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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
    EvanTubeGaming7 hari yang lalu

    guess im the crying child guys

  • Top Knotch

    Top Knotch

    6 hari yang lalu

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  • Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A

    6 hari yang lalu

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

    6 hari yang lalu

    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

    6 hari yang lalu

    @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

  • Sleepy Eliza

    Sleepy Eliza

    6 hari yang lalu

    who u?

  • LR05
    LR0511 menit yang lalu

    Did anyone realize in the happiest day mini game the "crying child" had the golden Freddy mask when you gave him the cake. I'm not sure if I'm correct but didn't that fit as some evidence that he is the other soul in golden Freddy?

  • VoidableCat123
    VoidableCat12312 menit yang lalu

    matpat can you please do a theory on Little nightmares 2 and 1 it would be very interesting

  • Avery Savage
    Avery Savage22 menit yang lalu

    Matpatty cake!

  • Cullene's world
    Cullene's world25 menit yang lalu

    the name is chris

  • Najma Khan
    Najma Khan36 menit yang lalu

    Its evaaaaath

  • Najma Khan
    Najma Khan37 menit yang lalu

    Its evath

  • Najma Khan
    Najma Khan37 menit yang lalu

    Hmmm what about evath

  • McRonlad
    McRonlad40 menit yang lalu

    (I quickly want to mention that my theories are pretty much just guessing and not backed by any evidence) Can the EVAN mentioned in the Survival handbook even be the Father? Didnt Crying Child die due to the bite of 87 and therefore got passed on to Golden Fredie? A theorie im thinking about is that Crying child didnt actually die but he got mindswapped like Alec in the Shortstories in Fazbear Frights: Fetch. Though we dont know what or who is controlling the bodies of the possesed Kids. I dont know if they still have their actual knowledge or how they behave after the swaps. Perhaps their goal is then to gather more souls for the animatronics and that could be the reason he has the puppet there. To be able to capture Jake's soul. For this theory to work out there are 2 ways i can think of. Either Crying child changes his voice when he talks with margie and actually is still young, or he somehow traveled back in time like Oswald did in Fazbear Frights: Into the pit and therefore became an Adult.

  • SpeedyKnight
    SpeedyKnightJam Yang lalu

    ur fnaf intro is why i never watch fnaf vids

  • Ryan Akana
    Ryan AkanaJam Yang lalu

    That hollow knight theorist is debunked

  • xX_ThatFlower Girl_Xx
    xX_ThatFlower Girl_XxJam Yang lalu

    MAT, DID YOU SEE THE NEW SECURITY BREACH TRAILER!? THERE'S BALLORA'S MUSIC IN IT AND EVERYTHING. I'm freaking out, sorry. I'd love to see a theory on this though. The new trailer is so cool! Please watch it and update us on any new theories you might have based on it. Like, why is ballora's theme in the trailer? Is there going to be some connection between sister location and security breach? So many questions on that alone, too many to list. Please make a theory on this, I need answers Mat. ;-;

  • {Littledemon}
    {Littledemon}Jam Yang lalu

    OK Evan is not the crying child name it is the child to the first child that they ever had with William and Cara Afton I can give you a hint what the name of the crying child because I already know it BTW Mitchell is not the first child

  • Nuker Propane

    Nuker Propane

    50 menit yang lalu


  • •Bea•
    •Bea•Jam Yang lalu

    0:15 this is actually what I sound like when talking to my friend Jake

  • seteccy the best
    seteccy the best2 jam yang lalu

    Well Evan is the dad of the son he is the person that fredbear bit or Michael well William built fredbear diner and could mean that the crying child I Michael that's just a theory

  • 《Violet And Friends》
    《Violet And Friends》2 jam yang lalu

    Then that can't be....williak is Sofia the first now...

  • Marcus Marriott
    Marcus Marriott2 jam yang lalu

    I have a theory:so the new fnaf game is out yes ik ik u dont wanna hope on this but when I watched the trailer the kid had something on his shirt....he had stripes just like the crying child so it made me wonder if this has anything to do with the bite of 87 and if hes a relative

  • Amy Heyneke
    Amy Heyneke2 jam yang lalu

    When the movie comes out- if it comes out that is- I can predict at least one sentence in that film theory video because u can bet mat will do a film theory on fnaf the movie That video will 100% have the sentence "yea... fnaf ended up making it onto this channel too.. fnaf rlly is taking over my life" or something Simmilar

  • Arst Sten
    Arst Sten2 jam yang lalu

    What if its a girl and her name is Eva?

