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Big Bad Wolf, or just Wolfie, is a major character in Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After.


Appearances

The Big Bad Wolf is always seen wearing the clothes of Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother. Unlike his typical portrayal in fairytales, the Wolf is harmless and mild-mannered, and is on good terms with the Three Little Pigs.

Shrek

The Big Bad Wolf first appears among the many fairytale creatures exiled to Shrek's swamp by Lord Farquaad. Shrek discovers him lying in his bed and throws him out of his house. He is seen attending Shrek and Fiona's wedding and dances with a Duloc Guard. In Shrek's Karaoke Dance Party he sings Who Let The Dogs Out along with The Three Little Pigs.

Shrek 2

The Big Bad Wolf is found living in Fiona's tower by Prince Charming, who mistakes him for the princess. Wolfie corrects him and tells him that Fiona has already been rescued as is on her honeymoon, much to Charming's shock. While Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey stay in Far Far Away, Wolfie and other fairytale creatures watch over the swamp. They happen to see a broadcast of Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots getting arrested by guards while watching TV. The group go to the prison and help the trio escape. The Big Bad Wolf also helps Shrek defeat Fairy Godmother by blowing fierce, ferocious gust of wind at her, causing her to drop her wand. He is seen playing the guitar during the song Livin' la Vida Loca.

Shrek the Third

The Big Bad Wolf was at Fiona's baby shower and gave her a present. When Prince Charming and Captain Hook broke in, they demanded to know where Shrek was. Gingy refused to tell, and when confronted by Hook, his life flashed before his own eyes. Then Hook asked it to Pinocchio since he can't lie without his nose growing but he was twisting the truth and Bricks couldn't take it longer and told where Shrek was, with Wolfie only saying "Oh, Boy". The Big Bad Wolf was also at the big rescue scene in the end, where they fought the fairy tale villains and defeated Charming.

Shrek the Halls

The Wolf joins Christmas at Shrek's swamp. He is enjoying the festivities and is seen kicking Pinocchio at the end.

Shrek Forever After

When Shrek enters the alternate reality, Wolfie was Rumplestiltskin's Wig handler and he was wearing a maid outfit. He also had a brief appearance at the birthday party of the Ogre triplets, blowing up balloons but accidentally popping them when blowing too hard.

Deleted scenes show that originally, however, Big Bad Wolf would have joined several of the other fairytale creatures (Gingy, the Three Blind Mice, the Three Little Pigs, and Pinocchio) to ambush Shrek. After Pinocchio ties Shrek up with his puppet strings, Wolfie would have assisted by using his powerful breath to huff, puff, and blow the immobilized green hero into a drop in the floor, from where Pinocchio would kick the ogre down, landing him in a cart to be delivered to Rumpelstiltskin alongside Donkey and Puss. Director Mike Mitchell explained that this sequence was cut due to there already being too much story to tell within this act of the film and the fact that staff felt it was too dark to show Big Bad Wolf and the others being so mean to Shrek.

Scared Shrekless

Wolfie joins Shrek as he and the others travel to Duloc to tell scary stories. He doesn't stay for long and leaves both out of boredom and to look after the pigs, as the pigs were "his ride".

The Pig Who Cried Werewolf

It is revealed that the Big Bad Wolf under the light of the full moon turns into a Lady named Chef.

Swamp Talk

The Wolf was referenced several times in the series, having the most mentions compared to the other fairytale characters. His most prominent mention however was "Big Bad Wolf Retires?", where he was spotted going to a retirement home to get a new granny dress. This had been taking the wrong way, as the wolf had been planning another attack on a granddaughter.

Video Game Appearances

Shrek: Reekin' Havoc

Wolf appears as one of the bosses.

Shrek 2 (video game)

Big Bad Wolf is the best playable character in Shrek 2. He is playable in Prison Break, The Mines and Cookie, Cookie. His fighting style involves a mix of claw swipes and bites, and his special ability allows him to knock away enemies, activate machinery and blow out fires with a powerful gust of air.

In Prison Break, he helps Gingy, Lil' Red and Fairy break Shrek, Donkey and Puss out of prison. His Hero Time involves him climbing the "Staircase of Doom" to retrieve the keys to the three's cell.

In The Mines, he directs the party through the mines as part of a shortcut to make it back to Far Far Away, having been a "Big Bad Sherpa" during his "puppyhood". During the opening cutscene, he attempts to bite open a lock, but fails because it is cursed and is pushed aside by Shrek and Donkey.

In Cookie, Cookie, he helps protect Mongo by fighting off the knights and uses his breath to put out the fires around Far Far Away.

Shrek Super Slam

Big Bad Wolf is a unlockable playable character. Much like in the Shrek 2 video game, Big Bag Wolf fights with a series of claw swipes and blowing "huff n' puff" winds at his opponents. His Super Slam is a much stronger "huff n' puff" wind that hits multiple opponents at once. In game, he is referred to as "Huff N' Puff Wolf" when selected and wears a red night gown instead of the faded pink one from the films.

Shrek Smash and Crash Racing

He appears as the mount of Red Riding Hood.

Abilities

Big Bad Wolf, like in the Three Little Pigs fairy tale, is capable of blowing strong winds, an ability which he used against the Fairy Godmother in the second film and would have used in Shrek Forever After, as shown in a deleted scene. At least within the altered reality created from Shrek's contract with Rumpelstiltskin, it is shown that the force of the Wolfie's breath is powerful enough to push back even a defiant Shrek.

In The Pig Who Cried Werewolf, he is shown to transform into a different form under the full moon which is an unnerving woman named Chef. He is aware of this transformation and warns the Three Little Pigs to avoid him during the full moon.

Trivia

  • The magazine he's reading in the Fiona's bed is called "Pork Illustrated". This is a parody of real life magazine Sports Illustrated, well known for their swimsuit cover models.
  • Much like in the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood , Big Bad Wolf is disguised as her grandmother hoping to fool Little Red Riding Hood and eat her. He keeps granny's night gown on for most of his appearances in Shrek media.
    • Wolfie's wearing of traditional women's clothing has led to some confusion over his gender (something Fairy Godmother even acknowledges this in calling him a "gender-confused wolf" in Shrek 2).

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