on other pages, but it's just a thought I had

  18. Snug Plays

    Snug PlaysPred uro

    isn't his name chris afton-

  19. Snug Plays

    Snug PlaysPred 44 minutami

    @Scott Cotton i- what?! my life is a lie...... Edit: btw i dont think ive ever talked to u or had this conversation with you- ever...

  20. Scott Cotton

    Scott CottonPred 46 minutami

    No it is not. and I believe we have had this conversation already

  21. maango_bam

    maango_bamPred uro

    "OPEn The CABInETtT" My teacher on Zoom, talking about our newest assignment: So if you haven't opened it yet- ((confused internal screaming))

  22. Diamante Mirabelle

    Diamante MirabellePred uro

    0:29 you sounded like It for a moment, i was expecting him to say "Hiya Georgie..."

  23. Alexandria

    AlexandriaPred uro

    Anyone see the new movie and was disappointed

  24. Alicia Herzing

    Alicia HerzingPred uro

    his name could be evan or chris

  25. don't read my channel picture

    don't read my channel picturePred uro

    plot twist: matpat is wrong again

  26. Em3ra1d

    Em3ra1dPred uro

    Ok guys I know this video is a week old but I have theory! So we know for a fact that the mall was being recently built in help wanted and it’s now finished. Now question comes in why are at a mall in the first place? I have a simple yet interesting theory I believe that glitchtrap with all his influence sent vanny to the mall however using his power to get her a job as a security guard that way she won’t have a lot of suspicion towards her when she forces her to kidnap kids and kill them Gregory being one of them but escaping. So glitchtrap comes up with a new plan, let Vanessa search for him and find him but take over again and have Vanny take him! I know it’s a stretch but I honestly think it would be cool! Sry for the long rant 😅

  27. Lillian Dettmer

    Lillian DettmerPred uro

    Everyone just calls him Chris now because it’s gone on for so long TT

  28. Sabine Martinez

    Sabine MartinezPred uro

    I think you can say it's a stretch, but Evan and Elizabeth sound like good sibling names that sound good together. If you now what I'm trying to say.

  29. hilary wailonis

    hilary wailonisPred 2 urami

    Please please pleaseee do an analysis/theory video on the new trailer for security breach, I'm BEGGING. WE ALL ARE!!

  30. Jen soto

    Jen sotoPred 2 urami

    Not really I think that's not 🚫 really it(the name) it just doesn't feel like it fits

  31. lego plays roblox

    lego plays robloxPred 2 urami


  32. Beancake Beetle

    Beancake BeetlePred 2 urami

    I still REALLY feel like that there's more to the foxy thing, why he's out of order, was that ever solved? or just forgotten after it was disproven that he was the animatronic that did the bite of 87

  33. Crxtical

    CrxticalPred 2 urami

    I know it's late and ur probably not reading comments now but in the new security breach trailer the boy has a black shirt with grey stripes in one shot you know the crying child then the gaurd calls him Gregory that is what I believe anyway

  34. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 2 urami

    an interesting theory, but if you take the fact that 30+ years have passed since the bite, then you can understand that it is not true

  35. Electricpants 94

    Electricpants 94Pred 3 urami

    Mathew Patrick's gone mad

  36. Max ghost105

    Max ghost105Pred 3 urami

    why was matpat acting like pennywise

  37. Owen Czekay

    Owen CzekayPred 3 urami

    2:41 His name is Chris Afton

  38. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 3 urami

    Chris=fanmade name stop spreading false information!

  39. ShrekHOTboi

    ShrekHOTboiPred 3 urami

    My second name is gabriel

  40. Vladimir Vela

    Vladimir VelaPred 3 urami

    You are wrong I have known fnaf for a long time and it is not Evan every thing he did like the back story all of that is right but the name of the crying child is wrong It is chris Afton Not Evan afton I knew the backstory before you solved it even the names and the dead kids in suits I knew that and I know that Evan is wrong it is Chris that’s all I’m going to say but it is Chris I’ll point out every mistake or something wrong and fix it for you even the names of the afton’s I knew always know I’ll fix the mistake bye that’s all

  41. Cervidae

    CervidaePred 3 urami

    EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING! Matpat solved FNAF again!

