History Film / ThePrincessBride

24th Mar '17 12:22:50 PM Jice_Wumpkin
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* HesJustHiding: Discussed.

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* HesJustHiding: Discussed.Discussed {{In-Universe}}.
9th Mar '17 5:57:36 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute: The Fire Swamp. Blasts of fire, [[QuicksandSucks lightning sand]] and RodentsOfUnusualSize. Though Westley and Buttercup seem to survive fairly easily, all things considered.

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* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute: The Fire Swamp. Blasts of fire, [[QuicksandSucks lightning sand]] and RodentsOfUnusualSize. Though Westley and Buttercup seem to survive fairly easily, all things considered.considered (it helps that Westley has gone through it before, apparently after [[spoiler:he became the Dread Pirate Roberts]]).
9th Mar '17 5:45:57 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* SincerityMode: When Count Rugen invites Prince Humperdinck to his initial demonstration of his new torture device, Humperdinck respectfully declines on the grounds that he's got a lot of dirty work of his own.
-->'''Humperdinck''': Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work. But I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it--I'm ''swamped''.\\
'''Count Rugen''': Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.
5th Mar '17 12:43:53 PM HeraldAlberich
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** "RodentsOfUnusualSize? I don't think they exist." Said just Westley has spotted about three of them over Buttercup's shoulder, and ''immediately'' before one of them tackles him.

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** "RodentsOfUnusualSize? I don't think they exist." Said just after Westley has spotted about three of them over Buttercup's shoulder, and ''immediately'' before one of them tackles him.
5th Mar '17 12:18:58 PM HeraldAlberich
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->'''Grandson''': Has it got any sports in it?\\
'''Grandpa''': Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...\\
'''Grandson''': ''[sighs]'' It doesn't sound too bad. I'll try to stay awake.\\
'''Grandpa''': Oh thank you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

A 1987 [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] directed by Creator/RobReiner, adapted by Creator/WilliamGoldman from [[Literature/ThePrincessBride his 1973 book of the same name]], ''The Princess Bride'' is about the trials of true love in the Renaissance European nation of Florin. The story stars Buttercup (Creator/RobinWright), a simple yet incredibly beautiful farmgirl, and Westley (Cary Elwes), the farmhand she enjoys ordering around. Although they realize that they share the incredibly rare thing called "true love", fate conspires to keep them apart, as Westley is lost at sea.

Five years later, Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), who rules Florin in place of his elderly and doddering father, decides to celebrate the kingdom's 500th anniversary by marrying Buttercup, who is still the most beautiful woman in the kingdom. Buttercup, knowing that the Prince is well within his rights and believing she can never love again anyway, reluctantly agrees.

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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->'''Grandson''': ->'''Grandson:''' Has it got any sports in it?\\
'''Grandpa''': '''Grandpa:''' Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...\\
'''Grandson''': '''Grandson:''' ''[sighs]'' It doesn't sound too bad. I'll try to stay awake.\\
'''Grandpa''': '''Grandpa:''' Oh thank you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

A 1987 [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]] directed by Creator/RobReiner, adapted by Creator/WilliamGoldman from [[Literature/ThePrincessBride his 1973 book of the same name]], ''The Princess Bride'' is about the trials of true love in the Renaissance European nation of Florin. The story stars Buttercup (Creator/RobinWright), a simple yet incredibly beautiful farmgirl, and Westley (Cary Elwes), (Creator/CaryElwes), the farmhand she enjoys ordering around. Although they realize that they share the incredibly rare thing called "true love", fate conspires to keep them apart, as Westley is lost at sea.

Five years later, Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), (Creator/ChrisSarandon), who rules Florin in place of his elderly and doddering father, decides to celebrate the kingdom's 500th anniversary by marrying Buttercup, who is still the most beautiful woman in the kingdom. Buttercup, knowing that the Prince is well within his rights and believing she can never love again anyway, reluctantly agrees.

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, Creator/WallaceShawn, Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, and Mandy Patinkin, respectively -- but Creator/MandyPatinkin, 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.



* AdvantageBall: Goes with {{Flynning}} as always. Westley's ToThePain speech and its results also qualify.

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* AdvantageBall: Goes with {{Flynning}} as always. always--Inigo and the Man in Black trade the ball back and forth during their duel; most notably, they each grab it when [[IAmNotLeftHanded declaring their handedness]]. Westley's ToThePain speech and its results also qualify.serve to swipe the ball from Humperdinck and return it to the good guys.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The ScarpiaUltimatum version.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The ScarpiaUltimatum version.Buttercup is initially willing to marry Humperdinck because after Westley's death she has nothing else to live for. After Westley is revealed to be alive, she agrees to go through with the wedding [[ScarpiaUltimatum only to keep him alive and free]]--not that Humperdinck has any intention of honoring his word.



* AristocratsAreEvil: Prince Humperdinck and Count Rugen; the King, however, is merely senile.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Prince Humperdinck is an amoral warmonger, and his right-hand-man Count Rugen; Rugen a sadistic torturer; the King, however, is merely senile.



** Subverted by Inigo: "Let me explain. ({{Beat}}) No, there is too much. Let me sum up."

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** Subverted by Inigo: "Let me explain. ({{Beat}}) ''[{{beat}}]'' No, there is too much. Let me sum up."



%%* BaldOfEvil: Vizzini has one.
* BatmanGambit: "To the Pain!" [[spoiler: Wesley was in no condition to fight and was counting on Humperdinck's cowardice, by chiding him with horrible tales of disfigurement.]]
* BattleOfWits: Played straight (and for laughs) in one of the most classic moments of the movie: the one between Vizzini, the Man in Black, two cups of wine and a vial of iocaine powder. [[spoiler: Except the Man in Black has rigged the game in his favor by poisoning both glasses, as he has spent the last few years [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity building up an immunity to iocaine powder]].]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Played with; the only reason that the Dread Pirate Roberts initially spared Westley's life was because Westley said "Please". That got his attention enough for Westley to sway him with a description of his and Buttercup's love.]]
%%* BeardOfEvil: Count Rugen has one.
* BerserkButton: How ill Miracle Max thinks of Prince Humperdinck firing him is clear given how he reacts when his wife Valerie brings it up when calling him a liar. This is ultimately how Inigo is able to convince him to help out for what little money Inigo has, by promising him that if he [[spoiler:brings Westley back to life]], he'll stop Humperdinck's wedding and Humperdinck will suffer "humiliations galore".
* BestServedCold: Inigo's quest for vengeance against six-fingered man Count Rugen.
* BigBad: Prince Humperdinck.

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%%* * BaldOfEvil: Vizzini Vizzini, arrogant criminal "mastermind," has one.
a shiny dome that nicely accents his smug facial expressions.
* BatmanGambit: "To the Pain!" [[spoiler: Wesley was is in no condition to fight and was is counting on Humperdinck's cowardice, by chiding him with horrible tales of disfigurement.]]
* BattleOfWits: Played straight (and for laughs) in one of the most classic moments of the movie: the one between Vizzini, the Man in Black, two cups of wine and a vial of iocaine iocane powder. [[spoiler: Except the Man in Black has rigged the game in his favor by poisoning both glasses, as he has spent the last few years [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity building up an immunity to iocaine iocane powder]].]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Played with; the only reason that the Dread Pirate Roberts initially spared Westley's [[spoiler:Westley's]] life was because Westley [[spoiler:Westley said "Please". That got his attention enough for Westley to sway him with a description of his and Buttercup's love.]]
%%* * BeardOfEvil: Count Rugen has one.
Rugen, whose sadistic study of pain surpasses the other villains in sheer evilness, sports a natty salt-and-pepper mustache and goatee combo.
* BerserkButton: How ill Miracle Max thinks of Prince Humperdinck firing him is clear given how he reacts when his wife Valerie brings it up when calling him a liar. This is ultimately how Inigo is able to convince him to help out for what little money Inigo has, by promising him that if he [[spoiler:brings Westley back to life]], he'll stop Humperdinck's wedding and Humperdinck will suffer "humiliations galore".
galore."
* BestServedCold: Inigo's quest for vengeance against six-fingered man Count Rugen.
Rugen. He has taken twenty years to be sure he gets it right by mastering fencing before he tracks Rugen down.
* BigBad: Prince Humperdinck.Humperdinck is the ''de facto'' ruler of Florin and the final obstacle for our heroes, though [[spoiler:he is taken out not in a climactic duel, but by his own cowardice and Westley's ToThePain speech--and left alive as a final humiliation]].



-->'''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.
* TheBigGuy: Fezzik.
-->'''Fezzik''': It's not my fault I'm the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise.
* BigGuyRodeo: The Man in Black does this to Fezzik.

