Gingy was created by The Muffin Man. He is small and a fast runner, making him difficult to catch. He is made out of a normal carved-out gingerbread with icing and gumdrop buttons. He adores those gumdrop buttons for his life, begging Lord Farquaad not to pull them off. He is impatient. This can be seen in Shrek 2 and Shrek The Third. One example in Shrek 2 is when Pinocchio cannot move himself while he is freeing Shrek and the trio from prison, Gingy sighs immediately and goes down to help. He's also a little bit wild and a prankster, as it can be seen the moment Shrek and Fiona leave for Far Far Away, he and the others have a loud party in his house. He's also cunning and able to distract others, such as when Lord Farquaad demands to know where the other fairy tale creatures are, he gives an answer by reciting the Muffin Man nursery rhyme to which Farquaad believes momentarily. He's also able to stall time for Fiona and the other princesses in Shrek the Third, by trying to ignore Prince Charming and Captain Hook by singing the On the Good Ship Lollipop to himself after his life flashes before him. In "Shrek Forever After," he is shown to have a dark, violent side. In a universe with Rumpelstiltskin as King, he fights and kills gingerbread animals for a living. He also has no qualms about trying to attack and bring in Shrek, despite being so much smaller.