The Dark Secret of Control's Shadow | The SCIENCE of... Control

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Control is an experimental journey through not only a new world inhabited by beings called The Hiss, but through the mind of our protagonist. Jesse is the new director of an agency investigating the paranatural happenings in the world. She is chosen, not only for being in the right place at the moment, but because of her history with such events. Today, Austin is diving into the science that may explain exactly what happened to her and how she may have just created her own brother... Yes, you read that right.

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  • Seure Contain Protect

    TRUE DARK EnitiyTRUE DARK Enitiy6 саат мурун
  • Austin uploaded this video right when i finished Control that time, waited this long to watch it xD

    Streamer YasiStreamer Yasi13 саат мурун
  • I started playing control but didn’t really enjoy it too much so I stopped, but I love watching theories. I have a problem

    Random DuckRandom Duck15 саат мурун
  • Redacted...

    Light KnightLight KnightКүн мурун
  • Soooo. the SCP foundation?

    mohamed elsheikhmohamed elsheikhКүн мурун
  • Bad man

  • I hope you can do more of this

    Darrin GrayDarrin GrayКүн мурун
  • spoilers surprised pikachu face

    Mr. WiskMr. Wisk2 күн мурун
  • Persona and shin magamitensei fans rise up and salute the psychologist that brought us personas and shadows, the metaverse and the Velvet room. Carl Jung

    Harry Potter Mega fan 1Harry Potter Mega fan 12 күн мурун
  • After finishing this game just a couple days ago, I am absolutely happy to find that my personal theory isn't just mine xD

    The Stranger SoundThe Stranger Sound2 күн мурун
  • I have to tell you.. often I feel some of these are just fun, wacky conjectures.. but I think you are 100% right on this one.

    nookleernookleer2 күн мурун
  • Where mat pat

    Brian QuinteroBrian Quintero2 күн мурун
  • Just curious though, will can this type of theory can be connected to the movie titled "A Monster calls" how the monster act some what his subconscious or shadow

    Alexis BagacinaAlexis Bagacina2 күн мурун
  • Nooooooo he brought up Alan wake and ran away. Come back, Alan wake is awesome...... Come back.

    GingerfrostGingerfrost2 күн мурун
  • Please make more videos. Like one a week

    Ryan TaylorRyan Taylor2 күн мурун
  • Red green and yellow is Matt Pat blue is Austin What I mean by this is the color of the text on the thumbnail

    Tristan ConnorTristan Connor3 күн мурун
  • Here's a fun idea for a Science of video, would it be possible for machines to run on blood like in Ultrakill?

    Major GhoulMajor Ghoul3 күн мурун
  • sorry for the nitpick but the slide projector is an Altered Item, not an Object of Power...

    Neta HamielNeta Hamiel3 күн мурун
  • I just beating the game last night, and I didn't even know that you can actually talk to Dylan (which I didn't actually do sadly).

    Timothy McKaneTimothy McKane3 күн мурун
  • if you wanna see your shadow try shrooms maybe lol

    Sheesh MediaSheesh Media3 күн мурун
  • Since not looking at a fridge can suck you into a alternate dimension, anything is possible.

    Kinos141Kinos1413 күн мурун
  • Video 5 of posting about otamatone lore

    MolnskugganMolnskuggan4 күн мурун
  • This game is well put together. It got me hook right away it was really really intriguing!💪🏽

    Lenta JzxLenta Jzx4 күн мурун
  • Stepping through my shadow Coming out the other side

    Damon MackwoodDamon Mackwood5 күн мурун
  • Wheres richest characters in gaming part 3?

    That one Cod guyThat one Cod guy5 күн мурун
  • i want to play this game but even with my rig i cant run it without having 30 fps :(

    rizzyrizzy5 күн мурун
  • Amazing theory

    nicholas garrettnicholas garrett5 күн мурун
  • *Persona 5 has entered the chat*

    Scott FengScott Feng5 күн мурун
  • I love this game! there's a lot of unexplained stuff but that's what makes it exciting

    Asdrubal LeonAsdrubal Leon5 күн мурун
  • Am I the only one who, when he said, "lovecraftian sound monsters" thought, "pattern screamers"?

