The Dark Secret of Control's Shadow | The SCIENCE of... Control

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Control is an experimental journey through not only a new world inhabited by beings called The Hiss, but through the mind of our protagonist. Jesse is the new director of an agency investigating the paranatural happenings in the world. She is chosen, not only for being in the right place at the moment, but because of her history with such events. Today, Austin is diving into the science that may explain exactly what happened to her and how she may have just created her own brother... Yes, you read that right.

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  1. Animelover4521
    10 tundi tagasi

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  2. v.e.s club
    v.e.s club
    22 tundi tagasi

    it is yelling man

  3. PJOZeus
    Päev tagasi

    Aside from the video, thousand percent believe telepathy exists, to some degree

  4. ContrastColors
    3 päeva tagasi

    Dear, game theory Hi it’s me I’m a guy that would like a breakdown of the remedy-verse lore as I happened to have accidentally skipped over the games and would love for some theory in light of the Alan Wake remaster. By the way I know all things since control have been theorized already but the remedy universe could use this push as a interesting story. Maybe this could be the next big thing 😏.

  5. Barnesofthenorth
    6 päeva tagasi

    I kinda wish control had been a film or series, I love the story and lore, but I just couldn't play it through as the gameplay was a bit repetitive

  6. Aleksey Agafonov
    Aleksey Agafonov
    8 päeva tagasi

    Thank you! The game is much bigger than the hype around!

  7. iplaywithjelly
    11 päeva tagasi


  8. Gerald Ballinger
    Gerald Ballinger
    12 päeva tagasi

    trust me mat this game based off of the scp foundation and us scp fans know that: *every scp fan talks at the same time as me* you can't figure out everything with science and math sometimes you have to look beyond logic beyond rezoning beyond stuff that makes sense because it takes more than math and science to unlock the secrets of this world. *i only talk* and if you think that you could try to do it to the scp universe then you may face a war between you trying and scp fans casting counter spell by using our facts against you but go ahead if you dare

  9. Z. Rowsdower
    Z. Rowsdower
    13 päeva tagasi

    Gotta say, being named Dylan, this video is really weird for me.

  10. Nexidal
    13 päeva tagasi

    Congratulations on making a video about Control without making a single reference to SCP.

  11. VisualGourmet
    15 päeva tagasi

    It's "Shutten-pro-yack-zee-on".

  12. Darryl Fraser
    Darryl Fraser
    18 päeva tagasi

    The hiss was Jesse's friend

  13. Phillip
    20 päeva tagasi

    Don’t take your 👀 off the fridge!

  14. ollugamer
    21 päev tagasi

    DEAR Matpat could you please investigate and solve the loose panel mystery in people playground? on the map sea where you can see a blacker panel on the top middle portion of the map. under the light so could you please solve it?

    26 päeva tagasi

    5 minutes in and im not interested ill pass on control. I prefer chaos.

  16. ꧁ Akane Draws ꧂
    ꧁ Akane Draws ꧂
    26 päeva tagasi

    So Dylan is just an alter of Jesse that was given a new form by a supernatural object?

  17. Pazuzu Deamon
    Pazuzu Deamon
    27 päeva tagasi

    control is SCP from a different AU.

  18. chiffmonkey
    27 päeva tagasi

    "By bringing the subconscious to the conscious, you shine a light on it and it gets smaller." Oh hello Alan Wake. Also I think you've got it wrong. Dylan isn't Jesse's shadow. Jesse is Dylan's repressed anima, given the driver's seat for once. After all, he's the dreamer, she's a part of the dream. Control is a world where the rules of the psyche seem to apply to the tangible external world too - synchronicity. But it's to such a ridiculous degree that it's obviously just a projection from inside someone's head. Dylan is a representation of Sam Lake, the ideas guy behind Remedy games - hence the reference not just to Alan Wake but also to Max Payne, who literally wears Sam's face. When you play one of these games, you are exploring the inside of Sam's head. If you want to see The Shadow in a game though, check out the Ocarina of Time sequence from the Ice Cavern through to the Shadow Temple and pay attention to what Sheik says and the Water Temple mid-boss.

  19. Clanso
    28 päeva tagasi

    That German was....not 100% actually

  20. Kylar Stern
    Kylar Stern
    Місяць tagasi

    Imma complain about spoilers anyway! You can't stop me! Who's driving so fast that they need down force to keep them on the road? That can't be that common!

