|“||Next, we are going to steal................ THE MOON!||”|
— Felonius Gru
The Moon is Earth's natural satellite.
The first moon landing happened in 1969. Felonius Gru watched this historic moment with his mother and was inspired by the landing to go to outer space.
Gru, along with Dr. Nefario, had formulated a plan to steal the Moon years before the supervillain adopts Margo, Edith, and Agnes. When Vector, a supervillain rival, steals the Pyramid of Giza, Gru reveals the devious plan that had been formulated for several years. Gru steals the Moon with the shrink ray, which comically stops tidal waves for surfers and reverts a werewolf to normal. But Gru is forced to give it to Vector in exchange for the girls who are kidnapped by him. However, Vector kept both the Moon and the girls, causing Gru to storm his lair. Vector, shocked to see Gru break through all his defenses, attempts to escape in an escape pod.
At the same time, the Moon begins to expand, but Gru manages to get Margo, Edith and Agnes out of the ship. The Moon grows rapidly, destroying Vector's escape pod and leaving Vector trapped on the moon (along with a Minion who drank the anti-gravity serum).
Despicable Me 2
Appearances in other media
Main article: Moon (Minion Rush)
- In real life, unlike in the movies, removal of the Moon would have disastrous consequences on Earth: the former would potentially destabilize the Earth's tilt, day/night cycle, and climate. However, scientists believe these effects would not be immediate, and so it can be reasoned the the moon was replaced quick enough to avoid disaster.
|Great Pyramid of Giza • Gru's House • Gru's Lab • Bank of Evil • Miss Hattie's Home for Girls • Top Secret Research Facility • Vector's House • Super Silly Fun Land • Moon|
|Despicable Me 2|
|PX-Labs • Gru's House • Pier 12 • Anti-Villain League • Paradise Mall • Gru's Lab • Bake My Day • Eagle Hair Club • Salsa & Salsa • Minion Beach • Zarelli's Italian Restaurant • El Macho's Lair|
|Minion Ice Cave • Fancy's Department Store • Villain-Con • Scarlet's Castle • Tower of London • Buckingham Palace • Westminster Abbey • Pig's Spleen|
|Despicable Me 3|
|Shaka Hut • Gru's House • Freedonia • Dru's Mansion • Tipsy Unicorn • State Prison • Bratt's Lair • Hollywood|
|Mailroom • Secret Bomb Lab • National Museum • Fuzzy Memories|
|Appearances in Other Media|
|Minion Rush • Minions Paradise|