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

    EvanTubeGaming15 days ago

    guess im the crying child guys

  2. J night

    J night4 days ago


  3. Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat

    Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat15 days ago

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  4. Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A15 days ago

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  5. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood15 days ago

    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

  6. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood15 days ago

    @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

  7. someone else

    someone else19 minutes ago


  8. SuperVaIle

    SuperVaIle25 minutes ago

    First video of "Book Theory": IS SIMON actually a form of PENNYWISE?! | FnaF | Stephen King's IT

  9. TheDarkness 1983

    TheDarkness 198325 minutes ago

    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.

  10. Kayla Howarth

    Kayla Howarth45 minutes ago


  11. Super Noob

    Super Noob53 minutes ago

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

  12. Theodore Monk

    Theodore Monk56 minutes ago

    It was all just a dream.

  13. Jeffrey Nunez

    Jeffrey Nunez58 minutes ago

    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.

  14. Peyton Mcphearson

    Peyton McphearsonHour ago

    who excited for the movie?

  15. Mc Firefox - Build tutorials and more!

    Mc Firefox - Build tutorials and more!Hour ago

    Wow! You really need to work on those scary intros if you want to scare me

  16. TheWritist

    TheWritistHour ago


  17. Robbz 102

    Robbz 102Hour ago

    Matt pat did a great opening creepy voice

  18. Evan Kauffman

    Evan KauffmanHour ago

    7:41 *Checks frontal lobe aggressively*

  19. Jo Jo

    Jo JoHour ago

    no is chris

  20. Miley Ellis

    Miley EllisHour ago

    I though the crying childes name was Chris? I'm very confused now

  21. Miss Lupus

    Miss LupusHour ago

    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.

  22. Evie Engstrom

    Evie Engstrom2 hours ago

    I think his name is Chris

  23. Emanoil Tushev

    Emanoil Tushev2 hours ago

    Oh and the book might drop on my birthday on march 12

  24. Joel keys 500

    Joel keys 5002 hours ago

    This actually proves the theory that the crying child isnt Michael

  25. Emanoil Tushev

    Emanoil Tushev2 hours ago

    I think it's kevin it just get's to me

  26. Elyssa Gallego

    Elyssa Gallego2 hours ago

    here we all are calling even chris

  27. ッVOLTIGE

    ッVOLTIGE2 hours ago


  28. Logan Fletcher Hall

    Logan Fletcher Hall3 hours ago


  29. C_Human

    C_Human3 hours ago

    i think that there are more secrets in different books Maybe, Perhaps the games?

  30. Paigey Boo

    Paigey Boo3 hours ago

    I think the crying child’s name is Chris AFTON

  31. Havoc

    Havoc4 hours ago

    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

  32. Adrian Ramirez

    Adrian Ramirez4 hours ago

    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.

  33. Patrik Kollár

    Patrik Kollár4 hours ago

    Theres a new fnaf security breach trailer where theres a new ending

  34. Panda Gay

    Panda Gay4 hours ago

    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.

  35. Driqqo YT

    Driqqo YT4 hours ago

    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

  36. Makayla Hart

    Makayla Hart4 hours ago

    Evan Afton hmmmmmmmm Sounds good

  37. Literally a dog

    Literally a dog4 hours ago

    Did reddit just solve fnaf?? Me: Did reddit just solve fnaf again??

  38. Annette Johnson

    Annette Johnson5 hours ago

    Hey I think the fan name is good (Chris Afton)

  39. Mike Oxlong

    Mike Oxlong5 hours ago

    Better get busy a new trailer exists

  40. Eva Stirbu

    Eva Stirbu5 hours ago

    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.

  41. Eva Stirbu

    Eva Stirbu5 hours ago

    I had a few theorys myself.

