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Characters: SHREK
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"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."

Voiced by: Mike Myers

"We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I'm making waffles!"

Voiced by: Eddie Murphy

    Princess Fiona 
"No, it's destiny! You must know how it goes! The Knight rescues the Princess, and then they share true love's first kiss..."

Voiced by: Cameron Diaz

    Puss in Boots 
"En garde!"

Voiced by: Antonio Banderas

"No, not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!"

Voiced by: Conrad Vernon

  • An Arm and a Leg: 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.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Was probably not meant as An Aesop, and merely a horrifying ghost story to scare Shrek, but in Ginger Bride, 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 Ginger Bride later wakes up, she turns out to be pleasant at first, but slowly seems more attached to him and eventually becomes Ax-Crazy by 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.
  • Berserk Button: Do not remove his gumdrop buttons. This warning is extra bold regarding Mongo.
  • Butt Monkey: In his first scene, he's being interrogated by Lord Farquaad.
  • Chew Toy: Narrowly escapes becoming a literal example... most of the time.
  • Five Temperament Ensemble: Leukine
  • Those Two Guys: With Pinocchio.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Forever After, AU!Gingy is a Badass Adorable gladiator who fights animal crackers with a lollipop. It doesn't actually make a difference against Shrek or anyone else.


  • Confusing Multiple Negatives: 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.
  • Gag Nose
    • Pinocchio Nose: It keeps the tendency to grow when he tells a lie from the original tale. This is sometimes exploited by the other characters.
  • Perverse Puppet
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: He is Pinocchio, after all.
  • Running Gag: 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.
  • Those Two Guys: With Gingy.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: All over Shrek.


    The Dronkeys 

  • Aerith and Bob: Their names are Peanut, Cocoa, Bananas, Parfeit, and Debbie.
  • All There in the Manual: Merchandise for the Dronkeys reveals most of them (With the exception of "Debbie") are named after foods.
    • What about Little Debbie snack cakes?
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: They're half dragon and half donkey.
  • Patch Work Kids: They have traits of both their parents.
  • Portmanteau: Of "Dragon" and "Donkey".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: 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.

    Big Bad Wolf 

Voiced by: Aaron Warner

    Lord Farquaad 

Voiced by: John Lithgow

    Fairy Godmother 
"Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away..."

Voiced by: Jennifer Saunders

  • Adaptational Villainy
  • Arranged Marriage: 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.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: A firm believer of this. See Fantastic Racism below.
  • Big Bad: Of the second movie.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Comes off as sweet and kind but is really quite nasty.
  • Black Mail/Cold-Blooded Torture: 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.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: 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.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Evil Brit
  • Evil Matriarch
  • Evil Old Folks: In the video game.
  • Evil Sorceror: She has access to powerful magic.
  • Famous Last Words: "I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"
  • Fantastic Racism: An interesting example, her prejudice seems to be against people's level of physical attractiveness—sort of an extreme form of Beauty Equals Goodness. 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.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Also doubles as a Knight Templar.
  • Graceful Loser: She takes her defeat in the video game version somewhat well ("Oh well, I guess a Fairy Godmother can't win everything."
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: She gets hit by her own magic, which turns her into bubbles.
  • Jerkass
  • Karmic Death: See above.
  • Knight Templar: She acts in the name of her idea of a "happily ever after", and if something occurs contrary to how she wanted it to be, she is not pleased.
  • Light Is Not Good: Despite her name, she's evil.
  • Manipulative Bitch
  • Never Found the Body: She got one of her spells reflected back at her and just...turns into bubbles.
  • Never My Fault: She threw a fit when Harold said Charming was too late to rescue Fiona from the tower.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: "Ogres don't get happy endings!"
  • Smug Snake: Though arguably the most competent one in the series.
  • Villain with Good Publicity
  • Villainous Breakdown: 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.

    Prince Charming 
"Tell me where he is, Mother! I will wrench his head from his shoulders - I will smite him where he stands - HE WILL RUE THE VERY DAY HE STOLE MY KINGDOM AWAY FROM ME!"

Voiced by: Rupert Everett

"Just sign it, and all your problems will disappear."

Voiced by: Walt Dohrn

''"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."

Voiced by: John Cleese

  • Happily Married
  • Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
  • Jerkass —> Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Overprotective Dad: 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.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: His apparent backstory. Fairy Godmother turned him from a frog to a human so he could fall in love with his future wife.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: His disapproval of Shrek for being an ogre is a metaphor for how some parents feel about their daughters dating outside their race.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: His death kicks off the entire plot of the third film.
  • Taking the Bullet: How he ends up becoming a frog again... and defeating Godmother.

"Well, he's no Prince Charming, but they do look..."

Voiced by: Julie Andrews

"You know, Shrek, you're all right. You just need to do a little less yelling, and use more soap."

"I'm a buzzing bee... buzz, buzz, buzz..."


    Evil Stepsisters 
Voiced by:
Dorris: Larry King
Mabel: Regis Philbin

  • Heel-Face Turn: One of the stepsisters. Though it's agruable whether or not she was evil to begin with. Just ugly.
  • She's Got Legs: 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.

    The Pied Piper 

    Kitty Softpaws 
Appears in Puss in Boots. A feline femme fatale cat burglar (literally) who catches Puss' eye.

    Humpty Alexander Dumpty 

    Jack and Jill 

    The Three Diablos 

The Secret of KellsCharacterSheets/Animated FilmsSinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

alternative title(s): Shrek2; Shrek The Third; Shrek Forever After
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