Game Theory: Bowser's LOST Child...Yoshi!

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The Game Theorists

The Game Theorists

2 ай бұрын

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Theorists, I have something to tell you. I may have been WRONG in one of my previous theories. I know, I know! That is SHOCKING, very unexpected news but it merits revisiting a certain green companion. Yoshi. What IS Yoshi? Well, I think I figured out where I went wrong...

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MacCrae Toons
MacCrae Toons 2 ай бұрын
Yoshi’s nor a dragon, dinosaur, or turtle. He’s unpaid labor.
-Fungus-
-Fungus- Күн бұрын
😂lol!
Jewel Fox Gaming
Jewel Fox Gaming 9 күн бұрын
That commits tax fraud
Pyrosteel
Pyrosteel 10 күн бұрын
You saying he’s a slave?
##### Johnson
##### Johnson 12 күн бұрын
Yes 👍
Aidan Turner
Aidan Turner 16 күн бұрын
YES YES YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS
Old Sport [DSAF OFFICIAL]
Old Sport [DSAF OFFICIAL] 2 ай бұрын
Yoshi is literally older than bowser, and everyone else too. He was literally fully grown in the game Yoshi’s Island, where everyone ELSE was a baby.
Diego Roman
Diego Roman 10 күн бұрын
@Old Sport [DSAF OFFICIAL] It's also confirmed how the modern Yoshi (in the Super Mario mainline games not the Yoshi games) is a YOUNG dinosaur.
Old Sport [DSAF OFFICIAL]
Old Sport [DSAF OFFICIAL] 26 күн бұрын
@Marija Zebić Yeah, maybe, but like that yoshi wasn’t born with bowser, and is not related to him at all.
Marija Zebić
Marija Zebić 26 күн бұрын
MAYBE,the Yoshi we see in Yoshi's Island is a DIFFERENT Yoshi. At the end in Yoshi's Island,a new Yoshi was born.
ramen
ramen 2 ай бұрын
Wait but since Yoshi was originally meant to "Eat Bowser's minions", if Yoshi is a Koopa, doesn't that mean he's a cannibal?
Daisyda Flower
Daisyda Flower 27 күн бұрын
a game theory video that we all need
Sunitha Bai
Sunitha Bai 28 күн бұрын
Do it matpat
Fcoon JJ
Fcoon JJ 29 күн бұрын
or more akin to the likes of some snakes, there do exist snake breeds that specifically eat other snakes as part of their main diet.
Lance Doria
Lance Doria Ай бұрын
500th
PSPauloPlayz
PSPauloPlayz Ай бұрын
@Light Bulb well, koopa is the only one who goes into his shell. maybe yoshi does intend to eat the whole thing but cant swallow the shell. also, in smw, he swallows if something was in his mouth for too long so even if it still had the koopa inside, he'd eat it regardless. BUT THATS JUST A THEORY
TheAdvertisement
TheAdvertisement Ай бұрын
Everyone asks "What is Yoshi?", but not "HOW is Yoshi?" He's burning alive by the way, in eternal pain from Mario's betrayal, thanks for asking.
IcyyBluツ
IcyyBluツ 2 ай бұрын
In a alternate universe: MatPat: *starts video* “Welcome to GameTheory. Is Yoshi a dragon or a dinosaur? The answer is he is both, thanks for watching.” *ends videos*
Master Spark
Master Spark 21 сағат бұрын
u mean ‘But that’s just a theory, a GAME THEORY thanks for watching’
Brandy Soroka
Brandy Soroka Ай бұрын
I was thinking the same. Maybe in this universe, a dragon is a dinosaur and their similar traits to other reptiles are due to convergent evolution
IcyyBluツ
IcyyBluツ 2 ай бұрын
Maybe for lesser common questions the viewers have to ask, it would definitely be something. Now I kinda hope for it.
