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
    EvanTubeGaming9 dager siden

    guess im the crying child guys

  • Top Knotch

    Top Knotch

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    I mean Evan made my childhood

  • Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A

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    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

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    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

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    @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

    8 dager siden

    who u?

  • シCloudy piece of toast
    シCloudy piece of toast7 minutter siden

    Why is he so smart

  • M R
    M R16 minutter siden

    Um wait crying child is not chris

  • great value
    great value18 minutter siden

    What if Michael has two bodies, his own, and the animatronic one

  • great value
    great value24 minutter siden

    This is the "L is real" of our era.

  • The sista sketches!
    The sista sketches!25 minutter siden

    I-I did NOT cry when I read that short story in the book I just- I got allergies

  • Ham Sandwich
    Ham SandwichTime siden

    Okay but why does his name matter

  • Andrea Aracen
    Andrea AracenTime siden

    That mends caesper

  • Andrea Aracen
    Andrea AracenTime siden

    The crying 👱🏼 name is Chris

  • Jessie plays 1212

    Jessie plays 1212

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    Chris is a fan made name

  • Noelito Francisco
    Noelito FranciscoTime siden

    The crying child is chris afton

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

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    No Chris is a fanmade name

  • StevenStrange
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    uhm u see matpat, the word cassidy came from the word search not the grid lol

  • Erol Jr
    Erol Jr2 timer siden

    hey matpat i found something for you on the newly released vhs tapes while chickaa sings some letters song glitched by chicka and the subtitles write some letter twice i get ''it was me'' word out of it maybe you can get other words aut of it

  • Myrixica
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    Okay, not related to the contents of this video, but I've been binging fnaf theories tonight and I can't sleep and I think I just worked out the Stitchwraith Storyline and how it ties into the main story of the older games. 1-UCN. What we know so far: The emotion of Agony is what powers Remnant and allows souls to possess animatronics. Multiple sources of Agony can be pooled into a single Animatronic. Henry's was in Agony over the death of his daughter. Henry Rebuilt his daughter as an animatronic and her soul appears to possess it. Henry built the Stitchwraith endoskeleton which goes on to kill him, per his wishes. Stitchwraith goes onto collect parts of other animatronics and items that possess Remnant/agony. Stitchwraith "dies" protecting Charlie, Henry's rebuilt daughter. Henry is somehow alive to set up the events of Pizzeria Simulator. Henry burns down the Pizzeria Simulator to destroy the gathered Animatronics. Remnant can only be destroyed with High Temperatures. Henry Remains nearby during the fire to die along with the player and the Animatronics. What I think the Stitchwraith is up to is either: A) The stitchwraith is rebuilding and reviving Henry using the Agony/remnant of the Parts he is able to collect Or B) The stitchwraith IS Henry and he is collecting the parts to repair himself to continue his mission. Regardless the end goal is the same, to allow Henry to indefinitely chase down William and finally put an end to Williams plans and murders and claim his revengence, as per what we found out in the UCN Freddy Vs Foxy Intermissions. I think that would then place the Stitchwraith events as occurring after William gets trapped in the Spring Bonnie suit. Henry Knows about Remnant, he knows what it can do, and most likely knows Agony, like the kind one would feel with the death William suffered would lead to him possessing the the Spring Bonnie suit. Henry, by the events of Pizzeria Simulator clearly feels responsible, if not obligated to stop William, no matter what or how long it takes. He would want to ensure that if William somehow escaped from the sealed up safety room he would be able to continue to chase him and try to defeat him. It is their destiny. But hey, that's just a theory. Edit: Reposting this on the GT reddit page I just remembered existed. Account name Ceroxis.

  • DarkBlu117z Crookedneck
    DarkBlu117z Crookedneck3 timer siden

    You should do a theory of Tattletail. Plz

  • LJ Raynar
    LJ Raynar3 timer siden

    Well then this mean the "Chris" name in all of those cringey gacha videos have to change. And its gonna take alot of work.

  • Dan Woo
    Dan Woo3 timer siden

    (whispers) consider one quick "complete timeline as we know it" vid before security breach releases... pwease

  • Lexus Toscano
    Lexus Toscano3 timer siden

    Also in the trailer we keep hearing a clock ticking?? What is that supposed to mean??

  • its just keith
    its just keith3 timer siden

  • Lexus Toscano
    Lexus Toscano3 timer siden

    Okay so I have a thought in mind, why is Gregory in the trailer have blonde hair but then in the statute it’s brown?? Is this just a coincidence or maybe there might just be a other kid in this game that we’ll get introduced to??

