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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Tyler Mascola, Pedro Freitas, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
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  • Bhavesh BK
    Bhavesh BK

    i want mojang to watch all ur videos and confirm it. Then i can die peacfully.

    • ItsXplayz

      Very tru

    • Icing MIKUMARKO
      Icing MIKUMARKO


    • darked12


    • bennyromaplayz


    • Darien Markham
      Darien Markham

      Maybe don't die exactly in that moment though

  • EternalTerrors

    my idea is that the cat statue from the woodland mansions is because the theory that vexes are from the souls from cats and chickens as there is another chicken statue in the mansion

  • Samtistry Official
    Samtistry Official

    me who thought it was a villager face: w h a t

  • mejimmy mejimmy
    mejimmy mejimmy


  • Jinjo

    I like that most people in the comments are Talking about creepers, but I'm just like: "Matpat said Dunkey"


    Woah, a desert temple, near another desert temple, really Matpat? 3:54


    I wonder when you'll do more Crash Bandicoot theories, MatPat...


    Steve: oh no... Creeper: prepare to be clapped

  • Anthony Akita
    Anthony Akita

    I wonder if this theory will build up the next theory about the husk Zombies

  • awesome dude
    awesome dude

    There's also such a thing called a cat disc

  • awesome dude
    awesome dude

    Jungle temple TNT

  • Aldo Gonzalez
    Aldo Gonzalez

    I thought the string inside the chests were wrapped around the corpses like the pharaohs

  • Panda has returned to make more garbage videos
    Panda has returned to make more garbage videos

    Cats In Egypt: very protected sacred creatures Cats Today:meeeeeeeow i want foood

  • Some guy with a Mosin.
    Some guy with a Mosin.

    This confirm it. If you don't love cat, you're a savages'.

  • Alphie the great
    Alphie the great

    I have a theory for you Pat Mat (I decided to say his name backwards because it was funny.) but anyways that is not the point of this comment, it is why does crying obsidian disrupt the making of a ruined or fixed nether portal hope you like this comment l :)

    • Alphie the great
      Alphie the great

      Oops I did I I did not mean that (wow that’s a lot of I’s

  • Yura,GG Ⅻ MP8.18 ;|™
    Yura,GG Ⅻ MP8.18 ;|™

    Хватит брать у ТеаретиК (Вор) Stop taking from TearetiK (Thief)

  • SawBlade61

    Or when you loot chests in desert temples you could be looting coffins with ancient remains and the diamonds, emeralds, etc are the treasures that were buried along with them on their journey to the afterlife

  • freelancer taIes
    freelancer taIes

    ok and they put moss in there skin to try to make the desert greener i found a way to make both of your what are creepers vids cannon

  • Joe Rego
    Joe Rego


  • Jacquelynn Thompson
    Jacquelynn Thompson

    Look at the totam of un dieing and then look at the temple ox what ever thats called

  • Izzy

    I love your puns Mat. I really enjoy watching your videos to hear them ^^

  • Caitrin Raya Puyo
    Caitrin Raya Puyo

    can you work with super carlin brothers? if you do i will see my 2 fav theorists

  • the dumb art boy
    the dumb art boy

    and then the simble was not meant to be that and mat is just wrong

  • D73W

    That watch looks like the omnitrox's underachieving brother

  • Vedant Patel
    Vedant Patel

    The SHERLOCK HOLMES of gaming.

  • SamyakG

    D e a d B u s h e s

  • Sunanda Mathur
    Sunanda Mathur

    I'm just chilling In the baground noice Can some one please tell me what it is ?

  • LazyUnicorn

    Mojang: Write that down write that down!!!

  • YaboiYEET1353


  • Daniel Cannon
    Daniel Cannon


  • Marilyn Riesen
    Marilyn Riesen

    Why don't we Rise of GTA 5 questions about

  • MTF Lieutenant
    MTF Lieutenant

    ohhhhhhhh ahhhhhhh

  • Oscar Arriaga
    Oscar Arriaga

    I think the string is supposed to be cloth from the mummy

  • john gonzalez
    john gonzalez

    Game theory Skateboarding shows

  • saber athena the most powerful
    saber athena the most powerful

    I'm sticking with the kinda popular theory that creepers used to be pigs, 1. Cuz you also used the fact that pigs are test subjects for many experiments 2. Cuz creepers are mismodelled pigs 3. Cuz witches can be dumb sometimes 4. They're scared of cats because cats (having colored eyes in Minecraft) can make a ddistinctive color in their blurred vision. As for the block of TNT in them, I dunno what the hell that thing is.