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-->'''Grandpa''': -->'''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.
* TheBigGuy: Fezzik.
-->'''Fezzik''':
Fezzik stands head-and-shoulders over the rest of the cast and is strong enough to lift himself and three other people hand-over-hand up a rope while ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity.
-->'''Fezzik:'''
It's not my fault I'm the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise.
* BigGuyRodeo: The Man in Black does this defeats Fezzik by leaping upon his back and administering a {{Choke Hold|s}}, while Fezzik tries to Fezzik.shake him off by repeatedly slamming him against a boulder--and they both carry on a friendly conversation about Fezzik's techniques.



** "RodentsOfUnusualSize? I don't think they exist." Said as Westley is looking at about three of them over Buttercup's shoulder, and ''immediately'' before one of them tackles him.

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** "RodentsOfUnusualSize? I don't think they exist." Said as just Westley is looking at has spotted about three of them over Buttercup's shoulder, and ''immediately'' before one of them tackles him.



-->'''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.



** "Good night, [[spoiler:Westley]]. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning."
** "Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, [[spoiler:my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it.]] I'm swamped!"

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** The Dread Pirate Roberts' nightly farewell to his valet: "Good night, [[spoiler:Westley]]. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning."
** The line that epitomizes Humperdinck and Rugen's VillainousFriendship: "Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, [[spoiler:my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it.]] it]]. I'm swamped!"



-->'''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 also seems to be prepared for this outcome, as the iconic line he has prepared for when he finally finds the Six Fingered Man involves explaining [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya who he is]] and [[YouKilledMyFather how the Six Fingered Man wronged him]]. [[spoiler:This turns out to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] however, as Count Rugen, after impaling Inigo with a dagger, recognizes him as "the Spanish brat (he) taught a lesson to" all those years ago.]]

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** Inigo also seems to be prepared for this outcome, as the iconic line he has prepared for when he finally finds the Six Fingered Six-Fingered Man involves explaining [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya who he is]] and [[YouKilledMyFather how the Six Fingered Six-Fingered Man wronged him]]. [[spoiler:This turns out to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] however, as Count Rugen, after impaling Inigo with a dagger, recognizes him as "the Spanish brat (he) [he] taught a lesson to" all those years ago.]]



* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: [[spoiler:Humperdinck]] after his first plan to [[spoiler:have his fiance assassinated and Guilder framed for the crime]] realizes that he can't kill [[spoiler:Buttercup]] before the wedding because there would be no alibi for him with her safe at the castle with the guard doubled to protect her, and thus the people would revolt on realizing what had happened. This is also why he talks Buttercup out of [[spoiler:killing herself before the wedding]]. [[spoiler:He instead plans to kill her on their wedding night, when everyone's guard is down.]]
* CasualDangerDialogue: Westley and Fezzik have a friendly discussion while fighting to the death. Fezzik keeps talking right up to the second he passes out. Westley and Inigo talk throughout their fight as well, but that's more the [[YouFightLikeACow witty repartée]] you expect from a fencing duel.
-->'''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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* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: [[spoiler:Humperdinck]] after his first plan to [[spoiler:have his fiance fiancée assassinated and Guilder framed for the crime]] realizes that he can't kill [[spoiler:Buttercup]] before the wedding because there would be no alibi for him with her safe at the castle with the guard doubled to protect her, and thus the people would revolt on realizing what had happened. This is also why he talks Buttercup out of [[spoiler:killing herself before the wedding]]. [[spoiler:He instead plans to kill her on their wedding night, when everyone's guard is down.]]
* CasualDangerDialogue: Westley The Man in Black and Fezzik have a friendly discussion while fighting to the death. Fezzik keeps talking right up to the second he passes out. Westley The Man in Black and Inigo talk throughout their fight as well, but that's more the [[YouFightLikeACow witty repartée]] you expect from a fencing duel.
-->'''Inigo''': -->'''Inigo:''' You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.\\
'''Westley''': '''The Man in Black:''' ''You'' seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.



* CatchPhrase:
** "[[JustForFun/{{Hello}} Hello]]. {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}."
** "AsYouWish"
** "Inconceivable!"

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* CatchPhrase:
CatchPhrase: Several, all of which have helped the film's status as a CultClassic and [[MemeticMutation entered the public mind in and of themselves]].
** Inigo has been practicing the perfect phrase to use when he finally meets the Six-Fingered Man and exacts his revenge. During their duel, he turns it into a SurvivalMantra as part of his HeroicSecondWind. "[[JustForFun/{{Hello}} Hello]]. {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}."
"
** "AsYouWish"
As a farmboy, Westley says nothing but "AsYouWish" to Buttercup. Eventually, she is astonished to discover that when he says, "as you wish," what he means is, "I love you."
** "Inconceivable!"Vizzini's favorite word is "Inconceivable!" He uses it with growing alarm in response to several increasingly conceivable outcomes that threaten to foil his plans. Inigo eventually calls him out on it.
--->'''Inigo:''' You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.



* ClarkKenting: The Dread Pirate Roberts and [[spoiler:Westley]]. It's amazing [[spoiler:Buttercup]] takes so long to realize it. Slightly justified that in the years since his supposed death Wesley has changed his mannerisms so completely from the shy farmboy Buttercup knew that it's almost plausible -- not to mention that Buttercup thought he was ''dead.''
* ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity: The cliffs in question are Vizzini's first method of discouraging pursuit, but the Man in Black proves to be a superb climber.

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* ClarkKenting: The Dread Pirate Roberts is Westley, with a mustache and [[spoiler:Westley]]. a black mask over his eyes and hair. It's amazing [[spoiler:Buttercup]] Buttercup takes so long to realize it. Slightly justified that it, but in the years since his supposed death Wesley has changed his mannerisms so completely from the shy farmboy Buttercup knew that it's almost plausible -- not plausible--not to mention that Buttercup thought he was ''dead.''
* ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity: The cliffs in question are Vizzini's first method of [[TryAndFollow discouraging pursuit, pursuit]], but the Man in Black proves to be a superb climber.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint:

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint:ComicallyMissingThePoint: As a result of the king's senility.



'''The King''': What was that for?\\
'''Buttercup''': Because you've always been so kind to me, and I won't be seeing you again, since I'm killing myself once we reach the honeymoon suite.\\
'''The King''': Won't that be nice? ''[calling up to the queen]'' She kissed me! Heeheehee!

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'''The King''': King:''' What was that for?\\
'''Buttercup''': '''Buttercup:''' Because you've always been so kind to me, and I won't be seeing you again, since I'm killing myself once we reach the honeymoon suite.\\
'''The King''': King:''' Won't that be nice? ''[calling up to the queen]'' She kissed me! Heeheehee!



-->'''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.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: {{Lampshaded}} and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe by Fezzik whilst going toe-to-toe with the Man In Black.
-->'''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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-->'''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.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: {{Lampshaded}} and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe by Fezzik whilst going toe-to-toe with the Man In in Black.
-->'''Fezzik''': -->'''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.



* CoolSword: Inigo's sword is a special one made by his father commissioned for Count Rugen, with a grip specifically designed for a six-fingered hand; the Man in Black admits he's "never seen its equal". As Inigo explains, when Rugen wouldn't pay his father the promised amount, he refused to give him the sword, and Rugen murdered him.
* CreepyMonotone: Count Rugen, in terrifying contrast to the WorldOfHam around him.
* CrazyPrepared: Sure was lucky The Man In Black was carrying that iocane powder with him. However, it's not too outlandish, given his line of work as a pirate, to be carrying around a deadly toxin.[[spoiler: And [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity building up an immunity to it]]]].
* CruelMercy: The ToThePain sequence.

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* CoolSword: Inigo's sword is a special one made by his father commissioned for Count Rugen, with a grip specifically designed for a six-fingered hand; the Man in Black admits he's "never seen its equal". equal." As Inigo explains, when Rugen wouldn't pay his father the promised amount, he refused to give him the sword, and Rugen murdered him.
* CreepyMonotone: Count Rugen, in terrifying contrast to the WorldOfHam around him.
him.
* CrazyPrepared: Sure was lucky The Man In in Black was carrying that iocane powder with him. However, it's not too outlandish, given his line of work as a pirate, to be carrying around a deadly toxin.[[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity building to build up an immunity to it]]]].
it]].]]
* CruelMercy: The ToThePain sequence.sequence sees Westley threatening to leave Humperdinck alive, albeit maimed, so that all who see him would cry out in horror. He ends up leaving him [[spoiler:completely unscathed, believing that being cowardly enough to fall for Westley's bluff and losing Buttercup because of it is punishment enough]].



* DamselOutOfDistress: Subverted; Buttercup on seeing another ship following Vizzini's boat jumps into the water, in the hopes of going to the other ship and seeking sanctuary. A few carnivorous eels get in the way, and when Fezzik pulls her back aboard Vizzini ties her hands so that she can't repeat the method.
* DashingHispanic: Inigo Montoya.

