History Literature / ThePrincessBride

16th May '17 1:56:22 AM PaulA
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A 1973 book by WilliamGoldman, ''The Princess Bride'' is about the trials of true love in the Renaissance European nation of Florin. The story stars Buttercup, a simple yet incredibly beautiful farmgirl, and Westley, 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.

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A 1973 book by WilliamGoldman, Creator/WilliamGoldman, ''The Princess Bride'' is about the trials of true love in the Renaissance European nation of Florin. The story stars Buttercup, a simple yet incredibly beautiful farmgirl, and Westley, 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.
18th Apr '17 4:25:39 AM Bissek
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* DisproportionateRetribution: It's implied that Humperdinck's main motive for wanting a war with Guilder is outrage that Guilder would offer him a bald princess as a bride.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: It's implied that Humperdinck's main motive for wanting a war with Guilder is outrage that Guilder would offer him a bald princess as a bride.bride (nevermind that it was Florin that sought the marriage with Guilder and not the other way around).



* HairstyleMalfunction: A potential bride for Humperdinck visits, bringing along her hugely famous collection of hats. Unfortunately for her, a high breeze blows through the dining hall while she's there and her hat comes off to reveal her (heretofore hidden) baldness. Humperdinck decides to go to war with her country for no other reason than his embarrassment and outrage at being offered a bald princess.

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* HairstyleMalfunction: A potential bride for Humperdinck visits, bringing along her hugely famous collection of hats. Unfortunately for her, a high breeze blows through the dining hall while she's there and her hat comes off to reveal her (heretofore hidden) baldness. Humperdinck decides to go to war with her country for no other reason than his embarrassment and outrage at being offered a bald princess.princess (despite the fact that the princess visited to be examined as a potential bride on his invitation).
16th Apr '17 3:38:16 AM dvorak
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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses ReadersAreGeniuses]]: Invoked. The original text (which doesn't exist) was a political satire that required the reader to have several university degrees to find funny instead of boring. This is the fun parts boiled out of that.

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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses ReadersAreGeniuses]]: Readers Are Geniuses]]: Invoked. The original text (which doesn't exist) was a political satire that required the reader to have several university degrees to find funny instead of boring. This is the fun parts boiled out of that.
16th Apr '17 3:33:19 AM dvorak
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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses ReadersAreGeniuses]]: Invoked. The original text (which doesn't exist) was a political satire that required the reader to have several university degrees to find funny instead of boring. This is the fun parts boiled out of that.
4th Mar '17 5:52:41 PM DKW001
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* LivingLegend: The Dread Pirate Roberts is a mythical pirate. Fezzik earns a reputation as a brawler whose arms can never be stopped. Prince Humperdinck can hunt ''anything'' down.

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* LivingLegend: The Dread Pirate Roberts is a mythical pirate. Fezzik earns a reputation as a brawler whose arms can never be stopped.are completely tireless. Prince Humperdinck can hunt ''anything'' down.
4th Mar '17 5:51:45 PM DKW001
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* KarmaHoudini: Played with regarding Prince Humperdinck. He suffers no physical harm at all in the final confrontation, but his reputation lies in ruins and his cowardice is revealed. He does manage to make one last bid to prevent Wesley from escaping after Yellin frees him, but thanks to a fortuitous intervention by a certain pirate crew, even that fails.

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* KarmaHoudini: Played with regarding Prince Humperdinck. He suffers no physical harm at all in the final confrontation, but his reputation lies in ruins and his cowardice is revealed. He Yellin does manage free him soon afterward, whereupon he manages to make one last bid to prevent Wesley from escaping after Yellin frees him, escaping, but thanks to a fortuitous intervention by a certain pirate crew, even that fails.
4th Mar '17 5:47:32 PM DKW001
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* KarmaHoudini: Played with regarding Prince Humperdinck. He suffers no physical harm at all in the final confrontation, but his reputation lies in ruins and his cowardice is revealed. What happens to him afterwards, however, is not stated.

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* KarmaHoudini: Played with regarding Prince Humperdinck. He suffers no physical harm at all in the final confrontation, but his reputation lies in ruins and his cowardice is revealed. What happens He does manage to him afterwards, however, is not stated.make one last bid to prevent Wesley from escaping after Yellin frees him, but thanks to a fortuitous intervention by a certain pirate crew, even that fails.
4th Mar '17 5:39:27 PM DKW001
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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Humperdinck can't marry a commoner, so Buttercup gets ennobled. The story explains how she had to attend royalty school for three years, and was given the title of Princess of Hammersmith (which was part of the Florinese property but nobody ever paid attention to it).

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Humperdinck can't marry a commoner, so Buttercup gets ennobled. The story explains how she had to attend royalty school for three years, and was given the title of Princess of Hammersmith (which was part ("a little lump of the Florinese property but nobody ever paid attention land attached to it).Lotharon's holdings").
4th Mar '17 4:30:31 PM DKW001
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In a plot against the throne, Buttercup is kidnapped by the criminal trio of Vizzini (the mastermind), Fezzik (the dumb muscle) and Inigo Montoya (the world's greatest fencer, traveling to avenge his father) -- but their steps are hampered by a mysterious man in black who seems determined to stop them at all costs. The subsequent adventures are madcap, iconic and brilliant.

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In a plot against the throne, Buttercup is kidnapped by the criminal trio The Sicilian Crowd (so called because two's company and three's a crowd), consisting of Vizzini (the mastermind), Fezzik (the dumb muscle) and Inigo Montoya (the world's greatest fencer, traveling to avenge his father) -- 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.



* AffectionateNickname: Humperdinck calls Queen Bella "Evil Stepmother," or E.S. for short. And yes, it ''is'' an affectionate nickname; he's quite fond of her.

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* AffectionateNickname: Humperdinck calls Queen Bella "Evil Stepmother," or E.S. for short.short, because the only stepmothers he knew where the evil ones from fairy tales. And yes, it ''is'' an affectionate nickname; he's quite fond of her.
6th Dec '16 12:43:24 AM JustTroper
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