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

    • No I am he crying child

      Evan ThompsonEvan Thompsonหลายเดือนก่อน
    • WHAT

      J nightJ nightหลายเดือนก่อน
    • I mean Evan made my childhood

      Top Knotch catTop Knotch catหลายเดือนก่อน
    • EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

      Train guy 1 ATrain guy 1 Aหลายเดือนก่อน
    • 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 Sherwoodหลายเดือนก่อน
  • hello mayI tell u crying childs name ITS CHRIS :D

    Elizabeth AftonElizabeth Afton54 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • Me: The part of the brain that is cut off in the picture is actually in the Occipital region of the brain, it SHOULD be in the opposite part of the brain, sort of half in the Pre Frontal Cortex and the Frontal Lobe. 14:27 My Friend: Literally no one cares. My Mom: Wait, FNAF as in Five Nights At Freddy's? I thought you didn't like this stuff Me: *Realizes that my mom does not like FNAF* Oh, heh, you must of read that wrong!

    Midnight_Cloud RoseMidnight_Cloud Roseชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Wait the one of stitch wraith kids could not see too so that could be similar but hey that’s my hypothesis

    Latha SathyaLatha Sathyaชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • what three box

    scott cawthon world fnaf universe officialscott cawthon world fnaf universe official2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • oh my god...Evan? EVAN?!...6 long years, so many people thought it was chris, Evan, oh my god his name is Evan

    ethancraft08ethancraft084 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The intro got me pennywise vibes and that scared me

    Deadly_Crowbar7Deadly_Crowbar75 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • "Hey Crying child why are you so happy? You're called the crying child"

    Krispy QuemeKrispy Queme5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Yes I know I am late but what if crying child is Michael Afton. Wouldn’t it make sense that William did actually put him back together as an Animatronic (or something) which is why he is alive. The book might be referring to William talking through phycic Fred-bear which explains the I’ll put you back together thing. ...

    dont askdont ask6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 5.9 years

    Kai EliasKai Elias7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The crying child is Chris William aftons youngest son then elizibirth thennnn Michel

    Pikaboi 2010Pikaboi 20108 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Maybe the foxy grid is just a red hairing

    Logan MoreheadLogan Morehead8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • But in the silver eyes a boy mike was possessing golden Freddy so then 3 would then right

    【chewy_milky 】【chewy_milky 】8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why does matpat sound like Pennywise at the start of the video

    Lenoe P.Lenoe P.8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I swear I remember hearing something about Charlie's brother's name being Sammy. But that would also lead to the fnaf 4 house being Henry's

    Charlie MagneCharlie Magne9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The crying child name is Chris Afton

    Emmanuella Adu-BengEmmanuella Adu-Beng12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • No its not

      singh sekhonsingh sekhonชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • No its not

      soupinfested guysoupinfested guy8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Hello, I am pretty sure, the Crying Child’s name is Chris. Also I love your introduction on this video 😂

    Mxgic WxndMxgic Wxnd13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @Mxgic Wxnd C.C's name is definitely not Chris. Since Chris is a fanmade name from fan animation, and "Chris" is another character from the book who has nothing to do with C.C.

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs Gsgsgsy12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @Mxgic Wxnd I'm wondering where you got these lines from, Maybe some kind of fanfiction? It's just that the name of the bitten was never mentioned in the books.

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs Gsgsgsy12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • Also, in one of the books it said “I, Chris, have been kicked out of golden Freddy, forcibly having to move to a different Freddy? Atleast I think it’s a Freddy. It’s kind of like a shadow.”

      Mxgic WxndMxgic Wxnd13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The only thing I am thinking is how Mikes tally marks might be related to the games. I’m thinking that each tally equals 1 night, Exactly how there is 5 nights per week that he has to work in each FNAF game. He completes every week at every location up to 5 (if night five on SL even counts) and only 4 because on night 5 of FNAF 6, He dies in the fire. But what stumps me is did he survive the fire or not? But he is writing in the logbook then so did mike write in the logbook in the past or future?

