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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
    EvanTubeGaming15 dni temu

    guess im the crying child guys

  • J night

    J night

    3 dni temu


  • Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat

    Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat

    15 dni temu

    I mean Evan made my childhood

  • Train guy 1 A

    Train guy 1 A

    15 dni temu

    EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

  • Bettina Sherwood

    Bettina Sherwood

    15 dni temu

    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

    15 dni temu

    @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

  • Sporticus Stanz
    Sporticus Stanz46 minut temu

    imagine the crying child was called freddy

  • Decortis Ellis
    Decortis Ellis53 minut temu

    his name is chris athon

  • 0.obsessiv.0
    0.obsessiv.0Godzinę temu

    I do love this theory so much but I am in agreement that somethings don’t fit, for example the drawing of nightmare Fredbear is drawn in red ink, the pen that Mike draws in. If this theory is true then is there something else we don’t know about Mike? Is there something we haven’t found that connects Mike to the nightmares of the crying child? I don’t believe that Mike and the crying child are the same person, the conclusion we’ve ended at seems to be the best one...... hold on... Brainwave, you remember Charlie from the books right? Is there a possibility that Mike and whoever the crying child is are similar to Charlie’s four models? They seemed to have been living at the same time but maybe their father lost the older brother after the events of Fnaf 4 too. There’s some holes in the thought that could be filled but it wouldn’t have enough evidence to support it, unless I’m missing something that is. Just some things to think about I guess.

  • •El & Ellen_productions •
    •El & Ellen_productions •Godzinę temu

    As long as there is a name I’m good

  • - Suffering pain苦しみの痛み
    - Suffering pain苦しみの痛み2 godzin temu

    I think "evan" is named chris

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Godzinę temu

    I think you forgot that Chris is a fanon name

  • Night Wolf
    Night Wolf2 godzin temu

    His name is Chirs so yeah

  • Jpez
    Jpez2 godzin temu

    8.3.2021, 14.30

  • luks jutuber
    luks jutuber2 godzin temu

    Ayyyyy lmao

  • SpringGamer William Afton
    SpringGamer William Afton2 godzin temu

    0:27 Oh... thanks you.

  • Hecker 99
    Hecker 992 godzin temu

    Maybe Henry is also somehow possessing golden freddy?

  • phan panagao
    phan panagao3 godzin temu

    chris afton

  • ᴛʜᴇᴍᴀɴʙᴇʜɪɴᴅᴛʜᴇsʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ /ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍ ᴀғᴛᴏɴ
    ᴛʜᴇᴍᴀɴʙᴇʜɪɴᴅᴛʜᴇsʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ /ᴡɪʟʟɪᴀᴍ ᴀғᴛᴏɴ3 godzin temu

    Fun fact: *Its C.C Name Is Evan afton or Chris afton its comformed (srry if i spelled that wrong*

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    3 godzin temu

    Fun Fact:"Chris" is a fanon name, and that name has never been confirmed

  • Tom4Mot
    Tom4Mot4 godzin temu

    The Crying Child Name is: Sammy

  • EsteDoesGaming
    EsteDoesGaming4 godzin temu

    What Is happening

  • Mr Think?
    Mr Think?4 godzin temu

    Hey matpat I know this dose not matter but you can tell that there are different FNAF locations cuz in fnaf2 and fnaf1 you can see the difference between the heads with freddy whither freddy has more of a tall head and normal freddy has more of a squished head so that kinda proves there was a location before fnaf 2 Love your content hope you see my comment

  • Pico
    Pico5 godzin temu

    Honestly, I don't agree on most of the new theories, That's because I try to make my own. And seeing probably last mystery of FNaF being solved is quite sad for me, I just can't accept it, I hope there are some secrets in FNaF 1 2 or 3 that haven't been discovered, I don't want to FNaF just end.

  • Clutch545
    Clutch5455 godzin temu

    Wow! Game Theory is finally doing Game Theories again! What is this? 2014?

  • Faine Jolie Abus
    Faine Jolie Abus7 godzin temu

    Criying child is realy cris

  • Cheryl Ng
    Cheryl Ng7 godzin temu

    chris afton+evan afton is Chris Evans??!!! i knew it, marvel was related to FNAF

  • Donlee Tv
    Donlee Tv7 godzin temu

    What if Scott is Mat

  • Nieve Angeletti
    Nieve Angeletti8 godzin temu

    "I won't spoil [The Real Jake] for you, this time!" *Two minutes later* "... and then Jake goes on to possess Simon and his spirit joins Andrew in the Stitchwraith"

  • Lex Official Music
    Lex Official Music8 godzin temu

    Because evens brother was wearing a foxy mask on the bite victims bday so I'd make sense that the character his brother killed him as would have the numbers for evens name

  • Œ Wizzo
    ΠWizzo8 godzin temu

    We did we call the crying child chris in the first place, :]?

