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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  1. Jessica Sanchez

    Jessica Sanchez

    19 mínútum síðan

    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.

  2. Sparkles spice adventures

    Sparkles spice adventures

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Okie time to go outside wash grass then eat it🤣😂

  3. Brittany Miller

    Brittany Miller

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    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

  4. Brittany Miller

    Brittany Miller

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    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

  5. short Entity

    short Entity

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I love his animations in the vids

  6. matty9460


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    The nether has lava as an energy source

  7. Dustin Martin

    Dustin Martin

    17 klukkustundum síðan

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

  8. tunago


    17 klukkustundum síðan

    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

  9. Phoenix  Rising

    Phoenix Rising

    19 klukkustundum síðan


  10. Pixie Ciaran

    Pixie Ciaran

    Degi Síðan síðan

    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



    Degi Síðan síðan

    But couldn't the nether get light and heat energy from lava

  12. Diana Anaid

    Diana Anaid

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Please disappear.

  13. Diana Anaid

    Diana Anaid

    Degi Síðan síðan

    A lot of superficial cheap worthless information. Bad.

  14. Sam McCarty

    Sam McCarty

    Degi Síðan síðan

    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.

  15. David Rutitsky

    David Rutitsky

    Degi Síðan síðan

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

  16. Walker Kids

    Walker Kids

    2 dögum síðan

    Do Minecraft Players have taste buds because they don't seem to be effected by food taste

  17. Ethan Secoy

    Ethan Secoy

    2 dögum síðan

    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

  18. Anosh Yadav

    Anosh Yadav

    2 dögum síðan

    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.

  19. Ripley Brenner

    Ripley Brenner

    2 dögum síðan

    i really thought he was just gonna say heat not souls lol

  20. Autism - How he sees it

    Autism - How he sees it

    2 dögum síðan

    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?

  21. Belayer 46

    Belayer 46

    2 dögum síðan

    Mat do the research find herobrine

  22. Big Drip

    Big Drip

    2 dögum síðan

    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?

  23. Chance Brunton (SireRagnarok)

    Chance Brunton (SireRagnarok)

    3 dögum síðan

    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.

  24. Michael Lampi

    Michael Lampi

    3 dögum síðan

    Even though it shut down a long time ago, I think he should make a theory on Minecraft story mode

  25. Caleb Blomberg (BlueShae)

    Caleb Blomberg (BlueShae)

    3 dögum síðan

    How about a theory about the jungle temples

  26. Μαργαρίτα Δαρζ

    Μαργαρίτα Δαρζ

    3 dögum síðan

    Matpat: But if you think about it there is source of energy in the nether. Me: Lava! Matpat: Souls. Me: D:

  27. Kasel Fowler

    Kasel Fowler

    4 dögum síðan

    You can do a theory about why Steve is immortal

  28. Nuggets51


    4 dögum síðan

    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.

  29. Terror BillyWilly

    Terror BillyWilly

    4 dögum síðan

    So...... Just the plot of doom, right? Neat

  30. NollamaDrama


    4 dögum síðan

    raycon looks cool

  31. MachoLogan


    4 dögum síðan

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

  32. Itzspaceyplayz13


    4 dögum síðan

    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

  33. Niko Cob

    Niko Cob

    4 dögum síðan

    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.

  34. MushiMushi


    4 dögum síðan

    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

  35. sheluvsRex


    4 dögum síðan

    a u d i o f o r k

  36. Ranger Blade

    Ranger Blade

    5 dögum síðan

    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?

  37. Finn Pearson

    Finn Pearson

    5 dögum síðan

    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.

  38. Zoomboy 8z2

    Zoomboy 8z2

    5 dögum síðan

    Welp there is my school work done with energy

  39. Royalwolfknight


    5 dögum síðan

    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

  40. Repubbles McGlonky

    Repubbles McGlonky

    5 dögum síðan

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

  41. Quim Cederick Bacalso

    Quim Cederick Bacalso

    5 dögum síðan

    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.....

  42. Mr Cheesepizza

    Mr Cheesepizza

    5 dögum síðan

    When he said it is the end, I had a mini heart attack

  43. Itz_Just_Savvy


    5 dögum síðan

    Mom, I am learning some Science and at the same time, watching something from ISboths :D

  44. kim_🏳️‍🌈👁️👄👁️


    5 dögum síðan

    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

  45. Gasper0


    5 dögum síðan

    Discord at 6:14, lol

  46. Oxy Gen

    Oxy Gen

    6 dögum síðan

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

  47. medine yoca

    medine yoca

    6 dögum síðan

    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.

