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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  • av8rblues

    don't be dissing 23

  • Katie DeFio
    Katie DeFio

    I was born on the 23rd

  • jnurse24

    When he talked about how no one cares about the Mesopotamia unit in history, I felt that. It was so boring

  • Πόπη Πάλλη
    Πόπη Πάλλη

    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)


    Good one

  • Dr. Glitchgo
    Dr. Glitchgo

    Well, you are able and allowed to hit women in Minecraft, in PVE even encouraged. So, maybe Minecraft does have Islamic influence...

  • SacroSanctz

    6:14 “if you drop a cow, it drops you cow flesh.”

  • Bubblu Pati
    Bubblu Pati

    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!

  • panther crew
    panther crew

    And how do you know this i read the Quran 23 pages a day

  • panther crew
    panther crew

    I read the Quran

  • Sebastien Boehme
    Sebastien Boehme

    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.

  • CoolBoy X1950
    CoolBoy X1950

    6:15 “If you drop a cow, it drops you like cow flesh” XD

  • Super Sonic123
    Super Sonic123

    What’s up with scary rock robot thingies called guardians having laser eyes? I mean Minecraft, And botw. Spooky.

  • Ryan The Epic Guy
    Ryan The Epic Guy

    the guardian's eye (not the pupil) also looks like a sea lantern eternally staring at you

  • Rebecca Milton
    Rebecca Milton

    The inside of the Guardians look like a command block

  • Mixart Johnson
    Mixart Johnson

    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 Johnson
      Mixart Johnson

      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.

  • P J Michael
    P J Michael


  • lps fıstık tv july
    lps fıstık tv july

    It was really cool hearing matpat talk about islam and connect it to my favourite game as lm muslim

  • FortMooseHead Broadcasts
    FortMooseHead Broadcasts

    Does anyone remember the Mesopotamia song? The one with the band?

  • Bing Bong
    Bing Bong

    12.3m subs I see a pattern

  • Seedonator

    I mean 23 doesnt actually matter that much in islam but still a good theory

  • yeet yot
    yeet yot

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

  • Lacey Anderson
    Lacey Anderson

    Water does not cover 71% of earth its 75% of water covers the planet

  • •senpai wolfie•
    •senpai wolfie•

    Can you make lgbtq shirts so I can buy one

  • Kenden Starke
    Kenden Starke

    Can you theorize granny/slenderina

  • Lucas Barletta
    Lucas Barletta

    Am I the only one that looked at the time and it said 1:23???

  • EggCr0issant

    Also, the elder guardian give you mining fatigue, so maybe they’re even more protecting the gold or something?

  • Camron Ferguson
    Camron Ferguson

    What about dolphin's

  • Poopinator666 Obviously
    Poopinator666 Obviously

    You sounded like frenchie straight out of sponge bob in the beginning

  • Diamond Kind
    Diamond Kind

    7:10 give me the plant

  • abcdefghijk123456100

    Okay but 2 minutes before the actual video starts is too long

  • Knight Igirs
    Knight Igirs

    So Iraq is a home of an ancient civilization...... love the fact that Iran and the US are fighting there......

  • Zeffen Thurow
    Zeffen Thurow

    I was born on the 23rd

  • Zeffen Thurow
    Zeffen Thurow

    Love the Spongebob style intro.

  • Demil

    6:14 ”If you drop a cow it gives you cow flesh.”

  • Smatlom Gaming
    Smatlom Gaming


  • Smatlom Gaming
    Smatlom Gaming

    Shooting Lazarbeam

  • Smatlom Gaming
    Smatlom Gaming

    If you drop a cow

  • Smatlom Gaming
    Smatlom Gaming

    No one: Squids Literally: No One:Dolphins MatPat: DEADLY DROWNS

  • Mind Of The Lion
    Mind Of The Lion

    8:15 Guardians can also see ghosts, evidenced by the fact that they will stare at the player even while they're in spectator mode.

  • Tyler K
    Tyler K

    Haha I watched this and I’m only TWELVE haha haha

  • roman silverwolf
    roman silverwolf

    weebles wobble, but they don't fall down.

  • Lord Tachanka
    Lord Tachanka

    “The ocean monument is religious” Didn’t notch say he was a atheist?

  • Axolotle

    23 has always been my lucky number because it was the number i was always given in elementary school

  • Gamma Ray
    Gamma Ray

    MatPat: Cuz today, we're diving in DEEP. Me: bUt i'M sHoRt ;-;

  • Robert Paul
    Robert Paul

    How much aderall is he on

  • Alexa19888

    as a Musli I can correct you....we think it was told to our prophet Muhammad on one of the last ten nights of Ramadan

  • Christopher Zhang
    Christopher Zhang

    Guardians start suffocating after 15 minutes on land.

  • Cathy Taylor
    Cathy Taylor

    You're selling Switch cases... no wonder COPPA is after you. (This was a joke by me and those Switch cases look awesome!)

  • I LightenStar I
    I LightenStar I

    Minecraft is way deeper than we thought.

  • Jeffyplayz19

    What really is the ghast or blaze

  • Vladimir Ivanov
    Vladimir Ivanov

    3:46 what got my theory sense tingling...

  • Crescent Dancer 812
    Crescent Dancer 812

    Yes to those big words, YES

  • Lai Bun Lam
    Lai Bun Lam

    Fish: People: Guardians: IMMA FIREIN' MY LAZER

  • carter bledose
    carter bledose

    If your in America the color would be green

  • Carlyn Bridgens
    Carlyn Bridgens

    Mat: *talks about 23 Me: *checks battery Battery: 23% Me: o.0

  • DarkWarchieff

    Islam you say? well, that explains why guardians love to murder so much. For real, how about a cemetery? Ziggurats were used for that as well and those sponges could be used for mumification as they draw moisture. How the thing landed up on the bottom of the sea? heck if I know.

  • JustAGuy

    Guardian: has security guard outfit Confirmed guardians are purple guy

  • Redstone Tech
    Redstone Tech

    Nobody: Me at 13:41: SKETCHUP!!!


    I thought i was just taking some gold, guess i was defiling a church