Game Theory: How Does Kirby Fly?

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I know what you're thinking, Kirby sucks up some air and floats - that's how he flies. Except that should NOT work! Kirby, everyone's favorite little pink mystery, should sink like a lead filled balloon. Why doesn't he? Well today Theorists, we are going to solve the problem with Kirby's flight!
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  1. Doomsdan


    17 minutos atrás

    I love your new style so much 😍

  2. Mr. Liquid Turtle 97

    Mr. Liquid Turtle 97

    17 minutos atrás

    My theory was that there is no air, instead it’s helium

  3. Krazy GD

    Krazy GD

    19 minutos atrás

    The reason that the deflating balloon goes DOWN at first is because the air is coming out of the top, and the pressure of that air going out is pushing down on the balloon. Right as the balloon stops deflating, the pink balloon goes down, and the blue one goes up. Hope this explains it!

  4. Fausto Araujo

    Fausto Araujo

    2 horas atrás

    Because he's a balloon. End video.

  5. Family Phone

    Family Phone

    3 horas atrás

    What happened to cartoonpatt

  6. Bryan Valdivia

    Bryan Valdivia

    3 horas atrás

    Is there a posibility that the air is full of nitrogen

  7. Waddle Doo1000

    Waddle Doo1000

    3 horas atrás

    time to dededie

  8. Broken Flower

    Broken Flower

    4 horas atrás

    Mat, your excitement when the ballon experiment worked was absolutely adorable.

  9. Isabella Astuto

    Isabella Astuto

    5 horas atrás

    For the record, I really enjoy the new format! Great video, guys!!

  10. Curtis Newton

    Curtis Newton

    6 horas atrás

    just watched up to 5:25, and my theory is: maybe the atmosphere on whatever universe Kirby is in is made up of helium, the stuff that makes balloons fly

  11. Puppyowner 39

    Puppyowner 39

    6 horas atrás

    I like this. It’s fun.

  12. Otto Martinez

    Otto Martinez

    6 horas atrás

    below is a mad libs game theory style. copy and past it into a word doc. comment your results and play with a game theory loving friend hello! welcome to [noun] THEORY where i have been [verb]ing with doki-doki i ran calculations about [noun]. but what i really want to talk about is the new video game called super Mario [adjective]. the new game is causing all [noun]s [verb] themselves. and the [noun] power up is overpowered. Anyway i want to figure out Mario's new [verb]ing skill works. using [noun] measuring and Mario's height i figured that the [noun] traveled [number] meters and travels at [number] meters per second. when it [verb]s the ball pushes back the enemy [number] meters back. But that is impossible because of Newtons [number] law of [noun]. to figure out how mush that would do to Mario we take the damage of the[noun] we take marios [color] hat's area and [operation (math)] it by[number] and that makes the power up the most [adjective]ist power up ever and end the [noun] kingdom. Anyway that's just a theory, a [noun] theory! i

  13. Trecento Orb

    Trecento Orb

    6 horas atrás

    I like the old format

  14. Krazy


    7 horas atrás

    How do some pokemon in the anime fly while some attacks when they arent flying type?

  15. Traci Dowding

    Traci Dowding

    13 horas atrás

    Yay matpat

  16. Queen Liang

    Queen Liang

    15 horas atrás

    The new format is great and all, but I just want to go back for it to be some funny video just or messing around. This new format seems to serious, it feels like im in a science class

  17. STR2D3PO


    15 horas atrás

    I was really looking forward to part two but no people had to complain thanks jerks

  18. Julian Gay

    Julian Gay

    15 horas atrás

    Right when the lore was getting juicy. . . Dang that sucks

  19. Amber Wolfe

    Amber Wolfe

    16 horas atrás

    new editing style, not sure how i feel about it yet. we shall have to see. :)

  20. AliA V2

    AliA V2

    16 horas atrás

    Ok so may pat I like your theory. I really do. However have you ever heard that hot air rises. And mitochondrion of the cell produce heat? So in THEORY it could be he increases the motabolism every time he goes to float. It could put a strain on his body there for resulting in him descending. For more info on this check out kugsguart’s (or something like that) the size of life part 2. Also bringing in more air would increase the amount of rise for this. If I am wrong please let me know.

  21. Ask _Unity

    Ask _Unity

    17 horas atrás

    Um I wanted the part 2 more

  22. tigernipe37


    18 horas atrás

    That’s not flying! That’s just falling with style!

  23. Justin Tremmel

    Justin Tremmel

    19 horas atrás

    And also you have the best thory channle, so I came here.

