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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Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
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  • Minion gets a life sentence: Everyone: *calculations intensify*

    Dark DragonDark DragonTund tagasi
  • What is the minions only reproduce (if they do) when they have a master?

    Mariah GachaMariah Gacha2 tundi tagasi
  • its illegal to say minions three times

    Evan The TurtleEvan The Turtle5 tundi tagasi
  • Them being immortal and unable to be hurt makes so much sense. DM2 the villian literally takes Gru’s minions and turns them into killing machines as he knows they can’t be hurt/die so he can have them cause destruction without anyone being capable of stopping them.

    Thot ScoutsThot Scouts5 tundi tagasi
  • The fact that minions farting was part of the theory is hilarious

    asioe kiouasioe kiou5 tundi tagasi
  • They are abominations not worth the computer generated garbage they are made of

    Jester_games77Jester_games776 tundi tagasi
  • Me: So, If The Minions In Minions Aren't Minions, So Doees That Mean Minions Actually Do Not Exist, Since The Minions In Minions ARENT ACTUALLY MINIONS?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

    Luana GobertLuana Gobert8 tundi tagasi
  • A perfect genetic copy of a minion would still be a minion. If you clone a sheep, you have two sheep. Therefore these copies for all intent and purposes would be considered minions as well. Right?

    GunHed17GunHed178 tundi tagasi
    • is indestructible like a minion, and farts like a minion, then it's probably because it's a minion

      asioe kiouasioe kiou5 tundi tagasi
  • 7:23 There are animals that can survive years without eating.

    paco ramonpaco ramon9 tundi tagasi
  • 3:45 And also italian for food.

    paco ramonpaco ramon9 tundi tagasi
  • His son is already two! Time flies during pandemics.

    paco ramonpaco ramon9 tundi tagasi
  • They are Facebook memes.

    paco ramonpaco ramon9 tundi tagasi
  • The cars in Cars aren't cars: part two

    10 tundi tagasi
  • Wonder how upset MatPat’s child heard this

  • I’ve watched minions when I was five and I was born the year minions was released and I watched it 13 times

  • At 2:07 you said 3.5 billion but the screen said 1.7 billion... uh oh

    Alice TitlerAlice Titler17 tundi tagasi
  • im shaking in my britches and piisscumm

    moxificationmoxification20 tundi tagasi
  • I like them because it was something different

    Rosie girlRosie girl20 tundi tagasi
  • Mat pat: The minions in minions aren't actually minions. Me: WOW!! My brain: Well that's a big tounge twister.

    Swordi the swordSwordi the sword23 tundi tagasi
  • Cloned or robots? You see, they might actually have DNA split. You showed a video of their DNA splitting and thought of clones. I thought of Gru splitting the DNA molecules of the minions and therefore stretching the amount of the minions by Multiplying the original amount of minions by 45.2173913. (close enough, I did the math.)

    Tea Water_OfficialTea Water_OfficialPäev tagasi
  • Bro I discovered you thru my younger siblings, while they young minds couldn’t make sense of how good you are I fell in love, love you bro 😂🙌🏾

    Allan MumoAllan MumoPäev tagasi
  • the 200 something might be only one group

    PyrokPyrokPäev tagasi
  • But a perfect genetic clone of a minion would just be another minion. When Dolly the sheep was cloned the result was another sheep. If it looks like a minion, talks like a minion, is indestructible like a minion, and farts like a minion, then it's probably because it's a minion

    J.Cross BryantJ.Cross BryantPäev tagasi
  • can you give my brother a birthday shout out in your next video he will e 4 tomorrow he won't mind if itss late

    Heather AdeHeather AdePäev tagasi
  • OliPat/MiniPat/Tiny Theorist is the cutest thing ever for me, not gonna lie

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytPäev tagasi
  • Here we go again. Matpat making a M I N I O N T H E O R Y.

    The DrifterThe DrifterPäev tagasi
  • The fart scene is the fart gun not the minions

    Henry The Arctic WolfHenry The Arctic WolfPäev tagasi
    • 7:30 Listen to what the old man says

      lightning cupcake maurerlightning cupcake maurer12 tundi tagasi
  • First of all how did they achieve a fly swatter in the stone age? 😭😭😭

    Matt HansonMatt HansonPäev tagasi
  • This man could tell me I'm a leather jacket and I'd believe him

    Claire_ GravelleClaire_ GravellePäev tagasi

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytPäev tagasi
  • They're a scourge

    Shwingle manShwingle manPäev tagasi
  • 8:40 IMPOSTOR????? Did he say IMPOSTOR???? I have a problem ._.

    ChaseNadoChaseNadoPäev tagasi
  • When I clicked this video I thought it was going to be a video about how the Minions are actually the ones controlling everything. Like "The minions aren't minions, they're the masters."

