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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  • ya know, this actually contradicts matpats earlier theory about the ancient race going to the end. remember that he said he believes that the end trip was one way and thats how got ender men, and yet here he says that the ancient builders came OUT of the portal bringing advanced technologies and then leaving resulting in the cargo cult illiagers... so which one is it?

    Linkon CarrollLinkon Carroll7 giờ trước
  • I think cats and chickens are spy’s for illagers because there are cats at villages and if you make your own village the catse will come

    sharky Mcsharkysharky Mcsharky9 giờ trước
  • Maybe the illagers are just poeple who dont really understand how to make maps and beds since the villagers do have beds and maps and the poeple who can make them just don't really get the practices of revival and magic

    muffinman09 0muffinman09 010 giờ trước
  • Herobrine:I’m OP illgers:Herobrine I am you father

    Maziar KouhyarMaziar Kouhyar12 giờ trước
  • Theory: The builders that built the temples and other phenomenon in the Overworld originated from the end. They constructed bedrock portals, and made their way to the Overworld. They lived peacefully there, until some of the builders died, and were transformed into undead mobs. Fearing extinction, the living builders resorted to their place of origin, the place that their elders told them of. The builders possessed no knowledge of the End, except for the fact that that was where they came from. They assumed it was safe, and knew it was their only way out. So, the fled. The Illagers observed the race of builders appear and then disappear, so they tried to bring them back by creating more gateways to the mysterious place that the builders came and went from and to. In Star Wars lore, ancient Sith were practically gods, and, over time, their powers diminished. Darth Nihilus could snap his fingers and destroy a planet. That only shows that when a race of individuals with special powers exists for long periods of time, they can only do so much. I believe it is possible that when the builders lived in the end, they had the power to create blocks and wield things as powerful as bedrock, and be able to harness it. Also, it is shown that the builders, once trapped in the end, lost the ability to interact with things life furnaces and other things like that. This would explain why they were able to get out of the end once, but not a second time.

    Derek Heyworth DavisDerek Heyworth Davis16 giờ trước
  • What if the illagers helped the builders with the life things saw the builders they helped disappear...tramitized and mournful they isolate themself and they do anything to bring them back and continue what they started

    Shadow WalkerShadow Walker23 giờ trước
  • Maybe those ancient builder guys made the iron golems when they visited the villagers.

    Raystarbazzar 1995Raystarbazzar 1995Ngày trước
  • I'm In 2nd grade

    Holly MartinHolly MartinNgày trước
  • It's kind of funny that he thinks less content is better?

    Brynvald BBrynvald B2 ngày trước
  • Eleven min

    Spencer JulewiczSpencer Julewicz3 ngày trước
  • Green and orange for the lava and that block of the eye of ender is green

    robinhorobinho4 ngày trước

    Mary HildebrandMary Hildebrand4 ngày trước
  • confusing how he hasn't made a theory on herobrine the most scary roumor of the game

    RedSoulRedSoul4 ngày trước
  • But you said illagers were kicked out of villages. There are beds in villages??

    Ryan WillisRyan Willis4 ngày trước
  • i wonder whats going on in his head now.

    B04 Cawaling, Neil IsidoreB04 Cawaling, Neil Isidore4 ngày trước
  • If the illagers are villagers, than the zombies should attack them since zombies are stupid

    BMD7BMD74 ngày trước
  • The only thing that doesn't realy fit about this is, that if illagers are exiled villagers, they should know what a bed is and how to craft one. because as we all know, villagers do have beds.

    RyderX90RyderX906 ngày trước
  • If the illagers supposedly learned from people who came from the end, wouldn’t that kind of poke holes in your theory about enderman? Also, I thought we established that there’s no way to travel from the end back into the over world except by killing the dragon which no one but the player is able to do.

    Cameron SchweitzerCameron Schweitzer6 ngày trước
  • Cool!

    Smithsonian smithSmithsonian smith6 ngày trước
  • i forgot i was watching a vid about mc when he was talking about those islands, that was really interesting

    Mr PigeonMr Pigeon6 ngày trước
  • Oh a Minecraft video :D -him talking about war- ._.

    pale ink sanspale ink sans6 ngày trước
  • What if in the 11th disc he’s running from hero brine who’s using mobs powers or controlling mobs and stuff just sayin.

    Sawyer SmithSawyer Smith6 ngày trước
  • What if the illagers came from a doomed world where something bad had happened(like every other traditional story of the kind)and came here to build stuff but then they couldn't survive there even and when they left the illagers just did the cargo cult.

