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** Had Vizzini said he'd drink from the bottle, The Man in Black would be compelled to drink ''both'' goblets, meaning he'd get a double dose which he might not be immune.

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** Had Vizzini said he'd drink from the bottle, The Man in Black would be compelled to drink ''both'' goblets, meaning he'd get a double dose which he might not be immune.immune to.

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** Likewise, he might not know what an authentic Spanish accent sounds like.
* The fact that in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' the entire fairy tale story is part of a fictional book means that any mistakes or plot holes in it can be brushed off as mistakes of the fictional story or the way the grandson pictures it, since we may be seeing it through his eyes, rather than errors of the movie.


* Humperdink's whole plot is to kill Buttercup and frame Gilder for it to start a war. While our heroes escape, the plan has been thwarted, and Humperdink has been left humiliated and broken, there's still nothing preventing him from trying the same trick again. Even if he doesn't, he's still the de facto ruler and will soon be the actual king. How will the nation fare under his direct leadership?
* As soon as Vizzini is hauled onto the top of the cliffs of insanity, he starts cutting the rope. The rope that Fezzick hadn't finished climbing up yet. Vizzini presumably knows it's going to take a long time and wants to get a head start on it, but he's being pretty cavalier with Fezzik's safety.

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* Humperdink's Humperdinck's whole plot is to kill Buttercup and frame Gilder Guilder for it to start a war. While our heroes escape, the plan has been thwarted, and Humperdink Humperdinck has been left humiliated and broken, there's still nothing preventing him from trying the same trick again. Even if he doesn't, he's still the de facto ruler of Florin and will soon be the actual king. How will the nation fare under his direct leadership?
* As soon as Vizzini is hauled onto the top of the cliffs Cliffs of insanity, Insanity, he starts cutting the rope. The rope that Fezzick Fezzik hadn't finished climbing up yet. Vizzini presumably knows it's going to take a long time and wants to get a head start on it, but he's being pretty cavalier with Fezzik's safety.


* The Man In Black gets a heads up that Inigo isn't left handed, in that his sword scabbard is positioned for a traditional right handed draw. Inigo doesn't get the same knowledge because the MIB has his scabbard at his back. This foreshadowing shows the MIB that Inigo isn't a merciless killer and deserves respect, even before the discussion about his father.

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* The Man In Black When climbing the Cliffs of Insanity, we see Westley with his sword on his back, rather than on one side. Not only is this more practical for rock climbing, [[IAmNotLeftHanded it means he can also draw it from either hand]]. And indeed, [[RewatchBonus when he draws the sword, he at first puts it into his right hand before switching to his left]]. Meanwhile, he gets more of a heads up that Inigo isn't left handed, in that his sword scabbard is positioned for a traditional right handed draw. Inigo doesn't get the same knowledge because the MIB has his scabbard at his back. This foreshadowing shows the MIB Westley that Inigo isn't a merciless killer and deserves respect, even before the discussion about his father.



* Several guards escape the attack on the castle, most notably when Fezzik feigns being the Dread Pirate Roberts. Given that several of Humperdink's guard die during the battle (including [[TheDragon Count Rugen]]) and Buttercup spirited away, Humperdink's in no position to attack Gilder anymore -- the Dread Pirate Roberts is too infamous a threat now for the people to stand for it!
* When Wesley and Buttercup first reunite, both have reluctantly taken roles as villains, Wesley as the Dread Pirate Roberts and Buttercup as the fiance to Prince Humperdink. This is reflected in the color of their clothes, red and black, which are often associated with evil.

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* Several guards escape the attack on the castle, most notably when Fezzik feigns being the Dread Pirate Roberts. Given that several of Humperdink's guard die during the battle (including [[TheDragon Count Rugen]]) and Buttercup spirited away, Humperdink's Humperdinck's in no position to attack Gilder Guilder anymore -- the Dread Pirate Roberts is too infamous a threat now for the people to stand for it!
* When Wesley and Buttercup first reunite, both have reluctantly taken roles as villains, Wesley as the Dread Pirate Roberts and Buttercup as the fiance to Prince Humperdink.Humperdinck. This is reflected in the color of their clothes, red and black, which are often associated with evil.



* Humperdinck has a reputation for being a great tracker, and he shows this off during the search for Buttercup's captors. But in fact, he already knows about the swordsman, and the giant, ''because he hired them.''
* When climbing the Cliffs of Insanity, we see Westley with his sword on his back, rather than on one side. Not only is this more practical for rock climbing, [[IAmNotLeftHanded it means he can also draw it from either hand]]. And indeed, [[RewatchBonus when he draws the sword, he at first puts it into his right hand before switching to his left]].

