Game Theory: Minecraft, Do NOT Kill The Ender Dragon!

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Welcome back to our deep dive into the lore and history of Minecraft. Today, we are going all the way to the The Ender Dragon. We are talking about the Ender Dragon. Have you ever wondered how or why it is there? Why do we have to hunt it to win? Well, it's a lot more of a tragic story than you would guess. Or maybe you've watched the rest of our Minecraft Lost History series and you KNOW it is going to be sad. Theorists, we need to SAVE the Ender Dragon!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: AbsolutePixel, Dan "Cybert" Seibert, and Pedro Freitas
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The Game Theorists
  • 《 Happy Eggo 》

    《 Happy Eggo 》

    10 цагийн өмнө

    But like- when you put the end crystals next to the egg it then hatches ( i think )

  • Tiggler mc

    Tiggler mc

    16 цагийн өмнө

    one thing that i feel like a lot of people forget is that you actually can respawn the dragon in survival mode without cheats with the egg. it doesn't change this theory much but it is possible to use the dragon egg to respawn the dragon with 4 end crystals. just putting it out there. people do it all the time. I've done it in a few survival worlds. there's even an achievement you can get for killing the dragon twice

  • TroyGames4910


    16 цагийн өмнө

    But Mattpat you can revive the dragon using 4 ender crystals

  • Scoops Of Creed

    Scoops Of Creed

    17 цагийн өмнө

    the dragon egg can actually be hatched with 4 end crystals

  • PogPhlogPyro14


    20 цагийн өмнө

    you never really talked about if the Ender dragon was like a Komodo dragon being it can asexually reproduce through Parthenogenisis

  • Shairne Shadowfell

    Shairne Shadowfell

    20 цагийн өмнө

    what about the method of respawning the ender dragon, how do you think that ties into lore?
    (also it is possible to have multiple enderdragons at once)

  • the skeleton

    the skeleton

    21 цагийн өмнө

    I thought the ender dragons name was Jessicea. Also, when will you make a new channel like, nature theory?

  • Roy


    Өдрийн өмнө

    R.I.P Jean the Ender Dragon
    Born 2011 Died: when ever the player killed her

  • cyber0mega


    Өдрийн өмнө

    the ender dragon cant land bcuz its front legs are broken

  • Prince Villanueva

    Prince Villanueva

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Please remember these are Theories.Game theories...

  • Lmowni


    Өдрийн өмнө

    But you can always use end crystal to respawn the dragon. The ancient builder could have done that to the other ender dragons. Can you make this clear?

  • ollugamer


    Өдрийн өмнө

    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?

  • Dragobro04


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I miss the matpat cut-out

  • Jodie Beauchamp

    Jodie Beauchamp

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The guys are the team from minecraft story mode

  • The asomer pro

    The asomer pro

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Mat how dose the player not die when he enter the nether if it can evaporate water in an instant but not hurt the player

  • THUNDER XJ Gaming

    THUNDER XJ Gaming

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Then how are we able to respawn the ender dragon

  • Fahad javed

    Fahad javed

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    You can respawn the dragon tho

  • Human Being

    Human Being

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    matpat slept on the fact that you can revive the ender dragon.

  • Antonio Carrera

    Antonio Carrera

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Are you ever gonna do a video about the fossils found in Minecraft? And the possible lore behind it?

  • ado the king

    ado the king

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Hmm i guess that the dragon heads are like very important cuz like the ancinet builders that ran to the nether killed many dragons but they didnt last to kill the final one

  • Stuart Cox

    Stuart Cox

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I different version of the theory I subscribe to.
    The ender dragon is enslaved by the builder to protect their dimension. That's why you can use the Crystal's to respawn the dragon.
    Also lines up with soul magic & artificial life surrounding the builders. Ghasts, wither skeletons, wither, guardians, Golems etc.

