Game Theory: The Stolen Souls of Minecraft

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Today Theorists, we are diving back into the weird and wonderful world of Minecraft lore! I bet you are saying to yourself, "MatPat, what is there left to uncover in Minecraft? You've solved so many things!" That may be true, but there will always be more. In this episode we are peeling back the mysteries of the Minecraft Vindicators and the power of souls introduced in the new Minecraft Dungeons. We're about to get spooky!
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  • if you use optifine vexes have a light effect

    Dubbed CatastropheDubbed Catastrophe2 saatler önce
  • everytime i watch one of these videos i start feeling bad for the hostile mobs

    Dubbed CatastropheDubbed Catastrophe2 saatler önce
  • Omg lol it’s July 5th today

    ryan graberryan graber2 saatler önce
  • The next theory should be that zombies are just Steve once you die

    a random persona random person2 saatler önce
  • Are minecraft slimes plant cells or something? How slimey are they really???

    Chris BusbeeChris Busbee3 saatler önce
  • LAPUS IS PLACE HOLDER FOR SOUL!!!!! the vexes poses villagers!!!!

    Combine Elite AssassinCombine Elite Assassin4 saatler önce
  • memes have been buchered

    Combine Elite AssassinCombine Elite Assassin4 saatler önce
  • Isn’t it P-illagers?????

    Mel VinMel Vin5 saatler önce
  • Who should do a theory on Minecraft dungeons

    Renee SuaavaRenee Suaava7 saatler önce
  • i went to a woodland mansion for the first time last week with my friends on our realm and i was a little scared but i was very excited. also my buddy said there was a gold block (i think) in the middle of the glass encased lava cube dunno if that fits into any theories but i figured you’d like knowing that

    julian a djulian a d7 saatler önce
  • He said the scar thing

    PinkDolphin 65PinkDolphin 657 saatler önce
  • I am scared but nice vid

    Alia ThanosAlia Thanos7 saatler önce
  • When is the next episode of minec raft theory !!!! Wwgererere !!!

    Jonathan ReyesJonathan Reyes9 saatler önce
  • TheGameTheorists i have a part of the Story of Minecraft for you!!!! In the new Nether update Bastions were added. Those were build by the Ancient builders because there are Blocks with Steve Hads on them! Like the Sandstone Block with a Creeper face! And there are Lanterns and Chests with Iron, Arrows, Crossbows and lot more Items which are from the Overworld, and who came from the Overworld to the Nether? The ancient Builders! There was war betwen the Piglins and the Ancient Builders... The Piglins atacked them and took over the Bastion, thats the reason why its destroyed! The Piglins were there before the Pigmans, the Pigmans are from the Steves but you talked about that in one of your theory videos. There is also a Achivement named "Those Were the Days" wich means Steve or Alex was part of those Ancient Builders otherwise he could not have memorys about the Bastions and the war. I think Steve was a Child or a 20/21 year old Man at the times were the ancient Builders turned to the Endermans! Please talk about this in a new Minecraft Lore Video!!

    DrMovieDrMovie10 saatler önce
  • With the lapis in the head, it reminds me of how Egyptians would use lapis to keep away negative energies

    ________________11 saatler önce
  • Can you explain why if you throw a totem of undying in soul sand spawns vexes

    WEStDrawingWEStDrawing11 saatler önce
  • Hey matpat I have an awesome minecraft theory I just found a big chunk of neither in the top world of minecraft it’s so weird not sure if it’s a glitch or not but I’ll try to show you a picture of it and see if it’s a theory worthwhile and love your vids

    Mekin HouleMekin Houle12 saatler önce
  • Oh yeah, here is a way to promote your theory: what it means to evoke, is to bring themselves (the evoker) to someone else’s conscious of mind, which means that they really have been mind controlling villagers.

    Tristan CunninghamTristan Cunningham12 saatler önce
  • You should put a Minecraft reference in your amazing intro.

