Game Theory: The Lost Cult of Minecraft Illagers

9 apr 2020
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In my last Minecraft episode, I peeled back the mysterious layers of the Minecraft Illagers. In that, I talked about how the Illagers were looking to build their own Minecraft worlds - from portals to Steve himself. There was something else that I wasn't able to cover in that episode, and that is how Minecraft Illagers relate to the history of what is known as cargo cults.
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Writers: Matthew Patrick
Editors: Tyler Mascola, Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • Don't regular villagers have beds though?

    Kazanshin 410Kazanshin 41016 tundi tagasi
  • How bout they come out of nether and since it took them so long in the nether that these villagers of dummydumdums are like the only population left and then they just go to the end for like whatever reason and the villagers are like woah they went there so if we create it they come back from it

    Otaku RyugaOtaku RyugaPäev tagasi
  • Wait, but I thought Villagers couldn’t build. If Illagers are just cashed out Villagers, how come they can (in theory) build?

    Anīmoof SucksAnīmoof SucksPäev tagasi
  • MatPat: *makes theory* Mojang: uh... sure

    Emma L.Emma L.Päev tagasi
  • rewatched the vid then realized Tech-knowledgey

    Tyrone Andrew AdjaraniTyrone Andrew AdjaraniPäev tagasi
  • Maybe the illagers really like watching dream's speedruns

    Mayor CactusMayor CactusPäev tagasi
  • Vindicators: have a different amount of melanin in their eyes Game theory: Idk man that’s kinda sus

    VictoriaThePigYTVictoriaThePigYTPäev tagasi
  • Mabey the evil builders found out about the good builders and they wanna experiment on the ancient builders

    LightPlayzYTLightPlayzYTPäev tagasi
  • Jesus loves you brochachos.

    Watson HarrellWatson HarrellPäev tagasi
  • 10:18 to 10:52 if they are trying to get tho's builders back why are they trying to kill the player? in ur theory where u talked about ender men's back story didn't u say that we and tho's builders are related. If they are trying to get tho's builders why are they killing us when we are related to the builders?

    Angads worldAngads worldPäev tagasi
  • hey matpat i have a theory of my own what if they did end up succeeding in creating a steve that steve is you and your life when you start a world is after the fact that they created you that’s why when you kill one and go into a village they hunt you down because you escaped from them once before

    Starwars rocks45Starwars rocks452 päeva tagasi
  • Whats if the villagers used magic first, and helped the builders to build the end portals, or head a kind of deal with the builders to show the magic for anything but the builders scammed them and the villagers (or bad villagers forgot the name) spawned the wither so they had to use the magic the villagers showed them to escape into the nether after the strongholds were overrun and than spawnt the ender dragon to guard the portal to the end city were they staid and now they are the endermans? Than the wool things are to teach the builders about magic. Because why the should not understand the end portals when they have Controll over life?

    NoxNox2 päeva tagasi
  • They have 69,420 wool

    Jalapeño and Banana ProductionsJalapeño and Banana Productions3 päeva tagasi
  • Anyone gonna talk about how the made the time sync up to the video at 0:55-1:00

    Hunter WallaceHunter Wallace3 päeva tagasi
  • 1. Minecraft has a way of making people use assets to represent other things, like how signs are used as arm rests in villages against stair blocks to make chairs and stuff like that. The wool in most cases probably is insignificant aside from the portal room which is probably just meant to be a diagram. 2. If you know anything about punnette squares (apologies for the spelling of it’s wrong) then you would know that green eyes are a weaker trait than blue eyes BUT that doesn’t necessarily make that true in the Minecraft universe. I would wager blue eyes are the green eyes of the Minecraft universe because of the colors close relation to enchantment and magic. The vindicators are probably the younger and stronger generation below the evokers who came out with blue eyes and have stronger magic potential. The green eyed pillagers are the biologically weaker offspring of the evokers who share too many traits with villagers to be strong enough to wield powerful magic like the old and wise evokers who spent a long time mastering magic, that is to say the vindicators have higher latent magic potential. The evokers with their magic knowledge have done the opposite of natural selection and breed and sorted out the strongest of themselves so they could further pursue world domination.

