Like the pygmies of old human legends, minions are puny creatures, both physically and mentally, belonging to one of the most ancient and numerous races in the Tower. Their aspect vaguely resembles that of an edgy teen, since their stature rarely tops a metre and they love to wear hoodies and sneakers. It is said that this behaviour mimics that of magpies: everything that has been deemed cool by anyone, anywhere, becomes instantly an obsession for any minion who gets the news.
This is the reason why, some anthropologists believe, minions are easily swayed by anyone into serving for any cause, be it a grand liberation struggle or the theft of churros; thus people in the Tower never fully trust minions, who switch from being your best ally to being your worst enemy in a matter of seconds. The general rule is “He who feed the minion, controls him”.