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

    • 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

    • Sleepy Eliza
      Sleepy Eliza

      who u?

  • daisy_ army
    daisy_ army


  • Andrea Lane
    Andrea Lane

    Crying child’s name is Chris Afton

  • momofkellen

    i started binging Game Theory FNAF videos since (roughly) 1:00 AM. i just finished the playlist. it is 1:43 PM

  • Genna Giles
    Genna Giles

    So I left the FNAF fandom a looonnggg time ago and for nostalgia I rewatched all of Markiplier’s FNAF videos which then lead me to the theory’s again....and can I just say......what has this so called story become?

  • FinaReverseOsmosis

    wouldn't it make sense the crying child is gregory?


    Wait who the real villain that started it all

  • papa Stalin
    papa Stalin

    I'm wating for him to do what happened to the world of the little nightmares universe


    I notice that you say in your five nights at Freddy‘s three you say William Afton was springtrap but it’s Michael Afton because after the fnaf 3 location burned down he says “farther it’s me micheal,” and Michel is mistaken as purple guy. Purple guy had three children baby is Cassidy, William is purple guy, micheal is springtrap. So William is the one in costume night

  • Needen 18
    Needen 18

    The intro sounded like Shaggy finally losing it, the moment I heard 0:29 , there was no going back.

  • Ogevai Eneliko
    Ogevai Eneliko

    Jake died R.I.P Jake

  • Mini Tiko
    Mini Tiko

    What if crying child’s name is jake they both died in a hospital I think you can find out the rest. By the way I subbed and keep up the good work

  • Samantha Arechiga
    Samantha Arechiga

    The crying child would be an afton since he was the brother of micheal afton and his name is Chris Afton

  • Awesome Plays
    Awesome Plays

    MatPat I think the crying child's name is Chris because I heard him in Gacha life

  • lucy harfillia
    lucy harfillia

    i keep saying " yeah whats up " whenever Matt says Cassidy because my name is Cassidy and its just exhausting lol

  • Gunslinger

    А все это была лишь теория...... ИГРАВАЯ ТИОРИЯ

  • Elijah Tew
    Elijah Tew

    he sounds like discount pennywise in the beginning of the video

  • Ruiner Ryan
    Ruiner Ryan

    Was that the bite of 87?

    • Gunslinger


  • Jaiboi

    😲 Evan? Dang I think some gachatubers are gonna get mad

  • EMachine Bros yt
    EMachine Bros yt

    Evan is my name lol

  • Adamboulahia17 Adam2015
    Adamboulahia17 Adam2015

    I miss the days of accually playing fnzf and finding easter eggs

  • My3sons1213

    Bruh hearing my name in the intro was very disturbing to me.

  • A.C.

    I have a theory, what if Afton put the crying child into golden freddy to make him like his daughter, but because Cassidy was there first the crying child didn't become like Baby

  • Hi Dankmemes69
    Hi Dankmemes69

    This week for show and tell I Braught fnaf is finally solved. Teacher ,mat pat this is the 7th week In a row that you braught fnaf finally solved

  • Chris Barnett
    Chris Barnett

    It's kind of dumb but there is always the possibility of Evan Jr.

  • Peko pekoyama
    Peko pekoyama

    I miss friend Fred bear

  • Alfredo Romero Aldana
    Alfredo Romero Aldana

    He should do a Video reacting to the new Security Beeach Trailer

  • Jack Giannaris
    Jack Giannaris

    A week goes by and the trailer for the new game drops. Nice

  • Brendon Rusterholz
    Brendon Rusterholz


  • Elijah Favilla
    Elijah Favilla

    Might as well call him Crying Child Chris Evan Afton for the time being

  • Brad Darda
    Brad Darda

    Figure out the lore of the game Spelunky to explain “The Walls Are Shifting” and why

  • The Reaper
    The Reaper

    Evan connects to the book to try and bring it

  • Maya Segal
    Maya Segal

    Alot of people call him Chris for "crying child" and now when you say it's Evan.... psychologists say that when someone has a name and you know him by that name and now you change it people think it's weird...

  • Recxnnectedd

    Maybe there’s no N at the end and it’s just EVA



  • James Tester
    James Tester

    I think that the stitchwraithe is collecting parts to re build himself to join the fnaf crew

  • Dan M
    Dan M

    And now we have fnaf security breach coming

  • Belle Animates
    Belle Animates

    Maybe crying child's name is just Eva

  • lilly y
    lilly y

    "There's no 'tally up your score' at the end of those nightly surveys." Then how in the *hell* did you get an image of it at 9:34 if it doesn't exist??

  • AyoOrich are
    AyoOrich are

    There is a connection. From what I’ve heard, the puppet in the book seem to be controlled by some sort of walkytalky, just like in fnaf 4. in a way, both the crying child and the cancer child are both dying. The cancer child from cancer, and the crying child from a bite wound. Maybe there is someone in the fnaf 4 game named Evan. A friend you meet in the minigames you Play before the Night Starts. It seems like there isn’t one, but I feel like it would be worth looking in fnaf4 again? Because strangely enough both the golden Freddy puppet and the ‚evan‘ puppet Try to help in situation with NO good ending. This is my theory

  • deadpoolnerd

    Member when this was just a cooky pop at you horror game about killer chucky cheese animatronics? Yeah good simple times.

