Property of Taylor jago 16.06
This version of Shrek is quite ressemblant to the original, until halfway, where the story takes a much different turn. In this version, Shrek is slightly more superior to Farquaad, Donkey is more intelligent, Fiona is slightly more cruel towards Shrek, and Farquaad is slightly more evil. The story is extended, and is slightly cross-overed with 28 Days Later
'The story starts as Shrek is attacked by villagers, but quickly scares them off'. The next day, as he puts "Keep Out" signs, a talking donkey, chased by Lord Farquaad's goons, always falls off a precipice, to be caught by Shrek. Shrek threatens to kill the goons if they go on his land again, making them run away.
'Shrek later discovers that Farquaad has exiled thousands of various fairytale characters into his swamp. Shrek announces them that he will go to see Farquaad to move them out of his swamp and back to where they came from. Meanwhile, Farquaad asks The Mirror if his kingdom is the fairest of them all, but is told that he is not actually a king. The Mirror tells Farquaad that he can only become a real king by marrying a princess, which Farquaad chooses Fiona, who is locked in a tower guarded by lava and a fire-breathing dragon. The Mirror tells him that he shouldn't mention "the little thing that happens at night", which is later revealed to be a curse. Shrek and Donkey arrive at Farquaad's palace in Duloc, where they find themselves in the middle of a tournament. The winner will have the "privilege" of attempting to rescue Fiona so that Farquaad may marry her.' Shrek, with some help from Donkey, easily defeats the other knights, who intend to kill him, and threatens Farquaad, who agrees to move out the fairytale creatures of Shrek's swamp if he rescues Fiona.
'Shrek and Donkey travel to the castle and split up to find Fiona. Donkey encounters the dragon and sweet-talks the beast to save himself before discovering that the dragon is female. Dragon takes a liking to Donkey and carries him to her chambers. When Shrek finds Fiona, she is appalled at his lack of romanticism. As they are leaving, Shrek manages to save Donkey, caught in Dragon's tender clutches, and causing her to become irate, chasing Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey out of the castle. At first, Fiona is thrilled to be rescued but quickly becomes angered when Shrek takes his helmet off and she realizes that he is an ogre.' When the three make their return journey to Farquaad's palace, Fiona urges Shrek and Donkey to camp out for the night, threatning to go back to the keep if they don't, and sleeps in a cave. 'Shrek and Donkey, meanwhile, stay awake and watch the stars while Shrek tells stories about great ogres and informs Donkey that he plans to build a 10-foot wall around his swamp when he returns. When Donkey persistently asks Shrek why he is doing this, Shrek sadly confesses to him that everyone judges him before they know him; therefore, he feels he is better off alone, despite Donkey's admittance that he did not immediately judge him when they first met.'
'The next day, Shrek and Fiona find they have more in common with each other along the way, and fall in love. Later, the trio is almost to Duloc, and that night Fiona takes shelter in a nearby abandoned windmill. Donkey finds that Fiona has turned into an ogress. Fiona explains she was cursed as a child and turns into an ogress every night, which is why she was locked away in the castle, and that only a kiss from her true love will return her to her "love's true form". Shrek, about to confess his feelings for Fiona, attempts give her a sunflower, overhears part of their conversation, and is heartbroken as he misinterprets her disgust at her transformation into an "ugly beast" as being disgusted with him'. Donkey leaves Fiona, angered that she is ignoring his attempts to help her realise Shrek's love for her. The following morning, an upset Shrek almost loses his temper with Fiona, but Farquaad, whom he'd contacted during the night, arrives to claim Fiona. The couple return to Duloc, while at the swamp, Shrek confronts Donkey about the conversation the previous night, where Donkey tells Shrek about Fiona's curse.
Shrek interrupts the wedding before Farquaad can kiss Fiona, and tells Fiona that Farquaad is not her true love, only marrying her to become king. Fiona ignores him, and when Shrek insists, she cruelly tells him that he is «nothing but a cold-hearted, miserable, disgusting ogre», causing Shrek to leave believing that she doesn't care about him, but still interrupts the wedding in invisibility. The sun sets, which causes Fiona to turn into an ogress in front of everyone in the church. Farquaad, disgusted over the change, orders Shrek executed when he is found and Fiona imprisoned. Shrek passively surrenders and is taken to Farquaad, while Fiona is taken to her tower.
<In his cell, Shrek befriends a prisoner named Ragdy, with whom he shares his cell. Later, the guards take them to be executed. As they quarrel after killing Ragby, Shrek kills them and escapes.> Shrek then prepares to return to his swamp, but Donkey tells him Fiona is about to be executed by beheading in front of Duloc near the keep. Though Shrek initially refuses to go back, Donkey assures him that Fiona truly cares about him.
Shrek, Donkey and the Dragon arrive at the scaffold and before the executionner can kill Fiona, Shrek lands on the scaffold and kills him by raming him in a wall. The guards attack Shrek, but Shrek kills them, then prepares to attack Farquaad, who, in an act of madness, runs off the cliff and almost falls into the lava.
Farquaad begs for mercy, but Shrek refuses and cut the rope holding him up. Farquaad falls into the lava, resulting in a large explosion. Shrek then unbounds Fiona, who apologizes for what she said at the wedding. Shrek forgives her and admits that he loves her. They share a kiss, and Fiona's curse is broken, but is surprised to see that she still an ogre, where she'd excepted to be her human self. Shrek tells her that she is still beautiful, and they marry at Shrek's swamp.
- <...> 28 Days Later crossover
- '...' Scene identical to the original movies
- In the original, Ragdy never appears, Shrek and Fiona are never due to be executed and Farquaad is eaten by the Dragon.
- In the original, Shrek didn't save Donkey from falling in a precipice.
- In the original, Fiona didn't tell Shrek that he was "nothing but a cold-hearted, miserable, disgusting ogre".
- In the original, Donkey didn't tell Shrek about the curse.