History Characters / ThePrincessBride

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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* 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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5th Mar '17 12:04:15 AM gjjones
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* DiskOneFinalBoss: His plot to abduct and murder Buttercup make him the BigBad (or at least TheHeavy) of the earlier stages of the story. Once he's defeated, his employer and the true BigBad, Prince Humperdinck, assumes the mantle proper.

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* DiskOneFinalBoss: DiscOneFinalBoss: His plot to abduct and murder Buttercup make him the BigBad (or at least TheHeavy) of the earlier stages of the story. Once he's defeated, his employer and the true BigBad, Prince Humperdinck, assumes the mantle proper.


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* OhCrap: He is shocked when he sees the Man in Black pursuing them.
5th Mar '17 12:01:09 AM gjjones
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4th Mar '17 11:57:12 PM gjjones
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!!Westley/[[spoiler:The Dread Pirate Roberts]]

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!!Westley/[[spoiler:The Dread Pirate Roberts]]!!Westley
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