Game Theory: Minecraft, The Secret Desert Origin of Creepers

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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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Bhavesh BK
Bhavesh BK 2 חודשים לפני
i want mojang to watch all ur videos and confirm it. Then i can die peacfully.
Hussain Yooh
Hussain Yooh 2 ימים לפני
@Bhavesh BK same lol
Jk Jp
Jk Jp 4 ימים לפני
@Caleb Murray lmfao
Lightning Gaming
Lightning Gaming 5 ימים לפני
If I was matpats father I would be proud
Lightning Gaming
Lightning Gaming 5 ימים לפני
I wanna know why and hi ow steve came to be?
Pratham Komma
Pratham Komma 12 ימים לפני
@Alexandra Adamczyk no I'm not one lol
Biology and Science Reviews
Biology and Science Reviews 4 שעות לפני
Why didn't you tell them to write them all down?
Biology and Science Reviews
Biology and Science Reviews 4 שעות לפני
17:05: It's funny to hear MatPat saying his own name. I don't know WHY it's funny; it just is
Genesis25 4 שעות לפני
But why is the creeper hostile to the player if it was made by "ancient civilization"?
Biology and Science Reviews
Biology and Science Reviews 5 שעות לפני
0:29 When it WHAT
The Gamer Nerd
The Gamer Nerd 9 שעות לפני
How would they make the tnt to put inside the creeper if they need gunpowder which is only dropped by creepers?
UraniumPuppy 4000
UraniumPuppy 4000 13 שעות לפני
1:30 ah, yes. my favorite drink. knowledge.
hiyofoid23 17 שעות לפני
literally a desert temple behind the desert temple 3:53 (idk how to do that link thing)
hiyofoid23 17 שעות לפני
the sparkle girl
the sparkle girl 17 שעות לפני
fyi, notch acally tweeted that creepers are made of leaves.
Random guy
Random guy 20 שעות לפני
it even could be, then the pillagers ARE the ancient builders
Pancake the dog
Pancake the dog יום לפני
Fun fact: Creepers are actually a mistake, they were accidentally made when a coding mistake was made for making pigs.
gamila youssef
gamila youssef יום לפני
im learning more about my home country or state
RedHacker יום לפני
Why dont you make a Friday Night Funkin' episode
Corpzia Cat
Corpzia Cat יום לפני
The string could just represent the wrapping around the mummies
IcyEnderKing יום לפני
I just want to add: The reason there are so many Creepers is that TNT is made out of Gunpower and sand Where is the best place to find boatloads of sand? Deserts. Could be something there but I just thought it was neat
Lickow3 יום לפני
Creepers probably know that they are expoading so they dont want to get near the cat and i think because tnt is connected to their hearts they are exploading when they get a excited like they propably never seen a man after people disapierd in end so they are excited to see a man and they are excited to see a cat cuz they like them so that could posibly mean that totem of undying in contact with people makes crepers or some kind of it because they are acting same as aciant people
Malak Ahmed
Malak Ahmed יום לפני
wait when u showed us the picture of a inside of a creeper it had a heart it had a skeleton so its a living thing no way the builders where that smart
LordPorkston LeaderofBaconNation
LordPorkston LeaderofBaconNation 2 ימים לפני
"and here we have the ankh representing life" Me thinking it was a yugioh reference
Hi People
Hi People 2 ימים לפני
My Ela teacher had us watch one of your videos in class today and to say I was super happy is an understatement.
RosyKitteh 2 ימים לפני
Cats drop string? Since when?! Didn't think that Game Theory would be teaching a self-proclaimed Minecraft pro like me new things about Minecraft
Phoenix Cervantes
Phoenix Cervantes 2 ימים לפני
HISStory is happening -MatPat
JJ Chaos
JJ Chaos 2 ימים לפני
So, the Illagers are the Hermeticists to the Builder's ancient Egyptian mystics?
Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott 2 ימים לפני
What time is it? Time for you to get a game theory watch! *I fixed your mercy plug*
Melina The Cat
Melina The Cat 2 ימים לפני
A Creeper Looks Like a cactus. It can "hide" in a desert
Anonymous Art
Anonymous Art 2 ימים לפני
I have a wacky theory about there being multiple clans of builders. I look at it this way: The builders made Creepers. Why are they attacking Steve, a possible descendant of the creators? Here’s what I came up with: Two clans were in bad terms. One clan made the Creepers to be used as soldiers to fight for the desert clan.