  24. Justin Tremmel

    Justin Tremmel

    19 horas atrás

    Hey Dude, can you make a thory of how nova IS or IS OF STAR DREAMS OWN kind. OR how Morpho knight is one of meta knights scrach skins!

  25. Stephen Reynolds

    Stephen Reynolds

    19 horas atrás

    Ok massive missed point. Boyles Law. Namely the heat internal to Kirby vs atmospheric heat and pressures applied in Kirby vs atmospheric's. We see the same with hot air balloons in modern life. Think you jumped too far across except accounting for basic variables. Drag force is important but it is a minor impact factor in comparison, why the air balloon doenst have to worry about aerodynamics as much as a place etc. Hopefully this gets noticed :/

  26. Jamie Mariano

    Jamie Mariano

    19 horas atrás

    U might become a video game 🎮 tewcher

  27. TheKeeks144


    20 horas atrás

    Loved the format of this video, it’s fun to see your face for once 😂

  28. Fashy Dream Girl

    Fashy Dream Girl

    22 horas atrás

    What happened to this channel? Since when does Mat show his face in any way other than animated pictures?

  29. BillDaKat


    22 horas atrás

    11:50, way to breath no breath

  30. DarkRoe The Nin-Bot

    DarkRoe The Nin-Bot

    22 horas atrás

    But...the drag force does not allow kirby to defy gravity and fly. It just makes him fall slower. We didn't find out how he flies: we found out how he falls slower when inflated. Which means that SOMEHOW kirby wiggling his little arms and feet is causing some other force to be used to propel himself upwards. At this point I am willing to call his flying ability "magic," but I think there's more to it. But sadly, no. We do not yet know how baloon man flies.

  31. Julian


    23 horas atrás

    Science funded by politics will always be controversial.

  32. Avon The Death Hound

    Avon The Death Hound

    23 horas atrás

    The science experiment was such a cool little addition and you should totally do it more often, you definitely seemed like you had a bunch of fun doing it

  33. Athessa D.M.

    Athessa D.M.

    23 horas atrás

    Is matpat wearing makeup? It’s really nice tho 😅😅

  34. ツPlasma


    Dia atrás

    I'd love to see Kirby the Threat Pt. 2...

  35. Luka Spieringhs

    Luka Spieringhs

    Dia atrás

    so instead of kirby shouldn't be trusted, we're back to "what is a kirby"

  36. Alvaro Turci

    Alvaro Turci

    Dia atrás

    14:24 that’s the happiest ending I ever watched ;)

  37. Matthew Laverde

    Matthew Laverde

    Dia atrás

    That opening be like: Hey VSauce Michael here

  38. kasasui pokemonmaster

    kasasui pokemonmaster

    Dia atrás

    How much strenght is behind Kirby air bullet

  39. Brayden Lockwood-Lount

    Brayden Lockwood-Lount

    Dia atrás

    It's Kience

  40. Emma Granger Weasly

    Emma Granger Weasly

    Dia atrás

    I kind of miss all the animations but I did enjoy the science experiment

  41. Lara potocnik

    Lara potocnik

    Dia atrás

    I prefered the original editing - it was way more fun.

  42. custerjessica


    Dia atrás

    No! I want lore!

  43. Perisnot le legend

    Perisnot le legend

    Dia atrás

    He makes the air turn into helium.

  44. Geek Girl

    Geek Girl

    Dia atrás

    That science experiment was so cool! 😆

  45. Jared Hudson

    Jared Hudson

    Dia atrás

    Yeah but how does kirby continue to propel hinself after the initial jump

  46. Kirby derb

    Kirby derb

    Dia atrás

    I will subscribe to whoever likes this comet and subscribes to my channel

    • Kirby derb

      Kirby derb

      Dia atrás

      in the reply section

    • Kirby derb

      Kirby derb

      Dia atrás

      and also adds there youtube channel

  47. John John

    John John

    Dia atrás


  48. linktothafuture


    Dia atrás

    Please do a part 2, at least for the people that myself lol

  49. Chungus Cart

    Chungus Cart

    Dia atrás

    uM aCtUaLlY el gato is Spanish for cat

  50. I Need A Name

    I Need A Name

    Dia atrás


  51. Storme Wolfe

    Storme Wolfe

    Dia atrás

    I love that he's showing his face more! It's awesome to see all his facial expressions.

