Game Theory: Mario's Secret Fire Power is... Rocket Fuel!

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One of Mario's most iconic power ups is the fire flower. You can't tell me you don't get excited when you see that flower and know you are about to cause some fiery havoc in the Mushroom Kingdom... and everywhere else. Really. EVERYWHERE. You can even shoot a fireball underwater. Why? How? Theorists, I want answers and I will not stop until I figure out what the SECRET behind Mario's fireball is. Let's a-go!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
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  • As a wii-U owner, I was mildly personally offended

    Radioactive skittlesRadioactive skittles23 саат мурун
  • Warum zeigt er H²O Moleküle, statt O² Moleküle, die durch die Luft schweben und sagt überall sein Sauerstoff.🤣 So gut.😁

    Ricardo EbelRicardo EbelКүн мурун
    • Just if you are not able to read german. Why you show water and call it oxigen?🤣 Love it.😁

      Ricardo EbelRicardo EbelКүн мурун
  • Crafting table furnace

    helo therhelo ther4 күн мурун
  • Matpat name a more iconic duo than Mario and fire flower Me:Rick and Morty

    Game Wisdom GamingGame Wisdom Gaming4 күн мурун
  • Here’s a better duo than Mario and Fire-Flower: Luigi and Peach.

    Tony HouTony Hou4 күн мурун
  • Mario and mushroom

    Šuñplüšh Änïmatiønś! :DŠuñplüšh Änïmatiønś! :D6 күн мурун
  • I never thought I would see Korone in a science related video, let alone Game theory. But I love it.

    ZackCatchemZackCatchem6 күн мурун
  • im only here to watch korone

    Fakou SecondssFakou Secondss7 күн мурун
  • Mario and super mushroom name a more iconic duo

    Axolotl AxelAxolotl Axel7 күн мурун
  • ~99% of comments :'water in the fire why?!!' Me : wuz Dat da original LOZ cartoon?

    kusaisamakusaisama7 күн мурун
  • TIL a cellphone company makes rockets.

    PenitencePenitence8 күн мурун
  • Mat pat: The Fire Flower Is The Most Iconic Power Up Super Mushroom: Am I A Joke To You?

    Jbro Does StreamsJbro Does Streams8 күн мурун
  • Luigi in the potter gust G00

    Cyrus WoolseyCyrus Woolsey9 күн мурун
  • mushroom... more iconic

    Alex PAlex P9 күн мурун
  • You should do a narnia theory

    BCFletch 123BCFletch 1239 күн мурун
  • Mat: * says the whole name of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME)* Me, who's into rocket science: *RS-25, take it or leave it*

    Tutu's 3D All-Stars Multiversal KingdomTutu's 3D All-Stars Multiversal Kingdom10 күн мурун
  • More iconic duo? Electrons and Neutrons.

    RTube543RTube54310 күн мурун
  • I hope someone translates this for Korone

    Carlos KnDCarlos KnD12 күн мурун
  • Mario and Fire flower name a more iconic duo??? Peach and her castle XD

    Eggs4EggyEggs4Eggy14 күн мурун

    GG ChulanGG Chulan16 күн мурун
  • Bruh… mushroom is WAY more iconic.

    Felix McKinneyFelix McKinney16 күн мурун
  • The secret Mario doesn't want you to know is that you don't actually need the fire flower to shoot fireballs

    Ben ClowserBen Clowser16 күн мурун
  • Game theory: what is octanes serum

    Frazer HughesFrazer Hughes16 күн мурун
  • Fire-rio

    Pamela Nepomuceno BaisaPamela Nepomuceno Baisa17 күн мурун
  • If it 5000 degrees how can mario hold it

    Felipe MartinezFelipe Martinez18 күн мурун
  • Simply Mario's fireballs are sorcery

    Dodo BadawyDodo Badawy18 күн мурун

    SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob SquarePants18 күн мурун
  • I never thought I’d see the day Korone was featured in Game Theory

    SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob SquarePants18 күн мурун
  • Maybe it was just Pitch? You know like the stuff we've been using historically to light arrows and such on fire, when you attack a wall they drop "Oil" on you that would be called Pitch.