  • kenzie Simmons

    kenzie Simmons

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    There is a way to hatch the egg well technically you add 4 end crystals in the middle and add the egg in the middle

  • Justin Fleming

    Justin Fleming

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Well folks let's not forget that you can actually respawn the dragon with 4 end cristals and there is even an achievement for it

  • Morshed Islam Fahim

    Morshed Islam Fahim

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I think that the ancient builders split into 2 group's 1 who wanted the dragon to live turned into the Enderman and the other group was extinct.

  • André Filho

    André Filho

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    You can revive Jean use End Crystals, so why ONLY Jean?

  • Jay Jay

    Jay Jay

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    you know those heads in the shulker. yeah that thing. it's probably a creature that broke down and went into extra blocks that were made by the builders that are the hunters of the ender dragons when they first got to the end.

  • Moonfly Lune

    Moonfly Lune

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Moth’s really just have like small wings and big bodies

  • Wild vandee

    Wild vandee

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    It's the same with sharks were over fish for their fins and now we have over dozens and dozens of species of sharks which are now protected species and have have over a dozens and dozens Just to turn into food

  • sully the gamer

    sully the gamer

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    keep up the good work!!!

  • Runa ROO

    Runa ROO

    3 өдрийн өмнө


  • Melvin Casses

    Melvin Casses

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Me playing Minecraft: yay this is so fun!-
    *Watches 1 second of Game theory*: 😐😐😐😕🙁☹️😣😖😭

  • Christian Vazquez

    Christian Vazquez

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Matpat we can bring back the dragon if we kill it

  • Harry Wallgren

    Harry Wallgren

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    If you get eyes of ender from enderpearls and the end chrystals were made with an eye of ender how did the builders who became the endermen get enderpearls?????

  • Jaxson Lee

    Jaxson Lee

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    As a forensic student who switched to conservation out of pure passion.. I liked this video hahah

  • Sky Con

    Sky Con

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Extinction isn't always a bad thing. In Destiny, (nearly) all of the Ahamkara, or wish dragons, were hunted to extinction not to gain some kind of trophy or material, but because they had the ability to grant wishes (shocker, the wish dragons grant wishes). But this wish always came at a price. Either beneficial to the dragon or severally detrimental to the one making the wish. These things can even somewhat live PAST death. Their bones are capable of whispering and influencing those around it. They had to be hunted for the safety of mankind. The only (known) living Ahamkara left is Riven of a Thousand Voices, only because it was locked away in a physical place unknown by man, the Dreaming City, and it's catch in the last wish it gave was a repeated cycle in which it would come back to life after Guardians killed it. Giving the sheer power and destruction capabilities of the ender dragon, or I guess Jean, it's just as possible that these ancient people simply feared for their safety and wanted to eliminate, or at least drastically reduce to number of dragons due to the danger they presented. The dragon is a hostile mob. You could argue that's because it knows builders as hostile towards it, but again, it's just as possible that they were naturally hostile back then as well. If something start spitting fire, or whatever the dragon's breath really is, at me, I'm either running or fighting. As a species? That dragon is goin down, and every other one that does that same thing. As for the heads and wings, if you're gonna kill something, you may as well make use of its remains, right? Also, you're able to summon another dragon by placing 4 end crystals around the portal, sooooooooo how does that work into all of this? Maybe the dragons were farmed just like we do now, and Jean was just never killed before whatever event took out the builders.

  • Flower lake

    Flower lake

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    hey i think that the biuders kill every dragon and they say dudes i think we mess up and there was the last egg so they take care of the baby and so they make the end crystal

  • frim


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    they can kill so many ender dragons but not one wither

  • Buddy


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Wait but the enderdragon egg can “hatch” or brought back to life using the end crystals. What can this mean? Is this a backup plan to preserve the enderdragon incase someone killed it?

  • Chef BraydenT

    Chef BraydenT

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Me who has never killed the ender dragon:
    *"i'm four parallel universes ahead of you"*

  • Lorenzo Stephenson

    Lorenzo Stephenson

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I just came up with a theory that striders were the first pigs to enter the because they have very similar actions

  • 4 өдрийн өмнө

    Is that a bee movie musical reference?
    Or maybe just the bee movie.