    Anime KingAnime King6 ngày trước
  • Yea this theory is cool and all but what I wonder is, *why is the portal in the thumbnail rotated wrong*

    Meethus The DeveloperMeethus The Developer7 ngày trước
  • I wonder... why do villagers automatically know that Steve is "safe" and are willing to trade with him? How do they have the various crafted items and beds if they are unable to make them? Either the work involved in the "how much are emeralds really worth" video is true for complex crafted items as well (but that makes me wonder why the Illagers DON'T have proper beds, since they are banished Villagers) or the end bit of this theory about being visited by the ancient builders is at least partially true. However, if it's the latter, then it still begs the question: Why does the Villagers know how to make (and use) beds while the Illagers seemingly don't?

    SkrallizarSkrallizar7 ngày trước
  • only problem is the illigers are hostile to the players

    battle droidbattle droid7 ngày trước
  • Hey theres no way they wold see someone come out if the ender dragon was not killed

    Eevee GamerEevee Gamer7 ngày trước
  • doesnt this conflict with the earlier video of the ancient builder society becoming the zombies?

    MistPlaysRobloxMistPlaysRoblox7 ngày trước
    • I think some were killed by zombies over time but that was before the wither and everything

      Go coconuts AnimationsGo coconuts Animations7 ngày trước
  • and the winner is not matpat the video is 10 mins long

    Michelle McKagueMichelle McKague7 ngày trước

      Michelle McKagueMichelle McKague7 ngày trước
  • Illagers are just villagers but crave knowledge and power to become like God AKA ancient builders...

    Edward Ken BrizuelaEdward Ken Brizuela7 ngày trước
  • Or maybe, it could be Herobrine creating the evokers. Then the evokers tried to create replicas of him, but accidentally created zombies?

    SomeRandomGuySomeRandomGuy7 ngày trước
  • Also you say they're trying to bring them back but then when you, someone who is most likely a descendant of these builders, shows up they try and murder you in cold blood

    Meggu BravoMeggu Bravo7 ngày trước
  • The story was so sad (/T-T)/

    reyhance argoncilloreyhance argoncillo8 ngày trước
  • This is wrong, villagers and builders were the same,

    Hazren TengahHazren Tengah8 ngày trước
    • Game theory’s other videos lol

      Go coconuts AnimationsGo coconuts Animations7 ngày trước
    • Do you got evidence to support you claim?

      Steve nrewsSteve nrews7 ngày trước
  • But if the illagers are a cargo cult trying to bring the builders back, then why are they hostile toward the player?

    The Crazy Cat Of CambriaThe Crazy Cat Of Cambria8 ngày trước
  • could the bizarre lava pillars be some replica of the end crystal tower? they do share some similar structure and the lava's glow might have been the closest to the end crystal they could get their hands-on though that would explain why they knew the portal was I'mportant but it is unlikly sense why did none of them stay in the end

    Darklord InpurisDarklord Inpuris8 ngày trước
    • perhaps that is what the shulkers are

      Darklord InpurisDarklord Inpuris8 ngày trước
  • Minecraft Lore is deeper than the mariana trench

    DondloDondlo8 ngày trước
  • *M E T A L B I R D S*

    v2bxv2bx8 ngày trước
  • If illagers don’t know what a bed is how do even sleep, do they even sleep for that matter? 🧐

    Superwarrior64Superwarrior649 ngày trước
  • You're a Brian is notches dead brother The evoker have power over life and death they brought him back to life

    Monica ZamfirMonica Zamfir9 ngày trước
  • Maybe the reason they are hostile towards you is that you, or someone that looked and acted like you, left them for no known reason?

    Samuel ThackeraySamuel Thackeray9 ngày trước
  • hold on, Remember the lapiz brains in the statues?

    Samuel ThackeraySamuel Thackeray9 ngày trước
    • What if the vindicators are the result of the lapiz brain experiment?

      Samuel ThackeraySamuel Thackeray9 ngày trước
  • If it is true it’s so sad.

    Gotcha LeoGotcha Leo9 ngày trước
  • Me, when I accidentally did something cool in a game: **It’s cargo cult time**

    В гостях у ЭндеркингаВ гостях у Эндеркинга9 ngày trước
  • I've never found a fake end portal in a woodland mansion.

    Dr. Claudia FinchDr. Claudia Finch10 ngày trước
  • I think that they got kicked out because they were experimenting then made the warden

    Ibrahim SIbrahim S10 ngày trước
    • Maybe they tried to upgrade the iron golem, but failed and created the warden, so the warden is bigger and stronger than the iron golem but there naturally hostile, so they sealed it off in the deepest caves they could find

      Go coconuts AnimationsGo coconuts Animations7 ngày trước
  • Great minecraft theory

    the running manthe running man10 ngày trước
  • Why didn’t you make it then

    Roblox KidsRoblox Kids11 ngày trước
  • this is a good theory, but how does it connect to all the other ones?

