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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0:00 - Theory #1
7:40 - Theory #2
12:53 - Theory #3

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  1. asa6am
    преди 4 часа

    If matpat keeps making fnaf theories for another three years and a half there will be officially 10 years worth of fnaf game theories

  2. Evan Tran99
    Evan Tran99
    преди 4 часа

    so many weird time machines

  3. Doyle Orr
    Doyle Orr
    преди 4 часа

    There is a strange pattern. I can’t explain it too well, but we learn the truth for each game in their own respective order, like fnaf 1, 2, 3, and most likely 4 soon.

  4. Hi_Im_A_Weeb YT
    Hi_Im_A_Weeb YT
    преди 4 часа

    What if Scott never made a story line for FNAF and mat pat is just making it for him so Scott adds little things so mat pat still makes theory’s and it’s more content for a both of them. And if this is true does that mean MatPat is the creator of the fnaf story line and he wasted almost 8 years of his life making content about a child murder that killed 20+ kids (too many to count) in a Chuck E Cheese style restaurant game that he doesn’t even own? ................. BUT HEY THATS JUST A THEORY A RANDOM THOUGHT IN MY HEAD WHICH IS NOT LIKELY TO BE TRUE LIKE MAT PATS DREAM THEORY FROM FNAF 4 THEORY THANKS FOR READING.

  5. Buddy Bear
    Buddy Bear
    преди 4 часа

    Lol I just finished into the pit like two weeks ago

  6. Nicholas Epsilon
    Nicholas Epsilon
    преди 4 часа

    hear me out... We are playing as Larson in all the games.. who is experiencing all of these events in flashbacks after being infected by the virus

  7. Darla Toten
    Darla Toten
    преди 4 часа

    Pin this if you know when your last FNAF theory is

  8. FlowerGames
    преди 4 часа


  9. Harmless Avocado
    Harmless Avocado
    преди 4 часа


  10. elliebehindyourmom
    преди 4 часа

    anyways matpat created fnaf

  11. Reggie Padua
    Reggie Padua
    преди 4 часа

    DROOL 1

  12. Reggie Padua
    Reggie Padua
    преди 4 часа


  13. The Orbit
    The Orbit
    преди 4 часа

    At this point, these FNAF theories deserve their own channel alongside Game Theory, Film Theory, and Food Theory. There are so many FNAF theories!

  14. Julian Carr-de Avelon
    Julian Carr-de Avelon
    преди 4 часа


  15. god fears me
    god fears me
    преди 4 часа

    how does it feel owning fnaf now

  16. yuno storme
    yuno storme
    преди 4 часа

    The silky leather disappointedly rejoice because platinum mostly level toward a abounding ketchup. agreeable, lowly equinox

  17. Fareel Eswandy
    Fareel Eswandy
    преди 4 часа

    Wait so water kills afton

  18. Aloe__Alex
    преди 4 часа

    ooh,,, timing-

  19. xXelementafoXx
    преди 4 часа

    nobody: a single drop of water: im bouta end this mans whole career

  20. GoopyGalaxy
    преди 4 часа

    Really bad timing

  21. Sophia M
    Sophia M
    преди 4 часа

    People are saying that mat and Markiplier now run fnaf, what's that about?? Did Scott do something orrr?

