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Minecraft Theory: What Are Creepers?

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Endure_Slayer avatar Endure_Slayer
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The creeper is a very unique mob in the giant ocean of Minecraft. It's
color scheme is random, very destructive, and is told to have been
created on an accident. What if I told you, that all of this was for a

Many people recognize this iconic as a creeper, but what
was it based off of? Many other mobs are simple, like skeletons for
example, but creepers are just...there.

Hopefully once you read this, you can have a better understanding of this mob.

The most iconic thing about this mob is it's exploding feature. Build a
cool house? BOOM! What's really interesting, is that the creeper is the
only mob with a real griefing ability. Technically, endermen can grief
too, but they will either die while dropping the block, or place it
somewhere else. It also has the weirdest color scheme. White and many
shades of green. Green. Sound familiar? Most of a Minecraft world is
made up of green, like leaves, grass, cacti, etc. Why is this important?
That's because the creeper is based off of a BUG.

I'm not saying it IS a bug, but it could very well be based off of it. Think
about it. It's color scheme is just taking random textures throughout
the game and mixing it into one entity. The white spots? They're the
empty spots that aren't filled. It's the only mob who has a serious
griefing ability, and it goes around ruining the game-playing
experience, by ruining what the game is made of at its core. Building.

To strengthen this even further, Notch has told that the creeper body
shape was created on a total accident! I wont go over the whole story,
but he basically switched a thing on the appearance of the pig, and he
liked the design he made it into a mob. An accident, huh? Sounds a lot
like an accidental bug in the game.

This isn't one of the best
points in this theory, but maybe he's based off of a bug because he,
"bugs," you (I'm sorry, couldn't stop myself).

Anyways, thanks for reading this! Be sure to leave comments :D

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12/28/2016 6:25 pm
Level 48 : Master Professor
Eli the Zeratoed
Eli the Zeratoed avatar
Lol, MatPat did this one too (No joke!). Besides the Obvious MatPat point-outs, I did know the origins and the MatPat reviews before reading any of your comments, but at least this was a good theory! Like the Nostalgia Critic says, "Like Inside Out or Osmosis Jones, it matters if it does something new and innovative". (Can't remember the exact quote, but it's something! xD).
12/23/2016 9:05 am
Level 27 : Expert Blacksmith
striker107 avatar
He switched the X and Y cords on a pig and *BOOM* we got the creeper base design. But nice theory.
12/23/2016 9:47 am
Level 40 : Master Nerd
Endure_Slayer avatar
Oh yeah I didn't really remember it lol
and thanks!
12/23/2016 12:51 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Skinner
SNekohime avatar
that wasn't anything i imagined at all, but the accident thing that notch made. i heard of it before
12/23/2016 9:47 am
Level 40 : Master Nerd
Endure_Slayer avatar
This was just my idea :P
12/23/2016 3:54 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Skinner
SNekohime avatar
that accident tho... lol
12/22/2016 10:55 pm
Level 40 : Master Nerd
Endure_Slayer avatar
Sorry for the blog in a weird shape, it was really late and the problem wouldn't be fixed. Hopefully it doesn't damage your experience with this blog.
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