History Characters / ThePrincessBride

16th Jun '17 8:56:13 PM karategal
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** YouKilleMyFather. (TropeNamer)

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** YouKilleMyFather.YouKilledMyFather. (TropeNamer)
16th Jun '17 11:44:59 AM azul120
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** {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. (TropeNamer)
** {{You killed my father}}. (TropeNamer)
** {{Prepare to die}}. (TropeCodifier)

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** {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}.MyNameIsInigoMontoya. (TropeNamer)
** {{You killed my father}}.YouKilleMyFather. (TropeNamer)
** {{Prepare to die}}.PrepareToDie. (TropeCodifier)
16th Jun '17 6:44:22 AM appealus
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[[caption-width-right:350:Portrayed by Cary Elwes]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Portrayed by Cary Elwes]]
Creator/CaryElwes]]



[[caption-width-right:350:Portrayed by Robin Wright]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Portrayed by Robin Wright]]
Creator/RobinWright]]



[[caption-width-right:350:Portrayed by Mel Smith]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Portrayed by [[Series/AlasSmithAndJones Mel Smith]]
Smith]] ]]



[[caption-width-right:250:Portrayed by Peter Cook]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Portrayed by Peter Cook]]
Creator/PeterCook ]]



[[caption-width-right:350:Portrayed by Fred Savage]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Portrayed by [[Series/TheWonderYears Fred Savage]]
9th Apr '17 7:58:45 PM AdelePotter
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* NotWhatISignedOnFor: He was never clued in that the plan involved ''murdering'' Buttercup -- he just thought they were abducting her. He expresses misgivings at the idea, and later helps rescue her.


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* NotWhatISignedOnFor: He agreed to help abduct Buttercup, but he wasn't told Vizzini was going to ''kill'' her. He's openly dismayed at the idea, and later does a HeelFaceTurn.


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* PunchClockVillain: He's not evil, despite being technically on Humperdinck's side -- he's just doing his job.
30th Mar '17 11:58:18 AM gjjones
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Is mentioned to be Sicilian in the film, but his accent remains firmly American.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Is mentioned to be Sicilian in the film, but Wallace Shawn uses his accent remains firmly American.natural New York accent.
30th Mar '17 2:22:03 AM Grudgeal
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* EvilCripple: In the books, where he has a hunchback and a lame leg.


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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Is mentioned to be Sicilian in the film, but his accent remains firmly American.
28th Mar '17 7:35:43 AM wyattte
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* InformedAbiity: He claims he's smarter than great philosophers like Plato and Socrates. There is no evidence of this besides him running his mouth.

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* InformedAbiity: InformedAbility: He claims he's smarter than great philosophers like Plato and Socrates. There is no evidence of this besides him running his mouth.
28th Mar '17 7:35:19 AM wyattte
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* CatapultNightmare: In the movie, after she's heckled by the Ancient Booer

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* CatapultNightmare: In the movie, after she's heckled by the Ancient BooerBooer.



%%* MarryForLove: Her eventual fate with Westley.

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%%* * MarryForLove: Her eventual fate with Westley.Westley. She clearly has no interest whatsoever in marrying for power and status, much less with someone like Humperdinck.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tells Prince Humperdinck he's a prick in brutal fashion. Unfortunately, all it ends up with is Humperdinck going down to Rugen's Pit Of Despair and attempting to painfully kill Westley out of spite.



%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Inigo.

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%%* * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Inigo.He and Inigo are more or less inseparable, clearly the best of friends and trusted comrades when times get tough.



%%* WorthyOpponent: Westley.



* CharacterExaggeration: In the book, he's an InsufferableGenius. The film, however, just makes him insufferable without really touching on the whole "genius" part.

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* CharacterExaggeration: In the book, he's an InsufferableGenius. The film, however, just makes him insufferable [[InformedAbility without really touching on the whole "genius" part.]]



* InformedAbiity: He claims he's smarter than great philosophers like Plato and Socrates. There is no evidence of this besides him running his mouth.



%%* RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine.