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* DamselOutOfDistress: Subverted; Buttercup on upon seeing another ship following Vizzini's boat jumps into the water, in the hopes of going to the other ship and seeking sanctuary. A few carnivorous eels get in the way, and when Fezzik pulls her back aboard Vizzini ties her hands so that she can't repeat the method.
method.
* DashingHispanic: Inigo Montoya.Montoya is a noble, honorable swordsman who's only working for Vizzini [[PunchClockVillain to pay the bills]]. He also allows the Man in Black a few moments to catch his breath before dueling him. In the end, Inigo pulls a HeelFaceTurn (though [[AntiVillain he didn't have far to turn in the first place]]), and unites with Wesley to help rescue Buttercup.



* DerailedForDetails: Inverted by the kid in the FramingDevice, occasionally. Sometimes asking to skip romance scenes or get on with it.

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* DerailedForDetails: Inverted by the kid in the FramingDevice, occasionally. Sometimes asking who occasionally asks to skip romance scenes or get on with it.



** Humperdinck himself, so much that [[spoiler:Wesley decides letting him live the rest of his life as a coward is enough of a punishment.]]
** Also the captain of the guard:
-->'''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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** Humperdinck himself, so much that [[spoiler:Wesley decides letting him live the rest of his life as a coward is enough of a punishment.]]
punishment]].
** Also the The captain of the guard:
-->'''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]''



* DreamingTheTruth: Buttercup and the Ancient Booer.
* TheDragon: Count Rugen to Prince Humperdinck.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Buttercup after her wedding to Humperdinck, during which he revealed to her he'd had Westley murdered, and Westley doesn't show up in time to interrupt the wedding. Good thing Westley was only mostly dead and happened to be in the honeymoon suite waiting for her.]]

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* DreamingTheTruth: Buttercup and the Ancient Booer.
Booer, who points out how easily she's given up on True Love. Buttercup wakes with new determination.
* TheDragon: Count Rugen to Prince Humperdinck.
Humperdinck. Inigo takes him on so that [[spoiler:Westley can reach Buttercup in time to save her from Humperdinck (and [[DrivenToSuicide herself]])]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Buttercup after her wedding to Humperdinck, during which he revealed reveals to her he'd he's had Westley murdered, and Westley doesn't show up in time to interrupt the wedding. Good thing Westley [[spoiler:Westley was only mostly dead and happened to be in the honeymoon suite waiting for her.]]her]].



* 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[=/=]TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
-->'''Buttercup''': Yes, I ''am'' a silly girl.
* ElectricTorture: Vacuum, actually, but the trappings apply.

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* DumbBlonde: Buttercup doesn't come across as dumb so much as sheltered and naive, naïve, 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[=/=]TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
-->'''Buttercup''':
TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
-->'''Buttercup:'''
Yes, I ''am'' a silly girl.
* ElectricTorture: Vacuum, Count Rugen's Machine is vacuum torture, actually, but the trappings apply.



-->'''Impressive Clergyman:''' Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us togethah today.



* EvilAlbino: Count Rugen's henchman, although he's played mostly as a PunchClockVillain.
* TheEvilPrince: Humperdinck.

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* EvilAlbino: Count Rugen's henchman, although he's played mostly as a PunchClockVillain.
PunchClockVillain--especially after his [[EvilSoundsRaspy stereotypically evil rasp]] turns out just to be a frog in his throat.
* 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 gotten away. Instead he stops to gloat, and Inigo gets a HeroicSecondWind.
* TheEvilPrince: Humperdinck.Humperdinck is already ruling his kingdom ''de facto'' due to his father's senility, and can't wait to start a war of conquest with neighboring Guilder. He has no qualms about marrying and murdering his most beautiful subject to bring that about, either.



* 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.
* ExactWords: Westley's challenge in the Battle Of Wits is "Where is the poison?", not "Which glass is poisoned?".
* ExcuseMeComingThrough:
-->'''Inigo''': Excuse me... Excuse me... Fezzik, please?\\
'''Fezzik''': EVERYBODY ''MOVE''!\\

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* EvilGloating: Rugen halts Inigo's chase by throwing a knife into his stomach... and if he'd taken the opportunity -->'''Westley:''' Where am I?\\
'''Albino:''' ''[raspy voice]'' The Pit of Despair. Don't even-- ''[coughs; normal voice]'' Don't even think about trying
to keep running, he might have got away. Instead he stops to gloat, and Inigo gets a HeroicSecondWind.
escape.
* ExactWords: Westley's challenge in the Battle Of Wits is "Where is the poison?", not "Which glass is poisoned?".
poisoned?"
* ExcuseMeComingThrough:
-->'''Inigo''':
ExcuseMeComingThrough: Having a giant as a pal helps when you need to get through a crowded marketplace quickly.
-->'''Inigo:'''
Excuse me... Excuse me... Fezzik, please?\\
'''Fezzik''': '''Fezzik:''' EVERYBODY ''MOVE''!\\



'''Inigo''': Thank you.

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



* ExtraDigits: Count Rugen's six fingers.

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* ExtraDigits: Count Rugen's Rugen has six fingers.fingers on his right hand. This is the only clue Inigo has to his identity; fortunately it's a very distinctive feature.



* FateWorseThanDeath: {{Conversed}}. Westley proposes he and Humperdinck fight "to the pain," which involves Humperdinck losing his feet, hands, nose, and eyes while leaving his ears perfect so he could hear the screams of anguish at his mutilated body.
* FauxAffablyEvil:
** Prince Humperdinck and Count Rugen seem to be genuine friends. Their exchange in the forest establishes, for the first time, that Humperdinck is genuinely evil, but is also full of little moments of relateability for both of them, like Rugen struggling to find the secret door to the Pit of Despair ("It's impossible to find...") and encouraging Humperdinck to get some rest.
** Also notice how Humperdinck tells Buttercup, with all the sad puppy eyes he can muster, that he hopes she will at least consider him less bad than suicide, as if he really feels hurt that she considers marriage to him to be a FateWorseThanDeath.
* FingertipDrugAnalysis: Parodied. ScarilyCompetentTracker Humperdinck correctly identifies the colorless, tasteless, and ''odorless'' poison iocaine after sniffing the vial it was in.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: {{Conversed}}. Westley proposes he and Humperdinck fight "to "{{to the pain," pain}}," which involves Humperdinck losing his feet, hands, nose, and eyes while leaving his ears perfect so he could hear the screams of anguish at his mutilated body.
* FauxAffablyEvil:
FauxAffablyEvil:
** Prince Humperdinck and Count Rugen seem to be genuine friends. Their exchange in the forest establishes, for the first time, that Humperdinck is genuinely evil, but is also full of little moments of relateability relatability for both of them, like Rugen struggling to find the secret door to the Pit of Despair ("It's impossible to find...") and encouraging Humperdinck to get some rest.
** Also notice Notice how Humperdinck tells Buttercup, with all the sad puppy eyes he can muster, that he hopes she will at least consider him less bad than suicide, as if he really feels hurt that she considers marriage to him to be a FateWorseThanDeath.
* FingertipDrugAnalysis: Parodied. ScarilyCompetentTracker Humperdinck correctly identifies the colorless, tasteless, and ''odorless'' poison iocaine iocane after sniffing the vial it was in.



** Fezzik is the Id, Inigo is the Ego, and Westley is the Super ego.
** In the original trio Vizzini was the Super ego -- a very ''bad'' one.

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** Fezzik is the Id, Inigo is the Ego, and Westley is the Super ego.
Superego.
** In the original trio Vizzini was the Super ego -- a Superego--a very ''bad'' one.



* GetItOverWith: Inigo to the man in black.
-->'''Inigo''': Kill me quickly.

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* GetItOverWith: Inigo to the man Man in black.
-->'''Inigo''':
Black, who [[SparingTheAces refuses to kill such an opponent]].
-->'''Inigo:'''
Kill me quickly.



-->'''Brute''': Ho there!\\
'''Inigo''': I will not budge. Keep your ''joder''.
* GiantMook: Fezzik was this before his HeelFaceTurn.
* GiveMeASign: While holding the sword his late father made, Inigo asks his father's spirit to guide his sword and lead him to Westley. Then he closes his eyes while holding the sword out in front of him, and ultimately [[spoiler:sticks it into a tree]]. Feeling let down and probably foolish, Inigo slumps down onto the tree. [[spoiler:And then it opens up...]]
* TheGoodKing: Unfortunately one so doddery that TheEvilPrince is [[PuppetRuler reigning for him]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Inigo has Good Scars running across his cheeks.