    WeebmysterWeebmyster4 päeva tagasi
  • What if villagers found a portal went in and got turned into illagers when they found their way out and want to return but since they're villagers and can't build like the villagers maybe that y the stuff they make isn't what they really want and just look like it

    Romeo pazRomeo paz4 päeva tagasi
  • Mini theory off your mini sized mega theory: The being that emerged from the portal; the ancient civilization, looked like Steve. The illagers tried dark magic to either bring him back create a new one after he left. That got this entire thing started. Maybe they weren't doing this for evil purposes, but instead to help the village. The villager misunderstood their reasoning and banished them, where they continued their studies and held a grudge against the villagers

    Ashlee BushmanAshlee Bushman4 päeva tagasi
    • And what if the character we play as has been banished from the civilization, and set ahead in time somehow to survive on his own. It's a bit more of a stretch, but, hey, that's just theory 😉

      Ashlee BushmanAshlee Bushman4 päeva tagasi
  • Well why do they try to kill us

    Dylantheoutsider1Dylantheoutsider14 päeva tagasi
    • If we look like them

      Dylantheoutsider1Dylantheoutsider14 päeva tagasi
  • 0:17 yes they listen to their emotions

    MikePlaysRoblox YTMikePlaysRoblox YT5 päeva tagasi
  • guys herobrine removed comment is on all the updates except the nether update

    Sunanda VermaSunanda Verma6 päeva tagasi
  • Hah... 11 minutes

    Bob lemonBob lemon6 päeva tagasi
  • The cat.statue is referring to Bastet the Egyptian cat godess

    Nickolas MetzlerNickolas Metzler6 päeva tagasi
  • So what about the giant chicken and cat are? Were there giant live chickens when the ancient builders came? Did they have superior potions to make animals giant and just sealed them away because there too powerful? Like other uncraftable items like the end portal frame the bedrock surrounding the gate to the end cities? Well it is just a ...Question!

    Cristina VenturinaCristina Venturina7 päeva tagasi
  • You know what really gave me chills when you mentioned herobrine? How every update they always put -Removed herobrine for years they’ve done that but for some odd reason last update it wasn’t there Edit: maybe herobrine is in the end somewhere and there trying to reach him

    no nameno name7 päeva tagasi
  • I wonder if the ancient builders are the evokers, matpat did say that they were centuries ago. Maybe they made the totem so they don't die but,they also went to the end and nether and died but, what if they used the last of their magic to look like villagers but when the wither died they went back to being evil. Matpat didn't say the ancient builders were on the good side or the evil what if they made the wither on purpose to control the world but then the plan backfired. That is my theory.

    ChainSaw 97ChainSaw 977 päeva tagasi
  • The illagers think that cats and chickens are gods

    ceconserceconser7 päeva tagasi
  • The illagers think that cats and chickens are gods

    ceconserceconser7 päeva tagasi
  • No one villager is an idiot and the other is a nitwit

    Kai JohnsonKai Johnson9 päeva tagasi
  • 1:52 minites off friend.

    SkyRunner GamerSkyRunner Gamer9 päeva tagasi
  • I believe the theory to the builders coming to and from the portal to be false. 1: It's a one way trip, unless you slay the dragon and 2: If the ancient race did exist, and you're a distant descendant, and you LOOK like them, why would the Illagers be so quick to attack you? It's obvious that the stories were relayed from generation to generation, because they still build all of these things in their mansions, so if that were true, why attack the player. That is my thought process

    Marek'L WhipMarek'L Whip9 päeva tagasi
  • i think the ancient civilization just came from somewhere else of the overworld and according to the endermen theory saw the builders leave through there

    Farhad HaqueFarhad Haque9 päeva tagasi
  • What if the fake beds are traps to catch villagers?

