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 • 17 266

  • Magic Galaxy
    Magic Galaxy  20 minutes back

    God: I like this player. It played well.

    Also player: *destroys god’s “home”*

    • Ultima DoombotMK1
      Ultima DoombotMK1  22 minutes back

      23 is my house number.
      Hah! I am important!
      Or at least, my house is...

      • Tommy Nguyen
        Tommy Nguyen  56 minutes back

        Do game theory on temple run

        • Taaiko YT
          Taaiko YT  1 hours back

          its funny cuz my birthday is on the 23rd

          • Dibies - Covers and More

            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 Agripa  2 hours back

              The kabba i know that

              Thats the people trying to sue YouTube

              • Desmond Bates
                Desmond Bates  2 hours back

                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
                  giomd  2 hours back

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

                  • Birdy
                    Birdy  2 hours back

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

                    • saucymayonnaise
                      saucymayonnaise  2 hours back

                      great intro

                      • SocialWorm
                        SocialWorm  3 hours back

                        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 HIMSELF
                          BANDIT HIMSELF  3 hours back

                          Cyber truck is everywhere

                          • Spider-Man Biting a fat ass Onion ring

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

                            • Matt Capiral
                              Matt Capiral  3 hours back

                              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 Winquist  3 hours back

                                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 Lemmon  4 hours back

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

                                  • Glitchy Penny
                                    Glitchy Penny  4 hours back

                                    I’m a buy this theory stuff

                                    • Luna
                                      Luna  4 hours back

                                      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
                                        gothfoxgirl  5 hours back

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

                                        • MLGPRO806
                                          MLGPRO806  5 hours back

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

                                          • Logan Liwe
                                            Logan Liwe  5 hours back

                                            You should really make a Spotify podcast

                                            • quinn hasse
                                              quinn hasse  5 hours back

                                              Screw coppa

                                              • Pixel 1003
                                                Pixel 1003  5 hours back

                                                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 Link  6 hours back

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

                                                  • Derp Cade
                                                    Derp Cade  6 hours back

                                                    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 Lopez  6 hours back

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

                                                      • The Soviet Doggo
                                                        The Soviet Doggo  6 hours back

                                                        Plot twist: guardians are actually command bloxks

                                                        • revali rat
                                                          revali rat  7 hours back

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

                                                          • bicthboi
                                                            bicthboi  7 hours back

                                                            tl;dr- Islamic fish

                                                            • huttio srreu
                                                              huttio srreu  6 hours back

                                                              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 DorB  7 hours back

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

                                                            • huttio srreu
                                                              huttio srreu  6 hours back

                                                              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 SpaaceSyrup  7 hours back

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

                                                            • Eliezer Roque Cisneros
                                                              Eliezer Roque Cisneros  7 hours back

                                                              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 Bozin  7 hours back

                                                                Imagine learning history when watching a Minecraft video

                                                                • SameerSlash
                                                                  SameerSlash  7 hours back

                                                                  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
                                                                    Dman009  7 hours back

                                                                    Wait, a one-eyed robot that fires lasers from its eye and is called a guardian?

                                                                    _Where have I seen that before?_

                                                                    • girlygamer922
                                                                      girlygamer922  8 hours back

                                                                      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  8 hours back

                                                                        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 Yeon  8 hours back

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

                                                                          • Gresso
                                                                            Gresso  8 hours back

                                                                            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 snake  8 hours back

                                                                              Who made the woodland mansion

                                                                              • Graysage
                                                                                Graysage  8 hours back

                                                                                COPPA - Delaying the start of your Game Theory since 2019

                                                                                • Flam
                                                                                  Flam  8 hours back

                                                                                  Hey do a theory of terraria

                                                                                  • forgivengamer 83
                                                                                    forgivengamer 83  8 hours back

                                                                                    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 64  8 hours back

                                                                                      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.

                                                                                      • Arlyn Franklin
                                                                                        Arlyn Franklin  9 hours back

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

                                                                                        • pineapple sisters pineapple kiwi

                                                                                          U wish I could get the theory wear. But I'm only 11... 😩

                                                                                          • gachalife noob
                                                                                            gachalife noob  10 hours back

                                                                                            how can it even eat fish if it doesnt even have a mouth???!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!?

                                                                                            • MababaLow YT
                                                                                              MababaLow YT  10 hours back

                                                                                              oh the orange spikes, when it flaps around on land its spikes goes inside out of its body!