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
    Pred 4 dňami

    guess im the crying child guys

    1. Top Knotch
      Top Knotch
      Pred 3 dňami

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    2. Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A
      Pred 3 dňami

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    3. Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood
      Pred 3 dňami

      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
      Pred 3 dňami

      @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
      Pred 3 dňami

      who u?

  2. Aaron Cheung
    Aaron Cheung
    Pred 4 hodinami

    Do a video on PUBG/PUBG Mobile.

  3. Aron Ceung
    Aron Ceung
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Do a video on PUBG/PUBG Mobile.

  4. a a rong cheung
    a a rong cheung
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Do a video on PUBG/PUBG Mobile.

  5. J.W.
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Hi I haven’t watched the video yet but what in the world was that intro

  6. G3Neration•XVII YT
    G3Neration•XVII YT
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Do a video on PUBG/PUBG Mobile.

  7. LilRedPandaY
    Pred 5 hodinami


  8. Kaela Hinson
    Kaela Hinson
    Pred 5 hodinami

    :( i just want it over but im in too deep

  9. hxda mxhamed
    hxda mxhamed
    Pred 5 hodinami

    in 6:28 it kinda looks like footofafarit

  10. Dayton Berkhimer
    Dayton Berkhimer
    Pred 5 hodinami

    I am going to be completely honest, I lost track of the fnaf lore ever since, too long ago to remember \_( 'v' )_/

  11. Juan Carlos Boi
    Juan Carlos Boi
    Pred 5 hodinami

    When they heard the name they felt so surprised 🧐🧐🧐

  12. Chris Martinez
    Chris Martinez
    Pred 5 hodinami

    When fnaf finally ends, we're gonna get a compilation of all the lore videos that ended up being true right? Its tough to follow after so many years

  13. Gabi_GG
    Pred 5 hodinami

    The next theory channel is life theory! But hey! It's just a theory! A life theory!

  14. Bruno Bucciarati
    Bruno Bucciarati
    Pred 5 hodinami

    i absolutely love the fact that one creative son of a gun created this. He must be seeing some of these theories and just go like "Damn, people are theorizing about MY fantasy." pretty epic imo

  15. Alena .B
    Alena .B
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Sorry but no I don’t believe it’s Evan

  16. Carsten Prenger
    Carsten Prenger
    Pred 5 hodinami

    us watching thinking this is a good theory Scott Cawthon: Ha no

  17. Rhett SC
    Rhett SC
    Pred 5 hodinami

    If you look on the page with the foxy number box thing, you see A, B, and C. A, B and C backwards is "CBA." Therefore, crying child's name is "CBA."

  18. Meerkat More
    Meerkat More
    Pred 5 hodinami

    I really want to know what futuristic world Jake lives in where a walkie talkie, a short range radio, is capable of transmitting all the way from what is most likely the middle east back to the US

  19. Kaktus
    Pred 5 hodinami


  20. Cayleigh Green
    Cayleigh Green
    Pred 5 hodinami

    This is me waiting for Scott to come and comment this is all wrong...

  21. Eloite07
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Everyone asking “who is the crying child?” But no one asking “how is the crying child?”

  22. mēlīssä
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Hey mr matpat.. there's new game calls "little nightmares" i hope you can solve it..and there is 2 games ya know..

  23. MariCake
    Pred 5 hodinami

    I don’t think it’s Evan.. well- I do- But we will see soon :>

  24. JCB Tv&RandomPlayer
    JCB Tv&RandomPlayer
    Pred 5 hodinami

    The crying child is named chris

  25. Sonder
    Pred 5 hodinami


  26. The Minecrafter
    The Minecrafter
    Pred 5 hodinami

    i actually worked out crying childs name ages ago- but i wasnt sure if it might of been true 😞

  27. Yasmine Singh
    Yasmine Singh
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Mike is the crying child real name

  28. jxh jxh
    jxh jxh
    Pred 5 hodinami

    I saw that Reddit post. It seems pretty real. Like I really thought Evan could be his name. It seemed pretty likely to me but this explanation makes even more sense. I just hope this might be the end of Chris Afton... Because like seriously why Chris Afton? There was nowhere even a hint to that name. I've never beaten a fnaf game except for sister location but I love these theory's and the lore of the games.

