Lord Farquaad is the main antagonist of the first Shrek movie. He spent the first part of the film capturing fairy tale creatures so he could find the magic mirror. Once he did, he asked if Du Loc, the place he ruled, was the most perfect kigndom, but as he was not a king, Du Loc was not a kingdom, so he tried to marry Princess Fiona to become king. He despised monsters of any kind and sought to relocate the fairy tale creatures to Shrek's swamp. He attempted to cut a deal with Shrek by promising to remove the monsters from his swamp if Shrek could bring Princess Fiona to him. However, after learning that Fiona herself became an ogre at night, he attempted to have her executed. However, Shrek summoned Dragon, who ate Farquaad.


In Shrek 4-D, Farquaad returned as a ghost and sent his henchman Thelonius to take Fiona to him so he could kill her by sending her over a waterfall, to make her his ghost queen so he could rule the underworld. He also sent a giant stone dragon to eat Shrek and Donkey, but this failed, as during the fight between Dragon and the stone dragon, the stone dragon lost its wings in a tunnel and fell to a watery grave. After Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and Thelonius fell over the waterfall and were saved by Dragon, Dragon killed Farquaad (again) by breathing fire at him.