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From the first film:
- Who I'd Be, which has been called the Defying Gravity of Shrek.
An ogre always hides,
an ogre's fate is known.
An ogre always stays in the dark
and all alone!
- It gets worse with the second use of that line, which also serves as The Reveal for the... five people that didn't know about Fiona's secret.
Shrek: A big, bright beautiful world! ...But not for me.
Fiona: An ogre always hides, an ogre's fate is known...
Fiona and Shrek: An ogre always stays in the dark.
Donkey: You're all alone...
- It's played as Black Comedy and an Establishing Character Moment, but "Big Bright Beautiful World" is awfully sad, too.