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

    EvanTubeGaming11 ngày trước

    guess im the crying child guys

  2. Top Knotch

    Top Knotch10 ngày trước

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  3. Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A10 ngày trước

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  4. Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood10 ngày trước

    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 Sherwood10 ngày trước

    @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 Eliza10 ngày trước

    who u?

  7. fouoii gyhh

    fouoii gyhh24 phút trước

    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

  8. 中国語凯撒巴伐利亚

    中国語凯撒巴伐利亚26 phút trước

    who's reddit

  9. fouoii gyhh

    fouoii gyhh23 phút trước

    Boi his name is chris

  10. Evan Karr

    Evan Karr45 phút trước

    i don’t like this

  11. Fathoudini 123

    Fathoudini 12346 phút trước

    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

  12. Lord beerme or us

    Lord beerme or usGiờ trước

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

  13. 日 MilkyChan 日

    日 MilkyChan 日Giờ trước

    *Matpat I can’t eat Lemons*

  14. Khanh Pham

    Khanh PhamGiờ trước

    I think crying child is Gregory

  15. OracleZAN

    OracleZAN2 giờ trước

    His name is Chris Afton

  16. OracleZAN

    OracleZAN8 phút trước

    @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

  17. Echo CT-21-0408

    Echo CT-21-040855 phút trước

    Any Evidence

  18. Bryan Beckert

    Bryan Beckert2 giờ trước

    i thank c.c name is chris

  19. Awesome Evan

    Awesome Evan2 giờ trước

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

  20. RedHood777

    RedHood7772 giờ trước

    Why doesn't the Dad just call every night

  21. Cat Smith

    Cat Smith2 giờ trước

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

  22. Bacon Fellow

    Bacon Fellow2 giờ trước

    Reddit is da smart bois

  23. Roopnarine Deonarine

    Roopnarine Deonarine2 giờ trước

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

  24. Wario Lande

    Wario Lande2 giờ trước

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

  25. Phoenix Dawn

    Phoenix Dawn2 giờ trước

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

  26. Tabitha The Galaxy Cat

    Tabitha The Galaxy Cat3 giờ trước

    His name is chris

  27. Echo CT-21-0408

    Echo CT-21-040854 phút trước

    Is there evidence

  28. Tabitha The Galaxy Cat

    Tabitha The Galaxy Cat3 giờ trước

    Boi his name is chris

  29. Pedro Carlson

    Pedro Carlson3 giờ trước

    also btw mangles name is maddie

  30. Pedro Carlson

    Pedro Carlson3 giờ trước

    You should check out scottworld the channel.

  31. Jax the animator

    Jax the animator3 giờ trước

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

  32. Billy Cabana

    Billy Cabana3 giờ trước

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

  33. Kalyb Olson

    Kalyb Olson3 giờ trước

    When the video about the new security trailer coming

  34. Andrew Manning

    Andrew Manning3 giờ trước

    What an intro that was amazing

  35. Martinez Fam

    Martinez Fam3 giờ trước

    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....


    I SAY LET IT DIE3 giờ trước

    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

  37. It’s Kate

    It’s Kate3 giờ trước

    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

  38. TØWER Games

    TØWER Games3 giờ trước

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

  39. Fabiana Morales

    Fabiana Morales4 giờ trước

    What if the crying child was cassidy

  40. DOOG

    DOOG4 giờ trước

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

  41. Minionmatronic SCT

    Minionmatronic SCT4 giờ trước

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

  42. Lord Skeletor

    Lord Skeletor4 giờ trước

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

  43. Lord Skeletor

    Lord Skeletor2 giờ trước

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

  44. King Cin

    King Cin2 giờ trước

    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

  45. anonymous the mystery

    anonymous the mystery4 giờ trước


  46. Leticia cat

    Leticia cat4 giờ trước


  47. Leticia cat

    Leticia cat4 giờ trước


  48. Mariska Lippett

    Mariska Lippett4 giờ trước

    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????

  49. Antiques History and Conspiracy's

    Antiques History and Conspiracy's4 giờ trước

    How many fnaf videos this guy got yet?

