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 сарын өмнө
i want mojang to watch all ur videos and confirm it. Then i can die peacfully.
Psychopomp 5 өдрийн өмнө
Hussain Yooh
Hussain Yooh 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Bhavesh BK same lol
Jk Jp
Jk Jp 10 өдрийн өмнө
@Caleb Murray lmfao
Lightning Gaming
Lightning Gaming 11 өдрийн өмнө
If I was matpats father I would be proud
Lightning Gaming
Lightning Gaming 11 өдрийн өмнө
I wanna know why and hi ow steve came to be?
Team Mystic TV
Team Mystic TV 2 цагийн өмнө
Am I a nerd to have foreknowledge of those Egyptian symbols in the intro?
Rafaela Vera Lugo
Rafaela Vera Lugo 2 цагийн өмнө
You forgot to say that iron golems attack all hostile or neutral monsters except for creepers
Christer Käll
Christer Käll 5 цагийн өмнө
5:01 same here matpat
xNight_441 8 цагийн өмнө
So creepers are like mumis?
Roblox Wood
Roblox Wood 15 цагийн өмнө
Maybe the strings are the cloth that covered the corpses
Jessica Bickerstaff
Jessica Bickerstaff 21 цагийн өмнө
Kuli Does Things
Kuli Does Things 21 цагийн өмнө
What if Creepers were made to guard to temples, and they made them green sticks so that they blend in with cactus?
Tea das Faultier
Tea das Faultier Өдрийн өмнө
Experimenting with life -> cats have 9 LIVES -> WORSHIP (Cat-Gods?) -> Be like god -> Have more lives -> Illager experiments (Totems)
EpicEres Өдрийн өмнө
every so often I come here to ask for please, a game theory on the zombie lore behind Call of Duty Black Ops. I can't be the only one looking for some one to sow that up. :)
The Weirdo Channel / Rainbow Puppy
The Weirdo Channel / Rainbow Puppy 2 өдрийн өмнө
I thought the creepers didn't like the fact that cats hiss too
Jungle The rainwing
Jungle The rainwing 2 өдрийн өмнө
Here is my theory: After the ancient builders created the wither they tried to create a being strong enough to defeat the wither. I think that the minecraft protagonist is the final creation of the builders before they were destroyed by the wither and the wither was destroyed in a climatic final battle thousands of years ago with the protagonist which is why there is no wither just floating around minecraft and the ancient builders gave the protagonist multiple souls to keep it alive indefinitely and as of the game starting the minecraft protagonist wakes up from a coma. That is why the minecraft character can respawn and it is also why the minecraft character knows how to craft all the items in minecraft. Have you ever noticed that? The minecraft protagonist instantly knows just as much about crafting as you and more due to it instantly giving you the recipe to any craftable item just by picking it up. It also explains why you cannot craft certain items like the end portal due to the ancient builders being careful not to let it follow them into the end in case it went evil. I got the idea for this theory from Benjamin b's comment Please spice up this theory to make it better because I am not as practiced as you but I think it is correct.
Jungle The rainwing
Jungle The rainwing 2 өдрийн өмнө
14:10 Not to mention that the totem of the undying kinda looks like an Ankh.
Yudron Micros
Yudron Micros 2 өдрийн өмнө
i want to see what MatPat would come up with, if Mojang would ever make Enderman-villagers.
Boaz Lee
Boaz Lee 2 өдрийн өмнө
7:26 Au contraire mon frère. You mentioned the Mobestiary’s cross-section of the anatomy of a creeper and the TNT to say that they’re artificial creations. Well if that’s the case how do you explain that it has a heart, a skull, or heck even bones the first place? You claimed that the bones and rotten flesh in desert temple chests are remains of ancient mummies, so they couldn’t be used to explain how Creepers have bones either. Say Creepers were on of the ancient builders earliest experiments with life. After initially creating them, considering the threat that they would pose the humans in general being a literal ticking time bomb. What would the motivation be to continually create even more of them? 7:47 now that you mention it, if even an ancient adventurer from the ancient race of builders wasn’t sure as to the origina and motives of the Creeper. What does this say about the idea and concept of Creepers having been created by desert dwelling civilization of ancient builders? These were just some inconsistencies and holes I found in this video and overall theory.
