Game Theory: Did Reddit Just SOLVE FNAF?

20. feb. 2021
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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

    EvanTubeGamingEvanTubeGamingPred 12 dnevi
    • WHAT

      J nightJ nightPred 10 urami
    • I mean Evan made my childhood

      Top KnotchTop KnotchPred 11 dnevi
    • EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

      Train guy 1 ATrain guy 1 APred 11 dnevi
    • 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 SherwoodPred 11 dnevi
    • @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 SherwoodPred 11 dnevi

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  • Crying child name is Christopher/chris

    Aza AdamaAza AdamaPred 31 minuto
  • Uh Matt, I’m not sure if you knew but the name of Jake’s father in Blackbird is Evan. I don’t think that’s a coincidence

    Dab Squad LeaderDab Squad LeaderPred 59 minutami
  • Can mat like make a 78 hour long fnaf theory recap vid

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  • *Can they solve Fate universe?*

    Dante Von CrowlleyDante Von CrowlleyPred uro
  • Look carefully at the sercurty breach trailer

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  • Hey MatPat, I took a look at the most recent image on Scott's website and upon closer inspection, there is something shown on the bottom right-hand tv screen. I'm not exactly sure what it looks like, but it could be some sort of face looking directly at the camera which could be referring to security tv screens. That could possibly confirm that it is in a mall and if it is a face, it could be Glitchtrap overlooking Vanny. I know that may be a stretch, but it could be possible. There was something on the left side of the tv screen, that if you look very closely, resembles an eye. Something is telling me, whatever is showing on that screen could be important. Not to mention, in a few other screens, there's a purplish color, specifically on the tv screen to the left. Another thing, looking at the conversation and those last two lines "have you selected one?" and "I have." could be hinting towards the possibility that Vanny has chosen a victim and that victim is Gregory. I think the second Security Breach trailer made that clear. I may be reading too much into this, but it's something for you to think on.

    AlicetheNekoAlicetheNekoPred uro
  • Little Nightmares 2 theory?

    SpaceBroSpaceBroPred 2 urami
  • It's been so long since I quit the fnaf fandom, that I forgot every theory video that I've ever watched so far, I dunno who this Charlie, Elizabeth people are. Oh well, guess I gotta start all over again

    Terrax GamingTerrax GamingPred 2 urami
  • Well,time to mess with my headcanons again-

    Mackenzie WoloschukMackenzie WoloschukPred 2 urami
  • The crying child is named Chris

    Roon LinRoon LinPred 3 urami
  • MATPAT MATPAT THIS IS an EMERGENCY If u seen the trailer for fnaf security breach u might know what im talking about. I think i just solve something!!!!! at a scene where u can see a creepy hand on the ground behind a cabinet(i think its a cabinet) I think i know who's hand is that ITS WILLIAM, here are the reasons: 1.the sharp claws are springtrap's claws because when the fire started and fazbears u can see most of the animatronics have sharp claw example scrap baby and u know that William is springtrap and he has been through to FIRE AND HE BECOME PENUT HEAD!!!! 2. As u can see closely, the arms are purple and my theory is, when i the minigames u can see William becoming more and more purple same goes as Micheal and u know that micheal afton is rottening, so william must me rottening to right? PLEASE DO A VIDEO ABOUT THIS IM VERY CONFIDENT WITH MY THEORY thanks for everything matpat

    Xinyu TiewXinyu TiewPred 3 urami
  • So dumb theory the struggling Golden Freddy we see at the end of UCN is the Crying Child and Cassidy fighting over control for the golden Freddy?

    Zero NullZero NullPred 3 urami
  • Dear Evan Hansen, the darker version

    Evie AnneEvie AnnePred 3 urami
  • The crying child name is Chris

    kadmiel ezekiel carillokadmiel ezekiel carilloPred 3 urami
    • No.

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  • Everyone says Chris afton not his name it's Evan I saw in the book logbook and its paper with blood and in website Michael is foxy mask in fnaf 4 in the book I read and Funtime foxy in trailer we saw puppet in sister location u guys should know better

    Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred 3 urami
    • But hey that's just a theory a game theory

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred 3 urami
  • 395248 from fnaf 3 what if we need to use that in the foxy grid

    Trey GojonTrey GojonPred 3 urami
  • Please do a game theory on Little Nightmares 2!

    Ainah ChargualafAinah ChargualafPred 4 urami
  • Hey MatPat! Long time fan here! Just wanna ask you a quick question - one of my favorite FNAF videos GT made was the one about the original book trilogy possibly revealing that the crying child, the house in FNAF 4, and the mustard man are not Afton, but Emily (with mustard man being Henry, not William, and Michael being Henry's son), but I noticed that moving forward you went back to calling Michael "Michael Afton" and the crying child as William's son. I guess I found it oddly inconsistent of you. Just wanna know which one are we supposed to stick with in your theories now? Ngl I'm definitely in the Emily camp, but I wanna hear it from you :) cheers!

