Game Theory: Ellie Is NOT Immune! (The Last of Us Part 2)

18 juuli 2020
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The Last of Us franchise is a story of humanity trying to survive in the face of a virus turning people into fungus creatures that are not quite zombies. We learn early on in the first game that Ellie is immune, perhaps even the only immune person there is. This makes her invaluable to those trying to find a cure. Except, I think she may not be immune. The second game shows a lot of evidence that something else may be going on with Ellie. Something that may tell us the future direction of this story and the future of Ellie.
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  • With the bit should have given her the bad virus......but that means she's not the only cure and the cure was already around before the outbreak.....cdc dropped the ball and everybody else is dumb

    Nate MintonNate MintonTund tagasi
  • This is my first time seeing the new intro. I knew something would happen when they all lit up... does anyone know what 7/23 means? Maybe it is a date. It probably is. Will game theory end on that date?

    mythicaltoaster the epicmythicaltoaster the epic6 tundi tagasi
  • She is immune

    BirdzyBirdzy8 tundi tagasi
  • Ellie was bitten tho pls explain

    W.C. RyderW.C. Ryder10 tundi tagasi
  • Interesting.

    george adelingeorge adelinPäev tagasi
  • So Ellie's immune

    ViaticalSword 75ViaticalSword 75Päev tagasi
  • but there are zombies rats or stuff in denmark

    Gamer IgračiGamer IgračiPäev tagasi
  • So... She's immune 🤣

    Baltazar ClaroBaltazar ClaroPäev tagasi
  • Man this guy should have been the doctors in the movie, but his child will kill Joel

    qixanityqixanity3 päeva tagasi
  • Clearly she’s immune as u see in the first of the last of us...she breathes in spores and in the 2nd one her mask breaks and again she breathes more spores

    BadGirl 1507BadGirl 15073 päeva tagasi
  • all the immunologists died in the outbreak i see

    SohailaSohaila4 päeva tagasi
  • I hate this guy more than my neighbours mom!

    ehsan fakhriniaehsan fakhrinia4 päeva tagasi
  • Oh my gosh I read most of the comments and I'm so sick of it. For the last time, she isn't immune. It's basically like a flu shot, or as one person said a protective shield. She is infected but with a different spore, and if she was immune then her check up would most likely have different results. If it was so simple Mat wouldn't have to make a video about it, or in this case a theory. Have a good day.

    MHvidsMHvids4 päeva tagasi
  • TLDW - she has a parasite that makes here immune. Story still stands

    BEN SHAWBEN SHAW5 päeva tagasi
  • Matt we already know how sucky exercising is Me welp he needs to watch more coach Greg

    Randy WalkerRandy Walker5 päeva tagasi
  • The implications for this franchise is it died when this game got released. :D

    OkwahoOkwaho5 päeva tagasi
  • okay well then theoretically couldn’t they get the good version of cordyceps out of her brain, propagate it, and give it to everyone else on the planet, hence making a sort of vaccine?

    Rosi MooneRosi Moone5 päeva tagasi
  • If this is true how come her friend who got infected by the same zombie turned and died?

    Alex ArellanoAlex Arellano6 päeva tagasi
  • Where was Matt during the events of the game

    Clyde CraoneClyde Craone6 päeva tagasi
  • In left behind when she gets bite her friend does too so why did her friend turn and not her

    WeaselOfAmericaWeaselOfAmerica7 päeva tagasi
  • She got bit a second time in the second one

    Ashley LoweAshley Lowe7 päeva tagasi
  • Tbh i knew what almost all of the words ment In the doctor recording

    Jordan MichaelJordan Michael7 päeva tagasi
  • She's just built different

    Gavin MerastyGavin Merasty7 päeva tagasi
  • Why people hate TLOU 2 Story: Joel Dies

    XB AYXB AY7 päeva tagasi
  • If you played the last of us part 1 you could see tees was bitten and it past 1 hour and it got worst and ellie got bitten like 3 weeks ago when the outbrake happend and she didnt turn. I got this info by playing the last of us part 1 DLC and sometimes u got to play The Last Of Us Part 1 before like talking all of this crap. ugh The Game Theorists more like The Lame Theorists.

    Duh_hitziDuh_hitzi7 päeva tagasi
  • Thanks man for this news Really. Can i ask a question You are a medic or medical asistent.

    Mihai FessulaMihai Fessula7 päeva tagasi
  • You know the last of us is the only zombie game that makes sense.

