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

    EvanTubeGamingEvanTubeGaming9 päivää sitten
    • I mean Evan made my childhood

      Top KnotchTop Knotch8 päivää sitten
    • EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

      Train guy 1 ATrain guy 1 A8 päivää sitten
    • 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 Sherwood8 päivää sitten
    • @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 Sherwood8 päivää sitten
    • who u?

      Sleepy ElizaSleepy Eliza8 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    The Iron BearThe Iron BearMinuutti sitten
  • Maybe what is the box is a birth certificate and it has the name of the crying Child also known as Evan.

    Ei GamingEi GamingMinuutti sitten
  • how did Michael become a robot because I thought the crying child was the robot

    Reece HoytReece Hoyt22 minuuttia sitten
  • What if in the books Charlie’s brother what if he was like physic Fred bear?

    sly Salamandersly Salamander40 minuuttia sitten
  • 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 hunterMila hunter41 minuutti sitten
  • in the mind of a person who is constantly in darkness those tally marks are actually the number of guards

    Mila hunterMila hunter44 minuuttia sitten
  • The ending of the fourth closet made me sad but I might reread them to find something

    sly Salamandersly Salamander49 minuuttia sitten
  • 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.

    Derek ArenasDerek Arenas51 minuutti sitten
  • OPEN THE CUPBOARD JAAAAKE...... me !!!SHUT UP!!!! ya damn carpentry re opens laptop

    Mila hunterMila hunter56 minuuttia sitten
  • Only the Gacha community would know crying child's name as Chris.

    •Strawberry Hxlo••Strawberry Hxlo•Tunti sitten
  • C.C. is Christopher, Chris Afton. its on google

    katelyn gamerkatelyn gamerTunti sitten
  • one of the bears is an EVANgelist

    SpookyskandaSpookyskandaTunti sitten
  • The amount of time the lore is taking is what killed the game

    Dylan ValdezDylan ValdezTunti sitten
  • i got a film thoery: is coco and the book of life the same

    Late GamerLate GamerTunti sitten
  • You should check out the gacha life / club things about fnaf (They call the crying child c.c or chis tho)

    Ivy LeafIvy LeafTunti sitten
  • if evan is the crying child how is jakes dad evan

    Philip BricePhilip BriceTunti sitten
  • I found some older fnaf books at my school's library :D

    BigMilkers223BigMilkers223Tunti sitten
  • cant you find something with the name eva XD

    Lennert JoostensLennert JoostensTunti sitten
  • Nobody: MatPat:GOLDEN FREDDY=CASSIDY=Crying CHILD Me:Fredbear=Crying Child

    Demonic Toy ChicaDemonic Toy ChicaTunti sitten
  • Being named Jacob this intro was terrifying

    Jacob SouthJacob SouthTunti sitten
  • Me reading this as my name Andrew with a friend named Evan 😬😳😱

    HoblgofHoblgofTunti sitten
  • I thought it was the bite of 87

    PiercingDaggerPiercingDaggerTunti sitten
  • man i just wanted to watch a game theory and the first thing i hear is him calling out my name

    Jake SansonJake Sanson2 tuntia sitten
  • Sounding like pennywise in the beginning of the video

    Enn_trap 666Enn_trap 6662 tuntia sitten
  • I think Evan is the name of C.C/BV

    Pepsi manPepsi man2 tuntia sitten
  • His name is Christopher

    Roblox CutyRoblox Cuty2 tuntia sitten
  • 1:50 The new security breach trailer be like:

    RadCat StudiosRadCat Studios2 tuntia sitten
  • Take a shot every time the fnaf lore is missing a piece

    Gavin AikensGavin Aikens2 tuntia sitten
  • my ex ruined the name evan for me OUT OF ALL THE NAMES ITS EVAN

    小天使小魔鬼小天使小魔鬼2 tuntia sitten
  • Doesn't make sense though, the crying child is Evan, but is the father to Jacob, but possible brother to Michael Afton, how would he be the crying child if he died in the book?

    JJ ElsonJJ Elson2 tuntia sitten
  • there’s ghosts, lore, and bloodstains in a children’s workbook....what

    Katie KrokKatie Krok2 tuntia sitten
  • The crying child’s name is Chris afton

    Abigail VaughanAbigail Vaughan2 tuntia sitten
  • Why does MatPat sound like a scary Chris Griffin in the intro? Just me?

    JoyousPotatoJoyousPotato2 tuntia sitten
  • You don't know 'the crying child's name?' I thought it was chris afton. William aftons youngest son?

    Annie RankineAnnie Rankine3 tuntia sitten
  • You know how we most likely play as Micheal, if that’s true why do we get attacked when we are NOT William Afton or is it because we look like him?

