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. Psychopomp


      2. Hussain Yooh

        @Bhavesh BK same lol

      3. Jk Jp

        @Caleb Murray lmfao

      4. Lightning Gaming

        If I was matpats father I would be proud

      5. Lightning Gaming

        I wanna know why and hi ow steve came to be?

    2. Evangeline Gonzales

      I have an Ankh Necklace attachment

    3. Legiunea Memarilor

      Fun fact: the second symbol from the intro is actually satanic

    4. Filip Dujkovic

      My expansion to Benjamin b's theory from the comment section. My theory is that the ancient builders had made the Totems Of Undying and used them in battle. When they saw that there's less and less of them and the wither was taking their buildings down, they decided to create something which could fight back. They recreated their own bodies through technology, and implanted it with a Totem Of Undying instead of a heart, which is why we never see Steve bleed. he picks up *green or yellow* (same color as the explosion of the totem of undying) experience orbs, maybe as a substitute for blood. The enchanting table requires a sacrifice, a blood sacrifice, Steve having no blood decided to try and give up his Experience, and it worked. They also implanted something in its brain. A Sentience Control switch. The final Builder, Notch, decided to activate the player, and try to bring back his race. Which is why we don't remember anything prior. The builders tried to create an army, but all except Steve and a female creation Alex failed. They stored their totems and blueprints in a chest, which the Illigers discovered years later, and tried to recreate it.

    5. Justin Yu

      It is also possible that creepers are scared of cats because like you said sand, gunpowder and string have the same frequency and cays love to play with string (creepers have gunpowder in them) P.S The way cats play with string is kinda aggressive

    6. LightblueStar27

      idk why i thought the cats dropped string because it was like their hair or something

    7. meme

      bruh, you are thinking too much, this is just the best game in the world, not a forgotten world

    8. Mouse Pat

      No one gonna talk about the creeper faces carved into the sandstone at the temples?

    9. KRIZCOP

      I thought the string was like, linen to mummify the corpses with but ok.

    10. Nakul Chauhan

      A fun fact for you, in Hindi 'Ankh' means 'eye'

    11. Biology and Science Reviews

      Why didn't you tell them to write them all down?

    12. Biology and Science Reviews

      17:05: It's funny to hear MatPat saying his own name. I don't know WHY it's funny; it just is

    13. Genesis25

      But why is the creeper hostile to the player if it was made by "ancient civilization"?

    14. Biology and Science Reviews

      0:29 When it WHAT

    15. The Gamer Nerd

      How would they make the tnt to put inside the creeper if they need gunpowder which is only dropped by creepers?

    16. UraniumPuppy 4000

      1:30 ah, yes. my favorite drink. knowledge.

    17. hiyofoid23

      literally a desert temple behind the desert temple 3:53 (idk how to do that link thing)

      1. hiyofoid23


    18. the sparkle girl

      fyi, notch acally tweeted that creepers are made of leaves.

    19. Random guy

      it even could be, then the pillagers ARE the ancient builders

    20. Pancake the dog

      Fun fact: Creepers are actually a mistake, they were accidentally made when a coding mistake was made for making pigs.

    21. gamila youssef

      im learning more about my home country or state

    22. RedHacker

      Why dont you make a Friday Night Funkin' episode

    23. Corpzia Cat

      The string could just represent the wrapping around the mummies

    24. IcyEnderKing

      I just want to add: The reason there are so many Creepers is that TNT is made out of Gunpower and sand Where is the best place to find boatloads of sand? Deserts. Could be something there but I just thought it was neat

    25. Lickow3

      Creepers probably know that they are expoading so they dont want to get near the cat and i think because tnt is connected to their hearts they are exploading when they get a excited like they propably never seen a man after people disapierd in end so they are excited to see a man and they are excited to see a cat cuz they like them so that could posibly mean that totem of undying in contact with people makes crepers or some kind of it because they are acting same as aciant people

    26. Malak Ahmed

      wait when u showed us the picture of a inside of a creeper it had a heart it had a skeleton so its a living thing no way the builders where that smart

    27. LordPorkston LeaderofBaconNation

      "and here we have the ankh representing life" Me thinking it was a yugioh reference

    28. Hi People

      My Ela teacher had us watch one of your videos in class today and to say I was super happy is an understatement.

    29. RosyKitteh

      Cats drop string? Since when?! Didn't think that Game Theory would be teaching a self-proclaimed Minecraft pro like me new things about Minecraft

    30. Phoenix Cervantes

      HISStory is happening -MatPat

    31. JJ Chaos

      So, the Illagers are the Hermeticists to the Builder's ancient Egyptian mystics?

