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?

  • Tyler D
    Tyler D

    I really would like to see a theory on The Room. It's a great puzzle game series with a hidden truth that unfolds as you play the games. They recently released their 4th pc game and I think there is some good theorizing to be done throughout the games.

  • wolfietimestrio

    Isint evan or cc sleeping forever the phone guy said

  • Mr.a2000 Yaaaas
    Mr.a2000 Yaaaas

    well some people are saying the crying child's name is Chris

  • SommerwurstHD

    Maybe the crying child's name is just eva And this story is gonna turn into a story where people fight angels with hige robots

  • Suhana Maharjan
    Suhana Maharjan

    Maybe Mike real name is evan

  • Amanda Buell
    Amanda Buell

    CCs real name is Chris afton

    • Enid Animates
      Enid Animates

      No, that’s just what people called him as they didn’t know his actual name.


    years have past since FNAF was bombarded with normal dudes-turned INlabel famous. and that THEORY isn't solved at all?! for me, i dont care anymore... i miss 2014

  • tanjiro.official

    I used to call him Michael afton Jr.

  • Justin Hayes
    Justin Hayes

    I have a theory about scrap chica so it is the fnaf 1 chica the same one that was dismantled in the night end minigames in fnaf 3 my theory is that the suit is empty her soul moved on so it is just a shell of what it once was.

  • Mj Williams
    Mj Williams

    What video is the Monika costume from 3:22 if I know tell me

  • Miguel Gonzalez
    Miguel Gonzalez

    The bite of 83 kid is still alive and Is the night guard in all the games

  • dylandrin

    am i the only one who thought matpat sounded like penny wise?

  • william taylor
    william taylor

    mat can you do a theory on slender man

  • Drake Boutte
    Drake Boutte

    At this point, you can’t “solve” FNAF right now considering there is a new game coming in a little while, so that’s another assload of lord to figure out

  • sebastian thorsen
    sebastian thorsen

    i have seen people say the crying child i called chris

    • Enid Animates
      Enid Animates

      Yes, because otherwise he was nameless, so I guess they chose Chris because I guess the *Ch* in child and the noise *ri* and just called him that!

  • Rinah Joyce B. Muyrong
    Rinah Joyce B. Muyrong

    it's Chris duh

    • soupinfested guy
      soupinfested guy

      no its not. chris is just some name the fnaf gacha fandom made up

  • PCWD vlogs and gaming
    PCWD vlogs and gaming

    Hey Mat, random thing here but have u noticed that when you die from molten Freddy in ultimate custom night, he has the same voice as the Bonnie puppet on fun time Freddy’s hand? Probably nothing interesting but 👍

  • Normal person
    Normal person

    Everybody gangsta until MatPat made the video

  • Logan McNeill
    Logan McNeill

    When I first played fnaf 4 with my mom I chose to give the crying child a name and guess what that name was.........EVAN! Hahaha I beat you reddit users and matpat I beat you 2 years before you! jk it was just I thought he looked like an evan

  • MJ Howl
    MJ Howl

    E V A N

  • Path_Nova

    Keep up good work matpat


    best game theory and have fun playing the new fnaf game

  • Unicornsbeastyo

    i think the crying child is Gregory from security breech. the crying child was killed in 1983, as evidence from the TV in the crying child's living room. and the location visited in the silver eyes, is an abandoned mall where they built over the original Freddy's pizzeria location. the silvers eyes takes place in 1995 leaving plenty of room for the mall to shut down. I know that "Dave" if that is his real name, is still walking around but, we can ignore that because the books are not exactly canon, different elements take place in different corners of the series canon. We can assume that Gregory witnessed a murder right? well some people would argue that the crying child ALSO witnessed a murder. Therefore, Gregory could very well be the crying child. The only problem with that theory is we do not know exactly when the mall was open.

    • Jakub Grono
      Jakub Grono

      I dont think this is crying child becuse fnaf seciurity breach is a sequel to fnaf help wanted with happend after all of the orginal fnaf games and that would mean that crying child is already is golden freddy

  • Eliane Caetano
    Eliane Caetano


  • faith Ward carmello
    faith Ward carmello

    This has nothing to do with this theory but in ultimate custom night during the Chica high school cut scenes at one point you can see foxy's Hook in Chicas bag probably already covered it but just want to point it out

  • Dennis’ Blog
    Dennis’ Blog

    100% sold

  • Geebros

    I had a doubt. Is Freddy's (First one) open before/while the bite of '83? If no, then press read more. If yes, it makes sense but if you want to see the problem, then you can press read more. Because, in the start of FNaF 4, Evan's (Or crying child{Hello EvanTubeGaming}.) room have the main four on the corner. How does he have their plushies when Freddy's is open after the Bite of '83? (If freddy's is open after the Bite of '83)

