Game Theory: Solving the Mystery of Human Flight (Immortals Fenyx Rising)
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Theorists, have you ever wanted to fly? Not Superman fly, but soar on a pair of wings like, well, a Phoenix? In the amazing new game Immortals Fenyx Rising, your character gets to do just that. She is a winged warrior out to defeat mythological monsters on her quest to rescue the Gods. Fenyx's wings are VERY similar to those Daedalus made for Icarus in the famous Greek myth. We all know how that turned out. What I want to figure out today is if a human can really fly with a pair of wings and HOW that would need to work to not end up crashing to the earth like Icarus. Let's FLY!
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  • TierZoo

    This feels like old school game theory and I love it Bummed insect wings weren't mentioned though. Adding a second pair of wings and swapping out feathers for membranes changes up the whole equation, and seeing as dragonflies have had pretty much the same wing design for around 300 million years, it could make for an interesting discussion.

    • ghufran tariq
      ghufran tariq

      good seeying you around

    • DemonHunter-120

      Hello there

    • Jack Blackstar
      Jack Blackstar

      That reminds me of something i read which may or may not be inaccurate, but it was: if humans had the wings of dragonflies, and their strength, scaled up to make flight possible, humans would be able to reach Mach 1 by flight alone

    • Migs Altavas
      Migs Altavas

      @Xsb ZoMiE Hi love the vids

    • The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer
      The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer

      Heyo Tier Zoo! Big fan.

  • Robin De Wolf
    Robin De Wolf

    MatPat upgrading daedalus (Die-dalus) to deadalus (dead-alus)

  • DefNotXayah

    Alright anyone down to start working on human flight?

  • HisMajesty

    *_Mr. Sinister has entered the chat_*

  • Remy Peewee
    Remy Peewee

    I guess its mother is gishan impact (if I spelt it rong please let me know)

  • darknessofcoy

    I seen some of the comments what I like to add is these would the wings be on you back or like one mythical creature from that time period harpies which had wings for arms I’m curious how they would effect these and what if there were ones with bat like wings would they glide which is more likely or could they flap and fly while or do they need to be like humming bird too?

  • Kamayo

    Overly sarcastic productions are a great channel for interesting and fun story telling of mythologies and history

  • Homeworks Only Channel
    Homeworks Only Channel

    isnt that old sso year 8 hmmmm... isn'r science not that advanced ? but meh I dont know anything about history and science

  • TheFunnyPotato Boy
    TheFunnyPotato Boy

    Now spell impostor

  • Death Swirl
    Death Swirl

    Still waiting on that religious eraser theory.

  • TionnaM

    You just helped me with my book n u aint even know it

  • Benson


  • Kevin Lehman
    Kevin Lehman

    you sound like odd1sout

  • Llama woo
    Llama woo

    This game is a rip off to zelda breath of the wild

  • gaaralover09

    MatPat, the only way I can think of to get this theory to you is through comments, you should do a theory video about about how lance sank the S.S. Anne!!!

  • Idiot of the Century
    Idiot of the Century

    A theory I really want him to do is about a game called Genshin Impact 🥲

  • Mati Abayneh
    Mati Abayneh

    Me taking out every villain in the game with just Apollo’s Arrows: 👌

  • Thibault Perrier
    Thibault Perrier

    Ha yes! Ensiant grice: >:(

  • Cerberus has a gun
    Cerberus has a gun

    Yo I think me and game theory have the same birth year 2010

  • Some Asian Dude
    Some Asian Dude

    Bird: can humans fly? The B52 flying over Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh SUCK MY #### Other Bird: I dont think so- **Ground starts blowing up**

  • zeO

    The intro never gets old

  • Cookies and That
    Cookies and That

    50 to 200 that's only 100 less punches machamp can do in a single second

  • andi mcavoy
    andi mcavoy

    To simplify this entire thing, lets just say They kind of work like a elytra

  • justin kydd
    justin kydd

    This wasn’t the first Game Theory spelling bee! What happened to the one with Falcon Paaawnch.

  • itake25

    so is that why big bird glide through the air and not like a hummingbird

  • Raymond Champion
    Raymond Champion

    Idea for the gametherory 10 year special explaining and playing all fnaf games

  • Niff Wasau
    Niff Wasau

    Hummingbirds are great

  • Euphoria


  • Rosemary Straw
    Rosemary Straw

    Hey Matpat! Can you make a theory about "Little Nightmares" and "Little Nightmares 2"? I have my own theory on the game too, but I want to see what do you think about it.