  • Lokeypokey


    4 godzin temu

    @Mediocre Breakdown both

  • Mediocre Breakdown

    Mediocre Breakdown

    8 godzin temu

    No, I have no idea where that came from, it’s either a fandom name or us Gacha community randomly made it up :/

  • Hy3b1d Drag0n
    Hy3b1d Drag0n8 godzin temu

    wait remember 2014 fnaf 1 night 5 he didnt die that night he just got springlocked on the recording ?

  • Gabriel Stein
    Gabriel Stein8 godzin temu

    I just came back to this channel to see if they were still doing FNAF and holy hell the mad lads are still at it

  • Emperor Snorlax
    Emperor Snorlax8 godzin temu

    When I saw the name Evan my first thought was Vanoss, this lead to imagining his Owl Character being an animatronic.

  • Mediocre Breakdown

    Mediocre Breakdown

    8 godzin temu

    That’s terrifying

  • Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier
    Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier9 godzin temu

    I am convinced with the name Evan, pretty complex way to get that name and lots of theory stuff.

  • Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier
    Totally Boyfriend from FNF also funkier9 godzin temu

    Other people who don't do theories: *C h r i s*

  • Original Roleplays
    Original Roleplays10 godzin temu

    Thank God finally a name I hate when people say he's Chris Afton it's annoying

  • 27hero27
    27hero2710 godzin temu

    Make a new theory about the new gameplay trailer for fnaf pls

  • Im Aight
    Im Aight10 godzin temu

    If someone has the logbook please try this thank you Try going from the first set of tally marks and the number of the page and put that into the thing with foxy then for the next set of tally’s take that and the number of pages between the tally’s before and put that in with the foxy thing ( idk what to call it). Then keep repeating this and see what you get. This seems pretty simple but this was just what I think because Micheal Afton kinda must know that his brother is there because of the questions that are there and I can’t really think of any other reason why he would put tally marks.

  • Spencer and cooper gaming
    Spencer and cooper gaming11 godzin temu


  • alquacks
    alquacks11 godzin temu

    Idk probably the book is a alternate or sum

  • Auroura Kidd
    Auroura Kidd12 godzin temu

    Okay. So I've really been cracking down on trying to figure out crying child's name and I think I might be onto something. In Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator we get "introduced" to an unknown orange character. Many have come to the conclusion that this is Afton. However I think that there is a huge possibility that it isn't Afton, but Henry. My evidence for this claim corresponds with a previous video where you played off of this idea, so I won't go too much into that. The thing that I want to focus on is the identity of the crying child. If we are going off the idea that the orange guy is Henry then that would make Mike and the crying child his children. In the books Charlie had been told growing up that she once had a twin brother named Sammy who was kidnapped and killed by Afton when they were three. However, by the end of the series we learn that she had been lied to the whole time and she was the one who was kidnapped and killed. Because of this reveal many have written of Sammy as a character believing that he was never real to begin with and was made up only to trick Charlie. But what if he was real. What if Sammy is the crying child? Think about it. Charlie died when she was three and was later rebuilt by Henry. On her gravestone is says that she died in 1983, which is when FNAF 4 took place. Maybe that room is empty because she died earlier that year. Like you said in your video, he could've seen the moment when she was killed, which is why he fears the restaurant. The crying child is also shown to look quite similar to the way Charlie is described in the books and the way she is shown in the security puppet minigame. If this is all true, then we know that the crying child died after Charlie, and maybe when Henry rebuilt Charlie he didn't program her to have any memories of her brother because it would've opened that wound and hurt Henry more than it already did. Now I know that there are plenty of holes in this theory but I also think that it could be true.

  • Cloudiiz
    Cloudiiz12 godzin temu

    Lmao why is this one episode freaking me out so much?????

  • Krunchie GoOsE
    Krunchie GoOsE12 godzin temu

    hecc yah I'm sold and I'mma use this to show other people the crying child's name

  • Melissa E Calhoun
    Melissa E Calhoun12 godzin temu

    But what about the tormenter's names does that have anything to do with this? Because i think its somehow linked again I'm not quite sure but its just a guess.