    EON TALKS3 timer siden

    Noice LWIAY Outro though

  • Kayla Hope
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    I feel like Evan has a connection, like how you said with the other book about the child in the hospital, but if we are trying to say the crying child is the Evan from that book doesn't that not add up at all considering the crying child died as a child in the bite of '87? Maybe I understood it wrong and what he was getting at was different than what I just said, but ya I feel like it's close but not quite there....

  • Turtle Texter
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    My friend's name is Evan

  • Midnight 83
    Midnight 835 timer siden

    You sir just made my day with this vedio :0 From previous vedios-my god what did that poor fan ever do too you?.

  • Isaac Connell
    Isaac Connell5 timer siden

    Or is the crying child Jake?

  • googles most wanted search because why not
    googles most wanted search because why not5 timer siden

    Here's something I haven't seen you talk about this tiny detail. Go to fnaf 1 notice how the kitchens cam is disabled all of the time

  • ッ
    5 timer siden

    My name is not Jake

  • Will Martin
    Will Martin5 timer siden

    But if Evan was the name of the crying child... and then died and wound up in Golden Freddy... How did he have a son?

  • PlussDeku
    PlussDeku5 timer siden

    Omg you might be right

  • MewtwoShadowFNaFGirl
    MewtwoShadowFNaFGirl5 timer siden

    The Books for me are kinda starting to feel less like FNaF so I sort of gave up on getting the Books at this point.

  • Golden Freddy
    Golden Freddy6 timer siden

    Chris Afton is crying child’s name

  • •SMoL Jade•

    •SMoL Jade•

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    No Chris is a fanmade name

  • D.J Llama08
    D.J Llama086 timer siden

    I just realised. In Fnaf 4, couldnt u just turn on the light, the nightmares are scared of it??

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

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    CORPORAL BEA6 timer siden

    So I found something in reddit an answer that will solve c.c or the crying child so what I see is this :does he still talk to you and :does this song familiar to you end the qouit so some couniton to someone who sing a song to the crying child and Micheal that don't talk to the crying child this

  • Angkasa Chendarma
    Angkasa Chendarma6 timer siden

    We know who our friends are but your not one of them

  • Kazuro Azzurachi
    Kazuro Azzurachi6 timer siden

    Nobody: Fanmade gacha life fnaf stories: HiS nAmE iS ChRis

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

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    Ikr its annoying

  • DracoFire
    DracoFire6 timer siden

    You've really gotta organize this playlist, Matt.

  • Milinko
    Milinko6 timer siden

    Who else is so confused at this point we just need a whole ‘basic’ recap of absolutely everything

  • buddy wentz
    buddy wentz6 timer siden

    the new fnafe secerdy breach trailer

  • Leah Vanderpool
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    I doubt this to be completely true. Evan from the book, granted I'm going off of what I've heard because I haven't read the book yet, is a father, has a brother named Michael, and his kid has a tumor in the front left part of his brain. Now the crying child from the FNAF series is one son of three kids total, has a brother named Michael (an older brother), and has lost his front left lobe in his brain from the bite of 1983. think that it's worth mentioning that at the end of five nights at Freddy's 4, the crying child's heartbeat monitor flatlines. In response to that psychic friend fredbear replies, "I will put you back together again." Now, last I knew, humans can't be torn apart and put back together like a toy or ROBOT. ROBOTS can't reproduce to have children either. Could they create one? Possibly. But all evidence points to this rather being less from the perspective of Evan and more the perspective of Evans son. After all, what if Michael or William spoke to the crying child through the walkie-talkie to calm them during the night? When their nightmares were the worst?

  • ray vex
    ray vex7 timer siden

    ok so first it was games then films and food what will be next book theory

  • Junebug
    Junebug7 timer siden

    The dead horse is moving what

    HIMBO7 timer siden

    Is anyone else getting a pennywise vibe from the intro?

  • Jane XD
    Jane XD7 timer siden

    Christopher "chris" Afton is the crying child.. That's 1 second see you tomorrow!!

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

    5 timer siden

    Your pfp is not pog

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

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    I hate you

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

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    Chris is fan made

  • Jane XD

    Jane XD

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    Maybe Evan???

  • Blue Moon Games
    Blue Moon Games7 timer siden

    he looks like an Evan to me

  • Deadcrayz
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  • mrs.little gacha gamer
    mrs.little gacha gamer7 timer siden

    When I thought of ennard and Michael afton: So if en killed mike what if CB aka Elizabeth Afton was controlling en Bc she forgives mike for bullying cris afton well most ppl call him that but as we call him today “crying child” And Elizabeth tried to give mike a so called “another life” Gt fans, the wons who agree: Fans: OMG UR SO SMART The bully ones: Fans: ur so bad # EW The gacha tubers of fnaf: Fans: YAAAAS

  • E
    E7 timer siden

    E V A N

  • Lucca Passos
    Lucca Passos7 timer siden

    2:02 kkkkkk meu deus a Nazaré Tedesco

  • Anne Pham
    Anne Pham7 timer siden

    Hey mat a new trailer came out for fnaf. Looks like your going to live off of Diet Coke for a while now...

