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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  • guess im the crying child guys

    EvanTubeGamingEvanTubeGamingPrieš 12 dienų
    • WHAT

      J nightJ nightPrieš 2 val
    • I mean Evan made my childhood

      Top KnotchTop KnotchPrieš 11 dienų
    • EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

      Train guy 1 ATrain guy 1 APrieš 11 dienų
    • 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 SherwoodBettina SherwoodPrieš 11 dienų
    • @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

      Bettina SherwoodBettina SherwoodPrieš 11 dienų
  • but doesnt crying child or evan or chris soul be in shadow freddy

    Help Friends ServicesHelp Friends ServicesPrieš 16 minučių
  • Legit thought the intro was just MattPat finally losing his mind because of these FNAF videos.

    King Of HeartsKing Of HeartsPrieš 20 minučių

    Ainat NegronAinat NegronPrieš 36 minučių
  • I'm gonna need a new timeline at this point

    Beth_04Beth_04Prieš 36 minučių
  • evan

    Kenneth SmithKenneth SmithPrieš 42 minutes
  • chrs.

    Kenneth SmithKenneth SmithPrieš 44 minutes
  • I am going to *s c r e e c h.* Now I have to explain why I'm changing my Chris to Evan and have people attack me because either I don't ship Mennard or their just jerks. *F M L*

    Scarlet pinxityScarlet pinxityPrieš 48 minučių
  • Line up all the family members names of the afton family and see if the letters make a name that's just a quess

    Dembones skeliDembones skeliPrieš 54 minutes
  • By this point the definition of “solved FNAF” to Matt is just when he makes a discovery and assumes what will happen and crossing his fingers the next game is the last Scott makes.

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  • It’s Ethan because it’s better than Evan

    Ian BickIan BickPrieš val
  • Speaking of c.c my friend had this theory if you look at this image: file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/af/15/81032371-65E8-446E-9C64-6C0CF7012737/IMG_8209.jpeg my friend saw two stripes like c.c in someone’s trailer, so she told the group chat cause yes- and since she barley watches you I told you for her I honestly just thin Gregory might have stripes on his shirt cause- l.I.f.e but yeah-

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  • Hello everyone welcome to fan theory

    Dembones skeliDembones skeliPrieš val
  • What I thought it wwas Chris?

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  • While watching fnaf 4 again (specifically markiplier) and I noticed that a kid actually had a spring bonnie toy that matched almost exactly with the plush trap toy in one of the books. It was in part 3 of markiplier's fnaf vid at 12:41 . Not sure if you got this, but wanted to put this up anyway

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  • Well, that penny's intro was fun

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  • EVAN

    Br1ttanyxoBr1ttanyxoPrieš val
  • Where’s our DAD THORRY STOP WITH THESES BOKS TOO PROOF THORIES (sarcasm) but please more dad he’s got something going on

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  • Gotta love Emotionally Repressed Child

    Matthew MillerMatthew MillerPrieš val
  • The puppets name is not Charlie its Charlotte Emily

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  • 1:42 my brain really just quoted that dude from veggietales... "they've never given me a name. i've been here since day one and i STILL don't have a name."

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  • The crying child name is chris

    The firestarThe firestarPrieš val
  • Shitposting on another level XD

    Akshit SinghAkshit SinghPrieš 2 val
  • Honestly fnaf needs to come to an end it feels like it’s just getting dragged out now

    Thomas AngellThomas AngellPrieš 2 val
  • My life is over why I thought the crying child's name was Chris like Chris Afton

    lizzy ._.2lizzy ._.2Prieš 2 val
  • The lore in a nutshell: *confusion*

    thatpvcguythatpvcguyPrieš 3 val
  • Wolfy: it must be Evan! Me: it must be Evan! Mattpatt: it just can’t be Evan! Also me: it just can’t be!

    Jenisah TejedaJenisah TejedaPrieš 3 val
  • Before you get mad at me for this, just listen. We know Aston is springtrap, since in ucn it called scraptrap “Afton” and scaptrap is springtrap who is purple guy. But what if mustered man is William and purple guy is mike? When does it actually say that purple guy is WILLIAM afton? This would seem to solve a few points that have bothered people, although I am not saying that this is definite. Just think about it and what it can mean for the lore. Please like this so Mattpat sees it. The only time it would be weird for the games is in ucn in the old man consequences part where afton is screaming “mike.” Other than that I don’t see anything in the games that disproves this. Again, just something I would like for people to think about.

