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. zaim jofri

    zaim jofri6 klukkustundum síðan

    I just like how this guy is pronounce Kaaba wrongly XD

  2. iiUnknown Past

    iiUnknown Past6 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  3. Commander Quin

    Commander Quin11 klukkustundum síðan

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

  4. Azfar Moin

    Azfar Moin11 klukkustundum síðan

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

  5. Dragoncatswag

    Dragoncatswag18 klukkustundum síðan

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

  6. Krzysztof BĄKOWSKI

    Krzysztof BĄKOWSKI20 klukkustundum síðan

    The inside of the elder guardian looks like a command block

  7. RAY 0606 R

    RAY 0606 R23 klukkustundum síðan

    Can matpat solve the piggy true ending?

  8. Jesse Zawitkowski

    Jesse ZawitkowskiDegi Síðan síðan

    The guardian from mob beastiary “skeleton” looks like a command block

  9. Elvira Velasquez

    Elvira VelasquezDegi Síðan síðan

    What if fishes control the guardians

  10. Sergej Press Start

    Sergej Press StartDegi Síðan síðan

    Mat: nobody makes a song about water Meh: welp, time to make one to prove mat wrong

  11. Just a Wendigo With an iPhone

    Just a Wendigo With an iPhoneDegi Síðan síðan

    I was so blasted while watching this

  12. Taco YEET

    Taco YEETDegi Síðan síðan


  13. Reagan Larson

    Reagan LarsonDegi Síðan síðan

    I just bet you have a lore of your own. I’m onto you, “matpat.”

  14. Jerry

    JerryDegi Síðan síðan

    Steve is muslim confirmed

  15. Tim the American panda

    Tim the American panda2 dögum síðan

    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)

  16. x Pug

    x Pug2 dögum síðan

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

  17. Tahira Parveen

    Tahira Parveen2 dögum síðan

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

  18. Some Guy

    Some Guy2 dögum síðan

    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?

  20. The Northern Player

    The Northern Player3 dögum síðan

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

  21. 123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p

    123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p3 dögum síðan

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

  22. Dell Conagher

    Dell Conagher3 dögum síðan

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

  23. _ Ra Gacha _

    _ Ra Gacha _3 dögum síðan

    <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"

  24. Tadpole Milk

    Tadpole Milk3 dögum síðan


  25. Cj Rojo

    Cj Rojo4 dögum síðan

    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

  26. damprye gothica

    damprye gothica4 dögum síðan

    You never got back to the sponges

  27. CuriousDoesAnimations

    CuriousDoesAnimations4 dögum síðan

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

  28. William Nicholas

    William Nicholas4 dögum síðan

    YAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSS bernie YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHSSSSSSS psst watch this for an explanation

  29. DarkiiP

    DarkiiP4 dögum síðan

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

  30. Bayan Yashar Irach

    Bayan Yashar Irach5 dögum síðan

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

  31. Zainab Khawaja

    Zainab Khawaja5 dögum síðan

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

  32. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 2315 dögum síðan

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

  33. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 2315 dögum síðan

    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.

  34. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 2315 dögum síðan

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

  35. Natalya Angel

    Natalya Angel5 dögum síðan

    The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

  36. Jelijo 8015

    Jelijo 80155 dögum síðan

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

  37. Big fat Canadian

    Big fat Canadian5 dögum síðan

    I was watching this on May the 23

  38. Griphter

    Griphter5 dögum síðan

    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

  39. Xx Gacha_Fandoms xX

    Xx Gacha_Fandoms xX5 dögum síðan

    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>*

  40. Judy Pacaldo

    Judy Pacaldo5 dögum síðan

    Lesson of the day: guardians are holy

  41. Jonny yt

    Jonny yt5 dögum síðan

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

  42. Giovanni Barajas

    Giovanni Barajas5 dögum síðan

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

  43. Liam Wallace

    Liam Wallace5 dögum síðan

    i watched this on may 23rd

  44. FABIOLO cz.

    FABIOLO cz.6 dögum síðan

    23 Good 13 bad

  45. Wywy :P

    Wywy :P6 dögum síðan

    I want school to be like this lol 🤣🤣🤣

  46. AngeAle Bassist

    AngeAle Bassist6 dögum síðan

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

  47. Devastator GX

    Devastator GX6 dögum síðan

    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

  48. ella loser

    ella loser6 dögum síðan

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

  49. Margot Lopez

    Margot Lopez6 dögum síðan

    Theroy time: mincraft takes place in ancient mesopotamia

  50. Eric Brann

    Eric Brann6 dögum síðan

    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

  51. CandB ly

    CandB ly6 dögum síðan

    <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.

  52. Tracey Carmello

    Tracey Carmello7 dögum síðan

    Huh never thought about that

  53. Mackuncky Extravaganza

    Mackuncky Extravaganza7 dögum síðan


  54. DontReadMyName

    DontReadMyName7 dögum síðan

    <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.

  55. Noora Kraish

    Noora Kraish8 dögum síðan

    I Muslim and it is Ramadan this month

  56. Hugh Limm

    Hugh Limm8 dögum síðan

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

  57. Suzy

    Suzy8 dögum síðan

    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.

  58. Prince K

    Prince K8 dögum síðan

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

  59. Bonnie da Bunneh

    Bonnie da Bunneh8 dögum síðan

    The beginning escalates very quickly

  60. correct watermelon

    correct watermelon8 dögum síðan

    this is the best intro i've ever seen

  61. chaos LEGO

    chaos LEGO9 dögum síðan

    My birthday is 23 february 2010.

  62. Spiritgate 04

    Spiritgate 049 dögum síðan

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

  63. GhostLordRetro

    GhostLordRetro9 dögum síðan

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

  64. Karen Cook

    Karen Cook9 dögum síðan

    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

  65. Meme Thing

    Meme Thing9 dögum síðan

    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 DURSUN10 dögum síðan


  67. Insane Gamer

    Insane Gamer10 dögum síðan


  68. CongressGamingINC

    CongressGamingINC10 dögum síðan

    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

  69. Meme Thing

    Meme Thing10 dögum síðan

    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.

  70. Bob Bob

    Bob Bob10 dögum síðan

    What about 21

  71. beccabenw

    beccabenw11 dögum síðan

    if you drop a cow

  72. Deleoune Cortez

    Deleoune Cortez11 dögum síðan


  73. Maggie Gozum

    Maggie Gozum11 dögum síðan

    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

  74. Ark Rivals

    Ark Rivals11 dögum síðan

    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

  75. Green Letuce

    Green Letuce12 dögum síðan

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

  76. Luke Schwan

    Luke Schwan12 dögum síðan

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

  77. Noval Giovanny

    Noval Giovanny12 dögum síðan

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

  78. ruhen shamraaj

    ruhen shamraaj12 dögum síðan

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

  79. Ello World

    Ello World12 dögum síðan

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

  80. Theodore Villamin

    Theodore Villamin12 dögum síðan

    I just killed 3 elder guardians...