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
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  • Lina Small
    Lina Small

    What about the fact you can respawn the elder dragon

  • Connor West
    Connor West

    Lol my middle name is Jean :0

  • Sussy Boy
    Sussy Boy

    so your quite off on detail let me explain the survival, the hunters killed the other ender dragons they did, but the enderman protected the last egg, wich was fertalized. then enderman built the towers with the end crystals for the ender dragons baby survival to, they fed the ender dragon THERE FOOD for the ender dragons survival. thats more detail for ya.

  • K1-B0 / KEEBO
    K1-B0 / KEEBO

    One thing I want to note it that you can respawn the ender dragon by place end crystals on the bedrock thing in the middle of the area

  • Nememe

    I came for a entertainment, got preachy environmental messenge. Nice

  • Skeppy fan _
    Skeppy fan _

    Matpat do deltarune chapter 2!!!! pls

  • Arjun Sunil
    Arjun Sunil

    Huh. wait a second. you can respawn the ender dragon using end crystals. As you said they are capable of building Obsidian towers and end crystals, They could have tracked down the other sites where they have previously killed them and build obsidian towers and respwan the dragons. Maybe its because they didn't know this, they lacked the materials needed or a combination of both

  • Abnormal Rocks 🪨
    Abnormal Rocks 🪨

    People of the internet what if, what if that one Netflix Minecraft story is actually the past and is the past of the EnderMen. What if the fact that the main character (aka the person were playing) has a pet pig is a hint to the zombie pigmen

  • Rami Jamleh
    Rami Jamleh

    we can re spawn it ?

  • amirmahdi HOHO
    amirmahdi HOHO

    i can say just one thing that me or my friends don't play minecraft to kill dragon or end the game and i don't realy care about endermans or dragons so pls stop and make vidoe about other games it is realy cringe to make story for a game that dosen't have -_-

  • Okami no Tamashi
    Okami no Tamashi

    Mat: African elephants Also Mat: *showing image of an Asian elephant*

  • Fallen King
    Fallen King

    Anyone remember Ronni ;-;

  • Lindsey Williams
    Lindsey Williams

    Is the elytra wings from the end secret on or phantoms because u use phantom membrains to repair elytras

  • Lemuel, The Aided One
    Lemuel, The Aided One

    The Dragon Egg can hatch by rebuilding the End Crystals. Play Minecraft more.

  • Joey Miteff
    Joey Miteff

    You can respawn the dragon using end crystals

  • Andrew Milligan
    Andrew Milligan

    I feel like people are forgetting a key feature. The ender dragon can be respawned by end crystals. The dragon is actually an infinite being but can only be one at a time (at least by the time we are playing). But theres also something else bugging me. An eye of under is created by an ender pearl, but if the ancient builders are the ones who made these crystals... where did they get the ender pearl? The ghast tear makes sense but the ender pearl doesnt


    Also I think the dragon was preserved because SOMETHING is in the void (that explains why you take damage in void) and the dragon protected the end from the thing

  • Someone Someone
    Someone Someone

    HEY GUYS, TODAY WE WILL BEAT MINECRAFT BY accidentally exploding the entire end with the nuke mod, BUT HEY, THAT DRAGON IS STILL ALIVE

  • Friend’s

    But Matt Pat you missed something you can respond the ender dragon all you have to do is place in crystals where the portal is in the boom another end of dragon maybe that’s why we still see one in the end we get there

  • Logan Roussey
    Logan Roussey

    You know if you have 4 end Crystal's and put it on the 4 sides of the portal in the end you can hatch the egg

  • LJ_Dude

    The egg can hatch by using the crystals though... What's your theory on that? Is it maybe just a reincarnation of Jean using the genetic material of the egg or something?

  • Jianlu Zhu
    Jianlu Zhu

    how can we respawn the dragon then hmmm pretty sus there matpat

  • XTra Saus
    XTra Saus

    You brought up a point in this video that has made me reconsider your ancient humans become endermen theory. If the ancient humans that went to the end built the crystals for the enderdragon, then that means they needed eyes of ender. Eyes of ender can only be crafted with ender pearls, which are only dropped by killing endermen. How did they build the crystals if they become the enderman that are needed to kill to craft them to begin with?

