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

  • Published on Dec 2, 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
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  • Eileen Kim
    Eileen Kim 3 hours ago


  • Wrong Think
    Wrong Think 3 hours ago

    but the creepers are muslim, not the fish!

  • Boring Jeff
    Boring Jeff 3 hours ago

    10:11 meme located

  • Hiroko Kueh
    Hiroko Kueh 3 hours ago

    so ... the drowned are Muslin, villagers are Jews.
    *1.16 updates, ocean monument villages*

  • Dark Warrior
    Dark Warrior 3 hours ago

    Ok I know you already uploaded the second video and I should probably watch that before committing more but I was thinking of this last night so I'm going to say it before I forget (question, do you even read these comments?)
    Let's say endermann were humans, they get hurt when they touch water (flowing and rain) and if your saying is true that they build the monuments to escape the water then maybe that is why they have an entire room for sponges
    That would also explain why strongholds are underground
    But there are other things that bother me like the fact that monuments aren't flooded they are literally under the ocean and they are guarded by mechanical FISH, it's like THEY aren't afraid of water

    There is also the fact that most locations have monster spawners, the temples have trapes and monuments have guardians, so if there were human they weren't really getting along
    My theory is that skeletons(all types), zombies(all types) and enderman were all human but their inhumanity drove them to become monsters (the same as when a villager gets struck by lightning it turns into a witch, but the human did it on purpose), the enderman could have gone to the end for protection but got a reckless protector and use the fruit to gain the ability to teleport (trough potions, curses, ect), zombies might have have changed to gain the ability to not have to eat or something, drownds so they can breath under water, skeletons probably the same reason as zombies, wither skeletons could use the heat of the nether to give them fire resistance

  • egg one:1
    egg one:1 3 hours ago +1


  • Endboi
    Endboi 3 hours ago

    Wait... In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy they said that the meaning of life is 42.
    That's 24 backwards. They were one backwards number off.

  • poor billgates
    poor billgates 4 hours ago

    And it has gold and marbles in it is because anicent arbic people were scamer and kept there money there

  • Princèss Áishá
    Princèss Áishá 4 hours ago

    Before Islam was small/not popular etc. Kaaba was used for statues,Those statues were people who give offerings as they say they are gods,But after some time the statues got broken,and people got the right :D

  • Xyklos
    Xyklos 4 hours ago

    ah, yes my religion, Islam, is mentioned

  • poor billgates
    poor billgates 4 hours ago

    And u dont have to go to the kaaba if u cant

  • poor billgates
    poor billgates 4 hours ago

    And also it is noet the most important place

  • poor billgates
    poor billgates 4 hours ago

    The keba is not a connection between heaven and the worshipers idot is just meant for u to worship

  • Tintin And Snowy
    Tintin And Snowy 4 hours ago

    Or the guardians coud also be a spin on a beholder from stuff like dnd

  • Dragon Fat Deposits
    Dragon Fat Deposits 4 hours ago

    Might get beheaded for this.

  • MasterheartsXIII
    MasterheartsXIII 5 hours ago

    Don’t let the fundamentalist Christians hear this.

  • Tarzy Mmos
    Tarzy Mmos 5 hours ago

    You didn't talk about the Elder guardians ability to give ya mining fatigue

  • Johnathan Greenstone
    Johnathan Greenstone 5 hours ago

    AAAAAAND we still not talking about Witches dropping glowstone. Yeah, okay, alright, I guess I can live with it... =(

  • Buuam
    Buuam 5 hours ago

    Just letting you know if you get that game theory spider-man suit in the merch store i will buy it........

  • Absolete NST
    Absolete NST 5 hours ago +1

    My birthday is on Friday the 13th

  • Arci
    Arci 6 hours ago

    matpat could it be that the elder guardians give you mining fatigue so you couldn't steal the gold blocks inside the dark prismarine blocks?

  • Renyfermini Games
    Renyfermini Games 6 hours ago

    And i was Born the day 23

  • Riley Herrington
    Riley Herrington 6 hours ago

    I hope Mattpat goes over desert temples soon. As well as the history of the husks. If the world ended to global warming, maybe they got the opposite end of the disaster spectrum. Being burned and dried out. Maybe that's why their treasure room is so deep? To escape the burning surface.

  • Ayden Wolf
    Ayden Wolf 6 hours ago

    Like how you went for a spongebob aspect for an intro

  • Bardia Qasemalizadeh
    Bardia Qasemalizadeh 6 hours ago

    The Kaaba is protected by Angels, so the connection with the Guardians can be reasonble for Minecraft

  • kozma_ 99
    kozma_ 99 7 hours ago

    U don't know anything about the Islam, u won't even know and everything u said about the god come to earth is just a freaking LIE if u don't know anything then u better just shut up
    يا كافر والله ماعندك سالفه الحين لو تروح تسلح ما كان احسن لك جالس يخرف من رأسه الله لا يبارك فيك يارب بس انك تدخل جهنم لا بارك الله فيك كافر حيوان ما تستحي مسوي نفسه يعرف وهو ما عنده سالفه

  • MasoMaso 4000
    MasoMaso 4000 7 hours ago

    The Mecca is optional according to your money and health

  • Abilla Shofi
    Abilla Shofi 7 hours ago

    Matpat:mentioned islam, quran and 23th Ramadan
    Me:wait how did you know?!

