History Characters / ThePrincessBride

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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[[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. ----

--> '''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? --> 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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--> '''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."

--> '''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."[[/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. ---- %%* 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. * %%* 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.

* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her beauty is enough to get her promoted to future queen, except ThreateningShark: In the Prince threatens book, Buttercup tries to kill her if she refuses. And he's planning to kill her anyway. In fact, if she were slightly less beautiful, swim away from Vizzini, so he excites the whole conflict wouldn't have happened.sharks. In the movie, it was changed to the shrieking eels.

* 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.[[/folder]] [[folder:Inigo]]

* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Her beauty is enough to get her promoted to future queen, except A master swordsman working as a mercenary while searching for 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.six-fingered man who killed his father. ----

--> '''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.

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

--> '''Inigo:''' Excuse me...excuse me... Fezzik, please? -->'''Fezzik:''' EVERYBODY ''MOVE''! -->'''Crowd:''' *''clears a path''* -->'''Inigo:''' Thank you. A friendly giant mercenary who has worked with Inigo in the past. ----

--> '''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?

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

--> '''Vizzini''': No more rhymes, now, I mean it! --> '''Fezzik''': Does anybody want The diabolical mastermind behind the kidnapping of Princess Buttercup. Still a peanut?mercenary, however. ----

--> '''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.]]

-->'''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.]][[/folder]] [[folder:Humperdinck]]

-->'''Vizzini:''' Let me put it this way--have you ever heard The prince of Creator/{{Plato}}? Creator/{{Aristotle}}? Creator/{{Socrates}}? -->'''Man in Black:''' Yes? -->'''Vizzini:''' [[TropeNamer Morons.]]the kingdom, and Buttercup's husband-to-be. ----

-->'''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.]][[/folder]] [[folder:Rugen]]

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

* RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine.[[/folder]] [[folder:Max and Valerie]]

* RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine.Miracle Man who works as a healer, and his wife who makes him actually work. ----

* 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.

* 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. [[/folder]] [[folder:The Albino]]

* 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. Rugen's assistant. ----

* TheIgor
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* %%* TheIgor

* TheIgor[[/folder]] [[folder:Clergyman]]

* TheIgorThe priest who performs the marriage ceremony between Buttercup and Humperdinck. ----

* TheIgor[[/folder]] [[folder:Yellin]]

* TheIgorOne of the guards at the castle. ----

* TheIgor[[/folder]]

* TheIgor[[folder:The Kid]]

* TheIgorA young boy who is staying home sick, and requests an interesting story from his grandfather. ----

--> '''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.

--> '''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.[[/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. ---- %%* CoolOldGuy

* NoNameGiven * TheStoryTeller
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* %%* NoNameGiven * TheStoryTeller %%* TheStoryTeller [[/folder]]
23rd Jan '16 8:35:16 PM ading
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Clunky.
* BookDumb: He outright states he's this in the book, stating that he has not has the schooling of some, though he is very clever and dangerous.
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* BigBadWannabe[=/=]DiscOneFinalBoss: He's set up as a decoy BigBad after he kidnaps Buttercup, but the Man in Black kills him by tricking him into drinking poison about a minute after meeting him to make way for the true Big Bad and [[TheManBehindTheMan the man behind him]], Prince Humperdinck. * BookDumb: He outright states he's this in In the book, stating he states that he has not has had the schooling of some, though he is very clever and dangerous.

* PunchClockVillain: He seems to enjoy(or at least accept) his job in the film a little more, though. In the book he's very timid and feels deeply sorry for Westley, offering to [[MercyKill poison him to put him out of his misery]].
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* PunchClockVillain: He seems to enjoy(or enjoy (or at least accept) his job in the film a little more, though. In the book he's very timid and feels deeply sorry for Westley, offering to [[MercyKill poison him to put him out of his misery]].
9th Dec '15 7:46:12 PM SoapheadChurch
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* LetsFightLikeGentleman: Forgoes Vizzini's underhanded ambush tactics for a straight up wrestling match with Westley. Westley's still grossly outmatched, but it's the thought that counts.
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* LetsFightLikeGentleman: LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Forgoes Vizzini's underhanded ambush tactics for a straight up wrestling match with Westley. Westley's still grossly outmatched, but it's the thought that counts.
9th Dec '15 7:44:26 PM SoapheadChurch
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* TheAce: As Inigo puts it, stronger than Fezzik, more skilled than Inigo, and smarter than Vizzini.

%%* LadyAndKnight %%* MarryForLove
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%%* LadyAndKnight %%* MarryForLove* LadyAndKnight: After a fashion with Westley, even through she's not really a lady, and he's not really a knight * MarryForLove: Her eventual fate with Westley.

%%* OnlyOneName
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%%* OnlyOneName* OnlyOneName: Like almost every one else, with a [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya notable exception.]]

* {{Spexico}}
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* {{Spexico}}{{Spexico}}: His movie incarnation seems to be going for this.

* {{Spexico}}LetsFightLikeGentleman: Forgoes Vizzini's underhanded ambush tactics for a straight up wrestling match with Westley. Westley's still grossly outmatched, but it's the thought that counts.

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* TooCleverByHalf: Ultimately his fatal flaw. He's hardly stupid, but his arrogance sometimes drives him to act like he is.

