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?

  • Aiden Biller
    Aiden Biller

    Here's a theory: Fnaf is just a game and you all are crazy

  • Snowstriker05

    Matpat pg. 95 was G it was 94 that was N

  • Xxhoney_bearxX

    I thought his name was chris???

  • Cole Milwee
    Cole Milwee

    good video :)

  • Yeroc 64
    Yeroc 64

    2:06 why W H Y

  • Tymek95

    Eva... Evan... Could it be, that the crying child is a girl? We had the same problem with "the one you should have not killed". Scot said that it dosent need to be clear from the beginng, it should be know as a little girl or a little boy. So MY theory is that if the crying child is Eva That means that its a GIRL (Ps: Im from poland

  • Vinnie Stevenson
    Vinnie Stevenson

    Wait, Evan Afton, shorten that to EA, Electronic Arts, EA sports fnaf is the game (kinda rolls of the tongue). EA sports owns FNAF.

  • M I M I C Y O U
    M I M I C Y O U

    I just realised from ur cult of glitchtrap the dlc for fnaf vr, the curse of dreadbear, if the clown picture thing is real and the banner with Its me written on it is also real, it could be the crying child. Maybe they split up later on?

  • Eren Jane Ricarte
    Eren Jane Ricarte

    Come on matpat do a theory on fnaf security breach trailer

  • 6V

    Just give a male child a female name. Its that simple, as that happens in real life. Edit: I mean Eva, take out the N.

  • Lucas Ventura
    Lucas Ventura

    did you see the new security breach gameplay trailer from play station

  • Skittle Bunny
    Skittle Bunny

    Good god fnaf 4 was 6 years ago??? Jesus im old...

  • Itz_Bøba FNaF
    Itz_Bøba FNaF

    MatPat is taking too long lets motivate him with a control shock

  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall

    Do very little nightmares

  • SeTRo Sprayz
    SeTRo Sprayz

    I was thinking and what if it was all a dream and that's why so much stuff keep switching up and is so confusing I mean we already seen a kid in his room with his bed

  • Bryana Totherow
    Bryana Totherow

    In the Security Breach trailer it says “Gregory we’ll find a way to get you out” or something and Gregory was probably the boy in the shot which looks like C.C . I personally think his name is Gregory but that could be aswell.

  • the skeleton shadow
    the skeleton shadow

    Why don't you guys just start asking Scott Hill might leave you a hint or something

  • Joey _The Tiny
    Joey _The Tiny

    Either I’m over thinking or what. BUT. The most recent trailer of security breach mentions the boy named “Gregory.” Also notice how the aesthetic of the new game gives off an 80’s vibe if the crying child was the first bite victim in the 80’s does that make this crying child’s name “Gregory” I could be wrong based on the time line and characters. I haven’t done all the research but it hit me weird the time zones at least. It just is a bit weird how security breach looks like the 80’s but the first few games don’t have the same technology as the others. I don’t know 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Cruz Crane
    Cruz Crane

    I thought it was "The Bite of 87" not 83

  • derin

    0:36 if i were jake: geez fine

  • fouoii gyhh
    fouoii gyhh

    Can I just say Gregory could be a recreation of crying child (or the same person) what I mean by this is Gregory could be the crying child PUT BACK TOGETHER

  • 中国語凯撒巴伐利亚

    who's reddit

    • fouoii gyhh
      fouoii gyhh

      Boi his name is chris

  • Evan Karr
    Evan Karr

    i don’t like this

  • Fathoudini 123
    Fathoudini 123

    Ok,so mini theory,the tallies r all the nights Michael has survived,before being scooped. He was filling out the book as he went along,maybe while his popcorn was cooking or somtheing,and with the one set of tallies that only has 4 marks,it's at this point where he was scooped,and stuffed with some endo spaghetti,so he wasn't able to "finish" those tallies(note that this includes the games 1-7). Before u say that there was 2 games after that,he just didn't make that last tally because he didn't see it as him finishing the night, ennard was calling the shots so to speak,And yes,I know that this has nothing to do with the crying child's name,but,it's just something that makes sense to me. But,hey,that's just a theory,a game Theory! Please like so matpat might see this

  • Lord beerme or us
    Lord beerme or us

    What if the spirit of Cassidy can go back and forth to Golden Freddy and psychic friend fredbear

  • 日 MilkyChan 日
    日 MilkyChan 日

    *Matpat I can’t eat Lemons*

  • Khanh Pham
    Khanh Pham

    I think crying child is Gregory

  • OracleZAN

    His name is Chris Afton

    • Echo CT-21-0408
      Echo CT-21-0408

      Dude that’s not canon

    • OracleZAN

      @Echo CT-21-0408 yeah the lore movies the crying child in the bite of 83 iris says wow Chris is the birthday party so boring that even the birthday boy falls asleep

