Rumpelstiltskin from Shrek Forever After'
Travelling magical salesman
Rumplestiltskin (also known as Rumple or Mr. Stiltskin for short) is a short man who makes magical deals (complete with contracts). He has a giant pet goose named Fifi.
Based on the eponymous fairytale character, he is the main antagonist in Shrek Forever After.
Appearance and personalityEdit
Rumplestiltskin is short, greedy, and selfish. In Shrek the Third, Rumplestiltskin appears with facial hair and yellow clothing. In Shrek Forever After, his face is larger, he has no facial hair and he wears different clothing. Prince Charming calls him "Flumpypigskin", but he still helps Charming. Rumplestiltskin may look human, but he is in fact a dwarf.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
He has no magical powers, but he does have a variety of magic contract that he calls "Magical Transactions" (as shown in Shrek Forever After) These contracts seem to be able to warp reality based on the details written within that had been agreed upon by Rumplestiltskin and his recipients, to the point where they can actually create an alternate reality, as Rumplestiltskin demonstrated by tricking Shrek into signing a deal that allowed him to null away the day the ogre was born (subsequently allowing Rumpeletiltskin to gain kingship over the Kingdom of Far Far Away).
However, these contracts are not perfect, since Donkey (in his alternate reality self) claimed that all of Rumplestiltskin's contracts have an "exit clause" that can render the contract void if the recipient succeeds in fulfilling the clause. Details of the "exit clause" can only be found on the contract once it has been rearraged via oragami.
King Harold and Queen Lillian are going to sign their kingdom over to Rumplestiltskin to break Fiona's curse, but the deal is cancelled when they learn that Shrek has rescued Fiona from the tower, and he wishes Shrek was never born.
Shrek the ThirdEdit
Rumplestiltskin was one of the many villain recruits assisting Prince Charming to invade Far Far Away, Charming mispronounces his name as "Frumpy pig-skin" and Rumplestiltskin corrects him. He gives up the mantle of being a villain after Artie convinced the villains (except Charming) to stop.
Shrek Forever AfterEdit
A diffrent Rumplestiltskin made his debut in Shrek Forever After, as years went by, a disgruntled Rumplestiltskin wished that Shrek was never born and he sought revenge.After the events of the third film, Rumplestiltskin stumbles upon Shrek. Shrek is depressed lately and wants one day of being a "real ogre" again. So Rumplestiltskin offers Shrek one day of being an ogre in exchange for one day of his childhood. So Shrek signed the contract without knowing that he just signed the day he was born away, and soon finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where Donkey is all wet, has never met Shrek, and is scared of him, Puss is fat and lazy (quite similar to Garfield) and is now Fiona's pet and wearing a pink bow on his neck, and Fiona is a hunter ogre who is the leader of other hunted ogres and has never met Shrek and hates him. And Rumplestiltskin is now king of Far Far Away, with many witches to do his dirty work and the Pied Piper.
Rumplestiltskin goes out to fight the ogres led by Fiona and sends the Pied Piper to make them dance, capturing all but Shrek and Fiona, who are rescued by Donkey and Puss (both of whom now trust Shrek).Rumpelstiltskin offers any deal (the deal of a lifetime) to whoever turns Shrek in. Once Shrek hears of this, he turns himself in to get this deal, and in return, Shrek has Rumplestiltskin free all the ogres, even though he keeps Fiona (as she is a princess by day, and therefore not completely an ogre) and tries to feed them to Dragon (whom has never met Shrek and is now a villain like in the original film), but Donkey, Puss, and the ogres fight Rumplestiltskin and his witches. They eventually defeat Rumplestiltskin as the dwarf tries to escape on his pet goose Fifi, but by this time, the 24 hours are up and Shrek is starting to disappear. Fiona, who now loves Shrek, kisses him before he vanishes completely. Thus, Rumpelstiltskin's world falls apart, and everything is restored to normal. Rumplestiltskin is last seen being held prisoner at the party and Fiona kills Fifi by making him explode by singing a high note (similar to the blue bird scene in the first Shrek film). Rumpelstiltskin is also being tormented by the Pied Piper.
In Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular, it is shown that Rumplestiltskin is still imprisoned at the swamp, and most likely will remain there. In the virtual fireplace video Shrek's Yule Log, he tries to put out the fireplace twice, but is stopped by Shrek both times. In the actual video Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular, Rumpelstiltskin is shown reimprisoned inside his cage, apparently having tried to run away once before, and gets coal in his stocking for Christmas.
On the DVD release of Scared Shrekless, it features a Shrek version of Michael Jackson's Thriller. This music video is performed by the whole cast of all four movies, including deceased classic villains Lord Farquaad, Fairy Godmother and presumed Prince Charming.
- Rumpelstiltskin is often called "Rumple" or "Mr. Stiltskin," implying that his name is actually "Rumple Stiltskin."
- Right before Shrek Forever After came out, Paul McCartney, David Morrissey, and Tom Cruise were all rumored to voice Rumplestiltskin many times.
- Rumplestiltskin is the only main villain known to have been left alive by the end of a Shrek movie.
- He is the only villain to have a known pet.
- He could be considered an amalgamation of all the main villains of the previous films, being short and ruling an empire with an iron fist (in an alternate universe) like Farquaad; has magical powers and had a business that helped characters alter their fate like the Fairy Godmother and, like Prince Charming, had his life ruined by Shrek through the rescue of Princess Fiona.
- He is arguably the most evil antagonist in a Shrek film.
- In Thriller Night, Rumple is shown as a dead zombie emerging from a grave with his angry wig on. This is contrary to his fate in the fourth Shrek film but the events turned out to be a nightmare of Shrek who'd dozed off for a few minutes, meaning Rumple is probably still alive and imprisoned
- In the opening scenes, the Queen mentions that Rumplestiltskin came highly recomended by King Midas (the king with the "Golden Touch"). This is in reference to the orignal story of Rumpelstiltskin where he could turn straw into gold.