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

    EvanTubeGaming일 전

    guess im the crying child guys

  2. Top Knotch

    Top Knotch일 전

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  3. Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A일 전

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  4. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood일 전

    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

  5. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood일 전

    @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

  6. Sleepy Eliza

    Sleepy Eliza일 전

    who u?

  7. StalinKirby

    StalinKirby34 분 전

    What's in the box? A golden bear plush, a stitched doll, and an elementary school dew tag with the name Evan

  8. finn burke

    finn burke34 분 전

    he foxy bro is named derek and crying child is michael

  9. PloopusProductions 2008

    PloopusProductions 200835 분 전

    Pretty sure it’s Evan

  10. Arthur_Netherlands

    Arthur_Netherlands35 분 전

    recently i made a theory about how the body inside springtrap was "still good" and here it is : my theory about is that, putting aside that some organs still functioning, we could say that something on that suit is "protecting" the body, putting it in state similar to a mummification

  11. Arthur_Netherlands

    Arthur_Netherlands35 분 전

    and in real life this possible because the "natural mummification" exists and it happens when the temperature is too high and the body dehydrates itself before the enzymes take action and the mummification occurs, so if the environment he was in was to hot an dry this could happen almost for sure. but that is just an theory

  12. Zachary Margala

    Zachary Margala36 분 전

    If I had a dollar for every time Matpat used the text "What we missed" I'd be rich.

  13. Mr. Tacoman0522

    Mr. Tacoman052236 분 전

    Damn I guess MatPat needed money this month. Time for another FNAF video.

  14. Hagood

    Hagood38 분 전

    Everyone named Jake at the beginning, I feel your pain.




  16. dunjica kraljica

    dunjica kraljica39 분 전

    Crying child's name is christoper

  17. Ghxst WoW

    Ghxst WoW40 분 전

    Nobody: Literally nobody: The intro: s p o o k y t i m e

  18. Austin Garcia

    Austin Garcia41 분 전

    Still waiting for when Matpat does a theory on Starr Park and Brawl Stars.

  19. Duke

    Duke41 분 전

    OH MY GOD! KID ARE YOU OK?!?!?!?

  20. Jackaboyyolo43

    Jackaboyyolo4342 분 전

    Technically Williams dead so the Evan theory works kinda

  21. Shadow

    Shadow42 분 전

    The crying child's name shall be Jonathan

  22. Yousef Fayez

    Yousef Fayez44 분 전

    fnaf fans 👈

  23. Heidi R

    Heidi R45 분 전

    Please do not ignore this but listen to golden freddys jumpscare or kill screen back words from fnaf 1 if you have not yet

  24. Jack Current

    Jack Current45 분 전

    How could “Evan” have lived to grow up to have a son and also have died as a child to possess golden freddy?

  25. Lil Fire

    Lil Fire38 분 전

    He didn’t the book Evan is not the crying child like the Michael in the book is not Michael afton

  26. Declare The Glory

    Declare The Glory45 분 전


  27. Llama

    Llama47 분 전

    talk about the springtrap x matpat mreg, coward

  28. Dandelion_Dreams

    Dandelion_Dreams50 분 전

    Plot twist: *crying child's hair was cut off by her brother and was secretly a girl all along and her name is Eva* (Not real trust me)

  29. Wander Filho

    Wander Filho50 분 전

    Can you do a theory on arms like WHAT ARE ARMS , are they mutants, cyborgs, or humans just have long spring arms??????

  30. Kashdog3000

    Kashdog300051 분 전

    Eyes are supposed to be very important in this game, however molten freddy's eye color changes within the time span between pizza simulator and ultimate custom night. In pizza simulator his eyes are red and it ultimate custom night his eyes turn yellow, I particularly don't have any theories about this change but I was hoping to bring it to attention for other theorists.

  31. phoenix lord

    phoenix lord51 분 전

    Isaac and his mother lived on a small house on a hill then one day they came emotionally depressed and wound up in a mat pat video wow

  32. Taylor Peden

    Taylor Peden52 분 전

    The real golden Freddy: markiplier on Five nights at Freddy's: ep 2 he said : WAS THAT GOLDEN FREDDY? his name is actually fredbear. He was broken and then in fnaf four he was made into flesh and formed into a nightmare.

