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Everything You Need to Know About Shrek Characters

Shrek characters are some of the most iconic characters in animation film history. Loved for their uniqueness, they appear in several films and spin-offs of the long-standing franchise starring the popular ogre.

With so much success, it’s only natural to be curious about these unconventional characters. Keep on reading to learn more about these 35 iconic Shrek characters!

What is Shrek?

Over the years, Shrek has become more than just a fictional character or a movie title. Today, the Shrek franchise is one of the most successful media series from DreamWorks Animation. In fact, Shrek was the film that established the name of DreamWorks as a household name in computer animation. Before its success, however, Shrek first appeared in a children’s book.

In 1990, American writer William Steig published a book titled Shrek! The book is a fantasy picture book with illustrations by Steig himself. The story focuses on Shrek, an indestructible monster with green skin. He goes on a journey to meet a princess, and along the way, meets a witch, a knight, and a donkey.

This book later inspired the iconic film Shrek (2001). In 1991, Steven Spielberg purchased the rights to the book, but it isn’t until 1995 that development for the film actually began.

In 2001, Shrek premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and became the first animated film since Peter Pan (1953) to compete for the Palme d’Or.

During its commercial release, Shrek became the fourth highest-grossing film of 2001. With such positive critique, the film received many awards. This includes the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Animated Screenplay.

Its success led to three sequels: Shrek 2 (2004)Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010).

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It’s difficult for a film to stay popular after its initial release. Shrek, however, does it with ease. Two decades after the first film’s release, the Shrek franchise continues to be popular with old and new fans.

One reason ‌Shrek is still so popular is because the franchise goes beyond the film industry. Shrek has merchandisevideo games, and even a Broadway musical adaptation to its name.

Conventions and festivals also keep the fan community alive. For instance, Shrek fans in Wisconsin hold an annual “Shrekfest” to celebrate the green ogre. The event has costume and eating contests, booths, and other fun activities.

Another reason ‌Shrek is so popular is because it appeals to a large audience. Regardless of age, gender, and background, the Shrek films are all enjoyable to watch. The sense of humor in Shrek movies is timeless, and it’s easy to relate to them even years down the line.

The characters of the franchise are also unforgettable. It features familiar characters from children’s fairytales, such as Prince Charming and Cinderella, and gives them humorous twists.

If you’re interested in learning more about the popular Shrek characters, then keep on reading!

Who are the Shrek characters?

Shrek

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the MusicalTony Hawk’s Underground 2Madagascar Kartz, and DreamWorks Super Star Kartz 

The first name on this list of Shrek characters is the man, or ogre, himself: Shrek. Shrek is the titular character of the franchise. Canadian actor Mike Myers voiced Shrek throughout the film series, while Brian d’Arcy James played the role in Shrek the Musical. 

His name comes from the German word, “Schreck”, which means “fright” or “terror”. It’s a fitting name for a green ogre who initially comes off as scary and hostile. Shrek is known for his bald head, long ears, and protruding belly.

In the first film, Shrek is a recluse who happily lives alone in his swamp. As the film progresses, he learns to enjoy the company of other people and becomes more welcoming.

In 2010, Shrek received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. In the same year, Shrek also ranked 15th in Entertainment Weekly’s list of “100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years”.

Shrek and Donkey

Donkey

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Musical, Shrek The Halls (2007), and Scared Shrekless (2010)

One of the most popular Shrek characters is Donkey. As his name suggests, Donkey is a donkey, albeit someone who talks. Eddie Murphy voiced him in the films, while Daniel Breaker played the role in the original Broadway cast of Shrek the Musical.

Donkey has gray fur with a short black mane and large front teeth. In Shrek 2 (2004), however, Donkey turns into a stallion with white fur and a long white mane.

As the funny sidekick, Donkey is always throwing punch lines, singing silly tunes, and arguing with other characters. His bubbly personality contrasts with Shrek’s grumpy attitude at first, but their personalities jive later on.

Princess Fiona

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Musical, Shrek the Halls (2007), and Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party! (2001)

Shrek and Fiona
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Princess Fiona, or simply Fiona, is one of the main characters of all Shrek films. Like Shrek, she is an ogre with green skin, long red hair, and wears an emerald green dress. Cameron Diaz voiced Fiona in the films, while Sutton Foster played the role in the Broadway musical.

At the beginning of Shrek (2001), Fiona seems like any other princess. She is a beautiful damsel in distress who needs a prince to save her. It is later revealed that Fiona turns into an ogre at night.

