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


    3 kuukautta sitten

    guess im the crying child guys

    • Ninja29 29

      Ninja29 29

      8 päivää sitten


    • Mudkip


      29 päivää sitten


    • Theo Joaquin D. NICOLAS

      Theo Joaquin D. NICOLAS

      Uukausi sitten

      Ive been watching your vids since tha angry birds days

    • Evan Thompson

      Evan Thompson

      3 kuukautta sitten

      No I am he crying child

    • john


      3 kuukautta sitten


  2. Evan Boroff

    Evan Boroff

    3 tuntia sitten

    Am I the crying child? I don't even know.

  3. ming yue

    ming yue

    4 tuntia sitten

    i call the crying child Chris Afton i don't know if that is his real name but i like to call him that...My theorists?

  4. Harper Hoffman

    Harper Hoffman

    8 tuntia sitten

    12:55 wait... theres 18? i thought there was only 8....

  5. Harper Hoffman

    Harper Hoffman

    9 tuntia sitten

    1:58 those are my babys give them back

  6. Nicholas Rochette-Caven

    Nicholas Rochette-Caven

    12 tuntia sitten

    So how does this theory hold up now that we are working under the assumption that crying child is henry's kid? (or maybe im remembering that wrong but either way)

  7. OfficiallyPerfectionツ


    13 tuntia sitten

    Me trying to watch this: Ads:Not today. WiFi:not today My mom:do your homework Me:it’s summer brea- My mom: now.

  8. bbonet98


    14 tuntia sitten

    I know its a stretch but hear me out could the nightmare freadbear night you might be playing as the crying childs older brother? sleeping in his younger brothers bed guilty of what he did living threw the nightmare of seeing fredbear the whole night?

  9. ShadowYT


    14 tuntia sitten

    I can imagine stephanie walking in tje room to hear matcsaying COME HERE JAKE OPEN THE CLOSET JAKE

  10. miguel cortes

    miguel cortes

    15 tuntia sitten

    evan is good try put scoot has in farn that name and love your videos

  11. the great gamer 22.0

    the great gamer 22.0

    18 tuntia sitten

    in the silver eyes they say that Michael Brooks is golden freddy though so is the silver eyes non-cannon?

  12. The AmazingAngel

    The AmazingAngel

    20 tuntia sitten

    His name is Chris

  13. Sky rider

    Sky rider

    21 tunti sitten

    Huh? my name Evan

  14. Wan Danial imran Wan Sulaiman

    Wan Danial imran Wan Sulaiman

    23 tuntia sitten

    Jake Afton, that's funny!

  15. BlueCoral NT

    BlueCoral NT

    Päivä sitten

    And people are still calling him chris

  16. KRGOOD


    Päivä sitten

    GameTheory builds it’s channel from FNAF content, creator Scott Cawthorn comes under fire because of donations he made to political candidates…crickets.

  17. CxffeeRemi


    Päivä sitten

    The half of the FNAF gacha fandom that put the name Chris: 👁👄👁 Me: I just put CC cause I don’t know his true name 😀

  18. Bill “Arson” Cipher

    Bill “Arson” Cipher

    Päivä sitten

    I think it's Evan because there are no other boy names that start with "Eva"

  19. Zorro Plays

    Zorro Plays

    Päivä sitten

    Crying child is Chris Afton.

  20. Eoin v8

    Eoin v8

    Päivä sitten

    Are you sure that in the survival guide has the crying child in it maybe its a girl named Eva

  21. Jacob Peacy

    Jacob Peacy

    Päivä sitten

    Could canny be phone girl

  22. TheDiamondChris Productions

    TheDiamondChris Productions

    Päivä sitten

    Heres my theory: Scott keeps changing the story in each new piece of fnaf media whenever we get close to solving the story

  23. Natavian Brown

    Natavian Brown

    Päivä sitten

    7:35 this gives me chills down my spine.

  24. Beth Wallace

    Beth Wallace

    Päivä sitten

    I just found out there is three people in Goldenfredy

  25. woofiesaurus


    Päivä sitten

    fun fact: Nightmare's jumpscare sound is actually an Ambulance siren.

  26. RebuiltDisc 9296

    RebuiltDisc 9296

    Päivä sitten

    Yay! I'm the Crying Child now! ...wait

  27. KDJames {*Afton?*}

    KDJames {*Afton?*}

    2 päivää sitten

    i have been seen to other on C.c's name was "Evan,Norman,and CHRIS"

  28. Bucket-men Studios

    Bucket-men Studios

    2 päivää sitten

    but wasent the dads name evan not the kid? idk

  29. eric barberian

    eric barberian

    2 päivää sitten

    Game theory :Tells us a very confusing theory . Me:Fnaf is Fnaf.

