His name is Inigo Montoya. Someone, many years ago, killed his father. And that person, when he finally meets Montoya, should prepare to die. These basic facts provide the motivating force for this high-strung Spanish swordsman (who witnessed the murder as a child): ten years of intense training—at the end of which he attains the rank of “wizard”—followed by another 20 years in dogged pursuit of the six-fingered man who killed dear old Dad. Sure, Westley bests him in their encounter atop the Cliffs of Insanity but that’s only because the ever-gracious Montoya allows the tired stranger a moment’s rest and, perhaps unwisely, tips off his familiarity with the Agrippa defense. The very notion that Montoya is not the world’s greatest swordsmen? Inconceivable!