  • _Koala0199 _
    _Koala0199 _12 godzin temu

    I have a theory. It doesn't have much evidence but I believe that Crying Childs name is Gregory. If you look at the new fnaf security breach trailer and look closely at Gregory's shirt when he is looking at the hundreds of computer screens you can see two faint grey lines similar to the crying childs shirt. I don't have much other info but that's what I have. Another person had a theory that Gregory is a robot that has the same characteristics and name as crying child to lure the embodiment of Glitchtrap/William Afton out so they could finally catch him. Also very little evidence.

  • Ankit Sharda
    Ankit Sharda13 godzin temu

    So cutee

  • CuttyKitty37
    CuttyKitty3713 godzin temu

    I feel it might be possible that C.C. Simply doesn't remember his name. They are saying that when C.C. was bitten his frontal lobe was damaged. As she of you may know, damage to the frontal lobe results in memory loss, therefore C.C. Forgetting his own name and being unable to answer Cassidy's question.

  • Madeline Shields
    Madeline Shields14 godzin temu

    I think the crying child is Gregory from the security breach trailer because you can see the grey striped on the back of his shrit 😶

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    8 godzin temu

    30+ years have passed from bite 83 to fnaf 9, how can he be gregory?

  • Abigail Templeton
    Abigail Templeton14 godzin temu

    00:01 - 0:40 Nightmare fuel

  • Ethan Pecado de la envidia
    Ethan Pecado de la envidia14 godzin temu

    Terrance can is or might be Micheal afton\emily older brother or Terrance micheal afton\Emily himself

  • Ethan Pecado de la envidia
    Ethan Pecado de la envidia14 godzin temu

    Terrance\Micheal afton\emily

  • Ethan Pecado de la envidia
    Ethan Pecado de la envidia14 godzin temu

    Terrance afton\emily Clara afton\Mrs.afton

  • Ethan Pecado de la envidia
    Ethan Pecado de la envidia14 godzin temu

    I have a phew names for you I don't know if they are what you can call "Canon" but here they are

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    8 godzin temu

    the same with Mrs. Afton, there are no hints about her, and she is considered a fanon character

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    8 godzin temu

    why did you decide that fanon names are "canon"? These names were invented by the fans, but definitely not from Scott. There was no word about Terrence and you already attribute him to Michael

  • LemonP!e
    LemonP!e14 godzin temu

    I do want to point the meaning of the name Evan. It's a name related to the word Eoghan in Gaelic which means "youth" or "young warrior". I felt like since the name of Cassidy had a meaning I just thought maybe the name Evan would too. Idk just a little thing I wanted to point out.

  • Ethan Pecado de la envidia
    Ethan Pecado de la envidia14 godzin temu


  • jamie sanner
    jamie sanner14 godzin temu

    what if in f.n.a.f. high toy chica stands for stithwrath because she gathers robotics parts

  • Gacha Seal !
    Gacha Seal !14 godzin temu

    First of all there’s William afton the Clara afton and them michale afton and Elizabeth afton and the crying child ? Well his name is Chris you can research it. His name is Chris afton

  • soul extinguisher
    soul extinguisher14 godzin temu

    maybe the night guard (vanessa) for the new game is the biological mother of the "crying child". because the crying child's sister has green eyes and ballora has pink/purple eyes, if the eye color remains when you posses an animatronics. also if William worked at Freddy's while he was normal, than he would influence his wife to do the same after she left him, (she left him because of the killings) possible theory? idk, we will just wait and see

  • Johannes Dy
    Johannes Dy15 godzin temu

    Happy Child looked kinda cute tho-

  • Søftievibes 1
    Søftievibes 115 godzin temu

    The crying kid is Chris sry…

  • Lokeypokey


    4 godzin temu

    Chris is a fan name

  • Ferli Mi

    Ferli Mi

    15 godzin temu

    No he’s not that’s a fan made name you don’t have any proof that his name is Chris

  • Painted Trash
    Painted Trash15 godzin temu

    But like... They took the pieces we had left to put the name of a broken child together The response and pages numbers only gave us 3 letters. "Eva" Tallying up the score and just getting N by coincidence..? Seems too big of a coincidence to NOT be his name

  • Maverick Killips
    Maverick Killips15 godzin temu

    Have you considered the name Eva?

  • Sedona Swan
    Sedona Swan15 godzin temu

    his name is actually gregory right

  • Physco Mouse
    Physco Mouse15 godzin temu

    its CHRIS (im like 3 minutes into the video) but i thought everyone knew his name wad chris, or maybe thats a fan made name cause people are tired of calling him the crying child you know what ima just watch the video .

