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|name = King Harold
 
|name = King Harold
|image = Char 38681.jpg
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|image = 0995A088-849F-431B-A118-646A6440A33D.png
 
|films = ''[[Shrek 2]]''<br>''[[Shrek the Third]]''<br>''[[Shrek Forever After]]''
 
|films = ''[[Shrek 2]]''<br>''[[Shrek the Third]]''<br>''[[Shrek Forever After]]''
 
|shows =
 
|shows =
 
|games = ''Shrek 2''<br>''Shrek the Third''
 
|games = ''Shrek 2''<br>''Shrek the Third''
|animator = Kenny Cheung
 
 
|voice = John Cleese
 
|voice = John Cleese
|model = Tom Cheung
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|alias = The Frog King<br>King<br>Harold<br> Dad/Daddy
|designer = Raman Hui
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|quote = "I don't think [[Lillian|you]] realize that [[Fiona|our daughter]] has married [[Shrek|a monster]]!"<br>"No, no, [[Donkey|he]]'s right. I'm sorry. I only wanted what was best for [[Fiona|my daughter]]."<br>"This Kingdom needs a new king."}}'''King Harold''' is an anti-hero, turned supporting protagonist in the [[Shrek (series)|''Shrek'' franchise]]. He was [[Fiona]]'s father, [[Lillian]]'s husband, [[Shrek]]'s father-in-law, one of the [[Fairy Godmother]]'s former henchmen, [[Puss in Boots]]' former boss, and the former king of [[Far Far Away]].
|inspiration = <!-- Only list inspirations that are confirmed by the people inolved with making this movie -->
 
|awards = King upon marriage to Lillian
 
|alias = The Frog King<br>King<br>Harold
 
Dad<br>Daddy
 
|personality = '''Previously:''' Sarcastic, prejudiced, unacceptable, melodramatic, worrisome, judgmental, hypocritical, strict, power-hungry, over-protective, foolish, stubborn<br>'''Later:''' Fatherly, kind, caring, charismatic, accepting, well-intentioned, timid, loving, wise, rational
 
|appearance = '''Human:''' Slender, moderate adult height and weight, blue king wear, wizened balding grey hair, roundish face<br>'''Frog:''' Small, slender, large eyed frog with grey hair facial features, golden crown upon cranium
 
|birthday = 14 January 1936, died 18 May 2007
 
|age = 71
 
|occupation = King (formerly)
 
|alignment = Neutral, later Good
 
|enemies = [[Shrek]] (formerly), [[The Fairy Godmother]], [[Prince Charming]], [[Rumpelstiltskin]], [[Fifi]]
 
|fate = He dances with her daughter as a frog (2nd film)<br>Dies of sickness (3rd film)
 
|quote = "I don't think [[Lillian|you]] realize that [[Fiona|our daughter]] has married [[Shrek|a monster]]!"<br>"No, no, [[Donkey|he]]'s right. I'm sorry. I only wanted what was best for [[Fiona|my daughter]]."<br>"This Kingdom needs a new king."
 
|family = [[Queen Lillian]] (wife)<br>[[Princess Fiona]] (daughter)<br>[[Shrek]] (son-in-law)<br>[[King Arthur]] (nephew)<br>[[Farkle, Fergus and Felicia]] (grandchildren)
 
|home = Far Far Away
 
|dislikes = Shrek (formerly), ogres (formerly), being tricked, having his daughter's free will breeched
 
|actor = John Cleese
 
|goal = To have Fiona marry Charming (formally)<br>To have what is best for Fiona
 
|likes = His daughter, his wife, being king, Shrek
 
|friends = [[Donkey]], [[Puss in Boots]], [[Gingerbread Man]], [[Pinocchio]], [[Three Little Pigs]], [[Big Bad Wolf]], [[Three Blind Mice]], [[Dragon]], [[Dronkeys]], [[The Fairy Godmother]] (formerly), [[Prince Charming]] (formerly)}}
 
'''King Harold''' is an anti-hero, turned supporting protagonist in the [[Shrek (series)|''Shrek'' franchise]]. He was [[Fiona]]'s father, [[Lillian]]'s husband, [[Shrek]]'s father-in-law, one of the [[Fairy Godmother]]'s former henchmen, [[Puss in Boots]]' former boss, and the former king of [[Far Far Away]].
 
