Game Theory: Minecraft Has A Zombie Virus INFECTING the Overworld!
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Minecraft zombies - by now we know everything about them, right? WRONG! They are the omen to something bigger, something scarier, something INVISIBLE! The Minecraft Overworld is being infected by a Zombie VIRUS! Steve needs to wash his hand and start watching his back! Where did this zombie outbreak start? Theorists, get ready to find out something about Minecraft you've never seen before!
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  • spokky

    i think your theory are actually corect because the zombie look like steve and they also can have armor and weapon which mean a group of armored men are trying to defend something but they failed and, become a zombie and not only that skeleton use bow and arrow which mean they are maybe another group of men trying to defend it but failled and got eaten and only left with skeleton. and because of that the civilatiton relized that the damage cant be contain and build the end portal to escape but the end portal is a one way (again this is a wild theory, and if theres a smilliar theory like me i did not look it up) and also baby zombie are probably a child that get infected

  • Aria Ready
    Aria Ready

    Hello i have an idea for a theory or at least a base. fishing. Or at least the things you get from it like enchentment books, leads, and other things. I just thought it would be a cool thing to look into

  • TheDerpRobloxian

    And same for the end

  • TheDerpRobloxian

    And all their nether stuff they have on their skin

  • TheDerpRobloxian

    What if its chemical reactions from overworld materials

  • Tomas fatinson
    Tomas fatinson

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  • kaulo tubbies
    kaulo tubbies

    oke heres my theory, when the "old civilisation" came to the nether they encounterd the piglins. they had wars with each other. and the soul sand biomes are remnets of battlefields hence all the soul sand of fallen soldiers and the skeletons, the ghast are ghosts of the giant creatures where u can find the bones of. this also explaines why piglins are hostile towards the player. the zombified piglins in the nether got infected by the old builders when they came to the nether

  • Vengray

    Theory on Minecraft dungeons please! Jeb hinted on its cannon another developer said yes. Would love to see that.

  • EverWik

    How do u have infinite lives in fortnite

  • SsieejPlayz

    Ah yes talking about st Jude ending childhood cancer and the video is about zombies

  • hassan ali
    hassan ali

    what about the unfinised portals

  • Mine a fish
    Mine a fish

    There is a baby zombie jokey : calm This is really life : panik

  • Braxden Gransbery
    Braxden Gransbery

    Good theory but why do zombie piglins also spawn in the nether?

  • OMN1GoD -Kün
    OMN1GoD -Kün

    its like putting chakra to someone to put them under my genjutsu

  • Kevin Playz253
    Kevin Playz253

    imagen if mojang made da game but didnt think think this through

  • Angel Hernandez
    Angel Hernandez

    Hey, I am a super big fan of you but I may have a big theory and here it is: what if the ghosts of the ancient Builders are playing the music for example The 1.13 music known as, Dragon fish if you listen at some points of it you hear what sounds like screaming

  • JLV_memes

    me after this video: other people: hey why are u not wearing a mask? me: nah i just have some lava in my pockets

  • Ian Owens
    Ian Owens

    Except Steve can’t become zombified even though his ancestor builder could since we have the zombies in the first place.

  • Ian Owens
    Ian Owens

    I love how the zombie piglins are nicer than the regular ones

  • TheGizzard 17
    TheGizzard 17

    Does anyone know what the giant bone structures in the nether are? they seem to be some lost mob as they come in many different ways

  • Tiernan Brosnan
    Tiernan Brosnan

    If the zombie piglin is a result of the overworlds zombie virus then why do they spawn in the nether??

  • Jear Shehu
    Jear Shehu

    I think that pigs went in the nether and turned into piglins and when the died the turned into zombie piglins

  • Billian Olander Chua
    Billian Olander Chua

    i hate the new texture pigman

  • Vertizx

    Maybe they tried escaping the virus and went to the nether, accidentally made the wither and then had to escape to the end instead, where they were trapped forever whilst everyone in the other side died. Some people died from the disease, some died from the wither, and some died in the end...but that’s just a theory. A game theory