  • Lokeypokey


    4 godzin temu

    It's a fan name

  • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

    8 godzin temu


  • Nicole watterson
    Nicole watterson15 godzin temu

    i thought his name was chris but..

  • Lokeypokey


    4 godzin temu

    Chris is a fan name

  • Chloe Degazon
    Chloe Degazon16 godzin temu

    For five whole years I have guessed it would Chris but now I know his name his name is Evan!!!!!!!!!

  • Lecu The Animator
    Lecu The Animator16 godzin temu

    Did anyone think that the intro voice sounded like shaggy

  • Yep It's Kaylee
    Yep It's Kaylee16 godzin temu

    Dude sometimes people call him Chris for no reason, so I think a more logical reason for the name Evan is more profitable for theorists.

  • K-lou 19k
    K-lou 19k16 godzin temu

    Have we ever had the crying child's gender confirmed? If not the crying child might be a girl and her name might be eva

  • Caleb Fitzgerald
    Caleb Fitzgerald16 godzin temu

    Oh matpat us theorists have a request: do you have any say on the links between the gameplay trailer from security breach to the books and FNaF 4

  • Jynx Kacelyn
    Jynx Kacelyn17 godzin temu

    I'm PARTLY sold on this theory. Whole there is enough evidence to say that The Crying Child's name is Evan. However, what if we had one more peice of evidence to conclude it? After all. We could say that the alphabet was put incorrectly into the Foxy Grid (not saying it is or isn't but its a possibility). One more piece of evidence could tie this up.

  • nicole hamilton
    nicole hamilton17 godzin temu

    But I'm pretty sure the crying child's name is Chris

  • nicole hamilton
    nicole hamilton17 godzin temu

    So I'm pretty sure the crying child or Chris possesses Shadow Freddy

  • nicole hamilton
    nicole hamilton17 godzin temu

    The crying child's name is Chris

  • nothing


    11 godzin temu


  • Joseph Tapp
    Joseph Tapp17 godzin temu

    Can we please get MatPat to have a voice role in a FNAF game?

  • Jason Hattington
    Jason Hattington17 godzin temu

    i was still playing hollow knight and had not watched the knight unmasked video until i was done with the game but well ig i saw a moth boss thing and the little ghost is the king welp i see no point to beating the game lol jk but still kinda got spoiled when i wanted see some fnaf T-T

  • antimatter 17
    antimatter 1717 godzin temu

    As soon as i saw the name of the crying child i died laughing as thats my name

  • Knight123x
    Knight123x17 godzin temu

    Until we hear otherwise, I'll consider it as the truth.

  • Simon Bethke
    Simon Bethke18 godzin temu

    i don;t think the name is right only because the proscess to find the name does seem farfetched and theres some unknown cariables (Tallies and the numbers on the book) But I would have to get one myself to see it is definetly believable because scott loves to keep the confusion and I geuss I'm unalive until someone takes me XD

  • Ultimate Warrior
    Ultimate Warrior18 godzin temu

    Hello I have a Theory I think that You play as Michael Afton and all the games

  • gorge
    gorge18 godzin temu

    chris idk

  • ghostee3
    ghostee318 godzin temu

    lol anyone else noticed when he said: "we know the puppet is charlie" and he put charlie and the puppet on top of each other- it kinda looked like dream- 2:12

  • Michael Villa
    Michael Villa18 godzin temu


  • goth cowboys
    goth cowboys18 godzin temu

    i say we call him chris and move on

  • Currently Being remade
    Currently Being remade19 godzin temu

    I.. i dunno.. I mean, a pep power called Electric boogaloo is pretty cool..

  • Chris Is Vibing
    Chris Is Vibing19 godzin temu

    this is a yearly tradition now huh.

  • Timiya Cook
    Timiya Cook19 godzin temu

    crying childs name is Christopher afton aka chris

  • Evan Fuqua
    Evan Fuqua19 godzin temu


    TOXITY19 godzin temu

    What if the name was stevan or steven

  • mochitriaa
    mochitriaa20 godzin temu


  • Jacob Warden
    Jacob Warden20 godzin temu

    FNAF is just AOT in a different form

  • Krazy Kupcakes
    Krazy Kupcakes20 godzin temu

    Honestly is MatPat were to become a voice actor, nobody would complain.

