Game Theory: The Forgotten History of Minecraft Villagers

26 sept 2020
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It's time for another installment of our in depth look at the lore of Minecraft. I've done episodes on the Endermen, the Evokers, the undersea cities, etc.. So many episodes that you have to wonder what else there is I could possibly talk about. Well, Loyal Theorists, wonder no more! Today we are figuring out why the Minecraft Villagers no longer build, how that relates to the Iron Golems, and what it means about the Minecraft world at large. Get your pickaxe and get ready to do some digging!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick
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  • Villager talking nonsense kinda sus

    DaniDani2 місяці tagasi
    • Hehe

      Mike PaezMike Paez27 päeva tagasi
    • dani: watches game theory: Me: A, that's kinda sum, B, HE'S LEARNING

      Voidshard43 yeetladVoidshard43 yeetladМісяць tagasi
    • Hmm...

      The NoobThe NoobМісяць tagasi
    • Oh my god its the milkmen's leader

      Paul BambaPaul BambaМісяць tagasi
    • Oh its you hi!

      Thommyboi 3177Thommyboi 3177Місяць tagasi
  • How did the villagers survive the wither then?

    luke carterluke carter2 tundi tagasi
  • I like how the ancient builders are shown as dark energetic god-like beings as a black ominous blocky form

  • Actually I had five beds and 5 villagers and a iron golem appeared

    WrathingLock✔️WrathingLock✔️5 tundi tagasi

    YngrrYngrr7 tundi tagasi

    rafa wiboworafa wibowo9 tundi tagasi
  • Bro, there's a way that an iron golem is loyal to us(player). If we create an iron golem and if we stand in front of him and he see's us first, then if we even hit the villagers in won't attack us

    Dhwanit SharmaDhwanit Sharma13 tundi tagasi
  • do the ep make light but not on other objects.?

    Vee voltige splatVee voltige splat19 tundi tagasi
  • Probably late to the party here: 'Villagers don't have arms' and 'considering how to have villagers defend themselves' probably means 'we did not know how to have these models attack things because the models do not have separate arms that can be used in a normal attack animation'. Not a refutation of the theory, just a point about communications.

    Villain UsVillain UsPäev tagasi
  • Ooh!!! No wonder the builders in your theory Matpat The continuing Builders become Endermans and i was like how!!?? But Enderman carry Blocks

    Nat 3000Nat 3000Päev tagasi
  • Due to the fact that there is no wither in the overworld anymore, I think that the villagers managed to kill the wither and then the zombie virus(mentioned in future video) made some of the villagers leave out of fear, and those content with their houses and lives in the overworld, can't manage to leave their lives and manage to develop immunities to the virus, while the end villagers adaptation causes them to become square when, in some story, not all but a group of slightly end adapted villagers, aka players, escape the end and manage to populate the overworld with some players, and when they come in contact with the virus again, many of them die, making the zombies, and some have an immunity of some sort, making the player, and all the while, villagers continue to adapt in the end, becoming the endermen

    SaulthemanSaulthemanPäev tagasi
  • wait a second, matpat. i heard u died. How da hecc r u still recording videos

    Bob ZillaBob ZillaPäev tagasi
  • creepers werent actually supposed to be in the game they were just an accident and then creeper go hissss.....BOOM

    FairmanFairman2 päeva tagasi
  • Okay, but you asked the question of where they came from and never actually answered it. I mean, we know how they came into being, but that's not the same question. Atm, we don't see Iron Golems anywhere except in big Villages. If they were built before that Village even existed, then where were they between the moment of being built and appearing in the Village?

    TMSTMS2 päeva tagasi
  • What if Minecraft story mode was a prequel because that they were ancient builders 🤔

    CJ GamerCJ Gamer2 päeva tagasi
  • I'm gonna do my theory what if the illagers build the wither to get revenge and the villagers was trying to build iron golems but the wither was to strong so the wither destroyed the villages and over time the villagers forgot to to make iron golems

    Oliver FernandoOliver Fernando2 päeva tagasi
  • I'm more curious about one last thing about the ocean temples. If these were due to flooding and built to be on land originally, why, or when were the guardians created? I mean these were the security system so wouldn't it make sense for the people to make the security when they finished the building? If so why do the guardians flop around, shouldn't they have been bipedal or something like the iron golems? or where these made after the flooding? Then why did the people continue to worship the gods even after the temples were under the ocean?

