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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  • Eser

    The Elder Guardian also gives you Mining Fatigue so you don't destroy the monument.

    12 ore fa
  • Caroline Payne
    Caroline Payne

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="51">0:51</a> haha cop purge how appropriate for the end of may 2020

    15 ore fa

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="147">2:27</a> Me: *WHISTLES*

    17 ore fa
  • Mr. Mango
    Mr. Mango

    Wtf it’s <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="143">2:23</a>

    Giorno fa
  • LeftHandClutch

    I have mobs at my door every night that call themselves the "IRS"

    Giorno fa
  • zaim jofri
    zaim jofri

    I just like how this guy is pronounce Kaaba wrongly XD

    Giorno fa
  • iiUnknown Past
    iiUnknown Past

    I know I’m *very* late to this, but I thought I’d note this little tidbit for anyone in the future. In the treasure room, there are the eight gold blocks, and Mat stated the temple was dedicated to worship some type of god. Keep in mind that Notch was the *creator* of the Minecraft universe, and EIGHT golden blocks are needed to create a Notch Apple. You can see the links from there.

    Giorno fa
  • Commander Quin
    Commander Quin

    the day 23 is my birthday ?????????

    Giorno fa
  • Azfar Moin
    Azfar Moin

    .....I am Islamic and even I didn't know this....that's probably because I am way to, only 9

    Giorno fa
  • Dragoncatswag

    And we thought COPPA would be the only bad thing about 2020

    2 giorni fa
  • Krzysztof BĄKOWSKI
    Krzysztof BĄKOWSKI

    The inside of the elder guardian looks like a command block

    2 giorni fa
  • RAY 0606 R
    RAY 0606 R

    Can matpat solve the piggy true ending?

    2 giorni fa
  • Jesse Zawitkowski
    Jesse Zawitkowski

    The guardian from mob beastiary “skeleton” looks like a command block

    2 giorni fa
  • Elvira Velasquez
    Elvira Velasquez

    What if fishes control the guardians

    2 giorni fa
  • Sergej Press Start
    Sergej Press Start

    Mat: nobody makes a song about water Meh: welp, time to make one to prove mat wrong

    2 giorni fa
  • Just a Wendigo With an iPhone
    Just a Wendigo With an iPhone

    I was so blasted while watching this

    2 giorni fa
  • Taco YEET
    Taco YEET


    2 giorni fa
  • Reagan Larson
    Reagan Larson

    I just bet you have a lore of your own. I’m onto you, “matpat.”

    2 giorni fa
  • Jerry

    Steve is muslim confirmed

    3 giorni fa
  • Tim the American panda
    Tim the American panda

    you make a lot of good pointes but the guardians only not attacking drownd is wrong they dont attack many animals (cows,fish,villigers ect)

    3 giorni fa
  • x Pug
    x Pug

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="13">0:13</a>

    3 giorni fa
  • Tahira Parveen
    Tahira Parveen

    my man has more Islamic knowledge than me and I'm a muslim.

    3 giorni fa
  • Some Guy
    Some Guy

    I think that the reason the eyes are red is because it's using redstone to power the laser

    3 giorni fa

    How do they retract their spikes?

    4 giorni fa
  • The Northern Player
    The Northern Player

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="715">11:55</a> If mat Pat just knew the future...

    4 giorni fa
  • 123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p
    123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p

    People: IT-stream rots your brain/video games make you dumber MatPat: hold my beer

    5 giorni fa
  • Dell Conagher
    Dell Conagher

    Minecraft has some wild lore, I’m discovering something new about it every day.

