History Characters / Shrek

21st Jun '17 11:55:50 PM creader
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Characters/ShrekMainCharacters Main Characters]]
* [[Characters/ShrekAllies Allies]]
* [[Characters/ShrekAntagonists Antagonists]]

to:

* [[Characters/ShrekMainCharacters Main Characters]]
Characters]]: [[labelnote:Click to expand.]]Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Puss in Boots[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/ShrekAllies Allies]]
Allies]]: [[labelnote:Click to expand.]]Gingy, Pinocchio, Dragon, The Dronkeys, Big Bad Wolf, Harold, Lillian, Artie, Merlin, Kitty Softpaws, Humpty Alexander Dumpty / Humpty Dumpty, The Three Diablos, Anthrax, and Little Red Riding Hood[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/ShrekAntagonists Antagonists]]Antagonists]]: [[labelnote:Click to expand.]]Lord Farquaad, Monsieur Hood, Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming, Rumpelstiltskin, Fifi, Lancelot, Evil Stepsisters, The Pied Piper, and Jack and Jill[[/labelnote]]





21st Jun '17 8:56:17 AM BatmanKalEl
Is there an issue? Send a Message
21st Jun '17 8:55:29 AM BatmanKalEl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Characters/ShrekAntagonists Antagonists]]



!!Antagonists

[[folder:Lord Farquaad]]
[[quoteright:129:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_thing.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Lithgow

Lord Farquaad is the comically short, ruthless ruler of the huge castle of Duloc and the BigBad of the first film.
----
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Everyone attending his wedding laughs and cheers when Dragon [[spoiler:smashes through the window and eats him alive.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BigBad: In the first ''Shrek''.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Subverted at the same time]].[[/note]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Inflicts it on Gingy.
* CompensatingForSomething: Shrek suspects this when he sees his huge castle.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Farquaad gets what he deserves at the wedding and gets eaten by Dragon. Dragon burps out his crown a few seconds later]].
* {{Egopolis}}: Duloc is one for him.
* EvilOverlord: Though comparatively minor (ha!) compared to the next three.
* {{Expy}}: Though not specifically stated, he bears a strong resemblance to former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Katzenberg's former boss who passed him over for a job as president of the Walt Disney company, leading to Katzenberg's resignation and the formation of Dreamworks.
* FantasticRacism: He hates all fairy tale creatures, including human ones such as witches. For him, the perfect world is only with ordinary humans.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he tortures Gingy and such.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Think hard about what his name sounds like.
** Him ''getting a boner'' while lying in bed with the Mirror showing him Fiona on endless loop.
* GloriousLeader: Pretends to care about his subjects when in reality he only wants the princess so he can be a king.
* GoldDigger: He only wanted Fiona's title.
* HeightAngst: Is much shorter than other characters in his realm, for which he takes ridiculous measures to compensate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Doesn't like being told he isn't a king.
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:Dragon devours him after he orders Shrek and Fiona to be imprisoned.]]
* LargeHam: It more than compensates!
* MisterBig: About three feet tall and the evil head of a racist kingdom.
* TheNapoleon: Farquaad is so short that some posters have Fiona tower over him even when she's sitting and he's standing.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName:
--> I'm not the monster here, ''you'' are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash poisoning my perfect world."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Quite by accident he screws up the plans of all three other villains from the other films.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Believed to be a parody of Michael Eisner, due to Dreamworks founder Jeffrey Katzenberger's well-known disgust for the former Disney CEO.
* NonActionBigBad: The most violent thing he does in the movie is [[spoiler:grab Fiona and hold a knife to her towards the end, which leads directly to his death.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Despises fairy tale creatures and has them all deported to Shrek's swamp.
* SmugSnake: Obviously.
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** If he hadn't decided to pursue Princess Fiona and sent Shrek after her, the Fairy Godmother's deal would have gone through without a hitch.
** Hell, he manages to be this to all THREE of the other movies' villains: he screwed up Prince Charming the same way he did the Fairy Godmother, and Rumpelstiltskin was about to successfully convince Fiona's parents to sign a contract to save her and get their kingdom, but they then get the news that Shrek had rescued Fiona.
* TeenyWeenie: It's a RunningGag that Donkey and Shrek think he has this, but it's kept subtle.
-->'''Shrek''': ''(Seeing Lord Farquaad's large castle)'' Do you think he's [[CompensatingForSomething compensating for something?]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy to Fiona's huge girl, before she marries Shrek.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It's a "utopia" only for him, though.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when [[spoiler:Shrek storms his wedding and Fiona reveals her nature as an ogress.]] He orders his knights to seize them both and starts shouting for order and ranting about how he's king.
* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona... until he discovers her secret.
* XanatosSpeedChess: His initial plan is to name the knight who can kill Shrek his champion and send him to go and save Fiona. When Shrek beats them all, he simply declares Shrek the champion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Monsieur Hood]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38352.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/VincentCassel

"Monsieur Robin Hood" is a French-accented version of Robin Hood who appears in the first Shrek film. Believing Shrek to be kidnapping Princess Fiona, he tries to save her with the aid of his Merry Men. They are defeated by Princess Fiona, who uses her kung-fu skills. Robin is portrayed as more of a misunderstanding nuisance than a threatening villain, as he genuinely believes that Shrek was going to harm Fiona. He and the Merry Men attend Shrek and Fiona's wedding proving that there was no malice.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Was about to kill Shrek for no good reason.
* CasanovaWannabe: He swoops down and gets Fiona to a tree during the song called, "Hey, Princess."
* ChivalrousPervert: Subverted. "I like a little spice on a saucy little maid".
* FrenchJerk: Not only is he more of a jerk in this adaptation, he also appears to be of French descent.
* HeelFaceTurn: {{Implied}}. Monsieur Hood appears at Shrek and Fiona's party, meaning he now sees Shrek as a good person. He seriously thought Fiona was in danger but he later realizes he was wrong.
* NiceHat: His trademark green hat.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fairy Godmother]]
[[quoteright:274:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fairy_godmother_shrek.gif]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Jennifer Saunders
->''"Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away..."''

The Fairy Godmother is a scheming, conniving opportunist, loosely based on the fairy-tale Cinderella's "Fairy Godmother". She seeks to get the best for herself and her son Prince Charming, rather than others. She often resorts to blackmail and trickery through magic to get her way. She acts as the BigBad of ''Shrek 2''.
----
* AdaptationalHeroism: When ''Shrek 2'' was new, there was an online flash game on the official website that had her as a good guy. Your goal was to find all of the ingredients for the potion to turn Donkey into a horse.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Usually when you think ''"Fairy Godmother"'', the image is that she's a kind and loving being, who doesn't judge anyone based on appearance. However, ''this'' Fairy Godmother is the opposite of that traditional outlook in every way.
* ArrangedMarriage:
** She and King Harold arranged this for Fiona and Charming in exchange for undoing the ogre transformation.
** Implied to have done the same with Harold and Lillian.
* BadBoss: She is shown to be downright abusive towards her employees.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: A firm believer of this. She believes only beautiful people can get happy endings, whereas ugly people don't even deserve to get happy endings.
* {{Blackmail}}: How she keeps Harold under her thumb. [[spoiler: Until the ending that is...]]
* BigBad: Of the second movie.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Comes off as sweet and kind but is really quite nasty.
* CardCarryingVillain: She's not ashamed to admit to the king that she uses tricks up her sleeve to manipulate people's feelings and make them fall in love, as she plans to do with Prince Charming and Fiona.
* TheChessmaster
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted only to be played straight later on: When she first appears to Harold, she implies that she is going to torture him when shouting at him for Fiona marrying Shrek. However, it immediately shows that the thing she was gonna do that she didn't want to if he didn't tell her was breaking her diet (apparently, she overindulges on junk food when irritated). Played straight, however, when she threatens Harold with what is heavily implied to be turning him back into a frog if he didn't spike Fiona's tea with a love potion.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: She's conniving businesswoman who is only out to use others to benefit herself and her son Prince Charming.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The only one the Fairy Godmother loves truly is her son, whom she dotes on, and wants to make king by marrying him to Fiona. At the same time though, she wants power for herself and uses her son as a way to get it.
%% * EvilBrit
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilOldFolks: In the video game.
* EvilSorceror: She has access to powerful magic.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"]]
* FantasticRacism: An interesting example, her prejudice seems to be against people's level of physical attractiveness--sort of an extreme form of BeautyEqualsGoodness. In her eyes, only beautiful people (or people who have been ''made'' beautiful) get happy endings. If they're ugly, then not only do they not ''get'' happy endings--but in her eyes, they don't even ''deserve'' happy endings.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She pretends to gently and kindly convince Shrek to "stop living in a fairytale," but once she's seen for what she really is, she's ruthless, vengeful, evil, cruel, selfish and will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in her way.
* GenreBlind: For some insane reason she thought it was a good idea to sing an [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic hero]] [[ThemeMusicPowerup ballad]] in the climax of the final act.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:She takes her defeat in the video game version somewhat well ("Oh well, I guess a Fairy Godmother can't win everything."]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:She gets hit by her own magic, which turns her into bubbles, sparkles.. and most tellingly... a shower of tears]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The Fairy Godmother isn't like her classic benevolent counterpart who uses her magic for the right reasons.
%%* KarmicDeath: See above.
* LightIsNotGood: Despite her name, she's evil.
* ManipulativeBitch: She uses any and every underhanded trick, some that make her appear more benevolent and kinder than she really is.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:She got one of her spells reflected back at her and just...turns into bubbles, sparkles and rather fittingly... a small shower of tears.]]
* NeverMyFault: She threw a fit when Harold said Charming was too late to rescue Fiona from the tower.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "Ogres don't get happy endings!"
** Also, her characterization of the cross-dressing Big Bad Wolf as "gender-confused."
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: She has no qualms about resorting to trickery and extortion to get what she wants, in this case, the crown of Far Far Away. When Fiona didn't fall in love with Charming on her own, she decided to drug her with a potion so that she would marry Charming.
* SmugSnake: Though arguably the most competent one in the series.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Until the climax,]] no one is aware of the Fairy Godmother's real personality.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Though it's short-lived, her final act to try and blast Fiona and Shrek shows all pretense of goodness and loving are off the table, even with the entire kingdom watching.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A ''villainous'' example in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' [[spoiler:and also a posthumous one]].
--> ''"Don't Stop Believing! Mommy's little Angel"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Prince Charming]]
[[quoteright:329:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prince_charming_shrek_the_third.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Rupert Everett
->''"Tell me where he is, Mother! I will wrench his head from his shoulders - I will smite him where he stands - [[LargeHam HE WILL RUE THE VERY DAY HE STOLE MY KINGDOM AWAY FROM ME]]!"''

Prince Charming is the son of the Fairy Godmother. He is very handsome, and was supposed to rescue Princess Fiona from her dragon-guarded tower. He starts off as the secondary anatgonist in ''Shrek 2'' and becomes the BigBad of ''Shrek the Third''.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: This version isn't really very "charming" at all.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Being voiced by the openly gay Rupert Everett doesn't help. There is a huge ParentalBonus in the scene where he talks to his mother about his reluctance to marry Fiona -- apparently, he is not interested in women at all...[[note]]He has, however, shown revulsion towards the wolf when he sees him in what is supposed to be Fiona's bed, and it is also implied that he has some reciprocation of romantic feelings for Rapunzel. It's also possible he's bisexual though.[[/note]]
* BigBad: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away becomes a WretchedHive under his rulership.
* CampStraight: Although there has been speculation...
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: He has a terrible habit of doing this. He's actually rather competent at both scheming and fighting, but almost always ends up stepping in only after he's already lost.
* DisappearedDad: His father is unnamed, never mentioned, and is most likely dead (he was probably a normal human like his son).
* TheDragon: In ''Shrek 2''.
* DragonAscendant: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Does very little to aid the Fairy Godmother during the climax except to throw her her wand, which almost immediately backfires for her.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It is shown he genuinely loves his mother and he [[spoiler:mourns her death in ''Shrek the Third''.]]
%%* EvilBrit
* EvilOverlord: Briefly becomes one in Shrek the Third when he conquers Far Far Away.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Momma?"]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: After his mother's defeat in the second film, he's reduced to being a stage actor who is but a shell of his former self. He is considered a laughingstock, even by ''other villains''. Later on, he's forced to partake into obvious villainy, and appeals to the villains' deepest desire for a happily ever after, and becomes a serious threat after taking over Far Far Away.
* GoKartingWithBowser: He participates in the Far Far Away Idol in a DVD extra for ''Shrek 2'', his animosity with Shrek and Fiona apparently forgotten or he just wanted an opportunity to be a big shot.
* HairFlip: Constantly ("...with soft and bouncy haaaaaairrr!").
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is a fairy, and his father is ''presumably'' human given his appearance.
* IronicNickname: He's called Prince Charming, but he's far from it. This is most likely intentional.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although he is intended to look very handsome and is in prince clothing, he is really a snobby, evil, power-hungry, psychopathic, and narcissistic villain.
* LargeHam: Rupert Everett, 'nuff said.
* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except for Charming himself, pull a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "PrinceCharming" may not be his true name, and it belies who he really is, but it's the only name he's gone by for as long as he can remember.
* PrettyBoy: Easily the prettiest male character in the series. Most likely {{invoked|Trope}}.
* PrinceCharmless: He doesn't ''look'' it, but that's his personality is quite the opposite of what his name suggests.
* PsychopathicManchild: Implied in ''Shrek 2'' when he wanted the fantasy equivalent of a Happy Meal, which comes with a toy battle axe. Explored further in ''Shrek the Third''.
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the big pep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming who decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].
%%* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake: In both his movies.
* SpearCounterpart: He's essentially Fiona prior to her CharacterDevelopment -- stuck up, rude, and determined to achieve the typical fairy tale happy ending.
%%* [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter The Ugly Woman's Hot Son]]
* VillainSong: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is not mentioned at all in ''Shrek Forever After'', even though Fairy Godmother had originally arranged for him to save Fiona instead of Shrek, and the movie takes place primarily in a timeline where Shrek didn't save Fiona. It is simply said that no one came to save her at all. It's possible though that like all the other knights, he was killed by Dragon.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Shrek The Third'' he actually tries to ''slash'' Arthur, a helpless kid.
** He also has Donkey and Dragon's babies locked up in a zoo to be ridiculed as freaks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rumpelstiltskin]]
[[quoteright:177:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rumpelstiltskin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Walt Dohrn
->''"Just sign it, and all your problems will disappear."''

Rumpelstiltskin is a short man who makes magical deals (complete with contracts). He is the BigBad of ''Shrek Forever After''.
----
* AmbiguouslyGay: Whereas Charming is just flat-out effeminate, Rumple has extremely flamboyant mannerisms and is obsessed with wigs.
* AxCrazy: The scene with an actual axe is mere icing on the cake.
* BadBoss: Toward the witches.
* BigBad: Far more convincingly than the other, halfway-sympathetic and part-ineffectual villains.
* ABoyAndHisX: He has a giant pet goose named Fifi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His aforementioned obsession with wigs doesn't make him anything less dangerous and effective.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away is a decaying ruin under his rule, with the city itself falling to pieces while he lives a life of extravagance in his palace.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek at this.
* DealWithTheDevil: His job description.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: In the AlternateReality, the Far Far Away he rules is derelict and rotting, while he uses the ogre population and Shrek's pals for slave labor.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Most notably the scene with the glass of water...
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:He reacts with horror when his goose Fifi disappears in the alternate timeline, and again when she's blown up by Fiona in the present timeline.]]
* EvilOverlord: Achieves his goals more than Farquaad could ever have hoped.
* EvilRedhead: Rumple ''is'' actually a redhead, but his "angry wig" symbolizes this trope.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Initially seems to be AffablyEvil... until things fail to go his way.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He didn't care that Shrek's actions helped bring peace to Far Far Away, only that the ogre had ruined his business.
* JackassGenie: While not a genie, the fact that he grants wishes with frequent amounts of LoopholeAbuse in his favor is his M.O.
* LargeHam: Possibly the biggest in the series.
* ManipulativeBastard: His essential function when he's not being a SmugSnake.
* MoralityPet: His goose for him.
* NapoleonComplex: A complex because unlike Farquaad, he's insane.
* SmugSnake: While taking a break from manipulation. This proves to be a mistake.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He looks ''much'' different from his appearance in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fifi]]
[[quoteright:244:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fifi.png]]
--> '''Voiced by:''' Frank Welker

Fifi is Rumpelstiltskin's pet goose. She is also his bodyguard and carriage puller.
----
* CoolPet: A magical goose.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Rumpelstiltskin calls Fifi ''her'' and Fifi doesn't get annoyed by this, meaning he couldn't have been mistaken.
* FluffyTheTerrible: In the alternate universe she's a giant, ferocious goose.
* JerkAss: Fifi has a cranky and bitter character.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Rumpelstiltskin.
* LackOfEmpathy: She doesn't care about Rumpelstiltskin. She is even out of ''sight'' when he is captured.
* PerpetualFrowner: She is never seen smiling. Even when Rumpelstiltskin is throwing a party and when she's being groomed by the Three Little Pigs her expression remains the same.
* ToothyBird: Has prominent sharp teeth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancelot]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_53620.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Krasinski

Sir Lancelot is one of Arthur's classmates in high school. He's very handsome and muscular.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. He is more a {{Jerkass}} toward [[KingArthur Artie]].
* TheBully: An archetype example; he's a bully to the CoolLoser (Arthur).
* JerkJock: A very typical jock-bully archetype, we see him picking on the unfortunate Frollo's Horse during his brief appearance in the third Shrek film, laughing when Frollo's Horse rides on Ms. Hamrack.
* PopularIsDumb: Not quite in the brains department.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's a bully towards Arthur.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Evil Stepsisters]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Larry King (Dorris), Regis Philbin (Mabel)

Cinderella's evil (until their HeelFaceTurn), ugly stepsisters.
----
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Dorris has strong feelings for Prince Charming. Unfortunately, Charming isn't too thrilled about her pursuit.
* {{Gonk}}: Both of them are unusually ugly women, with some doubting their gender.
* HeelFaceTurn: One of the stepsisters. Though it's arguable whether or not she was evil to begin with. Just ugly.
* ShesGotLegs: This is one of the ways Dorris distracts the guards in ''Shrek the Third''. She was concealed behind a wall, and it could've been any of the princesses.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dorris has two rs in her name, instead of one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Pied Piper]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pied_piper.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

The Pied Piper appears briefly in the first film, among the fairy tale creatures exiled in Shrek's swamp, where he rallies many rats with his enchanted flute.

In Shrek Forever After, he is hired by Rumpelstiltskin to capture the ogres by forcing them to dance and follow him with his enchanted flute. He can handle different species (rats, ogres, witches...) or even objects (Rumpelstiltskin's socks) by setting the "target" dial of his flute. He never speaks and only using his flute to communicate. The Piper has no voice, but the flute performance was done by Jeremy Steig (original author William Steig's son).
----
* BountyHunter: His profession in the alternate timeline
* DarkIsEvil: His costume in ''Forever After.''
* TheDragon: Serves as one to Rumpelstiltskin.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He made a brief cameo in the first Shrek, and had his appearance redesigned for Forever After.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: He wears white in the main (good) timeline.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: He only communicates by playing his flute, though Stiltskin can understand him, supposedly.
* MagicMusic: His signature flute, forcing any creature he has it set to dance.
* MagicalFlutist: So magical that he can control anyone.
* NiceHat: One with a stylish red feather in it.
* PsychoForHire: In the alternate timeline.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jack and Jill]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/276476_235320839822695_4088121_n.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Bob Thornton (Jack), Amy Sedaris (Jill)

Jack and Jill are a married, outlaw couple in the film ''Puss in Boots''.
----
* BattleCouple: An evil version, but they are ''very'' effective at fighting.
* BeardOfEvil: Jack has one.
* BeautyMark: Jill has one on the lower left side of her cheek.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: The true villains of Puss in Boots, since Humpty Dumpty was more of a sympathetic villain and was on Puss' side again rather quickly.]]
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: For Humpty, although they were planning to betray him from the start.]]
* TheDeepSouth: Both have southern accents.
* DragonInChief: [[spoiler: They are far more dangerous than Humpty and eventually betray him becoming the true villains of the film.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They do seem to genuinely love each other and treat their pigs like their own children.
* {{Gonk}}: Both are quite ugly.
* {{Jerkass}}es: Mean, greedy, and ugly, Jack and Jill are two nasty outlaws united in a life of crime.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: {{Zig Zagged}}. They are both brutish and violent. However, Jack seems to have a more sensitive side (i.e. he brings up the idea of them having a baby.)
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: {{Inverted}}. Throughout the film, Jack suggests to Jill that they settle down and raise a child together, such as his favorite piglet Hamhock. Jill, however, is completely against the idea, preferring the criminal life instead.
* NiceHat: Jack wears a tall, grey one.
* OutlawCouple: They rob, terrorize, and murder together.
* PetTheDog: They also love and treat their pet pigs like their own kids.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: They turn on Humpty despite helping his plan. Subverted in that Humpty was on Puss' side again by this point.]]
* TrampledUnderfoot: [[spoiler:Both are crushed by the Great Terror during the climax.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: Despite being an {{outlaw couple}}, Jack and Jill have a genuinely loving marriage.
[[/folder]]

to:

!!Antagonists

[[folder:Lord Farquaad]]
[[quoteright:129:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_thing.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Lithgow

Lord Farquaad is the comically short, ruthless ruler of the huge castle of Duloc and the BigBad of the first film.
----
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Everyone attending his wedding laughs and cheers when Dragon [[spoiler:smashes through the window and eats him alive.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BigBad: In the first ''Shrek''.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Subverted at the same time]].[[/note]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Inflicts it on Gingy.
* CompensatingForSomething: Shrek suspects this when he sees his huge castle.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Farquaad gets what he deserves at the wedding and gets eaten by Dragon. Dragon burps out his crown a few seconds later]].
* {{Egopolis}}: Duloc is one for him.
* EvilOverlord: Though comparatively minor (ha!) compared to the next three.
* {{Expy}}: Though not specifically stated, he bears a strong resemblance to former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Katzenberg's former boss who passed him over for a job as president of the Walt Disney company, leading to Katzenberg's resignation and the formation of Dreamworks.
* FantasticRacism: He hates all fairy tale creatures, including human ones such as witches. For him, the perfect world is only with ordinary humans.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he tortures Gingy and such.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Think hard about what his name sounds like.
** Him ''getting a boner'' while lying in bed with the Mirror showing him Fiona on endless loop.
* GloriousLeader: Pretends to care about his subjects when in reality he only wants the princess so he can be a king.
* GoldDigger: He only wanted Fiona's title.
* HeightAngst: Is much shorter than other characters in his realm, for which he takes ridiculous measures to compensate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Doesn't like being told he isn't a king.
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:Dragon devours him after he orders Shrek and Fiona to be imprisoned.]]
* LargeHam: It more than compensates!
* MisterBig: About three feet tall and the evil head of a racist kingdom.
* TheNapoleon: Farquaad is so short that some posters have Fiona tower over him even when she's sitting and he's standing.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName:
--> I'm not the monster here, ''you'' are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash poisoning my perfect world."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Quite by accident he screws up the plans of all three other villains from the other films.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Believed to be a parody of Michael Eisner, due to Dreamworks founder Jeffrey Katzenberger's well-known disgust for the former Disney CEO.
* NonActionBigBad: The most violent thing he does in the movie is [[spoiler:grab Fiona and hold a knife to her towards the end, which leads directly to his death.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Despises fairy tale creatures and has them all deported to Shrek's swamp.
* SmugSnake: Obviously.
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** If he hadn't decided to pursue Princess Fiona and sent Shrek after her, the Fairy Godmother's deal would have gone through without a hitch.
** Hell, he manages to be this to all THREE of the other movies' villains: he screwed up Prince Charming the same way he did the Fairy Godmother, and Rumpelstiltskin was about to successfully convince Fiona's parents to sign a contract to save her and get their kingdom, but they then get the news that Shrek had rescued Fiona.
* TeenyWeenie: It's a RunningGag that Donkey and Shrek think he has this, but it's kept subtle.
-->'''Shrek''': ''(Seeing Lord Farquaad's large castle)'' Do you think he's [[CompensatingForSomething compensating for something?]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy to Fiona's huge girl, before she marries Shrek.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It's a "utopia" only for him, though.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when [[spoiler:Shrek storms his wedding and Fiona reveals her nature as an ogress.]] He orders his knights to seize them both and starts shouting for order and ranting about how he's king.
* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona... until he discovers her secret.
* XanatosSpeedChess: His initial plan is to name the knight who can kill Shrek his champion and send him to go and save Fiona. When Shrek beats them all, he simply declares Shrek the champion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Monsieur Hood]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38352.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/VincentCassel

"Monsieur Robin Hood" is a French-accented version of Robin Hood who appears in the first Shrek film. Believing Shrek to be kidnapping Princess Fiona, he tries to save her with the aid of his Merry Men. They are defeated by Princess Fiona, who uses her kung-fu skills. Robin is portrayed as more of a misunderstanding nuisance than a threatening villain, as he genuinely believes that Shrek was going to harm Fiona. He and the Merry Men attend Shrek and Fiona's wedding proving that there was no malice.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Was about to kill Shrek for no good reason.
* CasanovaWannabe: He swoops down and gets Fiona to a tree during the song called, "Hey, Princess."
* ChivalrousPervert: Subverted. "I like a little spice on a saucy little maid".
* FrenchJerk: Not only is he more of a jerk in this adaptation, he also appears to be of French descent.
* HeelFaceTurn: {{Implied}}. Monsieur Hood appears at Shrek and Fiona's party, meaning he now sees Shrek as a good person. He seriously thought Fiona was in danger but he later realizes he was wrong.
* NiceHat: His trademark green hat.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fairy Godmother]]
[[quoteright:274:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fairy_godmother_shrek.gif]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Jennifer Saunders
->''"Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away..."''

The Fairy Godmother is a scheming, conniving opportunist, loosely based on the fairy-tale Cinderella's "Fairy Godmother". She seeks to get the best for herself and her son Prince Charming, rather than others. She often resorts to blackmail and trickery through magic to get her way. She acts as the BigBad of ''Shrek 2''.
----
* AdaptationalHeroism: When ''Shrek 2'' was new, there was an online flash game on the official website that had her as a good guy. Your goal was to find all of the ingredients for the potion to turn Donkey into a horse.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Usually when you think ''"Fairy Godmother"'', the image is that she's a kind and loving being, who doesn't judge anyone based on appearance. However, ''this'' Fairy Godmother is the opposite of that traditional outlook in every way.
* ArrangedMarriage:
** She and King Harold arranged this for Fiona and Charming in exchange for undoing the ogre transformation.
** Implied to have done the same with Harold and Lillian.
* BadBoss: She is shown to be downright abusive towards her employees.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: A firm believer of this. She believes only beautiful people can get happy endings, whereas ugly people don't even deserve to get happy endings.
* {{Blackmail}}: How she keeps Harold under her thumb. [[spoiler: Until the ending that is...]]
* BigBad: Of the second movie.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Comes off as sweet and kind but is really quite nasty.
* CardCarryingVillain: She's not ashamed to admit to the king that she uses tricks up her sleeve to manipulate people's feelings and make them fall in love, as she plans to do with Prince Charming and Fiona.
* TheChessmaster
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted only to be played straight later on: When she first appears to Harold, she implies that she is going to torture him when shouting at him for Fiona marrying Shrek. However, it immediately shows that the thing she was gonna do that she didn't want to if he didn't tell her was breaking her diet (apparently, she overindulges on junk food when irritated). Played straight, however, when she threatens Harold with what is heavily implied to be turning him back into a frog if he didn't spike Fiona's tea with a love potion.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: She's conniving businesswoman who is only out to use others to benefit herself and her son Prince Charming.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The only one the Fairy Godmother loves truly is her son, whom she dotes on, and wants to make king by marrying him to Fiona. At the same time though, she wants power for herself and uses her son as a way to get it.
%% * EvilBrit
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilOldFolks: In the video game.
* EvilSorceror: She has access to powerful magic.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"]]
* FantasticRacism: An interesting example, her prejudice seems to be against people's level of physical attractiveness--sort of an extreme form of BeautyEqualsGoodness. In her eyes, only beautiful people (or people who have been ''made'' beautiful) get happy endings. If they're ugly, then not only do they not ''get'' happy endings--but in her eyes, they don't even ''deserve'' happy endings.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She pretends to gently and kindly convince Shrek to "stop living in a fairytale," but once she's seen for what she really is, she's ruthless, vengeful, evil, cruel, selfish and will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in her way.
* GenreBlind: For some insane reason she thought it was a good idea to sing an [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic hero]] [[ThemeMusicPowerup ballad]] in the climax of the final act.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:She takes her defeat in the video game version somewhat well ("Oh well, I guess a Fairy Godmother can't win everything."]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:She gets hit by her own magic, which turns her into bubbles, sparkles.. and most tellingly... a shower of tears]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The Fairy Godmother isn't like her classic benevolent counterpart who uses her magic for the right reasons.
%%* KarmicDeath: See above.
* LightIsNotGood: Despite her name, she's evil.
* ManipulativeBitch: She uses any and every underhanded trick, some that make her appear more benevolent and kinder than she really is.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:She got one of her spells reflected back at her and just...turns into bubbles, sparkles and rather fittingly... a small shower of tears.]]
* NeverMyFault: She threw a fit when Harold said Charming was too late to rescue Fiona from the tower.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "Ogres don't get happy endings!"
** Also, her characterization of the cross-dressing Big Bad Wolf as "gender-confused."
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: She has no qualms about resorting to trickery and extortion to get what she wants, in this case, the crown of Far Far Away. When Fiona didn't fall in love with Charming on her own, she decided to drug her with a potion so that she would marry Charming.
* SmugSnake: Though arguably the most competent one in the series.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Until the climax,]] no one is aware of the Fairy Godmother's real personality.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Though it's short-lived, her final act to try and blast Fiona and Shrek shows all pretense of goodness and loving are off the table, even with the entire kingdom watching.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A ''villainous'' example in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' [[spoiler:and also a posthumous one]].
--> ''"Don't Stop Believing! Mommy's little Angel"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Prince Charming]]
[[quoteright:329:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prince_charming_shrek_the_third.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Rupert Everett
->''"Tell me where he is, Mother! I will wrench his head from his shoulders - I will smite him where he stands - [[LargeHam HE WILL RUE THE VERY DAY HE STOLE MY KINGDOM AWAY FROM ME]]!"''

Prince Charming is the son of the Fairy Godmother. He is very handsome, and was supposed to rescue Princess Fiona from her dragon-guarded tower. He starts off as the secondary anatgonist in ''Shrek 2'' and becomes the BigBad of ''Shrek the Third''.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: This version isn't really very "charming" at all.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Being voiced by the openly gay Rupert Everett doesn't help. There is a huge ParentalBonus in the scene where he talks to his mother about his reluctance to marry Fiona -- apparently, he is not interested in women at all...[[note]]He has, however, shown revulsion towards the wolf when he sees him in what is supposed to be Fiona's bed, and it is also implied that he has some reciprocation of romantic feelings for Rapunzel. It's also possible he's bisexual though.[[/note]]
* BigBad: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away becomes a WretchedHive under his rulership.
* CampStraight: Although there has been speculation...
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: He has a terrible habit of doing this. He's actually rather competent at both scheming and fighting, but almost always ends up stepping in only after he's already lost.
* DisappearedDad: His father is unnamed, never mentioned, and is most likely dead (he was probably a normal human like his son).
* TheDragon: In ''Shrek 2''.
* DragonAscendant: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Does very little to aid the Fairy Godmother during the climax except to throw her her wand, which almost immediately backfires for her.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It is shown he genuinely loves his mother and he [[spoiler:mourns her death in ''Shrek the Third''.]]
%%* EvilBrit
* EvilOverlord: Briefly becomes one in Shrek the Third when he conquers Far Far Away.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Momma?"]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: After his mother's defeat in the second film, he's reduced to being a stage actor who is but a shell of his former self. He is considered a laughingstock, even by ''other villains''. Later on, he's forced to partake into obvious villainy, and appeals to the villains' deepest desire for a happily ever after, and becomes a serious threat after taking over Far Far Away.
* GoKartingWithBowser: He participates in the Far Far Away Idol in a DVD extra for ''Shrek 2'', his animosity with Shrek and Fiona apparently forgotten or he just wanted an opportunity to be a big shot.
* HairFlip: Constantly ("...with soft and bouncy haaaaaairrr!").
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is a fairy, and his father is ''presumably'' human given his appearance.
* IronicNickname: He's called Prince Charming, but he's far from it. This is most likely intentional.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although he is intended to look very handsome and is in prince clothing, he is really a snobby, evil, power-hungry, psychopathic, and narcissistic villain.
* LargeHam: Rupert Everett, 'nuff said.
* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except for Charming himself, pull a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "PrinceCharming" may not be his true name, and it belies who he really is, but it's the only name he's gone by for as long as he can remember.
* PrettyBoy: Easily the prettiest male character in the series. Most likely {{invoked|Trope}}.
* PrinceCharmless: He doesn't ''look'' it, but that's his personality is quite the opposite of what his name suggests.
* PsychopathicManchild: Implied in ''Shrek 2'' when he wanted the fantasy equivalent of a Happy Meal, which comes with a toy battle axe. Explored further in ''Shrek the Third''.
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the big pep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming who decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].
%%* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake: In both his movies.
* SpearCounterpart: He's essentially Fiona prior to her CharacterDevelopment -- stuck up, rude, and determined to achieve the typical fairy tale happy ending.
%%* [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter The Ugly Woman's Hot Son]]
* VillainSong: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is not mentioned at all in ''Shrek Forever After'', even though Fairy Godmother had originally arranged for him to save Fiona instead of Shrek, and the movie takes place primarily in a timeline where Shrek didn't save Fiona. It is simply said that no one came to save her at all. It's possible though that like all the other knights, he was killed by Dragon.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Shrek The Third'' he actually tries to ''slash'' Arthur, a helpless kid.
** He also has Donkey and Dragon's babies locked up in a zoo to be ridiculed as freaks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rumpelstiltskin]]
[[quoteright:177:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rumpelstiltskin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Walt Dohrn
->''"Just sign it, and all your problems will disappear."''

Rumpelstiltskin is a short man who makes magical deals (complete with contracts). He is the BigBad of ''Shrek Forever After''.
----
* AmbiguouslyGay: Whereas Charming is just flat-out effeminate, Rumple has extremely flamboyant mannerisms and is obsessed with wigs.
* AxCrazy: The scene with an actual axe is mere icing on the cake.
* BadBoss: Toward the witches.
* BigBad: Far more convincingly than the other, halfway-sympathetic and part-ineffectual villains.
* ABoyAndHisX: He has a giant pet goose named Fifi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His aforementioned obsession with wigs doesn't make him anything less dangerous and effective.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away is a decaying ruin under his rule, with the city itself falling to pieces while he lives a life of extravagance in his palace.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek at this.
* DealWithTheDevil: His job description.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: In the AlternateReality, the Far Far Away he rules is derelict and rotting, while he uses the ogre population and Shrek's pals for slave labor.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Most notably the scene with the glass of water...
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:He reacts with horror when his goose Fifi disappears in the alternate timeline, and again when she's blown up by Fiona in the present timeline.]]
* EvilOverlord: Achieves his goals more than Farquaad could ever have hoped.
* EvilRedhead: Rumple ''is'' actually a redhead, but his "angry wig" symbolizes this trope.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Initially seems to be AffablyEvil... until things fail to go his way.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He didn't care that Shrek's actions helped bring peace to Far Far Away, only that the ogre had ruined his business.
* JackassGenie: While not a genie, the fact that he grants wishes with frequent amounts of LoopholeAbuse in his favor is his M.O.
* LargeHam: Possibly the biggest in the series.
* ManipulativeBastard: His essential function when he's not being a SmugSnake.
* MoralityPet: His goose for him.
* NapoleonComplex: A complex because unlike Farquaad, he's insane.
* SmugSnake: While taking a break from manipulation. This proves to be a mistake.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He looks ''much'' different from his appearance in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fifi]]
[[quoteright:244:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fifi.png]]
--> '''Voiced by:''' Frank Welker

Fifi is Rumpelstiltskin's pet goose. She is also his bodyguard and carriage puller.
----
* CoolPet: A magical goose.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Rumpelstiltskin calls Fifi ''her'' and Fifi doesn't get annoyed by this, meaning he couldn't have been mistaken.
* FluffyTheTerrible: In the alternate universe she's a giant, ferocious goose.
* JerkAss: Fifi has a cranky and bitter character.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Rumpelstiltskin.
* LackOfEmpathy: She doesn't care about Rumpelstiltskin. She is even out of ''sight'' when he is captured.
* PerpetualFrowner: She is never seen smiling. Even when Rumpelstiltskin is throwing a party and when she's being groomed by the Three Little Pigs her expression remains the same.
* ToothyBird: Has prominent sharp teeth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancelot]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_53620.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Krasinski

Sir Lancelot is one of Arthur's classmates in high school. He's very handsome and muscular.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. He is more a {{Jerkass}} toward [[KingArthur Artie]].
* TheBully: An archetype example; he's a bully to the CoolLoser (Arthur).
* JerkJock: A very typical jock-bully archetype, we see him picking on the unfortunate Frollo's Horse during his brief appearance in the third Shrek film, laughing when Frollo's Horse rides on Ms. Hamrack.
* PopularIsDumb: Not quite in the brains department.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's a bully towards Arthur.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Evil Stepsisters]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Larry King (Dorris), Regis Philbin (Mabel)

Cinderella's evil (until their HeelFaceTurn), ugly stepsisters.
----
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Dorris has strong feelings for Prince Charming. Unfortunately, Charming isn't too thrilled about her pursuit.
* {{Gonk}}: Both of them are unusually ugly women, with some doubting their gender.
* HeelFaceTurn: One of the stepsisters. Though it's arguable whether or not she was evil to begin with. Just ugly.
* ShesGotLegs: This is one of the ways Dorris distracts the guards in ''Shrek the Third''. She was concealed behind a wall, and it could've been any of the princesses.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dorris has two rs in her name, instead of one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Pied Piper]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pied_piper.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

The Pied Piper appears briefly in the first film, among the fairy tale creatures exiled in Shrek's swamp, where he rallies many rats with his enchanted flute.

