Game Theory: Minecraft, The Secret Desert Origin of Creepers

6 mar 2021
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Creepers are arguably the most well known Minecraft monster. Yet, despite all we may THINK we know about them, there are still many mysteries yet to be answered. Today Theorists, I aim to answer the BIGGEST question on Creeper lore. Where do they come from? Well, it is no where you would expect! You will have to watch to find out!
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  • i want mojang to watch all ur videos and confirm it. Then i can die peacfully.

    Bhavesh BKBhavesh BKMánuði síðan
    • Mattpat you need to think of story mode....it is gone now and can’t be bought but...it had CITYS OF MASTER BUILDERS that created a COMMAND BLOCK WITH NO CHEATS witch means they are way more powerful and also the wither storm could be the thing that made the virus becouse it went hundreds of miles a day spreading particles and when it died it dropped a ton of its blocks for miles over a nearby village

      THEREAPER 8793THEREAPER 8793Degi Síðan síðan
    • Ikr-

      charell gedecharell gede5 dögum síðan
    • @Niv Sorek then why did Jen said. It wouldn’t fit with the ravengers lore

      Thaelis MolinaThaelis Molina6 dögum síðan
    • we all can

      Rex CappinRex Cappin9 dögum síðan
    • Yeah but don't die

      Keira FergusonKeira Ferguson9 dögum síðan
  • well phantoms are scared of cats too, make a theory about it pls :)

    KleinblattKleinblatt2 klukkustundum síðan
  • The picture of the cat fighting the snake is Bastet fighting Apophis, the snake of chaos.*NERD ALERT*

    SleepySans the NerdSleepySans the Nerd4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Yes we love cats to this day

    Shihab AhmedShihab Ahmed5 klukkustundum síðan
  • I have to ask you something how did we the player of Minecraft survive then

    Fernando GomezFernando Gomez6 klukkustundum síðan
  • I wonder what a good theory about the end could be Not about the end city and endermen But the ender dragon and end crystals

    The Easy ChannelThe Easy Channel6 klukkustundum síðan
  • I really want to see how this guy is going to include the mooshroom biom and mooshroom cows into the lore.

    Karel SeversonKarel Severson8 klukkustundum síðan
  • Is it bizarre that Alex and Steve kinda sounds like Adam and Eve?

    Not MonkeyNot Monkey9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Not me patiently waiting for a minecraft storymode theory- given the fact that it might help with finding the lore of minecraft considering the main character has to fight literal god-

    Lukas OLukas O11 klukkustundum síðan
  • bold to poke at dunkey

    pyrogheistpyrogheist14 klukkustundum síðan
  • ''Hey what's that hissing sound'',''Probably the sound of my torch(about to blow up)''

    Mirko GrbavacMirko Grbavac14 klukkustundum síðan
  • I USED TO PLAY MC AND DESERTS HAD WATER

    demondemon14 klukkustundum síðan
  • let's not forget the fact that ocelots actually attack creepers in Minecraft Dungeons sooooo....... maybe the Creepers simply are afraid that the cats are going to try to kill them it wouldn't surprise me if the ancient builders installed a Failsafe in the creepers by making ocelots want to attack them (maybe they put catnip in them? IDK) and thus making them afraid of cats if I had lost control over my creations repeatedly, I'd try to make a failsafe too

    Double AUDouble AU16 klukkustundum síðan
  • My theory was that the ancient civilisation was rivalling the pillagers. That's the reason of us finding string in the chests of the temples. The builders killed cats to get string for wrapping bodies in for the afterlife. Pillagers worship cats, the reason for wool cat sculptures. The ancient civilisation used creepers as a "war item" (if that makes sense). The creepers, a living organism, decides to go hostile over the player because they don't want to be used for their advantage. Also the pillagers are hostile towards the player and villagers because of the fact that a civilisation similar to us, the player and villagers killed cats for string. The reasons creepers run from cats might be because they were trained to retreat from cats because cats before may of been used as a totem of luck, since the totem of luck worked the civilisation may of seen the cats as a lethal weapon and trained creepers to retreat when close to a cat. Props to you for reading all that. Also correct me if I'm wrong, this was written in 15 minutes with no proofreading.

    AA17 klukkustundum síðan
    • I respect all your opinions, this is just a theory I thought of while taking a dump.