    Benny P. BarilBenny P. Baril7 päeva tagasi
  • This may be a paragraph so yea: when small pox was being smallpox a man in England infected a boy with cow pox a form/family of the ‘Pox’ viruses and in response the cow pox killed smallpox rendering the boy ‘immune’ but with the small mild semptons of cow pox, there fore killing small pox with the vaccine. So basically the last of us Infection is the small pox case I assume. If u have read this you deserve a cookie 👌🍪

    ItzRakeyItzRakey8 päeva tagasi
  • ok sure...But she was BITTEN by someone who DID have the correct strain (obviously) Or are you suggesting that she got this "good" fungus from sometwhere else BEFORE she was bitten?

    wolfie metslagroomwolfie metslagroom8 päeva tagasi
  • Wow! 👀👀👀👀👀

    Shikido SanShikido San8 päeva tagasi
  • Welll How could she breathe the spores in the first game Oh nvm

    T RexT Rex8 päeva tagasi
  • "She's immune, just not in the way we thought she was" Uh... she's still immune, right? Also, how could she be not be infected with zombie cordyceps if she was bitten by someone that was infected with it?

    Devan ShouseDevan Shouse8 päeva tagasi
  • Yoel do the good thing

    CAlfred0 GDCAlfred0 GD9 päeva tagasi
  • Everybody is really mad at the last of us 2 because joel the beloved character died and other stuff alot of people dislike it

    Shadow Smith 2Shadow Smith 29 päeva tagasi
  • Great theory. Love the channel. But the runner that bites her in Left Behind clealry IS infected with the "zombie species of cordyceps". How does Ellie have the "wrong type of cordyceps" if the guy that infected her in the first place was infected with the "zombie species of cordyceps"?

    Naielly DutraNaielly Dutra9 päeva tagasi
  • So, your theory is built on the idea that the test they ran on Ellie was fooled by a similar fungus because the test isn't specific enough to identify the particular fungus that zombifies everyone, and your real-world analog lesson is about...masks. Not the dubious efficacy of tests when the things being tested for are too broad. Masks. Dude.

    TheDoubleHELOTheDoubleHELO9 päeva tagasi
  • Don't know if the developers figured all that out or meant for what you said to be true, but you made that sound totally feasible.

    NayNayNayNay10 päeva tagasi
  • but since shes been pretty protected before the bite (so most likely no spore infection of any kind), she mustve gotten the 'good' fungus from the technically the zombie was infected with a mutated strain, because if it had just carried it, it wouldve functioned as a defense against the cordyceps and made some kind of change. this again would mean the good fungus is still dangerous and its still a mystery why she hasn't turned. please let me know if theres some major fault in that logic, im just trying to figure it out a little

    judyjudy10 päeva tagasi
  • Just asking, how did she get the good cordiseps or whatever by a bite from a person infected with the bad cordiseps

    Ya BoyYa Boy10 päeva tagasi
  • Here we go again making up random bullshit

    daft bannadaft banna11 päeva tagasi
  • All i hear: Fungus

    Wilmer PenaWilmer Pena11 päeva tagasi
  • Ok but that doesn't line up with how she got infected when bitten. If the version you says she has was what she got infected by that doesn't add up if the person who infected her had the zombie version. From what you said a person can't have both versions.

    Cris LouiseCris Louise13 päeva tagasi
  • Is she immune? Maypat: well yes but actually no

    Sister Slow EaterSister Slow Eater13 päeva tagasi
  • so you're telling me matpat can solve this mystery but NOT the doctors and scientists that have studied for years in a specialized medical field...matpat really do b the last hope for humanity

    solairesolaire13 päeva tagasi
  • So when she got bit by that clicker and was completely fine she’s not immune?

    KobeKobe13 päeva tagasi
  • Ellie's immune. Now Abby is too cause Ellie bit her

    Ol' BabybeardOl' Babybeard13 päeva tagasi
  • Hmmmm in the intro it said 7/23 wonder what it means

    GachaWolfMoonGachaWolfMoon13 päeva tagasi
  • Don’t anyone know she got bite at the end of the game and we can see it

    Bro Calm downBro Calm down14 päeva tagasi
  • Could she be immune to HIV?

    tangbeintangbein14 päeva tagasi
  • I actually could buy it but I bought batman Markham knight

    dark souldark soul14 päeva tagasi
  • you looked into this waaayy too much, the thing is that she is immune......dont know what to tell you

    IkenakIkenak14 päeva tagasi
  • does he realize that if that the specific strain of fungi is protecting her than the scientists would need to extract that strain to reproduce it? so that means the scientist could have saved the world with a vaccine (besides the fact the vaccine would cause poor immunity to sickness) anyway nice episode

    fatty mc chicken KFC boifatty mc chicken KFC boi14 päeva tagasi
  • mat: she's not immune also mat 12 minutes later: she's an anti fungal machine

    DWAYNE yuDWAYNE yu15 päeva tagasi
  • I used the cordyceps to destroy the cordyceps

    ShcnekShcnek15 päeva tagasi
    • Let her go grimmus

      MG3MG312 päeva tagasi
  • walking through this, she was infected by the good fungus before she got bit?

