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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
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  • i want mojang to watch all ur videos and confirm it. Then i can die peacfully.

    Bhavesh BKBhavesh BKСарын өмнө
    • 😭

      daewoo3690daewoo369015 цагийн өмнө
    • @Evan Golinske mm

      Cyree RCyree R18 цагийн өмнө
    • That’s had about the same chance as Scott releasing Security Breach tomorrow......but it’s still a possibility

      Fandom CrossingFandom Crossing19 цагийн өмнө
    • Mattpat you need to think of story is gone now and can’t be bought had CITYS OF MASTER BUILDERS that created a COMMAND BLOCK WITH NO CHEATS witch means they are way more powerful and also the wither storm could be the thing that made the virus becouse it went hundreds of miles a day spreading particles and when it died it dropped a ton of its blocks for miles over a nearby village

      THEREAPER 8793THEREAPER 87935 өдрийн өмнө
    • Ikr-

      charell gedecharell gede9 өдрийн өмнө
  • “This summer we’re gonna be able to do our own archeological excavations in Minecraft” Yeah...right...

    CircleasCircleas15 минутын өмнө
  • Matpat I have found a little but major flaw in your theory about the end. What are the end cities made of? Endstone and purpur, both resources that are from the end. But, they are also made of purple stained glass. How did they get this? Im pretty sure the only way to make glass is with sand. There is no sand in the end.

    Mason SmithMason Smith20 минутын өмнө
  • I find it more worrying that I frequently *eat* the corpses from those boxes.

    Valaris GamesValaris Games28 минутын өмнө
  • Umm what you haven't considered is the Blaze mabey the anchent builders as endermen brought some shulkers to the over world then nether and because of the heat they turned into blaze the reason i think this is because the blaze head looks like the head of the shulker like what if its just hiding arms that grow the ender pearls

    super weird youtubersuper weird youtuberЦагийн өмнө
  • 1:29 I have tea 😌

    just killed a woman, feeling goodjust killed a woman, feeling goodЦагийн өмнө
  • Ik I'm a month late but I'm calling it: the illagers are a cult that seek to bring back the builder society, either culturally or literally

    Random PotatoRandom Potato6 цагийн өмнө
  • 3:05 what time is it its

    Ermal ninjaErmal ninja6 цагийн өмнө
  • 13:05 There goes Skinny

    Jiayi WangJiayi Wang7 цагийн өмнө
  • i support this theory, especially about the cats, because there is literally an achivement that you get if you tame all cat breeds

    Jiayi WangJiayi Wang7 цагийн өмнө
  • 8:38 I SEE YOU, AUSTIN

    Jiayi WangJiayi Wang7 цагийн өмнө
  • 13:47 That is super accurate to the End portal frame The line wool is the portal Frame The orange wool is the Lava The cobble stairs are the Stone Brick stairs So the fact that you say the illagers are related to the Ancient Builders is connecting the dots with something that nobody saw the similarities! The fact that Caves and Cliffs is coming makes even more lore

    The Fandom HeroThe Fandom Hero8 цагийн өмнө
  • Did anybody noticed that Creepers also come from Jungles? And guess where Ocelots are from ...

    VerxlantVerxlant8 цагийн өмнө
  • Hey Matpat, is it possible that time is flowing faster in the Nether..? Not just to explain the speed/distance ratio difference to the overworld but also when some-one sleeps in the overworld, someone can be awake in the Nether and it still progresses to the new day.

    SinspirationSinspiration9 цагийн өмнө
  • Cover the minecraft spawners

    Dante DiazDante Diaz10 цагийн өмнө

    helen doilhelen doil11 цагийн өмнө
  • theory : If in the chests were rotten flesh and bones , and string they were probably mummyes not just rotten flesh and bone. Because the Ancient egyptians mummifyed bodys. Maybe its not a connection to cats , i know that cats are their sacred animal but they didn't leave bodys un mummyfied

    the emiilg showthe emiilg show12 цагийн өмнө
  • so hear me out i think the green of the creeper is much easier to explain by cactus since its the one plant in game thats green in the dessert and when smelted turns into green dye

    devlardevlarӨдрийн өмнө
  • Great video! Realy like your work. BUT i want to sugest something. (first thing first i have to warn you that I'm from Poland so my english could be a bit wanky XD) I noticed that you always speak about the ancients builders like they were all united and lived in peace with eachpther. I think it could be difrent. I think that creepers were made as a wepon. Maybe there onse was a coutry that leaved in the desert and was in war against some other faction that lived let's say on the plains biome. You pointed out that creepers are "artificial" and I think that they were ment to be mass produced (with is why they appear all over the world) wepon of mass destruciton. Also to improve their effectiveness they were painted green to blend in with tall grass. And also to prtect themselves from creepers exploding in their own borders, they made them flee from cats with wich they colud eaven direct creepers in the way they wanted them to go... So that's my theori about creepers. Sorry again for my english XD PS. Yes i know that I'm writing this with one and a half mounth dilay.