   
 
==''[[Shrek 2]]''==
 
==''[[Shrek 2]]''==
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==''[[Shrek the Third]]''==
 
==''[[Shrek the Third]]''==
Harold makes a very brief appearance in ''Shrek the Third'' as a frog king where he sadly dies of a sickness (it is stated in other materials, such as [[The Legend of Shrek]], a storybook, that the transition between human to frog mixed up his age and accelerated the aging process). He tells Shrek on his deathbed that he and Fiona are next in line for the throne of Far Far Away, and Shrek refuses as he cannot imagine an ogre as king. The king dies after telling Shrek about Fiona's cousin Arthur.
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Harold makes a very brief appearance in ''Shrek the Third'' as a frog king where he sadly dies of a sickness (it is stated in other materials, such as [[The Legend of Shrek]], a storybook, that the transition between human to frog mixed up his age and accelerated the aging process). On his deathbed, Harold admits his past mistakes and admits how proud he is to have Shrek as a son. He then tells Shrek that he and Fiona are next in line for the throne of Far Far Away, and Shrek refuses as he cannot imagine an ogre as king (and because he doesn’t want to abandon his swamp). The king peacefully dies after telling Shrek about Fiona's cousin Arthur.
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==''[[Shrek Forever After]]''==
 
==''[[Shrek Forever After]]''==
In ''Shrek Forever After'', he appears very briefly in a couple of flashbacks; the first one shows him and Lillian about to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but they break it off at the last moment. In the alternate reality of the second flashback, Harold and Lillian literally disappear after signing over the kingdom to Rumpelstiltskin. At the end of the movie, the original timeline is restored, leaving the current time a year or so after Harold's death. However, there is a large painting of him in which the face moves, indicating that his spirit inhabits the picture.
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In ''Shrek Forever After'', he appears very briefly in a couple of flashbacks; the first one shows him and Lillian about to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but they break it off at the last moment because they find out of the saving of Fiona by Shrek.
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In the alternate reality of the second flashback, Harold and Lillian literally disappear after signing over the kingdom to Rumpelstiltskin.
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At the end of the movie, the original timeline is restored, leaving the current time a year or so after Harold's death. However, there is a large painting of him in which the face moves, indicating that his spirit inhabits the picture. His portrait is seen jealously glaring at Lillian while she dances and flirts with an ogre at the end of the film.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*The king's role was a partly reference to another character [[John Cleese]] once starred: Basil Fawlty from ''Fawlty Towers''. The king once makes a reference to "his old war wound" to avoid his wife. This is obviously based on Fawlty's character, who often uses his "honorable war wound" (a shrapnel shot from the Korean War) as an excuse to rescue himself from displeasing situations. Also, both Harold and Fawlty are very cynical and sarcastic at times.
 
*The king's role was a partly reference to another character [[John Cleese]] once starred: Basil Fawlty from ''Fawlty Towers''. The king once makes a reference to "his old war wound" to avoid his wife. This is obviously based on Fawlty's character, who often uses his "honorable war wound" (a shrapnel shot from the Korean War) as an excuse to rescue himself from displeasing situations. Also, both Harold and Fawlty are very cynical and sarcastic at times.
 
*It is possible that Fiona's curse was due to the fact Harold was actually a frog. Or maybe it was part of the plan for Charming to rescue and marry Fiona.
 
*It is possible that Fiona's curse was due to the fact Harold was actually a frog. Or maybe it was part of the plan for Charming to rescue and marry Fiona.
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*In Shrek 2, the Fairy Godmother mentions to Harold about helping him with "his happily ever after". And him being transformed into a frog by the Fairy Godmother's wand. So, it could be that Harold was not born as a human at all and was actually a frog. This could also mean that he was transformed him into a human-being, married Lillian, and gave birth to Fiona.
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*Despite his true form being a frog, Lillian accepts her husband for who he really is
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*It is unknown what sickness caused Harold (now a frog) to die.
   
