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    Gingy 
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Voiced by: Conrad Vernon, James Arnold Taylor (Shrek 2 [game], Shrek Smash N Crash Racing)
"No, not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!"

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.


  • Anthropomorphic Food: A walking, talking, sentient gingerbread man.
  • 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: It wasn't probably meant as An Aesop, and merely a horrifying ghost story to scare Shrek, but in Bride of Gingy, 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 Sugar later wakes up, she turns out to be pleasant at first, but slowly seems more attached to him and eventually becomes Ax-Crazy with severe 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.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: He's an adorable sentient cookie with bite, and is a favorite character among both kids and adults.
  • Those Two Guys: With Pinocchio.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Forever After, Gingy in the alternate universe is a Badass Adorable gladiator who fights animal crackers with a lollipop. It doesn't actually make a difference against Shrek or anyone else.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Shrek the Third, he heckles Prince Charming during his terrible dinner theater performance and gets the entire audience to laugh at him, making Charming so angry that he decides to take over the entire kingdom in revenge. Oops.
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    Pinocchio 
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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.


  • 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.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Will he ever become a real boy?
  • Gag Nose: That grows when he lies.
  • Loophole Abuse: His nose will not grow if he says something that is neither a truth nor a lie. When Prince Charming tries to interrogate him, Pinocchio stalls by talking in circles. It works until one of the Three Little Pigs gives up and blurts out the answer.
    Prince Charming: You! You can't lie. So tell me, puppet. Where... is... Shrek?
    Pinocchio: Well, uh, I don't know where he's not.
    Prince Charming: You're telling me you don't know where Shrek is?
    Pinocchio: It wouldn't be inaccurate to assume that I couldn't exactly not say that it is or isn't almost partially incorrect.
    Prince Charming: So you do know where he is.
    Pinocchio: 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 do or do not know where he shouldn't probably be, if that indeed wasn't where he isn't. Even if he wasn't at where I knew he was...
  • Nice Hat: A wooden straw-hat.
  • Perverse Puppet: He wears ladies' underwear.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Apparently has a habit of wearing ladies' undergarments.

    Dragon 
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Voiced by: Frank Welker

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.


  • Abduction Is Love: Cut her some slack, she's a dragon. Hoarding things is in her nature. Oddly enough, it worked out in the end.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: She was this type of character in the first film towards Donkey.
  • Almost Kiss: She almost kisses Donkey in the first film, but Shrek pushes Donkey away in time which leads to Literal Ass Kissing.
  • Ascended Extra: Shrek did battle a dragon in the original book, but said dragon was never seen again after the battle. Dragon here has an increased role, getting to hook up with main character Donkey and appear in all four movies.
  • Babies Ever After: The ending of the second film shows she and Donkey had a litter of donkey-dragon hybrid babies.
  • Beta Couple: With Donkey, as they have a more stable marriage than Shrek and Fiona.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Proves herself one when she bursts into the cathedral after Farquaad has had Shrek and Fiona restrained by soldiers in the aftermath of Fiona's nightly transformation to an ogre and proceeds to swallow the little man whole, which quickly causes the soldiers restraining Shrek and Fiona to surrender and release them.
  • Cry Cute: Manages to woobify herself in about three seconds when Donkey finds her feeling sorry for herself next to a lake in the original.
  • Deus Exit Machina: She's MIA in the second movie, due to having eggs to deal with. This helps preserve the drama, since she could have resolved certain things very quickly were she involved.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In the first movie. She only serves as the threat in Fiona's castle.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Like her husband, her name is what her species is.
  • Doting Parent: Loves the Dronkeys very much.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: 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 Played for Laughs.
    Donkey: Aaaagh! That is unwanted physical contact!
    • In some of the Nordic dubs, he flat out says "That's sexual harassment!"
  • Interspecies Romance: 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, and only because she's pregnant.
  • Literal Ass Kissing: 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.
  • Mama Bear: Defends Fiona against Farquaad by eating him.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: 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.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Donkey didn't realize this till he starts fast talking her. Really improved his survival chances afterward.
  • The Speechless: Expresses herself with bass animal voices. Donkey does enough speaking for both of them.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: She speaks in low grunts and roars, which Donkey can still understand.
  • Suddenly Voiced: 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.
  • Tail Slap: Used on a stone tower, which falls and crushes Prince Charming in the third film.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has long eyelashes and red lips. And the movie does a good job of not drawing any attention to them until Donkey notices that she's a she - as such, it comes as a surprise to the viewers as well, who up until then have only seen her as a regular menacing dragon.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Huge girl to Donkey's tiny guy. Makes you question things...
  • Tsundere: Type A in Shrek, where despite being a formidable dragon protecting a castle, she quickly softens to Donkey. Ditched in all following installments.