    FalayalaralfaliFalayalaralfali19 күн мурун
  • Aluminium powder is in eye and facial makeup and ammonium perchlorate can be found in fireworks so it isn't that hard to find these things

    Spikey BlueSmurfSpikey BlueSmurf20 күн мурун
  • The flower is the fuel

    Lewisonhower ConneryLewisonhower Connery22 күн мурун
  • YES! FINALLY the electrochem unit from AP chem is useful!

    JayJay23 күн мурун
  • 2:38 me: *slime and honey block*

    Sonic SaturnSonic Saturn24 күн мурун
  • I thought the invincible star was more iconic than the flower🤷‍♂️

    Elman16Elman1625 күн мурун
  • This is what I'm talking about! Actual science and a theory, no fnaf lore

    DiamondEpsilonDiamondEpsilon25 күн мурун
  • Mario and mushroom

    Mathew SantisMathew Santis26 күн мурун
  • Matpat: Why is it important to distinguish the difference between Fire and flame? Me: let me sing you a song boys, of Fire and flame. Of a French ammo ship, the Monte Blonc was her name. Of the day Nova Scotia

    Weston MarksWeston Marks26 күн мурун
    • Edit: and the brave, Nova Scotia was never the same, on the morning when Halifax, burned

      Weston MarksWeston Marks26 күн мурун
  • Name a more iconic duo? Mario and ANY MUSHROOM.

    Weston MarksWeston Marks26 күн мурун
  • He can only use two A TIME

    LaDonna ThackerLaDonna Thacker27 күн мурун
  • Morr iconic duo: matpat and fnaf.

    8cubed8cubed27 күн мурун
  • You never talk about Roblox you never talk about it so can you just please tell me why piggy

    Little FreakLittle Freak27 күн мурун
  • “Ruining your childhood since 2011” Cant ruin whats already ruined 🥱

    greenargreenar27 күн мурун
  • |

    DLiON the survivor ButterflyDLiON the survivor Butterfly28 күн мурун
  • Maybe a Pacifist run would work?

    Rot ZRot Z28 күн мурун
  • Mario and mushroom

    Colton St HilaireColton St Hilaire29 күн мурун
  • Chris and Martin AKA The Wild Kratts

    Canaan SchmidtCanaan SchmidtАй мурун
  • here is another question, where did Mario get his fire ball out from?

    peashooter ?!peashooter ?!Ай мурун
  • Many plants like dandelions do produce latex sap, if the plant produces most of the ingredients necessary to cause this reaction, all he'll need to do is use a match, lighter, or lighting glove to create a spark and bingo plant based rocket fuel.

    Giganotosaur 314Giganotosaur 314Ай мурун
  • Luigi and poltergeist

    Super SharkSuper SharkАй мурун
  • Wow Ouija and fire flower

    Carson the inventorCarson the inventorАй мурун
  • They're actually meatballs

    CheeseCheeseАй мурун
  • Ok but mow explain how the ice flower, star, acorn suit/mushroom, mini mushroom, mega mushroom, cat bell/suit, tanooki leaf/suit, super ball flower, boomerang flower, builder suit/hammer and rock mushroom work

    xxx pattyxxx pattyАй мурун
  • More iconic dou? Mat pat and his odd love of games

    James PollinJames PollinАй мурун
  • Doom guy and lucifer's bane.... Your move matt

    Terror BillyWillyTerror BillyWillyАй мурун
  • I love this theory. Besides, we know it can’t be CF3 on account of the Koopa castles’ bricks not catching on fire

    Parhel1onParhel1onАй мурун
  • WATUR IN DAE FIRE... WHYYY -random vtuber

    Bt AlexBt AlexАй мурун
  • Matpat’s son has the best dad to help him with his math homework (even though he doesn’t have difficult homework yet)

    J S-H Animation’sJ S-H Animation’sАй мурун
  • Mario + super mushroom

    Tijn Van DalTijn Van DalАй мурун
    • Is a more famous duo

      Tijn Van DalTijn Van DalАй мурун
  • I still don't get why honey isn't on phones.

