Game Theory: Minecraft and The Power of The Dead

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I've covered some of Minecraft's dark secrets when it comes to souls. Today, we are diving even further into the mystery that is the Nether and what powers it. Theorists, has Minecraft learned to harness the power of the dead? It's time to find out!
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  • Geothermal, heat, we aren’t even mentioning the fact that it’s a different dimension!

    Memer SnasMemer Snasชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Lava = heat Lava = geothermal energy

    The Ghaztly GamerThe Ghaztly Gamer5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Im playing fortnite while watching this

    Amy N.D.Amy N.D.18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • With the unholy amount of lava, there had to be at least some energy before the builders got there. Where else did the native species come from? Or does evolution work faster in the nether?

    Mr.HMr.H19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Next minecraft theory should be about the starter skins Steve and Alex and how they grow up because they're adults so they must have been trained by someone.

    Jessica SanchezJessica Sanchez22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Okie time to go outside wash grass then eat it🤣😂

    Sparkles spice adventuresSparkles spice adventures23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • in the lost discs what if the player IS someone being chased by herobrine and he sent undefeatable mobs after him and when he found out the builders were gong to the nether he decided he would make a few more new monsters built just for the harsh wasteland of the entire nether and he turned some of the dead skeletons he sent after the first player into reconstructed versions of them with their new name wither skeletons and the dead souls he killed now combined into one...the ghasts forced to wander the empty plains of the nether and forced to live this twisted version of the forest called the warped forest

    Brittany MillerBrittany Millerวันที่ผ่านมา
  • what if the souls in the soul sand were not only dead bodys but also victims of the ghostly glitch known as herobrine aka notches dead brother

    Brittany MillerBrittany Millerวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love his animations in the vids

    short Entityshort Entityวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The nether has lava as an energy source

  • But you can't look at the enderman or it attracts you so it is technically is a enemy

    Dustin MartinDustin Martinวันที่ผ่านมา
  • maybe the nether is a rogue planet If u break the bedrock with a super mega redstone machine or creative mode U see nothing but a void and some trees and fungi growing With bedrock as the unbreakable ice And the netherrack as water And crimson and warped forest Might just be the areas with underwater mini volcanoes that idk what the name is cuz i'm a retard Its my own theory The nether might be a ROGUE planet with no sun and a unbreakable seemingly unbreakable ice/bedrock


    Phoenix  Rising Phoenix Rising วันที่ผ่านมา
  • entropy isnt about energy just disappearing, it about that energy going into something else, like lightbulbs the energy that doesnt go to light becomes heat

    Pixie CiaranPixie Ciaran2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • But couldn't the nether get light and heat energy from lava

    WONK WONKWONK WONK2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please disappear.

    Diana AnaidDiana Anaid2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A lot of superficial cheap worthless information. Bad.

    Diana AnaidDiana Anaid2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Here's something to look at: the skeletal remains scattered around the overworld. They belong to some kind of giant mob that died out eons ago.

    Sam McCartySam McCarty2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • No one thought to think of the nethers lava as a power source? It's literally heated by the nether's core.

    David RutitskyDavid Rutitsky2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do Minecraft Players have taste buds because they don't seem to be effected by food taste

    Walker KidsWalker Kids2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Minecraft story mode is the Ancient race or builders that Game theory was talking about They build very weird structures And tested on mobs to make new Ones. And in the story they had to Escape a doom the wither and Most people ran for there lives Maybe into a bunker The end fortress that is how the Enderman came to be. Then we are the lone survivor after Everyone else dies trying to stop him That should explain why the villagers are there they see what building can do so they stoped Also in the story they beat the ended dragon and why it is living is they respawned it on accident

    Ethan SecoyEthan Secoy2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Like warden silver fish is also made by humans because it is a thing made , spawner can't be fallen from sky and because of wardens nobody can come in so who made the silver fish spawner. So it means all spawners are made by humans but why will they make something to kill them. That's your work.

    Anosh YadavAnosh Yadav3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i really thought he was just gonna say heat not souls lol

    Ripley BrennerRipley Brenner3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ok but there is 4 things you need to go over, How does THE END get it's energy from, what's the lore of the bunker under the igloo, why do jungle temples exist, and how do we create magic and magic stuff yet cannot craft a end frame?