  • Feels like a reach, specifically because we have no evidence in files or otherwise that the slide projector is capable of splitting personalities. It simply projects a doorway to other realities using slides, and without the slides it does nothing. I'm not saying for certain that the theory isn't possible but I don't see the slide projector being the culprit, unless it's the first OOP with a multiplicity of functions.

    mrfuzzysgmrfuzzysg5 күн мурун
  • 13:12 I wonder if the way Headspace works in Omori was based heavily off of this?

    TheAdvertisementTheAdvertisement5 күн мурун
  • Where is Mat Pad?

    Rival _67Rival _676 күн мурун
  • This... is... fascinating!

    PaladinZXAPaladinZXA6 күн мурун
  • Man .. that was great!

    HeetchyHeetchy6 күн мурун
  • Did he say… Enrichening..? 2:07 Enriching is a word, and I’ve heard “enrichen” used, although spellcheck is very upset with me for typing that, but… enrichening..? It makes perfect sense as a word, it follows the general structure of the English language, it just sounds strange

    Jig UpJig Up6 күн мурун
  • Alan Hagers name from the Patreon list sounds familiar... is he also part of the blitztopian empire? Is it the same guy?

    The Lost OrchidThe Lost Orchid7 күн мурун

    SlajVSlajV7 күн мурун
  • Why does Jessie have the can I speak to your manager hair cut

    Cult Of the blood godCult Of the blood god8 күн мурун
  • i think the true reason THIS video makes sense is cause he didn't yell

    Salah LeeSalah Lee8 күн мурун
  • Man a control episode! God, man it’s been so long since I played Alan Wake.

    WinWin8 күн мурун
  • The Cocomelon baby Needs a theory

    Dr.Octavuis BrineDr.Octavuis Brine8 күн мурун
  • Day 3 asking Game Theory for Last Theory of Petscop

    Dmitri AxelDmitri Axel8 күн мурун
  • i wonder if the hiss had a door in the hotel

    Noside NosideNoside Noside9 күн мурун
  • I'm upset you didn't mention the SCP Foundation at least once. They have so much in common that it seems that it is inspired by it. Or at least not inspired by the Foundation itself but more the uni/multi-verse of it.

    ShythaliaShythalia9 күн мурун
  • Shoddycast

    Christiaan HeiningChristiaan Heining9 күн мурун
  • Anyone want a small fried smashed brain? Cuz I have no use for it anymore bro this sounds to much like an scp u can not tell me it's not

    DarkGoldKingRayDarkGoldKingRay9 күн мурун
  • Control is super underrated, props on this intriguing theory!

    Kurt PaulsenKurt Paulsen9 күн мурун
  • Hey, cool. I also got this a couple of weeks ago.

    MehMeh9 күн мурун
  • Austin had dandruff

    Jahques FarnvilleJahques Farnville10 күн мурун
  • I found the game and enjoy it very much and then a month or two later MattyPatty makes a theory on it

    Mynt Plays GamesMynt Plays Games10 күн мурун
  • I've played control

    jase connjase conn10 күн мурун
  • Dear Austin, Hi, i am a HUGE fan of your work. I love how you take something like Overwatch or Minecraft, and then just crack into the logic and science behind it. With Matt, he’s always like “It’s just a theory!” But not you. It is proven by the scientific Method AND I FREAKING LOVE IT!!!! Now to get to my point. A few weeks ago, Kazuya Mishima from Tekken was announced for Smash Ultimate as the 5th character of the season 2 fighter pass. One of his moves in that game, his down special to be correct, was called Heaven’s door. Heaven’s door is an attack where Kazuya literally grabs the opponent, flies them high up into the air, and then crash them back down

    Chance Is HungryChance Is Hungry10 күн мурун
    • . And what I would like you to do is make a video on how INSANELY DANGEROUS this move would be in real life. I know Matt already did a video similar on Ridley’s Side Special, but I feel that you, doing this, would be just INCREDIBLE! sincerely, Me (p.s. I’m sorry I had to write this in two parts, I ended up pressing comment before I could finish)

      Chance Is HungryChance Is Hungry10 күн мурун
  • Heres an idea that might just break you like it is to me RN. How in the everliving hell does the gusts of air in the ground of skyward sword work, it cant be just a gas bc it would have to be such a large pocket that the ground would set after it depletes or gets low enough, and it cant just be something heated because they're also IN the sealed ground SO HOW?!?!?!

