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
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Josh Langman, Tyler Mascola, and Koen Verhagen
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  1. Rizky Ramadhan
    Rizky Ramadhan
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Oh hey my name is in the video only 1 letter different

  2. Dylan Kithcart
    Dylan Kithcart
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Who has watched this before?

  3. L I L L C
    L I L L C
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    The new games has been released in a mini game in Fnaf sister location

  4. Derek Wooden
    Derek Wooden
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you make some sort of game theory masks? I mean it’s not.a bad idea

  5. Joshua Cruz
    Joshua Cruz
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    The laser is coming towards to guardian, not to you, so make they are sucking part of your soul?

  6. Joshua Cruz
    Joshua Cruz
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    The laser is coming towards to guardian, not to you, so make they are sucking part of your soul?

  7. Cora The Zorua
    Cora The Zorua
    12 klukkustundum síðan


  8. Doge Pickle
    Doge Pickle
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Mat:**says 23 a lot** Me: my mom does *23* AND MEEEEE XD

  9. Doge Pickle
    Doge Pickle
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="400">6:40</a> “Wateryfood stuff”

  10. Kahula Kangaroo
    Kahula Kangaroo
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Does it have a command block inside

  11. MagentaShade
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    islam and minecraft. ok

  12. Click Bait
    Click Bait
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    feels weird seeing this as a muslim and how rare most english speaking channel never talk about it and link it to christian if it was religious

  13. Andreas Bahatouris
    Andreas Bahatouris
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Am j the only one that sees the inside of the guardian looks like a comand block

  14. K-pop Geek
    K-pop Geek
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="612">10:12</a> so like....a step pyramid

  15. Tristan Grobler
    Tristan Grobler
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> "you *drop* a cow it drops you like cow flesh" Yes I too appreciate the fine art of *cow dropping*

  16. cuberGUY
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    I knew about entrepreneurship since I was 6 lol

  17. Roblox YT
    Roblox YT
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    what's funny is that I control a trident better than them zombies.

  18. G S
    G S
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    23 is my favourite number

  19. Lucy Poppleton
    Lucy Poppleton
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a theory (appropriate!): The guardians are a type of pufferfish that the ancient builders did SOMETHING to them, since magic exists. Also, they might be eating the prismarine.

  20. Galaxy Queen
    Galaxy Queen
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Me as an Muslims person, just knew about this whole thing ( I live ins Iraq so) thanks for the informations dude

  21. :0 0:
    :0 0:
    21 klukkustund síðan

    The Start is Funny

  22. Epic Edits
    Epic Edits
    21 klukkustund síðan

    I am a Muslim and I was happy to hear my religion mentioned in a video

  23. Qookie
    21 klukkustund síðan

    I live in the midle east

  24. Ydhchxhfhb Hdjcjcjfj
    Ydhchxhfhb Hdjcjcjfj
    21 klukkustund síðan

    I’m born on the 13th

  25. Akiarhaka Lenihariadi
    Akiarhaka Lenihariadi
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Thanks for the Islam thing

  26. moi Moi
    moi Moi
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Im surprised he talked about my religion

  27. savage bot 14
    savage bot 14
    Degi Síðan síðan

    hmmmmmm... the block inside the guardian looks like a command block

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Matpat actually mezopotamia was between two rivers that went through Turkey so technically mezopotamia was mostly in diyarbakır and gaziantep. Also love your videos

  29. Lunatic Cultist
    Lunatic Cultist
    Degi Síðan síðan

    When you realize you theorized everything matt theorized before even seeing his videos

  30. :-P Dagatan
    :-P Dagatan
    Degi Síðan síðan

    -I love this guy-

  31. Xero 0716
    Xero 0716
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Da skeleton looks like. Command block

  32. Dragon Wolf Creations
    Dragon Wolf Creations
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Too many Disney puns for me to handle on this.

