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— An evil Minion pointing at

Dave after his disguise wore off, alerting the other evil Minions about of the

presence of imposters

The Evil Minions are Minions that are at the state of extreme mutation caused by the mutagen PX-41. They are major antagonists in Despicable Me 2.


The Evil Minions are very different from regular Minions: having purple skin, long arms, wild frizzy purple hair that spreads out like a mane, big sharp crooked teeth, and an under bite in which few of their teeth sticks out of their mouths. As they are wild and their appearance is a feral state, they don't usually speak. Rather, they scream, roar, growl, bite anything, and snarl most of the time. The Evil Minions have larger feet, which directly makes them run faster than a normal Minion.

The Evil Minions share traits from other subjects mutated by PX-41: drastically increased offensive power and defensive durability as well as mobility, all at the cost of their cognitive ability resulting in them unable to produce proper speech. They retain their horde mentality, however. Additionally, Evil Minions are weak to sonic attacks which immobilizes them until the source ceases, and their eyesight is generally poor, being unable to distinguish friend from foe unless it is made obvious enough.


When the normal Minions are mutated by the PX-41, they are transformed into aggressive, wild, mindless, bloodthirsty, destructive monsters that are completely indestructible, and will eat/destroy anything in their path and even be aggressive to humans likely even attempting murder at times. When they do not attack, they will shake their heads without constraint. They also know when there are impostors as they say "BAAAAAAH!!!!" when there are impostors.


Despicable Me 2[]

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An evil Minion pointing at Dave after his disguise wore off, alerting the other evil Minions about of the presence of imposters

Soon after stealing the Arctic PX-41 lab, El Macho hires Dr. Nefario to kidnap the Minions. It appears that almost all minions were captured and mutated.

When the Minions are injected with PX-41, they turn into Evil Minions and are planned to be stuffed into rockets that will land in various cities such as New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hoboken, and Moscow. Once this all happens it is likely that they will destroy and eat all the people in those countries and El Macho plans to treat all of the evil minions as his slaves.

However, Nefario realizes that El Macho went too far after capturing Gru's partner Lucy Wilde, so he quits and creates an antidote and mixes it into the awful-tasting jelly Gru is developing, utilizing a rapid fire delivery system to turn all the mutated Minions back to normal. Gru, Dave and Stuart attempt to sneak their way pass the purple crowd in order to save Lucy, but after Dave inadvertently rubs off his disguise the Evil Minions turn on them and give chase. The trio find themselves corned until Nefario and the girls arrive, using the jelly to mutate the minions back to normal. Although one Evil Minion somehow escaped and appeared at Gru and Lucy's wedding; when the family were taking group pictures, he roared in front of the camera on the last picture, much to everyone's shock.

Evil Minions are no longer seen after the end of Despicable Me 2, implying that all are cured.

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  • Ironically, the normal Minions are referred to as Gru's evil Minions in the first film.
  • All the Evil Minions had El Macho change their uniform, except for Tom, who was still in his maid uniform instead of black overalls with a white "M" as a logo.
  • The Evil Minions retain their love of bananas.
  • As seen near the end of Despicable Me 2, it is unknown how the last Evil Minion escaped or what become of him after, though is very likely he was soon cured with the antidote shortly after roaring at the camera.
  • Mike is the only Evil Minion with continuous transformation. (He didn't change his overalls even though he is an Evil Minion.) Also Mike did not change into his normal form with the antidote. Instead he coughed out the serum on the kittens (seen in Panic in the Mailroom), which made mutant cats. He is also the only Minion to turn into an Evil Minion outside of Despicable Me 2.
  • Their color is a possible reference to the color wheel since yellow and purple are on opposite sides of it which is reflective in the contrast between the temperaments of yellow (gentle) and purple (destructive) minions.
  • During an AMC Theaters ad/video, an Evil Minion became friends with Dave for stopping a cell phone from ringing in his stomach.
  • Strangely, there appears to be no short and plump Evil Minions even though many of that kind of minions were mutated (with Jerry being a notable one).
    • Also, most reverted minions of this type seem to be added on from the previous scene.
    • There appears to be some of the tall evil minions with one eye, despite the tall one-eyed minion being scrapped.

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