    Critter ArmyCritter Army2 päeva tagasi
  • how does the cargo cult in the illager video tie in to this?

    Nesibe SurmenNesibe Surmen2 päeva tagasi
  • Ay I have good question *or its not good I dunno* if villagers can't hold anything then why can they trade. Trading is like giving and getting

    Paolo MerlosPaolo Merlos2 päeva tagasi
    • I need answers

      Paolo MerlosPaolo Merlos2 päeva tagasi
  • “Although that would be a good theory as to why they aren’t able to build things” “No Matpat that’s a bad theory!” My two personalities fighting lmao

    Hope KelleyHope Kelley3 päeva tagasi
  • i gotta watch castle in the sky now. good plot, minecraft has inspiration, and its anime.

    AA_Certified_WeirdoAA_Certified_Weirdo3 päeva tagasi
  • Villagers are giving players tools and knowledge (enchanted books and maps) for hope to be defended by any new threat who may stumble accros them, as they don't know how to do so themselves

    often 1251often 12513 päeva tagasi
  • But I like your theory better

    gamerbrolol gamerbrolol852gamerbrolol gamerbrolol8523 päeva tagasi
  • I believe minecraft is Steve's worst nightmare being the last human

    gamerbrolol gamerbrolol852gamerbrolol gamerbrolol8523 päeva tagasi
  • also game theory is not ruining our childhood

    Jaywenc ReaganJaywenc Reagan3 päeva tagasi
  • wither sclitions

    Rohan TamrakarRohan Tamrakar3 päeva tagasi
  • So why don't iron golems attack creepers?

    QuantumAltQuantumAlt3 päeva tagasi
  • I know casel in the sky and before I watch thise video i know it before you made thise video

    David SailoDavid Sailo3 päeva tagasi
  • roses are red violes are blue my gun is pointed at you

    ace nuonace nuon3 päeva tagasi
  • Funnily enough, there was once an unused model of Steve with Villager attributes, such as the wider body and (presumably) the nose, which makes this potentially more likely.

    WumpusWumpus3 päeva tagasi
  • 11:02 this will explain the abandoned villages.

    Lynx the gamerLynx the gamer3 päeva tagasi
  • This makes me totally regret all the villages i destroyed

    Fernando the Boomer KnarmdFernando the Boomer Knarmd4 päeva tagasi
  • When the builders give life to the iron golems Me: the builders are dr Frankenstein Also me: it’s alive it’s alive 🤣👁👄👁

    Elizabeth WingroveElizabeth Wingrove4 päeva tagasi
  • Here's a big theory: You know how the illager race was just banished villagers? Well in their story the iron golems were actually programmed to attack those banished villagers, they illagers wanted to makeup with the villagers to have peace, but the golems attacked them, and the illagers knew they had to do something. So instead of making strong golems out of bricks or wood, they kept their fighting weapons. Witches are actually ancient swamp villagers that learnt to use potions , and were the first to learn brewing. The illagers had used their builder ancestory and made the woodland mansions, the main base of illagers, the outposts are the scout towers, as pillager squads are to be used in scout reportings, and the reason why they attack you is because they found that you were not a banished villager, but rather their protector.

    Eleanor GarrettEleanor Garrett4 päeva tagasi
  • Me who live next to village and has 2 iron golem grinder IM HERO

    Gifted vicious BeeGifted vicious Bee4 päeva tagasi
  • thats why there is the master builders in minecraft storymode

    life sparks tdlife sparks td4 päeva tagasi
  • I guess snowmen were like the builders practise to create life.

    ReuboidReuboid4 päeva tagasi
  • 4:56 this is gonna haunt me in my dreams

    Rishish JainRishish Jain4 päeva tagasi
  • We could be a desendent because Steve has the knowledge of making one himself with Iron and pumpkins 😮

    Nights QuillNights Quill4 päeva tagasi
  • what happens when they run out of golems lol

    Crispy Chicken NuggetCrispy Chicken Nugget4 päeva tagasi
  • they do have arms and hands that work since they have villages and pillagers and illagers as you can see they seperate them

    Jamie WainwrightJamie Wainwright4 päeva tagasi
  • In real life there are the bush men who are primitive and there are us people who are civilized and if our civilization somehow dies the bush men would survive

    Corona_PhoenixCorona_Phoenix4 päeva tagasi
  • Hey I noticed something when MatPat said " When Jeb said that the villigaers built the golems but forgot" they probalaly woulde prebuilt houses For them also When When did we get so nice to do so when they do have a coupl new bois and girls???? hurrrrrm

    thegodlygamer34thegodlygamer344 päeva tagasi
  • This makes me feel bad about burning villages and exploding them

    AndyBot88AndyBot884 päeva tagasi
  • I love how minecraft is now PG-13

    Poseidon FanPoseidon Fan4 päeva tagasi
  • 0:00 I don't get it

    Poseidon FanPoseidon Fan4 päeva tagasi
  • You know game designers never intended these messages unless it was something like FNAF.

