Witches are a race of characters in the Shrek universe. They use brooms to fly, wear pointy hats, and are recognized by their evil cackle. Their appearance and weakness to water is based on the Wicked Witch of the West from the Oz fairy tales.



Witches are seen among the many fairy tale creatures Lord Farquaad's soldiers are rounding up. One of the soldiers breaks a witch's broom in half. They are seen again at Shrek's swamp among the others that were banished there.

Shrek 2


Witches aiding Prince Charming in his take over of Far Far Away

Witches appear in Shrek 2 as regulars of the Poison Apple.

Shrek the Third

The same witches in Shrek 2 return in Shrek the Third. They are among the villains who join Prince Charming in his take over of Far Far Away. However, they turn good at the end of the film.


Rumpelstiltskin's witches

Shrek Forever After

A number of witches work for Rumpelstiltskin in his alternate universe. They are his army and his companions in his evil plans. After Shrek restores the world back to normal, all the witches reform and become good.

List of Witches


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