Adam Denchfield
Adam Denchfield 2 ай бұрын
would be funny if they had a Shorts channel where they did things like this
Frogzilla
Frogzilla 2 ай бұрын
“So are you a dinosaur or dragon or turtle?” Yoshi: *yes.*
Micah Birdlover
Micah Birdlover 16 күн бұрын
yosia is a fictional dinosaur ☝️clean and simple
Yoshi
Yoshi Ай бұрын
Yes
Family Mclean
Family Mclean 2 ай бұрын
Oh
yummyTEETH
yummyTEETH 2 ай бұрын
So is Mario or Luigi better? Yes
Ahiru Nakamura
Ahiru Nakamura 2 ай бұрын
*Yesshi
Liam hagie
Liam hagie 2 ай бұрын
this theory has been in the works even before this video came out, and i am so exited to finally share it with you. here is my proposal for you: some koopas got stranded on what will later be know as Yoshi's island. on that island, there wasn't enough meat (i assume that is what koopas eat, why else would they have beaks?) to go around, so some of the koopas began to stave. in desperation, they tried the fruit that is abundant around the island. it wasn't what their bodies where made for, so they couldn't break down the fruit, and so they had to eat way more fruit to stay alive. but then, a mutation occurred. a koopa whose body could break down plants, a koopa who was an omnivore, meaning they had to eat less to stay alive, meaning they got into less food shenanigans, meaning, they lived longer. and then its kids lived longer, and then their kids lived longer, and eventually that koopa, no, ancient Yoshi, was a common ancestor. other thing evolved too. they no longer needed their hard beaks, so it evolved into a bulbous nose also, their is fruit in tall trees. these trees are to high up to reach. so, some evolved to have longer and sturdier tongues, to reach and pluck the fruit out of the trees. overs evolved to "flutter" up and grab them. and a few grew bigger to just grab it (these would be the ancestors of Dorrie and plessie). however all of them had begun leaning to swim to catch fish. dorrie acquired a taste for fish, and so became all aquatic. plessie remained on land and in the water, while the yoshis remained on their island, eating fruit until a fateful baby falls into their home. but hey, that's just a theory, a fan theory, thanks for reading.
Oturan20
Oturan20 5 күн бұрын
Having a beak is not a sign of a carnivorous diet. Some turtles in real life have beaks and some are completely herbivorous.
family k
family k Ай бұрын
This was a great theory! I hope MatPat sees this and contemplates it.
mrfinefeet
mrfinefeet 2 ай бұрын
That’s an amazing theory!
MysticMidnight
MysticMidnight 2 ай бұрын
The seatbelt story really showed how one little thing can change someone’s entire future
switch2017
switch2017 2 ай бұрын
It’s amazing how this whole channel was saved by a seatbelt
GuntherHasRegrets
GuntherHasRegrets Ай бұрын
@Mario Best how come?
Mario Best
Mario Best Ай бұрын
I think we'd have been better off without this channel.
Boonetube
Boonetube 2 ай бұрын
I love these kinds of theories! Where it’s more about random game stuff, like pregnant Mario or whatever.
family k
family k Ай бұрын
Pregnant mario what? 💀
Ryuu Ronin
Ryuu Ronin 2 ай бұрын
Fun fact: in Japanese, the word "dinosaur" (kyoryu) directly translates to "terrifying dragon". In Japanese, dinosaurs are basically called dragons, like how the English call the Komodo Dragon. So maybe it's both in their eyes.
Syed M. Sultan
Syed M. Sultan Ай бұрын
That is amazing and I agree
Lotie The Bunny
Lotie The Bunny 2 ай бұрын
amazing!!
I luv milk tea
I luv milk tea 2 ай бұрын
@DrunknHick Aka matpat : YOU MEAN HE'S A SNAKE TOO?! OH GOSH NO! NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Beeetle
Beeetle 2 ай бұрын
Same in the bible, some translations say great behemoth, and other day dragon but it is believed that they are referring to dinosaur’s
JamesGames64
JamesGames64 2 ай бұрын
Tbh dragons are just dinosaurs, but they have wings and stuff.
Necrozma
Necrozma 2 ай бұрын
Can we just take a moment to realize that MatPat's channel was one seatbelt away from being non-existent
DJ Chris
DJ Chris 2 ай бұрын
@D YellowMadness then what were they supposed to say? They want to bring attention to this topic that no one's talking about and using that "pretentious phrase" seems like the best option.
ProtogenPs5Gaming
ProtogenPs5Gaming 2 ай бұрын
@D YellowMadness you don’t need to be rude bruv
D YellowMadness
D YellowMadness 2 ай бұрын
He said it in the video. You're not original or interesting just because you start your comment with a generic pretentious phrase like "can we just take a moment to realize".