  • Gaming with Kenny Me

    Gaming with Kenny Me

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Wait but can’t you revive the dragon with end crystals

  • ben


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    What are phantons and shulkers

  • Augustho Colla

    Augustho Colla

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    You:lots of lore.



    4 өдрийн өмнө

    HEY matpat what is Steve y can he respawn but the builders cant respawn so y can steve???

  • Lawens Saintias

    Lawens Saintias

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Ghasts are next

  • yes no

    yes no

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    now he’s gonna explain how the wither ended minecraft communism and found the cure to cancer

  • Snake 18

    Snake 18

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    How did the people get Perls for the eyes to get to the end

  • Just A Random Artist

    Just A Random Artist

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Pardon me are you bodyshaming the enderdragon?! How dare you?!

  • mist


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Jean from Genshin Impact: yeets enemies
    Jean from Minecraft: yeets the player
    Totally makes sense

  • Atanas Dimitrov

    Atanas Dimitrov

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    How come we can summon them with 4 ender crystals? If the builders could enchant items to change the world, wouldn't thir scientific achievement also find a way to make a dragon

  • Pokefanletsplayz


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    i think my favorite fact about the animal kingdom is that the ocean sunfish just says no to both logic and evolution and has so many babies that no matter what happens to them they’ll still have a sustained population

  • Camila Castillo

    Camila Castillo

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The ender dragon isn't extinct, even if you kill her. If you have enough end crystals and the egg you can revive her to fight again, so, in the end, there IS only one dragon but you can revive them it IS fertilized

  • RaGa Boi

    RaGa Boi

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    ok and? we should just make a new world

  • RaGa Boi

    RaGa Boi

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    end crystal: is that so?

  • Clayton CROWLEY

    Clayton CROWLEY

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Sounds like some dragon heart stuff



    5 өдрийн өмнө

    15 m millón sub huh now look 5 m more……what?

  • Jmyanne Castro

    Jmyanne Castro

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I now feel bad for the ender dragon

  • The Great Mook Mook

    The Great Mook Mook

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The Ender Dragon head is powered by redstone, maybe it's a machine. 🤔

  • KruziDula


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    bro no way, the wigs? drawogn??? ur lying.

  • KruziDula


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    i think ur wrong actually

  • Laith Shwaiat

    Laith Shwaiat

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    fun fact: you can hatch the ender egg by putting crystals on the portal

  • block


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    You're too late. 10 or 11 years too late.

  • Jack Wood

    Jack Wood

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    you cant say elytra properly

  • Nicholas Nieto

    Nicholas Nieto

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Can't you just respawn it?

  • Scarlet Beans

    Scarlet Beans

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Steve, you know what you have to do to the egg

  • Shadowfoxy3768


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Matpat: "there is only one dragon"
    Me: * crying my eyes out *

  • Utilizator


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    For me, the theory that they have hunted dragons near extinction and have realised their mistakes is too simplistic. Still, necesary for those who want to kill animals to have a trophy. They will think (or no) 2 times before doing that.

  • Reacts of Hafiz

    Reacts of Hafiz

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey matpat
    Do a clash of clans theory

  • NoobyTheCommenter


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Speedrunner status: psychopath.

  • Cringey Cookie!

    Cringey Cookie!

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    But i wanna get elytra

  • Cat Cake

    Cat Cake

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Why haven’t you done job simulator I’ve made a theory

  • Toby Memerson

    Toby Memerson

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    The dragon egg actually can hatch, you just need to place end crystals around the bedrock portal with the egg in the middle

  • springtrap


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    This man really just pronounced it elitra? What an idiot

  • incapable


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Why Can't We Sleep In The Nether???? Next Theory?

