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Film Theory: Sonic is Dying... of HUNGER! (Sonic The Hedgehog)


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  • Anstolis
    Anstolis 2 months ago +707

    Matpat is the kind of person to as kid been too cynical to get with magical themes without saying uhh no that's unrealistic, except he actually has facts to back him up

    • Uuuuuuh hi
      Uuuuuuh hi 14 days ago

      As a dyslexic person i understood you my friend

    • Prettylovelyivy
      Prettylovelyivy 16 days ago

      Translation: Matpat was the kind of kid that was probably too Cynical to get with Magical Themes without saying “uhhh no that’s too unrealistic” before going into detailed version of science to back up his claims.

    • Vroner 62
      Vroner 62 19 days ago


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    • SFS Valiant /Jelly
      SFS Valiant /Jelly 23 days ago +1

      500th like

  • Carver Salad
    Carver Salad Month ago +256

    The average chili dog costs $2.50. Times 2,989,017 is $7,472,542.50. With the recommended tip being 20%, that total becomes $8,976,051. If there are 86,400 seconds in a day, that means that if Sonic kept running without stopping for 24 hours he would need to spend $193,688,301,600 to refuel. That's more than Elon Musk's calculated net worth.

    • xXLemon - FruitSquadXx
      xXLemon - FruitSquadXx 8 days ago

      Unless it’s homemade

    • finn catalyst comet
      finn catalyst comet 12 days ago

      @Jessica Aiko Manda don't worry, with the power of the master emerald, sonic can have all the chili dogs he wants, do you want a chili dog that never runs out or even one that is equivalent to infinite chili dogs, so he doesn't lose energy.

    • Candis
      Candis 17 days ago +2


    • Jessica Aiko Manda
      Jessica Aiko Manda 19 days ago +1

      Now that was a lot of money. Who does even have that kind of money

    • Roy Wray
      Roy Wray 26 days ago +3


  • Mark Evans
    Mark Evans Month ago +289

    Matpat could have a PHD in some sciencey thing but spends his time making Clip-Share videos and that’s we love him

    • Mellow Mallow
      Mellow Mallow Month ago +21

      @Sp4c1ng_0ut neuroscience and then he was like "but what if game was real?" and now he's a huge youtuber

    • Sp4c1ng_0ut
      Sp4c1ng_0ut Month ago +24

      He worked in neuroscience at some point, he and Steph are surprisingly well equipped for this

  • Madisyn Golab
    Madisyn Golab Month ago +121

    After hearing MatPat go through those formulas, I am once again so SO glad I'm not planning to go into that field of science like...ever

    • Dan Carli
      Dan Carli 20 days ago

      @Tappajaav bruh

    • Tappajaav
      Tappajaav 27 days ago +1

      The field of making youtube videos?

  • Sam Cochran
    Sam Cochran Month ago +55

    I always figured, at least based on the movies, sonic didn't need to eat too much compared to other speedsters because he has direct access to the source of energy that gives him his speed, the energy in his quills

    • Sam Cochran
      Sam Cochran 19 days ago +2

      @Drew oh, so that's how it works in the games, and that's why he created that giant burst of energy in the movie when he was getting over emotional

    • Drew
      Drew 19 days ago +2

      He's powered by emotions. He can change emotions to energy, like Chaos Emeralds. Tails and Knuckles can do the same thing.

  • zed
    zed 2 months ago +4422

    I love how technically this could go on any of the sister channels, sonic is a game, the theory covers food and the movie is used :)

    • harry whelan
      harry whelan 20 days ago +1

      Me when sonic eat hot dog

    • NotHilton
      NotHilton Month ago

      @Thomas wait what's that link supposed to be to?

    • NotHilton
      NotHilton Month ago

      @Don't Read Profile Photo shut up

    • red noob 2.0
      red noob 2.0 Month ago

      I was gonna comment that before I saw this

    • XBOX 360
      XBOX 360 Month ago

      Why are there so many bots here

  • Grace North
    Grace North Month ago +52

    I have an idea for a theory. In the new Addams show "Wednesday", the titular character is shown going to a school where almost all the other characters are mythical creatures. But the Addams have never been explicitly referred to in those terms, even though they do have strange abilities to endure torture and dangerous situations. Are they human? If so, how can the invulnerability be explained? And if not, what are they?