In Shrek Forever After, he is hired by Rumpelstiltskin to capture the ogres by forcing them to dance and follow him with his enchanted flute. He can handle different species (rats, ogres, witches...) or even objects (Rumpelstiltskin's socks) by setting the "target" dial of his flute. He never speaks and only using his flute to communicate. The Piper has no voice, but the flute performance was done by Jeremy Steig (original author William Steig's son).
----
* BountyHunter: His profession in the alternate timeline
* DarkIsEvil: His costume in ''Forever After.''
* TheDragon: Serves as one to Rumpelstiltskin.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He made a brief cameo in the first Shrek, and had his appearance redesigned for Forever After.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: He wears white in the main (good) timeline.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: He only communicates by playing his flute, though Stiltskin can understand him, supposedly.
* MagicMusic: His signature flute, forcing any creature he has it set to dance.
* MagicalFlutist: So magical that he can control anyone.
* NiceHat: One with a stylish red feather in it.
* PsychoForHire: In the alternate timeline.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jack and Jill]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/276476_235320839822695_4088121_n.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Bob Thornton (Jack), Amy Sedaris (Jill)

Jack and Jill are a married, outlaw couple in the film ''Puss in Boots''.
----
* BattleCouple: An evil version, but they are ''very'' effective at fighting.
* BeardOfEvil: Jack has one.
* BeautyMark: Jill has one on the lower left side of her cheek.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: The true villains of Puss in Boots, since Humpty Dumpty was more of a sympathetic villain and was on Puss' side again rather quickly.]]
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: For Humpty, although they were planning to betray him from the start.]]
* TheDeepSouth: Both have southern accents.
* DragonInChief: [[spoiler: They are far more dangerous than Humpty and eventually betray him becoming the true villains of the film.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They do seem to genuinely love each other and treat their pigs like their own children.
* {{Gonk}}: Both are quite ugly.
* {{Jerkass}}es: Mean, greedy, and ugly, Jack and Jill are two nasty outlaws united in a life of crime.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: {{Zig Zagged}}. They are both brutish and violent. However, Jack seems to have a more sensitive side (i.e. he brings up the idea of them having a baby.)
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: {{Inverted}}. Throughout the film, Jack suggests to Jill that they settle down and raise a child together, such as his favorite piglet Hamhock. Jill, however, is completely against the idea, preferring the criminal life instead.
* NiceHat: Jack wears a tall, grey one.
* OutlawCouple: They rob, terrorize, and murder together.
* PetTheDog: They also love and treat their pet pigs like their own kids.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: They turn on Humpty despite helping his plan. Subverted in that Humpty was on Puss' side again by this point.]]
* TrampledUnderfoot: [[spoiler:Both are crushed by the Great Terror during the climax.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: Despite being an {{outlaw couple}}, Jack and Jill have a genuinely loving marriage.
[[/folder]]
21st Jun '17 8:54:00 AM BatmanKalEl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Characters/ShrekAllies Allies]]



!!Allies

[[folder:Gingy]]
[[quoteright:131:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gingy_shrek_conrad_vernon.png]]
->''"No, not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!"''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Conrad Vernon

The Gingerbread Man aka Gingy is a live talking gingerbread man and one of Shrek's friends. He is also known as "Gingy" and was created by The Muffin Man. He is small and a fast runner, making him difficult to catch. He is made out of a normal carved-out gingerbread with icing and gumdrop buttons.

to:

!!Allies

[[folder:Gingy]]
[[quoteright:131:http://static.

!!Antagonists

[[folder:Lord Farquaad]]
[[quoteright:129:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gingy_shrek_conrad_vernon.png]]
->''"No, not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!"''
org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_thing.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Conrad Vernon

The Gingerbread Man aka Gingy
John Lithgow

Lord Farquaad
is a live talking gingerbread man the comically short, ruthless ruler of the huge castle of Duloc and one the BigBad of Shrek's friends. He is also known as "Gingy" and was created by The Muffin Man. He is small and a fast runner, making him difficult to catch. He is made out of a normal carved-out gingerbread with icing and gumdrop buttons.the first film.



* AnArmAndALeg: In the first movie, Farquaad tears off both of his legs, crumbling one to powder. The remaining leg is grafted back on, and by the time of the second film, he's gotten a new replacement leg.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Was probably not meant as AnAesop, and merely a horrifying ghost story to scare Shrek, but in ''Bride of Gingy'', he was kicked out by his girlfriend and asked the baker to bake him a ginger bride. He wanted too much sugar so she would be sweet and never leave him, despite warnings from the baker that it could have consistent side effects. When Sugar later wakes up, she turns out to be pleasant at first, but slowly seems more attached to him and eventually becomes AxCrazy by [[{{Yandere}} desperation of wanting him]], and more catastrophes are followed. This would never have happened if Gingy hadn't wished for too much sugar in her.
-->'''Sugar''': [[MadnessMantra We will be together forever. And ever and ever and ever...]]
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' remove his gumdrop buttons. This warning is ''extra'' bold regarding Mongo.
* ButtMonkey: In his first scene, he's being interrogated by Lord Farquaad.
* ChewToy: Narrowly escapes becoming a literal example... most of the time.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Pinocchio.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Forever After'', AU!Gingy is a BadassAdorable gladiator who fights animal crackers with a lollipop. It doesn't actually make a difference against Shrek or anyone else.

to:

* AnArmAndALeg: In AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Everyone attending his wedding laughs and cheers when Dragon [[spoiler:smashes through the first movie, Farquaad tears off both of his legs, crumbling one to powder. The remaining leg is grafted back on, window and by the time of the second film, he's gotten a new replacement leg.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Was probably not meant as AnAesop, and merely a horrifying ghost story to scare Shrek, but in ''Bride of Gingy'', he was kicked out by his girlfriend and asked the baker to bake
eats him a ginger bride. He wanted too much sugar so she would be sweet and never leave him, despite warnings from the baker that it could have consistent side effects. When Sugar later wakes up, she turns out to be pleasant at first, but slowly seems more attached to him and eventually becomes AxCrazy by [[{{Yandere}} desperation of wanting him]], and more catastrophes are followed. This would never have happened if Gingy hadn't wished for too much sugar in her.
-->'''Sugar''': [[MadnessMantra We will be together forever. And ever and ever and ever...
alive.]]
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' remove his gumdrop buttons. This warning is ''extra'' bold regarding Mongo.
AristocratsAreEvil
* ButtMonkey: BigBad: In his the first scene, ''Shrek''.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Subverted at the same time]].[[/note]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Inflicts it on Gingy.
* CompensatingForSomething: Shrek suspects this when he sees his huge castle.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Farquaad gets what he deserves at the wedding and gets eaten by Dragon. Dragon burps out his crown a few seconds later]].
* {{Egopolis}}: Duloc is one for him.
* EvilOverlord: Though comparatively minor (ha!) compared to the next three.
* {{Expy}}: Though not specifically stated, he bears a strong resemblance to former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Katzenberg's former boss who passed him over for a job as president of the Walt Disney company, leading to Katzenberg's resignation and the formation of Dreamworks.
* FantasticRacism: He hates all fairy tale creatures, including human ones such as witches. For him, the perfect world is only with ordinary humans.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he tortures Gingy and such.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Think hard about what his name sounds like.
** Him ''getting a boner'' while lying in bed with the Mirror showing him Fiona on endless loop.
* GloriousLeader: Pretends to care about his subjects when in reality he only wants the princess so he can be a king.
* GoldDigger: He only wanted Fiona's title.
* HeightAngst: Is much shorter than other characters in his realm, for which he takes ridiculous measures to compensate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Doesn't like being told he isn't a king.
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:Dragon devours him after he orders Shrek and Fiona to be imprisoned.]]
* LargeHam: It more than compensates!
* MisterBig: About three feet tall and the evil head of a racist kingdom.
* TheNapoleon: Farquaad is so short that some posters have Fiona tower over him even when she's sitting and
he's being interrogated standing.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName:
--> I'm not the monster here, ''you'' are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash poisoning my perfect world."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Quite
by Lord Farquaad.
accident he screws up the plans of all three other villains from the other films.
* ChewToy: Narrowly escapes becoming NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Believed to be a literal example... parody of Michael Eisner, due to Dreamworks founder Jeffrey Katzenberger's well-known disgust for the former Disney CEO.
* NonActionBigBad: The
most violent thing he does in the movie is [[spoiler:grab Fiona and hold a knife to her towards the end, which leads directly to his death.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Despises fairy tale creatures and has them all deported to Shrek's swamp.
* SmugSnake: Obviously.
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** If he hadn't decided to pursue Princess Fiona and sent Shrek after her, the Fairy Godmother's deal would have gone through without a hitch.
** Hell, he manages to be this to all THREE
of the time.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Pinocchio.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Forever After'', AU!Gingy is
other movies' villains: he screwed up Prince Charming the same way he did the Fairy Godmother, and Rumpelstiltskin was about to successfully convince Fiona's parents to sign a BadassAdorable gladiator who fights animal crackers with a lollipop. It doesn't actually make a difference against contract to save her and get their kingdom, but they then get the news that Shrek or anyone else.had rescued Fiona.
* TeenyWeenie: It's a RunningGag that Donkey and Shrek think he has this, but it's kept subtle.
-->'''Shrek''': ''(Seeing Lord Farquaad's large castle)'' Do you think he's [[CompensatingForSomething compensating for something?]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy to Fiona's huge girl, before she marries Shrek.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It's a "utopia" only for him, though.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when [[spoiler:Shrek storms his wedding and Fiona reveals her nature as an ogress.]] He orders his knights to seize them both and starts shouting for order and ranting about how he's king.
* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona... until he discovers her secret.
* XanatosSpeedChess: His initial plan is to name the knight who can kill Shrek his champion and send him to go and save Fiona. When Shrek beats them all, he simply declares Shrek the champion.



[[folder:Pinocchio]]
[[quoteright:294:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pinocchio16.jpg]]
->''"[[ConfusingMultipleNegatives On the contrary. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably...]]"''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Cody Cameron

Pinocchio is a live wooden puppet who befriends Shrek. He cannot lie without having his nose growing very long, and he deeply dreams to become a real boy.

to:

[[folder:Pinocchio]]
[[quoteright:294:http://static.
[[folder:Monsieur Hood]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pinocchio16.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38352.jpg]]
->''"[[ConfusingMultipleNegatives On the contrary. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably...]]"''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Cody Cameron

Pinocchio
Creator/VincentCassel

"Monsieur Robin Hood"
is a live wooden puppet French-accented version of Robin Hood who befriends Shrek. He cannot lie without having appears in the first Shrek film. Believing Shrek to be kidnapping Princess Fiona, he tries to save her with the aid of his nose growing very long, Merry Men. They are defeated by Princess Fiona, who uses her kung-fu skills. Robin is portrayed as more of a misunderstanding nuisance than a threatening villain, as he genuinely believes that Shrek was going to harm Fiona. He and he deeply dreams to become a real boy.the Merry Men attend Shrek and Fiona's wedding proving that there was no malice.



* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: See quote. When asked where Fiona is in the third film, he pulls this trick so he can't lie and his nose wont grow.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Will he ever become a real boy?
* GagNose: That grows when he lies.
* GenreSavvy: Even someone as desperate to become a real boy as Pinocchio knows better than to trust Rumpelstiltskin with deals, at least in the present timeline.
* NiceHat: A wooden, straw-hat.
* PerversePuppet: He wears ladies' underwear.
* PinocchioNose: It keeps the tendency to grow when he tells a lie from the original tale. This is sometimes exploited by the other characters.
* PinocchioSyndrome: He ''is'' Pinocchio, after all.
* RunningGag: He always seems to come close to becoming a real boy, only for those plans to fall short, like in ''Shrek 2'', when he does become a boy, only to immediately be turned back by accident, and in ''Forever After'', when he's about to sign a contract to be turned into a real boy, only for the interaction to be interrupted.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gingy.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: [[NauseaFuel All over Shrek.]]

to:

* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: See quote. When asked where AdaptationalVillainy: Was about to kill Shrek for no good reason.
* CasanovaWannabe: He swoops down and gets
Fiona is in to a tree during the third film, he pulls this trick so he can't lie and his nose wont grow.
song called, "Hey, Princess."
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Will he ever become ChivalrousPervert: Subverted. "I like a real boy?
* GagNose: That grows when he lies.
* GenreSavvy: Even someone as desperate to become
little spice on a real boy as Pinocchio knows better than to trust Rumpelstiltskin with deals, at least in the present timeline.
* NiceHat: A wooden, straw-hat.
saucy little maid".
* PerversePuppet: He wears ladies' underwear.
* PinocchioNose: It keeps the tendency to grow when he tells a lie from the original tale. This is sometimes exploited by the other characters.
* PinocchioSyndrome: He ''is'' Pinocchio, after all.
* RunningGag: He always seems to come close to becoming a real boy,
FrenchJerk: Not only for those plans to fall short, like is he more of a jerk in ''Shrek 2'', when this adaptation, he does become a boy, only to immediately be turned back by accident, and in ''Forever After'', when he's about to sign a contract also appears to be turned into of French descent.
* HeelFaceTurn: {{Implied}}. Monsieur Hood appears at Shrek and Fiona's party, meaning he now sees Shrek as
a real boy, only for the interaction to be interrupted.
good person. He seriously thought Fiona was in danger but he later realizes he was wrong.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gingy.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: [[NauseaFuel All over Shrek.]]
NiceHat: His trademark green hat.



[[folder:Dragon]]
[[quoteright:298:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_dragon.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dragon is depicted as a ruby-colored dragon who debuts as a ferocious guard challenging Shrek and Donkey in their quest to locate Princess Fiona. As Donkey attempts to distract her, he makes the realization that Dragon is female and successfully manages to charm his way past her. While she plays a minor role in this film, she reappears towards its conclusion at the marriage ceremony of Fiona and Shrek, in which Donkey takes her as his own bride. They are shown as a married couple by the events of the sequel; her character has a minor role as Donkey chooses to leave home on the grounds that she was behaving uncharacteristically ill-tempered, but is reunited with her husband towards the ending of the movie when it appears that her grouchy behavior was a result of pregnancy, and presents Donkey with their newborn hybrid children, the Dronkeys.

to:

[[folder:Dragon]]
[[quoteright:298:http://static.
[[folder:Fairy Godmother]]
[[quoteright:274:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_dragon.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/fairy_godmother_shrek.gif]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dragon
Jennifer Saunders
->''"Remember, happiness
is depicted as just a ruby-colored dragon who debuts as a ferocious guard challenging Shrek and Donkey in their quest to locate Princess Fiona. As Donkey attempts to distract her, he makes the realization that Dragon teardrop away..."''

The Fairy Godmother
is female and successfully manages to charm his way past her. While she plays a minor role in this film, she reappears towards its conclusion at the marriage ceremony of Fiona and Shrek, in which Donkey takes her as his own bride. They are shown as a married couple by the events of the sequel; her character has a minor role as Donkey chooses to leave home scheming, conniving opportunist, loosely based on the grounds that she was behaving uncharacteristically ill-tempered, but is reunited with fairy-tale Cinderella's "Fairy Godmother". She seeks to get the best for herself and her husband towards son Prince Charming, rather than others. She often resorts to blackmail and trickery through magic to get her way. She acts as the ending BigBad of the movie when it appears that her grouchy behavior was a result of pregnancy, and presents Donkey with their newborn hybrid children, the Dronkeys.''Shrek 2''.



* AbductionIsLove: Cut her some slack, she's a dragon. Hoarding things ''is'' in her nature. Oddly enough, it worked out in the end.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: She was this type of character in the first film towards Donkey.
* AlmostKiss: She almost kisses Donkey in the first film, but Shrek pushes Donkey away in time which leads to LiteralAssKissing.
* BabiesEverAfter: Before Shrek and Fiona, natch.
* BetaCouple: With Donkey.
* CryCute: Manages to [[TheWoobie Woobify]] herself in about three seconds when Donkey finds her feeling sorry for herself next to a lake in the original.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: In the first movie.
* ADogNamedDog: Like her husband, her name is what her species is.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: This isn't ''that sort'' of movie, but the double standard is definitely in play. She responds instantly to his flattery and carries him off against his will, then holds him hostage and woos him ''very'' determinedly in hopes that he'll come around: all PlayedForLaughs.
--> '''Donkey:''' Aaaagh! That is ''unwanted physical contact!''
** In some of the Nordic dubs, he flat out says "That's sexual harassment!"
* TheDragon: AU!Dragon to Rumpelstiltskin (in a literal sense, too).
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: She turns out to be a female, [[AbhorrentAdmirer much to Donkey's discomfort.]]
* FireIsRed: Has deep red scales and breathes fire like any other dragon. Some Chinese bootleggers even [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/ROM_hacks#Pok.C3.A9mon_Diamond_2_and_Jade_2 used her as a stand-in]] for [[PlayingWithFire Charizard]] in a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-rebranded pirated version of ''VideoGame/{{Telefang}}''.
* FourthDateMarriage: Shrek and Fiona beat them to the punch, but it was still pretty quick.
* GentleGiant: Believe it or not, she is one.
* HappilyMarried: She and Donkey have a very stable, loving relationship. And 'cute little mutant babies'.
* HeelFaceTurn: A rather quick turn -- all it takes is for a fast-talking donkey to woo [[{{SamusIsAGirl}} her]]...
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Stop thinking about how that works exactly! [[BrainBleach I warned you.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Desperate to avoid being eaten, Donkey starts flattering her outrageously. The results are... unexpected: at first Donkey is terrified, then trying desperately to weasel his way out of it, then resigned... and by the time the second movie starts ''she's'' the one who wants some space.
* LiteralAssKissing: Unintentionally invoked. She was preparing to kiss Donkey. Shrek knocks Donkey off her, only to end up being kissed himself, right on the place that you'd expect. As soon as she found out what happened, she wasn't happy. It would still be ass kissing if it were Donkey.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Initially appears to be your average guardian fire-breather. Turns out she's sapient and much more developed than classic fairytale dragons, although she doesn't speak, and she can interact with society - at least to the extent of choosing not to set it on fire.
* SamusIsAGirl: Donkey didn't realize this till he starts fast talking her. Really improved his survival chances afterward.
* TheSpeechless: Expresses herself with bass animal voices. Donkey does enough speaking for both of them.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: She speaks in low grunts and roars, which Donkey can still understand.
* SuddenlyVoiced: ''Shrek the Musical'', the musical adaptation of the first film, gives Dragon the ability to speak in order to help establish her character more easily (due to the little stage time that she gets). She even gets her own solo.
* TailSlap: Used on [[spoiler: a stone tower, which falls and crushes Prince Charming]] in the third film.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Huge girl to Donkey's tiny guy. [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Makes you question things...]]
* TheWorfEffect: Used in ''Shrek the Third''.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A in ''Shrek''. Ditched in all following installments.

to:

* AbductionIsLove: Cut AdaptationalHeroism: When ''Shrek 2'' was new, there was an online flash game on the official website that had her some slack, as a good guy. Your goal was to find all of the ingredients for the potion to turn Donkey into a horse.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Usually when you think ''"Fairy Godmother"'', the image is that
she's a dragon. Hoarding things ''is'' in her nature. Oddly enough, it worked out in kind and loving being, who doesn't judge anyone based on appearance. However, ''this'' Fairy Godmother is the end.
opposite of that traditional outlook in every way.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: ArrangedMarriage:
**
She was and King Harold arranged this type of character for Fiona and Charming in exchange for undoing the first film ogre transformation.
** Implied to have done the same with Harold and Lillian.
* BadBoss: She is shown to be downright abusive
towards Donkey.
her employees.
* AlmostKiss: BeautyEqualsGoodness: A firm believer of this. She almost kisses Donkey in believes only beautiful people can get happy endings, whereas ugly people don't even deserve to get happy endings.
* {{Blackmail}}: How she keeps Harold under her thumb. [[spoiler: Until
the first film, but Shrek pushes Donkey away in time which leads to LiteralAssKissing.
* BabiesEverAfter: Before Shrek and Fiona, natch.
* BetaCouple: With Donkey.
* CryCute: Manages to [[TheWoobie Woobify]] herself in about three seconds when Donkey finds her feeling sorry for herself next to a lake in the original.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: In the first movie.
* ADogNamedDog: Like her husband, her name is what her species is.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: This isn't ''that sort'' of movie, but the double standard is definitely in play. She responds instantly to his flattery and carries him off against his will, then holds him hostage and woos him ''very'' determinedly in hopes
ending that he'll come around: all PlayedForLaughs.
--> '''Donkey:''' Aaaagh! That is ''unwanted physical contact!''
** In some of the Nordic dubs, he flat out says "That's sexual harassment!"
* TheDragon: AU!Dragon to Rumpelstiltskin (in a literal sense, too).
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: She turns out to be a female, [[AbhorrentAdmirer much to Donkey's discomfort.
is...]]
* FireIsRed: Has deep red scales BigBad: Of the second movie.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Comes off as sweet
and breathes fire like any other dragon. Some Chinese bootleggers even [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/ROM_hacks#Pok.C3.A9mon_Diamond_2_and_Jade_2 used kind but is really quite nasty.
* CardCarryingVillain: She's not ashamed to admit to the king that she uses tricks up
her sleeve to manipulate people's feelings and make them fall in love, as she plans to do with Prince Charming and Fiona.
* TheChessmaster
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted only to be played straight later on: When she first appears to Harold, she implies that she is going to torture him when shouting at him for Fiona marrying Shrek. However, it immediately shows that the thing she was gonna do that she didn't want to if he didn't tell her was breaking her diet (apparently, she overindulges on junk food when irritated). Played straight, however, when she threatens Harold with what is heavily implied to be turning him back into a frog if he didn't spike Fiona's tea with a love potion.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: She's conniving businesswoman who is only out to use others to benefit herself and her son Prince Charming.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The only one the Fairy Godmother loves truly is her son, whom she dotes on, and wants to make king by marrying him to Fiona. At the same time though, she wants power for herself and uses her son
as a stand-in]] for [[PlayingWithFire Charizard]] in a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-rebranded pirated version of ''VideoGame/{{Telefang}}''.way to get it.
%% * FourthDateMarriage: EvilBrit
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilOldFolks: In the video game.
* EvilSorceror: She has access to powerful magic.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"]]
* FantasticRacism: An interesting example, her prejudice seems to be against people's level of physical attractiveness--sort of an extreme form of BeautyEqualsGoodness. In her eyes, only beautiful people (or people who have been ''made'' beautiful) get happy endings. If they're ugly, then not only do they not ''get'' happy endings--but in her eyes, they don't even ''deserve'' happy endings.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She pretends to gently and kindly convince
Shrek to "stop living in a fairytale," but once she's seen for what she really is, she's ruthless, vengeful, evil, cruel, selfish and Fiona beat them will stop at nothing to the punch, but remove those who stand in her way.
* GenreBlind: For some insane reason she thought
it was still pretty quick.
a good idea to sing an [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic hero]] [[ThemeMusicPowerup ballad]] in the climax of the final act.
* GentleGiant: Believe it or not, GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:She takes her defeat in the video game version somewhat well ("Oh well, I guess a Fairy Godmother can't win everything."]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:She gets hit by her own magic, which turns her into bubbles, sparkles.. and most tellingly... a shower of tears]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The Fairy Godmother isn't like her classic benevolent counterpart who uses her magic for the right reasons.
%%* KarmicDeath: See above.
* LightIsNotGood: Despite her name, she's evil.
* ManipulativeBitch: She uses any and every underhanded trick, some that make her appear more benevolent and kinder than
she is one.
really is.
* HappilyMarried: She NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:She got one of her spells reflected back at her and Donkey have a very stable, loving relationship. And 'cute little mutant babies'.
* HeelFaceTurn: A
just...turns into bubbles, sparkles and rather quick turn -- all it takes is for fittingly... a fast-talking donkey to woo [[{{SamusIsAGirl}} her]]...
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Stop thinking about how that works exactly! [[BrainBleach I warned you.
small shower of tears.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Desperate NeverMyFault: She threw a fit when Harold said Charming was too late to avoid being eaten, Donkey starts flattering rescue Fiona from the tower.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "Ogres don't get happy endings!"
** Also,
her outrageously. The results are... unexpected: at first Donkey is terrified, then trying desperately characterization of the cross-dressing Big Bad Wolf as "gender-confused."
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: She has no qualms about resorting
to weasel his way out of it, then resigned... trickery and by the time the second movie starts ''she's'' the one who wants some space.
* LiteralAssKissing: Unintentionally invoked. She was preparing
extortion to kiss Donkey. Shrek knocks Donkey off her, only to end up being kissed himself, right on the place that you'd expect. As soon as she found out get what happened, she wasn't happy. It would still be ass kissing if it were Donkey.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Initially appears to be your average guardian fire-breather. Turns out she's sapient and much more developed than classic fairytale dragons, although she doesn't speak, and she can interact with society - at least to
wants, in this case, the extent crown of choosing not to set it on fire.
* SamusIsAGirl: Donkey
Far Far Away. When Fiona didn't realize this till he starts fast talking her. Really improved his survival chances afterward.
* TheSpeechless: Expresses herself
fall in love with bass animal voices. Donkey does enough speaking for both of them.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: She speaks in low grunts and roars, which Donkey can still understand.
* SuddenlyVoiced: ''Shrek the Musical'', the musical adaptation of the first film, gives Dragon the ability to speak in order to help establish
Charming on her character more easily (due own, she decided to the little stage time drug her with a potion so that she gets). She even gets her own solo.would marry Charming.
* TailSlap: Used on [[spoiler: a stone tower, which falls and crushes Prince Charming]] SmugSnake: Though arguably the most competent one in the third film.
series.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Huge girl VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Until the climax,]] no one is aware of the Fairy Godmother's real personality.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Though it's short-lived, her final act
to Donkey's tiny guy. [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Makes you question things...try and blast Fiona and Shrek shows all pretense of goodness and loving are off the table, even with the entire kingdom watching.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Used YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A ''villainous'' example in ''Shrek the Third''.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A in ''Shrek''. Ditched in all following installments.
''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' [[spoiler:and also a posthumous one]].
--> ''"Don't Stop Believing! Mommy's little Angel"''



[[folder:The Dronkeys]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dronkeys.png]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dronkeys are the hybrid offspring of Dragon and Donkey. They are introduced in Shrek 2 as little more than a stinger gag. Audience members missed having Dragon in the film, as was revealed to the filmmakers during test screenings. Dragon reunites with Donkey in Far Far Away, only to have a surprise for him in tow—six young hybrid donkey-dragon children, who take to their father immediately. Donkey is delighted, and dubs the dronkeys "our little mutant babies". Their names are revealed to be Eclair, Bananas, Peanut, Parfait, Coco and Debbie.

to:

[[folder:The Dronkeys]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
[[folder:Prince Charming]]
[[quoteright:329:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dronkeys.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/prince_charming_shrek_the_third.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dronkeys are
Rupert Everett
->''"Tell me where he is, Mother! I will wrench his head from his shoulders - I will smite him where he stands - [[LargeHam HE WILL RUE THE VERY DAY HE STOLE MY KINGDOM AWAY FROM ME]]!"''

Prince Charming is
the hybrid offspring son of Dragon the Fairy Godmother. He is very handsome, and Donkey. They are introduced in Shrek 2 was supposed to rescue Princess Fiona from her dragon-guarded tower. He starts off as little more than a stinger gag. Audience members missed having Dragon in the film, as was revealed to secondary anatgonist in ''Shrek 2'' and becomes the filmmakers during test screenings. Dragon reunites with Donkey in Far Far Away, only to have a surprise for him in tow—six young hybrid donkey-dragon children, who take to their father immediately. Donkey is delighted, and dubs BigBad of ''Shrek the dronkeys "our little mutant babies". Their names are revealed to be Eclair, Bananas, Peanut, Parfait, Coco and Debbie.Third''.



* AerithAndBob: Their names are Peanut, Cocoa, Bananas, Parfait, and Debbie.
* AllThereInTheManual: Merchandise for the Dronkeys reveals most of them (With the exception of "Debbie") are named after foods.
* MixAndMatchCritters: They're half dragon and half donkey.
* PatchWorkKids: They have traits of both their parents.
* {{Portmanteau}}: Of "Dragon" and "Donkey".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ending of ''Shrek 2'' showed six Dronkeys including a red-colored one - named "Eclair" according to merchandise. Though, for some reason she never shows up in the third movie.

to:

* AerithAndBob: Their names are Peanut, Cocoa, Bananas, Parfait, AdaptationalVillainy: This version isn't really very "charming" at all.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Being voiced by the openly gay Rupert Everett doesn't help. There is a huge ParentalBonus in the scene where he talks to his mother about his reluctance to marry Fiona -- apparently, he is not interested in women at all...[[note]]He has, however, shown revulsion towards the wolf when he sees him in what is supposed to be Fiona's bed,
and Debbie.
* AllThereInTheManual: Merchandise
it is also implied that he has some reciprocation of romantic feelings for Rapunzel. It's also possible he's bisexual though.[[/note]]
* BigBad: In ''Shrek
the Dronkeys reveals most Third''.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away becomes a WretchedHive under his rulership.
* CampStraight: Although there has been speculation...
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: He has a terrible habit
of them (With the exception of "Debbie") are named doing this. He's actually rather competent at both scheming and fighting, but almost always ends up stepping in only after foods.
he's already lost.
* MixAndMatchCritters: They're half dragon DisappearedDad: His father is unnamed, never mentioned, and half donkey.
is most likely dead (he was probably a normal human like his son).
* PatchWorkKids: They have traits of both their parents.
TheDragon: In ''Shrek 2''.
* {{Portmanteau}}: Of "Dragon" DragonAscendant: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Does very little to aid the Fairy Godmother during the climax except to throw her her wand, which almost immediately backfires for her.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It is shown he genuinely loves his mother
and "Donkey".
he [[spoiler:mourns her death in ''Shrek the Third''.]]
%%* EvilBrit
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ending EvilOverlord: Briefly becomes one in Shrek the Third when he conquers Far Far Away.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Momma?"]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: After his mother's defeat in the second film, he's reduced to being a stage actor who is but a shell
of his former self. He is considered a laughingstock, even by ''other villains''. Later on, he's forced to partake into obvious villainy, and appeals to the villains' deepest desire for a happily ever after, and becomes a serious threat after taking over Far Far Away.
* GoKartingWithBowser: He participates in the Far Far Away Idol in a DVD extra for ''Shrek 2'', his animosity with Shrek and Fiona apparently forgotten or he just wanted an opportunity to be a big shot.
* HairFlip: Constantly ("...with soft and bouncy haaaaaairrr!").
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is a fairy, and his father is ''presumably'' human given his appearance.
* IronicNickname: He's called Prince Charming, but he's far from it. This is most likely intentional.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although he is intended to look very handsome and is in prince clothing, he is really a snobby, evil, power-hungry, psychopathic, and narcissistic villain.
* LargeHam: Rupert Everett, 'nuff said.
* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except for Charming himself, pull a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "PrinceCharming" may not be his true name, and it belies who he really is, but it's the only name he's gone by for as long as he can remember.
* PrettyBoy: Easily the prettiest male character in the series. Most likely {{invoked|Trope}}.
* PrinceCharmless: He doesn't ''look'' it, but that's his personality is quite the opposite of what his name suggests.
* PsychopathicManchild: Implied in
''Shrek 2'' showed six Dronkeys including when he wanted the fantasy equivalent of a red-colored Happy Meal, which comes with a toy battle axe. Explored further in ''Shrek the Third''.
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the big pep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming who decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].
%%* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake: In both his movies.
* SpearCounterpart: He's essentially Fiona prior to her CharacterDevelopment -- stuck up, rude, and determined to achieve the typical fairy tale happy ending.
%%* [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter The Ugly Woman's Hot Son]]
* VillainSong: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is not mentioned at all in ''Shrek Forever After'', even though Fairy Godmother had originally arranged for him to save Fiona instead of Shrek, and the movie takes place primarily in a timeline where Shrek didn't save Fiona. It is simply said that no
one - named "Eclair" according came to merchandise. Though, for some reason she never shows save her at all. It's possible though that like all the other knights, he was killed by Dragon.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Shrek The Third'' he actually tries to ''slash'' Arthur, a helpless kid.
** He also has Donkey and Dragon's babies locked
up in the third movie.a zoo to be ridiculed as freaks.



[[folder:Big Bad Wolf]]
[[quoteright:142:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrekthethird_wolf.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Aaron Warner
->''"What?"''

The Big Bad Wolf is based loosely on the eponymous fairytale character, but differs from it by being a kind character. He rarely speaks, and when he does, his voice is somewhat dull and monotonous. He wears a pink dress, recalling the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. In the films, he is friends with the Three Little Pigs, despite an incident in Far Far Away Idol. In the first film, he is among the fairy-tale creatures who are banished to Shrek's swamp.

to:

[[folder:Big Bad Wolf]]
[[quoteright:142:http://static.
[[folder:Rumpelstiltskin]]
[[quoteright:177:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrekthethird_wolf.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rumpelstiltskin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Aaron Warner
->''"What?"''

The Big Bad Wolf is based loosely on the eponymous fairytale character, but differs from it by being a kind character. He rarely speaks,
Walt Dohrn
->''"Just sign it,
and when he does, his voice all your problems will disappear."''

Rumpelstiltskin
is somewhat dull and monotonous. He wears a pink dress, recalling the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. In the films, he is friends short man who makes magical deals (complete with contracts). He is the Three Little Pigs, despite an incident in Far Far Away Idol. In the first film, he is among the fairy-tale creatures who are banished to Shrek's swamp.BigBad of ''Shrek Forever After''.



* AdaptationalHeroism: He is a loyal friend of Shrek and the others creatures of the Fairly Tales.
* AmbiguouslyGay: He's seen cuddling up to, then dancing with, one of the knights at Shrek and Fiona's wedding.
* CatchPhrase: [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]], almost always said when someone finds him dressed in granny-clothing in an unexpected bed.
* CompositeCharacter: A combination of the wolf from "Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs" and the one from "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood".
* {{Crossdresser}}: Spun off from the original story -- however, in the ''Shrek'' series, Wolfy isn't seen wearing anything ''except'' Grandma's nightgown.
* DeadpanSnarker: He loves to make sarcastic remarks.
-->'''Wolf:''' This isn't about how you got trapped at the petting zoo, is it? Cuz that's not scary.
* DefensiveWhat: His catchphrase.
* GenderBender: Wolf's [[spoiler:cursed to become a werewoman during the full moon]] in the short The Pig Who Cried Werewolf.
* SuperBreath: Following his fairytale counterpart's tendency to huff and puff, he has this ability. He uses it to thwart the Fairy Godmother at one point while the heroes are playing KeepAway with her wand.

to:

* AdaptationalHeroism: He is a loyal friend of Shrek and the others creatures of the Fairly Tales.
* AmbiguouslyGay: He's seen cuddling up to, then dancing with, one of Whereas Charming is just flat-out effeminate, Rumple has extremely flamboyant mannerisms and is obsessed with wigs.
* AxCrazy: The scene with an actual axe is mere icing on
the knights at Shrek cake.
* BadBoss: Toward the witches.
* BigBad: Far more convincingly than the other, halfway-sympathetic
and Fiona's wedding.
part-ineffectual villains.
* CatchPhrase: [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]], almost always said when someone finds ABoyAndHisX: He has a giant pet goose named Fifi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His aforementioned obsession with wigs doesn't make
him dressed in granny-clothing in an unexpected bed.
* CompositeCharacter: A combination of the wolf from "Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs" and the one from "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood".
* {{Crossdresser}}: Spun off from the original story -- however, in the ''Shrek'' series, Wolfy isn't seen wearing
anything ''except'' Grandma's nightgown.
less dangerous and effective.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away is a decaying ruin under his rule, with the city itself falling to pieces while he lives a life of extravagance in his palace.
* DeadpanSnarker: He loves to make sarcastic remarks.
-->'''Wolf:''' This isn't about how you got trapped
Rivals Shrek at this.
* DealWithTheDevil: His job description.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: In
the petting zoo, is it? Cuz that's not scary.
* DefensiveWhat: His catchphrase.
* GenderBender: Wolf's [[spoiler:cursed to become a werewoman during
AlternateReality, the full moon]] Far Far Away he rules is derelict and rotting, while he uses the ogre population and Shrek's pals for slave labor.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Most notably the scene with the glass of water...
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:He reacts with horror when his goose Fifi disappears
in the short The Pig Who Cried Werewolf.
alternate timeline, and again when she's blown up by Fiona in the present timeline.]]
* SuperBreath: Following EvilOverlord: Achieves his fairytale counterpart's tendency to huff and puff, he has goals more than Farquaad could ever have hoped.
* EvilRedhead: Rumple ''is'' actually a redhead, but his "angry wig" symbolizes
this ability. trope.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Initially seems to be AffablyEvil... until things fail to go his way.
* ItsAllAboutMe:
He uses it didn't care that Shrek's actions helped bring peace to thwart Far Far Away, only that the Fairy Godmother at one point while ogre had ruined his business.
* JackassGenie: While not a genie,
the heroes are playing KeepAway fact that he grants wishes with her wand.frequent amounts of LoopholeAbuse in his favor is his M.O.
* LargeHam: Possibly the biggest in the series.
* ManipulativeBastard: His essential function when he's not being a SmugSnake.
* MoralityPet: His goose for him.
* NapoleonComplex: A complex because unlike Farquaad, he's insane.
* SmugSnake: While taking a break from manipulation. This proves to be a mistake.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He looks ''much'' different from his appearance in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.



[[folder:Harold]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38681.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JohnCleese
->''"No, no, he's right - I'm sorry, to both of you. I only wanted what was best for Fiona, but I can see now she already has it."

