What Are Minions?
For those who are not familiar with Despicable Me (where have you been?!), minions are small, yellow, cylindrical-shaped characters. Their wide-eyed enthusiast towards life and bizarre innocence make them lovable characters for viewers. The estimate number of all minions working for evil mastermind Gru is 899, however, there are only a few main minions who constantly get direct command from Gru.
The most distinctive feature that Dave has is probably his combed hair. While the other minions usually have spiky hair, Dave's hair is neatly parted in the middle and combed sideways a la 90's geeks.
Viewers will remember the two-eyed minion from the first Despicable Me when Gru was telling the minions of his next great plan. When the minions whipped out their weapons, Dave proceed to arm himself with a rocket launcher.
Memorable quote: "Ditto."
Kind of looks like Dave with his combed hair, Stuart has only one eyes. He also looks shorter than other minions (or is it chubbier?).
Stuart wasn't featured a lot in the first Despicable Me, but on the second movie, he draws quite a lot of attention when he disguised as a girl.
Memorable quote: "OOOOHHHH, Stuffed Crust."
It's not clear, but it seems like there are two Jerries in Despicable Me. Although both of them have two eyes and spiky hair, the one in the second movie is shorter and plumper. Ah well, perhaps he ate too much banana.
Some of you might remember him as Stuart's BFF and accompanied him to look after the children when Gru was busy with his master plan in the first movie.
Memorable quote: "Whaaa!?"
Kevin is a tall, two-eyed minion with sprout cut hair and is usually seen wearing his golf apparel because he loves to play golf (he also likes to play cricket!).
Don't confuse him with another Kevin that appears in Despicable Me. That Kevin is short with one eye.
Memorable quote: "Se pa la."
Carl is the one-eye minion who really likes to make noises. When Gru's office was on fire, he was the one who took the initiative to be the fire siren.
He's also the model of Cheetos painting by Jason Baalman to commemorate Despicable Me 2 worldwide release.
Memorable quote: "Bee do bee do."
Probably the plumpest minion out there, Jorge is proud of his body. Maybe that's why he doesn't mind making copies of his butt.
Memorable quote: "Eh eh eh... BUTT!"
The leader of Tim-Phil-Mark trio, Tim looks a lot like Kevin. But instead of golf apparel, he likes to dress like a dad. This comes handy when he disguised as minion father when they shopped for Agnes' unicorn.
During the second movie, he can be seen with a beard and bald (!).
Phil is a sweet minion with a kind and caring heart. When the trio didn't manage to find Agnes a new toy, he made one for her instead. Whether a master of disguise or just love to dress up, he was in a full maid dress in the second movie. As if the normal disguise is not enough, he had one eye in the first movie, but then two eyes in the second movie.
Memorable quote: "Yak balado... Papoi." (Here we go.. Your unicorn).
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Madison robinson on July 28, 2020:
My favorite minion is the tall two eyed minion Kevin with sprout cut hair.
Person on July 26, 2019:
I love minions and this was very helpful
yehia on May 08, 2018:
I love jerry
Eva Berlin (author) on December 13, 2017:
Yeah, it annoys me too :/
Mark Charles on December 11, 2017:
Why is there so many minions with same names and different descriptions ? Example; Bob is a one-eyed minion with a uke? other articles state it is Stuart, Kevin ect.. They cant even keep their own characters straight so how are us big kids supposed?
izz on November 14, 2017:
carl is da best!
Robert Greishaw on August 15, 2017:
My favorite is Bob because I am Robert and my wife is Bobbie
Anonymous on July 03, 2017:
Mel is my favourite
Minions on June 27, 2017:
I just got a stuffed animal minion and it is Stuart
Philip M. Pinkus on June 06, 2017:
Of course my favorite is PHIL!
Brooke on April 14, 2017:
I want this minion in the arcade and has one eye what should I name it
Eva Berlin (author) on November 29, 2016:
Paula on October 28, 2016:
I have one with two eyes, one green & one brown. Who is he? I just love all these little guys!
Troy&Ashley on October 20, 2016:
King Bob and Stuart are our favs.
Ced Yong from Asia on September 04, 2016:
I love Dave most. If just for his hair. :)
Eva Berlin (author) on May 12, 2016:
Oh noooooo.. Sorry about that. For some reasons, the creator changed him for the 2nd movie: http://despicableme.wikia.com/wiki/Kevin_(Despicab...
Jon on January 29, 2016:
Sooo i just lost a battle with my 4 year old!! Your site says Kevin has one eye, and he doesnt.
abhiram on November 29, 2014:
My favorite minion is stuart .He is so cute and adorable