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. Reckless Foxy

    Reckless Foxy

    7 minuten geleden

    Can you please do a Jedi Fallen Order video on how his force connection can heal or be that damaged please?

  2. Hassan Elshamy

    Hassan Elshamy

    7 minuten geleden

    Oh hello there

  3. Aidan’s Trains & Games

    Aidan’s Trains & Games

    8 minuten geleden

    Game theory idea. what state does FNaF take place in?

  4. yes yes shorts

    yes yes shorts

    8 minuten geleden

    i love how half of the whole video its mat talking about energy instead of the actual lore

  5. Turtle Army55

    Turtle Army55

    10 minuten geleden

    Wait why does the bed blow up 🤨❓

  6. YTP Central

    YTP Central

    18 minuten geleden

    The game makers not intending there to be any lore

  7. Slymani and Chocatila

    Slymani and Chocatila

    25 minuten geleden

    6:14 .Discord

  8. Amir Lopez

    Amir Lopez

    32 minuten geleden

    Pls make a theory about slime and magma cube and how they live!!!

  9. shiny god

    shiny god

    34 minuten geleden

    i have something you may want to look into I think at least it's VERY and I mean VERY lore heavy it's the end poem when you kill the ender dragon if you search it up on youtube you'll see it. Then you can just do your thing :)

  10. Grayson Taylor

    Grayson Taylor

    41 minuut geleden

    Matpat, it's actually geothermal energy. consider it please.



    47 minuten geleden

    Wait, kind of related question, is matt pat religious

  12. Tolinos20


    51 minuut geleden

    If you want a real challenge for a theory try Returnal and tell us what the hell is going on?

  13. Aidan Woodward

    Aidan Woodward

    55 minuten geleden

    Hey Mattpatt, can you do a theory on what if any new dimension Mojang would add, if so thanks P.s. I hope it's a void dimension

  14. Little Luffy

    Little Luffy

    59 minuten geleden

    doesn't the nether have geothermal energy tho like all the lava and stuff

  15. Dragonboi


    Uur geleden

    or its a block game where theres a hell like dimension because why not this is a joke, shut up with your opinions, the people who were about to reply to this angrily.

  16. Lilybug


    Uur geleden

    I actually think the Nether's main energy source may just be from the lava and core itself. In the real world there are many life forms that don't require the sun's energy, rather they preform a type of process called chemosynthesis, which relies on hydrothermal vents and the heat from the earths core. Who knows, maybe the life in the Nether actually evolved similar to that. Loved the theory anyhow!

  17. Wasquash


    Uur geleden

    Make another theory channel like crime theory or irl theory. Just so the ph intro can be complete

  18. Waynetdg N

    Waynetdg N

    Uur geleden

    Are you going to finish petscope considering they release more vids

  19. Sheev Palpatine

    Sheev Palpatine

    Uur geleden

    “A more disturbing source of energy” MAT GEOTHERMAL.

  20. EO_attheinternet


    Uur geleden

    Can it not just be a geothermal devalue? Like how peeps in the bottom of the oceans live?

  21. RenaldoSeguin


    Uur geleden

    I’m still waiting on the Josh Fight theory- was Little Josh a pity winner, or did he have some physical or tactical advantage that made him king of all Joshes?

  22. Guinea pig Army

    Guinea pig Army

    Uur geleden

    I think the reason that Minecraft hasn’t released its lore, is because they enjoy seeing all the theorists coming up with theories about Minecraft.

  23. Merletastic


    Uur geleden

    3:50 MatPat: Says plants can't be red Me: Looks at maple...and poinsettia...and ti plants...and croton...and bromeliads...

  24. Curtis Moore

    Curtis Moore

    Uur geleden

    I have your eye did you copy game but it’s a pretty

  25. Umneriko


    Uur geleden

    Why am I so bored...

  26. ADynamicBagel_X


    Uur geleden

    Day 1 of asking MatPat for a new Catastrophe Crow episode

  27. ReptillianStrike


    2 uur geleden

    I don't understand. If no new energy can get inside the bedrock, how is the energy leaking out of the system? Energy can't be created nor destroyed, so where is it going?

