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!!Main Characters

[[folder:Shrek]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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 cannon.[[/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 he's an Ogre, not a "handsome prince." 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 to Fiona's Gentle Girl.
* 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.'']]
* 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.
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[[folder:Donkey]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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.
%% * ButtMonkey
* 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}}: After he's gotten over his fear of Shrek.
* ADogNamedDog: Well, he is a donkey and his name is Donkey.
%% * ExpressiveEars
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Sanguine
%% * FriendlessBackground
* 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
* 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!'''"
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[[folder:Princess Fiona]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' 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.
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* 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 to Shrek's Brooding Boy.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* UptownGirl: A princess who falls in love with a commoner ogre.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Puss in Boots]]
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-->'''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 Puss in Boots as well as being a kind of parody of 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 minor character in Shrek 2, much like Dragon in the first film. He often overpowers his enemies by distracting them with his "cute kitten" looks. He also exhibits common cat behavior such as coughing up hairballs and chasing spotlights, usually resulting in his defeat or capture.
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* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Puss is often seen cutting neat holes in glass windows with a single claw.
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: He only wears a hat and boots.
* 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!
* 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
* {{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
* 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 the show WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots Puss shows levels of stupidity not displayed in any of the films whether it be unable to solve riddles when given the answer to pretty much the entire 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.
[[/folder]]

!!Allies

[[folder:Gingy]]
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->''"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.
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* 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 ''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 AxCrazy by [[CuteAndPsycho 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.
-->'''Ginger Bride''': [[VerbalTic 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.
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[[folder:Pinocchio]]
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->''"[[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.
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* 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.
* GagNose: That grows when he lies.
* 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.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dragon]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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
* 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]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Big Bad Wolf]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harold]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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.
* 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''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lillian]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' 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.
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* 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.
* HappilyMarried: Has a close and loving relationship with Harold.
* MamaBear: In Shrek 3, 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.
* GoodParents:She loves her daughter very much and only wants what will make her happy.
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Artie]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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..
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Merlin]]
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-->'''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''.
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* {{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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kitty Softpaws]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Salma Hayek, Frank Welker (meowing noises, uncredited)

Appears in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''. A feline femme fatale cat burglar (literally) who catches Puss' eye.
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* ActionGirl: Kitty ''really'' knows how to wield a sword.
* BadassAdorable
* 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 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]]
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-->'''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.
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* {{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.]]
* 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 scenerio.
* TheChessmaster
* [[spoiler: 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 not his 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 ''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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Three Diablos]]
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Three cats that Puss befriends.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: At first.
* TheDreaded: The most feared mercenaries in the land. The guards are too scared to even enter their cell...
* 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
[[/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
* {{Keet}}
* 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]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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.
* 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 discover her secret.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Monsieur Hood]]
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-->'''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.
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* 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.
* NiceHat: His trademark green hat.
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[[folder:Fairy Godmother]]
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-->'''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''.
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* 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. See FantasticRacism below.
* {{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.
* 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.]]
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[[folder:Prince Charming]]
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-->'''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''.
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* 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.[[/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.
* 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, had 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}} invoked]].
* 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 bigpep 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.
* 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.
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[[folder:Rumpelstiltskin]]
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-->'''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''.
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* 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...
* 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.
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[[folder:Fifi]]
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--> '''Voiced by:''' Frank Welker

Fifi is Rumpelstiltskin's pet goose. She is also his bodyguard and carriage puller.
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* CoolPet: A magical goose.
* 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.
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[[folder:Lancelot]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' John Krasinski

Sir Lancelot is one of Arthur's classmates in high school. He's very handsome and muscular.
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* 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.
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[[folder:Evil Stepsisters]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Larry King (Dorris), Regis Philbin (Mabel)

Cinderella's evil (until their HeelFaceTurn), ugly stepsisters.
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* 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.
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[[folder:The Pied Piper]]
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-->'''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).
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* 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.
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[[folder:Jack and Jill]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Billy Bob Thornton (Jack), Amy Sedaris (Jill)

Jack and Jill are a married, outlaw couple in the film ''Puss in Boots''.
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* 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.]]
* TheDeepSouth: Both have southern accents.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They do seem to genuinely love each other and treat their pigs like their own children.
* {{Gonk}}: Both are quite ugly.
* HappilyMarried: Despite being an {{outlaw couple}}, Jack and Jill have a genuinely loving marriage.
* {{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, he 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.]]
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