Game Theory: Solving the Mystery of Human Flight (Immortals Fenyx Rising)

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Theorists, have you ever wanted to fly? Not Superman fly, but soar on a pair of wings like, well, a Phoenix? In the amazing new game Immortals Fenyx Rising, your character gets to do just that. She is a winged warrior out to defeat mythological monsters on her quest to rescue the Gods. Fenyx's wings are VERY similar to those Daedalus made for Icarus in the famous Greek myth. We all know how that turned out. What I want to figure out today is if a human can really fly with a pair of wings and HOW that would need to work to not end up crashing to the earth like Icarus. Let's FLY!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Zach Stewart
Editor: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

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  • This feels like old school game theory and I love it Bummed insect wings weren't mentioned though. Adding a second pair of wings and swapping out feathers for membranes changes up the whole equation, and seeing as dragonflies have had pretty much the same wing design for around 300 million years, it could make for an interesting discussion.

    TierZooTierZoo4 сарын өмнө
    • I mean, I worked when they were the size of a table! It could be an alternative...

      Mya Wong - MRH StudentMya Wong - MRH Student19 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Theodore Theo testing it out right now. Seems to be working.

      Dakari CohenDakari CohenСарын өмнө
    • Dunno if anyone gives a damn but yesterday I hacked my girl friends Instagram account using InstaPortal. Find it on google ;)

      Theodore TheoTheodore TheoСарын өмнө
    • good seeying you around

      ghufran tariqghufran tariq2 сарын өмнө
    • Hello there

      DemonHunter120DemonHunter1203 сарын өмнө
  • How dare you assume fenyx's GENDER THERE IS GENDER SELECTION!!! lmao 🤣 jk great vid as always!

    LayZ StreamerLayZ Streamer4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Im number 6.666 comment

    BirkisBirkis5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hey

    BirkisBirkis5 өдрийн өмнө
  • It's actually "barf-e" as in get, bed or hen; sort of like saying "barr-fair" with a British accent. Two e's don't make the sound of "lay", ther's no "i" in Barfée. So ballet isn't "bal-lay", etc. If doubt just read the wiktionary ipa symbols. I'm not a native French (neither English) speaker but with most French borrowed words in English I usually try to pronounce things the closest to French as possible but with English phonemes (sounds).

    David André Melchor ZavalaDavid André Melchor Zavala5 өдрийн өмнө
  • damn, I want to play this but it's never coming to Steam apparently :c it's always the cool games that are console-locked :/

    vizthexvizthex5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Make book theories

    Asa HillAsa Hill6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Icarus fell due to lack of oxygen

    Rage 2000Rage 20008 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is ti just me . Or when he showed Icarus name I could see karus

    Gosho RoshkovGosho Roshkov9 өдрийн өмнө
  • The thing is about that massive bird is that it probably didn’t flap its wings like a typical small bird with lots of repeating flaps. It most likely flew like a hawk or eagle, mostly glides in wind currents and flaps its wings occasionally to keep its self up. You also didn’t talk about bat wings. Basically like a giant webbed hand with very thin fingers. Using webbed wings instead of feathered wings might make more lift counteracting the weight.

    FliverlyFliverly10 өдрийн өмнө
  • He dares say a Minotaur is a titan?!?!?

    Killer_TurkeyKiller_Turkey12 өдрийн өмнө
  • If u don't require flight wings like seen on angels and demons of Christian "lore?" Are physically possible. There is room and depending on size the human body can support the weight. you could have wings coming out at your shoulder blades.

    yawn tubeyawn tube13 өдрийн өмнө
  • Matpat I love you but the way you’re pronouncing these words especially Daedalus is making me want to not like this video. I will do so anyways cause this video was great and you’re amazing 🤧

    Ocean3404kOcean3404k13 өдрийн өмнө
  • Dear game theorists, Can you do a video on the war in smite(it has been bugging me ever since I read the “lore” on the Morrigan a character in the game)

    ShellShell15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Never expected to come to game theory for completing my english homework My teacher asked us to write about the myth of Icarus in short so instead of going to google Im here

    Shreya SanjayShreya Sanjay15 өдрийн өмнө
  • So basically... *Hummimgbirb.*

    IndoDINO YoutubeIndoDINO Youtube16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Shocked we made it through this whole video without going into how according to all known laws of aviation, a bee should not be able to fly

    Candaru DriemorCandaru Driemor16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Bruh matpat the ancient greeks didn't have the internet or modern science stuff. They thought "hmmm well the sun makes stuff hot... Then going to close to it would get reeeaaallly hot." Give em a break... This ep was heccin cool

    StoopidStoopid17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Matpat does know that in game you can only double jump once and glide right?