  42. Hayden Catherine

    Hayden Catherine5 hours ago

    MatPats next channel Music theory

  43. Joseph Spoto

    Joseph Spoto5 hours ago

    I'm sorry I'm used to saying Chris not Evan

  44. Joseph Spoto

    Joseph Spoto5 hours ago

    I believe Chris is not a part of golden Freddy and he actually still is alive

  45. dra dale

    dra dale5 hours ago

    7:36 jesus christ i just go scraed since my real name is evan jeeeeeesus

  46. Sporticus Stanz

    Sporticus Stanz7 hours ago

    imagine the crying child was called freddy

  47. Decortis Ellis

    Decortis Ellis7 hours ago

    his name is chris athon

  48. 0.obsessiv.0

    0.obsessiv.07 hours ago

    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.

  49. •El & Ellen_productions •

    •El & Ellen_productions •7 hours ago

    As long as there is a name I’m good

  50. - Suffering pain苦しみの痛み

    - Suffering pain苦しみの痛み8 hours ago

    I think "evan" is named chris

  51. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy8 hours ago

    I think you forgot that Chris is a fanon name

  52. Night Wolf

    Night Wolf8 hours ago

    His name is Chirs so yeah

  53. Jpez

    Jpez8 hours ago

    8.3.2021, 14.30

  54. luks jutuber

    luks jutuber8 hours ago

    Ayyyyy lmao

  55. SpringGamer William Afton

    SpringGamer William Afton8 hours ago

    0:27 Oh... thanks you.

  56. Hecker 99

    Hecker 999 hours ago

    Maybe Henry is also somehow possessing golden freddy?

  57. phan panagao

    phan panagao9 hours ago

    chris afton

  58. ᴛʜᴇᴍᴀɴʙᴇʜɪɴᴅᴛʜᴇsʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ /ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍ ᴀғᴛᴏɴ

    ᴛʜᴇᴍᴀɴʙᴇʜɪɴᴅᴛʜᴇsʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ /ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍ ᴀғᴛᴏɴ10 hours ago

    Fun fact: *Its C.C Name Is Evan afton or Chris afton its comformed (srry if i spelled that wrong*

  59. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy9 hours ago

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

  60. Tom4Mot

    Tom4Mot10 hours ago

    The Crying Child Name is: Sammy

  61. EsteDoesGaming

    EsteDoesGaming10 hours ago

    What Is happening

  62. Mr Think?

    Mr Think?11 hours ago

    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

  63. Pico

    Pico11 hours ago

    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.

  64. Clutch545

    Clutch54511 hours ago

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

  65. Faine Jolie Abus

    Faine Jolie Abus13 hours ago

    Criying child is realy cris

  66. Cheryl Ng

    Cheryl Ng13 hours ago

    chris afton+evan afton is Chris Evans??!!! i knew it, marvel was related to FNAF

  67. Donlee Tv

    Donlee Tv14 hours ago

    What if Scott is Mat

  68. Nieve Angeletti

    Nieve Angeletti14 hours ago

    "I won't spoil [The Real Jake] for you, this time!" *Two minutes later* "... and then Jake goes on to possess Simon and his spirit joins Andrew in the Stitchwraith"

  69. Lex Official Music

    Lex Official Music14 hours ago

    Because evens brother was wearing a foxy mask on the bite victims bday so I'd make sense that the character his brother killed him as would have the numbers for evens name

  70. ΠWizzo

    ΠWizzo14 hours ago

    We did we call the crying child chris in the first place, :]?

  71. Lokeypokey

    Lokeypokey11 hours ago

    @Mediocre Breakdown both

  72. Mediocre Breakdown

    Mediocre Breakdown14 hours ago

    No, I have no idea where that came from, it’s either a fandom name or us Gacha community randomly made it up :/

  73. Hy3b1d Drag0n

    Hy3b1d Drag0n15 hours ago

    wait remember 2014 fnaf 1 night 5 he didnt die that night he just got springlocked on the recording ?

  74. Gabriel Stein

    Gabriel Stein15 hours ago

    I just came back to this channel to see if they were still doing FNAF and holy hell the mad lads are still at it

  75. Emperor Snorlax

    Emperor Snorlax15 hours ago

    When I saw the name Evan my first thought was Vanoss, this lead to imagining his Owl Character being an animatronic.

  76. Mediocre Breakdown

    Mediocre Breakdown14 hours ago

    That’s terrifying

  77. Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier

    Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier15 hours ago

    I am convinced with the name Evan, pretty complex way to get that name and lots of theory stuff.