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-->'''Brute''': -->'''Brute:''' Ho there!\\
'''Inigo''': '''Inigo:''' I will not budge. Keep your ''joder''.
* GiantMook: Fezzik was is this before his HeelFaceTurn.
* GiveMeASign: While holding the sword his late father made, Inigo asks his father's spirit to guide his sword and lead him to Westley. Then he closes his eyes while holding the sword out in front of him, and ultimately [[spoiler:sticks sticks it into a tree]].tree. Feeling let down and probably foolish, Inigo slumps down onto the tree. [[spoiler:And then it opens up...]]
* TheGoodKing: Unfortunately one so doddery that TheEvilPrince is [[PuppetRuler [[PuppetKing reigning for him]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Inigo has Good Scars running across his cheeks.cheeks, given to him by the man who killed his father, as if he didn't have enough reason for revenge without reminders on his own face.



--->'''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]''



* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: Buttercup gets rescued, she and Westley have TheBigDamnKiss, Inigo might make a good new Dread Pirate Roberts, and they all ride off into the dawn. Grandpa might read the story again tomorrow.]]

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* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: Buttercup gets rescued, she and Westley have TheBigDamnKiss, Inigo might make a good new Dread Pirate Roberts, Roberts]], and they all ride off into the dawn. Grandpa might read the story again tomorrow.]]



--> '''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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--> '''Grandson''': -->'''Grandson:''' Wait, what did Fezzik mean, "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?
* HeelFaceTurn: Inigo and Fezzik, technically.

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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?
* HeelFaceTurn: Inigo and Fezzik, technically. They were never more than [[PunchClockVillain Punch-Clock Villains]] in the first place, and after their boss dies, Inigo continues pursuing his revenge in the best way he knows how, and Fezzik helps him because they're friends. This leads them to ally with the heroes, without a change in their own motivations.



-->'''Valerie''': Liar! Liar! LIIIAAAAAR!
* HeroicSecondWind: Inigo isn't going down that easily.
* HomeSweetHome: Westley wants to settle down with Buttercup.

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-->'''Valerie''': -->'''Valerie:''' Liar! Liar! LIIIAAAAAR!
* HeroicSecondWind: Inigo isn't going down that easily.
easily. He shrugs off a thrown knife to the gut after only a minute or so.
* HomeSweetHome: Westley wants to settle down with Buttercup.Buttercup, after solving that whole UnableToSupportAWife problem. Becoming [[spoiler:the Dread Pirate Roberts]] for a few years earns him a fortune easily.



** Fezzik also demonstrates this in his fight with the Man in Black. Rather than throw a rock at the Man in Black from his hidden position, Fezzik intentionally misses the shot, announces himself to the Man in Black and insists they fight hand-to-hand.
* HollywoodTorches: In the underground chamber where Count Rugen tortures Westley.
* HopeSpot: Westley and Buttercup are reunited and have just survived the Fire swamp. Things are really looking up! [[spoiler: Then Humperdinck shows up...]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Inigo deliberately handicaps himself during his duel with the Man in Black, because he's used to fighting people who are no challenge. When he realises that the Man in Black is beating him, he reveals his true abilities, and is soon winning -- until the Man in Black reveals that he's ''also'' been holding back.
* IDontPayYouToThink:
-->'''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''': 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 also demonstrates this in his fight with the Man in Black. Rather than throw a rock at the Man in Black from his hidden position, Fezzik intentionally misses the shot, announces himself to the Man in Black Black, and insists they fight hand-to-hand.
* HollywoodTorches: In the underground chamber The Pit of Despair, where Count Rugen tortures Westley.
Westley, is brightly lit with torches on the walls that ought not to illuminate the middle of the chamber.
* HopeSpot: Westley and Buttercup are reunited and have just survived the Fire swamp.Swamp. Things are really looking up! [[spoiler: Then Humperdinck shows up...]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Inigo deliberately handicaps himself during his duel with the Man in Black, because he's used to fighting people who are no challenge. When he realises that the Man in Black is beating him, he reveals his true abilities, and is soon winning -- until winning--until the Man in Black reveals that he's ''also'' been holding back.
* IDontPayYouToThink:
-->'''Fezzik''':
IDontPayYouToThink: Vizzini hired Inigo for his swordsmanship skills, and Fezzik for his size and strength. He'd much prefer it if neither of them spoke at all, but they're both smarter than he thinks they are.
-->'''Fezzik:'''
I just don't think it's right, killing an innocent girl.\\
'''Vizzini''': '''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''': '''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! 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?



* 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.
* IncendiaryExponent: Fezzik during the storming of the castle.

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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Subverted during the BattleOfWits. Vizzini makes increasingly complicated reasonings to deduce what which 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.
* IncendiaryExponent: Fezzik Fezzik, shrouded in a cloak, gets lit on fire to intimidate the guards during the storming of the castle.



* InsaneTrollLogic: Some of Vizzini's analysis about which cup the Man In Black is more likely to have poisoned seems like this, although it's subverted in that he isn't really using this logic, he's just blabbing while observing the Man In Black for a telling reaction.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Some of Vizzini's analysis about which cup the Man In in Black is more likely to have poisoned seems like this, although it's subverted in that he isn't really using this logic, he's just blabbing while observing the Man In in Black for a telling reaction.



* InterClassRomance
** Buttercup, a commoner, and Prince Humperdinck, prince, to the extent that it counts as a romance.
** Buttercup is more middle-class than Westley, who is after all her family's farm boy. She initially considers him to be beneath her notice and all he says to her is "as you wish", before she realizes they're in love.

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* InterClassRomance
InterClassRomance:
** Buttercup, a commoner, and Prince Humperdinck, prince, to the extent that it counts as a romance.
romance. He has her ennobled as a princess before he marries her.
** Buttercup is more middle-class than Westley, who is after all her family's farm boy. She initially considers him to be beneath her notice and all he says to her is "as you wish", wish," before she realizes they're in love.



* JerkAss: Humperdinck is a nasty piece of work, even for a storybook villain. He's arrogant, petty and cruel; he is only marrying Buttercup as a way to [[spoiler:foster outrage in Florin when she's murdered]], thus securing popular support for a war with Guilder; and not only is he planning to [[spoiler:murder Buttercup with his bare hands on their wedding night]], he actually confesses that he's ''looking forward'' to that! He lies to Buttercup constantly. He sets up a phony kidnapping for him to foil and make himself a hero. Finally, he turns Westley over to Rugen for his abominable torture experiments, and then [[spoiler:temporarily]] kills Westley in an unimaginably agonizing way... simply because he discovered how deeply Buttercup loved Westley.
* JustAStupidAccent: The novel establishes that English is not the native language of Florin. But since Florin is a FictionalCountry (with a fictional language), there is no accent to imitate. Thus, most of the Florinese characters (played mostly by American actors), speak with UsefulNotes/BritishAccents. Frenchman Andre the Giant and American Wallace Shawn go into NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent territory with their characters, Fezzik and Vizzini, who are supposed to be Turkish and Sicilian respectively. However, the actors retain their native accents, and Vizzini's claim to be Sicilian is treated more like a joke than anything else. Miracle Max and his wife appear to be Yiddish speakers (but there's no reason why they couldn't be.) Only Mandy Patinkin bothers to try to speak with his character's native Spanish accent, albeit not terribly well.

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* JerkAss: Humperdinck is a nasty piece of work, even for a storybook villain. He's arrogant, petty and cruel; he is only marrying Buttercup as a way to [[spoiler:foster outrage in Florin when she's murdered]], thus securing popular support for a war with Guilder; and not only is he planning to [[spoiler:murder Buttercup with his bare hands on their wedding night]], he actually confesses that he's ''looking forward'' to that! He lies to Buttercup constantly. He sets up a phony kidnapping for him to foil and make himself a hero. Finally, he turns Westley over to Rugen for his abominable torture experiments, and then [[spoiler:temporarily]] kills Westley in an unimaginably agonizing way... simply way--simply because he discovered how deeply Buttercup loved loves Westley.
* JustAStupidAccent: The novel establishes that English is not the native language of Florin. But since Florin is a FictionalCountry (with a fictional language), there is no accent to imitate. Thus, most of the Florinese characters (played mostly by American actors), actors) speak with UsefulNotes/BritishAccents. Frenchman Andre the Giant Wrestling/AndreTheGiant and American Wallace Shawn Creator/WallaceShawn go into NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent territory with their characters, Fezzik and Vizzini, who are supposed to be Turkish and Sicilian respectively. However, the actors retain their native accents, and Vizzini's claim to be Sicilian is treated more like a joke than anything else. Miracle Max and his wife appear to be Yiddish speakers (but there's no reason why they couldn't be.) Only Mandy Patinkin Creator/MandyPatinkin bothers to try to speak with his character's native Spanish accent, albeit not terribly well. well.



* LegacyCharacter: The Dread Pirate Roberts. Westley reveals that he is the fourth person to use the mantle in order to uphold the legend, after the real Roberts, a guy named Cumberbund, and another man named Ryan. Fezzik even briefly takes up the identity to scare a few guards when StormingTheCastle, which also involves him being set on fire. [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, Inigo wonders what to do now that he got his revenge, and Westley suggests passing the name to him.]]