    The Dronkeys 
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Voiced by: Frank Welker and Tara Strong

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.


    Big Bad Wolf 
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"What?"

The Big Bad Wolf is based loosely on the eponymous fairytale character, but differs from him 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.


  • Adaptational Heroism: He is a loyal friend of Shrek and the other fairy-tale creatures.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He's seen cuddling up to, then dancing with, one of the knights at Shrek and Fiona's wedding.
  • Catchphrase: "What?", almost always said when someone finds him dressed in granny-clothing in an unexpected bed.
  • Composite Character: A combination of the wolf from "The Three Little Pigs" and the one from "Little Red Riding Hood".
  • Crossdresser: Spun off from the original story — however, in the Shrek series, Wolfy isn't seen wearing anything except Grandma's nightgown.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He loves to make sarcastic remarks.
    Wolf: This isn't about how you got trapped at the petting zoo, is it? Cuz that's not scary.
  • Defensive "What?": His catchphrase.
  • Gender Bender: Wolf's cursed to become a werewoman during the full moon in "The Pig Who Cried Werewolf".
  • Nice Hat: A pink grandma's sleeping cap.
  • Super Breath: 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 Keep Away with her wand.

    King Harold 
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Click here  to see Harold's original form as a frog
Voiced by: John Cleese, Michael Gough (Shrek 2 [game])
"Well, I guess I gave her the wrong tea."

King Harold was the king of Far Far Away, husband of Queen Lilian, father of Princess Fiona, and father in-law of Shrek.


  • Anti-Villain: Yes, he acted as an antagonist against Shrek, but his heart was in the right place. Plus, he eventually makes up for it.
  • Bewitched Amphibians: 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.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Zigzagged. Harold wears a blue tunic and despite being a well-meaning parent, he acts as an antagonist to Shrek just because he's an ogre. However, he comes to see the error of his ways before it's too late.
  • Character Death: He passes away near the beginning of Shrek The Third.
  • Deal with the Devil: Made a deal with the Fairy Godmother to make him human so he could marry his true love. In exchange, Fiona would marry her son, giving Fairy Godmother dominion over Far Far Away. There's even a popular theory that she was who cursed Fiona in the first place as part of this plan.
  • Doting Parent: Harold loves Fiona more than anything else in the world. He wants what's best for her but has to change his idea of what that is.
  • Easily Forgiven: He did put a hit out of Shrek and locked his daughter in a tower when she was still a child. Yet, both of them forgive him most likely due to the hit not being that bad a guy, him not putting the love potion in Fiona's drink, pulling a Heroic Sacrifice for Shrek, and apologizing for his wrong actions.
  • Everyone Has Standards: When he is forced to drug his daughter so she will fall in love with Charming, he finally stands up to Fairy Godmother and refuses, switching out their cups last minute.
  • Fantastic Racism: 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 a while, 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.
  • Forced into Evil: Part of his hostility to Shrek stems from this - he's afraid of retaliation from the Fairy Godmother after failing to set Fiona up with Prince Charming, and ends up forced into helping with her second attempt on pain of having his own happy ending revoked. He ends up not going through with this either after he realizes Fiona will never love anyone but Shrek.
  • The Good King: Even as a frog.
  • Good Parents: 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.
  • Go Out with a Smile: After two brief succumbs consisting of Dies Wide Open, he passes away for real and smiles whilst doing so.
  • Happily Married: Has a close and loving relationship with Lillian.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After spending the first half of the film abusing Shrek and even hiring a hitman on him, he changes his tone when he sees how much Fiona hates Charming and how far Fairy Godmother was willing to go to ensure their original plans went through.
  • 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. 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. It's possible that, being a frog, he didn't have that long a lifespan and simply died of old age.
  • Interspecies Romance: He turned out to have been a frog who was turned into a human through the Fairy Godmother's magic. At the end of Shrek 2, he's turned back into a frog and is about to leave out of shame, but Lillian stops him, saying she loves him all the same and is proud of him for accepting Shrek and Fiona's marriage.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: A parental example. He starts out being strongly opposed to Fiona's marriage to Shrek for them both being ogres as well as being under threats from the Fairy Godmother due to a promise he had made many years before involving Fiona marrying her son. However, when he sees how much Fiona hates Prince Charming and only has eyes for Shrek, he succumbs to guilt and goes back on his promise to the Fairy Godmother, not wanting his beloved daughter to be miserable.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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 deal with the Fairy Godmother. He was correct to be afraid.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He starts going through one when Charming impersonates Shrek to be with Fiona, realizing just how unhappy his daughter is with him.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: Despite formally being terrified of the Fairy Godmother's threats, by then end, he is able to conquer his fear when his love for his daughter gives him the strength to do so. This is shown when he smugly tells the Fairy Godmother he didn't give her the love potion and later jumped in front of the Fairy Godmother's magic blast (intended for Shrek and Fiona), thus defeating her entirely.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: He treats Shrek like crap, initially.
  • 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.
  • Papa Wolf: Nothing matters more to him than his daughter and he will do anything for her, even risking his own life against the Fairy Godmother having no regard for her feelings and treating her like a pawn.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The Blue Boy to Lillian's Pink Girl.
  • 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.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: His passing in Shrek the Third causes the movie's conflict. As he puts it, "this kingdom needs a new king."
  • 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.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: 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.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He went from dismissing Shrek as family because he's an ogre to apologizing for his actions and calling him son in the next installment.
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    Queen Lillian 
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Voiced by: Julie Andrews
"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.