  • E

    Hey Matt, Jerry call and uhh, he wants his bee movie quote back.

  • Suzanne Gibson
    Suzanne Gibson

    what if hero brine was a survivor of the ancient builders

  • Kendrick

    hold a fricking second why can we respawn but those builder guys cant

  • Benjamin Cooper
    Benjamin Cooper

    I know I’m late but I think the builders wiped out the dragons long ago. Think about what we know about them. They have some control over life and death and they’re experts when it comes to building cybernetic organisms if the Guardian is anything to go by. Then we have a dragon, that’s energised by manmade crystals forged from tears of souls, that’s immune to poison, wither and everything except instant damage, and dragon heads which are activated by redstone. I think the builders killed the last dragon, and realising their mistake, they used what they had to build their own.

  • Lickow3

    Who can kill the last dragon the fastest

  • FrogBaby

    *screams in bee movie reference*

  • Laurel Pratt
    Laurel Pratt

    Speed runners:exist. Game theorists: im going to ruin this guys whole career.

  • Fazbear_Fighter

    you can hatch the egg...

  • Savio Rayan
    Savio Rayan

    What about respawning the dragon

  • Devansh Kumar
    Devansh Kumar

    I think elytra was made of phantom

  • MidoRick

    If they could defeat the dragon, then why they did not escape from the End?😐💔

  • Jazzy king Jack
    Jazzy king Jack

    I have a question for film theory how big is the rat in Lady and the tramp cause rats can be big but I'm wondering how big is the rat in that classic movie. Or even if it is a rat at all I'm just curious.

  • _ ThishIshNicky _
    _ ThishIshNicky _

    I just thought of something, Ik it’s nothing about the dragon but here. What if the piglins are not afraid the blue fire but the souls in the soul light? My theory is that the souls of the ancient builders that tested on the pigs by mixing a builder’s and a pig’s soul and turns into a piglin? The nether is like heck so maybe the builders did something really bad to them. And the reason why the piglins aren’t afraid of the other undeads is because they don’t recognize them. (What do you think?)

  • Asriel Dreemurr
    Asriel Dreemurr

    *The Ender Dragon attacks. |Fight| |Act| |Item| |

  • Super Mayonnaise
    Super Mayonnaise

    Maybe they were farming the dragon, keeping Jean alive for eggs to hunt and keep the population up?

  • Cat’s n gaming 2407
    Cat’s n gaming 2407

    Mat pat could u do a theory about why basalt is the one the few blocks that are in the nether and over world

  • princess Pizza
    princess Pizza

    I have a question what does the gas play in this so video saying they kind of like machines and that they were humans that's why they're crying I'm an evil overlord or something but why and how

  • Will Reese
    Will Reese

    I thought if you leave the egg in the end the enderdragon respawns

  • tomi graphictee
    tomi graphictee

    thats it im making an ender dragon family mod no more extinction for them

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  • Bam Jam
    Bam Jam

    if emeralds are so rare to find in minecraft, then why do villagers have so many?

  • AveragePuroEnjoyer

    Damn, that got emotional

  • gamer3000

    Me:plays minecraft for 8 years and never beat the ender dragon 😞 Also me when i see this video :🥶💪😎(😞)

  • GALAXYS Gaming Tips
    GALAXYS Gaming Tips

    Me: the ender dragon being my most favorite boss. my friend: wither beats ender dragon


    what if amethis geods are metors and befor 1.17 there was volcanic eruption and as the time passed volcanic ash turned into tuff

  • Azath0th

    But what about the ritual to hatch another dragon?