    32. Matthew Scott

      What time is it? Time for you to get a game theory watch! *I fixed your mercy plug*

    33. Melina The Cat

      A Creeper Looks Like a cactus. It can "hide" in a desert

    34. Anonymous Art

      I have a wacky theory about there being multiple clans of builders. I look at it this way: The builders made Creepers. Why are they attacking Steve, a possible descendant of the creators? Here’s what I came up with: Two clans were in bad terms. One clan made the Creepers to be used as soldiers to fight for the desert clan.

    35. KelvinOfTheShen

      Bruh, TnT is literally made from sand and gunpowder. That's enough evidence for me.

    36. Peace & War

      OH! This also explains why iron golems don't attack creepers

    37. Talia09


    38. Elex Gochnour

      also cats protect you from phantoms would that correspond some how with them actually in minecraft protecting the ancient civilization and why they would worship them?

    39. Tin Nguyen

      Creepers may just have alurophobia Fear of cats and forgive me if I spelled it wrong

    40. SuperSpartan579

      I was really hoping you would cover the skull found in deserts and swamps that looked like creepers in this, but it’s still a great video

    41. Sebastian Fortuna

      I was playing plants VS zombies while watching this and then I see a zombie from PVZ

    42. DevNandan Nair

      2:35, oh now I know why his wife was there

    43. The Grand Crosser

      Matpat: Trying to give lore to totems of undying. 2b2t: Duping totems to give them an edge in combat using ancient crystals as bombs to allow them to blow eachother up.

    44. MrSourBean

      My theory: Bed=Endless life This applies in real life too :)

    45. InvalidMember

      Mat, u good?

    46. Jswelly

      wasn't the creeper a bug that Mojang decided not to fix? or maybe they kept it in for the lore?

    47. EvokerKing79

      "A GAME THEORY" -quote from a person who has the mind of a genius

    48. Delaney McCabe

      Me who already ordered almost everything in the store :)

    49. Liza Sibi

      Dude when is the lore found dude its to loong

    50. Euan Kim

      Who edited in the warden

    51. Euan Kim

      Aw man

    52. Gamer X 2,000,000

      How many of those people in the intro were stock images XD lmao!

    53. Skeleton Sketches

      It might be a coincidence, but the shape of the Totem Of the Undying mimics the shape of the Ahnk! Interesting thing that I noticed :]

    54. Wren Studio

      Oh ohh no Not this summer this summer you’re going to be really important slowly going insane because of how much amazing stuff is in it but you just can’t get it you just can’t use it you just can’t do anything you must sit there you must wait and he must’ve slowly from saying waiting for it to come out well that’s just me I want the update to come out but it never will

    55. Murder Pants 2.0

      Creepers are distant cousins of either the pig or cactus

    56. JanAK

      Also on the topic of the ancient Egyptians the string very well could be like bandages on mummies, since Minecraft doesn’t have bandages, they take wool and turn it to string to help mummify the bodies. Just a mini theory 🙃

    57. john

      The creeper may get it’s energy from the sun as it’s green color could absorb solar rays and power it.

    58. Thunder Go


    59. bUgz.l1fe

      another thing that i’ve noticed is that dessert temples have four chests. Egyptian‘s were known for storing organs in four separate containers after death.

    60. d0wn gr0und

      The funny thing is that i actually went to that temple

    61. angelo musitano

      The string could have just come from cobwebs formed over time.

    62. RYZA'S PLACE

      Ever notice that both the robot fish and the Shulker in Minecraft have monobrows kinda like the villagers

    63. Kamil Jastrzębski

      3:32 mineshaft spawns always under the village strongholds made endermans, desertt tempels spawns near village.

    64. LukZrO

      Matpat as a teacher would be great

    65. Junaid Gul

      Fun fact : the word 'ankh' means eye in hindi

    66. ClayXros

      I think I'll stick to the Pete Moss Creeper theory, specifically because the temples could simply be honoring the naturally occuring presence of Creepers and how they galvanized resource collection for them. The Chiseled blocks don't only house man-made carvings, after all. They house Skeletons in the case of Chiseled Netherbrick, something that is common in the Nether and a result of the souls persisting there, and the Chiseled Deep Slate which seems to show a Builder. The others of course are artificial creations such as the Warden and Whither Boss, however keeping those in living memory through decoration would be important to them, either to remind and warn others they exist or to honor them. Creepers providing TNT and an easier method of mining out the earth being honored in the same way humans honor animas who they've come to rely on feels much stronger than a joke entry in a decently written Mobestiary.

      1. ClayXros

        In anticipated response to the cat portion of the video, I've got a simple response. The Creepers are biologically programmed to avoid cats because they kill other animals, giving more corpses for Creeper spores to grow from. So they steer clear when a cat is around. Kind of a biological peace treaty that does sometimes exist in nature.

