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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  • The Flooferman
    The Flooferman2 klukkustundum 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?

  • BenTenerson08
    BenTenerson089 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Chubbs McNubbs
    Chubbs McNubbs11 klukkustundum síðan

    Please do oldroot

  • The Legit Potato
    The Legit Potato11 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Dimitar Petrov
    Dimitar Petrov12 klukkustundum síðan

    What are blazes

  • jonjon99. 9
    jonjon99. 912 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Baguette Croissant
    Baguette Croissant17 klukkustundum síðan

    Tysm for showing the others my fatherland - 1:17

  • Gel Fial
    Gel Fial17 klukkustundum síðan

    Next theory of the ender dragon

  • 山火事ゲーム
    山火事ゲーム23 klukkustundum síðan

    11:52 MATTPAT SUS

  • little bro and big sis
    little bro and big sisDegi Síðan síðan

    Hey matpat have you done a theory about Minecraft story mode

  • ß_0_ß
    ß_0_ßDegi Síðan 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.

  • ß_0_ß
    ß_0_ßDegi Síðan 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.

  • Sergey Lukashanets
    Sergey LukashanetsDegi Síðan 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.

  • Sergey Lukashanets
    Sergey LukashanetsDegi Síðan 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.

  • The Gamming Card Garage
    The Gamming Card GarageDegi Síðan 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

  • Nyocz
    NyoczDegi Síðan síðan

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

  • Alex Lam
    Alex LamDegi Síðan síðan

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

  • Keith Gamboa
    Keith GamboaDegi Síðan 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🧐

  • Bill Moon
    Bill Moon2 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.

  • Ayaan Khan
    Ayaan Khan2 dögum síðan

    waiting for the next one...

  • Eliyah Cotten
    Eliyah Cotten2 dögum síðan

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

  • Gabriel Gibby
    Gabriel Gibby2 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

    INVADER ZIM2 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

  • Qube Pig
    Qube Pig2 dögum síðan

    Can you make a theory about the fossils in minecraft?

  • Frederick Felt
    Frederick Felt2 dögum síðan

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

  • Enagraty
    Enagraty2 dögum síðan

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

  • ItzWaterWheelz
    ItzWaterWheelz2 dögum síðan

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

  • Migixkem Jord
    Migixkem Jord2 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*

  • Sterling Di Bianca
    Sterling Di Bianca2 dögum síðan


  • James Exequel Custudio
    James Exequel Custudio2 dögum síðan

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

  • B R U H S T R I P E
    B R U H S T R I P E2 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.

  • Regidrago
    Regidrago2 dögum síðan


    AMMAR FAYYAD BIN AIZAT Moe2 dögum síðan

    ME: thinking is just a game.

  • Ryan Dehle
    Ryan Dehle3 dögum síðan

    No geothermal energy?

  • prstem Gaming
    prstem Gaming3 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

  • VisseNekku
    VisseNekku3 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.

  • Wenzzzy
    Wenzzzy3 dögum síðan

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

  • azmil azam
    azmil azam4 dögum síðan

    How living things would eat a soul if they were light

  • The Creature Called Pete
    The Creature Called Pete4 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.

  • Gacha life Msp
    Gacha life Msp4 dögum síðan

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

  • Zander Miller
    Zander Miller4 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

  • Why Not Bby
    Why Not Bby4 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

  • Logan Farmer
    Logan Farmer4 dögum síðan

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

  • E Z
    E Z4 dögum síðan

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

  • Hanip Mahayudin
    Hanip Mahayudin4 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

    MUSTAFA XD4 dögum síðan

    what about herobrine ? ._.

  • Teshay Walker
    Teshay Walker4 dögum síðan

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

  • Teshay Walker
    Teshay Walker4 dögum síðan

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

  • Slothi Deathi
    Slothi Deathi5 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!

  • Odin Johnson
    Odin Johnson5 dögum síðan

    I think Matt pat won’t but I think it would be interesting for him to see if the world of abberation from ARK:Survival evolved would substain itself without the tek structures

  • TheoryOfAwesome
    TheoryOfAwesome5 dögum síðan

    What about the official minecraft hacks book that states that the nether is below the overworld??