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Latest revision as of 00:03, May 19, 2020

King Harold is an anti-hero, turned supporting protagonist in the Shrek franchise. He was Fiona's father, Lillian's husband, Shrek's father-in-law, one of the Fairy Godmother's former henchmen, Puss in Boots' former boss, and the former king of Far Far Away.

Shrek 2Edit

When his daughter Fiona arrives at the castle with her new husband, Harold is surprised that they are both ogres and immediately despises Shrek. Harold had secretly made a promise to the Fairy Godmother that her son Prince Charming would marry Fiona. Harold hires Puss in Boots to assassinate Shrek. Harold then succumbs to guilt when he sees that Fiona is truly in love with Shrek and doesn't love Prince Charming. Harold at first refuses when the Fairy Godmother asks him to give the love potion to Fiona that will make her fall in love with Charming, because he recoils from this invasion of her free will, but he is forced to acquiesce by some dark threat of disclosure; in the event, when Fiona states that she loved the old Shrek (rather the "new" one that Charming is pretending to be), Harold swaps the cup which contains the potion for his own, thereby consuming the potion himself. At the ball toward the end of the film, Harold protects Fiona and Shrek from a blast of magic from Fairy Godmother's wand. He is finally transformed into his original form of the Frog Prince when he is hit by the Fairy Godmother's magic wand. The wife seems not at all unhappy about this turn of events. After this, he apologizes to Shrek and accepts him into the family, his wife saying he is more of a man for accepting Shrek and Fiona's marriage than he ever was when he was actually human.

Shrek the ThirdEdit

Harold makes a very brief appearance in Shrek the Third as a frog king where he sadly dies of a sickness (it is stated in other materials, such as The Legend of Shrek, a storybook, that the transition between human to frog mixed up his age and accelerated the aging process). On his deathbed, Harold admits his past mistakes and admits how proud he is to have Shrek as a son. He then tells Shrek that he and Fiona are next in line for the throne of Far Far Away, and Shrek refuses as he cannot imagine an ogre as king (and because he doesn’t want to abandon his swamp). The king peacefully dies after telling Shrek about Fiona's cousin Arthur.

Shrek Forever AfterEdit

In Shrek Forever After, he appears very briefly in a couple of flashbacks; the first one shows him and Lillian about to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but they break it off at the last moment because they find out of the saving of Fiona by Shrek.

In the alternate reality of the second flashback, Harold and Lillian literally disappear after signing over the kingdom to Rumpelstiltskin.

At the end of the movie, the original timeline is restored, leaving the current time a year or so after Harold's death. However, there is a large painting of him in which the face moves, indicating that his spirit inhabits the picture. His portrait is seen jealously glaring at Lillian while she dances and flirts with an ogre at the end of the film.

TriviaEdit

  • The king's role was a partly reference to another character John Cleese once starred: Basil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers. The king once makes a reference to "his old war wound" to avoid his wife. This is obviously based on Fawlty's character, who often uses his "honorable war wound" (a shrapnel shot from the Korean War) as an excuse to rescue himself from displeasing situations. Also, both Harold and Fawlty are very cynical and sarcastic at times.
  • It is possible that Fiona's curse was due to the fact Harold was actually a frog. Or maybe it was part of the plan for Charming to rescue and marry Fiona.
  • In Shrek 2, the Fairy Godmother mentions to Harold about helping him with "his happily ever after". And him being transformed into a frog by the Fairy Godmother's wand. So, it could be that Harold was not born as a human at all and was actually a frog. This could also mean that he was transformed him into a human-being, married Lillian, and gave birth to Fiona.
  • Despite his true form being a frog, Lillian accepts her husband for who he really is
  • It is unknown what sickness caused Harold (now a frog) to die.

GalleryEdit

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