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

    guess im the crying child guys

    • Top Knotch
      Top Knotch

      I mean Evan made my childhood

    • Train guy 1 A
      Train guy 1 A

      EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

    • Bettina Sherwood
      Bettina Sherwood

      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

      @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

      who u?

  • Its S4B1L lol
    Its S4B1L lol

    But its a game

  • Mrs Krissy Fitzy
    Mrs Krissy Fitzy

    It’s chistopher

  • Seth Groves
    Seth Groves


  • wellwhat lol
    wellwhat lol

    When u said cristmas it sounded like 'chris' mas

  • Joseph Hommel
    Joseph Hommel

    Matt I think William is the one doing the talking through the fredbear doll ;)


    so I think "Mustard Man" at Willy Afton's house, the one who was kicked out of Jr's, is Willy Afton, why? because EVERY time we see afton, he is always in the shadows, hence the purple figure but in that minigame, he is shown in the light which is why he doesn't appear as a shadow a bit of a stretch, I know but I'd like to believe it

  • Neil Nixon Omega
    Neil Nixon Omega

    My gest crist

  • gacha dummy
    gacha dummy

    I thought his name was chirs or Christopher Afton

  • Iva

    ive been playing this game called phantom roe, could you please cover it please?

  • Em JayEm
    Em JayEm

    This must be old... the Morty thing .. I’m not here all the time but I very obviously and reasonably think of Pewdiepie and idk if he made the original jingle but lwiay def isn’t original.

  • O w O
    O w O

    I think crying child is cassidy 👁👄👁 Now i'll go see the video :>

  • TheGamingParrot

    Matpat: makes theory Scott: that’s now part of the lore I’m running out of ideas

  • Mango_c00kie

    mat pat: tries for years to solve fnaf reddit: *im bout to end this man's whole career* no seriously fnaf theory vids are so entertaining to watch

  • KeKe Oreo
    KeKe Oreo

    The beginning gave me pennywise vibes

  • Woopy Boi
    Woopy Boi

    Hey matpat so in into the pit william lays the children for every to see in the foxy gogogogo minigame in fnaf 2 he does the same thing you maybe saying "but that could be the backroom" it isnt its invisible to the animatronics remember? so this means that the foxy gogogo minigame is a flashback to 1985 i am not really that good of a fnaf theorist but hey maybe we will find out something using this new knowledge?

  • Devin Gibson
    Devin Gibson

    Okay first off you guys are amazing with game theory second the book will tell and I hope you in joy the fnaf book

  • Arnav Ganta
    Arnav Ganta

    Shadow ferrdy is crying child and his name is Chris A F O T O N

  • APEX

    Maybe it's a girl ,and it's ava ,but she just have short hair and gender swipe 😅

  • APEX

    I'm waiting for the day ,a guy will find a small detail somehow somewhere ,and bam ,everything is solved !

  • Elra Salamanca
    Elra Salamanca

    He used the wrong formula and got the right answer

  • skalaten dosent know?
    skalaten dosent know?


    • skalaten dosent know?
      skalaten dosent know?

      @Tereza Švábová i don't know i just thought about it

    • Tereza Švábová
      Tereza Švábová

      But why? Nave isn't even a proper name

  • Laven Lofi
    Laven Lofi

    Can't wait for the 50th+ videos on FNAF lore because Scott JUST WON'T LET THE STORY END AFTER YEARS 🤠

  • Morgan

    There's something that's been bugging me after watching dawko's interview with Scott. Dawko asked Scott which ending of fnaf 3 really happened, he didn't end up answering it but he did say the answer was 'complex." And that really bugs me because how would that be complex? It's either one ending or the other, right? No. I think there's an answer that nobody has thought of. What if both endings happened? This is just an example but what if sister location followed the events of the good ending and fnaf 2 followed the events of the good ending, it's probably not that specifically but I think it's an option worth considering. It would also explain why the franchise is so complicated lore wise. To quote you yourself "How can William afton be experimenting with remnant if he's sealed in a wall?!"

  • Maya Lee
    Maya Lee

    The Knight is the Knight no matter what. I still get enraged about that one, sorry -_-

  • Keanu Jaliens
    Keanu Jaliens

    its noah

    • Tereza Švábová
      Tereza Švábová


  • My Universe Comics
    My Universe Comics

    *sigh* Here we go again...