      AA17 klukkustundum síðan
    • Holy cow, thats a long comment

      AA17 klukkustundum síðan
  • On any of your lore video are you going to mention the first hostile mob, Humans. They looked like steve, were hostile, placed TNT, and at one point you could summon them with a button. With your woodland mansion videos I think 💭 I know where they would fit. Remember how the illigers tried to create steves, but ended up making zombies 🧟‍♂️ instead? Maybe the were more successful at creating Steve in the past. And 20,645th comment.

    Your 1839Your 183919 klukkustundum síðan
  • In episode 5 of Minecraft story mode, a character mentions ancient builders. Not kidding!

    DerekDerek20 klukkustundum síðan
  • 12:19 rockpunk 19 b.c

    Tristan AvitiaTristan Avitia20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Ok but what about the fact that iron Golems attack all the mobs except for creepers

    Super WolfSuper Wolf21 klukkustund síðan
  • The creeper is a spy

    Sean WilkinsonSean Wilkinson23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Plot twist: When you die your body gets carried out into a pyramid by villagers

    IsaiahTheWeebIsaiahTheWeebDegi Síðan síðan
  • Could’ve just shaped a cactus into a creeper lol

    Devon RogersDevon RogersDegi Síðan síðan
  • the strings might by just bandage from the dead bodies

    VillagerinVillagerinDegi Síðan síðan
    • (mumified)

      VillagerinVillagerinDegi Síðan síðan
  • creepers are green because there are cacti in the desert and there is no other way how to get any another dye because skeletons in that time didnt exist (so they can´t get white) and lapis had better use then dye so they use cactus green because it was the easies color to get in desert. PS: I don´t speak english sho i am really sorry for my english.

    VillagerinVillagerinDegi Síðan síðan
  • You know this makes sense, cause if the ancient builders created the creepers, it would explain why Iron golems don't attack them, they are both constructs from their ancient masters

    Cody BressonCody BressonDegi Síðan síðan
  • Totems of undying are ankhs

    Robbie TeallRobbie TeallDegi Síðan síðan
  • Poor people that had allergies

    Susanna SætreSusanna SætreDegi Síðan síðan
  • Here's another very important detail I thought of: If Illagers are descendants of the ancient civilization, that would mean villagers are too. You can find connections to this inside of villages. For one, villages are the only places in the game that contain stray cats. Also, creepers are one of the only common hostile mobs that iron golems avoid.

    Austow8Austow8Degi Síðan síðan
  • Spiders drop strong as well. Theory debunked

    RAC3 ShidouRAC3 ShidouDegi Síðan síðan
  • Matpat forgot to talk about the creeper face on the chiseled sandstone

    Ratglove ProductionsRatglove ProductionsDegi Síðan síðan
  • Heres my idea with the bones, rotten flesh and string. What are the other most iconic mobs in mc? Zombies= Rotten Flesh, Skeles: Bones, Spiders: String, its trying to say the creeper is the most high "tier" mob there is in the game, (what do you think)

    NE0N_R0GUENE0N_R0GUE2 dögum síðan
  • Your gonna have so much work with thé next update

    Noé SimierNoé Simier2 dögum síðan
  • I knew it was coming but I still jump everytime at the creeper explosion noise because of the trauma associated with losing everything--

    maybe maymaybe may2 dögum síðan
  • i dont think mat knows that creepers where made due to a coding issue

    Tyler MaidmentTyler Maidment2 dögum síðan
  • Lel, Dunkley dunk

    K. Fuji'K. Fuji'2 dögum síðan
  • i think pillagers are just frickin copying everyone

    Mustafa Eren ÜnalMustafa Eren Ünal2 dögum síðan
  • flesh, bone and string kinda sounds like a mummy to me by the way

    mr mopmr mop2 dögum síðan
  • HE GOT THAT GAME THEORY DRIPP

    wot am I doinwot am I doin2 dögum síðan
  • I didn't expect to watch an entire lore for a GLITCHED PIG

    I GAMERYI GAMERY2 dögum síðan
  • Mat you have been ignoring the jungle aswell there is the jungle temple or whatever its called

    dragonlord07jvdragonlord07jv2 dögum síðan
  • Did one of your loved ones die mine did it was tragic