  78. Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier

    Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier15 hours ago

    Other people who don't do theories: *C h r i s*

  79. Original Roleplays

    Original Roleplays16 hours ago

    Thank God finally a name I hate when people say he's Chris Afton it's annoying

  80. 27hero27

    27hero2716 hours ago

    Make a new theory about the new gameplay trailer for fnaf pls

  81. Im Aight

    Im Aight16 hours ago

    If someone has the logbook please try this thank you Try going from the first set of tally marks and the number of the page and put that into the thing with foxy then for the next set of tally’s take that and the number of pages between the tally’s before and put that in with the foxy thing ( idk what to call it). Then keep repeating this and see what you get. This seems pretty simple but this was just what I think because Micheal Afton kinda must know that his brother is there because of the questions that are there and I can’t really think of any other reason why he would put tally marks.

  82. Spencer and cooper gaming

    Spencer and cooper gaming17 hours ago


  83. alquacks

    alquacks18 hours ago

    Idk probably the book is a alternate or sum

  84. Auroura Kidd

    Auroura Kidd18 hours ago

    Okay. So I've really been cracking down on trying to figure out crying child's name and I think I might be onto something. In Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator we get "introduced" to an unknown orange character. Many have come to the conclusion that this is Afton. However I think that there is a huge possibility that it isn't Afton, but Henry. My evidence for this claim corresponds with a previous video where you played off of this idea, so I won't go too much into that. The thing that I want to focus on is the identity of the crying child. If we are going off the idea that the orange guy is Henry then that would make Mike and the crying child his children. In the books Charlie had been told growing up that she once had a twin brother named Sammy who was kidnapped and killed by Afton when they were three. However, by the end of the series we learn that she had been lied to the whole time and she was the one who was kidnapped and killed. Because of this reveal many have written of Sammy as a character believing that he was never real to begin with and was made up only to trick Charlie. But what if he was real. What if Sammy is the crying child? Think about it. Charlie died when she was three and was later rebuilt by Henry. On her gravestone is says that she died in 1983, which is when FNAF 4 took place. Maybe that room is empty because she died earlier that year. Like you said in your video, he could've seen the moment when she was killed, which is why he fears the restaurant. The crying child is also shown to look quite similar to the way Charlie is described in the books and the way she is shown in the security puppet minigame. If this is all true, then we know that the crying child died after Charlie, and maybe when Henry rebuilt Charlie he didn't program her to have any memories of her brother because it would've opened that wound and hurt Henry more than it already did. Now I know that there are plenty of holes in this theory but I also think that it could be true.

  85. Cloudiiz

    Cloudiiz18 hours ago

    Lmao why is this one episode freaking me out so much?????

  86. Krunchie GoOsE

    Krunchie GoOsE18 hours ago

    hecc yah I'm sold and I'mma use this to show other people the crying child's name

  87. Melissa E Calhoun

    Melissa E Calhoun18 hours ago

    But what about the other 3 tormenter's names does that have anything to do with this? Because i think its somehow linked again I'm not quite sure but its just a guess. (not speaking of Michael)

  88. _Koala0199 _

    _Koala0199 _18 hours ago

    I have a theory. It doesn't have much evidence but I believe that Crying Childs name is Gregory. If you look at the new fnaf security breach trailer and look closely at Gregory's shirt when he is looking at the hundreds of computer screens you can see two faint grey lines similar to the crying childs shirt. I don't have much other info but that's what I have. Another person had a theory that Gregory is a robot that has the same characteristics and name as crying child to lure the embodiment of Glitchtrap/William Afton out so they could finally catch him. Also very little evidence.

  89. Phan Ninh

    Phan Ninh19 hours ago

    So cutee

  90. CuttyKitty37

    CuttyKitty3719 hours ago

    I feel it might be possible that C.C. Simply doesn't remember his name. They are saying that when C.C. was bitten his frontal lobe was damaged. As she of you may know, damage to the frontal lobe results in memory loss, therefore C.C. Forgetting his own name and being unable to answer Cassidy's question.

