The Complete Little Nightmares Timeline Explained (Horror Game Theories)

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There are three Little Nightmares games currently out and each of them contains a rather ambigious and mysterious story. They all connect to one another but how and more importantly why? In this indepth theory video for Little Nightmares we use information collected throughout the latest entry Little Nightmares 2 to contextualise events in both the original game and mobile spin off - Very Little Nightmares. By looking at all 3 games and applying some logical speculation, we can craft a theory that connects the dots and brings everything together into one uniformed timeline. So sit back, relax and enjoy the complete Little Nightmares timeline explained.

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  • Six is the signal tower She eats everything to satisfy her never ending hunger and uses mono's power to help satisfy her hunger

    MR. KINGMR. KING27 minuuttia sitten
  • I thought thin man was called the broadcaster.

    Ecky BoiEcky Boi51 minuutti sitten
  • The tower is kinda like Cell only worst, stronger and worst looking.

    TheDarkPonyKnight_MLPTheDarkPonyKnight_MLP2 tuntia sitten
  • So Six is Darth Nihilus?

    Samuel YancySamuel Yancy5 tuntia sitten
  • Dope I was stuck watching this keep it up bro

    NickMortuusNickMortuus12 tuntia sitten
  • I've just started a Let's Play of Little Nightmares 2 on my channel if anyone's up for the journey 😂🥰

    Anna DemetriouAnna Demetriou20 tuntia sitten
  • The funny thing is mono means monky in spanish LOL

    Emiliano FuentesEmiliano FuentesPäivä sitten
  • So this is basically a a game version of "Tower of Eden"

    7Heart7HeartPäivä sitten
  • So the demon child that killed the girl in the yellow raincoat is also the Lady? WHAT

    anonymousanonymousPäivä sitten
  • Am... Am I the only one who still defends Six?? (BEFORE ANYONE @s ME: no, what she did was not ok and just because i believe she has justifications doesn't mean i think her actions are well justified. None of the children deserved any of their terrible fates.)

    Skull FaceSkull FacePäivä sitten
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    Tama BallardTama BallardPäivä sitten
  • In a way, both mono and six are in the wrong and right. I would describe them as morally gray characters. Everyone in this universe is some variety of morally gray.

    •Dusk the Owl Gryphon••Dusk the Owl Gryphon•2 päivää sitten
  • Could six become the tower?

    Geometric TuberGeometric Tuber2 päivää sitten
  • Superhororbro: stay back and relax. Me:WHAT DO YOU MEAN THIS GAME IS SO SCARY.

    Elijah JacaElijah Jaca2 päivää sitten
  • Mono means one only and SINGLE poor mono 12:56

    Celia YourgulezCelia Yourgulez2 päivää sitten
  • Kids wake up. It's just your "Little Nightmares" 🤣

    Chiqui ObradorChiqui Obrador3 päivää sitten
  • *Six/Sasha* and *Mono/baggie/thin man* *Six is a girl* and *Mono is a boy*

    ·Anime_ SimpUwU··Anime_ SimpUwU·3 päivää sitten
  • I also have a grudge on six now for killing mono

    Mr.XD_Boi EMr.XD_Boi E3 päivää sitten
  • I can just imagine nasty majesty playing while six walks dow the hallway in the first one (if you don’t know what nasty majesty is is is from splatoon 2 dlc

    Mr.XD_Boi EMr.XD_Boi E3 päivää sitten
  • Uh...i guess it is Six’s betrayal that ironically leads Mono to become the Thin Man. If she didn't drop him, then his fate may have been different.