    P NiedzielaP NiedzielaӨдрийн өмнө
  • I love this channel! Oh , and by the way, Raycon earbuds are practically INDISTRUCTIBLE yep, indestructible, I said it, no mistake, I'm serious, a guy who's channel is called GrayStillPlays blended, golf clubbed, etc. to them and it was still safe! HE EVEN CUT IT WITH A LAWN MOWER FOR GODS SAKE

    Christina BrownChristina BrownӨдрийн өмнө
  • ... you didn’t need to do all that; when playing without my glasses I mistake creepers for cactuses 😭

    bloohazzebloohazzeӨдрийн өмнө
  • this men is going to expain the whole minecraft lore

  • If the minecraft pyramide is like irl and it's for dead bodies.....then Isn't string that thing they putted on mummies???

    LiX LiX EntertainmentLiX LiX EntertainmentӨдрийн өмнө
  • Matpat i know the enchantment bane of arthropod's. It was used by the builders to get rid of pest's like silver spider's. That means they started to enchant in the overworld. And on the list of bane of arthropods is ender mite. brought some blocks with, including portal blocks to the end and built a portal in the end and some escaped. The dragon destroyed the portal that's why there is bedrock in the end.

    Etienne CoetzeeEtienne CoetzeeӨдрийн өмнө
  • Im sure somebody pointed out that you can Also build a beacon into the desert temple. Another thing is that chest loot table includes god apples and strings can be used as an tripwire to trigger TNT (with tripwire hook ofc)

    Michal KavuljakMichal KavuljakӨдрийн өмнө
  • ohhh ahhhh

    mlplayermlplayerӨдрийн өмнө
  • Aw man...

    Le Smart BoiLe Smart BoiӨдрийн өмнө
  • Yahoo

    Jace BerryJace Berry2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I have a theory!So Minecraft is based on life.How humans evolved and stuff like that.So some humans in the world have conditions (health)So i think steve is in the future trying to get back to the a time traveler.So basicly steve is a person of the past in the future trying to guide the villagers!

    Jayonna CranfieldJayonna Cranfield2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I still find it fascinating that the ancient builder civilization was not able to kill the wither. While the player easily can

    Mayank SharmaMayank Sharma2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hey matt, I was watching 47 facts about minecraft you didnt know. One fact got me intrested, when your invisible nobody can see you even mobs right? well the enchanted table see's you when your close. Its knows you there so that means sombody must be watching you through the enchanted table? Maybe its the lost civilisation that ruled the minecraft real before you came, Maybe its the souls of them or even herobrine watching you.

    ElicitFizsElicitFizs2 өдрийн өмнө

    Jose Thawpro1Jose Thawpro12 өдрийн өмнө
  • I'm kind of confused at the moment. I know this isn't related but how does the ancient civilazation get end stones to craft the end protal frames while they havent even been in the end yet?

    bayu leksonobayu leksono2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I know I kinda get this theory :P

    Nina :DNina :D2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I gotta say I'm exited to Drink some Brains emphasiz on the brains

    STONKS MANSTONKS MAN2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Next plz do one on respawn anchors and loadstones

    PhoenixairandseaPhoenixairandsea2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I have a another minecraft theory how do they get sour cream on their poatoes

    PinkpinkGirlPinkpinkGirl2 өдрийн өмнө
  • GAH! cats! get the shot gun~ GET THE SHOT GUN!!

    the crafty creeperthe crafty creeper2 өдрийн өмнө
  • In hindi (the language of india) Ankh means eye

    Rishav AgarwalRishav Agarwal2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Prequel memer approved 8:25

    MostOcelotCat the Cat ProMostOcelotCat the Cat Pro2 өдрийн өмнө
  • The Ankh Shield

    Anthony CabreraAnthony Cabrera2 өдрийн өмнө
  • The game theory watches look like the omnitrix from Ben 10 😂

    Olivia AndersonOlivia Anderson3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Banana

    BananaBanana3 өдрийн өмнө
  • great now we have to wait for him to cover minecraft story mode

    Westley CampWestley Camp3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Illagers are just Romans that copied from the greeks. or not, who knows!

    Luca SpinderLuca Spinder3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Can you please cover the secrets of the 1.13 ps4 tutorial !

    Ron BlaylockRon Blaylock3 өдрийн өмнө
  • This was made on my Birthday

    DanrtGamesDanrtGames3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Now they are scared of ocelot but ok

    Alessio NapoletaniAlessio Napoletani3 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wonder who discovered cats drop string?