  • Dalek Sec
    Dalek Sec

    I'm a time traveler. or I was. I'm stuck in 1969. we're stuck all of space and time, he promised me now I've got a job in a shop. I've got to support HIM! Martha! sorry quite possibly. - afraid so. - Thirty-Eight - Yeah people don't understand Time. it's not what you think it is.- complicated. - VERY complicated. - people assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff. - it's got away from me, yeah. - well I can hear you. -well not HEAR you exactly, but I know everything you're going to say. - look you your left. - I've got a copy of the finished transcript, It's on my autocue. - I told you. I'm a time traveler. I got it in the future. - wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey. - what matters is we communicate. we've got big problems now. they have taken the blue box, haven't they? the angels have the phone box. - creatures from another world. - only when can see them. - lonely assassins, they used to be called. no one knows where they came from. but they're as old as the universe, or very nearly. and they've survived this long because they have the most perfect defense system ever evolved. they are quantum-locked. they don't exist when they're being observed. the moment they are seen by any living creature they freeze into rock. no choice. it's a fact of their biology. in the sight of any living thing, they literally turn to stone. and you can kill a stone. of course, a stone can't kill you either, but then you turn your head away, then you blink, and oh, yes, it can! - that's why they cover their eyes. they're not weeping. they can't risk looking at each other. their greatest asset is their greatest curse. they can never be seen...loneliest creatures in the universe. and I'm sorry. I am very, very sorry. it's up to you now. - the blue box it's my time machine. there is a world of time energy in there they can feast on forever. but the damage they could do could switch off the sun! you have got to send it back to me! - and that's it I'm afraid. there's no more from you on the transcript. that's the last I've got. I don't know what stopped you talking, but I can guess. they're coming, the angels are coming for you, but listen. your life could depend on this. Don't blink! don't even blink. blink and you're dead. they are fast, faster than you can believe. Don't turn your back. Don't look away and DON'T BLINK! good luck

  • Aquilon 97
    Aquilon 97

    Great video but the analysis as to why so many diseases arose in Europe compared to North America is completely incorrect. Population density is why they SPREAD so rapidly, but it isn’t the reason WHY Europe and Asia birthed so many diseases and the Americas did not. (Hint: it has to do with animal domestication)

  • Jelly Bob Hacks
    Jelly Bob Hacks

    Why do illagers hurt the player if they try to repeat its actions

  • XxTheRabbitLoverxX

    MOJANG watching this: hmmmm... didn't know that

  • Mollie Svenson
    Mollie Svenson

    I’m curious about witches just: why? Who? What? Why aren’t they with the illagers if they’re evil?

  • Dextron005

    Funny theory but nope

  • Elvis Winkler
    Elvis Winkler

    Pigs = mutated phenomenon

  • Ethan O'Brien
    Ethan O'Brien

    Hey MatPat can you do a PIKMIN theory about how they’re body works?

  • Jesus Garate
    Jesus Garate

    What about minecraft fossils, you cant really put them together into one animal. what were they

  • Lazarbeam Kid version
    Lazarbeam Kid version

    So you are saying that people are on my Minecraft world like herobrine

  • {Akari•chan}

    when you said on the hour you should have used ft. foxy's" showtimes are on the hour. not a moment sooner and not a moment later."

  • Marissa Concepcion
    Marissa Concepcion

    i like the pigmen more than zombiefied piglins

  • Doom Slayer
    Doom Slayer

    Here's a theory what happened to the wither after it killed all of the builders did it slowly die off or did something else kill it

  • TheRandom NUBCAKE1219
    TheRandom NUBCAKE1219

    I don't know if it would help but if you want more of the story I mean you probably could look towards the show on Netflix the Minecraft one

  • Soap W
    Soap W

    Air born virus huh

  • Big boi
    Big boi

    I have a theory that somehow a disease broke out and alot of the old builders went to the neither looking for potions/a cure. Which could explain why alot of things found in the neither are for potions. But back home the virus spreading but people were becoming immune. That would explain why we went to the northern in the first place

  • Elia’s life
    Elia’s life

    They turn from piglens to zombie piglens because they’re cold

  • clockoff94

    3-14 damn

  • Spicy Mint
    Spicy Mint

    Theory:why does piglins kill anyone who dosent have gold Thats the biggest question in my mind Pls read this comment mat pat ;-;

  • Toure Evelyn
    Toure Evelyn

    Minecraft is in the same universe as The Walking Dead.

  • Mike Ock
    Mike Ock

    i like to think there was some mass extinction catastrophe in the overworld and each update with a new species is evolution and revitalization happening. also explains the creepy abandoned railroads and creepy music disc of someone running away from something. also the villagers learning how to become trading nomads and building villages in more areas

  • The Witch King of Angmar
    The Witch King of Angmar

    Dying light 2 is still in development and I'm sad been waiting for years :(

  • Jay Lubberts
    Jay Lubberts

    I have a question that maybe has cool lore. In the iglo there is a viligar locked up with a zombi villager right next to it why is that villiger there and who put him there??!?!

  • Limbo Kid The Dank
    Limbo Kid The Dank

    3:28 a fricking baby drowned jockey came out of the water and attacked me right as you started describing the zombie. Horryfing.

