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Do you have any idea of the capital that this bank has invested in you, Gru? With far too few of your sinister plots actually turning a profit. How can I put it, let's say this apple is you. If we don't start getting our money back... [crushes the apple] ... Get the picture?
~ Mr. Perkins threatening Gru by crushing an apple.
Oh, is that right? Back at your place? Oh, that's cool. I guess Gru must just have one that looks EXACTLY LIKE IT!
~ Mr. Perkins berating at Victor after the latter let Gru escape with the shrink ray.

Mr. Perkins is the overarching antagonist of Illumination's 1st feature film Despicable Me.

He is the father of Vector and the President of the Bank of Evil, where he supplies loans to villains on their schemes, including his son. He is at first an ally of Felonious Gru, but turns on him due to his constant inefficacy.

He was voiced by Will Arnett, who also played Lone Gunslinger in Ice Age: The Meltdown, Vlad Vladikoff in Horton Hears a Who!, Slade in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and Sweet Pete in Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers.

Biography

Despicable Me

Mr. Perkins first appears in his office when Felonious Gru (the protagonist of the film) arrives to apply for a new loan to support his next plan to steal the Moon by shrinking it and giving it to the Bank. Mr. Perkins is impressed by the plan, but states that he will provide the money only if Gru can obtain a shrink ray first. He also warns Gru that the latter will be facing severe consequences if he does not pay back for the previous loans he used for his past schemes; and to prove his point, he crushes an apple with his fist, much to Gru's shock.

However, in secret, Mr. Perkins believes that because his son Vector is now the world's #1 villain after capturing the Great Pyramid of Giza, Gru is incapable of capturing the moon. Even when Gru successfully shows his plan to steal the moon by revealing that he has stolen a shrink ray from an East Asian facility, Mr. Perkins does not tag along and instead closes Gru's accounts, as he still believes that Vector should be the one to get the job done. After calling in Vector to his office, Mr. Perkins tells him about Gru's possession of the shrink ray and encourages him to take action so that they can claim the moon for themselves.

Mr. Perkins sends Vector to steal the moon. it is unknown what happened to Mr. Perkins after Vector was defeated by being stranded on the moon's surface afterwards, but it can be assumed that he is still running the Bank of Evil.

Minions

Mr. Perkins is seen briefly in the crowd during the 1968 Villain Con watching Scarlet Overkill.

Personality

Mr. Perkins is an overly pudgy, morose, argumentative, and self-serving man. He is additionally egomaniacal and vain to the core. Early on he showed contempt for Gru and stated that he preferred to use younger villains, such as his son. He also compared Gru to an apple and crushed two apples when speaking to him on different occasions. Mr. Perkins is also shown to be extremely angry and vituperative with his son for losing the Shrink Ray, but it is shown that he does care for his son because of a picture of himself giving a young Vector a piggyback ride.

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Despicable Me: Felonious Gru | Minions | Dr. Nefario | Victor 'Vector' Perkins | Mr. Perkins
Despicable Me 2: El Macho Perez | El Pollito | Evil Minions
Minions: Scarlet Overkill | Herb Overkill | Villain Con Villains (Mr. Perkins, Nelson Family & Walter and Madge Nelson)
Despicable Me 3: Dru Gru | Balthazar Bratt | Clive

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