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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    1. Bhavesh BK

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

      1. bennyromaplayz


      2. Darien Markham

        Maybe don't die exactly in that moment though

      3. Bird.

        The creator name is notch

      4. Psychopomp


      5. Hussain Yooh

        @Bhavesh BK same lol

    2. Indie Does Art

      what if alex and steve are homoculus which is why if theyre there alone in the world outside of the mobs. the people who have finally tried to make other "humans " they use their souls but it takes a lot more than one

    3. Heather Gangi

      Herobrine is getting made by the illagers

    4. Someone

      Why's the totem of undying gold? Like I would understand if they used soul sand or something, but gold?

    5. soham sonone

      the pig and Creepers leg when they woak same.

    6. Fatty Patty

      Wasn't the desert once the sea bed?;

    7. Jack Muchukot

      @The Game Theorists you should make an episode in your Minecraft series on Minecraft story mode the game directly says there were "old builders"

    8. Cookie Cat

      11:45 As a cat owner this is a valid reaction lol

    9. Heriberto Ibarra

      Why are they hostile tho

    10. Spencer Reisner

      Illagers are villagers who wanted to continue in the sprit of the builder race, but only had some of their technology and cargo-culled the rest.

    11. Spencer Reisner

      All the artificial mobs that spawn must self-replicated, or have a bunch of them stored somewhere.

    12. poisonspookypuff

      guys, we're making hisssssssstory

    13. Hexnetic

      15:00 *laughs maniacally*

    14. tri nobody

      Matpat when he realizes that you can find string inside a desert temple: Coincidence?

    15. Gonzal master 1

      Fun fact, Creepers won’t be attacked by iron golems ever but iron golems will always attack endermen. My theory is that the creeper and iron golem are both programmed to be passive between each other and the and the iron golem simply does not reignite the endermen as their creators anymore, but then the creepers would attack them too. But they dont, so my theory is that iron golems are able to detect danger or in a better term, they can see someone’s or something’s true ambitions and attack if they are bad ones. They are passive with creepers because they were born together, programmed to be nice together. They were basically brothers. If you don’t believe me just go in a creative world and see iron golems be passive against creeper but instantly attacks the endermen.

      1. Gonzal master 1

        Endermen are friendly until looked at in the eyes or attacked so why would the iron golems attack a neutral mob. It’s because iron golems can see their evil ambitions and they are coded to attack things with evil ambitions. That’s how I got the inference for that but that lead to me thinking that creepers were programmed to have evil ambitions, so iron golems had to be coded to not attack them. The purpose of the creeper was to explode and cause damage so in the eyes of the iron golem they would see this as a threat and try to attack. The builders had to make sure the iron golems and creepers were friendly with each other no matter what. Explaining why iron golems will always attack endermen but never creepers

    16. Eyvonna Kapsis

      Why the time joke i wanted to dye before that

    17. Red Draugr

      Good video, but that symbol misses a block from the center.

    18. ImBW

      so if in matpats world creepers respect cats and thats why they run away, then explain phantoms reaction to cats

    19. Glĩţĉĥ_Not_Found

      Mojang Watch your Vids and I want them to Confirm the lore. Then i can Peacefully Die

    20. MegaKingElliot

      We are the last ones. Only us in a world were our species lived and died in. They were killed by themself and we are the only one who survived. Everything that has tried killing us, is our speices. The lore should not be discoverd or you will regret everything. Minecraft is haunted...

    21. UDON

      Creeper aw man

    22. Eevee Tv’s Comix

      So I have a question that has been bothering me forever if the ancient builders where trying to escape death then why can the player respond I mean if the player can respond then why not the ancient builders? Sorry for bad spelling Also great video

    23. JavinarPlays

      PS: In india Aankh translates to Eye so that too is pretty Eye-conic!!!!

    24. CJ Animates

      endermen also spawn in deserts. hat's all im gonna say

    25. Mr Cheesepizza

      So ankhs are basically hyrogliphics of totems

    26. bennyromaplayz

      He always has the coolest merch

    27. Memer Dreamer

      Matpat: before time runs out! Me: * gets Unus Anus flashbacks *

    28. Joshua’s Animations

      When matpat said it’s theory time it made me cringe & laugh at the same time I love game theory

    29. Ashlee Romine

      Have you ever heard of Minecraft education Edition

    30. Ashlee Romine

      Play Minecraft

    31. Aselav

      pigeon tamer

    32. N.S.A

      Why would the ancient builders have string? Cats have a chance to give you during if there tamed and if you kill them they drop string. The ancient builders were cats *gasp*

    33. Ten tak

      Or the creeper just ate one and wants help from the player

    34. Panda

      I hope they make a mysterious and mystical update for the cold tundras at this point.