  29. JustAnotherArtChannel
    Pred 5 hodinami

    This has been said before but what if the crying childs name is jeremy. Idk

  30. Marshmallo_gatcha
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Matpat:makes this video Everyone knowing his name is Chris: Your late bud

  31. Kayla B0182
    Kayla B0182
    Pred 5 hodinami

    could the tally's possibly be him counting people he's murdered?

  32. Amy Lilo11
    Amy Lilo11
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Why did sans go back to the underground at the end of the true pacifist ending. What Do you think mat pat?

  33. Kerem Şentürk
    Kerem Şentürk
    Pred 5 hodinami

    I understand but Hollow knight theory was debunked

  34. Pepper Cat Gaming
    Pepper Cat Gaming
    Pred 5 hodinami

    2014: who murdered the 5 kids? 2020: and this is why I think the phone guy is a time traveler

  35. Will Timmerman
    Will Timmerman
    Pred 5 hodinami

    I don’t know why but I feel like micheal afton is phone man since he seemed to know everything about the animatronics and we never saw him after afton died

  36. Phillip Mayes
    Phillip Mayes
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Chris is crying child's name

  37. S.A.N Animes
    S.A.N Animes
    Pred 5 hodinami

    little nightmares theory soon ?? 🙂

  38. Dae C Object Cosmos
    Dae C Object Cosmos
    Pred 6 hodinami

    0:22 Plot Twist: Thats Pizza Sauce On The Cabinet

  39. crunch bar
    crunch bar
    Pred 6 hodinami


  40. John Woods
    John Woods
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Is golden Freddy part of Bernard?

  41. Normal_Chu
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Well the fandom though it was Chris So I thought that was the real name But I never saw the evidence of this name.

  42. Fulltramites Tramites
    Fulltramites Tramites
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Wow this makes the gacha community look like idiots for calling him chris or Christopher hahahaha

  43. Henry Stickmin
    Henry Stickmin
    Pred 6 hodinami

    If this next book truly confirms the Evan theory, then we will finally have Crying Kid's true name. I am excited. Also, you really need to do a Fazbear Frights reading thing on this channel MatPat. Reading the books for those who can't read them for themselves.

  44. Kyle Abosch
    Kyle Abosch
    Pred 6 hodinami

    14:22 “He’s here he’s there he’s everywhere, who you gonna call? Psychic friend Fred bear!

  45. Alex Barn
    Alex Barn
    Pred 6 hodinami

    As a Jake I hated this intro

  46. Noah N
    Noah N
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Game Theory: FNAF, The Clue that SOLVES Five Nights at Freddy's! please go over that one

  47. Brian VHMS
    Brian VHMS
    Pred 6 hodinami

    So vanossgaming is the crying child

  48. ItzXtheXonlyX Alpha
    ItzXtheXonlyX Alpha
    Pred 6 hodinami

    I know the name

    1. ItzXtheXonlyX Alpha
      ItzXtheXonlyX Alpha
      Pred 6 hodinami

      I think

  49. vinny melrose
    vinny melrose
    Pred 6 hodinami

    You missed the last book when the video on that

  50. gacha afton
    gacha afton
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Crying child is chris afton

  51. Santiago Fonseca
    Santiago Fonseca
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Am i the only one who only saw 3 letters? 😂 E V A, but where's the "N"

  52. Jake :[
    Jake :[
    Pred 6 hodinami

    i don't want to open the cabinet

  53. BlaixenU
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Black Birds' cover art terrifies me, it just stares into my soul with those tiny dots of eyes

  54. Aguinaldo Ferrer
    Aguinaldo Ferrer
    Pred 6 hodinami

    I haven't watched this channel in years and the first time i decide to check back in it's STILL MatPat going schizophrenic over FNAF lol

  55. •ChaiofConcrete •
    •ChaiofConcrete •
    Pred 6 hodinami

    *When the equation never had an equals sign to begin with*😂

  56. Alex Playz
    Alex Playz
    Pred 6 hodinami

    isn't the bite of 83 victim called chris as in chris afton

  57. Matt from wii sports
    Matt from wii sports
    Pred 6 hodinami

    as soon as i saw the first matpat fnaf video..i never expected to be in the fnaf fandom until now..crazy.