ProtogenPs5Gaming
ProtogenPs5Gaming 2 ай бұрын
A click is what changed the way of a world. forever.
DJ Chris
DJ Chris 2 ай бұрын
exactly bruh
Not Johnny Burns
Not Johnny Burns 2 ай бұрын
Just realized that Yoshi's final smashes are references to him being able to sprout wings and spit fire through eating different turtle shells.
Fable the Wolf
Fable the Wolf 2 ай бұрын
Dude, nostalgia. When my brothers and I were little, Mario 64 was the bomb because of one thing: The overworld. There would ne whole sessions we'd spend without getting a single star because we were making up our own little storylines in the overworld. One of them was that Yoshi was the baby of the big grumpy dad Bowser and the nice mama Loch Ness Monster you ride on. He was grounded by Bowser, that's why he was hard to get to. I miss being a kid.
Ace Kermitcat
Ace Kermitcat 2 ай бұрын
Well, seeing as Yoshi is a dinosaur/dragon-looking creature that has a unique ability to extend his tongue to eat just about anything and spit it back out (depending on what it is) AND he can pretty much only say his own name (besides grunting noises when he does that jump/fly thing) I’d say he’s a species of Pokémon that has yet been discovered.
The Annilators
The Annilators 2 ай бұрын
Correct me if I’m wrong, but since dragons aren’t real and there isn’t an official classification for dragons and it varies from culture to culture, couldn’t dinosaurs be considered dragons?
mikey
mikey 2 ай бұрын
Thats what i was thinking . It makes perfect sense .
Dominique Richards
Dominique Richards 2 ай бұрын
Or Vice versa
Fishyo
Fishyo 2 ай бұрын
Yep they were actually in dinosaur family
human beeing
human beeing 2 ай бұрын
Uh, what? That’s like asking “could a horse be considered a unicorn” Dragons don’t exist buddy. Definition of dragon: “a mythical monster like a giant reptile. In European tradition the dragon is typically fire-breathing and tends to symbolize chaos or evil, whereas in East Asia it is usually a beneficent symbol of fertility, associated with water and the heavens.” Dinosaurs aren’t mythical idiot, also they don’t breathe fire. Dinosaurs existed, how in the hell would they be dragons? Something that *doesn’t* exist?
awful clown
awful clown 2 ай бұрын
playing along here, i think the shell could be a genetic trait that somehow expressed itself when the hybridization occured and koopas, dinosaurs and dragons all come from the same stock. maybe the ancestral koopa came first and the other two branches shed the shell for whatever reason. no i'm not reading too much into yoshi. no i'm NOT
John W
John W 2 ай бұрын
Aside from the explanation of a shell, comparing Yoshi to a hybrid like a mule or liger is inaccurate because this would mean that Yoshi also has the same infertility. You can only get a mule by breeding a horse and a donkey together or by breeding a tiger and a lion together. This argument that Yoshi is a hybrid like them is disqualified by the simple fact that Yoshi can lay eggs that hatch other Yoshis.
Natsu Dragneel
Natsu Dragneel 2 ай бұрын
This theory was fun to watch. Personally I have always seen Yoshi as a drake rather then anything else. I always saw the dragon look but drakes are a kind of dragon that can be either wingless or are constantly flying without ever landing. Bring up the turtle reminded me about the Turtle Dragons. Creatures that reside within oceans and tend to hold huge territory if they are not constantly moving around. Not to mention, they are massive and in a lot of depictions, their backs are basically an island that is constantly moving. Yoshi could very easily be a variation of a dragon turtle by being a drake version of this creature. Plus we had a couple games (I believe) call Yoshi’s Island (I have never played). So by this conclusion, I can easily see Yoshi as a drake. But more specifically, a turtle drake. Then again this is just a thought.
myowncomputerstuff
myowncomputerstuff 2 ай бұрын
Fun fact: in Mario Kart Tour, all the drivers were split into Team Peach and Team Bowser for an event last week, and all the Yoshi variants are on Team Bowser.
MacCrae Toons
MacCrae Toons 2 ай бұрын
Imagine if all MatPat’s theories actually came true? Like, you’re playing a Mario game, and suddenly spot a toad getting possessed by a mushroom?
Sheikh Umar
Sheikh Umar 2 ай бұрын
@psycless it's called "are theories KILLING video games?"