  • Soup Frog
    Soup Frog

    But the egg can be fertilized by the crystals

  • Mad Lumine
    Mad Lumine

    Bruh we could summon one when we could Jean

  • OPHardcoreDude

    the ender dragon is immune to all status effects and also gets healed by its crystals. when the crystals are destroyed, the ender dragon cannot be healed anymore. it only attacks the player, no matter how many mobs attack it. the ender dragon has a certain path that it always take. it goes through the obsidian pillars, flies around them, then perches, no matter how low it's health is. also, the dragon head can be powered by redstone... this makes me wonder whether or not the dragon is actually alive, or whether its a robot programmed by the ancient builders to attack anyone who wanted to follow them. the end crystals also act like batteries to power it.

  • Lorc

    you can respawn the dragon

  • เอกรัตน์ มาร์ติน เลขที่ 15
    เอกรัตน์ มาร์ติน เลขที่ 15

    Uhh you can hatch the egg using crafted end crystals soo yea

  • Erimakishigi

    Mat: this is the last dragon Me: **use 4 crystal and summon it back**

  • Jimmyeeye

    Question u know u can revive a dragon is that still jean?

  • Corvidash Game
    Corvidash Game

    If she's the only one then (I guess unless the egg hatches) the species was already doomed to end with her.

  • yeet me far
    yeet me far

    This makes me feel better about not beating the game for 6+ years

  • Ish Pen
    Ish Pen

    Normal people: “ee-lye-tra” Other people: ”eh-lee-tra” MatPat (5:26): “eh-li-tra”

  • EEizDaBest

    This video: Jean is the last of her kind Me after slaying the ender dragon: *places 4 end crystals in specific places to revive the dragon*

  • Thor isme
    Thor isme

    Or the pillars and dragon were placed there to present something evil from following the builders into the end.

  • Kocoa158

    couldnt the builders just summon more dragons

  • Android227

    wait we can hatch the egg. If we place 4 end crystals around the home portal it will hatch the egg. It will give you the achievement "The End again?"

  • Romijn

    What about being able to respawn the dragon?

  • Hanjia

    Can you do a vid on the theory that ghasts are from the over world?

  • Eli Anthony Productions
    Eli Anthony Productions

    Wait what if you revive the dragon

  • Chip _7272
    Chip _7272

    the bee movie opening at the begining is amazing

  • outerdell gaming
    outerdell gaming

    Wait what if the world border is the ancient civilization keeping the part of the world you live on safe from the threats of youre part of the world and the wither

  • ValiMali DUDU
    ValiMali DUDU

    You forgot the most important part... you can revive Jean with ender crystals....

  • Aiden Prieto
    Aiden Prieto

    You said creepers arent scared of cats there scared of hurting them and fhat there built in a video. You may be right that the civilization worshiped cats because look at the jungle temple

  • Mitchel Raziel
    Mitchel Raziel

    Sorry bra. Good start but you missed a key detail. You can re-summon the dragon with those Ender Crystals at the portal fountain. If the dragon can be re-summoned after you kill it and get your Elytra, wouldn't it be more "Minecraft" for that to be a dragon farm FOR materials BY the builders?

  • Doge

    I think what happened is that they began farming ender dragons. The Minecraft lore loves souls and experience, the main way of obtaining the experience being slaying any living creature (besides newborn creatures). The bigger the better. Knowing this it would make sense if they wanted to gain exp to grow even more powerful. Becoming absurdly powerful. I doubt the ancient builders cared much about the way others felt or oppression. They showed in the past their brutality to piglins. TLDR: The ancient builders wanted a massive exp farm, harnessing the souls of the dragons to their personal gain.

  • Nightlight

    How did they get the bedrock?

  • Aquafrost 25
    Aquafrost 25

    Mat Pat pls make a theory about the origin of the ghast in the nether

  • Yat Fei Elise Pui
    Yat Fei Elise Pui

    I think the Ender Dragon could be man-made or something, because a dragon's head can be activated by a redstone block, the Ender Dragon can't have the wither effect, and the Ender Dragon can't take damage from the Void. Also, did you actually see this comment?