  58. Sophie Griffiths
    Sophie Griffiths
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Can you please do a updated version of timeline of Fnaf when Vannys game comes out pls there’s so much new information from 2020 and new books. Love you videos

    Pred 6 hodinami

    finally another fnaf video

  60. Tcggamer Channel
    Tcggamer Channel
    Pred 6 hodinami

    How did it William Afton became the killer maybe because he was abused by his father or his mother or he just got so crazy that his wife got divorced or he got so crazy because Sons and his daughter were dead but that doesn’t make sense because I because Michael Afton died after William Afton so it just have to be his son crying crying child and his daughter Elizabeth Afton so those are like three things or four things that could happen when he became a killer. Hope you like this comment this is a big theory for me because I need to know why will are you kills the kids

    1. Tcggamer Channel
      Tcggamer Channel
      Pred 6 hodinami

      Evan is the crying child wow what a theory

  61. 360FNAFSpider
    Pred 6 hodinami

    im guessing scot letting all of us choose and i think its christopther or "chris" cause everyone just calls him chris

  62. Killer Of Milk
    Killer Of Milk
    Pred 6 hodinami

    after looking at your videos i have the games in a row here have a look: - SL 4 2 1 3 - Also have you ever seen how mike changes his eyes to normal to white in SL look at FNAF 4 when EVAN gets scared by his "older brother" turns out that's not a person that's a corpse when you see in SL the room of EVAN on the mini screen thats a empty room but you might ask how does he see the nightmares well Afton filled the room with gas. When the bite of 83 was happening the machine in the "older brother" it took a mind of its own and put EVAN in freadbears mouth and ending his life. Back to his "older brother" when you get scared form time to time as you notice his eyes are WHITE just like in SL. but why does EVAN fear the robots well after Afton's daughter died to the claw of baby he feared to lose his 2nd kid so he told him that they are killer robots. Afton's wife is...ballora but how after she found out that William was murdering kids she was going to call the police but William wasnot taking any of that so he ends up killing her. Also ballora stands for "Balor". A Balor is a demont hat keeps its eye shut, but when opened it wreaks destruction.

  63. Christopher Lowe
    Christopher Lowe
    Pred 6 hodinami

    It didn't matter what he's named. They're all burning in Hell.

    1. Aneres Aileth
      Aneres Aileth
      Pred 5 hodinami


  64. Yummy Ostrich YT
    Yummy Ostrich YT
    Pred 6 hodinami

    My brain dies every time i watch one of these.............

  65. Tcggamer Channel
    Tcggamer Channel
    Pred 6 hodinami

    People say that the crying child is named Chris Afton and I don’t know how they got that name

  66. Lululove Lucy20
    Lululove Lucy20
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Hey Matt Pat I have a Recommendation for your Movie Theories Its Rated R but its super cool! Its called Willys Wonderland. Its like Irl FNAF But instead of him being trapped in there with the animatronics the animatronics are trapped in there with HIM.

  67. JbBeats
    Pred 6 hodinami

    1:43 Damn, I feel old now

  68. Cool Ghost12
    Cool Ghost12
    Pred 6 hodinami

    lets just call crying child billybob

  69. Krosis Kroniid
    Krosis Kroniid
    Pred 6 hodinami

    If Michael was foxy back in fnaf four then the correlation between the tallies and the foxy grid make sense. But what's weird is that the book metions Michael at all...for no reason. But having a child with a turmor cant be that...expensive.

  70. None of Your Business
    None of Your Business
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Play Omori!!!

  71. James Rettig
    James Rettig
    Pred 6 hodinami

    yo mat pat, youtube be scaring me right now... like. susan wojanski is ruining u tube man, and she lies durring that interview with her, watch the videos... we all need to fix youtube

  72. Super Mech Sonic
    Super Mech Sonic
    Pred 6 hodinami

    In fnaf hidden lore crying child name is Chris but that may not be true cuz the hidden lore is not cannon

  73. Holly Franks
    Holly Franks
    Pred 6 hodinami

    The crying child's name is chris/Christopher afton

  74. Tino Chaumont
    Tino Chaumont
    Pred 6 hodinami


  75. Nemesis
    Pred 6 hodinami

    did anyone ever Tried to use an UV light on the Logbook ?

  76. Memeboi21
    Pred 6 hodinami

    Ladies and gentlemen we got the name

  77. Alex Jajou
    Alex Jajou
    Pred 6 hodinami

    why do i feel like somethings weird with the bite of 87 because it was on friday the 13

  78. Jacob Mudd
    Jacob Mudd
    Pred 7 hodinami

    guys named jake : 😮

  79. Skyfox dartner
    Skyfox dartner
    Pred 7 hodinami

    When the internet doesn't give you answers, hit up Reddit...wait...

