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
    6 дней назад

    guess im the crying child guys

    1. Top Knotch
      Top Knotch
      5 дней назад

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    2. Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A
      5 дней назад

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    3. Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood
      5 дней назад

      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

    4. Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood
      5 дней назад

      @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

    5. Sleepy Eliza
      Sleepy Eliza
      5 дней назад

      who u?

  2. Jesus Ramirez
    Jesus Ramirez
    59 минут назад

    I don't know if you know this but if you play fnaf 1 the main menu background music sound like SL main menu background music

  3. Crafted Jan
    Crafted Jan
    Час назад

    Will you make a new theory about the new security breach trailer? Pls make one

  4. The_Brodydotjpeg
    Час назад

    5 years and we get the name Evan like broh you choose the name Evan

  5. The Grounds
    The Grounds
    Час назад

    I can't think about this it's hurting my head I honestly don't know what to say about this?

  6. Cute Coconut
    Cute Coconut
    Час назад

    This is just a guess but chris would be a pretty name for the crying child. But that also is a good theory

  7. MrBulletBandit
    Час назад

    Little nightmares 2 theory

  8. MrBulletBandit
    Час назад

    Theory on little nightmares 2 please

  9. joezilla0325 j
    joezilla0325 j
    Час назад

    Theory: Gregary is the crying child he has the same shirt same pants and he seems to have the same hair

  10. Fallon Duplex
    Fallon Duplex
    Час назад

    Hey love the video but he is not crying child but a Afton

  11. King jr. Billy
    King jr. Billy
    Час назад

    You missed that the fazbear coin in help wanted it says 1983 that confirms the first freddy fazbear's pizza opened in 1983 also confirmed that the crying child died first and JR's is just a regular restaurant heres why Whu would they make JR's at the same time as freddy fazbear's pizza

  12. ItsNuked
    Час назад

    Dude. Little nightmares. PLEASE

  13. Colony Of Oranges
    Colony Of Oranges
    Час назад


  14. connor hume
    connor hume
    Час назад

    I don’t know if anyone has said this before but I have a theory. Freddy Fasbear’s actually sells you cardboard but they use the mind altering sound disks to make you think that you are eating pizza when you actually are eating cardboard which explains the bad cardboard like taste of their pizza.

    Час назад

    RUlife *3:18** Copyright Claim.exe stopped working, we will be back to claim the song in **3:29**, oh wait just missed it, you survived once again MatPat*

  16. Existinghere
    Час назад

    Weird fact, but the fandom has all agreed on calling the crying child Chris. I don't know where they got it from or how but that's what has happen, I've also looked it up and it seems that after Elizabeth their was another child, one that died young, the story went like this; Chris was having his birthday at the pizzeria and Michael and his friends were joking around and put Chris in the mouth of the animatronic, then the animatronic bit down and killed Chris instantly, Chris was only 6. That's from what heard :/

  17. The unskilled
    The unskilled
    Час назад

    You needa do a little nightmares one

  18. Yniahc
    Час назад

    If the crying child is the one who alters the text, doesn't that mean that the crying child is the one altering the letters in the word search too for exampel "it's me" or " what is your name"

  19. Flamingo
    Час назад

    if u guys have seen the new trailer theres gregory and if u take a hard look u can see grey stripes on a black shirt soooo idk bro kinda sus to me

  20. Mïlky møø Gamër
    Mïlky møø Gamër
    Час назад

    Matpat please pin this its really important and some fnaf fans don't know this!!! This link has a fnaf security breach trailer some people don't know about (at 50:43 in the link -_- it show the trailer!) Please look at it and pin me it's for all the people to know!!!

    1. Mïlky møø Gamër
      Mïlky møø Gamër
      Час назад

      If you see this, THANKS 🙂

  21. lEvBox2
    Час назад

    * looks at the title * ... It’s been how many times now?