Nightwing Leader
Nightwing Leader 2 өдрийн өмнө
I Think The Creepers May Be Cactus. You Do Make A Good Point That It Once Had Water But How Did The Cactus Get In The Desert? Did They Bring Cactus To The Desert? But There Where Did They Find Cactus? Did The Plants Evolve In To Cactus, Most Likely Yes
Spark Knight Klee
Spark Knight Klee 3 өдрийн өмнө
Wait a minute... If you kill an Enderman, does that mean you kill one of the Ancient Builders?
Cataline Bernard Canete
Cataline Bernard Canete 3 өдрийн өмнө
If a Creeper is scared of cats, then why do cats drop string and also do spiders? In Real Life Cats were one of the first animals to be discovered but why in minecraft we can never see a portrait of a cat in the desert temple, my theory is the ancient builders also made the Cats. If the origin of the builders made the cats, then is the cats spiders? Spiders attack the player but the Cats do not. Maybe the builders found a way to alter spiders with a potion the was used twice, the reason why the potions were only 2 is because they can reproduce. And if it is possibly the actual lore of minecraft i say thank you. Before you can stop reading MatPat can you pls make another theory about minecraft.
olivineskies 3 өдрийн өмнө
i worship jellie as well
Eternal Gaming
Eternal Gaming 3 өдрийн өмнө
This dude always has such good theories it sounds so believable
Pepsi Man
Pepsi Man 3 өдрийн өмнө
What if the Ancient Beings were at war with each other, explaining the pirate ships similar to real world when Britain and France hired pirates to steal from each other, and also created Creepers as a way to wage war on the other side/villages? Then since they worshipped cats they used that as a defense mechanism against them. It makes no sense as to why Creepers aren't like Pigmen (only attacking when attacked) instead they're programmed to attack humans, so it makes sense they were created as a weapon. Somehow the other sides determined it and began to use cats as protection
Owen G
Owen G 3 өдрийн өмнө
hey matpat i think that the villagers made the creepers here are my reasons 1 creepers do not attack villagers 2 villages allways have cats
S. P. Krishna
S. P. Krishna 4 өдрийн өмнө
Mojang and Notch will be screaming at u cause yo unlocking theories... Thanks
This Heart
This Heart 4 өдрийн өмнө
What if the creeper came from the water and can’t not go back home because they are covered in moss. The moss keeps them afloat. And maybe they self destruct near players because they are able to live in their homes. Also, doesn’t the creepers skin have more variety of colors than any normal mob that usually have two plain colors. Maybe the creeper has been in contact with ( I think at one point in his videos he said creepervine) creepervines, that the creepers skin has become bleached.
This Heart
This Heart 4 өдрийн өмнө
What if the creepers are scared of cats because they seen the cats in the water eating fish?
mark123 4 өдрийн өмнө
Hahahaha I see the ankh symbol in the totem of undying
Nightmare fuel
Nightmare fuel 4 өдрийн өмнө
MasterHeap 4 өдрийн өмнө
Can't wait for Mojang to release the new Minecraft Lore book that just compiles all of MatPat's videos into a book. Also, hilarious thought here. The new dimension comes out and its the Aether. All the lore points to their being a being of higher power that once existed in the world....and it all points to MatPat
Trying to think of a creative username
Trying to think of a creative username 4 өдрийн өмнө
11:58 ancient sogga
Tiffany Andrade
Tiffany Andrade 4 өдрийн өмнө
2:13 My neon green vans Matthew
I like game
I like game 4 өдрийн өмнө
That watch looks like the Omnitrix from Ben 10
AzTech Games
AzTech Games 4 өдрийн өмнө
"Scared of hurting cats..." Tell that to the creeper that blew me up along with my 2 cats.
