Film Theory: The Minions in Minions AREN'T MINIONS!

29 apr 2021
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What IS a Minion? That was the question I started with when working on this theory. I wanted to REALLY understand these little guys, so I started searching the movies for information. Well Theorists, I found more that I expected buried in the Minions and Despicable Me movies. A LOT more. So much that I can definitely say that the Minions in the movies are NOT Minions. You'll have to watch to find out WHY!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • Who else wants to see a Despicable Me and Incredibles crossover 🤔

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  • Lol funny Intro

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  • Gru literally stole the queen's cron when he was like what, 11?

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  • 1:56

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  • To be fair Matpat the minions actually talk in French, English, Spanish, Hindi, and Korean

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  • Can you do a theory about glitch tech’s Miko is a glitch 🙃

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  • How do you know that there were minions somewhere else that would be the most logical answer

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  • They’ll probably follow gru’s daugthers and so on and so on

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  • Mr beast might come for you bro

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  • TWO YEARS?? its been two years already since back when then? ..... wow. Its terrorfying at times to consider how time skips ahead how it does. Congrats

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  • Here me out the minions were originally cells so I think that how there amounts keep getting bigger so that mean the water or something in the water keep generating minions cell and the cells evolve

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  • Their just more under water bc their a mix of monkeys and planktons that grew

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  • Film theories: Color Crew the hat lies! (My sister was watching color crew so know I have that stupid shoe stuck in my head)

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  • Day one of asking matpat to do a theory on and what’s really happening surrounding it and the other EDWIN submission.

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  • You should theory about webtoon show everywhere and nowhere.the show is about anny guildenstern and william rosencrantz who are Time Travelers from time before denmark was founded, who also find what that they can't die or age and have ability to travel in any place in history

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  • You're kinda over thinking this

  • ok so i'm not sure if matpat has already done this but, I was being forced to watch pokemon with my younger sister, and now that I know animal abuse, doesn't it seem like animal abuse? Like the pokemon are just being captured (against their will) then forced to fight. Then if pikachu is almost dead! ash does nothing! He doesn't end the fight, he doesn't call for a pokemon nurse, no he tells pikachu, to keep going! please forgive my language like wtf?!?! Also ash in these series seems like 11! (I know that matpat calculated is age, but he has the mentality of a 11 year old) Ash and the other side characters in the many series, are just kids and wondering around! They shouldn't be taking care of like 100 pokemon! Plus im sure they don't feed them all the time (like the ones that ash just doesn't give a). So new theory, should peta come after pokemon trainers?

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  • Wait there’s actual scene in one of the movies or shorts that explains that they were cloned by doctor neffario

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  • I’m just wondering if Kirito from Sword Art Online is ambidextrous.

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  • 窝窝 个区区的 奇偶不。有 他国哈他 么 他哈他 民区女生把人听

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  • matpat you still think you theory of dory faking is still right?

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  • I've been living a lie

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  • The minions may or not be clones though they can not fart the professor made a fart gun on accidentally thinking gru wanted it so you are mistaken on that fact sorry for ruining your theory😥

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  • Hey MatPat, can you do a video on Wild Kratts, it was my favorite show as a kid, but there's WAY to much stuff that just doesn't make sense, and perhaps some illegal stuff in it.

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  • I counted him saying minions about 58 times

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  • TL;DW - They're not Minions, because they're actually Minions. 🙄😏

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  • Wow

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  • Do a theory on the movie "scary movie" please

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  • I cant belive its not minions 😳😳😳😳

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  • Gru is Kaminoan.

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  • I Think U Should Come Up With A Theory Video For The Animated Movie "Epic''

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  • Wait you have a SON?

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  • now he sounds like a crack head

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  • Is this the end of film theory?

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  • I have an idea try looking into Omega Mart, It seems really interesting for a theory

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  • Then what are they? Cats? Apples? Dogs? Bananas? Monkeys?

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  • Film theory idea would the zip tie zip line from game over man actually work?

