Game Theory: FNAF, Return To The Pit (3 New FNAF Theories)

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Welcome back to MatPat has too many FNAF theories, that he needs to put multiple in an episode! Today we are going to cover 3 more short Five Nights At Freddy's theories, focusing mainly on the new books. From more information on the ever important Cassidy, to William Afton's time travel shenanigans, there is a LOT to cover! Let's dive into this time traveling ball pit, shall we?

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7:40 - Theory #2
12:53 - Theory #3

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  1. Animelover4521
    10 tundi tagasi

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  2. Fantasy Alarm TV
    Fantasy Alarm TV
    Päev tagasi

    fnaf is just saying that imortality is depressing while also saying life is a awesome opertunity

  3. Glitchvanny
    2 päeva tagasi

    Do book 8 if you look closely at the titles you’ll see letters E.g Gumdrop angel: 10T &&& XXA ZRTYO

  4. Music_Is_Key
    2 päeva tagasi

    So, I may be pathetically late with this, and it may have already been considered... but one of the souls in the Stitchwraith endoskeleton, Andrew, was described as a kid with curly black hair wearing an alligator mask. There is a new animatronic in Security Breach, and that would be the gator.

  5. gamer007 real
    gamer007 real
    3 päeva tagasi

    If you want me to listen get on your knees and beg

  6. jose luis martinez garcia
    jose luis martinez garcia
    3 päeva tagasi

    Will the afton family return

  7. jose luis martinez garcia
    jose luis martinez garcia
    3 päeva tagasi

    What about the ballpit in the trailer

  8. jose luis martinez garcia
    jose luis martinez garcia
    3 päeva tagasi

    What was your reaction to darkest desire

  9. It’s complicated and misunderstood
    It’s complicated and misunderstood
    3 päeva tagasi

    What if the crying child is protecting the hospital bed because his sister is in the bed trying to recover and he is having nightmares or imagining the things because of lack of sleep because he can’t let go of her. He still see the bite hinting to his NIGHTMARES about the tummy teeth. I know that fanf is not being added on anymore. But we can still try to put some puzzle pieces together

  10. Average video watcher
    Average video watcher
    4 päeva tagasi

    When you smell so bad you smell like your dead

  11. Liam Tranka
    Liam Tranka
    4 päeva tagasi

    Super horror Bro theorized that glam rock Freddy is not going to hurt us because he is possessed by Michael Afton and that the box represents Michaels tortured mind

  12. Rift
    4 päeva tagasi

    Confused while he was burning on how we got here since he was the only one

  13. Rift
    4 päeva tagasi

    Greg is short for Gregory Michael Afton might have climbed into the ball pit

  14. Rift
    4 päeva tagasi

    My previous comments say that William is a nickname for Greg

  15. Rift
    4 päeva tagasi

    Michael Afton might be glitchtrap but it won't let me comment that much

  16. Rift
    4 päeva tagasi


  17. Lunar_TheArtist
    4 päeva tagasi

    Me:mom can I Have fanf Security breach Mom:We have fanf "Security breach" at home. The Security breach 1:09

  18. BOBimus Rex
    BOBimus Rex
    5 päeva tagasi

    I was thinking last night, what if all the games take place in chronological order? Not in terms of the actual date in game, but from the perspective of the night guard. But then you'd have to shoe horn time travel into an already complicated story. Then I remembered the ball pit...

  19. estie bestie •¥•
    estie bestie •¥•
    5 päeva tagasi

    2:09 missed a chance to have a decapitated head of a goth girl in his stomach :(

  20. Purxee
    8 päeva tagasi

    I’ve been laughing and crying through this one

  21. Jonny Wallace
    Jonny Wallace
    10 päeva tagasi


  22. Jonny Wallace
    Jonny Wallace
    10 päeva tagasi


  23. MR GUMBA
    10 päeva tagasi

    You should make a book about All this

  24. The Collector 906
    The Collector 906
    12 päeva tagasi

    Whoa theorys everywhere 👀😂

  25. Moody The Anxious Lizzard
    Moody The Anxious Lizzard
    12 päeva tagasi

    The lore is the fearful reflection of what Scott had created.