    Jaime DJaime DPred 4 urami
  • Wait my name is Evan

    The King 72The King 72Pred 4 urami
  • the crying child nae is criss

    noob kingnoob kingPred 4 urami
    • Who is criss?

      Regular HoomanRegular HoomanPred 3 urami
    • No its evan

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred 4 urami
  • I thought crying child was Chris Afton ;-;

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    • @Lionel Aiden Salama scott is Chris?

      Regular HoomanRegular HoomanPred uro
    • Scott

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred uro
    • Guys chris is not crying child

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred uro

      Regular HoomanRegular HoomanPred 3 urami
  • heey, wanna try valorant lore?

    Omen OwOOmen OwOPred 4 urami
  • I don’t think this is true but I think jake is the crying child, and look at the cover of book 7, it’s shows a broken bear plush, possibly the crying child’s plush, but that’s a theory, a game theory and I’m a big fan!!

    Benny VazquezBenny VazquezPred 4 urami
  • I think what it means by " he is really intense about making money " is that micheal from the story is the same character from pizzeria simulator that you play as and that is also supposed to be michael afton so I think the michael in the real jake story is actually micheal afton and not just scott reusing names to throw us off like how the name jeremy is

    ZacvhZacvhPred 4 urami
  • evandince

    Riley AftonRiley AftonPred 5 urami
  • If you think about it golden Freddy has three spirits

    Mike ZaldyMike ZaldyPred 5 urami
  • There is a new trailer for security breach

    Cassidy HoeferCassidy HoeferPred 5 urami
  • can't wait for you to solve FNAF again in a month

    PuppymcpupstersPuppymcpupstersPred 5 urami
  • Its chris

    Lyric PrattLyric PrattPred 5 urami
    • Micheal is foxy maskand purple guy in sl

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred uro
    • You should read the book

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred uro
    • Its evan

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred uro
    • Not chris

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred uro
    • Idk y chris is crying

      Lyric PrattLyric PrattPred uro
  • Now i may be completely wrong, but we see an action figure that Gregory is inside of freddy. Meaning could gregory could die while inside of Freddy causing his soul to be lost inside of him? (the main theory is he could die inside of the freddy suit causing his soul to be stuck inside of him)

    Lexie RoseLexie RosePred 5 urami
  • not a theory (yet) but a theme I noticed in ALL the Fazbear Fright books: Each of the three stories have something in common in order of the story: Story 1: The main character has regret and deals with the consequences for actions or feelings they do or have toward family or friends. Story 2: A character (usually the main) is body swapped or replaced with an animatronic (nearly all are established animatronics) Story 3: Someone (usually the main) dies by an animatronic.

    Daniel RauchDaniel RauchPred 5 urami
  • So now, who is Michael Afton?

    Sebastian DelgadoSebastian DelgadoPred 5 urami
  • 7:40

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  • I would also hit my head

    A Stranger On YoutubeA Stranger On YoutubePred 6 urami
  • That's the most original intro ever

    Colm AiguierColm AiguierPred 6 urami
  • Wait Evan I keep seeing Chris as his name

    Princess lucky CharmPrincess lucky CharmPred 6 urami
  • Watching this as a Jake was weird.

    Shattered Matrix IncorporatedShattered Matrix IncorporatedPred 6 urami
  • The crying child is Chris

    Princess lucky CharmPrincess lucky CharmPred 6 urami
  • You know the blackbird book it could be relevant to the fnaf 4 since foxy always was in a closet and we don't know the child in the room. But fnaf 4 wasn't in a bedroom it was in a hospital as you could see a drip in one of the nights. This is just a conclusion i put together :D thanks for listening

    Bob The Builder On SteroidsBob The Builder On SteroidsPred 6 urami
    • I'm also not sure on the name Evan. In New security breach ad they say the name Gregory this is just a hunch? Could one of the animatronics be made out of golden freddy? :)

      Bob The Builder On SteroidsBob The Builder On SteroidsPred 6 urami
  • It's Kris afton

    Randoo archRandoo archPred 6 urami

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  • 2:06 need help child

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  • I thought his name was Chris- Wait- where did the name Chris for C.C come from?-

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  • I may be wrong but going back to one of your last theories, and the info that is laid out for us. Isnt crying child Henry's son. Because we now know that the house from Fnaf 4 is Henry's (due to the books), shouldn't the crying child who is trapped in the house be Henry's son not Afton's. This probably makes no sense and I'm no expert but just my thoughts. Ps. Thanks for reading the books so indent have to

    Agent WalrusAgent WalrusPred 7 urami
  • im just super shocked this is crazy

    Miຮຮ AຮperiτyMiຮຮ AຮperiτyPred 7 urami
  • Me now: thinks security breach is the last game and that fnaf is close to being solved Me 20years in the future: “it’s far from over” Me 40 years in the future: “it’s never going to be over”

    Vegatable KingdomVegatable KingdomPred 7 urami
  • but doesnt crying child or evan or chris soul be in shadow freddy

    Help Friends ServicesHelp Friends ServicesPred 8 urami
  • Legit thought the intro was just MattPat finally losing his mind because of these FNAF videos.