  • Galixing

    This might be to much to ask for but could you do some rainbow six siege lore about the person “six” mainly his wife because he said she left some big shoes to fill in but we don’t know her if you could please do a theory thank you 😊

  • That Nerd Winter
    That Nerd Winter

    Matt at 12:51 : "I'm actually not gonna spoil here" Matt 2 minutes later : *Spoils the story*

  • Susn Bavaria
    Susn Bavaria

    Just saw the new trailer for Fnaf security breach.

  • Charlee Walker-Beard
    Charlee Walker-Beard

    0:36 don’t worry, they just really like ketchup

  • Black Mamba
    Black Mamba

    Hey, i watched your videos from the joker (2019) again and I stumbled on something. It may just be a thought and nothing else, but what if everything that happened in the dc universe. Batmans parents dying, bruce Wayne becoming batman and almost killing the joker, robin being turned into the joker at some point, are all just the thoughts and fantasies of the Joker. He finally get’s the spotlight and even kills batman and super man in the comics if i’m correct. Maybe I’m totally wrong, but just shot through my mind. Great vids btw! Keep it up!

  • Hellen Bonilla
    Hellen Bonilla

    My theory is that dabbing chica hates kids because she dont have childhood so she make all the animatronics kill kids and dabbing chica is forever the villian🥵🥶

  • TheDJayProject

    "does he stil talk to you" fun time fred bear?? that makes sense if its the crying child

  • Galaxyghostnigthmare

    Hey Mat can you turn the brightness up in the fnaf gameplay trailer in the 2021 image to see if Scott pulled a Scott and secretly put in the day with the brightness turned up and tell us if I was right? Thanks!

  • im_sum1

    isnt his name chris.

  • Dan The DJ
    Dan The DJ

    There is a another grave stone

  • Aish Shamri
    Aish Shamri

    Matt...there's a new game

  • Crow Of wisdom
    Crow Of wisdom

    The crying child name is Sammy it in the shining eyes aka the first book

  • white death. Lau Larsen
    white death. Lau Larsen

    seen the new trailer

  • Cheezit Robin
    Cheezit Robin


  • Ascended Black M and M
    Ascended Black M and M

    Pov:you came back to see matpats series of fnaf for no reason

  • Faceless

    But what about the two spirits in Stitch Wraith?

  • Melina Sanders
    Melina Sanders

    The beginning reminded me of royale high

  • Faceless

    Everyone: "Doll" MatPat: "Dawal"

  • Jose van Eijl
    Jose van Eijl

    Did anybody notise the ASPITIPY referens? ASPITIPY is created by MANDJTV btw

  • Eleanor Flynn
    Eleanor Flynn

    I know i've posted this before but you remember the girl from fnaf 4 that looks like baby? What if it was Baby using her... pins and stuff (you know what I mean). Actually tbf loads of people have probably said this. Not sure how it would work exactly but you never know.

  • Johnny and Emmet SpongeBob Mouse Unikitty Gaming TV
    Johnny and Emmet SpongeBob Mouse Unikitty Gaming TV


  • Bluelighter3D

    Who possesed balloon boy?

  • ImAlreadyBlaze

    If you look really close in the new fnaf security breach trailer Gregory is wearing the striped shirt that the crying child wears. Also he has the same brown hair. I believe the crying child is Gregory but... somethings dont line up

  • Alyson Dunsmore
    Alyson Dunsmore

    he has done so many fnaf theories he needs to make a channel called fnaf theory

  • General Smite
    General Smite

    I week after a fnaf theory they dropped a trailer for security breach

  • Jamaay

    I suddenly went back to 2014 for like 15 minutes.

  • Marley Brisque
    Marley Brisque

    I thought his name was chris

  • Julian Kiewietz
    Julian Kiewietz

    I have a theory what if glitchtrap controlled william to kill kids

  • Osama Alshami
    Osama Alshami


  • Wisee Is Fluid
    Wisee Is Fluid

    Wasn't the crying child Mike?!

  • Marc Justin
    Marc Justin

    Idk why but they call cc, Chris

  • Felix M
    Felix M

    Why People Peanut brain can't fit this all in there brain

  • Zinky Doinks
    Zinky Doinks

    ya know jake im not oing to open the cabinet

  • Nostalgic Trilogies
    Nostalgic Trilogies

    Btw , why some people think that chica is a duck or something /: she's a chicken 🐤

  • Demi Jade
    Demi Jade

    The picture of 'Evan' from the part where he I stalking about the book is scary because he has brown hair like.... CC's hair is brown too..... And has a brother that's really strange......? Can someone tell me to stop?! I think the book Evan is actually CC. But how can he be? CC is dead! CALM DOWN!!! Please can someone help me theorise? I am confused. Could Evan (the dad) be CC? I think he can, plus SKFFB said he'd bring him back, so maybe his body works, but when he's asleep he posses Golden Freddy but to make it look like he is still, he got his body to toss and turn? I think this is a good theory, for me. Can anyone agree? Thanks! BYE

