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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

    • J night
      J night


    • 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

  • Chaos VxOv
    Chaos VxOv

    His name cant be Evan. In the book Evan is a grown man and in the games the crying child/(Evan?) died due to the bite.

  • AngerOwl29

    Why did i think his name was Jake this entire time? Who even is Jake? Anyway I'm still convinced that Scott doesn't actually have the story planned, he just adds tidbits of random stuff for the fans to "decode" and uses what he likes best to create more lore

  • FarrellWolf

    Matt your forgetting that we are talking about the serious game that had us put a number into a wall, so I don't think its a stretch at all.

  • something original
    something original

    Matpat:*has been trying to solve fnaf for years now* Reddit:*supposedly solves fnaf Matpat:*visible Anger*

  • Lior Mozes
    Lior Mozes

    When the closet opened in the black i saw fnad 1 golden freddie junpscare

    • Lior Mozes
      Lior Mozes


  • Soul

    Hey can anyone explain this to me why does Micheal have the memorys of Elizabeth's voice lines was he there when she was asking William? I'm really confused

  • Samantha Trujillo
    Samantha Trujillo

    it's c.c

  • Litzamary Benítez
    Litzamary Benítez

    Evan could be the criyng child

  • Anita Paniagua
    Anita Paniagua

    The binding of the crying child

  • Daisy Lewis-Gist
    Daisy Lewis-Gist

    a new fnaf Comercial came out like 6 days ago and it said the name Gregory Idk if this is important but the security officer is a female and not one of the aftons

  • nyctophiliq

    cc your name is evan :)

  • Gage Ebert
    Gage Ebert

    I have no words

  • Gage Ebert
    Gage Ebert


  • TyrantBoi09

    Dude idk why but everytime i watch a fnaf theory i get goosebumps.

  • Malik Narayanin
    Malik Narayanin

    We need a full recap of the lore, Mat. most of us can't keep up with all the changes and updates to the lore.

  • K.R.J random channel
    K.R.J random channel

    So, black bird is a same story, different version sort of thing? Also, my Theory is that golden Freddy isn't the only shared animatronic I think there is 2 soals in circus baby, as one minute she wants to help, next she kidnapped you, perhaps the green eyed girl from fnaf 4

  • Henry games
    Henry games

    13:32 and why is this surprising I’m just saying like there is billions of people and who knows how many people are named Evan but..

  • jade espinal
    jade espinal

    with the gacha i have been watching,his name is chris

  • Henry games
    Henry games

    For a second I thought his name was Eva lol

  • Henry games
    Henry games

    Evan afton.. has a nice ring to it

  • Love- Unicorn
    Love- Unicorn

    One theory is that the crying child is name Chirs lol might not true

  • Eri Chan
    Eri Chan

    Everyone: WHO IS DA CRYING CHILD? Gacha community: Chris, duh.

  • Brooken_VOID

    do security breech plz

  • Alexandru Dumitru
    Alexandru Dumitru

    New throri. Loock at the trailer and you will see spring trap animatronic parts and dere are burnd. vany tries to pice wiliam afton back thogeter


    It's a stretch and you have to close your eyes hear and there but it dose make sense and would make the story of the black bird revelent so I am sold

  • Jake Mahaffy
    Jake Mahaffy

    Dude I start the video and he’s screaming my name over and over super creepy🤣

  • Jaycen Taylor
    Jaycen Taylor

    the 7th fazbear frights book is out now :)

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      hi, can i ask you something?

  • Bubbly Llama
    Bubbly Llama

    MatPat can u do a recap video😭

  • Scarlett Frye Hall
    Scarlett Frye Hall

    C.C Or the crrying child name is sopposed to be Chris

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      You have a Gacha life pfp of course you would say that

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      no, this is not a canon name. Please do not spread false information

  • Luke Carlson
    Luke Carlson

    By the way, I want the next channel to be book theory

  • Cuyo Historiador
    Cuyo Historiador

    We need this people in the police department for solving crimes

    • Cuyo Historiador
      Cuyo Historiador

      @Charming nowhere to hide what answer? I was just saying that this kind Is solving and logic would ve very useful in real crimes.... Maybe

    • Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide

      fnaf is based on a true story, figure out the true story then you'll have your answer

  • cartoon play
    cartoon play

    do you know that golden freddy is a ghost ?

    • Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide

      I’m not certain about Evan, but I am certain that this title crossed the clickbait line. Come on, Matpat.