  33. Диана Таалайбекова

    Диана Таалайбекова52 분 전

    кто руский4000-=-=-=

  34. CaptainSugar_

    CaptainSugar_52 분 전

    You should make a little nightmares 2 theory

  35. sibila mmedved

    sibila mmedved53 분 전

    Where are the other 2 story's?

  36. WolfpupBrew

    WolfpupBrew53 분 전

    So, this may be stupid since the name Evan appeared in the book already, but what if...Eva (like a girl's name)?

  37. •B L A C K _C O F F E E•

    •B L A C K _C O F F E E•53 분 전

    1:43 his name is Chris Afton

  38. Benjamin Nguyen

    Benjamin Nguyen55 분 전

    plot twist: oswald is the crying child

  39. Corbin Ellefson

    Corbin Ellefson55 분 전

    The opening of the video makes MatPat sound like Pennywise from IT chapter two

  40. Immy Wood

    Immy Wood56 분 전

    I have a question, how many times have you heard the name ‘Chris’ in FNaF. Lots of people believe that might be the Crying Child’s Name? If you haven’t, go and take a look at some Sister Location Theories or the game itself...

  41. Jake Fletcher

    Jake Fletcher56 분 전

    This scared me to death at the start cus my name is JAKE

  42. Mesa Player

    Mesa Player56 분 전

    7:30 can you mark were all the close N's are and find the page numbers that match the numbers.

  43. Nsd. Fizzle

    Nsd. Fizzle56 분 전

    Cant wait for the next 8 episodes explaining the fnaf lore

  44. HypoDrive

    HypoDrive57 분 전

    But didn’t William Afton have the first on-screen death? 2:40

  45. Tomás Martins

    Tomás Martins57 분 전

    I think what's in the fnaf box is a illusion disc

  46. Janusz Jakimowicz

    Janusz Jakimowicz58 분 전

    Seriously you know almost everything but not that crying child's name is literally Chris

  47. Janusz Jakimowicz

    Janusz Jakimowicz48 분 전


  48. Janusz Jakimowicz

    Janusz Jakimowicz50 분 전

    And she said literally he's not sure from his literal mouth

  49. Janusz Jakimowicz

    Janusz Jakimowicz50 분 전

    I know but the Chris makes more sense cuz it's more like connected to Child so just add the crying part at the Boom Crying Chris so my actually makes sense

  50. bitevictim83

    bitevictim8357 분 전

    chris is just some stupid name the fnaf fandom made up idiot

  51. Batuhanova Game Díra

    Batuhanova Game Díra시간 전

    vi von zulul

  52. Lil Beef

    Lil Beef시간 전

    The one thing i always enjoy about fnaf now is the fact that no matter what you look into, no matter how stupid it is, there is always an answer to it

  53. Shanex305

    Shanex305시간 전

    I thought his name was Chris afton

  54. Basant Sandhu (834bassand)

    Basant Sandhu (834bassand)시간 전

    how many of you have a friend named Evan

  55. Tyler Smith

    Tyler Smith시간 전

    im not yet convinced, though it is plausible

  56. not saying

    not saying시간 전

    ok but how was henry still alive in fnaf 6



    Theroy: the crying child’s name is child

  58. Evan Eagles

    Evan Eagles시간 전

    Me when I saw E V A: OMFGSADMAFASMDFAJWEADAWEAAAS That's all I have to say bc I'm a boring person :)

  59. The Very Useless YouTuber

    The Very Useless YouTuber시간 전

    Whenever I hear the name Game Theorists, I always think about the old times of FNAF.

  60. Jake Stanley

    Jake Stanley시간 전

    Me being named Jake and thinking Mattpat was talking to me. Making it infinitely creepier

  61. Armani Green

    Armani Green시간 전

    5:15 I thought this method didn't work? To my recollection, I thought we got Cassidy by plugging the numbers into "the word search, of all places."

  62. Glitter_mymiracle Plays with Kid43gamer

    Glitter_mymiracle Plays with Kid43gamer시간 전

    I googled what is the crying child’s name his name is ... CHRIS AFTON

  63. bitevictim83

    bitevictim8356 분 전

    bruh. chris is just some stupid name the fnaf fandom made up.

