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Balthazar Bratt
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Information
Full name Balthazar Bratt
Status Incarcerated
Gender Male
Age 12-14 (when he was a child actor)[1]
Early 40's
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Occupation

Child Star (formerly)
Supervillain

Owned
weapons

Bubble Gum (towards others)
Swimsuit
Gliding Suit
Rainbow Smoke
Yo-Yo
Rubik's Cube
Sonic Keytar
Bratt Pack

Allies

Clive
Bratt Pack
Vector
Eduardo Pérez

Enemies

Felonius Gru
Lucy Wilde
Dru Gru
Margo Gru
Edith Gru
Agnes Gru
Minions
AVL

Appearances

Despicable Me 3
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Despicable Me 4 (cameo as a prisoner)

Voiced by

Trey Parker

I've been a baaaad boy!
 
— Balthazar Bratt's catchphrase

Balthazar Bratt (born July 19, 1973) is the overarching antagonist of the Despicable Me franchise, serving as one of the two unseen overarching antagonists of Despicable Me (the other being Eduardo Perez), one of the three unseen overarching antagonists of its video game prequel Despicable Me: The Game (alongside Eduardo Perez and Mr. Perkins), the unseen overarching antagonist of Despicable Me 2, the (former) main antagonist of Despicable Me 3, one of the three unseen overarching antagonists of Minions: The Rise of Gru (the other being Eduardo Perez and Scarlet Overkill), and will be an unseen antagonist in Despicable Me 4. He is a former child star who turned to a life of villainy after his TV show 'Evil Bratt' got cancelled. He is voiced by Trey Parker.

Appearance[]

Balthazar Bratt takes a similar appearance to that of a glam rock rocker; he wears a purple jumpsuit, with shoulder pads and parachute pants along with fingerless gloves and white shoes. Bratt also has black and thick hair that stands upon the top of his head, while the rest of his hair is long in the back (including a small bald spot from aging), giving his hairstyle an appearance to that of an overall mullet; he also has a medium-long handlebar mustache.

Personality[]

Balthazar Bratt is nothing more or less than a pure megalomaniac and psychopath with 100% egotism. He is a pure egotistical and self-centered as he thinks almost only of himself, and only on his actions. In addition to him being a megalomaniac and egotist, Bratt is an extremely ruthless and destructive individual, showing no mercy towards his enemies, especially when he attempted to destroy Hollywood and mostly, he enjoys wreaking havoc and destruction. He will extend this side to children, as he took Margo, Edith, and Agnes hostage before placing them on a high building in Hollywood. This was due to being angry with their father Gru for nearly foiling his plot. However, Balthazar Bratt was careful enough not to crush them with his giant robot and left without harming them.

Bratt is also a very manipulative and cunning individual, evident in his mastery of disguise; Instances include disguising himself as an obese jewel inspector to steal the Dumont diamond, and then disguising himself as Lucy Wilde (as he tied up the real Lucy and put her in a closet) to kidnap the girls.

In addition, he is also shown to be highly intelligent, as he can construct a variety of the '80s-themed weaponry, all of which proved highly effective against both trained soldiers as well as Gru, formerly one of the world's most dangerous villains. Even without his weapons, he proved himself to be a skill fighter, as he easily overpowered Lucy and employed dancing in his fight with Gru.

While he takes enjoyment in causing mayhem and chaos, Bratt sees no evil in his actions, making him a delusional individual who had lost faith in the world. He is extremely vengeful to the point where he wanted to destroy Hollywood in revenge for the canceling of his show. He also possesses delusion grandeur, as he believes himself to be the fictional Evil Bratt. The AVL file on him describes his personality as 'narcissistic yet extremely insecure'. In addition to this goal, Bratt sought what all super-villains sought: to gain world domination after he destroyed Hollywood.

Aside from his villainous persona, he is also a man who's trapped in the past and wished to relive his glory days, so he always lives in a bubble of himself, which is why he always listens to music from the 1980s (such as the songs "Bad" by Michael Jackson or "Into the Groove" by Madonna), using old technology of past decades in some occasions like a cassette player as well as look and act like a man in the 80s. He also had a crush on the actress Molly Ringwald, as he talks about her while he sleeps.

History[]

Youth[]

During his youth, Balthazar Bratt was a popular child actor that played his own self-titled, live-action television series "Evil Bratt" in 1985, which revolved around him performing various evil deeds such as committing bank robberies, defeating US army soldiers, destroying cities, and anything else. Although the series was beloved by kids worldwide, however, during the show's third season, Bratt hits puberty and experienced an unexpected growth spurt, along with pimples and facial hair, causing the Evil Bratt series to fall from popularity and was canceled soon afterward, leading to Hollywood rejecting him. Having his reputation and career destroyed by his fall from grace, Bratt became extremely vengeful and bent on destroying Hollywood, turning to a life of villainy.