    35. Mailman Bob

      The rule about don’t dig down in Minecraft isn’t just about lava. It also refers to what’s below the impermeable bedrock. Because the bedrock wasn’t always there

    36. Migixkem Jord

      I can add more evidence 1. They drop discs when kills by skeleton (Disc is probably not nature) 2. When you go to Spectator mode and right click the creeper making you see their perspective c Your screen will be green and slightly *Pixelated* So are they robots?

    37. Jaroslav Šťastný

      Your theory has one flaw. If ancient builders created creepers, where did they get the gunpowder needed for the TNT inside of them when they didn’t exist prior to that?

    38. vico pascua

      creeper aw man creeper aw man

    39. Hey Paulman

      i definitely remember the ancient Egyptians using dynamite

    40. FaZi X

      Notch watching this be like Damn even i didnt know i made Minecraft with so much lore

    41. Keegan Pryde

      At the end i thought mat was going to talk about eye comfort mode / blue light filter


      intro screen: hisstory is happening me:in mahatan and we just happen to be in the greatest city in the world

    43. HAPPY SPY

      Don’t want ur merch Mr.Clickbait dream cheeser

    44. Daniel Wright

      You make toy 🧸

    45. Joseph George

      Notch who wanted to make a pig but failed and it became a creeper: 👁👄👁

    46. ROGUE7468

      Matt should do theories on Ark aswell! Since Ark 2 is coming soon

    47. jack jones

      Now that you're a dad, how does it feel having your comments raided by a 'dad'

    48. lamonica long

      The warm sheet noticeably tame because brother dimensionally hurry up a verdant barbara. berserk, physical period

    49. ‍

      I thought the symbol was steve with a long beard

    50. Nameless One

      What if the player is the result of the ancient's civilization's research on life and death, being able to respawn after death.

    51. YT

      5:31 its markaplier

    52. Friede

      Me when I see string in a minecraft chest full of rotten flesh, bones and armor: _"oh it's hair..."_ *makes fishing rod* Matt: _"Cats like string. Egyptians like cats. Creepers don't like cats. Cat shields. I rest my case."_

    53. Linda Machuene

      Can you please do a theory about why villagers have villages if they Do not mine or craft

    54. A cool channel B

      What are hoglins, blazes, and ghasts?

    55. Ova-hee

      MatPat: Life after death is what these ancient builders believed in. Me an intellectual: That’s just spectator mode!

    56. Average Brenden

      “Tamed cats have a chance to give string to the player” Aww cats are cute I love them “...and cats drop string when they die” NOOOOOOOOOO

    57. Sina Monfared

      12:22 me getting confused as a Iranian

    58. gglitched OUt

      The ankh wasn't intentional. The devs just liked how it looked, and a 3*5 space isn't big.

    59. FP Pitt

      The warden isn’t even on PE yet for me because I’m on PE

    60. Shadow Lion

      0:32 dad jokes be like:

    61. Roseatta 22

      Theory idea: what if Herobrine was just an ancient villager who is still alive? So he would be the one who was building the 2x2 tunnels...

    62. TheArtsyDrawer

      The totem of undying is shaped like an ankh symbol 👁👄👁

    63. Mr_takeyourpizza

      Totem kinda looks like an anch🤫🤫🤫🤫

    64. Blue Raptors

      That eye conic dad joke is good but I have a real gold mine built up in my mind Get it gold mine and built up.

    65. Kerri Xoxo

      It’s 3am but I meannn minecraft mann

    66. chopypie

      But in Minecraft dungeons ocelots attack creepers why is that

    67. Carole Bowles

      Do another theory

    68. ChenyMe

      Is it just me or does the totem of undying also have a similar shape and form to the Ankh?

