Film Theory: The Rat That Beat Thanos! (Marvel Endgame)
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There are TONS of characters that show up in Marvel's Avengers Endgame. Most of them get at least one moment to remind the audience of why they are an awesome superhero and that we should be happy they are alive again. Now, the MVP of the episode is pretty obvious, but I want to talk about the one, tiny hero you probably missed. The rat. Which rat? Why the rat that brought back Ant-Man and made it possible for the Avengers to save the world. What are the odds? Well, you're about to find out!
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  • The Film Theorists
    The Film Theorists

    To everyone asking whether I calculated the rats repopulating, I did and just cut it before the final draft because it got too pedantic and lost in it's own numbers. Also, we wind back up at 50 rats anyway. Here's what got cut in case you were curious: "That means that at the beginning of five years, we're dealing with 50-ish rats in Scott Lang's area, which would replenish to their population carrying capacity in the course of just a few generations. Given that rat food supplies might be lower now that there are only half the people on the world, let's assume that they don’t get back to the full 100 rat population in Scott's immediate area, but that they make a good 50% surge back up to 75 rats roving all over Scott. Realistically it's almost impossible to know for our specific area exactly how many rats would be here, but we're making our best assumption right now and I'm trying to at least give Scott a fighting chance. So over the course of the six months after the Great Snap, rats would have pretty much bounced back, given that a new generation of rat babies is ready to go every six weeks. To get our final number, we’ll assume that an average-sized rat community would have at most around 50 rats out searching for food at any given time, since about a third of them are statistically in the nest at a given time."

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      ldgdoyskgzjgdkgfjs geugwyododtdottidxkgxit

      @Lori Elias definitely not

    • Tristan Ball
      Tristan Ball

      Two m7ch information

    • Simpbox


    • NIJAND .S.V
      NIJAND .S.V


    • TNBugWatch

      What's the chance it happens in four years instead of five if there is more than 99% the button gets pressed in five years it could still happen in four making the odds appt lower

  • God Rat
    God Rat

    i beat thanos

  • Matthew Hosier
    Matthew Hosier

    13:27 Professor Hulk is the smart one and that makes Bucky the strong one since he has super strength too

  • Akhil Krishna
    Akhil Krishna


  • Foxcatgaming 2
    Foxcatgaming 2

    13:16 you forgot about spiderman. who in universe is a "nerd" or a science guy who knows some of his stuff (not to mention Harley (the kid from ironman 3) who was actually at Starks funeral.)

  • Sainycs

    Imagine Mickey Mouse Getting The whole MCU to Victory... wait You dont Have to Imagine Just Watch Endgame

  • F Chef
    F Chef

    I love how Tony just invents time travel because why not

  • The Animated Pig
    The Animated Pig

    at the end of the movie i was saying i cant beleive this is all because of a rat

  • RobStar

    The Rat effect.

  • Home Haorao
    Home Haorao

    strongest avenger 3 captain marvel 2 scarlet witch 1 a rat

  • Caleb Martin
    Caleb Martin

    Ya'll, I know the guys who sold the rat to Marvel and they bring it up constantly that they saved the MCU

  • trillix

    Title: the rat that killed thanos Me:6ix 9ine 6ix 9ine!!!!

  • That Random Commenter
    That Random Commenter


  • Brandon Dominguez
    Brandon Dominguez

    Doctor strange did it for you

  • Little Rat
    Little Rat

    Your math is hard off

  • BITTU bittu
    BITTU bittu

    Don't forget micky mouse is also a rat So he is the main character!!! Thank you marvel

  • Hatifrey

    This would imply that Antman had the mental fortitude to understand quantum physics, and then know that everything reactive is a factor of cause and relativity....

  • Hatifrey

    MCU, where "What about the rat?" Is a plothole.

  • The Male Cheerleader
    The Male Cheerleader

    Can I just say 👏 👏 👏

  • Azure Squall
    Azure Squall

    Walt Disney from the Grave: Remember, it all started with a mouse

  • Eyad Al Haj
    Eyad Al Haj

    i got ptsd from the first few seconds

  • Sharkman 1094
    Sharkman 1094

    Am I the only one who pictured Doctor Strange fighting GLaDOs when they saw Doctor Strange holding the portal gun?

  • - Silent -
    - Silent -

    I watched 6 hours

  • Jd Rowland
    Jd Rowland

    Mans stuck in the quantum Rekem for five years FIVE YEARS AND DIDNT TELL US IF WE WERE RIGHT ABOUT QUANTUM MECHANICS

  • Jaden Playz/Roblox Minecraft
    Jaden Playz/Roblox Minecraft


  • TechSpiritedZ

    The rat above all

  • Some Loser
    Some Loser

    to be fair they could have ate something then not washed their hands

  • Terminator

    the rat's ancestors?

