History Film / ThePrincessBride

20th Sep '17 2:28:13 AM ClintEastwood
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* PlotHole: When Count Rugen first uses the machine on Westley, he moves the switch to "1", and we see a block of wood raise about an inch, and water trickle under it. If the block had been raised up all the way, the water would continue to trickle at the same rate, so setting it to 50, as the prince does later, would be no different. [[FanWank Though maybe the flow of water just turns the machine on and off and the "throttle" is controlled by some other unseen mechanism]].
1st Sep '17 2:04:31 PM SinDustries
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* ExtraDigits: Count Rugen has six fingers on his right hand. This is the only clue Inigo has to his identity; fortunately it's a very distinctive feature.

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* ExtraDigits: Count Rugen has six fingers on his right hand. This is the only clue Inigo has to his identity; fortunately fortunately, it's a very distinctive feature.[[RunningGag very]] [[MemeticMutation distinctive]] [[Series/{{Leverage}} feature]].
9th Aug '17 1:44:38 PM Rytex
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* BrickJoke: A subtle one. The Man in Black explains iocane powder to Vizzini, noting that it is odorless, tasteless, and dissolves instantly in water. Later on, Buttercup tries to intimidate the Man in Black by sharing Humperdinck's (rather exaggerated) hunting abilities. A few scenes after that, along comes Prince Humperdinck and party, who find the small tube that the Man in Black had kept the powder in, and by smelling an odorless tube, Prince Humperdinck instantly discerns it's iocane.
20th Jul '17 1:25:25 PM sabremeister
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* SparingTheAces: The Man in Black declines to kill his WorthyOpponent Inigo Montoya because Inigo is an extremely gifted swordsman 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.

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* SparingTheAces: The Man in Black declines to kill his WorthyOpponent Inigo Montoya because Inigo is an extremely gifted swordsman who has made swordfighting his life's study in order to be able to one day avenge get revenge on 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.
16th Jul '17 6:15:13 AM IlGreven
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* AltarDiplomacy: Prince Humperdinck chooses beautiful peasant Buttercup to be his wife, knowing she will capture the hearts of the populace; he will get a popularity boost and she will get the stable life of royalty.

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* AltarDiplomacy: Prince Humperdinck chooses beautiful peasant Buttercup to be his wife, knowing she will capture the hearts of the populace; he will get a popularity boost and she will get the stable life of royalty.royalty [[spoiler:at least, until he has her killed and has framed a rival kingdom for it]].
12th Jul '17 6:25:30 PM HeraldAlberich
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* AdvantageBall: Goes with {{Flynning}} as 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 serve to swipe the ball from Humperdinck and return it to the good guys.

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* AdvantageBall: Goes with {{Flynning}} as always -- Inigo 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 serve to swipe the ball from Humperdinck and return it to the good guys.



* ArtisticLicencePharmacology: The Dread Pirate Roberts has this in his [[spoiler:immunity to iocane powder.]] The closest you can get in reality is arsenic, and according the information covered in this [[https://youtu.be/kWUJqwuwlh8 Because Science video]], the best you could do is build up a tolerance, not really an immunity.

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* ArtisticLicencePharmacology: The Dread Pirate Roberts has this in his [[spoiler:immunity to iocane powder.]] powder]]. The closest you can get in reality is arsenic, and according the information covered in this [[https://youtu.be/kWUJqwuwlh8 Because Science video]], the best you could do is build up a tolerance, not really an immunity.



* BigBad: Prince 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]].

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* BigBad: Prince 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 speech--and left alive as a final humiliation]].



** DamselOutOfDistress: But, upon seeing another ship following Vizzini's boat, Buttercup 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 attempt.

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** * DamselOutOfDistress: But, Subverted; Buttercup, upon seeing another ship following Vizzini's boat, Buttercup 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 attempt.



* HeroicSafeMode: Inigo during his final duel with Count Rugen. He shrugs off a thrown knife to the gut after only a minute or.

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* HeroicSafeMode: Inigo during his final duel with Count Rugen. He shrugs off a thrown knife to the gut after only a minute or.or so.



--> '''The Man In Black''': "You mean you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try to kill each other like civilized men?"

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--> '''The --->'''The Man In Black''': "You in Black:''' You mean you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try to kill each other like civilized men?"people?



* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute: The Fire Swamp. Blasts of fire, [[QuicksandSucks lightning sand]] and RodentsOfUnusualSize. Though Westley and Buttercup seem to survive fairly easily, all things considered (it helps that Westley has gone through it before, apparently after [[spoiler:he became the Dread Pirate Roberts]]).

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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 (it helps that Westley has gone through it before, apparently after [[spoiler:he became the Dread Pirate Roberts]]).considered.



-->'''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.

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-->'''Humperdinck''': -->'''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''': Rugen:''' Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.
7th Jul '17 9:01:51 PM Karxrida
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* XanatosGambit: The Man in Black wins the battle of wits against against Vizzini before it even starts. Both of the chalices that Vizzini has to choose from are poisoned with iocane powder, and the Man in Black has an AcquiredPoisonImmunity so he can drink from either without dying. Even if Vizzini figures out what's going on, he has no way of beating the Man in a straight fight.

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* XanatosGambit: The Man in Black wins the battle of wits against against Vizzini before it even starts. Both of the chalices that Vizzini has to choose from are poisoned with iocane powder, and the Man in Black has [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity built up an AcquiredPoisonImmunity immunity to it]] so he can drink from either without dying.either. Even if Vizzini figures out what's going on, he has no way of beating the Man in a straight fight.
7th Jul '17 9:00:19 PM Karxrida
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** Inigo tries to call upon the spirit of his dead father to help him find the Pit of Despair. He stumbles across the entrances once he stops trying to receive help from beyond the grave.

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** Inigo tries to call upon the spirit of his dead father to help him find the Pit of Despair. He stumbles across the entrances entrance once he stops trying to receive help from beyond the grave.
7th Jul '17 8:59:19 PM Karxrida
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* XanatosGambit: The battle of wits. Vizzini is doomed from the start, though he never realizes it. The Man in Black knows such an egotistical sod would never turn down that challenge. Drinking from either glass is fatal, and even if Vizzini had realized the ruse, he would still be screwed. The Man would cut him down if he tried to kill the princess, and his only remaining option would be to run away, which means he would have to leave the princess behind.

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* XanatosGambit: The battle of wits. Vizzini is doomed from the start, though he never realizes it. The Man in Black knows such an egotistical sod would never turn down wins the battle of wits against against Vizzini before it even starts. Both of the chalices that challenge. Drinking Vizzini has to choose from are poisoned with iocane powder, and the Man in Black has an AcquiredPoisonImmunity so he can drink from either glass is fatal, and even without dying. Even if Vizzini had realized figures out what's going on, he has no way of beating the ruse, he would still be screwed. The Man would cut him down if he tried to kill the princess, and his only remaining option would be to run away, which means he would have to leave the princess behind.in a straight fight.



** Inigo looking for the entrance to the Pit of Despair.

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** Inigo looking for tries to call upon the entrance spirit of his dead father to help him find the Pit of Despair.Despair. He stumbles across the entrances once he stops trying to receive help from beyond the grave.



7th Jul '17 8:49:52 PM Karxrida
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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 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]]. [[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 "Dread Pirate Roberts.Roberts" is actually a title that has been held by a number of individuals. 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 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]]. [[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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