Leader of the Witches
Baba along with the other witches she is tasked with hunting ogres. At the mid-way point in the story she is seen in a meeting with Rumpel and a selection of other witches, she is asked to hire a bounty hunter to stop Shrek from kissing Fiona. Later she is seen fighting the ogres, eventually she gets knocked off her broom, hitting a wall, which subsequently falls on top of her. She is voiced by director Mike Mitchell.
- She is based on Baba Yaga, a witch character in Slavic folklore who flies around on a giant mortar or broomstick, kidnaps (and presumably eats) small children, and lives in a hut which stands on chicken legs. In most Slavic folk tales she is portrayed as an antagonist; however, some characters in other mythological folk stories have been known to seek her out for her wisdom, and she has been known on occasion to offer guidance to lost souls.
- The word "baba" means hag in Japanese.