History WesternAnimation / Shrek

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''.
11th Jun '16 7:35:54 PM tv1995
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*** Some of the refugees would reappear in later films (Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf, Pied Piper).



*** Some of the refugees would reappear in later films (Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf, Pied Piper).
11th Jun '16 7:26:33 PM tv1995
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*WidowedAtTheWedding: Fiona when Farquaad is eaten by Dragon. This leaves her free to be with Shrek.
7th Jun '16 3:29:36 PM N8han11
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* AlmostKiss: Farquaad is about to kiss Fiona when Shrek barges in and yells, "I OBJECT!"

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* AlmostKiss: AlmostKiss:
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Farquaad is about to kiss Fiona when Shrek barges in and yells, "I OBJECT!"



* Shrek has another one at the end when he interrupts the wedding: "I OBJECT!"

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* ** Shrek has another one at the end when he interrupts the wedding: "I OBJECT!"
6th Jun '16 5:32:45 PM StarSword
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* WaterTorture: Or milk torture, rather, used by Thelonius against the Gingerbread Man at Lord Farquaad's behest.
6th Jun '16 1:03:22 AM axle-k89
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* AlmostKiss: Farquaad is about to kiss Fiona when Shrek barges in and yells, "I OBJECT!"
** Shrek and Fiona have two. The first time, it's interrupted by a MomentKiller and MoodWhiplash courtesy of Donkey. The second, Shrek BreaksTheFourthWall by covering the camera with his hand, so we don't see the kiss.



* BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Shrek and Fiona have two. The first breaks Fiona's enchantment after Farquaad is killed by the dragon. The second is during their wedding in the final scene. After Shrek's BreakTheFourthWall moment, we cut to them at their own wedding during the kiss.]]



* Shrek has another one at the end when he interrupts the wedding: "I OBJECT!"



* BloodlessCarnage: Played straight during the tournament with all the injuries the knights sustain, possibly justified since they're all wearing armor. Averted in the arrow scene, as Donkey believes he's seeing blood on the arrow after Fiona rips it out of Shrek's butt, causing him to faint.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Fiona's enchantment. Described first by Fiona when she's first seen as an ogress in the mill, then comes back again during the wedding when it's revealed to Shrek and Farquaad. Farquaad's reaction leads almost directly to his own death.]]



* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Fiona ''is'' this trope for a lot of the first movie. Shrek didn't slay the dragon first. Shrek can't recite a poem. Shrek needs to save his ass. Shrek won't take off his helmet. And the worst part, to Fiona: Shrek was sent to rescue her for ''someone else''.

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* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Fiona ''is'' this trope for a lot of the first movie.time. Shrek didn't slay the dragon first. Shrek can't recite a poem. Shrek needs to save his ass. Shrek won't take off his helmet. And the worst part, to Fiona: Shrek was sent to rescue her for ''someone else''.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Farquaad's "perfect world" of Duloc means getting rid of all fairytale creatures and banishing them to Shrek's swamp. Sounds like the fairytale creatures are the Jewish population of Third Reich-era Germany, and this makes Farquaad an expy of Hitler. With this mindset, it makes Farquaad all the worse.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Farquaad's "perfect world" of Duloc means getting rid of all fairytale creatures and banishing them to Shrek's swamp. Sounds like the fairytale creatures are reminiscent of the Jewish population of Third Reich-era Germany, and this makes would make Farquaad an expy of Hitler. With this mindset, it makes Farquaad all the worse.



* LargeAndInCharge: Definitely inverted with Farquaad, who's possibly at least a foot shorter than everyone else. The novelisation reveals he's four and a half feet tall.

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* LargeAndInCharge: Definitely inverted with Farquaad, who's possibly at least about a foot shorter than everyone else. The novelisation reveals and screenplay reveal he's four and a half feet tall.



* 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...]]



* MadeOfIron: Donkey falls from a great height three times (see RuleOfThree below), and appears to sustain no injuries whatsoever. Without this trope he'd either probably be dead or have sustained some broken bones.



* MomentKiller: At the mill, it seems like Shrek and Fiona will have an AlmostKiss, before Donkey pops up between them and remarks on how romantic the atmosphere is, which leads to...
* MoodWhiplash: Donkey interrupts Shrek and Fiona's AlmostKiss to remark on the romantic atmosphere, before pointing out the sunset behind them. Cue an OhCrap from Fiona.



** Fiona has one when she hears she won't see Farquaad until the next day, [[spoiler:meaning the sun will set and she'll turn into an ogress]]. She has another during a MoodWhiplash moment during the second sunset, for exactly the same reason.



* RuleOfThree: Donkey falls from a great height three times. The first is during his first scene, thanks to the pixie dust, which briefly causes him to fly until it wears off after about a minute. The second is much later, during the TreeBuchet moment courtesy of an seemingly oblivious Shrek. The third is near the end when Shrek is trying to see what's going on in the cathedral by throwing Donkey up to see through a window. When Donkey tells him the SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace line has already been said, Shrek barges into the cathedral, thus failing to catch Donkey.



* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Spoofed in the first movie. Shrek goes to interrupt the wedding of Fiona and Farquaad, but Donkey, suggests him to [[GenreSavvy wait for the priest to say his "speak now or forever hold your peace" bit before before barging in and shouting "I object!"]]. On further investigation, they find they missed that part, so Shrek barges in anyway.

