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
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

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

    Bhavesh BKBhavesh BK4 ай мурун
    • Very tru

      ItsXplayzItsXplayz21 күн мурун
    • Lol

      Icing MIKUMARKOIcing MIKUMARKOАй мурун
    • We

      darked12darked12Ай мурун
    • Lol

      bennyromaplayzbennyromaplayzАй мурун
    • Maybe don't die exactly in that moment though

      Darien MarkhamDarien MarkhamАй мурун
  • me who thought it was a villager face: w h a t

    Samtistry OfficialSamtistry OfficialКүн мурун
  • omnitrix

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

    JinjoJinjo2 күн мурун
  • 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

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

    Anthony AkitaAnthony Akita2 күн мурун
  • There's also such a thing called a cat disc

    awesome dudeawesome dude2 күн мурун
  • Jungle temple TNT

    awesome dudeawesome dude2 күн мурун
  • I thought the string inside the chests were wrapped around the corpses like the pharaohs

    Aldo GonzalezAldo Gonzalez2 күн мурун
  • Cats In Egypt: very protected sacred creatures Cats Today:meeeeeeeow i want foood

    Panda has returned to make more garbage videosPanda has returned to make more garbage videos2 күн мурун
  • This confirm it. If you don't love cat, you're a savages'.

    Some guy with a Mosin.Some guy with a Mosin.2 күн мурун
  • 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 greatAlphie the great2 күн мурун
    • Oops I did I I did not mean that (wow that’s a lot of I’s

      Alphie the greatAlphie the great2 күн мурун
  • Хватит брать у ТеаретиК (Вор) Stop taking from TearetiK (Thief)

    Yura,GG Ⅻ MP8.18 ;|™Yura,GG Ⅻ MP8.18 ;|™2 күн мурун
  • 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

    SawBlade61SawBlade612 күн мурун
  • 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

    freelancer taIesfreelancer taIes3 күн мурун
  • Noice

    Joe RegoJoe Rego4 күн мурун
  • Look at the totam of un dieing and then look at the temple ox what ever thats called

    Jacquelynn ThompsonJacquelynn Thompson4 күн мурун
  • I love your puns Mat. I really enjoy watching your videos to hear them ^^

    IzzyIzzy4 күн мурун
  • can you work with super carlin brothers? if you do i will see my 2 fav theorists

    Caitrin Raya PuyoCaitrin Raya Puyo5 күн мурун
  • and then the simble was not meant to be that and mat is just wrong

    the dumb art boythe dumb art boy5 күн мурун
  • That watch looks like the omnitrox's underachieving brother

    D73WD73W6 күн мурун
  • The SHERLOCK HOLMES of gaming.

    Vedant PatelVedant Patel6 күн мурун
  • D e a d B u s h e s

    SamyakGSamyakG6 күн мурун
  • I'm just chilling In the baground noice Can some one please tell me what it is ?

    Sunanda MathurSunanda Mathur6 күн мурун
  • Mojang: Write that down write that down!!!

    LazyUnicornLazyUnicorn7 күн мурун

    YaboiYEET1353YaboiYEET13537 күн мурун

    Daniel CannonDaniel Cannon7 күн мурун
  • Why don't we Rise of GTA 5 questions about

    Marilyn RiesenMarilyn Riesen8 күн мурун
  • ohhhhhhhh ahhhhhhh

    MTF LieutenantMTF Lieutenant8 күн мурун
  • I think the string is supposed to be cloth from the mummy

    Oscar ArriagaOscar Arriaga8 күн мурун
  • Game theory Skateboarding shows

    john gonzalezjohn gonzalez8 күн мурун
  • 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.

    saber athena the most powerfulsaber athena the most powerful8 күн мурун
  • so i’m eating human meat when i eat rotten flesh cuase i’m starving…

    LikuLiku9 күн мурун
  • creepers have catlike faces, they have the triangle shaped mouth

    Rosie WellinghamRosie Wellingham9 күн мурун
  • 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

    General TomGeneral Tom9 күн мурун
  • OMG The antlers on the warden are like the 2 heads on the side of a wither

    Atunaisa LeweniqilaAtunaisa Leweniqila9 күн мурун
  • 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

    Sillyboy65Sillyboy659 күн мурун
  • 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\_🤔_/

    Sillyboy65Sillyboy659 күн мурун
  • Who else thought the string was coz of cobwebs

    Bone GemBone Gem9 күн мурун
  • 5:05 and that is eye-ronic

    Bone GemBone Gem9 күн мурун
  • Hey guess what I saw a creeper face in the back of a villager a potion maker kind of villager like I got shocked

    Ava NewsomAva Newsom9 күн мурун
  • pretty sure creepers stay away from cats because if you tame an ocelot it becomes a cat. what attacks creepers in minecraft? ocelots.

    mangomango10 күн мурун
  • Ali is SO CUTE

    Presley ThompsonPresley Thompson10 күн мурун
  • Whatttttttttt

    Carlo And The Ink MachineCarlo And The Ink Machine10 күн мурун
  • 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

    黑暗拳侍黑暗拳侍10 күн мурун
  • BUT creepers green could be made from cactus

    AnonymousAnonymous11 күн мурун
  • the villigers r the desert poeple

    L&D KudzalL&D Kudzal11 күн мурун
  • 4:05 Is nobody gonna talk about the fact that MatPat literally just violated that book? No? Okay.

