Game Theory: The Lost Cult of Minecraft Illagers

09 Th04, 2020
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In my last Minecraft episode, I peeled back the mysterious layers of the Minecraft Illagers. In that, I talked about how the Illagers were looking to build their own Minecraft worlds - from portals to Steve himself. There was something else that I wasn't able to cover in that episode, and that is how Minecraft Illagers relate to the history of what is known as cargo cults.
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  • Don't regular villagers have beds though?

    Kazanshin 410Kazanshin 410Giờ trước
  • How bout they come out of nether and since it took them so long in the nether that these villagers of dummydumdums are like the only population left and then they just go to the end for like whatever reason and the villagers are like woah they went there so if we create it they come back from it

    Otaku RyugaOtaku Ryuga8 giờ trước
  • Wait, but I thought Villagers couldn’t build. If Illagers are just cashed out Villagers, how come they can (in theory) build?

    Anīmoof SucksAnīmoof Sucks10 giờ trước
  • MatPat: *makes theory* Mojang: uh... sure

    Emma L.Emma L.13 giờ trước
  • rewatched the vid then realized Tech-knowledgey

    Tyrone Andrew AdjaraniTyrone Andrew Adjarani14 giờ trước
  • Maybe the illagers really like watching dream's speedruns

    Mayor CactusMayor Cactus16 giờ trước
  • Vindicators: have a different amount of melanin in their eyes Game theory: Idk man that’s kinda sus

    VictoriaThePigYTVictoriaThePigYT17 giờ trước
  • Mabey the evil builders found out about the good builders and they wanna experiment on the ancient builders

    LightPlayzYTLightPlayzYT18 giờ trước
  • Jesus loves you brochachos.

    Watson HarrellWatson Harrell19 giờ trước
  • 10:18 to 10:52 if they are trying to get tho's builders back why are they trying to kill the player? in ur theory where u talked about ender men's back story didn't u say that we and tho's builders are related. If they are trying to get tho's builders why are they killing us when we are related to the builders?

    Angads worldAngads worldNgày trước
  • hey matpat i have a theory of my own what if they did end up succeeding in creating a steve that steve is you and your life when you start a world is after the fact that they created you that’s why when you kill one and go into a village they hunt you down because you escaped from them once before

    Starwars rocks45Starwars rocks45Ngày trước
  • Whats if the villagers used magic first, and helped the builders to build the end portals, or head a kind of deal with the builders to show the magic for anything but the builders scammed them and the villagers (or bad villagers forgot the name) spawned the wither so they had to use the magic the villagers showed them to escape into the nether after the strongholds were overrun and than spawnt the ender dragon to guard the portal to the end city were they staid and now they are the endermans? Than the wool things are to teach the builders about magic. Because why the should not understand the end portals when they have Controll over life?

    NoxNox2 ngày trước
  • They have 69,420 wool

    Jalapeño and Banana ProductionsJalapeño and Banana Productions2 ngày trước
  • Anyone gonna talk about how the made the time sync up to the video at 0:55-1:00

    Hunter WallaceHunter Wallace2 ngày trước
  • 1. Minecraft has a way of making people use assets to represent other things, like how signs are used as arm rests in villages against stair blocks to make chairs and stuff like that. The wool in most cases probably is insignificant aside from the portal room which is probably just meant to be a diagram. 2. If you know anything about punnette squares (apologies for the spelling of it’s wrong) then you would know that green eyes are a weaker trait than blue eyes BUT that doesn’t necessarily make that true in the Minecraft universe. I would wager blue eyes are the green eyes of the Minecraft universe because of the colors close relation to enchantment and magic. The vindicators are probably the younger and stronger generation below the evokers who came out with blue eyes and have stronger magic potential. The green eyed pillagers are the biologically weaker offspring of the evokers who share too many traits with villagers to be strong enough to wield powerful magic like the old and wise evokers who spent a long time mastering magic, that is to say the vindicators have higher latent magic potential. The evokers with their magic knowledge have done the opposite of natural selection and breed and sorted out the strongest of themselves so they could further pursue world domination.

