Game Theory: This Cat KILLED The Human Race! (Stray)

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    Have you played the cat game yet? I'm amazed it took this long, honestly. In the game you play as a cat helping a world of robots fight a consuming threat called the Zurks. By the end - spoilers - you have saved the day. Except... you haven't. Maybe. That's what we are talking about today. Did the cat REALLY save the world? Let's find out!
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  • Felipe Prieto
    Felipe Prieto Před 3 měsíci +18487

    The theory of humans transferring their minds to the robots can also be confirmed by the fact that in the control room at the end of the game the robots there are still just emotionless robots even after so long.

    • JO4ªO
      JO4ªO Před 10 dny

      ye thats right

    • StoneBreaker639
      StoneBreaker639 Před měsícem

      @bagaboo They were but Doc was never Marty McFlys dad so I think it still has some value

    • Saturn Amused24
      Saturn Amused24 Před měsícem

      @bagaboo it seems like some are pretty old while others are more new

    • bagaboo
      bagaboo Před měsícem

      @StoneBreaker639 those charactors are a refrence to back to the future so the implied lore could just be there to be funny.

    • bagaboo
      bagaboo Před měsícem

      I allways thought they were just older models that dident have the capacity to be sentient

  • ChocoAbyss
    ChocoAbyss Před 3 měsíci +12010

    I like how everyone is talking about how wholesome the game is and how dark matpat made it seem, but the game was the one with the fleshy eyeball walls and the extinction of humanity.

  • Charles Morey
    Charles Morey Před 2 měsíci +357

    I just have a quick thing I would like to point out that might be a stumbling issue in Matpats theory: The Sun's UV light strength is WAY higher then our flashlight.

    • Roak Larson
      Roak Larson Před 2 dny

      My exact thought when he said it

    • Awesom1ser
      Awesom1ser Před 5 dny

      thats fine when the hives are hidden "tucked away from the sunlight" i believe mat pat said
      no city gets sunlight in every place
      the places that a city doesn't get sunlight is normally the sort of place that would be great for building a hive

    • StarSilverInfinity
      StarSilverInfinity Před 18 dny +6

      @Arshu shenta It means they wouldnt have to deal with the sun anymore as an issue to their expansion? Even if they dont like go full mind transfer they could use the robots as mobile transport to other regions to colonize

    • Arshu shenta
      Arshu shenta Před 18 dny

      @StarSilverInfinity and if they DID use robo bodies how would that help when they go outside

    • Arch Succubus Eclipse
      Arch Succubus Eclipse Před 20 dny +3

      Though that doesn't really help when most of the main hive is way out of the sun's reach.

  • Katherine T.
    Katherine T. Před 3 měsíci +1251

    I have a different theory actually regarding the zurk collective in the underground levels of the megastructure. While I do agree that they are not affected by UV light, I don't think they're as much of a threat per se. Another important fact that needs to be looked at is that, if they can consume plastics and metal, then why isn't there more structural damage down there? I think the answer is because the mega colony is composed of a form of zurk that cannot eat normally. Full eusociality: the smaller zurk you see are drones, the hunters, the ones that come back and bring food to the larger hive, which then uses the food to spawn more drones in order to feed itself. Without the UV sensitive drones/workers, the hive as a whole will starve.

    • Average artist
      Average artist Před měsícem

      I’m the thousandth like ✌️

    • Rosa Palamini
      Rosa Palamini Před měsícem +2

      @Chexpet because they know that the robot was once moving

    • Chexpet
      Chexpet Před měsícem +5

      @Rosa Palamini then why do we see them snacking on already dead robots? Wouldn’t they just lose interest once they stopped moving?

    • Shadow One
      Shadow One Před měsícem +1

      Yeah I like this theory more

    • Cringeworthy
      Cringeworthy Před měsícem

      @lim sowq that is so much more comforting 🙏

  • RetroChriz
    RetroChriz Před 3 měsíci +119

    I think a pretty simple explanation to why the eyes aren't affected would be that the UV light just simply isn't strong enough coming from a little lamp. Pretty sure the sun would be much stronger and another possibility could be that they simply require longer exposure to UV light in order for them to start taking noticeable damage.

  • Emi
    Emi Před 3 měsíci +467

    Also, in the ant village, there's a robot named Isaac sleeping on a couch, when you talk to him he's dreaming about "electric zurks everywhere", could kinda be foreshadowing for when the zurks learn from the robots and become them

    • Emi
      Emi Před 23 dny

      @SpaceStar Edits! the sun probably didnt get into the sewers though

    • SpaceStar Edits!
      SpaceStar Edits! Před 2 měsíci

      The zurks are all dead the got burnt/Exploded but who knows maybe they’ll come back

    • The Cherry Blossoms are Dying
      The Cherry Blossoms are Dying Před 2 měsíci +4

      Maybe or maybe not, but that really sounds horrifying

    • Victimi 66
      Victimi 66 Před 3 měsíci +62

      Not sure about that. It is clearly a reference to Blade Runner, as the original book was called something like "do androids dream of electric sheeps?"

  • Hoodie Horizon
    Hoodie Horizon Před 3 měsíci +2345

    Everyone: “why does matpat make a gruesome theory about a wholesome game”
    The wholesome game: the elite will destroy those beneath them, fleshy eye ball rooms, the death of the last human, giant bacteria that consumes everything, a cat getting injured badly multiple times

    • Lu
      Lu Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Munira similar levels of tragedy

    • Momy Zane
      Momy Zane Před 3 měsíci

      Here finally

    • Dylan
      Dylan Před 3 měsíci +1

      This can also be said for kirby games

    • badatsomerhing
      badatsomerhing Před 3 měsíci

      only twice on the injuries

    • Espeon Mistress
      Espeon Mistress Před 3 měsíci +4

      @Gentleman Charmander Bruh the cat can die on camera during your playthrough.