    • Echo CT-21-0408
      Echo CT-21-0408

      Any Evidence

  • Bryan Beckert
    Bryan Beckert

    i thank c.c name is chris

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      It isnt

  • Awesome Evan
    Awesome Evan

    LOOK AT ME!!!!! id want to die from fred bear

  • RedHood777

    Why doesn't the Dad just call every night

  • Cat Smith
    Cat Smith

    mat when r u gonna talk abt the new security breach trailer

  • Bacon Fellow
    Bacon Fellow

    Reddit is da smart bois

  • Roopnarine Deonarine
    Roopnarine Deonarine

    The security breach triallier is out so why don't you make a video on that

  • Wario Lande
    Wario Lande

    why do you talk during the video, its distracting no offence...

  • Phoenix Dawn
    Phoenix Dawn

    I'm sorry but..... *inserts vauge joke about a random musical*

  • Tabitha The Galaxy Cat
    Tabitha The Galaxy Cat

    His name is chris

    • Echo CT-21-0408
      Echo CT-21-0408

      Is there evidence

  • Tabitha The Galaxy Cat
    Tabitha The Galaxy Cat

    Boi his name is chris

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      No its not

  • Pedro Carlson
    Pedro Carlson

    also btw mangles name is maddie

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      Never has been stated

  • Pedro Carlson
    Pedro Carlson

    You should check out scottworld the channel.

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      Nope that is garbage

  • Jax the animator
    Jax the animator

    I now want game theory to review my fnaf lore vids because I hid some stuff in them :)

  • Billy Cabana
    Billy Cabana

    What if old man consequences could also be in the timeline of fanf

  • Kalyb Olson
    Kalyb Olson

    When the video about the new security trailer coming

  • Andrew Manning
    Andrew Manning

    What an intro that was amazing

  • Martinez Fam
    Martinez Fam

    I’m sold! Also I don’t think I’m ever going to get used to Chris/Evan having a kid and being in the army....


    If i'm being honest I WANT to believe that Evan is his real name but it just has a rope that is not connected to the thing it really should be connected to Like Theres a rope here ___ and it connects to this at the moment ( ) when it really should connect to something very close but just not reachable

  • It’s Kate
    It’s Kate

    It seems the the likeliest answer, and the evidence is there, but Scott always has to throw something out there that really jots our brain

  • TØWER Games
    TØWER Games

    When your name is Evan then matpat says no. I cry

  • Fabiana Morales
    Fabiana Morales

    What if the crying child was cassidy

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      They are confirmed to be different characters

  • DOOG

    Bro, this is the 10th "Solve FNAF". I know its your money cow but holy poop stop milking it.

  • Minionmatronic SCT
    Minionmatronic SCT

    Did anyone else notice the MORTY theme song in this video has the same jingle as hololive Coco’s shitpost review intro

  • Lord Skeletor
    Lord Skeletor

    2:38 the first onscreen death was Charlie in fnaf 2

    • Lord Skeletor
      Lord Skeletor

      @King Cin Charlie's death literally happens in the Freddy minigame

    • King Cin
      King Cin

      He means while playing the game we never actually see with our eyes someone dying right then and there, the rest was just hinted at or simply told to us

  • anonymous the mystery
    anonymous the mystery


  • Leticia cat
    Leticia cat


    • Leticia cat
      Leticia cat


  • Mariska Lippett
    Mariska Lippett

    I have a theory that fnaf 6 girl is the girl from fnaf 4 room empty room by mangle?this can be proven by how he can get closest to foxy as he is like a fox nightmare or not and fnaf 6 girl who is sad about her dog and will afton leading her to see mangle (to my belief) and that house is the afton and she kept mangle and messed up his parts since mangles part are across the room. Do you agree????

  • Antiques History and Conspiracy's
    Antiques History and Conspiracy's

    How many fnaf videos this guy got yet?

  • the zombie slayer TTV
    the zombie slayer TTV

    what if its all fake its all in a book and we are the ones reading it all the charitchers are fake includding the secirity guard

  • Thebest Fishy 2211
    Thebest Fishy 2211

    Fnaf YES

  • Gaming N’ Fun
    Gaming N’ Fun

    #Mordy I think you should Taco abowt fnaf and see if there is a third brother sorry if you have already done this one but if you didn’t please if you like this one try to do it someday

  • Ryan McGrath
    Ryan McGrath

    I was watching one of your older theory’s on fnaf 4 and noticed that golden freddy was in the intro for fanf 4 when the four is rising so that might be a hint to you playing as who posses golden Freddy

  • Endercreep003

    Keep your eyes on shadow Freddy 👀

  • Fahrenheit

    3:22 M o n i k a PS: Is it possible there are multiple versions of the book and we were not aware of this?