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* LegacyCharacter: The Dread Pirate Roberts. Westley reveals that he is the fourth person to use the mantle in order to uphold the legend, after the real Roberts, a guy named Cumberbund, Cummerbund, and another man named Ryan. Fezzik even briefly takes up the identity to scare a few guards when StormingTheCastle, which also involves him being [[IncendiaryExponent set on fire.fire]]. [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, Inigo wonders what to do now that he got his revenge, and Westley suggests passing the name to him.]]



-->'''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.



** Inigo and Westley have a most cordial conversation both before and ''during'' their fight.
** And again with Fezzik:
-->'''Westley''': You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?

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** Inigo and Westley the Man in Black have a most cordial conversation both before and ''during'' their fight.
** And again with Fezzik:
-->'''Westley''':
Fezzik could kill the Man in Black by surprise, but insists on fighting hand-to-hand, "as God intended."
--->'''Man in Black:'''
You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?



* LipLockSunBlock: The first kiss between Westley and Buttercup had the two blocking the sunset, which was quickly interrupted by the grandson:
-->'''Grandson''': Is this a kissing book?
* LiquidAssets: The Machine treats LifeEnergy as water.
* LivingLegend: The Dread Pirate Roberts.

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* LipLockSunBlock: The first kiss between Westley and Buttercup had has the two blocking the sunset, which was is quickly interrupted by the grandson:
-->'''Grandson''': -->'''Grandson:''' Is this a kissing book?
* LiquidAssets: The Machine Count Rugen's torture device, the Machine, treats LifeEnergy as water.
* LivingLegend: The Dread Pirate Roberts. Everyone knows he takes no prisoners, which is how he's so successful at convincing people to give up their valuables without a fight.



** The ROUS attack in the fire swamp.

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** The ROUS attack in the fire swamp.Fire Swamp.



* MasterSwordsman: Westley and Inigo both qualify.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Inigo and Fezzik are looking for Westley, their only lead is incapacitated and they're running out of time. In desperation Inigo invokes his father's spirit and attempts to use his sword as a dousing rod. When he runs into a tree, he slumps over in despair, but it just so happens the knot that the sword prodded was the hidden switch that opens the secret passageway leading to whom they're looking for. It may be dumb luck, but the tree is covered in knots and Count Rugen who uses the passage on a regular basis had some trouble in finding it.
* MeaningfulEcho: The grandfather's last line to his grandson is "As you wish", previously established as Westley's way of saying "I love you".

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* MasterSwordsman: Westley and Inigo both qualify.
qualify. Inigo has studied the sword for twenty years straight to acquire the skills necessary to avenge his father. Westley has only had a few years of practice under his belt, but has even more natural talent.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Inigo and Fezzik are looking for Westley, their only lead is incapacitated and they're running out of time. In desperation Inigo invokes his father's spirit and attempts to use his sword as a dousing rod. When he runs into a tree, he slumps over in despair, but it just so happens the knot that the sword prodded was the hidden switch that opens the secret passageway leading to whom they're looking for. It may be dumb luck, but the tree is covered in knots and Count Rugen Rugen, who uses the passage on a regular basis basis, had some trouble in finding it.
* MeaningfulEcho: The grandfather's last line to his grandson is "As you wish", wish," previously established as Westley's way of saying "I love you".you."



* MexicanStandoff: Between Vizzini and the Man in Black, leading up to the battle of wits.
* MickeyMousing: Used throughout the movie to varying degree and effect, but the most noteworthy instance has to be Inigo Montoya's fight against Count Rugen.
* MilesGloriosus: Humperdinck obviously fancies himself a mighty warrior, but he is rather cowardly. So much so that he surrenders to a man who could barely stand up, simply because he rattled him.

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* MexicanStandoff: Between Vizzini and the Man in Black, leading up to the battle of wits.
BattleOfWits. The standoff is in part theoretical--the Man in Black has no weapon trained on Vizzini, but the latter knows he'd never stand up to the Man physically, so his knife is at Buttercup's throat, effectively holding the Man in Black at bay.
* MickeyMousing: Used throughout the movie to varying degree and effect, but the most noteworthy instance has to be Inigo Montoya's fight against Count Rugen.
Rugen, in which a musical sting accompanies every stab that draws blood.
* MilesGloriosus: Humperdinck obviously fancies himself a mighty warrior, but he is rather cowardly. So cowardly--so much so that he surrenders to a man who could barely stand up, simply because he rattled him.



* MistressAndServantBoy: Buttercup and Westley were originally this type of couple.

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* MistressAndServantBoy: Buttercup and Westley were are originally this type of couple.



--> '''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 either--his name was ''Cummerbund''."



** Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck!
** Also, Count Rugen: "Stop ''saying'' that!"

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** Miracle Max is so sore over being fired by Humperdinck that he forbids the name in his house. His wife uses it to needle him.
--->'''Valerie:'''
Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck!
Humperdiiiinck!\\
'''Max:''' [[IgnoringBySinging La, la, la, I'm not listening!]]
** Also, Count Rugen: Rugen, in response to the repetition of Inigo's greeting that accompanies his HeroicSecondWind: "Stop ''saying'' that!"



** The Man in Black testing Buttercup's faithfulness [[spoiler: to Westley, instead of telling him who he is]], ends up with both of them rolling down a hill and having to navigate the Fire Swamp to get to his ship. [[spoiler: This gives Humperdinck enough time to catch up to them, and force Buttercup to bargain for Westley's life.]]

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** The Man in Black testing Buttercup's faithfulness [[spoiler: to Westley, instead of telling him who he is]], ends up with both of them rolling down a hill and having to navigate the Fire Swamp to get to his ship. [[spoiler: This gives Humperdinck enough time to catch up to them, and force forces Buttercup to bargain for Westley's life.]]



* NightmareFetishist: Westley says the [[IncendiaryExponent Fire Swamp]] is more charming than [[SwampsAreEvil fearsome]]. [[CasualDangerDialogue Not that he's going to build a summer home there]].

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* NightmareFetishist: Westley says the [[IncendiaryExponent Fire Swamp]] is more charming than [[SwampsAreEvil fearsome]]. [[CasualDangerDialogue Not that he's going to build a summer home there]].there.]]



* NoisyNature: ''Shrieking eels''.

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* NoisyNature: ''Shrieking eels''.eels.''



* OnlyAFleshWound: In his final battle with Count Rugen, Inigo twice deflects sword thrusts into his shoulder and yet seems to show no visible effect from it. Not to mention, of course, the gaping dagger wound to the stomach (though he's having to hold it shut the whole time). He's even using all injured limbs normally without even wincing in pain after he killed Rugen, jumping out windows and riding horses without missing a beat.

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* OnlyAFleshWound: In his final battle with Count Rugen, Inigo twice deflects sword thrusts into his shoulder and yet seems to show no visible effect from it. Not to mention, of course, the gaping dagger wound to the stomach (though he's having to hold it shut the whole time). He's even using all injured limbs normally without even wincing in pain after he killed kills Rugen, jumping out windows and riding horses without missing a beat.



* ParodySue: Buttercup and Westley. The former of the PuritySue type, and the latter of the [[MaryTzu Marty Tzu]] with a dash GodModeSue seeing as he was able to both outfence Inigo and outwrestle Fezzik.
* PassingTheTorch: Suggested that Inigo will take Westley's place [[spoiler: as the Dread Pirate Roberts.]]

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* ParodySue: Buttercup and Westley. The former of the PuritySue type, and the latter of the a [[MaryTzu Marty Tzu]] with a dash of GodModeSue seeing as he was is able to both outfence Inigo and outwrestle Fezzik.
* PassingTheTorch: Suggested Westley suggests that Inigo will take Westley's his place [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as the Dread Pirate Roberts.]]Roberts]].



* PetRat: The Brute Squad hired by Prince Humperdinck whose job is to clear out the Thieves Quarter. Not to mention Vizzini and his crew.
* PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars: Inigo Montoya has a scar on each cheek given to him by the man who killed his father which serves to strengthen his drive for revenge.
* {{Pirate}}: The Dread Pirate Roberts, to be precise.
* PistolWhipping: Sword whipping, actually.
* PlotPoweredStamina: Fezzik's arms never get tired.

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* PetRat: The Brute Squad hired by Prince Humperdinck whose job is to clear out the Thieves Thieves' Quarter. Not to mention Vizzini and his crew.
* PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars: Inigo Montoya has a scar on each cheek given to him by the man who killed his father father, which serves to strengthen his drive for revenge.
* {{Pirate}}: The Dread Pirate Roberts, to be precise.
* PistolWhipping: Sword whipping, actually.
precise. Not that we see him do much pirating.
* PlotPoweredStamina: Fezzik's arms never get tired.tired, not even when hauling three people up the Cliffs of Insanity.



