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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.
  • 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. (Shrek clears Rumpel's table and takes a feather from Fifi and dips it 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 "do-do-do-do-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 and take their place as prisoner. Yet, Rumpel was befuddled about his decision, while Fiona, still imprisoned 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 Stiltskin 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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