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. mr fastlane23
    mr fastlane23
    30 minutes ago

    Hey what if one seed is just a part of the overworld.

  2. Vortex Void
    Vortex Void
    Hour ago

    1, fungus are getting energy from the contamination of the nether (one teory is bc netherite). 2, piglin eates meat and a proof is they put in chests of bastions cooked meat, why they cook the meat if is not to eat?. 3, soulsand is only used for energy only for nether wart and that is only alchemy. 4, warped forest was created transforming the milleniar crimson forests by the endermans after the war against the dragons. 5, strider dont lets you ride it, he is wanting the fungus in the stick, like pigs do. 6, i dont know a lot of endermans but the normal theory is they are the people who lost the war against dragons (i dont have a lot of proof for that). 7, you are not explaining about how use the energy of the souls. 8, beds explode because nether has other rules and steve cant use beds there to use his inmortality power. bad theory

  3. CD
    3 hours ago

    Im beging you pls do a Henry Stickman pne

    5 hours ago

    i was like "is this Game Theory or Food Theory channel?😂"

  5. the shadow of dark
    the shadow of dark
    7 hours ago

    So i was just thinking and watching all your Minecraft theories and i had the thought if what you said about the enderman being human when they went to the end..then how did the pillers get built and how the end crystals were placed and where did the ender dragon came to be..

  6. golden rose
    golden rose
    7 hours ago

    Possible theory idea:how tough is Steve cuz he can take arrows anywhere,survive in lava for a good few secs,be set a blaze and not have his skin cook and last of all running in armor

  7. anita chandra
    anita chandra
    8 hours ago

    hey mat pat could you make a theory about herobrine pls pls pls

  8. Sohaan jagasia
    Sohaan jagasia
    13 hours ago

    Hey, mat pat! I have a theory idea for the lore. maybe you can do it on the Farland? It will be a great part for the lore

  9. crazy asian
    crazy asian
    13 hours ago

    My theory of the disk 11 is this: -?- "panicing" "running" but from who? The disk starts a -?- running from something. After that. The -?- stops and getting something in -gender- bag something metalic In that version theres only a compas, clock, and flint and steal. For me -gender- pulls out a flint and steal and pulls out a peace of paper to right something and he starts to run he goes faster and faster until at the last seconds you hear a dying noice you hear it like this /\/\ It goes up and down then up again Then compare it to a death of an enderman its the same thing Just like creepers All the disks were made by mobs Every mpb records a disk like the ender but recording its makes the mob die in the process. When the guys pillers up he killed the enderman. And the enderman drops the recorder and the disk fell and gets broken. Also it ended in 1 min 11 sec and 111 milisec

  10. Earthy
    14 hours ago

    Minecraft universe heh we be blocky how do I like them apples

  11. Gachas Origin
    Gachas Origin
    17 hours ago

    Part of Matpats Schedule : *breath*

  12. Aidan Vichinsky
    Aidan Vichinsky
    19 hours ago

    If the ecosystem is losing energy, where is that energy going? Energy can neither be created or destroyed, so what happens to it when it is 'lost'?

  13. McCrafty
    20 hours ago

    The Mobestiary mentions Skeleton Horsemen being an omen of the end of the world.

  14. Derby Racer
    Derby Racer
    21 hour ago

    “The action of digestion burns calories” Me eating a whole bag of Cheetos: Fitness is my passion

  15. Giovanni Pomales
    Giovanni Pomales
    Day ago

    soul sand takes the player’s energy and so when the player gets the soul sand they make the wither and the more power it get the stronger the wither

  16. Giovanni Pomales
    Giovanni Pomales
    Day ago

    Matpat alway right

  17. Jayden Roberts
    Jayden Roberts
    Day ago

    Actually a viable energy source for the nether could be geothermal. The fungal could feed on complex organic molecules created from underground. Heat is what is used by plants to synthesise glucose from more basic molecules, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume the unique fungi from the nether do something similar and therefore act as primary consumers AND scavengers. The reason they appear on the suface instead of underground closer to their energy source may be because there is a specific molecule only found in the pockets of air that is required for thermosynthesis such as those high in oxygen or sulfur. We know they exist because Steve can breathe there

  18. Jayden Roberts
    Jayden Roberts
    Day ago

    The ratio of efficiency for chicken meat is 9:2 as decimals being used in fractions is considered bad mathematical grammar. Theory debunked

  19. Yahya Kader
    Yahya Kader
    Day ago

    minecraft is just a GAME

  20. sam frost
    sam frost
    Day ago

    gut response to the primary energy source for the nether - chemosynthesis or some way for the fungi to make use of lava for fuel

  21. oraj aklahan
    oraj aklahan
    Day ago

    What about geothermal energy though?