  • Uqbah Kabir
    Uqbah Kabir 7 hours ago

    Yikes, when Matt was going on about the mystical significance of the number 23, I looked at my computer time to see that it read 10:23

  • baro kittens
    baro kittens 7 hours ago

    12:20 , I decide to check the time, it is 08:23

  • ايمن العنزي
    ايمن العنزي 7 hours ago

    Bruh alot of what you said about the kabba is false sorry to disappoint

  • Xenomorphisis Dilage
    Xenomorphisis Dilage 7 hours ago

    But Ziggurats have nothing to do with Islam.

  • Warbly Zombie
    Warbly Zombie 7 hours ago

    Why water biomes don't get as much attention: no one likes water levels

  • Ron Weezlee
    Ron Weezlee 8 hours ago +1

    So what they're trying to say is buy that merch n you're gonna be a virgin for the next 10 years

  • midelcitizen right?
    midelcitizen right? 8 hours ago

    Oh my God he used Islam for this (I'm Muslim)

  • Don kki
    Don kki 8 hours ago

    Hear me out, instead of a god it's the head watcher

  • kaj kaj
    kaj kaj 8 hours ago +1

    sooo the guardians are muslims?

  • Crafting With Lucas
    Crafting With Lucas 8 hours ago

    Wait if the monument was originally above water could the guardians possibly have been like turrets that don’t move and then when the big food came the were upgraded to a aquatic fish-like creature

  • AaronTGM
    AaronTGM 9 hours ago +1

    12 year old me getting recommended TVclip kids
    Me: I'm totally over 13 years old I'm 100% not under 13 :)

  • HellRaider _
    HellRaider _ 9 hours ago +1

    I really loved how you used a respected tone in explaining Islam
    I love you

  • Ali Usman
    Ali Usman 9 hours ago

    12:26 Uhhh... It took 33 years... 20 in Madina and 10 in Makkah...

  • Dawson Musil
    Dawson Musil 10 hours ago

    Got a good laugh at the 13+ Demographic Edition!

  • Yi Yang Quek
    Yi Yang Quek 10 hours ago +1

    23 is also my birthday lol

  • Mega heeping Pile of shit

    MatPat: zigorats house the gods and we’re very important to Mesopotamia
    Also MatPat: this fact is backed up by Minecraft

  • kazkas kazkur
    kazkas kazkur 10 hours ago

    I've actually bought Mobestarium few days ago 😂

  • Jason motivation
    Jason motivation 11 hours ago

    Dude, the ka'ba is not believed to be the house of God by any Muslim. It's just a sacred place that we have to go practice and worship him in at least once (if we were able to)

  • Mr pp supreme
    Mr pp supreme 11 hours ago

    Do terraria

  • Electrify's Pizza XD
    Electrify's Pizza XD 11 hours ago

    Are we not gonna talk that Mat pat used

    MADMUKS 11 hours ago

    I have experience with a lot of editing cause of my channel, This video's editing is so good! Props to the editor

  • Anima Delta
    Anima Delta 11 hours ago

    These theories are making me question my life

  • Christopher Attieh
    Christopher Attieh 12 hours ago

    What? N-n-no, it’s just Minecraft being Minecraft

  • Standard Technique
    Standard Technique 12 hours ago

    "if you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh" 6:13

  • Black Inferno
    Black Inferno 12 hours ago

    1:40 Weird clock

  • Honbra
    Honbra 12 hours ago +2

    2:22 skip button

  • Honbra
    Honbra 12 hours ago

    0:44 a visit in Prague be like

  • A Human Being
    A Human Being 12 hours ago +1

    Another things to remember is (as my understanding serves) that these ziggurats were often used for the storage and, in hard times, distribution of goods such as food. Could it be that what the monument is holding is not only god but one of the last solid testaments to the 'builder' race that created it?

  • I like Maltesers :D
    I like Maltesers :D 12 hours ago +1

    ~Matt 2019~

  • Spooky TV
    Spooky TV 12 hours ago

    "if you drop a cow"

  • Minecraft_Pumpkin_Head
    Minecraft_Pumpkin_Head 12 hours ago

    you know matpat, it wasn't the drowned that build the ocean monument, it was built in the world way before the drowned were discovered, it cannot be them

  • jhussey19 k
    jhussey19 k 12 hours ago

    Hey matpat! Just wanted to make a slight correction: yes, Judaism has the torah, but the torah is part of the tanakh which is the full jewish text