Game Theory: Minecraft Has A Zombie Virus INFECTING the Overworld!

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Minecraft zombies - by now we know everything about them, right? WRONG! They are the omen to something bigger, something scarier, something INVISIBLE! The Minecraft Overworld is being infected by a Zombie VIRUS! Steve needs to wash his hand and start watching his back! Where did this zombie outbreak start? Theorists, get ready to find out something about Minecraft you've never seen before!
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  • so we're not gonna talk about how zombie villagers can move their arms freely while normal villagers have their arms sticked together

    HD-productionsHD-productionsSaatler önce
  • Hey Mat, just was wondering about this theory, how does this affect the drowned? Another thing, do you think there’s some lore into why zombies don’t just attack anything they see? Like the evokers?

    Mark SwitzerMark Switzer4 saatler önce
  • zombie villager chance happens on difficulty... maybe because of the increasing population of the zombies/mobs? mini theory

    myshittyworld !myshittyworld !5 saatler önce
  • The Island is such a great book

    NW GAM3RNW GAM3R6 saatler önce
  • Okay this is interesting... But what about Illigars? Zombies don't attack them and they don't have a zombified version, are they perhaps immune to the zombie virus? Or are the zombies ignoring them for some other scientific or magical reason? Or is this planned out for another video because this would be interesting to see covered.

    MitchCampbellMitchCampbell7 saatler önce
  • Dod you know that if theres zombies far away and u attack a zombie they will rub to the attacled zombie they can do thelepathy

    William RaugstadWilliam Raugstad9 saatler önce
  • Zambies

    One TimersOne Timers9 saatler önce
  • I think the ancient builders made the wither and the wither made the zombie virus

    Rudy McDonaldRudy McDonald10 saatler önce
  • Wack

    Garys_momGarys_mom11 saatler önce
  • isn,t pokimane in some sort of drama

    Kalila NasimKalila Nasim12 saatler önce
  • I read that book, its great!!!

    CDMCDM12 saatler önce
  • u made me relive 5 history lessons 😿

    BlueCrystal AnimatezBlueCrystal Animatez15 saatler önce
  • I noticed that the old buildings, and the mobs....the drowned for the underwater temple,the sand ones for the desert temple,the normal for the old temple in the jungle, the stronghold for the achers, and the ender fortress for the endermans,and the Nether fortress for the wither skeletons, so could they be the old builders?...they could have had different factions, and work...they don't have to be working together, they could have different citys

    Nathan ArmendarizNathan Armendariz17 saatler önce
  • Okay but what about the zombie piglins that are already in the nether? (the ones you see randomly in the nether)?

    PhantomPhantomGün önce
  • Peter CadrielPeter CadrielGün önce
  • What about bastions and piglins. You should make a theory on those.

    Evan ScammellEvan ScammellGün önce
  • Mat pat do a hello neighbor theory.its been a long time since you did one

    Syahmi SambaSyahmi SambaGün önce
  • Mojang watching this: we did not make Minecraft this confusing.

    Juan LiJuan LiGün önce
  • im pretty sure mrbeast donated the 3mil

    SP1R 17SP1R 17Gün önce
  • Idea:EXPLAIN WITCHES AND MAGIC! YOU MENTION MAGIC AND YOU HAVEN’T GIVEN ANY EXPLANATION.(I think it might be more of alchemy the magic since my view of alchemy is taking One or multiple things and putting them together and getting some thing of equal value)all who Are angry at Matt Pat because he hasn’t explained how Minecraft magic/alchemy works right in the replies “ I want to be a wizard”

    J MuellerJ MuellerGün önce
  • #MattPattPodcast Yo Matt Patt you should totally make a podcast. You would definitely get a lot more popular and we subscribers would enjoy listening to it.

    Andrew RollerAndrew RollerGün önce
  • Smaller details i think about a lot when thinking about the lore of minecraft- what does the elytra mean for the lore of minecraft, why is it only found in the end, and why can it be repaired with phantom membranes, drops by phantoms which only exist in the overworld? Also, on the topic of phantoms, why are they considered undead? Why are cats able to keep them at bay by hissing when they get close? And why do they only come after the player if they havent slept for a long time? Why do piglins/hoglins 'fear' or at the very least run away from soul fire? What properties does minecrafts lightning have? It turns pigs into zombified piglins, although that may change in coming updates, it supercharges creepers, and the strangest i feel is that it turns villagers into witches. Theres also the four horsemen easter egg that involves lightning striking a skeleton on a skeleton horse and turning it into four, but i feel im able to just chalk that up to being nothing more than an easter egg. Perhaps a less interesting question is why are 'cave spiders' found only in mineshafts, despite their name, and why are they smaller and poisonous? Finally, the infection having a cure is interesting, along with the igloos in tundras where someone seems to have been experimenting to find the cure. On top of that, villagers have a 'gossip' system about you, and to avoid getting too complex with explaining it, when you cure a villager, your gossip level is increased significantly. Is that from the cured villager themselves? Or is the village talking about you curing one of them? I fi t is from the villager themselves, how do they know they were cured? were they conscious of their actions as a zombie? They seem to be able to carry a normal life once cured, so does being infected not affect ones memory of how to simply operate in life?