  • Chloe Ball
    Chloe Ball

    Question: where did they go when they got snapped???

  • Luke Gaier
    Luke Gaier

    The rat stepped on the button 14 million times. The rat doesn't narrow their chances. It creates one opportunity to defeat Thanos. This is the one universe where that one opportunity is both created and utilized. This is the only universe that survived the snap, excluding the universes that never had a snap.

  • Bad_Script

    Honestly, this video is kinda stupid. Chances of a rat stepping on that one area is low, but its the same with all areas. The fact that that one area is researched so heavily due to it being special messes with the math.

  • VirusDotZip

    Ya need a hacker? Just get Daisy Johnson on the team, she's not only a superhero, but a great hacker too!

  • Rachel Verhoef
    Rachel Verhoef

    I have not been watching for 3 hours I have been watching all your videos for much Longer

  • son goku
    son goku

    Plot twist : the rat was actually the one above all or some god

    • Dylan Wheatley
      Dylan Wheatley

      @A lol

    • A

      Mickey a.k.a Disney

    • Jackson Burbank
      Jackson Burbank


  • SnowBoy1

    Mat forgot that rats can gain more rats over-time because of reproduction

  • Pirate Song0
    Pirate Song0

    No it’s called the bar for a fact

  • Vsw Williams
    Vsw Williams

    5:16 only true UNDERTALE fans will get the reference.

  • Gaming Amalgam
    Gaming Amalgam

    Thank you for trying to recreate the THX logo introduction

  • The MBBS Student
    The MBBS Student

    I am spending my valentine's day looking at rat theories;

  • Juan zecaida Jr
    Juan zecaida Jr

    Nobody Jotaro: you and me are't so different

  • David Henss
    David Henss

    I think it would be interesting if Marvel did a movie based on the perception of the people who got snapped at the end of Infinite War. That said, perhaps when the second Dr. Strange movie comes out, we will find out that Dr. Strange was some how pulling the strings that mad the rat's appearance possible. I sometimes think that Marvel places plot holes in movies with the intention of somehow explaining them in future movies.

  • Seakay Margiadanae
    Seakay Margiadanae

    should I subscribe, should I not? I don't know yet.... I feel that if I sub to you Emergency awesome will appear in my feed more than not and I hate that guy.

  • MineCrafter2738

    “Why are you not subscribed?” Me: “Well I don’t know.”

  • Tinkabout Dat
    Tinkabout Dat

    Have you ever thought, what if the number of life in the MCU is an odd number like 100 trillion and 3 would some split in half?

  • Gaming EnderDragon_6
    Gaming EnderDragon_6

    Actually 1 or 10 minutes in the quontiom realm is one year so 50 minutes = 5 years

  • James F2f
    James F2f

    Rip Chadwick

  • rodean Raisi
    rodean Raisi

    The funnier thing is that if it was that easy,the pyms could have pushed the button while being dusted

  • Capisizu Cosmin
    Capisizu Cosmin

    Did not Dr. Strage find only one version of them wining. Maby the mouse was the missing element all the time :))

  • CayBean Gamer
    CayBean Gamer

    what about the fact multiple rats could search at the same time? Edit: NeverMind

  • Johnny Stein
    Johnny Stein

    During your rant about going to the bathroom I went to the bathroom

  • The variety channel
    The variety channel

    4:11 Dude! I am subscribed! why are you not??? hmm??? should I un subscribe??? hmmm??????? XD

  • Aaron Sanchez
    Aaron Sanchez

    Another theory that the rat was sent by DR. Strange maybe 🤔

  • Sasha R
    Sasha R

    When i was watching this I thought what am I doing with my life

  • Cudaman65

    Rats walk all over everything. If you ever work in the drop ceiling of office buildings you constantly see rat foot prints up there.

  • Da hoodmen
    Da hoodmen

    Wouldn’t rats be snapped as well

    • MasonGeo

      Not all rats

  • john reed
    john reed

    Rat saves Marvel heroes. A Mouse saves Marvel

  • Randomness Central
    Randomness Central

    Rat: pushes button Time magazine: you are now person-Er, living being of the year.

  • Rex Kirito
    Rex Kirito

    Don't u think rats has populated in course of 5 years? You're not as smart as u think you're Get dumped on

  • The Roy You DestRoyed
    The Roy You DestRoyed

    This is my fifth hour of straight matpat sexy voice so where is your welth

  • Iyden McNair
    Iyden McNair

    Imagine you were writing the endgame script and couldn't think of a good way to bring back ant-man so u just said "whatever I'll just say a rat pressed a button. No one will care." That person was very very wrong.