Rio Towa
Rio Towa 2 ай бұрын
@zylax yeah the creators knew how they wanted to start and end but not the in-between story lead-up
Doge Gang
Doge Gang 2 ай бұрын
Ouchy
MEGA
MEGA 2 ай бұрын
Some stuff matpat says are ture and the developer does not want to know about it
psycless
psycless 2 ай бұрын
@Sheikh Umar where?
D. Sack 2
D. Sack 2 2 ай бұрын
I remember watching G4 as a kid and they talked about Yoshi winning an award for being a dragon.
Pirate Style Jutsu
Pirate Style Jutsu 2 ай бұрын
In Japanese, the word for “dinosaur” and the word for “dragon” are very similar. 🦖 🐉
Banjo Pawmaville
Banjo Pawmaville 2 ай бұрын
Your Super Mario theories are always intriguing!!
Obbels
Obbels 5 күн бұрын
I love how yoshi is going actively out of his way to get recruited ruin our childhoods.
Abderian Agelast
Abderian Agelast 2 ай бұрын
I think there's a very obvious solution that hasn't been discussed yet: Yoshi doesn't fit neatly into the Plessie, Dorrie, Bahamut, or Koopa lineages because Yoshi is the common ancestor for them all. Or rather, a species very similar to Yoshis was the common ancestor for them all, and modern Yoshis evolved in a climate that favored remaining similar to their ancestor's form. Granted, this would require knowing when in the Mario timeline each species originated, or some sort of fossil record, but it makes more sense to me than Yoshi somehow being a hybrid of three or more species at once.
Cyclonado Thunderclaw
Cyclonado Thunderclaw 26 күн бұрын
woaahhh this makes sense!
PSPauloPlayz
PSPauloPlayz Ай бұрын
if yoshi was the common ancestor for koopas as well, maybe the reason their shells got bigger was because they end up using it more so natural selection did its thing.
Cosmic24 Wizard
Cosmic24 Wizard 2 ай бұрын
Also, I’m surprised MatPat didn’t bring up Super Mario Galaxy 2 with Yoshi Star Galaxy and the various forms of Yoshi - albeit through power-ups. There’s a red one, blue one, and yellow one
King Nedya
King Nedya 2 ай бұрын
Yeah that's exactly where I thought MatPat was going with this, but then he went the hybrid route and I was like, "Huh?"
Cryptic Corgi
Cryptic Corgi Күн бұрын
Yoshi's ability to spit fire(with the right diet.) Might even point to the idea that he is more closely related to the Bowser line.
DJ Chris
DJ Chris 2 ай бұрын
Life would've never been the same without The Game Theorists. Thanks, Stephanie's dad, for wearing your seatbelt.
Pooja Pathak
Pooja Pathak 2 ай бұрын
I applaud you for the seat belt safety sponsorship/psa. Also, great theory as always ;)
Rania Ouabouch
Rania Ouabouch 2 ай бұрын
9:05 Just changing the G to a P would drastically damage this video
Antison
Antison 2 ай бұрын
In Denmark, our past civilisation actually referred to dinosaurs and dragons as the same thing. I think they might be just a little closer than one might think.
Ryan Sabin
Ryan Sabin Ай бұрын
@Kahrum typically animals that can shoot fluid from their mouth have some kind of structure that we'd be able to see, like a pair of hollow teeth that liquid goes through. And we don't think that dinosaurs could've had the type of cheeks/muscular lips that would allow them to spit like mammals do. Let alone be able to light fire just from their own body.
Jamie C
Jamie C 2 ай бұрын
@Kahrum how much research did u put into this
NeppyNeppy Nepu
NeppyNeppy Nepu 2 ай бұрын
The difference between dinosaurs and dragons is that dinosaurs are too young to smoke
Kahrum
Kahrum 2 ай бұрын
@Jamie C .... i can shoot poison or acid from my gullet, just give me enough alcohol. common sense dictates that since there area reptiles TODAY that can produce harmful liquids and fire them at annoyances, there were probably some who had learned the trick back then too. and since the atmosphere had more readily availible oxygen..... i could see a fireball shot from the mmouth as a possiblity, the only real question is how they ignited the stream of fluid.
AKmi
AKmi 2 ай бұрын
I once saw an artwork that actually showed Yoshi with both the shell and the saddle, with the saddle just in front of his shell, which I think makes sense. And also, I don’t think there’s a distinction between Dinosaur, Dragon and Turtle in the Marioverse. Kind of different forms for the same creatures.