  28. someweirdflexingweeb


    2 uur geleden

    respawn anchors also use glowstone as a fuelsource to respawn you, this means glowstone either runs off of soul energy or contains magic

  29. HUBE 07

    HUBE 07

    2 uur geleden

    Hello MatPat!! Today I had a bad day, because i recived the money i needed and i though that the end of the 10th year anniversary was tomorrow, but it was today, so i couldn't buy the 10 years T-shirt and I cried a lot T-T. Is there any way I could buy it. PLS T-T

  30. Enchanted Crystal

    Enchanted Crystal

    2 uur geleden

    Another idea/theory of a way power is gained in the nether, is that there are bone blocks in soulsand valleys, which can be crafted into bonemeal, and fed to fungus to make it grow. Also maybe the nether doesn’t just take the souls, but it also takes the whole thing. Like the massive bone structures are just the leftover bones of the dead, and the soul sand just collects, well the souls.

  31. Kyle Harlow

    Kyle Harlow

    2 uur geleden

    What if the fungus in the nether is capable of using another chemical reaction like photosynthesis to convert the radiant heat energy into food

  32. Markel Busscher

    Markel Busscher

    2 uur geleden

    as a Dutch person i hereby approve of the Netherlands joke

  33. Mitzi Peterson

    Mitzi Peterson

    2 uur geleden

    Finally Someone's actually noticing it Aching about this ever since I've heard of Minecraft I've been thinking about this Hung about this update The fact that the neither has mushrooms I just didn't thinking about this my entire time but I have no 1 Minecraft and you're only noticing it now

  34. frostybrandon


    2 uur geleden could power in geothermal activity with all that lava hanging around

  35. Menmi


    2 uur geleden

    I no longer believe what matpat says no more at the beginning he mentioned that eating beef is inefficient when it's not we feed cows what humans can't eat stop that false propaganda

  36. Hybrid


    3 uur geleden

    you should make a minecraft theory about the achievements i think it's pretty interesting that some achievements are linked to the lore of minecraft like the achievement when you first enter the nether it shows, "We Need To Go Deeper" which relates to the ancient builders wanting to explore more

  37. Torin Raikow

    Torin Raikow

    3 uur geleden

    Wut if the glo stone it is pumping out the energy it can make lite

  38. FireTitan


    3 uur geleden

    Is Mat Pat Religious?

  39. sannio komi

    sannio komi

    3 uur geleden

    Did game theory just teach me science without me knowing it

  40. 27matso


    3 uur geleden

    I wasn't expecting a whole science lesson, but I'll take it..



    3 uur geleden

    What if you are harnesses the souls for speed

    • sannio komi

      sannio komi

      3 uur geleden

      It can be that the influx of energy is souls. But it can also other sources of energy, such as radioactive decays. Or gravity stress if it is orbiting a large planetary body. Or it is a

  42. Ruth Brooker

    Ruth Brooker

    3 uur geleden

    this is what soul sand is,you might not remember this but soul sand are people who died in the never and thos are wither skellys

  43. Cheese God man

    Cheese God man

    3 uur geleden

    Cragtabgion gerd

  44. Lex Crackett

    Lex Crackett

    3 uur geleden

    HEY MATPAT! I've got a mystery for you to solve. Friday night funkin: why does the lemon demon want to eat the gf if they are BOTH demons? Or who is lemon demon.