  26. Mampeane Mokoena
    Mampeane Mokoena
    15 päeva tagasi

    You are scaring me

  27. Nosleepplayz
    15 päeva tagasi

    Why wasn't ⟟ subbed 2 u

  28. TalTaledBandit
    16 päeva tagasi

    So, Is Mike Afton a good guy?

  29. SomeNerd
    18 päeva tagasi

    Here’s my theory. Scott has no plan he just makes games and books and let’s matpat do the rest /j

  30. Michael Utsey
    Michael Utsey
    19 päeva tagasi

    They were both in there but now crying child is in Shadow Freddy

  31. Jack
    19 päeva tagasi

    The intro: The Rain: Imma end his whole career. Willam: A- *turns into springtrap*

  32. D4rKPhnX
    19 päeva tagasi

    Basically afton has a karma seal

  33. Anonymous Hacker5527
    Anonymous Hacker5527
    20 päeva tagasi

    The intro can actually be a really good meme, you know that Mat? Cause I loved it man!!

  34. ••Půrpłë Šïsťëŕ••
    ••Půrpłë Šïsťëŕ••
    20 päeva tagasi

    Idk why but I like purple guy😂😂

  35. ollugamer
    21 päev tagasi

    DEAR Matpat could you please investigate and solve the loose panel mystery in people playground? on the map sea where you can see a blacker panel on the top middle portion of the map. under the light so could you please solve it? IM NOT SPAMMING!

  36. Nuttygranola
    21 päev tagasi

    No golden freddy just has a light in one eye and you can see it on bonnie

  37. That One Kid We All Know
    That One Kid We All Know
    21 päev tagasi

    "this is my last meme about Matpat's last fnaf video" Matpat: *makes another fnaf video* Me: 🙃

  38. NinjagoLover2011
    22 päeva tagasi

    0:20 Drop of water: I'm about to end this mans whole career!

  39. J_Dubs
    22 päeva tagasi

    bruh i gotta stop watching these before i sleep

  40. Nayan Bhatia
    Nayan Bhatia
    22 päeva tagasi

    14:08 Community reference :)

  41. Penguino Rojo
    Penguino Rojo
    22 päeva tagasi

    Wait, how would crying child be able to recognize Mike if he can't see from Golden Freddy?

  42. carry lemons in your mouth
    carry lemons in your mouth
    22 päeva tagasi


  43. ODaGenius
    23 päeva tagasi

    3:07 I had to blink for a second there, I kept seeing David byrnes and and now forever waiting for matpats once in a lifetime cover

  44. ayyye uei
    ayyye uei
    23 päeva tagasi

    Cassidy is too creepy for me

  45. Just a Random German
    Just a Random German
    23 päeva tagasi

    2:10 “Because I am shoving theories everywhere!” Me on the toilet: *Please no.*

  46. FireNinjaCole
    23 päeva tagasi

    Wait so micheal Afton is the other aftons son. And so micheal is playing through the games while his father is the reason it is all happening? ik this is unrelated but im confused about afton and his son.

  47. cookies and memes
    cookies and memes
    24 päeva tagasi

    why does william sound like a younger, more sane rick?

  48. Soupshake
    25 päeva tagasi

    That final theory was very reminiscent of the original marvel zombies series

  49. HeyaItsMeFuntimeFoxy
    25 päeva tagasi

    A theory I have: William/scraptrap might be the mystery hand at the end of the security Breach trailer. Look at scraptrap in the Fnaf 6 fire, he’s not in it, he’s in front of it. He’s not in the vents either. Those are trees. He escaped. And still alive. He said “I ALWAYS come back.” And if you realise, if you didn’t see, Springtrap/William/scraptrap. Appeared in fnaf 3, then Fnaf 6, three games later. And Security Breach is Fnaf 9. Three games later. (Not including) UCN And Help Wanted.) this repeated. He could be coming back. he ALWAYS does.