Despicable Me 3[]

After his turn to villainy, Balthazar Bratt quickly rose to the top of the Anti Villain League's most wanted criminal list and fought with them on various occasions, particularly with Felonius Gru, an ex-supervillain and the AVL's newest member as well as his partner/wife, Lucy Wilde. Bratt, along with his robotic sidekick Clive (who was also in the television series), robs an ocean liner transporting the world's largest diamond, the Dupont Diamond, using his rapidly-expanding bubblegum to turn the ship airborne. Bratt then gets into a fight with Gru, and, after disarming each other, begin "dance fighting", although Gru seemingly knocks him out. As Gru prepares to turn the diamond back to the authorities, Bratt gets back up, stating that he was only pretending to be knocked out, and blows Gru away using a sonic keytar, publicly humiliating him in the process. Before Bratt can get away, numerous AVL agents swarm the liner, forcing him to escape. As punishment for failing to capture Bratt, both Gru and Lucy are fired from the AVL by the new and overly harsh director Valerie Da Vinci.

After escaping Gru, Bratt poses as an overweight jewel inspector to gain access to and retrieve the Dupont Diamond from a museum in Paris. The next day, Bratt's diamond heist makes the first page of the news, infuriating Gru. Later, Bratt trains for "the big day" and watches an episode of his television series in which Evil Bratt attacks a city (could be New York because the Statue of Liberty was seen in the episode) with a giant robot and uses his expanding bubblegum to cover the city in bubblegum and use his diamond-powered splash-damage laser to float the city into space, with Bratt planning on doing the same thing to Hollywood as revenge for them canceling Evil Bratt.

To get his old job back, Gru plots to steal the Dupont Diamond back from Bratt with the help of his twin brother Dru Gru (who believes them to be stealing it as an act of villainy, not heroism). After making it to Bratt's bedroom, they narrowly avoid waking him up and alerting him before he wakes up himself and continues working on his giant robot. After Dru accidentally alerts Bratt to their presence by nearly choking on his expanding bubblegum, Bratt confronts the brothers, surprised there are now two of Gru. However, he delights at the thought of destroying Gru twice but Gru throws the gum at Bratt, sticking him to the wall while they quickly take the diamond and narrowly escape his fortress thanks to Lucy who had followed them and they return to the mansion with the diamond.

Once at the mansion, however, Gru and Dru get into an argument over how the former wants to return to the AVL, while the latter wants to continue their family's villainy tradition, ending with both disowning each other and Gru storming out.

Meanwhile, Bratt disguises himself as Lucy (tying up and gagging the real Lucy, and stuffing her in the closet), takes the diamond back and kidnaps Margo, Edith, and Agnes (along with Agnes' new pet one-horned goat Lucky). Gru is about to leave out the door with his things until he hears a loud banging from the closet, where he finds Lucy, who frantically tells him that Bratt had kidnapped the girls. Gru, in horror, spots the jet flying away and goes to tell Dru, who is still sulking from their argument. However, upon learning from Gru that his nieces have been kidnapped by Bratt, Dru immediately drops his anger at his brother and he, Gru and Lucy board his hovercraft and fly to Hollywood to stop Bratt. On the way there, they nearly collide with the aircraft that the Minions built (to escape from prison), and the Minions decide to follow them.

At Hollywood, Bratt's giant robot self-replica emerges from the ocean and begins attacking the city, shooting his expanding gum all over the city as several people ran in terror. Edith demands Bratt to release her and her sisters, and Bratt complies by casually placing the girls (and the goat) on the ledge of a building to give them a perfect view of the destruction he is causing. After shooting enough of the gum, Bratt uses the robot's diamond-powered splash-damage laser cannon to begin separating Hollywood from the ground to let it drift off.

When Gru, Dru, and Lucy arrive at Hollywood they see Bratt's robot attacking the city. Dru immediately realizes Bratt's, plan due to having watched Evil Bratt. The Minions parachute out of their aircraft and onto the expanding gum and desperately try to pop it (by using chainsaws, gardening forks, lightning rods on umbrellas and even TNT), but it is too strong and sturdy. While Lucy rescues the girls, Gru and Dru shoot Bratt's robot with several missiles. Unfortunately, they prove to be ineffective and Bratt has his Bratt-pack (modified Evil Bratt dolls) bring down Gru and Dru's plane, and the two brothers leap out of the aircraft before it crashes and then explodes. Dru uses the suction on his spy suit to land on the robot's chest plate (without Bratt noticing), while Gru lands hard on the ground, knocking him unconscious. Seeing the unconscious Gru, Bratt begins firing his laser towards him, but before the beam can reach Gru, Dru destroys the robot's generator, causing it to collapse.

