Game Theory: The Lost History of Minecraft's Wither

  • Published on Sep 19, 2019
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    Now that I have started to dive into the deep lore of Minecraft, I think I will be able to map out the ENTIRE in-world history of the game. We've talked about the corrupted music discs and the origin of the Enderme. Today I want to solve the mystery of what started EVERYTHING. What created Minecraft? Well there is this thing called the Wither...
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    Writers: Matthew Patrick
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Comments • 26 794

  • Mychal Wyson
    Mychal Wyson 7 hours ago

    Wait Hold UP... What about Herobrine HMMMMMMMM...

  • patrick pit
    patrick pit 7 hours ago

    Can you make pls. a theory by nether

  • Ian Silva
    Ian Silva 7 hours ago

    Then why do endermites spawn sometimes when you use a enderpearl

  • Shane Tobin
    Shane Tobin 9 hours ago

    When you think about it. Steve is the last builder. Maybe not if you include Alex. But they are the last two ancient builders.

  • kiro the wolf
    kiro the wolf 9 hours ago

    but heres one question what about the villages or the mansions or even those witch huts? wouldnt they get destroyed by the wither aswell? and were did the wither go when the buildersl eft and you(the player)comes along

  • MCGaming146
    MCGaming146 10 hours ago

    So youre telling me the ancient builders know how to craft a saddle?

  • Ghaz
    Ghaz 10 hours ago


  • mega sonic x the master

    Me: *sees a wither*
    Me: OMG
    me: uses mega mans buster

  • Muhammad Khan
    Muhammad Khan 11 hours ago

    What if steve is the last of the master builders who was left on the over world

  • L0ST S0UL
    L0ST S0UL 12 hours ago

    Steve is Adam and Alex is Eve

  • cookieslyer
    cookieslyer 12 hours ago

    i actually cried

  • Allan
    Allan 13 hours ago

    The endermite silverfish connection weren't that just common sense. They also sound the same and act the same. I always thought they were connected

  • Kløwbi
    Kløwbi 13 hours ago +1

    But... wait.
    How did the ancient people get the enderman eyes?
    They are, according to your recent theory, the ones who turn into the endermen... aren't they? So Endereyes shouldn't have existed back then.
    Or am i wrong?

  • LiK
    LiK 14 hours ago +1


  • Mareena khan Khan g
    Mareena khan Khan g 14 hours ago

    Dude how the heck do you make these smart theories!!!!!

  • Noobstar 737
    Noobstar 737 14 hours ago

    What about the woodland mansions

  • Kinda_ Raven
    Kinda_ Raven 15 hours ago

    Wait but why isnt there a wither already spawned

  • WA Chong
    WA Chong 16 hours ago

    What about the credits?

  • Suga Kookies And tae
    Suga Kookies And tae 16 hours ago

    You can turn zombie villagers back to normal villagers with an enchanted golden Apple (I think)
    Why can't we do the same with normal zombies??

  • Suga Kookies And tae
    Suga Kookies And tae 16 hours ago

    Mats editor: *adds "that" picture*
    Me: *feels weird*

  • osama zreika
    osama zreika 17 hours ago

    My own theory is that the old builders created the enderdragon themselves to protect them as a last resort from the wither and possibly did (since the protal is blown out) it could explain why you can revive the dragon yourself and that there isn't that much iron and gold left in the chests. Not to mention the fact that they were fiddling with magic before (enchanted weapons)
    ...anyway that's my my theory.....a spare time theory.

  • pro_ game_destroyer
    pro_ game_destroyer 17 hours ago

    Why arent you taking info from minecraft story mode

  • Roblox adventurer
    Roblox adventurer 18 hours ago

    why doesn't Minecraft add a storyline or an origin story to everything?

  • Ry Mo
    Ry Mo 19 hours ago

    The first time I ever used a enderpearl when I first got the game, an endermite spawned.

  • Gammahack Br0'2
    Gammahack Br0'2 20 hours ago

    this video's gonna age the WORST because of the announcement of the nether update

  • Brex 10
    Brex 10 20 hours ago

    5:40 ok that city in the background, What map or mod or whatever is that because that looks cool and i want to explore it.

  • Caleb Specht
    Caleb Specht 21 hour ago

    Matt, is there possibly any reasonable explanation for respawning, other than the fact that its a game?

  • Cali mfk
    Cali mfk 21 hour ago

    What if by messing around in the nether they let it out?

  • Maddy A
    Maddy A 22 hours ago

    What if there was an update where while you were in a stronghold you stumbled across one of the old race and they explain everything before you go defeat the enter dragon

  • Jet Rin
    Jet Rin 22 hours ago

    8:44 I think it says 3 for 3 heads on the wither

  • Wolfgaming 222
    Wolfgaming 222 23 hours ago

    To ik this is pretty late😅 but here's something maybe, why when u kill the wither, so u get a better star to ONLY make a beacon? I think maybe it was for the ancient people. They had it to signal the others in case someone was able to destroy it, to free them from it. The beacon is something that u can see from pretty far away and it seems kinda like a random block to add unless there was something to it...