    Mya Wong - MRH StudentMya Wong - MRH Student19 өдрийн өмнө
  • okay i think in 5 years of this being real, in the way that is now being explained, who wants to bet?

    Retr0ofRetr0of19 өдрийн өмнө
  • i think those wings and air vents are from genshin impact

    Tristan PerezTristan Perez20 өдрийн өмнө
  • ehen you know the whole story Should i feel old or smart?

    ItzRosyGamingItzRosyGaming20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I now want to make wings... Epic 👌

    •Willow Tree••Willow Tree•20 өдрийн өмнө
  • and he

    Jacob SwiatkowskiJacob Swiatkowski21 өдрийн өмнө
  • say it right

    Jacob SwiatkowskiJacob Swiatkowski21 өдрийн өмнө
  • THat not how you say dadals it

    Jacob SwiatkowskiJacob Swiatkowski21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Erm.....wouldnt they like...not know about **air pressure** back then?

    MajicarpmonMajicarpmon22 өдрийн өмнө
  • People were dumb in the past

    Kawaii_LoverKawaii_Lover22 өдрийн өмнө
  • year 8? dang that mans an og of life

    Hunter EversoleHunter Eversole27 өдрийн өмнө
  • So attacked right now.

    pheonix crewofnightcreaturespheonix crewofnightcreaturesСарын өмнө
  • _sniff_ I always knew my birb had a big heart

    RuiluthRuiluthСарын өмнө
  • The wings feature reminds me of Genshin impact

    Minh HoMinh HoСарын өмнө
  • Yo matpat can u be my history or math teacher 😂

    Iconic FireIconic FireСарын өмнө
  • I love in matt Pats intro Spring trap is sitting on the table

    Fazepotato17Fazepotato17Сарын өмнө
  • God: you are a human. You live on the ground you can not fly. Humans: f*ck it we will build wings! God: WAIT NO THATS NOT HOW YOU PLAY I know this isn't related to the video but meh. I know this isn't related so do not start screaming in the comments: ThIS ISn't RelATeD

    lil jumpyboilil jumpyboiСарын өмнө
  • But ots a kilogram of steel

    Blah blah LooBlah blah LooСарын өмнө
  • #dadbodmatpat

    Spitfire BlazikenSpitfire BlazikenСарын өмнө
  • It was a very nice very nice very very very nice beginning!

    Darren FernandoDarren FernandoСарын өмнө
  • Sad that nobody else got the 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Cameo

    Darren FernandoDarren FernandoСарын өмнө
  • Now I wanna see him do Valstrax from Monster hunter which is basically a dragon that is a living jet and see if it's possible for something like this to even exist. Short answer is NO, but still wanna see Matpat tackle the biology of valstrax.

    Shades kitsuneShades kitsuneСарын өмнө
  • Nice 25th annual Putnam county spelling bee reference 😂

    Emily R-SEmily R-SСарын өмнө
  • Hehe... grounded...

    Katelyn BrzozowskiKatelyn BrzozowskiСарын өмнө
  • Today I learned pheonix is spelled phoenix

    1R1SHMAN041R1SHMAN04Сарын өмнө
  • its splled gg

    Rofl DoffelRofl DoffelСарын өмнө
  • You didn't count the energy needed to pump the small wings.

