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. Zidz

    ZidzЦагийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="613">10:13</a> *obamium*

  2. Kierman21sun Vlogs

    Kierman21sun Vlogs2 цагийн өмнө

    Mat: Hey are giant creatures with spikes and eye Lazers Also mat: nothing super weird off the bat

  3. [VNSAA] Remenent_of_Night

    [VNSAA] Remenent_of_Night3 цагийн өмнө

    obama pyramid

  4. Wendy •Blues•

    Wendy •Blues•4 цагийн өмнө

    I wanna do a game theory. Maybe that the building is underwater because it flooded, like you said. Also in the beginning matpat said that the so called ‘Guardians’ CAN survive being on land. So maybe they were originally on land.

  5. CheeseBurger Gaming

    CheeseBurger Gaming4 цагийн өмнө

    ummmm i really know the number 23 is important cuz my birthday is on march 23

  6. Davis Winnick

    Davis Winnick8 цагийн өмнө

    anyone else notice how close the guardians are to the guardians from the legend of zelda series?

  7. Vitchie Villavicencio

    Vitchie Villavicencio10 цагийн өмнө

    i think guardians are ALIENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. sup im me

    sup im me10 цагийн өмнө

    You drop a cow he drops meat

  9. Taylor Fox

    Taylor Fox12 цагийн өмнө

    I always assumed this because in dutch they are sometimes called ocean temples

  10. HaganPlayz

    HaganPlayz12 цагийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="146">2:26</a>

  11. FaridGC YT

    FaridGC YT13 цагийн өмнө

    I'm Muslim and thanks for adding Muslims 😁 The building is made like Babylon god didn't like it and Kaaba is important because it's more then important the hole has the ancient rock of all it tells the truth and we don't even know how god looks like even Muhammad and Nuh Adam Ibrahim and everything it's different but it's great if you read all of them

  12. Christina Keltner

    Christina Keltner13 цагийн өмнө

    Dont think I'm dumb I'm 10 and I know what all of those words mean

  13. Taha Yousaf

    Taha Yousaf16 цагийн өмнө

    23 is important to me as its my date of birth.

  14. Nyan Ahmad

    Nyan Ahmad17 цагийн өмнө

    Its funny I live there

  15. Shelby Sulaica

    Shelby Sulaica17 цагийн өмнө

    Best video entrance evaaaaa lol youre awesome

  16. Danny Devito our lord

    Danny Devito our lord19 цагийн өмнө

    I'm late but, what if the guardians, which we've calified are not exactly natural, are powered by gold. In real life gold is the best electricity conductor, but it's hard to get gold. Minecraft already shows that gold works with redstone with powered rails and stuff of that nature. With so much gold if it's carrying electricity, it makes sense to cover it up to the water. If gold powers these guardians I wouldn't doubt that many previous civilizations would this it had some sort of magical properties that they would base a religion around. We never really see fully inside a guardian so there could very well be gold inside.

  17. jakob gibbs

    jakob gibbs21 цагийн өмнө

    At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="897">14:57</a> i know exactly where he got that immage of the overgrown simi ruined city, it is one of the title screen images from the twitch minecraft modpack overgrown which is actual procedural generation from that modpack, with a shader but other than that the same modpack, that is the whole map even infinite worlds it actually is one of the best modpacks on twitch

  18. ツDekiru

    ツDekiru21 цагийн өмнө

    I just learned new things about Islam And I am Muslim-

  19. Glenda Skene

    Glenda Skene22 цагийн өмнө


  20. Xboxpro507

    Xboxpro507Өдрийн өмнө

    Best intro I’ve ever seen

  21. CanisOrtiz

    CanisOrtizӨдрийн өмнө

    .... Guardians in Minecraft: -has a lazar -Lazar needs time to charge up -Have a singular eye Guardians in BOTW: -have a single eye -Lazar needs time to charge up -Shoots a lazar. *hMMMMMMM* Edit: they’re both machines too made by ancient people/s (the Sheikah can be considered ancient right?)

  22. l:BETA:l

    l:BETA:lӨдрийн өмнө

    I appreciate that MatPat didn't skill (or show) him suffocating a dolphin or a turtle. +1 respekt.

  23. Clyde The Wonder Dog

    Clyde The Wonder DogӨдрийн өмнө

    Although, remember that Mesopotamia as we know it existed thousands of years before islam

  24. Your Average Weirdo Del Literally

    Your Average Weirdo Del LiterallyӨдрийн өмнө

    Does that mean Our Minecraft worlds are in Iraq or Syria?