    King Of HeartsKing Of HeartsPred 8 urami

    Ainat NegronAinat NegronPred 8 urami
  • I'm gonna need a new timeline at this point

    Beth_04Beth_04Pred 8 urami
  • evan

    Kenneth SmithKenneth SmithPred 8 urami
  • chrs.

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  • I am going to *s c r e e c h.* Now I have to explain why I'm changing my Chris to Evan and have people attack me because either I don't ship Mennard or their just jerks. *F M L*

    Scarlet pinxityScarlet pinxityPred 8 urami
  • Line up all the family members names of the afton family and see if the letters make a name that's just a quess

    Dembones skeliDembones skeliPred 8 urami
  • By this point the definition of “solved FNAF” to Matt is just when he makes a discovery and assumes what will happen and crossing his fingers the next game is the last Scott makes.

    Sleepy MochaSleepy MochaPred 8 urami
  • It’s Ethan because it’s better than Evan

    Ian BickIan BickPred 9 urami
  • Speaking of c.c my friend had this theory if you look at this image: file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/af/15/81032371-65E8-446E-9C64-6C0CF7012737/IMG_8209.jpeg my friend saw two stripes like c.c in someone’s trailer, so she told the group chat cause yes- and since she barley watches you I told you for her I honestly just thin Gregory might have stripes on his shirt cause- l.I.f.e but yeah-

    Loser_RoseyLoser_RoseyPred 9 urami
  • Hello everyone welcome to fan theory

    Dembones skeliDembones skeliPred 9 urami
  • What I thought it wwas Chris?

    Waxtermellon__RobloxYt OfficialWaxtermellon__RobloxYt OfficialPred 9 urami
  • While watching fnaf 4 again (specifically markiplier) and I noticed that a kid actually had a spring bonnie toy that matched almost exactly with the plush trap toy in one of the books. It was in part 3 of markiplier's fnaf vid at 12:41 . Not sure if you got this, but wanted to put this up anyway

    cadergator10cadergator10Pred 9 urami
  • Well, that penny's intro was fun

    Foam StagFoam StagPred 9 urami
  • EVAN

    Br1ttanyxoBr1ttanyxoPred 9 urami
  • Where’s our DAD THORRY STOP WITH THESES BOKS TOO PROOF THORIES (sarcasm) but please more dad he’s got something going on

    Danial KhanDanial KhanPred 9 urami
  • Gotta love Emotionally Repressed Child

    Matthew MillerMatthew MillerPred 9 urami
  • The puppets name is not Charlie its Charlotte Emily

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  • 1:42 my brain really just quoted that dude from veggietales... "they've never given me a name. i've been here since day one and i STILL don't have a name."

    summr thundrsummr thundrPred 9 urami
  • The crying child name is chris

    The firestarThe firestarPred 9 urami
  • Shitposting on another level XD

    Akshit SinghAkshit SinghPred 10 urami
  • Honestly fnaf needs to come to an end it feels like it’s just getting dragged out now

    Thomas AngellThomas AngellPred 10 urami
  • My life is over why I thought the crying child's name was Chris like Chris Afton

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  • The lore in a nutshell: *confusion*

    thatpvcguythatpvcguyPred 11 urami
  • Wolfy: it must be Evan! Me: it must be Evan! Mattpatt: it just can’t be Evan! Also me: it just can’t be!

    Jenisah TejedaJenisah TejedaPred 11 urami
  • Before you get mad at me for this, just listen. We know Aston is springtrap, since in ucn it called scraptrap “Afton” and scaptrap is springtrap who is purple guy. But what if mustered man is William and purple guy is mike? When does it actually say that purple guy is WILLIAM afton? This would seem to solve a few points that have bothered people, although I am not saying that this is definite. Just think about it and what it can mean for the lore. Please like this so Mattpat sees it. The only time it would be weird for the games is in ucn in the old man consequences part where afton is screaming “mike.” Other than that I don’t see anything in the games that disproves this. Again, just something I would like for people to think about.

    Xer RexXer RexPred 11 urami
    • wait, are you saying that there are 2 springtraps?

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  • haha my name is Evan

  • The game theorists, Ruining your childhood since 2011.