    - C R Y B A B Y -- C R Y B A B Y -14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I guess He is here

    Little ReeLittle Ree14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 2:40 wrong the death of purple guy was is fnaf 3 crying childs on screen death in in fnaf 4

    flaming skullflaming skull16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm surprised that MatPat's tangent on confirmation bias didn't give him more flak from the fans. He's basically saying "I like to play around with facts in the source material to fit my own narratives that go against the creator's intentions". Combine that with the quote he said in Inside a Mind's video about GT which basically exposes his broken theory-crafting methods and how he lies his way into making money, I'm just dumbfounded by the naive positivity his fans give him and allow him to get away with this. I'm not saying he hasn't changed in his ways or that he is not aware of it, but I (and a lot of former fans) would feel much better if he made stronger changes to his channel schedule and methods on making theory videos. At this point, a lot of his "theories" are either not theories at all or suffer from the same flaws that persist to this day, so him making a big change would help him out in the long run.

    Anarchist AuthorAnarchist Author17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Read the silver eyes graphic novel, the comic one, dave Miller has a canon look, also William is a fat boy, just read it

    winterReinz1230winterReinz123018 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Now remember kids, don’t stick your Michael’s where it doesn’t belong :)

    super squidkid sofreshsuper squidkid sofresh19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Guys I found the fnaf 4 lore I THINK. Here is my fnaf 4 mini theory. The crying child Is being manipulated by his golden Freddy plush. He wants the crying child to think that all the animatronics are bad and that he's the only good one. the way he made these animatronics in the child's mind is by using the illusion disc. And you may be thinking oh if this is an illusion that out then how come the child dies after being caught by one? see on the side of the bed he's in medical treatment. I think that means you can't really see anything scary cos he has like anxiety and I think he might get a heart attack or something and die. that is all I can explain. I'll try and give you the lore of nightmare but cos it's just been really hard and stressful, but if you can reply to this with the lore of nightmare before I'm able to update this then congrats, and like I said finding the lore of nightmare has been extremely stressful and hard, but I think that nightmare is golden Freddy's spirit. As you can see has a golden top hat and a golden bow tie. That's all I can say for now I don't really have more info.

    Rahma ShifaRahma Shifa20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • Lol people aren't gonna like this because I don't have a profile

      Rahma ShifaRahma Shifa20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • opse

    bucky and picles the snakesbucky and picles the snakes22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • it may get relest on the date of fanf 1

    bucky and picles the snakesbucky and picles the snakes22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Crying child: chris afton

    Vaughnn Gaming12Vaughnn Gaming1223 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • His name is not chris

      soupinfested guysoupinfested guy8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Although the theories of the crying child’s name being even could be a sign that the Evan in the story could be the crying child when he is older in a different well..... universe or timeline where he did not die from the bite or the bite never happened. The true name of the crying child was found. Or at least chosen to be the name of the crying child. There is no lore behind it. At least not that I know of. But there is a debate on weather the crying child is Michael and Michael is actually Terence afton or mike being mike and the crying child being either Terence or Christopher afton. But it has been chosen/proven that the crying child’s name is Christopher afton (or Christ afton for short).

    Mel RoseMel Roseวันที่ผ่านมา

    Hamish RossHamish Rossวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did he ever address that he said the crying child was Michael?

  • The crying child is Chris Afton-

    JheyR DaguilJheyR Daguilวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Chris is not a cannon name it was fanmade becuse he did not have a cannon name

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The crying child's name is Chris Afton

    Vicki ThomasBermeaVicki ThomasBermeaวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Chris is not cannon name

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • His f'ing name is chis !

