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Fairy Godmother

The Fairy Godmother

The Fairy Godmother is the main antagonist of Shrek 2. She is a celebrity in Far Far Away, and the mother of Prince Charming. She is based on the traditional character of the Fairy Godmother in tales such as Cinderella. However she is unlike the traditional one in that she is interested not in helping others, but herself and her son, as well as improving her public appearance. She is evil twin sister of the Cindarella's fairy godmother.

Shrek 2[1]Edit

When King Harold and Queen Lillian asked her to help their cursed daughter Fiona, the Fairy Godmother told them to lock her away in a dragon-guarded castle to await rescue by her son Prince Charming. Fiona was cursed by a witch to become an ogress every night and return to human form at sunrise (though considering the Fairy Godmother's true nature, it is possible, if not likely, she was the one who cursed Fiona to begin with so she could manipulate the situation).

The Fairy Godmother was first seen when Fiona went to her bedroom balcony and cried, her tears supposedly calling to the Fairy Godmother. Arriving, the Fairy Godmother was blown away to learn that Fiona was married to an ogre named Shrek. To learn more, she picked up her son and they went to confront Fiona's father Harold, who revealed that Shrek had gone to the castle and freed Fiona first. The Fairy Godmother convinced Harold to find a way to get Shrek out of the picture and returned to her "cottage", which is actually a large factory where she manufactures spells and potions.[2]No Orges Added by Ashman1995While she's there she is brewing a love potion, which included "a drop of desire, a pinch of passion and just a hint of lust". She was then visited by Shrek, Donkey, and Puss, Shrek having come to her for help but she spites him by saying ogres don't live happily ever after. When Shrek leaves, she later learns he stole one of her potions, the Happily Ever After potion to be specific, and she realized she could use this to her advantage. She and Charming go to the castle where Charming poses as a transformed Shrek while the Fairy Godmother arranges for the real Shrek (transformed by the potion) to witness a "moment" between Charming and Fiona, making him believe she's fallen for Charming. She uses his grief to seemingly gently convinve him to stop living in a fairytale, and that if he truly loves Fiona he'll let her go. The plan works but is blown when she and Charming are summoned by Harold to the Poisoned Apple tavern. Harold wants to call the whole thing off, suggesting you can't force summon to fall in love, referring to how Fiona isn't warming up to Charming. Undeterred, the Fairy Godmother gives Harold the love potion from earlier, telling him to have Fiona drink some, which will make her fall in love with the first man she kisses, and to make sure it is Charming. Harold tries to defy her but she then blackmails him by reminding him that she helped him with his happily ever after. And that she can take it away just as easily, making Harold give in. Then when Charming calls her his mother they hear someone exclaim "Mother?!" and look outside to see Shrek, Donkey, and Puss, the three of them having heard the whole thing.

Realising the jig is up, the Fairy Godmother captures the trio and has them imprisoned while she and Charming attend a royal ball.

While they're there, the Fairy Godmother notices Fiona isn't going along due to Charming's behavior and she then declares to the crowd of dedicating a song to Fiona and "Prince Shrek" and sings Holding Out for A Hero, causing Fiona and Charming to dance.[3]Holding Out For A Hero Added by Ashman1995The plan almost works when Shrek arrives, leading to a fight over the Fairy Godmother's wand. She orders her son to kiss Fiona since she's already taken the potion but it proves useless as Harold didn't give Fiona the potion after all. Charming manages to recover his mother's wand and throws it to her. Enraged, she turns to Shrek and Fiona, exclaiming, "I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"

She unleashes an energy bolt from her wand but Harold gets in the way, the spell reflecting off his breastplate, and hitting the Fairy Godmother. At first she seems unharmed but then the spell causes her body to burst apart into nothing but bubbles, leaving only her glasses and her wand which dimms out along with her life.

Shrek The Third [4]Edit

Although she does not appear physically in the film, Charming keeps an autographed photo of her and plans to avenge her farewell by killing Shrek. Also, near the climax, it is shown that "King" Charming has a doll model based on her. It contains a secret red button to alert his knights and guards of any danger.

At the end of the film, when Charming is about to be crushed by a stone tower he cries out "Mommy" before the tower lands on top of him.