  • potatopouf
    potatopouf Před 3 měsíci +211

    i generally love lore, but this game was so heartwarming that I don't even care it just made me FEEL something and I loved it. it is an amazing game!

    • Henrik
      Henrik Před měsícem +1

      @lim sowq stray 2

  • Rhodesia Offical
    Rhodesia Offical Před 3 měsíci +80

    Yeah, cats be like that sometimes.
    Another thing we looked over is that how robots and the zurcs technically had access to the open world.
    The cat we played as just *fell down* into the underground world, he didnt bypass a lock that kept them.
    Regardless of Cat's action Zurcs would be the dominant species after all.

    • The Cherry Blossoms are Dying
      The Cherry Blossoms are Dying Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Anton Makarenko Yeah but, in the shadows, and really deep,I don't think they coexisted in the same world with the cats

    • Anton Makarenko
      Anton Makarenko Před 2 měsíci +4

      @barrriwa but still, some zurks were outside

    • Rhodesia Offical
      Rhodesia Offical Před 3 měsíci +4

      @barrriwa Ah my bad then, but still. It was just a matter of Zurcs tapping into B12s computer/city system. Just like they've done with that captured robo

    • barrriwa
      barrriwa Před 3 měsíci +13

      he did actually, b12 opened a locked door for him, the city was fully closed

  • Naomi Langevin
    Naomi Langevin Před 3 měsíci +17

    I think this theory could use some more depth. For example, while that day count might be accurate to the companion robots, that might not be accurate to "days" as we consider them. If the robots do not recall things properly, they might only know that day and night are things, and not how long they are. Especially when they have no access to the sun in order to track it by the sun. This could explain why so many "human" things still exist, why cats are still cats and not evolved into something new and why the sun hasn't changed at all. I would love to hear more theories based on that assumption!

    • DrToMcz
      DrToMcz Před měsícem


  • Mikołaj W
    Mikołaj W Před 3 měsíci +45

    You know, one thing does not make sense in your theory. The cat has fallen into the city through somewhere, and if I get it right (haven't played the game yet), travelled to the actual populated area through zurk territory, right? That means the zurk already had acces to the surface, so if they were actually intelligent enough to come up with that plan, they'd have done it already, or done it in the future regardless of whether B/12 openned the city to the surface or not. So... no, I do not believe the cute kitty doomed the world, because IF your theory is right then the world was doomed to begin with.

    • M. Douglas
      M. Douglas Před 2 měsíci +3

      Yes. Becoming robots has more uses than not dying in the sun. They wouldn't have waited for the city to open.

  • SuperWiiBros08
    SuperWiiBros08 Před 3 měsíci +2707

    I hope this game gets a sequel or DLC, there's so much room

    • Raichu Rama
      Raichu Rama Před 3 měsíci

      What the ###### hell

    • GWM
      GWM Před 3 měsíci

      @King Deschain There's already mods for that.

    • VALORthe1
      VALORthe1 Před 3 měsíci +2

      For once, I actually don't want a sequel or DLC. I think this game is perfect just the way it is. Like how I feel about almost everything nowadays, not everything needs a sequel. Some things are better left just existing by themselves and Stray is one of them

    • RichAudiosASMR
      RichAudiosASMR Před 3 měsíci

      The ending definitely leaves room for a DLC or even a Stray 2 with the game being as short as it is!

    • Nitherso
      Nitherso Před 3 měsíci

      I agree

  • That dude named Kevin
    That dude named Kevin Před 3 měsíci +17

    I like to think Stray, is an introductory game, into a possibly, and much bigger, franchise with answers to all our questions about the world Stray takes place

  • SugarPop 89
    SugarPop 89 Před 2 měsíci +5

    I did think about the fact that the sunlight won't be able to reach into the sewers and the zurks down there would still be able to exist and I also thought it was strange to see a companion melted into the wall but not eaten and hooked up to computers. So there may be definitely something to that. Maybe eventually the zurks will figure out how the companions work but it will take many years perhaps centuries. The eyes in the sewer walls genuinely scared me and that part was the creepiest part of the game.

  • Marsha Jelly
    Marsha Jelly Před 2 měsíci +4

    Damn, I like this theory so much.
    at first I thought Matpat gonna touch the question of "where are the human remnants? a.k.a. the bones" because, what if the zurks are not just zurks, but a new human sub-species that adapt by conjoining themselves with the zurks? That's why 1.21 GW UV light does not affect them at all, because we are able to withstand the sun better than the zurks.
    while B-12 and the companions are the remaining humans who went digital, what if the current zurks were the remnants of human species who evolved to adapt as the zurk's sub-species?
    this kinda explains how the zurks have the capability of intelligence to study the robot in the sewer, to get their ways into the network.
    You're welcome :)

    • Leagueminer6446
      Leagueminer6446 Před měsícem

      For me I think it's a connection of that meditating dude, seeing as he is also connected to a bunch of wires as well, it's possible that the bodies are just acting like cameras, especially since we are already expected and stuff

  • Hunter Hiebert
    Hunter Hiebert Před 2 měsíci +16

    “Everybody wants to be a cat.”
    “Because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.”