  • Reading and Gaming
    Reading and Gaming

    I think it is Christopher afton

    • Tereza Švábová
      Tereza Švábová



    "The one kid to have the first on screen death in the series" Charlotte from fnaf 2 minigame: **sad puppet noises**

  • Tasha Parmelee
    Tasha Parmelee

    Hey I think I know why hollow knight is a higher being he is not a higher being he is a part of a higher being the hollow knight has void in him at the start so that's why he use his skills and with the heart of the void he has a God on his side i am referring to the God of void because the hollow knight was made with void but i can be wrong

  • Among

    The crying child is chris afton

  • evan trevena
    evan trevena

    I'm fine with the name Evan. I'm coming for you game therost🙃😭

  • Logan Hill
    Logan Hill

    its crhis affton.

    • Tereza Švábová
      Tereza Švábová


    • •ɢᴀᴍᴇʀ ᴀɪᴀ•シ
      •ɢᴀᴍᴇʀ ᴀɪᴀ•シ

      learn How to spell.

  • Moemoee

    Matpat pleaseeeee do a theory on little nightmaress, theres so many unexplained things in that game i think it'd be cool if u can solve em hehe

  • Andre Gacho
    Andre Gacho

    Day 1 of asking game theory ro make a video about godzilla nes replay

  • Combine

    How many "solved" videos can one person possibly make

  • the animator of games
    the animator of games

    I thought it was chris afton welp its evan

    • the animator of games
      the animator of games

      Wait theres more

  • •Emily•Bemily•

    There is a change that Evan is crying child's name but we're just over thinking everything becouse the fnaf lore is so complex and we have been trying to figure it out for so long that we've forgotten how live

  • Dylan M
    Dylan M

    Ah yes another unwinable war

  • Hailey Delgado
    Hailey Delgado

    honestly i rather have a name then no name at this point. Also if you watch fnaf gacha you’ll know for some reason everyone calls the crying child chris, it annoys me!

  • asadjustasad

    the child is me after dropping icecream ;)

  • Evan Murphy
    Evan Murphy

    wait i am too

  • Nightmare

    Bruh I ain’t even know fnaf had a Reddit... can someone drop a link to it. It’s COVID, I like fnaf, and have hella time... lmao

  • ggbrandon69

    Wait its been so long sens i have whatch

  • Ben Wilcox
    Ben Wilcox

    6 years since fnaf 4?! Damn I’m old

  • AdamworldYT

    Me:*watches the intro* Me:hmmm... there,s nothing good anyways.(actually i am afraid) Matpat:What the?

  • mohamed fawzy
    mohamed fawzy

    The crying child's name starts with a c

  • Amru Mubina
    Amru Mubina

    0:37 "open the cabbages"

  • Edu65

    MandJTV reference :)

  • Aniyah Bell
    Aniyah Bell

    Plzzz do little nightmares

  • ULTIMATE YOUTUBER and battlebots fights
    ULTIMATE YOUTUBER and battlebots fights

    2:45 no not really the animatronics took that spot in fnaf 3

  • Shadow Bonnie
    Shadow Bonnie

    I have a feeling that this after putting all these pieces together and looking in the the survival logbook and fazbear frights blackbird book that the name Evan is going to mean nothing. The only reason I say that is because if crying child died in the bite of 83 and possess Golden Freddy with Cassidy. How is he in the military/army if he is dead? And how could he have a kid if he is dead? But it is very unusual that the fact that Evan says that he has a brother named Michael and looks different, makes me question my thought.

  • Kuma

    I like how he explains the theories so thoroughly that even if you don’t really like fnaf makes you want to listen and wanting for more

  • I play games
    I play games

    Am i the only one that noticed the MandJtv aspitapy intro??

  • Mohd Irwan Bin Abdullah
    Mohd Irwan Bin Abdullah

    the name is chris ;-;

  • Kenseigh Arthur
    Kenseigh Arthur

    Well crying child aka Evan or chris possess d shadow freddy

  • Jack • 50 years later
    Jack • 50 years later

    Imaginee being named jake

  • r0._ qw
    r0._ qw

    Anyone else waiting for him to do a little nightmares 2 theory

  • Kenseigh Arthur
    Kenseigh Arthur


  • yuitr loing
    yuitr loing

    The fanf mystery is today’s equivalent of fermats last theorem

    • yuitr loing
      yuitr loing

      Oh mr vanoss u taste so good

  • Nathan Prindler
    Nathan Prindler

    Mat's disclaimer admitting to the use of bias for his thought experiments was such a relief to hear. Some videos have been pretty annoying. XD

  • Tatiana Rodriguez
    Tatiana Rodriguez

    You should do a theory on the Little Nightmares universe

  • Frezomere Seraphim
    Frezomere Seraphim

    Tally up your scores, I wish i had the logbook so i could try out some combinations. Evan seems like it could be the name of the crying child but why in the book would the name be of the father and not the kid. To find out the kid's name is probably going to need a LOT coming from the book. The name Cassidy took a lot to figure out, It seems like everything is on track but Evan might just be another clue to something else in the book, where else in the book can you plug letters into. and also there is more space in the foxy grid, maybe we shouldn't be adding everything, keep certain numbers separated.

