Conrad Vernon (films, Shrek the Third video game, Shrek Super Slam, Shrek Forever After video game, TV commercials)
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The Gingerbread Man is a gingerbread cookie that was baked by the muffin man.
Sometime later, he got married to a red-head gingerbread woman, but the relationship did not last.
Soon, gumdrop buttons were placed in to him, and he was brought in to the world.
In Shrek, Gingy is being tortured by the evil Lord Farquaad. Farquaad had ordered his evil henchman Thelonious to drown Gingy in milk and rip off his legs so he couldn't escape. Farquaad went on to taunt him by making his legs run around while saying, "Run, run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" and crumbled one of the legs to pieces. When Gingy wouldn't give Farquaad straight answers, he threatened to take off his gumdrop buttons. So the Gingerbread Man started to talk about how the Muffin Man was hiding them (most likely lying). When the Magic Mirror arrived, Gingy was thrown into the trash by Farquaad.
At the end of the movie, Gingy is fine and his leg not crumbled by Lord Farquaad got glued back on with white glaze, while a candy cane made up for the lost one.
He isn't seen again until later on when he sees Shrek, Donkey, and Puss in Boots getting arrested. The group then goes to the prison and helps the trio escape. Afterwards, Shrek and Gingerbread Man go to the Muffin Man's house and make a giant gingerbread man named Mongo. Using Mongo, Shrek breaks into the castle, but Mongo remains in the moat, after he has hot milk poured onto him by the guards. Gingy was grieved and almost got stuck in the moat himself.
The Gingerbread Man also helps Shrek defeat the Fairy Godmother at the end of the film.
In Shrek the Third, Gingy was present to Fiona, where he and Pinocchio gave her a baby carrier.
When Prince Charming and Captain Hook broke in, they demanded to know where Shrek was. Gingy refused to tell, and when confronted by Hook, his life flashed before his own eyes. He was placed in a deserted bakery, but was rescued by Donkey and Puss in Boots.
Gingy was also at the big rescue seen in the end, where he slid down Rapunzel's hair, revealing that it was really a wig.
At the climax, when Shrek and the gang go outside and see Santa riding in his sleigh, Gingy runs back inside screaming.
In Shrek Forever After, when Shrek enters the alternate reality, Gingy is seen fighting animals crackers as a gladiator, using a lollipop as a weapon.
Later, he is seen approaching Shrek, offering information on Rumpelstiltskin. Unfortunately, a fat and lazy Puss eats him before he's able to convey any information to Shrek. However, when Shrek returns to the real world at the end, the real Gingy is still alive and well.
Gingy appeared in Shrek Super Slam as one of the 10 starting characters. His Super Slam is that he spins around while throwing candy.
He also appeared in Shrek Smash and Crash Racing. Gingy is one of the four racers that are unlocked from the start. Gingy's kart is the Cupcake Horse that Donkey created from the picnic food that was in Shrek's swamp with the Fairy God Mother's magic wand. Gingy's personal item is the candy cane.