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To the death!
~ Humperdinck
Antagonist
Humperdink

Full name

Humperdinck

Nickname

Prince Humperdinck

Goal

Frame Guildor for murdering Princess Buttercup

Fate

Tied up in a chair

Prince Humperdinck is the main antagonist of the 1973 novel The Princess Bride, and its 1987 film adaptation.

He was portrayed by Chris Sarandon.

Buttercup reluctantly agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck, heir to the throne of Florin. But after getting captured by three outlaws, rescued by Westley and passing through the dangerous Fire Swamp, they got captured on the other side by Humperdinck and his sadistic six-fingered vizier Count Rugen. Buttercup agrees to return with Humperdinck in exchange for Westley's release, but Humperdinck secretly orders Rugen to lock Westley in a forest torture chamber. When Buttercup expresses unhappiness at marrying Humperdinck, he promises to search for Westley; however, his real plan is to start a war with the neighboring country of Guilder by killing Buttercup and framing Guilder for her death. Buttercup taunts Humperdinck after learning that he never tried to find Westley; enraged, Humperdinck tortures Westley to death. After Westley, Inigo, and Fezzik invade the castle, Humperdinck panics and orders the wedding ceremony shortened. Still partly paralyzed, Westley bluffs his way out of a duel with Humperdinck. Westley rides away with Buttercup, Inigo, and Fezzik.

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