will york
will york 4 өдрийн өмнө
one thing ive noticed about villages recently, is that many drier climate villages have SO MANY cats. im willing to bet theyre used to drive away stray creepers
PeshoTheKaiser 4 өдрийн өмнө
ur sos sussy i know you took my fortnite card
Evangeline Gonzales
Evangeline Gonzales 5 өдрийн өмнө
I have an Ankh Necklace attachment
Legiunea Memarilor
Legiunea Memarilor 5 өдрийн өмнө
Fun fact: the second symbol from the intro is actually satanic
Filip Dujkovic
Filip Dujkovic 5 өдрийн өмнө
My expansion to Benjamin b's theory from the comment section. My theory is that the ancient builders had made the Totems Of Undying and used them in battle. When they saw that there's less and less of them and the wither was taking their buildings down, they decided to create something which could fight back. They recreated their own bodies through technology, and implanted it with a Totem Of Undying instead of a heart, which is why we never see Steve bleed. he picks up *green or yellow* (same color as the explosion of the totem of undying) experience orbs, maybe as a substitute for blood. The enchanting table requires a sacrifice, a blood sacrifice, Steve having no blood decided to try and give up his Experience, and it worked. They also implanted something in its brain. A Sentience Control switch. The final Builder, Notch, decided to activate the player, and try to bring back his race. Which is why we don't remember anything prior. The builders tried to create an army, but all except Steve and a female creation Alex failed. They stored their totems and blueprints in a chest, which the Illigers discovered years later, and tried to recreate it.
Justin Yu
Justin Yu 5 өдрийн өмнө
It is also possible that creepers are scared of cats because like you said sand, gunpowder and string have the same frequency and cays love to play with string (creepers have gunpowder in them) P.S The way cats play with string is kinda aggressive
LightblueStar27 5 өдрийн өмнө
idk why i thought the cats dropped string because it was like their hair or something
meme 6 өдрийн өмнө
bruh, you are thinking too much, this is just the best game in the world, not a forgotten world
Mouse Pat
Mouse Pat 6 өдрийн өмнө
No one gonna talk about the creeper faces carved into the sandstone at the temples?
KRIZCOP 6 өдрийн өмнө
I thought the string was like, linen to mummify the corpses with but ok.
Nakul Chauhan
Nakul Chauhan 6 өдрийн өмнө
A fun fact for you, in Hindi 'Ankh' means 'eye'
Biology and Science Reviews
Biology and Science Reviews 6 өдрийн өмнө
Why didn't you tell them to write them all down?
Biology and Science Reviews
Biology and Science Reviews 6 өдрийн өмнө
17:05: It's funny to hear MatPat saying his own name. I don't know WHY it's funny; it just is
Genesis25 6 өдрийн өмнө
But why is the creeper hostile to the player if it was made by "ancient civilization"?
Biology and Science Reviews
Biology and Science Reviews 6 өдрийн өмнө
0:29 When it WHAT
The Gamer Nerd
The Gamer Nerd 6 өдрийн өмнө
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 7 өдрийн өмнө
1:30 ah, yes. my favorite drink. knowledge.
hiyofoid23 7 өдрийн өмнө
literally a desert temple behind the desert temple 3:53 (idk how to do that link thing)
hiyofoid23 7 өдрийн өмнө
the sparkle girl
the sparkle girl 7 өдрийн өмнө
fyi, notch acally tweeted that creepers are made of leaves.
Random guy
Random guy 7 өдрийн өмнө
it even could be, then the pillagers ARE the ancient builders
Pancake the dog
Pancake the dog 7 өдрийн өмнө
Fun fact: Creepers are actually a mistake, they were accidentally made when a coding mistake was made for making pigs.
gamila youssef
gamila youssef 7 өдрийн өмнө
im learning more about my home country or state
RedHacker 7 өдрийн өмнө
Why dont you make a Friday Night Funkin' episode
Corpzia Cat
Corpzia Cat 7 өдрийн өмнө
The string could just represent the wrapping around the mummies
IcyEnderKing 8 өдрийн өмнө
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 8 өдрийн өмнө
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 8 өдрийн өмнө
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 8 өдрийн өмнө
"and here we have the ankh representing life" Me thinking it was a yugioh reference
Hi People
Hi People 8 өдрийн өмнө
My Ela teacher had us watch one of your videos in class today and to say I was super happy is an understatement.
