History Film / ThePrincessBride

12th Feb '17 6:55:12 PM SpiritedYoungLady
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12th Feb '17 7:56:41 AM Ambaryerno
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: The gloriously bad and [[LargeHam over-the-top]] "Spanish" accent Manny Patinkin affects as Inigo is a big part of the film's charm.
21st Jan '17 12:57:41 AM DariusAngel
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'''Man in Black''': I am no one of consequence.\\

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'''Man in Black''': I am no No one of consequence.\\
17th Jan '17 9:47:30 AM Solicitr
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* TheDreaded: The Dread Pirate Roberts. His reputation for taking no prisoners means that everyone immediately surrenders without a fight.

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* TheDreaded: The Dread Pirate Roberts. His reputation for taking no prisoners means that everyone immediately surrenders without a fight.[[note]] A bit of TruthInTelevision, as many real-life pirates, notably Blackbeard, cultivated an exaggerated reputation for savage cruelty to this very end.[[/note]]
6th Dec '16 12:43:47 AM JustTroper
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* ExtraDigits: Count Rugen's six fingers.
28th Nov '16 8:20:51 PM Eievie
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'''Grandfather''': As you wish.

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'''Grandfather''': [[MeaningfulEcho As you wish.]]
28th Nov '16 7:38:13 PM Eievie
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** Fred Savage shouts, "Jesus, Grandpa!" in exasperation, showing that he's fully invested in the story by now.

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** Fred Savage The grandson shouts, "Jesus, Grandpa!" in exasperation, showing that he's fully invested in the story by now.
28th Nov '16 7:37:18 PM Eievie
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** "JustForFun/{{Hello}}, MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie."

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** "JustForFun/{{Hello}}, MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie."[[JustForFun/{{Hello}} Hello]]. {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}."



* SurvivalMantra: '''''[[JustForFun/{{Hello}} HELLO!]] [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA!]] [[YouKilledMyFather YOU KILLED MY FATHER]], [[PrepareToDie PREPARE TO DIE!]]'''''
28th Nov '16 7:30:53 PM Eievie
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In a plot against the throne, Buttercup is kidnapped by the criminal trio of Vizzini ([[{{Chessmaster}} the mastermind]]), Fezzik ([[GentleGiant the giant]]) and Inigo Montoya ([[MasterSwordsman the world's greatest fencer]], [[YouKilledMyFather traveling to avenge his father]]), played by Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, and Mandy Patinkin, respectively - but their steps are hampered by a mysterious man in black who seems determined to stop them at all costs. The subsequent adventures are madcap, iconic and brilliant.

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In a plot against the throne, Buttercup is kidnapped by the criminal trio of Vizzini ([[{{Chessmaster}} the mastermind]]), Fezzik ([[GentleGiant the giant]]) and Inigo Montoya ([[MasterSwordsman the world's greatest fencer]], [[YouKilledMyFather traveling to avenge his father]]), played by Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, and Mandy Patinkin, respectively - -- but their steps are hampered by a mysterious man in black who seems determined to stop them at all costs. The subsequent adventures are madcap, iconic and brilliant.



** Rugen: As you know, the concept of the suction pump is centuries old.

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** Rugen: As "As you know, the concept of the suction pump is centuries old."



* TheBigDamnKiss: Played for ironic CharacterDevelopment, since throughout the movie the kid has protested and insisted on skipping or editing all the kissy stuff, only to protest when Grampa complies for the final kiss.
--> "Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End."

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* TheBigDamnKiss: Played for ironic CharacterDevelopment, since throughout the movie the kid has protested and insisted on skipping or editing all the kissy stuff, only to protest when Grampa Grandpa complies for the final kiss.
--> "Since -->'''Grandpa''': Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End."



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

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



-->'''Max:''' But that's not what he said! He distinctly said, "to blave." And as we all know, "to blave" means "to bluff." So you were probably playing cards, and he cheated--\\
'''Valerie:''' Liar! Liar! Liaaar!

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-->'''Max:''' -->'''Max''': But that's not what he said! He distinctly said, "to blave." And as we all know, "to blave" means "to bluff." So you were probably playing cards, and he cheated--\\
'''Valerie:''' '''Valerie''': Liar! Liar! Liaaar!



-->'''Rugen:''' Come, sir. We must get you to your ship.\\
'''Westley:''' We are men of action. Lies do not become us.\\
'''Rugen:''' ''[smiles]'' Well spoken, sir.

