The Dark Secret of Control's Shadow | The SCIENCE of... Control

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Control is an experimental journey through not only a new world inhabited by beings called The Hiss, but through the mind of our protagonist. Jesse is the new director of an agency investigating the paranatural happenings in the world. She is chosen, not only for being in the right place at the moment, but because of her history with such events. Today, Austin is diving into the science that may explain exactly what happened to her and how she may have just created her own brother... Yes, you read that right.

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The Game Theorists
  • Phillip


    11 цагийн өмнө

    Don’t take your 👀 off the fridge!

  • ollugamer


    Өдрийн өмнө

    DEAR Matpat could you please investigate and solve the loose panel mystery in people playground? on the map sea where you can see a blacker panel on the top middle portion of the map. under the light so could you please solve it?



    6 өдрийн өмнө

    5 minutes in and im not interested ill pass on control. I prefer chaos.

  • ꧁ Akane Draws ꧂

    ꧁ Akane Draws ꧂

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    So Dylan is just an alter of Jesse that was given a new form by a supernatural object?

  • Pazuzu Deamon

    Pazuzu Deamon

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    control is SCP from a different AU.

  • chiffmonkey


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    "By bringing the subconscious to the conscious, you shine a light on it and it gets smaller."
    Oh hello Alan Wake.
    Also I think you've got it wrong. Dylan isn't Jesse's shadow. Jesse is Dylan's repressed anima, given the driver's seat for once. After all, he's the dreamer, she's a part of the dream. Control is a world where the rules of the psyche seem to apply to the tangible external world too - synchronicity. But it's to such a ridiculous degree that it's obviously just a projection from inside someone's head. Dylan is a representation of Sam Lake, the ideas guy behind Remedy games - hence the reference not just to Alan Wake but also to Max Payne, who literally wears Sam's face. When you play one of these games, you are exploring the inside of Sam's head.
    If you want to see The Shadow in a game though, check out the Ocarina of Time sequence from the Ice Cavern through to the Shadow Temple and pay attention to what Sheik says and the Water Temple mid-boss.

  • Clanso


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    That German was....not 100% actually

  • Kylar Stern

    Kylar Stern

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Imma complain about spoilers anyway! You can't stop me! Who's driving so fast that they need down force to keep them on the road? That can't be that common!

  • N.S.C. h0r1zon

    N.S.C. h0r1zon

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Austin: Do not watch this because of spoilers cause I'll be explaining the plot
    Me who's broke: 👁️👄👁️

  • Jonathan Dubinsky

    Jonathan Dubinsky

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    You made it sound like such a good game. I the video into my watch later..... And I still haven't played the game so I accepted I probably never will and accepted the spoilers willingly :( and cool cool idea I love psychology based theories

  • Pepco Rampouch

    Pepco Rampouch

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Bruh, dont care enough about that game in order to not spoil it, hit meeeeeeeeee! :-D

  • •Lemon CRY•

    •Lemon CRY•

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    XDDDD Schattenprojektion XDD but it Was close lmao

  • Commenter


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    You looking for me..?

  • JOSIAH M32

    JOSIAH M32

    21 өдрийн өмнө


  • jayhalliwell


    25 өдрийн өмнө

    So glad I wasn’t the only one who didn’t play this game till this year 😅

  • FBC Researcher

    FBC Researcher

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    This comment is writen in memory of Agent Philip. As of ███ ███████ of ██ / ██ / ████, he is considered MIA. From all gathered information, Agent Philip was locked in containment cell ████ for several hours. In Agent Philip's rescue attempt, Agent Philip was █████████ by ████████████ titled: ███ ██████.

  • WinterTrooper


    25 өдрийн өмнө

    It's pretty much confirmed that prior to Alan rewriting reality Dylan and Jesse were one person.

  • Andrew Chuisano

    Andrew Chuisano

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Could really tell how much you enjoyed this different format from listening to the energy in your voice. More please!

  • Pogboi


    27 өдрийн өмнө


  • Raydok


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m German, the J sounds like a Y

  • Red Neckster

    Red Neckster

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Here to drop a quick diss.

