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

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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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  • PrissyNeko
    PrissyNeko19 minutter siden

    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.

  • Leonardo Somma
    Leonardo SommaTime siden

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

  • Isabel Mendez
    Isabel Mendez2 timer siden

    what is with the nbc logo in the back of the shrink ray screen in 11:24?

  • drkph3onix
    drkph3onix3 timer siden

    Now we find out that Gru is part Minions which is why they haven't gotten him killed is cause they can't.

  • Xx_itz_trickster_xX
    Xx_itz_trickster_xX4 timer siden

    Loved the intro 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Brycen Bolden
    Brycen Bolden4 timer siden

    You ruined me

  • Yousha Nasir
    Yousha Nasir6 timer siden

    You just ruin the movie for me

  • B-lasting star
    B-lasting star11 timer siden

    They might have fastened the evolution of minion amebas

  • Yeeter
    Yeeter11 timer siden

    I KNEW IT! GRU IS TRYING TO MAKE A CLONE ARMY . begun the clone war has

  • DashCat9
    DashCat916 timer siden

    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.

  • Lightning Kids
    Lightning Kids16 timer siden

    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

  • Manny Pants
    Manny Pants17 timer siden

    what if gru just went around the world and got all of the tribes of minnons

  • MaTcHuMeN 0210
    MaTcHuMeN 021017 timer siden

    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).

  • Slashageee
    Slashageee17 timer siden

    Yes they are cause they are literally minions cause they serve under a master lol

  • Minnion
    Minnion19 timer siden

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

  • Ngoc Tran
    Ngoc Tran21 time siden

    Surender 4 vietnam B0is!!!!!!!

  • HexPerplex
    HexPerplex23 timer siden

    0:56. Hey, it's Thomas!

  • Jaxon Bailey
    Jaxon BaileyDag siden

    oli watching this and starts crying

  • Jaxon Bailey
    Jaxon BaileyDag siden

    me looking in the comments and seeing a guy got 11k likes and me thinking is that mr. beast in disguise

  • Hana -Chan
    Hana -ChanDag siden

    **sees Oliver** **Dies of cuteness**

  • Gabriel Cordova
    Gabriel CordovaDag siden

    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.

  • thegamegeek
    thegamegeekDag siden

    I still love this movie 10 years later

  • mikin lirou
    mikin lirouDag siden

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

  • lolbitg X wolfer :3
    lolbitg X wolfer :3Dag siden

    Grandmas when

  • Aisukyubu
    AisukyubuDag siden

    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.

  • Jannis Finkeldei
    Jannis FinkeldeiDag siden

    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".

  • mikin lirou

    mikin lirou

    Dag siden

    If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

  • TrashPandaDruid
    TrashPandaDruidDag siden

    The minions are indo-europeans confirmed.

  • Proatnothing
    ProatnothingDag siden

    The minions could asexually reproduce

  • Peter Parker ee19b110
    Peter Parker ee19b110Dag siden

    How many times did you say Minions in this single video lol

  • DS_V
    DS_VDag siden

    Actually gru didn’t kiss that one minion because he already did. Not because he doesn’t like that minion (9:54)

  • Pop Cat
    Pop CatDag siden

    BIRTH day*

  • Pop Cat
    Pop CatDag siden

    ....(why am I doing this) birth DAY is 2012

  • Pop Cat
    Pop CatDag siden

    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

  • Dibyendu Das
    Dibyendu DasDag siden

    Me reading the title: *99.9999 of my brain cells are gone now*

  • mrudula james
    mrudula jamesDag siden

    Minions look like single celled bacteria with flagella😉😁...having their own DNA.

  • Endater
    EndaterDag siden

    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

  • Kale Deal
    Kale DealDag siden

    I thought this video would be about the Holocaust experiments theory

  • Robloxgamingstudio
    RobloxgamingstudioDag siden

    It is funny that why lot kid watch it me watch it 215 time.

