Game Theory: Minecraft and The Power of The Dead

1 maí 2021
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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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  • i mean 3rd option for how the nether sustains itself, extremophile bacteria maybe form enough nutrients that the mushrooms can use.

    Spencer RichardsonSpencer Richardson7 mínútum síðan
  • Nice

    Kenneth Pg3dKenneth Pg3d16 mínútum síðan
  • Sun literally firing it's lazers at us lol.

    George MeyersGeorge MeyersKlukkustund síðan
  • What it the deal with custom portals and the fleet one, since if you write in a book in quil fleet there are 1,000s of ships why are they there, why are there even ships in the end, where are the elytra from?

    Jas RenJas RenKlukkustund síðan
  • Could do a theory about Piglins, like if the ancestors are trying to terraform the nether then they must’ve brought food, being pigs, but since the pigs had to eat Fungi it turned them into piglins

    Dolphin PlatinumDolphin PlatinumKlukkustund síðan

  • The bed exploding don’t make sense as the same thing happens in the end

    Sebsen231Sebsen2312 klukkustundum síðan
  • do a friday night funkin theory about the lemon demon

    EliExcaliburEliExcalibur2 klukkustundum síðan
  • If you look at soul sand's texture you can see souls. The same souls you see in a warden's chest... Thoughts?

    Nova KnightNova Knight2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Mat talking about getting energy there from the soul, and me sitting there just like, heat is energy...

    Alva N.1Alva N.12 klukkustundum síðan
  • What about glow stone

    Green Reaper GamesGreen Reaper Games3 klukkustundum síðan
  • (Tone is /j) 6:33 JUST USE THE METRIC SYSTEMMM

    Souppyy__Souppyy__3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Maybe the nether is just the geothermal bottom to a planet with a frozen top?

    One Certain EsquireOne Certain Esquire3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Matt sounds like my science teacher explaining consumers,decomposers,producers,etc.-

    Souppyy__Souppyy__3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Invincible film theory

    Mhmm musicMhmm music3 klukkustundum síðan
  • 14.1m subs amazing

    Pro Gamer 381Pro Gamer 3813 klukkustundum síðan
  • 1:18 Dutch Minecrafters: *GEKOLONISEERD*

    KaiserRedGamerKaiserRedGamer5 klukkustundum síðan
  • As a Doom Eternal player, the title had me thinking about Argent Energy from the game.

    Atomic HeartedAtomic Hearted5 klukkustundum síðan
  • and then every minecraft player can break a tree its unlikely that a single person could break a tree not to mention multiple. there is like millions of people in minecraft that can break trees

    FartPigeon TheMerchantFartPigeon TheMerchant5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hey join the dream smp

    fire napfire nap5 klukkustundum síðan

    Yan BaiYan Bai6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Well... could have been called Grave Site...

    Blazer RayBlazer Ray6 klukkustundum síðan
  • who says calories exist in minecraft maybe thgey have a better system of getting energy

    Chicken Noodle SoupChicken Noodle Soup6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Can you make a theory about this why are six’s and Monos name number six=6 mono=1 is a new character 61 or 16?

    Siddhanta PathakSiddhanta Pathak7 klukkustundum síðan
  • Its just a Block game

    SeanTheGamer 0SeanTheGamer 07 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hey mat! I have a theory, but I really need some votes in the replys to tell the story.

    LømicLømic7 klukkustundum síðan
  • "plants are the only thing that can harness energy from the sun" sunfire elves: soo...we are plants..... pd: hello to all TDP fans!!

    alvar45alvar458 klukkustundum síðan
  • If that's the case why would you turn on creative mode can you dig straight down to the nether?

    ironfang bigheartironfang bigheart8 klukkustundum síðan
  • Why didnt you talk about the soul speed enchantment? (it damages the boots over time while walking over soul sand, couldnt this be interesting too?)

    i0 e_i0 e_8 klukkustundum síðan
  • My only issue with this is that guy who confirmed the nether wasnt underneath the overworld didnt design the nether. That alone is not nearly enough evidence to disprove all of the facts we know so far since og days. Like the 7 or so ones he brought out in the beginning. Add to that the fact that the game used to have a fog down near bedrock that mimicked the nethers fog. Im fine if the game devolopers NOW are trying to subtly change it to be a seperate dimension. But the original game was %100 built on the idea that we had an overworld, an underworld, and the end being a seperated dimension. But that wouldnt be mats fault of course. Thats on the game developers for changing direction without tying up loose ends. Maybe within a couple years we'll see an update where the nethers name and design resemble another dimension, and not just whats hiding below bedrock. For now though, the nether is beneath bedrock.

