Game Theory: The Deadly Physics of the Falcon Punch! (Super Smash Bros Captain Falcon)

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We've talked a LOT about Super Smash Bros over the years but one thing I've always wanted to touch one was Captain Falcon. You know, the guy with the fire punch. It is a killer move and I've always been curious about it. More so, I've wanted to know if you would REALLY punch so hard that you light your fist on fire. How would that WORK? Well Loyal Theorists, today we find out!
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  • this is wild......

  • Doesn't he also have a kick that goes on fire?

  • I wish i was just as good as spelling as you dude 😅

  • Revalis theme is the best theme ever I dont care about ur opinion

  • Falcon Paaaawnch!!!!!!!!!

  • Captain Falcon still has a terrible ascent

  • Does smash work in ps

  • I like how Monkey D. Luffy can use Falcon Punch


  • Nintendo should really add a sonic boom each time a falcon punch is launched

  • Matdaddy

  • Ok so I just noticed that when Matt says fire it sounds like how ness says fire

  • I love game theory

  • I click this video because I love this channel

  • U forgot about his taunt

  • Couldn't he vibrate very fast to ignite his punch,? That will also cover his up b.

  • Why did you put an add in the middle of the theme song!!!!

  • Falcon Paaaaw-nch When you realise that Captain Falcon is a FURRY..... can't relate.

  • Me use ing raycons while watching this. Im 4 parallel universe ahead of you

  • Starting at 6:57, there are two errors in the displayed graphics. The initial equation correctly writes it as 3/.05, but the calculator image has 3/0.5. Right after this, you correctly note that the result is 60 m/s, but the graphic on screen says 16 m/s. The miles per hour is the correct conversion for 60 m/s.

  • Hope this gets on the next theory on this topic Captain Falcon vibrates in his victory screens (for reasons I don’t know) so that could be a source of heat needed to use his fire attacks

  • Was I the only one that was glad that he used the Brawl model of Captain Falcon at the start?

  • He wasn’t one of the original 8...

  • Billie irish 😂

  • Olso the oner of the show

  • He regd the game that's he's porkner Stefony

  • "Billy Irish"

  • Maybe I’m missing something, but 1375 mph is not Mach 2.8, it’s not even Mach 2. Maybe he meant 1.8

  • He always sounds so smart =D

  • MatPat: "Captain falcon is one of the original 8 fighters in smash" Everyone else: "Well yes but actually no"


  • Heavy for Smash

  • Plot Twist: Captain Falcon is secretly a fire bender

  • this title reminds me of old GT I hope this video is good

  • From the first game, but is the only one who doesn’t have any more representation.

  • Falcon:I have the ultimate punch one punch man comes in I take that as a challenge

  • Matpat: FALCON SYSTEM America: wright that down wright that down

  • Capitan falcon is my favorite character of smash

  • What about Luigi misfire

  • Sonic should be dead then right?


    • Air is a fluid. A fluid is not exclusive to liquid. A fluid is anything that can change its shape to the shape of its environment. If I put a cup of water in a box it will collect at the bottom. If I put that same water in a bowl it will change to the shape of the bottom of the bowl. The same thing with air and all gases. If I put helium in a balloon it will expand to the shape of the balloon. The same thing with air, carbon dioxide, smoke, steam, etc. So yes gasses are fluid, thus air is a fluid. :) Thank for coming to science with Carson. Hope this clears that up for you!

    • How many more lies I've been told by the Council

  • Gas?

  • Maybe Captain falcon has pyrokenesis or gloves that ha e some sort of ignition system built in.

  • 8:43 its just pitched-down yoda

  • I really love to a see a video figuring out the exchange rate of Pikmin 2’s “Pokos” (the currency of Olimar’s home planet)

  • So, falcon's punch is a ghetto version of guy sensei's attack in Naruto

  • [sees title] No, it’s Falcon Paaaaawnch

  • The fact that I main him *I THINK THIS ALL THE TIME*


  • Are you bored?

  • mat that's not how frames work in this game...

  • 0:52 He just got it right because he played Smash Bros.

  • im sad he didnt use pink guys song

  • How big is captain falcons fist I want to use the falcon system

  • Matt says 60, yet the graphic says 16. Hmm...

  • I would love to take a class if game theory had one lol

  • Just ask Johnny Cage lol.

  • 11:22...that's not Cap...that's his clone Blood Falcon.


  • Could you do a video on The True overarching antagonist of Astonishia Story?

  • but matt patt death battle said that he can make fire punch's because of his car things reactor might

  • Cynthia, N, Red, Zinnia, Lance, Colress, Ghetsis, Lysandre, and Blue all have better themes than Captain Falcon.

  • FALCON PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN- damn it my computer broke and my house is gone.

  • “Um ackullay, I have seen death battle and I know about the belt”.

  • Now that’s just favoritism steph.

  • "what did you expect when you clicked on our video" LUIGI GETTING BULLIED jk I like luigi

  • I have an idea. If he used friction to ignite gunpowder that may or may not be in his gloves, would it work?

  • I knew when they spelled falcon paaawnch like punch it was wrong because some people speak in deferent ways so yeah

  • We could just accept that he has fire powers and not try to make a game fit into our understanding of real world physics... But where's the fun (and money) in that?! 😅

  • "6 hours of battery life" *Laughs in Bose QC35 II*


  • You can only like this comment if you have hit 5 falcon punches in a game

  • Raycons suck lmao

  • Isn’t there a death battle video that explains his powers


  • It is pronounced S-i-zah

  • The fire could also be from the SHARD OF THE BIG BANG he uses to power the Falcon Flyer which has been shown to give power to whoever wields one

  • You are the scientist we don't deserve

  • Man I love my ray on e25s but now ones quieter than the other so now there kinda useless, and Raycons customer support doesn’t exist

  • Paaaawnch

  • Theme song: *motto* ruining your childhood since 2011 Me: HA I WAS STILL A BABY SINCE 2011 and I don’t really play/watch most of the games he talks about

  • Yea the way he says it is FALCON PAAAWNCH!

  • The “fire” could also be air being compressed until it becomes plasma

  • What is the theme in 2:05

  • Nintendo clearly made Smash Ultimate with MatPat in mind. They decided he was too good at digging out secrets and gave up trying to hide them anymore.

  • Someone had to have thought of yandere simulator

  • Who else had an ad play right before the end of his intro. It was so annoying.

  • 10:24 charges his right hand 10:28 punches with left hand no fighters has ever escaped it

  • maybe by wearing the combined belt after he took it off he kept some residual power?

  • I found out that Limb Obliterator has a pressure that’s more than a fifth of that of Jupiter’s core. And it makes the Falcon Punch look weak.

  • Wait minecraft Steve is also 2m tall since each block is 1 cubic meter

  • Sorry Saitama, but Captain Falcon is the new One Punch Man

  • So captain falcon is basically going fo a nut shot

  • Samus and Captain Falcon: Assist authorities in keeping the citizenry safe from pirates and other thugs, and have the gall to seek compensation for their labor Commie: """Heroes"""

  • Flacon Punch vs One Punch Man

  • Doesn’t that mean that Captain Falcon would need to eat like, a lot of food. Like, a LOT!

  • There also one thing wouldn’t his clothes or body or anything disintegrate

  • Thanks you helped with my homework

  • Falcon Paaaaawnch

  • 1:57 - okay yes but also Sephiroth.