    ItotheCtotheEItotheCtotheE15 päeva tagasi
  • From what I’ve picked up is that she is immune to dangerous fungi but she also has. AIDS lol

    Ryan GibsonRyan Gibson15 päeva tagasi
  • So i have a questions then. Matpat. You said that the reason why Ellie is "immune" because she has a different strain. Then shouldnt the person who bit her also be "immune"? How would the strain of Cordyceps change between being bitten from one person to being immune from being bit. It should also be said the girl that Ellie was with was supposedly bitten by the same infected person. Shouldnt she be "immune" also? It is a solid theory and it works. There are just a couple big holes in it that dont make sense. Please read this MatPat and I urge you to think on it.

    xavier huntingsxavier huntings15 päeva tagasi
  • Oh god I hate this game. I just kills Ellie’s character, literally kills Joel, all the characters are dumb, and then says EVERYONES THE BAD GUY NO ONE IS GOOD HATE THEM AAAAAAAAAAALLL

    ShatterstarShatterstar15 päeva tagasi
  • I played the last of us part one I just don't know the last of us part one bc I was not alive yet I wached it on a video but I played with my brother and dad and sister for the last of us part two

    Wynry FettersWynry Fetters15 päeva tagasi
  • So, could Ellie spread her type of Cordyceps to the people _she_ bites? Would that be the "vaccine"?

    Elena FlamesElena Flames15 päeva tagasi
  • Hmmmm, yes. She’s not immune because she is immune.

    Josh RubensteinJosh Rubenstein15 päeva tagasi
  • Lev is imiune as well

    Mexter SpiteriMexter Spiteri15 päeva tagasi
  • Nerd!!!!

    Aryan ViegasAryan Viegas16 päeva tagasi
  • To simplify: the doctors could have used cyclosporine to cure the zombie cordyceps in the first place.

    Cloudy SanCloudy San16 päeva tagasi
  • This guy you should get out more often like it's a video game. Just try and make friends next year to avoid wasting people's time

    noel josephnoel joseph16 päeva tagasi
  • Matt Ellie has a scar of a bite that means that it can’t be another stran of the fungus because she was bit a a infected

    neftali ramosneftali ramos17 päeva tagasi
  • You cant save the whole world with that vaccsine

    Andrea GehlAndrea Gehl17 päeva tagasi
  • Ellie is. Immune because she has the same She has the same infection I see other people So that makes her immune because she has the same infection so are you just playing dumb or being stupid

    Anna YocomAnna Yocom18 päeva tagasi
    • So she is immune

      Anna YocomAnna Yocom18 päeva tagasi
    • She has the same infection as the other people

      Anna YocomAnna Yocom18 päeva tagasi
  • So Ellie basically has the Last of Us version of Pokerus.

    The FrickThe Frick19 päeva tagasi
  • Hey but wait. Wasn’t Ellie bitten by a clicker tied to a tree around the end of part 2? Dude your whole video was meaningless

    Shreyash PandeyShreyash Pandey19 päeva tagasi
  • The comments are ridiculous. MatPat: She's not actually immune because her immune system isn't doing anything to protect her. It's just a form of mutualistic mutation with a different strain of Cordyceps, that also acts as an anti fungal agent for other types of fungus and other types of cordyceps. Mouth Breathers: *BuT ShE Do bE ImMuNe dOe!*

    Jesse CookJesse Cook19 päeva tagasi
    • @Random User People will dismiss entire arguments just because they hear the world Immune.

      Jesse CookJesse Cook13 päeva tagasi
    • God so true. Reading through the comments is really frustrating.

      Random UserRandom User13 päeva tagasi
  • Your theory is as bad as tlof2 storyline...😅 It doesn't make sense at all, dude.

    Leon PessanhaLeon Pessanha20 päeva tagasi
  • I thought she was bitten by a cordyceps zombie and marlene from a flashback.

    Jericho CabucosJericho Cabucos20 päeva tagasi
  • Technically she’s not 100% immune because if the virus were to mutate to where two hosts could take over, she would be able to become infected. And yes she is basically immune but the cordycep that mutated inside of her is what is making her immune. So again one small adaptation and she is fucked, but they would still be able to make a cure out of the previous cordycep.