  30. Raskele ŞEYLER YO

    Raskele ŞEYLER YO

    2 päivää sitten

    C.c real name is chirs

  31. Jesus.__.Christ


    2 päivää sitten

    13:44 My anxiety-

  32. Jesus.__.Christ


    2 päivää sitten

    Well now it’s not “Chris Afton” then-

  33. Cinnamon Roll

    Cinnamon Roll

    2 päivää sitten

    all the kids named Jake with cabinets in there rooms: ....AAHHHHHH

  34. gaming devel

    gaming devel

    2 päivää sitten

    Open the cabinet or i will open it myself

  35. Rain


    2 päivää sitten

    Warning spoilers to the Fazbear frights books. Okay hello! Recently I’ve been re-reading the epilogues/stitch wreath story’s, of the fazbear frights books and then I made a connection. So in Fazbear Frights #6 there was the story ‘The Real Jake’ and in that book was his nanny Maggie. Okay so, in the epilogue of Fazbear Frights #2 was this woman Maggie. The detective asked her questions. Some answers had been “I moved here 3 years ago” also with “I live on my own” but the most was “I had been taking care of a ill child while his dad was away/at seas. Then unfortunately he passed away. And I got the house.” Okay so I made this connection while reading, so Margie in Real Jake had been taking care of a ill child while who was Jake his dad was away/at seas. Then unfortunately Jake passed away at the end! ALSO! Margie had gotten the house. Also if you think it’s just a coincidence well in the epilogue she had been wearing makeup, though it didn’t seem she was trying to impress anybody, well. Margie from Jake, wore makeup not to empress anybody. Also Margie from the epilogue had cats, she had gotten one for Company and don’t quote me on this, I’m not sure. But I remember Margie from the real Jake also got a cat. Again I don’t remember. So yeah thanks for reading this long paragraph 😵.

  36. adool dool

    adool dool

    2 päivää sitten

    its prob eva

  37. ÑøTîtlêÇhãøs


    2 päivää sitten

    I think more searching will get the name, what has been used doesn't make 100% sense so until we get more I'd say hes just emotion child. I do feel like Evan could be it but imma just wait.

  38. Tsatsral Munkhbat

    Tsatsral Munkhbat

    3 päivää sitten

    So crying child aka michael afton's real name is evan???????evan afton

    • ascended savage

      ascended savage

      2 päivää sitten

      Michael afton isn't the crying child

    • Heaveny Biscuits

      Heaveny Biscuits

      2 päivää sitten

      Michael Afton is the crying child?

  39. Bailey Nimmick

    Bailey Nimmick

    3 päivää sitten

    Love how some people in the fandom including me who called him Chris

  40. °•°•Alexa°•°•


    3 päivää sitten

    I think that the name chris

  41. Zamiel Bazuka

    Zamiel Bazuka

    3 päivää sitten

    The name evan speak many times is = fnaf in a faster way speak it

  42. Tawnie Mische

    Tawnie Mische

    3 päivää sitten

    I think that MatPat should be one of Scott's voice actors cause that intro, holy gosh.

  43. Olivia Trivia

    Olivia Trivia

    3 päivää sitten

    Some people called the crying child Chris because Chris is the only name that sounds like cry

  44. Gui Ayvon

    Gui Ayvon

    3 päivää sitten

    maybe "evan" *the crying child* his dad had a tumor then he used the bear for "evan" then again "evan" got older THEN as it would his son was with a tumor and he did the same thing so... maybe this may lead to something or puzzle something together

  45. Tyra Pasion

    Tyra Pasion

    3 päivää sitten

    I gotta be honest my brain likes to consider these THEORIES as canon 😆💕. Also my guess is that, plot twists, the crying child’s name is Scott :3 😆 I have no reason I’m just taking a shot on the dark.

  46. Birdy Sophie x

    Birdy Sophie x

    3 päivää sitten

    Wait if his name is Evan then how are people using Gacha stories as Chris or cc?