    Secret CelibiSecret Celibi10 күн мурун
  • DANG IT, i have yet to finish it... i'll be back

    Ram SRam S10 күн мурун
  • Control is 100% SCP. Like the FBC is totally the Foundation. The Objects of Power are totally SCPs. I loved every second of the game.

    ZaadinandSetsuna RoseZaadinandSetsuna Rose11 күн мурун
  • I watch so many theories about stuff i have no clue about. This is one of those times. I just legit don't care about spoilers.

    The PixelatorsThe Pixelators11 күн мурун
  • Not alternate dimensions, altenrate realities.

    Dracul JOSHIDracul JOSHI11 күн мурун
  • it sounds like the FBC is the scp foundation

    Katetitos NakashimadaKatetitos Nakashimada11 күн мурун
  • Ahti is definitely a member of the Board. He starts the game by saying you're here for an interview and that you'll work for him. You then have an "interview" (by the board's standards at least,) and become director. Ahti can go anywhere he wants in the building (including past the ashtray maze,) no one really knows who he is or where he's from, and he helps you throughout the game. He's even present in your mind when the Hiss tries to possess you.

    OverestimatedForesightOverestimatedForesight11 күн мурун
  • Just finished control about sixty seconds ago and your video was the motivation to do so!

    OverestimatedForesightOverestimatedForesight11 күн мурун
  • shes in a coma

    Toshio VangToshio Vang11 күн мурун

    Tobias NitzTobias Nitz12 күн мурун
  • Waited til I played it on a Series X. Loading Screens are 50% the experience on the One X. Maybe even 75%.

    Torquosis LivingManPersonTorquosis LivingManPerson12 күн мурун
  • Austin, you should do the science on the weather and environment change in Pokémon’s wild area and towns in sword and shield

    Whisper7174Whisper717412 күн мурун
  • Going into this video I thought it had something to do with the Russian book контроль(control), which is about a real spy who existed during the soviet era, but well last I remember the soviets didn't have access to other dimensions and wasn't located in the US.

    Hiroyaki SadakaHiroyaki Sadaka12 күн мурун
  • What is your intro song?

    Taylor Lee For CongressTaylor Lee For Congress13 күн мурун
  • On one hand, the Ordinary department reports mentioned a few kids that the interviewees named but the town records lacked. This lends credence to the projector making people. On the other, neither the therapist nor the FBC calls Dylan out as a new/nonexistent person.

    XhosantXhosant13 күн мурун
  • Please do who is ahti the janitor

    Rudy da cherryRudy da cherry13 күн мурун
  • Him: "character A and character B aren't siblings but instead the same person, I proved it in this video essay." Me, not having even known about this game until I saw this video: "ah yes, *two characters I know nothing about being the same person, i n t r e g i n g .*

    [~ Daphne ~][~ Daphne ~]13 күн мурун
  • Dylan: "Did you notice that our names, 'Jesse', 'Dylan'... could be girl's names. Could be boy's names... Could be anything. Don't you find that weird? I find that weird." Me, a nonbinary person: I mean it's not *that* weird.

    HollowedJesHollowedJes13 күн мурун
  • My mind is blown

    SqueebersSqueebers13 күн мурун
  • Control be like: What if SCP Foundation, but like you were an SCP and just thought you were a person with telekinesis and flight

    TheRadiantDehdTheRadiantDehd13 күн мурун
  • This theory is eerily similar to darker than black season 2

    KerokeroKerokero14 күн мурун
  • Scp.... just scp.