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-->'''Rugen:''' -->'''Rugen''': Come, sir. We must get you to your ship.\\
'''Westley:''' '''Westley''': We are men of action. Lies do not become us.\\
'''Rugen:''' '''Rugen''': ''[smiles]'' Well spoken, sir.



-->'''Miracle Max:''' Beat it, or I'll call the Brute Squad!\\
'''Fezzik:''' I'm ''on'' the Brute Squad.\\
'''Miracle Max:''' ''[{{double take}}]'' You ''are'' the Brute Squad.

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-->'''Miracle Max:''' Max''': Beat it, or I'll call the Brute Squad!\\
'''Fezzik:''' '''Fezzik''': I'm ''on'' the Brute Squad.\\
'''Miracle Max:''' Max''': ''[{{double take}}]'' You ''are'' the Brute Squad.



-->'''Inigo:''' You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.\\
'''Westley:''' ''You'' seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.

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-->'''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo''': You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.\\
'''Westley:''' '''Westley''': ''You'' seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.



-->'''Inigo:''' This is noble, sir. His wife is...crippled. His children are on the brink of starvation.\\
'''Miracle Max:''' Are ''you'' a rotten liar.\\
'''Inigo:''' I need him to help avenge my father, murdered these twenty years.\\
'''Miracle Max:''' Your first story was better.

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-->'''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo''': This is noble, sir. His wife is... crippled. His children are on the brink of starvation.\\
'''Miracle Max:''' Max''': Are ''you'' a rotten liar.\\
'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': I need him to help avenge my father, murdered these twenty years.\\
'''Miracle Max:''' Max''': Your first story was better.



-->'''Fezzik:''' Well, I haven't fought just one person for so long...You see, you use different moves when you're fighting half a dozen people than when you only have to worry about one.

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-->'''Fezzik:''' -->'''Fezzik''': Well, I haven't fought just one person for so long...long... You see, you use different moves when you're fighting half a dozen people than when you only have to worry about one.



-->'''Inigo:''' Give us the gate key.\\
'''Captain:''' I have no gate key.\\
'''Inigo:''' Fezzik, tear his arms off.\\
'''Captain:''' Oh, you mean ''this'' gate key! ''[hands them the key]''

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-->'''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo''': Give us the gate key.\\
'''Captain:''' '''Captain''': I have no gate key.\\
'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': Fezzik, tear his arms off.\\
'''Captain:''' '''Captain''': Oh, you mean ''this'' gate key! ''[hands them the key]''



* DumbBlonde: Buttercup doesn't come across as dumb so much as sheltered and naive, which makes sense, given she's almost instantly transported from a tiny farm into royalty. She also lampshades it with some SelfDeprecation while she's nailing Humperdinck with a pretty fair KirkSummation.
-->Yes, I ''am'' a silly girl.

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* DumbBlonde: Buttercup doesn't come across as dumb so much as sheltered and naive, which makes sense, given she's almost instantly transported from a tiny farm into royalty. She also lampshades it with some SelfDeprecation while she's nailing Humperdinck with a pretty fair KirkSummation.
-->Yes,
KirkSummation[=/=]TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
-->'''Buttercup''': Yes,
I ''am'' a silly girl.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Count Rugen is a smarmy bastard, yes, but on the other hand..."NOT TO FIFTY!!". However, his protest might be because he wants to draw out the torture (he ''is'' writing a book and needs the input), and doesn't want his prisoner killed outright.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Count Rugen is a smarmy bastard, yes, but on the other hand... "NOT TO FIFTY!!". FIFTY!!" However, his protest might be because he wants to draw out the torture (he ''is'' writing a book and needs the input), and doesn't want his prisoner killed outright.



* EvilGloating: Rugen halts Inigo's chase by throwing a knife into his stomach...and if he'd taken the opportunity to keep running, he might have got away. Instead he stops to gloat, and Inigo gets a HeroicSecondWind.

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* EvilGloating: Rugen halts Inigo's chase by throwing a knife into his stomach... and if he'd taken the opportunity to keep running, he might have got away. Instead he stops to gloat, and Inigo gets a HeroicSecondWind.



-->'''Inigo:''' Excuse me...Excuse me...Fezzik, please?\\
'''Fezzik:''' EVERYBODY ''MOVE''!\\

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-->'''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo''': Excuse me...me... Excuse me...me... Fezzik, please?\\
'''Fezzik:''' '''Fezzik''': EVERYBODY ''MOVE''!\\



'''Inigo:''' Thank you.