    5 giorni fa
  • _ Ra Gacha _
    _ Ra Gacha _

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="342">5:42</a> Genius (not) me: "Oho, thank you i will use this quote at school and make a different creature :v"

    5 giorni fa
  • Tadpole Milk
    Tadpole Milk


    5 giorni fa
  • Cj Rojo
    Cj Rojo

    Can anyone try to see if they can really see heat by looking at the pov of guardians? Im not on java so I can't do that

    5 giorni fa
  • damprye gothica
    damprye gothica

    You never got back to the sponges

    5 giorni fa
  • CuriousDoesAnimations

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> *if you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh*

    5 giorni fa
  • William Nicholas
    William Nicholas

    YAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSS bernie YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHSSSSSSS psst watch this for an explanation

    5 giorni fa
  • DarkiiP

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="466">7:46</a> Could that be a command block?

    6 giorni fa
  • Bayan Yashar Irach
    Bayan Yashar Irach

    I hate that i cant plat minecraft just because i cost money

    6 giorni fa
  • Zainab Khawaja
    Zainab Khawaja

    Do more theory’s on the end!!!! I know it’s not TOTALLY necessary but soooo interesting

    6 giorni fa
  • Shadow Bonnie 231
    Shadow Bonnie 231

    You are wrong the pyramids aren’t completely smooth they have stair stones that aren’t smooth.

    6 giorni fa
  • Shadow Bonnie 231
    Shadow Bonnie 231

    Btw I don’t know why only creepers can’t see you when you use a invisibility position for some reason every other mob sees you when you use a invisibility position I know it’s a stupid feature but hey mojang wont fix it tho they only care about the most important glitches that make the game bad and all they care about is fixing them tho.

    6 giorni fa
  • Shadow Bonnie 231
    Shadow Bonnie 231

    I wonder why there’s no block that looks like the skin of the elder guardian like there is for the duardians.

    6 giorni fa
  • Natalya Angel
    Natalya Angel

    The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

    6 giorni fa
  • Jelijo 8015
    Jelijo 8015

    Are they just zombies in water? Yes.its a drowned zombie.keep a zombie in water and itll transform

    6 giorni fa
  • Big fat Canadian
    Big fat Canadian

    I was watching this on May the 23

    6 giorni fa
  • Griphter

    Wait people thought the guardians were fish? iit's always been obvious that it was a Machine kind of like Golems but for underwater temples

    7 giorni fa
  • Xx Gacha_Fandoms xX
    Xx Gacha_Fandoms xX

    Mat pat: the number 23 is very important and pops up a lot in our day to day lives Me: looks at the time The time: *<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="443">7:23</a>*

    7 giorni fa
  • Judy Pacaldo
    Judy Pacaldo

    Lesson of the day: guardians are holy

    7 giorni fa
  • Jonny yt
    Jonny yt

    In my opinion if the guardians are machines-like creatures maybe the golden box is the computer core that controlls them

    7 giorni fa
  • Giovanni Barajas
    Giovanni Barajas

    wow it's uh... May 23rd today... interesting..

    7 giorni fa
  • Liam Wallace
    Liam Wallace

    i watched this on may 23rd

    7 giorni fa
  • FABIOLO cz.
    FABIOLO cz.

    23 Good 13 bad

    7 giorni fa
  • Wywy :P
    Wywy :P

    I want school to be like this lol 🤣🤣🤣

    7 giorni fa
  • AngeAle Bassist
    AngeAle Bassist

    Can we talk about how the cunduit has a pulsing sound and whenever the drowned are nearby they get killed?

    8 giorni fa
  • Devastator GX
    Devastator GX

    i am Muslim and <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="816">13:36</a> is kind of wrong because we don't think Allah is there or lives there , in the ka'bah

    8 giorni fa
  • ella loser
    ella loser

    while he was talking about the number 23,,, it was <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="155">2:35</a>

    8 giorni fa
  • Margot Lopez
    Margot Lopez

    Theroy time: mincraft takes place in ancient mesopotamia

    8 giorni fa
  • Eric Brann
    Eric Brann

    Weren’t guardians added before ocean temples? Because I left Minecraft in 2014, came back, and that seems new to me. Or it’s the fact I was seven when I left and just don’t remember

    8 giorni fa
  • CandB ly
    CandB ly

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="207">3:27</a> I’m like yes. I know this because I tried drowning a zombie they turned into the drowned.

