History Characters / ThePrincessBride

19th Apr '16 9:28:15 AM BadassAgamemnon
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* BadassSpaniard: One of the most FAMOUS examples.

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* BadassSpaniard: One of the most FAMOUS examples.examples and {{BADASS}} in every way.
19th Apr '16 9:25:13 AM BadassAgamemnon
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* BadassSpaniard: One of the most FAMOUS examples.
9th Apr '16 9:35:40 PM LordOfTheSword
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* OneManArmy: Humperdink's four elite guards didn't have a chance the second he appeared.

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* OneManArmy: Humperdink's Humperdinck's four elite guards didn't have a chance the second he appeared.



-->'''Humperdink:''' I know of nothing else that kills so silently.

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-->'''Humperdink:''' -->'''Humperdinck:''' I know of nothing else that kills so silently.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is a sadist that actually likes to document the reactions his victims have when they are being tortured by The Machine (this is for posterity), but he was horrified when Humperdink turned The Machine up to 50 (when even [[{{Sadist}} Rugen]] said he would turn it to 5 ''at max'') when it was Westley's turn.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is a sadist that actually likes to document the reactions his victims have when they are being tortured by The Machine (this is for posterity), but he was horrified when Humperdink Humperdinck turned The Machine up to 50 (when even [[{{Sadist}} Rugen]] said he would turn it to 5 ''at max'') when it was Westley's turn.turn. This is then subverted, however, as he quickly calms down and seems to serenely analyze Westley's reaction.
9th Apr '16 9:31:42 PM LordOfTheSword
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is a sadist that actually likes to document the reactions his victims have when they are being tortured by The Machine (this is for posterity), but he was horrified when Humperdink turned The Machine up to 50 (when even [[TheSadist Rugen]] said he would turn it to 5 ''at max'') when it was Westley's turn.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is a sadist that actually likes to document the reactions his victims have when they are being tortured by The Machine (this is for posterity), but he was horrified when Humperdink turned The Machine up to 50 (when even [[TheSadist [[{{Sadist}} Rugen]] said he would turn it to 5 ''at max'') when it was Westley's turn.
9th Apr '16 9:30:49 PM LordOfTheSword
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* TheScream: [[spoiler: While in Count Rugen's death machine. Inigo and Fezzik find him because of it.]]

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* TheScream: [[spoiler: While in Count Rugen's death machine.Machine. Inigo and Fezzik find him because of it.]]



%%* ArrangedMarriage: To Prince Humperdinck.

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%%* * ArrangedMarriage: To Prince Humperdinck.



%%* CatapultNightmare: In the movie.
%%* CuffsOffRubWrists: After being untied.

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%%* * CatapultNightmare: In the movie.
%%* * CuffsOffRubWrists: After being untied.



%%* DreamingTheTruth: The Ancient Booer.

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%%* * DreamingTheTruth: The Ancient Booer.



%%* FairytaleWeddingDress: Naturally.

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%%* * FairytaleWeddingDress: Naturally.



%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold

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%%* * HairOfGoldHeartOfGold



%%* AristocratsAreEvil

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%%* * AristocratsAreEvil



* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is a sadist that actually likes to document the reactions his victims have when they are being tortured by the machine (this is for posterity), but even he was horrified when Humperdink turned the machine up to 50 when it was Westley's turn.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He is a sadist that actually likes to document the reactions his victims have when they are being tortured by the machine The Machine (this is for posterity), but even he was horrified when Humperdink turned the machine The Machine up to 50 (when even [[TheSadist Rugen]] said he would turn it to 5 ''at max'') when it was Westley's turn.



%%* NotSoStoic: "NOT TO FIFTY!!"

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%%* * NotSoStoic: "NOT TO FIFTY!!"



%%* RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine.

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%%* * RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: When the machine is turned up to 50, his normally calm expression becomes one of horror.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When the machine The Machine is turned up to 50, his normally calm expression becomes one of horror.



%%* TheIgor

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%%* * TheIgor



%%* CoolOldGuy

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%%* * CoolOldGuy



%%* NoNameGiven
%%* TheStoryTeller

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%%* * NoNameGiven
%%* * TheStoryTeller
6th Apr '16 8:14:24 PM AdamC
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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Well.... They ''are'' an old married couple but even still, all their dialog to each other is in this vein.
6th Apr '16 8:04:46 PM AdamC
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* CripplingOverspecialization: A lot of life skills like simple arithmetic are lost on Inigo, causing him to act rather brainless at times. The only things he really knows how to do are swordfight and hunt for revenge. Oh, and drink.