Fiona is one of the most beloved Shrek characters because she defies the stereotype of a damsel in distress. She has a powerful personality, and she doesn’t let other people sway her beliefs. To both children and adults, she is a powerful role model.

Puss in Boots

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Halls (2007), Puss in Boots (2011)Shrek Super Slam, and The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015–2018)

Puss in Boots

A popular fan-favorite among Shrek characters is Puss in Boots. Puss in Boots, or simply Puss, is an orange tabby cat. He carries a silver sword and wears a black cavalier hat, black boots, and a black belt. Spanish actor Antonio Banderas voiced Puss in the films, including the Spanish and Italian dubs.

Puss in Boots is a parody of Zorro and Indiana Jones. He is an assassin who uses his cute charm to distract his opponents. At first, his job is to get rid of Shrek and Donkey. Eventually, he teams up with them and even becomes best of friends.

His spin-off film, Puss in Boots (2011), grossed $555 million at the box office. Puss’ Netflix television series is also very successful with six seasons.

Dragon

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Halls (2007) and Shrek 4-D 

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All the best fairytales have dragons in them, and Shrek is no exception. Dragon is a red dragon with green eyes. She doesn’t have any actual lines in the films but communicates through her roars.

She starts as an antagonist in the first film but also joins Shrek’s side later on. Like most dragons, Dragon is enormous and can breathe fire and fly using her wings.

Despite not having any lines, Dragon is still one of the most beloved Shrek characters. This is mainly due to the dynamic between her and Donkey. The two become a couple at the end of the first film, and they soon become husband and wife, and later bore half-dragon half-donkey children.

Lord Farquaad

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the MusicalScared Shrekless (2010), Shrek 4-DShrek Kart, and Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing

Lord Farquaad
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Among the evil Shrek characters, Lord Farquaad is one of the first that fans meet. Lord Maximus Farquaad, or simply Lord Farquaad, is the mean and narcissistic ruler of Duloc. He has a short stature and wears red robes.

American actor John Lithgow voiced Lord Farquaad in the films, while Christopher Sieber played the role in the musical. Because Lord Farquaad was short, Sieber was on his knees the entire play.

At the start of Shrek (2001), Lord Farquaad banishes magical creatures from his castle. This causes Donkey to move to Shrek’s swamp. In a way, he is responsible for how the two best friends meet.

Fairy Godmother

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing and Shrek Forever After: The Video Game 

Shrek Fairy Godmother
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In most fairytales, the fairy godmother is a kind woman who helps the princess fulfill her wish. In the Shrek films, however, Fairy Godmother is the antagonist. She is a clever fairy who grants wishes as a business.

Fairy Godmother has gray hair styled in an updo. She wears a light blue dress that matches her wings and wand. As Prince Charming’s mother, she wants him to be the king. She plots against Shrek and Fiona’s marriage, so Fiona and Charming could marry instead.

Fairy Godmother is one of the most iconic Shrek characters ever. Screen Rant ranked her as the third-best DreamWorks villain. At the 31st People’s Choice Awards, Jennifer Saunders won Favorite Movie Villain for voicing the role.

Prince Charming

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Scared Shrekless (2010), Shrek Super Slam, and Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing

Shrek Prince Charming
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Another villain from the Shrek movies is Prince Charming. Prince Charming is the son of the Fairy Godmother, and they conspire for the throne in Shrek 2. Actor Rupert Everett voiced the character in the films.

Prince Charming is a handsome prince who has long blonde hair. In contrast to Cinderella’s Prince Charming, Prince Charming from Shrek is arrogant. As a “mama’s boy”, he is very spoiled.

In Shrek the Third, Charming is the principal antagonist who assembles other villains to exact revenge on Shrek.

Gingerbread Man

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek The Halls (2007), Scared Shrekless (2010), Shrek 4-D, Shrek Super Slam, and Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing

Shrek Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man is a supporting character in the Shrek movies. He is a gingerbread cookie with white icing for his features. He also has purple gumdrop buttons on his torso, which he treasures.

As one of Shrek’s friends, Gingy is very loyal. In Shrek (2001), Lord Farquaad kidnaps Gingy and tortures him for information. However, Gingy stays strong, and he doesn’t tell Lord Farquaad anything about Shrek’s location.

This quality is why ‌the Gingerbread Man is one of the most beloved Shrek characters in the franchise. Another reason is because of his cute appearance, which young fans love.