  • Liku

    so i’m eating human meat when i eat rotten flesh cuase i’m starving…

  • Rosie Wellingham
    Rosie Wellingham

    creepers have catlike faces, they have the triangle shaped mouth

  • General Tom
    General Tom

    Bruh they probably used it cuz it was easy to make and didn’t need like 256 by 134 to make Like come on The eye of Horus is something I can’t draw on paper

  • Atunaisa Leweniqila
    Atunaisa Leweniqila

    OMG The antlers on the warden are like the 2 heads on the side of a wither

  • Sillyboy65

    Thanks the game theorist I wanted lore for this creeper cuz I have no idea how the hell you could have labeled TNT as a body part

  • Sillyboy65

    I want to buy that jacket but my mom won't buy it cuz she says it's overpriced well the jacket that's all I really wanted and I have a gaming watch and yes there is such thing as watches that you can play games on hey you said the jacket would only be here for 3 weeks but I found it on there and it's been 4 month\_🤔_/

  • Bone Gem
    Bone Gem

    Who else thought the string was coz of cobwebs

  • Bone Gem
    Bone Gem

    5:05 and that is eye-ronic

  • Ava Newsom
    Ava Newsom

    Hey guess what I saw a creeper face in the back of a villager a potion maker kind of villager like I got shocked

  • mango

    pretty sure creepers stay away from cats because if you tame an ocelot it becomes a cat. what attacks creepers in minecraft? ocelots.

  • Presley Thompson
    Presley Thompson

    Ali is SO CUTE

  • Carlo And The Ink Machine
    Carlo And The Ink Machine


  • 黑暗拳侍

    林冠廷 我上一話也這樣預言,我還認為兇王因此而死,笑臉因此入教團城

  • Anonymous

    BUT creepers green could be made from cactus

  • L&D Kudzal
    L&D Kudzal

    the villigers r the desert poeple

  • Lulu Camarillo
    Lulu Camarillo

    4:05 Is nobody gonna talk about the fact that MatPat literally just violated that book? No? Okay.

  • Anonymoose

    But if the player is somehow related to the ancient civilization, why does the creeper attack them?

  • C. D. Baker
    C. D. Baker

    Dude, don't hate yourself, I love your puns!

  • Leena Thomas
    Leena Thomas

    Wasn't creepers some sort of gliched version of pigs

  • WonderBee GamerHome2010
    WonderBee GamerHome2010


  • nawal anmol
    nawal anmol

    this needs an episode where he puts every thing theorised about the minecraft lore into a story

  • NoahTGD

    I have a theory to cave ambience sounds is that this is a audio representation to a tragic Minecart accident that took place when the ancient civilization was still around.

  • Antoni Kopera
    Antoni Kopera

    The creepers could be made to blend in with the cactus.

  • Kylezterz

    Mojang just want a pig to explode

  • acer dog
    acer dog

    Hold up the eye of Taurus is actually part of showed in the future of the beginning of goat simulator before you actually be able to choose your world that you're going to play on

  • Rares Atonoaie
    Rares Atonoaie

    Could the creepers be undying guards with their role to protect their creators' graves? It would make sense to use the string(the same way you can use string to trigger traps).

  • Meghna Mandal
    Meghna Mandal

    The more Minecraft lore I come across the more scared I get of playing the game

  • the enchanted bacon hair
    the enchanted bacon hair

    Matpat:*creates lots of lore and other stuff related to creepers* Notch: i just tried to make a pig model and it glitched but okay

  • BorisTV

    6:13 awww man!