  21. N.S.C. h0r1zon
    N.S.C. h0r1zon
    Місяць tagasi

    Austin: Do not watch this because of spoilers cause I'll be explaining the plot Me who's broke: 👁️👄👁️

  22. Jonathan Dubinsky
    Jonathan Dubinsky
    Місяць tagasi

    You made it sound like such a good game. I the video into my watch later..... And I still haven't played the game so I accepted I probably never will and accepted the spoilers willingly :( and cool cool idea I love psychology based theories

  23. Pepco Rampouch
    Pepco Rampouch
    Місяць tagasi

    Bruh, dont care enough about that game in order to not spoil it, hit meeeeeeeeee! :-D

  24. •Lemon CRY•
    •Lemon CRY•
    Місяць tagasi

    XDDDD Schattenprojektion XDD but it Was close lmao

  25. Commenter
    Місяць tagasi

    You looking for me..?

  26. JOSIAH M32
    JOSIAH M32
    Місяць tagasi


  27. jayhalliwell
    Місяць tagasi

    So glad I wasn’t the only one who didn’t play this game till this year 😅

  28. Citizen of Dunwall
    Citizen of Dunwall
    Місяць tagasi

    This comment is writen in memory of Agent Philip. As of ███ ███████ of ██ / ██ / ████, he is considered MIA. From all gathered information, Agent Philip was locked in containment cell ████ for several hours. In Agent Philip's rescue attempt, Agent Philip was █████████ by ████████████ titled: ███ ██████.

  29. WinterTrooper
    Місяць tagasi

    It's pretty much confirmed that prior to Alan rewriting reality Dylan and Jesse were one person.

  30. Andrew Chuisano
    Andrew Chuisano
    Місяць tagasi

    Could really tell how much you enjoyed this different format from listening to the energy in your voice. More please!

  31. Pogboi
    Місяць tagasi


  32. Raydok
    Місяць tagasi

    I’m German, the J sounds like a Y

  33. Red Neckster
    Red Neckster
    Місяць tagasi

    Here to drop a quick diss.

  34. デカラインLARA
    Місяць tagasi

    *_The first seconds..._* *_I get Jean Grey vibes._*

  35. Kaden Trenkler
    Kaden Trenkler
    Місяць tagasi


  36. Rakhee Koshy
    Rakhee Koshy
    Місяць tagasi

    Please do madness combat

  37. Sea Monkey
    Sea Monkey
    Місяць tagasi

    3:56 So basicly the UIU of the SCP Foundation? But like not a stinky side G.O.I.

  38. J.K. :-p
    J.K. :-p
    Місяць tagasi

    Seeing an ad with MatPat before this video played was really trippy

  39. Thee Comet
    Thee Comet
    Місяць tagasi

    The way Austin said X-Files when SCP was right there💀

  40. Lee Hampton
    Lee Hampton
    Місяць tagasi


  41. invexcium games
    invexcium games
    Місяць tagasi

    Matpat ad for big change before video, nice

  42. Ꭱite
    Місяць tagasi


  43. That one guy you saw in the comments
    That one guy you saw in the comments
    Місяць tagasi

    Ok x13

  44. RegularPit
    Місяць tagasi

    Damn I love this game.

  45. Moira Blair
    Moira Blair
    Місяць tagasi

    Hey Austin pleaser make an Adventure Time theory

  46. Pumpkin-Spice Milkshake
    Pumpkin-Spice Milkshake
    Місяць tagasi

    That moment when you got an ad featuring MatPat, when you’re watching game theory:

  47. Pjs raven
    Pjs raven
    Місяць tagasi

    I am really confused do these guys share a channel

  48. Star Scapes
    Star Scapes
    Місяць tagasi

    Matt please do a video on Ahti

  49. Thewebb 12
    Thewebb 12
    Місяць tagasi

    I don't care about spoilers 😜

  50. Staff Bearer
    Staff Bearer
    Місяць tagasi

    Austin: Jessie and Dylan are the same person Me: transgender. * Dylan talks about his first dream * Me: Ok, now I REALLY think this is transgender. Am I the only one who thought that?

  51. ReBoot
    2 місяці tagasi

    Getting to know and to understand one's subconscious impulses, as well as learning to accept them and live with them, is actually a real useful part of therapy.