    Edwin Niel Cañete IEdwin Niel Cañete IСарын өмнө
  • Gonna be honest, the wings in the thumbnail makes the person look like Zerg Kerrigan from StarCraft

    Sean JohniseeSean JohniseeСарын өмнө
  • Matpat Fenyx is actually a girl

    Juggernaut the dark ultimaJuggernaut the dark ultimaСарын өмнө
  • I feel like back in the old days MatPat would have calculated how fast you would need to move the wings back and forth to fly, but I guess those days are behind us.

    JosefJosefСарын өмнө
  • Using her wings like a hummingbird, while possible, wouldn’t be the best solution. Modern gliders are able to increase altitude not by moving the wings, but using the movement of air. Glider pilots learn to use thermals (rising pockets of hot air) and air moving over mountains to increase their altitude. Having the wings be static would not only decrease weight, it would dramatically decrease the energy required to fly.

    Ocean BluOcean BluСарын өмнө
  • Mass effect indoctrination theory part still has not been released yet

    halkeye20halkeye20Сарын өмнө
  • "by doing this 50 to 200 times every second" the hummingbird inspired Fenyx to get an arthritic dislocated shoulder?

    Kevin MortimerKevin MortimerСарын өмнө
  • So... What about Angel from the X-Men? Would he have a giant heart like birds? And what about when he was Archangel with metal wings? Did Apocalypse shrink his heart, mechanize it, or just give him thrusters? And what about other winged characters like Spider-Man's Vulture character? Or, heck, what about Kid Icarus?... You know the games you could have tied into this video? So many missed opportunities for research and study.

    Tom CrowellTom CrowellСарын өмнө
  • Funny you joked about Ovid being bad with facts and not doing research when you mispronounce many of the names... Is that an Easter egg that includes the spelling bee joke at the start of the video? Lol

    Tom CrowellTom CrowellСарын өмнө
  • Who els realised we just watched a video long sponser

    austin’s catsaustin’s catsСарын өмнө
  • Am i the only who think that the image in 6:26 is kinda Turkish?

    Tarik OvskiTarik OvskiСарын өмнө
  • Matpat: (Argues the science of higher altitudes melting Icarus's wings) Me: "You DO realize this story is in the same setting as the guy who kidnapped Death, right?"

    Marcus StevensMarcus StevensСарын өмнө
  • I love how the character I made in game is very Mexican like

    AppleAppleСарын өмнө
  • MatPat upgrading daedalus (Die-dalus) to deadalus (dead-alus)

    Robin De WolfRobin De WolfСарын өмнө
  • Alright anyone down to start working on human flight?

    DefNotXayahDefNotXayahСарын өмнө
  • *_Mr. Sinister has entered the chat_*

    HisMajestyHisMajestyСарын өмнө
  • I guess its mother is gishan impact (if I spelt it rong please let me know)

    Remy PeeweeRemy PeeweeСарын өмнө
  • I seen some of the comments what I like to add is these would the wings be on you back or like one mythical creature from that time period harpies which had wings for arms I’m curious how they would effect these and what if there were ones with bat like wings would they glide which is more likely or could they flap and fly while or do they need to be like humming bird too?

    darknessofcoydarknessofcoyСарын өмнө
  • Overly sarcastic productions are a great channel for interesting and fun story telling of mythologies and history

    KamayoKamayoСарын өмнө
  • isnt that old sso year 8 hmmmm... isn'r science not that advanced ? but meh I dont know anything about history and science

    Homeworks Only ChannelHomeworks Only ChannelСарын өмнө
  • Now spell impostor

    TheFunnyPotato BoyTheFunnyPotato BoyСарын өмнө
  • Still waiting on that religious eraser theory.