  64. Imran

    Imran시간 전

    Me when I open the cabinet

  65. Hunter McCaskill

    Hunter McCaskill시간 전

    Here's my problem with it: Crying child's name is Evan and is the brother of Michael - ok; fine Jake's dad in this apparently first entirely wholesome story is also named Evan, and also has a brother named Michael "Crying child goes on to possess Golden Freddy alongside Cassidy" makes it a little difficult for "crying Child" to have a son Unless "Crying Child" is a psychological state and not physical, in which case what the heck are his parents doing throwing him a birthday party at what is essentially Chuck E Cheese? I don't think that puzzle is solved yet

  66. skeeterdeee32

    skeeterdeee32시간 전

    But MatPat, there is a connection to The Real Jake and the Pizzeria! Margie asks the neighbors daughter to go to an arcade and win an eraser which she glues to the Simon doll. It's probably likely that the girl went to a Fazbear's location to win the eraser. All the prizes would have come from the distribution center but everything from the distribution center had been tainted with Afton Juice when the burned man exploded all over the warehouse. It's a small connection, but it's the only connection that stood out to me.

  67. Salad Head

    Salad Head시간 전

    his name is Nate.

  68. Tejas Jaiswal

    Tejas Jaiswal시간 전

    2:03 wait, thats Dream's child!!!

  69. Roman Cretu

    Roman Cretu시간 전

    so the other day my ten year old son started watching your videos and keeps telling me about how amazing you were and one day he said this "dad i have a theory if fnaf is almost basically William trying to save his children then he has to be married and I think his wife is the puppet because when you wind up the music box it sounds like something you would have playing to help a baby go to sleep and that the reason you need to wind it is because it reminds williams wife of her children and the psychic friend fredbear is actually a camera that the crying childs day build to keep him from sneaking off to that "special" place *freddy fazbears pizza* because in a minigame you play as a purple guy and try to get into the crying childs room and you figure out he broke the window and snuck off so william built psychic friend fredbear to keep an eye on him so he doesent sneak off" and my favorite part was when he was done he said "but hey thats just a theory a GAME theory"

  70. Blueberry

    Blueberry시간 전

    My theory : there all extreme communist

  71. Hearthstone Max

    Hearthstone Max시간 전

    3:23 Did he just copy LWIAY!? 😤

  72. bitevictim83

    bitevictim8355 분 전


  73. stains

    stains시간 전

    Dear Evan Afton

  74. Grumpy Gg

    Grumpy Gg시간 전

    “I saw that on Reddit”

  75. Adrian Gonzalez

    Adrian Gonzalez시간 전

    Did Reddit Just SOLVE FNAF? matpat no maybe the name of the crying child me click bate

  76. tuberculosis_ schlatt

    tuberculosis_ schlatt시간 전

    evidence? no evan-dence

  77. Amin Playz

    Amin Playz시간 전

    is youtube fun?

  78. Maryna Artemenko

    Maryna Artemenko시간 전


  79. Itz Arze

    Itz Arze시간 전

    Nobody: *...* --------- Thumbnail: *GOLDEN FREDDY ABOUT TO BODY A CHILD*


    FNAF OC: MIS-FIT시간 전

    If Evan really is the name of the crying child, then how would Evan be Jake's father if Evan is in Golden Freddy?

  81. If It Ain't XO Then It Gotta Go

    If It Ain't XO Then It Gotta Go시간 전

    Matpat would make a good Pennywise

  82. Blueberry

    Blueberry시간 전

    Me : see’s the title My brain : REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  83. Amanda Y.

    Amanda Y.시간 전

    Evan is another form of the name John so if Evan is in fact the crying child's name, maybe he has a connection to John from Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes. John also shares some similarities to the crying child's appearance such as his brown hair and brown eyes.

