Dr. Nefario
Vital statistics
Title Joseph Albert Nefario (full name), Dr. Nefario
Gender Male
Film Despicable Me (2010), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015)
Status Alive
Hair Color Gray (formerly Brown)
Eye Color Unknown
Friends Felonius Gru, Marlena Gru, Margo Gru, Edith Gru, Agnes Gru, Lucy Wilde, The Minions, Kyle (pet)
Enemies Vector, El Macho
Joseph Albert Nefario, most commonly referred to as Dr. Nefario, is Gru's gadgeteer residing in his underground lair and laboratories. He builds and designs most of Gru's machines. Gru and Dr. Nefario seem to have been trying to shock the world with "The True Crime of the Century" for several years. Although, Nefario has doubts about Gru's plans due to lack of funds, and his new found love for his adopted daughters, he still considers him to be "one of the greats" in the supervillain world. Dr. Nefario also has terrible hearing, mistaking Gru's orders for "dart gun" and "cookie robots" as "fart gun" and "boogie robots", respectively. He is one of the tritagonists in Despicable Me and a former supporting antagonist in Despicable Me 2.


Dr. Nefario dresses like a stereotypical mad scientist. He is generally elderly, mildly overweight, and is apparently hard of hearing, which frequently gives him trouble with initial consonants. He is always seen with his labcoat, gloves, and trademark goggles, and he wears either pants or pajama bottoms with a plaid pattern. His hair, what little there is of it, is longish and faintly unruly.

In Minions, it is seen that he wore glasses in his youth, a yellow shirt underneath his labcoat, and black trousers.

Personality Edit

Dr. Nefario is Gru's closest and most loyal friend who always comes to his rescue. He has a very high respect for Gru and even believes he is the greatest villain in the world, but he often doubts his abilities and motives. He is also quite eccentric with rather bad hearing due to his age, but although he seemed a little odd at times, he did not seem to be going senile.

Dr. Nefario doesn't like to be unproductive, as he has constantly been seen working on projects to aid in Gru's crimes, and even decides to work for someone else after Gru renounces his former life of villainy.

His accent suggests a British family lineage. Nefario seems to enjoy disco dancing and is even briefly shown doing so alongside Marlena Gru, and in the Boogie Robot scene.

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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock IIIEdit

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