History WesternAnimation / DespicableMe

22nd Sep '17 6:27:10 PM MsCC93
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** Agnes holding her breath until Gru fixes her unicorn is similar to an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' when Sarah held her breath until the other 2 Eds participated in her tea party. While Sarah stops holding her breath when Eddy agrees to participate, Agnes only stops holding her breath when she’s exhausted.
31st Aug '17 1:14:59 AM axle-k89
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* DaddysLittleVillain: Vector to Mr. Perkins. The latter was trying to avoid giving money to Gru for his plans for stealing the oon for Vector's benefit. Perkins was angry at Vector after Gru stole the shrink ray from him, but Vector was convinced he could get them the moon [[spoiler:which he almost did]].

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* DaddysLittleVillain: Vector to Mr. Perkins. The latter was trying to avoid giving money to Gru for his plans for stealing the oon moon for Vector's benefit. Perkins was angry at Vector after Gru stole the shrink ray from him, but Vector was convinced he could get them the moon [[spoiler:which he almost did]].
31st Aug '17 1:05:41 AM axle-k89
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** The piggy bank that the girls later give to Gru is earlier seen when they're packing before meeting Gru face-to-face.
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** Miss Hattie cruelly telling Edith she will never be adopted.
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Vector as a villain: he likes to wear gaudy tracksuits and use mostly ineffective guns that shoot out some form of aquatic life to do his villainy, as well as getting help from another source. Yet he manages to steal the Pyramids of Giza!

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* BriefAccentImitation: Margo imitates Gru's accent during a DeadpanSnarker moment when she says she, Edith and Agnes can't skip their dance class.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Vector as a villain: he likes to wear gaudy tracksuits and use mostly ineffective guns that shoot out some form of aquatic life to do his villainy, as well as getting help from another source. Yet he manages to steal the Pyramids Pyramid of Giza!Giza and prevent Gru from getting into his fortress without outside help.



** The Fart Gun, in the sequel

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** The Fart Gun, in the sequelsequel.



* ChekhovsGun: The stolen pyramid. It's HiddenInPlainSight for much of the film and seen a few times. [[spoiler:At the end, as Vector makes off with the girls in the escape pod, Gru runs up the side of the pyramid to the top in order to grab on to the pod.]]
** The girls' dance recital. The girls have to go to dance class so they can practise for it, and it turns out to be on the same day as Gru stealing the moon. [[spoiler:Vector then kidnaps the girls so as to get Gru to give him the moon.]]



* DaddysLittleVillain: Vector to Mr. Perkins. The latter was trying to avoid giving money to Gru for his plans for stealing the oon for Vector's benefit. Perkins was angry at Vector after Gru stole the shrink ray from him, but Vector was convinced he could get them the moon [[spoiler:which he almost did]].



** [[spoiler:Gru's jet suddenly returning to its normal size after being shrunk by Vector (and the same thing happening to Kevin) earlier in the film sets up how the same thing will happen to the moon after Vector obtains it.]]



* ImagineSpot: Gru has two, both involving the girls and a EurekaMoment.
** He first has one when he imagines the girls carrying the shrink ray out of Vector's fortress.
** He has another one later when he imagines sending the girls away into the sky on a ride labelled "Goodbye" and doing a dance on tiptoes in celebration.



** Double-subverted twice, first with Justin, then with [[spoiler:Margo]]. Justin runs up some planks towards the pyramid at the beginning and falls off the edge, but because the pyramid was stolen and replaced with an inflatable replica, he bounces off it and lands on his father.
** [[spoiler:At the end, Margo is caught on Vector's ship but falls out and nearly falls to her death (along with Gru), before Gru catches her, and he himself is then caught by the minions forming a ChainOfPeople.]]



* NoSell: [[spoiler:Gru manages to do this to four heat-seeking missiles and a shark when he breaks into Vector's fortress to get the girls back, leaping over the missiles (which blow up the gate) and getting rid of the shark with an OffhandBackhand.]]



* OhCrap: The carnival worker when Gru pulls out his [[{{BFG}} ray gun]].

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** Gru, Jerry and Stuart have one when the cookie robots seal up the hole in Vector's vault with them inside.
** Gru again when he sees Vector walking up ahead while stealing the shrink ray.
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The carnival worker when Gru pulls out his [[{{BFG}} ray gun]].


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** Gru [[spoiler:in the climax when he realises that the moon will return to its normal size in Vector's jet, endangering the girls.]]
** [[spoiler:Margo, Edith and Agnes when the moon starts to expand in Vector's escape pod.]]
** [[spoiler:Vector when he realises he's trapped on the moon with no way to get back to Earth.]]


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* StealthHiBye: While stealing the shrink ray from Vector, Gru has an OhCrap when he sees Vector up ahead. Vector turns to look, but somehow Gru, Jerry and Stuart have gone. Vector walks on and it's revealed Gru, Jerry and Stuart are hiding in an air duct.


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* TapOnTheHead: Two minions are seen about to hammer in a rivet when the minions are first seen. When the minion holding the hammer goes to hit it, he instead hits the other minion on the head.
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* IWillShowYouX: The girls ask Gru of pizza for dinner, and to also get stuffed crust.
-->'''Gru:''' I'll stuff you '''all''' in the crust!
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* IndulgentFantasySegue: Gru has one in which he dances around in joy from dumping the girls at Super Silly Fun Land.
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* MacGuffin: Both the Shrink Ray and the earth's moon.
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* OlderHeroYoungerVillain: Gru is implied to be in his fifties, and Mr Perkins wants to give a loan to a younger villain, Vector, who turns out to be Perkins's son. Vector's age is not revealed but it's clear he's younger than Gru.
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* HeroesGoneFishing: Margo, Edith and Agnes persuade Gru to take them to the amusement park Super Silly Fun Land, which he decides to do just so he can try and abandon them. However, he eventually starts to do this after he wins Agnes the unicorn from the spaceship stand.


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* OlderHeroYoungerVillain: Gru is implied to be in his fifties, and Mr Perkins wants to give a loan to a younger villain, Vector, who turns out to be Perkins's son. Vector's age is not revealed but it's clear he's younger than Gru.


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* TomTheDarkLord: Vector turns out to be this, as his real name is actually Victor Perkins. He is a case of DoNotCallMePaul, however, and does not use his real name any more.


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* VillainsOutShopping: Vector does this twice, as he is seen playing a Wii game in his home when Gru is trying to infiltrate it. And later, after the girls deliver cookies to him the second time, Vector is sitting on the sofa eating popcorn and watching TV.
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