    WeebmysterWeebmyster3 ngày trước
  • What if villagers found a portal went in and got turned into illagers when they found their way out and want to return but since they're villagers and can't build like the villagers maybe that y the stuff they make isn't what they really want and just look like it

    Romeo pazRomeo paz3 ngày trước
  • Mini theory off your mini sized mega theory: The being that emerged from the portal; the ancient civilization, looked like Steve. The illagers tried dark magic to either bring him back create a new one after he left. That got this entire thing started. Maybe they weren't doing this for evil purposes, but instead to help the village. The villager misunderstood their reasoning and banished them, where they continued their studies and held a grudge against the villagers

    Ashlee BushmanAshlee Bushman3 ngày trước
    • And what if the character we play as has been banished from the civilization, and set ahead in time somehow to survive on his own. It's a bit more of a stretch, but, hey, that's just theory 😉

      Ashlee BushmanAshlee Bushman3 ngày trước
  • Well why do they try to kill us

    Dylantheoutsider1Dylantheoutsider14 ngày trước
    • If we look like them

      Dylantheoutsider1Dylantheoutsider14 ngày trước
  • 0:17 yes they listen to their emotions

    MikePlaysRoblox YTMikePlaysRoblox YT4 ngày trước
  • guys herobrine removed comment is on all the updates except the nether update

    Sunanda VermaSunanda Verma5 ngày trước
  • Hah... 11 minutes

    Bob lemonBob lemon5 ngày trước
  • The cat.statue is referring to Bastet the Egyptian cat godess

    Nickolas MetzlerNickolas Metzler6 ngày trước
  • So what about the giant chicken and cat are? Were there giant live chickens when the ancient builders came? Did they have superior potions to make animals giant and just sealed them away because there too powerful? Like other uncraftable items like the end portal frame the bedrock surrounding the gate to the end cities? Well it is just a ...Question!

    Cristina VenturinaCristina Venturina6 ngày trước
  • You know what really gave me chills when you mentioned herobrine? How every update they always put -Removed herobrine for years they’ve done that but for some odd reason last update it wasn’t there Edit: maybe herobrine is in the end somewhere and there trying to reach him

    no nameno name6 ngày trước
  • I wonder if the ancient builders are the evokers, matpat did say that they were centuries ago. Maybe they made the totem so they don't die but,they also went to the end and nether and died but, what if they used the last of their magic to look like villagers but when the wither died they went back to being evil. Matpat didn't say the ancient builders were on the good side or the evil what if they made the wither on purpose to control the world but then the plan backfired. That is my theory.

    ChainSaw 97ChainSaw 976 ngày trước
  • The illagers think that cats and chickens are gods

    ceconserceconser7 ngày trước
  • The illagers think that cats and chickens are gods

    ceconserceconser7 ngày trước
  • No one villager is an idiot and the other is a nitwit

    Kai JohnsonKai Johnson8 ngày trước
  • 1:52 minites off friend.

    SkyRunner GamerSkyRunner Gamer8 ngày trước
  • I believe the theory to the builders coming to and from the portal to be false. 1: It's a one way trip, unless you slay the dragon and 2: If the ancient race did exist, and you're a distant descendant, and you LOOK like them, why would the Illagers be so quick to attack you? It's obvious that the stories were relayed from generation to generation, because they still build all of these things in their mansions, so if that were true, why attack the player. That is my thought process

    Marek'L WhipMarek'L Whip8 ngày trước
  • i think the ancient civilization just came from somewhere else of the overworld and according to the endermen theory saw the builders leave through there

    Farhad HaqueFarhad Haque8 ngày trước
  • What if the fake beds are traps to catch villagers?