    • ray the menace
      ray the menace 8 days ago

      I'm pretty sure that Morticia is a witch (and maybe Wednesday is too).

    • Mouse Goldstein
      Mouse Goldstein Month ago +12

      You kinda figure it out watching the old school show and movies, but they are decendants of witches and warlocks.

  • Lasercraft32
    Lasercraft32 Month ago +5

    Some of the comments mention how he's not a human and is from another dimension, so his metabolism isn't the same as a humans.... but really what I feel throws this theory out the window is just how much energy his body already contains. Just a SINGLE quill seems to carry a near infinite amount of energy. Makes me wonder if he even _needs_ to eat anything at all. 🤔

  • bomberbaja111
    bomberbaja111 Month ago +15

    You forget Sonic is technically an alien . Chances are his metabolism is absurdly efficient to the point where his body basically contains a nuclear reactor- like digestive tract . Sounds weird , but so can be those classic japanese video games xD !

  • tehnoobestworld
    tehnoobestworld Month ago +9

    You should just use the 1/2m(vmax^2)+energy loss to friction over time x time. To find the energy in joules and then convert joules to calories. That would give you the calories needed solely for his feats without making assumptions of his biology, considering his quils contain infinite energy he might not even have a metabolism and just eats to eat

  • bruh breh ii
    bruh breh ii Month ago +7

    so hear me out: in the original lore sonic was given his powers through some machine eggman invented, in the movie he is just born with it. I say he has this energy in him, constantly regenerating multiplying and ect. I think that's both stopping him from breaking his legs from running AND powering him.

  • LucidOpticLab
    LucidOpticLab Month ago +46

    sonic: runs so fast that moving cars look frozen in time
    matpat: looks like he's going 50 mph

    • Zeldaplayergl
      Zeldaplayergl 7 days ago

      Relativity and plot my friend 😌

    • finn catalyst comet
      finn catalyst comet 12 days ago

      @pws3rd 1
      there are calculations based on the logic that, to make something look stopped without counting that it is time stop, the speed of a snail is used in comparison (that is, what it takes for a snail to travel a certain distance so that it is visible that it is moved, that is 1/83 seconds)or 0.013 seconds

    • pws3rd 1
      pws3rd 1 Month ago +6

      @Universal Power yes it does. It means the entire scene took less time in reality and that Sonic was passing those cars significantly faster. It makes all calculations based off that scene completely moot and further points to that segment being complete filler

    • Universal Power
      Universal Power Month ago

      @pws3rd 1 literally doesn't change anything

    • pws3rd 1
      pws3rd 1 Month ago +1

      @nathaniel bass that was a time dilation scene. Things weren’t actually happening in real time but Matt forgot about that part apparently

  • FainFawn
    FainFawn Month ago +9

    I have always love all the content but I hold a special place for science episodes. Glad to see them back

  • Raythe
    Raythe Month ago +10

    Really wish Austin had done this episode. MatPat saying "The Science" is like a kick in the gut to that series....

    • Sp4c1ng_0ut
      Sp4c1ng_0ut Month ago

      Same I wish he would make an appearance

  • Yuval Manor
    Yuval Manor Month ago +6

    Loved this content, keep it up your channels are absolutely amazing

  • hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa Month ago +5

    Matpat took the "I guess he goes that fast because of all the chili dogs he eats" joke and turned it on its head.

  • Fearful Fables and Fairytales

    A film theory about a video game character's food habits. The Theory trifecta. Well played.

  • nathaniel bass
    nathaniel bass Month ago +2

    So, here's a question, what happens if Sonic's body is some sort of natural battery that can absorb energy from the surroundings. The lightning discharge could actually be energy that he's either unable to take in...or is producing in excess of his use

    • Orchidilia
      Orchidilia Month ago

      Lack of training and his young age. I like to think there is all the light and heat due to him being young and untrained. He hasn't learned how to be fully efficient yet at generating and absorbing energy so a lot is lost to heat and light. Just like with how we harness energy, before LEDS coil light bulbs wasted most of their energy in heat, LEDS produce less wasted energy to heat since we have learned to produce light more efficiently. I imagine as Sonic gets older and learns better control he will stop with so much extra discharge.

