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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  1. Mylee's Artimations
    Mylee's Artimations
    9 דקות לפני

    What's with the captions?🤔😂

  2. Heather Petriccione
    Heather Petriccione
    25 דקות לפני


  3. abdulrahman bubshait
    abdulrahman bubshait
    39 דקות לפני

    They actually speak spanish & ive been on the minion ride so there actually made from actual humans

  4. Cole's Cleaning Services
    Cole's Cleaning Services
    53 דקות לפני

    Love Minions

  5. Cotter Eyre
    Cotter Eyre
    56 דקות לפני

    Minions are, in fact, made of thousands of mosquitos. This is the only way that they could have assisted the villain of the 2014 Ebola outbreak (mosquitos).

  6. justin hassan
    justin hassan
    שעה לפני

    How did they not die

  7. Super Broke Logan
    Super Broke Logan
    שעה לפני

    I like how despicable me is funny for kids and adults

  8. Skitty Gamer
    Skitty Gamer
    שעה לפני

    Ayyyy u hooked up Oliver with some minions. That’s lit g

  9. Doin Daworst
    Doin Daworst
    שעה לפני

    DST DST DST DST DST DST Help me!!!

  10. Robin Zx
    Robin Zx
    שעה לפני

    They are among us characters 🤔

  11. Kuro
    2 שעות לפני

    Well twins come frome the same cells they're essentially clones of each other. Yet we never refer to one of them as not being human. Same with the minions i guess you can say that they are not original minion but that doesnt change the fact that they are the same

  12. The awesome kids of gaming
    The awesome kids of gaming
    2 שעות לפני

    It’s obvious that when Gru dies the girls get the minions.

  13. Mr.Amazing Gaming
    Mr.Amazing Gaming
    2 שעות לפני

    Video idea: What kinda of bear is Winnie-the-Pooh (and is piglet a pig?)

  14. Vicky Thounaojam
    Vicky Thounaojam
    2 שעות לפני

    The minions in Minions are actually minions whereas the minions in Despicable me aren't all minions.🕺🤗

  15. Blood Fist
    Blood Fist
    2 שעות לפני

    The fact that minions farting was part of the theory is hilarious

  16. SevenOfBillie
    3 שעות לפני

    Matt Patt is actually Patrick Star

  17. :D
    4 שעות לפני

    What if they just reproduce asexually Imagine someone saying "i'm allergic to minion spores"

  18. The Poggyest Pog
    The Poggyest Pog
    4 שעות לפני

    10:56 im a little scared because of how my video bar is the exact same bar in this bit here

  19. Lernyd
    5 שעות לפני

    0:39 Fun fact: I'm pretty sure they actually used to sell banana-flavoured tictacs to promote the minions.

  20. Leo Jackson
    Leo Jackson
    5 שעות לפני

    Your son is ADORABLE Matpad. BE PROUD!

  21. skythetransguy
    5 שעות לפני

    hey mat pat this has been bothering me for a while and can you to a theory on "Hotel for Dogs" and how illegal it would actually be? the movie is on Netflix

  22. Liam Burlaka-Pike
    Liam Burlaka-Pike
    5 שעות לפני

    mat 3.5 the text nahhhhh 3.7

  23. Jane Doe
    Jane Doe
    6 שעות לפני

    I honestly find the minions designs really impressive. Simple, yet they stand out so much.

  24. Chloe Ogania
    Chloe Ogania
    6 שעות לפני

    The minions in Minions and the minions are not minions but, it’s minions so the minions from minions are not minions .

  25. Davi Luiz Pilé
    Davi Luiz Pilé
    6 שעות לפני

    The total of minion replicas/clones are 10170 minions 10400 -230= 10170

  26. Hazama Unlimited
    Hazama Unlimited
    6 שעות לפני

    Clickbait, only the minions that ARENT in Minions aren’t Minions. Despicable... :(

  27. Larry Hernandez
    Larry Hernandez
    7 שעות לפני

    So that henchmen job

  28. Jim Smith
    Jim Smith
    8 שעות לפני

    Creating Vaccines goes to another supervillain named Bill

  29. Blue Thunder
    Blue Thunder
    8 שעות לפני

    Love that theres always a meme at the near end of everyvideo

    8 שעות לפני

    bro if you a clone your the exact same thing of the origanal when Bacteria reproduce they do so by spliting into and only change if there is a genetic mutation but the second bacteria is still the same thing its not a robot but has the same gententics as the first bacteria. they are all the same minionhow ever this video is just a Theory a film Theory

  31. 3ft Ninja
    3ft Ninja
    8 שעות לפני

    Huminions. It's Ok guys, I hate myself too...

  32. Miker
    9 שעות לפני

    "Minions are so dumb they couldn't be girls"? What he trying to say?!?!

  33. SepticFlam64
    10 שעות לפני

    while traveling they left some minions to die :/

  34. André B
    André B
    11 שעות לפני

    What if there were just more minions to begin with? I mean we can't assume that the minions in the original movie are all that exist in the entire world.