  • Official Gina
    Official Gina2 jam yang lalu

    I know ur trying to figure this out but crying childs name is chirs and he was in golden Freddy and then Cassidy I guess asked if she can only have the skin soot and the he used the shadow Freddy and I'm sorry if you didn't want me to say this and is u wanted to figure it out yourself

  • Nuker Propane

    Nuker Propane

    50 menit yang lalu

    Chris is a damn fanmade name

  • Official Gina

    Official Gina

    2 jam yang lalu

    Im sorry I didn't mean to miss spell some sorry (◞‸◟ㆀ)

  • Nieve Lea
    Nieve Lea2 jam yang lalu

    I got literal chills

  • Bacon Is Nice
    Bacon Is Nice2 jam yang lalu

    ‘Evan’ Isin’t Very Convincing Scott Is confusing us again + How would a plush connect to a Animatronic? Fredbear + Chris (ALT UNIVERSE) = Golden Freddy (Where Cassidy and ‘Evan’ Shares a Suit) Over The Games; 236 (in 6 they must be hiding) and UCN but its just a Theory, a GAME THEORY.

  • UZIdyldon420
    UZIdyldon4202 jam yang lalu

    I’m going to die before this game is solved

  • Soren Hawk
    Soren Hawk2 jam yang lalu

    Matpat needs to listen to "IT BEEN SO LONG" by the living tombstone to hear the words (sanity of your mother) and (long before im become a puppet) this could be (Vanessa Afton song theory)

  • Soren Hawk

    Soren Hawk

    17 menit yang lalu

    @Nuker Propane yeah I know that but still it wouldn't hurt to see if im right

  • Nuker Propane

    Nuker Propane

    49 menit yang lalu

    How about no? That song is fanmade and has zero connections

  • Desterus The broken
    Desterus The broken3 jam yang lalu

    Can you like stop talking about your hollow knight theory? xd it has been debunked, you are NOT king, you are son of the king and you were alive when the king was still alive

  • Nguyen Hai Ninh【鈴海苔礼】
    Nguyen Hai Ninh【鈴海苔礼】3 jam yang lalu

    To MatPat: could you please make a theory about FNAF Security Breach soon, cause you have probably watched the trailer that was release 2 days ago. Thanks if you do it, your theories are still great as ever!

  • Potatical
    Potatical3 jam yang lalu

    We need a 5 nights at matpat’s

  • Smiley Sword
    Smiley Sword3 jam yang lalu

    My names Evan no joke.

    KINGZ3 jam yang lalu

    0:55 why does he look like Jake Paul

  • Waffly Empress
    Waffly Empress3 jam yang lalu

    I think the crying child's name is Chris afton

  • Nuker Propane

    Nuker Propane

    49 menit yang lalu

    Its a fan name

  • amelia gulferica
    amelia gulferica3 jam yang lalu

    My theory is mike is the crying child and the nightmares used to attacked mike then the nightmares felt bad then chris comes in. Mike is bullying chris cuse mike does not get much love so mike got abused by william or his father then chris comes in mikes room and the nightmares thout chris is replacing mike and the nightmares also thout chris is the couse of mike's bad life so the nightmares tries to attack chris in the night then the crying child name is passed to chris.. So thats my theory..

  • Nuker Propane

    Nuker Propane

    48 menit yang lalu

    Incorrect and chris is a fan name

  • amelia gulferica
    amelia gulferica3 jam yang lalu

    Crying child = evan or chris

  • Nuker Propane

    Nuker Propane

    48 menit yang lalu

    First one Second one is a fan name

  • KING_ glokkz blangin
    KING_ glokkz blangin3 jam yang lalu

    Here’s a theory who the 1001 is friendly?

  • Aydens world
    Aydens world4 jam yang lalu

    who randomly remeberd fnaf

  • Rahma Shifa
    Rahma Shifa4 jam yang lalu

    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.

  • Spot23 Rolly
    Spot23 Rolly4 jam yang lalu


  • richard munoz
    richard munoz4 jam yang lalu

    Hey mat I have a Theory could Henry be a robot or does Fnaf world have to do with Crying child brother because in Fnaf world Henry die there but he come back in Freddy Fazbear Pizzeria simulator as well as crying child brother he get scooped in sister location but doesn’t die so does Fnaf world have to do with the Fnaf events?

  • richard munoz

    richard munoz

    4 jam yang lalu

    As well (forget to type this)Henry and crying child brother are try to fix Willam Afton doing?