  • xNight_441
    xNight_4412 dager siden

    If you clone a human its still a human same with minions

  • Puntti Possu
    Puntti Possu2 dager siden

    have you gone insane

  • Add 2chart
    Add 2chart2 dager siden

    If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

  • Keon Kaill
    Keon Kaill2 dager siden

    can you do a video explaining how aquaman does to swim that fast

  • Bob Ross
    Bob Ross2 dager siden

    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.

  • Happy Harper

    Happy Harper

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  • Marshal martens
    Marshal martens2 dager siden

    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

  • Ramon 079
    Ramon 0792 dager siden

    Ive never liked the minions i only like the 3 main ones and only for some of the jokes.

  • Max Warwick
    Max Warwick2 dager siden


  • Jotaro Kujo
    Jotaro Kujo2 dager siden

    What if there were more tribes of minions?

  • Ahmet Burak Demiralay
    Ahmet Burak Demiralay2 dager siden

    Make a video about " Love, Death and Robots" please...

  • Alyx
    Alyx2 dager siden

    Lol I actually went to that minion ride at universal studios, it was kinda cool 🤧🤧

  • Mike Beets
    Mike Beets2 dager siden

    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.

  • potatomaster634
    potatomaster6342 dager siden

    Couldn’t there just have been... ya know... More ‘clans’ of minions that all found Gru?

  • iamthecoolest
    iamthecoolest2 dager siden

    okey MatPat is the perfect example of taking kid animated movies WAY too far

  • Gogglethron 6000
    Gogglethron 60002 dager siden

    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?

  • Marlenehibiskus
    Marlenehibiskus2 dager siden

    I hate minions

  • aaazedo
    aaazedo2 dager siden

    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 "

  • Builder 101
    Builder 1012 dager siden

    Yo do a theory on Jack Stauber PLEASE. His videos are CREEPY and need some explanation.

  • Ron
    Ron2 dager siden

    Film theory by Ron: #2 content creators are real life NOlocal minions. Their secret: your a big dumb dumb head with hopes of becoming a minion some day.

  • Mr. A
    Mr. A2 dager siden

    That Minion robot picture is going to haunt my nightmares

  • 216trixie
    216trixie2 dager siden

    What's with the purple ribbon around your neck?

  • Brett Strawn
    Brett Strawn2 dager siden

    Fun Fact: what minions say can actually be translated.

  • James
    James2 dager siden

    Tbh mat this video could have been much shorter. Entertaining nonetheless

  • nurse.
    nurse.2 dager siden

    ok but like that clip of oliver brought back that christmas morning feeling and it made me so happy- also, that means 10,170 minions are clones

  • Thomas Mercer
    Thomas Mercer2 dager siden

    My oldest son is five, MatPat, and your Ollie reminds me so much of him at two that it's ridiculous.

  • Isaac Solbrig Kroner
    Isaac Solbrig Kroner3 dager siden

    Why is half the title literally the word “minion”? What the heck matpat?

  • Sebeao12
    Sebeao123 dager siden

    If you go to peppa pig you will see tm on the entro

  • GiiSides
    GiiSides3 dager siden

    I will watch this ten times over just for Ollie getting excited at minions

  • Alexander Felix
    Alexander Felix3 dager siden

    I've seen the movies a thousand times(I have kids) but I never knew his name was Felonious, always thought it was just Gru

  • Urbie
    Urbie3 dager siden

    I felt really old when he said Oliver was 2 😭😭

  • Libruh moment
    Libruh moment3 dager siden

    Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

  • Melusina
    Melusina3 dager siden

    I'm calling it some are clones

  • Melusina


    3 dager siden

    I was right 😌

  • Eli Roberts
    Eli Roberts3 dager siden

    hello uhh do you have discord

  • Eli Roberts

    Eli Roberts

    3 dager siden

    @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

  • mikin lirou

    mikin lirou

    3 dager siden

    Maybe he did something to a minion and it made another minion so he didn't again so that's why there's too many i do not know but they totally have dna

  • Alex Smith
    Alex Smith3 dager siden

    How do I sign up to be a henchman? Overalls AND karate classes sign me UP

  • Samurax Bennett
    Samurax Bennett3 dager siden

    Awe, Ollie was so adorable when he saw the blow up!

