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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

    EvanTubeGamingEvanTubeGamingPirms 13 dienām
    • WHAT

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    • I mean Evan made my childhood

      Top KnotchTop KnotchPirms 13 dienām
    • EvanTubeGaming huh funny WAIT

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    • 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 SherwoodPirms 13 dienām
    • @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 SherwoodPirms 13 dienām
  • Kid on train "Morty or Lwiay?, Why not both?"

    Ender Penguin2008Ender Penguin2008Pirms 4 Minūtes
  • in the past you said that was a monitor remote now you're saying it's a walkie talkie which one is it make up your mind

    Jr ReslerJr ReslerPirms 13 Minūtes
  • I thought Michael Afton was the crying child

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  • The Crying Child may still be alive. Purple Guy said he would "fix him". This may mean he was turned into a animatronic child, and he is seen in Security Breach when he looks at the cameras. There are two lines representing his shirt and same skin color, black shirt, and hair. And yes, I may be wrong. But this seems quite reasonable.

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  • trying to get back into the fnaf theories and I thought the crying child was Michael Afton but I guess that theory was retconned

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  • Ahi do love fanf lore

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  • Matpat: the crying child had the first onscreen death in the series *sad Charlotte noises*

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  • The song of whenever your energy runs out: “90 years without slumbering” Tik tok tik tok “His second life numbering” Tik tok tik tok “It stopped short to never go again When the old Man Died” *repeats

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    • Maybe this might help

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  • I already new it is Chris the crying child

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  • 0:29 Pennywise vibes

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  • What is ballon boys name now that I think about it

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  • Scott is playing us

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  • His name is Chris bro

    Juergën BarclayJuergën BarclayPirms Stundas
  • the real name of the child is WASD

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  • I already know who is the crying child's name, but I don't want to reveal it so yeah maybe next video

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  • how can the phone guy be in fnaf 2 if in fnaf 1 night 4 he died

    Pao momofboys!Pao momofboys!Pirms 2 Stundām
  • Crying child’s name I mi afton

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  • The crying child is a the person you play as in fnaf sl

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  • I'm convinced his name is evan

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  • Apple

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  • I think that “evan” for crying child is true bc micheal is “crying child’s” brother thats my theory

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  • U can’t trap a soul or something of the astral plane of existence in an object unless you use a magic/unholy seal of some sort. So wouldn’t that make Afton some sorta black magic user (necromancer). Pls make video on this if u can

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  • its evan

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  • Does any Nintendo switch players want Fnaf games on the e-shop? Because I do

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  • Can anyone give me a summary of, well... everything covered on this channel, except this video

    InvertifyInvertifyPirms 4 Stundām
  • Me who was almost called Evan and is my middle name:😱

    Gerard MccannGerard MccannPirms 4 Stundām
  • Theory ' Gregory is The Crying Child Greg ROBOT :):):):):):)

    TheEggGamer THEEGGGAMERTheEggGamer THEEGGGAMERPirms 4 Stundām
  • Interesting!

    Joshua MorrisJoshua MorrisPirms 4 Stundām
  • Anyone else notice how the kid in the fnaf security breach trailer has the same shirt and hair color as the crying child

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  • We had to know what his first name is because we are in his last name is Afton. Or I now

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  • it’s been forever

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  • Some people called Evan Christopher or cc . I realised that all of these names in the afton family seem old and evan ... I have never heard of it . So it might be very very old.

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  • CC is Chris

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    • No

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  • Here is the beautiful Solar post lights outdoor I like so much: amazon shops sogrand

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  • It's possible puppet has 2 souls cause in fnaf ultimate custom night they refer 2 pupet as he

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  • Is there any reason why William Afton wanted to kill kids? Or is that unknown because I think The crying child is William afton after the bite he grows up and gets his revenge on other kids but of course there are so many problems to this thought.

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    • @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy that’s why this is only a thought.

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    • as far as I remember, William began to kill to become immortal, and learn more about the remnant.

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  • Ok i don't think his name is Evan if his brother is Michel i don't think his name is Evan.Again Scott is trying to confuse us by saying the name few times.If there are names like William,Elizabeth,Michael,Cralie,Fritz,Susie,Jeremy,Gabriel and Cassidy why the crying child would be Evan.