Pinocchio

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Musical, Scared Shrekless (2010), Shrek Super Slam, and Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing

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In contrast to most Shrek characters, Pinocchio is very similar to his namesake. He is a sentient wooden puppet, and his nose grows longer every time he lies.

Pinocchio’s dream is to become a real boy, just like in the fairytale. In the second film, his wish comes true, but it doesn’t last long. He turns back into a wooden puppet and stays that way for the rest of the film series.

Actor Cody Cameron voiced Pinocchio in the films, while John Tartaglia played the role in the musical.

King Arthur Pendragon

First appearance: Shrek the Third (2007)
Other notable appearances: N/A

Arthur "Artie" Pendragon
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King Arthur Pendragon, or simply “Artie”, is an awkward teenage boy and Fiona’s only living cousin. He has blonde hair and a small frame. Aside from Shrek, he is the only heir to the kingdom of Far Far Away.

His father sent him to Worcestershire Academy when he was a little boy. Since then, Artie never saw his father again. Later on, he and Shrek bond over how their fathers left them at a young age. This causes them to become great friends, and Shrek inspires Artie to become the new king.

Unlike most Shrek characters, Artie doesn’t have any other appearances. He only appears in the third movie, and nobody else mentions him in the fourth film. This is most likely because Justin Timberlake, who voiced the role, could not return for the fourth film because of scheduling issues.

Big Bad Wolf

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Musical, Shrek the Halls (2007), Scared Shrekless (2010), Shrek Super Slam, and Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing

Shrek Big Bad Wolf
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The Big Bad Wolf, or simply “Wolfie”, is another one of Shrek’s friends. He is a wolf with dark brown fur and wears a pink sleeping gown and matching cap.

Like his namesake, Wolfie imitates Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother. He can also blow powerful winds. However, in the Shrek movies, Wolfie uses his power for good by helping Shrek escape.

American actor Aron Warner voiced Wolfie in the films, while Chris Hoch played the role in the original Broadway cast.

Three Little Pigs

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Musical, Shrek the Halls (2007), Scared Shrekless (2010)and Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing

Shrek Three Little Pigs
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The Three Little Pigs are among Shrek’s friends. They are supporting characters who appear in all the Shrek films.

As their name suggests, the Three Little Pigs are a group of three brothers who are pigs. They have pink skin, and they walk on two feet. Each brother has a distinct hat to tell them apart, namely a hard hat, a straw hat, and a train conductor’s hat. However, the films never reveal their names.

In the classic fairytale, the pigs and the wolf were enemies. However, as Shrek characters, the pigs and Wolfie are best friends. In the Halloween TV special, Scared Shrekless (2010), Wolfie mentions the Three Little Pigs are his ride home.

Three Blind Mice

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Halls (2007), Scared Shrekless (2010), and Shrek: Treasure Hunt

Shrek Three Blind Mice
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Another trio among Shrek characters is the Three Blind Mice. As their name suggests, they are three blind mice who are identical. They have white fur, and they wear black glasses and carry a cane.

Unlike the Three Little Pigs, the Three Blind Mice’s names are mentioned in the film. Their names are Forder, Gorder, and Horder.

They are among Shrek’s friends, and they help guard Shrek and Fiona’s swamp in the second film. The Three Blind Mice also travel to Far Far Away alongside other characters to help free Shrek.

Dronkeys

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Halls (2007), Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular (2010)and Shrek Super Slam

Shrek Dronkeys
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The Dronkeys are among the original Shrek characters. They are not based on existing fairytale characters. They are Donkey and Dragon’s offspring. As hybrids, they have a donkey head and body with dragon wings. Like their mother, the Dronkeys can fly and breathe fire.

There are six Dronkeys, whose names are Eclair, Peanut, Coco, Bananas, Parfait, and Debbie. Five of them are named after Donkey’s favorite food, while Debbie’s name comes from Dragon’s mother.

The Dronkeys have little screen time, and they don’t have any lines either. However, many fans still love how cute and unique the dragon-donkey hybrids are.

Farkle, Fergus, and Felicia

First appearance: Shrek the Third (2007)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Halls (2007), Scared Shrekless (2010)and Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular (2010)

Farkle, Fergus, and Felicia
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Donkey and Dragon aren’t the only Shrek characters with children. The lead couple also has babies of their own. The Ogre Babies, namely Farkle, Fergus, and Felicia, are Shrek and Fiona’s children.