Jackie Sidman
Jackie Sidman Ай бұрын
I've always thought yoshi was Bowser's child estranged and trying to stop his father's evilness
Tablet Genesis
Tablet Genesis Ай бұрын
If someone still didn't understand if Yoshi is dinosaur or dragon, he is a mix of dinosaur, dragon and turtle.
Obbels
Obbels 5 күн бұрын
It’s interesting to think that super Mario odyssey introduced realistic dinosaurs as well as a realistic dragon.
Abe M.
Abe M. 2 ай бұрын
I get the feeling that in the Mushroom world, "dinosaur" and "dragon" are simply interchangeable.
Yoseqlo Yoseloq
Yoseqlo Yoseloq Ай бұрын
@Asinee Watchmaker Exactly! Or the bearded dragon. Something that relates to the general feeling of big or dangerous reptile.
Asinee Watchmaker
Asinee Watchmaker Ай бұрын
@Yoseqlo Yoseloq would it be similar to the Comodo Dragon a type of large lizard? irl? And a type of turtle shell, would also be related to a Turtle Species🤔. I find this very interesting
nexus
nexus 2 ай бұрын
@Antônio Barreto idk lmao
Antônio Barreto
Antônio Barreto 2 ай бұрын
I was thinking about this the whole video! Dragons don't really exist in the real world, so why couldn't they simply be a type of dinosaur in the Mario universe?
empty cup
empty cup 2 ай бұрын
@Alex Easton so true
Dragonlady
Dragonlady Ай бұрын
I always thought Yosh was supposed to be a turtle dragon like the ones from Chinese mythology. A dragon with a turtle shell on it's back.
Sams the bezt at stuff 888
Sams the bezt at stuff 888 Ай бұрын
There are some great points and some questionable points in this video Yoshi being related to bowser is interesting. Bowser has been confused for both a dragon and a dinosaur before, but I don’t think we should have that as a sign of yoshi being evil. Not all Koopas are. Also you ignore convergent evolution. Where completely different species developed features that operate in similar ways. Though I guess we would know what to start with then. What do you guys think
Brandy Soroka
Brandy Soroka Ай бұрын
You need to incorporate convergent evolution into your theories. It could help you out in making some biological connections and help to explain some of the traits you're so focused on while scrapping others. Just because animals share seemingly very specific traits, does not mean they are closely related. Due to environmental influences, many distant taxonomic groups share similar traits. Love your videos btw
Supreme Megaraptor
Supreme Megaraptor 2 ай бұрын
I think he’s called a dragon sometimes because dinosaur actually translates to “savage dragon” or “terrifying dragon” or something similar in Japanese.
Just Some Guy without a Mustache
Just Some Guy without a Mustache 2 ай бұрын
This is the most outlandish theory he has about Yoshi, yet it somehow makes enough sense and seems plausible. Huge W for MatPat if this theory is proven canon in the future.
Ludexia
Ludexia 2 ай бұрын
@Avi8tor I already made a reply saying that I was accusing the Finally it's here guys and I don't wanna write the same thing over and over.
Avi8tor
Avi8tor 2 ай бұрын
@Ludexia Moustache is a real dude like Justin Y. He's one of the old commenters that have been around before the spambots
Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 2 ай бұрын
Repent to Jesus Christ “Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”” ‭‭John‬ ‭20:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬ h
Arische Setmses
Arische Setmses 2 ай бұрын
I once saw a learning channel show that postulated that dragons are a type of dinosaur, so it makes sense that both ideas of Yoshi being a dinosaur and dragon being correct when thinking along that line.
Anonymous Fellow
Anonymous Fellow 2 ай бұрын
I always took “koopa, dragon, dinosaur” as all figurative vs IRL Concrete. Dragon? What even is dragon. Many cultures have some version of “dragons” or “dragon-like.” Dinosaurs? They’re genetically closer to modern birds than modern reptiles (despite the teeth), while in literature they’re basically used as “Mundane Dragons” (and there’s speculation that surfaced dinosaur bones and other megafauna remains are what inspired dragons, anyway.) Sure Bowser closely resembles an alligator snapping turtle, BUT he also breathes *FIRE* in every incarnation that’s not a spinoff game like mariokart or [enter sport here]. And many, many nintendo turtles also breathe fire and casually swim in lava. Also many koopas fly. Or do magic. So. Yoshi is Yoshi, Yoshi is related to koopas (I mean, as a kid I thought the Modern Koopas were “small shelled yoshis”), Yoshi is a dragon, and Yoshi is also a dinosaur. (So arguably the other dinos are Also dragons and related to koopas.) Oh…and koopas are dragon turtles.
