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?


    OR it is chis


    I think I have the craing child is it normin or it's mike aftin

  • Joshua Balmores
    Joshua Balmores

    it was vanoss(evan) all along

  • Wendigogurt

    May pay is pennywise confirmed

  • Christron the Robot
    Christron the Robot

    I'm so happy that youtube unsubscribed me so that I went a week without knowing there was a new theory.

  • Eloise Murphy
    Eloise Murphy

    i know the name for crying child its chris

  • Cody Wrenn
    Cody Wrenn

    Yo after he solves fnaf he should release a book that explains it all from day one

  • •Chris_Slick•

    The crying child is Chris afton

  • CrazyRick Animations
    CrazyRick Animations

    Matpatt have you ever considered that Vanny and Vanessa are the same people but with completely different minds like for example Vanessa is the night guard trying to protect us and stuff but she doesn’t remember what Vanny does when Vanny takes over and if you look closely in trailer it seems to be that she doesn’t remember what Vanessa does because if she did remember she would have found Gregory by then but she doesn’t which includes her not remembering what happens of the stuff of what Vanessa did and I got another theory about Gregory if you read the Freddy files you could see Evan saying he doesn’t know his name what if crying child is Evan but since he doesn’t know his name he called himself Gregory which may seem more logical

  • sco lo
    sco lo

    I keep saying im done with game theory. The content is garbage. I never played Fnaf. I never liked fnaf. Yet these videos appear in my recommended, and I am dragged in. The need for closure.. it consumes me. I will never escape. :(

  • KaitoPiToo 21
    KaitoPiToo 21

    theory: scott can't write at all and he's made fans to start overthink a little too much

  • Don’t do that 101
    Don’t do that 101

    MatPat: Everyone has a name me: we never found out what JJ stands for

  • foxy_girl

    I mean in a lot of gacha videos say the real name was terrence but a lot of people thought Micheal was the older brother but the older brother in this case might be terrence

  • Mark Long
    Mark Long

    Letting ya know the crying child's name is Christopher Afton

  • Redline Riot
    Redline Riot

    I feel like Scott waited for another fnaf theory to arrive, just before releasing the new Security Breach Trailer.

  • • Marshmallow_Bear• {BunBun} UwU
    • Marshmallow_Bear• {BunBun} UwU

    The reason they added 5,3 on the magazine is because if Michael was in a foxy mask at the time foxy is related to Michael and yes even though Michael being the foxy is a old theory it kinda makes sense also considering that the grid has foxy on it

    • • Marshmallow_Bear• {BunBun} UwU
      • Marshmallow_Bear• {BunBun} UwU

      Also knowing that foxy was scaring his brother maybe as foxy in the foxy mask


    Guys the crying child’s name is on here!!!!

  • Casey Gaming
    Casey Gaming

    I think it is evan/Chris/c.c/Christopher/jake/why am I here that I want to die

  • Smiley

    I think.. it’s Gregory. I’ll explain at 10 likes

  • Ethan Johnson
    Ethan Johnson

    Crying child has a name now

  • Nate chaotic
    Nate chaotic

    Well now watch as Garcia tubers decide to give him this name now i bet it will hapenn

  • EvanCanExist

    guess i’m the crying child

  • A random fnaf kid
    A random fnaf kid

    I have a theory that ties back to fnaf vr soz if it’s late but heres how it’s true: The game tester we played as was vanny/vannesa evidence shows in the fnaf minigame from the Halloween update when we get the mask and Put it on we breath slowly and feel safe because of a rabbit in purple glitchtrap knows it’s you and is now in full control of vannesa even more evidence shows as when we here vanny talk to glitchtrap it’s actually us because we’re wearing the mask he can talk and communicate with us dOnT hATe just my theory and now glitchtrap has full control over vanny going into security breach BUT HEY THATS JUST A THEORY A GAME THEORY THANKS FOR LISTENING no full stops no sense

  • Nugget The great
    Nugget The great

    I mean at least his official name isn’t Chris

  • Succcullentt

    Can we just take a moment and realize after years we finally solved what the crying child’s name is but yet we still don’t know how to open or what’s in that box... iykyk

  • no luv xx
    no luv xx

    “...SOLVE FNAF??” no, it can’t end like this...