  22. Leafgreen 25
    Leafgreen 25
    Час назад


  23. Somon_Gamez
    Час назад

    Theory: well I don’t have any books but maybe if the crying child’s name is the boy name of Cassidy there link from some way but I don’t know why but this is a theory this might not be true so another’s theory is maybe all the names of the family connects to something to the crying child’s name but this is just a theory a game theory

  24. Ur_only_hope __yt?
    Ur_only_hope __yt?
    Час назад

    He's here he's there he's evry where who ya gonna call

  25. Marcel Schlecht Voorhies
    Marcel Schlecht Voorhies
    Час назад

    I got a theory for new game and yes it is part your theory way back and I am taking. About Fnaf security breach hope you are proud of me i am doing for you matpat hope your fans are confused what I say

  26. Zero Rothus
    Zero Rothus
    Час назад

    His name is Gregory we will see him in security breach

  27. Bex
    Час назад

    please please do a theory on little nightmares and its sequel

  28. Cypriano Martinez
    Cypriano Martinez
    Час назад


  29. Mr Gubz
    Mr Gubz
    Час назад


  30. Xavier Wolfgang
    Xavier Wolfgang
    Час назад

    For me, I need more evidence for Evan to be the crying child but I consider it a possibility maybe security breach will give us the answer

  31. Ruining your Favorite Fandom sense 1983
    Ruining your Favorite Fandom sense 1983
    Час назад

    Me:WHY IS THERE RED BLOOD?! ITS PINK- Also me:I've been watching to much Danganronpa-- God-

  32. Mis Purple
    Mis Purple
    Час назад

    So I'm a person who watches the gacha side of RUlife most of the time and it has fandoms one of them being FNaF and they would always call the crying child either C.C. for abbreviation or Chris because it starts with C so I let it slide but then a few people started also calling him Evan before this video came out so I don't know if they saw the post or they found out them selves but now I know why people are now doing that.

  33. Minecraft Endermen
    Minecraft Endermen
    Час назад

    There's an official fnaf coloring book.

  34. Big Techs
    Big Techs
    Час назад

    The name is good, but we be 100% sure until we get some real proof.

  35. Mokuu
    Час назад

    TGT: "Yeah we solved it" Reddit: "ARE you sure about that?"

  36. Ryan Bigelow
    Ryan Bigelow
    Час назад

    What if Gregory is the crying child Henry before he died built him back to just like Charlie and Henry

    1. OofBaconHair
      Час назад

      i dont think so

  37. Lil Reyes
    Lil Reyes
    Час назад

    So the purple guy isn't the phone guy?

  38. Lil- -Angel
    Lil- -Angel
    Час назад

    It’s was William who had the first on screen death lol

  39. Tina S
    Tina S
    Час назад

    The crying child is chris Afton

  40. Jayjay Gaming
    Jayjay Gaming
    Час назад

    Now, all we have to do is figure out who is the mother(s) of the children, and her(or their) name(s). (The parentheses show that it isn’t unheard of for Evan, Micheal and Elizabeth to have different mothers.)

  41. KingPancake38
    Час назад

    brain cancer? head bite? the person with the brain tumour is the crying child?!

  42. Rebecca Peck
    Rebecca Peck
    Час назад

    What if the reason it doesn't quite seem right is because the story that you suggested stands out. Maybe it's a way to connect them to each other.

  43. Deliscum
    Час назад

    When the trailer came out and I'm thinking its Gregory even tho I might be wrong bc I'm dumb and havent been caught up on the theories and characger names

  44. Larenzsiderulesandwins Cookie
    Larenzsiderulesandwins Cookie
    Час назад

    Is it wrong to be a kid who loves game theory lol

  45. Luna Night
    Luna Night
    2 часа назад

    Am I the only one that thinks since crying child is bite of 83 victim and you play as Mike and he's I'm guessing not afraid of them trying to kill him could he be bite of 87 victim I could be totally wrong but I think there might be a possibility

  46. Story Reaper#000
    Story Reaper#000
    2 часа назад

    Why does the intro sound like pennywise

  47. KoroBaigle
    2 часа назад

    My god that goes deep

  48. Daniel Seifert
    Daniel Seifert
    2 часа назад

    Black bird connects to the first book series in silver eyes

  49. mark williams
    mark williams
    2 часа назад

    You should do a theroy on phone guy.

