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A statue of one of Gru's supervillain ancestors, who is a witch.

The Gru Family are the main protagonists of the Despicable Me franchise. They are a family with a long line of villainy with tons of notorious supervillains throughout the century. All the supervillain members have the same facial structure, like Gru and Dru.

The existence of the Gru family is shown under the basement of Robert Gru's mansion through the statues of Gru and Dru's ancestors, who were supervillains, terrorizing the world in the past centuries, ranging from mad scientists, pirates, bandits and witches.

Family Information[]

As much as known to Felonius Gru, the Gru family consists of 32 members, starting from Statues of Gru's latest Ancestors


  • An unnamed gangster
  • An unnamed mad scientist
  • An unnamed witch
  • Siena Gru, Gru's Ancestor
  • Elan Gru, Robert's Cowboy and Gru's great-great-great-great-grandfather
  • Miranda Gru, Roberts superWomen Villain and Gru's great-great-great-great grandmother
  • Amanda Gru, Jack's mother and Gru's great-great-great-great-grandmother
  • Charlotte Gru, Francois' mother and Gru's great-great-great grandmother
  • Léopold Gru, Francois' father and Gru's great-great-great grandfather
  • Sarah, Mathilds' mother and Gru's great-great-great grandmother
  • Jack, Mathilds' father and Gru's great-great-great grandfather
  • Mathild Gru , Abels' mother and Gru's great-great grandmother
  • Françios Gru, Abels' father and Gru's great-great grandfather
  • Mareva Gru, Williams' mother and Gru's great-great-great grandmother
  • Ron Gru, Williams' father and Gru's great-great-great grandfather
  • William Gru, brother of Oliver and Gru's great great grand uncle
  • Oliver Gru, Antoinette and Little Pony's father and Gru's great great grandfather
  • Elizabeth Gru, Antoinette and Little Pony's mother and Gru's great great grandmother
  • Art, Yolanda's father and Gru's great great grand uncle
  • Lucy, Yolanda's mother and Gru's great great grand aunt
  • Yolanda Gru, Wife of Marcel Gru's great grandaunt
  • Marcel Gru, Husband of Yolanda and Gru's great Granduncle
  • Abel Gru, John's father and Gru's great grandfather
  • Antoinette Gru, John's mother and Gru's great grandmother
  • Little Pony, Wife of Charles and Gru's great-grandaunt
  • Charles Gru, Husband of Little Pony and Gru's great-Granduncle
  • Jane Gru, Quest's mother and Gru's grandaunt
  • Helmut Gru, Quest's father also, Madeleine's brother and Gru's granduncle
  • Quest Gru, Son of Jane and Helmut
  • Madeleine Gru, Marlena's mother and Gru's grandmother
  • Henry Gru, Marlena's father and Gru's grandfather
  • John Gru, Robert's father and Gru's grandfather
  • Joseph Gru, Steven's father and Gru's granduncle
  • Helen Gru, Steven's mother and Gru's grandaunt
  • Steven Gru, Robert's Cousin and Gru's step-uncle
  • Jeffrey Gru, Brother of Robert Gru.
  • Marlena Gru, Gru and Dru's mother; Robert's ex-wife.
  • Robert Gru, Gru and Dru's father; Marlena's ex-husband. He was the greatest villain in the family.
  • Lucy Wilde, Gru's wife; Margo, Edith and Agnes' adoptive mother.
  • Felonius Gru
  • Dru Gru, Gru's twin brother and Margo, Edith and Agnes' adoptive uncle.
  • Margo Gru, Gru and Lucy's oldest adoptive daughter; Edith and Agnes' sister.
  • Edith Gru, Gru and Lucy's middle adoptive daughter; Margo and Agnes' sister.
  • Agnes Gru, Gru and Lucy's youngest adoptive daughter; Margo and Edith's sister.

Family Tree[]

Charlotte Gru
Ron Gru Siena Gru
Tom Gru
François Gru
William Gru
Oliver Gru
ElizabethIna Gru
Yolanda Gru
Marcel Gru
Abel Gru
Antointette Gru
Little Pony Gru
Henry Gru
John Gru
Joseph Gru
Marlena Gru
Robert Gru
Jeffrey Gru
Marlena Gru
Dru Gru
Felonius Gru
Felonious Gru Jr.
Lucy Wilde
Margo Gru
Edith Gru
Agnes Gru


Although very little is known about any members of the family, it is known that Marcel Gru was a werewolf, as shown in the copy of the Gru Family Tree in Gru's House, and Ron Gru was a pirate. It is also known that Felonius Gru is one of the direct descendants of Charlotte and Léopold Gru, and he is in the 6th generation.


  • The Gru Family Tree in Gru's house was not updated with the existence of Margo, Edith and Agnes, though later, they did it themselves and also drew a heart around Gru's face, indicating their love towards Gru. This was later erased by the minions.
    • The Gru Family Tree in Gru's house was never shown again after the events of the first movie, so it currently remains unknown if it was updated again.
    • Presumably, the girls all had a last name prior to being orphaned; when they were all adopted by Gru, they would all take after their adoptive father and adopt the last name Gru.
  • Judging from the given names of the early ancestors in the family tree, the Gru family probably originated from French-speaking regions.
  • As is seen from the family tree Gru's name is spelled Felonius instead of Felonious.
  • As his grandparents on both sides share the last name Gru, we can assume that his parents are cousins, making Gru a child of incest.
  • It is possible that Robert Gru and Jeffrey Gru are adopted children of John Gru in family tree as their mother is not seen in the family tree and they do not look much anything alike.
  • It might be possible that Robert Gru and Marlena were arranged to marry each other (possibly by both their parents).
  • It may be possible that Joseph and Helen are Robert's real parents due to them almost looking alike.