    Aianne Ria VenusAianne Ria Venus3 päivää sitten
  • The thin mono wants to meet the child mono to tell him to practicing jump more further, so that he can escape the tower without six's help. Then, his future is not in the living tower, but at the outside instead of saving the world🤪

    Akif AhlamiAkif Ahlami4 päivää sitten
  • My personal take is that Shadow Six in 1 is the Six we play with for most of 2. And that getting taken by the thin man splits her soul and body apart, leaving the ravenous body to try and satisfy their hunger. In an ironic way, Mono causes his own timeloop by taking Six and separating soul and body. It's why Six suddenly just switches over. It's still Monster Six, and the shadow is the true her

    Caleb MappCaleb Mapp4 päivää sitten
  • Little nightmares has the best story line

    NRG HarryNRG Harry4 päivää sitten
  • So... i dont understand. Why does the thin man aka mono wanted six to break the time paradox? How does that help him break it

    AndyAndy4 päivää sitten
  • Can you make a video about if other little nightmares games are coming

    Can Doğu KaramanCan Doğu Karaman5 päivää sitten
  • 8:29 OMG THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE! Cuz like in little nightmares 2, Six NEVER got hungry ONCE because she had a soul! Wait- if you get hungry cause you have no soul. I have no soul then ;-;. And it also makes sense cause Little Nightmares 2 took place BEFORE Little Nightmares 1, even tho it was published AFTER the first one, tbh I'm just confused about the order, *THERES SO MUCH GOING ON, SO MUCH LORE, SO MANY SECRECTS, I LOVE IT.*

    •Potato Studios••Potato Studios•5 päivää sitten
  • But who is the hung man?🤔

    Bananen BandeBananen Bande5 päivää sitten
  • Just finished my own play through for the first time of Little Nightmares 2 this weekend... one thing I love about these games is that they do leave things just vague enough for you to draw your own conclusions. As such, I didn't read it as a time loop or paradox situation with Mono and the Thin Man, but more that the entity that is the Signal Tower demands someone with powers like mono has in order to broadcast its signal and spread its influence. So when Mono defeated the Thin Man and was left in the tower, the tower corrupted Mono into inheriting his position so it could continue to project its signal and influence over the world. Also regarding the number 6 on the door.... I don't know that I buy that it's proof of a canonical time loop. If it were supposed to be door number 6, it would be much more prominent and visible, not something that just looks more like a faint shadow on the door.

    Anthony DelfinoAnthony Delfino5 päivää sitten
  • Theory: The Maw was were Six was trapped where Thin Man trapped her there, where she became The Lady and grows older and older. And becomes *dun dun duuuuuuun* Monster Six.

    Laura HuertaLaura Huerta5 päivää sitten
  • when six is first seen while captured on the wall there is a drawing of a gnome holding somebody's hand. just look

    maddix duncanmaddix duncan6 päivää sitten
    • @Naveed CODM ohhh thanks

      maddix duncanmaddix duncan6 päivää sitten
    • That nome is holding the run away kid hand from the LN1 dlc

      Naveed CODMNaveed CODM6 päivää sitten
  • Wait, but then how would the first version of mono and six (one?) work out?

    Sri Krishna ArunachalamSri Krishna Arunachalam6 päivää sitten
  • Six is just like you're ex, you care for her, you protect her, she makes you feel safe and secure, but then dumps you in the end...

    HizzerAnimationsHizzerAnimations6 päivää sitten
  • The Game series should be named: Little Cycles

    Lucy GrayLucy Gray6 päivää sitten
  • So wait, Six didn't drop Mono because he broke the music box? Oh ok.

    Six The TherianSix The Therian6 päivää sitten
  • This video has 666 dislikes guess the devil hates your video-

    Eurie The BlueHairEurie The BlueHair6 päivää sitten
  • Why is there 666 dislike (666 is a number that is evil )

    Ella AriolaElla Ariola6 päivää sitten
  • While playing LN2 I was high and during the portal part I was so immersed I thought I was in the music box. Lmao. But not really I almost cried.

    danamazedanamaze6 päivää sitten
  • Isnt LN 2 a sequel to LN 1 ?