    69. Dylan Barahona

      11:51 cat HEADS*demonic sound*

    70. Brenden Schweigert

      Ok call me crazy but Minecraft theory? So we know nether rack covers the nether everywhere right? What if it was put there/made to muffle the screams of souls trapped in the nether? We know it can hold/contain sound because we see the texture used in the pig-step music disk. Does this imply that the piglins are actually a force of good, did they discover this, to keep the dead's screams at bay, and they only attack us (the player) when we either prove we don't deserve their loyalty (i.e hitting them) to by showing disloyalty (i.e not sporting gold). Were the builders maybe not as good as we see them, maybe a chaotic neutral? idk but Matpat, there it is.

    71. R James

      In my opinion this is like saying that the egyptians created cats because they have carvings of them and stuff

    72. Funny Clown

      I have a better theory, creepers naturally form gunpowder inside of them and have a special organ to store it and can detonate it when they feel like. But creepers are afraid of cats (why they run away from them) so when the ancient people buried the dead in the temples, they also put cats in there to keep creepers from coming in and destroying it (why we see string in the chest, being the representation of the cats corpse)

    73. M & Artroom

      Did you beacon perfectly fits into a desert temple? This might just be an Easter egg but idk might have lore.

    74. jeff Tolbert

      Dog bad👅

    75. Tarik Opacin

      Maybe pilligers created creepers

    76. Sugu

      10:01 *PHILZA MINECRAFT.*

    77. Lisa Thompson

      dude come on im just saying but this video makes sence but dumb creepers were made with tnt by the ancient builders in the dessert but they made tnt cause but in the dessert they thought a spiky cactus plant wasnt dangurus enough so they used cactus but made them not spiky and made creepers out of carved cactus thats why there green

    78. Chicco Quiatchon

      How about minecraft dungeons any theory 🤔🤔

    79. Jesus garza

      Watch the game developers come out and say "ya no there's no lore its just a sandbox game

    80. xXOOFXx

      Here's a theory: The Ancient Builders ARE Egyptians. They worshipped cats and that's why creepers run away from them. I believe you were correct when you said creepers aren't necessarily scared of cats, but dont want to hurt them. But, why did the builders flee to the end you may ask. In one of MatPats other videos he talks about the Wither, how the builders wanted to restore life. From what I know, I think they believed they could restore life in Ancient Egypt. The reason why you find so much bones and flesh in the chests is like MatPat said, humans. Humans they tried to restore but failed. That flesh and bones are failed attempts of restoring life. You may ask about Woodland Mansions. The Builders didnt build those. The Illagers did. I'm sorry if this makes no sense.

    81. Eric Ingerson

      What about mob dungens

    82. Apple Ro4

      15:04 that one is good

    83. LesserTie282

      does anybody else watch the entire series whenever a new episode comes out

    84. SnakeinSpace

      My biggest question is that where does Steve come from?if the builders are now enderman, and every other builder is a zombie skeleton or corpses how did Steve come around?

    85. King Lotman

      You're saying you put Lord with the Lord don't shine

    86. Kenan Kagan

      The string is just used to represent the string from mummies not for cats

    87. Pebble

      What will we do when Mat Pat inevitably passes

    88. Ethan Tyler

      13:26 because if they put it anywhere else you would question why it was put there

    89. Robdaconquerer

      I’d say the totem of undying is shaped like the ankh, linked?

    90. Kenan Kagan

      I wrote a theory on the gt subreddit that basically covered almost all of what was in the video, 6 months before the video came put

    91. Luiz Henrique Neves Costa Dias

      Since the beginning on minecraft we can see that those ancient people have experiment on creating creatures to guard themselves, for example the snow and iron golem following your theories the same could have happened with the creeper, the wither, the ocean guardians, the warden and maybe even the ender dragon, since we can see wen respawning the dragon he is entirely "magic" from those cristal things, and if your theory about going to the end to run from the wither was right, they maybe made the dragon to protect them if the wither manage to get to the portal,

    92. hehe he

      Me who thought the string was supposed to be mummy wrappings🧿👄🧿

    93. Dogeinator

      The creepers were botched pigs , don’t overthink it mat

    94. Chariot Requiem


    95. Kevin Holzer

      I think I know why they drop discs. Maybe the discs are made of flint, and the creeper makes it spin while rubbing against some piece of iron in the creeper’s body, which causes a flint and steel reaction that lights the tnt that is in the creeper according to the Mobestiary’s diagram

    96. adi's door

      11:00 that looks like my aunt

    97. adi's door


    98. adi's door

      you make me want to become an alcoholic

    99. adi's door

      matpat why did you lie to me unsubbed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    100. Kazoto Kirigaya

      You cant do my boy dunkey like that