KelvinOfTheShen 2 ימים לפני
Bruh, TnT is literally made from sand and gunpowder. That's enough evidence for me.
Peace & War
Peace & War 2 ימים לפני
OH! This also explains why iron golems don't attack creepers
Talia09 2 ימים לפני
Elex Gochnour
Elex Gochnour 3 ימים לפני
also cats protect you from phantoms would that correspond some how with them actually in minecraft protecting the ancient civilization and why they would worship them?
Tin Nguyen
Tin Nguyen 3 ימים לפני
Creepers may just have alurophobia Fear of cats and forgive me if I spelled it wrong
SuperSpartan579 3 ימים לפני
I was really hoping you would cover the skull found in deserts and swamps that looked like creepers in this, but it’s still a great video
Sebastian Fortuna
Sebastian Fortuna 3 ימים לפני
I was playing plants VS zombies while watching this and then I see a zombie from PVZ
DevNandan Nair
DevNandan Nair 3 ימים לפני
2:35, oh now I know why his wife was there
The Grand Crosser
The Grand Crosser 3 ימים לפני
Matpat: Trying to give lore to totems of undying. 2b2t: Duping totems to give them an edge in combat using ancient crystals as bombs to allow them to blow eachother up.
MrSourBean 3 ימים לפני
My theory: Bed=Endless life This applies in real life too :)
InvalidMember 3 ימים לפני
Mat, u good?
Jswelly 3 ימים לפני
wasn't the creeper a bug that Mojang decided not to fix? or maybe they kept it in for the lore?
EvokerKing79 3 ימים לפני
"A GAME THEORY" -quote from a person who has the mind of a genius
Delaney McCabe
Delaney McCabe 3 ימים לפני
Me who already ordered almost everything in the store :)
Liza Sibi
Liza Sibi 3 ימים לפני
Dude when is the lore found dude its to loong
Euan Kim
Euan Kim 3 ימים לפני
Who edited in the warden
Euan Kim
Euan Kim 3 ימים לפני
Aw man
Gamer X 2,000,000
Gamer X 2,000,000 4 ימים לפני
How many of those people in the intro were stock images XD lmao!
Skeleton Sketches
Skeleton Sketches 4 ימים לפני
It might be a coincidence, but the shape of the Totem Of the Undying mimics the shape of the Ahnk! Interesting thing that I noticed :]
Wren Studio
Wren Studio 4 ימים לפני
Oh ohh no Not this summer this summer you’re going to be really important slowly going insane because of how much amazing stuff is in it but you just can’t get it you just can’t use it you just can’t do anything you must sit there you must wait and he must’ve slowly from saying waiting for it to come out well that’s just me I want the update to come out but it never will
Murder Pants 2.0
Murder Pants 2.0 4 ימים לפני
Creepers are distant cousins of either the pig or cactus
JanAK 4 ימים לפני
Also on the topic of the ancient Egyptians the string very well could be like bandages on mummies, since Minecraft doesn’t have bandages, they take wool and turn it to string to help mummify the bodies. Just a mini theory 🙃
john 4 ימים לפני
The creeper may get it’s energy from the sun as it’s green color could absorb solar rays and power it.
Thunder Go
Thunder Go 4 ימים לפני
bUgz.l1fe 4 ימים לפני
another thing that i’ve noticed is that dessert temples have four chests. Egyptian‘s were known for storing organs in four separate containers after death.
d0wn gr0und
d0wn gr0und 4 ימים לפני
The funny thing is that i actually went to that temple
angelo musitano
angelo musitano 4 ימים לפני
The string could have just come from cobwebs formed over time.
RYZA'S PLACE 4 ימים לפני
Ever notice that both the robot fish and the Shulker in Minecraft have monobrows kinda like the villagers
Kamil Jastrzębski
Kamil Jastrzębski 4 ימים לפני
3:32 mineshaft spawns always under the village strongholds made endermans, desertt tempels spawns near village.