  • Kathleen Ramirez
    Kathleen Ramirez 2 months ago +945

    This is THE episode that perfectly blends Game Theory, Film Theory, and Food Theory! What are the odds?!?

  • Kevin Stempien
    Kevin Stempien Month ago +3

    If sonic was able to convert the hotdog into pure energy like antimatter/matter collision then he would be just fine.

  • X3M
    X3M Month ago +1

    Clearly, there is some other logic to this.
    After all, we got planet busters in DBZ.
    So, what about E=MC²?
    How much energy do you get from 1 chillidog?
    Also worth noting is that the distance in 4 seconds is eligeble for a speed fast enough for a launch into space. Due to the centrifugal force.

  • alida flus
    alida flus Month ago +2

    I always love these videos with ridiculous mathematic results

  • Dollhouse gone haywire

    Yes! This is the crazy number calculating film theory I have missed.

  • Anonymous Dubber
    Anonymous Dubber 2 months ago +1771

    This is literally a Game Theory, a Film Theory, and a Food Theory all in one video!

  • Mason Dowling
    Mason Dowling Month ago +2

    Today in class we were talking about theory of evolution, and my teacher said “but that’s just a theory” and I stood up and proclaimed “A Film Theory!” And I got the awkward stare😂

  • Dleles9
    Dleles9 Month ago +1

    2:47 the issue is that a lot of hot dogs comes from beef not pigs. So, the picture of just pigs is kind of misleading. I was shocked when I learned about the prominence of beef hot dogs as I used to think the choice between hot dog or hamburger was largely pig vs. beef. Not a huge issue just wanted to point it out.

  • Lakshman Komzak
    Lakshman Komzak Month ago +2

    4:46 i love how on the website it lists sonic's "real name" and "english name" but his english name is just the normal one in all caps 😂

  • Ingrid Baresen
    Ingrid Baresen Month ago

    I would like to ask a question: what about how he glows? Sonic glows whenever he access his "speed". The reason I ask is because, sonic can cause EMP waves when he goes all out and well, a single quill is enough to power Robotics flying machine. Couldn't stand to be then, that Sonic gets his calories from another source? I mean, a calorie is the heat measurement to raise the temp of water right? Isn't Heat energy? I mean, I think a better question is how much heat is Sonic generating when he's moving so fast.

  • Nebulox
    Nebulox 2 months ago +1

    Think this would have been perfect for food theory, love the crossover tho!

  • Tao’Tao’Mona 75_6
    Tao’Tao’Mona 75_6 Month ago +1

    I wanna see mat analyzing how powerful the cameraman is

  • Jeoffrey Auscia
    Jeoffrey Auscia Month ago +1

    I love how this was also addressed in The Flash tv show for one episode and then forgotten for the rest of the series lmao

  • Zink
    Zink Month ago +1

    Sonic frontiers has mostly negative to mix reviews.
    The metacritic scoring steam page or just review bombs from fanboys. The game is mostly agreed upon to be fairly bad to just plain mediocre and extremely uninspired opting to re use even more than previous games to an unprecedented extent.
    The open world and level design is also just disappointingly horrible

  • FNAF Foxy
    FNAF Foxy 2 months ago +482

    This really explains why in a lot of media he's portrayed in; Sonic is shown as being somewhat lazy. In Sonic X, he rests until he has to do something due to Eggman for example.

    • Tim Gorg
      Tim Gorg Month ago +1

      @ACESGaming That's the best about lacks in story (Although Sonic got recently better at lore). Everyone can imagine how he wants it.

    • ACESGaming
      ACESGaming Month ago

      @Tim Gorg Maybe. Neither of us are wrong until canonicly proven. I guess we can just leave it up to headcanon.👍

    • Tim Gorg
      Tim Gorg 2 months ago +1

      @ACESGaming Oh, I didn't even think About voice actors. But most games are not shortly after each other. I think his world is 5 times slower than us, so he is 6 years older than when he was 1991. (31÷5=6,2). Sonic 2 and 3 happen shortly after each other.

    • ACESGaming
      ACESGaming 2 months ago

      @Tim Gorg different voice actors doesn't necessarily mean aging, for all we know, all of sonic's adventures could be happening within the span of a year. Other than forces which took place over months, most games happen almost immediately after another.

