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 • 17 895

  • Cabotsu
    Cabotsu  4 hours back

    I think the sponge room was the ancient builders using the sponge to clear out the water

    • TheVirsu
      TheVirsu  5 hours back

      I thought The Ocean Monument was to Worship Poseidon Or Neptune

      • al dente
        al dente  5 hours back

        do a theory on Hytale, it is cool, i now you are doing a theory on minecraft,but hytale has so many questions , the first theory that would be cool is a theory on tessa and kyros but any theory on hytale would be very cool but you dont have to do it at all but just a suggestion so yeah to long comment .

        • Osha_Whatt
          Osha_Whatt  8 hours back

          That tube tumbler thing even scares my sleep paralysis demon, and THAT'S saying something.

          • Narwhal Studios
            Narwhal Studios  8 hours back

            so yall for real hate on muslims until they get in a game theory episode

            • Pand4zRul3
              Pand4zRul3  10 hours back

              Hey i have a "Game Theory": What if when the builders all went missing/died, and became the Drowned, Endermen, Husks, and Wither Skeletons, thousands of minecraft years later, because in minecraft time goes by much faster, when you; Steve, are now in the world, you recreate the world around you as you see fit, because you are related to the builders. Although after some time, because you are not immortal, you die. But there were still other descendants on other islands in the minecraft world that you didn't know about, and some time after you die those other descendants of the builders, your unknown relatives, come together to form; Minecraft Servers, a collection of intelligent individuals, creating a new society of "Builders"

              • Red_ Animations
                Red_ Animations  10 hours back

                🥕🐡 augh

                • Ginger Soria
                  Ginger Soria  11 hours back

                  I know the answer the people used technically and fish to make the gardians

                  • ThePhoenix 2345
                    ThePhoenix 2345  11 hours back

                    when he was talking about 23 the time was 7:23 and i got scared

                    • empire of klingenthal
                      empire of klingenthal  11 hours back

                      they were made by the villagers! the villagers made both the ocean monuments, and the end cities! have you ever noticed that the villagers are the only creatures that naturally have living beings made of blocks? they made the guardians and the shulkers to defend their temples and trade outposts from pigmen who were raiding, so they were sent info the nether and infected with a virus.
                      all of this theory comes from another youtuber but I forget his name.

                      • Gavin Foshee
                        Gavin Foshee  12 hours back

                        Guardians also don't die In lava

                        • Troy Gottlieb
                          Troy Gottlieb  13 hours back

                          Of course, all of this vast thought and research did not prevent MatPat from displaying the Torah UPSIDE DOWN! Lol. Attention to detail, my friend! :)

                          • maxrex100
                            maxrex100  13 hours back

                            When you're a muslim and hear matpat butcher every arabic word he says feels bad man but still i found how he said them to be hilarious 😂 god bless you matpat

                            • Sly fire Fox
                              Sly fire Fox  14 hours back

                              MatPat : talks about Muslims.
                              Me : *literally just took a test on them*

                              ~my time has come~

                              • TheOneWolf
                                TheOneWolf  14 hours back

                                Me in school: Learning about all the religions
                                Me watching this video: omg for once I understand a Game Theory video! (Also I should tell my history teacher about the number 23 and stuff)

                                • Kanga Ruby
                                  Kanga Ruby  15 hours back

                                  I’m Born on the 23rd day... am I magic?

                                  • Alien Boy
                                    Alien Boy  18 hours back

                                    "you cant knock him over"
                                    *cuts him in half* try me

                                    • BobGun Joe
                                      BobGun Joe  19 hours back

                                      Mat, some thing also to note is the fact that good is the most “enchantable” material in Minecraft. Magic

                                      • Raed Khanani
                                        Raed Khanani  20 hours back

                                        I always find it interesting when someone is not a Muslim to repeat everything I know about Islam. You are on point MatPat

                                        • ROBERTO BERMÚDEZ
                                          ROBERTO BERMÚDEZ  21 hours back

                                          Ocean Man...

                                          • tudi boi
                                            tudi boi  22 hours back

                                            1:14 in Romania it is named "hopa,mitica!"