  • Fellow Australian
    Fellow Australian

    Meanwhile in the year 2543: *Welcome to the 59382 fnaf video*

  • Jake Fowler
    Jake Fowler

    The final theory LolBits gender like foxy is a boy mangle is a girl but lolbit

  • Bhumika Dahal
    Bhumika Dahal

    Crying child name is Chris -,- there

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      No,Chris=fanmade name

  • Skull Crusher
    Skull Crusher

    So after a little digging for the past couple of days, I have come across, something. This is very odd but has anyone taken a look at Five Nights at Freddy’s (1987 films)! Yes films! It goes from fnaf 1-4 with fnaf world and sister location, but I think either this is a whole ruse or Scott changed his story from it. Idk but I’ll leave a link for some of you to check.'s_(1987_film)

    • Skull Crusher
      Skull Crusher

      @Scott Cotton true that but there is for the most part true stuff about other things. And I’m talking about video games and tv that are mostly fiction.

    • Scott Cotton
      Scott Cotton

      @Skull Crusher “fanon” means fanmade. It’s not real

    • Skull Crusher
      Skull Crusher

      @Scott Cotton What about it? Fandom Wiki? Is that it? If so I’m still trying to figure out if it’s real or not. I’m still not quite sure about the whole thing and still digging.

    • Scott Cotton
      Scott Cotton

      Read the link that you posted. But very, very slowly

  • xXfAzEm0Oz3Xx street namexXlongishboiiiXx
    xXfAzEm0Oz3Xx street namexXlongishboiiiXx

    Personally I'm not convinced because Evan would have been mentioned somewhere else not just the story and the foxy draw-it task. Evan seems too much like a red herring. Think about it every other thing has had hints to more than one thing towards a theory. But that pattern in itself could be a red herring so I need more evidence toward this to convince ms

  • shea


  • DaanDanx

    FNaF ended on the 4th one. There were no more

    • Jakub Grono
      Jakub Grono

      But there were more like fnaf sl, fmaf pizzera simualtor, fnaf ucn and help wanted

    • DaanDanx

      No, actually it ended on the 3rd

  • TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987
    TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987


    • TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987
      TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987


    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      @TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987 you know, canon is Charlie = Puppet. I've said enough.

    • TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987
      TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987

      @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy FANDOM=FAN=FANMADE=FAKE!

    • TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987
      TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987

      @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy THE FANDOM IS NOT SCOTT!

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      @TUTTI I FNAF 1983/1987 just do it, ok? Don't worry, I believe in you

  • Remi _Gacha
    Remi _Gacha


  • シCloudy piece of toast
    シCloudy piece of toast

    Why is he so smart

  • M R
    M R

    Um wait crying child is not chris

    • Jakub Grono
      Jakub Grono

      Chris is fan name

  • great value
    great value

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

  • great value
    great value

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

  • The sista sketches!
    The sista sketches!

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

  • Ham Sandwich
    Ham Sandwich

    Okay but why does his name matter

  • Andrea Aracen
    Andrea Aracen

    That mends caesper

  • Andrea Aracen
    Andrea Aracen

    The crying 👱🏼 name is Chris

    • Jessie plays 1212
      Jessie plays 1212

      Chris is a fan made name

  • Noelito Francisco
    Noelito Francisco

    The crying child is chris afton

    • •SMoL Jade•
      •SMoL Jade•

      No Chris is a fanmade name

  • StevenStrange

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

  • Erol Jr
    Erol Jr

    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

    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 Crookedneck

    You should do a theory of Tattletail. Plz

  • LJ Raynar
    LJ Raynar

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

    • soupinfested guy
      soupinfested guy

      i hate how the fnaf fandom calls ballora "roselle"

  • Dan Woo
    Dan Woo

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

  • Lexus Toscano
    Lexus Toscano

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

  • its just keith
    its just keith

  • Lexus Toscano
    Lexus Toscano

    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??


    Noice LWIAY Outro though

  • Kayla Hope
    Kayla Hope

    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....

    • Scott Cotton
      Scott Cotton

      The crying child died in the bite of 83, not 87. And the evan in the real jake isn’t actually the crying child, he’s just meant to remind us of him

  • Turtle Texter
    Turtle Texter

    My friend's name is Evan

  • Midnight 83
    Midnight 83

    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 Connell

    Or is the crying child Jake?