    Denied The LizardDenied The LizardPäev tagasi

    prohunter49prohunter49Päev tagasi
  • I'm a simple man I see a happy bean, I click like

    Ben HBen HPäev tagasi
  • venom wanted eddie get it he controlled peter who said get religion and brock went to that religious place

    Kieffano Zeeshan AnandriKieffano Zeeshan AnandriPäev tagasi
  • Do naroto again pls

    Yuan HeruelaYuan HeruelaPäev tagasi
  • Brawl stars

    Tilon PlaysTilon PlaysPäev tagasi
  • My son loves everything to do with minions, his second birthday party was all minions and you couldn't see a bigger smile in your life

    Jarod MooreJarod MoorePäev tagasi
  • Love your videos bro i really do

    ausstin matneyausstin matneyPäev tagasi
  • Do a transplant like what you do with flowers cut em in half and they’ll reform

    ILikeMOOFFINZz muffinzILikeMOOFFINZz muffinzPäev tagasi
  • Uh... When i first saw despicable me i love the film by having a VILLAIN for protagonist, it's like, different from a simple character that is good and do good things all the time, it's a bad guy learning to be good (but still don't lose the villain personality), and the minions... I always hated them

    NerdGamerMalucoNerdGamerMalucoPäev tagasi
  • did he say... imposter

    Charles TigheCharles TighePäev tagasi
  • The fact that I stopped watching the videos for only a little while, and then Oliver went from a new born baby to a TWO YEAR OLD TODDLER in less than a year. I STOPPED WATCHING FOR LESS THAN A YEAR I SWEAR!

    Jayda MannJayda MannPäev tagasi
  • Every Facebook user: 😭😭😭😭

    AmericanDogPoop 05AmericanDogPoop 052 päeva tagasi
  • ... you know most of your viewers are kids

    1St Vegas Auto Body Shop1St Vegas Auto Body Shop2 päeva tagasi
  • The moment MatPat said that not all of them are actually minions, I knew immediately that he was going to say that the majority of them are clones. Not a fan of minions, but I guess I can understand their appeal.

    PrissyNekoPrissyNeko2 päeva tagasi
  • Matpat: They clearly the same ones through out millions of years because of the same designs. Movies: all the minions have consistent designs

    Leonardo SommaLeonardo Somma2 päeva tagasi
  • what is with the nbc logo in the back of the shrink ray screen in 11:24?

    Isabel MendezIsabel Mendez2 päeva tagasi
  • Now we find out that Gru is part Minions which is why they haven't gotten him killed is cause they can't.

    drkph3onixdrkph3onix2 päeva tagasi
  • Loved the intro 😂😂😂😂😂

    Xx_itz_trickster_xXXx_itz_trickster_xX2 päeva tagasi
  • You ruined me

    Brycen BoldenBrycen Bolden2 päeva tagasi
  • You just ruin the movie for me

    Yousha NasirYousha Nasir2 päeva tagasi
  • They might have fastened the evolution of minion amebas

    B-lasting starB-lasting star2 päeva tagasi
  • I KNEW IT! GRU IS TRYING TO MAKE A CLONE ARMY . begun the clone war has

    YeeterYeeter2 päeva tagasi
  • I honestly thought this was going to be another trash 'theory' videos that hand wave all the things that contradict the theory. This is like....ridiculously solid, especially considering how silly the source material is.

    DashCat9DashCat92 päeva tagasi
  • Love you keep it up. Also, how about a game theory on the end poem. Everyone thinks they have the lore, but I think there is more to it

    Lightning KidsLightning Kids2 päeva tagasi
  • what if gru just went around the world and got all of the tribes of minnons

    Manny PantsManny Pants2 päeva tagasi
  • I'm pretty sure when Gru is gone, the minions will be serving under the three girls. They do seem to have a tight connection in the movies (Though it's been a while since I actually watched these movies).

    MaTcHuMeN 0210MaTcHuMeN 02102 päeva tagasi
  • Yes they are cause they are literally minions cause they serve under a master lol

    SlashageeeSlashageee2 päeva tagasi
  • Well the Minions might end up being loyal to Gru's three adopted daughters, and by extension their descendants....

    MinnionMinnion2 päeva tagasi
  • Surender 4 vietnam B0is!!!!!!!

    Ngoc TranNgoc Tran2 päeva tagasi
  • 0:56. Hey, it's Thomas!

    HexPerplexHexPerplex3 päeva tagasi
  • oli watching this and starts crying

    Jaxon BaileyJaxon Bailey3 päeva tagasi
  • me looking in the comments and seeing a guy got 11k likes and me thinking is that mr. beast in disguise

    Jaxon BaileyJaxon Bailey3 päeva tagasi
  • **sees Oliver** **Dies of cuteness**

    Hana -ChanHana -Chan3 päeva tagasi
  • I didnt even watch the whole video before i gave it a like. I gave the video a like 2 minutes in literally after seeing Oliver get excited about minions. That was so dang adorable.