Shrek Forever After [5]Edit

The Fairy Godmother is mentioned by King Harold and Queen Lilian in the beginning of the film during a flashback; they are going to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to end Fiona's curse since she has been in the Dragon's Keep for many years, despite Harold reminding Lilian that Fairy Godmother insisted only True Love's Kiss would break the curse and his discomfort with the deceitful man. The queen then stated "I don't trust that woman, Harold."

Through archive footage, she appears in the montage of clips from all Shrek films during the end credits.


Shrek 2: The Game [6]Edit

The Fairy Godmother also appears as the main antagonist and final boss in the Shrek 2 game; though her appearance is somewhat different. She has a pink dress instead of blue like the film and she looks far older than in the film as well.

She is faced twice within the game; she fights Red Riding Hood when the player breaks into her cottage and has to fight her on conveyor belts and again at the end of the game. She makes Trolls and Elves do her bidding and players eventually have to fight her in two periods. She fires lightning laser blasts and is protected by a magical bubble. Eventually the players overcome her and she blows up. In the Shrek 2's PC Game, the battle between Shrek and the Fairy Godmother is very simple, Shrek throws food at her and at the point in which she has no life, she blows up.

Shrek Smash and Crash [7]Edit

Fairy Godmother never actually appears in Shrek Smash and Crash but pictures and statues of her can be seen around the track. Also, at the beginning of Tournament mode, Donkey finds the Fairy Godmother's wand in which he uses it to turn various objects in karts. Fairy Godmother appears on the billboard in the Downtown of Far Far Away track. Racers can crash through the billboard to find a secret shortcut. Fairy Godmother's potion factory is also a playable race track and is known as Inside the Potion Factory. In this track, numerous pictures and statues can be seen of Fairy Godmother.

Shrek Forever After: The Video Game[8]Edit

Rumpelstiltskin has change Shrek's world and Shrek is in search for Princess Fiona's Tiara at the Dragon's Keep. Rumpelstiltskin realizes that if Princess Fiona kisses Shrek before his "ogre day" is over, life goes back to normal and Rumpelstiltskin wouldn't be King anymore. So Rumpelstiltskin decides to negoitiate with a greety woman who would do his bindings if she could be "Queen for a Week". The name of the devious woman was...The Fairy Godmother!

The Fairy Godmother would be alive in Rumpelstiltskin new world without Shrek's birth. Do to she never met Shrek, she never died![9]Queen for a Week Added by Ashman1995When Shrek arrives at the "odd" Dragon's Keep, he discovers that Dragon is missing and that someone else is staying at the castle...The Fairy Godmother. She stands before shrek, Donkey and Puss in her usual blue dress, but it's ripped and covered in dirt. It seems that Rumpelstiltskin as King as not been good for her business. She is also found wearing Fiona's Tiara and parsing herself in a mirror. "Ah. Fit for a fairy Queen"- The Fairy Godmother.

Eventually Shrek calls her "Granny" and she doesn't respond well. "That's no way to treat your new Queen is?"- The Fairy Godmother. Soon an epic battle beings with witches, poison apples, potions and fire. Eventually the Fairy Godmother surrenders and gives Shrek back Fiona's Tiara and as she flies away from the castle she screams in anger.

"This doesn't mean anything you know! I'm still the Queen! You hear me, the Queen!"- The Fairy Godmother.

Powers and Abilities[10]Edit

As a magical being, The Fairy Godmother has many powers or abilities. Her method of teleportation is Smoke-Sparkling, which is channeled by her wand, like her other powers. She posses the power of Projection, which she uses to grant the people wishes, or whatever she wants. Also in her final scene in Shrek 2, she demonstrated the power of Electrokinesis, combined with the ability of Spell Casting, when she throws to Shrek and Fiona a blast of electricity, and Harold gets in the firing line, causing to the blast to reverse the Happily Ever After potion or spell. She also posses the power of Telekinesis, which she also channels by her wand, to trap Shrek in Fiona's bedroom. Also, as mentioned before, she posses two basic abilities, Spell Casting, and obviously (because of the many potions that she sell) Potion making.

Role in the Series

The Fairy Godmother is expected to appear in Spyro and Friends meet Shrek 2 as a member of the Villain League, with help from Maleficent, Jafar, Stromboli, the Coachman, Disney's version of the Big Bad Wolf, Hades, and Captain Hook. After her demise, Mirgae decides to instead resurrect Lord Faarquad because he still has some use to her unlike the Fairy Godmother.

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