Not to be confused with Dr. Nefarious.
Dr. Nefario (AKA Albert Nefario) is the tritagonist of the Despicable Me franchise. He's a not-so evil scientist and Gru's closest friend and assistant. He's voiced by Russell Brand.
- His friendship with Gru is heartwarming and enjoyable.
- Living up to his name, he's a brilliant inventor.
- Despite enjoying to be a villain, he stopped being one for the good of his family.
- Though he did act a bit mean towards the girls at first.
- Speaking of the girls, he showed some care for Edith by warning her she would explode if she drank some formula, even before he and Gru gave up on villainy.
- "Here's your Disco Robots!"
- Much like the Minions, he's a great comic relief.
- He can get creepy and sinister when he's angry.
- The moment where he decided to rejoin evil in Despicable Me 2.
- He's completely absent through the entirety of Despicable Me 3, due to freezing himself in carbonite.