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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.



Witches are first seen among the 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 banished there.

Shrek 2

The witches appeared in Shrek 2 as customers at the Poison Apple.

Shrek the Third


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

The same witches of Shrek 2 return as companions of Prince Charming to take over Far Far Away. However, they turn good at the end of the film.

Shrek Forever After


Rumpelstiltskin's witches

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

List of Witches


  • Witches seem to range from light to green skin.
  • Baba and Griselda are the only known named witches.
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