Whilst trying to search the wreckage for his brother, Gru comes face to face, being accused by an enraged Bratt, and before he can use his keytar to blow him away, Gru proposes a dance fight and Bratt complies setting the music to Madonna's Into the Groove. After a brief dance fight, Gru snatches Bratt's keytar without him noticing and uses it to both blow him away and humiliate him in a similar manner as what happened earlier, leaving Bratt floating away in his own gum while naked. As he cursed out at Gru, several AVL helicopters arrive. With Bratt's ultimate defeat, this allowed Gru and Lucy to be reinstated, giving them their jobs back.

Despicable Me 4[]

Bratt is seen in the AVL maximum security prison, enjoying Gru and Maxime Le Mal's concert, singing "Everyone Wants To Rule The World", and dancing along with Vector, El Macho, Scarlet Overkill, Herb Overkill and the Vicious 6.

International dub[]

  • Chinese (Hong Kong): Wyman Wong (黃偉文)
  • Chinese (Mainland China): Da Zhang Wei (大张伟)
  • Dutch (Netherlands): Carlo Boszhard
  • Dutch (Flemish): Gene Thomas
  • France: David Marsais
  • Germany: Joko Winterscheidt
  • Italian: Paolo Ruffini
  • Israeli: Haim Cohen (חיים כהן)
  • Japanese: Matsuyama Kenichi (松山ケンイチ)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Evandro Mesquita
  • Portuguese (Portugal): Pedro Miguel Ribeiro
  • Russian:Stanislav Tikunov (Станислав Тикунов)
  • Polish: Robert Górski
  • Spanish (Latin America): Jay de la Cueva
  • Spanish (Spain): Jorge Cremades
  • Lithuanian: Šarūnas Banevičius

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Characters
Protagonists
Felonius GruLucy WildeMargoEdithAgnesMinions (KevinStuartBob) • Dr. Nefario
Antagonists
VectorEl MachoScarlet OverkillBalthazar Bratt
Other characters
KyleSilas RamsbottomMarlena GruRobert GruDru
Characters in Despicable Me
Protagonists
Felonius GruMargoEdithAgnesMinionsDr. Nefario
Antagonists
VectorMr. Perkins
Other characters
Justin (Justin's FatherJustin's Mother) • MSNBC AnchormanGertrudeFredKyleMarlena GruMiss HattiePennyCarnival BarkerRobert GruThe Social Worker
Characters in Despicable Me 2
Protagonists
Felonius GruLucy WildeMargoEdithAgnesMinionsDr. Nefario
Antagonists
El MachoEvil MinionsPollito
Other characters
Silas RamsbottomKyleJillianNatalieLisaAntonio PerezFloyd EaglesanShannonItalian WaiterGertrudeMichelleFredMarlena GruIce Cream VendorJewel ThiefMiniature UFO
Characters in Minions
Protagonists
Minions (KevinStuartBob) • Felonius Gru
Antagonists
Scarlet OverkillHerb OverkillDumo the SumoFrankie FishlipsMr. Spikey
Other characters
AmphibianTyrannosaurus rexCount DraculaNapoleon BonaparteQueen Elizabeth IIWalter NelsonMadge NelsonWalter Nelson Jr.Tina NelsonBinky NelsonYetisMarlena GruProfessor FluxDr. NefarioGlam SlammerBeefeatersBlind Tower GuardFabricePoochyKyleSecurity Guard
Characters in Despicable Me 3
Protagonists
Felonius GruLucy WildeMargo GruEdith GruAgnes GruDru GruMinions
Antagonists
Balthazar BrattClive
Other characters
Silas RamsbottomValerie Da VinciDr. NefarioKyleFritzMarlena GruVincenzo and PaoloRobert GruNikoNiko's MotherLucky
Characters in Minions: The Rise of Gru
Protagonists
Minions (KevinStuartBobOtto) • Felonius Gru
Antagonists
Vicious 6 (Wild KnucklesBelle BottomJean ClawedSvengeanceStrongholdNunchuck)
Other characters
Dr. NefarioMarlena GruKyleSilas RamsbottomWild Knuckles' HenchmensWingmanBirthday kidBikerWild Knuckles CrocodilesMr. PerkinsFrankie Fishlips
  1. Promotional material for Despicable Me 3 states he was born in 1973. Evil Bratt first aired in 1985 and was cancelled in 1987, making him 12 to 14 throughout the show's run.
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