    Mr HelitosisMr Helitosis4 päeva tagasi
  • OR iron golems are STANDOS

    Thunderclap YTThunderclap YT4 päeva tagasi
  • More evidence that the Illagers, Evokers, and Indicators are outcasts. They attack Steve because he is a decendant from the villagers, who kicked them out of the villagess.

    TheGame LordTheGame Lord4 päeva tagasi
    • Because Steve is a decendant of the Ancient builders, and some of the builders became Vilagers

      TheGame LordTheGame Lord4 päeva tagasi
  • Maybe in the first place they didn’t forget but forbid to craft anything as a result of conflict between crafters and villagers. Or somehow they’ve heard about witcher. It can also explain why they are covering their arms.

    Fortem TriangulusFortem Triangulus5 päeva tagasi
  • villager arm sausage

    tweckbuntweckbun5 päeva tagasi
  • But why does the golem attack the endermen?

    新入Noob新入Noob5 päeva tagasi
  • I think the fillagers need to build again just like you the builders build a legion of iron golems what if they al died out

    EDI SUNAWANEDI SUNAWAN5 päeva tagasi
  • Mojang released a official version of villager news for the village and pillage update. *That makes their voices canon*

    NalonNalon5 päeva tagasi
  • If ender men are these master builders that built the golems, why do golems attack ENDER MEN?

    Panagiotis PetrolekasPanagiotis Petrolekas5 päeva tagasi
  • So why does iron golems attack enderman even tho endermans are evolved forms of these so called “builders”

    Kai BlacknardKai Blacknard5 päeva tagasi
    • I think that the builders went insane after turning into endermen and now present a threat to others and look nothing like they did before. Steve looks like one but the golem doesnt know if he presents any threat, but if u hit someone they kill u, the golem doesnt attack u because u look like a builder, the ancient builders r endermen and insane

      Soundblood 01Soundblood 013 päeva tagasi
  • I cant believe matpat hasnt done a little nightmares theory yet

    Girl dipsGirl dips5 päeva tagasi
  • But that’s just a fact. A GAME FACT! Yeah I think I prefer theory

    Caleb HitchcockCaleb Hitchcock5 päeva tagasi
  • Here’s my theory/Story: *The Forgotten society met the villagers as they had no homes because they didn’t know as much as the builders, so the builders built them houses and then built the Iron golems, who were giving one task: Protect the villagers, and this leads to the same Wither theory, they thought since they gave life to a single protective golem, they thought they could give life to the dead, which unlocked a monster, the wither... and their only way was to run to the End, as the golems forget about the builders who made them through the generations, you come in, and either when you hit them or hit a villager, they attack you, as they forgot the builders and they don’t know that your actually the descendant of those builders...* This is Just a theory/Story so yeah-

    Mimito YakushiMimito Yakushi5 päeva tagasi
  • i know herobrine is just a myth that the developers of minecraft threw into their update logs as a joke, but what if herobrine is the only remaining master builders, and he remains due to him going last in the end portal. the amount of people in the end was so much, the portal had taken him someplace else, and destroyed the eyes in the portal, which explains why its not already complete. he appears in peoples minecraft worlds because his physical body is looking for a place to stay dormant, he never goes into multiplayer worlds because they're too populated and he knows it would only mess him up even more, so he goes into single player worlds for a place to stay. the reason he is hostile towards the players is because he wants to eradicate them in order for his body to finally accept the living environment. but, each player themselves are a descendant of a master builder, so he never can accomplish his goal, he always fails because he has no tools, only the strength he has and the ability to travel between worlds. But hey

    RipLokxRipLokx5 päeva tagasi
  • What about creative you get everything in creative? What’s the minth by that hmmmmm

    Allison ThompsonAllison Thompson5 päeva tagasi
  • did he forgot that villagers have crafting tables in their houses and some trade armor and weapons....Im pretty sure they didn't forget about crafting and bulding

