Film Theory: The Minions in Minions AREN'T MINIONS!

29. apr. 2021
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What IS a Minion? That was the question I started with when working on this theory. I wanted to REALLY understand these little guys, so I started searching the movies for information. Well Theorists, I found more that I expected buried in the Minions and Despicable Me movies. A LOT more. So much that I can definitely say that the Minions in the movies are NOT Minions. You'll have to watch to find out WHY!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • i actually really liked gru because of his accent and weird way of talking but maybe thats my own social ineptitude relating to him

    Yūi O'NeilYūi O'NeilPred 13 minutami
  • I have never noticed that blueprint before. O.o

    chatboulonchatboulonPred uro
  • Matt just spawned Minion Wars by unleashing this knowledge 😰

    fatty1040fatty1040Pred 2 urami
  • not sure if this is a question already asked but how much should you be paid if you really worked at the restaurant in fnaf? like yea it’s a minimum wage pizza place but how much money SHOULD you be making if the animatronic survival was actually a part of the job mentioned in the application?

    soundcwoud wapper •3•soundcwoud wapper •3•Pred 2 urami
  • Man like i been thinking so just the original have feeling cause like if the clone have feeling why dont they jealous bc the original is gru favorite like maybe they are clone but they just follow how the original minions act and happy or sad thats mean they are feelingles

    Akmal FaizAkmal FaizPred 2 urami
  • Anyone else think of that one funny girl that said minions are captive Chinese children? No? Just me?

    Miracle AttersonMiracle AttersonPred 2 urami
  • A huge inconsistency in minion history, in one of the mini movies it says “we're family, after all, we were all engineered from the same strand of mutated DNA.” If that's the case, why did they change it for the sake of a movie?

    skeletalmixer101skeletalmixer101Pred 3 urami
  • Can you do a theory on big hero six please!!!!!

    Casey KuoCasey KuoPred 3 urami
  • They're clones of Minions... That makes them Minions... Click-bait 🙂

    RylokenRylokenPred 3 urami
  • Minions (2016) was a propaganda film created by Gru to raise the minion's morale when he decided to quit villainy and settle down with Lucy and work for the AVL. Disclaimer: This first part was originally seen on the FanTheories subreddit and is not my original theory. What follows is my own interpretation and attempt at filling in the gaps. Think about how the people in New York and England react to them. They have no idea what they are. If they were so influential throughout history, in ancient Egypt, and even Napoleonic France, surely there would be some sort of record or legend about them. The English broadcaster calls Bob a small jaundiced child. Mrs Nelson calls them adorable little freaks. It isn't until Kevin tells Scarlet they are minions, that they are addressed as such. Furthermore, we see absolutely no reason why Scarlet Overkill would be the greatest criminal in history. Aside from beating off all those guys at the convention, she is repeatedly foiled at every turn. If she were the greatest supervillain, surely a small boy with a freeze gun wouldn't have been able to get the drop on her so easily, especially not with her radioactive dress that would have melted right through that ice. I also believe Gru fabricated that ridiculous Z-shaped airplane, because come on, how is that supposed to fly? El Macho was a real villain and had no problem controlling the minions, even on P90x or whatever. Scarlet was supposedly the best and was constantly troubled by them. The only conclusion is that the events of Minions never happened, and one plausible explanation for it's existence is that Gru made it up probably with the collaboration of the girls, to prevent the minions from leaving. When Gru and Nefario created them, they likely programmed them with a desire to serve a super villain. With Gru no longer wanting to be a villain, he needed to explain that drive and give them a false memory of why they joined him in the first place. Now, the big question I want to know is: who is Edna?

    Bill MalcolmBill MalcolmPred 3 urami
  • Once again asking matpat to theorize about omega mart

    the bro code/nerv cothe bro code/nerv coPred 3 urami
  • I've always been wondering what dockside return can you please answer this question because the snyder god I really love

    jignavsharmajignavsharmaPred 3 urami
  • Hey Matt, im not sure how willing you are to go for a theory, but i know you have gone to some EXTENSIVE LENGTHS. So id like to ask, around how many walkers have been killed in TWD

    Ethan ReyesEthan ReyesPred 3 urami
  • Can you do a theory about alita: battle angel? maybe about the war that came to the world she's in and maybe about what is to come of the battle between her and that mysterious goggles dude. Or about if Hugo is alive(I don't think so.

