Game Theory: The Lost History of Minecraft's Wither

  • Published on Sep 19, 2019
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    Now that I have started to dive into the deep lore of Minecraft, I think I will be able to map out the ENTIRE in-world history of the game. We've talked about the corrupted music discs and the origin of the Enderme. Today I want to solve the mystery of what started EVERYTHING. What created Minecraft? Well there is this thing called the Wither...
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    Writers: Matthew Patrick
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  • TylerGaming101
    TylerGaming101 7 hours ago

    MatPat! MatPat! MATPAT!!! I remembered this one mod to the game called the "Spider King" mod, where u play as a spider king and get to coccon and eat npcs that look EXACTLY like the player's character!!! So I was thinking that the spider king was another thing that was pushing the ancient builders toward extinction, which meaning that the mod makes u go back in time to where the ancient builders where becoming extinct!! Think about it... (And put it in a vid) Here's a link to the description of the mod:

  • Tman_ Games_
    Tman_ Games_ 7 hours ago +1

    Creepers and other mobs can travel through the end portal but withers can’t unless you spawn them in the end

  • Ya boy Yeeter
    Ya boy Yeeter 7 hours ago

    Does 3:48 have something to do with lazarbeam?

  • Lucas Q.Rodrigues
    Lucas Q.Rodrigues 7 hours ago

    and the jungle fortresses? (
    sorry if i wrote something wrong, english is not my native language)

  • Nichole Saunders
    Nichole Saunders 7 hours ago

    So they can break obsidian?... There goes my plan...

  • Seth Playzz
    Seth Playzz 7 hours ago

    This all sounds highly true the next question that you need to answer is where is the wither or what did they do with it

  • Mason Grimsdale
    Mason Grimsdale 8 hours ago

    Why is this spooky?

  • Lily Goedeke
    Lily Goedeke 8 hours ago

    Hmm... im starting to see some similarities between minecraft/this theory, and, believe it or not, undertail.
    Think about it, you are both playing as a human stranded away from others in basically a whole nother world and cant get to the humans (or once humans in minecrafts case) until later in the game. Both games have monsters that you character can kill, and one of the main goals is to get to this other world with the humans.

  • gamergod8778
    gamergod8778 8 hours ago

    i am pretty sure the ender dragon was created by the enderman to protect them from the wither

  • George
    George 9 hours ago

    what about the villages and the villagers, why didnt the wither destroy/kill them. where did the wither go?

  • Poofy McPoofs
    Poofy McPoofs 9 hours ago

    But you need eyes of ended to open the portal and if they old builders are endermen lost in the end how would the present builders kill them for their eyes?

  • crite spranberry
    crite spranberry 9 hours ago

    Song name 4:56
    And theory idea
    How did the garudians amd elder gaurdians became to be and what could the be gaurding that the ones before had to bulid the structures

  • crazyjonney
    crazyjonney 9 hours ago

    theory: After the ancient race of builders left to the end the villagers began using magic, they could not kill the wither so instead they created a force field around themselves to stop the wither from attacking it, (the force field being the world border) in other words the OG version of the wither is still alive but outside of the world border.

  • Pyrogue
    Pyrogue 9 hours ago

    This is what happens to a society of necromaniacs.

  • Jonathan Jiang
    Jonathan Jiang 9 hours ago +1

    moral of the story :NEVER perform human transmutation.

  • lonely 1
    lonely 1 9 hours ago +1

    How about hero Brian he might have build it but until the master builders came and ruin it for him so he built the wither so he can watch life going without them he might now wuts going to happen to the future.

    • lonely 1
      lonely 1 9 hours ago

      Build the wither so he can chase them away

  • ben jamin
    ben jamin 9 hours ago

    Ok when he said that they turned into zombies and skeleton wich explain why there always underground there trying to get back to there original life think about it there down they're all day and some zombies can spawn with an axe and think of the children they always (for as much as I know) have a weapon they're trying to make them experienced in how to protect them self

  • Austin Cameron
    Austin Cameron 10 hours ago

    Sounds like the biblical book of Enoch and the story of the Nephilim.

  • upright sike
    upright sike 10 hours ago

    What if in disc 13 the creeper explosion was aculay the wither destroying things

  • Mickhai Woodside
    Mickhai Woodside 10 hours ago

    So where is the original wither skeleton

  • uni corn
    uni corn 10 hours ago

    im sure mojang dint think this much into this

  • OKAY
    OKAY 10 hours ago

    4:56 what's the name of the song with the piano that is playing in the background?????

  • Sammantha Barnes
    Sammantha Barnes 10 hours ago

    New theory ; who is the character you play then?

  • mr meme
    mr meme 11 hours ago

    TheXvidrs: *makes a theory*
    Minecraft: na m8 we just put the stuff in 4 fun

  • Damaris B
    Damaris B 11 hours ago

    Just telling you that was a little bit too dark

  • nicoforlife
    nicoforlife 11 hours ago

    Wait what about the woodland manchons?

  • Nobiles Novus homo
    Nobiles Novus homo 11 hours ago

    Wait if they created the wither while they were in the ender why did they flee to the ender rather than shut off access to the ender?

  • Craig Leffert
    Craig Leffert 11 hours ago

    How did the old society open the end portal and why is it turned off when we get ther? Just curious.

  • Ebony Gibbs
    Ebony Gibbs 11 hours ago

    If you remember mine raft story mode, the girl... I forgot her name was sick, those who got captured by the wither storm were sick sooo...

