Game Theory: Solving the Mystery of Human Flight (Immortals Fenyx Rising)

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Theorists, have you ever wanted to fly? Not Superman fly, but soar on a pair of wings like, well, a Phoenix? In the amazing new game Immortals Fenyx Rising, your character gets to do just that. She is a winged warrior out to defeat mythological monsters on her quest to rescue the Gods. Fenyx's wings are VERY similar to those Daedalus made for Icarus in the famous Greek myth. We all know how that turned out. What I want to figure out today is if a human can really fly with a pair of wings and HOW that would need to work to not end up crashing to the earth like Icarus. Let's FLY!
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  1. TierZoo
    4 חודשים לפני

    This feels like old school game theory and I love it Bummed insect wings weren't mentioned though. Adding a second pair of wings and swapping out feathers for membranes changes up the whole equation, and seeing as dragonflies have had pretty much the same wing design for around 300 million years, it could make for an interesting discussion.

    1. Mya Wong - MRH Student
      Mya Wong - MRH Student
      17 ימים לפני

      I mean, I worked when they were the size of a table! It could be an alternative...

    2. Dakari Cohen
      Dakari Cohen
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      @Theodore Theo testing it out right now. Seems to be working.

    3. Theodore Theo
      Theodore Theo
      חודש לפני

      Dunno if anyone gives a damn but yesterday I hacked my girl friends Instagram account using InstaPortal. Find it on google ;)

    4. ghufran tariq
      ghufran tariq
      2 חודשים לפני

      good seeying you around

    5. DemonHunter120
      2 חודשים לפני

      Hello there

  2. LayZ Streamer
    LayZ Streamer
    2 ימים לפני

    How dare you assume fenyx's GENDER THERE IS GENDER SELECTION!!! lmao 🤣 jk great vid as always!

  3. Birkis
    4 ימים לפני

    Im number 6.666 comment

  4. Birkis
    4 ימים לפני


  5. David André Melchor Zavala
    David André Melchor Zavala
    4 ימים לפני

    It's actually "barf-e" as in get, bed or hen; sort of like saying "barr-fair" with a British accent. Two e's don't make the sound of "lay", ther's no "i" in Barfée. So ballet isn't "bal-lay", etc. If doubt just read the wiktionary ipa symbols. I'm not a native French (neither English) speaker but with most French borrowed words in English I usually try to pronounce things the closest to French as possible but with English phonemes (sounds).

  6. vizthex
    4 ימים לפני

    damn, I want to play this but it's never coming to Steam apparently :c it's always the cool games that are console-locked :/

  7. Asa Hill
    Asa Hill
    5 ימים לפני

    Make book theories

  8. Rage 2000
    Rage 2000
    7 ימים לפני

    Icarus fell due to lack of oxygen

  9. Gosho Roshkov
    Gosho Roshkov
    7 ימים לפני

    Is ti just me . Or when he showed Icarus name I could see karus

  10. Fliverly
    9 ימים לפני

    The thing is about that massive bird is that it probably didn’t flap its wings like a typical small bird with lots of repeating flaps. It most likely flew like a hawk or eagle, mostly glides in wind currents and flaps its wings occasionally to keep its self up. You also didn’t talk about bat wings. Basically like a giant webbed hand with very thin fingers. Using webbed wings instead of feathered wings might make more lift counteracting the weight.

  11. Killer_Turkey
    11 ימים לפני

    He dares say a Minotaur is a titan?!?!?

  12. yawn tube
    yawn tube
    11 ימים לפני

    If u don't require flight wings like seen on angels and demons of Christian "lore?" Are physically possible. There is room and depending on size the human body can support the weight. you could have wings coming out at your shoulder blades.