    Hyonsan KimHyonsan KimPred 4 urami
  • Minions are a kind of rip off of the Megaman Legends Servbots, but minions are more round and less legoy

    MajaMystic256MajaMystic256Pred 4 urami
  • I mean This was a clickbait title though Because the minions in minions ARE minions The minions in describable me ARENT So... yeah nah lying title bud

    Theory BustersTheory BustersPred 4 urami
  • I mean, I know Gru is weird but....

    VectorVectorPred 4 urami
  • Here’s a theory idea break down how jakes powers work from adventure time

    Ernesto OjedaErnesto OjedaPred 4 urami
  • Why did you stole mr.beast's minion? That's rude

    shark_puppetA gamimgshark_puppetA gamimgPred 4 urami
  • They are minions cause it's just a movie animation

    shark_puppetA gamimgshark_puppetA gamimgPred 4 urami
  • Can you do a Coraline theory? It’s one of my favorite movies, also I love all of your channels, I’ve been watching them for a long time.

    Mama CatsMama CatsPred 4 urami
  • 10:09 False, he's gonna just clone himself. EASY FIX!

    Fluttershy Is A GoddessFluttershy Is A GoddessPred 5 urami
  • "the minions from minions are not minions!" FINALLY! THE FLOOR IS NOT MADE OF FLOOR!!

    Creeper Guy6977Creeper Guy6977Pred 5 urami
  • I didn't know he had a kid

    Samuel DoyleSamuel DoylePred 5 urami
  • I'm loving the intros

  • well the minions in minions are minions the minions in des... sequels are not minions(atleast most of them)

    zenith szenith sPred 6 urami
  • First the Cars in Cars aren't Cars Now the Minions in Minions aren't Minions Next the Planes in Planes aren't Planes

    memelord21 3memelord21 3Pred 6 urami
  • But aren't clones still technically the original creature? So you're saying that Dolly, the cloned sheep, isn't a sheep, and we just a made a whole new kind of life form? I don't think so.

    J ProductionsJ ProductionsPred 6 urami
  • The number of these creatures....ITS OVER 9000!

    Mehmet SaracMehmet SaracPred 6 urami
  • I think "im thinking of ending things" is nice to theorize

    Martin Luther BaculinaMartin Luther BaculinaPred 6 urami
  • imagine the look on the animators or editors faces when they did that intro

    Dari_GoDari_GoPred 6 urami
  • Naa. I like it: The minions in minions aren't minions

    sliman huranysliman huranyPred 6 urami
  • the fact that he compared them to tictacs and didn’t show the literal minion tictacs

    Chloe LarsonChloe LarsonPred 7 urami
  • The floor here doesnt seem to be made of floor

    Nita MishraNita MishraPred 7 urami
  • what is spyro,s back story

    Melissa MayMelissa MayPred 7 urami
  • The one big problem that I have with this video is that you are taking the position that clones aren't the same as the original. That they are somehow less than the "true" minions. How far does this line of reasoning go? Are children conceived through in-vitro fertilization less valuable than those conceived naturally? Are the inevitable future human clones not human? I'll admit that these questions are designed to be intentionally inflammatory, but it's to illustrate my point. Minions are minions. Clones of minions are minions. Minions are people. Clones of minions are also people. All of this is true of humans as well. We are all valid.

    PaladinRevenantPaladinRevenantPred 7 urami
  • Make a entire lore video on lord of the rings.... Or you cant do that?

    Asherius 9090Asherius 9090Pred 7 urami
  • Hey matpat can you make a video on how powerful scarlet witch wanda is compared to captain marvel. I say this because fighting Thanos after sometime Thanos threw her away but during fighting wanda he was helpless and remember this was endgame. Now after wandavision she is even more powerful

    Kshitij RaikarKshitij RaikarPred 8 urami
  • Make a Jurassic world camp Cretaceous theory.

    Cardboard tutorialsCardboard tutorialsPred 8 urami
  • you should do for another vid how long did omni man stayed on the aliens planet in episode 3 (i think)

    ZainZainPred 8 urami
  • You should do one on how fast hinata shoyo is from haikyu or if it is even possible to move that fast

    Andrea's ChoiceAndrea's ChoicePred 8 urami
  • There is a new movie on the horizon. zootopia 2 watch the trailer an make a theory please

  • Hey matpat what if the other minions were just in another place like thoes ones came up there but other ones popped up in another place because I would imagine that if they have a mix of language's then did they pop up in those other place just on other beaches? To equal 10400.

    Bubble BusterBubble BusterPred 8 urami
  • (Bean) what name is that

    Brody bbBrody bbPred 8 urami
  • Since minions have literal peanut brains, they aren't as useful as some people think. They're more like invincible canon fodder.

