Written by Old Bluffer 2nd Jun 2005
Vizzini has Westley's True Love at knife point, but if he kills her then he will die shortly afterwards, as he admits he is physically no match for his foe.
Westley therefore proposes a Battle of Wits - he will place odourless and deadly Iocaine powder into one of a pair of wine goblets, and the game ends when Vizzini chooses which one each shall drink. This appeals to the diminuitive Italian's ego and he readily accepts.
"Never go up aginst a Sicilian when death is on the line!"
The above warning notwithstanding, Vizzini is too clever for his own good when he distracts Westley and switches goblets before confidently drinking. Westley has spent the last few years as the Dread Pirate Roberts, and has built up an immunity to Iocaine powder, so naturally dosed both drinks.