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Fairy Godmother
The Fairy Godmother



Wish granter


Far Far Away
Her Cottage




Prince Charming (son, deceased)
Rapunzel (daughter-in-Law)
Princess Fiona (godchild)
Charming's Father (husband, most likely deceased)




Jennifer Saunders

"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after!"

The Fairy Godmother is the main antagonist of Shrek 2. She is Prince Charming's mother, King Harold's former boss, and Fiona's Godmother. She also owns her own potion factory business.


During time of Shrek 1 (Shrek 4 flashback)Edit

The Fairy Godmother is mentioned by King Harold and Queen Lilian; while they going to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to end Fiona's curse (since she had 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."

Shrek 2Edit

In Shrek 2 she appears as the main antagonist. When King Harold and Queen Lillian ask her to help their cursed daughter Princess Fiona, the Fairy Godmother tells them to lock her away in a dragon-guarded castle to await rescue by her son Prince Charming. Fiona is cursed by a witch, causing her to turn into an ogress at sunset and return to human form at sunrise (though considering the Fairy Godmother's true nature, it is possible that she is the one who cursed Fiona to begin with so that she could manipulate the situation as a part of her plan.).

Fairy Godmother 2

The Fairy Godmother checking a book to prove to Shrek that ogres don't live happily ever after

The Fairy Godmother is first seen when Fiona goes to her bedroom balcony and cries, her tears supposedly calling to the Fairy Godmother. Arriving, the Fairy Godmother is surprised to learn that Fiona is married to an ogre named Shrek. To learn more, she picks up her son and goes to confront Fiona's father Harold, who reveals that Shrek had gone to the castle and freed Fiona first. The Fairy Godmother convinces Harold to find a way to get Shrek out of the picture before returning to her "cottage", which is actually a large factory where she manufactures spells and potions.

While 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 is then visited by Shrek, Donkey, and Puss, who come to her for help. However, she spites him by saying that 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 realizes that 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 convince him to stop living in a fairytale, and that if he truly loves Fiona he'll let her go. The plan works at first but is ultimately blown when she and Charming are summoned by Harold to the Poisoned Apple tavern.

When Charming complains that Fiona isn't warming up to him, Harold wants to call the whole thing off, declaring that you can't force someone to fall in love. Undeterred, the Fairy Godmother gives Harold the love potion from earlier. She tells him to have Fiona drink some, which will make her fall in love with the first man she kisses. She also tells him to make sure that Charming is the one to kiss her. 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.

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

Holding Out For A Hero

The Fairy Godmother singing "Holding Out For a Hero"

While they're there, the Fairy Godmother notices Fiona is put off due to Charming's behavior. 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.

The plan almost works until 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. Once he does, Fairy Godmother is shocked to see Fiona headbutting Charming as a response. It turns out that 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 presumably to kill Shrek, but Harold jumps in at the last moment. The spell reflects off his breastplate and hits the Fairy Godmother. She is seemingly unharmed for a few seconds and attempts try to shoot shrek again, but then her body suddenly bursts into bubbles and sparkles. There's nothing left of her but her broken glasses and her dim wand.

Shrek the ThirdEdit

Fairy Godmother Shrek the third

Although she does not appear physically in the film, Charming keeps an autographed photo of her and plans to avenge her death by killing Shrek. It's also 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.

"Our happily ever after is almost complete Mommy." - Prince Charming

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

Shrek Forever AfterEdit

Along with many other characters of the franchise, Fairy Godmother makes a cameo appearance in the end credits scene of the film.

Thriller NightEdit


Fairy Godmother in Thriller Night

Fairy Godmother appears as a zombie besides other deceased villains of the series, such as son Prince Charming, Lord Farquaad and Rumpelstiltskin. Except for the growl she makes when emerging from the ground, she doesn't have any lines in the short film. Here, Fairy Godmother wears a pink dress instead of the usual blue dress. She is voiced by Pinky Turzo.