    Lifesource SubliminalsLifesource Subliminals20 päeva tagasi
  • What i was trying to say is that Ellie is immune we all know that 😂😂😂 I'm joking of course. I haven't even watched it 🤯

    Wilku 1997Wilku 199720 päeva tagasi
  • In other words they're all idiots and the cure is right under their noses and Ellie just happened to get bit by a zombie with the cure in other words all they have to do is find the strain of fungi that Ellie's infected with and if they can do that then they can simply cure the virus or fungal infection or whatever it's called

    DarkBlade51224DarkBlade5122420 päeva tagasi
  • "get out of my lawn!" *screams in monster house*

    jennyisbaejennyisbae20 päeva tagasi
  • I was thinking about that, do Ellie can turn into a zombie lately than all of people were. Bacacuse i think that she didn't turned now, doesn't mean that she can't turn into walker. I hope, it wouldn't come but just try to think about it. She may can think, "i'm immune" but what if she is going to turn after more bites? I think Ellie was thinking about it but creators never let us know about it.

    froggielndfroggielnd20 päeva tagasi
  • How Elie's supposed to be infected by the "Right" strain of cordyceps while she've been bitten by a real zombie who seemed to be infected by the "worst" strain of fungi ? Is the Zombie who attacked Elies (Left behind DLC) is like a concentrate of different strain of fungi and for one unknown reasons Elie have had the luck to have the "right" strain ? What a luck !

    archange azaelarchange azael20 päeva tagasi
  • It's just as unlikely because you still don't see anyone else with her condition. If your theory is grounded in her simply being infected by a different strain than logically much more people would also be exposed. Sad when the first thing pops in my head completely debunks the video

    jooka2010jooka201021 päev tagasi
  • Lol

    F0XY TH3 P1RAT3F0XY TH3 P1RAT321 päev tagasi
  • Ellie: “gets bit and doesn’t turn into a zombie and can breathe in spores.” You: “Ellie isn’t Immune!” Me: “she’s immune-“

    F0XY TH3 P1RAT3F0XY TH3 P1RAT321 päev tagasi
  • Ok it all ales Sense but she was bitten by a infected so why didn’t she get infected then, and how would she have gotten this ‘different’ infection

    Bailey MoonBailey Moon21 päev tagasi
  • This theory might give an idea for the creators to make a third part After this i would play it

    Dragon ScaleDragon Scale22 päeva tagasi
  • Mat pat I hate you now

    Vaida BusieneVaida Busiene22 päeva tagasi
  • I always wondered why it is game over when she gets bitten if she is immune.

    David HolczerDavid Holczer22 päeva tagasi
  • Cmon, now we r walkin with masks, corona tiiimmmee

    Siddo ki Bak BakSiddo ki Bak Bak22 päeva tagasi
  • if that's true then wouldn't cyclosporin be the cure to the zombie apocalypse?

    ??????22 päeva tagasi
  • Way to spoil The Last of Us Part 3's story Matt u.u

    Koala_360Koala_36022 päeva tagasi
  • No Ellie is immune

    Aljosa PavelaAljosa Pavela22 päeva tagasi
  • I hope you save us from a zombie apocalypse one day😂

    kajol singhkajol singh22 päeva tagasi
  • unrelated but this game is just further proof that sequels can never catch up to the original's level.

    marshmallowsmarshmallows22 päeva tagasi
  • So basically what you're saying is that Ellie is infected with possessive yandere fungus. Sounds about right.

    cognitiveTrifurcationcognitiveTrifurcation23 päeva tagasi
  • Does not explain why doctors didn’t try fighting the fungal infection with cyclosporine in the first place. Which they would have. First.

    ScottScott23 päeva tagasi
  • This is amazing 🤩

    Sunny CisnerosSunny Cisneros23 päeva tagasi
  • Bulls**t

    Ahmed AlhassyAhmed Alhassy23 päeva tagasi
  • Ellie: my life would of (woah woah woab skip that word, skip that word) matered

    AKdalton 47AKdalton 4724 päeva tagasi
  • Future comment here We should be like Ellie but for Corona LoL😂😂😂

    AnOmaLy GaMingAnOmaLy GaMing24 päeva tagasi
  • so we not finna talk ab the 2nd time ellie got bit by a different zombie?

    DschoolzDschoolz25 päeva tagasi
  • So she's a carrier

    Alex PricefieldAlex Pricefield25 päeva tagasi