    Foxy The ToastFoxy The Toast3 tuntia sitten
  • is andiematronic’s theory connected to your theory?

    Jordan the CrazyJordan the Crazy3 tuntia sitten
  • Thoughts on the new fnaf trailer MatPat 🤨🎤

    ꧁ᴀ ᴍᴜғғɪɴ꧂꧁ᴀ ᴍᴜғғɪɴ꧂3 tuntia sitten
  • I think crieng childs name is EVAN...this isnt the end off the coment next video ill tell the rest

    Milos MacanovicMilos Macanovic3 tuntia sitten
  • I'm sorry crying child the gacha community will no longer be calling you Chris you are now Evan

    gacha midgetgacha midget3 tuntia sitten
  • Some people on rhe fandom call the crying child Chris. But for some reason for me Evan feels a little off, why would Scott give a "hint" on something that is 6 years old! It doesin't feel right to me. But i'm good with Evan..... for now

    Zero OceanicZero Oceanic3 tuntia sitten
  • I now share a name with a FNaF charcter. Cool

    NinjaMetalNinjaMetal3 tuntia sitten
  • My theory, based upon what you discover in FNAF AR, is that Vanessa is fighting for control of her own mind. As was suggested by Mat Pat, but I came to this conclusion long before he made his theory. But this gameplay trailer solidified it. The person talking in the beginning and the man yelling are William Afton. Why do I know this? I analyzed the voice and compared it to the voice you hear from the FNAF VR minigame. It's the SAME VA! Therefore there will be times she is in control and genuinely wants to help us, but I think Afton will slowly win as she dawns the suit. Showing her full body committance and that she is now fully in his control. I think one of her acts of defiance will be giving Gregory the wrist watch seen in the trailer. Because it has access to cameras in the multiplex, a map, an inventory, and logs. The only way he would have access to this information is if SHE or FREDDY gave it to him. Another thing that suggested a shift in her personality? One, she has the purple nail polish, and secondly... As she watched Gregory from outside the glass elevator her neck twitches subtly. Her lips were partially opened in shock before the neck twitch, but then her body subtly becomes more trained on Gregory after the neck twitch. And when she says they have to get him "Out by morning" it is my thought that either they are going to lose control of their own body to William by that time or she is trying to lure him out by that time. I think there is a clear distinction between "Vanny" and "Vanessa". Vanny seems like a nickname, less formal and playful. While Vanessa is a real name. I think Vanessa is the real her while "Vanny" is a combo of "Bunny" and "Vanessa". Something William came up with. A new name for a new killer. I think we are going to either save her and ourselves by the end of the night or at least try to. But I think William is due to return as a nightmare animatronic. Due to the ending with the hand in purple lighting or Vanessa gets stuffed. Either way it is the rebirth of a killer.

    Kawaii ChanKawaii Chan3 tuntia sitten
  • It could be either Evan or Jake I mean there are similarities but it also could be neither and Scott was just like you said throwing is a bunch of information

    Mr.C CoolMr.C Cool4 tuntia sitten
  • Confirmed: MatPat is a lore troll at times.

    Chloe DuncanChloe Duncan4 tuntia sitten
  • according to the thumbnails of these videos alone, we miss a lot of things in fnaf

    the bunny gamerthe bunny gamer4 tuntia sitten
  • 1:50 his name is evan

    Riley CortesRiley Cortes4 tuntia sitten
  • I dont know if matpat has talked about this, or if its just not important, but i'll say it anyway. In the trailer for sister location, you can hear a little girl whispering and mumbling. Its hard to her what she saying. Maybe you have to mess around with the audio? But i all i could understand was 'Don't do what he says' Another thing is, the girl doesn't sound like baby, or ballora, or any character. Its most likely elizabeth. I don't think this will have abig impact on the loar, just something i noticed.

    KodaSodaKodaSoda4 tuntia sitten
  • Cry cheid = Chris afton

    Martina AhrensMartina Ahrens4 tuntia sitten
  • I think that security breach is a before anything happened like the bites and that the name of the crying child could be Gregory because in one of the shots you see to lines on his shirt... I know it is a bit of a stretch but could very well be possible

    Nytro ProNytro Pro4 tuntia sitten
    • If you are going to do a video on the security breach I think you could put this theory in and say if this is possible or not thank you mat I would appreciate this I’m not a theorist but I might be if this is presented

      Nytro ProNytro Pro4 tuntia sitten
  • I think the tally marks represent how many nights Mike was able to survive

    Reagan’s Gacha 118Reagan’s Gacha 1184 tuntia sitten
  • I'm really mad at this point

    Paula RuelasPaula Ruelas4 tuntia sitten
  • I can't believe no one has figured out the name yet