    Random guyRandom guyPred 8 urami
  • The minions are a hit or miss though. Gru used them as henchmen successfully, but every one of their leaders in the past, the french, dracula, dinosaurs, etc faced their doom because the minions are clumsy and mess up. That kind of balances them out.

    PsylaPsylaPred 8 urami
  • Me reading the title: So the floor isn’t made of floor?

    Darshraat Parsadh RajDarshraat Parsadh RajPred 9 urami
  • Consider this, though: in each and every one of the previous villains that the minions served, they seemed to actually make things worse for their boss in some way. He might have inadvertently done the best thing possible as those minions might end up accidentally sabotaging every villain after Gru. Alternatively, considering the fact that Gru turned good and the minions continued to serve him, it could be conceivable that they would stay with the family line or perhaps they would seek out a good boss this time. Gru broke the mold, meaning that there's no telling for certain what they will do after Gru.

    The Original SoundWave SurferThe Original SoundWave SurferPred 9 urami

    Shane ReaperShane ReaperPred 9 urami
  • I saw this on Twitter and thought it was a shitpost. Nope it’s real

    GrizHawk22GrizHawk22Pred 9 urami
  • Can you do a film theory on astro boy because they are extremely strong and durable

    Katherine Vander BylKatherine Vander BylPred 9 urami
    • Please

      Katherine Vander BylKatherine Vander BylPred 9 urami
  • theory idea: what is the possibility that in helluva boss that the only 2 bird-demons we see are husband and wife? Orrrr do they "keep it in the family" like old English royalty?

    fuck henry the 8thfuck henry the 8thPred 10 urami
  • I know this is a weird theory but in the lion king scar looks a lot like a asian lion and mufasa and simba look like a african lion and asian lions are known to roam in western Africa so are mufasa and scar really brothers?

    Maria LeeMaria LeePred 10 urami
  • the part with matpat and Oliver was so adorable and wholesome especially the part where matpat called him bean! 🥺

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  • Theory idea: please Do a theory on the little prince

    1 Rapter891 Rapter89Pred 10 urami
  • Film theory on invincible?

    QqbeankokoQqbeankokoPred 10 urami
  • Great now do a vid on back to the future!

    Marty McFlyMarty McFlyPred 10 urami
  • but isn't a clone of something the very thing its cloned from? so they are still minions. gru only found a way to raise their numbers

    Shroom1UpShroom1UpPred 11 urami
  • Is Raya a princess 👑?

    Astrid De MezaAstrid De MezaPred 11 urami
  • Here’s a theory @The Film Theorists , can a snail actually race in the indy500 (from Turbo 2013)

    FREESTAR 89 gamingFREESTAR 89 gamingPred 11 urami
  • hey mat pat you should make a theory of shin godzilla of what the heck is that thing

    mich manmich manPred 11 urami
  • Veggietales theroy please

    Ligitchiken07Ligitchiken07Pred 11 urami
  • So the floor on the floor is not the floor

    GloverfieldGloverfieldPred 12 urami
  • In the movie the Italian Job they steal a safe full of gold. Why was there a safe filled with gold bars in a privet residence? Why didn't the guards instantly see through the boat decoy? I mean a safe on it's own has a weight of more than a ton. Plus the weight of all that gold. If the safe fell from two stories and landed on a boat it would crash right through it. You would think the guards would take one look at the boat and say " No way that just worked." Plus when the guards are chasing the boat the thieves are under water stealing the gold. Wouldn't that water be filled with trash, human waste, water drainage and all kinds of nasty stuff making visibility near impossible? Are the events that took place in the opening of that movie actually possible in the real world?

    Ryan LesnerRyan LesnerPred 12 urami
  • Actually during the end of the movie you can see it floating by vector

    Gaming with Alex X.Gaming with Alex X.Pred 12 urami
  • something to think about!

    Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hidePred 12 urami
  • Please talk about the bad batch from Star Wars

    Greatest ApplejuicekingGreatest ApplejuicekingPred 13 urami
  • pls do the movie "the platform"

    RebootRebootPred 13 urami
  • Minion mini movie shows they are created from same dna in Gru lab

    Sandy ManSandy ManPred 14 urami
  • Can you do more videos of A:TLA especially on fire bending and on how they can lightning bend

    זיו שוסטרזיו שוסטרPred 15 urami
  • True i know they aren't minions when i was 10 years old

    Cesalyn TañegaCesalyn TañegaPred 15 urami
  • all because minions come back on netflix ????

