Game Theory: Ellie Is NOT Immune! (The Last of Us Part 2)

18 Th07, 2020
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The Last of Us franchise is a story of humanity trying to survive in the face of a virus turning people into fungus creatures that are not quite zombies. We learn early on in the first game that Ellie is immune, perhaps even the only immune person there is. This makes her invaluable to those trying to find a cure. Except, I think she may not be immune. The second game shows a lot of evidence that something else may be going on with Ellie. Something that may tell us the future direction of this story and the future of Ellie.
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  • It was established in the first game she's not immune. She is infected. Their are cordyceps in her brain they just mutated so instead of turning her into a monster she can keep her humanity.

    CRASH1011CRASH10119 giờ trước
  • With the bit should have given her the bad virus......but that means she's not the only cure and the cure was already around before the outbreak.....cdc dropped the ball and everybody else is dumb

    Nate MintonNate MintonNgày trước
  • This is my first time seeing the new intro. I knew something would happen when they all lit up... does anyone know what 7/23 means? Maybe it is a date. It probably is. Will game theory end on that date?

    mythicaltoaster the epicmythicaltoaster the epicNgày trước
  • She is immune

    BirdzyBirdzyNgày trước
  • Ellie was bitten tho pls explain

    W.C. RyderW.C. RyderNgày trước
  • Interesting.

    george adelingeorge adelin2 ngày trước
  • So Ellie's immune

    ViaticalSword 75ViaticalSword 752 ngày trước
  • but there are zombies rats or stuff in denmark

    Gamer IgračiGamer Igrači2 ngày trước
  • So... She's immune 🤣

    Baltazar ClaroBaltazar Claro3 ngày trước
  • Man this guy should have been the doctors in the movie, but his child will kill Joel

    qixanityqixanity5 ngày trước
  • Clearly she’s immune as u see in the first of the last of us...she breathes in spores and in the 2nd one her mask breaks and again she breathes more spores

    BadGirl 1507BadGirl 15075 ngày trước
  • all the immunologists died in the outbreak i see

    SohailaSohaila5 ngày trước
  • I hate this guy more than my neighbours mom!

    ehsan fakhriniaehsan fakhrinia6 ngày trước
  • Oh my gosh I read most of the comments and I'm so sick of it. For the last time, she isn't immune. It's basically like a flu shot, or as one person said a protective shield. She is infected but with a different spore, and if she was immune then her check up would most likely have different results. If it was so simple Mat wouldn't have to make a video about it, or in this case a theory. Have a good day.

    MHvidsMHvids6 ngày trước
  • TLDW - she has a parasite that makes here immune. Story still stands

    BEN SHAWBEN SHAW6 ngày trước
  • Matt we already know how sucky exercising is Me welp he needs to watch more coach Greg

    Randy WalkerRandy Walker6 ngày trước
  • The implications for this franchise is it died when this game got released. :D

    OkwahoOkwaho6 ngày trước
  • okay well then theoretically couldn’t they get the good version of cordyceps out of her brain, propagate it, and give it to everyone else on the planet, hence making a sort of vaccine?

    Rosi MooneRosi Moone6 ngày trước
  • If this is true how come her friend who got infected by the same zombie turned and died?

    Alex ArellanoAlex Arellano7 ngày trước
  • Where was Matt during the events of the game

    Clyde CraoneClyde Craone7 ngày trước
  • In left behind when she gets bite her friend does too so why did her friend turn and not her

    WeaselOfAmericaWeaselOfAmerica8 ngày trước
  • She got bit a second time in the second one

    Ashley LoweAshley Lowe8 ngày trước
  • Tbh i knew what almost all of the words ment In the doctor recording

    Jordan MichaelJordan Michael8 ngày trước
  • She's just built different

    Gavin MerastyGavin Merasty8 ngày trước
  • Why people hate TLOU 2 Story: Joel Dies

    XB AYXB AY8 ngày trước
  • If you played the last of us part 1 you could see tees was bitten and it past 1 hour and it got worst and ellie got bitten like 3 weeks ago when the outbrake happend and she didnt turn. I got this info by playing the last of us part 1 DLC and sometimes u got to play The Last Of Us Part 1 before like talking all of this crap. ugh The Game Theorists more like The Lame Theorists.

    Duh_hitziDuh_hitzi8 ngày trước
  • Thanks man for this news Really. Can i ask a question You are a medic or medical asistent.

    Mihai FessulaMihai Fessula9 ngày trước
  • You know the last of us is the only zombie game that makes sense.