  • googles most wanted search because why not
    googles most wanted search because why not

    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

    My name is not Jake

  • Will Martin
    Will Martin

    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?

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      the answer is simple, the book universe is different from the game one

  • PlussDeku

    Omg you might be right

  • MewtwoShadowFNaFGirl

    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 Freddy

    Chris Afton is crying child’s name

    • •SMoL Jade•
      •SMoL Jade•

      No Chris is a fanmade name

  • D.J Llama08
    D.J Llama08

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

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter



    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 Chendarma

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

  • Kazuro Azzurachi
    Kazuro Azzurachi

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

    • soupinfested guy
      soupinfested guy

      i hate it how they called ballora "roselle"

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      @Yza Dan by the way, why did they even start shipping them? Because Ennard killed Michael?

    • Ya Boi
      Ya Boi


    • Yza Dan
      Yza Dan

      @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy I was actually reading a comment about this topic. I HATE THAT SHIP SO MUCH. Like ennard is an animatronic made by the rest of the fun times, including Elizabeth Afton who is Micheal's dead sister. One of the most common excuses is: C.B (Elizabeth) was kicked out ennard so it isn't incest. Let me cut through that statement! (Danganronpa reference ) At fnaf 5 the funtimes made ennard using parts of themselves. They then proceeded to scoop Michael alive and use him as a skin suit. You probably know the rest so I'll just skip a bit. Soon the rest of the fun times kicked out circus baby who became scrap baby and ennard became molten freddy. I guess that means if you ship ennard and Michael your also shipping him with his dead sister because ennard contains baby. And you have to ship molten Freddy with Michael not ennard so it won't be incest. But even if you ship molten with mike there is still a problem. The funtimes were made by William Afton to kidnap kids to experiment with their remnant, and in one story in the fnaf books funtime Freddy kidnapped a child. But I didn't read the books so I dont have enough information. But the funtimes may contain many souls of children and shipping them with mike is pedophillia. I can go on and on about this ship but I'll stop here.

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      @Yza Dan I am also confused by the fact that they are shipping "Michael and Ennard", IT IS LITERALLY "MIKE AND ELIZABETH WITH FUNTIMES."IT'S DISGUSTING Sorry, I just can't accept this

  • DracoFire

    You've really gotta organize this playlist, Matt.

  • Milinko

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

  • buddy wentz
    buddy wentz

    the new fnafe secerdy breach trailer

  • Leah Vanderpool
    Leah Vanderpool

    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 vex

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

  • Junebug

    The dead horse is moving what


    Is anyone else getting a pennywise vibe from the intro?

  • Jane XD
    Jane XD

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

    • Lazar Vlaskovic
      Lazar Vlaskovic

      Its a fan made name you are dumb even scott said its fan made

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      Your pfp is not pog

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      I hate you

    • Attack Helicopter
      Attack Helicopter

      Chris is fan made

    • Jane XD
      Jane XD

      Maybe Evan???

  • Blue Moon Games
    Blue Moon Games

    he looks like an Evan to me

  • Deadcrayz


  • mrs.little gacha gamer
    mrs.little gacha gamer

    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

    E V A N

  • Lucca Passos
    Lucca Passos

    2:02 kkkkkk meu deus a Nazaré Tedesco

  • Anne Pham
    Anne Pham

    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 hide

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

  • Elixirjacob Cruz
    Elixirjacob Cruz

    Aint evan just henry the mustardman

    • soupinfested guy
      soupinfested guy

      @Charming nowhere to hide chris is just some name the fnaf fandom made up keyboard warrior

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      @Charming nowhere to hide 1) Chris is a fan-made name, and not like a canon. 2) What makes you think that he is Shadow Freddy? Shadow Freddy is either a remnant or a nightguard's vision, but he is definitely not a separate animatronic. Stop spreading false information!

    • Elixirjacob Cruz
      Elixirjacob Cruz

      @Charming nowhere to hide i see

    • Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide

      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 Choi

    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 Howden

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



  • Jett Ogle
    Jett Ogle

    Cool theory :)

  • Carp

    I’m only here because the new trailer just dropped

  • ppboy gamer
    ppboy gamer

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

  • S Norling
    S Norling

    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 Howard

    Matt pat face it Scott has lost his damn mind

  • Alex Arnett
    Alex Arnett

    I thought the crying child was Chris Afton.

    • Meriqulim Studios
      Meriqulim Studios

      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

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

  • emphore Polpatine da Senate
    emphore Polpatine da Senate

    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

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

  • iAmEvilGamer

    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

    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)

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