Abby Normal
Abby Normal 2 ай бұрын
Maybe Yoshi was just meant to be different. That's probably why he's always been my favorite.
Weeb-u Breafs
Weeb-u Breafs 2 ай бұрын
Oh man Yoshi better never turn evil he’s definitely my favorite Mario character
GunlessSnake
GunlessSnake 2 ай бұрын
Given the connection between turtles, dinosaurs, and dragons in the Mario series, it could be that the various species are all of the above. They're dragon-turtle-dinosaurs, with a dominance of 1/2 of these traits compared to the other 1/2 depending on the species.
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Risa Murakami [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞👇 2 ай бұрын
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Jag_rex24
Jag_rex24 2 ай бұрын
@Tomes of Awesome Here's my simple theory, matpat was right about Yoshi being a monolophosaurus but the magic found throughout the Mushroom Kingdom is what gave the dinosaur radical adaptations. It really makes more sense for dinosaur to evolve into a dragon then anything else.
Lua Freire
Lua Freire 2 ай бұрын
Wouldn't that make him a Tarasque?
Олександр Залiзняк
Олександр Залiзняк 2 ай бұрын
MatPat is a brain burner!(Правдивое видео):. kzbin.info/www/bejne/m37Zi4OMasaWrdk
Rock Lee
Rock Lee 2 ай бұрын
kzbin.info/www/bejne/qWbKZ6enr9aciKc Finally It’s here
Tam3600
Tam3600 2 ай бұрын
I love how this guys makes like at least 5 Mario theories a year but he’s only made like 7 sonic theories in his lifetime, and all of them where just proving him wrong. MatPat, if you see this, I’d like to know how Sonic’s homing attack works, if you will. Thanks.
Joshua Giehll
Joshua Giehll 2 ай бұрын
One small problem with the hybrid theory, hybrids are typically sterile. Numerous games have had Yoshi lay eggs.
Nickyecen
Nickyecen 2 ай бұрын
Going by what Matt said, he seems to only refer to himself as a dragon. Couldn't that just be for ego reasons?
B. Not Inc.
B. Not Inc. Ай бұрын
Fun fact: on a Nintendo magazine on April Fools in like 1997, it said that the Pokemon DRAGONite evolved into Yoshi by using a fire stone. More evidence that Yoshi is a dragon, even though it was an April fools joke.
TransScriber
TransScriber 2 ай бұрын
Here's the ultimate cop-out. Yoshi is actually an artificial lifeform with the DNA of dragons, dinosaurs and turtles mixed in. Probably chameleon given his tongue.
NovaMarpo3
NovaMarpo3 2 ай бұрын
You’re valid!
CreeprNsideLink
CreeprNsideLink 2 ай бұрын
So is Yoshi just the Mario version of Shadow? Ultimate Life Form and all.
ThatWAFFLEGuy 49
ThatWAFFLEGuy 49 2 ай бұрын
@Miss Anxiety There. That's what Yoshi is: The Reptilian Singularity.
Miss Anxiety
Miss Anxiety 2 ай бұрын
Basically, he's a reptillian amalgamation
Mr. Magistral Malik
Mr. Magistral Malik 2 ай бұрын
Imagine buckling up a seatbelt to indirectly kickstart a series of 3-4 Theorization channels.
Alletz
Alletz 27 күн бұрын
From the beginning it sounds like Yoshi mostly calls himself a dragon and others refer to him as a dinosaur mostly. So what if Yoshi just wishes to be a dragon, even if he is a dinosaur and the god of nintendo sometimes calls him a dragon, or gives him a power like a dragon (like in smash) to make him happy. I know, this is not really a theory and there are many factors against this, but I just thought it was a cute idea. :)
Moje Jaje
Moje Jaje 2 ай бұрын
7:46 what an amazing color palette. Seriously it should be a Grb.
