Inigo Montoya—The Princess Bride by William GoldmanRead about another entry on the list.
A childhood tragedy launched a lifetime of training in the blade, making Inigo a swordsman with few peers. Now, I know what you’re thinking…’but wait, didn’t Wesley beat him?’ That may be true, but Inigo was reticent about that fight and it soon became a test of two fencers, enamoured of their art and fascinated with each other’s skills. The true duel comes later, when Inigo finally faces the man who killed his father. Even mortally wounded, Inigo finds the strength and the raw steel inside himself to utter those immortal words: ‘My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die.’
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