    • Tim Gorg
      Tim Gorg 2 months ago

      @ZoomBox He is nearly two times bigger than in the first game. Also his music (and so his personality) chnaged.
      Then there is this theory about sonic timeline. Search a bit and you find what I mean. According to this theory at the begining he was 10 or 12 and age 1 year every fifth anniversary. (13 years in 1996, 14 in SA2, 15 in S06, 16, in Generations, 17 in 2016, so technically 18 since 2021). And before you saying it's just a theory that is wrong remember that you watched the best theory channel series

  • BahamutBBob
    BahamutBBob Month ago

    Waiting for Matpat to point out how the Seattle street scene has most of the cars not moving, implying he's moving a lot faster than the calculations...

  • loqman muhammed
    loqman muhammed Month ago +1

    Like what if he somehow can create fusion instead of simply converting his food into calories- then he probably would need just 1 or 2

  • DeK
    DeK Month ago +1

    I wonder how durable sonic is if he is running at that speed won't air particles just literally go through him like bullets

  • Naro
    Naro Month ago +1

    Theory idea: How does the bat credit card from _Batman & Robin_ work without exposing Bruce? I can’t imagine that Batman is a legal entity, or if he is, that he’s not tied to Bruce Wayne or Wayne Enterprises.

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 2 months ago +2303

    Love how Matpat over thinks the simplest things

    • Kurt Raven Dela Peña
      Kurt Raven Dela Peña 23 days ago

      @Savan Chavan jsaj

    • London McDoodle
      London McDoodle 29 days ago

      But thats why i like to watch

    • Ice!
      Ice! Month ago

      @Iplayroblox everyone of his subscribers also overthinks everything is what I meant

    • Iplayroblox
      Iplayroblox Month ago

      @Ice! what does “and everyone of his subs” bc I don’t get that.

    • GoggleBoyzz
      GoggleBoyzz Month ago

      u could get 6,000,000,000 calories from uranium

  • katze
    katze Month ago +3

    "The test isn't that hard"
    *the test:*

  • vee
    vee Month ago

    I need MatPat to give us his theories on Scorsese's Goncharov

  • aola wili
    aola wili Month ago

    Leave it to MatPat to create a dark theory out of something lighthearted

  • Floofy Mew
    Floofy Mew Month ago

    Well, you also have to factor in that Sonic is from Mobius, which could have a different atmosphere and gravity from Earth.

  • Varagonax
    Varagonax 2 months ago +599

    Don't forget that Sonics body is incredibly energy dense. Just a single quill was enough to power Eggman's machine to become equivalently fast. I would hazard a guess that Sonics body is so replete with energy that he doesn't actually need to eat; he just does it because it tastes good and is fun to do, or because he mistakenly thinks he HAS to eat.

      REALMS SMP STUDIOS🇺🇦 Month ago +1

      @Orchidilia okay, true, but considering his personality, I have the feeling he would still be hungry he’s just hiding it…

    • Orchidilia
      Orchidilia Month ago +1

      @REALMS SMP STUDIOS🇺🇦 BIOLOGY, he is designed to be able to handle running. What is so hard to understand that he is designed to be able to run like this? A human could never do this, so clearly he is built different to handle it. That includes his body structure, and biological processes like metabolism. He is made for running fast.

      REALMS SMP STUDIOS🇺🇦 Month ago +1

      @Orchidilia okay, but if he doesn’t need to, then how does his cells manage to run so fast without burning his cells with friction?

    • Orchidilia
      Orchidilia Month ago

      @REALMS SMP STUDIOS🇺🇦 and there is nothing to indicate he runs on an empty stomach. Also yes biology could make it not an issue, if he has no need to eat at all. Also he is built to run, his body would allow him to do it in any situation. He is not human you can't apply "it hurts when I run on an empty stomach" to him since he is not you, not human, and biologically designed to run at speeds nothing else can reach.