King Harold was the king of Far Far Away, husband of Queen Lilian, father of Princess Fiona, and father in-law of Shrek.

to:

[[folder:Harold]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.
[[folder:Fifi]]
[[quoteright:244:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38681.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced
org/pmwiki/pub/images/fifi.png]]
--> '''Voiced
by:''' Creator/JohnCleese
->''"No, no, he's right - I'm sorry, to both of you. I only wanted what was best for Fiona, but I can see now she already has it."

King Harold was the king of Far Far Away, husband of Queen Lilian, father of Princess Fiona,
Frank Welker

Fifi is Rumpelstiltskin's pet goose. She is also his bodyguard
and father in-law of Shrek.carriage puller.



* BewitchedAmphibians: Inverted; he was originally a frog, but he made a deal with the Fairy Godmother to make him human so he could go out with and eventually marry Lillian.
* DotingParent: Harold loves Fiona more than anything else in the world. He wants what's best for her but has to change his idea of what that is.
* EasilyForgiven: He '''did''' put a hit out of Shrek and locked his daughter in a tower when she was still a child.
* FantasticRacism: Instantly disproves of Shrek because he is an ogre and has turned his daughter into an ogre without even knowing anything about him, even referring to Shrek as a "thing" to Lillian. After awhile, Fiona tires of this and was going to cut him and her mother out of her life. After seeing how strong Fiona and Shrek's love is and seeing that Shrek is a good guy, he accepts Shrek into their family and blesses their marriage.
* TheGoodKing: Even as a frog.
* GoodParents: Despite how much he was against Fiona's marriage to Shrek at first, it's clear that he loves Fiona very much and only wants the best for her. When he sees how unhappy she was with Prince Charming and realizes how strong Fiona's love for Shrek is, he decides to go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and not force her to fall in love with Charming.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Lillian.
* HeroicSacrifice: He didn't die, but he took a magical blast from Fairy Godmother that turned him back into a frog, a form he previously had that he hid from everyone. However, it's implied that being reverted back to his true form did have some role in his death. So his fear of the Fairy Godmother's wrath was completely warranted.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: King Harold was best described as stubborn and unwilling to change. Best evident when he highly opposed the marriage of Shrek and his daughter Fiona. However, he truly believed that he was doing what was right and honestly thought she would be better off with Prince Charming. And to be fair it's implied that at least part of his animosity towards Shrek was out of his fear of retaliation for not upholding his [[DealWithTheDevil deal with]] the [[BigBad Fairy Godmother.]] He was correct to be afraid.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: He treats Shrek like crap, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: He loves Fiona, but he doesn't seem to understand her, thinking she'd be better off with Prince Charming than an ogre like Shrek. He comes around at the last minute and accepts that Shrek is right for her.
* PinocchioSyndrome: His apparent backstory. Fairy Godmother turned him from a frog to a human so he could fall in love with his future wife.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His disapproval of Shrek for being an ogre is a metaphor for how some parents feel about their daughters dating outside their race.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: After he realizes that Fiona is truly in love with Shrek and nothing is going to change her mind about that, he decides to go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. Even after being threatened by the Fairy Godmother, he still refuses to force her into a relationship she doesn't want to be in, even though he knows it will cost him.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: His death kicks off the entire plot of the third film.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:How he ends up becoming a frog again... and defeating Godmother.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: He went from dismissing Shrek as family because he's an ogre to calling him ''son''.

to:

* BewitchedAmphibians: Inverted; CoolPet: A magical goose.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Rumpelstiltskin calls Fifi ''her'' and Fifi doesn't get annoyed by this, meaning
he was originally a frog, but he made a deal with couldn't have been mistaken.
* FluffyTheTerrible: In
the Fairy Godmother to make him human so he could go out with alternate universe she's a giant, ferocious goose.
* JerkAss: Fifi has a cranky
and eventually marry Lillian.
bitter character.
* DotingParent: Harold loves Fiona more than anything else in the world. He wants what's best for her but has to change his idea of what that is.NonHumanSidekick: To Rumpelstiltskin.
* EasilyForgiven: He '''did''' put a hit out of Shrek and locked his daughter in a tower when she was still a child.
* FantasticRacism: Instantly disproves of Shrek because he is an ogre and has turned his daughter into an ogre without even knowing anything about him, even referring to Shrek as a "thing" to Lillian. After awhile, Fiona tires of this and was going to cut him and her mother out of her life. After seeing how strong Fiona and Shrek's love is and seeing that Shrek is a good guy, he accepts Shrek into their family and blesses their marriage.
* TheGoodKing: Even as a frog.
* GoodParents: Despite how much he was against Fiona's marriage to Shrek at first, it's clear that he loves Fiona very much and only wants the best for her. When he sees how unhappy she was with Prince Charming and realizes how strong Fiona's love for Shrek is, he decides to go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and not force her to fall in love with Charming.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Lillian.
* HeroicSacrifice: He didn't die, but he took a magical blast from Fairy Godmother that turned him back into a frog, a form he previously had that he hid from everyone. However, it's implied that being reverted back to his true form did have some role in his death. So his fear of the Fairy Godmother's wrath was completely warranted.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: King Harold was best described as stubborn and unwilling to change. Best evident when he highly opposed the marriage of Shrek and his daughter Fiona. However, he truly believed that he was doing what was right and honestly thought she would be better off with Prince Charming. And to be fair it's implied that at least part of his animosity towards Shrek was out of his fear of retaliation for not upholding his [[DealWithTheDevil deal with]] the [[BigBad Fairy Godmother.]] He was correct to be afraid.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: He treats Shrek like crap, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: He loves Fiona, but he
LackOfEmpathy: She doesn't seem to understand her, thinking she'd be better off with Prince Charming than an ogre like Shrek. He comes around at the last minute care about Rumpelstiltskin. She is even out of ''sight'' when he is captured.
* PerpetualFrowner: She is never seen smiling. Even when Rumpelstiltskin is throwing a party
and accepts that Shrek is right for her.
* PinocchioSyndrome: His apparent backstory. Fairy Godmother turned him from a frog to a human so he could fall in love with his future wife.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His disapproval of Shrek for
when she's being an ogre groomed by the Three Little Pigs her expression remains the same.
* ToothyBird: Has prominent sharp teeth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancelot]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_53620.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Krasinski

Sir Lancelot
is a metaphor for how some parents feel about their daughters dating outside their race.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: After he realizes that Fiona is truly
one of Arthur's classmates in love with Shrek high school. He's very handsome and nothing muscular.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. He
is going to change her mind about that, he decides to go back on his promise more a {{Jerkass}} toward [[KingArthur Artie]].
* TheBully: An archetype example; he's a bully
to the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. Even after being threatened by CoolLoser (Arthur).
* JerkJock: A very typical jock-bully archetype, we see him picking on
the Fairy Godmother, he still refuses to force her into a relationship she doesn't want to be in, even though he knows it will cost him.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: His death kicks off the entire plot of
unfortunate Frollo's Horse during his brief appearance in the third film.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:How he ends up becoming a frog again... and defeating Godmother.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: He went from dismissing
Shrek as family because he's an ogre to calling him ''son''.film, laughing when Frollo's Horse rides on Ms. Hamrack.
* PopularIsDumb: Not quite in the brains department.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's a bully towards Arthur.



[[folder:Lillian]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38682.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JulieAndrews
->''"Well, he's no Prince Charming, but they do look..."''

Queen Lillian is the queen of Far Far Away, wife of King Harold, mother of Princess Fiona, grandmother of the ogre triplets and mother in-law of Shrek.

to:

[[folder:Lillian]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38682.jpg]]
[[folder:Evil Stepsisters]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JulieAndrews
->''"Well, he's no Prince Charming, but they do look..."''

Queen Lillian is the queen of Far Far Away, wife of
Larry King Harold, mother of Princess Fiona, grandmother of the ogre triplets and mother in-law of Shrek.(Dorris), Regis Philbin (Mabel)

Cinderella's evil (until their HeelFaceTurn), ugly stepsisters.



* ActionMom: In ''Shrek the Third'', it's revealed that Fiona inherited her fighting skills from her mother, Lillian even asks:
-->"Well, you didn't think you got your fighting skills from your father, did you?"
* CoolOldLady: In ''Shrek the Third'', she is able to rally the other princesses from being damsels in distress to independent fighters.
* DotingParent: Lillian loves Fiona more than anything else in the world and just wants her to be happy, even if it is with an ogre.
* DotingGrandparent: Lillian adores her three grandchildren, having no problem with them being ogres.
* GoodParents: She loves her daughter very much and only wants what will make her happy.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Harold.
* IWantGrandkids: She is the one who first brings up the subject of children at dinner in ''Shrek 2''. She has no trouble with the fact her future grandchildren will be ogres and is very excited when Fiona announces her pregnancy. She is seen later on doting on her triplet grandchildren.
* MamaBear: In ''Shrek the Third'', Lillian shows that nothing means more to her than her family; when they are in trouble, she does everything in her power to save them.
* NiceGirl: Queen Lillian is tolerant of her daughter's decision to marry an ogre if it will make her happy, a thought that initially stands in contrast to her husband's.
* OnlySaneWoman: Either when dealing with her unreasonable husband or princesses.
* {{Open Minded Parent}}: Despite being shocked at Fiona's new form and the fact that she married an ogre, she was far more accepting about it than her husband was and even defended her to Harold, saying it was her choice. She at least tried to accept Shrek and still spoke of normal subjects that parents would about their daughter and her significant other such as where they lived and grandchildren. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Artie]]
[[quoteright:348:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/artie_1__498.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Music/JustinTimberlake
->''"You know, Shrek, you're all right. You just need to do a little less yelling, and use more soap."''

Arthur Pendragon is a supporting character who appears only in ''Shrek the Third'' and is loosely based on King Arthur. He is the only heir apparent (other than Shrek himself) to the throne of Far Far Away. Artie is the cousin of Fiona. His father, presumably Uther Pendragon, seemingly abandoned him at the boarding school Worchestershire, where he remains until Shrek finds him.

to:

* ActionMom: In AbhorrentAdmirer: Dorris has strong feelings for Prince Charming. Unfortunately, Charming isn't too thrilled about her pursuit.
* {{Gonk}}: Both of them are unusually ugly women, with some doubting their gender.
* HeelFaceTurn: One of the stepsisters. Though it's arguable whether or not she was evil to begin with. Just ugly.
* ShesGotLegs: This is one of the ways Dorris distracts the guards in
''Shrek the Third'', it's revealed that Fiona inherited her fighting skills from her mother, Lillian even asks:
-->"Well, you didn't think you got your fighting skills from your father, did you?"
* CoolOldLady: In ''Shrek
Third''. She was concealed behind a wall, and it could've been any of the Third'', she is able to rally the other princesses from being damsels in distress to independent fighters.
* DotingParent: Lillian loves Fiona more than anything else in the world and just wants her to be happy, even if it is with an ogre.
* DotingGrandparent: Lillian adores her three grandchildren, having no problem with them being ogres.
* GoodParents: She loves her daughter very much and only wants what will make her happy.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Harold.
* IWantGrandkids: She is the one who first brings up the subject of children at dinner in ''Shrek 2''. She has no trouble with the fact her future grandchildren will be ogres and is very excited when Fiona announces her pregnancy. She is seen later on doting on her triplet grandchildren.
* MamaBear: In ''Shrek the Third'', Lillian shows that nothing means more to her than her family; when they are in trouble, she does everything in her power to save them.
* NiceGirl: Queen Lillian is tolerant of her daughter's decision to marry an ogre if it will make her happy, a thought that initially stands in contrast to her husband's.
* OnlySaneWoman: Either when dealing with her unreasonable husband or
princesses.
* {{Open Minded Parent}}: Despite being shocked at Fiona's new form and the fact that she married an ogre, she was far more accepting about it than SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dorris has two rs in her husband was and even defended her to Harold, saying it was her choice. She at least tried to accept Shrek and still spoke name, instead of normal subjects that parents would about their daughter and her significant other such as where they lived and grandchildren. one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artie]]
[[quoteright:348:http://static.
[[folder:The Pied Piper]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/artie_1__498.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pied_piper.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Music/JustinTimberlake
->''"You know, Shrek, you're all right. You just need to do a little less yelling, and use more soap."''

Arthur Pendragon is a supporting character who
N/A

The Pied Piper
appears only briefly in ''Shrek the Third'' and is loosely based on King Arthur. He is first film, among the only heir apparent (other than Shrek himself) to the throne of Far Far Away. Artie is the cousin of Fiona. His father, presumably Uther Pendragon, seemingly abandoned him at the boarding school Worchestershire, fairy tale creatures exiled in Shrek's swamp, where he remains until rallies many rats with his enchanted flute.

In
Shrek finds him.Forever After, he is hired by Rumpelstiltskin to capture the ogres by forcing them to dance and follow him with his enchanted flute. He can handle different species (rats, ogres, witches...) or even objects (Rumpelstiltskin's socks) by setting the "target" dial of his flute. He never speaks and only using his flute to communicate. The Piper has no voice, but the flute performance was done by Jeremy Steig (original author William Steig's son).



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When Artie asks Shrek not to eat him, the entire school chants "Eat him!" repeatedly, then groans in disappointment when the latter refused.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: At high school its shown he has no friends and is regularly beaten up. Even the ''nerds'' pick on him.
* BadassPacifist: How does Artie manage to stop the fairytale villains from continuing their attack on Shrek and the heroes? By giving them an empowering speech that they have a choice in getting their own happily ever after.
* BerserkButton: {{Downplayed}}. While Artie doesn't go "berserk", he does become upset whenever someone calls him a "loser".
* BondingOverMissingParents: With Shrek -- they finally have a tender and friendly moment when they share their own problems with their dads.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts off as an insecure loser, but gradually gains confidence and accepts [[spoiler:kingship of Far Far Away]].
* AChildShallLeadThem: Becomes the new king of Far Far Away when he's still a teen.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He doesn't appear in ''Shrek Forever After'', nor he's mentioned, save for a few deleted scenes.
* CoolLoser: It's not really clear ''why'' he's so unpopular, as he seems like a normal - if introverted - high school student. Given his quick wit and bravery, its odd that no one will hang out with him.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father outright abandoned him and Artie then spent the next years being mercilessly bullied by his classmates.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek in how much snark he can dish out.
* GuileHero: Not an experienced fighter, but boy can he talk his way out of things.
* HiddenBadass: Artie turns to be a very clever and a good orator.
* JustAKid: Charming's reaction to meeting Artie is like this. He regrets it.
* KidHero: Teenage variant, but he becomes one of the heroes in ''Shrek the Third''.
* MouthyKid: Initially acts this way with Shrek.
* NiceGuy: Artie is noble and kind hearted.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was just a high school student before being recruited by Shrek.
* TheSmartGuy: Comes up with some of the most ingenious plans in the third movie.
* StepfordSnarker: He sometimes hides how he feels with sarcastic quips, though he's pretty open about his feelings.
* TeensAreShort
* TroubledChild: Made deeply insecure by his dad's rejection.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: By the end of the movie he gracefully accepts the new responsibilities as the new King of Far Far Away..

to:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When Artie asks Shrek not to eat him, BountyHunter: His profession in the entire school chants "Eat him!" repeatedly, then groans alternate timeline
* DarkIsEvil: His costume
in disappointment when ''Forever After.''
* TheDragon: Serves as one to Rumpelstiltskin.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He made a brief cameo in
the latter refused.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: At high school its shown he has no friends
first Shrek, and is regularly beaten up. Even the ''nerds'' pick on him.
* BadassPacifist: How does Artie manage to stop the fairytale villains from continuing their attack on Shrek and the heroes? By giving them an empowering speech that they have a choice in getting their own happily ever after.
* BerserkButton: {{Downplayed}}. While Artie doesn't go "berserk", he does become upset whenever someone calls him a "loser".
* BondingOverMissingParents: With Shrek -- they finally have a tender and friendly moment when they share their own problems with their dads.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts off as an insecure loser, but gradually gains confidence and accepts [[spoiler:kingship of Far Far Away]].
* AChildShallLeadThem: Becomes the new king of Far Far Away when he's still a teen.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He doesn't appear in ''Shrek
had his appearance redesigned for Forever After'', nor he's mentioned, save for a few deleted scenes.
After.
* CoolLoser: It's not really clear ''why'' he's so unpopular, as he seems like a normal - if introverted - high school student. Given GoodCostumeSwitch: He wears white in the main (good) timeline.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: He only communicates by playing
his quick wit and bravery, its odd flute, though Stiltskin can understand him, supposedly.
* MagicMusic: His signature flute, forcing any creature he has it set to dance.
* MagicalFlutist: So magical
that no one will hang out with him.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father outright abandoned him and Artie then spent the next years being mercilessly bullied by his classmates.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek in how much snark
he can dish out.
control anyone.
* GuileHero: Not an experienced fighter, but boy can he talk his way out of things.
* HiddenBadass: Artie turns to be a very clever and a good orator.
* JustAKid: Charming's reaction to meeting Artie is like this. He regrets it.
* KidHero: Teenage variant, but he becomes one of the heroes in ''Shrek the Third''.
* MouthyKid: Initially acts this way
NiceHat: One with Shrek.
a stylish red feather in it.
* NiceGuy: Artie is noble and kind hearted.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was just a high school student before being recruited by Shrek.
* TheSmartGuy: Comes up with some of
PsychoForHire: In the most ingenious plans in the third movie.
* StepfordSnarker: He sometimes hides how he feels with sarcastic quips, though he's pretty open about his feelings.
* TeensAreShort
* TroubledChild: Made deeply insecure by his dad's rejection.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: By the end of the movie he gracefully accepts the new responsibilities as the new King of Far Far Away..
alternate timeline.



[[folder:Merlin]]
[[quoteright:341:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/merlin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Eric Idle
->''"I'm a buzzing bee... buzz, buzz, buzz..."''

Merlin is a retired wizard teacher from Artie's high school, Worcestershire, in ''Shrek the Third''.

to:

[[folder:Merlin]]
[[quoteright:341:http://static.
[[folder:Jack and Jill]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/merlin.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/276476_235320839822695_4088121_n.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Eric Idle
->''"I'm
Billy Bob Thornton (Jack), Amy Sedaris (Jill)

Jack and Jill are
a buzzing bee... buzz, buzz, buzz..."''

Merlin is a retired wizard teacher from Artie's high school, Worcestershire,
married, outlaw couple in ''Shrek the Third''.film ''Puss in Boots''.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The school had to fire him because he was insane, he then found a house made out of stones somewhere and started to live there.
* CoolOldGuy: He's actually quite knowledgeable about a lot of things.
* HippieTeacher: From his mannerism, implications that he's a stoner, and short pants.
* NiceHat: Although it's not seen in his picture, Merlin does wear a blue/yellow wizard hat.
* StonersAreFunny: Implied.

to:

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: BattleCouple: An evil version, but they are ''very'' effective at fighting.
* BeardOfEvil: Jack has one.
* BeautyMark: Jill has one on the lower left side of her cheek.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:
The school had true villains of Puss in Boots, since Humpty Dumpty was more of a sympathetic villain and was on Puss' side again rather quickly.]]
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: For Humpty, although they were planning
to fire betray him because he was insane, he then found a house made out of stones somewhere from the start.]]
* TheDeepSouth: Both have southern accents.
* DragonInChief: [[spoiler: They are far more dangerous than Humpty
and started eventually betray him becoming the true villains of the film.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They do seem
to live there.genuinely love each other and treat their pigs like their own children.
* {{Gonk}}: Both are quite ugly.
* {{Jerkass}}es: Mean, greedy, and ugly, Jack and Jill are two nasty outlaws united in a life of crime.

* CoolOldGuy: He's actually quite knowledgeable about MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: {{Zig Zagged}}. They are both brutish and violent. However, Jack seems to have a lot more sensitive side (i.e. he brings up the idea of things.
them having a baby.)
* HippieTeacher: From his mannerism, implications MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: {{Inverted}}. Throughout the film, Jack suggests to Jill that he's a stoner, they settle down and short pants.
raise a child together, such as his favorite piglet Hamhock. Jill, however, is completely against the idea, preferring the criminal life instead.
* NiceHat: Although it's not seen in Jack wears a tall, grey one.
* OutlawCouple: They rob, terrorize, and murder together.
* PetTheDog: They also love and treat their pet pigs like their own kids.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: They turn on Humpty despite helping
his picture, Merlin does wear plan. Subverted in that Humpty was on Puss' side again by this point.]]
* TrampledUnderfoot: [[spoiler:Both are crushed by the Great Terror during the climax.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: Despite being an {{outlaw couple}}, Jack and Jill have
a blue/yellow wizard hat.
* StonersAreFunny: Implied.
genuinely loving marriage.




[[folder:Kitty Softpaws]]
[[quoteright:205:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kitty_0.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Salma Hayek, Frank Welker (meowing noises, uncredited)

Appears in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''. A feline femme fatale cat burglar (literally) who catches Puss' eye.
----
* ActionGirl: Kitty ''really'' knows how to wield a sword.
* BadassAdorable: She's a cat. One with supreme swordfighting skill.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Puss.
* CatNinja: Kitty is sometimes portrayed in a very ninjaesque way.
%% this example needs more context
* ClassyCatBurglar: A literal example.
* CoolMask: Wears a black luchadore felt mask. It makes her look like Batman.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her owners de-clawed her, for reasons that even Kitty isn't sure of.
* DashingHispanic: She's voiced by Creator/SalmaHayek.
* HeelFaceTurn: She was going to betray Puss first, but she got so attached to him that she couldn't bring herself to do such.
* ManipulativeBitch: Subverted. She is really seductive towards Puss at first to make him join her and Humpty Dumpty on their quest, [[NotDistractedByTheSexy but she fails.]]
* MeaningfulName: It was noted she is called ''Soft-paws'' because she can steal things away from people without their ever noticing. She proves this by frequently stealing Puss's hat, bag of money, and boots, just to tease him.
* SamusIsAGirl: Puss doesn't realize his rival is female until she removes her mask.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The main cues of her femininity are her long eyelashes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Humpty Alexander Dumpty / Humpty Dumpty]]
[[quoteright:256:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/humpty_dumpty_6.png]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Zach Galifianakis

Humpty Alexander Dumpty appears in ''Puss in Boots''. He was childhood friends with Puss and tried to get him to rob a bank with him making wanted by the law. Years later Humpty along with Kitty Softpaws convinced Puss to help him get magic beans from Jack and Jill to get the Golden Goose [[spoiler:but it was revealed that this was just a trap to just get Puss back home and arrested as revenge for abandoning him. But later Humpty had a change of heart and help Puss and Kitty fight The Great Terror and ends up breaking and is revealed to be a golden egg himself.]]

In ''Shrek Super Slam'', he is known as Master Fu and is an unlockable character. In ''Shrek 4-D'', his grave can be seen in the cemetery.
[[note]]This entry can refer to the video game and movie iterations.[[/note]]
----
* {{Adorkable}}: In his youth.
* AlienBlood: He has yolk instead of blood.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: At the orphanage, before Puss came along and befriended him.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Probably the most sympathetic villain in the series.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Humpty's friendship with Puss was because the latter saved him from bullies and didn't ridicule him for trying to find magic beans.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: In ''Puss in Boots'' he was this the entire time.]]
** BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: He was never truly evil, just angry at Puss for his betrayal, and redeems himself near the end.]]
* BloodBrothers: Became this with Puss in the past. He had yolk instead of blood, naturally.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: He's an anthropomorphic egg.
* ChefOfIron: Appears in Super Slam as one in the last story mode scenario.
%% * TheChessmaster
%% * DisneyVillainDeath: Although he is [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn no longer a villain at this point]] ]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:Humpty is revealed to be alive at the end credits and is residing with the Golden Goose.]] Though the canonocity of end credits scenes are a matter of debate.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His LimitBreak in Super Slam, is him rushing about while spinning on his head.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Puss, until they had a falling out.
* HollywoodNerd: Was basically one of these in the orphanage, right down to being bullied.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Literally.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* NiceHat: Wears a black top-hat.
* OnlyFriend: Puss tells Kitty that Humpty was his only friend at the orphanage that they both grew up in and also became his sworn brother.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:As the Great Terror descends on the town, Humpty helps lead it to the bridge, where he sacrifices himself so Puss can give the mother the golden goose.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:His whole "stealing the golden eggs" plan was to get revenge on Puss and his old hometown.]]
* LargeHam: As the "Thousand-year-old Egg of Destiny" in ''Super Slam''
* SecretCharacter: in Super Slam, though you'll probably see him fight as an NPC in story mode before unlocking him.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: First appeared in ''Shrek: Reekin' Havoc'' as a boss, wearing mostly blur, having blue lips, and having bulgy eyes; ''Smash and Crash Racing'' gave him stick arms and legs with glasses and gloves; and ''[=SuperSlam=]'' keeps the thin arms and legs and large gloves, but removes his glasses and gives him overalls, Then he gets the current look from the film.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Three Diablos]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puss_in_boots_the_three_diablos_puss_in_boots_33184319_1280_720.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Miles Christopher Bakshi (Sir Timoteo Montenegro the Third, Gonzalo), Nina Zoe Bakshi (Perla)

Three cats that Puss befriends.
----
* BitchInSheepsClothing: At first.
* CuteKitten: All three of them are adorable kittens.
* TheDitz: Timoteo is incredibly dull-witted.
* TheDreaded: The most feared mercenaries in the land. The guards are too scared to even enter their cell...
* ExtremeOmnivore: Timoteo eats a gold coin.
* FreudianExcuse: They were mean at first because they're orphans and also threatened by the Whisperer.
* HeelFaceTurn: Puss causes them to perform one.
* KillerRabbit: ...They are also a trio of kittens.
* OrphansOrdeal: Hence part of their demeanor.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They're {{Cute Kitten}}s with huge eyes.
* TerribleTrio: Before their HeelFaceTurn, they were a trio of mercenaries.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anthrax]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: She's the unicorn briefly seen in the first movie, being delivered to Farquaad's army by what appears to be [[AliceInWonderland Alice]]; before her appearance in Shrek Super Slam.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her LimitBreak in Super Slam is a FoeTossingCharge with rainbows trailing after her.
%% * GenkiGirl
* MeaningfulName: Anthrax is a horrid disease that comes about when herbivores eat spores while grazing, they appear to be in perfect health, then suddenly die off; It can be transferred to humans through clothing, and causes ulcerations on the skin.
** NonIndicativeName: [[KillTheCutie Unless she has said condition...]]
* SecretCharacter: In Shrek Super Slam.
* ShoutOut: If that girl handling her is Indeed Alice of ''Alice in Wonderland'' fame, then its a clever nod to the Lion and the Unicorn from the second book.
* {{Unicorn}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Little Red Riding Hood]]
* BadassNormal: Mostly in the games, but sometimes in the films as well, 4Ever shows us that she's a criminal in an alternate timeline.
* TheCameo: Appears in Shrek 2 as a greeter of the area Shrek and Fiona are staying at for their honeymoon, only to be scared off by them. In 4Ever she is a villain in the alternate timeline.
** LittleMissBadass
* LittleRedFightingHood: In her video game appearances, she'll be this.
[[/folder]]

!!Antagonists

[[folder:Lord Farquaad]]
[[quoteright:129:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_thing.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Lithgow

Lord Farquaad is the comically short, ruthless ruler of the huge castle of Duloc and the BigBad of the first film.
----
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Everyone attending his wedding laughs and cheers when Dragon [[spoiler:smashes through the window and eats him alive.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BigBad: In the first ''Shrek''.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Subverted at the same time]].[[/note]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Inflicts it on Gingy.
* CompensatingForSomething: Shrek suspects this when he sees his huge castle.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Farquaad gets what he deserves at the wedding and gets eaten by Dragon. Dragon burps out his crown a few seconds later]].
* {{Egopolis}}: Duloc is one for him.
* EvilOverlord: Though comparatively minor (ha!) compared to the next three.
* {{Expy}}: Though not specifically stated, he bears a strong resemblance to former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Katzenberg's former boss who passed him over for a job as president of the Walt Disney company, leading to Katzenberg's resignation and the formation of Dreamworks.
* FantasticRacism: He hates all fairy tale creatures, including human ones such as witches. For him, the perfect world is only with ordinary humans.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he tortures Gingy and such.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Think hard about what his name sounds like.
** Him ''getting a boner'' while lying in bed with the Mirror showing him Fiona on endless loop.
* GloriousLeader: Pretends to care about his subjects when in reality he only wants the princess so he can be a king.
* GoldDigger: He only wanted Fiona's title.
* HeightAngst: Is much shorter than other characters in his realm, for which he takes ridiculous measures to compensate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Doesn't like being told he isn't a king.
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:Dragon devours him after he orders Shrek and Fiona to be imprisoned.]]
* LargeHam: It more than compensates!
* MisterBig: About three feet tall and the evil head of a racist kingdom.
* TheNapoleon: Farquaad is so short that some posters have Fiona tower over him even when she's sitting and he's standing.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName:
--> I'm not the monster here, ''you'' are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash poisoning my perfect world."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Quite by accident he screws up the plans of all three other villains from the other films.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Believed to be a parody of Michael Eisner, due to Dreamworks founder Jeffrey Katzenberger's well-known disgust for the former Disney CEO.
* NonActionBigBad: The most violent thing he does in the movie is [[spoiler:grab Fiona and hold a knife to her towards the end, which leads directly to his death.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Despises fairy tale creatures and has them all deported to Shrek's swamp.
* SmugSnake: Obviously.
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** If he hadn't decided to pursue Princess Fiona and sent Shrek after her, the Fairy Godmother's deal would have gone through without a hitch.
** Hell, he manages to be this to all THREE of the other movies' villains: he screwed up Prince Charming the same way he did the Fairy Godmother, and Rumpelstiltskin was about to successfully convince Fiona's parents to sign a contract to save her and get their kingdom, but they then get the news that Shrek had rescued Fiona.
* TeenyWeenie: It's a RunningGag that Donkey and Shrek think he has this, but it's kept subtle.
-->'''Shrek''': ''(Seeing Lord Farquaad's large castle)'' Do you think he's [[CompensatingForSomething compensating for something?]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy to Fiona's huge girl, before she marries Shrek.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It's a "utopia" only for him, though.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when [[spoiler:Shrek storms his wedding and Fiona reveals her nature as an ogress.]] He orders his knights to seize them both and starts shouting for order and ranting about how he's king.
* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona... until he discovers her secret.
* XanatosSpeedChess: His initial plan is to name the knight who can kill Shrek his champion and send him to go and save Fiona. When Shrek beats them all, he simply declares Shrek the champion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Monsieur Hood]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38352.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/VincentCassel

"Monsieur Robin Hood" is a French-accented version of Robin Hood who appears in the first Shrek film. Believing Shrek to be kidnapping Princess Fiona, he tries to save her with the aid of his Merry Men. They are defeated by Princess Fiona, who uses her kung-fu skills. Robin is portrayed as more of a misunderstanding nuisance than a threatening villain, as he genuinely believes that Shrek was going to harm Fiona. He and the Merry Men attend Shrek and Fiona's wedding proving that there was no malice.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Was about to kill Shrek for no good reason.
* CasanovaWannabe: He swoops down and gets Fiona to a tree during the song called, "Hey, Princess."
* ChivalrousPervert: Subverted. "I like a little spice on a saucy little maid".
* FrenchJerk: Not only is he more of a jerk in this adaptation, he also appears to be of French descent.
* HeelFaceTurn: {{Implied}}. Monsieur Hood appears at Shrek and Fiona's party, meaning he now sees Shrek as a good person. He seriously thought Fiona was in danger but he later realizes he was wrong.
* NiceHat: His trademark green hat.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fairy Godmother]]
[[quoteright:274:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fairy_godmother_shrek.gif]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Jennifer Saunders
->''"Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away..."''

The Fairy Godmother is a scheming, conniving opportunist, loosely based on the fairy-tale Cinderella's "Fairy Godmother". She seeks to get the best for herself and her son Prince Charming, rather than others. She often resorts to blackmail and trickery through magic to get her way. She acts as the BigBad of ''Shrek 2''.
----
* AdaptationalHeroism: When ''Shrek 2'' was new, there was an online flash game on the official website that had her as a good guy. Your goal was to find all of the ingredients for the potion to turn Donkey into a horse.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Usually when you think ''"Fairy Godmother"'', the image is that she's a kind and loving being, who doesn't judge anyone based on appearance. However, ''this'' Fairy Godmother is the opposite of that traditional outlook in every way.
* ArrangedMarriage:
** She and King Harold arranged this for Fiona and Charming in exchange for undoing the ogre transformation.
** Implied to have done the same with Harold and Lillian.
* BadBoss: She is shown to be downright abusive towards her employees.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: A firm believer of this. She believes only beautiful people can get happy endings, whereas ugly people don't even deserve to get happy endings.
* {{Blackmail}}: How she keeps Harold under her thumb. [[spoiler: Until the ending that is...]]
* BigBad: Of the second movie.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Comes off as sweet and kind but is really quite nasty.
* CardCarryingVillain: She's not ashamed to admit to the king that she uses tricks up her sleeve to manipulate people's feelings and make them fall in love, as she plans to do with Prince Charming and Fiona.
* TheChessmaster
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted only to be played straight later on: When she first appears to Harold, she implies that she is going to torture him when shouting at him for Fiona marrying Shrek. However, it immediately shows that the thing she was gonna do that she didn't want to if he didn't tell her was breaking her diet (apparently, she overindulges on junk food when irritated). Played straight, however, when she threatens Harold with what is heavily implied to be turning him back into a frog if he didn't spike Fiona's tea with a love potion.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: She's conniving businesswoman who is only out to use others to benefit herself and her son Prince Charming.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The only one the Fairy Godmother loves truly is her son, whom she dotes on, and wants to make king by marrying him to Fiona. At the same time though, she wants power for herself and uses her son as a way to get it.
%% * EvilBrit
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilOldFolks: In the video game.
* EvilSorceror: She has access to powerful magic.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"]]
* FantasticRacism: An interesting example, her prejudice seems to be against people's level of physical attractiveness--sort of an extreme form of BeautyEqualsGoodness. In her eyes, only beautiful people (or people who have been ''made'' beautiful) get happy endings. If they're ugly, then not only do they not ''get'' happy endings--but in her eyes, they don't even ''deserve'' happy endings.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She pretends to gently and kindly convince Shrek to "stop living in a fairytale," but once she's seen for what she really is, she's ruthless, vengeful, evil, cruel, selfish and will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in her way.
* GenreBlind: For some insane reason she thought it was a good idea to sing an [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic hero]] [[ThemeMusicPowerup ballad]] in the climax of the final act.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:She takes her defeat in the video game version somewhat well ("Oh well, I guess a Fairy Godmother can't win everything."]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:She gets hit by her own magic, which turns her into bubbles, sparkles.. and most tellingly... a shower of tears]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The Fairy Godmother isn't like her classic benevolent counterpart who uses her magic for the right reasons.
%%* KarmicDeath: See above.
* LightIsNotGood: Despite her name, she's evil.
* ManipulativeBitch: She uses any and every underhanded trick, some that make her appear more benevolent and kinder than she really is.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:She got one of her spells reflected back at her and just...turns into bubbles, sparkles and rather fittingly... a small shower of tears.]]
* NeverMyFault: She threw a fit when Harold said Charming was too late to rescue Fiona from the tower.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "Ogres don't get happy endings!"
** Also, her characterization of the cross-dressing Big Bad Wolf as "gender-confused."
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: She has no qualms about resorting to trickery and extortion to get what she wants, in this case, the crown of Far Far Away. When Fiona didn't fall in love with Charming on her own, she decided to drug her with a potion so that she would marry Charming.
* SmugSnake: Though arguably the most competent one in the series.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Until the climax,]] no one is aware of the Fairy Godmother's real personality.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Though it's short-lived, her final act to try and blast Fiona and Shrek shows all pretense of goodness and loving are off the table, even with the entire kingdom watching.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A ''villainous'' example in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' [[spoiler:and also a posthumous one]].
--> ''"Don't Stop Believing! Mommy's little Angel"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Prince Charming]]
[[quoteright:329:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prince_charming_shrek_the_third.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Rupert Everett
->''"Tell me where he is, Mother! I will wrench his head from his shoulders - I will smite him where he stands - [[LargeHam HE WILL RUE THE VERY DAY HE STOLE MY KINGDOM AWAY FROM ME]]!"''

Prince Charming is the son of the Fairy Godmother. He is very handsome, and was supposed to rescue Princess Fiona from her dragon-guarded tower. He starts off as the secondary anatgonist in ''Shrek 2'' and becomes the BigBad of ''Shrek the Third''.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: This version isn't really very "charming" at all.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Being voiced by the openly gay Rupert Everett doesn't help. There is a huge ParentalBonus in the scene where he talks to his mother about his reluctance to marry Fiona -- apparently, he is not interested in women at all...[[note]]He has, however, shown revulsion towards the wolf when he sees him in what is supposed to be Fiona's bed, and it is also implied that he has some reciprocation of romantic feelings for Rapunzel. It's also possible he's bisexual though.[[/note]]
* BigBad: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away becomes a WretchedHive under his rulership.
* CampStraight: Although there has been speculation...
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: He has a terrible habit of doing this. He's actually rather competent at both scheming and fighting, but almost always ends up stepping in only after he's already lost.
* DisappearedDad: His father is unnamed, never mentioned, and is most likely dead (he was probably a normal human like his son).
* TheDragon: In ''Shrek 2''.
* DragonAscendant: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Does very little to aid the Fairy Godmother during the climax except to throw her her wand, which almost immediately backfires for her.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It is shown he genuinely loves his mother and he [[spoiler:mourns her death in ''Shrek the Third''.]]
%%* EvilBrit
* EvilOverlord: Briefly becomes one in Shrek the Third when he conquers Far Far Away.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Momma?"]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: After his mother's defeat in the second film, he's reduced to being a stage actor who is but a shell of his former self. He is considered a laughingstock, even by ''other villains''. Later on, he's forced to partake into obvious villainy, and appeals to the villains' deepest desire for a happily ever after, and becomes a serious threat after taking over Far Far Away.
* GoKartingWithBowser: He participates in the Far Far Away Idol in a DVD extra for ''Shrek 2'', his animosity with Shrek and Fiona apparently forgotten or he just wanted an opportunity to be a big shot.
* HairFlip: Constantly ("...with soft and bouncy haaaaaairrr!").
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is a fairy, and his father is ''presumably'' human given his appearance.
* IronicNickname: He's called Prince Charming, but he's far from it. This is most likely intentional.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although he is intended to look very handsome and is in prince clothing, he is really a snobby, evil, power-hungry, psychopathic, and narcissistic villain.
* LargeHam: Rupert Everett, 'nuff said.
* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except for Charming himself, pull a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "PrinceCharming" may not be his true name, and it belies who he really is, but it's the only name he's gone by for as long as he can remember.
* PrettyBoy: Easily the prettiest male character in the series. Most likely {{invoked|Trope}}.
* PrinceCharmless: He doesn't ''look'' it, but that's his personality is quite the opposite of what his name suggests.
* PsychopathicManchild: Implied in ''Shrek 2'' when he wanted the fantasy equivalent of a Happy Meal, which comes with a toy battle axe. Explored further in ''Shrek the Third''.
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the big pep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming who decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].
%%* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake: In both his movies.
* SpearCounterpart: He's essentially Fiona prior to her CharacterDevelopment -- stuck up, rude, and determined to achieve the typical fairy tale happy ending.
%%* [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter The Ugly Woman's Hot Son]]
* VillainSong: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is not mentioned at all in ''Shrek Forever After'', even though Fairy Godmother had originally arranged for him to save Fiona instead of Shrek, and the movie takes place primarily in a timeline where Shrek didn't save Fiona. It is simply said that no one came to save her at all. It's possible though that like all the other knights, he was killed by Dragon.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Shrek The Third'' he actually tries to ''slash'' Arthur, a helpless kid.
** He also has Donkey and Dragon's babies locked up in a zoo to be ridiculed as freaks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rumpelstiltskin]]
[[quoteright:177:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rumpelstiltskin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Walt Dohrn
->''"Just sign it, and all your problems will disappear."''

