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


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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
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  • Dibies - Covers and More
    Dibies - Covers and More8 хвилин тому

    Seeing the research you did on Islam and Muslim beliefs made me extremely happy, seeing an objective view on it is so refreshing considering how Muslims and Islam as a faith are ridiculed and seen through the eyes of misinterpreted/biased views

  • Kyle Ian Agripa
    Kyle Ian Agripa19 хвилин тому

    The kabba i know that Thats the people trying to sue UKlist

  • Desmond Bates
    Desmond Bates31 хвилина тому

    This will get lost in the comments but a number I have noticed more and more since I've started thinking about is 479 idk why but it's a number I've seen a lot nothing great about it just the fact I've seen it pop up a lot

  • giomd
    giomd36 хвилин тому

    9:20 since Piglins love gold, I think it would be cool of they were hiding it from them in those monuments instead

  • Birdy
    Birdy46 хвилин тому

    I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who noticed this about the Guardians.

  • saucymayonnaise
    saucymayonnaise50 хвилин тому

    great intro

  • SocialWorm
    SocialWormГодину тому

    I was just sitting here thinking "huh, I don't have 23 all that much in my life," and then I remembered.... Every year, I must acknowledge mortality ever creeping toward me... on July the 23rd... WELP

    BANDIT HIMSELFГодину тому

    Cyber truck is everywhere

  • Spider-Man Biting a fat ass Onion ring
    Spider-Man Biting a fat ass Onion ringГодину тому

    Everyone else in the past ten years:”cant prove theory” Matpat:all most there

  • Matt Capiral
    Matt CapiralГодину тому

    In a more simplified explanation, basically, guardians are mechanical beasts made to protect/guard an "ancient" building which holds a sacred treasure.

  • Jeffrey Winquist
    Jeffrey Winquist2 години тому

    What if it was built by the ancient builder race like you discussed before but as they were retreating some of the people refused to leave the holy site and drown

  • Rev Lemmon
    Rev Lemmon2 години тому

    Missed a great rhyme opportunity MatPat . Should have been mechanical instead of machine.

  • Glitchy Penny
    Glitchy Penny2 години тому

    I’m a buy this theory stuff

  • Luna
    Luna2 години тому

    I really would like to see MatPat find out the origins of the totem of undying, it's really a mystery on what's behind it?

  • gothfoxgirl
    gothfoxgirl3 години тому

    *waiting patiently for the Theorist long socks to come back into stock*

  • MLGPRO806
    MLGPRO8063 години тому

    10:13 *O B A M A P Y R A M I D*

  • Logan Liwe
    Logan Liwe3 години тому

    You should really make a Spotify podcast

  • quinn hasse
    quinn hasse3 години тому

    Screw coppa

  • Pixel 1003
    Pixel 10034 години тому

    You put them back n the thumbnail and in the beginning intro of the video but you are gonna talk about The Drowns in the next video. Why not put the friCKN FISH BOIS IN THE THUMBNAIL WYD

  • Ninjacuber Link
    Ninjacuber Link4 години тому

    I thought the gold was to craft an enchanted apple before fighting the elder guardian

  • Derp Cade
    Derp Cade4 години тому

    The drowned actually are zombies that drowned in the ocean. You can create drowned by pushing a zombie into water deep enough to drown it.

  • Letty Lopez
    Letty Lopez4 години тому

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

  • The Soviet Doggo
    The Soviet Doggo5 годин тому

    Plot twist: guardians are actually command bloxks

  • revali rat
    revali rat5 годин тому

    it’s confirmed minecraft predicted zelda’s guardians from breath of the wild

  • bicthboi
    bicthboi5 годин тому

    tl;dr- Islamic fish

  • huttio srreu

    huttio srreu

    4 години тому

    So your telling me minecraft supports Iraq’s ideas of god, we’ll that’s fine i don’t really care

  • Hi Im DorB
    Hi Im DorB5 годин тому

    Mat pat: there has to be some meaning behind the 23 pillars... Notch: nah I just like the number 23

  • huttio srreu

    huttio srreu

    4 години тому

    Im pretty sure the official strangers Minecraft skin pack reinforces this. There is something I believe called a prismarine zealot, and it looks similar to a guardian.

  • Super SpaaceSyrup
    Super SpaaceSyrup5 годин тому

    at the end you should just start saying that just a cannon MY HEAD CANNON

  • Eliezer Roque Cisneros
    Eliezer Roque Cisneros5 годин тому

    I doubt my comment on the previous two part video had anything to do with it, but I wan't to be consistent in my criticisms/feedback I really enjoyed this video and its pacing. the two parter was disclaimed early on. It felt like this video was mostly about the theory this time, and i really liked that. Also the end of the video gave me answers to questions i had at the beginning but by the end, Matpat brought up new questions i'm looking forward to seeing in the next part. I really apreciated that. It was more satisfying than most of the other two parters i've watched on the channel so far. Another example of, what i think, is a good and satisfying two part-er: Rosalina's origin and Peach is dead episodes were really well done. Also thanks to Team Theorist for all of your hard work beyond the videos in things like advocating for the gaming community and fighting cancer. you guys are awesome, with love, Eli, a fellow theorist.

  • Oliver Bozin
    Oliver Bozin5 годин тому

    Imagine learning history when watching a Minecraft video

  • SameerSlash
    SameerSlash6 годин тому

    My class last year worked on raising money for St. Judes, dunno how much we donated, but we got a pizza party. Bring us some pizza mah boy. 😉

  • Dman009
    Dman0096 годин тому

    Wait, a one-eyed robot that fires lasers from its eye and is called a guardian? _Where have I seen that before?_

  • girlygamer922
    girlygamer9226 годин тому

    MatPat: There are gods in Minecraft Atheists: 😱 LIES Matpat: but it's cannon to the plot. P.s. (I have no hate for atheists this is just a joke I can already feel the fate comments starting 😂)

  • チロ
    チロ6 годин тому

    Any number can be done like that though. 12, 7, 18, 4 come to mind. I personally have a love for the number 3.

  • Isaac Yeon
    Isaac Yeon6 годин тому

    0:42 That was my word that I had to study for in high school. Had to look for meaning, prefixes and suffixes

  • Gresso
    Gresso6 годин тому

    Mojang: Oh no. Matpat is figuring out our lore! What do we do? Scott Cawthon: Release another game, and make sure the lore is pretty hard to find😈

  • Jake d snake
    Jake d snake6 годин тому

    Who made the woodland mansion

  • Graysage
    Graysage6 годин тому

    COPPA - Delaying the start of your Game Theory since 2019

  • Flam
    Flam6 годин тому

    Hey do a theory of terraria

  • forgivengamer 83
    forgivengamer 837 годин тому

    I hade the show will and grace paused then I started to watch this video and when mayors started talking about the number 23 I looked up I was paused at 2:23. My mind is blown

  • Night 64
    Night 647 годин тому

    Im pretty sure the official strangers Minecraft skin pack reinforces this. There is something I believe called a prismarine zealot, and it looks similar to a guardian.