    1. Salty Tsunie
      Salty Tsunie
      преди 4 часа

      From what I heard Scott was giving money to anti-LGBTQ groups

  22. muffin time
    muffin time
    преди 4 часа

    thanks matpat now I can't sleep :/

  23. GaboFromHere LIVE
    GaboFromHere LIVE
    преди 4 часа

    That raindrop really **ended him**

  24. Raven Ash
    Raven Ash
    преди 4 часа

    Hey so you own five nights at Freddy's now right, please

  25. RipHunter77
    преди 4 часа

    I'm not here for FNAF - but I am here for a proposal. For a game theory. Look into Ark:Survival Evolved dear Matpat, look into its deepest lore chasms as it is ending, and Ark:2 is being born...and then refer to this (Watch the Ark Genesis part 2 ending boss fight end cutscene, Syntacs "ARK Genesis Part 2 Ending! - ARK Survival Evolved DLC" is a good one, you can skip the actual boss-fight if you wish) ...Edmund Rockwell...and everyone else can still be alive. If Santiago (Vin Diesels character in Ark:2, big character in Ark:extinction) was respawned on an Ark, and died - and respawned on the Eden half of the Genesis ring's in orbit around the foreign planet - this means Rockwell (Edmund Rockwell), Helena (HLNA as you know her in Genesis), and the rest of the gang (if you looked deep into the Island ark explorer notes, good job then you know who I mean) can still be alive. Rockwell is the big one though because he is what squandered mankinds greatest vessel, forcing the only ring he didnt corrupt with the evil element to be seperated and the rest of the ship destroyed. (If you looked deep enough, youd understand how Rockwell became well, Rockwell as we see in Genesis 2) Also, the specimen implant in survivors means Santiago was able to remember he was respawned before so he kept his memories from being respawned on the Ark's, and this means so will Helena Walker, Rockwell, and everyone else (Maybe) and if so, Rockwell will have learned his lesson and not be corrupt again, assuming there's no sign of element on the planet the Genesis ship found. In his last words he regret his actions, in taking the ship, in everything - Or if he doesn't remember, and his implant was, well, separated in his "transformation" he may repeat his past actions. You probably wont even see this but if so, its a great theory. And probably no one has ever played ark here, its a very friendly community, unlike arks community, but I really want this theory to see the light of day. Alas this is not the way of the world, and this paragraph has a very high likelihood of being forgotten and neglected, and my brain power I used to come up with this theory, wasted. But if you do then that would be very cool and no one here probably knows what I'm talking about but MatPat has the brain power to figure it out with a whole lotta healthy research, so please, consider looking into this. And im only putting this here cause this is the latest video maybe ill put this on your next vid, who knows...but this is about a GAME, and its a THEORY. So consider.

  26. taeveon jones
    taeveon jones
    преди 4 часа

    I love this series

  27. Kris Avery Averoe
    Kris Avery Averoe
    преди 5 часа

    uh mat uh did you um did you hear abt scott? 👁👄👁

  28. Master D
    Master D
    преди 5 часа

    Mat: We can make another video about FNAF with this new lore Team behind Game Theory: Rolling their eyes questioning their life choices

  29. Draven Wilson
    Draven Wilson
    преди 5 часа

    100%. Believe Larson will be afton and that’s how the series will end. Thought this since lucky boy

  30. Also Rube
    Also Rube
    преди 5 часа

    I found it. The true villain. Dabbing chica. We can't get rid of her.

  31. SsSploogeJ2
    преди 5 часа

    Hey new theory the Freddy’s Pizzeria secret menu item deez

  32. Michael Solarek
    Michael Solarek
    преди 5 часа

    That second story with asking balloon boy advice sounds like a retelling of a Twilight Zone episode where a couple keep asking a fortune teller at the diner they are at for advice.

  33. Dino Gamer
    Dino Gamer
    преди 5 часа

    Theory idea:is there a bad side of roblox?

  34. Rachel T
    Rachel T
    преди 5 часа

    We did it guys. It took 7 years but we finally broke him. Matpat finally snapped and ended his fnaf theories. Today is a good day.

  35. Just G
    Just G
    преди 5 часа

    Y'all have been doing these theories since I was 15 years old, when are y'all gonna stop xD

  36. Ghost Girl / EdifiedErmine
    Ghost Girl / EdifiedErmine
    преди 5 часа

    A new fnaf theory always makes my day

  37. memer screamer
    memer screamer
    преди 5 часа

    Scott messed up y’all and he need to pay back .

    1. DexterF
      преди 4 часа

      He didn't mess up, sharing his opinion isn't a bad thing

  38. Ethan got gaming
    Ethan got gaming
    преди 5 часа


  39. Chien Wen Ooi
    Chien Wen Ooi
    преди 5 часа

    Game theory idea, what kind of bones would it take to make the hero’s relics from fire emblem 3 houses?

  40. Gabrielle Reggio
    Gabrielle Reggio
    преди 5 часа

    I want a happy ending. Matt say more about happy endings so Scott does that one. 😭😂

  41. Troy Price
    Troy Price
    преди 5 часа

    Intro was so funny😂

  42. Qq Qqq
    Qq Qqq
    преди 5 часа

    That timeline is going to hit really bad now

  43. StrastTheFox
    преди 5 часа

    Ah MatPat, the story writer of FNAF. along with Markiplier, who’s the main dev, and Jacksepticeye who wrote the books.

