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** Pops up frequently between the Minions, as they are confirmed to be all male.

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** Pops up frequently between the Minions, as they [[OneGenderRace which are confirmed to be all male.males]].


** Pops up frequently between the Minions... [[OneGenderRace assuming they're sexually dimorphic]].

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** Pops up frequently between the Minions... [[OneGenderRace assuming they're sexually dimorphic]].Minions, as they are confirmed to be all male.


%%* EarWorm: BOOGIE FEVER!!!!

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** [++'''''No'''''++][[labelnote:Explanation]]A very exploitable [[https://i.imgflip.com/34yx3j.png image of a distorted close-up of Gru's face.]][[/labelnote]]


* UncannyValley: The CGI Is noticeably More Rubbery Instead Of Smoothness Like In The [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 Sequel]] Causing Some Character designs especially with The humans And the minions to look plastic (and kinda Of) Weird Looking At times

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* UncannyValley: The CGI Is is noticeably More Rubbery Instead Of Smoothness Like In The more rubbery here than in the [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 Sequel]] Causing Some Character seq]][[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3 uels]], causing some character designs especially with The humans And the minions to look plastic (and kinda Of) Weird Looking At times and kind of weird looking at times. Possibly justified given this was Illumination's first movie.

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* UncannyValley: The CGI Is noticeably More Rubbery Instead Of Smoothness Like In The [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 Sequel]] Causing Some Character designs especially with The humans And the minions to look plastic (and kinda Of) Weird Looking At times

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** “DO YOU WANT TO EXPLODE?”


** Apparently the shrink ray was created in (and stolen from) North Korea.

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** Apparently the shrink ray was created in (and stolen from) North Korea.[[note]][[CriticalResearchFailure The map depicts]] '''the wrong location''', which is really West [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkaido Hokkaido]].[[/note]]


* BaseBreakingCharacter: The minions, to a degree. They're either the series's {{ensemble darkhorse}}s or [[TheScrappy scrappies]], based on how much (or how little) you enjoy their brand of physical comedy.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: The minions, to a degree. They're minions are either the series's {{ensemble darkhorse}}s best or [[TheScrappy scrappies]], worst parts of the franchise, based on how much (or how little) you enjoy their brand of physical comedy.comedy. The fact that they have [[FollowTheLeader spawned many copies]] only adds fuel to the fire.



* ItsPopularNowItSucks: The Minions are a source of bile in various circles for all of the popularity and overuse they have gotten. In ''Minions'' and in ''Despicable Me 3'' they were accused of ruining the franchise and stealing the spotlight that should have gone to Gru and the girls.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Inverted with the Minions. In the first film, they were very liked, and became very popular, but they started to become hated with [[ItsPopularNowItSucks all the popularity and overuse they obtained]]. In ''Minions'' and in ''Despicable Me 3'' they were accused of ruining the franchise and stealing the spotlight that should have gone to Gru and the girls.


* BreakthroughHit: While not groundbreaking in terms of story and animation, the film was able to establish Universal as a new and capable player in the animation world. Something that would be solidfied with the success of its sequels and spinoffs a few years later.


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** "[[WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}} You take the moon, and you take]] [[BrokenRecord the moon...]]"


** Gru's presentation[[labelnote:Explanation]] Gru presents a slideshow to Mr. Perkins in an attempt to get funding for his scheme, with the girls messing with the third part. "I fly to the moon... I shrink the moon... I sit on the toilet... [[DoubleTake with-- what?]])". This has been snowcloned to hell and back.[[/labelnote]]

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** Gru's presentation[[labelnote:Explanation]] Gru presents a slideshow to Mr. Perkins in an attempt to get funding for his scheme, with the girls messing with the third part. "I fly to the moon... I shrink the moon... I sit on the toilet... [[DoubleTake with-- what?]])". This has been snowcloned to hell and back.back, most commonly having someone do a double-take at a blatantly idiotic third step of their plan.[[/labelnote]]

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** "Oh Poop"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Vector's defeat in the first movie, In March 2019 edits of him have been used for a green screen effect.[[/labelnote]]


* GeniusBonus: Vector's "magnitude and direction" line makes a lot more sense (and is funnier) [[http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/vectors/u3l1d.cfm for anyone that's taken physics.]]

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Vector's "magnitude and direction" line makes a lot more sense (and is funnier) [[http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/vectors/u3l1d.cfm for anyone that's taken physics.]]



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Japan is obsessed with the Minions so much that they made their own Minion-themed area inside Universal Studios Japan, where the ''Ride/DespicableMeMinionMayhem'' ride often gets ''200 minute'' wait times. Japan also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IpP41RrN58 made them and Agnes]] appear in an episode of ''Anime/InazumaEleven''.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
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Japan is obsessed with the Minions so much that they made their own Minion-themed area inside Universal Studios Japan, where the ''Ride/DespicableMeMinionMayhem'' ride often gets ''200 minute'' wait times. Japan also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IpP41RrN58 made them and Agnes]] appear in an episode of ''Anime/InazumaEleven''.



* OneSceneWonder: [[GreaterScopeVillain Mr. Perkins]] has less than ten minutes of screen time in the whole movie, but he makes a hell of an impression. Some fans were even [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter disappointed he never appeared in any of the sequels.]]

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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[[GreaterScopeVillain Mr. Perkins]] has less than ten minutes of screen time in the whole movie, but he makes a hell of an impression. Some fans were even [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter disappointed he never appeared in any of the sequels.]]


* OneSceneWonder: [[GreaterScopeVillain Mr. Perkins]] has less than ten minutes of screen time in the whole movie, but he makes a hell of an impression. Some fans were even [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter he never appeared in any of the sequels.]]

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* OneSceneWonder: [[GreaterScopeVillain Mr. Perkins]] has less than ten minutes of screen time in the whole movie, but he makes a hell of an impression. Some fans were even [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter disappointed he never appeared in any of the sequels.]]

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