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  • Hi mat, theres a new trailor for fnaf, there is one bit where you can hear balloras music, they might be connceted (english is not my fist launguege so there might happen to be some spelling mistakes)

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  • Game theory one big brain there was two soul in golden Freddy but there was Shadow Freddy is Evan or Cassidy inside soul in shadow Freddy

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  • Now that I have a account I just gotta say your videos make my day

    Onni RantakurtakkoOnni RantakurtakkoPirms 7 Stundām
  • *sign*bye i guess

    Eren Jane RicarteEren Jane RicartePirms 7 Stundām
  • You watched security breach

    Lewis FriarLewis FriarPirms 7 Stundām
  • MatPat as the next Pennywise Confirmed?

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  • Remember when Matt said the logbook was meant to reveal golden freddy’s name? It seems it meant both names, Cassidy and the Crying Child’s

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  • Who else noticed that the new fazbear frights 7 tag along freddy toy and it's description kind of looks like and sounds like the description for lonely freddy from fazbear frights 2?... That's sus. Edit : I mean they are both toys that follow a certain kid from someone controlling it ( the father in the story " the cliffs " and the employees in the " lonely freddy " story, ) they are both freddy, they both have a speaker that the person controlling it can hear ( Alec in " lonely freddy " and tyler in " the cliffs " ), and the toys are for kids who don't have any friends. Like in the new story tyler ( the father's kid ) is a lonely kid after his mother died and has no friends at daycare, then they get tag along freddy, tyler goes missing, tag along freddy keeps telling the dad to go to the cliffs and they find him there. So tag along freddy was more like a friend in the story. And in " lonely freddy " is when a teen Alec wants to expose his sister for being a spoiled brat, that backfires and goes in the storage room to cry, lonely freddy comes and tries to befriend Alec and cheer him up. Only to steal his original body. So my theory is that tag along freddy is alec's form of lonely freddy, he felt bad for not being a good brother so when he got a new owner he tried to help. But the father thought he did something to tyler and burned him, then he kept texting him from the watch because he knew where he went. And then when the father finally did what the bear said he found his son. Just my theory though.

    maddy art and gachamaddy art and gachaPirms 8 Stundām
  • Let's just call the crying child Eric. Eric Afton.

    BrokeBoiCouncilBrokeBoiCouncilPirms 8 Stundām
  • i have a dum thing in my mind rn if only his big bro michael afton didnt kill "crying child" there would probably no problem with fazbear entertainment unless william did something to the robots or myb haunted vanessa's dream first

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    • @Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy thats a good point like i said dum hting in my head

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    • I don't think so, he would have killed those 6 children anyway, since he needed to know about the remnant

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  • I am DEFINITELY sold on CC being Evan

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  • i don't even play FNAF but i've been following this series religiously....

    Stephanie HoStephanie HoPirms 9 Stundām
  • 11:18 me: so the name Evan means nothing? Ok 11:25 me: I don’t know what I expected

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  • About the Evan and Michael well what's there dad name gonna be William

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  • I'm just waiting for the final showdown of Evan vs Michael

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  • I'm sending this to everyone I know and more Thank - Q TwT

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  • I thoght the crieing child's name was chris

    Eggs BenerdictEggs BenerdictPirms 9 Stundām
  • Ok, I have a serious question. Am I the only who heard that Crying Child's name is Chris? If anyone has heard this, please tell me why it's a theory. I need to know the theory

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  • Jesus loves you all😇

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  • And here I am wondering why Freddy fazbear is the most irrelevant animatronic in fnaf

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  • maybe we draw 8bit foxy and check his mouth:)

    Dj WaltzzDj WaltzzPirms 11 Stundām
  • weird thought. what if that's the crying child in security breach?????????? just a random child I guess, because he's dead anyway lol

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    • more than 30 years have passed since the bite, so you're right about his death

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  • If FNAF's lore and story EVER get a fully fleshed out timeline explaining everything.... Matpat, trust me, you should definitely make a final video that explains it from the beginning to the end. Because good god I think half of us who watch these videos have no idea what's even going on anymore.

    ThatRandomNoahThatRandomNoahPirms 11 Stundām
  • Poor Balloon boy and balloon girl :(

    Ryah the pandaRyah the pandaPirms 11 Stundām
  • crying child real name chris Afton possess shadow freddy

    Nur Qaisara Najla Mohd Redza AzhabNur Qaisara Najla Mohd Redza AzhabPirms 12 Stundām
    • no, no, no no "Chris" is a fanon name, and where did you find the connection between Shadow Freddy and C.C.?

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  • 2:30 well yes Matpat, but.... you forgot this. *Whats the name of William’s wife?*

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  • What if at some point the lack of a name is a plot point in a game. He’s got a screwed up brain so him not remembering his own name is something I can see

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  • I thought the crying Child name was Chris

  • I think you should do another fnaf timeline because A LOT changes since the last timeline video you did.

