Game Theory: Sonic is Lying...AGAIN! (Sonic Mania)

  • Published: 17 September 2017
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    Sega may not be the gaming powerhouse it once was, but SONIC will forever be a classic video game hero. But despite the loving nostalgia I hold for Sonic, his games don’t always make the most sense. Chaos Emeralds, for example, are one of the more ridiculous aspects of any gaming franchise. Or are they? The idea behind chaos emeralds is that they’re powerful battery-like rocks. As crazy as that sounds, it’s a lot closer to reality than you might think!

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Comments • 20 305

  • The Game Theorists
    The Game Theorists   2 years back

    Just to clarify...
    I'm not using the Sonic comics to "prove" the theory by any means. The conclusion that the Emeralds are quartz is based solely on evidence from the games: Color and Behavior. I'm then using the comic lore to draw parallels that I thought were interesting as I researched, like the radiation and compression machine. So the fact that the comic lore isn't canon doesn't have any actual bearing on the conclusion that I reached in the theory...or maybe the radioactive quartz means that lore is more canon than you might think... ;)

  • tracey winstone
    tracey winstone  22 hours back

    Ooh my birthstone can produce electricity

    • McMations Vids
      McMations Vids  1 days back

      The difference is that sonic doesn’t scream for ages to become god-like

      • Boxerdud Plays
        Boxerdud Plays  2 days back

        Matpat Emerlade come in different colors

        • Krimson 1798
          Krimson 1798  2 days back

          you were right MatPat destroying childhoods since 2011. spoiler alert

          WTF HUMANITY MELTED INTO A GOO BY ALIENS . seriously who wrote that back story

          • lelanie Schlechter
            lelanie Schlechter  4 days back

            You stupid😡

            • Elise Clark
              Elise Clark  5 days back


              they are called chaos emeralds,

              have a diamond cut,

              and are in reality quartz,

              yep, thats sonic

              • Justin Clardie
                Justin Clardie  6 days back

                Where is that [email protected]#$ Purple Emerald!?!

                • everything undertale
                  everything undertale  6 days back

                  dragon ball z coped it because in debug mode you can get a box that tuns you into super

                  • Awesome Alex
                    Awesome Alex  7 days back

                    U talking logic in a game with a talking blue hedge hog that breaks the sound barrier and a fat super villain makes the real life death star

                    • lolnope 64
                      lolnope 64  7 days back

                      I'm starting to kinda see a pattern here...
                      Undertale: "7 human souls to do what every NPC in the game wants to happen"
                      dragon ball Z: "7 dragon balls to acquire ultimate power"
                      Sonic: "7 shiny rocks to become very powerful"

                      • Noah Cave
                        Noah Cave  1 weeks back

                        RATS RATS WE ARE THE RATS that song on the first half of the episode

                        • Cameron Horton
                          Cameron Horton  1 weeks back

                          TL;DR: it’s quartz

                          • Fatty0666
                            Fatty0666  1 weeks back

                            When was the colored super Saiyan form first premiered? (Shown)
                            If it is still Dragon Ball then WTF they spent months getting the series going before the Frieza Saga.

                            • monika with a fricking gun

                              "absolutely yes"

                              • Chara's Adventures
                                Chara's Adventures  1 weeks back

                                You actually got me there😂

                                • Bakugo X X kirashima
                                  Bakugo X X kirashima  1 weeks back


                                  Aw man

                                  • Boltx and ultra sonic
                                    Boltx and ultra sonic  2 weeks back

                                    Chaos diamond

                                    • Slavic Hacker
                                      Slavic Hacker  2 weeks back

                                      they had us in the first half, not gonna lie

                                      • T-seriesSucks107 PewdsThebest98

                                        Please stop ruining my childhood 😢😢😢

                                        • Tiago Gomes
                                          Tiago Gomes  2 weeks back

                                          Mat: Ok, Ok of course im not gonnna end the episode after 5 minutes, we need at least 10 minutes.