    Dennis RoorDennis Roor6 päivää sitten
    • Prequel has high chance

      Naveed CODMNaveed CODM6 päivää sitten
  • Who has never played and is so confused but wants to play

    L0ve_yonnieL0ve_yonnie7 päivää sitten
  • Why are they in this dimension?

    Saladin CatayaSaladin Cataya7 päivää sitten
  • mono monophobia

    pastellpastell7 päivää sitten
  • I honestly want mono to come back and beat the crap out of six in the third game. Poor mono didn’t deserve what she did to him

    Ben The EverymanBen The Everyman7 päivää sitten
  • An interesting thing to note is that the end theory basically states that Little Nightmares 2 both came before and after Little Nightmares 1

    MadRamenOtaku2MadRamenOtaku27 päivää sitten
  • she dropped him bc she knew he was the thin man since his bag/hat was finally off. but their in a time loop and when mono opened the door letting his future self out (guessing that’s why he was like called into the tv?) and future mono knowing what would go down tried to capture six sooo . basically in the loop six will drop mono everytime bc she knows what he becomes and she thinks killing him is stopping him not knowing that’s what caused it.

    Leaveadislike ?Leaveadislike ?8 päivää sitten
  • U don't kill someone when u sense their dark side. At least not to the person who risks his or her life trying to make sure ur safe. This is so messed up, I'm getting the feeling of emptiness and the emotion of free fall again just like tlou2

    James AshtonJames Ashton8 päivää sitten
  • So what I have realized is, the 2 people who tried to save 6 were both killed.

    James AshtonJames Ashton8 päivää sitten
  • there's also the thing where people have been calling the Runaway Boy "Seven" because of a clock with out-of-order numbers saying "6 8 7" (Six eight/ate Seven)

    AnimaToriAnimaTori8 päivää sitten
    • @Roxanne Yukı Six ate(eight) Seven, like the joke "why was six afraid of seven? Because seven ate (eight) nine"

      AnimaToriAnimaTori8 päivää sitten
    • I Dont Get The 687 Thing

      Roxanne YukıRoxanne Yukı8 päivää sitten
  • Theory: What If The Signal Tower Is The Source To The All The Bad Stuff. And The Signal Tower Is The Cause Of All Of This World And Its Just A Nightmare. The Signal Tower Is Also Able To Reach The Maw And The Glitched Children Are The Souls That Tried To Escape The Nightmare But Instead The Nightmare Pulled Them Back In But Came Back As Glitched Children. The Signal Tower Is The Nightmare. The Adults Once Used To Be A Powerless Child Until They Grew Up And The Signal Tower Gave Them Power But Mono And Six Already Had A Power. Mono Has Thin Man Powers And Six Can Gain The Powers Of Any Character That Has Powers Already As She Did With The Lady. And Six Is The Lady And The World Is An Infinite Loop Where Six Lets Girl In The Yellow Raincoat Die, Mono Kills Thin Man, Six Let’s Go Of Mono, Mono Turns Into The Thin Man, Six Go’s To The Maw, Six Kills The Lady, Six Gains The Lady’s Powers, And Six Grows Up Into The Lady. Which Means The Signal Tower Keeps Recreating Copies Of The Children And Everyone Who Died. Such As The Janitor, The Girl In The Yellow Raincoat, The Granny, The Pretender, And The Runaway Kid. The Real Reality Is Normal But With The Signal Tower Alive And Healthy The Nightmares Keep Going On. That Is One Of The Reasons Why Six Turned Into A Monster. Because Her Worst Nightmare Is Turning Into A Monster. But Mono Doesn’t Have Any Effects Because He Is The Thin Man. This Wouldn’t Be Going On If The Signal Tower Would Lose Its Signal. But Nobody In The Nightmare Knows This. The Adults Have Lost Their Memory Except For The Thin Man Because He Is Part Of The Signal Tower Himself. Which Means This Whole World Of Monsterous Adults And Children Is Just A Little Nightmare