    Xer RexXer RexPrieš 3 val
    • wait, are you saying that there are 2 springtraps?

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs GsgsgsyPrieš 3 val
  • haha my name is Evan

  • The game theorists, Ruining your childhood since 2011.

    Adelle HagleyAdelle HagleyPrieš 3 val
  • Can crying child be Michael

    Max chihaiMax chihaiPrieš 3 val
  • I have come to RIP everyone’s souls that is in my way!!!!! Vengeance SHALL BE MINE

    The One You Shouldn’t Have KilledThe One You Shouldn’t Have KilledPrieš 3 val
  • MatPat: blackbird was the saddest Me: *laughs in The Cliffs*

    Keepongoing446Keepongoing446Prieš 3 val
  • How big brain do you have to be to come up with this?!

    DetwandDetwandPrieš 3 val
  • It’s reddit, it’s a hard maybe

    Awesome BreadAwesome BreadPrieš 3 val
  • What if jake is the crying child just Scott changed it to trick us into thinking there not relatable

    Samuel RamosSamuel RamosPrieš 4 val
  • I always thought crying child was chris

    Art BlockArt BlockPrieš 4 val
  • Sooooo, we gonna see a video about the new trailer or what? :3

    Darkness CosplaysDarkness CosplaysPrieš 4 val
  • Bendy

    Nelson NavarroNelson NavarroPrieš 4 val
  • yes im sold with crying child being evan

    LogicAltLogicAltPrieš 4 val
  • And 4 days later fnaf security breach trailer gets released... Coincidence...I think not.

    The RPGThe RPGPrieš 5 val
  • I just missed alot of stuff

    Donlee TvDonlee TvPrieš 5 val
  • crying child is chris afton

    louisjaco olivierlouisjaco olivierPrieš 5 val
    • "Chris" is not canon

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs GsgsgsyPrieš 3 val
  • Make's sense because the foxy magazine and the marks, the marks are from Mike Afton and the magazine of foxy, Mike the brother of the crying child ''EVAN'' and foxy. Mike Afton, foxy bro.

    nicoaparicio1nicoaparicio1Prieš 5 val
  • I would think that the tally marks by Micheal would be a or the thing used to solve for the name because even if the kid didn't know his name his brother would definitely know it

    Homer HansonHomer HansonPrieš 5 val
  • r/chonkers

    Takara FujiforestTakara FujiforestPrieš 6 val
  • So, I have a thought. Matpat, if you see this, please hear me out. We all know how we are missing one Afton family member: Mrs. Afton. We have already established that Ballora may be a Mrs. Afton stand-in. We also know that Scott Cawthon doesn't do coincidences. So when we are introduced to the ONLY possibly adult female character in the franchise, it triggered something. Vanessa, who we do not know the last name of, might be an Afton? So, I looked at Ballora and nothing really stood out except for the song. So I re-listened to the song and may have found something. I know this song can be interpreted different ways, but this one does make sense. "Why do you hide inside your walls", we are playing as Gregory, a kid who is hiding behind anything he can so he doesn't die. "When there is music in my halls" We are in a pizza plex, it is most likely going to be loud with music. "All I see is an empty room, no more joy an empty tomb" All the other kids are gone, no more children playing, no more joy. No one is there making it an "empty tomb" for us. This all sounds great and all, but then my next question would be: "Why isn't Ballora in Fnaf VR?" Mat, your roast may come back to haunt you. Could it be that Ballora isn't in Fnaf VR because then there would technically be two of the same character? We know that in that game we are listening to "tape girl" or Vanessa. So wouldn't it be weird for us to be talking to Vanessa and to be fighting against a "Vanessa stand-in". So maybe that is why she isn't there. I feel as if this is just a bunch of loose ends that I'm trying to tie together, but this is all I got.

    Tidiane SandersTidiane SandersPrieš 6 val
  • Please move on.