    Benny P. BarilBenny P. Baril9 ngày trước
  • This may be a paragraph so yea: when small pox was being smallpox a man in England infected a boy with cow pox a form/family of the ‘Pox’ viruses and in response the cow pox killed smallpox rendering the boy ‘immune’ but with the small mild semptons of cow pox, there fore killing small pox with the vaccine. So basically the last of us Infection is the small pox case I assume. If u have read this you deserve a cookie 👌🍪

    ItzRakeyItzRakey9 ngày trước
  • ok sure...But she was BITTEN by someone who DID have the correct strain (obviously) Or are you suggesting that she got this "good" fungus from sometwhere else BEFORE she was bitten?

    wolfie metslagroomwolfie metslagroom9 ngày trước
  • Wow! 👀👀👀👀👀

    Shikido SanShikido San9 ngày trước
  • Welll How could she breathe the spores in the first game Oh nvm

    T RexT Rex9 ngày trước
  • "She's immune, just not in the way we thought she was" Uh... she's still immune, right? Also, how could she be not be infected with zombie cordyceps if she was bitten by someone that was infected with it?

    Devan ShouseDevan Shouse10 ngày trước
  • Yoel do the good thing

    CAlfred0 GDCAlfred0 GD10 ngày trước
  • Everybody is really mad at the last of us 2 because joel the beloved character died and other stuff alot of people dislike it

    Shadow Smith 2Shadow Smith 210 ngày trước
  • Great theory. Love the channel. But the runner that bites her in Left Behind clealry IS infected with the "zombie species of cordyceps". How does Ellie have the "wrong type of cordyceps" if the guy that infected her in the first place was infected with the "zombie species of cordyceps"?

    Naielly DutraNaielly Dutra10 ngày trước
  • So, your theory is built on the idea that the test they ran on Ellie was fooled by a similar fungus because the test isn't specific enough to identify the particular fungus that zombifies everyone, and your real-world analog lesson is about...masks. Not the dubious efficacy of tests when the things being tested for are too broad. Masks. Dude.

    TheDoubleHELOTheDoubleHELO10 ngày trước
  • Don't know if the developers figured all that out or meant for what you said to be true, but you made that sound totally feasible.

    NayNayNayNay11 ngày trước
  • but since shes been pretty protected before the bite (so most likely no spore infection of any kind), she mustve gotten the 'good' fungus from the technically the zombie was infected with a mutated strain, because if it had just carried it, it wouldve functioned as a defense against the cordyceps and made some kind of change. this again would mean the good fungus is still dangerous and its still a mystery why she hasn't turned. please let me know if theres some major fault in that logic, im just trying to figure it out a little

    judyjudy11 ngày trước
  • Just asking, how did she get the good cordiseps or whatever by a bite from a person infected with the bad cordiseps

    Ya BoyYa Boy11 ngày trước
  • Here we go again making up random bullshit

    daft bannadaft banna12 ngày trước
  • All i hear: Fungus

    Wilmer PenaWilmer Pena13 ngày trước
  • Ok but that doesn't line up with how she got infected when bitten. If the version you says she has was what she got infected by that doesn't add up if the person who infected her had the zombie version. From what you said a person can't have both versions.

    Cris LouiseCris Louise14 ngày trước
  • Is she immune? Maypat: well yes but actually no

    Sister Slow EaterSister Slow Eater14 ngày trước
  • so you're telling me matpat can solve this mystery but NOT the doctors and scientists that have studied for years in a specialized medical field...matpat really do b the last hope for humanity

    solairesolaire14 ngày trước
  • So when she got bit by that clicker and was completely fine she’s not immune?

    KobeKobe14 ngày trước
  • Ellie's immune. Now Abby is too cause Ellie bit her

    Ol' BabybeardOl' Babybeard14 ngày trước
  • Hmmmm in the intro it said 7/23 wonder what it means

    GachaWolfMoonGachaWolfMoon14 ngày trước
  • Don’t anyone know she got bite at the end of the game and we can see it

    Bro Calm downBro Calm down15 ngày trước
  • Could she be immune to HIV?

    tangbeintangbein15 ngày trước
  • I actually could buy it but I bought batman Markham knight

    dark souldark soul15 ngày trước
  • you looked into this waaayy too much, the thing is that she is immune......dont know what to tell you

    IkenakIkenak16 ngày trước
  • does he realize that if that the specific strain of fungi is protecting her than the scientists would need to extract that strain to reproduce it? so that means the scientist could have saved the world with a vaccine (besides the fact the vaccine would cause poor immunity to sickness) anyway nice episode

    fatty mc chicken KFC boifatty mc chicken KFC boi16 ngày trước
  • mat: she's not immune also mat 12 minutes later: she's an anti fungal machine

    DWAYNE yuDWAYNE yu16 ngày trước
  • I used the cordyceps to destroy the cordyceps

    ShcnekShcnek16 ngày trước
    • Let her go grimmus

      MG3MG313 ngày trước
  • walking through this, she was infected by the good fungus before she got bit?