  • デカラインLARA


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    *_The first seconds..._*
    *_I get Jean Grey vibes._*

  • Kaden Trenkler

    Kaden Trenkler

    28 өдрийн өмнө


  • Rakhee Koshy

    Rakhee Koshy

    Сарын өмнө

    Please do madness combat

  • Sea Monkey

    Sea Monkey

    Сарын өмнө

    3:56 So basicly the UIU of the SCP Foundation? But like not a stinky side G.O.I.

  • J.K. :-p

    J.K. :-p

    Сарын өмнө

    Seeing an ad with MatPat before this video played was really trippy

  • Nova Star

    Nova Star

    Сарын өмнө

    The way Austin said X-Files when SCP was right there💀

  • Lee Hampton

    Lee Hampton

    Сарын өмнө


  • invexcium games

    invexcium games

    Сарын өмнө

    Matpat ad for big change before video, nice

  • Ꭱite


    Сарын өмнө


  • That one guy you saw in the comments

    That one guy you saw in the comments

    Сарын өмнө

    Ok x13

  • RegularPit


    Сарын өмнө

    Damn I love this game.

  • Moira Blair

    Moira Blair

    Сарын өмнө

    Hey Austin pleaser make an Adventure Time theory

  • Milkshake Draws

    Milkshake Draws

    Сарын өмнө

    That moment when you got an ad featuring MatPat, when you’re watching game theory:

  • Pjs raven

    Pjs raven

    Сарын өмнө

    I am really confused do these guys share a channel

  • Star Scapes

    Star Scapes

    Сарын өмнө

    Matt please do a video on Ahti

  • Thewebb 12

    Thewebb 12

    Сарын өмнө

    I don't care about spoilers 😜

  • Staff Bearer

    Staff Bearer

    Сарын өмнө

    Austin: Jessie and Dylan are the same person
    Me: transgender.
    * Dylan talks about his first dream *
    Me: Ok, now I REALLY think this is transgender.
    Am I the only one who thought that?

  • ReBoot


    Сарын өмнө

    Getting to know and to understand one's subconscious impulses, as well as learning to accept them and live with them, is actually a real useful part of therapy.

  • MuzDog


    Сарын өмнө


  • MuzDog


    Сарын өмнө


  • Mahmood Mohanad

    Mahmood Mohanad

    Сарын өмнө

    Really wow
    It had been 2 years ❓
    Damn these years passing really really fast

  • BatalionHunter


    Сарын өмнө

    huh I just assumed that the adults disappeared because jesse used the projector to trap the bully's and adults in other slides and that's why she burned the slides

  • Elijah

    Elijah "DG III" McElroy

    Сарын өмнө

    Wow. This is really deeply thought out and i love it. It’s now my personal head canon

  • jack patton

    jack patton

    Сарын өмнө

    This game has been in my recommended for a while.
    This video pushed me to buy it.
    It's bloody incredible, and I'm so glad I avoided that spoiler.
    Playing this game blind hits so good.

  • Sh1n1gam1


    Сарын өмнө

    I've been curious for a while now. What is the song used in the intro for this video?

  • Shawn Neufeld

    Shawn Neufeld

    Сарын өмнө

    How about a quantum break episode

  • Samuel Augsburger

    Samuel Augsburger

    Сарын өмнө

    1:58 onward felt like I was watching an episode of Beyond Belief with Jonathan Frakes

  • Alex Demirov

    Alex Demirov

    Сарын өмнө

    This is an excellent video and it builds up the lore of the game amazingly.

  • Isaac Becker

    Isaac Becker

    Сарын өмнө

    Explaining Control to someone who's never played it: scuffed SCP foundation shenanigans

  • Jacob


    Сарын өмнө

    Really??? Spoilers? You should've said so....... :|

  • Seb Tube

    Seb Tube

    Сарын өмнө

    Alt Title: This Is Gonna Happend In Control 2 | Her Secret Shadow | The Lost War

  • ThePavilion76


    Сарын өмнө

    Install it on an SSD, the loading screens take a long time, and if you are like me you will be dieing a LOT! Maxed health, used "assist mode" to further reduce damage by 20% and there were several times I rage quit, mostly because I didn't want to wait another 1-3 minutes for a loading screen again. I somehow always died very, very fast.

