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

    guess im the crying child guys

    • J night
      J night


    • Top Knotch
      Top Knotch

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    • Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    • Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood

      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

      @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

  • Channing Pennartz
    Channing Pennartz

    i searched it and it said chris afton

  • a Thing
    a Thing

    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

    Dude how long have you been at this for?

  • hyphae

    but that would mean that C.C survived the bite if he had a son-

  • Matt

    I’m not certain about Evan, but I am certain that this title crossed the clickbait line. Come on, Matpat.

  • Foreign

    fnaf is based on a true story, figure out the true story then you'll have your answer

  • Mochi Who
    Mochi Who

    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

    2:07 Relatable

  • Vusumuzi Ncube
    Vusumuzi Ncube

    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.

  • Shark Shrek
    Shark Shrek

    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

    Its crish

  • Cadence Perkins
    Cadence Perkins

    Fazbear frights 7 came out I think

  • 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6
    3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6

    dude i think you can just assume the answer to anything involving solving fnaf is 'no they didnt' now

  • FNAF GAMER 1987
    FNAF GAMER 1987

    Isn't golden Freddy still alive?

  • Lextra

    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

    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.


    when the gacha says C.C OR EVAN'S name is CHRIS:

  • Laurent Morel-à-l'Huissier
    Laurent Morel-à-l'Huissier

    This is cool

  • Stephens gaming clips
    Stephens gaming clips


  • Aza Adama
    Aza Adama

    Crying child name is Christopher/chris

  • Dab Squad Leader
    Dab Squad Leader

    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

    Can mat like make a 78 hour long fnaf theory recap vid

  • Dante Von Crowlley
    Dante Von Crowlley

    *Can they solve Fate universe?*

  • mr fastlane
    mr fastlane

    Look carefully at the sercurty breach trailer

  • AlicetheNeko

    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

    Little Nightmares 2 theory?

  • Terrax Gaming
    Terrax Gaming

    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

    Well,time to mess with my headcanons again-

  • Roon Lin
    Roon Lin

    The crying child is named Chris

  • Xinyu Tiew
    Xinyu Tiew

    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

    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

    Dear Evan Hansen, the darker version

  • kadmiel ezekiel carillo
    kadmiel ezekiel carillo

    The crying child name is Chris

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Hey bon bon

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama


    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Yeah bo

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy


  • Lionel Aiden Salama
    Lionel Aiden Salama

    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

      But hey that's just a theory a game theory

  • Trey Gojon
    Trey Gojon

    395248 from fnaf 3 what if we need to use that in the foxy grid

  • Ainah Chargualaf
    Ainah Chargualaf

    Please do a game theory on Little Nightmares 2!

  • Jaime D
    Jaime D

    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

    Wait my name is Evan

  • noob king
    noob king

    the crying child nae is criss

    • Regular Hooman
      Regular Hooman

      Who is criss?

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      No its evan

  • Wolfwalker w.
    Wolfwalker w.

    I thought crying child was Chris Afton ;-;

    • Regular Hooman
      Regular Hooman

      @Lionel Aiden Salama scott is Chris?

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama


    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Guys chris is not crying child

    • Regular Hooman
      Regular Hooman


  • Omen OwO
    Omen OwO

    heey, wanna try valorant lore?

  • Benny Vazquez
    Benny Vazquez

    I don’t think this is true but I think jake is the crying child, and look at the cover of book 7, it’s shows a broken bear plush, possibly the crying child’s plush, but that’s a theory, a game theory and I’m a big fan!!