    Autism - How he sees itAutism - How he sees it3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mat do the research find herobrine

    Belayer 46Belayer 463 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I got 2 questions if the builders went in the end where did Steve come from and where did the wither go after the builders ran from it?

    Big DripBig Drip3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think we may need a follow-up video to address the oversight of geothermal energy. There's even life on earth that uses geothermal and doesn't get energy from the sun at all, so I don't see why that couldn't be the basis for the nether.

    Chance Brunton (SireRagnarok)Chance Brunton (SireRagnarok)3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Even though it shut down a long time ago, I think he should make a theory on Minecraft story mode

    Michael LampiMichael Lampi4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How about a theory about the jungle temples

    Caleb Blomberg (BlueShae)Caleb Blomberg (BlueShae)4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat: But if you think about it there is source of energy in the nether. Me: Lava! Matpat: Souls. Me: D:

    Μαργαρίτα ΔαρζΜαργαρίτα Δαρζ4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You can do a theory about why Steve is immortal

    Kasel FowlerKasel Fowler5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What if the Minecraft story mode is a prequel to the regular Minecraft game and the humans in the Minecraft story mode are the builders. This could support that the builders built there end.

    Nuggets51Nuggets515 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So...... Just the plot of doom, right? Neat

    Terror BillyWillyTerror BillyWilly5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • raycon looks cool

    NollamaDramaNollamaDrama5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought it was warped forest because the builders 'warped' the forest through the portal and into the nether

    MachoLoganMachoLogan5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What abt the nether fortresses who left them there AND how did it get there? QUESTIONS STILL NEED TO BE ANSWERED! AND HOW DID THOSE ANIMALS GET THERE thank you for your time

    Itzspaceyplayz13Itzspaceyplayz135 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What if the nether is still underground but not in the overworld, maybe it's an inside out planet surrounded by bedrock with a thick atmosphere.

    Niko CobNiko Cob5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ey ey - 5:52 - but people cant eat grass and u cant plant vegies everywhere :) but u can "plant" grass on worse ground, which you can use this grass to feed cows :) and eat the cows. Ah vegetarians

    MushiMushiMushiMushi5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • a u d i o f o r k

    sheluvsRexsheluvsRex5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This seems to be the most resent Minecraft video so I’ll ask my question here. I’ve been watching the other videos and I feel like this needs an answer. Who are we as the player? We come form the ancient builder race right? But how? We are the only one of our kind, so how did we get there? Where do we the players come from?

    Ranger BladeRanger Blade6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Photosynthesis can use all wavelengths and colors but on earth the dominant color is green it could just as easaly been red or blue. I have to point out that based on the nethers extreme heat there is probably plenty of radioactive decay and life in the nether may run on an endothermic system that is unseen on earth. Seeing as this is an entirely different dimension it could have entirely different biological prosseses.

    Finn PearsonFinn Pearson6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Welp there is my school work done with energy

    Zoomboy 8z2Zoomboy 8z26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat I know Raycons suck, the beats headphones are better sure it’s more pricey but they have a great bass boost and the last 6/7 hours

    RoyalwolfknightRoyalwolfknight6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What are you saying Cows are inefficient? Have you even *tried* Hickory Smoked Cow Buttholes? They can feed a family of 5

    Repubbles McGlonkyRepubbles McGlonky6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • solve this:you now the golems their what they spawn in villages they have big noses like what pillangers sometimes drop emerelds like a what that stole emerelds.... solve this matpat solve the whats.....

    Quim Cederick BacalsoQuim Cederick Bacalso6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When he said it is the end, I had a mini heart attack

    Mr CheesepizzaMr Cheesepizza6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mom, I am learning some Science and at the same time, watching something from TH-vision :D

    Itz_Just_SavvyItz_Just_Savvy6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mat pat you told my science syllabus I am learning with out learning wow it makes no sense 👁️👄👁️ . . . I thought MINCRAFT idls good but it is undead game

    kim_🏳️‍🌈👁️👄👁️kim_🏳️‍🌈👁️👄👁️6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Discord at 6:14, lol

    Gasper0Gasper06 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • theory for another day: how big is the minecraft sun?