    • weeb's legacy
      weeb's legacy Month ago

      Probably still needed to eat but I think only very little his body is probably like a super energy generator that just a small amount of food is able to produce energy equal to 15 nukeclare plants and each quill is able to store that energy and more so sonic might just be able to have a nearly unmatch supply of energy from 1 chili dog

  • Elite Velocity
    Elite Velocity Month ago

    The speed calculations are all wrong… the 9 seconds of time he used for speed formula, is wrong due to the fact,
    that the time was slowed down for movie purposes,
    all the vehicles and appear to be stopped due to how fast he Is moving, therefore the time duration of how it took him to get there must be wrong,
    in turn ruining his speed formula before he even could calculate it.

  • dani woodard
    dani woodard Month ago +2

    I like how you did a sonic meme reference. "Fire up the grill because SANICS hungry" 👏

  • Liz Khaylin
    Liz Khaylin Month ago

    Using the “common sense formula” I’m able to calculate that I learn at least 1,691,280,174x more math with MatPat than I do with school.

  • MattChats
    MattChats Month ago

    mentioning Sonic Frontiers makes me really want a Game Theory about that game. So much lore in there.

  • Newrock Boy
    Newrock Boy 2 months ago +574

    Keep in mind in the first scene, when he ran to get the bad guys, everything was frozen showing that he was actually running at a MUCH MUCH faster speed than Matt calculated and also his calorie usage is innacurate because these formulas are according to the average human and we all know sonic is no where near close to human in biology. So this theory could be innacurate, but remember its just a theory, A FILM THEORY!

    • finn catalyst comet
      finn catalyst comet 12 days ago

      @R.G.C! Like only one spike generates enough power so that lightning can reach the other side of the universe to earth, in one second, that's much faster than light.

    • Koyn
      Koyn Month ago +1

      AAAND... CUT!!!

    • R.G.C!
      R.G.C! Month ago +1

      he was like faster then light

    • Ponera (Lady Gaster)
      Ponera (Lady Gaster) Month ago +1


    • 33y3z4y44
      33y3z4y44 Month ago +10

      @Benjamin Pierce it's not that serious, and learn to spell and use punctuation if you wanna try to sound smart

  • ZarcanRadiann
    ZarcanRadiann Month ago +1

    3:28 you say 9 seconds but that is inaccurate, it is 9 seconds in sonic perspectives and not in OUR perspective of what 9 actual "normal" seconds are (The vehicles are like "stopped" in his perspective, during busy green light traffic movements)... Sonic cannot be moving at simply 87.8km when the Armoured Truck he is following is actually trying to run away from the police, he would never have reach it as they most likely are trying to run away at faster speed. You forgot to multiply the speed of the truck BY THAT 87.8km, and we can easily guess they where trying to run faster then the allowed Seattle traffic speed limits, witch is above 40.2km/h (25mph) for certain. (no i did not watch the movie yet, but i do have it in my library, just lacked time to watch the first movie before the second one). Most Police chases would have ended at such speed but tend to be in the racing-speed type of speed, so its easy to guess they (the truck) are going faster then 100kmh and Sonic did catch up in 9 seconds, so he obliviously was going at 87.8km * 100+km/h (so more like 8780km/h). Even if they where respecting the traffic speed limit, it still would end up as 87.8km * 40.2km/h (so, minimal is still almost 3,529.56 km/h) and that make more sense.
    I guess your 2 calories for this "sonic walk" was most likely above 200cal due to that (or 80.4cal if respecting speed limit)
    [Know the limit: ... 25 MPH on most arterials (streets with a yellow line down the middle) in Seattle.]
    source : www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/safety-first/vision-zero/rules-of-the-road

  • Aatif Gabrani
    Aatif Gabrani Month ago +1

    Couldn’t you just use 1/2(mv^2) then convert to calories? You had his weight and the velocity. Am i missing something?

  • Phillippe Smith
    Phillippe Smith Month ago +1

    HUGE FLAW is you assuming he uses the same amount of calories to exact a certain action.

  • marco antonio dominguez cid

    Oh yeah, this’ll DEFINITELY be featured as a clip in some way🙂

  • sʇuǝɯɯoɔ pɐǝɹ I op ʎɥM

    You can't bring "magic" to a *logic fight
    Isn't Sonic speed based on magic emeralds? I believe his top mega speed is achieved by his because of the emerald.
    So if we are powering the little guy why do calories matter?