    Kakashi99999Kakashi99999Ай мурун
  • You Forget. Luigi

    Jax MontgomeryJax MontgomeryАй мурун
  • Hey honey, I'm back home and I hate u

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  • tbh...this is better than science. learn from this teachers:)

    LizzyUvULizzyUvUАй мурун
  • WHY???

    vaporsnakevaporsnakeАй мурун
  • Mario+mushroom like how does a mushroom work?

    Riley gamingRiley gamingАй мурун
  • More iconic duo: Nintendo and Copyright

    11CJ300011CJ3000Ай мурун
  • Hydrogen and oxygen. The most iconic duo.

    lilmanjoshplayz lilmanjoshplayz Ай мурун
  • there virgins of course they did it they have to much time on their hands

    chiken carterchiken carterАй мурун
  • Batman and robin

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  • I’m gonna name a more iconic duo now, Loki and Thor/Tom Hiddleson and Chris Hemsworth

    KibbbKibbbАй мурун
  • Me and your mom Most iconic

    MrMoo22MrMoo22Ай мурун
  • The mushroom

    magshdzmagshdzАй мурун
  • My parents baught me the wii u as my first console. I played mario kart, 8 super mario 3d world, splatoon, Zelda windwaker hd and Minecraft. Now when i got an Xbox and a pc it is just garhering dust

    Hugo HenricsonHugo HenricsonАй мурун
  • So I don't know if I've already proposed this theory to you, MatPat, but I have a theory about the Mario franchise of my own that I'd love to share. If you find it interesting, maybe you would make a video on it and show me why I might be right or wrong? Before I start, I know that the cast of the Mario series is all a troupe of actors and whatnot, but from a perspective of the games themselves, I present to you my very own theory. In Super Mario Bros. 3, we are introduced to the Koopalings. Originally, they are stated to be Bowser's own kids, but it's later revealed they aren't really his. [insert "you're not the father" joke here.] We are never given a name for their family, but it's obvious that they were never his, especially due to Morton Jr.'s name (another note, I know that those names were given after localization to NOA, but again, this is an in-universe perspective.) Note that "Jr." there, which is very important. Basically, Bowser took in these kids. It's demonstrated throughout the Mario series that the Koopa species (or at least Bowser) is lacking in care about the lives of his troops, but he has a strong bond with his family, such as B.J. (short for Bowser Jr.). It comes out that they are not his kids [another generic "you aren't the father" joke here,] which left me wondering why he even took them in, since he obviously has little in the way of regard to random Koopas of his troops/species. Enter Bowser's Brother. Remember him? That blue version of Bowser from the Lost Levels? He only appeared there, and aside from references, he has never made another appearance. Unlike Bowser, who when you fireball, is revealed to be a fake for all but one fight, Bowser's Brother is real every time. Try fireballing him yourself and you'll see. Why is he important? Well, Bowser is shown to be very good to his family, like I said earlier. After Super Mario Bros. 1, he lost, and he decided to reach out to his brother for help in finally getting that plumber. He steals Peach, and of course Mario sets off blindly. When he reaches the first battle against Bowser's Brother, he gets dunked in the lava, and Mario carries on. No biggie. Bowser's Brother takes some kind of shortcut and gets to the next castle. Mario meets up with him again, get lava'd, sucker. Bowser's Brother must have some crazy endurance, because he took two lava baths. Bowser takes ONE, and he needs a while to rest and recharge (and otherwise get some tending to in general.) But his brother is incredible! He can take TWO! He figures he can handle a third by the time Mario shows up. They battle again. Bowser's Brother gets dunked on (or rather, in) a third time. He doesn't make it out. This would explain why we never see him again; he died. Bowser only ever takes one trip to the lava spa in a single game, even to this day (save for the New Super Mario Bros. series, but even then, magic is used to restore him every time. Think Dry Bowser, the Giant Bowser chase scene in Wii, the combined power of the Koopalings' [united, but not one. See if you can get the reference (;] magic wands in 2, Kamek making Bowser big again in U.) So where does he (Bowser's Brother) fit in? It's an odd coincidence that right after a character disappears to never be seen again (ignore references) and then a gang of kids shows up in the very next game, no? Alongside that, Bowser's Brother had a slightly darker skin tone. Who else does? Why don't we look at Morton Jr.? Morton's dark skin is unique among not only the Koopalings, but among all other Koopas in general. Some variants have similar shades, but none have skin quite like Morton's. Say it's a recessive trait to have dark skin as a Koopa. If Bowser's Brother and some unknown carrier-for-the-trait consort had the Koopalings, it's possible that six turned out to be carriers and one came out to be genetically "special" (*relative to the rest, not trying to imply some weird sort of video game racism*.) Yep, I'm saying Bowser's Brother had kids, he died, Bowser took them in, and Bowser lied to them until he thought they could handle it. Their hatred of Mario is because Mario got his father killed, in their eyes. It could be something like in nature, where in some species, only one parent takes care of the young. This is often the mother, but think about it. If a horse can start standing within seconds of birth, surely the Koopas could start eating... whatever they eat in moments too. It's a theory in a rather rough idea in terms of development, but what do you think?

