Game Theory: Did Reddit Just SOLVE FNAF?

20. feb.. 2021
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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

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    • I mean Evan made my childhood

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    • 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

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    • @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

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    • who u?

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  • I like chris afton more than Evan afton. :/

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  • I have a friend named evan so does that mean he's the crying child??

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  • He didn’t sing the Fred Bear theme song.... *He didn’t sing the Fred Bear theme song*

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  • Hey MatPat! You could fullfill your logo by making a new channel called "The Toy Theorists" or something. Just a suggestion.

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  • "FNAF solved!!" Me: *sips tea* ..... Uh huh.

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  • Wait, then this means.. You guys thinking what im thinking?

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  • C.c

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  • We all know that crying child or cc is Christopher Henry afton

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    • @Wena Rose Marquez Yes

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    • Wait really!?

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    • No we dont

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  • I stayed up all night thinking about this I understand that the people in this video have good guesses but I don’t trust the second one because the crying child can only talk in altered text from the book. If that’s how he can do that the why would he... first off use the magazine but not the text and second why would you use Micheals tallies to find the crying child’s name I just don’t think they fit. I understand why you would think to use the magazine on the foxy grid page because it’s foxy who is holding the grid page but I still don’t understand the tally bit. That is all I have I don’t have anything about how to find the name Also just please ignore me if I’m wrong :]

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  • Theory William Afton had an other child

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  • Uh- yo- I love how scott just ruins the fnaf fandoms dreams by calling our lovely, murderous purple blob Vincent. Ugh. William. And now we're gonna crush out own dreams by accidentally solving our lil crybaby over here, Chris. Evan-

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  • Random thing but I feel like the foxy pages are relevant to finding his name because Michael was wearing a foxy mask to scare him? Idk, just a small stretch ig

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  • I saw in Google is said he's name is norman

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  • I wish he would make a theory on the little nightmares games

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  • You aren't allowed to play with lore. You are my bible for Minecraft & FNAF

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  • game theory you herd about fortnite x fnaf is a huge thing becos pepol actualy found in fortnite fiel FOXY FOOSTEPS so is realy posibel like epic games to colaborate with the number 1 game on steam section horror?? make a theory about it end tell us wath you think i think this wi ldestroy the valve VS epic games

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  • But its a game

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  • It’s chistopher

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    • There is no proof, no source, no canon element to prove that his name is Christopher. That is a fan-made name and is not part of the FNAF universe.

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  • When u said cristmas it sounded like 'chris' mas

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  • Matt I think William is the one doing the talking through the fredbear doll ;)

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  • so I think "Mustard Man" at Willy Afton's house, the one who was kicked out of Jr's, is Willy Afton, why? because EVERY time we see afton, he is always in the shadows, hence the purple figure but in that minigame, he is shown in the light which is why he doesn't appear as a shadow a bit of a stretch, I know but I'd like to believe it

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  • My gest crist

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  • I thought his name was chirs or Christopher Afton

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    • No thats fanmade its non-canon and no proof

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  • ive been playing this game called phantom roe, could you please cover it please?

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  • This must be old... the Morty thing .. I’m not here all the time but I very obviously and reasonably think of Pewdiepie and idk if he made the original jingle but lwiay def isn’t original.

