Game Theory: The Stolen Souls of Minecraft

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Today Theorists, we are diving back into the weird and wonderful world of Minecraft lore! I bet you are saying to yourself, "MatPat, what is there left to uncover in Minecraft? You've solved so many things!" That may be true, but there will always be more. In this episode we are peeling back the mysteries of the Minecraft Vindicators and the power of souls introduced in the new Minecraft Dungeons. We're about to get spooky!
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  • So nobody is going to talk about how Steve can jump 1 meter high like it's nothing

    The SkiddyThe Skiddy2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Game: "Exist" Mat pat: interesting

    EnzoEnzo4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 6:00 "This is also true of the vindicators." Mat quickly comments, without making it seem like you should be paying attention.

    Cubic InfinityCubic Infinity9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • word vex means chaos

  • What are we vindicating decency

    That GuyThat Guy11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • *MATPAT PLEASE SEE THIS* I was playing Minecraft with my brother and we kept finding all these broken random nether portals so we fixed them and went through them and found all sorts of things. We found what's called a Basalt Delta which is kinda like a Nether Fortress (we also found those too) and one thing we noticed is around the broken portals we found chest filled with materials the lost human civilization could've taken with them and things to make a nether portal. We also found a LEGIT WATER MONUMENT but that doesn't matter. When we took the first portal it lead straight to another one. I saw how it connects to your theories so I thought this would help you out. GOOD LUCK 👍

    Aitana ViarruelAitana Viarruel12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Piglin theory!!! the pigman one was cool but they dont exist now so..

    Ellie BarrettEllie Barrett15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Pillagers, even though they have green eyes, could be vindicators with crossbows.

    Intermet179Intermet17916 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • You know, I would've done this if I was a game theorist. Oh, there's lapiz lazule inside a illager's head of a statue, strange. Welp, that's a theory, their brains are blue! And thats it. That would be my whole video :)

    Gabbi RapalliniGabbi Rapallini19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • So if I give a soul sand stack to a evoker, he will have unlimited power?

    Maniac MohawkManiac Mohawk23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • O my god you are so smart. It makes sense now!

    Fahmi Wicaksono 2018Fahmi Wicaksono 2018วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I am starting to turn the series of theories into a book.

    Mihika KelaskarMihika Kelaskarวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hol' up Sven died?!

    An angel stuck in purgatoryAn angel stuck in purgatoryวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Zombies drop souls in McD literal soulless husks.

    Tabhair 789Tabhair 789วันที่ผ่านมา
  • keep going

    Cade ReuterCade Reuterวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Soo when are you gonna make A theory about dungeons?

    friendly foefriendly foeวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't quite think it was meant that the lapis was forcefully put into their heads, more so it was used in their rituals and incantations and what-not. Thus giving them their magical capabilities, like how we can use lapis for enchanting. Also, you use EXP you get from killing mobs and animals to enchant, that could be implied as their souls or life force being used in magic that makes you stronger and more powerful. That, and as stated in a previous video, lapis in real life was seen as having a spiritual or divine connection by various cultures and religions. This being the reason you can use lapis as a means to enchant in the game. Its the next best thing from actually having to go and get that EXP from other living things, it has that same powerful spiritual connection.

    The mighty TrainthurnaxThe mighty Trainthurnaxวันที่ผ่านมา
  • an evoker is basically a diet boss mob

    I Kill NaggersI Kill Naggersวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have more for this lore in Minecraft dungeons the iliger in the cuteness is kicked out from the village

    Isaiah CoalsonIsaiah Coalsonวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lol vinidcators sometimes spawn in patrols though so in a sense they're not ENTITELY limited

  • MINI THEORY: how do the skeletons hold up all their bones, well I think that the souls of the dead are possessing them

    Byron JolmaByron Jolmaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 8:29 the most annoying mob in the game!

    steven darnleysteven darnleyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey Matt LEGIT Question. Have you ever wondered what the atoms of the minecraft Universe are made of. Like are they cubed shape like everything in the minecraft world. Or are they actually like our IRL atoms spherical. Because, I wonder what the laws of physics would be for a universe with cubed atoms

  • What if this all leading up to herobrine being revived

    Nathaniel The Gacha KingNathaniel The Gacha Kingวันที่ผ่านมา
  • coment

    watching youtube guywatching youtube guyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • do a theory on how the spikes work

    Reuben SchenkReuben Schenkวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Vex is a combination of villager and hex

    Ian MoonIan Moonวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me a Toaru series fan:*Hears the words Lesser and Dog in the same scentence* "Sorry But Im sudenly seeing a Impish Wannabie succubus middleschool girl with a devil tail, but also dog ears, Curse that thirsty girl"

  • Matpat: "with Netherite in the game, diamonds just seem boring now" Me with Ore Spawn mod: "diamonds have been outdated to me for years at this point"

  • Id like to make a claim. beacons use souls condensed into the form of nether stars as a battery. we get it from the wither, who is made from soul sand. in minecraft dungeons you can find a corrupted version that uses souls to creat a lazer beam.

    Anthony DiazAnthony Diazวันที่ผ่านมา
  • it might be true about Jonny and vidactor part but fake its ok you have enough proof

    cocoe Redimococoe Redimoวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why not try looking into villagers news, they made an animation witch is on the official minecraft Chanel, witch means it’s cannon. (An eggs guid also happened in the same universe as villager news, witch means that’s also cannon)

    Arvid de airbusArvid de airbus2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what if I told you simplisafe isn't actually that safe it can break easy but not just that it people can track you and also people might be motoring it watching you. Im sorry

    Kamryn 5002278Kamryn 50022782 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just realized that vex sound like something from trove

    Zack DimmaZack Dimma2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wait, you want to tell me that Sven i dead??