    Devils gaurdDevils gaurdPrieš 6 val
  • LOL

    Jack BrollyJack BrollyPrieš 6 val

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  • I did not think that fnaf was still a thing

    Antonio FriendsAntonio FriendsPrieš 6 val
  • I know the theory is 2 spirits in golden freddie (GF) but I think theres only one. So the crying child from FNAF4 is in GF then in sister location night 4 you're trapped in a spring lock suit. If that turns out to be the GF suit then it means GF got scooped, the only way it isnt the GF suit is if theres a third spring lock suit we never saw. Because we saw spring trap alive at the end of sister location when michael calls out to his father. Then when Enard enters the player he leaves but the purple guy doesnt die. Could that be because his brothers spirit stays behind and keeps him alive?

    jimmyrobo61jimmyrobo61Prieš 7 val
  • Cassidy looked scary

    Jhancel Lawrence MarasiganJhancel Lawrence MarasiganPrieš 7 val
  • Hey mat pat I have a theory about fnaf 4 what if we are playing as michael afton and not the crying child. I think that he is having nightmares about what he did to his brother a burning reminder of what him and his friends did. Like you said when you said that fnaf 4 doesn't make sense if it were real. Shouldn't the crying child be in the hospital why would he be at his house and he is sleeping in the crying child's room because he misses his brother.

    Levi GardnerLevi GardnerPrieš 7 val
  • I’m really thankful 4 ur work on ur vids it’s really good

    Queen Brie GamingQueen Brie GamingPrieš 7 val
  • I thought his name was Chris/Christopher

    Queen Brie GamingQueen Brie GamingPrieš 7 val
    • I mean I’m probably wrong

      Queen Brie GamingQueen Brie GamingPrieš 7 val
  • Mat needs to be a voice actor for fnaf that skit at the beginning was amazing

    Captain CookieCaptain CookiePrieš 7 val
  • #Evan

    Dr.Slime-RobloxDr.Slime-RobloxPrieš 7 val
  • Guys I just realised if fnaf vr confirmed that the fnaf games are all a cover up story doesn't that mean that the bite of 87 was a cover for what actually happened. If this is wrong don't mind me I'm just dumb.

    IceWyvernBoy WyvernLoverIceWyvernBoy WyvernLoverPrieš 7 val
  • The crying child is chris

    Jasmin YasinsenJasmin YasinsenPrieš 7 val
    • "Chris" is not canon

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  • The real theory should be where the heck the name chris came from.

    Mallory WileyMallory WileyPrieš 8 val
    • the name "Chris" appeared on some channel and then GoldBox made an animation using audio from that channel. And since there was no alternative, people started to use the names "Chris" "Terrence" although no word was said about them.

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs GsgsgsyPrieš 7 val
  • I don't know if you've solved this theory yet but...what if the mysterious pizza place you mentioned in one of your theories is Circus Baby's Pizza World?

    Ana Laura Davila JochAna Laura Davila JochPrieš 8 val

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  • Dear MatPat, it would be an honour to quickly draw your attention to something that is yet to be solved and may be important to the lore. Going back in time to sister location on night 4 we're put in an unknown springlock suit. I've been wonder since I played night 4 what it was if you could solve it I would be very thankful Edit: please like so matpat will see

    Nightmare AltNightmare AltPrieš 8 val
  • If I had a nickel for every time matpat used the sentance "What We MISSED!" in his titles, I'd have Three Nickels Which isn't alot, but its weird that it happened three times.

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  • isn’t the name of the crying child chris afton

    aiger akabaneaiger akabanePrieš 8 val
    • oh

      aiger akabaneaiger akabanePrieš 8 val
    • Chris=fannade name

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  • guys, has anyone else noticed that the bottom of the word search says "what is your name"?

  • Evan gang rise up

    KrazyGaKrazyGaPrieš 8 val
  • Do you ever think if scott is watching matpats videos about fnaf and when he theorises something right scott claps his hands slowly?

    Ianachiuc DariusIanachiuc DariusPrieš 8 val
  • Hey i have a theory. Although there is alot of similarities between crying child and Evan but the fnaf security breach action figure "Glamrock freddy and Gregory" Gregory looks alike the crying child. Brown hair with black eyes. And this could mean Gregory had his first bad memory of the pizeria here and was scared from the animatrinics.

    moonlight 3876moonlight 3876Prieš 9 val
    • about 30+ years have passed since the bite, so Gregory is not C.C . But I will not argue, the theory is pretty good

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs GsgsgsyPrieš 8 val
  • I think crying child isn't Evan but maybe jake

    Lori RonzLori RonzPrieš 9 val
  • Mat what are your thoughts about the new fnaf breach game on ps5