  • shanelord doom
    shanelord doom

    People call the cry child chris

  • AstroCatts

    Love fnaf! Could you please do a little nightmares 2 theory for the secret ending as well as a story line theory?

  • Frenie Newbear
    Frenie Newbear

    Hey, Matpat. Big fan. I'm not sure if I already told you this but I made a theory way back when FNAF: VR Help Wanted came out. In "The Curse of Dreadbear", after you beat a level of the game, you are taken to a bunker house where you can throw darts at three clown posters. Although it is super rare to spawn all three, if you managed to do this, the entire room becomes possessed by Golden Freddy hence the neon colors and the words "IT'S ME" in front of you. Now, at the time, it was very confusing from a lore standpoint because we all were led to believe that Golden Freddy was in Hell tormenting William Afton aka the Purple Guy. However, Afton's spirit was spawn from the game and reborn as "Glitchtrap". (As you already know.) So, I believe that if he can somehow come back, then that means Cassidy aka Golden Freddy can too. When Special Delivery came out, specifically the trailer, there is a television screen in one of the rooms that flashes the words "IT'S ME" and the letter "C". I have a suspicion that the reason the animatronics in Special Delivery are escaping out into the real world is because Cassidy aka Golden Freddy is controlling them. The same way she was controlling them in Ultimate Custom Night. So, what does this mean? Well, Special Delivery has officially brought Golden Freddy into the game. And while that is interesting on its own, there is something else that is even more interesting. Golden Freddy is standing! Granted, he's not standing very well but for the first time in FNAF history, he's standing on his own two feet. Not to mention, he is using Ballora's and Toy Freddy's game tactic. We all used to think that he didn't have an endoskeleton which was why he was unable to roam around like the other animatronics. Instead, he just teleported and gave us hallucinations. For those of you fans that are reading this and have watched Game Theory only a million times, you should know that Matpat made a theory about Golden Freddy being possessed by more than just one child. Well, I believe that those other children whoever they may be (Crying Child from FNAF 4), moved onto the afterlife like most of the other children. Sense Cassidy decided to stay, it could explain as to why Golden Freddy can now stand because now, he is being possessed by only one child. Maybe after William Afton returned from the grave yet again, Cassidy found a way to return as well. Maybe she will be in Security Breach controlling the Glamrock animatronics hoping to stop Glitchtrap and Vanny from starting the cycle all over again. Even though there is no evidence of Golden Freddy in Security Breach, we all know that it doesn't necessarily mean he won't somehow make an appearance. Maybe Golden Freddy is now acting as the Marionette giving gifts and giving life to the animatronics. If so, it would explain how Glamrock Freddy is fully aware and attempting to protect a child named "Gregory". The reason I'm sharing this with everyone is because it's a theory I've been thinking about for a while and now that we see Golden Freddy in Special Delivery, I can't help but wonder if maybe I'm right. If I'm wrong, that's fine too. But it is still fascinating nonetheless. Anyway, I hope you'll see this Matpat and take it into consideration. If I'm right, great. But if I'm wrong, that's fine too. I just really wanted to share this with you to see what you would think. 💚💚💚

  • Gabriel Sch
    Gabriel Sch

    And new fnaf game didnt even came out

  • Cassie H
    Cassie H

    I feel weird but I also smile watching videos about golden freddy things because my name is Cassidy lol

  • aw s
    aw s

    This is like the 80th time fnaf was “solved”

