Game Theory: Mario's Secret Fire Power is... Rocket Fuel!

Objavljeno 20. mar. 2021
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One of Mario's most iconic power ups is the fire flower. You can't tell me you don't get excited when you see that flower and know you are about to cause some fiery havoc in the Mushroom Kingdom... and everywhere else. Really. EVERYWHERE. You can even shoot a fireball underwater. Why? How? Theorists, I want answers and I will not stop until I figure out what the SECRET behind Mario's fireball is. Let's a-go!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Pedro Freitas and Tyler Mascola
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
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  • Warum zeigt er H²O Moleküle, statt O² Moleküle, die durch die Luft schweben und sagt überall sein Sauerstoff.🤣 So gut.😁

    • Just if you are not able to read german. Why you show water and call it oxigen?🤣 Love it.😁

  • Crafting table furnace

  • Matpat name a more iconic duo than Mario and fire flower Me:Rick and Morty

  • Here’s a better duo than Mario and Fire-Flower: Luigi and Peach.

  • Mario and mushroom

  • I never thought I would see Korone in a science related video, let alone Game theory. But I love it.

  • im only here to watch korone

  • Mario and super mushroom name a more iconic duo

  • ~99% of comments :'water in the fire why?!!' Me : wuz Dat da original LOZ cartoon?

  • TIL a cellphone company makes rockets.

  • Mat pat: The Fire Flower Is The Most Iconic Power Up Super Mushroom: Am I A Joke To You?

  • Luigi in the potter gust G00

  • mushroom... more iconic

  • You should do a narnia theory

  • Mat: * says the whole name of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME)* Me, who's into rocket science: *RS-25, take it or leave it*

  • More iconic duo? Electrons and Neutrons.

  • I hope someone translates this for Korone

  • Mario and Fire flower name a more iconic duo??? Peach and her castle XD


  • Bruh… mushroom is WAY more iconic.

  • The secret Mario doesn't want you to know is that you don't actually need the fire flower to shoot fireballs

  • Game theory: what is octanes serum

  • Fire-rio

  • If it 5000 degrees how can mario hold it

  • Simply Mario's fireballs are sorcery


  • I never thought I’d see the day Korone was featured in Game Theory

  • Maybe it was just Pitch? You know like the stuff we've been using historically to light arrows and such on fire, when you attack a wall they drop "Oil" on you that would be called Pitch.

  • Aluminium powder is in eye and facial makeup and ammonium perchlorate can be found in fireworks so it isn't that hard to find these things

  • The flower is the fuel

  • YES! FINALLY the electrochem unit from AP chem is useful!

  • 2:38 me: *slime and honey block*

  • I thought the invincible star was more iconic than the flower🤷‍♂️

  • This is what I'm talking about! Actual science and a theory, no fnaf lore

  • Mario and mushroom

  • Matpat: Why is it important to distinguish the difference between Fire and flame? Me: let me sing you a song boys, of Fire and flame. Of a French ammo ship, the Monte Blonc was her name. Of the day Nova Scotia

    • Edit: and the brave, Nova Scotia was never the same, on the morning when Halifax, burned

  • Name a more iconic duo? Mario and ANY MUSHROOM.

  • He can only use two A TIME

  • Morr iconic duo: matpat and fnaf.

  • You never talk about Roblox you never talk about it so can you just please tell me why piggy

  • “Ruining your childhood since 2011” Cant ruin whats already ruined 🥱

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  • Maybe a Pacifist run would work?

  • Mario and mushroom

  • Chris and Martin AKA The Wild Kratts

  • here is another question, where did Mario get his fire ball out from?

  • Many plants like dandelions do produce latex sap, if the plant produces most of the ingredients necessary to cause this reaction, all he'll need to do is use a match, lighter, or lighting glove to create a spark and bingo plant based rocket fuel.

  • Luigi and poltergeist

  • Wow Ouija and fire flower

  • They're actually meatballs

  • Ok but mow explain how the ice flower, star, acorn suit/mushroom, mini mushroom, mega mushroom, cat bell/suit, tanooki leaf/suit, super ball flower, boomerang flower, builder suit/hammer and rock mushroom work

  • More iconic dou? Mat pat and his odd love of games

  • Doom guy and lucifer's bane.... Your move matt

  • I love this theory. Besides, we know it can’t be CF3 on account of the Koopa castles’ bricks not catching on fire

  • WATUR IN DAE FIRE... WHYYY -random vtuber

  • Matpat’s son has the best dad to help him with his math homework (even though he doesn’t have difficult homework yet)

  • Mario + super mushroom

  • I still don't get why honey isn't on phones.

  • You Forget. Luigi

  • Hey honey, I'm back home and I hate u

  • tbh...this is better than science. learn from this teachers:)

  • WHY???

  • Mario+mushroom like how does a mushroom work?

  • More iconic duo: Nintendo and Copyright

  • Hydrogen and oxygen. The most iconic duo.

