History WesternAnimation / Shrek

21st Aug '16 12:57:21 PM nombretomado
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* BlackBestFriend: Donkey, who plays this trope remarkably straight despite not actually being black. Being voiced by EddieMurphy certainly helps, though.

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* BlackBestFriend: Donkey, who plays this trope remarkably straight despite not actually being black. Being voiced by EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy certainly helps, though.
14th Aug '16 12:32:37 PM LadyNorbert
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* ADogNamedDog: A donkey called Donkey.
* AffablyEvil: Dragon when she meets Donkey.
* AltarDiplomacy: Prince Farquaad wants to marry Fiona purely so he can become king.



* AffablyEvil: Dragon when she meets Donkey.



* AltarDiplomacy: Prince Farquaad wants to marry Fiona purely so he can become king.



* CompensatingForSomething: The first movie includes this as a ParentalBonus joke with Shrek saying this to Donkey.
-->'''Shrek:''' (while looking at Lord Farquaad's huge castle) "Do you think he's maybe compensating for something?"
** Kids take away the meaning of [[AcceptableTargets compensating for]] [[TheNapoleon being short]], and adults take away the other.



* CompensatingForSomething: The first movie includes this as a ParentalBonus joke with Shrek saying this to Donkey.
-->'''Shrek:''' (while looking at Lord Farquaad's huge castle) "Do you think he's maybe compensating for something?"
** Kids take away the meaning of [[AcceptableTargets compensating for]] [[TheNapoleon being short]], and adults take away the other.



* ADogNamedDog: A donkey called Donkey.



* HeirInLaw: Lord Farquaad is already in charge, but still wants to be able to call himself a King, which he can achieve by marrying a Princess - despite this not being how the titles work in real life.[[note]]A man cannot obtain the title of 'King' by marrying a Princess/Queen, he will get the title of 'Prince' instead (eg. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip). The only way a man can become a King is if he is already a Prince by birth.)[[/note]]

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* HeirInLaw: Lord Farquaad is already in charge, but still wants to be able to call himself a King, which he can achieve by marrying a Princess - despite this not being how the titles work in real life.[[note]]A man cannot obtain the title of 'King' by marrying a Princess/Queen, he will get the title of 'Prince' instead (eg.(e.g. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip). The only way a man can become a King is if he is already a Prince by birth.)[[/note]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shrek. All he wants is to be left alone, is quite moody and callous at times, and occasionally falls into ItsAllAboutMe territory, as Donkey points out during his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Despite all that, part of the reason why Shrek is the way he is is because he hates that people judge him before they properly know him, and that he is a good guy inside, as people would find out if they gave him a chance. For example, he allows Donkey to stay with him for one night despite how annoying (at first) he finds him, agrees to get the fairytale refugees back where they came from (even if only to get them off his own land), and despite how irritating he finds Donkey, he still saves him in the face of danger and eventually properly befriends him.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shrek. All he wants is to be left alone, is quite moody and callous at times, and occasionally falls into ItsAllAboutMe territory, as Donkey points out during his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Despite all that, part of the reason why Shrek is the way he is is because he hates that people judge him before they properly know him, and that he is a good guy inside, as people would find out if they gave him a chance. For example, he allows Donkey to stay with him for one night despite how annoying (at first) he finds him, agrees to get the fairytale fairy tale refugees back where they came from (even if only to get them off his own land), and despite how irritating he finds Donkey, he still saves him in the face of danger and eventually properly befriends him.



* TheLegendOfChekhov: Everything in the storybook opening turns out to be true, and comes back during the castle sequence when Shrek and Donkey have to find Fiona and rescue her. Shrek, in particualr, guesses where in the castle she is thanks to the book (the highest room in the tallest tower), and he's right. [[FridgeLogic Though one has to wonder why Shrek had a book like that in the first place...]]

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* TheLegendOfChekhov: Everything in the storybook opening turns out to be true, and comes back during the castle sequence when Shrek and Donkey have to find Fiona and rescue her. Shrek, in particualr, particular, guesses where in the castle she is thanks to the book (the highest room in the tallest tower), and he's right. [[FridgeLogic Though one has to wonder why Shrek had a book like that in the first place...]]



* LickedByTheDog: A non-child example with Donkey's love for Shrek, completely oblivious to Shrek's annoyance at him.



* LickedByTheDog: A non-child example with Donkey's love for Shrek, completely oblivious to Shrek's annoyance at him.



* MirrorCrackingUgly: Shrek's mirror can't withstand his smile.
* MisplacedNamesPoster: Only John Lithgow/Lord Farquaad are positioned ''just'' right.
* MistakenForOwnMurderer: Donkey, unaware of Fiona's curse, thinks that an ogre ate her when he finds one in her room. She manages to calm him enough to explain.