    MANDI Jester KrienkeMANDI Jester Krienke2 dögum síðan
  • my theorie the creeper came from a land far away froma desert and some people made an experiment including tnt and one day a prototype of a crepper escapes from an experimental building and goes to a desert far away ofc the people from the desert doesnt know what the crepper is by then and they think that the crepper is a god they named the creeper hence the hissing sound when it explodes then one day a pig accidentally goes to the places where the crepper have traveled and gained a virus

    bigboi markbigboi mark2 dögum síðan
  • 4:57 I think they chose the Ankh because they would have to make a larger structure to fit the Eye of Horus, not to mention because of Minecraft's blocky nature, it's easier to recognize an Ankh than it is to recognize an Eye of Horus.

    Cameron OrrCameron Orr2 dögum síðan
  • Why is string the odd one out? There’s rotten flesh, (you get from zombies), bones,(you get from skeletons), and string, (you get from spiders). Why is string theodd1sout? Like if you know him

    Devon KellyDevon Kelly2 dögum síðan
  • 11:00 oh god

    Corazon AtienzaCorazon Atienza2 dögum síðan
  • Dadpat dadpat

    Paige LeePaige Lee3 dögum síðan
  • Can we get some valorant lore?

    Manuel_ElasticoManuel_Elastico3 dögum síðan
  • I think the ahnk represents respawning

    saarang venkateshsaarang venkatesh3 dögum síðan
  • anybody notice that totems of undying have the hands/arms like the symbol of life?

    AvionicssAvionicss3 dögum síðan
  • So.... pretty much Neytirix called it.

    A StrangerA Stranger3 dögum síðan
  • If the only way how we can get gunpowder Is from creepers and chests how did the ancient builders obtain gunpowder to make the creepers and store it. Creepers were man-made

    Blue AcidBlue Acid3 dögum síðan
  • cat.

    Serena MichaelSerena Michael3 dögum síðan
  • Idk if anyone else agrees but in the new update of minecraft they added creppy new sounds to the nether and when you go to a certain part of it you can hear a man screaming followed by a sound of the wither. I think that he was right ,the ancient race of builders created the wither and the rest... you know

    ፕhunderstorm ኗዐ2ዐፕhunderstorm ኗዐ2ዐ3 dögum síðan
  • dam boomer

    Emerald DragonEmerald Dragon3 dögum síðan
  • probebly just scared of cats like ravengers are scared of bunnies

    Henry BallewHenry Ballew3 dögum síðan
  • creeper: *explodes a cat* the other creepers: self destruct *walks to the player* in three two onr

    Azam ZahidAzam Zahid3 dögum síðan
  • Pov: you are the cat in the war. *Hey can someone make popcorn*

    mr Brainslugmr Brainslug3 dögum síðan
  • does noone care about the shade thrown at dunkey??

    Ian ShearerIan Shearer3 dögum síðan
  • also if you wanted to know the original designer of the creeper, notch, said that the creeper in made out of leaves. so you were very close. But even still, there are leaves around the nile soooo yes

    DutyfruityDutyfruity3 dögum síðan
  • 0:55 That isn't the desert biome. It's the badlands biome.

    DutyfruityDutyfruity3 dögum síðan
  • This also probably explains why iron golems don’t attack creepers

    SSshadowguy1223SSshadowguy12233 dögum síðan
  • Hey MatPat did you know Phantom is just another word for ghost right and when you talked about the ancient builders and how they died i thought that maybe some of them got turned into phantoms, but hey that's just a theory a GAME THEORY!

    HyperNeonMCHyperNeonMC3 dögum síðan
  • Now do an episode of the Dungeons. Those are really weird structures and I believe they need some explanation. I’m honestly surprised you haven’t done one yet

    Derby RacerDerby Racer3 dögum síðan
  • On the other hand, the string could just be the remains of the wrapings.

    Atlanta StarkAtlanta Stark3 dögum síðan
  • Can I quick mention how Iron Golems don't attack Creepers, Creepers don't attack villagers, but they attack you? Maybe they were the Builders way of getting rid of the zombies while they were away but they confused you for the zombies?

