Inigo Montoya
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Hit Man for Vizzini, and in the end of the movie takes over the Dread Pirate Roberts title


Domingo Montoya (father)



"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Inigo Montoya is a skilled swordsman from Spain. He is portrayed by Mandy Patinkin.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Inigo's father, Domingo, was a skilled swordsmith who made a special sword for Count Rugen, to accommodate his six-fingered right hand.

When Rugen returned, he was only willing to pay one-tenth of the price (one-fiftieth in the novel) he had promised. When Domingo refused to sell it to him and declared Inigo the rightful owner, he stabbed Inigo's father through the heart. Inigo, then just eleven (ten in the book), witnessed this and challenged Rugen to a duel, which he lost. Rugen let him live and keep the sword but scarred his face.

Inigo then dedicated his life to the study of fencing, studying under all of the greatest masters of the time. That way, when he found his father's killer again, he wouldn't lose. When he meets Count Rugen again, he tells him, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Despite being wounded by Rugen three times, Inigo repeated the phrase multiple times before killing Rugen, and avenging his father's death.  It is interesting to note that the wounds Count Rugen suffers in the climactic fight — two slashes to the face and a killing thrust through the abdomen — are identical to the wounds suffered by Inigo (the two slashes to the face as an eleven-year-old "Spanish brat" and a wound to the stomach caused by a knife thrown by Rugen). 

Inigo is a Wizard (The rank above master) of the sword, and although he is right-handed, he is also very proficient at fencing with his left hand.

Famous phrase[edit | edit source]

The phrase this character said "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." It is so famous that it has already been imitated or parodied by various programs including Ben10 and The Big Bang Theory, even the game World of Warcraft has an object called "Coin of Inigo", object that comes along with the phrase "I miss from my father..."

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