    The Big YawnThe Big YawnGün önce
  • Why would you bother making up lore for your game when you could just wait and have Matt do it for you?

    Craig JonesCraig JonesGün önce

    Ministerios Internacionales VidaMinisterios Internacionales VidaGün önce
  • The colonists actually weaponized diseases to wipe out natives, it was biological warfare

    Collin RemerCollin RemerGün önce
    • No it wasn’t back then they thought if you got a cold you were a sinner and god wanted you dead they had no idea about germs or biological warfare

      Salazar SlytherinSalazar Slytherin2 saatler önce
  • The bigger reason why indigenous Americans didn’t have plagued is due to their lack of tending to livestock which is where these viruses come from

    Gilly GillenwaterGilly GillenwaterGün önce

    hyram tanhyram tanGün önce
  • What about the skeleton they spawn there

    Zilla1999 the green kajiuZilla1999 the green kajiuGün önce
  • Fun fact: It's just a theory :D

    Florencio Gonzalgo jrFlorencio Gonzalgo jrGün önce
  • Do a theory on the villagers

    Carter LCarter LGün önce

    Elias C.Elias C.Gün önce
  • Fool. Thinking it’s the cold that makes the flu more virulent. Definitely not the fact that everyone stays indoors and breathes each other’s breath.

    Kolin MartzKolin MartzGün önce
  • PLZ make a podcast i would love it and just that that stuff

    wowzus wowzuswowzus wowzusGün önce
  • What about fossils? Obviously whatever causes the civilization of ancient builders was stronger than all of them, so why would we be able to defeat it? Wouldn't we have the same strength? Explaining why they would make it extinct. Idk just a little theory

    VeronicanVanillaVeronicanVanillaGün önce
  • On the enderman one they arnt the only mob who can hold blocks when u die they grab your sword blocks or any ourther thing

    Toph the best earth bender BaifongToph the best earth bender BaifongGün önce
  • Mattpat when are you going to do a theory on ghasts. There’s an achievement in minecraft where you bring a ghast to the overworld and kill it “and the achievement description says :*rescue a ghast and bring it home, then kill it* and has mechanical parts in the bestiary. Suggesting it originates from the overworld and perhaps is made by the old builders. It also drops a tear when it dies which also suggests this. And theres also an unused ghast sound called: ghast’s affection. Likely supposed to be used when you rescue one

    TheElevenFirstTheElevenFirstGün önce
  • what if the zombies look like us because they ARE us? What if us builders fled for the strongholds for protection, when the over world was overrun by monsters? When you spawn into a world, maybe youre the last person running to the stronghold, but then you stop to think about what you’re leaving behind, and that’s why you’re still while spawning? The zombies are perhaps the people that didn’t make it in time, and the villagers are ones that opted to stay, and made Iron Golems as protectors?

    James KnowlesJames KnowlesGün önce
  • I remember how Native Americans died from sickness so well from my 4th grade social studies class

    It’s mylifeIt’s mylifeGün önce
  • Matpat, you HAVE to make a theory on ghasts. They have super strange sounds, appear mechanical in the bestiary and have a really sus achievement for bring the, to the over-world.

    judeinatorjudeinatorGün önce
  • I wanna know more about the ghast

    FierceinstinctFierceinstinctGün önce
  • Btw Dream Is A Hacker Not A Speedrunner If You Dont Trust Me Try To Ask Google

    Gamer Rafa SansGamer Rafa SansGün önce
  • Why no mobs spawn at mushroom island

    Centurion MK.1Centurion MK.12 gün önce
  • Hey wanted to add that in the aquatic update in the tutorial if you go to the ice biome, you can find the previous tutorial, the one before the aquatic update, is under the water and ice. To me it seemed like it was important to lore, but maybe not.

    Tiffany BastianTiffany Bastian2 gün önce
  • Zombies definitely spawn in the nether i was near a nether fortress and there were 2 no where near a portal

    m em e2 gün önce
  • please read this

    Andrew JonesAndrew Jones2 gün önce
  • would the reason you cannot cure zombies or zombie piglins a species or how long you have been infected thing like you cant kill the zombies be a thing that they have been infected to long and are truly dead or something along those lines

    Andrew JonesAndrew Jones2 gün önce
  • What about pressence of zombie piglin in nether and only in the nether, zoglins, AND THE ZOMBIE, got some theories for those too

    Daniel BagleyDaniel Bagley2 gün önce
  • WOW instead of 1 million we got 3 million congratulations 🎉

    Scott PilgrimScott Pilgrim2 gün önce
  • Just one thing I don't understand,how did ancient people got the ender pearl?there was no enderman at that time

    Dabble HDabble H2 gün önce
  • Nobody: Steve in every MInecraft Game THeory thumbnail: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Charlotte ShearerCharlotte Shearer2 gün önce
  • I legit just bought the Minecraft the island book-

    MariaMaria2 gün önce
  • U know, CGP grey has a video Why there were no viruses.