    Kateřina HalfarovaKateřina Halfarova2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How smart is Steve?

    Allen BurnsideAllen Burnside2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Somebody should tell him vex also die over time after the Evoker that summoned them is killed

    RandomnameRandomname2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is going to save my life and the rest of my family’s life

    Yum BunYum Bun2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now that the nether update is out, I have a piece of strange info for MatPat. A new block named Chiseled Polished Blackstone has THE FACE OF STEVE on it.

    AmberLeavesAmberLeaves2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He was like father to me...-

    Legacy CosplayLegacy Cosplay2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Make a theory about the nether end

    NauciusNaucius2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Could you do a theory on the blaze or ghast

    Jackthejoke121Jackthejoke1212 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ok this is important matpat! I may have found something important about the end, all over the end there is a a single structure that presents multiple questions, the end ships, why did they want to build ships at all? And most importantly, on every single ship, there rests a dragon head! Leading me to believe that the ancient builders massacred hundreds, if not thousands of dragons, so why weren't they able to defeat the ender dragon that we eventually slay, is it because of the healing crystals? If so, who built these crystals for the ender dragon and why? Why did they make ships in the first place???

    John MorganJohn Morgan2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the pillagers are just former illagers that decided to grow back their unibrow....

    iEternoxiEternox2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So sum mobs can make monsters out of soul sand and others can not

    ShadowTheGachaGuy LOLShadowTheGachaGuy LOL2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Next episode u should do what is herobrine. I have my own theory too Herobrine is Steve but not as you think. In the song herobrines life the lyrics says" Revenge is my bliss." Now the person herobrine was getting revenge on was entity 303. I think entity 303 is a old builder one who we cursed by the wither. How you may ask how they were thrown out and they were cursed and in a effort when the first Minecraft player came entity 303 cursed him making him the outcast shifting the talk on to him. In conclusion I think herobrine is a cursed player trying to find a way to use his power to drive people away making them leave his world the world he played on when he first joined.

    Ruben GuzmanRuben Guzman2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • there's a little fun fact the rarest thing is bedrock

    Xavi UmanzorXavi Umanzor2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Well that was easily the creepiest video about Minecraft I've ever seen

    Zachary MetcalfZachary Metcalf2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I actually think this is a solid theory But how? I think that since the soul sand valley has *BLUE* fog, and the souls are *BLUE,* then I think that they used an up-scaled brewing scale thing that made the first souls.

    ZachyshowsZachyshows2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If the illiterate are turning villagers into vindicators and putting the head on the wall why doesn’t the head have blue eyes like the vindicator

    Rosie RyanRosie Ryan2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Soul speed is also harnessing souls

    Domenic LinnellDomenic Linnell2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Guys why is there blue wool and stuff steve right? Well everytime you die you respawn right? Evokers maybe know that and wants to experiment with you. Maybe

    MysterymanMysteryman2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This kind of reminds me of the legends of thralls in different mythology.

    Padraic MathisPadraic Mathis2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat: Minecraft is LEGO simulator. Me: wrong that would be roblox

    Giraffe YGiraffe Y2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i have a little quick theory. since lapis is used to enchant, aka, magic. so maybe the evokers eat the lapis to get there magic, and the blue eyes are just a side affect.

    [_ phoenix _] [_ shadow _][_ phoenix _] [_ shadow _]2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • „Lego Simulator“

    tricot 6tricot 62 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Alright Minecraft, just turn this game into an RPG already.

    Fabio SpasianoFabio Spasiano2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Villager’s crop dies. Villager: well. It has come down to this. Get me the face paint and the tweezers.

    Blue FishBlue Fish2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • why not? the Hooman Soul is said to be extremely energetic, energetic enough to be allowed to claim 'Regenerating Generator' as title. So much energy, going to waste with war chaos and anrachy, shame we cant use it to energise the Physical World that we stand upon, imagine how much the Planet would be able to grow with say 3% of 1 person, from over a few billion of us on this World, itll be able to grow SO MUCH!! maybe even food as big as the peach from James and the giant peach movie...such a shame :(

    Beasty 90Beasty 902 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 😈😈😈😈😈🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀

    Darren EdgellDarren Edgell2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ...umm im in a superflat world with pet ravagers....😓😓 IVE SEEN THIS VIDEO SO MANY TIMES!!!!!

    Darren EdgellDarren Edgell2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This theory reminds me of Soul Eater

    Kat KatKat Kat3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me hears unspeakable: WHAT DID I HEAAAR?

    It’s _Wolfplayz YTIt’s _Wolfplayz YT3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "hears vex laughing creeply" me:"scares"😰😰😳😳

    Segundo IkalawaSegundo Ikalawa3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 12:40 good times with scar reference?

    Imperial DudesImperial Dudes3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How can we attack vexes though?

    Bryan Lego productionsBryan Lego productions3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ummmm svan still lives

    June Mar M Tajolosa Jr.June Mar M Tajolosa Jr.3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat: as in, souls, spirits of the dead. William afton: hold my soul formulas.

    Robo Bunny763Robo Bunny7633 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wait didn't you mention how they might've created herobrine in the last theory and said you were going to talk about it in this theory. I understand if you scrapped that idea but you still said that you would talk about that so you want to do something about that. Eh he's probably not going to see this anyways.

    Jacob GJacob G3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please do a theory on how souls work in minecwaft and how skeletons now spawn in the nether alongside wither skeletons

    Joey the lipsJoey the lips3 วันที่ผ่านมา
Game Theory: The Stolen Souls of Minecraft