Rumpelstiltskin is a short man who makes magical deals (complete with contracts). He is the BigBad of ''Shrek Forever After''.
----
* AmbiguouslyGay: Whereas Charming is just flat-out effeminate, Rumple has extremely flamboyant mannerisms and is obsessed with wigs.
* AxCrazy: The scene with an actual axe is mere icing on the cake.
* BadBoss: Toward the witches.
* BigBad: Far more convincingly than the other, halfway-sympathetic and part-ineffectual villains.
* ABoyAndHisX: He has a giant pet goose named Fifi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His aforementioned obsession with wigs doesn't make him anything less dangerous and effective.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away is a decaying ruin under his rule, with the city itself falling to pieces while he lives a life of extravagance in his palace.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek at this.
* DealWithTheDevil: His job description.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: In the AlternateReality, the Far Far Away he rules is derelict and rotting, while he uses the ogre population and Shrek's pals for slave labor.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Most notably the scene with the glass of water...
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:He reacts with horror when his goose Fifi disappears in the alternate timeline, and again when she's blown up by Fiona in the present timeline.]]
* EvilOverlord: Achieves his goals more than Farquaad could ever have hoped.
* EvilRedhead: Rumple ''is'' actually a redhead, but his "angry wig" symbolizes this trope.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Initially seems to be AffablyEvil... until things fail to go his way.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He didn't care that Shrek's actions helped bring peace to Far Far Away, only that the ogre had ruined his business.
* JackassGenie: While not a genie, the fact that he grants wishes with frequent amounts of LoopholeAbuse in his favor is his M.O.
* LargeHam: Possibly the biggest in the series.
* ManipulativeBastard: His essential function when he's not being a SmugSnake.
* MoralityPet: His goose for him.
* NapoleonComplex: A complex because unlike Farquaad, he's insane.
* SmugSnake: While taking a break from manipulation. This proves to be a mistake.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He looks ''much'' different from his appearance in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fifi]]
[[quoteright:244:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fifi.png]]
--> '''Voiced by:''' Frank Welker

Fifi is Rumpelstiltskin's pet goose. She is also his bodyguard and carriage puller.
----
* CoolPet: A magical goose.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Rumpelstiltskin calls Fifi ''her'' and Fifi doesn't get annoyed by this, meaning he couldn't have been mistaken.
* FluffyTheTerrible: In the alternate universe she's a giant, ferocious goose.
* JerkAss: Fifi has a cranky and bitter character.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Rumpelstiltskin.
* LackOfEmpathy: She doesn't care about Rumpelstiltskin. She is even out of ''sight'' when he is captured.
* PerpetualFrowner: She is never seen smiling. Even when Rumpelstiltskin is throwing a party and when she's being groomed by the Three Little Pigs her expression remains the same.
* ToothyBird: Has prominent sharp teeth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancelot]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_53620.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Krasinski

Sir Lancelot is one of Arthur's classmates in high school. He's very handsome and muscular.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. He is more a {{Jerkass}} toward [[KingArthur Artie]].
* TheBully: An archetype example; he's a bully to the CoolLoser (Arthur).
* JerkJock: A very typical jock-bully archetype, we see him picking on the unfortunate Frollo's Horse during his brief appearance in the third Shrek film, laughing when Frollo's Horse rides on Ms. Hamrack.
* PopularIsDumb: Not quite in the brains department.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's a bully towards Arthur.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Evil Stepsisters]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Larry King (Dorris), Regis Philbin (Mabel)

Cinderella's evil (until their HeelFaceTurn), ugly stepsisters.
----
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Dorris has strong feelings for Prince Charming. Unfortunately, Charming isn't too thrilled about her pursuit.
* {{Gonk}}: Both of them are unusually ugly women, with some doubting their gender.
* HeelFaceTurn: One of the stepsisters. Though it's arguable whether or not she was evil to begin with. Just ugly.
* ShesGotLegs: This is one of the ways Dorris distracts the guards in ''Shrek the Third''. She was concealed behind a wall, and it could've been any of the princesses.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dorris has two rs in her name, instead of one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Pied Piper]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pied_piper.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

The Pied Piper appears briefly in the first film, among the fairy tale creatures exiled in Shrek's swamp, where he rallies many rats with his enchanted flute.

In Shrek Forever After, he is hired by Rumpelstiltskin to capture the ogres by forcing them to dance and follow him with his enchanted flute. He can handle different species (rats, ogres, witches...) or even objects (Rumpelstiltskin's socks) by setting the "target" dial of his flute. He never speaks and only using his flute to communicate. The Piper has no voice, but the flute performance was done by Jeremy Steig (original author William Steig's son).
----
* BountyHunter: His profession in the alternate timeline
* DarkIsEvil: His costume in ''Forever After.''
* TheDragon: Serves as one to Rumpelstiltskin.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He made a brief cameo in the first Shrek, and had his appearance redesigned for Forever After.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: He wears white in the main (good) timeline.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: He only communicates by playing his flute, though Stiltskin can understand him, supposedly.
* MagicMusic: His signature flute, forcing any creature he has it set to dance.
* MagicalFlutist: So magical that he can control anyone.
* NiceHat: One with a stylish red feather in it.
* PsychoForHire: In the alternate timeline.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jack and Jill]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/276476_235320839822695_4088121_n.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Bob Thornton (Jack), Amy Sedaris (Jill)

Jack and Jill are a married, outlaw couple in the film ''Puss in Boots''.
----
* BattleCouple: An evil version, but they are ''very'' effective at fighting.
* BeardOfEvil: Jack has one.
* BeautyMark: Jill has one on the lower left side of her cheek.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: The true villains of Puss in Boots, since Humpty Dumpty was more of a sympathetic villain and was on Puss' side again rather quickly.]]
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: For Humpty, although they were planning to betray him from the start.]]
* TheDeepSouth: Both have southern accents.
* DragonInChief: [[spoiler: They are far more dangerous than Humpty and eventually betray him becoming the true villains of the film.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They do seem to genuinely love each other and treat their pigs like their own children.
* {{Gonk}}: Both are quite ugly.
* {{Jerkass}}es: Mean, greedy, and ugly, Jack and Jill are two nasty outlaws united in a life of crime.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: {{Zig Zagged}}. They are both brutish and violent. However, Jack seems to have a more sensitive side (i.e. he brings up the idea of them having a baby.)
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: {{Inverted}}. Throughout the film, Jack suggests to Jill that they settle down and raise a child together, such as his favorite piglet Hamhock. Jill, however, is completely against the idea, preferring the criminal life instead.
* NiceHat: Jack wears a tall, grey one.
* OutlawCouple: They rob, terrorize, and murder together.
* PetTheDog: They also love and treat their pet pigs like their own kids.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: They turn on Humpty despite helping his plan. Subverted in that Humpty was on Puss' side again by this point.]]
* TrampledUnderfoot: [[spoiler:Both are crushed by the Great Terror during the climax.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: Despite being an {{outlaw couple}}, Jack and Jill have a genuinely loving marriage.
[[/folder]]
21st Jun '17 8:51:45 AM BatmanKalEl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[foldercontrol]]

!!Main Characters

[[folder:Shrek]]
[[quoteright:181:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_of_shrek_fame_1781.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MikeMyers
->''"Now ogres, they're much worse [than giants]. They'll make a suit from your freshly peeled skin; they'll shave your liver; squeeze the jelly from your eyes! Which, actually, is quite good on toast."''

A grumpy, gross, but not unlikable ogre who lives alone in a Swamp, at least, initially, as he finds to his utter displeasure Fairytale creatures are dumped into his land by Lord Farquaad to keep them away. He initially starts off with resentment towards everyone, but as he journeys on, he becomes way more sociable and open.

to:

[[foldercontrol]]

!!Main Characters

[[folder:Shrek]]
[[quoteright:181:http://static.
[[index]]
* [[Characters/ShrekMainCharacters Main Characters]]
[[/index]]

!!Allies

[[folder:Gingy]]
[[quoteright:131:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_of_shrek_fame_1781.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/gingy_shrek_conrad_vernon.png]]
->''"No, not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!"''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MikeMyers
->''"Now ogres, they're much worse [than giants]. They'll make a suit from your freshly peeled skin; they'll shave your liver; squeeze the jelly from your eyes! Which, actually,
Conrad Vernon

The Gingerbread Man aka Gingy
is quite good on toast."''

A grumpy, gross, but not unlikable ogre who lives alone in
a Swamp, at least, initially, live talking gingerbread man and one of Shrek's friends. He is also known as he finds "Gingy" and was created by The Muffin Man. He is small and a fast runner, making him difficult to his utter displeasure Fairytale creatures are dumped into his land by Lord Farquaad to keep them away. catch. He initially starts off is made out of a normal carved-out gingerbread with resentment towards everyone, but as he journeys on, he becomes way more sociable icing and open.gumdrop buttons.



* AbusiveParents: At least his father was. Closest we ever heard about his family is when he tells Artie that his father tried to eat him once.[[note]]''Shrek the Musical'' tells us that his parents kicked him out when he was ''seven years old'' to fend for himself. Then again, that may be more a case of ValuesDissonance since it seems to be ogre tradition, and they do seem to feel bad about it. However, the musical doesn't seem to be canon.[[/note]] This is probably the main reason behind Shrek's fear of becoming a parent.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Shrek isn't exactly the leanest ogre around, especially compared to the ogres in ''Forever After'', but he can hold his own.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: His book counterpart is much uglier.
* AdaptationalHeroism:
** In the sense that he is inverting the traditional role of [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the ogres]] as villains in the Fairly Tales.
** Played straight in regards to the book, where Shrek was very much a VillainProtagonist.
* AdiposeRex: When acting as regent in the third movie.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He suffers the feelings of this when he feels that nobody likes him because they believe him to be a roaring monster. This exchange sums it up quite well:
-->'''Donkey''': What's your problem with the whole world?\\
'''Shrek''': I'm not the one with the problem. It's the ''world'' that seems to have a problem with ''me''! People take one look at me and go "AAH! Help, run! A big, stupid, ugly ogre!" *sigh* They judge me before they even know me. That's why I'm better off alone.
* AlmostKiss: With Fiona in the first movie, [[MomentKiller before Donkey ruins the moment.]]
* AmazonChaser: He clearly appreciates Fiona's ability with martial arts.
* AntiHero: He starts of as a PragmaticHero before CharacterDevelopment kicks in during the final act of the first movie. Throughout the rest of the saga, he is more or less a KnightInSourArmor. In fact, he is a KnightInSourArmor when he rescues Fiona in the first movie.
* BadassBoast: See his quote.
* BaldOfAwesome: Being an ogre.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Ogre Shrek is not very eye-catching. But as a human? Total hunk.
* BigFun: In a JerkWithAHeartOfGold sense.
* TheBigGuy: In addition to being TheHero.
* BilingualBonus: His name is a derivative form of the German and Yiddish word for '''terror''' (S'''c'''hre'''c'''k/Shre'''c'''k).
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Brooding Boy (is secretly insecure and lonely) to Fiona's Gentle Girl (kind and nurturing).
* BrutalHonesty: Especially with Donkey, with poor results.
-->'''Shrek''': Stop singing! It's no wonder you don't have any friends.
-->'''Donkey''': Wow. Only a true friend would be that cruelly honest.
* CharacterDevelopment: Shrek comes to let go of his IWorkAlone mentality and be appreciative of his family and friends.
* ChickMagnet: Becomes one after he turns human. He's this except to the woman he wanted to impress, who loved him the way he already was.
* ComedicSociopathy: Somewhat in the first two movies.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father tried to ''eat'' him when he was just a kid. He then spent the next years in isolation from others...because they only saw him as a monster. It wasn't until the events of the first film that he was able to bring himself out of this and accept love into his life.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Shrek is an Ogre that can bring fear to the people but is also more noble than his [[LightIsNotGood enemies who are usually people seen as heroic but are non-heroic jerks in comparison]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Is he ''ever''. So often that it's sort of his icon.
-->'''Donkey''': Hey, you know what I think? [[CaptainObvious I think this whole wall thing is a way to keep somebody out.]]
-->'''Shrek''': Noo...you think?
* DealWithTheDevil: In the fourth movie.
* DisneyDeath: Near the end of [[spoiler:''Forever After.'']]
* DotingParent: Despite initial fears of being a parent, Shrek loves his children very much.
* TheDreaded: Is this among humans at the start of the series.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: A genuinely [[TearJerker tearjerking]] example to [[spoiler:the alternate Fiona near the end of ''Forever After.'']]
--> "Do you know what the best part about today was, Fiona? I got the chance to fall in love with you, all over again."
* ExpressiveEars: His ears will usually show his mood. If he is happy his ears will erect if he is sad they will usually go down.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Choleric
* FreudianSlip: "You're going to be a father!"
* FriendlessBackground: This doesn't seem to bother him, though. At least, on the surface it doesn't seem like it does.
* {{Gasshole}}: A species trait, apparently.
* GentleGiant: Or gentle ogre. There's a difference. He tries his best to be, but he can be pretty careless.
* GirlySkirtTwirl: PlayedForLaughs in the fourth film when he crashes a wedding early on in the Alternate Universe part of the film. No points for guessing who he's dressed as in this scene.
* GoodParents: With Fiona at the end of the third film and later on. He is hesitant about his abilities to be one when he first discovers he is going to be a father, given his own past. He has trouble adapting in the fourth film but loves his children dearly.
* GrumpyBear: Much moreso in the first film but it never truly fades away.
* HappilyMarried: With Fiona, though they go through their ups and downs.
* TheHermit: Since he's an ogre, he isn't really accepted by people, and thinks that this life is better than nothing.
* TheHero: Not that he ever set out to be one.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Even when they're not really heroes.
* HeroicBSOD: In ''Shrek 2''.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Due to being an ogre. Only in the first two movies, though -- in the latter two, he has been accepted by the public and is in fact admired as sort of a local hero and role model.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Donkey.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Fiona is really petite compared to Shrek, even as both ogres or humans.
* {{Hunk}}: His human form replaces all of his fat with muscle. He instantly charms three farm girls the second they lay eyes on him.
* InkSuitActor: A vague resemblance can be seen in his human form.
* InsecureLoveInterest:
** In the first movie, Shrek seemed like he was going to propose to Fiona, but stopped when he thought that Fiona and Donkey were talking behind his back.
** Expanded on in the second movie. He thinks that Fiona would prefer a "Prince Charming", so he goes off to try and find a magical to become one for her.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Fiona when she's still human.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: "[[HiddenDepths Ogres have layers.]]" Or perhaps just a small JerkassFacade.
* KavorkaMan: He's an ugly and stinky ogre but manages to attract the beautiful princess Fiona after they bond over common interests. Also in the third film, a high school student wishes to go to home coming with him because she's into mythical creatures.
* KnightInSourArmor: Fits the first type mostly.
* LargeHam: "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY SWAAAAMMMMPPPPP?!!!!!!!!!!!"
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from the Yiddish word "Schreck", which means "fright". Given that most people are terrified of Ogres, it's an appropriate moniker.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Even after getting married. He just wants his privacy.
* MoralDissonance: A bit. Some of Shrek's everyday actions may be objectionable, but the movies never call him out on it, [[{{Gasshole}} instead]] [[ComedicSociopathy playing it]] [[RuleOfFunny for laughs]].[[note]]This might just be a mild case of BlueAndOrangeMorality. To an ogre, Shrek's everyday actions are not objectionable.[[/note]]
* OnlySaneMan: To Donkey and Puss.
* PanickyExpectantFather: Shrek finds out from Fiona that he is going to be a father and has a nightmare about being a parent. His fears aren't that his life is going to change but he is afraid that he will be an abusive parent. Given his own experiences with his father, it makes perfect sense why he felt this way. At the end of the film, he learns to accept parenthood and proves to be a good parent.
* PapaWolf: Prominently in the fourth movie. It's when Rumpel mocks him on the fact that his children do not exist that he goes ballistic. Also acts like this towards Donkey at times, but he'll never admit it.
* RagsToRoyalty: Though the "Royalty" part did not fare well with him.
* RescueRomance: He was meant to rescue Fiona for Lord Farquaad, but they ended up falling for each other; thus ending the fairytale how it was supposed to be when they get married at the end but with a twist of a princess marrying the monster.
* SeductionProofMarriage: He had a number of admirers when he became a handsome human but he was only interested in Fiona.
* StoutStrength: Incredibly strong, despite his obesity.
* TerrifyingRescuer: Until Fiona realizes he's actually a much better prospect than the prince.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite how he can be, Shrek is extremely loyal to those he cares about such as his friends and family.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Donkey.

to:

* AbusiveParents: At least his father was. Closest we ever heard about his family is when he tells Artie that his father tried to eat him once.[[note]]''Shrek the Musical'' tells us that his parents kicked him out when he was ''seven years old'' to fend for himself. Then again, that may be more a case of ValuesDissonance since it seems to be ogre tradition, and they do seem to feel bad about it. However, the musical doesn't seem to be canon.[[/note]] This is probably the main reason behind Shrek's fear of becoming a parent.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Shrek isn't exactly the leanest ogre around, especially compared to the ogres in ''Forever After'', but he can hold his own.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: His book counterpart is much uglier.
* AdaptationalHeroism:
**
AnArmAndALeg: In the sense that he is inverting the traditional role of [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the ogres]] as villains in the Fairly Tales.
** Played straight in regards to the book, where Shrek was very much a VillainProtagonist.
* AdiposeRex: When acting as regent in the third movie.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He suffers the feelings of this when he feels that nobody likes him because they believe him to be a roaring monster. This exchange sums it up quite well:
-->'''Donkey''': What's your problem with the whole world?\\
'''Shrek''': I'm not the one with the problem. It's the ''world'' that seems to have a problem with ''me''! People take one look at me and go "AAH! Help, run! A big, stupid, ugly ogre!" *sigh* They judge me before they even know me. That's why I'm better off alone.
* AlmostKiss: With Fiona in
the first movie, [[MomentKiller before Donkey ruins Farquaad tears off both of his legs, crumbling one to powder. The remaining leg is grafted back on, and by the moment.time of the second film, he's gotten a new replacement leg.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Was probably not meant as AnAesop, and merely a horrifying ghost story to scare Shrek, but in ''Bride of Gingy'', he was kicked out by his girlfriend and asked the baker to bake him a ginger bride. He wanted too much sugar so she would be sweet and never leave him, despite warnings from the baker that it could have consistent side effects. When Sugar later wakes up, she turns out to be pleasant at first, but slowly seems more attached to him and eventually becomes AxCrazy by [[{{Yandere}} desperation of wanting him]], and more catastrophes are followed. This would never have happened if Gingy hadn't wished for too much sugar in her.
-->'''Sugar''': [[MadnessMantra We will be together forever. And ever and ever and ever...
]]
* AmazonChaser: He clearly appreciates Fiona's ability with martial arts.
BerserkButton: Do ''not'' remove his gumdrop buttons. This warning is ''extra'' bold regarding Mongo.
* AntiHero: He starts of as ButtMonkey: In his first scene, he's being interrogated by Lord Farquaad.
* ChewToy: Narrowly escapes becoming
a PragmaticHero before CharacterDevelopment kicks in during the final act literal example... most of the first movie. Throughout the rest of the saga, he is more or less a KnightInSourArmor. In fact, he is a KnightInSourArmor when he rescues Fiona in the first movie.
* BadassBoast: See his quote.
* BaldOfAwesome: Being an ogre.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Ogre Shrek is not very eye-catching. But as a human? Total hunk.
* BigFun: In a JerkWithAHeartOfGold sense.
* TheBigGuy: In addition to being TheHero.
* BilingualBonus: His name is a derivative form of the German and Yiddish word for '''terror''' (S'''c'''hre'''c'''k/Shre'''c'''k).
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Brooding Boy (is secretly insecure and lonely) to Fiona's Gentle Girl (kind and nurturing).
* BrutalHonesty: Especially with Donkey, with poor results.
-->'''Shrek''': Stop singing! It's no wonder you don't have any friends.
-->'''Donkey''': Wow. Only a true friend would be that cruelly honest.
* CharacterDevelopment: Shrek comes to let go of his IWorkAlone mentality and be appreciative of his family and friends.
* ChickMagnet: Becomes one after he turns human. He's this except to the woman he wanted to impress, who loved him the way he already was.
* ComedicSociopathy: Somewhat in the first two movies.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father tried to ''eat'' him when he was just a kid. He then spent the next years in isolation from others...because they only saw him as a monster. It wasn't until the events of the first film that he was able to bring himself out of this and accept love into his life.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Shrek is an Ogre that can bring fear to the people but is also more noble than his [[LightIsNotGood enemies who are usually people seen as heroic but are non-heroic jerks in comparison]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Is he ''ever''. So often that it's sort of his icon.
-->'''Donkey''': Hey, you know what I think? [[CaptainObvious I think this whole wall thing is a way to keep somebody out.]]
-->'''Shrek''': Noo...you think?
* DealWithTheDevil: In the fourth movie.
* DisneyDeath: Near the end of [[spoiler:''Forever After.'']]
* DotingParent: Despite initial fears of being a parent, Shrek loves his children very much.
* TheDreaded: Is this among humans at the start of the series.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: A genuinely [[TearJerker tearjerking]] example to [[spoiler:the alternate Fiona near the end of ''Forever After.'']]
--> "Do you know what the best part about today was, Fiona? I got the chance to fall in love with you, all over again."
* ExpressiveEars: His ears will usually show his mood. If he is happy his ears will erect if he is sad they will usually go down.
time.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Choleric
Leukine
* FreudianSlip: "You're going to be ThoseTwoGuys: With Pinocchio.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Forever After'', AU!Gingy is
a father!"
* FriendlessBackground: This
BadassAdorable gladiator who fights animal crackers with a lollipop. It doesn't seem to bother him, though. At least, on the surface it doesn't seem like it does.
* {{Gasshole}}: A species trait, apparently.
* GentleGiant: Or gentle ogre. There's a difference. He tries his best to be, but he can be pretty careless.
* GirlySkirtTwirl: PlayedForLaughs in the fourth film when he crashes a wedding early on in the Alternate Universe part of the film. No points for guessing who he's dressed as in this scene.
* GoodParents: With Fiona at the end of the third film and later on. He is hesitant about his abilities to be one when he first discovers he is going to be a father, given his own past. He has trouble adapting in the fourth film but loves his children dearly.
* GrumpyBear: Much moreso in the first film but it never truly fades away.
* HappilyMarried: With Fiona, though they go through their ups and downs.
* TheHermit: Since he's an ogre, he isn't really accepted by people, and thinks that this life is better than nothing.
* TheHero: Not that he ever set out to be one.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Even when they're not really heroes.
* HeroicBSOD: In ''Shrek 2''.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Due to being an ogre. Only in the first two movies, though -- in the latter two, he has been accepted by the public and is in fact admired as sort of a local hero and role model.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Donkey.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Fiona is really petite compared to Shrek, even as both ogres or humans.
* {{Hunk}}: His human form replaces all of his fat with muscle. He instantly charms three farm girls the second they lay eyes on him.
* InkSuitActor: A vague resemblance can be seen in his human form.
* InsecureLoveInterest:
** In the first movie, Shrek seemed like he was going to propose to Fiona, but stopped when he thought that Fiona and Donkey were talking behind his back.
** Expanded on in the second movie. He thinks that Fiona would prefer a "Prince Charming", so he goes off to try and find a magical to become one for her.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Fiona when she's still human.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: "[[HiddenDepths Ogres have layers.]]" Or perhaps just a small JerkassFacade.
* KavorkaMan: He's an ugly and stinky ogre but manages to attract the beautiful princess Fiona after they bond over common interests. Also in the third film, a high school student wishes to go to home coming with him because she's into mythical creatures.
* KnightInSourArmor: Fits the first type mostly.
* LargeHam: "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY SWAAAAMMMMPPPPP?!!!!!!!!!!!"
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from the Yiddish word "Schreck", which means "fright". Given that most people are terrified of Ogres, it's an appropriate moniker.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Even after getting married. He just wants his privacy.
* MoralDissonance: A bit. Some of Shrek's everyday actions may be objectionable, but the movies never call him out on it, [[{{Gasshole}} instead]] [[ComedicSociopathy playing it]] [[RuleOfFunny for laughs]].[[note]]This might just be a mild case of BlueAndOrangeMorality. To an ogre, Shrek's everyday actions are not objectionable.[[/note]]
* OnlySaneMan: To Donkey and Puss.
* PanickyExpectantFather: Shrek finds out from Fiona that he is going to be a father and has a nightmare about being a parent. His fears aren't that his life is going to change but he is afraid that he will be an abusive parent. Given his own experiences with his father, it makes perfect sense why he felt this way. At the end of the film, he learns to accept parenthood and proves to be a good parent.
* PapaWolf: Prominently in the fourth movie. It's when Rumpel mocks him on the fact that his children do not exist that he goes ballistic. Also acts like this towards Donkey at times, but he'll never admit it.
* RagsToRoyalty: Though the "Royalty" part did not fare well with him.
* RescueRomance: He was meant to rescue Fiona for Lord Farquaad, but they ended up falling for each other; thus ending the fairytale how it was supposed to be when they get married at the end but with a twist of a princess marrying the monster.
* SeductionProofMarriage: He had a number of admirers when he became a handsome human but he was only interested in Fiona.
* StoutStrength: Incredibly strong, despite his obesity.
* TerrifyingRescuer: Until Fiona realizes he's
actually make a much better prospect than the prince.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite how he can be,
difference against Shrek is extremely loyal to those he cares about such as his friends and family.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Donkey.
or anyone else.



[[folder:Donkey]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_of_donkey_fame_2389.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy
->''"We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, [[MemeticMutation I'm making waffles]]!"''

Donkey is a miniature talking donkey. He is Shrek's annoying but good-hearted best friend, Dragon's husband and father of the Dronkeys.

to:

[[folder:Donkey]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.
[[folder:Pinocchio]]
[[quoteright:294:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_of_donkey_fame_2389.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pinocchio16.jpg]]
->''"[[ConfusingMultipleNegatives On the contrary. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably...]]"''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EddieMurphy
->''"We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, [[MemeticMutation I'm making waffles]]!"''

Donkey
Cody Cameron

Pinocchio
is a miniature talking donkey. live wooden puppet who befriends Shrek. He is Shrek's annoying but good-hearted best friend, Dragon's husband cannot lie without having his nose growing very long, and father of the Dronkeys.he deeply dreams to become a real boy.



* AbductionIsLove: Flip-flopped. It originally terrified him, but once he realized how lonely his abductor was, he forgave her.
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Averts this. Some of things Donkey says goes completely unnoticed by both the characters and the audience because he's such a MotorMouth.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Donkey can run pretty fast despite being overweight. This is lampshaded by Puss in the third film.
* TheAllegedSteed: {{Lampshaded}} especially in the first Shrek.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Implied when he mentions how some kids bullied him in school.
* AlmostKiss: From Dragon, but Shrek climbs down a chain and pushes Donkey out the way, making it LiteralAssKissing instead, which Dragon wasn't too happy about.
* BetaCouple: With Dragon.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is tolerant to Shrek's insults throughout most of the movie, but he's had enough towards the end and calls him out on it - though it's mostly because Shrek's missing his chance to tell Fiona how he feels.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Donkey can be an oddball.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He becomes this usually before the ending of the movie especially the first film and the fourth one.
* CowardlySidekick: When in action. He forgets to be afraid while talking, which kicks off his relationship with Dragon.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He implied in the fourth film that he was bullied in school. And at some point he was taken in by an owner who was implied to be abusive towards him.
* DeadpanSnarker: He can be sarcastic at times, especially towards Shrek in the first film.
* {{Deuteragonist}}:He was only in this position the first film.
* ADogNamedDog: Well, he is a donkey and his name is Donkey.
* DotingParent: Donkey loves his dronkies and has settled into fatherhood well, much easier than Shrek did.
* ExpressiveEars: His ears often flop down when he's upset, and stick upwards when he's happy.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Sanguine
* FriendlessBackground: By his own admission, he never had friends before meeting Shrek.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Donkey annoys everyone (especially Shrek and Puss) with his constant singing and talking and they can't stand him sometimes and consider him a bit of a nuisance. However, he remains an important member of the team and they do in fact care about him and the three are quite close.
* HappilyMarried: As the BetaCouple, he and Dragon enjoy a more stable relationship than the two ogres...
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shrek.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Obviously implied by his choice of life partner and his four 'little mutant babies!'
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The reason why he keeps annoying Shrek in the first film and doesn't understand that Shrek wants his privacy. He's just happy to hang out with someone.
* InkSuitActor: He was created to look somewhat like Creator/EddieMurphy and a RealLife donkey called Perry.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Dragon.
* {{Keet}}: Donkey is a hyperactive, talkative, funny, sensitive donkey. He enjoys singing, idle chatter and often speaks ebonics, but proves to be rather annoying to those around him (especially Shrek).
* TheLancer: Whether he's much help to TheHero varies.
* LargeHam: He is extremely outgoing especially in the third and fourth Shrek films.
* MomentKiller: When Shrek and Fiona lean in for an AlmostKiss, his head pops in between and he states how romantic the atmosphere is.
* MotorMouth: Which annoys everyone, especially Shrek.
* NiceGuy: As grating as he can be, Donkey is a loyal and kind-hearted being.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Shrek.
* PluckyComicRelief: Easily the funniest character in the movie.
* ThePollyanna: If his stories are to be believed, he hasn't been very well treated in the past. Despite this, he shows pretty much enthusiasm over everything and is never put down by Shrek's sarcastic insults. This could be that he's SarcasmBlind, but the calling out he does to Shrek at the end of the first film could imply that he's fully aware of Shrek's bad demeanor; he just chooses to ignore it.
* SanityBall: Shrek will occasionally try to do something mean and receive a glare from Donkey.
* SarcasmBlind: Much to [[DeadpanSnarker Shrek]]'s irritation.
* SelfDeprecation: As a way to insult Puss In Boots.
---> '''Donkey''': I'm sorry, the position of annoying talking animal has already been filled.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Shrek and Fiona.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Small only by comparison to Shrek, but he fits this trope. He lampshaded this in ''Shrek 2''.
-->'''Donkey:''' I'm sorry, the position of Annoying Talking Animal has already been taken!
* TalkingAnimal: A talking donkey.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Puss in the third film.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy to Dragon's huge girl.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Waffles, as a result of {{Flanderization}} based on a comment he made in the first movie. Also parfaits, to a lesser extent -- he named one of his children after them.
* UndyingLoyalty: After Shrek saved Donkey from the knights in the first film, Donkey instantly becomes attached to Shrek. Even after putting up with his abuse and after their falling out, Donkey still is willing to forgive Shrek and is willing to risk his own life for him.
--> "Because that's what friends do. They '''forgive each other!'''"

to:

* AbductionIsLove: Flip-flopped. It originally terrified him, but once he realized how lonely his abductor was, he forgave her.
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Averts this. Some of things Donkey says goes completely unnoticed by both the characters and the audience because he's such a MotorMouth.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Donkey can run pretty fast despite being overweight. This
ConfusingMultipleNegatives: See quote. When asked where Fiona is lampshaded by Puss in the third film.
film, he pulls this trick so he can't lie and his nose wont grow.
* TheAllegedSteed: {{Lampshaded}} especially in the first Shrek.
FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Will he ever become a real boy?
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Implied GagNose: That grows when he mentions how some kids bullied him in school.
lies.
* AlmostKiss: From Dragon, but Shrek climbs down a chain and pushes Donkey out the way, making it LiteralAssKissing instead, which Dragon wasn't too happy about.
* BetaCouple: With Dragon.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is tolerant
GenreSavvy: Even someone as desperate to Shrek's insults throughout most of the movie, but he's had enough towards the end and calls him out on it - though it's mostly because Shrek's missing his chance become a real boy as Pinocchio knows better than to tell Fiona how he feels.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Donkey can be an oddball.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He becomes this usually before the ending of the movie especially the first film and the fourth one.
* CowardlySidekick: When in action. He forgets to be afraid while talking, which kicks off his relationship
trust Rumpelstiltskin with Dragon.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He implied
deals, at least in the fourth film that he was bullied in school. And at some point he was taken in by an owner who was implied to be abusive towards him.
present timeline.
* DeadpanSnarker: He can be sarcastic at times, especially towards Shrek in the first film.
* {{Deuteragonist}}:He was only in this position the first film.
* ADogNamedDog: Well, he is a donkey and his name is Donkey.
* DotingParent: Donkey loves his dronkies and has settled into fatherhood well, much easier than Shrek did.
NiceHat: A wooden, straw-hat.
* ExpressiveEars: His ears often flop down PerversePuppet: He wears ladies' underwear.
* PinocchioNose: It keeps the tendency to grow
when he's upset, and stick upwards when he's happy.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Sanguine
* FriendlessBackground: By his own admission,
he never had friends before meeting Shrek.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Donkey annoys everyone (especially Shrek and Puss) with his constant singing and talking and they can't stand him
tells a lie from the original tale. This is sometimes and consider him a bit of a nuisance. However, he remains an important member of exploited by the team and they do in fact care about him and the three are quite close.
other characters.
* HappilyMarried: As the BetaCouple, he and Dragon enjoy a more stable relationship than the two ogres...
PinocchioSyndrome: He ''is'' Pinocchio, after all.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shrek.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Obviously implied by his choice of life partner and his four 'little mutant babies!'
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The reason why he keeps annoying Shrek in the first film and doesn't understand that Shrek wants his privacy. He's just happy
RunningGag: He always seems to hang out with someone.
* InkSuitActor: He was created
come close to look somewhat like Creator/EddieMurphy and becoming a RealLife donkey called Perry.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Dragon.
* {{Keet}}: Donkey is a hyperactive, talkative, funny, sensitive donkey. He enjoys singing, idle chatter and often speaks ebonics, but proves to be rather annoying to
real boy, only for those around him (especially Shrek).
* TheLancer: Whether he's much help
plans to TheHero varies.
* LargeHam: He is extremely outgoing especially in the third and fourth Shrek films.
* MomentKiller: When Shrek and Fiona lean in for an AlmostKiss, his head pops in between and he states how romantic the atmosphere is.
* MotorMouth: Which annoys everyone, especially Shrek.
* NiceGuy: As grating as he can be, Donkey is a loyal and kind-hearted being.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Shrek.
* PluckyComicRelief: Easily the funniest character in the movie.
* ThePollyanna: If his stories are to be believed, he hasn't been very well treated in the past. Despite this, he shows pretty much enthusiasm over everything and is never put down by Shrek's sarcastic insults. This could be that he's SarcasmBlind, but the calling out he does to Shrek at the end of the first film could imply that he's fully aware of Shrek's bad demeanor; he just chooses to ignore it.
* SanityBall: Shrek will occasionally try to do something mean and receive a glare from Donkey.
* SarcasmBlind: Much to [[DeadpanSnarker Shrek]]'s irritation.
* SelfDeprecation: As a way to insult Puss In Boots.
---> '''Donkey''': I'm sorry, the position of annoying talking animal has already been filled.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Shrek and Fiona.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Small only by comparison to Shrek, but he fits this trope. He lampshaded this
fall short, like in ''Shrek 2''.
-->'''Donkey:''' I'm sorry,
2'', when he does become a boy, only to immediately be turned back by accident, and in ''Forever After'', when he's about to sign a contract to be turned into a real boy, only for the position of Annoying Talking Animal has already been taken!
* TalkingAnimal: A talking donkey.
interaction to be interrupted.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Puss in the third film.
Gingy.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy to Dragon's huge girl.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Waffles, as a result of {{Flanderization}} based on a comment he made in the first movie. Also parfaits, to a lesser extent -- he named one of his children after them.
* UndyingLoyalty: After Shrek saved Donkey from the knights in the first film, Donkey instantly becomes attached to Shrek. Even after putting up with his abuse and after their falling out, Donkey still is willing to forgive Shrek and is willing to risk his own life for him.
--> "Because that's what friends do. They '''forgive each other!'''"
VomitIndiscretionShot: [[NauseaFuel All over Shrek.]]



[[folder:Princess Fiona]]
[[quoteright:165:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_of_fiona_fame_2617.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CameronDiaz
->''"No, it's destiny! You must know how it goes! The Knight rescues the Princess, and then they share true love's first kiss..."''