  22. NoverMaC
    Day ago

    uhhh isn't there geothermal energy?

  23. Jonathan The Beast
    Jonathan The Beast
    Day ago

    Hey Matthew Patrick you should do a game theroy video on slitherio

  24. Learning Unity
    Learning Unity
    Day ago

    1:17 G E K O L O N I S E E R D

  25. Cindie Larsen
    Cindie Larsen
    Day ago

    Where did the Wither go?

  26. Hexagen
    Day ago

    As a Dutch guy, i thought my land would show up. Though Minecraft is great also

  27. Tigers Team
    Tigers Team
    Day ago

    I have question how are creepers created?

  28. Finito Ackermann
    Finito Ackermann
    Day ago

    10:08 that’s actually kinda cool if u remember before the 1.16 update the nether didn’t have warped forests or anything so it’s like in that update the ancient race of builders came and changed it

  29. Yi han Tan
    Yi han Tan
    Day ago

    Is it just me, or did I learn all this here in Singapore by 11 ywars old?

  30. Kirby lover
    Kirby lover
    Day ago

    6:50 wait so all humans are freeloaders?

  31. Stormtrooper TK-5331.
    Stormtrooper TK-5331.
    Day ago

    I love how he has analyze Mario’s toes on his schedule...

  32. Yad Tube
    Yad Tube
    Day ago

    A random thing to say but if you listen carefully in the Nether you may hear something like radioactive sound thing 😅

  33. Silenced ._.
    Silenced ._.
    Day ago

    What about... perhaps... just... GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

  34. Starzone2003
    Day ago

    I have a question. idk if its simple answer or not. but in recent updates (idk how recent) end fortresses seem to either be under the ocean or in villages, at least in bedrock. why?

  35. GamerBlake21
    2 days ago

    Cant you use the lava in the nether as a source of energy since it puts out radiation or energy

  36. AMVS24
    2 days ago

    Hey MatPat, have you ever thought of doing a theory on the blazes? It's weird that their the only mob in the entire game that doesn't spawn naturally. It can only spwan though spawners in a fortress

  37. 11974-Nyaz Hayssam Safar
    11974-Nyaz Hayssam Safar
    2 days ago

    I have a question. How do diamonds spawn in nether fortresses and bastions?

  38. Alisina Norouzi
    Alisina Norouzi
    2 days ago

    Welcome Internet welcome to game theory

  39. Crispy
    2 days ago

    When I was 8 years old (5 yrs ago), I predicted that the nether was in the sun.......................

  40. Michelle Gong
    Michelle Gong
    2 days ago

    What’s up with phantoms!?

  41. Asser Ahmed
    Asser Ahmed
    2 days ago

    I think the nether is the over world but upside down and it might be the over world but a nuke made it the nether or u are right this is just a theorie

  42. Vocalic Woof
    Vocalic Woof
    2 days ago

    How does mending work?

  43. Monix
    2 days ago

    I will never play minecraft ever again cuz of this and the music of it

  44. Monix
    2 days ago

    Much more scary thing of minecraft is the music

    1. Monix
      2 days ago

      Thats playing

  45. DrewsNews /Drewsicle
    DrewsNews /Drewsicle
    2 days ago

    Matpat, can you do a theory on blazes and shulkers? Because there's something about them that makes me think that they're related in some way...

  46. LI POK HONG李博康
    LI POK HONG李博康
    2 days ago

    Make a natural theorist! Talking about nature and stuff

  47. jaybee tiamson
    jaybee tiamson
    2 days ago

    somehow this reminds me of dark souls

  48. axolotl idk
    axolotl idk
    2 days ago

    Look when you go to the nether the achevmint [we need to go DEEPer

  49. StaticBolt
    2 days ago

    My theory is that the warped forest biome is a crimson forest biome that is warped by the end, that would explain the roots in the biome are similar to the chorus plant and why endetman are so abundant.

  50. Fluffy
    2 days ago

    *sun* ima firein my Lazar

  51. jamie meijerink
    jamie meijerink
    2 days ago

    The netherlands lets go 🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱 Wilhelmus van nassau en ben ik van duitsen bloed😂

  52. Wenzy Nardz
    Wenzy Nardz
    2 days ago


  53. Timothy Tardie
    Timothy Tardie
    2 days ago

    Wow is it just me but can matpat talk faster than when I last watched him?

  54. Trevor Eklof
    Trevor Eklof
    3 days ago

    Bruh as is the geothermal power you could draw from a planet literally made of lava can't sustain the ecosystem, many deep ocean ecosystem draw on geothermal vents instead of the sun

  55. 4b8d
    3 days ago

    i havent watched past three minutes where he proved the nether is not below the minecraft but this bodes a lot worse than it appears. every possible "clue" led us to believe that it was below. it was undoubted and almost universally agreed on thats how strong the evidence was for it and yet we were stilll wrong. what does that say about every other theory that was based on evidence and clues?