    8 giorni fa
  • Tracey Carmello
    Tracey Carmello

    Huh never thought about that

    8 giorni fa
  • Mackuncky Extravaganza
    Mackuncky Extravaganza


    8 giorni fa
  • DontReadMyName

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="460">7:40</a> and the Elder Guardians have a Command Block built INSIDE THEM and it is set to ”mining fatigue” so they activate that and the player gets mining fatigue.

    9 giorni fa
  • Noora Kraish
    Noora Kraish

    I Muslim and it is Ramadan this month

    9 giorni fa
  • Hugh Limm
    Hugh Limm

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> ''if you drop a cow'' WHAT!!!!!

    9 giorni fa
  • Suzy

    The 23 part was crazy to me, because my lucky number is 23. I never actually realized how apparently special it was, I just love the number 23 for some reason. I’m not religious at all though.

    9 giorni fa
  • Prince K
    Prince K

    Please press this ---------><a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="780">13:00</a>

    10 giorni fa
  • Bonnie da Bunneh
    Bonnie da Bunneh

    The beginning escalates very quickly

    10 giorni fa
  • correct watermelon
    correct watermelon

    this is the best intro i've ever seen

    10 giorni fa
  • chaos LEGO
    chaos LEGO

    My birthday is 23 february 2010.

    10 giorni fa
  • Spiritgate 04
    Spiritgate 04

    Quick fact check: the day the Quran was revealed is kept a mystery and is known as Laylat al qadr.

    10 giorni fa
  • GhostLordRetro

    the intro is hilarious! Especially <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="14">0:14</a>!

    10 giorni fa
  • Karen Cook
    Karen Cook

    the orange of the guardians are a apart of pumpkins because the old civilization created them with the thought that pumkins=life, with iron golems and snow people

    11 giorni fa
  • Meme Thing
    Meme Thing

    23 has a 2 in the tens place and a 3 in the ones place Most Minecraft items can be a max of 64 of them in a stack 64 has 6 in the tens place and 4 in the ones place 3x2=6 2x2=4 *yes me has big brain*

    11 giorni fa


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  • Insane Gamer
    Insane Gamer


    11 giorni fa
  • CongressGamingINC

    Weird coincidence (<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="700">11:40</a> ?) My name is Mia. M=13 I=9 A=1 13+9+1=23 And usually for some reason, name wise at least in most cases, I associate with the number 2 or 3. If you use my first and last initial (2 things, both associate with 3) it does a thingy. Mia has 3 letters, last initial is C which is three, 2 sets of 3. I know this is probably dumb and it’s weird manipulation of numbers but ha know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’d be funny if I was born on the 23rd but nah, close though

    11 giorni fa
  • Meme Thing
    Meme Thing

    I have the combat Minecraft book and it says that guardians protect the gold so yes, if they’re man made than they were made to protect the gold.

    12 giorni fa
  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob

    What about 21

    12 giorni fa
  • beccabenw

    if you drop a cow

    12 giorni fa
  • Deleoune Cortez
    Deleoune Cortez


    12 giorni fa
  • Maggie Gozum
    Maggie Gozum

    Hey game theory so my theory is that the drowns are the ones who refused to go to the end the ones who thought that it was a bad idea so they lived there collecting Nautilus shells under water and breeding turtles to get scutes and craft them in to helmets that they enchanted to breath under water but some forgot to enchant their helmets soon they died but the hearts of the sea was some how able to revive them

    12 giorni fa
  • Ark Rivals
    Ark Rivals

    Identify the puffier fish the only fish in the game that has spikes and the gaurdens have that to so I think it’s puffer fish dna

    13 giorni fa
  • Green Letuce
    Green Letuce

    Wow, matpat explained Islam better than my religion teacher :)

    13 giorni fa