    Death SwirlDeath Swirl2 сарын өмнө
  • You just helped me with my book n u aint even know it

    TionnaMTionnaM2 сарын өмнө
  • you sound like odd1sout

    Kevin LehmanKevin Lehman2 сарын өмнө
  • This game is a rip off to zelda breath of the wild

    Llama wooLlama woo2 сарын өмнө
  • MatPat, the only way I can think of to get this theory to you is through comments, you should do a theory video about about how lance sank the S.S. Anne!!!

    gaaralover09gaaralover092 сарын өмнө
  • A theory I really want him to do is about a game called Genshin Impact 🥲

    Idiot of the CenturyIdiot of the Century2 сарын өмнө
  • Me taking out every villain in the game with just Apollo’s Arrows: 👌

    Mati AbaynehMati Abayneh2 сарын өмнө
  • Ha yes! Ensiant grice: >:(

    Thibault PerrierThibault Perrier2 сарын өмнө
  • Yo I think me and game theory have the same birth year 2010

    Cerberus has a gunCerberus has a gun2 сарын өмнө
  • Bird: can humans fly? The B52 flying over Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh SUCK MY #### Other Bird: I dont think so- **Ground starts blowing up**

    Some Asian DudeSome Asian Dude2 сарын өмнө
  • The intro never gets old

    midnightmidnight2 сарын өмнө
  • 50 to 200 that's only 100 less punches machamp can do in a single second

    Cookies and ThatCookies and That2 сарын өмнө
  • This wasn’t the first Game Theory spelling bee! What happened to the one with Falcon Paaawnch.

    justin kyddjustin kydd2 сарын өмнө
  • so is that why big bird glide through the air and not like a hummingbird

    itake25itake252 сарын өмнө
  • Idea for the gametherory 10 year special explaining and playing all fnaf games

    Raymond ChampionRaymond Champion2 сарын өмнө
  • Hummingbirds are great

    Niff WasauNiff Wasau2 сарын өмнө

    EuphoriaEuphoria2 сарын өмнө
  • Hey Matpat! Can you make a theory about "Little Nightmares" and "Little Nightmares 2"? I have my own theory on the game too, but I want to see what do you think about it.

    Rosemary StrawRosemary Straw2 сарын өмнө
  • #CancelOvid!!!!!

    TheTrueMorse64TheTrueMorse642 сарын өмнө
  • Flappy bird is basically Icarus

    Mina S.Mina S.2 сарын өмнө
  • All Danganronpa fans, MatPat should do a theory on Mondo butter and if (or how) it will be possible

    GlitchieGlitchie2 сарын өмнө
  • Matt can you make a theory on little nightmares

    Tati MaldonadoTati Maldonado2 сарын өмнө
  • #cancelcovid

    Ren AyanokojiRen Ayanokoji2 сарын өмнө
  • The story of ikarus and Daedalus was in my english book

    • Riku •• Riku •2 сарын өмнө
  • This just reminds me of genshin impact

    Leslie MartinezLeslie Martinez2 сарын өмнө
  • Yo I finally got my name said in a MatPat Video!

    Freefire 81Freefire 812 сарын өмнө
  • Nice to hear my name

    Freefire 81Freefire 812 сарын өмнө
  • This channel isnt ruining my childhood its making it better before no pandemic i would always watch him

    cleasant5cleasant52 сарын өмнө
  • I’m surprised it took this long. Kratos has been using the Wings of Icarus since he ripped them off Icarus himself in God of War II. By the way, “B.C.” and “A.D.” haven’t been accepted for proper use for quite some time. The proper terms are “B.C.E.” (Before the Common Era) and “C.E.” (Common Era) rather than the religiously charged “Before Christ” and “Anno Domini” (Latin for “in the year of our Lord”). Scientists and historians haven’t use BC and AD for decades.

    Holly HartwickHolly Hartwick2 сарын өмнө
  • Well that was one weird maybe elabrate sponser, I thought when it said Phoenix was spelled wrong at first I thought I missed something 😐😑😐😁😂🤣

    Alice the WolfAlice the Wolf2 сарын өмнө
  • Its PhoENiX nOT fEnYX, but in all seriousness it looks like an edgy gamer tag like pyxl or xx69darkshadow69xx. its even more irritating to spell now.

    Natasha EliotNatasha Eliot2 сарын өмнө
  • P H E O N E X

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  • I can't wait for someone to make a theory about mat pat, how does he have so much time to do study these topics and then make the actual video?

    Be QuietBe Quiet2 сарын өмнө
  • Game developers should *definitely* consult you at Game Theory for accuracy!

    DALEK_77 YTDALEK_77 YT2 сарын өмнө
  • 1:59

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