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


  1. DarkiiP


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

  2. Bayan Yashar Irach

    Bayan Yashar Irach

    16 jam yang lalu

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

  3. Zainab Khawaja

    Zainab Khawaja

    17 jam yang lalu

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

  4. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231

    20 jam yang lalu

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

  5. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231

    20 jam yang lalu

    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.

  6. Shadow Bonnie 231

    Shadow Bonnie 231

    20 jam yang lalu

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

  7. Natalya Angel

    Natalya Angel

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    The inside of the guardian looks like a command block

  8. Jelijo 8015

    Jelijo 8015

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

  9. Big fat Canadian

    Big fat Canadian

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    I was watching this on May the 23

  10. Griphter


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    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

  11. Xx Gacha_Fandoms xX

    Xx Gacha_Fandoms xX

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    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>*

  12. Judy Pacaldo

    Judy Pacaldo

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    Lesson of the day: guardians are holy

  13. Jonny yt

    Jonny yt

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    In my opinion if the guardians are machines-like creatures maybe the golden box is the computer core that controlls them

  14. Giovanni Barajas

    Giovanni Barajas

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    wow it's uh... May 23rd today... interesting..

  15. Liam Wallace

    Liam Wallace

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    i watched this on may 23rd

  16. FABIOLO cz.

    FABIOLO cz.

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    23 Good 13 bad

  17. Wywy :P

    Wywy :P

    2 hari yang lalu

    I want school to be like this lol 🤣🤣🤣

  18. AngeAle Bassist

    AngeAle Bassist

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    Can we talk about how the cunduit has a pulsing sound and whenever the drowned are nearby they get killed?

  19. Devastator GX

    Devastator GX

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    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

  20. ella loser

    ella loser

    2 hari yang lalu

    while he was talking about the number 23,,, it was <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="155">2:35</a>

  21. Margot Lopez

    Margot Lopez

    2 hari yang lalu

    Theroy time: mincraft takes place in ancient mesopotamia

  22. Eric Brann

    Eric Brann

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    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

  23. CandB ly

    CandB ly

    2 hari yang lalu

    <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.

  24. Tracey Carmello

    Tracey Carmello

    2 hari yang lalu

    Huh never thought about that

  25. Mackuncky Extravaganza

    Mackuncky Extravaganza

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  26. DontReadMyName


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    <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.

  27. Noora Kraish

    Noora Kraish

    3 hari yang lalu

    I Muslim and it is Ramadan this month

  28. Hugh Limm

    Hugh Limm

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

  29. Suzy


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    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.

  30. Prince K

    Prince K

    4 hari yang lalu

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

  31. Bonnie da Bunneh

    Bonnie da Bunneh

    4 hari yang lalu

    The beginning escalates very quickly

  32. correct watermelon

    correct watermelon

    4 hari yang lalu

    this is the best intro i've ever seen

  33. chaos LEGO

    chaos LEGO

    4 hari yang lalu

    My birthday is 23 february 2010.

  34. Spiritgate 04

    Spiritgate 04

    5 hari yang lalu

    Quick fact check: the day the Quran was revealed is kept a mystery and is known as Laylat al qadr.

  35. GhostLordRetro


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    the intro is hilarious! Especially <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="14">0:14</a>!

  36. Karen Cook

    Karen Cook

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    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

  37. Meme Thing

    Meme Thing

    5 hari yang lalu

    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*



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  39. Insane Gamer

    Insane Gamer

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  40. CongressGamingINC


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    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

  41. Meme Thing

    Meme Thing

    6 hari yang lalu

    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.

  42. Bob Bob

    Bob Bob

    6 hari yang lalu

    What about 21

  43. beccabenw


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    if you drop a cow

  44. Deleoune Cortez

    Deleoune Cortez

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  45. Maggie Gozum

    Maggie Gozum

    7 hari yang lalu

    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

  46. Ark Rivals

    Ark Rivals

    7 hari yang lalu

    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

  47. Green Letuce

    Green Letuce

    7 hari yang lalu

    Wow, matpat explained Islam better than my religion teacher :)

  48. Luke Schwan

    Luke Schwan

    7 hari yang lalu

    If the monument wasn't originally underwater, Then why are guardians built to swim?