  50. Default Food
    Default Food
    25 päeva tagasi

    How do you go from, A murder at Freddy Fazbears pizzeria, to In the end the detective will use the time travelling ball pit with a hunk of metal with 2 dead souls infused in it to save the missing children from the robot killer bunny?

  51. Jackson Sorensen
    Jackson Sorensen
    25 päeva tagasi

    Or on how Michael is who we play as in fnaf3 is springtrap is trying to understand who we are in 3

  52. alexa garcia
    alexa garcia
    25 päeva tagasi

    The part of the ball pit and the spirit makes sense because she would like you to visit what happens and the truth behind it and because she died in a ball pit it would work as a haunted item

  53. NEWTON_stUdiOs
    26 päeva tagasi

    I cant take the books serious, ngl

  54. atiranigma
    26 päeva tagasi

    I missed something - what happened to Andrew's spirit that had been with Jake's spirit in the stitch wraith?

  55. nature views
    nature views
    26 päeva tagasi ......

  56. likely love gacha
    likely love gacha
    26 päeva tagasi

    7:59 that would of been the best joke

  57. Lychii_Ghost
    26 päeva tagasi

    I’ve finally gotten a hold of the hold of the books so now I actually know what’s going on.

  58. lunique ꕥ
    lunique ꕥ
    26 päeva tagasi


    26 päeva tagasi

    But what if William go back 8n time to save evan

  60. Z E U S
    Z E U S
    27 päeva tagasi

    Me who just got gumdrop angel and also just found out there are T W O more books:🙃

  61. Noah 1525
    Noah 1525
    27 päeva tagasi

    Maybe the golden Bonnie suit is why William afton is yellow in that mini game

  62. Daania_oofluna
    27 päeva tagasi


  63. OniXBread
    27 päeva tagasi

    Didn't spring trap still keep killing You had one job water drop

  64. Wooosh me If you gay
    Wooosh me If you gay
    27 päeva tagasi

    “Aftermath of a pandemic”- matpat

  65. Zodiac Collector!
    Zodiac Collector!
    27 päeva tagasi

    Definitely interesting to see how the books will tie in with Security Breach! Great work as always!