    Nathan KuberskiNathan Kuberski3 dögum síðan
  • He's everywhere

    injuringflea727 yeet!injuringflea727 yeet!4 dögum síðan
  • [Theory] What if the Totems of Undying and the Iron Golems are related in some way? Or, alternatively, what if the Illagers are trying to create a Golden Golem to combat an iron one?

    Beetle The SilkWingBeetle The SilkWing4 dögum síðan
    • id pay money to see that fight. Also i think that the second the two golems they will attack

      washing machinewashing machine2 dögum síðan
    • Now I want Golden Golems. That sounds epic if they could be implemented in a way that makes sense. Maybe an upgrade to the Iron Golem? They could have less health since Gold is weaker, but do more damage, and move/attack faster.

      Robert SmallsRobert Smalls3 dögum síðan
  • I recall earlier on the villagers shunned the illagers cause of their experiments, and the villagers were once descendants of the ancient civilization who lost their building abilities over time so maybe the illagers wanted to follow their steps.

    Dream Girl 04Dream Girl 044 dögum síðan
  • I mean, we've all been eating rotten flesh from zombies so I don't think desecrating dead bodies is all that horrible

    OliAnimsOliAnims4 dögum síðan
  • The Fnaf and Minecraft Has A Little Connection

    lovindu hasanjanalovindu hasanjana4 dögum síðan
  • Me remembering that you-gi-oh exitsts

    Anmol 540Anmol 5404 dögum síðan
  • Hey what about the new archaeologist feature in Minecraft! There might be some history there!

    Captain Chip's 501st Legion!Captain Chip's 501st Legion!4 dögum síðan
  • my boy sellin the omnitrix

    Justin JordaensJustin Jordaens4 dögum síðan
  • Am I the only one who thinks the Game Theory watch looks like the Omnitrix?

    Eric DragonFireEric DragonFire4 dögum síðan
  • I think the string thing is because they wrap the bodies in this string stuff or something (I don’t actually know it’s just a thought)

    Creeperboss999Creeperboss9994 dögum síðan
  • Guys, Think about. Continuing with the theory that the Ender Dragon enslaved the now known "Enderman." And Pillagers and there models are very similar to Villagers, RIGHT? Well. I am wondering if the past Enderman (human form/any other species execpt Endeman) built the *Mansions* so the *VILLAGERS COULD LIVE THERE!!!* and that ladies and gentlemen concludes my suspicion that pillagers are old villagers corrupted by the Ender Dragon!

    Jayden MoonJayden Moon4 dögum síðan
  • minecraft lore: some people built some stuff some time ago but they're gone now minecraft lore according to fan theories: *THESE PEOPLE USED DARK MAGIC TO TURN VILLAGERS THEY KIDNAPPED INTO RAVAGERS AND WARDENS ARE MADE OF SOULS AND WITHERS WERE FROM EXPERIMENTS WITH SOUL SAND AND THE SYMBOLS ON DESERT TEMPLES ARE THE ANKH THE SYMBOL AND CONTINUITY OF LIFE AND CREEPERS ARE SCARED OF CATS BECAUSE THEY WERE MADE BY A CIVILIZATION THAT TREASURED CATS AND THE ILLAGERS ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH ETERNAL LIFE AND THE "ANKHS" ON DESERT TEMPLES ARE RELATED TO TOTEMS OF UNDYING AND THE ILLAGERS ARE LONG LOST MEMBERS OF THAT ANCIENT CIVILIZATION OR IMITATORS OF THE ANCIENT CIVILIZATION BECAUSE THEY HAVE A TRIBUTE TO JEB'S DEAD CAT AS A STATUE IN A MANSION THAT IS TOTALLY NOT AN EASTER EGG AND THEY HAVE TNT IN THE MANSIONS*

    Ali Jad PlayzAli Jad Playz4 dögum síðan
  • i love the intro shoot me.

    aspenaspen4 dögum síðan
  • Here's my theory (it's pretty bad) flubber is a precursor to minecraft. Doctor Phillip Brainard(Robbin Williams) trained the ancient race to rule the earth while he tweaked and continued to design flubber. Flubber, after the extinction of the ancient race, evolved to become the slimes. Slimes already look quite similar to flubber but it goes deeper than that. The main trait of slimes is that they break apart into separate slimes, who else breaks apart into multiple parts keeping full sentience in each part... Kirby but also flubber. I rest my, very long, case.