                                          • Saitama
                                            Saitama  2 weeks back

                                            Stop calling it dragon ball
                                            Dragon ball is da one with kid goku
                                            DBZ has big goku

                                            • J M
                                              J M  2 weeks back

                                              11:13 chaos 8==D

                                              • Alex Lopez
                                                Alex Lopez  2 weeks back

                                                Dragon balls grant wishes

                                                • Natalie Plate
                                                  Natalie Plate  2 weeks back

                                                  but wait. If the gems or whatever are being charged by the energy coming from the earth, wouldn't the earth in Sonic eventually run out of energy to give. Basically saying that the gems are sucking the life out of the earth?

                                                  • Richard Shreve
                                                    Richard Shreve  2 weeks back

                                                    Hay matpat can anyone make a chaos emerald just like the show sonic-X and if so can we go super sonic? (I really want to know)

                                                    • laserwolf07
                                                      laserwolf07  2 weeks back

                                                      ... Chaos Emerald, Chaos Ruby, Chaos Sapphire, Chaos Diamond, Chaos Aquamarine, Chaos Amethyst. That's what they are.

                                                    • dELTA13579111315
                                                      dELTA13579111315  2 weeks back

                                                      Before I watch the video, I'm guessing they're made of corundum.

                                                      Quartz does make a bit more sense lol

                                                      • someone
                                                        someone  2 weeks back

                                                        Bb these are not aa batteries

                                                        • Xity-X Films
                                                          Xity-X Films  2 weeks back

                                                          Ok, your over doing it Matty. With that, Geinie in a bottle stuff, not the theory...

                                                          • Doc West
                                                            Doc West  2 weeks back

                                                            Sounds like you got much your information from the Archie comics of Sonic and not the British STC comics even though you did show STC comics

                                                            • TheNintendoFanatic
                                                              TheNintendoFanatic  2 weeks back

                                                              Out of curiosity does anyone know what song is used throughout this video? Or is it original to this? Either way great video as always :)

                                                              • Abner X
                                                                Abner X  3 weeks back

                                                                In sonic world could have a mineral called esmerald

                                                                • Lilly Reilly
                                                                  Lilly Reilly  3 weeks back

                                                                  Sonic: waaaA I did not lie this is a chaos emeralds
                                                                  Matpat: these are not emeralds
                                                                  Sonic you take that back!

                                                                  • Borni Ekellem
                                                                    Borni Ekellem  3 weeks back

                                                                    CHARGE MA LAZER !!! 💥

                                                                    • Daniele Torres
                                                                      Daniele Torres  3 weeks back


                                                                      • Melanie Jenkins
                                                                        Melanie Jenkins  3 weeks back

                                                                        matpat the chaos emeralds are emeralds

                                                                        • Angel Ortiz
                                                                          Angel Ortiz  3 weeks back

                                                                          Its just a game

                                                                          • Dylan Myers
                                                                            Dylan Myers  3 weeks back

                                                                            Soon there’s gonna be a theory of the chaos emeralds are actually infinity stones

                                                                            • Elliott Delgado
                                                                              Elliott Delgado  3 weeks back

                                                                              They don’t all have to be the same gem, they just have to be the same cut

                                                                              • datgalaxyboi withstars
                                                                                datgalaxyboi withstars  3 weeks back

                                                                                Dbz was made after

                                                                                • Spedur
                                                                                  Spedur  3 weeks back

                                                                                  *Power generated paint*

                                                                                  • Odd max
                                                                                    Odd max  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Minecraft taught us a lot

                                                                                    • Odd max
                                                                                      Odd max  3 weeks back

                                                                                      My name’s Max

                                                                                      • Max the fun And tech
                                                                                        Max the fun And tech  3 weeks back

                                                                                        FBI OPEN UP

                                                                                        • Max the fun And tech
                                                                                          Max the fun And tech  3 weeks back

                                                                                          When you know which one was first

                                                                                          • Animator Gamer
                                                                                            Animator Gamer  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Try to find out what each chaos emeralds DOES

                                                                                            • Random pokerface man
                                                                                              Random pokerface man  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Guys! The chaos emeralds are sonics infinity stones!