  50. the zombie slayer TTV

    the zombie slayer TTV4 giờ trước

    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

  51. Thebest Fishy 2211

    Thebest Fishy 22115 giờ trước

    Fnaf YES

  52. Gaming N’ Fun

    Gaming N’ Fun5 giờ trước

    #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

  53. Ryan McGrath

    Ryan McGrath5 giờ trước

    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

  54. Endercreep003

    Endercreep0035 giờ trước

    Keep your eyes on shadow Freddy 👀

  55. Fahrenheit

    Fahrenheit5 giờ trước

    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?

  56. dragomofice 99

    dragomofice 995 giờ trước

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

  57. TunSplowsion

    TunSplowsion5 giờ trước

    Matpat sounds so much like a detective in this video lol

  58. Samantha Bertrand

    Samantha Bertrand5 giờ trước

  59. CookieLord

    CookieLord5 giờ trước

    5:42 I laughed way too hard at this

  60. King Cin

    King Cin2 giờ trước

    Really? That part scared me lol

  61. Couchpotato:D

    Couchpotato:D5 giờ trước

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

  62. HopelessSimp

    HopelessSimp6 giờ trước

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

  63. Silver Quest

    Silver Quest6 giờ trước

    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

  64. Annie x Tokyo

    Annie x Tokyo6 giờ trước

    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?

  65. XxMidnightoceanxX

    XxMidnightoceanxX6 giờ trước

    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!

  66. kgomez

    kgomez6 giờ trước

    Whar if Evan stand fr something


    JJDABEAST6 giờ trước

    Hey could you guys do a fazbear frights book timeline

  68. onidub

    onidub6 giờ trước

    Im waiting for the security breach theroys

  69. Sucumfrunce12

    Sucumfrunce126 giờ trước


  70. Sucumfrunce12

    Sucumfrunce126 giờ trước


  71. River O'Neal

    River O'Neal7 giờ trước

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

  72. nancy lupian

    nancy lupian7 giờ trước

    I like train

  73. Prince_currly

    Prince_currly7 giờ trước

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

  74. NintenShibe

    NintenShibe7 giờ trước

    crying child did not have his weetabix

  75. Violet Nights

    Violet Nights7 giờ trước

    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.

  76. King Cin

    King Cin3 giờ trước

    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!

  77. Princess Jazmin

    Princess Jazmin7 giờ trước

    Evan Hanson !?


    MADELEINE GARCIA7 giờ trước

    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

  79. guilherme cunha

    guilherme cunha7 giờ trước


  80. guilherme cunha

    guilherme cunha7 giờ trước

    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

  81. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius7 giờ trước

    Ok Marpat You Seriuos? SOLVED FNAF Again? Jeez

  82. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius7 giờ trước

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

  83. Twister 107

    Twister 1077 giờ trước

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

  84. Justin ` Townson

    Justin ` Townson7 giờ trước


  85. TheRadaar

    TheRadaar7 giờ trước

    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.

  86. HGSM HG

    HGSM HG8 giờ trước

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

  87. Psycho Cloudy

    Psycho Cloudy8 giờ trước

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


    PARKER D'AMBROSIO8 giờ trước

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

  89. Darkboi

    Darkboi8 giờ trước

    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?"

  91. Abdullah Baarre

    Abdullah Baarre8 giờ trước

    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

  92. Krepp

    Krepp8 giờ trước

    It seems like the stories mirror each other

  93. Mei Hatsume

    Mei Hatsume8 giờ trước

    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

  94. Snug Plays

    Snug Plays8 giờ trước

    isn't his name chris afton-

  95. Snug Plays

    Snug Plays8 giờ trước

    @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...

  96. Scott Cotton

    Scott Cotton8 giờ trước

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

  97. maango_bam

    maango_bam8 giờ trước

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

  98. Diamante Mirabelle

    Diamante Mirabelle8 giờ trước

    0:29 you sounded like It for a moment, i was expecting him to say "Hiya Georgie..."