  • cryin chile
    cryin chile

    What if gregory is the crying child I mean the plushie said "I will put you back together" and what if gregory is a robot that is luring afton to his death

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      Gregory is completely unrelated to the bite victim Bite victim died over 40 or 50 years ago

  • 22wwddews Sup
    22wwddews Sup

    It’s Gregory that’s his name

  • Stavros Petro
    Stavros Petro

    I thought "why when you use in unc the death coin on golden freddy you get jumpscared by fredbear" after Mat's theory that he found that golden freddy has two souls I thought "If the crying child got killed by fredbear that means you get jumpscared by the crying child not by Cassidy"

  • AntiTeo Sensai
    AntiTeo Sensai

    At this point I think the books are just telling the same story , but in a alternate universe , but most of the events play out the same

  • Aimee O'Brien
    Aimee O'Brien

    Theory of mine: GlitchTrap is posessing Vanny and her eyes flow red Vanny is controlling the others but not Glamrock freddy since his eyes aren't red so he is helping Gregory (Who we play as) To escape or survive Vansessa who is probably Vanny can't control herself so she switches from time to time to confuse Gregory so The other animatronics follow Vanny or Glitchtraps command thats why MontGomory Gator said that because Glitchtrap made him say that when they catch gregory they will bring it to Vanny so Vanny can give it to glitch trap to kill and most obviously stuff into another suit. (If you steal this make sure to Credit me for making it!) UHM THIS IS A SECURITY BREACH THOERY MADE BY ME

  • Joy JohnsonI3lu
    Joy JohnsonI3lu

    *O P E N T H E C A B I N E T , J A K E*


    no hes neme is chris ok

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      Chris is a stupid fanmade name

  • Calleighs fnaf corner
    Calleighs fnaf corner

    I’m confused because everyone keeps saying “the crying child’s name is Christopher afton” but it doesn’t make sense

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      Chris is nothing more than a stupid fanmade names

  • Isaac YoUTuBe aNTi123
    Isaac YoUTuBe aNTi123

    CC name is Chris dum dum

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      "Chris" is a fan-made name dum dum

  • Le renard orange mais pas roux
    Le renard orange mais pas roux

    Imagine if ballon boy was the awnser to fnaf

  • Channing Pennartz
    Channing Pennartz

    i searched it and it said chris afton

  • a Thing
    a Thing

    I made a little mini theory of my own if you want ultimate custom night and jump scared by or if you even can jump scare you the voices of him will be Henry Mike help have you considered that that was William Afton in hell crying for help think about it we know that Mike is William Afton son and Henry is his work partner so it makes sense if William Afton is old man consequences stuck in HE double hockey sticks or in some kind of a bit video game or some torture by the one you should not have killed I have full evidence it’s a literally everywhere to the screams of help you wouldn’t said it yourself William Afton is like Separated so technically that could be a piece of William Afton stuck in some kind of video game or torture or whatever for naff can give us so that’s my little mini theory

  • Smartboi87

    Dude how long have you been at this for?

  • hyphae

    but that would mean that C.C survived the bite if he had a son-

  • Matt

    I’m not certain about Evan, but I am certain that this title crossed the clickbait line. Come on, Matpat.

  • Foreign

    fnaf is based on a true story, figure out the true story then you'll have your answer

  • Mochi Who
    Mochi Who

    I feel that the name "Evan" goes along with the crying child's name very well but we have to think about the con's of this theory, now the evidence about the Jake story is heavily helpful in a way seeing that Jake's father name is Evan and he has a brother named Michael, but we also have to think about Jake's father more, if he is the crying child in a different universe then that would throw everything and I mean everything we've learned so far except from Scott's proven evidence out of the window. My first reason for saying this is that if it somehow does have something to due with all the evidence it would be illogical, I say this because how could the crying child be in the military if he literally has the front part of he's brain chomped off I mean you couldn't say surgery because how would they be able to attach all those nerves together again, also why would the military recruit someone with that serious of an injury without first having heavy precautions that would be set. That's just what i came up with for right now and im heavily sure there are many whole's in this Con theory but this is just something i came up with watching this video but pretty solid evidence i can't wait for for the next video. 😄

  • Undo 001
    Undo 001

    2:07 Relatable

  • Vusumuzi Ncube
    Vusumuzi Ncube

    Hers a theory. So Micheal has an older brother which died named Terrance Afton. So if you go to the place where most FNAF videos are made which is Gacha club, the story consists mostly on micheal. Now the theory the reason why micheal bullied CC with the FOXY mask was to tell him secratly that MICHEAL is NIGHTMARE FOXY. this has a connection with his dead brother.

    • Vusumuzi Ncube
      Vusumuzi Ncube

      Thanks for the information

    • Vusumuzi Ncube
      Vusumuzi Ncube


    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      @Vusumuzi Ncube Thats only fanmade Nowhere in fnaf the name terrence exists

    • Vusumuzi Ncube
      Vusumuzi Ncube

      OK so I did a quick surch which is Micheal is Terrance. Full name MICHAEL TERRANCE AFTON. but I don't think it's official

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee

      Ew gacha life Get out

  • Shark Shrek
    Shark Shrek

    Matpat you made a mistake for the ultimate custom night theory and it was including what nightmarionne said even tho she isn't canon

  • Charlotte Wade
    Charlotte Wade

    Its crish

  • Cadence Perkins
    Cadence Perkins

    Fazbear frights 7 came out I think

  • 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6
    3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6

    dude i think you can just assume the answer to anything involving solving fnaf is 'no they didnt' now

  • FNAF GAMER 1987
    FNAF GAMER 1987

    Isn't golden Freddy still alive?

