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Fiona's Charming Ordeal by Gadfly

  • Recommended by Phoenix Fire 69
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the second half of Shrek 2, from Fiona's perspective.
  • Comments: This perfectly captures the tone of the source material, has a perfect mix of comedy and drama, and expands on the universe a lot more. I really wish there were more fics like it.

DULOC by Worthikids

  • Recommended by MemebaAmoeba
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A complete Concept Album featuring a newcomer to the titular land of Duloc as he encounters various characters who live in it and bears witness to the societal strife that will lead to the events of the first film.
  • Comments: Often funny, sometimes bittersweet, and consistently charming. In addition, the skits illustrating the protagonist's journey compliment the music rather well.

Stories focused on romantic relationships between the cast.

A Snowball's Chance by theressomethingscrewy

  • Recommended by Phoenix Fire 69
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Shrek/Fiona
  • Synopsis: The dinner came back to his mind; the perfect occasion to clear up how he had felt about Fiona had been ruined by himself, and well, Donkey. Nothing could have been better than the sunset and he had mucked it up by not letting the words come out. ...But the right ones never seemed to with her. (After the weedrat dinner, Shrek is left to deal with the fact that he has undeniable feelings for the princess)

A Small Crime by Katy-Kale

  • Recommended by deekin
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Artie/OC
  • Synopsis: "What if, instead of Shrek, there was a teenage girl? Things would be a lot more different, that's for sure. Out of the blue, she just turns up at Arthur's Academy. Suddenly, the dull school isn't dull anymore, & Artie's life will never be the same again."
  • Comments: Shrek is replaced by an OC that is humourous (acting as a Foil placed alongside Artie to good effect), entertaining and has her own backstory (which is told using an interesting Jigsaw Puzzle Plot). The events of Shrek the Third are then played out differently. The dialogue for Artie, Puss and Donkey matches their personalities exactly. This Troper would go so far as to say that it's better than the third film of which it is based on.

It's a Happily Ever After, After All by hanny spoon
  • Recommended by N8han11
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Prince Charming/Rapunzel, one-sided (on Charming's end) Charming/Fiona
  • Synopsis: What if Charming's sword didn't miss? AU.
  • Comments: What if Prince Charming successfully managed to kill Shrek at the climax of Shrek the Third? This fic presents a dark yet well-written look at the rise of Charming's reign as king, followed by his fall and eventual redemption. It also has a companion piece in The Second Stay, which goes into detail about Fiona's life and pregnancy after being banished to her tower.
  • Tags: Character Death, Dark Fic

Crossover Fics
Of Ogres and Kings by Snargaluff Pod
  • Recommended by N8han11
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: When King Harold suddenly croaks, Shrek learns he will have to rule the land of Far, Far Away, unless he can find a suitable heir to the throne. The most promising candidate is Fiona's first cousin once removed, Harry. Along with Donkey and Puss in Boots, Shrek sets out to bring Harry back with them, but doing so is a bigger challenge, and a tad more magical, than they expected.
  • Comments: Basically, this charming fic is what would happen if Fiona's cousin happened to be Harry Potter. Everyone appears to be in character, and while the story hasn't quite begun yet, it's still better written than the actual Shrek the Third.

One Shrek To Bring Them All by Scarlett Moonchild

  • Recommended by: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Dead; last updated June 2005
  • Crossover with: The Lord of the Rings
  • Synopsis: Shrek finds his swamp filled with dead people, and finds himself on a quest to Mordor with the Fellowship, in a bargain to get it back.
  • Tags: Humour, Parody
  • Comments: Very funny and extremely hilarious. Hard not to get a laugh out of.

Web videos
Shrek Retold by 3GI and alot of people
  • Recommended by Paperboat 2001
  • Status: Finished
  • Synopsis: After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord to get his land back.
  • Comments: A Multi-Animator Project that gives each scene of the movie it’s own style. It is fun and shows what people can accomplish working together.