  66. TheDayDreamingAuthor
    28 päeva tagasi

    Hey MatPat, I recently started reading Fnaf's very first novel 'The Silver Eyes' and I caught something interesting in the very beginning that might help you with the whole '1985, first Freddy's place' theory. I direct you to page 3 of 'The Silver Eyes' At the end, there's a text: "What did you expect, that the whole place would be unchanged? A monument to the moment of your departure, frozen forever in July 1985?" Those were Charlie's thoughts after talking about Micheal's death (which could be the crying child in the book). In the same book, page 7, Charlie enters her room and talks about her fathers inventions for her. The first was (quote) 'a purple rabbit, now gray with age from years of sitting in the sunlight. Her father had named him Theodore. He was the size of a three year old child-her size at the time- and he had plush fur, shining eyes and a dapper red bow tie. He didn't do much, only waved a hand, tilted his head to the side, and said in her father's voice, "I love you, Charlie." But it was enough to give her a night watcher, someone to keep her company when she could not sleep. (quote) To me, it sounds similar to how the crying child had Golden Freddy Plush. At the same time, it reminds me of the Bonnie hand in Sister Location in place of Funtime Freddy's hand. A small purple rabbit, He didn't do much, only waved a hand. But it could also be the plush on the chair in FNAF 4 because this rabbit sat on a wicker chair. Here are a few things I've noticed from watching your theories multiple times, pages 8 and 9. Ella the doll is introduced to us. (quote) 'Out sailed Ella on her track, a child-size doll bearing a teacup and a saucer in her tiny hands like an offering.(quote). In page 12, Charlie mentions something that had happened as she sat with her father as he works (quote) In a darkened corner behind her father, barely visible, hung a jumble of metal limbs, a twisted skeleton with burning silver eyes. Every once in a while, it gave an uncanny twitch. [...] The limbs, contorted, seemed almost mocking, the thing a ghastly jester, and yet there was something about it that suggested enormous pain. [...] She pointed at the metal skeleton. Does it hurt? She wanted to ask the question, but when she looked into her father's eyes she found she could not. (quote) And in page 13, a small sentence that reminds me of the camera's watching FNAF 4 house. (quote) A camera tripod of some sort? It was the first unfamiliar thing she'd seen. (quote) Those are some things I've noticed in the span of 30 minutes reading. Back to the 1985 place and the mall looking build in the Security Breach trailer and from what we've seen in the teaser image. I direct you to page 36, where starting from the final paragraph all the way to page 39, there are hints of a bigger location that used to be put on re-build. Quote one: Some parts of the MALL had been almost finished, while others were in shambles. Quote two: others were lined with glass-paneled storefronts, lights hanging in perfect rows above their heads. Quote three: "Why would an abandoned building need a guard?" Charlie wondered. Quote four: "No something isn't right about the architecture." (Jessica) took several steps back, trying to see the whole of it. "Something is definitely not right," She repeated. "It's bigger on the outside." [...] "But there's something in the middle!" Jessica exclaimed. [...] "This part juts out into the parking lot like the stores on each side, but there's no way into it." And at the end, it is questioned from Jessica to Charlie "And"- Jessica dropped her voice so that only Charlie could hear her- "about the same size as Freddy's, don't you think?" Quote five: The light was out in the hall again, bobbing up and down, and it was coming closer. (quote) After they see the light, Charlie and her friends hide and watch as the bobbing light came closer and the night guard pass them in page 41. Reminds me of the way we hide in the Security Breach trailer from the guard. Lastly, starting in page 44, Charlie and her friends find an old Freddy's place hidden in the mall itself. This is some things I've noticed when reading the first 2 chapters. And the mall they speak of reminds me a lot of Security Breach. The date 1985 plays a role as well. You said that we suspect Security Breach is the earlier location before FNAF 2 and that it takes place in 1985. I don't know if this will help you, but I'm putting this comment here in case it does. I also don't know if you'll read this, but if you do, again, I hope it helps. Thank you for reading. Edit: I'm still reading the book, currently on Chapter 5. Found out that the animatronic Charlie saw in the corner was foxy. Though, it's interesting. At the beginning we read Charlie getting attacked by Foxy and she got slashed at the arm on Chapter 4. And Foxy is a big thing seeing as he ties in with Foxy bro, Micheal. Edit 2: On page 137, the diner is mentioned as the first restaurant Charlie's father made. Don't know if this is big, but it's something that stood out to me because of the fnaf messy timeline. Edit 3: Page 160, a yellow-ish brown bunny is mentioned staring at Charlie and her brother. Isn't that the same yellow bunny in 'Into the Pit'? Edit 4: It's said that, in page 161, after her brother dies (quote) Charlie's mother left a little while after that. Charlie did not remember her saying good-bye, although she knew her mother must have. Her mother would not have left without saying a good-bye. Similar to how, after their kid died, William's wife left through their grief. Ballora's song fits to that as well. And a few lines after that, it is mentioned that (quote) It was the day he (Charlie's father) began to build her a mechanical toy, a little dog who titled its head from side to side.(quote) Reminds me of 'Fetch', the dog that was mentioned in the story. After the flashback, we know that Charlie's brother, Sammy, was taken by a yellow rabbit. Micheal disappeared after John (Charlie's friend) saw a yellow bear. Now, the yellow bear could possibly be the bear that bit the crying child in FNAF 4 or Golden Freddy himself. Not sure yet. But the yellow bunny is related to the deaths of 1985 that's been mentioned in 'Into The Pit'. Edit 5: SPRING LOCKS MENTIONED IN PAGE 165! (quote) "I mean it," he (Charlie's father) said. "This is a spring lock, and I want you to know how it works because it's very dangerous, and I don't want you touching these. This is why we never put our hands in the animal costumes; it's very easy to trigger these if you don't know what you're doing, and you could get hurt." (quote) Seems very close to Henry and William. Henry knows the spring locks better. William probably didn't and when he put himself in a spring lock suit, he got really hurt. The water dripping may have made it worse. Edit 6: Does 'Dave' ring a bell from anywhere? It's the name of the guard in the book that catches them in page 171. Page 191 (quote) Dave reached out with his fingertips, savoring the moment, and brushed yellow fur. ...Motherf- so idk if this confirms a name for the yellow rabbit. But it's there for you. Update:Nevermind, that damn Dave was William. Edit 7: A thought came to me as I am reading. The yellow rabbit, is it Spring Trap before he was broken? Is the yellow rabbit suit the same one William hid in from the dead children before getting spring locked? Dave in the story is the yellow rabbit, possibly the one who started the murders. William only gets into the suit after the deaths. Does it signify that William killed before and after the suit or was there someone else before him using that suit that was just thrown around? At the same time, I have a theory. Is Charlie going to use the spring lock she found before on Dave in the yellow bunny? Could it possibly be that spring lock that snaps at William? A spring lock could possibly had been snapped twice. Maybe there was someone before William wearing that bunny suit. Update:Again, after reading the whole book. I realized that Dave was William himself. Also, as I'm writing this, I remember the way Micheal (Charlie's brother) was taken by the yellow bunny and how everyone saw the murders that day. Reminds me of 'Into The Pit' again, the deaths seem very close. 1985 is most likely canon from there. There was a yellow bunny murderer. The question is, was it always William Afton? I'll keep reading and see what happens. But if you'd rather re-read the book yourself, Mat, then go ahead, there could be some details you've put off and never mentioned so I can't tell if they're worth mentioning or not, like Stanley the Unicorn for example. Edit 8: 1979-1982. The dates Charlie and John are looking for in regard to Freddy's Diner. So the location between it and FNAF 2 would have taken place in between 1982 and 1985. 2 or 3 years. Read more and it's found out that Sammy, Charlie's brother, was snatched in November 1982. So the first Freddy's place must have opened after the grief and also been shut down after the events of 1985. But after the first time, why would you make another Freddy's place? It seems strange how, after losing a son, Charlie's father makes another Freddy's place and in it, dies Micheal along with other kids by the yellow rabbit in 1985. He kills himself after, but why build the new place after the first murder? Just something that seemed odd to me.