  • Jericho's world
    Jericho's world Day ago

    So yhey turned into ender men? How did they open the portal then? Did they make artificial eyes? Or did they kill eachother for them?

  • Alex Chaviano
    Alex Chaviano Day ago

    Herobrine. Let's talk about him. Most of you Minecraft players know that Herobrine is "Notch's Dead Brother," But did you realize, he is the only one that actually LOOKS like you?! So I have a theory. Herobrine was once one of the old builders, chillin', until the Ender Dragon came. Fortunately, Herobrine survived this attack, with the villagers, but, somehow, gained abnormal powers. He knew that with these powers, he could fight of the Wither. And so he did. That's why the Wither doesn't naturally spawn. And Herobrine is afraid of you spawning it again. So, guys... Maybe Herobrine ISN'T the monster. And of course, there is a lot of stuff that doesn't agree with this, but this is my theory. Tell me what you think.

  • That guy Needs a name

    Shulker, sulker?: a defensive shop keep
    Ender men, or man: normal everyday Steve
    Ender mites: like you said, silver fish

  • The LavaCow
    The LavaCow Day ago

    These people are tall aren’t they? I mean, all of their structures are three blocks tall inside, enderman are three blocks tall, and wither skeletons are three blocks tall as well

  • Alex Chaviano
    Alex Chaviano Day ago

    Did you know villagers are Russian?

  • SwirlyCat555
    SwirlyCat555 Day ago

    So I have no evidence for this, but MAYBE the souls still were alive IN A WAY, and they were disgraced by the humans trying to bring them back. Maybe thats why they pull you down, for revenge? Maybe the souls gave their souls to the heads, which slowly formed a skeleton, made partially out of soul sand, and came to life. The souls still had control, and forced the skeletons to kill the humans for revenge. If you have any evidence proving this theory, tell me PLEASE.

  • Fite Me
    Fite Me Day ago

    Discovery channel needs you

  • Alice Fulkman
    Alice Fulkman Day ago

    I really wonder some thing WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THE BUILDERS PUT THREE HEADS what did they think "oh one head won,t work how about two WAIT a second fail well lets put three then< I would like this to be investagated pretty badly so can you game theroy plz explane

  • Benjamin Newlon
    Benjamin Newlon Day ago +1

    Theres also a painting that shows how to build the wither

    Why are the wither skeletons taller though?

  • Mr.Zommbiess
    Mr.Zommbiess Day ago +1

    Why does this remind me of Zelda

  • Sans The skeleton

    Builders: runs to end cause of wither
    Steve: *kills with with iron sword*
    Enderman / dead builder : *TRIGGERD*

  • welper
    welper Day ago

    If the ancestor of endermens were technically the only ones that could build or craft.. and if everything on top of the overworld except structures wither could not reach, what about villages? I thought those lame squidwards can't build.

  • Okami-Rose
    Okami-Rose Day ago

    Calling Beacons buffs lame...
    Clearly you're not a Minecraft player, Haste 2 Efficiency 5.

  • Yetus Deletus213

    What if ravines were created by the wither in an attempt to find the builders

  • Erectimus Prime
    Erectimus Prime Day ago

    My man has an ocean monument on dry land 4:40.

  • Matt Hansen
    Matt Hansen Day ago

    You forgot the jungle temples!

  • So Productions
    So Productions Day ago

    So somehow the wither is gone????

  • PAS1107Gamer
    PAS1107Gamer Day ago

    Honestly, if you look VERY closely on the wither's face, you see a beard, so in my own theory, I think that some old builders mutated, so it went on a rampage, so they ran, so you have to summon it back to finish it off.

  • Robin Shine
    Robin Shine Day ago

    Make a vid about the logic about sonic turning into his super form

  • Robin Shine
    Robin Shine Day ago

    Wait a minute, how did the player get into the world???????

  • Jazmine Fowler
    Jazmine Fowler Day ago

    If the ancient race build these massive monuments and enchanted weapons and armor, why couldn't they defeat the Wither or the Enderdragon? Sorry, I never played that much minecraft, but it seems like they had more powerful items but somehow you can defeat what they couldn't.

  • I am the panda
    I am the panda Day ago

    Wait you said hyierglyphic so maybe there builders were ejiptions

  • Victor Agata
    Victor Agata Day ago

    jesus christ

  • Yaya Reyes
    Yaya Reyes Day ago +1

    so the intro was 3 mins long? eh, i dont mind

  • Mr games Jr.
    Mr games Jr. Day ago

    Could you do a ark theory?

  • simon stockwell
    simon stockwell Day ago

    MatPat: *blows my mind*
    Me: (´༎ຶོρ༎ຶོ`)
    Also me: *SNIFF*

  • gacha Diamond
    gacha Diamond Day ago

    you should do a game theory about zombie pigman 🐷

  • Maho Gacha
    Maho Gacha Day ago

    MatPat: "End portals and end portal frames are the only blocks other than bedrock that are wither proof"
    Extended sitcky piston: "Am I a joke to you?"

  • Abiageal Hopper-Tracy

    *you haven't felt real fear until you hear cave sounds mixed with a creeper hiss in Minecraft*