    ItzBoi21 RItzBoi21 R8 päivää sitten
    • Also I Thought All Of This Up On My Own 😂

      ItzBoi21 RItzBoi21 R8 päivää sitten
  • i believe 6 betrayed mono because while being captured by the thin man she realizes that it’s mono, this she thinks killing him will be the best way to save herself and the city.. i’m not confident on this but it’s my thoughts :)

    Vivian HernandezVivian Hernandez8 päivää sitten
  • I have a theory , if there if mono is the thin man(after playing the 2nd game today it seems logical) The lady is actually six from the future her lacking a sould is what caused her face to be disfigured , and she turned the kid into the gnome she ate as a child so she could survive, and by trying to kill herself from the past and eventually her younger self getting her power she actually created a time loop similar to the thin man's ..

    Ziv AtadZiv Atad8 päivää sitten
  • I think the hunter and the doctor because they have masks for the heads the hunter its on the bags

    Joe SengkhammeeJoe Sengkhammee8 päivää sitten
  • I just realised that the raincoat six has isn’t the girl in the yellow raincoat’s, six has pockets and gityr doesn’t. :/

    Dione StewartDione Stewart8 päivää sitten
  • remember when everyone called the thin man the broadcaster

    Dean RitchieDean Ritchie8 päivää sitten
  • I didnt know it was prequel but i asumed since Six seems to know what to do sometimes and with Mono she can reach places she couldnt before cause she was alone...

    Karla LópezKarla López9 päivää sitten
  • What about seven? It wont be possible that he’s tbe next incarnation if what you say is true

    Anubis 213Anubis 2139 päivää sitten
  • This is what I think Little Nightmares 3 should be about This is at the 57 time paradox. There have been so many of them that time starts to break and the events of Little Nightmares 1 & 2 start merging. Soon, Thin Man meets The Lady and they both try and stop this time loop. They succeed and Thin Man finds and tells Mono from the start of LN2 what happened with Six dropping him from the other timelines. The six from this timeline would be the six from the end of LN1 and she has the powers from the lady. Mono would also have his powers. Mono sets on a journey to find six and goes through all of pale city, the maw and a new location that the devs add. Mono finds six in a decayed form because of her powers and tries to ask six to help him fix time with their combined powers. Six denies it and six and mono fight. Mono wins and takes six’s power and fixes time. But in doing so it kills him. Then it goes back to LN2 and instead of six dropping mono at the end, he saves him. Then the LN1 story plays but six and mono are together throughout the whole thing. That is how I think the story of Little Nightmares 3 should play out.

    lumbago_boylumbago_boy9 päivää sitten
  • So, does Six want this whole mess to continue? After all, if she has memories from previous incarnations she knows what will happen if she leaves Mono within the tower. So why doesn't she take him with her so that this whole circle breaks? Is she really that egoistic?

    aU2timesaU2times10 päivää sitten
  • Your all worg she drop mono because six did not eat him

    Bf KeithBf Keith10 päivää sitten
  • i love this game

    jafet feriasjafet ferias10 päivää sitten
  • I legit threw my controller to the other side of the room when i survived the whole game just for six to drop me 🤩

    FairilyGyuFairilyGyu10 päivää sitten
  • Hold on, If six managed to remember other things from her past timeline from reincarnations, wouldn't she remember mono AND That she became a monster in the end

    Flippe NatinioFlippe Natinio10 päivää sitten
  • The girl with the different haircut is called five if you didnt know

    Kyle Jacob UbayKyle Jacob Ubay10 päivää sitten
  • The way for thin man can was to do nothing

    Ghost Ninja androidGhost Ninja android10 päivää sitten
  • Yall niggas better release my boi

    Not the BayangNot the Bayang10 päivää sitten
  • I don’t think this is right but it was a small theory of mine. Back when the original Little Nightmares came out there was a theory that The Geisha was Six’s mother. I thought The Hunter could be Six’s father and that’s why he didn’t shoot her. In the Hunter’s house in the attic, there’s the room with the woman and the lever. In that room is the only time you see a gnome and in the bottom left there is a broken mirror. The broken mirrors where a signature feature of the Geisha’s home. That’s just my theory, that again probably isn’t right.

