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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 “Bobsy” Knotch cat
      Top “Bobsy” Knotch cat

      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

  • Spencer and cooper gaming
    Spencer and cooper gaming



    Crying child is Christ afton

    • nothing

      Lol who chris

  • alquacks

    Idk probably the book is a alternate or sum

  • Auroura Kidd
    Auroura Kidd

    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

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

  • Krunchie GoOsE
    Krunchie GoOsE

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

  • Melissa E Calhoun
    Melissa E Calhoun

    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 _

    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 Sharda

    So cutee

  • CuttyKitty37

    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 Shields

    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 😶

  • Abigail Templeton
    Abigail Templeton

    00:01 - 0:40 Nightmare fuel

  • Ethan Pecado de la envidia
    Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    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 envidia

    Terrance\Micheal afton\emily

  • Ethan Pecado de la envidia
    Ethan Pecado de la envidia

    Terrance afton\emily Clara afton\Mrs.afton

  • Ethan Pecado de la envidia
    Ethan Pecado de la envidia

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

  • LemonP!e

    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 envidia


  • jamie sanner
    jamie sanner

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

  • Gacha Seal !
    Gacha Seal !

    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 extinguisher

    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 Dy

    Happy Child looked kinda cute tho-

  • Søftievibes 1
    Søftievibes 1

    The crying kid is Chris sry…

    • Ferli Mi
      Ferli Mi

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

  • Painted Trash
    Painted Trash

    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 Killips

    Have you considered the name Eva?

  • Sedona Swan
    Sedona Swan

    his name is actually gregory right

  • Physco Mouse
    Physco Mouse

    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 .

  • Nicole watterson
    Nicole watterson

    i thought his name was chris but..

  • Chloe Degazon
    Chloe Degazon

    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 Animator

    Did anyone think that the intro voice sounded like shaggy

  • Yep It's Kaylee
    Yep It's Kaylee

    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 19k

    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 Fitzgerald

    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 Kacelyn

    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 hamilton

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

  • nicole hamilton
    nicole hamilton

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

  • nicole hamilton
    nicole hamilton

    The crying child's name is Chris

    • nothing


  • Joseph Tapp
    Joseph Tapp

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

  • Jason Hattington
    Jason Hattington

    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 17

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

  • Knight123x

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

  • Simon Bethke
    Simon Bethke

    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 Warrior

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

  • gorge

    chris idk

  • ghostee3

    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 Villa


  • goth cowboys
    goth cowboys

    i say we call him chris and move on

  • Currently Being remade
    Currently Being remade

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

  • Chris Is Vibing
    Chris Is Vibing

    this is a yearly tradition now huh.

  • Timiya Cook
    Timiya Cook

    crying childs name is Christopher afton aka chris

  • Evan Fuqua
    Evan Fuqua



    What if the name was stevan or steven

  • mochitriaa


  • Jacob Warden
    Jacob Warden

    FNAF is just AOT in a different form

  • Krazy Kupcakes
    Krazy Kupcakes

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

  • Ghost Gzmer
    Ghost Gzmer

    Golden Freddy was not finesh like foxy

  • sleepy_deero ØwØ
    sleepy_deero ØwØ

    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 Summers

    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

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

    • Ferli Mi
      Ferli Mi

      That’s just a theory

  • Mr.doge747

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

  • Creepy Wolf Dragon
    Creepy Wolf Dragon

    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 play

    His name is chris

  • Practical Memez
    Practical Memez

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

  • Freadbearboi 2020
    Freadbearboi 2020

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

  • Henry Entertainment System
    Henry Entertainment System

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

  • LuigiGaming305

    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 tuffin

    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 warrior

    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

      Talking about the new trailer :>

  • Madison Galbreath
    Madison Galbreath

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

  • Huggo Dv
    Huggo Dv


  • Sahara Thapa
    Sahara Thapa

    cris is the crying cild

  • Pepe Lagarto
    Pepe Lagarto

    I think Mrs. Afton's name is clara

  • vlogger 4 life
    vlogger 4 life

    Its probably not right but i think the people who killed the crying child where the original 4 anamatronics because of their masks

  • Pepe Lagarto
    Pepe Lagarto

    2:40 save him minigame


    In the image with the grave stones. There is w mystery grave in the background. Why??