  • Ghost Gzmer
    Ghost Gzmer20 godzin temu

    Golden Freddy was not finesh like foxy

  • sleepy_deero ØwØ
    sleepy_deero ØwØ20 godzin temu

    Bro umm when you don't get sleep don't you go crazy so then that may be why crying child sees nightmare animatronics

  • Luke Summers
    Luke Summers20 godzin temu

    ok, if we are talking security breach theories, I've got one that is based SOLEY on the two trailers, so keep in mind, some of this is DEFINITELY not true, but just pieces mashed together: the first is that the animatronics do want to help Gregory, but don't know it yet, they are being manipulated, which could be signified by that incessant clicking throughout the trailer, Vanny is using them to catch Gregory. Vannessa knows something is off and is on the hunt. she is surprised to discover Gregory on a lift going down, hence that scene where we get a good look at her. Gregory is traversing the pizza plex looking for help, but is met by animatronics that are evil at each turn. he seeks out help in Moondrop (we will call him that for now) who seems to be the only one who is not granting instant death. he is the same animatronic as Sunny (temporary name) Sunny's face actually can change colors, allowing him to appear as the sun and moon. he is more friendly as the sun but odder as the moon, and more creepy. eventually, Gregory does meet Vannessa, who opts to help him. running from Vanny, they are confronted by still controlled animatronics. other trailers have helped us to theorize that the animatronics may be helping Gregory, which this trailer may still support. Gregory is confused and scared, so any animatronic running up to him could be attempting to catch him, or they may be relieved to see him in a sense, but are enthusiastic and scare him. while there are only 1 true animatronic for each of the band, they each have their own sort of room to chill in and relax, or meet fans, then go on stage later, Gregory recognizes this and checks regularly to make sure they are all still there, only to find Roxanne is missing, she had just left her room and noticed Gregory. I'm almost done. Montgomery (forgive the spelling) may be good at the point where he busts a fence open. the key factor that helps determine this is that he opens it rather than knocks it down. and as for the hand there at the end? two theories: 1) its nightmare's hand 2) it is Glitchtrap (stick with me here) If we follow Matpat's lore for fnaf, then Glitchtrap has never had an actual body or animatronic suit. Glitchtrap is so evil that his endo reflects it, so even before his suit has formed, his endo begins to lose it. Glitchtrap's corrupted endo was discovered, and quickly secured under the pizzaplex. now it is trying to escape, this may also be the same moment where Glitchtrap is speaking to Vanny in the begging. Thats my big theory. pleases tell me what you think

  • jordansstuff
    jordansstuff20 godzin temu

    In fact. "Crying child's" name is Chris afton and is the son of the purple guy

  • Ferli Mi

    Ferli Mi

    15 godzin temu

    That’s just a theory

  • Mr.doge747
    Mr.doge74721 godzinę temu

    WAIT! how do we know fredbear was always his name.

  • Creepy Wolf Dragon
    Creepy Wolf Dragon21 godzinę temu

    Funny enough my brother named Evan likes to watch your videos and freaked out over this. And fun fact. Evan means Young warrior

  • WishingStarBun play
    WishingStarBun play22 godzin temu

    His name is chris

  • Practical Memez
    Practical Memez22 godzin temu

    Wait.. was chris just a fan name?! come i never knew this...

  • Freadbearboi 2020
    Freadbearboi 202022 godzin temu

    What if the girl in fazebear frights book 4 is vanny backstory

  • Henry Entertainment System
    Henry Entertainment System22 godzin temu

    Honestly, we've ignored Balloon Boy for so long that I actually want a theory on him.

  • LuigiGaming305
    LuigiGaming30522 godzin temu

    Weird thought, but Ive been rewatching these theories, and I was wondering “How come Mike cannot die” then I came up with something which is highly unlikely, maybe he cannot die for the same reason William can’t, if Cassidy is keeping William alive what if the crying child is keeping his brother Micheal alive. There isn’t any evidence for this, its just some crazy thought.

  • muffin tuffin
    muffin tuffin22 godzin temu

    i don’t know if you guys saw it but in the word search it said it’s me....

  • andrew woodward Peace warrior
    andrew woodward Peace warrior23 godzin temu

    Here is a thing that the new security breach does not show who chases you! GLAM ROCK FREDDY!

  • andrew woodward Peace warrior

    andrew woodward Peace warrior

    23 godzin temu

    Talking about the new trailer :>

  • Madison Galbreath
    Madison Galbreath23 godzin temu

    I feel bad for whoever’s name is Jake and are watching this