    Po PandaPo Panda9 klukkustundum síðan
    • i coulda swore he said someone other than dinner bone. i seem to have been wrong about the original intentions as well after some digging. funny how our memories can be twisted sometimes. i could have sworn i had read notch talking about one day actualy putting the nether below the bedrock kinda like how terarria had it. but i cant find that post now so i have no grounds to stand on lol

      Po PandaPo Panda5 klukkustundum síðan
  • As a Dutch person I was kinda proud when the Dutch anthem started playing in the beginning

    Zworis GamesZworis Games9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Then is crying obsidian a soul block too because it cries and also the fact that you make a respawn anchor?

  • Here's a thought. Just because the nether is a different dimension doesn't mean it isn't the overworld's "underworld" since you can only seem to travel there from the overworld. So, if it is still the overworld's "underworld" then when people die in the overworld their souls go to the nether. On a similar thought, how do the denizens of the nether stay hydrated if there's no water in the nether?

    Ezra HuntEzra Hunt11 klukkustundum síðan
  • My theory is that the lava is producing all the energy in the nether but I might be wrong. :/

    Rehan RasoolyRehan Rasooly11 klukkustundum síðan
  • MatPat out here giving a science lesson on energy.

    MeltedDinosaurMeltedDinosaur11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Did you just stole someone's theory and make it your own? Tf

    SG LalaSG Lala12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Weird time to bring this up, I know, but if the endermen are really our ancestors, did they retain the ability to respawn. I would assume so, because they spawn like we do.

    -Gacha Fallen--Gacha Fallen-12 klukkustundum síðan
  • I’m thinking that the fact that warped forests were once pumped with water shows that the nether was once the same as the overworld, but so many people died ( I don’t know how) that the nether overheated and turned into this monstrosity.

    Ian TanIan Tan13 klukkustundum síðan
    • Just a theory

      Ian TanIan Tan13 klukkustundum síðan
  • An interesting other theory could be that this is Dyson sphere around a dark star, brown dwarf or the such. The planetary accretion disc formed Quickly and cause a doughnut structure around the sun. The forming of this doughnut was initially solid until is gains momentum as a single structure heating it's core causing an expanding cave system through it's core, with oxygen leached from the stone in the same process. (Much like the formation of geodes. The energy through the star's radiation would provide all the energy required to support an ecosystem. If then the portal was opened, mushroom spores could have drifted into this dimension, and took over and evolved very quickly leading to what we see now. Ancient structures could be an ancient civilization that tried to tame this dimension until the temperature got too hot as the doughnut shrinks over millions of years due to being pulled closer, leaving water useless. This caused the abundant soul sand and soil from the corpses from a once striving economy (due to lots of gold in this dimension), the sould trapped in their decomposing bodies for millennia as (random earthly mythos needing to be on the land the gods own to get into the afterlife, Greek, Roman, Persian, Mya, even some native American), the pigs as their farmed food source over time evolved to piglins and striders. This nether world could thus be just a few shot centuries from total destruction. Only recently rediscovered, it would explain all the ruined portals on the over world, and due to the leaking of the netherrack may have been caused by the nether sun's radiation. But this is only a theory :D Got carried away there 😜

    Edwin CookEdwin Cook13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Make a channel music theory ❤️❤️

    Cloak CZCloak CZ14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Just wondering... why is lava not an acceptable source of energy? I mean, thermal energy is still energy.

    JuggernautStyleJuggernautStyle14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hello, matpat. If you happen you see this,i have a theory. Theory 1:Why does steve and alex can survive the infection of the apocalypse, Why did only alex and steve survive? Because, both them have different circumstances.Steve, he is a "expirement" how that he was used as a Test subject for a cure/imunnity to the zombie apocalpyse, When it reached of where steve was, he was not infected instead he had taken damage,where he escaped. Alex's side:She was raised by villagers and she gained immunity to the infection/zombie apocalypse, That is why she is mostly coean in clothing and does not have any clothin damage.

    Stew Head playsStew Head plays14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Please do an enderdragon theory, I love this series

    Starix 888Starix 88814 klukkustundum síðan
  • there is one man who can convince me of literally anything no matter how far fetched. mat..... im worried and appreciative.

    ridley craneridley crane15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hei you forgot a beaut what is guardian In minecraft

    Konak HsKonak Hs15 klukkustundum síðan
  • If there's no sun, how does anyone see? I know there are light sources, but with no sunlight there would be no reason for native lifeforms to evolve eyesight or for lifeforms from the overworld to retain their eyesight. Shouldn't they all be blind like the creatures from The Descent?