* DumbMuscle: Subverted. While not intelligent enough to be a GeniusBruiser, Fezzik is pretty clever when the situation calls for it.



* SmarterThanYouLook: Fezzik doesn't show it much, but he is able to annoy Vizzini with expert wordplay in his rhymes and is very resourceful. He provides the cloak needed to disguise himself as the Dread Pirate Roberts. Plus he explains ConservationOfNinjutsu to the Man in Black during their fight.

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* SmarterThanYouLook: Fezzik doesn't show it much, but he is able to annoy Vizzini with expert wordplay in his rhymes and is very resourceful. He provides the cloak needed to disguise himself as the Dread Pirate Roberts. Plus he explains ConservationOfNinjutsu to the Man in Black during their fight. He seems to be actually smarter than Inigo, whose obsession with revenge causes him to often make dumb decisions.
16th Mar '16 4:06:29 PM orangecathat
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[[folder:Westely]]

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[[folder:Westely]][[folder:Westley]]



* FaceDeathWithDignity: When Wesley defeats him, he initially thinks he is going to be killed and becomes very calm - his only request being a quick death. Luckily for him, Wesley is even more good and honorable than he is and rebuffs the very idea of doing so.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: When Wesley Westley defeats him, he initially thinks he is going to be killed and becomes very calm - his only request being a quick death. Luckily for him, Wesley Westley is even more good and honorable than he is and rebuffs the very idea of doing so.



* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: Briefly at the end, he reflects that with Rugen dead, his revenge has been fulfilled and he doesn't really have anything to do with his life now. Wesley suggests taking up piracy.
-->'''Wesley:''' [[PassingtheTorch You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.]]

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* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: Briefly at the end, he reflects that with Rugen dead, his revenge has been fulfilled and he doesn't really have anything to do with his life now. Wesley Westley suggests taking up piracy.
-->'''Wesley:''' -->'''Westley:''' [[PassingtheTorch You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: A minor example - during his duel with Wesley, after they both stop holding back Inigo noticeably starts losing control of the duel. The more Wesley outperforms him the less reserved and more desperate Inigo becomes, until he's frantically slashing inanely in a mad bid to hit him. On the other hand, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he calms down immediately]] [[spoiler: once Wesley disarms him.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: A minor example - during his duel with Wesley, Westley, after they both stop holding back Inigo noticeably starts losing control of the duel. The more Wesley Westley outperforms him the less reserved and more desperate Inigo becomes, until he's frantically slashing inanely in a mad bid to hit him. On the other hand, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he calms down immediately]] [[spoiler: once Wesley Westley disarms him.]]



* GreatWhiteHunter: More prevalent in the book than the movie, but even in the movie, Buttercup notes that "he can track a falcon on a cloudy day." He also deduces the nature and outcome of the duel between Wesley and Inigo by examining their footprints.

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* GreatWhiteHunter: More prevalent in the book than the movie, but even in the movie, Buttercup notes that "he can track a falcon on a cloudy day." He also deduces the nature and outcome of the duel between Wesley Westley and Inigo by examining their footprints.
9th Feb '16 4:06:50 PM Andre
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* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: Briefly at the end, he reflects that with Rugen dead, his revenge has been fulfilled and he doesn't really have anything to do with his life now. Wesley suggests taking up piracy.
-->'''Wesley:''' [[PassingtheTorch You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.]]
24th Jan '16 12:23:18 PM Discar
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[[foldercontrol]]



[[folder:Westely]]



Buttercup's true love, who left to find work so that he could provide for her. She received word that he had been killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts.
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--> '''Fezzik''': Why are you wearing a mask? Were you burned by acid or something like that?
--> '''Man in Black''': No, it's just that they are terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.

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--> '''Fezzik''': Why are you wearing a mask? Were you burned by acid or something like that?
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that?\\
'''Man in Black''': No, it's just that they are terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.