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'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': Thank you.



** In the original trio Vizzini was the Super ego - a very ''bad'' one.

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** In the original trio Vizzini was the Super ego - -- a very ''bad'' one.



-->Kill me quickly.

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-->Kill -->'''Inigo''': Kill me quickly.



-->'''Brute:''' Ho there!\\
'''Inigo:''' I will not budge. Keep your ''joder''.

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-->'''Brute:''' -->'''Brute''': Ho there!\\
'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': I will not budge. Keep your ''joder''.



--->'''Inigo:''' Are you the Miracle Max who worked for the king all those years?\\
'''Max:''' The king's stinking son fired me. Thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it? We're closed! ''[slams window]''

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--->'''Inigo:''' --->'''Inigo''': Are you the Miracle Max who worked for the king all those years?\\
'''Max:''' '''Max''': The king's stinking son fired me. Thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it? We're closed! ''[slams window]''



* HesJustHiding: Invoked.
--> '''The Grandson:''' Wait, what did Fezzik mean, 'He's dead?' I mean, he didn't mean ''dead''; Westley's only faking, right?

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* HesJustHiding: Invoked.
Discussed.
--> '''The Grandson:''' '''Grandson''': Wait, what did Fezzik mean, 'He's dead?' "He's dead?" I mean, he didn't mean ''dead''; Westley's only faking, right?



--->'''Buttercup:''' No matter where you take me, there's no greater hunter than Prince Humperdinck. He could track a falcon on a cloudy day. He can find you.\\
'''Man in Black:''' You think your dearest love will save you?\\
'''Buttercup:''' I never said he was my dearest love. And yes, he will save me. That I know.

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--->'''Buttercup:''' --->'''Buttercup''': No matter where you take me, there's no greater hunter than Prince Humperdinck. He could track a falcon on a cloudy day. He can find you.\\
'''Man in Black:''' Black''': You think your dearest love will save you?\\
'''Buttercup:''' '''Buttercup''': I never said he was my dearest love. And yes, he will save me. That I know.



--->'''Buttercup:''' Any word from Westley?\\
'''Humperdinck:''' Too soon, my angel. Patience.\\
'''Buttercup:''' He will come for me.

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--->'''Buttercup:''' --->'''Buttercup''': Any word from Westley?\\
'''Humperdinck:''' '''Humperdinck''': Too soon, my angel. Patience.\\
'''Buttercup:''' '''Buttercup''': He will come for me.



--->'''Buttercup:''' You never sent those ships. Don't bother lying. ''[beat]'' It doesn't matter; Westley will come for me anyway.

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--->'''Buttercup:''' --->''Buttercup''': You never sent those ships. Don't bother lying. ''[beat]'' It doesn't matter; Westley will come for me anyway.



'''Buttercup:''' Here comes my Westley now.\\
'''Humperdinck:''' Your Westley is dead. I killed him myself.\\
'''Buttercup:''' Then why is there fear behind your eyes?

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'''Buttercup:''' '''Buttercup''': Here comes my Westley now.\\
'''Humperdinck:''' '''Humperdinck''': Your Westley is dead. I killed him myself.\\
'''Buttercup:''' '''Buttercup''': Then why is there fear behind your eyes?



-->'''Fezzik:''' I just don't think it's right, killing an innocent girl.\\
'''Vizzini:''' Am I going MAD, or did the word "THINK" escape your lips?! You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass!\\
'''Inigo Montoya:''' I agree with Fezzik.\\
'''Vizzini:''' Oh, the sot has spoken! What happens to her is not truly your concern! '''I''' will kill her! And remember this, NEVER FORGET THIS! When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn't buy Brandy! ''[turning to Fezzik]'' And YOU: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! Unemployed, in Greenland?

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-->'''Fezzik:''' -->'''Fezzik''': I just don't think it's right, killing an innocent girl.\\
'''Vizzini:''' '''Vizzini''': Am I going MAD, ''mad'', or did the word "THINK" ''"think"'' escape your lips?! You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass!\\
'''Inigo Montoya:''' '''Inigo''': I agree with Fezzik.\\
'''Vizzini:''' '''Vizzini''': Oh, the sot has spoken! What happens to her is not truly your concern! '''I''' will kill her! And remember this, NEVER FORGET THIS! When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn't buy Brandy! ''[turning to Fezzik]'' And YOU: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! Unemployed, in Greenland?



