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The Zodiac Stone is an artifact which has a major role in the movie Minions: The Rise of Gru. The Vicious 6 intended to use it in order to become the most powerful villains in the world and to destroy the AVL for good, however, it was stolen by Gru and kept in his possession until he tasked Otto with taking it back home. However, Otto foolishly traded the Zodiac Stone for a pet rock, much to the ire of Gru. Realizing his mistake, Otto went to get it back and was able to successfully retrieve it from a motorcycle driver after a long chase.

Unfortunately, shortly after reuniting with Gru, the Vicious 6 was able to take the stone back from the latter and they used its powers to transform into super-powered versions of some of the Zodiac Animal signs. After the Vicious 6 were defeated by Kevin, Stuart and Bob, Gru uses the Zodiac Stone to turn them into rats as well as turning the Minions back to normal. Shortly thereafter, the AVL confiscated the stone so that it will never again fall into the wrong hands.

Appearance[]

The Zodiac Stone is a golden circular amulet surrounded by images of Chinese zodiac animals printed in miniature jade stones. The animals are arranged clockwise starting from the top radius of the stone.

Powers and Abilities[]

Transforming others into zodiac animals: As seen on Chinese New Year, someone has the ability to change into any of the twelve animals from the Chinese zodiac by pressing the desired animal symbol on the stone the user wants to be. This will release a spirit representing the animal which will then go inside the user. However, it can only work at the strike of midnight.

Transformations[]

Minions: The Rise of Gru[]

  • Belle Bottom: Transformed into a Chinese dragon representing the Dragon sign, but ended up transforming into the Rat sign along with the rest of her crew by Gru upon her defeat.
  • Stronghold: Transformed into an ox representing the Ox sign, but ended up transforming into the Rat sign along with his team members by Gru upon his defeat
  • Svengeance: Transformed into a tiger representing the Tiger sign, but ended up transforming into the Rat sign along with his team members by Gru upon his defeat.
  • Jean Clawed: Transformed into a monkey representing the Monkey sign, but ended up transforming into the Rat sign along with his team members by Gru upon his defeat.
  • Nunchuck: Transformed into a snake representing the Snake sign, but ended up transforming into the Rat sign along with her team members by Gru upon her defeat.
  • Bob: Transformed into the Goat (also known as the Sheep) sign by Belle Bottom when he arrived to rescue Gru.
  • Stuart: Transformed into a chicken representing the Rooster sign by Belle Bottom when he arrived to rescue Gru.
  • Kevin: Transformed into the Rabbit sign by Belle Bottom when he arrived to save Gru.

Trivia[]

  • The only zodiac signs that weren't used were the Pig, the Dog, and the Horse.
    • Originally the Pig sign was to be used by Svengeance, but scrapped and switched to the Tiger sign.
  • The Zodiac Stone shares similarities to the Prodigious from Miraculous Shanghai, and the Chinese Miraculouses from Miraculous series.
    • The Prodigious is a Magical Pendant that grants the user an ability to transform into any animal, and the Chinese Miraculouses are Magical Jewels that grants the user animal-themed superpowers like Ladybug and Cat Noir.
    • The Zodiac Stone allows the user to transform into 12 different animals they wish to be, the Prodigious allows the user to transform into 8 different animals through values the animals represents, and the Chinese Miraculouses are 19 animal-themed magical jewels kept in the Chinese Miraculous Box.
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