Game Theory: The Murky History of Minecraft's Underwater Gods

  • Published on Dec 2, 2019
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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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  • BobGun Joe
    BobGun Joe Hour ago

    Mat, some thing also to note is the fact that good is the most “enchantable” material in Minecraft. Magic

  • Raed Khanani
    Raed Khanani 2 hours ago

    I always find it interesting when someone is not a Muslim to repeat everything I know about Islam. You are on point MatPat

    ROBERTO BERMÚDEZ 3 hours ago

    Ocean Man...

  • tudi boi
    tudi boi 4 hours ago

    1:14 in Romania it is named "hopa,mitica!"

  • Hadiya Waheed
    Hadiya Waheed 5 hours ago

    13:18 I live in Pakistan....OF COURSE! I KNOW WHAT THAT IS!! we can find it! Everywhere in my city broo

  • Raed Khanani
    Raed Khanani 5 hours ago

    7:58 looks like a command block

  • Alice The Magical Elf
    Alice The Magical Elf 5 hours ago


  • Freddie JAG
    Freddie JAG 6 hours ago

    Err, Matt. Could we talk about those fossil structures? Nobody has ever discussed the mysteries, the possibilities and the theories about what these ancient animals are, where did they come from, and how did these prehistoric beasts became extinct?

  • Araf Ezaz
    Araf Ezaz 7 hours ago

    Me: gets paranoid from mat's theory when younger
    Mat: Says 13+
    Me who just turned 13, this is gonna end well

  • Rae Kim
    Rae Kim 9 hours ago

    ocean monuments are sometimes called sea temples by other players

  • The Heartless Hero 2077

    *Mat Pat* = When it comes to religion, 23 is a big deal.
    *666* = Am I a joke to you?

  • gamer777
    gamer777 9 hours ago

    wait so a zombie can turn a villager into a zombie villager and i think both when they die under water they both can become water zombies so does that mean until they water zombie villagers become a thing that some one point in time water zombies were villagers

  • Maharani Ratna
    Maharani Ratna 10 hours ago

    This video describes my religion. Thanks!!

  • Sage Salamander
    Sage Salamander 11 hours ago

    it's weird that matpat is more familiar with Islam than me, a muslim, although I am only twelve...

  • Buildbustr789
    Buildbustr789 12 hours ago

    I can’t buy the winter merchandise because I live in Australia and here it is summer when it’s winter for you and vise versa.

  • Batfan1939
    Batfan1939 12 hours ago

    Ironically, most of the big words could totally show up in the middle of an episode, and nobody would bat an eye.

  • Craftynono
    Craftynono 14 hours ago

    There are TOO MANY similarities between the Minecraft guardians and the BOTW guardians.

  • Lisa Rose
    Lisa Rose 15 hours ago +1

    So uh... the time was 10:23pm when i paused the video....

    I'll just leave that there...

  • Ben 11178
    Ben 11178 15 hours ago

    Huh...23 is special? born on march 23rd..huh

  • Roonie
    Roonie 16 hours ago

    I love the underwater depths I always wanna find the ocean monuments and see dolphins and turtles

  • Tristan Day
    Tristan Day 16 hours ago

    6:13 "If you drop a cow, it drops you like cow flesh" boutta get dropped by that cow

  • WorldWalker128
    WorldWalker128 16 hours ago

    So minecraft is encouraging me to loot the most sacred artifact of the Muslim religion.
    Nope, someone else crazier than me can try that.

  • Marshall West
    Marshall West 16 hours ago

    The guardians are Muslims. Book it

  • anis bowl
    anis bowl 16 hours ago

    Ahh matpat my middleschool social studies teacher at 6th hour

  • BlueShadows
    BlueShadows 17 hours ago

    The accent

  • Hyuna'sHoe
    Hyuna'sHoe 17 hours ago

    Beef? Never heard of it. Cow flesh is where it’s at

  • Omega Gamer
    Omega Gamer 17 hours ago

    Hey matpat the video is great but in Islam we Muslims have to to to the makka if we could it's not like praying but never the less the video is great

  • Pvzx
    Pvzx 17 hours ago

    Matpat you forgot one of the most important numbers it’s the answer to life the universe and everything! 42 that’s what you forgot

  • C A C T U S.
    C A C T U S. 17 hours ago

    So basically it’s Oceanainian. The Minecraft religion.

  • Rhinodog75
    Rhinodog75 17 hours ago

    It’s funny cuz I know all about the ancient civilizations you mentioned. (We’re currently learning about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in fact we just tested on it today. We already did Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Mesopotamia.) 😋

  • Luna Opal Vlogs and more

    Does mat pat just own those 2 people who are always in his videos *i mean the picture of the guy and girl*?

  • •ᴗ• {liam} •ᴗ•

    yoooooooo can we do husks next???

