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Doesn't it feel so good to be bad?
— Scarlet Overkill when starting her appearance in Villain-Con
Scarlet Overkill
Status Incarcerated
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 41 (In 1968; Minions)

90 (Despicable Me 4)

Eye color Green
Hair color Black

Supervillain (formerly)
Queen of England (formerly)


Rocket Dress
Lava Lamp Gun
Lava Lamp Machine Gun
Herb's inventions


Herb Overkill
Kevin (formerly)
Stuart (formerly)
Bob (formerly)
Dumo the Sumo
Frankie Fishlips
Mr. Spikey
Glam Slammer
Belle Bottom


Felonius Gru
Queen Elizabeth II


Herb Overkill (husband)


Minions: The Rise of Gru (lunch box cameo)
Despicable Me 4 (cameo as a prisoner)

Voiced by

Sandra Bullock

Scarlet Overkill (born 1927) is the opening antagonist of the Despicable Me franchise, serving as the main antagonist of the film Minions and one of the three unseen overarching antagonists of Minions: The Rise of Gru (the other two being Balthazar Bratt and Eduardo Perez). She is a world-famous supervillain, the wife of Herb Overkill and the archenemy of Kevin, Stuart and Bob as well as Queen Elizabeth and her favorite corgis. She is voiced by Sandra Bullock.


Scarlet is a tall, slim, fair-skinned woman, and a very strong woman, a feminine figure, pointy breasts, with green eyes and black hair, which had been stylized into bouffant with neck-length flips at the end. Her makeup consists of shimmering-light pink eyeshadow and ruby lipstick.

In terms of attire, Scarlett, befitting to her name, sports a red-black color scheme; she wears a thick black choker around her neck, a red strapless dress, a white lacy underskirt, black arm-length opera gloves, black shiny nylon pantyhose and black stiletto heels.


Scarlet is a witty, humorous, and domineering person who has the story about how she became a villain inspire many people to follow in her footsteps. According to Tina Nelson, "She started out as your average little girl; braces, pigtails. But by the time she was thirteen, she built a criminal empire." Scarlet likes to boast about her fascinating gadgets invented by her husband, such as her trademark Rocket Dress. She also knows some martial arts skills and can apparently use them swiftly, and she is a very strong woman, which is shown when the villains try to take the ruby from her in Villain-Con.

As implied in the Bedtime story for the Minions, she was penniless, unloved, and abandoned when she was a child, so she was determined to be villainous and become a queen. Because of this, she is elegant and grateful to those who support her and speaks tactfully in public. When the Minions work for her, she appears to be very thoughtful and tender to her allies, though sometimes she can't bear the Minions' childishness. Sometimes she is also arrogant and offensive when someone mocks or betrays her, even if it was an accident.

She also doesn't like it when one of the pets licks her face, as shown that one of the royal Corgis, licking her face. Although, it doesn't make it so much annoying to corgi anymore.



Scarlet grew up in the streets,and learned how to fight,she defeated the boys in fights, and then landing in a horrible orphanage where she was bullied. but she knew how to fight, and she knew how to resist and fight to get trough, She became a villain at the age of thirteen. Known as "The first female supervillain," Scarlet attends 1968's Villain-Con in search of new henchmen.


Scarlet issues a challenge that whoever steals her ruby gets the job, which the trio of Minions wins after Bob accidentally swallows the gem. Having taken Kevin, Stuart, and Bob to her castle in England, she introduces them to her husband, Herb Overkill, and shows them her stolen loot. She then discusses her plan to steal Queen Elizabeth II's crown in order to overthrow her. If the Minions fail the mission, she would kill them, though she merely implies such consequences in her bedtime story.