  • Lonely Sandwich
    Lonely Sandwich Před 3 měsíci +5552

    Matpat trying not to make innocent and adorable characters into mass murderers/universe destroyers for 5 seconds:

  • Syncringe
    Syncringe Před 3 měsíci +4

    I don't know whats more terrifying. In the game we basically allowed a hive mind to begin. One that may one day reach space and then some... Or the fact Matt hinted that we could end up responsible for the same damn thing.

  • Congele
    Congele Před 2 měsíci +4

    I've also wondered how is Doc the "father" of Seamus; I see it as two possible ways, one more plausible than the other. The first being that Doc would have built Seamus, but that just doesn't really feel right at all. But it aligns pretty neatly if they were actually father and son, humans who uploaded themselves into companions. That'd make a lot of sense!

  • WhAmen NooDles
    WhAmen NooDles Před 2 měsíci +2

    I had came to the same conclusion after playing stray that all the robots were human ones. The robots in the game act too human to not be and if b-12 did become a robot then whos to say that everyone in there followed suite. I heard they are making a second one so I hope it proves the theory and we get answers.

  • FlameSp33y AMV
    FlameSp33y AMV Před 2 měsíci +3

    What if B12 is actually evil and caused all this in the first place, but doesn't fully remember it until the end as you have to find all the memories. Multiple pods definitely proves others can upload their consciousness too. The all seeing eyes must have infiltrated robots and used the cat to get the door open at the end of the game. The Zurks don't want to consume metal because they literally live and are surrounded by it, so I think when they attack the robots, it's the humans inside the robots they are trying to get at, for many purposes.

  • Killua Uchiha
    Killua Uchiha Před 3 měsíci +14069

    Let's be honest, the fact that Mat can make a theory about a cat that just walks around a city just shows how quickly he's losing his sanity

    • Penitence
      Penitence Před 2 měsíci

      Nah this is normal on brand game theory. Losing his mind was him saying Wario was 10ft tall.

    • nairagar
      nairagar Před 2 měsíci

      that or deep down he has a grudge against his cat

    • McDonald’s Sauce
      McDonald’s Sauce Před 2 měsíci

      What do you mean losing he’s already lost it

    • Cyclonado Thunderclaw
      Cyclonado Thunderclaw Před 3 měsíci

      It IS a video game about a cat that just walks around a city... while learning about the shortsighted, anti-environmentalistic and poor-crisis-handling decisions that ultimately led humanity to extinction as a warning to the pivotal times we exist in.

    • gay beans
      gay beans Před 3 měsíci

      What sanity?
      Matpat has never had sanity

  • Lesbian Thespian
    Lesbian Thespian Před 4 dny

    This is the type of theory that makes me think, yeah you're technically correct that more humans could have uploaded their consciousness into the companion bots but I feel like that lessens and cheapens some of the emotional core of the story. One of the things that makes this game so beautiful and impactful is that the robots WERE able to evolve and be influenced by humanity and were able to develop language and culture and personality and creation. That even after humans themselves are gone our legacy and humanity can live on.

  • Professer Rowan
    Professer Rowan Před 8 dny +1

    The zurk controlling the Network and the doors can also be shown and confirmed all the way at the beginning of the game, when you fall down, the control panel for one of the doors flickers on and opens just enough for the first zurk we see to go underneath the door, also allowing us to begin the game, into the "Dead City"

  • Hailey Wheeler
    Hailey Wheeler Před 2 měsíci

    I am so glad that Mat made a theory about the darker side of the game! From my first playthrough, I always thought the ending of the game seemed a bit sinister and horrific! Well done as always

  • Nieroshai
    Nieroshai Před 2 měsíci +3

    I'm gonna say a hybrid of the theories is true; the monitors we saw flicker on _are_ B12 in his new city administrator role. However, the Zurks _are_ intelligent and using that robot towards sinister ends. From a writing perspective, that makes the most sense for sequel buildup. Both need to be true.

  • Russ M
    Russ M Před 3 měsíci +2784

    It's not just that the eye walls are incredibly disturbing, they're also sentient.. they actively control and release zurks in an attempt to stop whatever you're doing.. so if they needed the door to open, why would they be trying to stop you? 🤔 there's gotta be something deeper here that we're missing.

    • Noelle Rosella
      Noelle Rosella Před 2 měsíci

      That has always been a mystery to me because when the eyelids open to reveal the eyeballs and the zurks fall, it's almost as if they appear out of thin air... 😶🙄😲 Like, we know, they are alerted by the eyeballs to attack the cat but where exactly do they fall from? 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

    • BillDaKat
      BillDaKat Před 3 měsíci

      @FogTheGhost those sounds like music genres

    • shark Tenko
      shark Tenko Před 3 měsíci +1

      @General Society the wall wouldn't have the capability to even think about that

    • shark Tenko
      shark Tenko Před 3 měsíci +1

      I dont think th as it's the case, from all we have seen the zurks are food motivated, they dont have the mental faculties to think of anything else

    • Takuma 👻
      Takuma 👻 Před 3 měsíci +3

      i like this comment section, much big brain.

  • Touch. Me. I Will Turn You
    Touch. Me. I Will Turn You Před 3 měsíci +1

    One interesting theory that could be a mini theory if you ever make another Stray theory is that Doc is the only robot called a dad or even a mom or parent in the game. Literally no one else mentions their parents or their children other than Doc (Seamus' father), Seamus (Doc's son) and B-12 (a human). My guess is Doc is the only companion smart enough to be able to built a new companion,hence why he is called a parent and no one else is, he's the only genius inventor we see in the game who could make a new one.