    Wet StoffelsWet Stoffels9 ngày trước
  • Make a theory about herobrine

    Gavins GamingGavins Gaming9 ngày trước
  • When aliens come here and go next week

    Ezon PalmesEzon Palmes10 ngày trước
  • it's 11 + min lol

    Gammerbot 9000Gammerbot 900010 ngày trước
  • I think minecraft tried to add hero brine for the story but something went wrong and boom, he’s cursed

    RobloxYT GamingRobloxYT Gaming11 ngày trước
  • All make super sence when.u know the historie of the ancient builders and they're eyes are blue so they had already saw the portal and the cat/chicken it's the same they already saw them but like enderman they lose ability of mind?? Idk maybe yes and the vindicator revive the pillage

    FenixNinjaFenixNinja12 ngày trước
  • no, no please make the vids longer

    Oliver MoserOliver Moser12 ngày trước
  • Me at 5:22 completely forgetting this is a minecraft video

    Fred DirkseFred Dirkse12 ngày trước
  • Mat: "If only I could make this video shorter somehow." Pat: "Let me explain Cargo Cults to you three times."

    Tails ClockTails Clock12 ngày trước
  • Evokers should have a 50% of actually using the totem of undying that they use.

    Mr. Sn00pyMr. Sn00py13 ngày trước
  • I remember playing in version 1.0.0

    WayneWayne13 ngày trước
  • lapis is in thar brains

    Logan NealLogan Neal13 ngày trước
  • 11:00 mins sorry still not a diet theory

    Peacock 4598Peacock 459813 ngày trước
  • This sort of refers back to the iron golem theory. Possibly, just after the illagers were outcasts the ancient builders discovered the way to create a end portal. The illagers, once being a part of the villager builder hybrid wanted to experiment

    Super SobosSuper Sobos14 ngày trước
  • He:this is only 10 mins Me: checks time Also me sees: HEY THIS IS 11MINS

    Cherry LiciousCherry Licious14 ngày trước
  • The reason why vindicatoe s eyes may be because they have lapis lazuli

    AAA ChannelAAA Channel14 ngày trước
  • i love when theorys are posted but they always leave me craving more like some kind if addict XD

    Thicc kat barThicc kat bar14 ngày trước
  • And that was the reason for trying to create steve

    justforcommentingjustforcommenting14 ngày trước
  • If I stumbled upon the lava room, I might just break the glass, release the lava, and laugh maniacally as the lava set fire to the wood and wool and begins to engulf the entire mansion in flames. Whoops!

    Elijah PattersonElijah Patterson14 ngày trước
    • Haha same doo

      Hello_IamVeryWeird :3Hello_IamVeryWeird :38 ngày trước
  • Matpat it went to 11:52 XD

    Alex SuAlex Su15 ngày trước
  • You have a diet cola problem sir.

    Matt MurphyMatt Murphy15 ngày trước
  • I thought Minecraft was just a sandbox game with sweet lofi music and mean mobs

    Francis FamilyFrancis Family15 ngày trước
  • I think you missed something, the illagers weren't booted out of the village, they actually left because if you look at the achievement for killing a pillager, it says "Voluntary Exile", which directly points to the fact that they abandoned their fellow villagers, maybe to plan revenge for some unknown reason.

    Luca PiuLuca Piu16 ngày trước
  • No One: The start: HUUUUUUUUH?

    dino snoppydino snoppy16 ngày trước
  • Never thought I would end up enjoying some history...

    SkiesOfMagicSkiesOfMagic17 ngày trước
  • How would something come out of the end portal if it was a one way trip and why didn’t the wither destroy them like they did with the ancient builders

    Griffin GilllandGriffin Gillland17 ngày trước
  • I cant look at any game the same anymore after these

    A Lexy ARMEEA Lexy ARMEE17 ngày trước
  • So, the lava is actually really important. I’ve removed the lave completely before and the obsidian platform doesn’t spawn in when I go to the end.

    Sensara Ron-tan-tanSensara Ron-tan-tan17 ngày trước
  • Should schools create a subject called game theory and make it mandatory?

    CHaozCHaoz18 ngày trước
  • does anyone else notice that one way or another game theory's ideas end up clashing with each other example: illagers created zombies but in another video they said the the ancient builders became zombies from something attacking them i mean just sayin

    The WeegeeThe Weegee18 ngày trước
  • That so sad

    {Addison_playz }{Addison_playz }18 ngày trước
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 ngày trước
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 ngày trước
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 ngày trước
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 ngày trước
  • i did not notise matpat telling why vindicators have blue eyes

    soft6D gamingsoft6D gaming19 ngày trước
  • I don't think they saw a master builder come "out", when ever you leave the end you spawn at your bed...