  • That Guy
    That Guy5 dögum síðan

    So there is no sun to give energy but hear me out what if glow stone is a form of artificial light that could provide the energy needed BOOM new video

    ALICE BEPLAY5 dögum síðan

    Can you make a theory about the adbanouded villages sorry for my spelling

    3SXOPE GAMING5 dögum síðan 4:27 might give u guys a good episode from old mob textures

  • General Skywalker
    General Skywalker5 dögum síðan

    so i have two question 1- if the old Civilization people are all dead. who are we who is steve where did he come from who are his parents 2- there is people that can build in minecraft story mode so are they in an other world or what

  • Johnathan Kuznar
    Johnathan Kuznar5 dögum síðan

    This theory is actually wrong piglins are afraid of soul campfires and soul lanterns and hoglins are afraid of warped fungus and they are both afraid of soul energy so maybe hoglins are mutated versions of piglins and they’re angry so maybe piglins are messing with they’re own species wich created hoglins

  • eddie Fernando
    eddie Fernando5 dögum síðan

    Minecrafters when NetherLands Exists but never been there: *Packs Safety Gear and Gold which is fake*

  • Nightmare
    Nightmare5 dögum síðan

    Mat pat: you can't get obsidian in nether, because there is no water there Ruind portal: am I a joke to you?

  • TreguardD
    TreguardD5 dögum síðan

    It's time for the next Minecraft theory.

  • Friede
    Friede6 dögum síðan

    A middle world would be interesting 😲

  • Gareth Orris
    Gareth Orris6 dögum síðan

    Can we get a lore on music discs and specifically pigstep?

  • Vinny Grossoehme
    Vinny Grossoehme6 dögum síðan

    I gotta ask where does Alex fit into all this

  • Koko
    Koko6 dögum síðan

    Just saying, chlorophyll could theoretically evolve in different colors under certain environmental circumstances

  • Jacob Knight
    Jacob Knight6 dögum síðan

    Necromantic Dyson Spheres are no sustainable form of life!

  • NinjaTimeGamer!
    NinjaTimeGamer!6 dögum síðan

    Is matpat going to make a theory on how Steve or Alex respawn?

  • spark do3s_yt
    spark do3s_yt6 dögum síðan

    Theory) what if the souls are (or were) the ancient builders

  • Selena •
    Selena •6 dögum síðan

    these are the only youtube videos i don’t get bored watching

  • Selena •

    Selena •

    6 dögum síðan

    like he talks fast enough that’s i can keep listening

  • Ice plus
    Ice plus6 dögum síðan

    Random thought. What if in Minecraft phantoms are not real, you’re just going crazy from not sleeping and when they attack you it’s just your mental health. I’m not sure if someone has already said this theory tho.

  • jason reynolds
    jason reynolds7 dögum síðan

    Mat pat do a theory on old root it is scary and I think it still doesn't have an awnser

  • CraftyKid
    CraftyKid7 dögum síðan

    It was in a book that my dad read which you should see it it is like crazy I don’t know if it’s a book or I don’t know can you just find it and saw it in the Minecraft

  • CraftyKid
    CraftyKid7 dögum síðan

    And that connects to what you’re saying

  • CraftyKid
    CraftyKid7 dögum síðan

    There was a believe back in the time that below the earth there was a civilization

  • Daryan Tabor
    Daryan Tabor7 dögum síðan

    MatPat noooo. You missed a huuuuge source of energy. Lava. Green sulfur bacteria around geothermal vents use chemical energy (hydrogen sulfide) and light to survive. Lava has both of these things, and in great abundance in Nether.

  • FP Pitt
    FP Pitt7 dögum síðan

    And we are builders we’re descendants from them but we’re still them we can brake stuff there and put stuff here

  • FP Pitt
    FP Pitt7 dögum síðan

    For my minecraft type,pocket edition wardens and copper and axolotl stuff don’t exist...YET they’ll come in about 5 days! Can’t wait for the update!

  • FP Pitt
    FP Pitt7 dögum síðan

    The some ancient builders scattered to the nether and they rested in the soul sand and turned into skeletons and zombies and husks and there pets turned into phantoms and the builders also turned into...WITHER SKELETONS!

  • Franta Svoboda
    Franta Svoboda7 dögum síðan

    When will we finaly get a raycon lore video

  • Nikola Brigjaj
    Nikola Brigjaj7 dögum síðan

    I'm about to start a new theory,what if the pillagers and piglins are connected?

  • X - TRON
    X - TRON7 dögum síðan

    I watched through the sponsor thinking there was more lore after it 🤣

  • Excalibur9MM
    Excalibur9MM7 dögum síðan

    Its funny how they dont talk about how they made lava

  • zomzomino
    zomzomino7 dögum síðan

    i think minecraft symbolizes life. the minecraft villages have yellow and white. white symbolizes innocence and yellow symbolizes happiness. the minecraft villages are life. people will defend kids and be nice to them, which is what iron golems are supposed to represent. the monsters in the overworld symbolize growing up. the illagers represent puberty. the nether represents being an adult. everything you see is sadder. the soul sand symbolizes your expended knowledge of death, and the plants represent the happiness. going back to the overworld symbolizes becoming an elder, and how everything is like childhood. you are not in full strenght. the end symbolizes becoming so old you have danger in everything. the dragon symbolizes disease which you need to fight off, and the 2nd end portal, the last thing you see before you finish the game, symbolizes dying at piece.