  • Quinten
    Quinten Před 3 měsíci +1

    But weren’t the companion bots a form of AI? They were capable of learning, while the bots at the end of the game like the cleaners and such were just performing their tasks because they were programmed to.

  • Nick Poenisch
    Nick Poenisch Před 3 měsíci +1

    I love the detail of the biofilm monster being impervious to the UV rays, because in real life, when bacteria forms into biofilms, their slimy coating makes them impervious to antibiotics (also, the plaque on your teeth is also a biofilm, so brush your teeth, y'all!)

  • Akke Master
    Akke Master Před 3 měsíci +3

    I really appreciate the addition of subtitles. I hope to see them in future videos as well!

  • Anderson Rodrigo
    Anderson Rodrigo Před měsícem

    This theory blew my mind and pushed the game (that I loved) to another level.

  • LilNilbogBTW
    LilNilbogBTW Před 2 měsíci +1

    they should release a dlc for stray, where you explore an open world map and there could be hidden lore for matpat to talk about

  • Clash With Jonesy
    Clash With Jonesy Před 5 dny

    ok but interesting detail, at the higher level (the room you go into before entering the control room), there was a big sign that said it was 'wall 99'. That either means it's the 99nth part of the wall or there are other walled cities just like the one in Stray. Or maybe there's walled cities where humans are still alive and could've possibly ventured outside.

  • Kay
    Kay Před 3 měsíci

    I need matpat to give me biology classes. I'm sure he is the only one who is able to make me memorize this science stuff on the first try, oh my god

  • Creeper Galastic
    Creeper Galastic Před 3 měsíci +2781

    I feel like MatPat is giving the zurks more brain than they actually have. These thing literally lunge into pools of acid

    • Benjester
      Benjester Před 3 měsíci

      @Lance did they plug the robot in or did they catch a plugged in robot

    • Larkspur
      Larkspur Před 3 měsíci

      The zurks are like little minions that gather food. The eyes are the brain of the hive mind.

    • Spamton G. Spamton
      Spamton G. Spamton Před 3 měsíci

      @HE’S coming soon this is your theme song:

    • HE’S coming soon
      HE’S coming soon Před 3 měsíci +1

      Please guys, believe in Jesus ❤️. Doomsday is on the horizon. Believe Jesus is the Son of God. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Read the Bible!
      Try to repent of your sins. "If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Our Saviour Jesus Christ died so that we will live. Jesus said, "I'm the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". John 14:6.

    • a random researcher
      a random researcher Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Josh Groban ik but this isint about humans

  • Kendallonian
    Kendallonian Před 25 dny

    Huh... While I think you might be right about most things, I don't think it follows that the cat caused the destruction of humanity again. The zurk, as shown, were already figuring out how to occupy robot bodies before the cat opened the sky and burned half of them off the face of the city; why does opening the skylight do anything for them?

  • Stephy Steph
    Stephy Steph Před měsícem

    My idea was that even though the UV weapon didn’t work on the Zurk wall eyeballs….it was a weak weapon on a little drone. Extended exposure to the actual sun might cause more damage. They also said that stuff grows were Zurks are. If the zurks die off, that stuff might start to deteriorate as well.

  • 🎃XxAidxenX10 👻
    🎃XxAidxenX10 👻 Před 27 dny +1

    I love the game stray and this just made me love it more ❤

  • Lowlife 13
    Lowlife 13 Před měsícem

    Or having dynamic wall textures would be hard to program so it’s easier to keep them the same throughout the game instead of making your UV light be able to kill the bigger zurk

  • Naze the Eternal
    Naze the Eternal Před 3 měsíci +2839

    Fun little insight: Stray's cats have round pupils. Most small cats have vertical pupils because they're ambush predators. But a few have evolved round pupils instead, indicating that they've adapted to be better daytime chasers rather than nighttime ambushers. This could be in part a product of domestication, where cats are more likely to adapt to their owners' daytime schedules, and aren't pressured into the same ecological niche because humans protect and feed them.

    • choculus
      choculus Před 2 měsíci

      @Arospace Yeah, but in low-light cats still dilate their pupils to get more sensory information...

    • Dyego Eduardo Santos Silva
      Dyego Eduardo Santos Silva Před 3 měsíci

      @Danielle D Yes Yes, I know
      I live on a farm, so I get to see cows eyes very often, the I know how their eyes contract horizontally ( honestly I think they're are always just a narrow horizontal line, but it is difficult to analyze. If you look normally at them, they seem like they have round pupils, but looking closer [ very closer ] you can see they just a narrow line. So I can't say 100% they actually round up )

    • Adrien Starfaer
      Adrien Starfaer Před 3 měsíci +3

      I think it has more to do with the light level in the game. Cats' pupils dilate just like us, and when they're pupils are larger to take in more light in dark areas, they appear round. But if you look at them when they're looking outside and chittering at birds, their pupils are smaller and vertical.

    • Momy Zane
      Momy Zane Před 3 měsíci

      Here finally

    • kindred
      kindred Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Fuery and then start a "friendly" boxing match with there mates ;-;

  • Muhammed Karhan
    Muhammed Karhan Před 3 měsíci +338

    I loved that video! This game is so deep, I can't even tell if it's innocent or not. I never would have been able to afford to travel as much as I did without Mighty 🖖🏼 Travels 🤟🏻 Premium.