* TheIgor: The Albino, servant to the scientifically evil Rugen. He even speaks with the [[EvilSoundsRaspy typical raspy "Igor voice"]]...for one line, then he clears his throat and speaks in a normal deeper voice.

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* TheIgor: The Albino, servant to the scientifically evil Rugen. He even speaks with the [[EvilSoundsRaspy typical raspy "Igor voice"]]... for one line, then he clears his throat and speaks in a normal deeper voice.



* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Subverted during the BattleOfWits. Vizzini makes increasingly complicated reasonings to deduce what goblet is poisoned ("...so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me! But you would have counted on my thinking that, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you!..."), but, as the Man in Black points out, he is just stalling for time and trying to break the Man in Black's poker face. When Vizzini gets called out on that, he gives up and goes for a second strategy: he distracts the Man in Black and swaps the cup instead, reasoning that if the Man looks confident drinking his cup, he should be too. The irony is that Vizzini's reasoning might be flawed, but his conclusion, that he can't trust either of the two glasses, is quite accurate. He just can't seem to get the final piece of the puzzle.

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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Subverted during the BattleOfWits. Vizzini makes increasingly complicated reasonings to deduce what goblet is poisoned ("...so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me! But you would have counted on my thinking that, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you!..."), you!"), but, as the Man in Black points out, he is just stalling for time and trying to break the Man in Black's poker face. When Vizzini gets called out on that, he gives up and goes for a second strategy: he distracts the Man in Black and swaps the cup instead, reasoning that if the Man looks confident drinking his cup, he should be too. The irony is that Vizzini's reasoning might be flawed, but his conclusion, that he can't trust either of the two glasses, is quite accurate. He just can't seem to get the final piece of the puzzle.



-->'''Inigo:''' ''[drunk out of his mind]'' I. Am waiting. For. Vizzini.\\

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-->'''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo''': ''[drunk out of his mind]'' I. Am waiting. For. Vizzini.\\



'''Fezzik:''' You surely are a meanie.

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'''Fezzik:''' '''Fezzik''': You surely are a meanie.



-->'''The grandson''': Is this a kissing book?

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-->'''The grandson''': -->'''Grandson''': Is this a kissing book?



%%* MetafictionalDevice: Used, lampshaded and parodied ''everywhere.'' - ZCE

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%%* MetafictionalDevice: Used, lampshaded and parodied ''everywhere.'' - -- ZCE



--> '''Westley:''' ...he said, "My real name is Ryan. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dread Pirate Roberts either - his name was ''Cummerbund."''

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--> '''Westley:''' ...'''Westley''': ...he said, "My real name is Ryan. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dread Pirate Roberts either - -- his name was ''Cummerbund."''''Cummerbund''."



* ThePowerOfLove: A major theme - Westley is driven by romantic love, and Inigo by filial love (...and by ThePowerOfHate).

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* ThePowerOfLove: A major theme - -- Westley is driven by romantic love, and Inigo by filial love (...and by ThePowerOfHate).



-->'''Humperdinck''' You always think everything will be a trap... which is why I am still alive.

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-->'''Humperdinck''' -->'''Humperdinck''': You always think everything will be a trap... which is why I am still alive.



-->'''Inigo:''' I just work for Vizzini to pay the bills. There's not a lot of money in revenge.

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-->'''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo''': I just work for Vizzini to pay the bills. There's not a lot of money in revenge.



-->'''Miracle Max:''' Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. ''[{{Beat}}]'' Except for a nice MLT: mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato's ripe. They're so perky, I love them.

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-->'''Miracle Max:''' Max''': Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. ''[{{Beat}}]'' Except for a nice MLT: mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato's ripe. They're so perky, I love them.



'''Fezzik''': Fuss, fuss...I think he like to scream at '''us'''.\\

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'''Fezzik''': Fuss, fuss... I think he like to scream at '''us'''.\\



-->'''Inigo:''' Offer me money.\\
'''Rugen:''' Yes!\\
'''Inigo:''' Power, too, promise me that.\\
'''Rugen:''' All that I have and more. Please...\\
'''Inigo:''' Offer me everything I ask for.\\
'''Rugen:''' Anything you want... \\
'''Inigo:''' ''[runs Rugen through]'' I want my father back, you son of a bitch!