  42. 【p】【u】【d】【d】 【i】【n】【k】【q】

    【p】【u】【d】【d】 【i】【n】【k】【q】Pred 3 urami

    "most theories are trying to solve fnaf" also matpat: REDDITOR JUST SOLVED FNAF

  43. Eleanor Severson

    Eleanor SeversonPred 3 urami

    did we forget about chris afton chris can be the crying child

  44. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 2 urami

    Did we forget that "Chris" is the fan-made name for Crying Child?

  45. B C

    B CPred 3 urami

    Make the 8 bit foxy that we get in the mini games, put it in the paper and perhaps you actually get a name from following it

  46. FastBendy

    FastBendyPred 3 urami

    R.I.P. those gachatubers who thought the crying child was named chris

  47. Stijn Gryp

    Stijn GrypPred 3 urami

    there just names is it really that important

  48. Sheriff Ghoul

    Sheriff GhoulPred 3 urami

    F for Jake

  49. bananakin skywalker

    bananakin skywalkerPred 4 urami

    My theory is that Glitchtrap is the virtual embodiment of William. Think about it. in the last minigame of help wanted, he lures you into a back room, like you're a child and he's the purple guy.

  50. BlackMamba Kid24

    BlackMamba Kid24Pred 4 urami

    Does anyone remember when Fnaf used to just be 7 kids killed getting revenge on their killer?

  51. farida imam

    farida imamPred 4 urami

    For anyone who's name is "Evan": your the crying child aka c.c aka Evan ✨👌

  52. Commissar Onion

    Commissar OnionPred 4 urami

    You see, ign just released a gameplay trailer for security breach... Matpat, I expect a new video on this by the end of the month.

  53. anna parrinello

    anna parrinelloPred 4 urami

    I've got something interesting. On the Fnaf security breach trailer, there was a person looking at an array of of screens that are all static. But if you brighten the picture, you can see the same stripes as 'the crying child'. I'm not sure if this actually the case though as it was on another platform that I saw this.

  54. Gamerod G2R4

    Gamerod G2R4Pred 4 urami

    It’s like a gta money glitch, you don’t know how, you don’t know why but somehow... they find it

  55. _Scourge_

    _Scourge_Pred 4 urami

    This is probably not important but,I was watching fnaf line voices with subtitles and I can hear a children's voice in the back when nightmare fredbear is talking.

  56. M4r3k

    M4r3kPred 4 urami

    why dont we just call him Bob

  57. tavinh chanvong

    tavinh chanvongPred 4 urami

    The Quan child needs to get out of years years already did

  58. tavinh chanvong

    tavinh chanvongPred 4 urami

    Cassidy is a weird person

  59. D0kkan_ Addicti0n_

    D0kkan_ Addicti0n_Pred 4 urami

    Wolfy looks like crying child idk if that was intentional but it is interesting

  60. João Lucas

    João LucasPred 4 urami

    Personally, until proven wrong, I've been calling the Crying Child as "Freddy"...Because in FNaF 4 "we are spending 5 nights in 'Freddy' 's nightmares" =P

  61. Marasakii

    MarasakiiPred 5 urami

    I thought the crying child was called chris afton

  62. Roman Boesen

    Roman BoesenPred 5 urami

    Haha this would be funny if scott is like, yall are digging way to deep to find something

  63. Alan Perez

    Alan PerezPred 5 urami

    Well if u see in gacha life and club many people but Christopher Afton its just a theory I don't know but just search Afton family and boom

  64. Bethany 6

    Bethany 6Pred 5 urami

    i think his name is chris because if you lison to his death veary cerferly you hear elizibeth and one of micles frends call the crining cild chris

  65. Hero Number Two

    Hero Number TwoPred 5 urami

    Ngl scott is a genius, imagine doing all of this. It's almost impossible!

  66. funtimefreddy and friends

    funtimefreddy and friendsPred 5 urami

    you do know that the crying childs name is chris, right?-

  67. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 2 urami

    you know that "Chris" is a fan made name, right?