    • ascended savage

      ascended savage

      3 päivää sitten

      Because those are fanmade

  47. Mike Afton

    Mike Afton

    3 päivää sitten

    I befer it than Evan

  48. Mike Afton

    Mike Afton

    3 päivää sitten

    He’s name is Chris

  49. Michael Connolly

    Michael Connolly

    3 päivää sitten

    Read the hello neighbor books

  50. Michael Connolly

    Michael Connolly

    3 päivää sitten

    Please do more fazbear frights book theories

  51. Michael Connolly

    Michael Connolly

    3 päivää sitten

    Nice video

  52. Itz-Alixx'sHybrid


    3 päivää sitten

    Before the FNAF fans in Gacha heard this we Called him C.C. Or Chris Afton

  53. Mikko dela cruz

    Mikko dela cruz

    3 päivää sitten

    Not Mike and not Elizibeth

  54. Mikko dela cruz

    Mikko dela cruz

    3 päivää sitten

    No it is Williams youngest son

  55. Mikko dela cruz

    Mikko dela cruz

    3 päivää sitten

    No it’s Williams youngest son

  56. Jäegersjäeger


    3 päivää sitten

    Yall rember when this game series was just a game series where ya just check cameras and close doors Yeah, me neither

  57. Safin Kaka

    Safin Kaka

    3 päivää sitten


  58. Tor Sperstad

    Tor Sperstad

    3 päivää sitten

    hey so um i looked into a name on wolfies page and found a name KEYO i know its weird but when i googled it a first i thought that it was some weird jumble of letters the i saw the definition According to a user from France, the name Keyo is of Japanese origin and means "Protector or life". A submission from Australia says the name Keyo means "Protector of life" so yeah he is the protecter of life if your wondering how i got that i took the page numbers of the crying child's responses and put them in the foxy grid and there also i used the individual numbers.

  59. ceokii !!

    ceokii !!

    4 päivää sitten

    it’s not that it’s wrong, it just feels weird to call him Evan because we’ve called him crying child for over 6 years.

  60. God of war Gaming

    God of war Gaming

    4 päivää sitten

    I’m soild

  61. Heather Young

    Heather Young

    4 päivää sitten

    If the crying child's name is Chris Chris Afton

  62. MasonFuzzyGamer1234


    4 päivää sitten

    Crying child Try to solve that with an "s" on the end

    • MasonFuzzyGamer1234


      4 päivää sitten

      Answer is Chris How I answer: [C]ry[i]ng c[h]ild with an "S" at the end

  63. Brightly Light

    Brightly Light

    4 päivää sitten

    (Kind of late) 4:34 Crying Child said he can’t see, in Fazbear frights, Andrew can’t see but Jake and Cassidy can see. That’ll explain Crying Child is true vengeful spirit who want to torture his father because there are nightmare animatronics in UCN. Cassidy never had them so Cassidy isn’t the vengeful spirit. In UCN, the animatronics kept preferred the vengeful spirit as “he” and “him” meaning it’s Crying Child. “But William didn’t kill Crying Child!” Then explain why Jeremy Fitzgerald can survive the bite? William could have turned off life support while Crying Child was in hospital.

  64. Austin Crumbley

    Austin Crumbley

    4 päivää sitten

    I think his name is WASD

  65. Hattan Ziyad

    Hattan Ziyad

    4 päivää sitten

    Crying child real name is Christopher

  66. Toasty Toast

    Toasty Toast

    4 päivää sitten

    Honestly, I’m fine with Evan, because I get a bit annoyed when Gacha-tubers call him Chris

  67. Emma Allison

    Emma Allison

    4 päivää sitten

    The crying child is Chris afron William afron and Clara afrons baby son the boy in the foxy mask is Michael afron his brother Chris is called the crying child because he is crying a lot because well his own brother and his brother friend's bully him also Elizabeth afron is the victim of circus baby

    • Emma Allison

      Emma Allison

      18 tuntia sitten

      It probably means death or something 😶😶😶

    • Joaquin Augusto

      Joaquin Augusto

      3 päivää sitten

      you don't know what afron means do you?

  68. Lorenz Gross

    Lorenz Gross

    4 päivää sitten

    Does he still talk to you, I can here sounds, but not him. Do you get It now matpat



    4 päivää sitten

    i think u rover thinking it cuz that's what scott wants what's right and what's that's up to him .... i think we have ample of evidence to clam crying child as - EVAN .......... but we must wait for security breach for conforming it as this Q can be solved in the next game -scott

  70. CREEPER2159 j

    CREEPER2159 j

    4 päivää sitten

    Probably the worst thing a developer can develope is a horror game, because they must test that

  71. J Sarr

    J Sarr

    4 päivää sitten

    3:01 did he just say "Freddit user"? Is that a thing, or was it a mistake, honestly can't tell 😂😂

  72. TheCoOtzi


    4 päivää sitten

    I think so i guess

  73. Galaxy GamerXDVillarmia

    Galaxy GamerXDVillarmia

    5 päivää sitten

    crying child = chris afton?