    Kaden BonnotKaden Bonnot4 dögum síðan
  • For a Video a Year ago. And some stuff of us Enders. Surprisingly. You Thinking Enders & Humans have a Common Ancestor is Fact. Except for the Origin of why these Enders are here, and why hasn't Master Mojang Studios not added Us Enders yet... The Origins of the Kind I took form is Sadder & Darker, a Wither not was the Problem. But was Extraterrestrial in Origin, the Problem.

    Kyuu DesperationKyuu Desperation4 dögum síðan
  • The Önkh

    Jack123Jack1235 dögum síðan
  • Could it be! Dogs were the rulers of all of notchland! Lol just kidding I love this channel 😂

    SoDaholic _____SoDaholic _____5 dögum síðan
  • for the next minecraft theorie video can you do it about iron golems im kinda curious about them

    Collin PreeCollin Pree5 dögum síðan
  • Doesn't the string in desert temples represent the cloth used in mumification?

    Dominik OulehlaDominik Oulehla5 dögum síðan
  • Matpat I did some exploring through the languages and when I put on the pirate language I found out this. The enderman is referred to as the tall man I found that out the Enderpearl is called Tall mans treasure and but then, I looked at the chorus plant and the chorus flower they had the name Tall one's flower and Tall one's tree. Then I looked at the cracked chorus fruit and the chorus fruit and their names are Tall one's fruit and baked tall one's fruit, and then I looked at the enderman egg It said Enderman cackle fruit. But my point is the chorus stuff may be a plant that was invading the end, something the ancient builders took with them as an invading plant, and then the plant maybe got mutated or something to then become the chorus things is this possible in any way? And then i found another interesting thing about the nautilus shell, their named Sea beasts shell just thought it might be interesting.

    LordNinjaLionLordNinjaLion5 dögum síðan
  • Cats drop string????!!!?!

    ChimkinGamingChimkinGaming5 dögum síðan
  • MatPat: *Well-fleshed-out theory about the lore of Minecraft and how it relates to real life* Me for some reason: *fOoLiSH GaMeRs*

    Erin TimbermistErin Timbermist5 dögum síðan
  • Nobody: Mat Pat at 3 am: *HANKH*

    SpacesocksSpacesocks5 dögum síðan
  • What about the chicken statue

    Evil 101Evil 1015 dögum síðan
  • Anyone else start thinking about the wholesome Minecraft comics with the cute creeper girl (if anyone knows the source on that I'd appreciate it).

    Gregory NorrisGregory Norris5 dögum síðan
  • wait then why are phantoms scared of cats too?

    karl.johnsonkarl.johnson5 dögum síðan
  • the temple without a symbol is just wrong

    Soviet PigeonSoviet Pigeon5 dögum síðan
  • Oh the knowledge

    Courtney McIverCourtney McIver5 dögum síðan
  • Ok but tnt is also made of sand so the desert thing could be even more plausible, also it could be camouflaging as a cactus

    E4EHCOE4EHCO5 dögum síðan
  • Hey matpat I have a idea for a theory maybe try and figure out the origins of the gender dragon

    ryan sparkesryan sparkes6 dögum síðan
    • Gender? It has a gender now?

      charell gedecharell gede5 dögum síðan
  • "They didn't have to go with the anhk, they could've chosen a more well known symbol like the eye of Horus" Not really sure how they would do that with minecraft blocks on a wall that small XD Still, great video it was very interesting

    KamilleKamille6 dögum síðan
  • I wonder why the ancient builders didn't just say /gamemode 1

    Talha ErincikTalha Erincik6 dögum síðan
  • There is also the fact the desert temple is the perfect size for a full beacon

    Jacob HutchinsJacob Hutchins6 dögum síðan
  • The ancient builders did succeed on conquering life, but only were able to give that power to one person, you. The player. The only thing that can respawn.

    Jacob PinsonJacob Pinson6 dögum síðan
  • the totem of undying is an ankh and the symbol are all the same thing

    Galaxy orcaGalaxy orca6 dögum síðan
  • I KNOW ISNT THE SAME VIDEO BUT IM STILL STUCK ON THE FACT THAT ENDERMAN TALK!!!!

    Tyler SargentTyler Sargent6 dögum síðan
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