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-->'''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo''': Offer me money.\\
'''Rugen:''' '''Rugen''': Yes!\\
'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': Power, too, promise me that.\\
'''Rugen:''' '''Rugen''': All that I have and more. Please...\\
'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': Offer me everything I ask for.\\
'''Rugen:''' '''Rugen''': Anything you want... want...\\
'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': ''[runs Rugen through]'' I want my father back, you son of a bitch!



-->'''Vizzini''': Ever hear of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates?...''Morons.''

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-->'''Vizzini''': Ever hear of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates?...''Morons.Socrates? ''...morons.''



* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Roberts saying "[[spoiler:As you wish]]", reveals himself to be [[spoiler:Westley]].

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Roberts saying "[[spoiler:As [[spoiler:"As you wish]]", wish"]], reveals himself to be [[spoiler:Westley]].



-->'''Westley:''' Drop. Your. Sword.

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-->'''Westley:''' -->'''Westley''': Drop. Your. Sword.



* TerribleTrio: Vizzini, Inigo, and Fezzik are initially this, before it becomes apparent that Inigo and Fezzik are actually good...and Vizzini meets with some iocane powder.

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* TerribleTrio: Vizzini, Inigo, and Fezzik are initially this, before it becomes apparent that Inigo and Fezzik are actually good... and Vizzini meets with some iocane powder.



* TrueCompanions: Fezzik and Inigo Montoya. They rhyme together, encourage each other to be careful, and work as a team. Fezzik rescues a drunk Inigo from the Brute Squad, sobers him up, and helps him come up with a new plan to obtain his revenge.

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* TrueCompanions: Fezzik and Inigo Montoya.Inigo. They rhyme together, encourage each other to be careful, and work as a team. Fezzik rescues a drunk Inigo from the Brute Squad, sobers him up, and helps him come up with a new plan to obtain his revenge.



-->'''Humperdinck:''' I swear it will be done. ''[aside to Count Rugen]'' Once we're out of sight, take him back to Florin and throw him in the Pit of Despair.\\
'''Count Rugen:''' I swear it will be done.

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-->'''Humperdinck:''' -->'''Humperdinck''': I swear it will be done. ''[aside to Count Rugen]'' Once we're out of sight, take him back to Florin and throw him in the Pit of Despair.\\
'''Count Rugen:''' Rugen''': I swear it will be done.



* WallSlump: Inigo has a famous one after Rugen stabs him...several times.

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* WallSlump: Inigo has a famous one after Rugen stabs him... several times.



** Humperdinck is presented as a JerkAss for claiming Buttercup as a trophy wife and later imprisoning Westley to get him out of the way. However, he seems sincerely concerned that Guilder kidnapped her and plans to kill her...Then he reveals that he was behind Buttercup's abduction all along, as a pretext for a war with Guilder.

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** Humperdinck is presented as a JerkAss for claiming Buttercup as a trophy wife and later imprisoning Westley to get him out of the way. However, he seems sincerely concerned that Guilder kidnapped her and plans to kill her... Then he reveals that he was behind Buttercup's abduction all along, as a pretext for a war with Guilder.



-->'''Inigo:''' Who ''are'' you?\\
'''Man in Black:''' I am no one of consequence.\\
'''Inigo:''' I must know.\\
'''Man in Black:''' Get used to disappointment.\\
'''Inigo:''' ''[shrugs]'' Okay.

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-->'''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo''': Who ''are'' you?\\
'''Man in Black:''' Black''': I am no one of consequence.\\
'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': I must know.\\
'''Man in Black:''' Black''': Get used to disappointment.\\
'''Inigo:''' '''Inigo''': ''[shrugs]'' Okay.



-->'''Fezzik:''' I am the Dread Pirate Roberts! I am here, but soon you will not be here! There will be no survivor! The Dread Pirate Roberts takes no survivor! ''[bursts into flame]'' All your worst nightmares are about to come true! The Dread Pirate Roberts is here! FOR YOU SOOOUUUL!

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-->'''Fezzik:''' -->'''Fezzik''': I am the Dread Pirate Roberts! I am here, but soon you will not be here! There will be no survivor! The Dread Pirate Roberts takes no survivor! ''[bursts into flame]'' All your worst nightmares are about to come true! The Dread Pirate Roberts is here! FOR YOU SOOOUUUL!



->'''Grandson''': Grandpa...do you think you can read it for me again tomorrow?\\

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->'''Grandson''': Grandpa... do you think you can read it for me again tomorrow?\\
27th Nov '16 6:45:07 PM QueenofSwords
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* InformedAttractiveness: Much is made of Buttercup's beauty.
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