    67. Ashta ColaYT

      They worship the creepers

    68. Lightning Gaming

      Wheres the ancient art of cats; How much did people worship

    69. Lightning Gaming

      I wonder where Steve came from?

    70. Alujis

      12:23 anyone reminded of DanTDM's hardcore world? he was so careful about his cats and shot multiple of them with arrows during raids on accident. RIP Skinny, and the hardcore world

    71. Mr. Man


    72. tutacat

      Looks like tnt creeper is an homage to mumbojumbo inside a creeper

    73. EdgeZXY

      Time to keep working my Minecraft world. Can't wait to turn it into a realm for others to help explore

    74. M4GNUS Productions

      You’re so good at explaining and convincing. You could tell me that the player is a descendant of the ended dragon and I would believe you.

    75. AuTheWolf

      Creepes can resemble cactuses to people who don't know what creepers are


      matpat: gaming's most iconic charecter :the creeper mario , lugi , minecraft steve and alex , donkey kong , FNaF , amoung us , pac-man and the ghosts : are we a joke to u?

      1. Bishop of the Church of Tea


    77. Leemon Cordova

      what happens if mojang update the dessert and you prove it is lush greens too

    78. Kristian Ager

      Cant wait to find out there was never Lore and they just went along with it

    79. Isaac Nunya Biz

      Wait mat pat if the illagers were (theoretically) descendants of this ancient minecraft egyptian race, and the illagers are villagers that were outcasts, then does that mean that villagers are all together descendants of the ancient race of builders or the egyptian? (Im confused, also by my own question)

    80. Damian1png

      7:15, in minecraft dungeons there's a reference of the creeper anatomy but instead having a full tnt block it haves a red block that don't have that paper

    81. lets talk dragons

      Maybe the Illagers know the origin of the creeper and how they were created, and now the Illagers are trying to do the same thing but with steve. Although they are falling and making zombies. Maybe the Illagers respect the ancient builders that created the creeper so much that they also have a respect for cats. Explaining the cat staues. Maybe they also pay their respects to the ancient builders that made the creeper in emeralds. That would explain why they can drop an emerald. Maybe they take emeralds from the villagers that kicked them out in the first place. They could collect them by raids on villages and by vexes. Maybe that's why the vexes can go through walls. Idk it's just a theory, my theory!

    82. JusDibz •

      Hope I’m thirsty? Ohhh a lot of us are thirsty for anything Ramadan

    83. Blok Vader

      Bro he ain't gonna mention that the cat statues in the woodland mansions are literally in the same poses as Sphinx statues, yk the Egyptian lion/woman things

    84. life and deppresion

      What do the end credits mean by you think this is just a game in the end credits, what do the end credits mean in the end? Who made the end credits? Is it lore or is it just there to mess us up

    85. Orstanzo Josiamie

      I noticed that totems look like villagers

    86. behzad Tuodarbari

      Uh mat how about that temple in the jungle biom?

    87. PebbleLiege

      creeper are experimented pigs for explotiom mining

    88. Big Boi

      Just realized the totem of undying looks like the ankh

    89. Maggie Izaya

      The Totem of Undying has almost the same general shape as an ank...

    90. Mike Fountaine

      Bro, eyes are tired? GAME THEORY blue-light filter glasses?!?!?!?! What viewer wouldn't LOVE THAT?!

    91. Jayneal Jimenez

      RIP Professor MatPat

    92. Wyatt Witwicki

      Imagine that there might be someone who collects these

    93. William Zheng

      the totem of undying is literally in the vague shape of an egyptian ankh.

    94. The Beast

      I always dance like no-one is watching. It's how I maintain my calorie deficit! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that does that LOL

    95. Alexander Velazquez

      Theory: in one of the new minor updates, they didn’t include the part where it said herobrine isn’t included. What if the evokers try making steve, and accidentally make herobrine, bringing herobrine to the game

    96. Vaughninja

      Actually there isn’t gonna be archaeology

    97. Ezekiel Gragera

      When you hear a hissing sound Matpat: its just the sound of my torch

    98. Annoyed_leaf

      Ima creeper Minecraft grim reaper

    99. E

      MatPat: The Ankh DC fans: Dr Fate is real :O

    100. plastic bag

      Bruh they ankh was a sign of rebirth just say that don’t use the word continuity

      1. plastic bag

        And also I recognize that image they weren’t responsible for “killing venoms snakes” thats bast fighting apophis the serpent of chaos during raw nightly ride through the underworld it’s a cat fighting for order against chaos that’s what that represents, not cats kill snakes