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  • I think crying child is cassidy 👁👄👁 Now let me tell you why I think that maybe crying child is comunicating with.. crying child. Let me explain First of all, what i think i crying child went through all 5 (and more) nights before the bite. I don't know why he would have been sick or needed an infusion. But I think the reason the crying child sees all those nightmare animatronics is this: 1. Michael. We know michael scared crying child. But at first, when he showed us a headless foxy, it wasn't like he was broken. It looks as if it was empty inside, or so I see. Most likely, William set up the station so he could talk to crying child while he was away. And since the only toy that was constantly next to him was that fredbear plush for this reason, most likely Michael took his other toys and gave them to their friends to put their heads on and scare his little brother together. That's how crying child got a fear for the original animatronics (foxy, chica, freddy, bonnie) 2. Trauma. One of the reasons crying child is afraid of animatronics is because of trauma. Most likely it's because of Elizabeth. Probably when crying child entered the room to go to her sister, Baby then killed Elizabeth. And probably because her job at the time was to kill, she couldn't prosecute that another child had entered the room. That's why we see Nightmare Fredbear and Nightmare with teeth around their bellies. Crying child is afraid that he will be eaten by animatronics like his sister was eaten 3. Antibiotics. We can see that crying child has an infusion by his bed. Obviously he was there for a reason. I don't think it was because of the bite, but crying child may have been ill. And antibiotics, especially the strong ones, can affect the brain, especially in boys (I know from personal experience). His combined fear and trauma plus antibiotics resulted in some hallucinations, these being nightmare animatronics Because of antibiotics and probably because of the disease (where he began to lose blood, that's why we may see blood in his notebook), Cassidy began to have memory loss and dizziness. For this reason he began to ask questions of himself in the future, hoping that he would remember Now some of you may say "but if so, why didn't he write from the beginning 'Your name is ...' or what happened to him?". That's because crying child didn't remeber on that moment. He hopes that after everything is over, he will be able to find out again who he is and what is happening This is my theory that Cassidy is actually crying chil, and that all this time the two souls who owned Golden Freddy were actually one.

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  • Matpat: makes theory Scott: that’s now part of the lore I’m running out of ideas

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  • mat pat: tries for years to solve fnaf reddit: *im bout to end this man's whole career* no seriously fnaf theory vids are so entertaining to watch

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  • The beginning gave me pennywise vibes

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  • Hey matpat so in into the pit william lays the children for every to see in the foxy gogogogo minigame in fnaf 2 he does the same thing you maybe saying "but that could be the backroom" it isnt its invisible to the animatronics remember? so this means that the foxy gogogo minigame is a flashback to 1985 i am not really that good of a fnaf theorist but hey maybe we will find out something using this new knowledge?

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  • Okay first off you guys are amazing with game theory second the book will tell and I hope you in joy the fnaf book

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  • Shadow ferrdy is crying child and his name is Chris A F O T O N

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  • Maybe it's a girl ,and it's ava ,but she just have short hair and gender swipe 😅

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  • I'm waiting for the day ,a guy will find a small detail somehow somewhere ,and bam ,everything is solved !

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  • He used the wrong formula and got the right answer

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    • @Tereza Švábová i don't know i just thought about it

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    • But why? Nave isn't even a proper name

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  • Can't wait for the 50th+ videos on FNAF lore because Scott JUST WON'T LET THE STORY END AFTER YEARS 🤠

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  • There's something that's been bugging me after watching dawko's interview with Scott. Dawko asked Scott which ending of fnaf 3 really happened, he didn't end up answering it but he did say the answer was 'complex." And that really bugs me because how would that be complex? It's either one ending or the other, right? No. I think there's an answer that nobody has thought of. What if both endings happened? This is just an example but what if sister location followed the events of the good ending and fnaf 2 followed the events of the good ending, it's probably not that specifically but I think it's an option worth considering. It would also explain why the franchise is so complicated lore wise. To quote you yourself "How can William afton be experimenting with remnant if he's sealed in a wall?!"

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  • The Knight is the Knight no matter what. I still get enraged about that one, sorry -_-

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  • its noah

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    • Proof?

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  • *sigh* Here we go again...

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  • I think it is Christopher afton

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    • Why?

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  • "The one kid to have the first on screen death in the series" Charlotte from fnaf 2 minigame: **sad puppet noises**

  • Hey I think I know why hollow knight is a higher being he is not a higher being he is a part of a higher being the hollow knight has void in him at the start so that's why he use his skills and with the heart of the void he has a God on his side i am referring to the God of void because the hollow knight was made with void but i can be wrong

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  • The crying child is chris afton

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  • I'm fine with the name Evan. I'm coming for you game therost🙃😭

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  • its crhis affton.

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    • Why?

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    • learn How to spell.

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  • Matpat pleaseeeee do a theory on little nightmaress, theres so many unexplained things in that game i think it'd be cool if u can solve em hehe

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  • Day 1 of asking game theory ro make a video about godzilla nes replay

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  • How many "solved" videos can one person possibly make

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  • I thought it was chris afton welp its evan

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    • Wait theres more

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  • There is a change that Evan is crying child's name but we're just over thinking everything becouse the fnaf lore is so complex and we have been trying to figure it out for so long that we've forgotten how live

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  • Ah yes another unwinable war

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  • honestly i rather have a name then no name at this point. Also if you watch fnaf gacha you’ll know for some reason everyone calls the crying child chris, it annoys me!