* MisplacedNamesPoster: Only John Lithgow/Lord Farquaad are positioned ''just'' right.
* MistakenForOwnMurderer: Donkey, unaware of Fiona's curse, thinks that an ogre ate her when he finds one in her room. She manages to calm him enough to explain.
* MirrorCrackingUgly: Shrek's mirror can't withstand his smile.



* SapientEatSapient: It's gradually revealed how Dragon has a considerable level of intelligence, but, still being a dragon, she barely needs any prompting to gobble up Farquad.

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* SapientEatSapient: It's gradually revealed how Dragon has a considerable level of intelligence, but, still being a dragon, she barely needs any prompting to gobble up Farquad.Farquaad.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Princess Fiona is the only female main character. All the rest, Shrek, Donkey and Farquaad, are male.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Princess Fiona is the only female main character. All the rest, rest - Shrek, Donkey and Farquaad, Farquaad - are male.
24th Jul '16 1:44:09 AM sparkles38
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* LickedByTheDog: A non-child example with Donkey's love for Shrek, completely oblivious to Shrek's annoyance at him.
12th Jul '16 6:22:51 PM ngh93
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''Shrek'' is a Creator/DreamworksAnimation CGI film very loosely based on the 1990's book of the same name. The film features Shrek (Mike Myers), a grumpy ogre living happily alone in his swamp, where he regularly frightens off villagers and lives the lazily luxurious life of an ogre. However, his perfect world is rocked when his loving home is invaded by fairy tale creatures simply seeking refuge after being cast into exile by the cruel-hearted Lord Farquaad (Creator/JohnLithgow). When Shrek confronts Farquaad, he agrees to let the ogre live in peace if he can rescue the Princess Fiona (Creator/CameronDiaz) from a dragon guarded castle so that Farquaad can marry her and become a true king. With the aid of his new and obnoxious self-proclaimed best friend, [[ADogNamedDog a talking Donkey named Donkey]] (Creator/EddieMurphy), Shrek sets off on his quest to restore balance to the delicate fairy tale world he's living in.

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''Shrek'' is a Creator/DreamworksAnimation CGI film very loosely based on the 1990's book of the same name. The film features Shrek (Mike Myers), (Creator/MikeMyers), a grumpy ogre living happily alone in his swamp, where he regularly frightens off villagers and lives the lazily luxurious life of an ogre. However, his perfect world is rocked when his loving home is invaded by fairy tale creatures simply seeking refuge after being cast into exile by the cruel-hearted Lord Farquaad (Creator/JohnLithgow). When Shrek confronts Farquaad, he agrees to let the ogre live in peace if he can rescue the Princess Fiona (Creator/CameronDiaz) from a dragon guarded castle so that Farquaad can marry her and become a true king. With the aid of his new and obnoxious self-proclaimed best friend, [[ADogNamedDog a talking Donkey named Donkey]] (Creator/EddieMurphy), Shrek sets off on his quest to restore balance to the delicate fairy tale world he's living in.
12th Jul '16 6:22:17 PM ngh93
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* YouAndWhatArmy: Inverted. Shrek says this to the leader of a group of soldiers, who turns around and sees that the rest of his troops had run away, leaving a lot of their weapons behind.

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* YouAndWhatArmy: Inverted. Shrek says this to the leader of a group of soldiers, who turns around and sees that the rest of his troops had run away, leaving a lot of their weapons behind. The leader does the same.
10th Jul '16 5:50:03 PM Deltadiamond
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* MoonwalkDance: Pinocchio performs it near the end of Shrek Two while imitating Jackson.
6th Jul '16 5:22:32 PM sparkles38
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* TomboyPrincess: Fiona in human form.
27th Jun '16 12:11:14 PM sagetcommabob
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** Fiona refers to Donkey as Shrek's "noble steed," which he transforms into for a good part of the sequel.
21st Jun '16 7:43:42 PM gewunomox
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** The inclusion of the LeonardCohen song "Hallelujah." The lyrics to that song are highly sexual, and, despite sounding like a love song, it's actually a song that compares the Jews losing their covenant with God with a man breaking up with a woman he really loved.

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** The inclusion of the LeonardCohen Music/LeonardCohen song "Hallelujah." The lyrics to that song are highly sexual, and, despite sounding like a love song, it's actually a song that compares the Jews losing their covenant with God with a man breaking up with a woman he really loved.
16th Jun '16 9:33:50 AM JamesAustin
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** The aforementioned diminutive lord asking a disgusted magic mirror to show him Princess Fiona... [[ADateWithRosiePalms again.]]
*** Even better: pay attention to the bedsheets at his waist when he says that she's perfect. ''A tent forms...'' and the Magic Mirror ''reacts''.

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** The aforementioned diminutive lord asking a disgusted magic mirror to show him Princess Fiona... [[ADateWithRosiePalms again.]]
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again]]. Even better: pay attention to the bedsheets at his waist when he says that she's perfect. ''A tent forms...'' and the Magic Mirror ''reacts''.
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