  • Yes yes,he doesn't have a point
    Yes yes,he doesn't have a point Před 3 měsíci +10

    ...I like how you make a simple,addictive,cute,wholesome and loving game into a very terrifying,not so happy,dark game

  • Vinicius Vici
    Vinicius Vici Před 3 měsíci +2

    I still think you should do a theory on the confusing and hidden lore of the "Night of the Full Moon" game, especially now that the "Memory in the Mirror" dlc is coming soon.

  • CATGURL 4254
    CATGURL 4254 Před 3 měsíci +1

    Hey Matpat! I know you’ve played The Stanley Parable, but have you ever made a theory on it? Just curious :)

  • Halimah Idowu
    Halimah Idowu Před měsícem

    For those watching this without context, play it yourself or watch a play through! Its awesome.

  • Ayllah Nikole
    Ayllah Nikole Před 2 měsíci

    The human conscious theory really gets me hyped because it connects to the movie “Chappie” where a robot builder finds a way to make a robot have a human conscious, then the robot finds out how to move a humans conscious to a robots body.

  • sxummr
    sxummr Před 3 měsíci

    For real I played this game thinking it was just a simple cat game and out of no where there was so much lore I think I found most of it I just had trouble piecing it together

  • Oli Newcomb
    Oli Newcomb Před 2 měsíci +1

    I would love a theory on Concrete Genie. It has a very similar vibe to this. I’d love to know more about the sketch book and the genies lore.

  • Cole Kiesler
    Cole Kiesler Před 3 měsíci +2019

    MatPat: “This cat killed the human race.”
    Also MatPat: “Cuteness is easily the biggest thing to never trust.”

    • Samuel Sagala
      Samuel Sagala Před 3 měsíci

      @bobby walls it's the opposite actually

    • bobby walls
      bobby walls Před 3 měsíci

      @Duriko ??? U mean I was unfunny or smth? IDK what you mean.

    • Duriko
      Duriko Před 3 měsíci

      @bobby walls I’m dead

    • Momy Zane
      Momy Zane Před 3 měsíci

      Here finally

    • bobby walls
      bobby walls Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Duriko wdym skull

  • Monkee Toe
    Monkee Toe Před 3 měsíci

    I hope there is a sequel to the game so we can know definitively. I mean why else would it end on a cliffhanger like that

  • A Weak Piece Of Toast
    A Weak Piece Of Toast Před 3 měsíci

    This seems like a thing that really is canon so I hope if it's the case they don't alter the following game. If it comes

  • Crrupted
    Crrupted Před 3 měsíci +4


  • Wise soldier
    Wise soldier Před 2 měsíci

    i never thought that matpat could take a cat game and make me prepare for a bacteria takeover

  • Brice Doncan ???
    Brice Doncan ??? Před 3 měsíci +2379

    The idea that the robots are actually human has a lot of validity like the fact that the cleaning robots on the top level don't have personality though they are probably the same age as the rest of the robots if not older because they actually have jobs

    • Wandering vagrant
      Wandering vagrant Před 3 měsíci +1

      @DethPandable im certain there's only 2 pods visable in the whole game maybe they have been eaten by zurks or are buried under trash

    • DethPandable
      DethPandable Před 3 měsíci

      @Wandering vagrant there's other pods like in b12's room scattered down in the slums

    • Wandering vagrant
      Wandering vagrant Před 3 měsíci +1

      Yes but if all the robots have humans in them than where are all the transfer pods

    • arī
      arī Před 3 měsíci

      @Radosław Czuj yes I agree. Some of the robots were reading books to learn how to be like humans.

    • Yongbokiee
      Yongbokiee Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Aesthetics if we're going with the timeline that this theory is true, the only answer that i can think of is that, those robots were made by humans to help them, then the robots that act like human just rashly poured their consciousness and memories to the robots, thats probably why the robots up there are just robots cause they were not human in the first place

  • Asher Animates
    Asher Animates Před 3 měsíci

    Hey, Matpat. I have a theory suggestion that I need to solve for science. The theory is: What is Kirby's actual size? It's said that he's only 8 inches tall, but in the most recent Kirby game, he's almost large enough to reach the hood of a car. What's up with that?

  • Nater Tater
    Nater Tater Před 11 dny

    I want more! This is so on point.

  • tess
    tess Před 3 měsíci

    i havent seen any comments appreciating the cat puns. truly a meowsterpiece!

  • Alexx
    Alexx Před 3 měsíci

    If they do make a part two it's obviously gonna be a long wait but its worth it

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache Před 3 měsíci +4562

    Game Developer: _let’s create a wholesome game while you play as a cat_
    MatPat: *Allow me to introduce my theory*

    • Noelle Rosella
      Noelle Rosella Před 2 měsíci

      "A GAME theory!" 😄😄😄

    • 네즈코7
      네즈코7 Před 3 měsíci +1

      tbf it aint really a "wholesome" game as you say. i mean, for sure you'll know why if you played the game / watch the gameplay. probably the wholesome you're talking about is the cat

    • LateTwenies
      LateTwenies Před 3 měsíci

      @HE’S coming soon no.