    Baris KlausenBaris KlausenPred 17 urami

    Teacup BoiTeacup BoiPred 17 urami
  • So the minions are clones of minions, in other words they’re minions...

    Steven GraysonSteven GraysonPred 18 urami
  • Honestly I watched despicable me without liking the minions I never liked them much

    Michael WatersMichael WatersPred 18 urami
  • Off topic from this video, but I’d love to see an honest, broken down analysis of a fight between Bill Cipher and Thanos. According to research on both of them they are both pretty evenly matched. I personally think Bill would win, but a break from this channel would be so cool!

    Zach FiGartZach FiGartPred 18 urami
  • For a second I thought he was using human sound from worldbox

    MarkEplier-kunMarkEplier-kunPred 19 urami
  • I would love if you make a episode on how strong is the character Anvin in the story of rise of dragons written by Morgan rice like he didn't have any power but he survived being trampled by a army of thousands of huge creatures like a army of them I would like to help it happen in the book of that series forge of valor chapter 13 because I don't want you all to suffer that much at searching book and chapter please make a episode on it I need to know

    HVRLCKFB 111HVRLCKFB 111Pred 19 urami
  • HEY VIDEO IDEA! How about a theory about Sr Pelo's Spooky Month series???

    YoyoDrawsStuffYoyoDrawsStuffPred 19 urami
  • Who would win a 1v1 between a full realized avatar (air bender series or korra/ past lives included) or any of the avengers ?

    nathan chastainnathan chastainPred 19 urami
  • Also as thomas

    Martin Axel GamerMartin Axel GamerPred 20 urami
  • JUST thought of a theory that could change a beloved classic movie. "Willy wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" do we ever see any Female oompa loompas? Could the oompa loompas be minions?

    Kafj302Kafj302Pred 20 urami

    Hudson FathersHudson FathersPred 20 urami
  • movie : Cloudy with a chance with meatballs | theory idea : Is it possible to make water into food? (or) Can you survive Cloudy with a chance with meatballs?

    Tuan DaoTuan DaoPred 20 urami
  • Bro I like your content but could you do a theory about the new Star Wars series the bad batch about how ammega is related to the bad batch because it really bothers me so can you plz take my question or theory of how she is related okay plz take notice.

    Twix BarTwix BarPred 20 urami
  • Forget the minions, I watched these movies for Gru. And obviously Squid Launcher, oh yeah!

    BraydenBraydenPred 21 uro
  • can you do a video on how the other mother from Coraline isn't the true monster, rather the tunnel, something bigger, scarier. this is highlighted in the book :)

    qityqityPred 21 uro
  • hey MatPat, do you think u could do a theory on the new netflix movie the michaels vs the machines ps i cant spell anything

    mining764 111mining764 111Pred 21 uro
  • Do camp camp! I dont know what you would do for camp camp, but i would love if you did a theory on Camp Camp

    Robo SurferRobo SurferPred 21 uro
  • hey mat pat how fast is the flash?

    Tara CamposTara CamposPred 21 uro
  • Heres what happened they ate so much bananas that they copied themselves doyyy

    Roberto Huerta HuertaRoberto Huerta HuertaPred 22 urami
  • When re you gonna make a video about The Mitchels vs. The Machines? I really like the movie but on you last video about the Emoji breaking law I was wondering if TM vs TM was doing the same thing?

    Paola CasasPaola CasasPred 22 urami

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  • Theory idea: so in Invisible, apparently the Viltrumite DNA is so pure that Mark is almost pure viltrumite. Could this mean that Mark only inherited dominant genes from his father? Would that make Mark share no physical similarities with his mom? If Mark made a baby with another human, would the kid be 50% viltrumite or still pure?

    Sean TanSean TanPred 22 urami
  • Hey Matt can you do a theory on the owl House

    Emma NorrisEmma NorrisPred 22 urami

    kiesha power-artskiesha power-artsPred 22 urami
  • " Minions In Minions Arent Minions" wait wha-

    アンバーGamer15アンバーGamer15Pred 23 urami
  • Heres an idea for a theory: DIO'S The World can make a steam roller out of no where

    ツenzoツenzoPred 23 urami
  • Yo, do a theory on that Malcolm episode in which Hal has to decide to disconnect a guy in a coma or keep him alive. By the end of the episode we learn he actually took a third choice that was so awesome and convoluted he decided he would never talk about it again.

    Luis Rodrigo Castillo ÁlvarezLuis Rodrigo Castillo ÁlvarezPred 23 urami
  • How GOOD were Minions ACTUALLY????

    HuffingHeifer88HuffingHeifer88Pred 23 urami