    Raven WolfRaven Wolf10 päivää sitten
  • Six WTF

    PhoxgeistPhoxgeist11 päivää sitten
  • I just realized Nemo backwards is Omen

    søftiesøftie11 päivää sitten
  • what if nothing of this actually happen what if its all just a "little Nightmare"

    cyruz linacyruz lina11 päivää sitten
  • Little nightmares games 1% horror 1% comedy 1% action 99% D E P R E S S I O N

    GalaXy Mello X_XGalaXy Mello X_X11 päivää sitten
  • If the maw was in the future, and thats how she got to the maw, how does the lady have paintings of her in her wardrobe?

    ChariotRosesChariotRoses11 päivää sitten
  • would it be awesome if six come back and consumes the abomination. thus saving mono.

    John Karl MadridJohn Karl Madrid11 päivää sitten
  • so basically little nightmares just pulled a fnaf?

    Edge SansEdge Sans11 päivää sitten
  • 14:18 tf you mean number 6, I don't see it

    Art OlveraArt Olvera12 päivää sitten
  • Tell the truth

    The Lively Animator LUKA!The Lively Animator LUKA!12 päivää sitten
  • Did u steal my comment and turn it into a video?????

    The Lively Animator LUKA!The Lively Animator LUKA!12 päivää sitten
  • With the timeline thing ,the game looks more similar to undertale

    Jotaro KujoJotaro Kujo12 päivää sitten
  • Monophobia, or autophobia is the fear of being alone

    Kunzang ChogyelKunzang Chogyel12 päivää sitten
  • the sixth deadly seventh sin - hunger

    James RatcliffeJames Ratcliffe12 päivää sitten
  • What if the tower warping six changed her and caused her to betray Mono? Like, it turned her evil? The tower’s influence took her over

    MissieMissie12 päivää sitten
  • Well it all comes down to one conclusion...we need little nightmares 3

    Tom PTom P12 päivää sitten
  • I have a theory, what is six knew that mono was the thin man after she looked at his face when mono was hanging on to six´s hand. because then after she goes into the portal, she comes back in time where it all started and mono just sat in the chair till he grew up. Six gets lost and the hunter captures her somehow and then a different mono comes and saves her, this might be why six did not trust mono when she was found in the cabin.

    Alexander HurAlexander Hur13 päivää sitten
  • Well......that was unexpected

    Dark PheonexDark Pheonex13 päivää sitten
  • I have one big theory. What if, and hear me out on this one, Thin Man didn't actually die in his fight against Mono? What if, he actually survived and is now freed from the Signal Tower's grip? Since his younger self takes his place not long after their fight. What if, after being freed from the Signal Tower, the Thin Man turns back to Mono? Just like Monster Six changed back to normal after being freed. That would mean that there is time travel involved but not an actual timeloop. In that theory, Mono is actually okay and still has a chance to stop Six!

    xArthurMasterz Gaming-and-MorexArthurMasterz Gaming-and-More13 päivää sitten
  • Weird thought. So I am unsure if you are familiar with the ouroburos, aka the infinity loop that loops like a sideways 8. With you talking about numbers in Arabic numerals (i.e 0-9) 6 can look like a broken 8. Which means she is the broken loop to monos linear path. Or perhaps the break in the 6-8 is the seperation of her memories/soul due to the truama during the cycle or cycles she has been through. Or that if she has memories of previous methods as you explain, realizes that escaping the loop is to create the loop for mono? The singer of glassjaw has a weird fixation with the number 8, which he titled a song "when 8 becomes two zeros" which is an expression of a couple coming together then seperating. This caused me to have a weird view on numbers as shapes.