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* Humperdinck has a reputation for being a great tracker, and he shows this off during the search for Buttercup's captors. But in fact, he already knows about the swordsman, swordsman and the giant, ''because he hired them.''
* When climbing the Cliffs of Insanity, we see Westley with his sword on his back, rather than on one side. Not only is this more practical for rock climbing, [[IAmNotLeftHanded it means he can also draw it from either hand]]. And indeed, [[RewatchBonus when he draws the sword, he at first puts it into his right hand before switching to his left]].
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* Before their duel Inigo tells The Man In Black that "There's not a lot of money in revenge." Only later do we learn that The Man in Black is the Dread Pirate Roberts, [[spoiler: who is actually Wesley and Roberts is a LegacyCharacter. In the end Wesley suggests that Inigo become the new Roberts. Roberts ship is called the ''Revenge'' and there is indeed a ''lot'' of money in there.]]

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* Before their duel Inigo tells The Man In Black that "There's not a lot of money in revenge." Only later do we learn that The Man in Black is the Dread Pirate Roberts, [[spoiler: who is actually Wesley and Roberts is a LegacyCharacter. In the end Wesley suggests that Inigo become the new Roberts. Roberts Roberts' ship is called the ''Revenge'' and there is indeed a ''lot'' of money in there.]]



** Similarly Fezzik mentions that he doesn't exercise, indicating that he was born naturally strong, it's likely that like Inigo he hasn't fought anyone who could match his strength in a long time either.

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** Similarly Fezzik mentions that he doesn't exercise, indicating that he was born naturally strong, strong; it's likely that that, like Inigo Inigo, he hasn't fought anyone who could match his strength in a long time either.

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* Vizzini might have an inflated idea of his own intelligence, but his ranting is correct: In turn he says that he can't drink from either goblet, and he was right, both were poisoned.

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* There's a gag where Rugen's assistant in the Pit of Despair is introduced with a raspy voice, until a few seconds later when it turns out he just needed to clear his throat. This might be the grandfather trying to give the character a unique voice, but realizes he can't do the rasping without hurting his throat, so he quickly switches to a cockney accent.

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** Similarly Fezzik mentions that he doesn't exercise, indicating that he was born naturally strong, it's likely that like Inigo he hasn't fought anyone who could match his strength in a long time either.

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* The Man In Black gets a heads up that Inigo isn't left handed, in that his sword scabbard is positioned for a traditional right handed draw. Inigo doesn't get the same knowledge because the MIB has his scabbard at his back. This foreshadowing shows the MIB that Inigo isn't a merciless killer and deserves respect, even before the discussion about his father.


* 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.
** The guards who escaped will likely spread word that it was the Dread Pirate Roberts who attacked, not Gilder, impairing Humperdink's plan.
* 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.
** It's implied that Buttercup's captured the goodwill of the people, and that the more intellectual Count was also involved with his plans. Given that Humperdink's castle guard was decimated, and survivors know he's been attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts, Humperdink can't afford to attack anyone but Inigo for the time being... and Inigo knows full well of Humperdink's cowardice, preventing the prince from pushing too hard.
** Also, the Count is dead, his guard's been decimated...he probably won't be doing much of anything military for a while at least.
* As soon as Vissini is hauled onto the top of the cliffs of insanity, he starts cutting the rope. The rope that Fezzick hadn't finished climbing up yet. I know Vissini's a jerk, but thank goodness Inigo managed to help him up in time.
* Vizzini's comment about leaving Fezzik in Greenland isn't just about it being a desolate place -- it's inhabited by Vikings, who view giants as evil.
** This was [[RunningGag before Vikings.]]
* If The Machine took a year off of Westley's life on setting one, how many years will he live to after it was turned to setting 50?
** No more years--that's why the Miracle was required. In fact, given the life expectancy of people at the time (even adjusted for infant mortality), Westley was probably working on negative years.

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* 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, our heroes escape, the plan has been thwarted, and Humperdink will presumably has been left humiliated and broken, there's still sink two nations into war.
** The guards who escaped will likely spread word that it was the Dread Pirate Roberts who attacked, not Gilder, impairing Humperdink's plan.
* 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.
** It's implied that Buttercup's captured the goodwill of the people, and that the more intellectual Count was also involved with his plans. Given that Humperdink's castle guard was decimated, and survivors know he's been attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts, Humperdink can't afford to attack anyone but Inigo for the time being... and Inigo knows full well of Humperdink's cowardice,
nothing preventing the prince him from pushing too hard.
** Also,
trying the Count is dead, same trick again. Even if he doesn't, he's still the de facto ruler and will soon be the actual king. How will the nation fare under his guard's been decimated...he probably won't be doing much of anything military for a while at least.
direct leadership?
* As soon as Vissini Vizzini is hauled onto the top of the cliffs of insanity, he starts cutting the rope. The rope that Fezzick hadn't finished climbing up yet. I know Vissini's a jerk, but thank goodness Inigo managed to help him up in time.
* Vizzini's comment about leaving Fezzik in Greenland isn't just about it being a desolate place --
Vizzini presumably knows it's inhabited by Vikings, who view giants as evil.
** This was [[RunningGag before Vikings.]]
* If The Machine took a year off of Westley's life on setting one, how many years will he live
going to after it was turned to setting 50?
** No more years--that's why the Miracle was required. In fact, given the life expectancy of people at the
take a long time (even adjusted for infant mortality), Westley was probably working and wants to get a head start on negative years.it, but he's being pretty cavalier with Fezzik's safety.