Video Game AppearancesEdit

Shrek 2: The GameEdit


The Fairy Godmother, as she appears in Shrek 2: The Game

The Fairy Godmother appears as the main antagonist and final boss in the game, though her appearance is somewhat different. She has a pink dress (instead of blue like the film) and 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 CrashEdit

The Fairy Godmother never actually appears in the game, 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 GameEdit

Rumpelstiltskin has changed Shrek's world and the ogre 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 negotiate with a greedy woman who would do his bindings if she could be "queen for a week". The devious woman was the Fairy Godmother.

The Fairy Godmother would be alive in Rumpelstiltskin's new world without Shrek's birth, and because she never met Shrek, she never, ever died.


The Fairy Godmother, as she appears in Shrek Forever After: The Video Game

When 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 as king, Rumpelstiltskin hasn't been good for her business. The Fairy Godmother is also found wearing Fiona's tiara and parsing herself in a mirror (saying, "Ah! Fit for a fairy queen!").

Eventually, Shrek calls her "Granny" and she doesn't respond well, saying that that's no way to treat their "new queen". Soon, an epic battle begins 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 and says, "This doesn't mean anything, you know! I'm still the queen! You hear me?! THE QUEEN!".

Personality & TraitsEdit

The Fairy Godmother isn't like her classic benevolent counterpart who uses her magic for the right reasons. Instead, she is a conniving businesswoman who is only out to use others to benefit herself and her son Prince Charming. The Fairy Godmother isn't above blackmail; not only did she threaten Harold by taking away his happily ever after, but she proudly admits she that forces others to fall in love all the time. The Fairy Godmother is also very close to some of her previous clients (like King Harold) who she uses to her own advantage many times during the film.

She has no qualms about using her magic to get what she wants, and is spiteful to those who interfere with her plans or business. The Fairy Godmother is no fool; she uses any and every underhanded trick, some that make her appear more benevolent and kinder than she really is. She pretends to be gentle and kindly when the moment calls for it (her first appearance to Fiona, for example), but if there is any interference with her plans she shows her true colors. She is ruthless, vengeful, evil, cruel, selfish and will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in her way.

The only one the Fairy Godmother loves truly is her son, whom she dotes on, and wants to make king by marrying him to Fiona.


  • Electrokinesis: 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, and Animation to give inanimate objects a life of their own. Also, as mentioned before, she posses two basic abilities, Spell Casting, and obviously (because of the many potions that she sell) Potion making.
  • Telekinesis: The Fairy Godmother has the ability to to move all the objects around her.
  • Animation: She can make objects talk, move, and live. She can create animation objects by using magic.
  • Flight: She can levitate and hover.
  • Cloth Manipulation: She can manipulate her clothes, mean that she can shapeshif ther clothes and any design, shape, and form.


  • The Fairy Godmother is the first female villain introduced in the series, the second being Rapunzel, the third being Fifi, and the forth being Jill.
  • She is one of only two villains from the Shrek franchise to have been confirmed dead, the other being Lord Farquaad.
  • There is the picture of Cinderella in her factory. Many fans think that she is Cinderella's fairy godmother. there has also been theory going around that she is evil twin of Cinderella's godmother.
  • The portraits of the Fairy Godmother in her factory, as well as Charming's portrait of her, show her with brown eyes. However, the Fairy Godmother in the flesh has ice blue eyes.
  • It is unclear as to what arrangement she had made with King Harold in order to curse Fiona, but it is likely to be the same threat she made to him in Shrek 2.
  • The stare down between her and Shrek is reminiscent of the Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant stand off.
  • Not including Lord Farquaad, Fairy Godmother is the only villain in the series who did not appear in a previous film before the film in which they were the main antagonist.
  • She seems to eat when she is stressed, since she requested food several times in the film when she was stressed. This has caused her to start a diet.
    • She enjoys anything that is deep fried or covered in chocolate


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