  • Veaf ST
    Veaf ST4 jam yang lalu

    This is getting old now

  • Filip Zhõng
    Filip Zhõng4 jam yang lalu

    So, how did Scott Cawthon even come up with all this and make it connect?!

  • Jennifer Matthews
    Jennifer Matthews5 jam yang lalu

    The crying child's name is chris

  • Nuker Propane

    Nuker Propane

    48 menit yang lalu


  • Jennifer Matthews

    Jennifer Matthews

    4 jam yang lalu

    Also known as c.c sounds like circus baby right

  • Captain Skittles
    Captain Skittles5 jam yang lalu

    So I figured something out. I saw this on tiktok but maybe JUST MAYBE THE CRYING CHILD IS GREGORY IN SECURITY BREACH! pay attention to him in front of the cameras in the trailer of security breach. They have the same shirt...the same strips the same color of the crying child and gregory. The same type of pants... everything

  • DKA Jones
    DKA Jones5 jam yang lalu

    crying child is obviously tom from eddsworld because he has pitch-black eyes and has bad memories!

  • Bailey Hardee
    Bailey Hardee5 jam yang lalu

    New FNaF trailer, theory time!!!!

  • HB • Raizo
    HB • Raizo5 jam yang lalu

    I just wanna ask a question does anyone know that game where you chop wood as Mr. Chipper i know it was a game i just forgot what game it was and i would just like to play it one more time.

  • Amelea Amelea
    Amelea Amelea5 jam yang lalu

    It makes sense but we’re is Elizabeth

  • Stardust Holy Crusader
    Stardust Holy Crusader5 jam yang lalu

    Reddit almost tore apart the stonk market, of course they solved fnaf Reddit can do the impossible

  • Eirian Jimenez
    Eirian Jimenez5 jam yang lalu

    I always thought it was Christopher ;-;

  • Ling Xing ching
    Ling Xing ching5 jam yang lalu

    wait a minute.... [im not gonna say who are you] isnt the crying childs name chris afton?

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    3 jam yang lalu

    @Ling Xing ching Idk, I haven't read "real Jake" yet, maybe it said that Jake was one of the Aftons

  • Ling Xing ching

    Ling Xing ching

    3 jam yang lalu

    @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy ohhhhh ok but still why assume Evan is the crying child and jake is williams grandson?

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    5 jam yang lalu

    Chris=fanmade name

  • Mace Whitehead
    Mace Whitehead5 jam yang lalu

    I think the crying child is alive and this is his future. Idk I think that might be it

  • Zero Glow
    Zero Glow6 jam yang lalu


  • Zero Glow

    Zero Glow

    6 jam yang lalu

    My life is sad the only thing that gives me joy is my family my books and FNAF Theoris

  • Snow Wave
    Snow Wave6 jam yang lalu

    Um... Matpat... One thing that has always bothered me when you talk about FNAF 4. When you say that is the bite of 83 based only on the TV ad/show. I think that was just the way Scott had to show when the main characters in the Fazbear franchise were created, that would be in that show. And...As you yourself said it, scott teased '87' in his site before releasing the 4th game. And the 'Was it me?' images... What for?... The 4th game is set in 87, man.

  • Ren Jimenez
    Ren Jimenez6 jam yang lalu

    Maybe crying child is one of the kids in the graveyard in the cassidy theory

  • Joshua Burden
    Joshua Burden6 jam yang lalu

    Fun fact there is a eye behind freedy in FNaF 1

  • Deegan Lowell
    Deegan Lowell6 jam yang lalu

    I think the books are all connected to the crying child because each book has atleast one story that has a fnaf 4 animatronic in it example: the mini springtrap that only moves in the dark and the mini Fred bears

  • That One Artist in a Hat
    That One Artist in a Hat6 jam yang lalu

    In the FNAF books(The Silver Eyes, The Twisted Ones, and The Fourth Closet.), Charlie has scattered memories of a twin named Sammy. In the books, he is the first one to be snatched by William Afton. I'm just wondering if he possibly fits into the law more? It feels strange that his name just comes up a few times in the books, and then he's just seen as a rumour, even though he is mentioned in the Freddy Files, being named as a mere possibility. I don't think he's The Crying Child, since The Crying Child was bitten by Golden Freddy, not snatched, but that doesn't change the gact that he seemingly doesn't exist in the rest of the games or Fazbear Frightes. I just think it's a little strange, but I wanted to chuck this comment out there for discussion. He may have no significance whatsoever, but Henry having Charlie, and The Crying Child, and Foxy bro(Michael) as children seems strange, because there were only two bedrooms in Henry's house.(I may be wrong about that, I am unsure.) So if Charlie had a twin brother(Sammy) when she was younger, that would mean Henry has a total of three/four children, and only _two_ bedrooms, which means he may have moved after Sammy was snatched, like in the books, meaning at the time he only had Charlie and Crying Child, i.e, two rooms.(I don't know if Michael lived with him, I'm still trying to understand Michael's schtick.) I'm just thinking out loud to be completely honest, anyone have any ideas? Am I just picking at an unimportant detail? Could be anything with FNAF, so I thought I'd comment something. Apologies for the paragraph, have a lovely day!