* The Six-Fingered man who killed Inigo's father, [[spoiler:the Count]] talks about how he loves observing the pain of others. What better way to make a master swordsmith to suffer than to commission a fantastic sword, and then spit upon it in front of him?


* While Vizzini isn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, he does display remarkable intelligence in the Iocaine powder scene. He talks at lengths trying to confuse the Man in Black so he'll give a clue away, and when that doesn't work, he distracts him and switches the glasses around. while that at first glance is just a silly tactic he thinks will give him the edge, he then watches the Man in Black intently while he's drinking. Since the Man in Black doesn't hesitate, Vizzini knows (or thinks) that means the Man in Black thinks the goblet is safe, but since he switched them around, the goblet the Man in Black drinks would actually be the poisoned one.

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* While Vizzini isn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, he does display remarkable intelligence in the Iocaine powder scene. He talks at lengths trying to confuse the Man in Black so he'll give a clue away, and when that doesn't work, he distracts him and switches the glasses around. while that at first glance is just a silly tactic he thinks will give him the edge, he then watches the Man in Black intently while he's drinking. Since the Man in Black doesn't hesitate, Vizzini knows (or thinks) that means the Man in Black thinks the goblet is safe, but since he switched them around, the goblet the Man in Black drinks would actually be the poisoned one.

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* The book's frame story is from a middle-aged William Goldman looking back on his childhood, and particularly his father. Goldman (fictitiously) paints his father as a first-generation immigrant from Florin, and by the sounds of it, ''The Princess Bride'', the novel, was the best way that father and son connected. Sharing the book was how they showed affection for one another. There's probably a whole essay to write about how Goldman is drawing off tropes about how immigrant parents and their children connect, or fail to connect. There's a lot of failure in Goldman's frame story-- in the present day, he's kind of a sad sack, his family life is awful, he's trying to connect with his own son. (The movie, which came out fourteen years after the book, focuses on optimism, on Billy and his grandpa connecting.)


* Wesley and Inigo are very well matched, both being master swordsmen. However, Inigo is using the sword his father crafted for Count Rugen, ''the six fingered man''. The weight and balance would be slightly different than would be ideal for someone with the standard complement of five fingers. Wesley won the sword fight because Inigo was fighting with a disadvantage the whole time.
** It's also implied that Vizzini's been using Inigo for banditry and bodyguard work. He hasn't fought someone close to his skill in years.
*** While Indigo had been using the six-fingered sword, he has been using it for 20 years, so it has become part of his style.

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%% While Inigo had been using the six-fingered sword, he has been using it for 20 years, so it has become part of his style. * Wesley and Inigo are very well matched, both being master swordsmen. However, Inigo is using the sword his father crafted for Count Rugen, ''the six fingered man''. The weight and balance would be slightly different than would be ideal for someone with the standard complement of five fingers. Wesley won the sword fight because Inigo was fighting with a disadvantage the whole time.
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It's also implied that Vizzini's been using Inigo for banditry and bodyguard work. He hasn't fought someone close to his skill in years.
*** While Indigo had been using
years. Westley, on the six-fingered sword, he other hand, has been using it engaging in life-and-death combat for 20 years, so it has become part of his style.the past couple years. Of course he won the duel!



* When climbing the Cliffs of Insanity, we see Westley with his sword on his back, rather than on one side. Not only is this more practical for rock climbing, [[IAmNotLeftHanded it means he can also draw it from either hand]].

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* When climbing the Cliffs of Insanity, we see Westley with his sword on his back, rather than on one side. Not only is this more practical for rock climbing, [[IAmNotLeftHanded it means he can also draw it from either hand]]. And indeed, [[RewatchBonus when he draws the sword, he at first puts it into his right hand before switching to his left]].



** Also, the Count is dead, his guard's been decimated...he probably won't be doing much of anything military for a while at least.



* Vizzini's comment about leaving Fezzik in Greenland isn't just about it being a desolate place -- it's inhabited by vikings, who view giants as evil.

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* Vizzini's comment about leaving Fezzik in Greenland isn't just about it being a desolate place -- it's inhabited by vikings, Vikings, who view giants as evil.evil.
** This was [[RunningGag before Vikings.]]

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