    Obadijah ParksObadijah Parks14 күн мурун
  • Secure the anomalist, contain threats to humanity, and protect the public

    kristopher conekristopher cone14 күн мурун
  • Yo Austin you should do a Minecraft hardcore let's play.

    GarrukApexHunterGarrukApexHunter14 күн мурун
  • I don't care about control spoilers

    Nashmen the GamerNashmen the Gamer14 күн мурун
  • 2 years... lol

    Fuad TorresFuad Torres14 күн мурун
  • Spoiled

    Ka'laKa'la14 күн мурун
  • Does Quantum Break take place in the same universe as Alan Wake and Control?

    TripledGold-ChristianTripledGold-Christian14 күн мурун
  • Oh no As soon as i see google docs being opened…

    AG's Variety ChannelAG's Variety Channel15 күн мурун
  • Day 2 of asking for a 21 Pilots Film Theory episode

    KasaenKasaen15 күн мурун
  • I literally just finally got around to playing Control, so finding this out of nowhere is awesome

    Brennan SmithBrennan Smith15 күн мурун
  • Second best game I have played

    A BA B15 күн мурун
  • Ahti is an old god, you can hear Trench describe him in the assistant hallucination. He says sometimes he a plumber, to remove the fish from the drain, but he's also the one who put the fish in the drain in the first place. I think this implies that he knew about the hiss and tried to prevent them. Further evidence, when you finally get through the Ashtray Maze, you can find a transcript from a guy working there that says only Trench and Darling has access through the maze, and somehow he saw Ahti cleaning on the other side, and wondered how the hell Ahti got through. He's also shown earlier in the game to be able to travel through different dimensions somehow.

    Lokï & Psych GLokï & Psych G16 күн мурун
    • The "fish" that Ahti put in would be the mold

      Lokï & Psych GLokï & Psych G15 күн мурун
  • hey I'd like to complain about spoilers

    Carpe NatemCarpe Natem16 күн мурун
  • Okay but what about the implication from the psyhcologist recording that Jesse herself is from an alternate universe? Do we know that the people disappeared at all? What if they were already gone for some other reason, and Jesse/Dylan travelled to a version of Ordinary where they were gone using the projector?

    Jeremy DurhamJeremy Durham16 күн мурун
  • Love the work you've done but I feel like saying "Duuuuh". I thought this was obvious in the story that they are the same. Even one of the last stages has Jesse's voice projecting from a projector that you must destroy. You are destroying your connection with the world and the hiss at the same time, becoming both the savior and the threat

    abateuabateu16 күн мурун
  • Don't agree with this theory at all, but I appreciate the thought you put into it. And I'm so glad you enjoyed Control. It's one of my favorite games of this past generation.

    ChishanniconChishannicon16 күн мурун

    sonny[age:11][creator of the ommniverse][immortal]sonny[age:11][creator of the ommniverse][immortal]16 күн мурун
  • I would love to listen to a podcast from Game Theory.

    DexArson915DexArson91516 күн мурун
  • 0:38 Haha bold of you to assume i can play the game

    NaneoNaneo16 күн мурун
  • Who tf is this guy?

    PixersKev ProductionPixersKev Production16 күн мурун
  • I started this video then played through the game, and wouldn't you know it here I am again. Video finished.

    filip spiricfilip spiric17 күн мурун
  • Games based on debunked scientific theories are incredibly interesting. While they may not be correct to our world, imagine a world where they're law. If it leads to quality games such as this, I'd love to see more developers take on the challenge!

    IridescentIridescent17 күн мурун
  • it could also follow that the Hiss is the shadow of Polaris

    Gregory RodgersGregory Rodgers17 күн мурун
  • "Jesse created Dylan" Alan Wake/ Thomas Zane moment.

    David GN40David GN4017 күн мурун
    • Omori moment

      radu iftimieradu iftimie9 саат мурун
  • Yes, good, perfect, cool. But where the hell did Darling go? 😂 Anyway, really interesting theory 👏🏼

    Carlo Alessio RupertoCarlo Alessio Ruperto17 күн мурун
  • Isnt this just the scp foundation? But with more fantasy

    mattmatt17 күн мурун