  • Warden
    Warden7 dögum síðan

    Would it be possible to tell how far into the future minecraft takes place by calculating how long it takes for 1 cubic meter of obsidian to decay from the ruined portals and how long it takes farm animals to evolve back into wild animals, and then calculating the number in between, those two events?

  • TwojaUlubionaRyba
    TwojaUlubionaRyba7 dögum síðan

    lol white (and black) things are prettier than colorful things, so i don't really see any advantage here :V

    DIPTANGSHU SARKAR7 dögum síðan

    Warped-War-Warden powered by souls

  • CyberKnight465
    CyberKnight4657 dögum síðan


  • Lovie Hawkins
    Lovie Hawkins7 dögum síðan

    The next theory should be The Legend Of Herobrine!!! My theory: A long time ago there was a race of builders and the old Mojang was apart of the builders. Notch's bother was the leader of the fighters and his name was Brine one day in the Nether (He🏒🏒) Brine was looking for Netheright to upgrade their already strong diamond armor when a ghast attacked him and he fell into the lava. Notch tried to save him but was stoped trying by the old builders. Just barely alive Brine got out of the lava just in time and was trying to get back to the portal but now he has hate for them he even thought that his bother abandon him they thought he was dead. But then he say a gem he thought it was Netheright so picked it up but then it happened A flashing light came and all of sudden Brine changed in to Herobrine and got godly powers The Bang also gave rise to the blaze caption and the blaze's but also made devils they be came Herobrine's army! The soldiers were named the Fight Incorporation Right Executioners Or F.I.R.E for short and was giving a pet named He🏒🏒 and ruled the Nether for years as a threat to everything except for the neutral or hostile mobs.The End Like if you want Game theory to see 👇🏾

  • Anim3Dragon
    Anim3Dragon7 dögum síðan

    I have a theory about the mushrooms in the nether. Plants in the normal world go through photosynthesis where they convert sunlight into chemical energy, right? Well what if the plants in the nether harvested heat energy from the lava and transformed by using their own form of photosynthesis it into energy? That would make sense!

  • プンくん「ちゃねる」
    プンくん「ちゃねる」8 dögum síðan

    How about a “Witch lore theory”

  • Henry Rosier
    Henry Rosier8 dögum síðan

    that makes no sense. the accheeviment for entering the nether is "we need to go deeper

  • Dreena Tovar
    Dreena Tovar8 dögum síðan

    When is the next Minecraft Lire vid?

  • Jason
    Jason8 dögum síðan

    Hey matpat I figured out that hoglins are afraid of soul light just something you can therize on😁

  • The kingofworms
    The kingofworms8 dögum síðan

    Wait, does he actually use that skin? (Because it’s so cool!)

  • Mathew Ramirez
    Mathew Ramirez8 dögum síðan

    I knew he was going to say souls

  • Cian 22
    Cian 228 dögum síðan

    Shoutout to the animators of these videos, just watching the tiniest little animations add so much and it’s so tedious so shoutout to them for putting in that effort

  • Preston Wang
    Preston Wang8 dögum síðan

    I have another Minecraft theory. Maybe it was LEGO at some point. Here's my theory. An exiled God saw a lego world that was abandoned. He takes pity and (since he wanted them to actually be able to move) puts them in a digital world. The God then leaves. Some people were contempt with their life, but some weren't. All of them die, blah blah blah. The God returns and wonders why there are so few people, so he sends Steve on a mission to find the truth and/or defeat whatever killed the explorers (although the Wither forced them into hiding, the God doesn't know because he was away so long).

    THE GREAT GAURDIAN8 dögum síðan

    I'm sorry I was so rude I usually don't say things fully so the nether portal needs obsidian and a f*ck ton of energy and in minecraft you can only lose calories iron gold and diamonds have enough power to throw away an unlimited infinite beacon light and obsidian has energy too there is the crying obsidian which is literally a cracked obsidian and it shines with energy

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Artificial Intelligence8 dögum síðan

    Game theory idea: Warped forest is warped, continually suplied with water so why are enderman so abundant?

  • CATX
    CATX8 dögum síðan

    One thing about the endportal frames, it's made of endstone and endstone doesn't generate in the overworld.

  • alex curry
    alex curry8 dögum síðan

    i like ISsofts channels that do sponsors so i can just skip them. :)

  • Finn Storm
    Finn Storm8 dögum síðan

    Let's hope the Nether only gets the souls of the dead enties, which died in the nether. Bc if it gets souls from everywhere, then mc is for sure the most terrifying horror game of all time. The fate of all mc mobs would be horrifying, but mojang still says it's not the underworld?!