    • HE’S coming soon
      HE’S coming soon Před 3 měsíci

      Hey guys 🤝. Believe in Jesus Christ. He's coming soon

    • Momy Zane
      Momy Zane Před 3 měsíci

      Here finally

  • sora 🪐
    sora 🪐 Před 3 měsíci

    I like how I watched this over 3 times and find it very interesting even though I have never played stray and is not planning on playing it either

  • Random Dragon
    Random Dragon Před 3 měsíci +7

    Yeah, the wall eyes were super spooky, and there's probably a theory in there, somewhere-
    But it's kind of a stretch for Mattpat to see that and a robot on the wall, and use that to say the zurks are somehow intelligent- this theory feels rushed

  • Robert Tracey
    Robert Tracey Před 3 měsíci +1

    that was an interesting point but surely there would be a species of something wether it would be animal plant fungi or bacterium for example that would evolve to deal with the zurk, there are many hyper parasitoids in nature . The game has a lot of lore however so I can get why this theory has evidence behind it and is a great viewpoint.

  • Cyclonado Thunderclaw
    Cyclonado Thunderclaw Před 3 měsíci

    To me it kinda looked like the robot, for whatever reason, was uploading their consciousness to the network and the actual physical robot we see there is a blank robot with very basic functions (like being able to track a moving object with their head) waiting for a personality, functions, objectives, maybe a consciousness, etc. to be downloaded.

  • Asriel
    Asriel Před 3 měsíci +758

    The only opposition I have to the UV problem is that maybe the big eyes aren’t resistant to UV but remember that doc said that the little robot vessel isn’t made for a large power usage like the UV ray or sun so maybe there just isn’t enough power to make the UV strong enough to destroy those eyes

    • aka DoIphin
      aka DoIphin Před 3 měsíci

      7 million years worth of growth in darkness would destroy those bitches

    • Saturn Amused24
      Saturn Amused24 Před 3 měsíci

      @HE’S coming soon nice

    • HE’S coming soon
      HE’S coming soon Před 3 měsíci +1

      My friend, believe in our Lord. He loves you all. Doomsday is on the horizon. Believe Jesus is the Son of God. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Read the Bible!
      Try to repent of your sins. "If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Our Saviour Jesus Christ died so that we will live. Jesus said, "I'm the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". John 14:6.

    • Saturn Amused24
      Saturn Amused24 Před 3 měsíci

      @Karan Aher well mat pats theory was the zurks are in the network

    • Saturn Amused24
      Saturn Amused24 Před 3 měsíci

      @Karan Aher well we have no idea if they are weak or immune to fire

  • Big Chungus
    Big Chungus Před 3 měsíci

    Yeah I personally think the monitor at the end of the game was B-12. I don’t think the developers would go that in depth into a dark story

  • Jordyn Zachriel Babacyao
    Jordyn Zachriel Babacyao Před 3 měsíci

    Matpat: making the character the entire opposite of what they are
    Also Matpat: its for science

  • BreezyGriller
    BreezyGriller Před 3 měsíci

    This theory is actually pretty solid.
    But I don’t think the zurk could upload themselves into a robot. Even with the wall of flesh I think it can only do certain things like a security system! It watches you and alerts zurks and with the only moving organism it has that being the zurks which die to UV I don’t think it could go any further aside from that one infested district and the sewer system. Because without the zurks how will it spread outside of the sewers and the infested district, including that the infested district has no eyes which means the wall of flesh is only in the sewers and without the zurk’s help it can’t really spread basically the eyes are confined to the sewers, that’s how I see it at least.

  • semi professional memer
    semi professional memer Před 2 měsíci

    actually alot of the lines about AIs "remembering memories" DO make sense from an AI perspective, if they were force-fed a ton of human info as refrence data, they would definitely say something like "i love the smell of fresh paint" if they required a conversation starter, even if they cant smell, they know that humans do smell, and they sometimes like the smell of fresh paint
    edit: haircuts and eating and the like could be just artistic interpretations of actions that they cant normally do, like they might think their wires in their head are hairs, or they might think that if they hold a bottle up to their "mouth" (open or closed), that it will magically dissapear

  • Dr. Pepper
    Dr. Pepper Před 3 měsíci +1306

    Fun Fact : The Game takes place in City 99. So we could presume there are at least, 98 other bastions of humanity left in Stray's World. Bastions that could've thrived better than City 99. Cities that didn't fall to any kind of plague or Zurk infestation. Perhaps with help from The Humans, The Companions can fully eradicate The Zurks before they become a fully realized threat.

    • Kendra Ressler
      Kendra Ressler Před 3 měsíci

      @filthyFrank •500 years ago If that is the case then why have cats remained largely unchanged? It stands to reason that there could be a group of humans one of the other walled cities that have remained unchanged.

    • Tanya's Obsessions
      Tanya's Obsessions Před 3 měsíci +1

      I wonder if they could've been in contact with other cities before everyone died if there are others. maybe other cites were warned and found the cure to the plague etc

    • Betty Laura
      Betty Laura Před 3 měsíci

      Here finally

    • Axolotl Animations
      Axolotl Animations Před 3 měsíci +1


    • Omnomfish
      Omnomfish Před 3 měsíci +3

      Would love to see a sequel involving the denizens of another city coming to 99s rescue

  • Cloudiemello
    Cloudiemello Před 3 měsíci

    I think we can all expect a poppy playtime episode soon considering the trailer for the third game dropped and they may or may not be theorizing on it

  • Lorinda Armstrong
    Lorinda Armstrong Před 10 hodinami

    The first 20 seconds of you cat made me laugh so hard 😆

  • glitchfox 💜
    glitchfox 💜 Před 2 měsíci +1

    we HAVE to have a sequel, or a dlc. I have a concept idea cooking up.

  • sasha me
    sasha me Před 3 měsíci +1

    MatPat! We need another Bendy theory! Please! Also this is a brilliant theory!