  35. minij hooi
    minij hooi
    12 שעות לפני

    can we quickly talk about how he calls his son bean its so fricken adorable

  36. NAT_C_U_L8R
    13 שעות לפני

    The definition of the word “minion” is “a follower of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one” not “little yellow pills that speak gibberish” so when the movies call them “minions” they are only referring to them as what they do (go around and find different evil masters to follow) not as what they are, so, even if they are just artificial recreations of the originals, they are still defined as minions.

  37. Puro
    14 שעות לפני

    The minions arent minions? Thats "bananas"

    1. minij hooi
      minij hooi
      12 שעות לפני

      so minions speak a sort of simlish? im not sure i like that cross over

  38. manav dongare
    manav dongare
    15 שעות לפני

    The intro was sick

  39. Vello Uksi
    Vello Uksi
    15 שעות לפני

    but if they cannot die it is weird because it says in minions movie in the cave that if they dont find a master soon they will all perish

  40. L Eisure
    L Eisure
    16 שעות לפני

    All my homies love minion memes

  41. Leia Jiang
    Leia Jiang
    16 שעות לפני

    The only good minion is the one in megamind. So cute

  42. Sniper
    16 שעות לפני

    Then what are they, 's?

  43. Ivan Ventura
    Ivan Ventura
    17 שעות לפני

    He should’ve kicked it to w2s mom

  44. Pond Brothers
    Pond Brothers
    17 שעות לפני

    is this becoming a theme on this channel? Cars in Cars aren't Cars Donkey in Donkey isn't a Donkey Scooby Doo in Scooby Doo isn't a Scooby Doo And now this.

  45. VJCVD 2010
    VJCVD 2010
    17 שעות לפני

    Wow its not a minion I think we all knew that xd lol

  46. Lawson Langley
    Lawson Langley
    17 שעות לפני

    *visible confusion*

  47. laok
    17 שעות לפני

    there genetically modified corn mat

  48. Kinjal Govil
    Kinjal Govil
    18 שעות לפני

    MatPat: talking in a silly language. Spanish people how know that minions talk in basically spanish: HEY!!!!

  49. Flowerwas Found
    Flowerwas Found
    18 שעות לפני

    Can minions age I say the can and eventually they will die but Once they die there DNA doesn't actually die So they come twice When they die because they DNA That's What I think

  50. Nothing Really
    Nothing Really
    18 שעות לפני

    The question is is there anyone who can handle 10400 minions....

  51. Elgin Branch
    Elgin Branch
    18 שעות לפני


  52. Kanoa Kolii
    Kanoa Kolii
    18 שעות לפני

    the animation is amazing

  53. Pandora & Friends
    Pandora & Friends
    18 שעות לפני

    so minions speak a sort of simlish? im not sure i like that cross over

  54. Joonhee Ko
    Joonhee Ko
    18 שעות לפני

    New Theory: The artists were too tired to draw all 10400 in the actual Minions movie

  55. A Legit 8 - Ball
    A Legit 8 - Ball
    19 שעות לפני

    Wasn't there a theory that this was based on a German experiment where they put heavy, non removable heavy helmets on kids that looked like the minions goggles? Either I'm stupid or......

  56. Perianna Terran
    Perianna Terran
    20 שעות לפני

    Quick note: been bleh and stressed all day, but Oliver's reaction to minions made my day so much better

  57. Alexa Bolen
    Alexa Bolen
    20 שעות לפני

    I’m playing a dangerous game watching this at 9:30pm

  58. David Staffen
    David Staffen
    21 שעה לפני

    The animals in the secret life of pets don't speak any human language... just thought I'd note that.

  59. Maria Shelnutt
    Maria Shelnutt
    21 שעה לפני

    Prediction minions are in costumes and actually are monkeys because they eat bananas

  60. Vincent Tacsagon
    Vincent Tacsagon
    21 שעה לפני

    Achievement Unlocked: The Scroller

  61. Daye04
    21 שעה לפני

    MatPat. As a person who understands maths and language, I expect you to know what millennia means. It's one millennium, several millennia

  62. One U-boat Boi
    One U-boat Boi
    22 שעות לפני

    Hold on they serve the baddest bad guys... what about WWII... did they. OH GOD. OH GOD NO.

  63. ree ree
    ree ree
    22 שעות לפני

    wow can't believe i learned this important info thanks so much

  64. Among us Minecraft
    Among us Minecraft
    22 שעות לפני

    Poor Mr beast one like for happiness One surbecibe for new stuff and gasoline and desele

  65. LasairMack999
    22 שעות לפני

    “The minions in minions aren’t actually minions” well, you said that in “minions” the minions haven’t been cloned yet. So the minions in minions are minions, it’s just that most minions in despicable me aren’t minions.

  66. Alani _D
    Alani _D
    22 שעות לפני

    Whoever said Oliver isn’t cute should burn at the stake.

  67. LasairMack999
    22 שעות לפני

    They’re just better tardigrades.

  68. tumblr sexyman
    tumblr sexyman
    23 שעות לפני

    Gru was always my favorite villian. He's cool and a good father.