  • Ava P
    Ava P

    Ok can someone answer why people call the "Crying child" Chris? I don't know where they got that name.

  • gasha RS
    gasha RS

    The book has 5 3! it might be 5! + 3! and that also gives 16,5=N so...

  • Night beast Cherios
    Night beast Cherios

    Maybe the number of books games and side story’s can help with the theory and with every death count as well

    • Night beast Cherios
      Night beast Cherios

      Things may not seem what you think

  • every other person
    every other person

    I'm... Not so sure anymore in one of the newer security breach trailers it has a scene of Gregory standing before A LOT of cameras and Gregory is wearing a shirt that seems to be dark gray or black with light gray stripes I don't have enough evidence to support this theory yet but I should when the next trailer comes out possibly.

  • Fandom Crew
    Fandom Crew

    Hey Matt, I have a friend who came up with a really cool theory about vanny and Vanessa. Here's a link to their post explaining their theory

  • Kewana Foster-Bowman
    Kewana Foster-Bowman

    The crying child name is cris

  • Miranda Condor Arias
    Miranda Condor Arias

    his real name is Chris idk how you got evan

  • Spiro 64
    Spiro 64

    Could Gabriel from security breach be somone were missing like the crying child or even balloon boy. Or somone Maby

  • Chill

    He is just jealous that he didn’t answer the name

  • Cattri

    What if his name Eva? Just a theory

  • Ultimate Dude
    Ultimate Dude

    Is the story where the name Evan is mentioned the only evidence for this? Seems a bit weak tbh

  • Danielle Venis
    Danielle Venis

    I know this isn't the right game but haven't you ever thought of the NEW hello neighbor game and how the guy and girl could have been the same brother and sister from hello neighbor hide and and seek also it would also make sense to sense when the daughter fell from the roof the neighbor could have been bearing the wife before she left the hospital and the daughter was at the hospital and lost her eye from hitting the ground and the brother became more nervous over the years and the sister became more fearless...BUT HEY THATS JUST A THEORY A GAME THEORY

  • Randal Raynes
    Randal Raynes

    I know this sounds a bit far fetched, but it feels like gregori could be such a big lead to finding out so much more about the crying child cause fnaf 4 is a way that the crying child's way of seeing his recovery, meanwhile gregori is stuck in a pizzeria overnight that has animatronics in it. In a state of panic things start to shift around you, scared about being detected, hoping that you're alright, so couldn't the security guard looking for gregori feel to him like something coming after him since he's in a state of fear? Please remember that this isn't solid facts, of course but keep in mind that it could be...

  • SpacePaint

    These fnaf theories are my biggest guilty pleasure. Like what am I watching and why have I spent hours of my life watching and rewatching this playlist to keep up with the ridiculously complicated lore of a game I don’t even play

  • The Rad
    The Rad

    I'm happy w Evan

  • minrcraftboi A8
    minrcraftboi A8

    Ok i think evan is not the name of course i migjt be wrong i was thinking it would be but evan is a father meaning evan is still alive meaning that the crying child did not die but we saw him die in fnaf 4 and it can't be the kid in the hostpital bc his name is not evan so why woulf it connect to a person that a chilf who died and to a father who went to the military still living?