  13. Ocean3404k
    12 ימים לפני

    Matpat I love you but the way you’re pronouncing these words especially Daedalus is making me want to not like this video. I will do so anyways cause this video was great and you’re amazing 🤧

  14. Shell
    14 ימים לפני

    Dear game theorists, Can you do a video on the war in smite(it has been bugging me ever since I read the “lore” on the Morrigan a character in the game)

  15. Shreya Sanjay
    Shreya Sanjay
    14 ימים לפני

    Never expected to come to game theory for completing my english homework My teacher asked us to write about the myth of Icarus in short so instead of going to google Im here

  16. IndoDINO Youtube
    IndoDINO Youtube
    15 ימים לפני

    So basically... *Hummimgbirb.*

  17. Candaru Driemor
    Candaru Driemor
    15 ימים לפני

    Shocked we made it through this whole video without going into how according to all known laws of aviation, a bee should not be able to fly

  18. Stoopid
    16 ימים לפני

    Bruh matpat the ancient greeks didn't have the internet or modern science stuff. They thought "hmmm well the sun makes stuff hot... Then going to close to it would get reeeaaallly hot." Give em a break... This ep was heccin cool

  19. Mya Wong - MRH Student
    Mya Wong - MRH Student
    17 ימים לפני

    Matpat does know that in game you can only double jump once and glide right?

  20. Retr0of
    18 ימים לפני

    okay i think in 5 years of this being real, in the way that is now being explained, who wants to bet?

  21. Tristan Perez
    Tristan Perez
    18 ימים לפני

    i think those wings and air vents are from genshin impact

  22. ItzRosyGaming
    19 ימים לפני

    ehen you know the whole story Should i feel old or smart?

  23. •Willow Tree•
    •Willow Tree•
    19 ימים לפני

    I now want to make wings... Epic 👌

  24. Jacob Swiatkowski
    Jacob Swiatkowski
    20 ימים לפני

    and he

  25. Jacob Swiatkowski
    Jacob Swiatkowski
    20 ימים לפני

    say it right

  26. Jacob Swiatkowski
    Jacob Swiatkowski
    20 ימים לפני

    THat not how you say dadals it

  27. Majicarpmon
    20 ימים לפני

    Erm.....wouldnt they like...not know about **air pressure** back then?

  28. Kawaii_Lover
    21 יום לפני

    People were dumb in the past

  29. Hunter Eversole
    Hunter Eversole
    26 ימים לפני

    year 8? dang that mans an og of life

  30. pheonix crewofnightcreatures
    pheonix crewofnightcreatures
    29 ימים לפני

    So attacked right now.

  31. Ruiluth
    29 ימים לפני

    _sniff_ I always knew my birb had a big heart

  32. Minh Ho
    Minh Ho
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    The wings feature reminds me of Genshin impact

  33. Iconic Fire
    Iconic Fire
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    Yo matpat can u be my history or math teacher 😂

  34. Fazepotato17
    חודש לפני

    I love in matt Pats intro Spring trap is sitting on the table

  35. lil jumpyboi
    lil jumpyboi
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    God: you are a human. You live on the ground you can not fly. Humans: f*ck it we will build wings! God: WAIT NO THATS NOT HOW YOU PLAY I know this isn't related to the video but meh. I know this isn't related so do not start screaming in the comments: ThIS ISn't RelATeD

  36. Blah blah Loo
    Blah blah Loo
    חודש לפני

    But ots a kilogram of steel

  37. Spitfire Blaziken
    Spitfire Blaziken
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  38. Darren Fernando
    Darren Fernando
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    It was a very nice very nice very very very nice beginning!

  39. Darren Fernando
    Darren Fernando
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    Sad that nobody else got the 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Cameo

  40. Shades kitsune
    Shades kitsune
    חודש לפני

    Now I wanna see him do Valstrax from Monster hunter which is basically a dragon that is a living jet and see if it's possible for something like this to even exist. Short answer is NO, but still wanna see Matpat tackle the biology of valstrax.

  41. Emily R-S
    Emily R-S
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    Nice 25th annual Putnam county spelling bee reference 😂

  42. Katelyn Brzozowski
    Katelyn Brzozowski
    חודש לפני

    Hehe... grounded...

  43. 1R1SHMAN04
    חודש לפני

    Today I learned pheonix is spelled phoenix

  44. Rofl Doffel
    Rofl Doffel
    חודש לפני

    its splled gg

  45. Edwin Niel Cañete I
    Edwin Niel Cañete I
    חודש לפני

    You didn't count the energy needed to pump the small wings.