    Tristan CunninghamTristan Cunningham12 saatler önce
  • Ruined Portal structure lore next please

    Vítor EmanuelVítor Emanuel13 saatler önce
  • Who loves he is proving himself wrong XD Edit: vex are experiments to bring back hero brine my theory

    The Diamond KillerThe Diamond Killer14 saatler önce
  • I feel like there are no theories more pointless than ones about Minecraft. Its a universe made up by somebody but then sold to a company which now mass produces new additions and now you are taking spinoff title mechanics into lore consideration when even the lore book itself was just casually made up for kids just so that they have more merchandise to sell. I just dont see the point.

    MarcoMarco18 saatler önce
  • Then did u know if u dye a sheep blue then spawn a the magic guy i can't even spell his name but yeah if u spawn him he will change them to red sheep so do u think they are having a war?like villages are blue ream and the the evil ones are red team?

    KylieKylie19 saatler önce
  • Wait he new that secret?

    KylieKylie19 saatler önce
  • Wait maybe the souls in soul sand are people who have done bad things in life and there send to heck

    Angie yonagaAngie yonaga20 saatler önce
  • I was messing around with locate command and when I did igloo I found some chamber with a villager and a zombie villager with an arrow pointing to a zombie villager

    SealzSealz23 saatler önce
  • Next theory: The Soul sand Valley. Why are there ghasts and skeletons? Souls?

    Ahmed BismillaAhmed Bismilla23 saatler önce
  • Don't you think that you are taking this game too seriously i don't think the developers even thought about all of that but this is entertaining so thank you

    lord dambeldoorlord dambeldoor23 saatler önce
  • Me seeing this on 1:05 am on July 5👁👄👁 💧

    Madison VillarrealMadison Villarreal23 saatler önce
  • Have you ever noticed that on the firecharge has a smiley face 🙂🙂

    Frog GamerFrog GamerGün önce
  • Low budget technology can bypass simplisafe

    GamesKingGamesKingGün önce
  • for some reason i fought a vindicator and it did freakish amounts of dmg

    ST0RZST0RZGün önce
  • 6:57 tell that two vision

    Will DuckWill DuckGün önce
  • You know, this whole talk of life and death is interesting, I always wonder and think of immorality (mostly in games), more specifically, the ability being able to die over and over again. Most games just brush this feature under the rug and everyone goes (even me at times) "It's just a game, whatever" but other games make it a part of the game and lore, an example of this is dark souls (sorry, that's the only one I can think of right now). The fact that you can die and come right back up is explain away in the lore (if you can find it). I wonder what side does Minecraft take. Is there a greater meaning to the respawn mechanic in Minecraft. I wonder . . .

    SinswolfSinswolfGün önce
  • Do undertale!!!!

    EsméEsméGün önce
  • “The dark souls”

    Salad Boi てぇ 後でSalad Boi てぇ 後でGün önce
  • They don’t actually convert the villagers

    Brian ChaBrian ChaGün önce
  • no where in the game do you learn how to make a portal to the nether...

    Deconverted ManDeconverted ManGün önce
  • I was actually flying around the nether to explore the new update and I while going through an area that had a bunch of towers of basalt when i found an incomplete nether portal with blackstone, polished blackstone, and cracked polished blackstone and a chest filled with a bell, fire charge, and an chestplate

    Allycat GerardAllycat GerardGün önce
  • Are piglins related to drowned? They both like gold

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  • Netherite is the best

    Ryan LiuRyan LiuGün önce
  • The zombie infection

    Susnigdha SarkerSusnigdha SarkerGün önce
  • Can you talk about the soul fires and soul biomes

    RP 1.5RP 1.5Gün önce
  • I have a weird Minecraft theory “not really a theory” ok so here it goes ‘’I love how in Minecraft we pop out of nowhere as an adult and we know what to do but don’t know our purpose there in that world or au,I’m guessing 1 purpose is to free the grief of the mine craft ancestors by they didn’t finish they started but it could be something different” I could be wrong or right with that “theory” but I think I did good

    eeVeePlayz 78eeVeePlayz 78Gün önce
    • I meant bc not by sorry

      eeVeePlayz 78eeVeePlayz 78Gün önce
  • 0:15 Netherite! Time travel?