  • TheMysteryHedgehog
    TheMysteryHedgehog Před 3 měsíci +1070

    I knew Matpat was gonna make a theory on this but I didn’t expect it to be this dark 😭

    • AlphaWolf05
      AlphaWolf05 Před 3 měsíci

      In typical matpat style

    • UnevenYT
      UnevenYT Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Blitzer Just report and ignore. It'll eventually work.

    • Lololol4324
      Lololol4324 Před 3 měsíci


    • Wrath
      Wrath Před 3 měsíci +3

      @Nоt RiскrоII 🅥 your parents must be proud

    • Wrath
      Wrath Před 3 měsíci

      @Бенито Муссолини [Best CZcamsr] shut up, mistake

  • Kittscloud
    Kittscloud Před 7 dny

    The eyes might not have been affected by your UV light because it is not strong enough, this was stated by Doc when he installed the module as he said "It's not meant to run off such a small power source. If you use it to much it will malfuction". But maybe a a stong enough UV light such as the sun does have affect on them, it may slowly kill the eyes or it may do it quickly.

  • TheDeerGuy
    TheDeerGuy Před 3 měsíci +1

    I love how it's 7 million years in the future but all the cats still look the same.

  • Tomej
    Tomej Před 3 měsíci

    A nice idea for a theory: Try looking at the Sea of Thievies lore, that game has a lot of interesting lore. Try checking on it if you're interested

  • Blue
    Blue Před 3 měsíci

    I took an edible before I finished this game, I literally sobbed when I finished it. I hate I cried over it I got too attached to the robots lmfao

  • Neutral Tired
    Neutral Tired Před 3 měsíci +346

    Alternatively, maybe the UV weapon simply wasn't powerful enough to harm the big one, but the full might of the sun probably is

    • Void Breather
      Void Breather Před 3 měsíci

      @Dino Well, once the Zurks are under control, I'm sure that the wall eyes can be eliminated with some acid.

    • Dino
      Dino Před 3 měsíci +1

      Too bad they're in the sewers away from the sun
      otherwise they gonna go bam

    • Sky Dude
      Sky Dude Před 3 měsíci

      Makes sense since I'm pretty sure the Sun's natural UV light isn't the same as a dinky little flashlight made from scraps by Doc and that a prolonged exposure to the sun would prove fatal enough to the Zurks

    • Aquamarine Rose
      Aquamarine Rose Před 3 měsíci +13

      Even beyond the "Full might of the sun VS a single UV lamp" the Hivemind seems to be quite Sedentary. Could even be why they're so much more resistant to UV than most as they can simply recover from a UV exposure much more quickly. Like a strong Cell Wall or membrane. The fact that they are so sedentary might not necessarily mean the sun destroys them instantly, but keeps them from naturally spreading any further as they can effectively only have mobility or defense. Though the "Uploading" issue could still circumvent this somewhat.

    • SevenAndy
      SevenAndy Před 3 měsíci +5

      literally what i was about to say lol

  • Goosifyed
    Goosifyed Před 2 měsíci

    my cousins have a cat. realy energetic. kinda reminds me of foxy, just dashing around, swiping at anything that catches his eye, moves around a lot when you arent looking, and also small, so when you lose sight of him, its easy to lose track of him, cuz he can go behind most shelves. its cute :)

  • bludraws094
    bludraws094 Před 3 měsíci

    i mean… can you be sunburnt by a blacklight? the sun is much more powerful than the little uv weapon you have in the game. if the tiny zurks could be popped by uv light, the eyes and stuff could very well be killed by stronger uv light

  • Aqua 2K
    Aqua 2K Před 2 měsíci +1

    While I can dig the theory that humans downloaded their minds into the companion bots. The zurk thing feels a bit of a stretch and doesn't really fit the game's theme.

  • Wuffles
    Wuffles Před 3 měsíci

    I was too brave, now i despair, I wasn’t wise, now I despise, what I’ve done to them, the look in their eyes, I tried to save them, but I’m too late, take this as a warning, I’m too late, but if you rise, toward the skies, you might save them, after many tries.

  • TardisKind X
    TardisKind X Před 3 měsíci +1476

    love how matpat just gave BACTERIA this much intelligence
    i think they would just continue to vibe down there

    • treali
      treali Před 2 měsíci +1

      You have more bacterias than cells in your body. Bacterias dictates a lot of your behavior.

    • j Walster
      j Walster Před 3 měsíci

      He also forgot the fact that the robots had YEARS with humans, so them acting and thinking like humans was likely learned, and not given.

    • Andre Darius
      Andre Darius Před 3 měsíci +6

      matpat probably forgot one thing, everything other than humans evolves to live longer, and the zurks bacteria evolves to reproduce a ton more as mites, and I can't think of anything about those giant eyes other than a gimmick created to give a scare to the players. They're probably just some watcher with information network but I don't think we saw any big complex network a.k.a. brain. There was one big eyeball, but that's all, and it's still weird as most sensory organ would be created after the main brain, and that tells us there's a brain of zurk somewhere deep under. It also is weird how the eyes are resistant to UV lights when all creatures retina would be damaged by UV light no matter the genes as UV lights destroys genes, and retina have to accepts lights including UV lights and that's such an irony (I just thought of someone creating UV filter soft lens someday in the future to protect our eyes from UV damage).