    NtniNtni19 ngày trước
  • The ancient race of builders definitely came from another dimension, but not the end. We have established that they escaped from the end and ended their journey there. They probably came from a dimension that we don't know how to access yet. The illagers might think the portal is important because a glowing portal that makes things disappear that go through it is probably going to raise questions. Maybe because of the tnt near their wool copy, they tried to blow it up. I don't know why they would do that but it would explain why the end portal is deactivated when we find it. This leaves the illagers with no leads so they try to recreate what is left in their homes. See everything is portrayed here as being in close sequence but I think the truth to minecrafts history is much larger than anyone expected. The builders, the nether, the wither, the end, the drown civilization, the villagers, the illagers, and the wardens. It is all spread out over hundreds, maybe thousands of years.

    Matthew HosierMatthew Hosier19 ngày trước
  • Lol get 12 MINS

    notmidnight0000notmidnight000019 ngày trước
  • I can hear them speaking for example, hmmm, hoi, and Thank you is when you trade

    SmirkSmirk19 ngày trước
  • Then way of they attey

    Kevin KKevin K20 ngày trước
  • Food theory: im a original idea! Diet theory: you forgot about me...

    JFlint GAMINGJFlint GAMING20 ngày trước
  • there should be a minecraft movie with the story of all of ur videos

    KradekBTTFKradekBTTF21 ngày trước
  • They're lucky that they got a full active End Portal

    FlowingOmegaFlowingOmega21 ngày trước
  • Hi matpat. Just an observation. In a video after this, you claim that villagers are related to the ancient builders. So might that mean that instead of the illagers just wondering into a stronghold and witnessing an active end portal, might the villagers have been there when the ancient builders left for the end? And when they saw that the ancient builders couldn’t return, they agreed to never build or use and end portal again. Later, after the illagers were kicked out of the villages, they decided to try go to the ancient builders, to their “brothers” who also left the villages after messing with life like they did. To me it makes a little bit more sense.

    Solaris -Solaris -21 ngày trước
  • Isn’t hero Brian in the Minecraft patch notes

    Buster 57Buster 5722 ngày trước
  • What if the illagers are just trying to become Steven himself instead of trying to create one, because they have lived in harmony with the ancient builders? That's why their eyebrows are separated. Not only that, but that would also explain why they have cat and chicken statues, the wool bed, and why invoker are trying to defy death. Maybe there's a person that is the chosen one, like the Avatar that can master the 4 elements, but in Minecraft, is the power of resurrect. They saw that the chosen one could go back from the dead even though he died and lost their items, no matter how many times they were killed, they always came back besides their bed. That.. Until their beds were broken. The illagers then wanted to do experiments with the ancient builders to discover their power, but that angered the other villagers. After the chosen one bed was destroyed, he spawned in the starting point, far away from the place where his bed was destroyed. With that, he warned the other builders that the illagers were trying to take the chosen powers away, and with the war between them, and the fact that the ancient builders population was already decaying, they decided to flee to the end. They actived the portal, and illagers were following them. Just after the last ancient builder went through the portal, one of them stayed behind to deactivate the portal. (If they had the power to create the blocks of the portal, they could probably turn it off too, by taking off the Eyes of the end, and maybe throwing them on the lava.) And that was the moment when they realised the importance of the portal, but as they arrived, they didn't saw the ancient builder taking the eyes off the portal, and even if they did.. They didn't knew how to make it. If they managed to take the ancient builder that stayed behind or if it committed suicide.. I don't know. But for sure, he didn't survive, that.. Because he didn't came back. We can see this, because sometimes there are already eyes of the end on the portal, probably because the last ancient builder didn't have the time to take them all off before the arrive of the illagers. But, isn't strange that when you start a new world, a full grown adult person, starts with no items at all? Like you literally just appeared in it? Maybe because you are the chosen one, or maybe not exactly the same chosen one.. But his son. Or, son of his son.. Of his son.. Of his son.. If we consider that when they die of aging the chosen one don't respawn, they maybe opted for not dying in purpose to save their people, because the illagers were still after them. They preferred to wait.. A long time, before deciding to make the chosen one come back to the original dimension. They died, and that's why we don't have any items when we start. Well, we surely were supposed to be dark and be able to teleport around.. But maybe that's because we literally died and were back from the dead. Maybe the power allows the chosen one to go back to it's original form when they first noticed their power. Maybe.. The ancient population even killed their people in purpose, just to find the chosen one? Or even, the population killed themselves to find out? Either way, that could even give a explanation to the bonus chest in the beginning of the game. Since the builders had the understanding of the power of the chosen one, the purposely left a chest in the spawn point so the C.O could start a little faster to regain their items. The ivokers have made some discovery, but they still don't know how to use the power without the totems, that's why they want to become steven.