  50. Cheese Meister
    Cheese Meister
    2 часа назад

    So I have watched the trailer for security breach and the end scene with the "nightmare hand" has intrigued me. I'm not 100% sure of this and some of my facts may be off but this is my theory; I believe that the animatronic hand that we saw at the end of the trailer is either Michael or the crying child "Evan". As we know, the Nightmare animatronic is just as its name states, a nightmare, and the only characters that I can remember knowing about this is the crying child and Michael. Although at the end of pizzeria simulator we know that michael burned down with the building along with Scrap baby, Molten Freddy, Puppet, and William, but we also know that part of William lives on through Glitch trap/Vanny. This means that it wouldn't go so far as to say that parts from the other animatronics could have been used, and I know that Michael wasn't an animatronic but that doesn't exclude him from this. We know that Michael was scooped in sister location and Ennard used him as a meat suit, but also that even after Ennard left Michael, he continued to live on as a "Zombie". We can't just deny that fact that there could have been some animatronic parts still inside of Michael and I am going as far to say that he partially bonded with these parts. Since we know that at least a remnant of a soul, much like the horcruxes from Harry Potter, can stay with the parts even after the main soul has moved on. Since this hand is so far similar to Nightmare, we can guess that whoever built it knew what it looked like, and going to the Survival Logbook knowing that Michael's writing is in red pen, and there is the picture of Nightmare in the book drawn in this red pen(I don't know what page, sorry). But this thus tells us that Michael did in fact know what nightmare looks like, which brings me to the theory that the hand we see is an animatronic of sorts built and housing the soul of Michael. This is just a bit and those of you who know more about the lore and such can expand or deny this but I thought it was worth sharing.

  51. Ducky_animations Memes
    Ducky_animations Memes
    2 часа назад

    H m m m m What if his name is Jake?

  52. Maria G
    Maria G
    2 часа назад

    His name is Evan? I thought his name was Chris 🤣

  53. Kim Brozek
    Kim Brozek
    2 часа назад

    Cris afton

  54. V BOY
    V BOY
    2 часа назад

    Matpat: makes fnaf theory Scott 5 days later: im about to end this mans pacience

  55. Catrin SomeOne
    Catrin SomeOne
    2 часа назад


  56. Finesse
    2 часа назад

    Can you do little nightmares 2 plssssss

  57. Bluemoon edits H
    Bluemoon edits H
    2 часа назад

    And I thought it was chris😮😅

  58. Yeet Death
    Yeet Death
    2 часа назад

    In the trailer Gregory is wearing a striped shirt just like the crying child. I’m assuming that crying child is Gregory

  59. jayce zepkoski
    jayce zepkoski
    2 часа назад

    i did research and I was looking at one of the newest trailers for security breach and what I noticed was the child Gregory in the trailer he is wearing the same shirt as the crying child so my simple theory is that Gregory is the crying child 📈

  60. Chronova
    2 часа назад

    His name is Gregory if you watch the new fnaf trailer the kid has the same shirt as the crying child

  61. captain Cat
    captain Cat
    2 часа назад

    Hey, mat pat there's not really been seen animatronic called "shadow Freddy" in Fnaf 2. I think you can use your big brain to find why and who is that animatronic it could be a mind trick that mike thought of when he remembered the bite, or it could be a soul screaming to mike that's it him. Well, I'll leave it to you, good luck mat.

  62. Luke Leung
    Luke Leung
    2 часа назад

    There is an new fang coming soon!!!