  49. Noval Giovanny

    Noval Giovanny

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    Yes. Ocean monument islamic im too Like if you Are a muslim hehe

  50. ruhen shamraaj

    ruhen shamraaj

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    MatPat: 23 has a magical or mystical significance Me: i was born on the 23rd of January.

  51. Ello World

    Ello World

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    Plot twist the god in minecraft turns out to be notch himself

  52. Theodore Villamin

    Theodore Villamin

    8 hari yang lalu

    I just killed 3 elder guardians...

  53. richelle bolambot

    richelle bolambot

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    Nico Nico nii.....

  54. Capri RamFam

    Capri RamFam

    8 hari yang lalu

    MatPat: in MineCraft, there is so much more than what meets the eye- ^continues to talk about ancient builders and cults^ notch and jeb: 👁 👄 👁

  55. Snow leopard

    Snow leopard

    8 hari yang lalu

    🕋 your very kind even im islamic🇵🇰

  56. JBTBPP 67

    JBTBPP 67

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    Dolphins can suffocate on the ground

  57. Patrick Ryan

    Patrick Ryan

    8 hari yang lalu

    Lasers occlude in water more likely using sonar for defense and sensing.

  58. Meekaaeel1


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

  59. Remi Heller

    Remi Heller

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    Coincidence? I THINK NOT! *Mojang don’t do coincidences*

  60. Nathan Chong

    Nathan Chong

    9 hari yang lalu

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

  61. Myla Delgado

    Myla Delgado

    9 hari yang lalu

    I am firin the the lazar

  62. Speedy Platypus

    Speedy Platypus

    9 hari yang lalu

    These were the days where the virus was not so serious

  63. miley_fairy


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    mojang: *goddammit matpat stop figuring it out*

  64. Hornned Demon

    Hornned Demon

    10 hari yang lalu

    matpat: you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh me: seems liget

  65. Golden_nOOb


    10 hari yang lalu

    "in the meantime remember , that's just a theory, a game theory "

  66. Deathscyther


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    There's actually an obamium skin lol.

  67. Cach 7980

    Cach 7980

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    Aight but, there are multiple Ocean monuments. How u explain that?

  68. Donald MacLennan

    Donald MacLennan

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    I think that the guardians were once block and over time evolved in to real mobs

  69. Autumn Dye

    Autumn Dye

    10 hari yang lalu

    Yes to the zombies no to the building

  70. Mustafa Hadžić

    Mustafa Hadžić

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    It's not rlly 23rd night but some of the last seven days of ramadan

  71. Alexia Pudney

    Alexia Pudney

    10 hari yang lalu

    I just keep replaying the intro. It is the best.

  72. David P. Keyes

    David P. Keyes

    11 hari yang lalu

    Bob the robber on hudgames is very fun but i do not like the adds

  73. Joshua Chan

    Joshua Chan

    11 hari yang lalu

    listen to the sound a guardian makes. it also sounds like a machine. like this comment so mat pat can see.

  74. blobbo


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    you drowned. did you try a giant pole of dirt?

  75. Galaxypuppyplays


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    That was a hot mermaid

  76. Hansel Buchser

    Hansel Buchser

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    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="373">6:13</a> "if you drop a cow it drops ya like cow flesh" HA! MatPat Miss spoke. I hope no one else caught this one.

  77. True Redigit

    True Redigit

    11 hari yang lalu

    Am i The Only one who didnt knew theres gold behind Dark prismarine

  78. Mella_ :3

    Mella_ :3

    12 hari yang lalu

    I got so scared cuz when he was talking about the number 23, I randomly checked my battery on my iPad and it was at 23, is this a sign of some sort😅😂

  79. Ajhumau Gozo

    Ajhumau Gozo

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    Is this really forn 13+ ?

  80. Kaiser wilhelm The minecrafter

    Kaiser wilhelm The minecrafter

    12 hari yang lalu

    You mean red communism