    Adelle HagleyAdelle HagleyPred 11 urami
  • Can crying child be Michael

    Max chihaiMax chihaiPred 11 urami
  • I have come to RIP everyone’s souls that is in my way!!!!! Vengeance SHALL BE MINE

    The One You Shouldn’t Have KilledThe One You Shouldn’t Have KilledPred 11 urami
  • MatPat: blackbird was the saddest Me: *laughs in The Cliffs*

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  • How big brain do you have to be to come up with this?!

    DetwandDetwandPred 11 urami
  • It’s reddit, it’s a hard maybe

    Awesome BreadAwesome BreadPred 11 urami
  • What if jake is the crying child just Scott changed it to trick us into thinking there not relatable

    Samuel RamosSamuel RamosPred 12 urami
  • I always thought crying child was chris

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  • Sooooo, we gonna see a video about the new trailer or what? :3

    Darkness CosplaysDarkness CosplaysPred 12 urami
  • Bendy

    Nelson NavarroNelson NavarroPred 12 urami
  • yes im sold with crying child being evan

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  • And 4 days later fnaf security breach trailer gets released... Coincidence...I think not.

    The RPGThe RPGPred 13 urami
  • I just missed alot of stuff

    Donlee TvDonlee TvPred 13 urami
  • crying child is chris afton

    louisjaco olivierlouisjaco olivierPred 13 urami
    • Omg chris is not crying child

      Lionel Aiden SalamaLionel Aiden SalamaPred uro
    • WHO IS CHRIS????

      Regular HoomanRegular HoomanPred 3 urami
    • "Chris" is not canon

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  • Make's sense because the foxy magazine and the marks, the marks are from Mike Afton and the magazine of foxy, Mike the brother of the crying child ''EVAN'' and foxy. Mike Afton, foxy bro.

    nicoaparicio1nicoaparicio1Pred 13 urami
  • I would think that the tally marks by Micheal would be a or the thing used to solve for the name because even if the kid didn't know his name his brother would definitely know it

    Homer HansonHomer HansonPred 13 urami
  • r/chonkers

    Takara FujiforestTakara FujiforestPred 14 urami
  • So, I have a thought. Matpat, if you see this, please hear me out. We all know how we are missing one Afton family member: Mrs. Afton. We have already established that Ballora may be a Mrs. Afton stand-in. We also know that Scott Cawthon doesn't do coincidences. So when we are introduced to the ONLY possibly adult female character in the franchise, it triggered something. Vanessa, who we do not know the last name of, might be an Afton? So, I looked at Ballora and nothing really stood out except for the song. So I re-listened to the song and may have found something. I know this song can be interpreted different ways, but this one does make sense. "Why do you hide inside your walls", we are playing as Gregory, a kid who is hiding behind anything he can so he doesn't die. "When there is music in my halls" We are in a pizza plex, it is most likely going to be loud with music. "All I see is an empty room, no more joy an empty tomb" All the other kids are gone, no more children playing, no more joy. No one is there making it an "empty tomb" for us. This all sounds great and all, but then my next question would be: "Why isn't Ballora in Fnaf VR?" Mat, your roast may come back to haunt you. Could it be that Ballora isn't in Fnaf VR because then there would technically be two of the same character? We know that in that game we are listening to "tape girl" or Vanessa. So wouldn't it be weird for us to be talking to Vanessa and to be fighting against a "Vanessa stand-in". So maybe that is why she isn't there. I feel as if this is just a bunch of loose ends that I'm trying to tie together, but this is all I got.

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  • Please move on.

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  • LOL

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  • I did not think that fnaf was still a thing

    Antonio FriendsAntonio FriendsPred 14 urami
  • I know the theory is 2 spirits in golden freddie (GF) but I think theres only one. So the crying child from FNAF4 is in GF then in sister location night 4 you're trapped in a spring lock suit. If that turns out to be the GF suit then it means GF got scooped, the only way it isnt the GF suit is if theres a third spring lock suit we never saw. Because we saw spring trap alive at the end of sister location when michael calls out to his father. Then when Enard enters the player he leaves but the purple guy doesnt die. Could that be because his brothers spirit stays behind and keeps him alive?

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  • Cassidy looked scary

    Jhancel Lawrence MarasiganJhancel Lawrence MarasiganPred 15 urami
  • Hey mat pat I have a theory about fnaf 4 what if we are playing as michael afton and not the crying child. I think that he is having nightmares about what he did to his brother a burning reminder of what him and his friends did. Like you said when you said that fnaf 4 doesn't make sense if it were real. Shouldn't the crying child be in the hospital why would he be at his house and he is sleeping in the crying child's room because he misses his brother.

    Levi GardnerLevi GardnerPred 15 urami