  • Action Mom: 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?"
  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed. Lillian was a prominent character in Shrek 2, but her role was slightly increased in Shrek the Third.
  • Cool Old Lady: In Shrek the Third, she is able to rally the other princesses from being damsels in distress to independent fighters.
  • Doting Parent: Lillian loves Fiona more than anything else in the world and just wants her to be happy, even if it is with an ogre.
  • Doting Grandparent: Lillian adores her three grandchildren, having no problem with them being ogres.
  • Good Parents: She loves her daughter very much and only wants what will make her happy.
  • Happily Married: Has a close and loving relationship with Harold.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her husband turned out to have been a frog who was turned into a human through the Fairy Godmother's magic. At the end of Shrek 2, he's turned back into a frog and is about to leave out of shame, but Lillian stops him, saying she loves him all the same.
  • I Want Grandkids: 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. She is seen later on doting on her triplet grandchildren.
  • Mama Bear: In Shrek the Third, 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.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Shrek the Third showed that despite Lillian being an old woman (and a future grandmother as Fiona was pregnant at the time), she's capable of breaking a stone wall with a headbutt...Twice!
  • Nice Girl: 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.
  • Only Sane Woman: Either when dealing with her prejudiced husband or unreasonable 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.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The Pink Girl to Harold's Blue Boy.

    Artie 
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Voiced by: Justin Timberlake, James Arnold Taylor (Shrek the Third [game])
"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.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: At high school, it's shown he has no friends and is regularly beaten up. Even the nerds pick on him. When Artie is lifted up by Shrek and quietly pleads, "Please don't eat me," the entire school chants, "Eat him! Eat him! Eat him!"
  • Badass Pacifist: 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.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Artie was initially excited at the idea of his kingship but when Shrek, Donkey, and Puss inadvertently explain all of the impending responsibilities he has, Artie immediately tries to bail.
  • Berserk Button: Downplayed. While Artie doesn't go "berserk", he does become upset whenever someone calls him a "loser".
  • Bonding Over Missing Parents: With Shrek — they finally have a tender and friendly moment when they share their own problems with their dads.
  • Bully Magnet: He is introduced as the least popular student in his school, so low on the social-ladder that even the nerds bully him.
  • Character Development: Starts off as an insecure loser, but gradually gains confidence and accepts his kingship of Far Far Away.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Becomes the new king of Far Far Away when he's still a teen.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He doesn't appear in Shrek Forever After, nor he's mentioned, save for a few deleted scenes.
  • Cool Loser: 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.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His father outright abandoned him and Artie then spent the next years being mercilessly bullied by his classmates.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father left him at boarding school one day and never looked back.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rivals Shrek in how much snark he can dish out.
  • Guile Hero: Not an experienced fighter, but boy can he talk his way out of things.
  • Hidden Badass: Artie turns to be a very clever and a good orator.
  • Just a Kid: Charming's reaction to meeting Artie is like this. He regrets it.
  • Kid Hero: Teenage variant, but he becomes one of the heroes in Shrek the Third.
  • Mouthy Kid: Initially acts this way with Shrek.
  • Nice Guy: Artie is noble and kind hearted.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: He was just a high school student before being recruited by Shrek.
  • The Smart Guy: Comes up with some of the most ingenious plans in the third movie.
  • Stepford Snarker: He sometimes hides how he feels with sarcastic quips, though he's pretty open about his feelings.
  • Troubled Child: Made deeply insecure by his dad's rejection.
  • Wise Beyond His Years: By the end of the movie he gracefully accepts the new responsibilities as the new King of Far Far Away.