  25. Rożny_ PL

    Rożny_ PLӨдрийн өмнө

    I think guardians dont have spikes but crystals what givs him power of laser

  26. Cielian King of the Forest

    Cielian King of the ForestӨдрийн өмнө

    Steve and Herobrine.

  27. NavyGaming

    NavyGamingӨдрийн өмнө

    I didnt know minecraft were so religious.. especially the monument.... im.. actually speechless

  28. MineAntoine

    MineAntoineӨдрийн өмнө

    MatPat: "The Guardians aren't made of flesh but rather of prismarine" Me: But what if they are made of flesh, and prismarine is the flesh of dead guardians? And also, that means if you decorate your house with prismarie blocks you are actually decorating your house with dead guard- Ok, the decorating your house with dead guardians didn't have to be said, and I'm bad at making theories.

  29. •Ava Møøn•

    •Ava Møøn•Өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> if you drop a cow it drops you like cow flesh. 😂😭 Am i the only one that noticed this. 😭😂

  30. Ryder

    RyderӨдрийн өмнө

    It cant be thermal cuz ur underwater wouldn't that make u cold?

  31. Pro pakgamer

    Pro pakgamerӨдрийн өмнө


  32. Zack Immortal

    Zack ImmortalӨдрийн өмнө

    Checkmate atheist

  33. Bitter_Lemon Art

    Bitter_Lemon ArtӨдрийн өмнө

    I am so happy MatPat thoroughly explained my religion right. Like I was listening to everything CAREFULLY to see if he says it all right 😂

  34. Adrian Connor

    Adrian ConnorӨдрийн өмнө

    I didn't expect my religion to show up

  35. Shadow soulless

    Shadow soullessӨдрийн өмнө

    Husk= dry zombie Zombie= reasonably moist zombie Drown= very wet zombie

  36. Alexis the True Gamer 007 Lel

    Alexis the True Gamer 007 LelӨдрийн өмнө

    This intro is kinda funny

  37. Reife - Z

    Reife - ZӨдрийн өмнө


  38. VictimZ00

    VictimZ00Өдрийн өмнө

    Well if the guardians skin are made of rock then why are slapping sounds made when they are on land

  39. DBK

    DBKӨдрийн өмнө

    Praise the Almighty Sponge-Bob.

  40. gestofarmer

    gestofarmerӨдрийн өмнө

    At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="372">6:12</a> If you drop a cow

  41. No Stop it

    No Stop itӨдрийн өмнө

    Solid theory, but I don’t think notch would have allowed that. You know, given the whole twitter thing

  42. Its Under9000

    Its Under9000Өдрийн өмнө

    Furthermore supporting the idea of the ocean monument being of religious significance is the fact they're called ELDER guardians. Elder being the word used to describe a person of authority in a Christian Church. I'm aware Islam and Christianity aren't the same but they have a TON of similarities. There being only a few elders but a ton of normal guardians indicates this monuments power structure is similar to that of a church. :) But that's just a thought

  43. Guillermina Hernandez

    Guillermina HernandezӨдрийн өмнө

    Theory: The guardians attack the player (Steve / Alex) probably they’re Memory got “reset...”

  44. Mohmed Alaa

    Mohmed Alaa2 өдрийн өмнө

    FYI the Quran first verse is "read_read by the name of God " just for knowledge and stuff like that idk if that we'll help in the theory But the whole 23 doesn't make sense to me cause the day that Quran was told to Mohamed it's just unknown all we know it was at the last 10 days of ramdan just wanted to correct this information I am Muslim btw

  45. Mantha Mae

    Mantha Mae2 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="45">0:45</a> de·fen·es·tra·tion /dēˌfenəˈstrāSHən/ noun - action of throwing someone out of a window. "death by defenestration has a venerable history"

  46. r6 god

    r6 god2 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm a Christian

  47. Stargazer 199

    Stargazer 1992 өдрийн өмнө

    Y’know, I always thought guardians looked like prismarine because of camouflage, and they dropped it because they’re dumb and accidentally eat it along with their food. I guess I was wrong, because MatPat’s theory makes much more sense

  48. Crispy Nugget

    Crispy Nugget2 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="420">7:00</a> once I got mining fatigue when I was I a boat. I don't know whether that's important or not.