  44. Maize Pendragon
    Maize Pendragon
    преди 5 часа

    I love watching MatPat's theories on FNAF and all, but it really sucks to have Scopophobia and deal with all the images of eyes staring through the screen at you. Aaaaa

  45. remember twice
    remember twice
    преди 5 часа

    3:05 "I MADE THIS FOR YOU"

  46. Spring Bunny
    Spring Bunny
    преди 5 часа


  47. Red Tiger Rt
    Red Tiger Rt
    преди 5 часа

    Hey guys could you please help me get matpat to find out which country would have the best odds of surviving the apocalypse

  48. Tygrrs
    преди 5 часа

    Bad timing

  49. Buff Mangle
    Buff Mangle
    преди 5 часа

    Regarding that last time loop theory, you should look into Novikov's Autoconsistency Principle, its the exact thing you described (i dont know if thats the exact name because im doing a mental translation from spanish to english 😃👍)

  50. That kid with an El Camino
    That kid with an El Camino
    преди 5 часа

    Ahemm sir what was that movie/clip from when the whole lottery thing happend

  51. MrBlackBird69
    преди 5 часа

    Wr need to summon the black templar

  52. chris thomas
    chris thomas
    преди 5 часа

    The fifth location dummy

    1. chris thomas
      chris thomas
      преди 5 часа

      It's your house matpat

  53. RAT
    преди 5 часа

    Maybe they spelled Adkin wrong twice to show that’s not actually his name

  54. SumoNinja92
    преди 5 часа

    "Time travel loops are real hot right now" shows Looper, an almost 10 year old film...

  55. Honey Bee
    Honey Bee
    преди 5 часа

    Wait.. The book number 3 has lore. It helps you with some of the missing pieces.

  56. Ghosty Boi
    Ghosty Boi
    преди 5 часа

    0:02 Willam: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO- the child: sir you dropped your wallet- Willam: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HEEEELPPPPPPPPPP child: >.>

  57. Who cares
    Who cares
    преди 5 часа

    3rd theory seems a lot like the plot from "Earased" (Anime on netflix about a guy going to the past to prevent a series of murders and kidnaping)

  58. Hailey Reome
    Hailey Reome
    преди 5 часа

    oh god mark even has mat promoting distractibles

  59. Nexus
    преди 5 часа

    Welp this probably is the last theory I think

    1. Hayden Fry
      Hayden Fry
      преди 5 часа

      The new game isn’t even out yet he’s definitely gonna make another theory explaining that plus the other books that wrap up the book series. I expect many more theories to come

  60. thanos
    преди 5 часа

    at this point you are the owner of fnaf

  61. Phrog Pog
    Phrog Pog
    преди 5 часа

    "I always come back" could also be a reference to the time loop

  62. Darkos Beast63
    Darkos Beast63
    преди 5 часа

    "I'm about to end this man's whole career"

  63. Tenino Foxxe
    Tenino Foxxe
    преди 5 часа

    This was the most wackarse theory I have ever heard from you Matt. I loved it.

  64. mister clever
    mister clever
    преди 5 часа

    does anybody else need a summary episode explaining everything

  65. Plush Brothers 88
    Plush Brothers 88
    преди 5 часа

    14:08 Who else caught that Community reference? Not only with "The Darkest Timline" but also with the goatie both Evil Abed and Scott rock

  66. Plush Brothers 88
    Plush Brothers 88
    преди 5 часа

    14:08 Who else caught that Community reference? Not only with "The Darkest Timline" but also with the goatie both Evil Abed and Scott rock

  67. The Everything Channel
    The Everything Channel
    преди 5 часа

    Markiplier theorizing: I always come back!

  68. Plush Brothers 88
    Plush Brothers 88
    преди 5 часа

    14:08 Who else caught that Community reference? Not only with "The Darkest Timline" but also with the goatie both Evil Abed and Scott rock

  69. Plush Brothers 88
    Plush Brothers 88
    преди 5 часа

    14:08 Who else caught that Community reference? Not only with "The Darkest Timline" but also with the goatie both Evil Abed and Scott rock

  70. Plush Brothers 88
    Plush Brothers 88
    преди 5 часа

    14:08 Who else caught that Community reference? Not only with "The Darkest Timline" but also with the goatie both Abed and Scott rock

  71. Munir Abdi
    Munir Abdi
    преди 5 часа

    first 10,662 gang lol

  72. The true ceadeus.
    The true ceadeus.
    преди 5 часа

    That damn intro I love it

  73. BryTheGuy
    преди 5 часа

    And now, Scott will proceed to rewrite all the new books to ensure all of these are not true

  74. memeboy420
    преди 5 часа

    14:09 I'm so glad I'm watching Community and I get that reference

  75. Daisy Batiansila
    Daisy Batiansila
    преди 6 часа

    Idk why but i think gold freddy is rockstar freddy cus rockstarfredy is trying to protect you

  76. SupaSealGaming
    преди 6 часа

    Mabye Cassidy's soul was trapped in the ball pit for a period of time and he didn't actually time travel, he just had a similar experience to the thing that happened to the guy where other's memories were projected?