* ThePowerOfLove: A major theme -- Westley is driven by romantic love, and Inigo by filial love (...and by ThePowerOfHate).
* PragmaticAdaptation: Interesting case since the author himself adapted it to a screenplay. Many lines from cut characters are transplanted onto other characters. The stack of frame stories and unreliable narrations in the book, all focused on the reader-writer relationship is slimmed down to one simple frame story, removing most of the postmodernism and satire.

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* ThePowerOfLove: A major theme -- Westley theme--Westley is driven by romantic love, and Inigo by filial love (...and by ThePowerOfHate).
* PragmaticAdaptation: Interesting case since the author himself adapted it to a screenplay. Many lines from cut characters are transplanted onto other characters. The stack of frame stories and unreliable narrations in the book, all focused on the reader-writer relationship relationship, is slimmed down to one simple frame story, removing most of the postmodernism and satire. satire.



* PretextForWar: The plot behind Buttercup's kidnapping.
* PreventTheWar: Vizzini thinks the man in black is trying to stop the prince's plot to start a war, but in reality he just wants to save Buttercup.

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* PretextForWar: The plot behind Buttercup's kidnapping.
kidnapping. Humperdinck wants to frame the kingdom of Guilder for it so he can conquer them.
* PreventTheWar: Vizzini thinks the man Man in black Black is trying to stop the prince's plot to start a war, but in reality he just wants to save Buttercup.



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

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* ProperlyParanoid: discussed.
-->'''Humperdinck''':
Discussed.
-->'''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.



* QuicksandSucks: In the fireswamp, lightning sand quickly sucks Buttercup in without warning.

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* QuicksandSucks: In the fireswamp, Fire Swamp, lightning sand quickly sucks Buttercup in without warning.



-->'''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}}]'' ''[{{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.



%%* RagsToRoyalty: Buttercup.

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%%* * RagsToRoyalty: Buttercup.Buttercup, as a landholding farmer, may not wear rags, but she's a commoner whom Humperdinck ennobles so that he can marry her.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: Vizzini threatens Fezzik with this. "Do you want me to send you back to '''where you were?!''' Unemployed? In ''Greenland?''"

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-->'''Grandfather:''' When I was your age, television was called books.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Vizzini threatens Fezzik with this. "Do this.
-->'''Vizzini:''' Do
you want me to send you back to '''where you were?!''' Unemployed? In ''Greenland?''"''Greenland?''



-->'''Vizzini''': ''[to Inigo]'' When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn't buy Brandy! ''[to Fezzik]'' And you: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! Unemployed, in '''Greenland'''?
* RedRightHand: It has six fingers.

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-->'''Vizzini''': -->'''Vizzini:''' ''[to Inigo]'' When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn't buy Brandy! brandy! ''[to Fezzik]'' And you: ''you'': friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! Unemployed, in '''Greenland'''?
* RedRightHand: It Count Rugen's right hand has six fingers.fingers. It's Inigo's only real clue to his identity.



* ResurrectionSickness: Westley spends the rest of the film mostly being an invalid.
* {{Revenge}}: Inigo Montoya wants this on the six-fingered man who killed his father.

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* ResurrectionSickness: After returning from being mostly dead, Westley spends the rest of the film mostly being as essentially an invalid.
* {{Revenge}}: Inigo Montoya wants this has dedicated his life to taking vengeance on the six-fingered man who killed his father.



-->'''Inigo''': That Vizzini, he can ''fuss''.\\
'''Fezzik''': Fuss, fuss... I think he like to scream at '''us'''.\\
'''Inigo''': Probably he means no ''harm''.\\
'''Fezzik''': He's really very short on '''charm'''.\\
'''Inigo''': You have a great gift for ''rhyme''.\\
'''Fezzik''': Yes, yes, some of the '''time'''.\\
'''Vizzini''': Enough of that!\\

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-->'''Inigo''': -->'''Inigo:''' That Vizzini, he can ''fuss''.\\
'''Fezzik''': '''Fezzik:''' Fuss, fuss... I think he like to scream at '''us'''.\\
'''Inigo''': '''Inigo:''' Probably he means no ''harm''.\\
'''Fezzik''': '''Fezzik:''' He's really very short on '''charm'''.\\
'''Inigo''': '''Inigo:''' You have a great gift for ''rhyme''.\\
'''Fezzik''': '''Fezzik:''' Yes, yes, some of the '''time'''.\\
'''Vizzini''': '''Vizzini:''' Enough of that!\\



'''Inigo''': Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?\\
'''Fezzik''': If there are, we all be '''dead'''.\\
'''Vizzini''': No more rhymes now, I mean it!\\
'''Fezzik''': Anybody want a '''peanut'''?\\
'''Vizzini''': ''[screams in frustration]''
* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute: The Fire Swamp. Blasts of fire, [[QuicksandSucks lightning sand]] and RodentsOfUnusualSize. Though Westley and Buttercup seem to survive fairly easily all things considered.
-->'''Buttercup''': We'll never survive!\\
'''Westley''': Nonsense! You're only saying that because nobody ever has.

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'''Inigo''': '''Inigo:''' Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?\\
'''Fezzik''': '''Fezzik:''' If there are, we all be '''dead'''.\\
'''Vizzini''': '''Vizzini:''' No more rhymes now, I mean it!\\
'''Fezzik''': '''Fezzik:''' Anybody want a '''peanut'''?\\
'''Vizzini''': ''[screams ''[Vizzini screams in frustration]''
* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute: The Fire Swamp. Blasts of fire, [[QuicksandSucks lightning sand]] and RodentsOfUnusualSize. Though Westley and Buttercup seem to survive fairly easily easily, all things considered.
-->'''Buttercup''': -->'''Buttercup:''' We'll never survive!\\
'''Westley''': '''Westley:''' Nonsense! You're only saying that because nobody ever has.



* RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine, a water suction pump. Made all the more horrifying with the eleven fingered man politely asking for Westley to describe the sensation {{for science}}.

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* RoboticTortureDevice: The Machine, a water suction pump. Made all the more horrifying with the eleven fingered eleven-fingered man politely asking for Westley to describe the sensation {{for science}}.



* SarcasticConfession: When Humperdinck's response to Westley's ToThePain speech is to call his bluff, he replies "It's possible, pig, I might be bluffing. It's conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass, that I'm only lying here because I lack the strength to stand." (Subverted, though, as he then reveals that he's regained enough strength to stand up. ''Just'' enough.)

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* SarcasticConfession: When Humperdinck's response to Westley's ToThePain speech is to call his bluff, he replies replies, "It's possible, pig, I might be bluffing. It's conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass, that I'm only lying here because I lack the strength to stand." (Subverted, though, as he then reveals that he's regained enough strength to stand up. ''Just'' enough.)



* ScareChord

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* ScareChordScareChord: Immediately after the line, "RodentsOfUnusualSize? I don't think they exist," one of said [=ROUSs=] jumps Westley, and the music reacts appropriately.



* ScheherezadeGambit: Westley's relationship with [[spoiler: the previous Dread Pirate Roberts.]]

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* ScheherezadeGambit: Westley's relationship with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the previous Dread Pirate Roberts.]]Roberts]]. Despite continual claims that he'll probably be killed the next morning, he serves as a valet until they become friends.