  • BLSK
    BLSK Month ago

    Wouldn't another calculation would actually have to be put in considering at such high rate of speed he would of been making like 1 step? What would the 'reversal of direction' at the end of his like 1 step to hit Pacific Ocean of done to him metabolically(granted I worry he would of vaporized the ocean upon touching down causing such a shift in air temp force.... but yeah... that 1 calorie for the trip could be slightly more legit though... granted just thinking of all the possible outcomes that are flooding my head:
    1)Vaporizing Ocean
    2) Monsoon at the least
    3) That moment before he darts off where the strain of that 1 step would impact him
    4) Feet even staying intact from start, shift in direction, or arrival at end
    5) Other shockwaves, control of not just splatting into the wall of a building and so so much more :(
    Now yes... DON"T FEED THIS DOOMS DAY ANIMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mikołaj Mrózek
    Mikołaj Mrózek Month ago

    You're mixing calories and kilocalories which they are a different thing overall and kcal defines food 'energy' not cal. Hopefully this 10³ multiplicator was taken into account in calculations. Great episode overall tho

  • FlashieBoi
    FlashieBoi Month ago +2

    12:06 but sonic isnt a human his genetics and body structure are different from ours

  • Nancy Pinewood
    Nancy Pinewood Month ago

    Unless Sonic, (because he's technically an alien,) runs on solar energy or generates energy by moving or something...
    Idk lol.

  • DLPS
    DLPS Month ago

    He is moving much faster as the cars around him aren't moving. He is probably moving closer to light speed not around 85 km/h

  • Fizzy J. Bomb
    Fizzy J. Bomb Month ago

    I find it really entertaining that Markiplier himself has entered the roster of "generic Game Theorist pedestrians" and we haven't batted an eye yet. 😅I almost find him distracting when he appears all blocky and corporate clip-art'd like that. I can practically see the image they cut him out from, just like JPEG Matpat 🤣

  • The Voice of Reason

    I ran some calculations myself, and your estimate for total calories CAN NOT be correct. In order to accelerate an object weighing 65 lb to 443 km/s, decelerate, accelerate again, and finish with a final deceleration, at least 2.6 billion calories of energy would be necessary. This assumes that the system is perfectly energy efficient, which is impossible, so the actual value must be greater. In order to find this result, I calculated the hedgehog's kinetic energy while moving (KE = 1/2 * m * v^2), then multiplied it by four.

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    Leave it to MatPat to create a dark theory out of something lighthearted

    • Smiley Goes Shopping
      Smiley Goes Shopping 12 days ago

      @Don't Read Profile Photo p

    • Evil Resident
      Evil Resident  18 days ago

      That’s the point

    • Jose Sandoval
      Jose Sandoval 22 days ago

      How do I find you in every comment section I go to?

    • Mistress Miku
      Mistress Miku 22 days ago +1

      Film theory: ruining childhoods since 2016

    • DaFilmQueen
      DaFilmQueen 25 days ago

      I know (*thinks about the 'Dora is trapped in a video game by a demon Swiper' theory*)..😒

  • BudderBoy 0778
    BudderBoy 0778 Month ago

    Hey mat love ya but don’t think it would work that way as Sonics energy is based on a push he puts in and as he gets back he’s not tired or out of breath showing he hasn’t had to use lots of energy and therefore his body doesn’t need to consume as much like a precessional runner isn’t starving after running and sonic just by the energy he uses would make him not need as much food as you say

  • Katie
    Katie Month ago

    I have a theory( question ): what is the origin of Thing from the Addams Family? Who is Thing? Can Thing die( is thing even alive?)?
    If anyone has wondered this please like this so MatPat sees!

  • ubuedro
    ubuedro Month ago

    I think he must be taking electric energy from its enviroment, but hey that's just a theory

  • Ctrl Alt Rmx
    Ctrl Alt Rmx Month ago

    Just cause he says he is 62 lbs, doesn't make it true right? Wouldn't you need to cross reference weight with height to get as proportionally accurate a value as you can?

  • Smug Sneasel
    Smug Sneasel 2 months ago +661

    Matpat took the "I guess he goes that fast because of all the chili dogs he eats" joke and turned it on its head.