    • Magic Hamster 36
      Magic Hamster 36

      Find a video that is about finding dimonds

  • Yuuki Rito
    Yuuki Rito

    6:26 the piglin looks like a girl in a onesie. change my mind

    • Vanesya bella
      Vanesya bella

      Oh my god yes-


    But if the nether is too hot to contract the virus how come there are already zombie pigeons in the nether


      @MrBreadStone maybe

    • MrBreadStone

      maybe they got scared and went back in to the portal

  • Ole Olson
    Ole Olson

    To make this theory work tho that first zombie from the illagers would have to somehow be linked to the desiese so lore that you have crafted still checks out

  • Copeland Sadler
    Copeland Sadler

    You think the nether is just below the over world and that because the world is round of is in the we need and... I don't know how to explain it but the nether is smaller so... Never mind

  • Noah Foot
    Noah Foot


  • Nathaniel Snell
    Nathaniel Snell

    Oh snap! There’s face mask customization options in Minecraft now!

  • fanpoke473 Bear Alpha player
    fanpoke473 Bear Alpha player

    the nether update was 15 days before my b day aaaaaa

  • Zacti

    Is it possible that the phantoms are the disease carrying species that caused the other undead like how bats, rats and mosquitos are in reality. Notice the particles that come off the phantom as they look similar to the original void particles and the greyer pixels of the shulk I think that they are also related to the void and the shulk in some way as they have similar colouration as the shulk and warden and that the shulk is like cordosepts Phantoms are infected bats that live in and carry the shulks spores / seeds to the surface and are what cause the original builders to die out Possible disease life cycle Shulk -> the phantoms (bats) -> zombies and skeletons (builders) -> possibly creepers (like the explorers in dead space or the flood carriers) / V Warden (special infected like the tank in L4D) As for the attraction to people without sleep notive that ships, no village structures like temples and ruins dont have beds even if mostly intact possibly the reason for a patient zero in the builders.

  • Mason Parrish
    Mason Parrish

    This is vital so the ancient race of builders went to the end in Connecticut cuz they couldn't kill the Ender Dragon but in the end cities what you said they built they have the head of a different Ender Dragon witch not only means there was multiple Ender dragons at one point or still is but they could kill the Ender Dragon

  • Ramy Madi
    Ramy Madi

    For your guys info: When you CURE a zombie village you get the achievement zombie doctor! Which helps this video

  • ExplodingCreeper Gaming
    ExplodingCreeper Gaming

    Matpat as soon archaeology is added Whomst has awoking the ancient one

  • mauro parker
    mauro parker

    There's more to why more diseases developed in the Old World, specifically one of the main reasons is the breeding of lots of animals packed together, which didn't accure so much in the New World. Sure, big cities helped spreading those diseases a lot but there were in the Americas too, just look at the Aztecs, the Mayas and the Incas civilizations just to name a few

  • Viinaa Dusyant Gajariya
    Viinaa Dusyant Gajariya

    dream in the vid

  • The Golden Controller
    The Golden Controller

    Hey MatPat I don't know if this will help your theory or not but I was in the Neather mining a tunnel and keep hearing a clicking noise for a Geiger counter, don't know if its to make its ambience or something more. Hope this helps in some way

  • Bazookabam 850
    Bazookabam 850

    Hey Mark will always be the king of fnaf take that hat back from jack lol

  • Sada Awes
    Sada Awes

    I have a question If we can cure zomb villagers why can’t we cure normal zombies? Also: What EXACTLY are ghasts? What is the power of pumpkins that brings iron golems and snow golems to life? Might ask some more on this comment.... Thanks!

  • Mew Master
    Mew Master

    orange tree

  • GlitchDidATh1ng_

    Not fire breathing, dragon breath breathing dragon.

  • Wil Vermette
    Wil Vermette

    I’ve got a few ideas for Minecraft theories if you’re interested -what’s the origin of the which -why does light turn spiders harmless -are the villagers/pillagers religious in some way, wonder if they worship notch

  • Noa Gentles
    Noa Gentles

    more more

  • Julian Gonzalez
    Julian Gonzalez

    so were the ender dragon fits into all of this

  • eunahjang

    Hey! There’s a comment about a theory bysomeone named Ngo Annan

  • Peter Marsella
    Peter Marsella

    I think how the zombies initially came about is they either a) are resistant to the Wither's effects (unlikely, since giving a zombie the wither effect kills them just the same) or b) the wither effect is actually a parasite/virus that evolved to what zombies are now. I definitely think the wither is involved somehow, since rotten flesh and Husks give you the hunger effect and Strays give you slowness. I can kind of understand the rotten flesh, since hunger is kind of a stand-in for food poisoning as opposed to regular poisoning (like what happens when you eat a spider eye), but husks giving you food poisoning doesn't make sense since they're "eating" you, not vice versa