Princess Fiona is the princess of Far Far Away, the daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian, and Shrek's wife from the end of the first film on. She begins the series as a beautiful princess who transforms into an ogress every night when the sun sets. At the end of the first film, the transforming spell is broken and she permanently takes the form of an ogress when she realizes that Shrek is her true love.

to:

[[folder:Princess Fiona]]
[[quoteright:165:http://static.
[[folder:Dragon]]
[[quoteright:298:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_of_fiona_fame_2617.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_dragon.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CameronDiaz
->''"No, it's destiny! You must know how it goes! The Knight rescues the Princess,
N/A

Dragon is depicted as a ruby-colored dragon who debuts as a ferocious guard challenging Shrek
and then they share true love's first kiss..."''

Donkey in their quest to locate Princess Fiona. As Donkey attempts to distract her, he makes the realization that Dragon is female and successfully manages to charm his way past her. While she plays a minor role in this film, she reappears towards its conclusion at the marriage ceremony of Fiona is and Shrek, in which Donkey takes her as his own bride. They are shown as a married couple by the princess of Far Far Away, the daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian, and Shrek's wife from the end events of the first film on. She begins sequel; her character has a minor role as Donkey chooses to leave home on the series as a beautiful princess who transforms into an ogress every night when grounds that she was behaving uncharacteristically ill-tempered, but is reunited with her husband towards the sun sets. At the end ending of the first film, the transforming spell is broken and she permanently takes the form of an ogress movie when she realizes it appears that Shrek is her true love.grouchy behavior was a result of pregnancy, and presents Donkey with their newborn hybrid children, the Dronkeys.



* ActionGirl: Unlike princesses of fairy tales, she is an expert in hand-to-hand combat with knowledge of Japanese martial arts.
* AdiposeRex: When acting as regent in the third movie.
* AffectionateParody: Fiona is initially portrayed as the archetypal princess from fairy tales, speaking formally in matters of courtship and presenting high expectations of how she is to be rescued, who is to rescue her, and so forth.
* AlmostKiss:
** With Shrek in the first movie, [[MomentKiller before Donkey ruins the moment.]]
** She has this twice with Prince Charming in the second film while she thought he was Shrek, both interrupted by Fiona putting a rose in her mouth and the real Shrek barging in, respectively.
* BadassPrincess: Possibly the definition of this trope. Proves by taking out Robin Hood and his Merry Men by herself. As an ogre, she's even stronger.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Even as an thickly proportioned Ogress, Fiona is still a cutie.
* BraidsOfAction: Of the single braid variety.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Gentle Girl (kind and nurturing) to Shrek's Brooding Boy (secretly insecure and lonely).
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from wanting a cliche fairytale ending of having her PrinceCharming slay the dragon guarding the castle she was imprisoned in, to learning to love Shrek for who he is. She even becomes an ogre full-time.
* TheChick: But not a DamselInDistress... despite first appearances.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She ''did'' throw a mermaid that was kissing Shrek. To be fair though, she was making out with Shrek before the tide came in.
* ComedicSociopathy: Somewhat in the first 2 movies.
* CuteMonsterGirl: She's still quite pretty for an Ogress.
* DamselOutOfDistress: She went along with her parents' suggestion, even when that meant imitating the classic DamselInDistress, but ever since she roughed up Robin Hood it's been clear that she's actually the other kind.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Cursed by a witch and was forced to live in a secluded tower for her own protection.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: In the second film, Shrek correctly predicts the hostility her father will show him for being an ogre. He gets better, though.
* DotingParent: Fiona adapts quickly to motherhood and loves her children dearly.
* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:In ''Shrek the Third'', the betrayal of her and the other Princesses by Rapunzel, who was in love with Prince Charming.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Both subverted and played straight. Notably, Fiona's perfectly willing to live in squalor with the man she loves, but she's got more of a sense for duty and family - and she's a strong feminist woman to boot.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: While the hairstyle change itself isn't seen in-universe, she wears her hair down in ''Shrek Forever After'''s alternate universe as part of the ogre warrior clan.
* FieryRedhead: Lampshaded.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic
* {{Gasshole}}: Although she sometimes does try being ladylike about this.
* GirlInTheTower: First movie.
* GoodParents: With Shrek at the end of the third film, and the start of the fourth. She loves her children dearly and has a much easier time adapting to parenthood than Shrek.
* HappilyMarried: With Shrek, even through the tough times.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She is really petite compared to Shrek, even when one or the other switches species.
* InkSuitActor: Somehow manages to be this in ''both'' her shapes.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Shrek when she's still human during the day.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Doesn't take off her dress to do martial arts.
* TheLadette: Shrek brings this nature out of her.
* LadyOfWar: Feminine and graceful while doing her WaifFu.
* MealTicket: To Lord Farquaad, who only wanted her title.
* MoralDissonance: She probably didn't mean to feed Ariel [[ThreateningShark to the sharks]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution accidentally frolicking with Shrek]]. The fairies, though... she's perfectly fine [[ComedicSociopathy trapping them in jars.]]
* MoralityPet: For Shrek.
* NiceGirl: Fiona has a sweet and compassionate character.
* OneWomanArmy: Fiona was able to take on and defeat Robin Hood and his crew.
* PregnantBadass: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* RagsToRoyalty: A Snow White, kept in a tower until her curse is reversed.
* RedheadInGreen: She always wear a green dress.
* RescueIntroduction: Shrek and Donkey meet Princess Fiona when they rescue her from her tower.
* RescueRomance: Shrek was meant to rescue her for Lord Farquaad, but they ended up falling for each other.
* SeductionProofMarriage: Fiona has had admirers when she was a beautiful human. But even when offered the chance to be with other men, she is clearly only interested in Shrek.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Fiona fell in love with Shrek after she overhears his HurtingHero speech and realizes that he's actually a kindly guy.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: She had to keep busy somehow while locked away. Guess that Dragon allowed her some personal space.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Huge girl to Farquaad's tiny guy, before she marries Shrek.
* {{Tritagonist}}: To Shrek's protagonist and Donkey's deuteragonist.
* TrueLoveIsExceptional: Fiona was a princess who wanted a cliche fairytale ending of having her PrinceCharming slay the dragon guarding the castle she was imprisoned in, rescue her from the highest rooom in the tallest tower, and giving her a TrueLovesKiss that would break the curse on her (turning into an ogre at night). She ends up with Shrek, who is as far from PrinceCharming as you can get, and their kiss ends up turning her into an ogre permanently (which she's actually okay with). Then the sequel comes along and Fiona is offered the chance to be with Shrek forever -- in human form. Her answer?
-->"I want what every princess wants. To live happily every after... (Shrek leans in to kiss her, but Fiona stops him) ...with the '''''ogre''''' I married."
* UnexplainedAccent: Her parents and most of Far Far Away speak with English accents but she just doesn't for some reason. It could be from growing up in the tower and not being around anyone.
* UptownGirl: A princess who falls in love with a commoner ogre.

to:

* ActionGirl: Unlike princesses of fairy tales, she is an expert AbductionIsLove: Cut her some slack, she's a dragon. Hoarding things ''is'' in hand-to-hand combat with knowledge of Japanese martial arts.
* AdiposeRex: When acting as regent
her nature. Oddly enough, it worked out in the third movie.
end.
* AffectionateParody: Fiona is initially portrayed as the archetypal princess from fairy tales, speaking formally in matters AbhorrentAdmirer: She was this type of courtship and presenting high expectations of how she is to be rescued, who is to rescue her, and so forth.
* AlmostKiss:
** With Shrek
character in the first film towards Donkey.
* AlmostKiss: She almost kisses Donkey in the first film, but Shrek pushes Donkey away in time which leads to LiteralAssKissing.
* BabiesEverAfter: Before Shrek and Fiona, natch.
* BetaCouple: With Donkey.
* CryCute: Manages to [[TheWoobie Woobify]] herself in about three seconds when Donkey finds her feeling sorry for herself next to a lake in the original.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: In the first movie.
* ADogNamedDog: Like her husband, her name is what her species is.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: This isn't ''that sort'' of
movie, [[MomentKiller before Donkey ruins but the moment.double standard is definitely in play. She responds instantly to his flattery and carries him off against his will, then holds him hostage and woos him ''very'' determinedly in hopes that he'll come around: all PlayedForLaughs.
--> '''Donkey:''' Aaaagh! That is ''unwanted physical contact!''
** In some of the Nordic dubs, he flat out says "That's sexual harassment!"
* TheDragon: AU!Dragon to Rumpelstiltskin (in a literal sense, too).
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: She turns out to be a female, [[AbhorrentAdmirer much to Donkey's discomfort.
]]
** She has this twice with Prince Charming in the second film while she thought he was Shrek, both interrupted by Fiona putting a rose in her mouth * FireIsRed: Has deep red scales and the real Shrek barging in, respectively.
* BadassPrincess: Possibly the definition of this trope. Proves by taking out Robin Hood and his Merry Men by herself. As an ogre, she's
breathes fire like any other dragon. Some Chinese bootleggers even stronger.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Even as an thickly proportioned Ogress, Fiona is still a cutie.
* BraidsOfAction: Of the single braid variety.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Gentle Girl (kind and nurturing) to Shrek's Brooding Boy (secretly insecure and lonely).
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from wanting a cliche fairytale ending of having
[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/ROM_hacks#Pok.C3.A9mon_Diamond_2_and_Jade_2 used her PrinceCharming slay the dragon guarding the castle she was imprisoned in, to learning to love Shrek as a stand-in]] for who he is. She even becomes an ogre full-time.
* TheChick: But not
[[PlayingWithFire Charizard]] in a DamselInDistress... despite first appearances.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She ''did'' throw a mermaid that was kissing Shrek. To be fair though, she was making out with Shrek before the tide came in.
''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-rebranded pirated version of ''VideoGame/{{Telefang}}''.
* ComedicSociopathy: Somewhat in FourthDateMarriage: Shrek and Fiona beat them to the first 2 movies.
* CuteMonsterGirl: She's
punch, but it was still quite pretty quick.
* GentleGiant: Believe it or not, she is one.
* HappilyMarried: She and Donkey have a very stable, loving relationship. And 'cute little mutant babies'.
* HeelFaceTurn: A rather quick turn -- all it takes is
for an Ogress.
a fast-talking donkey to woo [[{{SamusIsAGirl}} her]]...
* DamselOutOfDistress: She went along with her parents' suggestion, even when HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Stop thinking about how that meant imitating the classic DamselInDistress, but ever since she roughed up Robin Hood it's been clear that she's actually the other kind.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Cursed by a witch and was forced to live in a secluded tower for her own protection.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: In the second film, Shrek correctly predicts the hostility her father will show him for being an ogre. He gets better, though.
* DotingParent: Fiona adapts quickly to motherhood and loves her children dearly.
* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:In ''Shrek the Third'', the betrayal of her and the other Princesses by Rapunzel, who was in love with Prince Charming.
works exactly! [[BrainBleach I warned you.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Both subverted InterspeciesRomance: Desperate to avoid being eaten, Donkey starts flattering her outrageously. The results are... unexpected: at first Donkey is terrified, then trying desperately to weasel his way out of it, then resigned... and played straight. Notably, Fiona's perfectly willing to live in squalor with by the man time the second movie starts ''she's'' the one who wants some space.
* LiteralAssKissing: Unintentionally invoked. She was preparing to kiss Donkey. Shrek knocks Donkey off her, only to end up being kissed himself, right on the place that you'd expect. As soon as
she loves, but found out what happened, she wasn't happy. It would still be ass kissing if it were Donkey.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Initially appears to be your average guardian fire-breather. Turns out
she's got sapient and much more developed than classic fairytale dragons, although she doesn't speak, and she can interact with society - at least to the extent of a sense choosing not to set it on fire.
* SamusIsAGirl: Donkey didn't realize this till he starts fast talking her. Really improved his survival chances afterward.
* TheSpeechless: Expresses herself with bass animal voices. Donkey does enough speaking
for duty both of them.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: She speaks in low grunts
and family - and she's a strong feminist woman to boot.
roars, which Donkey can still understand.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: While the hairstyle change itself isn't seen in-universe, she wears her hair down in SuddenlyVoiced: ''Shrek Forever After'''s alternate universe as part the Musical'', the musical adaptation of the ogre warrior clan.
* FieryRedhead: Lampshaded.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic
* {{Gasshole}}: Although she sometimes does try being ladylike about this.
* GirlInTheTower: First movie.
* GoodParents: With Shrek at the end of the third
first film, and gives Dragon the start of ability to speak in order to help establish her character more easily (due to the fourth. She loves her children dearly and has a much easier little stage time adapting to parenthood than Shrek.that she gets). She even gets her own solo.
* HappilyMarried: With Shrek, even through TailSlap: Used on [[spoiler: a stone tower, which falls and crushes Prince Charming]] in the tough times.
third film.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She is really petite compared TinyGuyHugeGirl: Huge girl to Shrek, even when one or the other switches species.
* InkSuitActor: Somehow manages to be this in ''both'' her shapes.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Shrek when she's still human during the day.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Doesn't take off her dress to do martial arts.
* TheLadette: Shrek brings this nature out of her.
* LadyOfWar: Feminine and graceful while doing her WaifFu.
* MealTicket: To Lord Farquaad, who only wanted her title.
* MoralDissonance: She probably didn't mean to feed Ariel [[ThreateningShark to the sharks]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution accidentally frolicking with Shrek]]. The fairies, though... she's perfectly fine [[ComedicSociopathy trapping them in jars.
Donkey's tiny guy. [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Makes you question things...]]
* MoralityPet: For Shrek.
* NiceGirl: Fiona has a sweet and compassionate character.
* OneWomanArmy: Fiona was able to take on and defeat Robin Hood and his crew.
* PregnantBadass: In
TheWorfEffect: Used in ''Shrek the Third''.
* RagsToRoyalty: {{Tsundere}}: Type A Snow White, kept in a tower until her curse is reversed.
* RedheadInGreen: She always wear a green dress.
* RescueIntroduction: Shrek and Donkey meet Princess Fiona when they rescue her from her tower.
* RescueRomance: Shrek was meant to rescue her for Lord Farquaad, but they ended up falling for each other.
* SeductionProofMarriage: Fiona has had admirers when she was a beautiful human. But even when offered the chance to be with other men, she is clearly only interested
''Shrek''. Ditched in Shrek.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Fiona fell in love with Shrek after she overhears his HurtingHero speech and realizes that he's actually a kindly guy.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: She had to keep busy somehow while locked away. Guess that Dragon allowed her some personal space.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Huge girl to Farquaad's tiny guy, before she marries Shrek.
* {{Tritagonist}}: To Shrek's protagonist and Donkey's deuteragonist.
* TrueLoveIsExceptional: Fiona was a princess who wanted a cliche fairytale ending of having her PrinceCharming slay the dragon guarding the castle she was imprisoned in, rescue her from the highest rooom in the tallest tower, and giving her a TrueLovesKiss that would break the curse on her (turning into an ogre at night). She ends up with Shrek, who is as far from PrinceCharming as you can get, and their kiss ends up turning her into an ogre permanently (which she's actually okay with). Then the sequel comes along and Fiona is offered the chance to be with Shrek forever -- in human form. Her answer?
-->"I want what every princess wants. To live happily every after... (Shrek leans in to kiss her, but Fiona stops him) ...with the '''''ogre''''' I married."
* UnexplainedAccent: Her parents and most of Far Far Away speak with English accents but she just doesn't for some reason. It could be from growing up in the tower and not being around anyone.
* UptownGirl: A princess who falls in love with a commoner ogre.
all following installments.



[[folder:Puss in Boots]]
[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_of_puss_in_boots_fame_2173.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AntonioBanderas (films), Eric Bauza (''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' Creator/{{Netflix}} series)
->''"Pray for mercy from Puss!... in Boots."''

Puss in Boots is Shrek's sidekick. Loosely based on the fairytale character Literature/PussInBoots as well as being a kind of parody of Franchise/{{Zorro}}, he is a smooth-talking cat with a Spanish accent, usually wearing a cavalier's hat, a belt with a sword, a small black cape, and small Corinthian boots. Puss first appears as a main character in Shrek 2. He often overpowers his enemies by distracting them with his "cute kitten" looks. He also [[FurryReminder exhibits common cat behavior]] such as coughing up hairballs and chasing spotlights, usually resulting in his defeat or capture.

to:

[[folder:Puss in Boots]]
[[quoteright:220:http://static.
[[folder:The Dronkeys]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_of_puss_in_boots_fame_2173.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/dronkeys.png]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AntonioBanderas (films), Eric Bauza (''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' Creator/{{Netflix}} series)
->''"Pray for mercy from Puss!... in Boots."''

Puss in Boots is Shrek's sidekick. Loosely based on
N/A

Dronkeys are
the fairytale character Literature/PussInBoots as well as being a kind hybrid offspring of parody of Franchise/{{Zorro}}, he is a smooth-talking cat with a Spanish accent, usually wearing a cavalier's hat, a belt with a sword, a small black cape, Dragon and small Corinthian boots. Puss first appears as a main character Donkey. They are introduced in Shrek 2. He often overpowers his enemies by distracting them 2 as little more than a stinger gag. Audience members missed having Dragon in the film, as was revealed to the filmmakers during test screenings. Dragon reunites with his "cute kitten" looks. He also [[FurryReminder exhibits common cat behavior]] such as coughing up hairballs Donkey in Far Far Away, only to have a surprise for him in tow—six young hybrid donkey-dragon children, who take to their father immediately. Donkey is delighted, and chasing spotlights, usually resulting in his defeat or capture. dubs the dronkeys "our little mutant babies". Their names are revealed to be Eclair, Bananas, Peanut, Parfait, Coco and Debbie.



* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Puss is often seen cutting neat holes in glass windows with a single claw.
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: He only wears a hat and boots.
* AdaptationalBadass: His fairy tale counterpart ''did'' kill an ogre, but only by tricking him into turning into a mouse and eating him. This version, however, took on Shrek (who'd been established as an excellent fighter by the time of their confrontation) in personal combat and nearly won. And his other feats throughout the franchise show that this was ''not'' a fluke. This stands in contrast to the literary Puss, who never showed any kind of exceptional combat prowess, and got ahead through guile.
* AmazonChaser: After learning that the masked cat, Kitty Softpaws, was a woman, he was immediately impressed by her skill.
* AmbiguouslyBi: In the second movie, when he hears the Ugly Stepsister describe how handsome Prince Charming is, he replies with "Mmm. He sounds dreamy."
* AntiHero: When he first appeared he had no qualms about murdering Shrek for money. However, he shows a clear sense of ethics by joining Shrek in gratitude for saving him and quickly becomes a good guy for the rest of the series.
* BadassAdorable: Well, he IS a cat, but also one of the most feared and skilled in the series.
* BadassCape: Dons one from time to time.
* BadassMustache: It's actually whiskers!
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In his youth, Puss defended Humpty from bullies because the former defended ''Puss'' from the same said bullies.
* BigBrotherMentor: During his stay in San Lorenzo in the Netflix series, he took up this role for the children of that town (to their glee and to the ire of [[SitcomArchNemesis Senora Zapata]].)
* BreakoutCharacter: He was a supporting character who first appeared in Shrek 2 as an assassin on Shrek and Donkey's life before making amends and joining them as a PowerTrio in all the other sequels. Audience and critics alike gave him credit for stealing the show and now has his own movie spin-off, which has been [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel well-received]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: Pray for mercy from Puss... in Boots!
* CaptainErsatz: Of Franchise/{{Zorro}}, [[ActorAllusion another character that Banderas portrayed at one point]] and which Creator/{{Disney}} was also connected to; this one is pure AffectionateParody. In ''Forever After'''s alternate universe, he becomes a {{Garfield}} {{Expy}}.
* TheCasanova: Towards female cats.
* ChickMagnet: The ladies, either human or feline, are smitten with him.
* CoolSword: A traditional rapier. He upgrades to a more ornate model featuring a cat head on the pommel for his own movie.
* CutenessProximity: The common reaction to his "kitty" mode ''is'' this trope.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His spinoff movie delves into his previous life -- he was abandoned as a baby and was taken into an OrphanageOfLove where he was raised by the kindly caretaker and befriended Humpty. However, his life became more troubled when his friend tricked him into stealing his home's money. Unable to explain the situation, he fled. And later on, he somehow ended up as an assassin for hire.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Especially after his HeelFaceTurn.
* DashingHispanic: As voiced by Antonio Banderas.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In ''Shrek 2'', Puss is hired by the king to assassinate Shrek. However, unlike his fairy tale counterpart, he does not try to trick the ogre into changing into a mouse, but instead makes a direct, frontal assault on Shrek, which works up until the feline gags on a hairball, spitting it up. Shrek and Donkey spare his life, and Puss proposes to the ogre he owes a life debt to him, in thanks. Although there is some tension/rivalry between Puss and Donkey (who seems nervous that Puss is taking his place as "annoying talking animal"), the three eventually become close friends and allies.
* EasilyForgiven: After beating the everliving crap out of Shrek, the latter does not do much in revenge other than threatening to kill him. Shrek agrees to let him help them out.
* {{Expy}}:
** Of ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}''. Being voiced by Creator/AntonioBanderas will do that.
** Also, ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'', in ''Shrek Forever After'', plus a comment in the second film:
-->'''Puss''': [[ShoutOut I hate Mondays.]]
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Phlegmatic
* [[SixthRanger Fourth Ranger]]: Joins the original trio and is there to stay.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: In the prequel.
* GratuitousSpanish: And then some.
%% * HitmanWithAHeart
* LightningBruiser: Cats are ''very'' fast on their feet.
* NiceHat: Briefly goes without in the fourth movie, but then reclaims it along with his Badassery.
* NiceShoes: It's in his name.
* MeaningfulName: A pussy cat named Puss.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Just as likely to use his pintsize status to look cute. Beware.
* {{Pride}}: In the show WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots many problems are caused by Puss insisting he has to be the best at everything, refusal to ask for help, or unwilling to listen thinking he knows better.
* PuppyDogEyes: ''Very'' effective; in fact it's what got him on Shrek's good side in the first place. Unfortunately it isn't quite as effective when he tries to do it in ''Shrek 3'' while in Donkey's body.
* TheSmartGuy
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Donkey in the third movie.
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', Puss shows levels of stupidity not displayed in any of the films, whether it's being unable to solve riddles when given the answer, to most of the second season where his pride and stupidity cause most of the problems.
* UnderhandedHero: He's a stealthy and cunning swordsman, who uses his size to his advantage in a fight, and who is more than willing to use his adorable appearance to throw his opponents off guard.
* ZorroMark: He homages this in ''Shrek 2'' by slashing a "P" in a tree.

to:

* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Puss is often seen cutting neat holes in glass windows with a single claw.
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: He only wears a hat
AerithAndBob: Their names are Peanut, Cocoa, Bananas, Parfait, and boots.
Debbie.
* AdaptationalBadass: His fairy tale counterpart ''did'' kill an ogre, but only by tricking him into turning into a mouse and eating him. This version, however, took on Shrek (who'd been established as an excellent fighter by the time of their confrontation) in personal combat and nearly won. And his other feats throughout the franchise show that this was ''not'' a fluke. This stands in contrast to the literary Puss, who never showed any kind of exceptional combat prowess, and got ahead through guile.
* AmazonChaser: After learning that the masked cat, Kitty Softpaws, was a woman, he was immediately impressed by her skill.
* AmbiguouslyBi: In the second movie, when he hears the Ugly Stepsister describe how handsome Prince Charming is, he replies with "Mmm. He sounds dreamy."
* AntiHero: When he first appeared he had no qualms about murdering Shrek for money. However, he shows a clear sense of ethics by joining Shrek in gratitude for saving him and quickly becomes a good guy
AllThereInTheManual: Merchandise for the rest of the series.
* BadassAdorable: Well, he IS a cat, but also one of the most feared and skilled in the series.
* BadassCape: Dons one from time to time.
* BadassMustache: It's actually whiskers!
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In his youth, Puss defended Humpty from bullies because the former defended ''Puss'' from the same said bullies.
* BigBrotherMentor: During his stay in San Lorenzo in the Netflix series, he took up this role for the children of that town (to their glee and to the ire of [[SitcomArchNemesis Senora Zapata]].)
* BreakoutCharacter: He was a supporting character who first appeared in Shrek 2 as an assassin on Shrek and Donkey's life before making amends and joining them as a PowerTrio in all the other sequels. Audience and critics alike gave him credit for stealing the show and now has his own movie spin-off, which has been [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel well-received]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: Pray for mercy from Puss... in Boots!
* CaptainErsatz: Of Franchise/{{Zorro}}, [[ActorAllusion another character that Banderas portrayed at one point]] and which Creator/{{Disney}} was also connected to; this one is pure AffectionateParody. In ''Forever After'''s alternate universe, he becomes a {{Garfield}} {{Expy}}.
* TheCasanova: Towards female cats.
* ChickMagnet: The ladies, either human or feline, are smitten with him.
* CoolSword: A traditional rapier. He upgrades to a more ornate model featuring a cat head on the pommel for his own movie.
* CutenessProximity: The common reaction to his "kitty" mode ''is'' this trope.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His spinoff movie delves into his previous life -- he was abandoned as a baby and was taken into an OrphanageOfLove where he was raised by the kindly caretaker and befriended Humpty. However, his life became more troubled when his friend tricked him into stealing his home's money. Unable to explain the situation, he fled. And later on, he somehow ended up as an assassin for hire.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Especially after his HeelFaceTurn.
* DashingHispanic: As voiced by Antonio Banderas.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In ''Shrek 2'', Puss is hired by the king to assassinate Shrek. However, unlike his fairy tale counterpart, he does not try to trick the ogre into changing into a mouse, but instead makes a direct, frontal assault on Shrek, which works up until the feline gags on a hairball, spitting it up. Shrek and Donkey spare his life, and Puss proposes to the ogre he owes a life debt to him, in thanks. Although there is some tension/rivalry between Puss and Donkey (who seems nervous that Puss is taking his place as "annoying talking animal"), the three eventually become close friends and allies.
* EasilyForgiven: After beating the everliving crap out of Shrek, the latter does not do much in revenge other than threatening to kill him. Shrek agrees to let him help them out.
* {{Expy}}:
** Of ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}''. Being voiced by Creator/AntonioBanderas will do that.
** Also, ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'', in ''Shrek Forever After'', plus a comment in the second film:
-->'''Puss''': [[ShoutOut I hate Mondays.]]
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Phlegmatic
* [[SixthRanger Fourth Ranger]]: Joins the original trio and is there to stay.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: In the prequel.
* GratuitousSpanish: And then some.
%% * HitmanWithAHeart
* LightningBruiser: Cats are ''very'' fast on their feet.
* NiceHat: Briefly goes without in the fourth movie, but then reclaims it along with his Badassery.
* NiceShoes: It's in his name.
* MeaningfulName: A pussy cat named Puss.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Just as likely to use his pintsize status to look cute. Beware.
* {{Pride}}: In the show WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots many problems are caused by Puss insisting he has to be the best at everything, refusal to ask for help, or unwilling to listen thinking he knows better.
* PuppyDogEyes: ''Very'' effective; in fact it's what got him on Shrek's good side in the first place. Unfortunately it isn't quite as effective when he tries to do it in ''Shrek 3'' while in Donkey's body.
* TheSmartGuy
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Donkey in the third movie.
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', Puss shows levels of stupidity not displayed in any of the films, whether it's being unable to solve riddles when given the answer, to
Dronkeys reveals most of them (With the second season where his pride exception of "Debbie") are named after foods.
* MixAndMatchCritters: They're half dragon
and stupidity cause most half donkey.
* PatchWorkKids: They have traits
of the problems.
both their parents.
* UnderhandedHero: He's a stealthy {{Portmanteau}}: Of "Dragon" and cunning swordsman, who uses his size to his advantage in a fight, and who is more than willing to use his adorable appearance to throw his opponents off guard.
"Donkey".
* ZorroMark: He homages this in WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ending of ''Shrek 2'' by slashing showed six Dronkeys including a "P" red-colored one - named "Eclair" according to merchandise. Though, for some reason she never shows up in a tree.the third movie.



!!Allies

[[folder:Gingy]]
[[quoteright:131:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gingy_shrek_conrad_vernon.png]]
->''"No, not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!"''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Conrad Vernon

The Gingerbread Man aka Gingy is a live talking gingerbread man and one of Shrek's friends. He is also known as "Gingy" and was created by The Muffin Man. He is small and a fast runner, making him difficult to catch. He is made out of a normal carved-out gingerbread with icing and gumdrop buttons.

to:

!!Allies

[[folder:Gingy]]
[[quoteright:131:http://static.
[[folder:Big Bad Wolf]]
[[quoteright:142:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gingy_shrek_conrad_vernon.png]]
->''"No, not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!"''
org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrekthethird_wolf.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Conrad Vernon

Aaron Warner
->''"What?"''

The Gingerbread Man aka Gingy Big Bad Wolf is based loosely on the eponymous fairytale character, but differs from it by being a live talking gingerbread man kind character. He rarely speaks, and one when he does, his voice is somewhat dull and monotonous. He wears a pink dress, recalling the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. In the films, he is friends with the Three Little Pigs, despite an incident in Far Far Away Idol. In the first film, he is among the fairy-tale creatures who are banished to Shrek's friends. He is also known as "Gingy" and was created by The Muffin Man. He is small and a fast runner, making him difficult to catch. He is made out of a normal carved-out gingerbread with icing and gumdrop buttons.swamp.



* AnArmAndALeg: In the first movie, Farquaad tears off both of his legs, crumbling one to powder. The remaining leg is grafted back on, and by the time of the second film, he's gotten a new replacement leg.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Was probably not meant as AnAesop, and merely a horrifying ghost story to scare Shrek, but in ''Bride of Gingy'', he was kicked out by his girlfriend and asked the baker to bake him a ginger bride. He wanted too much sugar so she would be sweet and never leave him, despite warnings from the baker that it could have consistent side effects. When Sugar later wakes up, she turns out to be pleasant at first, but slowly seems more attached to him and eventually becomes AxCrazy by [[{{Yandere}} desperation of wanting him]], and more catastrophes are followed. This would never have happened if Gingy hadn't wished for too much sugar in her.
-->'''Sugar''': [[MadnessMantra We will be together forever. And ever and ever and ever...]]
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' remove his gumdrop buttons. This warning is ''extra'' bold regarding Mongo.
* ButtMonkey: In his first scene, he's being interrogated by Lord Farquaad.
* ChewToy: Narrowly escapes becoming a literal example... most of the time.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Pinocchio.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Forever After'', AU!Gingy is a BadassAdorable gladiator who fights animal crackers with a lollipop. It doesn't actually make a difference against Shrek or anyone else.

to:

* AnArmAndALeg: In AdaptationalHeroism: He is a loyal friend of Shrek and the first movie, Farquaad tears off both of his legs, crumbling one to powder. The remaining leg is grafted back on, and by the time others creatures of the second film, he's gotten a new replacement leg.
Fairly Tales.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Was probably not meant as AnAesop, AmbiguouslyGay: He's seen cuddling up to, then dancing with, one of the knights at Shrek and merely a horrifying ghost story to scare Shrek, but Fiona's wedding.
* CatchPhrase: [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]], almost always said when someone finds him dressed
in ''Bride granny-clothing in an unexpected bed.
* CompositeCharacter: A combination
of Gingy'', he was kicked out by his girlfriend the wolf from "Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs" and asked the baker to bake him a ginger bride. He wanted too much sugar so she would be sweet and never leave him, despite warnings one from "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood".
* {{Crossdresser}}: Spun off
from the baker that it could have consistent side effects. When Sugar later wakes up, she turns out original story -- however, in the ''Shrek'' series, Wolfy isn't seen wearing anything ''except'' Grandma's nightgown.
* DeadpanSnarker: He loves
to be pleasant at first, but slowly seems more attached to him and eventually becomes AxCrazy by [[{{Yandere}} desperation of wanting him]], and more catastrophes are followed. make sarcastic remarks.
-->'''Wolf:'''
This would never have happened if Gingy hadn't wished for too much sugar isn't about how you got trapped at the petting zoo, is it? Cuz that's not scary.
* DefensiveWhat: His catchphrase.
* GenderBender: Wolf's [[spoiler:cursed to become a werewoman during the full moon]]
in her.
-->'''Sugar''': [[MadnessMantra We will be together forever. And ever
the short The Pig Who Cried Werewolf.
* SuperBreath: Following his fairytale counterpart's tendency to huff
and ever and ever...]]
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' remove his gumdrop buttons. This warning is ''extra'' bold regarding Mongo.
* ButtMonkey: In his first scene, he's being interrogated by Lord Farquaad.
* ChewToy: Narrowly escapes becoming a literal example... most of
puff, he has this ability. He uses it to thwart the time.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Pinocchio.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Forever After'', AU!Gingy is a BadassAdorable gladiator who fights animal crackers
Fairy Godmother at one point while the heroes are playing KeepAway with a lollipop. It doesn't actually make a difference against Shrek or anyone else.her wand.



[[folder:Pinocchio]]
[[quoteright:294:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pinocchio16.jpg]]
->''"[[ConfusingMultipleNegatives On the contrary. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably...]]"''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Cody Cameron

Pinocchio is a live wooden puppet who befriends Shrek. He cannot lie without having his nose growing very long, and he deeply dreams to become a real boy.

to:

[[folder:Pinocchio]]
[[quoteright:294:http://static.
[[folder:Harold]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pinocchio16.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38681.jpg]]
->''"[[ConfusingMultipleNegatives On the contrary. I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably...]]"''
-->'''Voiced by:''' Cody Cameron

Pinocchio is a live wooden puppet who befriends Shrek. He cannot lie without having his nose growing very long,
Creator/JohnCleese
->''"No, no, he's right - I'm sorry, to both of you. I only wanted what was best for Fiona, but I can see now she already has it."

King Harold was the king of Far Far Away, husband of Queen Lilian, father of Princess Fiona,
and he deeply dreams to become a real boy.father in-law of Shrek.



* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: See quote. When asked where Fiona is in the third film, he pulls this trick so he can't lie and his nose wont grow.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Will he ever become a real boy?
* GagNose: That grows when he lies.
* GenreSavvy: Even someone as desperate to become a real boy as Pinocchio knows better than to trust Rumpelstiltskin with deals, at least in the present timeline.
* NiceHat: A wooden, straw-hat.
* PerversePuppet: He wears ladies' underwear.
* PinocchioNose: It keeps the tendency to grow when he tells a lie from the original tale. This is sometimes exploited by the other characters.
* PinocchioSyndrome: He ''is'' Pinocchio, after all.
* RunningGag: He always seems to come close to becoming a real boy, only for those plans to fall short, like in ''Shrek 2'', when he does become a boy, only to immediately be turned back by accident, and in ''Forever After'', when he's about to sign a contract to be turned into a real boy, only for the interaction to be interrupted.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gingy.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: [[NauseaFuel All over Shrek.]]

to:

* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: See quote. When asked where BewitchedAmphibians: Inverted; he was originally a frog, but he made a deal with the Fairy Godmother to make him human so he could go out with and eventually marry Lillian.
* DotingParent: Harold loves
Fiona is more than anything else in the third film, he pulls this trick so he can't lie and world. He wants what's best for her but has to change his nose wont grow.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Will he ever become a real boy?
* GagNose: That grows when he lies.
* GenreSavvy: Even someone as desperate to become a real boy as Pinocchio knows better than to trust Rumpelstiltskin with deals, at least in the present timeline.
* NiceHat: A wooden, straw-hat.
idea of what that is.
* PerversePuppet: EasilyForgiven: He wears ladies' underwear.
'''did''' put a hit out of Shrek and locked his daughter in a tower when she was still a child.
* PinocchioNose: It keeps FantasticRacism: Instantly disproves of Shrek because he is an ogre and has turned his daughter into an ogre without even knowing anything about him, even referring to Shrek as a "thing" to Lillian. After awhile, Fiona tires of this and was going to cut him and her mother out of her life. After seeing how strong Fiona and Shrek's love is and seeing that Shrek is a good guy, he accepts Shrek into their family and blesses their marriage.
* TheGoodKing: Even as a frog.
* GoodParents: Despite how much he was against Fiona's marriage to Shrek at first, it's clear that he loves Fiona very much and only wants
the tendency best for her. When he sees how unhappy she was with Prince Charming and realizes how strong Fiona's love for Shrek is, he decides to grow go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and not force her to fall in love with Charming.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Lillian.
* HeroicSacrifice: He didn't die, but he took a magical blast from Fairy Godmother that turned him back into a frog, a form he previously had that he hid from everyone. However, it's implied that being reverted back to his true form did have some role in his death. So his fear of the Fairy Godmother's wrath was completely warranted.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: King Harold was best described as stubborn and unwilling to change. Best evident
when he tells a lie from highly opposed the original tale. This is sometimes exploited by marriage of Shrek and his daughter Fiona. However, he truly believed that he was doing what was right and honestly thought she would be better off with Prince Charming. And to be fair it's implied that at least part of his animosity towards Shrek was out of his fear of retaliation for not upholding his [[DealWithTheDevil deal with]] the other characters.
[[BigBad Fairy Godmother.]] He was correct to be afraid.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: He treats Shrek like crap, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: He loves Fiona, but he doesn't seem to understand her, thinking she'd be better off with Prince Charming than an ogre like Shrek. He comes around at the last minute and accepts that Shrek is right for her.
* PinocchioSyndrome: He ''is'' Pinocchio, His apparent backstory. Fairy Godmother turned him from a frog to a human so he could fall in love with his future wife.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His disapproval of Shrek for being an ogre is a metaphor for how some parents feel about their daughters dating outside their race.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: After he realizes that Fiona is truly in love with Shrek and nothing is going to change her mind about that, he decides to go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. Even
after all.
* RunningGag: He always seems
being threatened by the Fairy Godmother, he still refuses to come close force her into a relationship she doesn't want to be in, even though he knows it will cost him.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: His death kicks off the entire plot of the third film.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:How he ends up
becoming a real boy, only for those plans to fall short, like in ''Shrek 2'', when he does become a boy, only to immediately be turned back by accident, frog again... and in ''Forever After'', when defeating Godmother.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: He went from dismissing Shrek as family because
he's about an ogre to sign a contract to be turned into a real boy, only for the interaction to be interrupted.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gingy.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: [[NauseaFuel All over Shrek.]]
calling him ''son''.