    SpookySheepSpookySheep5 päeva tagasi
  • Ehhh

    J AndersonJ Anderson5 päeva tagasi
  • i think that the villigers arre lazy no wonder the need a i-ern golom they are too lazy to yuse there arms to fight

    Taim MuslehTaim Musleh5 päeva tagasi
  • in that minecraft starting sene the g looks ore like a c

    Taim MuslehTaim Musleh5 päeva tagasi
    • sorry i meant more

      Taim MuslehTaim Musleh5 päeva tagasi
  • Mat. One time I started a minecraft world ,I stayed in a village that seemed to be perfectly normal and lively, I stay there almost all the time unless I need to do something essential. The iron golem walked into the cave in the the middle of the village, I assumed he'd come out eventually but then I saw villagers follow him... I let some weeks pass buy and the pillagers started coming ,I killed them with a few friends and then the population of my village started getting low. I waited for something to happen but soon they all disappeared. The golem disapeared first. It's kinda creepy being all alone now.. it's gives off a lonely vibe to the place. Why did he go in the cave? Was he being called? Was it just an acsedent? Where did the villagers go?

    potato springtrappotato springtrap5 päeva tagasi
  • I can see this anime Villager 1: What is that thing!? WHY IS IT FLYING WITH 3 HEADS Villager 2: CALM DOWN! We’ll be fine, we have the Iron Golem!! Iron Golem: *died* Villager 1 and 2: I-Impossible!! AHHHHHHHHH

    Yoshikage KiraYoshikage Kira5 päeva tagasi
  • "Cube shaped blocks"

    Peter Griffin From Family GuyPeter Griffin From Family Guy5 päeva tagasi
  • Matpat “ villagers don’t have weapons” Me “but they sell swords” Matpat move on Me “I think them not having arms makes more sense”

    Alex CrazyAlex Crazy6 päeva tagasi
  • herobrine is 1 of the 4 buliders why you might ask because 1st hes like steve 2nd he can build 3rd he can destroy 4 hes a god AND like the builders spawned the wither he can also spawn a wither how else would he know 5th enderman and herobrine has the same noise so theres a chance herobrine didnt enter the end but everyone else did thats why herobrine isnt a enderman so my guess is steve AND herobrine are 2 of the many builder

    Xd LuceXd Luce6 päeva tagasi
  • That mobeastary is kinda useful

    WRBGWRBG6 päeva tagasi
  • wait hold up, why do fletchers exist

    RNJ NinjaRNJ Ninja6 päeva tagasi
  • You should talk about the Ghasts and the “Uneasy Alliance” achievement.

    KAY LeKAY Le6 päeva tagasi
  • I think the villger make the golems when there is nobody to distract them as the player might distract them as they will notice you and they don't fight since they are a bit weak but they might have weapons in their chests inside their houses as i have come across this in minecraft and was surprised by the villagers having weapons that they don't use so they make then golems to survive easier and the endermen are never attacked by golems as they probably know the endermen are harmless unless provoked as i have come acrossed this thinking golems were dumb, yet they didn't probably knowing they were human once in a past life so left them alone

    gavin richardsongavin richardson6 päeva tagasi
  • Who else thinks this will become a fnaf aka it’s gonna get a lot of episodes

    nickel1fyh the birdnickel1fyh the bird6 päeva tagasi
  • I don't think that the player and villagers are one in the same I think that the villagers used to defend themselves but remember how the ancient civilization (castle in the sky) had become too reliant on their technology well I think that the villagers had the same thing happen to them

    Chai DennisChai Dennis6 päeva tagasi
  • I think Mojang should allow villagers to weld weapons like bows,axes,swords

    ShampotheSpiderShampotheSpider6 päeva tagasi
  • So ur saying, that "The builders" became super tall and started to teleport...

    DR - 06PN 877487 Morning Star MSDR - 06PN 877487 Morning Star MS7 päeva tagasi
  • The thing about them forgetting Skills is like when you break their work table that gives them their profession then they forget it

    Sun MaySun May7 päeva tagasi
  • 4:42 BAD MATPAT >:C but that does sound like a good theory-

    Jeanna Olmedo LopezJeanna Olmedo Lopez7 päeva tagasi
  • One question where did the wither go? Yes they flee and whatsoever then where did the wither go????