    • minrcraftboi A8
      minrcraftboi A8

      I ment might

  • Brayden D Bothwright
    Brayden D Bothwright

    I still think his name is Chris >:(

  • S U N N Y S I D E
    S U N N Y S I D E

    And now if Evan is the C.C name the WHOLE gacha fnaf community has to change Chris to Evan . And so much Just stick to the goddam lore

  • king eagle
    king eagle

    I just call him jimmy

  • Julia Onlyfans
    Julia Onlyfans

    scot watching this be like: wow you've solved 1 percent. and what if Glitch trap is from multiple realities and Evan Afton or as kids call him Chris Afton he's Glitch trap but for Chris Afton or Evan Afton already knew this would've happened and he didn't want to be forget so he traveled to this universe to make it all happen again what if the Aftons are in different realities too.

  • Audrey AT
    Audrey AT

    I like the name Evan :') it's cute.

  • Abby Torres
    Abby Torres

    The crying child is Chris Afton it’s because Mike had a little brother called Chris and Chris got all the love Michael nothing and it was going to be Chris birthday and Michael will scare him and pull a prank on him to put his head in the animatronic mouth and yeah that is how Chris died he comes out in the nightmare one bc he has nightmares and they are real so after that Elizabeth died of circus baby and then Clara died and then William killed th original fnaf kids and then stuffed them into the suits and then the souls where chasing him and then William found the spring tap suit and went inside and then we got spring locked and that is how he died then Michael got scooped by ennard and then he used circus baby voice bc he can change voices and then Michael got scooped and ennard went inside him and yeah and then if you see security breach if u see the kid you can see the lines in the boy shirt aka as Chris Afton and that is all I have hope this can work☺️

  • Liliara Watson
    Liliara Watson


    • Liliara Watson
      Liliara Watson


  • Photog

    So vanoss is the crying child?

  • Caileigh MacKay
    Caileigh MacKay

    I’m thinking that the crying child is Gregory from the new game, if you look at the shirt you can see that it has the two signature light grey stripes that crying child has, and at the very end of the trailer you can see the hand of one of the nightmare animatronics, and the only one who could see those was crying child, so that’s my main theory right now

  • Bailey Chapman
    Bailey Chapman


  • Wolfy midnight Aquarius
    Wolfy midnight Aquarius

    You should do a Theorist video on why the Afton‘s eyes are each different colors

    • Wolfy midnight Aquarius
      Wolfy midnight Aquarius

      Sorry I meant how William’s eyes are purple

    • Wolfy midnight Aquarius
      Wolfy midnight Aquarius

      Like why Elizabeth‘s eyes are green and balloras eyes are purple and I don’t know this to be a fact but Williams eyes are green and Mike’s are different then both his parents

  • Mauricio Vivas
    Mauricio Vivas

    What if the tally marks are signaling towards the night shifts of every night and we have to look at the order of the tally marks to look specifically each night in an order that could finally give us the answer to this mystery- thank u for reading my Ted talk

  • Jojozilla Dokkan
    Jojozilla Dokkan

    I hope you can do a Easter egg or review on the new trailer for security breach

  • zentalz

    Chris afton

  • Lilly_ Shrimp
    Lilly_ Shrimp

    Me:*sees title* Also me: Why am I not shocked, this is reddit we're talking about.

  • Kirishimas Wife
    Kirishimas Wife

    MATPAT the new security breach trailer cm out it starts out with you seeing vannys face getting closer to the camera then you see the new animatronics I the background you can hear slight music in the background and to me, it sounds like balloras song after you see the animatronics you see someone looking at what seems to be a lot of cameras and if you look at the person very closely you can see he is wearing a black shirt with two white stripes who I think is the crying child and he says a name he says "Gabriele, Gabriele we need to get out of here" which I think he is talking to someone else( i don't know who he is talking to) but I think the crying child never died. what if he was in a coma for all those years Afton was trying to wake him from his coma

  • Mirsada Hodzic
    Mirsada Hodzic

    Your going crazy with your lame theory’s

  • The psychotic gamer
    The psychotic gamer

    hope its cris tho

  • Player 1346
    Player 1346

    Maybe his name is in the box in fnaf 4 hmmmm 🤔

  • Nicholas Farrell
    Nicholas Farrell

    Y'all should watch Willy's Wonderland.