    Paula RuelasPaula Ruelas4 tuntia sitten
  • Thats my little brothers name, i got a chill down my spine hearing that

    LizzyPlaysMiniDogLizzyPlaysMiniDog4 tuntia sitten
  • 5 years

    CyrocyincalCyrocyincal4 tuntia sitten
  • I have the activity book, my brother got it for me. A few days ago I was bored and looked through it again. I saw the tally’s and wondered, ‘Where do those fit in the lore? Or are they already part of it?’ But now I’m wondering another thing, on page 18-19 there are tally’s and puppet is watching from under the desk, so who are they? Why do they come in with the tally? What do they have to do with it? Or is it a coincidence? Also Matt, I’m kinda convinced that he COULD be the crying child, but in a different form. _Undead_ like his brother, could Cassidy be (forgot his name ;-;) cancer kids mother? How are they related? But loving the FNAF series anyways. Edit: Cassidy also asks, ‘Do you have dreams?’ With a photo of nightmare Freddy. I’ve forgotten if he’s canon or not but if he is, is Cassidy _inside_ it? Either when he’s asleep or awake. I forgot if this has been covered, but I’m just going a tad insane aswell. At the end of the book we see nightmare Chica, is this after the fire? Did Chica ever escape? What does she have to do with Mike, Cassidy and Evan? Also The tally numbers on the grid are: E E E J I. I couldn’t think of anything that could be related, to this though. Maybe initials or first names first letters of spirits? Or something else? I’m not sure, I also think I spelt Chica wrong? Also (again I know, I promise I’ll stop soon, maybe) what do the stars on the front cover have anything to do with? There’s 5, 7, 1, 4 and 2 that you can see clearly (I got two from the bottom left hand corner acting like they were whole), This was the letters: E, G, A D and B. Again, no idea. Also, has anybody tried counting the blood splatters? Putting them in the 8-bit chart? What would that do? I might do that later, but for now I still have about half the video to watch. Another edit: Using E V A and N, you can get other words, Vane: like a windmill type thing, Vena: Blood vessel Nave: the church part for religious congregation. Which could *technically* all be based around the crying child. There could be a vane involved (in his death, the weather is relevant and a vane can also be a spinny thingy, which would include the fan seen early on on camera in game one, or I’m actually crazy now), the vena was what could’ve been cut and the nave was his funeral, his body being laid to rest. I’m gonna start counting blood splatters on each page now, to get something? Maybe?

    Enid AnimatesEnid Animates4 tuntia sitten
  • Scott slang

    jaden yukijaden yuki4 tuntia sitten
  • Sad Security Breach noices.

    Lászlo DeákLászlo Deák4 tuntia sitten
  • i thought the crying childs name was chris .-.

    MMDGLaDOS GamingMMDGLaDOS Gaming4 tuntia sitten
  • angry child is literally underfell

    charlie the gamer711charlie the gamer7114 tuntia sitten
  • Im a little rusty on the fnaf lore but i think maybye security breach might be the same location as fnaf 2. It sounds absurd but there are a few similarities e.g the play area for fnaf 2 and the play area in fnaf security breach. (also theres the ballpit teaser in security breach but i dont know if the ballpit was in the fnaf 1 location ). If we figure out when security breach is set that would make even more evidence aswell

    ruby my guyruby my guy5 tuntia sitten
  • I’m into this I believe it

    Tsukkihina_simpTsukkihina_simp5 tuntia sitten
  • and they all lived Happily Evan Afton

    ass wadass wad5 tuntia sitten
  • Boys we are not done yet these years have paid off but we need to keep on going even if we’re 40🙎🏽

    tonytony5 tuntia sitten
  • 9:02 that could mean that’s how many people he has killed and that might play a big part once we meet new characters.

    ZofrinFNZofrinFN5 tuntia sitten
  • I always thought it was Chris afton

    Tsukkihina_simpTsukkihina_simp5 tuntia sitten
  • who else got goosebumps

    SythChrisSythChris5 tuntia sitten
  • you should make a episode that summarizes all the up to date info on the FNAF series because there’s a lot of theories on you channel that you’ve back tracked on.

    Gobo The GhostieGobo The Ghostie5 tuntia sitten
  • The pages

    LudwigLudwig5 tuntia sitten
  • I can only imagine how people named "Jake" would feel! 😂

    Kaeden SaundersKaeden Saunders5 tuntia sitten
  • You know at the beginning of this video of the missing children graves there is a grave at the very back

    Sammi GutteridgeSammi Gutteridge5 tuntia sitten
  • Open😀

    khang lekhang le5 tuntia sitten
  • My theory: The crying child Is no other than an Evan WHY? look at the dots in the book it is a kid named jake who has a tomer The crying child bit of 83 I thank scot is give us a clue who The crying child really is and it is Evan.