  • Lextra

    have you ever considered that golden freddy is fredbear, 'cause if you use the death coin on him in ultimate custom night you get jumpscared by fredbear?

  • Karleigh Chelf
    Karleigh Chelf

    Ok, so I have this theory. Basically, William only wanted daughters. So when Mike was born, William was upset since he wanted a daughter. He decided to torment Mike for the rest of his life. Then Elizabeth was born. William was so happy he made her a whole robot (but William being William had to make it a murder machine) So eventually William wanted another daughter, so when Crying Child was born William just completely snapped, and made the Nightmare animatronics to torment him. And William went so insane that he built a whole fake version of his own house. And every night William would take the poor cyring child to that place. That's really it. I know it's all over the place but I could be on to something I don't know.


    when the gacha says C.C OR EVAN'S name is CHRIS:

  • Laurent Morel-à-l'Huissier
    Laurent Morel-à-l'Huissier

    This is cool

  • Stephens gaming clips
    Stephens gaming clips


  • Aza Adama
    Aza Adama

    Crying child name is Christopher/chris

    • Warcrime Klee
      Warcrime Klee


  • Dab Squad Leader
    Dab Squad Leader

    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

  • krisp

    Can mat like make a 78 hour long fnaf theory recap vid

  • Dante Von Crowlley
    Dante Von Crowlley

    *Can they solve Fate universe?*

  • mr fastlane
    mr fastlane

    Look carefully at the sercurty breach trailer

  • AlicetheNeko

    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.

  • SpaceBro

    Little Nightmares 2 theory?

  • Terrax Gaming
    Terrax Gaming

    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

  • Mackenzie Woloschuk
    Mackenzie Woloschuk

    Well,time to mess with my headcanons again-

  • Roon Lin
    Roon Lin

    The crying child is named Chris

  • Xinyu Tiew
    Xinyu Tiew

    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

  • Zero Null
    Zero Null

    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?

  • Evie Anne
    Evie Anne

    Dear Evan Hansen, the darker version

  • kadmiel ezekiel carillo
    kadmiel ezekiel carillo

    The crying child name is Chris

    • T Milo A.
      T Milo A.

      Erm, No.

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Hey bon bon

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama


    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Yeah bo

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy


  • Lionel Aiden Salama
    Lionel Aiden Salama

    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 Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      But hey that's just a theory a game theory

  • Trey Gojon
    Trey Gojon

    395248 from fnaf 3 what if we need to use that in the foxy grid

  • Ainah Chargualaf
    Ainah Chargualaf

    Please do a game theory on Little Nightmares 2!

  • Jaime D
    Jaime D

    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!

  • The King 72
    The King 72

    Wait my name is Evan

  • noob king
    noob king

    the crying child nae is criss

    • Regular Hooman
      Regular Hooman

      Who is criss?

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      No its evan

  • Wolfwalker w.
    Wolfwalker w.

    I thought crying child was Chris Afton ;-;

    • Regular Hooman
      Regular Hooman

      @Lionel Aiden Salama scott is Chris?

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama


    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Guys chris is not crying child

    • Regular Hooman
      Regular Hooman


  • Omen OwO
    Omen OwO

    heey, wanna try valorant lore?

  • Benny Vazquez
    Benny Vazquez

    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!!

  • Zacvh

    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

  • Riley Afton
    Riley Afton


  • Mike Zaldy
    Mike Zaldy

    If you think about it golden Freddy has three spirits

  • Cassidy Hoefer
    Cassidy Hoefer

    There is a new trailer for security breach

  • Puppymcpupsters

    can't wait for you to solve FNAF again in a month

  • Lyric Pratt
    Lyric Pratt

    Its chris

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      @Regular Hooman my name is adien

    • Regular Hooman
      Regular Hooman

      @Lionel Aiden Salamafinally a answer

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      @Regular Hooman its evan

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      Micheal is foxy maskand purple guy in sl

    • Lionel Aiden Salama
      Lionel Aiden Salama

      You should read the book

  • Lexie Rose
    Lexie Rose

    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)

  • Daniel Rauch
    Daniel Rauch

    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.

  • Sebastian Delgado
    Sebastian Delgado

    So now, who is Michael Afton?

  • Shoto Milk
    Shoto Milk


  • A Stranger On Youtube
    A Stranger On Youtube

    I would also hit my head

  • Colm Aiguier
    Colm Aiguier

    That's the most original intro ever

  • Princess lucky Charm
    Princess lucky Charm

    Wait Evan I keep seeing Chris as his name

  • Shattered Matrix Incorporated
    Shattered Matrix Incorporated

    Watching this as a Jake was weird.

  • Princess lucky Charm
    Princess lucky Charm

    The crying child is Chris