  69. V
    23 שעות לפני

    The real problem and what angered me the most is that in the first movie there are blueprints on the wall. It proves that Gru **engineered** the minions and they never evolved since the beginning of time like the movie says. It was just a cash grab and they threw out continuity and good storytelling to be able to make another movie.

  70. PoopPlug
    23 שעות לפני

    I wana be a minion🦧

  71. Jean Vega-Medina
    Jean Vega-Medina
    יום לפני

    The Statue of Libertybin Las Vegas. MatPat is something going on in there.

  72. SGT. Torouk
    SGT. Torouk
    יום לפני

    They are suppositories.

  73. VioletOpal
    יום לפני

    10,400. Enough to make their own dominion.

  74. Lucas Trumpower
    Lucas Trumpower
    יום לפני

    Film theory can you do next gen

  75. e
    יום לפני

    Who doesn't love minions?

  76. Suchwowitzmads
    יום לפני

    I hated the minions. I loved the movie (1) bc I liked that he was some douche that steals girl scouts and mugs the universe of the moon. It's funny ok. Especially the Shame Box at the orphanage >:)

  77. faye
    יום לפני

    Gru is basically Dr. Doofenshmirtz, he tries to be evil but is just not very good at it, and he's a great father.

  78. Purple Guy Loves Fnaf
    Purple Guy Loves Fnaf
    יום לפני

    NONE of this is true they are minions

  79. Cameron Sharkey
    Cameron Sharkey
    יום לפני

    Mat, you said that Gru was not going to be around for ever and that the minions where inevitably going to move on to a new master. What if that wasn't the case, as you said yourself that Gru (or at least someone he knew) would have vast knowledge in genetic science to be able to duplicate/clone the original minions. what if with his knowledge he was able to tap into the genetics that was able to make minions "Immortal" and has been able to infuse himself with that ability, or has this "elixir" tucked away as a just in case, afraid to use it at this time as he hasn't been able to test his "Theory" out... Or in a dark way he has been able to test it and that some minions are indeed humans turned into minions while he experimented on them trying to create an immortality elixir

  80. Austin Bowling
    Austin Bowling
    יום לפני

    Congrats you solve world end for now...

  81. Hunter Hatake
    Hunter Hatake
    יום לפני

    So basically ... they're Minions. 🤦‍♂️

  82. YOMAX 97
    YOMAX 97
    יום לפני

    Don't ruin it 😂

  83. YOMAX 97
    YOMAX 97
    יום לפני

    Don't ruin it 😂

  84. Bob Seinfelt
    Bob Seinfelt
    יום לפני

    ''The adorable little tic tac creatures'' YES, ADORABLE AND SO NOT ANNOYING AND DUMB YES.

  85. Young Money Child Support
    Young Money Child Support
    יום לפני

    Since when does Mat have a child

  86. oWcHi アーティスト
    oWcHi アーティスト
    יום לפני

    My god, Ollie is adorable!

  87. Haruki Kibe
    Haruki Kibe
    יום לפני

    So 230 minions are real and 10,170 minions are fake or a clone

  88. bofooit gojo
    bofooit gojo
    יום לפני

    Can't wait for an episode about Looney Tunes. I'm sure Mat Pat could think of something to ruin the last bit of childhood I have left

  89. Large Boy
    Large Boy
    יום לפני

    matpat do you actually call your child bean

  90. Fish Paul
    Fish Paul
    יום לפני

    Caption be like: ????????

  91. MattyGeneric
    יום לפני

    But didn't the minions found Gru when he was young?. And even they are centuries old because they have been with some bad guys before him through time...🤔. Edit: Ignore, Forget it. I caught it now. He cloned the originals👍🏻☣. 👁👅👁

    1. bofooit gojo
      bofooit gojo
      יום לפני

      The SCP Foundation will take care of them

  92. Isac Gamer99
    Isac Gamer99
    יום לפני

    I Will never watch the minions

  93. GAM1NG D3V1L
    GAM1NG D3V1L
    יום לפני

    I have little theory with no evidence but it makes sense in my head what if they increase their population through mitosis? Just a thought

  94. Dani
    יום לפני

    I'm currently watching an ad but im gonna assume mat pat's gonna say that the Minions are the traped souls of dead children and Grew some how semi brought them back to life. (edit): So im kinda right wow.

  95. Diana Zloteanu
    Diana Zloteanu
    יום לפני

    minion cells reproduce on them, and evolve into future minions

  96. Rian Antony
    Rian Antony
    יום לפני

    Imagine some random evil dude does a body horror on ya and turns your brain into a peanut and now you're a meme couldn't be me

  97. 1ts2EZ
    יום לפני

    You could’ve said “it shows them being cloned in a short film” and ended it there

  98. Moore Cooking
    Moore Cooking
    יום לפני


  99. simongoldshark
    יום לפני

    honestly great theory that might honestly be true i mean its not like illumination was going to explain it to kids but this sounds kind of intentional

  100. pheonix 816
    pheonix 816
    יום לפני

    There infected quicker then the halo flood xD toy go quicker