    Ace Warren CuyuganAce Warren Cuyugan7 päeva tagasi
  • I allready thouth its castle in the sky😎

    Nun ThariNun Thari8 päeva tagasi
  • H

    marquis avianmarquis avian8 päeva tagasi
  • matpat theres wood and crafting table in the deep were the wardens live can you make a theory about it? please

    jairus emmanueljairus emmanuel8 päeva tagasi
  • I want to know how the creepers came to be. That good?

    Austin Antinora-AntlAustin Antinora-Antl8 päeva tagasi
  • You should write a book. No seriously. If you want him to write a book, repost this.

    Rita MonteiroRita Monteiro8 päeva tagasi
  • I like to think that it wasn't just the Wither they created. The player, a descendent of this race of "master builders" can defeat the wither on his own. I think that they were able to create it, but they underestimated its power. They sent their legions of iron golems to defeat it. The Wither beat the Iron Golems, and assuming, like the movie, they became reliant on their technology. After their main source of defense was gone, the other mobs attacked. Which is why the zombies look like the player. The Skeletons don't look like what I would imagine a villager's. I support your drowned theory on how they came to be. It is also why the Villager zombies and regular zombies look different. Then they fled to different realms. The Nether and the End. In the End they became Endermen. In the Nether here is what I think happened. The nether supposed to be HECK, it wasn't very suitable for life. They died out, and their skeletons either sank into the ground *soul sand* or became Wither Skeletons. Those who were left tried to bring them back by mixing the skulls of the skeletons, and the ground which they sank into. This backfired, creating the wither which broke through their portals, along with the remains of the wither skeletons, which broke all the portals. Which is where the broken portals come from that have the Nether contents spilled over. The Iron golems wiped out the remains of the Wither Skeletons. The Wither ravaged the lands. This is why a lot of their old monuments either seem abandoned or destroyed in some parts. Some of the grand monuments like Sand Temple seem like they would be near civilization, yet they are just in the middle of the desert. They fled to the strongholds and when the Wither got their to, they went through the portal and over time became endermen. This would also explain why some villages are destroyed and abandoned. The Wither either died out or, who knows, maybe he is still out their, dormant, waiting to be awakened.....

    King Tipper The FirstKing Tipper The First9 päeva tagasi
  • Did you know that golems originated in jewish mythology

    Andrew SimsAndrew Sims9 päeva tagasi
  • MatPat can already be a documentary narrator

    ShadowFlareGamerShadowFlareGamer9 päeva tagasi
  • It can be true that ancient race of builders build it since you can put a lead on a iron golem like a slave as it was an animal ??

    Adil BabyAdil Baby9 päeva tagasi
  • the theory that iron golems are extremely old explains why they’re covered in vines

    CoffeeCoffee9 päeva tagasi
  • Gotta say, thanks for introducing me to studio ghibli films. This was a fun theory

    [REDACTED][REDACTED]9 päeva tagasi
  • if you think about it the villagers are just like the abandoned people at that island. they forgot how to do usefull skills and maybe in the next update abandoned villages will become more and more common?

    ChocLit MilkChocLit Milk10 päeva tagasi
  • (im a (SMART) kid) is everybody over looking the logic if the aincients built a wither wouldent there be a wither in the over world already?

    Charla CartwrightCharla Cartwright10 päeva tagasi
  • If they took like 4 or 5 golems the wither wouldn't have been an issue :/

    NethauraNethaura10 päeva tagasi
  • hey remember your theory on the wither maybe life thing did work but they made the villagers the old crafters responded as the villagers and made villages and used the same power to make golmes

    Rob McGormley IIIRob McGormley III10 päeva tagasi
    • the way how they made they was with odd build power they once had but lose after the golmes

      Rob McGormley IIIRob McGormley III10 päeva tagasi
  • Your channel is my very very old cartoon that I have washed them now replaced with a brand-new car to. My name is Sean

    Sherine TonySherine Tony10 päeva tagasi
  • I was wondering about, why is there those swordsmen then? If they dident fight.

    Jaronamoe’s AnimationsJaronamoe’s Animations11 päeva tagasi
  • You never find a beacon in any of the chests, or a nether star.

    Brandon DayBrandon Day11 päeva tagasi
  • My name is Shi. I’ve been born today! And so was my brother. I got to meet my brother today. Though I miss my mother. I’m so excited to meet everyone. My brother doesn’t feel the same tho. Today I was born. And I’m so excited to meet everyone.

    SHISHI11 päeva tagasi