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Were Agnes, Edith and Margo legally sisters prior to their adoption?

The script for Despicable Me 2 identifies them as sisters: MARGO: Uh, sure. I'm...Margo. They begin walking away together, then Margo is reminded of her sisters when Edith loudly clears her throat. ...
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Is Dr. Nefario supposed to be Gru's father?

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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60s comic character who resembled Gru

Grimly Feendish Grimly Feendish was a supervillain who sought to conquer the world, using both his monsters and bizarre plot devices, such as exploding treacle, to do so. He was usually thwarted by ...
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Are there any female minions?

There are no female minions In an interview with TheWrap, (handily entitled "‘Minions’ Creator Pierre Coffin on Why None of His Animated Little Yellow Helpers Are Female") Pierre Coffin explains that ...
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Can minions actually die?

The minions themselves seem to think so. When one of their number appears to have exploded, caps are doffed and tears begin to flow profusely. Evidently the death of a minion is a rare event (we've ...
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What, aside from binocular vision, eye count, and goggle style, is the difference between 1 eyed and 2 eyed minions?

There is no official information on it, but I do have a theory: identification As per the Despicable Me Wikia page on Minions (emphasis mine): Minions are a similar size and shape, but have unique ...
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Why do the minions always wear goggles?

They are not melted into their skin. In this trailer video for Despicable Me, a minion pulls the goggles of another one away from his head.
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Are there any female minions?

Are there any male Minions? We are never given any indication that Minions have a gender one way or the other. While they all have male names, we have no indication (since they do not speak ...
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Where did the Minions come from?

The short film "Minions : Orientation Day" explains that all of the minions are [generically] engineered from the same strand of mutated DNA. As has been pointed ...
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What was Scarlet's original plan for the Minions?

All evidence points to the fact that Scarlet quite liked the Minions to begin with. Despite their unusual size & shape, they'd proven themselves (at Villain-Con) to be quite adept as criminals, ...
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Why do the Minions remain loyal to Gru after he is no longer a villain?

Per the Despicable Me 2: The Official Minion Manual, the Minions love Gru not because he's a villain, but because he's nice to them and treats them with care and respect, in turn engendering their ...
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Is there any information on what happened to Vector?

According to the "AVL Files", provided as an extra on the Despicable Me 3 Bluray, Vector is alive on the moon. This is, however, presented in the form of an urban legend. "At last report he was ...
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Where did the Minions come from?

No, they evolved naturally. A description of the film explained that they arose through evolution, but is scant on the details: Minions have existed since the beginning of time. They have evolved ...
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Where did the Minions come from?

As we see in the trailer for the new movie, they have been on the planet for millions of years. The movie itself may or may not go into more detail, as the trailer gives the impression that the bulk ...
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Why do the minions always wear goggles?

I always thought it was because they were low-level workers for Gru's science experiments. So they're working with caustic chemicals, manufacturing with lathes and welders, and generally going about ...
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Can minions actually die?

According to screenwriter Brian Lynch, the answer is no: https://mobile.twitter.com/brianlynch/status/1392308547124297728
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Where did the Minions come from?

Minions came from yellow single cell organisms that were created in the ocean. Many animals originated from the ocean so it is not a surprise to see them walk out too, in the popular film Minions. In ...

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