  • dragomofice 99
    dragomofice 99

    Crying child's name real is Michael Afton /Mike afton

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      Thats the older brother name

  • TunSplowsion

    Matpat sounds so much like a detective in this video lol

  • Samantha Bertrand
    Samantha Bertrand

  • CookieLord

    5:42 I laughed way too hard at this

    • King Cin
      King Cin

      Really? That part scared me lol

  • Couchpotato:D

    Fun fact: Scott revealed that the Crying Child's name is Evan. ( I heard it from somewhere it might not be correct- )

  • HopelessSimp

    You got YIAY, LWIAY, ASPITPIAY, and.... MORTY

  • Silver Quest
    Silver Quest

    Random theory I have: Micheal afton was some sort of attempt by William to gain immortality. That's why he looks just like him and he can't die. He was either experimented on or created by William. So that he could gain immortality for himself in some way

  • Annie x Tokyo
    Annie x Tokyo

    Hmm. I feel like there's an element missing, but I'm not sure what. But the fact that "Jake's" dad's name is Evan is kinda weird. If the child's name is Evan and his brother is Michael and adult Evan describes Michael (in a way) as his brother, would one of them be fake just like the two Jakes? Just thinking about it kind of makes sense to me. I don't know, what do you think MatPat?

  • XxMidnightoceanxX

    Theory! (Please no Hate i’m not sure on this theory to. Also sorry for bad grammar and spelling!) So you all know UCN. Maybe after the fire William was left at the fnaf 6 ruins.Then started to have those nightmares from Cassidy. (UCN) Then MAYBE Fazbear Entertainment was going to all of the previous locations. To take and scan all the remaining circuit boards. Because they are creating a VR game. Fazbear entertainment did say in the intro of Five nights at Freddy’s VR, “we have recreated many of these completely fictitious scenarios(lies) that you've been fed over the last several years, into a hilarious VR Game in the hopes that we can finally move past these childish ghost stories.” Obviously they were trying to cover up what really happened and during the process when they were scanning all the robot circuit boards and import them into the game. They probably came across Scraptrap, and took his Circuit board. In Fazbear frights black bird. During the Stichwraith story, where William was trying to drag Andrew back down with him and not let his soul rest. That showed us that a small part of William was in the robot the Stichwraith. So maybe, parts of William are in different places at once. An example of this is, maybe part of his soul is in Springtrap. Another in Scraptrap. So on. Maybe part of his soul was in that circuit board when Fazbear entertainment took it. That chould explain how William became glichtrap. The last part in the Stichwraith story, Afton became that huge robot field will agony. At the end of the security breach trailer (new one I think.) shows a robotic hand with claws on it but mostly purple. Maybe that in security breach William gets out of Glitchtrap, witht he help of Vanny. He probably got out from different robots filled with agony and soul energy. All being compressed or put together with William mainly in control. That’s probably how that happened. If you want to use the theory PLEASE credit me!! Thanks!

  • kgomez

    Whar if Evan stand fr something


    Hey could you guys do a fazbear frights book timeline

  • onidub

    Im waiting for the security breach theroys

  • Sucumfrunce12


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  • River O'Neal
    River O'Neal

    morty intro:* exists * mandjtv: *he cannot keep getting away with this*

  • nancy lupian
    nancy lupian

    I like train

  • Prince_currly

    Idk if this sounds dumb but what if they worked it out backwards?

  • NintenShibe

    crying child did not have his weetabix

  • Violet Nights
    Violet Nights

    I just remembered the infamous “I'll put you back together.” line, what if the reason William/Glitchtrap is so eager to get Gregory to him is because Gregory is a robot recreation of the crying child. After all, they do have a very similar design. This means he was literally PUT BACK TOGETHER; however, the animatronics are trying to save him due to at least having some kind of knowledge as to who William is and what he does (kill children if that wasn't obvious). This could also mean that the crying child's name is possibly Gregory or at least a middle name, I think this could at least be one of or at least a possible reason as to why Vanny wants him.