    Mark LeightonMark LeightonPrieš 9 val
  • Matpat, i dont really know if you have adressed this before( yes, I went and looked all the videos) and from what I know, you have never really introduced the idea that maybe the reason why the lore book asks:" do you remember your name" is because Michael( crying child) might have never been his child from the beginning.How come do we not know that the bite of 83 was William Afton's intentions to take away sammy( henry's kid) from him as retribution from baby killing elizabeth? Its possible that William knew about this since Henry's kid, Charlotte was built as a robot and also that different memories could have been faked to say that his name is Michael....It makes sense since him escaping from his place( henry's house) because of William's help.... also, have you noticed that the crying child did not have friends at his supposedly "birthday party"? I will also assume that the one who brought friends and actually had fun at the place was foxy bro....mmmmm sorry if im wrong

    Fernando DuronFernando DuronPrieš 10 val

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  • Anyone else notice this? Ok I know sister location is very old and that but I just wanted to point this out that.....this might be crucial to the sister location the two technicians were killed and in fnaf 2 or 3 phone guy mentions about two technicians being killed.

    HR2HR2Prieš 10 val
  • My name is Elizabeth My Brothers name is Evan 🤔😬😳

    Vera PetrovićVera PetrovićPrieš 10 val
  • what if Evan is actually just a ghost and when he is out Cassidy takes over and maybe evan gave his son the brain tumor

    DeenMachine29DeenMachine29Prieš 10 val
  • shouldn't it be jake then?

    Ryann LewisRyann LewisPrieš 10 val
  • I think Chris was the original in the golden freddy suit but then he was kicked out by Cassidy and then shadow Freddy a clone of golden freddy

    Joshua GraingerJoshua GraingerPrieš 10 val
  • A lot of people say the crying child is named chris

    Princel PanganoronPrincel PanganoronPrieš 11 val
    • @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy its so overused that everyone thinks its canon lol

      Gacha HanzGacha HanzPrieš 10 val
    • well then they are wrong, the name "chris" was created by fans and not by Scott

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs GsgsgsyPrieš 10 val
  • I cant believe Mat is still going on about fnaf theories after 7 years. I'm pretty sure the only reason new stuff comes out is so he can talk about it at this point.

    Matthew WhithamMatthew WhithamPrieš 11 val
  • Me: fingers crossed for the name Chris matpat: Evan me:nooo

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  • In the middle of nowhere all of this exited and still does

    DeenMachine29DeenMachine29Prieš 11 val
    • existed*

      DeenMachine29DeenMachine29Prieš 10 val
  • What

    sijawir officialsijawir officialPrieš 11 val
  • MatPat there's a new fnaf game coming i think it's called security breach

    madL88pmadL88pPrieš 12 val
  • The crying child name is Chris Afton

    Alyas WatsonAlyas WatsonPrieš 12 val
    • Chris=fan made name

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs GsgsgsyPrieš 11 val
  • Nobody ever seems to remember that Phone Guy still doesn't have a name…

    Cleveland RockCleveland RockPrieš 12 val
  • Bruh you missed a great pun at the end "evidence" cmon matpat the dudes name is evan why not use "evendence?"

    CT 6468CT 6468Prieš 12 val
  • the books out

    slop popslop popPrieš 13 val
  • I think that William after the death of his children tried till other children in the hopes of bringing them back to life

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  • Or is Jac the crying child because the hospital things in his room please try to fit this in your it is a good example for it

    Rory pay attention To your MumRory pay attention To your MumPrieš 13 val
  • the start sound like pennywise

    slop popslop popPrieš 13 val
  • So uhh hm. Just gonna leave this and patiently wait for MatPats insane theories for the new game that's gonna be released

    HikariHikariPrieš 13 val
  • Here's a theory: Fnaf is just a game and you all are crazy

    Aiden BillerAiden BillerPrieš 13 val
  • Matpat pg. 95 was G it was 94 that was N

    Snowstriker05Snowstriker05Prieš 13 val
  • I thought his name was chris???

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  • good video :)

    Cole MilweeCole MilweePrieš 14 val
  • 2:06 why W H Y

    Yeroc 64Yeroc 64Prieš 14 val
  • 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

    Tymek95Tymek95Prieš 15 val
  • Wait, Evan Afton, shorten that to EA, Electronic Arts, EA sports fnaf is the game (kinda rolls of the tongue). EA sports owns FNAF.

    Vinnie StevensonVinnie StevensonPrieš 15 val