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
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  • Why does the 'house of god' have stone tiddies in front of it

    Sister FriedeSister FriedeSaatler önce
  • Me: watches vid Also me: maybe they killed a lot of gurdians 2 get ocean monument

    Toaster GamingToaster GamingGün önce
  • I once sank the sea level in Minecraft, searched for a underwater temple, then made it livable and normal

    RedRedGün önce
  • 7:09 I can’t get over the fish tails you can see on the right side of the screen. They’re just kinda there, floppin around, not properly edited out. You know. The ususual

    Keira GodfreyKeira GodfreyGün önce
  • Im from greece 😎😎😎😎👌👌👌

    IGI-Group UK LtdIGI-Group UK LtdGün önce
  • Im a muslim so wow 😅 and yes all the information you said is right. :]

    Sanjida AkhterSanjida AkhterGün önce

    Gianni LaMolinareGianni LaMolinare2 gün önce
  • i love how he research about my religion lol

    violetviolet2 gün önce
  • Our Prophet Muhammad also lived 23 years

    shahryar Nabishahryar Nabi2 gün önce
  • Guardians are basically prehistoric versions of pufferfish with laser vision

    Danny NguyenDanny Nguyen3 gün önce
  • We muslims don't believe that kabaa is a connection betwin heaven and earth also we don't believe that god is going to get down to earth

    Gamer AnasGamer Anas3 gün önce
  • if you drop a cow it drops you like cow... fleash?

    Plurtz ShwinePlurtz Shwine3 gün önce
  • Actually the ocean monument is actually where is all my mixed tape

    Harvey Da LatesHarvey Da Lates4 gün önce
  • Video starts at 2:20

    Dillandash58Dillandash584 gün önce
  • The mining fatigue also adds more sense

    Ahmed AffiliateAhmed Affiliate5 gün önce
  • your videos are great

    Edward VedwardEdward Vedward5 gün önce
  • The Obama pyramid lmaooo

    Matt BakerMatt Baker5 gün önce
  • The Pink stuff is a command block.

    Curious CrustaceanCurious Crustacean5 gün önce
  • I feel like the ocean monuments could be part of the Minecraft lore series and somehow connected to the gold swords in the nether that were supposedly left by the ancient people. Maybe gold is something more than just butter.

    Electric ToasterElectric Toaster5 gün önce
  • the garden inside looks like The sea urchins inside that I had dissected in my last summer biology.

    Aurora's Random TimeAurora's Random Time5 gün önce
  • YES MATPAT! Yet another relatable moment! All I wanted to learn and are still my favorite pieces of history are Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece! #NERD

    Mega FrostMega Frost6 gün önce
  • If you drop a cow it drops flesh

    Sansub2323 PandeySansub2323 Pandey6 gün önce
  • My battery is at 23%

    wolfer alphawolfer alpha6 gün önce
  • But who built it

    supreme legionsupreme legion6 gün önce
  • MatPat, in Jacques Cousteau impression: "On this cuboidal planet we call home" *Minecraft-Planet-Is-Flat Faction* : Ahhh-HAH! Austin: Nooooooooo!

    Collapsar 77Collapsar 776 gün önce
  • Listening to matpat talking about my religion..pretty proud

    Alif _YTAlif _YT6 gün önce
  • here's a possible theory: why are zombies structure more like the player's structure? are they the lost civilization?

    Animal PizzaAnimal Pizza7 gün önce
  • COPPA sucks

    Tree Branch Studios ExtrasTree Branch Studios Extras7 gün önce
  • Obama is a Muslim

    Amrith Krishna Chanakya NadendlaAmrith Krishna Chanakya Nadendla7 gün önce
  • Allaho akbar I’m in me mums car

    Amrith Krishna Chanakya NadendlaAmrith Krishna Chanakya Nadendla7 gün önce
  • Hot take: Guardians are just fish in mecha suits

    Slimink0113Slimink01137 gün önce
  • It's funny that he pronounces muslim the way it's spelt. (or that could just be normal.)

    Martyn DwyerMartyn Dwyer7 gün önce
  • Minecraft's developers: What is this guy thinking, we just thought it would look cool

    Axolotlzz OwOAxolotlzz OwO8 gün önce
  • anyone else see this and immediately think of GOT?

    dominicdominic8 gün önce
  • 10:15 *OBAMA ZIGAROT*

    Shinko ShinkoShinko Shinko8 gün önce
  • Well Drowneds are Zombies that drowned because i saw it happen.

    wahyudi widjayawahyudi widjaya8 gün önce
  • The funny thing is that this theory is really good but the creator of mc (Notch) made this sea temple update before he handed it over to Microsoft. Notch is openly atheist..

    appleberriシappleberriシ8 gün önce
  • minecraft🤝botw guardians with eye lazers

    Cata cateCata cate8 gün önce
  • If the monuments were made on dry land then why are the guardians fish-like?

    roadkillroadkill8 gün önce
  • I feel Atlantis like vibes from this video

    fire wolffire wolf8 gün önce
  • Matpat: Guardians and Elder Guardians are the only sea creatures that can indefinitely live on land. Me, an intellectual: SEA TURTLES! SEA TURTLES MATPAT! DO NOT MAKE ME GO VSCO ON YOU!