[[folder:Dragon]]
[[quoteright:298:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_dragon.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dragon is depicted as a ruby-colored dragon who debuts as a ferocious guard challenging Shrek and Donkey in their quest to locate Princess Fiona. As Donkey attempts to distract her, he makes the realization that Dragon is female and successfully manages to charm his way past her. While she plays a minor role in this film, she reappears towards its conclusion at the marriage ceremony of Fiona and Shrek, in which Donkey takes her as his own bride. They are shown as a married couple by the events of the sequel; her character has a minor role as Donkey chooses to leave home on the grounds that she was behaving uncharacteristically ill-tempered, but is reunited with her husband towards the ending of the movie when it appears that her grouchy behavior was a result of pregnancy, and presents Donkey with their newborn hybrid children, the Dronkeys.

to:

[[folder:Dragon]]
[[quoteright:298:http://static.
[[folder:Lillian]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrek_dragon.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38682.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dragon
Creator/JulieAndrews
->''"Well, he's no Prince Charming, but they do look..."''

Queen Lillian
is depicted as a ruby-colored dragon who debuts as a ferocious guard challenging Shrek and Donkey in their quest to locate the queen of Far Far Away, wife of King Harold, mother of Princess Fiona. As Donkey attempts to distract her, he makes the realization that Dragon is female and successfully manages to charm his way past her. While she plays a minor role in this film, she reappears towards its conclusion at the marriage ceremony of Fiona and Shrek, in which Donkey takes her as his own bride. They are shown as a married couple by the events Fiona, grandmother of the sequel; her character has a minor role as Donkey chooses to leave home on the grounds that she was behaving uncharacteristically ill-tempered, but is reunited with her husband towards the ending of the movie when it appears that her grouchy behavior was a result of pregnancy, ogre triplets and presents Donkey with their newborn hybrid children, the Dronkeys.mother in-law of Shrek.



* AbductionIsLove: Cut her some slack, she's a dragon. Hoarding things ''is'' in her nature. Oddly enough, it worked out in the end.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: She was this type of character in the first film towards Donkey.
* AlmostKiss: She almost kisses Donkey in the first film, but Shrek pushes Donkey away in time which leads to LiteralAssKissing.
* BabiesEverAfter: Before Shrek and Fiona, natch.
* BetaCouple: With Donkey.
* CryCute: Manages to [[TheWoobie Woobify]] herself in about three seconds when Donkey finds her feeling sorry for herself next to a lake in the original.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: In the first movie.
* ADogNamedDog: Like her husband, her name is what her species is.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: This isn't ''that sort'' of movie, but the double standard is definitely in play. She responds instantly to his flattery and carries him off against his will, then holds him hostage and woos him ''very'' determinedly in hopes that he'll come around: all PlayedForLaughs.
--> '''Donkey:''' Aaaagh! That is ''unwanted physical contact!''
** In some of the Nordic dubs, he flat out says "That's sexual harassment!"
* TheDragon: AU!Dragon to Rumpelstiltskin (in a literal sense, too).
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: She turns out to be a female, [[AbhorrentAdmirer much to Donkey's discomfort.]]
* FireIsRed: Has deep red scales and breathes fire like any other dragon. Some Chinese bootleggers even [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/ROM_hacks#Pok.C3.A9mon_Diamond_2_and_Jade_2 used her as a stand-in]] for [[PlayingWithFire Charizard]] in a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-rebranded pirated version of ''VideoGame/{{Telefang}}''.
* FourthDateMarriage: Shrek and Fiona beat them to the punch, but it was still pretty quick.
* GentleGiant: Believe it or not, she is one.
* HappilyMarried: She and Donkey have a very stable, loving relationship. And 'cute little mutant babies'.
* HeelFaceTurn: A rather quick turn -- all it takes is for a fast-talking donkey to woo [[{{SamusIsAGirl}} her]]...
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Stop thinking about how that works exactly! [[BrainBleach I warned you.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Desperate to avoid being eaten, Donkey starts flattering her outrageously. The results are... unexpected: at first Donkey is terrified, then trying desperately to weasel his way out of it, then resigned... and by the time the second movie starts ''she's'' the one who wants some space.
* LiteralAssKissing: Unintentionally invoked. She was preparing to kiss Donkey. Shrek knocks Donkey off her, only to end up being kissed himself, right on the place that you'd expect. As soon as she found out what happened, she wasn't happy. It would still be ass kissing if it were Donkey.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Initially appears to be your average guardian fire-breather. Turns out she's sapient and much more developed than classic fairytale dragons, although she doesn't speak, and she can interact with society - at least to the extent of choosing not to set it on fire.
* SamusIsAGirl: Donkey didn't realize this till he starts fast talking her. Really improved his survival chances afterward.
* TheSpeechless: Expresses herself with bass animal voices. Donkey does enough speaking for both of them.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: She speaks in low grunts and roars, which Donkey can still understand.
* SuddenlyVoiced: ''Shrek the Musical'', the musical adaptation of the first film, gives Dragon the ability to speak in order to help establish her character more easily (due to the little stage time that she gets). She even gets her own solo.
* TailSlap: Used on [[spoiler: a stone tower, which falls and crushes Prince Charming]] in the third film.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Huge girl to Donkey's tiny guy. [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Makes you question things...]]
* TheWorfEffect: Used in ''Shrek the Third''.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A in ''Shrek''. Ditched in all following installments.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Dronkeys]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dronkeys.png]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dronkeys are the hybrid offspring of Dragon and Donkey. They are introduced in Shrek 2 as little more than a stinger gag. Audience members missed having Dragon in the film, as was revealed to the filmmakers during test screenings. Dragon reunites with Donkey in Far Far Away, only to have a surprise for him in tow—six young hybrid donkey-dragon children, who take to their father immediately. Donkey is delighted, and dubs the dronkeys "our little mutant babies". Their names are revealed to be Eclair, Bananas, Peanut, Parfait, Coco and Debbie.

to:

* AbductionIsLove: Cut ActionMom: In ''Shrek the Third'', it's revealed that Fiona inherited her some slack, she's a dragon. Hoarding things ''is'' in fighting skills from her nature. Oddly enough, it worked out mother, Lillian even asks:
-->"Well, you didn't think you got your fighting skills from your father, did you?"
* CoolOldLady: In ''Shrek the Third'', she is able to rally the other princesses from being damsels in distress to independent fighters.
* DotingParent: Lillian loves Fiona more than anything else
in the end.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: She was this type of character in the first film towards Donkey.
* AlmostKiss: She almost kisses Donkey in the first film, but Shrek pushes Donkey away in time which leads to LiteralAssKissing.
* BabiesEverAfter: Before Shrek
world and Fiona, natch.
* BetaCouple: With Donkey.
* CryCute: Manages
just wants her to [[TheWoobie Woobify]] herself in about be happy, even if it is with an ogre.
* DotingGrandparent: Lillian adores her
three seconds when Donkey finds her feeling sorry for herself next to a lake in the original.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: In the first movie.
* ADogNamedDog: Like her husband, her name is what her species is.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: This isn't ''that sort'' of movie, but the double standard is definitely in play. She responds instantly to his flattery and carries him off against his will, then holds him hostage and woos him ''very'' determinedly in hopes that he'll come around: all PlayedForLaughs.
--> '''Donkey:''' Aaaagh! That is ''unwanted physical contact!''
** In some of the Nordic dubs, he flat out says "That's sexual harassment!"
* TheDragon: AU!Dragon to Rumpelstiltskin (in a literal sense, too).
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: She turns out to be a female, [[AbhorrentAdmirer much to Donkey's discomfort.]]
* FireIsRed: Has deep red scales and breathes fire like any other dragon. Some Chinese bootleggers even [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/ROM_hacks#Pok.C3.A9mon_Diamond_2_and_Jade_2 used her as a stand-in]] for [[PlayingWithFire Charizard]] in a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-rebranded pirated version of ''VideoGame/{{Telefang}}''.
grandchildren, having no problem with them being ogres.
* FourthDateMarriage: Shrek and Fiona beat them to the punch, but it was still pretty quick.
* GentleGiant: Believe it or not, she is one.
* HappilyMarried:
GoodParents: She and Donkey have a loves her daughter very stable, loving relationship. And 'cute little mutant babies'.
* HeelFaceTurn: A rather quick turn -- all it takes is for a fast-talking donkey to woo [[{{SamusIsAGirl}} her]]...
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Stop thinking about how that works exactly! [[BrainBleach I warned you.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Desperate to avoid being eaten, Donkey starts flattering her outrageously. The results are... unexpected: at first Donkey is terrified, then trying desperately to weasel his way out of it, then resigned...
much and by the time the second movie starts ''she's'' the one who only wants some space.
* LiteralAssKissing: Unintentionally invoked. She was preparing to kiss Donkey. Shrek knocks Donkey off her, only to end up being kissed himself, right on the place that you'd expect. As soon as she found out
what happened, she wasn't happy. It would still be ass kissing if it were Donkey.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Initially appears to be your average guardian fire-breather. Turns out she's sapient and much more developed than classic fairytale dragons, although she doesn't speak, and she can interact with society - at least to the extent of choosing not to set it on fire.
* SamusIsAGirl: Donkey didn't realize this till he starts fast talking her. Really improved his survival chances afterward.
* TheSpeechless: Expresses herself with bass animal voices. Donkey does enough speaking for both of them.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: She speaks in low grunts and roars, which Donkey can still understand.
* SuddenlyVoiced: ''Shrek the Musical'', the musical adaptation of the first film, gives Dragon the ability to speak in order to help establish
will make her character more easily (due to the little stage time that she gets). She even gets her own solo.happy.
* TailSlap: Used on [[spoiler: HappilyMarried: Has a stone tower, which falls close and crushes Prince Charming]] in loving relationship with Harold.
* IWantGrandkids: She is
the third film.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Huge girl to Donkey's tiny guy. [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Makes you question things...]]
* TheWorfEffect: Used
one who first brings up the subject of children at dinner in ''Shrek 2''. She has no trouble with the fact her future grandchildren will be ogres and is very excited when Fiona announces her pregnancy. She is seen later on doting on her triplet grandchildren.
* MamaBear: In
''Shrek the Third''.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A
Third'', Lillian shows that nothing means more to her than her family; when they are in ''Shrek''. Ditched trouble, she does everything in all following installments.
her power to save them.
* NiceGirl: Queen Lillian is tolerant of her daughter's decision to marry an ogre if it will make her happy, a thought that initially stands in contrast to her husband's.
* OnlySaneWoman: Either when dealing with her unreasonable husband or princesses.
* {{Open Minded Parent}}: Despite being shocked at Fiona's new form and the fact that she married an ogre, she was far more accepting about it than her husband was and even defended her to Harold, saying it was her choice. She at least tried to accept Shrek and still spoke of normal subjects that parents would about their daughter and her significant other such as where they lived and grandchildren.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Dronkeys]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
[[folder:Artie]]
[[quoteright:348:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dronkeys.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/artie_1__498.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Dronkeys are the hybrid offspring of Dragon and Donkey. They are introduced in Shrek 2 as
Music/JustinTimberlake
->''"You know, Shrek, you're all right. You just need to do a
little less yelling, and use more soap."''

Arthur Pendragon is a supporting character who appears only in ''Shrek the Third'' and is loosely based on King Arthur. He is the only heir apparent (other
than a stinger gag. Audience members missed having Dragon in the film, as was revealed Shrek himself) to the filmmakers during test screenings. Dragon reunites with Donkey in throne of Far Far Away, only to have a surprise for Away. Artie is the cousin of Fiona. His father, presumably Uther Pendragon, seemingly abandoned him in tow—six young hybrid donkey-dragon children, who take to their father immediately. Donkey is delighted, and dubs at the dronkeys "our little mutant babies". Their names are revealed to be Eclair, Bananas, Peanut, Parfait, Coco and Debbie.boarding school Worchestershire, where he remains until Shrek finds him.



* AerithAndBob: Their names are Peanut, Cocoa, Bananas, Parfait, and Debbie.
* AllThereInTheManual: Merchandise for the Dronkeys reveals most of them (With the exception of "Debbie") are named after foods.
* MixAndMatchCritters: They're half dragon and half donkey.
* PatchWorkKids: They have traits of both their parents.
* {{Portmanteau}}: Of "Dragon" and "Donkey".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ending of ''Shrek 2'' showed six Dronkeys including a red-colored one - named "Eclair" according to merchandise. Though, for some reason she never shows up in the third movie.

to:

* AerithAndBob: Their names are Peanut, Cocoa, Bananas, Parfait, ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When Artie asks Shrek not to eat him, the entire school chants "Eat him!" repeatedly, then groans in disappointment when the latter refused.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: At high school its shown he has no friends
and Debbie.
* AllThereInTheManual: Merchandise for
is regularly beaten up. Even the Dronkeys reveals most of them (With ''nerds'' pick on him.
* BadassPacifist: How does Artie manage to stop
the exception of "Debbie") are named after foods.
* MixAndMatchCritters: They're half dragon and half donkey.
* PatchWorkKids: They have traits of both
fairytale villains from continuing their parents.
* {{Portmanteau}}: Of "Dragon"
attack on Shrek and "Donkey".
the heroes? By giving them an empowering speech that they have a choice in getting their own happily ever after.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ending BerserkButton: {{Downplayed}}. While Artie doesn't go "berserk", he does become upset whenever someone calls him a "loser".
* BondingOverMissingParents: With Shrek -- they finally have a tender and friendly moment when they share their own problems with their dads.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts off as an insecure loser, but gradually gains confidence and accepts [[spoiler:kingship
of Far Far Away]].
* AChildShallLeadThem: Becomes the new king of Far Far Away when he's still a teen.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He doesn't appear in
''Shrek 2'' showed six Dronkeys including Forever After'', nor he's mentioned, save for a red-colored few deleted scenes.
* CoolLoser: It's not really clear ''why'' he's so unpopular, as he seems like a normal - if introverted - high school student. Given his quick wit and bravery, its odd that no
one - named "Eclair" according will hang out with him.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father outright abandoned him and Artie then spent the next years being mercilessly bullied by his classmates.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek in how much snark he can dish out.
* GuileHero: Not an experienced fighter, but boy can he talk his way out of things.
* HiddenBadass: Artie turns
to merchandise. Though, for be a very clever and a good orator.
* JustAKid: Charming's reaction to meeting Artie is like this. He regrets it.
* KidHero: Teenage variant, but he becomes one of the heroes in ''Shrek the Third''.
* MouthyKid: Initially acts this way with Shrek.
* NiceGuy: Artie is noble and kind hearted.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was just a high school student before being recruited by Shrek.
* TheSmartGuy: Comes up with
some reason she never shows up of the most ingenious plans in the third movie.movie.
* StepfordSnarker: He sometimes hides how he feels with sarcastic quips, though he's pretty open about his feelings.
* TeensAreShort
* TroubledChild: Made deeply insecure by his dad's rejection.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: By the end of the movie he gracefully accepts the new responsibilities as the new King of Far Far Away..



[[folder:Big Bad Wolf]]
[[quoteright:142:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrekthethird_wolf.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Aaron Warner
->''"What?"''

The Big Bad Wolf is based loosely on the eponymous fairytale character, but differs from it by being a kind character. He rarely speaks, and when he does, his voice is somewhat dull and monotonous. He wears a pink dress, recalling the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. In the films, he is friends with the Three Little Pigs, despite an incident in Far Far Away Idol. In the first film, he is among the fairy-tale creatures who are banished to Shrek's swamp.

to:

[[folder:Big Bad Wolf]]
[[quoteright:142:http://static.
[[folder:Merlin]]
[[quoteright:341:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shrekthethird_wolf.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/merlin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Aaron Warner
->''"What?"''

The Big Bad Wolf
Eric Idle
->''"I'm a buzzing bee... buzz, buzz, buzz..."''

Merlin
is based loosely on the eponymous fairytale character, but differs a retired wizard teacher from it by being a kind character. He rarely speaks, and when he does, his voice is somewhat dull and monotonous. He wears a pink dress, recalling Artie's high school, Worcestershire, in ''Shrek the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. In the films, he is friends with the Three Little Pigs, despite an incident in Far Far Away Idol. In the first film, he is among the fairy-tale creatures who are banished to Shrek's swamp.Third''.



* AdaptationalHeroism: He is a loyal friend of Shrek and the others creatures of the Fairly Tales.
* AmbiguouslyGay: He's seen cuddling up to, then dancing with, one of the knights at Shrek and Fiona's wedding.
* CatchPhrase: [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]], almost always said when someone finds him dressed in granny-clothing in an unexpected bed.
* CompositeCharacter: A combination of the wolf from "Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs" and the one from "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood".
* {{Crossdresser}}: Spun off from the original story -- however, in the ''Shrek'' series, Wolfy isn't seen wearing anything ''except'' Grandma's nightgown.
* DeadpanSnarker: He loves to make sarcastic remarks.
-->'''Wolf:''' This isn't about how you got trapped at the petting zoo, is it? Cuz that's not scary.
* DefensiveWhat: His catchphrase.
* GenderBender: Wolf's [[spoiler:cursed to become a werewoman during the full moon]] in the short The Pig Who Cried Werewolf.
* SuperBreath: Following his fairytale counterpart's tendency to huff and puff, he has this ability. He uses it to thwart the Fairy Godmother at one point while the heroes are playing KeepAway with her wand.

to:

* AdaptationalHeroism: He is {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The school had to fire him because he was insane, he then found a loyal friend house made out of Shrek stones somewhere and the others creatures of the Fairly Tales.
started to live there.
* AmbiguouslyGay: CoolOldGuy: He's seen cuddling up to, then dancing with, one of the knights at Shrek and Fiona's wedding.
* CatchPhrase: [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]], almost always said when someone finds him dressed in granny-clothing in an unexpected bed.
* CompositeCharacter: A combination of the wolf from "Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs" and the one from "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood".
* {{Crossdresser}}: Spun off from the original story -- however, in the ''Shrek'' series, Wolfy isn't seen wearing anything ''except'' Grandma's nightgown.
* DeadpanSnarker: He loves to make sarcastic remarks.
-->'''Wolf:''' This isn't
actually quite knowledgeable about how you got trapped at the petting zoo, is it? Cuz that's not scary.
a lot of things.
* DefensiveWhat: His catchphrase.
* GenderBender: Wolf's [[spoiler:cursed to become
HippieTeacher: From his mannerism, implications that he's a werewoman during the full moon]] in the stoner, and short The Pig Who Cried Werewolf.
pants.
* SuperBreath: Following NiceHat: Although it's not seen in his fairytale counterpart's tendency to huff and puff, he has this ability. He uses it to thwart the Fairy Godmother at one point while the heroes are playing KeepAway with her wand.picture, Merlin does wear a blue/yellow wizard hat.
* StonersAreFunny: Implied.



[[folder:Harold]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38681.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JohnCleese
->''"No, no, he's right - I'm sorry, to both of you. I only wanted what was best for Fiona, but I can see now she already has it."

King Harold was the king of Far Far Away, husband of Queen Lilian, father of Princess Fiona, and father in-law of Shrek.

to:

[[folder:Harold]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.
[[folder:Kitty Softpaws]]
[[quoteright:205:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38681.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/kitty_0.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JohnCleese
->''"No, no, he's right - I'm sorry, to both of you. I only wanted what was best for Fiona, but I can see now she already has it."

King Harold was the king of Far Far Away, husband of Queen Lilian, father of Princess Fiona, and father in-law of Shrek.
Salma Hayek, Frank Welker (meowing noises, uncredited)

Appears in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''. A feline femme fatale cat burglar (literally) who catches Puss' eye.



* BewitchedAmphibians: Inverted; he was originally a frog, but he made a deal with the Fairy Godmother to make him human so he could go out with and eventually marry Lillian.
* DotingParent: Harold loves Fiona more than anything else in the world. He wants what's best for her but has to change his idea of what that is.
* EasilyForgiven: He '''did''' put a hit out of Shrek and locked his daughter in a tower when she was still a child.
* FantasticRacism: Instantly disproves of Shrek because he is an ogre and has turned his daughter into an ogre without even knowing anything about him, even referring to Shrek as a "thing" to Lillian. After awhile, Fiona tires of this and was going to cut him and her mother out of her life. After seeing how strong Fiona and Shrek's love is and seeing that Shrek is a good guy, he accepts Shrek into their family and blesses their marriage.
* TheGoodKing: Even as a frog.
* GoodParents: Despite how much he was against Fiona's marriage to Shrek at first, it's clear that he loves Fiona very much and only wants the best for her. When he sees how unhappy she was with Prince Charming and realizes how strong Fiona's love for Shrek is, he decides to go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and not force her to fall in love with Charming.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Lillian.
* HeroicSacrifice: He didn't die, but he took a magical blast from Fairy Godmother that turned him back into a frog, a form he previously had that he hid from everyone. However, it's implied that being reverted back to his true form did have some role in his death. So his fear of the Fairy Godmother's wrath was completely warranted.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: King Harold was best described as stubborn and unwilling to change. Best evident when he highly opposed the marriage of Shrek and his daughter Fiona. However, he truly believed that he was doing what was right and honestly thought she would be better off with Prince Charming. And to be fair it's implied that at least part of his animosity towards Shrek was out of his fear of retaliation for not upholding his [[DealWithTheDevil deal with]] the [[BigBad Fairy Godmother.]] He was correct to be afraid.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: He treats Shrek like crap, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: He loves Fiona, but he doesn't seem to understand her, thinking she'd be better off with Prince Charming than an ogre like Shrek. He comes around at the last minute and accepts that Shrek is right for her.
* PinocchioSyndrome: His apparent backstory. Fairy Godmother turned him from a frog to a human so he could fall in love with his future wife.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His disapproval of Shrek for being an ogre is a metaphor for how some parents feel about their daughters dating outside their race.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: After he realizes that Fiona is truly in love with Shrek and nothing is going to change her mind about that, he decides to go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. Even after being threatened by the Fairy Godmother, he still refuses to force her into a relationship she doesn't want to be in, even though he knows it will cost him.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: His death kicks off the entire plot of the third film.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:How he ends up becoming a frog again... and defeating Godmother.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: He went from dismissing Shrek as family because he's an ogre to calling him ''son''.

to:

* BewitchedAmphibians: Inverted; he was originally ActionGirl: Kitty ''really'' knows how to wield a frog, but he made sword.
* BadassAdorable: She's
a deal cat. One with the Fairy Godmother to make him human so he could go out with and eventually marry Lillian.
supreme swordfighting skill.
* DotingParent: Harold loves Fiona more than anything else BelligerentSexualTension: With Puss.
* CatNinja: Kitty is sometimes portrayed
in the world. He wants what's best for her but has to change his idea of what that is.a very ninjaesque way.
%% this example needs more context
* EasilyForgiven: He '''did''' put ClassyCatBurglar: A literal example.
* CoolMask: Wears
a hit out of Shrek and locked his daughter in a tower when she was still a child.
black luchadore felt mask. It makes her look like Batman.
* FantasticRacism: Instantly disproves of Shrek because he is an ogre and has turned his daughter into an ogre without DarkAndTroubledPast: Her owners de-clawed her, for reasons that even knowing anything about him, even referring to Shrek as a "thing" to Lillian. After awhile, Fiona tires of this and Kitty isn't sure of.
* DashingHispanic: She's voiced by Creator/SalmaHayek.
* HeelFaceTurn: She
was going to cut him and her mother out of her life. After seeing how strong Fiona and Shrek's love is and seeing that Shrek is a good guy, he accepts Shrek into their family and blesses their marriage.
* TheGoodKing: Even as a frog.
* GoodParents: Despite how much he was against Fiona's marriage to Shrek at
betray Puss first, it's clear but she got so attached to him that he loves Fiona very much and only wants the best for her. When he sees how unhappy she was with Prince Charming and realizes how strong Fiona's love for Shrek is, he decides couldn't bring herself to go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and not force her to fall in love with Charming.
do such.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Lillian.
* HeroicSacrifice: He didn't die, but he took a magical blast from Fairy Godmother that turned him back into a frog, a form he previously had that he hid from everyone. However, it's implied that being reverted back to his true form did have some role in his death. So his fear of the Fairy Godmother's wrath was completely warranted.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: King Harold was best described as stubborn and unwilling to change. Best evident when he highly opposed the marriage of Shrek and his daughter Fiona. However, he truly believed that he was doing what was right and honestly thought she would be better off with Prince Charming. And to be fair it's implied that at least part of his animosity
ManipulativeBitch: Subverted. She is really seductive towards Shrek was out of his fear of retaliation for not upholding his [[DealWithTheDevil deal with]] the [[BigBad Fairy Godmother.]] He was correct Puss at first to be afraid.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: He treats Shrek like crap, [[CharacterDevelopment initially.
make him join her and Humpty Dumpty on their quest, [[NotDistractedByTheSexy but she fails.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: He loves Fiona, but he MeaningfulName: It was noted she is called ''Soft-paws'' because she can steal things away from people without their ever noticing. She proves this by frequently stealing Puss's hat, bag of money, and boots, just to tease him.
* SamusIsAGirl: Puss
doesn't seem to understand her, thinking she'd be better off with Prince Charming than an ogre like Shrek. He comes around at the last minute and accepts that Shrek is right for her.
* PinocchioSyndrome: His apparent backstory. Fairy Godmother turned him from a frog to a human so he could fall in love with
realize his future wife.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His disapproval of Shrek for being an ogre
rival is a metaphor for how some parents feel about their daughters dating outside their race.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: After he realizes that Fiona is truly in love with Shrek and nothing is going to change
female until she removes her mind about that, he decides to go back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. Even after being threatened by the Fairy Godmother, he still refuses to force mask.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The main cues of
her into a relationship she doesn't want to be in, even though he knows it will cost him.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: His death kicks off the entire plot of the third film.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:How he ends up becoming a frog again... and defeating Godmother.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: He went from dismissing Shrek as family because he's an ogre to calling him ''son''.
femininity are her long eyelashes.



[[folder:Lillian]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38682.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JulieAndrews
->''"Well, he's no Prince Charming, but they do look..."''

Queen Lillian is the queen of Far Far Away, wife of King Harold, mother of Princess Fiona, grandmother of the ogre triplets and mother in-law of Shrek.

to:

[[folder:Lillian]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.
[[folder:Humpty Alexander Dumpty / Humpty Dumpty]]
[[quoteright:256:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38682.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/humpty_dumpty_6.png]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JulieAndrews
->''"Well, he's no Prince Charming, but they do look..."''

Queen Lillian is
Zach Galifianakis

Humpty Alexander Dumpty appears in ''Puss in Boots''. He was childhood friends with Puss and tried to get him to rob a bank with him making wanted by
the queen of Far Far Away, wife of King Harold, mother of Princess Fiona, grandmother of law. Years later Humpty along with Kitty Softpaws convinced Puss to help him get magic beans from Jack and Jill to get the ogre triplets Golden Goose [[spoiler:but it was revealed that this was just a trap to just get Puss back home and mother in-law arrested as revenge for abandoning him. But later Humpty had a change of Shrek.heart and help Puss and Kitty fight The Great Terror and ends up breaking and is revealed to be a golden egg himself.]]

In ''Shrek Super Slam'', he is known as Master Fu and is an unlockable character. In ''Shrek 4-D'', his grave can be seen in the cemetery.
[[note]]This entry can refer to the video game and movie iterations.[[/note]]



* ActionMom: In ''Shrek the Third'', it's revealed that Fiona inherited her fighting skills from her mother, Lillian even asks:
-->"Well, you didn't think you got your fighting skills from your father, did you?"
* CoolOldLady: In ''Shrek the Third'', she is able to rally the other princesses from being damsels in distress to independent fighters.
* DotingParent: Lillian loves Fiona more than anything else in the world and just wants her to be happy, even if it is with an ogre.
* DotingGrandparent: Lillian adores her three grandchildren, having no problem with them being ogres.
* GoodParents: She loves her daughter very much and only wants what will make her happy.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Harold.
* IWantGrandkids: She is the one who first brings up the subject of children at dinner in ''Shrek 2''. She has no trouble with the fact her future grandchildren will be ogres and is very excited when Fiona announces her pregnancy. She is seen later on doting on her triplet grandchildren.
* MamaBear: In ''Shrek the Third'', Lillian shows that nothing means more to her than her family; when they are in trouble, she does everything in her power to save them.
* NiceGirl: Queen Lillian is tolerant of her daughter's decision to marry an ogre if it will make her happy, a thought that initially stands in contrast to her husband's.
* OnlySaneWoman: Either when dealing with her unreasonable husband or princesses.
* {{Open Minded Parent}}: Despite being shocked at Fiona's new form and the fact that she married an ogre, she was far more accepting about it than her husband was and even defended her to Harold, saying it was her choice. She at least tried to accept Shrek and still spoke of normal subjects that parents would about their daughter and her significant other such as where they lived and grandchildren. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Artie]]
[[quoteright:348:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/artie_1__498.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Music/JustinTimberlake
->''"You know, Shrek, you're all right. You just need to do a little less yelling, and use more soap."''

Arthur Pendragon is a supporting character who appears only in ''Shrek the Third'' and is loosely based on King Arthur. He is the only heir apparent (other than Shrek himself) to the throne of Far Far Away. Artie is the cousin of Fiona. His father, presumably Uther Pendragon, seemingly abandoned him at the boarding school Worchestershire, where he remains until Shrek finds him.

to:

* ActionMom: {{Adorkable}}: In ''Shrek his youth.
* AlienBlood: He has yolk instead of blood.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: At
the Third'', it's revealed that Fiona inherited her fighting skills orphanage, before Puss came along and befriended him.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Probably the most sympathetic villain in the series.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Humpty's friendship with Puss was because the latter saved him
from her mother, Lillian even asks:
-->"Well, you
bullies and didn't think you got your fighting skills from your father, did you?"
ridicule him for trying to find magic beans.
* CoolOldLady: BigBad: [[spoiler: In ''Shrek ''Puss in Boots'' he was this the Third'', she is able to rally entire time.]]
** BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: He was never truly evil, just angry at Puss for his betrayal, and redeems himself near
the other princesses from being damsels in distress to independent fighters.
end.]]
* DotingParent: Lillian loves Fiona more than anything else BloodBrothers: Became this with Puss in the world and just wants her past. He had yolk instead of blood, naturally.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: He's an anthropomorphic egg.
* ChefOfIron: Appears in Super Slam as one in the last story mode scenario.
%% * TheChessmaster
%% * DisneyVillainDeath: Although he is [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn no longer a villain at this point]] ]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:Humpty is revealed
to be happy, even if it is with an ogre.
* DotingGrandparent: Lillian adores her three grandchildren, having no problem with them being ogres.
* GoodParents: She loves her daughter very much
alive at the end credits and only wants what will make her happy.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Harold.
* IWantGrandkids: She
is the one who first brings up the subject of children at dinner in ''Shrek 2''. She has no trouble residing with the fact her future grandchildren will be ogres and is very excited when Fiona announces her pregnancy. She is seen later on doting on her triplet grandchildren.
* MamaBear: In ''Shrek
Golden Goose.]] Though the Third'', Lillian shows that nothing means more to her than her family; when canonocity of end credits scenes are a matter of debate.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His LimitBreak in Super Slam, is him rushing about while spinning on his head.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Puss, until
they are had a falling out.
* HollywoodNerd: Was basically one of these
in trouble, she does everything in her power the orphanage, right down to save them.
* NiceGirl: Queen Lillian is tolerant of her daughter's decision to marry an ogre if it will make her happy, a thought that initially stands in contrast to her husband's.
* OnlySaneWoman: Either when dealing with her unreasonable husband or princesses.
* {{Open Minded Parent}}: Despite
being shocked at Fiona's new form and the fact bullied.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Literally.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* NiceHat: Wears a black top-hat.
* OnlyFriend: Puss tells Kitty
that she married an ogre, she Humpty was far more accepting about it than her husband was and even defended her to Harold, saying it was her choice. She his only friend at least tried to accept Shrek and still spoke of normal subjects the orphanage that parents would about their daughter they both grew up in and her significant other such as also became his sworn brother.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:As the Great Terror descends on the town, Humpty helps lead it to the bridge,
where they lived he sacrifices himself so Puss can give the mother the golden goose.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:His whole "stealing the golden eggs" plan was to get revenge on Puss
and grandchildren. his old hometown.]]
* LargeHam: As the "Thousand-year-old Egg of Destiny" in ''Super Slam''
* SecretCharacter: in Super Slam, though you'll probably see him fight as an NPC in story mode before unlocking him.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: First appeared in ''Shrek: Reekin' Havoc'' as a boss, wearing mostly blur, having blue lips, and having bulgy eyes; ''Smash and Crash Racing'' gave him stick arms and legs with glasses and gloves; and ''[=SuperSlam=]'' keeps the thin arms and legs and large gloves, but removes his glasses and gives him overalls, Then he gets the current look from the film.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artie]]
[[quoteright:348:http://static.
[[folder:The Three Diablos]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/artie_1__498.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puss_in_boots_the_three_diablos_puss_in_boots_33184319_1280_720.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Music/JustinTimberlake
->''"You know, Shrek, you're all right. You just need to do a little less yelling, and use more soap."''

Arthur Pendragon is a supporting character who appears only in ''Shrek
Miles Christopher Bakshi (Sir Timoteo Montenegro the Third'' and is loosely based on King Arthur. He is the only heir apparent (other than Shrek himself) to the throne of Far Far Away. Artie is the cousin of Fiona. His father, presumably Uther Pendragon, seemingly abandoned him at the boarding school Worchestershire, where he remains until Shrek finds him.Third, Gonzalo), Nina Zoe Bakshi (Perla)

Three cats that Puss befriends.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When Artie asks Shrek not to eat him, the entire school chants "Eat him!" repeatedly, then groans in disappointment when the latter refused.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: At high school its shown he has no friends and is regularly beaten up. Even the ''nerds'' pick on him.
* BadassPacifist: How does Artie manage to stop the fairytale villains from continuing their attack on Shrek and the heroes? By giving them an empowering speech that they have a choice in getting their own happily ever after.
* BerserkButton: {{Downplayed}}. While Artie doesn't go "berserk", he does become upset whenever someone calls him a "loser".
* BondingOverMissingParents: With Shrek -- they finally have a tender and friendly moment when they share their own problems with their dads.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts off as an insecure loser, but gradually gains confidence and accepts [[spoiler:kingship of Far Far Away]].
* AChildShallLeadThem: Becomes the new king of Far Far Away when he's still a teen.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He doesn't appear in ''Shrek Forever After'', nor he's mentioned, save for a few deleted scenes.
* CoolLoser: It's not really clear ''why'' he's so unpopular, as he seems like a normal - if introverted - high school student. Given his quick wit and bravery, its odd that no one will hang out with him.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father outright abandoned him and Artie then spent the next years being mercilessly bullied by his classmates.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek in how much snark he can dish out.
* GuileHero: Not an experienced fighter, but boy can he talk his way out of things.
* HiddenBadass: Artie turns to be a very clever and a good orator.
* JustAKid: Charming's reaction to meeting Artie is like this. He regrets it.
* KidHero: Teenage variant, but he becomes one of the heroes in ''Shrek the Third''.
* MouthyKid: Initially acts this way with Shrek.
* NiceGuy: Artie is noble and kind hearted.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was just a high school student before being recruited by Shrek.
* TheSmartGuy: Comes up with some of the most ingenious plans in the third movie.
* StepfordSnarker: He sometimes hides how he feels with sarcastic quips, though he's pretty open about his feelings.
* TeensAreShort
* TroubledChild: Made deeply insecure by his dad's rejection.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: By the end of the movie he gracefully accepts the new responsibilities as the new King of Far Far Away..

to:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: When Artie asks Shrek not to eat him, the entire school chants "Eat him!" repeatedly, then groans in disappointment when the latter refused.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer:
BitchInSheepsClothing: At high school its shown he has no friends and is regularly beaten up. Even the ''nerds'' pick on him.
first.
* BadassPacifist: How does Artie manage to stop the fairytale villains from continuing their attack on Shrek and the heroes? By giving CuteKitten: All three of them an empowering speech that they have a choice in getting their own happily ever after.
are adorable kittens.
* BerserkButton: {{Downplayed}}. While Artie doesn't go "berserk", he does become upset whenever someone calls him a "loser".
* BondingOverMissingParents: With Shrek -- they finally have a tender and friendly moment when they share their own problems with their dads.
* CharacterDevelopment: Starts off as an insecure loser, but gradually gains confidence and accepts [[spoiler:kingship of Far Far Away]].
TheDitz: Timoteo is incredibly dull-witted.
* AChildShallLeadThem: Becomes the new king of Far Far Away when he's still a teen.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He doesn't appear in ''Shrek Forever After'', nor he's mentioned, save for a few deleted scenes.
* CoolLoser: It's not really clear ''why'' he's so unpopular, as he seems like a normal - if introverted - high school student. Given his quick wit and bravery, its odd that no one will hang out with him.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father outright abandoned him and Artie then spent the next years being mercilessly bullied by his classmates.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek in how much snark he can dish out.
* GuileHero: Not an experienced fighter, but boy can he talk his way out of things.
* HiddenBadass: Artie turns to be a very clever and a good orator.
* JustAKid: Charming's reaction to meeting Artie is like this. He regrets it.
* KidHero: Teenage variant, but he becomes one of the heroes in ''Shrek the Third''.
* MouthyKid: Initially acts this way with Shrek.
* NiceGuy: Artie is noble and kind hearted.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He was just a high school student before being recruited by Shrek.
* TheSmartGuy: Comes up with some of the
TheDreaded: The most ingenious plans feared mercenaries in the third movie.
land. The guards are too scared to even enter their cell...
* StepfordSnarker: He sometimes hides how he feels ExtremeOmnivore: Timoteo eats a gold coin.
* FreudianExcuse: They were mean at first because they're orphans and also threatened by the Whisperer.
* HeelFaceTurn: Puss causes them to perform one.
* KillerRabbit: ...They are also a trio of kittens.
* OrphansOrdeal: Hence part of their demeanor.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They're {{Cute Kitten}}s
with sarcastic quips, though he's pretty open about his feelings.
huge eyes.
* TeensAreShort
* TroubledChild: Made deeply insecure by his dad's rejection.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: By the end
TerribleTrio: Before their HeelFaceTurn, they were a trio of the movie he gracefully accepts the new responsibilities as the new King of Far Far Away.. mercenaries.