    1. MANUEL X
      MANUEL X
      27 päeva tagasi

      Not bad

  67. A cat eating a cactus
    A cat eating a cactus
    28 päeva tagasi

    Oh frick I’m still on the cliffs I’d better friggin click away because I’ve gotten too invested in this series

  68. anouk botha
    anouk botha
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  69. Our Life. Our Story
    Our Life. Our Story
    Місяць tagasi

    Why does glamrock freddy have a chest cavity?

  70. Raheel Shayaan
    Raheel Shayaan
    Місяць tagasi

    The time travelling theory is a literal parallel of predestination

  71. Quetz
    Місяць tagasi

    11:33 geist in German means ghost so it's technically dream ghost thought that would be fun to know

  72. Juicy
    Місяць tagasi


  73. red kirby
    red kirby
    Місяць tagasi

    I made a comment that said " william: *thinks hes safe* Water droplet: I'm about to end this man's whole career just on a diff acc

  74. Unspeakable Meow
    Unspeakable Meow
    Місяць tagasi

    While watching this I got his big change ad

  75. Peyton Henry
    Peyton Henry
    Місяць tagasi

    Mat, the other picture that you didn't mention with the security cameras was from the graphic novel of The Twisted Ones. I have the Silver Eyes graphic novel too if you find any other pictures that you don't seem to recognize

  76. LazyPotato_Eli
    Місяць tagasi

    Here’s my theory: Cassidy ISNT the vengeful spirt. The picture of the vengeful spirt has short hair. Cassidy has described as curly black hair (I think, but if not, it’s still not short). Also, the vengeful spirt seems to know about the nightmares, I’m pretty sure that only C.C knows about them. Also, the spirt is described by the nightmares as “he”.