    • Ghost Nebula

      Ghost Nebula

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      Had the same problem.

  • Jonah Tarlo

    Jonah Tarlo

    Сарын өмнө

    yes please figure out what Ahti is! btw I finished control a few hours ago.

  • gene sia

    gene sia

    Сарын өмнө

    D-does Austin not know about the SCP foundation???

  • Nikki Orr

    Nikki Orr

    Сарын өмнө

    one of these days I''ll finally finish it and be able to watch this video

  • Alex Zitro

    Alex Zitro

    Сарын өмнө

    Funny…I actually did what you told me…I stopped the video, played the game, just finished and now I’m back…what I miss??

  • Karen Himura

    Karen Himura

    Сарын өмнө

    QUESTION THEN: off-topic but could this be the reason of the belief in 'shadow work' in some pagan beliefs? to know the shadow, to work with your shadow, your hidden parts, to become a better person/practitioner and take care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually? could be another aspect they took into account with it being a supernatural game and saw the connection between science and supernatural belief?

  • asylum fan 2021

    asylum fan 2021

    Сарын өмнө

    Alan wake wrote the whole game in order to makes Jessie find him and save him from the darkness(that dark thing which is another object of power in that lake in alan wake game or last control dlc) so he can stop it before it spread around the world but it's too late in next game the whole world will enter the nightmare

  • ShadowClaw


    Сарын өмнө

    Ok but what about Control , Alan Wake and Quantum Breake being connected

  • Emanuel Torres

    Emanuel Torres

    Сарын өмнө

    I know its really late but can you pls do a theory on the elder scrolls?

  • Daeshuan Weston

    Daeshuan Weston

    Сарын өмнө

    I.learned a shite ton from this video. Thank you soooo much.

  • Josh Reid

    Josh Reid

    Сарын өмнө

    Austin... I don't know a single thing about this game other than telekinesis shenanigans... As of 2:30, you have my attention, and I love how your calm, "Let's go." made me shiver.

  • will wagner

    will wagner

    Сарын өмнө

    I think the part you got wrong was Jessie was the shadow of Dylan. She was a creation from a lonly little boy looking for a big sister to protect him. This would help explain how Jessie got away, she wasn't on any of the records. Also it seams like the things that happen to them make a little more sense if the memory's were a boy. The things like violence, and being left alone playing in a big junk heap are more things associated with boys then girls. Then when the hiss was growing in power her own power would call her to try and save her real body trapped inside.
    That would also explain why she wasn't infected until she was in contact with Dylan for a time, he was infected but she wasn't enough of a real person to be infected.
    Also explains how she can quickly gain such control over the objects so fast. She is also an anomaly so resonating with the objects is much easier.
    I think that mite also explain why Anti likes her so much, he too in a way is just an anomaly and can see it in her.

    • will wagner

      will wagner

      Сарын өмнө

      @ShadowClaw Yes but After and to convince her it didn't happen.

    • ShadowClaw


      Сарын өмнө

      Wasn’t there was audio tape of Jessie talking with therapist

  • Eero Rantanen

    Eero Rantanen

    Сарын өмнө

    This video came out literally 2 days after I started playing Control for the first time, so I had to speedrun through the entire game to watch this without being spoiled, only for me to forget this video's existance for a month



    Сарын өмнө

    4:00 i prefer to say it is the scp foundation of america only, or the part of FBI for anomalus if you kwon about groups of interest

  • Paragon


    Сарын өмнө

    Please do quantum break

  • Nightmare Bön Bön!

    Nightmare Bön Bön!

    Сарын өмнө

    That's me right there-

  • Tetra Sky

    Tetra Sky

    Сарын өмнө

    and that's a theory, a GAME theory.

  • Not Harry

    Not Harry

    Сарын өмнө

    i really love Control, thanks for the video!

    • Not Harry

      Not Harry

      Сарын өмнө

      oh my god they already have a recap in the video and i just watched a 10min recap vid, after playing control for 5 hours what a waste of time

  • WolfAssassin999


    Сарын өмнө

    me playing the game. "Did he suicide." Also me."So he was shot by a floating gun?!?!"