* AffablyEvil

%%* TheChessmaster %%* TheEvilPrince
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%%* TheChessmaster %%* TheEvilPrince* TheChessmaster: What he seems to be going for, but he never quite hacks it. His plan is ingenious enough, but he loses control of it rather quickly. * TheEvilPrince: He's a textbook example, straight out of Machiavelli.

%%* FauxAffablyEvil
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%%* FauxAffablyEvil * FauxAffablyEvil: As polite as he is, it just makes him seem like more of a prick.

* AffablyEvil[=/=]FauxAffablyEvil

%%* BeardOfEvil
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%%* BeardOfEvil* BeardOfEvil: In contrast to the clean-shaven Humperdinck.

* CreepyMonotone[=/=]SoftSpokenSadist: His default way of speaking. Except in his duel with Inigo, especially once he starts losing.
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* CreepyMonotone[=/=]SoftSpokenSadist: CreepyMonotone: His default way of speaking. Except in his duel with Inigo, especially once he starts losing.

* CreepyMonotone[=/=]SoftSpokenSadist: His default way of speaking. Except in his duel with Inigo, especially once he starts losing.FauxAffablyEvil: See SoftSpokenSadist

%%* PsychoForHire
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%%* PsychoForHire * PsychoForHire: Works part-time as Humperdinck's ExaltedTorturer, a job he takes to with a level of satisfaction that can only be called psychotic.

%%* SoftSpokenSadist %%* TortureTechnician
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%%* SoftSpokenSadist %%* TortureTechnician* SoftSpokenSadist: His manner vaguely resembles Hannibal Lector: he's very polite and never raises his voice, but he's a dangerously insane man who tortures people as a hobby. * TortureTechnician: He's something of a self-taught expert on the subject, inventing several torture devices and even writing a book on the subject.

* AlchemyIsMagic
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* AlchemyIsMagicAlchemyIsMagic: It's never outright called "alchemy", but he does practice some sort of strange medieval chemistry that works a lot like magic. He's even called a magician.
8th Dec '15 7:38:10 PM WillBGood
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* CreepyMonotone: His default way of speaking. Except in his duel with Inigo, especially once he starts losing.
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* CreepyMonotone: CreepyMonotone[=/=]SoftSpokenSadist: His default way of speaking. Except in his duel with Inigo, especially once he starts losing.

* AmbiguouslyJewish: Described by Billy Crystal (Max) as a pair of "Jewish trolls". ** [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] 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: AmbiguouslyJewish[=/=]AlterKocker: Described by Billy Crystal (Max) as a pair of "Jewish trolls". ** [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] {{Lampshaded|Trope}} in the novel. -->And so here the point is, if Max and Valerie sound Jewish, why shouldn’t 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.
24th Nov '15 10:30:51 AM ange1eye5
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!!Yellin !!!Malcolm Storry * BadassMustache: It connects with his sideburns. * DirtyCoward: Gives up the keys when Inigo tells Fezzik to tear his arms off. * MookLieutenant: Humperdinck's head of security and doesn't get much characterization than that. * NervesOfSteel: He's the only one who stands his ground when Westeley, Inigo and Fezzik arrive (Fezzik disguised as the Dread Pirate Roberts). Subverted when actually threatened and gives up the keys.

!!Yellin !!!Malcolm Storry * BadassMustache: It connects with his sideburns. * DirtyCoward: Gives up the keys when Inigo tells Fezzik to tear his arms off. * MookLieutenant: Humperdinck's head of security and doesn't get much characterization than that. * NervesOfSteel: He's the only one who stands his ground when Westeley, Inigo and Fezzik arrive (Fezzik disguised as the Dread Pirate Roberts). Subverted when actually threatened and gives up the keys.
24th Nov '15 8:38:20 AM ange1eye5
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* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: While intimidating the soldiers. --> '''Fezzik''': My men are here, I am here, but you (points) will not be here.

* KnifeNut: Wields a knife, which he uses to cut the rope the Man In Black is climbing after getting off it himself.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He's not seen after Fezzik knocks him out.

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!!Yellin !!!Malcolm Storry * BadassMustache: It connects with his sideburns. * DirtyCoward: Gives up the keys when Inigo tells Fezzik to tear his arms off. * MookLieutenant: Humperdinck's head of security and doesn't get much characterization than that. * NervesOfSteel: He's the only one who stands his ground when Westeley, Inigo and Fezzik arrive (Fezzik disguised as the Dread Pirate Roberts). Subverted when actually threatened and gives up the keys.
23rd Nov '15 8:59:57 PM ange1eye5
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* BadassBaritone: Has a deep, booming voice, which he uses to great effect to imtimidate the soldiers in front of the castle.

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* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: He has a tendency to replace his rs with ws.
23rd Nov '15 8:51:22 PM ange1eye5
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* DarkIsNotEvil: As the Dread Pirate Roberts.

* TheDreaded: As the Dread Pirate Roberts, it's in the name.

* TakeNoPrisoners: The Dread Pirate Roberts is known for leaving no survivors.

* CoolSword: A rapier. It was made for Count Rugen.

* BaldOfEvil: He has the least hair among him, Inigo and Fezzik and the most evil of all three.

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

* EvilAlbino
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* EvilAlbino EvilAlbino: He's an albino and works for Count Rugen.
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