  • Charming nowhere to hide
    Charming nowhere to hide7 timer siden

    Film Theory: I finally figured out all the lore of every fnaf game. Scott cawthon: HAHA SECURITY BREACH GO BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Elixirjacob Cruz
    Elixirjacob Cruz7 timer siden

    Aint evan just henry the mustardman

  • Elixirjacob Cruz

    Elixirjacob Cruz

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    @Charming nowhere to hide i see

  • Charming nowhere to hide

    Charming nowhere to hide

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    first of all crying child’s name is chris afton, second if there were two spirits in golden freddy it would be cassidy and anyone else except chris because chris possesses shad

  • Annika Choi
    Annika Choi7 timer siden

    I’m convinced that the name Evan for the crying child is not 100% confirmed, but I am also convinced that we can kinda start calling the crying child some other name, for now at least. So for the time being, I’m going to start head cannoning the crying child’s name to be Evan. But only for now.

  • Casey Howden
    Casey Howden7 timer siden

    Why Matt, why’d you have to steal the yiay theme, too

    MATIAS ESCAJADILLO (Student)8 timer siden


  • Jett Ogle
    Jett Ogle8 timer siden

    Cool theory :)

  • Carp
    Carp8 timer siden

    I’m only here because the new trailer just dropped

  • ppboy gamer
    ppboy gamer8 timer siden

    Can you make a little nightmares thing plz its ok if you cant

  • S Norling
    S Norling8 timer siden

    Hey here is a stupid and far fetched idea thats probs not true but ima say it anyways. What if the crying child is Michael and his brother is Evan??? Maybe the bite of 83 is what make him a "little different" 13:55

  • Denise Howard
    Denise Howard8 timer siden

    Matt pat face it Scott has lost his damn mind

  • Alex Arnett
    Alex Arnett8 timer siden

    I thought the crying child was Chris Afton.

  • Meriqulim Studios

    Meriqulim Studios

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    chris was a fanmade name, it's never appeared in teh fnaf canon, some random fan made up the name chris and for some random reason, the whole fandom liked it

  • Chillz-It
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    I will give 10 bucks to anyone who can count how many times MatPat says "Jake"

  • emphore Polpatine da Senate
    emphore Polpatine da Senate9 timer siden

    What if u fill the whole grid with alphabet a to z all the way down then draw a pixel foxy on it then the letters inside foxy do something with

  • TabaMations
    TabaMations9 timer siden

    they just realised the new fnaf trailer in case you didnt know.

  • iAmEvilGamer
    iAmEvilGamer9 timer siden

    I'm not sure if anyone has noticed but in the second security breach trailer (which is the most recent from when I'm commenting this) towards the end after the claw is teased for a split second I saw a different Animatronic. A bunny who looks unfamiliar.

  • Nico
    Nico9 timer siden

    been binging for the past day and a half, when matpat mentioned the new book in march, i looked it up and it releases tomorrow, which means there'll probably be another theory in the next few days (its march 1st today)

  • Jan Erick Masamayor
    Jan Erick Masamayor9 timer siden

    Hey mat i solved the lore take all fnaf theory then play them like a movie in your head you'll get it

  • Mj Williams
    Mj Williams9 timer siden

    Where was the Monika costume from 3:23

  • Cameron Gonzales
    Cameron Gonzales9 timer siden

    Okay so, there might be a FNAF game that connects to the story with Jake. FNAF 4 and UCN. Allow me to explain. As we all know, Cassidy has the ability to mimic the voices of other characters in UCN. As we all know from FNAF 4, there's Nightmare Foxy in the closet. I'm relating this to the doll in the cabinet and someone using a radio to mimic the voice of a young child. Nightmare Foxy may not be in UCN or have any voice lines, but what if this relates to Nightmare Foxy and the ability of Cassidy copying the voice of other animatronics? There might be some holes in this theory, but I just wanted to point that out.

  • Andrew Spectre
    Andrew Spectre9 timer siden

    Oh hey there gamer

  • Anxiety 101
    Anxiety 1019 timer siden

    I got chills when you said Evan was the crying child

  • Lost Jackilyn6431
    Lost Jackilyn64319 timer siden


    VEXTNT9 timer siden

    Here a theory what ballora real name

  • MrAquaFox
    MrAquaFox9 timer siden

    No ones gonna talk about fnaf plus???