  48. Udaykumar Tembhare

    Udaykumar Tembhare

    6 dögum síðan

    Matpat you forgot about geothermal energy, and the Transition of heat into chemical energy and all of that



    6 dögum síðan

    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?

  50. OsirisLegends


    6 dögum síðan

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

  51. Oskar SkovPhillipsen

    Oskar SkovPhillipsen

    6 dögum síðan

    What if glowstone worked like the Sun with energy somehow

  52. The Flooferman

    The Flooferman

    6 dögum síðan

    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?

  53. BenTenerson08


    7 dögum síðan

    Something I realized is that piglins can trade you gold for water bottles and that always confused me 😕

  54. Chubbs McNubbs

    Chubbs McNubbs

    7 dögum síðan

    Please do oldroot

  55. The Legit Potato

    The Legit Potato

    7 dögum síðan

    Anyone know what the intro music is? At 0:37 Please

  56. Dimitar Petrov

    Dimitar Petrov

    7 dögum síðan

    What are blazes

  57. jonjon99. 9

    jonjon99. 9

    7 dögum síðan

    Break the bedrock in the nether and there will be nothing just bedrock floor

  58. beckbroling honiiz

    beckbroling honiiz

    7 dögum síðan

    Tysm for showing the others my fatherland - 1:17

  59. Gel Fial

    Gel Fial

    7 dögum síðan

    Next theory of the ender dragon

  60. 山火事ゲーム


    7 dögum síðan

    11:52 MATTPAT SUS

  61. little bro and big sis

    little bro and big sis

    7 dögum síðan

    Hey matpat have you done a theory about Minecraft story mode

  62. ß_0_ß


    7 dögum síðan

    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.

  63. ß_0_ß


    7 dögum síðan

    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.

  64. Sergey Lukashanets

    Sergey Lukashanets

    7 dögum síðan

    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.

  65. Sergey Lukashanets

    Sergey Lukashanets

    7 dögum síðan

    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.

  66. The Gamming Card Garage

    The Gamming Card Garage

    8 dögum síðan

    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

  67. Nyocz


    8 dögum síðan

    I think we should get an "Axolotl" theory 🙋‍♂️

  68. Alex Lam

    Alex Lam

    8 dögum síðan

    Isnt heat a renewablesource of energy? Cause the nether has plenty of that.

  69. Keith Gamboa

    Keith Gamboa

    8 dögum síðan

    I think i know how the ancient builders made the ender pearls they used the SCULKS the new blocks. I think thats how they made it to the END🧐

  70. Bill Moon

    Bill Moon

    8 dögum síðan

    Source of energy? Hmmm... Let me see... Is there anything in the netherworld that is so high in energy that it literally burns anything and everything in seconds? I don't know Matt. Guess it must have been souls.

  71. Ayaan Khan

    Ayaan Khan

    8 dögum síðan

    waiting for the next one...

  72. Eliyah Cotten

    Eliyah Cotten

    8 dögum síðan

    I was watching old videos and the endermen are old builders is true I googled it

  73. Gabriel Gibby

    Gabriel Gibby

    9 dögum síðan

    I have another solution to the energy problem! G E O T H E R M A L E N E R G Y



    9 dögum síðan

    Hey matpat the new case and clip update just arrived and I think there's a new animal that might be an axolotl with the color of at least the one I found being yellow Well that's just great now apparently Bill Cipher isn't just going to Rick and Morty's universe but is also traveling to Minecraft

  75. Qube Pig

    Qube Pig

    9 dögum síðan

    Can you make a theory about the fossils in minecraft?

  76. Frederick Felt

    Frederick Felt

    9 dögum síðan

    Me wathcing in 2021 in 2 days and realizing it took him 2 years to do the full minecraft lore series

  77. Enagraty


    9 dögum síðan

    I wonder why they refer to the Overworld as the home of the ghasts in an achievement.

  78. ItzWaterWheelz


    9 dögum síðan

    GAME THEORY: Why do piglins zombify when coming to the overworld?

  79. Migixkem Jord

    Migixkem Jord

    9 dögum síðan

    Please add these 2 more evidence of creepers being unnatural being 1. They drop disc when killed by skeletons 2. If you got to Spectator mode and right click to see the perspective of the creeper it's perspective is green and slightly *PIXELATED*

  80. Sterling Di Bianca

    Sterling Di Bianca

    9 dögum síðan


  81. James Exequel Custudio

    James Exequel Custudio

    9 dögum síðan

    5:08 imagine your phone is your beard and you can just take it off to watch your channel HAHA 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  82. B R U H S T R I P E

    B R U H S T R I P E

    9 dögum síðan

    I always imagined that the Warped forests were just diseased versions of the crimson forests. Thats why Piglins and hoglins don’t like it, it’s diseased.