LukZrO 4 ימים לפני
Matpat as a teacher would be great
Junaid Gul
Junaid Gul 5 ימים לפני
Fun fact : the word 'ankh' means eye in hindi
ClayXros 5 ימים לפני
I think I'll stick to the Pete Moss Creeper theory, specifically because the temples could simply be honoring the naturally occuring presence of Creepers and how they galvanized resource collection for them. The Chiseled blocks don't only house man-made carvings, after all. They house Skeletons in the case of Chiseled Netherbrick, something that is common in the Nether and a result of the souls persisting there, and the Chiseled Deep Slate which seems to show a Builder. The others of course are artificial creations such as the Warden and Whither Boss, however keeping those in living memory through decoration would be important to them, either to remind and warn others they exist or to honor them. Creepers providing TNT and an easier method of mining out the earth being honored in the same way humans honor animas who they've come to rely on feels much stronger than a joke entry in a decently written Mobestiary.
ClayXros 5 ימים לפני
In anticipated response to the cat portion of the video, I've got a simple response. The Creepers are biologically programmed to avoid cats because they kill other animals, giving more corpses for Creeper spores to grow from. So they steer clear when a cat is around. Kind of a biological peace treaty that does sometimes exist in nature.
Ashta ColaYT
Ashta ColaYT 5 ימים לפני
They worship the creepers
Lightning Gaming
Lightning Gaming 5 ימים לפני
Wheres the ancient art of cats; How much did people worship
Lightning Gaming
Lightning Gaming 5 ימים לפני
I wonder where Steve came from?
Alujis 5 ימים לפני
12:23 anyone reminded of DanTDM's hardcore world? he was so careful about his cats and shot multiple of them with arrows during raids on accident. RIP Skinny, and the hardcore world
Mr. Man
Mr. Man 5 ימים לפני
tutacat 5 ימים לפני
Looks like tnt creeper is an homage to mumbojumbo inside a creeper
EdgeZXY 5 ימים לפני
Time to keep working my Minecraft world. Can't wait to turn it into a realm for others to help explore
M4GNUS Productions
M4GNUS Productions 5 ימים לפני
You’re so good at explaining and convincing. You could tell me that the player is a descendant of the ended dragon and I would believe you.
AuTheWolf 5 ימים לפני
Creepes can resemble cactuses to people who don't know what creepers are
matpat: gaming's most iconic charecter :the creeper mario , lugi , minecraft steve and alex , donkey kong , FNaF , amoung us , pac-man and the ghosts : are we a joke to u?
Bishop of the Church of Tea
Bishop of the Church of Tea 2 ימים לפני
Leemon Cordova
Leemon Cordova 5 ימים לפני
what happens if mojang update the dessert and you prove it is lush greens too
Kristian Ager
Kristian Ager 5 ימים לפני
Cant wait to find out there was never Lore and they just went along with it
Isaac Nunya Biz
Isaac Nunya Biz 5 ימים לפני
Wait mat pat if the illagers were (theoretically) descendants of this ancient minecraft egyptian race, and the illagers are villagers that were outcasts, then does that mean that villagers are all together descendants of the ancient race of builders or the egyptian? (Im confused, also by my own question)
Damian1png 5 ימים לפני
7:15, in minecraft dungeons there's a reference of the creeper anatomy but instead having a full tnt block it haves a red block that don't have that paper
lets talk dragons
lets talk dragons 5 ימים לפני
Maybe the Illagers know the origin of the creeper and how they were created, and now the Illagers are trying to do the same thing but with steve. Although they are falling and making zombies. Maybe the Illagers respect the ancient builders that created the creeper so much that they also have a respect for cats. Explaining the cat staues. Maybe they also pay their respects to the ancient builders that made the creeper in emeralds. That would explain why they can drop an emerald. Maybe they take emeralds from the villagers that kicked them out in the first place. They could collect them by raids on villages and by vexes. Maybe that's why the vexes can go through walls. Idk it's just a theory, my theory!