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  • wait he said open the cabnet jake but why did he need jake to open the cabnet because he can already open it because the cabnet opens, Hey but thats just a theory a game theory

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  • No cap the song he sang sound like mandjtvs meme review into

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    • Yep

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  • are you going to make a video about the new fnaf trailer for security breach

    Lexi MontoyaLexi MontoyaPirms 13 Stundām
  • I don't know if it was intentional or not but in the first minute of this video Mat sounded exactly like Pennywise in IT 2 when he's luring in that little girl he eats 🤣

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  • mat pat what exactly are the glamroock animatronic because I found some evidence from the new trailer the the glamroocks are funtime animatronic

    Alejandro SuperstarAlejandro SuperstarPirms 13 Stundām
  • Ok, so I don't think that this will be seen by Matpat or anything but I have a theory on who Phone-guy is, well, more of just a random thought that popped into my head while watching the Purple-Guy song but you got the point. My thought is that the guy talking on the phone is Henry and that he left recorded messages to warn the Nightguards about the dangers of the pizzerias. I literally have no evidence to support this other than the fact that to me it makes logical sense but I think it is a fun concept none the less and if this ever get a video make about it (which I HIGHLY doubt it will) but if it for some reason does get a video made about it I know that the gametheory team could come up with something! (Love your work by the way, keep it up!)

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  • Five nights at freddy's

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  • Wasn’t there a file in fnaf 4 of his name I remember watching a video about his name

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  • So "Even" we finally have his name.

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  • his name is criss

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    • His name is not chris

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    • Chris is a fanmade name

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  • FNaF fandom watching this like: 👁️💧👄💧👁️

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  • I think I'm definitely sold on Evan being the crying child's name

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  • So there is no chris afton ?

    Sharita PattersonSharita PattersonPirms 15 Stundām
    • Yeah that name is fanmade

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  • Idea that I’ve had scene security breach was revealed , what if Jeremy was creating a mask, a rabbit mask like vany. One of glitchtraps requirements seems to be to make a costume. Glitchtrap making Jeremy cut off his own face doesn’t make sense because what’s the point. I know it’s not relevant to this theory but still something to consider.

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  • Matpat, Christopher Afton is crying child.

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    • No Chris is a fanmade name dumby

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  • i guess he is afton's son michael

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  • It seems plausible. Even though security breach is a new story which was said a lot cause you know... Scott likes to toy with us but I have a feel live either in the books or in the new game will either confirm Evan or give us another name, possibly the girl with straight black hair in the logbook

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  • I think crying child's Christoper Afton but for short just Chris

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    • No Chris is a fanmade name

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  • tfw matpat tries to say that his terrible hollow knight theory was intentionally wrong -_-

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  • I thought crying child is Micheal

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  • This will be the last fnaf video on the channel

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  • I forget about the theory that crying child is possessing shadow freddy and name chris

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  • Matpat I have a theory, i hope you put into consideration. I just watched all the security breach trailers and I just wanna say this. I don't think the crying child is Evan I think he is Gregory from the new fnaf game or is at least a possible friend of Gregory. Here's why, in the trailer there is a scene of a child in front monitors. If you turn the brightness up a little he has a striped shirt, and Vanny/Vanessa calls out Gregory. Another reason is because in another scene Vanny says," I'll put you back to bed". Didn't the crying child is from fnaf four that took place in a bedroom. Another thing I'll let you figure out is take a close look at the security guard for the new game, i hope she will look a little furmiliar.

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  • What if Scott didn’t name the crying child and now he’s gonna see this and name him Evan Lol

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  • Theory time for morty ok so I do believe that in the new fnaf game play at the end you see a hand witch you see a purple light and rotten skin/ raisin skin the fingers have pointy fingers made if metal i think because of the rotten skin this may be mike the glowing .ight matches to sl ending he has glowing purple eyes and for the fingers it could be part of the theory ether he's a robot or it resembles what was inside of him before but some might say this is william but that not true william is glitchtrap meaning he would have a soft yellow green suit with round fingers this would prove the theory of each game revolves around micheal a this is just my theory also pleas make a theory on the new game play video thx

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  • There is a new trailer, sir, SiR, PlEase, PlEAsE COVEr It D:

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  • 0:19 ayo?

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  • Flowey? Why are you opening a fnaf video get back to your own game

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  • Im not sure but i think hiis name is "Chris"

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    • @6A_Jade Paath i know and i like it so its my theory

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    • Chris is a fanmade name

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  • The crying child's name is actually is chris trust me please.

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  • XD

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