    Pasta KazooPasta Kazoo3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Matpat, Did you forget the fact that SPIDERS also drop string when killed, RIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!!!?????.

    Rhian RoninRhian Ronin3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hey man creepers where a mistake they can’t have lore

    DevilixDevilix3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hey, what do you think blazes are

    Tijn LeenhoutsTijn Leenhouts3 өдрийн өмнө
  • At the Mark 3:54, there are TWO desert temples.

    BrickBots and AnythingBrickBots and Anything3 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wish matpat Started this again

    ImNskPlayzImNskPlayz3 өдрийн өмнө
  • I have a good theory for you to feature in one of your videos. Remember when Iron man mentioned that his armor was a gold-platinum alloy and it was SO tough, it also had a dark shade of grey when it was not yet painted, could it be that Netherite is made of Platinum and Gold? Please like this so he can see

    Noah CabrestanteNoah Cabrestante3 өдрийн өмнө
  • There are A lot of creepers is somebody making them still.

    Angelow CrespinAngelow Crespin3 өдрийн өмнө
  • this cant be intended because creepers were a glitch

    Poke Kid MaxPoke Kid Max3 өдрийн өмнө
  • If you watch mat your a legend

    Slake_leon3526 ReyesSlake_leon3526 Reyes4 өдрийн өмнө
  • the desert biome was never even the desert in the first place. There once was cretures there. the hidden under ground fosels are most common in the desert.

    Garrett CookGarrett Cook4 өдрийн өмнө
  • + Creepers were an accident at first. There was a glitch with a pig where it resembled what we now know as a creeper. The team decided to make this into a mob. Their green camo color was a way to "hide" them as a sorta jump scare mechanic. Then deserts didn't exist ++ Minecraft wasn't ever supposed to be a lore filled game until Notch left the game designs and everyone was like why the eff not

    ZoeyxzoZoeyxzo4 өдрийн өмнө
  • well phantoms are scared of cats too, make a theory about it pls :)

    KleinblattKleinblatt4 өдрийн өмнө
  • The picture of the cat fighting the snake is Bastet fighting Apophis, the snake of chaos.*NERD ALERT*

    SleepySans the NerdSleepySans the Nerd4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Yes we love cats to this day

    Shihab AhmedShihab Ahmed4 өдрийн өмнө
  • I have to ask you something how did we the player of Minecraft survive then

    Fernando GomezFernando Gomez4 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wonder what a good theory about the end could be Not about the end city and endermen But the ender dragon and end crystals

    The Easy ChannelThe Easy Channel4 өдрийн өмнө
  • I really want to see how this guy is going to include the mooshroom biom and mooshroom cows into the lore.

    Karel SeversonKarel Severson4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is it bizarre that Alex and Steve kinda sounds like Adam and Eve?

    Not MonkeyNot Monkey4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Not me patiently waiting for a minecraft storymode theory- given the fact that it might help with finding the lore of minecraft considering the main character has to fight literal god-

    Lukas OLukas O4 өдрийн өмнө
  • bold to poke at dunkey

    pyrogheistpyrogheist4 өдрийн өмнө
  • ''Hey what's that hissing sound'',''Probably the sound of my torch(about to blow up)''

    Mirko GrbavacMirko Grbavac4 өдрийн өмнө

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  • let's not forget the fact that ocelots actually attack creepers in Minecraft Dungeons sooooo....... maybe the Creepers simply are afraid that the cats are going to try to kill them it wouldn't surprise me if the ancient builders installed a Failsafe in the creepers by making ocelots want to attack them (maybe they put catnip in them? IDK) and thus making them afraid of cats if I had lost control over my creations repeatedly, I'd try to make a failsafe too

    Double AUDouble AU4 өдрийн өмнө
  • My theory was that the ancient civilisation was rivalling the pillagers. That's the reason of us finding string in the chests of the temples. The builders killed cats to get string for wrapping bodies in for the afterlife. Pillagers worship cats, the reason for wool cat sculptures. The ancient civilisation used creepers as a "war item" (if that makes sense). The creepers, a living organism, decides to go hostile over the player because they don't want to be used for their advantage. Also the pillagers are hostile towards the player and villagers because of the fact that a civilisation similar to us, the player and villagers killed cats for string. The reasons creepers run from cats might be because they were trained to retreat from cats because cats before may of been used as a totem of luck, since the totem of luck worked the civilisation may of seen the cats as a lethal weapon and trained creepers to retreat when close to a cat. Props to you for reading all that. Also correct me if I'm wrong, this was written in 15 minutes with no proofreading.

    AA4 өдрийн өмнө
    • I respect all your opinions, this is just a theory I thought of while taking a dump.