JusDibz •
JusDibz • 5 ימים לפני
Hope I’m thirsty? Ohhh a lot of us are thirsty for anything Ramadan
Blok Vader
Blok Vader 5 ימים לפני
Bro he ain't gonna mention that the cat statues in the woodland mansions are literally in the same poses as Sphinx statues, yk the Egyptian lion/woman things
life and deppresion
life and deppresion 5 ימים לפני
What do the end credits mean by you think this is just a game in the end credits, what do the end credits mean in the end? Who made the end credits? Is it lore or is it just there to mess us up
Orstanzo Josiamie
Orstanzo Josiamie 5 ימים לפני
I noticed that totems look like villagers
behzad Tuodarbari
behzad Tuodarbari 6 ימים לפני
Uh mat how about that temple in the jungle biom?
PebbleLiege 6 ימים לפני
creeper are experimented pigs for explotiom mining
Big Boi
Big Boi 6 ימים לפני
Just realized the totem of undying looks like the ankh
Maggie Izaya
Maggie Izaya 6 ימים לפני
The Totem of Undying has almost the same general shape as an ank...
Mike Fountaine
Mike Fountaine 6 ימים לפני
Bro, eyes are tired? GAME THEORY blue-light filter glasses?!?!?!?! What viewer wouldn't LOVE THAT?!
Jayneal Jimenez
Jayneal Jimenez 6 ימים לפני
RIP Professor MatPat
Wyatt Witwicki
Wyatt Witwicki 6 ימים לפני
Imagine that there might be someone who collects these
William Zheng
William Zheng 6 ימים לפני
the totem of undying is literally in the vague shape of an egyptian ankh.
The Beast
The Beast 6 ימים לפני
I always dance like no-one is watching. It's how I maintain my calorie deficit! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that does that LOL
Alexander Velazquez
Alexander Velazquez 6 ימים לפני
Theory: in one of the new minor updates, they didn’t include the part where it said herobrine isn’t included. What if the evokers try making steve, and accidentally make herobrine, bringing herobrine to the game
Vaughninja 6 ימים לפני
Actually there isn’t gonna be archaeology
Ezekiel Gragera
Ezekiel Gragera 6 ימים לפני
When you hear a hissing sound Matpat: its just the sound of my torch
Annoyed_leaf 6 ימים לפני
Ima creeper Minecraft grim reaper
E 6 ימים לפני
MatPat: The Ankh DC fans: Dr Fate is real :O
plastic bag
plastic bag 7 ימים לפני
Bruh they ankh was a sign of rebirth just say that don’t use the word continuity
plastic bag
plastic bag 7 ימים לפני
And also I recognize that image they weren’t responsible for “killing venoms snakes” thats bast fighting apophis the serpent of chaos during raw nightly ride through the underworld it’s a cat fighting for order against chaos that’s what that represents, not cats kill snakes
Molecular_Scientist 7 ימים לפני
Did creepers turn on them orrr?? And why do they attack us...
Jabanyo Claus
Jabanyo Claus 7 ימים לפני
Lol the string might just stand for cobwebs
dhan f
dhan f 7 ימים לפני
the minecraft developer watching this who just thought the pattern was cool: 👁👄👁
DEFAULT cxz 7 ימים לפני
"dryer then dunkeys sence of humor" OOF that must hurt....
Velocity 7 ימים לפני
more theories mat pat! :(
Doggo Knight
Doggo Knight 7 ימים לפני
Because there was several factions of humanity,some living in the desert,in the ocean,some in the jungle. I’m not sure if you have done this but maybe it’s why there is different technologies,desert temples having TNT and jungle temples having hidden poison arrows and the guardians that the ocean dwellers created to protect them and their temples but there is a problem with that,why would the guardians attack Steve when he comes near.My theory is that the ocean dwellers escaped into the end with the other civilizations,leaving the guardians alone in the ocean explaining why they attack Steve when he come near them.because his ancestors left them. This ends my Ted talk
Honestly 7 ימים לפני
Did they get there money ?
TheREAPERoo7 8 ימים לפני
Ay, mat, think you could cover risk of rain 2? It has amazing gameplay, and even better lore! I’d like to see you take up this challenge, not to mention try the game! This is the 10th and last video that I’m going to ask this. Good day!
Goblin Lemon
Goblin Lemon 8 ימים לפני
If the ancient civilization uses roman numerals, aren't they roman? Or do they just use it? Hm..
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