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules:
-->'''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!
* SecretTest: [[spoiler:When Westley rescues Buttercup, his OneTrueLove, from her kidnappers, he doesn't reveal his true identity, in the hope of finding out whether she still loves him or not. She ends up pushing him down a cliff when he questions her faithfulness to the man that "Roberts"" murdered.]]
* ShoutOut:
** Westley's "man in black" outfit is a dead ringer for the costume Douglas Fairbanks Sr. wore in the original ''Mark of Zorro''.
** Fezzik asks the Man in Black if he's wearing a mask because he was burned by acid, a reference to ''Film/PhantomOfTheOpera1943''.
* ShownTheirWork: the names dropped during the Chatty Duel:
** "Bonetti's defense" refers to 16th century fencing master Rocco Bonetti
** "Capo Ferro" refers to 16th-17th century fencing master Ridolfo Capo Ferro, author of ''Gran Simulacro dell' Arte e dell' uso della Scherma''
** "Thibault" refers to 17th century fencing master Girard Thibault, author of ''Academie de l'Espee''
** "Agrippa" refers to 16th century fencing master Camillo Agrippa, author of ''Trattato di Scienza d'Arme''
* TheSlowWalk: Inigo during his final duel with Count Rugen. Justified because he was seriously injured at the time.
* ShutUpKirk: What Buttercup tells Dread Pirate Roberts [[spoiler: (actually Westley)]]: she "died" the day that she heard her true love was gone, and he has no right to accuse her of being unfaithful when as far as she knows that Roberts murdered Westley. And to accentuate the point, she pushes Roberts down a hill.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Vizzini.
-->'''Vizzini''': Ever hear of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates? ''...morons.''
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Buttercup. Her beauty's enough to get her promoted to future queen, except the Prince threatens to kill her if she refuses. [[spoiler: 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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-->'''Inigo:''' You hear that? That is the sound of ultimate suffering.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules:
-->'''Inigo''':
ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: When Inigo has finally gained the upper hand against Rugen, he asks for a bribe, but only because he wants to toy with the bastard.
-->'''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...\\
'''Inigo''': '''Inigo:''' ''[runs Rugen through]'' I want my father back, you son of a bitch!
* SecretTest: [[spoiler:When Westley rescues Buttercup, his OneTrueLove, from her kidnappers, kidnappers]], he doesn't reveal his true identity, in the hope of finding out whether she still loves him or not. She ends up pushing him down a cliff when he questions her faithfulness to the man that "Roberts"" murdered.]]
"Roberts" murdered.
* ShoutOut:
ShoutOut:
** Westley's "man in black" outfit is a dead ringer for the costume Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Creator/DouglasFairbanks wore in the original ''Mark of Zorro''.
''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'' in 1920.
** Fezzik asks the Man in Black if he's wearing a mask because he was burned by acid, a reference to ''Film/PhantomOfTheOpera1943''.
''Film/PhantomOfTheOpera1943''.
* ShownTheirWork: the The names dropped during the Chatty Duel:
** "Bonetti's defense" refers to 16th century fencing master Rocco Bonetti
Bonetti.
** "Capo Ferro" refers to 16th-17th century fencing master Ridolfo Capo Ferro, author of ''Gran Simulacro dell' Arte e dell' uso della Scherma''
Scherma''.
** "Thibault" refers to 17th century fencing master Girard Thibault, author of ''Academie de l'Espee''
l'Espee''.
** "Agrippa" refers to 16th century fencing master Camillo Agrippa, author of ''Trattato di Scienza d'Arme''
d'Arme''.
* TheSlowWalk: Inigo during his final duel with Count Rugen. Justified because he was is seriously injured at the time.
* ShutUpKirk: What Buttercup tells the Dread Pirate Roberts [[spoiler: (actually [[spoiler:(actually Westley)]]: she "died" the day that she heard her true love was gone, and he has no right to accuse her of being unfaithful when as far as she knows that Roberts murdered Westley. And to accentuate the point, she pushes Roberts down a hill.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Vizzini.
-->'''Vizzini''':
Vizzini thinks he's far more intelligent than he really is.
-->'''Vizzini:'''
Ever hear of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates? ''...morons.Morons.''
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Buttercup. Her beauty's enough to get her promoted to future queen, except the Prince threatens to kill her if she refuses. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's planning to kill her anyway]]. anyway.]] In fact, if she were slightly less beautiful, the whole conflict wouldn't have happened.



* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: [[spoiler: Inigo gets his revenge, but he spent all his adult life in pursuit of it. What should he do? Fortunately Westley passes on the mantle of The Dread Pirate Roberts to him.]]
* SparingTheAces: The Man in Black would no sooner kill such a magnificent swordsman than shatter a stained glass window.
* StayInTheKitchen: The Man In Black's attitude towards Buttercup seems to be this, seemingly setting him up as a PoliticallyIncorrectVillain, at least to modern audiences. However, when it's revealed [[spoiler: he is actually her true love, Westley, who loves her deeply,]] one could conjecture [[spoiler: the cavalier chauvinism was just Westley venting his anger at her for giving up on him]].

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* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: [[spoiler: Inigo [[spoiler:Inigo gets his revenge, revenge]], but he spent all his adult life in pursuit of it. What should he do? Fortunately Westley [[spoiler:Westley passes on the mantle of The Dread Pirate Roberts to him.]]
him]].
* SparingTheAces: The Man in Black would no sooner declines to kill such a magnificent his WorthyOpponent Inigo Montoya because Inigo is an extremely gifted swordsman than shatter who has made swordfighting his life's study in order to be able to one day avenge the man who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his father]]. In addition, Inigo had plenty of chances to easily kill the Man in Black, but chose not to, out of a sense of honor.
-->'''The Man in Black:''' I would as soon destroy
a stained glass window.
window as an artist like yourself. However, since I can't have you following me either... ''[TapOnTheHead]''
* StayInTheKitchen: The Man In in Black's attitude towards Buttercup seems to be this, seemingly setting him up as a PoliticallyIncorrectVillain, at least to modern audiences. However, when it's revealed [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he is actually her true love, Westley, who loves her deeply,]] deeply]], one could conjecture [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the cavalier chauvinism was just Westley venting his anger at her for giving up on him]].



* StormingTheCastle: "Think it'll work?" "It'll take a miracle."

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* StormingTheCastle: "Think Inigo and Fezzik invade Humperdinck's castle with only Westley, who's suffering ResurrectionSickness and can barely move himself, to help. Miracle Max and Valerie don't think much of their chances.
-->'''Valerie:''' Think
it'll work?" "It'll work?\\
'''Max:''' It'll
take a miracle."



* SwordFight: The "Chatty Duel". One of the best sword fights on film. (see IAmNotLeftHanded)

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* SwordFight: The "Chatty Duel".Duel" (as the DVD chapter title names it) between Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black. One of the best sword fights on film. (see IAmNotLeftHanded)



-->'''Westley''': Drop. Your. Sword.
* TakeAThirdOption: Vizzini attempts this during the battle of wits. Unfortunately for him, so did the Man in Black, and rather more successfully.
* TapOnTheHead: The Dread Pirate Roberts to Inigo (swordhilt) and Fezzik (stranglehold), Count Rugen to Westley (swordhilt), and Fezzik to the albino (fist) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the shrieking eel]] (fist).

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-->'''Westley''': -->'''Westley:''' Drop. Your. Sword.
* TakeAThirdOption: Vizzini attempts this during the battle of wits. Unfortunately for him, so did does the Man in Black, and rather more successfully.
* TapOnTheHead: The Dread Pirate Roberts Man in Black to Inigo (swordhilt) and Fezzik (stranglehold), Count Rugen to Westley (swordhilt), and Fezzik to the albino (fist) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the shrieking eel]] (fist).



* 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.
* ThemeNaming: Florin and Guilder are different names for the same medieval European coin. Currency with those names is still in use today.

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* TerribleTrio: Vizzini, Inigo, and Fezzik are initially this, before it becomes apparent that Inigo and Fezzik are actually good... and good--and Vizzini meets with some iocane powder.
* ThemeNaming: Florin and Guilder are different names for the same medieval European coin. Currency Currencies with those names is are still in use today.



* ToThePain: When Westley confronts Humperdinck, he challenges him to a duel and describes in detail what what he's going to do to him when he wins. [[spoiler:It's s a bluff; he could barely stand, much less carry it out.]]
* TomTheDarkLord: Westley's explanation to Buttercup while they are traveling through the fire swamp as to why he had to take on the Dread Pirate Roberts moniker:
-->'''Westley''': Well, Roberts had grown so rich, he wanted to retire. So he took me to his cabin and told me his secret: "I am not the Dread Pirate Roberts," he said. "My name is Ryan. I inherited this ship from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dread Pirate Roberts, either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Roberts has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Patagonia." Then he explained the name was the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the 'Dread Pirate Westley'.
* TryAndFollow: The Fire Swamp ''and'' the Cliffs of Insanity.
* TrueCompanions: Fezzik and 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.

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* ToThePain: When Westley confronts Humperdinck, he challenges him to a duel and describes in detail what what he's going to do to him when he wins. [[spoiler:It's s a bluff; he could can barely stand, much less carry it out.]]
* TomTheDarkLord: Westley's explanation to Buttercup while they are traveling through the fire swamp Fire Swamp as to why he had to take on the Dread Pirate Roberts moniker:
-->'''Westley''': -->'''Westley:''' Well, Roberts had grown so rich, he wanted to retire. So he took me to his cabin and told me his secret: "I am not the Dread Pirate Roberts," he said. "My name is Ryan. I inherited this ship from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dread Pirate Roberts, either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Roberts has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Patagonia." Then he explained the name was the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the 'Dread Pirate Westley'.
* TryAndFollow: The TryAndFollow:
** Vizzini thinks that ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity is enough to deter persuit, since only Fezzik is strong enough to haul himself (and the other three) all the way to the top. But the Man in Black gives chase anyway.
** Westley and Buttercup successfully lose Humperdinck's men by entering the
Fire Swamp ''and'' Swamp, which by reputation no one can survive traversing. However, Humperdinck merely uses his horses' superior speed to go around and beat them to the Cliffs of Insanity.
other side.
* TrueCompanions: Fezzik and Inigo. They rhyme together, encourage each other to be careful, and work as a team. Fezzik rescues a drunk drunken 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.
* UnableToSupportAWife: Why Westley went to seek his fortune.
* UnconsciousObjector: [[spoiler:Inigo's arm seems to block Count Rugen's coups de grace independently. At that moment, "conscious" wouldn't fairly describe Inigo, who seems ready to GoIntoTheLight. May be Justified. A few scenes earlier Inigo calls upon his father to "Guide my sword!", maybe Inigo was being protected by his father so that he could get revenge.]]
* UndeadAuthor: The Dread Pirate Roberts takes no prisoners. ([[AllThereInTheManual In the original novel, it's explained]] that this doesn't mean he kills everybody: he kills anybody who resists, but anybody who hands over their valuables without resistance gets to go free -- and spread the word, so that the next set of victims are less likely to resist.)
* UnreliableVoiceover: "Fezzik took great care in reviving Inigo," is said as Fezzik dunks Inigo's head into alternating basins of hot and cold water. Several times.