  33. ibrahim abe
    ibrahim abe
    Degi Síðan síðan

    This is Ibrahim I'll own you a subscribe

  34. Susana Franco
    Susana Franco
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Shut up

  35. Paliden Gamer! Games,Animations,and more!
    Paliden Gamer! Games,Animations,and more!
    Degi Síðan síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> I F. Y O U. D R O P. A. C O W

  36. Shamrockin’ Robin
    Shamrockin’ Robin
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I just thought drowned were people who died via drowning...

  37. InfinityMilesPerHour
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Guardians and elder guardians used to take damage and die as they flopped around on dry land in older versions of Minecraft

  38. Joe Video games2020
    Joe Video games2020
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Del zinc en Dajaos tengo un Beach Beach

  39. Roshaan Jamshed
    Roshaan Jamshed
    Degi Síðan síðan

    me wanting to watch game theory matpat:*starts talking about my religion* me:*confused screaming*

  40. Zidz
    Degi Síðan síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="613">10:13</a> *obamium*

  41. Kierman21sun Vlogs
    Kierman21sun Vlogs
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Mat: Hey are giant creatures with spikes and eye Lazers Also mat: nothing super weird off the bat

  42. [VNSAA] Remenent_of_Night
    [VNSAA] Remenent_of_Night
    Degi Síðan síðan

    obama pyramid

  43. Wendy •Blues•
    Wendy •Blues•
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I wanna do a game theory. Maybe that the building is underwater because it flooded, like you said. Also in the beginning matpat said that the so called ‘Guardians’ CAN survive being on land. So maybe they were originally on land.

  44. CheeseBurger Gaming
    CheeseBurger Gaming
    Degi Síðan síðan

    ummmm i really know the number 23 is important cuz my birthday is on march 23

  45. Davis Winnick
    Davis Winnick
    Degi Síðan síðan

    anyone else notice how close the guardians are to the guardians from the legend of zelda series?

  46. Vitchie Villavicencio
    Vitchie Villavicencio
    Degi Síðan síðan

    i think guardians are ALIENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. sup im me
    sup im me
    2 dögum síðan

    You drop a cow he drops meat

  48. HaganPlayz
    2 dögum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="146">2:26</a>

  49. FaridGC YT
    FaridGC YT
    2 dögum síðan

    I'm Muslim and thanks for adding Muslims 😁 The building is made like Babylon god didn't like it and Kaaba is important because it's more then important the hole has the ancient rock of all it tells the truth and we don't even know how god looks like even Muhammad and Nuh Adam Ibrahim and everything it's different but it's great if you read all of them

  50. Christina Keltner
    Christina Keltner
    2 dögum síðan

    Dont think I'm dumb I'm 10 and I know what all of those words mean

  51. Taha Yousaf
    Taha Yousaf
    2 dögum síðan

    23 is important to me as its my date of birth.

  52. Nyan Ahmad
    Nyan Ahmad
    2 dögum síðan

    Its funny I live there

  53. Shelby Sulaica
    Shelby Sulaica
    2 dögum síðan

    Best video entrance evaaaaa lol youre awesome

  54. Danny Devito our lord
    Danny Devito our lord
    2 dögum síðan

    I'm late but, what if the guardians, which we've calified are not exactly natural, are powered by gold. In real life gold is the best electricity conductor, but it's hard to get gold. Minecraft already shows that gold works with redstone with powered rails and stuff of that nature. With so much gold if it's carrying electricity, it makes sense to cover it up to the water. If gold powers these guardians I wouldn't doubt that many previous civilizations would this it had some sort of magical properties that they would base a religion around. We never really see fully inside a guardian so there could very well be gold inside.