These triplets look alike, but they have distinct characteristics that set them apart. Farkle and Fergus are both males, but Farkle has a tuft of ginger hair on his head. Felicia, the only girl, also has some hair, but she wears a pink bow accessory.

Like most kids their age, the Ogre Babies are troublemakers. They like to play with each other and with the Dronkeys too.

Queen Lillian

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Third (2007)

There’s no shortage of royalty among Shrek characters. Another example is Queen Lillian. She is the mother of Princess Fiona and the queen of Far Far Away. She has blonde hair and wears a pink dress and a golden tiara.

While she wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about Fiona and Shrek’s marriage, Queen Lillian still accepted Shrek as her son-in-law. Later on, however, she grows to love and accept Shrek into her family. At the news of Fiona’s pregnancy, she is genuinely excited to become a grandmother.

Veteran actress Julie Andrews voiced Queen Lillian in the films. There is a scene in Shrek the Third (2007) where Lillian hums the song, “My Favorite Things”. It is a famous song from The Sound of Music, a musical film that Andrews starred in.

Queen Lillian and King Harold
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King Harold

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Third (2007)

Of course, a list of Shrek characters isn’t complete without the king. King Harold is Queen Lillian’s husband, Fiona’s father, and the ruler of Far Far Away. English actor John Cleese voiced him in the film.

In Shrek 2, King Harold makes a deal with the Fairy Godmother to wed Fiona to Prince Charming. Because of this, he hires Puss In Boots to assassinate Shrek. At some point, he almost gives Fiona a love potion to force her to fall in love with Charming.

Overcome with guilt, however, King Harold betrays the Fairy Godmother. He jumps in front of the fairy’s magic spell, and it turns him back into a frog. It turns out that he used to be a frog prince.

Doris

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Third (2007)

Shrek Doris
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Doris is one of the most memorable Shrek characters ever. She is a masculine bartender at the Poison Apple, a tavern in Far Far Away.

Doris has a tall, masculine build with a deep voice. She wears heavy makeup and a purple dress. Her character design references a drag queen, but some fans also believe she is a trans woman.

Either way, Doris is one of Fiona’s best friends. At the beginning of Shrek 2 (2004), however, she is on the side of the antagonists. She recommends Puss In Boots to King Harold, and she also has a crush on Prince Charming.

Snow White

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Third (2007)

Shrek Characters: Snow White
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A familiar face among Shrek characters is Snow White. Snow White is a princess from the classic German fairytale “Snow White”.

Like Disney’s interpretation, Shrek’s Snow White has short black hair. She has fair skin, red lips, and blue eyes. She wears a red dress and a yellow ribbon on her hair. Snow White looks exactly how audiences expect a princess to look. However, there is a twist.

Unlike most princesses, Snow White is not humble or kind. In fact, she is quite vain and sarcastic in the Shrek movies. She also boasts about her “Fairest In The Land” award often.

Cinderella

First appearance: Shrek (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Third (2007)

Shrek Cinderella
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Cinderella is a beloved princess with several films, TV, and musical adaptations. As a popular princess, it is no surprise that she also appears on this list of Shrek characters.

In the Shrek films, Cinderella looks like her traditional counterpart. She has blonde hair, pale skin, and green eyes. Her dress changes throughout the films, and she doesn’t wear her glass slippers until Shrek the Third (2007).

Like her namesake, Cinderella is kind and sweet, and she is one of Fiona’s friends. She also likes to cook and clean. However, she is ‌ditzy and a neat freak. The first film also describes her as a “shut-in” because her stepmother and evil stepsisters often bossed her around.

Sleeping Beauty

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Third (2007)

Shrek Sleeping Beauty
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Sleeping Beauty, or simply “Beauty”, is another princess in the Shrek movies. She wears a green and white dress, which matches her green eyes. She has long brown hair with a silver tiara on top.

In Shrek 2 (2004), Fiona’s diary mentions how she couldn’t go to any of Beauty’s sleepovers because of her ogre curse. In Shrek the Third (2007), however, the two become good friends.

Like most Shrek characters, Sleeping Beauty is an eccentric version of her namesake. She is a narcoleptic who falls asleep at the most random moments. However, she is a gentle princess and a kind friend to Fiona.

Merlin

First appearance: Shrek the Third (2007)
Other notable appearances: N/A

Shrek Merlin
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Merlin is an old wizard who was formerly Artie’s magic teacher. He is a short man with a bald head but a long white beard. He wears circular spectacles and a blue wizard hat and a matching blue robe.