    Dum_one _kidDum_one _kid5 tuntia sitten
  • Maybe use the tally marks to convert them into letters and then put the letters into the eight bit foxy grid

    Nicci CunninghamNicci Cunningham5 tuntia sitten
  • Do a video on the new trailer

    Haha PandaHaha Panda5 tuntia sitten
    • He will its just it takes a long time to make a vid

      MossificMossific4 tuntia sitten
  • The f mat Michael and Evan that gave me child fsr

    Dark Red link 9632Dark Red link 96325 tuntia sitten

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  • Evan afton inicials are EA... I wonder if he likes sports

    luka luxluka lux6 tuntia sitten
  • Mass effect indoctrination theory part still has not been released yet

    halkeye20halkeye206 tuntia sitten
  • I came here just to tell you to get out of my feed.

    purppurp6 tuntia sitten
  • what about the theory about the joker is alive in the arkham series like how the thugs in harley's revenge say batman was carrying out clayface instead of joker and during an interview with jim gordon vicki vale asks were is jokers body and he tells some cops to get the reporters out of his sight and near the radio of the interview theres a poster for cadmus labs and how when batman gets the cure he has it in his right hand but after clayface dissolves into the lazurus pit via generator following an explosion batman is on the floor with the cure in his LEFT hand which most people in the arkham community have been theorizing that joker drank the cure and is secretly alive but if you dont believe me then heres when i break the ice litterly with the Mr Freeze fight when batman is giving freeze the final blows he has a hallucination of joker BEFORE joker dies so joker might be hiding in gotham city well and healthy without anyone knowing.

    Official Henry StickminOfficial Henry Stickmin6 tuntia sitten
  • In one of the trailors of fnaf secrity bleach there a part where you can here a a part of bolloras music boxs and here my proof (

    RedRed6 tuntia sitten
  • Dawko said that apparently the crying child is called evan. Edit:oops I just got to the part were he said it 😂

    Zackery _ZebraZackery _Zebra6 tuntia sitten

    Ana NasuovskiAna Nasuovski6 tuntia sitten
    • Chris=fanmade name

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs Gsgsgsy5 tuntia sitten

  • In the song “we don’t bite” there is a verse where C.C said “where am I now this is not my home... ------------ He would’ve seen his house and Henry’s house so who’s house it? I feel like im over thinking it but that’s just a theory a game theory 🤨

    Hizen Fodor YeohHizen Fodor Yeoh6 tuntia sitten
  • MatPat has only seen the tip of the FNAF reddit iceberg...

    Flock of BirdsFlock of Birds6 tuntia sitten
  • Scott feeds on Matpats agony on solving fnaf

    unspeakablegame 2unspeakablegame 26 tuntia sitten
  • Can't get any views? No problem! *FNAF*

    King of HellKing of Hell6 tuntia sitten
  • I was falling asleep then I heard my name It freaked me out a little. Edit: Evan

    Coolguyz03Coolguyz036 tuntia sitten
  • i have an idea, using the letters my name sort the chart by the numbers of the letters

    mikel robertsonmikel robertson7 tuntia sitten
    • then come back later realising its all gibberish and i have wasted your time

      mikel robertsonmikel robertson7 tuntia sitten
  • i honestly prefer books over most devices because of how complex some are. my father has a lot of older books dating back to the mid 1980's and they're honestly better then some more recent ones because of the "story flow" as i like to call ot

    bana133b rawrbana133b rawr7 tuntia sitten
  • I'm out of ideas for comments so....................... I don't know. Beef

    Jaydon StinksJaydon Stinks7 tuntia sitten
  • I think Scott just does things that have no actual connection and then everyone somehow finds connections and he just thinks it’s a lot of fun

    WhatOkayWhatOkay7 tuntia sitten
  • Matpat: oooo is that emotionally appressed child? #relatable there Me: oh dear

    Nils BazanNils Bazan7 tuntia sitten

    fnaf_slowedfnaf_slowed7 tuntia sitten
  • Crazy how matpat notices when other people ignore things but not himself. Kinda weird idk

    dmrgamingdmrgaming7 tuntia sitten
  • Put an I

    mister konekomister koneko7 tuntia sitten
  • i think that crying child is Chris afton

    Mystery FamilyMystery Family7 tuntia sitten
  • i have a question about springtrap. so theres fnaf 3 springtrap and then theres afton.(ugly springtrap) my question is who is who. is fnaf 3 springtrap michale or william?

    SuperAFM GamingSuperAFM Gaming7 tuntia sitten
    • Take a guess

      Scott CottonScott Cotton2 tuntia sitten