|Body type||Cylindrical humanoid|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Designed by||Eric Guillon|
|Performed by||Pierre Coffin|
Minions are small, yellow, cylinder-shaped, creatures that have one or two eyes and are one of the most notable characters in the film Despicable Me, its sequels, and its the spin-off Minions.
Rambunctious simple-minded beings, the Minions are a similar size and shape, but have unique features to tell them apart, such as height, number of eyes, roundness or secondary features such as hair, eye/pupil size or clothing. Though there are several hundred minions, there are only about 30 possible combinations of height and build (short and chubby, medium, tall and thin), hair (tall buzzcut, short buzzcut, sprout, combed, spread out), and eyes (one, two). One-eyed minions are almost always medium-sized, although a tall one-eyed minion appears in a promotional artwork.
They choose to express themselves through actions, not words: their "language" is fairly basic, they speak in a strange jabber; except for the odd human word every now and again and occasional Spanish-sounding words like "para tú" (roughly "for you") and "la boda" (during the second movie, meaning "marriage") as well as french in the second movie (poulet tikka masala, et pis c'est tout), and words "Hana, Dul, Sae" is korean (means One, Two, Three), their language is incomprehensible to most humans, though they do understand English. It is also possible to isolate elements of Japanese from their speech patterns.
- The minions might have share similarities to the rabbids.
- The minions are the mascots of Illumination Animation.
- Tyrannosaurus Rex (deceased)
- Caveman (deceased)
- Unnamed Egyptian Pharaoh (deceased)
- Count Dracula (deceased)
- Napoleon Bonaparte (formerly)
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- Felonius Gru (currently)