    Gareth MGareth M13 päivää sitten
  • Heres my theories nutshell. Let me know if you want more details...I think the runaway girl from the hospital (with the spoons) and the runaway girl from SotM and the girl in the yellow coat are all 6. The drawings in the hospital cell match the drawings in the huntsman cell which match the drawings in the school. The tally marks are the same. A room in pale city has glitched remains and ceiling alarms to warn of the doctor and bent spoons. I say Six and mono grew up in the school together (ive found portaits supporting this theory) six escaped the school then was caught in the hospital and was psychologically tortured by the doctor then escaped (cut her hair) then was imprisoned by the hunter for 6 months. Explains why she was so demented/unstable. I also believe that 6 and mono were the original templates for the bullies and that 6 was the naughty one. I found pictures of young mono and six all over the school. Lastly the glitched remains are from mono and six exclusively (because only they traveled thru the TVs) and provide a glimpse into where they were in the past which supports the above theories. The missing link is proof that six cut her hair, but i have supporting evidence of all my other points...which, of course, is purely speculative and somewhat a stretch...ugh...😱 i want your opinions but please be gentle. 🙏🙏🙏

    Dave HofmannDave Hofmann13 päivää sitten
  • imagine being six and deciding to drop one of your friends off a cliff and in result dooming the entire world

    PesciPesci13 päivää sitten
  • Six becomes the lady

    Marcus CoolMarcus Cool13 päivää sitten
  • What big picture I don't I don't really get it

    Cris SaenzCris Saenz13 päivää sitten
  • Hey horror bro the raincoat girl her name is five

    Jose EsquivelJose Esquivel13 päivää sitten
  • If Mono is Thin Man in LN2 and later becomes the Hanging Man in LN, how come we see a picture of Hanging Man in VLN and how can VLN be the first chapter in the story 🤔 any thoughts?

    Anne ArpAnne Arp13 päivää sitten
  • 14:20 yea i don't see 6 on that door

    cedenoa001cedenoa00114 päivää sitten
  • Little nightmares 2 is both a prequel and a sequel since it is a cycle after all

    lee yan delee yan de14 päivää sitten
  • Is it possible that Six dropped him so he can become the Tall Man? If the signal tower was controlling her, maybe it forced her to let him go. That’s why she’s the catalyst?

    Sara AbdallahSara Abdallah14 päivää sitten
  • littel nightmares II is a sequel not prequel it’s been confirmed

    Gold Golem gamingGold Golem gaming14 päivää sitten
    • Lies, it's been confirmed in a recent interview that LN2 is a PREQUEL, not a sequel. The "confirmation" about the game being a "sequel" was merely a misunderstanding from the community.

      Younes :\Younes :\12 päivää sitten
  • Who thinks six is the real villain *raises hand🤚*

    superkawaii Blossomssuperkawaii Blossoms14 päivää sitten
  • This stretched "sixth cycle" theory doesn't hold up. There cannot be the first cycle, because there was always something before. It's a paradox, as you said. Therefore cycles cannot be numbered.

    0Jumpero0Jumpero15 päivää sitten
  • I think six’s name stands for the sixth sin form the seven deadly sins:gluttony

    QuaxQuax15 päivää sitten
  • maybe i know why the thin man wanted Six... u know.. Mono is the thin man.. and Mono was Six's "friend" and always wanted to be with Six... and he turns into the thin man.. but still wanting to be with Six... maybe thats why he made Six tall because hes tall to... maybe thats why he grabbed Six 2 times but then giving up because he lost his hope... what its just a theory.... also i know the order first up is very little nightmares then is little nightmares 2 then little nightmares and the DLC

    Dwight TaylorDwight Taylor15 päivää sitten
  • Pressing R2 but still fall

    Chad UnneringChad Unnering15 päivää sitten
  • Who else would love to see in little nightmares 3 thin man vs the lady

    DoughnutZDoughnutZ15 päivää sitten