''*{{beat}}*''\\

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''*{{beat}}*''\\''[{{beat}}]''\\



--> '''Westley''': "To the pain means that the first thing you lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists, next your nose... The next thing you lose will be your left eye, followed by your right... Your ears you keep, and I'll tell you why: so that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish; every babe that weeps at your approach; every woman who cries out, 'Dear God! What is that thing?' will echo in your perfect ears. That is what 'to the pain' means; it means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery, forever."

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--> '''Westley''': "To To the pain means that the first thing you lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists, next your nose... The next thing you lose will be your left eye, followed by your right... Your ears you keep, and I'll tell you why: so that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish; every babe that weeps at your approach; every woman who cries out, 'Dear God! What is that thing?' will echo in your perfect ears. That is what 'to the pain' means; it means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery, forever."



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Buttercup]]



* ArrangedMarriage: To Prince Humperdinck.

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* A beautiful girl who is selected to marry the prince. She is adored by the people and is willing to go through with the marriage, but is kidnapped at the start of the story.
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%%*
ArrangedMarriage: To Prince Humperdinck.



* CatapultNightmare: In the movie.
* CuffsOffRubWrists: After being untied.

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* %%* CatapultNightmare: In the movie.
* %%* CuffsOffRubWrists: After being untied.



* DreamingTheTruth: The Ancient Booer.

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* %%* DreamingTheTruth: The Ancient Booer.



* [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: In the book, Buttercup tries to swim away from Vizzini, so he excites the sharks. In the movie, it was changed to the shrieking eels.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Naturally.

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* [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: In the book, Buttercup tries to swim away from Vizzini, so he excites the sharks. In the movie, it was changed to the shrieking eels.
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%%* FairytaleWeddingDress: Naturally.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold

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* %%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold



--> '''Buttercup''': "You can't hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds. And you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. And when I say you are a coward, that is only because you are the slimiest weakling ever to crawl the earth."

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--> '''Buttercup''': "You You can't hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds. And you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. And when I say you are a coward, that is only because you are the slimiest weakling ever to crawl the earth."



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her beauty is enough to get her promoted to future queen, except the Prince threatens to kill her if she refuses. And he's planning to kill her anyway. In fact, if she were slightly less beautiful, the whole conflict wouldn't have happened.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: SoBeautifulItsACurse:
**
Her beauty is enough to get her promoted to future queen, except the Prince threatens to kill her if she refuses. And he's planning to kill her anyway. In fact, if she were slightly less beautiful, the whole conflict wouldn't have happened.



* ThreateningShark: In the book, Buttercup tries to swim away from Vizzini, so he excites the sharks. In the movie, it was changed to the shrieking eels.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Inigo]]



A master swordsman working as a mercenary while searching for the six-fingered man who killed his father.
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--> '''Inigo:''' Excuse me...excuse me... Fezzik, please?
-->'''Fezzik:''' EVERYBODY ''MOVE''!
-->'''Crowd:''' *''clears a path''*
-->'''Inigo:''' Thank you.

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--> '''Inigo:''' Excuse me...excuse me... Fezzik, please?
-->'''Fezzik:'''
please?\\
'''Fezzik:'''
EVERYBODY ''MOVE''!
-->'''Crowd:''' *''clears
''MOVE''!\\
'''Crowd:''' ''[clears
a path''*
-->'''Inigo:'''
path]''\\
'''Inigo:'''
Thank you.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fezzik]]



A friendly giant mercenary who has worked with Inigo in the past.
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--> '''Fezzik''': "It's not my fault I'm the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise."

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--> '''Fezzik''': "It's It's not my fault I'm the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise."



--> '''Fezzik''': My men are here, I am here, but you (points) will not be here.

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--> '''Fezzik''': My men are here, I am here, but you (points) ''[points]'' will not be here.



--> '''Vizzini''': No more rhymes, now, I mean it!
--> '''Fezzik''': Does anybody want a peanut?

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--> '''Vizzini''': No more rhymes, now, I mean it!
-->
it!\\
'''Fezzik''': Does anybody want a peanut?



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vizzini]]



The diabolical mastermind behind the kidnapping of Princess Buttercup. Still a mercenary, however.
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--> '''Vizzini''': "You were not hired for your ''brains''!"

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--> '''Vizzini''': "You You were not hired for your ''brains''!"''brains''!



