Game Theory: The Murky History of Minecraft's Underwater Gods

  • Published: 02 December 2019
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    The world of Minecraft is vast and pretty well explored... except for one place. You see, we've covered a LOT of Minecraft on this channel, and in doing research for all of that I've noticed that one place remains mostly undiscovered - or at least un-theorized! The underwater biome of Minecraft is FULL of weird creatures and tons of interesting lore, if you know where to look. Spoiler alert, I do! Today we are diving into old Gods, ancient ruins, and more! Get your scuba gear ready, Theorists!

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    Writers: Matthew Patrick
    Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Josh Langman, Tyler Mascola, and Koen Verhagen
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman
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Comments • 18 546

  • shahryar Nabi
    shahryar Nabi  7 hours back

    Our Prophet Muhammad also lived 23 years

    • Danny Nguyen
      Danny Nguyen  7 hours back

      Guardians are basically prehistoric versions of pufferfish with laser vision

      • Gamer Anas
        Gamer Anas  10 hours back

        We muslims don't believe that kabaa is a connection betwin heaven and earth also we don't believe that god is going to get down to earth

        • Plurtz Shwine
          Plurtz Shwine  14 hours back

          if you drop a cow it drops you like cow... fleash?

          • Harvey Da Lates
            Harvey Da Lates  2 days back

            Actually the ocean monument is actually where is all my mixed tape

            • Dillandash58
              Dillandash58  2 days back

              Video starts at 2:20

              • Ahmed Affiliate
                Ahmed Affiliate  2 days back

                The mining fatigue also adds more sense

                • Edward Vedward
                  Edward Vedward  2 days back

                  your videos are great

                  • Matt Baker
                    Matt Baker  2 days back

                    The Obama pyramid lmaooo

                    • Curious Crustacean
                      Curious Crustacean  3 days back

                      The Pink stuff is a command block.

                      • Electric Toaster
                        Electric Toaster  3 days back

                        I feel like the ocean monuments could be part of the Minecraft lore series and somehow connected to the gold swords in the nether that were supposedly left by the ancient people. Maybe gold is something more than just butter.

                        • Aurora's Random Time
                          Aurora's Random Time  3 days back

                          the garden inside looks like The sea urchins inside that I had dissected in my last summer biology.

                          • Mega Frost
                            Mega Frost  3 days back

                            YES MATPAT! Yet another relatable moment! All I wanted to learn and are still my favorite pieces of history are Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece! #NERD

                            • Sansub2323 Pandey
                              Sansub2323 Pandey  3 days back

                              If you drop a cow it drops flesh

                              • wolfer alpha
                                wolfer alpha  3 days back

                                My battery is at 23%

                                • supreme legion
                                  supreme legion  4 days back

                                  But who built it

                                  • Collapsar 77
                                    Collapsar 77  4 days back

                                    MatPat, in Jacques Cousteau impression: "On this cuboidal planet we call home"
                                    *Minecraft-Planet-Is-Flat Faction* : Ahhh-HAH!
                                    Austin: Nooooooooo!

                                    • Alif _YT
                                      Alif _YT  4 days back

                                      Listening to matpat talking about my religion..pretty proud

                                      • Animal Pizza
                                        Animal Pizza  4 days back

                                        here's a possible theory: why are zombies structure more like the player's structure? are they the lost civilization?

                                        • Tree Branch Studios Extras

                                          COPPA sucks

                                          • Amrith Krishna Chanakya Nadendla

                                            Obama is a Muslim

                                            • Amrith Krishna Chanakya Nadendla

                                              Allaho akbar I’m in me mums car

                                              • Slimink0113
                                                Slimink0113  5 days back

                                                Hot take: Guardians are just fish in mecha suits

                                                • Martyn Dwyer
                                                  Martyn Dwyer  5 days back

                                                  It's funny that he pronounces muslim the way it's spelt. (or that could just be normal.)

                                                  • Axolotlzz OwO
                                                    Axolotlzz OwO  5 days back

                                                    Minecraft's developers:
                                                    What is this guy thinking, we just thought it would look cool

                                                    • dominic
                                                      dominic  5 days back

                                                      anyone else see this and immediately think of GOT?