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* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Spoofed in the first movie.Spoofed. Shrek goes to interrupt the wedding of Fiona and Farquaad, but Donkey, suggests him to [[GenreSavvy wait for the priest to say his "speak now or forever hold your peace" bit before before barging in and shouting "I object!"]]. On further investigation, they find they missed that part, so Shrek barges in anyway.
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: A brief moment of this happens at the end. Shrek goes in to kiss Fiona [[spoiler:after the curse is broken]], but stops, notices the camera, and covers it with his hand.
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* {{Bookends}}: Done with actual books. The storybook opening kicks off the film, and finishes with the last page of another book (the first book does not have the title on it like the second one does) before it closes, seconds before cutting to the credits.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: Played straight to some degree with Duloc, although we see what's wrong with it before we even learn its name, as opposed to learning what's wrong after its introduction as this trope normally works. Farquaad is obsessed with his idea of a perfect world, which means banishing anyone who doesn't meet his standards of perfection, namely fairy tale creatures, who end up in Shrek's swamp. See DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything to see why this is worse than it sounds.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Played straight to some degree with Duloc, although we see what's wrong with it before we even learn its name, as opposed to learning what's wrong after with it ''after'' its introduction as this trope normally works. Farquaad is obsessed with his idea of a perfect world, which means banishing anyone who doesn't meet his standards of perfection, namely fairy tale creatures, who end up in Shrek's swamp. See DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything and FridgeHorror to see why this is worse than it sounds.sounds here.



* EngagementChallenge: Shrek saved princess Fiona from a castle situated [[ConvectionSchmonvection over a smoldering volcano]] in the first movie. She was O.K. with marrying him until finding out he was an Ogre, and he was just working as a champion for Lord Farquaad. In keeping with the whole theme of subverting fairy tales in the movies, she turns into an ogre as well and marries Shrek anyway. On top of that, [[BetaCouple the (female) dragon who was guarding the princess ends up with Shrek's sidekick Donkey]].

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* EngagementChallenge: Shrek saved princess Fiona from a castle situated [[ConvectionSchmonvection over a smoldering volcano]] in the first movie. She was O.K. with marrying him until finding out he was an Ogre, and he was just working as a champion for Lord Farquaad. In keeping with the whole theme of subverting fairy tales in the movies, she [[spoiler:she turns into an ogre as well and marries Shrek anyway.anyway]]. On top of that, [[BetaCouple the (female) dragon who was guarding the princess ends up with Shrek's sidekick Donkey]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The mirror tries to warn Farquaad of something that happens to Fiona after the sun goes down. [[spoiler: As he discovers later due to his refusal to listen, it is her curse that turns her into an ogre at night. Shrek finds out at the same time, but has quite a different reaction to Farquaad's.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The opening storybook sets up the appearance of Fiona, as well as where she is being held [[spoiler:and her curse]], as well as, in a FreezeFrameBonus after Shrek tears the page out, the wedding at the end. [[spoiler:Both of them, actually -- Fiona and Farquaad's, then Shrek and Fiona's.]]
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The mirror tries to warn Farquaad of something that happens to Fiona after the sun goes down. [[spoiler: As he discovers later due to his refusal to listen, it is her curse that turns her into an ogre at night. Shrek finds out at the same time, but has quite a different reaction to Farquaad's.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shrek. All he weants 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, 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 weants 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, 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.



* OhCrap: Donkey when he sees the dragon for the first time in the castle. Cue BigWordShout and running like hell.

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* OhCrap: Shrek has a minor one of these during the tournament scene, upon hearing Farquaad say, "The one who kills the ogre-- (OhCrap) will be named champion! Have at him!" Though, to be honest, it diminishes pretty quickly when he sees the knights aren't going to back down and pulls a LetsGetDangerous.
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Donkey when he sees the dragon for the first time in the castle. Cue BigWordShout and running like hell.



* SayMyName: Shrek and Fiona yell each other's names a few times when Farquaad orders his guards to get rid of them.



* TakingAThirdOption: When Donkey is cut off on a small bridge segment by Dragon, he has two apparent options, neither of them good: He can jump (or fall) off into the lava, or be eaten. Instead, ''he seduces the dragon,'' which actually works.

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* TakingAThirdOption: When Donkey is cut off on a small bridge segment by Dragon, he has two apparent options, neither of them good: He can jump (or fall) off into the lava, or be eaten. eaten alive. Instead, ''he seduces the dragon,'' which actually works.works, since the dragon is female.



* TreeBuchet: Shrek does this to Donkey in the first movie.

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* TreeBuchet: Shrek does this to Donkey in the first movie.as ComedicSociopathy.
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* BigWordShout: During the castle escape sequence, Shrek uses a sword to pin the dragon's chain, runs around the corner in slo-mo and yells "RUN!" to Donkey and Fiona. [[CaptainObvious With a fire-breathing dragon behind you, it's what you'd be expected to do.]]

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* BigWordShout: During Donkey has an OhCrap when he notices the dragon for the first time and screams "DRAGON!" before running for his life.
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the castle escape sequence, where Shrek uses a sword to pin the dragon's chain, runs around the corner in slo-mo and yells "RUN!" (with an echo accompanying it) to Donkey and Fiona. [[CaptainObvious With a fire-breathing dragon behind you, it's what you'd be expected to do.]]]]


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* GroinAttack: Happens to Shrek while sliding down the stone column during the castle escape. A raised part over just the wrong place makes him go cross-eyed when he goes over it.


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* OhCrap: Donkey when he sees the dragon for the first time in the castle. Cue BigWordShout and running like hell.
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