    Сарын өмнө

    Seure Contain Protect

  • Streamer Yasi

    Streamer Yasi

    Сарын өмнө

    Austin uploaded this video right when i finished Control that time, waited this long to watch it xD

  • Random Duck

    Random Duck

    Сарын өмнө

    I started playing control but didn’t really enjoy it too much so I stopped, but I love watching theories.
    I have a problem

  • Light Knight

    Light Knight

    Сарын өмнө


  • mohamed elsheikh

    mohamed elsheikh

    Сарын өмнө

    Soooo. the SCP foundation?

  • MrBoom_Doom:}::


    Сарын өмнө

    Bad man

  • Darrin Gray

    Darrin Gray

    Сарын өмнө

    I hope you can do more of this

  • Mr. Wisk

    Mr. Wisk

    Сарын өмнө

    spoilers surprised pikachu face

  • Harry Potter Mega fan 1

    Harry Potter Mega fan 1

    Сарын өмнө

    Persona and shin magamitensei fans rise up and salute the psychologist that brought us personas and shadows, the metaverse and the Velvet room. Carl Jung

  • The Stranger Sound

    The Stranger Sound

    Сарын өмнө

    After finishing this game just a couple days ago, I am absolutely happy to find that my personal theory isn't just mine xD

  • nookleer


    Сарын өмнө

    I have to tell you.. often I feel some of these are just fun, wacky conjectures.. but I think you are 100% right on this one.

  • Brian Quintero

    Brian Quintero

    Сарын өмнө

    Where mat pat

    • Tegan


      Сарын өмнө

      Austin hosts twice a month. He has done that for a decade. This is nothing new.

  • Alexis Bagacina

    Alexis Bagacina

    Сарын өмнө

    Just curious though, will can this type of theory can be connected to the movie titled "A Monster calls" how the monster act some what his subconscious or shadow

  • Gingerfrost


    Сарын өмнө

    Nooooooo he brought up Alan wake and ran away. Come back, Alan wake is awesome...... Come back.

  • Ryan Taylor

    Ryan Taylor

    Сарын өмнө

    Please make more videos. Like one a week

  • Tristan Connor

    Tristan Connor

    Сарын өмнө

    Red green and yellow is Matt Pat blue is Austin What I mean by this is the color of the text on the thumbnail

  • Major Ghoul

    Major Ghoul

    Сарын өмнө

    Here's a fun idea for a Science of video, would it be possible for machines to run on blood like in Ultrakill?

  • Neta Hamiel

    Neta Hamiel

    2 сарын өмнө

    sorry for the nitpick but the slide projector is an Altered Item, not an Object of Power...

  • Timothy McKane

    Timothy McKane

    2 сарын өмнө

    I just beating the game last night, and I didn't even know that you can actually talk to Dylan (which I didn't actually do sadly).

  • Sheesh Media

    Sheesh Media

    2 сарын өмнө

    if you wanna see your shadow try shrooms maybe lol

  • Kinos141


    2 сарын өмнө

    Since not looking at a fridge can suck you into a alternate dimension, anything is possible.

  • TheCheesenPanzer


    2 сарын өмнө

    Video 5 of posting about otamatone lore

  • Lenta Jzx

    Lenta Jzx

    2 сарын өмнө

    This game is well put together.
    It got me hook right away it was really really intriguing!💪🏽

  • Damon Mackwood

    Damon Mackwood

    2 сарын өмнө

    Stepping through my shadow
    Coming out the other side

  • That one Cod guy

    That one Cod guy

    2 сарын өмнө

    Wheres richest characters in gaming part 3?

  • rizzy


    2 сарын өмнө

    i want to play this game but even with my rig i cant run it without having 30 fps :(

  • nicholas garrett

    nicholas garrett

    2 сарын өмнө

    Amazing theory

  • Scott Feng

    Scott Feng

    2 сарын өмнө

    *Persona 5 has entered the chat*

  • Asdrubal Leon

    Asdrubal Leon

    2 сарын өмнө

    I love this game! there's a lot of unexplained stuff but that's what makes it exciting