    Matěj DudekMatěj Dudek2 gün önce
  • 0:21 When the zombie is so sad, he floats

    Eia RiojaEia Rioja2 gün önce
  • This is proof that he'll a pvz theory soon.

    kathy radleykathy radley2 gün önce
    • Plants Vs zombies

      kathy radleykathy radley2 gün önce
  • 3 mil dude!

    UNT4M3D N1CKUNT4M3D N1CK3 gün önce
  • Theory: How df does gravity work? All mobs( excluding the ones that can fly) fall down to the ground just like the player which is pretty normal. But then we have the blocks which except all can float in the air without any care and defy our gravity ( with some exceptions like gravel or sand). How does this work. Why does this happen?

    DbossdlmDbossdlm3 gün önce
  • Cold war:*is there* The actual storyline:"That's is buddy your going in the trash."

    Creepy GirlCreepy Girl3 gün önce
  • Theory: Time is different in the nether, If 1 block in the nether is 8 block in the overworld that explains that 1 second just to walk to another block is 8 seconds in the overworld to walk 8 blocks, Clock doesn't work in the nether so that might be a prove that this is right

    Deo LakshmanaDeo Lakshmana3 gün önce
  • Well, the infection looks like the most accurate hypothesis. I mean, the nether wastes exists, and the mobs that spawn there are zombified piglin, and the warped forest only spawns endermen. Also consider blue fire scaring piglins and piglins fighting wither skeletons and warped fungus scaring hoglins. They must be afraid or angry for some reason, like those things don't belong in the nether.

    Adriel QuirogaAdriel Quiroga3 gün önce
  • 11:53 gamemode normal has 50% chance But consider even easy and hard has a infection % of 0 and 100% respectively. So, according to that in easy difficulty all villager are immune and in hard none???

    Neymar Da silva Jr.Neymar Da silva Jr.3 gün önce
  • MatPat: Does a full series on minecraft and the lore The creators who just wanted some easter eggs and just a fun game: -_-

    urridkXDurridkXD3 gün önce
  • I always thought that the zombies were once humans that inhabited the overworld (like the villagers) but due to a tragic event were infected and turned into zombies.

    taylor Gropptaylor Gropp3 gün önce
  • well, I didn't know the colonizers killed so many indigenous Americans when they came. School biases and all.

    Vivbadartgorl _Vivbadartgorl _3 gün önce
  • Matpat, you need to talk about ghasts

    The Lets Play-ersThe Lets Play-ers3 gün önce
  • 0:20 of course Also WHAT HAPPEND TO- TRvision:shhhhh don't say it DONT SAY IT Fine but why can-I mean cuncer yea cuncer! Stop bc what about *C O V I D* Also also great now I have to live in H-E double hockey sticks

    Bleta YmeriBleta Ymeri3 gün önce
  • Idk if anyone else considered the theory that like i saw in the video of the disks that we are the only human right? And the zombies look like us? what if the other people like us become zombies?

    Starflight3934Starflight39343 gün önce
  • just a side theoryof mine. hasnt much to do with how the world of Minecraft actually works, just more about the player, and the players jurney. okay so before I start explaining the theory, I want to note how we as humans learn and therefor most likely how Steve learns to... before you know something, you cant recognise it, it most likely glances over you, and you never think about it. its like it doesnt exist, and in your brain it doesnt. BUT the second you registers it, think about it, and make a note about it (in your brain) its suddenly everywhere! you find it more easely, and you can learn more about it. so. what if all the uppdates Minecraft gets is kind of a story about Steve's jurney? that all we have in Minecraft today, has always been in Minecrafts world? its just, Steve traveling further, finding more biomes, finding new things to craft, learning new ways to travel, finding new species of animals and new enemies, digging deeper into the gruond, swimming deeper in the ocean, goin further into Nether, Exploring more of the End and how the End Portal works and discovering so much more of the worlds, whilst revelutionising his technology!

    ZOMBIminerZOMBIminer3 gün önce
  • I can prove it it is true because zombies can pick up blocks

    Snake 18Snake 183 gün önce
  • "You owe me money!" - Zombie, 2020

    Redstone chipped SemmyRedstone chipped Semmy3 gün önce
  • More!

    CaptainRexCaptainRex3 gün önce
Game Theory: Minecraft Has A Zombie Virus INFECTING the Overworld!