  46. Sean Johnisee
    Sean Johnisee
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    Gonna be honest, the wings in the thumbnail makes the person look like Zerg Kerrigan from StarCraft

  47. Juggernaut the dark ultima
    Juggernaut the dark ultima
    חודש לפני

    Matpat Fenyx is actually a girl

  48. Josef
    חודש לפני

    I feel like back in the old days MatPat would have calculated how fast you would need to move the wings back and forth to fly, but I guess those days are behind us.

  49. Ocean Blu
    Ocean Blu
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    Using her wings like a hummingbird, while possible, wouldn’t be the best solution. Modern gliders are able to increase altitude not by moving the wings, but using the movement of air. Glider pilots learn to use thermals (rising pockets of hot air) and air moving over mountains to increase their altitude. Having the wings be static would not only decrease weight, it would dramatically decrease the energy required to fly.

  50. halkeye20
    חודש לפני

    Mass effect indoctrination theory part still has not been released yet

  51. Kevin Mortimer
    Kevin Mortimer
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    "by doing this 50 to 200 times every second" the hummingbird inspired Fenyx to get an arthritic dislocated shoulder?

  52. Tom Crowell
    Tom Crowell
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    So... What about Angel from the X-Men? Would he have a giant heart like birds? And what about when he was Archangel with metal wings? Did Apocalypse shrink his heart, mechanize it, or just give him thrusters? And what about other winged characters like Spider-Man's Vulture character? Or, heck, what about Kid Icarus?... You know the games you could have tied into this video? So many missed opportunities for research and study.

  53. Tom Crowell
    Tom Crowell
    חודש לפני

    Funny you joked about Ovid being bad with facts and not doing research when you mispronounce many of the names... Is that an Easter egg that includes the spelling bee joke at the start of the video? Lol

  54. austin’s cats
    austin’s cats
    חודש לפני

    Who els realised we just watched a video long sponser

  55. Tarik Ovski
    Tarik Ovski
    חודש לפני

    Am i the only who think that the image in 6:26 is kinda Turkish?

  56. Marcus Stevens
    Marcus Stevens
    חודש לפני

    Matpat: (Argues the science of higher altitudes melting Icarus's wings) Me: "You DO realize this story is in the same setting as the guy who kidnapped Death, right?"

  57. Apple
    חודש לפני

    I love how the character I made in game is very Mexican like

  58. Robin De Wolf
    Robin De Wolf
    חודש לפני

    MatPat upgrading daedalus (Die-dalus) to deadalus (dead-alus)

  59. DefNotXayah
    חודש לפני

    Alright anyone down to start working on human flight?

  60. HisMajesty
    חודש לפני

    *_Mr. Sinister has entered the chat_*

  61. Remy Peewee
    Remy Peewee
    חודש לפני

    I guess its mother is gishan impact (if I spelt it rong please let me know)

  62. darknessofcoy
    חודש לפני

    I seen some of the comments what I like to add is these would the wings be on you back or like one mythical creature from that time period harpies which had wings for arms I’m curious how they would effect these and what if there were ones with bat like wings would they glide which is more likely or could they flap and fly while or do they need to be like humming bird too?

  63. Kamayo
    חודש לפני

    Overly sarcastic productions are a great channel for interesting and fun story telling of mythologies and history

  64. Homeworks Only Channel
    Homeworks Only Channel
    חודש לפני

    isnt that old sso year 8 hmmmm... isn'r science not that advanced ? but meh I dont know anything about history and science

  65. TheFunnyPotato Boy
    TheFunnyPotato Boy
    חודש לפני

    Now spell impostor

  66. Death Swirl
    Death Swirl
    חודש לפני

    Still waiting on that religious eraser theory.

  67. TionnaM
    2 חודשים לפני

    You just helped me with my book n u aint even know it

  68. Kevin Lehman
    Kevin Lehman
    2 חודשים לפני

    you sound like odd1sout

  69. Llama woo
    Llama woo
    2 חודשים לפני

    This game is a rip off to zelda breath of the wild

  70. gaaralover09
    2 חודשים לפני

    MatPat, the only way I can think of to get this theory to you is through comments, you should do a theory video about about how lance sank the S.S. Anne!!!

