Game Theory: Minecraft and The Power of The Dead

1. 05. 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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Writers: Matthew Patrick
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  • 1:18 Dutch Minecrafters: *GEKOLONISEERD*

    KaiserRedGamerKaiserRedGamerPřed 57 minutami
  • As a Doom Eternal player, the title had me thinking about Argent Energy from the game.

    Atomic HeartedAtomic HeartedPřed hodinou
  • 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 TheMerchantPřed hodinou
  • Hey join the dream smp

    fire napfire napPřed hodinou

    Yan BaiYan BaiPřed 2 hodinami
  • Well... could have been called Grave Site...

    Blazer RayBlazer RayPřed 2 hodinami
  • who says calories exist in minecraft maybe thgey have a better system of getting energy

    Chicken Noodle SoupChicken Noodle SoupPřed 2 hodinami
  • 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 PathakPřed 3 hodinami
  • Its just a Block game

    SeanTheGamer 0SeanTheGamer 0Před 3 hodinami
  • Hey mat! I have a theory, but I really need some votes in the replys to tell the story.

    LømicLømicPřed 3 hodinami
  • "plants are the only thing that can harness energy from the sun" sunfire elves: soo...we are plants..... pd: hello to all TDP fans!!

    alvar45alvar45Před 4 hodinami
  • If that's the case why would you turn on creative mode can you dig straight down to the nether?

    ironfang bigheartironfang bigheartPřed 4 hodinami
  • 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_Před 4 hodinami
  • 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 PandaPřed 5 hodinami
    • 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 PandaPřed hodinou
  • As a Dutch person I was kinda proud when the Dutch anthem started playing in the beginning

    Zworis GamesZworis GamesPřed 5 hodinami
  • 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 HuntPřed 7 hodinami
  • My theory is that the lava is producing all the energy in the nether but I might be wrong. :/

    Rehan RasoolyRehan RasoolyPřed 7 hodinami
  • MatPat out here giving a science lesson on energy.

    MeltedDinosaurMeltedDinosaurPřed 7 hodinami
  • Did you just stole someone's theory and make it your own? Tf

    SG LalaSG LalaPřed 8 hodinami
  • 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-Před 8 hodinami
  • 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 TanPřed 9 hodinami
    • Just a theory

      Ian TanIan TanPřed 9 hodinami
  • 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 CookPřed 9 hodinami
  • Make a channel music theory ❤️❤️

    Cloak CZCloak CZPřed 9 hodinami
  • Just wondering... why is lava not an acceptable source of energy? I mean, thermal energy is still energy.

    JuggernautStyleJuggernautStylePřed 9 hodinami
  • 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 playsPřed 10 hodinami
  • Please do an enderdragon theory, I love this series

    Starix 888Starix 888Před 10 hodinami
  • there is one man who can convince me of literally anything no matter how far fetched. mat..... im worried and appreciative.

    ridley craneridley cranePřed 11 hodinami
  • Hei you forgot a beaut what is guardian In minecraft

    Konak HsKonak HsPřed 11 hodinami
  • 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?

    GhostfaceGirl180GhostfaceGirl180Před 11 hodinami
  • 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 ThomasPřed 11 hodinami
  • is lava a possible power source? it is heat enerygy i guess

    potato manpotato manPřed 12 hodinami
  • Why can’t the lava be used as an energy source? And how did the nether sustain itself before explorers went there?

    Bryce EzekaiBryce EzekaiPřed 12 hodinami
  • 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 WeiPřed 12 hodinami
  • 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 IdentityPřed 12 hodinami
    • Also Cassie was one of the ancient builders

      Obscure IdentityObscure IdentityPřed 41 minutou
  • U now i love the nether and the music and the soul sand design

    Leann CampbellLeann CampbellPřed 12 hodinami
  • Dang matpat your a pretty fun-gi

    wolfumwolfumPřed 12 hodinami
  • 9:52 is that....