  • Zacvh

    I think what it means by " he is really intense about making money " is that micheal from the story is the same character from pizzeria simulator that you play as and that is also supposed to be michael afton so I think the michael in the real jake story is actually micheal afton and not just scott reusing names to throw us off like how the name jeremy is

  • Riley Afton
    Riley Afton


  • Mike Zaldy
    Mike Zaldy

    If you think about it golden Freddy has three spirits

  • Cassidy Hoefer
    Cassidy Hoefer

    There is a new trailer for security breach

  • Puppymcpupsters

    can't wait for you to solve FNAF again in a month

  • Lyric Pratt
    Lyric Pratt

    Its chris

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      @Regular Hooman its evan

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Micheal is foxy maskand purple guy in sl

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      You should read the book

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Its evan

    • Lyric Pratt
      Lyric Pratt

      Idk y chris is crying

  • Lexie Rose
    Lexie Rose

    Now i may be completely wrong, but we see an action figure that Gregory is inside of freddy. Meaning could gregory could die while inside of Freddy causing his soul to be lost inside of him? (the main theory is he could die inside of the freddy suit causing his soul to be stuck inside of him)

  • Daniel Rauch
    Daniel Rauch

    not a theory (yet) but a theme I noticed in ALL the Fazbear Fright books: Each of the three stories have something in common in order of the story: Story 1: The main character has regret and deals with the consequences for actions or feelings they do or have toward family or friends. Story 2: A character (usually the main) is body swapped or replaced with an animatronic (nearly all are established animatronics) Story 3: Someone (usually the main) dies by an animatronic.

  • Sebastian Delgado
    Sebastian Delgado

    So now, who is Michael Afton?

  • Shoto Milk
    Shoto Milk


  • A Stranger On Youtube
    A Stranger On Youtube

    I would also hit my head

  • Colm Aiguier
    Colm Aiguier

    That's the most original intro ever

  • Princess lucky Charm
    Princess lucky Charm

    Wait Evan I keep seeing Chris as his name

  • Shattered Matrix Incorporated
    Shattered Matrix Incorporated

    Watching this as a Jake was weird.

  • Princess lucky Charm
    Princess lucky Charm

    The crying child is Chris

  • Bob The Builder On Steroids
    Bob The Builder On Steroids

    You know the blackbird book it could be relevant to the fnaf 4 since foxy always was in a closet and we don't know the child in the room. But fnaf 4 wasn't in a bedroom it was in a hospital as you could see a drip in one of the nights. This is just a conclusion i put together :D thanks for listening

    • Bob The Builder On Steroids
      Bob The Builder On Steroids

      I'm also not sure on the name Evan. In New security breach ad they say the name Gregory this is just a hunch? Could one of the animatronics be made out of golden freddy? :)

  • Randoo arch
    Randoo arch

    It's Kris afton

    • Regular Hooman
      Regular Hooman


  • donkeykong 64 2
    donkeykong 64 2

    2:06 need help child

  • εἿιὃͲ ϏςἿᾇδ
    εἿιὃͲ ϏςἿᾇδ

    I thought his name was Chris- Wait- where did the name Chris for C.C come from?-

  • Agent Walrus
    Agent Walrus

    I may be wrong but going back to one of your last theories, and the info that is laid out for us. Isnt crying child Henry's son. Because we now know that the house from Fnaf 4 is Henry's (due to the books), shouldn't the crying child who is trapped in the house be Henry's son not Afton's. This probably makes no sense and I'm no expert but just my thoughts. Ps. Thanks for reading the books so indent have to

  • Miຮຮ Aຮperiτy
    Miຮຮ Aຮperiτy

    im just super shocked this is crazy

  • Vegatable Kingdom
    Vegatable Kingdom

    Me now: thinks security breach is the last game and that fnaf is close to being solved Me 20years in the future: “it’s far from over” Me 40 years in the future: “it’s never going to be over”

  • Help Friends Services
    Help Friends Services

    but doesnt crying child or evan or chris soul be in shadow freddy

  • King Of Hearts
    King Of Hearts

    Legit thought the intro was just MattPat finally losing his mind because of these FNAF videos.

  • Ainat Negron
    Ainat Negron


  • Beth_04

    I'm gonna need a new timeline at this point

  • Kenneth Smith
    Kenneth Smith


  • Kenneth Smith
    Kenneth Smith


  • Scarlet pinxity
    Scarlet pinxity

    I am going to *s c r e e c h.* Now I have to explain why I'm changing my Chris to Evan and have people attack me because either I don't ship Mennard or their just jerks. *F M L*

  • Dembones skeli
    Dembones skeli

    Line up all the family members names of the afton family and see if the letters make a name that's just a quess

  • Sleepy Mocha
    Sleepy Mocha

    By this point the definition of “solved FNAF” to Matt is just when he makes a discovery and assumes what will happen and crossing his fingers the next game is the last Scott makes.

