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I've seen this theory floating around and they usually cite

  1. both having very similar noses Dr. Nefario's pointy nose is also old-man droopy enter image description here

  2. Dr. Nefario dancing with Marlena (Gru's mom).

However, is there any actual canon material (such as commentary or interview) material hinting that Dr. Nefario is Gru's father?

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No, as you can see from the family tree that was posted on the official Minionmadness website, Felonius Gru (known to us as simply "Gru") is the son of Robert and Marlena Gru.

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Hang on, is one those ancestors a wolf? –  James Sheridan Jul 26 '14 at 1:25
@JamesSheridan - He certainly looks quite wolf-like –  Richard Jul 26 '14 at 6:14
He may not actually have been a wolf. He may have been a werewolf transformed by an accident of science... Victorian Era science was notoriously unreliable... –  Thaddeus Feb 23 at 22:07

I thought Nefario was Gru's dad because in the second movie, Nefario says something like, "Nothing can take away my 'Family,'" apparently.

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Many people consider and treat their close friends as "family". –  phantom42 Feb 23 at 21:20

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