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
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman




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

    DragoncatswagDragoncatswag2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The inside of the elder guardian looks like a command block

    Krzysztof BĄKOWSKIKrzysztof BĄKOWSKI5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Can matpat solve the piggy true ending?

    RAY 0606 RRAY 0606 R7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The guardian from mob beastiary “skeleton” looks like a command block

    Jesse ZawitkowskiJesse Zawitkowski8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • What if fishes control the guardians

    Elvira VelasquezElvira Velasquez10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Mat: nobody makes a song about water Meh: welp, time to make one to prove mat wrong

    Sergej Press StartSergej Press Start11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I was so blasted while watching this

    Just a Wendigo With an iPhoneJust a Wendigo With an iPhone11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Taco YEETTaco YEET17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I just bet you have a lore of your own. I’m onto you, “matpat.”

    Reagan LarsonReagan Larson20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Steve is muslim confirmed

  • 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)

    Tim the American pandaTim the American pandaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="13">0:13</a>

    x Pugx Pugวันที่ผ่านมา
  • my man has more Islamic knowledge than me and I'm a muslim.

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

    Some GuySome Guyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • How do they retract their spikes?

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

    The Northern PlayerThe Northern Player2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • People: THproject rots your brain/video games make you dumber MatPat: hold my beer

    123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Minecraft has some wild lore, I’m discovering something new about it every day.

    Dell ConagherDell Conagher3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • <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"

    _ Ra Gacha __ Ra Gacha _3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Tadpole MilkTadpole Milk3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Cj RojoCj Rojo3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You never got back to the sponges

    damprye gothicadamprye gothica3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> *if you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh*

    CuriousDoesAnimationsCuriousDoesAnimations3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • YAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSS bernie YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHSSSSSSS psst watch this for an explanation

    William NicholasWilliam Nicholas3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="466">7:46</a> Could that be a command block?

    DarkiiPDarkiiP4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I hate that i cant plat minecraft just because i cost money

    Bayan Yashar IrachBayan Yashar Irach4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do more theory’s on the end!!!! I know it’s not TOTALLY necessary but soooo interesting

    Zainab KhawajaZainab Khawaja4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You are wrong the pyramids aren’t completely smooth they have stair stones that aren’t smooth.

    Shadow Bonnie 231Shadow Bonnie 2314 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Shadow Bonnie 231Shadow Bonnie 2314 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I wonder why there’s no block that looks like the skin of the elder guardian like there is for the duardians.

    Shadow Bonnie 231Shadow Bonnie 2314 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

    Natalya AngelNatalya Angel4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Are they just zombies in water? Yes.its a drowned zombie.keep a zombie in water and itll transform

    Jelijo 8015Jelijo 80154 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was watching this on May the 23

    Big fat CanadianBig fat Canadian4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    GriphterGriphter4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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>*

    Xx Gacha_Fandoms xXXx Gacha_Fandoms xX5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lesson of the day: guardians are holy

    Judy PacaldoJudy Pacaldo5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • In my opinion if the guardians are machines-like creatures maybe the golden box is the computer core that controlls them

    Jonny ytJonny yt5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wow it's uh... May 23rd today... interesting..

    Giovanni BarajasGiovanni Barajas5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i watched this on may 23rd

    Liam WallaceLiam Wallace5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 23 Good 13 bad

    FABIOLO cz.FABIOLO cz.5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I want school to be like this lol 🤣🤣🤣

    Wywy :PWywy :P5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can we talk about how the cunduit has a pulsing sound and whenever the drowned are nearby they get killed?

    AngeAle BassistAngeAle Bassist6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Devastator GXDevastator GX6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • while he was talking about the number 23,,, it was <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="155">2:35</a>

    ella loserella loser6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Theroy time: mincraft takes place in ancient mesopotamia

    Margot LopezMargot Lopez6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Eric BrannEric Brann6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • <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.

    CandB lyCandB ly6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Huh never thought about that

    Tracey CarmelloTracey Carmello6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Mackuncky ExtravaganzaMackuncky Extravaganza6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • <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.

    DontReadMyNameDontReadMyName7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I Muslim and it is Ramadan this month

    Noora KraishNoora Kraish7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> ''if you drop a cow'' WHAT!!!!!

    Hugh LimmHugh Limm7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    SuzySuzy7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please press this ---------><a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="780">13:00</a>

    Prince KPrince K8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The beginning escalates very quickly

    Bonnie da BunnehBonnie da Bunneh8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this is the best intro i've ever seen

    correct watermeloncorrect watermelon8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My birthday is 23 february 2010.

    chaos LEGOchaos LEGO8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Quick fact check: the day the Quran was revealed is kept a mystery and is known as Laylat al qadr.

    Spiritgate 04Spiritgate 048 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the intro is hilarious! Especially <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="14">0:14</a>!

    GhostLordRetroGhostLordRetro8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Karen CookKaren Cook9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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*

    Meme ThingMeme Thing9 วันที่ผ่านมา

  • Lazarbeam

    Insane GamerInsane Gamer9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    CongressGamingINCCongressGamingINC9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Meme ThingMeme Thing9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What about 21

    Bob BobBob Bob10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • if you drop a cow

    beccabenwbeccabenw10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Deleoune CortezDeleoune Cortez10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Maggie GozumMaggie Gozum10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Ark RivalsArk Rivals11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow, matpat explained Islam better than my religion teacher :)

    Green LetuceGreen Letuce11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If the monument wasn't originally underwater, Then why are guardians built to swim?

    Luke SchwanLuke Schwan11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yes. Ocean monument islamic im too Like if you Are a muslim hehe

    Noval GiovannyNoval Giovanny11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • MatPat: 23 has a magical or mystical significance Me: i was born on the 23rd of January.

    ruhen shamraajruhen shamraaj11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Plot twist the god in minecraft turns out to be notch himself

    Ello WorldEllo World11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just killed 3 elder guardians...

    Theodore VillaminTheodore Villamin11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nico Nico nii.....

    richelle bolambotrichelle bolambot11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • MatPat: in MineCraft, there is so much more than what meets the eye- ^continues to talk about ancient builders and cults^ notch and jeb: 👁 👄 👁

    Capri RamFamCapri RamFam11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 🕋 your very kind even im islamic🇵🇰

    Snow leopardSnow leopard12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dolphins can suffocate on the ground

    JBTBPP 67JBTBPP 6712 วันที่ผ่านมา