History Literature / ThePrincessBride

9th Jul '16 8:37:09 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Played straight, but it only works for Fezzik, and with a caveat. In his past, Fezzik used to fight people one-on-one for money. Audiences got bored of the {{CurbStompBattle}}s so Fezzik started taking on more and more people, and found that if he changed his strategy a little bit, it wasn't much harder than fighting single people. During his fight with the Man in Black, Fezzik realizes that his years of fighting groups have left him confused as to how to fight one person. He adjusts his strategy, but by that point, it's too late.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Played straight, but it only works for Fezzik, and with a caveat. In his past, Fezzik used to fight people one-on-one for money. Audiences got bored of the {{CurbStompBattle}}s [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp battles]] so Fezzik started taking on more and more people, people; and found that if he changed his strategy a little bit, it wasn't much harder than fighting single people. During his fight with the Man in Black, Fezzik realizes that his years of fighting groups have left him confused as to how to fight one person. He adjusts his strategy, but by that point, it's too late.



* CruelMercy: In his ToThePain speech, Westley offers to allow Humperdinck to retain his ears, so he can hear the cries of children and wailing of women at his hideous apperance.

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* CruelMercy: In his ToThePain speech, Westley offers to allow Humperdinck to retain his ears, so he can hear the cries of children and wailing of women at his hideous apperance.appearance.
22nd May '16 10:35:54 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Fezzik is terrified of being alone.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Fezzik is terrified of two things: being alone.alone, and king bats.
22nd May '16 10:34:02 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* ConfessionDeferred:
** Inigo trying to convince Miracle Max to work cheap:

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* ConfessionDeferred:
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ConfessionDeferred: Inigo trying to convince Miracle Max to work cheap:



** When Yellin tries to resign because he can't find the rumored saboteurs from Guilder, Humperdinck (who needs a regent in Guilder after the war, only trusts Yellin and Rugen, and knows Rugen is too busy with "his stupid Pain Primer") promptly tells him what's really going on and what planted evidence he should find later.
--->'''Humperdinck:''' I do ''not'' accept your resignation, you ''are'' doing a capable job, there is ''no'' plot, ''I'' shall slaughter the Queen myself this very evening, ''you'' shall run Guilder for me after the war, now get back on your feet.


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* ResignationsNotAccepted: When Yellin tries to resign because he can't find the rumored saboteurs from Guilder, Humperdinck (who needs a regent in Guilder after the war, only trusts Yellin and Rugen, and knows Rugen is too busy with "his stupid Pain Primer") promptly tells him what's really going on and what planted evidence he should find later.
--->'''Humperdinck:''' I do ''not'' accept your resignation, you ''are'' doing a capable job, there is ''no'' plot, ''I'' shall slaughter the Queen myself this very evening, ''you'' shall run Guilder for me after the war, now get back on your feet.
11th May '16 8:18:57 PM AnotherGuy
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* {{Discontinuity}}: The entire faily tale was supposed to be completely fictional, but later anniversary editions of the book have forwards in which William Goldman goes to Florin and Guilder to visit the exact places where events took place - which have become popular tourist spots.

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* {{Discontinuity}}: The entire faily tale was supposed to be completely fictional, but later anniversary editions of the book have forwards in which William Goldman goes to Florin and Guilder to visit the exact places where events took place - which have become popular tourist spots. [[invoked]]
11th May '16 8:18:32 PM AnotherGuy
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* {{Discontinuity}}: The entire faily tale was supposed to be completely fictional, but later anniversary editions of the book have forwards in which William Goldman goes to Florin and Guilder to visit the exact places where events took place - which have become popular tourist spots.
11th May '16 8:11:11 PM AnotherGuy
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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Buttercup -- though at first she's only in the top twenty. The first couple of chapters are in fact a lengthy parody of the trope, as the narrator somehow has access to a list of "Who was the most beautiful woman in the world at any given time," and on what qualifications, pays careful attention to Buttercup's rise through the ranks, and even gives anecdotes on what happened to the ''previous'' holders of the title (in order: chocolate, smallpox, and [[SelfFulfillingProphecy wrinkles brought on by worrying about how to hold on to the title of "World's Most Beautiful Woman.]]")

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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Buttercup -- though at first she's only in the top twenty. The first couple of chapters are in fact a lengthy parody of the trope, as the narrator somehow has access to a list of "Who was the most beautiful woman in the world at any given time," and on what qualifications, pays careful attention to Buttercup's rise through the ranks, and even gives anecdotes on what happened to the ''previous'' holders of the title (in order: chocolate, smallpox, and [[SelfFulfillingProphecy wrinkles brought on by worrying about how to hold on to the title of "World's Most Beautiful Woman.]]")]]") In the end, despite the beauticians working on her while she's Humperdinck's fiance, it's her maturity and sadness that puts her over the top.
11th May '16 8:07:53 PM AnotherGuy
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: Both Inigo Montoya and Westley are right-handed, but have trained their left hands so much they can beat most other swordsmen even when fighting with their off-hands. This enables them to fight a left-handed duel against each other, with neither of them realizing that their opponent is only feigning to be left-handed.

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* HeroicAmbidexterity: Both Inigo Montoya and Westley are right-handed, but have trained their left hands so much they can beat most other swordsmen even when fighting with their off-hands. This enables them to fight a left-handed duel against each other, with neither of them realizing that their opponent is only feigning to be left-handed.left-handed (hence the TropeNamer for IAmNotLeftHanded.)
11th May '16 8:06:31 PM AnotherGuy
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* BorschtBelt: Max and Valerie. In-universe William Goldman always puzzled why S. Morgenstern wrote them as such.[[note]]Though it made casting Billy Crystal and Carol Kane in the roles easy.[[/note]]

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* BorschtBelt: Max and Valerie. In-universe InUniverse William Goldman always puzzled why S. Morgenstern wrote them as such.such, though he notes that with a name like "Simon Morgenstern", it was WriteWhatYouKnow.[[note]]Though it made casting Billy Crystal and Carol Kane in the roles easy.[[/note]]
11th May '16 8:02:03 PM AnotherGuy
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* BullyingADragon: Vizzinni actually ''physically'' threatens Fezzik, which will gives one an idea of just how cowed Fezzik is by him.
13th Mar '16 9:03:02 AM LordGro
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: Both Inigo Montoya and Westley are right-handed, but have trained their left hands so much they can beat most other swordsmen even when fighting with their off-hands. This enables them to fight a left-handed duel against each other, with neither of them realizing that their opponent is only feigning to be left-handed.
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