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


  1. x Pug

    x PugPrije 31 minute

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

  2. Tahira Parveen

    Tahira ParveenPrije sat

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

  3. Some Guy

    Some GuyPrije 2 sati

    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?

  5. The Northern Player

    The Northern PlayerPrije dan

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

  6. 123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p

    123UnicornRose /Abby:3:pPrije dan

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

  7. Dell Conagher

    Dell ConagherPrije dan

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

  8. _ Ra Gacha _

    _ Ra Gacha _Prije dan

    <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"

  9. Tadpole Milk

    Tadpole MilkPrije dan


  10. Cj Rojo

    Cj RojoPrije dan

    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

  11. damprye gothica

    damprye gothicaPrije dan

    You never got back to the sponges

  12. CuriousDoesAnimations

    CuriousDoesAnimationsPrije dan

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

  13. William Nicholas

    William NicholasPrije 2 dana

    YAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSS bernie YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHSSSSSSS psst watch this for an explanation

  14. DarkiiP

    DarkiiPPrije 2 dana

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

  15. Bayan Yashar Irach

    Bayan Yashar IrachPrije 2 dana

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

  16. Zainab Khawaja

    Zainab KhawajaPrije 2 dana

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

  17. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Prije 2 dana

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

  18. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Prije 2 dana

    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.

  19. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Prije 2 dana

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

  20. Natalya Angel

    Natalya AngelPrije 3 dana

    The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

  21. Jelijo 8015

    Jelijo 8015Prije 3 dana

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

  22. Big fat Canadian

    Big fat CanadianPrije 3 dana

    I was watching this on May the 23

  23. Griphter

    GriphterPrije 3 dana

    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

  24. Xx Gacha_Fandoms xX

    Xx Gacha_Fandoms xXPrije 3 dana

    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>*

  25. Judy Pacaldo

    Judy PacaldoPrije 3 dana

    Lesson of the day: guardians are holy

  26. Jonny yt

    Jonny ytPrije 3 dana

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

  27. Giovanni Barajas

    Giovanni BarajasPrije 3 dana

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

  28. Liam Wallace

    Liam WallacePrije 3 dana

    i watched this on may 23rd

  29. FABIOLO cz.

    FABIOLO cz.Prije 3 dana

    23 Good 13 bad

  30. Wywy :P

    Wywy :PPrije 4 dana

    I want school to be like this lol 🤣🤣🤣

  31. AngeAle Bassist

    AngeAle BassistPrije 4 dana

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

  32. Devastator GX

    Devastator GXPrije 4 dana

    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

  33. ella loser

    ella loserPrije 4 dana

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

  34. Margot Lopez

    Margot LopezPrije 4 dana

    Theroy time: mincraft takes place in ancient mesopotamia

  35. Eric Brann

    Eric BrannPrije 4 dana

    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

  36. CandB ly

    CandB lyPrije 4 dana

    <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.

  37. Tracey Carmello

    Tracey CarmelloPrije 4 dana

    Huh never thought about that

  38. Mackuncky Extravaganza

    Mackuncky ExtravaganzaPrije 4 dana


  39. DontReadMyName

    DontReadMyNamePrije 5 dana

    <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.

  40. Noora Kraish

    Noora KraishPrije 6 dana

    I Muslim and it is Ramadan this month

  41. Hugh Limm

    Hugh LimmPrije 6 dana

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

  42. Suzy

    SuzyPrije 6 dana

    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.

  43. Prince K

    Prince KPrije 6 dana

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

  44. Bonnie da Bunneh

    Bonnie da BunnehPrije 6 dana

    The beginning escalates very quickly

  45. correct watermelon

    correct watermelonPrije 6 dana

    this is the best intro i've ever seen

  46. chaos LEGO

    chaos LEGOPrije 6 dana

    My birthday is 23 february 2010.

  47. Spiritgate 04

    Spiritgate 04Prije 7 dana

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

  48. GhostLordRetro

    GhostLordRetroPrije 7 dana

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

  49. Karen Cook

    Karen CookPrije 7 dana

    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

  50. Meme Thing

    Meme ThingPrije 7 dana

    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 DURSUNPrije 8 dana


  52. Insane Gamer

    Insane GamerPrije 8 dana


  53. CongressGamingINC

    CongressGamingINCPrije 8 dana

    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

  54. Meme Thing

    Meme ThingPrije 8 dana

    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.

  55. Bob Bob

    Bob BobPrije 8 dana

    What about 21

  56. beccabenw

    beccabenwPrije 8 dana

    if you drop a cow

  57. Deleoune Cortez

    Deleoune CortezPrije 9 dana


  58. Maggie Gozum

    Maggie GozumPrije 9 dana

    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

  59. Ark Rivals

    Ark RivalsPrije 9 dana

    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

  60. Green Letuce

    Green LetucePrije 9 dana

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

  61. Luke Schwan

    Luke SchwanPrije 9 dana

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

  62. Noval Giovanny

    Noval GiovannyPrije 9 dana

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

  63. ruhen shamraaj

    ruhen shamraajPrije 10 dana

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

  64. Ello World

    Ello WorldPrije 10 dana

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

  65. Theodore Villamin

    Theodore VillaminPrije 10 dana

    I just killed 3 elder guardians...

  66. richelle bolambot

    richelle bolambotPrije 10 dana

    Nico Nico nii.....

  67. Capri RamFam

    Capri RamFamPrije 10 dana

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

  68. Snow leopard

    Snow leopardPrije 10 dana

    🕋 your very kind even im islamic🇵🇰

  69. JBTBPP 67

    JBTBPP 67Prije 10 dana

    Dolphins can suffocate on the ground

  70. Patrick Ryan

    Patrick RyanPrije 10 dana

    Lasers occlude in water more likely using sonar for defense and sensing.

  71. Meekaaeel1

    Meekaaeel1Prije 10 dana

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="460">7:40</a> is me or does it look like a command block

  72. Remi Heller

    Remi HellerPrije 11 dana

    Coincidence? I THINK NOT! *Mojang don’t do coincidences*

  73. Nathan Chong

    Nathan ChongPrije 11 dana

    2 things, first, you said that guardians drop sponges, so the sponge room is a graveyard, and Minecraft may be set in Mesopotamia.

  74. Myla Delgado

    Myla DelgadoPrije 11 dana

    I am firin the the lazar

  75. Oreospoon Twitch

    Oreospoon TwitchPrije 11 dana

    These were the days where the virus was not so serious

  76. miley_fairy

    miley_fairyPrije 12 dana

    mojang: *goddammit matpat stop figuring it out*

  77. Hornned Demon

    Hornned DemonPrije 12 dana

    matpat: you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh me: seems liget

  78. Golden_nOOb

    Golden_nOObPrije 12 dana

    "in the meantime remember , that's just a theory, a game theory "

  79. Deathscyther

    DeathscytherPrije 12 dana

    There's actually an obamium skin lol.

  80. Cach 7980

    Cach 7980Prije 12 dana

    Aight but, there are multiple Ocean monuments. How u explain that?