    SiCheng LuoSiCheng LuoPřed 12 hodinami
  • So if we all just became pros or just stopped playing Minecraft the nether would die?

    Not EridenNot EridenPřed 12 hodinami
  • 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?

    ScarsandStichesScarsandStichesPřed 13 hodinami
  • I mean souls are cool, but wouldn't the energy coming from the magma be an easier source of energy.

    sposso97sposso97Před 13 hodinami
  • No one is gonna mention the gigantic bones in souls and valleys?

    Shawn WilliamsShawn WilliamsPřed 13 hodinami
  • 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 HoehleinPřed 13 hodinami
  • when you don't have money to but merch 😢

    Feitan PortorFeitan PortorPřed 13 hodinami
  • 6:25 Still dont know why people dont use solar panels even with this info.

    CroziusHD ACMCroziusHD ACMPřed 13 hodinami
  • 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?

    jak582filmwebjak582filmwebPřed 13 hodinami
  • So...not lava then?

    K'hari JordanK'hari JordanPřed 14 hodinami
  • 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 HeiressPřed 14 hodinami
  • or thermal energy

    senior seniorsenior seniorPřed 14 hodinami
  • Oh god that “Ear-Mouth” scares me ._.

    GummiandGummiandPřed 14 hodinami
  • We need a Theory about Herobrine. Hes so mysteries and in wonna know more. Plus i cant be the only one

    GummiandGummiandPřed 14 hodinami
  • I’m looking at Minecraft a whole different way

    Alpha • ArchesAlpha • ArchesPřed 14 hodinami
  • Minecraft is Minecraft if there's floating blocks there should be no logic BECAUSE THINGS DON'T FLOAT

    Mary RaudysMary RaudysPřed 14 hodinami
  • (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 YasssPřed 14 hodinami
  • well lava

    None Of Your BusinessNone Of Your BusinessPřed 14 hodinami
  • Is a good theory where did Steve come from and how was he brought into existence

    clone 26clone 26Před 15 hodinami
  • when i was going to get my raycon it cost 80 dollars and im not doing it

    Justin RodriguezJustin RodriguezPřed 15 hodinami
  • 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 fojasPřed 15 hodinami
  • 12:02 APOLOGIZE TO LUIGI faifiawrhfviwrvioesrignefsvbhpijrewbifesjvrwe

    Cryptic CanineCryptic CaninePřed 15 hodinami
  • Annuit cceptis humane liberta search it up it is serious

    David ParedesDavid ParedesPřed 15 hodinami
  • Matpat you ask how to sustain life with no sun, I say you don't, the things in the nether are undead.

    Michael DavisMichael DavisPřed 16 hodinami
  • youve done the price of emreled now what is the price of piglin gold (yes i got this idea from the intro)

    gamer_pizza983gamer_pizza983Před 16 hodinami
  • mat pat 2 minutes in: HELL jk youve been bamboozled

    Danny boiDanny boiPřed 16 hodinami
  • no offence but watching one of matpat's videos about a really good and popular game ruins the game for me

    Nony PlayzNony PlayzPřed 16 hodinami
  • 5:09 Fitness is my passion

    Kiera LarkinKiera LarkinPřed 16 hodinami
  • wait isnt thermal energy a thing?

    Livra AstraelisLivra AstraelisPřed 17 hodinami
  • Please do a theory on what are ghasts

    Anish LalAnish LalPřed 17 hodinami
  • Each update is another part of the timeline? Timeline is updates?

    BlazeBlazePřed 17 hodinami
  • Making this theory shorter: everything is dead wich means the need nothing

    oakdevil minecraftoakdevil minecraftPřed 17 hodinami
  • "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_ChazPřed 17 hodinami
  • Game: "exists" MatPat: and i took that personally

    TegesO oTegesO oPřed 17 hodinami
  • Maybe your next theory series should be on terraria

    Kian McneelyKian McneelyPřed 17 hodinami
  • 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 BurgdorffPřed 17 hodinami
  • 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.

    livelaughlemonlivelaughlemonPřed 17 hodinami
  • Have you done a theory of tattal tail

    it's me jj Walkerit's me jj WalkerPřed 17 hodinami
  • 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 AngelPřed 17 hodinami
  • 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 QuintoPřed 18 hodinami
  • I was going to say lava and magma bringing up new materials that cooldown and that stuff but souls work to.