    Isaac Friedlander CohenIsaac Friedlander Cohen11 ngày trước
  • Him: welcome to a diet theory *coca cola soda can opens* Me: *drinking a can of 7 up* .....

    WillowTheGamr The DrownedWillowTheGamr The Drowned11 ngày trước
  • 10 yeah sure 10

    Yelite The beastYelite The beast11 ngày trước

    ꧁𝚎𝚕𝚢𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚡𝚖𝚘𝚘𝚗꧂꧁𝚎𝚕𝚢𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚡𝚖𝚘𝚘𝚗꧂11 ngày trước
  • The part with the ancient builders wouldn't make sense because you said in a previous episode that they were trapped in the End and became the Endermen. So my theory is that the Illagers saw the ancient builders make the strongholds and End portals, and the ancient builders hopped through them and never came back. (An iillager who went through the portal would also never come back, and probably die or be killed by either the ancient builders or the Ender Dragon.) So the Illagers tried to recreate them but failed.

    Rand0m_AnonRand0m_Anon12 ngày trước
  • Doesn’t this go against your enter an theory though?

    Brian PeckBrian Peck12 ngày trước
  • We will not pass the 10 minute mark literally 11:52 min

    Catalina GameroCatalina Gamero12 ngày trước
  • not past 10 min? its almost past 12min.

    Launa SeilingLauna Seiling12 ngày trước
  • herobrain was official they removed it in patch 1.13 i think

    Adam LedwigAdam Ledwig12 ngày trước
  • “We won’t get past the ten minute mark” *laughs in **11:53*

    Underdog_DragonUnderdog_Dragon14 ngày trước
  • It cant be that way as they couldn't have come from the end without beating the ender dragon

    phoenixphoenix14 ngày trước
  • Nj

    bergkongbergkong14 ngày trước
  • You something something cult stuff Most people wooooool farmmmmm

    Aadhavan KarthikAadhavan Karthik14 ngày trước
  • There putting spells on the wool so they can make anything but they need enough xp

    OmarOmar14 ngày trước
  • I love how just straight happy Minecraft villagers sound

    Sam -YSam -Y14 ngày trước
  • whens the next one

    Jennings BurnsideJennings Burnside15 ngày trước
  • They are not trying to create Steve clones, they are trying to create Herobrine, An evil god like entity in Minecraft. If they were trying to make Steve clones they wouldn't be aggressive to Players, to Steve.

    PhantombitPhantombit15 ngày trước
  • "We won't go past the 10 minute mark!" *video is 11 minutes long*

    OfficialOof playsOfficialOof plays16 ngày trước
  • Great Mat U shoved a whole minute out of the normal theories

    Sangram RaoraneSangram Raorane16 ngày trước
  • The cargo cult story was interesting, but this theory completely collides with all your other ones. 1. you've already established the portal is a one way device, the ancient builders could not have come out of it. 2. Villagers (and therefore illagers) are direct descendants of the ancient builders that evolved to not being able to craft or speak your language. 3. This is from a later video, but the cat statue is a referance to the above theory where the illagers that originated from deserts stil believe cats are holy animals Not throwing hate, I love these videos but just wanted to point that out

    Unusual KmcUnusual Kmc17 ngày trước
  • He double toothpicks that’s what it spells hell oh goodness

    Tommy MerlinTommy Merlin18 ngày trước
  • somebody might have already said this but i have a thought about the blue eyes; they might be blue cause of Android 18 (her name is Lapis Lazuli) Also, 10:14 what if Steve/Alex was someone who found a way to leave the End Portal, which is why they have to start from scratch and remember everything thing the ancient race have once built. but the way Alex/Steve got back to the over world was a one way ticket.

    maxturbo45maxturbo4519 ngày trước
  • I don’t believe this as much as the others

    Sams the bezt at stuff 888Sams the bezt at stuff 88819 ngày trước
  • You are my new history/ social studies teacher.

    Hi PeopleHi People20 ngày trước
  • 10:36 As Endermen...

    MM20 ngày trước
  • 11.53 definitely under 10 minutes.