[[folder:Merlin]]
[[quoteright:341:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/merlin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Eric Idle
->''"I'm a buzzing bee... buzz, buzz, buzz..."''

Merlin is a retired wizard teacher from Artie's high school, Worcestershire, in ''Shrek the Third''.
----
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The school had to fire him because he was insane, he then found a house made out of stones somewhere and started to live there.
* CoolOldGuy: He's actually quite knowledgeable about a lot of things.
* HippieTeacher: From his mannerism, implications that he's a stoner, and short pants.
* NiceHat: Although it's not seen in his picture, Merlin does wear a blue/yellow wizard hat.
* StonersAreFunny: Implied.

to:

[[folder:Merlin]]
[[quoteright:341:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/merlin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Eric Idle
->''"I'm a buzzing bee... buzz, buzz, buzz..."''

Merlin is a retired wizard teacher from Artie's high school, Worcestershire, in ''Shrek
[[folder: Anthrax]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: She's
the Third''.
----
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The school had to fire him because he was insane, he then found a house made out of stones somewhere and started to live there.
* CoolOldGuy: He's actually quite knowledgeable about a lot of things.
* HippieTeacher: From his mannerism, implications that he's a stoner, and short pants.
* NiceHat: Although it's not
unicorn briefly seen in his picture, Merlin does wear the first movie, being delivered to Farquaad's army by what appears to be [[AliceInWonderland Alice]]; before her appearance in Shrek Super Slam.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her LimitBreak in Super Slam is
a blue/yellow wizard hat.
FoeTossingCharge with rainbows trailing after her.
%%
* StonersAreFunny: Implied.GenkiGirl
* MeaningfulName: Anthrax is a horrid disease that comes about when herbivores eat spores while grazing, they appear to be in perfect health, then suddenly die off; It can be transferred to humans through clothing, and causes ulcerations on the skin.
** NonIndicativeName: [[KillTheCutie Unless she has said condition...]]
* SecretCharacter: In Shrek Super Slam.
* ShoutOut: If that girl handling her is Indeed Alice of ''Alice in Wonderland'' fame, then its a clever nod to the Lion and the Unicorn from the second book.
* {{Unicorn}}



[[folder:Kitty Softpaws]]
[[quoteright:205:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kitty_0.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Salma Hayek, Frank Welker (meowing noises, uncredited)

Appears in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''. A feline femme fatale cat burglar (literally) who catches Puss' eye.

to:

[[folder:Kitty Softpaws]]
[[quoteright:205:http://static.
[[folder: Little Red Riding Hood]]
* BadassNormal: Mostly in the games, but sometimes in the films as well, 4Ever shows us that she's a criminal in an alternate timeline.
* TheCameo: Appears in Shrek 2 as a greeter of the area Shrek and Fiona are staying at for their honeymoon, only to be scared off by them. In 4Ever she is a villain in the alternate timeline.
** LittleMissBadass
* LittleRedFightingHood: In her video game appearances, she'll be this.
[[/folder]]

!!Antagonists

[[folder:Lord Farquaad]]
[[quoteright:129:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kitty_0.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_thing.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Salma Hayek, Frank Welker (meowing noises, uncredited)

Appears in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''. A feline femme fatale cat burglar (literally) who catches Puss' eye.
John Lithgow

Lord Farquaad is the comically short, ruthless ruler of the huge castle of Duloc and the BigBad of the first film.



* ActionGirl: Kitty ''really'' knows how to wield a sword.
* BadassAdorable: She's a cat. One with supreme swordfighting skill.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Puss.
* CatNinja: Kitty is sometimes portrayed in a very ninjaesque way.
%% this example needs more context
* ClassyCatBurglar: A literal example.
* CoolMask: Wears a black luchadore felt mask. It makes her look like Batman.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her owners de-clawed her, for reasons that even Kitty isn't sure of.
* DashingHispanic: She's voiced by Creator/SalmaHayek.
* HeelFaceTurn: She was going to betray Puss first, but she got so attached to him that she couldn't bring herself to do such.
* ManipulativeBitch: Subverted. She is really seductive towards Puss at first to make him join her and Humpty Dumpty on their quest, [[NotDistractedByTheSexy but she fails.]]
* MeaningfulName: It was noted she is called ''Soft-paws'' because she can steal things away from people without their ever noticing. She proves this by frequently stealing Puss's hat, bag of money, and boots, just to tease him.
* SamusIsAGirl: Puss doesn't realize his rival is female until she removes her mask.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The main cues of her femininity are her long eyelashes.

to:

* ActionGirl: Kitty ''really'' knows how to wield a sword.
* BadassAdorable: She's a cat. One with supreme swordfighting skill.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Puss.
* CatNinja: Kitty is sometimes portrayed in a very ninjaesque way.
%% this example needs more context
* ClassyCatBurglar: A literal example.
* CoolMask: Wears a black luchadore felt mask. It makes her look like Batman.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her owners de-clawed her, for reasons that even Kitty isn't sure of.
* DashingHispanic: She's voiced by Creator/SalmaHayek.
* HeelFaceTurn: She was going to betray Puss first, but she got so attached to
AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Everyone attending his wedding laughs and cheers when Dragon [[spoiler:smashes through the window and eats him that she couldn't bring herself to do such.
* ManipulativeBitch: Subverted. She is really seductive towards Puss at first to make him join her and Humpty Dumpty on their quest, [[NotDistractedByTheSexy but she fails.
alive.]]
* MeaningfulName: It was noted she AristocratsAreEvil
* BigBad: In the first ''Shrek''.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Subverted at the same time]].[[/note]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Inflicts it on Gingy.
* CompensatingForSomething: Shrek suspects this when he sees his huge castle.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Farquaad gets what he deserves at the wedding and gets eaten by Dragon. Dragon burps out his crown a few seconds later]].
* {{Egopolis}}: Duloc
is called ''Soft-paws'' because she one for him.
* EvilOverlord: Though comparatively minor (ha!) compared to the next three.
* {{Expy}}: Though not specifically stated, he bears a strong resemblance to former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Katzenberg's former boss who passed him over for a job as president of the Walt Disney company, leading to Katzenberg's resignation and the formation of Dreamworks.
* FantasticRacism: He hates all fairy tale creatures, including human ones such as witches. For him, the perfect world is only with ordinary humans.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he tortures Gingy and such.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Think hard about what his name sounds like.
** Him ''getting a boner'' while lying in bed with the Mirror showing him Fiona on endless loop.
* GloriousLeader: Pretends to care about his subjects when in reality he only wants the princess so he
can steal things away be a king.
* GoldDigger: He only wanted Fiona's title.
* HeightAngst: Is much shorter than other characters in his realm, for which he takes ridiculous measures to compensate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Doesn't like being told he isn't a king.
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:Dragon devours him after he orders Shrek and Fiona to be imprisoned.]]
* LargeHam: It more than compensates!
* MisterBig: About three feet tall and the evil head of a racist kingdom.
* TheNapoleon: Farquaad is so short that some posters have Fiona tower over him even when she's sitting and he's standing.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName:
--> I'm not the monster here, ''you'' are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash poisoning my perfect world."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Quite by accident he screws up the plans of all three other villains
from people the other films.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Believed to be a parody of Michael Eisner, due to Dreamworks founder Jeffrey Katzenberger's well-known disgust for the former Disney CEO.
* NonActionBigBad: The most violent thing he does in the movie is [[spoiler:grab Fiona and hold a knife to her towards the end, which leads directly to his death.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Despises fairy tale creatures and has them all deported to Shrek's swamp.
* SmugSnake: Obviously.
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** If he hadn't decided to pursue Princess Fiona and sent Shrek after her, the Fairy Godmother's deal would have gone through
without a hitch.
** Hell, he manages to be this to all THREE of the other movies' villains: he screwed up Prince Charming the same way he did the Fairy Godmother, and Rumpelstiltskin was about to successfully convince Fiona's parents to sign a contract to save her and get
their ever noticing. She proves this by frequently stealing Puss's hat, bag of money, kingdom, but they then get the news that Shrek had rescued Fiona.
* TeenyWeenie: It's a RunningGag that Donkey
and boots, just Shrek think he has this, but it's kept subtle.
-->'''Shrek''': ''(Seeing Lord Farquaad's large castle)'' Do you think he's [[CompensatingForSomething compensating for something?]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy
to tease him.
Fiona's huge girl, before she marries Shrek.
* SamusIsAGirl: Puss doesn't realize UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It's a "utopia" only for him, though.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when [[spoiler:Shrek storms
his rival is female wedding and Fiona reveals her nature as an ogress.]] He orders his knights to seize them both and starts shouting for order and ranting about how he's king.
* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona...
until she removes he discovers her mask.
secret.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The main cues of her femininity are her long eyelashes.XanatosSpeedChess: His initial plan is to name the knight who can kill Shrek his champion and send him to go and save Fiona. When Shrek beats them all, he simply declares Shrek the champion.



[[folder:Humpty Alexander Dumpty / Humpty Dumpty]]
[[quoteright:256:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/humpty_dumpty_6.png]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Zach Galifianakis

Humpty Alexander Dumpty appears in ''Puss in Boots''. He was childhood friends with Puss and tried to get him to rob a bank with him making wanted by the law. Years later Humpty along with Kitty Softpaws convinced Puss to help him get magic beans from Jack and Jill to get the Golden Goose [[spoiler:but it was revealed that this was just a trap to just get Puss back home and arrested as revenge for abandoning him. But later Humpty had a change of heart and help Puss and Kitty fight The Great Terror and ends up breaking and is revealed to be a golden egg himself.]]

In ''Shrek Super Slam'', he is known as Master Fu and is an unlockable character. In ''Shrek 4-D'', his grave can be seen in the cemetery.
[[note]]This entry can refer to the video game and movie iterations.[[/note]]

to:

[[folder:Humpty Alexander Dumpty / Humpty Dumpty]]
[[quoteright:256:http://static.
[[folder:Monsieur Hood]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/humpty_dumpty_6.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38352.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Zach Galifianakis

Humpty Alexander Dumpty
Creator/VincentCassel

"Monsieur Robin Hood" is a French-accented version of Robin Hood who
appears in ''Puss in Boots''. He was childhood friends with Puss and tried to get him to rob a bank with him making wanted by the law. Years later Humpty along with Kitty Softpaws convinced Puss to help him get magic beans from Jack and Jill to get the Golden Goose [[spoiler:but it was revealed that this was just a trap to just get Puss back home and arrested as revenge for abandoning him. But later Humpty had a change of heart and help Puss and Kitty fight The Great Terror and ends up breaking and is revealed first Shrek film. Believing Shrek to be a golden egg himself.]]

In ''Shrek Super Slam'',
kidnapping Princess Fiona, he tries to save her with the aid of his Merry Men. They are defeated by Princess Fiona, who uses her kung-fu skills. Robin is known portrayed as Master Fu more of a misunderstanding nuisance than a threatening villain, as he genuinely believes that Shrek was going to harm Fiona. He and is an unlockable character. In ''Shrek 4-D'', his grave can be seen in the cemetery.
[[note]]This entry can refer to the video game
Merry Men attend Shrek and movie iterations.[[/note]]Fiona's wedding proving that there was no malice.



* {{Adorkable}}: In his youth.
* AlienBlood: He has yolk instead of blood.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: At the orphanage, before Puss came along and befriended him.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Probably the most sympathetic villain in the series.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Humpty's friendship with Puss was because the latter saved him from bullies and didn't ridicule him for trying to find magic beans.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: In ''Puss in Boots'' he was this the entire time.]]
** BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: He was never truly evil, just angry at Puss for his betrayal, and redeems himself near the end.]]
* BloodBrothers: Became this with Puss in the past. He had yolk instead of blood, naturally.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: He's an anthropomorphic egg.
* ChefOfIron: Appears in Super Slam as one in the last story mode scenario.
%% * TheChessmaster
%% * DisneyVillainDeath: Although he is [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn no longer a villain at this point]] ]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:Humpty is revealed to be alive at the end credits and is residing with the Golden Goose.]] Though the canonocity of end credits scenes are a matter of debate.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His LimitBreak in Super Slam, is him rushing about while spinning on his head.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Puss, until they had a falling out.
* HollywoodNerd: Was basically one of these in the orphanage, right down to being bullied.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Literally.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* NiceHat: Wears a black top-hat.
* OnlyFriend: Puss tells Kitty that Humpty was his only friend at the orphanage that they both grew up in and also became his sworn brother.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:As the Great Terror descends on the town, Humpty helps lead it to the bridge, where he sacrifices himself so Puss can give the mother the golden goose.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:His whole "stealing the golden eggs" plan was to get revenge on Puss and his old hometown.]]
* LargeHam: As the "Thousand-year-old Egg of Destiny" in ''Super Slam''
* SecretCharacter: in Super Slam, though you'll probably see him fight as an NPC in story mode before unlocking him.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: First appeared in ''Shrek: Reekin' Havoc'' as a boss, wearing mostly blur, having blue lips, and having bulgy eyes; ''Smash and Crash Racing'' gave him stick arms and legs with glasses and gloves; and ''[=SuperSlam=]'' keeps the thin arms and legs and large gloves, but removes his glasses and gives him overalls, Then he gets the current look from the film.

to:

* {{Adorkable}}: In his youth.
AdaptationalVillainy: Was about to kill Shrek for no good reason.
* AlienBlood: CasanovaWannabe: He has yolk instead of blood.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: At
swoops down and gets Fiona to a tree during the orphanage, before Puss came along song called, "Hey, Princess."
* ChivalrousPervert: Subverted. "I like a little spice on a saucy little maid".
* FrenchJerk: Not only is he more of a jerk in this adaptation, he also appears to be of French descent.
* HeelFaceTurn: {{Implied}}. Monsieur Hood appears at Shrek
and befriended him.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Probably the most sympathetic villain in the series.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Humpty's friendship with Puss
Fiona's party, meaning he now sees Shrek as a good person. He seriously thought Fiona was because the latter saved him from bullies and didn't ridicule him for trying to find magic beans.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: In ''Puss
in Boots'' danger but he later realizes he was this the entire time.]]
** BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: He was never truly evil, just angry at Puss for his betrayal, and redeems himself near the end.]]
* BloodBrothers: Became this with Puss in the past. He had yolk instead of blood, naturally.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: He's an anthropomorphic egg.
* ChefOfIron: Appears in Super Slam as one in the last story mode scenario.
%% * TheChessmaster
%% * DisneyVillainDeath: Although he is [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn no longer a villain at this point]] ]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:Humpty is revealed to be alive at the end credits and is residing with the Golden Goose.]] Though the canonocity of end credits scenes are a matter of debate.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His LimitBreak in Super Slam, is him rushing about while spinning on his head.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Puss, until they had a falling out.
* HollywoodNerd: Was basically one of these in the orphanage, right down to being bullied.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Literally.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
wrong.
* NiceHat: Wears a black top-hat.
* OnlyFriend: Puss tells Kitty that Humpty was his only friend at the orphanage that they both grew up in and also became his sworn brother.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:As the Great Terror descends on the town, Humpty helps lead it to the bridge, where he sacrifices himself so Puss can give the mother the golden goose.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:His whole "stealing the golden eggs" plan was to get revenge on Puss and his old hometown.]]
* LargeHam: As the "Thousand-year-old Egg of Destiny" in ''Super Slam''
* SecretCharacter: in Super Slam, though you'll probably see him fight as an NPC in story mode before unlocking him.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: First appeared in ''Shrek: Reekin' Havoc'' as a boss, wearing mostly blur, having blue lips, and having bulgy eyes; ''Smash and Crash Racing'' gave him stick arms and legs with glasses and gloves; and ''[=SuperSlam=]'' keeps the thin arms and legs and large gloves, but removes his glasses and gives him overalls, Then he gets the current look from the film.
His trademark green hat.



[[folder:The Three Diablos]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puss_in_boots_the_three_diablos_puss_in_boots_33184319_1280_720.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Miles Christopher Bakshi (Sir Timoteo Montenegro the Third, Gonzalo), Nina Zoe Bakshi (Perla)

Three cats that Puss befriends.

to:

[[folder:The Three Diablos]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
[[folder:Fairy Godmother]]
[[quoteright:274:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puss_in_boots_the_three_diablos_puss_in_boots_33184319_1280_720.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/fairy_godmother_shrek.gif]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Miles Christopher Bakshi (Sir Timoteo Montenegro Jennifer Saunders
->''"Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away..."''

The Fairy Godmother is a scheming, conniving opportunist, loosely based on
the Third, Gonzalo), Nina Zoe Bakshi (Perla)

Three cats that Puss befriends.
fairy-tale Cinderella's "Fairy Godmother". She seeks to get the best for herself and her son Prince Charming, rather than others. She often resorts to blackmail and trickery through magic to get her way. She acts as the BigBad of ''Shrek 2''.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: At first.
* CuteKitten: All three of them are adorable kittens.
* TheDitz: Timoteo is incredibly dull-witted.
* TheDreaded: The most feared mercenaries in the land. The guards are too scared to even enter their cell...
* ExtremeOmnivore: Timoteo eats a gold coin.
* FreudianExcuse: They were mean at first because they're orphans and also threatened by the Whisperer.
* HeelFaceTurn: Puss causes them to perform one.
* KillerRabbit: ...They are also a trio of kittens.
* OrphansOrdeal: Hence part of their demeanor.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They're {{Cute Kitten}}s with huge eyes.
* TerribleTrio: Before their HeelFaceTurn, they were a trio of mercenaries.

to:

* AdaptationalHeroism: When ''Shrek 2'' was new, there was an online flash game on the official website that had her as a good guy. Your goal was to find all of the ingredients for the potion to turn Donkey into a horse.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Usually when you think ''"Fairy Godmother"'', the image is that she's a kind and loving being, who doesn't judge anyone based on appearance. However, ''this'' Fairy Godmother is the opposite of that traditional outlook in every way.
* ArrangedMarriage:
** She and King Harold arranged this for Fiona and Charming in exchange for undoing the ogre transformation.
** Implied to have done the same with Harold and Lillian.
* BadBoss: She is shown to be downright abusive towards her employees.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: A firm believer of this. She believes only beautiful people can get happy endings, whereas ugly people don't even deserve to get happy endings.
* {{Blackmail}}: How she keeps Harold under her thumb. [[spoiler: Until the ending that is...]]
* BigBad: Of the second movie.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: At first.
Comes off as sweet and kind but is really quite nasty.
* CuteKitten: All three of CardCarryingVillain: She's not ashamed to admit to the king that she uses tricks up her sleeve to manipulate people's feelings and make them are adorable kittens.
fall in love, as she plans to do with Prince Charming and Fiona.
* TheDitz: Timoteo TheChessmaster
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted only to be played straight later on: When she first appears to Harold, she implies that she
is incredibly dull-witted.going to torture him when shouting at him for Fiona marrying Shrek. However, it immediately shows that the thing she was gonna do that she didn't want to if he didn't tell her was breaking her diet (apparently, she overindulges on junk food when irritated). Played straight, however, when she threatens Harold with what is heavily implied to be turning him back into a frog if he didn't spike Fiona's tea with a love potion.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: She's conniving businesswoman who is only out to use others to benefit herself and her son Prince Charming.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The only one the Fairy Godmother loves truly is her son, whom she dotes on, and wants to make king by marrying him to Fiona. At the same time though, she wants power for herself and uses her son as a way to get it.

%% * TheDreaded: The most feared mercenaries in EvilBrit
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilOldFolks: In
the land. The guards are too scared video game.
* EvilSorceror: She has access
to even enter their cell...
powerful magic.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Timoteo eats a gold coin.
FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"]]
* FreudianExcuse: They were mean at first because FantasticRacism: An interesting example, her prejudice seems to be against people's level of physical attractiveness--sort of an extreme form of BeautyEqualsGoodness. In her eyes, only beautiful people (or people who have been ''made'' beautiful) get happy endings. If they're orphans ugly, then not only do they not ''get'' happy endings--but in her eyes, they don't even ''deserve'' happy endings.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She pretends to gently
and also threatened by kindly convince Shrek to "stop living in a fairytale," but once she's seen for what she really is, she's ruthless, vengeful, evil, cruel, selfish and will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in her way.
* GenreBlind: For some insane reason she thought it was a good idea to sing an [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic hero]] [[ThemeMusicPowerup ballad]] in
the Whisperer.
climax of the final act.
* HeelFaceTurn: Puss causes them GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:She takes her defeat in the video game version somewhat well ("Oh well, I guess a Fairy Godmother can't win everything."]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:She gets hit by her own magic, which turns her into bubbles, sparkles.. and most tellingly... a shower of tears]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The Fairy Godmother isn't like her classic benevolent counterpart who uses her magic for the right reasons.
%%* KarmicDeath: See above.
* LightIsNotGood: Despite her name, she's evil.
* ManipulativeBitch: She uses any and every underhanded trick, some that make her appear more benevolent and kinder than she really is.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:She got one of her spells reflected back at her and just...turns into bubbles, sparkles and rather fittingly... a small shower of tears.]]
* NeverMyFault: She threw a fit when Harold said Charming was too late
to perform one.
rescue Fiona from the tower.
* KillerRabbit: ...They PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "Ogres don't get happy endings!"
** Also, her characterization of the cross-dressing Big Bad Wolf as "gender-confused."
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: She has no qualms about resorting to trickery and extortion to get what she wants, in this case, the crown of Far Far Away. When Fiona didn't fall in love with Charming on her own, she decided to drug her with a potion so that she would marry Charming.
* SmugSnake: Though arguably the most competent one in the series.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Until the climax,]] no one is aware of the Fairy Godmother's real personality.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Though it's short-lived, her final act to try and blast Fiona and Shrek shows all pretense of goodness and loving
are off the table, even with the entire kingdom watching.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A ''villainous'' example in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' [[spoiler:and
also a trio of kittens.
* OrphansOrdeal: Hence part of their demeanor.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They're {{Cute Kitten}}s with huge eyes.
* TerribleTrio: Before their HeelFaceTurn, they were a trio of mercenaries.
posthumous one]].
--> ''"Don't Stop Believing! Mommy's little Angel"''



[[folder: Anthrax]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: She's the unicorn briefly seen in the first movie, being delivered to Farquaad's army by what appears to be [[AliceInWonderland Alice]]; before her appearance in Shrek Super Slam.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her LimitBreak in Super Slam is a FoeTossingCharge with rainbows trailing after her.
%% * GenkiGirl
* MeaningfulName: Anthrax is a horrid disease that comes about when herbivores eat spores while grazing, they appear to be in perfect health, then suddenly die off; It can be transferred to humans through clothing, and causes ulcerations on the skin.
** NonIndicativeName: [[KillTheCutie Unless she has said condition...]]
* SecretCharacter: In Shrek Super Slam.
* ShoutOut: If that girl handling her is Indeed Alice of ''Alice in Wonderland'' fame, then its a clever nod to the Lion and the Unicorn from the second book.
* {{Unicorn}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Little Red Riding Hood]]
* BadassNormal: Mostly in the games, but sometimes in the films as well, 4Ever shows us that she's a criminal in an alternate timeline.
* TheCameo: Appears in Shrek 2 as a greeter of the area Shrek and Fiona are staying at for their honeymoon, only to be scared off by them. In 4Ever she is a villain in the alternate timeline.
** LittleMissBadass
* LittleRedFightingHood: In her video game appearances, she'll be this.
[[/folder]]

!!Antagonists

[[folder:Lord Farquaad]]
[[quoteright:129:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_thing.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Lithgow

Lord Farquaad is the comically short, ruthless ruler of the huge castle of Duloc and the BigBad of the first film.

to:

[[folder: Anthrax]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: She's the unicorn briefly seen in the first movie, being delivered to Farquaad's army by what appears to be [[AliceInWonderland Alice]]; before her appearance in Shrek Super Slam.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Her LimitBreak in Super Slam is a FoeTossingCharge with rainbows trailing after her.
%% * GenkiGirl
* MeaningfulName: Anthrax is a horrid disease that comes about when herbivores eat spores while grazing, they appear to be in perfect health, then suddenly die off; It can be transferred to humans through clothing, and causes ulcerations on the skin.
** NonIndicativeName: [[KillTheCutie Unless she has said condition...]]
* SecretCharacter: In Shrek Super Slam.
* ShoutOut: If that girl handling her is Indeed Alice of ''Alice in Wonderland'' fame, then its a clever nod to the Lion and the Unicorn from the second book.
* {{Unicorn}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Little Red Riding Hood]]
* BadassNormal: Mostly in the games, but sometimes in the films as well, 4Ever shows us that she's a criminal in an alternate timeline.
* TheCameo: Appears in Shrek 2 as a greeter of the area Shrek and Fiona are staying at for their honeymoon, only to be scared off by them. In 4Ever she is a villain in the alternate timeline.
** LittleMissBadass
* LittleRedFightingHood: In her video game appearances, she'll be this.
[[/folder]]

!!Antagonists

[[folder:Lord Farquaad]]
[[quoteright:129:http://static.
[[folder:Prince Charming]]
[[quoteright:329:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_thing.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prince_charming_shrek_the_third.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Lithgow

Lord Farquaad
Rupert Everett
->''"Tell me where he is, Mother! I will wrench his head from his shoulders - I will smite him where he stands - [[LargeHam HE WILL RUE THE VERY DAY HE STOLE MY KINGDOM AWAY FROM ME]]!"''

Prince Charming
is the comically short, ruthless ruler son of the huge castle of Duloc Fairy Godmother. He is very handsome, and was supposed to rescue Princess Fiona from her dragon-guarded tower. He starts off as the secondary anatgonist in ''Shrek 2'' and becomes the BigBad of ''Shrek the first film.Third''.



* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Everyone attending his wedding laughs and cheers when Dragon [[spoiler:smashes through the window and eats him alive.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BigBad: In the first ''Shrek''.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Subverted at the same time]].[[/note]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Inflicts it on Gingy.
* CompensatingForSomething: Shrek suspects this when he sees his huge castle.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Farquaad gets what he deserves at the wedding and gets eaten by Dragon. Dragon burps out his crown a few seconds later]].
* {{Egopolis}}: Duloc is one for him.
* EvilOverlord: Though comparatively minor (ha!) compared to the next three.
* {{Expy}}: Though not specifically stated, he bears a strong resemblance to former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Katzenberg's former boss who passed him over for a job as president of the Walt Disney company, leading to Katzenberg's resignation and the formation of Dreamworks.
* FantasticRacism: He hates all fairy tale creatures, including human ones such as witches. For him, the perfect world is only with ordinary humans.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he tortures Gingy and such.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Think hard about what his name sounds like.
** Him ''getting a boner'' while lying in bed with the Mirror showing him Fiona on endless loop.
* GloriousLeader: Pretends to care about his subjects when in reality he only wants the princess so he can be a king.
* GoldDigger: He only wanted Fiona's title.
* HeightAngst: Is much shorter than other characters in his realm, for which he takes ridiculous measures to compensate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Doesn't like being told he isn't a king.
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:Dragon devours him after he orders Shrek and Fiona to be imprisoned.]]
* LargeHam: It more than compensates!
* MisterBig: About three feet tall and the evil head of a racist kingdom.
* TheNapoleon: Farquaad is so short that some posters have Fiona tower over him even when she's sitting and he's standing.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName:
--> I'm not the monster here, ''you'' are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash poisoning my perfect world."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Quite by accident he screws up the plans of all three other villains from the other films.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Believed to be a parody of Michael Eisner, due to Dreamworks founder Jeffrey Katzenberger's well-known disgust for the former Disney CEO.
* NonActionBigBad: The most violent thing he does in the movie is [[spoiler:grab Fiona and hold a knife to her towards the end, which leads directly to his death.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Despises fairy tale creatures and has them all deported to Shrek's swamp.
* SmugSnake: Obviously.
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** If he hadn't decided to pursue Princess Fiona and sent Shrek after her, the Fairy Godmother's deal would have gone through without a hitch.
** Hell, he manages to be this to all THREE of the other movies' villains: he screwed up Prince Charming the same way he did the Fairy Godmother, and Rumpelstiltskin was about to successfully convince Fiona's parents to sign a contract to save her and get their kingdom, but they then get the news that Shrek had rescued Fiona.
* TeenyWeenie: It's a RunningGag that Donkey and Shrek think he has this, but it's kept subtle.
-->'''Shrek''': ''(Seeing Lord Farquaad's large castle)'' Do you think he's [[CompensatingForSomething compensating for something?]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy to Fiona's huge girl, before she marries Shrek.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It's a "utopia" only for him, though.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when [[spoiler:Shrek storms his wedding and Fiona reveals her nature as an ogress.]] He orders his knights to seize them both and starts shouting for order and ranting about how he's king.
* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona... until he discovers her secret.
* XanatosSpeedChess: His initial plan is to name the knight who can kill Shrek his champion and send him to go and save Fiona. When Shrek beats them all, he simply declares Shrek the champion.

to:

* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Everyone attending AdaptationalVillainy: This version isn't really very "charming" at all.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Being voiced by the openly gay Rupert Everett doesn't help. There is a huge ParentalBonus in the scene where he talks to
his wedding laughs and cheers mother about his reluctance to marry Fiona -- apparently, he is not interested in women at all...[[note]]He has, however, shown revulsion towards the wolf when Dragon [[spoiler:smashes through the window he sees him in what is supposed to be Fiona's bed, and eats him alive.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BigBad: In the first ''Shrek''.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Subverted at the same time]].
it is also implied that he has some reciprocation of romantic feelings for Rapunzel. It's also possible he's bisexual though.[[/note]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Inflicts it on Gingy.
BigBad: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* CompensatingForSomething: Shrek suspects this when he sees TheCaligula: Far Far Away becomes a WretchedHive under his huge castle.
rulership.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Farquaad gets what he deserves CampStraight: Although there has been speculation...
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: He has a terrible habit of doing this. He's actually rather competent
at the wedding both scheming and gets eaten by Dragon. Dragon burps out his crown a few seconds later]].
fighting, but almost always ends up stepping in only after he's already lost.
* {{Egopolis}}: Duloc DisappearedDad: His father is one for him.
* EvilOverlord: Though comparatively minor (ha!) compared to the next three.
* {{Expy}}: Though not specifically stated, he bears a strong resemblance to former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Katzenberg's former boss who passed him over for a job as president of the Walt Disney company, leading to Katzenberg's resignation
unnamed, never mentioned, and the formation of Dreamworks.
* FantasticRacism: He hates all fairy tale creatures, including
is most likely dead (he was probably a normal human ones such as witches. For him, like his son).
* TheDragon: In ''Shrek 2''.
* DragonAscendant: In ''Shrek
the perfect world is only with ordinary humans.
Third''.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he tortures Gingy and such.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Think hard about what his name sounds like.
** Him ''getting a boner'' while lying in bed with
DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Does very little to aid the Mirror showing him Fiona on endless loop.
* GloriousLeader: Pretends to care about his subjects when in reality he only wants
Fairy Godmother during the princess so he can be a king.
* GoldDigger: He only wanted Fiona's title.
* HeightAngst: Is much shorter than other characters in his realm, for
climax except to throw her her wand, which he takes ridiculous measures to compensate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Doesn't like being told he isn't a king.
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:Dragon devours him after he orders Shrek and Fiona to be imprisoned.
almost immediately backfires for her.]]
* LargeHam: EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It more than compensates!
* MisterBig: About three feet tall
is shown he genuinely loves his mother and he [[spoiler:mourns her death in ''Shrek the evil head of a racist kingdom.
* TheNapoleon: Farquaad is so short that some posters have Fiona tower over him even when she's sitting and he's standing.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName:
--> I'm not the monster here, ''you'' are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash poisoning my perfect world."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Quite by accident he screws up the plans of all three other villains from the other films.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Believed to be a parody of Michael Eisner, due to Dreamworks founder Jeffrey Katzenberger's well-known disgust for the former Disney CEO.
* NonActionBigBad: The most violent thing he does in the movie is [[spoiler:grab Fiona and hold a knife to her towards the end, which leads directly to his death.
Third''.]]
%%* EvilBrit
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Despises fairy tale creatures and has them all deported to Shrek's swamp.
* SmugSnake: Obviously.
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** If he hadn't decided to pursue Princess Fiona and sent
EvilOverlord: Briefly becomes one in Shrek the Third when he conquers Far Far Away.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Momma?"]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: After his mother's defeat in the second film, he's reduced to being a stage actor who is but a shell of his former self. He is considered a laughingstock, even by ''other villains''. Later on, he's forced to partake into obvious villainy, and appeals to the villains' deepest desire for a happily ever after, and becomes a serious threat
after her, the Fairy Godmother's deal would have gone through without a hitch.
** Hell, he manages to be this to all THREE of the other movies' villains: he screwed up Prince Charming the same way he did the Fairy Godmother, and Rumpelstiltskin was about to successfully convince Fiona's parents to sign a contract to save her and get their kingdom, but they then get the news that Shrek had rescued Fiona.
taking over Far Far Away.
* TeenyWeenie: It's GoKartingWithBowser: He participates in the Far Far Away Idol in a RunningGag that Donkey and DVD extra for ''Shrek 2'', his animosity with Shrek think and Fiona apparently forgotten or he has this, but it's kept subtle.just wanted an opportunity to be a big shot.
-->'''Shrek''': ''(Seeing Lord Farquaad's large castle)'' Do you think * HairFlip: Constantly ("...with soft and bouncy haaaaaairrr!").
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is a fairy, and his father is ''presumably'' human given his appearance.
* IronicNickname: He's called Prince Charming, but
he's [[CompensatingForSomething compensating far from it. This is most likely intentional.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although he is intended to look very handsome and is in prince clothing, he is really a snobby, evil, power-hungry, psychopathic, and narcissistic villain.
* LargeHam: Rupert Everett, 'nuff said.
* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except
for something?]]
Charming himself, pull a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Tiny guy to Fiona's huge girl, before she marries Shrek.
{{Narcissist}}
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It's a "utopia" OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "PrinceCharming" may not be his true name, and it belies who he really is, but it's the only for him, though.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when [[spoiler:Shrek storms his wedding and Fiona reveals her nature as an ogress.]] He orders his knights to seize them both and starts shouting for order and ranting about how
name he's king.
* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona... until
gone by for as long as he discovers her secret.
can remember.
* XanatosSpeedChess: His initial plan PrettyBoy: Easily the prettiest male character in the series. Most likely {{invoked|Trope}}.
* PrinceCharmless: He doesn't ''look'' it, but that's his personality
is to quite the opposite of what his name suggests.
* PsychopathicManchild: Implied in ''Shrek 2'' when he wanted
the knight fantasy equivalent of a Happy Meal, which comes with a toy battle axe. Explored further in ''Shrek the Third''.
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the big pep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming
who can kill Shrek decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].
%%* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake: In both
his champion movies.
* SpearCounterpart: He's essentially Fiona prior to her CharacterDevelopment -- stuck up, rude,
and send determined to achieve the typical fairy tale happy ending.
%%* [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter The Ugly Woman's Hot Son]]
* VillainSong: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is not mentioned at all in ''Shrek Forever After'', even though Fairy Godmother had originally arranged for
him to go save Fiona instead of Shrek, and the movie takes place primarily in a timeline where Shrek didn't save Fiona. When Shrek beats them all, he It is simply declares Shrek said that no one came to save her at all. It's possible though that like all the champion.other knights, he was killed by Dragon.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Shrek The Third'' he actually tries to ''slash'' Arthur, a helpless kid.
** He also has Donkey and Dragon's babies locked up in a zoo to be ridiculed as freaks.



[[folder:Monsieur Hood]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38352.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/VincentCassel

"Monsieur Robin Hood" is a French-accented version of Robin Hood who appears in the first Shrek film. Believing Shrek to be kidnapping Princess Fiona, he tries to save her with the aid of his Merry Men. They are defeated by Princess Fiona, who uses her kung-fu skills. Robin is portrayed as more of a misunderstanding nuisance than a threatening villain, as he genuinely believes that Shrek was going to harm Fiona. He and the Merry Men attend Shrek and Fiona's wedding proving that there was no malice.

to:

[[folder:Monsieur Hood]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.
[[folder:Rumpelstiltskin]]
[[quoteright:177:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_38352.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rumpelstiltskin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/VincentCassel

"Monsieur Robin Hood"
Walt Dohrn
->''"Just sign it, and all your problems will disappear."''