  • RKD

    You can respawn the dragon with end Crystal in a certain pattern around the egg

  • The Wrench
    The Wrench

    Dude the bee movie was my childhood thank you for the callback

  • Jack8330

    You can respawn it so couldn't they just spawn another one

  • Hooded Warrior
    Hooded Warrior

    yo the thing about the dragon being the last. YOU CAN SPAWN THE DRAGON IN MULTIPLE TIMES

  • Arytiss kaldaka
    Arytiss kaldaka

    Just found something interesting, in the Basalt deltas in the neather, if yu listen to the music/ambiance, you hear a giger meter going off every so often, hints at radiation in those areas? a bit odd

  • Quadruple H
    Quadruple H

    Please do the ghast lore. I’ve heard so many theories from so many people about it I wonder what the legend thinks about it.

  • HÜG∅

    Ghast tears have healing properties they are used for regeneration potions and end chrystals that heal the dragon

  • Kweebec Corner
    Kweebec Corner

    Who's gonna tell him you can respawn the dragon/hatch the egg with 4 end crystals?

  • ツCrypt3d

    cant you respawn the dragon??

  • Rapid Paladin
    Rapid Paladin

    Matpat what if ender dragon also have a mechanical part too them, considering the fact that the heads reaction to redstone. More specifically Redstone torches placed by them

    • Rapid Paladin
      Rapid Paladin

      Unless redstone isn't electronically based, but magically based

  • The James11
    The James11

    Hey, what about the end crystals reviving the dragon? Ps: can’t some of the reptiles reproduce asexually?

  • Jervis Angelo Pitao
    Jervis Angelo Pitao

    Rest in peace Jean 😔✌️

  • Sai Yandapalli
    Sai Yandapalli

    Plot twist: Daedalus made the Elytra

  • Emonticon Gaming
    Emonticon Gaming

    Question. What about being able to repair Elytra with the Phantom drops? Shouldn't that mean something as well?

  • Aaron Jonah
    Aaron Jonah

    What about the fact that you can respawn the dragon? Any ideas?

  • Álvaro Rubianes
    Álvaro Rubianes

    I like the part where you say the Builders became dragon hunters, but I don't think Jean is a normal dragon. The ender crystals not only heal her, but also can be used to summon her once again. Her body also explodes upon defeat, so it's unlikely that, if all the other ender dragons were the same species as her, then the Builders wouldn't have any corpses from wich to take the dragon heads and the elytra. My theory is that, somehow, the Builders either constructed Jean from scratch or binded an existing powerful dragon with the ender crystals to act as an eternal guardian of the End. That, or Jean is some kind of dragon god adored by endermen and Builders alike. But hey, that's just a theory. A GAME THEORY. Also, the dragon hunting part makes a lot of sense when you consider how much experience killing Jean gives. If the other ender dragons gave even half the experience upon death, no wonder why the Builders brought them into extinction...

  • The Daranesian Confederation
    The Daranesian Confederation

    Second theory: The endermen want to get back to the overworl and learn about a prophecy that could open the reverse portal, by killing all ender dragons, they almost succeed but either the dragon takes protective measures and starts opressing the endermen or they decide for whatever reason jean must live.

  • Lonely Kraken
    Lonely Kraken

    Have you thought about why Steve is the only one left from the ancient race of builders?


    Yes very sad. Anyway...

  • Luc1d_

    POV: you respawn the ender dragon with end crystals

  • abdul debo
    abdul debo

    Do you see how the dragon mechanically explodes? And how it could be powered with redstone, it was engineered to rule the lands of the End. SO I dont understand.

  • Kristian Ago
    Kristian Ago

    Now make a video explaining how we can bring the ender dragon back to life we've ender crystal after we kill the dragon ( if you don't know we can surround the portal with ender crystal and revive the dragon )

  • Error 7856
    Error 7856

    But you kann Spann a new ender dragon with 4 endcristals, you lonely new to place the endcristals on the endportal

  • The Impasta Gamer
    The Impasta Gamer

    what if the jean is a robot made by the builders because they wiped out the entire species and that's why the heads move when placed on top of redstone? The fact that you can't put a nametag on her and can't spactate her P.O.V. also supports this theory

  • Thatone_Jade Lady
    Thatone_Jade Lady MAT *EXPLAIN*