  52. Captain Morgan IV

    Captain Morgan IV

    Dia atrás

    hey mat i just wanna say i love the new style of making vids

  53. saucy snipers

    saucy snipers

    Dia atrás

    at 12:53 i thout i sped up the video or something. Heh

  54. Turner Clements

    Turner Clements

    Dia atrás

    Susie was the daughter that he was looking for in Planet Robobot

  55. Sacondese


    Dia atrás

    You’ve used balloons in this video but ignored 1 fact a balloon can’t fly without air even tho it adds weight you can’t have a balloon fly if you don’t inflate it, and a balloon looks like it has the same aerodynamics as Kirby both spheres

  56. Melva Lewis

    Melva Lewis

    Dia atrás

    And now I'm going to watch criminal minds because you gave me Spencer Reed vibes... good video thx

  57. Immortal Shadow

    Immortal Shadow

    Dia atrás

    the old editing is way better

  58. Franey


    Dia atrás

    This new format is weird

  59. xGildartsx


    Dia atrás

    I was looking forward to part 2. This was great, but I'd still love to see it.

  60. CalypsoSteampunX


    2 dias atrás

    Kirby isn't flying! He's falling with style

  61. neeam elamin

    neeam elamin

    2 dias atrás

    Where is badly edited matpat? WHERE IS BADLY EDITED MATPAT???!?!?!?!?!??!

  62. Xcuesmii WOT

    Xcuesmii WOT

    2 dias atrás

    No one has ever done a dark sonic analysis and I was wondering if you could whip one up for the sonic fandom please?

  63. Gishhy


    2 dias atrás

    You know you’ve been watching too much game theorists when you start reading all of the comments in Matpat’s voice... *help*

  64. furios gamer gaming

    furios gamer gaming

    2 dias atrás

    It doesnt mean cat

  65. annasaurus


    2 dias atrás

    i like this new recording format, it’s much more genuine and human-like. keep doing what you’re doing! 💖 you’re awesome

  66. KeybladeAwsome2178


    2 dias atrás

    What bout DENSITY? You know how ships are made of iron and are closed on the bottom? They float because of density, so he takes in a less dense substance and makes himself larger in order float.

  67. Dylan Mario1

    Dylan Mario1

    2 dias atrás

    You should Put a top 10 of fighters that could join supersmash Brose ultimate. But these fighters must must be worthy. They have to make sense into joining. I’m going to lay out some rules. 1. They have to be from video games. Which means they can’t be found television they have to be from their original game. 2. They have to have a plot which means they have to have a goal a story. Minecraft is already illuminated when is first been started he was told no goal. You have to find that goal by yourself. 3. They have to have a solid move set. Like Sora from kingdom hearts. He can use his key blade and many spells. Which means why Waluigi wasn’t added. It may be a little extra rule. They could have possibly have some Nintendo history . Like Mortal Kombat being on the Wii . I mean it would be cool seen scorpion fighting snake and joker. But like I said. These fighters have to make sense. Probably do some research find out who could be given that sweet envelope. Good luck Madpat see who can be added to super smash bro‘s ultimate.

    • Dylan Mario1

      Dylan Mario1

      2 dias atrás

      To let everyone know these are all my thoughts and opinions not everyone will follow they may have rules of their own. 4. They cannot be spirit. I forgot to put that my bad 🤗

  68. Martin Stoncel

    Martin Stoncel

    2 dias atrás

    You know Spanish?!!!

  69. Clara Kraft

    Clara Kraft

    2 dias atrás

    Or maybe the atmosphere is just helium instead of air?!🤷‍♀️

  70. Bill Bill

    Bill Bill

    2 dias atrás

    What about how he can ascend

  71. Jackson Tuchscherer

    Jackson Tuchscherer

    2 dias atrás

    Using drag forces to slow decent can only work if you are moving at a high velocity, but when kirby flys he is not moving fast enough for the drag to counter act the force of gravity. He would fall slower, but not nearly slow enough. Also, just because he can fall slower does not mean he would be able to create any lift. When sky divers deploy their parachutes they continue falling unless another force such as wind pushes them up. Kirby's arms would not have the surface area to create enough lift for him to fly unless he weighed as much as air, which he doesn't.

  72. Jon Meyer

    Jon Meyer

    2 dias atrás

    Kirby is like a bird he flaps his arms to fly. But he decreases his weight by inhaling the air (which it could be full of helium.. since it's a different planet.) And expanding his body. Honestly it was kinda simple to explain. But what do I know. I don't overcomplicate everything that has an answer

  73. evilkillerwhale


    2 dias atrás

    Aerospace engineer here. You showed the drag equation that ignores skin friction. And one that assumed a large enough Reynold's number to create turbulence behind Kirby, which is not super likely as speeds that low.