Goggles
Goggles Ай бұрын
I absolutely love his intros
QuizMaster Hanzo
QuizMaster Hanzo 2 ай бұрын
To be completely honest, dinosaur and dragons are not really different creatures in Japan. The Japanese word for dinousaur is Kyōryū, with the latter half Ryū being the word meaning dragon.
WKMT Steven
WKMT Steven 5 күн бұрын
@QuizMaster Hanzo oh yup
Dustin Dean
Dustin Dean 5 күн бұрын
I found this out through One Piece lol
QuizMaster Hanzo
QuizMaster Hanzo 2 ай бұрын
@WKMT Steven true, but you are not going to tell me no one uses it for wordplay, I've seen plenty of games where dinosaurs are given dragon like features like fire breath or being able to swim in lava. Not saying I know more than a native speaker, but I've been studying Japanese for a few years, so I'm at least sure of how wordplay is used in media.
WKMT Steven
WKMT Steven 2 ай бұрын
We japanese use the words Kyoryu and ryu very separately tho. When you say kyoryu it will only mean dinosaur but not dragon, and when you say ryu it will only mean dragon. We don’t call dragons kyoryu and definitely don’t call dinosaurs Ryu ❌. Same with Chinese
Nowolf
Nowolf 2 ай бұрын
I mean, not that different in english honestly. 'deinos' meaning terrible, and 'sauros' for lizard. meanwhile, that first kanji is 'fear, *terror*, dread', yes?
Koipidgey
Koipidgey 2 ай бұрын
can we talk about how Mat's career is literally a butterfly effect
Rugops
Rugops Ай бұрын
Not all the odd dinosaurs and dragons were looked into. Some of the others share a similar appearance to Yoshi too.
You’re 100% right, but
You’re 100% right, but 18 күн бұрын
This video left me with more questions about Yoshi than answers, now instead of just thinking he’s either a dino or a dragon, I think he’s either a koopa or a hybrid of a lot of them combined, I don’t even know which ones for sure
BOBimus Rex
BOBimus Rex 2 ай бұрын
So glad 2022 decided to remind everyone about seatbelts. I haven't heard a psa about seatbelts in 20 years, so I totally forgot they existed. Thanks 2022. Maybe next year you can bring back "stop drop and roll" or air raid drills.
Rosemarie Hopkins
Rosemarie Hopkins 2 ай бұрын
Great video as always, but I do feel a bit baited. The title said the video was about Yoshi being Bowser's son but that wasn't in the video at all. Just a brief illusion to the fact that Yoshi's species might be somewhat related to the koopas and other shell-wearing characters.
Shion Sonozaki
Shion Sonozaki 2 ай бұрын
One thing that I'm surprised wasn't brought up is that in Japan the word for dinosaurs and dragons is essentially the same since the mythology of them was inspired by dinosaur bones. Dragons aren't real anyway why not have their fictional genealogy be related to dinosaurs. As for the shell chalk it up to symmetrical evolution non related species can develop similar traits given similar evolutionary pressures. In short dinosaurs and dragons are part of the same family and yoshi had an ancestor that needed a shell for protection and is now just a vestigial trait.
antwan1357
antwan1357 2 ай бұрын
I always thought of Yoshi as a koopa like creature.
Tablet Genesis
Tablet Genesis Ай бұрын
Are we not gonna talk about one seatbelt saved this entire channel?
Galarian Guy
Galarian Guy 2 ай бұрын
Yoshi being a Koopa even works with his final smash in Brawl as rather than gaining dragon like wings, he gets feathered ones like Para-Koopas
Galarian Guy
Galarian Guy 2 ай бұрын
@Devon Smith Don't respond to bots, it gives them more visibility
Galarian Guy
Galarian Guy 2 ай бұрын
@Jero Valentin Trueee, but yeah the point still stands :')
Devon Smith
Devon Smith 2 ай бұрын
@Don't Read My Profile Photo Okay Bob
Jero Valentin
Jero Valentin 2 ай бұрын
The feather wings also appear in the 1st games, where each of the 4 Yoshi colors had different powers (Blue being wings)
Олександр Залiзняк
Олександр Залiзняк 2 ай бұрын
MatPat is a brain burner!(Правдивое видео):. kzbin.info/www/bejne/m37Zi4OMasaWrdk
James Ihrke
James Ihrke 2 ай бұрын
The word "dinosaur" was not coined until 1841. Prior to that, the creatures now classified as such (which were know, as recorded by Marco Polo circa 1271) would have been classified as dragons.