In Shrek the Third (2007), Shrek, Artie, Donkey, and Puss accidentally crash their ship into an island. On that island, they run into Merlin, who no longer teaches magic. His spells usually fail, but he tries his best to help Artie and the gang.

Unfortunately, Merlin accidentally causes Donkey and Puss to swap bodies. He, however, successfully turns them back to normal at the end of the film.

Rumpelstiltskin

First appearance: Shrek the Third (2007)
Other notable appearances: Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular (2010)

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Rumpelstiltskin is an evil conman and the principal antagonist of the fourth Shrek film. He is also known as “Rumpel” or “Mr. Stiltskin”. As a dwarf, Rumpel is short with an enormous head and pointy ears. He has red hair, which matches his brown clothes.

Rumpel does not have magic like the Fairy Godmother, but he can make “magical transactions”. His magical transactions refer to deals or contracts that can warp time and reality. Rumpel’s deals are usually scams that benefit only him.

In Shrek Forever After (2010), Rumpelstiltskin scams Shrek by making a deal with him. This alters the lives of all the Shrek characters, and it creates an alternate reality where Shrek and Fiona never met.

Jack and Jill

First appearance: Puss In Boots (2011)
Other notable appearances: N/A

Shrek Characters: Jack and Jill
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Many people know Jack and Jill from the famous nursery rhyme, “Jack and Jill”. However, the characters from the nursery rhyme differ ‌from the Shrek characters.

In Puss In Boots (2011), Jack and Jill are the villains. They are not children as most adaptations of the nursery rhyme would depict. Instead, they are an adult couple, with pointy chins, stocky builds, and brutish attitudes.

Thelonious

First appearance: Shrek (2001)
Other notable appearances: Shrek 4-D, Shrek Super Party, and Shrek Smash n’ Crash Racing

Shrek Thelonious
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Thelonious is Lord Farquaad’s henchman. He wears black clothes, including a black mask that covers his head and neck. As an obedient lackey, he does everything his boss commands. In the first film, he tortures Gingy when Farquaad asks him to.

After Lord Farquaad’s demise, Thelonious joins Shrek’s side. He even attends Shrek and Fiona’s wedding, where he coos at their first kiss as a married couple.

Compared to other Shrek characters, Thelonious doesn’t have a major role. However, fans find themselves intrigued by the masked henchman. Some fans even developed a theory that Thelonious was also an ogre because he and Shrek had similar builds.

Rapunzel

First appearance: Shrek the Third (2007)
Other notable appearances: N/A

Shrek Rapunzel
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There are several adaptations of the classic fairytale, “Rapunzel”. In most of them, Rapunzel is a beautiful princess with long, blonde hair. However, in Shrek the Third (2007), that’s as far as the similarities go.

Unlike her namesake, Rapunzel is a villain who is greedy and deceitful. She pretends to be friends with Fiona and the other princesses, but she leads them right to Prince Charming. Prince Charming is actually her boyfriend, and they want to take over Far Far Away.

At the end of the film, Gingy climbs up Rapunzel’s hair, but his weight causes the hair to slip from her head. It is then revealed that Rapunzel is actually bald and only wears a wig. Like other evil Shrek characters, Rapunzel faces a bitter loss.

Captain Hook

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek the Third (video game), Shrek Super Slam, and Shrek: Reekin’ Havoc

Shrek Captain Hook
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Captain Hook is a popular villain from J. M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. In the play, he is Peter Pan’s archenemy. He is a pirate captain with an iron hook for a hand.

In the Shrek films, he is also an antagonist. He only plays a minor role in the second film. In the third film, however, Hook plays a bigger role as one of Prince Charming’s top henchmen. Hook and his pirate crew attack Shrek’s team to prevent them from bringing home Artie.

At the end of the film, however, Hook gives up the life of a villain. Like most Shrek characters, he learns to follow his dream and becomes a florist.

Cyclops

First appearance: Shrek 2 (2004)
Other notable appearances: Shrek Super Slam

Shrek Cyclops
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Another villain from the Shrek films is Cyclops. Cyclops is a large man with one eye and a monobrow. In Shrek 2, he works as the bouncer for the Poison Apple. In Shrek the Third, he helps Prince Charming conquer Far Far Away.

