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From all-loving heroine in the original universe to rebellion leader in the alternate universe.
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  • Thanks to Shrek's heroics in the first movie, he unknowingly stopped Fiona's parents making a deal with Rumpelstiltskin in the beginning which would've given the latter absolute power...only for a messenger to stop the deal after word got out that Fiona is now safe. The king and queen's response? Tear up the contract and leave the bastard in the dust.
  • The alternate Princess Fiona. Before she led the ogre rebellion against Rumpelstilskin, her offscreen moment of awesome reveals that after waiting so long for a prince to come, she eventually just rescued herself.
  • Awesome Music: The Piper's "Shake Your Groove Thing" sequence. Whatever your opinion is of this movie, seeing the Ogres, Shrek, and Fiona dancing to that is this.
  • While Shrek earlier states that he would have liked to take back the day he met Donkey when talking with Rumpelstiltskin, he winds up being key to helping Shrek in his quest.
    • Not only did he know (or at least know of) the secret to revealing the Curse Escape Clause on the contract, but back when they first met he was the only one who A: knew where Lord Farquaad lived, and B: was willing to show Shrek the way since all the other fairy tale creatures were scared of him at that time.
      • There's also something oddly satisfying about Donkey getting up in Shrek's face to tell him what a bad idea it was to make any deal in the first place:
      Donkey: You should never sign a contract with Rumpelstiltskin!
  • After True Love's Kiss fails to break the curse (since Fiona doesn't love him), Shrek decides to do what he can to help Fiona with what little time he has left. After discovering from Gingy that Rumpelstiltskin is offering "The Deal of a Lifetime" for the person who brings him in, the ogre walks right into his throne room:
    Shrek: Stiltskin! I hear you're looking for me.
    Rumpelstiltskin: Alright Finally! Who turned him in? Who gets the Deal of a Lifetime?
    Shrek: (takes contract) I do.
    Rumpelstiltskin: What? But...
    Shrek: Well, if I'm turning myself in, I get The Deal of a Lifetime. (clears Rumpel's table and takes a quill dipped with magic ink) That means you have to give me anything I want.
    Rumpelstiltskin: No, no, no, no! Only true love's kiss can break your contract! So, if you thought you were just gonna "d-d-d-d-do" in here and get your life back...!
    Shrek: I'm not here to get my life back.
    Rumpelstiltskin: Then what do you want?
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    • His wish: free all the ogres take their place as prisoner. Yet, Rumpel was befuddled about his decision, while Fiona, still imprison due to being cursed, thought he did the right thing.
    Fiona: That was a really brave thing you did, Shrek.
  • The climax:
    • Donkey gets a Eureka Moment when staring at an ogre's shield, the orges disguise themselves as a giant chandelier ball to get into the palace.
    • Puss is among the team; donning his hat, cape, sword, and boots again.
    • During the battle, Cookie uses his chimichanga stand as a catapult, with his chimichangas as ammunition.
    Cookie: Get 'em while they're hot!
    Shrek: The dragon goes under the bridge...
    Fiona: ...through the loop...
    Shrek: ...and finally...
    Both: ...into the castle!
    • Before Stilskin could make his getaway on Fifi, Shrek uses one of the shackles to snag one of Fifi's legs so he and Fiona are brought back up, then Shrek yanks the chain, bringing Rumpel to plummet and get caught by Fiona in terror.
    Fiona: Victory is ours!
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