    ItotheCtotheEItotheCtotheE16 ngày trước
  • From what I’ve picked up is that she is immune to dangerous fungi but she also has. AIDS lol

    Ryan GibsonRyan Gibson16 ngày trước
  • So i have a questions then. Matpat. You said that the reason why Ellie is "immune" because she has a different strain. Then shouldnt the person who bit her also be "immune"? How would the strain of Cordyceps change between being bitten from one person to being immune from being bit. It should also be said the girl that Ellie was with was supposedly bitten by the same infected person. Shouldnt she be "immune" also? It is a solid theory and it works. There are just a couple big holes in it that dont make sense. Please read this MatPat and I urge you to think on it.

    xavier huntingsxavier huntings16 ngày trước
  • Oh god I hate this game. I just kills Ellie’s character, literally kills Joel, all the characters are dumb, and then says EVERYONES THE BAD GUY NO ONE IS GOOD HATE THEM AAAAAAAAAAALLL

    ShatterstarShatterstar16 ngày trước
  • I played the last of us part one I just don't know the last of us part one bc I was not alive yet I wached it on a video but I played with my brother and dad and sister for the last of us part two

    Wynry FettersWynry Fetters16 ngày trước
  • So, could Ellie spread her type of Cordyceps to the people _she_ bites? Would that be the "vaccine"?

    Elena FlamesElena Flames17 ngày trước
  • Hmmmm, yes. She’s not immune because she is immune.

    Josh RubensteinJosh Rubenstein17 ngày trước
  • Lev is imiune as well

    Mexter SpiteriMexter Spiteri17 ngày trước
  • Nerd!!!!

    Aryan ViegasAryan Viegas17 ngày trước
  • To simplify: the doctors could have used cyclosporine to cure the zombie cordyceps in the first place.

    Cloudy SanCloudy San17 ngày trước
  • This guy you should get out more often like it's a video game. Just try and make friends next year to avoid wasting people's time

    noel josephnoel joseph18 ngày trước
  • Matt Ellie has a scar of a bite that means that it can’t be another stran of the fungus because she was bit a a infected

    neftali ramosneftali ramos18 ngày trước
  • You cant save the whole world with that vaccsine

    Andrea GehlAndrea Gehl18 ngày trước
  • Ellie is. Immune because she has the same She has the same infection I see other people So that makes her immune because she has the same infection so are you just playing dumb or being stupid

    Anna YocomAnna Yocom19 ngày trước
    • So she is immune

      Anna YocomAnna Yocom19 ngày trước
    • She has the same infection as the other people

      Anna YocomAnna Yocom19 ngày trước
  • So Ellie basically has the Last of Us version of Pokerus.

    The FrickThe Frick20 ngày trước
  • Hey but wait. Wasn’t Ellie bitten by a clicker tied to a tree around the end of part 2? Dude your whole video was meaningless

    Shreyash PandeyShreyash Pandey21 ngày trước
  • The comments are ridiculous. MatPat: She's not actually immune because her immune system isn't doing anything to protect her. It's just a form of mutualistic mutation with a different strain of Cordyceps, that also acts as an anti fungal agent for other types of fungus and other types of cordyceps. Mouth Breathers: *BuT ShE Do bE ImMuNe dOe!*

    Jesse CookJesse Cook21 ngày trước
    • @Random User People will dismiss entire arguments just because they hear the world Immune.

      Jesse CookJesse Cook15 ngày trước
    • God so true. Reading through the comments is really frustrating.

      Random UserRandom User15 ngày trước
  • Your theory is as bad as tlof2 storyline...😅 It doesn't make sense at all, dude.

    Leon PessanhaLeon Pessanha21 ngày trước
  • I thought she was bitten by a cordyceps zombie and marlene from a flashback.