    Wet StoffelsWet Stoffels9 päeva tagasi
  • Make a theory about herobrine

    Gavins GamingGavins Gaming10 päeva tagasi
  • When aliens come here and go next week

    Ezon PalmesEzon Palmes10 päeva tagasi
  • it's 11 + min lol

    Gammerbot 9000Gammerbot 900011 päeva tagasi
  • I think minecraft tried to add hero brine for the story but something went wrong and boom, he’s cursed

    RobloxYT GamingRobloxYT Gaming11 päeva tagasi
  • All make super sence when.u know the historie of the ancient builders and they're eyes are blue so they had already saw the portal and the cat/chicken it's the same they already saw them but like enderman they lose ability of mind?? Idk maybe yes and the vindicator revive the pillage

    FenixNinjaFenixNinja12 päeva tagasi
  • no, no please make the vids longer

    Oliver MoserOliver Moser13 päeva tagasi
  • Me at 5:22 completely forgetting this is a minecraft video

    Fred DirkseFred Dirkse13 päeva tagasi
  • Mat: "If only I could make this video shorter somehow." Pat: "Let me explain Cargo Cults to you three times."

    Tails ClockTails Clock13 päeva tagasi
  • Evokers should have a 50% of actually using the totem of undying that they use.

    Mr. Sn00pyMr. Sn00py14 päeva tagasi
  • I remember playing in version 1.0.0

    WayneWayne14 päeva tagasi
  • lapis is in thar brains

    Logan NealLogan Neal14 päeva tagasi
  • 11:00 mins sorry still not a diet theory

    Peacock 4598Peacock 459814 päeva tagasi
  • This sort of refers back to the iron golem theory. Possibly, just after the illagers were outcasts the ancient builders discovered the way to create a end portal. The illagers, once being a part of the villager builder hybrid wanted to experiment

    Super SobosSuper Sobos14 päeva tagasi
  • He:this is only 10 mins Me: checks time Also me sees: HEY THIS IS 11MINS

    Cherry LiciousCherry Licious14 päeva tagasi
  • The reason why vindicatoe s eyes may be because they have lapis lazuli

    AAA ChannelAAA Channel14 päeva tagasi
  • i love when theorys are posted but they always leave me craving more like some kind if addict XD

    Thicc kat barThicc kat bar15 päeva tagasi
  • And that was the reason for trying to create steve

    justforcommentingjustforcommenting15 päeva tagasi
  • If I stumbled upon the lava room, I might just break the glass, release the lava, and laugh maniacally as the lava set fire to the wood and wool and begins to engulf the entire mansion in flames. Whoops!

    Elijah PattersonElijah Patterson15 päeva tagasi
    • Haha same doo

      Hello_IamVeryWeird :3Hello_IamVeryWeird :38 päeva tagasi
  • Matpat it went to 11:52 XD

    Alex SuAlex Su16 päeva tagasi
  • You have a diet cola problem sir.

    Matt MurphyMatt Murphy16 päeva tagasi
  • I thought Minecraft was just a sandbox game with sweet lofi music and mean mobs

    Francis FamilyFrancis Family16 päeva tagasi
  • I think you missed something, the illagers weren't booted out of the village, they actually left because if you look at the achievement for killing a pillager, it says "Voluntary Exile", which directly points to the fact that they abandoned their fellow villagers, maybe to plan revenge for some unknown reason.

    Luca PiuLuca Piu17 päeva tagasi
  • No One: The start: HUUUUUUUUH?

    dino snoppydino snoppy17 päeva tagasi
  • Never thought I would end up enjoying some history...

    SkiesOfMagicSkiesOfMagic17 päeva tagasi
  • How would something come out of the end portal if it was a one way trip and why didn’t the wither destroy them like they did with the ancient builders

    Griffin GilllandGriffin Gillland18 päeva tagasi
  • I cant look at any game the same anymore after these

    A Lexy ARMEEA Lexy ARMEE18 päeva tagasi
  • So, the lava is actually really important. I’ve removed the lave completely before and the obsidian platform doesn’t spawn in when I go to the end.

    Sensara Ron-tan-tanSensara Ron-tan-tan18 päeva tagasi
  • Should schools create a subject called game theory and make it mandatory?

    CHaozCHaoz18 päeva tagasi
  • does anyone else notice that one way or another game theory's ideas end up clashing with each other example: illagers created zombies but in another video they said the the ancient builders became zombies from something attacking them i mean just sayin

    The WeegeeThe Weegee19 päeva tagasi
  • That so sad

    {Addison_playz }{Addison_playz }19 päeva tagasi
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 päeva tagasi
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 päeva tagasi
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 päeva tagasi
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 päeva tagasi
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 päeva tagasi
  • I don't think they saw a master builder come "out", when ever you leave the end you spawn at your bed...