Scarlet Overkill holds a Corgi (Queen Elizabeth ll's favorite dog)

Later during the mission, the news mentions Bob being crowned after pulling Arthur Pendragon's sword from the stone. Feeling betrayed, Scarlet immediately goes to the Buckingham Palace to threaten them, but her is disturbed by the playful dog Corgi in Buckingham Palace, licks Scarlet's face, but she throws the Corgi back on the floor, frightens the artist. And Bob gives up his crown to Scarlet. Although she expresses her gratitude in front of the media, she sends them to an underground dungeon to be tortured. During the coronation ceremony, Kevin, Stuart, and Bob try to apologize but accidentally cause a chandelier to fall on Scarlet, almost killing her. Scarlet survives the chandelier fall and orders them to be executed. Kevin manages to escape, but Stuart and Bob fail. She sends a message to Kevin through the news threatening to kill the remaining Minions if he does not surrender by dawn.

Gru, frozen Mr. and Mrs

Young Gru steals the crown from frozen Scarlet and Herb.

The next morning, Scarlet and Herb set a large amount of explosives to blow Stuart and Bob up, but a giant Kevin frees them. Fed up, Scarlet fires a missile at the Minion tribe that has just arrived in middle of the fight, only for Kevin to swallow it. Scarlet and Herb try to fly away from the impending explosion, but they end up bringing him with them. They both shield themselves when the missile is about to explode inside Kevin's mouth. Scarlet reappears alive with Herb during Kevin's knighting ceremony, stealing the Queen's crown as her own, and tries to run away. But as they run away, a young Felonius Gru stops them with his Freeze Ray and steals the crown instead, much to her fury. Bob decides to give Scarlet the little crown originally gifted by Queen Elizabeth to his teddy bear. She and Herb spent a year in jail, but ruled it utterly and escaped. She also gave up her vendetta against the Minions, genuinely touched by the gift of the tiny crown.[1]

At the end of the credits, she and Herb escaped from the ice cube and they were seen singing Revolution along with the rest of the cast.

Minions: The Rise of Gru[]

In Minions: The Rise of Gru, there is a scene where Stuart is shown having a Scarlet Overkill lunchbox during the training montage as a reference.

Despicable Me 4[]

In Despicable Me 4, an elderly Scarlet Overkill and her husband appear in a short cameo in the finale. She is seen singing with the other AVL prisoners.


Main article: Scarlet Overkill/Gallery



Felonius GruLucy WildeMargoEdithAgnesMinions (KevinStuartBob) • Dr. Nefario
VectorEl MachoScarlet OverkillBalthazar Bratt
Other characters
KyleSilas RamsbottomMarlena GruRobert GruDru
Characters in Despicable Me
Felonius GruMargoEdithAgnesMinionsDr. Nefario
VectorMr. Perkins
Other characters
Justin (Justin's FatherJustin's Mother) • MSNBC AnchormanGertrudeFredKyleMarlena GruMiss HattiePennyCarnival BarkerRobert GruThe Social Worker
Characters in Despicable Me 2
Felonius GruLucy WildeMargoEdithAgnesMinionsDr. Nefario
El MachoEvil MinionsPollito
Other characters
Silas RamsbottomKyleJillianNatalieLisaAntonio PerezFloyd EaglesanShannonItalian WaiterGertrudeMichelleFredMarlena GruIce Cream VendorJewel ThiefMiniature UFO
Characters in Minions
Minions (KevinStuartBob) • Felonius Gru
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
Felonius GruLucy WildeMargo GruEdith GruAgnes GruDru GruMinions
Balthazar BrattClive
Other characters
Silas RamsbottomValerie Da VinciDr. NefarioKyleFritzMarlena GruVincenzo and PaoloRobert GruNikoNiko's MotherLucky
Characters in Minions: The Rise of Gru
Minions (KevinStuartBobOtto) • Felonius Gru
Vicious 6 (Wild KnucklesBelle BottomJean ClawedSvengeanceStrongholdNunchuck)
Other characters
Dr. NefarioMarlena GruKyleSilas RamsbottomWild Knuckles' HenchmensWingmanBirthday kidBikerWild Knuckles CrocodilesMr. PerkinsFrankie Fishlips