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  • i actually really liked gru because of his accent and weird way of talking but maybe thats my own social ineptitude relating to him

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  • I have never noticed that blueprint before. O.o

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  • Matt just spawned Minion Wars by unleashing this knowledge 😰

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  • not sure if this is a question already asked but how much should you be paid if you really worked at the restaurant in fnaf? like yea it’s a minimum wage pizza place but how much money SHOULD you be making if the animatronic survival was actually a part of the job mentioned in the application?

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  • Man like i been thinking so just the original have feeling cause like if the clone have feeling why dont they jealous bc the original is gru favorite like maybe they are clone but they just follow how the original minions act and happy or sad thats mean they are feelingles

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  • Anyone else think of that one funny girl that said minions are captive Chinese children? No? Just me?

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  • A huge inconsistency in minion history, in one of the mini movies it says “we're family, after all, we were all engineered from the same strand of mutated DNA.” If that's the case, why did they change it for the sake of a movie?

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  • Can you do a theory on big hero six please!!!!!

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  • They're clones of Minions... That makes them Minions... Click-bait 🙂

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  • Minions (2016) was a propaganda film created by Gru to raise the minion's morale when he decided to quit villainy and settle down with Lucy and work for the AVL. Disclaimer: This first part was originally seen on the FanTheories subreddit and is not my original theory. What follows is my own interpretation and attempt at filling in the gaps. Think about how the people in New York and England react to them. They have no idea what they are. If they were so influential throughout history, in ancient Egypt, and even Napoleonic France, surely there would be some sort of record or legend about them. The English broadcaster calls Bob a small jaundiced child. Mrs Nelson calls them adorable little freaks. It isn't until Kevin tells Scarlet they are minions, that they are addressed as such. Furthermore, we see absolutely no reason why Scarlet Overkill would be the greatest criminal in history. Aside from beating off all those guys at the convention, she is repeatedly foiled at every turn. If she were the greatest supervillain, surely a small boy with a freeze gun wouldn't have been able to get the drop on her so easily, especially not with her radioactive dress that would have melted right through that ice. I also believe Gru fabricated that ridiculous Z-shaped airplane, because come on, how is that supposed to fly? El Macho was a real villain and had no problem controlling the minions, even on P90x or whatever. Scarlet was supposedly the best and was constantly troubled by them. The only conclusion is that the events of Minions never happened, and one plausible explanation for it's existence is that Gru made it up probably with the collaboration of the girls, to prevent the minions from leaving. When Gru and Nefario created them, they likely programmed them with a desire to serve a super villain. With Gru no longer wanting to be a villain, he needed to explain that drive and give them a false memory of why they joined him in the first place. Now, the big question I want to know is: who is Edna?

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  • Once again asking matpat to theorize about omega mart

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  • I've always been wondering what dockside return can you please answer this question because the snyder god I really love

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  • Hey Matt, im not sure how willing you are to go for a theory, but i know you have gone to some EXTENSIVE LENGTHS. So id like to ask, around how many walkers have been killed in TWD

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  • Can you do a theory about alita: battle angel? maybe about the war that came to the world she's in and maybe about what is to come of the battle between her and that mysterious goggles dude. Or about if Hugo is alive(I don't think so.

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  • Minions are a kind of rip off of the Megaman Legends Servbots, but minions are more round and less legoy

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  • I mean This was a clickbait title though Because the minions in minions ARE minions The minions in describable me ARENT So... yeah nah lying title bud

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  • I mean, I know Gru is weird but....

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  • Here’s a theory idea break down how jakes powers work from adventure time

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  • Why did you stole mr.beast's minion? That's rude

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  • They are minions cause it's just a movie animation

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  • Can you do a Coraline theory? It’s one of my favorite movies, also I love all of your channels, I’ve been watching them for a long time.

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  • 10:09 False, he's gonna just clone himself. EASY FIX!

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  • "the minions from minions are not minions!" FINALLY! THE FLOOR IS NOT MADE OF FLOOR!!