  45. Le' Goat

    Le' Goat

    4 uur geleden

    I think that Villagers are a religious group who cast out wanderers and Illagers who refused to follow their practice. 1. We know that the Villagers have Churches in most of their villages. The big stone tower building with fancy windows and torches. 2. We know that Villagers can build but never do, at least in front of the player. I call to attention exhibit A: There villages, it seems unlikely that the Masterbuilders built them and they have lasted for an untold amount of time. They'd at least need some repair from the occasional creeper. B: Notch said that he wanted to make Golems look like Villagers because "It's unlikely villagers would build anything that wouldn't look like them." C: The crafting table. They have a crafting table in their libraries, how do you think that could happen if they couldn't build and craft. D: The bookshelves, look at the bookshelves in the library. Those had to be crafted. E: We know the Illagers can. I sorta doubt the master builders created a replica evil mansion with carpet maps and bed and end portals. 3. All villagers keep their arms hidden inside their sleeves. All of them, even children. Who doesn't? Oh, yeah, the Wandering Traders(who show their arms but don't use them) and the Illagers inside their mansions who actually wield weapons. And who have blue eyes instead of traditional green eyes. 4. Have you noticed the blatant villager obsession with Emeralds but how they never seem to have any stored anywhere? What about in their eyes, which are all green. All emerald green. I doubt that that's a coincidence. 5. The illagers who are very obvious and stated several times as Villager outcasts can build manners and probably constructed Steve(zombie) clones and Creepers(Which would explain why the TNT inside of them is labeled) can do all these things. Maybe it was them building and crafting that got them outcast, maybe it was them trying to build iron golems to protect the village that got themselves outcast. Also, they use axes and crossbows which have to be crafted.

  46. Legendary Penguin

    Legendary Penguin

    4 uur geleden

    Heat COULD be the source of energy. The nether could have a sun, but instead of using light as energy, it the animals could use heat, and this is quite possible, since many of the animals in the nether are both lava resistant AND some of them actually LIKE to swim in the lava, such as striders. Even if they are taking energy from heat, they would still need actual nutrients, right? Well, they also happen to eat mushrooms, which, as things that cannot move, and therefore eat other things, they would need a more specialized way of getting nutrients, so they could be using only heat for there energy. There are organisms in real life that live in sea vents, and thrive in the heat, so my theory might be totally possible. But hey, that's just a theory! A GAME theory!

  47. The AleRicMar

    The AleRicMar

    4 uur geleden

    Matpat ,please make a theory on Mystic Messenger, pls ,is a really interesting game that looks like otome game but has lore behind it

  48. Jimmy Baby

    Jimmy Baby

    4 uur geleden

    Can’t wait to figure out Lightning McQueen is also part of the Minecraft lore

  49. Arda Yengeç

    Arda Yengeç

    4 uur geleden

    Can you cover the Brawl Stars lore please.

  50. Rocker 13144

    Rocker 13144

    4 uur geleden

    Hey Matpat could you guys please do a fallout 4 video on if **spoiler alert** if father from the institute really is Sean and if not where is Sean

  51. David Bowman

    David Bowman

    4 uur geleden

    Who is stronger viliger form animal crossing or steve from minecraft?

  52. Gyamar Maku

    Gyamar Maku

    4 uur geleden

    You play among us

  53. ememe


    4 uur geleden


  54. James Vargas

    James Vargas

    4 uur geleden

    Couldn’t the lava in the nether also be a power source?

  55. Crystal Reynolds

    Crystal Reynolds

    4 uur geleden

    I think that them saying it's a different dimension could be a subtle hint that as is seen in mythology, where you have to pass through the astral plane, could be that the nether is indeed the underworld, which means that the souls could also be coming through from the Overworld, Therefore making souls that pass through the astral plane (aka a PORTAL) an even more renewable source of energy. Plz tell me what you think of my theory!! :)

  56. Isaac Flosman

    Isaac Flosman

    4 uur geleden

    This is back to my old Theory that the nether update is The old nether and that cycle got rid of all life and then formed the nether before the update

  57. Mark Trishchuk

    Mark Trishchuk

    5 uur geleden

    Dear Matpat, please do agame theory on valorant. I feel like there is a whole TON of lore that i cannot discover since i do not have any clue of how to find lore. I can only say from what i found is that the "Kingdom" logo has to do with some of the lore.

  58. Markus Bäckebo

    Markus Bäckebo

    5 uur geleden

    It can be that the influx of energy is souls. But it can also other sources of energy, such as radioactive decays. Or gravity stress if it is orbiting a large planetary body. Or it is a doomed planet that once was orbiting the star and the inhabitants was living on the surface, but then another star slung it out from the solar system so they had to evacuate the surface. Now they live their life until the entrophic processes grind them into dust.