    DEATH RAYQUAZA6 jam yang lalu

    the game theroy: i found the FNAF timeline! Teacher: this is the 50th time this week that you have sovled the FNAF timeline

  • Andrea Soria-Pino
    Andrea Soria-Pino6 jam yang lalu

    Dude his name is Jake

  • Dragonspitter2 23
    Dragonspitter2 236 jam yang lalu


  • Wyvern Studios
    Wyvern Studios6 jam yang lalu

    Again,if micheal is foxy bro then he would of had to been crying child since crying child was the only one to ever get into a deadly accident and afton said he would put him back together and then micheal says in a cutscene "Father its me micheal i put her back together..just like you asked me to" and only the crying child would know that phrase since William said that to him

  • LostParadise
    LostParadise7 jam yang lalu

    Idk, everything leading to "Evan" seems too coincidental to be coincidental.

  • Messorems_joker
    Messorems_joker7 jam yang lalu

    Hello people of the internet. I’m a small gaming youtuber. Granted, we don’t know eachother, I want to give anyone who stumbles across me and my message the option to check out my content. If you don’t like it, it’s fine, I’m good with that. Just try it out, you might see something you like.

  • Freddy Fazbear
    Freddy Fazbear7 jam yang lalu

    THAT Not Its Name Its Chris Not Evan

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    5 jam yang lalu

    "Chris" =fanmade name

  • The_Animal
    The_Animal7 jam yang lalu

    Theory:They where never haunted robots they where just enraged furries #RELATEBLE

  • Jaxon Hunt Gaming
    Jaxon Hunt Gaming7 jam yang lalu

    I was watching the new security breach trailer then I saw a boy on cameras and his shirt had 2 Gray lines u know what I mean matpat

  • Vortexian
    Vortexian7 jam yang lalu

    Honestly, I can really agree that Evan feels like too big of a stretch, but progress has definitely been made.

  • Blue Fish
    Blue Fish7 jam yang lalu

    I get what you mean by being concerned about how Evan was gotten, however the fact that the method did get a properly spelled name makes me more convinced. It reminds me of the pazzazz math work pages. If you were doing it wrong or cutting corners you would get something that doesn't make sense. Another thing to consider is that maybe Scott did change up the methodology for some of the puzzles in the work book. Considering that those pages have remained unused for such a long time tells me that we either haven't figured out the pattern for them or that he has yet to release content that will help us with it. Trying this new pattern would support option number one here. In regards to the use of Evan in the story, this also feels like a move Scott has done before and would probably still continue to use.

  • Gløwing Mushrøøm
    Gløwing Mushrøøm7 jam yang lalu

    Wait so, is Terrence afton real or? Because hold up just a moment! I’m most likely wrong but think about it, The crying child has been called Chris by many people. So? If Terrence is real what if his real name isn’t Terrence! That’s another way Evan could be added to fnaf?

  • Nuker Propane

    Nuker Propane

    47 menit yang lalu

    Terrence is a fan name

  • Carl Wheezer
    Carl Wheezer7 jam yang lalu


  • Big world of Mark
    Big world of Mark7 jam yang lalu

    Everybody’s been saying that for some reason so I like to tell you

  • Big world of Mark
    Big world of Mark7 jam yang lalu

    The crying child is named Chris Affton

  • Braden S
    Braden S8 jam yang lalu

    4:23 remind me, where did matpat get this picture of Cassidy ?