  71. Idiot of the Century
    Idiot of the Century
    2 חודשים לפני

    A theory I really want him to do is about a game called Genshin Impact 🥲

  72. Mati Abayneh
    Mati Abayneh
    2 חודשים לפני

    Me taking out every villain in the game with just Apollo’s Arrows: 👌

  73. Thibault Perrier
    Thibault Perrier
    2 חודשים לפני

    Ha yes! Ensiant grice: >:(

  74. Cerberus has a gun
    Cerberus has a gun
    2 חודשים לפני

    Yo I think me and game theory have the same birth year 2010

  75. Some Asian Dude
    Some Asian Dude
    2 חודשים לפני

    Bird: can humans fly? The B52 flying over Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh SUCK MY #### Other Bird: I dont think so- **Ground starts blowing up**

  76. midnight
    2 חודשים לפני

    The intro never gets old

  77. Cookies and That
    Cookies and That
    2 חודשים לפני

    50 to 200 that's only 100 less punches machamp can do in a single second

  78. justin kydd
    justin kydd
    2 חודשים לפני

    This wasn’t the first Game Theory spelling bee! What happened to the one with Falcon Paaawnch.

  79. itake25
    2 חודשים לפני

    so is that why big bird glide through the air and not like a hummingbird

  80. Raymond Champion
    Raymond Champion
    2 חודשים לפני

    Idea for the gametherory 10 year special explaining and playing all fnaf games

  81. Niff Wasau
    Niff Wasau
    2 חודשים לפני

    Hummingbirds are great

  82. Euphoria
    2 חודשים לפני


  83. Rosemary Straw
    Rosemary Straw
    2 חודשים לפני

    Hey Matpat! Can you make a theory about "Little Nightmares" and "Little Nightmares 2"? I have my own theory on the game too, but I want to see what do you think about it.

  84. TheTrueMorse64
    2 חודשים לפני


  85. Mina S.
    Mina S.
    2 חודשים לפני

    Flappy bird is basically Icarus

  86. Glitchie
    2 חודשים לפני

    All Danganronpa fans, MatPat should do a theory on Mondo butter and if (or how) it will be possible

  87. Tati Maldonado
    Tati Maldonado
    2 חודשים לפני

    Matt can you make a theory on little nightmares

  88. Ren Ayanokoji
    Ren Ayanokoji
    2 חודשים לפני


  89. • Riku •
    • Riku •
    2 חודשים לפני

    The story of ikarus and Daedalus was in my english book

  90. Leslie Martinez
    Leslie Martinez
    2 חודשים לפני

    This just reminds me of genshin impact

  91. Freefire 81
    Freefire 81
    2 חודשים לפני

    Yo I finally got my name said in a MatPat Video!

  92. Freefire 81
    Freefire 81
    2 חודשים לפני

    Nice to hear my name

  93. cleasant5
    2 חודשים לפני

    This channel isnt ruining my childhood its making it better before no pandemic i would always watch him

  94. Holly Hartwick
    Holly Hartwick
    2 חודשים לפני

    I’m surprised it took this long. Kratos has been using the Wings of Icarus since he ripped them off Icarus himself in God of War II. By the way, “B.C.” and “A.D.” haven’t been accepted for proper use for quite some time. The proper terms are “B.C.E.” (Before the Common Era) and “C.E.” (Common Era) rather than the religiously charged “Before Christ” and “Anno Domini” (Latin for “in the year of our Lord”). Scientists and historians haven’t use BC and AD for decades.

  95. Alice the Wolf
    Alice the Wolf
    2 חודשים לפני

    Well that was one weird maybe elabrate sponser, I thought when it said Phoenix was spelled wrong at first I thought I missed something 😐😑😐😁😂🤣

  96. Natasha Eliot
    Natasha Eliot
    2 חודשים לפני

    Its PhoENiX nOT fEnYX, but in all seriousness it looks like an edgy gamer tag like pyxl or xx69darkshadow69xx. its even more irritating to spell now.

  97. -_o
    2 חודשים לפני

    P H E O N E X

  98. Be Quiet
    Be Quiet
    2 חודשים לפני

    I can't wait for someone to make a theory about mat pat, how does he have so much time to do study these topics and then make the actual video?

  99. DALEK_77 YT
    DALEK_77 YT
    2 חודשים לפני

    Game developers should *definitely* consult you at Game Theory for accuracy!

  100. HauntedDragonGaming
    2 חודשים לפני