  63. we like fortnite
    we like fortnite
    2 часа назад

    You should watch the new trailer

  64. DigiFuse101
    2 часа назад

    i did it, started from the first fnaf video all the way to here, all caught up

  65. M Thompson
    M Thompson
    2 часа назад

    What if in the new game security breach, Gregory is the real world crying child. We did see the fanf 4 house in the background is help wanted. 🤔

  66. Isabella Negrete
    Isabella Negrete
    2 часа назад

    i’m so excited for him to make a video about the new trailer for security breach

  67. SJ the awesome person
    SJ the awesome person
    2 часа назад

    Now let's hope that Evan(C.C.) x Cassidy doesn't exist-

  68. Sigrid Söderström Fawcus
    Sigrid Söderström Fawcus
    2 часа назад

    I think I have a theory. Now, this might be random, but, in the Security breach trailer there is a part where you can hear balloras music playing, and a few people thinks that you hear her music bc ballora, or ennard are going to appear in the new game , but I dont think so. Here’s why We all remember ”fazbears fright book 4 dance with me”. In the end of that story Kasey gives the ballora glasses to the kid she stole them from. And I just found that so random. Why would she give the little kid the glasses when Kasey knew that something (clearly) was wrong with them. Well, we all kinda thought that when ballora were close enough she would be able to kill Kasey (while she was wearing the glasses) but what if the case was that if ballora got to close, she could posses Kasey. Now that might be a random stab, but we have before talked about the fact that glitchtrap/William afton might have a cult made out of people he have possesed. What if he made those glases so kids could get possesed (or something idrk XD) And Fnaf SB is alot about possession. The trailer (kinda) shows that everyone except gr Freddy is going to be possesed and are going to try to kill gregory. And what if ”dance with me” is Also about possession. Its so random I know, but I really think it means something Please like this, cuz it feels important :)

  69. Alt Locker Main
    Alt Locker Main
    2 часа назад

    Ethan might be the crying child real name but Scott is messing with us by saying Evan my theory just a terrible Theory

  70. Denton Bramble
    Denton Bramble
    2 часа назад

    purple guy is innocent

  71. Akram Azimulla
    Akram Azimulla
    2 часа назад

    Hol up. In the book, it mentions an arcade and pizza. This possibly could be a Freddy's but its not really important to the story

  72. Jo Momma
    Jo Momma
    2 часа назад


    1. Scott Cotton
      Scott Cotton
      2 часа назад

      They’re very clearly different colours

  73. mr good content
    mr good content
    2 часа назад

    Hey the security breach trailer just came out you should see it

  74. Gianna naSK
    Gianna naSK
    2 часа назад

    I feel like Evan is very important but I feel like its not the crying child's name.

  75. Bernny Tapia
    Bernny Tapia
    2 часа назад

    jesus christ stop making me wait so long for a theory :C

  76. Dane Mendez
    Dane Mendez
    2 часа назад

    Have you seen the new security breach trailer?

  77. Winter sucks toes
    Winter sucks toes
    2 часа назад


  78. Winter sucks toes
    Winter sucks toes
    2 часа назад


  79. Bugz
    2 часа назад

    everytime i see a fnaf video i sigh dramaticaly and go get my brother

  80. Ásafe Silva
    Ásafe Silva
    2 часа назад

    MatPat could play Pennywise no problem

  81. tem is a person
    tem is a person
    2 часа назад

    Random mini theories about fnaf: I went back and listened to the voice lines from custom night. In lefty's voice lines he sounds a little like the puppet, but he says to wierd things. He says " there's room for one more" and asks you to "come inside" with him. Another thing I found is that if you go through ALL of mr rambling hippo's lines you find a couple of strange things. It seems as if whoever possesses the purple hippo knew rather person who is inside Orville the elephant in real life. He also wasn't a child, he seemed like and old man for obvious reasons. Also he mentioned a father and his child feeding the ducks bread that killed the ducks, and frozen, dead pigeons. I thought that maybe the dad might have been Afton, but that is kind of a stretch. But it seems like the mediocre melody characters were real people who afton killed, but the hippo and elephant WEREN'T KIDS.