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  • Pouriya mehr Arabzadeh
    Pouriya mehr Arabzadeh

    Why this video even exist?

  • Arkangel Arkangel
    Arkangel Arkangel

    Why does thanos look like a purple shaq?

  • Slush_ie

    Why did I watch this before go to sleep

  • Matt Mckay
    Matt Mckay

    screw you rats i live in alberta

  • Ann Picariello ._.
    Ann Picariello ._.

    to the intro i have been here for three hours so your welcome and a rat saved the world

  • RoboHound _08
    RoboHound _08

    Why superman/aquaman at a marvel vid

  • Chris Valdez
    Chris Valdez

    Having had pet rats, I would say you have to take their breeding habits into the equation. Even if the snap erased all but 1 male and 1 female in the area, those 2 rats could breed about 36 litters in 5 years(8-12 babies per litter). They mature in about 2 months and can breed themselves. With fewer humans and cats around their numbers wont be going down because of predators. The biggest threat they have is a lack of food, which means more searching everything they can get in to. If my math is right there could be up to 100,000 of them poking around in 5 years, just from those first 2.

  • Sombrero Flower
    Sombrero Flower

    I think as you claim have a soothing voice my mother just says it's annoying

  • Swathi Rao
    Swathi Rao

    Thanos lost to a rat? That's more sad than Ursula, Master Of The Sea being stabbed by one singular ship.

  • white ch1cken
    white ch1cken

    It have been 5 yrs

  • Turttle Draughn
    Turttle Draughn

    I listen to these videos at work which is 10 hours long. This is all my love lol

  • rat gaming
    rat gaming



    That RAT = Micky Mouse = DIsney = Hero😂

  • Tristin Tremblay
    Tristin Tremblay

    Remember that they would be breeding and the rat population would grow about ......... oh I’d say five times greater then the original amount of rats so that’s like a whole lot bigger number


    Fun fact: Dr Strange should’ve seen a LOT more endings, as the Marvel franchise literally says that the entire universe got snapped so to succeed you must have the exact combination of people surviving. So to know the actual amount of endings there was you must find out how many people and animals were alive before the snap, to the power of the people before the snap, divide two. So yeh there was way more endings that Dr Strange said he saw.

  • Abdiel Juarez
    Abdiel Juarez


  • Spectre

    That's the Salesforce building, not the Transamerica pyramid.

  • The Esperanza
    The Esperanza

    Isn't half of rats gone🤨??!


    I was saying the same thing the heroes didn't save the universe the rat did

  • Ruth Johnson
    Ruth Johnson

    How do you know it isn’t a Mouse 🐭

  • Jacob Flame caster
    Jacob Flame caster

    The rats would breed back to near the current level in 4 years

  • Jacob Flame caster
    Jacob Flame caster

    I whatch 3 straight hours a day every day any where including at the cienama tolits. If I have to hall matpat

  • Stephen Von Maclid
    Stephen Von Maclid

    Matpat joking about people wanting to watch hours of film/game/food theories: Me: binge-watching for hours to the point where I switch devices to watch from

  • Matzen Black
    Matzen Black

    thanos: defeats marvel heroes also thanos: omg im daed by a rat

  • Braden Miley
    Braden Miley

    Hey that from fortnite

  • Gregory Cotton
    Gregory Cotton

    Plot Twist (?): The rat carried Bubonic Plague.

  • SleepySans the Nerd
    SleepySans the Nerd

    Sans: Hey that's my line!

  • Hari Priya
    Hari Priya

    Technically we have spider man and the man in the chair soooooooo yeah

  • mojo782

    Thats the Salesforce Tower, not the TransAmerica building

  • Philip WarpZer0
    Philip WarpZer0

    you didnt seem to calculate the potential children the rats would eventually have after the five years

  • Maphoka Mokuku
    Maphoka Mokuku

    A rat saves the universe? That is the laziest writing ever!!! Looks like the mouse is running out of ideas or he's trying to help his cousin with his acting career.

  • Kadin Hausman
    Kadin Hausman

    The rat deserves more respect.

  • Yoel Fux
    Yoel Fux

    He is a radical rat!

  • Yoel Fux
    Yoel Fux

    It was no ordinary rat it was Master Splinter and he pressed it intentionally

  • Kim Olson
    Kim Olson

    I HAVE been watching for 4 hours straight!

  • Z3RV

    RatPat or MatRat idk I thought it was funny

  • The Goggles Fam
    The Goggles Fam

    6:59 plot twist: Scott Lang's car is actually guzzlord

  • Bloxer 90
    Bloxer 90

    This aged well

  • I Jay I
    I Jay I

    Matt’s not a shiny hunter and it shows