      AA4 өдрийн өмнө
    • Holy cow, thats a long comment

      AA4 өдрийн өмнө
  • On any of your lore video are you going to mention the first hostile mob, Humans. They looked like steve, were hostile, placed TNT, and at one point you could summon them with a button. With your woodland mansion videos I think 💭 I know where they would fit. Remember how the illigers tried to create steves, but ended up making zombies 🧟‍♂️ instead? Maybe the were more successful at creating Steve in the past. And 20,645th comment.

    Your 1839Your 18394 өдрийн өмнө
  • In episode 5 of Minecraft story mode, a character mentions ancient builders. Not kidding!

    DerekDerek4 өдрийн өмнө
  • 12:19 rockpunk 19 b.c

    Tristan AvitiaTristan Avitia4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ok but what about the fact that iron Golems attack all the mobs except for creepers

    Super WolfSuper Wolf5 өдрийн өмнө
  • The creeper is a spy

    Sean WilkinsonSean Wilkinson5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Plot twist: When you die your body gets carried out into a pyramid by villagers

    IsaiahTheWeebIsaiahTheWeeb5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Could’ve just shaped a cactus into a creeper lol

    Devon RogersDevon Rogers5 өдрийн өмнө
  • the strings might by just bandage from the dead bodies

    VillagerinVillagerin5 өдрийн өмнө
    • (mumified)

      VillagerinVillagerin5 өдрийн өмнө
  • creepers are green because there are cacti in the desert and there is no other way how to get any another dye because skeletons in that time didnt exist (so they can´t get white) and lapis had better use then dye so they use cactus green because it was the easies color to get in desert. PS: I don´t speak english sho i am really sorry for my english.

    VillagerinVillagerin5 өдрийн өмнө
  • You know this makes sense, cause if the ancient builders created the creepers, it would explain why Iron golems don't attack them, they are both constructs from their ancient masters

    Cody BressonCody Bresson5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Totems of undying are ankhs

    Robbie TeallRobbie Teall5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Poor people that had allergies

    Susanna SætreSusanna Sætre5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Here's another very important detail I thought of: If Illagers are descendants of the ancient civilization, that would mean villagers are too. You can find connections to this inside of villages. For one, villages are the only places in the game that contain stray cats. Also, creepers are one of the only common hostile mobs that iron golems avoid.

    Austow8Austow85 өдрийн өмнө
    • Iron Golems avoid Creepers??? That might be proof that the Creepers were connected to the Ancient Builders just like the Iron Golems are! Both constructs to attack or defend. The Golems programed to avoid Creepers and the Creepers programed to avoid cats. I wonder what made the Creepers go rogue though???

      The Misfit OwlThe Misfit Owl3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Spiders drop strong as well. Theory debunked

    RAC3 ShidouRAC3 Shidou6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Matpat forgot to talk about the creeper face on the chiseled sandstone

    Ratglove ProductionsRatglove Productions6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Heres my idea with the bones, rotten flesh and string. What are the other most iconic mobs in mc? Zombies= Rotten Flesh, Skeles: Bones, Spiders: String, its trying to say the creeper is the most high "tier" mob there is in the game, (what do you think)

    NE0N_R0GUENE0N_R0GUE6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Your gonna have so much work with thé next update

    Noé SimierNoé Simier6 өдрийн өмнө
  • I knew it was coming but I still jump everytime at the creeper explosion noise because of the trauma associated with losing everything--

    maybe maymaybe may6 өдрийн өмнө
  • i dont think mat knows that creepers where made due to a coding issue

    Tyler MaidmentTyler Maidment6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lel, Dunkley dunk

    K. Fuji'K. Fuji'6 өдрийн өмнө
  • i think pillagers are just frickin copying everyone

    Mustafa Eren ÜnalMustafa Eren Ünal6 өдрийн өмнө
  • flesh, bone and string kinda sounds like a mummy to me by the way

    mr mopmr mop6 өдрийн өмнө

    wot am I doinwot am I doin6 өдрийн өмнө
  • I didn't expect to watch an entire lore for a GLITCHED PIG

    I GAMERYI GAMERY6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Mat you have been ignoring the jungle aswell there is the jungle temple or whatever its called

    dragonlord07jvdragonlord07jv6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Did one of your loved ones die mine did it was tragic

    MANDI Jester KrienkeMANDI Jester Krienke6 өдрийн өмнө
  • my theorie the creeper came from a land far away froma desert and some people made an experiment including tnt and one day a prototype of a crepper escapes from an experimental building and goes to a desert far away ofc the people from the desert doesnt know what the crepper is by then and they think that the crepper is a god they named the creeper hence the hissing sound when it explodes then one day a pig accidentally goes to the places where the crepper have traveled and gained a virus

    bigboi markbigboi mark6 өдрийн өмнө