  • Tia Bean
    Tia Bean

    The first 50 sec was kinda scary like dang its coll kind of scary

  • -Moon-

    So I’m a bit late, but there’s another characters name I’d like to talk about. Mrs.Afton’s name. Please keep in mind that this could easily be 100% a coincidence. So if you look at a particular list of, “most common middle names in America”, you can find the names Elizabeth, William, and Micheal. (The name “Alan” is also there, which has the same balance of vowels and consonants as “Evan”, and in the same location.) And they’re across from eachother in this weird, overlapping way. So if you keep cross-referencing them, it seems that Mrs.Afton’s name is “Anne” or “Ann”. Give me a momment to copy-paste the list here... Girls - USA Boys - USA 1. Marie/Maree 1. Alan 2. Anne/Ann 2. Michael 3. Lynn 3. James 4. Elizabeth 4. William You could also see it as “Lynn” or, “Marie” or “Maree”, especially if you take into consideration “Alan” as well. I feel like Mrs.Afton is eventually going to be a bigger part of the story than she currently is as a reference from Ballora. Looking into the meanings behind the names, it seems “Ann/Anne” commonly means “grace”, which could be a reference to Ballora. “Lynn” commonly means “a body of water”, and “Marie/Maree” seems to mean, “star of the sea”. If anyone has anything else to add, please go ahead. Can we try to get MatPat to see this theory? Or just more people? I don’t have access to any of the games or books, so I’m hoping someone who does can find any evidence to confirm or deny this, and I’m really hoping I’m right so we can finally have the entire Afton family named (aside from the community-given names for C.C and Mrs.Afton of Chris and Clara-which I have no problem with, by the way). Thank you for your time ^^

  • Xyphtic

    scary intro

  • Neko person
    Neko person

    Have we all decided that Williams wife’s name is Clara or...?

  • Wrld of Snxgg
    Wrld of Snxgg

    Little nightmares 2 or 1 theories that would be very entertaining

  • Sapphire The dog
    Sapphire The dog

    Damn, Evan? Reminds me of this channel I used to watch called Evantube. Good memories

  • alexia tefa
    alexia tefa

    Crying child names r Evan,Chris and C.C

  • Mkx_ninja_ blades
    Mkx_ninja_ blades

    Oh mr vanoss u taste so good

  • Alex Baliotti
    Alex Baliotti

    Theory: Michael Alton is actually the owner of a world famous spaghetti restaurant franchise located somewhere within Northern Ireland

  • Sam Claypool
    Sam Claypool

    Has anyone tried putting the bloodstain page numbers onto the foxy grid

  • Player 1
    Player 1

    Me after watching all the fanfaf theory’s oh yeah it’s big brain time

  • Shamus O'Coileáin
    Shamus O'Coileáin

    FNAF Video: Gets 4M views in four days. Video on Whether Dream Cheated on Minecraft Speedrun: 5.6M views in one month. Who's the real winner here?

    • Shamus O'Coileáin
      Shamus O'Coileáin

      I do love how whenever MatPat makes a FNAF video it gets about 4M views while most of his other content is somewhere between 1-2M.

  • Declan Lee
    Declan Lee

    Evan spelled backwards is Nave which if you add an i it will make the word Naive maybe its a wild goose chase

  • BIRD

    Drip Evan

  • Og_ Awesome
    Og_ Awesome

    Mat pat I think I sloved the season 5 name mystery I think the name vi or drift so take a look at the fortnite season name mystery tell me in the comments if you need help and don’t be afraid of saying this comment in a video

  • Og_ Awesome
    Og_ Awesome


  • Cooled

    We need theory on little nightmares 2 ending I have to know

  • Morgan jadrien Lee
    Morgan jadrien Lee

    Impossiple crying Child was dead before hE can have a child like you say HIS spirit is trap In golden freddy

  • Yahlandah

    Can we get a game theory on My little nightmares 2??!?! Please i need it

  • Mariana Costilla
    Mariana Costilla

    Can you do a theory over little nightmares 1 and 2

  • Hayden Jobb
    Hayden Jobb


  • reactor 27
    reactor 27

    So if cc is even then Mike is Evan's brother than Jake is Evan's son so maybe fnaf is a big loop where Mike and evan make a nother pizzeria which loops to five nights at candy hope u mention this comment

  • freddy fazboi
    freddy fazboi

    Jake gang, where you at?

  • Sydnee Christmann
    Sydnee Christmann

    Who says crying child is a guy maybe crying child is a girl named Eva.

  • The B o i.
    The B o i.

    Plot Twist: Every time fnaf is solved, scott thinks up a way to change it up to make sure that the fans can never have a true answer. Because scott is a genius, in marketing, game creating, and storytelling.

  • Qryxsasaraus

    Where little nightmares 2

  • Spicy Fry
    Spicy Fry

    Evidence? Don’t you mean...EVAN-dence?

    • •Roseeyz Forever•
      •Roseeyz Forever•


  • Dan B
    Dan B

    Evan Afton is a cyborg using his powers to fight terrorism the family with the complete refusal to die fighting the good fight

  • Edits_By_Ava 44
    Edits_By_Ava 44


  • Scott Cawthon
    Scott Cawthon

    Not quiet (;

  • alpha _candy
    alpha _candy

    Me watching gacha aftons stuff be like: ... What is wrong with chris' face Me watching this: ... Maybe chris