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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  1. Dragoncatswag

    DragoncatswagHace 9 horas

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

  2. Krzysztof BĄKOWSKI

    Krzysztof BĄKOWSKIHace 12 horas

    The inside of the elder guardian looks like a command block

  3. RAY 0606 R

    RAY 0606 RHace 14 horas

    Can matpat solve the piggy true ending?

  4. Jesse Zawitkowski

    Jesse ZawitkowskiHace 15 horas

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

  5. Elvira Velasquez

    Elvira VelasquezHace 17 horas

    What if fishes control the guardians

  6. Sergej Press Start

    Sergej Press StartHace 18 horas

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

  7. Just a Wendigo With an iPhone

    Just a Wendigo With an iPhoneHace 18 horas

    I was so blasted while watching this

  8. Taco YEET

    Taco YEETHace un día


  9. Reagan Larson

    Reagan LarsonHace un día

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

  10. Jerry

    JerryHace un día

    Steve is muslim confirmed

  11. Tim the American panda

    Tim the American pandaHace un día

    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)

  12. x Pug

    x PugHace un día

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

  13. Tahira Parveen

    Tahira ParveenHace un día

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

  14. Some Guy

    Some GuyHace un día

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



    How do they retract their spikes?

  16. The Northern Player

    The Northern PlayerHace 2 días

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

  17. 123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p

    123UnicornRose /Abby:3:pHace 3 días

    People: ESgo rots your brain/video games make you dumber MatPat: hold my beer

  18. Dell Conagher

    Dell ConagherHace 3 días

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

  19. _ Ra Gacha _

    _ Ra Gacha _Hace 3 días

    <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"

  20. Tadpole Milk

    Tadpole MilkHace 3 días


  21. Cj Rojo

    Cj RojoHace 3 días

    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

  22. damprye gothica

    damprye gothicaHace 3 días

    You never got back to the sponges

  23. CuriousDoesAnimations

    CuriousDoesAnimationsHace 3 días

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

  24. William Nicholas

    William NicholasHace 3 días

    YAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSS bernie YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHSSSSSSS psst watch this for an explanation

  25. DarkiiP

    DarkiiPHace 4 días

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

  26. Bayan Yashar Irach

    Bayan Yashar IrachHace 4 días

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

  27. Zainab Khawaja

    Zainab KhawajaHace 4 días

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

  28. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Hace 4 días

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

  29. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Hace 4 días

    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.

  30. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Hace 4 días

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

  31. Natalya Angel

    Natalya AngelHace 5 días

    The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

  32. Jelijo 8015

    Jelijo 8015Hace 5 días

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

  33. Big fat Canadian

    Big fat CanadianHace 5 días

    I was watching this on May the 23

  34. Griphter

    GriphterHace 5 días

    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

  35. Xx Gacha_Fandoms xX

    Xx Gacha_Fandoms xXHace 5 días

    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>*

  36. Judy Pacaldo

    Judy PacaldoHace 5 días

    Lesson of the day: guardians are holy

  37. Jonny yt

    Jonny ytHace 5 días

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

  38. Giovanni Barajas

    Giovanni BarajasHace 5 días

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

  39. Liam Wallace

    Liam WallaceHace 5 días

    i watched this on may 23rd

  40. FABIOLO cz.

    FABIOLO cz.Hace 5 días

    23 Good 13 bad

  41. Wywy :P

    Wywy :PHace 6 días

    I want school to be like this lol 🤣🤣🤣

  42. AngeAle Bassist

    AngeAle BassistHace 6 días

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

  43. Devastator GX

    Devastator GXHace 6 días

    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

  44. ella loser

    ella loserHace 6 días

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

  45. Margot Lopez

    Margot LopezHace 6 días

    Theroy time: mincraft takes place in ancient mesopotamia

  46. Eric Brann

    Eric BrannHace 6 días

    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

  47. CandB ly

    CandB lyHace 6 días

    <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.

  48. Tracey Carmello

    Tracey CarmelloHace 6 días

    Huh never thought about that

  49. Mackuncky Extravaganza

    Mackuncky ExtravaganzaHace 6 días


  50. DontReadMyName

    DontReadMyNameHace 7 días

    <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.

  51. Noora Kraish

    Noora KraishHace 7 días

    I Muslim and it is Ramadan this month

  52. Hugh Limm

    Hugh LimmHace 8 días

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

  53. Suzy

    SuzyHace 8 días

    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.

  54. Prince K

    Prince KHace 8 días

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

  55. Bonnie da Bunneh

    Bonnie da BunnehHace 8 días

    The beginning escalates very quickly

  56. correct watermelon

    correct watermelonHace 8 días

    this is the best intro i've ever seen

  57. chaos LEGO

    chaos LEGOHace 8 días

    My birthday is 23 february 2010.

  58. Spiritgate 04

    Spiritgate 04Hace 9 días

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

  59. GhostLordRetro

    GhostLordRetroHace 9 días

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

  60. Karen Cook

    Karen CookHace 9 días

    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

  61. Meme Thing

    Meme ThingHace 9 días

    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*


    KAPTAN DURSUNHace 9 días


  63. Insane Gamer

    Insane GamerHace 10 días


  64. CongressGamingINC

    CongressGamingINCHace 10 días

    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

  65. Meme Thing

    Meme ThingHace 10 días

    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.

  66. Bob Bob

    Bob BobHace 10 días

    What about 21

  67. beccabenw

    beccabenwHace 10 días

    if you drop a cow

  68. Deleoune Cortez

    Deleoune CortezHace 10 días


  69. Maggie Gozum

    Maggie GozumHace 11 días

    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

  70. Ark Rivals

    Ark RivalsHace 11 días

    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

  71. Green Letuce

    Green LetuceHace 11 días

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

  72. Luke Schwan

    Luke SchwanHace 11 días

    If the monument wasn't originally underwater, Then why are guardians built to swim?

  73. Noval Giovanny

    Noval GiovannyHace 11 días

    Yes. Ocean monument islamic im too Like if you Are a muslim hehe

  74. ruhen shamraaj

    ruhen shamraajHace 11 días

    MatPat: 23 has a magical or mystical significance Me: i was born on the 23rd of January.

  75. Ello World

    Ello WorldHace 11 días

    Plot twist the god in minecraft turns out to be notch himself

  76. Theodore Villamin

    Theodore VillaminHace 12 días

    I just killed 3 elder guardians...

  77. richelle bolambot

    richelle bolambotHace 12 días

    Nico Nico nii.....

  78. Capri RamFam

    Capri RamFamHace 12 días

    MatPat: in MineCraft, there is so much more than what meets the eye- ^continues to talk about ancient builders and cults^ notch and jeb: 👁 👄 👁

  79. Snow leopard

    Snow leopardHace 12 días

    🕋 your very kind even im islamic🇵🇰

  80. JBTBPP 67

    JBTBPP 67Hace 12 días

    Dolphins can suffocate on the ground