  77. Carol
    преди 6 часа

    the fact i only know this legendary dude from escape the night is sad. i should have been watching these a very long time ago

  78. Jake McAfee
    Jake McAfee
    преди 6 часа

    MatPat is truly the real creator of FNaF now

  79. a professional
    a professional
    преди 6 часа

    wait dont you have to die from the animatronic to become residue?

  80. e
    преди 6 часа

    Theory:there is a ball pit in pizzarea simulator and helpy might be someone aswell. Someone now revgedul lioe the others. I think helpy might be someone or something when he misses the ball pit you lose. The kids might have missed the ball pit and has died.

    преди 6 часа

    OMG!! you realy must watch this

    преди 6 часа

    OMG!! you realy must watch this

  83. Evan Pitt
    Evan Pitt
    преди 6 часа

    wow it's matpat the creator of FNAF, look at that

    1. Evan Pitt
      Evan Pitt
      преди 5 часа

      @Scott Cotton nah I don't think I will! thanks for the cool recommendation though :)

    2. Arthur Garcia
      Arthur Garcia
      преди 5 часа

      @Scott Cotton Huh, I had know idea there was a Scott Cotton. Cool

    3. Scott Cotton
      Scott Cotton
      преди 5 часа

      Grow up

  84. Rmenn'o'on Mick'kle'len
    Rmenn'o'on Mick'kle'len
    преди 6 часа

    I have some thing that may, or may not [redacted] you off. To those in the comment section ,if you don't like this, then you don't have to read it. you need only ignore it. \/ \/ \/ \/ . VVVVV>>> !>This is a memo to christian.

  85. Sure Buddy
    Sure Buddy
    преди 6 часа

    Ah yes Larson aka not Cecil steadman

  86. salk79
    преди 6 часа

    william: I always come back! one damn drop of water: I'm about to end this man's whole career

  87. Luke Mest
    Luke Mest
    преди 6 часа

    #6 on trending sheeeeeeee

  88. Jordon Searles
    Jordon Searles
    преди 6 часа

    Matt no offense but how many times have we heard this is the last game im not saying scott is lieing but maybe just the last of this story line at this point it might be the transfer to the new security breach after what if u were wrong thinking its a hint and things were delayed and really hes hinting to a new start like u also said maybe the last book is the end to afton and the start of a baby villain book thats why its the end hes making the switch to the new villain

    1. Jordon Searles
      Jordon Searles
      преди 6 часа

      Aka baby

  89. Alex Mansfield
    Alex Mansfield
    преди 6 часа

    Has anyone else considered that the old blood Larson finds in the ball pit could be Williams? I mean look at the cover over the first book clearly thats blood coming out of the eyes of the rabbit suit and it would make sense that its that tone of color because when it comes out of the ball pit that would be the springtrap suit before it rotted but since its in present day it would show that in current time William died in the suit and therefore he would have had vast amounts of damage done to his eye which explains why theres blood on the eyelids of the suit

  90. bendyman09
    преди 6 часа


  91. David Thebestbeast
    David Thebestbeast
    преди 6 часа

    Check on page 83 of the survival logbook it Cassidy says is this song familiar to you

  92. Vex
    преди 6 часа

    Haha jokes on you, I've already listened to them all!

    преди 6 часа

  94. Origami Ahsoka
    Origami Ahsoka
    преди 6 часа

    I’m falling behind on the book seriessss

  95. Elliott
    преди 6 часа

    You gonna do a vid on scout getting canceled 😢 ngl made me sad

    1. Elliott
      преди 5 часа

      @Arthur Garcia true but I don't want scout to get cancelled when there could have been people to help

    2. Arthur Garcia
      Arthur Garcia
      преди 5 часа

      I feel like Mat and the Team would want to stay away from that situation. I'm not sure if they'll still make Fnaf videos.