    Merlin 
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Voiced by: Eric Idle, Jon Curry (Shrek the Third [game])
"I'm a buzzing bee... buzz, buzz, buzz..."

Merlin is a retired wizard teacher from Artie's high school, Worcestershire, in Shrek the Third.


  • 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.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's actually quite knowledgeable about a lot of things.
  • Hippie Teacher: From his mannerism, implications that he's a stoner, and short pants.
  • Nice Hat: Although it's not seen in his picture, Merlin does wear a blue/yellow wizard hat.

    Kitty Softpaws 
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Voiced by: Salma Hayek, Frank Welker (meowing noises, uncredited)

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


  • Cool Mask: Wears a black luchadore felt mask. It makes her look like Batman.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her owners de-clawed her, for reasons that even Kitty isn't sure of.
  • Dashing Hispanic: She's voiced by Salma Hayek.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She was going to betray Puss first, but she got so attached to him that she couldn't bring herself to do such.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Subverted. She is really seductive towards Puss at first to make him join her and Humpty Dumpty on their quest, but she fails.
  • Meaningful Name: It was noted she is called Soft-paws because she can steal things away from people without them ever noticing. She proves this by frequently stealing Puss's hat, bag of money, and boots, just to tease him.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Puss doesn't realize his rival is female until she removes her mask.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: The main cues of her femininity are her long eyelashes.
  • Visual Pun: She's a literal cat burglar.

    Humpty Alexander Dumpty / Humpty Dumpty 
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Voiced by: Zach Galifianakis (Puss in Boots), James Arnold Taylor (Super Slam, Smash N Crash Racing)

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 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 SuperSlam, he is known as Master Fu and is an unlockable character. In Shrek 4-D, his grave can be seen in the cemetery.note 


  • Alien Blood: He has yolk instead of blood.
  • All the Other Reindeer: At the orphanage, before Puss came along and befriended him.
  • Anti-Villain: Probably the most sympathetic villain in the series.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Humpty's friendship with Puss was because the latter saved him from bullies and didn't ridicule him for trying to find magic beans.
  • Big Bad: In Puss in Boots he was this the entire time.
  • Big Bad Friend: He was never truly evil, just angry at Puss for his betrayal, and redeems himself near the end.
  • Blood Brothers: Became this with Puss in the past. He had yolk instead of blood, naturally.
  • Cephalothorax: He's an anthropomorphic egg.
  • Chef of Iron: Appears in Super Slam as one in the last story mode scenario.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a black top-hat.
  • Only Friend: Puss tells Kitty that Humpty was his only friend at the orphanage that they both grew up in and also became his sworn brother.
  • Redemption Equals Death: 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: His whole "stealing the golden eggs" plan was to get revenge on Puss and his old hometown.
  • Large Ham: As the "Thousand-year-old Egg of Destiny" in Super Slam
  • Secret Character: In SuperSlam, though you'll probably see him fight as an NPC in story mode before unlocking him.
  • You Don't Look Like You: 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 SuperSlam 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.
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    The Three Diablos 
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Voiced by: Miles Christopher Bakshi (Sir Timoteo Montenegro the Third, Gonzalo), Nina Zoe Bakshi (Perla)

Three cats that Puss befriends.


    Anthrax 
  • Meaningful Name: 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.
  • Secret Character: In Shrek SuperSlam.
  • Shout-Out: 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.

    Little Red Riding Hood 
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Voiced by: Tara Strong (video games)
  • Ascended Extra: She takes on a much larger role in the Activision Shrek games. Special note goes to the adaptation of Shrek 2, which promotes her to a major playable character for almost half of the game's levels.
  • Badass Normal: Mostly in the games, but sometimes in the films as well, Forever After shows us that she's a criminal in an alternate timeline.
  • The Cameo: 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 Forever After she is a villain in the alternate timeline.

    Goldilocks 
Voiced by: Tara Strong

     The Ogre Rebellion 

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