  56. GemStone Studios
    GemStone Studios
    3 days ago

    So if the Ender dragon is keeping the Enderman aka the builders oppressed Who built the towers that Heal the dragon and Also on Console Who built the Big Structures you spawn in in a tutorial world cause they constantly up date along with the game like someone is updating them but not the player

  57. Adventures of Nyx and Kaiyō
    Adventures of Nyx and Kaiyō
    3 days ago

    Pls do a child of light

  58. VoidReaper
    3 days ago

    Just saying, one of the piglins trades actually help with this theory, I was messing around and trading with piglins, and one gave me a water bottle, which means that they must have found a way to harvest water in the nether, and unless they found a way to change the entire form of lava, they must have harvested it from a warped forest.

  59. Herman Bakke-Jakobsen
    Herman Bakke-Jakobsen
    3 days ago

    While i like your theory i feel you kinda forgot about bacteria that live off geothermal energy and minerals at the bottom of earths oceans. A plant doing something similar could provide the energy you need in the nether

  60. Yosh Gaming
    Yosh Gaming
    3 days ago

    I always wonder how Piglins are able to get water bottles in the nether when there's no source of water in the nether. It's both confusing and weird at the same time. Actually on that same topic, how are Piglins able to get potions of Fire Breathing? They need brewing stands, which we don't see anywhere in the nether, and they also need bottles full of water, which then comes back to the question: How are Piglins able to get Water in the nether?

  61. Nate Cruzado
    Nate Cruzado
    3 days ago

    Matpat can't the plants use thermal or chemical energy that a thing I learn about it a few week ago plant that grow under water or under ground use thermal or chemical energy to survive can't the plant in the nether do the same also love your vidoes

  62. Retr0of
    3 days ago

    I am from the Netherlands, and boy I like the joke, greetings from the windmills, and I am watching this with a nice peace of cheese!

  63. John Raven
    John Raven
    3 days ago

    But were comes all the heat?

  64. Avyukt PANDEY
    Avyukt PANDEY
    3 days ago

    make a roblox theory

  65. unstrafe
    3 days ago

    G e k o l o n i s e e r d 🇳🇱

  66. reviewedclamp27 ml
    reviewedclamp27 ml
    3 days ago

    Oh hewl yeah the netherlands :) im dutch its great

  67. Jetstream Lee
    Jetstream Lee
    3 days ago

    Netherrack is fleshy. The fungi are growing on eldritch material.

  68. Valerie Ziegler
    Valerie Ziegler
    3 days ago

    Hey matpat I found a book that might help the creeper theory about them being Egyptian creations the book is called "Minecraft handbook guide" on page 44. If this help your welcome and your my favorite channel.

  69. Velocity
    3 days ago

    Hey Matpat, I think it's interesting to point out that both endermen and wither skeletons have similar heights, as in they need at least 3 blocks high to stand. I think it supports your theory of them both being remnants of the ancient builders. Still, I always wondered why zombies had the exact same clothes as steve, and zombies and skeletons are shorter than endermen and wither skeletons so i guess maybe you're right that their the creations of the illagers?

  70. Gremlin Soup
    Gremlin Soup
    3 days ago

    Don’t you love eating with yours ears

    3 days ago

    Overworld = over Nether = under End = more over Also overworld =through

  72. Minecraft the op Fhokes
    Minecraft the op Fhokes
    3 days ago

    1st harvest souls to make freinds 2nd 2 soul sand blocks 3rd PUMPKIN ON TOP

  73. Minecraft the op Fhokes
    Minecraft the op Fhokes
    3 days ago

    6:30 lol

  74. Minecraft the op Fhokes
    Minecraft the op Fhokes
    3 days ago

    Not really, We don’t know what is up there but it’s not possible to find out that quickly

  75. Minecraft the op Fhokes
    Minecraft the op Fhokes
    3 days ago

    It is just a big cloud above the nether

  76. Testing123
    3 days ago

    I miss the old intro.

  77. xNight_441
    3 days ago

    Make an episode about whos steve/ours parents and why we survived and not the prher people because it seem like the other humans left for a long time ago so it must have been or are other people because how else could we be born

  78. bethany kowalski
    bethany kowalski
    4 days ago

    I have theroy why when u have pumpkin on your head and u look at a ender it wont attack u because is thinks your an iron golem.