    Lulu CamarilloLulu Camarillo12 күн мурун
  • But if the player is somehow related to the ancient civilization, why does the creeper attack them?

    AnonymooseAnonymoose12 күн мурун
  • Dude, don't hate yourself, I love your puns!

    C. D. BakerC. D. Baker12 күн мурун
  • Wasn't creepers some sort of gliched version of pigs

    Leena ThomasLeena Thomas12 күн мурун

    WonderBee GamerHome2010WonderBee GamerHome201013 күн мурун
  • this needs an episode where he puts every thing theorised about the minecraft lore into a story

    nawal anmolnawal anmol13 күн мурун
  • 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.

    NoahTGDNoahTGD13 күн мурун
  • The creepers could be made to blend in with the cactus.

    Antoni KoperaAntoni Kopera13 күн мурун
  • Mojang just want a pig to explode

    KylezterzKylezterz13 күн мурун
  • 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

    acer dogacer dog14 күн мурун
  • 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).

    Rares AtonoaieRares Atonoaie15 күн мурун
  • The more Minecraft lore I come across the more scared I get of playing the game

    Meghna MandalMeghna Mandal15 күн мурун
  • 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

    the enchanted bacon hairthe enchanted bacon hair16 күн мурун
  • 6:13 awww man!

    BorisTVBorisTV16 күн мурун
  • O

    عِعِ16 күн мурун

    FireMocsFireMocs16 күн мурун
  • 11:06 what is mean i was eating a mummy

    look at me the endermanlook at me the enderman17 күн мурун
  • Theory:The cat statue kinda looks like the one in desert temple entrance

    Owen WijayaOwen Wijaya17 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Indigo SilhouetteIndigo Silhouette17 күн мурун
  • Maybe exploding of creepers is a side effect of giving them energy to live, TNT is pretty energy dense, right?

    Peroczek peroczkowskiPeroczek peroczkowski18 күн мурун
  • 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.

    The QuadronThe Quadron18 күн мурун
  • "We dont care about real world deserts we only care about minecraft deserts"

    PoopifyPoopify18 күн мурун
  • 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

    beastman 69beastman 6919 күн мурун
  • Can u make another episode?

    yuval lebingeryuval lebinger19 күн мурун
  • GAME THEORY HISStory is happening! Hello Internet Theorist Media 2021 Copyright MatPat. Please theorize!

    Louvhern Jr MonteroLouvhern Jr Montero19 күн мурун
  • Horus𓂀

    JukkogJukkog21 күн мурун
  • 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

    Scarlette FoxxScarlette Foxx21 күн мурун
  • You can light creepers with Flint&steel

    GermanyGermany21 күн мурун
  • Mojang is secretly hiring MatPat to write the lore of minecraft.

    KevinSupreme_PH • 36 years agoKevinSupreme_PH • 36 years ago22 күн мурун
  • I've been eating the rotten flesh from the desert temple and I find out I'm eating someone

    Billygaming1447Billygaming144722 күн мурун
  • haha anakin

    Clone JetteClone Jette22 күн мурун
  • I have a theory all the updates go back in time in the Minecraft world think about it I think it makes sense.

    Melanie KlemmerMelanie Klemmer22 күн мурун
  • The true story of creeper are. Notch screwed up the pig model and create annoying green handles thing

    QA380QA38022 күн мурун
  • 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.

    loveleyloveley24 күн мурун
  • Why are cheeper are scare of cats

    ken liuken liu24 күн мурун
  • 2:27 XD her face just yells "I am so disappointed in you Matt"

    IcyPrincess215IcyPrincess21524 күн мурун
  • He should do a Minecraft theory about the fossils

    Night Fury AnimationsNight Fury Animations25 күн мурун
  • -👁👄👁-🔪

    MothraMothra25 күн мурун
  • “ScArY

    Fujiko_KkoFujiko_Kko26 күн мурун
  • Test

    DoorNob 78DoorNob 7826 күн мурун
  • Mojang watching this: Yeah... We definitely think about things like this when we are developing the game....

    El BromasEl Bromas27 күн мурун
  • 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

    Roman playsRoman plays27 күн мурун
  • Interesting... - Mat Pat 2021

    ZoboZobo27 күн мурун
  • ""°U°"" Kilroy was here

    TheDark BanditTheDark Bandit27 күн мурун
  • I have a kestson if steve is reletisv with the ane cent bliders that the ane cent bilders can resisap but thay ka not

    Evangeline PaceloEvangeline Pacelo27 күн мурун
  • the dunkey slam/shoutout was awesome although I am also expecting an episode of drama mondays about this any day now

    afeatherinthewindafeatherinthewind27 күн мурун
  • you are basic if there are no botw (breath of the wild) theories

    Luke LisanLuke Lisan27 күн мурун
  • Remember is just a theiry a gane theory so dont be thinking ih is like dis😁

    Nafiz Kocak Gta5 im a yakNafiz Kocak Gta5 im a yak27 күн мурун
  • But how the cats managed to evolve into modern cats but not Wolfs evolving into modern dogs ?

    mr. alternatermr. alternater28 күн мурун
  • Im feeding my dog with rotten flesh

    AlexFire 432AlexFire 43228 күн мурун
  • How does minecraft dungeons fit into this theory The game not the structure

    Finn ReillyFinn Reilly29 күн мурун