    Jericho CabucosJericho Cabucos21 ngày trước
  • Technically she’s not 100% immune because if the virus were to mutate to where two hosts could take over, she would be able to become infected. And yes she is basically immune but the cordycep that mutated inside of her is what is making her immune. So again one small adaptation and she is fucked, but they would still be able to make a cure out of the previous cordycep.

    Lifesource SubliminalsLifesource Subliminals21 ngày trước
  • What i was trying to say is that Ellie is immune we all know that 😂😂😂 I'm joking of course. I haven't even watched it 🤯

    Wilku 1997Wilku 199722 ngày trước
  • In other words they're all idiots and the cure is right under their noses and Ellie just happened to get bit by a zombie with the cure in other words all they have to do is find the strain of fungi that Ellie's infected with and if they can do that then they can simply cure the virus or fungal infection or whatever it's called

    DarkBlade51224DarkBlade5122422 ngày trước
  • "get out of my lawn!" *screams in monster house*

    jennyisbaejennyisbae22 ngày trước
  • I was thinking about that, do Ellie can turn into a zombie lately than all of people were. Bacacuse i think that she didn't turned now, doesn't mean that she can't turn into walker. I hope, it wouldn't come but just try to think about it. She may can think, "i'm immune" but what if she is going to turn after more bites? I think Ellie was thinking about it but creators never let us know about it.

    froggielndfroggielnd22 ngày trước
  • How Elie's supposed to be infected by the "Right" strain of cordyceps while she've been bitten by a real zombie who seemed to be infected by the "worst" strain of fungi ? Is the Zombie who attacked Elies (Left behind DLC) is like a concentrate of different strain of fungi and for one unknown reasons Elie have had the luck to have the "right" strain ? What a luck !

    archange azaelarchange azael22 ngày trước
  • It's just as unlikely because you still don't see anyone else with her condition. If your theory is grounded in her simply being infected by a different strain than logically much more people would also be exposed. Sad when the first thing pops in my head completely debunks the video

    jooka2010jooka201022 ngày trước
  • Lol

    F0XY TH3 P1RAT3F0XY TH3 P1RAT322 ngày trước
  • Ellie: “gets bit and doesn’t turn into a zombie and can breathe in spores.” You: “Ellie isn’t Immune!” Me: “she’s immune-“

    F0XY TH3 P1RAT3F0XY TH3 P1RAT322 ngày trước
  • Ok it all ales Sense but she was bitten by a infected so why didn’t she get infected then, and how would she have gotten this ‘different’ infection

    Bailey MoonBailey Moon23 ngày trước
  • This theory might give an idea for the creators to make a third part After this i would play it

    Dragon ScaleDragon Scale23 ngày trước
  • Mat pat I hate you now

    Vaida BusieneVaida Busiene23 ngày trước
  • I always wondered why it is game over when she gets bitten if she is immune.

    David HolczerDavid Holczer23 ngày trước
  • Cmon, now we r walkin with masks, corona tiiimmmee

    Siddo ki Bak BakSiddo ki Bak Bak23 ngày trước
  • if that's true then wouldn't cyclosporin be the cure to the zombie apocalypse?

    ??????23 ngày trước
  • Way to spoil The Last of Us Part 3's story Matt u.u

    Koala_360Koala_36023 ngày trước
  • No Ellie is immune

    Aljosa PavelaAljosa Pavela24 ngày trước
  • I hope you save us from a zombie apocalypse one day😂

    kajol singhkajol singh24 ngày trước
  • unrelated but this game is just further proof that sequels can never catch up to the original's level.

    marshmallowsmarshmallows24 ngày trước
  • So basically what you're saying is that Ellie is infected with possessive yandere fungus. Sounds about right.

    cognitiveTrifurcationcognitiveTrifurcation24 ngày trước
  • Does not explain why doctors didn’t try fighting the fungal infection with cyclosporine in the first place. Which they would have. First.

    ScottScott24 ngày trước
  • This is amazing 🤩

    Sunny CisnerosSunny Cisneros25 ngày trước
  • Bulls**t

    Ahmed AlhassyAhmed Alhassy25 ngày trước
  • Ellie: my life would of (woah woah woab skip that word, skip that word) matered

    AKdalton 47AKdalton 4725 ngày trước
  • Future comment here We should be like Ellie but for Corona LoL😂😂😂

    AnOmaLy GaMingAnOmaLy GaMing25 ngày trước
  • so we not finna talk ab the 2nd time ellie got bit by a different zombie?

    DschoolzDschoolz26 ngày trước