  • Ian Bick
    Ian Bick

    It’s Ethan because it’s better than Evan

  • Loser_Rosey

    Speaking of c.c my friend had this theory if you look at this image: file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/af/15/81032371-65E8-446E-9C64-6C0CF7012737/IMG_8209.jpeg my friend saw two stripes like c.c in someone’s trailer, so she told the group chat cause yes- and since she barley watches you I told you for her I honestly just thin Gregory might have stripes on his shirt cause- l.I.f.e but yeah-

  • Dembones skeli
    Dembones skeli

    Hello everyone welcome to fan theory

  • Waxtermellon__RobloxYt Official
    Waxtermellon__RobloxYt Official

    What I thought it wwas Chris?

  • cadergator10

    While watching fnaf 4 again (specifically markiplier) and I noticed that a kid actually had a spring bonnie toy that matched almost exactly with the plush trap toy in one of the books. It was in part 3 of markiplier's fnaf vid at 12:41 . Not sure if you got this, but wanted to put this up anyway

  • Foam Stag
    Foam Stag

    Well, that penny's intro was fun

  • Br1ttanyxo


  • Danial Khan
    Danial Khan

    Where’s our DAD THORRY STOP WITH THESES BOKS TOO PROOF THORIES (sarcasm) but please more dad he’s got something going on

  • Matthew Miller
    Matthew Miller

    Gotta love Emotionally Repressed Child

  • FazeUp 22
    FazeUp 22

    The puppets name is not Charlie its Charlotte Emily

  • summr thundr
    summr thundr

    1:42 my brain really just quoted that dude from veggietales... "they've never given me a name. i've been here since day one and i STILL don't have a name."

  • The firestar
    The firestar

    The crying child name is chris

  • Akshit Singh
    Akshit Singh

    Shitposting on another level XD

  • Thomas Angell
    Thomas Angell

    Honestly fnaf needs to come to an end it feels like it’s just getting dragged out now

  • lizzy ._.2
    lizzy ._.2

    My life is over why I thought the crying child's name was Chris like Chris Afton

  • thatpvcguy

    The lore in a nutshell: *confusion*

  • Jenisah Tejeda
    Jenisah Tejeda

    Wolfy: it must be Evan! Me: it must be Evan! Mattpatt: it just can’t be Evan! Also me: it just can’t be!

  • Xer Rex
    Xer Rex

    Before you get mad at me for this, just listen. We know Aston is springtrap, since in ucn it called scraptrap “Afton” and scaptrap is springtrap who is purple guy. But what if mustered man is William and purple guy is mike? When does it actually say that purple guy is WILLIAM afton? This would seem to solve a few points that have bothered people, although I am not saying that this is definite. Just think about it and what it can mean for the lore. Please like this so Mattpat sees it. The only time it would be weird for the games is in ucn in the old man consequences part where afton is screaming “mike.” Other than that I don’t see anything in the games that disproves this. Again, just something I would like for people to think about.

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      wait, are you saying that there are 2 springtraps?


    haha my name is Evan

  • Adelle Hagley
    Adelle Hagley

    The game theorists, Ruining your childhood since 2011.

  • Max chihai
    Max chihai

    Can crying child be Michael

  • The One You Shouldn’t Have Killed
    The One You Shouldn’t Have Killed

    I have come to RIP everyone’s souls that is in my way!!!!! Vengeance SHALL BE MINE

  • Keepongoing446

    MatPat: blackbird was the saddest Me: *laughs in The Cliffs*

  • Detwand

    How big brain do you have to be to come up with this?!

  • Awesome Bread
    Awesome Bread

    It’s reddit, it’s a hard maybe

  • Samuel Ramos
    Samuel Ramos

    What if jake is the crying child just Scott changed it to trick us into thinking there not relatable