  55. jakob gibbs
    jakob gibbs
    2 dögum síðan

    At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="897">14:57</a> i know exactly where he got that immage of the overgrown simi ruined city, it is one of the title screen images from the twitch minecraft modpack overgrown which is actual procedural generation from that modpack, with a shader but other than that the same modpack, that is the whole map even infinite worlds it actually is one of the best modpacks on twitch

  56. ツDekiru
    2 dögum síðan

    I just learned new things about Islam And I am Muslim-

  57. Glenda Skene
    Glenda Skene
    2 dögum síðan


  58. Xboxpro507
    2 dögum síðan

    Best intro I’ve ever seen

  59. CanisOrtiz
    2 dögum síðan

    .... Guardians in Minecraft: -has a lazar -Lazar needs time to charge up -Have a singular eye Guardians in BOTW: -have a single eye -Lazar needs time to charge up -Shoots a lazar. *hMMMMMMM* Edit: they’re both machines too made by ancient people/s (the Sheikah can be considered ancient right?)

  60. l:BETA:l
    2 dögum síðan

    I appreciate that MatPat didn't skill (or show) him suffocating a dolphin or a turtle. +1 respekt.

  61. Clyde The Wonder Dog
    Clyde The Wonder Dog
    2 dögum síðan

    Although, remember that Mesopotamia as we know it existed thousands of years before islam

  62. Your Average Weirdo Del Literally
    Your Average Weirdo Del Literally
    2 dögum síðan

    Does that mean Our Minecraft worlds are in Iraq or Syria?

  63. Rożny_ PL
    Rożny_ PL
    2 dögum síðan

    I think guardians dont have spikes but crystals what givs him power of laser

  64. Cielian King of the Forest
    Cielian King of the Forest
    2 dögum síðan

    Steve and Herobrine.

  65. NavyGaming
    2 dögum síðan

    I didnt know minecraft were so religious.. especially the monument.... im.. actually speechless

  66. MineAntoine
    2 dögum síðan

    MatPat: "The Guardians aren't made of flesh but rather of prismarine" Me: But what if they are made of flesh, and prismarine is the flesh of dead guardians? And also, that means if you decorate your house with prismarie blocks you are actually decorating your house with dead guard- Ok, the decorating your house with dead guardians didn't have to be said, and I'm bad at making theories.

  67. •Ava Møøn•
    •Ava Møøn•
    2 dögum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> if you drop a cow it drops you like cow flesh. 😂😭 Am i the only one that noticed this. 😭😂

  68. Ryder
    2 dögum síðan

    It cant be thermal cuz ur underwater wouldn't that make u cold?

  69. Pro pakgamer
    Pro pakgamer
    2 dögum síðan


  70. Zack Immortal
    Zack Immortal
    2 dögum síðan

    Checkmate atheist

  71. Bitter_Lemon Art
    Bitter_Lemon Art
    2 dögum síðan

    I am so happy MatPat thoroughly explained my religion right. Like I was listening to everything CAREFULLY to see if he says it all right 😂

  72. Adrian Connor
    Adrian Connor
    2 dögum síðan

    I didn't expect my religion to show up

  73. Shadow soulless
    Shadow soulless
    2 dögum síðan

    Husk= dry zombie Zombie= reasonably moist zombie Drown= very wet zombie

  74. Alexis the True Gamer 007 Lel
    Alexis the True Gamer 007 Lel
    3 dögum síðan

    This intro is kinda funny

  75. Reife - Z
    Reife - Z
    3 dögum síðan


  76. VictimZ00
    3 dögum síðan

    Well if the guardians skin are made of rock then why are slapping sounds made when they are on land

  77. DBK
    3 dögum síðan

    Praise the Almighty Sponge-Bob.

  78. gestofarmer
    3 dögum síðan

    At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="372">6:12</a> If you drop a cow

  79. No Stop it
    No Stop it
    3 dögum síðan

    Solid theory, but I don’t think notch would have allowed that. You know, given the whole twitter thing

  80. Its Under9000
    Its Under9000
    3 dögum síðan

    Furthermore supporting the idea of the ocean monument being of religious significance is the fact they're called ELDER guardians. Elder being the word used to describe a person of authority in a Christian Church. I'm aware Islam and Christianity aren't the same but they have a TON of similarities. There being only a few elders but a ton of normal guardians indicates this monuments power structure is similar to that of a church. :) But that's just a thought