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Lampshaded by Inigo
-->'''Vizzini''': "HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE!"
-->'''Inigo''': "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Lampshaded by Inigo
Inigo.
-->'''Vizzini''': "HE HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE!"
-->'''Inigo''': "You
INCONCEIVABLE!\\
'''Inigo''': You
keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."



-->'''Vizzini:''' Let me put it this way--have you ever heard of Creator/{{Plato}}? Creator/{{Aristotle}}? Creator/{{Socrates}}?
-->'''Man in Black:''' Yes?
-->'''Vizzini:''' [[TropeNamer Morons.]]

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-->'''Vizzini:''' Let me put it this way--have you ever heard of Creator/{{Plato}}? Creator/{{Aristotle}}? Creator/{{Socrates}}?
-->'''Man
Creator/{{Socrates}}?\\
'''Man
in Black:''' Yes?
-->'''Vizzini:'''
Yes?\\
'''Vizzini:'''
[[TropeNamer Morons.]]



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Humperdinck]]



The prince of the kingdom, and Buttercup's husband-to-be.
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rugen]]



* AristocratsAreEvil

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* A six-fingered man who is both Humperdinck's most valuable ally and closest friend.
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%%*
AristocratsAreEvil



* [[NeverSayThatAgain Stop]] ''[[NeverSayThatAgain Saying]]'' [[NeverSayThatAgain That!]]: To Inigo after the latter repeats his [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya Catc]][[YouKilledMyFather h Phr]][[PrepareToDie ase]] one too many times.
* NotSoStoic: "NOT TO FIFTY!!"

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* [[NeverSayThatAgain Stop]] ''[[NeverSayThatAgain Saying]]'' [[NeverSayThatAgain That!]]: NeverSayThatAgain: To Inigo after the latter repeats his [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya Catc]][[YouKilledMyFather h Phr]][[PrepareToDie ase]] one too many times.
* %%* NotSoStoic: "NOT TO FIFTY!!"



* RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine.

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* %%* RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Max and Valerie]]



The Miracle Man who works as a healer, and his wife who makes him actually work.
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* AmbiguouslyJewish[=/=]AlterKocker: Described by Billy Crystal (Max) as a pair of "Jewish trolls".
** {{Lampshaded|Trope}} in the novel.
-->And so here the point is, if Max and Valerie sound Jewish, why shouldn't they? You think a guy named [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Simon Morgenstern]] was Irish Catholic? Funny thing — [[WriteWhoYouKnow Morgenstern’s folks]] were named Max and Valerie and his father was a doctor.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish[=/=]AlterKocker: Described by Billy Crystal (Max) as a pair of "Jewish trolls".
**
trolls". {{Lampshaded|Trope}} in the novel.
-->And so here the point is, if Max and Valerie sound Jewish, why shouldn't they? You think a guy named [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Simon Morgenstern]] was Irish Catholic? Funny thing — [[WriteWhoYouKnow Morgenstern’s Morgenstern's folks]] were named Max and Valerie and his father was a doctor.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Albino]]



Rugen's assistant.
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* TheIgor

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* %%* TheIgor



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clergyman]]



The priest who performs the marriage ceremony between Buttercup and Humperdinck.
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yellin]]



One of the guards at the castle.
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[[folder:The Kid]]



A young boy who is staying home sick, and requests an interesting story from his grandfather.
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--> '''The Boy''': "Wait, what did Fezzik mean, 'He's dead?' I mean he didn't mean dead. Westley's only faking, right?"
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: His grandfather comes to read him the story because he's been extremely sick. Not at death's door or anything, but still very sick.
* NoNameGiven
** Though if the book's anything to go by, his name is William Goldman.

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--> '''The Boy''': "Wait, Wait, what did Fezzik mean, 'He's dead?' I mean he didn't mean dead. Westley's only faking, right?"
right?
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: IllBoy: His grandfather comes to read him the story because he's been extremely sick. Not at death's door or anything, but still very sick.
* NoNameGiven
**
NoNameGiven: Though if the book's anything to go by, his name is William Goldman.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Grandfather]]



* CoolOldGuy

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* The Kid's visiting grandfather, who reads him a story to make him feel better while sick.
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%%*
CoolOldGuy



* NoNameGiven
* TheStoryTeller

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* %%* NoNameGiven
* TheStoryTeller
%%* TheStoryTeller

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