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  • the child is me after dropping icecream ;)

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  • wait i am too

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  • Bruh I ain’t even know fnaf had a Reddit... can someone drop a link to it. It’s COVID, I like fnaf, and have hella time... lmao

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  • Wait its been so long sens i have whatch

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  • 6 years since fnaf 4?! Damn I’m old

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  • Me:*watches the intro* Me:hmmm... there,s nothing good anyways.(actually i am afraid) Matpat:What the?

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  • The crying child's name starts with a c

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  • 0:37 "open the cabbages"

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  • MandJTV reference :)

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  • Plzzz do little nightmares

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  • 2:45 no not really the animatronics took that spot in fnaf 3

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  • I have a feeling that this after putting all these pieces together and looking in the the survival logbook and fazbear frights blackbird book that the name Evan is going to mean nothing. The only reason I say that is because if crying child died in the bite of 83 and possess Golden Freddy with Cassidy. How is he in the military/army if he is dead? And how could he have a kid if he is dead? But it is very unusual that the fact that Evan says that he has a brother named Michael and looks different, makes me question my thought.

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  • I like how he explains the theories so thoroughly that even if you don’t really like fnaf makes you want to listen and wanting for more

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  • Am i the only one that noticed the MandJtv aspitapy intro??

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  • the name is chris ;-;

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  • Well crying child aka Evan or chris possess d shadow freddy

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  • Imaginee being named jake

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  • Anyone else waiting for him to do a little nightmares 2 theory

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  • The fanf mystery is today’s equivalent of fermats last theorem

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    • Oh mr vanoss u taste so good

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  • Mat's disclaimer admitting to the use of bias for his thought experiments was such a relief to hear. Some videos have been pretty annoying. XD

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  • You should do a theory on the Little Nightmares universe

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  • Tally up your scores, I wish i had the logbook so i could try out some combinations. Evan seems like it could be the name of the crying child but why in the book would the name be of the father and not the kid. To find out the kid's name is probably going to need a LOT coming from the book. The name Cassidy took a lot to figure out, It seems like everything is on track but Evan might just be another clue to something else in the book, where else in the book can you plug letters into. and also there is more space in the foxy grid, maybe we shouldn't be adding everything, keep certain numbers separated.

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  • People call the cry child chris

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  • Love fnaf! Could you please do a little nightmares 2 theory for the secret ending as well as a story line theory?

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  • Hey, Matpat. Big fan. I'm not sure if I already told you this but I made a theory way back when FNAF: VR Help Wanted came out. In "The Curse of Dreadbear", after you beat a level of the game, you are taken to a bunker house where you can throw darts at three clown posters. Although it is super rare to spawn all three, if you managed to do this, the entire room becomes possessed by Golden Freddy hence the neon colors and the words "IT'S ME" in front of you. Now, at the time, it was very confusing from a lore standpoint because we all were led to believe that Golden Freddy was in Hell tormenting William Afton aka the Purple Guy. However, Afton's spirit was spawn from the game and reborn as "Glitchtrap". (As you already know.) So, I believe that if he can somehow come back, then that means Cassidy aka Golden Freddy can too. When Special Delivery came out, specifically the trailer, there is a television screen in one of the rooms that flashes the words "IT'S ME" and the letter "C". I have a suspicion that the reason the animatronics in Special Delivery are escaping out into the real world is because Cassidy aka Golden Freddy is controlling them. The same way she was controlling them in Ultimate Custom Night. So, what does this mean? Well, Special Delivery has officially brought Golden Freddy into the game. And while that is interesting on its own, there is something else that is even more interesting. Golden Freddy is standing! Granted, he's not standing very well but for the first time in FNAF history, he's standing on his own two feet. Not to mention, he is using Ballora's and Toy Freddy's game tactic. We all used to think that he didn't have an endoskeleton which was why he was unable to roam around like the other animatronics. Instead, he just teleported and gave us hallucinations. For those of you fans that are reading this and have watched Game Theory only a million times, you should know that Matpat made a theory about Golden Freddy being possessed by more than just one child. Well, I believe that those other children whoever they may be (Crying Child from FNAF 4), moved onto the afterlife like most of the other children. Sense Cassidy decided to stay, it could explain as to why Golden Freddy can now stand because now, he is being possessed by only one child. Maybe after William Afton returned from the grave yet again, Cassidy found a way to return as well. Maybe she will be in Security Breach controlling the Glamrock animatronics hoping to stop Glitchtrap and Vanny from starting the cycle all over again. Even though there is no evidence of Golden Freddy in Security Breach, we all know that it doesn't necessarily mean he won't somehow make an appearance. Maybe Golden Freddy is now acting as the Marionette giving gifts and giving life to the animatronics. If so, it would explain how Glamrock Freddy is fully aware and attempting to protect a child named "Gregory". The reason I'm sharing this with everyone is because it's a theory I've been thinking about for a while and now that we see Golden Freddy in Special Delivery, I can't help but wonder if maybe I'm right. If I'm wrong, that's fine too. But it is still fascinating nonetheless. Anyway, I hope you'll see this Matpat and take it into consideration. If I'm right, great. But if I'm wrong, that's fine too. I just really wanted to share this with you to see what you would think. 💚💚💚