  74. Elliot Andreasson

    Elliot Andreasson

    5 päivää sitten

    Im just wondering why so many vhs tapes are refering to the crying child as joseph? Anyone else seen that?

  75. stxr vxxbes

    stxr vxxbes

    5 päivää sitten

    5:27 mat please sleep, those aren't oranges 😂

  76. The gaming lion fnaf girl

    The gaming lion fnaf girl

    5 päivää sitten

    The crying child name sammy Charlie twine bother who was taken when they where little

  77. Tristan Hall

    Tristan Hall

    5 päivää sitten

    What if you figured out the name of Ms Afton "Eva" and the "N" is a bit off because he's name is similar to her That's just a theory A FNAF THEORY

  78. Spookeez


    5 päivää sitten


  79. AdibSidqi 360

    AdibSidqi 360

    5 päivää sitten

    Finally i know what is c.c real name is...Evan but i can't surely sure..

  80. jboca & jsema

    jboca & jsema

    5 päivää sitten

    Why dose the start of this video is pointing to me?

  81. LoganJames39 O

    LoganJames39 O

    5 päivää sitten

    Crying child’s name is Michael Afton and his brother is Derek Afton

  82. Brittney Carpenter

    Brittney Carpenter

    5 päivää sitten

    Like I said before the crying child's name is Christopher Afton

  83. Caileigh Wilson

    Caileigh Wilson

    5 päivää sitten

    the name is chris

    • swing ?

      swing ?

      5 päivää sitten

      nope. Where's your proof? im waiting

  84. Daan Winne

    Daan Winne

    5 päivää sitten

    Did the crying Child die, I mean, he could have survived and than be in the book

  85. The cat channel

    The cat channel

    5 päivää sitten

    Well I guess I’m the crying child

  86. Ajay Neginhal

    Ajay Neginhal

    5 päivää sitten

    Y does he sound like Chris from family guy at the beginning of the game?

  87. Improvise Studios

    Improvise Studios

    5 päivää sitten

    When we get 87 "fnaf solved videos we can finally say "was that the solve of 87?" It doesn't go that well bit it still sorta fits

  88. Benjamin Duncan

    Benjamin Duncan

    5 päivää sitten

    Also doesn’t Cassidy posses the pupppet

    • Trevor Stokes

      Trevor Stokes

      3 päivää sitten

      Nope, Charlie Emily does

  89. ElinN47


    5 päivää sitten

    Wait so how you said that The Real Jake is the only story that isn’t related to Freddy’s or an animatronic, but in the 5th book, first story, Bunny Call. I couldn’t really find a part were it mentions freddy’s. Sure Ralpho is an animatronic, I think- but it never mentions Ralpho being a freddy’s animatronic, like it was produced but Fazbear entertainment

  90. Benjamin Duncan

    Benjamin Duncan

    5 päivää sitten

    Lol people on FItop always called him chris

  91. ColinCartoons


    5 päivää sitten

    His name is WASD, idiots.

  92. ColinCartoons


    5 päivää sitten

    2:06 Mike Child?

  93. Ryan Burns Photography

    Ryan Burns Photography

    5 päivää sitten

    4:43 manifold?!?!?!?!

  94. Chrispy


    5 päivää sitten

    OK so put on your tin foil hats cus ive got a crazy idea. If the theory is true that Michael and Evan (Jake's father) is supposed to be the two Afton brothers from FnaF 4. So what if it will be revealed that Jake is the grandson of William Afton.

  95. Top Vik

    Top Vik

    5 päivää sitten

    So this is why someone calling Chris Evan !!!!

  96. Katie Clark

    Katie Clark

    5 päivää sitten

    His name is Chris Afton

    • swing ?

      swing ?

      5 päivää sitten

      proof? i can wait. Reply..

  97. saber chan

    saber chan

    5 päivää sitten

    The start sound like Scooby doo

  98. Smiley Boii

    Smiley Boii

    5 päivää sitten

    It'd be funny is the crying child didn't even have a name and Scott is just watching the theories rise. Like Scott never even thought of the name.

  99. Tenko🌼


    6 päivää sitten

    I realized Evan and Elizabeth starts with E

  100. Idiot With a Bass

    Idiot With a Bass

    6 päivää sitten

    stop saying my name matthew