    TJAwsmnessTJAwsmnessАй мурун
  • Game theory: “let’s take think of the logic behind every game” Me answer: VIDEO GAME LOGIX

    Finn_sharkFinn_sharkАй мурун

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  • how do I actually understand everything he says even though I'm just a programmer, and gamer, and I don't pay any attention to school?

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  • Come on brain you can do it just keep watching don't overload

    Who Am IWho Am IАй мурун
  • Mushroom

    ReedorrReedorrАй мурун
  • the most powerful is the star power up

    connor vazandtconnor vazandtАй мурун
  • I got a reason! Video game logic lol

    Daily Deltarune NewsDaily Deltarune NewsАй мурун
  • Sonic + fire flower = knuckles

    thunderewind sleepybyethunderewind sleepybyeАй мурун
  • How about mario and mushroom? Or mario and goomba? Or mario and bowser?

    Anonymus PersonAnonymus PersonАй мурун
  • Skid and pump lol 02:37

    Marbel_ARTSMarbel_ARTSАй мурун
  • Jaja Korones reference is just priceless 🤣🤣🤣

    KitzuruKitzuruАй мурун
  • What would be the most painful way to die in Mario?

    A _ YummyyyA _ YummyyyАй мурун
  • Wait how does Mario even get his hand on rocket fuel?

    Robert MaiaticoRobert MaiaticoАй мурун
    • the flower

      Note PadNote PadАй мурун
  • 1:47 then why didn't I get one?

    Dominik CreeperDominik CreeperАй мурун
  • Yes.

    V1king_personV1king_personАй мурун
  • Does TMNT & Pizza count?

    Mathias Amdi RosenfeldMathias Amdi RosenfeldАй мурун
  • Aww s*it here we go again!

    Agent MarksAgent MarksАй мурун
  • Mario and mushroom

    joshua 1joshua 1Ай мурун
  • MatPat is speedrunning being cultured. First anime, now Holo Live. All that's left is a 𝕳𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖆𝖎 reference and he'll become an anituber.

    The Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerThe Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerАй мурун
  • Matpat, Stop overthinking!

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  • Maybe the flower is a rubber plant

    Lee HeinrichLee HeinrichАй мурун
  • Mario Luigi

    Lee HeinrichLee HeinrichАй мурун
  • Its been way too long since ive watch any game theory. Guess ill check on some of the interesting recent ones an- oh. Theres a Korone. Ive made a good choice today

    ultimateninjaboiultimateninjaboiАй мурун
  • It isn't my favourite power up.

    James ArrondelleJames ArrondelleАй мурун
  • Mario and the super mushroom

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  • Mario and mushroom

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  • Wow ok that intro thing was just brutal

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