    GhostfaceGirl180GhostfaceGirl18015 klukkustundum síðan
  • I have a theory about the ruined nether Portals. The netherrack around kinda look like they are spread out like a virus not just Above but also below, i think the nether it Seeping in to the overworld! But that is just my theory

    Ari ThomasAri Thomas15 klukkustundum síðan
  • is lava a possible power source? it is heat enerygy i guess

    potato manpotato man16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Why can’t the lava be used as an energy source? And how did the nether sustain itself before explorers went there?

    Bryce EzekaiBryce Ezekai16 klukkustundum síðan
  • it's true that the nether isn't under the overworld. if you dig down the bedrock is in some kind of pattern (unlike the top of the nether) and also it will be right underneath an ore or stone or something (also unlike the nether) also. if you are in the overworld you break through the bedrock in creative mode. you will see that it's just an empty void...

    Heng Shu WeiHeng Shu Wei16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Mat pat pls play Minecraft story mode Ivor I think his name is tells a lot about lore in the later episodes it talks about ancient builders

    Obscure IdentityObscure Identity16 klukkustundum síðan
    • Also Cassie was one of the ancient builders

      Obscure IdentityObscure Identity4 klukkustundum síðan
  • U now i love the nether and the music and the soul sand design

    Leann CampbellLeann Campbell16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Dang matpat your a pretty fun-gi

    wolfumwolfum16 klukkustundum síðan
  • 9:52 is that....

    SiCheng LuoSiCheng Luo16 klukkustundum síðan
  • So if we all just became pros or just stopped playing Minecraft the nether would die?

    Not EridenNot Eriden16 klukkustundum síðan
  • You're forgetting about heat. Maybe the Fungus could use heat in a way to create a form of Energy...? Really long shot, but still! Maybe it's possible?

    ScarsandStichesScarsandStiches17 klukkustundum síðan
  • I mean souls are cool, but wouldn't the energy coming from the magma be an easier source of energy.

    sposso97sposso9717 klukkustundum síðan
  • No one is gonna mention the gigantic bones in souls and valleys?

    Shawn WilliamsShawn Williams17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Isn’t the nether filled with lava oceans. And lava creates heat and heat creates energy. I believe I’m right about that. Am I not

    Mario HoehleinMario Hoehlein17 klukkustundum síðan
  • when you don't have money to but merch 😢

    Feitan PortorFeitan Portor17 klukkustundum síðan
  • 6:25 Still dont know why people dont use solar panels even with this info.

    CroziusHD ACMCroziusHD ACM17 klukkustundum síðan
  • 7:18 - Matpat: Well when you think about it the nether is full of a much diffrent energy source... Me: Lava, like in thermal vent based eco systems, right? Matpat: ...souls... Me: ...what?

    jak582filmwebjak582filmweb18 klukkustundum síðan
  • So...not lava then?

    K'hari JordanK'hari Jordan18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I only started thinking of Nether as the Underworld because of people telling this. But I always believed it was another dimension like Nightosphare of Adventure Time

    Underworld's HeiressUnderworld's Heiress18 klukkustundum síðan
  • or thermal energy

    senior seniorsenior senior18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Oh god that “Ear-Mouth” scares me ._.

    GummiandGummiand18 klukkustundum síðan
  • We need a Theory about Herobrine. Hes so mysteries and in wonna know more. Plus i cant be the only one

    GummiandGummiand18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I’m looking at Minecraft a whole different way

    Alpha • ArchesAlpha • Arches18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Minecraft is Minecraft if there's floating blocks there should be no logic BECAUSE THINGS DON'T FLOAT

    Mary RaudysMary Raudys18 klukkustundum síðan
  • (Kinda of topic) how do we survive in the nether, no literary, there's lava everywhere it always hot, like does it not effect armor or our like body, like I have metal armor in the nether, the lava should be hot enough so should be the air, so why isn't the armor effected or better yet, why aren't we effected, like image you have no enchantment s or anything, like won't it like effect you? Also, does time work different in the nether, like, the nether has no sense of night and day, so... How does it work, I have a lot of other questions, these are just the ones that interests me the most! And now I shall take my leave! (Also I'm tired so I don't care about spelling or grammar, nobody talk about dat.)

    Iloveanime YasssIloveanime Yasss18 klukkustundum síðan
  • well lava

    None Of Your BusinessNone Of Your Business18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Is a good theory where did Steve come from and how was he brought into existence

    clone 26clone 2619 klukkustundum síðan
  • when i was going to get my raycon it cost 80 dollars and im not doing it

    Justin RodriguezJustin Rodriguez19 klukkustundum síðan
  • so i have a theory. so im thinking what is the nether portal made of? now because, soul powers most things in the nether, then is it made by souls? because, if you look at the nether portal the purple magic thing moves. and your probably thinking, so does that mean flint and steel is made of souls? maybe. and im also wondering is flint and steel from the nether? well because some of the old builders went to the nether, what if flint and steel was made from the nether. what if the builders that went in the nether were able to contact the builders that were about to go to the end but, was there another way to go to the nether without a portal? maybe walking yeah that could work but maybe only. so maybe flint and steel was in the nether but in the overworld, they found a way to make flint and steel to make a portal that leads to the nether.