    Uni HornUni Horn22 ngày trước
  • Theory: the tnt on the end portal could suggest that they created dream

    socially acceptablesocially acceptable22 ngày trước
  • Write a book on all your Minecraft theories

    Hermitcraftfan135Hermitcraftfan13522 ngày trước
  • Write a book on all your Minecraft theories

    Hermitcraftfan135Hermitcraftfan13522 ngày trước
  • Write a book on all your Minecraft theories

    Hermitcraftfan135Hermitcraftfan13522 ngày trước
  • Write a book on all the Minecraft theories

    Hermitcraftfan135Hermitcraftfan13522 ngày trước
  • MatPat looks like he took Steve Urkel’s “Cool Juice” from Family Matters

    Channing GrayChanning Gray22 ngày trước
  • the villager eye pupil represents emeralds

    RRRR23 ngày trước
  • Last time you said they have lapis in them maybe their eyes are blue because of that

    Mr MantecorMr Mantecor23 ngày trước
  • 11 minutes

    Mr MantecorMr Mantecor23 ngày trước
  • The part about ww2 and the tribes imitating the planes with wood was sad asf

    raymond gutierrezraymond gutierrez23 ngày trước
  • Where is herobrian

    David’s Toys and GamesDavid’s Toys and Games24 ngày trước
  • I have another theory too: Illagers and villages are both descendents of the ancient builders, just that illagers lived far away on mansions and outposts, and that they use weapons; something that villagers don't use. But if you explore the mansion very well, you can conclude that there was a wedding in the past. I say this because you can see that there are many rooms related to weddings, like a room that looks like a church, and there are rooms like beds for a couple, and beds for kids too. That's why I think that illagers and villagers have weddings together and childs too, but then an incident happened to the both families and that's why they are now in war. Link: viworld.info/rock/video/k6d81ZmTx2N-z30.html

    Marcelo SánchezMarcelo Sánchez24 ngày trước
  • they did not come from the end, they came from the aether

    melchor aquino gasmenmelchor aquino gasmen24 ngày trước
  • Oh wow 🤨🧐😔 I’m so lazy

    Pony Play’sPony Play’s24 ngày trước
  • What about glitch

    Zachary MizrachiZachary Mizrachi24 ngày trước
  • Matpat isn’t wrong about the ancient builders The old game Minecraft story mode confirms the ancient race of builders And the creators of the end portal must have been the old builders who literally created portals to different universes

    Dankmemes 2goDankmemes 2go24 ngày trước
  • I have a pet Shulker named Gary who doesn’t know what a Shulker is or why he’s a Shulker. He wants to know. 1 like = One person helping Gary learn the truth

    DestructiveSpirit 707DestructiveSpirit 70724 ngày trước
  • What if the "fake end portal" which in a different video (A couple ones, you talk about "old builders who are enderman now." What if the fake one was just their first test or version cause we see strange things like a chest on it but the legit one doesn't have one

    Oliver SchaljoOliver Schaljo24 ngày trước
  • You learn more from this than school

    ikbencool 2008ikbencool 200824 ngày trước
  • I don't understand why u want it shorter the longer the more content the more you think about what your talking about it's fun

    Bergur hamBergur ham25 ngày trước
  • make a theory for minecraft story mode

    jacques hugojacques hugo25 ngày trước
  • Is it weird that I listen to these kinds of videos while I'm drawing?

    Emily MarshEmily Marsh25 ngày trước
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