  52. MuzDog
    2 місяці tagasi


  53. MuzDog
    2 місяці tagasi


  54. Mahmood Mohanad
    Mahmood Mohanad
    2 місяці tagasi

    Really wow It had been 2 years ❓ Damn these years passing really really fast

  55. BatalionHunter
    2 місяці tagasi

    huh I just assumed that the adults disappeared because jesse used the projector to trap the bully's and adults in other slides and that's why she burned the slides

  56. Elijah "DG III" McElroy
    Elijah "DG III" McElroy
    2 місяці tagasi

    Wow. This is really deeply thought out and i love it. It’s now my personal head canon

  57. jack patton
    jack patton
    2 місяці tagasi

    This game has been in my recommended for a while. This video pushed me to buy it. It's bloody incredible, and I'm so glad I avoided that spoiler. Playing this game blind hits so good.

  58. Sh1n1gam1
    2 місяці tagasi

    I've been curious for a while now. What is the song used in the intro for this video?

  59. Shawn Neufeld
    Shawn Neufeld
    2 місяці tagasi

    How about a quantum break episode

  60. Samuel Augsburger
    Samuel Augsburger
    2 місяці tagasi

    1:58 onward felt like I was watching an episode of Beyond Belief with Jonathan Frakes

  61. Alex Demirov
    Alex Demirov
    2 місяці tagasi

    This is an excellent video and it builds up the lore of the game amazingly.

  62. Isaac Becker
    Isaac Becker
    2 місяці tagasi

    Explaining Control to someone who's never played it: scuffed SCP foundation shenanigans

  63. Jacob
    2 місяці tagasi

    Really??? Spoilers? You should've said so....... :|

  64. Seb Tube
    Seb Tube
    2 місяці tagasi

    Alt Title: This Is Gonna Happend In Control 2 | Her Secret Shadow | The Lost War

  65. ThePavilion76
    2 місяці tagasi

    Install it on an SSD, the loading screens take a long time, and if you are like me you will be dieing a LOT! Maxed health, used "assist mode" to further reduce damage by 20% and there were several times I rage quit, mostly because I didn't want to wait another 1-3 minutes for a loading screen again. I somehow always died very, very fast.

    1. Ghost Nebula
      Ghost Nebula
      Місяць tagasi

      Had the same problem.

  66. Jonah Tarlo
    Jonah Tarlo
    2 місяці tagasi

    yes please figure out what Ahti is! btw I finished control a few hours ago.

  67. gene sia
    gene sia
    2 місяці tagasi

    D-does Austin not know about the SCP foundation???

  68. Nikki Orr
    Nikki Orr
    2 місяці tagasi

    one of these days I''ll finally finish it and be able to watch this video

  69. Alex Zitro
    Alex Zitro
    2 місяці tagasi

    Funny…I actually did what you told me…I stopped the video, played the game, just finished and now I’m back…what I miss??

  70. Karen Himura
    Karen Himura
    2 місяці tagasi

    QUESTION THEN: off-topic but could this be the reason of the belief in 'shadow work' in some pagan beliefs? to know the shadow, to work with your shadow, your hidden parts, to become a better person/practitioner and take care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually? could be another aspect they took into account with it being a supernatural game and saw the connection between science and supernatural belief?

  71. asylum fan 2021
    asylum fan 2021
    2 місяці tagasi

    Alan wake wrote the whole game in order to makes Jessie find him and save him from the darkness(that dark thing which is another object of power in that lake in alan wake game or last control dlc) so he can stop it before it spread around the world but it's too late in next game the whole world will enter the nightmare

  72. ShadowClaw
    2 місяці tagasi

    Ok but what about Control , Alan Wake and Quantum Breake being connected

  73. Emanuel Torres
    Emanuel Torres
    2 місяці tagasi

    I know its really late but can you pls do a theory on the elder scrolls?

  74. Daeshuan Weston
    Daeshuan Weston
    2 місяці tagasi

    I.learned a shite ton from this video. Thank you soooo much.

  75. Josh Reid
    Josh Reid
    2 місяці tagasi

    Austin... I don't know a single thing about this game other than telekinesis shenanigans... As of 2:30, you have my attention, and I love how your calm, "Let's go." made me shiver. Also THE SCIENCE OF EKKO'S Z-DRIVE FROM LEAGUE OF LEGENDS, come on man.