    sofia adia fojassofia adia fojas19 klukkustundum síðan
  • 12:02 APOLOGIZE TO LUIGI faifiawrhfviwrvioesrignefsvbhpijrewbifesjvrwe

    Cryptic CanineCryptic Canine19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Annuit cceptis humane liberta search it up it is serious

    David ParedesDavid Paredes19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Matpat you ask how to sustain life with no sun, I say you don't, the things in the nether are undead.

    Michael DavisMichael Davis20 klukkustundum síðan
  • youve done the price of emreled now what is the price of piglin gold (yes i got this idea from the intro)

    gamer_pizza983gamer_pizza98320 klukkustundum síðan
  • mat pat 2 minutes in: HELL jk youve been bamboozled

    Danny boiDanny boi20 klukkustundum síðan
  • no offence but watching one of matpat's videos about a really good and popular game ruins the game for me

    Nony PlayzNony Playz20 klukkustundum síðan
  • 5:09 Fitness is my passion

    Kiera LarkinKiera Larkin21 klukkustund síðan
  • wait isnt thermal energy a thing?

    Livra AstraelisLivra Astraelis21 klukkustund síðan
  • Please do a theory on what are ghasts

    Anish LalAnish Lal21 klukkustund síðan
  • Each update is another part of the timeline? Timeline is updates?

    BlazeBlaze21 klukkustund síðan
  • Making this theory shorter: everything is dead wich means the need nothing

    oakdevil minecraftoakdevil minecraft21 klukkustund síðan
  • "Soul Trap" sounds like the latest gen z genre of music...but it's ok -all gen z music will be purged by gen omega.

    Ray_ChazRay_Chaz21 klukkustund síðan
  • Game: "exists" MatPat: and i took that personally

    TegesO oTegesO o21 klukkustund síðan
  • Maybe your next theory series should be on terraria

    Kian McneelyKian Mcneely21 klukkustund síðan
  • Aren't the conclusion a bit contradicting? If we assume that there are no outside energy and the nutrition cycle end up converting all energy to heat due to the efficiency ratio, wouldn't it end up creating light just as the sun which theoriticly could sustain phototrophic organisms? I mean heated objects such as stone(lava) have internal energy that moves around creating light. This light energy could be used by phototrophic organisms such as plants and bacteria which makes way for carnivors and thereby the energy cycle have continued?

    Mads BurgdorffMads Burgdorff21 klukkustund síðan
  • Well you know how we need energy in the sun produces it it produces heat energy if they don’t have the sun they have lava also giving heat energy.

    livelaughlemonlivelaughlemon21 klukkustund síðan
  • Have you done a theory of tattal tail

    it's me jj Walkerit's me jj Walker21 klukkustund síðan
  • The cycle of energy from the mushroom perspective is fascinating. Even when I go camping I use daldinia concentrica (cramp ball fungus) to start my campfire. They grow on dead ash trees. So the fungus gets energy from the decaying tree, I use that to start my fire which gives me energy to keep warm and cook food. Nature is beautifully interconnected.

    Arch AngelArch Angel22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Woundn't the abundance of lava in the nether suggest that it has plenty thermal/geothermal energy to use? Wouldn't that also describe how the nether's ecosystem works? The idea of warping the soil in the nether is interesting but, this doesnt describe why crimson forests are there, or why they are more plentiful then the warped forests EDIT: oh and plants on earth are only green due to the conditions of cyanobacteria on early earth, theoretically, plants can be any color given they can produce the pigments for some type of light. In that sense plants can absolutely exist in the nether

    Gabriel QuintoGabriel Quinto22 klukkustundum síðan
  • I was going to say lava and magma bringing up new materials that cooldown and that stuff but souls work to.

    ASKL 246ASKL 24622 klukkustundum síðan
  • Wouldn't the fungi there justbe able to feed on bacteria that feed on thermal energy? Like the deep ocean

    Julio bulioJulio bulio22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Fourth Chanel gonna be Music theory?

    Frederik paijanFrederik paijan22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Why does Minecraft even have lore it’s just a game were you build stuff

    Logan TullochLogan Tulloch22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Minecraft will Nether End.

    Cedar KCedar K22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hey I have a theory that xp is also souls

    Mr YeetMr Yeet22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Cool, but surely the energy may be coming from termal energy generated by the lava and the core, there could even be a star around this realm beyond the blocks

    Nova PrimeNova Prime22 klukkustundum síðan