Artifice and Elegance

Blog #46

Dread Pirate Roberts

The Dread Pirate Roberts is a fictional character in the novel The Princess Bride (1973) and its 1987 film adaptation. He was a pirate of near-mythical reputation, feared across the seven seas for his ruthlessness and sword fighting prowess, and is well known for taking no prisoners. It is revealed during the course of the story that Roberts is not one man, but a series of individuals who pass the name and reputation to a chosen successor once they are wealthy enough to retire.

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