  80. GadGetBits 05
    GadGetBits 05
    Pred 7 hodinami

    It’s impressive how a game made in 2014 gets to have a lore so deep that even 6 years later isn’t even complete yet

  81. Saroney
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Can you do a game theory about little nightmares?

  82. NUGGET
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Have You tried putting it in the Word search?

  83. Eastern LLama
    Eastern LLama
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Matpat I just rewatched your stitch wraith theory and I like how you said it might be Henry’s murder bot but what if Scott wants you to think that then just does something entirely different but makes sende

  84. Just a person .__.Downtown
    Just a person .__.Downtown
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Yo, could you make a theory on Little nightmares 2? I have a bunch of ideas myself if you’re interested

  85. Logan Barnes
    Logan Barnes
    Pred 7 hodinami

    And here's the link to the channel where I got it &

  86. Owen Baker
    Owen Baker
    Pred 7 hodinami

    My Brother, hang on a minute

  87. yxzly
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Redditor moment

  88. Javier Aleman
    Javier Aleman
    Pred 7 hodinami

    I think scott is just trying to confuse us because for something bigger he has planed he usually does and wondered if he's hiding something we haven't notice something we've read over and have yet to spot it to what I have no Idea but I know that crying child can't be evan because think about it every character in the book has said that the crying child DIED therefore he can't be alive if he the solider evan therefore the crying child isn't named evan.

  89. yxzly
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Reddit moment

  90. Funtimefoxy
    Pred 7 hodinami

    But Chris Afton!

  91. YoungOrisha 1080
    YoungOrisha 1080
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Still think it’s Chris Afton...... Buuuuut, Evan Afton....hmmm....

  92. Owen Baker
    Owen Baker
    Pred 7 hodinami

    I’m still waiting for a Godzilla Theory on Film Theory, or the Godzilla Creepypasta

  93. IIIll IIIll
    IIIll IIIll
    Pred 7 hodinami


  94. springtrap want help
    springtrap want help
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Evan afton hmm that is just disgusting to me i have always liked chris afton

  95. itsBrandonBarber
    Pred 7 hodinami

    can you do a little nightmares 2 theory that games crrraaaaazy

  96. Angelyn Miranda
    Angelyn Miranda
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Mom get the car started I need to go to the dentist!! I took a bite out of the subscribe button and it broke my teeth!!

  97. Fred stout
    Fred stout
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Weather or not the crying child is or isn't Evan only serves to fill in old lore. He isn't a part of the story anymore, his spirit was released during the happiest day mini-game, leaving Andrew with a suit that can't move, so he learns the teleport thingy and exacts his revenge on William Aften. (I'm not sure about the fact he can't move, but I don't think the crying child would be okay with torturing his dad for all eternity in a hospital bed, giving him horrid nightmares until Andrew is satisfied.)

  98. James Arcara
    James Arcara
    Pred 7 hodinami

    I was rewatching the one where you talk about the bite and I realized something. If it wasn’t haunted, then what did Chris/Evan/Crying Child see? Didn’t you say that some kid got stuffed in the suit, and that’s what the Crying Child saw and why he’s traumatized? Maybe the suit WAS haunted, and that’s why he’s scared. If Crying Child is in Golden Freddy, then was it Cassidy? Was Cassidy the one Crying Child saw die and stuffed into the suit? Is Crying Child the first victim, or Cassidy. Crying Child MUST have seen something to be so scared like that as you pointed out, but if he was the first victim, then why would he be so scared? (NOTHING ELSE UNDER HERE REALLY MATTERS SO-) Or, was there ANOTHER child before Cassidy, and Cassidy and that child haunt the suit together? And Crying Child is just a spirit romping around the animatronics. (I’m just pulling stuff together at this point-.) But that probably isn’t true because there is no other gravestone. The last one is Charlies. Also, why is everyone calling him “Chris” if we never knew his name? (Edit 2: I commented before this and asked, the question, apparently “Chris” is a fan name, thank you for whoever told me that!) Another thing, Simon reminds me of Ennard because of its stitching and it looks put together (I just realized that it’s just a picture you found I think so-)

  99. foxdrake
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Crying child is called Chris afton

  100. AusAreMyFantasy
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Honestly, I’m sold- The effort put in is enough for me.

    1. AusAreMyFantasy
      Pred 6 hodinami

      @Druzer no.

    2. Druzer
      Pred 7 hodinami

      hey im on the road to 1.7k can you help?