  74. 11Dućk Shøt

    11Dućk Shøt

    2 dias atrás

    wow... Live action...

  75. Jamie Ferreira

    Jamie Ferreira

    2 dias atrás

    I liked it more when he wasn’t talking to the camera

  76. Toasted Eevie

    Toasted Eevie

    2 dias atrás

    Balloon: *deflates* Matt: YES!

  77. Tyler Carrell

    Tyler Carrell

    2 dias atrás

    I thought Kirby could fly because he puffs up air and slaps his arms why

  78. Michael Myers

    Michael Myers

    2 dias atrás

    Damn, I’m taking physics next year in high school and this stuff is interesting but looks soo complicated.

  79. just a cat lover 232

    just a cat lover 232

    2 dias atrás

    I'm late.

  80. Iron Einherjar

    Iron Einherjar

    2 dias atrás

    But if Kirby increased his volume to the point where his mass to volume ratio became less than his displacement of equivalent atmosphere he would begin floating

  81. Mattie Lee

    Mattie Lee

    2 dias atrás

    Guess who has a green screen now!!

  82. Payton B

    Payton B

    2 dias atrás

    6:27 but are we sure Kirby is on Earth?

  83. Crimson Knight

    Crimson Knight

    2 dias atrás

    i really love the new format i dont get the hate also i really wanted to see the original theory concluded properly :/

  84. Reishadowen


    2 dias atrás mention of buoyancy? I always thought that was how Kirby was able to stay in the air...

  85. Crabby Gamer

    Crabby Gamer

    2 dias atrás

    I’ve done this experiment in my school

  86. Gregg ThomasFan

    Gregg ThomasFan

    2 dias atrás


  87. Yeet Skeet

    Yeet Skeet

    2 dias atrás

    Matpat the new format was cool for a bit but can we go back to the old format, it was overall just more fun

  88. Royce Dutch Jr.

    Royce Dutch Jr.

    2 dias atrás

    MatPat is now bill nye the science guy

  89. Sandi Holstein

    Sandi Holstein

    2 dias atrás

    10:08 *Sonic wants to know your location*

  90. Twitchy Kitty

    Twitchy Kitty

    2 dias atrás

    I was waiting for you to explain how Kirby gains upward force midair. It presents the same problem double jumping does. You explained drag, cool, where does his thrust come from?

  91. A Simple Animator

    A Simple Animator

    2 dias atrás

    I love Matpat, but if he's encouraging the unscientific thought of Gay marriage I HAV QUESTIONS!!! Oh and cool video keep it up.😶

  92. Massive Douche

    Massive Douche

    2 dias atrás

    See now THIS is why I watch Game Theory. I really hope you're going this direction in future videos. Back to science, back to basics.

  93. Twi-knight The Fox

    Twi-knight The Fox

    2 dias atrás


  94. spike21194


    3 dias atrás

    I actually love this new format, the animation was fun, but i like seeing your reactions to things.

  95. Isaiah Calhoun

    Isaiah Calhoun

    3 dias atrás

    Hey MATPAT, You should do a Game Theory on the lore of Link between Mario, since they are re-releasing Link's Awakening for the Switch. I'm sure Nintendo has a reason for just blatantly stuffing Mario characters in a Zelda game and then re-releasing it 25 years later, maybe that means will be a LORE crossover. (And not just some Super Smash Bros game or Mariokart)

    • Isaiah Calhoun

      Isaiah Calhoun

      Dia atrás

      +Tj Smithson Yes, I know that the end of the game showed the Link was asleep and that it was all a dream, but doesn't that raise even more questions about the reality of Mario. Could it all be just a dream, from Link, mind you!

    • Tj Smithson

      Tj Smithson

      2 dias atrás

      You need to play the game, and READ (talk to everyone) to get the story.

  96. MainGoldDragon


    3 dias atrás

    Joining Shane Dawson ? Umm... no thanks.

  97. Mochi _26

    Mochi _26

    3 dias atrás

    Easy. Kirby is god

  98. katy wood

    katy wood

    3 dias atrás

    Odd1sout James had your Merch on in Mr beats air soft royal put his on in a video

  99. katy wood

    katy wood

    3 dias atrás

    Please finish the theory

  100. Jeremiah Pozzolo

    Jeremiah Pozzolo

    3 dias atrás

    Should have stuck with the original plan for the death God thing. This feels like a a science project I would do with my 4 year old. Game theory shouldn't cover elementary physics as a whole episode, there are children's science channels for that.

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