    NtniNtni20 päeva tagasi
  • The ancient race of builders definitely came from another dimension, but not the end. We have established that they escaped from the end and ended their journey there. They probably came from a dimension that we don't know how to access yet. The illagers might think the portal is important because a glowing portal that makes things disappear that go through it is probably going to raise questions. Maybe because of the tnt near their wool copy, they tried to blow it up. I don't know why they would do that but it would explain why the end portal is deactivated when we find it. This leaves the illagers with no leads so they try to recreate what is left in their homes. See everything is portrayed here as being in close sequence but I think the truth to minecrafts history is much larger than anyone expected. The builders, the nether, the wither, the end, the drown civilization, the villagers, the illagers, and the wardens. It is all spread out over hundreds, maybe thousands of years.

    Matthew HosierMatthew Hosier20 päeva tagasi
  • Lol get 12 MINS

    notmidnight0000notmidnight000020 päeva tagasi
  • I can hear them speaking for example, hmmm, hoi, and Thank you is when you trade

    SmirkSmirk20 päeva tagasi
  • Then way of they attey

    Kevin KKevin K21 päev tagasi
  • Food theory: im a original idea! Diet theory: you forgot about me...

    JFlint GAMINGJFlint GAMING21 päev tagasi
  • there should be a minecraft movie with the story of all of ur videos

    KradekBTTFKradekBTTF21 päev tagasi
  • They're lucky that they got a full active End Portal

    FlowingOmegaFlowingOmega22 päeva tagasi
  • Hi matpat. Just an observation. In a video after this, you claim that villagers are related to the ancient builders. So might that mean that instead of the illagers just wondering into a stronghold and witnessing an active end portal, might the villagers have been there when the ancient builders left for the end? And when they saw that the ancient builders couldn’t return, they agreed to never build or use and end portal again. Later, after the illagers were kicked out of the villages, they decided to try go to the ancient builders, to their “brothers” who also left the villages after messing with life like they did. To me it makes a little bit more sense.

    Solaris -Solaris -22 päeva tagasi
  • Isn’t hero Brian in the Minecraft patch notes

    Buster 57Buster 5722 päeva tagasi
  • What if the illagers are just trying to become Steven himself instead of trying to create one, because they have lived in harmony with the ancient builders? That's why their eyebrows are separated. Not only that, but that would also explain why they have cat and chicken statues, the wool bed, and why invoker are trying to defy death. Maybe there's a person that is the chosen one, like the Avatar that can master the 4 elements, but in Minecraft, is the power of resurrect. They saw that the chosen one could go back from the dead even though he died and lost their items, no matter how many times they were killed, they always came back besides their bed. That.. Until their beds were broken. The illagers then wanted to do experiments with the ancient builders to discover their power, but that angered the other villagers. After the chosen one bed was destroyed, he spawned in the starting point, far away from the place where his bed was destroyed. With that, he warned the other builders that the illagers were trying to take the chosen powers away, and with the war between them, and the fact that the ancient builders population was already decaying, they decided to flee to the end. They actived the portal, and illagers were following them. Just after the last ancient builder went through the portal, one of them stayed behind to deactivate the portal. (If they had the power to create the blocks of the portal, they could probably turn it off too, by taking off the Eyes of the end, and maybe throwing them on the lava.) And that was the moment when they realised the importance of the portal, but as they arrived, they didn't saw the ancient builder taking the eyes off the portal, and even if they did.. They didn't knew how to make it. If they managed to take the ancient builder that stayed behind or if it committed suicide.. I don't know. But for sure, he didn't survive, that.. Because he didn't came back. We can see this, because sometimes there are already eyes of the end on the portal, probably because the last ancient builder didn't have the time to take them all off before the arrive of the illagers. But, isn't strange that when you start a new world, a full grown adult person, starts with no items at all? Like you literally just appeared in it? Maybe because you are the chosen one, or maybe not exactly the same chosen one.. But his son. Or, son of his son.. Of his son.. Of his son.. If we consider that when they die of aging the chosen one don't respawn, they maybe opted for not dying in purpose to save their people, because the illagers were still after them. They preferred to wait.. A long time, before deciding to make the chosen one come back to the original dimension. They died, and that's why we don't have any items when we start. Well, we surely were supposed to be dark and be able to teleport around.. But maybe that's because we literally died and were back from the dead. Maybe the power allows the chosen one to go back to it's original form when they first noticed their power. Maybe.. The ancient population even killed their people in purpose, just to find the chosen one? Or even, the population killed themselves to find out? Either way, that could even give a explanation to the bonus chest in the beginning of the game. Since the builders had the understanding of the power of the chosen one, the purposely left a chest in the spawn point so the C.O could start a little faster to regain their items. The ivokers have made some discovery, but they still don't know how to use the power without the totems, that's why they want to become steven.