    Michael GuterrezMichael Guterrezวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Chris is not cannon name

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Me: hey Evan, come here Evan: So Evan got bit? Evan pats his head

  • the crying childs name is chrs afton.

    huda saadhuda saadวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Chris is not cannon name

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat : makes horror game theory Me : Watches at 11 : 30 at night Also me: This is fine ಥ‿ಥ

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  • I am kind of convinced on the name Evan. My reasoning for why I’m not completely sure is this: If C.C (Crying Child) was bitten, and died to posses Golden Freddy, how is he alive to be in the army or even talk to Jake? It just doesn’t fit in my opinion. I know that this kind of thing can happen easily in these books, but it just doesn’t seem right. The fact that Mike, is very similar to Mike in the book, convinces me more however. In the book it says that “Evan” does not have any other living relatives: William Afton is known to be dead to “Evan”, he knows that Clara Afton (his mother) is dead and is most likely possessing Ballora, although he doesn’t know that. He definitely knows that Elizabeth Afton is dead as he saw it happen. That is the whole reason why he had nightmares in the first place. I’m just not fully convinced on the name “Evan” so far, because the Crying Child would be dead and possessing Golden Freddy, not in the army speaking to his kid through a doll named Simon in the hospital. I’m not convinced.

    _Sugarr6 Wolf__Sugarr6 Wolf_วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Jakub Grono oh ok thx lol Ur probably right :)

      _Sugarr6 Wolf__Sugarr6 Wolf_4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @_Sugarr6 Wolf_ i think mabye in this timeline the bite didn't happend

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @i cant think of a name Tbh I haven’t even got through the 2nd book of the Fazbear Frights series bc I’m lazy too lol Also, your comment is fine, I don’t mind it. :)

      _Sugarr6 Wolf__Sugarr6 Wolf_17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @_Sugarr6 Wolf_ honestly, i have no clue about why Evan is an adult in the book. I haven't read the Fazbear Frights books (due to laziness honestly) other than like the first 6 or so, so i don't really know much beyond the second book, so anything i would've said would be a complete guess And don't feel a need to apologize. reading my first comment, it came off as rather aggressive, but that wasn't the intention.

      i cant think of a namei cant think of a name19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @i cant think of a name ok, ok. You do make a point. Even if the games and books are different timelines and might not be the exact same, there is still evidence that “Evan” could be C.C and evidence that he isn’t not. BUT, if this IS “Evan” as C.C in a different timeline/time in C.C’s life, how would he be there as an adult, instead of a kid like 8 yrs old. I’m not saying that that’s correct, but it’s just something I was thinking about. And no, I didn’t mean to put it in a way like saying that Clara Afton is “MOST LIKELY” possessing Ballora. I should’ve said “could be”. Sorry for wasting your time if you’re reading this and still upset/angry for an incorrect thing I stated.

      _Sugarr6 Wolf__Sugarr6 Wolf_19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Maybe Each Survival Logbook is a personalized copy. Someone get SwankyBox. We got a creepypasta in a creepypasta to solve

    Zach ElrodZach Elrodวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why is MatPat using the voice of Pennywise in the beginning? Is it to make it even more scary? I don't know. I now just watching the video after a month of it being out.

    Sunny HoopesSunny Hoopesวันที่ผ่านมา
  • There may be idiots are reddit. But among the idiots, there is one among them with some genius

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  • Didn’t the crying child dye as a kid then he wouldn’t be old enough to have a kid

    battle fire 52battle fire 52วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @battle fire 52 no book and games happend in diffrent universe

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • But it’s in the same world it would have to be a different Evan

      battle fire 52battle fire 5210 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • The book happend in diffrent timeline so mabye in this timeline the bite didn't happend

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • in the fnaf 4 files it says "Evan_room" (i think)

    Frigofroid 104Frigofroid 104วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sadie HernandezSadie Hernandezวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Can you give any official canon evidence? No? Thought so

      Dream _Dream _22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


    Sadie HernandezSadie Hernandezวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Chris is not cannon name

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Chris

    Sadie HernandezSadie Hernandezวันที่ผ่านมา
    • No

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 'Evan Afton' sounds like 'even after'. . . that might be a reference to a voice line? I dunno-

    Ero MoraEro Moraวันที่ผ่านมา
  • At this point nobody disagrees with matpat 😂

    Zainab YousafZainab Yousafวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think MatPat forgot that he made a theory about how the crying chil- I mean Evan is actually the son of henry Emily and the room with the mangle toy is Charlie's room. Am I the only one that remembers that episode

  • Wouldn’t the first on screen death be William in fnaf3?

