Minions are the numerous, fictional creatures that appear in the Despicable Me franchise, which began with the eponymous 2010 film. They are small, yellow, comical henchmen who wear overalls and goggles and have one or two eyes. The Minions mostly speak their own creole-like language called "Minionese", which is partly derived from French, English, Italian, Spanish and Hindi language. Although seemingly nonsensical, the English-sounding words are dubbed for every country, in order to make them recognizable. It is shown in Minions that they have existed since the beginning of life on Earth, and desire above all else to serve the most terrible of villains. In the short film "Banana", the Minions are revealed to have an uncontrollable craving for fruits, especially bananas.
The principal minions are Kevin, Bob and Stuart, the heroes in Minions. Bob always carries his teddy bear with him and befriends small animals. Mentioned in the films and other media are Dave, Stuart, Kevin, Jerry, Carl, Phil, Paul, Jorge, Tim, Donny, Mark, Lance, Mike, Ken, Tom, John, Steve, Norbert, Bob, Tony, Chris and Eric.
Minions have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who exist only to serve history's most despicable masters.