                                            • Hadiya Waheed
                                              Hadiya Waheed  22 hours back

                                              13:18 I live in Pakistan....OF COURSE! I KNOW WHAT THAT IS!! we can find it! Everywhere in my city broo

                                              • Raed Khanani
                                                Raed Khanani  23 hours back

                                                7:58 looks like a command block

                                                • Alice The Magical Elf
                                                  Alice The Magical Elf  23 hours back

                                                  COMMUNISM, DONT FORGET *COMMUNISM*

                                                  • Freddie JAG
                                                    Freddie JAG  24 hours back

                                                    Err, Matt. Could we talk about those fossil structures? Nobody has ever discussed the mysteries, the possibilities and the theories about what these ancient animals are, where did they come from, and how did these prehistoric beasts became extinct?

                                                    • Araf Ezaz
                                                      Araf Ezaz  1 days back

                                                      Me: gets paranoid from mat's theory when younger
                                                      Mat: Says 13+
                                                      Me who just turned 13, this is gonna end well

                                                      • Rae Kim
                                                        Rae Kim  1 days back

                                                        ocean monuments are sometimes called sea temples by other players

                                                        • The Heartless Hero 2077

                                                          *Mat Pat* = When it comes to religion, 23 is a big deal.

                                                          *666* = Am I a joke to you?

                                                          • gamer777
                                                            gamer777  1 days back

                                                            wait so a zombie can turn a villager into a zombie villager and i think both when they die under water they both can become water zombies so does that mean until they water zombie villagers become a thing that some one point in time water zombies were villagers

                                                            • Maharani Ratna
                                                              Maharani Ratna  1 days back

                                                              This video describes my religion. Thanks!!

                                                              • Sage Salamander
                                                                Sage Salamander  1 days back

                                                                it's weird that matpat is more familiar with Islam than me, a muslim, although I am only twelve...

                                                                • Buildbustr789
                                                                  Buildbustr789  1 days back

                                                                  I can’t buy the winter merchandise because I live in Australia and here it is summer when it’s winter for you and vise versa.

                                                                  • Batfan1939
                                                                    Batfan1939  1 days back

                                                                    Ironically, most of the big words could totally show up in the middle of an episode, and nobody would bat an eye.

                                                                    • Craftynono
                                                                      Craftynono  1 days back

                                                                      There are TOO MANY similarities between the Minecraft guardians and the BOTW guardians.

                                                                      • Lisa Rose
                                                                        Lisa Rose  1 days back

                                                                        So uh... the time was 10:23pm when i paused the video....

                                                                        I'll just leave that there...

                                                                        • Ben 11178
                                                                          Ben 11178  1 days back

                                                                          Huh...23 is special? born on march 23rd..huh

                                                                          • Roonie
                                                                            Roonie  1 days back

                                                                            I love the underwater depths I always wanna find the ocean monuments and see dolphins and turtles

                                                                            • Tristan Day
                                                                              Tristan Day  1 days back

                                                                              6:13 "If you drop a cow, it drops you like cow flesh" boutta get dropped by that cow

                                                                              • WorldWalker128
                                                                                WorldWalker128  1 days back

                                                                                So minecraft is encouraging me to loot the most sacred artifact of the Muslim religion.

                                                                                Nope, someone else crazier than me can try that.

                                                                                • Marshall West
                                                                                  Marshall West  1 days back

                                                                                  The guardians are Muslims. Book it

                                                                                  • anis bowl
                                                                                    anis bowl  1 days back

                                                                                    Ahh matpat my middleschool social studies teacher at 6th hour

                                                                                    • BlueShadows
                                                                                      BlueShadows  1 days back

                                                                                      The accent

                                                                                      • Hyuna'sHoe
                                                                                        Hyuna'sHoe  1 days back

                                                                                        Beef? Never heard of it. Cow flesh is where it’s at

                                                                                        • Omega Gamer
                                                                                          Omega Gamer  1 days back

                                                                                          Hey matpat the video is great but in Islam we Muslims have to to to the makka if we could it's not like praying but never the less the video is great

                                                                                          • Pvzx
                                                                                            Pvzx  1 days back

                                                                                            Matpat you forgot one of the most important numbers it’s the answer to life the universe and everything! 42 that’s what you forgot

                                                                                            • C A C T U S.
                                                                                              C A C T U S.  1 days back

                                                                                              So basically it’s Oceanainian. The Minecraft religion.

                                                                                              • Rhinodog75
                                                                                                Rhinodog75  1 days back

                                                                                                It’s funny cuz I know all about the ancient civilizations you mentioned. (We’re currently learning about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in fact we just tested on it today. We already did Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Mesopotamia.) 😋

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                                                                                                  Does mat pat just own those 2 people who are always in his videos *i mean the picture of the guy and girl*?