  68. Carol Romero

    Carol RomeroPred 5 urami

    You should make theory on little nightmares

  69. alberto garcia

    alberto garciaPred 5 urami


  70. alberto garcia

    alberto garciaPred 5 urami

    Matpat: Finally i finished fnaf. Scott: i'm about to finish this whole man's career Matpat: *makes another fnaf theory* "it was at this moment he knew he f*cked up"

  71. Timmy :D

    Timmy :DPred 5 urami

    I think his name is cris

  72. now fucking waY

    now fucking waYPred 5 urami

    Scott could just say the truth and that is it

  73. Hunny Bunny

    Hunny BunnyPred 5 urami

    Dear Evan Afton you've been way to out of touch-

  74. Skye The Budgie

    Skye The BudgiePred 5 urami

    his name is Gabriel Afton i think

  75. Furret #2974

    Furret #2974Pred 6 urami

    We've won mr stark

  76. The Guy

    The GuyPred 6 urami

    The dad is the Freadbear plush

  77. Fnaf theories, animation shorts and gameplay

    Fnaf theories, animation shorts and gameplayPred 6 urami

    M.O.R.T.Y THEORY His name is miull I think

  78. Sparky 111000

    Sparky 111000Pred 6 urami

    Man the mystery of lore behind it is awesome! 👏

  79. The Guy

    The GuyPred 6 urami

    Morty Theorie:Fnaf Security breach is another universe and vanny is the wife from Afton!

  80. Damon Hoyle

    Damon HoylePred 7 urami

    Bloon boy who is it ...

  81. hkohlerrr

    hkohlerrrPred 7 urami

    Little did Matt know, a new FNAF game trailer was released literally days after this

  82. Cry.Skull7

    Cry.Skull7Pred 7 urami

    Evan will do for now.

  83. Roblox History

    Roblox HistoryPred 7 urami

    oi I don't care just stick with the name. i have ben watching and thinking what the name about the c.c

  84. Rainbow KingYT

    Rainbow KingYTPred 8 urami

    I have a theory u can look into = « micheal is the crying child ». I know why but I’d like you to test it ;)

  85. Fionn Monstyr

    Fionn MonstyrPred 8 urami

    There is now ten books.. TEN. Look on amazon and see for yourself.

  86. Joseph Smith

    Joseph SmithPred 8 urami

    me when i see crying child: Hey it's Chris Afton!

  87. DJ Wolf Wild

    DJ Wolf WildPred 8 urami

    My life has been a lie 🥲 I thought the crying child’s name is Chris 🥲🥲🥲😆😆😆

  88. Johnny Joestar

    Johnny JoestarPred 8 urami

    Remember that the books are essentially an alternate version of the Fnaf story So what if the story of blackbird is just a telling of a story where the crying child never dies He lives a relatively normal life, sheltered by his older brother The crying child gets older and eventually gets told the truth, to keep him from having to deal with his fathers mess, Mike gets him to enlist in the military while he deals with the purple guy. Of course this is all just baseless speculation, no evidence supports thisbother then the brother being called Mike. But still food for thought

  89. Heroisch_Marciii YT

    Heroisch_Marciii YTPred 8 urami

    New Trailer new Video...(Hopefully coming soon)

  90. Noellie Playz

    Noellie PlayzPred 8 urami

    NGL i just realized! Jeremy from FNaF VR Cut off his own face At a theory we just covered Jeremy being bonnie Withered bonnie has no face, and we knew that Jeremy cut of his own face Idk what is this but is a random thought

  91. Karate for Defence only

    Karate for Defence onlyPred 9 urami

    What if William had four children?Michael,Elizabith,Evan and the crying child and Evan was probably never mentioned in FNAF because he was training to be in the military and Evan could’ve been the oldest child. HMMMmMmMmMmMmmMm

  92. LuleX

    LuleXPred 10 urami

    Prepare for security breach mat :)

  93. HONER of avatarija

    HONER of avatarijaPred 10 urami

    MATPAT ,yes you ,listen. Can the stichwraith be the moon animatronic in security breach? Because they both look almost the same and both walk in a limping way?