  • Gummy Glee
    Gummy Glee

    I have a most probably incorrect theory that older brother died in a car crash which could explain the midnight motorist game when we meet orange guy.

  • Jojo Vuitton
    Jojo Vuitton

    wait wait, if Evan's soul is one that exists with the Golden Freddy suit, how is it that in the book, Evan is Jakes father?? im sorry if im not connecting a few dots but if anyone could briefly explain, id appreciate it.

  • Ghostpants W
    Ghostpants W

    I just realized if William Afton is springtrap, and you play as William Afton in UCN, then why is springtrap also in UCN?

  • Fluffy Fox30
    Fluffy Fox30

    This is a amazing theory but.. If this is C.C (crying child) he is dead and if he is “Evan” how can he still be alive?? And that doesn’t make a lot of sense if C.C died but is still alive years later??

  • Joseph Caldwell
    Joseph Caldwell

    Wait was it meant to say fulfilment so if you changed to i cant see so he was meant to see fulfilment? Edit: he’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere! Who you gonnu call? PHYCIC FRIEND FREDBEAR

  • Makayla Wilson
    Makayla Wilson

    HIS NAME IS CHRIS AFTON (crying child)!

  • Michel Laguna
    Michel Laguna

    my brain: Haha the intro sounds like trickster and/or mind controlled Jane to imprisoned Jake Me, crying: why are you like this Srsly WHY does these last fnaf theories remind me of the homestuck epilogues?? I'M SUFFERING

  • Angel Moore
    Angel Moore

    I like your videos and I agree with you hundred percent but this would help with the timeline so Lefty is nightmare yes this is a short thing I try to add that to the storyline

  • X Black X
    X Black X

    Hello! I just wanted to say that there is a theory about the game Genshin impact and the two twins. Someone says that one of the twins had been taken 500 years in the future while the other one stayed at the same timeline when they got separated. We don’t know much and I’d really like to see you make a theory vid about it!

  • Marketable Giorno Plushie
    Marketable Giorno Plushie

    funny Things is that If you Brighten up the image of Gregory scene in the Security breach Trailor You see that he's wearing The crying child's shirt

  • wolfy millers
    wolfy millers

    b#o0K ThE0Ry

  • Xx Icy Hot xX
    Xx Icy Hot xX

    Was it just me who thought C.Cs name was Chris (Christopher Afton) cos i'm pretty sure a lot of people call him that- Is there any proof about it cos i haven't heard proof about it before. Its a thing not many people talk about.Just pretend this comment ceased to exist theorists-

  • HappyTheThird

    7:35 That music perfectly matches how I felt when I first heard about this

  • Scarlet Tealwing
    Scarlet Tealwing

    I do feel like Evan suits the crying child very well, I think you’re onto something here :)

  • lucien niles
    lucien niles

    I think that the crying child is controlling nightmare Fred bear in custom night( the golden one) his father made illusions of the animatronics but Fred Bear says he is very real in his jump scare. If you listen to his jump scare sound carefully you can hear a small high pitched voice talking along with Fred bear. Also the nightmare animatronics speak like they are real. Nightmare Freddy says he is remade like he is now real. If that is wrong how about this, Cassidy gave the crying child life in nightmare Fred bear to get revenge on his father William afton for creating something that killed him. Like so mat pat can see

    • lucien niles
      lucien niles

      Another theory is that mangles friend attached to it is endo-01 from FNAF1. That is why in mangles custom night jump scare lines you can hear a faint male voice( endo-01) and a loud female voice that comes from mangel. Mangles voice is louder because her voice box is intact. Endo-01’s voice box is very damaged. So mangel is a female and endo-01 is a male. The real question is who’s endo skeleton is that. Maybe golden Freddy?

  • daisy_ army
    daisy_ army


  • 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