The guards are the security of Far Far Away and are charged to maintain order and security in the kingdom.

In Shrek 2, the knight's loyally serve King Harold even after he was returned to his frog form by a shot from the Fairy Godmother that was intend for Shrek. However, in Shrek the Third, when the latter dies, the guards immediately serve their new king, Prince Charming after he had taken over the kingdom with the army of villains that was on his side during the invasion of the kingdom of Far Far Away.


Shrek 2

When Shrek appears as a human and goes to the castle, he is greeted by two guards who try to notify Fiona of his arrival. Later after Fairy Godmother alerted the kingdom of the newly changed duo and framed them as thieves, a group of guards pursue Shrek, Donkey and Puss, arresting them and chaining them in the cell of a tower of the show K.N.I.G.H.T.S. When they had manage to escape from the tower, Shrek decides to build a giant gingerbread man to break into the castle and stop Prince Charming from kissing Fiona at the dance. The guards attempt to use catapults to destroy Mongo to no avail! However, they manage to break his arms by pouring hot milk without foam over him. To assist saving Fiona, Puss had stayed back to hold off the guards so that Shrek and Donkey continue the rescue. The guards are first bewitched by Puss's face before the he pounces on them and engages in a sword fight. Two guards stand are seen at Fiona's wedding ball, though neither of them are seen interfering in the fight that breaks out.

Shrek the Third

In the third film, the guards still wear their gray armor but this time have a blue cloth plastron with the symbol of King Harold. When he dies, the guards are seen lowering a flag in the courtyard of the castle. When Charming organized a coup-d'état at the castle, the guards were at his service, only loyal to the crown. Their plastron then change to symbolize the "C" of Charming.

They are still seen about to arrest Shrek, Puss, Donkey who have returned to Far Far Away with Artie. The young boy convinces them that he is an actor in the future Charming's show and spare them. They are however called by the prince who is attacked by Shrek and his friends.

They take Shrek to a show compartment where he is chained while Puss and Donkey are taken to prison with Fiona, the queen and the princesses. When these characters escape, the guards are easily neutralized by them. They are seen for the last time surrounding the Dragon during Charming's show.

Armament and equipment

A guard is equipped with a full suit of armor to protect their entire body. Guards carry different weapons including swords, halberds, and crossbows. When the guards arrest Shrek in Shrek 2, they use a pepper mill to grind pepper into his eyes (a parody of police officers using pepper spray).