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%%* * RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine.inventor of The Machine, which he claims can suck years of your life away. To this end, he callously uses Westley as a guinea pig.
5th Mar '17 12:49:50 PM Eievie
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->'''Inigo''': I swear on my honor as a Spaniard.\\

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->'''Inigo''': -->'''Inigo''': I swear on my honor as a Spaniard.\\



-->'''Rugen''':"NOT TO FIFTY!!"

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-->'''Rugen''':"NOT -->'''Rugen''': NOT TO FIFTY!!"FIFTY!!



->'''Grandfather''': She doesn't get eaten by the eel at this time.\\

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->'''Grandfather''': -->'''Grandfather''': She doesn't get eaten by the eel at this time.\\
5th Mar '17 12:34:02 PM Eievie
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-->''"Without a word, the six-fingered man slashed him through the heart. I loved my father. So naturally, I challenged his murderer to a duel. I failed. The six-fingered man leave me alive... but he gave me these."'' [points to scars on cheeks] ''"I was 11 years old. When I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing. So, the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."''

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-->''"Without a word, the six-fingered man slashed him through the heart. I loved my father. So naturally, I challenged his murderer to a duel. I failed. The six-fingered man leave me alive... but he gave me these."'' [points to scars on cheeks] ''"I was 11 years old. When I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing. So, the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, "Hello, 'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.' "''






** [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My name is Inigo Montoya]]. (TropeNamer)
** [[YouKilledMyFather You killed my father]]. (TropeNamer)
** [[PrepareToDie Prepare to die]]. (TropeCodifier)

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** [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My {{My name is Inigo Montoya]].Montoya}}. (TropeNamer)
** [[YouKilledMyFather You {{You killed my father]].father}}. (TropeNamer)
** [[PrepareToDie Prepare {{Prepare to die]].die}}. (TropeCodifier)



* IGaveMyWord: Played straight with Westley on the Cliffs of Insanity. He initially swears that he will get Westley up to the top alive on his honor as a Spaniard. Westley says that's no good ("I've known too many Spaniards.") He then swears on his father's soul, and Westley believes him.

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* IGaveMyWord: Played straight with Westley on the Cliffs of Insanity. He initially swears that he will get Westley up to the top alive on his honor as a Spaniard. Westley says that's no good ("I've known too many Spaniards.") He good. Then he then swears on his father's soul, and Westley believes him.him.
->'''Inigo''': I swear on my honor as a Spaniard.\\
'''Westley''': No good. I've known too many Spaniards.\\
'''Inigo''': I swear on the soul of my father, Domingo Montoya, you will reach the top alive.\\
'''Westley''': Throw me the rope.



'''Count Rugen''': All that I have and more. ''Please.''\\

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'''Count Rugen''': All that I have and more. ''Please.''Please...''\\



'''Count Rugen''': Anything you want.\\

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'''Count Rugen''': Anything you want.want...\\



-->''"You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders--the most famous of which is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia'--but only slightly less well-known is this: 'Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line'!"''

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-->''"You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders--the most famous of which is 'never never get involved in a land war in Asia'--but Asia--but only slightly less well-known is this: 'Never Never go against a Sicilian when death '''death''' is on the line'!"''line!"''



* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: While trying to figure out [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo which goblet contains the poison.]] Also, the alternative name for this trope is "Wine in Front of Me", named after this scene.

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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: While trying to figure out [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo which goblet contains the poison.]] poison]]. Also, the alternative name for this trope is "Wine in Front of Me", named after this scene.



* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Well… They ''are'' an old married couple but even still, all their dialog to each other is in this vein.

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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Well… They they ''are'' an old married couple but even still, all their dialog to each other is in this vein.



* BlatentLies:

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* BlatentLies:BlatantLies:






* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: After his grandfather tells him that Buttercup doesn't get eaten by eels, he vehemently denies he was nervous about it, instead stating he was "concerned".

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: After his grandfather tells him that Buttercup doesn't get eaten by eels, he vehemently denies he was nervous about it, instead stating he it.
->'''Grandfather''': She doesn't get eaten by the eel at this time.\\
'''Grandson''': What?\\
'''Grandfather''': The eel doesn't get her. I thought I'd mention that 'cause you looked a bit worried.\\
'''Grandson''': I wasn't worried. ...maybe I
was "concerned". a little bit ''concerned'', but that's not the same thing.


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