RosyKitteh 8 өдрийн өмнө
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 8 өдрийн өмнө
HISStory is happening -MatPat
JJ Chaos
JJ Chaos 8 өдрийн өмнө
So, the Illagers are the Hermeticists to the Builder's ancient Egyptian mystics?
Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott 9 өдрийн өмнө
What time is it? Time for you to get a game theory watch! *I fixed your mercy plug*
Melina The Cat
Melina The Cat 9 өдрийн өмнө
A Creeper Looks Like a cactus. It can "hide" in a desert
Anonymous Art
Anonymous Art 9 өдрийн өмнө
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 9 өдрийн өмнө
Bruh, TnT is literally made from sand and gunpowder. That's enough evidence for me.
Peace & War
Peace & War 9 өдрийн өмнө
OH! This also explains why iron golems don't attack creepers
Talia09 9 өдрийн өмнө
Elex Gochnour
Elex Gochnour 9 өдрийн өмнө
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 9 өдрийн өмнө
Creepers may just have alurophobia Fear of cats and forgive me if I spelled it wrong
SuperSpartan579 9 өдрийн өмнө
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 9 өдрийн өмнө
I was playing plants VS zombies while watching this and then I see a zombie from PVZ
DevNandan Nair
DevNandan Nair 9 өдрийн өмнө
2:35, oh now I know why his wife was there
The Grand Crosser
The Grand Crosser 9 өдрийн өмнө
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 9 өдрийн өмнө
My theory: Bed=Endless life This applies in real life too :)
InvalidMember 10 өдрийн өмнө
Mat, u good?
Jswelly 10 өдрийн өмнө
wasn't the creeper a bug that Mojang decided not to fix? or maybe they kept it in for the lore?
EvokerKing79 10 өдрийн өмнө
"A GAME THEORY" -quote from a person who has the mind of a genius
Delaney McCabe
Delaney McCabe 10 өдрийн өмнө
Me who already ordered almost everything in the store :)
Liza Sibi
Liza Sibi 10 өдрийн өмнө
Dude when is the lore found dude its to loong
Euan Kim
Euan Kim 10 өдрийн өмнө
Who edited in the warden
Euan Kim
Euan Kim 10 өдрийн өмнө
Aw man
Gamer X 2,000,000
Gamer X 2,000,000 10 өдрийн өмнө
How many of those people in the intro were stock images XD lmao!
Skeleton Sketches
Skeleton Sketches 10 өдрийн өмнө
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 10 өдрийн өмнө
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 10 өдрийн өмнө
Creepers are distant cousins of either the pig or cactus
JanAK 10 өдрийн өмнө
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 10 өдрийн өмнө
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 11 өдрийн өмнө
bUgz.l1fe 11 өдрийн өмнө
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 11 өдрийн өмнө
The funny thing is that i actually went to that temple
angelo musitano
angelo musitano 11 өдрийн өмнө
The string could have just come from cobwebs formed over time.
RYZA'S PLACE 11 өдрийн өмнө
Ever notice that both the robot fish and the Shulker in Minecraft have monobrows kinda like the villagers
Kamil Jastrzębski
Kamil Jastrzębski 11 өдрийн өмнө
3:32 mineshaft spawns always under the village strongholds made endermans, desertt tempels spawns near village.
LukZrO 11 өдрийн өмнө
Matpat as a teacher would be great
Junaid Gul
Junaid Gul 11 өдрийн өмнө
Fun fact : the word 'ankh' means eye in hindi
ClayXros 11 өдрийн өмнө
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 11 өдрийн өмнө
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 11 өдрийн өмнө
They worship the creepers
Lightning Gaming
Lightning Gaming 11 өдрийн өмнө
Wheres the ancient art of cats; How much did people worship
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