    Captain RelykCaptain Relykวันที่ผ่านมา
    • It would be the kid in the FNAF 2 minigame "Take Cake To The Children" actually.

      i cant think of a namei cant think of a name21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • It's Chris

    Aisyahjannahmaryam JohanAisyahjannahmaryam Johanวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Chris is not an official name

  • I think Evan works

    Luke HarrospnLuke Harrospnวันที่ผ่านมา
  • To be honest, he looks like he's an Evan, and on that alone I say he keeps the name.

    bronze bangbronze bangวันที่ผ่านมา
  • who know cc was named eva by his mother when he was born he looked like a she rather than a he 🤣 JK LOL

    Moonlight_ 21Moonlight_ 21วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bad probably wrong theory time: Okay, so the 4 things the crying child say in order are "I can hear sounds", "It was for me", "I can't see" and "I'm scared" and what I have come up with for that is... (I'm abbreviating the questions) For ICHS is page 75 which has "Does he still talk to you" with the picture of psychic friend Fred bear on it. For IWFM I have page 103 which has "the party was for you" on it. For ICS I have page 59 that says "Can you see me". Finally, for IS I have page 41 which says "Do you have dreams?" with a picture of a nightmare animatronic on it, which would be very scary for him. And With pages 75, 103, 59, and 41 if you put them in the foxy 8-bit letter graph, you get the letters E, V, A, and D. but if you reverse them, you get the name, Dave. Now I have no idea if this is right, but it's the first time I actually got a viable name out of any numbers I've put into it. And the thing with reversing it also seems a little random. But this is just a little head theory and way made for fun. Hope I was able to successfully explain what I did and it makes sense.

  • Jake is the kid who has cancer and relates to crying child cause all the clues in the story of jake when he has cancer we figured out that crying child’s name was even so I think that’s a connection


  • Crying child is shadow Freddy. Alone and scared

    • @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy ok you have a point

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @Jakub Grono fnaf 2, fnaf 3 mini game about Shadow Bonnie doesn't prove their existence?

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs Gsgsgsy13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • We don't even know if shadow animatronic even exist

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • shadows are anger/agony, not soul. These are not ghosts, they are lively emotions,that's why C.C is not Shadow Freddy

      Gsgsghs GsgsgsyGsgsghs Gsgsgsyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Crying child is Chris afton

    Entrekin's family dinerEntrekin's family diner2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • not a canon name

      Airel RafaAirel Rafaวันที่ผ่านมา
    • fanon name

      Italo SilvaItalo Silva2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ohhh fxbff XD DG

    Felix GonzalezFelix Gonzalez2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Go to Google can say what is the crying child an it well say the crying child willem afton solo yeah go to Google

    Felix GonzalezFelix Gonzalez2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He's there

    injuringflea727 yeet!injuringflea727 yeet!2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They almost got it right but as confermed in the real jake story Evan dies In a car crash while Mike dies in the fnaf 6 fire so it would make sence the one that william remade as a robot can survive their "guts" being riped out. So this means that Evan is the old brother while Mike is the 83 victom, can't change my mind

    Fazbear DrawsFazbear Draws2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • But in the story even dies in a car crash, and his brother WHO ACT SUPPISIOUSLY like a robot live, witch would show that in the end of fnaf 4 he is littealy put back together and that is how he survived fnaf sl and all the other games.

      Fazbear DrawsFazbear Draws13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • Ut was confirm in books that mike is older brother

      Jakub GronoJakub Grono15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • good joke

    Sara MendozaSara Mendoza2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • hhahhaha

    Sara MendozaSara Mendoza2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i know what happend

    dracoformula robloxdracoformula roblox2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Maybe the crying child is actually REAL Jack

    William BuccieroWilliam Bucciero2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It’s creas

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    Nonkanyiso MaqungoNonkanyiso Maqungo2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • fanon name

      Italo SilvaItalo Silva2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I could feel the goosebumps when he said evan

    Evan LeahyEvan Leahy2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That opening was horrifying and it's not being said enough

    Sophie de BruijnSophie de Bruijn2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Game Theory: Did Reddit Just SOLVE FNAF?