The Truth About Sans / Sans Is Ness

The Truth About Sans / Sans Is Ness

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The Truth About Sans / Sans Is Ness refers to a video produced by The Game Theorists, where Matthew Patrick presents a theory that the 2015 indie role-playing game Undertale is connected to the 1995 Super Nintendo role-playing game Earthbound, focusing on the theory that Sans from Undertale is the same character as Ness from Eartbound. Shortly after the video was released, the theory got mocked and criticized online.


On February 9, 2016, MatPat uploaded "Game Theory: UNDERTALE – Sans's SECRET Identity!" to The Game Theorists' channel. Since then, the video has accumulated over 7.4 million views, and has a mostly positive reception on YouTube with 192,000 likes and 18,000 dislikes.


As a reaction to the video, Toby Fox, the creator of Undertale, tweeted on his now-defunct @FwugRadiation account "Fan theories are fun but I feel embarrassed whenever someone calls attention to something I did when I was 16,"[1] which did not disprove the theory, but was more a response to MatPat's inclusion of Toby's Earthbound Halloween Hack in the video. As a reference to the theory, Soundclown SiIvaGunner, sometimes uses Undertale tunes in Earthbound rips, and vice versa. According to the SiIvaGunner Wiki page[2] for "Sans Is Ness," major criticism of MatPat's video points out that he jumped to far-fetched conclusions, had logical errors, and ignored all the evidence that didn't support the theory. On November 15th, 2016, SiIvaGunner fan-channel TimmyTurnersGrandDad uploaded a rip titled "I Believe I Can Fly – Space Jam". The remix replaced the words "I can fly" with MatPat's voice saying "Sans is Ness," and garnered over 12,000 views.

Parody Twitter account Game Theory Rejects,[3] which has over 26,000 followers as of July 2017, frequently makes reference to the theory, with each related tweet gaining an average of 200 likes (examples shown below).

dame Thbeony Rejects #HowToConfuseAMillennial Tell them Ness isn't Sans Followv @GameTheoryRejct

the TRUTH about SANS? Game Theory Rejects @GameTheoryRejot Follow Game Theory: Sans is NES? (Via @Okiwont) 5:42 PM-28 Dec 2016

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External References

[1] FwugRadiation's tweet / Posted on 2-09-2016

[2] SiIvaGunner Wiki / Posted on 1-26-2017

[3] Game Theory Rejects Twitter / Posted on 5-24-2015

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