    Uni HornUni Horn22 päeva tagasi
  • Theory: the tnt on the end portal could suggest that they created dream

    socially acceptablesocially acceptable22 päeva tagasi
  • Write a book on all your Minecraft theories

    Hermitcraftfan135Hermitcraftfan13522 päeva tagasi
  • Write a book on all your Minecraft theories

    Hermitcraftfan135Hermitcraftfan13522 päeva tagasi
  • Write a book on all your Minecraft theories

    Hermitcraftfan135Hermitcraftfan13522 päeva tagasi
  • Write a book on all the Minecraft theories

    Hermitcraftfan135Hermitcraftfan13522 päeva tagasi
  • MatPat looks like he took Steve Urkel’s “Cool Juice” from Family Matters

    Channing GrayChanning Gray23 päeva tagasi
  • the villager eye pupil represents emeralds

    RRRR24 päeva tagasi
  • Last time you said they have lapis in them maybe their eyes are blue because of that

    Mr MantecorMr Mantecor24 päeva tagasi
  • 11 minutes

    Mr MantecorMr Mantecor24 päeva tagasi
  • The part about ww2 and the tribes imitating the planes with wood was sad asf

    raymond gutierrezraymond gutierrez24 päeva tagasi
  • Where is herobrian

    David’s Toys and GamesDavid’s Toys and Games24 päeva tagasi
  • I have another theory too: Illagers and villages are both descendents of the ancient builders, just that illagers lived far away on mansions and outposts, and that they use weapons; something that villagers don't use. But if you explore the mansion very well, you can conclude that there was a wedding in the past. I say this because you can see that there are many rooms related to weddings, like a room that looks like a church, and there are rooms like beds for a couple, and beds for kids too. That's why I think that illagers and villagers have weddings together and childs too, but then an incident happened to the both families and that's why they are now in war. Link:

    Marcelo SánchezMarcelo Sánchez24 päeva tagasi
  • they did not come from the end, they came from the aether

    melchor aquino gasmenmelchor aquino gasmen24 päeva tagasi
  • Oh wow 🤨🧐😔 I’m so lazy

    Pony Play’sPony Play’s24 päeva tagasi
  • What about glitch

    Zachary MizrachiZachary Mizrachi25 päeva tagasi
  • Matpat isn’t wrong about the ancient builders The old game Minecraft story mode confirms the ancient race of builders And the creators of the end portal must have been the old builders who literally created portals to different universes

    Dankmemes 2goDankmemes 2go25 päeva tagasi
  • I have a pet Shulker named Gary who doesn’t know what a Shulker is or why he’s a Shulker. He wants to know. 1 like = One person helping Gary learn the truth

    DestructiveSpirit 707DestructiveSpirit 70725 päeva tagasi
  • What if the "fake end portal" which in a different video (A couple ones, you talk about "old builders who are enderman now." What if the fake one was just their first test or version cause we see strange things like a chest on it but the legit one doesn't have one

    Oliver SchaljoOliver Schaljo25 päeva tagasi
  • You learn more from this than school

    ikbencool 2008ikbencool 200825 päeva tagasi
  • I don't understand why u want it shorter the longer the more content the more you think about what your talking about it's fun

    Bergur hamBergur ham25 päeva tagasi
  • make a theory for minecraft story mode

    jacques hugojacques hugo26 päeva tagasi
  • Is it weird that I listen to these kinds of videos while I'm drawing?

    Emily MarshEmily Marsh26 päeva tagasi