  • 4rsh1

    I hate fnaf and horror stuff but these videos make me think and have heart attacks

  • Ultimate Alliance
    Ultimate Alliance

    I just watched the fnaf playlist a week before this came out and was thinking when he'd come out with another video

  • Cole TSM
    Cole TSM

    Mr matpat im so sorry to disturb but i wanted to share something this may brake all the progress but it just came to me i watch the playstation trailer for security breach not long ago i just cant help thinking that the last weird thing at the end of the trailer is William afton but different dawko describes in the last chapter of blackbird frazbear's fright in the stitch rath story about the the reborn William afton the description describes a bunny figure made out of bits and pieces of animotronics and i just can't help thinking that that is William afton from the game do you think that this could mean that game and book collide please let me know ps im 13 thanks mat pat 😁

  • this is nothin
    this is nothin


  • GalaxyDoggo YT
    GalaxyDoggo YT

    The crying child is Micheal

    • GalaxyDoggo YT
      GalaxyDoggo YT

      or Evan

  • Taylor Findlay
    Taylor Findlay

    What if when the toys where going to get scraped they where took to the scooping room and toy chica's the suit you hide in and she's was modified as a funtime chica concept or prototype

  • furious potato
    furious potato

    reddit moment

    • furious potato
      furious potato

      @Gunslinger REDDIT MOMENT😲

    • Gunslinger


  • LR05

    Did anyone realize in the happiest day mini game the "crying child" had the golden Freddy mask when you gave him the cake. I'm not sure if I'm correct but didn't that fit as some evidence that he is the other soul in golden Freddy?

  • VoidableCat123

    matpat can you please do a theory on Little nightmares 2 and 1 it would be very interesting

  • Avery Savage
    Avery Savage

    Matpatty cake!

  • Cullene's world
    Cullene's world

    the name is chris

  • Najma Khan
    Najma Khan

    Its evaaaaath

  • Najma Khan
    Najma Khan

    Its evath

  • Najma Khan
    Najma Khan

    Hmmm what about evath

  • McRonlad

    (I quickly want to mention that my theories are pretty much just guessing and not backed by any evidence) Can the EVAN mentioned in the Survival handbook even be the Father? Didnt Crying Child die due to the bite of 87 and therefore got passed on to Golden Fredie? A theorie im thinking about is that Crying child didnt actually die but he got mindswapped like Alec in the Shortstories in Fazbear Frights: Fetch. Though we dont know what or who is controlling the bodies of the possesed Kids. I dont know if they still have their actual knowledge or how they behave after the swaps. Perhaps their goal is then to gather more souls for the animatronics and that could be the reason he has the puppet there. To be able to capture Jake's soul. For this theory to work out there are 2 ways i can think of. Either Crying child changes his voice when he talks with margie and actually is still young, or he somehow traveled back in time like Oswald did in Fazbear Frights: Into the pit and therefore became an Adult.

  • SpeedyKnight

    ur fnaf intro is why i never watch fnaf vids

  • Ryan Akana
    Ryan Akana

    That hollow knight theorist is debunked

  • xX_ThatFlower Girl_Xx
    xX_ThatFlower Girl_Xx

    MAT, DID YOU SEE THE NEW SECURITY BREACH TRAILER!? THERE'S BALLORA'S MUSIC IN IT AND EVERYTHING. I'm freaking out, sorry. I'd love to see a theory on this though. The new trailer is so cool! Please watch it and update us on any new theories you might have based on it. Like, why is ballora's theme in the trailer? Is there going to be some connection between sister location and security breach? So many questions on that alone, too many to list. Please make a theory on this, I need answers Mat. ;-;

  • {Littledemon}

    OK Evan is not the crying child name it is the child to the first child that they ever had with William and Cara Afton I can give you a hint what the name of the crying child because I already know it BTW Mitchell is not the first child

    • Nuker Propane
      Nuker Propane


  • •Bea•

    0:15 this is actually what I sound like when talking to my friend Jake

  • seteccy the best
    seteccy the best

    Well Evan is the dad of the son he is the person that fredbear bit or Michael well William built fredbear diner and could mean that the crying child I Michael that's just a theory

  • 《Violet And Friends》
    《Violet And Friends》

    Then that can't be....williak is Sofia the first now...

  • Marcus Marriott
    Marcus Marriott

    I have a theory:so the new fnaf game is out yes ik ik u dont wanna hope on this but when I watched the trailer the kid had something on his shirt....he had stripes just like the crying child so it made me wonder if this has anything to do with the bite of 87 and if hes a relative

  • Amy Heyneke
    Amy Heyneke

    When the movie comes out- if it comes out that is- I can predict at least one sentence in that film theory video because u can bet mat will do a film theory on fnaf the movie That video will 100% have the sentence "yea... fnaf ended up making it onto this channel too.. fnaf rlly is taking over my life" or something Simmilar