    0G80G8Gün önce
  • I think the enderdragon is good, why? Because... She probably is trying to protect the egg being so desprit that she will use slaves to protect it (endermen) and it just gets taken away by us, her life, and her egg.

    Holt VansellHolt VansellGün önce
  • i have a couple theories,with the new update of soulsand pushing the player up in water and magma pulling you down, the souls of the lost civilization try to keep the last player afloat as to not go extinct. another theory: with the new enchantment "soul speed'' when you walk or sprint and then when you look behind you, you might be able to see some souls crying and then dicipating(sorry for bad spelling)

    BlakeBlakeGün önce
  • What a theory

    Angela SpoonerAngela SpoonerGün önce
  • Matpat: I’m going to get a prediction right Disney: I don’t think you have the capability for that big man

    Angela SpoonerAngela SpoonerGün önce
  • Please make. A theory About. Minecraft cave sounds

    HD gamer chrisHD gamer chrisGün önce
  • But Sven didn’t die

    Kool aidKool aid2 gün önce
  • It’s also pretty suspicious that they have cages in their mansions

    William FoldenaurWilliam Foldenaur2 gün önce
  • Minecraft: exists Matpat: wait that’s illegal

    CD WilsonCD Wilson2 gün önce
  • Now tackle Pigstep.

    Marc Haas a.k.a. Tyrannex, The Destroyer of MindsMarc Haas a.k.a. Tyrannex, The Destroyer of Minds2 gün önce
  • Creative mode explained next episode

    feel sadfeel sad2 gün önce
  • What about the wither

    rubygamingonline otanorubygamingonline otano2 gün önce
    • he has an episode on that already on the channel! it's pretty cool

      Zi XiongZi XiongGün önce
  • To add on with the idea of inserting lapis into the villagers heads. The reason why vindicatiors have separated eyebrows is because the unibrow got drilled through

    UnbelaurableUnbelaurable2 gün önce
  • Wait svens not dead

    Josh DelaneyJosh Delaney2 gün önce
  • Theory: Steve is a soul.

    Fun with EllieFun with Ellie2 gün önce
  • 10:22 "hAr har har" That voice crack tho

    MetaBerryMetaBerry2 gün önce
  • Nice

    Gabriella CrushGabriella Crush2 gün önce
  • Hey Jr

    Justin RuizJustin Ruiz2 gün önce
  • What about the massive portals in villages

    Josh TurnerJosh Turner2 gün önce
  • I has theory idea! On Minecraft dungeons! :D At the beginning of the intro of the level Obsidian Pinnacle, instead of jumping right into the intro that tells you your goal, “Blah blah blah save the villagers” there are some “quote unquote” unintelligible noises. These noises, when reversed, say “Fight your way out and you’ll survive.” Weird little Easter egg, right? What’s weirder is that it cuts off in the middle of the word “survive.” But.. why?

    Super Wolf PupSuper Wolf Pup2 gün önce

    Sharp SharkSharp Shark2 gün önce
  • Cool but what about Witches why they're not with Evokers Vindicators or Pilligers ???

    KOKI 111KOKI 1112 gün önce
  • the achievement called those were the old days

    Davis Azarya LahopeDavis Azarya Lahope2 gün önce
  • When it said tiny and vicious I looked at my kitten while biting my hand 🤣🤣🤣

    Dyllon OliverDyllon Oliver3 gün önce
  • He here he’s there he’s everywhere! Who ya gonna call? Psycic friend fredbear!

    Mackadamia NutMackadamia Nut3 gün önce
  • I have a theory idea, the new nether update has warped blocks that sound like enderman screams when you place it down, confusing.

    Jayden BainbridgeJayden Bainbridge3 gün önce
Game Theory: The Stolen Souls of Minecraft