Rumpelstiltskin
is a French-accented version of Robin Hood short man who appears in the first Shrek film. Believing Shrek to be kidnapping Princess Fiona, he tries to save her makes magical deals (complete with contracts). He is the aid BigBad of his Merry Men. They are defeated by Princess Fiona, who uses her kung-fu skills. Robin is portrayed as more of a misunderstanding nuisance than a threatening villain, as he genuinely believes that Shrek was going to harm Fiona. He and the Merry Men attend Shrek and Fiona's wedding proving that there was no malice.''Shrek Forever After''.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Was about to kill Shrek for no good reason.
* CasanovaWannabe: He swoops down and gets Fiona to a tree during the song called, "Hey, Princess."
* ChivalrousPervert: Subverted. "I like a little spice on a saucy little maid".
* FrenchJerk: Not only is he more of a jerk in this adaptation, he also appears to be of French descent.
* HeelFaceTurn: {{Implied}}. Monsieur Hood appears at Shrek and Fiona's party, meaning he now sees Shrek as a good person. He seriously thought Fiona was in danger but he later realizes he was wrong.
* NiceHat: His trademark green hat.

to:

* AdaptationalVillainy: Was about to kill Shrek for no good reason.
* CasanovaWannabe: He swoops down
AmbiguouslyGay: Whereas Charming is just flat-out effeminate, Rumple has extremely flamboyant mannerisms and gets Fiona to a tree during is obsessed with wigs.
* AxCrazy: The scene with an actual axe is mere icing on
the song called, "Hey, Princess."
cake.
* ChivalrousPervert: Subverted. "I like BadBoss: Toward the witches.
* BigBad: Far more convincingly than the other, halfway-sympathetic and part-ineffectual villains.
* ABoyAndHisX: He has
a little spice on giant pet goose named Fifi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His aforementioned obsession with wigs doesn't make him anything less dangerous and effective.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away is
a saucy little maid".decaying ruin under his rule, with the city itself falling to pieces while he lives a life of extravagance in his palace.
* FrenchJerk: Not only DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek at this.
* DealWithTheDevil: His job description.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: In the AlternateReality, the Far Far Away he rules
is derelict and rotting, while he uses the ogre population and Shrek's pals for slave labor.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Most notably the scene with the glass of water...
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:He reacts with horror when his goose Fifi disappears in the alternate timeline, and again when she's blown up by Fiona in the present timeline.]]
* EvilOverlord: Achieves his goals
more of than Farquaad could ever have hoped.
* EvilRedhead: Rumple ''is'' actually
a jerk in redhead, but his "angry wig" symbolizes this adaptation, he also appears trope.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Initially seems
to be AffablyEvil... until things fail to go his way.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He didn't care that Shrek's actions helped bring peace to Far Far Away, only that the ogre had ruined his business.
* JackassGenie: While not a genie, the fact that he grants wishes with frequent amounts
of French descent.
* HeelFaceTurn: {{Implied}}. Monsieur Hood appears at Shrek and Fiona's party, meaning he now sees Shrek as a good person. He seriously thought Fiona was
LoopholeAbuse in danger but he later realizes he was wrong.
his favor is his M.O.
* NiceHat: LargeHam: Possibly the biggest in the series.
* ManipulativeBastard:
His trademark green hat.essential function when he's not being a SmugSnake.
* MoralityPet: His goose for him.
* NapoleonComplex: A complex because unlike Farquaad, he's insane.
* SmugSnake: While taking a break from manipulation. This proves to be a mistake.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He looks ''much'' different from his appearance in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.



[[folder:Fairy Godmother]]
[[quoteright:274:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fairy_godmother_shrek.gif]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Jennifer Saunders
->''"Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away..."''

The Fairy Godmother is a scheming, conniving opportunist, loosely based on the fairy-tale Cinderella's "Fairy Godmother". She seeks to get the best for herself and her son Prince Charming, rather than others. She often resorts to blackmail and trickery through magic to get her way. She acts as the BigBad of ''Shrek 2''.

to:

[[folder:Fairy Godmother]]
[[quoteright:274:http://static.
[[folder:Fifi]]
[[quoteright:244:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fairy_godmother_shrek.gif]]
-->'''Voiced
org/pmwiki/pub/images/fifi.png]]
--> '''Voiced
by:''' Jennifer Saunders
->''"Remember, happiness
Frank Welker

Fifi
is just a teardrop away..."''

The Fairy Godmother is a scheming, conniving opportunist, loosely based on the fairy-tale Cinderella's "Fairy Godmother".
Rumpelstiltskin's pet goose. She seeks to get the best for herself is also his bodyguard and her son Prince Charming, rather than others. She often resorts to blackmail and trickery through magic to get her way. She acts as the BigBad of ''Shrek 2''.carriage puller.



* AdaptationalHeroism: When ''Shrek 2'' was new, there was an online flash game on the official website that had her as a good guy. Your goal was to find all of the ingredients for the potion to turn Donkey into a horse.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Usually when you think ''"Fairy Godmother"'', the image is that she's a kind and loving being, who doesn't judge anyone based on appearance. However, ''this'' Fairy Godmother is the opposite of that traditional outlook in every way.
* ArrangedMarriage:
** She and King Harold arranged this for Fiona and Charming in exchange for undoing the ogre transformation.
** Implied to have done the same with Harold and Lillian.
* BadBoss: She is shown to be downright abusive towards her employees.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: A firm believer of this. She believes only beautiful people can get happy endings, whereas ugly people don't even deserve to get happy endings.
* {{Blackmail}}: How she keeps Harold under her thumb. [[spoiler: Until the ending that is...]]
* BigBad: Of the second movie.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Comes off as sweet and kind but is really quite nasty.
* CardCarryingVillain: She's not ashamed to admit to the king that she uses tricks up her sleeve to manipulate people's feelings and make them fall in love, as she plans to do with Prince Charming and Fiona.
* TheChessmaster
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted only to be played straight later on: When she first appears to Harold, she implies that she is going to torture him when shouting at him for Fiona marrying Shrek. However, it immediately shows that the thing she was gonna do that she didn't want to if he didn't tell her was breaking her diet (apparently, she overindulges on junk food when irritated). Played straight, however, when she threatens Harold with what is heavily implied to be turning him back into a frog if he didn't spike Fiona's tea with a love potion.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: She's conniving businesswoman who is only out to use others to benefit herself and her son Prince Charming.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The only one the Fairy Godmother loves truly is her son, whom she dotes on, and wants to make king by marrying him to Fiona. At the same time though, she wants power for herself and uses her son as a way to get it.
%% * EvilBrit
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilOldFolks: In the video game.
* EvilSorceror: She has access to powerful magic.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"]]
* FantasticRacism: An interesting example, her prejudice seems to be against people's level of physical attractiveness--sort of an extreme form of BeautyEqualsGoodness. In her eyes, only beautiful people (or people who have been ''made'' beautiful) get happy endings. If they're ugly, then not only do they not ''get'' happy endings--but in her eyes, they don't even ''deserve'' happy endings.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She pretends to gently and kindly convince Shrek to "stop living in a fairytale," but once she's seen for what she really is, she's ruthless, vengeful, evil, cruel, selfish and will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in her way.
* GenreBlind: For some insane reason she thought it was a good idea to sing an [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic hero]] [[ThemeMusicPowerup ballad]] in the climax of the final act.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:She takes her defeat in the video game version somewhat well ("Oh well, I guess a Fairy Godmother can't win everything."]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:She gets hit by her own magic, which turns her into bubbles, sparkles.. and most tellingly... a shower of tears]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The Fairy Godmother isn't like her classic benevolent counterpart who uses her magic for the right reasons.
%%* KarmicDeath: See above.
* LightIsNotGood: Despite her name, she's evil.
* ManipulativeBitch: She uses any and every underhanded trick, some that make her appear more benevolent and kinder than she really is.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:She got one of her spells reflected back at her and just...turns into bubbles, sparkles and rather fittingly... a small shower of tears.]]
* NeverMyFault: She threw a fit when Harold said Charming was too late to rescue Fiona from the tower.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "Ogres don't get happy endings!"
** Also, her characterization of the cross-dressing Big Bad Wolf as "gender-confused."
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: She has no qualms about resorting to trickery and extortion to get what she wants, in this case, the crown of Far Far Away. When Fiona didn't fall in love with Charming on her own, she decided to drug her with a potion so that she would marry Charming.
* SmugSnake: Though arguably the most competent one in the series.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Until the climax,]] no one is aware of the Fairy Godmother's real personality.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Though it's short-lived, her final act to try and blast Fiona and Shrek shows all pretense of goodness and loving are off the table, even with the entire kingdom watching.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A ''villainous'' example in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' [[spoiler:and also a posthumous one]].
--> ''"Don't Stop Believing! Mommy's little Angel"''

to:

* AdaptationalHeroism: When ''Shrek 2'' was new, there was an online flash game on CoolPet: A magical goose.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Rumpelstiltskin calls Fifi ''her'' and Fifi doesn't get annoyed by this, meaning he couldn't have been mistaken.
* FluffyTheTerrible: In
the official website that had her as a good guy. Your goal was to find all of the ingredients for the potion to turn Donkey into a horse.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Usually when you think ''"Fairy Godmother"'', the image is that
alternate universe she's a kind giant, ferocious goose.
* JerkAss: Fifi has a cranky
and loving being, who doesn't judge anyone based on appearance. However, ''this'' Fairy Godmother is the opposite of that traditional outlook in every way.
bitter character.
* ArrangedMarriage:
** She and King Harold arranged this for Fiona and Charming in exchange for undoing the ogre transformation.
** Implied to have done the same with Harold and Lillian.
* BadBoss: She is shown to be downright abusive towards her employees.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: A firm believer of this. She believes only beautiful people can get happy endings, whereas ugly people don't even deserve to get happy endings.
* {{Blackmail}}: How she keeps Harold under her thumb. [[spoiler: Until the ending that is...]]
* BigBad: Of the second movie.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Comes off as sweet and kind but is really quite nasty.
* CardCarryingVillain: She's not ashamed to admit to the king that she uses tricks up her sleeve to manipulate people's feelings and make them fall in love, as she plans to do with Prince Charming and Fiona.
* TheChessmaster
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted only to be played straight later on: When she first appears to Harold, she implies that she is going to torture him when shouting at him for Fiona marrying Shrek. However, it immediately shows that the thing she was gonna do that she didn't want to if he didn't tell her was breaking her diet (apparently, she overindulges on junk food when irritated). Played straight, however, when she threatens Harold with what is heavily implied to be turning him back into a frog if he didn't spike Fiona's tea with a love potion.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: She's conniving businesswoman who is only out to use others to benefit herself and her son Prince Charming.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The only one the Fairy Godmother loves truly is her son, whom she dotes on, and wants to make king by marrying him to Fiona. At the same time though, she wants power for herself and uses her son as a way to get it.
NonHumanSidekick: To Rumpelstiltskin.
%% * EvilBrit
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilOldFolks: In the video game.
* EvilSorceror:
LackOfEmpathy: She has access to powerful magic.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"]]
* FantasticRacism: An interesting example, her prejudice seems to be against people's level of physical attractiveness--sort of an extreme form of BeautyEqualsGoodness. In her eyes, only beautiful people (or people who have been ''made'' beautiful) get happy endings. If they're ugly, then not only do they not ''get'' happy endings--but in her eyes, they don't
doesn't care about Rumpelstiltskin. She is even ''deserve'' happy endings.
out of ''sight'' when he is captured.
* FauxAffablyEvil: PerpetualFrowner: She pretends to gently is never seen smiling. Even when Rumpelstiltskin is throwing a party and kindly convince Shrek to "stop living in a fairytale," but once when she's seen for what she really is, she's ruthless, vengeful, evil, cruel, selfish being groomed by the Three Little Pigs her expression remains the same.
* ToothyBird: Has prominent sharp teeth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancelot]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_53620.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Krasinski

Sir Lancelot is one of Arthur's classmates in high school. He's very handsome
and will stop at nothing muscular.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. He is more a {{Jerkass}} toward [[KingArthur Artie]].
* TheBully: An archetype example; he's a bully
to remove those who stand in her way.
the CoolLoser (Arthur).
* GenreBlind: For some insane reason she thought it was a good idea to sing an [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic hero]] [[ThemeMusicPowerup ballad]] JerkJock: A very typical jock-bully archetype, we see him picking on the unfortunate Frollo's Horse during his brief appearance in the climax of the final act.
third Shrek film, laughing when Frollo's Horse rides on Ms. Hamrack.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:She takes her defeat PopularIsDumb: Not quite in the video game version somewhat well ("Oh well, I guess brains department.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's
a Fairy Godmother can't win everything."]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler:She gets hit by her own magic, which turns her into bubbles, sparkles.. and most tellingly... a shower of tears]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The Fairy Godmother isn't like her classic benevolent counterpart who uses her magic for the right reasons.
%%* KarmicDeath: See above.
* LightIsNotGood: Despite her name, she's evil.
* ManipulativeBitch: She uses any and every underhanded trick, some that make her appear more benevolent and kinder than she really is.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:She got one of her spells reflected back at her and just...turns into bubbles, sparkles and rather fittingly... a small shower of tears.]]
* NeverMyFault: She threw a fit when Harold said Charming was too late to rescue Fiona from the tower.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: "Ogres don't get happy endings!"
** Also, her characterization of the cross-dressing Big Bad Wolf as "gender-confused."
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: She has no qualms about resorting to trickery and extortion to get what she wants, in this case, the crown of Far Far Away. When Fiona didn't fall in love with Charming on her own, she decided to drug her with a potion so that she would marry Charming.
* SmugSnake: Though arguably the most competent one in the series.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Until the climax,]] no one is aware of the Fairy Godmother's real personality.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Though it's short-lived, her final act to try and blast Fiona and Shrek shows all pretense of goodness and loving are off the table, even with the entire kingdom watching.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: A ''villainous'' example in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' [[spoiler:and also a posthumous one]].
--> ''"Don't Stop Believing! Mommy's little Angel"''
bully towards Arthur.



[[folder:Prince Charming]]
[[quoteright:329:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prince_charming_shrek_the_third.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Rupert Everett
->''"Tell me where he is, Mother! I will wrench his head from his shoulders - I will smite him where he stands - [[LargeHam HE WILL RUE THE VERY DAY HE STOLE MY KINGDOM AWAY FROM ME]]!"''

Prince Charming is the son of the Fairy Godmother. He is very handsome, and was supposed to rescue Princess Fiona from her dragon-guarded tower. He starts off as the secondary anatgonist in ''Shrek 2'' and becomes the BigBad of ''Shrek the Third''.

to:

[[folder:Prince Charming]]
[[quoteright:329:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prince_charming_shrek_the_third.jpg]]
[[folder:Evil Stepsisters]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Rupert Everett
->''"Tell me where he is, Mother! I will wrench his head from his shoulders - I will smite him where he stands - [[LargeHam HE WILL RUE THE VERY DAY HE STOLE MY KINGDOM AWAY FROM ME]]!"''

Prince Charming is the son of the Fairy Godmother. He is very handsome, and was supposed to rescue Princess Fiona from her dragon-guarded tower. He starts off as the secondary anatgonist in ''Shrek 2'' and becomes the BigBad of ''Shrek the Third''.
Larry King (Dorris), Regis Philbin (Mabel)

Cinderella's evil (until their HeelFaceTurn), ugly stepsisters.



* AdaptationalVillainy: This version isn't really very "charming" at all.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Being voiced by the openly gay Rupert Everett doesn't help. There is a huge ParentalBonus in the scene where he talks to his mother about his reluctance to marry Fiona -- apparently, he is not interested in women at all...[[note]]He has, however, shown revulsion towards the wolf when he sees him in what is supposed to be Fiona's bed, and it is also implied that he has some reciprocation of romantic feelings for Rapunzel. It's also possible he's bisexual though.[[/note]]
* BigBad: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away becomes a WretchedHive under his rulership.
* CampStraight: Although there has been speculation...
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: He has a terrible habit of doing this. He's actually rather competent at both scheming and fighting, but almost always ends up stepping in only after he's already lost.
* DisappearedDad: His father is unnamed, never mentioned, and is most likely dead (he was probably a normal human like his son).
* TheDragon: In ''Shrek 2''.
* DragonAscendant: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Does very little to aid the Fairy Godmother during the climax except to throw her her wand, which almost immediately backfires for her.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It is shown he genuinely loves his mother and he [[spoiler:mourns her death in ''Shrek the Third''.]]
%%* EvilBrit
* EvilOverlord: Briefly becomes one in Shrek the Third when he conquers Far Far Away.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Momma?"]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: After his mother's defeat in the second film, he's reduced to being a stage actor who is but a shell of his former self. He is considered a laughingstock, even by ''other villains''. Later on, he's forced to partake into obvious villainy, and appeals to the villains' deepest desire for a happily ever after, and becomes a serious threat after taking over Far Far Away.
* GoKartingWithBowser: He participates in the Far Far Away Idol in a DVD extra for ''Shrek 2'', his animosity with Shrek and Fiona apparently forgotten or he just wanted an opportunity to be a big shot.
* HairFlip: Constantly ("...with soft and bouncy haaaaaairrr!").
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is a fairy, and his father is ''presumably'' human given his appearance.
* IronicNickname: He's called Prince Charming, but he's far from it. This is most likely intentional.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although he is intended to look very handsome and is in prince clothing, he is really a snobby, evil, power-hungry, psychopathic, and narcissistic villain.
* LargeHam: Rupert Everett, 'nuff said.
* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except for Charming himself, pull a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "PrinceCharming" may not be his true name, and it belies who he really is, but it's the only name he's gone by for as long as he can remember.
* PrettyBoy: Easily the prettiest male character in the series. Most likely {{invoked|Trope}}.
* PrinceCharmless: He doesn't ''look'' it, but that's his personality is quite the opposite of what his name suggests.
* PsychopathicManchild: Implied in ''Shrek 2'' when he wanted the fantasy equivalent of a Happy Meal, which comes with a toy battle axe. Explored further in ''Shrek the Third''.
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the big pep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming who decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].
%%* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake: In both his movies.
* SpearCounterpart: He's essentially Fiona prior to her CharacterDevelopment -- stuck up, rude, and determined to achieve the typical fairy tale happy ending.
%%* [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter The Ugly Woman's Hot Son]]
* VillainSong: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is not mentioned at all in ''Shrek Forever After'', even though Fairy Godmother had originally arranged for him to save Fiona instead of Shrek, and the movie takes place primarily in a timeline where Shrek didn't save Fiona. It is simply said that no one came to save her at all. It's possible though that like all the other knights, he was killed by Dragon.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Shrek The Third'' he actually tries to ''slash'' Arthur, a helpless kid.
** He also has Donkey and Dragon's babies locked up in a zoo to be ridiculed as freaks.

to:

* AdaptationalVillainy: This version isn't really very "charming" at all.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Being voiced by the openly gay Rupert Everett doesn't help. There is a huge ParentalBonus in the scene where he talks to his mother about his reluctance to marry Fiona -- apparently, he is not interested in women at all...[[note]]He has, however, shown revulsion towards the wolf when he sees him in what is supposed to be Fiona's bed, and it is also implied that he
AbhorrentAdmirer: Dorris has some reciprocation of romantic strong feelings for Rapunzel. It's also possible he's bisexual though.[[/note]]
Prince Charming. Unfortunately, Charming isn't too thrilled about her pursuit.
* BigBad: In ''Shrek {{Gonk}}: Both of them are unusually ugly women, with some doubting their gender.
* HeelFaceTurn: One of
the Third''.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away becomes a WretchedHive under his rulership.
* CampStraight: Although there has been speculation...
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: He has a terrible habit of doing this. He's actually rather competent at both scheming and fighting, but almost always ends up stepping in only after he's already lost.
* DisappearedDad: His father is unnamed, never mentioned, and is most likely dead (he
stepsisters. Though it's arguable whether or not she was probably a normal human like his son).
evil to begin with. Just ugly.
* TheDragon: In ''Shrek 2''.
* DragonAscendant: In ''Shrek
ShesGotLegs: This is one of the Third''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Does very little to aid
ways Dorris distracts the Fairy Godmother during the climax except to throw her her wand, which almost immediately backfires for her.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It is shown he genuinely loves his mother and he [[spoiler:mourns her death
guards in ''Shrek the Third''.]]
%%* EvilBrit
* EvilOverlord: Briefly becomes one in Shrek the Third when he conquers Far Far Away.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Momma?"]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: After his mother's defeat in the second film, he's reduced to being
Third''. She was concealed behind a stage actor who is but a shell of his former self. He is considered a laughingstock, even by ''other villains''. Later on, he's forced to partake into obvious villainy, and appeals to the villains' deepest desire for a happily ever after, and becomes a serious threat after taking over Far Far Away.
* GoKartingWithBowser: He participates in the Far Far Away Idol in a DVD extra for ''Shrek 2'', his animosity with Shrek and Fiona apparently forgotten or he just wanted an opportunity to be a big shot.
* HairFlip: Constantly ("...with soft and bouncy haaaaaairrr!").
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother is a fairy, and his father is ''presumably'' human given his appearance.
* IronicNickname: He's called Prince Charming, but he's far from it. This is most likely intentional.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although he is intended to look very handsome and is in prince clothing, he is really a snobby, evil, power-hungry, psychopathic, and narcissistic villain.
* LargeHam: Rupert Everett, 'nuff said.
* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except for Charming himself, pull a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "PrinceCharming" may not be his true name,
wall, and it belies who he really is, but it's could've been any of the only name he's gone by for as long as he can remember.
princesses.
* PrettyBoy: Easily the prettiest male character SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dorris has two rs in the series. Most likely {{invoked|Trope}}.
* PrinceCharmless: He doesn't ''look'' it, but that's his personality is quite the opposite of what his name suggests.
* PsychopathicManchild: Implied in ''Shrek 2'' when he wanted the fantasy equivalent of a Happy Meal, which comes with a toy battle axe. Explored further in ''Shrek the Third''.
* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the big pep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming who decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].
%%* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake: In both his movies.
* SpearCounterpart: He's essentially Fiona prior to
her CharacterDevelopment -- stuck up, rude, and determined to achieve the typical fairy tale happy ending.
%%* [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter The Ugly Woman's Hot Son]]
* VillainSong: In ''Shrek the Third''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is not mentioned at all in ''Shrek Forever After'', even though Fairy Godmother had originally arranged for him to save Fiona
name, instead of Shrek, and the movie takes place primarily in a timeline where Shrek didn't save Fiona. It is simply said that no one came to save her at all. It's possible though that like all the other knights, he was killed by Dragon.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Shrek The Third'' he actually tries to ''slash'' Arthur, a helpless kid.
** He also has Donkey and Dragon's babies locked up in a zoo to be ridiculed as freaks.
one.



[[folder:Rumpelstiltskin]]
[[quoteright:177:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rumpelstiltskin.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Walt Dohrn
->''"Just sign it, and all your problems will disappear."''

Rumpelstiltskin is a short man who makes magical deals (complete with contracts). He is the BigBad of ''Shrek Forever After''.

to:

[[folder:Rumpelstiltskin]]
[[quoteright:177:http://static.
[[folder:The Pied Piper]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rumpelstiltskin.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pied_piper.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Walt Dohrn
->''"Just sign it, and all your problems will disappear."''

N/A

The Pied Piper appears briefly in the first film, among the fairy tale creatures exiled in Shrek's swamp, where he rallies many rats with his enchanted flute.

In Shrek Forever After, he is hired by
Rumpelstiltskin is a short man who makes magical deals (complete to capture the ogres by forcing them to dance and follow him with contracts). his enchanted flute. He is can handle different species (rats, ogres, witches...) or even objects (Rumpelstiltskin's socks) by setting the BigBad "target" dial of ''Shrek Forever After''.his flute. He never speaks and only using his flute to communicate. The Piper has no voice, but the flute performance was done by Jeremy Steig (original author William Steig's son).



* AmbiguouslyGay: Whereas Charming is just flat-out effeminate, Rumple has extremely flamboyant mannerisms and is obsessed with wigs.
* AxCrazy: The scene with an actual axe is mere icing on the cake.
* BadBoss: Toward the witches.
* BigBad: Far more convincingly than the other, halfway-sympathetic and part-ineffectual villains.
* ABoyAndHisX: He has a giant pet goose named Fifi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His aforementioned obsession with wigs doesn't make him anything less dangerous and effective.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away is a decaying ruin under his rule, with the city itself falling to pieces while he lives a life of extravagance in his palace.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek at this.
* DealWithTheDevil: His job description.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: In the AlternateReality, the Far Far Away he rules is derelict and rotting, while he uses the ogre population and Shrek's pals for slave labor.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Most notably the scene with the glass of water...
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:He reacts with horror when his goose Fifi disappears in the alternate timeline, and again when she's blown up by Fiona in the present timeline.]]
* EvilOverlord: Achieves his goals more than Farquaad could ever have hoped.
* EvilRedhead: Rumple ''is'' actually a redhead, but his "angry wig" symbolizes this trope.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Initially seems to be AffablyEvil... until things fail to go his way.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He didn't care that Shrek's actions helped bring peace to Far Far Away, only that the ogre had ruined his business.
* JackassGenie: While not a genie, the fact that he grants wishes with frequent amounts of LoopholeAbuse in his favor is his M.O.
* LargeHam: Possibly the biggest in the series.
* ManipulativeBastard: His essential function when he's not being a SmugSnake.
* MoralityPet: His goose for him.
* NapoleonComplex: A complex because unlike Farquaad, he's insane.
* SmugSnake: While taking a break from manipulation. This proves to be a mistake.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He looks ''much'' different from his appearance in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.

to:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Whereas Charming is just flat-out effeminate, Rumple has extremely flamboyant mannerisms and is obsessed with wigs.
* AxCrazy: The scene with an actual axe is mere icing on the cake.
* BadBoss: Toward the witches.
* BigBad: Far more convincingly than the other, halfway-sympathetic and part-ineffectual villains.
* ABoyAndHisX: He has a giant pet goose named Fifi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer:
BountyHunter: His aforementioned obsession with wigs doesn't make him anything less dangerous and effective.
* TheCaligula: Far Far Away is a decaying ruin under his rule, with the city itself falling to pieces while he lives a life of extravagance in his palace.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Shrek at this.
* DealWithTheDevil: His job description.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: In the AlternateReality, the Far Far Away he rules is derelict and rotting, while he uses the ogre population and Shrek's pals for slave labor.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Most notably the scene with the glass of water...
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:He reacts with horror when his goose Fifi disappears
profession in the alternate timeline, and again when she's blown up by Fiona timeline
* DarkIsEvil: His costume in ''Forever After.''
* TheDragon: Serves as one to Rumpelstiltskin.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He made a brief cameo
in the present timeline.]]
* EvilOverlord: Achieves his goals more than Farquaad could ever have hoped.
* EvilRedhead: Rumple ''is'' actually a redhead, but his "angry wig" symbolizes this trope.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Initially seems to be AffablyEvil... until things fail to go his way.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He didn't care that Shrek's actions helped bring peace to Far Far Away, only that the ogre
first Shrek, and had ruined his business.
* JackassGenie: While not a genie, the fact that he grants wishes with frequent amounts of LoopholeAbuse in his favor is his M.O.
* LargeHam: Possibly the biggest in the series.
* ManipulativeBastard: His essential function when he's not being a SmugSnake.
* MoralityPet: His goose for him.
* NapoleonComplex: A complex because unlike Farquaad, he's insane.
* SmugSnake: While taking a break from manipulation. This proves to be a mistake.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: He looks ''much'' different from
his appearance redesigned for Forever After.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: He wears white
in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.the main (good) timeline.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: He only communicates by playing his flute, though Stiltskin can understand him, supposedly.
* MagicMusic: His signature flute, forcing any creature he has it set to dance.
* MagicalFlutist: So magical that he can control anyone.
* NiceHat: One with a stylish red feather in it.
* PsychoForHire: In the alternate timeline.



[[folder:Fifi]]
[[quoteright:244:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fifi.png]]
--> '''Voiced by:''' Frank Welker

Fifi is Rumpelstiltskin's pet goose. She is also his bodyguard and carriage puller.

to:

[[folder:Fifi]]
[[quoteright:244:http://static.
[[folder:Jack and Jill]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fifi.png]]
--> '''Voiced
org/pmwiki/pub/images/276476_235320839822695_4088121_n.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced
by:''' Frank Welker

Fifi is Rumpelstiltskin's pet goose. She is also his bodyguard
Billy Bob Thornton (Jack), Amy Sedaris (Jill)

Jack
and carriage puller.Jill are a married, outlaw couple in the film ''Puss in Boots''.



* CoolPet: A magical goose.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Rumpelstiltskin calls Fifi ''her'' and Fifi doesn't get annoyed by this, meaning he couldn't have been mistaken.
* FluffyTheTerrible: In the alternate universe she's a giant, ferocious goose.
* JerkAss: Fifi has a cranky and bitter character.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Rumpelstiltskin.
* LackOfEmpathy: She doesn't care about Rumpelstiltskin. She is even out of ''sight'' when he is captured.
* PerpetualFrowner: She is never seen smiling. Even when Rumpelstiltskin is throwing a party and when she's being groomed by the Three Little Pigs her expression remains the same.
* ToothyBird: Has prominent sharp teeth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancelot]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_53620.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Krasinski

Sir Lancelot is one of Arthur's classmates in high school. He's very handsome and muscular.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. He is more a {{Jerkass}} toward [[KingArthur Artie]].
* TheBully: An archetype example; he's a bully to the CoolLoser (Arthur).
* JerkJock: A very typical jock-bully archetype, we see him picking on the unfortunate Frollo's Horse during his brief appearance in the third Shrek film, laughing when Frollo's Horse rides on Ms. Hamrack.
* PopularIsDumb: Not quite in the brains department.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's a bully towards Arthur.

to:

* CoolPet: A magical goose.
BattleCouple: An evil version, but they are ''very'' effective at fighting.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Rumpelstiltskin calls Fifi ''her'' BeardOfEvil: Jack has one.
* BeautyMark: Jill has one on the lower left side of her cheek.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: The true villains of Puss in Boots, since Humpty Dumpty was more of a sympathetic villain
and Fifi doesn't get annoyed by this, meaning he couldn't was on Puss' side again rather quickly.]]
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: For Humpty, although they were planning to betray him from the start.]]
* TheDeepSouth: Both
have been mistaken.
southern accents.
* FluffyTheTerrible: In DragonInChief: [[spoiler: They are far more dangerous than Humpty and eventually betray him becoming the alternate universe she's a giant, ferocious goose.
true villains of the film.]]
* JerkAss: Fifi has a cranky EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They do seem to genuinely love each other and bitter character.
treat their pigs like their own children.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Rumpelstiltskin.{{Gonk}}: Both are quite ugly.
* {{Jerkass}}es: Mean, greedy, and ugly, Jack and Jill are two nasty outlaws united in a life of crime.

* LackOfEmpathy: She doesn't care about Rumpelstiltskin. She is even out of ''sight'' when he is captured.
* PerpetualFrowner: She is never seen smiling. Even when Rumpelstiltskin is throwing a party
MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: {{Zig Zagged}}. They are both brutish and when she's being groomed violent. However, Jack seems to have a more sensitive side (i.e. he brings up the idea of them having a baby.)
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: {{Inverted}}. Throughout the film, Jack suggests to Jill that they settle down and raise a child together, such as his favorite piglet Hamhock. Jill, however, is completely against the idea, preferring the criminal life instead.
* NiceHat: Jack wears a tall, grey one.
* OutlawCouple: They rob, terrorize, and murder together.
* PetTheDog: They also love and treat their pet pigs like their own kids.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: They turn on Humpty despite helping his plan. Subverted in that Humpty was on Puss' side again by this point.]]
* TrampledUnderfoot: [[spoiler:Both are crushed
by the Three Little Pigs her expression remains the same.
* ToothyBird: Has prominent sharp teeth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lancelot]]
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_53620.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' John Krasinski

Sir Lancelot is one of Arthur's classmates in high school. He's very handsome and muscular.
----
* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. He is more a {{Jerkass}} toward [[KingArthur Artie]].
* TheBully: An archetype example; he's a bully to the CoolLoser (Arthur).
* JerkJock: A very typical jock-bully archetype, we see him picking on the unfortunate Frollo's Horse
Great Terror during his brief appearance in the third Shrek film, laughing when Frollo's Horse rides on Ms. Hamrack.
climax.]]
* PopularIsDumb: Not quite in the brains department.
* TeensAreMonsters: He's
UnholyMatrimony: Despite being an {{outlaw couple}}, Jack and Jill have a bully towards Arthur.genuinely loving marriage.




[[folder:Evil Stepsisters]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Larry King (Dorris), Regis Philbin (Mabel)

Cinderella's evil (until their HeelFaceTurn), ugly stepsisters.
----
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Dorris has strong feelings for Prince Charming. Unfortunately, Charming isn't too thrilled about her pursuit.
* {{Gonk}}: Both of them are unusually ugly women, with some doubting their gender.
* HeelFaceTurn: One of the stepsisters. Though it's arguable whether or not she was evil to begin with. Just ugly.
* ShesGotLegs: This is one of the ways Dorris distracts the guards in ''Shrek the Third''. She was concealed behind a wall, and it could've been any of the princesses.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dorris has two rs in her name, instead of one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Pied Piper]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pied_piper.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

The Pied Piper appears briefly in the first film, among the fairy tale creatures exiled in Shrek's swamp, where he rallies many rats with his enchanted flute.

In Shrek Forever After, he is hired by Rumpelstiltskin to capture the ogres by forcing them to dance and follow him with his enchanted flute. He can handle different species (rats, ogres, witches...) or even objects (Rumpelstiltskin's socks) by setting the "target" dial of his flute. He never speaks and only using his flute to communicate. The Piper has no voice, but the flute performance was done by Jeremy Steig (original author William Steig's son).
----
* BountyHunter: His profession in the alternate timeline
* DarkIsEvil: His costume in ''Forever After.''
* TheDragon: Serves as one to Rumpelstiltskin.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He made a brief cameo in the first Shrek, and had his appearance redesigned for Forever After.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: He wears white in the main (good) timeline.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: He only communicates by playing his flute, though Stiltskin can understand him, supposedly.
* MagicMusic: His signature flute, forcing any creature he has it set to dance.
* MagicalFlutist: So magical that he can control anyone.
* NiceHat: One with a stylish red feather in it.
* PsychoForHire: In the alternate timeline.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jack and Jill]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/276476_235320839822695_4088121_n.jpg]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Bob Thornton (Jack), Amy Sedaris (Jill)

Jack and Jill are a married, outlaw couple in the film ''Puss in Boots''.
----
* BattleCouple: An evil version, but they are ''very'' effective at fighting.
* BeardOfEvil: Jack has one.
* BeautyMark: Jill has one on the lower left side of her cheek.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: The true villains of Puss in Boots, since Humpty Dumpty was more of a sympathetic villain and was on Puss' side again rather quickly.]]
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: For Humpty, although they were planning to betray him from the start.]]
* TheDeepSouth: Both have southern accents.
* DragonInChief: [[spoiler: They are far more dangerous than Humpty and eventually betray him becoming the true villains of the film.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They do seem to genuinely love each other and treat their pigs like their own children.
* {{Gonk}}: Both are quite ugly.
* {{Jerkass}}es: Mean, greedy, and ugly, Jack and Jill are two nasty outlaws united in a life of crime.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: {{Zig Zagged}}. They are both brutish and violent. However, Jack seems to have a more sensitive side (i.e. he brings up the idea of them having a baby.)
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: {{Inverted}}. Throughout the film, Jack suggests to Jill that they settle down and raise a child together, such as his favorite piglet Hamhock. Jill, however, is completely against the idea, preferring the criminal life instead.
* NiceHat: Jack wears a tall, grey one.
* OutlawCouple: They rob, terrorize, and murder together.
* PetTheDog: They also love and treat their pet pigs like their own kids.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: They turn on Humpty despite helping his plan. Subverted in that Humpty was on Puss' side again by this point.]]
* TrampledUnderfoot: [[spoiler:Both are crushed by the Great Terror during the climax.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: Despite being an {{outlaw couple}}, Jack and Jill have a genuinely loving marriage.
[[/folder]]
9th Jun '17 6:18:15 PM Vir
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* YouDontLookLikeYou: First appeared in ''Shrek: Reekin' Havoc'' as a boss, wearing mostly blur, having blue lips, and having bulgy eyes; ''Smash and Crash Racing'' gave him stick arms and legs with glasses and gloves; and ''Super Slam keeps the thin arms and legs and large gloves, but removes his glasses and gives him overalls, Then he gets the current look from the film.

to:

* YouDontLookLikeYou: First appeared in ''Shrek: Reekin' Havoc'' as a boss, wearing mostly blur, having blue lips, and having bulgy eyes; ''Smash and Crash Racing'' gave him stick arms and legs with glasses and gloves; and ''Super Slam ''[=SuperSlam=]'' keeps the thin arms and legs and large gloves, but removes his glasses and gives him overalls, Then he gets the current look from the film.
6th Jun '17 4:29:05 PM N8han11
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from wanting a cliche fairytale ending of having her PrinceCharming slay the dragon guarding the castle she was imprisoned in, to learning to love Shrek for who he is. She even becomes an ogre full-time.
4th Jun '17 11:31:48 PM infernape612
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It is shown he genuinely loves his mother and he [[spoiler:mourns her death in Shrek the Third.]]

to:

* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It is shown he genuinely loves his mother and he [[spoiler:mourns her death in Shrek ''Shrek the Third.Third''.]]



* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except for Charming himself, had a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]

to:

* LegionOfDoom: Leads one in the third movie, made up of fairy tale villains. [[spoiler:They, except for Charming himself, had pull a HeelFaceTurn later on though.]]



* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the bigpep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming who decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].

to:

* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler:After the bigpep big pep talk from [[KingArthur Arthur]], all the villains have a HeelFaceTurn -- expect Charming who decides to ''slash'' Arthur]].
4th Jun '17 11:29:22 PM infernape612
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Donkey''': What's your problem with the whole world?
-->'''Shrek''': I'm not the one with the problem. It's the ''world'' that seems to have a problem with ''me''! People take one look at me and go "AAH! Help, run! A big, stupid, ugly ogre!" *sigh* They judge me before they even know me. That's why I'm better off alone.

to:

-->'''Donkey''': What's your problem with the whole world?
-->'''Shrek''':
world?\\
'''Shrek''':
I'm not the one with the problem. It's the ''world'' that seems to have a problem with ''me''! People take one look at me and go "AAH! Help, run! A big, stupid, ugly ogre!" *sigh* They judge me before they even know me. That's why I'm better off alone.



* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona...until discover her secret.

to:

* VillainousCrush: Has a very creepy one on Fiona... until discover he discovers her secret.secret.
* XanatosSpeedChess: His initial plan is to name the knight who can kill Shrek his champion and send him to go and save Fiona. When Shrek beats them all, he simply declares Shrek the champion.
28th May '17 5:08:56 PM dynamitedonkey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Deuteragonist}}: After he's gotten over his fear of Shrek.

to:

* {{Deuteragonist}}: After he's gotten over his fear of Shrek.{{Deuteragonist}}:He was only in this position the first film.



* PluckyComicRelief: Provides a lot of funny moments in every movie.

to:

* PluckyComicRelief: Provides a lot of funny moments Easily the funniest character in every the movie.
This list shows the last 10 events of 602. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Characters.Shrek