  84. Concerned_British_Spy

    Concerned_British_Spy시간 전

    Ive been watching these since elementary school- Im in highschool now-

  85. aveanth

    aveanth시간 전

    what if thats right, but its only part of an even bigger puzzle you aren't seeing yet with some piece of information you never imagined. maybe they intend to put the rest of the clues in the movie (:

  86. shacc

    shacc시간 전

    MatPat should play Friday Night Funkin’ on GTLive or something

  87. NVX F_able

    NVX F_able시간 전

    This game is still being theorized 6 years later

  88. Idkinternet Animations

    Idkinternet Animations시간 전

    nononono please dont make his name chris

  89. Emeline Golden

    Emeline Golden시간 전

    “The Real Jake” genuinely made me get a little Misty eyed. I honestly forgot I was reading a fnaf novel because it just felt so real and intimate. No mysterious robots, no purple people eaters, just a very sick boy. It’s a great read

  90. Sophie K

    Sophie K시간 전

    Ok. Something has been bugging me since Help Wanted came out. I was super curious about the fnaf 4 clue Scott put in about Chica missing her beak. With all this talk about a developer, could Fnaf 4 be an origin of some sorts for the developer? If he was the Dad in universe talking through a lonely Freddy and lost his son, could he then have the motive to put his son back together in the cutscenes? I am just brainstorming right now. What do you think?

  91. BRUHssel Sprouts

    BRUHssel Sprouts시간 전

    But since Evan is the father of Jake and is actually the crying child then who's the possible second entity inside golden freddy. If this theory is right then it can't be Evan because he obviously didn't die from the bite. Unless maybe he somehow died later but i doubt it since Michael is the one supposed to be reading the book

  92. Mr Moola

    Mr Moola시간 전


  93. Sabs27

    Sabs27시간 전


  94. Coffee cup

    Coffee cup시간 전

    Oh well, guess i die RIP every Evan, see you in heaven fellows

  95. Arunan Bavananthan

    Arunan Bavananthan시간 전

    Was the intro similar to ASPITAPAY from MandJTV, or is it just me?

  96. ldw4000

    ldw4000시간 전

    Matpat sounds like a dude trying to flirt with his red-wool-covered corkboard

  97. Poached_Whale

    Poached_Whale시간 전

    redditors solve fnaf !!!!

  98. Creepypasta_girl 657

    Creepypasta_girl 657시간 전

    Chris afteon

  99. Just Memes

    Just Memes시간 전

    My theory: The entire fnaf series is just the nightmares of a man, a certain Henry Emily Afton (Emily being the middle name.) It's just children pulling a prank on a local pizza restaurant, not children being killed by William, a fellow staff member who Henry believes to be a child abuser. The cutscenes are due to his mental disorder (not sure what) acting up and making him think these terrible things. The scene where (what is believed to be) Henry dies is his death, he committed suicide after the knowledge that Elizabeth was on life support due to an animatronic malfunction, but Henry thought she died.

  100. Eder Hernandez

    Eder Hernandez시간 전

    Awsome lwiay reference

  101. XeanderMan

    XeanderMan시간 전

    That jake part made me cry like a little baby I guess I'm the crying child now

  102. Logan Hermann

    Logan Hermann시간 전

    Even if we are wrong about literally all of this, you gotta admit, Evan Afton has a good ring to it

  103. Spark

    Spark시간 전

    Just remember matpat, scott doesn't do coincidences

  104. Megan

    Megan시간 전

  105. Angad Playz

    Angad Playz시간 전

    can we get a video of the full story again.

  106. Springtrap

    Springtrap시간 전

    Alternate title: Crying child is NOT Chris

  107. Bombmancer

    Bombmancer시간 전

    -sees title- oh my god...

  108. --

    --시간 전

    hi yes the opening made me want Matpat to va an animatronic

  109. Baert Nikias

    Baert Nikias시간 전

    vacation is over mad

  110. Le Potato

    Le Potato시간 전

    2:06 thats thanos child

  111. TheZoster26

    TheZoster26시간 전

    Eeyy! Congrats on getting #6 on trending Mat!

  112. Ottawa Highlights

    Ottawa Highlights시간 전

    I'd like to see some game theory about Diablo IV and what TGT has to think about some upcoming lore.

  113. Charlie Swann

    Charlie Swann시간 전

    Matpat I was connecting the ballora hologram glasses to fnaf ar