We are the Anti-Villain League, deticated to fighting crime on a global scale. I am the league's director, Silas Ramsbottom.
~ Ramsbottom's intro
That's not a monster! That's a man in a suit!
~ Silas Ramsbottom about Balthazar Bratt.

Silas Ramsbottom is a major character in Despicable Me 2 and a supporting character in Despicable Me 3.

He is the head of the Anti-Villain League who becomes an ally to Gru and Lucy Wilde. He assigns them on their mission to defeat the evil El Macho, and eventually the infamous Balthazar Bratt.

He is voiced by Steve Coogan.

Biography

Unable to identify the thief of the PX-41 serum, Silas Ramsbottom orders Agent Lucy Wilde to bring Gru in.

When Lucy Wilde brings Gru, Tom and Stuart to the Anti-Villain League headquarters, Silas Ramsbottom introduces Gru to the organization. He introduces himself, which causes the two Minions to burst with laughter due to his name Ramsbottom, which resembles "bottom". He orders Lucy Wilde to explain to Gru what happened and a video about the PX-41. Gru does not accept the job.

Silas Ramsbottom later has a discussion with Gru and Lucy in the AVL headquarters. Gru, during this meeting, because of Margo falling in love with Antonio, adamantly insists to Ramsbottom that the one who stole the serum is El Macho. Silas – confused – points out in frustration that the claim is baseless without any evidence. Lucy intervenes and tells Ramsbottom the duo found the sign the PX-41 serum in the wall of Floyd Eaglesan's store. Gru leaves flustered and Ramsbottom remains annoyed by the entire meeting.

Personality

Even with his condescending nature towards Gru, Silas never showed any actual antagonism towards Lucy and didn't underestimate her skills, implying that while he may have a disliking to Gru, he's reasonably respectful to his spies.

Trivia

  • His personality is reminiscent of M in the James Bond films.
  • Silas's name comes from a town in England.
  • Gru's Minions laugh at Silas's last name since it has the word "bottom" in it. Gru himself even says "Good day, Mr. Sheepsbutt!" to him before leaving, stimulating more laughter from the Minions. It's likely he called him that on purpose.

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