  • there virgins of course they did it they have to much time on their hands

  • Batman and robin

  • I’m gonna name a more iconic duo now, Loki and Thor/Tom Hiddleson and Chris Hemsworth

  • Me and your mom Most iconic

  • The mushroom

  • My parents baught me the wii u as my first console. I played mario kart, 8 super mario 3d world, splatoon, Zelda windwaker hd and Minecraft. Now when i got an Xbox and a pc it is just garhering dust

  • So I don't know if I've already proposed this theory to you, MatPat, but I have a theory about the Mario franchise of my own that I'd love to share. If you find it interesting, maybe you would make a video on it and show me why I might be right or wrong? Before I start, I know that the cast of the Mario series is all a troupe of actors and whatnot, but from a perspective of the games themselves, I present to you my very own theory. In Super Mario Bros. 3, we are introduced to the Koopalings. Originally, they are stated to be Bowser's own kids, but it's later revealed they aren't really his. [insert "you're not the father" joke here.] We are never given a name for their family, but it's obvious that they were never his, especially due to Morton Jr.'s name (another note, I know that those names were given after localization to NOA, but again, this is an in-universe perspective.) Note that "Jr." there, which is very important. Basically, Bowser took in these kids. It's demonstrated throughout the Mario series that the Koopa species (or at least Bowser) is lacking in care about the lives of his troops, but he has a strong bond with his family, such as B.J. (short for Bowser Jr.). It comes out that they are not his kids [another generic "you aren't the father" joke here,] which left me wondering why he even took them in, since he obviously has little in the way of regard to random Koopas of his troops/species. Enter Bowser's Brother. Remember him? That blue version of Bowser from the Lost Levels? He only appeared there, and aside from references, he has never made another appearance. Unlike Bowser, who when you fireball, is revealed to be a fake for all but one fight, Bowser's Brother is real every time. Try fireballing him yourself and you'll see. Why is he important? Well, Bowser is shown to be very good to his family, like I said earlier. After Super Mario Bros. 1, he lost, and he decided to reach out to his brother for help in finally getting that plumber. He steals Peach, and of course Mario sets off blindly. When he reaches the first battle against Bowser's Brother, he gets dunked in the lava, and Mario carries on. No biggie. Bowser's Brother takes some kind of shortcut and gets to the next castle. Mario meets up with him again, get lava'd, sucker. Bowser's Brother must have some crazy endurance, because he took two lava baths. Bowser takes ONE, and he needs a while to rest and recharge (and otherwise get some tending to in general.) But his brother is incredible! He can take TWO! He figures he can handle a third by the time Mario shows up. They battle again. Bowser's Brother gets dunked on (or rather, in) a third time. He doesn't make it out. This would explain why we never see him again; he died. Bowser only ever takes one trip to the lava spa in a single game, even to this day (save for the New Super Mario Bros. series, but even then, magic is used to restore him every time. Think Dry Bowser, the Giant Bowser chase scene in Wii, the combined power of the Koopalings' [united, but not one. See if you can get the reference (;] magic wands in 2, Kamek making Bowser big again in U.) So where does he (Bowser's Brother) fit in? It's an odd coincidence that right after a character disappears to never be seen again (ignore references) and then a gang of kids shows up in the very next game, no? Alongside that, Bowser's Brother had a slightly darker skin tone. Who else does? Why don't we look at Morton Jr.? Morton's dark skin is unique among not only the Koopalings, but among all other Koopas in general. Some variants have similar shades, but none have skin quite like Morton's. Say it's a recessive trait to have dark skin as a Koopa. If Bowser's Brother and some unknown carrier-for-the-trait consort had the Koopalings, it's possible that six turned out to be carriers and one came out to be genetically "special" (*relative to the rest, not trying to imply some weird sort of video game racism*.) Yep, I'm saying Bowser's Brother had kids, he died, Bowser took them in, and Bowser lied to them until he thought they could handle it. Their hatred of Mario is because Mario got his father killed, in their eyes. It could be something like in nature, where in some species, only one parent takes care of the young. This is often the mother, but think about it. If a horse can start standing within seconds of birth, surely the Koopas could start eating... whatever they eat in moments too. It's a theory in a rather rough idea in terms of development, but what do you think?

  • Game theory: “let’s take think of the logic behind every game” Me answer: VIDEO GAME LOGIX


  • how do I actually understand everything he says even though I'm just a programmer, and gamer, and I don't pay any attention to school?

  • Come on brain you can do it just keep watching don't overload

  • Mushroom

  • the most powerful is the star power up

  • I got a reason! Video game logic lol

  • Sonic + fire flower = knuckles

  • How about mario and mushroom? Or mario and goomba? Or mario and bowser?

  • Skid and pump lol 02:37

  • Jaja Korones reference is just priceless 🤣🤣🤣

  • What would be the most painful way to die in Mario?

  • Wait how does Mario even get his hand on rocket fuel?

  • 1:47 then why didn't I get one?

  • Yes.

  • Does TMNT & Pizza count?

  • Aww s*it here we go again!

  • Mario and mushroom

  • MatPat is speedrunning being cultured. First anime, now Holo Live. All that's left is a 𝕳𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖆𝖎 reference and he'll become an anituber.

  • Matpat, Stop overthinking!

  • Maybe the flower is a rubber plant

  • Mario Luigi

  • Its been way too long since ive watch any game theory. Guess ill check on some of the interesting recent ones an- oh. Theres a Korone. Ive made a good choice today

  • It isn't my favourite power up.

  • Mario and the super mushroom

  • Mario and mushroom

  • Wow ok that intro thing was just brutal

  • MatPat: Name a more iconic duo...I'll Wait. Me: Umm.. How about, Slime and Honey block in Minecraft