  • 【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】

    【 evangeline anastacia audrey 】

    7 jam yang lalu

    from fnaf ucn in one of the easter eggs you can search it up in youtube or even in google itself

  • Colton Crawley
    Colton Crawley8 jam yang lalu

    13:42 those eyes jump scared me so bad

  • Banda Blue Vlogs
    Banda Blue Vlogs8 jam yang lalu

    i wish MATPAT theorize Little Nightmares 2 ❤️

  • Elliott Lukes
    Elliott Lukes8 jam yang lalu

    That in ultimate custom night nightmare says the shadow fears him. Hint on cc being shadow Freddy probably not shadow Bonnie but there’s a chance

  • Elliott Lukes
    Elliott Lukes8 jam yang lalu

    I just wanna say

  • Evan Hubiak
    Evan Hubiak8 jam yang lalu

    am i the crying child?

  • TTV_ToxicBryan
    TTV_ToxicBryan8 jam yang lalu

    all right i know that a lot of people probably thought of this, but in the new security breach trailer, Gregory is infront of a bunch of cameras. If you look closely at his shirt you can see 2 grey stripes. And who has those stripes. The crying child. So does the crying child= Gregory?! probably not.

  • gleam spirit
    gleam spirit8 jam yang lalu

    what if everything scott did was random and now he is making the story up as he goes through all these fnaf theories

  • Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover8 jam yang lalu

    I don’t think it is even I mean it could be but it’s just not convincing me.....

  • so random domo#02
    so random domo#028 jam yang lalu

    In the new trailer for FNAF (security breach), we see a child called Gregory. In the shot where we see him, if you turn the brightness up, you can see that the child has the same 2 stripes on his shirt that the crying child has, so what if the crying child is actually named Gregory?

  • Actinion
    Actinion8 jam yang lalu

    "first on-screen death in the theories" Springtrap moment

  • I've chicken legs
    I've chicken legs8 jam yang lalu

    I think Fnaf security breach will be a game like EVIL NUN or ICE SCREAM

  • Ceksti
    Ceksti8 jam yang lalu

    For a minute there I theorized scott was releasing new content just to kick your theories in the stomach repeatedly and just thought it was funny to watch you lose your mind over these theories

  • Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover8 jam yang lalu

    Mat guess what there is a fnaf trailer for u :)

  • Leah .W
    Leah .W8 jam yang lalu

    I feel like he is done and tried he just wants a Break so if you see this how are you and here take this Meal and some water

  • Leah .W

    Leah .W

    8 jam yang lalu

    Look at his eyes just...

  • Poisonous Angel
    Poisonous Angel8 jam yang lalu

    Bro he needs to make another theory now that the new trailer is out for security breach

  • Lyefinity
    Lyefinity8 jam yang lalu

    i named this baby doll i had like 4 years ago “Evan” when i got it and like a month or so after i named the doll i found FNAF.. wow.

  • Baze Chivaluksna
    Baze Chivaluksna9 jam yang lalu

    Is the crying child Gregory from fnaf security breach

  • Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx
    Xx_Emi_Xx xx_Wolfie_2020_gacha_xx9 jam yang lalu

    Last time I checked the crying child was Chris l- what!

  • arlin barrios
    arlin barrios9 jam yang lalu

    I know of an app for us it’s basically purple guys help William Afton child like basically job that’s why he’s the right guy on fire for his memories and

  • Rodrigo Rodriguez
    Rodrigo Rodriguez9 jam yang lalu

    Hey mat pat I found the crying child nam........oh you already found it out

  • Noah Marshall
    Noah Marshall9 jam yang lalu

    My theory might be wrong but what if the crying child which is Michael afton lost his soul after he died in the hospital but because the purple guy was able to “rebuild” him he was left to be soul less but alive and the crying child soul was still in golden freddy? Just a thought I had.

  • Damien Yuen
    Damien Yuen9 jam yang lalu

    "There's no connection to FNAF but there's a connection to FNAF" -Mat 2021

  • Noah Burch
    Noah Burch9 jam yang lalu

    You excited for security breach, so much lore for you to explore

  • demo boy5
    demo boy59 jam yang lalu

    Yes I mean reddit literally solved a criminal case so I'm gonna trust them

  • crazytaco x
    crazytaco x9 jam yang lalu

    Has anyone tried using the 53 on the foxy magazine as 53! Like the factorial, and see what the numbers make?

    DAMEMEENATOR9 jam yang lalu

    game theory: is about to figure out the fnaf storyline Fnaf 4: Im about to ruin this man's whole career

  • XxX Little_Blue XxX
    XxX Little_Blue XxX9 jam yang lalu

    None of this is true his name is Christopher afton or Chris afton

  • Candy Comillion
    Candy Comillion9 jam yang lalu

    Wait Millie purple animatronics purple guy's daughter

  • New York Central
    New York Central9 jam yang lalu

    Sorry Evan you got bite. In the head in 83