  • Mardikus
    Mardikus Month ago


  • Brett Helms
    Brett Helms Month ago +1

    Hey you should make a channel teaching math and science using our beloved characters I would watch the crap out of that

  • Dacat
    Dacat Month ago +1

    HEY MATPAT video idea: I really need to know the age of brian griffin in the show family guy me and my friends are arguing about it and I need to know because it contradicts itself alot and we need a definite answer thanks, - dacat

  • CosmicDig
    CosmicDig Month ago +1

    Please keep doing the science episodes, I only watched your channel back in the day because of them and I think we can all agree it’s better to calculate how Ridley kills people than random horror games that no one’s heard of

  • Julia Cora
    Julia Cora 2 months ago +57

    I love how technically this could go on any of the sister channels, sonic is a game, the theory covers food and the movie is used :)

  • Prince Aderite
    Prince Aderite  Month ago +1

    “You wanna see me run to that rock and back? You wanna see me do it again?”

    ELAINE YORK Month ago

    I don’t even think you have time to eat all those chili dogs. I think he would just run it instantly destroy his entire body by removing it such a fast rate that he catches on fire and gets vaporized on the atomic level

  • Gabriel Nantes
    Gabriel Nantes Month ago

    3:25 it is actually less time, since sonic is doing the slow time thingy in this clip

  • Soul Lotus
    Soul Lotus Month ago

    I was so happy about that Jean Ralphio reference tbh, I saw Sonic 2 in theaters with my sister and she didn't watch Parks n Rec so I elbowed her and whispered "that's a reference". She hates me LMAO

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    Joselito Lucky Ramos Month ago +1

    i found a new analog horror for you matpat, its called "smile tape 1 vol1" i hope you find this intresting:)

  • fox sudoku
    fox sudoku Month ago +7

    Sometimes I imagine a head-cannon where each channel is it's own entity with its own Matpat and they treat eachother like siblings but also don't actually want to admit they are multiple entities which GTLive has to keep hiding before the others won't stop messing up.

  • GodlyRecovery
    GodlyRecovery Month ago

    Matpat on the first visual you examined, you said he ran it in 9 second as a viewer but for sonic he was moving while everything else was still so not 9 seconds more like 9 milliseconds

  • Alios8212
    Alios8212 Month ago

    Would a speedsters body be able to convert the stored energy into actual energy fast enough to not die?

    • Alios8212
      Alios8212 Month ago

      Any speedster would have to be Choji Akimichi, and use his ultimate to burn all his store energy just to run a short distance at high speed.

    MIMIMINECRAFT 2 months ago +628

    The cool thing with this channel is you get interesting answers to questions you never asked

  • Daemon Burns-Waight
    Daemon Burns-Waight Month ago +1

    1:49 Shouldn't the "Calories Needed" bar be approaching full _before_ he gets a chillidog? Seems backwards Mr. Editor

  • YerFavoriteFruitSnack
    YerFavoriteFruitSnack Month ago +6

    interesting theory: Throughout the new show Wednesday on Netflix. The character Wednesday Addams does not blink throughout the entire show but on the last episode, she does. Could it be that when she’s not blinking she’s soulless and numb but when she blinks, she’s beginning to understand emotions and starting to care about the things she claims she doesn’t.

  • Greentornadofx
    Greentornadofx Month ago +1

    3:50 should have got rainbolt to find the exact location for you

  • Chaos Chatter
    Chaos Chatter Month ago

    Every time there is a clip of the recent sonic speaking, I just hear Leonardo from Rise of the Tmnt because Ben Schwartz can't stop voicing blue characters

  • ShadowAceSonic
    ShadowAceSonic 2 months ago +389

    I'm so happy about the unexpected resurgence of Sonic as a franchise, I never thought I'd see it recover a few years ago! Now I'm just hoping the upcoming TV show and movie don't do Shadow dirty 😂

    • Projekt Taku
      Projekt Taku 2 months ago

      @Smokin’ lol, great video.

    • Smokin’
      Smokin’ 2 months ago

      @Projekt Taku Oh wait… wrong one, it was clip-share.net/video/PI-LRpJYODw/video.html .

    • Projekt Taku
      Projekt Taku 2 months ago +1

      @Smokin’ cool, what's the video called?
      Honestly hate how knuckles has become sonic's goofy comedy-relief partner second to shadow.

