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



  • *"the body of the guardian is identical to the prismarine block"* *"Coincidence? I think not"* *"Hotel? TRIVAGO"*

    MTF_Nine_Tailed _FoxMTF_Nine_Tailed _Foxชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I have a very much like the way I could not find any of the world's most popular place is maka

    Ilf Arif HaneefIlf Arif Haneef2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • sdnskmdkmakmdewkmfk

    R#NdOm*ThInGz getting 10,000 subs without any vidsR#NdOm*ThInGz getting 10,000 subs without any vids9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'LL CURRECT YOU bRAVE? no bravery is a choice being force to do something is test to see if your worthy of life and in which i had to do 2 in England and Canada if your born early they let you die but here in america not so much but i still had to fight for it so a test strength and will which will help them later down the road... if you can beat cancer you can beat anything else life will through at you

  • Ze death of games were sads

    Puna ricoPuna rico17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This whole thing about Islam throws the whole “Christian Minecraft Server” out the window.

    Dum Dum Internet BoiDum Dum Internet Boi19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Whose islam here

    Golden RayGolden Ray20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I like how it begins like your watching Nat Geo. Nice, calm, soothing. Then out of H*CKING NOWHERE, A SATANIC CULT MAKING YOU FEAR THE SEA GODS. Ah, good old game theory

    Happi AttackHappi Attackวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where can I find Generic Man Png

    Joe MamaBoiiiJoe MamaBoiiiวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Well i care about the ocean in Minecraft

    Darren AaronDarren Aaronวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was not expecting the religion of Islam to tied with this theory. kinda shows mat's passionate about his work. He may butchered some part of it but I'm glad he expresses it with no ill intent nor hate intentionally. The recognition is good once in a while ngl.

    Luqman RosmanLuqman Rosman2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Watching this as a muslim is so disrespectful. He was destroying the cube he calls a kaaba 😆

    Hy CloudHy Cloud2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My birthday is February 23rd

    Isa TinaIsa Tina3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Y is mat pat not talking about minecraft story mode, it ties up most the loose ends from his theories, in story mode session 2 it acually explains the ocean monument which was a place to worship the admin (I think). Also season one could explain the civilization of builders in matts previous video, the acient civilization is the communities that the hero's from the games lived in But hey that's just a theory

    Cool Kid X10000Cool Kid X100003 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think that the guardians laser cannon is an lesser sight

    Chicken OvenChicken Oven3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm so glad i payed attention in history class.

    ツK_V_GツK_V_G3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Their. Called guardians they were made to protect the monuments from plunderers built built by the ancient civilization

    BucketBucket3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • guardians are agressive to squids

    Constantin MatiuConstantin Matiu4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Plot twist: the fish controls the gaurdians

    JacobJacob4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Alhamdulillah hirabillalamin

    Roy SaputroRoy Saputro4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please do the lost souls of a evokers that play with power life and death

    陈明汾陈明汾4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • minecraft story mode part 2: the nether now there is piglins!!!

    Junior BerryJunior Berry4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • learning about ancient Mesopotamia is soooo boring. I like ancient Egypt and Greece

    Amjad AliAmjad Ali4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What a tragedy how to insult Islam with these hints 😡 what if you are a devout Christian and they have likened that to breaking the cross in the game what would you do ?

    Ahmed samyAhmed samy4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Ahmed samy Ty for respecting my opinion man, appreciate it

      SunnsetSunnset4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Sunnset Well, this is your point of view, after thinking, I remembered a funny thing that one of the signs of the Day of Resurrection was the demolition of the Kaaba and it was demolished in the game, a sign of the end of the Minecraft world who knows 🤷‍♂️

      Ahmed samyAhmed samy4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Bruh it’s not an insult. It’s actually refreshing to see more representation of Islam in games. I’m sure they wouldn’t care if they saw a cross anyways

      SunnsetSunnset4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • يا عرب انا مفهمتش حاجة من الخواجة ده بس انا شفت صورة الكعبة حد عارف هو كان بيقول ايه ؟ 🤣🤣

    Ahmed samyAhmed samy4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me: such a nice intro 0:15 Me:I take that back

    VenomVenom4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • guardians: man made... me: why do they FLOP instead of staying on the ground like any other FISH would do? and technology is known to be waterproof but humanity didn’t have sed technology and where did they get the RESOURCES?!

    Diana FalconDiana Falcon5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just love the minecraft game theory openings

    Dave ErtelDave Ertel5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • cinema snob

    Brian GeignerBrian Geigner5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "When you drop the cows" 🤣

    Will MMWill MM5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like this

    Is the order a weeb?Is the order a weeb?6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 15:44. Zombies and husks do turn into drowned if they stay in water for to long.

    Silken EmperorSilken Emperor6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As far as my headcanon is, the sea temples were a site of worship for those that worshipped the gods of the sea, creating the guardians to guard the temples, primarily they would be beneath the main temple hiding amongst the legs, with the Elder Guardians serving as the primary leaders and commanders of these temple guards. But as the Wither Apocalypse came, the gods tried to help stop them, but they made the seas rise too much, drowning the temples, and the worshippers who hid there to survive against the Withers.

