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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  • Adrian Connor
    Adrian Connor

    I didn't expect my religion to show up

  • Shadow soulless
    Shadow soulless

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

  • Alexis the True Gamer 007 Lel
    Alexis the True Gamer 007 Lel

    This intro is kinda funny

  • Reife - Z
    Reife - Z


  • VictimZ00

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

  • DBK

    Praise the Almighty Sponge-Bob.

  • gestofarmer

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

  • No Stop it
    No Stop it

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

  • Its Under9000
    Its Under9000

    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

  • Guillermina Hernandez
    Guillermina Hernandez

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

  • Mohmed Alaa
    Mohmed Alaa

    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

  • Mantha Mae
    Mantha Mae

    <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"

  • r6 god
    r6 god

    I'm a Christian

  • Stargazer 199
    Stargazer 199

    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

  • Crispy Nugget
    Crispy Nugget

    <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.

  • EmirGamesLD

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

  • shaheda mili
    shaheda mili

    why do i feel so proud right now...

  • Korey HasApples
    Korey HasApples

    tbh the inside of a guardian looks like a command block


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

  • Jayvyn Tun
    Jayvyn Tun

    Zombies can't drown

  • Finlay Antonys
    Finlay Antonys

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

  • Not Lucas
    Not Lucas

    So is no one going to talk about Obama prism?

  • gamer guy
    gamer guy

    Husked are desert zombies.


    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


    No 16 minutes

  • triadic vendetta
    triadic vendetta

    Im an islam and you are right on the quran

  • Taeyra Lysimth
    Taeyra Lysimth

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

  • SecretPerson 59
    SecretPerson 59

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

  • Neo Nator
    Neo Nator

    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…

  • thurman Weaver
    thurman Weaver

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

  • mido xd
    mido xd

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

  • Lydia Hurst
    Lydia Hurst

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

  • Jack McNicholl
    Jack McNicholl

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

  • Straw H Luffy
    Straw H Luffy

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

  • Lyss

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

  • mr fazmeme
    mr fazmeme

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

  • Dark panda
    Dark panda

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

  • Eser

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

  • Caroline Payne
    Caroline Payne

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


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

  • Mr. Mango
    Mr. Mango

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

  • LeftHandClutch

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

  • zaim jofri
    zaim jofri

    I just like how this guy is pronounce Kaaba wrongly XD

  • iiUnknown Past
    iiUnknown Past

    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.

  • Commander Quin
    Commander Quin

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

  • Azfar Moin
    Azfar Moin

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

  • Dragoncatswag

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

  • Krzysztof BĄKOWSKI
    Krzysztof BĄKOWSKI

    The inside of the elder guardian looks like a command block

  • RAY 0606 R
    RAY 0606 R

    Can matpat solve the piggy true ending?

  • Jesse Zawitkowski
    Jesse Zawitkowski

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

  • Elvira Velasquez
    Elvira Velasquez

    What if fishes control the guardians

  • Sergej Press Start
    Sergej Press Start

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

  • Just a Wendigo With an iPhone
    Just a Wendigo With an iPhone

    I was so blasted while watching this

  • Taco YEET
    Taco YEET


  • Reagan Larson
    Reagan Larson

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

  • Jerry

    Steve is muslim confirmed

  • Tim the American panda
    Tim the American panda

    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)

  • x Pug
    x Pug

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

  • Tahira Parveen
    Tahira Parveen

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

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy

    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?

  • The Northern Player
    The Northern Player

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

  • 123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p
    123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p

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

  • Dell Conagher
    Dell Conagher

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

  • _ Ra Gacha _
    _ Ra Gacha _

    <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"

  • Tadpole Milk
    Tadpole Milk


  • Cj Rojo
    Cj Rojo

    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

  • damprye gothica
    damprye gothica

    You never got back to the sponges

  • CuriousDoesAnimations

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

  • William Nicholas
    William Nicholas

    YAAAAAAHHHHHSSSSSS bernie YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHSSSSSSS psst watch this for an explanation

  • DarkiiP

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

  • Bayan Yashar Irach
    Bayan Yashar Irach

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

  • Zainab Khawaja
    Zainab Khawaja

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

  • Shadow Bonnie 231
    Shadow Bonnie 231

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

  • Shadow Bonnie 231
    Shadow Bonnie 231

    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 231
    Shadow Bonnie 231

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

  • Natalya Angel
    Natalya Angel

    The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

  • Jelijo 8015
    Jelijo 8015

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

  • Big fat Canadian
    Big fat Canadian

    I was watching this on May the 23

  • Griphter

    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