  94. Xinyu Tiew

    Xinyu TiewPred 10 urami

    also matpat if u are reading this i have a few questions that i really need the answer(some u might answer already) 1. are the toys and phantoms possessed? 2.if they are possessed what are the soul names? 3.if the fnaf one soul got 'rip' in to parts(the souls) and theres very piece of them inside the funtimes then why all of them was in custom night? 4.then if william afton had kids then whos his wife? 5.when the nightmares used to be illusion and now flesh are they possessed by more souls? i know it sound funny but i just really want the answers also a lot of people said that chris afton is the crying child's name

  95. The Pioneering White

    The Pioneering WhitePred 10 urami


  96. Aphoxtic

    AphoxticPred 10 urami

    These videos is why I unsubed. I miss the videos that were actually theorys and used brainpower.

  97. Melinda Mathison

    Melinda MathisonPred 11 urami

    Wow I missed a lot of theories of fnaf

  98. King Cin

    King CinPred 11 urami

    Hey, I thought I'd just point out something. The name we gave the bite victim was just, "Crying child," right? I wasn't fully convinced his name was Evan either (for the most part it's because I'm so used of saying crying child lol,) but I decided to just search up the origin of the name "Evan" like what we did with the name Cassidy. For the name Cassidy, we learned that in Gaelic is meant curly-haired and therefore we were convinced. In Gaelic, the name Evan translates to "Youth" and overall youth is defined to exactly "A period between childhood and adult age" and childhood means child, right? So as far as I'm concerned, I'm convinced Evan is the Crying Child's real name. (Also, I recall somewhere in your videos you mentioned the golden Freddy vengeful spirit wore a crocodile mask, in security breach, there's supposedly a character called "Montgomery gator," right? Yes, yes alligators and crocodiles are different things, I just thought that was a cool detail cause I know Scott doesn't do coincidences...)

  99. Nancy Brooks

    Nancy BrooksPred 11 urami

    His name is Chris Afton

  100. idk

    idkPred 11 urami

    The crying child name is Christopher or for short Chris Afton. Also you can call him Evan too

  101. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 6 urami

    Chris=fan made name

  102. Slurrrp

    SlurrrpPred 11 urami

    Isn't it Christopher Afton? ( chris)

  103. Wattie Sloth

    Wattie SlothPred 11 urami

    Also William's wife is Clara Afton who when drives off a cliff and dies possessed Ballora

  104. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 6 urami

    we know nothing about Mrs. Afton, and where did it say that she was Ballora? This is a theory, not all theories canon.

  105. Wattie Sloth

    Wattie SlothPred 11 urami

    No hate but isn't the name of the crying child Chris Afton. I figured it out in fnaf 4 i looked at the names of the Aftons and it said Chris Afton. Though this has not been solved i am pretty sure its Chris Afton because the only afton left on the list was chris, there is no chris in the family but there is a crying child Afton.

  106. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs GsgsgsyPred 6 urami

    "Chris" is a fan-made name and has nothing to do with canon.

  107. JazzSpider

    JazzSpiderPred 12 urami

    Nostalgia's kickin in my dude. Beautiful

  108. KJ First

    KJ FirstPred 12 urami

    Start at 3:33

  109. ArcanaA38

    ArcanaA38Pred 12 urami

    The new fnaf security breach trailer is out and it has a lot of new things can you do a theory on it.

  110. SPY 47

    SPY 47Pred 12 urami

    Crying child's name is Christian Afton

  111. Mcgruff C

    Mcgruff CPred 12 urami

    I got to redo ur timeline or at least talk about it

  112. The life Of Oscar

    The life Of OscarPred 12 urami

    Simon is the most the most creepy thing I’ve seen in all these videos

  113. Jip The Bean

    Jip The BeanPred 12 urami

    Let’s face it, nobody can ACTUALLY solve fnaf, they can only get close... *kind of close, anyway*

  114. GORDON Goranov

    GORDON GoranovPred 12 urami

    Maybe the crying child is a girl and her name is Eva???