    • arfin jalal
      arfin jalal 2 months ago

      Shadow ace sonic they see us rolling they hating

    • Smokin’
      Smokin’ 2 months ago +1

      @Projekt Taku Yeah, knuckles was given respect. There’s a whole video analysis about how good knuckles was back then and was bad, then amazing again with the new show.

  • Alex Holley
    Alex Holley Month ago

    How many chilli dogs does it take to power a sonic the hedgehog 😂

  • Krystal Jackson
    Krystal Jackson Month ago

    That wasn't a theory, that was my science and math class in less than an hour

  • Meow
    Meow Month ago

    Teacher: “well you got full marks on your physics test. How. When. Why.”
    Me: no I just watched yt theories abt sonic eating chilli dogs.

  • RavvaOf_Light
    RavvaOf_Light Month ago

    Haven’t watched the video fully yet but my guess is 2700 chilli dogs

  • Mardikus
    Mardikus Month ago +2

    Hey matpat, you should be considering that Sonic is so awesome that he gets huge amounts of energy of his food and not the few calories we get, he could do this simply by splitting the atoms of the chilli dogs inside his belly and directly harvesting the released energy, that way he never gets out of power, and that also explain why he has "infinite" power as state by eggman

  • Katsuki Nekozawa
    Katsuki Nekozawa Month ago

    Why do I feel like I've seen this episode before? I'm having déjà vu :0 (Still love the ep of course)

  • datboibros
    datboibros Month ago

    did you not see the fact that time stopped when he ran??

  • xcid
    xcid Month ago +1

    I mean METS are according to human metabolism and how we use energy. Probably sonic has a better use of calories. Heck probably he doesn’t even give heat.

  • The Cowboy Of Oklahoma
    The Cowboy Of Oklahoma 2 months ago +453

    There is one aspect you didn't taken into account...
    He doesn't come from OUR dimension.
    His metabolism isn't like ours.
    He is either a mutation that has developed the ability to survive on very little food intake or he has some sort of magical element (much like the Chaos crystals) that sustains him.

    • Daniel Smith
      Daniel Smith 12 days ago

      pluscleazrly car aren't moviong when he run, so he surely is faster that what he see

    • Drew
      Drew 19 days ago

      He's powered by emotions. He can transform emotions into energy, similar to Chaos Emeralds. Tails and Knuckles seem to be able to do the same thing.

    • Santiago Moreno
      Santiago Moreno 26 days ago

      May i remind you that we can only torture madpat so much before he dissapears for a week.

    • Redneck Nerd
      Redneck Nerd Month ago +2

      Yeah! I wanna know the metabolic rate of a hedga-mahog, and do the calculations on that!

    • the devourer of glue
      the devourer of glue Month ago +1

      yeah but its much funnier to do a little trolling/calculating just so i can see a bunch of numbers on my screen

  • Mr Specs
    Mr Specs 2 months ago +2

    I figure he's got powers similar to the Flash where he isn't actually moving this fast mechanically but somehow speed up relatively to his environment. Hence the electric glow aura effect.
    Just imagine the air resistance at those speeds....

  • Vanny boii
    Vanny boii Month ago

    Sonic be watching this like "it's just a movie bro"

  • Daria Mihaela
    Daria Mihaela Month ago

    Theory idea: How many people have died in total in Helluva Boss?

  • حسين عباس
    حسين عباس Month ago

    Why does my boy sonk always get the short end of the stick with these. In all the sonic theories that have been made on these channels I would put mony on . That there aren't two theories with a favorable outcome for him

  • DezzyDayy
    DezzyDayy 2 months ago +312

    Considering how much crap Sonic has been through over all the years it's nice to know that the people that have been working on him over the years have bothered to make sure we know how old, tall, his weight, hobbies, and pretty everything else for quite some time lol

    • Joey Lydinger
      Joey Lydinger 2 months ago +2

      Considering how much crap sonic has taken, noting the amount of chili dogs he’s eaten, has to have left the green zone looking like the brown zone. 😂

    • Krista Aldridge
      Krista Aldridge 2 months ago

      after so long, it’s here.

  • Keylime python
    Keylime python Month ago

    Fun video, but I think his speed is mostly powered by the magic lightning energy that seems to be part of him, rather than his chili dog intake. Remember, the lightning from a single quill was enough to power a super-jet.