  91. Madeline Shields

    Madeline Shields20 hours ago

    I think the crying child is Gregory from the security breach trailer because you can see the grey striped on the back of his shrit 😶

  92. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy14 hours ago

    30+ years have passed from bite 83 to fnaf 9, how can he be gregory?

  93. Abigail Templeton

    Abigail Templeton20 hours ago

    00:01 - 0:40 Nightmare fuel

  94. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia20 hours ago

    Terrance can is or might be Micheal afton\emily older brother or Terrance micheal afton\Emily himself

  95. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia20 hours ago

    Terrance\Micheal afton\emily

  96. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia20 hours ago

    Terrance afton\emily Clara afton\Mrs.afton

  97. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia20 hours ago

    I have a phew names for you I don't know if they are what you can call "Canon" but here they are

  98. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy14 hours ago

    the same with Mrs. Afton, there are no hints about her, and she is considered a fanon character

  99. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy14 hours ago

    why did you decide that fanon names are "canon"? These names were invented by the fans, but definitely not from Scott. There was no word about Terrence and you already attribute him to Michael

  100. LemonP!e

    LemonP!e20 hours ago

    I do want to point the meaning of the name Evan. It's a name related to the word Eoghan in Gaelic which means "youth" or "young warrior". I felt like since the name of Cassidy had a meaning I just thought maybe the name Evan would too. Idk just a little thing I wanted to point out.

  101. Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Ethan Pecado de la envidia20 hours ago


  102. jamie sanner

    jamie sanner21 hour ago

    what if in f.n.a.f. high toy chica stands for stithwrath because she gathers robotics parts

  103. Gacha Seal !

    Gacha Seal !21 hour ago

    First of all there’s William afton the Clara afton and them michale afton and Elizabeth afton and the crying child ? Well his name is Chris you can research it. His name is Chris afton

  104. soul extinguisher

    soul extinguisher21 hour ago

    maybe the night guard (vanessa) for the new game is the biological mother of the "crying child". because the crying child's sister has green eyes and ballora has pink/purple eyes, if the eye color remains when you posses an animatronics. also if William worked at Freddy's while he was normal, than he would influence his wife to do the same after she left him, (she left him because of the killings) possible theory? idk, we will just wait and see

  105. Johannes Dy

    Johannes Dy21 hour ago

    Happy Child looked kinda cute tho-

  106. Søftievibes 1

    Søftievibes 121 hour ago

    The crying kid is Chris sry…

  107. Lokeypokey

    Lokeypokey10 hours ago

    Chris is a fan name

  108. Ferli Mi

    Ferli Mi21 hour ago

    No he’s not that’s a fan made name you don’t have any proof that his name is Chris

  109. Painted Trash

    Painted Trash21 hour ago

    But like... They took the pieces we had left to put the name of a broken child together The response and pages numbers only gave us 3 letters. "Eva" Tallying up the score and just getting N by coincidence..? Seems too big of a coincidence to NOT be his name

  110. Maverick Killips

    Maverick Killips21 hour ago

    Have you considered the name Eva?

  111. Sedona Swan

    Sedona Swan21 hour ago

    his name is actually gregory right

  112. Physco Mouse

    Physco Mouse21 hour ago

    its CHRIS (im like 3 minutes into the video) but i thought everyone knew his name wad chris, or maybe thats a fan made name cause people are tired of calling him the crying child you know what ima just watch the video .

  113. Lokeypokey

    Lokeypokey10 hours ago

    It's a fan name

  114. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy14 hours ago


  115. Nicole watterson

    Nicole watterson21 hour ago

    i thought his name was chris but..

  116. Lokeypokey

    Lokeypokey10 hours ago

    Chris is a fan name

  117. Chloe Degazon

    Chloe Degazon22 hours ago

    For five whole years I have guessed it would Chris but now I know his name his name is Evan!!!!!!!!!

  118. Lecu The Animator

    Lecu The Animator22 hours ago

    Did anyone think that the intro voice sounded like shaggy

  119. Yep It's Kaylee

    Yep It's Kaylee22 hours ago

    Dude sometimes people call him Chris for no reason, so I think a more logical reason for the name Evan is more profitable for theorists.