RomiXn
RomiXn 15 күн бұрын
imagine a series of Mario games with the lore of all these theories
God of the Cripples
God of the Cripples 2 ай бұрын
I mean, dinosaur fossils are believed to be the origin of the concept of dragons in so many cultures, so they might not be totally separate.
CQ H
CQ H 2 ай бұрын
Yoshi could’ve been a hybrid of the three. The T. In his name could’ve stand for Turtle, Yoshisaur has the same ending as Dinosaur, and Munchakoopas has “Koopa” in it while the Munch just means he eats Bowser’s minions and other small enemies.
Mr. Easy Origami ART DIY: Paper Crafts
Mr. Easy Origami ART DIY: Paper Crafts 2 ай бұрын
*Imagine if all MatPat’s theories actually came true? Like, you’re playing a Mario game, and suddenly spot a toad getting possessed by a mushroom?*
Joseph Lenard
Joseph Lenard 2 ай бұрын
But hey its just a theory a game theory
Alexander Leonardi
Alexander Leonardi 2 ай бұрын
Yoshi is old enough to be bowsers father, as yoshi's island for snes confirmed
Colin Keohane
Colin Keohane 2 ай бұрын
Soo many bots. Also, stolen comment
That dumb guy
That dumb guy 2 ай бұрын
COPY
Barry Allen
Barry Allen 2 ай бұрын
@a cute dog because they copied and pasted it from another comment.
Will Sith
Will Sith 2 ай бұрын
I just kinda figured dragon and dinosaur were interchangeable in this context... Giant, ancient, extinct reptiles with massive jaws and all that.
CoffeeCaim
CoffeeCaim 2 ай бұрын
I always figured Yoshi's species and Koopas are not the same species but are a closely related species
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Wait but since Yoshi was originally meant to "Eat Bowser's minions", if Yoshi is a Koopa, doesn't that mean he's a cannibal?
Jason Jungreis
Jason Jungreis 2 ай бұрын
Now the real question: Can Goombas and Toads form hybrids?
ziqi92
ziqi92 2 ай бұрын
Nothing will take away the fact that Yoshi is a precious baby that must be loved and protected at all costs.
Ankylord the Shapeshifter
Ankylord the Shapeshifter 2 ай бұрын
Mario: I a don't see whya that's a my problem
Hopper's Mike
Hopper's Mike 2 ай бұрын
And comments tax fraud
George Katkus
George Katkus 2 ай бұрын
He committed tax fraud....
RandomlyFocused
RandomlyFocused 2 ай бұрын
Unless you reeeeeeaaaaally need to jump that gap
TMMASTER
TMMASTER 14 күн бұрын
I think you're missing the pretty obvious conclusion that you yourself alluded to in this video that Plessie is a member of a race that's the ancestor of Yoshi, Dory and Bahamut, who all evolved differently, possibly the koopas as well
Kookabura
Kookabura 2 ай бұрын
Dragons and dinosaurs are the same thing. The word "Dinosaur" wasn't invented until 1841. Before then, such creatures were referred to as dragons. In many mythologies, creatures that are clearly described as enormous reptiles are named as dragons, such as Jormungandr in Norse mythology. Not all dragons breath fire or have wings. Logically speaking, there is no difference between dinosaurs and dragons. They're both large reptiles that are rarely seen today.
Doga
Doga 2 ай бұрын
Dragon and Dinosaur are actually similarly writtenin Japanese, with the character for Dragon (Ryuu) being in the word used to say Dinosaur (Kyoryu). This added on to the fact that in Japanese media Dragon is commonly used as a substitute for Dinosaurs thanks to the similarity. Sometimes Dragon will be used to refer to both animals. There is also the fact that Dinosaur bones used to be called dragon bones in past china because of some stories they would make up about the mythical creature
RandomReese
RandomReese 2 ай бұрын
The mystery of yoshi continues
AustynSN
AustynSN 2 ай бұрын
Why does Yoshi have to be anything but the dinosaur you determined he was in the previous video? Sure, he can sprout wings and spit fire, but the Marios can do that stuff too. The Marios are humans who get powers through "power-ups". It seems the same is true of Yoshi, except that the koopa shells act as the power-ups.
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