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  • And new fnaf game didnt even came out

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  • I feel weird but I also smile watching videos about golden freddy things because my name is Cassidy lol

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  • This is like the 80th time fnaf was “solved”

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  • The first 50 sec was kinda scary like dang its coll kind of scary

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  • So I’m a bit late, but there’s another characters name I’d like to talk about. Mrs.Afton’s name. Please keep in mind that this could easily be 100% a coincidence. So if you look at a particular list of, “most common middle names in America”, you can find the names Elizabeth, William, and Micheal. (The name “Alan” is also there, which has the same balance of vowels and consonants as “Evan”, and in the same location.) And they’re across from eachother in this weird, overlapping way. So if you keep cross-referencing them, it seems that Mrs.Afton’s name is “Anne” or “Ann”. Give me a momment to copy-paste the list here... Girls - USA Boys - USA 1. Marie/Maree 1. Alan 2. Anne/Ann 2. Michael 3. Lynn 3. James 4. Elizabeth 4. William You could also see it as “Lynn” or, “Marie” or “Maree”, especially if you take into consideration “Alan” as well. I feel like Mrs.Afton is eventually going to be a bigger part of the story than she currently is as a reference from Ballora. Looking into the meanings behind the names, it seems “Ann/Anne” commonly means “grace”, which could be a reference to Ballora. “Lynn” commonly means “a body of water”, and “Marie/Maree” seems to mean, “star of the sea”. If anyone has anything else to add, please go ahead. Can we try to get MatPat to see this theory? Or just more people? I don’t have access to any of the games or books, so I’m hoping someone who does can find any evidence to confirm or deny this, and I’m really hoping I’m right so we can finally have the entire Afton family named (aside from the community-given names for C.C and Mrs.Afton of Chris and Clara-which I have no problem with, by the way). Thank you for your time ^^

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  • scary intro

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  • Have we all decided that Williams wife’s name is Clara or...?

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  • Little nightmares 2 or 1 theories that would be very entertaining

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  • Damn, Evan? Reminds me of this channel I used to watch called Evantube. Good memories

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  • Crying child names r Evan,Chris and C.C

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  • Oh mr vanoss u taste so good

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  • Theory: Michael Alton is actually the owner of a world famous spaghetti restaurant franchise located somewhere within Northern Ireland

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  • Has anyone tried putting the bloodstain page numbers onto the foxy grid

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  • Me after watching all the fanfaf theory’s oh yeah it’s big brain time

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  • FNAF Video: Gets 4M views in four days. Video on Whether Dream Cheated on Minecraft Speedrun: 5.6M views in one month. Who's the real winner here?

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    • I do love how whenever MatPat makes a FNAF video it gets about 4M views while most of his other content is somewhere between 1-2M.

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  • Evan spelled backwards is Nave which if you add an i it will make the word Naive maybe its a wild goose chase

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