  • Noah LaBrada
    Noah LaBrada


  • GeorgePebble33

    One question why do zombies in daylight

  • master Gameplay
    master Gameplay

    Why are mobs in Minecraft friendly to each other and some more friendly and some are not to you

  • The Smash Bros DM
    The Smash Bros DM

    Note: I’ve had zombies consistently spawn in the nether by just slaughtering zombified piglins

    • Jonathan santoyo Duarte
      Jonathan santoyo Duarte

      @The Smash Bros DM oh....... It's because i play bedrock and everyone knows it so broken so i thought you play bedrock, so I'm sorry, and i don't care if you play java or bedrock there both good

    • The Smash Bros DM
      The Smash Bros DM

      @Jonathan santoyo Duarte I’m no peasant, I play on Java

    • Jonathan santoyo Duarte
      Jonathan santoyo Duarte

      "you darn bedrock glitches"

  • c b
    c b

    i’m confused as to why he thinks the zombie disease isn’t in the nether when zombie piglins exist and spawn in the nether

  • Bloody Bee
    Bloody Bee

    Sweeney Todd theory? Maybe if Todd and Lovett could have gotten away with their murder-pies, and if not what COULD they have done to avoid capture?

  • Enrique Miranda
    Enrique Miranda

    Wait so if there was a zombie virus in the over world then wouldn’t endermen look like a zombie?


    What about zombie spawners

  • Cheese lord E
    Cheese lord E

    it’s weird how he never talked about the cure to the zombie virus... (only works on zombie villagers) (here is how do cure it all you need is a slash potion of weakness and a regular golden apple) ps most of it can be found in a igloo under the carpet

  • Armando Almazo Rosales
    Armando Almazo Rosales

    I wonder do the Titans have anything to do with the lore or are they just there

  • canary soup
    canary soup

    Why the hell does Minecraft have lore?

  • Hope_Overnite

    Ok makes sense but if the zombified hoglins went back to the nether wouldn't it just kill the virus and they would plop died or become a normal hoglin

  • Epic Dud
    Epic Dud

    “The zombie jockeys are just terrifying” If you saw what I had seen

  • Favimbi

    Oh yeah in the snow biome there is igloos and if you dig straight down in it you can find a mini lab what’s that all about

  • Plushie Animatronic
    Plushie Animatronic

    I found a lot of undiscovered lore in the last tutorial on ps4. I found that the statues mean more then just statues, also there is an underground academy which was flooded and remade which was the beginning tutorial. And there's statues of Alex and Steve in a pose like a hero or God.

  • Arturia Pendragon
    Arturia Pendragon

    zombies 300% spawn in the nether in hordes. in my time playing on a 1.15 server and spending more time in the nether than id like to admit i can confirm for a fact that zombies can and do spawn in the nether

  • Braxton Johnson
    Braxton Johnson

    bit zombies only hit🤷

  • Sandesh

    am I missing something or does this theory kinda fall apart because of the zombified piglins which naturally spawn in the nether?

  • pizza ninja2000
    pizza ninja2000

    Wait if there is no zombie virus in the nether why is there zombiefied pigmen in the nether if there is no portal or the lost builders died there that had thee virus then the pigmen resurected them with there dead uncles or grandpa

  • TheGamingWeeb _
    TheGamingWeeb _

    Hey treyarch helped make the zombies survival genre

  • echo shmeco
    echo shmeco

    Btw I've been thinking of something minecraft should add a thing were if a zombie kills u a new zombie should spawn were u died

  • Jordan Stevens
    Jordan Stevens

    You can cure a zombie villager, which suggests that it’s a real disease

  • Piranha plant Studio
    Piranha plant Studio

    This reminds me of the walking dead that everyone is infected but you have to die then you become a zombie

  • Maroo Nahikian
    Maroo Nahikian

    I never realized how realistic minecraft is until today

  • pterodactyl gaming
    pterodactyl gaming

    As soon as u mentioned 50% are immune I remembered your zombie theory how some are immune some aren’t

  • Kirsty Ryall
    Kirsty Ryall

    is this my English teacher?

  • Strawpaladin104

    I mean cod never got the idea from walking dead no one did zombies are not even close to being new

  • Random Ferret
    Random Ferret

    Im very late to watch this vid, but matpat check out the credit scene after you beat the dragon in the end. Its interesting

  • Morgan

    Arnt zoglins and piglins different tho?