  • TheTrueMorse64


  • Mina S.
    Mina S.

    Flappy bird is basically Icarus

  • IregularArtist

    All Danganronpa fans, MatPat should do a theory on Mondo butter and if (or how) it will be possible

  • Tati Maldonado
    Tati Maldonado

    Matt can you make a theory on little nightmares

  • Yakoji Ren
    Yakoji Ren


  • • Riku •
    • Riku •

    The story of ikarus and Daedalus was in my english book

  • Leslie Martinez
    Leslie Martinez

    This just reminds me of genshin impact

  • Freefire 81
    Freefire 81

    Yo I finally got my name said in a MatPat Video!

  • Freefire 81
    Freefire 81

    Nice to hear my name

  • grumpygrandad

    This channel isnt ruining my childhood its making it better before no pandemic i would always watch him

  • Holly Hartwick
    Holly Hartwick

    I’m surprised it took this long. Kratos has been using the Wings of Icarus since he ripped them off Icarus himself in God of War II. By the way, “B.C.” and “A.D.” haven’t been accepted for proper use for quite some time. The proper terms are “B.C.E.” (Before the Common Era) and “C.E.” (Common Era) rather than the religiously charged “Before Christ” and “Anno Domini” (Latin for “in the year of our Lord”). Scientists and historians haven’t use BC and AD for decades.

  • Alice the Wolf
    Alice the Wolf

    Well that was one weird maybe elabrate sponser, I thought when it said Phoenix was spelled wrong at first I thought I missed something 😐😑😐😁😂🤣

  • Natasha Eliot
    Natasha Eliot

    Its PhoENiX nOT fEnYX, but in all seriousness it looks like an edgy gamer tag like pyxl or xx69darkshadow69xx. its even more irritating to spell now.

  • Da furry boi
    Da furry boi

    P H E O N E X

  • Be Quiet
    Be Quiet

    I can't wait for someone to make a theory about mat pat, how does he have so much time to do study these topics and then make the actual video?

  • DALEK_77 YT
    DALEK_77 YT

    Game developers should *definitely* consult you at Game Theory for accuracy!

  • HauntedDragonGaming


  • Hisham Awudu
    Hisham Awudu

    I remember this we were thought this in 2 grade

  • Ty Parrish
    Ty Parrish

    Is he saying minus or Midas

  • Dragon Witch Luck
    Dragon Witch Luck

    is it funny how 13.7M people enjoy listening to someone overthink Video games for half a hour

  • TesserBlox

    Immortals Fenyx Rising and Genshin Impact are the children of Legend of Zelda BotW

  • Logan T
    Logan T

    love the intro

  • Glamrock Foxy
    Glamrock Foxy


  • Sol Lopez
    Sol Lopez

    Hades beat this game like hard...

  • Amethyst Volutions
    Amethyst Volutions

    But they're both 2 ounces, the hamster and bird

  • Dolap Euphe
    Dolap Euphe

    6:25 Language on the picture is Turkish

  • AuthentiK

    1:50 buts not a great marriage lol that game is trash

  • Ariel

    A god Genshin Impact's gliders

  • Capsirus

    Great. Now I want a theory about kid icarus Thanks a lot

  • Brian Rodriguez
    Brian Rodriguez

    This is nioh

  • PokuBit

    someone should make a theory on the game theory

  • Real_ entless
    Real_ entless

    i want this to be a mod for that game

  • ZuShí Splatfests
    ZuShí Splatfests

    *me thinking it was Phoenix*

  • kawikaito

    It’s pronounced dae da lus

  • Trevon PMG
    Trevon PMG

    This guy should read the holy Bible

  • SpookilyLemons

    "Ruining your childhood since 2011"

  • Lall O
    Lall O

    It may of just been me but wasn’t he saying a good chunk of the Greek words wrong. Still a good theory just something that was irritating myself a tad throughout this episode

  • Toa Sully
    Toa Sully

    Wright Brothers: That's cute

  • Imthatextrakid

    “You’ve married an Icarus, he’s flown too close to the sun” -Eliza

    • Mercedes Hernandez
      Mercedes Hernandez

      I felt that 😭

    • Capsirus

      I was think more Pit from kid icarus

  • Sabrina Myers
    Sabrina Myers

    Spell pheonix correctly

  • riley van horn guy
    riley van horn guy

    except her wings don't move like a humming bird

  • InfiniteWater

    I would watch this video but I like to go into games blind. So take my like instead of a view.