    • Xander
      Xander Před 3 měsíci

      @Samantha Cowan But the Zurk were already at the entrance of the slums

    • Kennedy’s World’s
      Kennedy’s World’s Před 3 měsíci +1


  • Mr.Bubbletea
    Mr.Bubbletea Před 3 měsíci +1

    Hey MatPatt fun idea for a fourth channel,
    I think the fourth channel should be Fight theory where you and the team run your own versus channels I think you guys could make some unique and fun videos, just a fun idea.

  • Travminer123
    Travminer123 Před 3 měsíci

    My guess is that the Humans transferred themselves into the companions which is why they are all so human like, onto the network like B-12 was or all died to the plague that was mentioned near the end of the game.

  • GronkGrunk
    GronkGrunk Před 2 měsíci

    Loved the story behind the game. A little short on gameplay though.

  • Rosso
    Rosso Před 3 měsíci

    *Huh, i was actually hoping you'd address the odd scene where the biggest eye made "contact" with B-12 at the end of the sewers. Clearly there was something communicated there but never addressed by him or the game as a whole. I was actually thinking the "eyes" aren't affected by UV light is simply because there are NOT another form of Zurks. They are, however, what became of "humans" 7+ million years later. And they made a connection with B-12 because they recognized him as human too. And then soon after we reach the Antvillage where it is revealed he is indeed a human. I'm thinking perhaps this is just setup for a sequel, and whatever he had to do, he only could do it if he became one with the machine, so to speak.*

  • Marcos B.A.
    Marcos B.A. Před 3 měsíci +689

    Litreally everyone: Comes to the conclusion that B-12 has uploaded himself into the network once again.
    Matpat: Nah, the cat killed the human race

    • Momy Zane
      Momy Zane Před 3 měsíci

      Here finally

    • Espeon Mistress
      Espeon Mistress Před 3 měsíci +2

      @Marcos B.A. Its a bot. Can't listen. Just report it

    • Familycrafters Inc.
      Familycrafters Inc. Před 3 měsíci +1


    • Marcos B.A.
      Marcos B.A. Před 3 měsíci +2

      ​@Rufino Can you stop please, we are trying to have a civil conversation here..

    • Rufino
      Rufino Před 3 měsíci

      *#SI**если** все в порorcoño* 👇

  • blablablaaaaa
    blablablaaaaa Před 2 měsíci +2

    I recommend cube escape, it’s on both ios and android, it’s packed with lore. REALLLLY recommend!!!!!!

  • stardust-moth
    stardust-moth Před 3 měsíci

    I legitimately never noticed the robot hooked up to the wall in the sewers, that's a head-scratcher for sure... But otherwise, I disagree with the theory about the Zurks. The UV lamp installed onto B-12 was already weaker compared to Doc's original design, but the game also made a point of not allowing you to keep it on for more than a few seconds. Prolonged UV exposure from the ACTUAL SUN is probably going to be enough to kill off a lot of that infestation. It's totally possible for it to evolve more from the safety of darkness down in the sewers, though, so that's fair. I have doubts about the Zurk hivemind being intelligent enough to infiltrate the network like that, but I can definitely believe that there was more than just one human consciousness preserved in the network given the second pod in AntVillage. Whether the Companions are remnants of humanity in robot bodies, or AI that evolved to mimick human behavior, it still feels like a satisfying and wholesome message about how life moves on and is ever-changing.

  • Crystal Cranford
    Crystal Cranford Před 3 měsíci +1

    This video was themed on matpat getting slapped by his cat and it’s hilarious.

  • Rainbow Wolf Kirana Michelle Wicaksono

    When I saw this game, u instantly thought:
    Pat would definitely make a theory on this game-

  • Gentleman Charmander
    Gentleman Charmander Před 3 měsíci +1072

    While I like the theory, I think B-12 being the light at the end makes more sense, because the game started with B in a network, turning on lights to guide us in, so it would be poetic to end with B in a network, turning on lights to guide us(and others) out

    • Momy Zane
      Momy Zane Před 3 měsíci

      Here finally

    • Jaxon Garza
      Jaxon Garza Před 3 měsíci

      no your wrong

    • FuzenAkuhei
      FuzenAkuhei Před 3 měsíci +1

      @choculus still either way, better safe than sorry. Also just ignoring the link is better than giving those accounts any kind of attention anyways.

    • choculus
      choculus Před 3 měsíci +1

      @FuzenAkuhei you can't hyperlink in youtube comments, all urls are the same as what is presented. In this case it's just a spam account promoting some shitty video

    • Greedier -
      Greedier - Před 3 měsíci +7

      or it could simply be solar power generators turning in some outside part of the city
      or it could simply be second step after lifting quarantine from this colony?/town? so after the gate is open city is reactivating things outside.

  • Proper Noun
    Proper Noun Před 10 dny

    A possible explaination is simply that the UV light is a prototype not strong enough to deal with the massive buildup in the sewers.

  • turtle 15
    turtle 15 Před 3 měsíci

    Seriously you need to be a movie director or you should write scripts for movies cause i never hear anyone come up with your theories 👍

  • Earth
    Earth Před 3 měsíci +5

    I’m actually surprised that Mat knows about this game

  • Casuality
    Casuality Před měsícem

    I was just crying about B 12 with a streamer and yes I was watching her play Stray and when the ending B12 has to sacrifice we were just all over the place sad and crying

  • iBeastFelix
    iBeastFelix Před 3 měsíci

    I have seen DanTDM and Jacksepticeye play Stray and I have played Stray myself and I did predict MatPat would make a Theory on this game cause of the lore and that stuff. With B/12, the Zurks, UV Light and the Pod etc