    ASKL 246ASKL 246Před 18 hodinami
  • Wouldn't the fungi there justbe able to feed on bacteria that feed on thermal energy? Like the deep ocean

    Julio bulioJulio bulioPřed 18 hodinami
  • Fourth Chanel gonna be Music theory?

    Frederik paijanFrederik paijanPřed 18 hodinami
  • Why does Minecraft even have lore it’s just a game were you build stuff

    Logan TullochLogan TullochPřed 18 hodinami
  • Minecraft will Nether End.

    Cedar KCedar KPřed 18 hodinami
  • Hey I have a theory that xp is also souls

    Mr YeetMr YeetPřed 18 hodinami
  • 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 PrimePřed 18 hodinami
  • Jesus could literally come down from the sky to tell me the nether isn't underneath the overworld and I still wouldn't accept it

    Toss Me an ArnieToss Me an ArniePřed 18 hodinami
  • Thanks I hate ear-mouth

    logibearlogibearPřed 18 hodinami
  • 8:51 warped or wrong man that steve is wrong

    Michael Anthony MurphyMichael Anthony MurphyPřed 19 hodinami
  • matpat you should do a theory on respawning

    yodas18yodas18Před 19 hodinami
  • But… wouldn’t the piglins have souls and might they have domesticated the striders. It does seem like the possibility that piglins know how to given their use of tools.

    DoomFallLDoomFallLPřed 19 hodinami
  • How does the forest get warped if you can’t pour water in the nether?

    mistahfatcheeksmistahfatcheeksPřed 19 hodinami
  • If you want to hear the gospel, press read more..... Jesus died for our sins, he suffered and did nothing wrong. A crown of thorns was dug into his skull, was whipped 39 times, then was forced to carry a giant wooden cross up a hill. Then finally, was crucified and suffered the full wrath if God, he rose once more three days later. Believe this, and you will inherit eternal life.

    Knight ArtoriasKnight ArtoriasPřed 20 hodinami
  • Minecraft devs: you want to make new block called soul sand? 2nd dev: yea

    king fyrusking fyrusPřed 20 hodinami
  • 8:01 XD talking about netherwart and how its useful to make potions with, and then just shows the one potion that doesn't use netherwart (dragons breath)

    Ryker MulesRyker MulesPřed 20 hodinami
  • hey have you noticed that all trees in minecraft are all the same age?

    FartPigeon TheMerchantFartPigeon TheMerchantPřed 20 hodinami
  • I love your videos but raycons sound like bassy garbage

    masonidk1masonidk1Před 20 hodinami
  • Update nether lore please I have tons of questions like crying obsidian and other new features

    Kobe NatvikKobe NatvikPřed 20 hodinami
  • Wear soulspeed boots on soulsand with captions on and... oh goodness

    J BlaineJ BlainePřed 20 hodinami
  • Matpat, should revisit "the bite of 83" with Dr. Mike the CSworld doctor.

    Chris FreemanChris FreemanPřed 20 hodinami
  • wow my birthday was may 1st i feel like im god noow

    AnonymousGam226AnonymousGam226Před 21 hodinou
  • I think it’s more likely that the nether Fungi are Chemo-synthetic. Just like some deep ocean creatures here on earth that use chemicals from volcanic vents to get their energy. Let’s face it, there’s probably not a shortage of volcanic chemicals in the nether. Souls are a more magical energy. Perhaps that’s what experience orbs are and so XP is used to enchant, while netherwart is used to turn soul energy into magic potion effects. But I don’t think it’s a nutrition source.

    Friendly FireFriendly FirePřed 21 hodinou