  59. Captnspankles _

    Captnspankles _

    5 uur geleden

    Literally paused my siege ranked game to but the merch

  60. Alther Mella

    Alther Mella

    5 uur geleden

    Minecraft has infinite energy, stuff can grow and have matter, water is infinite and you can walk forever. Getting rid of energy does not really have a meaning. The first law of thermodynamics does not apply to minecraft. TLDR: you're overcomplicating stuff.

  61. rana morcos

    rana morcos

    5 uur geleden

    plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss do another one pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  62. Ahmed Hatem

    Ahmed Hatem

    5 uur geleden

  63. Ahmed Hatem

    Ahmed Hatem

    5 uur geleden

    Please provide me with the content of MainCraft

  64. Milan Svitek

    Milan Svitek

    5 uur geleden

    Where does the energy come from if not a sun!? MatPat: SOULS! BRUH... Geothermal or planetary tidal effects might explain all the lava...

  65. pokebrouserkat


    5 uur geleden

    the nether if full of lava, functioning as a left effesient but constant artificial sun!

  66. Synth


    5 uur geleden

    I have a theory that can probably be proved wrong, but anyways I think that the nether used to be the normal world like it was covered in grass and had normal mobs, but something happened and the “ancient builders” escaped using portals and wound up in the over world. But that world wasn’t perfect because it had creepers and zombies and stuff. So they tried to go to a different world (the end). But that world wasn’t perfect either because of the Ender dragon. So they just chose the over world because it was the best and most sustainable world.

  67. Notable


    5 uur geleden

    1 Problem you never explained how they got their energy before the ancient builders came.... My theory is that they just get it from the lava. There is so much lava that it acts like the sun on a much lower extent. Thats why fungus can only grow because the lava isn't powerful enough to support anytype of other plant. But it is powerful enough for the piglins to grow...Also piglins hunt hoglins. So I assume that Hoglins eat mushrooms who got energy from..souls/lava and then the piglins and other creatures eat those for energy. and don't say the whole bad meat ratio...hoglins just have a better meat ratio and that's just facs

  68. AndREEEEE


    5 uur geleden

    Fun fact Raycons actually simply suck They are just rebranded 30 bucks amazon earphones with extremely exagerared bass

  69. Parsogross


    5 uur geleden

    Well I always just assumed that they got their energy FROM the heat of the neather I mean there’s plenty but I guess trapped souls makes more sense

  70. Nathaniel R-D

    Nathaniel R-D

    5 uur geleden

    now, this probably has some major flaws but could the nether be using geothermal energy? perhaps the mobs have found a way to convert heat into energy.

  71. Jae Holmes

    Jae Holmes

    5 uur geleden

    we needs a barney the dinosaur theory cause in the theme song it says barney is a dinosaur from our imagination so dose that mean barney the dinosaur no exist?

  72. passivegotit


    5 uur geleden

    The doom slayer is getting mad right now

  73. Sideyblock 82

    Sideyblock 82

    5 uur geleden

    He makes me feel dumb

  74. Laquisha


    5 uur geleden

    U have to do ark survival evolved

  75. Fool Of Daggers

    Fool Of Daggers

    6 uur geleden

    Regarding if the Nether is below the Overworld, there's actually Mojang-created evidence that it is: On the old Minecraft Xbox One Edition, the map for the Tumble minigame (essentially spleef) portrays the Nether as being physically underneath the Overworld, separated by a bedrock layer.

  76. TheCreepypro


    6 uur geleden

    to think the nether all this time was none of the things we thought it was

  77. Ramses Bos

    Ramses Bos

    6 uur geleden

    theory idea the mass of all the minecraft blocks

  78. •PotatoSandWitches •

    •PotatoSandWitches •

    6 uur geleden

    If you like *E* and Game theory watch this:

  79. Rabbitikk


    6 uur geleden

    I mean they can say all they want that it's a seperate world, but if it's going to be anyone's choice on where it is, it's Notch's.