  • Little Finger
    Little Finger 19 hours ago

    In real life Lung Fish can live on land and can still breath without suffocating and amphibians are an actual thing IRL. But I agree Matt someone had to create the Mineshafts and Strongholds and so Steve could be like the Fallout character, hes just waking up from a Coma while the rest of society has fallen and nature has reclaimed the planet.
    Matt on a side note I think your 100% right about the religious factor. After watching your video I realized if the temples are under water... could that mean the Great Flood happened? Like the biblical flood that all three dominate modern religions have in their holy books? Perhaps ancient Steve's angered the gods and so they flooded the planet? Or Perhaps the gods started over and created a new Adam, male OC and Eve Female OC.

  • Chug Mom
    Chug Mom 19 hours ago

    My class is learning this in geography right now, no memory refresher needed

  • Elias Naef
    Elias Naef 19 hours ago

    i am muslim. my religion is islam!

  • Weebus Opus
    Weebus Opus 20 hours ago

    I just cared about Greek history cuz... Percy jackson

  • Margaret Loi
    Margaret Loi 20 hours ago

    i feel like a theory talking about the wake up steve theory would be really interesting to watch

  • Braydon B
    Braydon B 20 hours ago

    Or the 23 pillars are just how it is built because of the dimensions of it?
    It's like saying that the desert temples are all the same size or that the original villager huts are all the same dimensions

  • Arcticwolf UwU
    Arcticwolf UwU 21 hour ago +1

    " The only mobs that can life indefinantly on land "
    *COUGH* turtles *COUGH*

  • c0rrupted_memes
    c0rrupted_memes 21 hour ago

    Bro I’m actually a Muslim and all of that was right

  • Rayan Khan
    Rayan Khan 23 hours ago

    Matpat I am a Islamic Muslim and every single thing you said about Islam is true

  • Wait a Seungminute

    6:14 - is no one gonna talk about dropping the cow?? 😂

  • Amber Miller
    Amber Miller Day ago +1

    Sorry 23? I was born on the 23 of the 12th month 2003. 23122003, two 3s, three 2s, two 0s and one 1. Dont tell me its not a coincidence

  • Callum Dark Mage

    Imagine taking the worldbuilding of Minecraft and put it in a game with consistency, it'd be great

  • Ninhisoka X
    Ninhisoka X Day ago +1

    Can you please not talk about Islam and Muslim people? cuz u may say something that ur not supposed to say(I'm not mad or anything I just wanted to make sure)

  • Eileen Kim
    Eileen Kim Day ago


  • Wrong Think
    Wrong Think Day ago

    but the creepers are muslim, not the fish!

    DAVEY Day ago

    10:11 meme located

  • Hiroko Kueh
    Hiroko Kueh Day ago

    so ... the drowned are Muslin, villagers are Jews.
    *1.16 updates, ocean monument villages*

  • Dark Warrior
    Dark Warrior Day ago

    Ok I know you already uploaded the second video and I should probably watch that before committing more but I was thinking of this last night so I'm going to say it before I forget (question, do you even read these comments?)
    Let's say endermann were humans, they get hurt when they touch water (flowing and rain) and if your saying is true that they build the monuments to escape the water then maybe that is why they have an entire room for sponges
    That would also explain why strongholds are underground
    But there are other things that bother me like the fact that monuments aren't flooded they are literally under the ocean and they are guarded by mechanical FISH, it's like THEY aren't afraid of water

    There is also the fact that most locations have monster spawners, the temples have trapes and monuments have guardians, so if there were human they weren't really getting along
    My theory is that skeletons(all types), zombies(all types) and enderman were all human but their inhumanity drove them to become monsters (the same as when a villager gets struck by lightning it turns into a witch, but the human did it on purpose), the enderman could have gone to the end for protection but got a reckless protector and use the fruit to gain the ability to teleport (trough potions, curses, ect), zombies might have have changed to gain the ability to not have to eat or something, drownds so they can breath under water, skeletons probably the same reason as zombies, wither skeletons could use the heat of the nether to give them fire resistance

  • egg one:1
    egg one:1 Day ago +1


  • Endboi
    Endboi Day ago

    Wait... In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy they said that the meaning of life is 42.
    That's 24 backwards. They were one backwards number off.

  • poor billgates
    poor billgates Day ago

    And it has gold and marbles in it is because anicent arbic people were scamer and kept there money there

  • Princèss Áishá

    Before Islam was small/not popular etc. Kaaba was used for statues,Those statues were people who give offerings as they say they are gods,But after some time the statues got broken,and people got the right :D

  • Xyklos
    Xyklos Day ago

    ah, yes my religion, Islam, is mentioned

  • poor billgates
    poor billgates Day ago

    And u dont have to go to the kaaba if u cant

  • poor billgates
    poor billgates Day ago

    And also it is noet the most important place

  • poor billgates
    poor billgates Day ago

    The keba is not a connection between heaven and the worshipers idot is just meant for u to worship

  • Tintin And Snowy

    Or the guardians coud also be a spin on a beholder from stuff like dnd

  • Dragon Fat Deposits

    Might get beheaded for this.