His scary appearance contrasts with his gentle personality. Despite being a villain, he doesn’t like violence at all. He is a family man who cares deeply for his daughter.

Unlike most Shrek characters, he does not reference a character from a fairytale or nursery rhyme. Instead, Cyclops is a reference to the mythological creature with the same name. A cyclops is a one-eyed creature from Greek and Roman mythology. In one Greek story, three cyclopes brothers forged the thunderbolt for Zeus.

Mabel the Ugly Stepsister

First appearance: Shrek the Third (2007)
Other notable appearances: Shrek Forever After (2010)

Mabel the Ugly Stepsister, or simply “Mabel”, is a minor character in the Shrek films. She is one of Cinderella’s evil stepsisters, along with Doris. She and Doris both have deep voices and heavy makeup. However, Mabel is short, and she has a round face.

In Shrek the Third (2007), she becomes the bartender after Doris leaves and befriends Shrek and Fiona. Like her sister, she also has a crush on Prince Charming. She helps him take over the kingdom alongside other evil Shrek characters.

At the end of Shrek the Third, however, she reconciles with Doris. She befriends Shrek and Fiona, and she attends the Ogre Babies’ birthday party.

Brogan

First appearance: Shrek Forever After (2010)
Other notable appearances: N/A

Brogan
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In Shrek Forever After (2010), new Shrek characters emerged because of an alternate reality. One example is Brogan. Brogan is the second-in-command of the Ogre Resistance.

Like Shrek, he is an ogre, but he is taller, buffer, and also more handsome. He wears an orange shirt with black pants and a rope belt. As a kind and strong man, Brogan wants to help ogres as much as he can.

Originally, the writers envisioned Brogan as the Prince Charming. Brogan would be Fiona’s love interest, who shared the same curse as her.

First appearance: Shrek Forever After (2010)
Other notable appearances: N/A

Cookie the Ogre
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Cookie the Ogre is another character from the alternate world in Shrek Forever After (2010). He is the chef for the Ogre Resistance. Aside from feeding the other ogres, he also joins them in battle.

His choice of weapon is his food. In the final battle, he catapults his chimichanga dish at Rumpelstiltskin and his goons.

Cookie wears a chef hat and has a piercing on one of his ears. He has a goatee which he accessorizes with garlic.

Gretched

First appearance: Shrek Forever After (2010)
Other notable appearances: N/A

Gretched
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One of the strongest Shrek characters is Gretched. Gretched is a female ogre and member of the Ogre Resistance. Among their ranks, she is a powerful soldier who looks and acts tough.

She contrasts with Fiona as the only other female ogre in the film. Unlike Fiona, Gretched is not delicate or pretty. Her body is large and stocky, but she has longer hair than male ogres.

Humpty Dumpty

First appearance: Puss in Boots (2011)
Other notable appearances: Shrek Super Slam

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Jack and Jill aren’t the only Shrek characters based on nursery rhymes. Humpty Dumpty is another. Humpty Alexander Dumpty, or simply “Humpty Dumpty”, is a white egg with limbs. His head and body are one, but he has arms and legs. He wears a brown hat and a matching suit.

Humpty Dumpty is actually the childhood best friend of Puss. However, he grew jealous of Puss’ fame, and he tried to frame him as a thief.

In Puss in Boots (2011), he initially plays the role of the villain. However, he has a change of heart later on and helps Puss. At the end of the film, Humpty falls from a bridge and cracks his shell. This references his original nursery rhyme.

Kitty Softpaws

First appearance: Puss in Boots (2011)
Other notable appearances: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

Shrek Characters: Kitty Softpaws
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Kitty Softpaws is one of the main characters in Puss in Boots. Kitty is a beautiful black tuxedo cat. She has a white chest, white paws, and bright blue eyes. She wears brown boots and also carries a long dagger with her on her belt.

Like Puss, Kitty also uses her charm to her advantage. At first, she is on Humpty Dumpty’s side and poses as a friend to Puss to trick him. However, she falls in love with Puss and decides to help him instead.

Fans were excited to see one of the most beloved Shrek characters finally have his love interest. They loved their dynamic and their sword fights too.

Sources:

https://facts.net/shrek-characters/

https://www.entoin.com/entertainment/shrek-characters

https://screenrant.com/shrek-characters-who-deserve-spinoff/

https://siachenstudios.com/list/famous-shrek-characters-of-all-time/

https://screenrant.com/shrek-movie-characters-least-most-friendly/

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