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  • look at me the enderman
    look at me the enderman

    11:06 what is mean i was eating a mummy

  • Owen Wijaya
    Owen Wijaya

    Theory:The cat statue kinda looks like the one in desert temple entrance

  • Indigo Silhouette
    Indigo Silhouette

    What if there was a war… and creepers where made to look like cactus, and suicide into the enemy… I mean these ancient builders sure had a LOT of weaponry… and surely there had to be SOME motivation behind such a driven expansion and desire for power… and bating people with goodies and tnt traps? Man this is a war between humans. A classic tale. I mean it’s a broad assumption to think that it’s one single civilization… much like villagers, I’m sure there are other societies of ancient builders. That would explain a lot.

  • Peroczek peroczkowski
    Peroczek peroczkowski

    Maybe exploding of creepers is a side effect of giving them energy to live, TNT is pretty energy dense, right?

  • The Quadron
    The Quadron

    This is a fact. if creepers are made of moss, they would know to avoid cats. Why? Because cats tend to eat plants & the creeper could be an intelligent plant if we disregard the fact that TNT appears in creepers. Any wich way, creepers have a logical reason to fear cats.

  • Poopify

    "We dont care about real world deserts we only care about minecraft deserts"

  • beastman 69
    beastman 69

    Notice how the the totem of undying even looks like the ahnk on the dessert temple, it just gives more evidence that the illagers were really trying to copy the ancestors of this world, food for thought. Also just so they wouldn’t copy they made the totem of the undying with green eyes, cause it matches their eyes

  • yuval lebinger
    yuval lebinger

    Can u make another episode?

  • Louvhern Jr Montero
    Louvhern Jr Montero

    GAME THEORY HISStory is happening! Hello Internet Theorist Media 2021 Copyright MatPat. Please theorize!

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  • Scarlette Foxx
    Scarlette Foxx

    It seems like there were several civilizations that had different religious values but all advanced more than villagers, and now illagers are trying to copy them to become more advanced but they dont know who they're copying or why so they kinda fail Wonder where witches fit into all of this

  • Germany

    You can light creepers with Flint&steel

  • KevinSupreme_PH • 36 years ago
    KevinSupreme_PH • 36 years ago

    Mojang is secretly hiring MatPat to write the lore of minecraft.

  • Billygaming1447

    I've been eating the rotten flesh from the desert temple and I find out I'm eating someone

  • Clone Jette
    Clone Jette

    haha anakin

  • Melanie Klemmer
    Melanie Klemmer

    I have a theory all the updates go back in time in the Minecraft world think about it I think it makes sense.

  • QA380

    The true story of creeper are. Notch screwed up the pig model and create annoying green handles thing

  • loveley

    I was playing and just realised somthing, MatPat has earlier theorised thet the iron gollum was a creation by the society of builders, the fact that iron golums don't attack creepers(as far as I know they are the only hostile mob the golums don't attack) might mean that they where made by the same people.

  • ken liu
    ken liu

    Why are cheeper are scare of cats

  • IcyPrincess215

    2:27 XD her face just yells "I am so disappointed in you Matt"

  • Night Fury Animations
    Night Fury Animations

    He should do a Minecraft theory about the fossils

  • Mothra


  • Fujiko_Kko


  • DoorNob 78
    DoorNob 78


  • El Bromas
    El Bromas

    Mojang watching this: Yeah... We definitely think about things like this when we are developing the game....

  • Roman plays
    Roman plays

    I don’t know if this is important at all but on the top of TNT it kind of looks like they is string again this might not be a connection to the lore

  • Zobo

    Interesting... - Mat Pat 2021

  • TheDark Bandit
    TheDark Bandit

    ""°U°"" Kilroy was here

  • Evangeline Pacelo
    Evangeline Pacelo

    I have a kestson if steve is reletisv with the ane cent bliders that the ane cent bilders can resisap but thay ka not

  • afeatherinthewind

    the dunkey slam/shoutout was awesome although I am also expecting an episode of drama mondays about this any day now

  • Luke Lisan
    Luke Lisan

    you are basic if there are no botw (breath of the wild) theories

  • Nafiz Kocak Gta5 im a yak
    Nafiz Kocak Gta5 im a yak

    Remember is just a theiry a gane theory so dont be thinking ih is like dis😁

  • mr. alternater
    mr. alternater

    But how the cats managed to evolve into modern cats but not Wolfs evolving into modern dogs ?

  • AlexFire 432
    AlexFire 432

    Im feeding my dog with rotten flesh