  80. Dyrestraiz


    6 uur geleden

    Is it possible that there's energy coming from the lava pits? I could see the Nether acting as a sort of petri dish.

  81. Rafael Wells

    Rafael Wells

    6 uur geleden

    Someone get this comment to the top! I theorize minecraft's update order is a story being told backwards, it explains why we didn't have any of the new stuff in previous updates, because it actually ends in original beta minecraft, with Steve all alone, no mobs, or not nearly as many, and almost everything else extinct!

  82. Amaru R6

    Amaru R6

    6 uur geleden

    Explore the world of subway surfers!

  83. Adam Dennison

    Adam Dennison

    6 uur geleden

    How about a theory on little big planet/sack boy's big adventure

  84. BobTheFishy


    6 uur geleden

    0:54 I got my shirt a couple hours before it ended

  85. Flog Champ

    Flog Champ

    6 uur geleden

    I get that the video needs to be long enough, but he really stretched that out for a kindof anticlimactic end I feel like. I had already realized what the energy source for the nether would be as soon as he asked, but he took 3 years to get to that, only to say that wandering adventurers are the fuel. Also if the warped biome theory is correct, (while it didn't seem even necessary?) then that would require another theory of how A, the nether used to not be burning, to allow the water to be placed to make it warped, or B, how the builders managed to move that stuff into the nether and have it grow

  86. Djust Djuuken

    Djust Djuuken

    6 uur geleden

    As a Dutch person i knew the joke was coming-

  87. Beaver Jedi

    Beaver Jedi

    6 uur geleden

    I'm listening to this video using red raycon ear buds! Honestlyx best head phones I've ever used. Also, I don't like this theory. The amount of soul sand in the nether is insane, but where did those souls come from? "Lives from the over world" but really. How many people would've figured out how to travel to the nether? Or would've gone there anyway? Its just way to many soul sand blocks than this theory suggests.

  88. N. Pratt

    N. Pratt

    6 uur geleden

    im watching this for a school essay

  89. Alex Mason

    Alex Mason

    6 uur geleden


  90. sloth_guy


    7 uur geleden

    You should use the credits in your next Minecraft theory, is has all the lore you need.

  91. Ella Mccarthy

    Ella Mccarthy

    7 uur geleden

    you NEED to watch glichtechs okay there is a character in it named miko and she is a interesting character

  92. DockingDart Yt

    DockingDart Yt

    7 uur geleden

    Hey mat pat have you thought that they learned how to do things by ingesting the souls of the dead

  93. Maxim Sarkocy

    Maxim Sarkocy

    7 uur geleden

    The nether isn't the only thing that uses souls **FNAF 1 living tombstone earrape starts playing** Bad joke i know xd

  94. Q W

    Q W

    7 uur geleden

    I mean little stretch, could just be heat from the core. I mean even without a sun places near hydrothermic vents could keep life in the oceans alive for billions of years

  95. Irfan Hashmi

    Irfan Hashmi

    7 uur geleden

    Or like maybe there's a giant source of energy that produces enough heat for those lava rivers and thats the source of energy for the netherworld, not souls...?

  96. Matt Fontaine

    Matt Fontaine

    7 uur geleden

    If they get souls from the Overworld does that mean there was no life beforehand and it only started after the first adventurers died?

  97. Just Aodhan

    Just Aodhan

    7 uur geleden

    Hey mattpatt. I really enjoy your vids and have been here since middle school. I’m in high school now. If you ever see this I just had a point I hope you would see. The nether is another dimension, which you mean that it doesn’t have to apply and make sense with earth science, maybe it works differently

  98. Ibuki Mioda

    Ibuki Mioda

    8 uur geleden

    Can you do the Danganronpa series? I was turned upsie downs even though I was in that place. By the way, I FORGIVE YOU MIKANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

  99. Georginio Janssen

    Georginio Janssen

    8 uur geleden

    Awww I tought you were talking about my place the Netherlands 🇳🇱

  100. Geek'N Up TheNight!!!

    Geek'N Up TheNight!!!

    8 uur geleden

    What about the energy from the lava sea?