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




  • 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 Playerپیش 11 ساعت
  • People: IRproject rots your brain/video games make you dumber MatPat: hold my beer

    123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p123UnicornRose /Abby:3:pپیش 23 ساعت
  • Minecraft has some wild lore, I’m discovering something new about it every day.

    Dell ConagherDell Conagherپیش روز
  • <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 _پیش روز

    Tadpole MilkTadpole Milkپیش روز
  • 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 Rojoپیش روز
  • You never got back to the sponges

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

    CuriousDoesAnimationsCuriousDoesAnimationsپیش روز
  • YAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSS bernie YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHSSSSSSS psst watch this for an explanation

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

    DarkiiPDarkiiPپیش روز
  • I hate that i cant plat minecraft just because i cost money

    Bayan Yashar IrachBayan Yashar Irachپیش 2 روز
  • Do more theory’s on the end!!!! I know it’s not TOTALLY necessary but soooo interesting

    Zainab KhawajaZainab Khawajaپیش 2 روز
  • You are wrong the pyramids aren’t completely smooth they have stair stones that aren’t smooth.

    Shadow Bonnie 231Shadow Bonnie 231پیش 2 روز
  • 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 231پیش 2 روز
  • 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 231پیش 2 روز
  • The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

    Natalya AngelNatalya Angelپیش 2 روز
  • Are they just zombies in water? Yes.its a drowned zombie.keep a zombie in water and itll transform

    Jelijo 8015Jelijo 8015پیش 2 روز
  • I was watching this on May the 23

    Big fat CanadianBig fat Canadianپیش 2 روز
  • 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

    GriphterGriphterپیش 2 روز
  • 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 xXپیش 2 روز
  • Lesson of the day: guardians are holy

    Judy PacaldoJudy Pacaldoپیش 2 روز
  • In my opinion if the guardians are machines-like creatures maybe the golden box is the computer core that controlls them

    Jonny ytJonny ytپیش 2 روز
  • wow it's uh... May 23rd today... interesting..

    Giovanni BarajasGiovanni Barajasپیش 3 روز
  • i watched this on may 23rd

    Liam WallaceLiam Wallaceپیش 3 روز
  • 23 Good 13 bad

    FABIOLO cz.FABIOLO cz.پیش 3 روز
  • I want school to be like this lol 🤣🤣🤣

    Wywy :PWywy :Pپیش 3 روز
  • Can we talk about how the cunduit has a pulsing sound and whenever the drowned are nearby they get killed?

    AngeAle BassistAngeAle Bassistپیش 3 روز
  • 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 GXپیش 4 روز
  • while he was talking about the number 23,,, it was <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="155">2:35</a>

    ella loserella loserپیش 4 روز
  • Theroy time: mincraft takes place in ancient mesopotamia

    Margot LopezMargot Lopezپیش 4 روز
  • 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 Brannپیش 4 روز
  • <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 lyپیش 4 روز
  • Huh never thought about that

    Tracey CarmelloTracey Carmelloپیش 4 روز

    Mackuncky ExtravaganzaMackuncky Extravaganzaپیش 4 روز
  • <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.

    DontReadMyNameDontReadMyNameپیش 5 روز
  • I Muslim and it is Ramadan this month

    Noora KraishNoora Kraishپیش 5 روز
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">6:14</a> ''if you drop a cow'' WHAT!!!!!

    Hugh LimmHugh Limmپیش 5 روز
  • 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.

    SuzySuzyپیش 5 روز
  • Please press this ---------><a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="780">13:00</a>

    Prince KPrince Kپیش 6 روز
  • The beginning escalates very quickly

    Bonnie da BunnehBonnie da Bunnehپیش 6 روز
  • this is the best intro i've ever seen

    correct watermeloncorrect watermelonپیش 6 روز
  • My birthday is 23 february 2010.

    chaos LEGOchaos LEGOپیش 6 روز
  • Quick fact check: the day the Quran was revealed is kept a mystery and is known as Laylat al qadr.

    Spiritgate 04Spiritgate 04پیش 6 روز
  • the intro is hilarious! Especially <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="14">0:14</a>!

    GhostLordRetroGhostLordRetroپیش 6 روز
  • 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 Cookپیش 6 روز
  • 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 Thingپیش 7 روز

  • Lazarbeam

    Insane GamerInsane Gamerپیش 7 روز
  • 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

    CongressGamingINCCongressGamingINCپیش 7 روز
  • 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 Thingپیش 7 روز
  • What about 21

    Bob BobBob Bobپیش 8 روز
  • if you drop a cow

    beccabenwbeccabenwپیش 8 روز

    Deleoune CortezDeleoune Cortezپیش 8 روز
  • 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 Gozumپیش 8 روز
  • 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 Rivalsپیش 9 روز
  • Wow, matpat explained Islam better than my religion teacher :)

    Green LetuceGreen Letuceپیش 9 روز
  • If the monument wasn't originally underwater, Then why are guardians built to swim?

    Luke SchwanLuke Schwanپیش 9 روز
  • Yes. Ocean monument islamic im too Like if you Are a muslim hehe

    Noval GiovannyNoval Giovannyپیش 9 روز
  • MatPat: 23 has a magical or mystical significance Me: i was born on the 23rd of January.

    ruhen shamraajruhen shamraajپیش 9 روز
  • Plot twist the god in minecraft turns out to be notch himself

    Ello WorldEllo Worldپیش 9 روز
  • I just killed 3 elder guardians...

    Theodore VillaminTheodore Villaminپیش 9 روز
  • Nico Nico nii.....

    richelle bolambotrichelle bolambotپیش 9 روز
  • 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 RamFamپیش 9 روز
  • 🕋 your very kind even im islamic🇵🇰

    Snow leopardSnow leopardپیش 10 روز
  • Dolphins can suffocate on the ground

    JBTBPP 67JBTBPP 67پیش 10 روز
  • Lasers occlude in water more likely using sonar for defense and sensing.

    Patrick RyanPatrick Ryanپیش 10 روز
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="460">7:40</a> is me or does it look like a command block

    Meekaaeel1Meekaaeel1پیش 10 روز
  • Coincidence? I THINK NOT! *Mojang don’t do coincidences*

    Remi HellerRemi Hellerپیش 10 روز
  • 2 things, first, you said that guardians drop sponges, so the sponge room is a graveyard, and Minecraft may be set in Mesopotamia.

    Nathan ChongNathan Chongپیش 10 روز
  • I am firin the the lazar

    Myla DelgadoMyla Delgadoپیش 11 روز
  • These were the days where the virus was not so serious

    Speedy PlatypusSpeedy Platypusپیش 11 روز
  • mojang: *goddammit matpat stop figuring it out*

    miley_fairymiley_fairyپیش 11 روز
  • matpat: you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh me: seems liget

    Hornned DemonHornned Demonپیش 11 روز
  • "in the meantime remember , that's just a theory, a game theory "

    Golden_nOObGolden_nOObپیش 11 روز
  • There's actually an obamium skin lol.

    DeathscytherDeathscytherپیش 11 روز
  • Aight but, there are multiple Ocean monuments. How u explain that?

    Cach 7980Cach 7980پیش 12 روز
  • I think that the guardians were once block and over time evolved in to real mobs

    Donald MacLennanDonald MacLennanپیش 12 روز
  • Yes to the zombies no to the building

    Autumn DyeAutumn Dyeپیش 12 روز
  • It's not rlly 23rd night but some of the last seven days of ramadan

    Mustafa HadžićMustafa Hadžićپیش 12 روز