    Oxy GenOxy Gen7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know it’s time for a good theory when MatPat dismisses the gigantic lava oceans and glowstones that give off light and heat that the fungi in Nether could’ve easily evolved into using as calories.

    medine yocamedine yoca7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat you forgot about geothermal energy, and the Transition of heat into chemical energy and all of that

    Udaykumar TembhareUdaykumar Tembhare7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have a theory myself, Matpat. You know those cave sounds? Those creepy sounds you hear when you're in a cave or nearby a cave? Why does Steve hear those sounds only when in or nearby a cave? I dont think his mind is playing with him, I think he has some magical potential attached to him especially since he's a descendant of an ancient race of builders. We hear different sounds in the cave but the most interesting is the sound that sounds like a minecart tumbling as it goes through the rails either by someone riding it or putting a chest in it to deliver it to some other builders through the cave. Or maybe those cave sounds are Steve's somewhat fears, or memories. Think about it, He just spawned (or woke up) in a world so blank and not filled with creatures like HIM. He doesn't remember anything but his name. Are those sounds connected to him in a magical potential way or are those sounds produced from forgotten memories of his childhood?

    LADY ARIESLADY ARIES7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • when you go to buy the earbuds cause you need new ones that are good and they don't ship to you T-T

    OsirisLegendsOsirisLegends7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What if glowstone worked like the Sun with energy somehow

    Oskar SkovPhillipsenOskar SkovPhillipsen7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So if we explained how many punches it takes to hit a tree, and how much force we would need...could we figure out how long it takes to grow a tree?

    The FloofermanThe Flooferman7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Something I realized is that piglins can trade you gold for water bottles and that always confused me 😕

    BenTenerson08BenTenerson088 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please do oldroot

    Chubbs McNubbsChubbs McNubbs8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Anyone know what the intro music is? At 0:37 Please

    The Legit PotatoThe Legit Potato8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What are blazes

    Dimitar PetrovDimitar Petrov8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Break the bedrock in the nether and there will be nothing just bedrock floor

    jonjon99. 9jonjon99. 98 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Tysm for showing the others my fatherland - 1:17

    beckbroling honiizbeckbroling honiiz8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Next theory of the ender dragon

    Gel FialGel Fial8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 11:52 MATTPAT SUS

    山火事ゲーム山火事ゲーム8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey matpat have you done a theory about Minecraft story mode

    little bro and big sislittle bro and big sis8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My other theory is: that when you join, you are the only one of your kind since they turned into ender men. The reason you know how to craft is because you were a baby when everyone left to the End. But you don’t a bunch of stuff since you were never taught how to make certain stuff. Which is why you can’t craft ender portals other than crafting Eye Of Enders.

    ß_0_ßß_0_ß8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now, the real thing is, what do the creepy noises mean? they must have some meaning to why you hear them. My theory is, the people who were left here when the civilization left the over world they died. They became ghost who wander the caves and over world. That why you would babies crying or someone screaming. But you would never see them since you don’t remember them.

    ß_0_ßß_0_ß8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Also if the nether mobs are actually getting food out of bed explosion deaths, man, they receive three generations' worth of souls daily. I contributed one today.

    Sergey LukashanetsSergey Lukashanets8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Converting heat into energy is possible with industrial machines. Minecraft's equivalent of such machinery would be souls. The cycle: Thing dies, releases soul, soul converts heat from lava into energy. Piglins and such probably spend a lot of energy, and probably require a lot of soul energy to live, which is why they die in the Overworld, which has much less lava and no soul sand. Thus, the zombie virus is quickly able to invade the body. Striders and ghasts on the other hand, use up very little soul energy as the first one can directly take energy out of lava (thus explaining their resistance to fire) and the second one probably functions like a helium balloon or something, explaining why they don't get zombified. Or something like that. I don't know.

    Sergey LukashanetsSergey Lukashanets8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The nether isn’t the under world because when you dig through the bedrock in the over world, you get the void and not the nether. So I knew the nether was a another universe

    The Gamming Card GarageThe Gamming Card Garage9 วันที่ผ่านมา
Game Theory: Minecraft and The Power of The Dead