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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.
* UnableToSupportAWife: Why Westley went Westley, a poor farmboy, left Buttercup to seek his fortune.
* UnconsciousObjector: [[spoiler:Inigo's Inigo's arm seems to block Count Rugen's coups coup de grace independently. At that moment, "conscious" wouldn't fairly describe Inigo, who seems ready to GoIntoTheLight. May be Justified. A few scenes earlier Inigo calls upon his father to "Guide my sword!", maybe Inigo was being protected by his father so that he could get revenge.]]
GoIntoTheLight.
* UndeadAuthor: The Dread Pirate Roberts takes no prisoners. ([[AllThereInTheManual In the original novel, it's explained]] that this doesn't mean he kills everybody: he kills anybody who resists, but anybody who hands over their valuables without resistance gets to go free -- and free--and spread the word, so that the next set of victims are less likely to resist.)
* UnreliableVoiceover: The grandfather narrates, "Fezzik took great care in reviving Inigo," is said as Fezzik dunks Inigo's head into alternating basins of hot and cold water. Several times.



* UpToEleven: The Machine has settings on a scale from one to fifty. Level One will drain one year of your lifespan away. Rugen says that he "might one day go as high as Five", but is not sure what that would do. After Buttercup gives Humperdinck her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, he takes it out on Westley by turning the Machine all the way up to Fifty.
* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: Once Inigo Montoya has killed his father's killer, Inigo's life is rather empty, although it's not really a lack of satisfaction but rather "That's everything on the to do list. [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow Now what?]]"

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* UpToEleven: The Machine has settings on a scale from one to fifty. Level One will drain one year of your lifespan away. Rugen says that he "might one day go as high as Five", Five," but is not sure what that would do. After Buttercup gives Humperdinck her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, he takes it out on Westley by turning the Machine all the way up to Fifty.
* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: Once Inigo Montoya has killed his father's killer, Inigo's life is rather empty, although it's not really a lack of satisfaction but rather rather, "That's everything on the to do to-do list. [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow Now what?]]"



* VillainousBreakdown: As Inigo refuses to die, and slowly gains the upper hand on Rugen in their duel, Rugen first becomes shaken, then demands that Inigo "Stop saying that!"

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* VillainousBreakdown: As Inigo refuses to die, and slowly gains the upper hand on Rugen in their duel, Rugen first becomes shaken, then demands that Inigo "Stop saying that!""StopSayingThat"



* VillainRespect: Count Rugen seems to genuinely admire Westley for his fortitude and prowess, as well as his direct manner. Unfortunately, this is the main reason Westley becomes a prime [[ForScience test subject]] for [[ColdBloodedTorture the Machine.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Prince Humperdinck.
* WallSlump: Inigo has a famous one after Rugen stabs him... several times.

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* VillainRespect: Count Rugen seems to genuinely admire Westley for his fortitude and prowess, as well as his direct manner. Unfortunately, this is the main reason Westley becomes a prime [[ForScience test subject]] for [[ColdBloodedTorture the Machine.]]
Machine]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Prince Humperdinck.
Humperdinck seems to enjoy the support, or at least the apathy, of most of his subjects. The need to maintain his good publicity is why he plans to kill such a popular figure as Princess Buttercup in the first place--framing Guilder for the crime will give him the pretext he needs to go to war with the support of the populace.
* WallSlump: Inigo has a famous one after Rugen stabs him... several 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.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** [[spoiler: Westley]] tries to call out Buttercup for not marrying her promised love, even though as far as she knows Westley is ''dead'' and she got AnOfferYouCantRefuse from the prince of the land. Eventually subverted as Buttercup delivers a ShutUpKirk and reveals that she "died that day"-- is the day she got news of Westley's death.
** Interestingly enough, Buttercup's conscience does this to her, when she [[spoiler: surrenders to Humperdinck to save Westley's life]]. She starts having figures in her nightmares berating her.
* 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.
* WhoAreYou:
-->'''Inigo''': Who ''are'' you?\\
'''Man in Black''': No one of consequence.\\
'''Inigo''': I must know.\\
'''Man in Black''': Get used to disappointment.\\
'''Inigo''': ''[shrugs]'' Okay.
* WorthyOpponent: Inigo and Westley compliment each other's fighting style during their duel. Afterwards, Westley tells Inigo that "I hold you in the highest possible respect". After this scene they're best friends.
* XanatosGambit: The battle of wits. Vizzini was doomed from the start, though he never realized it. The man in black knew such an egotistical sod would never turn down that challenge. Drinking from either glass was fatal, and even if Vizzini had realized the ruse, he was still screwed. The man would cut him down if he tried to kill the princess, and his only remaining option was to run away which means he would have to leave the princess behind.

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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 her--then he reveals that he was behind Buttercup's abduction all along, as a pretext for a war with Guilder.
* WhatTheHellHero:
WhatTheHellHero:
** [[spoiler: Westley]] tries to call out Buttercup for not marrying her promised love, even though as far as she knows Westley is ''dead'' and she got AnOfferYouCantRefuse from the prince of the land. Eventually subverted as Buttercup delivers a ShutUpKirk and reveals that she "died that day"-- is the day"--the day she got news of Westley's death.
** Interestingly enough, Buttercup's conscience does this to her, when she [[spoiler: surrenders [[spoiler:surrenders to Humperdinck to save Westley's life]]. She starts having figures in her nightmares berating her.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: The gloriously bad and [[LargeHam over-the-top]] "Spanish" accent Manny Patinkin Creator/MandyPatinkin affects as Inigo is a big part of the film's charm.
* WhoAreYou:
-->'''Inigo''':
WhoAreYou: Inigo seems rather confused that he's never even heard of this swordsman who's more than a match for him.
-->'''Inigo:'''
Who ''are'' you?\\
'''Man '''The Man in Black''': Black:''' No one of consequence.\\
'''Inigo''': '''Inigo:''' I must know.\\
'''Man '''The Man in Black''': Black:''' Get used to disappointment.\\
'''Inigo''': '''Inigo:''' ''[shrugs]'' Okay.
* WorthyOpponent: Inigo and Westley compliment each other's fighting style during their duel. Afterwards, Westley tells Inigo that "I hold you in the highest possible respect". After this scene they're best friends.
respect." When they meet again they become fast friends.
* XanatosGambit: The battle of wits. Vizzini was is doomed from the start, though he never realized realizes it. The man Man in black knew Black knows such an egotistical sod would never turn down that challenge. Drinking from either glass was is fatal, and even if Vizzini had realized the ruse, he was would still be screwed. The man Man would cut him down if he tried to kill the princess, and his only remaining option was would be to run away away, which means he would have to leave the princess behind.



* YourSoulIsMine: Invoked as one of Fezzik's threats when impersonating the Dread Pirate Roberts
-->'''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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* YourSoulIsMine: Invoked as one of Fezzik's threats when impersonating the Dread Pirate Roberts
-->'''Fezzik''':
Roberts.
-->'''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!



** Vizzini is so busy playing IKnowYouKnowIKnow with the Man in Black that he completely ignores the notion that ''both'' glasses could be poisoned, especially as one of his guesses -- that his opponent is immune -- happened to be correct.
--->'''Vizzini''': You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong, so you could have put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you...

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** Vizzini is so busy playing IKnowYouKnowIKnow with the Man in Black that he completely ignores the notion that ''both'' glasses could be poisoned, especially as one of his guesses -- that guesses--that his opponent is immune -- happened immune--happens to be correct.
--->'''Vizzini''': --->'''Vizzini:''' You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong, so you could have put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you...



->'''Grandson''': Grandpa... do you think you can read it for me again tomorrow?\\
'''Grandfather''': [[MeaningfulEcho As you wish.]]

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->'''Grandson''': ->'''Grandson:''' Grandpa... do you think you can read it for me again tomorrow?\\
'''Grandfather''': '''Grandfather:''' [[MeaningfulEcho As you wish.]]
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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]]
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* ExtraDigits: Count Rugen's six fingers.
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