    Sans The SkeletonSans The Skeleton8 gün önce
  • It kinda reminds me of mayan holy structures aswell

    Anders WibergAnders Wiberg8 gün önce
  • 6:14 you said if you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh

    Tear InfamousTear Infamous8 gün önce
  • Drowned are just zombies that have Drowned

    lqwerty 2lqwerty 28 gün önce
  • I think the monument's were originally above the water and the drowned were originally human and they were the people who built the monument's however something happened causing the monument to sink or the water level rose for some reason maybe connected to why the humans who became the enderman escaped to the end I think some big event happened and the monument's sunk and the human's inside drowned and became the drowned

    British DoggoBritish Doggo8 gün önce
  • My birthday 🎂 is June 23

    Rosicorn PRosicorn P9 gün önce
  • don't be dissing 23

    av8rbluesav8rblues9 gün önce
  • I was born on the 23rd

    Katie DeFioKatie DeFio9 gün önce
  • When he talked about how no one cares about the Mesopotamia unit in history, I felt that. It was so boring

    jnurse24jnurse249 gün önce
  • I don't know if it matters that much but at the end of the game when these two people are talking they call the player by "it" instead of "they", so my thought about this is that since they're gods we aren't important to them because they're technically call us an object (since "it" goes with non-living things, and animals but I guess it's still the same (?) ) I just think they call the player like that because they're at a biggest level than us, a much, much bigger level (Sorry if there's any grammar mistakes)

    Πόπη ΠάλληΠόπη Πάλλη9 gün önce
  • Good one

    ORA ORAORA ORA9 gün önce
  • Well, you are able and allowed to hit women in Minecraft, in PVE even encouraged. So, maybe Minecraft does have Islamic influence...

    Dr. GlitchgoDr. Glitchgo9 gün önce
  • 6:14 “if you drop a cow, it drops you cow flesh.”

    SacroSanctzSacroSanctz9 gün önce
  • We can also notice that the guardians do not attack us when we are in creative so it must mean that we are priests during creative so they do not attack us so it mist be a place of religion as Matt suggested!

    Bubblu PatiBubblu Pati9 gün önce
  • And how do you know this i read the Quran 23 pages a day

    panther crewpanther crew10 gün önce
  • I read the Quran

    panther crewpanther crew10 gün önce
  • Hold on here, some of the points he makes are a bit weak, especially the point with the elder guardian seeking thermal signatures. After the video was made, it was shown as a bug and was fixed. However, thermal imagers watch your infrared image (thermal radiation), which is similar from an outsiders perspective to something you see. Some animals can see your thermal signature, so I think this point is quite weak.

    Sebastien BoehmeSebastien Boehme10 gün önce
  • 6:15 “If you drop a cow, it drops you like cow flesh” XD

    CoolBoy X1950CoolBoy X195010 gün önce
  • What’s up with scary rock robot thingies called guardians having laser eyes? I mean Minecraft, And botw. Spooky.

    Super Sonic123Super Sonic12310 gün önce
  • the guardian's eye (not the pupil) also looks like a sea lantern eternally staring at you

    Ryan The Epic GuyRyan The Epic Guy11 gün önce
  • The inside of the Guardians look like a command block

    Rebecca MiltonRebecca Milton11 gün önce
  • What if Minecraft Steve, is the Wither. It sounds unlikely, but do you even see a wither in the overworld? My Suggestion is the Wither eventually turned into you. It is not like other withers. Infact it is even possible it was a Wither Storm. Seeming as in desert temples they had pictures of a wither, reminding them of what to craft to use against the Witherstorm should it head towards them.

    Mixart JohnsonMixart Johnson11 gün önce
    • But it did not work, the Wither storm killed off the Withers faster then they could craft them. By the time the Wither Storm finally cools down into a player, there is no builders in sight.

      Mixart JohnsonMixart Johnson11 gün önce
  • Hi

    P J MichaelP J Michael11 gün önce
  • It was really cool hearing matpat talk about islam and connect it to my favourite game as lm muslim

    lps fıstık tv julylps fıstık tv july11 gün önce
  • Does anyone remember the Mesopotamia song? The one with the band?

    FortMooseHead BroadcastsFortMooseHead Broadcasts11 gün önce
    • FortMooseHead Broadcasts Mesopotamian Sargon, harmurabi, ashimonapal and Gilgamesh

      Amrith Krishna Chanakya NadendlaAmrith Krishna Chanakya Nadendla7 gün önce
  • 12.3m subs I see a pattern

    Bing BongBing Bong11 gün önce
  • I mean 23 doesnt actually matter that much in islam but still a good theory

    SeedonatorSeedonator11 gün önce
  • 10:13 o b a m a p r i s m h a s a w a k e n e d

    Fish BoiFish Boi12 gün önce
  • Water does not cover 71% of earth its 75% of water covers the planet

    Lacey AndersonLacey Anderson12 gün önce
  • Can you make lgbtq shirts so I can buy one

    •senpai wolfie••senpai wolfie•12 gün önce
Game Theory: The Murky History of Minecraft's Underwater Gods