  • Alice Wagner
    Alice Wagner

    The CRYING CHILD LITERALLY HAS HIE BIRTHDAY THERE Micheal afton said fredbear wants a big kiss meaning he didn't want to kill him he didn't know I could tell because would his brother kill him? No hey that was a theroy a game theroy HAHA

  • FomHax GT
    FomHax GT

    How long you edit these


    I have exams so I couldn’t watch it the time it released :(

  • Cinnamon

    Where do I get this book?

  • Flamingo

    uhhh matpat, in the fnaf security breach gameplay trailer, we see gregory looking into some cameras and he has the same shirt as him, he has the white line on the shirt, and he could be the crying child. THE SILLY FNAF BOOK HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!! He Is Not Evan, He Is Gregory. We Might Also Play As Him Again Because In The Trailer, The Person You Are Playing As In The Trailer Is SUPER SMALL. So There. Make Sure You Make Another Video About This, Or Else, HE WILL DESTROY YOUR SOUL!! ;) (P.S I'm Not Flamingo)

    • Drow ._.
      Drow ._.

      i think you was real flamingo but you are fake

  • D14m0nD Gamer
    D14m0nD Gamer

    I mean his death wasn't really on screen, since we saw it on a mini game instead having it animated by Scott, tbh, Scott should make a FNaF history gallery in Security and Breach when you complete the game and should the minigames should be found as real scenes. Who agrees?

  • Fresh Memes18
    Fresh Memes18

    My Brothers Name is evan😂

  • Anglerfish

    Mickey mouse eat some cheese

  • geometry dash plays
    geometry dash plays

    Wait so I was the crying child because my name is Evan

  • Daijia M.
    Daijia M.

    I could be wrong but you guys don’t really focus on sister location too much . That’s my favorite one of all of them & everytime I watch my favorite ESonlinesers play it, it seems as if there’s a point to the game you guys are missing . What if the whole time sister location held LOTS of secrets 😭

  • andrei farcasanu
    andrei farcasanu

    The crying child posses shadow freddy

  • Ferral Fennin
    Ferral Fennin

    this is what happens when someone else besides Matpatt makes a Fnaf theory, he gets all defensive, like an animal trying to assert dominance.

  • Matthew Galdones
    Matthew Galdones

    I worked in fazbear once

  • Crystal Hayes
    Crystal Hayes

    Cries Afon is the name of the crying child

  • Akira Leelarapin
    Akira Leelarapin

    At this point I can’t even keep up with this series anymore.

  • Barylyn Dodge
    Barylyn Dodge

    Bruh. What if the crying child never died? Like idk. But it seems like EVAN may be the person with the 'missing frontal lobe' as you've stated or something.. And went on to live and had a child or something.? Like, I've somehow noticed how we don't really know who the child that was mentioned in the bite of 87 is or something but ehhhh. Lol

  • Alex Nel
    Alex Nel

    Chris Afton i

  • Syeda Fatima Asim
    Syeda Fatima Asim

    whoa evan -didnt everyone know that the crying childs name is "CHRIS AFTON£ right

    • Senpao

      How, where is the evidence on it

  • glitch tale
    glitch tale

    It's christ afton

    • Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy
      Gsgsghs Gsgsgsy

      No,it's not

  • AshAttackers

    well, since you didn't check, I will put the interesting part of the description here 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.

  • James Sellman
    James Sellman

    Mario is absolutely a villain, he just "saves the kingdom" for his own selfish ends.

  • Vibe Officer
    Vibe Officer

    BARACK OBAMA!!!!!!!!!.....think about it????

  • Adam Adam
    Adam Adam

    He looks like an Evan.

  • Hey Now
    Hey Now

    This theory sounds plausible.