    • King Cin
      King Cin

      I personally do like the idea, but from the information, we have now it doesn't really fit with the story for these reasons. Yes, they do certainly have similar designs if you glance over them. They both have brown hair, but if you really look, you can see that the crying child is iconic for not only his tears but for his brown hair and *black and grey striped shirt,* whereas when we see Gregory, he yes has brown hair, but his shirt is-... Now that is when it hit me. Rewatching the teaser trailers and looking at the design of Gregory, I noticed something. The shirt was blue, yes. That was the thing I thought would debunk this theory but, we have seen on multiple occasions in which different colours were used on the pallet because of different lighting situations, but the shirt was an exact match aside from the blue tint and the fold on the top of the shirt, and I'm not only going based off that. In the teaser, we can hear Gregory crying softly. And what is the crying child known for? Well, it's in the name, he's always crying when we see him. Speaking of his name, we obviously found his name to be Evan and I've gotten somewhat comfortable with the name Evan because when we found the name Cassidy, it worked better cause in *Gaelic* it translated to Curly haired which worked in that case, now the name Evan translated to Gaelic means Youth, youth being crying *Child.* But that doesn't fully mean the idea is therefore debunked. We learned that Circus baby's real name was Charlotte, Chica's name was Susie, So maybe the bot's name was Gregory but it was based on Evan, but it was named differently because nothing could fully replace his child since the child's true spirit was still alive, but wound up in a whole different entity. But something that didn't make sense whatsoever was if we are to believe that Gregory was an Animatronic that was built to be in place of Evan/crying child, then why is Vanny's task to kill/take *HIM* From what we know Vanny was to choose a child target for Afton/Springtrap/Golden Bonnie/Purpleguy/Glitchtrap so why did she go and choose him if he isn't even a human? That question can only be answered by she either didn't want to truly take the life of a helpless child, or she just didn't know. Both are truly possible, but I see the first idea makes more sense because her just simply *Not knowing* just seems too vague and just doesn't satisfy me compared to the content Scott Cawthon would usually include. But the fact that she knows and she just doesn't want to take the life of a child seems more interesting but still somewhat strange. Another thing that makes me sort of touchy on the subject of Gregory being an Animatronic is if it's true we need to find out the identity of him. Right now we're using the fact that Evan/crying child's Soul is in Golden Freddy with Cassidy, so now we need to find out who exactly is in Gregory causing him to have consciousness. I do really love this idea though, we just need more information on Gregory for this and I'm excited to see what's in store for that when the 'Security breach' comes out!! Also, if you actually read my paragraph thanks and props to you!

  • Princess Jazmin
    Princess Jazmin

    Evan Hanson !?


    Don't know if I'm being stupid or not but I thought mike had a little brother named chris which is the crying child I haven't played the games so this is what I got from youtube I also think Mike has a sister named elizabeth

  • guilherme cunha
    guilherme cunha


  • guilherme cunha
    guilherme cunha

    There’s something mat pat never explained of fnaf ever since fnaf 1 Who killed phone guy in fnaf 1 because all animatronics were in the pizzaria at the time

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius

    Ok Marpat You Seriuos? SOLVED FNAF Again? Jeez

    • Marcus Aurelius
      Marcus Aurelius

      i just Found Out That Is werid.... His Name Is EVAN?

  • Twister 107
    Twister 107

    I have a theory. Fnaf is about someone whos high. My evidence: 4 animatronics, each on 20. 420. I rest my case

  • Justin ` Townson
    Justin ` Townson


  • TheRadaar

    Oh you know the eroded mechanical arm at the end, yeah Scott said on his channel Scott world that the arm belongs to the stichwrath, looks like we’re getting a book character into the games. So looks like the games and the books ARE connected.


    wait I thought has name was Chris I am confuse someone please explain TwT

  • Psycho Cloudy
    Psycho Cloudy

    When you figure out the whole story are you going to do a full story video


    Maybe the crying Child Aka evan survives the bite of 83 and goes overseas like in the book?

  • Darkboi

    Day 8 of telling matpat to do a terraria calamity theory


    I like how it took us until fazbear frights to figure out that missing children's cases take place in 1985 when in The Silver Eyes book on page 3 chapter 1 it says "What did you expect, that the whole place would be unchanged? A monument to the moment of your departure, frozen forever in July 1985?"

  • Abdullah Baarre
    Abdullah Baarre

    wait why is it evan if you can say eva just eva i know it sounds weird but you never know if this is the real name eva so i think that name is eva eva anton and the n dont need to put in BUT HEY THAT IS JUST A THEORY A GAME THEORY THX FOR READING THIS

  • Krepp

    It seems like the stories mirror each other

  • Mei Hatsume
    Mei Hatsume

    is it possible they used the numbers on the foxy magazine because foxy was the character drawn on the grid? I dont have the book, so I dont know how often he appears on other pages, but it's just a thought I had

  • Snug Plays
    Snug Plays

    isn't his name chris afton-

    • Snug Plays
      Snug Plays

      @Scott Cotton i- what?! my life is a lie...... Edit: btw i dont think ive ever talked to u or had this conversation with you- ever...

    • Scott Cotton
      Scott Cotton

      No it is not. and I believe we have had this conversation already

  • maango_bam

    "OPEn The CABInETtT" My teacher on Zoom, talking about our newest assignment: So if you haven't opened it yet- ((confused internal screaming))