  • incognito rea
    incognito rea

    New theory: why does Hugo hunt down/keep Maya (protagonist) in the hotel forcefully in "at dead of night". Like what does he want from us, whats the lore behind why Hugo was abusive towards Jimmy or why does he control Jimmy and whats his purpose keeping people in the hotel


    Laughs as I read Percy Jackson. I knew the story😁

  • Geovani Monzon
    Geovani Monzon

    Game theory intro hits hard

  • Migs Altavas
    Migs Altavas


  • Thunderhawk Gaming
    Thunderhawk Gaming

    The story of king minus and the bull is the first ub ntr of all time

  • SCP 049
    SCP 049

    Fexyx isn't phoenix because it is the main characters name

  • Joshua Martin
    Joshua Martin

    Isn't Julius Caesar roman? How did he know about him?

  • Hanako Wolf
    Hanako Wolf

    Am I the only one getting flashbacks to James Patterson's "Maximum Ride" series of books/comics!?! No? Okay, then.

  • Diler Mohammad 8A Celsiusskolan 7-9
    Diler Mohammad 8A Celsiusskolan 7-9

    This is Turkish and I love it. Since I moved to Turkish when I was young, my speech and writing skills were great and amazing. That's a true story.

  • Zev Feitelson
    Zev Feitelson

    I am kind off annoyed with how much ubisoft sponsored people for this game, it's just Breath of the wild but worse and I wish I hadn't bought it

  • Beamer Boy
    Beamer Boy

    The Putnam county spelling bee!

  • Regal 1997 - YT
    Regal 1997 - YT

    How come you don’t do book theory

  • Elle Rozier
    Elle Rozier

    My Percy Jackson knowledge is FINALLY coming into play 😂

  • JohnGold42

    First anymore spelling bee I’m pretty sure I’ve seen one at the very least before this

  • The Ocurrent
    The Ocurrent

    If Ovid could have heard this have for sure he wouldn’t have written about it in the first place, maybe he just wanted to kill a boy and make a life lesson out of it, can’t a man do that anymore? Geez year 8 and there’s already quite the criticism

  • MoonL13

    I wish I became the spelling bee champion with the word trinitrotoluene

  • Angelina Vald
    Angelina Vald

    Hello matpat, probably won't see this but there's a game nobody can figure out! It has an incredible life even I can't understand, and Im wishing you could figure out! It's in roblox called : de pride isle sanitarium, if you want to see if it's actually good here's a video of the trailer!:

  • Enoc Lopez
    Enoc Lopez

    Yessir Matpat rockin' that Putnam county spelling bee reference

  • Troy S
    Troy S

    Why the Justin Trudeu head on Fenyx's body! I'm Canadian and this joke makes sense to me!

  • hman0987

    Do a yume nikki theory

  • Mitchell Todman
    Mitchell Todman

    Matpat look at this game then look at the game genshin impact and look at the similarities

  • niko123

    Hey, mat pat do you know about a book named maximum ride it's about teens who has wing running from scientists trying to experiment on them

  • BoxedGoat

    you’re making theory’s about everything.... EXPECT YOU!!!! WHAT DO YOU HIDE GAME THEORY?!?!?!?!

  • neon gamer
    neon gamer

    Wow he just busted the greatest myth we all want to know: video games are educational 😎

  • Maria Camila Mendoza Gutierrez
    Maria Camila Mendoza Gutierrez

    That game was amazing!!! I got it for Christmas I was so addicted I couldn’t let go of my switch I recommend it to everyone😆

  • Takashi204

    I thought it was pronounced fenix lol

  • cayden kwek
    cayden kwek

    Icarus...It's reminds me of classroom of the elite

  • Edom

    When you already know all of this because you’ve read all the Percy Jackson books at least 3 times 😎

  • because baconislife
    because baconislife

    Me predicting what he's going to say because I've seen game theory. We need to know her mass, the effect of gravity, the size of the wings and the speed of the wings