                                                      • Shinko Shinko
                                                        Shinko Shinko  5 days back

                                                        10:15 *OBAMA ZIGAROT*

                                                        • wahyudi widjaya
                                                          wahyudi widjaya  5 days back

                                                          Well Drowneds are Zombies that drowned because i saw it happen.

                                                          • appleberriシ
                                                            appleberriシ  6 days back

                                                            The funny thing is that this theory is really good but the creator of mc (Notch) made this sea temple update before he handed it over to Microsoft. Notch is openly atheist..

                                                            • Cata cate
                                                              Cata cate  6 days back

                                                              guardians with eye lazers

                                                              • roadkill
                                                                roadkill  6 days back

                                                                If the monuments were made on dry land then why are the guardians fish-like?

                                                                • fire wolf
                                                                  fire wolf  6 days back

                                                                  I feel Atlantis like vibes from this video

                                                                  • Sans The Skeleton
                                                                    Sans The Skeleton  6 days back

                                                                    Matpat: Guardians and Elder Guardians are the only sea creatures that can indefinitely live on land.
                                                                    Me, an intellectual: SEA TURTLES! SEA TURTLES MATPAT! DO NOT MAKE ME GO VSCO ON YOU!

                                                                    • Anders Wiberg
                                                                      Anders Wiberg  6 days back

                                                                      It kinda reminds me of mayan holy structures aswell

                                                                      • Tear Infamous
                                                                        Tear Infamous  6 days back

                                                                        6:14 you said if you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh

                                                                        • lqwerty 2
                                                                          lqwerty 2  6 days back

                                                                          Drowned are just zombies that have Drowned

                                                                          • British Doggo
                                                                            British Doggo  6 days back

                                                                            I think the monument's were originally above the water and the drowned were originally human and they were the people who built the monument's however something happened causing the monument to sink or the water level rose for some reason maybe connected to why the humans who became the enderman escaped to the end I think some big event happened and the monument's sunk and the human's inside drowned and became the drowned

                                                                            • Rosicorn P
                                                                              Rosicorn P  6 days back

                                                                              My birthday 🎂 is June 23

                                                                              • av8rblues
                                                                                av8rblues  6 days back

                                                                                don't be dissing 23

                                                                                • Katie DeFio
                                                                                  Katie DeFio  7 days back

                                                                                  I was born on the 23rd

                                                                                  • jnurse24
                                                                                    jnurse24  7 days back

                                                                                    When he talked about how no one cares about the Mesopotamia unit in history, I felt that. It was so boring

                                                                                    • Πόπη Πάλλη
                                                                                      Πόπη Πάλλη  7 days back

                                                                                      I don't know if it matters that much but at the end of the game when these two people are talking they call the player by "it" instead of "they", so my thought about this is that since they're gods we aren't important to them because they're technically call us an object (since "it" goes with non-living things, and animals but I guess it's still the same (?) )
                                                                                      I just think they call the player like that because they're at a biggest level than us, a much, much bigger level
                                                                                      (Sorry if there's any grammar mistakes)

                                                                                      • ORA ORA
                                                                                        ORA ORA  7 days back

                                                                                        Good one

                                                                                        • Dr. Glitchgo
                                                                                          Dr. Glitchgo  7 days back

                                                                                          Well, you are able and allowed to hit women in Minecraft, in PVE even encouraged. So, maybe Minecraft does have Islamic influence...

                                                                                          • SacroSanctz
                                                                                            SacroSanctz  7 days back

                                                                                            6:14 “if you drop a cow, it drops you cow flesh.”

                                                                                            • Bubblu Pati
                                                                                              Bubblu Pati  1 weeks back

                                                                                              We can also notice that the guardians do not attack us when we are in creative so it must mean that we are priests during creative so they do not attack us so it mist be a place of religion as Matt suggested!

                                                                                              • panther crew
                                                                                                panther crew  1 weeks back

                                                                                                And how do you know this i read the Quran 23 pages a day

                                                                                                • panther crew
                                                                                                  panther crew  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  I read the Quran