  49. EmirGamesLD

    EmirGamesLD2 өдрийн өмнө

    Me, a muslim:Yeah, I already knew half of this contex

  50. shaheda mili

    shaheda mili2 өдрийн өмнө

    why do i feel so proud right now...

  51. Korey HasApples

    Korey HasApples2 өдрийн өмнө

    tbh the inside of a guardian looks like a command block



    ;O my birthday is 23rd of december ans im also islam . cooooool sksksksksksksk

  53. Jayvyn Tun

    Jayvyn Tun2 өдрийн өмнө

    Zombies can't drown

  54. Finlay Antonys

    Finlay Antonys2 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="389">6:29</a> if you drop a cow

  55. Not Lucas

    Not Lucas2 өдрийн өмнө

    So is no one going to talk about Obama prism?

  56. gamer guy

    gamer guy2 өдрийн өмнө

    Husked are desert zombies.


    LLIB REHPIC2 өдрийн өмнө

    I think they are tombs for major villager figures but then a flood washed it all down Some times I do comments at random points and see if my question is answered later


    LLIB REHPIC2 өдрийн өмнө

    No 16 minutes

  59. triadic vendetta

    triadic vendetta2 өдрийн өмнө

    Im an islam and you are right on the quran

  60. Taeyra Lysimth

    Taeyra Lysimth2 өдрийн өмнө

    As a Muslim i was shocked to see the facts in minecraft😂about the number 23😂

  61. SecretPerson 59

    SecretPerson 592 өдрийн өмнө

    "If you drop a cow, it drops you like cow flesh"

  62. Neo Nator

    Neo Nator2 өдрийн өмнө

    After watching this, I realized that the Elder guardians are like old technology, in the guardians are like new technology… Smaller and faster than its predecessor…

  63. thurman Weaver

    thurman Weaver2 өдрийн өмнө

    Matpat-guardians are like machines Me- FIVE NIGHTS AT the underwater ocean monument

  64. mido xd

    mido xd3 өдрийн өмнө

    Mat: the number 23 appears alot in our lives My phone battery :23% Me:😱

  65. Lydia Hurst

    Lydia Hurst3 өдрийн өмнө

    MUAHAHAHAHA!!!! I'm such a rebel! I'm watching this and I'm 12!!!

  66. Jack McNicholl

    Jack McNicholl3 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="372">6:12</a> that's a typo matpat now fix it

  67. Straw H Luffy

    Straw H Luffy3 өдрийн өмнө

    On <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="373">6:13</a> he said if u drop a cow it drops u cow flesh

  68. Lyss

    Lyss3 өдрийн өмнө

    I was born at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="623">10:23</a> am

  69. mr fazmeme

    mr fazmeme3 өдрийн өмнө

    Im cursed with 23... But now that this vid shows 23 a lot. I dont feel like im cursed

  70. Dark panda

    Dark panda3 өдрийн өмнө

    Well there is 22 videos on the Minecraft playlist theory soooooo Another video to complete your theory. Please?

  71. Eser

    Eser3 өдрийн өмнө

    The Elder Guardian also gives you Mining Fatigue so you don't destroy the monument.

  72. Caroline Payne

    Caroline Payne3 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="51">0:51</a> haha cop purge how appropriate for the end of may 2020


    HELLO IM EXOTIC3 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="147">2:27</a> Me: *WHISTLES*

  74. Mr. Mango

    Mr. Mango4 өдрийн өмнө

    Wtf it’s <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="143">2:23</a>

  75. LeftHandClutch

    LeftHandClutch4 өдрийн өмнө

    I have mobs at my door every night that call themselves the "IRS"

  76. zaim jofri

    zaim jofri4 өдрийн өмнө

    I just like how this guy is pronounce Kaaba wrongly XD

  77. iiUnknown Past

    iiUnknown Past4 өдрийн өмнө

    I know I’m *very* late to this, but I thought I’d note this little tidbit for anyone in the future. In the treasure room, there are the eight gold blocks, and Mat stated the temple was dedicated to worship some type of god. Keep in mind that Notch was the *creator* of the Minecraft universe, and EIGHT golden blocks are needed to create a Notch Apple. You can see the links from there.

  78. Commander Quin

    Commander Quin4 өдрийн өмнө

    the day 23 is my birthday ?????????

  79. Azfar Moin

    Azfar Moin4 өдрийн өмнө

    .....I am Islamic and even I didn't know this....that's probably because I am way to, only 9

  80. Dragoncatswag

    Dragoncatswag4 өдрийн өмнө

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