  • upright sike
    upright sike 11 hours ago

    What about the magic properties of lightning like turning a creeper into a charged and pigs into zombie pigmen ect. And would that make iron golems dead villagers brung back to life and what does herobrain related to all this

  • kid man 222225555577777908979

    I have a theory what if those builders when the people whent in the ended porarl what if the leader led them in but when he was about to go in the whither stoped him by destroying the portal and the ended eyes was burned so he was forced to fight fight or to run away so he or she had to go under grownd in the caves so he may of made
    the disks and the jurnals

  • William Le Vier
    William Le Vier 11 hours ago

    Theory: Villagers existed when the advanced ancient builders existed. The advance builders taught the villagers how to craft, build, and make iron golems to protect them. But hey, that’s just a theory!

  • Aaron Flores
    Aaron Flores 12 hours ago

    Alright MatPat, two things, one, how did they get to the end cities without killing the dragon. Isn't he the reason they became trapped there. And two, how do they get the eyes of ender?

  • Zoe Wolf
    Zoe Wolf 12 hours ago


    Have they ever heard of the respawn button?

  • Meow Meows Rights o-o
    Meow Meows Rights o-o 12 hours ago +1

    Here’s another theory
    So the nether it’s based on hell and the Adam and Eve a story God didn’t want him any more so they gave that person to do the Devil and I’m trying to say is the weather is kind of like the devil and and hero Brian died but the weather Kyle not like you’re crying isn’t that a coincidence that the weather lives in the nether and Hero Brian was that person that notch did not know what to do it I can’t correlates to the theory i’m talking about.

    This theory was kind of all over the place so that it makes sense that was kind of my fault I didn’t word it correctly. It’s your own opinion if you think this is wrong but I’m just trying to correlate something about this.😅😅😅😓

  • Flame Hydra
    Flame Hydra 12 hours ago

    What’s up with the wonder dragon...? Sorry ender dragon

  • Breakfast Burrito of Moths

    If they made the strongholds, why would they have put the silverfish down there to only fight them and still be enemies with them to this day? This miny theory doesn't quite add up.

  • skunk101 zk
    skunk101 zk 12 hours ago +1

    Do a theory on fossils

  • Valeria Rosario
    Valeria Rosario 12 hours ago


  • Julian Games and More
    Julian Games and More 13 hours ago

    I want to know why are villagers’ arms stuck together

  • So that's great
    So that's great 13 hours ago +2

    I was not expecting this to turn into a history lesson

  • Sten
    Sten 13 hours ago

    They didn't know about Equivalent Exchange smh

  • Xsmasher studios
    Xsmasher studios 13 hours ago

    What about the woodland mansions

  • Karl Kern
    Karl Kern 13 hours ago

    what about woodland mansions?

  • Emerald Raptor09
    Emerald Raptor09 13 hours ago

    This reminds me the diablo franchise a bit

  • red noob
    red noob 13 hours ago

    Watching this made me thought if anyone tried to spawn the wither in the end

  • Kyan Santos
    Kyan Santos 13 hours ago

    how did they got to the end without the ender pearls to make the eye of ender if they are the enderman?

  • Miane Peaches
    Miane Peaches 13 hours ago

    To be completely honest, I was skeptical about there being actual lore to this game and it wasn't just people trying to put together design choices that didn't really mean anything.

    ...Until he talked about the wither achievements.

  • God
    God 13 hours ago

    What if the ancient builders built something else with soul sand and skeletons, with magic this time. Steve what if all those ancient builders that died are in Steve and with magic he became immortal

  • Dar theStar
    Dar theStar 13 hours ago

    Man. MatPat really knows how to tell a story. I wouldn't be surprised if he ever gets put in charge of a MineCraft movie. He understands the lore very well, and he knows how to put different ideas together. Like this theory, and the others that he's done. Good Job MatPat!

  • Angelo Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez

    Alguien ponga subtitulos en español por favor

  • UwU Animations
    UwU Animations 13 hours ago +1

    Oof, the mini theory, I always thought this-

  • Kel Hal
    Kel Hal 14 hours ago +1

    If the villagers can't crafts and how did they make the villages

    • Kel Hal
      Kel Hal 13 hours ago


    • Kel Hal
      Kel Hal 14 hours ago +1

      Cuz the game theorists said that they can't crafts

  • Atupidboi
    Atupidboi 14 hours ago

    If all of this is true then who are you as the player?

  • Notlistening
    Notlistening 14 hours ago

    TheXvid seems to be unable to keep their opinion to themselves! I can’t believe they demonetized the episode about gun violence! It’s an outrage, they live in a democratic country they should have to abide by its rules just like everyone else. Go to Twitter and tweet directly to TheXvid #remonotizegametheory

  • Snazzy Dogs1
    Snazzy Dogs1 14 hours ago

    endermite might be silverfish because the first endermite had a silverfish base
    it was changed later on
    that my mini theory!

  • Trevor Eklof
    Trevor Eklof 14 hours ago

    Well were In the hecking frick did the wither go

  • ParaEwie
    ParaEwie 14 hours ago

    Can someone please tell me why I have a fascination with people who are normal.... Except the fact that The're left hand is skeletal, and with wires Serving as replacement blood vessels and nerves?

  • Josh Allen
    Josh Allen 14 hours ago

    I AM an ancient builder who has been living deep underground ina stronghold. how did you know

  • Anthony 19905
    Anthony 19905 14 hours ago

    wait what if they still live . hiding some were were no one nkows about?