Gru: A villain in transformation?
- Felonious Gru has completely transformed from supervillain to a softie
- Gru's Minions no longer have to bear his cruelty
- The supervillain's three daughters are the secret behind the great transformation of Gru
Felonius Gru, popularly termed as Gru, is one of the main protagonists of the film Despicable Me. Well, we know him only as a villain in the story of Minions but he has a long lineage. Gru has been represented as a tall bald man with blue eyes, a long nose. This great man was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico along with his twin brother Dru. He was separated from his brother from childhood and stayed along with his mother.
The man has a bold appearance and a powerful physique and always dresses in a gray sweater underneath a black collared coat. Seeing his appearance people will be able to judge his characteristics and traits. Unlike minions who speak in a gibberish language, his words had a different accent. He always used to say “lightbulb” as soon as an idea came to his mind.
Though he bears a well-dressed appearance at the same time, he is a very stone-hearted man. He has a sheer dislike of children as he used to get easily irritated by Agnes, Edith and Margo. He was quite self centered by nature because he only adopted girls so that he could get the Shrink Ray weapon. As a child he always dreamt of going to the moon and Shrink Ray was his only weapon which he intended to use so that he could steal the moon.
Initially Gru was very sadistic and dubious in nature. He used to engage with his Freeze Ray which was his signature weapon. He used to enjoy freezing people out of nowhere. But his relationship with his allies was very warm . He treated Dr. Nefario and minions quite well. He used to call each of the minions by their names. He had kept a strong standpoint of not giving a raise to the minions. He was cruel in nature and was not never seen associated with positive things.
But with progression of time Gru’s character shade also had been seen transforming. He started enjoying the time spent with his daughters. He started genuinely loving them, keeping aside the dreams of stealing the moon. He was seen clearly upset when his daughters went back to the orphanage. He slowly went away from all such negativities that he used to do with people. A great character transformation took place.
With time and towards the end of the film this supervillain transformed into a softie. He became cute, soft hearted by nature and evolved more as a gentler, sweeter and friendlier person. The three adopted girls were the backbone behind such a huge transformation.