  • 6 өдрийн өмнө

    Well I just spent 3 weeks getting everything to defeat the ender dragon so yea I'm gonna go ahead and do that anyway I need my elytra

  • Nutzloser Youtubesuchti

    Nutzloser Youtubesuchti

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Ok, BUT HOW did they get the dragons head? If the dragon dies does the dragon explode in a firework of light and xp. So where did this heads came from

  • Buttercup The Tortoise

    Buttercup The Tortoise

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Are we gonna ignore the fact that the builders knew how to break bedrock. In the end on top of those big obsidian pillars, there’s a block of bedrock under each end crystal. HOW DID THEY KNOW HOW TO BREAK BEDROCK

  • Daisy smiley

    Daisy smiley

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    you can respon the dragen but when you kill it it dosnt drop a egg so it a mael

  • Tonix Gaming

    Tonix Gaming

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    her name is Bertha

  • bendingtwilight


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    the New Mexico whiptail lizard is an all female species so the elder dragon egg might be able to hatch

  • Choco Taco

    Choco Taco

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    If the dragon head is an explanation for pre-existing ender dragons it...sure is a shame that we dont get one when we kill jean. (Totally not an argument to the theory)

    • beeferoni


      6 өдрийн өмнө

      ur da's gay

  • superbroman


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    What is Steve who is steve

  • It's Me KingZet

    It's Me KingZet

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Why can the player re summon the ender dragon?

  • Martin Vazquez

    Martin Vazquez

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Cant you revive ender dragons with 4 end crystals?

    • beeferoni


      6 өдрийн өмнө

      you think you cant revive ur grandma with 4 meth crystals

  • Tyler McWeeny

    Tyler McWeeny

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Matt you forget the ritual to hatch the egg at least 10 times you even get an advancement the time you do it.

  • Usman ahmed

    Usman ahmed

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Fun fact:endermites are parasites that turned the ancient builders into ender men

  • Oliver go brrr!

    Oliver go brrr!

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Theory Question: Due to the fact that redstone and world generation works differently in Bedrock, would it be safe to assume that Minecraft Java and Bedrock are both set in a different universe? Unsure how this'll affect the Minecraft Lore though, since most implications would just be that Soul Sand contains more power in the Bedrock universe (because harder Wither boss fight), Bedrock's universe takes place on a far later time than Java (since the chances of abandoned villages are higher in Bedrock than in Java, iirc), and that the world is slowly deteriorating in Bedrock, because of the 'Farlands' millions / billions of blocks away which basically glitch out the game in the event you are in there...

  • The Wither

    The Wither

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Just pot a ender crystal and summon it again and kill it again

  • Familie Strkljevic

    Familie Strkljevic

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    My theorie: The shulkers are shells. Let me explane: The endermen dropps enderpearls, a shulker looks like a shell and pearls in the real world are comming from shells. A shulker looks like a shell too,and they can teleport like the endermen. So maybe the builders kill the shulkers to get the enderpearls.

  • Chocolateblocks Babobaegchi

    Chocolateblocks Babobaegchi

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    well now we know why endermen pick up blocks, they are nodding their head to their old ways and cultures

  • cynthia kangai

    cynthia kangai

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    When i play i will never kill jean plus i have never kill ed an ender dragon not a lie mostly i am in createive mod

  • Ronal Godinez

    Ronal Godinez

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I love your videos and thery

  • The Dying Android

    The Dying Android

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    My one problem with the theory is that the dragon can be summoned/hatched in the end by use of crafting the crystals and placing them around or on the pillars and the egg in the middle.

  • Mario Boy W

    Mario Boy W

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    The last ender dragon is protecting its egg so that it's species can live on. but then Steve kills it

  • Sav!


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    "Someone tried to protect the ender dragon by placing the end crystals"
    It obviously was Mumbo Jumbo, Peace, Love and Plants.

  • Another_trans_boy


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    i think it’s important to think about how defeating jean is the only way to leave the end. another really big thing is that you can revive her, so it pokes a lot of holes in this.

  • Dimond360 _

    Dimond360 _

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Remember that if you replace all the end crystals in the end you can resurect the dragon

  • Croustille Fraiche

    Croustille Fraiche

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Narrator: …The ender Dragon shouldn’t be able to fly. His wings are to small…
    Me: bruh.

  • Randomlyposts


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Dam this straight up made me cry 👁💧👄💧👁