Despicable Me follows the story of Gru, a supervillain who is determined to become the greatest villain in the world. Gru hatches a plan to steal the moon, but his efforts are constantly thwarted by a rival villain named Vector. In order to outsmart Vector, Gru adopts three orphan girls named Margo, Edith, and Agnes, with the intention of using them to infiltrate Vector's lair. However, as Gru spends time with the girls, he begins to develop a newfound love and care for them. Along the way, Gru also encounters the quirky Minions, his loyal yellow helpers. As the story unfolds, Gru's priorities and goals start to shift, leading to unexpected twists and turns in his journey to find happiness and redemption.