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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  1. Adrian Connor

    Adrian ConnorPred 11 urami

    I didn't expect my religion to show up

  2. Shadow soulless

    Shadow soullessPred 11 urami

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

  3. Alexis the True Gamer 007 Lel

    Alexis the True Gamer 007 LelPred 15 urami

    This intro is kinda funny

  4. Reife - Z

    Reife - ZPred 16 urami


  5. VictimZ00

    VictimZ00Pred 17 urami

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

  6. DBK

    DBKPred 20 urami

    Praise the Almighty Sponge-Bob.

  7. gestofarmer

    gestofarmerPred 22 urami

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

  8. No Stop it

    No Stop itPred 22 urami

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

  9. Its Under9000

    Its Under9000Pred 22 urami

    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

  10. Guillermina Hernandez

    Guillermina HernandezPred 23 urami

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

  11. Mohmed Alaa

    Mohmed AlaaPred dnevom

    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

  12. Mantha Mae

    Mantha MaePred dnevom

    <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"

  13. r6 god

    r6 godPred dnevom

    I'm a Christian

  14. Stargazer 199

    Stargazer 199Pred dnevom

    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

  15. Crispy Nugget

    Crispy NuggetPred dnevom

    <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.

  16. EmirGamesLD

    EmirGamesLDPred dnevom

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

  17. shaheda mili

    shaheda miliPred dnevom

    why do i feel so proud right now...

  18. Korey HasApples

    Korey HasApplesPred dnevom

    tbh the inside of a guardian looks like a command block



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

  20. Jayvyn Tun

    Jayvyn TunPred dnevom

    Zombies can't drown

  21. Finlay Antonys

    Finlay AntonysPred dnevom

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

  22. Not Lucas

    Not LucasPred dnevom

    So is no one going to talk about Obama prism?

  23. gamer guy

    gamer guyPred dnevom

    Husked are desert zombies.


    LLIB REHPICPred dnevom

    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 REHPICPred dnevom

    No 16 minutes

  26. triadic vendetta

    triadic vendettaPred dnevom

    Im an islam and you are right on the quran

  27. Taeyra Lysimth

    Taeyra LysimthPred dnevom

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

  28. SecretPerson 59

    SecretPerson 59Pred dnevom

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

  29. Neo Nator

    Neo NatorPred dnevom

    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…

  30. thurman Weaver

    thurman WeaverPred dnevom

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

  31. mido xd

    mido xdPred 2 dnevi

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

  32. Lydia Hurst

    Lydia HurstPred 2 dnevi

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

  33. Jack McNicholl

    Jack McNichollPred 2 dnevi

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

  34. Straw H Luffy

    Straw H LuffyPred 2 dnevi

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

  35. Lyss

    LyssPred 2 dnevi

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

  36. mr fazmeme

    mr fazmemePred 2 dnevi

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

  37. Dark panda

    Dark pandaPred 2 dnevi

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

  38. Eser

    EserPred 2 dnevi

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

  39. Caroline Payne

    Caroline PaynePred 2 dnevi

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


    HELLO IM EXOTICPred 2 dnevi

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

  41. Mr. Mango

    Mr. MangoPred 3 dnevi

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

  42. LeftHandClutch

    LeftHandClutchPred 3 dnevi

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

  43. zaim jofri

    zaim jofriPred 3 dnevi

    I just like how this guy is pronounce Kaaba wrongly XD

  44. iiUnknown Past

    iiUnknown PastPred 3 dnevi

    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.

  45. Commander Quin

    Commander QuinPred 3 dnevi

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

  46. Azfar Moin

    Azfar MoinPred 3 dnevi

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

  47. Dragoncatswag

    DragoncatswagPred 4 dnevi

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

  48. Krzysztof BĄKOWSKI

    Krzysztof BĄKOWSKIPred 4 dnevi

    The inside of the elder guardian looks like a command block

  49. RAY 0606 R

    RAY 0606 RPred 4 dnevi

    Can matpat solve the piggy true ending?

  50. Jesse Zawitkowski

    Jesse ZawitkowskiPred 4 dnevi

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

  51. Elvira Velasquez

    Elvira VelasquezPred 4 dnevi

    What if fishes control the guardians

  52. Sergej Press Start

    Sergej Press StartPred 4 dnevi

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

  53. Just a Wendigo With an iPhone

    Just a Wendigo With an iPhonePred 4 dnevi

    I was so blasted while watching this

  54. Taco YEET

    Taco YEETPred 4 dnevi


  55. Reagan Larson

    Reagan LarsonPred 4 dnevi

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

  56. Jerry

    JerryPred 5 dnevi

    Steve is muslim confirmed

  57. Tim the American panda

    Tim the American pandaPred 5 dnevi

    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)

  58. x Pug

    x PugPred 5 dnevi

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

  59. Tahira Parveen

    Tahira ParveenPred 5 dnevi

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

  60. Some Guy

    Some GuyPred 5 dnevi

    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?

  62. The Northern Player

    The Northern PlayerPred 6 dnevi

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

  63. 123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p

    123UnicornRose /Abby:3:pPred 7 dnevi

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

  64. Dell Conagher

    Dell ConagherPred 7 dnevi

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

  65. _ Ra Gacha _

    _ Ra Gacha _Pred 7 dnevi

    <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"

  66. Tadpole Milk

    Tadpole MilkPred 7 dnevi


  67. Cj Rojo

    Cj RojoPred 7 dnevi

    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

  68. damprye gothica

    damprye gothicaPred 7 dnevi

    You never got back to the sponges

  69. CuriousDoesAnimations

    CuriousDoesAnimationsPred 7 dnevi

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

  70. William Nicholas

    William NicholasPred 7 dnevi

    YAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSS bernie YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHSSSSSSS psst watch this for an explanation

  71. DarkiiP

    DarkiiPPred 8 dnevi

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

  72. Bayan Yashar Irach

    Bayan Yashar IrachPred 8 dnevi

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

  73. Zainab Khawaja

    Zainab KhawajaPred 8 dnevi

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

  74. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Pred 8 dnevi

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

  75. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Pred 8 dnevi

    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.

  76. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231Pred 8 dnevi

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

  77. Natalya Angel

    Natalya AngelPred 8 dnevi

    The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

  78. Jelijo 8015

    Jelijo 8015Pred 8 dnevi

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

  79. Big fat Canadian

    Big fat CanadianPred 8 dnevi

    I was watching this on May the 23

  80. Griphter

    GriphterPred 9 dnevi

    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