Crowning Moment Of Awesome: The Princess Bride
The moment that was awesome
which will be remembered forever, winning your eternal fannish loyalty.
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+148 (yeas:148 nays:0)
The scene where Inigo has Count Rugen cornered, begging for his life, builds up to a truly awesome line.
Inigo: HELLO! MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA! YOU KILLED MY FATHER! PREPARE TO DIE!
[Inigo corners Count Rugen and slashes his cheek, just like the slash he gave to Inigo as a child, then starts taunting him
Inigo: Offer me money.
Inigo: Power, too, promise me that.
Rugen: All that I have and more. Please...
Inigo: Offer me anything I ask for.
Rugen: Anything you want...
[Rugen knocks Inigo's sword aside and lunges. But Inigo traps his arm and aims his sword at Rugen's stomach
Inigo: "I want my father back, you son of a bitch!
+61 (yeas:66 nays:5) +53 (yeas:58 nays:5) +39 (yeas:41 nays:2) +37 (yeas:38 nays:1) Westley
"They were both poisoned."
+26 (yeas:32 nays:6) The Grandfather
The sardonic, punctuating wit with which he keeps his grandson in place needs to turn up just a few times to be hihgly memorable. One of the best bits:
Yes. You're very smart. Shut up.
+25 (yeas:27 nays:2) Fezzik
"The Dread Pirate Roberts has come for your SOUUUUUULLLLLL!"
+21 (yeas:24 nays:3) +19 (yeas:26 nays:7) Buttercup
"You can't hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds. And you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. And when I say you are a coward, that is only because you are the slimiest weakling ever to crawl the earth."
+16 (yeas:19 nays:3) Fezzik
At the end: he comes with four white horses he procured in case he ran into Inigo and Westley after they saved the lady ("Hello, Lady!") and explains it in a much more articulate way than his simple nature would allude to. As Inigo points out, Fezzik, you did something right. ("Don't worry, I won't let it go to my head.")
+13 (yeas:13 nays:0)
Scaling the Cliffs Of Insanity
, Vizzini cuts the rop the Man in Black was using...only to see that he is still climbing the sheer cliffs with his bare hands.
+12 (yeas:12 nays:0) Westley
"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. But, then again... perhaps I have the strength after all. Drop. Your. Sword."
+8 (yeas:12 nays:4) Buttercup
I-I-I... AM... THE... QUEEEEEEEEEEN.
+5 (yeas:8 nays:3)
We are men of action. Lies do not become us.
+3 (yeas:3 nays:0)
Inigo: "I want my father back, you son of a bitch!"
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Total number of votes: 568