    Wiley NifongWiley Nifong20 ngày trước
  • Portal: Literally made of other worldly material Illager: *wool*

    ChristianChristian21 ngày trước
  • 2:02 their eyes are blue because the lapis gave them strength and that’s why they deal so much damage

    Ted The menaceTed The menace22 ngày trước
  • I think that the illagers saw the builder before the ancient builder went through the portal.They were amazed by the builders but when they need to retreat to the end the illagers follow them trying to convince them to stay and teach them how they do what they do but the builders didn’t want to stay longer.They hopped through the portals with the illagers standing behind them.So they went home trying to recreate the portals, the beds,the animals, and the builders themselves with their totems of undying

    NotALot4NotALot422 ngày trước
  • and the time for this video is.. a little under 12 min

    Brynn ParkerBrynn Parker22 ngày trước
  • I think herobrine was made by the evokers but he got uncontrollable cause of the unbelievable powers after a long time it disappeared and came back with more enemy entity

    Demon KingDemon King22 ngày trước
  • Epic still epic stillllllllllllllllllllllllllllll epic

    Alex pro calderonAlex pro calderon22 ngày trước
  • Is Herobrine related to Steve I wanted to say

    erin bengryerin bengry22 ngày trước
  • I would actually say that they are more likely creating the structures to plan something. Maps whit chairs around them and portal that has tnt on top. Maybe they wanted to destroy the endportals. Idk but thats what came to my mind first.

    Van darkholmVan darkholm22 ngày trước
  • What if the endermen were the ancient builders from the start and they got trapped in the End because they summoned the Ender dragon after finding about how to summon it in a witch’s hut and the Endermen that we see in the over world and the nether are actually the villagers who tried to recreate what they did by eating chorus fruit and going to the nether.

    No NameNo Name24 ngày trước
  • Theory: The ancient builders came from the end to the over world using the end portal and when they were visiting a village they found a witches hut in the way and there in the hut they saw how to summon the Ender dragon in a book they thought that they can become it’s master and have control over it and so they went back with all the materials they needed and summoned the Ender dragon but they couldn’t tame it because it was too strong and it even destroyed the portal that they used to go to the over world for food and supplies and were trapped and became the Enderman.

    No NameNo Name24 ngày trước
  • He have beard

    Harry MolinaroHarry Molinaro24 ngày trước
  • now it makes the pillagers are good guys

    Lucius BowermanLucius Bowerman24 ngày trước
  • Does anyone else kinda want a full episode on the cargo cult story?

    Crown OwlCrown Owl24 ngày trước
  • random man: comes out of portal illager: yo wtf is this where the heck did u come from what the man hears: huh uh uhuhu huhuh

    Mustafa Eren ÜnalMustafa Eren Ünal24 ngày trước
  • enderman: whats up man hows its goin villager: huh enderman: i said how its going villager: huh enderman: u stupid villager: huh huh enderman: ...

    Mustafa Eren ÜnalMustafa Eren Ünal24 ngày trước
  • In pretty sure they're just idiots Villagers:**AGGRESSIVELY HUHs**

    Fire Flame18Fire Flame1825 ngày trước
  • But then why attack players? We're their descendent right? So why? I thought they wanted to bring the ancestors back. Do they not recognize us as their descendants?

    Helena J. D. A.Helena J. D. A.25 ngày trước
  • You theorizing that they worshiped the builders goes against the endermen theory doesn’t it?

    Aidin NikeziAidin Nikezi25 ngày trước
  • hhhhMMMMMM..... more than 10:00......

    Elliott LiebElliott Lieb25 ngày trước
  • This is 11 minutes you lost

    Johnny HawkinsJohnny Hawkins25 ngày trước
  • I WANT 2500 ROBUX

    Keefe & Raisa UntalanKeefe & Raisa Untalan26 ngày trước
  • "in fact I'm pretty sure they're idiots" *Cough cough* Established trading economy *Cough cough*

    Jonathan santoyo DuarteJonathan santoyo Duarte26 ngày trước
  • I think the blue eyes like the blue lapis

    Carmen YeeCarmen Yee26 ngày trước
  • Ya naw, Herobrine isn't actually made by the illagers. He is actually part of a glitch created by one of the developers, and became sentient and is actually just misunderstood. He pulls pranks and isn't that scary once you get to know him.

    Violet PhinViolet Phin26 ngày trước
  • this doesn't match up with the other theories tho. when he concluded enderman are descendants from the builders, he said it's because they couldn't get out of the end. so the race of builders coming from the end in the first place just doesn't add up. maybe they saw an end portal built by the ancient builders fleeing the overworld, back when they were villagers, still remembering those things, and trying to flee themselves?

    Idiot_TurtleIdiot_Turtle26 ngày trước
  • Matpat: this is a Mini theory Me: it is at 11:00

    Wolf PackWolf Pack27 ngày trước