  79. SkeleToonz X
    SkeleToonz X
    4 days ago

    Ok so, because energy and mass can’t be created or destroyed, that doesn’t mean any energy is lost in the cycle. Just converted into alternate forms, but my guess is that other mobs in the nether can use this energy, thus contributing to the cycle. A lot of energy is lost in heat, but blazes and magma cubes both harness heat in their functions. My guess is that magma cubes absorb the heat to function and blazes absorb the energy into their rods to fly. I think ghasts may not just be ghosts, but rather a living being that just has similar properties. Ghasts randomly have the ability to spit fire, which is very different to what you would expect from a ghost. This means ghasts are capable of withstanding fire in their body, and likely absorb and/or eat it too. If you factor this in, the entire system is completely sealed and self functioning.

  80. Yuri Mei
    Yuri Mei
    4 days ago

    I am obsessed with this Minecraft series. AHHHHHHHH I KEEP REWATCHING THIS SERIES!!! HELP

  81. Surge Seraphim
    Surge Seraphim
    4 days ago

    Hey, MatPat, I got a suggestion for ya, another game where the lore has yet to be fully completed, just like Minecraft. The Binding of Isaac. With the latest dlc, we got more info, but every video claiming to have the full story always seems to be missing something, usually the b-side or tainted characters

  82. Tiffany Straley
    Tiffany Straley
    4 days ago

    3:26 And then a Hypercarnivore like a Polar Bear eats the Fox

  83. Nightly_Lightly Green
    Nightly_Lightly Green
    4 days ago

    At the end, I thought you would make a smooth transition from the nether and its energy to their music discs (of how pigstep may have been created more specifically) 😂😅

    4 days ago

    Nether us kinda looking like the hell

  85. Business Squid
    Business Squid
    4 days ago

    lol the animation

  86. bf Fnf
    bf Fnf
    4 days ago

    Hey, you. yeah you the person thats looking at this Rn. Sscribe to matpat for him to make a Friday night funkin Theory. NOW.

  87. The Devil
    The Devil
    4 days ago

    mojang: i fear no man but that channel it scar's me

  88. catcrusaderwithinternet
    4 days ago

    Mat pat look at Minecraft story mode you will ser

  89. No Pseudo
    No Pseudo
    4 days ago

    That's a good theory homever there one thing wrong if the nether is working in soul power then why soul valley are so inhabited ? Why if the piglin eat meat wich eat on soul fungi why are they afraid of soul Light ? And as you said the nether would see all of is exploitable energy turn to heat but how is it cooling down ? The answer is simple the crimson forest is not powered by soul (or at least not directly) but by heat ! In irl some micro organism use thermoplast to create glucose with CO2 O2 and water. The crimson forest do the same ! Heat is produced by soul fire and netherrack fire wich then power the crimson forest ! The only forest in the nether using directly soul is the warped forest ! It was not transformed with river water but with soul in the same goal:protect the builders from the nether and that's why no piglin go there ! And it also explain why is it blue ! Because it really is powered by soul ! The nether is build to harvest soul and heat as we can see by the creature like ghast and blaze ! But that's just a theory ! My theory !

    1. No Pseudo
      No Pseudo
      4 days ago

      Ah and sorry for the english error i'm not english soo.... Yeah it must be filled with error 😅

  90. Mattensen
    4 days ago

    Whats your reddit?

  91. Frederik Skovgaard
    Frederik Skovgaard
    4 days ago

    Dude have you ever thought about making a theory on the zombie giants of minecraft?

  92. RB Prod
    RB Prod
    4 days ago

    Just received my 10th anniversary hoodie today , I love it

  93. zarah fadri
    zarah fadri
    4 days ago

    The nether is the core but when you are creative and you go under the bedrock its nothing but The void it doesnt show you its the nether or its so far away from the void that it breaks the barrier that is in the void then you die beacase under the barrier its hell and you cant see the bedrock there!

  94. Neil Robbins
    Neil Robbins
    4 days ago

    yo matpat. the second law of thermo dynamics says that energy can neither be created or destroyed IN A CLOSED SYSTEM. I just solved your theory in less than 5 min moron. nah jp I love all your channels. but fr tho you were a little off on this one.

  95. jj playz
    jj playz
    4 days ago

    Can you do a video on enchantment books or the enchantment table

  96. Malinm
    4 days ago

    I wonder why blue fire is a thing when you light fire on soul sand

  97. TheRavensFury :3
    TheRavensFury :3
    4 days ago

    Buddy... There is such thing as geothermal energy and chemosynthisis... So close....

  98. Lathyn Ashley
    Lathyn Ashley
    4 days ago

    The crying obsidian is crying obsidian juice

  99. Lathyn Ashley
    Lathyn Ashley
    4 days ago

    Matpat can take a look at crying obsidian I think that there are faces in it

  100. Samen Ran
    Samen Ran
    4 days ago

    😭😭😭 why won't you listen to me 😠😡