Fridge: The Princess Bride

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    Fridge Brilliance 
  • In The Princess Bride, at the very end, the Grandson asks the Grandfather to come back and read the story again. The Grandfather replies, "As you wish," which seems very sweet but not particularly dramatic—until you remember what was said earlier: "When he said 'As you wish,' what he meant was 'I love you.' "
  • After Inigo Montoya got his Heroic Second Wind, he took control of the duel so thoroughly that he was able to give Count Rugen exactly the same wounds Rugen gave him.
  • To explain how smart he is, Vizzini describes Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates as "morons." Maybe if he had spent some time studying the Ancient Greeks instead of belittling them, he would have learned about the art of building immunity to poison.
  • When The Man in Black asks Vizzini about the poison, he actually says "Where is the poison?" not "Which goblet has the poison?" Vizzini should have said that he'd drink from the bottle.

    Fridge Horror 
  • Humperdink's whole plot is to kill Buttercup and frame Gilder for it to start a war. With the abduction of his wife by mysterious agents, he can still use this as an easy substitute. While Buttercup escapes with her life, Humperdink will presumably still sink two nations into war.
  • Humperdink's free to live a long life with his cowardice...and try his plan again on another unsuspecting girl. And this time, he'll make sure to pick someone who has no True Love who could thwart him.

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