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  • I didn't know he had a kid

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  • I'm loving the intros

  • well the minions in minions are minions the minions in des... sequels are not minions(atleast most of them)

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  • First the Cars in Cars aren't Cars Now the Minions in Minions aren't Minions Next the Planes in Planes aren't Planes

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  • But aren't clones still technically the original creature? So you're saying that Dolly, the cloned sheep, isn't a sheep, and we just a made a whole new kind of life form? I don't think so.

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  • The number of these creatures....ITS OVER 9000!

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  • I think "im thinking of ending things" is nice to theorize

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  • imagine the look on the animators or editors faces when they did that intro

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  • Naa. I like it: The minions in minions aren't minions

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  • the fact that he compared them to tictacs and didn’t show the literal minion tictacs

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  • The floor here doesnt seem to be made of floor

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  • what is spyro,s back story

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  • The one big problem that I have with this video is that you are taking the position that clones aren't the same as the original. That they are somehow less than the "true" minions. How far does this line of reasoning go? Are children conceived through in-vitro fertilization less valuable than those conceived naturally? Are the inevitable future human clones not human? I'll admit that these questions are designed to be intentionally inflammatory, but it's to illustrate my point. Minions are minions. Clones of minions are minions. Minions are people. Clones of minions are also people. All of this is true of humans as well. We are all valid.

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  • Make a entire lore video on lord of the rings.... Or you cant do that?

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  • Hey matpat can you make a video on how powerful scarlet witch wanda is compared to captain marvel. I say this because fighting Thanos after sometime Thanos threw her away but during fighting wanda he was helpless and remember this was endgame. Now after wandavision she is even more powerful

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  • Make a Jurassic world camp Cretaceous theory.

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  • you should do for another vid how long did omni man stayed on the aliens planet in episode 3 (i think)

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  • You should do one on how fast hinata shoyo is from haikyu or if it is even possible to move that fast

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  • There is a new movie on the horizon. zootopia 2 watch the trailer an make a theory please

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  • Hey matpat what if the other minions were just in another place like thoes ones came up there but other ones popped up in another place because I would imagine that if they have a mix of language's then did they pop up in those other place just on other beaches? To equal 10400.

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  • (Bean) what name is that

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  • Since minions have literal peanut brains, they aren't as useful as some people think. They're more like invincible canon fodder.

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  • The minions are a hit or miss though. Gru used them as henchmen successfully, but every one of their leaders in the past, the french, dracula, dinosaurs, etc faced their doom because the minions are clumsy and mess up. That kind of balances them out.

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  • Me reading the title: So the floor isn’t made of floor?

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  • Consider this, though: in each and every one of the previous villains that the minions served, they seemed to actually make things worse for their boss in some way. He might have inadvertently done the best thing possible as those minions might end up accidentally sabotaging every villain after Gru. Alternatively, considering the fact that Gru turned good and the minions continued to serve him, it could be conceivable that they would stay with the family line or perhaps they would seek out a good boss this time. Gru broke the mold, meaning that there's no telling for certain what they will do after Gru.

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  • I saw this on Twitter and thought it was a shitpost. Nope it’s real

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  • Can you do a film theory on astro boy because they are extremely strong and durable

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    • Please

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  • theory idea: what is the possibility that in helluva boss that the only 2 bird-demons we see are husband and wife? Orrrr do they "keep it in the family" like old English royalty?

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  • I know this is a weird theory but in the lion king scar looks a lot like a asian lion and mufasa and simba look like a african lion and asian lions are known to roam in western Africa so are mufasa and scar really brothers?

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  • the part with matpat and Oliver was so adorable and wholesome especially the part where matpat called him bean! 🥺

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  • Theory idea: please Do a theory on the little prince

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  • Film theory on invincible?

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  • Great now do a vid on back to the future!

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  • but isn't a clone of something the very thing its cloned from? so they are still minions. gru only found a way to raise their numbers

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  • Is Raya a princess 👑?

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  • Here’s a theory @The Film Theorists , can a snail actually race in the indy500 (from Turbo 2013)

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  • hey mat pat you should make a theory of shin godzilla of what the heck is that thing

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  • Veggietales theroy please

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