  77. literally hax
    literally hax
    Місяць tagasi

    remember when fnaf was about haunted robots and not about time-travelling avengers and a maniac who is literally immortal?

  78. Laura Dunn
    Laura Dunn
    Місяць tagasi

    Wait till Mat sees the Gacha life lore.

  79. Carter Crannell
    Carter Crannell
    Місяць tagasi

    I know this is sort of late, but I have a little theory for what could be inside the box… what if it’s the heads from the end of FNAF 3, it looks sort of cluttered, and why would it be so dark, only something that dark would have some sort of very inclosed space.

  80. Rift
    Місяць tagasi

    He better release it fast or some 1 might

  81. Lunar
    Місяць tagasi

    im bout to end dis mans whole career

  82. Joyce Rodríguez
    Joyce Rodríguez
    Місяць tagasi

    I haven't played any fnaf game in my life, but I do have watched every game theory. I haven't BC I'm too scared of jumpscares.

  83. Jith Gaming
    Jith Gaming
    Місяць tagasi

    Sad Afton noise

  84. Catqueen
    Місяць tagasi

    If this theory is true then blackberry Freddy could be the detective going back through time?

  85. AK SAWAS
    Місяць tagasi

    bro mattpat you may not beleive me but right when i clicked on the video i got an add and you were in that ad so i was going to watch your videos and i got one of your ads

  86. Jacob Rendon
    Jacob Rendon
    Місяць tagasi

    New fnaf theory coming soon????

  87. Gacha Gamer123
    Gacha Gamer123
    Місяць tagasi

    0:20 yes end it

  88. Gage Park
    Gage Park
    Місяць tagasi

    I just realized a fnaf roadblock... endo. in fnaf 1 can look at the camera, which proves he is "alive" and in fnaf 2 he can MOVE. weird right??

  89. Linuxrunslow
    Місяць tagasi

    We ignoring the slither boss similarity with the slithering in the walls of the golden freddy story?

  90. Josey Strife
    Josey Strife
    Місяць tagasi

    If were dealing with body snatchers why haven't you considered the possibility that the reason Golden Freddy Crying Child says it's me is because Michael might be a rebuilt version of the Crying Child kinda like how Charlotte and Baby are technically supposed to be the same person just an younger and older version of each other

  91. Dana Korba
    Dana Korba
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    Idk why but I HATE cassidy’s face its just so creepyyy

  92. Hghjrf
    Місяць tagasi

    Maybe every soul is in the box

  93. Katriina kass
    Katriina kass
    Місяць tagasi

    When i saa the "I won the lottery!" I saa mat saying "thats great" what movie was that ?where can i wacht

  94. Sam's Everything Channel
    Sam's Everything Channel
    Місяць tagasi

    In the survival logbook page 39 it shows micheals pen drawing a gravestone and the light text saying MY name so I think micheal is the text

  95. Ethan Major
    Ethan Major
    Місяць tagasi

    You know it’s been so long I forgot why we were trying to figure out about this game what is the end goal for all of this what do we want to know

  96. Tea Droplets
    Tea Droplets
    Місяць tagasi

    this this went to chaos

  97. Sleeper25
    Місяць tagasi

    Could you please do a theory on who is Freddy. We all know it’s Gabriel but who is Gabriel? Is he found in the log book? I’m aware it is on the grave stones but is it connected to the books? It’s the same with Chica. Susie is only on the gravestones I don’t think it’s anywhere else. So what proof is there. I’m not trying to be mean I’m just asking for a theory about this.

  98. sharjil24
    Місяць tagasi

    What’s the background music called at 2:20 I need to know!!

  99. md titu
    md titu
    Місяць tagasi

    I was watching this and someone yelled outside... i scared

  100. Commenter
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