  83. Regidrago


    9 dögum síðan




    9 dögum síðan

    ME: thinking is just a game.

  85. Ryan Dehle

    Ryan Dehle

    9 dögum síðan

    No geothermal energy?

  86. prstem Gaming

    prstem Gaming

    10 dögum síðan

    What if were one of the people of the lost civilization and we stayed behind to keep the others safe by taking some of the eyes to close the portal but after doing that got knocked out by something and because we are knocked out and we get put in a coma that takes us generations wake up from and we can't respawn until we wake up so we pretty much travel in that coma we get amnesia and forget all about who we are and what happened and because of the amnisa we do things differently allowing us to gain fighting abilities to keep us safe

  87. VisseNekku


    10 dögum síðan

    All this talk about how burning calories would exceed the intake, and yet this thought doesn't seem to cross his mind for Wall-E, where humans would supposedly eat exclusively humans.

  88. Wenzzzy


    10 dögum síðan

    Minecraft: “Hey guys! Nether updates here, yaaaaay! Game Theory: “Oh my god souls ascaping

  89. azmil azam

    azmil azam

    10 dögum síðan

    How living things would eat a soul if they were light

  90. The Creature Called Pete

    The Creature Called Pete

    10 dögum síðan

    Minecraft theory: Steve can't be infected because zombies are the result of magic and not a virus (Steve is immune to curses), that would also explain why witches and evokers can't curse you. That would also mean Steve is also a magical being, which he is since he can enchant things and make potions.

  91. Gacha life Msp

    Gacha life Msp

    10 dögum síðan

    I just thought this why are we in the middle of nowhere?

  92. Zander Miller

    Zander Miller

    10 dögum síðan

    My theory is that there is a cycle for the ancient builders that one survivor can bring them back to what they truly are and undo any affects that happened to them like the teleportation and the undead

  93. Why Not Bby

    Why Not Bby

    10 dögum síðan

    what if steve and alex well and anyone who ever joins a server in Minecraft is actually a soldier of some sort sent and or teleported to the over world to fix and or survive everything like in the show the 100 and that's why they are so powerful and why there are no such thing as children except from the villigers idk just a thought

  94. Logan Farmer

    Logan Farmer

    11 dögum síðan

    It has to be the core because think, the bottom of overworld? BEDROCK! Top of nether? BEDROCK

  95. E Z

    E Z

    11 dögum síðan

    5:15 no one gonna talk about how someone ate a pizza whole, and didn’t take a single bite.

  96. Hanip Mahayudin

    Hanip Mahayudin

    11 dögum síðan

    Hey i got theory ancient debris is a bone not a ore but a bone. ok we see in soul sand valley there a lot fo bone. ok so my thoery is ancient debris is a bone from titan like zombie titan



    11 dögum síðan

    what about herobrine ? ._.

  98. Teshay Walker

    Teshay Walker

    11 dögum síðan

    “The nether is powered by souls” *Fnaf fans intensifies*

  99. Teshay Walker

    Teshay Walker

    11 dögum síðan

    “The nether is powered by souls” *Fnaf fans intensifies*

  100. Slothi Deathi

    Slothi Deathi

    11 dögum síðan

    you don't need a supernatural explanation as souls to explain an ecosystem without sunlight we have here on earth on the deep caves, organisms that live their whole life without ever see the sun, are they feeding on souls? no, they are not! so how they get their nutrients? the answer is bacteria! those ecosystems have goo of bacteria because those bacteria evolved to not depend on the sunlight, these bacteria goo feed fish, fungi, bats, insects, and any other organism that lives in there, you might ask what those bacteria get their energy from? and the answer is pretty simple, mainly hydrogen sulfide, combined with oxygen, and they can get these from the soil or water pounds, even plants don't get their lives from the sun, the sun just makes possible the photosynthesis, that helps the plants get nutrients from the soil, you can have a plant with all the sun in the world if the soil has no nutrients, the plant will die, the same for animals, when you eat a plant you aren't eating the energy of the plant you are eating the plant's nutrients that will be converted in energy, so yeah your theory debunked because it is 100% possible to have a world without sunlight and still support life, the only unexplained thing in nether is how organisms can develop without water, BUT HEY THAT IS JUST A THEORY! A BIOLOGY THEORY!