  99. Alexandria

    Alexandria9 giờ trước

    Anyone see the new movie and was disappointed

  100. Alicia Herzing

    Alicia Herzing9 giờ trước

    his name could be evan or chris

  101. don't read my channel picture

    don't read my channel picture9 giờ trước

    plot twist: matpat is wrong again

  102. Em3ra1d

    Em3ra1d9 giờ trước

    Ok guys I know this video is a week old but I have theory! So we know for a fact that the mall was being recently built in help wanted and it’s now finished. Now the question comes in, why are we at a mall in the first place? I have a simple yet interesting theory I believe that glitchtrap with all his influence sent vanny to the mall however using his power to get her a job as a security guard that way she won’t have a lot of suspicion towards her when he forces her to kidnap kids and kill them Gregory being one of them but escaping. So glitchtrap comes up with a new plan, let Vanessa search for him and find him but take over again and have Vanny take him! I know it’s a stretch but I honestly think it would be cool! Sry for the long rant 😅

  103. Lillian Dettmer

    Lillian Dettmer9 giờ trước

    Everyone just calls him Chris now because it’s gone on for so long TT

  104. Sabine Martinez

    Sabine Martinez9 giờ trước

    I think you can say it's a stretch, but Evan and Elizabeth sound like good sibling names that sound good together. If you now what I'm trying to say.

  105. hilary wailonis

    hilary wailonis9 giờ trước

    Please please pleaseee do an analysis/theory video on the new trailer for security breach, I'm BEGGING. WE ALL ARE!!

  106. Jen soto

    Jen soto9 giờ trước

    Not really I think that's not 🚫 really it(the name) it just doesn't feel like it fits

  107. lego plays roblox

    lego plays roblox10 giờ trước


  108. Beancake Beetle

    Beancake Beetle10 giờ trước

    I still REALLY feel like that there's more to the foxy thing, why he's out of order, was that ever solved? or just forgotten after it was disproven that he was the animatronic that did the bite of 87

  109. King Cin

    King Cin2 giờ trước

    We actually never looked into that...and I think he deserves some love. We do know that he starts saying "If you want to be a pirate, all you gotta do is lose an eye and an arm" (or something like that) but even when we see this story he's already out of order before that happened.

  110. Crxtical

    Crxtical10 giờ trước

    I know it's late and ur probably not reading comments now but in the new security breach trailer the boy has a black shirt with grey stripes in one shot you know the crying child then the gaurd calls him Gregory that is what I believe anyway

  111. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy10 giờ trước

    an interesting theory, but if you take the fact that 30+ years have passed since the bite, then you can understand that it is not true

  112. Electricpants 94

    Electricpants 9410 giờ trước

    Mathew Patrick's gone mad

  113. Max ghost105

    Max ghost10510 giờ trước

    why was matpat acting like pennywise

  114. Owen Czekay

    Owen Czekay11 giờ trước

    2:41 His name is Chris Afton

  115. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy11 giờ trước

    Chris=fanmade name stop spreading false information!

  116. ShrekHOTboi

    ShrekHOTboi11 giờ trước

    My second name is gabriel

  117. Vladimir Vela

    Vladimir Vela11 giờ trước

    You are wrong I have known fnaf for a long time and it is not Evan every thing he did like the back story all of that is right but the name of the crying child is wrong It is chris Afton Not Evan afton I knew the backstory before you solved it even the names and the dead kids in suits I knew that and I know that Evan is wrong it is Chris that’s all I’m going to say but it is Chris I’ll point out every mistake or something wrong and fix it for you even the names of the afton’s I knew always know I’ll fix the mistake bye that’s all

  118. Cervidae

    Cervidae11 giờ trước

    EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING! Matpat solved FNAF again!

  119. 【p】【u】【d】【d】 【i】【n】【k】【q】

    【p】【u】【d】【d】 【i】【n】【k】【q】11 giờ trước

    "most theories are trying to solve fnaf" also matpat: REDDITOR JUST SOLVED FNAF

  120. Eleanor Severson

    Eleanor Severson11 giờ trước

    did we forget about chris afton chris can be the crying child

  121. Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy10 giờ trước

    Did we forget that "Chris" is the fan-made name for Crying Child?