  • Kira Did Nothing Wrong
    Kira Did Nothing Wrong3 dager siden

    The cars in cars aren't cars

  • Jaseena Gul
    Jaseena Gul3 dager siden

    Hi mattpat Can you try doing something on the cartoon series 'talking tom and friends' Like maybe: Who are gingers parents? What the CEO, ceo of? Where is the town?

  • Mokongthe3
    Mokongthe33 dager siden

    I feel sorry for Matpat's son already when he sees this video.

  • robina david
    robina david3 dager siden

    Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

  • Tomato Bread 12
    Tomato Bread 123 dager siden

    it's so obvious and even you pointed it out matpat, minions aren't clones, they reproduce by dividing into genetic copies of each other JUST LIKE CELLS YOU ACKNFOFIAFLVewsdgvivsdg

  • Wesley Brown
    Wesley Brown3 dager siden

    Do you think the original minions have glowing skeletons like the 1 in the 1st movie or is that a added genetic trait like the glow in the dark cats?

  • ello
    ello3 dager siden

    Theory: if you remember in the first despicable me movie gru said how is the family indicating that minions do reproduce

  • ello


    3 dager siden

    And that they do have children

  • Iman :D
    Iman :D3 dager siden

    He could just turn him self slightly minion so he lives forever

  • Óttar Snær Yngvason
    Óttar Snær Yngvason3 dager siden

    Actually the Facebook post by Despicable Me said that the number of minions is 7.793400539 E+37262

  • home home
    home home3 dager siden

    oh end thre a bit of italian

  • home home
    home home3 dager siden

    YOU HAVE A SON!!!!!

  • Lolly Gameables
    Lolly Gameables3 dager siden

    Minions also speak 'Nihongo' - Japanese.

  • Matthew Briones
    Matthew Briones3 dager siden

    Maybe he did something to a minion and it made another minion so he didn't again so that's why there's too many i do not know but they totally have dna

  • Matthew Briones

    Matthew Briones

    3 dager siden

    oooooh super sus

  • Fahad Muhamed
    Fahad Muhamed3 dager siden

    *Flash backs I had in cars in cars the movie cars*

  • Sweetcupcake
    Sweetcupcake3 dager siden

    can you make a coraline theory

  • Nerdytimes
    Nerdytimes3 dager siden

    Sometimes I wonder if these titles are just self-parodies.

  • Dashing Intruder
    Dashing Intruder3 dager siden

    MatPat will most probably crush his own child’s dream, using scientific research and facts.

  • R Kade
    R Kade3 dager siden

    for a second there I thought I was on false swipe gaming's "How good was x pokemon really?"

  • cb21235
    cb212353 dager siden

    Can a clone of a minion really not be a minion? The answer that they are clones precedes clones of what--minions. So the clones are minions

  • Loki Evans
    Loki Evans3 dager siden

    Childhood happiness being made with Minion inflatables

  • Dante Reising
    Dante Reising3 dager siden

    Don't they actually say in the movie something along the lines of “we all come from the same single cell organism”???

  • That other Abom
    That other Abom3 dager siden

    I love how this channel crushes my childhood but i watch it anyway

  • Maddie Delongchamps
    Maddie Delongchamps3 dager siden

    Film Theory: The original minions are God

  • wreckieralph029
    wreckieralph0293 dager siden

    8:40 imposter???

  • wreckieralph029
    wreckieralph0293 dager siden

    I have a poster for the minions movie in my room behind the right side of my bed beside my dresser

  • wreckieralph029


    3 dager siden

    No not there

  • wreckieralph029


    3 dager siden

    Not. And I repeat. NOT. At 31 Albert street cannington Ontario Canada

  • Eye Roglyph
    Eye Roglyph3 dager siden

    I’m not taking this as a FILM THEORY ... I’m taking this as canon, Absolute Canon

  • minij hooi

    minij hooi

    2 dager siden

    the part with matpat and Oliver was so adorable and wholesome especially the part where matpat called him bean! 🥺

  • Froggy Blue
    Froggy Blue3 dager siden

    Its ok mr beast is a trillionare he dosent need anotherone