  82. bigballer brandilyn
    bigballer brandilyn
    2 часа назад

    matpat could tell me that the crying childs name was actually crying child and i would be sold

  83. Adira
    3 часа назад

    Make a theory one little nightmare 1 and 2 tell us why Mona got betrayed by six

  84. Katsuki Bakugo
    Katsuki Bakugo
    3 часа назад

    If you think about it foxy was blocking the cover with his hook so if ya think about it he could be covering up another number

  85. branson j mullins
    branson j mullins
    3 часа назад

    It’s so odd to me how (as of right now) I don’t think anyone tried flipping the letters to get “nave” I mean it is a word as the dictionary tells me: “the central part of a church building, intended to accommodate most of congregation. In traditional Western churches it is rectangular, separated from the chancel by a step or rail, and from adjacent aisles by pillars”. It just seems odd to me how you can flip Evan around and make it into a word. I did absolutely no investigation on this I just flipped it around and searched it. If anyone would like to investigate and get the right answer, atleast give me some credit.

  86. Panda! at the disco
    Panda! at the disco
    3 часа назад

    0:00 - 0:41 not matpat sounding pennywise ✋

  87. Zouaouu Ahcen
    Zouaouu Ahcen
    3 часа назад

    Scott you twisted basterd This is a joke

  88. Cat
    3 часа назад

    Well there’s going to be a fnaf 8 called Security breach

  89. Tanya Feddern-Bekcan
    Tanya Feddern-Bekcan
    3 часа назад

    Hey Game Theory! MAJOR THEORY HERE ON THE TRAILOR FOR SECURITY BREACH! So in the trailer you can see a kid looking on tvs or camera room, if you brighten it up you can see 2 stripes on his t shirt, sounds like he's still alive?🧐

  90. Kaylaraela
    3 часа назад

    Right answer, wrong formula lol

  91. Jnonymous
    3 часа назад


  92. Kevin Salcido
    Kevin Salcido
    3 часа назад

    3:14 pewdiepie reference?!

  93. Chase Grimm
    Chase Grimm
    3 часа назад

    Look at the back at 2:21 It's another grave

  94. Ally Boulter
    Ally Boulter
    3 часа назад

    ok but in the new fnaf trailer we can see gregory with a black a grey striped shirt could gregory be crying child but that would mess up the time line

  95. Breannah Arnel
    Breannah Arnel
    3 часа назад

    yes can someone explain why i’ve been calling him “chris” for like a year? i never questioned it i just accepted it

  96. ultimate strike
    ultimate strike
    3 часа назад

    What about Norman room files in the fnaf 4 game files

  97. Daniel Aguirre
    Daniel Aguirre
    3 часа назад

    You mean 83 yeah I think the name is Aiden

  98. Ivanova
    3 часа назад

    i’m so confused where the name chris came from

  99. Surprisingly Set apart
    Surprisingly Set apart
    3 часа назад

    I agree.👌

  100. D.M. Serpa
    D.M. Serpa
    3 часа назад

    Don't you think that Jake's story may be some sort of alternate timeline thing that showcases what would've happened if "Evan" never died in the Bite Of '83? Maybe that story is trying to show a bittersweet yet haunting ending (Jake's spirit passing on to the Stitchwraith) as some sort of poetic connection. Jake died alone because of his family issues, and "Evan" was killed in '83 due to issues with his brother. Maybe the mention of Jake's uncle Michael was Scott's way of sneakily showing the connection. I'm actually sold on the Crying Child's name being Evan. It means we have all the names of the Afton family: William, Hannah, Michael, Evan, and Elizabeth.