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Shrek (Dreawworks movie ogre)

Shrek

(CGI ogre)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Shrek was a 2001 DreamWorks computer animation movie, intended for both children and adults. It was quite successful, and spawned various sequels and spin-offs (though this writeup was done before said sequels were released).

The movie is a soft parody of fairy tales in a fantasy setting (with dragons and wizards), with the titular protagonist being an odd-looking, unexpectedly benign ogre.


Background

  • Real Name: Shrek.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Swamp.
  • Height: 6’7” Weight: 208lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Bald (Green) Skin: Green


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Powers and Abilities

Shrek is an ogre. A big, strong, stinking ogre.

He knows how to scare the hell out of peasants and angry mobs, and even most typical knights. He knows how to fight dirty, how to handle danger and basically survive… oh, and to make candles with his ear-wax.


Video

The movie’s trailer in HD. It’s fun.


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History

Shrek was a quite happy ogre in his lonely swamp. The occasional angry mob visit was handled quickly, cleanly and with a smelly smile on his green lips.

That lasted until a legion of fairy tale people, from the three blind mice to the seven dwarves, was exiled by wannabe king Lord Farquaad. The refugees ended up on Shrek’s quiet retreat. Shrek went to talk to Farquaad and was promised the fairy people would leave and he would be left alone again…

… if he rescued Princess Fiona from a dragon-guarded castle.

With the help of a chatterbox talking donkey and the princess herself, Shrek did the job and earned more than loneliness : friends, love… and some fans at the village.


Description

Shrek is a big green ogre, with a couple of antennae-like ears on the top of his head. He wears casual peasant-like clothes, with a white shirt, a leather over-vest and brown trousers, belt and shoes.

Shrek is voiced by Mike Myers.


Personality

Complex (“ogres are like onions”). He like to scare intruders, but that’s his “job”. He’s hard, gruff and reclusive mostly because people tends to judge him just for his looks. He has a noble heart. Even when fighting, he takes it like a game.

Shrek flying on a purple dragon

When Shriek befriends somebody he can be quite a comrade, joking and spoofing.

When action arises, Shrek moves and acts with an experience and confidence that tells he’s not a newcomer in the business.


Quotes

Princess Fiona: “What kind of knight are you ?”
Shrek: “One of a kind.”

“I have to save my ass.”

“Ogres are like onions.”


DC Universe History

Shrek, ironically, would be welcomed in a superhero setting: his would be the perfect eyes to pun on the superboyscout business. Specially would love to see him team-up Metropolis’ SCU’s Turpin.

If used as a hero in a typical superhero campaign, his attributes and skills should be raised 1-3 APs and HPs to 75 to average his performance and better show he is quite good in the action/rescuing business.


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Shrek

Dex: 04 Str: 05 Bod: 05 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 05 Wil: 06 Min: 06 Occupation: Ogre/Loner
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 015 HP: 050

Powers:
Directional Hearing: 02, Growth: 01, Jumping: 01, Knockout Gas: 02, Wax Production: 00

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always on and already factored in.
  • Wax Production has a Catastrophic Power Burnout.

Skills:
Acrobatics (Climbing): 05, Charisma (Intimidation, Persuasion): 05, Martial Artist: 05, Occultist (Occult Knowledge): 02, Thief (Stealth): 06

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Swamp), Headquarters (Confined), Iron Nerves, Expertise (Survival (Swamp)), Familiarity (Fairytale Folk), Stabilization.

Connections:
Fairytale community (Low).

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance, Public Identity.

By KalEl el Vigilant.

Source of Character: Dreamwork’s Shrek movie.

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