    Gabriel CordovaGabriel Cordova3 päeva tagasi
  • I still love this movie 10 years later

    thegamegeekthegamegeek3 päeva tagasi
  • Omg his son is so big! It feels like it was yesterday they announced they were expecting.

    mikin liroumikin lirou3 päeva tagasi
  • Grandmas when

    lolbitg X wolfer :3lolbitg X wolfer :33 päeva tagasi
  • Imo minions won't really realize that they are powerful enough to be their own masters of their own since for centuries they still are finding the strongest evil villain to serve.

    AisukyubuAisukyubu3 päeva tagasi
  • Just a question. In my opinion the szene from 9:57 doesn't really proof, that he favoures some minions, because the original text says: "Didn't I get you already".

    Jannis FinkeldeiJannis Finkeldei3 päeva tagasi
    • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

      mikin liroumikin lirou3 päeva tagasi
  • The minions are indo-europeans confirmed.

    TrashPandaDruidTrashPandaDruid3 päeva tagasi
  • The minions could asexually reproduce

    ProatnothingProatnothing3 päeva tagasi
  • How many times did you say Minions in this single video lol

    Peter Parker ee19b110Peter Parker ee19b1103 päeva tagasi
  • Actually gru didn’t kiss that one minion because he already did. Not because he doesn’t like that minion (9:54)

    DS_VDS_V3 päeva tagasi
  • BIRTH day*

    Pop CatPop Cat3 päeva tagasi
  • ....(why am I doing this) birth DAY is 2012

    Pop CatPop Cat3 päeva tagasi
  • I knew minions spoke a mix of languages cuz for ok/yes it’s ‘si’ which is Spanish Edit: and some of their language is English

    Pop CatPop Cat3 päeva tagasi
  • Me reading the title: *99.9999 of my brain cells are gone now*

    Dibyendu DasDibyendu Das3 päeva tagasi
  • Minions look like single celled bacteria with flagella😉😁...having their own DNA.

    mrudula jamesmrudula james3 päeva tagasi
  • I use to have a DVD of the first movie and I'm pretty sure there was a behind the scenes video that mentioned that Gru made the minions

    EndaterEndater3 päeva tagasi
  • I thought this video would be about the Holocaust experiments theory

    Kale DealKale Deal3 päeva tagasi
  • It is funny that why lot kid watch it me watch it 215 time.

    RobloxgamingstudioRobloxgamingstudio4 päeva tagasi
  • If you clone a human its still a human same with minions

    xNight_441xNight_4414 päeva tagasi
  • have you gone insane

    Puntti PossuPuntti Possu4 päeva tagasi
  • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

    Add 2chartAdd 2chart4 päeva tagasi
  • can you do a video explaining how aquaman does to swim that fast

    Keon KaillKeon Kaill4 päeva tagasi
  • The minions were based off of Jewish children captured by the nazis. They were given large helmets to restrict their breathing and sight. The heavy helmets also stunted their growth, causing them to be short and wearing goggles.

    Bob RossBob Ross4 päeva tagasi
    • ok

      Happy HarperHappy Harper4 päeva tagasi
  • I think it's in the behind the scenes section of the movie but gru actually was the creator of ALL minions using hard boiled egg yokes and in the minions movie they retconned it so that the minions have always existed which makes no sense but hey they needed a loose plot so they can make money off of milking the popularity of the minions just like frozen two milked it and was way worse then the first one

    Marshal martensMarshal martens4 päeva tagasi
  • Ive never liked the minions i only like the 3 main ones and only for some of the jokes.

    Ramon 079Ramon 0794 päeva tagasi

    Max WarwickMax Warwick4 päeva tagasi
  • What if there were more tribes of minions?

    Jotaro KujoJotaro Kujo4 päeva tagasi
  • Make a video about " Love, Death and Robots" please...

    Ahmet Burak DemiralayAhmet Burak Demiralay4 päeva tagasi
  • Lol I actually went to that minion ride at universal studios, it was kinda cool 🤧🤧

    AlyxAlyx4 päeva tagasi
  • I was told/read somewhere when the first movie came out that minions were genetically modified corn pops cereal. Couldn't ever find anything confirming that, but I've always liked that theory.

    Mike BeetsMike Beets4 päeva tagasi
  • Couldn’t there just have been... ya know... More ‘clans’ of minions that all found Gru?

    potatomaster634potatomaster6344 päeva tagasi
  • okey MatPat is the perfect example of taking kid animated movies WAY too far

    iamthecoolestiamthecoolest4 päeva tagasi
  • Another thing might be gru and dr naffario after discovering the minions went out to diffrent islands to discover more, who is to say that the ones we followed werent a small amount that the actual number of minions?

    Gogglethron 6000Gogglethron 60004 päeva tagasi
  • I hate minions

    MarlenehibiskusMarlenehibiskus4 päeva tagasi
  • Mat is a diferent father .... " hey so you like minions ? ...hmmm.... did you know they are actually PEOPLE that have been FORCIBLY transformed into MINIONS .... kinda cool "

    aaazedoaaazedo4 päeva tagasi