  76. will wagner
    will wagner
    2 місяці tagasi

    I think the part you got wrong was Jessie was the shadow of Dylan. She was a creation from a lonly little boy looking for a big sister to protect him. This would help explain how Jessie got away, she wasn't on any of the records. Also it seams like the things that happen to them make a little more sense if the memory's were a boy. The things like violence, and being left alone playing in a big junk heap are more things associated with boys then girls. Then when the hiss was growing in power her own power would call her to try and save her real body trapped inside. That would also explain why she wasn't infected until she was in contact with Dylan for a time, he was infected but she wasn't enough of a real person to be infected. Also explains how she can quickly gain such control over the objects so fast. She is also an anomaly so resonating with the objects is much easier. I think that mite also explain why Anti likes her so much, he too in a way is just an anomaly and can see it in her.

    1. will wagner
      will wagner
      2 місяці tagasi

      @ShadowClaw Yes but After and to convince her it didn't happen.

    2. ShadowClaw
      2 місяці tagasi

      Wasn’t there was audio tape of Jessie talking with therapist

  77. Eero Rantanen
    Eero Rantanen
    2 місяці tagasi

    This video came out literally 2 days after I started playing Control for the first time, so I had to speedrun through the entire game to watch this without being spoiled, only for me to forget this video's existance for a month

    2 місяці tagasi

    4:00 i prefer to say it is the scp foundation of america only, or the part of FBI for anomalus if you kwon about groups of interest

  79. Paragon
    2 місяці tagasi

    Please do quantum break

  80. Nightmare Bön Bön!
    Nightmare Bön Bön!
    2 місяці tagasi

    That's me right there- 2:37

  81. Tetra Sky
    Tetra Sky
    2 місяці tagasi

    and that's a theory, a GAME theory.

  82. Not Harry
    Not Harry
    2 місяці tagasi

    i really love Control, thanks for the video!

    1. Not Harry
      Not Harry
      2 місяці tagasi

      oh my god they already have a recap in the video and i just watched a 10min recap vid, after playing control for 5 hours what a waste of time

  83. WolfAssassin999
    2 місяці tagasi

    me playing the game. "Did he suicide." Also me."So he was shot by a floating gun?!?!"

    2 місяці tagasi

    Seure Contain Protect

  85. Streamer Yasi
    Streamer Yasi
    2 місяці tagasi

    Austin uploaded this video right when i finished Control that time, waited this long to watch it xD

  86. Random Duck
    Random Duck
    2 місяці tagasi

    I started playing control but didn’t really enjoy it too much so I stopped, but I love watching theories. I have a problem

  87. Light Knight
    Light Knight
    2 місяці tagasi


  88. mohamed elsheikh
    mohamed elsheikh
    2 місяці tagasi

    Soooo. the SCP foundation?

  89. Darrin Gray
    Darrin Gray
    2 місяці tagasi

    I hope you can do more of this

  90. Mr. Wisk
    Mr. Wisk
    2 місяці tagasi

    spoilers surprised pikachu face

  91. Harry Potter Mega fan 1
    Harry Potter Mega fan 1
    2 місяці tagasi

    Persona and shin magamitensei fans rise up and salute the psychologist that brought us personas and shadows, the metaverse and the Velvet room. Carl Jung

  92. The Stranger Sound
    The Stranger Sound
    2 місяці tagasi

    After finishing this game just a couple days ago, I am absolutely happy to find that my personal theory isn't just mine xD

  93. nookleer
    2 місяці tagasi

    I have to tell you.. often I feel some of these are just fun, wacky conjectures.. but I think you are 100% right on this one.

  94. Brian Quintero
    Brian Quintero
    2 місяці tagasi

    Where mat pat

    1. Tegan
      2 місяці tagasi

      Austin hosts twice a month. He has done that for a decade. This is nothing new.

  95. Alexis Bagacina
    Alexis Bagacina
    2 місяці tagasi

    Just curious though, will can this type of theory can be connected to the movie titled "A Monster calls" how the monster act some what his subconscious or shadow

  96. Gingerfrost
    2 місяці tagasi

    Nooooooo he brought up Alan wake and ran away. Come back, Alan wake is awesome...... Come back.

  97. Ryan Taylor
    Ryan Taylor
    2 місяці tagasi

    Please make more videos. Like one a week

  98. Tristan Connor
    Tristan Connor
    2 місяці tagasi

    Red green and yellow is Matt Pat blue is Austin What I mean by this is the color of the text on the thumbnail

  99. Major Ghoul
    Major Ghoul
    2 місяці tagasi

    Here's a fun idea for a Science of video, would it be possible for machines to run on blood like in Ultrakill?

  100. Neta Hamiel
    Neta Hamiel
    2 місяці tagasi

    sorry for the nitpick but the slide projector is an Altered Item, not an Object of Power...