    Jackson WorthmanJackson Worthman6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Maybe the guards and the Elder guardian are maybe relatade to the shulker because they are made of blocks

    Regina AguiarRegina Aguiar6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 10:13 OBAMID

    softdreamssoftdreams7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 10:12 Obama Pyramid

    Paradox ViperParadox Viper7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • DEFENESTRATION YES THE WORD HAS BEEN MENTIONED!!!!! Sorry, this may sound extrememly out of context for everyone, but defenestration was by far the best word I had heard of and began a lot of debate within my own group of friends about why on earth the word was made in the first place (Apparently there was a defenestration of a pope in a church sometime in the 19th/20th century, but I can't remember that well as it has been a while), but I was ADAMANT on using that word whenever I could just to get the point across that this word existed for the strangest of reasons whilst a word for the day after tomorrow didn't! MatPat thank you so much just for that word! I haven't even watched the full video yet but I'm just glad to have heard that word!!!!!!!!!!! DEFENESTRATION FOR THE WIIIN *Defenestrates self*

    Jazzbot 3000Jazzbot 30007 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Notch watching this LOL i just added random monument into minecraft and i just added there anything that just popped up to my mind but... good theory

    GaggeboiGaggeboi7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7+ minecraft

    van loevan loe7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Stoptv4 and moreStoptv4 and more7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • see,I am A Muslim so my religion being in a MatPat video is AWESOME

    sarim khansarim khan8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Are you serious? I'm a Muslim and I just knew that

    Rayna AmaraRayna Amara8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I know how to speak arabic and I am islamic.😀

    Nina IsmailNina Ismail8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I feel like the ocean monument were on land but then the oceans rose and sunk the monuments

    corn breadcorn bread8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Since the ocean Update I love the seas!!! They are now so cool and beautiful. Im almost always in the near of a sea.

    I'm fast like JetI'm fast like Jet9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Liam CloutierLiam Cloutier9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Scott has already commented on one of dawko’s and markiplier’s video. know we need to get him to reach his laptop to one of these fnaf theories

    Buff FreddyBuff Freddy9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • kinda cool idk but the inner part of the guardian kinda looks like a command block

    bee ebee e9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The first verses didn’t revealed to the prophet Muhammad in 23th of Ramadan but it was on the last 10 days of Ramadan for sure and that night we call it fate night so ocean monument isn’t related to the Islamic faith but it might be related to the Mesopotamia civilization and and ancient Egypt civilization.

    Waddah ElyamanWaddah Elyaman9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me watching it and being a Muslim at the same time do feel offended. I still like MatPat and enjoy his videos a lot but giving Islamic references and comparing them with games is disrespectful and hence I would recommend you not doing that ever again because there are millions of Muslims out there who are offended by this. Other wise you are awesome but pls, it’s a request, pls don’t do that ever again

    Fahad LuqmanFahad Luqman10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wait you know the ship wrecks and the sea ruins that were recently added to Minecraft in 1.13. They have often broken and mossy blocks why don’t of the sea temple have them yes there is no mossy variant of prismarine. but look at the ship wrecks even they have seaweed and kelp on them and broken blocks on and in them the sea temples have none of that. Yes stone is harder for plants to from but look at the sea ruins they still have kelp and seaweed on them and their made of stone. If the sea temples aren’t filled with greenary and no broken blocks then how come the other structures in the sea do?

    Samuel MillerSamuel Miller10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 4:36 Maybe they are amphibians(Sorry for wrong spelling)

  • My theory is that elder guardians and guardians eat prismarine structures so they just made the ocean monument as a food source.The drowned also helped them by gathering prismarine but on a deal=They should put the gold inside the structures/food sources and the drowned could get them anytime they want to(Drownedndropped gold ingots sometimes)

  • Heh 2020 purge

    Charliezard GamingCharliezard Gaming10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I fear no man **laser fish** But that thing, it scares me

    Gamer ErikGamer Erik10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 😱 my clock right now is 2:30! I’m not even joking 🤩. You can check the time I sent it...

    Carrie TCarrie T10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You're stretching a ton for this. Everything here is kinda vaguely connected, but if you take a step back, it's all very clearly coincidence. Confirmation bias makes it very easy to accept, but this theory really doesn't hold water at all.

    AriAri10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • pixel guy at 1:55 got a Reddit smash bros invitation

    Talen ChenTalen Chen10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat:Murky Religious Gods Guardians:SPIKY BOIII

    lhen piterolhen pitero10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:47 Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    Christine VongChristine Vong10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matt you didn't mention how the elder guardians give you mining fatigue

    Tom BallsTom Balls11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I learn more about Islam here than in school.

    John CrossJohn Cross11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm actually from Egypt and can talk English but can't text Arabic or read Arabic

    yassmina and lolitayassmina and lolita11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So if they drop fish sometimes what if they are just fish that ate prismirine crystals and transformed into Guardians?

    HarambeHarambe11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • out of topic but when matpat showed the photos of Kaabah, I can't help but miss the place and have a rush of nostalgia. Just went there last year, right before disaster (aka miss rona) strikes.

    Kaminari DenkiKaminari Denki11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ive just noticed how peaceful and nice matpat is, has he ever been in drama? no! has he ever had to make an apology? id dont think so! praise our god matpat!

    Luna CobaltLuna Cobalt11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ohhh so thats why mj has a 23 on on his jersey..

    ay ruay ru11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *the real mystery:* why does the splash potion have durability at 9:12???

    Lela WolfLela Wolf12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • theyre amphibians

    JunelJunel12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The guardians look like underwater mines

    Anti GravityAnti Gravity13 วันที่ผ่านมา
Game Theory: The Murky History of Minecraft's Underwater Gods