  • Sherron Richardson
    Sherron Richardson9 timer siden

    Crying child name is Chris

  • Sherron Richardson
    Sherron Richardson9 timer siden

    His name isn't crying child his name is Chris his name is and Evan is Chris

  • VeggieTablz Tablz
    VeggieTablz Tablz9 timer siden

    *pulls out the luigi board*

  • Renae Geary
    Renae Geary10 timer siden

    glitch trap vocie lol

  • •oriexchocomalk •
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  • Dormer Dormer
    Dormer Dormer10 timer siden

    New security breach trailer. So excited for a new theory

  • Game Assassin
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    I'm not sure if anyone has noticed but in the second security breach trailer (which is the most recent from when I'm commenting this) towards the end after the claw is teased for a split second I saw a different Animatronic. A bunny who looks unfamiliar.

  • supssam
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    May I propose my theory.. in the new security breach gameplay trailer we see a purple claw like hand at one point and my theory is that this is spring trap. We see when the animatronics are burned that spring traps hands are claw like under all the fur fabric and in the trailer for the new game the claw is covered is something purple. This is just my thinking and not definite but I was also thinking if this is right then this could be another point to William being split like horcrux or another possibility is that at some point in the next game Vanny successfully bring spring trap into the real world once more. Just some ideas.

  • Entry Point Man
    Entry Point Man10 timer siden

    Imagine a guy named jake watching the intro

  • Hecteus
    Hecteus10 timer siden

    Game theory “Open the cabinet Jake” Me: “my names not Jake so guess I don’t gotta do it”

  • Mudalad12
    Mudalad1210 timer siden

    the only wholesome fnaf book, blackbird.

  • Haven Rose
    Haven Rose10 timer siden

    Wait. But gregory has the same shirt as frying child...

  • Haven Rose

    Haven Rose

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    @Attack Helicopter yeah, it's in the new trailer

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

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    Wait he has?

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

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    Frying is better

  • Haven Rose

    Haven Rose

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  • ExoticTerror
    ExoticTerror10 timer siden

    How come u weren’t posting fnaf theory vids for a long time mat? Pls answer

  • Leg3nd1603
    Leg3nd160310 timer siden

    no one talking about how the aspitipy parody works...? like... it REALLY does work

  • 《 kawaii weirdo 》
    《 kawaii weirdo 》10 timer siden

    When to watch this: When your washing dishes At 3am when u cant sleep Long car rides

  • The Iron Bear
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    So this is a mini theory for you on why mangle might make static noises, and generally a bit on how these bots function. So my idea is what if the bots feel pain, because mangle has definitely gone through something that would be painful. If the bots feel pain, mangle, if we believe actually is a take apart put back together attraction by the time we start fnaf 2, mangle might just be insane due to pain or stress or both. The static noise is just pure insanity that isn't really words. While I was researching the mangle idea I came up with another one, bad enough damage to the head can cause insanity, or stress, which can lead to insanity. Essentially my idea is, I don't believe in it much, that the character we play in fnaf 4 is insane. Doing that every night is probably stressfull, not to mention an awful head injury. The characters we play could be insane, its why we don't die too.

  • Ei Gaming
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    Maybe what is the box is a birth certificate and it has the name of the crying Child also known as Evan.

  • Reece Hoyt
    Reece Hoyt11 timer siden

    how did Michael become a robot because I thought the crying child was the robot

  • sly Salamander
    sly Salamander11 timer siden

    What if in the books Charlie’s brother what if he was like physic Fred bear?

  • Mila hunter
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    1234 sister location pizza simulator and vr help wanted this feels like and looks like a hint to which i know very little if anything about it seems to me good old vanny is the on the verge of a fifth slash lol???

  • Mila hunter
    Mila hunter11 timer siden

    in the mind of a person who is constantly in darkness those tally marks are actually the number of guards

  • sly Salamander
    sly Salamander11 timer siden

    The ending of the fourth closet made me sad but I might reread them to find something

  • Derek Arenas
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    But if in the book he never died then crying child didn`t experienced coma and you`re telling that the child is relatively another crying child or the same one making Evan Afton the murderer of the series and maybe he based itself on his brothers name to put to the "real Jake" would be Foxy bro and Jake would be Crying child and Evan Afton would be the main killer of the franchise and Michael would be Evan Afton`s brother that has not been told to us.

  • Mila hunter
    Mila hunter11 timer siden

    OPEN THE CUPBOARD JAAAAKE...... me !!!SHUT UP!!!! ya damn carpentry re opens laptop

  • •Strawberry Hxlo•
    •Strawberry Hxlo•11 timer siden

    Only the Gacha community would know crying child's name as Chris.

  • katelyn gamer
    katelyn gamer11 timer siden

    C.C. is Christopher, Chris Afton. its on google

  • Spookyskanda
    Spookyskanda11 timer siden

    one of the bears is an EVANgelist

  • Dylan Valdez
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    The amount of time the lore is taking is what killed the game