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At the end of movie Shrek, Lord Farquaad is eaten by dragon. But the whole movie is also about his attempts to become King of Duloc and surrounding areas.

At the beginning of Shrek 2, Shrek is called far far away and also in movie Shrek 3 he shows no intention of being a king whatsoever.

So, who became king of Duloc then? The kingdom seems to be still running, and someone has to do it. Is there any in-universe or out-of-universe clue who was the King of Duloc?

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As far as we know, no one is running Duloc; it's not clear if the city is operating autonomously, or got absorbed into a larger kingdom, or what.

The only hint we ever get about Duloc's fate comes in the TV special "Scared Shrekless", which is set after the events of the fourth movie, Shrek Forever After. The TV special is primarily set in Duloc castle, which is completely abandoned. There does not appear to be any Lord of Duloc, but we don't really see the town itself to know any more than that.

Given that Farquaad is only a Lord, he must have been a vassal to a larger kingdom. (Lords only get that way if a King gives them lands and titles). It's possible he swore allegiance to the King of Far Far Away, but we also know there's at least one other king (King Midas is mentioned in Shrek Forever After. Since Farquaad died without any children, that we know of, the most likely answer is that his lands reverted to that King and no new Lord was ever appointed.

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  • Duloc town also seems to be deserted as gingie runs away through the deserted streets
    – user7812
    Apr 10, 2016 at 15:53
  • you're right; though it is halloween night, they might all just be hiding?
    – KutuluMike
    Apr 10, 2016 at 16:10
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    Shrek's hidden moral: anarchy is a viable replacement for government.
    – Milo P
    Apr 11, 2016 at 2:53
  • @MiloP Shrek has a lot of hidden morals. See: Honest Trailers: Shrek
    – Sidney
    Jun 13, 2017 at 20:32

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