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The Bank of Evil is a bank exclusively for supervillains. It is owned by Mr. Perkins and can only be entered through a secret eye scanner in one of the bank's urinals. In Minion Rush, the bank served as the secret area in the location Downtown (discontinued for iOS and Android). In Minions: The Rise of Gru, it is where Gru had stolen the Mona Lisa painting when he was young, which was part of his training to become a villain, being mentored by Wild Knuckles.


The Bank of Evil is a big red building. It has chairs and the letters "THE BANK OF EVIL" below the half-circle. The doors are big red doors with the dollar sign on it. Mr. Perkins's office appears to be upstairs, as seen when Vector fires his Squid Launcher.

Down the long hallway are marble columns, with statues of men that are stressfully trying to hold them into place. The final columns have the statue being crushed to death, which disturbs Gru as he enters the bank in the first film.


  • The sign beneath the name, styled "Formerly Lehman Brothers", is a reference to the Financial Crisis of 2008. The already fragile international economy dipped significantly during this time when the banking giant, Lehman Brothers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, an event widely accepted as a major contributing factor to the global financial crisis.
    • In the Mandarin version of the film in Taiwan, the sign is translated as "枉又憎集團", literally meaning "the corporation of wrongfulness and hatred". It is the reference of a late entrepreneur Wang You-theng (王又曾), who was accused of embezzlement and fraud and fled to the United States until his death.
  • This building shares similarities to the Ministry of Magic as depicted in the Harry Potter films, both in the style of the pillars in the lobby, and using toilets as a method of entry.
  • Gru probably used some money from his loans to build his lair and equipment. If not, he must have sold stolen valuables.



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Despicable Me 2
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Despicable Me 3
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Despicable Me 4
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